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Vot. VII. No. 21.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FEBRUARY 20, 1809.
Pit i ok 5 Cknts
CHARTER DAY WAS A SUCCESS.
Electrical Display Proves Very AttractiveElectric
Flag and Wireless Telegraphy
Two Records Broken By PlllsburyDr. Nightingale Speaks at the
Oliver to a Crowded House.
Charter Day exercises occurred Inst being1 llimlly won by Oaptulu Stcbblns
M'linsiliiv nml Wednesday ni'ternooiiB. .
Kvcry event passed off In a successful
milliner, excepting an accident in the
gymnasium exercises Wednesday af
ternoon. General University classes were not
dismissed for the Tuesday portion of
the program, since It ooncerneu' only
the Agricultural department of the in
stitution. Uoth morning and afternoon ses
sions wore held at the state fnrm, be
ing devoted to explanations and exhi
bitions of the progress made In the ag
ricultural department durlug the past
The morning program, given before
a huge audience of legislators, and
the general public, consisted chlelly la
such exhibits anu oxperimeius u il
lustrated the scope and Intention of
The experiments of most Interest
were those of milk-testing,, btttter
lnaklng, stock- scoring and soil anal
Also in the afternoon the association
of the agricultural students held a ses
sion in the lecture room of 'the dairy
school Chancellor MnCLcan made a
strong address emphasizing his keen
Interest in lhxHnre of tliu slate
along agricultural Hues.
A number of 'the senators and repre
sentatives present were called on for
remarks. Governor Poynter was prcs
eat and said, iiinong other things,
that he w-ns proud to claim the farm
as his home, having lived there for
twenty years past, lie believed that
nothing so broadened a man as an ng
In the evening a large "electric
clock" thrown on a screen placed upon
University hall announced' the time as
"Charter Day, '09."
The evening program was ini charge
of the society oT electrical engineers,
beiiiL' Riven in the armory between
the hours of 8 and lOo 'clock.
Uefore the hour of admittance a
large crowd had congregated1 about
the doors eager to view the electrical
display within. During the entire even
ing the crowd was so large as to al
most linppde the performance of the
experiments. The University cadet
band furninshed the musical part of
Many attractive thing had been
skillfully designed form electric bulbs,
the society's name being spelled with
A pc'-irnnr effect was given by r.
smnli globe of light imbedded in a
dear cake of ice.
The phonographs attracted much at
tention, being kept busy relating more
or leas leumrkabiu productions to the
Two i.necinliy line designs were
fcltovvn. ike Hag done witli some 1200
lights gave a brilliant effect, partic
ularly since the currents were so ar
ranged a to irivo the appearance of
uiou-in. nts in a breeze. A beautiful
star in colors showed unusual inge
nuity and attracted a full share of at
tention. The electrical fountain sug
gifted the beautiful and instructive
re&ults of a knowledge of the electric
fluid. Among the more technical and
scientific Ideas illustrated were, the
wireless telegraph Instrument, Fara
day's motor and a huge magnet.
Ahe exercises of the afternoon were
opened by battalion drill at 2 o'clock.
The companies and cadet band, un
der command of .Major Weeks, pro
ceeded to arrange themselves oiv the
west side of the pnrnde grounds and
then to pass in review Ibefore the gov
ernor and his staff.
After the review, the battalion was
dimslssed and the Pershing Rifles, un
der comand of Major Weeks, gave an
exhibition drill of half an hours
length, closing with a spell down, ihe
.ladgeR were Captnln TTayward of Ne
"rnska City, Captain Strelght of the
Mneoln light infantry and Lieutenant
Bolshaw of tho Lincoln light iafnntry.
The contest was close and exciting,
IN THE GYMNASIUM.
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The visitors then headed for the ar
mory, where a basket ball game was
scheduled between a select team and
the University team.
The machine shops were opened at
2 o'clock and were Inspected by
crowds of visitors until after 0. The
(piarlers have been greatly enlarged
by the new buildings nnd the median,
leal engineers were accordingly en
abled to give a splendid display of
their department. A number of stu
dents were employed In the black
smith shop welding and shaping iron
into various common articles, in the
next room were a number of wood
lathes and a gig saw. The work of the
department is best shown by the large
number of ingenious and attractive
models. Most of the models were such
to nIiow Ingenlousness of the de
signing nnd H ho skill of workmanship.
