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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 1, 1884)
THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
Base Ball still exists in a hysteric condition in the vicN
in ago of these classic halls.
On tho 19th ult. the Hesperian Association met by
call of the president. Miss Mary Campbell whs elected
Literary Editor in tho place of Miss Fisher resigned.
Tho proposition of W. E. Johnson to take the paper on
his own risk was accepted.
The opening address of the Industrial Department,
given by Prof. Bcssey,dcan ofthe same, was well attended
both by students and citizons. It was as well tho inaug
ural of Prof. Bcssey, and showed him to be a specialist in
tho chair to which he has been , called.
A. few days ago a strange bird was brought to the Uni
versity and added to the museum collection. It was shot
two miles from town, and measured over a yard from tip
to tip. It is pure white and has a peculiar spoon-shaped
bill about 8 inches long, and from half an inch to an
inch and a half wide.
Jt were probably in keeping with the custom of former
editors to note the eccentricities of tltc new members of
the faculty, to make known tho peculiar habits of that
one, to remark about the methods of recitation adopted
by another, etc,, but we only say that, to those here for
work, tho outlook is most promising.
The fitting up of one of the rooms on 'he fourth floor
for the use of the band boys is certainly an improvement
upon the old order of thingd, and one for which the boys
aro truly tliauktul; while on the other hand those not
connected with them aro denouncing most bitterly the
English language as it is incapablo of describing or
even making known their breadths, lengths, and depths
of thankfulness. We rejoice that the change is taken so
kindly by all.
At three thirty Friday tho 10th the Freshman class met
in the chapel to form a permanent organization. A con
stitution was presented by the committee and adopted.
The following officers were elected : 1 resident, Miss
Aughey; Vice President, Miss Barrett; Secretary O. B.
Polk; Treasurer, A. E.Anderson; Prophet, R. 8. Mockett;
Historian, Mr. Schofleld. There seemed to bo a great deal
of enthusiasm manifested and it was tho determination
of all to make the Freshman class of eighty-five boom.
Owing to the inclement weather the audience that
greeted Dr. Hicks in the opening address or the academ
ical department, was much smaller than it would other
wise have been. The lecture was one of interest, amply
repaying those present their inconvenience, and proving
Prof. Hicks true to his special science Geology. We
only wish that a much greater number might have listen
ed to the address.
While most of tho old familiar faces the class of '84
excepted, aro again visible among us, the faces of the
now seem even more plentiful, and this is as it should be;
but, ye older members, do not forget to give them the wel
come that Is their due. Make the advance and let them
feel that there are those here interested in them. To the
new-comer no pun wo would say, do not bo too timid.
Associations must be formed, and associates chosen, else
why are we hero ? "Now is the accepted time." Ye local
extends to all a most hearty welcome.
Tho joint sociable of our literary societies, which took
placo tho first Friday evening of tho term, was the best
of its kind wo hevo over had the pleasure of attending.
There seemed to bo a lack ofthe usual coldness exhibited
on such occasions, and wo sincerely doubt if tho illustra
tion ofthe modern sociable given by tho Brooklyn divino
lust winter, would in strictness apply in this case. Ho
likened them to a room filled witli cha'rs each of which
is occupied by an icicle. But we reconcile this by re
member ing that he referred to those of Brooklyu and not
thosoof the west, especially of University students.
Wc have always held tho opinion that few know of
the existence of tho University of Nebraska, and woro
confirmed in that view when a dcliverj-man from down
town, searching for a boarding club that has lately coma
among "tho things tliat be,'' drove up to tho University
and dcpesiled his load of provisions in this office. Bo
iutc interviewed at this juncture by a couple of idlo
Ficshies as to whether those articles of diet woro intended
for tho use of tho faculty when special meetings cause
them to forego the pleasure of their regular repast, or
did tlio new board of editors contemplate a feast in tho
near future, ho replied: "I guess I know my business.
These supplies aro for that now boarding club, and this
is where they stay, isn't it?"
A short time sinco many might have noticed groups of
tho upper classmen collected here and there about tho
building discussing some topic of a very general interest,
or at least they evinced a prcat eagerness to know and to
say something on the subject. Others were even more
impressed with tho importance of the theme because of
tho interest taken by a gentleman Senior and a
Junior lady, who spent, in a conspicuous place, as much
as two hours in a conversation bearing, perhaps, upon
tho same topic. But it all turned out to ho the the an
nouncement in the Daily Journal or tho marriage of O.
T. Brown and Miss Josio Chapman, formerly students of
the the U. ofN.,Mi9S Chapman a graduate of tho class of
'84. Well wishes etc. to all concerned.
A few days ago one ofthe most interesting games of
base ball of tho season fok placo between tho Sigma
Chia and Phi Delta Thelas. Tho challenge made by tho
Slgs was at once accepted; the number f innings to bo
five and Sept. 20th at 2:80 tho time. The sun rose clear
in' the morning and remained so all day. At two eclock
the two societies were gathered on tho campus to make
arrangements for the contest. After due deliberation It
was settled that tho society which made tho least number
of semes shoiild furnish ico cream for tho crowd. Pre
cisely at 2:30 the captains threw up for ins, and tho Phis
went to fhc bat. Then was some very fine playing,
especially in tin owing. Many times the ball made a
semicircle over the first baseman and hedge fence. A
number of times it slipped through tho fielder's hands
and caused them to fly up like a jumping jack when tho
spring is touched. Tho bystanders seemed to bo very
much interested and frequently applauded. Tho great
trouble seemed to bo that toward the first of the game
there was too much muscle to spare aud the ball was kept
soaring above tho player's heads. Tho only accidents
worthy of being mentioned were that Mr. Hardy had a fin
ger knocked out of joint and Mr. Churchill a bad cut in
tho jaw. The innings were as follows: First Phis 8, Sigs
10. Sccoud, Phis 5, Sigs 5. Third, Phis 16, Sigs 9 Fourth
Phis 10, Bigs 22. Only the first half ofthe filth innings
was played. The umpire called tho gimo aud it stood
38 to 40 in favor of tho Sigs. '
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