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VOL. m. NO. (49. UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY.MAY )5, I904
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BASE BALL I
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teams and tho judges was held, nt
which final airangenicnts were mndo
regarding the instructions and other
matters The follow lug were the in
'The fudge shall award the deci
sion to the team which In their opin
ion is the morF skillful in donate. By
skill In debate is meant: (1) Ai curate
knowledge of the subject. (2) Logical
analysis. CJ) Cogency of argumenta
tion. (4) Skill In rebuttal; and (!")
Clearness adn effectiveness of presen
tation." The Nebraska team was greeted with
enthuplastic cheeis as It stepped Into
the pit. As to who should first tackle
Washington was not decided until the
first Washington man. Homer Daven
port, law '05. had been speaking some
sevFn minutes. During that time Iee
and M( Reynolds were following , him
closely, ready to jump in, When he
finally struck the commerce argument
squarely. Lee let go. and McReynolds
prepared to attack him. Mr. Daven
port's s'gumeut was mainly a mixture
of narrative and commerce He spoke
with great clearness and ease, but as
one of the St. Louis papers expressed
it the next morning. Nebraska made
him an object of "Instant and igorous
attae k "
McReynolds dioe home Nebraska's
analysis, which all three judges afteix
wards said was absolutely fair. Then
he bowled over Washington's argument
that the jMonroe Doctrine was obso
lete, and then hit their commerce ar
gument squarely. This commerce ar
gument. Judges Woodburn and Weath
erly characterized as simply bed-rock.
With this commerce argument Wash
ington could do nothing.
The second Washington speaker was
Armstrong, law '05. who Ignored Ne
braska's commerce argument and ran
headlong into Lee, Nebraska's second
I eo hammered on refutation of
the "obsolete' argument, knocked over
Armstrong's contention that the Mon
roe Doctrine transgressed the eco
nomic rights of Europe and South
America, and sprang a chart showing
the general progress of South America
in answer to Armstrong's Instability of
argument. After further rapid-fire
refutation he went after Washington's
"Peace and Safety" argument, destroy
ing It completely. He closed by call
ing upon Washington to offer some
substitute for the protection which the
Monroe Doctrine affords.
This substitute was offered by Wash
ington's star man. Sale, medical '07.
an alumnus of Washington, Chicago
and Bonn, Germany. He fell headlong
Into the trap which Nebraska through
Lee had set. His argument brought
forth great applause repeatedly. Un
able to do anything with Nebraska's
original Investigation as set forth In
the charts he undertook to ridicule
(Continued on page 3.)
W. J. BRYAN SPEAKS
Address the Jeffersonian
At 8 o'cloi k this- evening Hon. W J.
Bryan will address the student body
and the citizens of Lincoln on the
pubject of "Principle In Politics."
The meeting will be in Memorial
hall, and under the auspices of the
Jeffersonian "Democratic club of the
University, nn organization which was
founded in 18015. and has taken nn
active part in each successive cam
paign until now, with a membership
of more than one hundred it has be
come a prominent factor among Uni
The meeting will be presided over
by J. A. MuGulie. a former University
ntudent and ex-piesident of the club,
who is now pracHelng law In the city
und was recently endorsed by the I an-
aster county democrats as delegate
to the national coinention at St. Louis
It has been the custom or this club
ever since its organization to have at
least one open meeting in each year
at which a speaker ol national fame
Is secured to address them on some
question of political nature, not for
the 'purpose of exciting party spirit,
but to create home enthusiasm among
the members, so that they will become
Interested in the issues of state and
nation und make an Individual investi
gation. The club should congratulate Itself
upon having secured such Tin able
speaker as Mr. Bryan, never before In
Its history of eight years has it been
able to find a suitable date at which
he could, be present, and now the stu
dents and the clti.ens ot Lincoln bhould
show their admiration for this man.
whom the London Times says: "With
the possible exception of Lords Sals
buxy Is the most eloquent speaker that
ever graced an English nostrum." by
turning out in large numbers.
The Biibject that Mr. Bryan has
hosen certainly appeals to those who
are striving for purer and better pol
itics. It is not a partisan question, but
purely nn appeal for more slrjtJht-for-wnrd
manliness in all parties, and as
one rounded in-experience and full of
his subject he certainly owes the hand
of prominence to no one.
STORY OF DEBATE
Account 'of Winning of Seventh
Straight Vict 07.
Ntebraska's victorious debaters re
turned from St. Louis yesterday after
noon, and were greeted by the band
and an enthusiastic crowd of students.
A procession was formed at the depot,
and led by the band It proceeded up P
slreot and down Eleventh to the Uni
versity grounds. There, amid gpnera'.
demonstrations short ' speeches were
made by Professor Fogg and each of
the threo debaters. They all expressed
their pleasure in the reception accord
ed them and with their experiences
of tho trip In general.
