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Vol. .V. No. 1 1
UNIVERSITY OP NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, DEC. n. i8Q6.
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AH ALUMNI CONFEREHCE
Chancellor Entertains tho Graduates
Royally at Uis Residence.
THEY TALK HATTERS OVER
Tho Chancellor and Members of tlio Al-
uiniil Discuss this Urgent Needs of
U10 Unlvorslty The Seniors
Chancellor and Mrs. MucLonn ontor
tnlncil tho alumni who reside In Lin
coln, on Monday ovonlng. Tho first part
of the evening was spent In renewing old
frloiKiHlilpM and getting acquainted with
the mom recent or tho oarllor graduates.
Then tho chancellor Invited tho guests
omo eighty or ninety In ntimhor to as
cend to mingle with the godn and god
dewes. On tho third door wan found ev
erything arranged for a conference and
the chancellor proceeded to Htato de
tails on the uecdH and condition of
He pointed out the details of the appro
priation which th regents would ask for
from the Incoming legislature showing
Just how each need was Imperative and
tho nmoimtH asked for really Insufficient.
Ho showed how critical a plnce tho uni
versity had reached In Its hlntory, when a
failure to provide properly for Its present
malntnlnnnoo meann that It will fall be
hind the universities with which It la
clawed, and fall to give tho education
which the men and women of tho state
nro deimmdliiK. Point after point whh
rlaced clearly before the alumni In order
that there should bo Intelligent knowledge
of the facts, and not In any sense with tho
Intention of having any lobbying done.
Simply a presentation of tho facts as thoy
nro mtiHt obtain from the legislature the
appropriation asked for, which Is $12,000
less thnn tho amount actually appropri
ated by the last legislature In a time of
The Imperative need of more room to
tt'lleu- tin crowded conditions brought
nbout u general discussion among tho
nluinnl as to the kind of building which
would best relieve the strain.
It wax decided to appoint an alumni
committee which shall disseminate Infor
mation to the alumni over tho state with
the aim of placing before the legislators
the simple facts of tho conditions.
All then descended to partake of the
refreshments which Mrs. MucLonn was
wilting to dispense.
I'li.iimlloi anil Mrs. MaoLonn enter
tnlncd the members of tho senior class
at tlulr home, 1037 II street, Saturday
nlKlit owing to tho conflicting enter
tainments only sovonty-llve of the 101
members of '07 responded to the chancel
lor's kind Invitation to visit his home and
beeonu better acquainted with the head
of the university and his wife, as well
as with various members of the class.
The chnui-f-tlor and wlfo, nsslsted by Miss
Nollli Griggs, president of tho class, anil
Mr. William Grant, vice-president, re
ceived the guests as they arrived, and
made nil fed at homo. Each ono "regis
tered" by signing his or her name to a
book provided for the purpose. Then the
chancellor eondueted tho seniors to his
larpe assembly room on the third floor
nnd Introduced the game of progressive
conversation for the purposo of Insuring
the acquaintance of ench member of the
class with ono nnothor. All declared the
Bnme ti muvess. In tho unlvorslty, ovon
with ho many departments and divisions
of classes, It Is strange that elusnmate"
'" go up to their senior year and not
know each other. Yet It somotlmos hnp
penH. it would bo a happy circumstance
Indeed if progressive conversation par
tes or something similar wero Introduced
annually hi nil tho lower classes. Tho
memory of four yearh" university life
would be more pleasant thereby. After
each senior had passe! ono minute of
lively conversation with tho sevonty-four
others, tho chancellor Invited them to
Partake of refreshments which were dain
tily servod below. It was toward mld
n'Rht when the seniors extended cordial
thanks to Chancellor and Mrs. MacLean
for their generous hospitality and for a
most pleasant evening's ontertnlnment.
The board of regents visited the state
'arm Tuesday afternoon, nnd spent the
tlmo In a gonoral tour of Inspection. At
lh Invitation of the chancellor and his
w"o, with addition of Governor Uolcomb
tny dined at his residence. The oven
lnS was pleasantly spoilt. Toasts wero
onjoynbly responded to by tho guostH
as follows: "Tho SUto of Nobraska,"
Governor Ilolcombj "Tho Unlvorr.lty of
Nobraska," Regent C. 11, Morrill;
"Omaha and tho Trans-MlsslsslppI Ex
position," Rogont Victor Rosowator;
"Northwest NobraHkn," Hegont Cliarlos
Weston ! "Tho Bohool Hystcm of tho
Hlnto." Rogont II. L, Oooldi "Tho Ladles
of tho fltnto," Mrs. Uolcomb; "Tho Presi
dent of Iho Hoard of Regents," Mrs. C.
