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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 25, 1900)
The Nebrask an-Hesperian-
life OF DR. ANDREWS.
EUsha Benjamin Andrevrs was born
In Hinsdale, N. H on January 10, 1S44.
He was the son of Jh.rast.us and Almira they rere the only ones up the time of
date, they were printed and were the
first pronouncements by him in favor
of free silver. So far as yet shown.
iBarUelt) Andrews. His father was
a Baptist minister of unusual force of
character and ot high repute in the
community in which he lived. His
mother was characterized to her last
days by vigor of mind and strong in
terest in public affairs. One of his
brothers was at one time chief justice
of the state of Connecticut.
ne action of the Brown university
trustees, on June 17, 1S97, which
caused so much comment through the
United States. To say the least, this
exhibits a course of action widely
different from .that attributed to him
by a large number of newspapers. In
stead of advocating free coinage for
a long period of time as is generally
a Great .
The boyhood of Dr. Andrews was supposed, Dr. Andrews came to the no-
spent chiefly in Connecticut and West-fsiUon late. On the whole, it may be
en Massachusetts. He entered the J said, that acting under the responsi
union army at the beginning of theibility which his different positions
civil war at the early age ot seventeen have necessitated, he has not only been
years. His term of service was In the discreet bat reticent concerning tne i
artillery, in which he rose to the rank J subject.
of lieutenant. He bears the reputation In July 1S96, Dr. Andrervs went
of having been, an unusually faithful, ' abroad for a jear. Before his return,
brave, and intelligent soldier. action was taken by the board of trus-
At the close of the war, he deter- tees of ine university, appointing a
mined to go to college and immediately i committee of three to confer with him
set about to prepare himself, studying , upon his ticws concerning free silver.
Sale s & &
BEGINS HERE ON
..Tuesday, May 1..
at Powe-s institme a Wesleyan acad
emy. He made sapid progress and in
1S66 entered Brown university. He
Sraduated four years later with high
Tank. For two years following' his
graduation, he was principal of the
Connecticut Uterary institute aid
Desiring to stady theology, he en
tered the Ntwiwa Theological institu-j
ticta, "where he completed the course,
aitd was ordainea July 2, 1ST 4. His
jLhe corporation had no intention of i
asking for his resignation, as is sup
posed, althougu it had been stated in
board meeting that the views of tne
president had stopped several gifts.
One month remained, before the return
of the president. Upon his arrival he
was informed of the committee and the
conditions. He immediately requested
the committee for a communication in
writing. A compliance with his re
quest was forth-coming. The letter
first call was to Ibocome pastor of the "which he received stated that Ms pub-
i'urst Baptist church of Beverly, Mass. lie utterance regarding free silver had
In the.foHowins year, 1S75, he was lost to the university gifts and legacies
elected president of Denison unlver- ad were likely to injure it in apt
From a copartnership this firm has become a stock com
pairy, and to promptly and satisfactorily adjust matters and
and thorough organize the new concern,
It is necessary that we raise
$50,000 in cash,
and raise it quickly.
saty, at Granville, Ohio, where he re
aoained until 1S7S. At this date, he be
came professor of homiletlcs, pastoral
duties, and church polity at Newton
Theological institute. Upon the death '
of Prof. J. Lewis PIttvhti, in 1SS2, hei
was elected professor of history and'
political economy at Brown university.
He remained in this position for six
In 1SS4, the University of Nebraska'
ioBored Professor Andrews -with tie
degree JJL. D-, and the same year,
Colby university conferred upon him
the degree D. D. In iSSS, he went to
"Cornell university- Ithaca, N. Y., to ac
cept the professorship of political econ
omy and public finance. One year
later, 1SS9, he was called hatik to
Brown to accept the presidency of that
From the time of his Inauguration
as president, Brown university began
an era of expansion in many direc
tions. The seal with which he en
tered upon his duties seemed to in
spire the friends of the institution with
an unconquerable hope for her future.
As a result, the alumni were found to
oe ready ana willing o aid in exten
islon. Among the wofkB Innt remind
alumni of Br. Andrews, are the uni
versity gymnasium, the Uadd ohserra.
tory, and the physical laboratory. A
fund of $iJD;0DD -was raised for the
maintenance of the gymnasium. Many
other -giuB were received, which tended
to make President Andrews' term of
jffl.ee the most successful -ever "known
to the Institution.
After several years of ooustant worlt.
President Andrews (became more or lens
lirolcen in health. In 1W, lie was on
the point of talcing a yearns leave of
absence in Europe, when two -graduates
in the western part of .Jhe Unlteu
State wrote to 3ilm asldng whether in
Mb opinion the free oolnuge of &lv&r
at the ratio of 1C to 1 hy the United
fitates acting alone would !be sale pol
icy for am to peruue. 331b reply to oach
was affirmative, Mb TeasanB accom
panying the Uetters. These Hatters
were private and not intended for
implication, though wlthoct cpeelal in
junctions to he iaipt bo. At a laijer
cuniary sense in the future. They
asied tnat out of regard for the uni
versity, he should forbear to promul
gate these views.
Dr. Andrews was conscious that Ms
utterances upon te subject had been
far witaiin the Units usually placed
fot" college presidents in respect to'
public utterances, and felt that under
the circumstances, he should not be
asked for a change of opinion. His res
ignation followed to take effect Sep
tember X, the next eetiaij of the cor
poration. Before that oate, a memorial was
prepared by about two-thirds of the
professors of Brown university for the
press and alumni snowing: the condi
tions of affairs. As a repnU.. the corpo
ration voted to ask Br. Andrews to
withdraw his resignation.
At this reouest. Dr. Andrews with
drew his resignation and remained at
the university during the following
school year. Among students he was
more highly respected tnan ever dur
ing this time. In the spring of 1S9S,
the board of education of Chicago
elected Wm superintendent of schools
of that dty, which position he ac
cepted after careful oonsideration.
His success in Chicago, is admitted
by ev-esrj fair minded citizen, "who is
above ward politics. He originated
several reforms which can not fail to
briug incalculable good if pushed to a
termination. Genuine sorrow is ex.
presBefl by the better class of citizens
that he has decided to leave the dry,
yet it is the universal sentiment that
any man would do the same thing un
der H Trill nf rtrtiTfinhnTif'.ftB-
Durlng lis last year at j3rown, 23r.
Andrews was at the head Oj. a cosmo
politan university idea, that was orig
inated by the Cosmopolitan magazine;
He worlied the idea wall ami faith
fully. Last 3'ear he refused a call to Colo
rado college on oondstkm of his re--electlun
to the supsrinlfrnflency at Chi
cago. The call this year from Ne
braska met with much more approval
OU Ms pari 3"ifl the w.TmfipnpfwnwTrt.
that be would accept the position lexe
was xeuelved with a great deal of re
joicing on the part ox the irtaident
We'll do it as we've done it before that is, 03- placing mer
chandise of the indispensable, most wanted, and most season
able kind on the market at prices that can't fail to convert it
into cash in a hurry. We'll have to sell a considerable lot
more than $50,000 worth of goods to realize that much cash,
because present market values are not considered in this price
reducing. Our object is to realize $50,000 in cash as soon as
possible, and profit and real worth are foreign elements.
m Ask for Special Price List
Some of the New Tilings
Now on Our Counters:
Golf Suits and Skirts.
Tailor HHadc Suits,
Fine Hand Made La era.
Cambric, Swiss, and Nainsook Baxibto&de&ct
Printed Foulard 2nd Fancy SxlJb.
""New Frrti&F Black Gngaora.
Beaded and Spangkd'Rj&ct and Trimmings.
er & Paine.
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