The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, March 17, 1899, Image 3

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Base Ball.
The base ball boys lined up for the first real game of the
soason last week- In the field Johnson, Liobman, Ouscnddon,
Boll, Ryan and Rhea did splendid work. At third base was
Gordon, Reed and McDormott, socond base Rehlander, Cran
die, and Kingsbury, whilo Rhodes held first. It can bo easily
seen what a strong lot of men will fill the places on base. The
ability of Lemar and Moore as catchers is unquestioned.
Stringer, Bell, Campbell, Milford, Rhea, and Bliss are working
hard in cage every day. Everything indicates the most
efficient team the University has turned out for many years.
Every man is well qualified for his special place, having had
several seasons of experience with prominent amateur teams.
There will not be a weak place in the team for each has a
number of candidates of marked ability. The effective train
ing of Barnes and Kennedy are already shown in the work of
the team.
Manager Bliss has secured a series of games with prom
inent colleges that cannot fail to make the spring trip a suc
cess. The games and dates scheduled are Kansas, at Law
ronco, May 13; Missouri, Columbia, May 15; Wabash College,
Bloomington, Indiana, 'May 17; Crawfordsville, May 18;
Depaw University, Greencastle, May 19; Perdue College;
Lafayette, May 20; Notre Dame, South Bond, May 22; Lako
Forrest, May 23; Mtfdison, May 24 and 25; Minnesota Stuto
University, May 20; Iowa University, May 27.
"To arouse student interest in the teams" tlio Board of
Athletic Control of the University of Chicago has decided to
sell season tickots for tho spring athletic contests for $2.50.
The tickets are to bo good for at least twenty.fivo base ball
and track games and entitle the holder to seats in the grand
stand except at big games.
contest can not bo changod, bocauso it is fixed by the consti
tution, and the dato has been agreed upon.
Since tho debaters have decided their question to debate in
tho next preliminary, they have become confronted with an
other disagreeable proposition, and that is, lack of time for
preparation. These dobalors depend almost wholly on the fa
cilities furnished by tho library in tho preparation for such con
tests. Why could not the library bo loft opon till 11 o'clock,
instead of 10. This is tho custom in many eastern institutions,
Thoro is no reason why the east should be ahead of the west
in offerin'g facilities to students. There are many other stu
dents who join with the debaters in hoping that this much
needed change will bo made. It will bo a forward step by the
University of Nebraska in behalf of its students.
The Union club Saturday night will discuss tho question,
'Resolved, That tho advantages of tho jury system outweigh
its disadvantages."
The Dolian club will debate tho proposition of tho possibility
of increasing tho standing army to 100,000 men. Thoro will
also bo an election of ofKcors.
Tho Palladian boys have taken for their text Saturday night,
"Resolved, That tho proposition of the of Russia, in re
gard to disarming tho armies of tho powers, should bo taken
Tho debating association mot Monday presumably to tran
sact some business, but little was done, except to allow a few
follows an opportunity to load some cirofully proparod
speeches on tho unsuspecting audionco. Thoro is a conflict of
datos with tho MisHouri-Nobraska debate and tho oratorical
footing, both of which will bo hold in May. It is probable
arrangements will bo made so that tho conflict will bo avoided.
Missouri has accepted tho dato suggested by tho associntion
for tho debate hero, but under tho circumstances this will un
doubtedly bo changed. Tho dato for tho interstate oratorical
Dr. George Willis Botsford, '84.
Our contemporary mentioned in its last issue the fact thai
thoro are now two of tho Harvard faculty who have been grad
uated from the Nebraska State University, and gave consid
erable detail about tho places where Dr. Botsford has taught
since 1884. But it failed to mention the greatest and most re
cont contribution of his to tho world of scholarship, viz: A
History of Greece for Acadamies and High Schools, Mac Mil
Ion & Co., 1899. It is olaboratoly illustrated with half-tones
of Greek subjects of art, customs and scenery, and very hand
somely printed. Mr. Botsford was always a careful student
of tho English language and literature, and has fine taBte as a
matter of stylo. This latest product of his pen shows this
quality of his goniua to fine advantage.
Beginning at tho holidays he had not been very sick, and
President Elliott, of Harvard, gave him leave of absence for
tho remainder of tho yoar, continuing his salary, and arranged
for tho expenses of a five months' study in Italy and Greece.
It may thus, bo seen that eastern people appreciate Nobraska
Dr. Botsford is now at Southern Pines, North Carolina,
whoro ho has just boon joined by his wife and childrou. Later
they will go to Michigan for tho summer, and Dr. Botsford will
start for Europe
Mr. Langor is preparing to take tho examination for admit
tance to tho naval academy at Annapolis. This examination
is to bo hold at Norfolk.
, Tho Y. M. O. A. is fortunate in securing for next Sunday,
Mr. Nash, who is now in tho city. Mr. Nash has a national
reputation as a worker among men. Ho has just been em
ployed by tho Executive committo of tho Y. M. O. A. of Ohio
to givo ono whole yoar to work among the men of that state,
No young man should miss this mooting Sunday at 4 p. in.
Tho freshmen are well represented in the debating associa
tion at prosont. The voluminous voice of Craft is often hoard
oven if ho is in tho minority. His recent noted speech in favor
of a comfirmatory power by tho sixteen debaters roused consid
erable interest. The tenacity and eloquence of Nims, togothor
with tho sago philosophy of Landis, makes a real live meeting
out of a' dry subject.