The molding room occupies a small
building by itseif. The furnace has n
capacity of f00 pounds nnd as an ex
hibition of skill eastings were made in
the free forms. The iron drill nnd
lathe are in n room of the new me
chanics art building. Small plates of
iron were, drilled nnd the lathe was
both used in turning iron and in out
One of the chief attractions of the
afternoon was the annual guninlslum
exhibition held in the armory from 4
until fl o'clock. By 4 o'clock all the
sents were filled and "standing room
only" wns announced. Many people
crowded in nevertheless, nnd all avail
able space was filled. The Crowd was
good natural and seemed to take
great interest in the performances.
The program was prefaced by some
remarks by Chancellor MncLrnn, who
explained 'the intentions of the regents
to build an addition to the gymna
sium for the accommodation of the
great number of students who wished
to tnke work of this kind but nre pre
vented from doing so 'because of the
comparatively small gymnasium. Dr.
W. W. Hastings followed with n few
remarks upon the nnturc of the work
and the purpose of the exhibition.
The program was then given. The
records were not improved much.
Pillsbury raised the record on the
standing high jump from four fecit
four and three-fourths inches made
by Pat ton in '04 to four feet, ten
inches. In plnec of the usual recre
ative work the mock starts nnd the
"elephant" were substituted. These
were much enjoyed.
The following were the places and
scores of the contestants in each
Running high jump First place,
Plllsbury, 5 feet 1 1-2 inches; Water
man nnd Mnuck tied for second place,
I feet eight inches.
Standing broad jump First place,
M. S. Moore, 0 feet 2 inches; second,
Cowgill, 8 feet 11 1-2 Inches; third,
Hoard, 8 feet 4 a-4 inches.
Three standing broad jumps First
place, Plllsbury, 31 feet 1 Inch; sec
ond, Hoard 28 feet 1-2 inch; third,
Watermnn, 28 feet.
Twenty yard dash First place,
Bullnrd,3 seconds; second, Moore;
third, II. D. Andreson.
Horizontal bnr snap, for height
First place, It. D. Andreson, 7 feet 11
1-8 inches, second, Moore, 7 feet 9
Running high kick First place,
Hewitt, 8 feet 0s inches; Swnllow, 8
feet 0 inch.
Standing hop, step and jump First
place, Plllsbury, 28 feet 1, inches;
second place, Hoard, 20 feet 5g inch
es; Swallow, third, 24 feet 3 inches.
Stnnding high jumj First place
Plllsbury, 4 feet .10 inches; second,
Wntermnn; third, Swnllow.
Tht starts were made as follows:
Sitting with feet on the line, nnd ly.
ing on the back with feet on the
line. The object wns to see who
could first reach a certain line. Andre
son won three, Mooto one.
The work In body building was in-
tended to muu a iltllu of the dnlly
practice done in me gymnasium, it is
tne i cully pinmi-iii work, which must
bo taken iby all students who tune
work In the pnysical training depart.
nieiU. No student may enter miy con
test wlthoui i lie predinlnury training.
'JL'ho Charier day celebration was
most fittingly ended at the Oliver the
atre Wednesday evening. Tito 'build
ing was coiup.elciy tilled by a ropre
HouUitlvu university crowd, which wis
liberal with applause and character,
Tho program was opened by the or
chestra rendering Sousn's ' Sturs mid
Stripes Forever" with u swing and u
go that would hae pleased the com
Rev. Uliulman invoked divine bless.
ilio University doublo quartotto
then sang "Loud Kcho, Mighty Shouts
of .toy," by l-JskiM. It was rcnd'cretl
In a manner which docs irreut oredlt
to Prof Kimball, who trained the vole-
es on so short notice and to the slug-:
ers themselves. The close harmonics '
In the piece were rendered with a ore-
Clnluu and feeling that indicates great
possibilities for the club.
