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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 15, 1888)
THE H ESPEKIAM.
cared much whether you woke up or not. You reformed
from that habit of falling into a reverie, however, when you
made acquaintances among the young lady students.
The board of editors held n meeting last week. This
may not he a startling announcement, hut it has some relation
to what followed. The editors never adjourn from meeting
to mec'.ing. They generally get into a racket and adjourn
as fast as the typos succed in throwing them out of the door.
As a result, Tiik IIkspkkian office is somewhat demoralized
after a hoard meeting.
This particular meeting, however, was full of disaster.
Full of disaster nothing more. This may be a rather broad
statement but it is true, nevertheless. Hut this has nothing
to do with the case. The meeting progressed finely until
the local man began to feed on some scientific chestnuts.
Trouble arose in a moment. For a few moments editors,
chairs and tennis rackets covered the floor and a share of
the campus. When the local man had received sufficient
punishment a survey was taken of the damage done. Two
window lights and the glass in the door were broken. When
the chief engineer of the boiler loom appeared, considerable
brimstone was scattered around. The exchange man crawled
into his trunk, the editor in chief climbed through a window,
the other editors vanished. This is the reason why our
front door is decorated with pieces of dry goods boxes
instead of plate glass. Yet the abode of TiikIIi'.si'kuia.n is
not to be sneered at although the carpet is not new and part
of the furniture was stolen from the library. Come down
and see if this is not true.
Mk. Editor: It seems to me one great fault of the stu
dents of this institution is that they devote too much atten
tion to dress, and arc apt to judge a man too much by the
clothes he wears. I think we ought to be charitable in these
matters. 01 course every one owes it to his self respect to
preserve an appearance in keeping with the demands, of taste
He should wear a neat celuloid collar and perhaps cuffs, or
he may even wear linen without thereby laying himself open
to the charge of foppishness if he is discrete and economical in
the matter o( having it washed. I don't think a man should
be branded as a lop or a dude who wears the same collar and
cuffs all week. It isn't right, Hut while we all admit that
everyone should keep himself up to this standard, I don't
believe it is just to utcrly condemn a man because he don't
conform to our views. If a man is all right in every other
respect I don't think he ought to be condemned because he
wears good clothes. 1 believe he may be a good man, not
withstanding the fact that he wears a tailor made suit and
shows a decided piedilection for clean linen and a nail brush.
This matter of neatness is often not entirely a man's bull.
lie may inherit a tendency towards it, or it may be the re
sult of surroundings in early childhood. Some people grow
into a love oi the use of a set of brushes until it becomes
almost as fixed as the taste for bread.
Of coui.se, Mr. Ediloiil would be much better if we
could all go by the same standard, but that is hardly pos
sible, and in the absence of such possibility I think we should
treat one who has a hereditary tendency towards neatness or
even beauty in dress with the same tender, charitable con
sideration as we would one who has a tendency toward
liquor. If properly handled it may be overcome to such a
degree that the victim will make a man notwithstanding lis
baneful influence. Uusticus.
Lieutenant Griffith will be here pretty soon.
Mr. Ellsworth has returned to school again.
Every prep in town was playing tennis Saturday.
The Unions are going to have a new'grand piano.
The Juniors did not dance as they thought they would.
The windy frcshics were pretty well soaked on hack fares.
Now let everybody get out and rustle fora College of Law.
W. S. I'crrin, '87, appeared around the University, last
The millcnium is at hand for Webber is getting up a
The regular opening of the Wesleyan University is
The Cadcttcsscs tried to march in double time and failed
We had a pleasant call from Mr. Eagleson, and he "set
'em up" to the candy.
There is but one swine plague and Dr. Hillings is its
prophet. J. G. Smith.
The slate bearer is abroad in the land with a vigilant eye
and an unblushing cheek.
The chemical department periodically leaps on the neck
of the physical department.
Locals arc so scarce that we came near copying part of a
dime novel to liven up this column.
A. G. Warner, '85, one of our alumni, has been appointed
to the chair of political economy.
Webber keeps the prohibition question constantly'bcfore
the people especially the Unions.
Another alumnus will probably be in the senate .this
winter a big brother of C. S. Polk.
Will Marsh, one of our old students, has deserted the
Wesleyan where he had first started.
Mr. John Dryden, '84, and family from Kearney were
seen' around the University this week.
Its wonderful what enthusiasm some of the students show
over properly dedicating the new armory.
Stranger, '-Mr. Fogarty, are you an undergraduate?"
Fogarly, "No sir, I'm a Sophomore,"
All are glad, to know that Professor Edgrcn is rapidly
recovering and will 'ere long be with his classes.
We can now see the Nebraska hall. The cause of delay
in the east end is the nou-arrual of the marble pillars.
The early cold weather made them adjourn at the Wes
leyan and made us get up steam ratlvr early this year.
Three hundred and ten students registered this fall. This
is the largest number ever registered for any one term.
Tiik IlKSi'KRtAN people buzzed the regents for an ad
vance of $90 for the University advertisement. They did not
The Philodiceans asked the regents for the old museum
for a hall but did not get it. It has been promised for a
The class of '92, in accordance with a habit fopr.ed last
year, have commenced having jolly times. A leap year
party at Miss Pound's, with after adjournment for eatables,
took place last week. When the rain came up the noble
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