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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 25, 1904)
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, J904.
PRICE 3 CENTS
interesting Information a3 to For
'" , estry Work Being Done.
The Dismal River foreBt ro&ci.e, lo
cated in Thomas and Blaine counties,
-was set aside by President Roosevelt
April 1, 1901, and at that time con
tained 86,240 acres of land. later on
.160 acres were added to the western
portion, fal80 80 acres on the eastern
' portion for the government nursery.
Thn rrfiorvft now comprises 86. 48'
- acrfl3, and is located more accurate!
between the Dismal river on the south
and the Middle Loup on the northand
nnci Thn n.iHfprn ndrtlon of Lhe re-
serve extends 4 miles into Blaise coun
: ty, while the northwest corner of tho
' upper one-half of the reserve extends
' within 2 miles of the tofrn of Thed-
ford, the county seat ofThomas coun
ty. The country consiats almost whol
ly of sandhills, which furnish good
grazing land. A4on both rivers there
is a stretch of land about one-half
mile wide, whlchfurnihes good grow
ing SQace f0r nhlm treos, willows, dog
wood and th,eyBhrubs common to this
locality. As to the origin of the sand
hills, it Js said they are probably de
rived fromtertiary sandstone, chiefly
that of the Arlkaree. But at present
the sandhills are well covered with
grass a;id the typical blowouts aie not
so numerous as in f ormer years.
Qrazltig is allowed on the reserve but
to a limited extent, on application to
thp agent in charge, Mr. C. A. Scott.
Fire protection is furnished for that
portion of tho reserve where planting
is being carried on by means of a sys
tem of furrows.
The chief aim of the government Is
to plant the sandhills to trees, and for
this purpose It has established a nurs
ery on tho reserve for growing the
trees with which to refojest the hills.
The forest nursery is located In the
northern portion of the reserve on the
Middle Loup river, and about two
miles from Halsey. The government
has hero experiment headquarters, a
reservoir system and feed barns. Thp
soil at this point may be designated as
snnclv loam, and here the reserve
boundary follows the river about 70
rods from west to east. The eleva
tion at this point Is about 2.700 feet,
and the fall of the river about 7V feet
to the mllo.
. Work was begun on the nursery beds
bySj. A. Scott, W. H. Mast, and J E.
Blumer, July 13. 1902. The nursery is
to bo permanent, and is to furnish
trees for the planting of the whole
Shade for tho seedlings is obtained
by means of slatting, the slats being
2V4 inches wide and the same distance
apart. In the high frame beds the roof
is from 5 to 6 feet above tho ground, in
the law frames, 18 inches. The beds
are generally enclosed by a slatting
fence but not bo much for shade, ab
a protection from wind and to serve as
Tho seeds used in planting the beds
were collected by members of the bu
reau, and In part by the experiment
station under the supervision of Mr.
jScott and Mr. Mast. The species used
for planting in the past year consist
ed of western yellow pine. Jack pine
and red cedar principally.
The spring sowing 1b done in the
. nursery from April 10 to the last of
May, while the fall sowing begins on
the 7th or 8th of November, and Is
finished by December 9, and tho main
object here iB to get the seeds In the
ground before it freezes. Last year
some- cowing was carried on in June
and tho ''trees while yet small, show
Wat ajiramer planting Ib very success
ful. ' - '. .,.,.. .i nn
The sowing is eiiuer .!
(.Af,.ipn'Rf'nr In drills and the amount
talned. for the peicent of the seeds"
germinated Is calculated by the pound
measure, that is calculating so many
seedlings to the square loot. The
depth of spilng sowing Is from one
half to three-fourths Inches, and one
Inch In fall sowings.
This year all the trees planted will
be l-year seedlings. The 2-year-oJd
seedlings are to be planted In 190f.
Most of the planting will be done
In the spring, but some fall planting
will bo tried. The time of Bprlnjj
planting is between April 15 and May
20. or Just as the time the root tips
are In the proper condition, because
at this time there are probably no
root hairs started, and again 'another
Important fact to be noticed is that
we have a greater root system as
against the leaf surface, thus giving
the roots a chance to get thoroughly
The planting is carried on in gang
of three, one man carrying a bucket,
In which the roots are kept In water,
and hands the trees to two spaders.
The spaders with their spodes make
holes In the ground, and the trees with
the roots yet wet are handed to them
and planted, and .in this way are kept
from getting dry. When the ground
is very dry the upper layer Is skinned
off in order that dry sand may not fall
Into the hole, and In this way take the
moisture from the delicate roots; th
tree once In the hole Is pressed firm
ly Into place by two tramps of tho
heel, and the spader pauses on to make
a hole for the next tree. By this
method three men can easily plant
.5,000 trees per nay. lhe trees, are
planted on hillsides, in thf valleys, and
on the north and east slopes of the
The following appointments to th
st3ff of next year's Junior Annual
weie announced yesterday afternoon
by President Smith of the Sophomore
M. F. P. Costeloe.
Mai the Cllne.
Clement L. Waldron.
P. A. Ewlng.
Jane A. Bunt.
Charles W. Pugsley.
Maude A. Caugcr.
V E. Qnlllan.
I illian Bennett.
The above were chosen aftpr cup
ful investigation and discussion by
tho English department.
ARE OFF TO CAMP
Battalion Leaves For York For its
Since the publication of yesterday's
lesuc of an article in which we said
that the editors of the law book did
not show the proper appreciation of
The Nebraskan's support, we have as
certained that our business manage
ment did oppose the publication of a
new University book on the grounds
that it would make inroads on out
advertising. This being true, we were
in error, in accusing the law editors
of being ungrateful, although we have
said nothing in our columns derog
atory to the book.
