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Vol.. VII. No. 28.
TALBOT AGAIN WINNER.
Intercolloglato Contost Pruvos
Easy. Grand Island Gets
Socond Place. J
The llftconlh annual contest .it the'
Nebraska collegiate oratorical associ
ation was held in the Omaha Y. M. C.
A. auditorium last Friday evening he-:
in,' in charge o. Hellenic college. I
The university delegation went '
down on the morning- train in order'
to participate in the business meeting,!
which was lichl at Uellcvuc. President '
Pnoktis called the meeting to order at i
2 o clock. After the usual preliminary
business the order new business was
taken up. and there followed a hard
but unequal tight upon several ques
tions. Applications were made by
Creighton college and Cottier univer
sity for admission to the association,
both of which were granted.
An amendment to the constitution
was read and passed, providing that
the contest be held on or before the
third Friday in March of eaeh year.
Doane then proposed an amendment
as follows: "That after the contest of
April 7, 1S99. no member of any law
school, school of medicine or technical
school, nor -myotic taking any work In
any such school or schools be allowed
to compete." After a stormy tight, de
spite the efforts of Warner, Maguirc
and Penedict, the amendment witi
passed, the university alone voting in
the negative. It was the same spirit
of petty jealousy which has always
characterized the smaller colleges "in
the association. It is this littleness
which continually comes up that
causes the university to consider the
advisability of joining with Kansas,
Iowa and Missouri in an organization
of some dignity, leaving the present
association to colleges of their own
The following oftlcers were elected
for the coming year: President, A. G.
Abbott, (.rami Island; vice president,
IS. Jv. Warner, university of rsebraska;
1-hhiuc; no.ii iicicgiiic, wave iuurpny.
Creighton. Grand Island lias the con
test next year.
At 0:30 in the evening a banquet was
given, with (J. A. Penedict as tonst
master. This was a very pleasant fea
ture of the contest.
At 9 o'clock the crowd had become
almost exhausted and was ready for
the program. A half hour had been
site nt in making as much noise as pos
sible. Yells, songs and good uatured
bantering had nut everyone in good
condition for enjoying the orators.
Pellcvue had the largest and noisiest
delegation, and had a good lisi of yells
and songs, the following yells being
And a Ye Yi! and a Yo Yi!
Ami a Ye Yi Yo Yi Yum. Yum. Yum!
(Jot. a Pat Trap Piggcr Than a Cat
(Jet a Pat Trap Piggcr Than a Cat
Yum, Yum, Yum!
Shelly, Shally! Poom-a-Laka Pah!
Kali, Pah. Pah!
Tho first "oration was "The Mission
of War," by Shaltcross of Pellevm. He
spoke in part as follows:
"Wars deserve a prominent pan in
the ecnomy of the world. The teni
Krary effects are undenyably bad, but
out of the violent, throws of war na
tions spring forth. War is an organ
izer of forces which bring advance
ment. The sword is the weapon of
liberty. All liberties are traceable to
armed resistance. Put a new spirit
has come. The czar's proclamation
voices Christ's spirit of peace."
The orator's voice was well tinier
control, but pitched a trifle high. Hin
delivery was rather too studfed ind a
spasmodic emphasis attracted inherse
attention. He secured second place
from two judges on delivery nn.l till
three on mnnnscript.
The second orator was Kirby of
(rand Island, with "The Anglo-Saxon
The Highest Type of Civilization."
"National greatness," he said, "con
sists in the possession of the three el
ements, physienl. intellectual, and spir
itual. The spiritual was domineut in
the Jewish race; the intellectual
typified in the Athenian Greek; while
Hie physical was left to the city on the
Tilier. Each of these excelled in some
one phase of strength, but none com
bined 'he three. Of all races today
none save the Anglo-Saxon have solved
the problem of a combination. The
Anglo-Saxon race Is girdling the oirth
with a stream of light like the ring of
This oration received two firsts on
manuscript, but the orator has few f
anv qualities for public speaking.. His
voice is good in quality, but the couch
of affectation makes it unplensnnr.
His head was held rather too high and
a continual closing o( the eyes made
n bad effect on those present.
