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Vol. V. No. 28
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, APRIL 30. 1897.
Price 5 Cents.
CHANGES IN THE FACULTY
Regents do Some Surprising Work
at Their Meeting.
DETAILS OF AW EXCITING DAY
Tho Interest of Economy nnil Harmony
Cnuso Some Swoeplng Alterations
to bo Made Dotntta of What
Thursday wan u day of the most excite
ment seen about tho university since tho
football season. There was but very little
studying done, and nearly every ono ap
peared to have time to stand around In
tho halls discussing tho question of tho
day. Student feeling manifested Itself
upon many occasions by yells and cheer
ing. It was not Intended of course thai
tho announcements of faculty changes
would bo made public so soon, before a
chance for explanation wus given, li
was with groat Interest then that the
evening papers were scanned, as It wni.
generally known that tho chancellor li
tended to make a full statement to the
press recounting the reasons for the fac
At this meeting of press reporters, tho
three evening papers were represented,
the two Omaha papers, and the two col
lege publications. The chancellor wel
comed tho gentlemen eordlully, and thei.
took up his budget of recommendations
to the board of regents, and went care
fully over It from beginning to end.
The chancellor explained that the re
gents acted In accordance with his recom
mendations In the matters which ho read
from his budget.
Tho faculty changes camo last, and af
ter tho chancellor hud closed his type
written budget, not a word had
been said about the case of Professoi
"Wolfe. There was a look of wondermem.
upon the faces of the assembled. c,Giiilp
men, until th chancellor explained thai
this was not a matter that was in his
budget, but originated In tho board. He
then explained the history of the case.
At u previous meeting of the board a
year ago, tho queslon was brought up
that Professor Wolfe had meddled with
the uffalrs of other departments, and
that he was making himself a "disturb
ing element" In the faculty. The board
discussed Informally tho matter, and tho
executive committee Including the chan
cellor wore empowered to Inform the pro
fessor that he must conduct himself In a
differunt inunner. The duty of Informing
Dr. Wolfe of the recommendation of the
board devolved upon the chancellor. Th.
chancellor says that this duty was pur
formed by him last fall.
At this meeting of tho board, ono of
tho regents asked If Dr. Wolfe wus con
forming to the olllolul advice of the ex
ecutive committee. The chancellor replied
that he was not. A general discussion
was then held, and after some time tho
regents referred tho matter to tho chan
cellor for his recommendation. Ho
replied that for the good of tho institu
tion, he recommended that Dr. "Wolfe
sever IiIh connection with the university
President Morrill, Itegent Weston and
tho chancellor wore authorized us a com
mittee to confer with Dr. Wolfe, uh to
tho best way hlM relations with tho uni
versity could bo severed. Tlioy told him
ho could stay another year, and resign
at tho end of that time; tuko a loavo of
absence for a year, or resign, tho res
ignation to tuke effect September J. Dr.
"Wolfe replied that ho would glvo them
an answer Thursday morning ut eluv.-ii
o'oloak, but that If he did not upp'-ur
then, thoy were to tako such uotlon as
they thought best. As Dr. Wolfo did nH
appear ut tho time stated, the logentu
deoldetl that he should sever Ills connec
tion with tho university September 1.
Dlt, WOLFE INTERVIEWED.
Dr. "Wolfe wus scon last evening Just
uftor ho hud dismissed his live o'cIock
class by a Nobruskun reporter. When
miked if lie caked to muko a statement
for publication, ha said he would rather
not. It Iinu been his policy thuH fur to
be reticent on tho subject, but tiiut lute,
he might say something for publication.
As tho cuso stood ut present, he woul'l
say nothing. In response to tho question
if ho had received tho ofllclal advico from
tho executive committee through the
chancellor, he ropllod that such udvlco
wus never given him. Tills is the direct
charge ugalnst him, if there is such, that
ho had npt obeyed the ofllclal advico of
tho board of regents. Ho further re
murked that ho had no intimation of tho
business for which ho was called to meet
tho chancellor, Regents Weston and Moi
rill. Ho supposed It was In regard to i
matter concerning his department fundi.,
and ho went over with some papers ho
had prepared, showing the Increase of
enrollment In his department, and other
things of like nature. The meaning ot
his being called to confer with these gen
tlemen, took him entirely by surprise.
