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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SATURDAY, MAY 9, J905.
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Dramatic Club Ends Season With
."The Man of Destiny," "Holly Tree
Inn' and "In Honor Bound"
Good Work In the Last.
l The University of Nebraska Dra
matic Club closed a very successful
season Thursday evening by present
ing three one-act plays In a very
commendable manner: "The Man of
Destiny" by George Bernard Sha'w;
''Holiy Tree Inn," by Charles Dickens,
dramatized by Mrs. Oscar Berlnger,
and "In Honor Bound," by Sidney
Grundy. The audience with Its usual
Lincoln' contrarlneBB, refused to be op
time and succeeded in marring the
flrst part of "The Man of Destiny"
"-"The Man of Destiny" treats of an
episode In which a strange lady seeks
to secure from Napoleon certain let
ters written by Josephine to a high
officer in Paris, putting her (Jose
phine) In a compromising position,
and which fell into Napoleon's hands.
The play is not very well suited to
amateurs, for tho part of Natfoleon
is one. of great difficulty and there
was a lack of action In the play which
threw all the stress upon numerous
and subtle changes in the relation
ship between Napoleon and "The
Strange Lady" as they parried and
fenced each other's words. Napoleon
secures the letter, but after reading
it they together burn It and "the cur
tain falls as they sit side by side In
the candle-light. Mr. Hibnor, as Na
poleon, appeared very well, but his
voice was scarcely powerful enough
to make the stronger parts impress
slve. Miss Hlbner as "The Strange
Lady" and Mr. Letton as the iLou
tenant, filled their parts very well,
Miss Hlbner's, as Bald before, being
very difficult In the delicate changes
of attitude she had to portray. Mr.
Ersklne as the comical Inn-keeper
drew much laughter from the audi
In -"Holly Tree Inn" Mr. Purceli
and Miss Adams' acted the part of
the childish sweethearts very con
. vinclngly. Miss ,Tully aB Mrs. Cobbs,
an elderly Yorshlre ln-keeper's wife,
had mastered the dialect well, which
was Mr. Murphy's only falling. As
Job Cobbs, tho old lnnkeepe,r, he
was a good old man, but had not
much trace of Yorkshire dialect. The
minor parts of Captain Walmers and
Betty,- the servant-girl, were well
taken by 'Mr. Hlbner and Miss Hoi
combe. The last play, "In Honor Bound,' by
Sidney flrundy, la a very delicately
written piece of work, with many
.strong situations, and although "the
theme Is old as the 'world, the emo
tional appeal is one which' reaches
all alike and the interest was held
perfectly from beginning to end. The
acting was superb and no praise would
' be flattery. The plot In brief' Is this:
iFJhlilp Graham leaves England for
several years and returning, we seo
him in the- library of his friend, Sir
George Carlyou, a lawyer and mem
ber of parliament, who hands him a
letter just arrived for him. On the
boat from Australia Philip haB fallen
In love with Rose Dalrymple and he
tolls Sir Qeorge, omitting the girl's
name. Sir George divines that Philip
left England on account of an old love
affair and adyiBes him to see that tho
old love releases him before he mar
ries the new. Philip Is surprised at
Sir George's keenness, who goes on
and cynically analyzes his whole case,
telling him that his flrst Bweetheart
was a married woman and even tho
name of hia second, who, in fact, is
Sir Georges niece just over from Aus
tralia and who is at the theater with
Lady Carlyou. Philip Is surprised,
but confides In Sir George and aBks
his advice. Sir George, as the guar
dian of Rose Dalrymple, advises him
to get a letter from tho woman re
leasing him to marry the girl. Mean
while Lady Carlyou and Rose have
returned and Philip is in consterna
tion, for his earlier lover is no other
than Lady Carlyou, whom he has not
known to be Roses aunt. When they.
are alone, Lady Carlyou bravely
writes the letter and signs it. Sir
George enters and Philip Incautiously
discloses that he has the release. Sir
George asks where he got It so soon.
Philip prevaricates and says in the
letter he has just received. As the
guardian of Rose, Sir George demands
It. Philip demurs and apeals to Lady
Carlyou, whom Sir George accepts
as arbiter. She tells Philip to give
the letter over. Sir George burns It
without reading. Lady Carlyou begs
his forgiveness and, touched by her
self-sacrlflce and given courage by her
courage, he forgives "In payment of a
debt I have long owed you," so all
ends happily. Tho work of Mr. John
ston and Miss Gould as Sir George
and Lady Carlyou was thoroughly
finished. They were complete masters
of their parts and made the most of
every line and every suggestion, fill
ing the roles with dignity and effec
tiveness. Mr. Bumstead and Miss
Linderman, although In tho less Im
portant parts of Philip Graham and
Rose Dalrymple, were equally as good
and the whole play was so smoothly
and artistically given that It left
nothing wanting. One will go to the
theater a long time before he sees a
piece presented any better1 by pro
fessionals. The following are the
casts of the three plays gven:
The Man of Destiny.
Napoleon Bonaparte.. Aldls E. Hibnor
A Strange Lady Nova M. Hlbner
A Lieutenant Harry P. Letton
An Inn Keeper. .. .Samuel A, Ersklno
Holly Tree Inn. .
Jab. Cobbs, Landlord of Holly Tree
Inn Allen (Pat) Murphy
Captain Walmers, of Walmer's
Court Aldls E. Hlbner
Harry "Walmers, only Son of Capt.
Walmers . , Johnnie Purceli
Mrs. Cobbs, Landlady of Holly Tree
Inn Bashle Tully
Betty, Chambermaid. Bpssle Holcombe
Norah, Harrys Sweetheart '.
