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Cotncr University seems to be afflicted with two first base
ball nines. Firstfninc No. 2, defeated first nins'No. i,
and now claims to first nine de facto, and dubs the other
nine de functo. Consequently there was no game between
Cotncr and U. ofN. on "Field Day. Why not put up our
fresumtonnc against their de functo nine?
Low rates on the railroad may be secured for Field Day at
Crete if a sufficient number of tickets can be sold. The
proper "enthusiasm cannot be kept up unlcs a hundred stu
dents from this institution go down to Crete with the "yell."
,Ve arc going to win and we must have a good strong yell
for every' victor.
A challenge from Hastings college to a game of foot-ball
came to our club a few days ago. The challenge was accepted
on conditions, one of which was, that expenses incurred be
defrayed by the Hastings club. Hastings generously declined
for the present. But look out for next fall.
A meeting of the executive committee of the inter
'collegiate athletic association is called at Crete, May i6, to
make final arrangements for the great Field Day.
Tennis continues to be the favorite game on the campus.
The court is in use from morn till night.
1'lto V. M. V. A.'.Oonvontlon at Kansas City.
A. young man attending a Y. M. C. A. convention for the
first time, especially if it be an inter-state convention is
struck with three things: first, the physical, mental and
moral young'manhuod he sees. In no other kind of a con
vention has ever been gathered so many young men of so
sturdy physique, of so great mental strength, of so grand
moral power. Although there were absent Mr. Slag, the
great PrinrctonJase ball pitcher, who, when he graduated,
was offered $5,000 a season to pitch but chose to continue
college Y. M. C. A. work as a secretary of the international
committee, and Mr. Wilder, another leading college young
man; and Mr. Spccr one of the brightest and youngest pro
fessors in Yale; although these leaders in the work for col
lege young men were nbsent the convention was made
memorable by the presence of such men as Fisher, of Kan
sas, Nash of Nebraska, Lyons, of Iowa, who in the minds of
the students of Nebraska, at least, should have had first hon
ors at the inter state oratorical contest last year; Heaver, of
Pennsylvania, son of ex-Governor Heaver; Cossum, traveling
secretary of the volunteer movement; Spencer, of Yale; Mr;
White and Mr. Obcr, of the international committee; Boyd,
of Kansas City; and besides many others, John R. Mott, of
New York. These young men, already ol wide reputation,
weie the leaders in the convention jusi closed of nearly 600
delegates from nearly every state, territory and province of
The second impressive fact is the immensity of the work.
"New York, the first Irish city and the second German city in
the world, Chicago, Philadelphia, and all the large cities arc
crowded full of young men, each one working for his own
interest, if not often for his own ruin, and against the inter-
est ot our own nation. The evil condition and the destruct
ive influence of the young men of the cities of Christian
lands is the condition and influence of two thirds of -the
.human race, augmented many fold by ignojance, and the
lack of all the influence of civilisation of and the knowledge
of the Savior of men.
The third point is the zeal manifested among young men,
especially college young men. in face of the fact that (here
muss before 'the judgment seat of God 90,000 young men
every 'year, who have rejected him, It would be strangcj
indeed if college men, men who lead the worUrm.noHtics, in
every profession, if many of them were not turning the ener
gies of their lives into a movement to save young men. In
Kanpas last year 300 young men volunteered as foreign mis
sionaries. About fifty-five months ago fifty-five siin1fnts of
the state university of Missouri, in as many minutes, pledged
$5,000 for a Y. M. C. A. building. For a like purpose nine
tesn young men of the university of Iowa pledged $2,000 not
long ago. In the 300 colleges having Y. M. C. A. organiza
tions there are 25,000 of picked young men who have conse
crated their brains to the work of reaching the young men
of every color and race for the interest of civilization.
The fact that nearly .600 delegates' from almost the
entire North American continent met for five days in
convention; that Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt at this con
vention pledged to the Y. M. C. A. $4,000, and that rich
men, and many poor men and women, by large gifts and
small, as a result of a single invitation, nearly $60,000 to the
international committee to be used for young men during'thc
next two years, is an indication of the magnitude of the work
and a testimonial of the zeal of the young men themselves.
The delegates met Mr. Rockhold by chance the next
morning after they arrived in Kcnsas City. Saturday ithcy
spent a short time with him in seeing the sights of the city.
To Mr. M's question, "How many of these things ami
to cat?" the waiter at Atchison who. had set before 'him five
sandwiches, said in all simplcity: "How many more do you
The delegates of the Y. M. C. A. passed close by I'arks
College, Farksville, Mo., of which" Mr.JCccilJ Graham was
once a student. "While passing each way. thc university -yell
was given with all the power three throats could muster.
About 115 went to carijp.
Did you sec the president?
To the first nine: "Did you ever gel left?"
Geo. Malcolm was locked in 'his 'room May 'i.
The Wcslcy.m Grays wem't in it 'the sparadc.
Mr. Units, you may fall out, your uniform is dirty.
The lieutenant pulls the string and Riehard'sifdllows.
Miss Arnold, of Ulysses, was visiting Mr. 'Larson recently.
It was hard for 'Pollard to leave hie faii'onc to go to
Miss Florence Smith after an absence of a unonth is again
Geo. W. Johnson left-school 'May, 'but will 'be back to
Eager will make a fortune, a vcrysmall one, selling pictures
from Gund's negative.
The state university of Minnesota got the next oratorical
convention and contest.
A dainty white straw hat with a, pink ribbon on it is what
distinguishes the sciophics.
Several of the girls washed thcirdresseswvhilcboat riding
pt Cusl.man Park Saturday.
Mr. Graham, J. C, now knows that 'the distance 'from
here to Fulrbury is aboiU$2ioo.
Every available scat was occupied ithemight'of the'Cadet
'Hand concert, in spite of (he'fact ttlmUthe May 'festival was
I supposed to'bcdr$iwii)R.all mucallyjncJincUjpeqple,
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