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The Daily Nebraskan.
VOL. 2. NO. 21,
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1902.
PRICE THREE CENTS-
VARSITY WORKED HARD
Scrubs Make Their first Score
Demand for More Enthus
iasm Gates Open
Tho vnrsity played poorer football
than usual last night, but finally suc
ceeded In defeating the scrubs, 1l-f.
The practice was held behind locked
gates, only a few being admitted to
the game. For the first time during
the season the varsity's goal was
crossed and this wan due to the poor
playing of the first team.
With the ball in the center of the
field the scrubs punted. A fumble on
the part of a varsity man followed and
Mellck gaining possession of the pig
skin, crossed the goal line for a touch
down. Goal was missed.
Aftr a brief rest the scrubs kicked
to Benedict on the 10 yard line. An
other fuNnhle followed and the ball
rolled baelh In attempting to kick out
of danger still another fumble fol
lowed and the scrubs gained possession.
For a few minutes it seemed likely that
they would score again, but the var
sity got the ball and In a few hard
plays pushed the ball over the scrubs'
The game throughout was full of
fumbles and rank plays. Lack of gin
ger was manifestly evident and the
game was a Bad exhibition of good foot
ball. The trouble seems to be a lack of
spirit among the players that extends
throughout the school. The team Is
undergoing rigid training preparatory
to the Minnesota game and It is dis
heartening to say the least to work
and train throughout the season and
receive scanty support.
Of course when the gates are barred
to visitors it is hard to show any spirit,
but Thursday afternoon the field will
be open to everyone, and everybody In
terested In the team and the reputation
of the university should be present.
The team will leave Thursday night
Bhortly after tho practice. Let every
one be present at this last practice
game tho same as-lf It were an Inter
collegiate game. The scrubs are putting
up a game every night that equals the
exhibition that Grlnnell gave last Sat
urday. After the practice be prepared
to escort tho team to the train and
give them a loyal send off. An effort
will be made to get out the band to
lend Its charm to tho occasion. Fuller
details will bo given later.
The names of Cotton and Englehart
have been added to tho training table
Uncoil Academy flourishes.
The Lincoln Academy has at last
moved and Is now completely located
In its new home on North 14th street.
The new building faces the west and
is well equipped with cement pave
ments and curb steps. The spacious
porch and largo entrances are signifi
cant of a hearty welcome and give to
the visitor an hearty reception.
The building itself Ib a large nine
room structure that reaches well back
into the block and Is furnished with
all the modern conveniences. The stu
dents of tho academy will enjoy the
privileges of hot and cold water, bath
and toilet, and furnace heat. The
building is lighted with the Wtfsbach
light. It is finished througout with
hard pine and furnished with floors of
Tho rooms are so arranged that they
can bo thrown open into one large hall
or several smaller rooms as occasion
may require They will boou bo fitted
out with Ilylo plate blackboards and
caln-bottomed chairs, with arm rest
similar to those at tho university.
C. O. Crane, the university electri
cian, has connected the academy with
tho system at the university so that
bells will ring throughout the building
at the same moment that they are
sounded In the university.
An attractive feature of the now of
fice' has been supplied by the Ross Cur
tis company, in the way of a framed
frieze of photograture copies of old
masterpieces, which adds greatly to the
attractiveness of the apartment.
The management of the academy Is
formulating plans for greater work in
the new home and anticipates results
of a gratifying nature. The list of
teachers is an indication of the work
carried on. Miss Nellie Dean has charge
of the department of Latin. Mr. L. E.
Ayles worth, ancient history; MIbb
Laura Puffer, algobra; Miss Ellen
FranklBh, plane geometry; Mr. Erie
Spafford. solid geometry; Miss Flor
ence McGahey, algobra; Mr. J. D. Das
enbrock, German; Mr. J. D. Elliott,
Caesar and Cicero; and Miss Florence
Hartell, phyBlcs and chemistry.
In addition, MIbb Virginia Hoffman,
of the executive office of the university,
carries a class In shorthand two even
ings In every week.
Outside of the dally routine, there
are either under contemplation or In
actual running order, social functions
of various sorts. A girls' social hour
club will meet every two weeks with
Mrs. Hodgman. Refreshments will be
served on these occasions and helpful
talks enjoyed by tho girls of the
academy. The girls will alBo have bas
ketball practice under the direction of
Miss Dean. The development of a for
midable team is among the possibili
ties. Tho boys are enthusiastic over ath
letics and will also put out teams. Mr.
DaBebnbrock, as coach of the football
team, is developing a line that claims
to be able to meet anything from tho
university first eleven to tho Lincoln
Tho academy, in Its new location,
will bo in a position to improve upon
oven Its own commendable work. Tho
departments of physics and chemistry
will remain In the Windsor building,
because it is found that the new build
ing is not large enough for recitation
roomB, office and laboratory.
