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Vol Vni. No. 13.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1908.
Price 5 Cents.
CAMPAIGN IS UNIQUE
DI8CU88ION OF POLITICAL CONDI
TIONS BY CALDWELL.
PRESIDENTIAL ACTS DANGEROUS
Open 8tand For Taft Taken By Roose
velt Liable to Lose More Votes
For the Republicans Than
It Will Win.
In Bpeaklng of the present political
campaign yesterday, Professor Cald
well declared that never before has
there been a campaign with so many
unique features and innovations. The
changes in some ways are so radical
that it may mean the beginning of a
new period in our government.
The management of campaign funds
tblB year is entirely different from any
thing that has ever before been at
tempted. Men of great wealth and
those whose interests lie with the
great corporations will be deterred
from contributing by the knowledge
that their names will be made public.
The republicans by promising to make
puuuc contributions alter tne cam
paign have gone part way In the re
form. The effect of appealing direct
ly to the people for contributions and
of making public the names of those
contributing will have an undoubtedly
good effect and "will result in the use
of less money in campaigns.
Phonograph Being Used.
The custom of using the phonograph
first started by Bryan and now used
also by Taft, is an entirely new way
of appealing to the voters. The cam
paign is ever being fought out by mov
ing pictures in the vaudeville theaters.
For the first time in the history of
the nation, all the candidates for. the
presidency are on the stump. Only
three or four presidential candidates
ever took the stump before Mr, Bryan
innovated thlB method in 1896. The
"campaign Is now being directly man
aged by the candidates themselves.
Instead of the old. method of appeal
ing to voters by torch light paradeB
and a great noise, the campaign is be
ing waged by arguments' and the news
papers are taking a prominent part
in this. The campaign may almost be
said to be managed by newspaper men.
The change in public opinion regard
ing, the great captains of Industry be
tween 1896 and 1908 is remarkable. In
previous campaigns these men havo
really taken charge of the campaigns,
but now any man suspected of being
near a captain of industry is Immedi
ately relegated to the rear. A variety
of causes have Joined to make this re
sult, but prominent among them are
the positions taken by Roosevelt and
The Action of President."
The action of the president in tak
ing an active part in the campaign haB
no precedent in the past. No presi
dent ever before took an open stand
during the campaign in favor, of the
man of his choice. The action of Presi
dent Rooselovt may be simply a mo
mentary 'change due to his peculiari
ties or it may mean on the ,other
hand that the president is to bo in
the future the real party leader in
stead of a non-partisan executive. If
this takes place it will mean that the
government of the United States will
x become more similar to that of Eng
, land in which the premier is the real
party le'ader and appealB to the peo
ple with each election.
Professor Caldwell declared that he
considered .that the action of the pres
ident might become dangerous. In the
United States the president stands in
a different relation to .ne goyernment
than the premier does in England. In
England the king stands above the
prime minister as the non-partisan
head of the government while' in the
United States the president himself is
,. In"dlBcuBalng the expediency of the
President's action, Professor Caldwell
declared that he believed the Presidont
lost more than ho gained. Ho would
probably win votes In the West, but
he would Iobo more in the East. It haB
always been felt that the President
becomes, with his election, the execu
tive head of all the nation and has no
right to remain moroly a party head.
GOOD RATE TO MINNE80TA GAME
Great Northern Makes Price of $7.20
for the Round Trip.
Manager Eager yesterday, upon his
return from Omaha, announced that
he had secured a rate of $7.20 to Mln
neapolls via tho Great Northern for
the Minnesota game jioxt week, pro
viding a crowd of 300 people take ad
vantage of the reduction. On this rate
passengers will havo to leave Lincoln
Thursday night of next week and re
turn from Minneapolis on the follow
ing Sunday. Tho extended stay per
mitted under this rate will enable visi
tors to inspect the Twin Cities and
"see tho sights."
Students who wish to make the trip
are asked to notify Manager Eager at
A RECEPTION AT BRYAN'S HOME
University Y. W. C. A. Cabinet and
Advisory Board at Fa I rv lew.
