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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1889)
THE HESPER A N.
Bowman recently spent an enjoyable afternoon examining
lhe treasures in Miller's picture gallery. His description of'
the same arc quite unipuc.
It seems too bad for a student to attempt petit larccnyi
but it looks like that is what Steve was doing with the wrong
hat, when he came out of Brown's.
On account of the shortness of the spiing vacation, a large
number of students did not go home, but remained to watch
the progress of the appropriation bill.
On recount of a slight illness just prcceeding the close of
last term, and which interfered considerably with his work,
Tinker has decided not to graduate this year.
The students who attended the public session of the
Orphelian society Friday night, March 22, at the Wcslcyan,
had the pleasure of listening to a really excellent program.
Fifer, our editor-in chid, spent his recess out on the B.
& M. He ran in over Sunday, and took a review or two
Monday morning and was off again for the rest of the week.
The seniors of '84 all entered into a solemn compact to
get married within a year. We mention this for the perusal
of the class 01 '89, who seem to be in a quandary about what
Those students who stole club cat N0.2, no, we mean
club No. 2 cat, arc warned that detectives are" upon their
track, and if they wish to avoid publicity they had better
return the cat.
There is a prep who calls paying his laundry bill, Ren
dering the necessary pecuniary emolument for my proximity
to divine similitude." He has evidently heard that cleanli
ness is next to godliness.
It has leaked out that John Green and Newcomer have
been quietly training, and will fight to a finish in the base
ment of Grant Memorial hall, April 1st. Odds arc five to
three in favor of old John.
A number of the yaps" spent the recess in town, and
employed a part of their time recuperating their wind power
in anticipation of April 12. The same remark is also appli
cable to a part of the cadet band.
Editor-in-chief. Say, Mac did you read about that col
lege editor being tarred and feathered down in Texas last
week? Mac. No, what was that for? Editor-in-chief. -He
was a local rustler and didn't get in any copy.
Sitting in one corner ol his room a few days after the
appearance of Prodromous Esscntialium etc., he cleared
his throat, glanced over towards his desk in another part of
the room, blushed furiously and finally spat upon the floor.
It is practically an assured fact tha't one of the attractions
of commencement weeTt will be class day on which occasion
something rich may be expected. By the way, we understand
that the senior invitations will be something novel in these
The cadet band is fast becoming the wealthiest organiza
tion in the University. Besides playing regularly at the
skating rink, they are in their harvest the city elections.
They have several engagements with aspiring politicians this
The question of having printed catalogues of the library
has been mentioned regularly by Till-: Hesperian at least
once a year for the last ten years. We think, as our prede
cessors have thought, that it would be a great convenien e
and help if this could be accomplished in some way. At
least there ought to be some way in which a student could
find.out what theic is in tne library. If this were done the
use of the library by the students would be doubled in a
Our friend, we will not mention his name, who rooms
with Farmer, after desperate efforts which lasted through
several days, suceeded in securing a pass and started for
home the middle of the week to spend the recess, what was
left of it.
Students seem to take naturally to politics. No election
passes without several of the boys holding down positions on
the election board. We notice that Manlcy and Tinker will
officiate as clerks of election in the fifth and sixth wards
In the appropriation bill there is an item oi ten dollars
for a speaking tube from the chancellor's office to The Hes
perian office. It will save the chancellor many steps,
although we doubt tl it will as efficient an order preserver as
might be desired.
That joint program scheme received a black eye from the
Balladians. Consequently, the probabilities are that we
shall have four society programs during commencement week.
Another probability is that they will be held in the chapel,
instead of the opera house, as heretofore.
When school begins the boys will find the streets
adjacent to the campus, which arc being graded for paving,
thick with hoboos. We advise all not to ask them foolish
questions, as ye local is acquainted with the breed and knows
that it is no respecter of polished shoes, and would just as
soon knock a man down or skin him at poker as not.
The Hesperian tenders to Mr. Walter B. Graham its
most sincere apologies for the omission of his doings from its
last issue. Owing to an oversight of the gentlemanly typos
the account of his flirtation for March was left out of the edi
torial columns. This is stated in justice to Mr. Graham, in
order that the reading public may not think he has fallen in
the good graces of the editorial force of this paper.
O. B. Polk made a short visit to Lincoln last week and
showed himself at The Hesperian. He and Grossc are
thinking of hanging out their shingle at Plattsmouth. We
predict for the young law firm a successful career. Kleinc's
forte will be pleading. We have heard htm deliver a temp
erance lecture astride of a rail, and make his audience cry.
He can tell a dog story and make a dog laugh. We know of
no jury that could withstand his eloquence. Grossc will be
better at distinguishing obscure legal points and fine differ
ences ofight and wrong. Before leaving for Plattsmouth
Kleine was admitted to the supreme court bar.
Mr. W. W. Robertson, who has for several weeks been
a member of the city stuff of the Journal, leaves this evening
for Sidney, Cheyenne county, to take the position of editor
of the Sidney 7 ' elegrafth. This is one of the very best country
papers in the state of Nebraska, and a place at its head is one
of considerable profit and influence. Mr. Robertson has been
admirably trained for the new place, in the University, in the
Journal news room, and on the rcportorial staff of this paper.
Mr. Chas. Callahan, the proprietor of the paper, will gtve
his entire time to managing its business affairs and his large
job office, The two will make a team unsurpassed in the
western part of the state. State Journal March 26th.
All of Mr. Robertson's former friends and associates will
be glad to learn of his dtbut. Mr. Robertson is a prolific and
facile writter, and his knowledge of men and time makes him
peculiarly fitted for the position he is to fill. Those who are
acquainted with Mr. Robertson's sarcastic and caustic style
of writing will join with us in warning rival country editors
to beware of the buzz-saw." The best wsshes of The
Hesperian 50 yjtl Mr. Robeson in his new fiekl of Jabor,
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