University of Nebraska College of Law - Yearbook (Lincoln, NE)
- Class of 1897
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JUDGE MANOAH B. REESE, DEAN
CQLLEGE GF LAW
Llninersitg of Hebraska
CUQSS .of '97
Labor omnia mmf
Fouu led 1 Publis! ed
SPINIOT Luv CLASS OF 1897
,Bubge Zlfanoab Bositic Reese,
pm: ljnnnrrin ahh rzspecteh Dean,
this volume in affentinnatzlxj
Boarb of Ebitors
WARD HILDRETH, Ed
AMES FLAHERTY, Busin
GUY WILDER GREEN
DAVID LEWIS KILLEN
MAHLON FRITZ MANVILLE
ERNST FREDERICK WARNER
:ST is with not a little hesitancy that the Senior Law'
Class of 1897 has undertaken to inaugurate, in the
University of Nebraska, the custom of publishing a volume
that shall be distinctly a Law- College publication. It is
with still greater hesitancy that the editors present Uris
work to the critical inspection of an exacting public. We
crave your indulgence and trust that if our efforts have not
been rewarded with complete success, they, at least, have
not been entirely misdirected.
The Board of Editors are under especial obligations, and
desire to express their thanks, to the Faculty and to the'
Alumni for their very liberal support and assistance.
CLASS OF NINETY-SEVEN
CHARLES EDWIN ABBOTT A
" Blushing is the color of Virtue."
Was born at Taylorville, Ill., December 1,
1871. Has made his home at Hayes Center,
Neb., for the past twenty years. Held im-
portant clerkships in both national and
state affairs. A member of the legal fra-
ternity of Phi Delta Phi.
' GEORGE I. BABCOCK
" Thou unassuming commonplace of nature."
This gentleman was first a resident of the
state of Wisconsin March 21, 1871. Traces
his ancestry to the Pilgrim fathers, and
prides himself in being blooded English.
Prepared at University of Nebrask B.A.,
'94. Was a member of Palladian Literary
Society. Home address, North Loup, Ne-
CYRUS OSCAR BROVVN
" Comparisons are odorousf' '
Soon after the close of the civil War, an-
other disturbing element arose in the per-
sonage of the aforesaid. Mr. Brown was
born in the state of Iowa, and, like Abra-
ham Lincoln, selected a log cabin as his
Hrst residence. Related to Peter Kester of
Revolutionary fame. Just common, mixed
blood. Prepared at South Dakota Agri-
cultural College, B.S. Member of Delian
FRANK E. BROWN
' Inever knew so young a body with so old a head."
Received the plaudits of an admiring
public at Spava, Ill., in the year 1872.
Prepared at University of Nebraska,
M.A. Assistant in department of Anieri-
can History, University of Nebraska, 1894-
'95. Principal of Kearney High School,
1895-96. Member of Phi Kappa Psi and
Phi Delta Phi fraternities.
" To be great is to be misunderstood."
First exhibited his bald head sometime in
the year 1864 and somewhere in the State of
Indiana. Claims relationship to Darby
Carr. Prepared at Eastmans, N. Y., and
Western Normal College. Degrees B.S.
and M.A. Principal of public schools and
county superintendent of schools. .
"There may be many Caesars
Ere such another J uliusf'
Hails from Mars. Took up his resi-
dence "p, in -Pennsylvania, May 15, 1871.
Came ebraska 1878. Received the de-
gree of B.L. at Nebraska Wesleyan Univer-
sity 1895. Member of the Everett Literary
Society While in University, and president
during the last telim. Member of Phi
Delta Phi fraternity. He could scrap the
hardest and longest of any one in the Max-
well club. Home address, Surprise, Neb.
CLASS or NINETY-SEVEN
"Lord of himself, -that heritage of Woelt'
The evening and the morning were the
first day to this gentleman August 8, 1878,
place, Lincoln, Neb.
Traces his ancestry to Adam via Scotland
and Ireland. Graduated from Princeton
1894, with the degree A.B. A member of
Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Address 1505
Farnam St., Omaha.
DENIS JAMES FLAHERTY '
"As merry as the day is long."
The magic of his face was iirst beheld Feb-
ruary 24, 1871, at Galena, Ill.
Home address, Hartington, Neb. Claims
to 'be of American and Irish descent Qmostly
.all Irish. J 5
Prepared for the study of law at Creigh-
ton University and Detroit College, B.A. Sc
M.A. Has held all the oflices in college
JESSE INES GATES
"A very gentle heart and of a good conscience. "
Became the town talk at Maine, Brown
county, New York, February 13, 1868.
Prepared at Highland Park, Normal Col-
lege of Des Moines, Iowa. Degree B.D.
WVas a principal in public schools before
coming here. A member of the Delian
Literary society. Home address, Gaza,
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HELEN M. GOFF
"The observed of all observers,"
Came to this strange earth via Illinois, Oc-
tober G, 1870. Is of English descent. lVas
educated at Monmouth College, Monmouth,
Ill. Has always been interested in reform
movements. Present secretary of Nebraska
State 'Woman Suffrage Association. Home
address, Kearney, Neb.
IVAN WVILBUR GOODNER
" Yet do I fear thy nature-9
It is too full o' the milk of human kindness.
Assumed the responsibilities of life in the
state of Illinois, July 24, 1858. lVas short
on 4' ire bote" and burned the genealog-
ical tree, but has blue and red blood. Six
years oiiicial court stenographer in Dakota.
territory. Clerk of supreme court of South
Dakota from the time of admission of the
state until November, 1896. Grand lecturer
of Grand Lodge of Masons and Grand Mas-
ter of Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of
South Dakota. Member of Phi Delta Phi.
GUY VVILDER GREEN
"Here rills of oily eloquence in soft
Meanders, lubricate the course they take. "
Swelled the population of Ottawa, Ill., by
his arrival there, June 11, 187 3. Claims
relationship to General Nathaniel Green,
and of course is of English descent. Doane
College, B.S. President Philomathean Lit-
erary Society. Captain and, iniatiager of
base ball team while in college... member
of Phi Delta Phi. Nebraska representative
in ,Kansas and Nebraska debatel- President
offsenior law class, fourth -term,
CLASS OF NINETY-SEVEN
NATHAN RICKERS GREENFIELD
" No man can lose what he never had. "
Did his first crying near Freeport, Ill.,
February 24, 1874. Is of German stock,
both grandfathers having fought with Blu-
oher in the battle of lVaterloo. .Book-
keeper in the senate of the twenty-fifth
session of Nebraska legislature. Will begin
active practice at once in his home town,
FRANK JASPER GUSTIN
" Who can tell for what high cause
This darling of the gods was born."
Took his first exercise on July 27, 1877, at
the city of Princeton, in the state of Illi-
nois. Has made his home at Kearney, Ne-
braska, for several years, being a resident
of this state for the past lifteen years.
Blood, sky blue and cinnamon. A mem-
ber of the Sigma Chi fraternity. V
GUY WVARREN HASSLER
" A countenance more in sorrow than in anger."
Became known to time and sense CD at Con-
nellsville, Pa., December 10, 1869. Came
to Nebraska twenty-three years ago, and
has made this state his home ever since.
A member of the Masonic lodge. Home
address Pawnee City, Neb.
WILLIAM HENRY HAYWARD
" Gods! How the son degenerates from the sire."
Arrived in the great centennial year at
Nebraska City, Neb., April 29. Has lived
in Nebraska all his life, is the son of Judge
Hayward, Captain of Co. C, 2d Regiment,
Nebraska National Guard, right tackle
Varsity foot ball team, and manager of
the base ball team. President of the law
class, member of Phi Delta Theta, Theta
Nu Epsilon and Phi Delta Phi Fraternities.
"Every man has his fault, and honesty is his."
Was found in his father,s house July 10,
1869, at Fowlerville, Mich. Came to Ne-
braska in 1873. Claims relationship to
Richard Hildreth, the historian. Scotch,
English, and Danish descent. Graduated
from the University of Nebraska, 1895,
A. B. Member of the fraternities of Phi
Kappa Psi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi
Delta Phi. Address, Lincoln, Neb.
ELBERT O. JONES
"What ean't be cured must be endured."
First entertained his friends at Myron,
la., June 9, 1872. Blood is a mixture of
Welsh and English. Claims relationship
to Capt. John Smith and Noah. A mem-
ber of the Palladian Literary Society. A
contributor to the second edition of Amer-
ican and English Encyclopedia of Law.
Vice president Senior Law Class. Home
address, Brandon, S. D.
CLASS OF NINETY-SEVEN
DAVID LEWIS KILLEN
"An eye like Mars to threaten or command."
VVas first noticed in Armagh, Pa., April
23, 1870. Blood, red. and Irish green.
Prepared at Normal University. Degrees
B.D. and BS. A member of the Delian
literary society and president of the same.
Delegate to National Convention of Repub-
lican College leagues in Chicago, 1896. A
member of A.F. and A.M. Home address,
" Man delights not meg no nor pictures either."
lfVas born near Leonardville, Kansas, Au-
gust 14,1870. Descended from Swedish
ancestry. For seven years taught in the
schools of Nebraska. Took the Doane
scholarship at Crete high school for highest
class standing. Home address, Saronville,
MAHLON FRITZ MANVILLE
" The wisest, brightest, meanest of mankind."
Became a chose in possession at Shelby-
ville, Missouri, November 4, 1871. Gets
his black hair from his French Huguenotan-
cestors and his amiable disposition from
Puritan stock. Came to Nebraska in 1881,
making his home at Crete, is a graduate of
Doane College, A.B., 1893. A member of
Phi Delta Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
"When a Woman
will, she Will,
You may depend on't:
But when she won't,
And that's the end
BEN C. MATTHEWVS ,
"A11.angel, or if not, an earthly paragonf'
Was first admired at Sigourney, Iowa, Oc-
tober 10, 1871. Does not accuse any per-
sonages of national repute as responsible
for his existence. A graduate of the Uni-
versity of Nebraska, B.A. ,95, M.A, '97.
Was a member of Palladian Literary S0-
ciety. Home address, Kiowa, Kan.
WILLEY HERBERT MILLER
" Confusion now hath made his masterpiece."
The Chief'Justice Miller, as we knew him,
made his bow upon the stage of action J an-
uary 16, 1870, near Allison, Iowa. Traces
his ancestors to before Revolutionary times.
Blood, Dutch, English, and Irish. Regrets
that his ancestors did not come over in the
Mayflower. Home address, Franklin, Neb.
" The march of the human mind is slow,"
First breathed the breath of life at Belle-
vue, Iowa, April 29, 1874. Germany and
Ireland claim equal equities, the legal title
being in the former. Prepared at Western
Normal. President of senior law class
third term. Present deputy county treas-
urer of Frontier county, Neb. Home ad-
dress, Cambridge, Neb.
CLASS or NINETY-snvnN
JESSE TUCK PARKER
"Men of few words are the best men. "
Delighted his friends for the first time
August 11, 1850, in Franklin county, Maine.
Mr. Parker is able to trace his ancestry
through eight generations, they coming
from England to Massachusetts in the year
1630. Prepared at VVesleyan University.
Filled the oftice of county superintendent
in Nebraska. A member of Delta Kappa
Epsilon and Phi Delta Phi fraternities.
Home address, Saint Paul, Neb.
EMIL EDWIN PLACEK
"He Wears the rose of youth upon him."
His genial smile Was Hrst seen at Milligan,
Nebraska, as late as December 14, 1877,
at which place he has made his home all his
life. Placek was a friend to every member
of the class. His father was one of the
first settlers of Fillmore county. Makes no
claims upon any nationality except Bohemia.
HILLIARD' s. RIDGLEY
" To be or not to be, that is the question."
VVas first seen at Siam, Iowa, October 16,
1874. Has lived in Nebraska six years,
making his home at North Platte. Has
been engaged in the newspaper business.
His blood is Aztec Indian and Dago, half
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GEORGE HAMPTON RISSER
" None but himself can be his equal."
lVas a resident of the college town of
Mount Pleasant, Iowa, the Hrst several years
of his life, having been born there on March
20, 1877. Is of German and English de-
scent. Like all members of this class is dis-
tantly related to Sir WVil1iam Blackstone-
Prepared at University of Nebraska. Presi-
dent Of Maxwell Club first term of senior
year, member of Sigma Chi and Phi Delta
4 JOHN DE YARMAN sMrrH
'K I know everything except myself."
Came to the assistance of his parents
March 20, 1868, at Uniontown, Penn. His
ancestors are of Dutch, Irish and French
blood. A member of I. O. O. F. and Phi
Delta Phi. Home address, Primghar, Ia.
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CHARLES YODER THOMPSON..
"Like a pond, still but deep."
Was born in the Keystone state in the city
of Reading, October. 17 , 187 6. rras made
'his home at West Point, Neb., most of his
life. Scotch and ,Swiss blood. Prepared at
Omaha high school. Secretary of senior
law class. Member of Phi Delta Phi and
Phi Kappa Psi. '
CLASS OF NINETY-SEVEN
SIDNEY M. TRUE
" There is something rotten in the state of Denmark. "
This genial gentleman claims to have fa-
vored the city of Lincoln by having selected
it as the place of his birth, April 6, 1873.
Has made his home for several years at Te-
cumseh, Neb. Is related to Li Hung
Chang, Queen Lil, and Buffalo Bill, a mem-
ber of Phi Delta Phi. .
ERNST FREDERICK CARL VVARNER
"You may relish him more in the soldier than in
Received the plaudits of an admiring public
October 10, 1870, in the state of 'Wisconsin
Of course, his name indicates that he might
be a Swede or Chinaman, but Warner claims
to be pure German. If he is related to any
famous personages, the Lord only knows,
and he Wont tell. Engaged in teaching
school and in the banking business before
entering the college of law. A 'Delian.
Hoc address, Creighton, Neb.
LLBERT SIDNEY VVHITE -
Jr I have that Within which passeth showf'
Sid was a Christmas present to his parents
in the year 1874. lVas born at Palmyra,
Neb., his present home address being South
Omaha, Neb. Completed the sophomore
year in the University of Nebraska. Presi-
dent of the Athletic Association, a member
of Phi Delta Phi, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
fraternities, in both of which he has Qlfeld
the leading oflices. Y
CLEMENT LEACH WILSON
':Gloon1y calm of idle vacancy."
Became an ornament in the house of his
parents, April 24, 1874, in the county of Ne-
niaha, Nebraska.. Prepared at Johnson
High School and Lincoln Nornial Univer-
sity. Is ofNVelsh and Dutch descent. A
nieniber of the Delian literary society, and
like us all a nieniber of the Maxwell club.
Home address, Johnson, Neb.
DENVER LOARING VVILSON
"But Lord! how he could kick?
Did his first kicking at Clarington, Ohio,
March 16, 1868. Is of English and Dutch
blood, graduate of Western Normal College
at Shenadoah, Iowa, degree B.D. Presi-
dent of the Maxwell club, third term.
NEWTON D BURGH, Central City.
DAVID F BURKS, Fairbury. .
JAMES R BURKS, Beatrice.
JAMES W. CHITWVOOD, Macon.
WELLS M. COOK, Hartington. '
EDWARD C. FARMER, Madelia.
ANTHONY G. KARPISHEK, Linwood.
FREDERICK J. D. LASBY, Chester.
HOWARD B. RALEY, Crete.
J ULE SCHOENHEIT, Lincoln.
JOHN E. SPAAN, Orange City, Iowa.
EDMUND T. SULLIVAN, Harvard, Ill.
JAMES H. WAIJLIS, Paris, Idaho.
Cibcmcellor George CE. Zllocteon, SSSS. D.
Dr. George Edwin MacLean, the iifth Chancellor of the Uni-
versity of Nebraska, was born in Rockville, Conn., August 31,
1850, son of Edwin W. MacLean and Julia H. QLaddj MacLean.
His father, a man of public spirit, was a successful merchant,
postmaster of Rockville, a member of the I. O. O. F., and later a
deacon of the Congregational church of Great Barrington, Mass.
The earliest American representatives of the family settled in
Hartford and Vernon, Conn., before the Revolution. The gene-
.alogy in Scotland reaches back to the eleventh century with a
legendary line for several centuries beyond. The Ladd family
first came to this country in 1632. Dr. MacLean received his pre-
paratory education in Vlfesttield Academy and Williston Sem-
inary, Massachusetts. He entered WVilliams College, from which
he graduated in 1871. He completed a course of study at Yale
Theological School in 1874, and accepted the pastorate of the
Presbyterian and Congregational society in New Lebanon, N. Y.
From 1877 to 1881 he was minister of the Memorial Presbyterian
church, Troy, N. Y. Going abroad in the latter year he studied
at the University of Leipzig until 1883, with the exception of
two semesters at the University of Berlin. He devoted his at-
tention especially to philology and history, Biblical exegesis, and
old English literature. He collated several old English manu-
scripts in the British Museum, Oxford, and Cambridge.
He made the degree of Ph. D. at Leipzig. After an extended
tour through Europe, he returned to the United States, and
shortly thereafter accepted the chair of the English Language and
Literature in the University of Minnesota. At the expiration of
seven years' service he obtained a leave of absence, spending eleven
months in studying in the British Museum, and in making cycle
tours through England. Facilities were everywhere aiforded
him for becoming acquainted with English life and thought, es-
pecially at the universities. Ho resumed the duties of his pro-
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fessorship in December, 18925 but again in 1894 he began 1'e-
searches in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. In 1891 he was
elected a member of the Philological Society of London, and
also of the American Philological Society. I-Ie is also a member
of the Modern Language Association, of the American Dialect
Society, of the American Forestry Association, an honorary
member of the Whig Society of the Princeton University, of the
North American Bee Keepers? Association, and the Society of
Electrical Engineers of the University of Nebraska.
In 1895 the degree of LL. D. was conferred upon him by VVil-
liams College, the same year in which he was elected Chancellor
of the University of Nebraska. I-Ie is also Director of the United
States Agricultural Experiment Station at the University, and
during the summer of 1896 traveled in England, I-Iolland, and
Germany, studying the Work done in the Stations in each country.
Personally he is an agreeable man, and this, coupled With his
abilities as a teacher and administrator, has distinguished him
in the educational circles of Nebraska. In addition to numerous
shorter articles and reviews, he has published 4'ZElfric's Anglo-
Saxon Version of Alcuini Interrogationes Sigewuli Presbyteri
in Crenesin," QIfIalle, 188305 'L An Old and Middle English Reader '9
by Zupitza QBoston, 1886l, HAn Introductory Course in Old
Englishfi prepared by Professor lrVilkin and K. C. Babcock
QMinneapolis, 1891j5 HA Chart of English Literature with Refer-
encesf, which has passed through several editions, the last in
New York and London, 18923 and c'An Old and Middle English
Reader, with Introduction, Notes and Glossaryw QNeW York and
Dr. MacLean was married May 20, 1874, to Clara S. Taylor, a
daughter of Charles J. Taylor, of Great Barrington, Mass. They
have no children.
Zuoge ZI'ia'noab 23. Reese, Dean
"He was indeed the glass
VVherein the noble youth did dress themselves."
Judge Manoah Bostic Reese, familiarly known as the good Dean,
is a native of Illinois and was bornin Macoupin county, September,
5, 1839. His parents were not wealthy, and his early education
was limited to the opportunities furnished by the district school in
that, then, new and sparsely settled country.
In 1856 his parents, with the family, moved to Clark county,
Iowa, and located on a farm, where he remained until after he
attained his majority. During this time he attended the public
schools within his reach, and when about twenty-one years of age
entered a seminary at Gsceola, Iowa, which he attended about two
years. Qn the first day of January, 1862, he was married to
Miss Carrie Burrows, formerly of Mooresville, Indiana. He en-
listed in the army of the United States during the lVar of the
Rebellion, but owing to an injury he had received in his youth he
was not allowed to serve.
Upon his return home he at once began the study of law in the
oflice of I-Ion. James Rice at Osceola, Iowa. I-Ie was admitted to
the bar in 1865 and immediately entered upon the practice, form-
ing a partnership with his preceptor.