Governor Poynter wns then Intro-
dueed by Chancellor MneLenn. Ho an-
nounccd the signing of -the unlversit-
bill whereat the university veil
was raised and given with a will,
The chancellor expressed the thanks i
of the faculty and student
in tin np.
The speaker of the evening, Dr
T. Nightengale, superintendent of
high schools. Chicago, was then intro
duced and made a no tattle address.
His subject was "Wendell Phillips."
the same lecture that he delivered In
this city not long ago and which made
control of Director Kimball furnished
such a lnstlng impression upon those
who heard It, he was nsked to repeat
it on this occasion. It was without
doubt a notnble oration, demanding
the closest attention of thenudienco
from start to finish.
At the close of the address, tc Uni
versity mandolin club, consisting of
eleven members, rendered Johnson's
Gnytella waltz. Tt was executed excel,
lently, the different mandolins being
well bnlanced, nnd the volume of the
cuitnrs belnc well proportioned to
tlint of the mandolins. As an encore
thev gave "Georgia Camp Meeting."
The program was closed by the sing
ing of "America," by the audience led
by Prof. Klmbnll.
Among those alumni who have dis
tinguished themselves in scholary lines
Per Axel Rydberg, '91, is by no means
i u?i.!i.. i Z. i 1....1. l.. i
u-uM. .me ami: . muck u.u.jr , ,
Ida ivwl.- niwl wjih u-iinwn in mil low
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outside ot those witn wiioni ne came
in coninci in ins cuoseu tine oi woriv
lie took a 15. be. in '91, tlien tnilgnt in '
. . .
i iu Javiner .eaiiemy ai minui iiiujiij (
the next winter. He was n graduate
student at the University from '93 to
'95 holding an assistant's place the last
year, and taking his M. A. in botany iu
In practically every summer since
his graduation, Rydberg lias been In
tin. ottinlnvniiMil (if the Dciuil'tlUCIlt of
Agriculture, tuning been sent in n
to western Nebraska, In '93 to the
Sand Hills and in '94 to the laek
Hills to collect for the Division of bot -
any. and in '95 to Montana, Wvoin -
g.'and Colorado, and again in '90 to
Montana for the Division of Agrosto -
logy. In the summer of "'
again in Montana for Columbia Um-
Part of his time iu '99 was spent iu
study nt the herlmria In Washington
and nt Harvard University. From 95
to '97 he was a student at Columbia
University, holding a fellowship and
taking his doctorate there. While
there he supported nimseii uyi-'a5-
Ing In Upsnhi College in New Jersey
In July of this year, JJr. iiyuuerg ie
contes assistant curator of the New
York Botnitieitl Gardens tinder Dr.
While here the doctor published Part
21 of the Flora of Nebraska upon llo
sales. As a member of the Botanical
Seinina he worked actively on this
publication for the society. A "Mono
graph of Physnlis" and in '90, a "Re
port upon the Snnd Hill and Blnck
11111s," the latter a summary of his
work in the summers of '93 and '94,
are two more of his publicataion.
His most important work, however, is
his doctor's dissertation, "Monograph
o tithe Potentllleae," now just pub
lished. Their work" has attracted much
attention for itself and to Its author.
Tt is n very careful and accurate work
and is held by botnnists to be the au
thority In its' field. i
At Cape Town, South Africa, nn as
sociation of Princeton Alumni lias
NEW APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE.
Regents fleet Immediate Necessities at a Meeting
Thursday Letter From Secretary
PHI BETA PHI ENTERTAINS AT THE LINCOLN.
A Brilliant AffairHany Quests
The board of recruit ts of the state i
university met Thursday morning at 0
o'clock. The meeting hnd been ad.
ioiirned from the previous mornlnc. I
when only a short session hnd ocen !
held for conferring degrees upon
those who were to griutunte upon
Charter day. All .members were prcs.
out. Appointments to meet Immediate
necessities in different departments oc.
eunied the greater part of the meeting. I
Jessie Willis was made assistant in the I
chcinicnl store room. Jennie vox and
Harriet Cooke were given places as un. '
tlcrgruduutc renders in English liter. ,
ature. This was deemed necessary oiii
account oi an increase oi utty pupus
ii Mint ilepartnient at t lie beginning
of the second semester. Messrs. Els.
ton, Turner, Fisher, Stoltz, Hall and
Rose and Misses Post, Red field nnd
Stringer were approved ns assistants
in geology. II. N. Fcldiuan wns given
classes in mathematics. A. L. Hoaglln
was appointed to the place recently
vacated by 11. Mueller, who was called
to Chicago to accept a position with
an electrical company, Bruce V. Hill
u fellow in physics, was promoted to
tho va nk of assistant. E. V. Capps also
received an assistant position, and Z.
