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Neb. State Historical Soc
SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION- EIGHT PAGES
VOLUME XX VIII
PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 127, 1909
HUSKER FOR 1909
One of the Best Ever Issued
William A. Robertson of This
As stated on its title page the
Cornhusker is "published annually
by the upper classes of the Univer
sity of Nebraska, volume three be
ing a partial record of the happen
ings during the college year 1908
90D." To make this record there are
432 pages of bright, snappy matter,
including photographs, drawings and
Two hundred pages of the book
are devoted to a history of each of
the classes with individual para
graphs and photographs for each of
the upper classmen. This matter Is
arranged by colleges, each depart
ment of the university having Its
graduates and juniors grouped to
gether. Athletics claim forty-nine
pages and the millitary events are
given fifteen pages. Sixty pages are
given over to the fraternities and
sororities, fifty pages are taken up
by other societies, and the rest of the
book Is devoted to literary composi
tion, roasts and Jokes.
The 1909 Cornhusker Is more than
a catalogue of the university. It
gives a resume of the school as
would a catalogue, but it goes further
than that in embodying something of
the Nebraska spirit In book form,
bo that the university student and
alumnus feels the Influence of the
school about him as he looks at the
publication of its upper classes
There has been an attempt every
where on the part of the editors to
gain for thet; book this "Nebraska
spirit." It Is manifested on the de
'ftlc&tlon page In the words with which
the work Is dedicated to Dr. George
Evert Condra, professor of geology,
who has been conspicious among the
faculty as a champion of school
loyalty. It is manifest In the verse
of the university song, composed by
ex-Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews,
and It shows elsewhere in the book
wherever there has been a chance
to bring the "Nebraska spirit" to the
The Cornhusker staff 13 itself
composed of students who are gen
erally recognized as having the spirit
which they have striven to give their
book. W. A. Robertson, law 1909,
Is editor-in-chief of the publication.
He Is a member of the law fraternity
Phi Delta Fhl, and of the Masonic
college organization known as Ac
acia. He has been president of
the university republican club and
a member of the junior prom, com
mittee. His home Is at Plattsmouth.
O. Bentley, business manager of the
book.is a junior engineer. He Is a
member of Phi Kappa Psl and of
the engineering society. He has
been manager of several class athle
tic teams. He Is a graduate of Lin
coln high school.
As managing editor the Cornhusk
er has E. W. Hills, 1909. R. S.
Moseley, 1910. C. P. Peterson, law
1909, and L. B. Studevant, medical
1909. Associate editors are named
as follows: Helen Gray. 1909, Ger
trude Nellson, 1909, Bessie Hol
comb, 1909, O. W. Peters, 1909.
Ethel Perkins, 1910, Florence Rid
del, 1910, Bessie Deming. 1910, Val
lery White, 1910. There are some
forty other assistants on the staff
who have had a part In getting to
gether the material which makes up
Probably the most notable feature
of the 1909 Cornhusker, wherein It
differs from the publications of pre
vious years Is in the artistic effect
obtained In grouping the Individual
photographs. In the arrangement of
the junior and senior pictures a
standard form has been followed
throughout the book, but in the fra
ternity, sorority and society depart
ments there Is displayed some ex
ceedingly neat work In pngo designs
which Rerve as a background for the
Individual photographs. In most of
the sorority pictures, for Instance,
the pictures have been arranged In a
form symbolical of the sorority pin
or some other emblem peculiar to
the organization concerned. The idea
has never been tried before In a
Cornhusker or other university an
nual and It will probably meet with
the full approval of the students.
Not only are the pictures arrnnged
artistically, but the general art work
in the publication is above the aver
age cf university books. A number
of full page drawings by P. K. Fred
ericks, 1911, are worthy of note and
headings by "Deacon" are well exe
cuted. The one noticable deficiency of the
book is in fun. The 1909 Cornhusk
er will probably rank as the most
serious annual ever yet published by
the university students. There are
plenty of roasts, but downright fun
The first pages of the book are de
voted to the dedicatory expressions
and to a statement and picture of the
staff. Immediately following the
full page photographs of Former
Chancellor Andrews and the present
acting Chancellor, Dr. Samuel Avery.
Between these pictures and the
class histories is a photograph and
description of the battleship "Ne
braska." The class history of the senior
class occupies two pages wherein
are set forth briefly the principal
events during the four years' course
of the class through the university.
