The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, September 30, 1898, Image 1

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Voi-. VII.
Pkiok 5 Cents.
Three Young Hen Lay Down Their Lives As a
Sacrifice For Their Country and
Supt. Skinner, so Well Known in
State, Aiso a Victim
Death has once more entered the
tanks in the University of Nebraska,
and in tihe last few days has taken
..ay four former students. Wells II.
Skiitner, 'ihoiuas 1). Liinn, August
Foss nnl Kay W. Johnson. Never be
fore in the history of the institution
have so many died at practically t:he
same time. The University will miss
them and will mourn with the af
flicted relatives. WeHs Hawkes Skin
ner was Iwrn in Virginia in 1S,"i5. lie
sttulii"! two vtnrs ?.t Ilethuny college,
West ir-iuia. and in 1SSC came to
David fity, this state, when he took
chargi f the schools for four years.
At the end of tQitit time he went to
Crete. From here lie used to eome
down tothe University for a daj", once
a week, and do work here in eheinis-
Whl.LS II. JsKlN.NbK.
try, jcix .!(,, k)1' ami Iwtany. In
this w.i. he did whut amounted to a
year's residence htudy and took his
The results of thb work he imme
diately pot into practice in tfhc grades.
He ew-n taught pupils in tlie second
Grade to use the microscope.
!! i Ian took up the study of liter
ature. Naming the inotlhods used here
and pu'iing them into life in the
who.., (roiu the first grade up. He
I ooiiivv study and the new
nietli. , ,,f iiiiini,,.,. M-ork and applied
Hi- i.i... up his summers to rlie iu
". jmrly because of enthusiasm,
IMm tMauhe of his Xubrasku educa
'' ' I partly from nveejsdty, as he
"I'Jx'M.-.l i,U father mid mother, now
'Mi in Nebraska, for some time, and
kpt a brother, a graduate of this
r-bi.t-, in Germany for two years.
He .,.
a inokt capable, inn n in ndupt-
liigm-r education to lower iniinls,
f"(1 th,,f iruteiiHifying the work of
towtr gradt-H, teaching his own teach-
n awl haiing intimate aqcualntniiCe
i eery form and exercise having
10 " Willi any erewlv
,1! wa a man moic helpful to the
Profession, givirrg time freely to nil
wf" une to him for personal assist
ance. ' had 1)een ailing all summer, go-
'g1 to bed at some Institutes after his
morning, exercise. He as tukun ill
n Mh way t0 SchiiyJer, ui wh sick
? Wt'ek in ttio house of Superin-
" nt 'enrws in Omaha, and died
l"c 22d of September of typhoid
Ter He was buried at Crete with
the University and Throughout the
of the Dread Typhoid.
Masonie ceremonies, on the following
In chapel on Thursday Prof. Sher
man made a short talk, tlhe substance
of which has been given nlxvc; and
State Superintendent Jnckson said a
few words. The following resolutions
were adopted:
Kesolvcd, That in the death of
llawkes Skinner A. 11. in 1S90, A. M. in
1S9S from this University, the insti
tution mourns the loss of one of the
most beloved of it nlumnl; Hint the
school men of the state will mips on
of their most generous and able lead
ers; that the world of educational
literature already enriched by Mr.
Skinner's contributions, will never
know what further treasurers it
would has iossesscd from his pen;
that the youth of tlie state lost one of
their most beloved and inspiring'
Kesolvcd, That Ave extend to his be-
rftnvswl fnmili' nut In... ..ITnl I ....-...ill'. ..
T, , , . ' , "".think, has reason to be proud of the
hesolved, That we comment! "to all i ,.,... . ,
t?ood citizin-s pf Nebraska, his exam
ple of unselfishness, in which like thht
of the Master of men. 'lie saved oth
ers, himself he could not save."
Thomas D. Lurni, '9S, died at the
home of his sister in this city on la .t
Sunday at 2 p. m. of typhoid fever,
contracted n't Chickamtmga.
He was born in Lenox, Taylor coun
ty, Iowa, September 2, 1S75. He at
tended the University seven years,
graduating in the classics last year.
He intended to make the ministry his
profession, and has always been prom
inent in religious circles in the Univer
sity, lie was a member of 'the Union
society and one of the Tan . el'tn
OmicToii society. Many were the
friends he made while in school, who
will miss him sorely, lie enlisted In
company K, of the Second regiment
and was very popular among the boys I
:it Cliickaiiinu"a
When he left camp he was not well,
but when he arrived here on his fur
lough he went dicet to work ami the
following Sunday preached at Staple
hurst, and kept up until about ten
days ago, when he took to his bed.
He grew rapidly worse ami dued Sun
day in the presence of his relatives.