Next Saturday evening the advisory
board and cabinet of tho University
Y. W. C. A. will bo "at homo" from
8 to 10 at tho residence of Mrs. W. J.
Bryan at Fairvlew. Tho affair is tho
annual reception of the association,
the gueBt of honor this year being
Miss Angy M. Taylor of Chicago
It Is expected that a large number
of university girls will visit Fairvlew
and attend tho reception. The patrons
and patronesses are: Hon. and Mrs.
W. J. Bryan, Chancellor and Mrs. E.
Benjamin Andrews, Prof, and Mrs. E.
H. Barbour, Miss Rosa Bouton, Dr. and
Mrs. H. B. Ward, Mrs. W. E. Barkloy,
Prof, and Mrs. E. L. Hinman.
On account of having to form a thin
section in Botany 1, Dean Bessey has
been obliged to change his hours for
consultation In the deaifs office In
Administration hall. Hereafter he may
be found in the office from 11:30 to 12
on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur
days only, and from 11:50 to 12 on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
His consultation hours for botanical
matters are changed to 9:30 to 10 of
every week day. Students and others
are requested to observe ' these hours
in order not to interrupt the neces
sary work of the department.
The observatory will be open to
night betwen 8 and 10 o'clock for a
view of the comet now in tho northern
sky. Owing to tho cloudy condition
of the Bky Friday evening, those who
vlBlted tho observatory for this pur
pose wore turned away. Another
comet was discovered in Germany,
September 29, called the Temple-Swift
comet. It Is visible In the morning Bky
only to large telescopes.
The Y. M. C. A. devotional meeting
tonight at the temple will be led by
Harry C. Hough. The meeting will
be esentlally a "Cascade rally." "Short
talks will be made by the men who at
tended the students' conference at
Cascade last June. Last year Nebras
ka had seventeen men at Cascade,
which was tho largest delegation from
any school. ThlB year the intention
is to arouse enthusiasm at this early
date in order that last year's record
may be broken.
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Dally running is the program for
the squad of cross-country men. All of
the candidates are taking a spin .out
to the fair grounds. Tho squad this
year Is, the largest ever reporting to
Coach. Clapp, with over forty, men out
Among the squad are some very prom
ising men and Captain Bauman Is ex -
pectlng a strong team
MAKE A POOR SHOWING
VARSITY GIVE8 ERRATIC EXHIBI
TION LAST NIGHT.
FORWARD PASS IS VERY FAULTY
The Prospects of Defeating Grinned
Next Saturday Were Dampened
by the Listless Playing at
It is hard to account for the erratic
ness with which a squad of football
players sometimes play. The cause of
alternate streaks of good and bad play
ing is hard to got at and its true na
ture lias been the cauBo of a great deal
of speculation. It Is possible, though,
that continued speculation may event
ually reveal the secret and that once it
is known It may receive prompt and
adequate remedies. Let us hope that
this may soon come to pass, for 'er
ratic playing is one of the greatest
weaknesses and the most Berious evils
which confronts tho Cornhuskers at
Last ovenlng tho squad assembled
for practice at Antelope park dnd en
Joyed tho first work oh a dry field
since the Doane game last Saturday.
After an hour or so of miscellaneous
work, during which time Coach Colo
had several candidates practicing at
drop and place kicking, two teams
were picked for scrimmage. On the
whole the scrimmage work of both
the scrubs and the regulars was about
as unsatisfactory as any seen at An
telope park this fall. The word "er
ratic" characterized the playing of al
most every man last night throughout
the practice. Scarcely a play was
made without someone making a break
of one kind or another.
At the beginning of tho scrimmage,
a great many of the regular 'varsity
players were missing from the line-up.
Among these were Collins, Chaloupka,
Johnson, Blrkner, Beltzer, and Cooke.
