The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, March 06, 1899, Image 1

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Yol. VII. No. 28.
I'iiiok 5 Ckntb
prollmlnary Contest to bo Hold
Friday Evening.
Violin Solo Gondollera, Hans Sitt;
Robert Rcrkcy.
Soprano solo "Leave Me Not," Lulgl
Denzii; i-.Jcaiior Raymond.
Piano solo Etude In A major No. 0,
Kwnst; Rose Clark.
Contralto hoIo Aria fr. "Israel In
l''g.Vt," liacndel, Eugenia Outncr.
Pint no solo To Mm livening1 Star,
Wugner.Llszt; Nellie Cave.
Tenor hoIo Arlu from "Tlia Rorc
Maiden," F. II. Cowen; John Martin.
Piano hoIo Preludes, Oh'opln; II ml.
nor, II flint Major, 0 Major, Snsanne
Fiction la Especially Plentlfuj
During February.
The annual oratorical contest to be
held on Friday evening, March 10, in
Iho illiberally oliupel given promise of
being tin best lii'ld for yearn.
Bleu'ii contestants 'have submitted
manuscripts to the judges. Of these,
i 13. Kdgurton, editor In eliief of the
Hesperian- is well known. He won
second place in the contest three years
niro. Miss Itonsi Alderman is a trained
ciwiitioniot and excellent writer. F.
X Niins and F. W. Bartos gave evl.
donee of tlielr ability in tlie reeent
dcbiiti'H. ('. C. Crouch Is the possessor
of a gold medal won in a oontest at
Fremont. C. F. Homier, a new stu.
dent, bus already made a reputation
na a deelalmer and impersonator,
showing long familiarity with the plat.
f..i.i. C. W. Jones and It. L. Water.
.inn are as vet unknown. The friends the list. W. (i. (loutermun. formerly
of each have strong faith in tlielr null.' of Hnrvnrd, is probably tlhu most
ity. Lee Berry received rank on promising man. He has 'been coaching
manuscript in a recent society con. j for several seasons, ami comes highly
test. II. It. Tucker has won tlie i'ai.
Indian boelety contest for two eonse.
ciitiw years. G. E. Talbot who does
Sccral applications liave been re.
eelved from eastern foot bail men to
ni.ic'h 0111 teitut the coining ,eur,
Among tlie most promising eaudldatcs
are Arthur T. Corwln, of Yale, former
half.lmek for that Institution; Fred W.
Murphy, eaptain of Urown eleven of
'tis, and a uieniln'r of the twin for
four years, lie Is strongly recom
mended by Coach Robinson, 'formerly
of this school. W. 11. Hlack, hulT.liack
from Princeton, Is another ineiinber of
nil lie undertakes so easily, was one
of tlie mast forcible and eloquent
speakers In tlie preliminary debates.
Professors of the un.versity and oth
ers who 'have criticised tilie nianu.
scripts say that they are excellent;
tlmt we can put them against the best.
An tlie speakers are doing hard and
energetic work for perfection in deltv.
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The iiniortance oi we wuiiu .
greater than ever before. Tlie uni
versity is to entertain' tlie great in.
terstate Oratorical contest this year.
It goes without saying, that we must
win the State contest to be held soon
nt Bellevue College. To make a sue.
cess of the Interstate debate. Ne.
bruska must 'be represented 'by a uni
versity of Nebraska man.
To 'that end we must wdrk from the
i..w:,i.i,,n .n. nvcrv lover of the
university bend liis efforts toward in
suring the success of the local con.
test To win the state and secure a
recommended especially from Indiana
University, Ravine- played both in and
behind tihe line, he is especially adapt,
ed 1o all sides of the wrk. It is nu.
derstood that the liead eoacli will be
assisted 'by several former Nebraska,
players next year. This will greatly
s'treiigfihen tlie team.
Correspondence with Michigan for a
gnmio brings very favorable replies for
a iriime at Ann Arbor or Detroit dur.
ing OotolH'r, One other game will
probably be selieouicd in Illinois or
Indiana Jf this trip is made. Minnesota
'has signified a willingness to play us
on our own grounds if a date can be
agreed upon. There will be little
trouble about the guarantee. With
games scheduled on the home grounds
with Kansas, Missouri, Kansas City
Medics, and Minnesota, there is no rea.
son why we should not only make a
record for ourselves, but also put a
neat, surplus In our treasury,.
