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' Vol. VIII. No. 146.
JAPSPY ON CAMPUS?
FOREIGNER SEEN TAKING PIC
TURES OF BATTALION.
RAN AWAY FROM CAPT DIERKS
DID NOT WAIT FOR OFFICER TO
A8K ANY QUE8TION8.
Captain Worklzcr Sumblts Annual Re
port of the Condition of Mill.
tary Department of Unl
verslty to Inspector.
Who was the llttlo, middle-aged
man from Japan who took pictures
of the university cadet battalion on
Saturday morning and ran away when
Lieutenant DIerks, adjutant of the
first battalion, approached to question
him about his work? Was ho by any
chance a Japanese spy, seeking to
gain Information as- to the character
of tthe military Instruction given In
American . universities?
Theso are the questions now .being
asked by Captain Worklzer and other
officers of the cacfet battalion. So far
they have had no answer and they are
The incident which caused all the
surmising and conjecture occurred
while the battalion was going through
evolutions for the government Inspec
tor on Twelfth street Saturday 'morn
ing. Captain -Worklzer was standing
with the Inspector watching the
movements, when he noticed a little
man of dark hue working away with
a camera taking vlows of tho cadets.
Ho was the .only man In sight wdrk-
ing a kodak and the captain thought
It would ho a good Idea to get some
of tho finished pictures for himself.
He called Captain DIerks, battalion
adjutant, and sent him over to the
llttlo brown mdn to see If arrange
ments could be made. -
He Ran Away.
So far thorjo had been nothing sus
picious In the attitude of the picture
taker. But when he saw tho officer
approaching he grasped his Instru
ments and started off down the street.
Captain Adjutant DIerks called out to
him, but Instead of stopping, he be
gan to run and lost himself in the
crowd that was watching tho drill.
And so It happened that Captain
Worklzer ahd Captain DIerks areo
querying visitors as to their supposi
tions in the case. Did the action of
tho brown man constitute conclusive
proof that ho was a spy, or merely
that he was unduly suspicious of the
doslres of the 'officer upon his per
son? Submitted a Report.
Captain Worklzer on -Saturday sub
mitted to Captain Lockrldge, the1" In
specting officer, his report as tothe
condition of the military department
of the university. That part of tho
report which has been made public
speaks highly of the support given the
department by the university. One
item which is somewhat to the con.
trary' appears,. however, In tho finan
cial account It appears that the uni
versity recelve's from the government
by' tho Morrill act and other Jegisla-.
tlon a total sum of $94,000, a large
part of this conditional upon the main
tenance of a military department. The
' university appropriates , frpm all Its
funds. $500 for the commandant's' sal
ary and ,$450 additional for the con
duct' of the department Thus tho de
partment receives about one per cent
of tho amount which it gains f or the,
university, ' ,, , '
Among' the statements as to needed
improvements app,eur- reco'rartienda,.
tlons for Vdrlll ground at tho univer
sity and' a drill hall at the state farmk
Both of theso facilities are utterly
lacking at present, buttho former has
been provided for by tho regents.
Inspector Lockrldgo commented
with particular favor upon tho per
formance of the cadet band. Ho
stated It to be much better than those
of other schools which he had visited.
He was -well pleased with tho show
ing of tho battalion 'and with tho con
duct of the department in general.
MEDI EXAMS WILL BEGIN TODAY.
Sophomores Cramming to Meet the
8tate Board Tests.
Today niarks the start of tho first
series of examinations by the state
medical examining board and sopho
mores of the college of medlcino will
ho occupied for the next three days
with tests in the elementary courses.
The examinations will conclude on
The system of holding two series of
examinations, one for sophomores and
one for seniors, has Just been adopted
at Nebraska. By this means the stu
dents are enabled to have the ele
mentary studies completed and out of
tho way at th,e close of their second
year, whereas under the old system
they had to review these branches and
take the tests at tho close of their
senior year. Now tho senior examina
tions will embrace only tho more pro
fessional subjects given during tho
last two years of the course. -
A number of juniors in the college
who are now studying at Omaha, are
in Lincoln In order to take the tests
with the sophomores, they figure that
by so doing they will have Just that
much less work to do a year from
PROF. LE ROSSINGOL TO SPEAK.
