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THE STANFORD DEBATE.
By the unanimous vote of tho ex
coutlvc committee of tho Debating As
sociation of Leland Stanford Unlvcr
slty at its last meeting the following
resolution was adopted:
"Resolved, That tho Intercollegiate
Debating Committee bo authorized to
accept the challenge for a debato to bo
held at Lincoln. Nebraska, this sem
ester, provided that tho return debate
for next year bo hold In tho fall sem
ester and provided that further ar
rangements for this debato shall in no
wise operate to the detriment of the
Intercollegiate debato with California."
Following the adoption, me commit
tee immediately wired Nebraska as fol
low?. "11. It. Gordcu, University of Nebras
ka, Lincoln, Nebraska: Stanford will
debate Lincoln this semester and pay
expenses of bringing Nebraska team
hero next year if debato held hero faU
semester. If this and suggested ar
rangements ior question satisfactory,
proceed immediately nud wire result.
Suggest tentatively April Gth for this
Stanford hold her preliminaries for
choice of her speakers last Saturday
Upon the receipt of this telegram
Pros. O'Connell Issued a call for a meet
ing of the Debating Association. The
mooting was held last Saturday In the
old chapel and lasted from 9:40 a.m.
until 5 p.m. with an hour's recess at
noon. An agreement was reached
only after a long and stormy debate.
The Association first went into a com
mittee of the whole to discuss the
method of selecting the speakers to
meet Leland Stanford. The commit
tee of the whole recommended holding
preliminaries to decide upon the speak
ers. This report was adopted by the
association after a prolonged discus-
Tho-pTOllminary- will be held
on March 25th and is open to all stu
donts In the University.
Tno Kansas-Nebraska dobate took
place Saturday evening at Lawrence,
in which Kansas received tho decis
ion. The question debated was, "Resolved,
That tho United States should con
struct, own, control, and fortify the
Nicaraguan Canal. Nebraska had the
negative side. The Nebraska debat
ers were, W. F. Meier, G. A. Johnson,
and H. J. Theobald, and those repre
senting Kansas, ,T. A. 0olin, C. F.
Kunnold. and H. H. Tangeman.
Each speaker was allowed fifteen
minutes, and afterwards ten minutes
was allowed each side for rebuttal.
Tired, foot sore, and longing for
sleep, the .ebraska debators returned
from Lawrence at different Intervals
yesterday. Although suffering under
defeat the boys were by no means dis
heartened. They were assured by
many of the Kansas people that they
did admirably well under the circum
stances as they existed. Mr. Cald
well, the time keeper, who is an alum
nus of the Kansas University, said,
"Although I am pleasod to have Kan
sas win, yot I will say candidly, each
of you expressed argument, too decis
ive to be overcome by our boys."
The unfortunate circumstance which
caused Nebraska's defeat was an er
ror resulting from tho correspondence
botweon the secretaries of the two de
bating associations, prior to tho debate.
The question as received from Kansas
In the first place was worded different
ly from the official one as read Just bo
fore the debato. When our debators
saw the change In the wording they
knew that the decision would be given
against them. Mr. Meier in
speaking' of this,-said, "If we had
known this condition of affairs existed,
wo would never hao loft Lincoln."
Aside from tho chagrin caused by tnis
mishap, they were generous in their
praise of tho Kansas people for the
treatment they had received while
A HAT AND A CAP.
The senior hats arrived last week
and have already caused one of tho
most Interesting sparring matches over
seen in Lincoln. It was pulled off
in the Library hall Thursday after
noon. Tho principals were President
John Swcn Swonson of the Senior
class and President Frederick K. Neil
son of the Junior class. There was
not so largo a crowd present as there
might havo boon if the mill had been
.iropcrly advertised but tho people
attracted by the noise made up In en
thusiasm what they lacked In numbers.
The trouble started In this wise:
President Swenson was sitting in the
Library reading history with one hand
and guarding his new senior hat with
tho other, when ho was approached by
a certain Sophomore who engaged him
In conversation. Almost at onco a sen
ior approached from the other side to
confer with the PrcsidenL This dis
tracted nis attention from the Sopho
more for a short time and when ho
.urnod tho senior hat teas gone'
President Swenson at onco saw Jun
ior machinations in this incident and
borrowing another Senior hat, set out
to mako reprisals. He proceeds to
President Nellson's room which he en
:ered by force or otherwise and se
mred Neilson's football cap. With
his In his posesslon he returned to the
Library where he met the Junior and
a lively scrap took place, in which Nell
son secured tho borrowed Senior hat
and kept it. Thus within the brief
period of two hours Swenson had lost
two good Senior hats. His feelings
may be better imagined than described.
Then tho Sophomore returned the Pres
ident s own hat. He does not regard
the man who swiped It from him a suc
cessful practical joker.
ON THE BASE ALL FIELD.
During the past week the base ball
men have been putting in some hard
work in practice. A change in the
weather made practice on the field pos
sible, and on Wednesday, Thursday,
and Friday nearly all the candidates
for positions were out..
