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VOL. III. NO. 63
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, J904.
PRICE 3 CENTS
Henry Waterson Will Address
Yesteiday morning it was announced
that Col. Henry Waterson, editor of
(he Louisville Courier-Journal, had
been secured to deliver the commence
ment oration before the Senior class
n June. A brief correspondence on the
part of "the Senior committee on the
class oration yielded this desirable re
sult, and University people are con
gratulating themsolvcs upon tho selec
tion made. Hardly a more popular and
able speaker could have been selected
for tho occasion, and the committee la
to bo commended for the rapid and
successful results ootalned.
Colonel Waterson Is a man of the
type who have made history In this
country, and his achievements In the
political field have had an inlluentlal
effect in tho moulding of government
policies. Ho 18 probably the most bril
liant editorial writer in tho country,
and is a widely recognized authority
upon social and political questions. His
qualifications as a political leader
have made him In the past one of tho
leading men of his party and a pres
He is a man of strong character and
marked personality. His oratorical
powers are well known, as well as his
range of voice and resourcefulness.
While a young man, immediately after
tho Civil War, he took charge of tho
Louisville Courier, with which tho
journal of that citywas since consoli
dated, and built up a great newspaper
business and a reputation for himself
as an editor that is excelled by none
in the country.
Dr. Johnson, of the Latin depart
ment, formerly-taught in the county In
Tennessee, where Mr. Waterson was
born, and in speaking of him yester
day, said: "I am greatly pleased to
hear that Colonel Waterson has been
chosen to deliver tho commencement
oration. Ho is without exception the
best known editorial writer In tho
country. Ho Is what might be called a
typical country gentleman, being pol
ished and courteous, but also aristo
cratic. His pai)er, the Courier-Journal,
has a wldo -circulation in Kentucky
and Tennessee, and is of course looked
upon as the leading paper in that part
of the south. Ho is one of the most
prominent men of the nation, and is
a popular lecturer in the east, especial
ly before the leading clubs."
Many of us have read Mr. Water
son's speeches and orations, some of
which are famous and are incorporat
ed in standard works dealing with
such. He is a man at present promi
nent before the public. It was largely
because of the friendship existing be
tween him and Chancellor Andrews
that he consented to speak, and wo
havo Indeed cause for rejoicing in tho
opportunity of hearing him.
BASKET BALL TOMORROW.
High School Team and Faculty
Tomorrow is the day or tho game,
more properly speaking, - tomorrow
evening is the evening. The teams
have worked and are still working hard
and they deserve tho support of all
Basket ball is claiming more and
more tho attention of the best athletes
throughout the country .and colleges
and universities are giving more time
to It Surely a game 'which can do this
1b most worthy of our support here,
and it is earnestly hoped that the stu
dents will turn out tomorrow night
and turn out in force. Fill the gymna
sium to overflowing, and let the bas
ket ball men see that they have some
supporters In the University, and that
their untiring work day in and day
out Is appreciated a little at least.
Tho faculty team practices three
nights out of tho week, and are getting
In fine trim for Friday night. That
win be a mighty good game from tho
start until the last whistle blows. All
the men who play know the game In
its niceties, and their recent work to
gether hns developed a team which
will bo hard to beat.
There Is a rumor out that another
game with some unknown team has
been scheduled for a week from next
Friday by the management of tho fac
ulty team. There will be a definite ac
count of this later.
After some few weeks of Idleness the
cross country run men met last night
and Jogged out to the fair grounds and
There were seven men out and they
covered about three miles in all
This means the beginning of the
work for the long distance run places
on the track team, and a ecry day
.counts all men who are intending to
try for places will do well to report
for work as soon ars possible. The men
will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays
at 4 p. m., and on Saturdays at 2:30.
CHANGE IN ANNUAL BOARD
C. W. Taylar Resigns and Helen
Streeter Succeeds Him.
