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Vol. V. No. 14
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, JAN. 15. 1807.
Price 5 Cents.
TO BENEFIT UNIVERSITIES
These Institutions to bo Brought Into
SOME GOOD IDEAS EXCHANGED
Presidents and Chancellors of tho North
Central States Meet at Madison,
and Talk Shop Discussed
Some Important Tilings.
Chancellor MaoLcan attended a confer
ence of state university presidents (or
chancellors) hold at Madison, Wis., last
week on January 0 and 7. Tho states
represented were: Kansas, Iowa, Missouri,
Illinois Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, Ohio, and Nebraska. Tho Idea
ot the conference originated In a resolu
tion of the fuculty of alio university of
Nebraska passed May 18, lb9C. Independ
ently of this however, President Draper ot
tho university of Illinois, conceived tho
same Idea of culling a conference of all
stato universities Included In the north
central district of tho United States, as
mapped out by the bureau of education
Tho object of tho meeting was to con
sider tho various question which Insti
tution' so similar have In common, with
the Idea of strengthening one another.
Twcnty-thrco subjects wero proposed for
discussion. They wero on problems which
confront tho state university, including
some on administration. Lack of time
prevented tho discussion of more
than live or six of tho moro Important.
Prominence was given to the question of
the desirability of securing equivalents
or uniformity of requirements for admis
sion to schools and for graduation. The
conference favored apprxlmatlng equiva
lents but not uniformity. Chancellor Mac
Lean laid a comparative table of the re
quirements and curricula of the different
schools before tho conference, and formed
the basis of discussion. It was made clear
that students who go from one university
to another at the end of the freshman
year, In full standing may bo admitted
"ad eoUem." There was n disposition to
favor emigration of students.
The football regulation passed by tho
league at Chicago December 19, was dis
cussed and referred to a committee con
sisting of President Adams of Wisconsin,
Prenldent Draper of Illinois and Chan
cellor Snow of Kansas. Not much tlmo
was given to this matter but thcro was
a general feeling 'thnt there should bo
soma regulations mado In regard to the
President Adams entertained tho dele
gates at his house. They Inspected the
various buildings of tho university of Wis
consin, and tho work being dono there. A
special visit was paid to tho dairy school.
On Thursday tho student body listened
to addresses from all the presidents.
Much wit and wisdom was displayed In
the addresses. Chancellor Canlleld was.
thero of course In perfect health and as
vigorous and witty as ovor. In tho ad
dresses he preceded Chancellor Maclean
who took advantage to spring a very rich
Joke on him. Ho held out tho hope that
he would he hero next commencement to
deliver the Phi nota Kappa oration and
"presses great Interest in us all.
Many compliments wero showored on
the university of Wisconsin. She has a
magnificent equipment nnd Is doing grand
work. Chancellor MacLean felt proud to
discover that the university of Nebraska
with moro meager equipment and smaller
appropriations Is holding Its own and can
till say that wo are among tho "big
four." Wo do need for tho futuro
more money and close thought to hold the
HOLCOMB WILL FAVOR US.
The Governor Behoves. in Granting Every
thing Asked by tho Regents.
No regular bill for tho university appro
priation has yot been Introduced Into tho
fefflslaturo, but the executive and his as
sistants are ready to furnish all Informa
tion In regard to tho needs and conditions
of our collego. Onco in a whllo a senator
or member of tho lower house, strays
about tho unlvorslty grounds, making a
casual Inspection. Seven legislators called
uWn tho ohancollor Saturday, and seemed
We'l satisfied with what thoy saw of uni
versity work. In his message to tho leg
Waturo, Governor Holcomb mentioned tho
needs of tho unlvorslty and expressed
th wish that tho rogonts should bo given
all they asked for. Ho said on this sub
ject: The state university a In a very flour
ishing condition. Tho oxcellent work in
the educational Hold occupied by this In
stitution under tho direction and elllclent
management ot tho chancellor, Is very
gratifying to all citizens of tho state. Tho
high rank which It occupies among similar
Institutions of the land testifies to the
excollent work which has been performed.
