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Vol.. V. No. 24 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA,
LINCOLN, MARCH. 27 1807.
Phice 5 Cents.
GLEE CLUB TRIP A SUCCESS
A Good Venture Financially, as All
Expenses Were Met.
DETAILS OF THE. It JOURNEY
TIip "oys Woro Groetcd with Crowded
Houses at Every Point Along the
the Routo. Tho Boys wero
The glee club returned to Lincoln last
Wcdmsdny evening after a successful trip
over 1 lie state. Crowded houses grcotcd
the club all along tho way and the boys
were royally received In every town where
The club loft Lincoln on Wednesday,
Marchl7, and gave Its first concert at
Fairbury, whore the liouso wns crowded
with nn enthuslustlc audlenco. Tho boys
were tthown evory courtesy by tho rail
road, and were sent back to Lincoln by a
special train. On tho next day they went
to York whero a crowded house awaited
them. In tho afternoon tho club was ;on
dorcd a reception by tho P. E. O. society.
The boys stayed over hero 0110 day and on
Friday went to Ruvonnn. Although this
Is but a small place, tho peoplo wero en
thusiastic and hungry for music, and con
sequen ly the church was filled.
The club then came back to Grand Is
land the next morning and on Saturday
evening gave a concert and drew out the
usual large crowd. Thoy stayed over Bun
day hero and by invitation gave a sacred
concert Sunday ovcnlng at tho First Meth
ods cnurch. The boys woro also tendered
a delightful reception nt tho Palmer
Columbus was the next stopping place.
MIsj Laura Beccher u former student of
the university wus very active In working
up tlii- concert. The Cccillun club had al
to taken up the matter and tho result of
their efforts was seen In tho largo atten
dance at tho concurt.
Af--r the concert a dance was glvon at
the home of Miss Gorrard. Columbus Is
the home of many of the univorsity stu-deiu-
.mil the stay thero was made un
usmii.y pleasant and enjoyable.
A ciwit reception was accorded tho club
at Wist Point. The peoplo tlioro seemed
to havi tho proper university spirit und
the large hall in which the entertainment
was Klven was profusely decorated w.th
tcarlci .mil cream. Tho nudtence hero was
law and particularly enthusiastic, oncor
Iiir .ilinoht overy number rendered. It
scorn, d also .hat tho boys sang better hure
than at any other point on tho tr.p. In
fact :hi'lr voiced Improved from tho very
first as they went along In uplto of tho
faci Dm. thero was so much of the social
elcinnu connected with tho trip. This
was .hi' last concert g.vcn and tho club
thin returned to Lincoln.
Id Miles furnishing a good entortainmon.
Hit 1 lub was a good advertisement and
thi tr.p will probably result in somo ma
teria iiinollt to the university.
Tn say that tho boys enjoyed thomsolves
woulii in., putting it mildly. They had a
rollii king time from ono end of the trip
to thi other and to quoto tho lunguago of
one 11 : 1 In- members of tho club, thoy wero
"dial h nek" on tho way In which they
Win timed In tht- different places "t
whii '1 thi-y stopped. Tho hoys seemed to
taki a great liking .o the towns along tho
roiui. or to bo moro definite tho fair in
halil huh of those townB. This wus so
touch iIiocuho that Dlrootor Kimball, who
Mt'n soil a sort of futhorly caro over .horn
had hard work to persuade them to leave,
8 tiny wantuil ,o settle down nnd live
M'hi 1 bore.
Kvi'iy member of tho club expressed
himself ns anxious to go on another trip
If ho could onjoy himself as thoroughly as
he did this tlmo. Gillespie, however will
Pet his hair cut boforo he starts on a sec
ond tour, While stopping over In a llttlo
town, ho hunted up a fifteen cont barber
hop. A raw Irishman manipulated tho
hears and instead of only trimming Bud'B
'air locks, ho took oft about a dollar's
Worth of hair and when ho got through
his victim had no hair to spare.
The club took occasion to let everybody
know that some college boys were In town
V giving tho university yoll. This togeth
er with Lehnhoff's horse laugh, somewhat
tartled the natives.