Dr. Wolfe leaves town today, to attend
some teachers' Institutes. He said he
would much rather stay In Lincoln un
der the circumstances, as he imagined
much would bo said and written about
him in the newspapers, for a few days nt
PROF. ADAMS' CASE.
Tho chancellor explained the reason for
the removal of Professor James W. Ad
ams, as follows. When he llrst came
to the university, he called Into his ot
llcc, the heads of the departments ci
English literature nnd English, and asked
them If a co-ordination of their two de
partments was desirable. They said that
It was, and It was left to them to adopt
means of bringing this about. As after
two years' time, the two department,
did not seem to get any nenrer together
than before, it become his duty to reo
ommend thnt the regents tnkc action t
consolidate the two departments. This
could only bo done by letting out one of
the professors, nnd ns Professor Shcr-nan
seemed the stronger man of the two, the
regents decided that the services of Pro
fessor Adams must be dispensed with.
Dean Sherman was called before the
board. He recommended that both he
and Professor Adams bo retained for
another year, over the consolidated dt
partment. The chancellor agreed wltn
Professor Sherman's Idea. The board dla
not think favorably of the plan, and de
cided that the original recommendation
of the chancellor should be carried out.
In response to a suggestion that Pro
fessor Adams should appear before the
board, tho regents agreed that this would
be a bad precedent to establish.
In dealing with the other changes in
the fnculty, the Idea had been to econo
mize. The list of nil Instructors had beet
gone over. Wherever It was possible to
shift work, thus making one professor
have more, another none this was done.
Miss Mary Tremuln was consequently
forced to accept reduced pay for great
er work, or resign. She did the latter.
By this system of economy, the sum
of $4.GSG.D0 In salaries was saved.
The department of drawing was dorm
away with entirely. Since drawing Is no
longer required In the different group,
nnd the preparatory department has beet,
done away with, It wus thought udvls
nblu to drop this department. The de
partment of fine arts however, will be
continued under the nusplces of ProfitKso.
Kimball, under the same contract thai
provides for the nfllllutlon of the scliojl
of music with the university. Mls. Cora
Parker will be reulned by Professor
The resignation of W. B. Humpson was
accepted. That of Dr. Clark was accept
ed at a previous meeting of tho board of
W. D. Hunter will till the place of Pro
fessor llrunor during his absence.
Mr. Guernsey Jones, a graduate of the
university of California, now an Instruc-to-
nt Swathmoro college, and who oh
tallied his degree of Ph.D. ut Holdleborh.
wus appointed an Instructor In European
history. Ho will also liuvo some Instrucr
Ing in English to do.
A 1 ly who Is now ut the head of the
department of phllosphy ut Mount Hoi
yoke seminary, wus recommended by
Professor Wolfo us an Instructor In th
department of philosophy. Hho was up
pointed to this position. She Is a gradu
ate of Wellsley college where sho secured
her degree of Ph. D.
Miss Edna Bullock wus appolutod cam
loguer, witli with Uesslo Wing assistant.
Rerthu Quulntunco wns mudo llbrnry
stenographer; Anna Fossler and Nolllo
Compton wore reappointed us Mbrary an
slstanls. Tabor Teolo and Hunk Muellci
will ulno continue to draw pay from the
state for their lubors in tho library build
ing. Other Important mutters were consid
ered and noted upon by tho boaid. Tha
chancellor's recommendation that tho
baseball manuger ho permitted to have u
moveable grand stand erected upon tho
campus wus passed, along with pennlx
slon to cut down three little trees which
uro trying nobly to grow upon thlH bar
Steps were taken to push tho erection
of tho building for the school of meonitnlc
arts, which will bu finished this seanm.
The sum of $3,800 was set aside for the
purpose of extending the dairy school
Tho sum of $4,000 which Is annually
granted for repairs, was ordered to bo
wlsoly expended In fitting up Nebraska
hull nnd other buildings. The gable of
Nebraska hall will bo allowed to stand
repaired as It Is, as It Is thought th.U
the sutr of $1,500 needed to repair It per
manently could be more wisely exepnded.
