Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, February 15, 1884, Page 2, Image 2
99 m&!'S'!m!S9!W1MW!!BBnB!niiKIM THE HESPERIAN STUDENT. HESPERIAN STUDENT, Issued scml-monthly by the Hesperian Student Publishing Association of the University of Nebraska. BOARD OF EDITORS: Managing Editor, A. G. Warner. (0. S. : : : U. H. : : : E. J. 1 EniTonsiN.CniEF, Literary, : Local, : : Drift, : : . esoriATE, : Medical, : : Business Manaoeh, Allen. Holmes Rorinson' Will O Jones. C. G. McMillan- Anna Saunders. S. B. Letson. W. C. Knight The introduction of the theme system in many of our departments brings with it a necessity for very careful adjustment of study hours. No one can afford, particularly in the early years of his college course, to become a specialist to the extent of neg lecting one study for another. A little knowle dgc of everything is a necessity as a basis for a complete knowledge of anything, and our University work can be only elementrary at best. There is a need also for easy accommodation among the departments which require theme work. No more than one theme can be properly prepared at a time, and one subject well worked up is worth half a dozen carc lesslv done. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION : Out copy, per college year, .... $1.00 Oih copy, one half i ear, .50 Single copy, .10 rates of advertising : One column, one insertion, Two squares, onu insertion, One square, one insertion 3.00 .75 . .40 All communications should bo addressed to the Hes pkrian Student, State University, Lincoln, "Nebraska. ditotml Soic " THEeditorial force of this paper has been again in creased, this time by the addition of a managing ed itor. He will only have the general supervision of the paper, and hence he is not to be credited with any good things that may appear, but shall be enti tled to all blame for anything objectionable. The various members of our editorial corps will not make the humble acknowledgement that one is accustomed to expect from incoming officers, because we are not modest. Without promises and without acknowl edgements we begin our work, and will let that work tell what tales it may. While there is no one thing so necessary in class work as thoroughness, there is a possibility of giving too much attention to unimportant points, to the det riment and confusion of principles sought. An in stance in point is the case of a studeut who recently presented a theme on Grecian furniture. After weeks of earnest preparation the theme was read, but the next day the student was ransacking the library to find where the mirrors were hung in Grecian houses. While in this particular instance there may have been some religious custom illustrated by their position, such attention to minutiae is generally a waste of time and energy. Farts arc important only as they illustrate principles. "College life and college debating clubs, it has been truly said, gives brightness, alertness, wit, can dor, fairness, grace, to the intellects which they dis cipline; but they do not give, they rdther take away, that subduing and overpowering influence which come of brooding thought and purpose which come, that is, of the tone of mind which has not accustomed itself to look at questions with other men's eyes." The tendency of American students especially is to be con tinually "spouting," on every occasion they take op portunity to talk, no matter whether they know any thing about a subject or not. This is a most ruinous practice to the intellect, it destioyes the foundation of true oratory, and begets a superficial habit of weighing things that follow one throughout life. Such men never achieve any success as speakers. Wc do not want gabblers, we want thinkers. Another Mormon Bill has been offered by one of the senators, It proposes to place the government of Utah entirely in the hands of Congress. Whether it will be passed or not is somewhat doubtful, Senator Edmunds says it is unconstitutional, and he is pretty good authority. It would be an excellent plan if it could be put into execution. There are but two ways of settling the Mormon question, either it must be wiped out of existence root and branch by force, or it must be let alone, trusting that the influence of time, education, and communication with the out side world, will finally eradicate it. If the former course is not feasible, then we shall have to accept the latter. But it seems a burning shame that in one of the most enlightened nations of the globe, the boasted land of liberty and justice, that an organiza tion should exist not only defying the laws of the government, but also social and moral law. Mor monism is not merely a religious sect, but it is a pow erful and well organized "hierarchy," an "imperium in imperio." It has become a very serious question. It is no use to persecute its adherants, this would only increase their fanatacism. If left to itself, it '