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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, JANUARY 1G, 181)9.
Thick 5 Cents
The Annual Meeting of
Last Week at
J. STERLING HORTON
Hunting. Tlany other interesting Addresses Delivered by Promi
rin .11111 nit I meeting' for ISO!), of the
Sl.iii' Historical Society was held hist
TiumI,i, ii ml Wednesday evenings in
Ilic ili.ipel before appreciative audl
enes. I'hc lliist meeting wn. called
to unliT b President Morton. The
roll v.is dispensed with on motion.
su'i.il interesting papers were read,
tin1 most important being t licit of lion.
,1, sterling Morton of Nebraska City.
Mi Morton related in detail an nc
ctiuir uT his llivt ami hist hiill'alo hunt
in Nebraska. It occurred in the nu
1 urn ii nt lsiil when, in eonirpaay with
Ins h lends Licutciiiunt .lolm Heath
.mil .If li ii Talbot anrl' a ni escort of
ti .' soldiers he left Kearney and
m.iih-iI for the Indian hunting
jfriiuiids in the Kepiililictn alley. At
tli.it inne the Cheyenncs, who were a
IiIoimi thirst tribe, were In arms
nj: niisi the white people ami yettrn-
inr nir uucir scaips wnerever lounu.
lint t'i ,ioil or mitigate danger. Col
em 1 Ucxnwdcr was in charge at Fort
ht.une, detailed Lieutenant llusli
with twelve enlisted men in go as an
i'itut or guard. The course taken was
iic.n.v due south from the present
tile of Kearney iu ItuiTalo county.
"y, tir.st sight of the.se primitive
Ix'Misof the plains I shall uvvcr for
jri'i." .said Mr. Morton. "'I'hey were t,o
distant when we llrst discovered the
lit'iii th.it I could not make out their
individual forms and I at once jumped
ti he conclusion that thvj were only
.in itiiiumeiahle lot of cows sitting
iiiiiiiit upon the knobs and hillocks of
the prairie, Hut iu a few minute.s
whin we came nearer, thc.v in.ilerial
inl and were, sure enough, real bel
lnwng, snorting, wallowing hutVa'locs.
t tu t the appealed to gie no heed
to mil' iiiittit. hut after we saddled ami
:inii nted our hors's and rode into
their midst they begun to scatter and
Hi Int in into small bauds, single tile.
Tin In-ill seperated into long black
svv.ivmg .stiings and each string was
lie mi I the 'test meat among its ntim
Iht riie leading animal was gcneral
k i thrce-j ear-old ciw. Kach of
tin.--.- firings nin in a general south
east litection anil each of t'he hunters
K'li-i i.-d a string ami went for the pre
mium, ni animal with enthusiasm, cal
aiul impulsive foolliardiuess.
"1 umII.v, after swaying hither and
tlni'er with tJie baud r line as it
ssvv.it M op swung, t'he lead animal' was
rtii luil .ii. with much exultation was,
put i i li .it h b. si nervous shot. My
trophs proved to be a buffalo cow of
twn ui three ,vcars of age aniil ofter
sin- h i I dropped to t'he ground a iiiin-hli-i.iit.
about three mouths old began
nuking circles around and around the
'lend mother mini bleating pitifulh, en-"I'-'iii.'
i lit- circle each time until at
lt it went out of sight onto the prai
"' .in I alone, all the other paits of
'ji; In nl havintg scattered beyond tttie
riihi' lilutVs ankl far away
Tli. thrilling experience described
'v i:. Sheldon was wry iirlerewting
and ct a Jijjrji oider.
(' v Ixilingcr of Oinu'ha also read a
iri-t,iiit prepared article upon "Koine
'' ii. .ir Feature of the Nebraska
(iiiiiiition." which wnts well re-
In .ccond ami doing neeting of
'k vilnaka state historical society
iumu Ut-tlaciMlay eeiung was devoted
' rt-iiiinix.,.,,,.,'.,; f,f t. ,..-irly days in
tin- sitiic. The president. Hon. .7.
t-i liutr Morton, annoiiiiced that ex
ii.itor T. W. Tipton, who is nwv ill
J"" ' ' (.' I itv -second year had completed
" HiiiiiiscriptK niid that tliey would
"ii In- published by the society. The
'"si .iper read wan by Clyde 15. Ailch
M'"i of Conm'il Mull's, atid related to
On Mormon SetMenicnt; in the Mis
" "" alley," W. W. (iox of Sewtird
Jfiw- a iii,'i descriition of one of the
"'"""-i i-onvenUon for t.lie noiniiiniion
"nirivsineii, held at Omaliu in
li P.... ....... l;..;.,, ..t 1i. Ilniii
'... MJ till, M NIK '
""' far fivim the pretienit ite of TJn
"hi 'ind wiil im ii li.lurifit. lie en-
';t!..,i ,u. iPIM,Vf ",rv Firft Trip
Fr"" ualt I Win to Oiniiliii." The city
"M.nuoi,, had not then beuir -tlioiiL'lit
''. iiiwl TincaHter county contained
,"11 weut-oiH families 'llolli tlie re.
