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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1909.
THE TWO IDEAL8.
This Ibbuq of tho Daily Nobraskan
1b do voted to tho commemoration of
tho lifo and works of two men whoso
lnilucnco In the development of mod
ern thought has been profound and
far-reaching. Both born on tho same
day, but in countries far distant from
oacli other, and In circumstances as
widely differing as could bo imagined,
both developed into master minds
whoso Influence in tho world of
thought can only bo measured when
it is possible toslook back on their
lives from a period more distant than
thnt in which wc are now living.
Darwin oxercisod his influence
through the intellectual worfd; Lin
coln drew his power from his thor-
U4I,,0. TWO STOKES
dugb comprehension of tho human,
Bide of 'life. Darwin is tho Ideal ofi
tho 'intellectual Bide of tho college'
'world. Lincoln stands related to us
through our emotlon.s; ho appoals to
"u'b as the human 'ideal, as a martyr
ftV the liberties of men, aB the cham
pion of the oppressed and tho friend
of the poor.
It Ib therefore peculiarly fitting
ttiatt the university should honor
thgo men at the same time. Thoy
stand as tho nearest approach of hu
man beings 'to'" the two ideals that
together form'the perfect men, and
aro.alwayB found' together to a certain-
extent, at .least even in tho in
dividual person. Lincoln, aB tho type
of strong, courageous manhood; Dar
win aB tho typo of clear and penetrat
ing intellect, represent the two great
branches "of uniyerslty thought with
out1 either of , which the other is hope
lessly crlpplod- . "u
Final fryputs for senior relay teain
win pe jtieip aaiuray ,ac,a p. m. aii
candidate's ' who made" 2 laps in
less than 21 seconds in tho prelim
inary are' eligible to jtho, finals.
Have your clothes pressed at,
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"Weber's Sultorium, Cor. ljth and O
WHAT LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY
SHOULD MEAN TO STUDENTS
By Prof. II.
Today an entiro nation will pause
for a moment to do honor and pay
homage to thd name of Lincoln. On
this day million) of people will turn to
u study of tho wofda and deeds of
tho martyred prosldont of tho Civil
war. On such an occasion tho uni
versity studont especially should seek
to understand tho reasons that give
Biich powor to tho name that is on
ovory lip. College and university
studonts aro apt to beliovo that great
success In lifo depends largely on
unusual opportunity and wide, if not
groat learning. Thoy aro prone to
magnify the advantages that como
from collogo training and intellectual
equipment. A study of Lincoln affords
n good counter to an excosslvo roll
anco on a happy environment and
mental culture. Oho finds immedi
ately that Lincoln achieved grcatnoss
In tho midst of conditions that seem
ed to deny, Instead of to offer, him
tho favorablo opportunity. Of the
millions of hlH contemporaries few
would have cared to-change places
with him. It was not opportunity
Ihen that gavo him fame. Tho col
lego studont must also noto that it
.was not erudition, not a wide, knowl
edge of tho thought of tho past, that
gavo Lincoln tho koy that unlocked
Ihe Kates of Immortality. Tho social
graces wore denied him. His glory
came not from tho possession of ele
ganco of mannor, or charm in nddresB.
Awkwardness appeared in his move
ments and lack of tasto In his
drCBH. Externally, garb and appear
ance wore against him. It must also
1)0 kept in mind that Lincoln was not.
a man of wealth. His powers of ac
quisition were meager. His success,
therefore, could not and did not como
"rom tho power that money and
woalth give. No barons qf finance
stood Bponser for his deeds. Tho
elements then that entered Into Lin
coln's life and gavo him a niche
among tho groat on earth were not
opportunity, not education and learn
ing, not wealth and social influence,
nol oase and grace, not even extra
ordinary intellectual endowments or
May It have been an accident, In
that ho camo to powor at an oppor
tune moment? If we are Inclined to
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are GOO of them dumped on sale for
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answer, yes; wo must at least admit
that ho rose to tho measure of tho
demands of tho greatest of- Civil wars.
Again, If it bo suggested that the
assassin's bullet struck him down just
at tho ono moment when it would
cause tho halo of martyrdom to en
circle his brow; tho answer must
also be kept in mind that apparently
no was JuBt coming to the teotiith of
his slowly maturing povyers,' ionce
some greater honor oven might have
'Weed of a Scientist"
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By Prof. A.
