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SATURDAY. DISCHMUHIl 12, 1008.
THINQ8 THAT COUNT.
In tho iinlvoi'Blty, as well an ovory
whoro else, It Ih tlu llftlo things that
count and in tho long run tiro often
tho determining features. It Ih always
tho little things that are tho hardest
to manago and tho thingH that may
monn olthor tho huooobs or failure of
In tho unlvoi'Hity there Ih ofton
tiinoa n noticouhlo hick of consldera
tion and courtoBy for the feollngH of
othoi'H. It Ih Hhown in many ways
varying from simple thoughtlessness
to open rudenoHH, hut alwuyn notice
nblo to an outsider and always u
cauBO for unfavorable comment. It 1b
a thing that probably would not bo
pormltted to oxis't at tho university if
it came to the attentidn of the stu
At convocation several times re
cently the speaker lias held the audi
ence a few seconds overtime in order
that ho might finish the thought he
waB engaged in presenting. It has
boon almost invariably tho case that
thero would bo a constant stream of
people leaving tho room from the time
that tho boll rang until the speech
was finished. There nas been one
notablo exception to this, however,
and that was tho convocation which
was rocontly given to the chancellor.
On thiB occasion tho convocation waH
not concluded until nearly noon but
not a single porson left tho room.
ThiB, although a little thing, was ono
of tho boBt tributes that has been
paid tho chancollor, as it showed that
tho Btudonts' appreciation of him was
groat enough to ovorcome their ac
customed lack of care.
M,a Two Stores 1415.0.
Ono of the professors of this mil
vorsity was heard to complain recent
ly thnt it is often the case, when a
bunch of students get together that
they will thoughtlessly block up tho
entrance to a building so that it is
imposBlble to get in or out. He spoke
especially of. tho library and declared
that ho had seen students give up in
despair and go around rather than
try to force their way into the main
entrance. This is a thing that stu
dents should be more careful about,
as It is a serious inconvenience to pro
fessors who are in a hurry to get to
classes, to have to stop and slowly
"work their way through crowded pass
ageways. Between classes the stairways of the
main buildings are always crowded
v with students in a hurry to make their
next class. It 1b a common thing for
two friends, one going up and one
coming down, to meet ami while they
oxchnnge greotlngs the whqle line
both going up and coming down stops
and waits. These things are not ser
ious, but they are little things that
ought to be corrected.
It. A. Van Oi-Hdol wont to Omaha
yesterday, accompanying the Lincoln
high school debating team, which he
haB coached in preparation for the
Omaha-Lincoln debate at Crelghton
A number o,f present and .former
university students composed ' a glee
club .which sting at the National Corn
Exposition in Omaha last evening.
Several of tho boys wllj remain in
Omaha over Sunday.
Saturday. 12 Engineering aocloty hop
nt Fraternity hall.
Y. W. and Y. M. C. A. Joint social.
Tuoslay, IB Prof. II. VV. Cnldwoll.
"Tho President's MorfHage."
Wednesday, K Y. M. C. A. mld-wook
mooting G: 50-7: 30.
Friday, 18 Christmas vacation begins
at G p. m.
Monday, 4 Christmas vacation ends
nt 8 p. m.
Friday, 8 Junior hop at Fraternity
Saturday.) Sophomore hop at Lin
Friday, IB Non-Com Hop at Fratern
Meeting of the Graduate Club.
Frldaq, 22 Senior prom at Lincoln
Friday. 21) Sophomore Informal at
Saturday, .'10 Intor-Frnt Indoor Moot
In Memorial Hall.
Friday, B Junior Prom at Lincoln
SHOWN THE CAMPUS
ILLINOIS DEBATORS INSPECTED
NEBRASKA STATE SCHOOL.
MANY THINGS WERE ADMIRED
Visitors Highly Pleased With the
Work Which Is Being Done in
the Different Departments
Tho three mombcrs of the Illinois
debating team and the professor ac
compaulng thorn were guests at the
University of Nebraska from their ar
rival at 10:20 yesterday morning to
the close of the Phi Alpha Tail ban
quet last night. During the morning
they visited the university campus and
inspected the various buildings, in
the afternoon they spent most of their
time at the Lincoln hotel, resting for
the evening contest.