The work of conducting the farmers'
Instltues will be extended nnd Improved.
The ofllce of Inspector of high schools
wus created, and given to Professor F.
W. Taylor, who was Succeeded In his for
mer position by J. W. Crabtree.
It was decided to Issue the university
catalogue In a series of publication In the
form of bulletins. In this way, second
class mall rates can ho secured.
A system of scholarships was establish
ed. Two will be given In each county.
Ono is purely honorary. The other re
llevcs the holder of all fce while attend
ing the university except his mntrlcula
tlon fee, If he Is In fndlgent circumstan
WAS FALSELTf REPORTED.
The city papers have handled this mat
ter In a more or less sensational way. It
would tnke several columns to straight
en out what they have got wrong. There
are a couple of statements however thnt
appeared In an evening paper of yester
day's edition thnt should be corrected.
One is that the resolution objecting to
Professor Adams' removal was dofcated.
Such was not the case. The committee
which was appointed at that meeting
were Instructed to plead for both pro
fessors. Again, the charge against Pro
feasor Adams is not Inck of co-operation
for the benllt of the university. The rea
son for Professor Adams' removnl Is giv
en In another part of this paper, and it
In no way concerns his loyalty to the
institution or willingness to, co-operate.
THE MASS MEETING.
The recent action of the regents caused
a small storm nmongj tho students. This
wrDipTt-tanlj-tfci-cnryj'.tJ RoldS Piof
essor Wolfe. As early ns 8 o'clock In the
morning a petition wns being actively cir
culated on behalf of Professor Wolfe,
asking the regents to reconsider their ac
tion. When chapel time came the stu
dents camo Into tho room completely fil
ling It and although the board of re
gents was prebent. the students cheered
loudly for Professors Wolfe nnd Adnms.
Tile chancellor then mndc a short ud
dress to the students. He said ho hao
no objection to their yelling as It showed
their devotion to their professors. How
ever, ho expressed the hope that the stu
dents would abide by the decision of the
board of regents. The chancellor's re
marks wore greeted with applause, but
at the same time hisses could bo plain
ly heard mingled with tho cheers.
At eleven o'clock the students held a
rousing muss meeting and the chapel was
crowded. The meeting war for the pur
pose of discussing tho one absorbing top
ic of the day, the action of the regents.
R. 8. Maker and F. S. Phllbrlck were
elected president and secretury respect
ively of tho meeting. A resolution wus
passed directing that a committee wait
upon the regents who were then in ses
sion and request them to defer until the
Juno meeting, thulr uotlon relative to
professors Wolfo and Adnms. Tho com
mltteee consisted of tho following: Mls
Bullock, R. S. Raker, G. E. Hagnr, Phil
Russell, Jesse Itowe, J. D. Deuulson,
and F. 8. Phllbrlck. A resolution was
ununlmoiwly pussod, upologizlng to tho
chuncellor for tho hissing which occurred
In chupel. The committee appointed to
wait on the regents fulled to accomplish
uny result us tho regents adjourned per
manently before tho committee could
A gumo lust Su.urduy uftornoon between
a picked local nine and tho university
team resulted In a victory for the latter
by tho score of 19 to 9. Although the uni
versity won out by ton runs the gumo
was not so ono sided as the score might
indicate. At any rato It wus a welcome
relief from Austin's Kids who played hero
the week previous. Tho Lincoln team
wus about tin hardest team tho univer
sity boys had yet to deal with.
Friel, who formerly played with .he
university team put up a line game bo
hlnd tho bat for the opposing team and
Church also pluyod well ut shortstop.
Couch Robinson illlod the position of left
Held nnd his long home run was the feu
ture of the gumo. The boys have not yei
got over luughing at the hit he made.
When it qamo his turn to fiat, ttoby
stepped up to tho plate whllo itlio crowd
guyed him, hoping he would; pake an
out. But Roby looked solemn us a preach
er, and when tho llrst ball was pitched
he knocked It clear over tho right Holders
head and passed the electrical shops so
that It almost hit the greenhouses. It
wns about the longest over seen on those
grounds. Robinson also mudo a nice long
drive Into centcrlleld for two bases. Pace
mude his llrst appearance on tho Held this
year and played a good game.
