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- ' UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA,' LINCOLN, SEPT. 26. ,8.,6. ,,Rlt.K , Crw,
OR FOOTBALLIIEII ir mabj? -pdam dTdTSS ---
Vol. V. No.
OUTLOOK FOR FOOTBALL
The Coach Has Arrived and Begun
NO WORD FROM CAPT. JONES.
Hit Not Returned Vet Couch Roblnion the
Hut Man lor the Place -his
Of course nil oyos nro now turned to
ward tlio grid-Iron, ana "What kind of a
team will wo liavo this year?" In tho query
that comes from ovorybody. Last spring
tho athletic board elected W. II. Oury to
bo manager for tho prCBont season, and ho
has spent a great deal of tlmo and enorgy
during the summor montha In tho Inter
ests of the team. Uo has douo his work
bo well thnt already a lino Hat of games
Is scheduled and an efficient coach so
cured. Tho proapocta for tho gamo nro
bright, nnd tho chances of huvlng a pon-nwt-wlnnlng
team aro tho beat.
A number of tho old atand-bya will not
bo back this year and thoy will bo missed.
Tel hot; material Is allowing up fast and
a number of now men on tho team will
mako tho Interest moro keen.
Wilson, lust yenr's cnptaln, Is practicing
law In Nebraska City now and will proba
bly not play at all this acaaon. Fair and
Spooncr will not bo back. Wilson's
plunges through guard mid tacklo; Fair's
marvellous blocking and end runs; Spoon
er's shrewd head work at quarter nndhls
gritty tnekllng; all theso will havo to bo
mado up for by now mon. But the boys
still havo Thorpe at right end, though It
Is rumored thnt ho can kick woll, and Is
after Fair's pedal protectors or "Spook's"
heady work at qtinrter.
As yet, nothing has been heard from
Captain Jones. Ho has boon tolegraphcd
to, but at tho time of going to press, no
answer 1ms been received. Unless ho Is
heard from soon, a now captnln will bo
elected. Talk to that effect is already be
ing Indulged In.
The conch, Mr. K. N. noblnBon arrived
in tho city Wednesday morning. From tho
impression ho hns mado already upon stu
dents and faculty, it Is evident that ho
will In well liked.
As to his personal character, Mr. Robin
son l" of ,1 intHli'xt disposition. Ho lacks
that qunllty, ho apparent In our former
coaches-dint of talking continually of
tho "bis guinea" ho has played. Judging
from his football record, ho haB tho right
to do It, however. Mr. Robineon doea not
smoke or chow from principle and ho
bears all tho characteristics of a schol
ar. He Id a member of Zeta Tat fratern
ity, nnd graduated from Brown unlvorslty
in tho class of '9C, with tho degrco of
Ph. B which la given thoro In the phil
Mr ItjliinxoM cornea to ua with tho heat
recommendatlona and record. Ho began
his football career as guard on tho team
of Dean academy, Franklin, Mass., in tho
year of lSDO. Tho following year ho was
full back and captain. Ho ontored Brown
as a freshman In tho season of '92, and
Played the positlona of half and full back
on tho first elevon. Tho noxt year ho
started as full back, piayed guard for a
while, on account of his physical ability
for that poblllon, played ond at other tlmoB
and ended the Beason as half back. Dur
ing his junior year ho played ond, but fin
ished the season as half back. Ho was tho
"eular half back during all tho time of
his senior year.
Ho played then In all tho games of the
feason of -95, between Brown and tho
twins of th(. euHtwrn colleges. This thor
oughly equips him for the position ho now
holds. LBt year ho played in the fol
lowing games: Brown vs. Yalo, 0-4 and
j- wo games.) Brown vs. Harvard, 6
; Brown vs. Pennsylvania, 0-12; Brown
jj. Lehigh 22-4; Brown vb. Dartmouth,
H. At tho closo of tho Boaaon Brown
"eld fifth placo among tho teams of tho
Mr. Itobinson has an onvlablo baae
Wl record. Ho played tho positions of
wener and right floldor on tho Brown
team which last year won tho cham
pionship of the country for college teams,
uisper Whitney put Mr. Robinson on tho
au-Amcrlcan team. Mr. Robinson led his
team In batting for ono year and for bat
ting and Holding last year.
Physically the now coach is a giant.
, ,s Blx fet two, In holght and wolghs,
"ripped, 190 pounds. Ho is twenty-three
years of ago.
was on tho Brown trnck team and
ran in n, u ... ,
" unu zzu yard races.