In their tour of the campus, the
visitors viewed the various features
of interest and also looked in upon
tne work of a few class rooms. Tlio.
Haw the progress of the new engineer
ing building and viewed other Im
provements which are in the course of
completion In other departments. The
Illinois men had nothing but commen
dation for what they saw of the omuId
ment and buildings of the state insti
tution. While in many respects Ne
braska (Ioob not compare favorably
with the magniticont institution at Ur
banu, yet the Illinois men were sur-
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The Public Gets the Benefit
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prised with the progress which many
departments have made.
Judges Reach City.
The three judges of last night's de
bate arrived in Lincoln during tho
day. Regent Holbrook of tho Uni
versity of Iowa was the llrst to reach
the city, ho coming in from the east
during the morning. Mr. Holbrook
stayed with friends in Lincoln during
his visit in the city. Ho also took
occasion to visit the university during
the day and complimented the school
upon tho splendid facilities for work.
Prof. Loos, head of tho political
economy department of tho University
of Iowa, arrived in Lincoln at 30
yesterday afternoon. He went direct
ly to a hotel and did not visit the
campus. Justice Beemer of the Iowa
supreme court also arrived in the
afternoon and took- up quarters at the
Lindell. All three of these Judges and
the members of the team were guests
of the Phi Alpha Tau banquet last
A number of the DePauw English
faculty expresses the belief that tho
high schools are trying to do too much
of tho work of the college. . He ad
vises them to devote their time to
teaching the students to spell cor
rectly. A Purdue student who lives ut Ox
ford rocontly wont homo fooling sick.
Ho started to return to school, how
ever, but was stopped by the health
authorities and examined. Ho was
found to have smallpox in a mild
form. His homo has been quarantined.
WITH Ts1ESI0MA XI
PROFE880R BRUNER AND RICH
ARD8 DELIVER' ADDRES8.
DEBATE REDUCES ATTENDANCE
'The Introduction of Insect Pests" and
"The Heat Transformation of
Gases" Are the Two Sub
Tho Sigma XI fraternity hold their
HrBt regular meeting last evening in
Science null. Two addresses were
given, one by Professor Brunei on
"The Introduction of Insect PeBtB,' the
other by Professor Richards, the presi
dent of tho society, on "Tho Heat
Transformation of OaBeB."
Tho meeting was not largely attend
ed owing to the conflict In date with
the intor-colleglato debate. This was
unavoidable, however, as the date for
the meeting had been set and the pro
gram arranged previous to any an
nouncement of the date Tor tho de
bate. It had also been arranged to
hold I lie meeting In tho Zoology lec
ture room, out at the last moment
It was discovered that the lecture
room had gone out of existence sev
eral years ago, so that the meeting
place, was cnanged to Science hall.
Meets on Time.
Promptly at 8:'lu o'clock the meet
ing was called to order and after a
few preliminary remarks the presi
dent Introduced Professor Uruner.
The professor began his lecture on
the "Introduction of Insect Pests" by
saying that the annual destruction of
property by insects, in tho United
States amounted to $500,000,000. -One-third
of this," he "said, "is caused by
insects introduced into this country,
and one-fourth of this is done by ten
species of these introduced insects.
While we have 400 or BOO species of
our own, yet ten or twelve imported
species cause one-half as much dam
age us all the others.
Of these Imported Insects, the Hes
sian fly does the most damage. It is
not exactly known when 6r where it
was introduced, but it was some time
shortly after the arrival of tho Hes
sian soldiers. This 1b the reason it is
called the Hessian fly. It come to
this country from Europe, where it
was probably Introduced from tho east,
it being found in Persia or thereabout,
feidlug upon the 'wheat which there
grows wild. This ilg sometimes does
as much as $20,000,000 damage in a
single state In one year. In Nebraska
It destroys about $9,000,000 of grain
each year, and about $4u, 000,000 in the
I'nlted States In the same time.
Cotton Boll Weevil.
