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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 26, 1897)
LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN.
(Continued from llrstpnge.)
forest. A cool breeze wns blowing from
tho north unci I boenmo quite chilly; but
soon warmed up chasing mid throwing
stones tit four nmlc ptnrmlgnns Unit wero
roosting on tho extreme summit.
Tho Hounds Hint kept mo company In
my lonuly vigils, wore tho hum of mos
qultos, tho chirp of n coney which Is tho
smallest of tho Bonus icpus, iho peculiar
cry of several plovers, tho fnmlllar voice
of tho horned lark, and the hoarso growl
of tho Moods In Dondwood nnd Boulder
orooks, thousnnilH of feot bolow, on lilo
oast nnd west.
Tho sun was nn hour a novo tho hor
izon when I reached tho summit, but wiib
slowly uppronelilng tho penks of u low
nuijTO of mountains. At 11:10, about ono
fourth of tho disc disappeared bohlnd tho
highest point and 1 begun to fenr disap
pointment. With .'iimpass nnd wntoh bo
foro mo. and ponell and noto book In hand
I waited In almost bronthloss suspense,
and this Is what t saw: (here follows n
dltigrnm showing that not over ono half
of tho disc went bolow tho horizon.)
On Saturday mornttiK nt 12:11 o'eioek.
on June 22, on my way bark to the enbln.
I caught my last glimpse of tho midnight
sun, slowly mounting upward. When tho
tlmbor was reached, the birds woro still
singing gaily; and nt 1:10 o'clock, tlreu
nungry ami sleepy 1 reached the cabin
woll pleased with the success of my trip.
On tho shortest day here, tho sun shines
for only about nn hour; but dnyllght lasts
about four hours, and from the beginning
of dnwn to darkness Is about six hours.
However, tho moon shines so much that
thoro Is light a good part of the time. Dur
ing about llvo months; October, Novem
ber, December, January and February,
when near Its full, tho moon shines con
tinuously night nml day. In December,
for nearly a week It Is moro thnn an hour
above the horizon when due south.
Tho Indians are tho most IntolllT-nt, In
dustrious and honest of any on this con- I
tlnent. The miners have hundreds of
thousands of pounds of provisions stored ,
awny In caches, throughout this country,
and It Is perfectly safe as far as tho In
dians are concerned; for they will go hun
gry before molesting a white man's cache
and as far as I can learn, there Is not n
single Instance of the natives having
robbed u white man; and at Forty-mile,
a few years ago, an Indian who found
a gold sacK containing (COO In dust, hunted
up tho owner and returned It.
Tho native men aro called sewashes, the
Klootchmen, "IClootche3" for short. They
aro good Imitators and quick to learn.
Tho Bowashcs hunt, fish, snw lumber,
mine, act as deck hands and pilots on tho
steamers there aro no other pilots here
thnn Indians. Tho klootches make cloth
ing, caps, gloves, mittens, moccasins etc.
Thoy dress very neatly, and nro stick
lers for fashions, their dressos fitting as
woll as an ordinary whlto woman's. Thoro
nro a great number of squaw men bore.
A few days ago the miners held n meet
ing for the purpose of adopting laws or
guarding the city anil tho mining dis
trict. Tho school question was brought
up nnd after quite a discussion, all the
whlto women, fifteen In number were ap
pointed as a school board. A number of
fellows tried to gut somu of the leading
klootches appointed on the board, but
failed. Shortly afterwards tho ladUs gave
a dance and entertnlnment to raise school
funds, and $.110 was realized. A few days
later, the klootches nc'unted by the Jeal
ousy of the squaw men gavo a ball nnd
sold fancy buckskin articles. This provprt
a howling success, as $7Go was tnken in,
which wns Immediately turned over to
tho school fund. Old timers sny that Inst
season was one of the most prosperous
ever seen In this country. When the men
camo In from the mines, with few excep
tions, they had from J200 to $11.00ii each.
Times wero lively for about threo months,
and many a poor man lost every cent he
had at the gambling dens. When Frank
Kramer wns here In July, he visited with
mo about forty hours. Boforo he reached
me, ho had about decided to leave this
country and rend Inw, and I rathor en
couraged him to do so. but have been
sorry since; for hnd ho Invested hero ho
might hnvo done woll. If a man should
como hore with money to Invest and
enough knowledgo of mining to know
whore to Invost It, ho might become rich;
but I would not advise any man to throw
up a good posltluon to come here.
