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vol. no i ro
Br. Boss Spoaks on a Section of the
President's Mossago Chinese
would Stop Progress
of the Country.
Dr. Ross addressod tbe students yes
tcrday'morning on tbe Chinese ques
tion, lie paid a tribute to President
Roosevelt as a sociologist of lilal) re
pute. ''No part of the president's
message," he sulci, "gave me moi-c
pleasure than that in whlh he con
oomns Cninese immigration." He
thon went on to consider some of the
points which the president had in
"There is a doctrie," said Dr.
Ross, 'which teaches that man lias a
tight to go wherever he pleases on
tliq face of tliis earth. There is also
another view, a scientific view,
based strictly on the laws or popula
tion, which holds no enmity toward
the Chinese, nor does it object to
their habits of living, and this teaches
that he should bo restricted in his
immigration"." He further declared
that no society can progress without
i restriction in its numoprs. In the
Coiled States there has been worked
out a higher scale of comtort than
has been known elsewhere on this
plunet. Literature and gencial cul
ture raise the standard of living
Population is restricted. Americans
in straitened clrcunitnncos icar few
In the Orient the struggle lor ex
istence has a different aspect, as the
increase in population is very gient.
With such competition in their own
country, the Chinese tend to press
lirto other countries, the Philip
pines, Hawaii, and other islands of
Australia shut them out and the
United States erected u barrier
against them in L88I.
The Chinese arc a very conservative
race. They refuse to accept the
American standards of civilization
which are soon assumed by the Euro
pean peasants who come here. They
say that theirs is the superior civili
zation. Speaking of the Chinese
viow of American life Dr. Ross said:
"If you could get a light nown deep
into tho Chinaman's soul, you would
lind that lie thinks you are barbar
The Chinese arc superior in many
ways to other Asiatics, they are the
one potentiate Asiatic race. "In view
of their great potential elllciency in
industry, the United States would
give them a great industrial oppor
tunity if her doors were thrown open.
lu consideration of the points men
their standard of living their ultra
conservatism, their cQlciencv in in
dustry Dr Rossjjjvcs the following
reasons why the Chinese should fce
kept out. The ' Immigration would
X . not rolieve conditions in (ulna be
cause of their enormous number.
The Araerioanswoula become mau
stllleq by a Hood of Chinese. The
tf wages of the American laborer would
be reduced and therefore the stand
ard or living be lowered. Tne Chin
ese would Increase more rapidly than
In China because of more favorablo
conditions. Americans would be dis
couraged by the prospects and rear
fewer children and -so the bulk of the
population would seoo- bo Chinese.
The struggle for existence would be
come bitter. Such a condition as the
LINCOLN, NEB., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1901.
drouth or the past summer
cause multitudes to starve.
There woult not be such a high
valuo set on human life for the
Chinaman says when some arc killed
"There are plonty more Chinamen."
Our present ideas of manhood would
have to be given up. Our apprecia
tion of personality would bo lessened
because of the Chinese belief In Bud
dhism which is a religion of depor
sonallty. In summing nu his remarks Dr.
Ross3ald: "This scientllic view of
tno question 3oesn'tsay whether tho
tnlnc is right or wrong but points
out the results of Chinese immigra
tion. II you don't believo these
things you arc justified in letting
the Chinese in. A restriction on
their Immigration Is not a race or sel
fishness. It Is not only a question of
right and wrong to Americans or
Chinese but It Is for the welfare or
the human race that we maintain
these standards whloh wo now havo.
The time will come when the orient
will be occldentalizcd. When the
people of the orient accept the hiKh
Ideals and standards cf the Occident
it will be possible to break down the
barriers and allow all tho human race
to mingle freely."
GIRLS' CANDY SALE.
The candy sale of the Y. W. C. A.
girls yesterday, netted them tho sum
of Sfi.tiO. The plan as followed out
this vear dltrers from that of last In
that only twontv-rivo girls aro asKod
at a time to contribute candy, fly
this means it is expected to allow
ror more such sales during the year.
CAPTAIN SMOKE ACCEPTS.
A letter received from Captain
Smoke states that ho will accept the
appolntment'as commandant and will
take up the work of the oflloo at tho
beginning or the second semester.
Forecast for Lincoln and vicinity:
Tuesday fair, slight change in tem
perature. Weather reoort for 24 his. ending
7 pm Monday.
Highest tempeiature 49 degrees,
occurring at 2:'M pm.
Lowest temperature, 2." degrees,
occurlng at 1:30 am.
Moan temperature, :J7 degrees,
which is 4 deerees above the normal.
CEO. A LOV ELAND,
The Dellan Literary Societv held
a special meeting" Saturday evening
to choose olllcers ror the second term.
The regular Friday meeting was ad
journed on account or the Nordica
The following oflicers were elected
for the second term: President, Miss
Mabel Wilson: Vice President, F. F.
Goolp; Secretary, Miss May Edholm;
Treasuror, Miss Bessie Jeter; Slate
Bearer. C. E. Teach; Seagcint at
Arms, II. M. Garrett.
The geological department have
just received a set of excellent cave
views from Ben Harris, who Is the
most successful photographer In
America. This sot comprises about
200 lantern slides representing every
phase df cave structures as found in
the United States.
