The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, November 21, 1899, Image 1

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Vol. 8-29, No. 10.
Five Cents.
Delegates Assemble From Over District
ami Discuss Frnt
Zeta province of Phi Delta Thcta met
in Lincoln Thursday, Friday antl Sat
urday of last week. The three days
were spent in festivities of various
sorts and in transacting the business of
the province. A most enjoyable visit
was the statement of each of the dele
gates when leaving.
The Zeta province includes the Uni
versities of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kan
sas, Nebraska, Illinois, Northwestern,
Chicago, Knox, Lombard. Missouri,
Washington, Westminster, Iowa Wos
lcyan and Iowa.
The men began to arrive on Wednes
day, but the first session was not held
until Thursday afternoon. Acting
Chancellor Bessey opened the meeting a few words of welcome. The
afternoonsand evenings were devoted to
the sessions until five were held. The
members of the Nebraska chapter have
many friends and they proved it by the
elaborate and brilliant entertainment
of visitors.
Thursday afternoon from 4 to C Mrs.
Will Morrison gave a tea to the conven
tion. The university colors scarlet and
(ream, were used in the parlors where
Mrs. Morrison received her guests and
the delicious odor from a large bowl of
roses filled the a'.r. The dining room
was in pink. The soft mellow light
coming from shaded candles filled the
room with tender, warm red. Miss May
Burr andMiss Nell Holdbrook poured
thp coffeend chocolate. They were as
sisted by the Misses Tukey, Garten,
Houtz, Welch, Curtis, lionise Tukey of
Omaha, Maude Macomber, Richards,
Edmiston, Whiting, Kenny, Wetzel,
Hammond, Mulliken and Hamilton.
The punch room was in blue and
wh.te, the Phi Delta Theta colors. Blue
and white shades covered the globes of
the lamps and a huge bunch of white
chrysanthemums added the final grace
ful touch to the decoration. The fol
lowing young ladies were in the punch
room Misses Davis, Burnham Cole.
Outcalt, Jackson, Raymond, Webster,
Macomber, Miner, Hargreaves, Woods,
Honeywell. Danils. Hayes. Haecker
and Cochrane. A number of old Ne
braska Phis returned for the conven
tion and lent their numbers to the act
ive chapter and the visiting delegates
in making the afternoon very enjoy,
Thursday afternoon the Phi Delta
Thetas gave a smoker at their frater
nity house to all the members of t!"
convention. It was the first time that
the men were all together and the even
ing will always be dear to the hearta
of all who were present. Chapter songs
and college yells were given, and after
a Dutch lunch souvenir pipes were
given to each man.
Friday afternoon the Kappa Kappa
Gamma fraternity was at home to the
members of Phi Delta Theta conven
tion and a few fr'endB from each soror
ity at the home of Miss Mabel Rich
ards. Miss Richards was assisted in
jeceiving by Miss Clara Hammond and
Earl McCreery.
The culminating social event was tLe
dance at the Lincoln given Friday
night by Phi Delta Theta In honor of
their guesUs. The hotel was orllllantly
beautiful with lanterns, palms and
colors. The fraternity flag hung over
tho rotunda. The guests were received
by Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Lambertson, Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Webster, Dr. and Mrs.
Wolcott and by the delegates and visit
ing members. The parents of all resi
dent members were invited as chap
crones. Cosy corners were arranged
in tho parlors, where pink decorations
were used. The ordinary was in blue
and white. The two colors crossed the
ceiling in graceful curves and the table
had blue satin ribbons and white chrys
anthemums. Coffee and cake were
served there. The punch bowl was In
a Japanese corner under an umbrella.
The dancing hall was more elaborate
than usual witli scarlet and cream, and
countless lanterns and flags were used.
The Delta Gamma chapter house
again opened its hospitable doors Sat
urday morning for a breakfast In nonor
of the Phi Delta Theta province con
vention. To some of the visitors the
idea of tho girls having a fraternity
house was new and the house was well
examined from parlor to den. Many
delightful experiences wore exchanged
and the pleasant talk lent a keen appe
tite to the delicious breakfast that was
eerved by the ladies.
Perhaps the most interesting feature
of President Schurman's last report to
the trustees of Cornell university is
the description of the overcrowding of
class rooms, lecture rooms and labora
tories, due to the very rapid growth of
Cornell. Two years ago there were
2,131 students of all kinds, last year
2 543, and this year it is estimated that
there will be a total enrollment, when
complete, of nearly or quite 3,000. The
overcrowding puts Cornell in immedi
ate need of a hall of languages, a hall
of agriculture, a hall of forestry, a col
lege of fine arts, or at least a hall of
architecture laboratory building for
medical studeris at Ithaca, and exten
sive additions in the Sibley College of
Mechanical Engineering. He notes also
that the growth of classes at Cornell
is seriously overburdening the staff of
instruction, which should be Increased
at once, and that it calls for a
very great ana prouawy continuous
increase in laboratory equ'pment. All
the new buildings needed immediately
could be erected for $700,000, but more
is needed in endowments for professor
ships and laboratories. He reports that
the l.Lrary of Cornell has more than
doubled in seven jears, containing now
220,022 volumes and 30,000 pamphlets,
and that the use of the library has
more than trebled in that time. He
asks that some friend of the university
endow the great law library of the In
stitution to provide for its always
keeping up with the times; $75,000 to
1100 000 would suffice. During the year
1868 99, the first year in which Cornell
enjoyed the UBe of the infirmary pre
sented by Dean Sage and William H.
Sage, there were 184 patients, the aver
age da'ly number being six, the maxi
mum fourteen. The illnesses ranged
from mumps to Brlght's diseases and
cerebral meningitis.
The gift of 1250,000 from John D.
