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The Daily Nebraskan
VOL. 1, NO. 87.
LTNOOLN, NEB., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1902.
CAPTAIN SMOKE HERE
New Commandent Arrives in Lincoln
Will Tako Charge of Battalion
at Once His Mili
Caot'iln Smoke, the new comman
dant, arrived In tho city yesterday
and will soon tako chargo of the
battalion. Owing to illness ho haf
been somowhat dolayed In his arrival
but bo expects to bo ablo In a very
short while to take acth'o charge or
his work in tho military department.
The coming of Captain Smoko has
been looked forward to with great
interest oy tho students becauso of
the fact that he is a regular army
officer and especially because of tho
close personal friendship botwecn
him and former Commandant Per
shing. Captain Smoke nelieves that
the Mr. l'orshlng wns undoubtedly
the strongest man who has ever been
in the institution. While at tho
West Point Military Acadamy these
two men drilled in the same company,
Mr. Pershirg being the first sergeant
under whom he served. Thus a very
fraternal feeling grew up between
these two men.
After graduation from West Point
in 1S87, Captain Smoke vas stationed
at Fort Lea 'enworth, Kansas, to
gether with Captains (Jullfoylo and
Dudley, former commandants of the
Univorsity of Nebraska. In 1891 lie
was graduated from tho FortLcaven
wortii Infantry and Artillery school.
Soon thereafter he nfi stationed in
Denver where he had the honor of
being the first Post Adjutant of tho
celebrated Fort Sheridan, serving
there tor two years.
Captain .smoke has also done some
college work, having held the posi
tion of professor of military tactics
and commandant of cadets at the state
un'versity of Missouri. On leaving
that institution, he was paid tho high
compliment by bis successor of hav
ing the best body or cadet officers
that the latter had ever seen. Ho
held a similar position at the Florida
agricultural coilego at Lake City,
Florida. . As an indication, of tho
appreciation ot his work at that in
stitution tho board of trustoes, last
yoar, elected him to tho vice-presl-dontcy
of tho school.
Captain Smoko has not only served
in such positions but has also served
with honor in tho field. To his ser
vice there ho owes his prosont rotlro
mont on account of disability.
During tho lato war ho hold tho
honorablo position of chief quarter
master oqtbe staff of General John C.
Bates now commander of tho depart
ment of Missouri,. Owing to an attack
f-of sun stroke, ho was prevented from
doing further sorvico with his troops,
In tho tropics. After trying in vain
to regain his health In hospitals, ho
sought tho cllmato of southern
Florida whero during 1900 and 191)1,
ho has lived on an orango farm do
ing horbicutural work. Since this
time he has .been rapidly 'improving
and is now prepared to take up tho
As to his plans in tho university,
ho has decided on nothing dofilto yet
but ho Intends to mako tho depart
ment strictly military.
DEAN DAVIS TALKS.
Dean Davis talked to tho students
yesterday morning at tho convoca
tion on "California as I know it."
The Dean told of his trip across
Nebraska in 1871. Just after tho
Union & Central Pad llc'R all roads
had been completed. Omaha at that
time was but a village and there was
nothing worthy of tho name town
until the tented town of Choyonno
Pie said it took four days to mako
the trip to San Franclso at that
time, and the accomodations were
The impressive, and steep Sierras
witli their heavily timbered sides
are a great wonder to the plainsmen.
The Mora of California is different
from that of eastern states, and the
new types of trees, shrubs and grass
es are interesting.
THE Y. M. C. A. GAME
A Statomont of tho Position of tho
University Team in tho Con
troversy Claims of
Exception has been taken by parti
sans of tho city Y.M.O.A. team to
tho criticism of tho reforoe's decision
In tho gamo a wook ago Saturday.
In order to mako tho mattor clear to
all interested tho Dally prosonts tho
following explanation which It bo
llovcs to be a true statement of tho
At the end of tho game tho official
score stood 32-30 in favor of the uni
versity. The Y. M. C. A. protested
tho scoro on tho grounds that An
dresen had thrown tvo goals in tho
second half whereas scorer Heard had
credited him with but one. wThey
presented as evidence tho score kept
by tho assistant scorer whkh seem
ed to uphold their claims. Referee
Coats then declared the game in
favor of the Y.M.C.A.
Tho supporters of tho university
SATURDAY. MARCH 1.
The great wheat farms of Cali
fornia on the Sacramento river plains,
said Dean Davis, are grand, Acres
of ground along tho stations are
covored with sacks piled four or five
high, as well as the sacks scattered
over the fields. There Is no danger
of damage as It never rains from
April to November.
