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ot impress upper classmen in the fra
ternities at once bis social life in the
university is likely to be meagre indeed.
In some colleges the fraternities are
more conservative and take their time
about selecting new members; but in
the Nebraska university it is only neces
sary for one fraternity to begin to rush
a man to make him the neplus ultra of
all the other fraternities This has a
bad effect on freshmen. They come
from high schools where they have been
through the dizzying senior experience.
The best scholars of the class usually
come to the uni. and they need if not
hazing at any rate a dose of the relat
ivity I just spoke about. Instead of
that the mothers' darlings who have
worn their first Prince Alberts just three
short months ago are ruBhed by the
fraternities. Older men for whom in
older schools they would be fagging,
court them, take them riding, offer
them cigars, humiliate themselves in
every way flittering to the freshman
heart, and spoil them before they join
a fraternity which has been built up
and organized by the unselfish and
loyal work of upper classmen.
It takes some time for a new member
to realize that he was rushed because
bis fraternity brothers thought that
eventually he might be licked into
shape as a good and creditable member.
Some of the boys never get over it and
the rest of the fraternity never cease to
regret their too precipitate choice.
There is no question but that the or
dinary freshman needs hazing if not of
physical severity at least of the cruel
snubbing and scorning that only upper
classmen know-how to administer.
You do not live in a university town,
Penelope; I am obliged to keep re
minding you of that, and you do not
see the outrageously fresh little fresh
men on the streets, away from home for
the first time, and insolent with the in
Bolence of youth and a conceit murtured
by a year of high school seniority and
by a family's pride. The rushing does
not eeem to affect the girls in the same
way. As soon as the latter join a bo
rority they seem to lose individual pride
in pride of their organization. They are
immediately anxious to do something
useful for the sorority. But girls care
more to please than boys do. They
seem to feel responsibilities and to re
spond to them. Boys, from the first
breath of conscious masculinity, which
they draw somewhere about three years
of age, assume a cumber of rights and
privileges to be happy and comfortable
at the expense of other people. While
girls never can be really happy if their
happiness is bought at the price of
somebody's discomfort On rare oc
casions s boy like Buddha is born, who
does not like to torment animals nor
enjoy the sight of the effect of pain.
But Buddha would cot make a good
hustler and it is doubHess just as well
that he is not a prototype to any great
Every theatre goer is desirous of see
ing Stuart Kobson as "Bertie the lamb"
in his magniticent revival of "The Hen
rietta," tonight at the Oliver Theatre.
It cot only means that they are to
laugh as another generation has laughed
before them at Mr. Robson's great com
edy creation, but that they will see that
first and greatest of American comedies,
"The Henrietta," produced more elab
orately than ever. The scenery is ex
ceptionally elaborate and the dresses of
the ladies in the company are unusually
rich and costly. Three members of the
great cast have already been stars on
their own account: Maclyn Arbuckle,
Rubs Whytal and Dorothy Rossmore.
The rest are well known: Estelle Car.
ter, Clifford Leigh, Charles A. Lane,
Mary Kealty, Laura Thompson, Roy
Atwell, Charles Gilbert and Joseph P.
"The Casino Girl," in all' of her or
iginal splendor, will be the attraction
at the Oliver theatre on Saturday eve
ning, October twelfth. In an era of
notable musical comedy productions,
"The Casino Girl" has gained universal
recognition as the greatest of all of the
Lederer efforts. It has been presented
within the two years since its creation,
in every part of England and Scotland,
throughout Franc:, Germany, Hun
gary and Russia and in Australia and
India. In every instance it has met
with a most cordial reception. Man
ager Zehrung desires his patrons to
know that he has secured the New York
and London production of the piece for
presentation here. The cast includes:
Messrs. Frank Bernard, Ben Grinnell,
Harry A. Smith, R. E. Warren and
Harry Short; Misses Clara Palmer, Nel
lie McNaughtou, Carrie Reynolds and
Hattie Arnold. In addition there is a
big chorus contingent of Casino beauties.
A play of strong heart interest at the
Funke Opera House on next Monday
aud Tuesday evenings, is "An Ameri
can Tramp" in which the nerve and
push of the typical American will be
shown. It depicts the hardships of an
honest workman who through adverse
circumstances is compelled to be a hobo,
and shows the magnanimity of this
same tramp who after being rehabilita
ed in society, not only forgives but for
gets all the injustice that has been done
bim. The play also contains many
ludiorous and laughter provoking situ
ations and intensely stirring climaxes.
There will be specialties of an interest
Recently a rosy-cheeked German girl
applied for a position as a domestic in
a'well-known family. The girl learned
to speak the English language in a re
markably short time, but many of tee
expressions did not appeal to her in the
The telephone had a peculiar charm
for the girl. One day there came a
ring and she hastened to the 'phone and
put the receiver to her ear.
"Hello," ehe cried.
"Hello," came back over the 'phone,
''who is this?"
"How do I know?" innocently in
quired the German maid, and to this
day she wonders why the man at the
other end laughed until he rang off
Dear Sir: A report is in circulation
to the effect that in a lecture on ''Verac
ity" last month at the University of
Chicago I taught that under certain
circumstances lying is justifiable. This
report is absolutely false and without
foundation. Some careless reporter
must have ascribed to me a view which
I mentioned only to refute it. Jn the
lecture referred to I maintained with all
the logic and warmth at my command
that lying is never justifiable under any
circumstances or for any purpose what
ever. No other idea of my meaning
could have occurred to any attentive
Will you be good enough to publish
this correction? Yours,
E. Benj. Andrews, Chancellor.
University of Nebraska,
Lincoln, September 21, 1901.
She Marriages, you know, are made
Ho Yee, but let's put up a bluff
OLIVER THEATRE -253sPz2
Corner P ana i3th-Sts.
TONIGHT ON kY- rtS
The most renowned impersonation of to
day in the most noteworthy production
And His 3uperb Company
Joseph P. Keefe.
Saturday, October 12.
Mr. Samuel E. Rork will present
George W. Lederer's Big International Success (direct from
the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, Eng.), the Musical Comedy,
Book by Harry B. Smith, music
by Ludwig Englander. 400
performances in N. Y. City; 300
nights at the Shaftesbury Thea
N. B. The entire New York and London production
will be brought to this city.
Seats on sale three days in advance.
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w . m hi iih, . At j
F. C. ZEHROIG AND 0. T. CRIUPRD
Cor. O and 12th Sts. phone 605
Monday and Tuesday Nights,
October 7 and 8.
By Request of Myriad Theatre Goers, the newest Comedy
By Edward E. Kidder, author, "A Poor Relation." "Peace
ful Valley, " etc.
Do you like Sensation Pathos, Comedy, Uniqueness, Splen
dor a Happy and Thnlhng Combination of all that is good
in the American Play? Large and Expensive Cast, all New
and Expensive Scenery, Magnificent Effects. Breezy, Brisk,
Rapid, Untiring, Interesting. J
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 11 & 12
"It is to laugh." CHAS. R. SCHILLING presents
at George R. Edeson's Great Farce Comedy. New Specialties
I New Sonets. New Dati xr ' o.. specialties,
w . -v, icvy vatenery.