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WfetfwV, ,,.-,.. ... .H' 'AMMSWW-VMVVMv-kw''''H- " - .'--. '"" ''-'liilL.i.'' v,i."' " ' c "' HMWttWeWftVfr '-r V-Vr.,,-v., .WWHWS JhHW)f i wy wwjii m WHWM"Wrl ' .-5--.- V- ? - mm ". ' . V K1 : r . i'l f "-t )! -KWWfH', .v H)ail i L Ji-r-JLi i. . No. 119. DR. m EMINENT, SCIENTIST GIVE8. THE FIRST OF 8ERIES. A NATURALIST IN EAST AFRICA HAS SPENT MANY YEARS THERE A8 HEALTH OFFICER. Will Speak Today at 11 and Tomor , row at 5 p. m. In Concluding Numbers of Lectures to Ne braska Students. Dr. F. Crelghton' Wollman, for a number of years chief officer of Por tugese East Africa, gave the llrst of a series of thrco addresses to Ne braska students In N 110 yesterday afternoon. Dr. Wollman spoke undor tho auspices of the medical college and his lecture, yesterday was of a semi-technical nature describing the Wost African region from tho view point of ft- naturalist. Today at 11 a. ni. Dr. Wellman speaks at a special medical convocation In N 110 on "Tho ' Diseases in West Africa," and at 5 p. m. tomorrow ho will deliver a popular lecture In the Templo audi torium on "Health Problems for Euro peans In Colonizing the Tropics." Dr-Wellmnn Id" one of tho most eminent scientists In his lino of work. He Is a graduate of Kansas univer sity. He went to Africa In 189G and became Identified with tho health de partment of tho Portugese colonial government. "His work thero won recognition and for a number, of years he was chief health officer1' of that sec tion of the dark continent Ho re turned to Europe a cbuplo of years ago and slnco that time ho has boon busied with lecture work and In pre paring bis .writings and collections for public ubc . An Authority on Subject. ;, By, . reason of his long, residence In Africa and his oxtonded Investiga tions into, problems, pf tropical ntcdl--jclno and natural history Dr. Wollman is qualified to speak, with authority on these subjects Ho has tho view point not only of . the pure scientist but also of tho man of affairs who Is quick to apprcciato tho , economic value of Mb 'discoveries. The last lec ture especially of the Nebraska series Is dcslgnod to present to all students of history, commorco, geography, economics and sociology, a review of tho factors' which have until now con , stltuted a barrier to tho conquest of tho tropics by civilization. At present Dr. Wellman, Is connec ted with tho American National .Museum of Washington, E. C, Ho Is a member of a largo number of spe cialized scientific societies both in i'thlB country and In Europe. ' Ho has i lectured tidforo scientific bodies in 1 England and on the continent, prior to Jils tour of tho United States, Ho .oomeVto Lincoln directly from bin aha, jyhoro ho dollvored a series of addresses on, Monday and .Tuesday to ' theJunlor and sonior -medical classes, !., 'and during tho previous week to tho , Schoolmasters' club of tho state. r ' J ' - .".' f - Yesterday '8 Address. ! ,. i ' The' address yesterday was chiefly! for the benefit of scientific students and. was consequently largely of a !. technical nature. , Dr. Wel'lman first took up the flora of tho West African 1 region. As ono goes from tho' coast ('Into, tho lntqrloi tho n'r la, at, first very ritolst. Then come tho higher , (lan5sf,with a "wot arid dry season, the v former, about seven months in',' dura Ulgn.,j Sjjll,. higher Is the dry land, wnfch" 'ends 'with tho falito the lavVer : Interior region. .-. '.,. -s ,, Vol. VIII. WELLMAN f0Kel.df.;tlio,'largesti trees qf t,KelhigUrJ UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, APRIL 1, t909. . .'i a . lnnd region 1b tho "poison (081" (reo, and In this connection Dr. Wqllmnn told of tho testing by poison of na tives suspected or wrong. Tho man who gave tho medicine doctor tho .largest bribe, ho said, was the one Nvho usually escaped tho test. The other man died. This uso of tho poison tost Is the causq of more doathB In this region than any of the feared diseases. Tho 'speaker told qf a certain spe cies of bird peculiar to West Africa, wherein the male and female birds