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Vol. VI. No. a4 UNIVERSITY OF NEBR-ASkXTZcoLN, FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1898.
Prick 5 (Eents.
Dill IS I WINNER
Captures First Place la the University
WAS ALMOST ATIE WITH MEIER
Contest Decided by the MArklHgi of One
Midge Vrotluctlont of the Speak
.r Above the AvetdKe
The tenth niuuial oratorical contest,
of the University of Ncbimkn Is a
thing ' (,1 lMl8t
r.ii.st Friday evening In tho chnpcl,
before a crowd of pcrhnps one hund
rril people, tho three orators In, tho
contest mado their fight for the priv
ilege of representing Hie University at
Crete In the stuto contest.
When tho markings of tho judges
hud been figured up by tho officers of
the association it was found that J.
1). Deunison of tho Dclian society hnd
won first. place with a total of 54C, O.
W. Meier second plnco with 528 and
Henry Tucker third plntts with a total
The struggle for first- plnco was
much closer than the scoro might In
dicate for tho figures of tho five judg
es, whose returns were in at the close
of the contest, tied Mr. Dennlson and
Mr. Meier for first place.
The mnrkings of Dr. Long of York,
one of Jhe judges on manuscript., had
not as yet been received and on his
figures depended tho result of the con
test. H wns notified by telegraph that it
was absolutely essential that bis
markings be sent in at once. It was
not long before they were received
and the decision announced, which
made Mr Dennison the official repre
sentative; of the University.
All of the iorations were of a high
.order and gliQjgKL.the-inost.conscicn-.
tious work in their preparation and
training. It wns freely commented
that they were much above tho usual
productions rendered in similar con
tests in past years.
Much of tho praise doubtless be
longs to Mrs. Manning who had all
three of tho contestant in hand. Her
hard work was plainly evident in the
excellent delivery which characterized
the three orations. '
The evening's entertainment was
opened by a mandolin solo by Claire
oung, accompanied by Verno Hedge
with the guitar, which wna loudly ap
plauded. Mr. Dennison then spoke on "The
Evolution of Government."
The main argument of the oration
was to prote tho ideal government to'
li- ltefween despotism and anarchy.
Mr. Dcnnison's long practice and ex
tensive training in public speaking
made his appearance on the stage very
easy and graceful. Sometimes there
was a tendency towards rapidity and
a lack of clear cut enunciation, but
otherwise his delivery was all that
could bo desired.
The second oration, that of O. W.
Meier, was on the subject, "The Prin
ciple Fought for by Our Forefath
ers." His oration was naturally more of a
historical sketch than either of the
oilier two productions and showed
deep htudy and insight into the causes
leading up to tho independence of tho
Although not so easy or polished as
hih predecessor Mr. Meier spoke with
an intensity and earnestness which
pax e his delivery more force than that
which characterized either of the oth
er orations. IHa enunciation "was very
dixtinct and clear cut.
Mr. Tucker, the third of the contes
tants, had as his subjet "The Coming
His production was one of more
public interest than either of the oth
ers on account of the treatment of ex
isting conditions. HiB delivery was
rapid and persuasive, carrying-conviction
Musici, for the -program was reader
ed by Mijjs Ethel dalley, Miss Hollis-'
ter, Mis Grace Iieynolds and the
Telyn male quartet, composed of Mes
srs. L. A. Bumstead, W. K. Tuttle, R.
0 Williams and John Williams. The
vocal solo Tjjt Ulm BeynoM 'w4 JttM
Gongs of tho quartet wcro especially
310th numbero of tho Tolyna being
encored arid oven thon tho nudtenco
was not sntisfld.
After tho comiletlon of tho pro
gram and bpforo the decision of tho
judges was announced tho ruulicneo
amused themselves by singing, talk
ing and calling for remarks from the.
prominent persons present.
The judges on manuscript, were II.
W. Brown, G. M. Lambextson and Dr.
Long; on delivery, A. 0. Wolfcnborg
er.Dr. Ilindmnn and J. A. Kirkpatrlek.
Delta Gammas Go To Beatrice
Tho Delta Gamma girls celebrated
their anniversary by a trip to Beatrice
whero they were entertained by Mrs.
