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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 20, 1885)
THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
The librarian speaks with glistening 9ycs of th devel.
opcmenls that will Inku place if the legislature does what
it ought to for us. Let us pray (and lobby.)
Oh the editors are absent
And tho paper's very late,
So thcdcv'U write a poem
On the slate, slute, slate.
(Enter Editor. Devil vanities)
A. few days ago a stranger was seen wandering about
the University building :u a dazed sort of way. Finally
he came upon a group of students of whom he asked the
way to Lincoln. Evidently it was three miles south wes
that ho wanted to go.
Why can't we have our walks fixed up ? It is a dis
grace to the institution that a person cant cross the cam
pus without getting wet feet every time it thaws. Surely
it is not necessary to wait lor an appropriation before
(his state of affairs can be remedied.
We aro glad to know that one of our seniors is rapidly
making his mark as an orator. He reports that while re
hearsing the other day the professor was so affected that
he actually blushed and told the senior that it was the best
thing he ever listened to. This production is not yet iu
W. E. Johnson is now devoting his spare time and sur
plus energy to the Evening Ifexos. If he isn't jerked up
for embczzlcnicmct before spring, it will be out of the
regular order of things. We promise to keep the public
well informed of this prodigy, as we have a special int
erest him .
The present legislature evidently takes more interest in
the University than any of its predecessors. At least the
visits of its members are more frequent. This augurs
well for the University, for if it is not prcud of its commo
dious building and comfortable rooms, it is proud of its
Ata recent meeting of the Hespkiuak board, J. R
Foree was elected to fill the position of business manager
of the Student, made vacant by the resignition of W. E.
Johnson. Mr. Foree possesses those qualities in an em
inent degree, which insure financial success to the paper.
The Student is to be congratulate
Principal Bennett has introduced something new into
his French class. Each student is assigned a biographi
cal sketch of some prominent French writer, together
with nn accouut of his principal works. Mr. Bennett
hopes in this way to acquaint the student, not only with
the French language, but also to a certain extent with
Wiggins, Mockett, Breech and Dowden have become
noted all at once as musicians. Their rendering of
"Peace be Still" in the Union Socio'y the other evening
was a treat which everyone appreciated. Tho Union
Music Committee is determined to have music, and if
the promised performers fail them, they propose to fur
nish it themselves.
The first Freshman meeting of the winter term was
held at Miss Roberts. The principal business of the
evening was changing the meeting from the first Satur
day to first Thursday evening of each month. After
spending a pleasant evening, a vote of thanks was tender
ed Miss Roberta and all went home feeling that tlieoc
c&sion had been a very enjoyable one.
Mr. Hortou of Duanc visited us last Friday for tho
purpose of ecuring the cooperation of tho Univeriity iu
establishing a state oratorical contest. The three socie
ties adjourned after business meeting to the chapel. Tho
result of the meeting was the appointment of two com
mittees, one for the purpose of ascertaining the rules by
which the Inter-State contest is governed, the other to ar -range
for a state contest.
The other evening, as our efficient janitor had returned
from adjourning the "Pals," and had gone into one of
the lower rooms on some errand, he saw stranger watch
ing him through the window. John motioned for him to
come in, but the stranger hud evidentty read about the ex
ploits of our "mods' in the city papers, or probably had
seen the sign put out a year ago, for he immediately
struck across the campus. His coat tails assumed a hor
izontal position, and a loud and emphatic refusal of "No
you don't! You don't get me in there!" floated back to
the amused janitor.
We visited the legislature the other day. The senate
was in session and was considering the railroad bill.
Upon our arrival it immediately arose and wc were in
vited to enter. We did so, and were seated in a conven
ient place, and at once became tho centre of attraction
especially of the pages and janitors. We listened respect
fully to a spirited debate between senators Howe anp
Brown. Senator Brown clutched the air wildly and
hurled words at his opponent which implied that he was
a bold, bad man, and told stories. Wa trembled for the
doughty seuator from Neuielia, and feared that he would
be devoured, but afterwards found that they were only in
fun and didn't mean any tiling. Our attention was at
tracted to a quantity of papers spread out over the floor,
and as wo had learned that the legislature was an eco
nomical body, supposed they were placed there to save
the carpet, but were informed that they were placed there
simply for convenience. Among the noted persons wo
met iu the senate hall was our old friend Paul F. Clark.
Paul evidently feels that he is necessary to the senate, and
it is a question with him whether he isn't as much weight
as Senator Brown Thinking that the House should not
be slighted we passed through the Representative Hall.
Immediately upon our arrival half a dozen members
sprang to their feet, and it naturally occurred to us thai
they were coming to welcome us. We were not a little
disappointed upon learning that they simply arose toad
dress the Speaker. Our progress was stopped by a man
who persisted in closing agate iu our faces. The House
was engaged in discussing a very important matter. As
near as we could find out it was whether the chairman of
a committee had the right to introduce a bill without the
committee having previously voted upon it, though tho
majority of the committee were iu favor of the bill. It
will seem that this was a veryjlmportant measure nd the
house evidently thought there was considerable at stake,
for after discussing the matter, concluded to adjourn, in
order to give them time for the consideration of the
measure. Among others we discovered the hard coun
tenance of B. F. Johnson. He came up and slapped us
familiarly on the shoulder and asked us if he should
bring up the representatives and introduce them. We
declined with thanks, and there being nothing more to
.see, wo slowly wended our way, town ward profoundly
, impressed with the wisdom of legislature.
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