The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, September 17, 1897, Page 6, Image 6
(5 THE : HESPERIAN Morrill Geological ICvpcdil ion. Another geological expedition, under the direction of Prof. Harbour, was made during the summer vacation. The purpose of the trip being to locate new fields rather than to collect a large quantity of specimens, it was found to an advantage to take only a small party. Besides the Professor and his sister Miss Harbour, there were Mr. U. G. Cornell, the photographer of the expedition, Mr. 0. A. Bcitz and Mr. B. .7. Almy. The party left Lincoln .June 28th, arriving at Hot Springs, S. I), the following morning. From there with a large camping outfit they started overland for the Big Bad Lands, which lie to the north-east of Hot Springs, about seventy to seventy-five miles. A week was spent around Sheep Mountain picking up fossils and taking photographs for illustrating geological features of the region. The second week they drove into a more rural like region, not so desert like, and oc cassionally saw a house. During this part of the expedition they gathered a large collec tion of exceedingly beautiful barite and cal cite crystals. Ammonities and bacculites were found in abundance and many well pre served shells of various kinds complete the list of specimens collected in that region. On July 15th they were again in Hot licit', and Almy returning with the guide picked up a load of petrified reeds which had previously been collected near Cascade on the way over, and left them at Hot Springs packed for shipment. Geologically one is amazed at the distinct ness of the strata of the region traversed. Some of the perpendicular walls showing two or three different geological ngas with a sharp definite boiindry batwaan an' two pariodj. Faults, horizontal and tilted stratification, joints, dikes, sines, anti-clines, etc. are clearly exemplified. A.lliloLic Outlook. With the opening of the school year, ath letics are seen to be in a hotter condition than in previous years. Of course the main theme during the present season is foot ball, but athletic gossip and plans are not cmfin.'d to this one branch alone. Quite a cmsidarahlc int.ira.st has al randy bacn shown in tr,i"k w rk and th?r. U talk of arranging soma fall meets and cvanfcs to go hand and hand with the foot kill. And this is a .h it should be. On? division of athletics should support another and g've a sp culling interest to the whole. The early foot ball practice will oiuist of twenty and thirty minute w.irk, in iwanty- Springs, where the' packed for shipment fivqv yard dashes, setting-up exercise and nearly si wagon load of specimens. A second short runs of a quarter and a half mile. The trip was 'begun the next morning, just to the main essential at present is to get the candi- south of Hot Springs passing through the dates in steady, quick and healthy condition once popular resort (Cascade, a rally wild and picturesque place but now financially a ruin. The rest of the drive was through a rolling agriculture and grazing country until they reached Pine Kidge and the Little Bad Ijimds. These are found in Sioux county and are only a miniature reproduction of the Dakota Bad for the heavier work which will follow in a week or two. More cm ba accomplished by this kind of work than by putting the man into the heavy work at once. In track work, the one thing necessary is a good cinder track. A good foot track means two fifths or even a second off a dash. "With Lands. lhn it was that the peculiar twist- the records that were made last spring, a cin- ing "Devil's Cork Screws" were found. Four der track would demonstrate the men taking days of hard work resulted in leaving seven- part in the event fast enough to participate in teen of these twisted phenomena securely the Chicago mecL Tin's is what must be packed at the station ready for shipment, worked for through the year. Meanwhile the The abundance of these cork screws is very foot ball is the main thing, and interest and surprising. Frequently thirty or forty can work Avill be centered about the gridiron. To be seen projecting from the side of a hill. make a success in any one of the athletic From this point Professor and Miss Barbour lines, it needs the full co-operation of the and Mr. Cornell returned to Lincoln while students. Good School Shoe-for young men and young ladies $2 50.