THE NATIONAL, FLOWER.
"The National Flower" was given Wed
nesday evening at tho Lansing and It will
bo noticed In university circles from tho
fact that the great majority of the prin
cipals aro In the university or havo at
tended In recent years, It was great fun
for a college student to go nnd see about
a dozen of his classmates fooling around
tho stago as If they wero paid for It.
Among the girls tho threo principal solo
ists were Eleanor Raymond, Agnus Sowcll
and Maud Oakley, all of whom are vory
well known hero at the unlvorslty,
Jess Rowo was a very warm article as
tho Canada Thistle. Ho woro a disjointed
calico blouse, very full In tho nook with a
pair of golf trousers fished up somowhoro
In the geology department. Ills head was
surmounted by a green fool's cap and ho
wore a pair of brakeman's shoes. Ho
seemed much elated in his gala day at-
i, re, and cavorted around the stage In a
sort of a Swede waltz, whllo the Jury nB
Clint Norton won laurels (or tlmo to
como In hl matchless Impersonation of n
law school gradunto and ho elicited thun
derous applause from threo l'hl Psls
perched up In tho gallery. Ho couldn't re
member much of his song but tho purts
ho could think of, ho Bang four or flvo
times until tho audience was fully Im
pressed. Ho woro his gloo club dross suit
and some of tho largest tones ho sont
forth nearly dragged him over tho front
of tho stage. Ho got his foot tangled up
In tho footlights onco or twice but man
aged to keep his equilibrium.
Doctor Wolcott wns a very proper Un
cla Sam with a plug hnt nnd nn unstablo
goatee. His work was mostly to keop tho
Jury from lighting, but he was of n vory
peaceable frame of mind that night, nnd
tho Jury weren't grouchy anyway, ho he j
m.maged thorn In n truly fatherly stplo. ,
Phil Russell and Davvy sat In the bald
headed row nnd Jollied tho vocalists audi
bly and Indiscriminately. It was somo
thing of a mystery why they si, so close.
If It had been Inst year about this tlmo
and tho cast lied been the same, It would
have been ensy to nccouut for Phil. Pos
sibly ho sat there so that his glistening
tonsorlal display might bo of some mater
lal assistance to the footlights. As for
Davvy, ho didn't look ns If ho knew why
he camo nnyway, so that part of It does
n't matter. As the curtain went down,
for the Inst tlmu, tho audience felt sorry
for tho brilliant aggregation who will have
to do nil their starring In hyglcuo nnd
chapel until the senior piny o. something
else comes along.
A SUMPTUOUS IIANI'KT.
I.nst evening, Mr. Oeorgo llelmrod gavo
a banquet at his palatial residence on Q
stieet to his many Ouinliu friends. Sev
eral hundred Invitations wore Issued but
only a comparatively small number of the
Invited guests could nfford the expense of
dressing for u function so elnbornto as
Unit of last night. It wns tho social event
iif the semester, nnd In Its Holme nnd
mugiilflceiu'e was n second Bradley Mar
It was 10 o'clock before the guests ar
rived, i the library closed about that
hour. They were received by Mr. Steele.
On entering the house thoy were almost
dazzled by the luxury nnd richness pre
sented therein. Forests of pine cones nnd
botany specimens, almost hid front view
the glittering scroll figures of tho wall
paper. At about 11 o'clock the guests sat
down to n sumptuous banquet. There
were fifteen courses offered, nil tumps.
Mr. Collett wns toastmnster. Mr. Steb
blns first responded to "Our Host." Ho
spoke In glowing terms o tho generosity
nml public spirit which has nlways char
neterlzed Mr. Holmrod Mr. Christie re
sponded very hnpplly to Hygiene In tho
University nml Its Dlfllcultlos." Mr.
Christie wns especially well qunllllcd to
spenk of the dllllcultles ho hnd encouut-i-rcd
In his study of hygleno. Mr. How
ard Parmelee responded very feelingly
to "Our City." He spoke vory touchlngly
or Omaha his native city which he had
not visited for some months. Ho grow
so wrought up over his subjoot that he
wanted to sing "Homo Sweet Homo,"
right there, but was llnnlly prevailed upon
to postpone it indefinitely. While the
guests were subjected to these bursts of
oratory, they regaled themselves plentl
ully on elder which was daintily served
In tin cups and dippers.
A few of the distinguished personages
present were: Messrs. Steele, Stebblns.
Collett. Christio. II. C. Pnrmuloe, A. K.