Voices of men wishing to sing in
the University Glee Club will be tested
tonight at 7:30 in the old chapel.
DISCUSSION OF STRIKE
Albert Watklns tf Lincoln Ex
plains Present Conditions
of the Labor
Students and members of tho faculty
attended convocation exercises yester
day In large numbers of hear Mr. Wat
kins speak on the anthracite coal
strike. Prof. Fossler presided, and
read two jM)oms; one by Van Dyke en
titled "Work," and the other from the
New England magazine entitled
"Which." Tho quartet then rendered a
selection, after which Mr. WatklnB was
After poking some fun at the politi
cians Mr. Watklns took up the strike
situation. He said that formerly the
work In the mines was performed by
English speaking miners, but finally
the Slavs, with the low standard of liv
ing were Introduced. A Btruggle Inevi
tably resulted between the two races.
The only way In which the English
speaking miners could prevent a de
crease In wages was by getting the
Slavs to join the union. This they
succeeded in doing. The real Issue then
was, should the mine operators treat
with the union ,as an organization.
This Is the important problem and a
very difficult one.
Rut, said Mr. WatklnB, tho outlook
seems encouraging. Because a problem
is difficult to solve there Is no reason
why an attempt at solution ought not
to be made. There 1b no such condition
as "let good enough alone," said tho
speaker. In the consideration of Im
portant questions wo must keep in
mind the Idea of relativity. Wo must
try to mako conditions better, oven
though wo are unable to reach tho Ideal
condition. Life Is a struggle. Even
in Christian organizations persons do
not pretend to be perfect Christians;
they are Christian endeavorerB.
Why Is sympathy not with tho oper
ators. BecaiiBO they come Into court
with dirty hands. They violate tho laws
of tho state which provide that mine
operators shall not engage In the busi
ness of common carriers. They havo
violated the inter-state commerce act,
and stand indicted by tho report of
tho industrial commission.
Tho questions involved in the strlko
situation pertain to wages and tho lib
erty to work. Are tho wages high
enough and are laborers compelled to
go to work? According to our laws a
laborer may work or remain Idle as
he pleases; the operator may work his
mines or bring about a coal famine.
There are two remedies for the condi
tions, said Mr. Watklns. They are ar
bitration and public ownership. Tho
present strike has emphasized the fact
that we are fast coming to believe In
compulsory arbitration, and public
ownership. Men are changing their
views on these Important questions.
The people are beginning to understand
that the laws of competition do not
work effectively under proaent Indus
trial conditions. It would bo difficult
to enforce tho rulings of a court of
compulsory arbitration, but with a
strong public Bontlment back of It,
good results would be accomplished.
Tho coal strike has brought ub faco
to face with the fact that wo havo nog
lected to solve tho Important questions
of tho day, that comptotltlon works but
In concluding his remarks the speak
er said the strlko would seem to
"place" the people with the politician.
"We havo boon trying to llvo under
tho two party system which haa be
come obsolete in other countiios."
To such an extent as tho strike haB
caused people to realize the gravity of
the Industrial situation It has been a
blcBBlng. There has been n rapid
change among prominent men. Even
tho conservative members of both par
ties aro taking a stand In favor of com
pulsory arbitration or governmental
State Educators Convention.
The annual convention of the State
Superintendents' and Principals' asso
ciation will be held in tho art gallery,
Oct. 16-18. During the session tho most
Important questions relating to school
affairs that have more recently come
Into public view will bo discussed. Fol
lowing Is the program for Thursday
"May not the university (or college)
now Bafely matriculate a pupil merely
on presentation of four years' credit
from an accredited school without any
specification of subjects?" Prof. H. W.
DlBciiBslon: Principal Waterhouso,
Omaha; Dr. J. I. Lees, Lincoln.
"Common Mistakes of Smaller
Schools." Inspector J. W. Crabtreo.
Y. M. C. A. Ping-Pong.
The most popular place on tho cam
pus has been the Y. M. C. A. since tho
new ping-pong table has been in
stalled. A regulation table and ping
pong set was placed in tho Y. M. C. A.
fiont room Monday. Since then the
room has been filled with those watch
ing tho plays. Secretary Ross said to
diy that a tournament would bo pulled
off in the near future as many of tho
experienced are anxious to test their
A piano has been placed In tho
rooms. Prayer meetings will hence
forth be held In the rooms and all the
students aro Invited to spend tho half
hour from 7 to 7:30 on Thursday even
ings with the men. An extended song
aorvico will be Introduced and If well
attended will be made a permanent fea
ture of the meetings.
The people In Nebraska hall were
very indignant a day or two ago at
the carelessness of a drayman who ran
Into the Carolina poplar tree Just south
of the building. As a result of this
carelessness a big piece of bark was
broken loose, and the life of tho tree
endangered. This Is the second time
that this tree has suffered within a few
months, and there Is talk of prosecu
tion in case of further Injury.
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