Calvin II. Taylor has resigned his
position as editor of the Senior An
nual and Miss Helen Stridor has been
appointed to fill the vacancy. Mr Tay
lor's retirement is due to the fad that
he will bo able to graduate at the end
of the present semester. The Hoard
regrets losing a man of his qualifi
cations and executive ability, but Is
pleased In securing the services of Miss
Streeter, who is possessed of excellent
literary ability, and well fitted for the
The announcement of the change of
editors was made at the meeting of the
board yesterday afternoon. At this
meeting various measures were dis
cussed and the individual members of
the committee reported progress. A
largo amount of material Is In process
of preparation, and from now on mat
ters will bo pushed as rapidly and con
sistently as possible. A strong corps
of artists has been secured and much
headway has been made In the designs.
The work will be pushed will all expedi
tion and tho staff will lend tluir united
efforts toward making the book supe
rior in ovory respect to all preceding
Laws Prepare for Court.
Tho supremo court reporter in the
practice courtB reports that the ilocket
is taking good form. Several cases
have been filed in the supreme and dis
trict courts. Tho first sitting of the
supremo court will take place next
Saturday, and the-flrst term of tho dis
trict court will meet a week later.
Rules of practlpo have been formed.
Cases In mandamus and proceedings
In error from the district court will be
tho first work of tho court.
The following Officers' Program will
be given by the Palladians:
Piano solo, Mr. Cochran.
Sermon, Geneva Bullock, Pres.
Song, Helen Anderson, Sec.
Paper, Leon Chase, Vice Pres.
Recitation, Elizabeth Hawxby, Pro.
Song, Andy Hutton, Music Sec.
Roading, Wilford King, Historian.
Critic's Report, Louis Lightner.
Wright JMtg rju 117 No. nth.
Lincoln Transfer Co. Baggage.
Prof. Taylor Tells of Recent
Meetings in New Orleans.
Professor, Taylor, accompanied by
Mrs. Taylor, and Professor Fling, Ne
braska representatives at the Joint
meeting of tho National Association of
Economics and History, held at New
Orleans, have returned, and Professor
Taylor reports tho mooting the most
successful over held by tho two associa
tions. Ho relates tho following to a
"One of tho chief causes of Interest,
perhaps, was the different surround
ings experienced in the south, nnd the
foct that they secured a large number
of representatives of southern Indus
tries to address tho meetings leading
men in the cotton, tobacco, rico and
i.'ar industries, not members of tho
association, but speaking from a busl
neps standpoint They were listened to
with interest and questions wore asked
"Professor Fling read a very inter
esting paper on tho "Politics connected
with Machault and Maurepas." Pro
fessor Taylor was appointed on a do
bate on "Rent and Interest" Tjn the
contentions and theories of Frank Fil
ter, of Cornell University. On the same
debate were Professor Carver, of Har
vard, Professor Hollonder, of Johns
Hopkins, and D. MeFarland, of Phila
delphia, prominent as tho author of
seeral economic works.
"Tho Creole people of New Orleans
were Interesting In that they use the
French language and show evidences
of Latin civilization. Professor Tay
lor's Idea Is that New Orleans- Is go
ing to be a much greater commercial
city through tho opening of tho Pana
ma canal. Land values have already
gone up in anticipation of this fact.
The French Creoles add much to tho
attractiveness of tho city and it wfll
In time become an American Paris,
where peoplo will go for rest and re
main during cold weather. Thero is a"
fine system of boulevards, tramways,
Bummer resorts and sea shore resorts
on tho salt water lakes.
"Evidences of tho great southern
lumber interests woro observed, and
cotton mills seen all tho way from Ar
kansas through Tennessee, Mississippi
and I ouisiana, cotton being tho almost
oxcluslvo crop, and everywhere the
bales were seen waiting transportation.
Just how much cotton mere Is, is a
question over which tho markets are
"Tho inhabitants of New OrleanB are
extremely hospitable, and excellent ar
rangements for tho meetings had been
made, many of the visitors were ac
companied by their wives and special
receptions "were given for tho ladles.
Among other entertainments, tho'vlslt
ors were, taken on an excursion down
tho Mississippi to "a large sugar es
tate, where there was an immense su
gar houso and one of. tho largest sugar
manufacturing plants in Loulsana.