II. Morrill; "flonthwestorn Nobraska,"
Regent C. W. Knley; "Central No
braska and tho Farm flohoo," Regent
K. A. Hadloy; "Tho Hoard of Regents,"
Hoorotnry J. fl, Dales,
PERSHING RIFLER HALL.
The third annual Pershing Hltles ball
was given at the Lincoln hotel last Fri
day night and was attended by from
thirty to forty couples. It Is said by thnso
who wero fortunate enough to attend, that
Is was ono of tho plensantost dances that
has been given In later years, Many have
been so accustomed to dancing on a
crowded lloor nt university functions, that
a two step on a lloor comfortably filled
seemed n great novelty. Tho music was
particularly catohy, tho "Henrietta" two
step being tho favorite of tho evening,
''aptaln and Mrs. Qullfoyle led the great
march. Those present wore: Miss Miss
Hartlett of Omaha, Miss Catlln of Ash
land, Captain and Mrs. Oullfoylo, Pro
fessor and Mrs. Htchnrds, Professor and
Mrs, Kimball, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cope
laud; Misses Itaymoud, Lau, Hammond,
Rrown, Elliott. Lowe, Una and Mabel
Rlokotts, Griggs, Cropsey, Harley, RIs
ser, Parks, Vnncll, Millar. Wright, Cook,
DuTlol, Anthony. Sarah and Emily
Weeks, Norono, Hargreaves, Lansing,
MoFnrhind. Lytic, Rlohnrds, Tuttlo, Car
son, Polk, Gere, Messrs. Saxton, Doubru
vii. Lohnhoff, Mnnloy, Weeks, Rohhlns,
Oury, McCreary, Davenport, Llnquost,
Hlckotts. Wilson, Shuff. Hlsser. Haggard,
Woadner. Clements, Ettlng, L. II. nob
bins, Korsmeyer, Morrison, Hoblnson,
llodgo, Parks, Hutchinson. Helnnp, Wlg
gonhorn. Rhedd, Lau, Rnymnnd, Shaw,
Sumner, nnd'WcHtprman. Ralph Saxton
was master of ceremonies
Hnskot ball Is becoming a popular game
now that football Is over and baseball
Is still a thing for future days. Doctor
Clark has put the game on a thorough
basis and many are now playing It for
the sport as well as for the oxerelse. that
Is found In the active game. While the
amount of weight and strength are not
required It Is adapted to all kinds of ath
letes. The game has found success among
tbo ladles and Is being played a great deal.
Tho Heds and Whites of the eight
o'clooek division played a match game
last Tuesday evening. Hoth sides played
well, especially In the Interference work.
During the llrst half the Whites played
a little the stronger game and got a
good load, but the opening of tho second
half resulted In tho Heds piling up a score
tying the Whites before they had secured
another point. It was not long before the
Whites by Stebblns' excellent playing
made 21 points by the time the referee
called time. Those doing especially good
playing wero; Stebblns. McComb, Kyle.
Orlfllth and Anderson.
The following played: Reds; Moore,
Kyle, Theabold. Smith Hastle; AVhltes;
Orlfllth, McComb, Stebblns. Anderson and
Hill. The final score was; Whites 21.
Heds, U. Doctor Clarke was referee. Den
ulson and Warileld acted as umpires, and
Wotzol, scorer. Twenty minute halves
FROM THE LAW COLLEGE.
Cyrus O. Hrown ro-entered the college
of law this week, taking up tho senior
O. W. Holden. Clee Tucker, and M. O.
Cunningham were delegates to the state
Y. M. C. A. convention from their home
President Dennlson of the Junior class
has appointed tho following commltteo
on colors, motto nnd yell; Cunnlnghnm,
Tuokor, and Helden.
