University of Nebraska College of Law - Yearbook (Lincoln, NE)
- Class of 1904
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THE COLLEGE OF LAW
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
SCHOOL YEAR 1905-1906
CLAUDE A. DAVIS, - - - - Edz'z'or-in-Clziq'
CHARLES M. ROLFSON ---- - Business .Mamzger
Senior jzmiof' P3'eshma1z
JAMES A. CLARK
O. M. NIEYER
CHARLES A. SAXVYER
JOHN H. BOWLBY
ALVAH C. HOUGH
HORACE A. ROBBINS
GEORGE H. HEINICE
ROSCOE C. OZMAN,hf1L7Li07' ED. B. ADAMS, E'E5fZ77Zd7Z
ARTISTS AND LITTERATEURS
VVI-IO ASSISTED THE REGULAR BOARD OF EDITORS
I. MISS HELEN MARIE Cox
2. MR. ALBERT A. SEVERIN I
3. MR. GEORGE RUDERSDORF
4. DR. B. S. ALLISON
5. MISS ETHEL L. HOXNVIE
6. MISS EMILY TRIGG
7. MR. GENE SAGE
8. MISS MAUD CAUGER
9. MR. PHILIP I. HARRISON
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DR. ROSCOE POUND. Dean of the College of Law. Born in Lincoln, Ne-
braska, October 327, 1370. Received the degrees of AB., .-XM., and Ph.D.
from the University of Nebraska in SS, 'S9 and '97 respectively. XVas
chosen to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi honors. Attended lrlarvard Law
School 'S9 and '90, Admitted to bar of Nebraska, 1590. Served on the
Board of Examiners for admission to the bar. A director of the Botanical
Survey of Nebraska since 1502. Served as commissioner on the supreme
bench of the state, 1901-1903. Became Dean of the College of Law in 19023.
Dr. Pound is an Associe Libre de l'Academie International de Geographic
Botanique: Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science, Member of the American Microscopical Society. ls secretary of
the State Bar Association: a member of the local council of the American
Bar Associationg a commissioner on Uniformity of State Legislationg was
delegate to the Universal Congress of Lawyers and jurists, St. Louis, 1904,
delegate to the Congress on Uniform Divorce Laws, XVashington, 1906, Has
for many years been a prolilic contributor to magazines and reviews of arti-
cles on botany and legal subjects. His vigorous and able direction of the
College of Law during the past three years has been in keeping with his
1. PRoF1zssoR XVILLIAM GRANGER 1-I,xs'r1Ncs. Born at 'vVoodstock, Illi-
nois, in 1S53. Received an A.B. at the Chicago University in 1886. XVas
admitted to the bar in Nebraska in 1878. Held the ofiice of district judge in
the seventh district of Nebraska for eight years, 1892-1900. Served as a
commissioner of the supreme court, 1901-1904. ls the author of an extensive
work upon the Police Power,-an essay for which, in 1900, Mr. Hastings
was awarded a prize of 32,000 from the Henry M. Philipps Prize Essay
Fund, by a commission of judges appointed by the American Philosophical
Society. Has been professor in the Law School for two years, his principal
subjects being constitutional law, equity, mortgages, and domestic relations.
2. PRoFEssoR GEORGE D. AYERS. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, August
26, 1857. In earliest youth Mr. Ayers made up his mind to be a lawyer, and,
although no member of his family belonged to that profession, the determi-
nation grew with him and moulded his maturing plans. Was educated at
the Malden CMassachusettsj schools. Entered Harvard University and
graduated with the class of 1879. Received the degree of LLB. cum, laude
at Harvard Law School with the class of 1882, a class which included many
names which have since become prominent. Wliile in college was a member
of the Ames Club wand of the Gray Club, and clerk of the latter for two
years. After graduation Mr. Ayers spent six months in the office of ex-
Governor Gaston in Boston, and then entered into the active practice of law
in that city. Came to Lincoln in 1905 and took up his duties as Professor
of Law in the University. Principal subjects are pleading, bills and notes,
partnership, corporations, and sales.
3. PROFESSOR HENRY H. WILSON, Has been a member of the law faculty
for a longer time than any other of the professors. Entered the University
of Nebraska as student in 1873, and has received therefrom the degrees of
B.Ph., A.lVI., and LL.lVl. Vtfas one of the first in the institution to receive
the honor of Phi Beta Kappa. Has been in active practice in Lincoln since
1881, and is at present a member of the firm of Wilsoii Sz Brown. Has been
connected with the College of Law as instructor since 1891. His class work
is of an extremely practical nature, and he has not failed to impress on every
student a serious regard for the dignity and profundity of our legal system.
Principal subjects are torts, damages, insurance, and evidence. In addition
to his work as instructor he has the conduct of a law business which is one
of the most extensive in Lincoln.
4. PROFESSOR GEORGE P. COSTIGAN, IR. Born in Chicago, Illinois, July
19, 1870. Attended Harvard University and received the degree of A,B.
magna cum laude in 1892, with honorable mention in several subjects and
final honors in political science. In 1894 graduated from the Harvard Law
School, receiving the LL.B. cum laude, and at the same time the A.M. degree
in the University. W'as member of the Thayer Club and took part in the
Hrst Harvard-Yale debate, 1892. Began practice Of law in Salt Lake City,
with the firm of Zane Sz Zane, and later was member of the firm of Moyle,
Zane Sz Costigan. This firm had a very large practice, but in 1899, in disgust
of the social, political, and religious conditions in Utah, Mr. Costigan went
to New York City. Malaria prevented his remaining in the metropolis, and
in 1900 he removed to Denver, where with his brother he established a large
practice, at the same time acting as professor of law in the Denver Law
School. Was a gold-standard stuinp-speaker in 1896. Came to University
of Nebraska in 1905 and has been demonstrating here what work really means.
Is member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association,
and the American Economic Association. Has been a constant contributor
to prominent legal reviews. Principal subjects are contracts, agency, mining,
irrigation, and property.
5. ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR JOHN J. LEDWVITH. Born at Lincoln, Nebraska,
March 20, 1877. Graduated from the Lincoln high school, and in 1900 from
the University, receiving the degree of B.Sc. In 1901 was awarded-a scholar-
ship in political economy under Professor Taylor. Entered the College of
Law and received the degree of LL.B. in 1903. Member of the Phi Kappa
Psi, Phi Delta Phi fraternities, and the Innocents society. Mr. Ledwith
officiates as assistant in the class in conveyancing, of which class he is to
have complete charge next year. Assists as a reader and otherwise in a
number of subjects in the department. Is now .a member of the firm of
Berge, Morning 81 Ledwith, one of the busiest and most successful law firms
in Lincoln. '
BOARD OF EDITORS AND
1. CLAUDE A. DAVIS. Delta Upsilon, Phi Delta Phi, Theta Kappa Nu.
Born at Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 1582. Home address, Lead, South Dakota.
Has taken a prominent part in work of the Dramatic Club of the University.
Is manager and has a part in the senior play, 15106. Editor-in-chief of YEAR
BOOK. In competitive bibliography exam 1905, tied for Iirst place and re-
ceived one of the prizes awarded. His work in the practice courts shows
ability in power of analysis, clear and cogent methods of arranging facts
and putting into few words the most involved and intricate legal problems.
VVill practice in the XVest, where his success is assured.
2. GSCAR lkl.-XXXVELL BTEYER. Twenty-five years ago this thorough Lin-
colnite alighted upon this earth. lndustry and ability were born in him.
After graduating from the Lincoln high school, problems of the business
world engaged his attention for a few years. Later he found time for the
study of the law on the side. Everlasting fame and renown among his class-
mates and the undying esteem and regard of the faculty were his after draw-
ing the highest grade in code pleading. His attendance at fraternity parties
as the representative of Beta Theta Pi shows his popularity. Phi Delta Phi
also is proud of his name upon her rolls. Student member of the athletic
board is another of his many honors.
3. JAMES A. CLARK. Phi Delta Phi, Theta Kappa Nu. Craig, Nebraska.
B.Sc., Fremont Normal. A resident and citizen of Craig, where he was
principal of the Craig high school for three years before taking up the study
of law at the University of Nebraska. He has officiated as class secretary,
judge of the court, and class president. His earnest, frank, and pleasing
manner and his recognized intellectual ability, along with his many other
sterling qualities, have won for him the highest respect of all. As a student
and a man he has made a record of which he may well be proud. He will
begin the practice of law at once, and success will reward his honest effort.
4. CHARLES M. ROLESON. Theta Kappa Nu. Acknowledges 'Wisner,
Nebraska, as his birthplace and home town. XVas born many years ago and
has been preparing himself ever since for the arduous duties of manager of
the LAW XYEAR Boots. Is one of the magnates at the Co-Op. and high mogul
in the real property intermittent question department. Never spends over
forty-five minutes on a lesson, and always stands near the top of the class.
VVatch him, please, he 's a genius, and will practice law when he leaves school.
5. ROSCOE C. OZMAN. Wliile a student of the Beatrice high school, of
which he is a graduate, Ozman was a member of the debating squad and
never lost a battle. Battles in the forum or on the gory fields were alike to
him, for, prompted by a high sense of duty, he enlisted while yet a student
in the Fighting First, and Went with it to the Philippines. There he re-
mained for six years. A more steady, honest old soul it would be hard to
find. He wins the good-will and respect of all with whom he comes in con-
tact. Has done excellent service as assistant manager of this book. A prom-
inent member of the Union society and of the Y. M. C. A. Expects to
6. CHARLES A. SAWYER. Alpha Theta Chi. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska,
July 14, 1885, and has always lived in Lincoln. Graduate of the Lincoln
high school. Will receive his bacl'1elor's degree next month. Is one of the
leading members of the cast of the senior play. As manager of "The Rus-
sian Honeymoonn he conducted the troupe on several successful trips to
nearby towns. Spends much of his time in his father's law office, and is
known as one of the busiest men in the University. Will practice law.
7. HARRY KEYSER. Phi Delta Phi. Dramatic Club. Was born at
Bower, Nebraska, November 11, 1881. Attended the Lincoln Normal, Lin-
coln Academy, and the School of Agriculture before he fully decided to
embark upon the study of law. Received his A.B. degree from the Uni-
versity in 1905. Harry has been interested in dramaticsg was leading -man
in the senior play last year, and takes a part in the management or produc-
tion of many of the University theatricals. Is a prominent member of the
English theme-reading department, and at present is the genial clerk of the
district court. Will practice law.
8. JOHN HUDSON BOWLBY. A strictly Nebraska product, born at Crete,
April 2, 1882. Graduated from Crete high school in 1899 and entered Doane
College, from which he received an A.B. degree in 1903. Last year he came
to the University and took work in both the academic and law departments.
Is at present writing a thesis on "The Relation of Bank Items to the State
of Trade," with which he hopes to lift an A.M. degree this spring. 'Bowlby
has a mild temper and is always willing to oblige the ladies. He is now
experimenting with several 'fGet-Fat-Quick" foods. A member of Sigma
Alpha Epsilon. Expects to become one of the shining lights in the legal
profession after leaving school.
9. ALVAH CAREY HOUGH. Made his appearance in the Hoosier state, at
the little town of Salem, September 16, 1881. At an early age he brought
his family to Kansas, where he took his high school work at Ottawa. He
decided to do his academic work in the U. of N. and came to Lincoln three
years ago. VVill get his A.B. degree this year and will take a B.LL. from
the Law School in 1908. Mr. Hough was active in debating while at Ottawa
and was on the local squad last year. Has been chosen a principal member
of the debating team this spring to uphold the honor of the scarlet and
cream at Madison, XfVisconsin. He is theme reader in the Rhetoric depart-
ment in addition to his other duties. He will practice law somewhere west
of 'the Mississippi river. As to his matrimonial prospects he resolutely re-
fuses to commit himself.
10. HORACE A. ROBBINS. Alias 'lord Cokefi alias "Bub." Had his be-
ginning on the first day of February, 1883. He strenuously insists that this
was the most important event of his life and that he was the most important
personage at the event Csee Harold WJ. Contends that his life will mark
an epoch in political reformation. His ambitions politically are only ex-
ceeded by his ability to ask questions. Is a good student, however, and pos-
sesses energy enough to Hmake good" in the profession he has chosen. For
further particulars see Horace himself.
11. GEORGE H. HEINICE. This sober looking fellow was born somewhere
in Nebraska on July 22, 1883. Graduated from the Talmage high school in
1902. Is a senior in the academic department as well as a lawyer. Vtfas mem-
ber of the S01lZZJ7'C7'0 staff last year, and has proved himself an able assistant
editor of the YEAR BOOK. Keeps himself so close to his work that he is
called a hermit. After finishing the law course he will devote his time to
seeing that the railroads and Standard Oil Co. do not overstep the bounds
of law and justice.
12. EDNVARD BROVVNE ADAMS. Phi Gamma Delta. Comes from Tekamah
and hopes to absorb enough law to enable him to help himself when in diffi-
culties. Has been a Hrst lieutenant in Company C and is chairman of the
Senior Prom. Is taking the combined law and academic course with eco-
nomics as a side line. Noted for his faultless dress and appearance. More
than likely he 'will enter the business world when he finishes school. Will
be a success at anything. Gained eminence this year as assistant manager
of this book.
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13. CLARENCE H. IflENDI:IcIqsoN. An Iowa man, born September 24,
1880, in the village of Strand. Hendrickson is a member of no organization
except the Debating Clubg he claims no degree, out is making strenuous
effort to secure one with the class of '0li. Contentious in practice, he will
Inake the other fellow feel like a cyclone has struck him, and he will light
every inch of the way. That he is a clear thinker and good student is shown
by his ability to make up over half a years work. His one fault is a liery
temper which even his herculean determination is not always able to control.
14. HLiBERT FRANKLIN FAVINGER. Began to grow at Appleton, lViscon-
sin, in 1870. I-Iis quiet and inoffensive disposition have commanded respect
from all who know him. Is a hard worker, and always manages to get
through his examinations without any extralateral assistance. I-le never
cuts class and is always there before roll call, being a firm believer in the
maxim, Qui fl1'Ii0I' cs! fvllzpow. foliar est jnrr. The remainder of his life
will be spent in the practice of law, and we feel assured that his thorough
disposition is the Inost excellent voucher for crowning success.
15. GEORGE D. LANTZ. Phi Delta Theta, Phi Delta Phi, Theta Kappa
Nu. This bunch of concentrated energy lirst began to take exercise at
Kearney, Nebraska, in 1884 and adopted for a motto-"Anything anyone else
can do I can do, only I will do it better." He has conscientiously lived up
to this and in his physical development and mental attainments we all re-
joice. A brick-layer by trade, a lawyer by profession, and a grafter by
nature, he ought not to die in the poorhouse. During his college course
he has drawn a number of prizes and many first marks in his class. I-le will
return next year to Iinish his academic course. Wie wish him all kinds of
successg may his shadow never grow shorter!
16. VINCENT A. DAY. Phi Delta Phi. Theta Kappa Nu. Born at
Iohnstown, Pennsylvania, and still claims that town as his residence. I-Ias
been all over the continent and has left a trail of sunny smiles long to be
remembered by all who saw him pass. Taught school in times past, but
deserted the school room, and the broken-hearted assistant-principal in Penn-
sylvania threw his knapsack over his shoulder and turned his face toward
the setting sun. Arriving at the College of Law he entered with zest and
zeal into his work. Is a thorough, painstaking. clear-headed student and
one who has reason to be proud of his success. Ranks as fourth man in the
senior class. Is fond of working at the State I-Iouse. Failing-a disposi-
tion 'to loaf about the courts of the city.
17. DEWITT CLINTON CHASE. Born and raised in Papillion, Nebraska.
He first strolled upon the Uni campus in 1900, and has since arisen to great
heights. Is a consistent worker, especially on the profs. Mr. Chase refuses
to take life seriously, and his courteous manner and frank, open statements
have placed him on friendly terms with all who know him. He was elected
vice-president of his class in the freshman year. Since coming to the Uni-
versity he has been a confirmed disciple of O'Gara in politics and poetry.
In scholarship he is ranked among the foremost of the class, and will make
a success in the practice of his chosen profession.
18. GEORGE A. BUFFINGTON. B.Sc. Born at Waterloo, Iowa, july 1,
1879. His present home is Hartington, Nebraska. Is a graduate of Upper
Iowa University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He
comes from there with an established reputation for oratory and debating,
having carried off the Sarah Houghton Fawcett prize in oratory and having
been a member of one of the strongest debating teams of his university. He
is bright and industrious and considered a strong student. His dissenting
opinions in class are never for the sake of killing time, but are invariably
well taken. His intention after school, he says, is the practice of law, and
we look to him as a promising young lawyer.
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25. :NOAH VILxXS KURTZ. Born at Cortland, Nebraska, and still claims
that place as his domicile. Graduated from the Cortland high school. XVas
successful in debating. Kurtz is a hardy football player and a baseball player
of no mean ability. Is known as the Lajoie of the Law School. Is always
on hand at his classes and stumps the prof now and then with a stemwinder
in real property. Has been a mourner all year because of the resignation of
Robbins from the faculty. One of the Seven Sleepers. XNill probably
26. EDwiN JEROME F.wr.KNER. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Member of Dra-
matic Club. Born 1884 at York, Nebraska. Shortly after moved to Lincoln,
where he has since resided. His preliminary schooling has been altogether
in Lincoln, in Lincoln high school, Lincoln academy, business college and
University. In the Law College one of his favorite studies seems to have
been international law, which he was able to study in the academic library.
He says his intention after school is to make one million dollars. He is a
bright young man of ability and energy and we believe him capable of what
he undertakes. He will practice in Lincoln.
27. THOMAS R. NELSON. Born February 25, 1884, in Sioux City, Iowa.
At the early age of twelve years he displayed rare judgment for one so
young, and sought the more salubrious climate and higher advantages of the
great state of Nebraska. He became a graduate of the Nebraska Normal at
Wlayne, both in the academic and commercial courses. Later he was principal
of the public schools at Concord: attended the University of South Dakota,
and in 190.3 came to the University of Nebraska. Has been a member of the
football team, of the students' Debating Club, and the Y. M. C. A., and a
faithful and diligent follower of Blackstone. Wfill practice in South Dakota.
28. AVERY JENNINGS. Beta Theta Pi. Acacia. Commonly known by
his classmates as the "Deacon" or "Alderman.'i His past is as much of a
mystery as his future may be. This much is known, however, that he was in
Council Bluffs for a few days well back in the eighties. He is a ine linguist
and one of the wittiest men in the Law School. Quite often he is taken for
a traveling man, or even a senator, on account of his personality. Favorite
pass-time, "clog dancingf' especially strong on "barber shop minors" and
"pool-hall majors? VVhen not busy can be found about the Capital library.
29. HERMAN N. MATTLEX'. Born in Schuyler county, Missouri, August
21, 1878. The greater part of his life has been spent in Valley county, Ne-
braska. He graduated from the Ord high school and spent two years in the
College of Literature at the University before taking up the study of law.
He 'is a member of the University Y. M. C. A. and was president of his class
during the Hrst semester of his senior year. Mr. Mattley expects to remain
in Lincoln and has already hung up his shingle in the Burr block, being the
Junior member of the firm of Mockett 81 Mattley. He is thoroughly in ear-
nest, and intensely practical. Has an "T-could-show-you" expression, unbe-
coming one born in Missouri. His habit of CO1Ulllg a little late we think he
will overcome when he leaves school. There will be no one to say, "I will
mark you present, Mr, Mattleyf'
30. FRANK A. BARTA. One of nature's own noblemen, from a physical
standpoint at least. He was born at Pishelville, Nebraska, December 3,
1877. Lives at Knoxville, Nebraska. Before coming to the University he
attended Highland Park College at Des Moines, Iowa, and Nebraska Normal
at 'Wayne, Nebraska, receiving the degree of B.Sc. from the latter institu-
tion He wears an "NH in both football and baseball, and is recognized by
Nebraska rooters as one of the Uni's greatest exponents of these two branches
of athletics. He served one term as student member of the athletic board.
Although a powerful athlete, Mr. Barta has always regarded his law studies
as of primary importance, and Dean Pound points with pride to his record
in defense of amateur athletics at Nebraska. An active member of Y. M.
C. A. Has not yet decided whether he will practice or not.
31. ALBERT N. MATHERS. Palladian. Is a native of Nebraska and says
the I. Sterling Morton monument is located in the city where he was born.
Douglas, Nebraska, is his home at present. In this little town he has large
interests, both business and otherwise, his inspiration comes from there.
Since joining the class of '06 he has distinguished himself in many ways.
As a student he is one of the best in the class. As a lawyer he has been "up
against" the noted law firm of Beavers, Pound 81 Co. and he won his case.
He won in a legal argument with judge Day by remarking, "I keep my hair
combed and my pants pressed anyway." Has exceptional business ability
and expects to practice law.
32. EDWARD A. WUNDER. Born at Shelby, Iowa, October 23, lSS1. where
he passed his life till he graduated from the high school. An irresistible
yearning to be a lawyer drew him to the Highland Park Law College at Des
Moines. There he studied for one year, but concluded that the Nebraska
College of Law held out much more inducement for study for the legal pro-
fession. He joined us in the junior year. Every class has its wonder, but
the Laws of 1906 can boast of the most original wonder in all the Uni. He
is quiet, unobtrusive, and studious. He never gets rattled when called on to
recite. Expects to practice in his home town, where he maintains there is a
rich harvest of shekels for a good, honest lawyer.
CARL E. PETERSON. Born in the Prairie state. He graduated from
the Bertrand CNebraskaj high school, after which 'he returned to his native
state to pursue his studies in Augustana College at Rock Island. On coming
again to Nebraska he was arrested by the idea that his calling was that of a
lawyer. Immediately he was taken into custody and will only be liberated
from his sentence with the class of 1906. During his term he has become a
member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Has always been a "trusty,"
and after gaining his freedom and recovering from the shock of final exams
Pete will settle down to practice at Bertrand, his home town.
34. LEONARD A. FLANSBURG. Alpha Theta Chi. Phi Delta Phi. Born at
Alma, Nebraska. His parents, noticing the passion he had for knowledge,
brought him in early life to Lincoln. In strict pursuance of well-laid plans,
he obtained his A.B. with the class of 1904, and plunged at once into the
depths of the study of law. Leonard is a bright, energetic boy, with sunny
disposition and inoffensive nature, those invaluable gifts which make friends
with all with whom he comes in contact, and which have won for him 'the
high esteem he holds among his fellow students. His ambition and aim is to
become a lawyer like papa, and at the bar his success is assured.
