University of Nebraska College of Law - Yearbook (Lincoln, NE)

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' 5' w if:-.'-ig J LQ,-3,1 ' W W5 Hxgiiififafaigfiiwin THE FACULTY 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 scholarly attainments. 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. 9 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. ' I0 BOARD OF EDITORS AND MANAGERS 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 practice law. 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. 11 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. 12 " L ,1x.,.-,v,,,., f.'.:,,- g.,gL ,131 -"-'A' L' ' K -lr gg f fi LU: f,1q.Nf1J'Tu 'f'l"'f.5,.'IPQYQT-isir1 Vfg . 2.-.. H, S: ',, . . lwhfy . ": . f 3 DIY JW' gr XWHTC Qt. 1 1- I- " 'H I r ly l.'1 I1 HIL!!-FW. 1 H. U X 7-,.Y,il:,'-- ' !r1U! .,. vt. 0.44 ,,, . , . -- . . . . A , , ' , v..1 . ,fu ,, !..,.H,. 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X, 'xxx f .K X. W fx x , , I, . EW., W - k'gQXV ' J '14-:ii X55 w 1'-2'-X g fgxgifb. , ,N xy f ' ., ff' , my fIgXQM.X 1, ,V , -,Y X 3 ,, , fx. f I ' ,- ' 1 :IN fkw-fi, X ' Q PM . , wwgz-1+vfff JN X ' " X' WELL. -i'riJ'f Iri i frfa A,,N ' 1 fl . , ' 7 Q 1? ,ff UlLk,2Q'QG'7,., -'1f."':"1,'l-:A-gi' - . ' , X , ,w 'Vim -lg ! 5' ::?L5:491',,1'1m'i' 'lififffcw 'N.-,W " 1 -- . f ' W f N l'Q3f77'1f5l'K N B P ' ""f'QY'J'f'f-4' V E51 f.'- ' W ffxzf vrfdwlv X X ' ' u .N , -if fs'-f Q :webf'Q?' Q+2N1if':'m2-'frf V. f1::!1vl51a f2La-.mifjfifi fmtzlsers -1 z. . '. . 1, 1 A uixilge ful-l1f.1a1Q1mf W : w . s fu. ' 4-1 24 I UV fl I 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. NVill practice. 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. 15 , . Z6 soma u PW ,.-'I ,u 7 P5 . 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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 practice. 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' 19 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. 20 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 Sleepers. 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. 21 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 good luck. 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. 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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 1 I J 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. 25 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. 1 JUNIORS 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 26 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 future activities. 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. 27 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 aw. 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. ' 28 fi X! N60 fx f N x fi . Q, 5iw ff: ,:, K, f-. 7 . X EN. imxgx QW' "5 K If l1,. . ' J ng In ' H x 'w i e , - in x A, KX, C xh X Mk ff x , , A V dj A4 , , ,2,ff , j fi ffpffw 5 f : ,V . fx ,q X ,L - , , 'N R f' A' ff, f 3-L L .. ff ' FJ xi I dixffqhsk U, 1 19 , N 'gx -- 1 ff H- ' A H , ixxsffl fig if 1 'A R X ,ga x Na ' Xybmwx X .1 ,R K5 X iw M Yi. Eng -,f N, 'frlqzg '-pf' -v-'df-X x" 2v.5fw:.,.w1"2 ix V V 5 -c YK, MW iw fvf Mfmuf Tl, N' A' : Ai iyjfr3T1"?- 'uf RX .f 1' fp MQWWWQ ,- -'-' ' H V 'H ik. 17257 lx 2:4 f R . Zlrjxuqjh E' x ,un -X - , -L-fQ"K' ' , T4 F .i xx .k-Y fr -' " '.":,', pf-v'-f , 1: f " VX,-4 f 'Ji i II. vlfidf ' 3 'X mi 51, L P- , J 11' xxx .QA if N xxx , Y' J xy 25 Rn .V v-,,,, 5 ,N ax - ., ,fr rf , h df " Tk . " . ' KP --4 hj'u'N Nl- "" I ' f x -m-1-Q. 7 "' ' if ' 1. s, fffi, ggmgiqfffg il 3.2 1 "fm wg, x. .W V+QL?lx Mena? ' QD? N, 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 practice law. 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. 