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Vol., V. No.. 23
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
LINCOLN, MARCH. 19 18Q7.
Price 5 Cents.
Contest Noxt Friday to chooso No
PERSONNEL OF THE 8PEAKER8
XrO N'W Oolli'iron iluve Ulci'ii Adnilt
v ted 10 tlio Association, fcnd Will
Help Muko tlio Content Moru
Spirited than Lust year.
On Krlday evening, March 20, thu stato
oraiorl' ul contest will bo hold In thu uni
The association Iuih ndmlttud two now
ichool to memborohlp, and tho contest
will bo of more Interest with four con
testants thlH year than It was last your,
with only two. Thin year tho univer
sity Iuih thu contest at homo nhd will not
be lacking for support to our oratbr aa
was tlio etiBO last year, Wesleyan would
llko to bo represented, but on account of
lack of tlmo, wua not nblo to hold n con
test und chooso un orator. It la thought
they will coino back Into tho association
next oar Whllo tho atato ussoolntlon
Is pcrh.ips not In as Kood condition llnnn
daily at It haa been In yeara paat, the
orators arc none the lews anxious to do
their ery best.
Seerotnry Taylor Iuih kept In correspon
dence with tho university of Omalin,
Grand Island and Doano college, and re
ports tho following contestants.
It. (' ltoper Tho Author Hero of tho
F. W. riirlstenson, Doano collcgu Glnd
itone unit Humanity.
0, It Lunn, University of Omaha Tho
Aspiration of National Life.
Miss Graco Abbott, Grand Island Will
tho Republic Knduro?
Wo all know what Mr. Roper can do
Ho has proved himself In tho two con
tests he has participated in, that of Pal
ladlan society, and tho local contest. His
cool, deliberate manner Is sure to bo a
strong point. Ho will use tho samo ora
tion in the stato contest that ho used In
tho local contest, which gave him two
first plait marks on manuscript. His do
lltery has been Improved, and ho is pro
pared to do all that Is expected of him.
Mr ClirUtenson of Dotine has tin excel
lent iilJ'' t which Is broad and Interest
ing Du.iiii' was ftb'o to secure tlrst place
laM year, and ha? an Idea she can do It
Mr o It I.unn of tho university of
Omalm whllo n young man, Is by no
means an tiexporloncod orator. His ap
pearand on thr stage Is pleasing and
mv V'i university students will fell
partlculuiiy friendly townrd him, and If
it Is posiiii to judge him by his brother
who Is n strong student In this university,
c can c t considerable from him.
Grand Island college, a Baptist college,
whllo small will be represented by tho
only lady contestant. The fact that
Grand Kind Is represented by a lady does
not IcstPii Us chance In the least. Tho
orator from Wisconsin state university
last year was a lady. Miss Abbott will
undouhti lly represent her school In a
way thu will do Justice to herself and
The Judges are, Attorney-General Smith
Judge t ltjy, and Judge Coughan of Oma
ha Ti kets may be secured from tho
slate bun rs, or at the Co-Op. Seats will
bo resi rvi d.
K R N. E. A. PROGRAM.
Tho program arranged for the S. E. N.
E. A to he held nt Beatrice April 1, 2, and
5. emliriicps many of our un'verslty peo
ple Mis May Whiting- Is down for a dls
cuss.on on the topic, "The Study of Eng
Ml." .ctor McLucas, now of Falrbury,
will discuss the topic, "Tho Value of De
bte n High Schools." J. W, Searson
"II speak on his topis, "T-S-S-M." Dr.
p M. Fling will gco a lecture In the opera
"ouso in the evening, on "Mlrabeau, tlio
Mi and the Opportunity."
The Palladlans held their election for
me spring term last Tuesday. The fol
ding olllcers wore elected: president He
lena Redford; vlce-pres'.dent, Ida Helsoj
fMordlng secretary, Manda Sundean; as
i'tant recording secretary. Frank Mlllor;
Mrrespondlng secretary , Olive Thayer;
Usurer, R. S. Hunt; critic, E. B. Perry;
music secretary, H. O. Sutton; sergeant-at
lrns, r, p. pipe,.. Following tho election
he boy8 held a meeting to discuss plans
for a special program to be given soon.
