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UNIVERSITY OP NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, MAKCH 20, lSOrt.
Pwon, r Cknts.
UIUE WINS THE VICTORY
V71LL REPRESENT NEBRASKA
j p. Houm Will bo tho Dologato to tho
Intor Rtnto Content Won by
rjf, m.'ifih nmminl contest of tho No.
lirnekn coll'-Kia.t" oratorical association
nim held in in oporn houso at Crete
last night Th cvwlnK' train rrom
Ltncoln brought a hundred or more
nnlvmiiO ttidits. Thoy were well
suipplled Vh "tftrlc,t nTlrt cream, the
unlvpvMty -.Mrs. Tho Donne colors,
Mark and orange, wore pretty much In
Mldcnco on the breasts of tho Crete
poojilp Tfort tho oxcrclscs bognn the
large nuilleiiet wast entertained with
college yells '1 ongs composed cspe
olally for tho occasion. There wis ovon
more enthustasm thnn Is generally man
ifested at big football game. Tho
Donne people showed a little itoo much
..nthmlasmi at times In 'trying to drown
the yelli and songs of tho university
Afteraplano solo by Miss Lillian New
branch of Lincoln and songs by 'the
Tinanp eolli'ge glee club H. C. Houso,
pimne's rept "entntlvo In the congest,
mi Introdu.-.l lie spoke on "The
lawlpnw Materialism." Ho de
livered hte o.-ation exceptionally veil,
tut his subject matter was such that
he dkl not hold (tho attention well. Ills
laek of support of some of his state
men is whs otinV notUconblo nnd In this
r.-opeot he dM not .equal Mr. Plnkor-
i.n His inamiwript find delivery won
the contest foi him.
Mil. PINKERTON'S ADDRESS.
Mr. S. "V. Itmkcrton, tho reprcsontn
tlve of the suite university, spoke on
"The South and tho Rnco Question,"
after a solo had been sung by Miss Irene
Davidson of Lincoln. Mr. Plnkerton
had an old subject, but he nevertheless
introduced n good many new ideas. He
thought the race question tihe burning
question in tbts country today. The
south must ttctve the problem, birt the
north can extend hor aid and sympathy.
Intelligence is now recognized as nn es
sential t" ir.xxl citizenship. Sonne of
the Hat.- lire demanding educational
qimllfk-iti -is as a requisite to the priv
ilege r th. ballot. If the negro Is to be
lifted ri,.rti his degradation he must be
educated In the solution of this ques
tion, riuv antagonism must not form
the Imsis t our conclusions. Civil equal
ity will 11 .1 necessarily Involve social
equaHu W. owe it to the negro ns a
sort of ii.ul.inal debt ito alld bim nil we
After tu.t spirited selections by the
Bnancofill. k mandolin club, Chancellor
MooLean ,rf nhe state university made
an addrt'HR which was well received. He
said he w.is heartily In tawr of these
oratorical oontests. Nebraska, he
thought, ( .Uld boast of hor orators.
Senator Thurston, ox - Congressman
Bryan and Hon. Henry D. Estabrook
were paid ; lowing tributes.
The decision of the judges was then
announced They awarded first place
if Mr 11 .ufle of Doane college. The
Judpes on manuscript wore Chancollor
Rwv-. university of Kansas; R. E.
Moore am.l s J. Turtle, Lincoln. Tliose
on delh, wwv Hon. II. McNltt, Red
Cl0u1. M A. Brown, Kearney.
A me-' f t1P assoolntlon was held
'his aft. i i, ,, ,, f0W minor changes
wre tiui.i. in the constitution. Cotnor
nndAVem van universities were dropped
'rom th. UMHooIutlon. Tho following oN
flow m r. ..leetoij f0r .the coming year
I'rwrldP! w. ii. Hotza. Doane; vlce-TiW.-i.t
c. w. Taylor, state universi
ty; ,, ,,iryi K w KinBt Doane; dok
imt. i,, mtorstate convention, C. M.
harr, "tate university. The meeting
wah .y harmonious throughout.
THE THETA RECEPTION.
