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the Daily Nebraskan
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, OCTOBER 10, 1901.
VOL.1. NO. 18.
ROCK ISLAND QUITS THE FIGHT
Contest Over the Minneapolis Rate at an End Rate (Joes
Down to Three Dollars- An Immense Crowd the
Result of the Cut Team Leaves Today for
Minneapolis Final Practice- En
couraging -The Proba
The railroad fight Is over. Yester
day afternoon at 4 o'clock the Rock
Island ofllclalB announced that they
were out of the contest as far as spe
cial rates to Minnesota are concerned.
The Northwestern at once took
steps to handle the whole crowd. The
rate of $3 for the round trip will be
maintained by them The train over
that road will leave Lincoln nt GSO
Friday evening and will arrive in Min
neapolis in time for breakfast Satur
day morning. Pullman sleepers will
he added at Missouri Valley. Dou
ble berths in these will cost $2 each
way The return trip will begin at 7
o'clock Sunday morning The tiain
will arrive home about 8 o'clock in
Every effoit is being made by the
ofllcials of the Northwestern to han
dle the croWd quickly and satisfac
torily. Thirty day coaches have been
ordered to Lincoln and ten sleepers
will he sent to Missouri "Valley tobe.
attached to the train there. Tickets
will be sold today at the down-town
ticket ofllce and at the depot.
The Northwestern ofllcials explain
that being the shortest route to Min
neapolis, they were forced into the
light to protect their interests and
having entered they had gone in to
Htay. The action of the Rock Island
has released the athletic board from
all their obligations to that road. The
team will leave today over the North
western. Yesterday was a busy day at the
ticket ofllces. The evidence points to
a crowd numbering into the thousands.
Last evening the Northwestern ticket
ofllce was crowded with people who
were Inquiring about rutes and time
limits. It is the Intention of the road
to handle the excursionists in a way
that will be perfectly satisfactory to
all who go.
At the chapel mass meeting this
morning the details of the arrange
ments as far as made will be ex
plained. Practice for the Minnesota-Nebraska
game Is over. The 'Varsity squad
has tramped its native heath for the
last time before meeting the giants
of the north. At l.iB the Northwest
ern bears the Nebraska eleven toward
The practice last evening was the
best held on Nebraska field for sev
eral weeks. The men played with a
business-like air forming Interfer
ence that would Btagger a stone wall,
and opening the scrubs like a batter
ing ram would breech a picket fence.
It brought tears of Joy to the black
ened bleachers and yells of pride and
admiration were the result. There
were many pleasant surprises Shedd
played a turn at half. Ringer was
back at guard for the first time In two
weeks. Ryan will be out until next
week. Stringer and Hell did some fine
punting. The rooters yelled compli
ments to each individual on the team
and Coaches Melford and Booth.
The line-up for the game Saturday
will probably be:
Cortelyou, R E, Stringer, R. T.;
Linger, Tobln. R. G.; Koehler, C;
Hrew. L (1.; Westover, L. T.; Shedd,
Johnson. L. E . Drain. Q.. Shedd,
Mender, R. II . Kingsbury. Crandoll,
L. II . PilJsbury. Bell, F.. subs, Eager"
Illckle, Mulllken. Voss.
The intention Is to use Shedd, Kings
bury and Pillsbury at backs during
the first half and into the second.
Have them buck and hammer the fat
men of the north. Then replace our
tired giants by Bender, Bell and Cran
dall. skirt their .ends for additional
scores and victory.
This Morning 10 O'clock
Everyone. Come Out
The first football mass meeting was
held in chapel yesterday morning. The
meeting was held for the purpose of
disseminating information about the
excursion to Minneapolis. Professor
Wyer in behalf of the athletic hoard
explained the contract the board had
entered into with the Rock Island and
urged the students to help the board
fulfil the contract. He explained that
tickets to the football field wercon
sale at the library and should be pro
cured before Thursday. A section of
bleacher seats will be reserved for the
Nebraska delegation. All Nebraskans
were urged to Join the Nebraska crowd.
Professor Wyer opened his remarks
with an apt parody on a popular quo
tation: Count that day lost -vhose low
descending sun views from the rail
roads no sharp rate-cutting done.
HANDICAP TRACK MEET.
A handicap track meet will be held
within the next two or three weeks.
