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: We should like to sec organized, w?70, a foot-ball
team which would solemnly swear to play none but
regular games. Organize now or there is no hope of
an eleven ii the spring.
It is a little early to predict an unusually success
ful year for The Hesperian, but if advertising pays,
which of course it docs, it should be so. The city
papers gave us a lot of free advertising this summer
for which they will please accept our thanks.
The business men of Lincoln have responded
nobly to the appeals of our business managers. The
only proper thing to do in return is to make their
money return to them in patronage. If all friends of
the paper realized the importance of giving Hesper
ian advertisers their patronage, they would need no
second urging. Our friends down town should be
That strange uncertain thing called "class spirit"
seems hovering in the air to some extent, with a ten
dency to light on seniors and second prejw besides
its customary visit to the preparatory graduates.
Class organizations add much to the pleasure of col
lege life, and also much to the excitement and wrang
ling. We have nothing to say against the practice
if it does not lead to useless expense or to too many
black eyes. Sail in, everybody.
During this season the editorial columns of our
exchanges are filled with fatherly advice to the new
students, directing them as to daily duties, habits of
thought, and proper couise in life. We fear these
harangues offend more than they benefit. New stu
dents have definite ideas of their own abilities and do
not care to be told what to do. We shall assume for
the time being that all who enter the University are
capable of taking aire of themselves. If later we see
these callow youths and maidens wandering from the
beaten jiath we may expatiate on the matter.
It must not be forgotten that this year the Uni
versity of Nebraska must entertain the inter-Mate or
atorical association. It is none too soon to com
mence preparations. The local association must be
revived re-juvenatcd if possible and some active
work done. The inter-state contest will afford a rare
oppportiinily to become acquainted with other insti
tutions and their students. As Mich let us improve
it. Hut there are two parties to an acquaintance we
we muat see to it that a favorable impression of our
selves is rarried back into the various colleges whose
representatives will attend the conteM.
For the enlightenment of all the new students
and many of the old one, we will give the official
names of the various buildings which now adorn our
campus. The original building should be called
'University Hall." The "Chemical .Laboratory"
is self-explanatory. "Grant Memorial Hall" is the
proper appellation for the armory. The new science
building is "Nebraska Hall." The new, unfinished
building on the north, with the large smoke-stack is
officially designated as "the biler-housc" according
to Dr. John Green.. Confusion will be avoided if
these names, decided on by the faculty, aie used uni
versal I v.
Washinoton, D. C, Sept. 31,
This is called the city of magnificent distances,
rightly named. I walked fourteen miles yesterday,
not walk fourteen miles today. 1 was up to the
House today, hut as the weather has been rainy, the edifice
was no longer white. It is to be whitewashed soon. The
people of the United States detest deception, so they call
this building the Executive Mansion. The president has a
hard row enough to hoe without having two ablebodicd ne
groes once a week to whitewash his mansion. I went up
the monument today. It is very white, very tall and very
damp. I saw up there an old lady who was very anxious to
know whether the fall would kill a person. The man in
charge did not tell her to try it and sec, but handed her
a card containing printed answers to 463 questions, among
which was hers. The man was a very patient mail.
I arrived here Saturday from Baltimore. Baltimore has
surface drinagc and several fertilizer factories so eau de co
logne is quoted at Ho. The "stone pavements arc much
harder on the feet than the road to Washington. Did I tell
you how I got to Baltimore? Well I will.
I started from Boston. Now you may not believe this
but it is true. I started by water. The boat was advertised
to leave at 2 o'clock p. in. I arrived at the wharf at 1 :50 p.
111. The boat was still there. At 2:30 there were no signs
ol moving, nor at 3; 3:30 came and no start. At last at 4
the engineer got a "screw" on himself, that is he started the
screw propeller. The sail down Boston harbor is beautiful.
There arc ships and boats and buoys and rocks and lorts and
islands and water in abundance. Soon after starting we
reached the limitless. The sea was not very rough, but at
supper time there were two missing. They were not dead
nor sleeping. The next morning the water was as rough a
rough could be. Vt breakfast twenty were missing. The
twenty had given up, that i they had not thrown up their
hands," but their supper. After breakfast 1 strode up and
down the rear deck, and watched the twenty, one by one,
appear. They had evidently suffered some bereavement.
The look of agony was in their eyes, the sweat of death upon
their brow, the vain desire to be once more on terra firma
(i. e. land) was on their lips. With blanched cheeks they
gazed into the emerald depths of tossing waves, and ever and
anon as the vessel sank from a giddy height to a dizzy
depth some wretch would ejaculate "Yoric-yoric, I knew
him, Horatio. Yes Jonah had a hard time. Then to make
the twenty still more comfortable the oflicers would look to
windward and say, "If this wind keeps up it Ml be'rough be
foie night." Well the next day there were ten of the
twenty recovered enough to eat. The remaining ten did not
get over their acquaintance wilh Yoric till they got to Norfolk.
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