Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (March 1, 1890)
Great iihc Sitartiniore Puvnix for a paper weight.
Some people hnvc predicted thnt after the grip would
come small-pox or cholera. The Muhlenberg has started the
new procession with the former. The paper looks quite well
It is, wc suppose, perfectly legitimate for the Ottawa
Owl) Niagara Index and the Sewlastie to bestow compli
ments back and forth among themselves. Not would wo for
a moment infer that mutual sympathies prompt the compli
ments. Yet, after all they arc liable to seem rather slim to
mere secular mortals.
There is hardly one of our exchanges that has not some
thing to say about a gymnasium. Some want one, some have
prospects of one, some arc urging the faculty to complete one
in process of erection, while some arc jubilant over the reali
zation of their hopes. Meanwhile, Tub Hesperian says but
although it is thinking'much.
The Washburn Reporter contains a first-class essay dealing
with Looking Backward." Wc take one paragraph that is
especially full of good sense. "Bellamy ascribes to the dc-
degraded condition ol the masses the crimes of to-day, while
our observation tells us that to tnc crimes of to-day we can
safely ascribe the degraded condition of the people. For
example, arc misery, want, broken-hearted wives and moth
ers the cause or the result of drunkenness? So, wc might
continue through the whole catalogue of crime, conclusively
showing the danger to sound argument of pulling the cause
for its effect, and vice versa.'
The Volante in its leading editorial has one sentence that
is too good to pass. It says, "It is with considerable fore
thought and after careful .deliberation that the Volante greets
the new president with a hearty welcome." After such a
welcome the new president ought to feel his heart thump with
joy inexpressible. Such a welcome is extended but once in a
life-time and ought to be appreciated when it is given. Wc
congratulate President Grose on the hearty welcome given
him with considerable lorethought (and less afterthought),
and after careful deliberation.
The new exchange vditor of the Argus has this to say in
the course of his introductory remarks:
'Wc shall strive to treat our exchanges with all due con
sideration and courtesy."
Farther on he courteously implies that the editor of The
Hesperian is very vocant. One paragraph runs as follows:
"The editor of The Hesperian has declared himself very
strongly against secret societies, (College fraternities, remem
ber. Ed.) and, in fact, devotes quite a considerable space to
vacant invectives against them. On his first page is started
a full column editorial which is made up of a few empty as
sertions and wordy predictions of their speedy extinction"
The gentlemanly editor has evidently exchanged his
strivings toward courtesy for something considerably
different. He has forgotlcn or else never knew that it
is not only not courteous but an exceedingly poor reply to
the arguments of an opponent to call them empty and vacant.
It looks like an outcropping of fraternity training in debate.
If those arguments are no good, why make a reply to them,
or, if as the Argus man virtually admits, they are real argu
ments, why not reply strictly to them instead of presenting
counter-arguments and lugging in a mass of prejudiced testi
monials with "lions." and "Presidents" attached to bolster
them up? Why not bring in some unprejudiced testimony,
some unbiased by a Greek oath, some that would stand be
fore an impartial jury, some for instance like that given by
the board of visitors to the Wisconsin state university?
Wouldn't such testimony have more weight? Can the testi
mony of former Greek letter men out-wcigh the fact that
some of our leading colleges have taken a position hostile
to fraternities? But then the new exchange editor of the Ar
gus must do his duty, for was that not what he was elected
for? The man of the January Argus forgot and opened his
mouth. It was a fatal mistake. But it will not occur again,
for a discreet man has his place. He has made one slip,
though, after which it might be well for him to look. He
grants that fraternities arc a standing disturbance in college
politics, but thinks that their superior scholarship offsets that
and other, perhaps all other, bad qualities. This is, indeed,
a new way ol saying that a bad man is the smartest man.
But possibly this brilliant editor can tell why these superior
gentlemen would, if they dropped their bad qualities, be any
the less smart on that account. Possibly, too, he may be
able to tell just how many "diffident and sluggish students"
arc taken in by fraternities. Perhaps southern fraternities
may do so, but up here it is dillercnt unless by such arc
meant those that have good clothes and few brains. But per-
I i:r- !.. .i. i.!. i o .1. ; aicc . r. i-r- -i
I1U1J5 iiic 111
from life in the
Call on Edddd. Ccrf & Coooo.
Skinner lets good rigs at low prices.
Hats and caps at Ed. Cert & Co's.
Cadet suits, gloves and caps at Ewing's.
Call on Ewing for cadet gloves and caps.
Clothing for everybody at Ed. Cerf & Co's.
Go to EdrCerf & Co. for furnishing goods.
The latest styles in hats at Ed. Ccrf & Co's.
Special prices to students at T. Ewing & Co's.
Skinner keeps gentle and stylish horses. Students pat
Get your shirts and underwear at the Captal City Shirt
Factory. 939 O street.
Ten per cent off to all students, at J. Z. Briscoe's boot and
shoe store 1329 O Street.
L. G. Chcvront, 1221 O street, oysters and lunch, can
dies, cigars, tobacco, etc. Give him a call.
If you can't "keep your shirt on," then go to the Capital
City Shirt Factory and purchase one at a very low price that
will stay ON. 939 O street.
For instruction in book-keeping, penmanship, short-hand.
type wilting or telegraphy, the Lincoln Business College is
the best place to go. Over 600 students last year.
Prof. Loiscttc's Memory System is creating greater inter
est than ever in all parts of the country, and all persons wish
ing to improve their memory should send for Ins prospectus
free as abvertised in another column.
For science and skill, in adjusting and grinding
glasses to all optical complications of the eyesight,
there are but few persons in the United States the
equal of Professor Strassman. His mathematical
calculations in optics have never been surpassed;
and you may be assured that you will always obtain
from him just the kind of spectacles and eyeglasses
that you need. These spectacles and eyeglasses are
made to harmonize with the laws of optics. He has
the largest number of selections and varieties to be
found this side of New York or Philadelphia. No
intelligent student should overstrain his eyes without
the assistance of these strengthening auxiliaries.
Offiice at Elite Studio,
226 South Eleventh st, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Powered by Open ONI