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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 16, 1896)
IT IS PALLADIAN DAY c'"ll nml ftl1 reportB from thn other con
mii.,..,i f,. fi-.t .,., i IbuIh uro mado through him. Tho con
ing, Homo bright repartee anil a Rood
deal of sound Honm In tho oxerclseH
which ranged nil tho way from the
gnmo of golf to Tn.ti MncLnron mid from
Kngllah dnlry inulda to thn Htudy of
literature. Tho profcHHorn enjoyed bent
of nil tho chancellor's story about going
In tho full lltiHh of IiIb Amorlenn Innw
oonco Into a great International educa
tional confercuoe and rumnlnlng
through nn entire Hussion before he
dlHDovered that It wuh an extremely
prlvato affair to which several eminent
Amorlenn professors had not been able
to secure admission.
Thn whole conference was Jolly and
Informal and so pleasant to tho profes
sors that thoy voted before adjourn
ment to ndopt the chancellor's sugges
tion and hold three or four during tho
year. Thoy n.io to bo u sort of antldoto
to the rogitlnr meetings which are en
tirely devoted to business,
THN ADDIIKBB AT T1110 liANSlNO.
Tho lousing had been mado to as
sume a university air by plenty of
scarlet and cream wound around the
balcony rail and streaming from tho
boxes to tho great seal of the univer
sity which hung from the proscenium
arch. Two American lings and two
scarlet and cream pennants, gold bord
ered, Hanked tho seal, ltesettes of tho
university colors adorned the box
fronts. Wound with the scarlet and
cream on tho rails was bunting of the
Palladlau colors, chocolate and cream,
hard to discern.
A considerable portion of ticket hold
ers arrived shortly before 8 o'clock and
made a little Jam, but when they wore
In, there were plenty of seats for non-
tloket holders. It was a university
audlcnco and that means fine looking.
Nearly nil tho professors were out. Tho
heads of departments, Professors Hes
sey, Kdgren, ex-Itegent Gore, Madame
and Mrs. MncLean and other prominent
guests were In the boxes. Other pro
fessors and wives sat In tho parquet.
When the exercises began, there was
scarcely a vacant seat In tho theatre.
It was thus a line and Inspiring nudl
nnce. After two selections by the Ilagonow
orchestra, university spirit broke out
In the university yell. This wns suc
ceeded by other fraternity and society
yells. During a lull some fellow yelled,
"Hurarh for Bryan," and brought
mingled applause and hisses. Another
number by tho orchestra and then some
more yelling, provocative of consider
able mirth, and piellnilnnrles wore at
When the curtain rolled up at 8:25
It revealed the Pallndlans of long ugo
and of the present seated on the stage.
On the reading dosk was a bouquet of
scarlet and cream llowors.
Miss Flora Uullock, president of the
society announced that the program
would open by an Invocation by Chan
cellor MncLean. This proved most
reverent and yt)t appropriate.
Tho university glee club tiled on the
stage to sing an original ode to tho
scarlet and cream, poetically alluded to
as "Tho color of tho min.sot and tho
silver moon's soft beam." Its author Is
liobert II. Manluy. It was warmly re
ceived and a deoldely rollicking ditty
was given on the recall.
Miss Uullock In a brief reminiscent
addiess spoke of the organization of
the Palladlan society, pioneer of tho
dozens f student organizations, and
dwelt on the benefit that these societies
have rendeied. Sho paid a tribute to
ex-Cliancellor K. U. Kulrllnld through
whoso foresight the literary societies
have been given permanent homos with
the university. She then introduced
When the venerable ex-chancellor
arose, he was most warmly applauded.
He said that reminiscences were liable
to bo overworked on anniversary oc
casions and politics must bo tabooed
as too lnfljitnmii t,,..,. j ...
""" jubl uuiore elec
tion, ho had selected as subject for
his address his experiences as consul
at Lyons, France, whore ho spont four
years and four months, ilo had been
questioned about this ever since his re
turn in 1893 and there seems no book or
article giving information on the con
sular service. As 500 individuals are
employed In this service and at least
10,000 are looking forward to a place In
it, ho thought Information might be de
sirable. The representatives of the United
States aro divided into five kinds, consul-general,
consul, vice consul, con
sular clerk, and consular agent. All
except the vice consul and consular
agonts are appointed by the president.
Theso two ofllces are nominally filled
by tho secretary of state, but an a mat
ter of fact the consul Is allowed to
chouse ihis own.
In most countries whero there aro
several consuls, one Is tho conaul-gen-
sular clerks aro tho ofllco men of tho
constilnrntes, gottlng ordinarily about
$1,000 a year. Thoy aro pleasant situa
tions for young mon wishing to spond
a year or two abroad learning tho
languages of dlfforont countries, When
0110 hns been as long ns he euro to in
Germany ho oan find some consul In
Hpaln, perhaps, who will bo glad to get
his cr"Iccs and he can then make him
self so worthless to his former employer
that ho will bo glad to ask for tho exchange.
