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Vol. V. No. 22
WE GET OUR NEW BUILDING
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA LINCOLN, MARCH. ,2. ,8q7.
Price 5 Cents.
The Legislature Grants $30,000 for
SCHOOL OF MECHANIC ARTS
That la the Purpose for Which tho Now
Nutldlng Will lie Erected-To Uo
Used for a Recitation Hall
-The Appropriation Hill.
Prospects ore exceedingly bright for nn
appropriation sulTlctcnt to meet tho needs
of the university. If tho senate does ns
Kfcll ns the lower houso In supplying our
vani. there will bo general satisfaction.
The general appropriation, $333,500, naked
by tl- regents for current espouses has
been recommended by tho commlttco on
finance In tho house. Only two Items of
this W were olinnrcod. One was tho ap
propriation for tho protection of the stato
aplnt the Injuries of chinch bugs, and
oth. insects. The other Item was the
fanners Institute appropriation, which
Tras cut from $2,500 to $1,509. Tho houso
In a committee of the whole Thursday ap
proved these recommendations. It now
remain only to formally adopt the re
port of the commlttco to carry this meas
ure through tho lower house.
It l known that tho senate Is friendly to
the university, and It Is not probable thnt
It will make any material changes in tho
action of the house. Governor Holcomb
has already put himself on record In his
message as recommending every thing re
quested by the board of regents. It seems
therefore tolerably well established that
the university will be able to hold on Its
tray doing tho good work which It has
done n the past.
The bill to appropriate $30,000 for a wing
of a building on the campus was also rec
ommended to pass, by the house In a com
mittee of the whole. This building will bo
osed for the school of mechanic arts and
also to relieve tho crowded class and lec
ture rooms of the other departments. Be
sides enabling us to contlnuo tho school
of mechanic arts. It will also allow tho
opening of the unopened half of this de
partment, having to do with metal -work.
It wins very probable that this bill will
pass wi.n little opposition and therefore
tb unu.rslty will not be obliged to turn
Tay students for the next biennlum.
from want of room.
Every one Is deeply regretting that the
bouse by a majority of only one vote de
feated the bill appropriating $30,000 for
erecting on the state farm a building for
the dairy and agriculture school. Some
of tii feii.tlemen who voted against this
bill hav. since said that they feared they
had made a mistake as this would have
n if practical benefit to the farmers
of the state. It seems that the bill was
defeated pimply because the legislators
felt that the stato was too poor to do
Jus nnw what ought to be done.
It it very gratifying to notice that no
feeling of hostility to the university ap
peared in the discussion yesterday after
won. All mrtles in the legislature seemed
warmly attached to the university, and
this fa -t alone augurs good things for tho
fntur. Despite the defeat of the bill pro
Tiding for a new building on tho farm,
the crurieellor says that this school seems
o to meet the demand of the students
M in it, and demand Is Increasing for
the Wj throught the state, that It will
not U allowed to die. It Is hoped to
oalntam it although It can not develop as
It ought and It will probably be harbored
tenporarlly In some building on the cam
Ws, or in an extemporized building on
The appropriation which the legisla
te will ve to the university amount-
'" almost 1309,000. Is exclusive of the
fundi nMch come from the Unltdc States
ttvernment. which have also been appro
priated. While regretting that the legislature did
t see fit to grant quite all that the re
sents asked for, nevertheless the unlver
ltr is very thankful for the way In which
It hag been treated.
cocoons. Klulergnrtcn work la continued
ns heretofore nnd attention la given to
tho pructlcb of Delsnrto movements. There
hns been nn ovorngo weekly nttendnnco
this month of over twenty-llvo pupils.
Tho regular monthly social glvon on
l'ohrtmry 9. watt largely attended and
Until Interrupted by tho quarantine tho
night school hns been Improving In attend
ance, so that additional equipment hns
been necessary. A largo number of Ger
mnn story books have been presented by
tho editor of tho Frio Presse. A class of
older students for tho study of English
has been formed under tho Instruction of
Uraoo MncMlllan, also a class In drawing
under Miss Parker. Another teacher Is
needed for tho younger students In tho
Ourmnn class. The young ladles In Ger
mnn under Miss Schwartz and Mr. Gut
lelben Is meeting with deserved success.
