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Vol. X. No. 121
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCODN, FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1911.
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STRANGE SITUATIONS OF
THEJmALS OFrAN EXTRAVA
A QUIET MARRIAGE BY PROXY
The Appearance of the Loved One and
Discovery of the Unknown Wife
Make Interesting Plot.
"ChrlBtopher Jedbury, Jr.," the play
which will bo presented by the Dra
matic club on Saturday, April 8, 1b of
a typo which has not been acted by
university Thespians In recent years.
The play Itself Is the u&ual farce-comedy,
but the plot turns around a very
unusual situation and is laid in cli
mates not often visited by members
of the University of Nebraska.
Christopher Jedbury, Jr., is the son
of an IraBcible self-made. Englishman.
Ho has been drawn innocently Into an
entanglement, and as a result is mar
ried without knowing more of his wife
than her name, In 'fact, since tho mar
rlrfgo was 'by proxy, without oven see
ing, her. In this marital position, IiIb
father sends him to London to study
for the bar, in order that tho family
of Jedbury may become of genteel
. A Student's Poverty.
- -The- .play -onanff wltlr tire - -f ather's
visit to London, caused by his son's
extravagance. The lad, wisely, has
prepared for the visit, and the 'poverty
of his roomB glveB no key to tho man
ner In which his funds have been
spent. Tho lad Is told that his only
OBcapo from tlebt and his father's dis
pleasure Js marriage. Ho is told to
give his answer next week. In des
pair, he askB a friend, a rising young
barrlBter by tho namo of Bellaby, to
ascertain tho whereabouts of his wife.
In tho second act, Jedbury, Sr re
ceives a letter from Bellaby intended
for the son which discloses the secret
marriage. In anger ho dlsownB the
son, but relenting, sends him to India
to work out his fortunes under an
assumed name. Before Christopher
leaveB the house, ho meets his In
tended, who is also going to India with
her uncle, and fa,lls desrcratoly In love
The Long-Lost Wife.
The last two acts bring tho story to
a happy, endings Christopher discov
ers tho misconduct or tho Bombay
manager of his father's firm and wins
his forglvenesB, while In Dora Hed
way, his beloved, Tie finds his long
lost wife. These two acts are laid In
India and the staging of them 1b a
tflffloult task for an amateur perform
ance. Comedy Is lent to the farce by the
amuBlng by-play between the father
and mother of the hero, who nlwayB
speak to each other through the mo
Slum of a third person, and by the
Gllbbs, tho husband small, unassum
ing and meek, who speaks but once
during the piece, and tho wife, large
and imposing, with a tongue of tho
slippery klndMwho talks continually of
her husband's virtues.
Clarence lark, who has proved
himself a moBt efficient stage man
ager for previous productions of the
Dramatic club, the junior play and the
Glee club concert, will handle tho
same 'position on "Christopher
Junior." F. C. McConnell Is the dl-
5-Tcctor-of-the p)ayand-hap been nsd
slsted In the coaching by M,Ibb Howell
and Searl Dayls.
Tickets for this play are now on sale
at the book storcB and by members of
the cast. The usual prices will pre
vail. Reservations may be made at
tho Tomplo box office today.
PLEA8ANT 80NQ RECITAL.
Mrs. Lillian Helms Delights Audience
With "Songs of 8prlng."
Mrs. Lillian Helms gave a very
pleasing song recital at convocation
yesterday morning. .MrflHelma Jins
appeared often beforo university au
diences and seems to grow In popu
larity each time. Her recital was com
posed of "Songs of Spring," and each
number waB received with great applause.
RELIEF fOR CITY CAMPUS
SENATE FAVORABLE TO AN AP-
The state senate has passed favor
ably on an Item of $150,000 to bo used
In constructing new bulldtngs-or add
ing to others on the main campus ob
the board of regents may determine.
It Is exclusively for construction
that will afford relief from tho con
gested conditions with poorly-ventilated
basement rooms and from dlro ne
cessity should Nebraska hall need
much repairing or tumble within
tho next two years.
This amount Is entirely separate
Trom tfie amount approprTaTeTouY6f
tho Income ' from the one mill levy
which. Is. for .maintenance of tho pres
It Is hoped that the house will con
cur in this action of tho senate. If It
does not, the board of regents will be
compelled to limit tho attendance or
to rent buildings now standing or to
put up new temporary structures to
house the students. Even if tho uni
versity Is evontually removed, the
erection of new buildings justifies it
self In affording relief for a few years.
Some of tho legislators are led to be
lieve, however, that the Institution can
be served best by building Bololy at
tho university farm. Tho principal ad
vocate of this theory is ono of the
agricultural professors who is owner
of considerable real CBtate near or
adjoining tho farm, and who has boon
lobbying for removal of the university
even since the defeat, according to re
ports that are rife about the campus.
Touching thlB point, has there not
been a direct violation of the regents'
rulo prohibiting university professors
from lobbying? The authorities re
fuBO to say anything In answer except
to admit -that complaints have been
made and that the matter would be
many national fraternities, 1b enter
taining the annual convention of Dis
trict XI of tho fraternity. Tho chap
ters Included in tho district arc: Min
nesota university, MlnnoapollB, Minn.;
Iowa university, Iowa City, Iowa; Iowa
state-colleger AmeB Iowa;- IowaWes
leyan, Mount Pleasant, Iown; Nebras
ka university, Lincoln, Nob. B. E.