35. JOHN L. SAWVER. This silver-tongued orator hails from Torrington,
'vVyoming. There he attended certain sod schoolhouses and, like Lincoln,
under diliieulties, managed to acquire an education. X'Vas hartlened for the
contests and trials of life by his early experiences on a ranch. I-lis honors at
the University are those quiet rewards which come from within from work
well done. cases well tried, and examinations fairly passed. W'hen he gets his
label next month he will throw a half-hitch over some good partner, brand
his name on a shingle, and lasso all the clients in some wild, XVestern town.
Is wielder of the sledge in the Knockers society, and one of the Seven
36. PETER FR.xNCIs O'G.xR.x. ls purely of Nebraska origin, although
since our last publication we have learned that one of his remote ancestors
hailed from the Emerald Isle. XVordsworth says, "In trailing clouds of glory
do we come," but Mr. O'Gara's lirst existence was an earthly one, being a
sod shanty on the prairies of Nebraska. Born September 23, 1879, near the
present town of Laurel, which he still claims as his domicile. Farmer, school-
teacher, and bookkeeper are his landmarks. During the three years at the
University he has made many friends among students and faculty. Among
the latter there is no doubt but that Professor Robbins stands lirst. He is a
member of the Palladian literary society. Politics is his long suit. Has the
habit of applying Bryan democracy to every legal proposition, even to the
rule in Shelly's case. I-Ie says that Parker has been cut out and that Bryan
has the freehold and reversion. He expects to practice law and go to con-
gress. Ilfe will watch his smoke.
37. CHARLES CHESTER BEAVERS. Sigma Chi. Mr. Beavers has not seen
a checkered career. Iowa since 1883 has claimed him as her own. He pushed
westward, however, before the Statute began to run, and is now domiciled in
South Omaha. Beavers is a steady man. Except as prevented by illness he
has always been numbered among those Where." He makes a specialty of
pleading. His declarations are not multifarious, his replies never subject to
demurrerg though he has been known to let a case go by default. XVe predict
success to Beavers in any chosen line, and, if allowed to suggest, would say
that while he stays out of the jewelry business, horology wants its master.
IfVith his genial smile and a diamond in his ascot, he might sell sparkling
circlets to the very queens of fashion.
38. XNILLIAM J. BALLARD. The patriarch of the class of '06, was born at
Elgin, Illinois, in 1869. Attended the Iowa Agricultural School at Ames,
from which he holds a B.Sc. The second semester of last year he entered
the Law School. Mr. Ballard is a member of the students' Debating Club.
Is a hard-working, painstaking student, well liked by all the fellows and a
great favorite with the ladies. Declares he is growing young again. I-Iis
intention is to practice law in Kansas, for which he has our sympathy. Home
address, VVall Lake, Iowa.
39. FRED C. LAIRD. Alpha Tau Omega. Fred received an A.B. from
Tabor College, Iowa, and, having a notion that law would suit him, he came
to the University' of Nebraska in 1903. I-Ie immediately took a hand in foot-
ball and baseball, and played on both the law teams that and the two years
since. Laird is not only an athletic man but a conscientious student and a
good fellow-who could wish to be more? Fred graduates this year and
expects to practice law in the near vicinity. Is familiarly known as the jolly
jester of the A. T. Ofs.
40. ALFRED H. LUNDIN. Home and place of birth, Lead, South Dakota.
In the College of Law he has the reputation of never having been called upon
and found wanting, and his grades are close at the heels of the chosen few.
The College of Law, however, is acquainted with only half his activities. He
takes with him next june an A.B. as well as an LL.B. Is an earnest Y. M.
C. A. worker and a strong man on the football team. Lundin is a member of
Delta Upsilon, Phi Delta Phi, Vikings, and Innocents. There is little doubt
that the bold, hot blood of the Vikings courses through his veins, but his
claim to Innocents-well, since the morning of the partnership exam we have
begun to doubt everybody. The promoters of many a social stunt have sub-
mitted to his edicts, and as to informal affairs down to and including "bench
work," they say he just will have his way. Seldom do you find such an abun-
dance of good nature coupled with such unyielding persistency in satisfying
ambitions. Expects to practice.
41. ARCHIE I. STRATTON. Sigma Chi. Phi Delta Phi. Theta Nu Epsilon.
Vikings. Ye peaceful bailiwick of lfVahoo is honored as his birthplace. Born
1882. Of his early years little is to be said. His history commences with his
advent to the University of Nebraska in 1898, when his experiences com-
menced and followed thick and fast for two years. Here it was he gained
the appellation of "Fat," for the physical phenomena of being as thick as he
was long. At the end of two years for reasons unstated his father placed him
on a ranch in Colorado and he breathed the unpolluted air of the cow camps
for three years. He returned to the University to take law in 1903, his only
i7l'lf7Cd'I'77LC71-fd being a boiled' shirt tied in a bandana kerchief, his being encased
in corduroys and a flannel shirt. He turned out to be a 'fjoinerf' making
three inter-fraternities the hrst semester after his return, but society he
scorned and side-stepped the ladies like an ancient mariner boxing the com-
pass g-be it remembered, however, the compass won on points and so did
the ladies. His chair in the good-fellows club is now vacant and his friends
are putting up something on the side for a wedding in june.
42. LLOYD OSCAR CROCKER. Home address, Filley, Gage county, Ne-
braska, at which place he was born. As a true Nebraskan he has no lack of
enthusiasm. Took preparatory work at the Wesleyan academy, being at that
time a popular member of the Everett society. Save for his semi-monthly
quasi-social trips home, he has been faithful to his study of the law. His
manner bespeaks importance, pride, and confidence in very proper propor-
tions. A man of good habits, a good disposition, and always a good friend.
He refuses to make known his intention after the close of the school year,
yet many of his fellow students could make a "happy guessf, We wish him
43. MARTIN LUTHER KIMMEL. Born at Tekamah, Nebraska. Graduated
at the Lincoln high school, where he was both football player and debater.
Has done some debating since entering the University. Has the appearance
of a great man and the attitude of one buried in thought. For three years
he has been a faithful attendant, though innate diffidence has sometimes inter-
fered with his recitations in class. When he graduates he will get busy at
something. Will sing his way through a sunny threescore years and ten.
44. FLOYD LooM1s BOLLEN. january 18, 1875, and Wells, Minnesota, are
the place and date to be famous because of the birth of Bollen. After ob-
taining the degree of Bachelor of Science at the Fremont Normal in 1897, he
entered into business. But preferring the deep and intricate study of the law
to a lucrative hardware business, he entered the University of Nebraska.
There he has shone as a particularly bright light in partnership. His mine
of linogzledge, studious habits, and appearance of prosperity insure his success
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45. JOHN KELLY NIORRISON. Phi Kappa Psi. Phi Delta Phi. Innocents.
Born near Gretna, Nebraska, on September 9, 1882. Since coming to Lincoln
has divided his time between the law school and Fred VVillian1s's insurance
office. Was manager of University of Nebraska football team for 1905-6,
and under his skilful management, it is said, the bill of fare at the training
table equaled that of the VValdorf-Astoria. Morrison is an advocate of the
"simple" but not of the "single" life. Wfill go into business,
46. JAMES LLOYD VAN BURGH. Sigma Chi. Phi Delta Phi. Innocents.
Vikings. Born in the quiet village of Hickman, Nebraska, some time in Feb-
ruary, 1883. Was appointed student member of athletic board for 1905-li.
He always regarded the law as somewhat tedious and therefore may decide
to go into business. Jimmie might have become one of the shining lights in
the law school had he not listened to the enchanting call of the fair co-eds
with whom he is very popular.
47. JAMEs T. FISHER. Phi Delta Theta. Phi Delta Phi. Theta Nu
Epsilon. Vikings. Born at Hastings, January 24, 1883. Attended the high
school there until sent to the School of Mines at Golden, Colorado. He soon
came to the conclusion that the life of a mining engineer was too strenuous,
so he migrated to Nebraska University. VVas in the academic department
for two years, then registered in the College of Law. By a strenuous effort
he will graduate in June with an LL.B. and an A.B. He received the prize
offered by Dean Pound for the greatest improvement in his classes during
his freshman year, and was the honorable clerk of the supreme court when
a junior. Jim says he is going to work when he graduates, but whether this
means that he is going to work the people or really intends to labor the author
can only conjecture. VVill keep his home at Hastings.
48. VVILLIAM JOHN VVARNK12. Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He left the
place of his birth about the time of the advent of Folk Cand for that reason,
't is saidj, came to this city and accepted service in the postal department.
Wariilce is the most aggressive and strenuous man in the law school. During
the last three years he has held down a claim in Indian Territory, has earned
a handsome sum working eight hours a day for Uncle Sam, and kept up his
law work at the same time-being a married man at that. Is undecided as
yet whether to be a lawyer or manipulator of finance.
49. PERCY NV. METZ. Born in Odell, Illinois, but transferred his resi-
dence to Sheridan, WVyoming, where he received his preliminary training at
Sheridan high school. Is a member of Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Delta Phi,
and of the University Mandolin Club, Makes excuses for absentees from
class, but does n't like to have Sprague show up the next minute. This man
has steadily advanced since entering the law school until now he occupies a
place in the front rank CrowJ5 his earnest attitude and ready replies have
won the regard of every prof. I-Ie will engage in the hustle and bustle of
practice in VVyoming immediately upon leaving school.
50. THoMAs HENRY' MARTIN. Harvard, Nebraska.
Our Thomas is a gem. Not a diamond he,
Blazing forth, a fearful thing, with hard insistent say.
But opal, glowing warm, whose beauty is not caught
By idle first-glance: yet, seen and marked,
' A wealth of qualities reveals' and turned
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Shows new, sparkl'ng depths with every turn.-
I-Iis clear, straight-forward common sense,
Knowledge of law and men, mark him
F . .
or prime success, if success depend
On worth, not bombast and false eloquence.
51. I. Ross MCLAUGHLIN. Kappa Sigma. Phi Delta Phi. Theta Nu
Epsilon. Vikings. Born in Blair, Nebraska, but in order to preserve his
complexion found it necessary to go East. He moved across the river and
now claims Missouri Valley, Iowa, as his home. Mac is one of the hand-
some and popular men of the class of '06. Even the -girls like him. At times
he makes b1'illiant recitationsg sits near the door of the recitation roomg can
make a "get-awayw and not disturb the prof. He will get married at once
upon graduation, after that his plans are indefinite, only he expects to be
happy. An all around good fellow, and willprobably practice law.
52. CHARLEs THEODORE Bono. Palladian. Phi Delta Phi. Y. M. C. A.
Home address, Lindsay, Nebraska. Received A.B. in 190-1. Wfas president
of the senior academic class in that year, president of Y. M. C. A., 1905-65
center on Nebraska football team for three years, captain football team,
19055 member of the athletic board, 1904. During the second term, 1906,
was president of the Pallaclian literary society. Has gone to Panama as
private secretary to the chief of the United States hre department. He may
practice after trying Panama. Though meek and mild in manner, Borg has
indomitable courage and unyielding combativeness,-qualities which would
insure his success at the bar. -
53. SHERMAN E. BLACK. Another senior law who believes that parlia-
mentary rules should be strictly adhered to in all organized class and society
meetings is this gentleman, a native of Missouri. He denies the allegation
that the pale complexion on the top of his head is evidence of his age, but
asserts that it is a result of hard study exercised on Property IH. Black
drifted to Nebraska, entered the University after hnishing his high school
course, and took his A.B. in 1904. Since entering school he has been a
staunch member of the Palladian society, and a strong advocate of its prin-
ciples. Mr. Black intends to follow the practice of his chosen profession,
probably in Idaho, his present home.
54. EARL O. EAGER. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Theta Nu Epsilon. Born
in Lincoln, Nebraska. Took advantage of both high school and University
courses before entering the law department. Has played football for pastime,
made the team on the Varsity squad '00, '01, '03, foa. His pugnacity on the
gridiron gained him the epithet of "Dog Eager." Doubtless this same char-
acteristic displayed at the bar would enable him to make the "team'7 if he
chose to practice. Eager is of a nervous temperament and hnds it impossible
to Work or think "with all this talking going on."
55. Innes THOMAS BEGLEY, Comes from Springfield, Nebraska, where
his desire to become a lawyer was engendered. He has all the characteristics
of an Irishman, is keen-witted and intellectual, and grasps an involved legal
proposition with extreme quickness and sureness. His only fault is his abso-
lute inability to take life seriously. He strolls on through the world to the
tune of his cheerful whistle and never allows difhculty or miscalculation to
ruflie a feather. To spend the remainder of his days at the practice of law
is the height of his ambition, and we prophesy that his whole journey will be
strewn with the roses of success.
56. hClERTON L. COREY. In the year of our Lord 1883, on February 23,
amidst the tall grass of the Nebraska prairie was born .Merton L. Corey.
The exact place has been located at Blue Vale. Early in life he hitched his
wagon to the stars and his lofty ambition has not been vain. ln 1901 he
graduated from the Lincoln high school. For two years he was a dignified
pedagogue, and in 1003 became the respected principal of the Ong high
school. As a step up the ladder of his fame he was chosen orator of the day
at the great celebration of the nation's independence at Ong, July 4, 1005.
lVas alternate on the University debating team of 1904-5, and president of the
junior class during fall term of this year. Merton takes great interest in ath-
letics and enjoys shower-baths immensely. Has a deep-burning passion for
marks and would forsake even those nearest and dearest to win a better grade
than his chum.
57. SAMUEL Mc.-XFEE TI-IOIXIPSON. Kentuckian by birth, having been born
at Harrodsburg in that state. ln 1SS6, when Samuel was a small boy, his
parents brought him to Cheyenne, Wfyoming, where they have since resided.
After attending the Cheyenne high school he worked for two years on the
Xkfyoniing Daily Tribzzzzc, in the capacity of reporter. ln 1003 he entered the
Law College of the University of Missouri, which he attended for a year and
a half. He then came to the Nebraska University in February, 1905, and
entered the College of Law. Desiring a more general education, he has this
year been taking a great deal of work in the academic department, but will
graduate from the law school in 1907. XVill then take up the active practice
of law in some western city.
58. Osc,xR ,ALBERT BERGREN. Phi Delta Phi. Born at Kiron, Iowa, a long
time ago, but has never gotten over his childish modesty. Has a keen mind
and is inclined to put enough study on his course so that he understands it
thoroughly. He not only understands his subjects but is a shark on exam-
inations. 'Won first prize for distinguished scholarship in his freshman year.
Can always be found at the Law Library, studies law as if he liked it. Is
popular with both students and instructors. Bergren will likely practice law
and if he does will win his share of the cases.
59. FRANCIS A. SCHMJDT. Born December 3, 1885, on a farm near Downs,
Kansas. After spending some years as a tiller of the soil and developing a
powerful physique with which to withstand the strain of a lawyer's exacting
life, he went with his parents to Fairbury, Nebraska. Here he attended the
public schools and in 1903 graduated from the high schoolf In the fall of
1904 he entered the freshman law class of the University of Nebraska. Al-
ready lie has been identified with numerous phases of University life. He is
a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Phi Delta Phi fraternities, as a mu-
sician he made the Mandolin Club this year and was a cornetist in the cadet
band, in athletics he made the football team, and won his "N" in baseball in
'05. His apparent versatility seems to make him peculiarly fitted for the
duties of his chosen profession. Oklahoma will doubtless be the field of his
60. JOSEPH REID GREEN. Born at De Witt, Nebraska, in 1881. He grad-
uated from the high school at Red Oak, Iowa, and the year following his
graduation came to Lincoln to take up a course in the University. After
about a years work he left. He later came from Salt Lake City to take up
his law course. It is not an ascertained fact, but it is generally believed that
while in Salt Lake he worked among the Mormons in some measure as a
missionary. Mr. Green is an active member of the Y. M. C. A. of the Uni-
versity. He intends to enter upon the practice of law at once upon leaving
school, and we are sure he will be successful in his profession, for he'is a
good student and has apparently all other necessary qualities and qualifications.
61. O. JOSEPH GATZMEYER. Comes from Bancroft, Nebraska. Before
entering Law School he had attended the Fremont Normal College. He says
he will surely be a lawyer because his hair is exactly the same style as Prof.
Costigan wears. Always has a smile and is said to be very popular with the
girls at his boarding house. Openly denies that he is Dutch. Is a steady
worker and is specializing in bills, notes, and checks so that he will be pre-
pared to take charge of a bank when he finishes school.
62. KATE KENDALL. '
In eighty-three, Hear ye! Hear ye!
October nine and twenty,
Came Kendall Kate, into the state,
lfVith beauty quite a plenty.
To put it Hat, from this to that,
Into the Law she glided,
And when she's through, what she will do
In this oler filled profession
Nor me nor you may say for true
She maketh no confession.
Each must infer, none may aver
The secret not confided.
Now doth she hedge, we have this edge, she doth allege:
. "Intention undecided."
63. JOSEPH STEVE LCIELCER. Born in Bohemia, Austria, in 1870. Received
a thorough education in the public schools of the mother country, and in ad-
dition studied three years in the gymnasium. Came to Nebraska in 1886,
locating at Vtfilber, Saline county. For eight years before entering the Law
College he was manager of the Lincoln house of the Wilber Mills. Is a mem-
ber of the "Reticence" society. Will practice law after graduation.
64. GEORGE L. DE LACY. Sigma Chi. Born at Sedalia, Missouri, July 12,
1884. For several years has lived in Lincoln. Attended the University of
Wisconsin one year and the University of Nebraska two years before entering
the College of Law. Was out of school two semesters, 1904-5. Has the
bearing and demeanor of an old practitioner. Handles cases in the moot
courts with ability and alertness. A member of the Eussers' Club with the
title of heart-breaker-extraordinary. Intends to practice.
65. FRANK EDWIN THORN. Born at Oskaloosa, Iowa,'on September 1.9,
1880. Is a graduate of the Valentine high school. Entered the College of
Law in 1903, but was compelled to be out of school last year. Is rather quiet
and unassuming, but puts on a straight front and is always on hand with the
goods. Has never fiunked in class and seems to have an easement through
itll intricate legal propositions. Present home, Lincoln. Expects to practice
66. A. CHAS. MEIER. Born in Lancaster county, Nebraska, and at pres-
ent is a resident of Lincoln. He inherited a desire to study law, that is, we
suppose he did, for he is a member of class of '07. He is noted for his grace-
ful walk, he drags one heel at regular intervals. Has an eye for business.
Was a success as manager of the law baseball team, 1905. School life has
no worry for him, VVill undoubtedly enter upon the practice of law as the
numberless Meiers before him have done, unless, forsooth, some other "snap"
appears in his path.
67. BERT O. JOHNSON. Kappa Sigma. Phi Delta Phi. Born at Hubbell,
Nebraska, Mav 6, 1883. He has blessed Nebraska with his presence ever since
with th exception of two years in California. There he began winning ath-
letic honors in Throop Polytechnic Institute. Was awarded a UT" in base-
ball in the '02 season. Entered the University in 1904 and in the first win-
ter's work won the Nebraska gymnastic championship. In the Western In-
tercollegiate meet,in Chicago he, in his freshman year, won the individual
championship. This year he gained the first gymnastic "N" ever voted by
Nebraska, and was the leader of Nebraska's team in the great Western meet
at Madison, Wisconsin. Honors of this kind do not constitute all of Bert's
achievements. His chief pursuit is the study of law, and he has shown al-
most as much promise in the big as in the side show. In view of his popu-
larity with thenfair sex it is an imposition upon Uncle Sam to give Bert's
summer address, but here it is-Bradshaw, Nebraska. Will practice.
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GS. NN. H. KRAMER. A native of lllinois. Attended public school at
Mendota and two and one-half years at North XIVCSKCYII College at Naper-
ville, and then engaged in teaching. I-le also attended Fremont College three
years, graduating with the degree of BSC. in 1893, Vtfas for two years a
traveler, during which time her sold goods in seven states, took a boat ride
on the Atlantic, had a look at the Pacific, stepped over into Mexico, and made
a trip into Canada. He hopes to make a fortune in real estate and intends to
69. VVILLIAM CRITES RAMsEv. Phi Kappa Psi. Phi Delta Phi. Born at
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, June 3, 183-L. Graduated from the Plattsmouth high
school. Receives his A.B. degree this year. "Billl' is a winner with the ladies,
a favorite with the boys, and dearly beloved by his parents. Is a steady and
conscientious student and always stands in the upper third of the class. Is
working hard for Theta Kappa Nu and has a longing for K. K. G., which he
may gain without hard work. Vtfill practice in his home town.
70. BURKE C. ENYART. Born in 1372 on a farm near New Brunswick,
Missouri. ,There he spent the first ten years of his boyhood and then with his
parents removed to Nebraska. I-le first attended the old Lincoln Normalg
then took work in the Fremont Normal and finished with credit the course
which entitled him to a state life-certificate. Wfhile at Fremont he partici-
pated in the oratorical contest and was active in debating clubs. I-le taught
several terms in Adams county. Now makes Lincoln the home of himself
and wife. Enyart's mind will develop the most practical questions and unravel
the most difficult ones with perfect ease where others must struggle in vain.
Mr. Enyart has not decided whether he will practice law at once or get first
an academic degree. He intends ultimately to practice in Lincoln.
71. IRENE GERALDINE COURTNAY. Miss Courtnay was born in Lincoln,
Nebraska, and her home is still in that town. Already she has done extensive
traveling about the country and has seen many parts of the globe. Is regis-
tered as a Ujunior special." Has always been and still is a most loyal class
member. In the freshman year she was vice-president during the first semes-
ter, and is at present treasurer of the class. She is held in high regard by
every one of the junior Laws. Does not intend to practice law.
'72, ANSON KossU'rH HOLMES. Born March 22, 1868, at Centerville,
Ohio. After a varied experience as farmer, school teacher, and business
man he decided to gratify his life-long ambition for a career as a lawyer-
statesman, and so entered the Nebraska Law School in the fall of 'O5. He
has been a close and conscientious student, and -having the advantage of years
of experience his rise in the profession will doubtless be rapid. Has taken
his thirty-second degree in the Conservative Club.
73. VVIILLIAM I. RYAN. Ryan hails from Montpelier, Idaho, but is a Ne-
braskan by birth. Was born at Columbus in 1878. In the spring, summer,
and fall of 1904 he was at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, having charge
of the Idaho section of the exhibits in the horticultural building. Mr. Ryan
has been with us only the past year, as he took his first year's law work at a
law school in St. Louis. But during that short time he has proved himself a
good fellow and a capable student. He intends to practice law, most likely in
Idaho, after finishing his course here. May success attend him in his efforts.
74. HERBERT WILSON Posr. Phi Kappa Psi. Otherwise known as "Hub"
W'as born in 1886 at Freeport, Illinois. Graduated from the Lincoln high
school in 1903 and entered the University the following fall. He has held a
numbernof positions in the cadet battalion, and at present is a member of the
Mandolin Club. His great failing is a disposition to take life too seriously,
and with eye single toward the future to deny himself the proper pleasures
of youth. Wliile undecided as to his future occupation he believes he could
do Justice to the practice of his chosen profession.