Tin. Dellnn Litcrnv Society held a
........ ..uinncfn nraimrlPJll GOlltCSL ill
high place in Uie interstate is oi m ., PVening. There were
importance tban are oil the e '" ' CP Horner, C. W.
gridiron. In the past we Iiiinc been "''
Sulcc. I these contests "-ueenstown was ,he
the Intellectual ability of our student he ImM k o J y,"11"", e viv,
body comes i.vto compc Uon with W it f gf J wcrv and devotion
of other institutions. If prpiier y . up. "; lt P fJ'"'1 .,,,,,, tliat latUo.
. , .., i. .....l .,t f.wi fnr her
record. It every student lend ids
aid. , ,
There has been somewhat or a ten.
dencv on the part of fraternities to
..,,. iii iiii work as that of the liter.
nry societies. Tills should not be so.
The contest Is u university Institu
tion. On our representative depemls
our renutation. Moreover, among the
orators and delegates to the interstate
will be found members of all .our f ra.
terniti's. On the local chapter alw),
Uie asweiation must depend for the so
cial functions Of that time. 'I o Unit
end, arrangemeivts are already being
made by the ollleers and local frater.
nity men. , , ,,,
Of the eleven eomtestants, only tlie
Beven receiving highest rank on innnu
.jcript will speak. Hence the contest
will be entertaining, close, nmcl excell.
.... nu... i,nD iniiuti. Silent ni the city
hn' been secured for the evening. Tlie
nhsoeiation can well promise a most
,f'tl... Aiiinrteilll soldiers
His delivery was easy and graceful.
C W. .lones spoke on "The Home
and the Man." He made William
Lloyd Garrison his hero and was very
forceful in his characterization.
was the sunjeci oi i. n.
iFertlg, J. W. Scce&siou and rccon.
struetlon of Tenn.
iI'Mslier, S. G. Evolution of the con.
stltution of the U. S.
MIcb' Hegister, 1837.J8. Tlieso 18
volumes almost complete our set of
tins nire and valuable joiTrnnl.
Richardson, .1. D. Messages and pa.
pers of the presidents, This is the 9th
volume of tliis work and brings It
down to Cleveland's second term.
illopes. .1 C Story of the Civil war.
The second volume and devoted on.
Mrcly to the year, 1 80S. Excellent maps
accompany it.
Meownlf. 'I'hls Is a copy of
uiil(iie Cotton manuscript in
llritlsh museum accompanied
Cooke, (I, W. Poets and problems.
Maria ml, Marion Where ghosts
walk. Descriptions of the homes of
famous men and women who have lived
in many lands. Good pictures.
Mutton, It. II, Literary essays.
Ilobson, .). A. John iluskin'. An
exhausthe study of Uiiskln's work
and place as a social reformer.
Slirgleton, Esther. -Turrets towers
and temples. Pictures and descrip.
tions of many of the famous buildings
of the world.
Hellainy, Kdward. The bllndman's
world. TJie last volume printed by the
author of Looking backward. Short
Stories characterized by unusual 1m.
agination and realistic portrayal of its
consequences. W. I), llowells writes a
critical foreword.
Deland, Margaret. Old Chester
tales. Short stories of common, every
day heart experiences in a quiet old
town of tlie Pennsylvania of 40 years
ago. Humor is delightful and' the
style remarkable pure.
Duivton, Theodore Watts. Aylwin.
One of the most auiklug novels of the
year. A leading critical journal calls
it a "Study in Hysteria." ..uthor is
leading literary critic on the London
Athenaeum and has had this book in
manuscript nearly twenty years. Many
prominent English literati figure in its
imges under thin disguises.
Grinnell, G. R Story of the Indian.
A popular account of the religious,
social and political life of the Amerl.
can Indian. The book is one of the
excellent "Stories of the West" scries.
'Harris, .loel C. Tales of the home
folks. More delightful stories of the
south by the author of Uncle Remus.