The history of the Juniors is told
at great length and is cleverly ar
ranged In the form of letters from
a member of the class to a friend
"at home." This Is the work of
Miss Grace KImmer.
One page each suffices for the his
tories of the sophomore and fresh
man classes. In each the historian
confined himself to a mere statement
Following the class hfstorles there
Is an extended resume of the various
colleges of the university. This sec
tion, including the individual men
tion of the Juniors and seniors, com
prises the major part of the book.
The college of literature, science and
arts comes first, prefaced with a pho
tograph of Dean W. Davis and a
statement, and then are thirty-five
pages of the individual material.
Pictures and write-ups are given on
alterate pages, the latter being con
fined to a statement of honors won,
society memberships, and to a short
quotation suposed to fit the charac
ter of one to whom It Is addressed.
Seniors are given first place and the
Junior paragraphs follow.
The teachers college, reposing
with dignity In the Cornhusker as
the "College of Pedagogy," follows
the academic college departments
the picture of the dean prefacing the
rest of the material. The system
followed In the college of literature
is pursued In the teachers' depart
ments sixten pages being given over
to indiidual paragraphs.
The same plan of treatment which
was followed In the preceding col
lege departments Is held to In the In
dustrial college section, and also
that of 'of the engineers, medical
students, dentists and law.
For the first time In the history
of university annals the sae farm
Is given a department of It,s own. A
history of the school of agriculture
by Principal A. E. Davlsson consti
tutes the preface to this part of the
Cornhusker, and the standard
scheme of Individual pictures and
wrlteups la followed for the rest of
the department space
Succeeding the departmentmental
part of the Cornhusker Is the athlet
ic section, Introduced by a picture
of Coach "King" Cole, who has for
two years superintended the making
of Nebraska's foot ball team. Foot
ball leads off the athletic material
with the pictures of several of last
fall's big games and with a history
of the sport of the year by W. N.
Johnson. Pictures of class teams
follow and then com In turn pages
describing the university work In
basket ball, track work, cross coun
try running, gymnastics, tennis,
baseball and girl's athletics.
The military department of the
Cornhusker presents a pleasing ap
pearanee with Its numerous photo
graphs of companies officers, band
and special drill clubs. Cnpt. J. O.
Worklzer holds the plnce of onor
with a photograph on the first page
of the section.
I The coll' go organizations which
are given space following the mili
tary section speak well for the var
led activities of the university,
cities the Y. M C. A., the English
club, the German club, the medical
society, the Latin club, the Catholic
students' club, the engineering so
ciety, the university branch of the
American Institute of electrical en
gineers, the Komensky club, the col
lege equal suffrage league, the dra
matic club, the Dally Nebraskan, the
students' debating club, the debating
squad, the luterclass debating teams,
and the class societies, Including the
Innocents, Black Masque, Silver
Serpent, Vikings, XI Delta, Iron
Sphinx, and Spikes.
Tho eleven fraternities of the uni
versity and the nine sororities the
each represented by photographs and
a roll of members The masonic or
ganization of Arcadia and the var
ious professional fraternities are
likewise exhibited. The remaining
fifty pages of tho book are devoted
to literary verses and jokes. The
latter are listed as "Roasting Ears''
and it is presumed they are spicy
enough to cause some merriment
and perhaps a little else among uni
versity student?. State Journal,
Give Linen Shower.
From Tuesday uauy.
Mrs. L. V. Copenhaver and Miss
Freese last evening entertained a
number of guests with a linen show
er In honor of Miss Nellye Whelan
whose engagement to Charles L.
Carlson Is announced. For the occa
sion the house was very handsome
ly decorated with cut flowers In
great profusion. The evening was
delightfully spent with various
games and social pastimes, one of
the most unique and original of
which was the writing of recipes for
a cook book for Miss Whelan. It
can be safely said that some of the
recipes were certainly wonders In
their way. The evening was brought
to a close with refreshments of dif
ferent kinds which the guests great
ly appreciated and which were In
keeping with this superb social
event. There were many very hand
some and costly gifts made to the
The Invited guests were Mrs.
Frank Dalton, Cal., Misses Nettle
Hawksworth, Nellye Wilson, Estelle
and Carrie Baird, Mrs. Chas. Freese,
Misses Mabel Carlyle, Omaha, Hil
da Barwick, Gertrude, Beeson, Her
mia Windham. Lettie Smith, Julia
Kerr, Alma Larson, Goodie Peter
sen, Grace York, Carrie Becker,,
Frances Illber, Rebecca Haines, Jo
sephine Yelinek, Bessie Edwards,
Lillie and Belle Martin, Cal., Frances
Mitchell, Omaha, Helen Travis.
