Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, February 15, 1884, Page 6, Image 6
BSBBB9 6 THE HESPERIAN STUDENT. II From what ho said we gathered that he was in Beared of a distant land where ho might rest in (ho peaceful seourN ly of knowing IiIb own thoughts before any ono else be came cognizant of them. Wo promised to give thu re quested ndvicc, and ho departed in a somewhat calmer mood. Then wo aro9C, rubbed the ink off our face, pull ed our uccktio around in front, and sauntered down lovn in search of news. Wo espied a small aad dirty, but very businessslike specimen ol tho rising generation witli a huge bundle o' "sample copies" of tho Saturday Night. Now experience had taught us that this apparition was a blessing some what disguised. So we collared him and compelled him to hand over ono of tho illustrated weeklies. Wo are well aware that people who pretend to cultivation do not yearn alter this paper with the whole intensity of their souls but in this they merely display a pitiable ignorance. Tour humble servant would no more think of refusing a "earn pic copy1' than an interest in a silvsr nine. In fact each and every ono of tho allitoratively entitled novels and (here are usually three of thorn is a sourco of mirth be side which tnc complete works of Mark Twain sink into unmentionable insignificance. Never refuse the proffered sheet again, and when you have read all about the Dukes and DuchesBco disguised as Comanche Indians, and the detectives and Jew pawn-brokers of New York, and the maiden with "wondrous beauty e'on" (they always say 'e'en') "more radiant than the soft shining crescent oib of night," and the various embellishments of thundering oceans, canal-boat pirates and road agents thrown in free of charge, then you will lean back against n conve nient gate-post and "enjoy yourself." A Prep came up behind us as we were absently plan, ning some means to do away with the slate system, and enquired if wc had "heard that real good story about" He got no farther. We know what was coming and in stanlly prepared his mortal Irame for the iuciIb, verdict justifiable homicide. Talking of Preps reminds us that wc would rather visit a prep class once a mouth than a circus twice a week. It is much more intellectual, and probably more moral. The first thing that strikes one in a cla&a of ihit grade is that tl'c scholais hold up their hands when they waul to say something. They learned this in the country schools and will probably recover from (he effects of such unnec essary knowledge before they graduate. Let us hope so. Again it is n matter of remark that the whole character of a student may be readily summed up from the part of the room in w'..ich he sits. Up in front now, right under tho eagle eye of the instructor sit the "digs." They never whisper, never look secretly at their books or cutis, never draw pictures of the teacher and throw thein over to the girls. Not (hey. They hang on to every honeyed utter ance of the solemn intcllcctuul head of the department with an awful dread lest they may lose something, and generally behave themselves in a theoretically commend able way. The scholars iu the uexl row buck are a little less staid and not quite so studious. T'ley cannot always resist the temptation to whisper to each other when the teacher has his head under (he lid of the desk looking for au ink bottle or a steel pen or something of (hat 6ort. Hut (hey are good fair young people usually. After this, as we go farther toward tho rear of tho room tho clmngo I8 more rapid, and in the oxtromo back row is congrogatcd n set of boys who match pennies, play "old slodgo" and poker, fire off parlor matches and make thcmsolves gen erally useful as well as ornamental. The girls who habit, ually stay back in theso sinful regions flirt desperately and continually, chow gum, and cat peanuts during tho whole hour. They always both of them flunk without tho slightest Inconsistency until they aro suspended. And when they arc. their long suffering teacher goes down town and in thankfulness of spirit gives himself a treat at tho nearest restaurant. But where the college students shine with olcclric light radiance is not iu the classes, but in the literary so cieties. By tho way the editor has made a discovery. Literal y societies arc merely ingeniously contrived schemes for giving every student a chance to grapple with the French Revolution before tho admiring eyes of a public audience. Oh I how wehatothat revolution No ono can write a two page essay on the most trivial subject without dragging in that despicable historical ins cident. Give the French Revolution n decent burial and put a 800 ton tombstone over the grave, and let tho gov eminent detail some troops to watch the ccmctary night and day to circumvent the plans of resurrectionists Then and then only will the editor enter the hall of either society without awuiting with trembling expectancy and hopeless melancholy the never failing orgies that arc held over the remains of the French Revolution. Latest styles in hats at T. Ewing & Co's. Cadet suits and caps at T. Ewing & Co's. Special bargains for students atT. "Caving & Co. ' Elegant Patterns in Neckwear at T. Ewing & Co's. Buy your boots and shoes of O. W. Webster, O st Acad emy of Music. Another destructive storm .11 the Atlantic coast. The Ohio is angry again. Call aud sec tho new fall suits at T. Ewing & Co's Clothing Emporium. Clements has the finest lot of slercscopic views of tho Univuisity ever tukuu. Tho German Seminary opened at Crete, Neb. J an nary, the third, aud is projpering. Too bad that the speaker of the House (Carlisle) is the tool of the alcoholic liquor.riug. All the newest styles aud patterns of clothing and gent's furnishing goods at T. Ewing & Co's. Remember Students you can get tine work, and belter inducements, in the "Folograf" line, at Kelley & Co 1020 O. St. "Nclu.Fraulein Schloes, Icli kan nlclit gab' Zu Ureitman'a Tanz mlt dlr; Abar, nicln Frcuud, lch blttc flc (Jet 11 lch auf idncn car.1' "Waromn, Hcrr Gchllcol, geb ele nlclit Mlt mo zu jcucm Tanzt" "liccausc, Krautelu, mein Onkel bat Mcln Ucbcrrock and Pantzl" Btrkdtyan. .Students it will pay you to examine the pictures made by Kelley & Co. before sitting clseware. Huve you seen that daisy University Panel they give gratis?