The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, March 25, 1898, Image 1

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Vol.. VI. No. 2
Price 5 Cents.
rMlnslrcls Mnfco the lilt or I lie
Armr Wild rilled Willi mi Kntlitmlnsllo
Audience I'll nty of .lokmnnil Coon
8SonRR-Tlu KtnRinm
1 ' much talked of Indies' minstrel
i, hus come nnd gone, nnil nil Hint
v. in. mx ns n result of the girls' of-
.no tlie memory of the numerous
sprung on Innocent, victims and
. i.nrcd up for the bnso bnll boys.
1 In- tlnnuelul result, of the enter
whleli is ospooiully gratifying
tin ciiis mny well be proud of
1 nicrtninmciiL
I 1 ,i evening1 found the University
jiiinnrv well tilled, both on the, mnin
ilniir .md In the gnllery with un until
,.,ir. numbering over 700 people. At
tlir eM end of the nrmory :m olnb
(ivntc singe hud been erected with the
rim tin. footlights nnd nil Hint, per
iling to n firs- class stngo.
Wlicn Hie curtain rose it. wns n pret
ty .i-iiire which met the eyes of the
pmpie assembled about thirty color
(mI iM-iiutios arranged in a crescent
w...img red checkered wnists and
wlnic skirts. In the center of tho
(.uiiip wns the interlocutrix. Miss Ol
i, liiitn. riien followed two hours
tillnl with jokes and interspersed with
n ii t I'oon songs, each one of which
.iv , 1 1 cored. No one. wns spared from
i iu- nles of the fair minstrels nnd
Hi. s,nt their humorous shafts right
ninl I. ft among the. malo contingent
in the audience. They seemed to
1,1 Ki- especial delight in roasting the mid Hied did it in a highly an-n-t'u'
manner. A few of the jokes
were kmi deep for the audience to ap
ple, ialc. but with few exceptions, ov-
i ' k .g whieh was sprung evoke!
iiiiuli laughter and applause.
Win- the overture Miss Beauty
V.l.ii I . otherwise known ns Miss Chnr
li.ii. i lurk, successfully portrayed a
pi mimic African in her song, "I Want
n Ui ..I Coon." Miss Grace Reynolds,
in iiu- rule of the celebrated primn
.! Miss Yellow Teach Yaw, ren
du..! "Muli Honey Lu," in true dark
e .vie. MIhs Cinderella White, made
a t-t. .it hit by her rendition of "No
In.. ii- Mlowed." Miss Cindrolln was
v li'cd by some as Miss Nelia
( nnd in order to acknowledge
in i iicquaintnnecs they scut her a
slimur of garden fruit" nnd Vegeta
'.i -- Annie Stewart ns Puttie Brown
rin.ii red "Happy Birds" in n manner brought u hearty recnll. Miss
I. - u- Lansing was unable to hide her
ill .inly under burnt cork and the
ii.M i. of Miss Ambolinn Snow. Her
M. mine's Little rumpkin Colored
" ' . possessed much merit as
v. I n.s being exceedingly funny. Miss
I., i. Turner, bearing the celebrated
n. 1 1 i. of Lillian Musscl.sang "Constan-
Hul was obliged to respond to an
with Kentucky Babe," Miss
i rendered "My (hil's U Red Hcnd
"ii," which fairly brought, down
lioiihc. The dusky Paulina was
liMniuiHhcd from the rest of her
Iiiik. . sisters by her frizzled hair,
In. ii ".ncolor resembled a brick yard
I ill .VM1 II.
I'lirt first closed with a tropical song
1 Misses lUnek anil White, iii which
'lie piofessors were unmercifully
The second part of the program was
opmed by a lullaby, "Little. Cotton
l)i.ll." bv 1 h Misses Eosinu Yolk,
eiuih Urecn, J)inah Snowball, Lucy
liiiUn and Stella Fox. Each carried
n nig baby which was carefully rock4
il lo sleep. The dusky belles who took
lait in this number were ascertain
'd to be Misses Hall, Pcntzer, Miner
nnd 'Wheeler.
