Vol. I. No. 1
THE UNIVERSITY OF .NEBRASKA, JUNE 13, 1901,
Chancellor Andrews took as his
text Kings 9 13 HIh theme was the
life of Elijah Elijah lived In sur-
rightly use those essontials which all
men hovo In common, and which arc
therefore the ground of fellowship?
, Order of Exercises for Today-The Summer I foundings that were purely physical , Rev. R. L Marsh, '84, Speaks on "The Ground And what is this but educating mon;
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School-College of Law Address-Class
Day Collegia tc Aluminae.
The commencement program will
bi held this morning in the Auditor
ium at 10 o'clock. The commencement
piocession will form at the Library
gate and will proceed lo the Audi
toriuna in tho following order:
1. University" Band.
lSr$rIleg6ntfif, Chancellor, and guests ot
-vt-X- tho UniyerBKy.
-3. Administration officers and mem
bers of the faculties. (The above
iorm at the main entrance, Univer
4. Alumni and former students (form
at Soldiers' Memorial Hall en
5 Candidates for degrees dorm at
G. Students and friondB
The commencement oration will be
delivered by Hon. Brooks Adams of
Qulncy, Mass. His subject will be
"The Philosophy or Constitutional
rnose wno win receive tne mgner
degrees will be as follows
Doctor of Philosophy:
Wilbur Clinton Knight
Master of Arts.
John Van Zandt Cortelyou. German
Nellie Leota Dean, Latin.
Robert Dale Elliott, Greek
Jennie Leonoio. Fox, EukHhIi Littei
ature. Geo. Grant Hedgecock, Botany:
Phoebe May Hopper, English Lit
erature. Ira Jasper Hunt, Engl'sh Literature.
-JolTnL"ontB Kind, German.
Fred Kuhlmann, Philosophy.
Robert Cheek Lansing, English.
Eugenia Mackin, Greek.
Maria Catherine Mahy, English.
Andrew Jackson Mercer, American
Cornelius Rlchert, Semetic Lan
guages. John Lewis Sheldon, Botany.
Cora Francis Smith, Botany.
Claudius McClave Story, Greek.
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher, Chem
istry. John James Thornber, Botany.
Myrtle Isabella Wheeler, English
Force and brute strength were tho
characteristics of the people among '
whom ho livod. His soul yearned for
higher things, for the spiritual. He .
was out of harmony with IiIh environ
ment, therefore h became a recluse
Tho chancellor advised the mnmbets
Of the class to go out and mingle with
the world, and not to withdraw from
it because there aiu objectionable
features in it.
COLLEGE OF LAW ADDRESS.
The annual address before the Col
lege of Law was delivered Monday
evening at the Oliver by Gov Chas
S. Thomas of Colorado HIh subjee
of Fellowship'-Alumnl Banquet-Phi Beta
Kappa Initiation Ivy Day.
The annual alumni uddresn was In
stituted that those university alumni
who had achieved success in their
callings may be secured to speak to
their lellow graduates. The address
lor this year was given in University
Soldiers' Memorial Hall last night.
There was not as largo an. audience
present as might have been desired,
but those who did attend 'were given
a rare treat. The exercises opened
with two organ selections by Director
Kimball. This" "is the first time tho
alumni havo had tho opportunity of
hearing their organ in its new quar
but adjusting them to their spiritual
After the nddroHH tho alumni passed
Into the armory and seated thomsolvon
at the banqueting tables.
was "The Modern Lawyer." Governor J ters.
Thomas is one of the most successful
lawyers in the west. His address was
both witty and logical and he held the
close attention of his audience
throughout. He traced the differences
between the lawyer of the past and
of today. The profession is being af
fected by the spirit of combination
and concentration. New conditions
have made the modern lawyer more
practical perhaps nt the expense of hbi
professional side. Honesty, Integrity
and self-reliance are the requisites for
a good lawyer Expansion ha brought
new questions to be decided by th J
Judiciary. Whether the republic as
founded by our fathers will remain
unchanged depends largely on th? law
yer of tomorrow.
The program for this afternoon Is
1:30 p. m. Third annual session and
luncheon of the university council,
Soldiers' Memorial Hall.'
8 to 9:30 p. m. Tho chancellor's re
ception to- the faculty, alumni, and
friends of the university, Art rooma,
9 p. m. Alumni reunion and banquet
of the College of Law, the Llndell
THE BACCALAUREATE SERMON.
The .baccalaureate sermon was de
livered Sunday evening at the univer
sity auditorium by Chancellor ApH
drews. The room was very tastefully
decorated with the university colors.
Tho members of the graduating class
marched luIna body.
K. musical program preceded the
CLASS DAY EXERCISES.
Tuesday was class day. In the
morning the class play was presented
at the Oliver. It was called "A
House-Boat Party on the Styx." The
entire play was excellently rendered.
The plot was laid, as the name in
dicates, in the lower regions. The
peculiarities and Individualities of the
different members of the faculty were
shown as they applied for admission
to the immortals. Among those, who
were especially good were Miss An
drews as the registrar, T. J. Hewitt
as the chancellor, Bruce Benedict as
Prof. Taylor, and T. O Rlnkjir as Prof
The committee who wrote and ar
ranged the play were; Miss Edith Ab
bott, chairman; MIbs Lena Anthony,
Miss Rosalind Hess, Mr. J. S. Swen
son, Mr. L. H. McKllfip, Miss Edith
Tho principal characters wore taken
as follows: Pluto. E. M. Swain; Char-
iira Sleetht Shakespeare, A. 0.