D"- Clark spoko at tho Havolock Con
resatloniil church last Sunday to men.
MR. ARNOLD'S LE(T RES
Mr. 11. J, Arnold of Chicago, began Inst
Monday morning n series of ton iooturcs
before the eng.noorlng students on tho
subject, "Man'igomenc of Contral Sta
Mr. Arnold In a promlnont consulting
engineer of Chicago and has had wldo ex
perience In tho elcotrlcal Held, , Wltonf a
boy hu spent hi summrHJruntilng' trac
tion engines for threshing and othor woAt,
nnil so acquired a tnsto for handling mu
ohlnory. Ills homo was at Ashland, and
ho attended this university for awhile, d'a
tlngulshlng himself by making a bicycle
nnd other machinery, Ho then wont to
llllladalo college M Chlgan. Whllo' there
ho Joined Delta Tau Dolta fratornlty. Af
ter graduating, ho engaged na goneral
agent for nn eastern onglno llrm, but lat
er tho Thompson-Houston Electrical com
pany engaged hm as engineer and man
ager for tho St. Louis office. Slnco then
his advance In the electrlcnl world has
been rapid. Among his ach'ovements In
tho engineering line, are the plnnts of tho
Intramural railway at tho World's fair,
thu City railway, .Llttlo Rock, Ark., tho
North Shoro and the Suburdan railway at
Chicago, and mnny others. He Is presi
dent of tho Arnold electric power stat.on
company, a member of various tcchn.cal
olubs, and ono of tho managers of the
American Institute of electrical engineers.
Tho lectures have been well attended,
a number of business mon of tho city and
stato lielng present at eaoh one. Two lec
tures wero given each day this fweek, at
11:20 n. m. and 8 p. m. The llrst three
wero taken up with a general survey of
modes of produc ng power and some dls
cusslon of tho advantages and disadvan
tages of each,
A few of tho more Important sources of
oncrgy being given moro attention, such
as thormo-olectrlclty and gas engines, the
subject of steam engines was finally
In tho fourth lecture, fuels wore dis
cussed, various coals, gas and oil being
considered. Furnaces, types of boilers,
smoke consumers and mechanical stokers
wore taken, up and discussed In order, tho
comparative advantages of water and lire
tubo bollors wero clearly brought out.
The lecture of Wednesday evening con
sidered water supply Including the puri
fying, heating and pumping of feed water
nnd prevention of scale.
Tho lantern slides wero made use of to
illustrate the latest types of apparatus.
Tho lectures of Thursday and Friday,
were upon (ho steam engine Itself and the
equipment of and care of electric stations.
Tho Electrical society Is to bo congratu
lated upon having secured so eminent a
man for this cause, ns much of tho re
sults of experience can lie obtained in this
way as In no other.
For some time past tho Pershing Rifles
have been at work preparing for an ex
hibition drill to be given In -tho armory,
tho oxact date for tho evenl hns not been
definitely decided, but It will probably
take plnce within three weeks. The com
pany has been divided up Into separate
squads, one of which will go through a
silent manual drill, another will drill In
the bayonet exercises and a third will ex
ecute the movements by bugle call. In ad
dition to this will occur a drill by tho
whole company and possibly an Individ
ual drill. Already the special squads have
got down to work und promise to make a
very enterprising exhibition. As tho ar
mory will doubtless not bo large enough
to contain all who will wish to attend, tho
admission will probably be by ticket.
The Inclement wonther Saturday night
prevented a very large audlonce at the
recital given in the chapel by the pupils
of Director Kimball of the school of mu
sic. The excellence of the program was
unusual, and greatly appreciated by those
present. Miss Mao Colson deserves a
word of praise for the manner In which
sho brought muslo from tho instrument.
Miss Annie Stuart did well with tho Mos-
kowskl Valse, and the Misses Shaw and
Cavo appeared to good advantage in some
classical pieces. The pleasing vocal
woik of Mrs. McMlchael nnd Miss Ray
mond gave a pleasing varloty to the pro
gram. Director Kimball should certainly
feel satisfied with the work of Ills pupils.
