The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, April 13, 1894, Image 1

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No. 16.
The first chapter of the Delta Tau
Delta Fraternity to he located in the
state, va3 instituted nt the University
last Saturday night, April 7th. For
sonic time the event has been expected
and some people had begun to think
that the project had failed. With such
men J however, as the Nebraska aimnni
chapter contains, back of the movement,
the chapter has been established and
with favorable prospects.
The following names appear in the
charter: W. M. Johnston, J. H. John
ston, K. A. Gerrard, Adam McMullen,
A. J. Weaver, Horace G. Whitmore, W.
W. Wilson, R. C. Strode, Eugene Brown
and Gtorge H. Dern. Mr. Gerrnrd was
absent with the Glee Club and has not
yet been initiated.
The installment of the chapter took
place at 520 South 16th street, where the
v Delta Tau Delta Alumni of the city have
elegantly fittted up a club house, which
is to be a home for the members of the
new chapter.
The initiation was conducted by
Messrs. Apple and Muson of Omicron
Chapter, Iowa City, assisted by M. G.
Montgomery, of Madison, Wis., and D.
R. Anthony, of University of Michi
gan. About forty Delts were present and
participated in the festivities, prominent
among them were Judge A. M. Post of
the supreme court, Hon. W. S. Summers,
Deputy Attorney-General; Hon. N. S.
Harwood, President First National Hank;
F. M. Cook, cashier First National
Dank; William and Louis Stull, Indus
trial Savings Bank; J. L, Teeters, Prof.
i Ingersoll, of the State University ; Mr.
Miller of Fairmont, Mr. Sloau, County
Attorney Fillmore county ; President
Saylor, Lincoln Normal University ; W.
ITStevens, Don L. Love, M. T. Aitkeji,
Prof. Dewey, Wilson and Messrs. Wattles
and Meyer, of Omaha. 1
Many other prominent Delts were ex
pected but were unable to attend. Re
grets were reau from Congressman E. J.
, Huiuer, Prof. K. C. Babcock, University
$ of Minnesota; C. A. wllocrs, Des Moines;
JlProf. T. F. Saylor, Iowa State college;
H. M. Kellogg, Hamilton county, Neb.;
Rev. K. II. Chapin, city'. Prof. II. K.
Corbelt, York; and Messrs. Keeuau, Day
Fisher and Reed of Omaha.
After the initiation an elegant banquet
was spread in the parlors. Hon. N. S.
Harwood was toastmoster, and the fol
lowing toasts were proposed and re
sponded to: "Our Fraternity," C. II.
Sloan, Geneva. "The Haby Chapter
Its Future," A. J. Weaver. "The Fra
ternity Idea," Justice A. M. Post.
"William the Conqueror," William Stull.
"The Alumni of Delta Tan Delta," Prof.
J. F. Saylor. "The Lincoln Alumni
Charter," C. S. Miller. "Chapter Omi
cron," B. Appel, Iowa City, Iowu. "Beta
Gamma," M. G, Montgomery, Madison,
Wis. "The Hoys of Old," Prof. Charles
L, Ingersoll, Speeches! were also made
by D, R. Anthony of the Leavenworth
Tlnus, G. W. Wr.ttles of Omaha and
Hon, W. S. Summers, who Iiub been the
prime mover in the establishment of the
Several other pleasant incidents were
connected with the afiair. The Delta
Gammas sent their compliments in the
form of a beautiful and delicious cake.
Beta Thela PI, The Sigma Chi, Sigma
Alphi Epsilou, and Phi Delta Theta
gave the new chapter a warm and en
thusiastic start by "whooping her up"
for the Delta, to which the Delts as
warmly responded and gave three cheers
for the other fraternities.
Inter-Collegiate Debate.
The first Inter-Collegiate debate in
Nebraska was held in the chapel of Cot
ner University last Monday evening be
tween Cotner University and the Union
Hoys Debating club of the State Univcr
stiy. The question discussed was: "Re
solved, That the Influences Emanating
from Protestant Sectarian Colleges and
Universities Are More Beneficial to the
Individual and to the State than That of
State Colleges and Universities." Cot
ner, represented by Messrs. Sumpter,
Piles, Harris, Henry and Oeschger, af
firmed the question, while the U. B. D.
C. speakers, Messrs. Abbott, Quaint-
ance, Johnson, Baker, Hatfield and Sear
son championed the negative.