A large number of periodicals have been
kindly furnished by tho editor cf tho
State Journal nnd also by Miss Donnls of
the city library. Through secretary Lud
den, twenty-live singing books have also
been secured. Work In the music depart
ment has progressed favorably so that
many of the members of the class arc
able to furnish somo of tho music for tho
socials nnd entertainments. In this de
partment thcro Is still need of a young
man to tako charge of the work on alter
nate Saturday nights. .
The visiting committee has aided the
employment bureau In the distribution of
want blanks so that almost every homo
has been reached. Any special cases wnlch
have been brought to the notice of tho
committee have also been looked after.
All who were out of employment have
been requested to till out tho "want" blank
which thow have received and on which
they aro to state their exact needs.
The reading room hns been well pat
ronised, and the average dally attendance
shows an Increase.
ROPER GETS! FIRST PLACE
Wins the Fifty Dollar Prize and will
Represent the Uni.
J- . DENNISON WINS SECOND
Tho Ninth Annual Conle.nl of the Local
Oratorical Association 1st very Spir
ited Marklwjr of tin, ipenk
cm The. Progra.u.
Y. M. C. A.
Tho association had Its annual business
meeting Saturday evening, at which tlmo
reports were submitted from the chair
men of the various committees. Tho at
tendance was disappointing, not being as
large as It should have been. The reports
showed that the association Is In a pros
perous condition and that tho work Is
moving along as well as could be expected.
At tho first of tho year Bible classes
were organized In nearly all tho city
churches for university students and have
been carried on under the direction of the
association. In some of these classes, par
ticularly In that of Dr. Sherman's, tho at
tendance has been very large and tho re
sults gratifying. Through tho efforts of
the Bible study committee, several clec
tlves bearing upon Christian work have
been put In the university curriculum.
The treasurer reported that nearly all
the bills of the association had been paid,
and that there was a balance of $6.15 In
tho treasury. Considering the hard times,
the association has done very well In a
financial way during the year, as some
of last year's Indebtedness has been
made up aside from meeting the expenses
of the present year.
During the year four missionary meet
ings have been held and special addresses
have been given by several missionaries.
The volunteer band has held meetings reg
ularly every week and members of the
band have conducted meetings in the
principal city churches.
Flflty-elght new members have been re
ceived Into the association since the open
ing of the collegiate year, making the
membership at present about two hun
dred, and new members are beftg re
ceived nearly every Sunday.
The mission work carried on In the
school house at Ninth and '. streets has
given very gratifying results. Some troub
le has been had In maintaining order and
the use of the school house has been un
certain, but these have been about all
the drawbacks to the work. Sunday
school Is held every Sunday afternoon and
mission services every Sunday evening,
the services being conducted exclusively
by university students.
The report of the nominating commit
tee was submitted and accepted. Tho of
ficers for the following year will be: It. W.
Thatcher, president; II. S. Evans, vice
president; P. II. Thompson, secretary;
Charles Allen, corresponding secretary;
W. J. Hunting, treasurer.
BEPOKT OF COLLEGE SETTLEMENT.
The committee has submitted a volum-
.. refrt this month which goes In
; u tne details of the work. The resig
nation of F. A. Korsmeyer has been ac
tn n and r, Urown haa been elected
i? oil the vacancy. Acting chairman. W.
tlmore Is appointed chairman of tho
"siting committee, and B. R. Gordon
J appointed chairman on the committee
upplles and furnishings. B. F. Tur
"f W appointed to chairmanship of cm
rfmtal bureau, vice E. D. Bangbardt,
'"iffned, who is still retained on the com
dM t0 wn,ch Miss Farrand Is also ad-
.Attentlon Is wow being paid to readings
"nag on nature, especially tho study of
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.
The Nebraska section of the American
chemical society will held its next regu
lar meeting In the chemical laboratory on
Friday evening, March 19, at 8 p. m.
Papers will bo read as follows: Mr. R.
S. Illltner will present the results of an
Investigation upon tho composition of
American ciders; Mr. Benton Dales will
describe somo recent work done by him
upon the elect roscoptlc determination of
cadmium, and Dr. Senter who has re
cently returned from Germany, will tell
of what ho saw there of chemistry as ap
plied to various industries.