Tho university educational work has been
extended so as to provide a practical train
ing for a short period of time In tho
varied branches ot agriculture for those
who are unable to avail themselves of tho
opportunity offered to tako tho prescribed
course In tho college of ngrlculturo and
yet wish to prepare themselves for active
and Intelligent work In agricultural pur
suits. In a state such as ours, where tho
agrlculturad Interests are paramount to
all others, It seems to me that an effort to
promote this fcaturo of university educa
tion must lliul much cordial support by
tho people generally. In considering tho
needs of tho Institution, especial attntlon
Is requested to this branch of tho work
which Is now In tho process of develop
ment. The law provides for two funds to bo
used In support of this Institution, first,
the endowmont fund, to bo Invested and
tho Interest of which only can bo used
In Its support, and, second, tho regents'
fund, which shall consist ot tho proceeds
ot tho Investment of tho endowment fund,
tho annual rental of tho university and
agricultural college lands, tho matricula
tion and others 'fees paid by students and
a tax of three-eighths of one mill on the
dollar valuation on nil tnxnhln proporty.
Prom this It would appear that It was
the lntontlon to havo the unlvorsltj sup
ported from theso funds rather than from
an appropriation from tho general fund,
unless for repairs and permanent Improve
ments, Tho condition of tho state's finan
ces would seom to emphasize the necessity
for adherence to this mothod of deriving
rovonues for tho current expenditures of
tho Institution as nearly as posslblo, with
out Injuring Its usefulness. Tho cstlmato
of expenditures calls for an appropriation
from tho gonoral fund of $21,500, and, also,
$50,000 for permanent Improvements.
While I am strongly Impressed with -tho
necessity of economizing wherover posslblo
In making appropriations for the expenses
of stato government, I bespeak for this
highly usoful institution a liberal support
sufllclont to maintain Its various depart
ments unlmpored. Tho report of iho re
gents for tho biennial period just closed
will bo submitted to you and Is worthy of
your careful consideration. It Is an Im
provement on all past reports In Its thor
oughness and the attention given to de
tails respecting tho past management and
the futuro requirements of our unlvorslty.
Tho opening of tho agricultural collego
has been fully up to expectations, with
a registration of thirty. Routine work
hns commenced, and tho students are
gutting down to digging. Theses Who
linvo registered for the one term course
ar: Catherine Burgess, Clarence Christ-
onsen, Julia ChrlHtt'iiHen. T. C. Dawson.
John Dewltz, C. M. Dlckerson. 8. AV. Em
erson, Eric ForHlund. W. A. deity. Chris
Goldbeck, K. 13. Griggs, William Kors-meyi-r,
H. J. Kloepfel, O. W. Lonn, a.
O. Looss, O. P. Loos, Potior Nelson, Julia
Pomberton, G. W. Pepoon. C. A. Sohwu
ger, H. II. von Seggorn, James Stephen,
Jr. I. M. Stoltz, II. A. Straub, Frank Uelil
ing, Gustavo Weller. Thosk who have
registered for tho threo term courso aro:
Karl II. Giles, Frank A. OiiHtafHon and
Charlie W. Mnllck.
PROF. HODOMAN ENTERTAINS.
Last Saturday evening an nt homo was
given by Professor Ilndgmun nnd wlfo
to tho collego settlement workers. The
guests wero received by Professor and
Mrs. Hodgman. After thoy wero assem
bled, Professor Adams gave a talk on
colloeo sottlemonts In England. Miss
Tromain guviu an Interesting account of
what sho saw of this work while abroad;
and Miss Whiting rovelwed tho work dono
by tho colleges in tills country. Sugges
tions wero then mado by many of those
piesont ns to what thoy thought tho
chief needs of tho sottloment hero.
Many helpful Idens woro brought out.
Dainty refreshments woro served nnd a
pleusant social hour was passed. All loft
filled with moro onthuslnsm for tho work
which thoy liavo begun.
FOR THE CELEBRATION.
