The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, March 04, 1898, Image 1
THE NEBRASKAN. Vou, VI. No. 2 2 UNIVERSITY NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1898. Phici5 Gents. IIHIC II ASSURED Allilflli' Hinirtl DccIiIch (0 Issue II Thin Spring WORK ALREADY UNDER WAY Will ('(inluln (10 I'hki'h l'rofiinoly lltua- Inilcil-Kvery liurtmimt of Hport Will lin Itoprmontoil mhiic time ago It wiih announced In (lir VcliniHkiiii Hint tlu Athletic Hoard m;ik Mcrlmihly considering the Httbjeet iif retting out an athletic atinunl. At Hi-t hiicIi mi nniinal wiih only an Idea, Inn iIiIh idi'ii Iiiih been growing: and lins nl IiihI taken tangible form. Jt Ih ikiw a reality and the II rat athletic an 11 .ml will lie Issued UiIh Hpiing. II will lie published under (lie aus pice of the Athletic Hoard. iMr. W. 11. Onry Iiiih already Ix-eu chosen busi ness uiiiniiK'or and I. S. Cutter iihhIhN iint business manager. It would be Iiard to llnd In (IiIh Uni versity two better nu'it to piiHh Hindi 11 project iih tlilH, Moth nrc hiiHtlcrs iiml the faed tliat. tliey liuve the. mat ter In charg" iniilCH It certain that Uie Annual will not fail from luck of koiiio one to pimli the enterpriHe. .Mr, Oury lies always Identified lilniHclf with athletics since he entered thin iiiHtitu lion 1. Mr. pit tor 1iih shown IiIh Inter in iilhletleHCby securing Hcvcrnl fro- est in iilliletletmy Rccurlng phlcH from local inercliunlH for various nthletle contests. With such an able business innunge incut a good editorial stall" Ih all that is necessary to1 get out a line hook. Mr. Onry has, already reported that the prospects for advertising are very bright, and hence the business end which intist needs always bo the Im portant part of Bnoh an enterprise, ap peals to'oV progressing very Riitlsfuc toiil.v, The purpose of the Athletic Annual is to arouse a greater Interest in ath letics mid to provide a mentis of pre serving rnherslly Athleths records. The book will contain all the athletic records in every department of sport in the I'lilverslty, from Its very begin ning down to the present time. It will 1 tain about sixty pages, replete with illustrations. The pictures of the arslty football, baseball, basket ball and truck teams, with various other I nhcrslly athletes, will be seen In this book. There is a strong probn 1 ilitv that the military department will also be given a. section of the Imok. Pictures of the cadet officers and the six companies would .form cry attractive pictures and - would iiuike an Interesting part of the An imal, Tor 11 Trims Mississippi Meet The athletic board of the University Iiiih just sent out a call to the colleges of the western states for a grand track meet to be held In Omaha, this spring at the Truim-Mlsslsslppl exposition. It is Intended that all. the. colleges west of the Mississippi shall participate In the event and make. It one of the larg est athletic meets In the country. Niich an affair once started would doubtless become up annual event and a pan-western athletic meet would be- eoinu a fixture. A central athletic committee at Om "lin invited tho University of Nebras ka to send out the call for such a meet s soon as they had secured ,u suit able grand stand, track and Held from the Trans-Mississippi exposition au thorities. They ilnd the need of fur ther assurance to the exposition iiu ttltorltles of the feasibility, the edu eutivo value, and solid financial prom ise of such a meet. Town, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska have in process of formation a quadrangular league in track and held athletics. lit reply to a recent Inquiry, asking Kansas if they -yu'tld fa'vrtr hpldliTgHtfv(unnuul meet' this year at Omaha during tho esppto;i,,lm,v ixpvVVl themselves favorably Ward such a plnn. Doubt less Iowa and Miksburi will be found enthuslastfe 'for 'It. Minnesota, in a letter dated Fnbruury 28, nlso approves and would Bend representatives. Ac eoinpnirying the circular sent out are enumerated Bomo of the advantages to 1)$ gained by such a meeting dm lug the expoHltlou. They nro aH fol- lllWH! 1. That It would educate public sen. tlnient In favor of clean sport iih op pnHcd to profcHHlonallHtii. 