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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 4, 1898)
Vol. VI. No. is
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 189S.
Pkicis 5 Cents.
False ItoportK of Hxectitlvo Cgmkoi'h1iI)
Over College Press
PLAIN FACTS OF THE MATTER
KoTrutli hi Jloport Tlni. Kxcctitlvn Olllcn
llxrrrlNUil CoimorMilii Ovoronuof
During tin P"Ht two weeks there
Iiiih been considerable criticism be-
Movveri i'I1"" l,u' 'mlvorsHy nuthorl
tli'H by certain IihIIvIcIuiiIh over the
nllcin-'l suppression of it certain part
Of till' IhHIU' )f till! Hl'Spi'I'llUI (IllU'll
Jiinuary !!L It seems Unit the copies
Intended for 1h accredited high
m'IiocIh were not iniiilfd tti their re
Hu'(tlt' dt'HtliiiitloiiH on tbat date, no
rciiMiiiH being given by cither the Hes
perian management or tbc constitut
ed authorities. Naturally tbln caused
rniiHhlcrublo comment when It. be
came known, and tbt! report Iiiih been
I'iri'iiltiti'd Unit a censorship of Ibo
press bud been started in tbo univer
sity and tbat, hereafter all articles,
Intended for publication in tbo col
t.ff( papers mtiHt bavi executive, np
jiroMil. As there are always people
luiili in tbe university and outside
who are more tban ready to innko use
of anything whatever wblob tendH to
cast 11 relleetion upon us it might be
well to give tbo true status of af
fairs. When Cbaneellor MucLcnn first,
ciinie here bo suggested to tbe mun
UKeiuenl of tbo Nebruskan tbat a eor
tiiin number of eoples of tbat paper
be sent out to tbe accredited high
schools of tbo state. Acting upon this
suggestion tbe mnlU'r was laid before
the regents and It was ordered that
the Nebraskan be sent out to tbe vari
ous high schools, 11 lncans of adver
tising he t2Vt-orr,f5"...list yv tluv
business manager of the Hesperian
ashed that the same fuvor be gran tori
to his paper, lie stated that be knew
that heretofore, tbe standard of the
Hesperian bad been such that it was
not suitable for such circulation, but
Hint the policy nnd tone would be
changed if it was given this patron
ise. On this consideration and in a
spirit of fairness it was thought best
to alternate and so allow the Hesper
ian to lie sent out as requested and
paid for by tbe rodents.
la return for this the management
of the Hesperian promised to conduct
a strictly representative college paper,
to indulge in no personalities what
ever, anil not to publish anything,
which, although perfectly understood
bv university people, might be. mis
construed by outsiders.
It was strictly -a business proposi
tion, the Hesperian being given a cer
tain Mini for advertising the univer
sity in these high schools. Like any
other contract it could be cancelled
la t.isc ot failure of either party to
coiiiil with conditions.
Hi' .lanuary 21 the following item
appeared in the columns of the Iles
peiiiin: "I suppose you couldn't get
a group of intelligent Nebraska, par
ents together discussing what, to do
without John or Charles without
hearing one say, 'Well, I'll never send
a son of mine, to the state university.'
Lincoln matters are worse than this
liecaiiM' they do not lay the blame up
on the town. Various things they
have heard of students doings ,iuuke
tlieiii dread sending their boy or girl
into this whirlpool."
There also appeared in Blxby's Ko
tiont mi article which moat seriously
reflected on the moral character of
certain students of ibo university,
who were called by name.
It was on account of these two ar
ticles. (Hid Hmso two alone, that, the
Hesperian got into ilHUeiilty. How
ever there was no o.veeutlve order 1b
"ed and no suppression of tbe free
'""i of tbe press nor of tbe right of
The business manager of the paper
wns culled into the ollicc and asked
whether ho thought that the regents
would be willing to pay for such ari
H'rtlsing hh the Hesperian was giv
"" Whether the university ought to
l'av for articles which so seriously re
fleeted upon its moral tone and upon
he. cahrncter of some of its students.
llo conceded at onco tbo Injustice
done by the circulation of thai par
ticular issue among the high hcIiooIh
end voluntarily olVcrcri to wlthilraw
those, papers Intended for the high
schools from circulation. Right here
let It lie understood that tills only af
fected those places whMi wore paid
for by the regents.
The first article was ho utterly un
true and so falsely stated existing con
ditions that tbc authorities 'would
luivo been Justified in suppressing the
entire Issue of the sheet, while the
second article was of so libelous a
character us to call forth extreme con
However, tbe executive department
took no action whatever, except with
regard to those places where the.
