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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (April 15, 1882)
THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
One of Miss Richardson's pupils, with
praiseworthy originality, bus painted a
design upon a tambourine to hang upon
the wall. Tho head of the tambourine
bears a bird's uest surrounded with wild
roses. This novel treatment of a tam
bourine makes an agreeable ornament,
and docs not spoil the instrument.
We learn, through an Omaha corre
spondent, that Eb Fairfield who is in the
B. & M. ortlccs there, and Mr. Touscy, Mr.
Touzal in's nephew, propose to go
to Germany next year for a univcr
sity course. Wc are glntl to learn it, as
also vaiious rumors to the effect that Mr.
ToLznlin thinks Eb Fairfield a joung
man worthy of constant promotion.
The class was discussing lightning.
Exclaimed one, "Sometimes, when two
persons arc sitting close together, one
is struck and the other is not." "Yes,"
said the professor, "and when a string
of persons arc taking a shook there may
be one in the line who will break the
circuit. The electricity has no effect
upon him. It is quite unaccountable."
Thoughtful membci of the clnss: "Per
haps he is a lightning rod peddler."
The appointments in tlic military dc
pnrlmcnt are looked for eagerly. Captain
Livingstone's and Conrad's departure
will start a whole line of promotions.
Wc hope that the cadet officers, when
they are appointed, will immediately pro.
vide themselves with the gold braid and
straps that serve to distinguish officers
from privates. These additions to the
unifotm not only assist recognition but
add to the general appearance of the
The local editor was shown over Wash
ingion University while in St. Louis
recently, by Prof. Niplier of the depart,
went of Physics. It is a fine institu
tion, the pride of St. Louis. The Training
School, in connection with the Univer
sity, oficrs opportunities for practical
work at the forge, the lathe, and with
ciirponter's tools. The art school is large
ami in excellent hand?, and altogether
there are about twelve hundred students.
The University is supported by private
"Old gold" seems to have become the
accepted color of this Stato University
ar.d will figure hereafter conspicuously
at all our entertainments. To havo some
mark, some color like this that wc can
ri-cognize gives us esprit; we can "follow
ur colors," and old gold is certainly a
pretty one and in somo senses symbolical.
Is not Nebraska one of tho western states
where the sun&uts are always in old gold?
D.i not our broad wheat fields show wavu
on wave of old gold ? Hore, then, for our
allege color, and may wo never dis
There has been put up in tho library
one hundred and fourteen lect of new
shelving. It took us an hour and a half
to make that compulation, so we nrc sure
about it. All that has been vacant before
is now built up witlt shelves and on the
north side a broad shelf has been made
for magazines, so that hcrcaflcr tho table
will be clear. Beneath this is a space for
very large volumes. All this improve
ment is because a new invoice cf books
The following promotions and appoint,
ments in the University battalion arc
Captains John F. Harris, Co. A; G. D.
Fairfield, Co. B.
1st Lieutenants S. J. Itobinson, Co. A,
Jesse Holmes, Co. B.
Sergeants Co. A, Henry Newman, Chas
D. Fail field, D. L. Clark, J. V. Parker,
E. F. Peck; Co. B, B. F. Marshall, J. M.
Hastings, W. A. Tris, G. II. Rogers, L. li
Corporals-Co. A, C. A. Smith, D. T.
Smith, E. C. Wiggenhorn, II.E.Pcckham,
Co. B, J. E. Churchill, G. W. Botsford,
J. R. Force, Conway McMillan.
In the B. & M. R. R. land circular
which that company sends all over the
country we find the following very gen.
erous notice of the University. We never
before thought of the useless old tower
as bcinc "campanile." That's a granu
and worthy conception of the author of
ihe pamphlet. "The State University is a
noble structure in the center of the city,
the crounds comprising four blocks, or an
area of about ten acres. The building,
which cost $100,000, rises in tho middle
of the well laid garden grounds. Three
stories in height, with a campanile tower
in tho center. The exterior ornamenta
tion is simple, the architect depending on
the massiveness of tho structure and the
lines for tho effect, and he has succeeded.
The interior accommodations include all
that is necessary for tho purposes of the
University, and the attendance of students
is 259, with a staff of U professors. In
connection with the University is a largo
ladies' bearding hall.
ti.o cno.iahlo of the Palhidiaas Friday
night was tho most olaborato they have
vet civen. lite nan wus luoiunmj "-
for our college paper. Early in tho eve
ning Mr. Montgomery was installed as
President, and officiated with dignity. In
liis address he referred to several abuses
in the society which he would wish to
sec corrected. Thecvcning passed quickly
and pleasantly and the fame of the Palla
dians as entertainers was sustained.
..mrml witli flowers, pictures, and antique
busts, with hore and tnerj a table covered
with objoots of Interest. The many who
came wore ontortained with music, recita
lions and social convorsc. Miss Leonard,
Miss Cora Doolillle, tho Misses Williams
nml Mr. Alexander sang, Misses Edith
Doolittle and Cora Fischer played, and
Mrs. Dearborn gave a recitation. There
wore some toasts responded to during the
evening, Mr. Yates eulogising Longfellow
Miss Fairfield lauding tho Palladian
society, and Mr. Chase making an appeal
After the stormy weather had prevented
the two societies from holding a joint
social in the University, the Unions dc
cided not to omit the regular exercises the
next Friday, and prepared an excellent
program. Notwithstanding the predic
tions that they would have no audience,
their hall seemed to contain its share of
the crowd that thronged the University
on that night, and their performances
were greeted witli an amount of applause
that allowed no one in bearing to think
Hint the social was the sole entertainment
in the building. Speeches were made by
Messrs. Sncll and Sullivan, an essay by
Miss Holmes, and declamations by Misses
Lett and Child and Mr. Sheridan formed
a program that pleased all who heard it.
Tho debate on civil service reform was
discussed witli vigor by the rising Union
politicians, and the music was of an
unusually fine order. A vocal trio from
the well-known Apollo Club; a duet by
Mrs. Drew and Mrs. Watkins, and tho cat
duet by Misses Hallo and Child deserve
Tho Student makes a point ol noting
all arrivals of new books in the library,
in order that the public may know how
well we are building up our .library and
to call the attention of students to the
lalcst volumes. A very fine case has just
arrived containing, in the line of French
History, Hazlctt's Napoleon, Dumout's
Recollections of Mirabeau, Morley's and
Parton's Lives of Voltaire. Under the
topic of the Renaissance are Vasari's
Lives of the Painters, Kengler's Handbook
of Painting in two vols., Symond's His
tory of the Renaisance, Herman Grimms
Lite of Michael Angolo, Pater's Studies
in the Renaissance. Under General His
tory Rawlinson's Ancient Monarchy,
Memoirs of Sir John Reresby, Burnet's
History of tho Reformation, in four vol.
umes. In Greek History wo have received
Wachsmilh's Historical Antiquities of the
Greeks, two vols., St. John's Manners and
Customs of the Greeks, three vols. Those
will be used in Prof. Howard's historical
classes and in connection with Prof. Mc
Millan's department There are also texts
ol Demosthenes, Berkeley's WorKs,
Lange's History of Materialism, Lewis
and Clarke's Travel's, Wallace's Malay
Archipelago, Carlwright's History of tho
Jesuits, and, one ot tho most useful of all,
Benton's Abridgement of the Debates in
Congress from 1789-1850, in sixteen vol-uines.
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