Football Oaptain and Manager Soon
to bo Ohoson -Somo of tho
The election of captain of tho foot
ball team for next year will tako
placo soon. Printed lists bearing tho
names of those eligible havo been
prepared and will bo distributed
among tho men. While the ultimate
cholco Is still very much in doubt
there Is a strong feeling pcvalent
that Captain Wostovor has shown
hlmseir too be tho man ror the placo
and that he should be rewarded by a
reelection. The only serious objec
tion offered against this course Is that
a reelection would break a precedent.
Captain Wcstover, It Is understood,
will accept on condition that tho
choice Is unanimous.
Tho election of football manager to
be held at the nicotine of tho athlet
ic board next Monday is also the sub
ject of considerable discussion. The
candidacy of C. E. Teach and C. E.
Bollard nave been formally announced
ror the position. Rumor has it that
Charles Englc and II. C. Swa! low
also havo ambitions in that direction
although they have not been formal
ly annouced as candidates
Whether the manager will be a Stu
dent or a uiaduatc will not be settled
until the meeting or the board.
Gossip, as reported throught a Chi
cago paper has it that Michigan has
refused to schedule with Iowa for the
Thanksgiving game next year. The
probabilities are that the lormer will
make contract with Minnesota for
that date and that Iowa will try to
schedule with Illinois as she wishes
to play somo member of the big niue.
Wisconsin will play Chicago on
Thanksgiving under their three year
Professor Chatburn Is designing an
apparatus for testing tho seepage of
water through cement and concrete.
A giant slioerule has been built In
tho shops. It Is exactly similar to
tho ordinary 10 inch pocnet Instru
ment, but Is aoout 0 feet long. The
graduations are thus made largo en
ough to permit of tho "stick-' bolng
used for purposes or demonstration
in the class room. It will receive Its
initiation at the next meeting or the
Professor Morse left for Omaha this
toornlng to act as expert witness In a
AJauiuuu bult biuught ugulustrrnrclcc
trie comoany for alleged carelessness
with respect to its "live" wires
which resulted in the electrocution
of an employee.
F. L. Ilunt, private secretary to
Professor Morse, has written to a
great many engineering construction
compaules for catalogues and descrip
tions of their various manufactures
and as a result tho department head
quarters are being iounaated with
Maurice Hyde, '08, has been in tho
city for tho last few days vlBlfclng his
parents and his Beta Teta Phi broth
ers. Mr. Hyde has returned from an
oxtqnded trip through Colorado and
New Mexico. He will soon go on the
road for the Lincoln Paint and Color
Tho following is clipped fiom
"Tho Tech," a weekly publication of
tho Massachusetts Institute or Tech
nology: A meeting ror the purpose
or forming a Mechanical Englnoorlng
Society was hold on Tuesday Novem
ber 2(5, wo l. Mr. Weeks '02 was
chosen to preside. It will be remem
bered that Paul Woeks graduated
from; the scientific course In tho
University in 10(H).
A BIT OF EMERSONIAN A.
A modest little book of less than
an hundred pages bearing on Its title
page the slnglo word "Nature" and
tho Imprint "Boston l&M" was dis
covered In tho library this week
among somo books recently donated
to the University.
In spite or tho anonymous title-page
the book was recognized as a copy or
the original edition of the ilrst buok.
published by Ralph Waldo Emerson,
modestly put forth with many misgiv
ings lu an edition or only fO0 copies
which were not all sold ror twelvo
EmerRon writes to his brother In
Juno 18:i(l "my little book is nearly
dono" and again In tho following
August "Tho Book or Nature sill lies
on the table. Thoro is always ono
crack in It, not easy to be soldered or
weloed but lr this week I should be
left aionc I may Mulsh It. '
It was finished and published in
the next month but did not attract
many readers, and although it was at
once rightly attributed to Emerson
was violently attacked by a few of the
representatives or orthodox opinions.
Such literary treasures are what
give dignity to a library and on
chance Itn valuo and Interest to
The board of regents will meet in
regular session this afternoon at four
o'clock. The meeting will probably
"continue In session over tomorow.
The following appointments wore
made last week as corporals in tbe
Pershing Rifles: Clltl Crooks. E.
Famsworth, E. R. Walton, T. Hew
itt and Robert Hill. Buglars up
pointed for the company wore Spefser
and Boose. A complete muster roll
of the company has been finished and
tho company will in a short Tin e be
inspected and mustered in by the
Commandant of Cadets.
Professor Paul Grumman was the
speaker at a parlor lecturo given by
Mrs, Albert T. Peters and Mrs. J.. F.
StovonB recently Mr. Grumman Is a
pleasant speaker and gave an inter
esting account of Gehart llaupt
mahn, one of tho loading wi iters in
the modern sohool of Gorman auth
ors. Black, red and white, tho colors
of the German flag were used In dec
The Kuppa Slgmas held a smoker
at their chapter house 1U01 H street,
Saturday ovonlug in honor of the
Several girls who havo desired to
on tor tho gymnasium classes in order
to play basket ball, havo been re
fused the privilege on accoujjt of the
over orowded condition of the olasses.
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