Following Is the score:
Benedict 2, 4
Pace m 4
Klndler 1 4
Crelgh 83 4
Packard 3 4
Porter r 3
Ryons r 1
Gordon p G
Rcedcr 1, 3
Robinson 1 2
Kenngy c 4
3S 19 22
AB. R. BH
Church ss 3 3 3
Friel c 4 2 2
Oylcr 3 2 0 0
Ledwlth 3 2 1 1
Burke 2, 3 12
Hulllhan m 3 1 1
Posky 1 3 0 1
Drlscoll 1 3 10
Flynn p 2 0 1
Davis r 3 0 1
28 9 12
Nebraska 7 2 0 0 14 12 219
REVEREND TALMAGE TALKS.
The chapel exercises this morning were
led by the Rev. T. Dewltt Talmndge who
also made a short address to the students.
Ho said that nothing so built up mental,
physical and spiritual strength as great
audiences, and for this renson he wns
glad to greet so largo an assemblage of
students. It was a common Idea, tho
speaker said, for peoplo (o believe that
students had no troubles of their own.
All such talk Is nonsense. The troubles
and despondencies which come to people
before tho age of twenty-four are as
great as those which come in after life.
The talk that the college days are tho
"brlglf teat-nr-a-pertons T.f e" iB-aifMturtT
Tho longer one lives the happier Is Ills
life, providing ho behaves himself.
It used to be said that there was no
royal road to learning.
The boy who didn't know his lesson was
taken across tho teachers' kneo and re
ceived his learning from both directions.
However It '? different now and such in
stitutions as our own are truly a royal
road to learning, nnd tho students of this
Institution should be congratula.ed on
their line opportunities.
He exhorted them to get their call from
God and then go aluad. When a person's
mind Is In d.vlne strength, his opportu
nltles brighten, things begin to come his
way and there Is no power that can stoj)
The greatest thing In life Is to bo help
ful. If the physical condition Is tight and
the soul is right that person will succeed
In propor.ion as he makes his life helpful.
Everyone wants to bo helped unless he
is a fool and all need reinforcement
What everyone wants is manly reinforce
ment and then he will go forth to com
FATS 17-LEANS IS.
The futs und leans mot upon the cam
pus yesterday afternoon, claiming they
were playing ball. Parmoleo pitched for
the leuns. He struck out, or ruther ten
men struck out, out of tho llfteen outs
that uio credited to tho leuns, as only
llvo and a half Innings were pluywl.
Tho pluyors wore: Louns I'lukorio:i,
llrst have; Parmeloc, pitch, lioagluuu,
second huso, Jflrb left Held, Mueller, mid
dle; Sawyer right Held; Roddy third bane;
Ledwlh outch; Bhorthoff. Lelinstop. Fat
Oury pitch, Corby, first base; Searson.
kucoiiiI base; Greon, loft Hold; King mid
dle; Edwards right Held; Toolo. tlilru
base; I'iutz outch. Gurber shortstop.
Score by Innings:
Futs 2 2 2 G C -17
Loan. 118 1 2-10
Tho bull gumo tomorrow between the
university team, und Hint of tho team
of tho University club of Omuhu, prom
ises to be a hard fought contest. Tho uni
versity boys did not succeed In beating
tho Omaha crowd lust year. But with
the teum this your, and tho practice the?
have bad during tho past wook, our boys
expect to "put It all over" that Omaha
aggregation tomorrow. The grand stand
will be completed by thnt time, and la
dles will bo admitted free.
Next Friday is tho date sot for Hold
day. The exercises will be held on tho
campus, and a great attendanco is ox
peeled, us a half-holiduy has been grant
ed for the occasion.
THE SENIOR PROMENADE
Held at the Lincoln Hotel Last
A PLEASANT TIME IS ENJOYED
Tho Swell University Society Function Is
Immensely enjoyed In Spite of thu
Inciuuioiit Weather Tho List
of Those Present.