In 1871 he removed to the State of Nebraska, finally locating at
llfauhoo, in this state in 1871. In 1875 he was elected and served
asa delegate to the constitutional convention which formed the
present constitution of Nebraska. In 1876,,18'78, and 1880, he was
successively elected to the ofiice of district attorney for the then
fourth judicial districtg and in 1883 he was elected as one of the
judges of the supreme court of the state, holding the oiiice for six
years, during the last two of which he was the chief justice. His
opinions while a member of the court were characterized by evil
dent fairness and strength, rather than by the elaborate marshal-
ing and discussion of authorities. j
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In 1891 Judge Reese was selected as lecturer upon the subject.
of Real and Personal Property in the college of law in the State-
University of Nebraska, and held that position until he Was-
elected Dean of the college in 1893, which position he now holds.
Judge Reese ranks among the leaders of the Nebraska bar,
both as counsellor and advocate. He is popular, and respected
by the bench and his professional brethren, and is strong with the
people. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and has
served as Grand Master of that order in Nebraska. He is amem-
ber of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and represented the Ne-
braska Conference of that church in 1888 as a lay delegate to the
General Conference held in the city of New York.
Dean Reese is exceptionally Well fitted for the position of trust
that he holds, and his moral influence over the students is one of
his strongest points. He is the idol of the students and is hon-
ored and beloved by all of them without exception. As an in-
structor he is energetic, patient, and entertaining. He strives to
make the most difficult subject interesting and attractive, and his
success in this direction is in no small manner due to the exten-
sive fund of experience and illustration that he has to 'draxv from.
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IZIIIN. XV. S. SI'M5ll'1HS BIN. H. F.Gn11l1 L. UIH'Il'ZNH
prof. fibarles CI. Robbins
Prof. Charles A. Robbins, Secretary of the Law Faculty, was
born at Abingdon, Knox county, Ill., June 5, 1861. His father
died when he was two years old, and as soon as he was old enough
he Worked in a brick-yard, on the farm, and in a store, during
vacations, for means to attend school. He completed the course
in the Abingdon High School, of which our present Congress-
man, J. B. Strode, was principal, in May, 187 6. In the fall of
the same year he entered Hedding College, from which institu-
tion he graduated- in 1881, with the degree of Ph. B.. H rustling H
-as he says-out of school hours and during vacations to pay
his way through college. In 1884 he was awarded the degree of
Ph. M. from the same college. .
After teaching school two years, Professor Robbins entered
Union College of Law QNorthwestern and Chicago Universitiesj
in the fall of 1883, and graduated therefrom in June, 1885, with
degree LL. B. Although he clerked in a law office and taught
night school While pursuing his law course, he received first prize
scholarship both years, as Well as first thesis prize.
He remained in Chicago one year after graduation, clerking in
the law office and Writing for legal periodicals, and in 1886 came
to Lincoln, Neb., where he has made his home since. He was
married in January, 1889, to Miss Bertha J ones, of Abingdon,
Professor Robbins became connected with the College of Law
in 1893, and is one of the hardest workers and most successful
instructors in the Faculty. He is clear and logical, and has a
forcible Way of presenting things so that they make a deep and
lasting impression upon the mind of the student. A hard worker
himself, he insists on the students putting in full time while
here, telling them that they can play after school is out. Al-
though he has several other departments of instruction, his spec-
ialties are Contracts, Commercial Pape1', and Pleading.
Lion. Soseph Zi. webster
Joseph Ravvson Weloster was born May 5, 1839, near Bombay,
India, of American parents abroad under passport. His parents
returned to Victor, N. Y., in 1842," remaining there until 18456,
when they removed to La Grange county, Indiana. Until his tif-
teenth year he attended school in a log schoolhouse. He then at-
tended the academy, the La Grange Collegiate Institute at On-
tario, Ind., entered Wabash College Crawfordsville, Ind., in
1858, and graduated in 1862, taking :class honors. His youth was
spent Working on the farm and in a saw mill, and his recreation
was the sports of a frontier life, hunting, and canoeing. -
In April, 1861, on the evening of President Lincolnis first call
for three-month volunteers, he enlisted as private in Company I,
11th Indiana Infantry, under Captain Qafterwards Generalj Lew
VVallace, serving in the Shenandoah valley, Virginia. At the ex-
piration of his time he returned to college, and on graduating in
1862 again enlisted. He was elected captain of Company G,
88th Indiana Infantry, and subsequently was commissioned Major
of the regiment. In 1864 he was made Lieutenant Colonel of the
44th United States COlO1'6Cl Infantry, which regiment he raised
and organized. Colonel IVebster continued in active service
uhtil 1866, when he resigned and engaged in cotton planting at
Rosedale, Boliver county, Miss., until the spring of 1869. Dur-
ing tlie service, between campaigns, he studied law and was ad-
mitted to the bar in July, 1869, at Glenwood, Ia. He located at
Council Bluffs, Ia., but remained there only a few months before
removing to Lincoln, N eb.
In military service Col. Wfebster, besides many minor engage-
ments, participated in the general battles of Chaplin Hills, Ken-
tucky, October S, 1862, Stone River, Tennessee, December 31
to January 6,1S63g siege of Chattanoogag siege and battle of
Nashville, Tenn., December 15-18, 1861. At the organization of
the Grand Army of the Republic, he identilied himself with it,
26 HON. JOSEPH R. WEBSTER
and is a member of Farragut Post, Lincoln, Neb., also of mili-
tary order of the Loyal Legion, Department of Nebraska, and
of the Society of Colonial lVars, council of District of Colum-
Judge WVebster has always been an ardent republican, and has
served the state in a civil as well as military capacity. As a
member of the Board of Education he aided in hastening the erec-
tion of permanent school structures, thus placing the educational
system on a sound basis, as-'member of the city council he was
active in advocating and adopting municipal ownership of water
service and other municipal enterprises. In 1878-79 he was
county judge of Lancaster county, and in 187 3-74 Attorney Gen-
eral of Nebraska. He has always taken a lively interest in social
and municipal improvements and reforms, and in his profession has
attained prominence as an able and widely informed lawyer. He
was one of the organizers of the private law school under Dean
WVm. Henry Smith, which preceded the present Law College, and
at the organization of the University College of Law was made
Lecturer in Equity Jurisprudence, which position he now holds.
He was married in 1873 to Sara Cooper Thompson, of Lima,
Ind., and they have one child. He traces his ancestry back to
John lVebster, of VVarwickshire, England, who immigrated to
Connecticut before 1635, and was its Colonial Governor from
1656-59. Judge VVebster's father, in 1835, went in the service of
the American Board of Foreign Missions to Bombay, in charge of
its publishing house there, and while there assisted in publishing
the Maharatta translation of the Bible.
prof. 5. lj. wilson
Prof. Henry H. Wilson was born January 1, 1854, near Fre-
mont, Sandusky county, O. He came with his parents to Ne-
braska in 1871, and settled on a farm in Saunders county, near
Ashland. Before coming to Nebraska, and from an earlyage,
the care of his fatheris farm devolved chiefly upon him, but soon
after coming to this state he abandoned theffarm and taught
school for some time in the Platte valley.
In 187 3 he entered the State University, from which institution
he graduated in 1878 with the degree of Ph. B., and in 1886 the
degree of A. M. was conferred upon him.
From the University he went to Seward, Neb., where he was
principal of the high school for two years. It was during his-
stay at Seward that he began the study of law. Returning to-
Lincoln in 1880, and entering the office of a prominent attorney,
he completed his preparation for the bar, to which he was admit-
ted in 1881. Since that time he has been successively associated
with the firms of Ricketts Xe lWilson in 1881, Lamb, Ricketts QQ
Vlilson in 1882, and Riclzets LG lVilson again in 1892, of which
latter firm he is at present a member.
Professor lVilson has continued his interest in literary matters
since leaving the University, and has at different times contrib'
uted prominently to the current magazines, articles both of a lit-
erary and legal nature. He has occupied the chair of Lecturer
on Evidence in the Law College since its formation, and in 1895
was given the degree of LL. M. by the University. He is a.
member of the American Bar Association, and is chairman of the
Committee on Legal Education of Commercial Lawyers' League
of America. He is also 2L1110111b61'Of the bar of the Supreme
Court of the United States, before which court he has appeared
n several prominent cases. Although a Republican politically,
hc is a firm believer in the principles of Prohibition.
Professor Wilson was married in June, 1882, to Miss Emma
Parks. They have had a family of three children, two of which
ure living. .
Ziubge Samuel Maxwell
Hon. Samuel Maxwell, the Patriarch of the Nebraska bar, was
born in New York State, May 20, 1826, at Lodi, a suburb of
Syracuse. His father and 'mother were children of wealthy par-
'entS, and both we1'e well educated. He received a common school
education, but continued his studies for some time after leaving
-- In 1844 he moved to Michigan, where he taught school several
years, and in 1852 purchased a farm in Oakland county. He re-
mained there until 1856, when he disposed of his property and
moved to Nebraska, taking up a pre-emption near Plattsmouth.
Having taken up the study of law some time prior to this, and
feeling the need of a better opportunity for pursuing his study,
he returned to Michigan in 1858, and entered the office of a
prominent lawyer in Bay City. '
He was admitted to the bar in 1859, and immediately returned
to Nebraska. Soon after his return he was elected delegate from
Cass county'-touthef iirst Republican Territorial Convention, and
in October 'Ofiitllf-3 same year was elected Representative' from
Cass countytto the Legislature. In June, 1864, he was elected
delegate to the first Constitutional Convention. The convention
met at Omaha, July 4, 1864, but adjourned sine die immediately
after organizing, as it was evident that any constitution prepared
would be defeated. 1 A
In October, 18611, he was again elected to the Legislature, and
was chairman of the judiciary committee, introducing the bill for
the revision of the statutes, October, 1865, he was a third time
elected a member of the House, and assisted in framing the Con-
stitution of 1866. He was also a member of the first State Leg-
islature, which met at Omaha, July 4, 1866, for the purpose of
'electing senators, and setting in operation the new state govern-
ment. And in 1867 the Governor appointed him Commissioner
to select the Capitol building and University lands.
JUDGE SAMUEL MAXWVELL ' 29
About the year 1870 he organized the First National Bank of
Plattsmouth, with which institution he was connected for some
In April, 1871, he was elected from Cass, county to the second
Constitutional Convention, which met in Lincoln in May of that
year, and continued in session until the following September.
He was chairman of the Committee on Suffrage, and was one of
the Commissioners appointed by the Legislature to collect the
872,000 insurance for the burned Asylum at Lincoln, and adopt
plans and erect a new building.
In 1872 he was elected to the Supreme Court on the Republican
ticket. The judges at that time were also judges of the District
Courts, and Judge Maxwell was assigned by the Legislature
to the third district-then comprising all the territory north of
the Platte river except Douglas and Sarpy counties. In o1'der to
be more accessible to his district he moved to Fremont in 1873,
where he has since resided. '
He was elected from Dodge county in 1875 to the third Con-
stitutional Convention, and was chairman of the Judiciary Com-
mittee. In the following October he was elected judge of the
Supreme Court for the six-year term under the new constitution,
and was again elected in 1881 and-,188t7r
Judge Maxwell has also been an industrious author on the sub-
ject of Procedure, and his works are authority in all the Code
states. In 1877 he prepared a digest of the Nebraska Reports,
and in 1879 published the first edition of his Practice in Lzsticc
Charts, which has now reached the sixth edition. In 1880 he
published Pleacliag and Practice, which has also reached the sixth
edition. He published Ctaimiaal ltioccclurc in 1887, which has
since passed another edition, and in 1892 his work on 6bcZe Plead-
-ing was published.
He was elected Representative to Congress in 1896 on the Free
Silver ticket. ' '- , 4
For several years he has held the chair of Lecturer on Code
Pleading in the College of Law. Although Judge Maxwell has
passed his three-score years and ten, he is still alert and aciijve
and is an indefatigable worker.
5011. gran!-1 Krnine
Hon. Frank Irvine, of Omaha, who is the lecturer on Damages,
is among the youngest men in the faculty. He was born in
Sharon, Pa., September 15, 1858. In that state he spent his ear-
lier years. These years must have been profitably spent for in
1880 he graduated from Cornell with the degree of A.B. Three
years later he took the degree of LLB. at the National Univer-
sity at Washington, D. C. He was then almost twenty-five years
old and began his practice. Success seems to have followed him
closely. From 1891 to 1893 he was district judge, and in 1893
he was chosen Supreme Court Commissioner, which position he
He is a rather small, delicate appearing man with none of the
adipose tissue supposed to be essential in judges and legal lumi-
naries. His voice. is appealing and persuasive. He evidently seeks
to mould the opinions of his hearers by the logical force of his
arguments and not after the manner of Aaron Burr who said
4' law is a proposition boldly set forth and plausibly maintained W.
His opinions are highly esteemed for their nicety of discrimi-
nation and keenness of analysis. Being thoroughly prepared for
the practice of his chosen profession and with a natural bent to
the solution of the problems afforded the judge, his opinions are
logical, accurate, and of such a character as to reiect great credit
upon the bar of the state. '
jubge ID. 5. munger y
It is a compliment to the discrimination of the faculty of the
College of Law, that a man who was chosen from among the
members of the bar of the state to lecture on Municipal Corpora-
tions should 'be later appointed to the eminent position now occu-
pied by Mr. Munger.
Williain Henry Munger was born in Bergen, N. Y., September
12, 1845. He spent his earlier years there and later studied law
in Cleveland, Ohio. For many years he has practiced law in Ne-
braska, his home being in Fremont. That he occupied a promi-
nent position in that community is evidenced by the fact that he
was chosen as a member of the Constitutional convention held in
187 5. .
He has never been at any time a politician, being content to
practice the profession and that alone. By so doing he achieved
the position as leader of the bar in that part of the state. He was
a democrat in politics and during the last campaign was with the
sound money wing of the democracy. February 19, 1897, Mr.
Munger was confirmed as judge of the United States Court in
the district of Nebraska. His appointment seems to have been
very felicitous. Lawyers from every party congratulated him
upon his success in life, and themselves that so able and fair a
judge was to preside in the federal court.
Judge Munger has reaped the rich reward of a man who works
faithfully and presses toward the mark of his high calling. He
has been preferred not on account of political service but as a
compliment to his ability as a lawyer.
Egon. john G. watson
John C. VVatson was born September 20, 1850, at St. Louis,
Missouri. After completing his common school education he en-
tered the University of Michigan, Where' he graduated in 1873.
Upon being admitted to the bar he located in Nebraska, and has
made this state his home ever since, during which time he has
established a wide reputation as an acute and able jurist. As a
criminal lawyer he easily leads the Nebraska bar.
In 1878 he was elected district attorney of the Second Judicial
District, comprising the counties of Lancaster, Cass, Nemaha,
and Otoe, serving four terms in that capacity. He was elected to
the legislature in 1887, and in 1889 as tloat representative from
Otoe and Cass counties was elected speaker of the house, in
which capacity he achieved distinction as a parliamentarian. He
was also re-elected to the house in 1891 and 1893. Under Presi-
dent Harrison he was tendered the position of attorney general
of Alaska, but declined the appointment. In 1894 he was elected
to the state senate.
Mr. lVatson holds the chair of Lecturer on Criminal Law in
the College of Law, which position he has held for tive years.
His home is in Nebraska City.
lion. william UD. Giffin
The subject of this sketch was born December 14, 1853, in West-
moreland county, Pennsylvania. His parents were both Ameri-
cans, their ancestors for several generations having been natives
of Pennsylvania. He received the common school education in
his native county and attended Sewickley Academy at the same
place. Later he also attended Knox College, Illinois.
Judge Gitien is a graduate of the Law Department of the State
University of Iowa, where he received the degree of LL.B. in
187 6. After coming to Nebraska he was four years county judge
of York county. His present home is at Tecumseh, where he is
a member of the law firm of Davidson :St Giffen. He holds the
chair of Lecturer on 1Vills, in the College of Law, which position
he has held for some time and fills with credit. He is not a large
man, but what he lacks in size he makes up in energy and serious,
intense interest in his work. He is in love With his subject and
always ready and anxious to explain the difficult points.
Ziubge Iiacob Sawcett
Judge Jacob Fawcett, lecturer on the Law of Insurance, was
born at Benton, LaFayette county, Wisconsin, April 9, 1847.
He attended a country district school until the age of fourteen,
but had none of the advantages of a high school or college educa-
tion, as he enlisted in the army before he had attained his fifteenth
birthday, and remained in the War till its close. He Was Wounded
at Shiloh three days before he was iifteen. Before going into the
army he had commenced to learn the trade of blacksmithing, and
he took this occupation up as soon as he laid down his arms. Mr.
Fawcett, at this time, began the study of law, Working at his
forge during the day and reading Blackstone by the light of the
midnight oil. He was admitted to the bar in the same county
Where he had formerly plied his trade as a blacksmith. Before-
coming to Nebraska Judge Fawcett served four years in the city
council of Galena, Illinois, and held numerous other positions of
trust. He was elected judge in the fourth judicial district of Ne-
braska November 5, 1895, which position he now holds.
r Egon. ID. S. Summers
Hon. Williamson S. Summers, lecturer on Statutory Construc-
tion, came to Nebraska in 1885. At the age of fourteen his par-
ents settled in La Salle county, Ill., Where he remained until taking
his college course. He Hrst attended Cornell University, and
afterwards Iowa State Agricultural College, from which latter
institution he graduated in 1884 with the degree of LLB. After
taking special courses in oratory in Chicago and Cincinnati, he
took a course in law and political science at Ann Arbor.
During vacations Mr. Summers studied law in the ofiice of
Duncan McDougall, of Ottowa, Ill., and on coming to Nebraska
began the practice of law in Beatrice. He immediately took
great interest in the political movements in the state, and in 1886
and every campaign since he has igured conspicuously as a cam-
paign speaker. Mr. Summers was appointed as deputy Attorney
General five years 'ago and While in that position attained con-
siderable prominence before the state.
I-Ie always encourages the students by his announcement that
the subject of Statutory Construction is one of the dryest and
most abstract of subjects, and that it is only endured because of
the absolute necessity of mastering it. After this announcement
they are in such a frame of mind that if surprised at all it must be
an agreeable surprise.
B. 5. 05000
Mr. B. F. Good was born April 2, 1860, near Bloomfield, Iowa,
where he resided until 1882. Supplementary to a thorough com-
mon school education, he attended the Southern Iowa Normal
School, from which institution he graduated in 1882. In this
same year he entered the State University of Iowa, taking a
special course in history and languages, and graduating from the
law department of the university in 1885 with the degree of LLB.
In August of 1885 Mr. Good came to Nebraska and settled at
Wahoo. He formed a partnership with Mr. E. E. Good and
immediately took up the practice of law at that place. I-Ie has
made Wahoo his home during his entire residence in Nebraska,
and the firm of Good 85 Good has become well known to the legal
fraternity of the state.
For five years Mr. Good has held the position of leturer on
'CLimitations of Actions," and has become deservedly popular
in that somewhat abstruse, but very important branch of the law.
I-Ie was married in June, 1890, to Miss Jennie Jessen, of Ne-
braska City, and they have two children. I-Iis ample good nature
is accounted for by the fact that, as he says, HI-Iis father and
mother were Irish, and he is Irish too? Although never aspir-
ing to political prominence, he takes great interest in the move-
ments of the day, and is a firm believer in the principles of
Dr. Bames Q. C5reene
Dr. James L. Greene Was born at Shelbyville, Indiana, in 1861,
of American parentage. He remained in his native state until
1890, since which time he has resided in Nebraska. His education
was pursued in the common and high schools of Morgan county,
Indiana, until the fall of 1880. He then taught in the country and
graded schools of that county and studied medicine during
Soon after this he Went to the University of Vermont Where he
attended the full course of lectures in the medical department and
graduated from the University in J une, 1884. In the examina-
tions for degrees he stood fourth, out of a class of one hundred
and twenty-sixf ,
Dr. Greene began practicing medicine immediately after com-
pleting his education, and remained at Morgantown, Indiana, un-
til coming to Nebraska in 1890, and locating at University Place.
