The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, February 12, 1901, Image 1

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Vol. 0-30. No. 21.
Five Cknts.
Legislators Seeking for Information in
Regard to University Matters. Gel
ting Reidy to Form Appropria
tion Bill for Mntc Institutions.
A Liberal Appropriation
for the University.
During tho past week n numbor of
legislators bnvo asked for back num
bers of tho Nobra3kan-Hosporlnn con
taining matter pertaining to tho needs
of tho university. The contest over
tho sonatorshlp Is not preventing the
legislators from giving their attontlon
to other matters which must soon
como before thorn for action. Tho fi
nance committee of the House has been
spending consldoralle time visiting the
different stato Institutions.
"Within tho last week wo havo re
coved several questions asked by leg
islators looking for Information re
garding tho university. We lake pleas
ure in answering tnom In this number
and wo shall bo glad to carefully look
up any Information desired by the
mombors of tho legislature.
I. "In 1895 an appropriation of $75,
000 was granted for tho completion of
tho library building. Tho contract was
let for $55,000. What uso was made
of the other $20,000?"
Tho following is a correct statement
of tho uso mado of this appropriation
and may be verified by referring to
tho bionnial reports of tho Board of
. IiOgiHlaUvo appropriation of 1805, 4
Total appropriation ' "- ' $73,000
Architocta' feos, changing plans. $ 557 03
.Supt. of construction 70UIK)
Gonorol ontruot 60,038(0
Heating and voutilating appara-
in building 4.482 110
Stoam connections from boilor
houflo i!,nr4r.
Now bailor f r boating building. 2.302 112
Water and sewerage connections
to bnlldlng . . 3 Wi
Electric lighting and boll sorvico 2,377 69
Furaiture.ineluding blackboards,
curtains, a shelving,
tables, chairs. do iks.otc 0,010 20
Incidental, inc uding freight,
transfer of books, eto 381 70
Total 873,1 0) 00
In the above, totals for the differont
items aro given. "Vouchers for all
these items can bo found In the state
auditor's office. It may bo well to ex
plain that one part of tho library had
been built before, but no equipment
put In.
The following shows the uso mado of
tho first appropriation.
Legislative appropriation of 1801.
Total appropriation S .7,000
Architects' foos $2,038 60
Supt. of construction 1,407 72
Gonoral contract 32,280 oil
Incidental oxponso 5-27 78
Total S37,uOO
II. "Is It a fact that tho university
charges tuition to students coming
from other states, and If so, why is
such a charge made?"
A fee of $20.00 a year Is charged
for students in the graduate school
who are non-residents of Nebraska, be
sides the matriculation fee of $5.00 and
tho diploma fee of $10.00. There are
.two reasons for 'hit. (1) To prevent
the popularity of this department caus
ing it to become overcrowded with
istudents from other states to the dis
advantage of tho sudpntB of our own
;state. (2) Tho attendance at the unl-
far outgrown Its resources tr-nt It has
boon doomed necessary to Institute
somo special fco as a sourco of Income.
III. "What proportion of tho stu
dents of tho university como from the
largo cities?"
It Is difficult to answer this quostlon
accurately from the printed statistics.
Statistics, however, show that 42 per
cent como direct from tho farms, that
Is tho parents of 42 por cent live on the
farms of the state. A largo number
como from tho smaller towns. It Is
probable that In proportion to popula
tion tho attendance from tho larger
cities is considerably less than that
from tho smaller towns and tho coun
try. Tho attendance In the school of
agriculture has nearly doubled In the
last year.
Y. W. C. A. NOTES.
Tho association is planning to give
an annual concert tho latter part of the
month. Watch for more definite notice
next week.
Next Wednesday tho Y. W. C. A.
will hold its annual business meeting.
Thoro will be reports of the year's
work and tho election of officers.
Miss Cons n.ico MacCorkle, state
socrotary, will spend this week
Uoune College, visiting Ihe Young Wo
men's Christian Association there.
Two more Bible classes will lo or
ganized studying tho life of Christ.
There will be about sixty young wo
mon doing systematic Bible study this
Mlf-s Constance MacCorkle who has
lOccii -ealleaM;o(;be 'pjirBtajCo "eecfemrH
has spent tho past week wKh tne Lin
colr Tlty association. She has beeii
state secretary of Missouri and Yir
There are throe mission study class
es started for this semester. One class
will study Mr. Mott's book, "Tho Even
golizatlon of the World In this genera
ilon," tho other classes will study
"Protestant Missions In South Ameri
ca," one of those classos moots at one
o'clock on Tuesday, the other at half
past one on Saturday.
Miss Bertha Condo, tho national stu
dent socrotary of the Young Women's
Christian Association win visit our
association February 2G to March 4.
She has beon spending tho winter In
visiting associations in colleges and
universities of Colorado, Iowa, and
Michigan and wo may derive simllai
benefit from her visit.
Miss Mae M. Lansing died at the
home of her mother on Saturday morn
ing at 2:30. She was woll known in
university circles and a member of the
PI Beta Ph! sorority.
The funeral services wero held from
tho homo on Sunday afternoon and
wero conducted by Rev. Mr. Manss.
i'ho servlco was short and a touching
trlbuto to the unselfish life lived by
the one whose death will bo mourner;
by all. Interment was made nt
Wyuka cemetery. Tho contributions
of flowers wero numerous and very
beautiful. After tho short ceremony
at the gravo, lilies, violets, and other
flowers were scattered as a last tribute.