Tho monthly meeting of tho Socloty of
eloctrlcal ongtneers took place on last Sat
urday ovonlng. A talk from an alumnus
was expected, but unfortunately ho did
not arrive In time. Matters rolatlng to
tho orhlblt to tako place on Monday oven
Ing, thQ day before tho Charter day cel
obratlon, were discussed. Tho society had
Its ploture takon for tho Sombrero
IT'S BRIGHT FOR BASEBALL
Old Players Wlil Get Out on tho
Field This Year.
WILL HAVE A STRONG TEAM
The outlook for Baseball Is Flattering
In the Extreme Coach Hoblnson
lias Accepted tho Offer ot
the Athletic Hoard.
Without a doubt, the prospocts for a
winning baseball team this year aro
brighter than over before. For tho first
time In years, tho team Is to havo a
coach. Mr. Hoblnson, who ho success
fully coached tho football team this fall,
was offered tho position and has accepted
It. This fact alono will assure thoso who
aro familiar with Mr. Robinson's base
ball record, that tho university will havo
a team that can play good ball.
Among tho candidates for positions on
tho team ,hls spring will bo many ot
thoso who pmyed last year. Eugeno Paco
has been elected manager. Ho has ar
rangd a schedule which lias been submit
ted to tho athletic board, but nothing def
inite has been done In the matter. Funds
must bo raised and guarantees given be
fore tho games can bo nrranged. Mr.
Paco held tho iwsltlon of short stop last
year, and will probably be found again
In tho samo place.
Gordon, who played In tho box part of
last season, will stay with tho team this
Klndlcr, last year's first baseman will
continue his good work this season.
Among the other players on tho last
year's team whose -work in that line Is
so well known, are Packard, Benedict,
who played second base, Reedcr who
played in tho field with Ryons.
Porter who practiced with tho team last
year, and who this year will be assistant
manager, will play this season.
Kenflgyr'who .wasC;tchor on the Crete
team is a candldato for tho samo position
Crclgh will be a candldato for short.
Last season ho played short stop on the
Omaha unlvorslty club team.
Indoor training will commence about
the first of February, and will contlnuo
until the weather Is suitable for outdoor
practice. Somo talk has been heard in
favor of obtaining the old Red Ribbon
hall on T street for training quarters, but
nothing definite has been done In the mat
ter. Tho support that tho team has received
In past years has not been Just what It
should be, but with such prospects
that tho team has this season, there Is
no reason why they should not havo the
hearty support and co-operation of tho
students and faculty.
PROM COMMITTEE SELECTED.
Tho Junior class met Wednesday and se
lected tho committee to superintend tho
arrangements for the Junior promenade.
Friday, February 12, was tho dato sot for
holding the ovent, but tho placo has not
been decided upon yet, owing to tho fact
'lint both tho stato capital and Lincoln
hotels parlors, aro too crowded on ac
count of tho legislators.
After somo preliminary discussion as to
the right of the president of tho class to
appoint the committee, It was decided to
elect them by vote of tho mombcrs of the
class. Tho election resulted as follows;
E. A. Wlggenhorn, chairman; Edith
Schwartz, Cora Cropsey, Ellen Gere. Jes
sln Lansing, Edna Cnrscadden, C. W.
Wcoks, Chas. True, Monto Uolnnp, E. R.
Morrison, E. R. Davenport.
A commlttco consisting of George Bur-
get, A. A. iGllman and S. W. Plnkorton
wns appointed to draw up resolutions of
roe.t ovor tho death of Will Bridge. The
committee drow up tho following resulu
dons, Whereas It has pleased tho Almighty
God in his divine providence to remove
from us our esteemed classmato and friend
Will G. Brldgo; and
Whoroas Wo tho membors of tho class
of '98 reallzo tho loss of a follow student
of admlrablo traits of character, be It
Resolved That tho class of '98 extend
its heartfolt sympathies to the paronts
and friends of our classmates , and bo It
Rosolved That a copy of theso reso
lutions bo sent to tho parents ot tho de
ceased, that copies be sent to tho collego
papers for publication and a copy bo
spread upon our class record.