In April, 1893, Dr. Greene was appointed physician at Norfolk
Hospital for the Insane, Where he remained until J une, 1895, at
which latter time he received the appointment of first assistant
superintendent in the Nebraska Hospital for the Insane, at Lin-
coln. After holding this position for a few months, he resigned
in order to take up his practice again, since which time he has
given special attention to diseases of the mind and nervous
Although this is the first year' that Dr. Green has been con-
nected With the law school, his lectures were very popular. The
subject of his lectures is Insanity-from the medical standpoint
mrs. Marg D. manning
V so 1 MRS. MARY D. MANNING, instructor
y Wll ,Q . in oratory for the College of Law, is a grad-
1 y nbih uate of the Boston School of Oratory froni
I I Which institution she Was graduated in 1884.
In ' 1 At that time Dr. R. R. Raymond was clean
I ,.,,' l of the school. During the following year
i "lA she took a graduate course in the sanie in-
Q I "le' ,A l stitution, and in 1886 studied under Prof.
l 'llnl 1 ' ' 5 T. Brown, formerly professor of oratory
i lr at Tufts college. Mrs. Manning became
L,W,,,-AMQWM--Wg y connected With the University of Nebraska
as instructor in oratory and elocution in
1894, which position she still retains. During the sunimer of
1895 she studied with Mrs. Laura Y. Tindale, of Chicago, and the
coming suniiner expects to visit New York and Boston to spe-
cialize in oratory and the philosophy of expression. She is an en-
thusiastic Worker in her chosen field, and seeks always to be
abreast of the times in' her subj ect.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
CIS DDQ were
To tell all the happenings, during our junior year, which might
be of interest, would certainly be a task of no small magnitude.
I will content myself, therefore, with simply noting a few of
those incidents as they come to my mind, which seem to standout
more conspicuous than the rest.
The junior law student, take him all in all, is an interesting
personage to dwell upon. He is an ambitious individual. His
mark is high, his aspirations know no bounds. He has perused
the lives of a few great men at least, which remind him that he
may also make his life sublime, and so he comes to the scene of
action, enters the great field of law, begins the arduous task of
mastering the broadest and noblest profession known to man,
with a conndence of ultimate success that must be amazing to the
old practitioner who has served the bar and bench from a quar-
ter to a half century, and who knows better even than a Senior
theemultitude of intricate problems and principles that necessar-
ily must confront every beginner, to test his metal, try his nerve,
and prove his knowledge and skill in the law before he can be
assured of even a reasonable degree of success. lVell it is that
the storm signal, indicating the coming of conflicting opinions,
the clashing of authorities, and last but not least the final examin-
ations, is to him obscured in the distance, else he might grow
weary and faint at heart at the very beginning. Again, well, it
is for him that these dangers are plainly visible to the good Dean,
who has ever the happy faculty of presenting them to the stu-
dents of his class, with profuse illustrations, just in time to avoid
disastrous results, to say nothing of fatalities.
The class entered upon the study of Blackstone, as soon as school
opened, and there some of us found sufficient food for thought to-
keep us awake nights, for the diet was so strong, and it was given
in such liberal doses, that new patients invariably had to take it
witha little mixture of mid-night oil in order to digest well. But
as there is an end to all things, so in the course of human events
AS WE WERE 41
we finally laid aside Mr. Justice Blackstone's commentaries, and
at the request of the Dean, attempted to write a short treatise on-
the common law of England ourselves, from memory, under
sixty odd headings, and covering more or less the entire subject.
It is needless to say that we furnished the Dean with some very
valuable reading matter, touching the questions propounded to
us, the perusal of which must have occupied his spare moments-
for a considerable time thereafter.
I doubt very much if ever again in the career of the law student
there comes a time when he thinks he knows so much law as after
having passed a creditable final examination in Blackstone.
In connection with the study of the common law of England we
took up Domestic Relations. I need not emphasize here that this
was a very interesting subject, torso much will be presumed.
Here we learned the theory of marriage making, the legal effect
of marriages that are made, and how unhappy couples may dis-
solve the matrimonial ties. In theory there are three general re-
quisites to make a marriage: first, that the parties have a will
to marry, second, that they can marry, and third, that they actu-
ally clo marry. But in practice it seems that any one of the three
is abundantly sufficient, for we know that if the parties have a
will to get married that settles it, or if they crm marry they are
bound to do so, or if they really do marry it matters little in prac-
tice whether they cfm or will. Q
Contracts were taken up the second term and thelalmost in-
finite number and variety of transactions into which the subject
enters were fully elucidated by Professor Robbins. It was
sometimes rather difficult to see just where there was a meeting
of minds, or to understand what constituted the good or valuable
consideration in a particular contract, but at those times liberal
faith in the author or instructor very often had quite a material
tendency to relieve us of all doubts in the premises. Agency, a
subject closely allied to contracts, was also covered during the
second term, and the doctrine of doing an act by another which a
party might do by himself, or being held accountable for the act
of another the same as if done by himself, received due consider-
ation. It is by the application of this principle of agency that a
party may sometimes be said to have acquired knowledge without
42 THE DIGEST
study, or in other words, knowledge may be imputed to him
which he does not in fact possess, provided it is in the mind of his
agent, for knowledge in the agent is knowledge in the principal.
Though agency is a proper subject for discussion in the class
room, it seems to be improper for a student to exemplify the
principle of it while he is reciting or during the time he is taking
examinations, for these acts, according to the weight of authori-
ties, cannot be done through the employment of an agency. But
upon this question the opinions are by no means harmonious, and
upon principle it is dirhcult to reconcile them. The better rule,
however, and that which has been followed by our department, is
the one stated above.
Other subjects treated of during the Junior year and which
came in for their full share of the time, were Sales, Bailments
and Carriers, Partnership, Criminal Law, and Notes, Bills, and
Checks, but as my space in this volume is limited, and my time
for writing this article is borrowed, it must suffice to make mere
mention of them here. Special lectures on such important sub-
jects as Insurance, Police Powers, Water' Rights, Cases and how
to ind them, were given by leading attorneys and judges of the
state, during the year, and note books prepared and handed in
for inspection and approval.
The Juniors commenced to hold moot court trials among them-
selves as early as before the Christmas holidays, and continued
them during the year, having a case docketed about once in every
two weeks, at times oftener. Usually some one of the seniors
would sit as judge when the trial was had, and then it was that the
Juniors envied him not a little in his exalted position. In this
connection N. D. Burch, a junior, on the list of those who
dropped out, deserves special mention for instituting, arranging
and being more or less connected with nearly all these trials. I-le
would bring an action against a fellow student on the slightest
pretext, and prosecute to the full extent of the law.
During the spring term each Junior, as a part of the regular
course, had to prosecute or defend a case in justice moot court,
based upon a statement of testimony furnished by Professor C. A.
Robbins. These cases as a rule were well worked up and the
Juniors took considerable pride in winning them.
CIS me Clre.
Brilliant October weather greeted us when we descended upon
Lincoln at the beginning of the Senior year. There were greet-
ings between friends who had not met since the previous .I une.
Lies were Uswappedv and wonderful vacation tales were told.
W'e were all bulging with political news from our own partic-
ular sections of the country. Jones was morally certain that Mc-
Kinley would sweep Idaho in November. John DeYarman Smith,
who had returned, together with his name, from Iowa, took Sun-
dry and several of his friends into quiet corners and told them to
bet their simoleons that Bryan would go out of the Hawkeye
state with seventy thousand majority. Sid. White, who had evi-
dently been associating with a gang of ward heelers in South
Omaha, appeared resplendent in a Nloudv suit and a bright red
necktie, and offered to bet 355,000 that the champion of silver
would carry Nebraska. Flaherty was back with his expansive
upper lip and his Hibernian cast of countenance. Most of the
old boys drifted in and our erstwhile lone girl QGod bless the girlslj
found solace in the presence of another one of the emancipated to
keep her company on the front seats.
lVhen we looked over the H large and intelligent audiencev that
greeted Professor VVilson at his first lecture we discerned a lot of
new faces. Greenfield had come from Lexington with his popu-
listic ideas and his insane desire to wear low shoes regardless of the
weather. Hassler had walked in from Pawnee City and brought
with him a pair of glasses and a ministerial expression which
never left him. Frank Brown answered U presentw the first
afternoon and hasn't said a word since. Babcock, Carr, Creigh,
Goodner, Gates, Green, Parker, Ridgley, True, and lVallis also
shed the light of their countenance upon us for the iirst time.
But this history is not the leap year edition of a country weekly
and I shall not enumerate at length the numerous virtues of our
charming new comers.
The term started off beautifully. Professor lllilson, after the
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first roll-call of his class in Evidence, explained at great length
that' he was teaching the most important branch of the law, and
that no student could hope to be a bright star in the legal firma-
ment unless he firmly grasped the principles about to be eluci-
dated. The next day Professor Robbins, in Common Law Plead-
ing, fixed us with his eagle eye and told us that no study in the
curriculum was half so important as the one we were then be-
ginning. Judge VVebster occuiped the instructor's desk on
Friday. The Judge carefully wiped his spectacles, smiling be-
nignly as he did so. Then he said, MYoung ladies and gentle-
men, I but voice the sentiment of all great lawyers when I say
that Equity transcends in importance all other departments of
juridical learning. I trust you will realize this and give Equity
the attention it deserves?
We at once felt that grave responsibilties rested on our should-
ers and we began our work with great vigor. I-Iow could we
feel or act otherwise when We were engaged upon three studies
each of which was more important thanany other?
After the year was fairly begun we found much to keep us-
busy. The presidential campaign was on and was fully as ab-
sorbing as the excellent works of Bispham and Stephen. Some
of the class and a large part -of the faculty pretended to study
law during the day and made political speeches at night whenever
and wherever crowds could be found patient enough to lriten to
them. The joint debate between the sound money and Bryan
clubs of the University attracted its share of attention, since three
of the four speakers were from the Law College. Interesting as
thecampaign was, its results caused no deaths in the class and
thc- vocal organs of the Dean and Professor Robbins and Flaherty
gradually returned to their normal condition.
With one exception the class elections, which are usually
events of great interest, attracted comparatively little attention..
The election at the beginning of the year, when Smith beat Waal-
lis for president by the narrow margin of one vote, caused a rip--
ple of excitement but succeeding meetings of the class were very
Should I fail to mention the December election of the Maxwell
club the omission would never be forgiven. Few of us will ever
AS WE ARE 45
forget the eagerness with which the barbs dug ballots out of the
waste basket, or the pained surprise apparent on the faces of the
frats when they witnessed the hostile demonstrations of their oppo-
nents. For weeks the two factions struggled for possession of the
presidential chair. The daily papers of the city teemed with news
of the coniiict, and the college publications added their voices to
the tumult. Finally the chancellor, fearful that the janitor would
some morning find the law room slippery and sloppy with gore,
prorogued the club until the end of the semester, and sweet Peace
fluttered ljaack from the mountains where she had been sojourning
in fear and trembling. '
The course of the Twenty-fifth Nebraska Legislative session was
followed with more or less interest. The bookkeeper of the sen-
ate was taken from the class, and several alumni of the University
held positions either as members or ofEcers of the upper and lower
houses. Then, too, our attention was attracted by the large num-
ber of fresh bills, which the teeming brains of our legislators
brought forth. The anti-fraternity bill, the anti-football bill,
and the bill to change the requirements for admission to the bar
will probably never be excelled as monumental curiosities.
The year has not been remarkable for startling occurrences.
But, as the apparently insignificant happenings a1'e cherished
longest in the memory and remain to comfort us after more stir-
ring events are forgotten, it may be well to recall a few of the
little things which have made us laugh during the months just
Who of us will ever forget Flaherty's announcement that ua
bill of revivor was filed when a former complainant was laboring
under death or other disabilityj' the Mother disability," of cour sg
The reply of Placek to the carefully worded question of J udg 1
Reese as to whether a certain transaction constituted a mortgage
or conditional sale will probably never be excelled. Mr. Placek
thought the question over and then replied, 't Yes, sir, I think it
lVe have all preserved for future use the two little narratives of
the Dean in regard to the man who fell out of bed because he
" slept too close to the place where he got in atf' and the remark-
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able rifle ball that pierced seven feet of solid steel by reason of
the unusual powers of concentration.
True will always remember the afternoon when he gallantly es-
corted Judge Websteris daughter into the equity class and smil-
ingly sat down beside her, only to have the Judge read him an
extended lecture a few minutes later.
If we live a thousand years the picture of the real property
class will remain fresh in the galleries of memory. I can shut
my eyes now and see the Dean, as from day to day he despairingly
looked over the aggregation of hopeless imbecility before him,
and strove in vain to detect some evidence of intellect and under-
standing in the students who received his explanations of legal
principles with vacant and meaningless sta1'es. In years to come
the Real Property class of this year will be referred to as a com-
pany of flunkers who won their championship through sheer ig-
norance and clung to it with a grip like grim death.
But enough of these filmy nothings. As the year draws to a
close we are beginning to see how valuable the weeks spent here
have been to us, and we appreciate, as never before, the eflicient
corps of instructors who have labored so faithfully to make some-
thing presentable out of the crude material that Providence has
thrown in their way. If we donit set the world alire it will not
be the fault of the faculty. They have done their duty. It only
remains for us to do ours. -
' wa S'
Q W A
A Dolitical Snap Shots
If the members of 797 were followers of Brahma and believed
that their ultimate end was a condition in which they should be
alike and thus become re-absorbed into Brahma,their political views
would be very seriously in the way, and the ideal state could only
be obtained by a very rigorous course of asoeticism.
Nearly every political party in the heavens above 01' the earth
beneath or the waters under the earth, has its followers in the
class from the gold democrats, by Green, to the woman's suffra-
gists, by Babcock, and the old adage that 4' great minds run in the
same channel '7 is proven to be false. The political personnel of the
class is about the following, republicans, twenty-one, silver re-
publicans, three, democrats, six, gold' democrats, oneg populists,
four. However, the members do not agree with their respective
parties entirely upon the leading questions. On the question of
protection and free trade, twenty-three favor the first and eleven
the latter. On the money question the members are hard to clas-
sify-as hard for themselves as for the writer. Twenty-two are
bimetallists, five are mono-metallists, and the other eight are un-
decided but take their stand unqualiiiedly on the St. Louis plat-
form. Their reasons for their beliefs are such as would make Mc-
Kinley or Bryan turn green with envy. Here are a few: Gates,
'CI am for gold because we read in the good Book 'And Aaron
made unto the children of lsreal a golden calf and set it up before
them and they fell down and worshipped it.'7' Goodner, UI be-
lieve in the eternal principles laid down by our forefathers that
' all men are created free and equal." TVhite,"I am for silver be-
cause it is and has been the money of the Chinese for the last ten
thousand yearsf' Parker, 'C I am a believer in the New Testament,
and is it not written that Judas sold his master for thirty pieces
of silver, proving beyond a doubt that silver has always been rec-
ognized as money? 3' Jones, HI am a believer in bimetallism,
l--l mean a mono-metallist,,'-well, I stand on the St. Louis
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platform. D. L. 'Wilson, 'G Shakespeare has Iago say to Rod-
erigo, iPut money in thy purse': now it is evident since the spa-
cific gravity of gold is greater than that of silver that he did not
mean for Laertes to carry the heavier metal about with him but
the lighter hence we have the great authority of Shakespeare on
the side of silver with many authorities which Iimight mention
.chief among which I am whomf?
Wfomanis suffrage has received more or less attention, as it
should, from the bright intellects of the embryo lawyers. Seven-
teen are in favor of women receiving no franchise whatever, and,
strangely enough, the married men are all on this side, while
twelve think women should receive even and equal rights with
men. Six of the younger members, Creigh, Flaherty, Manville,
C. O. Brown, I-Iassler, and Thompson, say they have not had time
to think the matter over and prefer to give no opinion.
A few of the reasons given are so philosophical that they should
be included. Miss Goff, MI do not believe specially in woman's
rightis but human rights. VVomen are human and therefor it fol-
lows, as the night the day, that they should receive the same
rights? F. E. Brown, UI have always thought that,
5 "Nil sine magno '
Vita labore dedit mortatibusf'
Coleman, HI believe that sweet, gentle woman, she with the syl-
phan form and eyes of heavenly light-she whose image is ever
before me, sleeping or waking-is far too frail and fragile to
have the cumbrous affairs of state thrust upon her to weary her
-delicate sensibilities and therefore I discountenance it. If she
should ever be placed before the ballot box with a ballot in her
hand I should feel justified to declare in the words of the poet:
No more will I endure love's pleasing pains,
Or 'round my heartis leg tie his galling chain.-Selah.
Placek, HI donit know that I am much opposed to suiirage my-
"Meine mutter hat's gewollt,
Dasz ich anders denken sol1t."
Hayward, H If we were to allow women to vote they would all
get to wearing bloomers, so I am opposed to it." '
Carr, c'Paul says 'women obey your husband,' and I am afraid
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suffrage would be prolific of much domestic trouble, therefore I
oppose it. 7'
If General Colby concludes to go to Cuba to fight for 'iCuba
libre 77 he will do well to establish a recruiting station near the
University, so the warlike disciples of Blackstone may have an
opportunity to enlist. Six members of the class, only, are in
favor of allowing the dusky Cubans to fight out their own salva-
tion. Twenty-three are in favor of the United States interfering
and compelling Spain to withdraw, while the other six, headed
by the little Miles Standish of the class, Matthews, are in favor
of Uncle Samls simply taking the island for his own. Says
Matthews: HGive me ten such men as Mousel and Gustin, arm
us with six-shooters such as Buffalo Bill uses, give us a butcher
knife and a skillet apiece, and fifteen years' provisions and I'll
guarantee to run Weyler and his hirelings into the sea or worry
them to death? He continues: U The great drawback to an en-
ergdic campaign in Cuba is a species of quasi-vertebrata known
as the wma ccotesbicma, which in the daytime betake themselves to
the fastnesses of the mountains and the marshes and in the night,
under cover of the darkness find their way into the camp of the
soldiers and swallow half-a-dozen apiece. This is ve1'y discour-
aging to the soldiery and hinders much. Then sickness did ham-
per the Spaniard a good deal, but Weyler's 4 troehas' have
almost overcome that? Miss Madeen makes a suggestion which
savers of the practical. it Why not," she says, L' trade the west-
ern po1'tion of Nebraska and Kansas for Cuba and then raise
sugar beets and populists down there. It would save us two very
expensive luxuries at home and put the island to a good use?
Risser, True, Ridgeley, and Miller discussed the question care-
fully and evolved this: HThe United States should annex Cuba
and then endeavor to establish a sort of a reciprocity in a trade
of ice cream and palm leaf fans. Just think of it! lfVe could get
fans for half a cent apiece if it were not for the tarii which we
pay. And then the increased exportation of milk and cream
would encourage the farmers to raise more cows and put in more
pumps, thus increasing our business, giving employment to
thousands of idle men, women, and children, and resulting ulti-
mately in a restoration of conlidence and giving to the McKinley
administration an opportunity to redeem its pledgesf,
QDne Gibinglcmno another
No one will deny that life with the law student is a serious
matter. Every one has noticed that while other students hasten
to their daily duties with flying feet, the disciple of Blackstone ap-
proaches the Pierian spring with measured step and slow. If
you search in the domain of society for these persons the return
of mm est ivwentus must be made. Do you wonder that a man
borne down with the burden of the law seeks no relaxation in
society? These embryo jurists have learned that life is a series
of contracts express or implied, and he that would avoid serious
complications must walk circumspectly. Some have learned this
from books, others in the stern school of experience. Here and
there are married men who, like Goodner, assert that marriage is
not, as Mr. Robbins says, a civil contract but a simple one.
Almost all of us have learned that he who follows in the train
of society, and strives to keep pace with the flying fashions has
neither strength to handle the ponderous tomes nor time in which
to seek principles deftly concealed therein.
But despite such solemnity we havehad pleasures. In the
hurry of life many things have been forgotten Cwe learned that
in the real property examinationjg but a few still cling to us.
Who can recall the answers of Dad Coleman, often more ingenious
than accurate, without wishing that a phonographic record had
been kept? C. L. Wilson, from 4' down on the Nernahaw "
nearly bankrupted the Merchants Hotel during his first week in
town, but balanced the account by being sick three days as a re-
sult of his voracity.
