The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 11, 1902, Image 1
, JJ '""""Is. 'f' The Daily Nebraskan ! -? VOL. I, NO. 1 08. LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1902. THREE CENTS ; i 1? ft 4 MOORE TQ STUDENTS Pormcr Secretary of the University Y. M. 0. A. DiB0U88a8 tho Development of Students Eeligious Activities John S. Mooro spoke at convocation yesterday morning on the theme of the religious activity among eoMogo stu dents. He quoted President Patten of Princeton and President Adams of Wisconsin university, both as express ing great satisfaction and hopefulness because of the healthy, strong, organ ized movement among ollege men in Christian work. The Christian organization, he said, is many fold the largest and strong est college fraternity today. He men tioned but three ways in which this actually is manifesting itself. First, in Bible stutiy. Seven years ago this institution had less than a dozen men doing systematic daily Bible study. Now it has 112 men so engaged. Out of a membership of 40,000 in the col lege Christian associations in this country, one-half that number are studying the Bible daily, second, tho missionary activity. Since 188G, when tne Student Volunteer movement was organized, over 5,000 young men and women have decided to go to the field, and 1,900 have already sailed. These were among the best students in their respective schools. The third way in which this great activity is manifest ing itself is in the new type of col lege men it is producing. The associa tion man today enters heartily into athletics and all forms of healthful col lege activities, and is a thoroughly representative man. He has broadened his vision and at the same time his splu re of influence. Mr. Moore cited as a case in hand the fact that Mc Cracken of the University of Pennsyl vania, who had trained more than two years for a certain athletic event at Paris during the exposition two years ago, let the medal pass from under his hand because he refused to compete for it on the Sabbath. Such a man has broad and liberal views of right and wrong and has the moral courage to stand for right and brand wrong as wrong when he sees it. JUNIOR CLASS MEETING. An enthusiastic meeting of the junior class was held in tho old chapel yesterday. Tho meeting was called to consider the much talked of reception to tho senior class. Tho discussion waxed warm, calling forth eloquence and wit. Some changes were made in tho mode of carrying on class affairs which, it is thought, will stir up spirit and secure TlrmerlnTppoTtfrom a, large majority of tho class. The motion to give the seniors a royal reception was carried unanimously. Because of a lack of time complete arrangements were not made. President Black will announce committees later. INVESTIGATIONS BY AN ALUM NUS. Tho following letter, together with a largo picture of the hereinafter de scribed articles, was recently received at tho university museum. Sinco it comes from an alumnus it may be of value to those especially interested in (urios. It is gratifying to hear that some of tho alumni are ..evoting somo of their time to the cause of science. Tho letter as received says: "Tho bonoological specimens pic tured in the enclosed photo were dis covered and brougni together by the indefatigable explorer and collector, Major Pug-Pup, who, unaware of their great value, useu tnem to decorate and adorn the somewhat neglected lawn of his friends, the family. The ostensible head of the family, who is somewhat noted as possessing a large and varied amount of unreliable knowledge pertaining to the study of bones, cheerfully undertook the task of naming them. It was interesting to know the altogether unique collection and also their habits. Beefcritterithenium nil inaris This animal was largely used for food for which purpose it was wonderfully adapted. Hazelsplitterodon porkchopltherious. This animal obligingly contributed a membraneous integument for envelop ing sausage meat and also olly-grlstly-bony-indigestible substance, called porkchops. It was also covered with a kind of coarse hair used in the man ufacture of bristle brushes with which tho artists of tho old world painted $50,000 paintings henco tho great value of this animal. Maryslambodon hypo, eticalis This animal was known for its hop, skip and Jumping proclivities a strict vege tarian and therefore not considered dangerous. A great thlrster after knowledge, and it is said to have fol lowed Mary to "school one day, al though it was against the rule," and what made tho lamb love Mary so re mains to this day an unsettled ques tion in tho minus of our greatest in vestigators. Jackrabbitaus gitupandglttlcus This fleet animal was occasionally over taken by tho hunters' bullet (when both were not traveling In tho same direction). It ,ad ears large enough for a grown person and was of a rapid ly retiring disposition. Cottontallensis Nebraskensis Was noted for a wad of white fluffy hair carried in a highly ostentatious manner at the end opposite tho head. Its uso is unknown as it was not