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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (March 21, 1900)
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
Published nt 22) North Eleventh Street.
Issued Hvery Wednesday Noon at The Unl
vcrslty of Nebraska.
Unified as Second-Class Mail Matter.
M. I. Stkwaht,
H. M. Uakhktt,
.' , MnnnRcrs
Uonrtl of Editor.
MnitngliiR iMIlor ', I'. A, CuscAlHtN
' ASSISTANT KDITOKH,
Onua l. Hull. H. II. Witsscl.
It. II. Roberta
I. P. Hewitt
K. A. HUHtOI.
I'. O. Carpenter
W. 1. AndrcHon
H. I). Audrcson
J. .H. HIHh
W. II. Kinjr
H. W. UliHH
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Contributions are solicited from nil.
News items such as locals, personals, re
ports of meetings, etc., are especially
desired. The Nebraskan-1 lesperian will
be glnd to print any contribution relative
to a genernl university subject, but the
name must accompany all such.
Address all communications to the Ni-
llRASKAN-IlKSIMUUAN, 1 0. Box 2.'U),
Considorablo comment bus boon
caused In athlotic circles of Into by
tho action of tho University of Iown.
Thus far all communications ad
dressed to that Institution tending to
relations In foot ball, baso ball and
track athletics have been totally Ig
nored by tho newly olocted gonoral
manager of that Institution, and It
would seem that there is a doslro to
play quits. Not only has tho idea been
forced upon us athletically but an
offer on our part for a joint debate
was refused with equal curtnoss, not
to mention tho refusal to ontor tho
proposed western oratorical league.
Wo trust that temporarily at least, no
further occasion will bo given for re
fusals as it must bo very annoying to
our sister Institution, to bo compelled
to pass us up so often.
An opportunity will soon bo given to
tho students to show their loyalty to
athletliB in a substantial way. Tho
lecturo to bo given next week, prom
ises to bo highly instructive as well
as interesting. As it is also for a good
cause, a largo attendance should be an
Tho favorable action taken by tho
oratorical association nt Its meeting
Saturday practically assures a joint
meet with Minnesota this year. To
make it a success wo must have a lit
tle enthusiasm aroused for tho pre
liminary contest. During tho past
year tho students of Minnesota have
worked enthusiasm to a high pitch
and nothing lb too good for their in
stitution. Unless a little care is ob
served by Nebraska students, an ob
ject lesson of no mean consequence
will be taught to them.
Tho Idler felt sad Saturday oven
lug. It was strange, and oven hard
to bollovo, yet too true to bo doubted.
Tho sonlors had a party. It was a
boautlful Bcono, bright lights, pretty
girls, tip-top music, husky swalnB, and
nowly arrived caps and canes, in
plain words, It waB what folks call a
hot thing. But tho sonlors woro
snichy with tholr good timo nnd Jun
iors galoro plowed around ton tho
campus for throe and a half days pro
vlous maturing immaturo plans,
swearing soft freshmen expressions
for tho sako of sound rather than
feeling, and tolling ono another what
ought to bo dono In caso of doubt.
Woll, to hear thorn talk you would
havo thought they woro going to bury
tho rock on tho front campus and put
all tho seniors In tho hole boforo they
pourod tho rock In. That's what tho
Idler thought. Now it was not tho
happiness of tho seniors with tholr
now found caps and canes or tho prot
tincss of tho senior girls that mado
tho Idlor sad; it was tho juniors.
Think of $5 and tho fun that a follow
could got out of it! Well it was ?B
that tho juniors said thoy would give
to the follow that could bring in tho
most canes. Of courso that was notic
ing to tho Idler. Yet tho Idlor has
many friends In tho junior class, and
$5 will glvo a protty fair timo to two.
Now in wandering about Saturday
night, If ho should come on to ono of
his friends with a now found fiver In
his loft hand vest pocket, it might
bo well to hang on and seo tho thing
through and plead for clomoncy at tho
station next morning and swear novor
to touch another drop If necessary.
But, ye gods! A fiver! There wasn't
a reiiow in tno gang mat nau more
than fourteen cents and none of them
had norvo enough to saw wood In the
summer time. By tho timo tho Idlor
had watched tnelr rumblinp-.nd in
ternal dlssentlons for, twenty-nine
minutes, he became disgusted and felt
thirsty. About that time a senior
hove in sight, mailing air holes in tho
atmosphere with als nowly acquired
and justly prized walking attachment.
It was so comical that the Idlor forgot
ho was thirsty and waited to watch
tho wiry nnd willful wnlfs of Junior'
dom wreck wrathful rngo on tho con
tomptous capricious caput of tho so
gaclous and Biissy sonlor slinking bI
lontly nnd solomnly southward.
But thundor'n mud! Tho way thoy
pounced on that follow would havo
caused a dog fight. His cano didn't
last any longer than Ico cream In
July with tno wind in tho south.
Every ono of them had It insldo of
thlrtoon seconds except tho sonlor and
it wasn't his fault that ho was loft out.