Tho Maxwell club discussed the Cuban
quostlon Saturday evonlng. Saokott and
Knmp posed an sympathizers with the
robots, wlillo Warflold and Jones told why
tho United States should not Interfere.
The debate was Unquestionably the most
elaborate and logical In the club this som
ester. Extempory speaking was dispensed with
and tho oleotlon of ofllcors for tho second
term was takon up. Abbot nnd Greene
wero choson presldont and vleo-presldent
respectively after an hour of wrnngllng.
The Janitor turned out tho lights at 10:15,
nnd the flow of all gas stopped naturally.
WHAT WE'VE TO HOPE FOR
Nobraska Will Havo tho Winning
Team Nixt Year.
SOME PREMATURE FIGURING
If Nebraska Hen Uses Anything of what
now Looks Probable, flliu Will have
u Winning Team Mont of
the old Men to Return.
Although this Is rather early In the sea
son to be talking on what sort of a team
Nebraska will havo noxt vear, yet thin
Is being done to quite an extent. Per
haps this Is beeauso tho boys want some
thing to aid them in forgetting the fact
that Nebraska did not get tho pennant
this year. Anyway thu outlook Is most
fascinating, and It gives them quite a
feeling of satisfaction to llgurc It out.
if promises count for anything and If
tho players are no' prevented from car
rying out their present Intentions, there
will bo no reason In the world why Ne
braska cannot walk away with the cup
next year. The secret of Iowa's suceos
this season, was because she had all her
old players back with one exception, while
Nebraska had to manufacture a team dur
ing the busy part of the season. Noxt
year she will hope to start with a team.
Wiggins will undoubtedly be back and
play his position of right end. Pearso Is
a frehhman, and Intends to graduate In
the class of 1900. Unless something
unforseen happens, ho will show up next
September as a candidate for his old
position. Turner will be n Junior next
year, lie has the right football spirit
now, and will undoubtedly bo ono of the
first candidates on the Held next season.
Hansen Is pretty sure of being on deck
to try for his position of guard. He will
make a strong man for this placo noxt
year. For tucklo on the left side, "SV111
Dungnn will probnblj; tr for. Ho filled
this position very-Aircdltably this year.
Melford, center for this year, will be
back. He may try for the position of
tackle. Harry Jones and Hencdlct will
be strong candidates for loft end. though
Harry Is apt to secure a placo behind the
line. There Is good material for the backs.
Thorpe of course If he Is back, will play
the position that has made him famous
this year. There Is not much doubt but
that Orlle will show up at the beginning
of the season next year. There Is some
question as to Shedd's return next year.
He will be a Junior next year, but may
not roturn till year after next to con
tinue Ills work, lie Intends to remain out
of college ono year before be finishes, and
whether ho will chooso noxt year Is doubt
ful. Garrett and Cook, both will proba
bly be back next year. They have shown
up so well this season, thnt there seems
no doubt but that both can make the
team next year. Resides some good sec
ond eleven men who will try for places
noxt year, some good men from other
colleges will enter the university
Lee, the famous guard of the Donne
team Is among these. Gilbert and Leon
ard, the two best men on the Wesloyan
team, will probably enter, which places
two more good men on tho list. Golden
of Nebraska City may come back, but
It Is very doubtful. There are a number
of men from some of the high schools
of the state, who will mage formldnltle i
candidates for positions. Nebraska city
and Falls City, are being counted upon
to furnish some good men. These high
schools worked up some good team work
this senson.. "W. W. Wilson, cnptaln and
loft guard of last year's team this sea
son coached the Nebrnska City high
school boys. The Otnaha nnd Lincoln
high schools will probably send tbo uni
versity some more goQd mntorlal.
A WORD FROM THE COACH.
Coach Robinson Is stll In Lincoln mi
gaged In thinking over whnt he Is going
to do. Many of bis friends here are try
ing to Induce lilm to stay In Nebrnska.
and enter the law college. Tie hns a
placo In vlow In an eastern law office,
but has written them tjiat ho would not
be there to tnko It tllj January 1. Tie
says that he will know by Snturday what
he Intends to do. When nsked If he would
accept tho position of coach for next year,
ho roplled that ho did not know whethor
ho would coach next year or not. lie Is
quite pleased with Ills treatmont here,
and he hinted thnt If tho material for
a good team would bo on band, ho would
llko to conch the men and see what ho
could do If ho had something to work on.
