Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, October 01, 1883, Page 2, Image 2

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Issued scinl-monthly by the Hesperian Student
Publishing Association of the University of Nebraska.
Editoi18,n.Oi.iep, : : : SL
r , J Will E. Johnson.
-L0CAL8' : : : : "j Ed. J. Churchill.
Literary, : : : : : Chas. S. Allen.
Associate, : : : : : 0. Q. McMillan.
Business Manager, : : : W. 0. Knight.
One copy, per college yew, .... $1.00
One copy, one half year, .50
Single copy, 10
hates op advertising :
One column, one insertion, $3.00
'4'vo squnres, one insertion, .75
One square, one insertion. . . ... . .40
All communications should be addressed to the Hes
perian Student, State University, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Editorial Qotc,
A larger number of students have entered this term
than at the begining of any other year since the found
ing of the University. If all will but work with a
will we can have a "boom," with or without a chancellor.
Many of the students come back with their hands
well hardened by manual labor. Undoubtedly brain
work ranks higher than muscular but he alone is de
spicable who'is unable to doefiective brain work and
is too lazy or too proud to do the other kind. A great
part of any person's education consists in learning the
lesson of persistent labor, and this lesson can be
learned as well "between the 'plow tails" as in the
school room. We hope that the time may never
come when there shall be in thisschool enough cox
combs to effectively look down upon any one for a
simple willingness to do whatsoever his hand finds to
Several of the students were canvassing for books
during the vacation, some of them made it pay and
others did not. There is now much discussion going
on among them as to whether or not it is a respect
able, or at least a desirable business to engage in.
The points pro and con seem to be about as follows:
Book agents are nuisances and they sell many books
that are not worth the price asked for them; but on
the other hand book agents are doing much useful
work by introducing good reading matter where
there would otherwise be none at all, and moreover
many kinds of books cannot well be sold except by
subscriptions. Itscemstobe one of those subtile
questions where casuistry breaks down and each per
son must consult his own conscience on the subject
With the begining of this term two more of the
old students of the school come back as teachers,
and among the delegates to the recent state conven
tion there were more of those who' had been students
here than ever before. These facts show that the
time is rapidly approaching when the University can
rely upon a large amount of home-made strength.
This must be the case with any successful school,
and until such a time comes the struggle is a hard one,
even when the institution is backed by the state.
When in every county of the state there shall be
prominent, menjiave a good word to say for this
school as the one that helped to make them what
they are, when, also these men shall be ready to kick
the traducers of their Alma Mater, the school will
get justice and the patronage it merits.
Our Professor of Chemistry, H. H. Nicholson,
was east during the summer, engaged in laboratory
work in connection with Dr. C. F. Mabery. They
discovered two new acids which they gave the simple
and euphonious names of "dichlordibrompropionic"
and "dichlorbromacrylic." (These are only short
nicknames tnat we have given them because we have
no G reek type with which to complete their titles.)
The Professors have published a phamplet giving an
account of these new substances, and a paper prepar
ed by the discoveres was read before section C of the
American Association for the Advancement of Sci
ence. An abstract of this paper may be found in the
issue of Science for August 31st. We hope that the
time is not lar distant when our professors will not
have to go east to obtain the proper facilities for
original investgation of this kind.
The nomination of a man for any office by the
Republican party in this state is almost equivalent to
to an election, and the scenes at the polling places
during the Republican primaries showed that this
fact was recognized. The almost endless involution
of parties within parties seems like a very cumber
some method of ascertaining the will of the people,
yet it has the all sufficient merit of being the best plan
as yet devised for that purpose. Amidst the strug
gles of the various factions it should not be forgotten
that there are four Regents to elect. This offiice
does not bring with it a very high salary and it
would seem that politicians need not greatly excite
themselves in order to secure it. The most bigoted
both of the Liberal and of the Orthodox factions,