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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY X, 1903.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
NEXT YEAR'S SCHEDULE
Illinois Gime on Thanksgiving
An Iowa Match An As
sured fact Other
The Athletic board met yesterday
during tho convocation hour and au
thorized the closing of the contract
with Illinois for the Thanksgiving
game. The contest carries with it a
guaranteo of $1,500 and the option of
naif of the gate receipts.
A two-year contract lias been entered
into with Iowa, whereby Nebraska
plays at Iowa City tho coming season,
Iowa playing in Lincoln in 1904.
It has boon five years since Nebraska
and Iowa met on the gridiron and the
cordial relations now existing between
these two institutions will do much
to advance football in this pnrt of the
Nebraska wil play the University of
Denver on October 'A at Denver
The schedule up to date for I '.)(): is
Lincoln High School - September 19.
Doane or Uellevue September 26.
Denver University, at Denver- Octo
Minnesota or Missouri October 17 or
Iowa, at Iowa City October 31.
Kansas November 14.
Illinois, at Lincoln Thanksgiving
Thomas B. Heed
Professor Barber spoke at convoca
tion yesterday, taking for his subject,
"Thomas B. Reed." The speaker said
Thomas B. Reed was built on large
lines. Joseph G. Cannon said before
tho Gridiron club of Washington:
"Thomas B Reed, the greatest In in
tellect, the broadest in understanding,
and the most courageous in conviction
of any American statesman I have
known," and Mr. Cannon has known
many, entered public life as a support
er of Lincoln. Senator Hannan said:
"He was a very reat, brainy man, and
no one more than 1 appreciated his
magnificent Intellect and peerless abil
ities." Congress, In adjourning out of
respect for his memory, paid him a
tribute that has been given to but .
three other men in private life in our
nation's history. These men were Ben
ton, Blaine and Alexander Stephens.
ThomaB Brackett Reed was born in
hj 1839 in Portland, Me., where eight gen-
erations of his ancestors had lived. He
was graduated from Bowddln in 1800.
Ho was admitted to the bar in 1865,
served in the legislature in 1868-70, was
attorney general of Maine In 1870-72,
ond city solicitor of Portland. 1874-77.
In the latter year he was elected to
the national house of representatives,
and waB kept there for twenty-two
years. He was. speaker of three ses
sions of congress.
fcjinCe 1899 he practiced law In New
in Washington, whither he had gone
to argue a case before the supreme
When Mr. Reed became speaker he
was confronted by the parliamentary
fiction that a man not voting on a roll
call was considered not present in mak
ing a quorum. With his keen saga
city he saw that with a majority of
only 10 behind him no bills could be
passed except those that the minority
would allow For the first time in fif
teen years every branch of the gov
ernment was in the control of the
same political party Mr. Reed be
lieved Hint the majority had been sent
to Washington to enact laws, and be
prepared, so far as he was concerned,
to take the responsibility of it. He
was elected speaker December 12, 1889.
The contest over the rules was tho
first thing to be considered, and until
this was settled practically nothing
could be done. The vote stood 161
yeas. 2 nays and 165 not voting. Im
mediately the question was raised of
"no quorum voting," whereupon the
speaker directed die clerk to record the
names of those present and refusing to
ote. He also refused to entertain dila
The Fifty-second congress, demo
cratic, with .Mr. Crisp, of Georgia, as
speaker, omitted the quorum rule in
the new code, hut retained the one on
Mr. Reed, with lus party at his back,
had all sorts of fun in blocking legis
lation mat they did not liKe. The Fifty-third
coflgn lis finally re-enailid the
rule. Since then it has remained un
disturbed. The estimates placed upon Mr. Reed's
character seem in genernl to be Just
A very general regret is voiced in the
press that he closed his career while
still in full possession of his splendid
In his private and domestic life the
great statesman was admirable. His
solid integrity and moral uprightness
were never questioned. Even his se
verest critic says that "he remained
poor when he tould easily have been
Mr. Reed's language abounded in epi
grams. The "Nation speaks of him as
"one whose words crystallite into epi
grams aB they touch the air" He was
the greatest wit In congress and gained
h.s first notoriety uy a witty reply
He was a man of remarkable self-control
We can not call Mr. Reed a great
constructive statesman. He originated
little legislation. He had little oppor
tunity for that. During fourteen of the
twenty-two years he was In congress
his party was In the minority Six of
the remaining eight years he was in
the chair. Then too, he was by nature
a critic or an advocate. But he wielded
a great influence in legislation. HIb
speeches for or against a measure were
for years an Important, If not a de
ciding factor. It has been saiil that
he could not make a long speech. He
did not have to. He could express his
thoughts In a few words.