The vineyards have proved very
profitable as tho planters have creat
es an eastern market for thoir fruit
so that at present It seems tho moro
they plant tho higher the price. Grapes
sell at 0 or 7 dollars a wagon load.
Tho yards and cottages are decorat
ed with roses, fuchlas and lloworlng
shrubs which bloom tho year round.
These with tho beautiful laruel, 11 vo
oak and pepper trees make tho coun
try pleasant to live In.
Tho Dean had a map and pointed
out tho interesting features of Han
Francisco, tho bay and tho Golden
THE JUNIOR PROM.
The Junior prom, which will bo
hold tonight at tho Lincoln will un
doubtedly, be tho most successful
univorsity dance of tho season.
Chairman Lau and Mastor of Coro
tnonies Shldlor have spared no pains
to make tho ovont a notable one In
tho social calondar.
Tho rooms at tho Lincoln will bo
elanoratoly docorated with palms and
carnations, tho class cobrs. bluo and
white, and tho univorsity colors,
scarlet and cream.
The chaperons tor tho occasions
vlll be: Professor and Mrs. Harbour.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Shldlor of
York, and Mrs. H. P. Lau.
It is thought that about twenty
couplos from Omaha will bo In atten
dance. Tho oommitteo Is as follows: Alex
Lau, chairman: Geo. Shldlor, master
of ceremonies. Messrs. Farney, Engles,
Kimball, Horry, Pollard. Hanson,
GrofT. Misses, Honeywell, Marshall,
.Jenkins, Mackln and Post.
Tlckots will bo taken at tho door
and It Is desired that gontlomon
facllltato matters by having their
tickets ready when thoy enter.
MENTS. Following are tho programs for con
vocational exercises next weok.
Monday. K. K. Knkrlan, Tarsus tho
Blrthplaoo of St. Paul and Myself.
Tuesday, Special Muslo.
Wednesday Professor Morse MaH
coul Wireless Telegraphy.
Thursday, Mr. Yapasnlta--Japanese
team do not believe that tho de
cision of Referco Coates was just and
in keeping with tho evidence. Thoy
say in the first place that according
to the rules the gamo is to be decided
by tho official scoro to bo kept by
an official scorer appointed by the
captain of tho homo team. Tho
oillcial scoro gavo tho university tho
game by a scoro of 32-30. It Is also
claimed that tho rofereo has no
right to go behind tho official sooro.
In support of tho official scoro
may bo shown scores kept by four
different persons, one of thorn a
rooter for tho Y. M. 0. A. team,
which talloy exactly with Scorer
Beard's figures. Those persons are
Messrs. Beors, Stovonson, Nollson
and a person whoso namo was not
secured but whoso scoro card was
plcKed up after tho game. They all
kept careful scores, one of thorn be
ing a reporter. The claims of the
Y. M. U. A. people seem to bo
rather flimsy. Even If Andresen did
thrown two goals It would Lave boen
much easier to have credited one of
them to tho wrong player than to
have missed It altogether. 1
Manager Morrill feels that an in
justice has been done tho team and
he would llko to settlo the controv
ersy by leaving It with tho Inter
national committee to decide.
Tho Palladlan society will give tho
following program tonight:
Vocal Solo, E. A. Boostrom, Paper
on Germany, Gay M. Hamilton,
Recitation, Mr. Hayes. :M usio, Boys
Quartette, German recitation, Louise
Phelps; recitation. Mr. Pierce;
Music, BoyH Quaitette.
Tho Union literary society will not
hold Its regular "meeting tonight
having adjourned, In order that it,
members might attend the prelimin
Tho Dollan society will glvo a
Schubert program this overling as
Piano Duet, Military.. March,
Misses Doane and Sraout.
Schubert Biography, Miss Williams.
Tenor Solo "Miss Sylvia," "By
tho Sea," Mr. Boostrom.
Piano Solo, Miss Binford.
Contrato Solo, Miss Talaot.
Violin Solo, Mr. Husbed.
Soprano Solo, Mr. Louok.
Piano Solo, Miss Day.
The following havo entered the
university the socond semester as
In tho Industrial College:
'John Bridge. Norfolk; Scott L.
Conley, Albion; J. F. Cushing, Cam
bridge; Carl Htjlbrook, Sidney and
Lincoln high school; R. V. Minor,
Nelson; and R.A. Swartmont, Union
In the College of Literature:
Fred Anderson, floldrego: Blanch
Canr Gates -Colleger Max-well Ohap
man, Bellevue; Ward Cheney, Ulyss
es; Jahez Davis, JTairbury; Laura
Gusbin, Cheyenne, Wyoming: Alvln
Ketrldge. Fairmont; Bertha Melick,
Lincoln; Rachel Poska, Lincoln; nd
Georgo P. McGrow, Auburn.
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