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THE NEBR ASK AN -HESPERIAN
Vol. 8-29, No. 21.
LINCOLN, FEBRUARY 13, 1900.
Meeting Held in the Ckapcl Last Week
Shows Beneficial RcshUs of
Tho third annual meeting of the Ne
braska conference of charities and cor
rections was held in tho university
chapel Wednesday afternoon and
Thursday morning. Tho address of
welcome was given by Governor Poyn
ter, with Acting Chancellor Besaey
preslalng. The meetings wero not
largely attended, but as Dr. Besaey
said, "what was lacking in quantity
was made up in quality." Those pres
ent were practical workers, who re
ceived much information from the in
teresting papers. The subjects dis
cussed were: "Duty of the State Tow
ard Dependents," Professor J. E. Har
ris of the institute for the hllnd at Ne
braska City; "Three of a Kind," by
Regent E. von Forell, chaplain of the
state industrial schcol at Kearney;
"Family Life vs. Institutional Life for
Children," Rev. L. P. Ludden, Lincoln.
In the evening Mrs. M. E. Sly of the
child saving institute at Omaha read a
paper on "The Disinherited," and H.
H. Hart, secretary of the national con
ference of charities and corrections,
Chicago, 111., gave an address on "The
Charity." Thursday morning. C. A.
Elwood, secretary of the charity organ
ization and political economy in
structor in the university, gave an ad
dress on "The Problem of Relief
Work. ' Mrs. Edwards of the Nebraska
industrial home at Milford closed the
session with a paper on "The Duty of
the State in Reformatory Work." The
papers were discusped at length and
many Interesting points "brought out.
Thursday morning officers for the
ensuing year were elected as follows:
Guy Barton, Omaha, president; C. A.
Elwood, Lincoln, vice president. A. W.
Clarke, Omaha, secretary; H.K. Wolfe,
South Omaha, enrolling secretary; E.
von Forell, Kearney, treasurer. Gov
ernor Poynter, Acting Chancellor Bes
sey and Mrs. Edwards of the Milford
home wore chosen as an executive com
mittee. Invitations to hold the next
annual meeting at Omaha and at Ne
braska City were received and referred
to the executive committee.
Governor Poynter, in giving the ad
dress of welcome, began by saying that
the highest evidence of our present civ
ilization is the fact that such meetings
can be held. In countries whera sav
agery prevails the old and weak are left
to perish. In our civilization those un
able to care for themselves are taken
care of by others. The civilization we
enjoy marks a fitting ending of the
Dr. Bessey welcomed the members
of the conference to the university and
said that It was fitting that such a
meeting should be held here. He
thought the university charter was
meant to provide for the acquirement
of learning in all the wide range of
human knowledge. Ho said one of the
greatest workers in this country along
.the line of charities and corrections
had- graduated from this institution,
Dr, Amos Warner. He then spoke in
detail of the life and services of Dr.
Warner. Universities should train
people to take up this work. They
deal with the normal class of people
and this class should be trained in the
handling of deficient classes.
Professor J. E. Harris said it was
the duty of the state to provide for the
deaf, dumb, blind and those morally
and mentally deficient. He mentioned
the work going on at the institute for
the blind at Nebraska City. Some of
the blind graduates were well fitted to
care for themselves; others were not
Some of tho work which these pupils
could make a living by is broom mak
ing and typo writing, which is taught
at tho institute.
Regent E. von Forell meant by
"Three of a Kind" the imbecile, crim
inal and pauper ciasses. Ho did not
think a great difference existed he
twe n the three classes. Blood, en
vironment and teaching mske the
child different from others in tho end.
Rev. L. P. Ludden said "home" was
the sweetest word In the language and
"saved" the strongest word. He
thought it much better to place chil
dren in homes than-in institutes.
