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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1898)
V. Weekly Newspaper Issued Fa cry
Frldnv'oon, by the Students of
the University of NcbmsUn.
Entered ns Second Class Mull Mat lor.
P Vnvinclro Managing Editor
1 X Tudor Editorial
I . J i. Spencer News Editor
( E. Matson Ass't. Editorial
Kato Snow Walker Sororities
OUvo Chambers T.oonl
Miss Knthcrlne Hughes Local
IMIth Sehwniv. Ass't. Bus. Mgr
The NebrnsKim will ho sent, to any
address upon receipt, of tho subscrlp
tlon price, which Ih one tlollnt a year,
or Jlft cents a semester.
Contributions nro solicited from nil.
News Items such a.s locals, personals,
reports of meetings, etc., are espe
cially desired. The Nebraska u will be
Kind to print any contribution rela
tive to a general University subject
but the nnnio must, accompany all
The challenge from Minnesota for n
track meet deserves the heart ieM re
sponse from Nebraska. The consid
eration shown our University speaks
well for the judgment oT the Minnewo
ta gentlemen, and for our physical di
rector. Nothing but, lack of ilnnuchil
support should prevent, the acceptance
of the challenge in tho spirit In which
it is sent.
If there is yet remaining in the Unl
orsity a spark of Interest in intellec
tual contests of any kind it will cer
tainly be in evidence tonight and to
morrow night in the chapel.
On these two nighks will occur the
llnnl debates of the debating nssoein
tion to decide on the nine debaters
who will represent the nhersity in the
coming emtests . As was tlie ease i
with the oratorical contest nothing it'-1
mains to make these two debates a
great success except tlie crowd. It re-
mains to be seen whether the antici
pations of those interested will be so
woefullj disappointed as was the ease
with the contest two weeks ago.
Wo hao pride cnopgh in our Univer
sity to believe that there was a great
mistake made at that time wheh will
not soon be repeated.
The only way to show appreciation
of the efforts, oj, those engaged is toj
turn out and elfeer them In their en-H
There will be no excuse if the
chapel is not filled on lioth evenings.
It seems too bad, that at Nebraska,
interstate "scraps" so-called, lime be
come largely a matter of hlstorv.
Students are not expected to study all
the time, and in just, suc'i contests as
the "scrap" referred to, do they find
employment for wit and muscle. Col
lege and University faculties general
1 are not over-severe upon the offend
ers, and they act properly in extend
ing the hand of leniency. Hut when it
comes to n epiestinn of an undergrad
uate class tampering with the sacred
relies left by a former class; it is an
other matter entirely. The lieautiful
and appropriate custom observed in
many eastern schools of planting on
Class Day the Class Ivy or Class Tree
was sinyholfreri by the class of 'S)U
when they left the '02 Itouhlcr on our
campus. The relic, if so regarded,
should enjoy perfect immunity from
class interference upon the ground of
courtesv, if no other. And we trust
it has. That said loulder has been
tampered with by any undergraduate
class we much doubt, and would ven
ture the opinion that the same class
courtesy shown graduate mementoes
in eastern schools wilt bo found in Ne
braska. In the coming debates nine sturdy
fellows will be chosen to represent Ne
braska in debates with Kansas, Colo
rado, and Missouri. In our humble
opinion the three strongest ought to
b pitted against. Kansas. Last year
Kansas defeated our debaters and this
year the contest should be a repitition
of two years ago. The Ka n sab-Neb ras
Ica contest will be held in Lncoln.
The "New York Voice" in its cam
paign against the Princeton Inn
should not uphold other institutions
wherein drinking, though private, is
carried on to an equally large extent
as at Princeton. The thing should bo
condemned from the standpoint of
point of principle wherever found.
Not simply because the Princeton Inn
flourished ut Princeton University
should that Institution be blacklisted
by the Voice, when other eastern col
leges in non-license towns contain an
equally large if not greater per cent
age of drinking tutkutg. "Very possi-
blv and Mi in. nv life trul.v where
,i,,l.,. urn I in indulged In pimite
is mi uuliiliiiMl to a much greater
ii. ut that IT tlie drinker be In lab
ile place. The diet that Harvard N sit
uated In a icinperanco municipality
doe- not sigulf.v that ItH students are
tiiiv the less drinkers than are tluie
I'vcr.v one In a while student euino
In contact vvllli a man whose nariovv
nesH of views on I nhersity subjects is
mirprNlng. Such must have the feel
ing experienced b.v those who listened
to or read the published account of
the pulpit editorial delivered last Sun
day by Rev. I.. T. (iulld, pastor of
(liiiee M. K. church. .No other proof
than this attack on University events
Is needed to show that, the reverend
uctitlcutuu'K views aie somewhat
nionir the things which call up his
vry rivrhteous Indignation against
state I diversities In general are the
college boat race, the college yell and
s for boat racing, Mudonls heiv
know nothing of It and hence will not.
ilNpnti- the wonts of this all wise man.
Ibu we alvvnvs knew that there was
something dreadfully wrong with the
college veil. There is no doubt that, it
ha been the cause of all the trouble
thai the nineteenth otvTbry ,eollure
vouth has succeeded in getting into.
It must be banished at once. How can
the nuthorities sit slill while such a
dreadful perils inenace.sthts great Uni
versity'.' Here is a crisis which calls
for prompt and heroic action.
