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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
are compelled to make their way as they go, contrary
to the condition of many students in eastern institu
tions. There are a great many students in eastern
colleges that do not aim at higher education, and
perfect scholarship. It is necessary therefore to con
trive some means of rounding out a character as far
as it is possible with strict regulations and stern dis
cipline. We have in this institution experienced its
evil effects as well as good, for some of our best stu
dents have been compelled to leave school on account
of the strict regulations in this department. It
seems to us that it should be tempered with a little
leniency so that we can experience all the good and
none of the evil.
he Students' gcrap twk,
OH, SENSE OF RIGHT.
Ob, 801180 of right I Ok, sense of right I
Whato'or my lot In llfo may bo,
Thou art to mo God's inner light,
And heavenward led I follow thee.
Oh, sense of right! Celestial ray I
The end Is sure, whate'er be tide:
I cannot always know the way,
But I can always trust my guldo.
TO THE LADIES OF LINCOLN AND NEBRASKA.
Director General Burke, of the world's industrial and
cotton centennial exposition to be held in New Orleans,
this coming winter says that doubtless the national ex
position of woinans work will bo one of the most interest
ing features of that wonderfully magnificent scheme. The
women of Nebraska arc invited to take part in this exhi
bition. Let every woman respond by sending something
of the best of her handiwork. Loyalty to your stale de
mands this of you. Lt us bo well represented and show
the world that even we of the prairies can appreciate
the beautiful with the useful. At a meeting held in Lins
coin which organized the state association for the exhi
bition of womans work at New Orleans, I was ap
pointed Stato Superintendent of Fine Arts. I now call
upon every lady in the stato who is interested in art
work of any kind painting in oil china color, water
color, pastel, crayon, and charcoal-drawing, modelling,
woodcarving, hammered metal, or any other art work to
send samples of your skill to this exhibition. Lincoln
and Omaha havo been chosen as general receiving points
to which exhibits should be sent, where great care will
to exercised in packing and rcshipping to Now Orleans
free of charge. Exhibits must bo Bent from shipping
points by November 15. For fnrlher Information ad
dress Mrs. 8. 0. Elliott, 1212 O street, Lincoln, Nobraska.
N OT MUCH OF A CLERK.
Wo have often called attention to this fuel in regard to
our own University, but tho following clipping from a
Milwaukee paper in relation to the University of Texas,
which is only a year old, needs no comment:
Ono of the wealthiest and most intelligent ladies of
Austin entered Mr. Conovcr's grocery establishment, on
Austin Avenue, atid pointing a jewelled finger, said to
tho now clerk, a graduate, by the way, of tho Unlvorslty
"Send mo home a bushel of them pcrtaterscs."
"I suppose you mean a bushel of potatoes," said tho
clerk, smiling in a supercillinus manner.
The lady flounced out of tho store gritting iter teeth.
When the proprietor heard that he had lost ono his
best customers he, too, gritted his teeth. At first ho
thought ho would discharge the clerk, but on reflection,
as clerks wero scarce, he contented himself with telling
him that his business was merely to sell gods, and not
to correct mistakes in grammar.
"All rlnht, sir," responded tho graduate of tho Univer
sity of Texas, "I will not seek to enlighten your ignorant
After that things wont on smoothly. Tnc proprietor
noticed customers just flocked to his now clerk. He was
kept busy all tho lime. The customers did not care to
have auybody except that particular clerk to wait on
them. At tho same lime ho could not help noticing that
the amouut of cash taken was not as large as the run of
customers seemed t justify. One morniug tho proprie
tor seated himself near the clerk and pretended to be
reading a paper. A colored woman came In and made
some purchases. When it came to settling she counted
"Ten pounds of coffee at twenty cents a pound makes
forty cents; ten cents of soap, ten ceuts for blueing, and
thirty cents for starch makes fifty cents" and putting
down a dollar, asked for thirty.fivc ceuts change, which
the clerk promptly gave her.
"Hold on there; that's all wrong."
,'Of course It's wrong," rcsp3ndcd the clerk calmly,
"but I don't consider it my duty to teach your customers
arithmetic. I did start out to teach them grammar
when they asked for "them pertaterses," but you told
mo all I had to do was to sell them goods. If you arc
not going to let me correct their grammar, I dou't see , ,
why I should correct their arithmetic."
"That's tho last graduate of tho University of Texas
that I'll hire for a clerk," remarked tho proprietor when
he got through putting the ox-clerk out Into tho street.
Notwithstanding the number of Universities that oxist
in this country, out general public know very little of
what a University is, and the kind of work done in it,
As each succeeding century rolls around, we observe
in literature some now phase of verso or prose. The
eighteenth century is not behiud the others In literary
development, although during the early part tho outlook
was discouraging. Tho age was ono of utility and prac
tlcallty, and It was tho mechunlcal-slded philosophy
which prevailed. This mechanical systom was based up
on tho Understanding, but ono far better arose which re
cognised puro Reason and Faith also In its foundation.
Two seers, to whom England owes more than she can ever
repay, effected this wonderful revolution, namely
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