Mrs. M. E. Sly said wo all have a
right to fresh, clean air and water; a
right to life, liberty and the pursuit
of happiness, which are shared in com
mon with plants and animals. Man
had added to his inheritance by gain
ing from his ancestry as no other crea
ture has, because his brain has heen
added to by all the accumulated force
of all the generations of gray matter
that has preceded his.
H. H. Hart said the spirit of sym
pathy must exist in our dealings with
the unfortunate. We must meet them
on equal grounds. Charity must be ad
ministered in the spirit of love. If
the rich did as much in proportion as
the poor there would be plenty of
money available for relieving distress.
Dr. Elwood thought the new charity
should a&t as a preventive, and prove
remedial and curative in its effect Re
lief as an end always proves demoralizing.
DAMON AND PYTHIAS.
A few students availed themselves of
the opportunity to attend the play
of "Damon and Pythias" at the Oliver
Monday evening, February 5, In the
cast of which were two students of the
university, E. N. Robertson in the
ro'.e of Pythias and Miss Charlotte
Mead as Calanthe. The ability dis
played in carrying such heavy parts is
worthy of the most favorable mention.
That their work on the stage was ap
preciated by the audience Is evident
by the sincere compliments given. The
Journal's critic comments as follows:
"The Pythias of Edwin Robertson was
entirely acceptable In itB sincerity.
His elocutionary methods stood him in
good stead. When brought face to face
with execution he looked a trifle appre
hensive. It was no small matter to
have the boys drag him to the gallows
with a view to blockading his wind
pipe." Of Miss Mead he says: "In the
two female parts Miss Charlotte Mead
as the betrothed of Pythias and Grace
Cotter as Mrs. Damon acted with great
Belf-posscsBlon and commendable earnestness."
AMERICAN WOMEN'S TABLE.
Dr. Ward has just received from the
association for maintaining the Ameri
can women's table at the zoological
station of Naples a circular of informa
tion with regard to the opportunities
for 'research In zoology and physiology
at that point, and the method in which
appointments are made of students
who wish to enjoy the privileges of the
station. The zoological department is
invited to send in applications of those
who may be qualified to enjoy these
privileges, and any students intending
to apply may secure further informa
tion from Dr. Ward.
THE SOPHOMORE WRANGLE
Many IHAIchIUcs Arise Over Selection
of Annual Board Adjourn
Pursuant to a small notice tacked
up on the bulletin board calling the
sophomore class together to consider
the matter of "colors and yells," a
meeting was held in the chapel last
Saturday afternoon. Sophomore spirit
and indignation have been at tho bub
bling over point since the appointment
by President Kelly of the boards of
editors and business managers of the
junior annual the week before, and the
meeting Saturday ostensibly was called
to pour oil on the troubled waters and
Incidentally to elect the editors and
business managers of tho junior class
book. President Kelly called the meet
ing to order and for two hours the
walls of the chapel rang with argu
ment, citation, slams and hisses.
Things hecame hopelessly entangled
along parliamentary lines and Presi
dent Kelly's threat to adjourn the
meeting seemed only a bluff, as confu
sion and angry threats took the place
of calm Teason. At last Sergeant-at-arms
Dasenbrock brought matters to
a head by forcibly ejecting four of the
most troublesome, who persisted in
running down the aisle and shaking
their fists- iri the president's and each
others' faces. Second Vice President
Pepperburg was called to the chair
while the president made a few ex
planations, but only succeeded in en
tangling thing worse than before.
After two hours of trying to decide
whether the chair should he sustained
in the appointment of the editors and
managers of the junior annual, or
whether they should be elected direct
by the class, President Kelly declared
the meeting adjourned on account of
the hubbub. Such a demonstration
followed this that Janitor McReynolds
was compelled to come up and clear
the chapel. The finish of this wrangle
will be pulled off some time this week.
Meanwhne the junior annual and
hearty co-operation seem a long ways
The graduate pupils of the univer
sity school of music were heard in re
cital at the chapel Tuesday evening.