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Saturday, 8 P. M.
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boon his had he lived to have solved
tho still moi;e difficult problem that
A study then of tho moaning of
Inodfn's birthday of tho universal
ity of its celebration, brings us to
ono answer, and ono alone. His
greatness lay In character. Great as
ho was as a master of English, pow
erful as he was as a dobater, strong
as he was in logical analysis, and
Bkillful as, ho was In holding men by
his versatility as a story toller, yet
all these qualities would have been
us nothing in such a day as this, bad
it not been that thoy wore only the
minor factors of n total whore char
acter was the dominant quality. Lin
coln was honest, hence won tho con
fidence of the people; ho was sincere,
and thus attracted thoso of worth;'
ho was humane and sympathetic, and
so in the moment when death was
In overy household, attached to him
loving1 and weeping hearts; he was
endowed with raro common sense, ao
kopt his feet on tho earth, and held
the confidence of the common man.
He was not tho idol of the few; but
ho entered into tho hearts of the
great' mass of ,hunjmnity, for he felt
as thoy; nis neart
those who itoil, and
suffer, and do
tho unselfish deeds that lift man into
tho realms where, however feeble his
powers, the aspirations at last link
him with tho devine.
May not the college student then
find In this man tho proof- that after
all, the ono thing to be sought is
character? May he not note thai
reputation based on more knowledge,
on the possession of woalth, or tho
graces of manner are ophmeral, and
never give men centennial celebra
tions? May ho not' loam that the
final test of lasting greatness Is even
beyond genius? Tho ideal lies in
those qualities which tend to tho up
lift of humanity 'as a whole, and'at
tiact tho divine in name to Him who
can arouse it.
CLASS REL'AY, NOT FRAT-BARB
Four Teams Will Contest for Honors
on Charter Day.
Contrary to a supposition which
seems to be quite general about the
campuB, tho barb-frat athletic meet o
$2.50 dav for..
bo held on tho afternoon of charter
day will not Include a relay race. In
stead of a contept between frata and
barbs in this event there will bo an
Intor-class race in which teams of
each class will participate. A part of
the classes have already tried out men
for this event, but thus far the pre
liminary work Is not complete. Tt
will have to he doile xsoon If tho
team wishes to represent its class
Friday, 5 P. M.
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J J '-" ',) rV .soii 1st nS. ) a'
"Measurement of Sound"
Friday, 12 Inter-frat indoor meet.
Lincoln program. Temple theatre,
8 p in. Gov. A. C. Shallenberger,
Senator E. P. Brown, Professor
C. E. Poralnger.
Fridny, 12 Professor WobBter "The
Creed of a Scientist." Popular
lecture, 5:00 p. m., Temple thea
ter. Saturday, 13 ProfesBor Webster,
"The Measurement of Sound." 8:00
p. m. Lecture room, Brace Hall.
Students' Debating club. 8:00 p. m.
Saturday, 13 Gorman play. "Old Hei
delberg." Tpmplo theatre.
Monday, 15 Charter day. Barbfrat
indoor meet, 3:00 p. m.
Commencement exercises In Templo.
Address to graduating claBs by
TueBdny, 16 Junior Class Election.
Memorial Hall 11:30.
Tuesday, 1G Senior play tryouts 7 to
10 p. m. in N. 106.
Friday, 19 Dr. H. M. McClanahan of
Omaha. "The Economic Import
ance of the Child to tho State."
Convocation, 5 p, m.
Friday, 19 Minnesota basketbal'
game 8 p. m.
Saturday, 20 Minnesota basketball
game. Informal danco 8 p. m.
Tuesday, 28 Annual Peace Program.
Judge Lincoln Frost of Lincoln.
Hon. J. L. Webster of Omaha.
Friday, 5 Pershing Rifles' Hop. Fra
Saturddy, 6 University Forest club
gives first dunce. Temple Music
LORD WITHDRAWS FROM RACE.
Randolph Man Quits Soph Presiden
Carl J. Lord of Randolph, who has
been a leading candidate for the
presidency of the sophomore class,
yesterday announced his withdrawal
from the race. This leaves the field
to H. W. Coulter and Leslie Hyde.