Ho expressed himself as much sntlsfled
with the work of tho men this senson,
but says plainly that ho did not have the
material to work on that tho other coach
es of tho league teams had. There Is
hardly a question among tho students,
but thnt Mr. Robinson will bo offered the
position again for next year. It Is only
a question of his acceptance.
Transact Lot's of Huslness Relative to the
Unlvorslty- Orator Selected,
The regents met and transacted a great
de.il of business at their regular Decem
ber meeting which was held Tuesday and
Wednesday. All the regents wero pres
ent. This Is the last meeting at which
Victor Rosewater will appear.
Resides passing on the budget and go
ing over the outline of the biennial re
port, the board, among other things ap
proved recommendations of tho chancel
lor promoting 11. H. Ward to a full pro
fessorship of zoology and tho employ
ment 9f Hans Christian Peterson ns In
structor In English literature, to fill out
the second semester.
Tuesday, February 10 was sot itsldo for
tho Charter day exercises, to be preceded
Monday evonlng by the electrical exhib
it. President Franklin Carter of Wil
liams college was chosen to deliver tho
oration, while brief addresses will bo
made by members of the state legislature
and state government. For commence
ment orators the selection of Edward Ev
erett Hale of Ronton was approved and an
Invitation extended to Hon. James M.
Woolworth of Omaha, president of tho
American Par association, to deliver tho
annual law school address.
Haehelor degrees were conferred upon
Lawrence R. rillsbury, William R. Hart,
Silas Lyman and Charles Fordyce.
Appropriations were also made for cer
tain repairs and other minor expenditures.
Tho offer of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Prlckot
of Pomona. Cab, of a gift to the univer
sity of Ki9 acres of land In Red Willow
county, Nebraska, said to bo worth In tho
neighborhood of $1,800, wns referred to
tho oxootittvo commltteo to Investigate the
desirability of accepting the same and
the legality of the transfer as proposed.
The estimated resources for the coming
biennial period as submitted to the board
were: three-elgths of mill tax. $127,500;
Interest In permanent university fund, $1S,
(MK); Interest on university laud. $ri,(KX);
laboratory cash deposits. $fi.000; law school
tuition. $S,000: matriculation and diploma
fees. $1,000; experiment station fund. $30,
000; Morrill fund. $47,000; total $305,000.
It was reported to the board that tho
resolution passed by the faculty of the
university of Nobraska last spring, ask
ing for u conference of state unlvorslty
presidents, Is Just coming to Its fruition.
Such a conference will bo held nt Madi
son. Wis., upon tho Invitation of Presi
dent Adams on January C. Such sub
jects as entrance requirements and re
quirements for degrees will bo taken at
that conference. It Is not unlikely that
athletics may receive some attention.
The chancellor reported 'that official in
quiries from the beads of departments
showed that the expenditure for toxt
books Is made as reasonable as possible.
It was deemed best to make some furthor
Inquiry concerning laboratory fees to seo
If thoy could bo further reduced nnd to
have a distinct publication of tho
A letter was received from Thomns
Rawllngs, the now regent, oxplnlnlng
that he was detained from sitting as a
visitor at this meeting of tho bonrd by
illnoss In the family of his brother.
When tho board adjourned It wns un
derstood that tho executive commltteo
would meet tho faculty at r. o'clock to
report to thorn on the subject of build
ings, in which tho faculty Had shown
groat Interest. At tho last moment It wns
found that only Rogont Kaloy could at
tend the faculty mooting. lie road tho
following motion from tho minutes of
"Moved, that tho board ask for $30,000
for tho wing of a building to nftord gon
oral rollef to the pressuro for lecturo nnd
recitation rooms, said building to bo used
ultlmntely ns a dopartmontnl building
for tho college of tho mechanic arts."
Mr. Kaloy explained that the prosenter. "Is political nnd social puralysls."
crowded condition of tho buildings de
mnnded tho addition of ono that should
servo temporarily as a rollof building,
wlillo It would bo primarily a wing for
tho college of mechanic arts, it was folt
that tho legislature would appreciate tho
need of such a building.