Hesperian wiih supposed to be adver
tising the university at Its expense.
Would any business man wish to
pay for an advertisement which could
do nothing lint endanger ills business?
Would be wish that such an article be
circulated at his expense, to the pub
lie front whom lie received his patron
age'.' This Is exactly the position of
(lie university in certain localities.
They have a right to expect the same
treatment as that accorded any other
advertiser. In case the Hesperian re
fuses to accord such treatment as will
prove benelleial, then surely It ought
not. to expect to be circulated at the
expense of the state.
All the talk about the censorship
of tlie press is the veriest nonsense.
The executive department does not
now exercise any such function,
nor has it In the past, nor will It in
The simple fact remains that the
Hesperian, employed to advertise the
university among the accredited high
schools, failed to perform its part of
the contract satisfactorily on the
date of .lanuary 21, and was called to
account by its employer. There was
notVbig strange or unusual about the
BRIGHT BASEBALL ODIUM
1'ro.sncclH for a Wliiuiiig Team Were
EASTERN TRIP IS ASSURED
Klulioruto HelioritiloV f (lunim Already
Miuld Slimy Cnntllilntt'it for I'lucert
unit Indoor l'rnetlcu Dolly
the team. I'rniu these two sources it
Is thought that sulVlclent revenue can
be obtained to dcfiay any expenses
which may be Incurred before the rev
enue from tbe games begins to come
Into the treasury,
UnlveiHlly (JIco and Ilnujo , Club Next
kiftV?cr, ;.icrely failure to poi form its
share r the contract on the one hand
and riissntisfiiction on the other.
Anyone who has endeavored to cre
ate sympathy for the Hesperian or to
criticise the authorities, either did
not understand the situation or de
sired to do an injustice to the author
ities who acted in the matter.
Arranging Football Humes.
Manager lliseholV of next year's foot
ball team has already commenced an
extensive correspondence with various
universities and colleges with regard
to dates for next season. It is his
intention to have at least four "big"
games on the home campus in order
that the university may not have cause
for complaint as to the character of
the sport furnished It. Arrangements
ure about completed for games with
(Irinnel and Ames, but as yet dates
have not been agreed upon. The team
with have the two trips to Kansas and
Missouri and possibly another one cast
if it can be arranged.
Nothing has as yet been done with
regard to a coach for the eleven but
that will be attended to some time lat
er in the spring.
IlobiiiEon Heard From.
The outlook for n successful base
ball season this coming spring is very
bright. It can be said without exag
gerating matters In the least that,
prospects point to the most successful
season ever experienced in University
baseball circles. Never before in tliu
history of the sport In our college has
there been so much preliminary work
done by both candidates and manage
ment. This is the first season that in
door practice lias been carried on to
any considerable extent. Although
the season is as yoMhrce. months away
there arc at. present, practicing for
the various positions some 2."i men and
about so have signified their intention
of trying for the team. As the season
approaches there Is no doubt that the
number or candidates will be much in
creased. Twelve men are at present being
coached for the pitchers position so
there can be little doubt that the box
will not. be the weak spot.
Fred Humes who lias been engaged
to coach the aspiring pitchers is rapid
ly getting the men in condition for
tbe. outdoor nrnetieo later in the
spring. He will remain with the boys
until called away to Ids duties In tbe
After he leaves the management will
secure the services of some goori man
to act as Hold coach through the re
mainder of the season. For the posi
tion the names uL Cochran, Crelgh
and llenediet, all old University play
ers have been mentioned, but. nothing
definite has been decided upon.
dipt, (lordon who has been so large
ly Instrumental in getting out candi
dates, assisted by other old players,
has been coaching the new men in
their respective positions and will con
tinue to do so until a regular coach is
Manager Donnison has probably
conducted the most extensive corres
pondence of any manager of any team
either football or baseball ever in tbc
University and now reports partially
completed plans. He has experienced
much difficulty in arranging an east
ern trip on account of tbe formation
of a league of the big colleges around
Chicago. After they have finally ar
ranged their schedule there will be lit
tle doubt that eastern dates can be ar
ranged, although Northwestern re
fuses us on account of loss experienced
on last year's game. At any rate dates
and guarantees sufficient to insure
a trip through Iowa and a part of Illi
nois have been secured so the eastern
trip is an assured fact.