31 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 profession. A 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. 32 WS f f 5 X r ,, ,H , x N 5 f Q ' rv ' l"1 " 1 'N "I 1 X V , ,,,,. ,.,Yf'L . 1' 11- y A K gk, W ' ' 1 awk' L I I 2 ' g , 5 , H ' 5 1 B , . i -NN 5, V xx A X ' U. , r A, ., : x l Rf ,iw . f 1 1 . ,r A l .7 T ff ' '- Y' A' llilviig X 1. N W XW 2 v 9 92 L 'gx I W 2 S W L Axim Q W f W ' i '4 n 4 1 1 5,57 F715 im' , ' , ' " ' W., 1 n Q' I "" V' 'Tv Q1 k 6!' J A-551 4 s ' -fi1mf4w1 WJ "X nm: VL. F1 -wwkywu 'A -'Egg J 1'G',1-wg' .'s V .' , mag , , ,'1"'a wayva, 4-is I 5 y, V 71i7Q,,E, ,-153 , X '.:,-,'v.:M 1 nf . ' . , .H ' ,'39.:.1f2f:1 "2?" fF" u ' M ,U V. -,air K",1!',-..""'s'.'f, 5 'rt EI1f1f":1M!?'f'3"'n'C'rl:'l' X 1 M--L H . M19 LQ',Qmwfae'is-.a4.m2i4'lYJQ,':lm5Q.:3BLLW'.-SSE: ' 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. 35 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. 36 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 alone. 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. 37 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 specified. 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. 38 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 warfare. 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. 39 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. 40 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. 41 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. ' 42 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'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. 43 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 great scholar." 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. 44 A 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. 45 as 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. 46 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 Nebraska. 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." 47 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. ,ix f - - .fa -. l ' ., ' ' 1 X has-Q ' . - - F 'ri-Ss. " ' - tl f , - ' Y' Y. H , 1- ,- .:-1f- ' t "1-"", IN . T S sifilffgaf 1- -E-fr-emails.: quwrii ,"'4:"1+z 2 se! ' - .:: f H-M112-nzv. 1 ,,' 1",.':?23'5 ? .1 fiiurav-gioifi-IVA, 1-wif 'WT C' M ' rf.. sf-.25-' '-4411:-MWA ,piggy 5 - al rr' :S ,,-9 1 'fn ,. -, be ' 1'-L'-?'f""' ll' ' :?! - - ' ii:-5 ' WM V 7-fvlfifa 2 , ' .AEG - 6'-izgj 1 - - ' ' J i!.Qt"Zq - ' 1' "T- ii".1'fasa2 -T L ' 1" Il,3,,?:Q:N h N..,.X A, f ,fn - ,. .fl - - 1--rf 1 45-,Qi .E al- - f 4?-iff-' T83 T?'i:l"' X , ,iff-Qbcu Af-' , '-:ui Ai: ...,?' :- 4.1 - es f4:Q-fear -.N - -1 - mi - X 3 ,,5.,, . K ' A 1 , 1 , ,J , i 4 ff l I X ll n J 1 .I f , i ... , - is AT SEA 48 CoLL1-:GE or mi.. H ' TQRHCALF 1f!Qll.TQ Q 'NOF THEf' 233. ' ll WW I Milly i ...M 6 62. 33,142 W yififijw 1 llL-""'ZYZ"""-'1"--.'t'-'- - I , I-L' C if " '4-.4 ' all rl 'fy l0"0"'k' 1 f 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 deanship. 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, 49 el 'IT' 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. 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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. THE FACULTY DEAN ROSCOE POUND I-I. H. WILSON XVII. G. HASTINGS J. J. LEDWITH UNDERGRADUATES 1906 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 ' 1907 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 1908 F. A. ANDERsON CLYDE D. VVILSON EDWIN D. CRITES G. M. COWGIL 53 . CLASS OF 1906 CLASS QPFICERS FIRST YEAR 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 SECOND YEAR 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 THIRD YEAR 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 information. 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 E4 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- taking. 