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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 13, 1898)
Vol. VI No. 31.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1898.
Price 5 Gents.
KJny'liiwkow" Win Iho Fourth Inter
state Debate- (Through Superior
NEB. STRONQER IN ARGUMENT
AVarr.cr, l'orry nnd Mntiou Mnko n Strong
Tight Hut Huptrlor Training Tolln
Synopsis of tlio Argument
The fourth niinuii ldobnto between
Kansas mid Nebraska resulted In a vie
toiy for the forinor. A fnir sized nu
lla nee greeted the contestants but not
jii large ns the occasion merited. The
i1il-Hnie college enthusiasm was up
),inntly lacking. Hut. those members
of the student, body mid faculty who
vi re present speak highly of the on
1ei tabling mid Instructive, character
of the discussion. "While our boys lost
1Iu debate, there Is nothing in the de
feat which will discourage us in put
ling forth our best. efforts next year
to cicdltably redeem ourselves. J may
In justly said of the Nebraska team
that, although it. was the stronger In
argument, it was clearly the weaker
111 delivery. Oratory, rather than ar
gument, was apparently the more pOr
SUUsiVC. Superintendent .1. F. Snylor made
suggestive remarks in assuming the.
position of presiding olllecr. He laid
stress upon the necessity of thought,
persuasiveness nud clearness in pub
lie speaking. He announced that Kan
sas would alllriu the question, "Resolv
ed, That the English cabinet system
of government should replace the Am
erican system," while Nebraska would
take the negative.
.1. II. Cheadle opened the debate. Ho
contended that the English system is
based on the will of the majority
while ours Is based on a. system of
cheeks and balances. English system
is ideal, embraces the underlying prin
ciple of all government the will and
not he distrust of majorities, iw marks
the congressional system. He was
e.'ilin and spoke llueutly.
.Mr. E. 11. Warner opened for Nebras
ka. "Kansas must show that the En
glish system would be better for the
I . S. The change would annihilate
the president's power and reduce, the
m nato to an insignificant body. The
house would be supreme. The En
frliii js not more democratic. Jly a
I'liiiiliinatiou of ministry and majority
the rights of the people, may bo violat
ed. Their only remedy Is revolution."
Mr. Warner showed that uniformity
or action was not peculiar to the En
glish system, but. Is also found in the
committee plan. Mr. Warner had his
tin. ught clearly systematized nnd
t-l Ue earnestly and forcibly.
. Jl. Layton replied In the strong
est and most forcible argument on the
lvmsas side. He showed that the En
glish system preserves unity and as
hi incs personal responsibility. The
American system falls in theso cssen
tnls. The committees In congress
h u- the power of legislation and
hence are in danger of corruption.
Mr. Lay ton had good articulation and
ft splendid delivery. He more than his
colleagues won the decision.
i:. II. Perry took up the arguments
of his opponents nnd then showed the
instability and dangerous concentra
tion of the cabinet system. Tenure of
oilu'i. is Indefinite and ephcnirul. There
Is no continuity of policy, a few can
block all legislation. Parliament Is
uiucstrlc-ed by constitutional limits
nnd can deprive the people of their
most sacred rights. The cabinet ap
plies the party lash and controls all
legislation. We want not unity of ac
tion but uniformity of action. In this
country the supreme power Is at all
times with the people. Mr. Perry did
the refuting for Nebraska, ills
thought was clear and his argument
convincing. He did not have the caso
and fluency In, dellcry of his oppo
nents. Pearl Decker replied to Mr. Perry.
He proved to bo jxissessed of excellent
delivery and commanding presence,
hut weak In argument. His oratory
oercmne his weakness In thought nnd
won the sympathy of the audience. Ho
refuted for Kansas. He spoke of the
Weakness of the congressional system
and showed how iho English plan in
structs the people and encourages
statesmanship. In repartee lie was
strong, but. failed in clearness and in
Mr. C. E. Matson replied for the neg
ative. Ho presented a strong and con
ducing argument and proved himself
to bo tit case on the. platform. Ho
contended that to adopt the English
cabinet system would annihilate exist
ing political conditions, abrogate the
written constitution and degrade the
several states to absolute subserviency.
The minority would bo helpless. Am
ericans uro radical and anything but
dell'crentlal mid needs to be checked.
Mr. Decker summed up all the argu
ments for Kansas. Ho pi routed a
more convincing argument than In Ids
llrs! effort, ile showed the superiority
of the cabinet system In obedlunoo to
popular will and power of Instructing
Mr. Warner closed the debate in
what many considered to be the
strongest and most convincing speech
of the evening. He summarized. the
argument of Nebraska In a clear and
The judges, Messrs. Sims, Ilisey and
Header of Council Bluffs, after delib
eration, decided in favor of Kansas. A
reception was tendered tho victorious
trio upon the platform after the de
cision. The Kansas debaters may be. justly
proud of their victory, but they must
rest assured there is a lesson in de
feat as well as In victory. Nebraska's
experience this year In the forensic
field only gives her new vigor and hope
In the debates to come.
