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.THE NEBRASKAN -HESPERIAN
Vol. 8-29, No. 22.
LINCOLN, FEBRUARY 2u. 1000.
-GOVERNOR STANLEY TALKS.
Discusses I-'onllmll in Chapel mid Finds
Warm Spot in Hearts of Ne
At chapel Tuesday morning there
were a number of distinguished visit
ors, including Governor Stanley and
wife of Kansas, Governor and Mrs.
Poynter, Adjutant General Barry and '
Senator Tnft. After the scripture road-'
ing and song Dr. Bessey called upon
Governor Poynter to speak a few words
to the studonts. The governor respond-
ed as follows
... . . .
Idling Indies and UOntlOmen: 1 UO
not come before you this morning with '
any intention of talking u you at all. I
but am very glad wo havo w.th us a
near neighbor. Some of our foot ball I
boys at lep.st realize that in Kansas
there are some pretty good fellows. We
have with us this morning Governor
Stanley of Kansas."
Upon being introduced Governor
Stanley spoke as follows:
"When I look on a crowd of young
follows such as I see before me this
"morning I always feel that I ought to
talk about base ball or foot ball. When
I look upon n lot of bright young girls
I feel I ought to say something about
music, but Paderewskl was here last
night. I am going to say something
about foot ball, any way. Our boys are
feeling pretty good this year. You
boys felt good last year. 1 saw some
of the young men in my town practlc
ingfor that game of foot ball last year
and I became exceedingly interested Jfi
it. I knew nothing about the game,
but I boramo Interested day by day as i
I saw those splendid examples of
young manhood going through a sys
tem of discipline, self-sacrifice and de
nial. When the game came off it did
not last long there were great crowds
of people with the colors of 'their re
spective clubs. Thoro were the young
men belonging to thoso teams strain
ing every nerve, bonding every energy
for the satisfaction of a victory, and I
asked myself after the game was over:
Is it worth tho trouble? Is tho game
whon won worth all tho training, solf
saorifleo and denial? Then I saw a
broader moaning in it, because by all
thoso days of struggle, discipline aid
devotion to an idea it was not for the
victory of an hour; they were training
for all tho conflicts that would come
throughout thoir future lifo. The dis
cipline that comes through exorcise
takes more than a few montns.
"Ilore you are disciplining mind and
licart and soul for tho Btipromo moment
much moro than any of tho victories
wpn on tho fields of rout oat. That was
,vhat thoso uoy wore doing during all
those months. This a great world. I
lint 1 Is ho full or olinucQ.for acliiovc
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TOOiit and diHtinction, and tno mon mm .
women who will win thorn In tho fu-
turo nro those who in our schools aud
collogos nro go'tlng ready. How Impor-,
taut It is that ovory faculty of tho
mind, and evory iacnuy oi mo mmri, ;
anil every faculty of tho soul, ln these ,
happy, Joyous college daya, Bhall be (
trulnnd and disciplined. Find your
place in lifo and fill It. If 1 could
Hpoajc.to tho .young men and young
-women tiu'l'soinotiiiieH speak to tho
young men nnd young women of Kan
Biia, I would Hay proparo youraeh'eH
when It comes. I do not know when it ' "', "a""l " Vhn w in iummco '"liotoiy. Alter an ins.si
Avlll come in your lives younr men ' ' )0 " f M,nneso n ' ho mitm1 h"B "t uncoro by the audience she played
aiu tonic, in youi mm,, yonnj, men, H0 , t t llrt,ireHB n popmiir aud once ,,, .. , ,.it.M,ioiin
but thoro Is a tlnie coning to all whon ,..,, hn,, ,u ,,, ,. ,,., , "10 Mvan' "J fcl"u--,l0,1H-
... . nml his book Is notably fro? from tno r)nrmni. wni.,i i.mifni'rmi nu rniinwH
thoro s a moment w h oh means much . . ... ' ,...,. . wogiooa weie tonioueu iib ioiiowb.
er professions, for life if you will, but
train your souls, your minds, for the
supreme moment of lifo. The greatest
work 1 know of in this world is the
making of a man. I know nothing i
greater unless it is the making of a'
womanly woman, strong in all those j
qualities of heart, tense in all those
finer affections, which direct, shapo
ind fashion, and always will shape and
fashion, this world for humanity and
STIUj A DRAW.
The second round of the sophomore
contest was pulled off in the chapel
lflt TlinHflnv nftornnnn nvul nnrlnrl nran.