sing in harmony. Dr. Wollman 1b authority for the fact that the birds sing In chords of thirds and llfths. There are numerous other Interesting animals, small and largo, which Dr. Wollman mentioned. Some of these aro extremely poisonous and danger ous; others are largely harmless. PRESENT JURY SYSTEM WRONG Advocates Couree In PsycoloOical Study of Evidence. That tho Jury system, as It now cxlBts. Is contrary to tho principles of common sense, Is the opinion of Pro fessor Fling as expressed In a lecture yesterday. He believed It just as nec essary to havo a body of intelligent men to weigh the evidence ns It Is to havo a bench of Intelligent judges and that the jury system Is especially calculated to keep, people with suffic ient Intelligence to weigh evidence, out of a -trial. The power of pardon, ub exempli fied In tho pardoning of Mrs. Lilly, ought not to be In ho hands of tho governor, was his opinion. Tho fact that, after she sued for Insurance money which necessitated a re-trial, she was acquitted on insufficient evi dence, whereas she had beon prev iously convicted, the professor consld ore (I ns Illustrating the lnohlciency of ,the present jury. system. He thought Unit a course should be Introduced Into tho law curriculum which would make a Tisycologlcal study of evi dence. NUMBER OF 8KETCHES GIVEN Public Invited to Attend Wednesday Morning 'Recitals. A number of very good sketches wore put on at tho regular Wednes day morning recital yesterday by meniDors or ipo ciass in motoric su. Those recitals aro given evory Wed nesday morning at 9 o'clock In U. 10G and arc open to tho public. In tho past many good programs havo beon glvon, notably tho one of a week ago, at which tlmo a series of pantomime sketches wore put on, each sketch being tho original pro duction of the person giving it. Next Wednesday the program will consist of miscellaneous selections and 're citals. Those Interested In Shakespeare aro also Invited by the department to at tend tho rocltahj,. given pa "vyedneB days at 10 o'clock In the same room, whore scones from Hamlet aro put on by mombers of the class In rhet oric 38. RECITAL OF AMERICAN SONGS & Mrs. E. B. Conant To Be at Convocq tloniToday. ' ,'vAt convocation today, Mrs, . E. ;,B, Coriant, assisted by Miss Lillian Par sltt, wlthT Miss, Claire Canomjnstac- companist, will, give a -song recital, or songs by 'American, 'composers,,, The program which Iiob fcfeen announced lS Its follOWS!' tl ''- v : ' ji A Son from the Rubalj'at, Re-qulenv-Foote: ;., ' .;' , AprlrRa.ln-j-Wooman.r j Sister, Awake Wlllbyr 4 ,, , .Wouldn't Tuat Bo Queer JBeacli, My Loveri He, ComeB on the Skeo --Olqtigh Xdlghter. ' , , The, Lark Tqw Leaves His Wat'ry ,NoT-Parlcer. ' 'it , Duet: Were 'All the World Like you, My Doar;Footo , f. v j Mrs.' Conant; MJss Parsltt; PLAY LEAGUERS NEXT NEBRASKA SCHEDULED TO MEET LINCOLN TEAM SATURDAY. FIRST GAME OF SPRING AT PARK Hockcnbary, Who Tacked Hoodoo Sign on the Cornhuskers at York Saturday, Will Be on Slab for Guys. "Guy" Green has chosen to pit his bunch of professional ball artlsta against tho cornhuskor squad In a game at Antelope park Saturday afternoon. Play will bo Btartcd at 2:110 o'clock. Student tickets will admit to tho grandBtand and blcachorB. Studcn'.i not holding the annual cornhuuksr slips and others will bo charged (ho small fee of twenty-five cents to sac ! the round up. Practically all of the Greon gang will bo In tho city by Saturday and will- bo ready to cntor tho gnmo. Hockenbnry, tho Aurora light who was master of the cornhuskeriJ at York Saturday and who Is to tryout with the" Guys this spring, will bo on tho slab for tho leaguers. Ward, Olm stead and Mathers will do tho twirl ing for the university men. This contest will bo tho last match In which tho pupils of Coach Fox will take part before thoy make their journey south next week, and It 1b likely to be tho llnal tryout that tho cornhuskers will receive. Tho youngsters who have not made good so far will bo given a chanco to show their caliber In this game. Track Meeting Today. A meeting of the track candidates will bo hold In Memorial hall this morning at 11:30 o'clock to receive instructions from Dr. Clupp for begin ning training for tho coming meets. Several speeches will bo made by men Interested In the work. Tnis afternoon at 5 o'clock the let ter men of tho unlvorslty will moot Iff tho"lJnlvorslty Temple tb"fdrftTaif "N" men's association. A big attend- Innco Is desired nt tills gathering, so ' .kl. n A .1 A n I 1 n 1 nlnMn . 