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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 15, 1882)
T H IS H K S l 15 R I A N STUD K N T .
Miss Corn S'ono leaves school to leach in Johnson
county. The students will be glad to learn Hint her
smiling countenance will he in our midst ngnln in the
"I like lo see a dilVorcnco of opinion nmong Univer
sity Regents, they will accomplish morennd better work."
Taking this tor a criterion, our University has been the
past two years, under most nourishing circumstances.
For the first time In scvcrnl years Lincoln has expert,
enced the terrible power of lire. On the Dili of this mouth
the mansion of C. C. Burr which ho had just finished was
completely burned out, leaving nothing but the walls.
The family barely escaped with their lives and saved
none of the furniture or even their clothing. The loss is
estimated nl about $10,000.
"My father bought n Chester-white pig from Abraham
Lincoln's father. I alwaya considered the pig as a little
more than ordinary ;and the fact of our owning a pig pur.
chased of such a royal family had a gre-it inllucnccon my
early life. I looked out through the dim misty future and
thought perchance I might one day achieve some of Mr.
Lincoln's greatness." Or words to this effect.
Our office door occasionally blows open, allowing a
Hood of preps to gain entrance. In order to keep them
from creating any disturbance or annoyance to the ed
itors and compositors, they are kept busily employed in
looking for "italic spaces" or diligently searching for
the minute "type licc(V)" which the foreman declare! to
them exist among the type in countless myriads.
Snm I). Cor, '80, lor the past two years connected with
the editorinl stall' of the Central City Courier as local
editor, has accepted a position as city editor ou the
State Journal. Mr. Cox was a good student, has been
eminently successful as local of the Courier and there is
no doubt that ho will ably fill his present position. May
all of cfibrts bo crowned with success is the wish of the
A co-cd desirous of creating a spirit of envy and covet,
ousness in her fellow co-eds, skilfully stlTucd with straw
the sleeve ot her father's Sunday coat, seated herself by
the front street window, and teuderly encircled the sham
arm about her waist. Every girl passing that way did
not fail to gaze long and intently at the environed form;
and not one of them has been on speaking terms with
there cunning associate since.
The average student is nliltle bombastic in expression,
or at least the following fac-slmilc note, written by a
Frcshic, would indicate it.
Miss Blank Blank:
Fair t3pc of human perfec
tion, may I have- the raro opportunity of being your noc
turnal concomitant from tho threshold of your paternal
domicilo to tho antique Pal Indian Atheneum?
A certain newspaper published somewhere out west,
contains the following : "We arc glad to note the success
of our school board in procuring the services of Profes
sors, Smith and Ilugg in our high school for the year.
We hnvc all rensous to bolicvc that these are gentlemen
possessing rare accomplishments men that prove An
honor to tho profession, and we may expect tho work to
Tuk Student is glad to noto tho safe return of Pro.
feasor Fmcrson, who has for some time past been visiting
tho old homestead In Qormauy. Tho intelligence was
received a few days previous to his arrival in Lincoln that
the frail bark on which lie sailed sprang u fatal leak and
sank, carrying down with It all on board. Prolcssor pos
Itlvely asserts that it was a false report.
Last Christmas one of our good looking Sophs, drove a
tar pone tandem temo ccr north, lie el super with his ante
Mrs. Dido. They ct dux, grave, and a ?umc of possum
Our Soph is a terrible fello. He lambda man almost to
death just because he mentioned that his (the Soph's)
anser was worthy of an as any lime. But he got his
match. Tho other man cutis nos on" ar.d noctem Hat urna
tlounder. 'His anti sent for the doctor who gave him tu
doces of aqua citac, put some salve on his nos. When the
doctor asked him if he was sj'cho replied "sum, juliet."
The Pnlladiau debating club at their meeting Dec. !)
dispensed with the regular programme for the evening
and occupied tho time in a moot court. Tho writer of
this notice was not present on tho occasion, but was cred
ibly informed concerning the august legal assembly and
its interesting judicial proceedings. The attorneys on
both sides of the case spoke long and loud, eloquently ox
pounded many a technical point in Blackslouo hitherto
abstruse to the mind of the masses. Witnesses arose un
der oath and give in testimony most heartrending while
tho venerable old judore reclined lazily In his easy chair,
apparently all nbsurood and only changing his posture
when he was compelled to rummage through an old song
book ou his desk to settle disputes originating with the
counsellors The culprit was found guilty and the case
taken to an appellate tribunal.
That was a hugo" time tho Freshman class had at tlnir
last meeting held at Miss Tuttlo's. Tho weathor was ex
eeedlngly mild and with tho exception of two or three all
members of the class were present. The first thing in
order, adhering strictly to the program for the evening
was tho partaking of a most excellent supper, consisting
oftlio bivalve, tropical fruits and other delicacies two
numerous to mention. In a few words it was such a sup
per as uone but Freshman girls arc capable of preparing
When all had satiated their appetites and the empty dish
es had been stowed away they repaired to the parlor where
' they remained the rest of the eveniug, occupying the time
in music, so:ial chat and various parlor games.
The most prominent fcnlure of tho evening, however,
was the astounding plircnolgical examinations made by
Prof. Conloy who, in our estimation, is the rightful suc
cessor of Mr. Fowler deceased. By the simple process
of examining with the tips of his fingers the cranial
depressions and protuberances he is enabled to state
approximately how long a person will live, how many
times ho will be matrimonially allied, a completo history
of his future finances, in fact everything that would bo of
interest and vital importance lo those just entering upon
the billowy sea of human life. The co-eds more espccinl
ly mnnifeatulladcep interest in this part of of tho evening's
performance and, needless to say, monopolized almost
wholly tho entire time of tho Freshman phrenologist. So
pleasantly was the time passed that it wac not till tho mon
itor on the wall proclaimed the fact that tho Sabbath
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