Miss llnrris in tho fancy dance, Wns
Hie cry embodiment of gracefulness
"nil called forth an enthusiastic en
core. The banjo qunrtet, consisting of Urn
1'e.ich, Toiwcy .lackson, Cleo Merode,
"iicl May I'no rendered very spirited
vicetion nnd were forced to respond
with a second number. These darkey
niah.ens iu every day dress nro rec
ognized us the .Misses Pyrtlo fMinw,
Paddock, and ipowccso.
Miss Trent's "Golden INipples" was
u change from the coon songs which
had been the stylo nil evening. It. is
always a pleasure to hear Miss Treat
nnd so the uudleuee gne her a hearty
recall. $
Then came the cake walk? the in-
tiieaslos of which the girls worked so
hard to master. They did It in style,
howcTcr, and might, easily have been
luken for geiiufne conns,
The following took part iu the cake
Oalsy Bnniicll, Bella Holmes; Miss
11a relay, Kinky; Miss Hunch, Juno
Jones; Miss McMelnimy Mnrela Mal
low; Klnora Holler, Daisy Cutter; Mny
Dorrington.Mnrtha Wnshington; Ji in
Tuttlc, Violet Pnnsy.
The program closed with an Instru
meutul selection which wns played by
the Johnslng sisters' on some wooden
bars and instruments whieli emitted a
wheezy sound im .if suffering from n
severe eold. Tho ..lohnsing sisters
were the Misses Stotseriberg, l)u Tiel
and Field.
The credit for ,thisvhighly success
ful performance is due the manage
ment, coiisistingot Mrs. i II. Clnr,
Miss Charlotte Clark, Mr. IV H. Nel
son and Mr. Ed Wnlt also to Lieuten
ant nnd Miss Stotscnbcrg. The pat
ronesses were as follows:
Mc-sdames George E. MacLcan, C. E.
Bessey, L. A Sherman, C. 11. Blchards,
W. G. L. Tnylor, Willnrd Yates, Jns.
H. MeMurtry, W. 11. Ogden; Biohurd
II. Townley.
Unknown Parlies Put It Under the
Campus Soil
nouldrrWun rrcxentoil to the Uulvorolty
nyC)nftof 'OB-short UlMorv of
Thin Fwnionn Hork
i ii .
C.I i
BMst of Senator Morrill UHVcilod
Last Friday morning tho regular
chapel exercises were superceded by
the ceremony of unvtiling the statue
of Senator Morrill of Vermont. A.
"hymn appropriate toUie occasion was
sung, nfter which the chancellor read
several extract's from the lliblo show
ing the use of stones us monuments.
'I lie Chancellor, after a few appro-
IprlntcToiniiTks unveiled, the statue anil
the students arose nnil sang a nymn,
prayiiig-orconjinued favor on onr
land. Deau Bessey delivered a short.
address on Uic life and work of Sena
tor Morrill and escpecially as it con
cerns the State University system.
Senator Morrill was born on a farm
in Vermont and in a large measure was
dependent on his own resources for an
education. He entered" politics when
the republican party came into exis
tence in 1856. He was affirm supporter
of Lincoln during the. wnr. It was in
IsiV.'.t hat critical period of our, history,
wiieuAho introduced his bill establish
ing Hulustrial schools. His efforts have
given a great impetus to science. He
is now B4 years old, nnd lie senior of
the senate Ixith in age and years of
Miss Barr Wlll.Go to Europe
Miss Harr's friends will be pleased
to learn that she isisoon to take a va
cation. She lins been granted a leave
of nbsenco nnd will sail for Europe
April 2. She will stutiy the system of
gymnasium work in Sweden and uer-
manv. She expects to go lirst to
Stockholm where she will attend the
lloynl Central institute for several
months, then she wil go on to Berlin.