These Two Societies Held
SPEAKS ON BUFFALO
Iiubliean and doinooratie eouventioals
met in Omaha at t.ho stiine date, anil
.ni exciting tunc eiiKiiud. tiieat anta-gi-nit'iu
existed tit Ulna time liutwoen
me reeidenks n'orth and .south of the
i latte, wnicli iuiK.lv it tlUlleult foi tlio
icpuo.ieaiik, to ayroe oiv a eaiKlidate.
i ne (leiuocraLs had' a leader, Sum
Utiilej, who, .Mr. Cox smld wa& .sull'ie
leut ol a suitcaiunii to leaii.e that Me
liraska I113 on both sides of the l'latte
riser. 'I he lepubiieans wrestled thiee
tl.ivs with the problem, lint needles
10 sa., their eaiulidate was defeated
iu flic election. Mr. Cox wnis a dele
gate to the republican convention, and
nun. ,1. tilcrlnrg Morton wai jncsent
in the deinociatie rank.s.
A number of papers relating to the
early hiNtoiw ol Nebraska were read
by the assistant seeietar, .1. A. IJar-
I rett. .Mrs. t. Irvine of Oregon. Mo
hail sent her earliest recollections, of
.Nebraska. .Mrs. Irvine was a daughter
tif Hon. Henry K. .lohnson of Council
IV'.iilVs, and recalled the 11 ret Fourth
ot .liil, ceivhration iu Omaha, which
w-.is held iu 1 b 5 1 , on which occa.sioa
her father gae the addre.s.
Ot'her papers iu charge of the secre
tary weie the "Chilcott Dairy" and
"(J 'lliwre Heininisceuce.s." .Mr. Gil
more came to Nchru-skm a.s a black
sin it'll to the Otoe Indians aukl settled
with his family at Kellevue iu lh:i:t.
The treasurer's reort. a read and
tthe olViceiv, ic-elected by unaniinous
ot', as follow: President, J Sterling
Morton. Nebraska City; first vice pres
ident. Uobert V. Furnas, HrovuiIIe;
second vice president. (1. M. katnbert
son; treasurer, C. 11. (!ere; jjei-retury,
II. W. Caldwell.
The annual meeting of the Xebrask i
State llortleiiltunil association con
vened last week.
The members brought with them do
ling the morning specimen of llo-v-er.s,
plants, ami fruit.. Spicy red and
golden apples were piletl among rose.
carnations ami palms. The meetings
opened Tuesday afternoon with Presi
dent 0. A. Marshall of Arlington iu
The llrst paper was given by L. I.
Chapin on "N'ebra.skn Floriculture ar
the Trans-Mississippi Imposition," and
was a complete report of the success
fill methods employed iu the beauli
fving of the giouuds at Omaha last
Several papers were omitted 011 ac
count of the non-arrival of the writ
ers, and Louis Henderson of Oman .
net delivcied an original poem on
"Flowers." The verses embodied t'l.
idea of the universally understood lan
guage of flowers, whose "each petal is
la couplet, each leaf a test."
I William Kllsvvorth gave classified
.lis'ts of "Plants of F.as.v Cultinc,' with
descriptions of their proper ticatincnt
I and use. Peonies, Perennial phlose-..
I paiihics, petunias and geraniums were
.among those advised for various pur.
1 Several others oaiiers, all of whicM
were cMreinely iiitcrsting, were read.
The meeting cloned to meet Wednes
The morning session opened with
a paper by .1. II. Iladkinsoii of Omaha
011 "Landscape (middling as Developed
at the Trans-Mississippi Imposition."
