! THE TAR. HEEL.
P THE OFFICIAL ORGAjToF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, K. C, JANUARY 10, 1895.
j An Apology for Living.
I By reference to the last numbers
i The Tar Heel, White and Blue,
Tcxvs and Observer of Dec. 4th, and
he University Magazine you will
fbserve that the undersigned has
feen making a "fool" of himself in
feveral different attitudes lately. I
write this to slightly modify, if pos
fible, the seemingly prevalent opin
ion. 1 Firstly, I had the presumption to
tend a contribution to the Magazine
Svhich, unfortunately, was accepted
Secondly, I, in an unguarded mo
nent. consented to read a paper be
fore the Shakspere Club, and did it.
fThis is the "head, and front ot my
I auote from the Tar Heel
"Under the title, V Christmas for
nn " FHsha B. Lewis undertakes
a dialect story, that fatal pitfall for
many a one who has tried to maice
for himself a place in literature.
The scene is laid principally in a
Western mining camp. The author
is not consistent with himself in his
use of dialect, and some of the inci
dents of the story are quite tame.
The reference to the Due d'Orleans
and Comte de Paris seems to us to
be quite out of keeping with the
rest of the story. On the whole,
however the effort is quite credit
able. Pretty tough, isn't'it? I was al
most prostrated when I read these
harsh words. "Undertakes a dia
lect storv. that fatal pitfall for
many a one who has tried to make
for himself a place m literature.
"The author is not consistent with
t.:if u ner nf dialect." "In-
illlUBCll if- i"o "J " .
cidents of the story are quite tame.'
"The reference to the Due de'Or
leans and Comte de Paris quite out
of keeping with the rest of the
story." "On the whole the effort
is auite creditable:' Query : How
does he reach this conclusion ?
If the reviewer will give his kind
'net-mission. I wish to make a few
statements in defense of my poor
It was written several years ago
at the request of an old schoolmate
for a Christmas edition ot a news
paper, which the said schoolmate
Tt. was never
sent as I did not like it myself. It
is an incident in the life of another
friend, told me by himself. The
story adheres in all particulars to
his statement. The reference to
the Due d'Orleans and Comte de
Paris may be "out of keeping with
the rest of the story," and probably
but the narrator, to me, put
them there. Some of the incidents
are no doubt, 'quite tame, but they
happened nevertheless. I careless
ly, I admit, adhered to his state
ment. If had manufactured them
I would have had the hero kill In
dians by the score, or portrayed him
as "Dead wood Dick, the Boss Road
Agent," or at least had him to res
cue some captive maiden from the re
lentless ' Young-Man-af raid-ot-the-water.
' ' For western stories of this
kind I refer, the reviewer, by per
mission, to Beadle & Co., New York
And now as to 4 'that fatal pitfall,
the dialect. That is about the only
thing in the story that I claim.
And I admit that it is poor, very
poor, "inconsistent" even, but I did
not "try to make for myself a place
in literature" by means of it. The
reviewer seems to hint that it was
a'kind of presumption for me to at
tempt it. Perhaps it was, but I
ived and worked in a Montana mm
ing-camp -many long months. .
have traveled through nearly every
State west of the Mississippi and I
submit that it is rather tough to be
criticized so severely by a reviewer
who perhaps never has been any
farther west than balisbury.
And this doughty reviewer is not
content with riddling my story.
Again I quote from the same issue
of the Tar Heel:
'Mr. Lewis read the last paper
on "Touchstone; or, The Fool." It
was somewhat surprising to see how
a man of his intelligence could so
well represent this personage." :
This was evidently meant tor wit,
but how in 'the name of common-
sense did I represent Touchstone
anv more than Mr. Allen repre
sented "Orlando." Why was it
more surprising than to see how Mr.
Worth represented "Jaques." My
"intelligence" must be below that
of others who appeared before the
Club. But this little pleasantry
isn't a marker to what appeared
in the Nexus & Observer the week
following the meeting of the Club.