Deutseh. They left Lincoln in a pri
vate oar over the U. I at 8 in the
morning. They enjoyed a brenkfast
at Mrs. Dcutsch's at 9 tfclock. From
this time until 2 o'clock they amused
themselves in the various ways known
to girls, when they met around a
sumptous banquet. This feast was fol
lowed by toasts, Miss Helen IJarwood
acting ns toastmi stress. Tho follow
"Us," Nclia Cochrane.
"Our Friends, tho Enemy,,' Marl
"Our Ancestors," Edna Folk.
"Cnpia," Daisy Miner.
"Lcs EnfnnU," Laura Bridge.
"Delta Gamma Air Castles," Urn
"Fnmliar Hymns," Blanche Garten.
Those who applauded these witty
Luurn Haggard, Carrie Dennis, Al
ice Wing, Bessie Wing, Mrs. Dcutsch,
Mrs, Woods, Grace Bridge, Helen Har
wood, Lena Dcwecse, Stella Rice, Joy
Webster, Blanche Garten, Ura Kelly,
Mabl Rickctts, Edna Polk, Georgia
Case, Nelie Cochrane, Selma Noren,
Jessie Lansing, Helen Woods, Marian
Smith, Clara Watkins, Katharine
WIooJb, Laura Bridge, Clara Mull&cn,'
Helen Welch, May Prentiss, Mary Da
vis, Annie Miner, Daisy Miner, Fannie
Cole, May MoMenemy, Ethel Tuckey,
Edith Lewis and Anna Day.
They came home after 6. The day
was the more enjoyable because the
five chnrtcr members of the fraternity
were all present and letters were read
from the absent girls.
Company D Banquet
On the invitation of Captain Mor
rison the members of Company D
spent a delightful evening at tho Al
pha Tau Omega house, Fourteenth
and M streets, last' Tuesday.
The early part of the evening was
spent in games of various sorts after
which a business meeting was held.
A civil organization was perfected.
First Senreant A. L. Brown was elect
ed president and Sergeant G. K. Bart-
lett secretary of the company.
A committee was appointed to ar
range for a company yell and insignia.
A committee was also appointed to
arrange for a company contest in a
tug of war, bucket, egg race, etc.
Captain Morrison made a very earn
est appeal to the company to come out
and work to win the cup. He also laid
crreat stress on the proposed camp at
Omaha this spring and every man was
asked to do his best to further the
project. Phil. Russell, formerly cap
tain of company B, was present As
there are so mnny old company B men
now in company D, Mr. Russell was
made an honorary member of the
Lieut. Stotsenberg made a short
address calling particular attention 1e
the camp at Omaha. After this the
members adjourned to the dining
room and soon reduced the amount of
refreshments vhich were piled, up
in great abundance
After listening to speeehea from -every
man in the company who had any
thing he wished to say, the cadets de
parted, having enjoyed one of the
most successful compaay feeds in
B' last Tuesday eveniagt the Beta
Theta PL Befreshaenla'Vere served
and njreneral irood tSmawns enjoyon.
The boys made wonaiderable noise,bat
were not dlttis-bed by theieaco loTiafe1
Plenty of Matorlal lu tho Unlvcrsily If
It Is Only Trained
Athletes must reqister now
RbIci of Athletic Hoard Ilcuulre Thorn to
Take I'tiynlrol Tralnlnc It Titer K-
pect to Enter Any Content
Never beforo in tho University have
the prospects for field and track ath
letics been so prlmistng. Tho organiz
ation of a state interctllegiulo asso
ciation has been perfected and the
dnte set for the meet, which will be on
the. campus, is May 14. The colleges
and universities who will bo repre
sented arc Donne college, Weslcynn
University, Hastings collego and the
U. of X. The outlook is encourag
ing also for tho state intcrclllcgintc
meet nt Omaha during tho exposition.
Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado,
Donne, Wcsleynn and a hnlf a dozen
other institutions have already ex
pressed themselves as favorable to
this pan-western contest.
We have " been champions in base
ball and foot ball to our own heart's
content, and tho whole university is
proud of our records and waxes en
thusiastic in mass meetings, on the
field nnd "after the. game, but it has
seemed ns if University spirit was
dnmpened when track nnd field ath
letics become tho'topic of conversation
and athletic countenances have fallen.
We also have an inkling that even
Kansas laughed in her sleeve when
she heard us talking of track athlet
ics. But all this is now changed. Minne
sota has challenged us tills year to a
dual track meet, and Kansas.Iowa and
Missouri hnve offered to" meet us in a
quadrangulorOfg'Me, Other institu
tions throughout'tho west wish to try"
Nebraska's mettle. We have no lack
of opportunity for competition wor
thy of name. We have no choice
but to accept such opportunities. We
have, therefore, no choice but to bring
every available man into tho field, no
choice but to train regularly and
steadily as winning teams are coach
ed to train.