She will be accompanied by Dr. Sca
vcr of Yale, who is at tho head of
physical training in this country and
who is well known in Europe and
America by his scientific investiga
tions and his books on anthropometry.
Tho gymnasium work here will Con
tinue under the direction of the as
sistants. There will be no exhibition
this spring.
Company B Hop TohIk"
Already a large number of Uo stu
dents have expressed their' intention
of nUonding "Co. B" hop which will
Imj given on Friday evening, March 25,
at the Lincoln 251ght infantry hall.
The committee nrooonlident thnt this
will be tho Snot tjucccssful social
function of this college year. It is not
too late to get ticket as there nro
still a few loft to bo sold.
Stand up for company B nnd come
out and help to make the hop an ov-
nrwliftlminir success. , Tho committee,
consisting of First Sergeant Rain,
Sergeants Davidson and Law, and
Corporals llarmun and Smith will bo
pleased to sell you a ticket,
The only pebble rm tho bench tho
immense boulder presented to tho
University by the class of '02 hns dis
appeared and all Hint remains to mark
Its resting place is n. mound of earth.
Last Saturday I'vc-ning or perhnps
Sunday morning, certain parties un
known scaled the fence, nnd escaping
the vigilance of tho night wntehinnn,
worked steadily for some hours until
a good sied hole had been dug by the
side of tho Immense boulder, which,
in spite of the fact that it weighs sev
eral tons wns unceremoniously tum
bled into the excavation. The dirt
was sliovcllcvl back, in again and n
mound was nintlc over the stone which
looked more like a grnc,thnn any
thing else.
Jt wns early Sunday morning when
those in charge of the University
grounds discovered tho new made
grave nnd the disappearance of the.
boulder. Nothing elso wns noticed
upon the mound. Sunday night came,
and the grave diggers, emboldened by
their success of the previous night,
strange to say, again escaped the eter
nal vigilance of the night watch, itnd'
completed their joke, for such it. is
believed, was the intention of the per
petrators' of tho deed.
When Monday morning came, not
only wns there a mound over tho stone
but a marble slab rose majestically
over the mound. Glos,cr investigation
revealed the inscrjpUori oil the slnb
AtEpes-nlpne," ' $!
.It s not certain when this slnb was
ae,t up. It. was not noTiceii ny me
University authorities Sunday morn
ing after the boulder wns buried, and
so it is presumed that the work wns
completed the following evening.
The inscription on Hie mnrnle slab
gives the only known motive for the
deed. Judging from this, it was in
tended ns a joke, or rather a "roast"
on Librarian Epes for the recent ac
tion of the library board in transfer-1
ring the students' property from the
book room to the bnscmont. If it wns
a joke, however, the. humor is rather
too deep for most of the students to
appreciate. Few of them are able to
see any fun in getting up nt an un
cart my Hour, nigging a inrgc jiuic ami
then placing therein a huge two ton
boulder, all in order to get a chance
to make n pun on the name of the
librarian. The girls in the minstrel
show cracked the same joke with
much more effect nnd infinitely less
effort last Friday evening.
All sorts of theories have been ad
vanced to explain the interment of the
boulder. The senior class has been ac
cused of committing .the. net but the
mum bciii indignantly 'deny the accusa
tion. It is in deed hard to figure out
how there could lie any such rivalry
between the classes of 92 and '98. It.
lias been suggested by sonic that if
the rock were dug up, there might
possibly be found some interesting
papers or documents nt the bottom of
iw. l.nle which would throw some
light on tills strange act.
There are mnny of the alumni of the
class of '92 in the University today
who remember when the boulder was
"brought here and placed in the center
of the enmpus where it has stood ever
since. Among these, well known Uni
versity j students are Miss Louiso
Pjonnd, Dr. Avery and T. F. A. Williams-
The boulder was bought by
this class nt no uneonsiderable cost,
every member contributing about $3
towards its purchase. It is an Indian
rocK and still bears Indian marks up
on it. It qrlginally stood at Harting
toniNeb.. and wns widely known in
that vicinity ns the Hartington rock.