prehensile and therefore could not have been of Borvice in climbing trees in search of its favorite food, tho bark of tho Bon Davis or tho Jonathan. Should the major bring to notice other prehistoric remains, will photo graph and forward them to you. Your fend, j. b. J. - ASKS FOR FUNDS Oollego Sottlomont Association Makes a Statomont of Conditions. Now Plans Eoquiro Money. Tho College Settlement association presents tho following report to its pa trons and frienus. In the fall of 1900 Mr. Hartley donated a lot at tho cor ner of Twenty-first and N streets. With the hope of securing its own home your board raised ..iring 1900 some $900, an amount deemed sufneicnt to secure, remove and repair an old house adequate to Its needs. Through no fault of ours this plan failed. Your committee then decided to build a new home, finish and pay for it gradually as funds came In. Possibly we have "built too large," but we believe not. The house Is 28x3G feet, and for our purposes practically four stories high; a seven-foot basement, well lighted, two full stories above, with a good at tic. The building is now almost ready for the plasterer, but to push it this far along we have had to go Into debt something like $200 or $300. We have paid out on it so far $971.25, and every thing is paid for except labor for lay ing floor, the lath and a portion of the lumber bill. Ail this work had to be done to make the house safe and solid, except lathing, and wo get our labor free for that by doing it now. To raise a portion wo hope a largo por tion of tho money to finish the build ing, we are to have in April a play given by tho department of elocution, and a lecture by Miss Jano Addams of Chicago. Professor Prevey will be come our "resident" and manager in tho fall of 1902, a guarantee we believe of permanent and complete success. Plans are under way, and wo hope the work may start again in our own home with the opening of tho university, September, 1902. Lastly, we need somo $300 now or by April 1. May wo not ask that each one will appoint himself a committee to bring his cash, or send his check, to the treasurer, H. W. Cald well, soon? One dollar or fifty accepta ble. Larger amounts not refused. Wo know how liberal you have been in tho past; will you not give us tho privilege of thanking you anew? Truly, THE COLLEGE bETTLEMENT ASSOCIATION. ENGLISH 12 DEBATE. The debate in English 12 yesterday afternoon in tho old chapel from 2 to 4 o'clock was on the introduction into Nebraska of the Gothenburg system of dealing with tho liquor traffic. Messrs. R. C. James, J. S. Schuyleman, G. M. Peters and Ira Ryner were the principal speakers. W. Y. Thornbury has gone to Ran dolph to take charge of the schools for a few weeks' during the absence of the principal. ALPHA TAU OMEGA AT MINNE SOTA. Monday morning Linn M. Hunting ton returned from Minneapolis, whoro ho had been to install, in conjunction with Prof. E. T. Lyon of tho Univer sity of Chicago, a chapter of tho Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the Unlvorslty of Minnesota. Tho installation cere monies were held In the banqueting rooms of the West hotel on Saturday evening and were followed by an elab orate banquet. Among tho toasts was "Alpha Tau Omega" from Professor Lyon, and "Alpha Tau and Western Extension" from Mr. Huntington. Dur ing the evening telegrams of congratu lation were received from Congressman Pago Morris of Duluth, Irving Bachel lor, author of "Eben Holden" and "DrI and I;" E. R. Morrison of Kansas City, who will be remembered by tho older students, and from a largo number of the chapters of the fraternity. A chapter of Alpha Tau Omega was Installed at tho University of Kansas this fall, and at the Unlvorslty of Colo rado last spring. ENGINEERING NOTES. There will be a meeting of the En gineering society Wednesday at 7:30 P. m. D. H .Rich will addresB the meeting. Mr. Rich Is connected with tho Lin coln Gas and Electric company and Is a graduate of tho university of tho class of '96. Professor Stout wont to McCook and Culbertson Saturday. He returned on Monday. C. D. Biggersta'ff has returned from Ashland, where he went to secure tim ber for testing purposes. Ho was very successful. Tho engineering annual board haa received several designs for the cover of the annual. As yet they have not decided which one to accept. The class In tho steam engineering laboratory has been getting a little practical experience in practical work. Each week two or three men are re quired to fire the boilers under the su pervision of John Green and thus theory is combineu with practice. Tho boys enjoy it greatly. Each man in the dynamo laboratory is required to run tho lighting plant one evening under the supervision of Tom Lawrence. He 1s required to throw all the switches, start all tho machinery and shut down the plant E. W. Cuff, who won distinction as a football player last season, has given up school to accept a position in a bank at Butte,. Neb. Mr. Cuff will not return td school next year. i . . - ' a ? 1 8. ffl 1 tii '! i tOl 5 "' Aj m.c- .. t , if,v. .': 1 '