" far the most enjoyable reception
M tht- ar In university society cir
cles wan Riven last evening at the resl
flenco of John R. Clark by the nlum
"e of Itho Chapter of ICiappa Alpha
heta. Tihe large (house was gener
ally dfteornted throughout black and
0,a P'ld, the fraternity colors being
everywhere conspicuous. At the door.
Presided a miniature negro of decided
mi Unlquuly draped 'In old gold.
The guest! came and went during the
"tire ''veiling and all were profuse
tliiair oompllmentij of Thetu hosiVI
allty Th(, gueBt8 were TOoatjy fra.
emit people and congratulu.tlons over
ew and pledged anemberc were
"artlly excSianged. Mlsa Chop-latte
l'ark wore the Wheta icolora J A.
Savllle, onrlng a Delta Tan Delta pin,
was conspicuous, ns wns also Charley
True, tho new Initiate of Phi Delt.i
Thotm, Each received their share of
4ho congratulations. Many of outupro
fossors were noticed In tho gathering.
Tho active members of tho ohnotor
received. Tho dee service wns pre
sided over by M1ss latta, from a neat
nlcovp. It was a Into hour before all
tho guest had departed.
The emlor olnss Indulged in n vorj
closely contested election Ttlnirsdaj' af
ternoon, the prasldenUlal ote ntmidlng
SB to fi. After several rounds of ballot
ing, .the following officers were found
rto be the choice of the majority: Tim
MeOaitlhy. iresldent; H. V. LeavUt,
v:ce-preldenit; Sarah Taylor, secretary;
Chnrlwi Phllpott. treasurer, nnd Miss
Myrtle Wheeler, sergeant-at-nrms.
A student from the calculus class has
made the following computation con
cerning tho snow that fell In Nobraska
Tuesday. If it was laid out In one sheet
as thick n,s ordinary paper it would be
large enough to cover the entire oamth,
nnd tie up the corners, lit would take
nil the university buildtags .to hold it,
including the Conservatory, If it were
packed solid and every room used. It
nil ithe flakes were glued on top of one
another It would make a string of snow
that would It Is best not to sny what
it would do; .the reader might think the
oomputor 'is stringing him. If it were
nil made up Into snowballsthere would
be enough balls, if they wore gilded, to
supply all the Israelites in Ulncoln,
Crete nnd Alaskn with three-ball signs.
If seven times the amount had fallen
the captain would probably have al
lowed the cadets to drill indoors Wed
nesday. If the snow were heated redhot
It would become waiter. Snow shovels,
nt least 'that phrase has been heard,
but thiB fall of it didn't seom declined
to work Hhnt hard.
On . Wadnesdlay-nibrh'U JH airoh..J!.V for
cme nght, the management of the
Funke opera house offers one of Its
very best attractions of the season, the
Drtlla Fox opera company, in "FJeur tie
IjIs." The new work has been very
stn'ongly received in Boston, Philadel
phia. Brooklyn. Chicago and St. Liouis
recently, nnd It is safe to sny thatt Lin
coln will not prove any exception to the
others. The opera Us said to be stronger
than "The IJllttle Trooper," whd'oh was
received with considerable favor when
presented by t3i!U company last season
Seats on sale Monday morning mt !
o'clock at Dunn's drug store.
SI3ATS FOR MANSFIELD THURS
The sale of reserved seats for Rich
ard Mansileld's appearance In "A Paris
Ian Romance," at the Funke opera
house, next Saturday evening, will be
gin at ithe box office on Thursday morn
ing. Those orders received by mall from
out-of-town parties will be filled 4n their
regular order after the sale opens. There
will be no favoritism and it wdll be a.
plain case of "first come, first nerved."
Mr. Mansfield Is now on the way to the
Pacific coast and will reach here Satur
day morning on a sieolal itrodn an the
Burlington, consisting of Mr. Mans
field's private oar, one sleeper, one
eoa oil and two scenery oars. Mr. Mans
field brings with him his entire Garrlck
theatre stock company. Seats on sale
Thursday at !l a. m., at Dunn's drug
A full line of itypowriter supplies at
the Smith IPromior office, 135 South
Eleventh street. Tel. 143. C. W. Ecker
The Ewlng Clothing Co. are showing
the best values in J8 and $10 suits and
ovorcoats in Lincoln.