Of more recent introduction we
have the cotton boll weevil, which
come from. Eastern Mexico. It is also
found in the West India Islands and
Central America. In the course of the
last ten yoars It has become ono of
the most Important pests of North
The San Jose scale, which first ap
peared In California, is an insect
whose former homo has not been as
certained. It Is found in Japan, where
it is also a recent acquisition, and in
the northern part of China.
The common house lj is another in
troduced pest whose harm cannot be
estimated in dollars nnd cents. Tho
flea, the cabbage butterfly and the
German cockroach are also imported
pests and are to be classed among
our troublesome insects.
Some years ago tho cotton cushion
scale became destructive In this coun
try. For awhile it was thought that
it would bo necessary to quit fruit
raising in California on account of
this pest. Tho parasites did not seem
to Know now to destroy It. The gipsy
moth Is another insect that has re
cently been causing much troublo and
Is an imported pest.
Frenchman Brings Moth.
Tho brown-tailed moth was intro
duced to this country by a French
man who was making a study of the
Insects wnich made silk cocoons.
Either an egg moss was split or the
young larvae blown out of tho win
dow; but it started one of the most
destructive pests that have evor visit
ed the eastern portion of this country.
The stable fly and the horned fly
which attacks cattle were both intro
duced from Europe, together with bed
bugs, gray backs, crab lice and bond
Tlie professor then went on to ex
plain how the introduced pestB are
mora dangerous than our own insects
because they have not their natural
enemies to keep thorn in chock. "It
is very difficult," he said, "to got any
of our native parasites to attack these
foreign Bpecios. Many of them have
Peculiar habits ' which nnr nnrnHltna
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prickly hnlreil caterplllers of n great
many species, blrdB will not feed upon
He then described the methods by
which these Insects live through the
winter in under bark, in cocoons and
the like. v
He told how the Hessian fly Is kept
in chock In Its nntlve country by a
number of enemies, but that our Amer
ican parasites were at a loss to know
how to attack it because we had no
similar Insects. The remedy which
had been used, with good results, he
said, was to obtain some of its nat
ural enemies from its native country
and Introduce them on the regions
Infected by the fly.
Lantern Slides Used.
At this point he illustrated his lec
ture by the use of lantern Blldes, and
explained the action of tho various
InsectB nnd showed all the stages In
which they appeared, from the egg to
the full grown' Insect, nt the same
time showing how they are destroyed.
By means of the slides he showed how
the cotton boll weevil so resembles
its surroundings that it is very difficult
In showing the gipsy moth and Its
destruction of pine forests he Bald,
"Tile ordinary tree defoliates threo or
es and still lives, but the pine
tree dies is defoliated but once.
Hence the most destruction of -pine
forests Is by this inBect.
The manner in which tho larvae of
the Hessian fly attacks tho Btalks of
the wheat was shown nnd also the
unusual way in which tho San Jose
scale produces Its young alive. He
then allustrated the way In which the
various parasites work In attacking
tliese insects, especially the cotton
He closed his lecture by speaking
of the diseases carried by different
Insects and said that It had now been
definitely ascertained that the cock
roach carried the berT Deri and the
flea the bonbon ic plague.
Professor Richards Talks.
Professor Richards then spoke for a
few minutes on "Heat Transformation
of Gases." He Illustrated his lecture,
which was very' technical by the liso
of an "Entropy-Tomperaturo Dia
gram." projected upon the curtain. He
explained the use of the chart and
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All Souls Church, Unitarian
Corner of H and Twelfth Streets
AIITHUR L. WEATHERLY, Minister.
Service 10:30. Sunday School 12.
All Students -ire cordially invited to ittend its services.
ALL PEWS ARE FREE
Dec. 13 Sermon Subject: "The Law of Mercy." Social Ethics
class at 12., Paul H. CJrumman, Leader. Professor Alexander will
speak on "The Nature of Truth."
All Souls Church is a free fellowship for the worship of God and
the service of Man. It judges no man's character. It erects no bar
rlers of creed or doctrine. Its pulpit Is a free pulpit committed to
the starch after Truth.
'Life is more than opinion; character more than creed."
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