!n somo of tho towns they wero regurd
edwlth great fear. On their approach, tho
merchan;s looked their doors and looked
through the windows with a frightened
B'ance at tho noisy visitors.
Norton wno tho ladle' man of tho crowd
and outshono all his rivals in that line.
In order to make suro hat tho boys got
up and rotired ut tho propor tlmo, Itecdy
always sounded tho revollle and taps with
The boys created n great deal of amuse
ment at Valley whero thoy stopped off
for a short time. They found an old boat
lying in tho street and with this realistic
stage sotting, thoy dramatically sang
"Ship Ahoy" which wan groatly appreciat
ed by tho onlookers. Another source of
amusement was the manner In which the
members of tho club greotod an old friend
at every station. Just as tho train slowed
up, Porter would got oft tho front end und
wait on tho platform. When tho train
came to a full stop, tho rest of tho boys
got oft and rushing up to Porter, greeted
him as an old friond whom they had not
soon for years, while tho farmers looked
on In wonderment.
Mueller seemed to huvo been seized with
a mild attack of Kleptomania nnd when
the trip was ended, ho had accumulated
n large tin horn, and old gun and a cow
bell. These urtlcles he says he will ever
cherish as dainty souvenirs of tho trip.
While on tho .rain tho boys passed tho
time, singing and playing on harmonics
and in other ways making the lives of tho
rest of the pasnetigers nn m'somble ns pos
sible. Director Kimball expressed himself us
highly plcuscd wl.h tho result of the trip
which was u financial success, all the pro
ceeds of tho trip being enough to defray
the oxpenscs Incurred. Professor Klmbali
Is very desirous of g.vlng a concert in
Omaha and expects to dec.de upon u date
there if possible. Tho recent action of
the faculty in changing tho spring vaca
tion will necessitate a change In tho t.me
sot for the Lincoln concert. It will in all
probability bo g.ven on April 0, .nstoad of
April 2, us prev.ously unnuunced.
NOTES ON THE TRIP.
As u result of acquaintances formed on
the trip il is rumored that Luhnhoff w.U
reside at West I'oim hereafter.
When Assistant Manager Couley rou.eu
tho members of the club out of bed boforo
C o'clock in order to catch tho tra.n which
d.d not conio unt.l six hours later, tney
sang a d.ffurent strain from that usual.y
heard ut their concerts.
Tho boys speak .11 hlgnesi Bruise of
D.rootor K.mball's management. Tnox say
tha. he always saw that they had tho besi
thero was to bo had. As tho urofessor
gllonorully knows what Is tho best, they
consequently always got t.
It .00k tho comb.ned efforts of the glee
club and Director Kimball to prevent Nor
ton from s.opplng oft permanently at
Grand Island where he had formed a de
lightful ucqualmunce. However, ho soon
got over it, and when the next s.op was
mudo ho was In ciover again. Tho rest
of the boys say thai ho d.dn't glvo them
half a show.
TO EXTERMINATE GRASSHOPPERS.
Prof. Bruner of tho department of ento
mology has been commissioned by the gov
ernment of Argentine Republic, to inves
tigate the causes for Jiu serious gruss
hopper raids that are becoming alarmingly
frequent In that county. Professor Brun
er received' notice of his appointment
through L. O. Howard chief of the United
States entomological department, to whom
tho mutter hud boon referred by the pres
ident of tho Republ.c. The governmen
has also placed ono thousand dollars In
gold with tho United States consul as
surety of Its Intentions to huvo tho Invos
.Igat.on pressed to the uttermost. The
damage done to tho wheat crops by these
grasshopper raids is no inconsiderable
uinount. Lust your there was a ye.ld of
23,000,000 million bushels less than tho year
before The situation of the whole coun
try is favorub.o to .hese grasshopper in
vasions. Mountain chains stretch along
tho wholo western coast. The grasshopper
broed In the mountains, and come down In
swarms on tho open wheat lands.
Mr. Howard has conslderod this a mat
ter of such Importance that only tho most
experienced man should undertake tho in
vestigation. Professor Bruner has made
n study of tho grasshopper question over
since he wai a boy. At one time ho was
appointed by this government to Investl
ga:o tho causes for tho Rocky mountain
grasshopper raids. Without doubt ho Is
the most oxporlenced man In this country
in investigations such as these.
