The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 13, 1901, Image 1

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The Daily Nebraskan
VOL. I, NO (52
Albert Watkina Takes Issue TCith
President B oaovelt on tho
Treatment to bo Ac
corded Anarchists'
Tho President's mcssaco In Its re
lations to anarchism, was tUc sub
ject, uf tho convocation address by
Albert Watkir.s, yesterday.
Mr. Watklns saio that he was pres
ent tu make candid comments on
the President's policy and any criti
cisms which he had to offer should be
regarded as presented in tiio interests
of troth. Ho declared that he is a
warm admirer of Roosevelt both afc n
man and as an executive; that he
believes the present administration
will result In a publication or gov
renment; that Roosevelt stands for
cleanness in politics. As far as these
things arc conceived, he said no ad
verse criticism could bo offered, but
he believed that the President's at
titude towards anarchism stands open
to censure.
The speaker then reminded the au
dience of the assassination of the
French president in 1884, whioh was
followed by a political agitation lead
ing to the adoption of extreme re
pressive laws against anarchists. In
Franco and Germany laws were passed
which went beyond slmnlc repression.
Even today, declared Mr. Watklns.
the Germans have a brutal and In
genious manner of punishiicnt ror
accidental allusion to the Emperor.
He said that England is almost tho
only Europoan nation to take a sens
ible view of the subject. She refususf
to make any further laws against an
archism, taking the stand that tho
occasion does not justify such a dan
gerous expei irnent.
The president has acted very im
pulsively in tho matter, suid Mr.
Watklns, very much as he Is fre
quently represented in caricature.
He said it reminded him of the ex
perience of a man with a now auto
mobile, tho man who said, 'You can
start it all right, but can't stop tho
blamed thing without running over
somebody.' "It is that way with
tho piesldent," continued Mr. Wat
kins. "To my mi no this part of the
president's message is uncalled for
because it is misleading. It gives
band of men whose sQloobject is tho
destruction of tho country, and it
makes the evil appear more formid
able than it really is."
lie then quoted a few sentencts
from tlu messago: "The anarchist
4s-evcr-yj.viieru-not merely thcnnein,V
of system and progress, but tne dead
ly foo of liberty. If ever anarchy is
triumphant. lt'sTrTunTph wfiTTasT
but one red moment, to be succeeded
fhT ages by the gloomy night of des
potism.1' In another place: "It Is
a travesty upon tho great and holy
namesof liberty and freedom to per
mit them to be Invoked in such a
cause. No man or body of men,
uroachiug anarchistic doctrines,
should bo allowed at large any more
than one preaching the murder of
some specllied Individual. Anarchis
tic SDeeches. writings and meetings
aro essentially seditious and treason
able." "It seems to mo," said Mr. Wat
kins, "that this applies only to iho
most desperate anarchists. In so far
as it does, It is all right, but it as-
sorts too much much concerning the
majority of anarchists." Ho thou
quoted from ono prominent exponent
of anarchism to tho effect that tho
anarchist docs not advocate force
nor tolerate crime, but maintains
that ail crime should bo punisned.
He showed that men such as the
assassin or McKlnley do not follow
the principles of anarchism, for in
its conception, anarchism Is not a
lack of ordor but rather a perfection
of ordor.
Mr. Watkins congratulated tho
people that the death of McKinley
did not result In extreme repressive
measures and attributed this fact
to the freedom of public discussion.
The debating clubs will meet
usual tomorrow evening.
Tho Unions are scheduled for a dis
cussion on tho question, Resolved
That amendments to tho constitu
tion restricting tho right of buffrage
should be made in our state constitu
tion similmar to those recently adopt
ed in Alaoama. A (Urinative, Stub,
Rulla, ditcher. Negativo, Buckncr,
Strayer, Lewis.
The Palladians will debate tho
question, Resolved. That the adop
tion of ttie Fifteenth amendment to
Will Address Students
Sunday, 4 P. n., Old Chapel,
"Student's Missionary Activities.'
the constitution of tho United States
has been justified. Affirmative,
Johnson, Doubt. Negative, Hamil
ton, Cottle.
The qiiestion'the Dellans will dis
cuss is Resolved, That there should
be euducational qualifications for
suffrage in municipalities. Afilrma -
tive, Ratio, F. H. Morrow, Nega
tive, Sargent, Edgerton.
The Dellan bovs have elected tho
following otllcers for tho next term:
President, Mr. n'ooje, Vice Piesl
dent, Mr. Clark; Secretary, Mr. Sar
gent; Attorneys, Messrs. Morrow and
Resolved, That the recent consti
tutional amendment In tho southern
states disenfranchising tho coloiod
vote will ultimately benellt the
"iTCcrrj.A1t)rraat7iTo-G11more, Higglnsi
Compton. negative, Hoyle, Meier,
Forecast for Lincoln and
Friday fair and colder.
Weather report for 21 hrs.
7 pm Wednesday.
Highest temperature 2(5
occurring at 2:00 pm.