Professor Sweozy has received eight new
books on astronomy to Ims placed In the
observntory library. Among them Is a
work on the sun, nnothor on tho moon,
and n very Interesting treatise on Mars,
DATE SET MTTHE FINALS
A Wook From Saturday Will Bo the
Night of Oratory.
WHAT THREE GOES TO KANSAS
The Finals Promise to bo the Most In
teresting nnd Entertaining of any
debnte yet Held The Men
nro Working Hard.
Tho final dnbate ptomlses to be tho most
Instructive nnd entcrtnlnlng event of this
semester. The eight debntcrs havo
spared no time and study In getting a
thorough understanding of the subject
under discussion. They have all deter
mined to bo ono of the threo men who shall
bo solectcd to go to Knnsns next May.
Is there any reason to Infer there will
not bo a warmly contostcd debato? Cor
talnly the volumes of books and mngazlnos
which have been ransacked lndloato noth
ing of the kind. Thero Is overy reason
to bollove that tho final debato this year
will bo of higher grado In every respect
thnn thoso of pnst yonrs. For the de
baters huvo shown more Interest nnd
moro genuine enthusiasm than usual In
the Kansas-Nebraska debate. They aro
desirous of seeing that we are well repre
sented and that tho next Joint debato will
add another laurel to our last year's vic
tory. Tho question for debate Is: Resolved
that tho law ennctlng power of Great Brit
ain Is superior to that of the United
States, Tho speakers on the oftlrmatlvo
aro Messrs. McGulre. Dennlson, Hnrr and
Raker; nnd on tho negntlve are, Green,
riper, Meier and Klllon. Eovry ono of
these debaters reflected credit upon them
selves In the preliminaries, and thoy will
certainly do tho best thoy nre capable
of doing In tho llnals. Tho debating as
slclntlon hopes that tho faculty and stu
dont body will tnko enough Interest In tho
dobato to bo present nnd Insure a largo
nnd enthusiastic audience. Como out and
greot tho boya in their efforts nfter their
many days of hnrd work In preparation.
It's a duty which every one owes to a
worthy student organization. Tho time
and money spent will be thrice ropayed.
The Judges will consist of the following
members of the faculty: Messrs. Adams,
Caldwell, Taylor. Reese and Wolf. The
decision will be announced at the close
of the debate. In addition to tbo debate
there will be good musical talent which
nlono Is worth hearing. Let every stu
dent engage Saturday evening December
lit, as the date to cheer and encourage the
MRS. SAAVYER'S ADDRESS.
Mrs. A. J. Sawyer addressed the mem
bers of the political economy club, In
room 23 library building Tuesday evening.
A fair sized audience beard her address
which was very Interesting and scholar
ly. Her subject was, "Some Causes of
tho Presont Social Discontent."
Tho speuker divided tho causes of dis
content into three heads. First, the indi
vidual causes; second, tbo Industrial
causes and third the civic eausos.
Undor tho individual causes It was urged
that thero was an Ignorance of govern
ment, of liberty and of economic forcos.
Thnt this is duo principally to a false idea
of education. Wo educate our sons to be
"somebody." That we are educating sel
fishness. "Americans," suld tho speaker,
"havo the gold disease Wo should loauh
our children Hint the true object of llfo
Is not tho dollar, but happiness."
Mrs. Sawyor thought much of our In
dustrial discontent duo to Immigration.
Sho also thought lnvontlons and nppll
ancos had doranged distribution by creat
ing moro wants than they satisfy. The
speaker thought that by educating popu
lar appreciation much of this could bo
remedied by legislation.
Whon the civic cuuses wore reached a
strong plea was mnde for a purer and
hotter government. Mrs. Sawyer urged
that thoro snould be a moro general un
derstanding of economlo forcos In order
for tho peoplo not to bo misled by tho
demagogue. "Paternalism," said tho speuk-
Tho unsightly row of benches which In
years past havo served as open lockers
for the now student who was not sup
posed to havo sense enough to resist from
leaving his belongings In them, have been
removed. Consequently tho skin remains
on tho proper place of the nether portion
of the anatomy of divers students and
professors, who have bson hoard to mur
mur curses not loud but deep, as a sud
den turn lurched them against ono of
thoso shnrp cornors.
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