The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 04, 1902, Image 1

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The Daily Nebraskan
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The Students of Dramatic Art En
tertain Their Friends -A Very
Creditable Performance
Tin Dramatic Club entertained a
large audience on Saturday evening
at the old cliaoel, with the presenta
tion or two plays entitled. "A 1'alr
of Lunatics." and "Betsey Maker. "
Itetween the two plays William
.Ferine filled in the time with a coro
net solo.
Miss Doanc and Mr. l'tak present
ed the firot and the characters in the
second were acted by Misses Edith
Whittier ana Helen Rcddington, and
Messrs Paul Andreson and Robert
Harrison. The formei was a short
sketch played in a spirited manner
and eliciting considerable applause.
The latter was longer and more com
plicated, with a plot which failed to
stand out as clearly as might In.' de
sired. The theme involved an ex
position of a married man whom I let
sey had charmed into paying special
attention to her in order 10 obtain a
promise which had been made to
ny the brother ot I he urifoi tunate
gentleman's wile.
Z In the course or the play the wife
Mrs. Mauser discovers wnat her
husband has been doing and
threatens to leave him. Explanations
follow and the perplexing problems
are finally settled.
The stage was well equipped and
represented a parlor, being enclosed
with curtain and drapery. Other es
sential features of a stage were made
use of as much as possible. Those
presenting the play, and the other
interested parties received the con
gratulations of their friends for the
successful manner in which the plays
were presented.
The- following was recently sub
mitted in one of the courses in En
glish: They have devastated the alcoves
In the library -swept them clean of
table and chair. Now only towering
ranges of cold, starirg books greet
the eye, when one ventures into the
once happy precincts. It is a shame
certainly. Where tlio festive "frat"
girl once Held sway and the tall
youth "joshca" In half-smothered
whispers, a cold silence rolgns.
They havo made a desert it
peace. The hours may wing their
drowsyVlight, tho days may anso
ana runutheir destined course and
fade into, the silouco of the past;
-iillUuiXYMthJjeauty and ttic
unspeakable tenderness" of tho days
that are gone will never return.
Where youth and gaity once reigned,
the haughty librarian now stalks,
lollowed by ghostly echoes, as though
tho very walls cry out against their
enlorced solitude. Tho usurping
books staro blindly, stolidly secure
in their possession. Desolation is
complete. We cannot say that It Is
for the best. Youth and nature cry
out against t he' sacrellgious silence
which dwells in these halls once
dedicated to merriment. And yet
and yet. who knows, thou all-seeing
librarian, but that thon art, in the
right'' Rut that the library is for
David City is experiencing an
athletic revival for which ('. II.
Ilinman, ex-'():i. principal of the high
school, is largely responsible. The
high school girls and boys both play
football, basket bah, and will have
baseball and tennis In alditlon the
town young ladies have nasketball
teams. Two picked teams Irom the
high school girls played a match
game Friday night, resulting In a
scoie of II tod. The playing, how
ever, was much nearer equal than
the score would show Among the
best players were Misses Styskal and
Walker, guarci and forward of the
winners, and Mis; Ayres and iSenni
son. forward and center on the losing
team. The noys' teams have had
little practice, but show good lorm
and promise improvement. Their
success is largely due to Mr. Hln
man's elTorts. It would tie well for
the athletic interests of the unlver
isty and the state ifMr. Ilinman's
example were more generally followed.
(I. E. Matson who was elected last
summer to an asslstantslup in the
department of geology, Cornell Uni
versity, is now engaged upon the
determination, of the behavior of
iron in clay and is making physical
tests (jf the fusibility arid shrinkage
of clays. A new thermo-electric
pyrometer registering up to :i000
degrees of heat has just been procur
ed for the work and Mr. Matson
offers to test the ciays of Nebraska
or which there is an extunsivo col
lection in the stato museum, secured
ny Messrs Moore. Fisher. Woodruff,
Condrn, Matson and other1.- in con
junction witli the state geological
An order was read last night at
drill calling tho attention or the
cadets arid especially the olllcers to
the fact that in drill on t lie public
streets there Is more or less oppor
tunity given to frighten horses. It
was requested that caution be ob
served sothat nothing serious in the
shape of a run-a-way should be occasioned.
Plans are now being rapidly for
mulated by the Y. M. C. A. looking
to tho visit which John S. Moore,
last-ycarls secretary, will makojihis
coming Z Sunday. A special large
meeting on Sunday is in contempla
tion. Something new In the way or
special music Is already a sure thing.