Parmelee, Sumner. Means, nnd Utilising.
Camilla Urso. whosu nnmo Is so familiar
In musical circles all over the world, .and
In whose hands the violin speaks a won.
redful language, has been secured to give
a concert at The Lansing n week from
tonight Frldny March 5. It has been six
years Blnce she has been. heard In this
country, but her renppearanee In Carne
gie hall, New York, proved that she still
holds the charm that attracts music lov
ers nnd Is still tho wonderful nrtlt of
former years. Sho has recently completed
a tour of the world, and wns roculved in n
most enthusiastic manner whmuvrr she
played. The following from tho Now York
Rocorder after hor recent concert there
shows sho Is still loved.
"Tho second popular concort at Carne
gie music hall attracted n largo audience
last night dosplto the storm. Tho soloist
wns Mm?. Cnmllln Urso tho violinist.
This is her first uppearanco In Now York
since 1893 with tho Philharmonic sooloty.
Hor frlonds wore delighted to seo hor
agtiln, nnd sho has ronsons to bo proud of
tho royal welcome thoy nccorded hor. in
hor bunds the violin seemed a thing of
life; It sighed and moaned nnd gave forth
sweet love songs, and ovon Mr. Dam
rosoh's veternn violin plnyers leaned for
wnrd nnd listened eagerly, ns If It gave
forth messages of ns yet unheard of mol
odles. Twlco sho played, nnd each time
she was forced to piny nn oncoro In an
swer to tho terrific applause."
Hor support Is strong.MIss Mlnnlo Mo
thot tho well known Boprano, who was
with tho Romengl company for ono sea
son, nnd who spent tho last year In Paris,
whore sho appeared In many concorts, a
now with Mmo. Urso; also Mr. Edwin H.
Douglas, ufter threo years In Europe hint
tr turned to Join tho company. He l
tenor of whom wo may bo proud. His
voice Is n lyric te'nor und Is full of ton
drrness and expression Mr. Oeorgo H.
Wcsloy, the plnnlut, Is woll known In tho
oast where ho has nppenred with succoss
as soloist with the prlnclpnl orchestra,
mil bus received unstinted prnlso from
tho severest critics. Tho Urso concert
Is sui to bo an Important musical ovont.
For a scoro or more of years Lewis Mor
rison has been presenting tho dramatic
version of Ooothc's well known story of
"Faust" until it has boromo one of tho
stnndnrd attractions wo look forward to
Is an annual visitor. Tho play ltsolf Is
Intoiostlng In tho wolruncss of n number
of Its scones. It has n story full of In
tensity nnd nbovo all tho staging that has
boon given tho p-oductlon by Mr. Mor
rison mits it on tho highest piano of spoo-
tnculnr thoatrlc work. Tho Devil, as Im
personated by Mr. Morrison. Is a Jovial
sort of person, n very diplomat In both
speech and action, enticing In manners,
and polished wlttnl. There Is nothing
about him repellent except perhaps his
name. Among tho features In scenes nnd
effocts probably fio most notnblo ono Is
that showing the fountain square at
Nuromborg nnd the Brockon, which Is es
sentially the Intenso scene of tho play. In
cidental to tho presentation Mr. Morrison
offers the work ol a very talented quar
tette or singers and the chime of bells
that Is beard In eonecuon with tho church
scone Is also particularly effective. At
tho Funke ThursJ.iy March, 4th. Seats
now on sale. Prlcs J1.00. 75. GO. M. cents.
Charlie Don't yen remember It? It was
that day you borrowed llvo dollars of me.
Jock (hastlly)-I ron't recollect anything
of the sort. Chnrlli Hut you paid It back
next week. Jack-Oh yos, I remember
that perfectly. Princeton Tiger.
Dr. S.E. COOK, practice limited to
oyo. ear, noso and Utroat. 1213 O street.
Rurje psra J"lousS.
FRANK C Zl'-HKUNO, Mr.
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. Mar. 4
Mr. Lewis Morrison
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All special scenery--The original New
Mr. Morrison Is the actor who has made
"Faust" Immortal. This will bo tho only
production of "Faust" In tho city this
Seats on sale Tuesday, 10 a. in. at reg
ular house prices.
In the Equipment
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It Is generally conceded Hint a stringed
Instrument is almost an absolute neces
sity. To secure the greatest enjoyment
the purchase get the best your
money will nfford. Expert Judg
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An excellent Instrument Is the
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Wo have In stock cheaper banjos
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