75. JOHN WY HU'rcH1NsoN. Born at Hastings, Iowa. Moved to Corn-
ing and represented that city in the state oratorical contest. Is by profession
a druggist. Specializes in probate practice in the College of Law that his
ability as a lawyer may best lit into his skill as apothecary. Began to read
cases in 1903, but was compelled by illness to stay out of school a year.
"Buck" is member of the Union society, of the Y. M. C. A., and the Uni-
versity Debating League. Failing: Too great sensitiveness about his pink
complexion. l1Vill practice law.
76. JOHN E. LOWE. In the valley of Salomon, Phillips county, Kansas,
August 21, 1879, was born one of the CCarriej Nation's most illustrious sons,
J. E. Lowe. That his career has been well in keeping with his fortuitous
place of birth is certain. I-Ie graduated at the Phillipsburg high school in
1898, and attended the advanced course in the Leavenworth high school. Xdfas
a student at the Agricultural College at Manhattan, Kansas, for three years,
which explains his frequent use of the word 'AManhattan." Like many great
men he was a pedagogue for some time. VVas captain of the celebrated Sal-
omon Valley baseball team for a number of years. Is poetically inclined,
and fond of flowers-especially sunflowers. Among the things he intends
to do in life is included the practice of law. Is soft-soaper in ordinary of the
Greasers' Club. .
77. ARTHUR GUsrAvUs ADOLPHUS NELsoN. The politician of the Junior
class, was born at Shickley, Nebraska, December 29, 1879, where he has since
made his home. At an early age he began to fit himself for the varied duties
of a lawyerls life and in 1897 graduated from the Shickley high school. The
year following he entered Augustana College, at Rock Island, Illinois, from
which institutionhe graduated in 1903 with the degree of A.B. After some
experience at teaching in a parochial school he entered the Nebraska Law
School. Is a member of the Union society, president 'of the University
Roosevelt Club, one of the Glee Club's strongest bass singers, and was presi-
dent of his law class last year. Broadly educated, a politician by nature as
well as by choice, a popular friend and ardent admirer of the gentler sex,
with a manner and dignity well becoming an inchoate lawyer, Arthur's future
is certainly most promising.
78. BENJ. F. BUTLER. Acacia. Not the Benj. F. of Civil war fame, Wfas
born at Calhoun, Iowa, June 20, 1881. Registers from Cambridge, Nebraska.
Ben is one of the most distinguished members of a distinguished class. He is
now at the pinnacle of class honors, being president for this semester. Was
secretary last semester. Not only has he acquired honors for his rank as a
student and for ability as a class politician, but has made good on all class
football and baseball teams. Ben's chief failings are C15 a mischievous pro-
pensity for conning Ayers, and C25 an extraordinary affection for syllabi.
Says he will practice law, and, if his school life is any criterion for the fu-
t-ure, Ben will attain an enviable eminence at the bar.
79. VVILLIAM CLARK PARRIOTT is a product of Nebraska. I-Ie graduated
from the Nebraska State Normal at Peru in 1896. Taught school three years
and served as county superintendent of public instruction for Nemaha county
for four years. After the expiration of his last term came to Lincoln and
began the study of law. He was married in 1902. After completing his law
he expects to return to his home in Auburn and begin the practice of his
80. JOHN E. SHAWVAN. Born at Dennison, Iowa, in 1882. His earlv
education was received in the public schools -of Dennison. He afterwart
attended the Iowa State College at Ames. Entered the Law College in 190.
and became a member of the Mouchers Club. Mr. ShawVan expects to prac-
tice law after graduation. From the interest he has manifested in common
law pleading it is thought by some that he aspires to be either an assistant
to or a successor of Prof. Ayers.
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Sl. EDWARD AFIfoI.'r1zn. Born near Boulder, Colorado. He and his sis-
ter,-the Centennial State,-are twins, both having been born in the same
year-a way that is peculiar to twins. He is proud of his native state and is
ever ready in speech to elaborate upon her varied resources and future greater
greatnessg for it would offend him not to admit that Colorado is now great.
It is fair to say, however, that there is one whom he holds in clearer regard
than this twin sister, and that is Mrs. Affolter. "Ed," as his wife "Mattie"
calls him, is one of the seven benedicts of the Junior Laws. Mr. Affolter
has but one ambition upon graduation, viz., to return to Colorado and enter
upon the active practice of his profession.
82. EDWIN FoRREsr LEAR. Born September 2, lssti, in Springview, Ne-
braska. Lear is one of the youngest of the juniors, but one would not be
apprised of this fact by comparing his class grades with the ct als. Intends
to practice law in his native towng his ambition is to be local attorney for the
tirst corporation that will extend its railway lines into his county seat. Vague
rumor that a line is to be huilt into his jurisdiction this season has resulted in
"King I,ear's'i departure for his home in order to be in on the ground iloor.
PHILIP JOHN SEEFUS. Born at Papillion, Nebraska, January 25, ISS7.
Before entering the Law class of '07 Seefus attended the Fremont Normal
with the firm intention of becoming great. In two years' time ambitions
greater yet stirred within him and he came to the University of Nebraska for
the study of law. His present home is at Wiaterloo, a name so indicative of
victories that his future there is assured. Is one of the stuffers extraordinary
in the Full-Dinner-Pail Club.
84. HILAND IV. BIARTIN. Wfas born at Ponca, Nebraska, but at present
his residence is VVakef1eld. Is a graduate of Brown's Business College of
Sioux City, Iowa, an expert stenographer and one of the busiest men at the
University. Speaks to everybody if he happens to look down and see them.
Is just a few inches under seven feet tall and not fat. His "notes" seem to
be in demand. Intends to practice law when he graduates and if he uses the
same energy after finishing his course that he uses in school will be a success.
85. JOHN E. KREYCIIQ. Born in Bohemia. Came across the water to
America and settled among the sand-hills in the northwestern part of the
state. Is a graduate of various courses at the Fremont Normal School. Came
to the University and entered the Law College. Wlhile in these different insti-
tutions he has filled positions of honor sufficient in number to satisfy the
Viceroy of India or the German Emperor. Has taught school for five years.
The echoes aroused by the Fourth of July orations delivered by this re-
nowned gentleman at divers times and at out-of-the-way villages reverberate
still among the hills. His present intention is to practice law, and if honors
and titles are the measure, his will be a crowning success.
86. DAVID TALBOT. Born at the city of Vermillion, South Dakota, on the
20th day of June, 1880. If fortune serves him well he will procure his A.B.
degree next month. Has had throughout his course the happy faculty of
evading the more difficult subjects prescribed. Is a devoted member of the
Y. M. C. A. Principal fault-a habit offchewing his words till the thought is
digested. Like the Indian of yore, he turns his eye towards the setting sun
as the place of his future happy hunting grounds, where wealth may be ac-
cumulated in the practice of law. He will undoubtedly succeed if only he
overcomes his tendency to tardiness.
87. RALPH EMERsoN ADAMS. Was born in I-Iarrodsburg, Indiana. His
parents moved to this state while he was still in very tender years. After
obtaining a high school diploma he decided to follow in the footsteps of his
father and become a great lawyer. He is a lover of athletics and played on
the '05 law baseball team. Says he expects 'to practice law at Minden, his
home town. Even now there are indications of judgeship in his very coun-
tenance. According to his own testimony he is one of the married men of
the junior class.
88. :HARVEY A. BRUBAKER. Born at Villisca, Iowa, December 24, 1877.
At present his home is I-Iendley, Nebraska. Attended the Franklin Acad-
emy as preliminary to his law course. Entered the College of Law the second
semester of last year and has already all but made up the first half-year's
work. Draws a topmost grade every once in a while. Is prominent in class
affairs and a leader in a number of its undertakings. Vigorous and inde-
pendent in thought and action, he will doubtless make a go of whatever he
lays hands upon. W'ill practice law.
80. JOHN WILLIAM I-IOAR. Alpha Theta Chi. Phi Delta Phi. Innocents.
Dramatic Club. '!Bill" has the good will of all his classmates. He has been
captain of the U. of N. basketball five for the last two years. His prowess is
chronicled in many of the big daily papers, and in the PVeekly of West Point,
his home town. Notwithstanding his 'many honors, he is always "humble
Bill." Is said to have a mellow spot in his heart for all fair co-eds, but,
although he has been prospecting some time, has not yet found the pure gold.
Expects to practice law. A good student, a good athlete, and a good fellow.
90. VVILLIAM EARL HILL. Born in the Hawkeye state, july 11, 1880, he
came, at the early age of one year, with his parents to Nebraska, and located
on a farm near Central City. Here he spent his boyhood years, attending the
country school during the winters. That he made the most of his opportuni-
ties is attested by the fact that he graduated at the head of his class from the
Central City high school 1896. In 1899 he entered Central College at Central
City, graduating from that institution in 1903 with the degree of AB. After
a little experience at country school teaching, he decided to delay no longer
the gratification of his secret ambition to become a lawyer and statesman,
and so entered this law school in Eebruary, 1905. He will graduate with the
1907 class, after which he intends immediately to launch out into the active
practice of the law. A
91. STANLEY BARTOS. Born in Bohemia, June 28, 1883. Graduated at the
high school of his home town, VVilber, Nebraska. Is a true "Bohemian"
After finishing his study here his shingle will read "Latvye1'." This silver-
tongued lawyer believes nrmly in the power of oratory, as opposing 'vunsel
will some day ind to their discomfort. I-Ias been clerk of the supreme court.
Mr. Bartos is a careful and consistent student, a hard worker who patterns
his life as closely as possible after that of the Dean.
FR ESH MEN
OFFICERS OF THE FIRST-YEAR CLASS
First semester Second semester
President-Wfni. M. NVhelan O. S. Spillman
Vice-President-Allen Johnson R. H. Sherlock
Secretary-H. B. Durham M. E. Crosby
92. XVILLIAM NVHELAN. Began his noted and dignified career in Hoop-
ton, Illinois, on the second day of April, 1878. Most of the years of his life,
however, have been spent in Nebraska in and about Wfaco. He matriculated
in the University in 1898, with a slim array of credits but with bold deter-
mination to enter the pedagogical profession. To this he has since devoted
himself with more or less continuity. Wfhelan took great pride in his mili-
tary drill and uniform and by the good graces of Captain Chase iinally be-
came a corporal. His popularity is attested by the prominent positions he
has filled: president of freshman laws '05, and of students, Debating Club.
Is a member of the debating board and of the Commons and will represent
his class in the senior play. Above all. he is a true son of Erin and a loyal
democrat. Aspires to law and politics.
93. ORA S. SPILLMAN. The genial president of the freshman laws is a
young man of striking personality. His commanding stature and manly, dig-
nihed bearing compel recognition wherever and in whatever class ,of men he
moves. His features are clear-cut and abrupt, resembling those of the Greek
and telling at a glance of the strength and masculinity of his organism. His
gray eyes look out from beneath massive brows with an aspect of supreme
confidence. To know Spillman is to be his friend. The estimable faculty of
charming all with whom he comes in contact has won for him, unanimously
and by acclamation, the greatest honor it was possible for the freshman class
to tender one of its members.
94. I-IARRY B. DURHAM. Born on ground hog's day, 1880, in our neigh-
boring state on the east. As Nebraska has been his home since he was three
years old he may properly be called a Nebraska product. Graduated from
the Nebraska INesleyan University with a Ph.B. degree in 1904, Served as
managing editor of the JUIZIOI' Animal and of the Wesleyazi, both of which
are student publications of that institution. W'as a Y. M. C. A. cabinet mem-
ber for three years. Has reported for the Evening News for the same length
of time. Harry is an all-round good fellow, and blessed with an abundance
of common sense. He expects to practice law after finishing his course, and,
judging from certain long and frequent letters, he probably will not go it
95. JOHN HENRY SHERLOCK. Claims Emmetsburg, Iowa, as the place of
his origin. He graduated at the high school of that place and later attended
the Idaho State Normal, where he was major of the cadet battalion and for a
time instructor in science and mathematics. Is a member of the "Hawkeye
Club," the Union literary society, and vice-president of the freshman law
class. Will take a degree in the academic department with the class of '06.
I-Ie is an Irishman and is n't ashamed to admit it,-a pocket edition of O'Gara.
Will practice law in coming years.
96. BI.-XINARD E. CRosBY. Born on a farm near Hastings, September 26,
1884. Moved to Lincoln county when but a child, and communed with nature
among the sand-hills. In 1896 he moved to Sutherland and graduated from
the high school of that place. In 1902 he seized the pedagogical scepter and
wielded it successfully for two years. Spent a year in Lincoln academy and
then entered the Law School as a member of the class of 1908. Thinks the
'llittle widow" is mighty nice and hopes she will continue her course m lawg
has been found offering her help on several occasions. Is a careful student
and will undoubtedly be a good counsel.
JOHN HERCULES AGEE. Alpha Theta Chi. John was born in Riverton,
Illinois, July 23, 1883. I-Le later came to Nebraska and settled down at
Adams. This year he made up his mind to study for the legal profession,
and by the way he pounds out the cases he will be a top-notcher in a few
years. He holds down the bass end of the Glee Club, and this may enlighten
some of us as to where he got the H. in his name. Will practice law when
he finishes the courseg his varied experience in the business world ought to
fit him for success at the bar.
CHAS. E. ALLEN. This unassuming addition to the Allen household oc-
curred about twenty-three years ago, in the city of Arapahoe, which place
has ever since had the honor of being his domicile. Since graduation from
the high school in 1901 he has seen service in the post-office of his town.
Chas. is a favorite with the boys, and a warm number with the girls. Is a
member of the students' Debating Club. Can be seen at nearly all the band
informals, for dancing is his biggest failing. Everyone knows him by the
expression, "It's a pippinf'
FRANK AXEL ANDERSON. Delta Upsilon. Iron Sphinx. Vikings. Phi
Delta Phi. A- senior academic. Born at Galesburg, Illinois, in 1884, and
graduated at I-Ioldrege high school in 1899. After leaving high school he
worked for two years as stenographer and court reporter. Last year he was
business manager of the S0i:iI21'e1'0. Is captain of company A, and was mas-
ter of ceremonies of the Officers Hop this year. Is also a functionary in the
executive office. Expects to practice law somewhere some time.
IEIERBERT AVERY. Phi Delta Theta. Lives in Lincoln and is a graduate
of the high school. Played on both the football and the baseball teams. In
his junior year he was chosen president of his class. Entered the law college
last fall, but was compelled to leave before the end of the hrst semester to
take up work with a railroad company. Avery is still intent upon obtaining
a legal education and hopes to be with his class next year.
JAY C. BAIRD. Beta Theta Pi. Phi Delta Phi. Born at Spearlish, South
Dakota. Attended the Michigan military academy, and last year entered the
College of Law, giving his home address as Newcastle, Wfyoming. Is rather
slight in build, but that does not prevent his being a favorite with the ladies.
Likes to be seen with men several years older than he. Intentions not
CARL D. BEGHTOL. Beta Theta Pi. Mr. Beghtol left the University in
1899 to try his hand at teaching. After a few years in Utah he decided that
he would need a smattering knowledge of law to enable him to become a good
Mormon and follow Smoot's footsteps toward the U. S. senate. Wfhen Mr.
Beghtol started in last fall he believed that he would get a Theta Kappa Nu
without much difficulty, and although he says now that he will be satisfied
with a certificate of graduation and admission to the bar, yet we predict that
Mr. Beghtol will make a good lawyer.
DUANE BITTENBENDER. Of all the members of the freshman class there
is none of whom it is more proud than Duane Bittenbender. Born at Ponca,
Nebraska, in 1884. I-Ie graduated from the high school of that place. After
graduation for two years held a trustworthy position in California. Erom
California he came to Lincoln and began the study of his chosen profession.
In excellence of scholarship he is the best: taking the first semester prize.
As a man he is broad-minded, unostentatious, and best of all, a good friend
and desirable companion.
THoMAs VV1LL1s BOCKES. Bockes was born in Central City, which town
he left in 1903 to enter the University, the academic department two years
ago, the law in 1905. I-Ie says he expects to get two degrees when he grad-
uates, and thereafter will practice the profession in partnership with E. J.
Patterson, which person see for further particulars.
EUGENE BROOKINGS. Delta Upsilon. "Brooki' was born at Tekaniah
some time in the last century and did his preparatory work at Tekamah high
school and XIVZIYHC Normal. Entered the Uni with the class of 1901, but left
before graduation to assume the office of county superintendent of Burt
county, which position he held for four years. Last year he organized and
conducted the big educational excursion from Burt county to Lincoln. Pub-
lished a creditable pamphlet on Burt County and her Schools. A quiet, un-
assuming fellow who has many friends. Is taking his law course seriously
and expects to practice, probably at Tekamah.
FRANK BRoo1:1NGs. Alpha Theta Chi. At home in Tekamah, Nebraska.
Senior academic this year. Suspended University work two years ago to
prove up on a claim he drew in the Rosebud land lottery. The hardships of
frontier life, repelling Indian attacks and mastering rudiments of domestic
economy have not ruffled his characteristic evenness of temper. Notwith-
standing his easy, insinuating drawl in everyday speech he debates with
rapid-tire intensity. XVill practice law if there is no opening in Indian
EDWARD I, BYRNE. Born in Newcastle. Nebraska, in 1886, where he still
resides. I-le graduated from the high school in 1901 and later spent a year
in the high school at Ponca. Is also a graduate of the Omaha business col-
lege. Before coming to the Law School he spent a couple of years "near to
naturels heart." Mr. Byrne will do some post work in an eastern college,
probably Ann Arbor or Harvard, before entering upon the practice of law.
JESSE R. CALEY. Alpha Tau Omega. He came to life at Creighton, Ne-
braska, in 1384, which town he still calls home. Entered the Academic in
1902, the Law in 1905, and expects to get both degrees. Is distinguished as
having for three years been on the Glee Club, and for his sense of humor.
This latter finds its purest expression during the roll calls, the monotony of
which Caley delights to vary by answering "present, in his soft, effeminate,
little voice, in high contrast with the gruff "here" of the rest of us. He will
go Vlfest to practice.
JOHN LEVI CLARKE. Y. M. C. A. Palladian. This Clarke was born at
Columbus, in 18813 but he lives in Lincoln now. He graduated with the A.B.
degree from the academic department last year, He is known in school as a
disciple of Pogg, having been on the Hsquadv three years, and ex-president
of at least two Debating Clubs. Cut of school he has won renown by captur-
ing the state chess championship for the last two years, for his activity as
an insurance solicitor, and as publisher of a county paper. Clarke is a mem-
ber of the Dramatic Club. For two years he sang in the Glee Club. Next
fall he will go to Harvard to finish his law course, and thereafter will prac-
tice,-but he does n't know where.
GUY MILTON CowGtLL. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Phi Delta Phi. Theta
Nu Epsilon. Innocents. Presto change! See him put the dollar through the
hat! Cowgill, A.B. 1902, devotes his energies just now to sleight-of-hand
and to Hastings. He is a good mixer and notably able to fill any place he
may drop into. Was very successful in the management of the football team
of 1901. Not a member of the Glee Club. Born in Villisca, Iowa, whence
he is registered. Will practice law in the East, somewhere, some time.
EDWIN D. Camas. Phi Delta Phi. Innocents. Commoner, f'Major"-
so-called because he is major of the cadet battalion-was born january 29,
1884, at Plattsmouth, Nebraska. His present home is at Chadron. As a boy
he was exceedingly popular and his entering into the University only in-
creased his popularity. His fellow-students were not long in learning that
the major was a leader of men, and he was elected president of the Officers'-
Club and later president of the senior academic class. XfVill receive his A.B.
this year and expects to continue wthellaw course, and then-well, he says he
would like ever so much to practice it.
NEIL M. CRONIN. Alpha Theta Chi. A product of Clay county, Ne-
braska. Graduate of the Sutton high school, and of the University of
Nebraska. He was a precocious youth and conspicuous for his ambition and
high ideals. Gained prominence early in his University career as a man of
ability in debates. In him is combined unusual power of thought, a fluency
characteristic of his race, and a vigorous style of which he is master. Was
given a Phi Beta Kappa in his senior year, and has since been a prominent
member of the Lincoln high school faculty. Above all, he is a jolly, good
fellow and one who will acquit himself creditably when he begins to practice.
VVILLIAM DAVEY. It was in 1884 that W'illiam was born. Twenty-eight
miles northwest of Sioux City, in the little town of Ponca, Nebraska, in a
good Irish home, he first beheld sunlight on the thirtieth of July. He soon
outgrew his checked apron of innocence and early his knee breeches were
discarded. He attended the schools of Ponca and made a record there. Dur-
ing his mustache period a law "bee" was continually buzzing about his bon-
net. As a result of its call he entered the University of Nebraska and his
work here has caused his classmates to conclude that success will be his
without question, in this his chosen profession. Davey is of medium height
and build, walks easily, talks little, and does much. He is clean, upright and
industrious, and has for his friends all who know him. 'Will practice law.
HARRY E. DRESS. Because he appears so quiet and forlorn is no indica-
tion that he has not at one time made audiences burst with laughter or weep
with rage by the power of his voice as an orator. Hails from St. Edward,
and from the high school there he graduated in 1905. Has not established
such a reputation as a versatile expounder of multifariousness that the profs
refuse to call upon him any more, however, he -is always on the spot when
questioned in class. Law or politics are his choice for the future.
ALLEN XVESCOTT FIELD. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. "Judge" was born in
Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1885 and graduated with honors from Lincoln high
school in 1904. He spent two years in the College of Literature, Science and
Arts and then entered the Law School. Is noted for his disposition to argue
technical points with the profs. His red cheeks and coal black hair arouse
at once the admiration and envy of the co-eds who watch him as he strides
about the halls. llvllllfi he is no relation to Al. G. Field of minstrel fame, yet
Al. says he is a ine fellow. Expects to succeed to his father's extensive
practice in Lincoln.
FRANK FL1zNN11c1zN is one of the promising football men of the freshmen
laws. Although a man of but medium- stature, Flenniken has all the ear-
marks of a knight of the pigskin. The strong, square jaw and straight, de-
termined mouth tell the tale of invincible determination: clear, snappy eyes
announce the love of an encounter. Flenniken is a thorough student, and a
man who is popular with the gentle sex, upon whom he never fails to make
a favorable impression with his manly bearing and gallant manners. Is fixed
in his purpose of making name and fame at the bar.
DON CARL FoUTs. The first town which this man remembers is Pauline
in Adams county, Nebraska. Here he lived the usual life of an active young-
ster until he outgrew his short clothes. Attended the country schools and
later completed the scientific course at the Fremont Normal. After swaying
the pedagogical scepter in Ong for two years he entered the freshman class
in 1906. Mr. Fouts is a good student, and an all around good fellow. Ex-
pects to post one year in an Eastern college after graduation. W'ill be a
lawyer and a loyal democrat.
