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THE NEBRASKA N
Vol. IJI. No. 27.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1805.
PmcK Five Cknts.
A LETTER FROM ALASKA
A FORMER STUDENT WHITES OF
Iiottor Written Auff. a, '04, Beaob.cs Lin
coln May 11, Olvos Details of a Trip
Through tho Land of Gold.
Tho following lottor from P. J.
Jowoll, ii formor university stu
dont, writton August 2, 1801, was
received May 11, JiSUo. Being in
tho very heart of frooti Alaska,
his letter will no doubt prove
very interesting to your readers.
0. 0. G.
Ft. Cuuahy, N W. T., Canada. )
August 2 180-1. (
My Deau Fkjknd: It is with
great pleasure that, in compliance
with your request, 1 write you
this letter. No doubt tho card I
wrote you from Juneau reached
its destination in due lime.
As every moment is precious at
this time of tho year, and it is ab
solutely necessary to make good
use of time, I shall make this let
tor brief, giving only a brief out
line of trip in this frozen country
and my doings since arriving
At ono p.m. April 4th, in com
pany with twenty-seven other
"lukouers, I wont aboard the
steamer Hustler, and a few min
utes later wo were steaming up
tho coast leaving Juneau out of
sight in no time. At noon tho
next day we were lauded at Dyea,
tho head of navigation.
At this point tho real hardships
of tho journey begin. Loading
our outfit, which weighed about
1,200 pounds, on two hand sleds
my three partners and myself
started up the canon on tho ico.
It required two days of very hard
work to drag our loads to Sheep
camp, distant twelve miles from
tho landing. Tho trail was rough,
slippery, and in many places very
steep; blinding snow storms, ac
compunied by fierce and bitterly
cold winds, swept down the canon
chilling us completely. At noon
of tho sixth day after reaching
Sheep camp, wo arrived at tho
summit of tho Chicook mountains,
tho elevation of tho pass is about
'1,500. From Sheep camp to the
summit it is threo miles; in that
distance tho trail rises over 3,000
feet. Just before reaching tho
summit a snow drift said to be
300 feet deep was crossed.
At tho head of Lako Bennett,
fiftoen miles east of the summit,
wo decided to go into camp, saw
lumber, and build boats. Wo
wore in camp here from April
2?d to June 7th. The timo was
passed in gotting out lumber,
building boats, and hunting.
Small game wos so plentiful that
wo had fresh meat nearly overy
day. Tho mountain slopes and
tho forests swarmed with snow
bIioo rabbits, ptarmigans, blue
grouse, spruce hens; mooso, cari
bou, mountain shoop and goats
voro too many for us. I took a
shot at a largo lynx; two of tho
boys killed a largo silver-tip boar.
Sixtoou men wore in camp with
us. Tho snow was from threo to
six foot doop, and so soft that it
was nocossary to uso snow shoos
when outside tho bcaton trail.
Several high mountains riso ab
ruptly from tho shores of Lako
Bennott. Whilo encamped hero
I had the pleasure of seoing
a number of huge avalanches and
snow slides como plunging and
thundering down tho precipitous
mountain slopos, carrying every
thing before them.
(Continued on -Ith pnfje.)
Tho animated appearance of tho
tennis courts those days shows
how that sport is holding tho
attontion of tho association mem
bers. Tho club is now in the
best condition it has over been.
The list of aetivo members num
bers thirty-six, and moro are join
ing every day. Tho regular
spring tournament is now being
held, and some hotly contested
games can be witnessed. Next
week tho tournament of doubles
will be held, which is oxpectod to
bo verv interesting.
Some matches with members of
tho Lincoln Tenuis association
have been arranged, some to bo
played on the university grounds
and some on opposition's. Tho
state contest is to bo held in Lin
coln this year, and as tho Univer
sity Association has joined, it will
bo represented by four or six
GLEE AND BANJO CONCERT
Next Monday Night at the New
Funke Opera House.
Tho University Gleo and Banjo
clubs will give their second annual
concert at tho Funke ou Monday,
May 20th. As everyone knows
tho two clubs wont to Seward last
Saturday night in a special car
and returned late tho sumo night
with Hying colors and an addition
to tho royal treasury.
To say they wore successful is
of course unnecessary. They re
alize the reputation it has to hold
and its work is always good. To
night they take a spocial train to
Wahoo with tho ball team, where
they will give their last concert
bofore their appoarance in Lin
coln. According to tho statement
of those lucky enough to boo tho
performance at Seward, the con
cert tho clubs give this year is
better than that of last year.
Harry Boose promises that this
concert at Lincoln will bo a rousor
of a kind that has never boon
hoard in tho city. There will bo
a number of songs which are ar
ranged especially for this concert.