A southern trip has been definitely
arranged for. On this tour Wash
burn, Emporia. Kansas University,
Tarkio and other colleges will bo play
ed. This trip will come ou some time
College .Settlement Kntcrtnluuicni.
The entertainment for tbo bouellt of
the college settlement given undur thu
auspices of Mrs. .Manning was n de
cided success. The chapel was well
llilcil and the audience, composed of
students ami their Lincoln friends,
Tbe lirst number after the curtain
sliders litid performed, was "Aux
Dames" a Shakcsperlau burlesque.
Four well known characters In Shakos
pore plays appeared and calmly ills
discussed Mr. Will Shakespcrc, Mar
garet Custer appeared as Juliet, Mary
Wallace as I'ortla, Miss Linn Cutis as
Ophelia and Kutherlno Warfel asl.tuly
Macbeth. Miss Warfel used the
Scotch dialect. All appeared well
and showed the result o." careful pre
paration. Miss llena Alderman recited "Guine
vere," with piano accoinpanlment.
Miss Alderman's rendition was excel
lent. Miss Custer then gnve "Pauline
Parlouua" by T. F. Alririeh. Miss
Custer's delivery was exceedingly well
adapted to the theme ami entered
thoroughly Into the spirit of the piece.
The "Revolving Wedge" a football
farce was the last number on the pro
gram. The following was the cast of char
acters: Mr. Martin of Cambririgo who ob
jects to football, J. P. llo we.
Hob Martin, his sou, Harvard's fa
mous halfback, (leorge Sbedd.
Nell Martin anil Mrs. Martin, who
are fond of the game, Jessica Morgan
and Katherlne Wnrfcl.
Dr. George Drown, from Fhiludol
phiu, a graduate of the University of
Pennsylvania, John loose.
- Mlko Dolnn, a policeman, George
Nora, the maid, Lisle Wilkinson.
Scene Parlor of the. Martin home
at Cambridge, Mass.
This last number made the decided
"hit" of the evening. Tbc rcalness
with which Mr. Martin maligned the
game, his son's ineffective pleading,
and the delight of Miss Nell ou receiv
ing the tickets insured the success
of the play. Miss Wilkinson as Nora
was line and her brilliancy alone coin
pared with the natural slowness ot
Mike the policeman. That is, a police
man is naturally slow. Mr. Hoose as
the Doctor worked up to the climax
quite skillfully. Mrs. and Mrs. Martin
agreed admirably surpassingly well,
in fact, considering Mr. Martin's nat
ural irascibility. Karl Handall proved
himself equal to the occasion when he
wished to be excused.
The farce was excellent nnd greatly
enjoyed. Mrs. Manning and all the
characters deserve congratulation up
on their success.
MANY ORIQINAL FEATURES
Monty of Cntnliy Noiirh nnd Mvely Ilunjo
Alm-Trotnluc to hit u lllir
i ,. X llnMiiunn rill,'
betters iroiu u. -. " ' . ,. - , ,, t1w 1Mll nf Mnv
the Infor- '-- ' "" "."" " , "
late football coach, convey
matiou that he is at present in atr
tendance at the Harvard law school.
As yet his plans for next year are
very undecided. He has been offered
the position of head coach at Drown
university, where ho graduated, but
tbo financial inducements are such
that be does not feel that he can a
ford to accept. He has had some cor
respondence with the Minnesota state
university and may bo found there.
What is more pleasing to Nebraska
readers was the information that he
might be induccri to come back to tbc
University or Nebraska If anything
like fair terms were offered him.
Students Attend the-Lecture ..
A large number of students took
advantage of the special rates and at
tended the lecture by Lieut. 11. !'
Peary last Wednesday. They betook
themselves to their usual scats in the
theatre up in tbe gallery and complet
ely filled It. Lieut, Feary's lecture
was profusely illustrated with store
opt lean views and bis thrilling narra
tive was much enjoj cd.
while the eastern trip will toko place
shortly after the 15th of May.
In addition to these two trips a ser
ies of three games will be played with
the state university of Iowa. One at
Iowa City, one at Council Dluffs and
one at Lincoln.
Arrangements are also partially
completed for a tri-stnte meet of tbe
Universities of Kansas, Missouri and
Nebraska to occur ou or near Decora
tion day in Kansas City. This series
will be played for a cup to oc held by
In order to get the team in shape for
the "big" contests numerous games
will be played on tbe campus with
teams from the city and surrounding
towns. Thef-e will commence, during
April and continue until the boys leave
for the south about tbe 1st of May.
