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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (May 20, 1884)
THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
Tlio oroigo wur which litis broken nut iimniig the
Frcshmoii promises to end in gore The hnndsomo Fresh
with tlio moustache invested a borrowed liulf dollar in
tlio luscious fruit and left his purcliaso in tlio care of a
brother Fresh, while he went out into tlio alloys and
byways to invite the public in to their picnic. Returning
he finds neither fruit nor brother Fresh, and a desire for
revenge flits his soul. Hastily gathering up all the
visiblo clothing of the absent one, he hies himself to the
pawn broker's and soon returns laden with a sufficiency
of good things for a hugo banquet. Tlio victimized Fresh
swears to be even if it costs him seas of blood and an
eternity of lime.
It was a lovely morning in May. The windows and
doors of the chapel were open to admit tl.'o balmy air of
spring and to facilitate the exit of the sound vibrations
manufactured by the choir. The singers had just drawn
nut the 1 txst strain as far as it could b'i stretched and
stolen to their seats in their Msuil shame-faced in inner,
when a burst of melody from the adjacent hall betokened
the arrival of a perigrinatlng artist with a hand-organ.
Ho had been engaged by the fat senior to come over
and amuse the Freshmen during tho exercises, but his
thoughtfuluois was not appreciated. The Chancellor
winked to the jinitor, tho Kttor functionary winked
with his foot at the reckless Italian, and for a space of
twelve seconds nothing was heard except the rapid and
somewhat eccentric descent of tho muslacl aggregation
down the stair.s. Then sweet peace folded her wings
about the building nnd the grind of iho day went on as
quietly as though nothing had happened.
A singular fight occurcd in both literary societies a
short time ago over the question of doing away with the
June exhibitions. The classes were smitten simultaneous,
ly with spring fever and went to each other for consol
lation. Consolation could not bo found, because tho
work was yet undone. Then the ghastly scheme of
doing away with the obnoxious programs was suggested
by tho tempter, and a few at once listened to tho seductive
whispers. By skillful and quiet manipulation f the
truth they secured quite a following, nnd brought the
matter before tho societies for action. In the Union
their supporter failed to come up to time ,barely a hand
ful voting for the measure. The Palladians, however,
had a more brisk encounter. A majority had been all
but secured by the auli-oxhibitioucrs before the oppo
sition were aware of the movement, and it required an en"
crgctic distribution of veracity to turn the tide.;Aftcr avig
orous debate the question failed to carry aid the cxhib i
lions will bo held at the usual time in Representative Hall.
A private note from Geo. McLean is our authority for
tho statement that George will visit us duriug the com
mcnccincnt. He will bo received with open arms.
Professor Grube, who has gained considerable reputa
tion for introducing novelties in the study of modern lan
guages, proposes to givohiB classes some idea of the pow
er of German songs. A number of his students are now
rehearsing this class of music and will give a concert to
select few sometime this week. Invitations (to stay
away) have been scattered all over the country, and we
may expect an affair of immense swellness.
The great white elephant circus has gone on its way
rejoicing, and the University is a little poorer In money
and considerable richer in oxporionco than before its
advent. Unforlunaloly for tho cliapol services tho parade
camooffut 10:80, and nerly all oftho worshippers sud
denly transferred their allogianco from tho Blblo to tho
elephant and from tho chapel organ to the slea piano
which sneezed along at the tail of the procession. Sen
iors, Juniors,, Sophomores, Freshmen and Prep s wero
there giizlng in open mouthed wonder at tho gorgeous
spectacle. When the last wagon appeared a motloy
crowd of students fell iu and followed it to tho grounds
whcrolheycrlttcnly examined tho tents, watched tho free
show and recklessly chaffed tho vender of red lemonade,
and gingerbread. Iu the afternoon they again assembled
purchased five cent straw hats, and took in the nhow bo
effectually that twice tho managers collected thoir fight
ing men to give "that gang of roughs tho bounce." Tho
bounce was not given because at each crisis the students
put on an imperial air and asked if they cohldu't quietly
enjoy themselves in a free country. Returning, they
dovowicd Chittenden's slock of ice cream, paid him iu
checks drawn on imaginary banks, and went homo to
sleep and to neatly flunk on tho morrow.
The match game played by tho U. of N. B. B. C
against the State'Journal club, last Saturday,was a neatly
played and closely contested trial of skill The clubs
aro very evenly matched and play au excellent game, as
will bo seen by tho following score. Although Die result
was iu favor of the S ', our boys arc able to hold thorn
levie, nnd have made arrangements for another game in
the near future. Rain stooped tho gamo at the fifth inning.
Hornier, c. f . . .
Dorr. 2 b
Evans, r. f
Whitmore, s. s. .
Magnus, 1 b....
Hell wig, 8 ,j...,
Traphagen, 1. f. .
0 0 0
Barnes, 8. s
McLaughlin, 2 h.
Bisbee, 1. f
Pegler, c. f
Breech, 3 b
Wiggins, r. t
0 0 0
0 0 0
ThuTrinity Tablet tries to sit down on the "bachelors"
in the college from -which it hails, by saying tltat no
man has a right to play tricks with his digestion. Pos
sibly not, but in this institution tho "baches" always get
fat and are the healthiest and happiest lot of fellows in
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