"Tigers" Go Down llcforo Captain Klu-
dlor's Men in u Pretty
GAME WON JN THEFIRSTINNINO
Twelve Hun Filed up In Two Inning"
Only Six HUM OfT Mclfiml-Dctiills
of tho (luino
FAILUHK JN STUDENT SKLF-UOY
The following clipping has had a
wide circulation among the various
college exchanges of the country nnd
among the dally press. One maga
zine has used the same to prove the
fallacy of allowing students to have
"any oice in the management of their
"Self-government Is branded as a
The system of student advisors, stu
dent courts, and student councils has
been found wanting mid Is to be aban
doned. Professors suv that the Uni
versity stands as another witness to
the fact that students left to govern
themselves are not gou-rned at all.
For seven years a students' council,
organized by the students, of the stu
dents, and for the students, has been
granted the privilege of advising with
the faculty before any action was tak
en touching student interests or af
fecting their personal freedom. For
two years a students' court has been
nominally in existence to try all cases
of cheating in examinations, nnd to
recommend to the faculty punishment
or pardon as the culprit deserved. The
council was organized at the faculty's
suggestion, the court at the request of
the students. Iloth hne failed. The
annual election of members of these
two bodies will not be held this year.
Instead, President Rogers and the pro
fessors will puss the laws nnd regu
late college affairs without the ndlcc
or indents. The cause of the fail
ure Is fundamental, say the profess
ors. A student court, will neer con
vict n fellow collegian who Is promi
nent or popular. The lust case on trial
was heard hist year. A "fnit" man
was charged with "cribbing." The
evidence conclusively proved his guilt.
lint the court decided It would never
do toe.spcl so pop iilar a student, and
the matter was dropped. The council
was subject to the call of President
Rogers. He summoned Its members In
October, 1H05, to goive their opinions
on the justice of expelling twenty
eight sophomores for hazing. It was
the. last time they were called. Tho
council was of the unanimous opinion
that an attack upon a group of fresh
men posing for a class picture was a
duty upper classmen ouglit to pertorm
and not an offense deserving expul
sion. The faculty has done all It could
to elicit tho co-operation of the stu
dents, but bus met with no encour
agement. Hereafter faculty rule is to
be the custom, and the boys and girls
will be expected to say nothing."
The students of Yale nrc enthusias
tically collecting money to send n
handsome silk Yale ting to the United
States cruiser which bears the name
of the University.
Fourteen to two. That tells the
story of Wednesday's game on the
campus. Whatever old scores we had
against Missouri, were entirely
wiped out. Nebraska has again proved
her superiority and the boastful Tig
ers hae returned homo bruised and
beaten, to explain to their wondering
friends how it was they were almost
annihilated by the despised Nebras
kans. The day promised to ben an ideal
baseball day. Chancellor McLean an
nounced at chapel that there would
bo no classes after :i o clock. J he
large crowd that turned out to the
game proved that this was appreci
The game was well calculated to
please the loynl University baseball
fan. 1 the first two Innings they saw
our boys hit tho ball to their hearts'
content, lining out singles, triples and
homers in quick succession, and then
for seven Innings they saw as pretty
a contest as one could desire. The
only drawback was the clouds of dust
that ounllnuulbj swept uurows Hie dia
Missouri did not seem to got into
the struggle till the. game was lost
beyond hope. Tlu made a big mis
take in putting Cooper in the box,
for ho proved a veritable pudding for
our boys. Bhike,;who succeeded him,
pitched n splendid -game. Dewey's
work at third and Garvin's throwing
to bases deserves special mention.
For Nebraska, Milford's pitching
was the feature, as the score shows,
but the whole team played fast ball
and descne the highest praise.
The first man to face Melford was
Hoohcr. lie tried to find the ball three
times and sat down. "Admiral" Dewey
went out on a hot one to Klndler. Rcc
der's error gave Hawkins a base, but
Garvin went out to Rhoades and N
biaska came In. Hefore the side was
retired eerj innn had faced Cooper,
Rceder twice. Five runs were piled up
and the game was won.
Jlecdcr started the ball rolling by
knocking u swift one to Dewey, who
threw wild to first and lleedcr went
on to second and came home on
Moore's hit past second. Ullss fanned,
but Klndler's home run brought In
Moore. I.cihmmi went out from third
to first, Dewey making a beautiful
stop of a dllllciilt grounder. Cowglll
hit lo right field, stole second; Haw
kins missed the ball thrown io catch
him, and Cowglll went on to third.
