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VOL. IH NO. J05
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SATURDAY MARCH 2, J904.
PRICE 3 CENTS
OLD TIME SCRAP
LARGE SQUAD OUT
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Juniors and Seniors Indulge in a
Bout on the Campus.
A surging mass of Juniors and Sen
iors engaged in a hand-to-hand com
bat enliened matters on the campus
yesterday morning and proed quite
conclusively that some vestiges of
class spirit and rivalry still exist in
this institution Incited to frenzy by
the Senior challenge that glared down
at them in plain letters from a board
nailed to the top of a telephone pole
In the area In front of the main hall,
tluv Juniors sailed in to lemove the
offensive thing and to show the Seniors
their proper pljice Of course the cause
of all the trouble was the green fence
that has been put up to prevent the
grass-destroying inroads of negligent
and irresponsible students who act on
their belief that a straight line Is the
shortest distance between two points.
Upon this fence the Seniors filed a
( lalin of ownership and painted a sign
to prove their light to possession. The
Juniors and the university ofllcials
excepted, however, and as a result the
lettering was obliterated In order to
make their title respected the Seniors
resolved to place a sign at the top
of the- telephone pole standing beside
the fence, and upon the momentous
lettering tiaced thereon the rising sun
jQRtejjlay morning cast his beams.
"Senior Feme Juniors must keep
off," icad the sign At chapel time a
( rowd gathered with remarkable ra
pidity, the Juniors questioning the ad
visability of allowing such an insult
ing mandate to staie them in the fa"e
while the Senlois deemed it perfectly
just and proper that the sign should
remain where it was. Speedily the op
posing factions came together and the
great class scrap was on. Sturdy foot
ball players plunged about here and
There, leaving heaps of fallen enemies
in their track and buffeting each other
with right good will. Their more deli
cate fellows did not remain Inactive,
and the mix-up was general. For fif
teen of twenty minutes the conflict
raged with varying success, and tho
gaping wounds in the wearing apparel
of many of the combatants wore tei
rlblo to behold. Yet unabashed, they
whacked their opponents and received
the returns with all the composure
that they wore able to command.
While most of the damage was sus
tained by the wearing apparel and
over-worked lungs, yet some marks of
violence inflicted were visible upon
the countenances of. those who were
Jntho thickest or the fray. While no
one was impelled with a thirst for
blood, the fighting was not a mere ex
change of taps, but savors of a good
old-fashioned college scrap In the tlmos
when wearing apparel was tbrn to
shreds, head cracked and suspenders
broken beyond repair.
Captain Jack Westover, C. T. Borg,
Fred Lundin and Fred Hunter took
quite a prominent part and furnished
much entertainment for each other as
well as for others that they happened
to meet. While they were guilty of no
attrocltles, they fought vigorously
without resorting to slugging, but with
sufllcient intentness of purpose to make
their presence felt. In the finals West
over and Hunter exchanged compli
ments, and Lundin and Borg shbwed
plainly that they did not agree. All
tamo out of fray sound of life and limb
extept Borg, who mot his fate at the
hands of a humhlo bush that suc
ceeded in landing on his eye and cut
ting the lid quite badly. Tiis illustrates
the perils made possible by the game of
football. For if the training received
enables and incites these sturdy gladi
ators to do (deeds of violence, It is
plain that they could whip the whole
. University by taking it in sections.
This Is a danger that must be guarded
miss Martha Tyler
Of St. Louis
X CHAPEL, SATURDAY NIGHT t
Auspices of Uni. Y. W. C. A.
Tickets, 25 cents,
O p. rrii
Twenty One Men in Uniform
Yesterday. Bender Comes Out
Dean Driscoll gained much glory and
renown by climbing band-over-hand,
the wire bracing the telephone pole,
and dislodging the sign from the top.
This feat ho accomplished after much
difficulty in getting started, but when
this was overcome his previous train
ing held him in good stead and he made
his distance without further trouble.
The Seniors took possession of the
sign and kept it. The strife ended with
the sign secure in their keeping, al
though the Juniors felt that their
honor was vindicated.
In this affair Nebraska has shown
that she has not forgotten her tradi
tions and that she is still able to pro
duce a first-class fight. Whether it is
desirable or not, the barbaric spirit of
the uppor classmen has manifested it
self to counterbalance, as it were, the
showing made by their humble infe
riors, the Sophomores and Freshmen
last fall The knowledge that they are
going bejond the proscribed bounds of
(oiidint and trespassing upon forbidden
grounds holds out an alluring induce
ment to college men, and the 10m
bat yesterday was but an evidence of
the outbreaks that are of perennial oc
currence in every Institution.
BRYAN AT MICHIGAN.
"In the evening Mr. Bryan, with the
Good Government club, making a par
ty of twenty-five or thirty, will be
the guests of the Athletic association
at the meet. Mr. Bryan expects to
stay in the city over Sunday, and
while here will be entertained by the
Sigma Chi fraternity, of which ho Is
Surprise for Prof. Fossler.
Noted Nebraskan Will Speak at
Ann Arbor This Evening.