Have it Tine Picnic.
A fine picnic was given last Fri
day, May 21, by the teacher and
pupils of school district No. 28, the
scene of the affair being the Stull
pasture northwest of the city. The
afternoon was delightfully spent In
various ways by the pupils, games
of all kinds being Indulged In and
a general good time had.
Those who attended were Misses
Julia Koukal, Slrena Stull, Nell Fltz-
patrlck, Dorse Jordan, Bertha Smith,
Velma Elliott, Mabel Jordan, Zella
Elliott, Sylvia Stander, Viola Stan-
der, and the teacher of District 28,
Miss Frances Kanka, Mrs. Elliott,
Mrs. A. J. Kanka and son LcRoy,
Messrs. John Stander, Russell Stan
der, Emil Stull, Fred Stull, Frank
Karvonek, Maurice Stander, Henry
Stull, Alvln Stull, Aug. Koukal,
Louis Koukal, Raymond Koukal,
Floyd Elliot, Raymond Stull, Forest
Had ft Car Off.
From Tuesday' Dally.
A wild eyed rumor was afloat In
the city this morning to tho effect
that a passenger train had been
wrecked between Union and Mur
ray and that several people had been
killed or Injured. Another report
put the wreck as occurring on the
Platte River bridge. Both reports
were canards. The morning M. P.
train for the south was detoured via
Louisville and Weeping Water on
account of a freight car being dr
railed near Union Mocking tho track
ho that tho pnssenger could not get
iy. No one was hurt and tho wreck
If It could be dignified by that
name was cleared up by noon.
Owing to tho detourlng o ft ho train
tho telegraph plates of tho Journal
did not arrive from Des Moines.
Atlvt-rtlscd Letter LM.
Tho following letters remain ni
lie postofflco at Plattsmouth, Neb.
for the week ending May 24, 1909
Persons Inquiring for same pleasi
say "advertised." Ladles Lnrrell
Mrs. Chas. Gentlemen Carpenter
C. ; Sampson, Stanley, D, M.
C. If. Smith. I'oiitmnster
("lose a Successful Season.
From Tuesday's Ual'ly.
Miss Ella Margaret Dovey depart
ed lust evening for Chicago, 111.,
where she will join her sisters Miss
Alice Dovey and Mrs. Frederick
Truesdell for a brief visit. Miss Alice
Dovey closed her theatrical season
last Saturday night In Boston where
"A Stubborn Cinderella" repeated
its great triumph of Chicago and
New York. As is usual in the
Other cities Miss Dovey leaves Bos
ton a great favorite and received
the highest praise from the dra
matic critics of the hub. Mrs. Trues
dell (Miss Ethel Dovey) closed her
season several days since at Racine,
Wis., "A Stubborn Cinderella" hav
ing captured the west completely as
it did the east and Mrs. Truesdell
making a great hit with the company
From reports in the dramatic papers
this company captured the western
cities especially Mrs. Truesdell'
acting. Mr. and Mrs. Dovey expect
both their daughters home during
the first week In June for a brief va
cation stay with them, Miss Ella
Margaret Dovey accompanying them
A nether Good Render.
One of the Journal's staunch
friends, Geo. Cook, from near Alvo,
car.ie In Sunday, and after spending
the Sabbath day with his brother
Chas. Cook, Immediately south of
the city, he came to Plattsmouth to
day, where he Is a member of the
Jury. This morning, in company
with his brother Charley, he called
at this office where he left the
wherewith to pay for a year's sub
scription for his brother W. A., at
Elmwood. Any newspaper can well
bo proud of such readers as the
Cook brothers, and we are only too
glad to add another one to our list,
and If we do not make a good strong
democrat out of the new addition It
won't be our fault. At any rate
we shall endeavor to give him all the
news of Cass County, which is our
specialty all the time.
Dance 11 Big Siiccchs.
The dance given last Saturday
night by the T. J. Sokol society for
the benefit of the fire department
was a signal success. There was a
very large attendance and everyone
participating had an enjoyable time.
The entire affair was one to bo
proud of and the members of the
society an well as the members of
the fire department were more than
pleased at the outcome. The several
committees having the affair In
charge discharged their duties In an
excellent manner and made the oc
casion one long to be remembered.