Hewlett, Maurice. Tlie forest lovers.
This noel won tlie prize of $2.50 of.
fered by the Ixmdon academy for one
vf the :i best, books of the year. It is
Storms, W. 11, Mine timbering.
bwoope, L, V. Lessons in prautlenl
AVilsoii, 11. S. Practical tool maker
and designer. i
11 1'li.OSOPHY.
Leibniz MonodolOgy.
Mitch, Ernst. Analysis of the sen
sations. McLennan, S. P. Impersonal Judg
ment. Sctli, Andrew Man's place In t'he
Dietrich, P. Mbllogmp'hlc der
deutschen zeltsehrlften llt'leratur.
tlordell, J). Repertoire bibiiograph.
Iquc ties prlncipales revues Fran
caiscs, 1S08.
These two bnnkx Ivy author and nub
Jcct. the mutter in- several hundred
leading French and Gorman literary
and sclcutillc journals.
Internatioiia'l Cyclopaedia 15 vols.,
IMI8. This Is the latest and one or the
best, of American eneyelopadliis. A
lending feature is Its good maps and
Graduate courses 1898. This is t'he.
latest handbook outlining the gradu
ate work offered bv a dozen of our
leading universities.
'Ryhttid, F. Chronological outlines
of English "literature. An excellent
hand'book of bare facts regarding- nu
thors and tlielr works.
Hrush (1. J. Manual of mliuM'plo
g.v. Dana. E. VS. Text book of mineral
ogy. 'Kemp. J. F. Geology of the Iike
Placid region.
Passed Against Seniors at a
Late Meeting.
At liviltivn 11
Edirerton's oration. He dwelt on the L fniry tale for grown folks, of love in
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honors in France prior to me ...
tion and showed tlie part puiyeu uj
Mlrabeau. Edgerton was given first
place by five judges and second by the
sixtn. . ,. ,J, ....
1 A. Hartos sjioke on "Uiimm .
ishinent Should be Abolished." He
was unfortunate in not having his ora.
Ho.. vvill ennunitted.
The judges on manuscript.
i...f..uon,v riiiiUvi.ll. Fossler and
ley; on delivery, Dr. Dayton, Superln.
tendent Saylor and Professor Miller.
The school of music gave its fourth
recital of the season In the chapel last
Thnrsdnv eveninir. Several students
made their first appearance, among
whom were fiusa line Ashmuii. of Atch.
ison, Edna King of Osceola ami Hob.
i-rt Rurkey. the violinist, unuh Htjlcc'
tion was heartily encored by the nu'.
enee. Tlje conitralto duet by Misses
Otner and Reynolds was of a 'high
class and showed the higher arts
taught in. our school of music. John
Martin Bang "The ttoso Maiden' in a
very fine tenor voice and was well ap.
predated. '
The program as rcmiereo iouu.
Piano solo Invention No. 8, tp
voiced, Raeh; Serenade Op. 20, Chaimin.
ade; Mimietto Op. 23, Ohaminade;
Edna King. . ..
Soprano solo "Villanelle," Bm Dell
Acquaj Mrs. C. S. Hart.
iPinno solo Valse Op. 17. Moszlc.
Duet for two contraltos "Niglvt
llvmntt n ., A Corlncr Thomas;
Eugenia Getner, Grace Iteymolds.
Pile Haydon Art exhibit closed Tucs.
dav niirht. Tlie excellent, repumuuiv
1 " n ..... i 1 ...,4.nt,liwl III
of the exinim. nas nwn n....
though no picture as faliious as
"Rreaking Home Ties" .hero last year
was on exhibition. The club came out
ahead but not so much as they should
owing to the poor patronage extended
V h. ..ui,m i,v the student body.
TO Uie I'M""""" -y "- .t . .,, ii,
Of more than 2,ouu stuuenis ..u ;-,
ty one took advantage of the students
J..:. ... ...i ,.iuitwi tlie art rooms LlUfl
is a poor showing and does no: point
toward tlie same concession being
Ranted university students .mother
J' Miss Tnrker will have n exhibition
of Hier own work in her studio all this
week The pictures will be for sale.
