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out first, Mureland second. Thno 8 minutes 9 seconds '
(Too much mud.) Prize, ilnnncl shirt. Thrco entered foi
Btnnding broad jump. Nowcomer led with 0 ft. 5 in.
Troyer 0 ft. 4 in. Prize, 1 doz. photos. Itiinning broad
jump was wonnlso by Newcomer, 17 ft. 8 in., with Troyer
second. Prize, $1.50 straw hat. Five tried the 210 yds
dnsh,Stochtonbcingsuccessful, and C. E. Tingloy second
Time, 25 BccondB. Prize, French calf shoes. In casting
the shot Cornell proved the best ninn, throwing 27 ft. 11
in. T. A. Williams cjuno second. Prize, "Ilnllnm's Middlo
Ages." In tho light weight wrestling match, Skiles and
Mnrk.WoodB threw Pollard and Hibbard. Skiles and
Woods being thus required to wrestle in order to settle.
This was deferred till later. In tho heavy weights, Almy
nnd Scott, llanBom an. I Bryan contested. Almy and
Bryan woro tho topmost men. A rain coming up, further
exorcises were postponed until Tuesday, June 11, in the
On Tuesday afternoon tho remaining exercises of Field
Day woro performed. Tho day was bright, tho ground
in fair condition, and a largo crowd viewed the, sports.
At 1 :45 tho square hold wreBtlo was called. Mark Woods
and Almy responded. Almy was tho heavier but thoy
proved equally matched. Time called in 12 minutes with
advantage for neither. Tho tug of war between Seniors
and Sophomores came next. Williams, C. W. Bigelow,
Allon, and Nowcomer (anchor) woro tho Senior team. W.
T. Brown, Schell, Fogarty, and Bryan (anchor) were tho
Sophomores. When time was called '89 had four feet
advantoge. Tho Freshmen and Juniors next tugged.
L. E. Troyer, Jewell, Stockton, and Yates (anchor) were
tho Freshies; Mnrsland, F. II. Woods, C. E. Tingloy, and
Almy (anchor) were tho Juniors. Juniors won by 8
inches. In tho final wrestle of tho light weights, between
Skiles and Mark Woods, Skiles won two falls and "Dan
te's Inferno" was his. Tho hurdle raco was won by Mars
land. Prize, flannel coat and vest or bluzer. Tho final
trial of tho heavy weight wrestlers was between Bryan
and Almy. Tho latter Avon, securing tho Grant White
" Shakespeare." In the toad race, Mnrsland reached tho
lino first und received a pair of shoes as prize. In tho tug
of war botween tho two winning teams tho Seniors got
four feet of Junior rope. Both these teams fed at
Brown's as recompense for their exertion. Five couples
entered for tho three-legged raco. Tho Wood-Skiles com
bination was tho fleetest. Each received a pair of tennis
shoes. In tho class relay raco tho Seniors woro Newcomer,
WillinniB, Stephens, C. W. Bigelow, M. I. Bigelow, and
Allen ; tho Juniors, Mnrsland, Tingloy, A. F. Woods, Hag
gard, F. I T. Woods, and Almy; tho Sophomores, Fog
arty. Plumb, Schell, W. T. Brown, and A. M.Troyori tho
Freshmen, White, Yates. Hyde, S,eybolt, Hibbard,
and Stockton. About three-fourths of a milo was run
and the Seniors won. Thoy can now sport canes, as
these wore given as prizes. In tho standing high jump
Schell and Whitv contested. Schell won with 51 feet, 0
inches. A fountain pen was his reward. The running
high jump wus won by Mnrsland with 4- feet, 0 inches,
Porterfield following closoly. Prize, flno cuff buttons.
Tho square hold wrestle was then finished. After a long
strugglo Almy 'throw Mark Woods, thereby providing
himself with footwear. Six entered for tho long throw
and Ilydo, throwing 275.9 feet, took a necktie as his
prizo. There wns much onthusiam all through tho ox
orcisea nud much enjoymont was afforded the spectators.
Dr. Duryon gavo somo good advico to tho seniors, on
Sunday, when ho told thorn to write upon their foreheads,
"Thou shnlt not steal." Tho natural depravity of tho
class was too great to bo counteracted by mero advico,
however. An hour after tho sermon two plug hatted
seniors woro found in another man's cherry treo.
