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Tim OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA,1 CHAPEL HILL, N. C, MAY, 9, 1895.
The Chance of a Lifetime.
Thursday evening-, while . the
rain clouds werechasing- each oth
er away over the star studded sky,
and the light of. the full moon 'was
just beginning- to fall on the damp
earth, , a party consisting- of two
carriage loads of college humanity
was wending their muddy way
over the Purifoy mill road to Mer
ritt's School House', where there
were in progress the closing exerci
ses of a country school
The outgoing trip was unevent
ful, and save for the. crunching o
hard apples and the huge' puffs o
cigarette smoke, added to the slash
of mud and the dislocation of : the
stirry seats, the gentle rustling o
the damp night breeze was undis
Soon, however the scene sudden
ly changed, for just a little ahead
and to the right gleamed; forth the
flickering lanterns suspended from
the ceiling oi the school house, :
rather plain structure some thirty
five feet iu length and about twen
ty-three feet in width, lined cross
wise of course with mediaeval desks
and with the usual rostrum covered
with chairs at the farther end.'
Now it might be proper right
here to state that the assembled
concourse of femininitv and mascu
Unity comprised the elite country
folk of Orange, who drank in deep
draughts the nursery-rhymes of the
the irraduatinsr class, and heard
wjth peculiar pleasure the
selections of two celebrated rural
artists. And when the self-consti
tuted and, self-invited Glee Club of
college boys rendered a medley on
the rostrum, beginning with JJro
ther Michael, won t you nana me
down that rope," and ending 'with
"We are selling kindling- wood to
get along," the applause was some
thing deafening; but hist! reader,
the climax has not yet been reach
ed. Mr. VanAstor New Amster
dam Batchelor steps nimbly for
ward as the snowy white stage cur
tains are gently pushed aside, and
in that mellow red apple voice now
famous for its touching sweetness,
murmurs in rhythmic cadence that
poem of feelincr, "The Pardon
Came too Late." The scene which
followed 'is indescribable. The
roof of the buildimr sailed heaven-
in the grand opera. . They charmed
multitudes in the large cities ;of the
world, and when at last they lay
to die but Chapel Hill is
reached and musings are
ward on the last high note, and the
entire audience was bathed in a
flood of tears for the boy whose par
don came too late.
Three collegians who sat in the
sad throng felt their hearts beat
with pride for the self-solicited ef
forts of their comrade, and were
smote with pangs of regret at their
The last number of the evening,
a duet, was sung amid the drying
of eyes, and the memorable com
mencement of Merritt.s School was
ended. The college heroes of the
occasion were almost suffocated
with congratulations, caresses and
fond, longing looks from the las
sies, and Leader Batchellor, Mc
Neal, Wittson, Bradwell, Brown,
and Braswell never felt their impor
tance, more. '" The feature of the
evening was the high tenor singing
of A. W. Par ton who sang with
the Club. and who by , his voice and
presence lent special charm to the
As 'the boys dreamily took; seats
in their carriages, many were the
varied thoughts that filled their
large-brained heads. They had at
last aired, their musical throats to a
arge and appreciative audience.
They saw before them a career of
unparalleled succccss on the stage
1. 1 i i i r
urougnt . to an end, lor some un
couth youth, regardless of the feel
ing of his comrades, strikes up
"Won't you come up to Libry,"
and as the last note dies away the
carriages have stopped in front of
the South Building and a pleasant
good-night has been said.
PROGRAM FOR WEDNESDAY.
The program for the celebration of
the Centennial Commencement of the
University h as been completed and is
a very interesting one. This celebra
tion will take place on Wednesday,
June 5, of commencement week. The
' -11 t' nr 1 tt ill Dm inc luviuiiuuii iuiiicu
cAcrcibes wiu om in memorial nan For the umpire had yelled it was a foul,
And he's never done anything1 since.
.' FOR THE VIRGINIA GAME
TuneThey Wanted Me to take His
The base-ball boys at Charlottsville are in a
The've lost their famous first base, and don't
' ' know what to do.
'Twas just a year ago to-day, that how they
raved and swore
When old "Cap" Smith told the team that
; . . he would play no more.
