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Editors Ncbraskaa-Hcsperlan: The
absorbing topics here for tho last three
weeks have been two, foot ball and
eross'cenntry races. For two weeks be
fore Thanksgiving day Cornell lans
kept thinking about what their foot
ball team was going to uo to Pennsyl
vania on that day; but, unfortunately,
Pennsylvania woke up shortly before
tlino for the game, and during tho past
week we have been trying to figure out
how It happened.
Lafayetto's victory over Cornell may
easily bo accounted for. She won the
game by outplaying Cornell, but our
team was in no shape for a game so
dose after tho brilliant performance at
Columbia. J3y tho way, tho Carlisle
Indians a few days ago reltoved us of
considerable of that glory by nearly
doubling our score against Columbia.
In tho Lafayette game Cornell played a
largo number of substitutes, while her
opponents were in ilrst-class shape.
But after that game Cornell began
to bond every energy towards beating
Pennsy. This year's team was the best
Cornoll has ever had, and, banking on
her good showing last year at Phila
delphia and the probabilities of good
weather, witn Pennsylvania's notori
ously poor form, she thought she saw
another scalp hanging at her foot ball
bolt. Ebcrsolc, who took his glee club
along down to Philadelphia with the
team, had a lot of "stunt" songs relat
ing Cornell's victory which he was
going to inflict on the poor people
down there but he didn't. Many of
those who saw the game said that de
feat was due not to poor playing by
Cornell, but simply to Pennsy's mag
nificent work. It is a question whether
even Harvard would have been success
ful against the red and blue that day.
In spite of crushing defeat at Penn
sylvania's hands, the season has been
a good one for Cornell and she has fur
nished the foot ball world with two of
its many surprises this year her de
feat of Princeton and of Columbia. But
we intend to defeat Pennsy some day
-probably next Thanksgiving day.
The cross-country team's marked
successes have given a deserved im
petus to that branch of athletics. The
team beat teams from Yale, Pennsy 1
ania, Columbia and Princeton in a
beautiful race at New York on Novem
ber 18. She defeated Yale here again
last Saturday, the five Cornell men
finishing first, third, fourth, fifth and
sixth. The course of C.87 miles was
run by Sweet in thirty-eight minutes
and thirty-six seconds.
Thanksgiving festivities in Ithaca
and at the university were clouded by
a sad accident the night before. A
train carrying many Ithaca people and
running Into New York was run into
by another train and a large number
of people hurt and killed. Among the
killed were two prominent townspeople
and a student, W. J. Wellbrook, '03, a
member of the Gamma Delta.
Tomorrow H. N. Plllsbury, the chess
champion, plays at tho university
against all comers. Some Interesting
matches for lovers of tho game are
Among other things of Interest
which are to happen In tho near future
Is a foot ball smoker, a big univorsity
affair to bo hold at tho gymnasium and
armory next Saturday. Another is tho
founder's day address, given on Janu
ary U, this time by Admiral Sampson
on "The Nnvy." The graduate club has
u mooting Saturday und looks for an
'ntoresting talk from Professor 'fitch
cnor on "Hobbles."
A custom that is In vogue hero and
which may strike Nebraska students
- x-us queerly as It did mo is that of an
' 'nouncihg all Important events, foot
''-'ball games, races of various kinds and
1 everything else in huge char: letters
on tho main sidewalk up Central ave
nue. You sometimes havo to walk
threo or four hundred feet before you
find out what the various letters mean.
It's quite a scheme whore you have
chalk to burn and a mile or two of
stone walk for a blackboard.
I have found threo other Nebraskans
here, Miss Florence "Winger, '95; Miss
Margaret L. Holt, ex-'97, and Dr. I. M.
Bentley, '95. Dr. Bentley's wife should
be counted as a Nebraskan as well, for
she was a conservatory girl.
Ithaca, N. Y., December G, 1899.
PURSUING RIFI,R ADDITIONS.
The following men have been voted
into the Pershing Rifles during the
past six weens: S. Anker, .1. T. Franey,
.1. 12. Hill, S. J. Killlau, 0. II. Knutson,
J. C. Lawler, E. Shinbur, N. E. Buck
ley, A. H. Clark, C. 0. Crane, J. R.
Franey, D. 11. Iloman, James L. Lytel,
C. E. Quinn, F. J. Rohlaendo, Charles
E. Teach, W. P. Wallace, Louis War
ren. There are also seven applicants
for membership which havo not yet
been voted on. In order to become a
member of this organization a man
must obtain the unanimous vote of the
membership committee. This commit
tee consists of Commandant A. L.
Brown, the commissioned officers of
the Pershing Rifles and tho captain ot
each cadet company, providing he is a
member of the Pershing Rifles.
XMAS IS COMING
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For dates of sales, limits and points
to which tickets will bo sold, apply to
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A full line of
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