'cChief Justice " Miller, the man who always "knew of several
real cases like that down homej' furnished the most "clear,
cogent, succinct, and persuasive 77 reasons for his studying law.
The exposure to the elements while in the grocery business the
drove the wagonj, coupled with a predisposition to lung trouble,
led him to choose the law that he might always be near the stove.
ONE THING AND ANOTHER 51
Mr. Placek achieved renown as the greatest humorist. It
seemed to be spontaneous with him. The C' good Deanf' desir-
ing to draw from him the idea of relationship by blood, and Mr '
Placek being rather refractory, asked him what it was that sup-
ported the body and ramified the very extremities from the
crown of his head to the soles of his feet. Placek, equal to the
emergency, responded L' bones?
Sid WVhite was a mixture in equal parts of Dave Hill and Tom
Platt. He carried with him a melliiiuous horse laugh which he
used in all jokes. It was his chef-dloeuvre. The slightest ap-
proach to humor on the part of the lecturer would be heralded
by a sound like a horse fiddle at a charivari, and every one knew
that Sid VVhite was encouraging the lecturer.
Dr. Greene in one of his lectures, told of a certain variety of
feminine hysteria which commenced with a constriction of the
waist. F. EJ Brown, who seldom volunteered anything, an-
nounced that he knew of just such a case here in Lincoln. He
claims it is only by hearsay.
Mr. Gustin is far from being conservative and sought to be-
come famous by his innovations in procedure, in which he had no
'small body of followers. Having learned in common law plead-
ing what a departure is, he sought to introduce a new form into
equity. It was a departure in the nature of an exit by the win-
dow. This was overruled by the court as being in the nature of
Mr. True was once asked what was the difference between a
general and a special demurrer. His response was, Ult differs
only in the wordsfl He claimed this result was reached by his
mathematical mind after long hours of study.
lVe all had our failings upon one occasion when we unani-
mously asserted that under the enlightened practice of the
United States it was not only lawful, but it was highly advan-
tageous for a man to marry his widoW's sister-provided she
would have him.
L07NIl'fH7.1lf1:f6 Zcgtzfs vzcminem ewcusfct. If any of us succeed in be-
ing admitted to the bar it will be because the maxim has failed
and ignorance of the law has excused ns.
The sagacious prophet founds his revelation upon carefully
considered judgment. He may pretend that he derives inspira-
tion and information from supernatural sources, but all his pre-
tences are so thin that a man with a hoodwink over his eyes can
see through them. I have never been specially favored of the
gods, because the gods evidently donlt consider that I am H their
class of people." I possess no gift of second sight. I have only
limited faculties, and they are all required to keep me out of the
county jail and the insane asylum. I never look into magic-
mirfcfsg because I looked into an ordinary mirror once and the
sight I beheld ,gave me lung disease. I have never stopped
Father Time in a dark alley and asked him to divulge his secrets.
He will overtake all of us soon enough anyway, and I can see no-
good to be obtained by following him about.
The little forecasts given here are based upon my acquaintance
with the individuals for whom they have been prepared. Every
person shows certain traits, certain inclinations, and certain tastes
and desires, which indicate the path he will tread. I have
founded the opinions, which I here give to the world, upon a care-
ful and prolonged! study of the leading characteristics of my
Abbott will never make a lawyer. He is too neat and doesn't
talk enough. He will find his niche in life as proprietor of
a steam laundry. In that business he Will be able to turn out
nice white clothes, and between deliveries he can sit at a mahogany
desk and quietly consider the prices charged for renovating pillow
shams and socks.
Babcock is too much of a gentleman to follow the legal profes-
sion. The profession of iioor-walker in a millinery store will
claim him as its own. His soothing voice will come into excel-
lent use in an emporioum where the fair sex congregate. I
IW E Brown will make a good driver for a dray. His voice
is harsh and grating, and if it fails to get action out of a pair
of ossified sorrel mules, everything will fail. During the past
year the professors have frequently cautioned Brown against
his vociferousness in class. It would be a grievous wrong should
so noisy a human being be forced into the quiet of a law oftice.
Carr.-The obscurity of the pastorate of some country
church yearns for Carr. His benevolent expression and his
bald head would be out of place in halls of justice. As a coun-
try preacher he can listen to the troubles of old women and the
fconiidences of young men. He can officiate at weddings and
christenings and shed pearls of wisdom along life's highway.
lfVould that I had Carr's future before me.
Ciceigft will make a nice waiter for a summer hotel. He has an
'erect bearing that fits him for carrying trays, and his sweet ways
will be very efficacious in coaxing tips from the pockets of opu-
lent guests. The law hates to lose him, but the summer hotel is
-deserving of something good, and it will get that something when
it gets Creigh., I
UOZcmfm will travel with a circus as "Signer Garanello, the
Iron Jawed Manf' He has overworked his jaw to such an ex-
tent that 0'reat ridfres of muscle cover his lower maxillary.
4' Dad H will look very pretty in red tights. People should travel
miles and miles on horseback and on foot to see him.
Flaherty has a fortune before him as a vender of Brazilian
'corn salve and Japanese headache cure. His unusual flow of lan-
guage his adamantine gall, and his rotund countenance will win
U aa 1
him immediate success in any community where he shows his
Gl90CZl7,'f37'lS111l1Cl1 too honest to join the wranglers who iniiict
the bench and bar, He will doubtless become an evangelist. His
smooth shaven face, his gold-bowed glasses, and his general air
of sincerity will make him a power in calling sinners to repent-
ancc. He should lill the front benches nightly.
Gfaffex.-A man who can predict anything of Gates will have to
be a seventh son of a seventh son. Jesse shows such unusual
taste and so many freaks of disposition that I acknowledge my-
self hafllcd when I try to outline his future. For instance, he
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wore an 'tice cream " suit all winter and now, that summer is
here, he has appeared in an outfit of black. lVhat can one say
of a man who acts like that?
Gojl-A good many famous people have already come out of
Nebraska, and many more celebrities will go out from this state
in the future. Miss Goff will be one of them. There is no ques-
tion as to her succeeding Susan B. Anthony as national presi-
dent of the W. A. W. S. A., when Susan finally lays down this
Greevtjield will make a good newspaper editor. His unlimited
capacity for prevarication and his cheerful optimism under all
circumstances will make him an ideal occupant of the editorial
Gustfkn. will be satisfied with nothing less than a United States-
distriot attorneyship. His keen legal insight will stand him in
good stead in the important battles he will be compelled to wage.
for Uncle Samuel. '
Green ought to make a good plasterer or hod carrier. He has
tried everything else and failed and he ought to succeed at
something. . y n
Hassle? is designed for the impecunious father of a large family.
He is just the kind of a mild mannered man who always has a.
crowd of ragged youngsters clinging to his coat-tails and no
bread with which to feed them. This is rather a gloomy prog-
nostication for Hassler but it is the best I can do for him.
Hilclretfa will develop into a botanist. His gentle ways ought
to make him 'a great favorite with the flora of this whirling
sphere. His glasses, his nicely brushed clothes, his unostenta-
tious manners, all show him to be a lover of nature. He does-
violence to his tastes when he studies law.
lhywcawl will make an exceptional baggage smasher. He is
big and brawny and strong. He is able to pickup a trunk, bring
it down on a depot platform and send its contents careening down
Nebraska's playful zephyrs. I cannot understand why a young
Hercules like Hayward persists in studying law.
Jones will doubtless drift back into the business he left when he
entered the law school, that of train boy on a through freight.
The work is not arduous and Jones will doubtless make a success
of it in the future as he has in the past.
Ellen will become a butcher. His ample feet, generous hands,
and massive arms betoken a man who has the ability to throw an
obstreperous steer against a slaughter house door and break his
neck. Killen will master the mysteries of pickled pig's feet and
liver sausage much easier than he has solved the problems con-
tained in Blackstone and Tiedeman.
Jfcacleen.-lVliss Madeen will find her law of little value. She
will marry and become the mother of a luxuriant family. She
will be queen of a household rather than an advocate at the bar
of an unfeeling court.
Bkwwille is such a pretty boy that he will find his true sphere
only when he disgraces the Vaudeville stage by warbling C0
comic songs and winking at the pretty girls in his audiences
across the footlights.
.Matzffzews has a successful future awaiting him as a church jan-
itor. He glides about in such an unobtrusive manner and speaks
in tones so low and even that he will be an ideal man to raise and
lower windows during religious services, and to examine thei-
mometers and whisper the results of his observations to the dea-
cons in the front pews.
IIHZZW will be pleased to learn that the attorney generalship of
the great commonwealth of Nebraska awaits him. He has devel-
oped a belligerent disposition by long service as sargeant-at-arms
of the Maxwell club, and this, together with his unusual legal acu-
men, should win him prodigious success as a prosecuting oflicer.
Illmasel.-Very little can be predicted' of a man who has associ-
ated with Smith as long as Mousel has. Charley may develop
into a justice of the peace and he may become a trainer of race
horses. Either Held will fuiinish many opportunities for the de-
velopment of sterling traits of character.
Iizrker is the oldest man in the class and one of the most sedate,
orderly, and substantial individuals in the University. If he sur-
vives the abusive and threatening missives with which WVhite and
Manville deluge him in class he will become a Sunday school
Pfacalu deserves something good if anyone does. Mr. Placek,
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if death does not gather him in, will some day reach the supreme
bench of the United States. His aggressive personality, his pro-
foundity of thought, and his remarkable legal erudition will make
him one of the brightest stars that has ever shown above the wool
sack at Wfashington.
Riiclyley was made for a hermit. He studies alone and "of
nightsf' He walks alone to and from recitations and sits alone in
class. He resents familiarities and condemns frivolities. He will
retire to the sand hills in the northern part of the state and formu-
late a new system of religion.
Risser is a tighter. He U scraps " just for the fun of Hscrap-
pingj' and Hchews the ragu from sheer contrariness. He likes
unpopular causes and champions unpopular men and measures.
He will become the leader of the prohibition party in Chicago.
Smith is one of the best men in the class. He does not intend
to waste his talents on the law. With an eye to the main chance
he will go to Milwaukee and start a brewery.
flute is the only student in the University who is familiar
enough with the members of the faculty to go into their private
oiiilces and give them pointers as to how the College of Law
should be run. He will some day become private secretary to
the president of the United States.
Thompson expects to compile a cyclopedia. VVhile preparing
his thesis he read and made extracts from thirty-seven thousand
cases, and habitually employed two colored gentlemen to carry
his notes from place to place. He has suflicient experience to tit
him for the task he expects to make his life work.
Wiztte aspires to the ofHoe of postmaster in Carson precinct of
Grant county, Idaho. His extended political experience will
materially assist him in securing this plum. Mr. White is well
qualilied for the position he seeks. He has repeatedly walked
into Lincoln from his Douglas county home, and he has served
one term as sergeant-at-arms of the Maxwell Club.
D. L. Wilson has a good deal of the philanthropist about him.
He believes in doing good to mankind whenever and wherever he
is given an opportunity, For that reason and because the occu-
pation will be both lucrative and agreeable, he has decided to
found and push to succcess a new Greek letter fraternity.
. The maxmell Cilub
The Brahmins have a legend which tells how one of the lesser
deities created the material universe, and one of the ordinary an-
gels peopled the earth. But when the subject of the creation of
Youth was presented, all the millions of gods were required to
work out that most wonderful and most dangerous gift-the youth
-of man. The legend further declares that the creation of a
grown-up man was of so little consequence, that any one of them
might have performed the act with ease, but the creation of youth,
with its beauty, its possibilities, and its fateful charm, required
the united genius of the pantheon. 'When they had finally
wrought out their labor, and beheld what a perilous thing they
had made, they debated a thousand years whether they should be-
stow this gift upon the human race. VVhen finally it was decided,
.a deputation of angels was sent to earth to endow humanity with
this precious boon. Their mission done, they gathered about
them a group of the young men and maidens, and said: MNOW
you have youth-what are you going to do with it? '7 The angels
then re-ascended into the skies, the music of their voices floating
back to earth and forever echoing from thought to nadir, from
heart to Heaven-ttNow you have youth, what are you going to
-do with it? "
Long ago, as this momentous query was echoing over the
American desert, it brushed the minds of a group of sons of the
'uunexhausted west.'7 Great souls they were-portions of eter-
nity made on no 'tworn-out planjl masters of their own and
other's fates. lVhat are we going to do with our youth? Each
looked into the otherls eyes and each saw a purpose as good as
their combined achievement was great. WVe,ll form the Maxwell
Club, its name shall be a tttower of strength,l' its purposes lVeb-
sterian. Then on the eve of that H Golden Clasp which binds to-
gether the volume of the week '7 we'll meet together to worship
at the shrine of the Attic quartette.
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Their work accomplished, the hlaxwell Club has now for many
moons shed its beams of beneiicent influence upon all who come
within the pales of the Law School. VVe may judge of its use-
fulness in the past only by the magic effect it has had on some
of the present members. Take Goodner, for instance, when he
was first initiated he was so bashful he could scarce whisper his
own name, now he can stand erect with both feet squarely on the
floor, his left hand ensconsed in his pocket, the right poised in
mid-air, and make the Hworse appear the better reason." And
hear Manville's words of 'tlearned lengthf' or Wilson,
4' And 'tis remarkable that they
Talk most who have the least to say."
and Risser, whose resistless eloquence wields at will that M fierce-
democracy "3 or Smith's Hwords, words, words", or Killen,
graced with all the power of words, so known and so honored-by
some, or Gates, who could 'cplead a bad cause down to worsen,
and WVhite, when he speaks
' 'K The air, a chartered libertine, is still,
And the mute Wonder lurketh in men's ears
To steal his sweet and honeyed sentences. "
"Undertake to prove by force
Of argument, a man's no horsef'
W31'H61'7S tongue drops mannag and Abbott, I say unto you
let him have Hcontingent remaindersl' for his theme and his elo-
quence will enthrone him with the arch-angels. And there is
Greene, he can talk of every cause until he is hoarse and all he
says is law, and Parker with that awful wisdom which inspects,
discerns, compares, Weighs, separates, seizes the right and holds.
it to the last. When Greenfield addresses us his arising seems
a pillar of state. Deep on his front engraven deliberation sits
and public care? There, too, are Flaherty and Coleman. VVell,
4' God made them and therefore let them pass for rnenf'
ln view of these and many more examples as notorious, it would
seem none would doubt the efliciency of the Maxwell Club. Yet
there is many a coy excuse for not participating regularly in its
delibe1'ations, and many a vain denial of the benefits gained by
those who diligently attend its meetings. For in this miniature
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lield of action there is betrayed every legal criterion. And this
prophetic soul declares that a few decades hence, when the whirli-
gig of time has ordained that the Maxwellian of Ninety-seven has
dignified the bar and graced the bench, when his likeness is dis-
played on the walls of every law school and well patronized law
ofhce in this land, along with Blackstone, Kent, Marshall, and
Gray, when in his hand the beam of justicels scales stands sure,
and his name becomes
"The hope of all who suffer, '
The dread of all who wrongf'
then will the authors of the following regret the slighted prefers-
of the Maxwell Club. Folsom has uno nights oiffl Toby has
"too much business." Cunningham goes "to watch the ama-
teurs performf' Flaherty has 4' no time? Wilson can not
attend because the chairman will not give him proper recog-
nition. Jones, being a man of Horclincwy ability," but ua fair
disposingl' mind, thinks there is U nothing to be gained by such
association," and the Maxwell Club thinks so too. Creigh attends-
to practice football. These answers, however, are not represen-
tative ones. The great majority appreciate the benefits the club
has for them, and desire to reciprocate and make the club, as
Greenfield says, 4' the best in the University?
As we come to the close of the year, and the class of '97
goes forth, each will pause on the threshold of the club-room,
look longingly back, and breathe,
" Farewell, a long farewell, to all my greatness."
That is the scene of my contests and triumphs. The contests, and
truly the triumphs, are liable to be less frequent now. Each
feels prepared, however. All the disguised blessings of counsel
and restraint have been lavishly bestowed upon himgand it would
seem that where these twin sense-compellers labor so untiringly,
nothing but innate perverseness could keep him from correct
action. But the combined influence of counsel, restraint, and
everlasting prodding will fall short of bringing some of us up to
the "high standard of the complete lawyerf,
" Train his ears liowe-'er you will,
A donkey is a donkey still."
Segal Sraternitg of Dbi ibelta Dhi
FRATRIZS IN FACULTATE
Judge MANOAH B. REESE.
P1'Of. CHARLES A. ROBBINS, Ph.B., Ph.M., LL.B.
Prof. HENRY H. WILSON, Ph.B.., A. M., LL.M.
Judge JOSEPH R. WEBSTER, A.B., A. M., fp A O.
Hon. JOHN C. WATSON, A.B., LL.B.
Judge FRANK IRVINE, BS., LL.B.
Hon. WILLIAMSON S. SUMMERS, B.Sc., LL.B., A T A.
JUDGE J AOOB FAWOETT.
Mr. B. F. GOOD, LL.B.
FRATRES IN UNIVERSITATE
WILLIAM HENRY HAYWARD, fp A O, O N E, IVAN WILBUR GOODNER.
lVIAI-ILON FRITZ MANVILLE, A.B., E A E. ALBERT SIDNEY WHITE, ZA E
WARD HILDRETH, A.B., rp K Ip, gb B K. JOHN DE YARMAN SMITH.
FRANK BROWN, A.B., A.M,, 111 K Ip. 'BEACH COLEMAN, B.L.
-CHARLES YODER THOMPSON, dw K ip. JESSE ,TUOK PARKER, A K- E
GEORGE HAMPTON RISSER, E X. ' CHARLES EDWIN ABBOTT.
GUY WILDER GREEN, B.S. SIDNEY MERLIN TRUE.
FREDERICK RIVARD DU FRENE, E A E.
GEORGE EDGAR TOBEY.
GEORGE STEWART RALSTON. I
CHARLES FRANKLIN LADD, D.D.S., qa K AP.
BURTON WILBUR WILSON, AB, fp K T, O N E.
CHARLES HUDSON IMHOFF, gb K AP.
ERNEST CAPRON AMES, A.B., B O II, O N E.
I ERNEST CLINTON FOLSOM.
FRATRES IN UR BE
CARLTON C. MIARLEY, A.B., LL.B., A T A.
HENRY ALLEN REESE, A.B., LL. B., B O II.
JOHN HOWE FARWELL, LL.B., E A E, O N E.
RALPH E. JOHNSON, A.B., LL.B.
PHILIP GREEN, A.B., LL.B., B G H.
JOHN GUNNINGHAM, B.Sc., M. Ph., LL.B.
OTIS G. WIIIPPLE, LL.B., A T A.
nm num nm
Founded at University of Michigan,
University of Michigan,
Illinois WVesleyan University,
1 Northern University,
St. Louis Law School,
University of California,
Colunil via University,
Albany Law School,
Boston Law School,
Cincinnati Lavv School,
University of Pennsylvania,
New York University,
University of Missouri,
University of Virginia,
University of Minnesota,
Buffalo Law School,
University of Oregon,
University of Wisconsin,
Ohio State University, .
