Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, December 15, 1883, Page 3, Image 3

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
each time. This was before the faculty had counte
nanced the "hashing together" of studies and so it
n was the result of individual meanness. If it is neces
sary we can not complain of the faculty for doing
this kind of thing, but let them remember that it is a
great inconvenience.
There seems to be a lull in the discussion of wom
an's rights, so we shall employ that lull to discuss
man's rights as far as the University is concerned.
The western states are more progressive than the old
er settlements of the world, accordingly western col
leges have placed lady students upon an equality
with the male students, but it seems to be a tendency
of human nature to rush from one extreme to another.
From being the favored sex, the male students arc
slighted. The ladies have a finely furnished room
in which to hang their wraps etc., while we can not
afford even hooks to hang our overcoats and hats on,
biit must dump them in a heap underneath the stairs,
or carry them with us to the recitation rooms. In
the good old days when some of the alumni were un
dergraduates, and we had no gymnasium, they exer
cised themselves by kicking down the hooks,and the
fund for incidental expenses being exhausted, they
have not been replaced. If we cannot have a room
to hang our clothes in, let us at least have clothes
hooks.
This paper has watched with friendly eye the
University Conservatory of Music since its organiza
tion, three years ago. The department opened most
auspiciously. The number of students and outsiders
who availed themselves of its advantages was most
satisfactory, and a prosperous future seemed assured.
In this we have been grievously disappointed. From
term to term the registration in music has decreased
until not enough remains of the department to de
serve the name. After a careful consideration of the
causes leading to this state of affairs, the Student
now states frankly that nothing short of an early
change in management will save the Conservatory of
Music from an untimely grave. If it is in good
hands, why in the name of all that is good and sen
sible do dozens of students leave it every year to en
ter the clsses of teachers in the city? One teacher
alone has given instruction during the present year to
between thirty and forty former students of the Uni
veisity conservatory. To-day the number of pupils
takings lessons in the University building is less than
six. The regents should make a change at their next
meeting.
Il is said that the reason scientific men arc certain
that they hare discovered Noah's Ark, is because tbey
have found the grease spot where Ham was stowed. Ex.
0e giuilvtta' gtw gook,
. ... 1
OiVLY.
Only tho smllo ol a llttlo child
To a Bin ataludo aonl was glvon,
With the smllo.camo hnpo, that soul was savod
And thoro wan Joy In hoavon.
Only a toar on a coffin foil
When somohody closed tho lid,
Tot it gnvo mo strength to do and dure
When tho form wo loved waa h!d.
Only a word, a cruol word
And tho love of two Hvc3 WA3 slain
Had hcarta walked In a shaddowy path
And Joy was turned to pain.
Only a word, poisoned word
From tho lips of a tempter fell
And a pure young soul waa lost In shame,
And Hfo was dark aa.hefi.
Only a yes whon It should have heen no,
And a youth was lost to fame:
Ho raised tho cup to his ruddy lips,
And dtcd-a death of ehame.
Only a kind and lovinrfword
It knew cfir heart were tired and sad
Only a clasp of a friendly hand,
Ail these have made na glad.
Ivt.
J. G. HOLLAND.
The sculptor, ore his cunning hand touches the mar
ble block, studies long and carefully that which he
would reproduce. Every lineament, every curve I
fixed upon his mind. And when at last ho stands, chisel
in hand, he sees not the rough outline of the passive block
before him, but looks within at the beautiful figure hidden,
there. He labors not to create the graceful image, for
that he sees already. He but tears away the covering
that hides it from other eyes.
The artist would idealize a landscape. Ho selects a
scene for his foundation, studies it faithfully, then sketch
es its features, remodelling them as far.cy dictates. Thi
unsightly marsh is replaced by a silvery lake, whore
birds dip their dainty beaks in its sparkling
water. Those narrow hills in tho distance rise into ma
jestic mountains, while the stin'ed forest beneath yields
to the towering oak and the widespread ing maple. Up
on tie canvas appears everything in its completeness-.
Not a defect mars the harmonious blending.
But the sculptor who moulds, not crumbling clay or
stone, but the heaven born-intellect, the artist who see
in man an ideal, and labors, like the philanthropist tint
he is, to bring out his highest capabilities, subduing thir
passion and cultivating that, has a task to which that
former are strangers. If they must needs possess a crit
ical knowledge of their subjects, he must be absolute
master of his: for his material is not the passive marble
nor tho unresisting canvas. He moulds in human
character. His study is human naturo; and success
means years of patient toil, and a heart full cf sympathy
and charily for the weaknesses of its kini.
To no man in Aracracan literature arc we more in
debted for the high standard of social morality than
II
21
II