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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
Largo stfick iK'v books til Fawell's.
Have your suits made at W. II. Collins'.
Novellies in fine stationery at Fawell's.
It pays to buy your millinery of S. W.
Harney, 0 Stieet.
Special prices to students for furniture
Hardy's, lOtb street.
Work on the Lincoln & Fremont rail
way will begin at once.
Neckwear, iho handsomest overseen in
Lincoln, at the Phu'nix.
Buy your clothing, hats and nobby
neck-wear at W. II. Collins'.
All the Mudcnts go to Fox & Struvc for
their books and stationery.
Straw Hals! Straw Hals!! The nob
biest in Lincoln at the Pliojnix.
For pure Iresh made candy call at the
Candy Kitchen, 12th stivi-t, Little's new
It pays to buy all jrur boots, shoes and
slippers of O. W. Webster, O street, Acad
einy of .Mush:.
S'udenls will find everything they need
in the way of stationery and text book?
at Fox & Slrme's.
The disclosures in regard to the manage
moot of the Government building are
startling. The Hull steal is I'ullly $10,000.
Students will do well to rt-meinber thnt
second hand books aie sold low at
Branch's fruit and confectionery stand,
first door west of Howard House.
The preliminary survey of the M. P.
railroad has reached Lincoln. Whether
the road will be built or not cannot be
ascertained at the present epoch.
The numbering of the streets and build
ings of the city is in progress. It is made
necessary by the free delivery of mail
which will be established in July.
Though not generally known, is is
nevertheless a fact that an extensive tan
nery has been in operation in Lincoln for
feovoral months. Fifteen men are now
employed. The quality ( the leather
manufactured is said to be first-class.
Decoration Day will be observed this
year in a manner creditable to the capital
oily. The arranironieiiis are in the hands
of the ontorprising membeisofthe G. A.R
Col. Smythe of Omaha has already been
secured to deliver the address.
The location of the State Homo for the
Friendless in Lincoln is an assured thing.
Two thousand dollars has been donated
by the cily and five thousand by the state
for a. building. There is talk of our use.
less dormitory passing into tlm hands of
OSGAJi VISITS THE UNIVERSITY.
As Mr. Wilde approached the Univer
sity Monday morning a casual observer
might have seen that he was not happy.
Perhaps the building was not aesthetic
enough. Perhaps he had stumbled over
a heap of ashes on the campus. Possibly
he had fallen into a reminder ol Arbor
Da' (a hole.) Maybe he was speculating
on the probability of being called upon
to speak, and then ? Anyhow the gen
tlemau from Oxford was unhappy. He
entered the hall, gazed pensively, almost
sweetly, on the caricatures the product
of our "decorative artistic" tendencies on
the walls, and Oscar was himself again.
Suddenly his eye caught sight of an object
at the end ot the passage; his countenance
lighted up as he quickened his pace and
drew up before the bulletin board of the
Union society. "Beautiful," he whispered
softly, "beautiful, these yellow lcttersl
this U the alphabet of the soul, and this
dark background ! you have here a pcrpet
ual funeral announcement!" Oscar next
visited Prof. Aughey's room. He had
heard of our professor, Oscar had, at
Oxford, and wished to know him. No
one save Heaven saw that interview; we
can only conjectuie. I imag.ne Prof. A.
a practical man, (praetiad in conirudis
tinction to beautiful.) whose best years
have been cheerfully spent in slavish toil
for the advancement of science for the
use of man, I imagine that he threw a
few scientific terms at Oscar, advised him
to sell his hair, and continued his work;
or he might have said, and doubtless did,
"the Beautiful has gone down beneath the
8velling tide of the Useful and it shall
never, never, never, rise again," and bade
Oscar "good morning." Wilde muttered
an oath as he came out.
The orator mounted the rostrum, ad.
vanced to the altar, made a pathetio appeal
to heaven and said : "It is a great honor
to me to address the students of any
university, but had I known I was to
address you, (a smile and another appeal)
I would hae spent last evening in
preparation of a brilliant impromptu, but
what led me to think of the movement
which I have instituted lately, was ."
Oscar never completed the sentence, but
rambled oil' on another jumble of words.
There was nothing Making in his remarks,
no indication of genius. The speech was
Mr. W. was next shown into the library.
A young lady on the opposite side of the
room had a sunflower in her hair. Oscar
cleared the table at a bound and sought
an introduction. He remarked, "Are you a
lover of art ? " "No, no, no, Mr. Wilde,"
she said dreamily, "not ait but poetry I
love. Your Beautiful Snow is too, too"
Oscar moved away. In the hall ho met
another student, a heartless wretch. "Ah,"
observed Wilde, "you read Kuskiu and
me?" "Not Huskin, Oscar, but you I
read. I do think your 'Helen's Babies'"
Then Oscar pulled his hajr and went out
upon the campus. A bad Freshman with
more of a vocabulary than morals said:
"Oscar, let me show you our dormitory,
an imposing pile, most utter structure, n
daisy" Clem interfered and Mr. Wilde
retired from this pleasant (V) occasion.
Just as he was leaving the grounds he saw
an old weed which had escaped the vig.
llance of the gardener last year. His
bosom swelled with emotion and he mur
"Oh, too thnt yallor sunllower
Apnliibt tho cainpus wall.
WhoM a thought that Mich n little eecd
Could crowed to he io tall."
At Geneva College the students are re
quired to attend Sabbath School.
Harvard talks of changing Iter college
color. We are not informed why she
objects to crimson.
Oscar Wilde, in the course of his lec
tuie at 1 Iarvai d, promised to present a
statue of a Greek athlete to the Harvard
Prof. "What do you do when joti try
to explain tho general method ol obtain
ing a tangent to a conic section ?" Bright
There is a movement in Wisconsin to
move the state capital to Milwaukee, and
give the capitol building at Madison to
the State University.
Virgil informs us, vEneid IV, 235, that
yEueas called on Dido one summer night
and inquired tenderly: "Ibisue in fcstiv
itatem hoc vespertino? " "Non hoc ves
pertluo." "Forsitan in alio vespertino."
"B'mum vespertinum." And he left.
"I never saw a real prize file, but I saw
a fut-ball game. First a man kik? the
ball. Then the boys each each other
round thenexand roll in the mud. Then
one man yells helld, and they git up in a
lino and the men on the end they danse.
Then the boys on the fens they laf. When
a man runs with the ball they each him
and sit on his neck. Then he gozc home
and anuther man takes his place. Then
one man kiks tho ball and the uther side
yells fowl. Then they sware. My brother
Bill, bofore the gahn, sed he was layin'
for one of those damfreshmen. When he
came down to the feeld in his sute the
boys on the fens they yelled, "it came up
from New York on the brcze." When he
came home with his leg broke I isked
him if he fixed the Freshman. And my
sister's young man lulled and said not
this eve, and Bill he kust."- Athtnaum.
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