SOME WORKS 0E ART
State Art Association Holds Its
Annual Exhibition Works
of American Artists
tracts the attention of visitors from
many other paintings by artists of na
With such rare works of art aH these
and many that are not here mentioned,
hanging in our own gallery, tho stu
dents of the university ought to feel
It a duty to themselves aB well as to
the Art association to attend and help
to increase the proceeds and obtain one
or more of the paintings to keep In the
The University of Pennsylvania's
swimming tournaments are held semi-
The art exhibit at the university,
which was opened on the 26th of last
month, and will remain open to the
public until next Wednesday, offers an
excellent opportunity for all who ap
preciate good art to study the best
American artists and their master
During the meetings of the state
teachers' association the gallery was
full of visitors who were eager to
learn and to see. Since the met tings
closed, lioweer, the art rooms have
not been so well visited. The students
of the university are evidently not ap
preciating the value of having such a
collection of good prodm tlons within
easy reach At any rate l hey fall to
take advantage of the opportunity and
visit the art 100:11s. The people of the
city are indeed more appreciative and
congregate at the gallery, both morn
ing and afternoon So intensely Inter
ested are they that they are sending
the- children of the' various schools in
to see and study the ph tines. From 9
te 12 o'( lock n. m.. and lrorn 2 to 4
p m., eager, happy children, led by
their teachers, stream into the library
building, where- the- gallery is located.
All who visit the exhibit express
themselvis as well pleased and are
anxious to see others enjeiy the plea
sures and benefits that an hour or two
viewing the pictures affords. That the
best productions of such famous art
ists as C H Davis, W H. Howe. Birge
Harrison. E. C. Tarbell and Elliott
Daingerfield hang on the' walls of the
art room ought te be sufficient to create
absorbing interest in the exhibition.
Among the paintings are several
pictures that are general favorites.
"Summer Clouds," by C H. Davis, the
greatest of American landscape paint
ers, commands the attention and ad
miration of almost every visitor. This
is one; of Davis' best works and Is
known abroad as well as at home. The
picture 1b valued at $2,500.
"The Red House," and "Cathedral
Gate," by Blrge Harrison, .attract the
attention of all. In these two produc
tions the coloring Is unusually fine.
"Night." by J. C. Nlcoll," 1b a piece
of worit that has become famous. It
won the Lronze medal at the Pan
American exposition at Buffalo, and Is
valued at $2,000.
William H. Hawes' two paintings,
"Winter in Manchester" and "Monarch
of the Brandywine. are excellent
scenes of farm life. The price of the
latter is $600.
The greatest painting in the gallery
Is "The Holy Family." by Daingerfield,
valued at $6,000. ' In this production tho
coloring Is of a superior quality.
Several Lincoln artists are repre-
Butler County Reunion
A social gathering of Butler county
students will be held tonight at Palla
elian hall A general Invitation is ex
tended to all those who have atteneled
and are now attending college from
Butler county. This includes students
from all the colleges in and about Lin
coln The committee on arrangements
expee t an attendance of about sixty or
River Captains to Talk
The meeting ef the State- Historical
society, which will be he'ld at 8 o'clock
p. m.. on Tuesday and Wednesday ef
next week in Memorial hall, will fur
nish an interesting program. The prin
cipal topic to be discussed is "Earlv
Steainboating on the Missouii." A
number of old river captains will be
present to relate their experiences anel
discuss the various phases of the early
navigation of the Missouri.
Academy Girls to Play
'I ne girls' basket ball team of the
Lincoln Academy haa accepted an In
vitation from the Tceumseh high
school team for a match to take place
in the latter town some time this
month. Those playing on the Academy
team are Misses Edna Baker, Ruth
Baker, Cameron, Rlancha.nl, Meyer and
Bryan. The Tecumseh team is In
charge of Miss Hannah I'illsbury. las;
year's captain of the university team
This Is, its second year of organl.utloii
The Academy team is not at all confi
dent of winning, hut hopes to score,
and in any case looks forwanl to an
School of Music Notes
Miss Bess Burruss will return today
from a visit at Nebraska City.
The Schubert concert will take place
some time the last of January.
The world 1b a school where Hunkers
are not given a second examination.
The regular monthly pupils' recital
of the conservatory will take place
about tho 13th of January.
Mr. Philip Hudson and Miss Vera
Upton are supplying the places of Mr.
Johnston and Miss Burruss In convo
cation during their absence.
Yale will lose seven members of the
first eleven this year by graduation.
Ohio state university has organized a
York. He died on tho 7th of December monthly.
sented In the exhibition. The produc- fencing club with a membership of
Hon by Miss Hayden, "Haycocks," At- twenty-seven.
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