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Voi. 111. No. 4.
UNIVERSITY OF NKB11ASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, ISO.
Pkick Five Centi
Ossiflod Specimens Will Not
bo Permitted in the Cavalry.
SAW HORSES TO BE DEBARRED
Somo Changes Will Have to be Made
by Those Who Had the Wrong
Idea Battalion Notos.
Some time tomorrow forenoon
there will he a meeting held, of
these who are desirous of enlisting
in the cjtvnlry troup. Lieutenant
Pershing is anxious that every one
who can possos himself of a liorse
he present with it,
.lust how many will be present,
and what their names are cannot be
told at this tune, hut the formation
of the troup has been the talk
among the uoy.-. for some time,
and an onthu.Mustic gathering is
Vhether it will be possible to
form the troup or not is also doubt
lul, as the lieutenant will inspect
hordes tomorrow, but if the re
quired number, and proper kind
are on exhibition, the enterprise
will go through with a rush.
The inspection ot horses is some
thing thai has not up to this time,
been counted upon by the boys and
it is quite likely tliat the intentions
of several will nave to be changed.
The formation of a cavalry troup
is something new about this necic
o1 the woods, and it is thought that
many had the wrong idea as to
what sort of horses they should se
cure. Wheeler will have to change his
yjaus greatly, or be barred from
membership. It was his intention
to resurrect the old saw horse, now
lying at the bottom of the wood
pile on his grandfather's farm.
llow sadly he remembered the days
long past when he used to stay
home from school to taw logs
for the blazing hearth upon that
identical horse. But now he was
to r;do ga3'iy to victory on it
when his hopes are thus ruthlessly
Then Forbes must make other
arrangements, lie has had his eye
for some time upon an old nag,
employed in hauling a street car
near University Place. It was to
expedite mutters, when a wash
board should be needed in caiup
that Jed him to settle upon this par
ticular creature which will hardly
be up to the required standard at in
spection. The fact tliat ponies and
bung hole stoppers will not be
tolerated is calculated to throw out
quite a few, and several who pos
sessed plugs of the Lorillard breed
will also be disqualified. It must
be admitted that this is rather a
doleful state of affairs, but their is
nothing to do but make the best of
Companies Will Contain About
Kltflity Men Notes.
Although for many years the ca
det battalion has been a fine one,
yet never in its history has it been
as promising as at present. To
begin with, four hundred and
twenty-five men Jiave registered
for drill, an increase of one hun
dred and twenty-five over last year.
Out of these probably fifty will be
excused and twenty-five will go
into the hand, leaving eighty men
or more hi eui'h company and malt
ing eight sets of fours to a com
pany. An artillery company will
very likely bo established, com
posed of old cadets, who have no
particular work in the companies.
The leiuteuant has rent for two new
breech loading cannon, which with
the old guns will make a bat
tery of alx pieces. This company
will take about fifty men, thus les
sening the pressure somewhat in
the other companies.
HE SAID "HORSES.
Additional arms will bo obtained
probably as soon as the regents
The officers have been selected
this your with the utmost care,
more attention being given to pro
ficiency than to university credits.
The old men are through with
the setting up exorcises now, al
though the new cadsts will be put
through the mill for some time yet.
This year, dumb bell exercises
were added to the regular setting
up drill, and every cadet will ac
knowledge the good he has received
thereby. The old men have been
divided into three detachments
which alternate each week with ar
tillery, cavalry, and gymnasium
The recruits are working harder
and are a better looking lot than
any previous "awkards."
This is Leiutentant Pershing's
last year, and it is very evident
that lie is setting a pace which will
make his successor "110114)" to
The Ulee Club Meets.
The University Glee Club met in
the chapel Wednesday evening,
with eighteen new men present ami
most ot the old ones, '.there were
fifty-six. who took the examination
and eighteen of these were sent a
postal card requesting their pres
ence Wednesday evening. The
now men were thoroughly tried at
singing some of the songs the club
sang last year. They were then
dismissed and informed that they
would be notified when their pres
ence was again desired The old
members ot the club then indulged
in a good practice.
Second Jilevcn 011 JDcck.
Sweeney, captain of the second
eleven deserves more credit than
any man on the first team, for the
untiring zeal and energy he has
put in training his men. Sweeney
mis worked like a trooper every
night, and alone has made it possi
ble for the first eleven to liave
something to practice against.
The following members of the sec
ond team also deserve mention for
their work, and it is probable tliat
some of them will be on the regu
lar eleven next year: Spooner,
liny ward, Duncan, Bowman, Cook,
Concy,lloagland,Sykes and others.
It is probable tliat two or three
games will be arranged with some
of the high school teams of the
state, which ought to attract much
The Kansas-Nebraska Debate.
Interest in the approaching Kansas-Nebraska
debate is increasing,
and the prospects for some brilliant
efforts are promising. Four di
visions of the debaters have been
made with eight individuals in each
one. These are lettered from A to
D and each division has been as
signed a subject which its members
tire to debate. The following sub
jects liave been chosen: Division
A, Resolved, That the principles
and policies of the A. P. A. are
un-American and inexpedient
Division B, Jtcxolvcd Tliat capi
tal punishment should lie abolished.