Will Discuss the Recent Strikes in
Paris Today at Convocation.
Today at convocation, Professor
James E. LeRosslgnol will speak on
the recent Btrlkes at Paris. Professor
Lo Rosslgnors lecture promises to be
r.t once interesting and instructive.
As the strikes in Paris are of a' very
different nature from those happening
In the United States and their Impor
tance has not been emphasized by tho
This will bq Professor Le Rosslg-
nol'8 last appearance In a public lec
ture before a university audience ns
with the current year he goes to re
sume his old position in the University
The strikes which will bo discussed
this morning are socialistic in their
nature. In one respect they differ
greatly from those that have heen
happening In the United States of
late. They aro fundamentally govern
ment strikes. Those departments in
particular which are having hte
trouble aro the postal and telegraph
.departments. The railroad employes
also aro threatening to strike.
CLUB CHOOSE8 NEW OFFICER8.
Student Debating Club Has Success-
ful Year. . .
Saturday evening the Students' De
bating club held their election of of
ficers for the ensuing year. S. C.
Stone was elected .president; J. H.
Morgan, vice-president; R. E. Waldo,
secretary and treasurer, and "Rosa
J3ates, critic. This was 'the last
meeting of p, highly successful year.
Several things have especially charac
terized thq year. An oratorical con
test has been added to the list' of
events of the year. The right to memi
bershlp has been extended to include
fraternity men. ,Tho ' membership
has been materially Increased. The
club now' has on its rolls the names
of some forty "men and next year th
organization plans," to dovelop attiV
roore.phogeneral order of proc-
uiujuriiiu vjuu m.iiim a Bnon parna
momary practice ana s afterwards a
jregular debate. ! ,
NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1909.
WIN IN BOTH SPORTS
CORNHUSKER TRACK AND BASE
BALL TEAM8 VICT0R8.
GOPHERS SHY BY 13 POINTS
Drake Suffers Bitter Drink at Wes
leyan In Fast Game 5 to 1
Captain McDonald Lowers
220 Hurdle Mark.
Nebraska's baseball and track teams
were winners Saturday, tho cinder
path athletes maintaining the tradi.
tlon of tho Cornhuskors for beating
Minnesota in tho track games, and
the baseball proteges of Captain Belt
zer taking a second championship
contest from Drake university of Dos
Mjoines, Iowa. Tho score In tho track
meet was 55 & to 42. In tho ball
game Drake barely escaped a shutout,
getting one score, whlio tho Corn
huskors touched home plate for four
At Minnesota Captain McDonald,
although defeated In the high hurdles
by Harmon In tho fast time of 0:1556,
recovered his form in the low sticks
and established a now Nebraska
record of 0:25, tho provious mark
being 26 fiat.
Account of Track Meet. t
The Associated Press yesterday
gave tho following account nf tho
Everything was Nebraska in Satur
day's field meet at Northrop field, and
when the battle for blood was over
tho Minnesota team was on the small
end of a big count. Tho Cornhuskors
came to Minneapolis to trim Coach
Dick Grant's University of Minnesota
track team and it was 'apparent from
the start that the Gohors were in for
a nice little 'drubbing. The final count
of the game gave Nebraska a total
of 55 1-2 points, while tho Gophers
could boast of only 42 1-2.
The meet was hold In a drizzling
rain, but this did not intofero in any
way with tho work of tho athletes.
The Minnesota men worked hard to
uphold their colors, but the-visitors
had it on them in every event, and
everything taken into consideration,
tho sons of tho maroon and gold
were lucky to lajid as near the top as
thoy did. The victory of Wildmon of
Nebraska over Yale Smiley of Minne
sota In the 100 yard dash came as a
great surprise to the Minnesota con
tingent, as tho captain of the Gopher
team was looked upon as a -sure win
ner in tho short distance. 8mlley re
trieved lost honors to a certain ex
tent, .however, by carrying off the
honors In the 220 yard dash.