Their places were taken by players
who havo been working out on the
'varsity considerably lately, while the
opposing eleven was made up largely
Fumbles galore were made by both
sides and either team seemed able to
break through the others' line almost
at will. On the scrubs, Bell was at
quarter and Minor -and McCarthy at
the half back positions, with Gibson,
a freshman, at full. This" aggregation
seemed to be able t make consistent
gains through the 'varsity line, al
though they were not successful at
end runs and they attempted no for
ward passes or trick plays.
They worked the ball ddVn the field
toward the 'varsity goal, four or five
yards at a clip, without any apparent
difficulty. The 'varsity held once or
twice ,but lost the ball again to the
Bcrubs on account of fumbles or off
side playing. Bowers and Frum
seemed to be the principal offenders at
off-side playing. Time after time Bow
ers would allow his eagerness to get
the better of him and would upset the
opposing center or plunge through the
line before the ball had been put in
play. The spectacle, of largo and re
peated gains being made through such
line men as Bowers, Ewing, Harte and
Frum, and especially when they wore
confronted by inexperienced players,
was a Btrange one and a sight which
evoked considerable surprise.
Appeals Avail Little.
The violent appeals and ironic re
marks of the coaches seemed to be of
no avail and the scrubs marched slow
ly on. As they neared the 'varsity
goal, however, the regulars appeared
to take to heart the manner In which
they had been ruthlessly walked over,
and as they began to show a little life
the progress of the Bcrubs became
slower.. The coach gave them five
1 trials to carry the' ball the last ten
I yards, but for the first time during the
afternoon thoy wore unable to mako
After holding tho scrubs for downu,
tho 'varsity punted and Tomplo so
cured tho ball In midfleld. At this
point "King" Colo called a halt and
rearranged his first squad. Captain
Harvey and Johnson went In at onds
and Chaloupka roplaced .Elliott at
tackle. Bentloy wont from ond to
quarter, Tomplo to fullback and
Kroger and Rathboub at the halves.
On tho first play with the. new lino-up
Kroger got away for a touchdown.
However, tho rovival of lifo intho
team was of Bhort duration and afto
changing sides tho 'varsity scorned to
be almost as ineffective on tho offonso
as thoy had formerly been on tho de
fense. Thoy tried tho forward pobs
repeatedly in various forms, but al
most Invariably thoy failed to gain
on it. Frequently It was blocked en
tirely and often it fell to tho ground
without being touched at all. Tho
weakness in tho line was vory conspic
uous. It was freely predicted last
night that, unless tho Cornhuskors
show marked and Immediate improve
ment, tho Grlnnell gamo next Satur
day may have an unexpected reBUlt.
Cooke and Beltzer were not out for
practice last night. It fs reported that
they havo both gone to O'Neill to reg
ister for land, but that they will re
turn today. Collins was out, but tpok
no part in scrimmage work.
MI88 TAYLOR 18 COMING HERE
Will Address University Girls In the
Temple Next Week.
All university girls are reading the
announcement of the coming of Miss
Angy Manning Taylor of Chicago, tho
woll known bible conference leader.
Miss Taylor comes to Lincoln under
the auspices of the University Y. W.
C. A., and every university girl is ex
pected to count it a rare opportunity
to be able to attend any single one of
The first of Miss Taylor's meetings
will bo on Sunday at 4 p. m in the
Temple theatre. Each day she will
speak at the noon meeting at the Y.
W. C. A. Every afternoon from 5 to
6 she will conduct a bible study class
In tho science hall of the Tomplo.
The last of Miss TaylorTs meetings
will be a grand rally of all university
women on Sunday.
Miss Taylor is a great friend of col
lege glrlB. Through her winsome per
sonality, her sympathetic nature, and
her broad, culturod mind she wins for
herself a warm, place in their hearts
whenever she comes in touch with col
So Intensely interesting have the
girls in other colleges and universities
found Miss Taylor and her meetings,
that whenever a girl has attended one
meeting she counts it a great loss to
be absent from any of the services.
