The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, April 23, 1894, Page 8, Image 8

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TfeE HEfetERIAif
from old bchVcatiohal voportaM 1880 and
1887 in which sevbrhl commissioners stated
tljat sectarian schools had done a good work.
They positively refused to come off their
hobby One man oven had the audacity to
hint that the flames of Tartarus, would
swallow up his opponents. Mr. Henry
made a sickly attempt at wit which damaged
his side very much. His remarks were in
tended as tilling. The Cotner men did,
however, show good qualities as extempore
speakers. Their quick use of anecdote and
repartee aided them inuch.
Ned Abbott led the negative. Ho made
an attack on Sumpter's arguments which the
next speaker, Mr. Pile endeavored to rebut
by the aid of his educational reports. Our
boys then started to pile in argument after
argument. Quaintance quoted scripture and
so did Johnson. Hatfield showed the
audionce a Bible which some seemed to
recognize. Baker poured hot shot into
their ranks which burnt his opponents con
siderably. Then Searson summed up. He
showed that Cotner was perched in the little
eminence of its own godliness and would
not discuss all phases of tlio question. Ho
showed that his opponents had been so
busily engaged in rebutting arguments that
they had no time to make any. Thetlebate
was closed by Sumpter who came out with a
University catalogue, and threw it dramati
cally on the tables saying, "There is the
State University catalogue,' and there's not
a bit of religion in it. "
Cotner had tho advantage of fighting on
the homo grounds. The preachers defended
their vocation bravely, and on the one point
of Christian influence with which they
occupied most of their time, they probably
gained the upper hand. On the rest, how
ever they could not phase the negative.
All the advantages of free thought and
unbiassed action which the state offers to
its children was net touched upon except by
the negative.
In about a month, another debate will bo
held in tho State University chapel. Then
the UA. P.. A." question will be discussed.
All who going to take part Field Day
should bo getting in shape. Field Day this
year promises to be of unusual interest.
Tho principal event in which all may partici
pate will bo an entrance fee.
Tho base-ball game between tho Univer
sity team and the city team turned out as
well as could bo expected of an amateur
team. Our boys can play a good game and
we may expect to have -a good report from
them when they meet some other college
The interest in tennis is reviving. TheTO
is some talk of having a class tournament to
select players to represent the University
city contest. By the kindness of the Chan
cellor, a new back court net has been added
to the tennis grounds. This net can bo re
moved the evenings of drill, thereby making
tho grounds available for both tennis and
Considerable enthusiasm has been dis
played over tho boxing and wrestling
matches which are to take place in the
Armory,on the evening of May 12.
The winners in these contests will repre
sent tho University at Kansas City at the
expense of tho K. C Athletic Club.
In the boxing there are four classes with
limits as follows: 118, 133 and 156 pounds,
and in tho wrestling there arc ree classes.
The limits in the wrestling matches will bo
published on the bulletin board. It is hoped
that a great number will take part in these
contests as there are very liberal prizes and
mednls awarded the winners.
At a recent meeting of tho Athletic Asso
ciation arrangements were made for Field
Day. J. P. Cameron was chosen Field
Day manager and chairman of the committee
on exercises. The local contest will be hold
at the Fair Grounds o!a May 5th. Owing
to the fact that the association is deeply in
debt, a small entrance fee, for both contest-