Division C, Jtetsolved, Tliat it was
a mistake to grant the negro right
Division D, Itesohcd, That the
present social and political condi
tions of the United States demand
a material increase in our standing
Through an error of the secre
tary' O. E. Burr's name was not
registered, but inasmuch as Mr.
Teele lias withdrawn Mr. Burr lias
boon permitted by the executive
committee to take his place and
will debute with Division A.
The members of the demo-pop
and republican clubs attended the
Bryan-Thurston debate in a body.
The debute waba boon to both clubs
as everyone who desired a ticket
was required to sign the constitu
tion and pay the initiation fee of
WILL TELLTHE TALE
Tomorrow's Game Will Show
Up Our Team.
PROFESSOR HERRON'S SUBJECTS
Grlnnell to be Slaughtered on the
Gridiron Field How They
Will Lino Up.
Tomorrow will bo an important
day in the history of university
athletics this year. It is then that
we moot Grinnell, who for four
out ot live years, has hold the
championship in 1 ho stale of Iowa
over the gridiron field. The an
archists from the homo of Prof
llorron will bo upon us, and an
estimate can easily bo made by
nightfall, :u to where we are at 111
the foot ball world.
The Grinnell team is one of the
strongest in the west this year and
if they are defeated tomorrow there
is no doubt but that the pennant
for the intor-stato championship
will wave over the Urn field at the
close of the season.
There will be only two games
play el by the varsity eleven in
.Lincoln this year, and this is the
one you want to see. Of course
nearly every one will go to both,
but tomorrow's conllict should be
the choice of the economical stu
dent. If every body is there, we
ean't lose, :is the boys will be so
much encouanged, so bring along
your best girl, and enjoy such a
day as enters but seldom in student
The Grinnell team has most of
its old players back, and is well
built- The average weight of the
lino is 1GU pounds, and the force
behind it 148 pounds. Templeton
left guard is the heaviest man on
the team weighing 185 pounds,
lie puts up an aggressive game,
and is hard to displace.
Crary Captain and quarter back
weighs but 140 pounds, but he is
noted for his sure tackles. Arms
shows up well at enter the postion
he played at last year. Darby left
tacKle, is fulfilling his old position
this year. Gray and Keid will
probably play the lialves though
Palmer may bo put in. Gray is a
heavy plunger and is about the
best man on the team.
No one can tell at this juncture
just how the men will Hue up but
the following will be correct 311 the
maiu. Cravford sa's he can tell
more exactly at '6 o'clock to
morrow. GU1KXJSLL. LINCOLN.
Harris l. 1: Flippen.
Darby l. t Qury.
TempIeman....L. a ... .Wilson.
Arms c. Hemming.
Grinnell . ..u. c Alms.
Blodgett k. t Dorn, CapL
Willard. u. is Wiggins.
Crur3', Capt...Q. it Crawford
Gray l. u Fair.
Keid u. Yont.
Jones jr. n Frank.
Substitutds Arlherlon, Lynde
and Surgeants; Bradt, Sweeney,
Cameron and llayward.
EFFECTS OF COACHING.
It Shows up Well on the Western
All the western teams are show
ing up far stronger this 3'ear llian
ever before. This is beyond doubt
on account of the belter class of
couchers and continued coaching.
This is especially noticeable at
Doune, which is one of the smaller
colleges of the west. Nevertheless
.Jeffries, Thomas, and Lyman, who
liave been coaching this eleven liave
made it so strong tliat in the Kan
sas game last week were it not for
Hector Cowan's playing on the
Uz.:n Doune would probably have
won as Kansas scored most of her
points on fumbles and lucky runs,
with tho exception of Cowans long
Another team that is showing
tho result of good coaching is tho
.Iowa college team at Grinnell.
This team every year has had very
good vouchors and now is playing
a game that very few colleges in tho
west can approach, especially in
point of speed and endurance. In
the Grinnell Minnesota game last
Saturday, tho score being ton to
two the Grinnell team did not lot
tho Minnesota team score in tho
last half and forced them to make
a safety; and had tho Iowa team not
fumbled badly they would prob
ably have won.
Kansas has always hail good
couchers and as a result has boon
hivitoii but a few limes in four yeai
They are especially fortunate this
year in having tho servics of Hec
tor Cowan, who is beyond doubt
one of the finest men that was over
on tho foot ball field, lie is said
by many to bo one of the five great
toot bail men (viz.: Helllelinger,
Camp, King, Cowan and Mofiatt).