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. 55 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. Q v Q 5 56 H"'J' V it tl xr. 1 ff, Hi' ilu I -it 5 ul Hs: Y :ii is X1 is , ,xx f f 1 l 'K I l ll f 'si if X rw i . '.'1':::::' M' ' ii If aug Q . t . ttiiii " 'Tilt -Ui m to " fait " J. 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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 o'erwhelm youg 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 58 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- at-arms. 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 59 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 piece. 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- geants-at-arms. 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 wait." ,A ,.:s- F ix y-'gt . S4 f' -77 a ,A A M I lirx, Txr l 5 J ijt? ,fj- 1 - ju V . 'IU ' wt- . 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L' ' X 5 ' 1 4 17 ,4 -gm. . . ,gi 1 ' w ....,x l l if .ff Q - its E ew . -Vt S 5188? S r H W S is I Q. Sl ' 1 E Q ' ,.a--r:"'1'n-':- F' I i f n nn' its t ft ff S 'H , i Z u I l' . .. in X' -I ,ll i . rr Q ep ,wk , . 1 i n Xt ....---...- .,.V... : ,,.,.,, .... . .,a..--- .,., '-.4..--..g.-...-.,..,..W,..,,.,g,sm-N-fM,,,,,,,,., Sept. 25. Classes begin. Wfe get acquainted with new profs. 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 of everything. Octo. 3. Black goes to Red Oak, Iowa, to attend to interests there. Octo. 4-31. Rathburn conspicuous for his absence duringe this month. Octo. 4. Hendrickson debates on, "XVhy Should we Favor the Blame Nigger?" 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. 61 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 Dog Eager. 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 Iowa. 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 faculty. 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. 62 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 class. f 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. 63 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 steeds. g 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 64 tickets to the Lyric, and Gibson and Parriott are unable to tile their pleading. 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 matter. Feb. 4. Seniors vote to pledge their honor to the Chancellor. Sprague Qin the meetingj, "T insist there is no honor left in the senior class." Feb. 4. jack Clark leaves for New York to enter Columbia Law School. Feb. 6. The Nebraskan suspends publication. Feb. 7. Enyart wants to know why they "squashed" his summons. 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 in partnership. 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 33.00. 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. 65 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 world. Feb. 19. 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' 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. G6 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- develo-ped sideburns. ,ti ak. ' 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. , 67 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." D Mar. 22. Hastings announces to the freshmen that he has opened his office as a hospital for crippled chairs. Mar. 24. 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'f:wJ-.- 3-mpf-E-fh,,...,-. , il .i 7 X9 X 5 s Mais, If it 'thin ",'f' f ' 1 1, it i K ,. ,:. 2 , , ll ' ,F 5 : - , ? f W j f Q "ff JUDGE LITTLETON fF1'om an Old Printj G8 good to the company unless the Dean digs up. Says Roscoe Pound: "Send the company to me and I will settle with them." And he steps off. 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 assignments. Mar. 29. McDuffee is confused in administering the -voir dire oath. After hesitation he ends, "So help you God," and lets it go at that. Mar. 29. Martin and Buflington go hunting. All they get is back. 