The debate was a remarkably clean
cut victory for Nebraska. A unanlmoui
decision was rendered after less than
one minute of consultation. In fact
the conclusion was arrived at almost
Instantly, as one of the judges ex
pressed IL The overwhelming force or
Nebraska's argument is best shown by
the opinions expressed after the de
bate by tho judges. One of them said:
"Wo Bhut the door. I said, 'This
belongs to Nebraska." Another said:
'So I say,' and the third said. 'Make it
unanimous.' That's all there was
The judges were Prof. J. A. Wood
burn, professor of history and polities
in the University of Indiana: Prof.
N. G. Weathelly, professor of econom
. ics in the University of Indiana, and
Judge O. H. Dean, 'president of the
Kansas City Law School.
Professors Woodbur and Wetherly
commented on how Nebraska put
Washington on the run at the start
and kept her there.
Judge Dean said: "I am going to
tell my students what can be done in
Intercollegiate debate. The first lesson
a student should learn especially stu
dents of tho law Is thoroughness, go
ing to the bottom of the subject."
Members of the Washington faculty
said that tho result of the debate would
be to give Washington a shaking up In
her Ideas as to what debating is:
Professor Fogg made the following
brief statement last night: "The Unl
erslty could ask of Its representatives
no more conclusive victory than that
scored Friday night."
Hero Is the story of the trip and the
debate. Tho teapi arrived In St. Louis
at 7:30 Thursday morning. omeers
of the debating club met the men
and the escorted them to Washington
ing corresponding to Harvard Union.
Thero the members of the team dined
during their stay. They were xjuar
terqd at a college dormitory nearby. On
Thursday Professor Fogg and the men
did somo final bits of work on the
case. Reporters for the Republic,
Post-Dispatch, Globe-Democrat, and
Star came up for Interviews on the
team and the victories Nebraska had
won. Pictures of the team appeared
In these four papers, and considerable
space was devoted to discussion of
The members of tho team slept prac
tically all Friday afternoon. The de
bate took place In Memorial hall, a
handsome walnut furnished room In
the Fine Arts Museum of Washington
University. ' ::M
In this room the seats are at theatre
The team .arrived there three-quarters
of an hour before the debate, and
unpacked its library, which was taken
down In a football trunk. The charts
had been taken down early In the
evening, but quite a delay was experi
enced in having these fitted, so that
the doors wero kept closed until a
quarter of an hour after the regular
time for, opening. The audience was
a flno' University assemblage, being
both sympathetic and intelligent.
Prof. A. W. Winston of Washington
University presided. Just before the
donate began, a conference of both
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'PRINCIPLE IN POLITICS'
To-Night in Memorial Hall, 8:00 o'clock. Under
auspices of Jeffersonian Club. All Invited.
Students Will Settle Today on
Today the student members of th.
Athletic Board will be elected It Is
seldom that such oxcltement attPiid
elections of this kind as pre,,iH to
day, und It Is evident that nn umibiial
ly large vote will be cast. The sup
porters of each candidate have been
working hard, and It does not stand to
reason that they have accomplished
nothing. last year over the hundred
votes weie cast, but this year It is ex
pected that the total will mount much
The polls will be open In the ar
mory at 10:30 this morning, contlnulnc
open until 12:bj. when they will bo
closed during the noon recess. In the
afternoon they will bo open from 1:30
to 3:30. The candidates for ckrtlon
Barta, F. A.
Borg. C. T.
Hewitt. L. P.
Molony, J. R
Van Burg. J
Wooefs, W .1
Yesterday morning the athletic board
met and elected the following men
Judges of the election today:
Forenoon Dr. Clapp. Condra. Wycr
Afternoon. Frye. Lees. Clark.
Yesterday afternoon the Barbs met
in mass meeting In U. IOC. Edwin Mv-
rrs was chairman of the meeting. Vari
ous measures yeie discusfed. and plam
decided for waging the campaign to
day. Stirring speeches were. made by
candidates and their supporters, and
a great dcol ot enthusiasm was
aroused. Committees were appointed
to look after the details of the election,
and It seemri that the Burbs are bet
ter organized and prepared for th
election today than ever before.
Both sides have expressed confidence
In their ability to win out. but the
final test comes today. It is to be hoped
that the most capable men up will be
cletted, as htudents are needed on the
board who can plan well, act reason
ably and do their share of the work.
A place on the Athletic board Is as de
sirable a posltlem as there Is within the
gift of the student body, and we hope
that the election today will result in
the bringing of the best men to the
South Dakota Tomorrow
The team from South Dakota Is
scheduled for a game tomorrow on the
campus. The boys from the-state to
the north appear to have a long list
of victories to their credit, and as this
is tho last game on the campus for
some time everyone should turn out
After traveling the greater part of
the night the Highland Park College
ball team arrived in Lincoln only to
find weather conditions such as to
make a game with the Cornhuskers
impossible. After laying over here
ycstordayyflie team left this morning
for Omaha, where they meet Crelghton.
This makes six games that have had
to be put off on account of rain.
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