Various schemes for raising money
for the preliminary expeuses have
been thought of. The proceeds from
the Indoor baseball games will aid In
the purchupc of new suits and Mrs.
Manning has also consented to arrange
Mrs. Will Owen Jones gave a piano
recital at the University last. Tuesday
evening. The program was artistical
ly presented and called forth many
Following is the program:
Toccata and Fugue, Dach-Tausig.
Nocturne, op. lo, No. 1, Hereeuse,
In Arcnily, Ncvln.
A Shepherd's Tale.
Shepherds All and Maidens Fair.
Arietta dl ISalletto, Gtuck-Joseffy.
Fire Charm from Die Walkuere,
Tarantehc, M oszko vvskl.
The first inspection of the year took
place last Monday. Tbe inspection
was rigid and a large number were
reported. The delinquents however,
will have another chance to make
themselves right with the command
ant by submitting to another inspec
tion next week.
The first concert of the University
Glee and Hnnjo club will be given ou
next Friday night at the Oliver thea
tre. For weeks past Director Kimball
bus been working hard to prepare the
boys for this concert it ml the result
of his efforts promises to be one of the
finest entertainments ever given by
the club. A new and interesting aildi
tlon to, the Glee club is the Hun jo club
which will liven up the program wltu
its catchy melodies. The club will be
assisted by Miss Marlon Trent and
Mrs. Campbell of this city, and this
fact In Itself insures a concert of a
Everything is being done to make
the entertainment a University affair
and from present indications tbc stu
dents are preparing to turn out In
goodly numbers. The literary socie
ties have all adjourned for that night
and the frat men promise a good rep
resentation. Hvery student is suppos
ed to have enough University spirit to
attend the concert and bring a young
lady with him.
The. Glee club has a good store o"
jolly comic songs nnd everything ou
the program Is new. One of the spec
ial attractions announced is George
Porter's hot coon song. To make tbo
negro effect more realistic he will bo
accompanied by the Banjo club. Far
nest Wchn will render a cornet solo
accompanied by tbe Glee club. "Cleo
patra's Wedding Day" from the choriiH
of the Wizard of the Nile is only one.
of the many good songs which the
Glee club will slug. The Banjo club,
will stir things up a little bit by such
classic compositions as the "Darktown
Gal" and "The Yellow Kid Patrol."
Tickets to tills concert will soon bo
on sale and range in price from 70c to
oc. Box seats are only $1.
The Club has been much strengthen
ed by the return of Bud Gillespie who
lakes bis old place among the bari
tones. Ireland and Kenaay who join
ed some time ago have given new lifo
to the organization. Porter the all
around man has changed from bari
tone to second tenor, the latter lino
being greatly benefitted by thu
change. The second basses have the
distinction of being tbe heaviest in the
Club's history. The old high tenors
"Jiggs" Davis and Evans will be found
in their places on the night of the con
cert. Thus it. will c seen that no
pains have been spared to gather In all
the best material to iimkc the homo
concert one of the biggest musical
events of the year. Although Prof.
Kimball is working bard and devoting
a great deal of time to the musical in
terests of the Trans-Mississippi expo
sition, he has not slighted in any way
the preparation for this concert and
his efforts deserve the support of nil
The Glee, club now consists of the
following members: Tenors: Iloos-
trum, Kdgerton, Swartz anil Ireland;
Second tenors, Wohn, Lansing, Porter
and Kenagy; First basses, Henderson,
Sumner, lteedy and Gillespie; Second
basses, Pinkerton, Boose, Wilbur and
The members of the Banjo club aro
as follows: Chapman, Franklin,
Mueller, Sumner, Whaley, MeKillip,
Clark, Hedge and Young.
Mr. Ilalph Clarkson lectured yes
terday evening in tbe art gallery on
"Pictures and How to Enjoy Them."
Mr, Clarkson is here on business con
nected with a portrait of W J. Bonn
nn entertainment for the benefit of for the Democratic club of Chicago,
Iowa Is Willing.
On the evening of January 27, thu
debating league of the universit' of
Iowa met for tbe discussion of the
challenge from the University of Ne
braska. It was decided to delay the
matter for n couple of weeks when a
definite answer could be sent. Tbe
league expressed itself as very favor
able to such n debate and tbe probabi
lities arc tbat It will be arranged.
Iowa already has debates scheduled,
with Minnesota and ,A'isconsin but is
looking for another one, so Nebraska
will doubtless be accommodated.
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