Mr. Brunor has not yet cabled his ac
ceptance. He has asked leave of absenco
for a year from the regents of tho univer
sity and Is waiting their decision. Should
It be granted, he will start July l.IIIs ex
penses down and back will bo paid by tho
Republic, also tho cost of the Investiga
tion, and in addl.'.on no will receive a good
TO PLAY HAM AND HOUNDS
A Great "Pack" of Hounds Expected
Out this Afternoon.
WILL START FROM THE ARMORY
Tho Familiar Game Is Being Renewed
as a University Sport The rules
Which Governi tho Game us
it Is Played Here.
A largo turn out Is expected at tho haro
and hound chase Saturday afternoon.
The familiar gnmo of haro and hounds
that Is played all the year uround is a
sport that ;akcs high rank In nil the lead
ing colleges of America.
Tho delicate can engage In tho run ns
woll ns tho strong. The plcasantcst fent
uro of tho sport Is tho social Intercourse
and the foaling that one is not compelled
to endure tho hardships of a contest.
Men training for flold dny ovonts can
not afford to miss tills extra training for
tho legs and wind, while thoso going in
simply for exercise will derive tho great
est benefit from tho runs.
At tho end of tho year a grand chaso will
be held and tho first and second pries will
bo awarded the wlners. Thoso wlchlng
to compote at the end of tho year must
show a good attendance nt tho practice
The runners will meet nt tho armory
at 2:00 p. m. Tho start will occur at 2:30
p. m. sharp. The run will be finished and
baths can be had at 4:00 o'clock.
RULES OF THE GAME.
1. There shall be a mas.er of tho pack,
a whlppor In, three hares and any num
ber of hounds.
2. The master shall have control of tho
hounds shall select the pace-maker and
change him us often as he thinks best.
When tho scent is 'dost ho shall appor
tion the hounds to ascertain work In find
ing tho trail. He shall seo that the rules
aro not violated by the hounds.
3. The whlpper In shall seo that none of
tho hounds are left behind. He shall car
ry a small flag wh'ch ho shall set up at
tho last place whero tho trail was seen,
nnd shall remain thero himself until It is
1. The hares shall be given five minutes'
start of tho hounds.
5. They must Iny scent as provided by
mlo: (a) They need not lay scent as long
as thoy remain within e'ght feet of water,
(b) Thoy need not lny scent when doub
ling on their own track, (c) In doubling,
one hnre only need run on tho track, tho
othors waiting until ho returns.
G. Tho hares cannot doublo on a cold
trail, that Is, ono over which tho hounds
have passed. They must cross a cold trail
at right angles and lay scent tho regu
7. Tho scent must be laid not more than
four feet apart.
8. When leaving the trnll after doubling
tho scent need not bo nenror tho trail than
9. The hounds must follow tho trnll nnd
no: spread more thnn four feet on either
side of It.
10. Hounds must romaln In tho pack un
til tho command Is given to bronk, when
thoy shall do their best to catch tho hures.
11. When tho trail Is lost, tho hounds
shnll ho arranged by the master so as to
find It In tho most expeditious way. Tho
finder of tho trail must wait for the pack
to come up and then tho master shall give
tho command to go forward.
12. If tho hares are sighted at a distance
not greater thnn fifty yards, tho hounds
must follow tho trail. This does not in
torforo with rule 10.
13. After the hares have run a couno
from flvo to fifteen miles they s;row a pro
fusion of papers on tho ground in tho form
of a complete circle of about fifteen feet
in diameter as tho signal for the "break."
When tho hounds reach this point, they
lino up, wait while tho whlppor In closes
up tho pnek and at a signal from the mas
ter of tho pack, break for home. Tho first
and second hounds will receive appropri
14. The hares must make up a tlmo al
lowance of seven minutes, that Is, they
must reach homo twelvo mlnutos In ad
vance of tho first hound, otherwlso thoy
16. Tho scent Is carrlod in canvas bags
slung at tho side and consists of scrap
paper torn or cut into pieces of conven
Of last year's team, only Frlol and
Thorpe will not be with us. Thoy aro both
good men and no toain could woll afford to
loose ihem, but the now men seem to bo
strictly In the snmo class. Konngy, who
will do most of the catching In Frlol's
plnco Is regarded as ono of tho host In tho
state. Ho has a wide reach, likes a pitch
er with lightening speed, nnd throws true
to the bases. Pitcher Wells comes with
a good record and wo aro expecting much
from him. His brother handles himself
like a truo ball playor. Green of tho law
school has tho cxporlcnco and size to hus
tle "Deacon" Klndlor for first base.