Tho senior lawa held another mooting
Monday evonlng, to discuss the advisa
bility of representation In tho Sombrero.
The matter was left in tho hands of a
committee consisting it D. J. Flaherty,
F. Gustln, and Ward Hlldroth.
A GIFT FROM FAR INDIA
Tho University In Receipt of
MAKES A V
Tho Mulritrnjnh ot Jeyporo Presents to
the University a Valuable Collec
tion of Plitlos 8howlng
"Portfolios from Maharajah, Jeyporo,
Raypootana India. 'Indian architectural
Designs. Noblo gift of a noble Iprlnoe, ani
mated by a dcalro to perpetuato tho fast
decaying ancient artistic greatness of his
A curious gift has Just found Its way to
tho state university library from tho land
mado famous by Rodyard Kipling, His
Highness tho Maharajah of Jeyporo who
visited tho United ,, States during tho
World's fair, returning "home, has with
most commendable z$ai Undertaken to pro-
servo tho beautiful and unlquo architec
tural designs to bo found on the ancient
buildings of India, a6d to open up u mlno
of now resources to the architects and
builders of other lands,
Accordingly the following mandate was
Issued by Ills Highness: "Bo It known un
to nil men that I, the Maharajah, Jeyporo
Raypootana, hereby bequeath to Colonel
Jacob, my youthful subject, all permis
sion requlslto to tho preservation of pub
lic institutions of learning throughout tho
world, copies In sets of tho "Jeyporo Port
folios of Architectural Details,' that by
thla means the noble architecture of the
Mogul dynasty of anplent India may dls
aomlnuto among now, nations a wholesomo
Influence, and hasten a rov.val of the
building greatness of by-gono generations.
And furthermore, bo It made known thnt
I tho Maharajah ofjJeyporo, will freely
contribute ilia., moneys! necessary to.ahc
carrying out of tho project aforesaid."
Hence, as a result of this royal mandate
tho university ha Just received a box,
lined w.th tin containing six portfolios, so
curoly packed In tin so that they have
mado their long Journey without scratch
The following Is a brief synopsis of the
preface to these wonderful drawings,
"Few men In India have the tlmo or op
portunity to make for themselves n col
lection of architectural studies, nor Is It
likely that tho opportunity will again oc
cur of erecting buildings so grand as those
we seo around us; noblo specimens, true,
but designed to meet tho requirements of
un age that has parsed. Still there 1b no
reason why tho details which everywhere
meet the eye, so full of vigor, so grace
ful and so true In outline and so rich In
design should not bo mado uso of In mod
ern bulld.ngs. These drawings have been
compiled from works near Delhi Agra and
parts of Raypootana. Other parts of In
dia have not been attempted.
The plates have been reproduced to a
scale with tho hope that they will bo found
useful not only as studies to students but
chlufly as working drawings for the ar
chitect and artisan. Many of the designs
can be executed In wood, In stono or In
metal as well as in wall decorations. Much
of the material from which theso drawings
have been made is rapidly decaying and in
a few yeara will bo uniecognlzable. It s
to rescue these designs from oblivion thai
the work has been undertaken."
It is some years since the Idea occurred
of making thla collection but aa the ex
pense "was so enormous no one hud been
able to carry on the Investigations sys
tematically until the 'Maharjah so gener
ously offered tho cost.
Tho drawings wero all made by boys,
natives of Joypore, trained especially for
Tho work Is carried on In various
places, but the main office was .located ut
Poona. This work shows great skill nnd
accuracy of detail, and the Maharajah has
spared no pains to secure that end. The
engraving was done in London.