At about Hvo o'clock tho Alumni of tho Unlvorslty nssomblod In
ono of tho lecturo rooms of Nebraska Hull whore thoy listened to nn
address by 1'rof. Geo. E. Howard on "Tho Evolution of tho Mod
ern University." Tho lecturer began by a discussion of tho early
unlvorHltloB of Italy .France, and England, tho gradual rlno of tho
college UH oppoHed to It, and tho llnal victory of tho latter. Tho de
velopment and Improvement of tho Engllidi college wan brlolly
sketched and tho direct descent of the American denominational
collego pointed out. The chief defectH of tho Hyutem wero oxcesslvo
scholasticism, contempt for subjects of practical Importance, of tho
ovcrtdindowlng power of the church. Tho Revival of Learning In
Europe nnd more OHpeclally lt effect In America was presented at
Homo length. The rlno of the Herman UnlvorHltlcH under tho Influ
ence of the ltonntssunce, tho distinctive points of theHo Universities
and the analogies of our own western limitations of learning with
those of Germany, wero forcibly described nnd tho closer relations o
tho University and tho Statfl pointed out. Tho lecture closed with a
poworful statement of tho dangers of modern legislation and of tho
duties of those oducated by tho Statu In guarding It against tho
tinkering of Ignorant legislators.
A voto of thnnks was tendered to Prof. Howard by tho Alumni
Association and a copy of tho lecturo askod for publication.
After a few minutes spent In social Intercourse the Alumni wero
cnllod to tho museum where tho banquet was laid. With Will Owen
Tones as toastmaster, toasts wen) responded to as follows:
Will O. Jones, '80 .'. Toastmaster.
"What arc wo nero for?" 0. a. McMillan, 'ST..
"Tho NoxtTwonty Years." W. II. "Wilson, '78.
"Tho Teachers," Lnwrenco Foeslor, '81.
"Intellectual Llfo Outside of College," Frnnk Parks, '81.
"Tho Legislature," S. I). Cox, '80.
"Western Culture," Jcbso II. Holmes, '84.
"Tho First (Irny Hair." 1). H. Morcer, '80.
"Tho dates Ajar" (Illustrated) F. A. Manley, 'Ml.
"A Suggestion," Mrs. 11. Davis, '80.
Tho alumni presont wero: 73, .1. S. Dalos; '70, I'rof. G.E. Howard;
Mrs. Prof. Howard; '78, Mies Mary A. Carter, II. II. Wilson; '7!,
Mrs. H.M. Atkinson, Prof. C.N. Little; '80, Prof. H. W. Caldwell,
S. I). Cox. D. II. Mercer, Mrs. II. II. Wilson, Prof. II. K. Wolfo; '81,
Lnwronco Foswlor, Frank Parks, Miss Anna It. Schuckmau, J. II.
Sllvornnll, Miss Mary A. Treeman; '82, II. II. Davis, N. '., Snoll; 83,
Mrs. CIiiih. T. llrown, A. O. Taylor; '81, Mrs. N, K. Snell, .1. H.
Holmes, It. L, Marsh. Mrs. n. F. Johnson, K. J. lloblnson ; 'Ki, Mrs.
Prof. Chas. K. llonnott, Prof. C. O. McMillan. Prof. A. Q. Wnrnor;
80, J. 11. Foreo, Q. B. Frankforter, A. L. Frost. MIrs Kathleen
Hoarn, Will O. Jones, Mrs. 11. B. Davis; '87, P. F. Clark, Elton Ful
mer, W. S. Perrin, Miss Laura Itoborts, MIhh Delia Stratton; '88, II.
P. Barrett, Jay A. Barrett, Miss Alma Benedict. Cornelius Jnnssn.
Jr., F. W. Kramor, C. S. Loblngler, N. It. Pound, J. It. Schoflold. J.
a. Smith, W. II. Wagner. '89 was thoro In forco, but tholr names
havo appeared so often In this sheet that wo forbear printing thorn
again. Thoro woro other invited guestsbut wo could got no reliable
list of them.
With such a gathering of old friends a Jolly tlmo was a foregone
conclusion. Tho repast was oxcollont. tho toasts bright and witty,
and "nil went merry as a marriage boll." As tho alumni become
more numerous, theso occasions are greater In Interest. Tho Hkb
I'KIiian wishes health, hupplnoss, and prosperity to ovory son and
daughter of our beloved nlmn water.
Every seat was taken in tho body of tho chapel whon
tho concert opened with an ovorture"Maritana Arr. by
Wallace" by tho University orchestra. Tho orchestra is
sixteen strong and tho way in which tho selection was
oxecuted bospoko good training.
Tho Univorsity choniB of thirty-six voices sang "Who
Knows What tho Bolls Say?" very Hinoothly andin good
timo. Miss Cochran has done faithful work in training
tho chorus nnd it novor was in hotter condition.
Miss May Pershing oxecuted a very pleasing piano
solo, "Polka do la Boine llnff."
Tho next nunibor was a vocal duos " A in ore P'wsu to,"
rondored by Miss Georgia Taylor and Miss Alia Lantz.
This was much enjoyed by the audience.
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