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" as ,l & T ie motl ,
whicli was made at the previous meet-,
lS to expunge that part of the min-
ntes elating to the junior annual, and
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adherents of President Kelley, was i
nftSsed- The -t!on then arose as to
whether the committee still had power
t0 ,act hor the expunging of the
uuuuieu iruin inu ruuuius ueiinvuii iuu
committee of all power and made the
president's action null and void. The
characteristic two hours of speech
making followed. No decision was
reached one way or the other and the
meeting was compelled to adjourn to
meet in the chapel on Saturday after
noon. At this latter meeting parliamentary
practice was put aside and the respec
tive leaders proceeded to tell one an
other, in a decidedly personal way,
what they thought from their own
points. All the plots and political plans
of two or three men for a1 ycrfr previous
wore aired, much to the amusement of
I upper class men in the balcony. At 4
o'clook excitement was at a fever heat,
when a note from the chancellor an
nounced that the chapel had to be
used for other purposes. An adjourn-;
mont was taken to the law lecture'
room and a fresh start minlo. The
finish wns the most exciting of the
series, and had It not been for inter
ference of several cooler heads blows !
would probably havo followed. As it
was, nil damage was confined to the!
property of tho room. Tho mooting I
was declared adjourned by the prcsi-'
dent on account of the dlsordor. i
Professor Conway MaoMIllau's "Min
nesota Plant Life," published by the
University or Minnesota, is a work ! ot ox.ci,ancellor Benton, followed with
which should have imitators In many , (l vIolJn 9ol()i "Grande Fantalslo." In
states. An edition o.' ten thousand ! Dq nt.loti nor rommion wns perfect
copies of this valuable book bus boon I unj, Hho BUC(,C0,l01 , (mp;ivntlng tho
. unit! lejitrwi fe 1 tut l 1iit l m.ti tr t lin . . ... .. . . .
roHiruiiiib or mc ordinary ioai iiuuk.
The author hu amod Hlmply to de-j AyloHWorthi ciurom-p Swift Capoll,
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M ' frfl u,0 Qwm 0 , hgh.
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uoituln plant HtiMicuucB in an o.omoni -
ay lnunMOI.i Although many hooks
mvo hflen ponHUlto(1 , tho propumtlou
of thH vollimai wo nmy wo j)ollcvo tho
,lul0,..B ()tntemont that, far from being
t I)r0(luill ()f tll0 HtU(lyf -MlnnoBota
, , . ,f .. .., , , ,n01.p tho off
,.. r Uin W00l. tho ,)mlri08. th0
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r,(.ora )U)(1 tht. ittUcB, The dlstrlhu-
tlon of thlB volume through tho state
cannot rail to diffuse- a deeper knowl
edge of botanical lifo among Minne
Prorofisor MnoMIllan Is a grnduatc of
tho Unlvorslty or Nebraska and stands
In the foromost rank of her alumni.
CHAUTEK DAV EXERCISES.
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1,0!f,'ft,n Urr,cd 0,,t ln S,1,c ,,f H,ul
W eatlior Ex-Chancellor lien-
Tho nnmml chfirtcr dny coicbration
occurred Thursday. Owing to the snow
and extreme coldness of tho weather
the out-of-door program was not at
tempted. All Indoor events wore
highly successful and from indications
pleased the visitors very much.
All scientific departments were open
to the inspection of the'publlc and an
extra display of interesting apparatus,
t,nf nml mnnhlnnpv wns mmln Pun.
pie came early and stayed late, and
mftny left the eftr tQ
tQ tho locture at thj f n
Ex-Chancellor Benton spoke in the
evening upon "Facing the Twentieth
, many who heard him. He pronounced
the university to be the greatest thing
ever brought forth by the state, it
, has lived in the past, it Uve3 now, and
, it will live forever.
I We should carry into the new con-
i tury the spirit of optimism. The great
power in civilizing the world is to be-
lievo utterly in perfecting the world.
The modern theory of evolution is op
timistic to the very core. Man, accord
ing to this theory, develops onward to
perfection. Passing all argument as to
evolution, its spirit is that man is
growing to something that is the best
of all possible worth. The basic prin
ciple of science is nptimlsn. The be
lief of mankind today has faith in the
supremacy of the good, the ultimate
triumph of justice and peace In ""the
We face the twentieth contui:y sat
urated with the democratic sp'rlt. All
over the world, and especially In our
own nation, this spirit Is manifesting
Itsolf in acute ways. Tho question is
whether we will join the people or will
array ourselves with those favoring
class privileges. Domocracy stands
above all for culture and for anything
that will olovato the citizen.