Collins the Big Noise.
Collins of Nebraska oarried off 'the
hlg noise In the discus throw, with
Nuessle of Minnesota a- close second.
Tho 440 yard dash went to Reed of
Nebraska and Collins also took the
Strane of Minnesota showed great
form in the polo vault and succeeded
In holding out for a tie 'with Russell
In the broad Jump the Minnesota
team did not have a look-in, two
Cornhuskers taking the honors. Ham
el carried off tho highest honors, while
Perry 'took second place.
Connolly of Minnesota took the two
mile race and Harnion "of the pophers'
institution took first in tho high
hurdles. Tho Summary: .
100 yard dashWon vy Wildman.
Nebraska;,. Smiley, -Minnesota, sec
ond. Time; 10:2-5, , .'
?Half mile run Won by Hull, MJnne
jfca; Amborson, Nebraska, second.
jjjplgh Jump Hummel, Nebraska and
famel, Nebraska, tied for first and
second.. Height, 5 feet, 2 inchest
High hurdles Won hy ,Harmon,
Minnesota; McDonald, Nebraska, soc
ond. Time, 15 4-5.
Shot put Won hy Collins, Nebras
ka; Kelehat, Minnesota, socond. Dis
tance, 37 feot 1-1 Inches.
220 to Gopher Smiley.
220 yard daBh Won by Smiley, Min
nesota; Campbell, Nebraska, second.
Discus throw Won by Collins, Ne
braska; Nuessle, IMnnesota, second.
Distance, 108 feet 5 1-4 Inches.
Low hurdles Won by McDonald,
Nebraska; Hormoni" Minnesota, sec
ond. Time, 25:4-5.
Mile Won by Gadsby, Mlnnosota;
Rathburn, Minnesota, second. Time,
440 yard daHh Won by Reed,No
braska; Smiley, Minnesota, second.
Time, 52 4-5.
Two mllo dash Won by Connolly,
Minnesota; Gablo, Nobraska, second.
Hammer throw Won by Collins,
Nebraska; Ostrand, Mlnnosota. sec
ond. Distance, 140 feet 10 1-2 inches.
Broad Jump Won by Hnmel, Ne
braska; Perry, Nobraska, second. Dis
tance, 20 feot.
8econd Championship Game.
The baseball contest was the sec
ond game with Drako for tho cham-,
plonshlp of tho Mlsouri Valley base
ball league, and the winning of It
places tho Cornhuskers next to Ames
in tho team .standings. The Iowa ag
gies have a clean record so far.
The game was scheduled for 10:30
Saturday morning at Antelope park,
but tho diamond at the Western lea
gue grounds was a pond of water, loft
from tho deluge of the night before.
The marine condition of tho Hold
forced the postponement of tho claBh
between the two colleges until Satur
day afternoon, and necessitated the
transferring of the scene of action to
the Wesleyan university grounds at
University Place, whore the two
teams got together at 2:45.
For the most part the contest was
a hatlo hotween pitchers, with "Hap"
Ward, the husky southpaw of tho
Cornhuskers slightly In the bettor
element. Ho pitched steady hall all
the time and the Des Moines men
found him for but four' safe blnglcs.
Caves, tho spltball mound hullder, for
the opposing team, allowed ton safe
swats, three or four' of which being
of tho scratch variety.
Nebraska Scores in First.
Nebraska started the scoring In Its'
half of the opening bout. Cooke was
passed to first. Greensllt was hit by
the pitcher and advanced Cooke to
second. Clarke put a pretty ball down
the third base line and filled the
hases. Carroll came after with' a
single over third base, scoring Cooke.