Coach Robinson Is not backward In say-
Is that " IR disappointed In tho way the
ys aro turning out for prootico Ho
says, from, what ho has aeon ao far, tho
ohancen for a strong team nro not irood.
It 1b Judged from what ho haa been heard
to remark that Nebraska, will havo a
team of men who have trained If tho
eleven haa to be mado up of freshmen.
Mr. Robinson Is not at all discouraged as
ho thlnka thero Is abundant material to
pick out a team If ho oan only got tho
men out to practice.
Tho dates ao far sot for games aro as
follows: On October 17, boforo nny of tho
sister atnto universities havo had an op
portunity to glvo tho boys nny pointers,
tho Doano ao-callcd tlgera will bo met.
Tho team goes to Columbia on Octobor
24 nnd plays tho flrat leaguo gamo with
Tho next gamo Is with a new antagonist,
Nobrnaka Woaloyan unlvorslty. Tho Wes
loynns havo secured a good coach and In
tend to put up a good article In tlio way
of football playing.
Nebraska will meet Kansas at Lawrence
on November 7th.
Tho noxt thing Is tho western trip In
whloh Donvor will bo tho flrat stop. Thoro
tho Donvor athletic association team will
bo met on November 14th, and two days
later tho Boulder team will bo encountered
on their home grounds.
Tho third and last leaguo gamo will bo
played aa usual with Iowa in Omaha on
Thanksgiving day. This gamo haa becomo
a popular featuro of tho Thanksgiving day
festivities In Omnhn, and each year Is
bolter attended. Thoro is a possibility,
however, thnt this year Lincoln will have
tho treat of a Thanksgiving day football
game. It all depends upon tho way the
management of tho Omaha end of tho ar
rangements acts. If thoy try to get tho
best of tho managers of tho teams the
gamo will bo played at Lincoln.
During Dccomber tho team will go on a
trip through Texas playing a number of
gnmes in tho south.
Suite and balls havo beon purchased
and tho men will bo clothed for a tlmo at
lenst. Yet as usual, thero Is a laok of
funds nnd It Is expected that the students,
faculty and business men will contribute
liberally toward tho support of tho gamo.
Many expenses nro incurred during tho
season that must bo met with money out
sldo of that taken In na gate receipts.
This yar In nddltion to tho second clov
en, tho class teama aro to bo organized.
Thero will bo a clnss leaguo and games
for tho championship will bo played. For
training, theso tenma will moot tho flrat
cloven on tho campus and then whon tho
flrat elevon Is away tho onthualnam will
bo kopt up at homo by tho lively games be
tween class teams.
Tho class of '98 has a team under way
already and the clnss of '97 Is preparing
to reorganise tholr last year's team.
In tlio oponing of the collego work for
thla yenr, tho editors and mnnngora of
Volumo IV. of tho Sombroro wish it undor
stood thnt they aro on hand at work. Tho
summer hns not been wasted and a very
fiattorlng start haa boon mado In both ed
itorial and buslnoBB dopartmonta. A fow
apeclnl announcements and moro gonoral
onoa aro now readv to bo made, and moro
will appear from tlmo to tlmo in tho col
umns of Tho Nobrnakan, which has kindly
offered space for this matter.
In tho first placo, tho prize stories must
not bo forgotten. Tho mnnngora havo of
fored a caBh prize of ton dollara for tho
beat story and a similar prize for tho beat
poom. Theao will bo printed in tho Annual
aa will also tho second best of each. All
undor-graduates aro eligible to entor for
this prize. Tho atorlea mu8t not bo too
long. Tho award will bo mado by a oom
Weekly meetings will bo held by tho
board of editors and nny auggeatlona or
holpa offored to any of them provloua to
any meeting will como boforo tho board
at that tlmo. Each member has a special
dopartmont to look after. For tho con
venience of tho students a Hat of these
committees will bo published soon.
Tho board takes this opportunity to nn
nounco that any contribution In tho lino
of a story, poom, suggestion, subscrip
tion or advortlsomont will bo gladly ro
colved and duly credited.
Tho natronomlenl obsorvatory will bo
comploted In nbout a weok. Tho four
Inch telescope bolonglng to Dr. Braco
will Bb mounted In tho dome temporarily,
awaiting the tlmo whon tho unlvorslty
will bo onabled to aoouro a bottor instru
ment. A email transit Instrument now in
tho unlvorslty, will bo mounted In tho
obsorvatory for tho preaent, but will
aoon bo replnced by ono ordored from
Plnkerton'a now boarding club; 1,200 T
atreet. Try It.
