The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 09, 1908, Image 1

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VoL VIII. No. 15.
Price 5 Cents.
Man Ranking Second on First Bal
lot Made Phenomenal Gain Over
Leader, Winning By Only
8even Votes.
James E. Lawrence was yesterday
elected president of the sophomoro
class by a majority of only seven
votes of the 306 ballots caBt.
Announcement of Mr. Lawrence's
selection was made by President
Barker amid a scene of wild con
fusion, when half the crowd was
Jammed about the platform In an
effort to discern the result of the
count the moment that the figures
were written on the board. Mr.
Lawrence received 156 ballots. Mr.
Mallery twos second with 149 and
Mr Hare, who wilthdrew nrlor to
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the taking of the socond ballot,
nevertheless drew one vote.
Intense excitement marked the
election from start to finish. Tho
active contest which had boon waged
unceasingly for tine past two wooks
had served to arouse the sophomores
to a sense of the closeness of the
struggle and for this reason an un-
UBirally large number were presont
when the meeting was called to
Three Nominated.
President Barker called for nomina
tions Immediately on taking tho
chair. Sidney Collins obtained recog
nition from the chair and made a
strong speech nominating Earl Mal
lery. Mr. Collins declared that thq
mudsllnglng which had boon In
dulged In was deplorable. Ho said
that he supported his candidate from
absolutely sincere motives, believing
him to bo best fitted for tho presi
dency. He said that he was satis
fled that no machine was backing Mr.
Mallery. At tho close of his speech
he was energetically applauded.
James Lawrence was nominated by
Ernest Hahn, who spoke briefly In
regard to tho qualities which he
thought should make Lawrence re
cipient of his classmates' votes. Ho
also disavowed an alliance with any
clique or machine.
Frederick nominated A. W. Haro
In a short but energetic spooch. He
reviewed Mr. Hare's record prior to
his ontrance in tho university and
also called attention to his promin
ence in class work last year.
First Ballot Taken.
No further nominations were made,
President , Barker appointed throe
tellers and the ballots wero dls
trlubted. Colored slips were" used in
order that there could ho bo founda
tion for any charges of ballot-stuffing.
The votings occupied pome llttlo time
during which many guesses were
made aB to the final outcome, but no
ono, foresaw as dramatic a result as
the actual finish proved to be.
On tho first ballot Mallery led with
167 votes, Lawrence second with 102,
and Hare third with 59. Mallery at
this time lacked only two 'votes of
having a majority, whlcbMs required
for election by the class constitution.
A second ballot being 'ordered, Mr.
Hare arose with the request that his
name be Withdrawn. He stated it to
be his personal desire to boo Law
renco elected. This declaration moved
Sidney Collins to make, an impas
sioned appeal to the class to Vote
for his candidate. He said that if
anything savored of a combine it
was this attempt of Mr. Haro o
deliver hfc votes to Lawrence.
Hare Explains It.
Mr. Hare took the floor Immediately
arter Mr. Collins concluded and fur
ther explained his position. He be
lieved It expedient that the low man
withdraw. For this reason ho askod
his supporters to throw their votes
to the other candidates. It was his
personal preference that they sup
port Mr. Lawrence, but ho said that
there was of course nothing binding
them to do so. Mr. Hare was given
a generous ovation when he took his
Ballots were distributed for tho see
on,! vote and the excitement of the
voters was manifested as the close of
the count was reached. Over half of
the class men present left their seats
and crowded about the platform, oager
to see the outcome. President Barker
announced the selection of Mr. Law
rence by a majority of seven and
the statement called forth a rousing
Fast Left End Has Not Been Playing
as Sensational a Game as He
Did All During Last
Mr. Lawrence's Record.
James Lawrence, the successful can
didate, Is a graduate of Beatrice High
bchool. He was promlrient In school
affairs, representing Beatrice In Inter
scholastlc debates. He entered the
university In 1907 ayd took one year
of academic work. He Is now "a fresh
man In the law school. Last year Mr.
Lawrence was a member of the con
stitution committee and was active
In class affairs during both semesters.
Ho Is a member of Alpha Theta Chi
Orlnnell, Iowa, Oct. 7. The Iowa
college football team is not looking
toward the Nebraska game Saturday
with a great deal of enlhuslnBm. The
team Is light again this year. The
work of several of the men hns beon
hindered by Injuries and the team
comes a long ways from playing the
game It ought to at this time of tho
season. Coach Andrews has, however,
worked hard to Instill a little foot
ball Into tho men and hopes to see
them make a creditable showing
against the heavy Nebraskans.