Tnllmt. the university orator, then
tallowed with Ids production "William
lie had an opposition In point of tie
Ihoiy, receiving three llrsts, but se
cured only one llrst on manuscript.
Mr. Talbot's power lies In his voice,
which is deep and resonant, but not
strong, lie follows the conversational
sl,le of delivery i but with such ear
nestness as to hold his audience wlh
etiFc. His gestures are not good, a to
continual use of the right arm to de
note emphasis, becoming monotonous,
"I'lirest, a Sign of Progress." was
the theme chosen by Mnhcrg of "Doane.
"direst results from the clash or the
new with the last llngerings of the old.
We, who stand in tho full light of the
present, cannot comprehend the oast.
Look back on the origin of monarchy
and follow the upheavals and revolu
tions of the past, Luther was a strong
factor in the world's unrest. Tho In
vention of printing marked the world's
The laboring man of today reads and
thinks. He seeks a wider horizon. Ho
must be satisfied in this or revolution
threatens. The spirit of avarice
threatens In the present. There is an
interdependence of capital and labor.
This economic condition must be set
tled. Mind and heart will solve the
problem. The divine spirit of brother
hood is dawning."
Mr. Mnhcrg lias good stage presence,
but speaks too rapidly. He showed a
little nervousness at times, ami .mii'
fered from a slight fault of memory.
Following are the niarkinirs. The
decision seemed satisfactory to all:
Judges on manuscript: W. M. Poard
shotir, president of Iowa state college
of agriculture, Ames, Iowa; Dr. J. i).
S. Piggs, president of Ottawa univer
sity, Ottawa Kns.; Dr. V. 11. Snow,
chancellor of Kansas university, Law
rence, Kns. On delivcrv. Hon! II. W.
Paldwln. Council Pluffs. la.: Yictor K.
Ponder, "Nonpareil." Council PlutTs,
la.: lion. J. C. Cowin, Omuhu. Net).
Thofollowini'is the rank lrivon hv the
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HIGH SCHOOL HEAT EN.
The high school and university base
ball teams met at tlie opening game of
tlie season on the university campus
Saturday afternoon. Poth teams
played with quickness and snap con
sidering tlie bad condition of the
grounds. From start to finish the uni
versity team out played their oppon
ents, winning by a score of P.' to 2.
The game gave supporters of ea-'h
team an excellent npMrt unity to study
new material and speculate upon Hie
Mssibilities of the season. After the
game Captain Peeder of the university
uin expressed himself as much
pleased with tlie work done by tlie
The now men in the game, McDcr
uiot. Pell, Lehiner, Cuscaden and
Kingsbury, till showed up in first-class
shape. For the high school DePutron
and Winger deserve notice. Their
good work was, however, very much
handicapped by the ragged playing of
some other iiieinliers of tlie toim.
Reynolds at first base and Johnson at
sctoud played a pnssahle game at
times, while nt others, they made some
dip-us'l reus error. The players and the
m-oic by inning wns as follows:
Univoisity. High .School.
Peeder s. Paymond
McDeinot- -2b 2'UIolinson
Pliss--rf rf Dnbson
Gordon Sb ai DePutron
Kingxhiin -of erf Nickel
. .. .o Wringer
. II) PeynoJds
. q Pigge.stalV
5 10 4 2 012
0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Score by in wings:
High school 2
Dr. Hastings went to Crete Satur
day to talk on "Methods of Training"
to the students of Doane college and
the Crete high school.
The meeting of the zoological club
Thursday evening was of unusual in
terest. Professor Pordycc of Wesloy
an told the results of investigations
of freli water fauna by , Professo.
Pichards on Lake St. Clair. Professor
Penedict of Lincoln high school dis
cussed the results of Professor Ward's
work In the same line on Lake M'elii
trnn. and Professor Ward reviewed
Professor Rirgc's work on Lake Mon-dota.
Grand Island ...
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OK NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, APRIL 10, 1899.
PHI PSI CONVENTION.
Delegates From Neighboring
The convention of the Fifth district
of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity opened'
Wednesday afternoon at the elutjitur.