In fnct it was through Hie fame of this
rock that the town Of Hartington wns
known beyond its own .few inhabi
tants". After HiiH boulder wis bought it was
drawn by n ,oke of oxen to the rail
road, whole it wns shinned to Lincoln.
Tho purchase of ifio rook wns n big
thing In University circles, nnd wns
tho sensation of the tiny. The even
ing following its lirrlvnl, tho members
of '92 gathered around it. nnd smoked:
tho pipe of pence nnd had n general
good time.
Indoor Pentathlon Tonight
The third niinunl Indoor pontnthlon
tnkes place In the gymnasium this ev
ening nt 8 o'clock. Everything points
to n successful contest nnd several
University records nro sure to be
hopelessly shattered. Mnny records
hnve nlivady been broken In practic
ing in the gym. nnd they will doubt
less he shoved down to the lowest
notch thl evening. Both the. pole
vault nnd the hot. pur. records nro
sura tii ti?r irom this evening's con
test and there is good prospect, of oth
er records being broken. Benedict
hns already in practice gone eight" In
ches over the polo vault, record for
last. year. There is a sort, o'f charm
about, witnessing the breaking of rec
ords and those who attend tho penta
thlon tonight with such anticipation
will not bo disappointed.
In order to nvoid n crowd admission
will be by ticket, and those who desire
to secure good seats for witnessing
tho evening's entertainment, may do
so by exchanging their admission
tickets together with 15 cents at the.
co-op. and receive reserved seat tick
ets. As it is the intention to turn ov
er to the cinder track fund the pro
ceeds of the contest, those who pur
chase reserved scat tickets will have
the pleasure of knowing that their
money is serving double purpose,
building up the cinder track fund as
well as securing an evening's enter
tainment. Following nrc the events:
Shot put To qualify, 18 feet; 100
points, 48 feet
Bunning hopj step and jump To
qunlify, 22 feet; 100 points 42 feet.
10 HAVE fl GIRLS' field day
This Is the ;iRtcRt Surprise Srung by
tho (llrln
Onmo of nnnehftll by the Gtrli Tm Will
Alio b ft Feature of the Pramm
ARi-UlGthnnfttn Set r
University people inny ns well pro
pare themselves for tho gynmnslum
girls are getting ready to spring an
other mine in their midst They nrc
somewhnt cyclonic; in their ways of
doing things nnd nnd it is only fair
that tho public should bo warned If
there is to bo another outbreak. This
time the event is not to bo a basket,
ball game or another jubilee of col
ored belles. Tt is to lo something
although different though no less
nocl. The girls are not to have their
usual spring exhibition on account of
the departure of Miss Barr for Swe
den. Instead they nro discussing
how it will seem to hnve a real live
girls' pentathlon contest, a sort of
girls indoor field day with prizes and
all. The "real thing," you know,
"just ns good ns tho men's.
Tho plnn to have prizes for special
events jmd, then-one for the girl win-
g Himh j points in tho contest,
nnd proving herself the best nil
around athlete. Such a competition
will be. new for the girls of Nebraska
and new for the west Indoor penta
thlons have been customary in many
women's colleges in the east, howev
er, for some years, and that sooner or
later they find their way into girl's
gymnasiums in the west, is inevita
ble. Though the girls' event mny have
its comic opera features, "there is no
doubt but thnt it will prove a good
contest of it kind, for the athletic
J V?vnltsJrj,aiqnnUfy, ,1 fctfWjtworJs.&ineJjjthn gJ5fifjfi.A Uulver-
ches; 100 points, 10 feet
Bunning high jump To qualify 3
feet 0 inches, 100 points, 5 feet, 7
Potntoc race To qualify, 2min. 5
sec; 100 points, 1 min. 40 sec.
