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siderably startled. Now that cane was an old one, an heirloom
and was earned "
"Of course, but when did the dog appear, and how severe
ly did he lacerate your hand?"
'Wait until I reach the point. You reporters are always
in a hurry. As I was saying, I crossed the street and knocked
first on the front door then at the rear, and finally a female
voice from somewhere asked what was wanted. She could'nt
open the door, so I was obliged to give my nam-: and the his
lory of the cane in a loud tone of voice. She sympathized,
and assured me that she had heard something strike the house
in the neighborhood of the front door. Then she finally got
he door open, and brought oat a light. Observing a dent in
the door, I took observations of the place where I stood when
the thing went off. Calculated the angle of incidence and re
flection by Spherical Trigonoxrelry and located the spot by
Analytical Statics. I then applied Knight's witch-hazel test
and located the exact spot of the bit of metal, with a probable
error of forty feet either way. Then I pawed around in the
snow for twenty minutes, and to my great joy recovered the
'It's interesting," assented the reporter, "but now explain
the wound 'n your hand. Was the canine foaming when he
"Thai hand is bandaged because it got frozen -when I was
feeling in that snow drift for the head of my cane. I really
have little fear of hydrophobia, though my friends strongly
urge me to make assurance sure by immediately sailing for
France. They insist that my experience has been qiate as
serious as is ever met, but really I hardly expect to beat
tacked by rabies. Musi you go, sir? I would like to show
yoa that cane."
But the reporter bowed himself away.
The masculine portion of the class had assembled, but the
Professor failed to appear. "Guess Prof, won't show up this
rooming," remarked the tall angular Freshman;" "he must
be stuck in a snow-bank some where." The suggestion of a
possibility that tbe recitation -would not come oil on schedule
time was enough to dispel the cubic feet of gloom that had
been loafing abont the countenances of the unprepared, and
at once the room assumed a more cheerful appearance. The
fat Freshman began spinning his hat on a cane, a la cirens
man, the muscular Freshy elevated his feet to the top of the
radiator and energetically blanked the white blank of drifting
snow outside, while the Y. M. C A. portion of the class
gathered about Codding, who had just entered to distribute
the College Bulletin. After that sensational periodical had
been duly circulated, it became evident that Codding had
something to say. An unusually strong remark from Fl we
mean the muscular Freshy aimed at the snow drift that was
trying to crawl up to get a look into the window, directed
general attention to the weather again. "You think its bad
here," quietly remarked Codding as he took the Professor's
chair and carefully adjusted his boots on the table, but it
alnt anything to -what it was at York last -week, I hate to
tell you just how bad it was for fear you wont believe me.
The snow was falling that fast one rooming that a little dog
who opened his mouth tobark was buried under a Irifl three
feet deep before he could get the bark out far enough for me
tohear. One night they left a window in the basement of
their little college openj and before morning the snow had
been blown in till the whole house was chuck full, and was
crowding out of a window in the tower so' fast that they
thought it was smoke, and hollered fire aud scared everybody
most to death before they found out what the matter was.
The weather was awful up there. It hasn't been that bad
here, has it?"
By general consent it was admitted that nothing like the
aforesaid had occurred in Lincoln. Then the narrator fixed
his eyes on a snow-pile on the Laboratory roof and continued:
"Yes the weather was awful in York. One whole family was
frozen to death ten feet from a red-hot stove. They forgot
to plug up the key-hole and the snow -drifted in and filled
the air so that when they woke up and tried to get to the stove
they got lost and perished. The little girl said "mother,"
but the word froze in the air. It was cut out the next day
with a scroll-saw and put on the coffin instead of flowers.
That was an awful night. About five o'clock in the morning
there was a dreadful explosion. A nail had fallen out of the
north side of a barn, and through the hole the snow drifted
all night. When the pressure got too great the barn exploded.
It broke all the plate glass in town and threw pieces of
boards three-quarters of a mile. The weather was awful in
York!" Here the speaker took his eyes from the Laboratory
in order to observe the effects of his narrative on his auditors,
and was thunderstruck at seeing no one present except the
Professor. The class had quietly retired for a little fresh air,
and the frowning member of the faculty had unfortunately
arrived in time to hear the last two meteorological romances.
The situation at once became so painfully embarrassing that
the representative of The Hesperian concluded to retire
from his position behind the door, hence the conclusion of
this episode will probably never be written.
HEARD Ar THE HALLS.
C S. Kathan is in school again this term.
Miss Alma Benedict is visiting in St. Louis.
The apparatus for the new laboratory has arrived.
And now it is asserted that Patterson is a musician.
Interesting meetings are held every Wednesday evening in
Room No. 5.
Our own Spelde's protracted absence is creating consider
The June exhibition question ii again beiag agitated with
Mr. M. Rainey, editor of the Genoa Enterprise visited the
University last week.
W. N. Fletcher has no further desire to investigate the
Did yon see C S. Polk take the dog out of the library? If
not you missed a treat.
The boarding clubs are flourishing. They number about
the same that they did last term.
It seems that the long-standing order to close society at
10:30 is to be enforced this term.
Miss May Newton received the members of the Freshman
class on the 15th inst. at her home on F street.
The Sophomore class was royally entertained on the evening
of the 22nd inst. at the home of Miss May Roberts.
The class in English Literature will be occupied for some
time n come with the study of Milton and his poetry.
P. S. Heflleman, F. W. Kramer, C. S. Lobingier, Roy Cod
ding, W. N. Fletcher, and Miss Sallie Cox were delayed
nearly two weeks by the storm at the b eginning of the teriil "
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