Most of tho party came away with spe
cimens of sugar cane to take home
as souvenirs. Thero woro numerous
observations on tho status ot the col
ored population, but any one who has
been south knows, all about tho situa
tion, it Is certainly a darK problem.
"Tho boll-weevil was described by
President Hustln of Texas State Agri
cultural College. He could see no
method of exterminating it, or stop
ping Its onward march. Professor
Stubbs thought it worth while to stop
It by Inspecting merchanu.se coming
from the affected districts. On the
other hand, tho United States has a
monopoly in growing cotton, and as
long as it is high priced enQugh It will
pay to grow it in spit of the boll
weevil. As to the negro, tho general
opinion seems to bo he has growh
more and more shirtless, and that be
is gradually being ireplaced on the
plantations and farms by -white labor.
What will become of him ultimately
none ventured to guess.
"Those meetings are becoming in
dlsponslblo to college professors and
yet It Is Impossible to seo how they
are going to attend In view of their
small salaries. Tho expense of at
tending a distant meeting is consider
able, as yet tho legislature has not
taken this view of tho professor'n duty.
Thc'y want a mnchlno to teach nt tho
lowest prlco, but they forget that with
out olung up and repairs tho machin
ery muBt fail.
'For Nebraska It was quito an honor
to have three reproBentathes on tnc
program, while tho participants woro
In like manner benofltod by tho privi
lege of attending tho meeting. Tho
large attendance of southern profeB
foro was an advantage. Tulano Uni
versity, at New Orleans, Is a fine Insti
tution, and hospitably offered very
pleasing occommodntlons for' the meet
ings. Some of tho sessions woro held
in tho old Cabildo capltol in tho Fronch
quarter. This building has como down
from Spanish times as Is now used as
a court house. One of tho sessions of
tho Historical association was attend
ed by officers of a Spanish cruiser,
which came thero to help in tho colo
bratlon of tho Louisiana purchase."
Professor Ross, who was originally
appointed for a discussion of sociology
and history, could not bo present, nnd
his place hnd to bo filled by a substitute.
WESLAYANS WIN GAME.
Seniors Outplayed and Lose by
The Wesloyan toam dofeated the Se
niors in thc-gymnafllum last evening
by a score of 25 to 22. Tho teams were
very etenly matched and tho outcomo
was In doubt until thoN final score was
announced. Tho play at all times waa
fast and snappy. The Seniors main
tained the aggressive throughout and
suffered somewhat severely at tho
hands of tho referee, Wesloyan mak
ing a majority of her scores on fouls.
During tho first half Wesloyan was
awarded eight fouls to one .for tho Se
niors. Tho play opened with tho Seniors do
fending tho east baskot Milok throw
the flrBt baskot aftor about half a min
ute of furious play. Wesloyan fol
lowed this by throwing a foul. A sec
ond try for foul failed, but a basket
waa thrown immediately after. An
other basket was thrown by Wesloyan
soon aftor. Mollk relloved tho monot
ony by throwing a basket for tho Se
niors, but Wesleyan throw, two fouls
and a basket. Two more fouls wore
thrown by Wesloyan before tho call of
time, but baskets T)y Tynor, Noyes,
Luddon and Mellk, together with a foul
by Ludden brought tho Senior's total
score up to 13. Wesleyan's score
Tho second half was oven fiercer
than the first. Noyes throw a foul for
tho Seniors and followed it with a fine
bnskot from tho middle of tho floor,
after Wesleyan had mlssed-a foul. Wes
loyan took a brace, howover, and threw
two baskets and two fouls In quick
succession Noyes throw another bas-'
ket, followed by ono for Wesloyan. Sev
eral fouls for Wesloyan and alternating
baskets for both sides, brought tho
final score to 25 to 22 n favor of Wes
leyan. Mllok won great applauso short
ly before time was called by a very
difllcult throw for a baskot
Tho line-up follows:
Ludden forward Atwopd
Noyes center Lowell
Tyner guard Smith
Tho officials were IJnyert, umpire;
and Morrell, referee,
Union Shining Parlor, 1018 0 St
Chairs, and ladies and gentlemen,
Leming'B, ice cream and candy: lltk
and LSte. ' i w
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