These meetings aro free to all, and
while the matter reported l primarily of
especial interest to chemists, the section
has always aimed to have presented sub
jects of general Interest.
Candidates for positions on the baseball
team are doing some preliminary training
In the gymnasium, and outdoor practice
will begin at the earliest opportunity.
There are five or six candidates for the
box, and as many more are trying for the
the place behind the bat. There will prob
ably bo about twenty-five men out for
practlc as soon as the weather Is favor
able. Manager Pace has closed a date
for two games with the university of Kan
sas, at Lincoln, May 29. He Is now try
ing to Induce Northwestern, Wisconsin,
and Iowa to come here.
Mr. L. V. Patch has been absent from
the university last week on account of tho
death of his grandmother.
The ninth annual 'contest of tho Orntot
leal association wnsjheld last Friday even
ing In tho chapel. A large audience was
present. Tho various orators were sup
ported by largo delegations from tho or
ganization to which they chanced to be
long. Great expectancy was manifest
from tho start nnd tho Interest Increased
until tho decision of the Judges was an
nounced. Mr. R. CJ Roper of the Pallad
lan society was awarded first place nnd
the prUo of fifty dollars. Tho second
place and a prize bt twenty-five dollars
was given to J. D. Dcnnlson of the Dellan
society nnd law school. Tho Ideal man
dolin club of the city furnished the music
for the opening anil closing numbers on
the program, nnd Miss Rarnnby favored
tho audlonce with pleasing vocal solos.
At S:30, President R. H. Graham stated
the object of the contest In a few choice
words and announced Mr. Roper and his
subject. "Tho Author Hero of the Revol
ution." Mr. Roper made a good Impres
sion at the start by the cool and frank
manner In which ho expressed himself.
As he proceeded the hearer forgot the
personality of the speaker nnd was Inter
ested chiefly In the subject the author
hero, who proved to bo the much ma
ligned Tom Payne. Ho traced the part
played by him In behalf of liberty, both
In this country wbcre his pamphlets.
"Common Sense" aad the "Crisis" stirred
the people to rebel and to maintain their
war; and In France where hi.- ' Rights of
Man" found unprecedented sale. The one
thing which has kept his name from be
ing enrolled among the nation's greatest
men. was the publication of his "Age of
Reason." The oration was convincing,
and at times thrilling In Its Intensity, yet
always calm and deliberative. Ills sup
porters were feeling quite satisfied when
he finished and the rest of the speakers
were put on their mettle.
Miss Smoyer eulogized Martin Luther,
taking as her subject the famous declar
ation which he uttered at Worms when
ordered to retract his statements, "Hler
Steh Ich." In graphic manner she
sketched his life, nnd with a few bold
strokes made plain the Issues between him
and the church, thus bringing before her
audience the supreme Importance of his
declaration and the sublime courage man
ifested by him. Miss Smoyer's delivery
was natural and characteristic and at
times very intense. Her sentences were
clear, pointed and forcible.
"The Practical Truth of Theosophy"
was the theme of Mr. Deal's effort. He
spoke very rapidly, and In a clear voice,
though It was keyed too high. The Ideas
which he deemed to be fundamental In
the belief of the theosophlsts were
brought out In well chosen words and apt
Miss Barnaby then varied the program
with a delightful vocal solo after which
Mr. C. O. Brown portrayed the public ser
vices of John Adams. He began in a de
cidedly deliberate tone and warmed up to
his plea at the end, and the Dellan crowd
congratulated themselves on the outcome.
The Unions were represented by G. E.
Hager who brought out the need of munic
ipal reform and the plan which seemed
most feasible for Its accomplishment
Ills deliver' was excellent and his sup
porters were hopeful.
Not at all dismayed, Mr. J, D. Den
nlson entered the arena and In a masterly
manner handled a most difficult theme.
He Introduced many beautiful similes and
carried his audience with him through a
number of climaxes. The only general
criticism which was expressed was that
ho had made use of too much oratory;
and the audience felt that tho decision
would give first place either to him or to
tho first speaker.
On the general averages Mr. Dennlson
was five points ahead. But the constitu
tion prescribes for consulting first the
sum totals and Mr. Roper won by tho
narrow margin of one-third of one per
cent. Mr. Roper will represent the univer
sity In tho stato contest which will be
held In Lincoln March 26, and Mr. Den
nlson will be chairman of tho university
delegation In the annual meeting of the
Inter-collegiate oratorical association.
