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Vol. VI. No. 21 '
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, FEB. 25, 1898.
Price 5 Cents.
Voting Ladles Varsity Tenm Will Moot
Tenia From Council IJ luffs
FIRST QAME PLAYED IN PUBLIC
litfT KvcntCouic Off Next I'll day J.unoh
run Served In the Armory After tho
On Friday c cuing, March 4, In the
I i.ivcrslty armory will be played tho
first game of girls' basket bull open
to tlic general piilillf. On that ditto
Mrs. 13. (!. Moore of Council MuITh,
tlii'Ir chaperon, will bring down n
track Council Bluffs tenm, and there,
will be a "meeting at Phillpjii" with
(Ik 'varsity flrnt team, A hotly con
lo led game, and no end of fun, are
looked forward to. The Lincoln la
dles who will Kerve iih patronesses or
cliuperoneK of the event, are. Mrs.
( huncellor MneLenn, Mrs. W. .7. Bry
im, Mrs. Ci. M. l.atnbertson, Mrs. A. S.
Ilinnuind, Mrs. L. C. Richards and Mr8.
W II. Ogden. The lnttor Is one of the
truck centers on Miss Anne Spurck's
team of ladies, who play basket ball
in the Y. W. C. A. gymnasium. After
the niiiteh a luncheon will be served
to the players and patronesses on the
lloor of the armory. Mrs. Ogden, as
sisted bv Misses Helen llnrwood and
I.cun Deweese, vv'll have this feature
of the mutch In charge.
k to the game, the Nebraska girls
tire not likely to ilnd an easy way to
ictory or, indeed, to find victory at.
nil. Director Barnes of Omnha has rc
fereed a game between the Council
HIiiITs players and reported excellent
plining. The Iowa girls have been or
gaulcd since No ember, and have
more leisure than the University girls.
Tlioy may play every day In' the Coun
cil Muffs armory, while Thursdays,
from 1 to 4:30, half an hour, repre
sents the only time the Nebraska girls
can secure the gymnasium for prac
tice Hence, though they are all good
in endurance, they are weak at good
throwing, noticeably in throwing
goals from the foul line. Further, the
Iowa girls play strictly by tho men's
rules, while the University team has
put in all its time working up plays
untl team work according to the wo
man s game, in which it Is not. allow
ed t lint the ball oe knocked out of the
Wednesday the girls tried playing
by the men's rules and found the
Ranie transformed, giving no room for
their "science." It proved much less
aesthetic to watch, resembling a foot
ball scrimmage, and involving a deal
of tumbling and free-for-all hitting.
Some compromise will have to be ef
fi i teil as to styles of play before next
cik, for tho players got hurt often
inovgh before, Black eyes, bandaged
ankles, bruised chins, noses and knees
u-re common enough before, with the
Iikh "hcrninbllng" style, of gnme. The
timntil lHuIVs girls wrote to ask if
lht couldn't bring two substitutes
iiisttad of one, for their players are
often hurt; and the necessity of two
MiuKtltutes in stock Is now well uppre-
U the opening rtnd between
'1 ilcs" the midget teams will play
a game, and do their best to repeat
tluir (barter day successes. Probably
i players on the basket ball field on-3-ij
themselves more than tho "mld
g. Ih" or prove more enjoyable to
The girls are lot sure but that they
re as much worth seeing as the foot
ball boys, and In view of these, fauts,
that in actual playing time, the pro
gram will be as long or longer than a
hiotbull game, and the players will be
idways In motion, not lining up or ar
tful ng, and that the girls would hnrd
U like to play before a closely pack
'd or promiscuous crowd, It has been
decided to charge football prices for
the event. Any lady will be admitted,
untl any gentleman who Is accompa
nied by a lady. The girls, consider
ing the stylo of game basket ball Is,
lime to discriminate about their spec
tators, and whether single gentlemen
will be admitted remains to bo seen.
Many out of town havo already sig
nified an Intention to bo on hand, and
tin horns and colors are to be In evi
dence. Several girls are now at. wor!
on an appropriate yell. It wiir sug
gested that the literary si defies lw
asked to adjourn In the girls' honor
thtl evening in question, ns they did
for the boys on the evening of tho
glee club concert, but the manage
ment did not see fit. to do luiythlng
about, this, because they realize the
frequent pressure brought to bear on
the societies to give up their evenings.