THERE IS MORE THAU EVER
Registration Figures Arc Piling Up
CLASSES ARE OVERFLOWING.
Prolemors Say Their CI..!. Attendance ha
Increased Over SvVenty Per
Cent This Year.
With tho opening of the eollogp yenr
it Ih found that tho registration Is un
precedented up to this time, In tho his
tory of tho university. Tho total regis
nation up to Thursday night wiih Just
about an oven thousand. At tho same
tlmo last year the registration footed up
only live hundred. Thla la a net Kaln
of one hundred percent so far. Several
of tho profOBHora have aald that their
classes aro averaging seventy per cent
Increase over the same tlmo last year.
Tho number of new atudenta who had
registered up to Thursday, was 320. Of
course all of these aro not freshman, but
with what preparatory students come In
to tho elaa of 1W0 from last year's pre
paratory class, the enrollment of that
class will very nearly reach that llguro.
The prospects are that tho batiilllou
will be larger than ever thla year. The
band Is almost aa largo aa aome of the
i'ompnnliM. The promotions will bo read
oft before the batalllon this afternoon
at drill ilme. They will be published In
full In tho next Issue of tho Nobrnakan.
THE CHANCELLOR'S ADDRESS.
Chancellor MnoLean addressed tho stu
donta for a short tlmo In chapol Saturday
morning. Ho said that at ohapol tho unl
vorslty mot na ono family to got Intluencoa
which deepen tho lives of all, Btudonts nnd
profeaaora nllko. It was mtonded that tho
oxorclsoa should bo of intellectual aa woll
as of spiritual benefit.
Ho announced in roforonce to tho bath
question whloh stirred up tho Btudonts
last yoar, that tho university baths wore
Intended for hyglonlc, not cloanslng pur
poses, and soap was i&jfc oxpectod to bo'
used. To sottlo tho dispute about fees,
tho live-cent fco that waa Imposed last
year waa ausponded. Ho aald that in this
tlmo of forming new parties, ho would
make a free nickel party. He was heart
ily nppauded for this romark.
AMERICA VS. EUROPE.
Tho ohancollor aald that ho wont abroad
thla Bummer to learn of tho agricultural
colleges and experiment atatlons of Eu
rope Ho might call his address "America
vs. Europe." Mentioning tho tendency to
think things European better, especially
ladles' hats and allocs, he said that from
many visits ho was able to compare and
stato that America is at the head of the
procession of progress. "The advancement
of tho university of Nebraska In tho atages
of education It offers, la suporlor to those
of European schools. Antiquity has Its
charm. It la tho romance of It that 1m
preaae8 us. Wo cannot rival tho Gorman
unlvoraltlca in antiquity, but wo havo the
modern man. Through study we may
gather fragmonts of antiquity. Tho Europ
ean universities havo tho accumulation of
wealth that comes from tho 'pious found
ers'. Wo havo to counterbalance this,
poverty. And povorty, aa tho philosopher
knows, It la moro blessed than wealth. It
1b povorty, earnest, honest poverty that
bogots wealth, keops us at work, makes
tho most of us. Wo of this unlvorslty havo
corlXin groat advantages that European
universities lack In tlila counterbalance of
povorty to wealth. Wo havo a wonder
ful history. We In our youth are watched
by all tho nations. In England thoy say
tho 'pious foundor' la dead. Hore ho la
allvo. Tho especial superiority of the Ne
braska university comes through the free
giving of tho peoplo of this great stato.
Horoln Is a glory and a hope. Thore la
a democracy In America that levola up.
"Scholarship of Euorpean unlvorslty
professors 1b superior to that of America,
not In Its spirit, its application or through
its ability, but through Us long lino of In
heritance. They from their birth havo
beon sot apart that they may contribute
to knowledge. How can our profossore
whon employed morely aa pedagogues pro
duco knowledge Thoro must wo acknowl
edge tholr superiority. J3ut to counterbal
ance this wo have application, whloh gives
moro prospect for tho presont than the
easy-going profeesora of tho old world.
For what wo offer, thror is ,too, a Bupor
lorlty In our Instruction. Great easo and
dignity oharaotorizo tho entire body of
a European university. Tho American
studont Is many times more Industrious
than tho European studont and It Is in
dustry that Is going to 'count. English
aristocratic tendencies. Hero In America
wo havo been true to tho earliest tradi
tions. Thoro la genuine democracy In Now
England universities. Thla spirit of equal
ity and fraternity produces mon.
