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The Junior class in Descriptive Astronomy is now under
way. In lieu of better facilities Oscar Stout will probably
convert his lofty perch into an observatory.
The Hespehian circulates more than anybody. Business
men who are looking for the best advertising medium would
do welf to turn their eyes in our direction.
Lieut. Dudley has decided not to appoint any staff officers
this term. This means that there will be no dude adjutant to
strut across the parade ground on Fridays.
The vacancy in Co. B caused by the absence of R. G. Cod
ding will be filled by the promotion os A. E. Anderson, who
will hereafter be known as Capt. Anderson.
The cadet band has an unusually large membership this term.
V. S. Pcrrin, Drum-Major, promises to surprise the gaping
crowd when he appears again with his charge.
The many friends of Miss Edith Lcighton and Mr. Edward
Leighton will be sorry to learn that they arc out of school this
term. They arc at present enjoying a visit to California.
The rising young politician of Peru, Mr. Church, paid us a
very pleasant visit last week and gave us several direct point
ers in regard to the general political corruption of the day.
Miss Dell Stratton will not be in school the major part of
this term which fact has called forth many expressions of re
gret from friends in this vicinity. Sickness at home the cause.
J. R. Force '86, familiarly known as "Our Jim," took in the
town of Tckamah last week. Rumor has it that he followed
off one of the teachers from that place who attended the Asso
ciation. Mr. D. H. Mercer, of Brownvillc, one of our graduates and
the late Secretary ot the Republican State Central Committee
has accepted a position in Gen. Supt. Smith's office, U. P.
The question of the hour is "Where shall the cadets go this
spring for their annual encampment?" Crete and Nebraska
City seem to be the places most prominently under discussion
What has become of the University column in the Omaha
Excelsior Can it be that our friend Conny has become so
deeply absorbed in "Bugology" as to allow his facile pen to
V. P. Sullivan, '84, attended the State Teachers' Associa
tion at this place during the entire session. He is the same
old "Sully," as the fact of his having charge of six blooming
schoolmarms will clearly demonstrate.
Indications are that lawn tennis will contest with base ball
for popularity during this season. Why not form a hare and
honnds club? Wind, plenty of it and of first class stayng
qualities, is going to waste around the U. of N.
The base ball season has "arove" and it is now perfectly in
order to organize a University nine which shall be the strong
est in the stale. We have the material among us to do this
very thing. By the way, where is our foot-ball?
The Bigelow boys were summoned home last Thursday by
a telegram containing the sad intelligence of the death of
their mother. In this great bereavement they have the pro
found and sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends.
With the approach of warm weather will come renewed at
tacks of that serious students' disease known as "ennui."
Slight touches of it were felt last .Sunday afternoon, when a
Ta'zy stroll was about the only exertion the average student was
At a special meeting of the Hesperian Association last Wed
nesday, H. P. Barrett was made Editor-in-Chief, and Anson
H. Bigelow and C. S. Lobingier were elected to fill the va
cancies caused by the resignation of Will Owen Jones and
Our esteemed friend W. C. Knight came in the other day
with three ducks which he claimed to have killed with a shot
gun. We doubt that his skill as a huntsman is so great, we
equally doubt that he had money sufficient to buy them: there
is only one other alternative he stole them.
Some fiend told John Green that the last Hesperian con
tained the charge that he had eloped with the brunette medic
coed with glasses who was with us last term and without.slop
ping to verify this he was about to do us bodily harm. . Since
we arc slightly the largest his better nature triumphed and
there will be no funeral right away.
We arc creditably informed that final arrangements have
been made for Commencement speeches. The matter was
unconditionally turned over to the care of the faculty commit
tee by the Senior class and by their decision the speakers are
to be W. O. Jones, A. L. Frost. Geo' B. Fraukforter, NoraE.
Gage and Kathleen Hearn. The selection was not made on
the ground of honors.
Probably few of our readers are aware that a state conven
tion of college Y. M. C. Associations is to be held here next
month, probably in the University chapel .It is high time that
preparations for this event were being made. At the state
Y. M.C. A. at Hastings last Fall no pains were spared to en
tertain the delegates, and we should not allow ourselves t
be outdone in this direction.
Married, at the residence of the bride's mother, Thursday
April 8th, Miss Clara Parks" '84 to Benj. F. Johnson. It is
probably unnecessary to state that the contracting parties are
old students as they arc well known to most of the readers of
the Hesperian. This periodical, as the official organ of the
students, votes unanimously to the happy couple a life long
lease of all the prosperity and felicity they can issimilate.
That more trials and tribulations fall to the lot of students
on an average, than to any other class of persons, we were
firmly convinced, when the other day an unfortunate skirmish
er after knowledge offered as a last resort to mortgage his best
girls, his room mate's album and a borrowed jack knife in or
der to raise money enough to pacify his landlady, until his
paterfamilias could make up his mind to pass the appropria
The Hesperian wishes to call attention to the diligence of
its business manager in the matter of advertisements. We
have ro small mixture of gratification and pride at the num
ber and variety of our local advertisements. One thing more
is necessary to make this permanent. The students of
Nebraska State University should make it a point to patronize
those who advertise in their college paper. We do not de
mand , but ask, that you do this.
We insist that cither the Holtz electric machine belonging
to the institution be destroyed or buried ten feet under ground.
It causes more mental if not audible swearing than putting up
a stove or having somebody sit down on your new derby hat.
Mr. J. R, Foree was the latest victim. He took hold of the
thing and some fiend took out the armatures and he got the
benefit of a current strong enough to pull a train backwards
or a tree up I y the roots. We would caution students to shun
this machine as they would a pestilence.
Since our beloved Willow Jones went to California only a
few faint, glimmering rays of intelligence have come to us in