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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., FEBRUARY i, 1888.
Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Associ.
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
C. F, ANSLEY, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
G. V. GERWIG, '89. - -
O. W. FIFER, '89. -
T. S. ALLEN, '89.
H. PETERSON, '90.
W. W. ROBERTSON, '89. -
Geo. II. Tinker
E. E. Gillespie,
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Address all communication to The Hesperian, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
Aftek numerous analyses Prof. Nicholson, has
discovered a trace of oxygen in the air of Room 2,
The latest returns of the census bureau indicate
that The Hesperian is the only American institution
the history of which is uninvestigated and. unwritten.
Our loneliness is something appalling. Then it must
be remembered that the Uuniversity takes a special
pride in the quality and quantity of its historical
work. The Hesperian has had a more than ordin
arily eventful career. To our alumni the mention of
type stealing in the dark of the moon and of
"Ropes, Rascals and Roca," will call up memories
that, however bitter may have been the strife, are now
not unpleasant to recall. The present students have
a very distinct recollection of spending the greater
part of an afternoon and evening in a stormy attempt
to settle a certain question of dispute. All these
things will be interesting in the future, when the
foster children of our alma mater are numbered by
the thousand instead of the hundred, and possibly
good lessons will be taught, lessons that will bring
about peace and harmony instead of strife and dis
cord, it, indeed such a result is to be desired. But
to the point: Let us have from our alumni non-partisan
accounts of some of the livelier times of bygone
days. We may well devote an occasional column' to
such a subject. The Hesperian itself might tell an
interesting story, but, unfortunately, no complete
file is known to exist. Alumni, resist not our appeal.
A pleasing feature of our University is the favor
so freely offered to art. The University is not satis
fied with establishing schools of art and music, but
in the classes the professors are quick to improve
every opportunity to relieve the cold routine of their
work with the pleasure of the artistic. Prof. How
ard gives to art its full share in historical study.
The rooms where the classics are studied are so deco
rated as to give one a taste, at least, of Greek and
Roman art and life. The latest and best addition in
this line is Prof. McMillan's beautiful picture, "A
Reading from Homer," by L. Alma Tadema. The
figures are life like and spirited and the surroundings
are natural. One can almost -feel the coldness of the
Not long ago we were led to make a study of the
history and development of tapestry, and we found
it well worth our attention. We wish to suggest to
the students that they can hardly afford to omit to
give it a small share, at least, of their time. To the
classics the subject is replete with interest. They
will recall Homer's description of the loom, and
how "Penelope, bethinking herself of a new device,
has undertaken to weave an immense web, as deli
cate as it is vast." Ovid's beautiful account of the
weaving contest between Minerva and Arachne will
also come to mind. The student of history will
enjoy the study of the tapestries that playedch an
important part in giving the impressive appearance
to the tournaments and other great occasions of the
Middle Ages. The breadth of mind supposed to
characterize the student of sciencevM not permit
him to pass by a subject so interesting and profitable.
Now it would be doing an injustice to art to measure
its value by dollars and cents, yet not so much of an
injustice a an instructor is apt to do the mind of a
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