The funeral services were held In
the First I'resbyterinn church on
ticsday. Co. K, Second regiment, act
ed as escort to the body from the
house to the church. Dr. liindinan
gave the funeral sermon, after Chan
cellor MncLcau had eloquently . nd
feelingly said a few words. The
oh u rob was tilled and many friendB
followed the remains to the cemetery
and heard the bugle sound "tups" as
the coffin was lowered. The lloral
'f ''JBiiW-w
emblein.H were many and were beauti
ful. Stnpk'hurst church sent an offer
ing, the Gates Ajar, and the boys of
the Tan Delta Omnloronfrn'terniity bad
an emblem in the shape of their badge.
August Fos died of typhoid fever at
Camp Meade, l'a.. last week, lie came
to the University of Nebraska, from
Minnesota, where he had graduated
in 1S07. lie was u scholar in physics
here in 'OV.i.s, and a member of the
honorary fraternity Sigma XI. He will
be remembered as a good athlete and
geniel fellow, being well liked by all
who came in contact with him.
Koy YV. .Johnson, who died recently
of typhoid fever, attended school here
in 'Oo-'iin. Ho eiime from Crete and
when the call came lie enlisted in the
engineering corps and in the company
which formed at Omaha, lie died In
Camp .Meade, l'a. lie was well liked
when he was here, and was becoming
prominent in, many circles as an ath
lete, in the iwttalion, and elsewhere,
lie was here only a year, but in that
time he made ninny friends who
mourn for him.
Tin-: iiaokxow haxd concert.
The Ixind concert given at the Oli
ver theatre on the evenii.g of the 23rd
of September was a notable success,
livery seat and evrry foot of nvnHabl
standing room was occupied by a cul
tured audience, whose behavior was
in every respect admirable. A greatei
compliment could scarcely have been
paid director Hagenow and his musi
cians than the perfect quietude and
wrapjK'd attention accorded them
throughout the entire evening.
Although but two months have pass
ed since the organization of the band
a number of praiseworthy features
might be mentioned. jjfThe leader, we
. t..vuviii mij ill im'ii 11 iuuu., uiic
spirit and dash of its playing, its fine
attack, and alxive all the smootlhincss
wth which the music was executed.
Especially was this notable in their
rendition of Meyerbeer's Ilugcitots, the
remarkable finish of which was a sur
prise een to his wannest admirers,
admire rs.
Those who take a real interest in
this new organization hope that in
time both the cornet and the cjarinet
sections may lie strengthened. Fur
thermore, collective music can be good
only when the individual players are
proficient. To become o requires
study and experience.
'Hie double string basses, while not
unknown to military kinds, was some
thing of an innovation for the west.
The elTcct, however, was very satin-
v indoor band concert to score
such a success speaks well for:all con
eerued. Indeed it is quite within
bounds to say that no suchrplayiug
by a Lincoln band was ever liefore
To the editor of the Nebraska n: It
I was formly the custom for the several
I University periodicals to contain a
j column devoted to news conscrning the
I Alumni. 1 presume that all the Un
j iwivitj paper- still endeavor tk do
this. J In t I have noticed that the scope
of such news is nlwiiyj? vary limited,
' niid I hate irti doubt Mint oeciidontnl
I items in addiltion to thowe "rustileu
! bv vour subordinates are not tinwcl-
j -
come. l'oi tliis ivuiuui, I Hike the llb-
erly of (tilling your atitcatiion' to the
recent uoiuiiuiit'ion of LnoIn FrosJt,
'80, for th" office of Judge of the dis
tinct count of 1ancunter Cfjiinty, Mr.
Fivt ife one of the Alumni of vtlhtom
we 'htive ixnou to lc proud, oh he hnls
distinguished himself as n scholar, n
Itiwyer, anid a politician, and hsis tui
wii',is conducted hdjivsclf alt the -Ikit
aaiul in jiolitics as a. scholar and
one one of the sons of our Al
ma Mater should. Withal, ho Uas
ever Ikmmi c.nithusJns'tie in tiill UnSvcir
sit.y affaiius since lis gnaduatlion and
has been one of the men always called
UKii in an emergency. On thSw ac
count. I think that the honor that has
deservedly come to him demands more
tliron pnsHiii-g monifilon hi your obl
innnn. HOSCOB POdN'D.
A Brief Sketch of the Men Who Are Aspirants
For Honors on the 'Varsity
What You May Expect of the Team To-morrow, And Throughout
The Entire Season.
In the past two weeks 'Varsity foot
ball has transferred itself from the
minds of enthusiasts to the gridiron
west of the main building. The few
meagre ideas of the new men held
by coach, manager and captain have
developed until now the men have reg
ular line tips each evening. This kind
of work began Monday evening and
was hailed with delight by the men,
nil of whom were tired of "fnlling on
the Kail," "practice catching," etc. All
l he new men were ambitious to show
their metal, so that now the scrub is
working even harder than the old men.