SIDNEY T. FRUM. Began his career at Danbury, Iowa, November 16,
1885. Graduated at the Danbury high school in 1902. His present address is
Homer, Nebraska. In property exams is where he shines most brightly.
Pound recognizes his superior ability and endurance and sometimes furnishes
him with supplementary questions. Wie are inclined to believe that Prum
will develop into a lawyer rather than an attorney. If he practices he will
surely make it a go.
Mfwrm LUTHER FRERicHs. Martin was born August 19, 1880, at Feting,
Nebraska. His parents soon after moved to Auburn and found it necessary
to take him along. He graduated from the Auburn high school in 1901. He
spent the next year in the University, then prognosticated that it would be
wise to learn some business ways before taking his law course, so that after
graduating he might have tangible means of supportg consequently he spent
three years in Oklahoma in the hardware business. Has shown himself to
be an ardent supporter of all class enterprises, and has distinguished himself
in his studies by taking one of the first semester prizes. After graduating he
expects to practice in Oklahoma.
BRUCE FULLERTON. Sigma Chi. Born at Lincoln in 1884. Prepared at
Lincoln high school and Lincoln academy. Spent one year in the College of
Literature, Science and Arts with the class of 1007 and then entered the
Law School. Bruce's golden hair and sunny smile make him such a social
favorite that he finds it hard to devote the proper amount of time to reading
cases. He will practice law in Alaska where there will be few of the fair
sex to distract his attention. Another of the law school's devoted followers
of Al Fields.
JOSEPH LEE GRIMM. Joseph, a distant relative of the biblical Joseph,
was born in 1883. Graduated from the XVilber high school in 'ora as presi-
dent of his class. Spent three years in the University before entering the
College of Law. He loves to dance and is an ardent admirer of the fair sex,
but even admitting this he does enough of hard work to keep him on a solid
footing with his "profs" Holds the honor of always hungry in the Full-
Dinner-Pail Club. Wfill practice law.
ERNEST T. GRUNDEN. This fickle youth was born at Elmwood, Ne-
braska, October 4, 1880. At an early age he moved to the vicinity of Lex-
ington, which place now prides itself that it is his home. Ernest early took
great pleasure in athletics and played center on the champion football team
of the Lexington high school, After teaching school one winter he decided
that Icabod Crane was not his role, and consequently registered last fall
with the class of 108. Mr. Grunden is studious: his favorite subject is torts
and his ambition is to be able to roll it off like Prof. VVilson. Wfill practice
law when college days are over.
M. A. HADSELL. Not Master of Arts but Martin A. One of the natives.
Vifas born in Saunders county the 25th of January, 1882. Has never left Ne-
braska except at intervals. His hobby is elocution, in which he has attained
some distinction, having entertained audiences in a number of Nebraska
towns. Is a graduate of the Wesleyaii University School of Expression. He
entered the Law School last September, with a black mustache, but soon lost
that, and has since been trying to grow wise. He is a member of the Dra-
matic Club. VVhen he gets into practice he expects to move juries by his
dramatic style. Will perhaps practice law in Saunders county.
ALBERT A. I'IEACOCK. Kappa Sigma. Comes from Springfield, Nebraska.
Is occasionally seen at the library. Can talk all the time without studying
what to say. Asks as many questions as he did when he was a small boy,
but accuses some of the seniors of being liars. The first day he was in Law
School he knocked at the door of the library and introduced himself to the
librarian and said he was a freshman and asked if she would find him a seat
and get him started to work. He isn't started yet. Has the qualifications
of a great lawyer and we think will enjoy politics.
GEORGE E. HENDRICKS. This smiling member of the class was born in
Missouri at a date unknown, but the head sprinkled with gray testifies to the
fact that he is a survivor of the flood. He has long Hown from his father's
fold and now resides a hermit in Lincoln. Graduated in 'Wahoo high school
1900 and received his A.B. in the University of Nebraska in 1905. He has
taken a liking to selling books and may engage in that business after com-
pleting his law course. Quite a grafter.
ALLEN JOHNSON. ln the few brief years that Allen Johnson has trodden
this vale of tears he seems to have gathered much knowledge of the germs
1l1H1l6l7VLL.S'. Born and reared upon the western homestead his mind has been
enriched by days spent in the sun-kissed nelds of corn. His youth was
strengthened by conflicts with the raging blizzard when it careered over half
a continent. The days thus spent with unconfmed nature, where the eye may
gaze from miles of undulating plains to the infinite vault of the heavens
above, have cleared his mind of conventions. Coupled with his convictions
is the courage to promulgate them, which makes him a personality of note
among the laws.
JOHN O. JOHNSON. This intelligent looking young man came to us from
St. Edward, Nebraska, having graduated from the high school of that place
in 1905. He is a tireless worker, but has not yet acquired that faculty so
common to lawyers of talking too much. Those who know him understand
that his thoughts are deep just in proportion as his words are few. Jolmson
seems absolutely indifferent to the wiles of the maidens of Lincoln. As to
his prospects in St. Edward-well, that rests merely on hearsay evidence and
is hardly admissible here. VVill enter politics.
LEWIS CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON. Born at Millard, Nebraska. Comes to
the University from Springfield, which is his present home. Is a graduate of
the Springfield high school.
"Just was his sense, and his expression plain,
His words succinct, yet full without a fault,
He spoke no more than just the thing he ought."
ROY T. JOHNSON. This horny-handed son of toil was born in Scandia,
Kansas, in 1888. He followed his parents to their present home in Lincoln
and last year graduated from the high school. In the Lincoln high he was
interested in debating and was on the staff of the Advocate. He came to the
University with a view of mastering the lawless science of our law,-
That codeless myriad of precedent,
That wilderness of single instances,
but has not as yet decided whether he will practice law or engage in business.
GEORGE E. JUNGE. Born at Belle Plaine, Iowa, on November 21, 1879.
Present home, Osmond, Nebraska. Attended the 'Wayne Normal for three
years. Entered the College of Law last fall, but was compelled to leave at
the end of the first semester.
CHARLES W. KELLEY. Kid Kelley, the blue-eyed, light-haired sylph of
the freshman class, is universally regarded as a comer. Although Kid occa-
sionally has 'difficulty in keeping on the top side of his chair, 'he -usually di-
vines the right time to say the proper thing in a contract recitation. He is
regarded by the instructors as one of the coming Solons of the wind-swept
state. Wfhat the Kid lacks in muscle he makes up in grace, and usually
enamors all beholders with his unaffected simplicity of demeanor. He will
practice law in times to come. '
LEO S. LEGRO. Gracie, Nebraska. Born at Fish Mills, Vtlisconsin. Is a
member of the senior academic class where he poses as a ward-healerg a
member of the Commons, and major of the State Farm battalion. Although
he asserts that his only ambition is to earn a reputation as a practitioner, his
friends recognize that Charles F. Murphy is his ideal, and that if he keeps
his lingers out of the political pie it will not be his fault. He has but two
faults, to-wit: spending too much time in talk with freshman girls and swip-
ing junior hats.
CH,xRLEs COOPER MCELROY. Born December 26, 1SS6, at Rapid City,
South Dakota. The stork brought him down just a little late for a Christ-
mas present, but from hearsay evidence we have it that the city celebrated
with as much vigor on the twenty-sixth as on the day before. Present home,
Lead, South Dakota, the home of great men. A graduate of the VVisner,
Nebraska, high school with the class of 1002: has completed the lirst-year in
engineering and one year in the academic department of the University and
now intends to complete the course in law. Charley is a master clarionet
player in the University band, and is prospective leader of the band for
1906-T. Is a level-headed, industrious and earnest student. He is Scotch-
Irish and can tell a good story as well as laugh at one. ls undecided as to
his work after graduation, but may practice law in the City of Mills.
EDXYARD PATRICK McL.tt'cz1-11.1N. Delta Tau Delta. 'tPat" was born in
Ireland. His first words on seeing America were, "VVhere's liberty? And
where is there an office ?" He spent three years at the University before be-
ginning the law course. Wfas president of the Fraternity baseball league
last year. Is secretary of the Purity Club and a member of the Fussersg is
a good mixer. Is said to have some "Molly", on the string who will support
him when he begins the practice of law in Lincoln.
CLYDE CALDER BICVVHINNEY, Born at Tamora, Nebraska. Moved to
Alliance and registered from that place. Has taken three years of academic
work previous to his entrance in the law department. Believes in reading all
his cases before thinking of doing anything else. Impresses all with his sober
sense and serious demeanor. Is a member of the debating squad this year,
and expects to practice law.
GEORGE EDXVARD IXCIEIER. Born at Crete, Nebraska, in 1886, where he re-
ceived his early education. Later he came to Lincoln and graduated from
the high school with the class of 'Ot Vtfhile at high school he took an active
interest in debating. His stature and name would indicate that he was Ger-
man, but his hair and eyes testify to the fact that he has Swedish blood in
his veins. Is one of the club experts in the "Knockers", fraternity. ifVill
practice law in the far Vfest.
GEORGE VV. IXCIILLER. Keeps his past shrouded in a veil of mystery. Since
his advent to the University of Nebraska, has been a quieting factor in check-
ing the wild unregenerate career of the "Dynamiters,'l a society .organized for
the purpose of blowing the bottom out of existing things and disturbing gen-
erally the calm and peaceful sojourn of the class of 1908. Aspires to help
the "profs" by writing out their examination questions for them. Declares
that he will practice law, and if sober sense and earnestness accomplish
anything he ought to succeed.
JAMES G. BCIOTHERSEAD. The youngest of the freshman class. Vilas
born in Wfallace, Nebraska, in 1889. Here he grew in wisdom and stature,
Finished the schools at that place and also has credits from the Lincoln
academy. Mr. Mothersead is fond of absurd expressions and at times
says some real witty things. He will probably finish the Law School course
before entering upon his chosen profession. Is another of the hammer
throwers in the Knockers' Club.
THOS. NIOONLIGH1' MURPHEY. Beta Theta Pi. This cheerful preserver
of St. Patrickls day, and the Shamrock, was born in Leavenworth, Kansas,
in 1885. His parents, anticipating that he would have his hours of business
in the night, wisely named him "Moonlight" At one time he dreamed the
dreams of a soldier of fortune and spent four years at 'Western Military
Academy in Illinois, from which he graduated in 1904. After finishing the
law course he will enter the office of one of the leading attorneys in Kan-
sas City, Kansas.
LOGAN C. MUSSER. Entered the Law College at the beginning of the
second semester as being one of the leading citizens of Rushville, Nebraska.
He is a married man, and has been manager of the Citizens Bank of Rush-
ville for nine years. Also does real estate work and abstracting. I-Ie is
taking law primarily to assist him in his business, he wants the goods, and
is not trying to carry off the red and blue ribbons.
MRS. EDITH C. PATTERSON. Born at Princeton, Illinois, on the eleventh
day of a certain year, which the editor alone knows. Attended the Jewels-
burg, Illinois, preparatory school for one year. We are not mind-readers
and therefore cannot announce her intentions or her motive in pursuing
the Study of law. But the industry of the "Little VVidow," and her enthusi-
asm in poring over the legal reports has aroused the curiosity of many. Her
present home is at Clarks, Nebraska.
EDWARD JAMES PATTERSON. Born at Central City, November 9, 1886.
graduated from the Central City high school in 1905. He played four years
in the high school baseball team. He is interested in athletics, as well as
his studies, being chosen treasurer of the law baseball team. "An honest
man and a good housekeeper goes as fairly as to say a careful man and a
ROBERT H. PERRY. Brother of state representative E. B. Perry, Cam-
bridge, Nebraska. At home he is a secret member of the Hallowe'en Club.
In this line, as in others, he has proven his ability to devise and manage
effective plans. Robert can handle more work in the lumber and coal business
in one day than two ordinary men of his size. At present he is solving the
burning question Cas all good coal dealers mustj of how to make the base-
ball team in his freshman year. He is also considerably interested in law,
which he intends some day to put into practice.
GEORGE TRUMAN RANDALL. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Graduated from the
high school of Newman Grove, Nebraska, in 1904. I-Ie takes law that he
may some day step into the shoes of his father, who is banker at Newman
Grove, and paramount lord of much soil. Inasmuch as coming events cast
shadows, I would say that George bids fair to do some bench work in his
freshman year. The only charge against him at present is that he "did
take, steal and carry away" the heart of one Miss T-, on a date "to
the jurors unknown."
TELFER BARKLEY REYNOLDS. Alpha Tau Omega. "VVhat's danmum
absque 1i1Z-jilblhfll? This must be a Latin class that I've gotten into," says "Fat,"
looking Over the examination questions in torts. But he knew what it was
after his memory was jolted sufficiently. "Fat" is the idol and the savi-or
of the A. T. Ofs, having left school at the end of the first semester to write
insurance, in Order that their treasury be replenished. Wliile in school he was
the main squeeze of the Fussers Club.
JOHN WEBSTER RICE., Union. Jack was born at Neligh in 1834, but
made his formal entry into the world when he registered with the class of
1008. Here is a good bunch of undeveloped material for a Uladies' man,"
and with proper training and a little encouragement a parlor favorite would
be created. However, at present Rice has his eyes fixed on football fields,
and athletics of the coming fall. I-Ie will qualify as a sophomore and intends
to don the mole-Skins and "cinch'l a place. 'When this stunt is over Rice
will-practice in Lincoln, where he can keep an eye on Union girls.
HAROLD VV. ROBBINS. A native of Ord. Came into being on or about
February 1, 1883. He brought his brother along and has assumed a protec-
torate over him ever since. After graduating from the Ord high school
he did the freslnnan and sophomore "stunts" at XfVesleyan University. His
desire for something more exciting led him into his present predicament.
After extricating himself in 1908 he will take his father and brother out
into the great West and practice law on the inhabitants thereof. NVe bespeak
for him a successful career. As to that part of his future which lies beyond
the term of his natural life, we are unable to prophesy.
PAUL ER.xs1-Us Roonnfisn. Very reticent about his past. Has always
been the pride of his parents and was last fall shipped down to Dean Pound
with instructions from them to handle with care, His record at Lincoln is
as yet clear. If he is as much of a winner out of school as he is in, he
will soon be bobbing about at a dizzy height. Expects to practice whenever
he can find a choice colony of farmers, and says that if there is no litigation
he will start something himself.
A. H. SCRIBNER. Phi Kappa Psi. Theta Nu Epsilon. "Scrib," or "Cap,"
is a graduate of the Omaha high school where he obtained numerous mili-
tary honors. Began his academic course in 1902 and law in 1905. He has
several times represented the University in tennis tournaments nd is prom-
inent in social circles. NVas made captain of Company UC" fhe beginning
of the year, but left school at the end of the lirst semester. Has been
inclined towards politics.
RAXLPH H. SHERWOOD. Born a farmer at Filley, Nebraska, in 1886. Four-
teen years later he graduated from the Lincoln high school. After graduat-
ing there, he attended Wfesleyan two years with the intention of becoming a
minister. Finding himself not adapted to that, he tried two years of cowboy
life on a ranch in Texas. He has at last found his true vocation in life to
be that of law. This is positively his last shifting of purpose. Is chief slush
slinger of the Greasers' Club. VVill practice law.
DAVID SIMMS. Phi Gamma Delta. "Dave," the official physician for
the Fijis, hrst saw the light of day at Alma, Nebraska, December 2, 1885.
After completing the high school course at Alma, he went to Omaha where
he was graduated from the Omaha Pharmacy College. A certain attraction
at University Place, together with an inborn love of legal lore allured him
to the Law College. Here he expects to remain until he earns his degree, if
the drowsiness which so frequently attacks him in the class room does not
render such an ambition unattainable.
Roscoe RUSSELL SMITH. Born in Cooksville, Illinois, in 1884. When he
was four years old his parents moved to Schuyler, Nebraska, and again in
1895 removed to Leigh. Roscoe is a graduate of the Leigh high school and
the Fremont Normal. Like many others he has experienced the pleasures
of school teaching, but stoutly declares that he would rather be a lawyer.
Member of the Bible study committee of the Y. M. C. A. and vice-president
olfhthe Debating Club. Has not as yet decided where he will hang out his
s img e.
VARDMAN SMITH. Born May 10, 1885, at Butler, Missouri. During his
early youth it was found that the climate and soil did not agree with him.
His parents then decided to take him to a higher altitude. They moved to
Livingston, Montana, where he sprouted to a great height in a short time.
Among some of his brothers he is known as f'Spike" or "Splinter." He is
a good student and faithful worker and has a mind in proportion to his
height. He is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After com-
pleting his course he expects to take up the practice of his father, who is a
lawyer at Livingston, Montana. He will certainly do honor to himself, and
to his noble tribe-the Smiths.
ROBERT A. SPAi'rs. Commonly known as Senator Spaits of California,
a very fluent speaker, has won his fame and fortune by his wonderful power
of speech. Senator Spaits is now practicing law, in which hefhas made
great progress. His first case as attorney was for a yeast firm, and now
he is acting in the interests of a balloon maker. Besides that he has his
eye on a chance to do some briefing foran elevator manufacturing company.
Oh! that man is getting up in the world.
CHARLES ALGERNON SUNDERLIN. Phi Gamma Delta. Sudgy was born
at Chase, Michigan, December 1, 1883. The First words which came from
his lips were: "In all fairness and justice we submit that for these reasons
the affirmative should win." It seems but natural therefore that in the
Clinton, Iowa, high school, where he completed his preliminary course, and
in the University, he should take to debating as a duck does to water. Last
year was a member of the team that defeated Iowa, this year is president
of the Debating Board and a member of the team which met the University
of Wfisconsin. Sunderlin is also a prominent member of the junior class of
the general college, where he is known as "Boss Sunderlinf' Everything, it
seems, conspires to strengthen the prediction that he'will be numbered among
our future statesmen.
GEORGE NICGREGOR TUN1soN. Delta Upsilon. Vikings. Iron Sphinx.
Since 1882 he has helped to make Cozad famous. Once drilled as a sergeant
in company "Af and formerly was chairman of a Y. M. C. A. committee.
Wfas Junior Prom chairman in 1905, and is said once to have TL111 for class
president. VVill take his academic degree with the class of '05. A charter
member of the "Eussers'l and a paid up life-member of the "Also-Ransf'
His proclivity to bench work is never alowed to interfere with his strict
schedule for study. Is numbered among the intellectual giants who com-
prise the debating squad for 1906.
GLENN NORMAN VENRICK. This Hoosier was deposited by the stork at
a little home in the city of Rensselear, November 9, 1883. He early moved
to De W'itt, Nebraska, where he entered the public schools. Says he was quite
a favorite among the girls from the very first. He spent one year in the
academy at 'vVesleyan, and entered the law school in 1905, where he has made
a splendid record for scholarship, having won the second prize awarded for
high standing in the freshman class. Mr. Venrick will practice law. Emphat-
ically denies any present intention in the matrimonial line.
CLEMENT LEVERNE VVALDRON. Phi Gamma Delta. Innocents. English
Club. Born in 1884 at Great Bend, Pennsylvania. Home address Schuyler,
Nebraska. NVas president of the academic class of 1906 the second semester
of the freshman year. Vlfas major of the cadet battalion last year, secretary
of the debating board and master of ceremonies of the Pan-Hellenic. One
of the students who study, tied for third honors in the freshman law class
last semester. Will practice law.
CHARLES FRANK NVALLACE. Born in Tekamah in 1884. Graduated from
the high school of that place with the class of '01. Is a senior academic
member of the Dramatic Club, and has taken an active part in all class
elections. Has never yet been able to land a candidate. There are entirely
too many grafters in this institution for him. Took one year of Spanish
and may go to the Philippines. Is in-charge-of-the-pile-driver in the
"Knockers" fraternity. No. telling where or what he will practice.
M.-xsoN XNHEELER. Delta Tau Delta, Iron Sphinx. A graduate from the
Lincoln high school and a senior in the academic department. In the twenty
short years of his life he has been the recipient of many honors. 'Was twice
president of his class in the high school and once in the University. Editor-
in-chief of the Sombrero last year, and has held many social and military
honors in the University. Tied for second honors in the freshman law
class last semester. Is would-be-constant-but-can't member of the Eussers'
Club. Pete is energetic and will no doubt make an adversary to be feared.
LLOYD EDMOND XVI-IITNEY. Born at Grand Island but received his edu-
cation in Lincoln. Graduated from the Lincoln higlI school in 1905. I-las a
reputation as a debater. Is a fluent speaker and seems to enjoy the study
of law. After finishing his law course he expects to spend a year at Ann
Arbor then to practice in Michigan. Is one of the few of his class who
think it would be nice if the girls would study in tlIe law library. He takes
walks often for health and pleasure. Ought to become a great lawyer.
CLYDE DE CLIFFORD XVILSON. Delta Tau Delta. Phi Delta PlIi. Innocents.
Born in 1SS1 a1Id hails from Broken Bow. University honors consist of being
lirst lieutenant of the Pershings, captain of company "DfT and master of
ceremonies of the Senior Prom. Clyde pursues a peaceful cou1'se of life
Sllllllill' to the "rivers that water the woodlandsfl The only thing that really
bothers hinI is how to get rid of his allowance. Is registered in the combined
law and academic course. Wfill practice.
ORX'ILLE C. NVISDOM. Y. M. C. A. Union. Debating Society. This smil-
ing fellow was born in Blocton, Illinois, in 1SS2, but has since taken the
world by himself and calls Lincoln his home. He has attended Drake, High-
land Park, and the Nebraska State Normal. Originally he thought his calling
was that of a doctor, but one line morning lIe woke up unusually bright
and told his room-mate he was going to study law. Is most-shy member
of the Red Mikes. After iinishing the law course he will practice i1I
BENIAXBIIN DONILXLD XAIOOD. Sigma Chi. Bor1I in I-Iuniboldt, Iowa, in
1881. After completing the high school at that place, he attended Iowa
College, Chicago University 3.1'lCl Grinnell College, iII which latter institution
he took an active part in track work. Spent some years as traveling salesman,
and is now manager of the Lincoln office of the Oliver Typewriting Com-
pany. I-le is a member of tlIe Glee Club and is a jolly good fellow.
CERTAIN RESIDUARY IUNIORS
ADRAIN I-I. DAVID. The youth of the junior law class, was born january
S, 1888, at Pawnee City, Nebraska. Tiring of the monotonous and unevent-
ful village life, f'Buster,'l at a tender age, persuaded his parents to move
to the city of Lincoln, wlIere he lIas si1Ice retained his domicile. After suf-
ficiently acquainting himself with city life and city schools, he departed for
Culver military academy, which he attended for two years and a half. At
that time he frowned upon a military career, and clIose the more peaceful
but equally energetic life of a lawyer. Consequently he returnd lIonIe in
December, '04, and has since been identihed with the Nebraska Law School.