So Neely had to take his placo and do the
best he could.
To try and catch our boys on first
Th'o trying was no good. v
Then at the bat, he tried so hard to drive the
- ball away.
But he saw to do this- ho would have to prac
. tice many a day. H.
TuneHe's Never Done Anything Since
: '.. 1st verse.
One day a Virginian picked up a stick
And he's never done anything since,
He stepped up to the plate and hit a lick,
' And he's never done anything since.
When the ball flew away U. Va., did howl
But the joyful look turned to a scowl
at 11 a. m., with the singing. of a Cen
tennial Hvmn. comoosed bv Mrs. C.
A J I ttj : : i t. ... t- . . i 1 .1 -.1 , . . 1 1
' uu, uttu iui mauy And she doesn't think so any more.
U. N. C, showed her she couldn't do it all
And she doesn't think so any more,
She thought her victory o'er us would be
And that we would not even cross the plate,
But now we've surely sealed her fate,
And she doesn't think so any more. .
years intimately associated with the
life of the university, and intensely
interested in its welfare.
Then an oration on the "Old Uni
versity," 1795-1861, will be delivered
by INorth. Carolina's most gifted orator,
Hon. A. M. Waddell of Wilmington,
N. C. The speaker graduated from
the University in 1853; and no other
man is better fitted for this occasion
Following this will come a "Cen
tennial Ode bv James D. Lynch Esq.,
of the class of '95. Mr. Lynch is an
alumnus of the University, a member
of the Philanthropic Society, and a
prominent man in the State of Miss
issippi. He is author ot "Columbia
Greeting the Nations," a national ode
written for, and accepted by, the
World s b air Commissioners.
Next will come the "New Universi
a -tone 1 A TT T7M1-- T7 r
ly, io(o-touj a. ji. juer .esq., oi , 2nd VERSE
TIT." A XT g T T7M1 1 J J I
winst-on, iM. . ivir. xner grauuateu Wft r.m- tn win the chamnionshin. we'll do
wun xne ciass or ana is recognized that thing or die.
as one of the leading young lawyers We will run up a large score
ana orators oi our state
After this a "Centennial Sonnet"
will be presented by Mr. Henry Jerome
Stockard, who is fast winning a na
tional reputation as a poet. He was
lioro no n cnrl fti in ,Q'7J,Q1 SinrA
then several noems have, aooeared in 11 g,n,a " aiw 1UU
. .1 . f XT I ' TUNE WHEN I AM AN OLD MAN,
uie w7 auu uluci iwumg Our boys have come to beat to-lay,
azines as me proauct oi nis pen. Virginia in a game
The Alumm will then adiourn to And we are going to beat so bad,
the Gymnasium where an alumni
banquet will be prepared for them at
2 o clock p. m.
TuneThe Man that broke the Bank at
; Monte Carlo.
; ' ' . 1ST VERSE. '
We've just got here from U. N. C, from our
dear old college town
We to Greensborough came, just to win .he
For with Collier in the box we'll surely win,
For with Collier in the box we'll surely win.
As we walk along the base-ball field
With a triumphant air ' ;
You can hear them all declare
They always do get there.
Then for us the girls will call
Then the U. N. C, boyS will squall
We are the team that beat Virginia playing
Before the game is o'er
And then we'll be the
then we'll be the
champions of the
champions of the
classes and various' appropriate toasts,
both prepared and impromptu, will be
At night there will be in the Memo
rial Hall, a reunion of the Alumni by
At 8 o'clock p. m., an address will
be delivered on "The University dur
ing the War," by Hon. II. A. London,
who is welt known throughout the
state He graduated with the class of
This will be followed by an address
bv Stephen B. Weeks Ph D. of the
That she won't know her name.
Virginia thinks she knows just how,
They will sit by But when she meets her Waterloo,
She won't know how at all.
Virginia can't play ball,
Virginia can't play ball, ,
And when she meets her Waterloo,
She won't know how at all.
The Varsity is bound to win,
For that is how she s made;
And that will put Virginia,
A little in the shade..