There is no lack of material with
which to win- There is no lack of
true University spirit among faculty
and students. There is no lack of co
operation and consolidation of this
athletic interest. The business men
of Lincoln have shown their active
and practical interest in University
athletics by giving-prizes and trophies
this year to the amount of $250. Bus
iness men, alumni, students and pro
fessors have formed a committee to
solicit funds, work and -material for
the building of a cinder track because
without such a track it is impossible
for us to compete successfully with
other institutions. Prominent ath
letes have already pledged thmeselves
to give work and money.
The department of physical training
has directed its efforts towards put
ting men in sound physical condition
and giving them technical training in
athletics as well as gymnastics during
the whole year. The Sophmore-Fresh-inan
contest occurred' in November,
the Indoor athletic contest on charter
day, the indoor pentathlon comes the
evening of March 35, and the outdoor
pentathlon about the middle of April,
University field day May 1 and the in-ter-collegiato
field day on May 14.
At least half of the men who took
part in the field day last year have
been in training the whole of this
yer, two records have been broken in
contests and others nre being broken
now in indoor, fpratioe. Many have
entered for .the -Second .semester of
training in harmony wth, the ruling
of, .the athletic boards in January. Bat
there are stiU.eomergtwetromg men
hi the University, who pught to get
out and -fight for our colors, The day
has passed when men can .run out to
the field, jerk off hat, and coat and
shoes and make aa exhibition of
themselves at the expense of the Uni
versity. We are In lor eolid training
through and Mirffugk.aud plenty of -it.
t Ab will be aeen iroaa -the receataih-lotic-Tegiflattoaa'
fcdcsptfa by thtfiih-
lotlo board, they mean to prevent ac
cidents or injuries to contestants from
lock of training nnd to raiso our
athletic records. The attention of all
students in ngnin called to tho rcs
luton of tho nthletlo board, published
in tho Nebrnskan of Janunry 21, and
In the Hesperian tho week following.
It may he in place to state to thofeo
who wish to enter track nnd field ath
letics this spring but who havo for
any reason delayed entering tho phy
sical training classes provided for ath
letic teams, will nob bo able to do so
after the. date of tho indoor pentath
lon. No student will bo registered for
the physical training in the tho ath
letic classes by tho registrar after
March 31 at 0 p. m., and no student
who is not so registered and is Hot
taking regular training in tho athlctio
classes, will not be allowed to enter
for any athletic event in any contest.
Entries for tho outdoor pentathlon
will begin March 20 and closo March
31. No entries will be received after
G p. m. en that date. A final appear
is made to tho athlete men in the
University to come out nnd win honor
for themselves and the University. We
do not lack friends of nthclctes among
students or business men; wo shall
not lack proper trnck and apparatus
with which to train, thanks to our
friends in ndvnncc. We hava lacked
nothing but feeling the necessity of
winning, and we shall win. Minneso
ta, Iowa, Kansas and others place
that necesst.y upon us. WTc can and
must win our shnrc of the events.
The final preliminary debit Ui& have
been postponed one week. They will
take place in the chapel on Friday, and
Saturday evenings, March 25 and 26.
This change was thought necessary'
because of the conflict with the La
dies minstrels entertainment and be
cause of the illness of Magulre and
1aSW -. -'
At the last meeting of the associa
tion a letter was read from Iowa, ask
ing that we pay all oxpenses of a vis
iting team. This proposition was re
jected and a counter one offered pro
viding for a meeting at Omaha, each
organization to bear it own expenses.
A committee was also appointed to
confer with tho faculty and endeavor
to secure the privilege of allowing the
nine successful contestants the privil
ege of substituting their final prepara
tion for the same regularly catalogued
study. Each of the sixteen aspirants
is working incessantly and poor les
sons is the rule with them now and
will be for another week. There seems
to bo no good reason for ignoring the
extra efforts of all these workers and
it is to be hoped that before next year
arrangements may be completed
whereby credit may be received for
tliis special work. An earnest nnd
enthusiastic contest is assured. Ad
mission wil be ten cents each even
ing. The question for discussion Friday
evening is "Resolved, That the Annex
ation of Hawaii Would Be Beneficial
to the United States" The speakers
on tho uffirmative are McNaughton,
Maguire, Kindler and Deal; on the
negative are Perry, Hawxby, Warner
and 0. W. Meier. The question .Sat
urday evening is "Resolved, That the
United States Should Construct the
Nicaragua Canal." The sjeakers on
the affirmative are Matson, Taylor,
Kemp and Ewart; on the negative,
Sackett, Hager, Miss Stull and R. S.