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THE GLEE CLUR TOUR.
After months of practice under the ablo
vtlrcctlon of Professor Wlllnrd Kimball,
tho glee club Is In excellent condition to
start on Its concert tour over tho state.
Tuesday afternoon, tho boys will leave
for Falrbury where thow will give a con
cert In tho evening, reluming to Lincoln
the same night. Thursday afternoon they
will start out on a week's trip, singing In
York Thursday evening. Friday night
they will give a concert In Ravenna, Sat
urday night they will sing In Grand Is
land, nnd remain there over Sunday. Thoy
nre billed to sing In Columbus, Monday
evening. In West Point Tuesday evening,
and In Fremont Wednesday evening, lle
foro returning to Lincoln they will proba
bly sing either in Wahoo or David City.
They will return to the city Friday morn
ing, nnd then go out to Seword to till an
engagement the same evening.
Many of the western cities Including
North Plntto. Holdrego and Beatrice nre
very desirous of a visit from this club.
and It Is probable that another trip will
be arranged to Include these places.
Director Kimball thinks that tho club
should certainly give a concert In Omaha
before closing the season. It may bo thnt
the Omaha club can make necessary ar
rangements. There Is some talk of mak
ing nn engagement at the Beatrice Chau
tauqua, which opens Immediately after
commencement, but nothing definite hns
been decided upon in regav-d to It.
April 2. Is the date set for the Lincoln
concert, and If the Lansing theatre Is not
lllled from heaven to pit on that night the
glee club will not be properly appreciated.
The club will be assisted by the philhar
monic orchestra In their engagement In
The repertoire of the club Is exception
ally line nnd includes a medley composed
by R. II. Manly which deserves special
The members of the club are; first tenor;
Davis, Burks, Evans and Ireland; second
tenor; Whedon Lansing, Whaley and Ken
agy; first bass, Sumner, Porter, Reedy
and Prescott; second bass, Norton, Gil
lespie, Lchnhoft and Mueller.
PLANS FOR SUMMER SCHOOL
Outlines of the Courses Offered Our
BE THE SAME AS LAST YEAE
Tho Head of Departments Will llavo
Chnrgo of All Studies Whoro It Is
Possible Arrangements thnt
Have Been Made.
SENIOR GIRLS ENTERTAINED.
Last Saturday the senior girls spent the
afternoon at the home of the Misses
Spurck. The very novelty of being to
gether gave a certain charm to the oc
casion while It afforded a long needed op
portunity for the girls of the class to be
come acquainted. The means for enter
tainment suggested by thirty brains
proved too many to be carried out In one
Very properly the girls began by "do
ing" fancy work but after Miss Camp had
proved her etllclency In threading need
les In a competitive drill and Miss Rick
etts had been consoled with the booby
prize, a reaction from the unusual silence
necessitated by such scientific labors
came in the shape of dancing. This ended
In the Senior Girls' grand march to the
dining room where all were seated at two
long tables bountifully spread. Here wit
and humor revelled for an hour or more
when a hasty adjournment was made
to another room In order that the re
mark of one member might be duly dealt
with, the member was tossed.
Quiet being restored, the gallantry of
the senior boys was deliberated upon, each
member taking part In the general discus
sion. When at last the hour came for ad
journment the motor man on the return
car was bribed with a piece of cake, to
uncomplainingly hear any yells the mom
ent suggested. A number of Industrious
students at the library were startled by a
short but Impressive visit of tho party
after which the senior girls went to their
homes. The following were present;
Misses Clarke. Rhodes. Rlcketta, Phil
brick, Pfelffer. Wort, Bassett, Schnellcr,
Jackson, Bedford, Camp, Mansfielde,
Franklsh, Byam, Duncombe, Griggs, Pills
bury, Hall Helza, Graham, Bullock. O'Sul
llvan, HullttorU, Broady, Sargent, Thom
son, Guile, Walker, and Anne and Jessie
COMPANY D HOP.