It is pleasing to note the Interest
that Is being taken by the base ball
enthusiasts of the University. Every
day there is a crowd of "fans" upon
the bleachers sizing up the new men,
and taking a look, at the old and famil
As yet, predictions are entirely out
of order. The men who are showing
up well on the infield are Gaines,
Rhodes, Raymond, Bell, Johnson, Ben
der, Rainey, Crandall, Hood, and oth
ers. The battery work Is still being
carried on in the "cage." The pitchers
showing up best at present are Town
send, Gaines, Shaw, and Bender.
Doanc, Ringer, Maloney, -Rainey, and
Flnley aro doing the back-stop work.
The outfield is filled up well by Bell,
DoPutron. Raymond, Brlttenham, Shld
lor, Wight, and Shaw. Besides tho
candidates above mentioned there arc
many candidates who have not yot
been able to appear upon tho fluid.
The management is well pleaod
with the outlook. Coach and Cap
tain arc both of the opinion that a
strong team will he produced from '.he
presont aggregation. i
The College of Medicine and lit;
orary building at Iowa State Univer
sity were destroyed by fire at an early j
hour Sunday morning. The loss will
Saturday, March ninth, marked tho
forty-fifth birthday of Sigma Alphn Ep
sllon, and, for tho eighth time, Nebras
ka Lambda-Pi chapter celebrated the
event. A ten course dinner was
served, in tho ordinary at tho Lin
coln, to tho active chapter and a num
ber of visiting alumni. N. M. Davlu
son, '09, acted as tho toast mnstcr,
bringing forth somo responses ns wise
as witty. Cougrntulutorlcs wero re
ceived by telegraph from somo of the
sister chapters engaged In like colcbra
tions. The chapter was also tho recip
ient of some j o remembrances from
friends in tov .
The nnual hop of Co. II.. of the ca
det b.uallion was given at Walsh Hall
last Friday evening. The decorations
were in scarlet and cream ami a largo
United Slates flag was draped over tho
entrance. Ices wero served during
tho evening. D. Hansen was chair
man of tho committee on arrangements
and W. P. Wallace was master of ccr
monics. Tho chaperons were Prof,
ana Mrs. Richards, Prof, and Mrs. Fos
sler, Mr. and Mr. Hansen of Fairbury.
and Mrs. McPhceiy of Minden. Those
present wero Misses Outcalt, Rat
Ilff, Tukey, Louise Tukey, Cole, Hon
eywell, Robinson, Shaw, Post, Pad
dock, Elizabeth Paddock, Foster,
Risser, Roberts, Henry. Mar
shall, Andrews, Sedgwick, Bur
ress, Agnew, Moore, Loomis, Thorpe,
Hamilton, Hammond, Anna Hammond,
Griggs, Funke, Jenkins, Bowlby, Ed
gren, and Messrs, Watkins, McCreery,
Sherman, Stein, Lau, Cotton, Everett,
Blackman, McMasters, Schock, Cran
dall, Roberts, Smith, Home, Lewis,
King, Buckley, Davidson, Andrews,
Faweil, Rainey, Shaw, Stratton, Stuhr,
Hansen, Wallace, Elliott, Bartlett,
Klinge, DePutron, Roth. Starke, Sedg
wic.i. Holt, Hill Huso. Lyman, Drain,
Brown, ,ongley, Wright, DeWeese, Al
len, Abbott, Peters, Jouvenat, Frickc,
Bcckman, Hunger, Carnahan, and An
drews. PRIZES FOR LETTERS ABOUT NE
BRASKA. A round trip ticket from any Bur
lington station In Nebraska to Yellow
stone National Park and a complete
trip through tho Park is one of tho
twenty prizes offered by tho Burlin
gton Route for the best letters about
Other prizes are: Trips to Colorado,
tho Black Hills, Chicago, and St.
There aro uiso several cash prizes.
The Burlington offers theso prizes
for letters that will encourage immi
gration to Nebraska. Letters descrip
tive of successful farming, cattle rais
ing, dairying, fruit growing and sim
ilar pursuits are available for the pur
pose In view.
Tho contest closes May 31, 1901.
Circular giving full information will
be mailed on request.
J. Francis, General Passenger Agent,
The Maxwell Club will debate the
following question Saturday evening
Resolved, That the cxistenco of po
litical parties in a state is favorable to
tho public welfare.
Affirmative, Lundburg, Bruckmnn,
Locke, Negative, Storch, Mulligan,
The U. J. D. C. will debate the fol
lowing question: Resolved, That the
annexation of Canada to tho United
States would promote the best Inter
ests of both countries.
AfTiuiativc, Straycr, Brown, and
Barker. Negative, Uowlgh, Posp.sel,
The Palladians will debate the ques
tion, Resolved, That the administra
tion's attitude toward tho indepen
dence of Cuba is justifiable.
The Dellau Club will debate the ques
tion Resolved, That the permanent re
tention of tho Philippines by the
United States is desirable.
Affirmative, Maxwell, Hodge, Berky,
Negative, Monroe, Batle, O'Connell. '
The Delians havo elected the follow
ofllcers for tho ensuing term: Pros.
V. C. Bates, V. Pros. R. C. Harrison,
Sec.-Treas. C. W. Edgerton; Attorneys,
Roy Backford and C. R. Sargent; Sgt.
at Arms, R. W. McCallum.
Runnold, and H. H. Faugeman.
The senior and junior basket ball
teams will probably play a gamo on
Saturday of this week.
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