After giving the stock arguments
ngainot football the worthy divine at
tempts to bolster up his untruths by
oiling the ease of young Serf of Doaue
college, who was killed two years ago.
lie stales dint Serf was literally slug
ged into elernit.v. Anyone conversant
with the facts knows that this is abso
lutely fnNe and that the same cause of
the itcntli exists in ever,v contest or
trial of muscular strength, in play,
earnest or otherwise. There is an ele
ment of danger existing in all sjKirts
and liarntsouietiincsrosults in spite of
the utmost care. The same cause for
fear exists in every race two Ixiys run.
1 for It was simply in a race that the
accident occurred. Serf was running
after the Kansas man who had the ball
and on catching him both were
thrown with such force as to cause
the unfortunate event. In addition it
may be said that victim had been re
peatedly warned that he was physi
eifllytuillt to engage in muscular ex
ertions and had failed to heed the
After finishing with foohnll the
worthy man proceeds with a most un
w :u ranted and iiiexplaiuable attack
on ihe young ladies minstrel show.
His rcvolviny wheels evolves various
sentiments somewhat similar to the
following one quoted bodily: "Oh yo
slindcs of all Alumni from classic
halls, look down and see what you
have missed, and see the finale des-eijih-s
of our great professors of liter
ature and science put on tlovver gard
en stockings and appear before an en
construed and misinterpreted as in the
classic halls of our great University
in a nigger show."
.More of like nature could 1m pre
sented but this one is sufficient.
Probably the best treatment Tor sueh
an idiotic discourse is silent, contempt
but It is hard to remain quiet when
the life of our University is mi nils
construed and misinterpreted as n the
case in the pulpit editoritl above re
Of course if the entertainment had
been given for the benefit of the mis
sionary society it would have been
eminently proper, but so iniieh char
ity going to wasts on a worthy por
tion of college athletics is more than
this dear man can stand.
TI112 FINAL DERATES.
Tonight and tomorrow night March
ir snd 27, the final debates of the lo
cal debating uiociuton will be held
in the chapel. These, debates will de
cide who shall represent the Univer
sity in tho coining debates with Kan
sas, Colorado and Missouri. Out of
the sixteen men who contest in the
"finals" nine will he chosen who will
uphold our eolors in the three inter
The question for Friday night is re
solved "That the United States Should
Annex Hawaii." The speakers on the
affirmative are MeXuughton, Maguire,
Klndler and Deal. Those on the nega
tive, Perry, llavvxby, Warner and
For Saturday evening the question
is, resolved, "That tho United States
Should ( onlrol the Nicarauguu Canal."
For tin affirmative are Matson, Tay.
lor, Kemp and Kvwirt, for the negative,
haehett. llairer, Miss Stull and Baker.
With - Ji material as this in these
two debates the University public Isl
assured thai the finest speeches ever
heard, In suvli contests, In the I nl-'
versit.v will be heard In the chapel on
these two evenings. Not only Is the
best material that tlie University af
fords represented, but never before
has such a Mist amount of work been
expended In preparation as is the ease
with the present finals. The debut era
have taken time and energy from their
regular work In order to ensure the
best possible showing. There can be
no doubt that interest in debating has
never before reached such a high
pitch as at present and altm can there
be no doubt that, never was there bet
ter material in tlie debates or such ac
tive competition for places in the con
tests with the three neighboring
According to tlie constitution of tlie
debating association, the choice for
places on tlie debates with Kansas,
Missouri and Colorado will lie deter
mined by the rank of the successful
competitors. The one receiving the
highest markings wilt have first,
choice as to when he shall go, the
one winning second place shall have
second choice and so on till the last,
one, who naturally will take the only
The throe dclmtes for which con
testants will lie chosen in the present
finals are as follows: With Kansas at.
Lincoln on May Oth, the question to
be discussed Wing: Resolved, "That
the Kugllsh Cabinet System Would lie
lloiiellelnt to the United States." With
Missouri at Columbia, on May i:tth,
with the question: Resolved, "That the
Annexation of Hawaii Would be Bene
ficial to the Unit. States." With Col
orado college at Colorado Springs on
the 2:trtl of April, and the question:
Resolved. "That the United States
Should Construct the Nicaragua
It is no wonder that with such im
portant contests in the future that a
great deal of friendly rivalry is now
to be seen on the part of the different
delviiters .mil detailing clubs. These
clubs intend to turn out in a body to
cheer their favorites and have already
reserved portions of the chapel for
No roiotition of the slim attendance
which characterize the oratorical con
tests feared ly those interested as
the interest is too extensive among all
classes- and departments of the Uni
versity. With a large attendance and
much enthusiasm there is no question
but that this will be tlie two greatest
debates in the history of the college.
The judges who will mark the as
piring candidates will be Professors
.Sherman, Auslie, Caldwell, Lucky
Fling and .fudge Reese.
WHERE WAS THE NIGHT WACTH?
They laughed to scorn the gate's great
They scaled the fence and got the
And theyf pulled their freight at one
With pick and sjKide they laid to rest,
The boulder 'Ws bequest,
And who they were you never
Today it lies beneath a mound,
Of old Nebraska's sacred ground.
Oh! Why were you not around?
Alas! its worse to let the stone,
Co down beneath the campue loam,
Than Oury should his pens liemoan,
. W. BROWN
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