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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1888)
In spite of dire prophecies of disgrace; in spite o! deep
drawn sighs, and rumbling groans from pusilanimous alumni,
the University has gone into the State Oratorical Associa
ti6n with flying banners banners of sufficient size to wrap
victory round about and forcibly retain her. The following
officers have been elected: President, O. V. Fifer; vice-president,
G. V. Gcrwig; secretary and treasurer, T. S. Allen.
One of the second prep, girls, who seems afflicted with an
overflowing amount of brain power, when she had been sur
passed a few marks, wished a double lesson. In her enthu
siasm she seemed to forget that many students arc less bright
than she, and that other things arc of more importance than
Latin. High marks are not evidence of ability. Remem
ber this or perhaps some day you will receive a '"heavy blow
and great discouragement."
Baron de Stoughton,
The lord of the farm,
Though in title imposing.
Can do little harm.
Though his brain be capacions,
His limbs arc not spacious.
His muscle need cause no alarm.
Has also a title of nobilitee.
Call on Edddd. Cerf & Cooo.
Bargains at Chicago shoe store.
Go to Ewing's for fall overcoats.
Hats and caps at Ed. Cerf & Co's.
Cadet suits, gloves and caps at Ewing's.
Manley has the cream of the candy trade.
Go to Ed. Cerl & Co. for furnishing goods.
Clothing for every body at Ed. Cerf & Co's.
The latest styles in hats at Ed. Cerf & Co's.
Special prices to students at T. Ewing & Co's,
Wenster & Briscoe, boots and shoes, 1023 O St.
Ten percent off to students at W, V. Webster's.
Students will receive best of attention at Manley's.
Get your shirts made at Capital City Shirt Factory.
Go to Mrs. W. E. Gosper's, 1114 O St., orMillinery.
FOUR BOOKS LEARNED IN ONE READING.
A year's work done in ten days. From the Chaplin of
Exeter College, aud Houghton Syriac Prizeman, Oxford.
Coll. Exon., September, 1888.
Dear Sir: In April, 1885, while thinking of taking orders
in September, I suddenly received notice that my ordination
examination would take place in a fortnight. I had only ten
(io) days in which to prepare for the exam. I should recom
mend a year's preparation in the case of one bo utterly
unprepared as I Avas; but your system had so strengthened
my natnral memory, that I was able to remember and give
the gist of any book after reading it once. I therefore read
Lightfoot, Proctor, Harold Browne, Mosheim, &a, &c,
and was successful in every one of the nine papers. The
present Bishop of Edinburgh knows the facts. Faithfully
yours, Rev. James Middleton Macdonald, M. A.
To Prof. A. Loisette,237 Fifth Ave., New York.
The Academian for November tries its hand at fiction.
Everybody should read the "Captain's Romance." The
fact that it did not "turn out right," only proves it is true to
The Haverfordian for November has a very interesting
article, "Notes on the Student Life in a "Medical College."
Since we have nothing of the kind in our our institution
such articles arc doubly welcome and entertaining.
Brown University has raised $So,ooo for a new gym
nasium. Cincinnati University is without a turning pole.
Cin. Univ. Reviaa.
Let us extend sympathy to our brethren in misery at,
Cincinnati. We arc with you.
From the Critic, published at New Haven, comes a
complaint that The Hesperian is a waste of paper and ink.
We have heard that before. Keep it up. Wc wouldn't
have the Critic break the fault finding monotonony of its
exchange colnmn by a complimentary notice, no, not if we
never heard a pleasant vord.
The Hamilton Review for October contains an article on
the American novel that must meet the approval of every
lover of what is good and pure and true in literature. The
writer shows the result of the trashy, vile, immoral,
degraded novel of to day. Man is robbed of his manhood,
woman of her feminine sweetness and purity.
In view of the fact that there is an utter lack fc anything'
worth calling athletic in this college, it is refreshing to turn
to such papers as the Szuarthwote PAtcnix and to read their
athletic columns. Football seems to be the favorite game,
and the Phanix loi November devotes half a dozen columns
to accounts of the games between Swarthmore and neighbor
ing colleges. May the time soon come when it will be
possible for something of the kind to be done here.
Not all colleges are blessed with the freedom we of the
University of Nebraska enjoy, as may be seen by the locals '
of our numerous exchanges. The College Student lor
November contains a well written article on "Compulsory
-Attendance at Chapel. The Avriler. argues against compul
sion on the ground that it is against the freedom of religion,
contrary to man's idea of his relation to his God, and detri
mental to a healty growth of personal responsibility. The
University of Nebraska is fortunate in having a faculty
broad minded enough to think that students have somc,sense1
of their responsibilities and that they are alive to their duties
as students and as men.
A good many of our exchanges arc late in coming.
Those that have thus far put in an appearance are up to their
usual standard of literary excellence. We notice a great
amount of. discussion as to oratorical work going on among
the pape-sv Nearly every other paper that comes to The
IlEbi'EJUAN office contains one or more prize" essays or
orations, together with an account of some contest. This Is
as it should be. The training we get in an oratorical way is
by no means the least valuable part of our education. The
University has gone into something of the kind herself, in
entering the State Oratorical association. Keep up your
reports of contests, fellow collegians, and let us liave the
benefit of your experience and advice.
$25.00 to $75.00 a mouth can be made working for us.
Agents preferred who can furnish a horse and give tlieir
whole time to the business. Spare moments may be profit
ably employed also. A few vacancies in towns and cities.
B. F. Johnsok & Co., 109 Main St, Richmond, Va.
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