Tho senior promenade that took plnco al
tho Lincoln hotel his. Friday n.'glu was In
every way tho most successful party that
has ever been given by a senior class. It
was also tho plensuntest party that has
been given this year. In the afternoon
there was something of a wnter-spout,
that was large enough to dampen the ar
dor of almost any committee and the wat
er rose so fast (hut it looked for a whllo
as if the water might reach up to the sec
ond floor of tho hotel and spoil the dance.
The hall was very tastily decorated with
tho class colors purple and cream. Miss
Willoughby's orches.ra furnished tho mu
sic which Is equivalent to saying It was
remarkably good. "El Capltan" two stop
wus given in such an inspiring way that
It had to be repeated, whllo "Henrietta"
(with the sleigh bells) wns as popular as
ever. Tho grand march camo off a llttlo
late nnd Jils necessitated the last num
ber being a llttlo hurried, but the program
was carried out without missing a slnglo
danco which Is so often the result when
tho time Is llmKcd.
Those present were; Professor nnd Mrs.
Barbour, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Wilson,
Messrs. Rowe, Cameron, Llnquest, Dav
enport, Oury. Whedon, Theo. Westerman,
Haggard, Robinson, Raymond, Plllsbury,
McCreary, Louie Westerman, Packard,
Jorgenson, Culver, Shun, Copeland, Sax
ton, Doubrava, Hansen, Alien, VanValln,
RIsser, V. P. Sheldon, Kind, Robblns, Tom
Ricketts, Schick, Lowo Rlckotts, Savllle,
rancoast, Griggs, Bartiott, 'Wlggenh257
Norton, Shcdd, Thomas, Burrows, Lehu
lioff, Elliott, Collett, Reagan, Brown, Alex
Sheldon, Manley, Wilson, Bessey, Graham,
Randall, Barber: Misses Camp, Mabel
Ricketts, Lansing, Woods, Noren, Garten,
Bumham, Parks, Watklns, Chilcott, O'
Sullivan, Sladc, Forbes, Dunn, Ena Rick
etts, Griggs, Colson, May Whiting, Lau,
Cropaey, Lowe, Raymond, Gere, Florence
Winger, Elliot, Hammond, Richards, Han
sen, Williamson, Howard, Morton, Robin
son, Hargreaves, Woodward, Nance,
Ames, Pfelffer, Schwartz, Outcalt, Tuttlo,
Ioomls, Clark, Margie Winger, Wright,
Vancll, Wallace, Millar.
MR WILLYOUNG'S LECTURES.
A fair sized audience has been present,
during tho week to hear the electrical
lectures of Mr. Willyoung. Tho llrst lec
ure Monday morning was devoted malnl
to a rapid survey of the principles in
volved in electrical measuring Instru
Tuesday morning Mr. Willyoung con
tinued tho subjec of galvanometers,
comparing the sensibilities of tho differ
ent types. Methods of lessening the sen
sibility by means of shunts, wete treated
In the afternoon lecture. This brought
up the consideration of standard resistan
ce, their formation and the care to bo
taken in their use.
In the lecture Wednesday morning, Mr.
Willyoung continued the subject of alloys
used In tiio construction of standard re.
slstnncou and told how thoso resistances
were made up.
SUMMARY OF STUDENTS.
The following ofllc.al statement of the
eiiidllinetit has been given out.
I Graduate school 70
, Lit. sclince and arts 247
indium. al eoi.cge 214
I Colleg. of law 72
I Totals C33
Special profess courses... 31
Soliool of agriculture 30
School of mechanic arts.. 1G
Summer soliool 4G
In preparatory courses. .118
Grand totals 913
Repeated names 22
Whole attendance 891
11. C. Moans, a member of Sigma Chi
fraternity from their chap.er at Cham
pngno, university of Illinois, has been a
visitor at tho house of tho local chapter
for a fow days during the past week.
Profossors Drake and Bonan of the uni
versity of Michigan camo down to Lin
coln Tuesday to tuko a look at the uni
versity, Thoy had been to Omaha to In
spect tho high school there, Omaha Is on
Michigan's list of accredits high schools,
which aro Inspected every three years.
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