""When tho Man in tho Moon
Goes to Sloop" is a bright, topical
song which has been arranged tor
the Gleo club, and will bo sung to
words of local nature, a thing
which tho Gleo club has never
attempted before. Tho Banjo
club, which is alroady a great fa
vorito here, has a fino array of
marches, waltzes, and two stops
which will bo playod as only a
banjo club can play them. Thoro
are a groat many box parties and
theatre parties being arranged for
that night and tho many friends
of tho club are turning out in a
body to mako this concert the
most successful ouo ovor hold in
tho town. Ticket h are sold at
50 cents all over tho house. Seo
that you do your sharo in filling
tho Funke from tho orchestra to
, The program for commence
ment week is as follows:
Sunday, June 3d, will be tho
annual address before tho Y. M.
aud Y. W. C. A.
Saturday evening, Juno 8th,
tho Chancellor's reception to tho
senior class and tho joint program
of the literary societies.
Sunday evening, Juno 9th, tho
baccalaureate sermon, to bo given
by Bishop Vincent.
Monday evening will bo the
Tuesday morning, the 11th, tho
class day exorcises will tako place,
and in the evening the Cadet band
and Glee club, open air concert on
the university campus.
Wednesday, tho 12th. will bo
commencement. Tho address is
to bo given by Dr. Gunsaulus, of
At 5 o'clock p.m, Tuesday, will
be the usual allumni banquet.
Resolutions of Sympathy.
Whereas, It has pleased an All
Wise Providence to remove by
death ono so near and dear, a lov
ing father, from tho homo of our
classmato, Miss Jossio Willis;
Whereas, A face among us al
ways smiling and pleasant, is to
day sad under an affliction so
'utj uiuiuiuiu, uu lb
Resolved. That wo, membors of
tho class of ,(J9, U. of N., do here
by join in oxtnnding our heartfelt
sympathy to our esteemed class
mato in this, her hour of boreavo
mont, and may an omnipotent God
heal tho blooding hearts of tho
Resolved, That a copy of those
resolutions bo sent to our class
mato, that they bo placed upon tho
class records and also that a copy
bo presented to tho collego papers
and tho daily Stato Journal for
F. W. Bitow.v,
M. W. Bkdhll,
G. E. Hall,
THE FIELD-DAY EXHIBITION
TO BE HELD AT FAIR QROUNDS
Much Interest Shown by Contestants
Sorno Hard Training- Being' Done
Program of Events and Entries.
The groat and only fiold day
exhibition is to tako place to-morrow
afternoon at tho fair grounds.
Much interest has boon shown
and somo hard training indulged
in by some of tho contestants,
making it safe to say that tho best
field clay exorcises ever hold will
bo witnessed to-morrow. The
program of events, in their order,
and contestants follow:
1. One hundred yard dash
H. N. Jones, O. E. Tofft, H. A.
McComb, I. Rogers.
2. Eight hundred and eighty
yard race E. B. Sawyer, J. E.
3. Shot put L. B. Cornell,
W. W. Wilson.
4r. Two hundred and twenty
yard dash H. N. Jonos, O. E.
Tofft, R. M. Cushmau, J. A. Sar
gent, 5. Mile bicycle race Jerry
Robmaun, C. M. Carter, 0. C.
McDowell, Louis Wostermann.
0. Standing high jump Mapes,
Will Westormann, C. 11. Spooner.
7. Four hundred and forty
yard race H. N. Jones, C. E.
Tofft, J. A. Sargent, J. E. Shue,
E. B. Sawyer.
8. Hammer throw W W. Wil
son, W. W. Votaw.
9. Standing broad jump H.
A. McComb, P. AY. Jewett.
10. Ono - fourth mile bicvclo
race C. M. Carter, C. E. Tofft,
Tom Mallalieu, C. C. McDowell,
11. Running broad jump P
W. Jewett, 31 apes
12. Tole vault E. B. Sawyer,
O. R. Spooner.
13. One-half milo bicycle race
C. M. Carter, C. E. Tofft, Tom
Mallalieu, C. C. McDowell, Louis
14. Hurdle race H. N. Jonos,
H. A. McComb, E. B. Sawyer, E.
B. Jewett, Mapes.
15. Foot ball punt No entries.
10. Running high jump H.
A. McComb, P. W. Jowott, Louis
Westormann, C. R. Spooner.
17. One milo race J. E. Shue,
E. B. Sawyer, Mapes.
18. Two milo bicyclo raco
Jerry Robmaun, C. M. Carter, 0.
Curtis McDowell, L. H, Robbins.
Professor Bato3 says ho has
found a place which civilization
has not yet spoiled. It is a re
mote island somowhoro in Lako
Michigan, wild aud unmolested as
yot by summer tourists. Mr. and
Mrs. Bates will start soon after
school closes and spond tho sum
mer thoro. Mr. Bates may enjoy
tho rugged sconory and bracing
lako broozo to his heart's content.
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