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Vol. 9-30. No. 27.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, MARCH '20, 1901.
THE UNIVERSITY BILL.
University Appropriation Bill Passes
the Hduse Carries with it $592,-
000 Lighting Plant for the
The general appropriation bill,
which includes the approprlationa for
the university has passed the House
and will be taken up the latter part of
this week by the Senate. The Chan
cellor, several professors, and the
alumni in the House have been work
ing hard in the iiuercsts of the uni
versity. The appropriations at present
are as follows:
(Payable from tho temporary uni
For general current expenses $34,250
annually, including apparatus, books,
-departmental expenses, farmers' insti
tutes, fuel, gas, water and igh:s, fur
niture, incidental expenses, printing,
postage and stationery, stato surveys
(botanical, geological), and purchase
of stock for state farm, $68,500.
For permanent improvements and
repairs, including new building and
equipment, addition to heating appar
atus and tunnels, general repairs and
maintenance, disposition of sewage at
tho farm, cistern and Are protection
apparatus, electric light machines and
wiring, roof for coal areas, remodeling
north wing of central building, (law
fweollegwh-special repairs to ohonneal
laboratory and' general scienco build
ings, sheds, fences and improvements
at the farm, ventilating apparatus lor
Grant Memorial Hall, equipment of ex
periment station building at tho farm,
contingent expenses on works of im
(Payable from, th university cash
fund, inclusive of cash in stato treas
ury March 31, 1001.)
For services in farm and dairy
schools, graduate school, summer
school, school of lino arts, law
school, in laboratories, and for
farm expenses, s'tock, and labor,
books, law school expenses, lab
oratory expenses and supllos, ex
penses in the several special schools
named above, outstanding Indebted
ness, incidentals, and for all other pur
poses for which fees and charges aro
collected by tho university, $75,000.
(Payable from tho "Morrill Fund"
(United States) for tho two lineal
years ending Juno IJ0, 1002, and June
30, 1903, respectively.
For services, equipment, apparatus,
and facilities for instruction in the
school and college of Agricultuo and
the Mechanics Arts, as required by tbo
act of congress approved August 30,
(r'ayablo from tho U. S. Agricultural
Experiment Station fund, for tho two
fiscal years ending Juno 30, 1902, and
uno o0, 1903, respectively.
For sorvices, equipment, apparatus,
, and tho expenses of Investigations and
tho publishing of results as required
by tho act of congress approvou March
2, 1887, $30,000.
Additional for Stato Farm, $o,000.
For instruction at tho university,
$270,000. For Instruction at i..o stato
farm, $5,000. Total, $U5,000.
.STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY,
Postage, books, planks, printing,
traveling and other expenses, $10,u00.
For .pos.age and stationery, $300
Stenographic assistance, $400. Field
and traveling expenses, $800. Print
ing annual report, $500. Om.ce sup
plies, furnituro and expenses, $500.
For publishing reports of the geo
logical survey of Nebraska, $1,200.
For investigation of cornstalk disease
in cattle and horses, to bo expended
under the ciircccion of the animal path
oligist of tho experiment station at the
state farm in conjunction with the pro
lessors of chemistry and botany at the
stato university, $2,500.
Last week Governor Dietrich sont a
message to the legislature submitting
a plan for the establishment of a light
ing plant on the campus to furnish
electric light and power for all the
state institutions in and about Lincoln.
The governor shows that the present
annual cost for ligluing the capitol,
executive mansion, penientiary, home
ror the friendless, hospital for the in
sane, university, farm, and school of
music, and furnishing power for the
university, penitentiary, and insane
asylum, and heating the university is
$20,896. By means of the central sys
tem this will bo reduced to $10,400,
making a net saving of $10,496 near
ly 50 per cent, not including the sav
ing in repairs and labor. . ..
The Senior Class Book for 1901 will cost fifty cents and
will be out April 3. All wishing copies should get them that
day as the edition is limited. Address
L. B. STUHR OR S. H. THOMPSON,
The cost of such a plant wouui not
exceed $50,000, so it will pay for itself
in less than five years.
Tho establishment of this plant at
tho university would place it under
the care of expert electricians and
would give the university tho benefit
of a largo practical plant for purposes
H. J. KLINGE ROBBED.
H. j. Kllngo, captain of company B,
was waylaid and robbed last Wednes
day night. Ho was on his way from
Cameron's cafe to tho Sigma Alpln
Epsllon houso at 635 South Eleventh
street. The hold-up occurred near an
alloy on Eleventh and near K street.
Mr. Kllngo stariod to pass a man
who was waluing slowly soutu. When
ho got opposite tho man he was struck
a violent blow on tho head which ren
dored him unconscious. Shortly after
ward ho was found, still unconscious,
by C, W. Clnpp, and removed to his
room. Ho was badly bruised about the
head and fuco, his qlothing was torn,
and somo of his pocitets turned wrong
sldo out. All tho ovldenco points to
robbery as tho motive for tho assault.
Ho nad but llttlo money in his pockets
and had fortunately loft his watch at
homo when ho started out.
Ills Injuries woro severe enough to
keep him out of school several days.
It was necessary to take several
stitches in a gash in his Up.
' Mr. Kllngo gave as good a descrip
tion as pjbsslbhy bf his assailant but
as yet the pollco havo been unablo to
locata tho man.