Nicholson of Minneapolis, tho district
chief, 1b hero for tho reunion. Many
chapters have sent largo delegations
In addition to tho ofllclal delegates and
many alumni fro hi Iowa' nml-Nobraslcn-
aro In tho city for tho convention.
Friday night tho local ohaptor en
tertains tho delegates and alumni at a
party given In their honor at tho Lin
coln hotel, and the reunion banquot
is to be held Saturday night at tho
Tho fraternity was founded at
Miami, Ohio, In 1839, and Includes
among Its members a long list of men
of public renown. Four of the mem
bers of tho supreme court of tho
"United States, Harlan, Lurton, Vando
venter and Lamar, are Betas, aB Is also
U. S. senator from Nebraska, Norris
Brown, Iowa '83. Alpha Tau, tho local
chapter, was established In 1888 at Ne
braska university, and is ono of the
oldest fraternities in tho school.
SWEELEY AND COFFEE
-McBRIEN DEFEATED. JflPjJfflLJSeL
HOUSE UPHOLDS M'BRIEN
TIBBET8 RESOLUTION 18 VOTED
bOWN 61 TO 29
BETAS HOLD CONVENTION.
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ucicydicH ii um ruur ounuuitt in Lin
coln to Attend Gathering.
The local chapter of Beta Theta Pi,
one of the oldest and strongest of the
The house of representatives yoBtor
day afternoon refused to adopt tho res
olution by Senator Tlbbots which pro
posed to deprive tho extension depart
mont of maintenance funds. Tho vote
waB decisive, Gl to 29. The action of
tho house virtually ends the antl-Mc
Brlen agitation. Had the house con
curred in tho resolution tho regents
would probably havo hau to find other
means of paying Mr. McBrien's sal
ary. This could havo been done with
funds secured from tho federal govern
ment In case tho regents did not wish
to offend tho legislature by using state
funds for the purpose. However, this
would not havo changed tho moral of-'
feet of the measure.
Early In the session a houso com
mittee investigated the extension de
partment and made a report favorable
SPECIAL MUSICAL AT VE8PER8.
Convocation Program This Afternoon
a Good One.
Tho special music for vespers tomor
row will consist of a violin solo by
Professor August Molzer of tho univer
sity school of music, "Romanza," from
tho second concerto by Wlonlawskl.
Owing to tho illno8sof Mr. Walt, Pro
fessor Molzer will also play in tho
string quartet, whoso number Is to
bo a movement from Gieg's Peer Gynt
suite. Tho chorus will sing "The
Palms." 'r r . , .
AND FITZGERALD 172 TO 138.
PERSONAL ELEMENT FIGURES
Bitter Fight for Managing Editor and
Dlnsmore Is Overwhelmed by.
Alpha Theta Chi.
The Dramatic Club
Yesterday at tho sophomoro moot;
Ing Ralph C. Sweoloy of Omaha was
clectod for managing editor of tho
1012 Cornhusker. Ho defoated Doan
McBrlon by a vote of 180 to 130. Harry
Coffee of Chadron was chosen for
business managor over J. M. Fitzger
ald, tho voto bolng 172 to 138. Both
men elected havo had oxporlcnce in
nowspaper work and are capablo
young business men.
The freshman laws held a caucus
beforo tho meeting, and, after a heat
ed debato and somo charge of machlno
politics, decided to ondorso Sweoloy
and Fitzgerald. Tho fratornltlos-and,
sororities had been thoroughly can
vassed and classmen turned out en
masse. A number of. upper classmen,
mostly fratornity brothers and closo
friends of tho candidates, sat In tho
gallory to witness tho lively proceed
ings. "The campaign -was ono-oftho-hot-
test that has ever been waged at tho
university and many upper classmen
took part Both sides woro well or
ganized and used every reasonable,
and somo unreasonable, moans in for
warding tho interests of their favor
ites. Tho McBrlon forces seomed to
bo undor tho leadership of A. H. Dins
moro, while Swooloy's band was under
tho personal direction of the Alpha
Theta Chi fraternity.
Personal Feeling Ran High
Personal feeling was everywhere,
evident, not so much between tho can
didates themselves as among- their,,
supporters and friends AU morrilng
every dovlco from intimidation to per-
suasion was used to weaken tho op
posing side. This undoubtedly account-
ed for tho fact that it was necessary
for President Phillips to call on - a ,
number of "sophomores" to move to
In one instance objection was raised
to one man for tho reason that he waB
a junior. The accused party was not
convinced, and upon further question
ing admitted that ho was a member
of the junior debating team, although
ho had worked in a couple of outsldo
credits in order to be eligible. "All
right. You're a traitor; go to, the
gallory," was tho decision of Presi
dent Phillips, and the Balloting was
begun. In spite of tho fact thatFitz-
gorald ran closer to Coffee thaB did
McBrlen to Sweoloy, there was less. In
terest in tho election of manager, and
tho personal element did not become,
HOLD BI-MONTHLY BANQUET,
Mystic Mugs Meet at Festal Boards
and Discuss Wills.
Tho4 Mystic Mugs held their- bU '
monthly banquet last night at the
LIndell hotel. H. Bloedorn- presided '
as toastmaater. The meeting was
given over to a general' discussion of
the subject of wills and the following
toasts were responded to: "Makingof
WlllB." Dale Boyes: "Form of TVIIIb."
C, M. Sqmmorville; "Attestation, W
J. Scott; "Publication," Jack Christ-,',
mas; "Revocation," H. It. Ankeny.-' -
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