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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1882)
THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
Our Machine, as will bo seen in aiiolliar place, was not
asleep on Hallowe'en. In fact it waB taken along ns a
specially privileged member of a party of students, being
exempt from the species of compulsory oratory imposed
on the others on condition of doing the night into verse
for the Student.
Wo had occasion last week to intrudo upon the Tonic
Sol Fa class -vhich holds forth in the chapel. Wc did not
go in with the intention of remaining long, but being
enchanted so to speak by the excellent singing we did
stay several minutes. This class is rapiuly improving and
all are plee.sed to note the fact us their singing adds much
to the chapel exercises.
The request made by the Student in the luBt issue has
met with partial success, but the editors have not fully real,
ized all for which it was iutended. Now editors do like
plenty of loafers about Iheir olllcc. It is really unpleasant
without them. Our visitors (intruders) have greatly
increased on the strength of our cordial invitation, but
we hone to see yet a fuller quota of genial loafer.
Notwithstanding Pro I. Hitheoek's repeated counsel and
rcqueBl concerning goed demeanor during chapel exerci
scs there are a few that si ill persist in making themselves
od'ous. Now these petty, puerile tricks that are perput ra
ted every day in chapel even by the older students should
have been left behind with the country school. This is
the University of Nebraska and the students should let
their conduct he in accordance witli the fact.
Election day; he looked on submissively while the
shivering woman tilled nut a ticket for him. She took
him by the arm and escorted him in fine style t the bal
lot box. In the meantime lie accidentally threw said
ticket away and polled one previously arranged after his
own idea. "With a thousand blessings on his head for his
humane act he disappeared in the crowd. Oh ! horrid
Junior; Docs your face not redden with shame?
The elfort of a band of students Hallowe'en to supple,
menl the usual society work by a little oiT-ltand exercise
in speaking was a triumphant success. Most of those for
tunate enough to be complimented by a visit of this new
literary society did all they could to express their sense of
the favor. Some few, 'tis true, seemed ungrateful, but
that was doubtless Jue to an incomplete understanding of
the association's alms and hence a lack of sympathy.
An improvement 11.1 tiic slate system is suggested. Let
the slate be hanged on the bulletin board and each co-ed
signify her willingness .o succumb or otherwise by some
appropriate hieroglyphic marked thereon. This would
save postage, dodging about in the hall and kindred hard
ships to the young men, a fiord the Faculty an easy and
innocent means informing themselves on those subjects
concerning which they feel some degree of hesitancy, but
which tlicir duty as instructors of youth forbids them to
omit. Give (lie scheme a trial.
The Freshman Class had its regular meeting Sat. even
ingNov. lllli. at the lesideuce of Mrs. Roberts. Notwith
standing the unfavorable weather, there was a full attend,
anco and all had a jolly good time. The fore part of the
evening was spent in convcrstion, not of a trivial nature
by any means, for this does not characterize a Fresh,
man; but of a very erudite character. At length after
several profound subjects had been thoroughly exhausted
recreation whs thought necessary, so for n time they en
gaged in a few haimlcss games. The music for the even
ing consisted of a splendid duet, by the Misses Doolittlo
and a genuine college song, by tho boys. The evening
was pleasantly spout till a Into hour, whon tho mooting
adjourned to meet again, Dec. Dili at the residono of Mrs.
Tho geology class went to Platlsmouth on tho 4th. They
went to securo specimens, to tear up he strata below the
big railroad biidge, to hunt trlliobltes and brachiopods.
But they found mud and rain and gloom and general dis
appointment. So ihey squandered their money on mcalB
at tho hotel where they all ordered "the same", and
whlled away the long hours in the hospitable and shelter
ing parlors of Major Wheeler's residence. At night they
came back to Lincoln, disappointed but not witiiout com
fortfor it had been a day of rest, complete rest. A few
brought some fossils with them, but the rest of class have
their doubts it Ihey were found. One man had a satchel
full, which the wag of the party displaced and substituted
the hotel euspidore. The hoaxed party maintained his
dignity however when he discoverd the spittoon. Ilold
ing i; up lie exclaimed : "Gentlemen, this is a Univalve!"
Another important event has been recently added to the
very interesting history of our University, Mutt rather
stands out preeminently' lending a cliaim as it wore, to
all others; and wo think it very necessary to give rsald
event a b.iief notice. Tho followiug are tho facts indis
criminately. The woman vsufTeragc Amendment in this
this Stain being defeated by a largo majority, those stu
dents of the University, that were anti-suflVngists con
ceived the idea of crcruuting the dead Bill.
Accordingly a valuable casket was procured and such
other apparatus, necessry, and on Thursday eveniug, fol
lowing the election, they formed a procession in front of
the University, and to a dirge played by the band marched
slowly toward the place previously chosen for tho ere
mation. All went well till the' reached the post on tho
south side of the campus, when the procession was sud
denly attacked by a party of suffragists, who were ilso
University students. A lively encounter ensued in which
the attcking parly succeeded in capturing a large portion
of the colli n, containing the Amendment and by means of
a dray, which had been hired cspecialy for that occasion,
got away with tho prize. The Amis bent on carrying out
their plans, gathered up the pieces of Colin Ihey had re
taiucd in the scramble, formed tho procession anew and
with undiminished enthusiam moved slowly on.
After marching up and down 0 St. a number of limes,,
during which period mournful dirges filled the air with
sadness, a huge bonfire was prepared ami the corpse was
committed to the flames. During the cremation, several
of the students made appropriate and eloquent speeches
some of which, however were heard only by those near by
owing lo the hideous yells kept up by the other faction,
who by this time had completed the secretion of of their
booty an d were again upon tho scene of action.
When the last vestige of the corpse had been transform
ed to mother dust tho good days work was finished, with
a strain of musrc by the band and three vociferous cheers.
Some time during the dark shades of night, tho other
party, having not yet completed their purt in the "drama"
placed n portion of the casket in their possession in a con
spicous place on the University building and adorned it
witli the following inscription: "Truth crushed to tho
EAivrK shall risk again". Thus far tit for tat, so ends the
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