Just watch the Carolina boys,
What clever boys are they,
And we are bound to win the game,
For we know how to play.
class of '86, on "The University
Alumni in the War."
one of the leading historians ever pro
duced by our state and is now connect
ed with the Bureau of Education at
Washington. His historical work is
attracting attention throughout our
country and his address will no doubt
be a very valuable one.
After this there will be a reunion of
all the classes and ten minutes will be
given to each class for its exercises.
Of course the most of the night will
be consumed in pleasant recollections
and reminiscences by the sons of the
University who have become famous
throughout this union since they last
met within the University walls; but
a night spent in this manner cannot
fail to be enjoyed by old students, and
will surely give stimulus and enthu
siasm to the progress of the University.
Let's everybody give a shout
At . 1 .
The sneaker is Aa everyooay wnoop;
1 lie bpcdKcr is v Carolina's in the swim.
Virginia in the soup,
Hurrah for Collier, Gregory,
And Stanly and the rest;
Hurrah for Carolina, boys,
She plays the very bst.
Tune, Marching1 through Georgia
VUpinia came to Greensboro,
Her thoughts on victory bent;
Losing- the frame to U. N. C.
Was far from her intent.
She hadn't the faintest kind of thought
that her defeat was meant ,
By old U. N. C. forever.
Hurrah: hurrah! hnraah for U.
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah for U.
She i the finest of them all.
And now we slnjf with (flee.
Dear old U. N. C. forever (bis).
j Yale is considering the advisability
of giving up compulsory chapel.
The University of Wisconsin has
ten debating societies.
I The endowment of Davidson College
has been recently increased by $30,
000. i The Yale base-ball team won four
put of seven games on its Southern
i The University of Michigan has
formed a permanent summer school to
begin July 8th.
i The undergraduate course at Johns
Hopkins is to be extended .from three
to four years.
The University of Cambridge has
formed , a banjo aftd mandolin club,
modelled after the American college
! Harvard foot-ball practice has com
menced and will last till the middle of
May. There will be no summer prac
The faculty of Boston University
has decided to allow work on the col
lege paper to count for English in the
Eyes were made to droop,
; Cheeks were made to blush,
I Hair was made to crimp and curl,
' Lips were made oh, hush ! Ex.
The University of Chicago keeps a
tennis team of eight men continually
in training. These lose their places
if challenged and defeated by ten out
The corporation of Harvard Univer
sity cannot agree with the faculty of
that institution about the game of
oot-ball. Consequently another big
game between Yale and Harvard may
be considered as certain.
Whist and chess clubs appear to be
flourishing in all of the leading col-
eges and universities of to-day, and
as an outgrowth of the clubs many en
joyable inter-collegiate matches have
President C. K. Adams, of the Uni
versity of Wisconsin, in speaking of
foot ball, says: "If you trace the an
tagonism to foot ball,, you will find
that it is most intense where the per
son criticising the sport knows the
least about it."
His strong right arm embraced her
Perhaps a bit too tight,
A soft weak wail "bone broken"
Escaped her lips so white.
Her sisters's whispered question
At once divined the cause,
For to her words the maid replied.
"Why, yes, of corset was."
Arthur's arms were still around her;
Several minutes had gone by
Since the first kiss had been given,
And he had sworn for her to die.
"Darling," gently lisped the maiden,
Red as roses grew her face,
"If you never loved another,
How then learned you to embrace?"
Joyously he pressed her to him;
Whispering in her ear in haste;
"Foot ball trainers at college
Made us tackle 'round the waist. "Ax.
Hut soon she learned a thing or two,
Not to be found in books,
Kor she saw the Carolina boys
And didn't like their looks:
And Collier's balls had many a turn
And fifty different crooks;
Oh U. N. C. foreverl
When underneath these oaks we walk no
And step into tho restless, waving sea
Of strife, that will surround uh when we leave
This starting-place upon the road of life,
Though now we ' think Time's hour-glass
choked and slow,
Be sure that when we look back to to this
Through mingling mist of broken hopes and
From battered ship that Lifc'8 rough Btorm
wo '11 think theso days tho shortest ever
And every day since, longer than tho last.