Crolgh Is too woll known to rcqulro Intro
duction. Ho covers moro ground thnn any
In-flelder in tho west. Ho lilts clean and
runs bases fast and with Judgment. Truo
of Tecumsoh has played in fast company
nnd hold his own. Garrott of tho football
team Is working hard to bring up his
pitching. His work thus fur Is moro than
satisfactory. Thero aro. other good new
mon, but the wrl.er Is unacquainted with
The six class managers met Wednesday
and arranged a schedulo of games. All
classes were represented by tho following
managers: Sonlors, Packard; Juniors, Por
tor(proxy); Bophomores, Gurrlngcrs fresh
men, Andrenson; senior law, Hay ward;
Junior Inw, Donnison. Tho following
schedulo wub arranged:
Saturday March 27, 2:30 p. m. senior law
vs. Junior law.
Tuesday March 30, 2:30 p. m, freshmen
Thursdny April 8, 2:30 p. m. seniors vs.
Tuesday April 13, 2:30 p. m. winners of
second nnd third games.
Saturday April 17, 9:30 a. m. winners of
first nnd fourth games.
All disputes are to bo left to the board of
managers above named. Tho registrar
Is to decide to which class a man may be
long. The class teams have not yet been
chosen, but tho candidates for positions
nre numerous and glvo promlso of some
good local games for "this spring. The
men will be selected ac soon as tho weath
er permits tho candidates to show what
thoy can do.
Tho minstrel show Is going to bo a
"corker", as Is everything which Is man
aged by tho original nnd only Bob Manloy.
Tho clocu.lon department under Mrs.
Manuing Is drilling a spicy pluy to close
tho program. Tho Jokes will bo local and
now, and tho singing tho best In tho uni
versity .Tho whole gleu club aided by so
loists will tako part In the minstrels. The
show will bo tho best .wenty-llve cent en
tertainment ever placed on tho boards.
If tho base ball team does not reap a
handsome sum from thu show, It will be
because somo miracle prevents. Several
of tho fraternities will go in a body.
Pltchor Wells has received tlnal orders
from his physician noi to play baseball
this season, It is a great loss to .ho team,
Everybody Is cordially Invited by Cap
tain Packard to como out on the Held and
watch his colts practice.
A class team never won a game whore
tho co-eds of the class failed to turn out
THE MINSTREL SHOW.
There has been no event that has had
more heraldry than tho minstrel uhow
that is to be given for tho benefit of tho
base ball team. Tho dato has been sot
for April 10, nnd now that tho gleo club
boys aro back tho work of rohearslng has
begun In enrnest. In the case of most
ontertalnmcn.s of this nature tickets aro
usually bought simply to a.d tho cduso
and not with tho expectation of having
any enjoyment out of tho porformunce,
but In this liiB.anoe It Is qulto difforent,
for thero would undoubtedly be a groat
crowd that would '"Itnoss the show In
any case. The price of admission will bo
within rench oi ovoryone, and ,ho ontor
talnmont will draw fully as much from
tho fao. of Its being tin ontlrely new de
parture carried out by a crowd of people
woll known In tho unlvomlty, as for Us
benefit of a worthy organization. The gleo
club boys will be of great assistance in
tho musical numbers whllo thero will bo
a number of surprises in tho way of orig
inal special. los and local hits. A num
ber of songs ai o promised thut havo never
been sung In tho city nnd n now farco
oomedy will bo produced in connection
with tho minstrol show. Evory ono Is
keeping such close track of tho Bhow, tha.
It Is almost useless to spoalc of progress
of tho performance. Thero Is hardly a
doubt but that tho capaolty of tho chapel
will bo taxed on that evening.