State University of Iowa,
University of Nebraska,
Law School of Upper Canada,
Chicago College of Law,
"CI more to the IDise',
BY JUDGE M. B. REESE, DEAN
To you who are about to take your leave of the College of
Law, carrying with you your certihcates of graduation, a parting
word might not seem to be out of place. l
The two years of our association together have been years of
pleasure to me and, I hope, not otherwise to you. You have
labored faithfully and patiently, and your advancement has been
a source of great pleasure, not only to mc, but to all whose prov-
ince it has been to assist you in your efforts. WVere it not that
we feel that you now enter upon lines of usefulness, and that by
your upright conduct in your professional lines you will shed
honor and luster upon your chosen profession, this would be a
melancholy occasion. But I have faith in you, and believe that I
will hear nothing but favorable reports from you. This is a
consolation, and, notwithstanding the time to say 'LGrood-byel'
has come, We part with buoyant hopes and bright prospects for
Before taking leave of you I desire to say that, while it is true
that your progress has been rapid and your advancement all that
could have been expected, yet with all your toil and application
you cannot suppose that you have attained anything like pe1'fec-
tion in your calling. Perfection in law is never attained. The
oldest and most successful practitioners and judges in our pro-
fession are but students. Although you have succeeded well in
your studies, and your prospects for future success are flattering
indeed, yet you must not forget that you are still, and ever will
be, students. You have attended the law school in order that
you might learn how to study. As you advance in knowledge
you will more clearly see that a great field for investigation and
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exploration is ever widening before you. The lawyer's life can
never be a life of rest. In this, above all other professions, we
find no uiiowery beds of easef' Of all the learned professions,
you have selected the most laborious and most exacting. The
clergyman may discourse eloquently f1'om the sacred desk, but if
his logic or his theories do not suit his hearers they are simply
cast aside with perhaps but a passing remark. There is no one
to stand beside him and combat his assertions. The physician
may stand beside his patient until the last hope of life is gone,
and possibly until life itself has departed, but there is no one to
stand before him and say, 'tThis is your mistaken Not so with
the lawyer. His very profession itself calls for-demands-am
tagonism. Every position he assumes, every argument he ad-
vances, every point he presents is met, resisted, and combatted,
and all his mistakes and errors laid bare to the world, particularly
to his client. He is assailed upon every side. His positions, if
advisedly taken, are ridiculed, his arguments are denounced as
sophistries, and his Nauthoritiesv are declared to ,be 'fnot in
point. 7' The midnight oil, shedding its light upon his books, is his
only refuge, and he is forcibly reminded of the old proverb, that
c'There is no excellence without great labor?
But you can succeed. You will succeed, if you but heed the
admonition of the many thousands of our profession who have
preceded you. Work, labor, toil, trouble and application is the
lawyerls life. If you would succeed you must be lawyers. Not
the case lawyer, who fritters away his time waiting for clients to
bring him cases to be U looked up" Mafter taking," but the
close, hard, persistent stuclemf of Zegcal privzcqalas, the application
of which he may be able and ready to make as soon as the case is
presentedj This is what is required of the individual who would
be recognized by the members of the profession as a lawyer.
Let me impress upon your minds the fact that if you take the
positionin life which you should take, you have no time to lose.
Some of you may be compelled by adverse circumstances to re-
sort, temporarily, to some other calling until debts are paid or
money accumulated with which to purchase the first books in
your library. If this be true you will be required to submit to
it, but in so doing you should not neglect your legal studies.
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There is no such thing as remaining stationary. You must ad-
vance or you will retrograde. Get hold of some law book.
Read and study. Get another. Study and read. If you cannot
procure the more desirable books, become the more familiar with
those you have. Be sure that when you do enter upon your pro-
fessional life you will know more than you now know. WVhen
you shall have entered upon that career, remember that you must
make that your business. lVhether you have clients or not, you
will have no time for dissipation or loafing. Adopt for your
motto the proverb of Dr. Franklin: " Keep thy shop and thy shop
will keep thee. W Remember that a hundred lawyers rust out, to
one who kills himself by hard labor.
Start in life with the fixed purpose and intention of never under
any possible circumstances deviating from the path of inflexible,
unbending and unyielding integrity. If you are Worthy of the
confidence of others, in any degree, you will have-you 7?'2!L6S?f have
in your keeping the money, property, rights, secrets, liberty,
and lives of your clients. These, all, you must preserve, protect,
maintain, and defend as you would your very existence.
Never go into court with a case without the most careful and
painstaking study of that particular case from every possible
point of view. Know the facts on both sides. Study the law to
be applied from the standpoint of your adversary as much as
f1'om your own. You have a chart--study it.
As you value yourself, your standing in your neighborhood,
town, and county, keep out of local politics. The ward heeler,
the politcal shyster, the manipulator of the primaries, and the
standing local delegate who has a law oflice is about as contemptiQ
ble a piece of humanity as is permitted. to pollute the face of the
earth. Never be found on the sidewalk or in any other public
place ccarguing politicsf' Entertain opinions upon all popular
subjects, but form these from your own investigation of those
subjects. Express them in moderation, but never take an intel-
lectual scuffle and wallow on the streets. Do the greater portion
of your talking in your neat, orderly and well kept office.
Dreparation for the Stubg of Siam
BY PROFESSOR HENRY H. WILSON
A question of supreme importance that should receive the care-
ful consideration of every young man is the choice of the voca-
tion in which he is to do his life's Work. Many circumstances
will justly have influence in the decision of this question. But
circumstances often unconsciously have too much influence in this
respect. Too often mere chance influences are allowed to lead
one into this or that business Without any deliberate choice having
been made and with no consideration of onels fitness for it.
While everyone's surroundings and circumstances should receive
due consideration in the choice of his vocation, he should not al-
low himself to clvqjzf into any vocation merely by suffering him-
self to go in the direction of the least resistance.
His choice may often be influenced, and sometimes even con-
trolled by circumstances, yet his life's Work should be entered
upon by deliberate choice and not become the unconscious result
Next in importance to the choice of a vocation in life is the means
of entering upon it With the best possible chances of ultimate suc-
cess. It ought not to be necessary to say that certain natural
qualifications are necessary to success in almost every vocation in
life. That one has been successful in one line of Work is no assurance
that he would not have failed in others. No young man should
ever look forward to the practice of law Who has not in him the
element of intellectual pugnacity.
Litigation is still to a greatnextent trial by Wager of battle.
The contest is no longer physical but intellectual. Courts and
juries are human, and often find it difficult to resist the contention
of a bold, persistent, aggressive, intellectual athlete pleading for
the life, liberty, or property of his client.
Usually the lawyer Ends the precedent for his clientis conten-
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tion, but at times every lawyer will End that his only way to suc-
cess lies across the term fincognizfa, and he must have the intellec-
tual courage to lead the way, and the skill to make it so plain
that even the conservative court may find sure footing on which
to follow. .
lVhat preparation should then precede the study of the law?
The conditions of success at the bar are very different from what
they were a century or even a half century ago, and these con-
ditions are every year growing more exacting. Many started in
the law forty or fifty years ago with but meager preliminary pre-
paration, and have reached high places in the profession, who
-could not start now with like preparation and ever hope to reach
the same relative rank. Success in the study and practice of the
law now demands long and thorough preparation. It demands a
broad foundation in good general scholarship.
I do not mean that one must necessarily hold a college diploma
before studying law. He may hold that and yet be very deicient
in the rudiments of a good general education. True, the college
or university is the best place in which to acquire a good general
education, but it is by no means the only place where it can be
had. Many of our great lawyers whose general education was
broad and thorough, were not college-bred men.
The practice of law touches life at every point, and with the
growth of our civilization the demands upon the lawyer are nec-
essarily more varied. There is no held of human knowledge into
which his work may not lead him. There is no science, a knowl-
edge of whose principles may not be of importance to him.
It is the business of the advocate to enforce his ideas upon the
court and jury. No one can ever hope to rise to the rank of even
a second-rate advocate who has not acquired the art of clear and
forcible expression. It is true, that to some nature has denied the
power to ever acquire this art, but it is likewise true that she has
denied to them the possibility of ever becoming great advocates.
No one should, however, lay the blame entirely upon dame na-
ture until he has made heroic efforts to accomplish his end. There
are many examples of great power of expression acquired only
after obstacles apparently insuperable were overcome. VVhile
the power of clear, forcible expression is, to some extent, a
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natural gift, yet nature can be much assisted by thorough gen-
eral education and acquaintance with the best English writers-
One unconsciously acquires something of the style of expression-
of the authors whom he reads. A wise choice of English prose
may do do much-to improve one's style of expression. The
speeches of great orators may often be studied to advantage by
those who wish to improve in public speaking. lVhile true elo-
quence is essentially a natural gift, the power of clear and forci-
ble expression is an art capable of successful cultivation.
It is not so much in the acquisition of knowledge as in the in-
tellectual training that thorough, general education is a necessary
prerequisite to the successful study and practice of law. One-
cannot delay entering upon the study of law until he has mas
tered the science of medicine, merely because his first case may
be one of malpractice, nor can he wait to master civil engineer-
ing, because he may at once be called upon to try a case in-
volving the proper construction of a railway bridge, but he
ought not to enter upon the study of law until by long, per-
sistent and patient study of other things he has acquired that
power of mental concentration and endurance that will render'
success in the study of the law probable. In all schemes of edu--
cation there are certain branches of knowledge that are permit-
ted to be taken only after certain preliminary preparation has
been made. This is because without such preparation there is no
reasonable hope of success in them. The law isdihicult and abstruse,
and the young man whose education is limited to the three Ris-
ought not for his own good, as well as that of the public, to be
permitted to enter upon the study of law with a view to its prac-
tice. It is not contended that all well educated meniwould make-
good lawyers, but it is true that no man will ever be likely to-
reach high rank as a lawyer without a fair general education
acquired either in or out of the schools.
An efort is being made by the law schools of the country to'
raise the requirements, as to the general education of the appli-
cants for admission to their classes. So long as no preliminary
preparation is required for oflilce reading with a view to being'
admitted to the bar, such a movement among the law colleges is
likely to defeat its own purpose. Its purpose doubtless is to
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raise the general educational level of the legal profession. If,
however, a young man of limited general education is to be ad-
mitted to the bar, it were much better that he prosecute his study
of the law in a law college, surrounded by a scholarly atmosphere,
than in a law office where the educational level is perhaps no
higher than his own. It will avail nothing to close the law col-
lege to those whose general education has not prepared them for
the study of the law, if they can come to the bar through oiiice
reading, with no preliminary training and much less knowledge
of the law itself than the law college would have given them.
Unless the higher standard of preliminary preparation be also
demanded as a prerequisite of oflice reading, then such a demand
on the part of the law schools is likely to lower rather than raise
the general educational level of the profession. The remedy,
therefore, lies in the higher standard of preliminary preparation
for the study of law in the law oiiice, as well as admission to the
It is often urged that severe requirements of preliminary gen-
eral education would exclude from the profession many who are
destined to become its brightest ornaments. It may be said that
the names of Clay, Calhoun, and Lincoln, would never have
adorned the roll of honor in the legal profession if a high standard
of general education had been, in their day, required as a necessary
qualiiieation for admission to the bar. It must, however, be re-
membered that we new live in aiday when higher education forms
a part of the great system of public schools. It may well be
doubted whether any young man of our time, who has not the
energy and determination to obtain a good general education, will
ever attain distinction at the bar either with or without its ad-
vantages. One can hardly conceive of a Clay, a Calhoun, or a
Lincoln, surrounded by our present educational advantages, en-
tering upon the study of the law without having laid a good
foundation for it in general education. Neither will we believe
that men like these would even in their day have been deter1'ed
from entering their chosen profession because of any reasonable
requirement of preliminary preparation. It is more than doubt-
ful whether even these great men could have entered the law titty
years later and with no better preliminary preparation achieved
the same lll0IlSll1'C of success.
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But whatever 1nay be said of the isolated few, the geniuses of
the race, there can be no doubt that a fair general education is
every year becoming more and more essential to success at the
bar. And even those who have attained distinction without it,
have done so not because of their lack of preliminary training,
but only by overcoming disadvantages arising from it. That a
genius succeeds at the bar, without general education, by no
means proves that the average young man can safely neglect the
advantages it confers.
The mere possession of a college diploma should not be taken to
qualify one to study law, nor should the lack of it necessarily ex-
clude him. It is preliminary training and mental development
that should be demanded, not a college degree. It may not be
essential' that pronciency in any particular branch of knowledge
should be shown. It is not accumulated knowledge, the posses-
sion of a mass of undigested facts, that qualifies one for the study
of law, but rather mental development and intellectual acumen,
which are, indeed, the distinguishing characteristics of true edu-
cation. The well equipped lawyer is an intellectual athlete. He
cannot delay entering upon his profession until he has acquired
all the general knowledge he will need in practice, but he should
delay until he has acquired something of that mental development
and intellectual strength that gives him the power of concentrated
mental effort. There is no profession in which the power to
master a subject thoroughly and qui.ckly is so essential to success
as in that of the law. Cases are often won or lost by the ability
of the lawyer, or his want of it, to master in a short space of time,
the particular branch of knowledge involved in the controversy.
The successful lawyer must possess the power to acquire this
knowledge after he linds that it is necessary for him to use it.
No one will ever reach the higher walks of the profession who
plods through its fields thinking only of the loaves and fishes its
practice will bring him.
The empyreal atmosphere on the heights is breathed only by
those who see in the law something more than the means of mak-
ing a living-who can see in it a great system of principles, the
growth of centuries, by which the social fabric is held together.
BY HON. J. R. WVEBSTER.
It is with regret one leaves his students where the relation has
been so pleasant. In parting I will say some words of counsel.
You are like a battalion of recruits, I like one of an exhausted
command being relieved. The retiring veteran would tell some
advantage or peril of the field. The recruit is impatient to listen,
anxious only for action. I venture some remarks on ethics that,
remembered, will avail you in the active life you enter.
Young men, as you enter life, remember that as there are three
cardinal feminine virtues, cleanliness, Edelity, and tenderness, so
there are four cardinal manly virtues, courage, truth, loyalty, and
kindness. If you have these, whatever be lacking of full manly
character, you will have other's respect. Without any one of these
you will not. VVith these you will be respected because others
will know they can depend on and trust you. '
Society is as truly an organism as is an animal or plant. No
part is independent of any other. So in society, the Welfare of
every-member affects the welfare and advancement of all. Soci-
ety is an aggregation of individuals, none independent of many
others. None can live to himself, none die merely to himself.
Many must be affected. It ought to be the aim of each that
others may be affected for good, made better, happier. You can
not avoid affecting for good or ill those among whom you live.
Twelve centuries before complete organization of the high
court of chancery there lived the Great Chancellor who defined
in one sentence the principles of equity, "All things whatsoever
ye would that men should do to you do ye even so to themf'
lVhen asked by lawyers the first duty, 4'The great command-
mentfl as altruist, philosopher, and chancellor he recognized no
first commandment. In his View two were equally great. I-Ie
said the lirst law is 'cThou shalt love the Lord thy God with all
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thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind, " and added
f'The second is like unto it iThou shalt love thy neighbor as
thyslff " He could not put the duty due from man to God above
that due from man to man, and said in substance there is no duty
due one higher than to the other. God requires no more of you
to him than of you to your fellow, you owe to the neighbor as
high duty as to the Creator. I think I may Well say then that
self interest alone is not a right guide to moral conduct.
A most difficult thing is right and Wise living. ' One must be
self-respecting and not self important, must maintain personal
dignity, yet be not quick to take offense not intended, there must
be some reserve, but not too much. The capable man who does
not assert opinion, nor lead in difficulty cannot rise to his merit.
Society cannot rely upon or trust one who has no confidence in
himself. If one is diiiident and retiring, preferring study to
mingling in affairs, the busy World Will go by not marking him
out. Courage and the self-confidence it gives is indispensable to
success in life. Egotism is less vicious than timidity and cow-
ardice. Society is but co-operating activity, and you must be
social and conipanionable, have and express opinions and be
ready to lead if called, avoiding offensive egotism. Attain this
iuiddleway if you can, but at all events have courage.
Be truthful and honest. How can one trust another who is not
both? A truthful man must be honest, save the rare fevv Whose
conscience and self-respect are Wholly gone. A truthful man may
be dishonest. I-Ie' is totally depraved Who can admit it. One
may do wrong, but will argue with conscience to some Way jius-
tify it. Manfred said, C' I have ceased to justify myself unto
myself, the last extremity of evil. '7 A volume of philosophy is
in that sentence. Only the utterly bad will not try to excuse his
Loyalty is kin to truth. It is truth coupled With self-devotion,
yielding self to duty. It is negation of selfishness and ingrati-
tude, and goes hand in hand With truth. The disloyal to friend,
humanity, or country is unworthy of confidence of friend, hu-
manity or country, and not worthy or likely to succeed in life.
Kindness is due from every living being to all living beings,
for none can be free from duty to many others. The social structure
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makes each dependent for much and on many. The more privi-
leges one has the greater and more numerous his debts. There-
fore, the virtues-courage, truth, loyalty, and kindness, are car'
dinal and essential to social life.
This much to all entering active life. I hope none have taken law
as an easy way to get bread. That motive will make you fail or
be poor lawyers. No one was ever a great lawyer who had not
burned oil far past mianigiit, even to sunrise. The law is a jeal-
ous mistress. Diversion of energy to other objects she revenges
by lessening standing and success. Eminent success cannot be
won without undivided and earnest labor.
The law is a liberal profession and imposes special obligations.
The lawyer is an ofhcer of the courts of justice, a priest in service
of a sanctuary. He should respect the profession and vene1'ate
justice. He should seek success not for its pleasure or profit,
but to thereby serve justice. Look not on the court as a iield of
combat. Do not work for mere reward. The highest reward if
you love justice is the delight in your own heart in vindicating
right. Love justice for herself and you will stand well with the
public and the bar, and will not lack business.
Never try to deceive court or jury. Do not suppress evidence
or seduce witnesses. Remember truth is a cardinal virtue. You
may argue on conflicting evidence what the fact is. From im-
perfect observation or memory, witnesses will disagree. You
-can point this out and argue truth is on your side. On conflict-
ing authority you may argue better reason is on your side.
This is as far as you can go. Let your argument on fact and law
be honest, without attempt at misstatement or suppression.
Never refuse aid to distress, however unpopular the cause or
strong the adversary. Serve such as cheerfully as the knight of
chival1'y. You cannot, as he, live on hospitality, and so cannot
render all your service to distress, but if you see right denied to
-one poor make as earnest effort as though for a large reward.
lllhatever is worth doing is worth well doing, whether re-
warded or not. You cannot afford to be slipshod. Do what you do
well though gratis. Slovenly manner will detract from business,
letters and papers should be clean and without erasure. Have
your cases ready for trial when reached. Never permit surprise
to Iind you unready.
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Be loyal to the client always, prefer his interest to your own,
keep his counsel inviolate, avoid other than professional business
with him, neither buy of him or sell to him. It may smirch your
honor. Let not a business day pass with a collection unremitted.
Do not use or speculate on it or pass a day for pleasure of carry-
ing it. If channels of commerce have not closed, remit the day
received, at all events the first business day.
Control yourself. Never appear surprised and thrown 011'
your poise. Observe this especially at critical times in trial or
debate. Composure will carry you by many a danger that per-
turbation may betray to your adversary of which he is unaware.
Never show violent or sudden anger or yet elation, except under
extraordinary circumstances, better seem cold than mercurial.
Be always courteous. Whatever his rivalry with associates a.
lawyer should always have brotherly regard for them, without
jealousy or quarrel. To the young lawyer be kind as a father,
give him use of your ofiice, library, counsel, and assistance, as
freely as to your child. Never be guilty of brow-beating, bully-
ing or discourtesy to witness, party, or counsel, no good end can
be gained or good cause served by it.
In choosing its lawgivers and governmental agents society takes
ratably more lawyers than others because they have studied the
1'elations of persons and property and are fitted for the service.
This casts on the bar duty to study political economy and the
philosophy of social development as well as law. No pursuit so
requiresa large fund of general information. To try his cause
the laxvyeriliaflay have to study any branch of science, mechanics,
chemistrygsmedicine, surgery, art, or even dry dogmatic creeds.
It were futile to enumerate. He cannot have all books, nor be-
fore entering practice acquire all human learning. But he should
have general knowledge and familiarity with books and liberal
learning that he may know where and how to seek fuller know-
ledge of any subject as need arises. This liberalizes and broadens
his views. He sees that no social, political, or other institutions
are ixed, stable, or U ordained", that all institutions, even mar-
riage and the family, are but result of evolutionary processes.
Seeing how and whence present institutions came to be, he real-
izes that those we are wont to deem H sacred " may in course of
social progress change form or yield to others widely different.
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This leads to books useful to lawyers as lawyers, or as the best
informed class in society. I omit books of law, for your course
has given you general knowledge to guide your purchase to full
limit of your means, and practice will advance skill to choose
faster than means to buy a law library.
Every young lawyer should own and be familiar with Cieero's
Moral Essays and Sharswood's Legal Ethics, and own the best
eyelopedia and lexicon his means can buy. Of high literature in
fields of history, oratory, romance, and poetry, a well informed
friend and aid of library and catalogue will guide. He cannot
do better than buy as many of the best as possible.