2. ft, would Increase, public Interest and Htipport of athletics throughout till) WlJHt, il. It would form a suitable begin ning for the organization, of a x!rmn limit, athletic league for thu promotion of athletic Interests iici'ohh tho MIhh iHHlppl. I. It would provide a suitable Incen tive for the llrst gathering together of wcHtern college athletics, 5, It would provide, a representative company of people In the grand stand to see the Hport ft. It. would provide (lnaiiclal sup port for Htieh a meet Hitch iih would 1m possible at no other time or place. We should expect to have present prominent physical educators mid ofll cIiiIh of tho vurloiiH ethletle associa tions of the country. Special exposi tion rutcH will greatly itRslHt nthletle orgnulzuttoiiH In gett,h)tf . representa tives to the giuncH. TIio.LikIIgs' Minstrels The Indies' minstrel hIiow, wiijeh was billed to come olV on March Jl, has been postponed one wcik. The glrlH meet In the gymnasium every day for practice, and are. progressing very satisfactorily.' 'They arc at pres ent engaged In mustering tho cake walk, which will be one of the features of the performance. The show Is to be given Tor the ben efit of the base ball team, to aid in the purchase of new unlrornis. There Is no doubt but what it will be one of the events of the year. This year Iiiih al ready seen several ladles' minstrel shows, notably at Minnesota State University and Northwestern. Uo'.h scored u blir nit mm tne memory ov Tv ....: . ... "...., tnem wnr linger long in me minus of those who were fortunate enough to attend them. The girls aro fortunate in being able to secure the services of Lieutenant and Miss Stotsenberg to drill them, Lieutenant StotHcnberg took a prominent part In getting up a sim ilar alVair at Leavenworth last fall, and with the assistance of Miss Stots enberg, who took one of the leading parts in the show mentioned, the out l(kk Is promising for a high class en tertainment. The girls have already learned the knack, of beating the tambourines and rattling the bones in a surprising milliner. In tho boys' minstrels last spring, Hob Manley had his "niggers" working for a month trying to rattle the bones, but. the night, before the performance is was unanimously de cided to cut the bones out af .the show and the fellows were advised to prac tice during the summer In order to be well versed in the art when they re turned to eolhjge this fall. Hut-when the boys gave their last minstrel show there was not a coon among them who could plav a scale on his bones. This 'fact has only served to make the girls' success in this line all the more grati fying and to stimulate them to greater efforts. Muscal specialties will be made a feature of the show, but by no means will jokes take a back seat. The poor co-eds have had to remiliii silent in times gone by and bo associated Mji roasts with such prommeicharogterB as .loel Stebblns, Dr. WolcOtt and Thick McCreery. This has neither been for gotten or forgiven and In a short time such unscrupulous minstrel men as Hunk Mueller, Jesse Itowe, Jack Sum ner and fleorgo Porter will catch it from the hands of the ladies. Sophmores Meet Today Politics in tho Spphmoro cluss .have' again reached a high degree of "tem perature over the election of tho ed itors and associates of the Junior All ium L An; option for tills purpose was held some weeks ago, but noth ing .wnstttccojupllshed.. Since then things. have been, comparatively-quiet on the surface, but the past week has seen numerous Hidewalk camhisca and consultations among tho Sophmores. They will. meet, in tho chapel today at 1:30 n, m. and endeavor to settle- their little differences by ballot. lAMIfSM Mr. Wchlior 8fl AiIiIh to the University Herbarium 18 A VALUABLE COLLECTION Uiilyerdltjr In Fprtumtta In Hn miring Hetnrnl TIkmkuiiiI Htiot'liiioim, Miuiy of Them Hiiro mill VhIiihIiIii The University, especially the botan ical department, Is to be congratulat ed upon the acquisition of tho largo collection of Nebrnskn plants front Mr. Webber of the department of ag riculture at Washington, I), C. Mr. Webber, ns many may remember grad uated from the University of Ne braska. In 18H0 and for IiIh thesis pre pared a catalogue of Nebraska plants. Dr. llessey Insisted at the tlntu that no plant, be listed unless a specimen were actually at hand. TIiIh was the cause of tho collection of an unusu ally large number of plants. Mr. Web ber's thesis was Imacd ttpo.i IiIh own collection and that in the University herbarium nt tho t'me. After taking IiIh master's degree Mr. Webber went to St. Louis carrying his large col lection with him. When ho was call ed to Washington the large collection accompanied hint and likewise to Florida. During tho interval Dr. lles sey and the botanical seminnr had been vigorous In their efTorts to per suade Mr. Webber to send his collec tion back to Nebraska and this hist HUtuiner Dr. llpssey received the as surance that ho would donate his col lection to his alma mater. Tho first. lot. of this great collection numbering about 2,000 specimens has been placed In the herbarium. Last summer at Toronto at a meet- ling of tho