As to our statement respecting the
year book's comment on the Senior
hnnU th ortltnrs at the former wish
the student body to decide whether or
not a spirit of fairness Ib shown in the
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Cafe' for strawberry
The cadet battalion left last even
ing at 5:50 over the Burlington, for
its annual encampment at York. Con
siderable enthusiasm was in evidence
over the promise of one of the most
pleasant and snecessful encampments
In the history of the battalion, and
everyone was In high spirits. The to
tal' number who started on the trip
whs about 220.
The battalion assembled as usual at
5 p. m. In the Armory. The following
orders relating to the encampment,
supplemented by a shott talk from
Captain Chas,?, were read .after which
the battalion marched immediately to
tho B. & M. depot:
Special Orders .No. 22
1. The cam) of instruction of the
Battalion established at York, Neb.,
will be known as Camp Andrews, In
honor of tha chancellor of the Uni
versity. 2. The Commandant desires to call
the- attention of the cadets to the fact
that the camp is established for he
purpose of insructlon, and It Is ex
pected, and all cadets will be required
to observe strictly all camp orders and
regulations. No cadets will be al
lowed to leave camo without the au
thority of the Commandant. Any mis
conduct on the pait of any cadet in or
or out of camp will result in his expul
from the camp and a special report
In his case will be made to the chan
cellor. By order of
The following will be the dally pro
gram at camp:
5:40 First call, reveille.
6:30 Mess call.
7:00 Sick call.
7:20 Company drill, first call.
8:50 Guard mount, first call.
9:10 Adjutant's call.
9:50 Company drill, first call.
1 1 : CO First Sergeant's call.
11:40 Mess call.
2:00 School call.
4:10 Battalion drill, firsj call.
4:30 Adjutant's call.
5:20 Dress parade.
5:30 Assembly. .
I)M0 Adjutant's call.
6:20 Mess call.
9:30 Tattoo. - -
The usual cadet hoi) will be held the
evening of Friday, the 27th. in one of
the halls in York, and we are informed
that elaborate preparations have al
ready been made to insuro the suc
cess of the enterprise. The people of
York are taking quite an Interest In
furnishing entertainment for the ca
dets, and are heartily co-operating
with the managers of tho hop In ar-
langing Its details.
Tho military department waB re
quired to guarantee 250 tickets for the
encampment, and as only 220 went
thpre are Btlll 30 which may bo had at
greatly reduced rates. They will be
good Friday and Saturday and for re
turn Saturday night with the Bat
talion. This will bo the only excur
sion to York during the week. Tick
ets may be provided for at the regis
During the encampment Tho Ne
braskan has arranged for special re
ports dally. These will be written by
one of our reporters. Mr. R. H. Mc
Caw, and will aim to keep our read
ers accurately Informed of the tiap-
I penlngs in camp.
The following is tho complete pro
gram for commencement week:
FRIDAY. JUNE 3.
8:00 p. m. The College of Law ad
dtess by Colonel Edgar S. Dudley, Me
SATURDAY. JUNE 4.
Tenth annual concert of the Univer
sity School of Music: Memorial Hall.
5:00 p. m. Annual meeting of the
Nebraska Section of the American
Chemical society: experiment Btatlon,
SUNDAY, JUNE 5.
8:00 p. m. Baccalaureate address by
Chancellor Elisha Benjamin AndrewB.
LL.D.. "The Religious ABpect of Na
ture Study;" Memorial Hall.
MONJDAY, J.UNE 6.
8:00 p. m. The Senior Class play,
the Oliver Theatre.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7.
2:00 p. m. Annual meeting of the
Board of RegentB, University Hall.
8:C0 p. in. Phi Beta Kappa oration
by Hon. Jamea W. Gleed, Topeka,
"National Wealth." Memorlol Hall.
WEDNESDAY. JUNE 8.
8:30 to 10:30 a. m Alumni Class
10:30 a. m. Alumni address by Pro
fessor Jesse H. Holmes, "Prophets and
Prophecy." Election of ofllcprs. Me
12:00m. to 2:30 p. m. Class dinners
2:30 to 7:30 p. m. Picnic at Univer
8:00 p. tn.
concert by University Chorus Soloists
and Orchestra, Memorial hall.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9.
10:00 a. m. Commencement proces
sion. Commencement oration by Hon.
Henry Wattersorf, IxmlBville, Ky..
"The Conduct of Life," Conferring of
Degrees; the Lincoln Auditorium.
8:00 to 9:3 Op. m. The Chancellor's
reception to the faculty alumni and
friends of the University, art rooms.
l.Thte OorantencSment ' '
Track Men Practice.
Track men are all out working hard
for the meet with South Dakota next
Monday. Edgerton is out again prac
ticing on the high Jump.
Fifteen men will go. of which thir
teen will compete.
The meet Is to bejield at Vermil--Hon.
The team will leave sometime
Nothing so far has been heard about
the South Dalrotu team, so It Is hard
to tell what the team will have to do
Cap Winner Annuonced.
The name of the fortunate winner
of the Freshman cap was announced
yesterday morning. MIbb Leta Stetter.
who held No. 190. was the lucky per
son, and great rejoicing reigns in the
Sophomore camp, as Miss Stetter is a
member of the second year class. The
cap has not been delivered yet, but is
still at the bank. If a large enough
guard can be gathered, it is probable
that tho event will come off today.
Mr. L. E. Hurtz, E.. E. '03. now of
the Lincoln Gas and Electric com
pany, vlBlted the electrical depart
ment last Wednesday. He Ib calibrat
ing some instruments for the company.
Frofe'esor Miller, of the forestry de
partment, is now at the forest reservo
at Halsey, Neb., where, he remains for
ono week or so longer. He. then re
turns to Lincoln for aeveral weeka,
and plans to be here during commence
Please helo the poor. Buy your
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