V.. Crook was raised iroin nselioliirshlp
to a fellowship In this department.
Daisy F. Ronnell was made a rccogniz.
ed tutor an botany. ,i zoology ("a ro.
line E. Stringer, David C. Hilton nnd
A. S. Pease were made assistants and
IS. A. Lyman a fellow by courtesy. W.
R. Johnson was appointed llreuinn
temporarily to succeed Henry Over,
A report was rend fiom T. F. God.
frey upon the condition of the vertical
tubular boiler in the engine house and
the repairs needed were ordered pur.
chased. A letter was read froinG. D.
M(lklp1ohll nmMant .secretary of war,
'" ,i""' , ,
.. ,.,,,, v t0 n renuest ..'oin the uoaro
f t , ;hks of n;e ncenit war
phies of the recent war with
Spain. It stated t lint he would be will,
' M II I II lllllllll
j,; to (lo nll in his ,10Wer for the uni.
vcrsitv, but thh
s point was out of his
jurisdiction, ns such trophies were gov.
'eminent property and could lie dis.
posed of only by nn net of congress.
A net was ordered purohased to pro.
teot the new pipe organ in the armory
during basket ball games. The com.
mittee of the faculty nppointcil last
fall to investigate the subject of n
I .. -.. r .' r:.U
university murmury ir v.m- n ..
students, reported. The. board decid.
led the matter out of their mrisil.ction.
jT Withe "''cy- T 5(lent MV" X
;""' "u -"""" '.,',.
! ';,u ' 7" $?" ' !fcctK
- u.d sick st. den s. Dtajton
fVvns accepted with resolutions of
f,nnUs ly tiie loaid.
00m 3, university hall, was assign.
t() t,)e vonn,r Woiiien of the instl.
ntm,t to 0 converted into u parlor,
l'ETAPIl I lONTTTltTAlNS.
pettiest dance of the season
J,, lnHt T,iewlnv ight by the
I ltnil,(.rs 0f y neta Phi. The rotunda
f d,,, jj,,coln wns n bewlmerlng maze
of colors, nnd the hall room was never
more elaborately decorated; nut tne
coziest and daintiest plnce of all was
the refreshment room where Mi's.
Sumner presided, assisted by Misses
Florence McGnhey, Ada Wattgli nnd
Maude Dutton. The receiving line,
consisting of Misses Lulu Wirt, Anna
Stuart and Lulu West introduced
Misses Vera Wattles, Sue Ashmum,
Mnrgeret Custer, Kntherine Thomas
and Evangeline Hazlewood ns new Pi
The members of Pi Beta Phi proved
themselves well trained entertainers.
They were everywhere all the time and
left nothing undone which might ndd
to the plensttre of their guests. The
unique feature of the occasion wns the
omission of the grand march, which
Is supposed to have received its death
blow in Lincoln with this party, since
It is nlrcady a thing of the past in, the
The party was chaperoned by Mr.
and Mrs, C.'H. Morrill, Mr. and Mrs. A.
