The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, April 15, 1898, Page 9, Image 9

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with our rank, influence and dignity to con
tend with them hampered by useless and ar
tificial bonds. If we remain in the State As
sociation wo should do so as the University of
Nebraska; if not as that, it is better to draw
out altogether. When we choose a man to rep
resent us we want him to go as the represent
ative of the whole University, not as a dele
gate from one department. Tt is simply un
called for presumption to ask anything else
and an evidence of arrogance that will not be
tolerated. Let our "weak sisters" think this
over prayerfully and carefully, and either de
cide to contend on an equal footing or not at
It is now settled as to the personnel of
teams which will represent us in the coming
inter-state debating contest. The Colorado
debate will take place one vjek from tonight
at Colorado Springs. Our representatives to
this debate will be Statesman It. S. Baker,
Lawyer H. E. Sackctt and Miss Bertha Stull.
As previously stated in the Hesperian the
question to be discussed is "Resolved, That
the United States should construct and oper
ate the Nicaragua canal," our debaters having
the ailirmative. Colorado Springs college is
making great preparations for this debate and
it will certainly be closely contested, but with
these representatives we need not fear the
Three weeks from tonight the Kansas-Nebraska
debate will occur here in Lincoln.
Our representatives in this debate will be E.
F. Warner, E. B. Perry and ('. E. Matson.
The question to bo discussed is "Resolved,
That the English cabinet system of govern
ment should be adopted in the United States,"
our representatives having the negative. The
fact that Mr. Warner has a thorough legal
education and the fact that Messrs. Perry and
Matson have made a special study of 'listory
and economics make this team well qualified
to meet our friends from the south. They
have the American and therefore the popular
side of the question. The debate is to be here
at homo where we will have all the advan
tage of a friendly audience and unless the
Kansas men prove to bo "wonders" they will
in all probability be sent home in the same
condition they were two years ago.
The Missouri debates will take place at
Columbia May 13. Our invincible represen
tatives to this contest are Geo. E. Kindler,
Frod G. Hawxby and Chas. W. Taylor. The
question is one discussed in the finals, "Re
solved, That Hawaii should be annexed to
the United States." Our representatives
have the negative to this question which is
without doubt the strong side. The Hespek
ia notices by the M. S. U. Independent that
the tigers propose to "show" us in debate
even if they did fail to do so in football last
fall. The Misaourians will undoubtedly put
up a strong debate but if they defeat Kindler,
Hawxby and Taylor it will be a well earned
victory. But they won't defeat them. The
result may not be 41 to 0 but it will be in our
2MLore iN'otew ou JtloLle
We close the April number of the Kiote
with a discontented sigh. That the high
standard of excellence set up by the former
numbers could be steadily maintained was
perhaps too much to expect; nevertheless we
are disappointed to discover that the Kiote,
like some of the rest of us, "has seen better
days" than he is at present experiencing.
Is it necessary to say that under the first
title is contained the best prose work in this
number? It is distinctly more readable than
the author's sketch in the first issue, - and it
doesn't take much effort to picture the chocolate-colored
youth in question. The simile
in which the boy's cars are compared to
"clam-shells half imbedded in the mud" is
striking enough to have been written by
The red ribon-secoud prize-belongs to Mr.
Fryc who sings us a little song about his vis
ions, and his verses are really very good,
blotted only by the fact that the professor se
lects his words with reference to their diction
ary meaning simply. If Mr. Frye were writ
ing a court ballad wo presume he would just
as lief write "miuister plenipotentiary" as
The matter presented in "Out of the
Shadow" does not interest us, some way or
other. We don't care a peanut whether thin
fellow, Pascal, drowns himself or not. Unlike
the preceding sketch the predominant fault in
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