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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (June 15, 1886)
time saver that can be produced a simple, economical meth
od of communicating thought. As a result the English speak
ing world does not know how to write. The art of writing
far more difficult than that of the painter or the musician is
never carefully and scientifically studied. In simple descrip
tion we are centuries behind Homer. In every department
of literature can be traced the influence of the monks who
ruled before the renaissance and the reformation. Still fol
lowing the old schoolmen we employ an unnecessary number
of words, believing that a thought to appear worthy must be
extravagantly dressed. There is scarcely an English classic
that is not unnecessarily long and not needlessly obscure.
The practical present and the hopeful future are to drive this
last remnant of mediaevalism and make modern literature
wholly and unreservedly modern. . The vocal solo following,
by Mrs. A. W. Janscn, was especially pleasing to the audi
ence. The class of '86 consisted of the following members:
Charles Sumner Allen, classical,
Mary Randolph Campbell, literary,
Cora Fllcn Eishcr, literary,
James Robert Force, classical,
George Bell Frankfortcr, scientific,
Abraham Lincoln Frost, literary,
Nora Eliza Gage, classical,
Kathleen Gcorgiana I Icam, classical,
William Owen Jones, literary,
Wilbur Clinton Knight' scientific,
Sopha Myers, literary.
Miss Florence Sheldon was here last week.
Wiggcnhorn and Clark (P. F.) took in all the circus they
could afford the side-show. They report a very enjoyable
Stephens' smile was even broader than usual. His father
was here visiting him.
Miss Minnie I). Schcll left June 4th for her home in Beat
rice. She also went to Fairbury to attend the commencement
of the Christain College at that place.
The chemical library has just received an addition of about
150 volumes, mostly in German. These will not be kept in
the general library but in the new laboratory.
One of the tutors lately wrote out two papers, one a list of
examination questions and the other a note for the class to go
to another room to be examined. In a fit of absent-mindedness
or extreme good humor he posted the questions on his
door, reserving the notice for the class to flunk on, Some of
the Preps "caught on" and what they did not know about
that examination was not worth knowing.
W. C. Knight leaves for Wyoming immediately after com
mencement. Ralph O. Weston, '83, was shaking hands among his friends
and acquaintances this week.
Miss Martha Drydcn, sister of J. N. Drydcn, was visiting
with her niece, Miss Lizzie Forsyth, this week. She expects
to enter the class of '90 next fall.
Patterson was the most valliant ol the sentinels during the
competitive drills. The way he managed Klcine Polk was a
J. II. Holmes will rusticate with relatives in Virginia dur
ing the summer.
B. B. Davis, '82, returned to Lincoln to attend the Com
mcnccmcnt exercises of his alma mater.
A. E. Anderson has had the pleasure the past week of the
company of his mother who was here visiting.
Hurrah fot the "Rowdy West!" A. G. Warner, '85, has
received a fellowship at Johns Hopkins. The University may
well feel proud of the achicvcmcnss of some of her gradu
ates. W. P. Sullivan, 84, sojourned in Lincoln during a part of
the exercises of the closing week.
We arc sorry to see so general a disposition among the stu
dents to leave before Commencement week is over. We
thought as long as it was only Preps it was excusable, but
when staid Howe and stalwart Fletcher left for their homes so
soon it looked as though something serious was the matter.
Owing to the rain which kept nearly everybody away, the
Union exhibition which was to have been given Monday night
was necessarily postponed, and, ns no opportunity was offered
this week, next fall was fixed as the time when it should be
given. The Unions have the sympathy of the entire Univer
sity for the unfortunate mishap.
Klcine Polk is one of the most consistent little fellows we
know of. He always makes it a point to enjoy ladies' society
f possible. Even on the train going to Milford, before the
eyes of fifty-four envious cadets, he boldly marched into the
forward car and placed himself opposite to a fair damsel.
Not even the derisive shouts of the aforesaid fifty-four could
drive him from his position, and not until the train reached
Milford did the happy ripple of conversation cease.
Go to F. Ilurlbut to get soiled suits cleaned and colored.
Fine clothing at T. Ewing &Co's.
Sam Wcstcrficld is nt his old stand and will make special
rates to students.
Go to the Howard House for day board. Best dollar a day
house in the city. You will receive prompt attention and
also warm meals here.
At Cochran Bros., 207 S. nth Street you will find fresh
Clothing for every body at Ed. Ccrf &Co's.
Call on I. B. Masscy for men's shoes. Good goods and at
moderate prices. 122 N. nth St.
The best maple sugar taffy at Mawcs, Try it.
Straw hats at Ed. Ccrf &Co's,
Best shoes for only $3,00 at G. W. Webster and Bro's,
Cochran Bros, keep "Students Delight" peanuts always on
hand. Special rates to students on all restaurant goods.
Go to Ewings for sealskin caps.
Go to O. W. Webster & Bro. 1043 O St. for the best $3.00
Attend the Lincoln Business College.
J. and D. Newman, 1027 O Street, Oldest Dry Goods
House in the city.
Go to Kelly's for fine work in photography.
Cadet suits, gloves and caps at T. Ewing & Co's.
Full line of silk mufflers and nobby silk handkerchiefs
MAYER BROS., lot ST CLOTHIERS.
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