4-1. J T y oty may bo discussed 'and good plans perfected for tho work for tho. organi zation. At tho meeting of tho representa tives of tho Missouri valloy confer ence schools held In Des Moines Tues day It was decided to run off the an nual "Big Seven" track meet in Des Moines on Juno 5J Detailed plans for holding the games were arranged. All of the schpols in the conference will havo teams in this meet this spring and it is believed that tho contest winTbo one of tne best hold In the valley in years. Ames, Nebras ka and Missouri are expected to be tho chief contenders. Ames was the winner of the meet last season and is said to be jiiBt as Btrong now as It was tiien. .Missouri is better on the cinder patlil'ttilsyear than it lias boon for soYeral springs.' In tho., annual dual meet with tho University of Kansas hold In .Kansas City last Friday night ,tho "Show pio" mon took. first placo in all pyotits except one, and won the meet by a wide margin. , Kansas will not be very strong on tho track this spring and ought to bo easy moat for tho othor schools at Dos Moines. 8prlng Practice at Yale. Spring football training is to be started at Yale " Aprlf 19. Monday night Coach. Walter Camp and Cap tain Coy called the candidates 'to gether and avo them Instructions for me wonc " 'Field'' Concha1 Hd'wdrd'' Jones will bo .j1 K unablo to bo prcsont and Dack Field Conch Whonton will dlroct tho work, Copt. Murphy of tho baseball nine to night nddod 'another to His Innova tions for tho Benson, by tolling players that thoy might sntoko a plpo or a cigar onco a day throughout tho son son. Ho gavo strict orders, however, to stop at cigarette smoking. F0RE8T ANNUAL NEARLY DONE Aro to Give Banquet Which Will Be 4come Annual Affair. Work Is being rapidly coihplotcd on tho first number of the Forest club annual to bo publlshod this spring. Tho editorials and articles, arc 'nearly all In and the financial support of tho book has beon provided for. Tho club held Its rogular mooting Tuesday evening. A largo number of visitors woro present to hertr Pro fossor P. D. Barker of the state furm, who spoke on tho "Formation of For est Soils" and Profossor Alvan Koy scr, who spoke on "Moisture Studios In Forest Soils." At the business meeting hold after tho porgram It was decided among other things to glvo n banquet or similar entertainment sonic time dur ing tho spring, For the purpose of making all arrangements for this affair- a committee, consisting of T. E. Miller, chairman; J. S. Boyco and Claronco Korstoln was appointed. This banquot 1b to bo hold each year on the samo date and so to bocomo an annual Institution of tho club. Sovornl students of tho department will leave Friday for Halsey, Nob., where thoy will remain for two or thrco weeks, gottlng practical oxporl onco In nursery culture and flold planting. Tho largest government nursery In tho United States, com prising ton acres, Is located there, This trip Is mndo each year by a nutnbor of students from tho Fores try department to gain the political training there offered. "CREAM" SIDE WIN8 IN CONTE8T Banquet Will Be Tendered the Visit o.rs on Thursday. Tho Y. W. C. A. membership con tCBt closed Monday at "6 p. m. with. tho "Cream" side winning from the "Scarlet" by a sqoro- of seventy to sixty. ,', , Tho contest has been far from a on;el4ded affair throughout Wlien It started, March 15, tho "Cream" side began to gather in members, leaving Its competitor far behimirTho "Scarlet" sldo awoko to this fact after soveraL dayst ,and getting, busy, Boon had the lend In the race for new membors. The -JCream" side worked hard to regain Its lost position but tho