Adventuresome, cunning and shrewd beyond his age, he will doubtless make
an enviable record as a lawyer.
C. LLOYD DORT. Beta Theta Pi. Dort squalled first at Burchard,
Nebraska, in the winter of 1884. In childhood he had a1I uncontrollable
passion for throwing at the neighborsl chickens. Such acts, though followed
by much physical discomfort in the woodshed, were helpful to tlIe University
of Nebraska. They made Lloyd's riglIt 'fwing" good and- strong for tlIe
pitching staff on the Varsity ball team, 1905. Played football on the junior
class-team for lIl'11'66 years. Expects to practice law. Lloyd works out his
poll tax at Pawnee City, Nebraska.
FRANK E. EDGERTON. Took his A. B. from the University of Nebraska
in 1900, at the age of twenty-five. During the next few years he was high
school instructor in one of Nebraskals foremost cities. After getting an
introduction to law at Ann Arbor, he entered the law department of his
alma mater in 1905. l1Vhile a student he hlled an important and exacting
position on tlIe staff of the daily "Star"-the extra exertion steeling him for
the voluminous labors to be met by the successful lawyer in "that later day."
Though his native state is lowa,.Mr. Edgerton has, during recent years, been
so much of a Nebraskan that it is probable he will be found among the
future ranks of the latter state's legal profession.
GEORGE E. PROUDFIT. Sigma Chi. Phi Delta Phi. Born at Guide Rock,
Nebraska, July 9, 1883. A promising young attorney of whom the town of
Guide Rock will some day be proud. Is a gifted musician, unsurpassed in
vocal work. His favorite 'song is "Ma1'y's a Grand Old Namef' which he
is Wont to sing in the middle of the night with great pathos. ls a gay young
man and has the record of walking and talking with more divers and dif-
ferent co-eds at chapel time than any one else in school. But he traverses
the averment that he is a flirt. Head-oiler in the Greasers' Club.
CHARLES ROBERT VVILKE. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska. A graduate of
the Lincoln high school. He is very quiet and unassuming, but gets there
just the same. Has a fine personal appearance and an athletic build. lfVill
undoubtedly be able to influence the court in Vlfyoming, Where he intends
to practice. Takes to baseball and football. Says he thinks he Will like
to practice law even though the study of law is a bit too confining. His
sturdy Ways will certainly carry him to the front.
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HE College of Law, though provided for by the
University Charter of 1869, was not organized
until 1891. In 1888 a number of students in the
law oflices in Lincoln organized a class for the
study of law, with Prof. C. A. Robbins as in-
structor. The next year the Central College of
Law was established by Mr. XV. H. Smith, a
Philadelphian, who had just begun the practice
of law in Lincoln. In 1891 the regents decided
to absorb the Central College of Law, and Mr.
Smith was made Dean, serving in that capacity
for two years, when judge M. B. Reese was appointed to the
Prior to Dean Reese's administration, the course of study was
covered entirely by lectures. Dean Reese discarded the lecture sys-
tem and introduced a systematic instruction by text-bookg the case
method was also employed to some extent. The effectiveness of
the instruction given by the Dean and his assistants is shown by
the uniform success in practice of the graduates of this period.
In 1903 Dean Pound took charge, and his forceful and energetic
disposition at once manifested itself. The course of study having
been extended from two to three years, the Dean introduced the
case method in its entirety, and this method is now used exclu-
sively at Nebraska Law School. A unique and highly practical
course in conveyancing was established, giving the student a chance
to become familiar with examination of abstracts and drawing of
legal papers. Study of the code and statutes was introduced. The
practice courts were extended and made to resemble closely the
actual workings of courts of justiceg new quarters were secured
for the school and many new books for the library.
Of the present faculty, Prof. VVilson is senior in point of
service, having been with the school since its establishment in 1891,
and having taught at some time practically every subject in the
course. Prof. Hastings came in 1904, Profs. Ayers and Costigan
in 1905. Mr. Ledwith has been officially connected with the school
since 1904. 'Wfe are proud of our faculty and they deserve praise
as a most efficient body of instructors.
No sketch of law school history would be complete without a
mention of Prof. C. A. Robbins who served as instructor for twelve
years. The faithfulness of his service and uniformly high standard
of his work endeared him to all who studied under him. Students
and alumni of the school heard with regret of "Robbie's,' resigna-
tion in 1905.
just a word as to prospects. The attendance for 1905-6
reached the high mark of 193, yet we believe the school is destined
to grow still larger. The personnel of the students is changing,
many of them now in school having had a college education. The
curriculum of the school is, we believe, equal to that of any western
law school, if not to any in the country, and the character and
grade of the students turned out will add to the constantly increas-
ing reputation of the College of Law. The school deserves to grow
and prosperg we believe it will, and that it will continue, as in the
past, to exercise an increasing influence on the bar of the state.
Vive, Nebraska College of Law!
MIN THE STUDY or Law, uma QREHT
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N LINCOLN CHAPTER
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PHI DELTA PHI
The legal fraternity of Phi Delta Phi was Iounded at the law
department of the University of Michigan in 1869, by John M.
Howard, of the class of 271. Chapters are established only in law
Schools of high standing. There are thirty-three active chapters
at present. It is the policy of the fraternity not to antagonize exist-
ing societies in a school into which it enters, but to draw members
from such societies and fraternities as well as from other members
of the law-student body.
Its ,alumni have occupied the most eminent places in public
estimation. President Roosevelt and Six of the Supreme Justices
are included among its numbers.
The Lincoln chapter was granted its charter in 1895. It has
28 active members and I4I alumni. The members of the local chap-
ter have been selected because Of high grade work as well as be-
cause of Congeniality. It is noteworthy that Theta Kappa Nu hono1's
were awarded in 1905 to four members of Phi Delta Phi, and in
1906 the four highest in rank to members of this fraternity.
DEAN ROSCOE POUND
I-I. H. WILSON XVII. G. HASTINGS
J. J. LEDWITH
A. H. LUNDIN
Jas. A. CLARK E. E. SPRAGUE
CLAUDE A. DAVIS V. A. DAY
LEONARD A. FLANSBURG JAMES P. FISHER
J. K. NIORRISON GEO. D. LANTZ
P. XV. IWETZ O. M. MEXIER
JAS. R. IWCLAUGHLIN J. L. VAN BURGH A. J. STRATTON
JAY C. BAIRD HARRX' KEYSER
JOHN VV. DORRINGTON VVM. C. RANISEY
VVM. I-IOAR BERI' C. JOHNSON
GEO. PROUDFIT O. A. BERGREN
JOHN D. CLARK F. A. SCHMIDT
F. A. ANDERsON CLYDE D. VVILSON
EDWIN D. CRITES
G. M. COWGIL
. CLASS OF 1906
Firtvl' Sczzzrsfcr Scvozzd Seuzvslm'
President, Charles A. Mohrman President, Francis P. O'Gara
Vice-president, D. C. Chase Vice-president, J. K. Morrison
Secretary, Claude A. Davis Secretary, T. T. Johnson
President, Sherman E. Black President, Geo. D. Lantz
Vice-president, Alfred H. Lundin Vice-president, Martin McMahon
Secretary, James A. Clark Secretary, Chas. M. Rolfson
President, H. N. Mattley President, James A. Clark
Vice-president, Thomas H. Martin Vice-president, James T. Begley
Secretary, Albert N. Mathers Secretary, Martin McMahon
The members of the class of 1906 come from various states.
It would be interesting to know the circumstances that were in-
fluential in bringing them to the University of Nebraska to study
law. Those who were holding good positions in other lines of work
found it hard, no doubt, to settle down and spend both time and
hard-earned cash in obtaining a legal education. Some had no
expectation of following the law as a profession, and desired a legal
education merely as a foundation for a business career. Most of
us had felt a sort of a thrill pass over us whenever we were in the
presence of a court, or when we heard points of law or the pro-
fession of law discussed: and it was this, no doubt, that influenced
most of us to take up the study in earnest.
The Law School of the University of Nebraska olfered our
class an opportunity to organize, and as an inducement promised
that if we would finish its three-year course satisfactorily we should
be entitled to a sheepskin of great value, to-wit: that the lawful
possessor could by virtue thereof practice law in the courts of the
state of Nebraska.
A reconstruction period was at hand in the law department
when we entered it, and we found Dean Pound at the table of
Our future looked bright enough when we- started from home,
but after parting with a registration fee, and wandering around
among strangers a day or two, the thought came to many that pos-
sibly, after all, we had made a mistake in our plans, and we would
get along in life just as well if we went home and worked at somee
thing else. But there were no faint hearts in the class of 1906: we
had come to prepare ourselves for the noble profession, and we
determined to stick to it.
Our work has been interesting from the first lecture, and our
associations have been most pleasant. The first few days of our
work left lasting impressions with us all. The library had recently
undergone a change and was not in a condition to be used, so we
were sent to the State Capitol to use the library there. Wfe had
heard a lecture or two, but even with this knowledge of the extent
of the law were surprised to see the number of books in that library,
and wondered if we were supposed to go through all of them in
three short years.
'We had started. Soon, however, the work increased so that
our landladies exacted higher room rent to pay for extra midnight
oil. Qui' first real trials came with examinations, and we found
that the old motto, Ulf at Hrst you do n't succeed, try, try again,"
was common law in the law school.
By the end of the first year we had served as jurors and wit-
nesses: we had become acquainted with our classmates and the
instructors, and had begun to realize the immensity of our under-
Time brought changes. The next year the library was pre-
sided over by a woman librarian, and we were given our first les-
sons in library etiquette. Most of the class took kindly to the
change, but a few of us still insisted that the proper way to study
law was as we had done before, when the tables were used as foot
rests, and we had the privilege of telling funny, etc., stories without
the necessity of retiring to the court room.
The practice court work became more interesting, for we were
now lawyers, and had a bunch of freshmen to experiment on. Ora-
tors appeared on the scene. VVe began breaking away from the
instructions of the faculty, for we found it more convenient to
glance hastily through the syllabus rather than read the entire
opinion. If the syllabus was clear-" 'nuff saidf'
The legislature was in session. A few of us had found the
court house, some had actually ventured into the supreme court.
From these various sources, as well as from our law school, we
were slowly acquiring "legal learningf'
September, 1905, brought us together for our last year's work.
Still the librarian refused to smile upon us.
The faculty had changed, but they allowed no time to be
wasted, for they actually posted assignments of lessons, and ex-
pected us to recite the very first day.
Since then it has been a continual round of work and pleasure
combined. Examination week at the close of the first semester is
admitted by all to have been the worst that ever happened. But
Prof. Costigan only smiled and said, "VVait for Property III."
And now, the last semester of our course is rapidly passing.
VVe seniors are a serious bunchg there is no time for Hdeviltryl'
now, for we will soon be up against the real article.
VVe are proud of the fact that we entered the College of Law
the same year, that Dr. Roscoe Pound became Dean. Wfe hope he
is likewise proud of us, his first class. He says we have grown
intellectuallyg at any rate, it is our own fault and not his if we have
not. ' '
A better bunch of fellows was never gathered together than
those composing the class of IQO6. Having been together for three
years we have come to know each other personally, and the best of
feeling exists among us. Perhaps even more than our great achieve-
ments and good times, we will remember in after years the pleasing
personalities of our fellow classmen.
VVe now begin to realize how valuable our years here have
been and will be to us. VVe appreciate as never before our Dean
and the corps of instructors, all of whom have labored so faithfully
with us and for us.
Now we must work for ourselves. And although we are anx-
ious to be started in our chosen profession, it will be with many
regrets that the class of 1906 leaves the College of Law of the
University of Nebraska.
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Hunting nuggets of knowledge in Mining,
Say, think you we stand any ghost of a show,
H We dig' day and night unrepining,
And prospect in every Colo. report,
Pac. and Fed. reporter,
To pan out in exam: with our side lines so short
Corner stakes just so short and no shorter?
Vxfill our ignorance be patent, our claims not in plac
Or discovery niade of our salting?
Can't we jump on our horse, and strike after a trace,
And crop out on the apex unha1ting?-
Or will Costigan Hunk us Che 'd think it great fur
Final papers return from the assay
Showing 59 ounces of stuff to the ton?
By a niiil site, he won't: is what I say.
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The Law of the Land
"The lives of great men all remind us that we may make our
lives sublime." It is from motives of sincere and tender solicitation
for our descendants that we are determined to omit nothing from
these worthy annals, which would convince them that they too may
'fleave behind them footprints in the sands of time." Surely to offer
any further reasons, multitudinous as they are, to justify writing
the history of the class of 1907 would be highly frivolous. Read
of our deeds and prepare yourselves, lest flaming ambition quite
As we grow older and reminiscent, we recollect with broaden-
ing smiles how, with bated breath and obsequious demeanor, we
Hocked into our first law class and how, erect in our chairs of inse-
cure construction, with eyes intent and ears alert, the present junior
Class began its eventful career. Our instructors were most com-
mendably patient. After much assiduous effort Dean Pound rc-
marked that very few had yet learned the noble art of asking in-
telligible questions. But some time later, elated at Burke Enyart's
signs of improvement in this respect, he called a meeting of the
class with a view to organization and suggested as temporary chair-
man a bearded gentleman of judicial appearance, Merle Brown,
who was accordingly installed. Then the Dean left us to ilounder
our way through the sloughs of law school politics. Mr. Brown
made such a prepossessing spectacle with his inoustaches that he
stormed the meeting, and, when the clouds of strife had rolled
away, he appeared as our guiding star. Burt C. johnson was
elected vice-president. H. VV. Martin, as a result of adroit schem-
ing with the three lady laws, captured the secretaryship. This bold
display of feminine influence in another's favor stirred Wfilliam C.
Parriott to thunder forth a rousing speech. The class reasoning
that, if his strength of body equaled his strength of voice, he would
be eminently fitted, when Enyart should attempt to retain the floor,
to rescue order from usurping chaos, proclaimed him sergeant-at-
arms. It is a striking instance of ideal self-government that in the
junior class the need of a constitution with its complicated checks
and balances has never been felt.
The days wore on. Wfe began to, look less askance at the
syllabig to listen with diminishing horror to Professor XVilson's
cry from the desert that a number of the class were approaching
the precipice of Mt. Flunkg to laugh less boisterously at Professor
Robbinsps abstruse jokes and to spend more time on real property.
The football team, captained by Merton Corey, was working hard
to achieve fame. Its efforts increased when "Robbie,' remarked
to some of the members who were caught seuhiing in the class
room that he had always noticed that class room athletes made
sorry field athletes. Wfhen the din of conflict was over the Law
School championship was ours. About this time the class voted to
give a dance, and Calkins, Hewitt, Corey, and Brown were ap-
pointed to conduct it.
Cn came the cold, bleak days and with them the shadows of
mid-year examinations. The halls resounded with wild dialogues
on executory uses. Tmpending doom darkened the faces of many.
Enyart asked fewer questions. The fateful days came. A few fell
by the waysideg some staggered through the pearly gate, all had
been taught the lesson that freshmen have much to learn.
It was probably this conviction that led to a very stirring
event. Library books began to disappear. This amorous attention
to learning met with a jealous response from Dean Pound. His
daily invectives would have inspired Cicero himself. Library priv-
ileges were curtailed from the freshmen, until in dire desperation,
a novel plan was hit upon. Every freshman was required, upon
pain of suspicion, to file within a week an afhdavit stating that he
had no library book in his possession. The books came back with
Mercurial haste. The blot on our escutcheon was finally erased.
' But excitement was by no means on the wane. XV ith the ap-
proach of the mid-year election it was rumored that Miss Courtnay
and Miss Rust each had designs on the presidency. This, the two
ladies emphatically denied. President Brown was again quoted as
saying that he would, under no circumstances, accept another term.
In the ensuing election A. G. A. Nelson was proclaimed president.
Miss Courtnay and Miss Rust were accorded the vice-presidency.
Edward Affolter was elected secretary, and Chas. Borg, sergeant-
The results of the mid-year examinations were then made
known. The three highest men who received book prizes were
O. A. Bergren, Merle Brown, and I. D. Clark. Those three men
were appointed justices of the peace for the ensuing year.
At the beginning of the second year the burdens of office fell
upon Merton L. Corey, president, Edward Affolter, vice-president,
Benjamin F. Butler, secretary, Wfilliam Ramsey, treasurer, and
A. C. Meier, sergeant-at-arms. Their administration was a quiet
one. At Christmas time the class joined with the other classes in
presenting to Miss Glidden, as a token of high esteem, a cut glass
This semesterls regime consists of Benjamin F. Butler, presi-
dent, W. C. Parriott, vice-president, joseph R. Green, secretaryg
Irene Courtnay, treasurer, Kate Kendall and A. C. Meier, ser-
The class has been well represented in University enterprises.
In debating, Merton Corey was an alternate on the team that de-
feated Vifashington University last year, and Charles A. Sawyer
was a member of the team that defeated Kansas University two
years ago and Iowa University last year. In journalism jack Clark
did excellent work as editor-in-chief of the "Daily Nebraskann last
semester. In athletics, VVilliam I-Ioar has for the past two years
been captain of the basketball teamg Burt C. johnson was at Chi-
cago last year proclaimed the champion gymnast of the Mid-'West
Wfilliam Smith and Charles Dort have been members of the football
eleven and baseball nine.
And now with this record we rest our case. If we have ac-
complished little, at least we have learned how "to labor and to
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Sept. 28. Pete, the box-car tourist, arrives from California.
Octo. 1. Favinger starts to talk about his brother-in-law. Is
not stopped for twenty minutes.
Qcto. 2. Pat Day appears, as fat as a bear. He shows the
effect of working as clerk in a restaurant where they serve the best
Octo. 3. Black goes to Red Oak, Iowa, to attend to interests
Octo. 4-31. Rathburn conspicuous for his absence duringe this
Octo. 4. Hendrickson debates on, "XVhy Should we Favor the
Octo. 6. Senior laws out all day searching for the brother of
their classmate O'Gara.
Octo. 8. Sawyer Cseniorj relieved of certain goods and chat-
tels in Salt Lake City.
Octo. 9. Costigan: "XfVhat is the case on page 139 ?" jen-
nings: "I only read to 1387
Octo. 12. Tom Martin goes home to husk his corn the same
day the football team leaves on a trip. His absence is explained to
the prof as follows: f'He has gone with the corn huskersf'
Octo. 14. Jimmie Van is sore afflicted: can come to class only
three days a week. Quotes Job.
Goto. 18. Wfilson speaks on the necessity of preserving note
books, and thinks they will be valuable in future time.
Octo. 21. Law students do electioneering for Hastings, Led-1
with and Wfhelan.
Ccto. 23. judge lfVaters does n't know this man Ledwith.
Qcto. 24. Hastings in Constitutional Law class: "Mr, Faulk-
ner, would you please remove your feet from the chandeliers?
They bother me as I can not see anything back of themf'
Octo. 28. Sawyer asleep in the court room.
Octo. 28. Hendrickson asleep in the court room.
Gcto. 30. Davis is reported to be sick to-day. Ayers tenders
his sympathy. Two minutes later Davis appears in the class room.
Nov. 2. Prof. to Sawyer Qseniorj, "The Lord loveth a cheer-
ful liar." Said not to have been irrelevant.
Nov. 3. judge Day loses a lock of hair by the feat Cfeetj of
Nov. 5. Pound acts as janitor again. 3
Nov. 7. Carl Peterson reads in drawling voice from note book
for ten minutes. Hastings: "XWhat's that case about, Mr. Peter-
son?" No reply. '
Nov. 13. Black once more goes to Red Qak. It is feared
rather that he will miss more in school than miss Miss Moore in
Nov. 14. Begley goes to Springfield to try a case in justice
court. He out-talks the opposing counsel and gets a judgment in
favor of his client.
Nov. 16. Law School loses four members by action of the
Nov. 18. The examination papers in Sales are handed back
to the juniors for their own correction.
Nov. 20. State journal: "The Senior Annual . . the
only class book to be published this year."
Nov. 24. Rathburn appears in classroom.
Nov. 28. W'hitney and Paley are charged ten cents each for
the service of summons upon them. Corey the sheriff has two
cigars at their expense.
Nov. 29. Prof. Ayers Cdulcejz "Miss Courtnayf' Voice
Clmsso profmzdoj : "Here"
Nov. 30. Seniors skip a class and attend a divorce suit.
Dec. 1. Ayers exhorts the class always to be fair. "Be as
honest and fair to your opponents as Mr. Borg and Mr. Eager are
with the opposing football playersf'
Dec. 8. A bevy of Women consult Pound on the right of con-
demnation by the Tnterurban line. They dislike his free advice and
denounce him as being in league with the company.
Dec. Io. Calkins, after reading from the Nebr. reports, looks
up a reference to "ao Id. 26," and asks several where he can find
the Idaho reports.
Dec. IO. All the chairs in Union hall are piled by the seniors
in front of the door. But the prof. makes his way through to his
Dec. 18. The Lowe-Howard episode.
Dee. 18. The Gibbs-Faulkner episode.
Dec. 19. Black and Clark engage. Black emerges with a
black eye. n
Dee. 21. Miss Glidden is remembered by the .law students.
Dec. 22. Sunny Day gets a box of candy through the mails.
Looks foolish and abashed. Runs off from under his hat when
approached by johnny Morrison and Hees to his room, bare-headed.
Dec. 22. Dean Pound and Enyart hold a conversation in Latin
in the classroom.
Dec. 29. Bartos asks Mr. Flansburg if it is well to make a
flowery speech to the jury.
Ian. 4. Bollen consumes the period in partnership arguing the
case of Case U. Beauregard.
Ian. 6. Chase, Begley, Martin and McDuffee run off to the
court house for the fifth consecutive day. Must be a sensational
case on trial.
Ian. 7. Crocker has procured the license. Her folks interfere
and send her to England before execution of the power given by
the said license.
Ian. 9. Eager, representative of Standard Oil, argues the in-
justice to the corporations of the doctrine of Hunit of service."
Ian. I2. Mattley for fifty-fifth time gets a phone call while in
the class room.
Jan. 14. T. R. Nelson sleeps while Hastings discusses Dart-
mouth College case. Hastings: "Anyone who would sleep through
that case will never make a lawyer."
Ian. 15. Kimmel drives the victorious chariot across the Union
Hall stage. Ben Hur put in the shade. Sprague and Eager act as
Ian. 15. O'Gara for nine hundred and ninety-ninth time this
semester thinks the decision contrary to equity and good conscience.
Ian. 18. Visiting Chinamen chatter in the chapel while the
chickens cackle in the gym.
Ian. 18. Ayers in demonstrating the entity theory explains
how a three-hundred pound man may be lifted by four fingers.