It was a late hour before the last
dancer left after spending a fine
evening. The net results were quite
hoandsome and go largely toward
aiding in equipping the new hose
District Court In Session.
From Tuesday's Dally.
District Court opened this after
noon in real good shape, all the
members of the Jury reporting for
duty and being prepared for their
work which will last several weeks.
As Is always the case there wero a
number of members asking to be
excused. The full membership of
Jury Is as follows: From Platts
mouth, John Bajeck, C. C. Dovey,
Mat Jerousek, Q. K. Parmele, Geo.
W. Snyder, Win, Starkjohn. From
the country outside of Plattsmouth
and Plattsmouth precinct: George
Barton, Wm A. Cleghorn, John Col
bert, Goorgo Cook, Wesley DavlH,
John Edmunds, Charles Gerlach,
Geo. Horn, Lyman James, S. R.
James, E. F. Marshall, I). A. Miller,
L. 1). Mullen, sr., J. R. Noyes, Wm
Pankonln, J. W. Rugha, Max Straub,
Ulcliardson's House Burns.
Tho house of John Rchardson
near tho Burlington brldgo on the
Iowa sldo caught flro last Saturday
afternoon about three o'clock In the
Afternoon and was totally destroyed
The cause of the flro Is unknown
The structure was new one having
been built about two years ago and
represented an Investment of Home
tl.r.00. It Is understood that It was
insured for a good amount which
will help toward reducing the
amount of the loss. Mr. Richard
son hns been very unfortunate nnd
the general sympathy of the public la
ext'iided to him In his misfortune
A. S. Will In attending to buslinM.
matters In Omahn today being a pns
senger for that fit y on tho early
tain this morning.
Railroad Will Give $60,000 for
Men Who Held Up Train
Agent Pickett of the Bur
llngton, is in receipt of a poster from
the Great Northern Railroad offer-
ng $C0,000 reward for the arrest
and convitticn of tho parties bolti
ng up the Great Northern train No.
3 at Morse, siding, four and one-half
miles east of Hlllyard, Wash., on the
night of May 15th. Tho reward Is
at the rate of $10000 per head for
the men, there being six of them
concerned In tho raid. In addition
tho United States government offers
a reward of $1,000 for the arrest and
oiivlotlon of an person in any
United States Court on the charge
of robbing the mnlls whllo being con
veyed In any mall car attached to a
railroad train. In this case the mail
car was robbed of registered mail.
It Is stated that there were two men
n the engine, two on tho tank and
wo waiting at the spot where tho
robbery took place.
The following Is the description of
the two men on the engine who can
be Identified by the engineer and
fireman: No. 1, six feet tall, dark
Wedded at Elnmootl.
4 pretty wedding occurred at the
Catholic church Wednesday morn
ing at 10 o'clock when Rev. Father
Bounts of Palmyra pronounced the
words which united the lives of
August Stander, a prominent far
mer, and Miss Mary Brown, former
ly of Burr, Neb., and a sister of Mrs.
Wm. Brown of this city. The
bridesmaid was Miss Lena Stander,
niece of the groom, and the grooms
man, Mr. A. L. Brown, of Lincoln,
brother of the bride.
4.8 the beautiful strains of the
wedding march, rendered by Miss
Mary Zlmniereer, floated through
the auditorium, tho bridal party
took their places at tho marriage al
tar. The ceremony was beautiful
and Impressive, being witnessed by
only the Immediate relatives of the
After the ceremony tho bridal
party and the Invited guests went to
the home of Ambrose BIckert where
a delightful wnddlng breakfast was
enjoyed.. The happy couple depart
ed In tho evening for their future
home near Louisville.
It Is a pleasure to chronicle the
marriage of such worthy people and
this paper wafts to them Its warmest
congratulations. Elm wood Leader
Echo. Shipped Cur to California.
Former Senator 8. L. Thomas has
thlpped hla fine Jackon touring car
to his son Walter L., at Long Beach,
Cal. Owing to tho demand on the
manufacturers for these fine cars,
they have been unablo to supply
tho trade with the consequent result
that their agents are left handl
ed ped with lack of demonstrating
machines. Mr. Thomas wrote his
father a few days since to the effect
that he needed tho car very badly
for demonstrating purposes with tho
result that the senntor at onco load
ed It and shipped It to Mm. The
Jackson has proven a very popular
and well liked car and there Is no
loubt It will make fully as good a
ecord on the coast as It has here.