STATE UNIVERSITY WINS
Mr. R. C. Roper Succeeded in Win
ning First Place.
THIRTEENTH AN J. UAL CONTEST
The State University Again Succeeds In
Excelling her Competitors In Ora
toryDecision and Mark
ings of the Judges.
Tho stuto oratorical association sends
R. C. Roper as tho representative of Ne
braska to the Interstate oratorical con
test to be held at Columbia Mo., next
May. Mr. Roper proved his nblllty as
an orator against tho threo other load
ing colleges of Nebraska. Ho Is no longer
tho Imagined orator of Nebraska that
tho Palladtans havo been heard to talk
about. Ho Is now Nebraska's collego ora
tor. Tho contest was tho best held for years.
Th four orators wero all on their mot
tle, each doing honor to himself and tho
college he represented. Tho chapel scats
on tho first floor were nlmost filled. Doano
filled tho back half of tho cast side, while
Just In frono were three rows of seats
filled with visitors from the university of
Omaha. Near tho front and close to tho
centro lslo was a small band of Grand Is
land collegians, who wero very quiet and
modest, except when ono gentleman stu
dent was unable to stand tho pressure,
nnd be would break out with the G. I. C.
yell, which although qulto long, was qulto
catchy, and brought out applauso from
As tho orators lend by Mr. Itopor took
their places on the stage the winner
would have hurd to select. After tho ap
plause cceased, President W. H. Hotzo
announced the first number on tho pro
gram, a piano solo by Miss Anna Molar.
The music throughout was well received
by tho uudlCnce.
The first orator not only on the program
but as proved by the marking, then de
livered his Impressive oration, "Tho auth
or hero of tho Revolution." Mr. Roper's
oration Improved considerable since tho
local contest. -His manner was quiet, with
but few gestures, his voice full and strong
with his pronunciation clear and distinct.
His whole oration was forceable and em
phatic demanding tho attention of all.
Mr. Roper was tho least embarrassed,
clinching overy point with that determin
ed nod of his head. Tho closing remarks
of his speech were so impresslvo that no
porson could keep from extending his
sympathies to the author hoo of tho
Revolution, Tom Paine.
A synopsis of Mr. Roper's oration, has
been published before In these columns,
and It Is not necessary to give again here.
The second orator was F. W. Chrlstenor
or Donno college. Mr. Chrlstener is a
large, well proportioned man. His ges
tures and movement tiro performed with
ease, whllo his voice Is strong and full,
It Is hard for ono unucqualntcd with It,
to follow him, on account of a peculiar ac
cent. Mr. Chrlstenor said In part:"What
name shines with moro brilliancy than
that of Gladstone? The times demand
ed a mnn of strength and It found It In
Gladstone It wns left for his century to
develope democracy, democrncy Is an or
ganized growth of Chrlstlnnlty.
"To havo applied tho Golden Rule to
foreign natlotiB, would havo been an er
ring policy. In him wns placed a guard
ian ovor self. Doop moral conviction has
characterized evory notion of his life.
"If wo view his life by results, who is
equal to Gladstone? Homo rule, that
message of hopo and peace to Ireland,
was his last effort. Gladstone, tho great
humnnltnilnn It Is in this cause that
Gladstone fought. Gludstono loves hu
manity." Tho violin solo by Prof. August Hag
onow wns pleasing and well rendered.
Mr. G. R. Lunn, tho third speaker, wus
nt homo on tho stage. His delivery was
must bettor than his manuscript.. His
ipoech was slow nnd vory distinct. Ills
mnnner wns easy and pleuaslng.
Mr. Lunn snld In part: "Tho trend of
history tends toward Ideul, the facilities
of evory civilization ore In constant do
main). The principle of selfishness is in
tho state as is in tho Individual. Progress
deepens our Interest." At this point, Mr.
Lunn cumo to his chaructor, or "The As
piration of Nntlonal Life" Ho finished
with "Oh, martyred Lincoln, for you, ech
oes all humanity sublime."
Tho fourth orator, Miss Anna Abbott,
of Grand Islnnd college was exceptionally
1 good. Her voice was perfect. It was
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