Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, December 01, 1884, Page 7, Image 7

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Wlin over knew an editor, or mi' one connected with
the publish in of a collego paper, to como around just
on timo. Perliaps their word is not to be relied upon in
regard to any matter, and certainly not in regard to thoir
work on the paper. The editors of this paper one de
partment excepted will please remember that we have
adopted a schedule of timo for the handing in of ail mat
ter: simply forgotten it, of course.
We have known of editors writing locals concorning
themselves their comings and goings; but the cheek
iest thing in our knowledge was the request of a certain
Prop, that wo write a local concerning him, and to make
us safo ho would promise to act any part assigned, and
in any scrape with which .b might connect iiim. Of
course wo wanted to help him out and agreed to put in
the local, giving name etc., as suggested, but Fletcher
said to wait till next issue, and so wo will.
Tho condition of the buildings in which the pooplo of
this city havo worshipped until date, is such that all
might lament. But they will soon havo been able to raise
their heads, as three new and fitting edifices arc now in
process of erection and will havo been under roof beforo
the first of December. The new buildings are those of
the Methodist, tho Presbyterian and the Congregational
friendp. The edifices will bo completed as soon as pos
sible, as sufficient amounts aro pledgod by the members
of each congregation for tho work.
Not a fow noticed tho city marshal drlvo up and
hitch in front the other afternoon, and those with unpaid
bills, etc., about town were feeling embarrassed, to say
tho least, when that individual drew out his book of
warrants, notices, etc., and commenced searching the
hall for tho man who filled his bill. Relief to all par
ties, ono excepted, of course, came at last, when finding
Professor , tho maishal handed to him a notico, warn.
iug him to make somo repairs on his property down town
or the town would be forced to do the same at his ex
pense. Tho Professor was taken somewhat aback by tho
presence of the "official" and only succcded, after ono or
two attempts, in making known his great will. ngncs to
comply, would that "official" but point out any properly
to which said professor might lay claim. After a few
remarks about tho beautiful weather, tho marshal
took a kind leave of tho professor, and went to look up the
man that had gut him Into tho scrape of courso ho
didn't find him.
The Youth's Companion As a source of profitable en
tertalnment for tho family, no paper exceeds In interest
tho Youth's Companion. Its list of writers embraces tho
best names iu periodical literature, uud it is evidently the
aim of its editors to secure not only the best writers, bat
the best arjlcles from their pens. It Is a remarkable
thing for a single paper to obtain Buch a succession of
lively and brilliant stories and Illustrated articles. While
tho Companion Is in the main a story paper, tho mental
moral and roliglous training of young people 5s an end
kept steadily in vlo-v. Its articles on current topics are
written by tho most qualified pons, and present, in a clear
vivid, direct way, the fundamental facts of homo and for.
oign politics, and all public questions. Its original ancc
doles of public, men are invaluablo In their lufluenco In
stimulating right ambition and a high purpose in life.
Eveiy household needs the healthy amusement and high
moral training of such a journal. It is published by
Perry Mason & Co., of Boston, who will send specimen
copies upon application.
Foropaugh has beon witli his trained elephants and
Tom Thumbs, tho county fair with its fat ox, Barnum
with Jumbo and tho great Chinese giant; .but something
has now arrived In our city which Is exciting tho curi
osity of tho public press, the ministry, those who indulge
in wearing Mother Hubbards, business men, and cvou tho
small boys of five and six gaze in wondermont as tho
University sludont passes along tho street with his mor
ter board cap, but there is no doubt that this agitation of
tho public mind against u convenient and long folt want
will soon die out, and that the University students of Ne
braska can puss through the avenue of Lincoln without be.
iug called a dude and asked what that thing Is on his head,
and as wo all know that all progress in reaching a higher
state of civilization is persecuted at first ; then wo think
as soon as tl o public mind realizes the vast importance
of mortar board caps this feeling of persecution will dlo
John B. Alden's Literary Revolution, though, possibly,
not making so largo a "noise" in tho world as three or
four years ago when its remarkable work was now to 'ho
public, is really making more substantial progress thau
over before. Aholiceablo Item Is tho Improved quality of
the books Issued. Gulzot's famous "History of France,"
nr.t sold, till recently, for much less than $50.00, is
put forth in eight small octavo volumes, ranking with
the handsomest over issued from American printing
presses, including the 420 full page original illustrations,
and is sold for $7.00. Rawlinson's colobratod "Seven
Great Monarchies of tho Ancient Eastern World," is pro
duced in elegant form, with all tho maps and illustra
tions, reduced in price from $18.00 to $2.75. These are
but representatives of an immense list of standard works,
ranging In price from two cents to nearly $20.00, which
aro sot forth in a descriptive catalogue of 100 pages, and
which is sent free to every applicant. It certainly is
worth a postal card to the publisher. John B. Aldon, 803
Pearl Btreet, Now York.
This term the Cadets entered quite extensively into tar
get practice, besides both companies going out on sever
al occasions thoro were many parties composed of five' who
went out at odd times to practice foi tho general contest
which took placo oelweeu the two companies on Saturday
providing the weather would permit. Thcso contests aro
quite Interesting. Whqn a company A man makes a
good Bcoro, company A mou cheer and company B men
look melancholy : but if a company B makes a good score,
the reverse isuoticod and company B men cheer and com
pany A men look sad. If by some gieat strategy ono
happens to mr lie five gooso eggs ho foals as if ho wanted
to see his ma and says it is tho first timo he ovar bhot a
gun, bui if he happens to mako a score from fifteen to
to twenty he is one of the lions of tho occasion. Lastly
comes the final summing up to see which company has
made tho best score; this is the timo wheu company feel
ing runs very high, aud tho winning party express their
feelings much In the same way as votors do at a political
ralley. Tho contest betwoen the companies this fall,
havo.turned out very satisfactory, for both sides havo been
victorious tho same number qf times.