The consular agonts aro usually na
tives of tho country who aro ntatloned
at points from which many shipments
aro maun ami wmen tire more con
venient than tho consular residence Li
tho shippers. Thoy know nioie or loss
IOngllsh, usually loss, tho law piosei lin
ing only knowledge, not amount.
Everything goes by precedence In the
consular service, and the ordeia u(
rank are military. Tho consul-general
has tho rank of a brlgadlor-goneral, the
consul of colonel and tho vice consul,
consular clerk and consular agent that
In regurd to the pny, the chanci llor
discussed It under four heads, tile
regular salary, the fees, tho proceeds
of consular agencies and "stealings
thrown In," that being tho bends given
him by a Canadian consul some yoaia
ago. The speaker said the matter of
salary-llxing Is decidedly Irregular and
chaotic, dun to personal lnlluenco with
congressional committees. Thus the
salaries of four consulates llxed at one
time uio: Havre ?,0U0, Bordeaux
$3,000, Bale $3,000, and Lyons $2,000. Ml
In the original bill were $2,500, but In
llueucc raised all but tho Lyons oil Ice.
Vet the Lyons consulate Is worth tu tno
government as much us tho other three
combined. The matter of noturlal fens
is very uneven, consulates at Londin,
Birmingham und Puriu, running from
$10,000 to $25,000 a year. The fees at
Lyons will not exceed $1,500 a year.
On the matter of "stealings" tl.o
speaker told of a little of his own ex
perience with a consul at II who
strove to Instruct him In schemes to
work house rent. He was dually de
tected through Consul Falrlleld and it
was found that In twenty years 1m had
laid up $50,000 In gold on a salaiy of
$1,500 a year, lie did It partly tht'uiigh
Instancing as an example of useless
expense, the consulate at Athens wns
instanced. Its salary Is $2,500 a year
and there are thirteen consular jleiks,
yet the total Income to the government
has been not over $80 a year. Time und
again an attempt has been niude to
abolish the olllce, but always the con
gressmen Interested In thi! holders of
the olllcos there is on guard to pre .'cut,
"If you are going into the consular
service for revenue only," said tin
speaker, "you must either be in the
swim or have a pull." Then turning to
the stage ho said: "l muy bo a little
msty in my college classics and 1 will
leave It to the boys If I urn quite up to
unto with that sentence." Tho laugh
tor and applause seemed to loassuu-
him and he remaikod: "1 suppose that
means 1 am."
Tho olllce of consul, said the speaker.
Is a business olllce. lie is a guaid put
out to protect the le venue of nlt coun
try, livery shipper of an luvolcn of
goods iroin his district to the United
States must lllu a triple set ot samples
with the consul. He must examine
these, compare prices with leal values
and report to tho New York custom
olllce any undervaluations. One sot of
samples Is kept for six months wltu
ooiiBuhite. Attor that it Is the consuls
property. Some books ot silk samples
received at Lyons worn exhibited.
It was shown how a little careless
ness In even one Invoice might make
a difference in the duties ot $2,000, widen
would thus go Into the pocuots of the
shipper and Ills partne.', the consignee,
as few goods are actually sold. The
manufacturers aie constantly trying to
get tho goods Into the United Statos at
One way In which consuls Increase
their revenue with no one the wiser
was illustrated by an experience of the
oiiuuner wnen new at the business. A
prominent silk manufactuier culled to
say how very much pleased he was with
the new consul, showing a remarkable
familiarity with his history und being
so polite as to excite suspicion. He
wanted tc say that he was making a
fine piece of satin and later would have
come beautiful summer silks. Doubt
less the consul would be pleased to
have a hundred yards or tho satin and
- .yu.us or the summer silk. The con
Mil In this caso merely remarked that
nuances were too close to admit of aueh
a purchase, if iie had accepted the
proffered Blft, lt W0Ulfl haVfl ffl
thfll luhnn l.i
.w.m.i uuu manufacturer sent his
consul would be expectod with me
hundred yards of satin over one ojm i
nnd a hundred yardn uf summer silk
over the other not to bo nblo to se it
single figure of that Invoice and tn
write to Now Yoik that tho nlllcein
need not examlno that lot of silk, that
It was all right. Tho on),' way to ivold
tMiubio was to nccept nu piesciit of nny
To show what cohhuih put In tbel:
t.me at, tho speaker said that theso In
voices had to be slgnod personally In
triplicate. That meant at Lyons wilt
ing one's name at least rC.OOO times a
year. It grow monotonous.
Other duties of a consul were enter
tainingly described. Looking up an
swers to questions sent In o the suite I
department might be iiiikIc to take hM
entire time. One man w.mtn to Kiuw
what kind of a market for hIiivom there
Is In Franoe, Dnys are spjnt looking It
up, translating the question Int.)