Hon W. J. Bryan will deliver an ad
dress at the University of Michigan
this evening. Concerning him the
Michigan Daily has the following to
"The announcement of the coming
speech to be delivered by tho Hon.
William Jennings Bryan on Saturday
has, It Is needless to say, aroused a
great deal of interest as so many are
anxious to hear one who Ib considered
as America's greatest political speak
er. The time set for the lecture was
Saturday evening at eight o'clock.
This arrangement was decided un
favorable to the prospects for obtain
ing a large attendance at the First
Regiment meet, and for that reason
the Good Government club under
whose auspices the speech is given,
has consented to change tho time to
four o'clock in the aftornoon. This
change could only bo mado after con
ferring with Mr. Bryan, and It Is more
inconvenient for him, as his train does
not arrive till 3:20 Saturday after
noon, thus giving him little time bq-
The class In conversational German ,
which meets at 10: HO, held a surprlst
party for Professor Fossler yesterday
morning in the recitation room in hon
or of his birthday.
Although they were a day ahead of
time, tho sui prise was no less pleas
ant, and agreeable. A lunch had been
prepared before class tim. consisting
of pumper-nickel and wurst sand
wiches, rye bread, c heube and dill pit Iv
ies. Owing to the kindness ol the do
mestic science teacheis. coffc o was prc
paied in the laboratory and served hot
with the rest of the lunch.
The professor seemed very much sur
prised and delighted and ga.e a akoti.li
of his life in Germany while enjoying
his wurst and pumper-nickel.
Since the class has been studying
German idioms and customs during the
semester the conversation was con
fined to the German language. Several
toasts were offered, to which the pro
fessor replied by drinking the health of
the class with a cup of coffee.
What remained of the lunch was do
nated by the class to the domestic sci
ence teachers as thanks for their kind
The Concord Coach.
0er twenty men wero in uniform
for baseball practice yesterday after
noon. Bender was out lor the flrnt
time this season, and seemed to put a
good deal of spirit Into tho men. After
an hour's fielding practice tho men
lined up for a game, and in the few
lnings played the team showed a great
improvement over their former form.
The team Is now well up In fielding
work, and although their batting is
not as strong, still it is voiy creditable
for this time of tho season, when the
men are usually extremely poor In that
department of the game
The first casualty of the season oc
curred when Townsend was Injured in
the face by a mean grounder which
Jumped oer his glove. He will have
a bad lip on him for a week or so, but
will not be disabled.
Then men who aro at present out for
Pitch Townsend, Beltzer, Morse, Ad
ams and Dort.
Catch Bender, Miller, Barta.
Firstbase Robertson, Rager.
Second base Hammlll, Stein.
Third base Steen
Field -Cooke. Fenlon, Laird. Hru
besky, Vworak, Craig, McCallum,
The men who played as first team
j esteiday were. Bender, atch; Moise.
pitch, Williams, shoitstop, Townsend,
llr-t base, Hammlll second base.
Stcen, third base, Robeitson, I.ulrd and
It Is reported on good authority that
Ed Manning, who broke the University
iecords in the 220- aid and llu-jaid
last season, Intends to re-enter school
next year. This news occasions gen
eral good feeling In the track depart -mentr-although
It would be much mor
pleasant and beneflclent If ho were to
be In school this year, too, as theie
has not as yet appeared any candidate
for those runs who can approach Man
Mr. Payne has secured for the Mor
ton History of Nebraska a photograph
of the Concord coach recently sold to
Gran Ensign for the St. Louis exposi
tion. This vehicle was owned and
used by tho Western Stage company,
on the overland trail across Nebraska
as early as 1850. This coach tooluiU
name from Concord, N. H., whero it
was manufactured. It carried nine pas
sengers inside, whllo two or three
could be accommodated on the outfildjk-
The fare jn one of these coaches from
Lincoln to Nebraska City was $6.00
without any rebate as late as 1870.
Don Cameron's lunch counter fo
Chapln Bros.. Florists. 127 So. 13th
Walt's full Orchestra
There have been an unusual number
of Indoor track meets among the mi'l
ue western universities during the last
two weeks. The most prominent one
was hold at Milwaukee, In which Wis
consin carried off the honois and in
cidentally broke three records. Among
them wbb the two-mile run. Illinois
was defeated a week later by Chicago
In this meet Blair, the Chicago cap
tain, who holds the western record foi
tho 100-yard dash, disappointed his sup
porters and was defeated by his own
In the eastern basket ball league of
eight teams Columbia holds first place
with eight games won and none lOBt to
Michigan is having a hard time with
her football schedule for next year. A
couple of weeks ago Manager Balrd an
nounced that he was unable to sign a
Tnanksglvlng game with any of the big
eastern teamB, and by that time all the
western colleges had their schedules
completed. And now he finds that all
of the Httje colleges of the country are
(Igniting shy of Michigan on account
of the big scores tho Wolverines al
ways roll up, and consequently wijl not
sign for any early-season Wednesday
games. It is really hard luck when a
team feets so strong that its manager
can't fill his schedule.
The Whitebreast Co., at 1106 O St,
is the place to buy coal.
Big Reduction. Sanderson's Sale.
Special rate to students at Hendry's.
Pioneer barber shop, open till 8. 11th
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