Ian. 19. Members of the second year class in sales spend the
evening with their tutor. The beneficial title to a .large quantity of
Duke's passes up in smoke.
jan. 20. The same tutor gives a smoker for the seniors.
Ian. 22. Simon is asked to have his photo taken for this book.
Says he: "I hgure it that I do n't owe any duty to anybody?
Ian. 22. Costigan learns that there is a committee of freshmen
at the door to see whether or not the roll is to be called.
Ian. 23. The seniors under leadership of Bufhngton consider
the f'Little Red VVagon" case.
Ian. 23. Cn this, the last day for filing the answer, Gibson and
Parriott induce Bartos, clerk, to hang around after supper. Martin,
opposing attorney, uses more persuasion. He gives Bartos two
tickets to the Lyric, and Gibson and Parriott are unable to tile their
jan. 25. The personnel of the supreme bench in the practice
court room today is Chase, Kendall, and Gibbs, in that order.
Jan. 28. Gibson came to school without his hair combed.
Wfhat can we say for his wife?
jan. 28. Re McCormick's Estate explained to the partnership
class. Seniors given a one-hour lesson in addition and long-division.
jan. 28. Hastings hands out the wrong questions in exam and
catches several napping.
jan. 29. Examinations on.
Feb. 3. The little comedy of the senior class becomes a serious
Feb. 4. Seniors vote to pledge their honor to the Chancellor.
Sprague Qin the meetingj, "T insist there is no honor left in the
Feb. 4. jack Clark leaves for New York to enter Columbia
Feb. 6. The Nebraskan suspends publication.
Feb. 7. Enyart wants to know why they "squashed" his
Feb. 8. Costigan's wit fails to amuse the seniors. He can not
get a smile from the property class.
Feb. 9. XfVilson gives his animal lecture on the value of the
law of evidence.
Feb. 9. Lantz refuses to disclose the cause of his black eye. A
Bill of Discovery should be filed and Fisher joined as respondent.
Feb. IO. Faulkner announces that he has lost his valuable notes
Feb. Io. Ayers defines a franchise as "'something given by the
legislature, oftentimes a graft."
Feb. Io. Sprague gets an extra S50 from home this month.
Stratton, Fisher and Sprague are missed from class for a week.
Feb. II. Lowe draws loo per cent in damages. Gibbs draws
foo per cent in insurance.
Feb. 12. The prof. urges juniors to buy books and tells them
that, if twenty-five purchase, they can be had for 32.95 instead of
Feb. 13. Fire in the library. Green works up a sweat.
Feb. I4.,.'D6 Lacy and Ryan try a case in the justice court to
recover the Sigma Chi window curtains.
Feb. I6. The class in bankruptcy drop formalities. Meier
rests his feet upon the teacherls desk during the lecture.
Feb. 17. H611d1'lCliSO11'S neck is shaved "on the dip." Shaw
Van said to be responsible.
Feb. 18. Senior laws admitted into the fold of the senior aca-
demic class. Crites, lawyer, elected president. .
Feb. 18. Mathers leaves school to enter into the business
Feb. 19. Miss Grace Trigg is' "marked neti' by the senior laws.
Feb. 20. The Union society accepts settlement for the damages
to their hall.
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Feb. 2I. Pound goes to Vlfashington. It is rumored that hc
is to be a special guest at the wedding of Miss Roosevelt.
Feb. 23. Green looks so well when he sits for his photo for
this book that the artist takes a large negative for his own use.
Feb. 24. O'Gara attracts attention in the general library- by
his loud exclamation: "the devil!"
Feb. 25. ' Costigan again says to the seniors: 'IAS we learned
in the lesson we did n't have." Seniors make arrangements to take
that lesson they did n't have.
Feb. 27. Borg leaves for Panama. Looks lonesome in antici-
pation even before leaving Lincoln.
Feb. 28. Fat Stratton studies in the general library.
Mar. I. Stratton begins to keep lent. Speculations are rife
as to the impelling motive.
Mar. 3. Martin and Hendrickson nominated for offices in the
senior academic class. Both lost for want of second.
Mar. 6. Democratic banquet at the Lincoln last night. O'Gara
not seen at early classes this morning.
Mar. 6. Pound tries to knock down the door of Union Hall.
Mar. 7. Kreycik is disappointed. He has merely two of the
"subsidiary,' members of the junior class to write up.
Mar. 8. Flansburg comes back after his illness with well-
' Mar. 8. Costigan tells how only to get the beneficial use of a
life interest in a bottle of Wine.
Mar. 9. Gibson appointed chief of the steam-heating apparatus
in U 309.
Mar. 12. Brubaker is given a free ride in equity pleading class.
Mar. 13. Calkins, the neat, came to school without a collar.
Mar. 14. Metz answers that a hotch-pot is a j ack-pot.
Mar. I6. Costigan and Covvgil have a bout in contracts class.
Covvgil, after giving thanks for the compliment which is bestowed
without charges, gets up and leaves the room.
Mar. I7. Costigan Cto a couple of freshmenj, 'AI think more
of your class than any other in school." -
Mar. 17. Exam in legal bibliography.
Mar. 19. Kramer said to have given 31.00 to swell college
settlement fund. Later reports contradictory.
Mar. 2o. Kimmel Walks into constitutional law class ten min-
utes late and forgets to remove his hat.
Mar. 21. Pound to Mrs. Raymond: "Music must not conflict
with my schedules."
Mar. 22. Hastings announces to the freshmen that he has
opened his office as a hospital for crippled chairs.
Mar. 24. Prof. Ayers works out the problem logically.
Mar. 25. Gnly six members of class in corporations skip out
Mar. 26. Pound rings up an extra fare on the street car and
refuses to pay. The con declares that he himself will have to make
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"Send the company to me and I will settle with them." And he
Mar. 26. juniors attempt to introduce April fool in advance,
and are requested by Miss Conklin to desist. Seniors are wise and
fail to kick at the hat.
Mar. 27. Costigan is surprised that certain freshmen are so
far awake as to know when the class time is up.
Mar. 27. Participants in bibliography exam so poorly pre-
pared that no prize is awarded.
Mar. 29. Prof. Ayers telegraphs from Boston the various class
Mar. 29. McDuffee is confused in administering the -voir dire
oath. After hesitation he ends, "So help you God," and lets it go
Mar. 29. Martin and Buflington go hunting. All they get is
Mar. 31. Kurtz, the Lajoie of the Law School, out on the ball
Held with a bran new red suit.
Apr. I. Barta reported to be ill. But he is only shufliing off
the immortal cards for successive games of whist.
Apr. 2. Day is appointed to keep order in the class in corpor-
Apr. 2. T. R. Nelson agrees that the case involving a slaughter
house should be reconciled with the Slaughter House Cases, for
they have the same smell.
Apr. 3. Costigan talks about appointing an estate to a man
because he has curly whiskers, "or what not."
Apr. 3. Hastings lets out at I2 M, being deceived by the gong.
Apr. 3. Metz asks the Dean for a harder case to try in practice
Apr. 5. The Gretna "Breeze', tells the home folks about lohn
Morrison, "the smartest man in the law schoolf'
Apr. 7. Spittoons are furnished to the lawyers. Hereafter
they will be compelled to pay a "Spittoon Feel' of 51.00 per semester.
Apr. 7. Day talks in the library and is called down by librarian,
whereupon he wants to know if she is running a Sunday school
there. Pound interferes.
Apr. 9. O'Gara defends the law department and its members
with a vigorous article in the Nebraskan.
Apr. 9. Simms snores in the freshman class,
Apr. Io. Costiffan talks of "Bl k
other healthy babes.
b ac , Davis, Clark, and several
Apr. 11. Green circulates resolutions condemning his class.
4 pr. II. Shaw Van uses one
of the trophy spittoons as a
AT THE ULD NEBRASKA LAW SCHOOL
'Wfill you listen, gentle reader,
Wfill you listen while I tell you
Of a noble class of students,
Great in numbers as in knowledge?
I will tell you of the freshmen,
Ah! the freshmen of the Law School,
I will tell how they gathered
To the old Nebraska Law School.
In their homes, some great, some lowly,
Lived these noble-minded fellows,
Many living close together,
Many living .far off yonder
In the distant states and counties,
Knowing not of one another,
Knowing not they soon would gather
To the old Nebraska Law School.
Yet these men were not contented,
ln their hearts was oft a craving,
Often longed they for more knowledge
Of the laws that govern people,
To know more of the tribunal
Wfhere administered is justice.
So they decided that they'd come here
To the old Nebraska Law School.
They at nrst were disconcerted
W'hen they came to these surroundings,
For the scenes were strange unto them
And the faces unfamiliar.
But they soon made friends among these
W'ho helped them out in many troubles
VVith the grievous registration
At the old Nebraska Law School.
But they soon became accustomed
To their studies, to their law books,
And they studied hard, these freshmen,
Studied hard they and enjoyed it,
For they felt a satisfaction
Of their great desire for knowledge,
Ah! how lucky that they'd come here
To the old Nebraska Law School.
And they waxed wise, did these freshmen,
As the time swiftly proceeded,
Learned they much of torts and contracts,
Property and law thatls common.
Yes, they marveled, the professors,
At their learned class discussions,
Marveled e'en the best professors
Of the old Nebraska Law School.
So the profs all planned together
How to test these first year law men,
And they fixed up tough and knotty
But the freshmen waded through them,
Thus confirmed their reputation
By their high and well-earned markings
At the old Nebraska Law School.
VVell they pleased, did these same freshmen,
Costigan and Pound and VVilson,
Under whom they had so labored
Through the first semesterls school work.
Ayres and Hastings though will join them
In expressing this opinion,
'fNever was before their equal
At the old Nebraska Law School."
So we see these freshmen rising
Through the different years and classesg
Iuniors next and then as seniors
VVill they work their way undaunted
Till their college work is ended,
Till we see them all presented
VVell-earned and deserved diplomas
By the old Nebraska Law School.
Then they ,ll scatter as they gathered,
Different lands and states will claim themg
Some will follow their profession,
Others different lines will follow.-
But when pressed with years and trouble
They will oft reflect with pleasure
Upon their entrance here as freshmen
ln the old Nebraska Law School.
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Tis a pleasant room, old three-naught-s
Wfith work and pleasure blended,
VVhere each day marks an upward step
On th: legal path ascendedg
VVhere a hundred ninety lawyer boys,
Round the study tables seated,
Are each by an impartial hand
To a text or case-book treated.
'Tis there behind the oaken desk-
The librarian's honored boWer,-
Witl1 pleasantness and modesty
In a governmental power,
Clara Glidden, in her gentle way
'Mong the legal volumes moving,
To a friend in need a friend indeed
To every toiler proving, b
Has been the lawyerls faithful friend
And for his good has striven.
Hence our respects, so well deserved,
Is freely, frankly giveng
And often in the coming years,
Our thought in life-work hidden,
lfVe'll be students yet, nor soon forget
Our gratitude to Glidden.
ll V ll dl if all
i l EEE.'EEE!li Q l"'l"'l A ,f l
RESPECT FOR LAW'
BY ROSCOE POUND., DEAN
D! ' , 3 L.-XY friend to whom I suggested the sub-
ject, "Respect for Law." responded. as
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lavmen will, If You want the law re-
spected, make it respectable." Our pro-
' ,, if 'f n ession is usec to suci jests. aniuiani,
some 2250 years
changed their dec
spiders' webs, in
through. The aut
that Alfred hung
names it as one of
he lived that such
before Christ, legislated against judges who
isions. The Greek wise man compared laws to
which small nies are caught but the great break
hor of the apocryphal Mirror of Justices tells us
some thirty-two judges during' his reign, and
the chief abuses of the degenerate times in which
executions had ceased. The monks of the Mid-
dle Ages had a saying, 'iB0lIfZI5 j111'1's111, 11101115 C1Z1'1.SfC'l,U and Luther
went them one better with his, Hf1lI'1'Sff'll 110050 C111'Z'Sft'11f, ja c1111-
b011's1c1z."' Melancthon termed us u1UgI1l11 r011101'f01'rs, 110110111111
F.1'f01'fCS.H Shakespeare had more than one Hing at the law and its
professors. The subtleties of law and the artincialities of procedure
have been satyrized by Browning. Tn short, as long as there have
been laws and lawyers, conscientious and well-meaning men have
believed laws mere arbitrary technicalities and lawyers crafty warp-
ers of them to suit their own purposes.
It is evident, then, that a great deal of what is said about the
law, in any age, must be taken with much allowance. The defeated
litigant, the lawyer who does not observe Judge Groverls rule as
to election of remedies, the man of one idea, whose idea has not
yet been embodied in the law of the land, the man who is on inti-
'liuniaeaumamcs I5 Fl 51:1sN1:E, fuvu uns nv
THE GRFINEEET EEIENEE5 UPDN WHICH THE
HHMAN Minn ann BE EmP1..u-1E1:x,"- asmntev
mate terms with his Creator and can expound I-Iis will offhand on
all occasions, the man who thinks the administration of justice the
simplest of matters, which any one can carry on by the light of
nature,-all these in all times swell a chorus of harmless complaint
against even the best of legal systems. But we should not be de-
ceived by this innocuous and inevitable outcry against all law into
overlooking or underrating the real and serious lack of respect for
law which exists in America.
A philosopher defined law as the external conditions of life
measured by reason. If the current disrespect for law meant dis-
respect for reason, if it meant that the people were unwilling to
measure their relations with each other by reason, but sought to
leave them to cat 'ce and the chance impulse of the moment, it
would be a serious phenomenon indeed. But, serious as disrespect
for the law must always be, I am persuaded the present attitude of
the public toward the law is not of this sort. I believe it a normal
phenomenon in legal history, a necessary incident of a period of
transition to enacted law. So far from rejecting reason, the people
are endeavoring to reason. But they are not agreed, and as they
are many and the law is one, the law can not accord with all of
them. The reasons of conflicting interests in the community con-
Hict with each other, and each conflicts with the reason of the past,
embodied in the common law, and the reason of the whole people,
as embodied in the statutes. For instance, the ultra-individualism
of our common law, to which our ancestors were attached so stead-
fastly, conflicts with the reason and with the interests of two of the
dominant classes of modern society. In its insistence on freedom
of contract, on individual freedom to work as, and as long as, one
chooses, and on individual responsibility forthe risk of employ-
ment, it confiicts with the reason and with the interest of laborers.
In its insistence on competition at all events and at whatever cost,
its hostility to combination and organization, its insistence that a
partnership is not an entity, and its narrow views of the powers of
corporations, it conflicts with the reason and the interest of men of
business. Thus the two chief forces in the community, labor and
business, are out of accord with the law, and this at a time when
each is pushing forward and extending its influence.
Individual grievances against the law are as old as the law.
They have no necessary effect. On the other hand, friction be-
tween the law and important groups or classes in the community
affects the whole administration of justice. In legal history, it has
produced fictions--an apparent law of one tenor, and an actual law
of another. W'ith us, there is, perhaps as yet no resultant fiction.
But our well-known phenomenon, the dead-letter statute, is some-
thing very like one. In truth, all departments of law are strained
and warped by such a contlict between the reason of the law and
the reason of important portions of society. Today, one part of
the community strain their oaths in the jury-box and Find verdicts
against corporations in the teeth of law and evidence, to vindicate
their personal notions of justice, the other retain lawyers by the
year to advise them how to evade what to them are unintelligent
and unreasonable restrictions upon necessary modes of doing busi-
ness. Eloquent advocates exert their talents to incite the one.
Diligent and acute Scholars in the law put arth their best energies
to assist the other. Thus it comes about that the law is one thing
and the practice another, and that a respectable man convicted of
violating the land laws of the United States can tell us, I doubt not
in good faith, that he meant no ill, and did what every one was doing
without consciousness of wrong. VVe laugh at the Roman who
could only sue for vines cut down under the liction that they were
treesg at the Englishman of john's day who, to recover for deceit
practiced by his landlady, had to allege that she sold him beer by a
false measure "with force and arms and in breach of the King's
peacevg at the declaration in trover, with its allegation ot the casual
finding of, say, a thousand tons ot pig iron, at the procedure in
ejectment, with its fictitious lease, fictitious plaintiff and fictitious
defendant. But our modern American race to beat and evade the
law, brought about by like causes, is producing like results. 7
This race in beating the law is furthered by what Professor
Wfigmore calls the "sporting theory' of justice, characteristic of our
contentious procedure, which makes the law a game with prizes for
the most astute player or the most determined bluffer. Neither the
players who take part in such a game nor the public who witness it
can be expected to have much respect for it. just as the protes-
sional football coach, in order to win at any cost, coached his play-
ers in systematic violations of the rules, the lawyer-coach coaches
his client in the tricks of the great game.
I remember once seeing a successful business man watching a
trial in which he was interested. As objections to evidence were
made in the usual machine-gun style, his eyes sparkled. He turned
to me and whispered, "My God, Pound, just watch him take his ex-
ceptions." We must not be surprised that business men who ac-
quire that View of litigation from attendance on our courts regard
the law as a set of arbitrary, artificial shackles upon legitimate enter-V
prise, to be evaded as best ,ne may. Nor should we be surprised
that laborers, who sit upon juries and, under the rules of the game,
are exhorted by counsel to return verdicts on impulse and sympathy
and prejudice, while the umpire-judge submits abstract, technical,
colorless written instructions, unintelligible to the lay mind,-I
say we should not be surprised that they too, when courts declare
statutes they regard as of the highest. importance invalid for conflict
with dogmas they have been taught to hold obsolete, should look
upon law as a body of arbitrary restrictions, to be avoided under
the rules of the game, if possibleg if not, then as best they may.
I do not say that all of the current disrespect for law is due to
the causes I have suggested. Wfhere the people make the laws, it
may be that lack of respect for what they make and unmake at will
is inevitable. It may be that an imperative stage of law requires
authority to make its rules effective. It is true also, as I have said,
that there will always be dissatisfaction with law and distrust of
lawyers. justice, which is the end of the law, is the ideal compro-
mise between the activities of each and of all in a crowded world.
The law seeks to harmonize these activities and to adjust the rela-
tions of every man with his fellows so as to accord with the moral
sense of the community. Wfhen the community is at one in its
ideas of justice, this task is not so difficult. NVhen the community
is divided -and diversified, and groups, and classes, and interests,
understanding each other none too well, have conflicting ideas of
justice, the task is extremely difficult. In truth, it is impossible
that legal and ethical ideas should be in entire accord in such a
society. The individual looks at cases one by one, and measures
them by his individual sense of right and wrong. The lawyer must
look at cases in gross, and must measure them by an artificial stand-
ard. I-Ie must apply the ethics of the community as laid down in
the law, not his own. And this divergence between the ethical and
the legal, as each individual sees it, makes him say with Luther,
"good jurist-, bad Christian."
In the United States, political jealousy affords a special reason
for public distrust of the lawyer. None of us would agree to the
,BRING Trl BEAR HLLTHE Fnwf-R5 nr: YD'-IR
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Latin regime which resorts to revolution instead ot a writ of Quo
Wfarranto. A century of opposition to the power of courts over
unconstitutional legislation has left the doctrine firmly intrenched
in our polity. But where the constitution is constructed and recon-
structed by lawyers and on legal theories, where questions of the
highest economic and social import have to be passed upon by the
courts in determining private controversies, the strain upon the law
and upon the machinery of its administration is necessarily very
great. It restrains, not individuals alone, but a whole people. And
the people so restrained is apt to be jealous of the visible agents of
the restraint, and to charge every departure from the social or eth-
ical demands of the moment to warping of the law by crafty lawyers.
But I speak of respect for In-zu, not of respect for Ia'zuyc'r.t. For
it lawyers do not respect the law, who will? Respect for the law
must begin with us. The bar has maintained a wonderful standard
in this country when we consider how zealously we have wrought
to turn the profession into a mere trade. XVhen we reflect that
counsel is an oficer of the court, charged with the duty of assisting
the court in the administration of justice, it seems difficult to con-
ceive that counsel are hired by the year as part of the administrative
staff of organizations that are everyday litigants to assist them in
evasions of the law. WVe have gained much in some ways in unify-
ing the professiong but in degrading the honorable position of
counselor at law to that of a hired servant, we have lost quite as
much as we gained. I do not question that all large enterprises
must have their regular attorneys, employed for their business alone.
On the other hand, to have the counsel who appears in court and
conducts arguments and tries causes appear in the livery of a liti-
gant is a distinct misfortune. I do not for a moment advocate any
scheme so chimerical as division of the profession in America. But
I do say that the commercial standard must be discarded and the
professional standard restored, or we shall ourselves have dealt a
sad blow at public respect for law.
Today the growing point of law is in legislation. Judicial law-
making is sterile. The growth of the future will take place through
deliberate, conscious enactment, not by chance application of anal-
ogies as causes arise. But the province of legislation in legal mat-
ters is greatly misconceived. Laws are looked on as a sort of elixir
of life for the body politic. Every one has his legislative pink pills
or boluses or invigorating nervous essences to prescribe. The stat-
ute-books teem with new laws on matters where the substantive
principles of the common law were abundantly sufficient. Only the
lawyer can legislate effectively in purely legal matters. He alone
knows the old law, the mischief, and the practicable remedy. He,
at least, can see that to enact new laws declaring what was com-
mon-law already is confusing rather than elucidating the obvious.
He alone can deal with the problem of today, how to CLd7l1'l.71'ZiSf67'
the law to meet the demands of the world that is. "Covenants,"
says Hobbes, "without the sword avail nothing." New laws are
Eptsneeded, but rather a more efficient and effectual machinery for
enforcing what we have. lTo make the law respected, we must pro-
vide laws that can be obeyed and can be enforced, must provide
adequate machinery to enforce them, and the bar must devote its
energies to the impartial administration of them to great and small
alike. This is an honorable work, and, like all great work, it must
be done, not for applause or for reward but for its own sake. lOut
o it, as in so many other crises in our legal history, will arise once
more, unimpaired in its essential lines, that 'fliving temple of jus-
tice, that immemorial and yet freshly-growing fabric of our common
law" of which, as Sir Frederick Pollock has put it so well, "the
least of us is proud, who may point to so much as one stone thereof
and say, the work of my hands is there."
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BY PROFESSOR WILLIAM G. Hixs'r1Nos
The lawyer need make no apology for what laymen regard as
the peculiar ethics of his profession. It requires no skill in casuistry
to show that he accepts a peculiar position. That position has its
privileges and its responsibilities. I-Ie is not usually bound to as-
sume the relation of advocate and legal adviser in civil matters, but
having taken it he is bound to assume certain things, and even if he
can not believe them, to act as if he did.