At a meeting of the members of Com
pany D, held on last Friday afternoon, It
was decided to glvo a company hop. A
committee on arrangements was appoint
ed consisting of Lieut. LInquest, First
Sergeant White. Corporals Brown and
Bartlett. The hop will be given on Fri
day evening March 2C, and will be held
In Lansing hall. It Is proposed to make
this nn annual event and no pains will be
spared to make It a complete success.
LECTURE TO TEACHERS.
I propose to give a course of four lec
tures on teaching botany In the high
schools, time Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock
In room IS of Nebraska hall. Tho drat
lecture will be given March 23.
'CHARLES E. BESSEY.
Commencing next Saturday, a hare and
hound chaso will bo run weekly. the re
maining part of tho semester. Dr. E. H.
Barbour offers an Inscribed tablet to tho
winner of the grand chase. This will bo
hung In the armory alongside the other
tablets commoratlng football and other
Tho faculty hns decided to hold tho
Summer School again this summer for
tho tonchcra of tho stnto. At tho faculty
meeting on Mondny tho special commit
too having this work In hand recommend
ed that the summer school this yenr bo
conducted along essentially the same lines
ns last year. The report was unanimous
ly adopted. Since so many teachers wish
to attend tho meotlngs of tho National
educational association In Milwaukee
early In July, tho school will open on tho
7th of Juno nnd closo on tho 3rd of July.
Tho general feeling of tho faculty Is that
this term must eventually bo lengthened,
but nt this tlmo when teachers aro to bo
encouranged to attend the meetings of
the N. E. A., It would bo Inexpedient to
Carrying out tho plan of alternating
somo of tho studies, courses will bo of
fered this summer as follows: Latin, al
gebra, geomtery, trigonometry, American
history, European history, chemistry, zo
ology, English, English literature, peda
gogy, and child study. These courses aro
offered without condition, excepting In
chemistry, where there must be at least
five students who will give their wholo
time to the subject. As far as possible
all work will be In the hands of the heads
or departments, so that those who at
tend will secure the aid of the most ma
ture minds in the university. Where It Is
Impossible for the head of the department
to have charge of the work, persons of
known ability as Instructors will be given
known ability as Instructors will bo
selected. Special attention will be given
In order to mnko the work of still great
er value to tho teachers of tho state. A
detailed announcement of each branch to
be offered cannot be made at this time.
Among the general announcements aro
Registration will open June 7, and close
June 14. It Is very desirable that everv
one should be present punctually at tho
The registration fee Is one dollar. Thoso
working In laboratories will pay a small
fee for additional materials used.
Board and lodging may be found near
the university at moderate prices, rang
ing from J2.W per week to U00 or more.
A list of boarding places stating accom
modations and prices will be found In tho
Books and stationer) may be obtained
from the Students' Co-operative book
store on the ground floor of university
Attention Is called to the university ex
ercises of June 7. to 10 Inclusive, to which
members of the summer school may ob
tain admittance. These will not only bo
full of Interest, but suggestive and In
structive as well.
Further details may be obtained by ad
dressing the director of the university
summer school, or the chancellor of tho
university of Nebraska. The detailed an
nouncement of the summer school work
will be ready within a short time.
Students of the university of Pennsyl
vania are contemplating the establishment
or an undergraduate comic magazine.
A movement Is on foot In Minnesota uni
versity to honor debating teams who de
feat ther colleges, by printing their de
bates in pamphlet form at the cxpnse of
At Oxford, half tho police force Is under
the control of tho town and half under tho
control of the university. Troubles of any
kind In Which the SMlllenta nra nr,r.o.,,l
no matter how grave, are solely under
...u lubunauto oi me university, which
lamina iiu iiuerierence.
The Yale-Harvard football game wilt bo
Played November 13. at New Haven, and
the l ale-Princeton game November 20, at
Princeton. It Is likely therefore that that
Pennsylvania and Harvard will play on
tho latter date at Cambridge, and still
more likely that Harvard and Princeton
will not meet next year.
Dr. Clarke will soon begin his course
on first aid to the Injured. Diplomas aro
granted to those who tako this course, en
titling tho holder to aid his fellow man
when ho sees him down. It Is expected
that a largo class will bo formed.
John Cameron went to Omaha Monday
night with the legislature to witness tho
Initiatory rites of the Ak-Sar-Bens. His
head had regained It natural size.
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