Professor Card gavo an Illustrated lect
foro tho stato horticultural society Tues
day night In tho chomlcU lecture room.
His subject was "Landscape Gardening,"
Tho examination schedule has been pro
pared by tho registrar, it Is by fur tho
clearest and least liable to conflicts, of
any schedule that has been prepared, It
Is subject to change, If conflicts uro re
On Monday January 2r, from 8 to 10, all
classes and divisions reciting at 8 o'clock
oxcopt two hour classes reciting on Tues
day and Thursday.
From 10:20 to 12:20, all classes and divi
sions reciting at 9 o'clock, except two or
three hour classes reciting on Tuesday
or Thursday, or Tuesday and Thursday
and Saturday, For English C, sco Friday's
From 2 to 4, all two hour or thrco hour
classes reciting nt 9 o'clock on Tuosday
and Thursday, or Tuesday, Thursday and
From 4:10 to 0, all two hour classes re
citing at 8 o'clock on Tuesday and Thurs
On Tuesday, January 20, from 8 to 10,
all clasics and divisions reciting at J 0:20,
except two hour classes, and thrno hour
classes ro-iting Tuosday and Thur.ulay or
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Ex
cept also English 5.
From 10:20 to 12:20, all classes and divi
sions reciting at 11:20, except two hour
classes, and threo hour classes reciting
Tuesday und Thursday, or Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday, also English 5.
From 2 to 1, all two hour classes and
threo hour classes reciting at 10:20 on
Tuesday and Thursday, or Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
From 4:10 to C, at) two hour classes and
three hour classes reciting at 11:20 on
Tuesday and Thursday or Tuesday Thurs
day and Saturday.
On Wednesday January 27, from 8 to
10, all classes and divisions reciting at 2
o'clock, except two hour classes, and threo
hour classes reciting Tuosday and Thurs
day, and Tuesday, Thursday and Satur
day. From 10:20 to 12:20, all classes and div
isions reciting at 4 o'clock, except two
hour classes, and thrco hour classes re
citing Tuesday and Thursday, and Tues
day, Thursday nnd Saturday.
From 2 to I, all classes and divisions
reciting at 12 o'clock, except two hour
classes, and threo hour classes reciting
Tuesday and Thursday, and Tuesday,
Thursday upi Saturday
From 4:10 to C, all two hour classes and
three hour classes reciting at 12 o'clock,
Tuesday and Thursday, and Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
On Thursday January 2S, from 8 to 10,
alt classes and divisions reciting at 3
o'clock, except two hour classes or thrco
hour classes reciting on Tuesday and
Thursday, and Tuesday, Thursday and
From 10:i0 to 12:20, all two hour classes
and three hour clashes, reciting at 3
o'clock on Tuesday and Thursday and on
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
From 2 to I, all two hour classes and
three hour classes, reciting at 2 o'clock
on TuuHdii) and Thursday, and on Tues
day, Thursday and Saturday.
From 1:10 to li, all two hour classes and
three hour classes, reciting at 4 o'clock
on Tuesday and Thursday, and on Tues
day. Thursday and Saturday.
On Friday January 29, all classes and
divisions reciting at fi o'clock, oxcopt two
hour classes and threo hour classes ro
cking on Tuesday and Thursday and on
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
From 10:20 to 12:20, all two hour classes
and threo hour classes reciting nt 5
o'clock on Tuosday and Thursday, and
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
From 2 to 4, both divisions of English
5, ono reciting Tuesday and Thursday,
at 9 o'clock, tho other Saturday morning
from 10 to 12 (In room no. 27.)
From 4:10 to 6, any class which cannot
ho examined as scheduled above.
Tho Juniors met Monday to pass reso
lutions of sympathy for Mr. Kemp ono of
their number whoso mother died Thurs
day. Messrs. Toby, Brown, Wilson, Ladd,
and Abbott rodo tho goat of tho Phi Dotla
Phi fraternity, In tho new quarters In tho
Halter block last Wednesday ovonlng.
