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The Daily Nebraskan
VOL. 1, NO. 89.
LINCOLN, NKB., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1902.
ARMENIA HIS THEME.
K. K. Krikorian Presents tho Oase of
His Countrymen, at Convo
What a student, though laborinur
under many disadvantages, is ablo to
do, was shown, bv K. K. Krikorian
(Gregory) In his address before tho
university convocation vestorday
morning. Four years ago ho arrived
in tills country after having spent
eomo time In the eastorn countries as
a result or tho TutkIrIi persecutions
against tho Armenians. Mr. Kri
korian was active In his work to
aid his suffering peoplo and waB there
fore confined to Turkish prisons for
some time. Since his arrival in
America he has spent but two years
in school, one and a half or which
have been in tho University of Ne
timska jinri a half vear in tho Man
hattan Agrlculural school In Kansas,
yet ho has shown remarkable ability
in handling tho EngliBh language.
Ills address yesterday morning
while showing him to have consi
derable oratorical ability was also
Ills subject tho Armenians was ono
upon which ho has written a groat
deal both in prose and verso. "To
kill a man In Lincoln would bo mur
der; but to kill three thousand
Armenians that Is a question," were
his opening words. Tho attempt of
the European oountrios, al'tor tho
Turko-Russlan war, to bring about
some settlement of tho troubles in
Turknv hart been unsuccessful. Since
that time very little has been done to
relievo the condition of the suffering
Armenians. While It is true, yet they
havo not been relieved of tho respon
sibility which they owe the latter.
The relations of all countries should
bo one of brotherhood. And sinco
men have this higher nature in them,
the Armenians appeal to thorn for aid
against tho Turks. To tho goal of
brotherhood, all men should work. The
Amorlcaus have had their Lincoln
and likowlso all tho European coun
tries havo had men who havo raised
their countrios to form a part of
nhriRMnn Eurono. Slnco this was
true, said Mr. Krikorian. thoy should
listen to tho appoals or tho distress
ed. Thero was no other than tho
moral obligation which could compel
thoni to do so.
Tho massacre of tho years of 1894,
95 and 90 are black pages In history.
Tho rebellion of the Armenians
against tho oruol and tryannical
treatmont of tho Turks was a riaht
eous movement towards tho breaking
away from bondage. Thoy merely
sought to establish those rights
whloh as men they wore entitled to
nave. Tho right to havo some voioo
In their govornmont, tho right to
havo tne porsons of tholr wives and
daughters froo from Turkish barbar
ism were only a few which they
Yet In the face of tho righteousness
of tholr cause the European nations
trampled the prlncioals or unlvorsal
brotherhood to the ground, and refus
ed to interrero in tho behalf of tho
Armenians. Tho American poople
havo over sought to further Chris
tian education in that country in
order to help tho downtrodden
people; but tho European nations
have alwayB tried tu further their
control in order to'glvc thorn more
THE COMMENCEMENT ORATOR.
Chancollor Andrews announced at
chapel yesterday that Booker T.
Washington, tho great southern ne
gro educator ana orator had expressed
a willingness to dellvor tho com
mencement oration in June, if tho
senior class should elect him. This
announcement Is tho result of an ex
tensive correspondence carried on by
the chancollor in conjunction with a
committee from tho senior class, to
secure asultablo class orator.
Booker T. Washington is easily the
leader of his race, lie ib an incessant
woikor, preaching, lecturing and
making addresses, nearly evory day,
and besides directing tho suporin
tendanco of tho groat negro school,
tho Tuskegco Normal and Industrial
Institute. lie Is a constant studont
of tho social and economic problems
especially of tho negro race. Har
vard gave him a doctorate last year.
Ho will deliver tho commencomont
oration there noxt Juno.
Tho university would do well to
cat so great and enthusisatlc a man
to deliver the commencement oration.
The annual athletic meet will bo
held next Friday afternoon t three
o'clock In tho gymnasium. It promis
es to bo one of unusual strength.
More men are now training fur ath
letic work thqn ever before at this
time of tho year. It is thought that
soveral recordB will be broken. Tho
strongest ovents will bo thefonco
vault, bar snap and tho poio vault.
Medals will bo glvon tho winner
of oach ovont.
Tho events and contestats are as
Fence Vault: Kollogg, Corr and
nigh-bar Snap: Corr, Loonard and
Polo Vault: Kellogc, MaoDonald
Shot Put: Storch, T. J. Hewitt
and T.M. Howitt.
High Jump: Kellogg, Leonard ana
Throo Broad Jumps: McComb, Mo
Gullough and Hamilton.
Exercises to Begin Thursday Mid
winter Commencomont Pro
gram to bo Rendered
"'. The program for tho Charter day
exorcises has oeon givon out as fol
lows: Thursday, Fobruary 13.