Liable to be called into, and more or less expecting to take part
in public affairs, he ought to have and read Leeky's History of
Civilization, Herbert Speneer's Synthetic Philosophy, those
parts relating to evolution of society, to the family, and to par-
ent and child, VVake's Kinship and Marriage, Morganls Ancient
Society-a highly instructive and philosophic work by an Amer-
ican of so rare merit that, translated, it went through three Ger-
man editions, and was familiar to German philosophers before
appreciated at home or the first American edition exhausted.
An army must have an arsenal, and a soldier a cartridge box.
The lawyer called often to debate must have his fvacle mecam
whence, as occasion arises, by perfect familiarity he can draw
metaphor and illustration as point to argument or repartee.
There are but two such books in our language-Kiing James, ver-
sion of the Bible, and Shakespeare. They are each a wealth of
illustration and metaphor. Make them yours inorat familiar
friends. The Bible is unrivalled in purity, condensation, and
power of plain Saxon. Saxon is the basis of modern"English.
The layman use most wholly plain Saxon words. The man who
sits in the jury box speaks and understands it. Make yourself
master of the plain Saxon vigor of the Bible and you can make
a strong argument which the juryman can comprehend.
I hope something I have done, suggested, or said may rouse to
higher thought and aspiration and be remembered and of advan-
tage to you. I wish you each may merit and attain abundant
success to your utmost desire. lf at any time I can aid you in
perplexity, come to me and so oblige me and please me. New it
remains only to say good bye.
Che Hninersitg one the Public School Sgstem
BY CI-IANCELLOR GEORGE E. MAGLEAN.
The University of Nebraska is a part of the public school sys-
tem of the State. The University embraces from the thirteenth
to the nineteenth grades of the school system. From the thir-
teenth to the sixteenth grades We have the ordinary undergradu-
ate courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and
Bachelor of Science. The seventeenth grade leads to the degree of
Master of Arts. The completion of the nineteenth grade brings
to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. These last three grades
constitute the Work of the graduate school of the University. It
is open for the graduates of the colleges in the University, and
of all reputable colleges Within and Without the state. In all the
regular courses the University crowns the work begun in the
grades and continued in the high schools.
SCOPE OF THE UNIVERSITY7S WORK.
In addition to the ample facilities for liberal education in liter-
ature, science, and the arts, there is provision for technical edu-
cation in the Industrial College, and for professional education
in the College of Law. There are also special professional un-
dergraduate cou1'ses preparatory to medicine, and in law, and
journalism. Professional training for teachers is provided in a
two-years? course, particular attention being given to Child Study
and Pedagogy. Certificates entitling teachers to a first grade
teacher's license, and later-if they are successful in instruction-
to a life certificate, are given to those who take the special courses
in Science and Art of Teaching and make the degree of Bachelor
of Arts or Science.
The University has a Summer School that after this year it is
hoped will become a six Weeks, summer term of the University,
intended especially to accommodate the teache1's of the state.
The equipments of the University in men and means are thus put
THE UNIVERSITY AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM 77
at the service of those who are to be leaders in the entire school
To meet the present requirements of industrial education in
the state, the University has established a School of Mechanic
Arts, with a two years' practical course that receives students of
sufhcient age from graded schools. In like manner there is a
School of Agriculture and a Dairy School that takes the boys and
girls from the farm and returns them to the farm prepared to
use applied science in improved farming. These two schools, it
is expected, will become model schools, to be imitated in connec-
tion with technical schools to be established in conjunction with
the high schools in several counties in the state. These schools
incidentally look toward encouraging students to enter the col-
legiate schools of Engineering or the College of Agriculture.
For six years past the University has maintained one of the two
Sugar Schools in the United States.
The University, mindful of its many-sided relations to the
state, has offered courses in University Extension, under which,
in a very practical form, are included Farmers' Institutes. A
School of Music and Fine Arts is afliliated with the University,
in which, pending the opening of the College of Fine Arts, in-
struction is given in every grade of instrumental and vocal
music, in drawing, painting, wood carving, modeling, and the his-
tory of art. Through the voluntary service of the Botanical
Seminar and members of the University faculty, in connection
with aid from the general government, a botanical and a geolog-
ical survey of the state have been begun. The Regents of the
University have, entrusted to their charge, the United States Ex-
periment Station for purposes of investigation in agricultural sub-
jects and for thc diffusion of agricultural knowledge by the pub-
lication of bulletins. A United States lVeather Bureau Station
has been established at the University, and a Museum in connec-
tion with it has also been started.
A review of what has been mentioned thus far, shows that the
University is not simply a multiform school for higher instruc-
tion, but that it is also a practical servant of the State in almost
every conceivable direction. It is a depository for knowledge
and a center for the diffusion of it.
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Tuition at the University is free eXcept in the Law School and
in the aliiliated schools. There is a nominal matriculation fee of
five dollars, and a diploma fee. There is a laboratory deposit re-
quired for materials used and apparatus injured, in a number of
the Departments. Practically the institution opens its doors to
all the sons and daughters of the State and to all students wher-
ever their homes, without discrimination. The broad and hos-
pitable spirit of a genuine University is seen in its foundation
and in its endeavors and its work.
THE EQUIPMENT OF TI-IE UNIVERSITY.
The campus of the University covers four squares in a central
location in the City of Lincoln. It is easily accessible from all
railway stations. Upon the campus are located the large Uni-
versity Hall, the Chemical Laboratory, Grant Memorial Hall,
Nebraska Hall, the Electrical Laboratory and Shops, and the
large modern Library building. The University farm, con-
nected by electric railway with the University, consists of 320
acres of cultivated land. On the farm are the Agricultural-
Chemical laboratory, the Farm and Dairy School building, the
Pathobiological laboratory, etc.
The library of the University consists of the general library
anda series of departmental libraries. There are some 33,000
volumes in the general library alone. The laboratories are pro-
vided with modern facilities and equipped with the most recent
ap p aratus.
At the present writing there are 141 professors and instructors,
assistants and employes of all kinds. Many of the professors
have an international reputation. There is full recognition of
the sharp distinction between a professor and a pedagogue or
ordinary teacher. The highest ideals are maintained as a stan-
-dard by Which the college professor and instructor is a man of
special training, prepared to be an investigator as well as a
The enrollment of students is increased this year to 1,650, as
compared with 1,509 a year ago, and this despite the financial
THE UNIVERSITY AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
depression and the cutting oi of the Preparatory Department.
The students are for the most part mature young men and Women
peculiarly earnest in their pursuit of an education, and many of
them working their way through college. The ages range from
fifteen years to fifty-six years. They are stalwart Nebraskans,
with an intermingling of students from twenty-two other states.
The University is assuming its rank as the largest trans-Missise
sippi University with the exception of the University of Cali-
fornia. The students maintain a great variety of college organi-
zations ranging from the religious and literary to the athletic
The University was originally founded by an Act of the Leg-
islature which took effect February 15, 1869. The government
of the University is vested in a Board of Regents of six members
elected by popular vote for terms of six years. The Regents
elect the Chancellor, who in the law is called the chief educator
of the State. He is the names between the Regents and the
Faculty, of which he is a member. The Regents also select the
members of the Faculty. The Faculty is ordinarly the legisla-
tive body, initiating the purely educational measures of the in-
stitution and entrusted with the discipline of the students.
The revenues of the University are derived from ra tax of three-
eighths of a mill per dollar upon the grand assessment roll of
the State and from the income from land leases and sales under
the Land Grant Act of Congress. There is also a money grant
from the United States. The University is also possessed of cer-
tain lands reserved for the endowment of the University.
The Legislature of the State that has just adjourned made pro-
vision to meet the shrinkage in the income of the University and
voted money for the erection of the wing of a new building for
the College of Mechanic Arts. It is clearly the determination of
the people of Nebraska that the eliiciency of its University shall
be maintained unimpaired.
kjistorg of the Ciollege of Saw
BY PROF. CHARLES A. ROBBINS.
.In the fall of 1888, some two dozen young men, who were read-
ing law in the oflices of Lincoln lawyers, organized a class for
more systematic study and the trial of moot cases. This class
met for a few weeks in the law oflices of Lamb, Ricketts Ro Wil-
son, over the old Lancaster County Bank, on Tenth street. Soon
after the organization of the class the writer accepted an invita-
tion to become its leader and instructor. The place of meeting
was changed to the rooms of the Lincoln Business College. The
class met two evenings in each week. Readings were assigned in
some standard text book, and the regular class work was limited
to a quiz upon the subject matter of the reading.
The work of the class as a whole was not satisfactory. All the
advantages of law oflice study, so much vaunted by some law-
yers who know nothing of the better methods, were possessed
by these young men, supplemented by the regular assignment and
discussion of readings, but their average progress was discour-
agingly slow and uncertain. Class organization was too lax,
recitations were too few, the study of the assigned readings
could not be made compulsory. It ought to be said that a num-
ber of the young men appeared to apply themselves diligently to
the work and made satisfactory progress. With the coming of
summer heat the work was suspended.
Probably encouraged somewhat by the apparent success of that
class, and at the suggestion of Messrs. T. S. Allen and W. F.
Schwind, Mr. William Henry Smith, who had lately come to Lin-
coln from Philadelphia, organized, in the fall of 1889, a law class
which he called Central Law College. Good quarters were se-
cured in the Burr block. The printed announcement contained
the names of a very long list of lecturers including some of the
most prominent lawyers in the state. Some of these gentlemen,
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and notably Judge WVebster and Mr. Wilson of the present fac-
ulty of this college, did deliver systematic courses of lectures.
In the number and variety of her courts, the extent and char-
acter of her libraries, the number and importance of her educa-
tional institutions, and in her central location, Lincoln possessed
decided advantages for the establishment of a law school, to which
these earlier efforts served to attract attention. Members of the
Lancaster county bar saw the opportunity and breached' the sub-
ject to members ofthe general faculty of the State University
and board of regents.
In April, '91, a committee of the faculty consisting of Profes-
sors Howard, Kingsley, Caldwell, Nicholson, and McMillan re-
ported in favor of the expediency of establishing a law depart-
ment, not neglecting to add that it the favorable influence of the
bar will doubtless prove a new source of strength to the Univer-
sity." Professor Howard presented the report to the board of
regents. Judge J. R. Weloster addressed the board in favor of
the proposed school. The Lancaster county bar association passed
favorable resolutions and appointed a committee to confer with
the chancellor and regents.
At the June meeting, 1891, the board of regents authorized
the chancellor to confer with the bar committee upon the organi-
zation of the school. At later meetings it provided for the sala-
ries of a dean and four lecturers, 'cemployedv William .Henry
Smith as Dean, appointed a large corps of lecturers, and author-
ized the chancellor to assign to the ULaW College W the use of
such rooms Has might be secured without interference with reg-
ular University Worlrf' and to have printed a H small, extra sheet
for the present catalogue."
The Hlaw facultyf' 'C until otherwise ordered,'7 consisted of:
lVilliam H. Smith, Dean, James M. lVoolWorth, Science of
J urisprudence, Joseph R. Webster, Equity Jurisprudence, J ohn
U. Cowin, Constitutional Lawg Manoah B. Reese, Real and Per-
sonal Property, Samuel Maxwell, Pleadings, lVilliam H. Mun-
ger, Private Rights a fl Obligations, Grenio M. Lambertson, Crimi-
nal Lawg Henry H. wfilsoii, Evidence. 'N
lVith the exception of Mr. Cowin, the gentlemen accepted the
appointments. Mr. Munger lectured on the Domestic Relations
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and Mr. Lambertson on Inter-State Commerce. Mr. John C.
Watson was subsequently appointed lecturer on Criminal Law.
The following gentlemen were also invited to deliver lectures
"at such times and upon such subjects as might be determined
upon, but Without compensation: "
NS. J. Tuttle, S. B. Pound, N. S. Harwood, C. O. Whedon,
T. M. Marquette, S. L. Greisthardt, A. R. Talbot, WV. J. Bryan,
all of Lincoln, Eleazer Wakely, John M. Thurston, VV R. Kelly,
H. J. Davis, all of Omaha, Judge Broady, of Beatrice, S. W.
Osborne, of Blair, John B. Cessna, of Hastings, Judge Post, of
Columbus, Judge VV. H. Morris, of Crete? A number of these
gentlemen delivered lectures before the school.
A very 'C small, extra sheetv announced the opening of the
school in October, 1891. The tuition was fixed at 830 a year. lt
was increased to 345 in 1895. Fifty-two students registered the
first year, and twelve Were graduated in June, 1892.
Classes met in the botany room in Nebraska Hall. Possibly
their presence there interfered if with regular University Work,"
since the next year the school sought quarters in the Burr Block.
The original course of study prepared by Dean Smith covered
fairly Well the field of elementary law, but it was greatly lacking
in systematic arrangement, and unsuited to that orderly develop-
ment of legal principles so helpful to the student, and so neces-
sary to an understanding of the essential unity of our common
law. It is said that the actual performance Was even more dis-
orderly than the printed program.
Judge Reese, Mr. Wilson, and possibly other lecturers, as-
signed regular readings in standard teXt-books in connection
with their lectures. Indeed, ea1'ly the lirst year, Mr. VVilson in-
troduced a resolution at a faculty meeting suggesting the adop-
tion of this method by all lecturers, but consideration of the
resolution was postponed. The Dean Was a iirm believer in
the eiflciency of the so-called lecture system. There was no case
study in the proper sense of the term. Text-books and cases
were cited rather as authorities to justify the conclusions of the
lecturer than as the proper subjects of careful study. Method
and Qlack ofj order combined to perplexithe student,
HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE OF LAW 83
'4Mastering what seemed the lawless science of our law,
That codeless myriad of precedent,
That wilderness of single instances."
The results obtained were disappointing to the friends of the
school. After much deliberation a committee consisting of Chan-
cellor Canfield and Regentllstabroolc reported at the June, 1893,
meeting of the board of regents, that the Mcurriculum should be
simplified and so modified as to give to each student a compara-
tively small number of topics at any one time,'7 and that if the
greater part of the undergraduate course must be that of the
recitationfl 'ibased very largely upon the use of text-boolrsfi
Dean Smith resigned, not being Min accord with this method of
Judge Reese succeeded to the deanship at the opening of the
next school year. Lecturers lVilson, Webster, lVIunger, Max-
well, and Wlatson were retained. Judge Frank Irvine, Jacob
Fawcett, W. WV. Giifen, Judge J. H. Broadyjand Judge W. H-
Hastings fthe last two for one year onlyj -were added to the
corps of lecturers, and the writer was appointed instructor-
The school was brought back to the University campus, and the
room in University Hall now occupied by Steward Dales as-
signed to its use. These quarters proving inadequate the school
Nlodgedv the next year in room 16 in the same building, and
upon the completion of the library building was allotted its pres-
The course of study was simplified and so re-arranged that each
subject might, as far as possible, serve as a fitting preparation
for the next. The subjects of remedial law were grouped in the
Second year. lVith slight changes and some additions the course
of study then adopted is still followed. Probably future changes
will consist in a more elaborate treatment of present topics rather
than in substantial additions to thecurriculum.
The method of instruction was changed. A modified form of
the so-called text-book method was adopted and is still used. On
some minor topics instruction is by lectures only' Some lecturers
combine the lecture and text-bool: methods. T he writer has gen-
erally combined the text-book and case study methods. The
modern practice courts have been substituted for the ancient and
well-nigh useless moot-courts.
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Upon the reorganization of the school in 1893, a graduate
course of instruction of one year was added, and in J une, 1895,
the master's degree was conferred upon seven candidates. For
want of means to carry on the work properly, and because it WHJS-
found practicable to give much of the same instruction in the
undergraduate course, the graduate course was abandoned after
the second year.
YV. S. Summers and B. F. Good were appointed special lecturers
in 1894, and Dr. J. L. Greene was appointed lecturer on medical
jurisprudence the present year.
ln 1893, the law library consisted of a few dozen text-books
crowded into a corner of the general library. It has grown into
a fair working library of two thousand volumes' of the very best
reports and texts, and is located in the lecture room under the
charge of special attendants.
The law school has already done much to raise the standard of
admission to the bar in this state. It has. since 1893, greatly in-
creased the amount of work required of its students. The mini-
mum age of entrance has been raised from seventeen to nineteen.
A proper academic preparation for law study has been urged at
all times. The requirements for admission have been changed
from the general 'L good English education 7' to the more certain
equivalent of graduation from an accredited high school. A
large proportion of the present senior class are college men, and
forty per cent have received academic degrees. 4
It was by the direct influence of the law school, that the state
legislature ofiL895 abolished the fraud of admission to the bar
through the district courts, and vested the sole power of admis-
sion in the supreme court. The fair enforcement of the rules
adopted by the supreme court under that power has probably
reduced by three-fourths the number of annual admissions to the
bar and vastly improved the actual standard. Much has been
done. Much remains to be done. The Law School will lead the
way. But it looks hopefully to the supreme court for such
further exercise of its powers as will make necessary fair aca-
demic preparation upon the part of all law students.
Suture Gooresses of '97,
Abbott, Charles E.,
Babcock, George E.,
Brown., Cyrus O.,
Brown, Frank E.,
Flaherty, Denis J.,
-Gates, Jesse T.,
Gof, Helen M.,
Goodner, Ivan W.,
Green, Guy WV.,
Greenielcl, Nathan N.,
Gustin, Frank J.
Hayward, lVillia1n H.,
Jones Elbert O.,
Killen, David L.,
Manville, Mahlon F.,
Matthews, Benoni C.,
Miller, IVilley ,H. ,
Parker, Jesse T., '
Placek, Eniil E.,
Risscr, George H.,
Smith, John D.,
Thompson, Charles Y.,
True, Sidney M.,
lvnrner, Ernest F.,
lVhite, Albert S.,
'Wilsoln Clement L.,
ll'ilson, Denver L.,
Pierre, S. D.
Pawnee City, Neb.
Nebraska City, Neb
Brandon, S. D.
Centerville, S. D.
Crete Neb. ..
St. Paul, Nob.
West Point, Neb.
South Omaha, Neb.
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Cilass of 1898
Ames, Ernest C.,
Belden, Oliver VV.,
Brown, James A.,
Copeland, Lionel R.,
Cunningham, Marion O.,
Daly, Hugh B.,
Denison, John D.,
Du Frene, Frederick R.,
Eberstein, Conrad V.,
Folsom, Ernest C.,
Fry, Emmett L.,
Green, Leslie B.,
Hines, Orphoseus F.,
Houghtelin, Abram L.,
Humphrey, Fred L.,
Hyatt, lVillet R.,
Imhoff, Charles H.,
Jones, Ernest D.,
Kemp, James H.,
Ladd, Charles F.,
Lamb, Dwight WV.,
Pace, Ike E. O.,
Ralston, George S.,
Roach, Leonard R.,
Sackett, Harry E.,
Singhouse, John A.,
Steuterville, John H.,
Tishue, WValter C.,
Tobey, George E.,
Tucker, John M.,
Unlcefer, Leonard B.,
lVarfield, George A.,
lVilson, Burton NV.,
Young, Samuel A.,
Brookings. S. D.
Pawnee City, Neb.
President, N eb.
Guide Rock, Nelo.
Beatrice, Nels. V
University Place, Neb.
Mound City, Mo.
A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE DOINGS AND TRANSACTIONS OF THE LAW
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, FROM THE
DATE OF THE ORGANIZATION TO THE PRESENT DAY.
"The law is a sort of a hocus pocus science that smiles in your face while
it picks your pocket, and the glorious uncertainty of it is of more use to the
professors than the justice of it."
Lawyers are undoubtedly the brainiest class of beings extant.
The scope of their knowledge is confined to nothing. They are
masters of all the sciences. What a lawyer does not know about
men and things is not considered proper to know.
It is this superhuman smartness which every lawyer possesses
that impelled me to follow in the footsteps of my sire and enter
the profession, which embraces knowledge of every possible
character. I desired to familiarize it all, and as a consequence
the Alumni Association of the Law School of Nebraska now has
the honor of my membership.