Elliott; Mirabeau, E. B. Brooks;
Queen Elizabeth, Catherine McLaugh
lin; Cleopatra, Amy RoblnBon; Lady
Macbeth, Louise Van .Camp.
The characters of professors, stu
dents and other members of the uni
versity . of Nebraska were rep
resented by Grace Andrews,
Callie Gregory, Ida Taylor,
Margaret Hall, Bruce Benedict, W. P.
Snyder, W. C. Green, L. J. Marsh, H.
H. Roberts. Adolnh Pthnnn f!lvrt Mac-
Masters, N. M, Morris, E. E. Brackei
Boi. Kainey, t. O. Rinker. T.J.
Hewitt W. J. Hunting, S. HThomp
son, C. W. Bunker, A. C, Lee.
Miss Grace Cook, 00, will teach In
the Rapid City, S D high school next
The speaker of the evening, Rever
end R. L. Marsh of Burlington, Iowu,
and a graduate in the class of '84, was
then introduced by Frank H. Woodrf,
the president of the Alumni Associa
tion. Mr. Marsh took for his subject "Tho
Ground of Fellowship "
He compared the experiences of the
country boy who travels for the flr.st
time and sees the world as it is, to
the human race as it has come to the
realization of its place in the universe
In other words, how the human race
has for the first time come to feel in
a scientific sense "at home."
The world has three great teachers
u-ience religion, and practical ex
perience. Practical experience las
boon teaching tho same truths that re
ligion and science have been teach
ing. Science has enlarged our world
for us. It has at the same time em
phasized the importance of the Indi
vidual. Science has taught tho utility
of all things. Religion taught thobo
same truths long before they were de
duced and shaped by tho mind of tho
Religion is now at least learning to
discern between essentials and non
essentials. It Is coming to a realiza
tion that It must go hand In hand with
science and not stand as Its enemy.
Science makes literalism In religion
impossible. It shows. the poetry of religion.
"Creation by calendar days, a gen
eration of millenarlans, a sun stopped
in mid-heavens, tho beginning of lan
guage" in a spectacular confusion of
tongues these lose the character or
historical narratives, cease to be tho
occasion of bitter controversy and be
come the common possession of 'all
students of llterature,and eacbTstory
in its degree, sources of religious In
spiration." "Science, religion, and practical ex
perience unite in proclaiming that no
man lives to himself. Every human
being has some relation to every oth
er human being.
"The ground of fellowship Is that
which all men have In common."
"We have our animal life in com
mon. We came into this world by the
game door; we travel through It over
-tho same road, and we are moving to
ward a common goal. The desire for
r justice Is also fundamental in human
nature and common to all men.
"To what better use can universi
ties be devoted than the effort to fix
jthe thoughts of men upon and teach
em to appreciate, appropriate, and
The twenty-fifth annual banquet of
the University Alumni Association
was held laBt night immediately after
the alumni address. In Grant Memorial
Hall The room was tastefully decor
ated with bunting In Hcarlet and
cream Covers were laid for one hun
dred and eighty
Mr. Fred G Ilawxby acted as toast
master, and called for responses to the
k iwuw wiiik luuHit) i uu ivivuih, mru.
Elinor Williams Sisson. 91. "Bould
ers," Judge C. M Skiles. '92; "Picnic,"
Miss Elizabeth C. Fiold, '93; " "
Frank G. Fisher, '91; "Old Century
Ideals," Miss Katherlno Mollck, '95;
"The Benevolent AsBlmllator." Nod C.
Abbott, '!)C; "Tho Trials of a Profes
sional," Geo. E. Kindler, "98; "Peculiar
Prevailing Proclivities," Ralph C.
Roper, '00, "Tho First Fruits of tho
Century," Miss Edith Abbott, '01.
PHI BETA KAPPA INITIATION.
The Initiation of tho recently elect
ed members of Phi Beta Kappa oo
curred ywtoxday In GrffMifiifiHISSeS
Hall At; iorolock ChatogrlfAn rf C jl
Nationalism and Homo Tlulo int3SW&rt J
Fourth Century "B. 0." The cohdP"
tions in Gieece at that time were out
lined in pleasing and logical manner.
After tho Initiation, which followed
tho oration, tho banquet table- was
spread. Professor Fosalor was toast
master and- Introduced various mem
bers of the fraternity, who responded
brfeW. The following are tho "Initi
ates: Emma Noldhardt, Nettle Smith,
EdlthHigglns, J. S. Swonson, H. T,
Johnson, C. H. Compton, Ruth Ham
ilton, Florence Hallowoll, Bessie But
ler, Louise Van Camp, and Edli.
IVY DAY EXERCI8E8.
Ivy day Is an innovation in the Uni
versity of Nebraska. At 4 p. m. Tuos
day the seniors formed in double col
umn and marched to the library
binding, whore tho exercise's W6"re
held. Class President Swcmson had
chargecrt tho program. After a song,
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spTrll, the lack of which herels duo,
largely to the newness of the institu
tion. The Ivy bratlon was delivered by
N. M. Graham. He skid in part: As
Uds vine clings to tho building, so
may we cling with fidelity and loyaltjr
to our alma mater, and as our oppor
tunities to befriend it Increase with
the growth, of out Influence, may wo--protect
and care for its interests. As
the rich green foliage shall embellish
this wall, so may we be a credit to thia
university, whose children we are. A&
we shall in the future take pride ifr
what we have done here today, y
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