OUR ADVANTAGES. !
"Lot mo apeak of two or three special
advantages of tho university of Nebraska. I
This stato haa tho lenst per cont of Il
literacy of nny atato In tho Union. This
Is ono of tho ronaona why, though ao
young, thla Institution holds Its rank as
ono of tho groat universities. Thoro Is a
wholo body living and working for ua.
Our future la thus assured. If our state
holds thus tho record for leaat lllltornnv.
shall not wo studenta seo to it that wo
bo put down as tho atato known for Its
"Last year 1 called upon you for ath
lotlcs bocnuso that needed attontlon. ThlB
year I call upon yon for scholarship, all
around scholarship. That will require
patlonco, which Is opon to tho gifted and
"This year will bring to us two or three
apeolal events. First there will bo an elec
tion. That you may safoly bot upon. But
don't bet on anything clso, Us results, for
instance. This la a non-partlaan univer
sity. As American cltlzons you aro to
think and do your duty. This election has
a mission to show that all partloa may live
togothor. So while you havo your clubs
and intelligent discussions, you will not
havo any that Interfere with tho univer
sity. You will tench tho world that a man
may ohango his opinion If lio wants to.
You will remembor that polltlca la not
your business hero. Now la tho timo for
you to study. You will lot politics alone.
Walt until you aro educated mon.
"Second, this is tho yoar for tho legis
lature. Tho corn crop, I've been told, will
oxceed that of Iown, a crop doublo any
thing known. Then thoro will bo a legis
lature on top of that. When tho legis
lature cornea I want tho university to bo
so that wo need not say a word, bo thoy
will como and seo what you need."
PHANfiPQ IN TUP Capiiitv
UHANbES IN THE FACULTY. .
A Corps of Good Instruotors Seoured
As uaual, a number of ohangea havo beon
mado In tho list of inatructora in tho var
ioua departments Tho English depart
ment leads with tho groatest number.
Mr. E. A. Thurbor will fill tho placo va
cated last spring by tho resignation of
Mr. Bates. Mr. Thurbor la a Yalo man
of tho claaa of '91. He was Instructor for
a year at West Mlnstor achool of Dobbs'
Forry. Tho next year ho spent at tho
Sorbonno, Parla. Ho roturncd to Harvard
the noxt year whoro ho took his M. A.
In '04. Slnco that tlmo to tho prcaont, ho
has beon studying graduato Engllah at
Mr. Trosser H. Frye takes the place of
Mr. MacLeod. Mr. Frye graduated at
Trinity college, Hartford Conn. Ho haa
been Instructor at tho Lohlgh university
for several yeara. Ho studied at Strass
burg with Mr. Beldon, a former Instructor
in tho Engllah dopartmont. Ho roturncd
to Lohlgh whore ho remained until aocurod
by tho unlvoralty.
Miss Annlo E. Prey haa boon appointed
thomo render. Mr. Thos. C. Blaisdoll will
havo ohargo of tho instruction In English
for tho school of mechanic arts.
In tho English Htoraturo dopartmont, II.
C. Poterson will 1111 tho placo caused by tho
resignation of Mr. Ansley, who loft to
tako tho position formerly hold by his
Mr. Potorson, who wna Inatructor in
Engllah Htoraturo and whom Mr. Analoy
aucceeded, Is now in Lolpslc, taking his
degreo. Until he returns, Mlaa Whiting
will havo the clasa in Engllah Htoraturo,
5 and 6. Tho clasa in Analytlca will re
clto undor Profeaaor Shormnn, and Mr.
Blaisdoll will havo tho beginning Shakes
pearo classes. English Htoraturo 1 and 2,
and 15 and 10, will bo undor MIbb Pound.
In tho dopartmont of Psychology, Dr.
E. L. Honman will bo instructor In tho
history of philosophy, and logic Ho will
have tho laboratory work Mr. Bontloy had
last yoar. Miss Floronc Wlngor and B.
G. Almy, follows, will do work In tho lab
oratory. H. E. Aloxandor has necured tho
position of nsalstant.
Wm. H. Browno Jr. will bo iiiBtruttor
In tho dopartmont of elootrlcal onglmor
Ing. Mr. Browno took his first degree at
Johns Hopkins In 1890, and his socond de
gree In 1892 at tho samo institution. Since
that time ho has been connected with
electrical railway work In Baltimore ond
In tho department of Latin, Dr. F. M.