Cotner maintained that since the state
is composed of individuals, the question
resolved itself into one of the influence
011 the individual. The prime essential
to human character, Christianity, with
all its kindred influences, is fostered in
sectarian schools. To be a truly cul
tured man, one must have a conscience,
tremblingly alive to Christian influences.
Hence sectarian universities approach
more nearly the ideal of true education.
The influence of Stale universities is not
wholly Christian. They offer no reli
gious courses, do not teach the ethics of
Christ, nor do they they teach the rela
tion of man to man or of man to God. A
"Godless set" attends the State univer
sities and Christian education is not
known to thrive therein. "A tree is
known by its fruits." The alumni of
sectariun schools fill the most honored
positions in our government.
The Union boys submitted that the
State universities have arisen to supply
a national need which the sectarian
schools failed to supply. State univer
sities have the avowed purpose of search
ing for the truth. Combining the best
of all creeds, they tcuch Cluistianity in
its truest sense. They are the centers of
the American system of free schools.
They are supported by the resources
and sympathies of th state. Unham
pered by strict codes of conduct, they
are productive of higher social culture.
The religious influences are equal if not
superior to those of sectarian schools.
Voluntary chupel exercises, Jlible elect
ives and intensely enthusiastic Christian
associations afford the students a broad
er, dteper, religious training.
The State normul and industrial col
leges inestimably influence the efficient
instructors, enlightened farmers, intelli
gent laborers and skilled mechanics they
train and educate. The training of State
.universities is more practical and better
suited to the needs of the State. With
their more progressive spirit, wider fields
of investigation, increased facilities in
libraries and laboratories, us well as their
larger lides of physicul, intellectual, so
cial and moral activities, the State uni
versities are better fitted to actualize the
highest type of manhood, and through
the individual to elevate the State.
The discussion lasted about two hours
and fifteen minutes, during which the
audience listened jith marked attention,
frequently breaking into storms of ap
plause Flights of oratory and humor
ous anecdotes were pitted against depth
of reasoning and debate. The prevail
ing sentiment among the 125 State Uni
versity students who attended seems to
be that the U. B. D. C. acquitted them
selves creditably, uud all look anxiously
forward to the return debate held at the
University curly in May.
University Union.
On Monday evening a party of about
(12) twelve couples from Union Society
of the State University were royally en
tertained at the home of Miss Watson,
seven miles southeast of the city. In
passing, the company greeted Union
college with their yell and thence pro
ceeded to sing a familiar college song.
Upon no other pretext, the pompous
murshal of that semi-civilized suburban
villa "officer of the law," as he express
ed it, twice stopped the conveyance and
threatened the company with instant ar
rest, alleging that they were thus "seri
ously disturbing the peace." Nanow
minded and bigoted the marshal, and
deplorable, indeed, the status of college
spirit in that college suburb where col
lege yells are not tolerated and where
college songs break not forth to disturb
the sanctimonious stillness!
Oh! have you heard the latest,
It's out all o'er the state,
That we have got a glee club
Whose songs are simply great.
But credit is due to Harry,
To each and ev'ry one;
But if left to our College professors
Success wovld n'er been won.
If the Fisher crowd," after having
used up all the scrap paper at the Uni
versity, desires any more the N
HKASKAN, since this is ,a bad year for
the "barbs," will furtiish it at cost.
Field day will soon be here and now
is the time for training. We have some
good athletes, and isonic of the records
should be broken.
Manager Heald has arranged to play a
series of practice games with the Lincoln
team of the western league. They will
arrive from California about the 14th,
and Capt. Randolph says we must win
one of tnose games. Well, if we must
we must and we will.
The base ball team is taking advantage
of the fine weather and arc practicing
every afternoon. A marked improve
ment is noticed over last year's team. A
number of new candidates are trying for
places on the team. The make-up of
the team will not bo materially changed.
The Tenuis association is beginning to
show signs of life again. A few players
have been practicing during the past
week. The association will have an
other tournament this spring. There
will be matches in singles and doubles,
and the winners may try their skill
against the redoubtable Crete aggrega
tion. Last fall the association finished
their most successful season in the his
tory of the University, and with such a
success behind them the success of the
present season is assured.