MIbs Taylor comes to Nebraska
ready to give tho university girls .the
best that she has and It is expected
that Nebraska girls will give her an
It is planned by the Convocation
committee to Introduce chorus sing
ing as a regu'ar part of the" Convoca
tion exercises of each week As soon
as possible a quartet or octet will be
selected from the university .chorus
to appear as a fixed feature of the
regular convocations. Those students
who feel a desire to secure place in
the chorus quartet, or octet will be
permitted to' add chorus (Music 3) to
their schedules and receive credit
therefore provided the total" registra
tion does not exceed eighteen (18)
All university women are most cor
dlally invited to' attend the , annual
opening reception of the Y. W. C, A.,
Saturday evening at the home of Mrs.
W .J. Bryan, at Fairvlew Miss Angy
Manning Taylor of Chicago will be the
guest of honor at this reception.'
MATTIS0N ME CHOICE
RECEIVES SENIOR PRESIDENCY
BY MARGIN OF 22 VOTES.
HELEN GRAY IS LOW CANDIDATE
On First Ballot Winner Leads List
With Seventy-two Votes, While
Froyd Runs Second With
a Total of Sixty.
With only 22 votos separating tho
highest and the lowoBt of tho candi
dates for tho senior nrosldoncv. the
election nt Momorial hall at 11:30 yes
terday was oven ihoro exciting than
had boon oxpocted.
Fully one hundred and seventy-five
seniors attended tho mooting, which
was presided over by tho retiring pres
ident, Ed Guldinger. In a few words,
Mr. Guidlngor thanked tho class for
the courtesy Bhown during class meet
ings tho past somoster. Ho then called
I for a roport from tho finance commit-.
tee, tho chairman, Mr. Baker, stating
that there was twenty-seven dollars in
tho treasury. It was called to the at
tention of tho class that It would be
an opportune time to tnko up the old
bill remaining for the sophomore hop
at Fraternity hall, amounting to twen
ty dollars. By a unanimous vote the
class decided to pay tho bill. Tho
class is now out of debt for the first
time since the freshman year. -x
Mills Is Chosen.
Upon motion of Stuart P. Dobbs,
Willard Mills was unanimously elected
a member of tho student publication
board. Mr. Mills serves as tho senior
member for this year. Both tho soph
omore and junior classes also have
representatives on tho board.
President Guldinger appointed D; G.
Bell, H. W. Hills, J. W. Wunder, Wil
lard Mills, Misses Helen Day and Bes
sie Holden as tellers. In a well chosen
speech, Miss Louise Stegner placed7
the name of Miss Helen Gray before
the class. She called special atten-'
tlon to tho fact that merit should be.
tho chief qualification of the president
and thought that Miss Gray was well
qualified for tho place. In making B.
A. Froyd's nomination. Guy Montgom
ery urged that his candidate best rep
resented the. Interests of tho class.
Froyd's nomination was seconded in
a speech by James Coupe. Guy Mat
tlson was the third candidate to be
nominated. The evident sparring be,
tween Froyd and Mattlson for the last
nomination speech caused considera
ble amusement among the crowd.
Mr. Dobbs Appears.
While the ballot was being' taken, '
S. P. Dobbs made several remarks
relative' to the purchase of sweaters
for the champion baBket-ball team, fin
ally making a motion 'that the sweat
ers be purchased as soon as the treas
ury warranted. The motion was laid
upon the table without discussion.
From the start it was known that '
the election would be close and when
the first ballot .was announced it was
found that Mattlson led with 72.
Froyd had 60 and Gray had 60. , Since
a majority vote was- required to elect,
It was necessary to' take a second bal
lot. A motion to ballot on the .two
highest was carried and the second
ballot resulted: Mattlson 100, Froyd
68. Mr. Mattlson was declared the
president of the class. Since it was
already past noon, the rest of the offi
cers were not elected
Mr. Mattlson, the newly elected
president, is a Lincoln boy and a grad
uate of the Lincoln high school. He
has held several places of honor in
the class' and was chairman of a hop
given by the Junior class last year. Kc:.
is not a member of any fraternity.
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