Scene: Sitting room of the Holly
Time: New Years Eve.
Place: On the road to Gretna
In Honor Bound.
Sir George Carlyou, Q. C, M. P....
. , .Ed. Johnston
Philip Graham Alden Bumstead
Lady Carlyou. , . .Frances .Gould
Rose Dalrymple.. Kathleen Linderman
Scent: Room at George Carlyou's',
TRACK TEAM GOES
TEAM MEETS KAN8A8 TODAY AT
The Prospects of Winning Are Good
Weights and Hurdle Events
The University track team loft yes
terday for Lawrence, where they
meet Kansas University today In tho
annual dual track meet
Thanks to tho fact that the Univer
sity has no athlotlc field, the team is
In no better condition than It was at
tho time of tho preliminary meet last
Saturday. Tho weather has been cold
and wet all week, permitting no good
work-outs. The fair ground track has
been In abominable condition and the
work on the engineering building has)
so far advanced that track work on
the old flold Ib Impossible. Had the
University a good athletic field and a
cinder track such as all other schools
of its size and Importance are equip
ped with, the track teams would bo
able to go Into these meets without
the plea of poor condition. It Is to be
hoped that our future track teams
will not have to do their running
around tho tennis courts or on the
poor track at tho fair grounds.
Notwithstanding the difficulties un
der which the team has been labor
ing this spring, they left for Kansas
confident of winning the meet. Judg
ing from the comparative scores of
tho Kansas preliminary ' meet, held
ten days ago, and our home meet of
last Saturday, the Cornhuskers ap
parently have the advantage. Kansas
will doubtless win the quarter-mile-hands
down, since their star man,
Dennis, ran It In 521-5 last week. In
tho half-mile, too, they are looked
upon as likely winners. Priest, their
half-mller, ran thlB distance in
2:06 2-5 at their preliminary meet,
which is a second faster than Davis's
time last Saturday.
In the hurdles and weights Nebras
ka Is expected to win everything.
McDonald has been showing up In
good form In both the high and low
hurdles. Sid Collins Is regarded as
a sure winner In the hammer and
shot and probably the discus as well.
In the dashes Wlldtnan looks a lit
tie better than his Kansas opponent,
Haddock, on paper. However, Had
dock is known to bo a fast man and
our sprinters will have no easy time
In beating him out.
Knodo and Parker are expected to
have a hard flght In the high Jump.
The fact that Parker jumped only '5
feet 4 Inches in the Kansas meet is
no Indication that he can't go higher,
since he was not hard pressed. Knode
is in good form this spring and will
not quit at less than Ave 'feet seven
The pole-vault is an uncertain quan
tity. McMaaters (our only entry) has
been handicapped all spring by work
ing with a short pole, Under the cir
cumstances he has been doing, well,
however, and he Is expected to give
a good account of himself.
In the distances Captain Alden,
DavlB and Bauman ought to gather In
a few points. It has not yet boon defi
nitely decided. Just what evonts Al
den will go into. Hfiuls unquestion
ably a good mller anane has run tho
two-mile in closo to ten minutes this
year. Howovor, If he drops out of
tho half mile to run In the. two-mile
It will leave only one man, Davis,
entered in the half, which, is unde
sirable. This afternoon tho Freshman track
team meets tho Wesleytan 'Varsity
team at Wesleyan.
White Carnation the Emblem U. 8.
Senate to Observe the Day
Tomorrow is "Mothers' Day" In
Lincoln. 'According to Secretary C.
M. Mayno'a plan, every man In tho
city of Lincoln Is requested to wear
a white carnation on his' coat lapel
on thlB day; Is urged to write her a
letter such as he has never written
before if he cannot go to see her, and
to go to church for her sake.
The plan as, originated by Mr.
Mayne has met the heartiest approval
of prominent men down town. Gov
ernor Sheldon Bays that It Is destined
to become by next year a nationally
observed day. Yesterday Senator
Burkett Introduced a bill In the Sen
ate that Sunday be observed as such
a day by tho members of that body
and of the House.
Tomorrow tho paBtors of all the
churches In the city will have espe
cially prepared sermons for tho occa
sion, Men especially are urged to
turn out and make this a greater suc
cess than the celebrations given in
honor of Washington, Lincoln or any ,
of tho nations honored statesmen. It
Is the homage due every "mother" in
Nebraska "Almost" Wins.
In the game yesterday at Mlnne?
apolis the Cornhusker team won an
other paper victory. They played the
Gophers to more than a standstill
through eleven Innings. In the end
of the last Inning, however. It became
too apparenb that without regard to
the rules of -baseball, the Gophers had
ten good men in. the game, the work
of the tenth man, Umpire Mulane)
being of such a nature as to class him
the star for tho Gophers. Accord
ingly, Captain Bellamy wisely de-'
elded that If Minnesota wanted the'
game so badly as all that, they. could
have It. Nebraska made five errors
to tho Gophers' nine, and outbatted
them eight to Ave. Beltzer struck
out ten men, while only two Nebras
kanB fanned tho breezes,
Sophomores who have not secured
tickets for Ivy' Day may obtain them
from the following committee: Marie
Barr, Janet Lawrence, Josephine
Huse, Grace Klmmel,' Lorenzo Flower,'
John Dlrjcaj John Heppertoh, O,
Modealtt, John Trude, l yf
Hawkins, R. L. La Chapelle, Harry'.
Ingles and 'S. A. Mahood.
Pies like mother .tried to make.
Baked freak twiee a day by an expert
r woman pie baker, at Tke Bostom
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