Without doubt, however, there will bo
enjoyment and excitement on. Friday
exciting in Grunt, hall, and the game
will prove sport to the players as well
as to spectators. Doctors and a
"dead wagon" have already been en
gaged. Thanks to the excellent disci
pline of their director, Miss Burr's
players may bo expected to have prop
er Held deportment, and to show due
respect to the officials. Miss Burr her
self will look after the seating facil
ities, and may, perhaps, have to serve
as an official. She is the best, umpire
that the girls have had experience
with, filling that difficult position
with prompt decision, equitably and
to the satisfaction of all, so that it
is to be hoped that she will consent
The "Midgets" consist of the fol
lowing: Captain Pentzer's team: Cen
ters, .lennlc Pcntzer, Nettie Henry;
guards, Mabel Dempster, Mabel 13 r
ford; forwards, Minnie Smith, Clrace
Wheeler: Captain Whiting's team:
Centers, Rosa Hess, firace Broudy;
guards, Edith Schwartz, Anna Mc
Crosky; forwards, Adelloyd Whiting,
Lucy (irifflth. The players in the
'Varsity team are: (luartls, Marie
lloncli, Marie Kennedys forwards, ller
tlui DuTell, Helen Welch; centers,
Louise Bound, Harriet Cook. All
around player and substitute for first
team, Hose Long. The names of the
Council Bluffs players will bo given
out later. They will be entertained
during their stay here at the homes of
Mrs. .1. 11. McMurtry, Mrs. F. M. Hall,
Mrs. L. C. Richards, Mrs. A. S. Kny
mond ami Mrs. 0. M. Lambertson.
Tickets will probably be on sale Mon
thly. A number of demands for re
served seats have already been received.
The officers of the. debating associa
tion are still conducting an extensive
correspondence in tho Interests of
Arrangeniements nnd dates for the
debate with Colorado are at last agreed
uiion. The debate will occur at, Colo
ratio Springs on April S3, Colorado
paying the expenses of the represen
tatives of Nebraska In return for sim
ilar treatment next year when their
debaters eonio to Nebraska.
The Iowa-Nebraska contest is still
in a somewhat indefinite condition as
the Iowa association has accepted our
challenge in behalf) of one. of their de
hating clubs. What they mean by
this Is not exactly clear but the offi
cers of the local association will prob
ably accept their challenge on behalf
or the Maxwell club, and thus pay
them back In their own coin.
It Is hardly thought proper to send
out a team representing the Univer
sity debuting association to compete
with some one debating club of the
University of Iowa.
All arrangements for tho debate
with Kansas have been completed ex
cept the debate Itself, which will bo
In charge of our association.
Negotiations with Missouri arc still
In progress, but as yet flnnl arrange
ments have not been made.
Christian Association Reception
The Young Men's and Young Wo
men's Christian assoeiatlonsoftheUnl
verslty held their annual reception to
the students ami faculty at tho Phi Kap
pa I'sl house last Saturday evening...
An unusually largo number of Uni
versity people together with friends
from the city, enjoyed the hospitality
of the two associations.
Tho committee, In ohnrgo were
Misses Farnham and Cuslimnn and
Messrs. Hall and Oilman. Ices were
served by MIbbcb Hngey, Rushtou and
Davis. Altogether it was one of tho
most pleasant receptions ever given
by the two associations, which are
noted for entertaining their friends
In the proper style.
Dlflieultlcs In tho Way of a Successful
HnHcbull Team itoit Disappearing
PERSONNEL OF THE TEAM
Many Old Men Hack intl l'lenty of Now
MHttrliil-l'ltchliiR Dupnrtmcnt In
A university or college baseball
team Is essentially different In char
acter from a league team. The latter
is composed of experienced players
men who have trothd In fast company
and know the tri;ks of the trade.
Then, too, the playtrs of such nn or
ganization are unfltv contract and
can be made to plar ball as the. man
ager or captain says. If a player be
comes afflicted with too serious a case
of enlargement of the Head the man
ager has power to administer a rem
edy with certainty of cure without
fear of seriously injuriug his team.
A college team, jiowcvcr, Is subject
lo none of these regulations, or has
none of the ohuracUristics mentioned
above. In the first place the majority
of men who go to nuke up the college
team must be amateur players who
came from surrounding towns. Some
times they have hntfcexperience in fast
company, but morivoften this is not
the case. They mllst. be developed
and coached. Many of them are fair
fielders, but wretched batters, and this
especially must be pvercome.
Then the captain is hampered by
not having power to compel the men
to come out to practice, He must
also handle some players gently in or
der that he may arouse no opposition.
