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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA UNCOLN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, J905.
Vol. VII. No. 27.
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EMINENT POLI8H PHILOSOPHER
Gave Three Lectures Yesterday "Pla-
to' "Growth of National Ity," and
"Poland." Two More Today.
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l Dr.4 Lutoslawskl; the Polish scholar
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the Jnltet; States, , gave three lectures
at the UnWrsUy yesterday, 'Dr. Lut
oslawskl who was, professor of phil
osophy, at the University, of Cracow,
speiA laBt winter in California. At
the meeting of the Southern Californ
ia Teachers' Association in. .December
fiewas invited by President Jordan
to lecture at Xeland StatffbVd, and
idBo for one month. He is now on
fits 'way to Boston to deliver tho Lo
well lectures and is stopping at
Various universities on the way, such
as California, Nevada, arid Nebraska,.
His' subject at convocation yesterday
was "Plato." At the Temple, at three
o'clock in the afternoon, he lectured
on "The Rise of Nationality," on which
-; 'has wrlttnn an original work. At
five o'clock, in ti.e Temple his sub
ject wad "Poland." At eight o'clock
this morning Df. Lutoslawskl talked
on "Reincarnation to Professor Hln
.ma'n's class in Library Hall, and at
eleven o'clock Professor Fling's class
In European history will meet in the
Temple to hear his lecturoi "Russia
Tana Poland." ?-AH are Invited to this
Plato, an Original Thinker.
I At Convocation, Dr. Lutoslawskl
"spoke-on "Plato; In the short time
assigned -lie said that he would en
deavor to bring out only the salient
features of the life and teachings of
the .great philosopher. He sought to
show why we .all should read the
works of Plato, works that have beem
translated into more tongues and more;
widely distributed than those of any
other, plisosopher. To understand why
this prestige is granted wennust con
sider the life and teachings of the
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
MATINEE AND .EVENING
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Born in a tme of exceptional liter
ary' opulence, in a time when Sparta's
poUtlcalorsupremacy left to. Athens,
,onjyr the, field, of literary venture, Pla
to became the foremost man in this
field.'.' He;as;tHeIfeate8t Writer as
jwellas the greatest ininiier, wub it
iSesslng tho two, ideal qualifications,
folan is riot like' subjects of natural
Sciences. In those we h&Ve many rep
etitions, but man is unique. By his
Jworks aloae cari b6 be Judged. The
jiorka jf Platqhave readers in every
Center and have maintained their lead
?tnftn Ma mm. The reason for Ihis su
premacy Is that in his works we find
'the "living, PHlsaUng thought. Hetf
too, we find certain general laws which
havei remained true toreve'r. '
'f' (One 6t (the first problems taken up
Sy Plato Was the investigation of the
.meaning of virtue. He advanced th
Idea that it is better to suffer wrprig
than1 to do wrong, an idea at variance
v'wltii Cornier philosophy. In attempt-
'ixx'i'to' discc-veY howt was that there
!could be equality of ideatffo two minds
jshen- there was no practical physical
equally, Plato decided' that ideas
had' a- substantial existence outside, of
tho individual. " This" Was the founda
tion of idealism, that philosophy which
puts the emphasis on tho idea rather
than on the individual.
But Plato, strictly speaking, did not
remain an Idealist. Ho went further,
reaching tho conception that ideas are
the creation of a soul. Plato offers the
oldest existing arguments in favor
of immortality of the. soul. He ad
vanced the idea that the soul is im
mortal because it Is the author Of
every motion, physical and mental.
Plato originated the idea of sacri
ficing everything for state. This idea
of political existence still finds ad
vocates who declare that friends,
family, life, should be given up for
state. In Plato's works we find solu
tions to problems which still stand.
These things make it desirable to
include a study of Plato in every cur
riculum. A study of. his works will
give a more thorough, understanding
of human life than ,a whole collection
of modern philosophic books. Modern
treatises are mere repetitions In Pla
to we find the original thought.
Poland, a Nation of Idealists.
"The European origin of the Aryan
race is becoming established and Po
land Is the oldest settled country in
Europe. The Poles being simple cul
tivators of the soil had no political
organization before the sixth century,
but at the partition of Poland in 1815,
the Polish republic was the. oldest
state In Europe.
"Tho Poles are essentially agricul
tural, and allow tho Jews to support
the business burdens of the country.
The Poles are very democratic and
until the aggression of other coun
tries made Unnecessary there were
INTER FRAT BALL
PHI DELT6 AND 8IQMA ALPH8 IN
THE LEAD. ;
Burnett vs. Arnold (President of the
Union Water Company.)
In this trial berore Judge Hendricks
of the District Court, Burnett seekB to
recover $100,000 damages to his ware
house, which was destroyed by fire.
It seems that Burnett had a con
tract whereby he was to pay $1 for
evory thousand gallons of water fur
nished by the water company. That
the time tho fire broke out ho was on
ihe spot, attached a hose to the faucet.
but there being a lack of pressure, the
water failed to appear. Turning in the
fire alarm some obstacle was met on
their appearance. Consequently the
warehouse was destroyed, although
the contents were s?v.ed. The case
was hotly fought on both sides.