Compared to the other programs offer
ed by Director Kimball the music was
of a much higher grade than the aver
age. Each number rendered was diffi
cult, yet performed with ease. It is a
high tribute to the work done in this
department "to have a program of such
The program opened and closed with
Schumann, Miss May Colson played
tho difficult "Faschingsschwank aus
Wien" with a big tone and ample tech
nic. Mis3 Edith Shaw wound up the
recital with a broad and authoritative
reading of a portion ot the symphonic
etudes. This was one of the most in
teresting things on the program, be
cause it is the opening number on the
coming Paderewski program. Miss
Shaw wts fully equal to her task.
The Intermediate numbers were just
as creditable. Miss Anna Stuart play
ed a mysterious Grieg ballade, opus 24,
with a tone tone and a fine interpreta
tion. Miss Martha Hasse offered a
double number, Chopin's C minor noc
turne and Moszkowski's Spanish ca
price. The nocturne was notable for
tone and feeling, while the caprice was
made fascinating and enjoyable. Miss I
Rose Clark's selections wero Moszkow
ski's "Sparks" and tho impresslvo mil
itary march of Schubort-Tausig. They
were clear and brilliant, as Miss
Clark's work invariably is.
A large audience onjoyed tho pro
gram, which in full was as follows:
"Faschingsschwank aue Wien, op.
26" (Allegro, Romanza, Scher-
zino, Finale) Schumann
"Ballade in G Minor, op. 24" Greig
"Nocturne C Minor'....' Chopin
"Spanish Caprice" MoszkowskI
"Etincelles, op. 30, No. 6".. MoszkowskI
"March Militaire"... Schubert-Tausig
"Etudes Symphoniques, op 13"
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and Fi. e
CHARTER DAY PROGRAM.
The thirty-first annual charter day
exercises will be held Wednesday even
ing, Thursday and Thursday evening
of this week. Persuant to custom the
regular military and gymnastic exer
cises and review of departments will
occupy Thursday afternoon. The
board of regents will be in session ana
will mingle an inspection of the uni
versity with regular routine business.
The Sigma Xi address promises to be
of unusual merit The charter day and
graduating exercises ' proper will be
held in the Oliver theatre building
Thursday evening. All who know ex
Chancellor Benton are anticipating an
interesting prophecy for the future.
The fact mat Miss Silence Dales, Lin
coln's most talented violinst, is on this
program will be happy news for her
many admirers. The program com
Wednesday 4 p. m., meeting of
board of regents; 8 p. m., annual ad
dress of the society of Sigma Xi in the
university chapel, "Sigma Xi: Its
Place in American Universities," Dean
S. W. Willlston, scnool of medioine,
University of Kansas.
Thursday 10 a. m., Phi Beta Kappa
initiation and aunual address hy the
president in the parlors of the univer
sity school of music; meeting of the
board of regents in unlverbity hall; 2
p. in., all departments of tho univer
sity open to the public, music by the
cadet band in Grant memorial hall; 3
p. m., review of the university cadet
battalion, inspection by the governor
and his staff, drill by Pershing Rifles;
4 p. m., annual indoor athletic contest
and exhibition in Grant memorial hall.
Thursday Evening 8 p. m. at dli
Overture "Poet and Peasant"....
University Cadet Band
Overture "Academic Songs". . . Suppe
The University Orchestra.
Charter Day Oration "Facing the
...Ex-Chancellor Allen R. Bonton
Violin Solo "Grande Fantaisie".
Miss Silence Da'es.
Conferring of Degrees
Patriotic Hymn "America"
Below are the five candidates for de
grees in the college of literature, sci
ence and the aris: Leon Emmons Ayls
worth, Marguerite Gallagher, Eugenia
Mackin, Henry Peter Nielsen and Carl
Leroy Ghuff. Christen Jensen Christen
sen of tho industrial college will re
ceive the degree of bachelor pf science.
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