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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 10, 1894)
ducing, we would avoid complications, and
showed that the objection to the annexation
of Canada applied to the opening up of west
ern lands. His argument was strong and
Mr. Whitmore had no difficulty, after he
succeded in getting started. He read a letter
from a conservative Canadian stating that
Canadians were not so anxious for annexation
as the citizens of the United States seemed
Mr. McNeal followed with one of the
strongest arguments of the evening, support
ed also by a letter, this time from an un
prejudiced party a lady.
Mr. Maguire's summary took up the most
of the important points and the intervL,of
waiting for the judge's decision was filled by
a vocal solo by Miss Bessie Turner and a
piano solo by Miss Maud Triplett, both
The fortunate men are Mr. Sherman, Mr.
Weaver, and Mr. McNeal, and Mr. Whit
VENIMUS, VIDIMUS, V1CIMUS.
Was there ever anything like it! We have
met the corn huskers and they are ours.
The Yellow is only thankful that Capt. Dern
and his brawny 'leven even let it exist upon
a foot ball field.
Thanksgiving day of 1894. will long be
memorable in the foot ball annals of the U.
of N. It was a perfect foot ball day no
sun, no wind, and neither too warm nor too
cold. Everything was in favor of a splendid
crowd and we got it.
The lowest estimates place the crowd at
4000. Sandy Griswold of the Bee placed it at
twice that number. The scarlet and cream
seemed to be the favorite color, but the old
gold was by no means without many admirers.
It was enough to inspire any team. The
bright colors and brighter faces, ihe horns,
the yells, and particularly the pretty faces of
the fair sex would warm anyone's blood.
And as the stalwart Uni. eleven trotted on
to the field stripped for the fray; every man
seemed to catch the spirit of the moment and
proposed to do or die. Iowa's eleven came a
moment later, and they did not appear one
wit less determined than our own boys.
With their yellow sweaters they seemed larg
er than they were, and some of our shouters
took a big breath before they yelled again.
But we had no time to figure chances for
promptly at 3 o'clock the game opened.
The teams were placed thus:
Iowa Positions Nebraska
Coldern rt. end Wiggins
Collins rt. tackle Dem(Capt)
Leighton rt. guard Jones
Irinson center Hemming
Allen left guard Wilson
Williams.; left tackle Oury
Littig.. left end Whipple
Sawyer(Copt.) .... quarter back Spooncr
Herrig. rt. half Yont
Converse left half Flippin
Kepler full back Fair
Iowa substitutes: Hayes, Ingersoll, Frick
les, McKinley, Brenner. Nebraska substi
tutes: Frank, Sweenly, Bradt, Cameron,
Mr. C, H. Wilson, Princeton, acted as
referee, the umpire was Lieut Wright of
Fort Omaha; Mr. Geo. Purvis acted as ljnes
man. Iowa won the toss and took the ball.
Kepler kicked off and drove the ball well
down on the Neb. side. Yont caught it but
was do .vn befora he had made ten yards.
And then for twelve minutes Iowa did some
very stiff playing. If often looked as if they
were going to get a touch down by the rapid
ity of their play.
But Mr. Iowa had started off at a killing
pace. They could not keep it up and in fact
never got the ball past our 25 yard line.
Still it was uncomfortably close and a sigh of
relief went up from every loyal Uni. man
when the ball came to us on an off side play.
We now began to show the effect of our
industrious training and the great ability of
our line. First Flip hit the center for six
yards and then Wiggins went round the left
end for fifteen more.
We then began to buck the line steadily,
and every time Iowa was forced back, Dern,
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