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together in a flash. Ten minutes remained and Johnston
tried running back of the V. He made ten yards bclore a
chorus of backs could stop him. Next moment he went
around the left for ten yards. Flippin perforated the center
for five. Johnston made a fine run of ten yards going
between end and tackle, but was stopped by the crowd which
ran into the line and surged about whither it listed. Next
time he got through between center and right guard, and got
well down the field. Just as the full back got him he passed
to Porterfield, and Porter and his neighbor opposite rolled
over and over on the ball. Four hands being on it when the
combination run down, there was some question as to who
was in possession. Without very much hesitation, however,
commanded Porterfield to desist and while a broad grin was
lighting up the features of his adversary and the Tovvau quar
ter back was repeating his A B C's to be sure he remembered
them, time was called and the usual cheering ensued. The
referee publically announced the score as 26 to o. But after
the public had departed under that impression, he called
the teams together and admitted that he was four points ofl.
Perhaps a little matter of four points is not much in a score
like the one in question, but the boys were naturally hot
about it, especially as he responded to all enquiries as to how
he figured out that result by "none of your business." He
is an experienced man and very prompt and decided in his
rulings just the kind of a man needed lor a referee. But he
might imitate the gentlemen who acted as umpire to advant
age in his manner ol addressing the players. His language
is far from calculated to soothe the ruffled spirits of a disap
pointed player. The score, it might be said, was 22 to o.
Umpire, Wilson of Omaha. Referee, Holbrooke of Iowa
There were several thousand spectators present, and they
were present in every sense of the word. They formed a
dense mass around the players at a distance of about fifteen
yards and limited the work of the backs very effectively.
The wedge of the doughty Ilawkejca was not visibly affected
thereby, but Johnston was stopped in two good runs by a com
pact mass of ununiformed humanity. Two policemen were
intended to keep the crowd out of the lines. But as soon as
the ball was in play, they wculd rush down the field after it
and the crowd would speedily follow.
J. B. White was badly injured in the forepart of the
game. He showed admirable pluck, however, and continued
to play. Soon afterwards he made a fine tackle, stopped the
burly Iowan, but received a terrible fall and was taken from
the field unconscious. He soon recovered from the shock
and was feeling tolerably well Friday.
'1 he Uni. delegation are indebted to Mr. Hayden, the pro
prietor ol a department f tore, for a liberal discount on horns,
eye-glasses, ribbon, and gold cloth. He said he had been a
college boy himself. He presented us with all the gold cloth
he had in stock, and kindly oflered room in his store foi our
It is impossible for one not personally acquainted with
the Iowa team to name the individual plays in describing the
game. Most of theii work was with the wedge, and when
they ran good interference made it impossible to say who
had the ball till be was downed.
He said A, B, C, X, P, Q,
The game was well advertised by several howling mobs
of Uni. boys, arrayed in old gold and tin horns, who explored
all Omaha and most of Council Bluffs before the game
The Iowa team Is composed of gentlemen. It is a pleas
ure to be beaten by men of their stamp. May their tribe
The above pilgrim's chorus was rendered on the train
coming home by fifty hoarse voices. Tune, "Romulus killed
Iowa was not represented to any great extent in the aud
ience but had a very respectable representation on the field.
A problem in algebra, copyright 1S91 by Q. Backe Pierce.
j al plus mnl plus q plus 247 equals five yards.
The referee invariably referred to Nebraska as Grincll."
Once he said "Minneapolis."
Ah! those specks!
X, P. Q.
X, P, Q.
He said A, B, C, X, P, Q,
The ball wer.t P, D, Q.
Who was tbsi man they called "the just?"
In the Hillsdale College Herald we notice a comparison of
Peter the Great of Russia and Frederick the Great of Prussia.
If anyone, having never heard of these two men, were to read
the article he would be impressed more with the idea that
they were simply two ordinary men that the writer had seen
fit to compare, instead of two of our really gTcat men in history.
Both Peter and Frederick stasd out with a very marked promi
nence above their contemporaries. This fact the writer of the
article does not make clear. The general trend of the article
is to praise Peter the Great for his moral, economical, and
political ideas and works, and to convey the idea that Fredci
ick, although he devoted his life to the military and political
aggrandizement of his country, did it because of selfish'
motives. We will quote a few sentences from the article in
question: "So far as a life devoted to the military and politi
cal aggrandizement of a country makes a man a patriot, Fred
crick the Great will receive the plaudits of those who worship
success. While, on the other hand, so tar as the qualities
I combined with love of country and a desire to labor for a
purer civilization makes a man noble, Peter the Great will
receive the praises of those who admire a true character. He
may have been despotic, but the times demanded such a ruler.
"What Silesia was to Frederick such was the part of Azof
to Peter. The one vfas siezed for personal motives, the other
for good of country. We cannot understand the secrets of
Now in the first place did Frederick the Great devote his
whole life to the military and political aggrandizement of his
country? Is it true that we are only to remember and applaud
him for lacing a patriot? Frederick, like the great founder of
St. Petersburg was as much interested in governing his coun
try well and in introducing reforms as he was in making it
strong in force of arms. He administered his government
like a proprietor of a great estate. I le watched everything
himself. His fault was perhaps in not trusting more to his
subordinates. We cannot blame him so much for this. He
wished to build up a model form of government. Because he
was not endowed with a supernatural power to foresee the
future which, had he been so endowed, would have enabled
him to adopt the best means for his success, is no reason why
he should receive oar censure for adopting the poorest means.
As far as Peter the Great is concerned, all the writer has said
is true but he has not said enough. Leaving out his acts of
barbarous cruelty which seem indeed to be freaks of his, come
to mar his otherwise extremely pacific nature, Peter did a.
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