It was tho first prlzo of tho season
and taken just two hours and thirty
nine minutes after tho senior had paid
forty-sovon cents down and deposited
his old shoes to got it. Tho Idlor wan
dered n little closer as ho was thirsty
and thought maybo ho could find that
fiver. But not a poop of it. But you
ought to havo scon tho senior:
"Ah, fellows, don't tako It; hain't
had no chanco to 'avo any fun with it
yot. Plcaso glvo It back to mo. 0,
mamma, mak'em," and it reminded tho
Idlor of a callopo whistle in a street
parade. It was mighty funny but it
wasn't a drop In thu can compared to
tho wav the muckers passed it over.
Lit was just llko a foreign missionary
Tho Idlor notices that certain ex
changes havo said a good deal of late
concerning tho desirability of cnape
rones on certain occasions. In fact it
is stated about some institutions that
stops hove been taken by tho faculties
to prohibit use of cabs and other con
veyances to and from parties, un
less chaporones aro present. As far
as tho Idlor knows, no ono around tho
University of Nebraska over thought
of having a chaporono oxcept Insldo
of a ball room and then It 1b dono In
order to sell tickets for tho occasion;
kind of a Becond hand attraction, you
know. It may bo alright and there is
no use kicking about. Tho sentiment
has been expressed as follows, by per
"TIs wrong for any maid to bo
Abroad at night alone.
A chaperono she needs till she
Can call some clmp'er own."
thomsolves to tnuiafor any nnd all
students from tho unlvorslty to tho
othor nbodo at tho first sign of raving
madnos8. Moanwhilo wo doslro to saw
our own wood; wo nood no holp. Our
privllogoB shall bo UBod as wo boo fit,
bo long as thoy In no way conflict
with our obligations to othor colleges
TO HELP ATHLETICS.
Tho nthlotlc board has rocontly boon
BUccosBful In making arrangements
for tho proBontatlou of a chalk talk
by Mr. ChnB. E. Rosoncrans. Mr. Ros
oncrnns is n enrtoonist of rnro ability
and Is nt present mnking a BuccoBsful
tour In tho west on his vny to Chicago
whoro ho haB secured an nppolntmont
on tho Btnff of tho Chicago Nows as
cartoonist. Porsonnl lottors road
from Btvoral who havo nttondod his
unlquo blnckboard lectures stato for
an ontortalnmont of this sort Mr.
Rosocrans Is unsurpassed. Tho ontor
talnmont will bo glvon on tho ovonlng
of March 27 In tho unlvorslty chnpol
nnd tho proceeds will go for tho bene
fit of athletics. No ono should miss
this ontortnlnmont nnd tho cnuso Is
worthy of tho loyal support on tho
part of ovory student faculty member
and alumnus In tho unlvorslty.
Officially adopted by the lending Col
leges, Schools, and Athletic Clubs of the
country. Every requisite of Base Ball,
Golf, Tennis, Athletics, Gymnasium.
Spnlding's Official Lenguc Ball is the
official Ball of the National League, and
all the lending College Associations.
Spalding's Base Ball Guide for 1000, 10
cents. Handsome catalogue of Athletic
Sports free to any address.
A. G. SPALDIHG & BROS.,
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If you are ffolug to the
Dont complete arrangements until you
have secured information regarding the
personally conducted excursions via
Wo clip tho following from tho Colo
rado college Tiger upon tho coming
debate with that institution, and
would puggest tnat if it is something
warm they aro looking for, Nebraska
ought 1o bo ablo to show them that
Lincoln is a long distance from
"If eilenco is a sign of mental ac
tivity, then tho mon who are trying
for tho Nebraska debate aro laboring
exceedingly hard. Three weeks ago,
these men woro willing to discuss tho
Boor-Brltlsh question in any and all
phases and bearings; today these same
men aro as silent as Boulder was after
the football game Thoy are sawing
wood. Indications aro good, therefore,
that the winners of tho preliminaries
of March 23, will have passed through
the hottest fire of competition thoy
have ever experienced. The race for
places will bo closo and not one place
is conceded; overy man has to work
for his honors. This is as It should
be. Tho warmer tho preliminary, tho
hotter tho fire that Nebraska must
withstand. Tho trying out of tho de
baters' powers such as tho preliminar
ies will glvo will certainly test the
metal they aro mado of. Ho who best
withstands tho heat of this conflict
will best withstand tho fiery furnace
of Nebraska. Then wo say, let tho
local ilres be burning and tho hotter
"Tho Nebraskan-Hesporian has evi
dently given up a special column for
"heart to heart" talks on oratory.
Besides commenting on tho manifest
distress caused by tho university's re
cent moves, It refers, in nnother edi
torial, to tho now suggestion for their
oratorical league. It seems that the
latest thing Is an "extemporaneous
oratorical contest." My! won't that
bo glorious! Just think of tho drill
and profit to come from n fow hours
preparation. Tho shades of tho an
cienta preserve us! Now, wo haven't
any objection at all to extemporaneous
speaking, and It certainly is excellent
practice ; but when any oot of Individ
uals thinks that tho extemporaneous
oration takes tho place of a prepared
orntlon, polished by months of inces
sant work and carefully drilled upon
thoy uro simply mistaken. It takes a
peculiar sort of intellect to mako such
a deduction. Why call it an oratorical
contest at all. Why not say an 'ex
temporaneous blow off.' " Doano Owl.
We would remind our suburban
friends that wo havo, just ono nnd
seven-eighths miles from tho unlvor
slty, nn Institution for erratic minded
persons: we also have a fow well bal-
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