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CuASSts II. TERRAEDESPOTES.
40. I.oaphor militnrius.
41. Rroomifcr clougalus D. Heat.
42. Kickoi mcckas Moses.
Orixj 19. Gasanttstctmaectis.
43. JJos(s) omnipolins 11. Gorra.
44. Hroadsmileus loquacius Talk.
Tout. von whichofTskyovilchtomsk cs respectfully-submitted
apo voire macsl umilc y ohedicus tjener,
INTER-COLLEGIATE FIELI DAY.
THE SKCONO ANNUAL OONTKST OCCUItS AT CKKTK
Tiic University of Neltrankn Taken Thirteen Vlrat anil
Fourteen Second VrlzcK. Donne Scores Seven hih!
Cotncr One. "Wosleynn Not In It.
The second annual inter-collegiate field day, so f.u as
arrangements were concerned, was a grand fizzle. The l of
X. went down to Crete with about eighty students' full of
ciitlniMa.Mii, and confident that her repiesentativc for the con
tests were "all right." Owing to .1 misundci standing between
the base ' ill managers the game of ball, much to the regret
of cveiy one, was not played. Instead, howevei, and to
amuse the Doanites, a picked nine scatteied themselves pio
iniscuously over the diamond and played Do, ra, me's. The
game was called before it had piogressed f.u enough to allow
the promiscuous nine to tie the score and the men with the
triangles on their shirt bosoms patted e.uh olhei on the back
and actually imagined they were ball players. At 1:30 we
walked out a mile to the fair grounds for exercise, partly for
exercise and partly to avoid paying foi lidiug out. Wc
arrived on an open pia'uie in the center of which was a race
track. There was the bell to statt the races, and there was
the grand stand, but where, oh where were the seats? Hut we
didn't go there to sit in the sun, and soon a few industrious
Lincolnitcs had prepaied seats for all of themselves. Except
ing the referee, not a Doane man was in sight. Where was
tnc collector ot revenue 101 wine 11 me association paid a
fancy price? At 2 p. 111. a lespectable number of Doane
students and a couple of equestrians were seen approaching
the scene of contest. After finding that prepaiations were
not made for the hurdle race, the bicycle race was called.
Will Clark and Eugene llrown had an easy victory. In the
880 yards dash Sawyer won first easily, and Portcrficld, by a
haul effort, took second from Doane. The 100 yards dash
was a pretty race. A. M. Troyer won first, with Tefft close
at his heels. When the light weight wicstle was called, J. A.
Johnston and llowman took olf their coats and pranced aiouud
in the ring, but Doane said they were not particular about
wrestling anyhow, so Johnston trotted in and had pinned to
his coat "winner of the light weight wrestling match." The
director of sports announced in thrilling tones "The next event
will be the heavy weight wiestling match; the entries are
Messrs. Flippiu a-a-a-a Mr. Flippin." "Messrs. Mippin is the
winner," declared the judge, and another badge adorned the
coat of n U. of N. representative. The three legged race was
declared by many to be the best they have seen. Messrs.
Ound and Hiltner were beaten a few feet, but when it is
remembered that they had practiced for a seventy-five y.uds
race and were obliged to .uu ioo yards, the result is not so
surpiising. Green and Anderson are certainly a hard pair to
beat, and all showed that they had run together befoie.
Doane imagined that they could throw .1 base ball, but I licks
and White gave her a few lessons and went after the badge.
White then went out and kicked the foot-ball a couple or three
times and went back after another ribbon. Doane braced up
in the standing hop, step and jump, and took both prices,
lint Flippin now took hold of the sixteen pound hnmmjr and
gave it a swing or two, and sent it out across the prairie, and
got his ribbon and a bag to put his pickles in. In the 440
yards dash Green and House of Doane started around the track
but when they finished the cycle, A. M. Trojer was wearing
the badge, and Portcrficld was resting. For kickers, Diane
takes the cake. This accounts Tor the fact that Cl.uk and
Hicks were not in the high kick. Names, who was ill the
greater pait of the day went in and won the miming jump,
and the nni. yell was long and loud. Klippin put the shot out
of sight so far as Doane was concerned. When the tug of
war was announced, Flippin, Portcrficld, Wolfe, Johnston,
Skiles and llowman sat down and pulled about Unity feet
of rope away from the Doane aggregation, and was about to
go down tow 11 after the supper promised to the winner., w hen
to the surpiise of all, the Cotncr University leprescntathes
w hose presence hitherto was unknown, said they had a kind of
scrub team there they would put against the winners just
merely loi the fun of the thing. Well, just to show them
what .1 snap we had. and also to teach them to be a little less
presumptuous in the future, we consented to pull them. Well,
we paid foi our suppers. Cotncr after eating a supper that
w ould make a section hand blush, walked right out without ask
ing what was their bill. In the half mile walk, Eager, Skiles,
and Patton started out. Patton couldn't patten it down very
fast, so he stiuck across for the grand stand to sec how the lead
ers were coming out. Skiles was not very eager for the race any
how, so he took second place and Eager gobbled the ribbon
and the pickles. '1 he last and most exciting event was the
relay race. Richaids, White, Troyer, and Tefft carried the
old gold. When the second station was reached, the old gold
was several yards behind the orange blossoms of Doane, and
poauc was congratulating herself now that she was to get the
last prize; but now Tioyer takes the flag and the gap is closed
and the orange blossoms passed before the third station is.
reached. Tefft now takes the flag and trots under the wiie
several yards in advance of his opponent. Thus the second
annual inter-collegiate Field Day closed with two-thirds of the
prizes in possession of the University of Nebraska. The con
test was betw een Doane College and the U. of N. Coiner is
a young and growing institution, and is to be congratulated for
winning one of the mot important events on the list. Wes
lcyanites would do well to pattern after this institution, and
be loyal enough to live up to their promises. Doane has prob
ably learned by cxperiencethat it is no easy matter to take
charge of field day sports and in il." all pieparatious needful.
Had the contest been held in l.im "In, .1 paik with a race track
and good accommodations w mid have been furnished free,
good prizes could line been secured and a largei attendance
by halt assured. Wesleyan university, aftei selling out the
location for the presidency icfused to scud one representative
to the contest. Wesleyan also agieed to take ten tickets if a
special train was sec-cd. The train was secured, and had it
not been for the loyalty of the students of the U, of N.,
ceitain gentlemen that secured the train would have been out
the pi ice of those tickets. The second annual Field Day was
probably less intciestiug than the first. There was certainly
less enthusiasm. In some future issue wc will have more to
say in icgard to this subject. Following are the records:
Hurdle race Patton of Do.-mc, 1st; Chandler of U.'of N.,
2d; time, 14 seconds.
880 yauls dash Sawyer 1st; Portei field 2d; iulli of U.
of N.; lime, 2:25
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