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- ations. 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 court. 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. 69 Apr. 9. Simms snores in the freshman class, Apr. Io. Costiffan talks of "Bl k other healthy babes. b ac , Davis, Clark, and several 71 Apr. 11. Green circulates resolutions condemning his class. A 4 pr. II. Shaw Van uses one picture frame. of the trophy spittoons as a Ca,-A1,4,-. 64 70 FRESHMEN 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. 71 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 Technical examinations. 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. 72 -H. A. R 1 OUR LIBRARIAN .0 , 1' li Q, ph! 1. ' xx! if, Q f fl Q v - ftp' - Jai", 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, 73 ix 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. 1 ll V ll dl if all i l EEE.'EEE!li Q l"'l"'l A ,f l 74 RESPECT FOR LAW' BY ROSCOE POUND., DEAN ffm . D! ' , 3 L.-XY friend to whom I suggested the sub- ject, "Respect for Law." responded. as ' ii:-321 ' ii ' 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 75 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 ' 76 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- 77 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 MIND, NDT THFIT YDLI MHY 51-UNE, BLIT THFIT vmrurz mnv TRIUMPH Hun YDUR r:nu5E PRcx5PfR. vs, 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 79 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." ig Z f?i-- 5, x 35. v.-V, 'gy-'7,'f. ,. 3 a ohcxgmqiitgalffhillgi Nvsqvka 'l Tl" - 4.4. , qi","""N'1Is1Xi4?4 ' AU'ii1i':' - J i v - , Lxvvlg f r- if K- l 1,5 st "t"fst'i?ll9i -7 fi .i ris it swift Qt get 'sw ei- Kr- 5 f wffff-f nf .w-. Nl --5 Qs1l5JL", xghlff All ' ' bg. 'l , N. 'llllll A W 80 LEGAL ETHICS 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 believe. 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 81 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 machine. 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. 82 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. - 6 su n anim srsznn I5 me Tuma., ,au-r -me vsmzmz-r is mg -rnmsf' .... 0'CoNNoR 83 '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. sum of the evldeuce' Whether' if 3'-' ,supreme Court of New Hampshire. Sullivan. looked, she would have seen the brahemnn June 5, 1905.5 ?l?2r'filF'if'tEFi?,F3fn'?f?.iiS1Sii1 aff ill? 1-..GA'-Elerie--.019eo.Qs - FIRE-NEGLIGENCE How I See Through a Case on a Sunny Spring Day 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 85 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. fi' Oiling the Magna Charta 86 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 87 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 good conscience. 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 gpgyqp Ni-.11 Yana wuanj UN TRIFLE5 Bur CnNnEN5E, 'STRIKE W,-ru THE M1155 DF THUUGHT Nur Harms DF SENSE. 88 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. il xv : l ' V A - - ' . W ! I . jyif' 'L it , ,-K f . 1-12. :xv .5 , air f Design for a Seal for a Will S9 s i .L V -- ..Q : :3' i? 31113 E fv xii-x .iw N, f ':, I , ll H' , I xx Nfl i Si' C' - L f if vi. .X-, X X- QAXX ' . A ' Q i i'li"2'3M'f A F is 'l 5,i.i"i.-X ' Q' is i .fm im5f.24f'5,jif?X1fj4?ifl ii2F3Z:,1i5?Zi555-iiifli ifiifilzififfillifiis ??iT!iF f'fiIg'i . V liliiif EMI i V22-:22i"f".f f'Hl'f ' ii A 1 " - i A i is ,'A, Q . , , E ,.. 'A ig -.,4 5-'mx i:fl,lH1I'i-g15.waI,E ,M-xqizify i fiiiiifl, I K, ix" W f T'ITZTi'7i7IT 'i' T'f!Wf?if 1 W!f'!' i X i 4 ' i ff:5ir:'f'ffZfffw , I , I I fri,-.fflw VM, 1,1 4 ., xg is, Q I is i. D ff' sf ' 'ii . l':. U Iliff! wi f --mf X i ML wi , gig ,ah Q., ,PKI , ,Ai 3533 Mi X fi I Vi,3,HQ,g3 -Val '- ' 'rf - ,.. 