Vtfhen assigned to the duty he may be required to act in behalf
of one charged with crime on pain of loss of his position in the
profession. In civil matters such a rule does not obtain and ordi-
narily he is at liberty to take or refuse employment. Having taken
it, however, he is bound to accept and act upon two propositions:
first, that his client's account of the latter's own case is true, second,
that the rights accruing under the law to his client by reason of the
facts of that case are justly his and should be, as nearly as possible,
all secured to him. If the lawyer is not willing to assume and act
upon these two propositions to the utmost of his ability, learning
and strength, he should not undertake that case.
If he does undertake it he is bound to use every lawful means
for success and especially to give the client his very best judgment
and advice with a view solely to that clientis interestg and he is
bound to keep the client's secrets absolutely inviolable so far as they
have come to the lawyer's knowledge by reason of such employment.
It will be readily perceived that the consequences of the fore-
going assumptions are sometimes very far-reaching. Cf course,
nothing can justify advising a course clearly illegal. The lawyer
shown to have advised and knowingly assisted in a fraud is dis-
barred for so doing, but much short of this he is liable to find him-
self advancing arguments he knows to be unsound and urging upon
courts and juries the adoption of conclusions in which he does not
The celebrated French lawyer Berryer is said to have once
replied to a lady who asked him why he brought so many bad cases,
even though he did win them, "Because, Madam, I lose so many
good ones." The answer seems at first glance merely cynical but it
is not so. It has under it the profound thought that the lawyer is,
after all, merely trying to help in the application of an external and
objective social standard of right and wrong and not his own. In
getting that standard applied he represents the interests of his client,
and in doing so can usually justify anything short of actual mis-
representations of law or of fact. Wlietliei' intentional suppression
of either amounts to such misrepresentation, and necessity for its
use in a given case demands a withdrawal from that case on the
lawyer's part is, ordinarily, left to his own conscience. The mere
fact that the lawyer himself holds to a different view of the law or a
different opinion as to the fact should not deprive his client of a
more favorable one held by court or jury.
The necessity of free discussion in the forum makes the two
assumptions above mentioned indispensable, and court rules and
professional opinion will both uphold the lawyer in acting upon
them in all lawful ways. The supreme court of Nebraska was in-
clined early to a somewhat stringent view of the subject of Hmis-
conduct" as a ground of new trials. The later decisions of that
court, however, have indicated a clear perception that in so doing
some risk of crippling the efficiency of the trial as a means of ascer-
taining the truth was incurred.
The lawyer is not alone in undertaking work involving as-
sumptions liable to obscure the truth and even to cause habits tend-
ing to prevent its successful application. The soldier must assume,
even to the extent of willingness to slay the assertor of the contrary,
that his country's cause, or that of the land for which he lights, is
just, and that the orders of his superior are right and should be
carried out. This has been sometimes supposed to convert him into
a killing machine, as the lawyer's acceptance of employment in a
case has been sometimes thought to convert him into a talking
The minister of the gospel adopts a creed and identifies himself
with a church organization. He must thereafter assume that creed
as true and defend and expound the tenets of that church at the risk
of being pronounced heretical and treacherous if he varies, or un-
faithful if he turns lukewarm. How much of the exercise of H-the
will to believe" this may involve there is neither space nor occasion
now to inquire. The point is that, like the lawyer, he has fixed pos-
tulates to which he must adjust his search for truth. The lawyer
may even claim the advantage over both, that his assumptions are
avowedly temporary, only undertaken for the case in hand and
frankly so, thus putting him on the whole in a better position than
his martial or clerical brother. He, also, can withdraw from his
case easier than they, if the moral burden gets too heavy.
This is not advanced as an explanation of the fact, alluded to
by Sir Henry Maine, that while the Roman military men seem to
have given themselves unreservedly to the downward social move-
ment under the empire towards Asiatic luxury, the lawyers, the only
other professional class in that society, generally adopted the stoic
philosophy and stood out against that movement. Certain it is,
they were the conservative force of that time, and under the em-
perors guided the development of the legal system which is the
most lasting and permanently important of that people's work.
Law of course implies force and is in fact a system for apply-
ing force to those who, it is assumed, can not otherwise be success-
fully governed. The Quaker in renouncing force rightly renounces
also the advantages offered by legal proceedings.
Perhaps, when we have attained in the west to the heights of a
Confucian system of civilization we may be able to do without it.
Perhaps, when we have reached the Chinese stage of development,
and have ceased to find, or search for, new natural forces, have
developed all our resources and neither can nor care to amass more
wealth or dispute over it, like the Chinese, we may be able to do
without professional lawyers. Perhaps we shall, like them, when
even under such circumstances a dispute does arise, send a calm-
minded official to collect from each party as large a doizccm' as pos-
sible, to assure them that they are both right, but that there is no
longer anything to contend about, and to exhort them to pious
contemplation of Confucian virtue, as exemplified in his own person.
Wliile the legal struggle still continues to be a feature of our
civilization, however, lawyers must conduct it according to rules
applicable to the game. It would be well, also, for them to recog-
nize the indispensable character of those rules and that a general
failure manfully and honestly to abide by and apply them will de-
stroy the power, profit, and usefulness of the profession. If they
would have standing as a class in the community, they must respect
the work of their own and their predecessors' hands-the law and
its judgments. -
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'icing PEERLESS nro. co. v. New YORK, N. H. at H. R. R. 511
case whether, when the engine was to be
used for shitting. the train was drawn Qnto
the siding. The evidence reported is not in-
consistent with a tinding thatg when the en-
gine and car were drawn upon the iding,
as in this instaiice, the universal practice
hitherto had been for the train to remain
there without moving for several hours. It
this be so, there was ample evidence that her
conduct was not careless. lf. on the co'
trnry, the engine and car were occa-sit'
backed down on the siding, as on
sion, the question is not so clt
lack of absolute certainty in f
decide it lf the deceased "
steps had been used by the public ,and the'
defendants' employes for inany years, were
evidence from which it might be found that
the defendants should have anticipated that
some one of the public or of their employes
might be on the path at the place over which
they were about to move the train. Reason-
ahle men might also find that, having rea-
son to anticipate a human being might be
in agposition to be seriously injured bythe
'1 contemplated, men of ordinary pru-
"'i"' renard to their general obliga-
'teir lawful business as
nuld not set in motion
' 1 that result., With-
car would not be niovef' S OHS to Dl'9V91'1t it'
her conduct at the tin ' -Qgzgy-Ri-B X 1' the DQFSOHS WT10'
by that ofa person of n 162211 defifl-MOB
tertaining the same Qgf fg n X vitees. Mitchell
tfiinty. iviieum X 9 , i s f f ' Art. 074: Shea
gent would be f' " C-' - ,"-Cl. 7742 Davis
tion whether : jgii tl. 1085 Myers
not. Whether ' ',! HN ,ft fgff' ktl. 892. The
stand front th x 'A' :fl 'ns Whatever
was at this t c it I If MWQW e of care is
lzacliiiig dowi 1 5.3 The fact
caution to'av gr' .fit '- 'S UDOU tae
u Jon which t Mx i " Fr" f -IOUFS wi 1-
tliat some re. - , E 'E P Zfliginal I'6Z1SOll'
tt in the at-151-AQ'i75'lx ' ,53 9 3' .1 g unusual,
gd. If the Q' Xp 22s ,E-ff-15:5 R7 ztion. The
as a person jGf'0A ,yT-fifth ' when an
to the dange. 4, .X-, X 2 of a pre-
prudent penst ' G 5 did take 111
not negligent. Xfs- ,I fag., ,gi tx lx K I ,- xine, ' f
Evidence oi 5 0 K -2' " , - YN vt I .o pnt in evi-
when crossing Qff - . estion of the
fear ot trains, ' tnts' employes
ctpufm. such t Q33-32,5 f N senger car, en-
when the condu Qi " -' V depend upon
closed, but is no a train of any
having some tent -eight, or mi!-
of care upon the g of the rules,
1. Railroad, T3 N. Xt"-tb " ,+R were intended
evidence, therefore ls, these rules
this case to prove ca " fp f fgiiil x I Whether they
time she was seen upt. . 6" X . fl Ehertrial may
was killed. For a part JW before us.
entered upon the railror ' f ' vidence ofi the
ed by the station buildin, se should have
who testified as to her cc 5 qv UC gs
not conceded that she une f' 'VW' 4 trial granted.
began to cross, that the tra " f 4-' x,
the siding, the evidence v , f
tendency to establish that s.. , - X X
certained-that fact during .
which her action is notdisclost M V- NEW YURKY N-
dence. This -fact appears to ha 3- R- R-
ceded, and no harm was done by RI-N v. SAME.
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EARLY BAR EXAMINATIGNS IN NEBRASKA
BY PROFESSOR HENRY H. NVILSON
'Until a few years ago the district courts of this state had the
power by law to admit candidates to practice. Often, these exami-
nations were little more than formal, and, indeed, in some cases,
there was no examination at all, but merely a report of the commit-
tee recommending the admission of the candidate. It was quite the
custom, at the opening of each term of court, for some lawyer who
had a student in his ofice to move the appointment of a committee
for the examination of candidates for admission to the bar. The
court thereupon usually appointed the mover and two or three other
members of the bar to hold the examination. Some of the judges
took a very serious view of this proceeding, and ordered that the
examination take place in open court, and that the ofhcial stenog-
rapher take down the questions and answersg but, ordinarily, the
judge paid no further attention to the matter, and upon the coming
in of the report of the committee, admitted the candidate, if favor-
ably recommended, without personally having any knowledge of
the examination. Candidates were not infrequently admitted to
practice who had never given any serious study to the law, or,
indeed, to anything else. The chief feature of the examination was
sometimes a dinner set up to the committee.
Candidates were usually informed by their friends that they
certainly would be asked for the rule in Shelley's case. So the can-
didate was always prepared to give the rule in the abstract whether
he understood its meaning or not. In order to ascertain whether
the candidate really understood the rule in Shelley's case, a member
of the examining committee once put to the candidate a question
involving a concrete illustration of the rule. The committeeman
asked the following question: "Mr. Candidate: If A were the
owner of a farm and he should convey it to B for B's life, then to
C for Cys life, with the remainder over to the heirs of B, what estate
would C take under the rule in Shelley's case?" The candidate,
wholly unconscious of his wit, blandly answered, "Real estate."
At another time, the late Chief justice Oliver P. Mason was a
member of the examining committee. After the younger members
of the committee had plied the candidates with a large number of
questions on the law, he was turned over to the tender mercies of
the judge. Now, it was the judge's idea that a lawyer not only
ought to have a reasonable knowledge of technical law, but that he
ought to have some general information outside of the law as well.
Therefore, he often asked questions upon matters wholly outside of
matters legal. In this case, the judge leaned forward, toward the
candidate, with savage mien, and shaking his head until his long
hair was extended into the surrounding air, in stentorian tones pro-
pounded the following: 'fMr. Candidate, where is the Amazon P"
If this particular candidate ever had any acquaintance with geog-
raphy, the manner of the judge entirely frightened it out of him,
and he promptly answered, "In Africa." The subsequent career at
the bar of this particular candidate shows that one may be an effi-
cient lawyer and achieve high place at the bar, and still carry the
impression that the Amazon is in Africa, for the committee did not
by word or act indicate that the answer was wrong.
Wliile in those days candidates for the bar were usually very
ill-prepared and the examinations scarcely more than a farce, yet
there were often exceptions to this general rule. There were am-
bitious young men in those days who, in the absence of advantages
furnished by a course of study in a college of law, yet mastered the
elements of law under the guidance of some friendly practitioner,
and were able to pass with credit the most rigid examination. How-
ever, the fact that these examinations were usually nominal, and
that candidates were seldom rejected, deprived students of those
days of one of the stimulants to thorough work, and the busy law
office is in many respects one of the worst places in which to pursue
the systematic study of the law.
Oiling the Magna Charta
A 'WORD OF ADVICE
BY PROFESSOR GEORGE D. AYERS
It goes without saying that a professor will wish his students,
about to enter upon the practice of the law, the greatest possible
success, and will advise them to keep their studies always in mind.
There are other things, however, trite and commonplace, if you will
have them so, that ought to be said-things, perhaps, that can be
said more effectually now than at any other time. Some of these
things have been set down herein-not as matters about which infor-
mation is sought and given, but as points upon rules of life and conf
duct which all know, and, knowing which, should try never to forget.
Primarily the law is not a business but a profession, and every
lawyer is the sworn officer of the court, as well as the attorney.
solicitor, and counsel of his client. Besides these relations, he occu-
pies one towards all other lawyers. Since they all must be admitted
to the bar and take their official oath-which is not a mere form-
before they can practice, they belong to a quasi-fraternity, and are,
as it were, brethren of the same order. From these facts it follows
that every lawyer, as a lawyer, owes obligations to his brother law-
yers as well as to his clients-obligations also to the court and
through as well as outside of the court to his state and country.
A lawyer never should forget that he belongs to a profession
of gentlemen. All men ought to be gentlemen. A lawyer should
take the strictest pains never to be otherwise-a true knight, faith-
ful, painstaking, patient, courteous, and yet firm with his clients:
just and honorable in his dealings with counsel and attorneys of
clients opposed to his own, careful not to infringe on the rights of
the court and to give it due deference, honor and respect and be as
prompt to defend and protect the laws of his state and country as
he is quick to see that his client obtains all that law, justice, good
faith, and honorable dealing require.
A lawyer always should bear in mind that not only is he his
client's attorney,-his agent before the court and otherwise, to rep-
resent him in his just desires and in his endeavor to secure his
rights, but also-what is far more important-that he is his client's
counsel. He is not merely an attorney. He is a counselor at law.
As such, it is his duty, not merely to advise his client as to his legal
rights, but also never to forget that his client owes legal duties. No
counselor at law who realizes and endeavors to perform the obliga-
tions of his most honorable office will sit quietly by while he has
reason to thi-nk that his client, in matters in which he, the counsel, is
employed, is acting against or in evasion of the law of the land and
The criminal has rights and is entitled to a fair, earnest, and
courageous defense and to the proper protection of the law. It is
one thing, however, to see that these rights are secured and main-
tained when clients are charged with the commission of past' of-
fenses, it is quite another thing to advise, permit, or wink at one's
client's cunning and pretended performance of what is required by
the forms of law while actually evading its provisions, working
against its intent and doing those acts which are against the inter-
ests of the community and in derogation of the moral law.
A lawyer need not be a crank in order to do what is right. A
firm but unobtrusive and tactful attitude in regard to the matters
which he has in hand, a quiet word, dropped at the right time, to
the right man in the right place, will do far more good than lime-
light posing and volumes of holier-than-thou denunciation. Talk is
sometimes advisable, although not so often as we think necessary
and useful, but a good example is always effective.
Four more things ought never to be forgotten: never lose sight
of your common sense, keep always at hand your sense of humor,
cultivate actively and judiciously the powers of your imagination
and hold with unyielding tenacity to the highest ideals. The more
each lawyer cultivates actively these four things, while attending
thoroughly to the study and work of his practice, the better the
lawyer and the more of a man will he be. VVe all of us know the
value of common sense, although we may fail often in its practice,
but do we realize the value to ourselves and others of preserving,
for use at the proper time and the right place, our sense of humor?
It is not so much that we should be able to amuse and entertain
others. Such a gift is useful but not imperatively demanded. It
is of great moment, however, that, by the aid of a well-regulated
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imagination and a lively sense of humor, we should have that saving
grace that makes trying situations more easy for us and others to
bear and enables us the more readily to enter into and realize the
situation of others. The imagination is a kingly faculty, and, cli-
rected by strong will, is far more powerful than we are inclined to
think. Nothing is ever done that first is not imagined. Not only
think over, study out, and carefully prepare your cases, your briefs,
your arguments, but also brood over them and clothe them with the
warmth of your imagination, and you will act, write, and speak, not
by rote, but as a creator of circumstances and a doer of things.
A man's inner nature is known by his ideals. They will show
forth in spite of his faults. Keep your ideals high: warm them into
life and action by the heat of your well-trained imaginationg keep
your judgments and your actions well in hand by your sense of
humor and by your common sense, and you will be that best of law-
yers-one who is a large-hearted, whole-souled man.
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THE SUCCESSFUL L.-XYVYER
BY ifnoressorz GEORGE in cos'r1oixN, Jn.
lt is of the first importance for a lawyer to make up his mind
early in his legal career what kind of professional success he will
seek, and what he will have to do to achieve that success. As early
as possible a law student should give the matter serious attention.
Success is a relative term, and, as applied to business, has many
different meanings, Only a few of the special meanings applicable
to the legal profession will be considered here.
To the public, a successful lawyer is one who has a large and
lucrative practice. Every lawyer is eager for that kind of success,
and the great problem is how to get it. That problem is too large
to be gone into here, but we may pause to note that what the modern
business world demands of a lawyer is a combination of legal at-
tainment with sagacious business insight. The lawyer of today is
more an attorney-a legally trained agent-than he is strictly a
lawyer. Business conditions have so changed, indeed, that in our
big cities there are many large corporations which have capable
lawyers in their employ as salaried clerks. ln a word, the legal
profession is changing into a law business. Good legal training the
lawyer of today must have, but practical business sense must sup-
plement that training before he can meet the needs of a large mod-
ern clientage. A lawyer who possesses both these requisites, and
who nnds a reasonable opportunity to make that fact known, should
have many clients.
But there are a number of truly successful lawyers who do not
seem to the average man to be such. Take, for instance, the rather
growing class of lawyers' lawyers. By a lawyer's lawyer is meant
a man who is so thoroughly competent to transact legal business
that his fellow lawyers respect and honor his professional ability.
One who attains such proficiency in any profession as to receive the
praise of those learned in his profession is essentially a success,
and it is increasingly true that this kind of a success is often the
possession of one whom the general public regards as unsuccessful.
No matter how small a lawyer's practice may be, his aim should be
to earn the plaudits of his fellow lawyers.
But many lawyers are successful, in a real sense of the word
who are not known to be so even by their fellow lawyers. Such
lawyers are those who so practice their profession that their clients
are given right advice and are properly taken care of, even if other
lawyers and the public are ignorant of it. A lawyer who is thor-
oughly grounded in the law by adequate preparation and enlighten-
ing experience, and who does in the best way whatever business is
confided to him, is truly successful whether his practice is large or
small, or its money returns great or little, and whether his success is
appreciated by others or not. It may not be given to a man to make
the public, or even his fellow lawyers, concede his genuine success,
but the kind of success which deserves such concession may still be
The last mentioned kind of success should precede all other
kinds. It has indeed to exist before one's fellow lawyers reward it
with their respect and honor 3 but, unfortunately, it is not always a
prerequisite either to public homage or to a lucrative practice. Not
to deserve public recognition of success is, however, to be continu-
ally in peril of losing it, while to deserve it is a great aid toward its
attainment. In the law business, as elsewhere, it is true that the
race is not always awarded to the swift, nor the battle to the strong,
but there, as elsewhere, one should expect to win only by deserving
to do so. T
The first aim of the young lawyer should be to earn all the
kinds of success we have been considering. Having the proper
preparation, and feeling within himself the competency to deal prop-
erly with legal business problems, he should so conduct himself as
to deserve the praise of his fellow lawyers and of the public. Then,
whether he gets that praise or not, he will have the reward of virtue
at least, and may reasonably hope for much more.
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TRAINING IN ARGUMENTATION AS PREPARATION
FOR EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION
oF' LEGAL ARGUMENT
BY PROFESSOR M. M. FOGG
To think-to pursue subjects in one's mind-to line up and
follow down trains of firmly knit argument,-this is hard work
and the rarest of sports.. But it continues ever to be a bit unpop-
ular with what Carlyle calls your ordinary Hbipedf' Hard think-
ing keeps falling upon evil days. Ever have We with us samples
of the suicidal youth-a rarer bird at Nebraska than at some older
colleges-who, knocking at the college gate, says, "Help me to dis-
cipline all I am and hope to be for the stern strife of life," and then
sedulously busies himself concocting Ways and means to cheat him-
self out of his birthright, to commit intellectual suicide! As the
dean of Harvard College finds him, he wants "to lie abed and have
his studies sent up to himf, He it is who, when a tough piece of
headwork confronts him, collapses. "He hates to- work"-George
Ade hits him off-Hand it hurts his Eyes to Read Law, but on a
clear Day he can be heard a Mile, so he became a Statesman."
Legal argumentation is simply everyday argumentation under
special conditions, and for effectiveness it depends upon the same
elements-the same principles of rhetoric that make for clearness
and for interest, the same general rules of evidence, and the same
laws of logic. Training for one is training for the other.
The coming lawyerwho faithfully trains himself in the prin-
ciples of argumentation comes to his work in legal argument pos-
sessed by several ideas. He knows that clear and virile writing and
speaking depend upon clear and virile thinking-thinking that clariu
lies rather than beclouds, that does n't befog a shriveled idea in a
mist of words. He knows that nailed-down facts are the bottom, if
not also the top and sides, of every case. He knows he must first
of all be master of his case 5 that he must analyze it-hew his way
through chunks of facts to the heart of the matter, to the pivotal
issue, and thereon take his stand and thereon fight his fight. He
knows, too, that he must give his case structure, that it must not
begin nowhere in particular, meander about babblingly and end
where it began, completing the circle of its incompetency. He
knows, too, that he can't treat an audience, even the court, as a
clairvoyant, but that he must so put together his material that it is
clear what every sentence is there to do, what business every para-
graph is there to dispatch, In Huxley's theory of style he takes
great stock, say what has to be said in language on each word of
which you can stand cross-examination. As for his own head-
well, he remembers that, as a great teacher of English composition
concludes, "the human head is normally muddled."
Training in argumentation disciplines the future lawyer to
present his case with vigor as well as with lucidity and exactness.
It stimulates him to hunt for the inevitable phrase-the phrase that
thrusts-and for the concrete, and here he reads his Burke, the
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debater and orator's bible. And he knows the spacious difference
between naming a point and making it-driving it home.
In responding, then, to the request of the editor of the 1906
Year Book of the College of Law for a word on the value of drill
in argumentation for the young lawyer, the writer explodes a sig-
nal torpedo Hunto, into, by, through, and acrossl' his way, warning
him from the category of jelly-fish Habbiness, hazy obscurity, and
lazy inaccuracy, lest trained men should characterize him as
Thomas B. Reed used to portray a certain congressman: "He
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1,,.r.lQif My EZ as dean of the Law School one of the first
Miz' reforms accomplished was the establishment
fi of a complete system of practice courts. The
. old moot courts were abandoned and a newly
organized system, similar in every way to the
' state courts of Nebraska, took their place. A
Y ' 'W i complete outfit of courts, consisting of justice
of peace, district, and supreme courts, was instituted, with regular
appeals from one to the others. Nebraska procedure was made
binding on these courts, and the work done in them and the cases
tried similar to that in the state courts. Thus was combined train-
ing in remedial law with instruction in substantive law.