IIOUsc. 10,10 (i street, and oiiinn m n
close Thursday evening with a lvtn-
quot a, tho Lincoln hotel. j
Hie convention was united to order
hy George C. Shedd, arelion of tho dls-,
met. Olliecrs of the convention were I
elected and committees appointed. The'
delegates reported on tlie conditio-! of
each chapter and tlie arelion mad.' ai
detailed report on the condition of the1
'""""" ihiiimiii.i iiiui-iiiiig papers
on matters of interest, to the fratern
ity were read and discussed and mis
eol'Vineoiiv htisinoMK wus t run-snot. d.
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tingiiiiiiiiiiury loiegrnins were rt
ceived from tlie conventions of the oth-'
or four districts, then meeting in the Life at Stanford." 11. A. Paner, Cali
various sections of the country east of tornia Peta: "Tlie Western Man " A. 7.
here. Smith Wisconsin Alnha: "Plii "ll in
The ousiiiess sessions of the coiiwu- F.xilo," II. G. Shedd, Nebraska Alpha;
lion were conducted Thursday even- "Our Groat Fiuiilh." F. II. Wood,
ing at about 7 o'clock the final ses- Kvi'i-.Mis Alpha: "Our SoNlior.s." T. P.
sion having lasted all afternoon and Lansing, Wisconsin Gamma: "Til" Al
woll Into the evening. Some exi client timnl." W. A. Solloek. Minnesota Al
papers on fraternity questions wvro pha: "Farewell," Arelion George C.
presented and the discussions on them ! Shedd, Nebraska Alpha,
were earnest and spirited. The olee- j The delegates arrived Tuesday af
tion of nu archon v. the district result-! ternnon and evening. Tuewlav even
ed in tlie choice of George C. Shedd of! ing they gut hered at tlie elmptcr
the local chapter, wlio was previously j house and mot the local chapter and
holding the otliee by appointment to , several alumni of the city, becoming
till a vacancy. Madison, Wis., was so-1 thoroughly acquainted wi'tli them and
looted as the place for holding ilie j with one another before taking up the
ne.M uisirioi convention, alter tae Wis
consin and Iowa chapters had made a
spirited contest for it. Tlie oomicition
was confidently expressed by th dele
gates that the convention' had been
ami would be of "groat benefit to tlie
chapters of the district and their mem
bers. 'Plie loeal chapter entertained at a
cotillion at the Lincoln hotel in honor
of the delegates. The large dancing
hall was elaborately decorated with
JhV.Jteniity .oohvrs, HHscjudanu
cream of the University oiMrilowerST
i tie members otul alumni of Hi-? Ne
braska chapter together with dele
gates made up about forty couples,
which were led through many pretty
and amusing figures by 11. G. Shedd
and Miss llargreaves. An unusually
large numlicrs of figures were origin
al ami both design and execution wore
the work of the painstaking and emi
nently successful loaders. At II
o'clock luncheon was served from the
ordinary and was followed by more
The party was chaperoned by Chan
cellor and Mrs. Maclean, Mr. and Mrs.
C. II. Gere. Mr. and Mrs. D. A. (Jtmip
hell Mr. and Mrs. S. 11. Puruhaiu.
Tlie delegates from away were l S.
Porter, Claude Lusc and L. A. Pag
University of Minnesota; P. W. Childs,
Peloit college; L. T. Flynn and L. P.
White. University of Iowa; Howard
Paner. Poland Stanford. Jr., Universi
ty: F. K. Woods and Hamilton, Uni
versity of Kansas.
The others present Wednesday even
ing were: Misses Pobiuson ami Pob
inson. Lelimcr mid Lehnier. Oinulia;
Douglas, Deweose. Tukey, Hargre-ives,
HciiK'ker. Wood-," Welter. Itavmi"l,
Jny lies, Poiiucll, Pridge. McMeneniy.
Cunningham. Holbrook, Welch, Ham
mond Miu'ombor. Maeoinbor, Wet el,
LaSallo, Jackson, Andix-ws, Hayes,
(Jet-". (Jere, Winger, Maof.irland,
Thompson, Wiggonliorn, Polk, Yancll,
Millar Sedgwick, Lansing, Allen.