Turner and Flanagan at end are
playing their usual game. Turner is
yet somewhat unfamiliar with his
position, but should be able to hold
the Nebraska backs fairly well. Gar
ner and Greenwood at the tacklo posi
tions are putting 'up a very credit
able game, while Mason and Pierce,
not playing In the form that he was
at tho same time last yoar.
Tho second out-of-door practice of
tho weok was Indulged In yostordny
aftornoon by tho foot ball squad at
Antolopo park. Tho weather was por
feet for fast ball and tho field, al
though Btlll a bit heavy from Wed
nesday's heavy rain, was othorwlso
in first-class condition. Aftor bolng
prevented from practice nearly ovory
day this weok thero was a large num
ber of mon who showed up for prac
tice last ovenlng, altogether thoro
wore enough men for four compioto
elevens on the Hold.
Tho staff photograpner from, tho
State Journal got Coach Colo to allow
tho toam to pose for soveral pictures,
Immediately aftor which tho coach put
them to worlc at scrlmago. The scrim
mage work was bogun oarly so that a
long, hard practice might bo had and
Uio errors and woaknossoB which
havo lately beon so plentifully dis
played might theroby bo ollmlnntod.
8light Improvement.
The team showed somo Improve
ment over the miserable exhibition
they put up Tuesday evening, but
thero is still a groat doal to bo do
slrod. Tho weaknoss in tho lino, which
pormitted tho scrubs to play havoc
with tho 'varsity formations Tuesday,
Htlil cxlBted last night nnd tho scrubs
continued to break through tho 'var
sity lino almost at will. On soveral
different occasions the forward passes
and end runs which wero attempted
Music Hall of Temple Decorated With
Flags and Campaign Pictures
Large Number of the Stu
dents Were Present.
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Not Set, But Will Be Posted
on Bulletin Board.
The university debating .board met
yesterday at 11:30 a. m. in U 107A,
and decided upon tho date for holding
the second preliminary debate for
chposlng tho remaining members of
the squad. The debate will be held
tomorrow, but on account of tho Ne-braska-Grlnnell
game, which causes
many conflicts for the members, the
hour has not yet beon get
The board also determined to ap
point seven additional members to
thn tmnnd which with tho eleven An- possible. With more weight, OXperl
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pointed last spring, will make ajGnce an( speed, they might be abla
the two heavy mon of the team, are
holding down the guard positions very
successfully. Sparks at center, al
though light, is playing a good. game.
Back Field Not Fast.
The back field Is hardly as fast as
that of last year. Wells has been
moved from half to quarter, while Bair
Is still at his old position. Shinstrom
Is playing a good game at right half
while Loos fills in the middle position
pretty well.
The team looks forward to the con
test as a good practice affair for Ne
braska, but every man will be in. the
game all the time, each Idolng his
part to make it as much practice as
clasB of eighteen candidates to pick
from. There were twelve men ap
pointed last May, but the failure of
Ben Chorrlngton, who Is teaching
argumentation in the Omaha high
school to return, caused n vacancy.
There aVe fourteen speakers en
rolled for the coming tryouts, who
added to those of last spring, makes
a total list of forty-six. Each speaker
will be allowed four minutes to pre
sent his argument, except tho first
arid second, who will be allowed five
and three minutes respectively.
The candidates will meet today at
.on hour and place which will be in
dicated later upon the rhetoric bulle
tin board to draw lots for the order
of speaking.
to hold the NebraBkans to a low
score, but under the circumstances
nothing out of the ordinary can be
Zefgler, tackle; JarvlB, guard and
tackle; Tllton, center; Bundage,
quarter; Grimm, half, apd Hammond,
end, will accompany .the team a
"subs." The line-up:
Years on
Weight Team.
The best oyster stew In the city
is that served at The Boston Lunch.
Try It.
Sparks, c 155 1
Pierce (Capt.) 1. g. . . 165 ' 2
Garner, 1. t 158 2
Flanagan, 1. o 147 2
Bair, 1. h 145 2
Mason, r. g ... 180 1
Greenwood, r. t 160 0
Turner, r. e 165 1
WellB, q. b., .. 145 1
Loos, f. b 165 0
Shinstrom, r. h, 149 0
Flanagan, tho end who played such
a sensational game 'last year, has not
aB yet struck his real gait.. He is
by the regulars wore broken up before
they wero well under way.