Beltzer hit Infield and Clarke went
to third. Beltzer was put out at first,
and Carroll was caught trying to go
home. Clarke'drossed the pan' when
Dudgeon hit a long grounder to sec
ond. Sturtznegger' flew out on a
high foul. , -
The visitors scored their one point
in the fourth inning. Musgrave
struck out. McCoy, the second man
up, hit the ball for three sacks, and a
minute later came in when Ward
threw wild to home. Dugan reached
first on Clarke's error. Scott struck
out, and Dugan was caught in trying
to take second. Van Mteter hit a
high ball to Sturtznegger, which -was
safely tucked away.
8core Two More In Eighth.
In the last of the eighth the Corn
huskers scored two more runs. Sturtz
negger to first on a single. Met
calfe sacrificed him to second; Ward
whiffed the air three times and Cooke
reached first on an error by Burcham.
Greensllt came u pand. drove a hot
grounder out into right flel(J permit
ting hoth Sturtznegger and Cooke to
trot across -the home pan. Only three
Drake men faced -Ward Jn the first 'of
the ninth. McCoy hit to Clarke, pu
(Contlnued on Page 4)
Price 6 Cent.
DECISION RECEIVED BY THE
WILL DEBATE ON INCOME TAX
ANNOUNCEMENT TO COME 800N
IN REGARD TO TRYOUT8.
Nebraska Will Debate Minnesota for
the First Time Here and Iowa
For tho First Time at
Tho question for tho fourth annual
contest of tho Central Dobating Lea
gue ha sat length been announced.
After considerable delay Professor
Fogg has at length recolVod tho de
cision of tho question from Mr. Holll
day of Illinois, who is tho proBont sec
retary of the leaguo.
Tho question which has boen
chosen for tho .Central Leaguo de
bates to bo hold December 10, 1901),
Is as follows: "Rosolved, That a grad
uated Income tax With an oxnmntlnn
of Incomes below $5,000 per annuam
would bo a desirable modification of
tho system of federal taxation."
This question was tho ono sub
mitted hy Iowa.
Schools 8ubmlt Questions.
Tho five schools In tho Central Debating-
Leaguo are Nebraska, Iowa,
Minnesota, Illinois and Mlsouri. Each
of these five universities submitted
a question and each member voted;
tho question receiving the largest vote
the one submitted by Iowa being
the one chosen for tho next series of
Professor Pogg, secretary of tho
university debating hoard, said yester-
day that an announcement would bo
forthcoming In a day or two regard
ing tho first try-out to select the
members of the Nebraska dobating
squad. kastrfSfllfteUryout was
held In tho sprlngoniy a part of the
team being chosen at, that time. Tho
remalndor wore picked afc,8.econd
tryout laBt fall. This, was tfe;flrst
year that tho plan 'of having a spring,
tryout was put Into execution. The
remainder of tho school year heinir ho V
short and tho time Just precedfng the
final examinations being tho busiest
time in the year for thq majority of
the students, it is believed that it
will work considerable hardship with
many of those desiring to try out
for the team to do so before the
close, of this somesjter's work. v
Nebraska Meets Minnesota; 4
' The Jntercoiloglate debates in which "
Nebraska will participate next winter
will be held on December 10. The
Nebraska, debaters will meet Minne
sota at Lincoln and Iowa at Iowo
City on the same. night, taking the'a"
Urinative" of the question at one place
and tho negative at the other. , This
Idea of the two squads taking oppo
site sides, of tho question gives the
men theTiest possible oporlunityof
getting at all the available, material
on hoth sides of the question and obyi- ,
atps the chance of overlooklngany of
tho opponent's strong or weak poutts.
This Is tho first tlnie in the history. oV
the league that Minnesota debates Ne
braska at Lincoln and Lincoln meets '
Iowa at Iowa City.
Tho annual freshman informal vas
held last Saturday evening at Frater
nity hall, with, about ninety-five '
couples in attendance, Walt'g orches
tra furnished the music. James Lo- '
max was chairman of the hop and JL
V. Taylotvivas piaster of ceremonies
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