Tho election will bo held ono weok
from next Tuesday.
The withdrawal of Lord was tho
result of biB pledging Alpha Thqta
Chi fraternity. He had started his
presidential campaign as a barb can
didate and after pledging a fratern
ity ho folt that he could not reason
ably ask his supporters among the
barbs to continue their aid. Ho felt,
too, that if he continued tho race as
a frat candidate it might embarass
some of his personal friends who
would not be able to decide on a
course of action easily. Therefore
he gpt out of the race.
WILL GIVE LINCOLN PROGRAM
Students' Debating Club to Celebrate
The Students' Debating club will,
render a special program In honor of
the birth of Abraham Lincoln In U,
10G next Saturday evening at 7:30
The following program will be.
Sketch of Lincoln's Life.D. M. Rogers
Lincoln and tho New West
D. P. Stough
Lincoln tho Lawyer. .... .Q. N. Foster
Llricoln'a Humor. B. L. Powell
Qur Negro Problem W. H.'Braut
Lincoln's Legacy to America
.' ;L. C. Sm.Uh
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address....
4 . ..-..-.,. S. "C. Stoner
Lincoln the Inaugurator..H. S. Lowes
There will alBo bo a short parlia
mentary scrap, open to all in attend
ance. Tho club extends an urgent in
vitation to all studentB of tho univer
sity to attend,
Tho Reynolds club of Chicago uni
versity suffered an ?800 flro Iobb last
Thursday, hfl, nro 1b supposed to
have started from a lighted clgaretto,
dropped In a waste basket.
Successor to Pitts
Sdclal Evening - - - Friday
Advanced Class - Saturday Eve.
Class Evenings Monday &' Wednesday.
Private Lessons Given
1124 N STREET
SUIT OR O'COAT
made to order
WORLD'8 LARGE8T TAIL0R8
133 S. 13th St. M. M. Crandall, Mgr.
PROFESS.OR WEBSTER SPEAKS
Problems In Physics Discussed Before
the Sigma Xis.
The Sigma Xi fraternity were enter
tained Thursday evening by a lecturo
on "Some Great Problems In Physics
of Yesterdny. Today and Forever,"
given by Professor A. G. Webster.
The lecture took place In the physics
lecture room at 5 o'clock and was an
Interesting though technical diBcus'
alon of tho subject.
Tho professor first took up some of
the great problems of physics from the
beginning of time on, malnfy develop
ing those of the last century. He
traced the growth of the conception
of conservation of energy and of dis
sipation of energy and also of the
charging of interest of the newer form
of thought 'from the discussion of
problems of matter to problems of
other or "electro magnetic problems."
He spoke of the growth of tho modern
corpuscular theory and closed by mak
ing a prediction of tho future growth
Two moro lecturesone this evening
at 5 o'clock in the Temple and tho
other Saturday nifht at 8 o'clock In
the physjes lecture room are to be
given under the auspices of tho Sigma
XI fraternity. The one this evening
will be on "The Creed of a Scientist"
and the one tomorrow night on "The
Measurement of Sound." Professor H.
B. Newson of Kansas university, at
which place Mr. Webster gave this
series of lectures a Bhort time ago.
In a recent communication to Profes
sor Davis, spoke very highly of Mr.
Webster, saying that In his judgment
Mr. Webster was the best man" they
had over heard. The lectures' for this
evening and tomorrow night are to bo
In no way technical, tho last one being
Illustrated by lantern Slides.
LEGISLATORS TO VISIT CAMPUS
A Committee of Three Appointed to
Decide on Program. .
Tho members of the state legisla
ture have decided to pay a visit to the
unlvorslty. Tho decision was reached
yesterday and immediately upon be
ing notified, Chancellor Avery ap
pointed a committee consisting of
Professor Caldwell as chairman, with
Professor Condra and ProfeBBor Rich
ards, to devise whatever program is
to bo carried out for their entertain
menL Tho legislators will visit the
school Tuesday, partially, It Is report
ed, for the purpose of ascertaining tho
exact condition of several of the build
ings about tho campus,
- Dr. Kerr, president of Westminster
college, haB been given a Jeave of ab
sence from tho college on account -of
his ill health. Dr. and Mrs. Kerr-will
sjppnd,tho remainder of tho winter In
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