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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 15, 1887)
Harry Reuse Wahooed over Saturday and Sunday at home
Miss Tower lias been kept at home by reason of pains
above her right eye, caused by an accident while attending
Miss Stratton was obliged to return home to Ashland last
week because of illness, As the case is not serious she will
probably return in time for Charter day.
Messrs. Almy and Newcomer have returned to school af
ter having succeeded in carrying the blessings of the measles
to several inmates of the paternal mansion.
Mrs. Dearborn, the former teacher of elocution in the Univ
ersity, has returned to Lincoln. Her health has been very
seriously impaired, but all her student friends hope soon to
see her much improved.
Miss Anna Reavis ol Falls City visited hr brother Dave
last week. Happening in time to attend one of our societies
and the oratorical contest, she carries back with her pleasant
and favorable reports.
Miss Anna Gilman,o Falls City, stopped off at Lincoln
last week to straighten out her wayward cousin Geo. Spur
lock. MissGilman went away with impressions of our Uni
versity wheih may induce her to be with us next year.
This office has of late been infested by a very disagreeable
something which is the pet of our devil, and which he calls
"type lice." The other day this naughty devil showed 'cm
to the editor-in-chief. This gentleman kicked the in
nocent devil out doors, at the same time advising him to try
that on Mr. Church or Mr.-Gcrwig.
The change of the medical lecture room to the fourth floor
which was hailed with so much delight, does not turn out so
well as expected. It seems that the floor joists
of the fourth floor were not laid for constant use and the wild
antics of the meds when up there alone, seem to affect theco
hesivencss of the plaster beneath and serious damage has
It seems that the book thief is not the only one of that
stamp prowling about the halls. Hats, mittens, text book
and rubbers have disappeared at diflercnt times and recently
a ten dollar bill was taken from the purse of a young lady
who had thoughtlessly left it in her cloak which she had
left in the ladies' cloak room. Now these thefts are be
coming entirely too frequent and some thing ought to be
Who was that joke really upon? I'crrin insists that he
took Wiggcnhorn in, in the most approved style, while Wig
genhom is nearly convulsed with mirth when he tells of how
he helped poor Perrin out of the predicament and of Pcrrin's
frantic efforts to trump up some pretext for calling upon a
strange lady. We are inclined to think that both were play
ed and both were frightened at the probable consequences
of their intended joke.
We were gratified to sec last week, about twenty-three of
the Normal School students from Peru, who came up to exam
ine our University. Most of the present Senior class, which
numbers seventeen, formed the major part of them, and all
went away with a good understanding of the aims, methods
and facilities of the U. of N. Among them were Miss
Church, a sister of our R. D., and another Miss Church,
niece of Prof. Church, once a member of our faculty, and a
brother of S. D. Killeu. All seemed to enjoy themselves,
and reported themselves as well pleased with our Universi
Mr. Cross, one of the old students, was among the visit
ors at the University last week.
Parliamentary law class: Prof. "Mr. T., what is the pre
vious question?" Student. "ft is the question which re
sults in the previous engagement."
Miss Nellie Curtis is obliged to leave school and will pro
bably not return. We are sorry to lose her from our number
and hope that her determination may be changed.
Precocious Freshmen: "Why do the Germans call an old
woman an old cat?" Prof, in German: "I really don't know,
but it may be on account of their scratching propensities."
Mr. II. Peterson took in the University last week, although
he had to use a cane as a support. He has had a long hard
siege of it and has not yet regained enough strength to re
sume his school work .
R. D. Church was delighted by a visit from his sister who
was among the Peru visitors. The boys w ho stood near cast
envious glan.-es at him when she gave him the proper sisterly
greeting. Ask Manlcy and Storrs about it.
We are sorry to notice that many of the students arc having
trouble with their eyes. Some have been obliged to leave
school on this account. Among the number are Mr. Hefflc
man, and the Misses Newton, MacMillian and Moore.
We tr ily sympathize with any one who strives with all his
might to find a place after dark when the locality of that
place is not known; especially when there is at that pjacc a
young lady who expects to attend society that evening and is
disappointed For further paVticulars inquire of "Hank."
The young ladies are hereby given notice that in the future
they are never to be found sitting on the radiators: Although
this practice has been common for a long time, yet recently it
has been called "shockingly rude" and the offence consists in
Maggie Mitchell seems to have been particularly attractive
to University people, judging from the way in which the gal
lery of the Funkc was dotted with its representatives. The
boys were there almost as a body, and seemed to enjoy them
selves in blissful forgetfulncss of the fact that the co-eds
were doubtless at home studying. They were startled, how
ever, when, just before the curtain was rung up, there filed in
with slow and measured steps, a long line of determined
looking girls who took the front scats. Such a deliberate,
cold blooded action so chilled the souls of the guilty youths
that it was not until nearly the end of the play that they
were in such a state of mind as to enjoy the piny. Fair ones,
consider long and earnestly before you again deal so cruel a
The Scientific club met in Chemical library on Saturday,
Feb. 5th. After reports of several committees Mr. Webber
read an interesting paper on slime moulds, Miss linker one on
ornithology, devoting her attention to the Baltimore oriole,
and Mr. E. R. Tingleyone upon the microscope as an instru
ment of accuracy. The news committee then reported. A
description of the new poison, Tyrocoxicon, and of the gov
ernmental work in geology was given. The club then discuss
ed the plan of making a collection of specimens and Mr. J.
G. Smith presented 100 specimens of Nebraska insects
and Mr. Webber 450 representatives of Nebraska's flora. A
committee was then appointed to arrange for a scientific
lecture and the club adjourned to meet at 3:30 p. m., Sat
urday, Feb. 19th,, at which there-will be read, among oth
ers, a paper on "Galls" by Roscoe Pound and a paper by J.
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