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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 7, 1896)
THE BURSTING OF A GLACIER
A Frlffhtfnt rtUnMnr NVftr th Gtmml
A correspondent, -writing to the Lon
don fllobo, from Zurich, on Nov, IS,
says: "At daybreak on Wednesday a
frightful disaster took plnco at a dls
tnnco of (our miles from Kandorstag,
on tho Oemml pass. A hugo maoa of
Ice, measuring 1,250,000 cubic motors,
detached from tho Altols glaclor and
was precipitated Into tho valley. Such
was tho Impetus of tho might avalanche
that U was not checked In tho valloy,
but nfished up the opposite side, which
has ft slopo of 45 degrees, to n height
of 13,000 foot, carrying everything bo
tforo It until It mot a wall of rock which
eont tho main mass surging back.
"At the foot of this rock lies, or rather
lay, tho SpltAlmatto, an exceedingly
beautiful and rich mountain pasture
with chalot8 for tho cowherds, for stor
ing oheoses, otc At tho tlmo of tho dls.
nstor thoro woro collected thoro 150
head of valnablo cattle, umlor tho earo
of fonr cowherds, Thoro woro also two
officials from Louk, who had come up to
arrango about bringing down tho cat
tle, which ovent has always taken placo
on Nov. i5. All have bcon over
whelmed. Of tho animals, only threo
havo escaped. Tho loss In tho llvo
stock, tho ownership of which was par
titioned among about thirty families,
mostly qulto poor, belonging to tho vil
lage of Louk, Is estimated at 100,000
francs. The pasture Itself, which for
years will now bo useless, strewn as It
Is with debris, Is valued at 400,000
francs. Tho bodies of tho two officials
and of two of the cowherds havo been
recovered, but In a horribly mutilated
condition. It seoms that tho dlsastci
overtook them whilo sleeping in theii
huts. The other two men, whose bod
ies have not yet been found, are sup
posed to havo been up early for the pur
pose of milking the cows. The blocks
of fallen Ico and rocks cover a space
of two square miles to a depth of many
yards, the whole scene being ono of in
doscrlbable desolation. Besides the
trees which were in the track of the
avalanche, great numbers havo been
uprooted by tho wind which it pro
duced. Many of tho cattle, too, lie
about in buch positions that they must
have been hurled great distance
through tho air by tho same force. Men
are hard at work trying to mako some
sort of footpath over tho debris, the
ordinary road being, of course, com
pletely obliterated. From old records
In Louk it appears that a similar catas
trophe occurred at the same spot In
1782, also only two days before tho date
fixed for the return of the cattle to the
Don Cameron's lunch counter, 118
South Eleventh street.
Did you over notice this:
When a, follow steals a kiss,
From a righteous male maiden calm
How her scriptural training shows
In not 'turning up her nose,
But In simply turning around tho other
Our Willio passed away today;
Ills Hace we'll see no more;
"Wliat Willie thought was H20
He loved 'his Dinah dearly,
And he sighed to Uior one night,
"Dinah, could you love me?"
And she whlsiHsred, "Dinah might."
They were married in tho autumn.
When she blows h'm up at night,
He reaJ'zes what she meant
Whon tfhe whlspored "Dynamite."
The Lincoln jiowb agency, headquar
ters for news', magazines and novelB.
Harper's Century, Munsey's, Scrlbner's,
Cosmopolitan and other periodicals al
ways In Btock. N. E. corner Eleventh
and O streets, Richard block, J. .E.
Remember that Francis Bros, have re
opened (the Capital Cafe. 121 North
Elevonlth street. Short order aneals are
Best regulation white cadet gloves
30r- at the Swing Clothing company,
1115-1117 O street.
A full line of typewriter supplies at
the Smith Premier office, 135 South
Eleventh street. Tel. 143. C. W. Ecker-
Four good man are employed at Con
Htancor's barber shop, 1010 O street,
where you get the cleanest shave and
neatest hair cult.