Best regulation white cadet gloves
10c at the Ewlng Clothing company,
1115-1117 O Btreot.
The Lincoln news agency, headquar
ters for news, magazines and novels.
Harper's Century, Munsey's, Scrlbner's,
Cosmopolitan and other periodicals al
ways in stock. N. E. corner Eleventh
and O streets, Richard block, J. E.
At Ed. Young's, the best variety,
via news and ciRtirB, 1204 O Btroet.
Best quality regulation while cadet
gloves are 10c at the Ewlne Clothing
Co., 1115 and 1117 O.
CLEARING HOUSE SYSTEM
PREST, HARWOOD' ADDRESS
Tho Political Economy Studonta Pnvorod
by Anothor Practical Locture
BubRtMioo of tho AddroM.
President Harwood of the Frst Na
tional bank gave an jntretlnK and
instructive address before the PoMionl
lOoonomy olub Wednesday evening on
tho "Clearing Hous."i On conclusion
of the address he rosprmded to several
questions, showing a thorough knowl
edge of the subject.
Mr. Harwood said tnfl clearing houo
was comparatively a imodorn institu
tion. It is a iMme anjp money saving
institution, being stibll9hed in 1S53.
In the clearing houso 0f this city, the
settling clerk of oaol bank presents
every evening the checks on other
banks, where an adjustment is made
of the daily transact frnt. Whom the
clearing clerk gives In his checks he is
likewise presented win checks from
other banks and a s ftlement M" tho
balance Is made. In .forge cities the
banks which have ainlanee again?.
them pay the sum to tie clwirlng house.
The cleaning house mi rwiger settles the
exchange by giving i check on ttie
debtor bank. The flenrnnces must
equal, when the cashj is paid, all the
In New York city 'tie clearing house
is managed on the same prlnolple as
in Lincoln, except ir, minor matters.
The clearing house l open from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m. Each brink Is represented
by a. messenger, setting clerk nnd nn
assistant. The settling clerk runs over
all 'the checks again each bank and
calculates the credit The amount of
checks handled recently in one day nit
the clearing house wia JSD.000,000, tak
ing ten milnutes .to transapt the busi
ness. The credit bank has the option
to say In wWaJt ouniency it shall be
paid. In case of the iaillure of a bank,
the checks against it will "be paid by
the clearing "house afii a pro rata as
The clearing house te simply an insti
tution for trading checks. Before it
was established, each bank presented
Its checks .to the othe- lanks for pay
ment, incurring much inconvenience.
There aTe eighty-one clearing houses
in the Umiiitied States, with an annual
clearance of $51,000,000,000. The strata
an financial .Institutions In the panic or
'M compelled a large payment of clear
ing house checks and placed the insti
tution 4n peril.
There ils money enough in the world
to do the world's business. It is true,
there aTe communities where there Is
a scarcity of money and credit, but
this is due to an abnormal condition.
Credit Is the vehicle on which the
world's commerce is carried. Gold and
silver are ithe world's credit or lnstru-
m'eii'ts of exchange The scarcity,
durability tand desirability of the met
als make them valuable and affOTd the
best medium or exchange the world has.
People accept ithem in exchange for
goods with ithe implied understanding
they may exchange .them for something
else.T.he people are afraid the silver dol
lar will not be worth as much next
year as 'today, hence distrust. So faith
is needed In the us- of money. The
dollar should be made to go as far as
possible and this oanU be done by
ohoaipenilmg it. What we need for pros
perous itlmes tin a country is not a great
abundance of gold and silver, but
products of the soil. With good credit
money will circulate freely. Credit is
like ia tender plant which may bo
The true philosophy of the money
question .Is to aiive a dollar that wdll
go far on trade. Then there will not
be a currency that will benefit one class
today and another tomorrow. Keep the
standard of ourreney that 'Is used in
the commercial world and then credit
can do Its greatest work. The secret of
business successes is absolute fidelity,
honesty and fair dealing -with all men.
That appllles as well to communities,
staties and ina'tlong as to individuals.
If you want a boTgaiin In overcoats
and suits the Ewlng Clothing company
is the place for stylish goods at low
The Ewlng Olatfliing company ore
showing the new shapes to spring hats
at popular pnl'ces.