Tho democratic spirit of this country
Is disclosed jmrtVularly in Its system
of education. Tho privileges and ad
vantages are almoin' oly fico to a'l the
children of tho commonwealth. No dis
tinction is made between tho rich and
tho poor or tho noblo and ignoble.
MiHH S.lonce Dales, graiuldaughtor
, ,?m. imoi10iOI. 0r ,.,.. i UOm EmmoiiB
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ton .loiiHon ClirlHtoneon.
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CONCERT AND DRILL.
Tho coui'ort by tho university baud
was llio buglnnluK of tho Hpaoial pro
gram given by tho military department
lint Tlmrwlny. Tho eoneort was given
! ' tll "'' ,lU(l WU' 'ittOllrtOll UJ' II
largo audioiipo. Coinnionta woro gon
orul concerning the niiiHic''by tho tu
dots, and the work of tho!r loador,
IUarlo Wohn, was much pralBOd..
Following tho hand eoneort wa an
exhibition drill by th Porshlng Rlilos,
which ended in a spell-down. Corporal
A. K. Barnes of company D woi rirst
place and First Lieutenant Pearse of
company A second.
Following the drill an indoor ath
letic exhibition wns given. Below are
Standing broad jump W. 12. Andre
son 10 feet; McCoomb, 9.G; Bnbson,
Running high kick Jewett, 0 feet;
Three standing broad jumps W. E.
Andreson. 29.7 feet; R. R. Andreson,
29.7; McCoomb, 28.8.
Shot put Ploughead, 38 feet; Jew
ett, 37.5; Mauck, 33.9.
Standing hop, step and jump W. E.
Andreson, 27.3 feet; McCoomb, 2G.9;
Basket ball University team, 10
points; best five men, 4 points.
Running high jump Hewitt, 5.1 Ms
feet; DePutron, 5.5; Jewett, 4.11.
Horizontal bar vault Jewett , G.9
Relay potato race, two and three
heats, won by R. D. Andreson, captain.
Standing high jump Jewett, 4.7
feet; DePutron, 4.5.
Potato race, ton laps R. D. Andre
son, 59 seconds; C. G. May, CO seconds.
Jewett and Hewitt both broke the
record of nine feet nine inches for tho
runnnlg high kick. It was the only
record broken. Tho officials were as
follows: Referee, F. B. Barnes; clerk
of tho course, Elmer Berry; assistant,
W. H. H. Moore: starter, W. E. Allen;
jucfgeV Tift Afe, E." 13!?laHttiigs,-r
M. Story ; mensi' rers, R. S. Hunt, C. TI.
Root, Sigurd Anker; scorers, R. 1.
Waterman, J. S. Moore. A. H. Clark;
timekeepers, S. T. Cortolyou, Joel Steb
blns, Professor Swezey; umpires, W. 'E.
Allen, E. E. Hastings, C. M. Story; T.
J. Hewitt, head usher.
CO-EDS AS COOKS.
One of tho distinctively novel fea
tures in tho unlvorslty exhibition char
tor day was the "live exhibit" of tho
department of domestic science under
tho direction of Miss Rosa Bouton 1u
the mechanic nrts building. In their
novel kitchen room the young lady stu
donts, neatly dressed in white caps and
aprons, served dainty desserts to tho
si roam of visitors that thronged In this
particular spot. Many expressions of
surprlso wore heard on every side upon
tho quality of the products and tho
noatnoss of the kitchen.
SIGMA XI ADDRESS.
Tho address by Doan Willlstou of tho
Kansas unlvorslty before tho Sigma XI
socioty was given liiBt Wednosdny
night in tho university chapel. A largo
number of tho members and frlondB of
tho socioty worp present. Doan Willis
ton spoke upon the subject "Sigma XI;
Its Place In American Universities."
The discourse wiib especially lutorost
lug to sulout'.iic Htudojiti because of tho
geuoral romurUs upon tho breadth of
study in tho Bciontiflc course iih com
pared with B'udy in the acadom c col
logo. Dean WllLston llrst dlscussod the re
lations between the Phi Beta Kappa so
ciety and ita duplicate In selontlflu
lines, the Sigma XI. Ho thought the
tondonoy wiib for a ono-Bldod develop
uioiit along the more purely lltorary
linos, hut he bellovod in a broad
foundation. Tlio person who 1b to bo
most successful should know all of his
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