4:00 pm. Meeting board of rogonts.
5:30 pm , Informal gathering of
mombors of tho Sicma Xi society,
tho parlors ot tho Liindoll hotel.
" (1:00 pm., annual banquet of tho
Sigma XI soolty. Llnaoll hotel.
8:45 pm., annual address before
tho Sigma XI society with lantern
Illustrations, University nail. Sub
ject: Tho Records nf the Great Ico
Ago in tho Upper Mississippi Valloy,
Samuel Calvin, University of Iowa.
Friday, February 14.
10:00 am., presentation of alumni
2:00 pm., all departments of tho
university open to tho public.
Music by cadet band, Grant Mem
Review of cadotbattallion.
Inspection by tho governor and his
Drill by Pershing Rifles, Memorial
3:00 pm. Annual indoor athletic
contest- and exhibition. Memorial
Thirty-third Annual Charter day
8:00 pm, Memorial Hall, Music,
Charter Day oration. "Abraham
Lincoln." General John C. Black.
Conferring of Degrees.
Tickets will bo given out to the
public. Announcements of the time
of distribution will be made later.
Elihu Root. New York; Edward D.
Whi to, Louisiana; Charles D. Wal
cott, District of Columbia; Carroll D.
Wright, District of Columbia.
Mr. Carneglo submits tho following
statement of the aims and purposes
of tho Institution.
"It is proposed to found in tho city
of Waslngton, In tho spirit of Wash
ington, an Institution whloh, with
tho co-oporatlon of institutions now
or heroaftor estaolished hero or else
where, shall, In tho broadest and
most llboral manner oncourago in
vestigation, research and discovery;
oncourago tho application of know
ledge to tho improvomont of man
kind; provido such buildings, labora
tories, books and apparatus as may bo
noeded, and afford instruction of an
advanced charaotor to students when
ever and whorovor found, insido or
outside of schools, properly qualified
to profit tboroby."
Tho Delian lltornry socioty uavo' a
snoolal musical program Friday even
ing. Tho numbers wore all from tho
workB of Schubert, the groat Gorman
composer. MIbs Suslo Doano and
Clara Smoub gave as a piano duet,
tho stately military march, for an
opening ' number. Miss Williams
read a oarofully prepared paper on
Schubert and his works, oxplalnin
how each of his great productions
wero tho results of sudden inspiration.
Miss Lotta Talcott sang two boautlful
contralto solos, and Miss Binford
followed with a piano solo "nark.
Hark tho Lark." which wasexquislt
ly rendered. "Tho Serenade" was
given by Mr. Husted with tho violin.
Ho responded toanenco:e. Mr. Boos
trom sang, "My Sylvia," and Miss
Loucks closed with "Tho Er?
king." Tho last piece, ono of tho
most beautiful of Schubort's de
scriptive compositions, was beauti
The socioty adjourned for two
weeks owing to tho Charter day exer
cises next Friday ovonjng.
Professor Morso of tho department
of oleotrical engineering will address
tho university convocation tomorrow
TnE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY.
The personnel of tho board of trus
tees of tho National University re
cently endowed by Andrew Carnegie
is as follows:
Ex-offlolo, tho president; of tho
United States, the president of tho
United States sonato, tho spoakor of
the houso of representatives, tho sec
retary of tho Smithsonian Institute,
tho president or tho National Aoad
omy of Soienoos, Grovor Olovoland,
Now Jersay; John S. Billings, Now
York; William N. Frow, Pennsylvan
ia; Lyman H. Gage,lllinois; Daniel
O. Gilm an, Maryland; John Hay. Dls
triot of Columbia; Abram S. Hewitt,
New Jersey; Honry L. Higginson,
Massachusetts; Henry Hitchcock,
Missouri; Charles L. Hutobinson, Il
linois; William Lindsay, Kentucky;
Seth Low, New York; Wayno Mac
Voagb, Pennsylvania; D. O. Mills,
California; S. Woir Mltohell, Penn
sylvania; VVW. Morrow, California;
DR. WARD HONORED.
Dr. II. B. Ward has received a
communication from tho Czar of
Russia through tho Prime Minister
of that country asking him to act as
ono of tho commissioners at a meet
ing of international scientific men to
bo held in that country tho lattor
part of this month.
Dr. Ward was forced morely to ac
knowledge tbo high honor extended
to him as ho will bo unable-to at-tond.
At tho University of Chicago, a
class in statistics is making an at
tempt to asscertaln the expenses of
students during their college course
and for that purpose blank books
havo been distributed among the
students, to bo filled out. No namo
need bo signed, so tbero is no doubt
that tho slips will bo promptly iillod
out. Minnesota Dally News.
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