contest seemed as ygooci as lost J.o them Monday morning.. During the last day thoy put forth every effort, and by G o'clock had made up the lost ground and passed the "Scarlet" side almost as "(lino" was called. This lias been by far the most ex citing membershiy contest Hsvor waged by the Y. W: Ci A. Thursday evening tho mombers of tho "Scarlet," or los Ing sfdo, will glvo a banquet for those of the "Cream" side. This is the penalty agreed upon by both sides proVious to entering on tho campaign,' SIGMA ,CHI WINS BALL GAME Defeats phi Kappa , Psj by a Score of 9 to 6. Sigma Chi defeated Phi Kappa Psi by a score' of 9 to C in a game played at the Vino street grounds yesterday, The game was won in tho fourth in ning, when the Sigma Chls batted in six runs. ' Batteries; Phi Kappa Psi, Driscoli and Wangerin; Sigma Chi, Johnson and Smith. '- . t . . . ,r ,Ui j ', -. ..- 1 Bake ban?, bnk4 om me prwabw and, served hot with dellcloas browji bread, 0cr at The Bosto Lnch. Price 5 Cent. birkett At Temple 8P0KE AT 8PEC1AL CONVOCATION YESTERDAY. .,'i IV TALKS OF UNIVERSITY (MEN DECLARE8 THAT HE BELIEVES IN PARTISANSHIP. Makes Many Eplgramattlcal State ments and Uses Stories to Drive Home HiyfcqlfiLargo AUdlencrMejifj; Before a large auldcnco of students nt a soclal convocation yostorday morning United Status Senator E. .1. Uurkott dollvored an address on tho Bubjoct "Tho University Man. In Poli tics." Senator Burkolt's address con tained many epigrams and k proved vory interesting to Hiobo, who .heard him. Senator Burkott said in part: "My proBonco horo (pdny is a. re sult of a promlso made two years ago, It socms to be tho genoral opinion that a United States sonator always has tlmo to make Bpocches upon any subject. This is a delusion, however, for such n thing Is a phys ical as well as inontal impossibility. A senator's task Is vory exacting for ho has a million oxamlnors which In clude thoso who aro able to judge uhd thoso who -nro not. Wo are al ways undor a scrutinizing obsoryntlon of tho people and wo havo to como boforo thorn for approval at oloctlon times. Show Great Capacity. "This Ib a grand government) and it is grand becauso thosystora works. No people anywhoro have shown t;h'o cnpaclty and the energy that ; tho American people irnvo shownr and It behooves us to seek to maintain this samo condition. There Is an 'object behind the bills for the appropriation of money for thor support of tho schools, and this object Is tho public w6TfarerTT"has Taken-a'Tong tlmo for this idea to porculato through tho heads of peoplo and. still oven in; tho cuso of.somo United States senators thoro at times nrisos some objection to the , spending' of pibnoy for this purpose It! seems that tho Western peoplo are more liberal in this re- spect; than; tlia people of the East. No one, to my knowledge, has even boon criticlzou'for supporting tho ap propriations for our schools.. ,"Bnt I camp to talk; about? the uni versity :mnn in politics, . Ho is in poll tics already, , Nineteen per coht pf our presidents and fifty-two per cent of our congressmen are college men As long as the collogo man is in politics right ideas should prevail, because of hjs superior training, How ever, not alL collogo graduates are good. Senator Piatt, republican boss of Now York, and Senator Quay of Pennsylvania, were college men. 'I believe that fbo government has not sufficiently used tho ppnt up . en ergies of our colleges, but collogo men are very rapidly coming to .tho front and their influence, is spreading. President Roosevelt has been guiding the opinions of the people during the last eight years. College men have been, called, around him., I will wel come tho tlnip when economic rule will prevail, and guide; men's, .opinions rather than precedent and prejudice. Tho , departments1 of our Bchools should he assisting in the solution of our problems. ' Much Common Sense. "Thq university man should, (not run the government. The common leople have, a vast, amount of common! sense, ' v (CpnUnuod qh Page 3)j . i i ' I'Ml ...11 '.a .-. va c t.J y. -WJ,hliWW'irtS w .t..