Have you seen tho new model No. 2
Smith Premier 'typewriter? If not call
in at 135 South Eleventh street and
examine it. C. W. Eokerman agent.
Don Cameron's lunoh counter, 118
South Eleventh street.
Best quality regulation white cadet
gloves are 10c at the Ewlng Clothing
Co., 111C and 1117 O.
A 1TNIQUK CONTEST,
The following offer should Interest
all universley students and graduates:
On Mnroh 1 tho Ijodgo-Davls MacJiIno
Tool Co. of Cincinnati will present five
o tho technical (Institution receiving,
the most popular votes, tthe line tool
room lathe they had on exhibition at
tho world's fair, valued nt Jl.liOo,
Blank votes will be supplied xo those
who wish them, or simply a paper with
tho following hewdlng: "Being a per
son ilntcrestod In the advnnoo and
development of technical education In
he United States, and in order to secure
for the university of Nebraska the Jl.fiOO
tool-room lathe, exhibited by the Lodge-
lavls Machine Tool Co., at the world's
flair, wnd which they propose Ho give
five 1o the Institution obtaining .the
most votes, 1 hereby express my prefer
ence for 'the above-named institution."
Tho xignnturos with the city nnd street
number ottnohed aiv sufficient. U costs
nothing to vote, and every male over
fifteen is eligible. Blanks may be
secured nt the executive cilice.
Active work for (the university of Ne
braska has already bean begun. In all
the prominent business houses of Lin
coln tho proper blanks have boon left in
conspicuous places. With the holp
from the various proprietors those are
filling up rapidly. All the cities of the
state will bo reaohed in this way, and It
seems that the only obstacle In our way
is lack of the requisite number of In
GOT HIS DES12UTS.
Tate, tho young tough who killed
Archie Cathcart, was brought up to tho
penitentiary last Wednesday. He was
convicted of manslaughter nnd was
given n. sentence of four years. The
shortness of his sentence is due to his
youth. The Judge said in passing sen
tence that if .he had been two or three
years older, the verdict would probably
have been murder in the second degree.
Archie Cathcart was a member of last
year's freshman class. He was a good
student and was well liked by all who
knew him. Tate 4s a fellow with no
education and of low character. He
disliked Cathcart because the latter
wu!d ret associate with him, and the
evidence showed that lie picked a quar
rel with him with the intention of stab
RESOLVTIONS OF REGRET.
Wheivos, It has pleased on All-wise
Providence to remove from his earthly
home the father of our friend and
brdther Palladlan, Mr. T. F. A. Will
Whereas, We deeply sympathise with
him dn his bereavement. Therefore, be
Resolved, That wo extend to him this
expression of our sympathy. And be it
Resolved, That w. copy of these reso
lutions be' sent to Mr. Williams nnd
that they also be printed in tthe college
papers and spread uion the records of
the society. COMMITTEE.
THE PARADISE OF THE PACIFIC
Three grand tours to Honolulu, Ha.
wailain islands, "The Paradise of thfe
Pacific," via Union Pacific system and
Oceanic S. S. Co., leaving Omaha the
morning of Janauroy 1C. February 11,
and March C. Only nine days from
Omaha to Honolulu, $205 for tho round
trip, Including stateroom and meals on
steamers. Tdckets good for nine months
with stop-over privileges. For informa-
A CONSEUVATOUY WINDOW SATUUDAT JIOUNINQ
4l u Jl,
beside: his uonnik iiuieu-
ICdMor of Nebrnsknn; A certain one,
signing himself tho sophomore class and
whose identity s not known to me, has
presumed to publicly make comment
upon freshmen wearing a mustache.
On account of certain circumstances t
m led to behove that this pophomoro
aimed that item at me. My mustocho
Is in color thnt hue between rod and
auburn that is unnamed, but neverthe
less is felt to be so charming. My
mustache Is heavy for one of my ago,
but not shaggy, and It is Just long)
enough to curl at each end nicely. You
may think mo vain, but is this not
enough to cause that red-headed soph-'
omore, whose upper lip Is shaded so
much that ho can not even raise a foot
ball eleven on cither side, to be Jealous
Now Mr. Sophomore if my mustache has,
disconcerted you nt all, 1 dare you toi
cut it off.