Whllo tho Senator regrettedlettlnglt
go, he thought It best from a busi
ness viewpoint, having every desire
to help his son make the business
at Ixing Beach a grent success.
I'm. m South Miikotii Paper.
The Northwest Post Is In receipt
of a program of tho commencement
exercises of the Pliitsmouth (Neb.,)
(light school and among the twenty-
four graduates Is tho name of Clnr-
enco E. Ileal, brother of Mrs. B. L.
Klrkmnn of this city. Clarence will
bo remembered iih having spent lust
Hummer hero as n member of tho
Hello Fourcho baseball team, and his
young friends hero will cong ntnlato
Mm upon successfully completing a
four years course In one of tho most
excellent high sdiools In tho stnto of
Nebraska. At tho exercises Hon.
Jennings Bryan will deliver his fa
mou nddress, "Tho Price of a Soul.'
Belle Fourcho (8. D.) Nnrthwott
hair and smooth shaven, wore white
slouch hat with small brim, dark
coat and trousers, about 33 or 4 0
years old. face wrinkled, weight 190
pounds. No. 2, five feet eight inches
tall, weight about 1C0 or 170
pounds,, dark complexion, black
slouch hat with brim turned down
and hat split up in the back, were
dark coat and light checked trousers,
henvy tan shoes, This man under
stood how to handle an engine.
In case tho guilty parties are kill
ed resisting arrest, tho Great North
ern Railway Company will pay tho
reward upon proof that tho parties
killed participated In the robbery.
Upon arrest tho following officers
should be wired: E. L. Brown, gen
eral superintendent, Spokane, Wash.,
D. Allnian, chief special agent, St.
Paul, Minn., or G. D. Linn, postofflco
Inspector In charge, Spokane, Wash.
The Great Northern nlso makes a
standing offer on the nbovo terms
for the capture and conviction of any
person or persons guilty of holding
up and robbing any of Its trains In
"Passion Piny'' lit Majestic.
At the Majestic theater last night
Manager Walker presented tho
great "Passion Play" pictures to a
large and appreciative audience. In
addition to the "Passion Play" pic
tures he also presented a large num
ber of steroptlcan views of tho Prin
cipal characters In the play. Tho en
Ulnment was as fine a sacred pre
sentation as was ever given In the
city and the audience wbb highly
pleased. Should It bo found that
these sacred entertainments pay,
others will be given In the future.
Mr. Walker having arranged to se
cure "The Star of Bethlehem' a
magnificent moving picture for pre
sentation at an early date. This en
te talnment Is secured at great ex
pense and good patronage must bo
had to make them a success. As tho
pictures are only shown 0110 time nnd
are separate and distinct from th
week day program, tho outlay Is
quite considerable. One fenture last
evening was the absence of noise and
disturbance, no music being played
outside. Last night's performnnco
was of much merit and Is to bo com
mended. Very Pleasant Time.
The pleasant farm homo of Mr.
and Mrs. Wade Porter, four miles.
southwest of Mynard presented a
scene of much joy and happlnci
Sunday, at which tlmo a number of
friends and relatives gathered in to
spend tho day. Mrs. Porter had
spared no pains In preparing for tho
comfort and enjoyment of her
guests, and from one who was pres
ent we are Informed that It was one
of the most pleasant occasion of all
their lives. Tho dinner served by
Mrs. Porter was one of tho most en
joyable number of the day, In fact
the visitors wero unablo to partake of
all tho many good things placed bo
foro them. Following wero thoso
present: T. W. Vallery and wife,
Glen Vallery and wife, C. E. Cook
and family, Joe Kellogg, Fremont
Petty, Leola Vallery, Margery allery,
Chns. Vallery. Mrs. W. I). Wheeler
and daughter Lillian.
Last Friday night tho members of
Mystic Encampment, No. .11, I. O.
O. F. held the election of officers
nnd also a big banquet following.
Tho entire meeting nnd social ses
lon which followed was n fine 0110
nnd tho members thoroughly en
Th officer elected are ns fol
lows: fast Chief patriarch. Wm. Holly.
Past Chief. J. E. Jones.
Senior Wnrdcn, Win. Wohlfarth.
Junior Warden, Wave Wahlen
greti. Tho remaining officers of tho or
ganization nro nppolntlvo and hav
not yet been made. Mystic encamp
ment has nttnlnod a reputation for
nnvlng most enjoynblo meetings and
tho members nro enthusiastic and
Igoromf workers for the rnuso of
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