Of course this fact has to be reck
oned with, in playing against tho
scrubs mo 'varsity is playing against
mon who know tho signals almost, if
not as well a3 they themselves know
them. Even " they don't know tho
signals uiey are so familiar from con
stant practice with tho various forma
tions that thoy know almost to a cer
tainty where tho ball is going tho mo
ment the formation is made'. Conse
quently it is not surprising if on every
play tho regulars run Into a bunch of
waiting players who, warned by their
foro-knoVvlodgo of the play, had has
tened to the place where the ball
would be carried.. This is doubtless
the reason the varsity has lately been
utterly unable to work the forward
pass against the scrubs. The scrubs in
variably xoresee the play and conse
quently it is almost impossible for a
'varsity end or back to get down the
field far enough to receive the pass
without being dumped by somo deslgnr
ing scrub.
8crubs Get Into the Game.
)f course all tnls is no reason why
the lino men should allow themselves
to be bowled over and plays to be
broken up before they are fairly' be
gun. And more, it, does not excuse
them from being so,, weak on the de
fense, if they are going to alow the
scrubs, composed largely of Inexpe
rienced men and whose backfleld is
about naif as heavy as the 'varsity
backfleld to make gains through their
line and around their ends, what are
we to expect from Ames, Minnesota,
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About one hundred students woro
prosont last night to formally opon the
hoadquarterB of tho Bryan and Kern
club, and to hoar Judgo A. S. Tlbbots
speak on tho campaign. Soveral
tlmos, at the close of a woll construct
ed climax, Judgo Tibbots aroused his
audlonco to tho hlghost pitch of en
thusiasm and Drought out groat choors
for tho democratic candidate.
Judgo Tlbbots spoke in part as fol
lows: "Somo people call Mr. Bryan a
droamer and that his notions are im
practical and fanciful. Lot us look at
the history of a dreamer. When a
vory young man he entered Congress
and during his four years thero he
mado a tariff speech which attracted
tho attention of tho wholo nation and
raisod him to a place among tho great'
est logicians of his time.
Achievements of Bryan.
A fow years later in tho great demo
cratic convention he aroused an audl
onco of 18,000 people as no other au
dience was ovor roused. Later still
wo see him traveling In Europe, not
In tho pay of tne govornmont, on a
war vossol, but as a privateoltlzen.
Wo soVTilm going from country to
country ampng all tho nations of the
earth, being rocelved everywhere as
the equal of those sitting on the
thronos of tho Old World. We see
him appoar before tho Peace Conven
tion in London, not as tho delegate of
this country, but merely as a private
citizen. Wo had a delegate to that,
convention who is now running for the
presidency. But did you hoar from
that delegate? No, but you heard
from the people's delegate and the
course which ho marked out, was fol
lowed by tho convention.
Long In Politics.'
Mr. Bryan has been a long time In
politics, and men often point to him
and say, What has ho accomplished?
A man who lives in Lincoln as a
private citizen has been responsible
for the passage of every great bill thit
has boon passed in recent years. If
he can oxhet this much influence'as a
prlvato, what could he not do with the
power and influence of tho administra
tion back of him?
The secret of his remarkable power
lies in the fact that be Is with the
people. We have hadgroat statesmen,
groat teachers, great moralists, but
when you see allthese qualities com
bined in one mari, then you see one of
God's greatestcreations. Such a man
is Mr. Bryant
It is sometimes said that Mr. Bryan
was radical and fanciful. in his,advb
cacy of free silver. If (his was the
case, then it was also true that the
republican party in Nebraska was rad
ical and fanciful, for the republican
1 convention In 1896 declared In favor
of an attempt 'to get the free and un
limited coinage of silver.
Convention Is Honest. y
The convention at Denver was large
ly a convention of the people. Tke
efforts at Denver were honest, from
top to bottom, and it mistakes were
made at Denver, they were mistake
of the heart and not of the bead.
Not a' man will say that tke peofle
were In control in Cklcago. Wkesi
the campaign started the republicans,
decided not to discuss platforms, bt,
to attack Mr. Bryan oa bis persoaal
record. Why? Because they didn't
dare to discuss platforms.
The. republicans planned treat
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