The team will probably consist of the
following players: Hiald, Randolph and
Benedict, infield ; Brady, Packard and
Raymond, outfield; Hopewell and Barnes,
buttery. This leaves second base open
and it would be a vayue guess as 5o who
will fill that position. These are all
good men, as good as the University
ever possessed, and they will undoubt
edly do the University proud. The one
drawback to the team is the condition of
the treasury of the Athletic Association.
It is very discouraging for the team to
begin the season in debt. Manager
Heald has been corresponding with
many college teams who have made
propositions to play here for their ex
penses with a guarantee of a return
game at their college, but owing to the
condition of finances he is unable to
guarantee their expenses here. There
fore he has arranged no games, for
which we cannot blame him. It is
really too bad thaty our base ball team
should be hampered in this manner.
Here, we boast of a great University
with over 1200 students and we have not
enough college spirit amongst us to sup
port a foot ball team, let alone a base
ball team. When a ball is needed a col
lection must be taken up to buy it. All
the players have been called upon so
many times to do this that they begin
to feel that it is time that they were
aided by the other students.
The certain Nebraska lawyer who ad
vertises himself as a "good, one-horse
lawyer," has the fallowing unique squibs
printed on the reverse side of his busi
ness cards:
Law The last guess of the Supreme
Criminal Laws -Nets made to catch
the little rascal and let the larger ones
An Honest Judge The noblest work
of man.
Lawyers Men who handle the com
mercial interests of the world without
bonds; the most trusted and distrusted;
praised when they win and dispraised
when they lose, and who live li'iiigmo
Dishonest Clients make dishonest
lawyers. The demand creates the sup
ply. Going to Law is like going to a church
fair you take your chances and pay for
Chancellor Caufield will begin a series
of lectures on International Law 011
April C.
Mr. Barton is a new addition to the
Junior class. He expects to finish "the
course with the class of '05.
The seniors un considering the advis
ability of having a class picture.A group
similar to the one gotten up by the last
class seems to find favor.
The Juniors finished the subjects of
Commercial Law, Torts and Agency last
week. They take up Partnership, Sales,
and Carriers and Bailments in the place
of the subjects just completed.
The class in Commercial Law is well
pleased with the work done on' that
branch. Out of a class of thirty-nine
members, twenty-two were excused from
taking an examination and were passed
on their class standings.
The faculty of the Law School consid
cred one day sufficient for a vacation, so
work was resumed on Monday. This
was in accord with the desire of the
students, who wish to get as much as
they con out of the course, which is short
enough at best.
The class in Real Property finished its
work in that subject on Friday, March
30; and as the course in Corporation Law
is not ready to be taken up at this time,
a brief course in Criminal Law is being
carried on by the Junior and Senior
clusses together. Judge conducts the
class work.
Mr. Lewis visited in Omaha during the
Mr. Mallalieu was in Kearney a few
days last week.
Miss Sudie Buruhum spent part of the
vacation in Omaha.
Some excellent attractions will be at
the Lansing this week.
Mr. E. H. Srott passed the examina
tion to West Point and was admitted.
R. F. Andrews spent the vacation in
Nebraska City with Clair Hsbard and E.
A. Duff.
How about those ten new benches that
were to be put on the campus this
Miss Sylvia Anderson of Beatrice was
the guest of Miss Nellie Griggs last week
and attended the Phi Delta Theta party.
, Miss May Gervis and Miss Maryland
and Messrs. Barber, Marlay and Reed
spent their vacation in Fremeiit with
the Misses Gray.
The "What Is Trump" Whist Club
held its last meeting nt the home of Miss
Dewecse. This is one of the most pop
ular card clubs among the students. It
was organized early in the Fall.
Professor Sherman was invited to give
a lecture on Shakespeare at Schuyler.
He recently read a paper before the
Teachers' Association tit Beatrice which
was the best article read before the as
sociation. The cadet's musical ear is to be train
ed. Hereafter he will "right dress,"
" fours right," etc., to the sound of the
bugle. Part of the last two drill hours
the calls have been sounded to accustom
the boys to them.
Inspection every Friday by company
commanders and on the last drill day of
the mouth by the Commandant. Orders
to this effect were read Monday, the
25th. Hereafter, half of each drill hour
will be spent in setting up exercises and
bayonet drill.