She .has already sold a conshlerab le
lumber and to those wan'tlng an we
would advise going eariy m ...c
Mr. Hnshnell, city postmaster, ice.
Hired before the class on journalism
? T"esda5: rx, shen
nrious South
.i,nf tf.ii it newspapers
snent several years in various
A,vlf.nn, cities and observed
newspapers closely. His talk was very
interesting and was much enjoyed by
the class.
a land that is "wist of tlie sun and
west of t'he moon." The meaning of
tlie book will be as different as indi
viduals. Remnrka'ble for its archaic jind ele
vated literary style and for its wide
ranging vocabulary.
Thompson. Maurice- Stories of the
Cherokee Hills. Seven stories illustra
ting t'he simple, primitive- life or tne
people of northern Georgia.
lllileairo School Commission. Re
port. President Harper of the Chi
cago University was chairman of tlie
Committee making this notable rejiort
containing recommendations for tlie
reonranlzntlon of Chicago's public
Leonard, D. L Story of Oberlln
State Aid to Higher Education A se
ries of noloble addresses given at
John Hopkins, dealing chiefly with
the growth and work of the state uni
versities of the middle west.
Holies, A. S Industrial History of l
tlie United States.
.leans, J. S. Trusts, Tools and Cor
ners. Contains a strong chapter on
railroad pools.
Lloyd, II. D Wealth Against Com
inonwealtih. A discussion- of the evil
effects of pools and trusts.
Smith, 0. A. The free trade move
ment in England.
American Institute of Electrical En
gineers. Transactions for 1898.
Martin & Wetrfer "Electric motor
and ito applications. National Elec
tric. Light association Proceedings
"Reagan', IT. C. Locomotive mech
anism and engineering.
fihilletto, F. YV. TTandbook of Cor
liss steam engines.
Harvard I'nlversltv claims n.s mem.
hers of her instructing force two grad.
nines oi me university of Nebraska.
i nese two are examples of what In
dustry and scholarship may do for
nny one. The older one is George W.
Rotsford, who took -his B. A. in 1884.
lie was a gnadumte student of Johns
Hopkins University from '84. 8(i and
was instructor in DcLnmd University,
F orida uriiiy th" year ' 0.7. F ij
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H7 to '.ill notsford was jirofessorfff
(Jicvk tn ICnlmazoo College, MI eiljvit.
Jie oDiimnea ins- m. a. Here in '89, and
'00 went to Cornell as graduate stu.
dent and instructor, obtaining his
(lout orate in 'HI. From '91 to '93, he
was -instructor in Worcester academy,
Massachusetts, and in the latter year
he became professor of Creek In Heth.
any college. From this position Rots,
ford was called to be instructor in ills,
tory at Harvard in 1893, where lie is
nit present. He was one of tiwo mem.
hers elected to Phi Ilcta lvaP'P" from
his class.
The other one Is Homer J. Edmiston,
who took a R. A. in 1892, then went no
Cornell as instructor nv litin, and
took his doctorate there in '0.'). He re.
niained at Cornell till the fall of '97,
when he went to Princeton as Instruct.
or in Latin. Unst fall Edmiston was'
called to Harvard as adjunct profes.
sor of litin.
Edmiston is a Phi Delta Theta and
was one of his class elected to Phi Heta
Kapjxi. In S92.:i he was a first lieu,
tenau-t and adjutant of the battalion.
He was one of tlie most military udju.
ta.nts the battalion ever hud. Ye ed.
itor, drilling at thn.t time as a private,
renieni'bered that Hie adjutant once
read, "The coinjKinies will drill upon
the campus till six thirty, whwi the
battalion will be formed for dress par.
ade," and that he did not even see tlie
pVi ii t -when tlie cadets smiled.