.1. P. Dunlap spoke of the "ProjKiga
tion of the Apple Tree," and described
the three methods, grafting, piece
root and double rooting. Planting
the Apple Orchard." by the president
of the society, (. A. Marshall, con
tained the results of his investigation
concerning the methods emplo.vcd 111
The scretary's ami treasurer's i
port were icad ami accepted. The c.
peuditiires of the society last ycf.r
were $1.0S. The SI. 01)0 porvided by
the stale Is required to be paid out 111
j premium, leaving tne asbociation
nothing for running e.vpemfOM. The ko
ciiiv lias iisiiall.v iccclvetl a coiibhler
ablc sum for lioldinir Hu- exhibitions
in 1011 jiinct ion with the state fair, but
! last year there vvaK no fair In order
to meet the expenses of secretary
Hemllng 0111 leports, etc., for the eoni
lllir year, IIOII of nreinluni ,.,,,,.,,. ..
ilonaled by (he ineiiibiii-H. Vn .il.,...
western state gives so small an appro
prlatlon to its horticultural society a
Nebraska, and few others societies un
do so good work. At Omaha the high
est medals for fruit were awanied to
Nebraska growers. Five thousand ic
ports or the vuirk are circulated each
.war, and apnlieatious for them have
been iccehcd fiom all parts of this
country and even from France. The
members of the society feel tuat tnui'li
more could be aueompllshcd it the
necessary funds were ifuarautced.
Iowa sets apart $:.s(io for the purpose
and llllnios I,(iiki. Aside from the
premiums, about $,;i(m ate required
for running expenses of the N'elirask.t
The olllccrs were elected as follows:
President, (I. A. Mat shall, Arlington;
llrst vice president, .I. II. Ilndkiusuu
Omaha; second vice president, W. ,
I lesser. Plattsiuouth; secretim, C. .!.
Ilarnard. Table Kock: tieasurer. Peter
Youngers, jr.. (lencva; directors, K. V.
Stephens, Crete; l.ouis Henderson
Omaha; .lames P. Dunlop, Ihvlght.
The president's address uloseu tic
In the afternoon the following pro
grain was carried out: ."Care ami Cul
tuie ol Orchards," K. F. Stephens
"Ph.vsiolog.v of the Apple Tree. Pro
fessor C. K. Itessey; "New Variety or
pple," A. .I. Ilrown; "(iatherlng'auu
Marketing Apples." (i. S. ( hrist :
"Keeping Qualities o( Apples," Peter
oiingcrs, jr.; "lusect Kneniics of the
Apple," Pioffsxor L. P.ruuer.
Thursda.v niornlug the meeting was
eontiiiued. Professor Kmcrson was
not able to bo present. With that ex
ception the program was carried out,
which was a.s follows:
"TaTk on (i rapes," Uobei't V. Furnas:
"The Peach Orchard," .I. M. Kiissell;
"rninteresting Small Fruit." .I. M.
SteveiiMin; "The Cheny Orchard." W.
F. .lenkins: "Show Fruit," C. II. Ilarn
ard. After the pmgruin there was a short
discussion encouraging the young ex
hibitors. Lincoln, Wymote, Xorth llend ami
lohnson gave invituUS.i to the soci
ety for their summer meeting. It was
left to the board of directors..
A resolution was passed asking tin
legislatuie to give the apportionment
asked for. b.v the regent, for the Cui
vcrsit.v. Also another it-solution ask
ing the legislatuie to give SI, .'Oil pv
,vear to sustain IIfirtlfiiltur.il Society
djotirned till tlate decided by boa.-l
lor summer meeting.
TIIF ...vlT OF TIIK LAIMICT.
It is an open scciet among univer
sity student that the much talked of
"Larict." which was 10 have been on
the market b,v next Saturday as the
only fiimn.v ami gieat college paper of
Nebraska, is a total wreck stranded
on the galle,vis of some dusty print
shop. 'Phe paper wa.s to have Come
out before ''hristuia.s but in stei-i-'Mg
clear of the liuaiiCial dhoals it was de.
layed until after. The tinre has nearly
come for its nppcanmcc but it is given
out t'oU that tin1 paper will not
bicathe the breath of life. Many of
flu1 uiciversit.v student, are somewhat
intliguuut as thev hav worktsl hard
to get up the matter for the thing and
the artstiidcnt.1iuvf done all the illus
trating for it. gratis. Theic are many
icgicts fiver tin1 resuM as then1 svcnis
to be a Held for tin1 work of the paper.
. .vet. however, theic seems to be no
one who will step out and take up tlie
vvvirk when1 it has fallen. Post
PKILSh.Xd KIFI' DHILL.