But notwithstanding the difficulties
confronting the developing of a
strong college teamjvjio University of
Nebraska promises to have a company
of ball tosscrs this year that will cap
ture the admiration of all the fans
both in the city and among the stu
dents. Captain Cordon's good work of last
year will be remembered. Ho is In
better form this year than ever, and
we shall see some excellent work done
by him. He lins already put forth
great effort to get everything started
well and has succeeded admirably.
Moore, who played first base last year,
will be out again for that position. His
hnrd hitting was a feature of his
Cowglll, who did some good work at.
third last year, will be on hand ngain.
We expect better work from him on
account of his experience of last year.
Itcetler. who nresided over tho left
garden last year, will probably be
seen again in tho same position. Al
though a little weak at the bat, he
makes up for this by sharp fielding.
Deacon Klndlcr will be remembered
for his sharp work at second base. He
Is a sure, earnest, hard-working player
who plays ball for the love of the
game. He was a great favorite with
the fans and will be received with
enthusiasm when he trots on the field
Butch Wells, who was In only a part
of the games last year, will be with
the team from start to finish. He is
fast on his feet, a hard hitter and a
gootl base runner.
There are a (Treat many new men
who arc untried, but who promise to
show up well. Catherwood, Bliss, Hal
stead, Hyde, Kring, Swartz, Campbell,
Hhea, Cake and Williams are. working
hard la the cage every day under the
direction of Coach Barnes. From this
aggregation of pitchers the coach ex
pects to get .some good ones. Coach
Barnes' excellent wbrk Is to be high
Burr is a candidate for backstop,
and many Lincoln people who know
of his work speak very highly of his
ability behind the bat.
Washington's birthday, while not
celebrated' by clos'ng tho University,
was duly observed in tho chapel last
Tuesday. Bev. 'V. M, Hindman, of the
First Presbyterian church of this city,
led the chapel exorcises and then de
livered a. short address on tho sub
ject of the day. He said in part:
Today we honor the name of Wash
Ington. What benedictions would full
on this country If we did as he did.
He did i.ot know how the struggle in
which lu was engaged would end, yet
he marched to tho call of duty, ho
won the victory and therefore we love
him, we adore him as patriarch, citi
zen and father.
This country today is full of put
rlart'hs of tho battle field, but tho stu
dents Oi the University of Nebraska
should remember that, there is a
higher type of heroism than that of
the battlefield. It is true heroism
which it-ads us to fight for what we
believe to be right ami true.
If there were a call for troops to
day to march against Spain there
would be an Immediate response front
thousands of men, and yet tho great
est enemies of this country are not
to be found outside our bouiularies,
It is against halfheartedncss, indif
ference nnd lethargy that we muTit
Wo all owe a certain duty to our
country and our ClotI and for the
sake of this government and the priv
ileges derived therefrom, lot us render
unto the republic tho things that uro
the republic's and unto Ood the
things that are God's.
Chase and Whcolor Contest.
The annual Chase and Wheeler con
test of the Pnlladinn society was held
last Friday, Feb. 18. Only two con
testants entered, Mr. H. L. Sams and
Mr. H V Tucker. Although lacking
in thcexcitement which a larger num
ber would have caused, there was a
deep interest taken in the event, Mr.
Tucker's production, "The Coming
Statesman," showed careful and deep
thought, and was delivered with spir
it and enthusiasm. Ills rapid utter
ance and uneasiness upon the plat
form were the adverse features of his
deltvei'SMr-vSnmB. followed -tlcjg,, r 80.-h. w. '01rhM&p84; E.
"Our Defense." His oration, though
probably less popular in nature, was
treated earnestly and thoroughly, and
was delivered In a manner that car
ried his audience with him. His posi
tion nnd gestures were easy and nat
ural. A slight unnaturalness of voice
tended to detract from the force and
effect of his oration. Mr. Tucker was
awarded first place by a small mar
gin, and Mr. Sams second place. The
judges on manuscript were W. 0.
Jones, J. A. Barrett and Prof. Hill;
on delivery, Prof. II. K. Wolfe, Mr. J.
W. Searson and Mr. F. A. Williams.
Ladles' Minstrel Show.
Preparations for one of the most
elaborate minstrel shows ever given
by University students are now un
der way. The show will be for the
lnsneflt of the huso ball team and will
occur on the night of March 11 in the
armory One of the original features
is the fact that all the "Coons" will be
gi !!, and this in itself should be
enough to attract the curious minded.
Preceding the minstrel part of the
performance there will be a short
play given by the best talent in the
University. The whole, show is in
charge of Miss Stotenbcrg, ussisted
by Lieut. Stotenbcrg.