Don Cameron's lunch counter, 118
South Eleventh street
The English club tendered Profewor
and Mrs. Bates a reception Sat ny
evening at tho home of Pivi so
Hitchcock. The houso was decorated
wilth carnations nnd roses. Particularly
noticeable was on elephantine bottle of
red ink, nnd a gigantic pon, droned in
mourning. These were later presented
to Professor Bates.
Those receiving wore Professor nnd
Mrs. Bates, Professor and Mrs. Adnms.
and .the other members of the faculty
of the English department, Mr. Mc
Leod, Misses Wort nnd MorrJssey, with
the officers of the club. Misses Mellek
and Broady. During the evening M3ss
Worley favored the comivnny with a
very pleasing selection, "La Jota," ho
was accompanied by Miss Perkins,
loos were served by Misses Dean and
Everyone onjoyd tho ovonlng as well
ns could hav been expected, in saying
goodby and Ood speed to Professor
and Mrs. Rites. They leave soon for
Cincinnati, where the professor will
enter the literary field as literary crWc
of the Commercial-Gazette. Besides
the members of the club, the following
guests were present: Dr. and Mrs.
Wolfe, Professor nnd Mrs. Fling, Dr.
and Mrs. Ward. Professor and Mrs.
Taylor, Professor and Mrs. Fossler,
Professor nnd Mrs. Burnett, Professor
and Mrs. Hitchcock. Mr. nnd Mrs. H.
H. Wilson, Dr. and Mrs. L. J. Abbott,
Rev. and Mrs. Chapln, Mesdames Kim
ball and Manning, Misses Ellen Smith,
Jones, Walker, Palmer. GaUo, Abbott,
Tibbets, Robblns, Dennis; Dr. Lowry
and Max Westermann.
THE PERSHING RIFLES HOP.
The committee is more than pushing
things for the Pershing Rifles' hop.
The Lincoln hotel has been secured
for the night of April 17. Such a move
ment as this is surely along the line
of progression. Military, intellectual
and social make a great combination
and the sooner they are united .the
better it ds for the rifles a.t least.
The great desire of the mpony now
is to make a howling success of this
that will eclipse oil other social at
tractions, and to give a dance whore
every student can attend and forget the
old faction lines.
There hns never been a real millta-y
hop established as tin annual affair 4n
this school. Company "1W yearly
party approaches very near to this, but
comjiany "B'" properly oannot be con
sidered as property of the university.
Now, 'the idea of .the nlflos Is just
this: To give a hop each yeaa that
will be placed an a par, at least, with
the junior und sonlor promenades as a
society event, and that will be military
in the strictest cmso.
The committee is receiving tho very
best of support firom the members of
the company and only regrets that the
number of tickets Is limited to fifty and
will be obliged to call a halt on the sale
lin a very short time.
"Let a word to the wise, etc," so "Be
in time," "Be In 'time," Be In time."
Tickets at one dollar each, for sale by
Dixon. Clements, Pulls, Russell and
The first orchestral concert given this
ssalson by the string department of the
unilA'rslty school of music drew a
rather small audience to the olrapel
Wednesday evening on account of the
unfavorable weather. All of .the mem
bers of the orchestra except liho double
bass were .students. The music was
not difficult. It was played smoothly
and with good expression.
The orchestra wins owdttted by Charlos
Htagenow, Mta Slue Oolson. MUm Geir
tmude Wright and MUss Ethel Galley.
The following program was given;
March, "National Guards," Amonson;
"Flower Song," Lange, university or
chestra, Ounitiralto hoIo, "The River of Yeara,"
Theodore Marzlals, Ethel Gertrude
Waltz, "lmmontollen," Gungl, uni
Sonate for piano and violin,
Gnleg, Mae Colson and Charles Oage
ndw. String quartet, "Slumber Song," L.
to 'Brenner; violoncello solo, "On the
Lake," Wi1bs, George P. Kimball.
Soprano solo, "Nocturne," Lulgi
Denza, Gertrude Wright.
Two violins, "Sound's From Home,"
Gungl, May Belle Haganow and Willie
Minuet from "Milltatry Symphony,"
Haydn, un!h erslty orchestra.