HcI'etiffnM of the'world, Mr. Webber created a great . sensntlon with his znnila authero.Ido. While a "prep" at Nebraska he chanced to be watching tho present Dr. Peterson as sorting the University herbarium, making In all 183 plants. One speci men In particular attracted his atten tion and tho name zinnia given by Dr. Bessey, remained in his memory. Some years later, while, in Florida, where zinnia flourishes, IiIh old Interest In tho plant was revived, and study com menced. Tho result of this study has been a surprise to the botanical world. He found that tho fertilization, in stead of being like that of tho higher plants, as was supposed, resembled ex actly that of the lower plants. Mr. Webber's paper, after it had bee pre sented to the. American Dotanlst, was reread before the Ihitish botanists by request, with the aforementioned re sult. Marshall Ward, In closing the dlseuslon on Mr. Webber's paper, said: "This young man is to be con gratulated upon adding another stone to the botanical edifice, and he has ad ded it so well." Tho Webber collection is the larg est that has been added to tho Univer sity herbarium at any one time. About a year ago J. 0. Smith, '00, donated his collection to the University. This collection consists of Nebraska, eastr em and foreign plantsi with a lino col lection of lower phinta and slides. Another collection which is about to bo added to tho herbariimi is a col lection of 2,000 plunta gathered in France, for Dr. Itoscou Pound. This wor,k wus dononby .quite an eminent Frencli collector ano,. inrpugn ijv. Pbiind tho University herbarium will receive a valuable addition. Among the vnluahje collections which the University herbarium con tains are sets of Sulllvjanta . and Aus tin's mosses. Additions aro made ,fr'qm time, to, tiipoWtiio collection in the. herbarium ,by specimens received from tne goyernnieiiL. 0,110 neroiirmm at present contain about 0,000 speci mens. - Tltp Ultls Playjioiilglit Everything Ih 1i( train for the basket ball game this evening, and every pros, pect is bright for n successful event. Enough ticketa were- sold Thursday morning to assure covering expenses, and this was oil that won wanted. Tho crowd will be. of tho .most desirable juakoiup,' Lincoln society ,people prin I cipully. Quality, flot "numbers, wan looked for In the spectators, and they are epeeted to contribute enough en thusiasm for a foot ball crowd. Al together the whole affair promises to be a brilliant one and not only the plnyers, hut the fortunate lookers-on anticipate It eagerly. Tito credit for the whole affair rcsta mainly on MIsh Louise Pound, who Iiiih worked tlr lcssly, practicing with tho team, at tending to tleketH, and other arrange ments, and conducting the correspond- CIICC. The Council JllutVs players will ar rive over the llouk Island this after noon at :i: -111 and the University peo ple should sec that a largo and en thtiHliiHtlc crowd Is out to meet them. They will be entertained In various homes In this city throiigtiout their stay, and Lincoln people will do every thing to make their visit a pleasant one. To make a suitable setting for tho game the gymnasium will bo decorated and tho windows will be draped with the colors of the different societies and fraternities. There will be an or ganized gang of "rooters" stationed In the gallery, who, under tho direction of Miss May Whiting, will keep up tho spirits of the University players by judiciously timed and vigorously inied vocal encouragement. Luncheon will be served to the. players of the con testing teams, to thu patronesses and the. officials In the band-room in the armory. .Mrs. W. 11. Ogdeu has this In charge. The menu for tho lunch eon is: Hlue Points, with Sliced Lemon. Toasted Wafers. Celery. Chicken Salad. Sandwiches. Saratoga Chips. Olives. Ice." Cake. Macaroonsi' Chocolate. L Ikmbonn. f, The patronesses of ih'i, 'game "We Mrs. A. 11. Moore of Council llluffs, Mrs. Chancellor Macl.ean, Mrs. S. C. UlchordB, Mrs. C. II. Cere, Mrs. A. S. Raymond, Mrs. W. II. Ogden, Mrs. G. M. Lambcrtson. The line-up of the team will be as follows: Iowa. Nebraska. Guards. Agnes Spies Mario Beach Erniu Ltnkey Mario Kennedy Forwards. Stella Bogers Bertha Dutell Kittle Warner Helen Wrelch Centers. Vera Linkey Harriet Cooke Mabel Cook Louisa Pound, dipt. Substitutes. Clauds, Scott Boso Long Sadie Grass Miss Grace Hardman of Council Blurt's, timekeeper. The first link of the game will be played by the official rules, the second half by the Smith College rules, which do not nllow knocking: tho ball from the hands. This Is a compromise, the University having always used the Smith College rules and the Council Bluffs team the official