As an alumni society we first came into existence in J une, 1895,
at a time when the country was suffering from depression. A
'president and secretary were elected, and the following June new
officers were named to assume the arduous duties connected with
the preservation and maintenance of the association. There are
no records of this institution, and we are entirely without money
in the treasury.
This embraces in full the Law Alumni Association, from the
date of its birth to the present day. I have ventured somewhat
into detail so that all members might be apprised fully in the
premises, with the view that the record might be complete as far
as we have gone.
Although the labor has, in some respects, been arduous, yet I
have experienced much pleasure in reviewing the grand work
accomplished by the association. It has brought me into closer
touch with many of my fellow members, and by comparison of
the past with the future, I am made to realize the possibilities
which lie before us. There is always pleasure in a contemplation
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 89
of possibilities, a building of air castles as it were. It has been
said that 'C To a healthy mind the world is a constant challenge of
opportunities? If this is so, what a future is in store for us.
We have not an unhealthy mind among us. I am advised by our
.statistician that the average condition of our minds is only two
per cent lower than the alumni of the Harvard Law School, and
ive per cent lower than the law schools of California. This is
really remarkable when we consider that the lawyers living upon
the sea coasts eat a g1'eat deal of fish. And fish, as is well known,
is a great brain producer.
We of the middle states are at a disadvantage in this respect,
it not being so much a custom of the people to eat fish in large
quantities, owing to the scarcity and consequent high price. It
is possible, however, to sometimes obtain a fair quality of fish
here, as for instance Columbia river salmon, pike, from the west,
and' smelts and perch, which are frozen and shipped from the
least. But they lose their freshness, and vitality, you might call
it, in transportation, so that by the time they are placed upon our
tables for final consumption, the real brain essence is gone and
-consequently they are of little value to us as a brain food.
I have taken occasion to digress a little to the subject of fish,
merely to show that our alumni are laboring at a slight handicap
in favor of those who live on the coast. But what we lack Qand'
it is very smallj in brain development is completely overshadowed
by the excellence of our capacity to do, our energy and push,
and our unchallenged breadth of mind which enables us to suc-
cessfully grapple the most intricate subjects and bring them to a
scientific focus. We are essentially active and progressive.
Long may we live and prosper.
ADDENDA.-Since writing the above, I am advised that the
ofhccrs of the association were and are as follows:
Presidmt, Hon. A. A. Hatch, Secrctcwy-Ziicccszwer, Hon. A.
G. Wfolfenbargerg during the season of 1895-96. Present in-
cumbents: Presidemf, Hon. E. M. Tracy, Se0rezfm'y-ffl'easmi'c7',
Hou. John H. Farwell. Ezfeczct'iv,-e Committee, Hon. F. H. lVoods,
'92, Hon. E. J. Burkett, '93, Hon. T. F. A. Wfilliams, '9-L, Hon.
R. E. Johnson, '95, Hon. J. L. Stephens, '96.
CLARENCE YOUNG SMITH.
JULIAN A. ABBOTT, '96. Born af,
Falls Oity, Nebraska, February 10, 1873,
parents Americans. Graduated at Falls
City High School in 1888. Has held assist-
ant clerkships of Farmers' Bank at Broken
Bow, and bank of Lushton, Nebraska.
.Present head bookkeeper in State Auditorjs
ofiice. Free silver
1641 Locust street,
GRANT F. AHL-
BURG, 794. Born March 9, 187 4, near Ly-
ons, Kansas, completed course at Lyons
HighSchool in 1891, attended the Univer-
sity of Nebraska in 1893 and 1894. F orni-
erly a republican but is now a free silver
democrat. Is practicing with much success
at Lyons, Kansas.
JOHN H. BARRY,
793. Born in Rock-
V I ' ford, Illinois, October 7, 1868, of Irish
1.iU'97v.. . '
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parents. Graduated from Walioo High
School in 1890. Mr. Barry was originally
a republican but is now a populist. Since
1893 he has been engaged in the practice of
the law at Vlfahoo, Neb., without a partner.
FRANK E. BISH-
OP, '93. Born in La I 1 1 4 ' L
Grange county, In-H
diana, shortly after
the war. Received
the deg1'ee of B.L., from the University of
Nebraska in 1891. Studied in the ofiice of
Marquette, Deweese :Sic Hall. Upon gi'adu-
ation he immediately began practice, and
is now associate attorney in law department
of B. :Q M. R. R. at Lincoln.
THE ALUMNI 91
CLOFIS L. E. BLOUSER. '96 Born
near Ft. lVayne, Indiana, June 13, 1870,
of German and English parentage. He'
spent 1892 and 1893 in the commercial and
normal courses at the National Normal
University. Mr. Blouser is adyed-in-the
Wool democrat, and has been actively en-
gaged in several cam- I
paigns. Is still un-
Q Fairbury, Nebraska.
ELMER J. BURKETT, '95. Born De-
cember 1, 1867, in Mills county, Iowa. B.D. ,
Tabor College, '90. Taught school and was
principal at Leigh, Nebraska. Member of
the house of representatives from Lancas-
ter county in 1897. Was recognized as
one of the leaders of the republican mi-
nority. Address, 1026 O street, Lincoln, Nebraska, care of
Tingley 62: Burkett.
VVILLIAM M. CAIN, '9eL. Born No-
. vember 15, 1868, in Oxford county, Prov-
ince of Ontario, Canada. Attended the
University of Nebraska some time before
entering the College of Law. Is a demo-
Elected attorney foi
Butler county in 1896
Dai id City, Neb. L
EDIVIN CAMMACK, '9eL. Born Sep- .
tember 1, 1871, in Ioiva, of American if ,
crat, and was a candidate for the office of
district judge in 1895.
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parents. Married Miss Minerva Hendrick- ' -' I ' -1' ' i
son in 1896. Republican blood-true blood. i
He has never been a candidate for any
elective ofiice. XVith Harwood, Ames 62
Pettis, Lincoln, Neb.
qi., I I 2:
in 395. Has been en-
92 THE DIGEST ,
VVALLACE B. CLARK, '95. Born
-s V .. - January 11, 1865, at Ypsilanti, Michigan.
. - Prepared at the Ashland, Neb., high school,
, 'V - of which he is a graduate. Is in the insu-
' A . rance business at present. Address, Ash-
' I I land, Nebraska.
i i CHARLES W. COREY, ,92. Born at
,V ,x J I. ,,. , Rockton, Ill., April
'25, 1862, of American
1 parentage. Received
"1i the dec-1-ee of LLM.
gaged in public schoolwork in Lancaster
county, Nebraskasince 1888, and is now A
principal of the Havelock schools. Politics,
republican, status, married. Mr. Corey is
Well known among the teachers of the state,
and is fast building up an enviable repu-
MISS ESTELLA M. DAVISSON, ,96.
Born in Wfashington, Iowa, December 1-1,
1872. Graduated from the Long Pine high
school before entering the College of Law-
. Miss Davisson is a very successful lawyer
as shown by the fact that she 'has been
elected attorney of Brown county on the
republican t i c k e t.
I Address, Long Pine,
- LEMUEL C. DAY,
'96. Born July 15,
1867, at Sparta, Pennsylvania. Took degree
of B. C. L. class 192, at State Normal, Ed-
inborough, Pa. Member of class of '94,
Washington 8: Jefferson college, but did not
graduate. Married in 796. Has always been
a consistent republican. Is now in active
practice: Address, Nebraska City, N eb. ,
THE ALUMNI 0, ,,,-'jx ' 93
WM. ARTHUR DEARY, 19161 'f'BQiiI1 at
j Brownville, Nebraska, Augi1st.,18,,i 1866.
Is sau living in single biesssaaessij-g In 1895
' V he received the degree of B. A. fronivthe' U ni-
. 'ifv versity of Nebraska. Mr. Deary is an ex-
-. . -. rrr,A 1 , '.A15, Q' V,.,. V, perienced business man, in and' 'is rapidly
q,i,i I , Ai ,i. coming to the front as an attorney. Ad-
VZZZ , dress, 102 Burr Block, ' .
f 1' Lm Coin' Nebraska'
""1ii' - " JNo. W. DIXON,
, 796. Born at Mem-
phis, Tennessee, September 5, 1878. BA.,
University of Nebraska, '94, BA., Yale
University, '95. WVhile in College Mr.
Dixon was a leading fraternity man, belong-
ing to three different organizations. He
is new engaged in 'practice at Nebraska City,
WILLIS G. DURRELL, '92. Born at
Cincinnatti, Ohio, March 31, 1856. IfVas
educated in the common schools and High
School, also took a course in the Cincin-
natti Commercial College. Held a number
of important positions before entering the
legal professsion. Is a republican. Ad?
dress, St. Paul Build- u
ing, Fourth and IfVal-
! nut streets, Cincin-
i 'nati, Ohio.
AMBROSE C. EP- .
PERSON, '92. Born at Adair, Illinois, No-
vember IS, 1870. Spent three years in
Fairfield College. I-Ias always been promi-
nentin local politics, and is now serving his
second l361'l11 as county attorney. Address,
Clay Center, Nebraska.
94 THE DIGEST
GEORGE W. FARR, 796. Born July
6, 1875, at Marquette, Nebraska, of Scotch-
Irish parents. Educated at Hastings Col-
, lege, Central City College, and University
of Nebraska. Is a republican of approved
at Miles City, Mon- I
tana, under name of
Merrill 8: Farr.
JOHN I-I. FAR-
I 1 gVELL,3 ee. Born
eptem er 25, 1873,
at Lincoln, Nebraska, of American parentf
age. -Prepared at " Howe Grammar Schoolf'
1890. Is a man 'L of parts" and still single.
Secretary and treasurer of the Alumni As-
sociation, College of Law. Republican.
Address 1313 H street, Lincoln, Neb.
CHARLES S. FERRIS, '93. Born at Vermillion, Illinois, in
1863. Is still unmarried. Took degrees of A.B. and A.M. a1
De Pauvv University, Greencastle, Indiana,
in 1884 and 1887 respectively. Is a repub-
lican. Practicing under the name of Chas.
S. Ferris, Room 8, Richardls Block, Lin-
coln, Neb. '
BEMAN C. FOX, 792. Born July 10,
1867, at Morrisson, ,H
Illinois. Graduated E I f
from Palmyra Ne- j . braska High School, ,
1895 Superintend- A
two years. Present secretary of the Ne .
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ent Lincoln, Nebraska ,
oitlice of Bradstreets Commercial Agency for Q , ,
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braska Central Building and Loan Associa- ,,,
tion. Secretary Young Men's Republican I 7'
Club. Practicing in connection with other I -'
business. Address 1130O St., Lincoln, Neb.
THE ALUMNI. 95
WILLIAM C. FRAMPTON, 793. Born
at Chariton, Iowa, March 21 1864 of
.1.j ., 7 7
V ":' n' American and Scotch parentage. Prepared
WV i-V 'i- ',- , V at Norton Normal College. Politics, re-
1 H g publican. Married. Justice of the peace,
3 I 1895. Member of the firm of Love :St
V J i' ,U Frampton, 1104 O street, Lincoln, Neb.
tiil in FUNK, ,96. mBorn at
fn 1 Anderson, Ind., Au-
gust 6, 1867. Studied
at Valparaiso, Indiana, and the Univer-
sity of Nebraska before entering the Law
College. Has been iive years a salesman for
the McCormick Manufacturing Company.
Politically he is a follower of Jackson.
Practicing alone at Edward, Indiana.
DAVID A. HAG-
GARD, 793. Born at lVinchester, Illinois,
June 9, 1870, of American parentage.
Graduated from the University of Ne-
braska, 791, B.Sc. lVith Tibbets Bros.,
Morey 62 Ferris law Erin. Politics repub-
lican. Address, 1310 G St., Lincoln, Neb.
Is still living in single blessedness.
I. I-I. HATFIELD,
794. Born April 7,
1871, at Shellsburg,
Iowa. Married. Re-
in 1892, from South
College. Spent two
years in the University of'lNebraska. Po-
litically Mr. Hatfield is independent. He
is recognized as a coming man in legal cir-
cles. Address, Room D, First National
Bank Building, Lincoln, Neb.
ceived degree of B.S.
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A. A. HATCH, 995. Born in Medina
county, Ohio. Graduated at the Iowa State
Agricultural College in 1881. Elected
clerk of Hayes county in 1885. Admitted
to the bar in 1888. He has the honor of
being the first president of the Alumni
Association of the College of Law. He is
3 practicing in Sedalia, Missouri.
' ...A VA. I.: ii' '... WM. A. HAIVES,
'93. Born at Rome,
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,A quuiibl' , 1,4 A--,A ,J Ind1ana,July19,1864,
of English descent.
Prepared at Central Normal College, Dan-
ville,'Indiana. Has taught thirteen years
in Nebraska. Is now principal of College
View schools, and a prospective candidate
for county superintendent of Lancaster
county. Unmarried. Politics republican.
Address, 1624 K street, Lincoln, Neb.
BENJAMIN D. HAYWARD, '94. Born
September 19, 1859, at Pomeroy, Ohio.
Graduated from high school, at Letart
Ohio, 1876. Attended Carleton college, Syr-
acuse, Ohio, in 1880, National Normal Uni-
versity, Lebanon, Ohio, 1884. Was superin-
tendent of city schools and of county for a
number of years at
St. Paul, Nebraska,
where he is now prac-
BERTON L. FEN-
DRICKS, 796. Born at Butler, Indiana,
November 23, 1868. B. S., Western Nor-
mal college, '91, A leader in educational
circles. Married Miss Deana Fischer in 1893.
Intends to study in New Yorlccity a year
before practicing. Is at present superin-
tendent of the city schools of Ulysses, Neb.
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THE ALUMNI 97
VVALTER V. HOAGLAND, '96. Born
at Bunker Hill, Illinois, November 30, 1870.
A.B., University of Nebraska, 795. Depart-
ment chairman, tenth division American Col-
lege Republican League, 395. Now out of
politics. Specialized in mercantile, corpo-
ration, and insurance law. Address, North
Platte, Neb., care of
Hoagland and Hoag- at I ' . .
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JAMES H. HOOP-
ER, '94. Born March
4, 187 0, at Falls City, Nebraska. Graduated
from high school at Falls City and took the
degree of A.B. in the State University of
Nebraska. Mr. Hooper is still unmarried.
He is and has always been a consistent re-
publican. Address, 1106 Tacoma Building,
GILBERT H. IRISH, 794. Born June
17, 1872, at Sextonville, lfVisconsin, of Irish
stock. Attended Lawrence University at
Appleton, Wisconsin, for a time. After
graduating from the law school, practiced
alone in Wisconsin for two years. Married
Miss Luella Henderson, June 20, 1894. Ad-
dress, Dallas, Texas,
care of Starling, Irish
ck Sabin. I
RALPH E. JOHN- 4
SON, 795. Born in
187 2 in Spencer, Indiana. ' Graduated from
the Lincoln High School in 18893 B.A.,
University of Nebraska, '93. Was promi-
nent in college politics. WVas candidate on
the republican ticket in the spring of 39,7 for
member of excise board. Address, Room S,
First National Bank Building, Lincoln, Neb.
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CHARLES H. KELSEY, 795. Born at
Waterloo, Iowa, February 4, 1873. Is mar-
ried. Attended Gates College at Neligh,
Nebraska, before entering the State Uni-
versity. Mr. Kelsey is a republican, and
as such was elected attorney of Antelope
, . .
1 A -V4-1i- . 7 county in the fall of
1896. Address, Ne-
A. M. KEYES, '93.
Born at Nebraska
City, Nebraska, December 7, 1868. Is mar-
ried. Graduated from the High School of
Cambridge, Nebraska, class of '90. Has
been deputy county treasurer of Furnas
county. In politics Mr. Keyes is independ-
ent, but has never been a candidate for
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office. Address, Beaver City, Nebraska.
HERBERT L. KIMBALL, '96. Born
in Costalia, Iowa, in 1871. Graduated
from the University of Nebraska, '95, de-
gree of A.B. Is and always has been a
republican. Is associated with and ofiicing
with A. A. Welsh, county attorney, Wayne,
DAVID J. KOEN-
IGSTEIN, '96. Born
May 15, 1867, in Illi-
nois, of German pa-
rents. Attended Northwestern University,
Watertown, Wisconsin, from 1881 to 1884.
Has been a democrat, but is now a popocrat.
Is an experienced business man, and finds
his mercantile knowledge valuable in the
law. Has a ine practice started at Norfolk,
Nebraska, under the name of Koenigstein
THE ALUMNI 99
W. J. LAMME, '96. Born December
1, 1869, at Burlington, Iowa. Attended
I-Iowe's Academy, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, for
three years. Also attended Elliott's Busi-
ness College. Came to Seward, Nebraska,
read law in the oilice of JudgeiO. E. Hol-
Has been a republican and is still
allied with the free
silver wing of that ' I
party. Address, Ulys-
ses, Nebraska. s
JAMES E. LEYDA, 795. Born Decem-
ber 4, 1860, in Ohio. His parents were
Americans. Mr. Leyda had the advantage
of proper training in youth, and on coming
to Nebraska in 1880, engaged in school teach-
ing with marked success. He is married.
Has always been a republican. Address,
Falls City, Nebraska.
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D. W. LIVINGSTONE, '96.
ruary 13, 1873, of Scotch parents. Mr.
Livingstone is a populist, and-in the mem-
orable campaign of 1896 was a candidate for
the state legislature. I-Ie made a strong
iight, but was beaten by a narrow margin.
He is practicing at Talmage, Nebraska.
AI. W. MARTIN, ee- -
'96. Born October 27, I
1869, in Vinton coun-
ty, Ohio, of Scotch- ..
Irish-German parentage. Graduated from .
the High School of Valparaiso, Nebraska,
in 188 ' Attended the University of Ne-
brasa, 23 and '94. Has always been a
strong republican, and while in college was
president of the State Republican League.
Is practicing at Dorchester, Nebraska.
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FRED E. MAURER, 795. Born Decem-
ber 25, 1874, at Red Cloud, Nebraska.
Graduated from high school at Red Cloud
in 1893. Is still single. lVas born a re-
publican but in late years has changed
and is now a member of the 'Populist
party. Address, Red
Cloud, Nebraska. V
A R T H U R C.
MAYER, 796. Born
G - February 1, 1872, at
St. Louis, Missouri,
Spent four years in
school at Stuttgart, Germany. LL. M., Yale
university, 797. Clerk of the district court
of Hall county a number of years, also
deputy county treasurer. Republican in
politics. Address, Grand Island, Nebraska.
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of German parents.
or WVILLIAM C. MENTZER, 795. Boin at
Leesburg, Indiana, October 13, 1867. Pre-
pared at Drake University. Former home
at Pleasantville, Iowa. Is now practicing
at Des Moines, Iowa.
CHARLES L. MERRILL, 796. Born
7 april 25, 1849. Has been for many years-
engaged in the news-
paper business and is
well and favorably
known in the state of
Montana. He is a married man. Is treas-
urer of Custer county, Montana. His
firm of Merrill 85 Farr is doing an excel-
lent business at Miles City.
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THE ALUMNI. 101
MRS. ALICE- A. MINICK, '92, Born
at Geneva, New York, March 4, 1844. Re-
ceived a classical and musical education in
Baxters University of music, Friendship,
New York. First woman registered. in the
College of Law, second woman admitted to
practice in United States Circuit Court, and
q,.,A beforecourtofclaims. D
Admitted to practice .. p
before United States -4
supreme court. Ad-
. dress, Beatrice, N eb.
CHARLES F. NEAL, '95. Born sep- fig,
tember 21, 1866, near Peru, Nebraska. "-Q
Graduated from State Normal in 1892. .
Has always been a consistent republican '.l,r
and though never a candidate for oiiice, is '
recognized as a leader in his county. Mr.
Neal is still unmarried. Practicing under firm name of Neal Sz
Neal, Auburn, Neb.
HORACE W. ORR, 93. Born at W'est Pawlet, Vermont,
March 27, 1865. Educated in Friendis Academy, Granville, N. Y.