Mark Twain has written tho following
comment for The Critic, concerning tho
Tho drawings are all made under Col
onel Jacobs superintendence by young na
tives: they are pupils In tho schools of art
and proteges of tho Maharajah, in the
case of the sculptured adornments of
tombs and mosques, a peculiar method
was adopted to secure accuracy. Sheets
of soft India paper were wotted and then
beaten Into the sculptures with a brush,
When dry, theso sheets retained the sculp
tured shapes llko an electrotype skin. The
Hhapes wero then traced with a soft pen
cil and tho pencil marks transferred to
flat paper by pressure. Then tho patterns
wero Inked and Bhudtd; there was nothing
further to do but reduce them by photo
graphy and reproduce thorn for tho book
by photolithography, Tho design In view
Is to plnco tho noblo nnd gracious 'archi
tecture of old India In hands capable of en
riching newer worlds with It nnd thus pre
serving It; for 't Is passing away; tlmu and
neglect nrp delivering It to destruction,
and there enn bo no resurreotlon for It
hotv, for tho circumstances whloh created
It nnd made It posslblu will have no re
blah In India,
It Is hoped that all who arc Interested
In architecture or In art will avail them
selves of the first opportunity of examin
ing theses beautiful des'gns.
Only six portfolios have boon completed
up to this time. The work is still being
cnrrled on and six moro nro In process of
preparation. These will bo sold ns n com
plement to tho sets nlready presented at
a price much bolow their real value.
P. B. D. C. vs. WESLEY AN.
About a hundred Jolly Pallmllnns and
their friends went out to University Placo
Inst Saturday evening to meot the Ever
ett literary society In the forensic arenn.
The question was: Resolved: That de
nominational colleges are doing more for
civilization than are aim lar state Institu
tions, While our boys wore "scrapping"
the wily Methodists over a chango which
they tried to run In, Bedlam wns smarted
John Jones wns sung with much feeling
and the disciples of Wesloy responded
with Jim Jones, and fifty stanzas of "Bluo
Bottles, on tho Wall."
Finally Wesleyan concluded to tnko tho
question ns agreed upon nnd the debaters
took their positions on the stage. The
first number on tho program was a vocal
solo by Miss Roberts. President Klndler
then announced tho question and intro
duced tho first speaker. Wesleyan was
represented by Messrs. Sams, McPherln
and 'imerly; tho Palladlans, by Sam Sloan
J. E. Pearson nnd Mntson. The debate
was quite spicy, many excellent thrusts
being given on both sides. On the wholo
the Palladlan boys hnd tho hotter argu
ment; tho Wesleyans falling Into the error
of basing broad conclus.ons upon tho fact
that somo of tho speakers' friends or dis
tant relntlves had heard some ono else say
that the U. of N. was a manufactory of
Infidels and thnt one poor boy hnd played
tho "llddle" to make his way through col
lege. Tho Pals put up a good logi
cal debate and should be congratulated.
A contest will ho held with Doano on
April 3, by the P. B. D. C.
The Dol'nns held nn election Monday
afternoon, Mr. E. A. Emerson was elected
president, Mr. Countryman vice-president;
Miss Countryman secretary, Mr. Horn
treasurer, Mr. Sergeant critic; Miss Walk
er music secretary; Mr. Reedy assistant
music secretary; Mr. Sackett slate bear
er, and Mr. Klllen sergeant at arms.
GLEE CLUB AT FAIRBURY.
Tuesday night tho glee club went down
to Falrbury and gave a concert prepara
tory to leaving on an extended tour, cov
ering most of the Important cities of tho
state. Frank Raln.whose home isrni Fa'r
bury, managed the business part of the
affair. He wont down a little In advance
of tho boys, and must have worked pretty
hard, at getting the aitalr ptoperly ad
vertised, as the boys were treated to tho
novel sensation of seeing a -'till house.
A guarantee had been secured from
tho manager of the house, but tho receipts
greatly exceeded th's. Tho people who
wero so fortunate as to get seats, appre
ciated the concert greatly, If recalls and
applause Is any indication. Encore after
encore was extended tho boys, especially
tho more comic numbers proving very tak
ing. As the roportoire of tho club is very
great in this respeot this year, the boys
managed to sat'sfy their hearers. Thurs
day the club left for York, Nebr., where
they sang last evening. Friday night they
, will give a concert In Ravenna, Saturday
night they will sing In Grand Islnnd nnd
remain there over Sunday. They are billed
to sing In Columbus, Monday evening, In
West Point x'uesday evening, and In Fre
mont Wednesday evening. They will re
turn to Lincoln Friday morning, but will
go to Seward, singing there Friday night.