A crowd on the platform gave the
Glee Club boys a goodbye yell as the
train for Ashland pulled out Monday
afternoon. The first concert outside the
city was a big success. There was a big
crowd. The boys did themselves proud
and made a good many friends for the
A party of boys and girls went out on
a hunting anil botanizingexpeditiou last
week. They returned specimenlcss and
gameless. A few of the inexperienced
young ladies attempted to fire the shot
gun, and as a result have lame urms.
Why didn't the youuir men irive them
give them some "pointers?"
Miss Kate Wilder gave a reception to
the vounir ladies of the Phvsical Train
ing classes last Saturday afternoon, at
the home of Chancellor Caufield. Miss
Wilder, Mrs. Caufield, Miss Smith, and
Mrs. Bessey received. The reception
was enjoyed by all present, and in speak
ing of the occasion special mention is
always made of the cherry ice which
was served.
Phi Delta Theta entertained on the
evening of March 28, at Lansing Hall.
Dancing was the programme of the eve
ning. Miss Willoughby furnished the
music. Light refreshments were served.
About forty-five guests were present.
Mr. and Mrs. VT. M. Raymond chaper
oned the young people. All report an
excellent time. The festivities were con
tinued to on early hour in the morning.
The young ladies of Delta Gamma
celebrated their birthday about two
weeks ago, at the home of Miss Burn
ham. An elegant dinner was served,
and instead of having toasts, greetings
were read from the sister chapters, which
were very enjoyable. After dinner the
young lediis cus,yed themselves in a
way which girls only know how to ap
preciate, that is, in a delightful chat.
Shigina chapter of Kappa Kappa
Gamma gave a musicale last Saturday
evening at the home of Miss Lottie
Whedon. The reception rooms were
beautifnlly decorated with the colors of
the fraternity, light and dark blue, and
with palms, lilies and red and white
roses. I'.iie programme consisted of1 se
lections by some of the Kappas, S0I09 by
Mr. Reese Beta Theta Phi, and Mr.
Jones, Phi Delta Theta, and a number of
selections by the University Glee Club.
Light refreshments were served after the
programme. About two hundred guests
were invited.
The combination of the "Great Tri
umvirotw," as they have been called, is
surely better than a "coalition of the
Puritan and Blackleg."
At an adjourned meeting on last Fri
day evening, the Unions elected the fol
lowing officers: W. A. Richmond, pres
ident; Miss Elva Dempster, vice presi
dent; Miss Rolofson, recording secretary,
W. E. Kirk, corresponding secretary; I.
H. Hatfield, critic; L. J. Abbott, treas
urer; J. W. Searson, sergeant-at-arms.
Judge G. M. Lambertson delivered a
lecture on "National Money" before the
Political Economy Club on Wednesday
evening, April 4th. Mr. Lambertson
speaks with authority on this question.
He was Assistant Secretary of the Treas
ury during a portion of the last adminis
tration and has given the subject of
finance great study. It was notable,
however, that some of the members of
the Club disagreed with him, especially
those who couldn't see the difference
clearly between government bonds and
United States treasury notes. The Club
has been successful in securing able men
to address it, and men who deserve a
better audience than was present Wed
nesday evening.
The Y. M. C. A. program rendered in
chapel, March 24th, was a decided suc
cess. Owing to so many other attrac
tions, the audience was scarcely in keep
ing with the merits of the program. The
orchestra and gymnasium drill were
humorously burlesqued in pantomine.
The "old maids" of the faculty "were
made to order." The climax was reach
ed when the indefatigable Bill-dad, in
accord with her express wish, made Miss
Tremain over into a man our worthy
Mr. Lehnhoff. The "Bell Chorus" by
the janitor was a joke worthy of April
ist. Recitations and musical selections
The Misses Chappell entertained a
number of their Uuiversity friends at
their home on R. street last Saturday
When of all my profs, and tutors
I'm as sick as I can be,
And my brain is weak and weary
With tne school's monotony
Though my hand may shake and tremble
And my head with noises ring,
Yet my troubles have all vanished
When I hear the Glee Ciub sing.
There's a certain charm about it
That I always like to hear,
For it drives away the noises
Of the class room from my ear.
And I love to sit and listen,
For it drives away the sting
Of the bitterest of sorrows,
When I hear the Glee Club sing.
When I'm broken down with study
And I'm lying weak with pain,
Pale and tired with work and worry,
Shatterec by the steady strain,
I will take no pills nor powders,
No physician to me bring
But I know that I'll be better
If I hear the Glee Club sing.