French nnd sending them Into tne !
ferotit departments. Another nvi'i
wants Information about tho gas Indus
try. And so It goes. Time uro run-
Then there aro eases In court In wh'eil
testimony must bo taken. Several of
theso cases were dcsorined. Homo that
came under the Lyons .ousuluto In
volved thousands of dollars, one n
quarter of n million.
"Another duty of n consul," snld Mr.
Falrlleld, "Is to take care of trumps."
Some veiy nniUHliig anecdotes were told
of these tramps, who ranged from a
scapegrace admiral's son to nn Irish
man liorn In "Nye Yuurk," anxious to
get to his poor old mother who hud
"nlver been out of Dooblen." Many are
goiiulno cases of destitution and more
aro frauds. But altogether they make
a constant drain on the consul's purse.
Having taken up his allotted time
with the nbove topics, tho speaker
talked only brlelly of the country he
had pojourned In so long. Of Franco
ho snld lt wns the most beautiful land
he had ever seen und tho longer you
stav tho more you nnnrccinto this. The
glories of Mt. Blanc, wrongly thought
by many to bo In Switzerland, belonged
to his consulate. They cannot be de
scribed. The people are economical to a fault
and commerce Is ns careful of the pen
nies us here It Is of the dollars. Kvery
little Item Is fully set out In the bill,
down to the extia pair of shoe-strings.
The French are polite, exceedingly so.
As to the stability or the French re
public. Mr. Falrlleld hud this to say:
"The French republic has come to stuy.
(Applutfite.) In 1SS!) when I wuh there
there was u gnin of sixty representa
tives for the republic agulnst the royal
ists and the reactionists. Four years
after, in spite of several critical trials,
Including that of Do Lesseps, the gain
wns over a hundred.
"I thought I had seen enthusiasm, but
I never did until 1 saw the demonstra
tions when the czar sent his udmlruls
to visit France and they came to
Lyons. When the parade marched i
through the crowded streets It could I
barely make a mile an hour lot lie '
thiong. Banners proclaiming, 'Ixing I
Live Russia,' 'Long Live the Republic,' j
were on every side. Tho enthusiasm
was beyond all conception. There hns ,
been no love lost of late years between
France and Germany, but with Russia
.back of France, Germany will keep off.
She cannot destroy the republic.
"After all Unit Is wuitl about the
beauty and the glory of Fiance, when
one think of a country to live In and
tile In, there Is no land the equal ot our
own. Ami i might say unit tn an tno
states In which I huvo lived, thoro is
none thnt is more delightful to rnnko
one's home In thnn your own fair Ne
biaska." Tho close of the lecture wns marked
by uppreclntlvo applause.
The program wns closed by n song by
the university glee club, nnd Miss Bul
lock niutlo uiiuouncemonth of the pro
grum for today.
THE EIING CLOTHING CO.
Aro showing all of the vory latost styles and
patterns in.. ..
nt prices novor before oli'orod in Lincoln. Theso
nobby suits from $r to $15 are stylish' and of
uiu vim- uunu HHiKUH. ion uro eoruiully invited
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$2.25 per week. Tickets, $2.50.
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"Say, I'nrin. tlltl 1 luuw my hooka
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Turin lnts mil feem lo Ik- cmphntU'iil
ly lnti t'U'il stunt' way or otlii'r nuiybo
this Is tin- slNtfi'iith mull who lias asked
lilui this question during the course of
tilt' ul'lei noon. So the reply roiui's:
"Tlu'itt's no way of telling. If you luft
them down ht're find thoy huvo not linen
sold ulri'iitly, you'll lliul them ovor tlioru
on the 'shelf with lht sot'oud-hund
Anil now the iuiwh coiihik tlmt ".Mar
tin's human body" hits been stolen.
This st'om to show sueh a lark of foro
slKht on the imit of thn aforementioned
Individual to he so uiisophlstlrntt'tl tin
to k'livi' this so lniiortaiit adjunct of his
material existence rest Ink' on a hoiioh
In the iinlvi'isltv hall. Hoes Mr. Mar
tin think that the nvtriiK university
thief is any i sped m- of persons'.' When
imieeil has he shown himself such? Not
iliirliiK the past tuniury. If Mr. Martin's
human body's Jack-knife or overt-out
wero left tmpiotectetl on a bunch In tho
hall of one of the IhiIIiIIiikh of tho unl
verslty. they would have been iih likely
to turn up mlssInK as the property of
any hotly else.
Krom tho fact that Mr. Martin was
oct'iipyliiR a bonoh In the most orowtlotl
hull or nny in tho unlvuiHliy, doos not
loud any protection from tho thlof. Ho
Is not afrultl of duyllKht, or of his fol-lows.
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