Minnesota also is a school which is
up to tho times in regard to couch
ers. It hus in three years devel
oped a wonderful eleven which was
not beaten last year and the year
before ami was only score I on twice,
once by Kansjis and once by "Wis
consin. Iowa stale university,
however, has not been coached
properly in the last year and as a
consequence they have retrograded
Nebraska is just starting to be
recognized :is a factor in the cham
pionship of tho west. Last year
they liad one of tho best couchers
in the west, in the person of Frank
Crawford, who, although the ma
teriul was very good, was badly
handicapped by a lack of unity.
Nebraska has never seemed to real
ize that when they secured the ser
vices of a coach his authority on
the team should bo absolute, the
presumption being tliat he is the
best informed man concerning foot
ball in the college, and thereby' bet
ter qualified as regards selections of
players. However, this year every
thing tends to show that we will
have tho best team ever known in the
history of the University, as every
thing is running smoothly at last,
and all the men show a disposition
to do their best, and as the captain
directs. 1 think inside of a month
Nebraska will have the best line in
the west, tho only difficulty being
in the half-backs. Flippin, Deru,
Oury, and Fair being tried, all of
whom lack something. Fair, how
ever, runs the hardest of the lot,
and follows his interferanco fairly
well, but not so good as Oury and
Deru. Flippin runs somewhat
after the manner of Osgood, of
Pennsylvania, being more of an in
dividual player. However, Ne
braska, this year, as soon as the
men are developed more, will liave
an eleven no university need le
ashamed of. L P. Gaudnkr.
The KansaB university team de
feated the Topeka Athletic Club
last week by the score of 19 to 0.
"Little" Yont came buck Wed
nesday with his liair. 1 Herr Yont
will take his old place on the team.
The university of Minneapolis
eleven lias eight of its old men
bade Tho team gives promise of
all its former strength, yet the
players are not practicing regu
larly. The average weight of its
members is 3 OS pounds. The line
will average 1T2 pounds and those
behind 100 pounds. In the gu me
with Grinnell the hitters was de
feated by the score of 10 to 2.
Robert Sneer, a (rraduate of
Princeton, and secretary of the
Presbyterian Board of Missions,
addressed a large number of stu
dents in the cJiapl last Sunday af
ternoon. Mr. Spoor is an interest
ing and powerful speaker. His
plea for missions was one of (he
finest ever delivered befora the
THEY CAN'T SOLDIE
Special Students will Strike
More Rapid Gait.
MUST AVERAGE 85 PER CENT.
Every Ono Should Havo Expross
Permission to Carry Loos
Than Seventeen Hours.
Consternation has boon created
in the ranks of the "unemployed"
by tho little sign, which was tacked
up Tuesday on the Chancellor's
bulletin board, and those who have
been pursuing a Coxey army gait
through their university course,
have turned and approached the
wrath to come. At the mention
of being dropped from tho rolls,
there was a movement in the rear
rank, and the Chancellor's time the
rest of the week has been mainly
devoted to hearing the extempora
neous excuses devised by those in
terested. There is to be a revolution, so to
speak, in the executive department
of this institution, regarding the
maimer in which special students
arc to be treated. It has been
given out "cold" from the proper
authority, that if thc3r cannot keep
up a high standard in their work.
a dull sickening thud will be audi
ble :is they arc dropped from the
roll. During the present year
there will be special monthly ex
aminations of all students carrying
less than full work, and those fail- '
ing to maintain an average grade
ot 85 per cent will be precipitated
in the manner before described.
No one i- allowed to carry less
than seventeen hours without ex
press permission. It seems tliat
there are several who have regis
tered for th:- 'number of hours, and
who quieth have cut several Of
their chisscs, and are now taking a
less number per week. It is against
these mainly tliat the ultimatum lias
been directed. Tho&e who have
registered for only bench work,
chapel, and drill, arc now bestir
ring themselves and give promise
of doing a little work of a material
nature before the close of the se
mester. The flank movement tliat the
chancellor lias executed will un
doubtedly give rise to some good,
liard work being indulged in by a
now seemingly favored few. While
the object is not so much to reduce '
attendance as it is to sec that only
the deserving are offered the ad
vantages of this institution, the
scheming tliat the chancellor is do
ing to keep the attendance some
where within bounds, is brought
to notice. Another reason for the
outburst is to determine just how
many special students are enrolled,
so an estimate can bo nude of the
candidates for degrees.
'8 Get Together.
There was a meeting of the class
of '98 lust Friday, which was well
attended. The officers were elect
ed lust term. They are: President,
Thomas Lunn; vice president, Miss
Stockton; secretary, Bona Cliap
pcll; treasurer, John Itoberts; his
torian A. S. John-on ; scrgcant-at-arms,
L. E. Smith. Of the sixty
members present, the majority was
niude up of the new students who
entered this year.
The main question to come up
before the class was the advisabil
ity of holding a freshman social.
A data was finally settled upon, but
it is understood that another meet
ing is to be held this afternoon for
the purpose of changing it, as it is
thought the date set wilJ interfere
with tho Hallow-e'en celebration.
The question of a cane rush will
also be brought up. Every mem- i
her of '1)8 is urged to be present I
at the meeting this afternoon, as
matters of importance to all will'
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