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Vol. 9-30. No. 10.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, JANUARY 8, 1901.
Five Cents. 1Kb
Dean Edgrcn to go to Sweden Lec
tures in Sociology by Professor
A. Ross State Teachers'
Dean Edgren lias accepted a position
as a member of the "Nobel Institute"
of Sweden. This institute is named
after tbo millionaire Nobel, who, at
liis death left his fortune to be award
ed as prizes for literary ami scientific
productions. These prizes, five or six
in number, consist of nearly $50,000
each, and arc annually awarded to the
person producing the best results in
literary and scientific fields. Compe
tition is opon to the world.
Dean Edgrcn has been chosen by the
Swedish Academy of Stockholm, to be
its representative in tho "Nobel Insti
tute," which is similar to the French
Academy. His work will be to ex
amine all productions in English and
American literature and decide upon
the prize winner. There is no routine
work in connection with this position,
and it is probable that Professor Ed
gren will make trips to England and
America in his investigations of the
literature annually produced.
Dr. Edgren will leave for Stock
holm where ho intends to make his
residence, some time during the com
ing summer. He has been at the head
of tho department of Romance Ian-
."nd Has alT all 'times Been" one of the
most popular members of the faculty.
her 2C, 27, and 28. An unusual large
number attended, the total reached was
1,374; or about 500 more than any pre
vious year. This large attendance was
due in most part to the splendid pro
gram which had been prepared. Of
the many features perhaps the most
favorable comment was excited by the
practical and very interesting address
of Chancellor Andrews on "Wednesday
evening. The subject of his discourse
was "Truo and False Criticism of tlie
Present Method of Public School
The officers elected for the ensuing
year are as follows: President, U. S.
Conn, of "Wayne; Secretary, Bertha
Thoelecke, Lincoln county; Treasurer,
J. J. Tooley, Custer county; member
of executive committee for three years,
E. J. Bodwell, Douglas county; mem
ber of executivo committee for one
yar, to fill vacancy, "W. H. Heitzman,
Beatrice; member of educational coun
cil for three years, "W. H. Gardiner,
Auburn; member of educational coun-
Prof. Edward A. Ross has been ap
pointed special lecturer in sociology
during the second semester. He will
deliver three courses of lectures each
continuing through the semester. The
first course will be on "Education and
Society," treating the social aspect of
the publte school awl tho services 'that
society expects the teacher to render.
It will review the chief social aims of
modern education and the practical
methods of realizing these. The couraa
will be broad and non-technical and of
special interest to tho3e intending to
Tho second series of lectures will
be on the "Psychology of Society" ex
amining the phenomena which ex
hibits tho domination of the social
environment over tho individual and
also the phenomena which exhibits
the domination of superior individu
als over the mind of the social mass.
The illustrations will bo known from
contemporary American life, tho oh
jeot of the lecture being to enable the
students to comprehend society here
The third course of lectures is on
"Cltlofi," the coromonles and sociology
of tho modern city ratlior than its
government. The lectures will con
sider tho city as to the laws of its
location, its structure, its economic
basis and the cause of its growth. The
population of tho city will bo com
pared with that of tho country in
respect to race, sex, age, composition,
birth rate, marriage rato, divorce, lon
gevity, criminality, pauperism, educa
tion,, und moral character.
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New Slate Superintendent of I'lililic Instruction.
cil to fill vacancy, R. J. Barr, Grand
Island; member of reading circle
board, A. R. Staler, Gage county.
STATE. TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION.
Tho meeting of tho Nebraska State
Teachers Association was held Decern-
Tho university people, Professors
and alumni, who addressed tho meet
ing are as follows: Physical Science
Professor Brace; Miss Harriet Pack
ard, Plattsmouth; E. D. Banghart,
Crete; Z. E. Crook, Auburn; Chas.
Philpott, Lincoln; Dr. Chas. Skinner,
Lincoln; Professor Mooro and Pro
Child Study Prof. Ward, Doctor
Bolton, and Dr. Inez C. Phllbrlck, of
Science Professor Besscy; Geo. E.
Condra, Lincoln, J. W. Crabtreo, Lin
coln; and Miss Eva O'SulIivan of South
! Mathomatics Profossor Hodgman.
History Miss Julia M. Wort, Lin
coln; and L. E. Munford of Beatrice.
Literature Dr. Sherman; and Miss
Jessie L. Stanton, Fairmtry.
Latin Professor Barber, Miss Olive
Physical Culture Dr. Wolcott, Prof.
Hill, Miss Anna Spurck, and Elmer
Also addresses were given by Pro
fessors Sweezy, Caldwell, Taylor, and
Burnett; R. E. Mortiz, Anna M. Botts,
of Lincoln and W. S. Heitzman of
Arrangements for Contest with Min
nesota Rules for Preliminaries
Historical Society Progam
The following is a sir unary of tho
compact formed to go1 jrn tho extem
poraneous speaking contests with the
University of Minnesota to ho held
March 10 at Minneapolis.