T nuote from it:
"Mr. E. B. Lewis, one of onr
most valued additions to college so
ciety, read the closing paper on
Touchstone. The fool turned zvise
man and. with flashing wit and
Great foot-balls! What a load
Could the N. & O. reporter here be
the aforementioned reviewer? What
difference does one small period
Finally, brethren, I would not
mind being swallowed by a whale
hut I do hate to be nibbled to deatn
hvt.adr.oles and minnows. I have
reached two conclusions about this
matter, one is to assassinate with a
big rude club that editor of the
Magazine who next asks me for a
retribution, and the other is that
is Dr. Hume ever again asks me to
appear before the Shakspere Club
he had better do it through a tele
E. B. Lewis.
To deside the class championship
in foot-ball the managers and cap
tains of the respective teams have
agreed that the senior foot-ball
team should play the Sophomore
team, and that the Juniors should
play the Freshmen. The , number
of games to be played to decide the
winner in each case was left to the
managers of the respective teams,
which were to play with each other
The winners were then to play each
other for the championship, and it
was to be decided by a series ot
three games; the first of which was
expected to take place on or near
Thanksgiving Day. The Seniors
and Sophomores have decided their
contest the Seniors being the victors,
and the Senior team has waited pa
tiently for the winner of the con
test between the Junior and Fresh
man teams, but he has failed to ap
near. This throws both the Junior
and Frsehman teams out of the
race as they havn't carried out the
first part of their agreement. The
Seinnt- foot-ball team ts therefore
the champion class team of U. N.
C, 'and the Sophomore ranking
Dudley Lindsey, Wile J.
Weaver, Manager and Captain of
the Senior Team; T. H. Bailey,
S. Browne Shepherd, Manager
and Captain of the Sophomore
All America Elevens.
The Harvard Daily News gives
the following make-up of the All
America eleven for 1894 as selected
by S. R. V. Crosby of Boston:
Ends, Hinkey, Yale, and a.
Brewer. Harvard; tackles, Waters,
Harvard, and Beard, Yale; guards,
Mackey, Harvard, and Wharton,
Pennsylvania; centre, Stillman,
Yale; quarter-back, Wrenn, Har
vard: half-backs, Butterworth,
Yale, and Knipe, Pennsylvania; full
back. Brooke, Pennsylvania.
Caspar Whitney chose the foll
owing All America team:
Ends. F. Hinkly, Yale, and Gel
bert, Pennsylvania; tackles, Wa
ters. Harvard, and Lea, Princeton;
o-uards, Wheeler, Princeton, and
Hickok. Yale; centre, btilllman,
Yale. Quarter-back, Adee, Yale;
half-backs, Knipe and Brooke, both
of Pennsylvania; full-back and cap
tain, Butterworth, Yale.
Begin the new year by subscrib
ing for the Tar HEEL.
The Proposed Athletic Association.
We give below the account pub
lished by the Universit)" of Georgia
Red and Black of the meeting of
representatives of Southern colleges
held in Atlanta on Dec. 22nd, for
the purpose of forming an Athletic
"Through the instigation of Dr.
Chas. II. Herty, there was held in
Atlanta on the 22nd. of last month,
a convention of representatives from
eight prominent Southern colleges
for the purpose of organizing a
Southern inter-collegiate athletic
association. Dr. Herty had had the
plan in view for a long time and
had written to several of the prom
inent members of the athletic asso
ciations of several Southern colleg
es. The convention was the result.
Saturday, Dec. 23rd, saw the fol
lowing representatives of their re
spective colleges gathered at the
Kimball House. The University ol
North Carolina sent Mr. George
M. Graham, Vanderbilt sent Dr.
W. L. Dudley, the University of
the South was represented by Mr.
R. F. McMillan, the A. & M. of
Alabama was there in the person of
Mr. J. R. Dewberry, Ga. Techno
logical school was heard from by
Mr?E. Cr Smith, wlble Dr. iierty
represented the U. of Ga.,and Johns
Hopkins University. The delegates
immediately got down to work and
drew up the constitmtion in regard
to inter-collegiate athletic games.
The organization was called the
Southren Inter-collegiate Athletic
Association, and elected Mr. W. L.
Dudley, President; Mr. R. F. Mc
Millan, Vice President, and Dr. C.
H. Herty, Secretary and Treasurer.
An executive committee was elected
consisting of the three above offi
cers. The constitution will be sub
mitted to the different Southern col
leges for their approval, and as
soon as that is done, a schedule ot
games will be fixed upon for the
coming foot-ball and base-ball sea
son. There is no doubt that the
result of this convention will mean
much for the improvement of Ath
letics in Southern colleges."
There will be an important meet
ing of the General Athletic Asso-
ciation in the Chapel on next Satur
day afternoon, January 12th, at 2:30
o'clock. Every member should at
tend. G. G.Stephens,
J. W. McAlisTER
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