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Sfoi. 8-29, No. 31.
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LINCOLN, MAY 2, 1900.
CHICAGO CLUB BANQUET.
Acting Chancellor Besscy Tells of a
Notable Gathering of Unl
xi . versity People.
jLast Monday morning Acting Chan
cellor Bcsscy returned from Chicago
whore ho attended a banquet given by
the Nebraska university club. In re
ferring to his trip, in chapel, on Tues
day he said:
"I bring to you the greetings of the
Chicago branch of the University of
Nebraska. I was called over there last
week to attend the annual banquet
which is given by the University of Ne
braska club In Chicago. They have a
club of all people who have been mem
bers of the University. I speak of
this because I want to urge you as you
go out from this institution to orga
nize clubs in your home town.
On Saturday night there was a recep
tlontlon at which from sixty to sev
en!; former Nebraska people were
present. It Is not an alumni associa
tion, but an association of thoso who
were connected with the university.
This Is so liberally Interpreted that
Mr. Estabrook, formerly a regent of
this university, was Invited to attend.
Furthermore, as we are to have in six
weeks Dean Judson, of Chicago, to
serve as commencement orator, he was
regarded as belonging to this select
"bWd. In the same way Dr. Andrews,
utBptchancellor elect, was brought with-
:c'Bcreu- circie.i- i hwmi n i i i
I need not toll you about the success
of, the banquet, because university ban
quets are always good. There were
numerous addresses. It fell to me to
respond to tho toast "The University of
Nebraska," in which I tried to give the
people who have been out of the uni
versity a number of years an idea of
Vhat the university Is toaay. When I
mentioned that the total enrollment
foi the year would be more than
twenty-two hundred, they were greatly
astonished, I can assure you.
Dr. Andrews spoke on "The Value of
a College Education to man as ho goes
Into public life." He referred very
largely to the University of Nebraska
as he saw It from his standpoint. After
dwelling on tho material prosperity of
tho university, he referred to the other
sldo which is the largest after all
the scholarship sido. I know from
the way In which ho spoko that he
feels he is not coming down, when ho
come up to the University of Nebraska.
The next speaker was Dr. Judson,
who is the acting president of the Uni
versity of Chicago today, In the ab
sence of President Harper. Ho gave
a jtalk which I wish ho could glvo to
tho students of this university. His
subject was "The College man in Poli
tics." He said "It deponds upon tho
man. There is a stylo of college poll
tics which if carried out into the public
would make politics worse than they
are now. It depends on tho man. It
is not upon tiie simple fact that ho is a
collego man, but he must bo a college
maa with pure motives."
I came away from Chicago with tho
Reeling that the regents had made no
mistake in tho man whom they have
chosen for their leader. At this dls
tanco wo hear a great deal about tho
difficulties which Dr. Andrews has had
with the school board of Chicago.
When.you go there and mingle- with (the
better class ol people you "will find
that Dr. Andrews is right and tho mem
bers of tho school board who are
wrong. Now of course among tho
members of this club I expected to find
this feeling, but when I got entirely
out of university circles and met tho
citizens of Chicago, lawyers, profes
sional men, and business men, I found
tho same opinion prevailed in regard
to tho man who is coming to bo your
leader. I mention this because some
people are inclined to think ho has
gone too far. The people of Chicago
who are there for business and not for
boodle are all on his side. In talking
with a prominent lawyer of Chicago,
ho said, "Nino out of ten of tho tax
payers of Chicago regret tho departure
of Dr. Andrews."
Complete arrangements have been
made for the university cadet battalion
encampment at Beatrice. Tho battal
ion will leave Lincoln May 19 and re
turn May 22.
Practice has been started by the
companies in preparation for the com
petitive drill which will be held at
some date previous to going into camp.
A large number of spectators wit
nessed the open drill given by the
Pershing Rifles Thursday evening. The
company was at its best and executed
its movements perfectly. In tho In
dividual competitive drill which fol
lowed Elmer Berry won first place.
,flHBuuuu..ut,.ftni muuum. voters dis unj.
uers to tne atnieuc board May 4, in
Omaha League Team Again Carries off
Honors Game Interesting
to the Last.
The university base ball team played
tho Omaha League team yesterday af
ternoon and tho professionals won with
a score of 13 to 10. Tho university
boys play oxcollent collego ball but they
run up against the real thing when
they try a league team. Two or three
times, thoy were most woefully rattled
lotting in some unnecessary scores.
It was not until ;ho second half of
tho game that Omaha gained her big
lead In scores, omana was first at bat
and went out in one, two, tareo order.
Baer sent a long fly to DoPutron, To
man followed with a sky scraper to St.
Clair and McvMcker ended the Inning
with a similar ono to Reedor.
St. Clair opened for tho university
with a fly to third base. Rceder sin
gled over second and Bliss brough him
home with a three base hit to the roof
of tho engineer's building. Gordon
flew out to center, scoring Bliss on the
hit. Bolen ended tho inning with an
easy ono to tho pitcher.
In the second Inning Omaha tied the
score. Rebsman opened up with a
homo run to right field. Boll captured
Wilson's long fly to the same field.
Hoy followed with a swift grounded to
short, which St. Clair fumbled. O'Con
nell made a hit which brought in the
score. Scully struck out, ending the
Two base hits Rhodes, Doano, Lau
zon, (2), Toman, Hoy.