Rhea's liner hit the umpire. Rhoades
was given his hise, Cowglll scored
on a passed lu:.. Melford then lined
out a two-baggcr that brought Rhea
In, but Rhoades wns thrown out at the
plate on Herder's hit to third.
Then the Tigers came. In for their
second turn, but went right out again.
Illake fiiiim d, Achoson went out from
Rceder lo Hhoades and Mossninn from
Klndler to Rhoades,
Nobrmsku came back and started
right In to duplicate their perform
ance. Moore was lilt by a pitched ball
and wall cd to first; Hliss hit to left,
Klndler bunted to third and the buRes
were full. Hut only for a moment.
Lclbnum picked out a nice one and
sent It over on i street, and before It
could be fielded he hud made a circuit
of the bases, driving In the three men
ahead of him. At this point Mr. Coop
er decided he had had enough and gave
way to lllakc, but. runs continued to
pile ii). Cowglll hit to the pitcher
and was thrown out, but Itheii got
first by being lilt and JUioades follow
ed on nn error. Melford lilt to right
nnd the bases were again full. Rheu
scored on Tteeder,r long fly to left, and
Moore brought in Bhoudcs. lilies sent,
a fly out to center which went through
Hooher's hands and Melford came In.
Wlss wnB neatly caught by trying to
steal second and tho side was retired,
Seven nins had eomu In during the
Inning, and the scoro stood 12 to 0.
The spectators settled back, expecting
to witness a tiresome one-sided game,
but were happily disappointed. Prom,
this time out there wns seen one of
the prettiest, exhibitions of baseball
one would wish to see. lllako proved
an enigma to our boys nnd Missouri
as a whole played a good up-hill
game, but they were met ut every
point b, the Nebraskuns and were ut
terly unable to out down their lead.
During the whole game Melford had
them at his mercy, and but for a cou
ple of hits In the fifth Inning would
have shut them out. Hut to return to
31111 opened up for the visitors by
fanning out. Hlako was given his base.
Hoohcr struck out, but got to first on
Moore's muff of tho third strike. Dew
ey hit to second mid Hoohcr was
thrown out. Hawkins made the third
The Nebraskuns went, out in one,
two, thico order, us they did In every
Inning toll tho eighth, when to break
the monotony they knocked out two
more runs. Klieu opened xne inning
by walking to first on four wide balls,
but was thrown out tho next niluutu
at second on llhoades' hit to short.
Melford next laced out a pretty three
bagger, which brought Jlhoadcs in.
Melford brought in the last run on
Reedor's out from third to first.
As for the Tigers, a string of goose
eggs was all they could get except in
the fifth, when some opportune Hit
ting and a costly error let In two men
and saved them from a whitewash.
This Is the way it happened. Moss-
man and Hill hit safe lu quick succes
sion; J Hake lined u hot one down to
Klndler, who fumbled the ball, and
Mossninn came home; Hill followed
soon after on Hooher's hit to right.
Dewey then flied out and Hoohcr and
Hawkins were doubled.
Delow is the score In detail:
- NEBRASKA. " '
Rceder, s. s 5 1
Moore, tf 4 "
Hliss, 1 " 0
Klndler, 2d 5 2
l.lebmmi, m 1
Cowglll, 3d I t
Rhea, r 2 2
Rhoades, 1 I 2
Melford, p t H
So Those Prophesy Who Have
Track of tho Athletes In
MANY NEW MEN HAVE ENTERED
All In the HcRtuf Condition anil Some
Splendid Work Kxjicotcd Acce
,u lorlct I'lnnncd by Committee
0 0 12
10 7 1
0 0 10
2 0 1 1
i i :i o
10 0 0
0 12 0
:i o o o
Total 38 It 9 2 20 4
A.U. H. H. S.I1. E.
Hoohcr, m 1 0 10 11
Dewey, 3d 4 0 0 0 12
Hawkins, 2d 3 0 0 0 0 1
(inrrin, e 4 0 1 0 0 0
Hhike, r I 0 0 0 0 0
Atchison, s. s 0 1 0 0 1
Mossninn, 1 4 1 1 0 3 0
Hill, 1 1 l I 0 0 1
Cooper, 1 0 0 0 (I 0 0
Illake, i 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total 35 2 5 0 24 0..
Nebraska .',7000002 x 14
Missouri 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Score by innings:
Struck out Hv Cooper, 1; by lllakc,
.1; by Melford, (I.
Passed balls (larrin, Moore.
Two base lilt Melford.
. Three, base hit Melford.
Home run Klndler, l.lebmaii.