Read law in the oflice of Harwood Sc Ames from 1891 to 1893,
Practiced in 1893-4. President of the Bank
of Hemingford in 1894. VVent to,Newton-
ville, Mass., in 1895wliere he is engaged in
the plumbingbusiness. F . . , ,
Q af A I-IERMAN C. Os- l
4' TEIN, 795. B01-H at ' F.
N V Tifdn, Ohio, October A , F
I 1 23,1859 Graduated A P
from the National 2'
Normal University, 1 ,, 1.4
Lebanon, Ohio, in
1885 and 1886 with degree of HS. and A.B.
Attended lleidelburg University. Wlas
married to Miss Olive McClain, June 12,
1894. Superintendent of city schools, Albion, Neb.
,people Is a prominent republican, and is
102 THE DIGEST
REA C. PACKARD, '96. Born at Red
Oak, Iowa, October 25, 1872. Is a Yankee.
Educated at Kearney High School and
Institute. Unmarried. Made a number of
political speeches during the last campaign
for the republican party. Is at present
collecting for the McCormick Machine Com-
pany. Address, Oma-
ha, Nebraska. t
D. E. PEIPERQQ4.
Born in Ohio,July15,
1873. Helped found
Fitzgerald, Georgia, in 1895, and is one of
the leading merchants in that city of 10,000
slated to be Fitzgerald's next postmaster.
Address, Fitzgerald, Georgia.
PAUL PIZEY, '95. Born at, Dakota
7, 1869. Attended the High School at home
until 1887. B.L., University of Nebraska,
1893. Politically, Mr. Pizey is a free silver
democrat, and was a candidate for attorney
of Dakota county on that ticket in 1896.
, Address, Dakota City, Nebraska.
CHARLES W. RAIT, '96. Born at
Eldred, Pa., August
13, 1874, of Scotch-
Irish descent. Like
some others, he is still
working in single harness. He is at present
chief clerk in the office of W. O. Temple,
Deadwood, South Dakota. Politics repub-
lican. Charley saysihe does not own any
gold minds yet, but thinks that being close
to them will be an inspiration to greater
eiforts in the future. 1 ,
THE ALUMNI 103
JAMES E. RAIT, 796. Born at Eldred,
Pennsylvania, December 18, 1876. His par-
ents are Scotch-Irish. Mr. Rait is a con-
servative republican, though he has never
come before the public as a candidate for
any onice. He has not located to practice,
but may' be found by addressing him at
Lincoln, Nebraska. -
MRS. NELLIE M:
Born in VVest Fairlee,
Vermont, of Puritan
stock. Ancestors were among the first set-
tlers of the Green Mountain state. Ad-
mitted to theebar in 1889, and to thesu-
preme court in 1891. Is prominent in club
Work and reform movements. Practicing
alone and has established a successful, grow-
ing' business. Address, 106 Burr block,
WILLIAM F. SCHWIND, '92. Born Oc-
tober.1, 1864, at Canton, Missouri. Took
the degree -of M.S. at Central IVesleyan
University, Warrenton, Missouri. Mar-
ried. Is a democrat. Was Mr. Bryanls
secretary during campaign of 1896 and is one
of the foremost men
in his party. Secre-
tary of the senate dur-
ing the 25th session of
1 . the state legislature.
Address, Lincoln, Nebraska. .
VICTOR SEYMOUR, '92. Born May
28, 1870, Macomb, Ill.' Parents American.
Graduated from York, Neb., high school.
Present official cou1't reporter, third judicial
district of Nebraska. Address, Lincoln,
Nebraska. Politically he is a republican,
socially he is single. '
104 TT" 'WEST
CHARLES M. SBILES, '95. born at
Fort Madison, Iowa, July 7, 1865. B.L.,
University of Nebraska, 792. Was a leader
in oratory and athletics while in the Uni-
versity. Business manager Chamberlainls
Business College summer of 1896, assistant
editor of Evening Post during the campaign
of 1896. Is a free sil-
ver speaker of much I
C. Y. SMITH,,'94.
Born in Quincy, Mass. Attended Quincy
schools, Adams Academy, Quincy, and grad-
uated from Thayer Academy, Braintree,
Massachusetts. University of Nebraska,
LL.M., 1895. Has sailed the Paciiic, tra-
versed the Continent, crossed the Atlantic
twice, and traveled through nine countries
' 5 of Europe. The future, with its constant
Y - 1 challenge of opportunities, lies before him.
p g ensriivus J. srarns, 194. Bom ne-
A cember 31, 1854, in the state of Ohio. Re-
' ,gf r2-"i T ceived his education inthe district schools
and in the Lincoln High School. Is mar-
, E' ried. Politically, Mr. States is a free silver
2 republican and prohi- ,
" ' bitionist. Address, " . ,ig "
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Dakota. 7 1
J. L. STEPHENS, '96. President of .. 't":
the Lincoln Business College. Is a Hawk-
eye by birth and a Dutchman by marriage.
He is in no sense a seMmacZe man, but owes Q
all he is and has to his parents, his Wife,
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and his friends. a I
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U" EDWARD C. STRODE, '93. Born in
Fulton county, Illinois, in 1870. .Came to
Nebraska in 1889, and entered the State
University. Received the degree of Master
of Law in 1895. Began practice of law in
. ., 9, ,
i' ,cdr' Lincoln,andisa1nem-
' ' dl" f f " ber of the iirm of
,f l Strode Sc Strode.
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1 cHAs. F. sTR.o-
La ,,A,, , ,,M,,tA Ajfj' teoj, ' ,Vrr , MAN, 795. Born at
in 1869. In 1893 Mr. Stroman completed a
course in the academic department of the
State University, receiving the degree B.A.
He has always been an ardent republican.
Present address, York, Nebraska.
FRED L. SUMPTER, 95. Born at Faiibuiy, Nebraska, Au-
gust 29, 1870. Completed course at State Normal in 1889. lA.B.,
Cotner University 1894. Postmaster at Bethany under Cleve-
land. Appointed receiver for State Bank of Bethany, April 21,
1896. In campaign of 1896, was candidate
on fusion ticket for House of Representa-
tives. Address Lincoln, Neb., care of
Brown 62 Sumpter. '
CI-IAS. E. TING-
LEY, ,93. Born at
April 22, 1872, of
Graduated from Uni-
versity of Nebraska
in 1890, B. So., and re-
ceived tlie degree of AM. from the same
institution in 1891. Politics, republican,
status, married. A ineinber of the firm of
Tingley LQ: Burkett. Address 1026 O street,
106 THE DIGEST
EDWARD M. TRACY, 96. Born at
Bloomington, Illinois, of American parent-
age, with English and German ancestry.
I Married 1891 to Laura A.VVilkinson. Grad-
, uated from Curtis College, Minneapolis,
Minnesota, in 1891. County surveyor of
Box Butte county in 1889. President of
College of Law. Poli-
tics republican. Prac-
ticing alone. Address
85, Burr Block, Lin-
coln, Nebraska. .
JAMES A WALKER, '93. Born Au-
gust 12, 1861, in Coles county, Illinois.
Married. Graduated from Ozark College,
Greenfield, Missouri, degree HS., in 18895
from University of Kansas in 1892, degree V
LLB. Is a republican, and as such, has '
been alderrnan and is now niayor of his city-
Address, Lerna, Coles county, Illinois.
FRANK E. YVIGGINS, 796. Born at
College Springs, Page county, Iowa, 'J anu-
ary 12, 1873, of Irish and American pa-
. 8. rentage. Is at present a junior in the Uni-A
versity of Nebraska, from which he ex-
pects to graduate in ,
1898. Politics repub- I ,.,,, ,
. licanf Address, 1228 I if i'i
I -f ---' Q St,, Lincoln, Neb. ' - - f' A
505- A- WILD, '95 fl .
Born March 16, 1863, in Gage county, Ne-
braska. Is married. Now editing the IWZ- 'fli ,,,,,,,,
ber Republican, one of the best papers in
Nebraska. Mr. 'Wild is Widely and favor-
ably known throughout the state. He is
practicing at VVilber, Nebraska.
g THE ALUMNI . 107
RICHARD C. WILLIAMS, '93.t Born
July 13, 1869, at Mount Vernon, New York.
I Took A.B. degree in University of Ne-
braska in 1891, having previously spent
three years at Knox academy, Galesburg,
Illinois. Mr. Willialns has always been a
stalwart republican. Address 1228 K St.,
Lincoln, Neb. Cflic-
ing with C. C. Flans-
burg. . , THOMAS F. A. 1 ,..,,,fr', ,
WILLIAMS, 794. Born August 16, 1871, V
at Tiflin, Iowa. B.L., University of N e- ,..
braslza, 1892. Attended College of Law of 1
Northwestern University one year. Is a ,,r
leader among the young republicans of the ff
capital city. Address WOlf6DbG1'g6I 85 WVil-
liams, Burr Block, Lincoln, Neb.
VV. L. VVILLIAMS, '96. Born at New
Berlin, Illinois, September 12, 1871. Is
not married but is' liable to be any time.
Attended the Beatrice High School before
entering the College of Law. Is an earnest
advocate of Bryan and free silver. Prac-
ticing with the lirm of Pemberton Sc Davis
CXVSLEY IVIL- V ' 6 ,
I- .. . I -..
i I SON, '94. Born in A
. :Illinois in 1861, of Q isa..
' southern parentage. ' A
Moved to Denver in 1872, where he at- 4
tended school. R.Ol11OVGLl to Burwell, Ne- A '
braska in 1882, and to Lincoln in 1892,
where he has since resided and is now prac-
ticing law. Politically a populistg he is a
pioneer silverite and was 'ifusionn senate-
riul candidate in Lancaster county in 1896.
108 THE DIGEST
VICTOR E. WILSON, '96. Born in Gales-
burg, Ill., February 2, 1873. M. Accounts,
Bryant Normal University, '91. Attended
Doane College. Has' been city treasurer
and city clerk of Stromsburg, Neb. Has
also been cashier and managing director of
Farmers' and Merchants' Bank of Stroms-
burg. Is now a state ' '
bank examiner. Ad-
dress, Omaha Na-
tional Bank Building,
WVILMER W. VVILSON, 786. Born near
Nebraska City, August 10, 1871. Is single.
B. D. Highland, Park Normal College, '91.
Specialized in History, Philosophy, Econo-
mics, and Literature, in State University of
Nebraska, 792 and 793. Fusion candidate for
county attorney of .
Otoe county in campaign of '96. Address,
Nebraska City, Neb., Hayden do lfVilson.
THOMAS E. lVING,396. Born at Daven-
port, Ia., November 18, 1872. A. B., Uni-
versity of Nebraska, '93. Now in the Law
School of the University of New York.
Wren the Nebraska Oratorical contest in
1893. He expects' to
practice in New York
City. Address, 59 Wall
street, New York.
ANDREVV G. VVOLFENBARGER., 795.
Born in Virginia, 1856, received academic
education in Iowa, taught school five years,
seven years in journalism, admitted to prac-
tice in district and supreme courts of Ne-
braska, 189Og federal court, 1893, now pres-
ident Nebraska Irrigation Association. Ad-
dress law firm Vlfolfenbarger :Spa Williains,
Burr Block, Lincoln, Neb. V '
THE ALUMNI 109
FRANK H, WOODS, I92. Native of
1 Illinois. BL., University of Nebraska,
I 1890. Attended Iavv department of Colum-
bia University, New York City, in 1890-91.
5 t'tqf, Married to Miss Nellie Cochrane in the fall
of 1894. Has never been a candidate for
office though a consistent republican. Ad-
I dress Burr Block, Lincoln, Neb.
FRED WOODWVARD, l94L. Born at
Carbondale, Illinois, September 12, 1874-.
Graduated from Lincoln High School in
1892. Attended the Southern Illinois Nor-
mal University, also Southern Illinois Col-
lege. Holds the degree of A.B., LL.B.,
and LL.M. NVas candidate for county at-
torney in spring of 1896 as a republican.
Address Burr Block, Lincoln, Neb.
JOHN WV. COCI-IRAN, 795. Born December 27, 187 3, at Free
landsville,Indiana, of Scotch-Irish parentage. Came to Nebraska,
and in 1891 completed the high school course in Lincoln. His
politics H past, present, and future, are republicanf' Mr. Cochran
is practicing in Lincoln under the firm name of Stevens :St Coch-
WALTER I. FRIEL, '96. Born at Lafayette, Indiana, Septem-
ber 23, 1872. He attended Drake University at Des Moines,
Iowa, for some time. Previous to entering the law school he
completed the course at the Lincoln High School. Address, 1617
Vine street, Lincoln, Nebraska. -
PHILIP F. GREENE, '95. Born July 9, 1870, at Green-
castle, Indiana. Graduated from Wrabash College, Indiana. Is
associated with the iirin of Billingsley 8 Greene. Politics repub-
lican. Address Lincoln. Neb., care Billingsley Block.
110 THE DIGEST
JAMES C. MANLEY, '9O. Born March 22, 1872, at Larue,
Ohio. Mr. Manley is still single. His political beliefs are and
have always been in complete harmony with the principles of the
republican party. Address 1025 O street, Lincoln, Neb.
RICHARD NEAL, '96-3. Born at Peru, Nebraska, December
24,1873 Completed the course at the State Normal in 1894,
then entered the Law Department of the State University. WVas
married in 1896. Mr. Neal is a strong republican. He is prac-
ticing at Auburn, Neb., under firm name of Neal X: Quackenbush.
HENRY A. REESE. Born February 19, 1869, in Osceola, Ia.
Moved to Nebraska early in life. B. L., University of Ne-
braska, '91, LL. B., University of Michigan, 793, LL. M., Uni-
versity of Nebraska, 'S-Jet. A leader in the republican party and
active in campaign work. Practicing under the firm name of
Gilkeson :St Reese. Address, Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln, Neb.
CHARLES VV. STARLING, 792. Born in VVisconsin, Febru-
.ary 5, 1861. Graduated from the Manston, Wvis., High school in
1878. Went to South Dakota in 1881, Where he assisted in the
founding of the Daily lwws at Aberdeen. Did editorial work
until 1889. Now practicing law. Address, Dallas, Tex., care of
Starling, Irish, and Sabin.
Directorg of Cilumni
Gilbert M. Edmondson, '95.
William B. McArthur '95.
John P. Walsh, '95,
Charles T. Brown, '92.
William J. Brown, '94.
Theron W. Crissey, '93,
Steven P. O'Hern, '93.
Frank B. Kinyon, '95.
Arthur C. Mayer, '96.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
John J. Pershing, '93.
David E. Peiper, '94.
Lafayette L. Funk, '96.
Harvey B. Hicks, '94,
James H. Hooper, '9Ll.
Galeshurg, 1176 Tacoma Bldg.
NVillian'1 H. Holden. '9S.
Edwin M. Holden,
James A. Walker, '9I3.
William C. Mentzer, '95.
Charles C. Flater, '95,
Benjamin F. Dillon, '94.
Grant F. Ahlhurg, '94.
Horace W. Orr, '93.
John xA. Sullivan, '93.
f , MINNESOTA
James M. Rodgers, '96.
Thomas A Davidson, '93
Eugene C. Jones, '96,
Andrew A. Hatch, '95.
Arthur W. Barrett, '95.
George W. Fa' ' '96.
Charles L. Meri. ' "
112 THE Diensr
Herman C. Ostein, '95,
Thomas H. Barkley, '95,
Alfred L. Cook, '95,
Joseph C. Cook, '95,
Wallace B. Clark, '95,
Edmund B. Quackenbush, '
Charles F, Neal, '95,
Benjamin F. Neal, '93,
Richard Neal, '96,
Clarence E. Tefft, '96,
William W. Sinclair, '96,
Alice A, Minick, '92,
W. Leon Williams, '96,
Albert M. Keyes, '93,
Lindsey A. Edwards, '95,
'Ambrose C. Epperson, '92,
Paul Pizey, '95,
Alexander Thompson, '92,
William M. Cain, '94,
Ai W. Martin, '96, '
Falls City. V
Thomas L. Hall, '96,
James E. Leyda, '95,
, Byron D. Poland, '96
Arthur J. Weave1', '96,
C. L. E. Blauser, '96,
Robert A. Clapp, '93,
George M. Castor, '96,
Emil Tollefsen, '92,
Phil. B. Green, '96,
Charles W. Corey, '92,
Edwin E. Squires, '93,
Julian A. Abbott, '96,
Frank E. Bishop, '93,
Elmer W. Brown, '95,
Elmer J . Burkett, '93,
Edwin Camack, '94,
John W. Cochran, '95,
William A. Deary, '96,
J ohh H. Farwell, '96,
Charles S, Ferris, '93,
Beman C. Fox, '92.
Williarii C. Frampton, '93
Waltei' M. Friel, '96,
Philip F. Green, '95,
David A. Haggard, '93,
Ira H. Hatfield, '94,
William A. Hawes, '93,
Ralph E. Johnson, '95,
James C. Manley, '96,
Carleton C. Marley, '95,
James E, Rait, '96,
VVilliam H. Raymond, '95,
Henry A, Reese, '95.
Nellie M, Richardson, '94,
Victor Seymour, '92,
William F. Schwind, '92,
Clarence Y. Smith, '94,
John L. Stephens, '96,
Edmund C. Strode, 93.
Fred. L. Sumpter, '95,
Charles E. Tingley, '93,
Edward M. Tracy, '96,
Otis G. Whipple, '95,
Frank E, Wiggins, '96,
Thomas F. A. Williams, '94
Richard O. Williams, '93,
Owsley Wilson, '94,
Andrew G, Wolfenbarger, '95
A DIRECTORY or ALUMNI
Frank H. Woods, '92,
Fred Woodward, '94.
Long Pine. .
Estella M. Davisson, '96
Charles P. Anderbery '96.
Lemuel C. Day, '96.
John W. DiXon.' 96.
Wilmer W. Wilson, '96.
Chas. H. Kelsey, '95.
Daniel J. Koenigstein, 96.
North Platte. 1
Walter V. Hoagland, '96.
George C. McAllister, '94.
Andrew Cf Larson, '92,
Edward M. Martin, '95.
Arthur F. Montinorency, '96
Rea C. Packard, '96
Victor Wilson, '96.
James W. Baker, '95.
Thomas A. Dille, '95.
Pike W. Chapman, '93.
Frank,A. Barton, '95,
Fred. Maurer, '95
Charles E. Woods, '93.
Charles' H. Miner, '93,
Williani C. Lambert, '94,
B. D. Hayward, '94.
Charles H. Paul, '95
Daniel W. Livingston, 96.
Howard M. Mason, '95.
B. E. Hendricks, '96.
XV. J. Lannne, '9G.
Charles M. Skiles, '95.
John H. Barry, '93.
John L. Sundean, 95.
George W. J ohnson, '94.
Herbert L. Kimball, '96.
Charles L. Talrnadge, 595.
Joseph A. Wild, '96
, Charles F. Stroinan, '95.
New .York City, 59 Wall St.
Thomas E. Wing, '96. ,
Willis G. Durrell, '92.
George H. Pearl, '95.
' soUTH DAKOTA
Charles N. Madeen, '95.,
Deadwood. I K
Charles W. Rait, '96.
' John M. Carlson, '96.
Gustavus J. States, '9-1.
Charles W. Starling, '92.
Gilbert H. I1'ish,' 94.
William F. Wolf, '94.
Charles W. Meyers, '93,
Levi C. Sloan, '94.
, Harry E. Wallace, '93.
Leslie E. Nicholson, '95.
William H. Young, '95.
Died Aug., 1895.
Alumni Association . .. . . .. 88
Alumni Directory . . . . . . .111
Alumni Personnel ..... 90
As We Are .......... . . . 43
As 'We Were .... .... . . . .. 40
A Word to the Wise ....... 63
Class of Ninety-seven .... . . . . '7
Faculty... .... ......... . .. 19
Former Members ...... ...... . . . . . 18
Future Addresses of '97 ......... . . . 85
History of the College of Law .... .. . 80
Juniors ..,..................... .. . 86
Legal Ethics .......... .. .... '71
Maxwell Olub ...... ......... . . . 57
One Thing and Another ..... .. . 50
Phi Delta Phi Fraternity ....... . . . 60
Political Snap Shots .... ............ . . . 47
Preparation for the Study of Law .... . . . 66
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