Grunden and Lowe represented the
plaintiff, while Randall and Helnko
defended the water company. All day
the question was contended. The Jury
was intensely interested. No such
recklessness as Is generally preval
ent at these occasions on their part
was evidenced. Nor was this wholly
due to the presence of Professor Led
with and Dean Costlgan.
The plea of the army of men thus
left out of employment, the weeping
mothers, and the hungry children put
up by the plalntlff's-attorneys moved
not a few of the jurors to tears, but
regardless of their personal feelings
they decided according to the dictates
of their own judgments, from the facts
portrayed. The final vote in the re
tiring room waff eleven to one in fa
vor of ihjdefendants. Before the de
cision was given, howewr, it was
agreed that a majority decision should
no distinctions of military and peas-Lgovem, Consequently the Union
ant classes. They hate the noble tl
ties, now granted by the Russian gov
ernment Before the . partition the
per cent of nobles in Poland, or those
who held the franchise, was fourteen,
while in England before 1832, it was
only 1.8. This shows the democracy
"In 1180 the Poles began t6 hold
gatherings which developed into the
Diet. Until 1747 the' decisions (legis
lation) fill eight volumes. These were
made unanimously. Religion and con
science wefe applied to politics. The
Poles aspire td right and justice and
think legislation Inspired by the holy
spirit. Therefore unanimity is pos
sible. "In thd Revolution of 1863, five un
known young irien took ihe govern
ment of Poiari'd aVd. held it success
fully for five' years, collecting taxes
and securing obedience,, because the
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'them and. with inspired manner -said;
Water company still operates.
Verdict for the defendants.
P. A. PeterSori, freshman, has just
been appointed judge of a high school
debate between York and Ogceola, at
the latter place, Friday, April 17.
Anumber -of changes have taken
place in the various classes since the
recertt panic. This will be father in
convenient for some, put as a whole it
is generally satisfactory,
As the' baseball season progresses
tho interest in the inter-fraternity
contests steadily increases. The first'
few games were attonded only by a
few of the most loyal and vitally, in
terested fans, but tho moro rocenl
games havo drawn out a host of neu
tral spectators. The fair box too, has
been well represented.
At 'present the Phi Dolts and the Sig
Alphs are in tho load. - They have
each played two games and won both.
The D. U's. and Phi Psl's havo also a
perfect record so far, but have played
only one game each. Tho A. T. ;0's.
and Sigma Chl's have each won one
and lost one, making a percentage of
G00. All bthdr teams in tho league
have lost all games played so far.
The opinion Is prevalent that Inter
fraternlty ball Is something in the
nature of a farce, but this opinion is
not well founded. Of course it Is not
to be expected that tho frut, teams,
being made up of men who for the
most part are Inexperienced and who
are handicapped by the lack of prac
tice, should putriip an- oxhlbltlon of
baseball of University caliber. How
ever, the f rat games so far have shown
that all the good baseball material In
school is not confined to the 'varsity
The Sig Alphs have a faBt infield
and a bunch of good batters and base
runners. In the game with the Kappa
Slgs, on 'Monday they ran in eighteen
runs off Mather, (who had been throw
ing for the' 'Varsity) in Six Innings.
The Sig Alphs are picked by many to
finish where they are now, at the
head of the list.
Metcalfe, of the Phi Delta, has .play
ed a first rate game at short stop. The
'Varsity Squad could -easily stand the
addition of a few men of his ability.
The last three game played are as
follows: Saturday Phi Kappa PsI, 14,
Alpha Tau Omega, 8. Batteries, Phi
Psl, Swltzler, Wangerler, and Burnett;
A. T. O., ohnson, Flower, and- Rey
'""MondaySterna Alnha Ensllon, 1
Kappa Sigma, 3. .Batteries Sig, .Alplj.
Kempton arid Greensllt; Kappa" Sig, .
Mather, and Hawks. , , . -, 2
Sigma Chi, .15, Phi Gamma Delta, 8.
Batteries, Sigma Chi,vHatzel arid Mc-
Allaster, Phi Gam, Hudson and. Mat-.
The standing of the teams at present
Is as follows:
Tour car fare would pay for a Ice
lunch at The Boston Lunch. Why go
ThI Delta Theta 2 2
Sigma Alpia Epsilon ... 2 2
Delta:- Upsilon . r. .. t ...-.' 1 1
phr-Kappa Psl ..l .1
Alpha Tau Omega... 2 1 1
Sigma Chi... 2 1
Alpha Theta Chi 1
Delta Tau ' Delt. .. . . ., . 1
Beta Theta Pi 1
Kappa Sigma,. . , . , 1
Phi Gamma" Delta1 2
Lost A Zoology note book. Ben
CherrlnKtbn. Return to Nebraskan
Lost; A pair pf rimless spectacles.
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