All officers of these courts are appointed by the Dean. During
the year 1904-5 and the irst semester of the present year many
post-graduates were secured to act upon the district and supreme
The appointments for the first semester of the present year gave
Edw. Affolter, O. A. Bergren, and I. D. Clark, three prominent
juniors, each the right to perform marriage ceremonies and to sign
legal documents with a J. P. after his name. Gn the bench of the
district court were M. S. McDuffee and I. VV. Blezek, the latter
having charge of the equity docket. Burke C. Enyart was desig-
nated as clerk and gratter. The members of the supreme court
were E. H. Clark, LL.B., C. J., B. P. McKelvey, LL.B., and J. R.
Berry, LL.B., J. I. Bartos, the eloquent, had charge of the records.
After the examinations, more properly termed "the slaughter
of the sluffersf' and when Dean Pound had returned from the Con-
gress on Divorce Legislation, the appointments for the second se-
mester were made known. Edw. Affolter and O. A. Bergren each
drew a second term as I. P. B. C. Enyart was made the third. In
the district court C. A. Davis took the place made vacant by the
resignation of Judge Blezek and M. S. McDuffee was shifted to the
woolsack. Harry Keyser became official collector with possession
of the great seal of the court. F. A. Schmidt was created sheriff
and head jailor. In the supreme court appeared E. H. Clark, LL.B.,
C. I., Geo. Lantz and Jas. A. Clark, I. I. Jas. T. Fisher was made
attorney-general and official trust-buster. A
By the work in these courts the students' training in the ad-
jective law is carried to greater extent than is usual in many law
During the year 1904-5 twenty-two cases were disposed of by
the district court, a large number being appealed from the justice
of peace courts. Nearly as many cases were argued in the supreme
court during the same year, most of these being appeal cases or pro-
ceedings in error.
When established, these courts were much of a novelty. Yet
they have given the students a greater amount of training in prac-
tice and in the orderly conduct of a trial than had ever before been
attempted. And after three years' operation they can no longer be
called an experiment: those who know pronounce them a success.
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ST. HELENA, 1815
BY DANIEL FORD, PROFESSOR OF RHETORIC
My power is spent. My majesty is gone,
Combined force has wrenched it from my grasp
And thrown to earth the fragments once for all!
Omnipotence will never cease to be
The right which God reserves unto himself,
Else he might justly fear for his own sway
O'er brief mankind, presumptuous and vain,
If mortals could with- force akin to brutes
Trample the universe beneath their feet.
VV ith me has fortune dealt most cruelly-
I dared too much and, daring, lost the wealth, A
The power, the state which former chance had won.
I thought to rival Alexander, and like him
Beneath my rule bring every alien race.
All, all is over! VVhere now resides that might
That once alarmed the courage of the world,
Made kings as suppliants bow, and subjects quake?
Heights, depths! The stricken eagle now has fallen!
Even as to those who ventured all, came
Certain stroke to me-And it was sure, sure.
Like them I rose: like them I fell. Like them-
To one-Thermopylae and Salamis,
To one-the fatal lust of Babylon,
To one-the dagger laid 'neath Brutus's cloakg
To one-the field of water-No! no! I 'll
Not pronounce that word. I hate its sound.
If Grondry had not failed-If he had come
That afternoon! I lost an empire then.
Oh, my old Guard-dearly you sold your lives-
France loves your memory. VVhile France has name
Your deeds will live and gather greater glory-
Bravely you fought and perished-true Frenchmen all.
VVhat fields we saw! what odds! what victories!
VVe met the foe-The battle 's on! the rush!
The rain of shot and shell! the clash of steel!
On! on! now on to victory. Strike down
The foe. Sound, trumpets, the charge! Be each
A Caesar now! France looks on you today!
Strike up the Marseillaise-Down with the English!
Cut every Saxon dovvn-trample the curs!
'What 's that I hear? "Long live the Emperoru?
Courage, my meng he 's one of you today-
Before the night-ha! hal they turn and flee!
The field is ours. Victors We are again.
VVhere 's Ney? Safe? No marshal in the World
So brave as he. His valor has no equal,
Ch, what a day of days is this! Wliat day
Is this? Damnation seize me-dreams, dreams, dreams
Can not I forget those days-the remembrance
Of what has been-Oh God! Why have I lived?
Wfhy did I dare too much? Better had died.
The memory of those days pierces the heart.
It is a rod, white-hot, to sear my very soul.
An exile! Life? VVhat does it mean to me?
Mean Saxon dogs to bait me day by dayg
To sniff and snarl-forever on my scent.
They are not men. One peasant Frenchman has
More valor in his heart than their whole race.
An exile! far from France, on St. I-Ielena's rocks!
For France I fought. From France I am expelled
And till my hour of death compelled to stay
A captive on this isle. Though all the world
May crush me with its force, it can not make
My lofty spirit drop, or to this rock
Coniine my memory. My day is spent,
Night can not be far off. I long for rest-
For rest-that 'S all I ask-and Josephine.
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For us and for our comedy,
Tmposing on your comity,
Consider us with charity.
This is the syllabus-
Act I, Wie came.
Act II. They discovered us.
Act HI. Wfe went.
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CScene, Union I-lallj
Enter Trumpeters, C1'l61'S,-g'C11C1'21l melee.
Prof: Gentlemen! Qpausej Wle ,ll consider today
The monotony theory. Mr. Begligh, will you
Give us the case of- Gentlemen! do
Keep your feet off the chair rungs. Oh, by the way,
The exam will be Friday. And now let me say,
Mr. Rugley, T'll mark you present. VX7e were saying just now
when you came in, we will have our test on Priday. And now com'
ing back to question two. My own view of that case is that the
widow was not a partner.
McLaughlin: Ktries to make get-awav. Gibson grabs him bv
the coat-tail. bus.j V
Ino. Stiles: Vyfould there be any difference if-.
Prof: just wait a moment, please, till this din ceases. Gen-
tlemen! Why you remind me of a lot of Eastern softies! QQuiet
Two freemen 1 Q exeuntj
Stiles: It seems to me, etc. Qrepeatingj
Prof: How 's that Qlooking westj yes-a-there are-flook-
ing eastj it would be-Qcrossing legsj T think-Cuncrossing legsj
there are two ways of looking at the matter in America. You could
proceed without having an accounting, provided you could show
that the firm was in condition to pay.
Goodtitle Qpointedlyj : VVhat is the law upon this?
Prof Qretreatingj : VV'ell, it all depends, that all depends upon
whether, upon whether: you see the question is involved. Of
course, in Massachusetts .... Wfhat is it, Mr. Rolfson? Oh,
I thought you had your hand up.
McLaughlin: this second attempt was successful. Exit L.,
kicking over a can in the hall.j
Bollen: My opinion on that point is that the law is very spe-
cific Qthrusting thumb in the arm-hole of his vest.j
Prof: Yes, alright--a-a-
Another: That 's what I thought.
Prof Qwith hand raised to chinj: 'Well-a-I-I would not
quite say that. I do n't think that,-that you-can set up a doctrine
presuming in such a way as that to-a-that such a conclusion will
follow in the absence of any evidence. Now, whether the law is as
you say, the law must change because each set of facts is different.
just a moment, Mr. Rolfson. You can apply the law as it was
meant to be applied to a different set of facts.
Rolfson Qlooking over glassesj : I was just going to say that
that was rather hard on the widow Ca general roarj
Prof: But the firm is a team-like a football team-and the
bankruptcy is the whistle, "time out." Is nit that right, Captain
Borg? I-Iowever-a-I am pretty well satisfied that a good argu-
ment can be put up on either side.
Tom: I do n't see that any inference of fact-
Dick: I-Ier liability or non-liability is determined by contract,
is it not?
I-Iarry: fexit Inj
Prof: Well, yes. There is a great deal in what you say. Your
argument, Mr. i, is all but conclusive.
Mr. O'Gara Qconciliatoryj : Pardon me, but I am anxious to
get over the rest 'of these questions.
Prof: Did the bell ring?
Chorus: Yes- '
Prof: 'VVell! If the' class would care to stay a little while,
I'll be glad to explain the rest of these questions.
All: Qthey go out-great stampedej
QTWO minutes later the bell rings.
End of Act I.
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Several: Qshouts, yells, hue and cry ad 1ib.j
All: Clear the hall for dancing! fbusj
I. Van Burgh: Qmusicj
Kimmel: Get your partners for a free Waltz.
Stratton 1 All set, , professor.
QAnd the professor fifteen blocks away.j
All: Qwaltz, sing, shoutj
Unknown: Another couple !-one more couple here !-Salute
your partners !-All promenade! etc.
CAnd the professor ten blocks awayj
Several: Qimpromptu speeches, clog dances, songs, and various
Sprague Qmounting platform and brandishing a ball-batj :
Gentlemen! I take this opportune moment of announcing that-
There is no I-Iell! fcheersj.
QAnd the professor live blocks awayj
2d Unknown: Qseizes a full box of crayon and sprinkles con-
tents over U. 309.5
All: fPree-for-all bombardment of the stage, piano, and desk
and persons crouched therebehind. Continued din, as the bits of
chalk rain against walls, desk, chairs and as the chandeliers, curtain-
poles, and pictures tumble down and are trampled under foot.j
Act closes suddenly at 9 a.m.
QBut the fiddler's yet to pay.j
I Act II
QScene, same. Time, IO minutes has elapsedj
Prof Qpassing questionsj: Answer these twenty questions in
any order you want. Now in question sixteen there is one correc-
tion to be madeg in the next to the last line but one, "a" should be
changed to Han." Did everyone get that correction?
CSilence as characters begin to write.j -
Prof: Of course you might have been able to see that your-
CSound of quills at work.j
Prof: I must beg everybody's pardon for being late this morn-
QDitto with the quills.j
Prof: Of course I do n't have anything to do this afternoon,
and so, of course, you do not have to hurry at all on these questions.
CRestlessness among the flunkers as they scratch their headsj
Prof: Did everybody get that correction in question sixteen?
CExceptionally long silence of two minutesj
Prof: Is any one is pen apt to run dry? Excuse me a minute.
QExit LQ ' y
Several: Throwing of chalk. Intercommunication between
various characters as to weather outsidej
Prof: Qre-enters, silence restored.j
Chase: There must be a misprint in question three, professor.
Prof: just wait a minute till I see. These questions were
taken from the Harvard examinations. Let 's see Creadingj--No,
it ls alright. It 's that way on the Harvard list, so there can be no
QBeads of sweat seen on foreheads of characters as they ponder
Prof: You 'll lind ink and a tiller on the table here.
QSilence, forty secondsj
Prof: I-Ias every one had their breakfast this morning? Is
there any one here who has n't had his breakfast? Because if there
is, I'll see what I can do. Have nit you had your breakfast,.Mr.
Gibbs? VVell, I 'm sorry. I have n't had mine, either: that 's the
reason I asked.
Prof: Can't I get it for you, Mr. Ballard?
Ballard: No Cexit from the roomj.
Prof: Are you accustomed to go without your breakfast, Mr.
Gibbs: Yes, sir.
Mattley Craises a point and discusses it with his tutorj.
Prof: Cexplains the point, that it is not necessarily involvedj.
Eager: I-Iow do you expect us to answer these questions with
some one talking all the time? Q
Prof: Your point is well taken, Mr. Eager.
CThe professor exit for more exampaper. Poithwith a tumult
ensues. Loud Whispering. Continual conversation about the crayon
thrown in the Special Act, supra.j
Dean Qwithin. He looks through a crack and notes several
The professor re-enters and examination continues.
Dean Qenters in proper personj : I wish the members of the
third year class to come into my office immediately after this exam-
ination. I Want to see you Qturns on heel and exitj.
QStrict behavior throughout remainder of act.j
End of Act II.
QScene, Deanfs sanctum sanctorumj
Dean is seen at desk, center of stage.
Enter characters with bowed heads: they line up against the
Dean Cpronouncing judgmentj 1 Wfell, you have lost 309,
that 's all. The Chancellor just told me you would have to go.
,HAS others enter with bated breath they cling to walls around
the stageg each backs away from the volcanic wrath of the principal
Dean: And I had simply nothing to say .... The only
alternative now is room 305, where half of you will be compelled to
stand, or afternoon classes. I tell you frankly, gentlemen, we are
put back to just where we were two years ago.
Gibson Qincredulouslyb : VVhat 's the matter? i
Dean: Wfell, how can you ask what 's the matter. There is
matter enough .... And I intend to deal summarily with the
man who threw the crayon, if I can find him Out ,...
Exeunt the class, dejected and mute.
Sans honor, sans room, and sans good repute.
End of Play.
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I-IIS FIRST CASE
'17 RE you a lawyer
I was tilted back in my chair before the window,
my feet propped against the sill, and a law book in
hand which I was pretending to read, while in reality
I was gazing dismally across the street at the little
unpainted wood buildings on the opposite side. The
above question fell like an exploded bomb on my
ears. I dropped my feet from the window-sill and
turned hastily around.
She was standing in the doorway, the prettiest.
-ll, sweetest. saddest, and most entrancing sight that
cubbyhole of mine, which I designated by the name of "office," had
ever had the honor of welcoming inside its doors: or its owner.
either, for that matter. I say "welcoming" and should write it in
capitals, for to a graduate of a law school, who had established
himself in a one-thousand-inhabitant western town, with plenty of
prospects but no clients, such a visitor was truly a God-send and
worth a royal reception.
At first, I blinked. I forgot to get up, but just sat there and
blinked. Then, I believe I did rise, after I had fully convinced my-
self that it was no dream, and that she really was there, and that at
last I had a client.
"A lawyer? Yes, madam, I-I am a lawyer. Come in. IVhat
can I do for you ?',
I believe my strange actions must have frightened her at first,
for she looked ready to run, but at my words, she slowly entered
the room and took the other chair I drew up for her. I mentally
made a calculation as to how much a thorough cleaning and a new
rug might improve my dingy cubbyhole and decided that no ex-
pense should be spared to put it into decent shape.
"I-I was looking for a lawyer because-because I am in great
trouble. I saw your sign and thought I would come to you."
I bowed. That she seemed to be in trouble, I could see by the
sad eyes, the trembling of the delicate chin, and the little air of
weariness, as though she had suffered and the suffering had taken
her strength with it. I again sympathetically asked what I could
do for her.
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"I hardly know how to tell youg it 's so terrible I can scarcely
bear to think of it, myselfg but-I want to see about getting a
I-X divorce! The word struck me like a blow, and for a moment
I stared. Then, I quickly recovered myself. Of course! I might
have known from her appearance that was her trouble. Poor young
creature, some brute of a man who could not understand and ap-
preciate her delicate nature had probably mistreated her. I waxed
"I assure you, madam, that I shall be very glad, indeed, to
help you. I make a specialty of such cases"-I excused this on
the ground that I specialized in "domestic relations" while study-
ing law at college-"and believe me, if you will state the circum-
stances, you may assure yourself of my assistance."
She told me her story then. She had been married six months
ago, and had come out to this little western town with her husband,
who traveled in the west for some wholesale house, making X-
his headquarters, for the present time. During these six months
their life had been very happy and things had run smoothly until
two weeks before, when a misunderstanding occurred, followed by
a violent quarrel. The following day, her husband had left on his
usual trip but without bidding her good-bye, or saying even so
much as a word to her before leaving. During the two weeks
which passed she had received no word from him and at last she
was forced to believe that he would not come back-that he had
, Poor young girl, what more could she do, tied to a villain
like that, who had evidently taken advantage of a trusting heart,
only to throw it carelessly aside, than to undo the wrong to herself
by seeking her freedom once more? A deep sympathy for her
rushed over me, and at the end of our interview, I warmly, nay
eagerly, assured her that I would take up her case and push it
through to the finish. '
My first client and my first case! I think I was the happiest
man in X- that night as I sat up far into the morning and pored
over dusty law books and dug out all the authorities I could on wife
desertion, and refreshed my memory on the divorce laws. I was
resolved to win, in fact, I assured myself I could not fail. Fail,
and with those sad eyes before me, and the knowledge that a beauti-
ful woman had been wronged? The idea was preposterous, and
with renewed vigor I shoved my hands into my hair, and my face
between the pages of my book, and forgot that it was three o'clock
in the morning.
Several days passedg I had consulted my client several times
and Bled my petition for her divorce. That was a proud moment
in my life when I saw my first papers filed carefully away in a neat
little folder, and knew that at last I was a practicing attorney and
recognized as such by the laws of my state.
The case was set for trial the following week. The intervening
time I spent in working up an argument that I felt should move
the court to tears, and in retrospection of my charming client.
These latter spells, to my dismay, grew more and more frequent,
and it soon became evident to me that this matter of obtaining her
divorce was beginning to mean somewhat more to me than merely
winning my first case at the bar. I do not believe I really disliked
the idea, and when certain little air-castles began to grow in my
mind, I found myself taking quite a pleasure in watching them as
they gradually assumed towering proportions.
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After each interview with my client, I found it more and more
difficult to put from my thoughts the picture of her pensive face,
saddened by trouble, but so patiently brave. Law books, with their
pages of monotonous court opinions and decisions, would have be-
come wearisome to me had it not been that my whole energy was
directed to the winning of this, my first case. As it was, the oppo-
site wall of my cubbyhole received a great share of my attention,
and one night I hunted up a little old volume of "The Reveries of a
Bachelor" that I had long ago discarded as not worth the trouble
Up to the day of the trial, the defendant in the case had not
been located, and my client had received no word from him. That
it was a case of desertion pure and simple, I did not doubt for a
moment, and I swore an oath against the man who would wilfully
treat a good and beautiful woman in such a cowardly manner.
I worked late the night before the trial, getting my facts to-
gether into what I considered a powerful argument-please remem-
ber it was my first case-and the next morning was early at my
office. I was very much excited, the fact is, I had scarcely slept
the night before, and was all aquiver with anticipation, for I was
confident of success.
I reached my office at half-past seven, and sat down to wait
for my client, who was to come at nine-thirty. After staring at the
opposite wall for fifteen minutes, and tiring of this, I jumped up
and tried walking about my eight by ten cubbyhole. This was a bit
exciting because of gigantic proportions of my desk, and the other
furniture which nearly filled the room, and occupied my mind for
probably half an hour. Then I took to drumming on the Window
pane. Finding this uneventful, I pulled out my books and settled
down to Bishop on marriage, divorce and separation. After ten
minutes of gazing at meaningless words, the wall again received
my attention. At nine-thirty my client had not arrived.
I then got my papers in readiness, strolled over to the window
and began another tattoo, with variations. 'Nine forty-five, and yet
no client, At ten o'clock I was pacing about eight square feet of
room like a caged tiger. -At ten-fifteen I could stand it no longer,
and had decided to start for the court without her, or look her up
personally, for I feared she was ill, when there was a rap at the
My heart leaped. I cried, "Come in !" the door opened, and a
scrub of a boy thrust his head in.
'fSay, you de lawyer ?"
"Yes, I'm a lawyer. Vlfhat do you want P"
"Y'ere's a letter what de lady sent. She said it was fer de
VVhen he had gone, I turned the note over with trembling
fingers. It was from my client. After a moment I opened it.
"My dear Mr. -2" it ran, "I do hope this reaches you in
time before you file those d1'c'aa'fuZ divorce papers. My dear hus-
band has returned, and it has all been a terrible mistake. I-Ie took
very ill while away and could not write me, and he was nearly
heart-broken when told what a dreadful, awful thing I had thought
of him. And to think that I was really going to get a divorce!
Is n't it dreadful? I am so very happy, and my husband has for-
given everything. I do hope you will tell the judge that I do not
want a divorce at all, and ask him to give those terrible papers back.
"I am sorry I have caused you so much trouble and I enclose
a check for your wry kind services. Believe me, Mr. 1,
UYours very gratefully,"
I read the note to the end without faltering, once, twice, then
I picked up the check which had fallen to the floor. It was for an
amount double what I would have thought of asking. A moment
later, letter and check were tiny scraps of paper in the bottom of
my waste basket. That night I threw the volume on f'The Reveries
of a Bachelor" into the fire, and watched it burn with a sort of grim
satisfaction. I believe my experiences with divorces are limited to
my first case. M. C.
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To capture the hoyden,
My lovely Marie.
I found her elusive,
To searching conducive,
But now that she's captured
I hold her enraptured.
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Excellence in First-yea1' Studies
OSCAR ALBERT BERGREN
JOHN DAVIDSON CLARK
NIERLE SEDGWICK BROWN
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GEORGE D. LANTZ
CLAUDE A. DAVIS
Edward Thompson Company Prize
GEORGE ARTHUR LEE
Excelleazce in First-year Studies
CLEMENT L. VVALDRON
GLENN R. VENRICK
MARTIN L. FRERICHS
HORACE A. ROBBINS
HAROLD WT. ROBBINS
IN THE JEFINTERSONIAN CLUB
Mr. O'Gara is called on for a speech of a non-partisan char-
acter. He holds a tight rein on his political passions while deliver-
ing the following:
Mr. Chairman, Gentlemen: It is with feelings of unmixed
pride that I address you tonight in the capacity of a Ieffersonian
democrat. Such a capacity is the highest honor to which man may
attain. To attempt to add to it were like attempting to add crys-
talline beauty to the morning dew-drops, or splendor to the golden
effulgence of a western sunset. ,
VVhy, sir! when the Almighty Creator laid out his plans for
the universe he first consulted the democratic platform. And I
say, without fear of contradiction, that he never made any improve-
ment on the human race until he constructed the first Ieffersonian
democrat-of the people, by the people, and for the people.-Sic
Semper ty1'a1zm's!-E1'z'1L go Zaraghl Qterriiic applause. Mr. Paul
goes into hystericsj.
Talk about the mighty achievements of the past. Cyrus, that
valiant Spartan, crossing the Alpsg Mohammed with his faithful
followers marching through the snows of a Russian winterg Oliver
Cromwell, that intrepid seaman, electrifying his hearers with the
shout, "England expects every man to do his duty." Sappho, the
sweet singer of Israel, writing 'tParadise Lost." What are these
but Dead Sea fruit compared to the fadeless luster, the unperish-
able glory of that stupendous triumph, the election of Grover Cleve-
land? fMany prominent democrats faintj
Go back with me, if you please, a hundred and twenty-five
years and behold the advocates of independence doing the greatest
stunt of all history. The ragged, barefoot soldiers of the forests
and the wilderness whose camp-fires burned not one-half so brightly
as freedom's flame within their hearts of gold. Behold them tramp-
ling beneath feet that were racked with chilbrains, and blemished
with bunions, the writhing serpent of despotism, until they drove
the iron-fanged, bristling dragon of tyranny off the American hem-
isphere, tickling his ribs with their bayonets as he disappeared into
the Atlantic. CA hurricane of applauseg wild yells from the mad-
But be not deceived. However great this achievement, the
world was still groping in darkness. The glorious sun of democ-
racy had not yet ariseng yet another decade of weary waiting and,
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