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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
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All communications should be addressed to the Hes
perian Student, State University, Lincoln, "Nebraska.
The Student takes pleasure in announcing that the
faculty have become as discouraged as the rest of us
concerning the temperature of the chapel and have un
dertaken to put in an extra stove before the next
meeting of the regents. While this may not entirely
eradicate the discomfort of the room, it is something,
and the whoie body of our students should arise as
one man and express their hearty gratitude.
A grumdler is generally lazy. We are not lazy,
and we despise grumblers. We would suggest to the
regents, however, that when they can get a quorum
and have nothing else to do, and can't sleep, that
they appropriate two or three dollars to provide some
more wardrobe hooks. During the overcoat season
the present supply is insufficient. A number of small
compartments, where each one could lock up his own
overshoes, would also be an improvement.
We published some time ago an article on the
"Tonic-sol-fa System," and we hope soon to pre
sent our readers with an exhaustive treatise on "The
Slate System Its Causes and Effects. ' ' Men are
hard at work incubating the ponderous document,
and if it should prove too long for publication in this
journal it will be issued in bed-quilt supplement form.
There will be an appendix by the ladies who man
aged a reception for the pro-suffrage boys last term.
Recent developments in France show very clearly
the powerful influence of the late Gambetta. It has
been truly said that his death has caused a greater in
ternal shock to his country than would that of either
Gladstone or Bismarck to England or Germany. The
sturdy element of solidity is wanting to the natural
constitution of the Frenchman. He is by nature an
enthusiast and may easily be led to extremes. The
manifesto of Prince Bonaparte would have been un
worthy the attention given it, or the pains taken to
arrest the Prince, in hardly any other European coun
try except France; but there it has excited-so much
comment and called forth such speedy action by the
government, as to plainly indicate the fears of the re
maining Republican leaders. That they will do every
thing in their power to prevent at its inception an
Imperialistic, Bourbonistic, or Communistic revolu
tion is manifest, but that they will succed in preserv
ing intact the present Republic is yet far from being
Suppose a student to be an enthusiastic member of
one of our literary societies, a member of the Y. M.
C. A., a believer in class organization suppose also
that he is fond of lectures, not averse to an occasion
al theatrical performance, anxious to watch the pro
ceedings of the legislature and to read the daily pap
ers, having all these aspirations, how much time do
you suppose he will have left for his studies? What
wonder he is apathetic when told that we ought to
take part in the inter-state oratorical contest, organ
ize some Greek letter societies, and that he in partic
ular ought to join the brass band, and write occasion
ally for the Student? Work, outside of the class
room, may be considered almost an essential part of
an American education, but like all good things it
may be carried too far. We scarcely think it true
that lessons should always come first, but they cer
tainly must come some time or the most desirable end
of school-life will not be attained, indeed, a very un
desirable one is liable to come by a vote oT the facul
ty. " Help us so to number our days that we may
apply our hearts unto wisdom."
In one of the written reviews in history, when the
smoke generated by the heat of friction of some
twenty pencil-points was slowly darkening every ob
ject in the room, a certain student in the last agonies
of a cast-iron sweat, wrote: "People divided on basis
of wealth oligarchs kick Kleisth " but just here
the papers were called for and the sentence remained
unfinished. We do not know whether the professor
corrected that slang expression or not, but it is known
that he said afterward that this student often com
pressed a great deal into a very few words. Will
some one who does not believe in slang please sug
gest a more terse way of describing the oligarchic
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