. THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. ' .
Vol. 4, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, FEB. 22, 1896. No. 17.
A Brilliant. Success.
The University German' Club De
The German on the 14th. given by
the University German Club was a
success in every particular.
The dancing commenced immediate
ly after the Glee Club concert and when
the last strains of "Home Sweet Home"
died away, it was near the morning
Never, in the history of the German
Club has a dance been given, which
eclisped that of the 14th,, in regard
to brilliancy, pleasure or good man
We were fortunate in having an un
usual number of visiting young ladies
who sustained with ease the reputa
tion of the daughters of the State for
grace and beauty. As they glided
over the floor,all who saw them loved
Noth Carolina and every "stag"
wished his partner had been among
The German was led, with ease and
abilty by Mr. E. P. Carr, who was as
sisted by his floor managers, Messrs.
Gwyn and Shaffner.
At two o'oclock, refreshments, con
sisting of salads frnits etc., were -'served.'
This was an innovation over the
old method of a supper after the Ger
man. It met with the hearty approval
of all and the managers must be com
mended "for their plan.
Those participating in the dance
Miss Honor a Pattou of PeiVu. with
Miss Lalla Ruth Carr of Durham
Miss Blanche Morgan of Durham
Miss ISeulah Wilson of Morganton
with V. A. Batchelor.
Miss Isabella .Winston of Chapel
Hill with J. F. Shaffner.
Miss Bessie Henckle of Chapel Hill
with II. S. Lake.
Miss Rankin of Salisbury with Arch
Miss MinaBrem of Charlotte with
K. T. Steele.
Miss Sadie Young of Charlotte with
F. O. Rogers.
Miss Eliza Busbee of Raleigh with
V. M. Graves.
Miss Lula Busbee of Raleigh with
R. H. Graves.
Miss Sophie Busbee of Raleigh
with W. J. Weaver.
Miss Lucy London of Pittsboro
with J. M. Stevenson.
Miss Mary Harris of 'Chapel Hill
with F. F. Bahnson.
MissMaggie Strudwick of Hillsboro
with W..E. Davidson.
Miss Lizzie Baker of Baltimore
with W. J. Andrews.
Miss. Mary Bridgers of Tarboro
with Burton Craige.
Miss Jane Andrews of Raleigh with
W. D. Carraichael.
1 Mrs, W. B. Meares of Hillsboro with
Mrs. M. R. Hill of Hillsboro with
Mrs. John London of Chapel Hill
with Dr. London.
Other chapcrones were Mrs. F. H.
Uu.licc of Knleijjli. Mr. W. A. Guth
rie of Durham, and Mrs. A. It. An
drews of Raleigh.
The "Stags" included a few of our
friends from neighboring town 1k
bidcslheuKiiibi rsof the German Club.
They were Dr. Winston, Dr. Basker
ville, Messrs. George Graham, F. L.
Williamson, H. A. Gilliam, R. L.
Gray, P. J. Thomas, Jas. A. Gwyn,
W. D. Howard, W. B. Glenn, R. E.
Follin and W. A. Graham.
We hope to see all the fair visitors
on the Hill again on Field Day and
hope, too, that the German Club may
be as successful with all its future
Dr. Lewis' Lecture.
Dr. Richard Lewis, of Raleigh,
on Tuesday night, in the Chapel,
gave a very instructive lecture on
"The Care of the Eye."
The speaker explained the an
atomy of the eye and by drawings
and illustrations showed how the
rays of light entered the 'eye and
were reflected, thus forming the
Then he proceeded to make clear
how the eye might become defected
through imperfect refraction, classi
fying them as Far-sighted, Near
and Astigmatic. The great princi
ple underlying the care of the eye
is in preventing them' from under
going a strain.
Straining the eye and the mus
cles around it are responsible for
"weak eyes" and also would in
crease the irritiblaty of the nervous
system, in some cases undermining
the general health.
As practical examples whereby
such aa injury was done. the speaker
cited reading by an imperfect light,
in a reclining position, on the train
or in any position where the book
was unsteady. He especially con
demned reading by twilight and
recommended the electric light, as
possessing whiteness and steadiness.
He then attacked the excessive use
of tobacco as injurious to the sight,
stating that in extreme cases it
would produce total blindness.
On the whole, the lecture was
a very usef lul one and coming,
as it did, from an occulist of
enviable reputation, contains many
points which are of practical use to
We are always glad to see the
Doctor on the Hill and wish we
could of tener have the pleasure of
Carolina- Virginia Debate.
Our friends at the University of
Virginia, seem to belaboring under
the impression that we are trying
to back down from the stipulations
first proposed, regarding our inter
college debate. We simply sug
gested additional stipulations which
we think are fair and just.
' Our suggestion was that the de
baters be drawn solely from the Ac
ademic departments of the two Uni
versities, excluding Law and Med
ical. For this we have two reasons.
First, we consider the supreme
purpose in the debate to be to stiirf
ulate an interest in literary work,
and to oiler to society workers an
incentive to their work and an op
portunity to prove to the public the
true result of continual training.