Miss Stotenbcrg has hud much ex
perience ii such affairs and promises
dno of tic most enjoyable events of
tho year. Everything will be new
and orignul, even tho jokes, so a
large crowd will doubtless enjoy
themsclvts, and incidentally help out
the base bull treasury.
Baseball League With Iowa.
Arrangements for a base ball league
consisting of the Universities of Iowa
nnd Nebraska have been completed
and a series of three games will bo
played this spring between tho two
teams. A $50 solid Bllvcr cup present
ed by Herpolsheimer & Co. Js tho
trophy which goes to the winning
team. It will become the permanent
property of the team winning it twice
in succession, and Is to be in tho pos
session of the college during the year
It Is won.
Better Library Ventilation.
During tho last week the Improve
ment in. the library ventilation has
been very noticeable. This Is duo to
a new ten horso power motor which
has just been put in the uttic of
Nebraska Alumni Havo an Organization
at tho National Capital
ELECT OFFICERS CHARTER DAY
CoiiBrenRtiinii 1). II. Mercer la President
Other (llllccm uro Elected Club
Consist! of Fifteen Aetlvo
Tho Nebraknn Is in receipt of a. let
ter from Mr. It. A. Emerson, '97, now
holding a. government position at
Washington, telling of the election, of
ofilcers at the third annual meeting of
the University of Nebraska club of
Washington, D. C.
While this organization has been
formed for some time, yet compara
tively few of the University studdnta
have known of its existence. It Ib in
teresting to know that while the stu
dents of this University were cele
brating Charter day last week, that a
bund of alumni wcro assembled in
Washington to elect officers of tho or
ganization, which has for its object
the renewing and perpetuation of old
University acquaintances and memor
ies. Tho officers chosen hre as fol
lows: President, Congressman. D. If.
Mercer; first vice president, Miss
Thomas; second vice president, II. W.
01 m stead "sfierutary, II. A. Emerson;
treasurer, Miss Charlotte II. Andrus;
executive committee, 33. C. Wiggen
horn, J. 0. Smith, II. .7. Webber, E. E.
Gillespie nnd W. H. Wheeler.
Tho membership of the club is
somewhat larger than would bo ex
pected, numbering in all twenty-three
members, eight of whom are associate
Following is the roll of tho club:
Miss Cora D. Thomas. '79: Hon. D. H.
C. Wiggenhorn, 87; J. 0. Smith, '88;
T. A. Williams, '89; E. 13. Gillespie, '90;
W. II. Wheeler, '01; D. A. Haggard,
'91; F. C. Kcnyon, '92; Miss Charlotte
II. Andrus, '02; Adam McMullen, '9G;
R. P. Teelo, '97; B. A. Emerson, '97.
Tho following are associate mem
bers: Miss Mary 11. Williams: Mrs.
Luclna Hardin Webber, Mrs. Efile M.
S. Williams, Mrs. ,T. R. Covert, Mrs.
Mary Hazard Teele, J. T. Kemp,
Gayland 'rait, J. B. Covert.
The Junior Prom.
Notwithstanding the unprecedented
social activity of the year, the Junior
Promenade has succeeded in holding
its recognized position as tho principal
event in social circles at the Universi
ty . The fact of a driving snow storm
without served but to heighten the
comfort nnd cheer of the scene with
in the walls of the "Lincoln." The dec
orations were profuse and' tasteful.
Scarlet and cream, as was fitting, were
in prominence everywhere, wound
from top to bottom or' the pillars in
the vestibule, nnd hung in graceful,
voluminous festoons in parlors and
refreshment room. Flags and colors
ornnmented the the walls of the ball
room itself, while in tho parlors and
refreshment room the glare of the
electric light, was subdued to a pleas
ant glow by menns of crimson tissue
shades. As usual, on such occasions,
the, music and floor were all that could
be desired, and seventy-five couples of
University students, Lincoln resi
dents and visitor's from out of town
enjoyed both to tho utmost till a late
Cycle Skating Party.
Miss Louisa Pound gave a cycle
skating party to her friends last Tues
day afternoon In honor fo her guetft,
Miss Gerrard of Columbus, Neb. The
party was composed of ab6ut seventy-i,
ilvo people and the skating academy
was consequently well crowded, The
novelty of the affair was very pleas
ing and everybody enjoyed .skjatiiig tp
tho rythmic cadence of the. exceUenfc
Tho Misses Ellen and Frances Gcrr,
Williamson and Harley served refresh'
lug lees In one part of the ropnl. Mrs.
A. S. Raymond and S. B. Pound chap
eroned tho party and Misses May
Whiting o,nd Helen Ilarwpod assisted
Miss PounC in entertaining her
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