Rockefeller to Brown university lias
stimulated the alumni committee that
is engaged In raising the $2,000,000 en
dowment to strengthen the existing de
partments. Mr. Rockefeller's gift is on
condition that $1,000,000 be raised be
fore the next commencement Tho
other pledges, amounting to about
were made on tne vomnuust
Piny Nebraska to a Standstill and Win
on End Plays
Kansas Jayhawkers defeated the Ne
braska foot ball team on the campus
Saturday by a score of 3G to 20. The
game was fought inch by Inch through
out, neither side gaining anything ex
cept by the hardest kind of foot ball.
Great preparations had been made by
the Nebraskans for the reception of tho
Kansas team and their entertainment
during their stay in this city. The (in
graceful wrangle of two years ago was
not entirely forgotten and it was the
desire of all the students to blot this
out if possible.
Two thousand people saw the game
from the side lines. Nebraska was the
universal favorite, and the organized
rooting that had been prepared for the
game was carried out with excellent
eftect. The crowd was the largest that
has been seen on the campus this year.
Colors were everywhere, entirely
around the field. Several of the differ
ent societies had prepared to make the
occasion a gala day. The Delian liter
ary society had a gayly decorated stand
in the center of the west side of the
field. A large number of members oc
cupied this. The society had also or
ganized a quartet, which sang several
songs that they had written for the oc
casion. On the opposite side of the field the
Sigma Chi fraternity was stationed on
a large band wagon. The Phi Kappa
Psi fraternity had a large tally-ho
highly decorated, where they watched
the game with their lady friends. The
Phi Delta Theta fraternity also attend
ed in a body. This organization is hold
ing a district convention In this city at
the present time and a large number of
visiting delegates also watched the
Kansas appeared on the field early
and was greeted by the crowd with a
parody on their yell. They trotted the
full length of the field and lined up for
signal practice. The Nebraskans did
not appear until almost tJmc for the
game to be called. They wtre greeted
with the university yell and with yells
for each individual player. Three min
utes later Captain Williams and Cap
tain Avery met in the middle of the
field. Captain Avery won the toss and
chose the south side of the field, with
the sun on the backs of his players.
Benedict kicked for Nebraska to the
five-yard line. Right Halfback Moore
returned the ball ten yards before he
was downed by the Nebraska men. The
line-ups and plays that followed were
fast and furious.
On the second play Kansas fumbled,
but did not lose the ball. Tucker, left
half, took the ball around the left end
for ten and fifteen yards In two plays,
while Moore made ten more around the
other end. This was followed by sev
eral plays of a similar nature. End
runs characterized the play throughout
the first half of the game. These gains
do not indicate a weakness of the Ne
braska ends, but rather a weakness on
the part of the other's defense. Captain
Williams played a decidedly weak game
on the defensive, and a large degree of
the defeat is due to his work. Time
after time, then Drain, the end, had
gotten In and broken the interference,
that the whole $2,000,000 be raised by wmJartlH faied to get his man, with
the result that the runner made from
five to twenty-five yards.
Five minutes after play was started
Kansas made the first touchdown of tho
game. Smith, right guard of the visit
ors, kicked an easy goal, after a klck
at by Owen to Avory. Benedict kicked
off the second time, making a full fifty
yards on the line-up. Kansas made five
yards around the right end and was
held for two downs without gain, thus
forcing a kick. Benedict, for Nebraska,
made ten yards, and Williams failed to
cover any territory when the ball was
given -to him. Kingsbury made two
yards and a half, thus taking the ball
within fifteen yards of the goal. The
signal for a place was given, and Bene
dict sent the sphere squarely over the
Kansas made another touchdown a
few minutes later after some of the
hardest playing of the game. As in the
early part of the half, nearly all the
gains were made around the ends, with
an occasional guards' back play that
netted a few yards through the center.
Several brilliant tackles were made in
these plays by Drain and Cortelyou. In
one case Cortelyou broke through the
line and stopped the runner before he
had time to start with the ball, and in
another Drain was fast enough to get
the quarterback before he had passed
the ball.
Tho third touchdown was made in
the same manner as the other two. Oc
casional guards' back plays for slight
plays and long end runs did the work
effectively. Tho touchdown was made
on a quick line-up, after time had been
called to allow one or two men to get
into shape. Kingsbury proved to be
the weak spot in this case, apparently
making no elfort whatever to hold his
man. Smith kicked goal, making the
score 18 to 5. No further scoring was
none during the remainder of the half.
Nebraska had the ball the greater part
of the time, but succeeded In getting It
only to the Kansas twenty-five-yard
line, when time was called. Kingsbury
had retired after the third touchdown
on account of injuries received during
the earlier part of the game.
The socond half was characterized
by the great kicking by Benedict. It
was said by many of the old foot ball
enthusiasts to be the finest ever seen
on the home grounds. Kansas had no
man that in any way compared witli
him In the length or effectiveness of his
punts. Three times after the ball had
been carried by the Nebraska boys to
within twenty-five yards of the Kansas
goal Benedict fell back for a place kick,
and in each case he sent the sphere
squarely between the goal posts. One
of these kicks was made after a run by
himself of over forty yards on a double
KanBas also did great work and made
three touchdowns in this half, the same
as in the firBt. The play as a whole
was steadier than in the first, with con
siderable more excitement. Benedict,
Crandall, Drain, Cortelyou and PearBC
were the strong points of the Nebraska
team. Kansas was too evenly matched
to pick out stars. Captain Avery man-
I aged the team well.
On the whole, the game was compar
atively free from slugging or any of the
disagreeable features which are very
often common. In comparison -with the
Iowa team, it might be said that the
backs are not as fast as the Hawkeyes,
with the line defense a shade better and
the interference about tho equal. The