Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, April 15, 1882, Image 6

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New goods at Bark ley & Briscoe's.
Largo stock new boohs at Fawell's.
L. J. Bycr is the new chief of police.
Novelties iu line stationery at Fawell's.
Fashionable Millinery at S. W. liar
ney's, O street.
Special prices to students for furniture
Hardy's, 10th street.
The street-sprinklers have commenced
their cooling rounds.
All the students go to Fox fc Struve for
their books and stationery.
Bids for the construction of the water
works well are advertised for.
Go mid see M. II. Guslin to get good
harness or buggies, on 11th street.
Preserve your natural teeth by having
them attended to early by Dr. Way.
The chinches of the city were beauti
fully decorated with flowers on Easter.
For pure fresh made candy call at the
Qtindy Kitchen, 12th street, Little's new
It pays to buy all your boots, shoes and
slippers of O. W. Webster, O street, Acad,
emy of Music.
Students will find everything they need
in the way of stationery and text book?
at Fox & Strme's.
Why not turn the Dormitory into a
boarding place exclusively for boys.
Tlif" it might be profitable.
The Herdic coaches have been with
drawn from their routes for several days.
The reason assigned is that all the horses
belonging to the owners of the line are
suffering trom "pinkeye."
A state convention of ministers of all
denominations has been called to meet in
Lincoln Jlay 9th and 10th. The object is
to unite the religious interosts in the
cause of temper ice.
The city election, held on the 4th, was
the most hotly contested one Lincoln has
ever known. Victory rested with the
party advocating enforcement of the law
A change in municipal affairs is already
At last the tempeiance people of Lin
coin are at the "top of the heap." For
several months they have been agitating
mm rcmouBiraiwg and when the com
plexion of the council was changed by
the city election the saloon men were
unable to secure licenses without making
important concessions. The gilded pal
acus now have nothing to obstruct the
view of the irterior from the street and
close at the reasonable hour of 10 p.m.
It seems to be n usual thing among
college societies for a sort of frenzy or
infatuation to unmercifully fall upon and
take possession of some members in
respect to oratory, debating, etc. My
dear would-be orator, please come to your
senses! You are not a machine. A suc
cession of words sounded loudly and with
arms swinging like a wind-mill, will not
seriously injure anybody. Or if you put
on those gestures and attitudes which you
suppose an ideal orator would use, and
frame your sentences after the "eloquen
tial manner" and sound them forth with
precise intonation, mark what I say: You
appear a fool to every common sense
person who hears you, and iu the most
inward inwardness of your conscience
you appear, a fool to yourself. You
may do this "putting on business" iu a
clever way; you may think to yourself,
"I've done it up brown," but tton't be de
ceived; the intelligent will sec through
your cloak as though it were traiispaicut
as glass. The rabble will applaud you
they always will any piece of foolishness;
they will encourage you, iu order that the
monotony may be relieved at your ex
pense. A college society should not be
disgraced by cheap eloquence. Let the
politicians have their vicious prize to
themselves alone, unmolested.
Did you ever see a person that "put on
nirs?" They do that to appear refined.
In the same way, only infinitely worse,
my dear Shooter off of Eloquence, do you
appear; infinitely worse, because while
on the one hand there are people, even
man', who in all their actions are genteel
and worthy of respect, yet, on the other
hand, not even the greatest orator has his
oratory packed up to be shoveled out at
will. Those who put on airs try to imi
tate qualities which arc present all the
time with gentleman or lad', while you
try to imitate the qualities and put on the
dress of oratory on any or every occasion.
The true orator is moved only on yioat
occasions to eloquar.ce; you have your
dress of oratory ready for all little occa.
sions. JJo you see the point? Now In
what respect are you infinitely worse thai:
those who put on the gentleman or lady?
The Hue orator is moved only by great
occasions, wheo great affairs are at stake;
you put on the assumed passions (acted
out with more or of blunder,)
of the orator, on ordinary and trifling
occasions when nothing is at stake (ex.
cept the fact whether you will make a
supreme fool of yourself.) The orator is
aroused by impending consequences, by
the importance of events or acts; ' lives,
he has his very being iu them. You dis
card place, occasion, interest, and every,
thing of advantage, seeding to create
possibilities from impossibilities, to invest
importance where no importance exisis.
My dear sir, consider the maxim, "Teni.
perancc iu all things." Give your detp
attention to it. You can benefit Immensely
ft om adhering to its good sense. It means
on ordinary occasions act in u way suit,
able to ordinary occasions. In a debate
speak to your opponent as if he wen- u
person (lor I assure you he really is,) ami
not as if he were a volcano, a thunder
storm, n inurnicring brook, or a beautiful
violet; not as if you and the audience
would go to everlasting perdition if the
Senate don't pass some particular law.
Now, my dear friend, there arc oilier
reasons besides the extreme foolishness of
the thing why you should quit beinu a
transparent hypocritical put-on. One is,
if you really have a sincere deaire to be a
veritable orator, by these means ou are
defeating your aim. Instead of collect
ing funny newspaper slang and fitting it
into your most precious put.on speech,
instead of wasting your time thinking nut
words for a palhetical passage that would
be appropriate to a sentimental idiot, do
you rather go to work iu u more sensible
way. If you will examine the prelim
inary training of the celebrated oratms,
you will find that they never courted the
applause of moon struck lovers, noisy
street urchins, or of those who are willing
to clap the louder and louder in propor
tion as the eloquence driver before them
seems more and more to be loosing hi
senses. No! They have abstained frin
that I They have rather sought to increase
their supply of wolds, their knowledge -
things, and they might even be excus-e.i.
as the greatest of them all actually did, l
they strengthened their lungs by shouting
and yelling against the noise of the roir
ing ocean; but never could they he
excused, on any occasion or for an)
reason whatever, if they twisted and con
torted their faces into "dispair," "feat."
etc., like elocution classes geneially d
Would-be orator, have some sense! H
lieve me, the orator is not a fool. He
understands men, words, language, thin--,
acts, consequences. Above all, he i
person most ready to see through hypoc
racy. Change vour course, young man !
Cultivate your intellect, establish a severe
and uncorruptable character, and espui
ally raise the virtue in yourself to ns hi'h
a standard as you possibly can.
Who was the first uead-head on recoidr
Lconidns, for lie held a pass.
Song of the medical student: "This
world is hut an M. D. void."
Buy your boots and shoes at the B. B.
store, Tenth street between P and Q.
"All's well that ends well," as the mon
key said when examining his pretty tail