,i. Snwycr, Mr. and Mrs. Wlllnrd Kim
ball, and Mr and Mrs. Raymond. Those
From Neighboring Cities Enjoy
who responded to the neatly engraved
May Dornlngton, Maude Wylie,
Maude Jusscii, Falls City; Gertrude
Dranuli. Omaha: Belle Reynolds. Ja
. nottc Post, York; Helen Hoover, ma.
mie Miller, Cora. Cropsey, Falrbury;
'Louise Gilbert, York; Helen Woods,
Gladys Henry, Miss Perkins, Lillian
Llndell, Ella Raymond. Dora Harlev
Maud Dutton, Mnble Richards. Jov
Webster, Bessie Turner, Grace Brondy,
Unm Jlmumoiul, Grace Bennett, Mln.
nie Morrill. Maude Graham. Mnv Hilt
gen, Helen llarwood, Edna Polk, Me
Mummy, Ethel Lackey, Daisy Minor,
inen uere, imuiccs Gere, Adelloyd
wliH.lng, Acme Griggs, Miss Lash, Ma
bel Hayes, May Lansing, Jennie Par.
ber, Katherine Sedgwick, An,na Stuart,
Lennie Stuart, Miss Lane, Ella Harper,
ICinlly Weeks, May.ie Ames, Anna
Harrows, Hlnnehe Garten, Sue Ash.
niuii, Quete Hnskcl.Chancellor and
Mrs. McLean, Mr. and Mrs. A. .1.
Weaver, Prof, nnd Mrs. Barbour, 'Mr.
nnd Mrs. Summers, Mr. and Mrs. Lnhr,
Mrs. E. W. Thomas, Mrs. Andrews of
Fnirbury, Vera Wattles, Lulu Wirt,
Grace Andrews, Derleen Woodwni-d
Margaret Custer, .Katherine Titoinns,
Lulu West, Grace Keynolds, Evange.
line Ilnzclwood, Amy Robinson, Flor.
cnee fcGnhev. 'nutrh. Anna Ly.
tt., mm Clrts&TTr,- .uessi-a.- Branch of
Oninhn; Eirl Williams, York; Edgar
Shaw, Greenwood; Jim Burks, Ilea,
triee; Enrl Wohn, Saunders, C. Mudge,
L. Mudge, Lafferty, Adams, Blackman',
M.irley, Hackney, Itisseir, Whitcmore,
llnst.le, Stratton.McDonald, Edmlston,
('. Barber, Watklns, Hayes, Dr. Jones,
illnrksworth, Mux Westernian, Lieb.
man, Cosurrove, ;ividson. Dales. Hum
phrey, llalph Ralncy, Frank Ralney,
Sininis, McCreery, McKllllp, Baldwin,
Bcod, Thomas, Folsom, Bicketts,
Beahlintder. Seldon, Sherman, Henry,
von Mnnsfcld, Mn.tson Teeter, Bischof,
Kind, Clelnnd. Fisher, Klmbnll, Weaver
v Turpin, Dc Hanson, Gregory, Blch.
mils, Clapp, Sawyer, Virgil Barber,
JERRY HERMANN WRITES.
.Tereinlali Rebmann, now in Mnnlla
with the First Nebraska, who is well
known in the university, in a letter to
a student here, makes some references
to the trouble with Colonel Stotsen
burg which may be of Interest. The
letter is dated Maniln, January 1. Re
garding the Colonel he says: "The
boys kick ngood deal about Colonel
Stotsenburg. 1 'believe they are much
in the wrong. They lny everything
bad on him. They say he is responsi
ble for everything. They say he is re
sponsible that we nre yet in Manila
and not nt home. They sny that ho
Is responsible that our Christ mns
presents were sent to Mexico or Texns
or nobody knows where.
But then 1 hnte to see them all cast
slurs on Stotsenburg simply because
Stotsenburg is n soldier and nllows no
monkey work, nnd because there is n
little politics behind it, (Here follows
some references to Lieutenant Colton.)
1 prefer Stotsenburg ns an officer if
all politics are left out and the army
is run according to 'military princi
ples, ns it ought to be. Politics have
no place In the army, and above all
not In the field. Well, that Is enough
of that; simply let me say that I be
lieve Stotsenburg is misunderstood
and unnecessarily hated by the boys,
npd even by the officers, and they nre
to be censured for that. Stotsenburg
is not without faults, but then who
Burr Clark Chamberlain, captain of
the Yule 'foot ball team during the sen
son of '98, has been selected to conch
the Stanford team during the coming
season, He wns on the All Americnn
team nnd has played center, end, half
back and toekle all successfully and
is besides nn accurate and ' skillful
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