The contestants are to be: It. E.
Benedict, W. E. Andrcson, B. M. La
Salle, 1. W. Jewctt, B. L. Waterman,
F. A. Lemnr, B. C. James, J. A. Kell
ogg, L. S. Byan, M. P. Pilslmry, E. M.
Bolinc, O .T. Becdy, W. B. Henrtt The
officials are: Be force, Oliver Cham
bers; judges, Joel Stcbbins, C. M.
Story, nnd W. P. Pcpoon; measurers,
W. F. Krelle, W. B. McGeachim, d
olph Shane; scorers, S. W. Plnkcrton,
B. A. Drain, J. S. ("utter, E. A.
The ushers nominated by the ath
letic clnsscs arc: C. J. Allen, C. L. Al
len, E. A. Johnson, H. B. Sullivan, C.
K. Cooper, J. B. White, C. G. Bochon,
M. D. Elson, W. F. Abbott
First Bail Game Tomorrow
The first bnll game of the season
will be played on the campus tomor
row between the 'Varsity nine nnd a
local team known as the Swifts. As
tills is their first appearance this year,
tho. boys aro anxious to show off well
before their admirern and students are
invited to come out and see what
they can do. An admission fee will'
be charged, but Hint will not keep
away mnny tans wno nnvo inv iio
fever already. As n sample of what
the boys will have to play against,
Wnlt Friel, Catcher for the Swifts, is
a good example. He formery played
on the University team and will play
with the Cedar Bapids team this sea
son. The game will be preceded by tho
military athletic contest between com
panies E and F, which are described
elsewhere- in this issue. With both
company contests and base ball games
the students nrc sure of getting their
money's worth.
Following is the line, up:
U. of N. Swifts.
Moore c 1,riel
Hyde, llnlstend or
Amos nusie p riiumcj
Bhodes lb Caugcr
Beeder 2b Barnes
Cowgill 3b Klutsh
Wells ss Kimmer
Itlica r Cochran
Gordon m lloV,?r!!
...... i r.niott
JII1M ...........
sity of Nebraska will take rank with
that done anywhere along similar
lines, even in institutions having
much better equipment and able to
offer better opportunities. The girls
here seem to set. themselves a high
standard, probably bcausc this is a
co-educationnl institution, while in
purely feminine schools, there is al
wnys a purely feminine standard in
athletics. Those who know say Hint
tho woman's gymnasium here may
bear comparison with similar depart
ments elsewhere nnd come out rosc
eato from the ordeal. Hence, although
the girls have not been preparing es
pecially for individual compcUtions of
Hie kind scheduled for their penta
thlon, they may bo expected to put
up a good quality of athletics when
they appear before the public. No
doubt a similnr contest at Vassar or
Wellesley will be tame in comparison.
Let the news be broken gently. The
girls' indoor base ball teams are to
play n match occupying twenty or
thirty minutes between events. A
contest between these teams is said
to be one of the most remarkable spec
tacles a mortal could witness. The ex
hibition of batting, pitcljlng, sliding
for bases and novel team play that
will accompany this event, will be
such as the veteran walls of Hie ar
mory never shut in heretofore. If the
base ball girls aro to plaj' in public at
last and' to play for "blood," these are
momentous Hdings. One of tho girls
said yesterday, "Goodbye, Kindler,
Wells, nnd the rest may as well steal
away and hide their heads if wo play.
They couldn't learn to catch on and
throw in our style even if the whole
Nationnl league came here to coach
The five evnts in Hie pentaHilon will
be the running broad jump, run
ning high jump, 25 yards dash,
long run nnd hurdle race with
mats. Probably there will be prizes
for each event, but Hie requirement
is that any one entering for one evnt
must enter for all; for this contest is
to be n premium on all around work
rather than specializing.
Only the second year girls are to en
ter in these events; for Hiey require
endurance no less Hian skill, if the
contestant is to enter all of thcin.and
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