To elect men a debaters who
are law htudents-nu n who, perhaps,
have come from other colleges or
have had experience in this work
would tendto discourage members
of the societies who had trained
themselves for, and looked forward
to this honor. If both colleges are
allowed to choose from the law class
it' will become a necessity to take
the best man possible, wherever he
may be found and as a rule acad
emic students will be shut out from
the contest. We think this would
convert the debate into a mere , con
test' for victory and the real idea of
benefit to the societies will be lost.
Ir the second place we think that
by this arrangement Virginia would
have an unfair advantage over us;
for her law students are drawn from
all' the Southern states. Thus she
would have a much greater field to
choose from, and our academic stu
dents would have great odds to
We are heartily in favor of the
debate and hope'" that it may yet be
established; but 'we do not think it
fair to us to enter it with all the
odds against us.
Glee Club Concert.
The University Glee, Mandolin,
and Banjo Clubs gave their annual
concert in Gerrard Hall on the even
ing of the 14th. The following is
the program as rendered.
1. The Honeymoon March, George Nosey,
Vjl "uc Mandolin Club.
2. The Midshipmite. Adams.
The Glee Club.
3. Waltz Medleys H. S. Lake.
The Banjo Club.
4. Nelly Was a Lady' Foster-Smith.
Mr. Eatman and the Glee Club.
5. Valse, . Bane.
The Mandolin Club.
6. Breeze of the night, Lainoethe.
The Glee Club.
7. The Darkey's Dream, Lansing.
The Banjo Club.
1. Tom the Piper's Son, F. J. Smith
The Glee Club.
2. While the Dance Goes on, Harris.
Mr. Harrell, Glee and Mandolin Chips.
3. Jolly Darkies, Brookes and
Banjo Solo, Mr. Lake.
4. 'Neath the Oaks, Arr. by A". P. If.
The Glee Club.
5. Tabasco March, Chadwick.
The Mandolin Club.
6. O'er the Lake. Shepard.
Mr. Kearney and the Glee Club.
7. Twilight Shadows, Arr.byB.&J).
The Banjo Club.
The clubs are composed of a
large number of talented young
men who show very thorough train
ing. The entertainment is univer
sally considered to be the best giv
en in years. The splendid work of
the Mandolin and Banjo Clubs adds
a great deal to the worth of the en
tertainment. Mr. Lake, the leader
of the Banjo Club, won frequent
encores. His Solo was one of the
eatures of the evening.
" 'Neath the oaks of our old Chapel
Hill," the words of which were
written by Mr. W. R. Webb and
adapted to music by Prof. K. P.
Harrington, is of interest to every
body who loves old U. N. C. It
will appeal to the heart of every
Chapel llillian who hears it.
The Clubs will make a tour, of
the State and, judging fi' the1
entertainment given here, we are
sure that they will be well received'
wherever they give a concert.
Tom Dixott to Give His Lecture
On Wednesday night, the famous
North Carolinian, Tom Dixon, will
lecture in Gerrard Hall. This will
be your opportunity to hear the or
ator of the age. Besides being a
man who can charm 'thousands, he
js a native of our State, and as such
deserves this tribute.
We know by what we have known,
thus Tom Dixon is regarded by
those who have heard him.
"The man is a perfect master of
the art'of oratory. -A7. T. Tribune.
"The building cannot hold the
crowds that struggle to hear him.
New York World. ' ;
"I know Mr. Dixon well. I have
preached in his church and heard
him preach. He is the best lecturer
I ever heard, and I have heard them
all." Rev. Sam Jones.
On Monday, Feb. 17th., Dr Win
ston addressed the student body in
the Chapel. His address was strong
and eloquent. As a result, there
was. a mass meeting of the students
at 4:30 P.M.at which the following.
resolutions were unanimously ad
opted: "We, the student body of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, assembled
in mass meeting,Feb. I7,1896,pass
the following Resolutions, as ex
pressive of our esteem, of our atti
tude toward Dr. G. T. Winston
President of the University, in re
gard to his use of Mr. J.S.Thomas'
name in connection with the Tren
Whereas, we now know . that
Mr. Trenchard was guilty of drinkr
ing and gambling while acting as
"coach" of our Foot Ball team,
Resolved; That we disapprove
of giving him a testimouial of re
gard. Whereas, we think Dr. Win
ston's motive correct in signing Mr.
Thomas' name to a telegram stop
ping work on the testimonial of
watch and chain for Mr. Trenchard,
inasmuch as it expressed considera
tion of.and confidence, in the high
sense of honor held both by Mr.
Thomas and the student body; and,
whereas, Mr. Thomas himself ap
proves of Dr. Winston's use of his
Resolved; That we heartily ap
prove, commend, and endorse , the
whole action of o,ur President in
M. B. Aston Chm. of Com.
J. O. Carr, W.R.Webb', Jr.
S.Browne Shepherd, J.W.Canada.
Sophomore "Are you going to
hear Tom Dixon's lecture'on 'Back
bone.'" Freshman "l lecture on ''Back'
bone No; that is only for Med
The University of Tenn. received
the medal at the Atlanta IvxpoSticn
for the best collective University