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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, APRIL 16, 1888.
Issued semi-monthly by the IIksI'KKIAN Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
C. F. ANSLEY, Editor-in-Chief,
G. W. GERWIG, '89. - LlTKRARY.
O.W. FIFER, '89. - MISCELLANY.
T. S. ALLEN, 8g. - Comment.
H. PETERSON, '90. - - Local.
W. W. ROBERTSON, '89. - Excuanoe.
IU'SINKSS MANAOKR - GKO. II. TlNKKR
Assistant. - - - - - E. E Gillespie,
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Address all communications to The Hesperian, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
A friend of ours may remember delivering an ora
tion on the unlimited power of the press. If he will
call at this office when we are not busy, we would
like to talk to him for a very few minutes. The way
the alumni ct alumna have rebelled against our ty
ranny and have even resisted our most touching ap
peal may cause the said friend to think the outlook
It is customary at this season of the year for col
lege publications to make a few remarks in their ed
itorial columns upon the financial outlook of the
papers. We do not propose to allow any fancied
pride or modesty to prevent us from speaking upon
the same subject. There are a number of students
who have not paid their subscriptions. These we
expect will pay. There are also many more who
have not yet subscribed at all. We trust that these,
even at this late hour, will do their duty by the
paper. We take it for granted that all students ex
pect to see the paper published for the remainder of
the year. We intend to continue the publication,
but we cannot afford to run the paper in debt with
out seeing some way of meeting our obligations.
Thirty-five cents subscribes for the remainder of the
year. This is certainly not enough to drive anyone
to bankruptcy, but the want of several such subscrip
tions will have that effect on the paper.
The students will certainly welcome the favor
kindly shown them by the Arbor Day committee of
the Faculty. It has been announced that the exer
cises are to consist of a number of addresses and
a few extempore talks. To the students has been
given the privilege ol selecting from among them
selves one of the speakers, who is to see to it that his
remarks are duly short. Since the committee has
acted so generously the students will, of course, be
present to an individual, and will see that all their
friends and relatives attend. The brevity of our
orator's remarks seems to be the most important
point, and whoever is chosen will not fail to re
In the last number appeared a contributed article
on the order during chapel services. The ideas of
the correspondent were good, and the subject is so
important that we wish to say a few words about it at
the risk of repetition.
It may be an open question whether, in a state in
stitution, chapel exercises should be held or not.
The forms are invariably those of Protestant Christi
anity, while Catholics, Hebrews, and Atheists are
compelled to contribute to the support of the Uni
versity. But we shall not attempt to discuss this
matter. We have our chapel, and, since it is here,
it is our duty as gentlefolk either to properly conduct
ourselves during the exercises or to stay away from
It is a strange fact, and it is a fact, that by far
the greater part of the disturbances come from the
members of the three higher classes of the college.
If the reverse were true one might think the students
came from boorish families, and had not yet outgrown
the evil influence, or the no less evil lack of influence.
As the matter is, however, it seems that the home
training of the students has been good, but that Uni
versity society, orair, or something unknown, has a
tendency to develop outeness." Those outside of
colleges are always expecting some sign of this "cute
ness" in students, and it will be just as well for us to
Hut it is hardly iust that the students should
I shoulder all the blame. There are things that tend
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