Singlos O'Connoll, Hoy, Reeder,
Doano, Bliss, (2), DePutron, Gordon,
Struck out Reoder, (2), Rhodes,
Bases on balls Off Bliss, 2.
stead of May 5 as appeared in last
The last event of the series of uni
versity championship swimming races
will bo hold May 3. Among the new
features in fancy diving is the dis
tance plunge, also tho diving by the
city exports will bo of much interest.
The citizens' silver medal will be given
to the university man who has the
largest number of points made in these
three ovents and Including tho state
Intercollegiate swimming contest on
May 18. Other suitable medals and
trophies will be given to winners in
The state intercollcgiato field meet
will be held this year under tho man
agement of Wesleyan university.
Tho university handicap and prelimi
nary field meet will be held on the uni
versity athletic field Saturday, May 5.
This promises to be 6no of tho most
uvely moots ever held on the campus
as there aro already twenty-three en
tries and still some to enter. Men
winning first and second places will
constitute the univereity track team
and will bo given a chance to compote
in the various meets with other col
leges and If the entire team Is sent to
Chicago to tho Western Intercollegiate
moot, Juno 2, they will compete there.
This field meet should receive tho sup
port of every live university student
as -this year will bo tho first time Ne
braska has appeared with a team at
Chicago anu tho prospects aro good
for winning some honors for tho uni
versity. All that is lacking now in
sending a winning team is tho finan
Horpolsholmer & Co. through tho in
fluence of Mr. O'Mahony has kindly
donated a window of thoir department
store to tho, exclusive use of tho uni
versity track eam where trophies,
mcSala and 'records can6e displayed.
ePutro went ou
in ono, two, three order in the uni
versity's half. In the third, Toman
wont out, St. Clair fumbled McVlcker's
grounder. Rebsman and Wilson made
easy outs, ending the inning with Mc
Vicker on third. Another blank was
put in for the university.
In tho following inning Omaha took
a batting streak and piled in three
runs before the side was retired. This
inning and the three following, the uni
versity was unable to score, while
Omaha added a few each inning.
In the eighth, Bliss and his men
braced and by a series of hits succeeded
in running six scores. Ten men faced
the pitcher in this inning, with a total
of six hits, one home run by Gordon,
a three bagger by DePutron, doubles by
Rhodes and Doano and singles by Bliss
and Bolen. In tho following inning tho
university got two moro by a poor
throw to flrst by O'Conneil.
The latter half of the game was char
acterized by hard hitting on each sldo.
In tho eighth Bliss retired in favor o.
Gordon, who pitched the two remaining
innings without a hit scored against
him. Upon tho whole, the game
abounded with interest. Attendance,
about 800. Tho batting order was as
Baer, If ss, St. Clair
Toman, ss .... ,.., ..,.'... 2nd, Rceder
McVlcker, m. . . p, Bliss
Rebsman, 1st 3rd, Gordon
Wilson, c If, Bolon
O'Conneil, 2nd 1st, Rhodes
Lauzon, r m, DoPutron
Hoy, 3rd r, Boll
Scully, p c, Doano
Score by innings
Omaha 0 2 0 3 1 2 2 3 013
University 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 210
Homo runs "Rebsman, (2), Gordon.
Three basohlts-O'Connell, Bliss Do-
STORY OF A PHI DELT PIN.
Tho following story comes from
Washington, D. C:
When General Frederick Funston, of
Kansas, now commanding a brigado in
the Philippines, was in Kansas univer
sity ho belonged to tho Greek letter
fraternity known as Phi Delta Theta,
and always wore tho badge upon his
waistcoat until ho lost it in Alaska
four years ago. Early this winter,
when workmen were engaged in tear
ing up the floor of an old skating rink
In this city, now known as Convention
hall, they found a badge of curious de
sign among the dust on tho ground un
der the cracks between the boards, and
It was engraved the name of Fred
Funston. Capt. Filer, a clerk in tho
pension office, a friend of Funston's,
having learned of the discovery re
deemed the badge from a bartender to
whom the nnder had traded It for
drinks, and sent it to tho Philippines
to General Funston, who has acknowl
edged it with many thanks. Now tho
mystery is how did that badge find its
way trom Alaska to Washington and
through tne cracks of thefloor.of Con-
The regatta, at Poughkeepsio, will
be held June 30.
An expedition from Princeton will
go to Wadesboro, North Carolina, to
view the total eclipse of the sun which
takes place May 28.
Yalo is to havo a new bicycle track,
six laps to the mile. It will bo fur
nished with electric lights for night
Kennedy, of tho University of Chi
cago, has made a new record for that
Institution in tho strength test. Ho
i made a total score of 4,511 pounds,
I beating Black's record by 273 pounds.
1 T encourage bettor kicking in foot
ball the Harvard management has de
! cided to hold a contest and award
three cups to the winners of tho placo
kick, drop kick, and punts.
The first reduction in tho Princeton
baso ball squad was made Friday when
eighty players were dropped, leaving
twenty-one candidates for tho team.
John D. Rockefeller has promised
$100,000 to Wellesley college as soon as
tho college debt of about $9, COO is all
paid. More than half the dobt has al
ready been raised.
Three students have been oxpolled
by tho faculty of "Tho Western, a Col
lego for Women" for belonging to a
secret society. Tho collego is greatly
excited over tho occurrence.
WALL OF FAME TO CuST $200,00.
The executive committee of the coun
cil of Now Yofit university mot recent
ly and mado plans for tho now hall of
famo. It was announced that President
Charles W. Eliot; of Harvard, had ac
cepted tho invitation to bo ono of tho
ono hundred judges who aro to docido
what names shall bo inscribed in tho
hall of fame. Chancellor MacCrackon
said that tho hall would cost about
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