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The Daily Nebraskan
VOL. I. NO.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, SEPTEMBER 2fl, 1901,
FIRST PRACTICE GAME.
Nbraska Wins an Easy
torv From the High School.
'Varsity Men Show Kx-
Coaches are "Well Pleased
Nebraska played her initial football
game Saturday. Lincoln High School
tried her sticngth with the 'Varsity
in two fifteen minute halves. During
that time with comparative ease the
collegians had scored four touch
downs and had kicked goal twice.
Score: 22 to 0. A crowd of four hun
dred blackened the west bleachers,
and interspersed an occasional half
hearted grunt of approal at some
play. The High School team was
clearly outclassed, although possess
ng some six-foot, heavy lads, the
youngsters hardly offered enough op
position to be termed such. However
they played snappy ball and deserved
mention. Benedict staraed for the
High School. All the "Varsity played
strong and heady. Individual work
was startltngly good while team work
was a revelation for this season of
the year. CrandallSBender and Eager
played heady, swift backs, skirting the
lines at will. Nebraska line was
strong and only once did the high
school make anything there. Several
men were tried on the 'Varsity. Ryan
was unable to Jjc In the game, owing
to the Injury to his boulder received
during Friday night's practice.
Saturday's game shows plainly that
Nebraska must have a punter If she
is to win the western championship
or play star ball. The team lacks a
man who Is sure with hiB foot. There
is some talk of Elliot's returning and
trying for the eleven. Elliot is a cra,ck
kicker and would fill a vacancy
Coach Booth was more than pleased
with tho Bhowing of his pupils as was
everyone else. Assistant Coach Mel
ford also seconded the opinion of
The lino up:
University. High School.
Johnson-Shedd .L.E Chevalier
Stringer L.T . Bumgardner-Mauu
Ringer . . L.G Johnson
Koehler C Frazer
Brew R.G Hall
Westover RT Klmmel
Cortelyou R.E Ha wley-Mason
Drain . . Q Barwick
Bender . .' R.H Follmer
Crandall L.H Benedict
Kingsbury F.B Heagey
C. Hilton. The meeting was presided
over by Dean Ringer, the president
of the Y. M. C. A.
pr. F. L. harton was to have spok
en on "The Right Man," but slightly
changed the subject. He spoke of tho
two great dangers to students, moral
degeneration and narrow mlndedness.
He advised young collegemen not to
hold themselves aloof from other peo
ple, but to mingle with all classes of
society and thus familiarize them
selves with their fellow men.
Dr. Wharton said that while nearly
everyone believed In God and the Bi
ble In a general way. one should be
sure that his faith is grounded on
right principles. One may find that
his reasons are wrong but that should
not shake his faith in the thing itself.
He closed with the admonition to all,
to think well of everyone and to judge
a man not by his station but by what
he leally Is.
THE CHANCELLOR'S ADDRESS.
Speaks to New Students- Tho
Pleasures of University
Advice to Students JCuteriug
The annual opening addiess before
the students of the University was de
livered Saturday morning by Chan
cellor Andrews in tho chapel. His
subject was ."Delights of University
Life " The room was filled with stu
dents and a large number of Lincoln
DE BATING CLUBS.
The Union Boys Debating Club held
its first meeting Saturday evening and
elected officers for the semester. After
the election it adjourned to attend the
Yr Mr Cr -Ar-reeptlon. The new offic
ers are: N. M. Cronin, President; S.
C. Hawthorjjio, Vice-President; L. J.
Pcspisll, Secretary; J. M. Paul and C.
I. Taylor, Attorneys; A. L. Chase, Ser
geant at Arms.
The Palladian Boys Debating Club
held a-ahort-meetingSatnrday even--Ing
and decided to have, a feed on the
ovenlng of Saturday, Sept. 28, after
which they adjourned forthe Y. M.
C. A. reception.
The Delian Boys Debating Club held
their regular debate Saturday evening,
after which all joined in a social good
time. Several new members signed the
Y. M. C. A. MEETING.
The first of the four o'clock meetings
for young men was held in the old
chapel yesterday afternoon at four
o'clock with about one hundred In at
tendance. Special miiBic was furnished by D.
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riemoriesjof the Spring of IW1.
RESULTS OF LAST WEEK'S
All the turmoil of the first week of
registration at the University is now
a thing of the past, and the students
are ready to get down to their sollu
work and duties.
The general reports of. tho registra
tion of last week are that "it was, as
a- whole, somewhat more easily gone
through with than ever before, and
many express their pleasure with tho
accuracy and promptness with which
the students are handled. .
