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THE HESPERIAN ,
The post at the south entrance will be missing some day
to the great joy, no doubt, ol all ladies who visit the Uni
versity. The Nebraska hall is nearing completion. The contract
ors are confident that they can have it completed by the 1st o
We don't blame Dales for posting a notice on his door
requesting the howling mob which usually congregates thcr,
to stay out.
We have a joke on Fletcher, which wc will mail to any
address fret upon receipt of a two cent stamp to pay postage
The chemistry students about all wish that some philan
thropist would come along and smash all the glass in the
H. T. Conley, an old student who is practiceing law up
in the extreme north western corner of the state, was in Lin
coln, November 22.
Well, at last we have got a sidewalk from the lab. to the
east door. 1 he mills of the gods grind slowly, but they get
there just the same.
The non-commissioned officers this year are required to
wear stripes. A new lot of swords has been procured by the
Professor B , in the second prep. Latin recitation,
"Does anyone know the age of Mr. F. H. Woods?" Miss
Fletcher "H is seventeen."
The museum in the Nebraska hall is well worth seeing.
It promises to be all that could be expected in a museum.
Cases and cabinets will soon be put in.
Professor Hicks visited the Aurora high school a short
time since with the purpose of placing it, if possible, on the
accredited list. His mission was successful.
The blessings of poverty are well exemplified in the case
of the non commissioned who has but one pair of trowsers and
can hence wear his nice, new stripes all the time.
We clip the following from the Occident of Berkeley Cal.:
"One more new student has been added to '92's already long
list, L. E. Benton of Nebraska, special agricultural."
The executive committee of regents had a session to con
sider ways and means. Not being among the initiated we are
unable to give any information concerning the meeting.
Now let all the students weep and wail, tear their hair
and gnash their teeth, as they consign to consecrated soil
let us hope our Thanksgiving holiday. Requiescnt in face.
Tom Hall "May I have the pleasure of your company,
Miss D ?" Miss D "0, give us a rest." The boys all
concur in thinking that an apology is due Tom from said lady.
A curious little plant of the order cucurbi tacete has been
sent down from Buffalo county. It is a species of wild in
digenous watermelon or pumpkin, and, as it has never before
been found in Nebraska, it is of considerable interest.
A new exchange meets our ee. It is the De JPauw Adz,
Vol. I, No. 3. We notice the name of G. M.Spurlock as
Secretary of the publishing association and assistant editor.
Some of the upper classmen will remember him as an old U.
Ernest Newton, a former student who is well known to
the University force, especially to John Green, and who is now
editing a paper, The New Eden, in eastern Colorado, visited
the University, November 24. John Green threw a monkey
wrench at him.
S. D. Killcn, of the class of '87, who has for the past two
years been studying law at An Arbor, Michigan, has returned
to Lincoln and was admitted to the bar November 21. Suc
cess to you Sam. He reports all right in Michigan and that
Luke Cheney is flourishing.
The meeting o! the Hayden art club in chapel Tuesd ay
evening, November 13, was attended by a few of the students.
The audience was quite large and the entertainment of great
interest. A poem was read by Mr. Cox of the Evening Call
and a paper on pottery and porcelain by Prof. Lloyd.
The Union muticale drew a jammed house. The pro
gram was a success. The back part of the hall was filled
with a mob of boorish "hoodlums" and irrepressible country
dudes whose room was evidently more desired than their
company. To say that the performers were vnnoyed is put
ting it mild.
Capillaccous has of late been developing an astonishing
ability for historical research and critical insight. This was
exhibited in a lecture to the chemistry class wherein he at
tempted at length to decide whether Paracels, the chemist,
died from the effects of a cracked skull, of a broken neck,
or of the jim-jams.
Students who have a good imaginstion and are well ac
quainted with Jarcd Smith will be pleased to know that
Jared had the exquisite pleasure of taking a couple of prep
girls home from a botanizing tour the other afternoon with
the big bay farm team and the old spring wagon. The girls
enjoyed the ride, but did Jarcd?
Clark "Well, I will declare! Smithers, how you have
picked up lately." Smithers "Yes, yes; things were bad
enough with me a little while back, but I happened to run
across the advertisement of B. F. Johnson & Co., of Rich
mond, Virginia, and they put me in aposition tomake money
right along. If you know of anybody else needing employ
ment, here is their name and address."
The Freshman program of the Union society was in its
way a success. It seemed a physical impossibility however
lor a freshie to express his thoughts in the language of Addi
son, Tope, and Dryden. Perhaps they consider these writers
old and musty, and think the English of the saloon and prize
ring preferable. The frcshics were nicely checkmated by
the sophs however.
If there is anything in this world from which we hourly
pray all the gods of Olympos to deliver us it is the profes
sional punster. In any conversation whatever, in any place
and on any topic he continually pops up his old weazeji,
grinning face like a jack in the box and perpetrates some
joke as miserable as himself. The power ol making puns is
not to be coveted for the punster is seldom a favorite.
The person who most vociferously cries "chestnuts"
forgets that there is a dozen of heavy chestnuts afloat and in
everyday speech and habits. Of these "chestnut" is itself
the worst. Next after that come slang expressions as "It
makes me tired," etc. All actions such as groaning at a joke
and firing brick bats at the perpetrator thereof are chest
nuts which for age are superior to the mummies of Egypt.
If John Green our own John could see himself as oth
ers sec him, he would occasionally hunt a hole to give him
self time to reflect whether or not he was always justified in
thinking that the earth was his. While we have the greatest
respect for John, we have sometimes doubted whether he
owned more than nine-tenths of the Univyrsity; at least we
have tried in our imagination to think of the state as own
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