Progress During the Past Week The
R. suits of the Discussion at the
Pan Faculty Meeting Oppo-'
Tho explanation of tho plan for con
ducting .iho now daily and tho discus
sion which followed it at the last pan
faculty meeting, has had tho effect of
overcoming the objections which were
in evidence al first. rino idea, preva
lent &i first, tha. tho new projet
woun. add another paper to tho alreac.y
too numerous list of university pub
lications was tho cause of tne greater
part of" tne opposition. When ii be
came generally understood that the
Nebras..an-Hesperian would cease pub
lication as a weekly at the end of wie
term and that tho dally would tako
Its place next year tho opposition dis
appeared. Professor Dann, who led the
opposition at tho pan-faculty discus
sion, after hearing the whole plan and
thinking the matter over carefully,
has como out in favor of the new daily
and will give it his hearty support.
The stock of the new company is
being rapidly subscribed. Subscrip
tion lists were put in circulation last
Thursday' and $200 worth of stock has
already been subscribed. These lists
are headed as follows:
"We tho undersigned hereby express
our willingness to become stockholders
in tho Nebraskan-Hesperian Publish
ing Company, said company to bo or
ganized in accordance with tho plan
outlined at tho pan-faculty meeting of
i.iarch IS h, and published in the Nebraskan-Hesperian
of March 19th; it
being tho purpose of said company to
publish a daily newspaper in tho Uni
versity of Nebraska."
Lists will bo placed in tho Secre
tary's office in University hall, anu at
tho Co.-Op. Every student, proicssor,
and alumnus Is requested to join m
and j)ush the dally. If you have no.
read tho plan of organization got a
copy of tho Nobraskaiw-iesperian of
March 19, and read it carefully. Cop
ies can be obtained freo at tho Secre
tary s office and at tho Co.-Op. as long
as they last. If you havo any ques
tions to ask or objections to offer let
us hear them and vo will do our best
to answer them satisfactorily.
Tne plan offered is tho result of
much thought and caroful considera
tion no- only by ourselves but y men
who havo had wide experience and
whoso sound judgment is recognized
by every ono. In formula. Ing tho plan
tho peculiarities of Nobraska students
and tho conditions which oxlst In this
university havo been taken Into con
sideration. Tho result is the plan pro
posed. If anyone has any suggestions
or changes to proposo, wo want to
know them. Tho plan should bo made
as perfect as posslblo bofqro tho artic
les of Incorporation aro fliod.
SOME OBJECTIONS ANSWERED.
During tho past week wo havo hoard
tho following objections offerou to tho
proposed plan for conducting the dally.
1. A stock company wl1 h share's of
five dollars each and Hml.od to two
hundred would not give tho student's
and faculty 'a direct voice In the man
agement of the paper that was to rep
resent their respective Interests.
, .2.. To establish a stock company' as
an Independent self-governing concern
is to establish a company wlioso prin
cipal aim will bo financial gain rather
ihan the advancement of tho" interests
of the university. .
In answer to tho firs': objection, we
will say that the number of shares
must not necessarily oe limited to two
hundred, but it must bo liihited to
somo numoer, and that number should
bo no: much greater than tho present
demand for stock. If it Is found that
more than two hundred shares can be
sold, tho number will not be limited to
two. hundred. The plan of having ev
ery subscriber a stockholder, with an
unlimited number or shares 'and no
legal corporation, has ben tried this
year, and has resul.ed In at'ailUre.
the students who started the now pa
per at. the beginning of this year are
the. ones who havo been turning 'oufc to
tne. meetings of tho subscribers and
they aro the only ones. A; ho'meeting
has their been an attendance of twen
tyrfivo students. A subsflber' feels' no
responsibility as, a member of sucri an-
association. , Any men who'arop'opi-,-''
iii auu ui.Dijuuu iuuui;iu.us VUttiBVUi;
their, election to the chief no;
thosp positions. "Everybody's be
is no-coys ousiness, is an a;
whicn applies well in this case.
The second ejection was evidently
offered by some one who had not taken
tho trouble to inform himself fully
concerning tho details of tho plan.
Tho clause which reads vVhatevcr pro
fits may accruo over and above such
an amount as tho board oi! direo.ors
shall . com necessary to hold as a re
serve, shall oo placed at tho disposal
of the regents of tho University of Ne
braska,'' answers that objection.
The stockholders must havo somo re
turn for tho money Invested. They aro
nd; asked to contributo to a charitablo
enterprise. Each share of stock car.
rles with It ono subscription to tho
dally per year, 'iho holder of tho stock
will get tho paper free just as long as
he bolus his shares. Ho can transfer
shares whenever ho sees fit, very prob
auly ior more than their par value.
It is of:on said that Nobraska stu
dents aro different from other students.
This is to a certain extent true and wo
must look tho situation squarely In tho
faco and not rush headlong ln:o any
enterprise without looking at tho mat
tor from ovory point of view. Wo bo
llovo that tho proposed plan offers tho
best solution of the problem, and havo
yet to hear a reasonable objection.
WnAT THE ALUMNI THINK.
A number of prominent alumni havo
written us regarding tho project for a
dally in tho university and they aro
unanimous in favor of tho Idea. Thoir
opinions aro admirably summed up in
tho following lottor recently received
from O. S. Erwln, "97.
"In this connection, I doslro to tako
tho opportunity of expressing myself
on tho question of a dally paper which,
I understand, is Doing agitated in tho
university. Thoro seoms to mo to bo
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