MISSOURI IN THE LEAGUE
ACTED WITHOUT AUTHORITY
Manager Cory Not Sustained in Hi Ao-
tlon.nt tho Annual Mooting ?omo
The following correspondence will
show whoro Missouri is whn it comes
to a consideration of her position in
the Western Interstate Foorball league
LAWR1SNC1S, NEB., Feb. 17, 1S9C
Mr. A. S. White, University of Ne
braska, Lincoln. Neb. My Dear Mr
White: 1 tak pleasure in notifying
you at this Hmc as president of the
Western Interstate University Foot
ball association, of a notice which I
have received from Judg Law-son of
the University of Missouri, who is
treasurer and secretary of thalr ath
letic association, advising me in re
gard to action taken by their directors
nt a meeting held February 4, ISM. I
enclose a copy of hfs letter, whilch will
I have consulted legal advice regard
ing the law proposltSan stated by Judge
Latwson And 1 find that he is right
when he says thwt Mr. Cory haid no
authority to withdraw from the asso
ciation. In view of this fact It will be
necessary to so arrange the revised
constitution to conform with the mem
Ibershlp of four instead of a member
ship of three, but I do not believe
that it will be necessary to call a meet
ilng for that purpose if we can agree
by correspondence. Very truly yours,
R. K. MOODY.
UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF
MISSOURI, COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb.B.
R. K. Moody, Esq., President Western
Interstate University Football associa
tion. My Dear Sir: At a meeting of
the board of directors of the athletic
association of this university a member
of the Interstate association, of which
you nre president, a report Tvas sub
mitted to the directors concerning the
management of the football team of
Mr. Cory, the manager of last year.
It wastalso reported to the association
that Mr. Cory, the duly appointed dele
gate to the annual meeting of the as
sociation at Iowa City in December
last, had withdrawn this association
(the university of Missouri) from mt-m-beirship
In the Interstate association
On motion it was unanimously re
solved by the board that, as Mr. Cory
was given no authority to withdraw the
unlvensity from the Interstate associ
ation, nnd as no such authority could
le Implied from his mere selection as
delegate to that meeting, the athletic
awsoclaitSon of the university is still a
member of the Interstate association,
unless it shall ratify said unauthor
1s"l act. It was then furthermore
unanimously resolved that Mr. Cory's
act In the matter be not rati
fied, but is expressly repudiated as
totally without authority either ante
cedent or subsequent. And, further, it
was ordered that I should at onoe noti
fy you of the action of the university
of Missouri Athletic association. Yours
very truly. JOHN D. LAWSON
Treasure and Secretary pro tern Ath
Ass'n. University of Missouri.
The Ashland club met Monday even
ing With Messrs. Clark, Shedd and
Wiggenhorn at the Phi Kappa Psl
house. A number of the Ashland high
school wore present. A short ikrogram
was rendered, consisting of music by
Missus Jury, Wttlson and DuBols, Mr,
Norton and George Shedd, short talks
and sketching by Professor Crahtree,
Miss Ellen Ilutman. H. G. Shedd and
Miss Jo Mansfelde. Light refresh
ments were servod. Tliose presnt were
Mtasas Selma WUggenhorn, Jo Mane
felde and Joule Albbott of Ashland, Mr.
and Airs. Worfel, Mr. and Mrs. Fau
qutft, Misses 'Ulrdsaill, Ada Abbott,
Belle Mansfelde, Heilman, Campbell,
Jury, 'Dean, Redford, Wilson, Arnold,
Butte; Messrs. Clark, Q. B. and J. B.
Aimy, G. C. and H. G. Shedd, Wiggen
liorn, Crabtree, Fisher, Graves.
Preparations for the all around ath
letic contest next Tuesday evening are
progressing. Two of the carved tablets,
the prizes for the evening, finished as
far as poFslble at (this time, are now on
exhibition 'in the gymnasium. Remem
ber that all the proceeds above 510 will
be expended for the athleblc association.
An additional attraction will be a wrest
ling match between Taoo and Bhue, to
settlo the championship of the univer
sity. Leave Tuesday evening open and
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