Whereas, There has been discovered
about Hhe domains of t'he university,
to 'the detriment of tlie health and
welfare of the whole community of
"Lincoln, even to Its remote suburbs, a
very obnoxious public nuisance, which
is apt to germinate comtagious dls.
eases and vidlent uprisings of over am.
mtinus seniors; and
Whemis, It has always been the sta.
ble policy of the present respected
Junior class to use all iKxssible and
honorable 'moans for the advancement
of civilization of society and tlie wjI.
fare of humanity; therefore,
He It resolved, by tlie honorable
class of 1900, in mass assembled, fully
realizing the true mud sacred princip'es
and ideals' of the great brotherhood of
ina.n, tlmt it Is the true sentiment of
tills class tlmt the tilings called "sen.
lor canes," otherwise known as shin-,
ney clubs, are notlilnig more than pub.
lie nuisances, sapping tlie very vital
life of society by their degenerating'
Influences, and, be It further,
Resolved, lly the class of 1900, tint
these public nuisances, so called sen.
lor canes, arc and of rlgflut ought to
lie five and independent of all sen.
iors, and for carrying out, of this ho.
jnane and civilizing reformation;
He- it resolved still further that It
is the sense of this class that a bounty
of tern cents should be and hereby is
offered by the class for exterminating
and abating each and every said public
nuisance taking Iflie shnpe of a senior
Provided, that no came Shall be for.
elbly seized, or extorted from tlie own.
er thus Incurring possible danger to
the physical welfare of the seniors.
It was left by its owner as a tempta.
tion to tlie Juniors and their agents.
The native virtue of ,thc iljuniors gwvo
way. The-xm ue miffMHivanr Iiithc up.
per regions of tlie Rurr block. On the
-third day thereafter, it was resurrect,
ed by the owner, who, however, left
no angel sitting on the stone to inform
the wily Juniors thereof.
Last Sat unlay the Junior came trust,
finally believing that tlie came was so.
cure in their stronghold, put up two
dollars ami fifty cents to prove that
Mr. Warner could not produce his
cane. .Mr. Warner useo tlie money to
entertain his numerous friends ut a
candy festival last Sunday. The thirfy
couples present report an enjoyable
time, mid have ever since been busy
praising the generosity of the Juniors.
It is to 1h! feared, though, that the
Juniors find experience an expensive
f teacher.
Tlie ojmmi drill of the Pershing Ri.
ties announced for Thursday evening
did not occur as it was thought advis.
able to wait until the cross belts and
white leggings were ready to be worn.
The regular drill took place, however,
and was gone through with im a very
good manner considering tlie limited
space to which the company was coin.
ielled to confine itself. A number of
interested spectators were in the
The second meeting of the Latin
Colloquium was held Tuesday eve
ning. Professor Rarber presided nnd
the meeting was opened by a presenta.
tion by L. W. King of several articles
from the Classical Review. This was
followed by a discussion of tlie mebus
of Vergil taken from the Englis'h Jour
nal of Pliolology and presented bvMr.
Jeffords. Mr. Manss then read an nr.
IMe from tilie American Journal cf
Archaeology on the excavations in
Palestria and Sanlinia. Prof, lhirbcr
then resumed his discussion of Ben.
netts' grammar begun at the last meet,
ing 'and tlie remaining time wns taken
up by Dr. Johnson on the Colloquium
Fratrmu Arvallum.
A chanige has been made, In tlie pro
visions governing' competition for
tlie three literary prizes offered by
tlie Century Magazine. Tlie competi
tion is open to those, college gradu
ates who received the' degree of A. 11.
in tflic years '97 or '98, or to those un
dergraduates who expect to receive
the degree witlutho classes of '09 or
1900. The prizes are iF2!l eacn, one
Whereas, it has pleased the Allwlse
Cod to call from this earth, the brother
of our fellow Delian, J. F. Boomer,
tb ere fore, be it resolved, that we, the
Delian society of the University of Ne.
braska extend to him and to tne iam.
lly of the deceased our heartfelt sym
pathy in, their bereavement, and be it
further resolved, that a copy of these
resolutions be sent to Mr. Boomer,
one to each of the university papers
and also that a copy be placed upon
the Delian Society rcconls.
Signed: '
offered for n poem of not less than
fifty lines, one for nn essay of not less
than four tfliousand words, nnd one
nlA nt vl fnu..vit -Mimi "fmlT
thousand- nor more Ulian eiglit thou- all of th'cm holes and
sand wonls. - n"1"1 ncm-
"I 'have just been thinking of this
canejbottom chair." '
"What is to think about that chair?"
"I have just been wondering what
fellow ' took the trouble to find
put straws