This will take the place of the freshmen-sophomore
contest of former
years. Instead of the meet being open
only to members of the lower classes
It Is now free to any student In the
University. In order to make the con
test an even one between old and new
men the older men and those having
records will be handicapped.
Entries for the meet must he In by
Friday. October 18, and all candidates
must undergo a physical examination.
The winner of each event will receive
The following events will be contested-
Running high Jump.
Running broad Jump.
Cross cotrntry run.
Entries must be made by Friday,
October 18, 1901 All candidates must
hae physical examination. This con
test is open to any University stu
dent Winners of each event will re
ceive a prize.
THE UNIVERSITY GREEN-HOUSE.
The green-houses are now being put
in shape for the winter season. The
number of grown plants is almost
nothing, but the greater space Is
takeh up by cuttings and seedlings.
All the cuttings from the plants on
the campus have been Btarted, which
will be used for next year's decorative
work Several hundred of these cut
tings are now beingf rooted.
The number of crysanthemums this
year is especially large, there being
about two hundred potted plants. Two
valuable varieties have beou added,
the Colonel Appleton and Timothy
Eaton, which were all the rage In the
east last year. There is now on hand
about thirty-six varieties, Including
both single and multistemmed. A few
of them are already showing color In
the bud and many will be out by the
end of the month.
Other things worth mentioning are
some orchids from Mexico, which are
in bloom, and a blooming cactus of
the Cyrus variety. This plunt had
three blooms Tuesday night and dur
ing the summer has produced thirty
full blossoms. These are' very Jjeautl
ful specimens of Ihelr kind. A large
number of valuable cactus plants have
been gathered together in the green
houses. Owing to the lowness of the glass
roof some of the palms in the palm
house are bent down at the tops.
Throughout the whole department
may be noticed a lack of space.
THE JUNIOR PROM COMMITTEE.
The following have been appointed
as the Junior Prom, committee:
Chnlrman, A. C. Lau.
Master of ceremonies, George flhld
ler. Committee, Misses Honeywell, Jon
klns, Woodford and Marshall; Messrs.
Kimball, Hill, Kees, Pollard, Engles,
Farney, King, R. E. Smith, Graff.
The prom, will be given In all prob
ability at the Lincoln the first Friday
Those who have read the football
columns of the Journal lately have
noticed with considerable Interest and
sympathy the puerile trash which
has been sent up from Lincoln for
publication regarding the football sit
uation there. In the first place If
the person who writes this "stuff"
knew anything about the strategy of
the game he would not endeavor to di
vulge all tire points of their system,
and, in the second place, If he know
that he was writing fdr an Intelligent
football public he would know better
than to vaunt the prowess of a team
which before the game with Minne
sota last year was practically un
known even In the west. Puffed up
with the vanity and filled with a large
sense of the great Importance of u
team which Is yet In Its embryonic
stage this writer, whoever he may be,
Is becoming distressingly sickening to
those who have seen high class foot
"bair We are always glad to hear news of
any kind concerning our friends at
Lincoln, but we desire to register n
protest against "stuff" of this kind.
Minnesota Daily. I
The appearance on the campus of
five men wearing Minnesota colors
was the ocasion of a small motf yester
day. The men who were undergoing
initiation into Sigma Alpha Epsllon
were all freshmen. The wearing of
the maroon and old gold was a part of
the Initiatory tests. Their appearance
on the campus caused something of a
Ltlr among .ne students. A mob of
about thirty at once formed and re
paired to mechanic arts hall where
one of the Initiates, B"ud Slzer, had a
class. He was called rrom the class
room and ordered to take off the col
ors. This he refused to do, saying that
they had been placed there by his fra
ternity and there they would stay un
til the were forcibly removed. At
this the crowd grabbed the colors anTT
cut them Into bits and distributed the
remnants as souvenirs. The initiate
was allowed to return to his class.
The Chicago Tribune for October 7
says that Nebraska has entered a pro
test against Rodgers, the ex-captain
of the Carlisle team, who is now play
ing end for the Gophers. Rodgers
played five years on the Carlisle team.
This makes him ineligible to play
again according to the rules adopted
by the "Big Nine." Even had Rodg
ers not played five years, he would still
be ineligible, for a man who has played'
in one college cannot play In another
until he has been one year a resident
of the place to which ho has gone.
The men's gymnasium classes have
begun light apparatus work.