Among the students excitement is be
ginning to run very high. Each suc
ceeding evening the crowd around the
players grows noticeably larger. This
shows the right spirit in the school,
and if pocket books open up as fast
to buy tickets' as lungs do to howl en
couragement, a large Crowd cam be ex
peeled out to see Saturday's game.
At. the time of going to press defin
ite facts about the team and aspirant
are still somewhat LanLto, obtain, but.
tlie following conclusions in regard
to the individual players have been
.summed up:
Captain Melfoiil is back in his old
position and in better form than ever
before, lie weighs about 170, is strong
and feeling remarkably well. Ho has
great confidence in loth new and old
men and seems to be certain that Nc
braslni is sure of the jennnnt this
vear. This is the last year that he can
play footlKill, as his four-year limit ex
pires with this season. Before coming
lo the 'Varsity he distinguished hiin
M'lf on the Lincoln High School team.
Phis afforded him a great deal of ex
perience and makes him one of the
lxst captains we ever had.
Hansen is back again keeping him
eomjaiiy at lrft guard. He weighs
about. 20.1 and, as for activity, he gets
around like a kitten. Tlie old slow
ness so noticeable two years ago is all
gone mid he plays with a surity and
confidence only fountt in old players.
He shows up much lx'tter than at this
time last year.
Turner, at the other guard, is as
strong as usual. He gets away quick
ly and is very strong aggressively.
With a line centered up with these
three, the oldest and strongest men
in tlie west, then can be no doubt,
as to the final result. Tanner weighs
J10 and for so large a man gets around
with wonderful agility. He has-been
having a little trouble with his knee
which was injured n '07, but this will
not lKither him this season.
On account qf the absence of both
I'enrcc and llnyward, there is a va
cancy at both Hie two tackles to be
filled. Kingsbury, of lost year's Wcs
leynn team, entered the University
wuiie time ago and appeared in uni
form on the football field Monday
eieiiing. He played tackle for Wcs
leyau last year and was one of the lest
men on ttticir team. There is not much
doubt that he will get in first class
form and make the team, as he is
willing, good natural and a clean
worker. The other candidates for
tackle are Hummel and PillKbury.
Everything considered, their clmneen
are about equal, Itoth are products of
last year's scrub. IMllsbury has a
slight advantage in weight and is
somewhat quicker n his movements.
He is a member of the junior class and
his home is in Lincoln. He now
weighs about ISO and is in the pink
of condition. Hummel weighs 172 and
is of a more soli-d build than PUlsbury.
He is .showing up better than ever be
fore and will make a hard fight to get
his place. There is also n strong tight
for end. Stringer of last year's team,
Is back and is sure of his old territory.
He will have to do considerable train,
ing to get rid of surplus flesh and gain
hi- niHluianeu.. For the other end,
Hartt seems to be slightly in the lead.
He is a product of the York High
school and a member of tac iopho
more class. He is built fora tr
end according to the cjtIiIhS'U
succeeds in finding (his nerve '
make a valuable man. This is &
year's experience in his present pos
j tion as he played elsewhere lion the
High school team.
obter, of last year's Lincoln
High school team, will also be given
a chance to show what he can do. He
' is not so tall oc,. favorably builkas. .
"artt, being more heavy set and not
so fast on Ids feet. He may be tried
at full back on account ofhis bucking
abilities, which appear to be remark
able. It is probable that Liebman will
also be put at end in Saturday's game
for part of the time. However, on ac
count of a lame knee which he re
ceived two years ago, his staying
qualities are indefinite.
There are not so many favorable
men trying for back positions as last
year. Oarrctt, of the '00 team, and Wil
liams and llenedict of tlie '97 team,
are here in active training, and all are
sure of positions. Garrett is trying
his old plaee at full and s doing good
work. He is slightly light, weighing
only 155, but makes up for this by his
great speed. He hails from Pawnee
City, where he played with the High
school team.
At left back Williams is alsw very
fast. His strong point is on bucks
out-side of the interference. He
played one year here and also on the
Ashland team.
ltenediet at tlie other half has had
two year's experience. He can be
mentioned especially for his ability in
following 'interference or tackle. lie
sides this line his surcness as a place
kicker gives him a foremost place on
the team.
Schwartz has not yet come out on
account of his lame knee received last
From all appearances Cowgill will be
at his lod plrtce. His work last year was
very erratic. Ho kicks better than
any other man on the team, but loses
Ills nerve at critical moments. Ho has
an advai, knge of weignt and a year's
'Varsity experience over tlio other
two candidates, Drain and Tukey.
Drain is another product of last year's
scrub and Is one of the most promis
ing men in footbnll circles. At kick
ing, ho is some distance behind Cow
gill and .will have to do some hard
work to bring himself up in this line.
Tukey Is playing somewhat foster
than last year. He tips the beams at
Hf and comes from ihe Omaha High
school, where he made a good record.
It is hard to say much aljout tlie
other men nR they are very numerous
and have not been practicing a great
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