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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
Vol. II. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, MAY 18, 1894. No. 26.
The Manager of the foot-ball
team has secured a coach for next
season. He is Yernon K. Irvine,
Princeton '95, who has been grant
ed a leave of absence by the Fac
ulty, and will take lectures here.
He has been playing ball for three
years, but on account of his light
weight has not made the team.
He has substituted Trenchard, the
greatest end in America, and for
whose place Irvine has played.
He will be here during the en
tire seasop. He will judge of men,
their sticking powers and faithful
training. Thorough discipline will
be enforced. No man will be giv
en a place on the team for past
reputation ; he must earn it, and
then work to retain it. Of course,
it is well to work up the very best
material . in college ; everybody
will be asked collectively and in
dividually to train. Two fields
will be laid off, thus giving oppor
tunity for more to train. No man
will be begged, patted and cod
died into playing ; we have had
too much of that already. If a
man will not play without it, he
has not the proper stuff in him to
represent U. N. C. ; he must have
the fulf, loyal enthusiasm; no more
half-hearted business. If there is
in college a man with good phy
sique who will not train he will be
looked upon as being too lazy
not an enviable reputation to pos
sess among your fellows, whose
respect you wish now, and may
hope to win in later days. If he
is too lazy, he will be regarded as
trifling and good for nothing
very bright prospects under which
to begin life.
and dropped the minute they be-
A Northern trip is about arran-
ged for November 1, giving ample
time to return for mending up,
preparatory for the U. Va. game,
which wo must and will win.
f Dates with Lehigh, Naval Acad-
emy, Princeton and LaFayette
!, have been secured. Several North
ern teams will come South in Oc
i tober, and we will play them also.
The training table has been al
ready arranged for by the mana
ger. There, will be two tables for
fourteen each, one for the 'Varsity
and one for the second eleven.
About twelve will be- allowed to
start in at the table, and others
taken in as they become worthy,
We have gotten even with Le
high in base-ball ; no w for foot
ball. All the old men have sworn
to do all in their power to help
not by ' individual play, but by
team work. .
DR. BATTLE'S LECTURE.
The third of the series of semi
monthly lectures before the Uni
versity Y. M. C. A. was delivered
in the chaperon last Sunday after
noon by Dr. K. P. Battle ; subject,
" The Legal Murder of John the
There are two kinds of stories
in the Bible, those historically true
and parables or allegories. The
story of the death of John the
Baptist belongs to the former class,
and the more we study ancient his
tory, the morewe find this story
absolutely true in every detail.
The four actors in this tragedy
are John the Baptist, Herod An
tipas, Herodias, Herod's wife; and1
Silome, her daughter by a former
husband. John had been foretold
for many years as the one who
should come as the prophet of God
to sjpeah for God to the people.
He was born of good parentage,
and spent his youth and young
manhood in the desert, where he
supported life upon the honey of
the wild bees and upon the flesh
of the grasshopper or locust. Her
od Antipas was the son of Herod
the Great and Roman Governor
of the province of Judea; but he
was ambitious to become King of
the country, and to this end had
married Heroclias, his brother
Phillip's .wife, who was a princess
of the Jewish royal line. This
marriage was utterly abhorrent to
the Jewish mind, but was perfect
ly legal from the Roman point of
view. Silome was Herodias'
daughter by her former husband.
John the Baptist had been once
before driven out of the country
for stirring up sedition among the
people ; for Rome was very, ill
disposed toward any secret organ
ization or any assemblage of the
people ; but the crime for which
he suffered execution was that of
questioning the title of Herod's
wife. This is a capital crime in
all countries, and is the same of
fence for which Sir Thomas Moore
lost his head in England. John
the Baptist was probably formally
tried and convicted, but Herod
hesitated to sign his death war
rant, because lie was anxious to
secure the goodwill of the Jewish
populace, and John was popular
with the people.' So the prophet
languished in prison, under the
death penalty. This is by no
means an unknown occurrence in
modern times. Herod gave a cel
ebration in honor of his birthday,
and on this day Silome danced be
fore the assembled guests. This
dance consisted simply of graceful
posturings, but Herod was pleased
that the princess had deigned to
amuse them, and he made his rash
promise. The result was thedeath
of John, bringing fatal results to
Herod also, for he lost the favor
of the Jewish people, and finally
Herodias, who refused prosper
ity away from her husband, was
involved in his ruin.
This terrible tragedy impresses
upon us the evil of four things:
liasty words Herod's hasty prom
ise to Silome resulted in wide
spread ruin ; drink Herod was
doubtless drunk when he made his
rash promise; ambition it was
the ambition of both parties that
led to the fatal marriage of Herod
and Herodias ; hatred it was He
rodias' hatred of J ohn that
prompted her to advise Silome, to
that fatal request.
Of all these persons, the first
live in the memory of men in de
served obloquy, but the name of
John has a high place upon the
roll of the saints, and of him Christ
spoke tht3 grandest eulogy ever
spoken of a man.
Quite a crowd of 'Yarsity men
and alumni witnessed the games
in Greensboro last week with La
fayette. The Lafayette men made
a fine impression upon their South
ern friends, and many incidents
transpired which will long be re
membered by the jolly collegians
who met Wednesday in the Ben
bow corridors. It is desired that
Lafayette and University North
Carolina have a date for foot-ball
next season. Their recent rela
tions in base-ball would augur a
pleasant and fair-played "game.
We trust that the Bed and Maroon
may come South again, especially
in the college career of those who
have known its supporters.
The following, sent by a young
lady of G. F. C, affords opportu
nity for quite a good deal of specu
lation: ' ;.'V ''::'r:;.':V-';
Two " 'Varsity " boys, with horse, so
pore,",;;. :', ;-.
Hitched their beast near the College door.
While one was on courting bent,
The other back in the buggy leant.
" You've lost your way," says Dr. R.
" I can't get out from the palace cat."
"Then I'll show you the way," was the
And '"Varsity" horse from the campus
An incident veiled in mystery.
IT. N. C. V. U. VA.
Messrs. George Graham, Bry
son and Bridgers accompanied the
ball team on their trips and play
ed the representatives, of U. Ya. a
set of doubles and singles. The
result will show that, as "George"
says, Yirginia was easy fruit:
U. N. C, 6 6 6
U. Va., 1 4 3
U. N. C, 6 6 5 6
U. Va., 3 4 7 3
For Yirginia, May berry played
the best all-round game; for U.
N. C, Bryson took off the laurels.
The Yirginians entertained their
visitors very pleasantly, and the
plaers from here desire to express
their thanks and appreciation for
The games with Bichmond Col
lege resulted as follows :
U. N. C, 6 7 6
R. C , 4 5 1
SINGLES ONE SET.
U. N. C, 7
R. C, 5
The Richmond Club kindly ex
tended their courtesies to our rep
resentatives on Franklin Street
We trust this may not be the
last of a series of contests with the
The pitcher was drunk and the bases
And the umpire talked through his hat,
While the , spectators howled with a
shriek of delight, ;
When the base-ball went off on a bat.
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The lover and the gas are foes,
Without an earthly doubt,
For every time the one comes in
The other one goes out. Ex.