W. G. Dungan, '00, Civil- Engineer
was In Lincoln and vlsitea the University.
Schuylor Miller Writes of His Trip
on tho Continent-Paris Moro
Active ThanLondon-The
London Fog.
Schuyler Miller, Instructor in Eng
lish last year, writes to friends In
the University from Paris, telling or
his experiences, with Harry Shedd as
his companion. 'both In England and
' Mr. Miller ridicules the Londoners
for their extreme slowness, as he calls
it. ''London is a poor place to live,"
he says. ' The fog is ho thick that
when you go to church you have to
sit on the front seat to see the
preacher." Ho told or tilling up tho
microscopic fireplace In his room, put
ting on his over coat and trying to
keep warm.
lie has round that Paris is quite
different Trorn London. All Is lire and
activity, and especially on the streets
at night. The French people on the
whole take lire very easy and always
seem to be ready for amusement. The
Frenchmen, as a rule are not partic
ularly well dressed, but seem to relin
quish that feature or lire, to the la
dies who do it f ii It justice
Mr. Miller enlarges somewhat
lengthily on the t'ials and troubles he
and Mr. Shedd have been experien
cing from not knowing the language.
They have round themselves more or
less rusty on their French, and havo
considerable dicniulty In making
their wants known. At the present
time the two gentlemen arc in Florence.
This morn'ng a special musical pro
gram will be rendered.
Wednesday, Miss Routon will tanc
upjn "Food."
Thursday, Professor Nicholson will
speak upon the proposed mining
Friday,' Professor Fossler will dis
cuss Prince Henry's visit.
In one of the public schools of Oma
ha, a few days ago, a teacher in lis
tening to tho recitation of a class in
physical geography asked the ques
tion: "What are the five primary oc
cupations or man?"
The authorized answer is some
thing like this: Agriculture, lishlng
and hunting, mining, herding, lum
bor; but tho small bey replied:
"Keepin' a store, working for the
Burlington, and belli' a police
man." Omaha World-Herald.
The following you g ladles or
Omaha havo bcei. In the city since
Friday being entertained by rriends
and sisters In Kappa Alpha Thcta.
Misses .Jessie Towue, Anne Peterson,
Nolle Randall, Nell Carey and Edith
Patterson. Tho young ladles came
aown primarily to see tho bnskot
ban contests in which Omaha was
V. C. Uatie, '02. lias received an
appointment as government weigher
and will assist in tuo quadrennial
mail weighing on which tho railroad
contracts will be based for the next
four years. He left yesterday' and
expects to be absent about Isx
Will Holt, who has been visiting
bis Phi Psl brothers ror tho past
three woeks, lert Saturday evening
for his home in Forsyth, Mont.,
where he is engaged In the hotel
Ficd Deweeso has been elected as
tho delegato to represent Nebraska
Alpha, or Phi Kappa Psl at the
national convention. The conven
tion will be held in Pittsburg.
Perm., about the middle ot April.
ProresMir Calvin or tho University
or Iowa, while a guent or the Uni
versity or Nenraska as a lecturer ror
Sigma XI society, left some twenty
livo or his best lantern slides on
glacial geology as a girt to tho de
partment of geology In the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
The photographs or the Morrill
geological expeditions and or tho
stato geological survey are being ar
ranged and mounted. Tho set t,o date
will make nine large volumes.
J. Rebma-in, M)H, brought down
from the pine woods a few days ago
a lino lot of "bracket fungi" for the
department of botany.
The class in general botauy Is now
taking up tho work of "paratllne Im
bedding" preparatory to the use of
the microtomes Tor sectioning and
permanent mounting.
A new and suspicious looking
disease or seedling cherry trees has
been submitted to Mr. O'Gara for
determination. The specimens were
received by a Nebraska treo-growor
In a lot imported from France.
The oak tablet carved by Miss
Harbour and Mrs. Fisher has been
finished off ana fixed up in place over
tho key board of tho Alumni organ.
It bears tho inscription In old En
glish letters, "Girt of Alumni and
Friends, Chartordav February 15,
Forecast for Lincoln and vicinity:
Tuesday threatening, probably snow
Hurries, colder.
Weather report for 24 hours, ending
7 pm. Monday.
1'liglieBt tcmperature-42 degrees,
occurring at 4:1. pm.
Lowest temperature, 27 degrees,
occurring at 7: 15 am.
Mean temperature, 34 degrees,
which is 4 degrees above the normal.
Section Director.
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