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The Tar Heel,
University of North Carolina.
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A. B. Andrews, Jr.
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Thursday, April 13, 1893.
Dr. Eben Alexander, who lias
been appointed minister to Greece
and who at the present time holds
the chair of Greek in the Uni
versity, was born at Knoxville,
Tenn., March 9th, i8;i. He
entered the University of Ten
nessee in 1 868, and after com
pleting the Freshman year enter
ed Yale, from which he gradu
ated in 1873. The same year he
was elected instructor of Ancient
languages at the University of
Tennessee, which position he held
until 1877, when he was elected
to the full professorship of the
same department. During the
year 1 885-' 86 he was chairman of
the faculty of that institution;
the same year he was called to
the chair of Greek in the Univer
sity of North Carolina, which he
has occupied up to the present
time. While at Yale Dr. Alex
ander was a member of the "Skull
and Bones" Society, an organi
zation famous throughout the col
lege world, yet of which but lit
tle is known save the fact that all
of its members are scholars and
Dr. Alexander is a man of
charming personality, possessed
of rare accomplishments, a scholar
of ability and established reputa-'
tion. , During his stay at the
University he has endeared him
self to all who came in contact
with him; in the class-room, so
cially or otherwise, by his uni
form courtesy and kindness, his
big generous heart and genial
manners.; While all rejoice at
the honor that has been bestowed
upon him, yeC we are loth to part
with one so universally loved,
and admired, and whose absence
from our midst will be so uni
We feel sure that Mr. Cleve
land could not have made a bet
ter or wiser selection, and it is
indeed gratifying to his numer
ous friends that he has been made
the recipient of an honor so well
At the regular meeting of the
editors of the Tar Heei, last Sat
urday, Mr. Baskerville tendered
his resignation as editor-in-chief,
much to the regret of all concern
ed. Mr. Murphy was elected in
his stead. Mr. Baskerville has
made an efficient and able chief,
and it is with much regret that
we have to part with him. What
ever success the paper has
achieved has, for the major part,
been due to his indefatigable zeal
and untiring efforts in its behalf.
The University of Vermont
will play the University of Vir
ginia, at Charlottesville, on the
day before they cross bats with
the U. N. C. team. This will
afford some means of judging the
relative strength of these two
Southern teams. In baseball,
however, comparisons cannot be
safely made by such means.
OUR -YOUNG ALUMNI.
Rufus Patterson, '93, is with
Messrs. Linton, Hubbard & Co. ,
12, Red Lion Square, London,
J. C. Braswell, '90, and John M.
Sherrod, are engaged in the man
ufacture of tobacco, a t Rocky
Mount, N. C.
J. Ludlow Skinner, '92, is in
the cotton brokerage business, at
Raleigh, N. C.
B. T. Simmons '92, is a cadet
at the U. S. M. A. at West Point,
N. Y. ':b;:-;.
J. M. Morehead, '91, is in bus
iness in New York City.
C. O. McMichael, '93, i s
studying law at the Dick & Dil
lafd law school, Greensboro, N. C.
Fred Green, '91, is studying
law under Judge Avery, in Dur
ham, N. C.
Reuben Campbell, '90, is in the
R. M. Service, and has a run be
tween Salisbury, N. C. and Knox
We notice with pleasure, in the
last issue of the University Mag-
azine, an aoie eaitonai on a
University Press," a printing es
tablishment owned and controlled
by the University authorities.
The University is in absolute
need of such an equipment, and
it is to be hoped that this ques
tion will be agitated until such
an establishment is made.
The University has been dou
bly honored by President Cleve
land, in the appointing of Dr.
Alexander, our able and schol
arly professor of Greek, as minis-
er to Greece, and Hon. Hannis
Taylor, '72, of Mobile, Ala., as
minister to Spain.
Yale will have an exten
sive exhibit at the Columbian
Exhibition. Ground plans of the
buildings on a large scale, and a
complete series of enlarged pho
tographs will furnish a good gen
eral idea of the university plant.
The Glee Club went to Winston-Salem
on Monday evening
and gave two concerts Tuesday
for the benefit of the hospital
A matinee was given at Salem
Female Academy and at night in
Winstou. They carried off
honors from a large and apprecia
The trip was quite a success
though some of the boys don't
exactly see why they could not
speak to their girl friends at the
This probably is the last trip
for the Club this season. They
will sing here commencement.
Professor Harrington surely
well deserves the thanks of the
University. In two years he has
introduced a new institution and
by faithful work made it a perma
nent success, and brought the
University before every section of
the State. No single concert has
ever failed to obtain the applause
of the audience and praise of the
papers, except the one given in
Long may our Club prosper.
Out of the 245 Universities re
porting to the National Bnreau of
Education at Washington, 204
are co-educational. Ex.
The Chicago alumni of North
western University have raised an
endowment fund, $2,300 to be
used for securing the services of
professional coaches for the ath
letic teams. The Hesperian.
A meeting of the Senior class
was called on Saturday by Prof.
Briggs for the purpose of choosing
definitely a minister to preach the
Baccalaureate sermon. Mr. Whit
lock reported that he had confer
red with the President of the
University," who explained that,
inasmuch as the annual sermon
to the graduating class had ceased
to be regarded as a commence
ment attraction, it was. inadvis
able to incur the unusual expense
that would be necessary in get
ting a preacher from a distant
After some disscussion, it was
then decided to invite Bishop J.
E. Granberry, of Ashland, Va.
Mr. E. P. Willard offered his
resignation as class poet, but the
class, recognizing the gentle
man's superior gifts from the
muse. , unanimously declined
The following gentlemen have
been elected honorary ball man
agers for the Commencement
Balls: Mr. H. W. Reynolds,
Winston, N. C; Prof. . W. " A.
Blair, Winston, N. C,; Mr. W.
H. Fuller, Durham, N. C. ; Gov.
Elias Carr, Raleigh, N. C. ; Mr.
O. H. Foster, Raleigh, N. C. ;
Mr. R. B. Raney, Raleigh, N.
C; Dr. R. H. Dillard, Edenton,
N. C. ; Mr. Frank H. Steadman,
Wilmington, N. C. ; Hon. W. A.
Spaight, Galveston, Texas; Mr.
Bennehan Cameron, N. C. ; Dr.
James McKee, Raleigh, N. C.
Petersburg, Va., April 6th.
The boys from Wake Forest
College, N. C, defeated the Pe
tersburg team in a closely con
tested game this evening. Eleven
innings were played and the score
was : Wake Forest 11, Petersburg
10. The battery for Petersburg
was J. Quarles and McGann; for
Wake Forest, Kimball and Tay
lor. The best of feeling prevail
ed throughout the game and the
college boys won many friends by
their gentlemanly behavior.
Many men have wished for riches,
While for power some hearts yearn,
Beauty many a mind bewitches,
While to wisdom numbers turn.
But I do not ask for great things,
A little boone my soul would please;
It is only that my trousers
Would not bag so at the knees.
Ilis puff cravat discarded is
A costly one to boot.
As summer comes 'tis made into
His sister's bathing suit ! !