Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, April 05, 1883, Page 2, Image 4

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Issued semi-monthly hy the Hesimcuian Student
Publishing Association of the University of Nebraska
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Business Manaoeu,
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All communications should bo addressed to the IIes
peuian Student. Stato University, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jgditorinl d?flr
it provokes more discussion each time. He says
that the sight of birds is not a surer indication that
an ocean steamer is nearing land than is the increase
of attacks that a reform is nearing port. The out
works of conservative fortifications are chiefly strength
ened by laziness or inertia, and when reformers can
once master these outworks they have already
obtained an advantage, and if their cause be a just
one may soon hope to force the conservatives into the
"last ditch" of sheer prejudice. Nebraska decided that
she could get along without the reform of Woman
Suffrage and so the reform is simply going ahead
without Nebraska. Good luck to both of them.
Since the time of Elizabeth nearly all young men
so fortunate as to be sent to either of the Universi
ties, were intended by their parents for the church or
the law, but many chose literary persuits even though
accompanied with hardships and privations. There
has been a growing tendency to avoid these profess
ions ever since, and now it is more noticeable than
ever. The Universities of Switzerland have 1058
students, but of these only 113 study f theology and
158 law.
Sinck the great improvement in our labratory, it
is both pleasant and profitable to work in this depart
ment; besides there is no danger of injuring the health
nder the present arranem int. More students are ta
king the study of Analytical Chemestry than heretofore
and the last class have succeeded admirably. Indeed,
they have become so proficient as to be ready for
special orders to analyze any subject whatever. We
wish so encoucage all who are interested in this de
paatment, and so will give the following as an illus.
tration of the excellent work done. Analysis of a
joke: It is composed of ten parts of gastriloquy, ten
pasts of aqueous humor, ten parts of nitrous oxide, ten
parts of jocularity, ten parts of chuckle, and the bal
ance in winks on the sly.
T. W. Higginsok notices complacently the fact
that as the Women Suffrage amendment is introduced
one year after another in the Massachusetts legislature
Horace Greely could make suggestions that he
thought ought to bs final on all questions from the
general trend of the national policy down to the
proper method of curing ague. (He came "very near
being the ideal editor.) Among other things it was
his fir n convictbn tint vjD.l-;hpping was the best
exercise in which a man of sedentary occupation could
engage. Gladstone seems to be of the same opinion,
and rests from his exertions as Premier of England
not only by "paroxysms of learned labor," but by
long walks and the felling of gigantic oaks. We used
to know a boy that sometimes got tired of sawing
wood; his superiors would then kindly tell him that
a change of work was as good as a rest, and so for a
rest he might split what he had already cut. He
didn't at the time believe what they told him and
does not believe it yet. If a man can rest from one
kind of work by engaging in another, it simply proves
that he has vitality enough for two.
Each meeting of the board of Regents this year
has been the cause of high hopes and expectations on
the part of the students, but those same hopes no less
certainly have been broken and blown to winds like
empty bubbles, when the meeting adjourned. We are
still without a chancellor and as the regentsdo not meet
again before June, the last hope is gone and the Uni
versity is doomed to be without a head the rest of the
year. It is to be regretted that the largest class our
Alma Mater has ever honoredwith her farewell bless
ing at one time, cannot have a chancellor to express
those words. Not that it is to be presumed the class will
be any the less successful in life on account of it,
but that anything connected with Commencement
day, lingers in the memory like the perfume of the
beautiful flowers, so for this reason the farewell
address is important. The many associating ideas
cause it to be better remembered and business men
men who have known and experienced the trials and
discouragements in the struggle of life testify to the
remembrance of these words often inspiring, cheer
ing and encouraging when all else fails.