The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, October 05, 1901, Page 10, Image 10
10 THB GOURIBR. I Ss- Ite' IS? . F&Z' - If u- 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 extent. Yours affectionately, Eleanor. THfiATRIGAk. THE OLIVER, 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. Keefe. "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. THB FUNKE. 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 ing nature. 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 proper sense. 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 Pitteburg Dispatch. A Correction. 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 listender. 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 u ucaicu. Ho Yee, but let's put up a bluff ooe here, OLIVER THEATRE -253sPz2 UUUC OiI Corner P ana i3th-Sts. TONIGHT ON kY- rtS STUART ROBSON J THB lAMB The most renowned impersonation of to day in the most noteworthy production given to BRONSON HOWARD'S MASTERPIECE, And His 3uperb Company Including Maclyn Arbuckle, Dorothy Rossmore, Ross Whytal, Estelle Carter, Clifford Leigh, Mary Kealty, Charles Lane, Laura Thompson, Roy Atwell, Joseph P. Keefe. THE HENRIETTA 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, THE Book by Harry B. Smith, music by Ludwig Englander. 400 performances in N. Y. City; 300 nights at the Shaftesbury Thea ter, .London. N. B. The entire New York and London production will be brought to this city. Seats on sale three days in advance. A v 1 1- v Ml I w . m hi iih, . At j 7-&t$W- Wc K. . THE FUNKE DIRECTION OF 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 Melodrama, II D 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 TTO MARRIED me;n: at George R. Edeson's Great Farce Comedy. New Specialties I New Sonets. New Dati xr ' o.. specialties, J" w . -v, icvy vatenery.