Lowest temperature, 20
occurlng at 7 pm. Wednesday.
Mean temperature, "3 degrees,
which is 9 degrees below tho normal.
Precipitation for tho past twenty
four hours, .01 of an inch of melted
Section Director.
Oorrospondenco With Missouri ant
Kansas Track Teams in Pro
gross Othor Oontoats
Letters have been sent to both
Missouri and Kansas asking about
tho possibilities or a trl-stato track
meet In Kansas City or any other
favorablo point for some tlmo during
May or lato spring. As yet no word
has come in answer to tho inquiries
but It Is thouuht that the moot will
be arranged. A well substautlaled
rumor is abroad to tho effect that
South Dakota will send its team lor
a trip among Iowa and Nebraska
colleges In tho spring ana also tnat
,they have requested to meet Nebras
ka on her own field.
The request of South Dakota will
undoubtedly be accepted and the
meet arranged if terms satisfactory
to both parties can be made. They
have a strong team, especially In
heavy men for heavy work and the
contest would bo one worth whllo to
Resides these two meets the team
will contest with Drake college,
Iowa and In the annual State Inter
collegiate meet. Owing to the strain
o-i the men not a groat deal more
11 1
can bo domanded of the contestants
or thoy will play out beforo the
season ends.
At present, practice Is getting tho
athletes In shape for tho annual
Charter Day program of Indoor athc
letlc events on February 15. Tho
J men arc showing up well and it is
generally conceded that by the tlmo
tho spring comes there will be good
men on Lhe Held. The department is
now experiencing dlfllcuity In getting
men on the floor for regular practice
looking toward tho-field mocis. They
request that all men who have done
any track work at all, or who aro
capable of doing it, especially heavy
men, present themselves for training.
""The subject!)! Prof. "Barbour's lee
turo at convocation this morning Is
especially interesting to tho engine
ers and Lhev havo therefore decided
to be represented en masse.
A. A. Steel, '90, has just returned
from a mining camp iiDtho stato of
Durango, Mexico, and is spending a
few days visiting friends about his
old stamping ground. It will bo
romombered that after graduation.
Mr Steel wont to Columbia to
"post" in raining cnglreorl'ig and
Immediately after completing
courso there reported for auty in
'wild and wooly" Southwest.
tolls many interesting stories touch
ing the pyschologlcal considerations
vhlch demand iho attention of tho
nulneor who wishes to bo successful
inder conditions existing In a Mcx
can mining camp, Ic will probably
oturn to Mexico immediately after
the holKIays.
In order that the engineering li
brary may be open all lay, according
to tho same schedule that prevails In
the general library, some of the en
gineering students havo volunteered
to act as librarian during the noon
hour and betweon 8 and 1) In tho
At convocation Monday, Professor
Taylor will conclude his talk on re
cinrocity wtilch was begun Tuesday.
On Tuesday Profossor Swezoy will
take as the subject of a talk "The
New Star of lOrtl." Wednesday Dr.
Ressey will speak on Forestry as re
ferred to In tho president's message.
MORY. Wednesday evening during the
drill hour, some person entered the
officers dressing room and rilled tho
pockets of the clothing there. O. E.
Teach reports tho loss of five dollar
and another officer lost a small Bum.
In ttio former case the money was
taken from a pocketbook containing
som other monev. part ot whioh was
in bills. Thcio is as yet no clue to
the miscreaut.
The debate tills afternoon In En
glish 11 will bo on tho question,
"Resolved, That the members of tho
cabinet should! bo given full memuer
shlp in the House of Representa
tives." The speakers on the affirma
tive will be Messrs Rcos and Rulla,
and on the negative, Messrs. Swan
son and Sargent.
Professor Fred Morrow Fling, head
of the departmont of European His
tory, will co-operate in criticising
tho arguments.
Tho debate, like the others in En
glish 11 and English 13, Is open to
the public. Several visitors from
tho dtv attonded the debate yester
day afternoon, In the advanced class,
on cities 1'urnlshlng work to the un-
om ployed in times of depression.
The Historical Society has recent
ly through the cfTcrts of Mr. Rarrott,
come into possession of somo valu-
LanlC-bQQkfi wJilch have been -obtalned-
in widely scattered places through all
tho states. Among thom may be
mentioned twelve volumes of the
Amorlcan Stato Papers, published in
1820 and in tho 8vo fonn. These
deal with both foroign and domes
tie rotations of the United States.
In addition there aro forty-two
volumeB of tho Annals of Congress;
two volumes of Lang's. Expedition
from Pittsburg to tho Rocky moun
tains by the way of the Missouri and
Platte rivers, published In 1810;
Cook's voyages to tho Pad Ho coast
f i oin 1770 to 1780, and published in
1700; John West's Journal of his trip
to tho Red Rivr colony from 1820 to
1823 and published in 1825; Johnson's
California and Oregon of 1850 and 1851
Morse's Repprt on tho Indians, pub
(Oontiouod on page 4.)
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