Tin1 Pershing Uillcs, the c'nick eoun
iauy choscin fioin the battalion of the
university cadet., gave it Jlrst open
drill of the scar-on 111 the armory iant
Thuidn.v evening. A large crowd
gicetcd them, t'he gallery being tilled
completely. The drills weiv cleverly
executed, altihough iu many reaped
they did not reach the slandard which
has been set in previous jcars. The
marchings were good, but the execu
tion of the muiMinl was not perfect,
although good. The audience was
composed chiefl.v of I'lilversity people
and war. of an attentive nature. Applaud-
was given liberally at the con-cl'iih-ion
of each difficult move. A't tlie
close a spirited drill down was en
gaged in, which was won by Joel Steb.
bins. The officers of the company
art1: Charles Weeks, captain; Ta Hue
ISrown, llir.st lieutenant; Orlo Brown,
The MIhm's Olisc and Laura Stralton
left for Moreuce, Illinois, last Sundav
to attcutl flic wednliiHg of a relative, at
which ceremony they acted us brides
maid. 'Phey Will spcjid a few days
viKitling with friends and relatives in
1111VI about Chicago, returning home
some time thin week.
FOOT BALL MANAGER'S REPORT
An Account of the Season's Expenditures, Together
with Amount Taken in.
CASPER WHITNEY ON
He Places Nebraska at the Head
Following is the report us proauut
efl by Manager P.laehof and endorsed
by Mux Wcstcriunn, treasurer:
Season tickets $11)0. US
llastln'gs (net receipts,)
.viiii1. (.net receipts)
Win. .Icwell (net receipts) .
Kansas City Medics (net
Iowa (net receipts.)
A Milet ie unsocial ion
'larkio game (loss)
Drake game (loss)
Hqtiipmcut and supplies
foot ball team ........
tif grounds, etinvac ...,":..
1 57. 4 4
lCxpcii'se of coach, "railroal
faie. board, etc
Services of coach
r'vpeivscs )aid in
Due to coach for services
Amount on lunidi
,. 15. .10
WKSTKk'N FOOT MALL DISCl'SSKD
P.V CASPICU WIIITNFV IN IIAIS
That tht1 Missouri valle,v colleges n r.
no part of the general movement mak
ing for the elevation of at lie lit if ideals
anil 11 more exact conception of the
ethics of amateur sport is explained
in two wordsr faculty indilVeience.
It is eel tain that there art1 110 pro
tests, which fact, together with the
equally certain infliction of rules, sug
gests either a lack of vigilance 011 the
pait of the faculties or oll'cnec shared
b.v tin1 colleges ill common. Otlcnce
there is. most assuredly, although the
transgressions are not so potent that
"he who runs may read." Profession
alism is not an agitated subject, to any
extent, iu this valley. Faculties shy
at it; 110 one grapples with it. Hut
long familiarity with the field, fre
quent visits, ami careful study of its
players, convince me of the ' tainte.i
condition of tin1 college sport a.tmos
phcic in this section.
Tht1 statt1 faculties have the actual
ami absolute power of controlling
sport in their respective universities.
At Kansas the Faculty advisory
committee dictates to the athletic 11s.
.....:...: r .1... . ... ....1.... 1 i
1 r.tt 1,1 1 niiis in uir niiiiii his iiiii.i.t. liii-
Mh1 Is ever licsud of faculty inlcrfcr
, ence at Missouri. Hut in these I'ni
1 versifies, aiwl iu fact, iu tht1 Missouri
jvallc.v foot ball, the real agent for
good or lor 111- ine aiuieiic roo-nnn -is
tin1 hiied coach. lit Is expected to
vvork up interest, to get players out
,vou might sa.v, almost to furnisii
plavcrs direct the policy of the team,
men the business management, and
decide, pnictically, who shall play.
With the power not the power, per
haps, but the most active inlcrcst--thus
centralized, it is easv to see how
ethics art1 violated, especially in cases
such as tiia4 of tht1 Kansas l'nivcrsit,v
coach last ,vcar. whose remuneration
was dependent, to an extent, upon the
amount of the season's gate, and tlieie
forc upon his team's success.