rules. The Nebraska players have been putting in whatever time they could get prac ticing under the other rules lately and hope to play at no disadvantage. The Midgets will play a game be tween the halves of the lovva-Nebraska game. They will use the Smith Col lege rule. The llnc-up or the' Midgets is as follows: First Team. Second Team. Centers. Grace Broady Nellie Henry Rosa lles$ Jennie Pentzer, Capt. Forwards. Lucy Griffith Minnie Smith Adelloyd Whiting, Capt. Grace W'heeler Guards. Edith Schwartz Mabel Dempster Mabel Krford Anna McCroskey The. uniform of the Iowa girls Is gray, with ncarlet , braid, Tho Ne braska girls will wear; ji dark blue uni form, with a white, "N" on the breast. To thobo who think tho game is rough the fojlowlpg 1U quickly do away with any suck .beliefs: Miss Grace Hardman, who will act as timekeeper, wob tq, be one of tho players, but in a practice game last Saturday she dislocated her elbow and sprained her rlghfc arm, Basket ball as played by the girls ip perfectly gen tle and harmless. 1! IDA MASSiE Oratorical Aflslrs Will bo (he Huhject of tho Meeting , ANNUALOONTE8TNEXT FRIDAY Htuilant (IntlierliiK to (Inlup Intercut tlm lllfc Kvrmt AitilreMc ,y Pro femora hiiiI Httidcnt hi There are. seasons for -everything and next, week is tho one bet apart for tho interest of oratory, In tho Unl veiHlty. On Wednesday, March 0, a mass meeting of students and faculty will be held after. chapel for tho pur pose of arousing Interest mid enthus iasm in oratorical matters. On Friday March 11 at 8 p. 111 In. the chapel will occur the annual oratori cal contest of the University o(( ,Ne tatlve. At this contest our,( iprpscn tatlvo for the Htate contest at Crete on March 20 will be chosen. .Much more than tjie usual Interest Iiiih been taken in the contest this year on account of tho fact that tho Interstate Oratorical association will meet in Lincoln next year. As tho KUucnKH 1 of next year's contest largely depends upon the interest shown this year this fact Is very gratifying to tho ofllcers of tho association and those Interested in oratory. The contestant this year ore. for the most part persons of largo experi ence in these Jlncs, so a most excel lent contest is assured. , Thoso entered are Miss Helen doff, Messrs. J. D. Deunison, O. W. Meier, C. E. Cake, and IT. W. Tucker. Miss (loft is a graduate from tho University law school with the clasn of 1807, and Is at present taking ad vanced work in political science. ,. ().. W. Melr, a member.of the claw of 1K0S, has already received his degree, obtaining it on Charter day, and is now taking junior law work. Tf6 Is well known in debating circles, hav ing won a place on tho preliminary debates, both this year and last. In political circles he hits been especially prominent on account of 'hls'urdent championship of the caAtBe of bimetal lism and the principle of W. J. Bry an. Mr. Dcnnison received his A . B. at upper Iowa University and is at pres ent a member of the senior law class. He was 0110 of those representatives of tho University In tho Kansas-Nebraska debate last year. In tho ora torical contest of last year he won second idncc, missing first by only a very small margin. Mr. Tucker is the only undergradu ate In this contest, he being a junior In tho academic college. Ills oration has already won him first place in. tho Chase-Wheeler Contest of .the Pallad ian society. C. E. Cake, tho only fraternity man in the contest, is a member of Sigma. Chi. He received his A. B. at Dart mouth college and Is .at present tailing junior law work. With such representation there, is little doubt thnt the successful con testant will do credit to the Univer sity at tho state contest at Crete, where representatives rom Doane, Gates, Grand Ishuid colleges and the University qf Oninla will be met. Tho mass meeting Wednesday prom ises to be an enthusiastic one, Presi dent linger is making every effort to make, It a great success. Addresses by Dr. Fling, Dr. Ward and Dr. Hill will bo made qn behalf of tho faculty and by Messrs Ewart and Taylor from tho students. This ntaas meeting will last.thrqugh tho 10 o'clock hour so no classes will recite nt that time. New Members Program The new members of thb Pallodian literary society gave their program last Friday nighc to a. crowded house. The program followed .tho same or der as generally given by tho society, although there were some diversions .from tho ordinary routine. Tho now members all rendered their parte in the most satisfactory manaor and they deserve no little congratulation a for their success. Miss. iNpra Jphna ton had charge of thq program. The Tolyu .quartet rendered two pleasant selections.