Georghnu Case '07 and Wlllits Saw
yer 'DO, were married at the Congrega
tional church In this city on Wednes
day evening, May 11 at 7:.'.0. The bride
was attended by Miss Ncliu Cochran,
as her maid of honor and Misses Helen
llarwood, Hlniichc Cuuien, Edna Poll,
and Clara Wntkins as bridesmaids. Tin
brother of the groom, Ecrltt Sawyer
was his best man. This ushers were
Paul Case, Roy Sawyer, Edgar Morrill
nnd Frank Hndlev. The bride Is a-
member of Delta Gamma, and the
maids were all of that fraternity.
Seats were reserved lu the front of
the church for tho remaining members
of the fraternity, nnd on the other side
for the members of Sigma Alpha Ep
sllon, to which the groom belongs.
A reception was held at the bride's
home, after which tho members of the
two fraternities acompnnled the bridal
pnrty to the H. and M. depot, where
they took tho 10:35 train for the cast
They will mnko their homo In Schenec
tady, N. Y where their home is nl
reudj prepared and where tne groom
has held a responsible position for
The Oxford-Cambridge boat rnce
J was won this year by Oxford.
The chief topic of Interest of tho
week Is tho Annual Field Day. This
was to have taken place last Saturday
but hud to bo postponed on account
of tho weather. Intor-Colleglatn Field
day was at the same time postponed to
May 2lst. Field Day this year promis
es to be a record breaker in many re
spects. Never beforo were thero sd
many contestants with good prospects
of winning prizes, nor wore they over
lu bettor condition, Tho men have
trained carefully and Jnithfuly for
weeks and judging from some of their
exhibitions, more than one University
record will be lowered before the end
of the week.
In the 100 yd. dash, perhaps most of
tho students expect Andrescn to como
lu ahead, but Lu. Salle is pushing him
hard mid promises to make thinks in
teresting while much is expected of C.
L. Allen, Harte and Pepoon. The Uni
versity record Is ll1. seconds bold by
Troycr, Gerrurd and juofft, but if tho
trial races are any criterion this rec
ord will be smashed Snturdny.
In the '?"0 yd. dnph Andrecen. la lie
ing hard pushed by Pepoon and an ex
citing finish is oxpeutcd. The present
record, 23 4-5 seconds, is almost cer
tain, to bo lowered. The record for
440 yards, 45 4-5 seconds, is now held
by Andrescn, but Benedict Is bound
to get it, witli every prospect, of suc
cess, Benedict will also get the pole
vault ue'eording to those well posted.
The running broad jump is not bo cer
tain. He holds the present record and
has beaten it by over a foot in proctico
jump but Pepoon nnd La Mar arc right
after him and the result is uncertain.
Whoever wins will lmvo to jump us he
never jumped before.
In the 880 yard run the wise-acres
have named Jewctt or Sawyer for fint
phico and both have certainly shown
up splendidly in practice, but Clinton
Intends to bo heard from and the new
men, Shane, AJlen, Dolun und J. D.
White, are on their mottle and prom
ise to give a good account of themselv
es. Tho winner of this event will cer
tainly know that ho bus been through,
a contest. The same thing may bo said
of the mile run. Sawyer has already
made splendid time and Jewett has
run it in 5.28 without exertion, finish
ing strong and fresh. Jewett Is in per
fect condition having trained uioro
iuithfullyperhups than any man on
the team. He deserves great credit for
his conscientious work.
In the "120" hurdles, Wntermun und
Harte will fight it out between them
selves, with no choice between them.
There tire more contestants in the
'220" hurdles, La Salle, Waterman, Pe
poon, Pllsbury, Storey, Roehin and jua
Mar have all entered. Much is expect
ed from the new men nnd many sur
prises are looked for.
Plllsbury and La Salle arc after tho
running high jump record of 5 ft. 4
in., held by W. 12. Andresen. Neither
lias mi advantage so far.
In the hammer throw and shot-put
verybody expects Hansen and
Turner to carry offt he honors
because of their weight, but Jewett,
.Stull and La Mar are showing great
skill and are pushing the big fellows
hard. Jewett threw 87 ft. in the pen
tathlon which shows what lie can do.
In the accessories, the discus is excit
ing much Interest. Pllsbury and An
dresen are showing up strong, Plls
bury throwing 82 ft the first time.
Delay races of five men are being
planned and are bound to prove inter
esting. The day Is going to be a red
letter day in Uniersltv athletic his
tory. The following men wil officiate:
Heferee, Dosl'oc Pound.
Marshal, John Hnstie.
Field judges, Dr. Ward, 0. T. Reedy,
J, E. Pierson.
Judges of finish, George Shedd, Dr.
Fling, Trof. Caldwell.
Timers, Prof. Sweezey, Blpohof, Dr.
Starter, Dr. Hastings.
Clerk, E. A. Moore.
Rnni'i.i' IV R TTntit.
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