Messers. W. I). Peed, Carl Fricke of
Plattsmouth, Wiggenhorn of Ashland,
II. G. Shedd, Clarke, Christie, Prown,
G. C. Shedd, Collett. Haeckor, ( hapin,
Wcds. Poai-so, L. W. Korsmeycr. L ii
tuer. W. C. Peed, MiHielicster, Cu.-oa-dein,
Campbell, Hayes. Piekards. Cran
daM. Kn'gel. Dewof-o, Noiion. Parber.
Ivinvba!'! of Wax no Sedywick of York.
Williams of York. F. A. Korsmeycr.
The convention banqueted Thursday
night at the Lincoln hotel. Delegates,
members of the looal chapter and
alumni wen present to the number of
fifty, seated at a long table down the
middle of the hall. Potli the hall and
the table wore beautifully decorated,
the former with the flags and bunting
that hud gnaertl it for the occasion of
the cotillion of the evening lieforo and
the table by an immense hunch of
lilies, clusters of roses at short inter
vals and by loose flowers sent by
the women's fraternities of the univer
sity. The gifts of the 'after wore no.
conipanicd by expressi it.s of congrat
ulations to the members of the dis
trict convention. The loeal chaptt-s
of Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Thetn
and Kappa lapia Gnnima and icernl
individual nicnilors of those wor.
nniong the initnler extending greet
Music was furnished by Hngenow's
orchestra. Hev. W. IT. Manss of Ohio
Hotn chapter acted as toastmaster. Af
ter the banquet was dispased of. flic
evening was enlivened by the singing
of college ami fraternity songs an 1 the
giving of the different college yells.
Just before the banqueters) dispersed,
the whole company joined in giving
tlie yell of eaeh college and university
represented, after being instructed in
it by delegates from the different
Tlie menu was as follows:
New York Counts
Cream of Asparagus Croutons
p,,1,k,,l W1'lo VM Maltre d'llotol
,, (fwee,! liT Ch,c,,e
Supreme of Chicken. Maryland
NoaiMilitaine Ice' Cream
' i nucc Uigurs
hi. ff.utitu ,t.i..t .... r-.! !...
Toastmnstor Pev. W. 11. Manss, Ohio
Peta; "Our New Dlsrict ' C. '.. l.i-sf.
n ii.Hi.iii IU IV !,- IWIIlMini
.Minnesota Peta Phi Psi: "Gentleman,"
L. T. Llviin. Iowa Alnlui! l.Vntiiilt
work of the session. A very pleasing
incident of the evening was' the arriv
al at the house of a box of cigars, ex
pressing the kindly feelings toward
tlie convention of the members of the
looal chapter of Phi Delta Theta.
RECITAL BY MPS. WILL OWEN
The fourth of the series of artistk
recitals of the University School of
Mindcwis-givcu -lnstr-fTuesdny- -night
in the University chapel by Mrs. Will
Tlie audience was large and attent
ive, showing the deepest sympathy
with every mood of the pianist. Per
haps the most pleasing feature was the
predominance of the modern. The
tour sea pieces by McDowell partici
larly delighted the audience and
seemed highly suited to the interpre
tative genius of the pianist. Of the
Chopin nu tubers, the Scherzo C sharp
minor was rendered with eliarniii.g
clearness and purity.
Mrs. Jones excells in delicicy of
The students of the university are
technique and purity of mood study.
8. Hollonbach . .
14. La n (lis
rapidly coming to appreciate the op
portunity afforded in tlioc recitals lor
securing a most needed ami much neg
lected phase of education.
Following is the program:
Allegro Prioso from Sonata Opus 53
Andantiiin iind Variations in It mi
nor Sch uber t-T(iusig.
HfisM) Ostinnto Aronsky.
Scherzo C sharp minor, Waltz, G flat,
Rallard A flat Chopin.
Intermezzo 15 flat Prahms.
Four Son Pieces MncDowcll.
No. I To the Sea.
v0, ?.' m0mot,K'' Wmw'rinff fcfilwrff.