This sounds straugs to sprotsmeu's
cars, but soothing as compared with
the statement going the louuds of the
Misoiiri valley press ami not yet con
tradicted that the manager of Mis
souri, a student, for his second ,v cat
received $!!()(). exclusive of expenses,
for his services. The football manag
ership is an honorable place for which
Iv'ansans strove, but the game excited
less imtcrcFt at Missouri, which by th
way. is not looked upon as an equal
to Kansas University iu any respect,
the latter having much the better
The faculties settle disputes, but if
there Is no dispute, or rumored Irregu
l.uitv. because of student connivance
"i- ficultv complaisance, there nitui
illv is no f .u 11 It liitc'-vcntinii Take
the ca-i-, for instance, of llatnill, 1
fair ami killlul player, who was only
WESTERN FOOT BALL
of the Missouri Valley Teams
nonllnnlly a student. Ho has played
In the Kansas 'varsity teams in "J2,''!):),
".)., 'till and 't)7; yet the president's
agieement, iu knee elsewhere In the
1-1.00 .Middle West, obtains also In the Stan
01. -If) iniversitics. It contains. 1 beiicve. the
four year rule No other college ob-
lectcd to Ilatni I. and In this He-nt it
must indeed have been a fearless ex-
pouent of honest snort at Kansas. 10
have pioteslcd her favorite nlaver m
his announced last season.' when
not even a murmur of disapproval was
henrd coming from tin- other uiuvci
sities. Another non-stiulent was Tipton
wlio left the college as soon as be
failed to make the team it was bra-
'cnlv announced he did so for "tlnan-
euil icasoiis." P.ut people evidently
we re not expected to connect his eo-
ing with his failure to make the team.
neeaie his departure was published
"s i' loss to Kansas -of a much needed
substitute. Tipton, a native of Kan-
-'ty, is a big w ell-formed rellow
or aitl pounds, with a little experience,
and is just the physical specimen to
nttiaut the e.ve of the toot ball re
cruiter. He entered Kansas this au
tumn, played for the first day on the
"''sity, anil, like Ilaniill, "took" mu-
- - r ;ui!uia, oe cirmc cont eqnak,
i iii-niiiL-tic aiio iiiircsiraining.
Surely if was an unkind tate that
deprived the artistic world of an as
pirant so promisising, and a iclentless
o'nc that drove him into the throes or
llnaneial embarrassment simultaneous
l.v with his failure to secure tackle po
silion on the Kansas eleven. he
pm.Mil as Hamills substitute ae-ainst
Nelmisha- the liist game to reveal his
rejection for the 'varsity left Law
rence that night, and never returned
U) tliversioiKs ut (Kanisas Univeislty
One would have scarcely expected
a nature so sensitive in a frame so
Nebraska is stanch in its opposition
to professionalism. And that it prac
tices what it preaches was proven by
the faculty taking some ot its best
men out of the game for not living tip
to the prescribed scholarship standard.
Cow gill, the veteran quarter, was tak
en oil' early iu the season, and several
weeks later the faculty also barred El
liott, his clever successor, who played
in the Kansas-Nebraska game, so that
Nebraska had to rely on Drain, a very
mediocre quarter, tlie rest of the sea
son. From this evidence, and other
information iu my possession, 1 be
lieve no one played iu Nebraska iu '98
ugaiiist whom object Ion, could be
raised tin ethical grounds. This was
especiall.v commendable, since none of
t'lic.c men was protested by other col
leges. TIIKTA INITIATION.
The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity
received Miss .lean (letner and Mls's
Anna Kdgrcn into full inembershi,
Saturday evening. The initiation eer.
inony was held at the home of Miss
Frances Cunningham and was follow
ed by a banquet at the home ot Mis,
Winnlfred Hill. The Tildas were del
uged with gifts of lovely flowers from
the men's fraternities. The banquet
table at which twenty young Indies
were seated was beautifully adorned
with palms and (lowers. Miss Kdilk
Swart presided as toast mistress and
the following toast, were responded
to: "Welcome." Miss Kdith Douglas;
"Ik'sponsc" Miss dean (letner; "Our
Christmas Tree," Miss Ruth Wilson;
"The Wa. the Thelas Dance," Miss
Frances Ciiiiiiliigham: "At a Pre
mium." Mis, Jessica Morgan: "Below
Par," Miss Kdith Svvartz; "The First
State," Miss Mlla Wirt; "The Second
State." Miss Kmlly Weeks; "The
Third State," Mrs. Ausley. Covers
wcie laid for the following: Mrs. Aus
ley. Misses Fiances Cunningham, Miss
Kdith Swart, draco Mc.Millen, Nell
llandall, .lesslea Morgan, Kiln Wirt.
Wiiiiiifrled Hill, Itutli Wilson. Kilt
lliirpur, .lane M-efiirlaiid. .It-ssi,. Ma. -fit
rln lid, Demi Looinis. F.milv Weeks.
Selma Wiggenhorn. Leo 1 N.incll
11ne Parr. Nana Kdtrrru, Jem Out
lier, Klleu Douglas.
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