A. FUK9H MAN
COMPANY "B" HOP,
Company B's second annual hop Fri
day evening was attended by about
sixty couples. Inslng hall was ap
propriately decorated with the com
pany ond national colors. Sabers were
hung on the walls, and Miss Willlugh
by's orchestra was enclosed by a circle
of slacked arms. The fifteen hundred
dollar gold cup, now possessed by com
pany It, was the centre of much ad
miration. This cup was won In a na
tional drill at Omaha four years ago
by a crack company of university
cadets. The four companies of the
battalion compete for Its possession
each spring. Company B has won It
two successive years.. Captain Pul'.e
hopes to do as well as his predecessors,
Captains Elliott ami Dlxon did. The
latter was present wind also ex-Captain.
Marloy. Captain and Mrs. Gullfoyle,
Professor and Mrs. Richards.
GCt fitted oult iln gents' furnishings
at tthe Ewing Clothing company 'be
fore the Junior prom.
The finest line of dress shirts and
neck wear at the Ewing Clothing com
pany's, prices that will suit your pocket
At Ed. Young's, the best variety,
nnd news and cigars, 1204 O street.
WHIST TEHMS-"A LONG SUIT.'
121 North Eleventh Street.
SHORT ORDERS OUR SPECIALTY. -:- GIVE US A TRIAL,
for The Latest Hair Gui
THEY SAY WE'RE ALL RIGHT. S. E. Cor, 12th & 0,
Scott & Shannon.
Salt Baths. 1
VJm(iWm Wfl J WfiKtf
i iiuiuhh jwjbuiwm' - wan
OPEN AT ALL HOURS DAY OR NlGHT.
SULPHO-SALINE BATH HOUSE AND SANITARIUM
Al.l. rOHMS OF nATHS-TnrVIi. PciwlMi, HotnMi, KlMtrK wllh pwlM nttMitlon to thf nnnli
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oMtnenmMlnni, VrronlltTlrnUlr.niittiin.v oilier illii. Tho nnlh HooooN Ihn rnmt .nn.
U. " ' o . e worl'1 S,!A HATH1MJ mny Iwrnlonl m nil wnnl onr lntwts mnttnitlc in t
lcr Swimming Tool, MxlM) long, : to IP ft iwp, lieMo.l to a uniform tumrK-rntor ot 8B OrpriT
226 So. I Ith St. Ground Floor.
Special - Hates to Stubents,
CAN YOU AFFORD TO MISS IT?
THE OPPORTUNITY TO
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m This magniflcont work will be on sale in this city for a short time at
special prices, and on such liberal terms that no ono can afford to be without
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An opportunity will be afforded to everyone to examine a copy of the
above work at this office. For prices and terms soo our solicitor, or apply to
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that I have
for half soling in the neatest stylo,
the latest point shoes and up-to-date
styles, it vvould pay you to brincr nil
your shoe repair work to 100 South 18th
st. All -work guaranteed. J, ni
The Funke Opera House Block
is the place to get your Choice Ameri
cn Beauty and Roses of any shade.
Carnations and all floral work guaran
teed. DeoorationB a specialty,
TREY & TREY,
HAS BEEN RE-OPENED BY
THRMOSr CONVENIENT PLACE TOR STVlU NTS
OPEN ALL NIQHT.
Oysters and ame in Season,
Cor. 14th & M
J. U. Wright. F. E. Johnson. J.H. McClav,
President. VIcc-I'rcsldcnt. Cashlei
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Columbia Natl Bank,
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A. S. Raymond, Chas. West, Thos. Cociikan.
TWO TRAINS DAILY
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Atchison, St. Joseph,
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City Ticket Office, 1201 0 Street.
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The Ewlng Clothing company are the
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