The results of the registration as
compared with those of last year are
not, on the whole, as pleaBlng as they
might be; the total number of stu
dents enrolled Calling somewhat. Tho
enrollment for the week is as follows:
Tuesday, 9C; Wednesday, 105; Thurs
day, none; Friday, 101; Saturday,G4;
The registration for the first week
of last year Is as follows: Tuesday,
83; Wednesday, 79; Thursday, 110;
Friday, 95; Saturday, 38 Total, 405.
The figures for the year 1900 wore
also increased on the two first days of
tho following week by fifty-nine more,
and new students made their appear-
(Concladod on page 2.)
people. The Chancellor spoke In part
"Colleagues and Pupils. We are per
mitted to day to begin the work of
"another academic year. Back again
from the lake shore and mountain side
ireshed, invigorated, ardent, all of us
are In condition, I trust, to take up
with avidity and success the labors
which await us here.
It Is no small part of thp art of living
to know how to discharge one's duties
with cheerfulness. What kills Is irk
Bdmo worlc If we can learn to bo
joyful In all wo do we shall flourish
upon toll the more assidous and ex-
l"t is possible for a right minded man
to view with complacency his lot in
life whatever" It may be, easier or
harder, noble or common. If the busi
ness Is honest and he can do it do it
apparently better than anything else
and niore conveniently than his neigh
bors can tlion he may say: "This is
my due cgntrlbutlon to the general
weal. What my hands can find to do.
how oneroiiB soever, I will do with my
might." That not only can be, it ought
to be, one's sentiment, oven if one's
place in the world's workshop is In
But there are paths where obligation
and delight walk hand in hand; tasks
intrinsically charming; callings ' in
which if they are rightfully apprehend-
ed, interoBt prompt to best exertion
at the same time with duty. Tljo pur
suit of education at universities seems
to me to be ono of theso.
A chief reason why it Is so Is tho
Tasclnatlon of that mental mastery
which is our doty and prlviloge here
to achieve. Metaphysicians say that
tho most fundamental attribute of
ultimate being is activity. Tho latost
thought fully Justifies tho old theolo
gians who call God "actus purus."
And man is Godllko in this; ho joys to
be active; that 1b his proporty. Wo orr
In conceiving of rest as in tho strict
sense a desirable goal. "In life," sayB
PasQaJ; "wo always think that wo are
seeking repose, while in reality whtU
we incessantly seen is agitation, uur
meaning when we sigh for quiescence
la frlctlonless and calm action' such
as Aristotle dominates the 'highest
good, "a perfect activity in' a porfoct
There nre some particular amenities
connected with membership In our unl
veislty. Let us appreciate them. Wo
are to be congratulated that Industry,
earnestness, high character and high
alms are so general among us, that we
live In the nfldBt of a sympathetic and
highly Intellectual community which
not only tolerates academic freedom,
b'itt Insists on tho maintenance of it,
and, that tho regency of the university
Is Mo largo minded and considerate
So dollghtful ltf fact Is our situation
in these particulars that wo onduro
without complaint several infelicities
which in themselves deserve criticism.
Some students sadly lack university
spirit; others nourish a divisive and
polemic temper, seomirig to deem It
greatness fi always oppose their fel
lows Instead of working constructively
and overlooking all but tho worst af
fronts; hoodlumlsm breaks out among
us now and then; while some read too
much relative to the thinking they
do, or. what is the same thing, think
too little relative to the reading they
There Is an impression to tho effect
that several of theso faults, such ns
too little of university spirit and too
much clique and shibboleth particular
ly bes et our fraternities and sororities
I hope It is not so, but would not take
oath that it Is not. If it is if the con
viction that I name is well founded let
life evil spirits bo cast out.
Students, one and all, rosolvo' I be
seech you, to do your best this year.
Most of you, I am glad to bear witness.
are duly diligent already, bat not quite
all. Many are industrious, but order
their offorts less wisely than.woro to
be wished. A few, alas, have wasted
rich opportunities, nay, have oven set
up in their characters i positive dis
inclination, rapidly turning into in
ability, to do well. To such it must bo
a bitter thought that departed days
cannot be called back and put to better
use. Oh, bo stirred by the reflection
that the future Is yours to be em
ployed profitably if you will!
Colleagues, let us, as toachors, chal-'
lengo one another this day to renewed
devotion and to more triumphant ef
ficiency. It Is a rare boon to have
over to do with Intellectual things; and
it is a colossal responsibility to bo
charged with tho mental and moral
faking "oNncw generations. It Is, In
literal fact, ours to fix In part the des
tiny of tho race. Could we hut feel
tho dignity of such a mission we should
never lack incentives to best servlcn.
Years would not quench our zeal and
death would find us at our pnuta,
liay there descend upon us as a
blessed spell tho good Spirit of those
revered teachers now gone from us
wnoso sometime presence hero santi-
nes tins place.
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