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Witches Dance, l-litte Idyl Mao-
Etude in 15 major Pnganini-Liszt. i.rs Practice will begin this week
WaldesrnuKcheii Liszt. lt ti. t.ii, u,is mn iho players will
begin training for tflie May tourn-
ments. There will be no green tentu
Harvard foot ball coaches for the nativity this spring and summer, -
, , , ; though numerous sinnll matches will
coming season have been announced l)0 arrnnped, among them foursome
as follows: Head coach, 11. 1L Din- contests and medal plav tournaments,
bloc, '99; coach for defense and eon
tor men, W. 11. Lewis L. S '95: for ,r T , ,. , ,
tiiulles,. P,,0, Yntore, r'Q4. .TJhft pthpr Jry T' Vnnce desires to correct
special coaches will be announced the mistake made in the senior class
biter. book. She is not n Palhidian.
1'ltIOK 5 CKNTS
Representatives Chosen to
Compote with Other Insti
tutions In Debatos.
The llmil preliminary contest to
choose debaters for the contests with
Kansas, Missouri and Colorado occur
red last Wednesday and Thursday
evenings in the chapel. Talbot wt-s
given llrst place by the judges. The
remaining eight which were selected,
ranked in the following order: Craft,
Miss Stnll, llawxby, Wilson. NMtns,
Weaver. Pollonbaeh, MeNnughton.
Interest in debating is very great as
Is shown from the large number of
debaters aspiring for honors. Owing
to the unfavorable weather Wednes
day night tlie speakers were greeted
with a rather small audience. The
question for discussion was : "He
solved, That the combination of rail
roads to determine rates are undoeir
ahle and should be prohibited by law."
The speakers on the afllrinative were
W. 11. OVonncll, F. G. llawxby and K.
J. Metis. J. F. Warner was to have
spoken on the affirmative, but he with
drew from the contest, leaving only
three speakers on that side to contest
with four on the other. Those on too
negative were: Clinton Parr, Charles
P. ( raft. G. i. Talbot. Claude S. Wil
son. Much speaker was allowed tlf
toen minutes in which to present his
argument. W. (). O'Connoll. the llrst
debater on the program, wns grunt 3d
live minutes at the conclusion for re
buttal. One of the debaters. Mr. Tal
bot, recently won the university ora
torical contest, but not sntistled with
that he is looking for new fields to con
quer. The final series was held Thursday
evening. The subject discussed was
the same as on the night before.
The speakers for tlie evening were
as follows: Affirmative R. Sampson,
F. A. Ninis, Hertha Stall. A. Polleii
baoh. Negative W. F. MeXaughton,
V. P. Weaver. G. P. Gm..,li. II. D. Lan
dis. Tlie debate throughout was of
much more interest thnn thnt of the
previous, evening... MQXnfaffhton,.1,antl .
Pollcnbach made the Ik-m impression
with the audience, and received the
bulk of the applause. Miss Stull also
made many friends by her easy bear
ing and readiness of speech.
The decision of the judges was based
upon the debates of lioth evenings. Of
this number three will contest in the
debates with each of the neighboring
institutions just mentioned. The ;-e-si-eotivo
terms to be formed later.
The judges for the contest were:
Judge M. P. Reese, Professors A. Ross
Hill, A. L. Sherman, H. W. Caldwell
and C. V. Ansley.
Tho debater were given tho following
positions hy tho judges:
The Yale Alumni Weekly publishes
mi address to all graduates of the Uni
versity appealing for funds to carry
out the plans for an elaborate celebra
tion which is to he planned for 1901.
The Sum of $2,000,000 is asked for, and
it is nnnounced thnt us much of this n:-.
shall be necessary will be devoted to
the erection of a "comnicmmorative
hull, ' the rest to bo applied to univer
sity endowments. It is also announced
t'hnt subscriptions amounting to more
than $225,000 have been received.
Tlie Harvard golf club will woik
this spring with a professional tram-
or if the services of a good man can
be obtained. With a professional p!ay-
l'r ns greenkeeper. the club can have
links kept in the best of condition and
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