1 ' ,---,'?Q,A , 2 , ' , "" ig i if, be x 1 f"' L. ' A F A wmv V-r---""f'2 11121-ie: xx: I ' , zz ..-. i...- f His First Client Guarding the Rights 0 ' LAS he feelsj 90 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 91 7 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 his. 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. ' fiyp . H1557 ff' my, -Q1-I.: . 5, .,-- ggi: 55- 'I hr - 4 T ' - -N ef f 92 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 93 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 G-rua FEELJNES, Hffan-r5, Ama A55or::fvrmra5 HF THE BHR IN GENERAL HA-VE A VERY I-lF1.PPY INFLUENEE LIPDN THE 1:HARHl:TER?'- KENNEDY 94 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 never opened his mouth without subtracting from the sum total of human knowledO'e." 95 , , 0 , ,X ,K , f fm f ff 4550, "iw KY? 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X X. sf rw. .B s Jive- Q ,T LM I 3, lm: 1 Q H rf' gi' 1,' .f..,., : ,- -4 - ,, ' 'Q M W ' I V F -nffigjlf if. - -f- -- - - - f wh f-,iff . gf f ff ,,,,. --" - , 1 If 4:3 ' -,j-- QU pf -"fe 1 - - ' If it Ill n -f- - . .W If ,-2' I -4.,x--5 :Ti 1' '4,,:,: ,KF f E 5 ,- K - ' w 1 'Q' A Fkftgfi-'Y-YW . ,M J R 29' X jigg X , --1-fl ff' 'N E2-.l .- . -f 96 1, ,. .'IllIlllllllIllI'l'll- llllllmllllllllll 5 l ' E ri I. 'L V AF 2 1 f A f r E TI-IE 5 3 i ' ? ri i' ql J li E I lf' f Ai , Q' ' l E r l. X y JK xx L fi y tt . f x ' 1 ' 'li I , L5 ii U niillllllllllllll lllllIllllllllllllIt.,,-. ' lllllllllllllllll T llllliillfllll GTV we advance! TW ith Dr. Pounds advent 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 benches. 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 97 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 schools. ' 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. M. S. M. D. 82 ,E . - 'A ,-" - 359, 6 'sr 7' ' - - - " . M 'f- Q J ' .- - . -- , -2 . A , - - . 15 47 1 ,, 543 , "K , -ML ' , :Z M,-, if -L--A ff 1, 2" -A Zgiiffgi - f. . .ff Q- ,f ' a f W' f' J -ff! . -1? f .- .. QQ.: Q - ff, f 'VV 4-L' N-F' 74 at '. yy 44 t A7 ei., ,L--,3 IQ f Af if 'I " zazari' ' ". -my , - A,-,,,,f - ,. . 1- f A-9 c A 5, xx: N ' fr 75, X Ml' TNI ' ERR fi D, . "rg I , lt tx .X X .ir . p 1--.K n lf. Q A A. 4 KiXXK.'Tx-54 , 'A . fgy. , A--1 .Q . .J up X U 1 U. M ..-V - I A 98 NAPOLEON THE EXILE 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 99 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. 100 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. its , 'iii 7 il , Msg, "-QQ' i X l lOl 3 - . , .. Q UETJE "f"2'f2vf-we . - 3 Y . . X, fy: 15' dw-S 1 X X , ,gttf -f S9 N n 1 ' ' 1 .-' x ' - A .. -A: ,.' 5:53. ' ,Q 5 7 G ' I Qx Q 'n.C::Ai if ' .3 2 53' ' 'ffnxx .fb ' T I :I ' 'i3',k, x --' S 'NVQ . f 'ff ...' 'ff ,-fl rx!! I A, ,A - ' W A.. x . if SX 5- ,I ,f 7 K -' I ,I Q? fy if -5 ,x XX, ff rl: 1 Li-, N Z f A 'I x " M in . WO N H .. X , Y :L 1, ,A , . N . 55,1 xfBiH6ii6Qxs M XNIMW N 'f-'el' ' eg X ,,., : A - f 5 .. , Wh.. 4 l x- n W 0 49 ' 3 K 1 , ff Q AY , ,. , ,K ' A ' IF., Y '- ' ,V Q S -' WM 1 Q, 1 1- Q! l 15 .laden 6 fi, 1, A f ' I Y . ' 3 V, 1 - 'Swan 5 X Jx x - ws,-www X X A vw-,mf dmweqaeeesqi N -. 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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 again.j 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. 103 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. 104 'z ..,, . X Ai .X - el .r ri i la , S fig at S ta ill as ff 63? i i' , ,f y f p fr g X 1 h '- lr ge 054.211 'Z -:I I ' X-'L j- 6 'gf Special Act. QScene, samej Enter, Senior Laws. 8 a. m. crammed for an fAnd the professor twenty blocks aWay.j 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 early exam. 