Tho seniors elected Hlldreth, Kllllan,
Coleman, Warner, Green, Carr and Man
vlllo as the board of editors and Flaherty
business manager of the law annual, at
a meotlng hold Monday ovenlng.
ECONOMISTS HOT THEORISTS
Thoy Deal With tho Practical Ques
tions of tho Day.
THE MEETING AT BALTIMORE
Professor Taylor Who Attended tho Moot
ing of the American Political Econ
omy Association Tolls tho
Pol. Ecou. Club about It.
Thero is an idea held by many pcoplo
that tho professors of economics In tho
American colleges aro n lot of theorists
who aro, perhaps usoful in giving stu
dents training In mental gymnastics, but
aro otherwise usoless. Anyone possessed
of this Idea should have heard Professor
Taylor repeat to tho members of tho Pol
itical economy club, tho proceedings of tho
meeting of the American Economical as
sociation, Tuesday evening.
Tho meeting was held in Baltimore, Do
cembor, 28, and tho two days following.
Tho association la composed chiefly ot
professors of economies' In the leading
colleges of America. Tho plan of tho re
cent meeting was to exclude all theory,
and havo these specialists dovoto their
tlmo to tho practical questions of tho day.
Tho president, Henry Adams, of tho
university of Michigan, In tho opening ad
dress, discussed at length the relation of
laborers to the corporations. Ho showed
that whllo there was a centralization of
ownership of property, there has been a
diffusion of tho income from tho property,
and what laborers contend for Is not tho
Income from the property, but for a sharo
In tho title. Ho brought out that they
had a Bharo in tho property by having a
claim to their situations; thoy should not
bo discharged oxcopt for cause. In this
respect tho law Is not at present up with
tho oconomlo conditions. Tho unwilling
ness of laborers to assume responsibility
was given as a reason for their contin
ued exclusion from property rights.
Tho agricultural question was also dis
cussed. Tho tendency for a concentration
of ownership In farms was brought out.
It was held that this -was not altogether
an unmixed ovll. The farmer has to con
tend with tho specialist In every other
line, and under the present system It is
Impossible for tho farmer to bo a spec
ialist, sinco ho must be capitalist, under
taker, laborer, and everything. Under a
system ot larger farms, specialization
would bo possible. Tho necessity of diver
sification In crops was emphasized.
The money question, credit Instruments,
nnd criminal statistics wero treated In pa
pors and discussed.
The present direction of Investment was
a very practical subject treated. A depos
it In a savings bank was distinguished
from an Investment. Tho depositor does
not assume the risk, and so cannot expect
the largo return. Tho government owes
a duty to Investors. It should Inspect
banks, loans and building associations,
otc. Ponaltlos should bo enlforced making
corporations and Individuals, responsible
for representations made, When soliciting
Investors; accounts should bo mado pub
lic. Other duties of tho government wero
Economists will havo wider Influence
and usefulness If thoy follow this lino of
dealing with practical questions.
ANOTHER ONE GONE.
Knowledge of tho death of Miss Grace
Lomlng, which occurred January 8, at
Alto Loma, Texas, reached Lincoln Sat
urday morning. Although Miss Lcmlng's
Immediate friends wero In a measure pro
pared for the sorrowful tidings, to her
goneral acquaintances there could not
have been a greator shock.
About tho first of November sho wont
with her brother to Texas, and evoryono
hoped that tho chango would prove bene
ficial and that tho threatening disease of
consumption would be avoided. For a
tlmo sho seemed to Improve, hut a severe
cold hastonod tho end which camo two
weeks after her mother roached her.
Miss Lomlng was a member of tho
freshman class of the university. Sho
was Initiated Into Kappa Kappa Gamma
fratrnlty in Juno of 1890, Just before com
mencement. Her death Is tho third break
In tho chapter circle since Its organiza
tion In tho university.
No higher tributo can bo paid her than
tho many assertions of her loving, slmplo,
unselfish charaator. Its truo nobility lay
In tho vory fact ot Us unconsciousness.
Wednesday was tho ninth anniversary
of the establishing of the collogo of law.
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