If they aro as successful as they were at
Falrbury, tho club will have made a finan
cially encouraging trip. Tho home con
cert will be glvon at the Lansing April 2.
WILL BE A WINNING TEAM
Prospects of our Base Ball Nino Be
ing a Winnor.
SOME NOTES FROM THE DIAMOND
Coach Robinson Is Ploased nt tho Qual
ity of tho Material Which Ho Will
Have from Which to Bolcc't
a Team The Trip.
To put It mildly, Conch Robinson Is Jub
ilant over tho baseball prospects. Ho Hays
that it rarely happens that sp many good
players coino together at tho same tlmo
nt any college, But it Is a fact that ho
has all kinds of material to mako a team,
nnd ho is looking forwnrd to winning tho
championship of tho west with tho aggre
gation that ho will tako out on an eastern
trip about tho twontlth of May. Thoro
Is a great contrast between our baseball
Oiinnoeu now, and thu oullouk Unl fall for
a football team. Men nro turning out on
tho field everyday, and coming Into tho
gymnasium training, who urc going to
mako good players. This Is tho llrst year
Nebraska ever had u baseball coach, and
maybo this accounts for .tho extra
ordinary nmount of Interest that Is being
manifested in affairs on tho diamond, If
tho students tnko hold, as the candidates
for positions have, there will bo no ques
tion ns to success at the end of the sea
son. Mr. Robinson thinks that ono espec
ial feature will characterize tho team's
playing this year; that Is the batting.
Ho Is working hard to to make tho boys
expert at lining out good hits, and seems
to be succeeding. It is so seldom that Mr.
Robinson hns anything to say especially
In tho pralso of tho mon, that everybody
knows positively now that wo are going
to have a baseball team to bo proud of.
"With tho coming on of fair weather, out
door practice will bo begun, nnd the thin
ning out process will bo started.
BASE BALL BOUNCES.
Pitchers Gordon and Wells were hospi
tal aspirants last week.
The partition In the bowling alloy will
soon be taken out to give the pitcher more
room for throwing.
Bill Meiford is working up a wind-mill
swing to use in the pitchers box. B.ll's
shape ought to make him a winner.
Wesleyan promises to do even greater
things In base ball than she did in tootball
this season. Our team opens the season
with them at Wesleyan, April 10.
It Is expected to have about twolvo or
fifteen vlslt'ng teams In L ncoln. When
the schedule Is definitely filled, season
tlcKets will be sold at reduced rates.
Everybody is asking about the grand
minstrel production by the famous Ala
bama coons, to bo given at the university
In April for the benefit of tho poor ball
team. It's going to bo all right.
Coach Robinson says he Is going to
have a team of hard hitters If ho has to
go Into the faculty for them. The students
will all agreo that ho will find hard hit
ters If he goes there, but their lino is a lit
Manager Pace has the big eastern trip
practically clositd: contracts having been
mado with seven out of the nine teams
which it is expected to play. A short trip
Into Kansas muy bo mado by tho team
tho last week In April.
The follow who was so so'icltous about
the ladles' comfort that ho left hor at
home from the football games because
the day was chilly, will have to get a bet
ter excuse when the lovely baseball
days arrive, or there will be some boy-cot-tlng
on tho part of tho co-eds.
Class games will commonce the last of
March. All classes aro urged to meet Im
mediately and select a manager for class
teams, If they have not already done so.
The managers will meet In tho chapel at
1 o'clock Wednesdny to arrange a sched
ule. Classes not represented will bo omit
ted from tho schedule.
Tho management has mado offers to
Missouri stato university, Kansas univer
sity, Kansas stato agricultural school,
Drake university of Des Moines North
Western of Evanstown, and sovoral other
teams, to play In Lincoln. Several have
accepted and tho students and people of
Lincoln will enjoy a rich treat in baseball
during May and June.
Tho board of control of tho collego sot
tlement Intends to mako good uso of tho
seods sent by Senator Thurston, Ait at
tempt to get a supply of flower sooda
from ox-Governor Furnas, will bo mado.
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