Johnson takes tho placo or Mr. Wilson,
as associate professor. Dr. Johnoon
(Continued to ThlrdJPaRo).
TO AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS
New Feature Introduced at the Con
servatory. , i ,
IS MEETING WITH SUCCESS.
ms I'dlth Shaw and Mla.i I2lie Heaver win
the S'lrst Content Change In
A now featuro haa boon introduced Into
tho curriculum of tho unlvorslty aohool of
mualo, namoly, tho awarding of scholar
ships. Theso consisting of froo tuition, nro
now glvon In each dcrartmont. Tho first
contest was hold In thla olty Soptombcr
Gth It waa an Interestng and aplrlted ono,
bringing out some good tal.-nt. Miaa Edith
Shaw, of Greenwood, was awarded flrat
on piano, and Mlsa Elalo Boavor of Boa
trlco, took llrat for voice work.
Afrrlra at tho conservatory aro taking
on a moro unlvoralty spirit, and tho build
Ing outaldo of the cnmpiia la becoming
moro closely allied with tho gonoral tono
of university life. Ono fact thnt has tend
cd to bring tho musical department closer,
is tho chango of heart oxporlonced by tho
faculty in giving credit na olectlvea, for
work done at tho conaervntory. Thla has
boon granted however In a spirit of con
servatism. A fow restrictions nro spec
iflcd whloh withhold thla prlvilego from
ofTuoting In anj huj, ii.Ktili- unlvoralty
work. Only ono oloctive can bo taken onch
somoator. Piano, plpo organ, volco or vio
lin Inatructlon can bo elected, bm rti
after at leaat threo yeara of roaldent work
at tho university
oo.no enanges navo been made inliVp
conservatory faculty. Miss KhUly"Por
kins haa gone abroad for stydyMIss Hat
tlo Reynolds of KansaflCIty has been en
gaged by DlrectoWlmball to contlnuo
tho nlano InRio-hVti.tn ti t .... ..
. . . . -... ...ino iiuyijOIO.8 al
ready hagalned a reputation for horsolf.
'"itca last spring from tho Royal
Conservatory, after five years ntudv in
Lolpslc Tho first throo years of her stav
abroad sho spent undor tho tuition of
Horr Bruno Zwlntoher, and tho groator
part of tho noxt two under Horr Robert
Tolchmullor, and tho finishing touches to
hor musical education bolng glvon by tho
eolebrated Horr Karl Rolnecko.
Miss Reynolds Is an admirably equipped
Pianist of whom much can bo confidently
A series of artists' concerts has beon ar
ranged for and the peoplo of Lincoln and
vicinity aro Indobted to Director Kimball
for his successful efforts In securing them
such musical treats. Tho famous Chi
cago Festival orchestra which appeared
at tho Lansing last night was tho first ono
of theso. Among others that aro billed
for the same theatre, aro Fannlo Bloom
field Zelsslcr, pimilst; Clarence Eddy, or
ganist, and tho Sploring quartet.
In reviewing the incidents of tho sum
mor, thoro may bo noted na ono of tho oad
dost, tho death of Eugono Brown, whloh
occurred on Juno 2Cth.
Tho illnoBs which resulted in doath waa
first noticed about tho first of May and
confined Mr. Brown to his bed for sovoral
weoks. Ho grew bottor howevor and was
out during tho commoncomont exercises.
On Wodnesday Juno 10th, ho was taken
again with a socond sorious attack and
gradually grow worso until doath relieved
his sufferings. Tho disease was monln
gltlB and rondored him unconscious dur
ing a largo part of hia illness. Tho day
boforo doath came ho rallied and for a
abort tlmo was ablo to recognize and
speak to his mother and brothors who
woro his constant attendants.
Mr. Brown was a mombor of tho class
of '97, and was nsslatant In tho chomlcal
laboratory. Ho waa a chartor mombor
of tho local chapter or Dolta Tau Dolta
fratornlty nnd has alwaya beon hold in
tho hlghent oatoom by his ohaptor broth
ors as woll as by the members of tho
gonoral fratornlty among whom he was
woll known. This Is tho flrat doath the
local ohaptor has suffered and the boys
fool It keonly. They learned to loan upon
this brother as a sure support In trouble
and to tako his counsel as law. To them
ho was always tho same Btoady follow and
tho aame dear rrlotid. Noxt to IiIb family
no one could appreciate bo woll his stort
ing qualities as tho boys of Dolta Tau
Tho funoral ooourrod Juno 28th, from
tho residence of his mothor, Mrs. Guy A.
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