Each university is to be represented
by two speakers. The subjects are de
cided upon by each university sending
to the other two subjects and the uni
versity receiving the same selects one.
The two subjects thus chosen arc sent
to some person outside the universities
who will be asked to divide each sub
ject into four propositions and send
such divisions enclosed Jn a sealed en
velope to the president of the enter
taining university who shall not open
the same until the morning of the con
test. In the meant! mo the con
testants have "been given the sub
jects to study, though of course
they are not Informed of the
i different subdivisions made of them.
On the morning of the contests the
president of the entertaining miivf"-
i sity shall in the presence of alii
'contestants open the envelope contav
ing the subdivisions ieferred to above
and shall place in separate receptacles
slips on which are written the names
.of the speakers, the different propositions-:ur
subdivisions of. theEubject.
and the numerical figures from one to
four inclusive. One card shall then
bo drawn from each receptacle, which
shall determine the speaker, his sub
ject and tho order in which he shall
appear on the program. The day im
mediately preceding tho contest shall
be allowed the speakers for arranging
their material and it is thought that
tnc plan of thus dividing the subject
! into propositions will prevent com-
mital by any of the speakers.
There shall be three judges to mark
the speeches who shall be chosen by
the visiting university from a list of
twelve submitted by the entertaining
university. This list shall be made
up of persons residing near the enter
taining university. Each judge shall
determine for himself what constitutes
effective public speaking.
. Tho two questions chosen are "The
future of the Philippines" and "Count
The local contest will be held Feb
ruary 8th. Registration will close Fri
day, January ll(h at 0:00 o'clock.
Those desiring to enter may register
with Mr. d P. Croft or Professor Mil
ler. No toa will bo charged.
The sto'.ios must bo In by February
8th also, at 10:00 o'clock p. m. the hour
when the preliminaries close. The
stories must bo between 2,500 and 3,000
words Jn length. They will bo graded
on four points: Invontlon, construe
tion (plot), characterization, and style.
Following ar the rules for local ora
Tho local oratorical contest for the
purpose of selecting representatives to
enter tho Jntor-collegiato meet with
Minnesota, shall be held tho evening
of tho second Friday in February.
'I he two subjects selected by Min
nesota and Nebraska for tho final con
test shall be used in Iho local one.
Four important phases of oach topic
fdinll bp, selected bypjofesgpr Caldwell
of the American history department
and Professor Miller of the public
speaking department. At nine o'clock
of the day on which this contest is
held, tho contestants under tho super
vision of the above named professors
shall draw lots to determine the phase
of the topic to bo discussed and tho
order of speakers.
The contestants shall be limited to
12, provided, if S (eight) or less enter
they shall have 15 minutes each, but
in the event of a great number of con
testants, the total amount of time shall
not exceed 150 minutes, and shall be
apportioned accordingly. If a greater
of contestants shall be refercd to the
executivo board, provided that in case
a member of this board registers for
tho contest, he shall be excluded from
acting on said matter.
The executive board shall be gov
erned by the following rules:
"A student, who has taken the course
in public speaking, and has had ex
perience in oratorical debating con
tests and debating clubs in this insti
tution or elsewht-re, shall be given
preference over one not possessing such
training and experience.
The judges of this contest shall bo
-Dr. Sherman of tho English depart
ment, Dr. Fling of the European his-
- ,. department and Professor Cald
well of the American history department.
HISTORICAL. SOCIETY PROGRAM.
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The Beginning of a State. Presidents
Annual Address, J. Sterling Morton.
Biographical Sketches, Senator P.
W. Hitchcock, G. M. Hitchcock; Sena
tor Paddock, W. Eannin.
Tho Grange and Farmers Alliance.
i Beginning of the Grange, R. A. Hau-
Remarks by J. II. Powers et al.
The Farmers' Alliance, J. M. Thomp
son. Remarks by Hon. N. V. Harlan, ex
Gov. Crounse ct al.
January 9th, 8:00 p. m.
Remlnsences, H. W. Hardy.
Biographical sketches Senator T.
W. Tipton, R. W. Furnas; Representa
tive W. L. Greene, W. D. Oldham.
Freighting ,H. L. Clarke.
Remarks and discussions by W. A.
Paxton et al.
Early Roads and Routes In Ne
braska, C. E. Persinger.
Business meeting, election of officers
The basket ball team is hard at work
getting into shape for the games to.
bo played this season. Only one man
of last years team Is playing' now
making the pcrsonel of the team vory
Captain Cortolyou Is playing tho
first forward. Ho has played on tho
'varsity for tho lost two years and
previous to that on an Omaha team.
There are several candidates for tho
position of center among them boing
A.orrll, Koehlor, and Plllsbury. Tho
latter is showing up in tho best form
and will probably hold tho place. Gor
don has been playing guard but an
Injured lenco forced him out of prac
tice. Ho may bo able to play later
in the season. Babson at guard is
phowing up in fine form. Pollard,
Nelson, Hiltncr, McComb. and Rochon
are playing a Eoodgouie JEaklngv.lt
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