Cinder Track ProgropslMg
The cinder track scheme promises to
materialize into a first-class racing
course. The plan is for the students
to do most ofthe work neccessary to
the building of the track. The heavy
worlc will bo done by hired labor.
The business menhave contributed lib
erally to the fund' and the hotels and
factories wnll furnish cinders free of
Orders will soon be taken for senior
programs and Invitations. Their cost
will be 9e apiece. Seniors should find
out at once how many programs they
will need as orders must be sent iu advance.
Minstrels Will Appear In tho
TO BE A DARKTOWN JUBILEE
I.otofj6llr Coon Songs and Original
Jbkci The Whole University Will
Turn OatThe Program
Toalght in tho University armory
coons nre to hold high carnival. The
building will be given over to tho
colored belles in immnculato garbs
and frizzled hair, and its veteran walls
will re-echo with African melodies
and clog dancing. Thcro will be nov
el spectacles, inspiring music and a
tropical time generally.
On the stage, erected nt the west
end of the armory will be seated tho
minstrel troupe, mndo up df all "dem
high born ladles," while near at hand
will be tho patronesses to lend eclat
to the occasion nnd toview the doings
of their ebony proteges.
Among the 'features of the program
will be tho following:-
Overture, by the company.
End song, "I wnnt a Real Coon,"
Miss Beauty Black.
Song, "Ma' Honey Lou." -Miss Yel
low Peach Yaw.
End song, "No Coons Allowed"
Miss Cinderella White.
Song, "Happy Bird8"Miss PatUo
End song, "Mummy's Little Pump
kin Colored Coon." Miss Ambolenn
Song, Miss Lilian Mussel.
End song, "My Gal's a Red Headed
Cdon." Miss Paulina BawL
Finale, Tropical song Misses Black
.. ... i.i. ts.
Song, "Little Cotton Dolly" banjo
accompaniment Misses Rosena Yolk,
Venus Green, Dinah Snowball, Lucy
Chicken, Stella Fox.
Fancy dance, Miss Harris.
Banjo quartete Ura Peach, Cleo
Mcrodc, Tropsey Jackson, May Uno,
Song "Golden Popples" Vanderpool
Dance Bella Bones, Marcia Mal
low, Kinkey Kurls, Daisy Cutter, Juno
Jones, Violet Pansy, Martha Washing
ton. Instrumental selections The John
Along with these speedy numbers,
go coon steps and coon stuff on the
part of the fair ones in burnt cork;
nnd when the bones and banjoes are
quieted, there are spirited dialogues
between Queen Lil, the interlocutrix
nnd "various end men." All gags on
tap for the evening are guaranteed
new and fresh and highly seasoned.
The fair ones making np the troupe
have hod the best of coaching and all
indentions point to a dark town jub
ilee tonight, a unique performance
for the University and for the west.
Company Athletic Contests
Not content with the multiplicity of
company hops and feeds which are at
present ull the style. Companies E r,nd
F have aranged for a company ath
letic contest, which will take place on
the campus probably one week from
today. The contest will ons'"t of
several events, including among others
, a tug of war, spoon race, bucket race,
sack race and .accoutrement race.
The committee on arrangements of
which Lieut. Wilkinson is chairman
has n.it yet completed all the deiails.of
the contest, but the events will bo
practically the same as those abofe
mentioned. Prizes have already been
offered by business jnen for cxery ev
ent, which fact will arouse greater in
terest Jn Hie events and insure -the
sUcee8 of rtbe contest.
University . studeiits. have, jieen 4flk
ing aunctjve interest in politics of the
city recently. 0. W. Meier, j!, D.Den
njson, C. J, piatt, J. jMaguire,, R 0.
Roper, 0. IL. Allen and A. W, 'Bajt
were students elected to .the fjty cou-
rvention heJ4 on Tuesday of this week
by the popuMstB, democrats ad Jfys
silver republicans .for the npnjintltms
of city ticket.
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