Miss Leo Loomls has returned to her
home In Fremont; she experts to ..start
from there about the fiftnnnth of Feb
ruary for a years, travel and atudy In
Thirty-second Annual Charter Day
Cel.bration, Fridav. -"Education
Through Rca ling," the Chan
cellor's Address before tho
Union Meeting of the
Literary Societies.
TllUHSIUY, KKllltUAIlY 14.
4 p. m. Mooting of Board of Re
gents. 8 p. m. Annual Address of tho so
cloty of Sigma XI, Memorial Hall.
'Tho Conditions of Life at tho Bottom
of tho Sea," Professor C. C. Nutting,
tho siato Unlcrslty of Iowa.
10 a. m. Phi Bca Kappa Initiation
and annual address by the president.
Tho parlors of tho University School
oi! Music.
2 p. m. All departments of the Uni
versity open to ine public.
Music by Cadet Band in Grant Me
morial Hall.
Review of University Cadet Batal
lion. Inspection by tho Governor and his
Drill by the Pershing Rifles, Memor
ial Hall.
3 p. m. Annual Indoor Athletic con
tost and exhibition, Memorial Hall.
Thirty-second annual Charter Day
8 p. m. Oliver Theatre:
Overture, "Daughter of ..ho Reg -ment,"
Donizetti, University Cadet
-Oal. -
HImorfisque, iwuwwrmi-fw.'-w'&y'
Cadet Banu.
Charter Day Oration, "Tho State and
Higher Education," Harry B. Hutchlns,
LL. D Dean of ..he Law College Uni
versity of Michigan.
Quintet, Relssigor, Piano anu
Conferring of Degrees.
Ce lan tho, Waltz, He It-man. Uni
versity Mandolin Club.
On last Friday evening Chancellor
Andrews delivered an address upon the
subject of "Education Through Read
ing," before a union meeting of tho
threo literary societies. Tho meeting
was held in the chapel and was well
Through tho courtesy of tho Chan
cellor we are permitted to print the
following abstract of his address:
Roadlng may be dono primarily for
the sake of the refined pleasure derived
rrom the exercise. But I propose to
discuss reading as an earnest occupa
tion carried on with the direct pur
pose of drilling and storing tho mind,
the aesthetic result being quite secon
dary. I am to speak first of the very
groat encouragements to serious read
ing which now exist and then of cer
tain methods for utilizing those oppor
tunities for profitable reading, open to
all In our modern life.
A cordial Invitation to wide reading
is extended by the presence about us
now-a-days of ample literature, repre
senting every department of thought,
in forms perfectly convenient and in
credibly cheap. Good old books, news
papers and innumerable magazines
are easily accessible. Even tho master
pieces in literature may be obtained at
a very reasonable price.
This vast literary treasuro contains
tho riches gleaned from every ' gold
bearing region of tho earth, the jewel
from every tongue and past ago. The
works of tho best ancient nnd modern
writers can bo procured by everyone
There Is a strong argument for
learning foreign languages, for it is
only in tho original tonguo that tho
delicate shades of meaning can bo pro
cured. Yet oven translations aro val
uable in that wc can possess ourselves
of the author's main thoughts.
Tho best of literary productions can
now bo secured in the public libraries.
Another potent appeal to us to read
Is that by properly using our privileges
wo may become a well-informed well
educated person. But reading cannot
wholly take tho place of schooling.
Class drill and tho inspiration de
rived from tho ablo Instructors and
from the student body aro necessary
requirements, faocuro all tho schooling
you can but do not uespalr If It Is Im
possible, as you can read systematical
ly and thus take your place among the
knowing. You can in that way make
yourself a cultivated person and ablo
to instruct learned minds. It is men
tal suicide to neglect tho possibilities
from reading.
But even if you havo had the ad
vantage of a good schooling it is nec
essary to build on that foundation by
Some say they do not like to read.
But if we approach them by their es
pecial avenue of interest wo may help
to make them tho most interested of
readers. One of the best methods of
Leaching pepolejo road 's by the use
or me laruung snore sto.u
'Hoii-can-wo,- axisnon tlUto,
tlvos to read? By saving every little
scrap of time and devoting it to a good
purpose. When on a trip always go
provided with a pocket edition of some
choice author so you can utilize tho
too often wasted moments.
Do not read, however, when you aro
tired out, for tho mind noods rest
just like the physical self. Change
your reading material, now Euclid and
now a comic paper o as to allow re
.axation. But carefully select your
matter. Do not spend loo much time
on newspapers and magazines, but
eschew as far as possible ordinary
fiction and only indulge in tho excel
lent. I recommend tho reading of
more boolts and less pnriodical litera
ture. The great ability of lnagizlno
articles and book reviews has had of
late the bad effect of aivertlng us
from reading substantial books. Few
old books are being read. I found a
few year? ago by questioning, that out
of a hundred und teu soniora only one
knew anything about "Milton's prose
works. It is a wonder and misfortune
that so few essays are read now. In
terest in this class of literature should
be revived.
It is rarely tha any person has time
to peruse the whole of an author. If
it is done it is usually for the purpose
of boasting about attainment. One
young lady who claimed to have read
Shakespearo said she was quite famil
iar with Romeo but Juliet was aiwaya
out of the library when -she called tor
As we cannot read all even of tho
best it is necessary to select in litera
ture some specialty aud do your read
ing mainly along that line. If you
are a member of a profession select
that side literature, which goes alone
with that profession in a genoral way.