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THE 11 ESTER I AN.
The ball is now kicked over our line. U. of N. kicks from
twenty-five ynril line. Hinmain gels the ball and starts for
a long run, but is matly laokled by Girard. Dome now
inns up against our rush line twoconscutivc times, but always
s o, when she rcacl.es it. Donne now fumbles and U. of N.
gets the ball. Mocketl gains two yards. Oliver, twenty
yaids. Girard makes a poor pass and loses five yards.
Mockclt now gains five yaids, and Oliver docs the same.
Signals are misupdcistood and U. of N. loses the ball on four
downs. Doanc is now tired of nmning up against our rush
line, so kicks the brll and U. of N. gels the ball. Hall is
given to Oliver and he makes ten yard's. Once more he
takes the ball, but this time is successfully tackled without
gaining anything. Doanc gets the ball and kicks, but gains
little. Again Doanc kicks and Tioycr catches it and kicks
the ball along on the ground, giving it to Donne. Doanc
seems determined to do nothing but kick the ball and con
sequenlly loses fifteen yards. Again Doanc kicks and loses
fifteen yards, and is forced very near her goal. Ball is now
passed to Hinmain behind the goal for a kick, but our rush
line is upon him and he fumbles and Porterficld pounces
upon the ball naking a touch down. Troyer now punts out
and Skiles makes a fair catch. Troyer fails to kick goal.
Score iS to o. Doane now kicks from her twenty five yard
line and Oliver gets the ball near center of field but makes
no gain in the scrimmage. Doane is now playing on the
defensive and some of our are becoming winded. Mockclt
tries the center but finds it invincible. He now tries the end
pnd makes fifteen yards. Oliver takes the ball and plunges
ahead fifteen yards. Troyer kicks the ball and Doane
returns it with interest. Hall becomes our property in middle
of field. Oliver and Johnston now change places. Johnston
takes the ball but is unable to advance it. Mockclt takes
it and does likewise. Troyer now tries another kick. Doane
fumbles the ball and Skiles drops on the ball gaining fifteen
yards. Johnston now takes the ball but is tackled gaining
nothing. Mockclt makes no gain. Troyer tries it with like
result. Tioyer now makes a poor kick but gains fifteen
yards. Hinmain gets the ball and Doane makes a good kick.
Troyer makes a fair catch and a forty yard run while every
U. of N. sympathizer yells himself hoarse. Mrckett now
fumbles but loses no ground. Troyer makes a low kick and
Mockett falls on the ball twenty yards nearer opponent's
goal. Troyer now fails to gain. Doane is determined to
prevent another touch down as time will soon be called.
Mockett makes no gain. Ball is passed to Troyer for a kick
but Doane gets the ball. Doane now kicks and gains ten
yards. Again Doane kicks and Mockett falls on the ball.
Mockett now gains five yards through the center. Troyer
kicks and U. of N. secures the ball. Oliver now gains ten
yards through the center. Time was called at th.s point with
the ball in Doane's territory. Score 18 to o. Mr. Jones of
tl.c high school was time keeper. After tossing our valian
captain and halfback, Mockett, the crowd dispersed to meet
again at the college building.
Doane took her defeat gracefully and gave us a hearty
reception in the evening, followed by an excellent impromptu
programme. Mr. Chadsey in a few well chosen words made
us welcome, and expressed the wish that we might meet
again when his football team would roll us in the mud and
reverse the score as it then stood. The famous quartette was
on hand and delighted us with some excellent songs. Messrs.
Pound and Mar&lnnd responded for the university in their
usual happy manner, and then Mr. Greene gave us a disser
tation on mud," or "the Doanc college football team"
which was highly appreciated. It may truthfully be said
that Donne was far more successful at cnlcitniuing than she
was at foot ball. This perhaps may be accounted for largely
from the fact that in the former her co eds took a prominent
part. Wo all made many pleasant acquaintances, and it va
with reluctance that we bade our entcitaincrs good night and
retraced our steps to the depot. The train was late, and the
good accommodations promised us by the railroad oflici.ils
failed to materialize. We spent the time in ghost dances'
and story telling as best we could in the depot building until
a freight train hove in sight. Then we started to walk to the
end of the train in search of the caboose. It was a long
train anil we were short of breath. Hence many fell by the
wayside, and the train moved on without them; but for
tunately another train was close behind and Faurot told the
brake man that it was a financial impossibility for him to stay
in Crete all night. So the kind-hearted brakeman succeeded
in stopping the train, and soon all were aboard. Then
began a chapter ol tumult and confusion. Songs and yells
filled the panic stricken passengers with horror and night
mare. The brakesmen abandoned the caboose and look
refuge with the engineer. One old gentleman in the corner
of the car ventured to ask if there had been something gcing
on. "Going on!" shouted a chorus of voices, "18 too
in favor of the university, frigida dies est rum rehiqiumur,
est cum relinquimur, est rum relinqiriviur, frigida dies est cum
reliquimur. I feel like I feel like;" but the old man had
gone outside to reflect upon the time when young America
respected the aged. When we arrived at Lincoln our hearts
were made glad when we saw the band and a large number of
students waiting to welcome us home. For two hours and a
half our loyal friends and fellow students had stood in the
cold expecting our delayed train. Surely when we see our
efforts appreciated like this we feel encouraged. After a
triumphant march up town headed by the band, we reached
Chancellor Besscy's residence and endeavored to wake him
up, but it was late and he had already heard the news and
slept peacefully on. It being about one o'clock we repaired
to our several abodes, there to dream of the Doane co-eds,
mud, and the defeated foot-ball team.
If the annual field day is to be successful this year prep,
arations for the same should begin at once. The inter-collegiate
athletic association, as most ot the students well
know, was organized about one year ago at the time of
the state contest in oratory. The 7th of June last, our first
contest took place. Considering that it was a new departure
and that but little preperation was made, the different coll
eges should be congratulated for the way in which the con
test was conducted. But we saw last year many evils to be
corrected, many improvements to be made. Let us impress
every member of the alhleli: association of the U. of N. lhat
our great weak point came through the lack of preparation.
We received our share of the prizes simply because other col
leges had made as little preperation as we. Let us do ail we
can this year to make the inter-collegiate lielc! day successful.
New officers are to be elected the 13th. of March. The pies
idency this year will go to Doanc in accordance with the ro
tation agreed upon. The U. or N. will be entitled to some
lower and uiore important office, and should see lo it tnat we
are well represented. We are also entitled to one of the
board of managers, a very important position as the success
of the field day depends largely upon this board.
Professor Frothingham, instructor in bacteriology, has
les gned his position in order to accept one in the Harvard
medical school. He won many friends during his short con
nection with the university. To him the foot-ball team owes
much of its success. Asa result of his careful instruction,
no team has ever been able to score a point against our boys.
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