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 stuntsj 105 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- selves. CSound of quills at work.j Prof: I must beg everybody's pardon for being late this morn- ing. 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? Crepeatsj 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, 106 it ls alright. It 's that way on the Harvard list, so there can be no mistake. QBeads of sweat seen on foreheads of characters as they ponder over questionsj 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. Ballard: Crisesj 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? 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 for slaughterj. 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. lO7 Act III QScene, Deanfs sanctum sanctorumj Dean is seen at desk, center of stage. Enter characters with bowed heads: they line up against the walls. 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 characteizj 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. like Xs Sunny ' ffglg I I 'X 108 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. 109 .ff-if. R , 74:4 2,7 .'-"- ,ff f,f4.!115'i-SQ fwswwmwx '?ffA:,1ez4f,f1'EFSX'i . ,GA - ,A ,.v..,,,,, 'IEE--a , 151- f" -' ,wh 3" U J: if 1 -1 ,.-. 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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 deserted her. , 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 111 , 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. 5 lj , f ,f K fr T ff 'ff -Q -j-,S,g, ,Q-L sszyjgfjs... 1 l FEl-1rewi7- trawl .-.. s . .M - ,' I -I? :F 17 r E -, .-',"' - :Ea" v'y Lf' L LIL i.. TI: 1 .. ' rfisass ' iff l - if -wiki?-illlitrf "tirf7"lff " M. . . E , -- , .,1+m,l .M uf-. :PFS--..- .. in -nillil Jil., :ij VHIJY 1! t ...M-.i n-.. - ,f -,.-,'1'. .nf',' .l.f,:y'-'. , ' ' wlllt li'!,',l1.g 3 ,e i fy iyelttdfriwillLlp! we-eff as e 'reel -- f l--il.l'i"w'tJf.',i,' lf! - gi. s.'fl1vw L -"' Jssffyf' - f -.4- s . , ' 'll' Civ..-fd' eng' 'iff .-r ...LfZ 341j'f,, A 1, 112 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 of reading. 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 door. e My heart leaped. I cried, "Come in !" the door opened, and a scrub of a boy thrust his head in. 113 '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 lawyer." 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. if 51 , x X - V r 1 I' I3 i l, xl. 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T lm, MARY DOE I-Iark to my jingle On Mary Doe Csinglej: List to my ditty On Mary Doe Cprettyb. Lawyers and sages In this and all ages I-Iave ever been singing I-Ier praises,-and ringing The necks of each other, In wildest endeavor To capture the hoyden, My lovely Marie. I found her elusive, To searching conducive, But now that she's captured I hold her enraptured. A jointure I'll make her, To my homestead I 'll take her, Wliere, safe from intrusion, No lawyer's collusion, Petition misleading, Or fraud, or vain pleading Will capture my treasure, My lovely Marie. 116 , . w-. A e X Q' 1 mlmgifm A I "A x, 2 , 1 Jai? 1905 Excellence in First-yea1' Studies First Second Third OSCAR ALBERT BERGREN JOHN DAVIDSON CLARK NIERLE SEDGWICK BROWN Rlafifked I7'7'Lf71'0'ZN277LE7LlL in PVo1'k :EDXVARD AFFOLTER Legal Biblfiogvfajnhy GEORGE D. LANTZ CLAUDE A. DAVIS Edward Thompson Company Prize GEORGE ARTHUR LEE I9O6 Excelleazce in First-year Studies First Second Third DUANE BITTENBENDER CLEMENT L. VVALDRON GLENN R. VENRICK MASON WHEELER MARTIN L. FRERICHS HORACE A. ROBBINS HAROLD WT. ROBBINS 117 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- dened audiencej 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, II8 '

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