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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., OCTOBER 20, 1887.
Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Associ
. ation, of the University of Nebraska.
E R. HOLMES, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
ROY CODDING, ,'88 LOGAN STEPHENS, 'So
CORA E. WHITE, '88 W. H. WAGNER, '88.
Geo. H. Tinker.
TERMS OF SlinSCKUTIOK:
One copy, per college year,
One copy, one college term
ADVERTISING RATES ON APPLICATION.
Address all communications to The Hesperian, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
We don't mean to insinuate that the Hesperian
editors cannot fill its columns but we think occasional
contributions from the students at large would make
the paper more interesting and help to make it the
students' paper. We do not wish you to write when
you have nothing to say, as we sometimes must, but
would like to hear from any of you on live subjects.
All we ask is that we may know whp writes our
contributions. Now let us have a lively contri
dishonest enough to try to palm off as original that
which another has written. Our only excuse for
printing it is that we were unfamiliar with the writings
of the author in question and so did not see the fraud.
In our last issue we published a little story, handed
us as the work of a friend of one of the editors. We
accepted it because we. were short of copy and thought
it would do for a change. Soon after its appearance
we were told by a friend to compare it with ''Phyl
lis" by the "Duchess.' On so doing we found our
seemingly innocent little love story had been actually
stolen Irom the first few chapters of the novel. The
whole plot and many of the exact words can be found
in the book by the ''Duchess." We regret exceed
ingly to discover that we have among us one who is
The Hesperian has been laboring under many
difficulties in getting started, and as a result we are
a week or more behind time with this issue. But
still if we were to judge from the way our exchanges
are coming in we would find consolation in the fact
that we are not the only tardy one. We hope this
delay on the part of our contemporaries is not
caused by the fear that we have gone under. We
are still alive and although we may be a little slow in
crawling from under the accumulated vacation rub
bish we hope suon to be running full blast.
The contiact for erecting our two new buildings
is let. Now don't begin to inquire right away where
they are and what they look like. If there is one
thing more than another which teaches humanity to
exercise patience, it is the erection of a building
when you are in a hurry for it. It would seem that
the laying of each brick must be referred to a com
mittee. We will vouch for the truth of the above
statement, however, and it is even quite possible that
some of this year's students may see preparations for
the mighty work and some of our present preps may
enjoy the elegancies of the new appointments. As
soon as one structure gets above ground we have no
doubt that the night construction gang which did
such effectual work on the laboratory in times of yore
will be ready and willing to assist in its completion,
provided their family cares do not confine them too
closely to their homes.
The convention has passed into history but the ef
fects of its proceedings will continue to mould the
future of the U. of N. for some years. In observing
the workings of the convention we are impressed
with the idea that the present method of choosing
the Board of Regents is far from the best one. Un
der its operations the Univeisity is just as likely to
Decontrolled by demagogues elected from purely po
litical reasons as by men of culture, posted as to the
needs of a first-class institution of learning. The
only safeguard is that usually the demagogue prefers
a more lucrative position and one which requires-less
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