. 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 serves Credit. 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 hours. . 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 agent. '. 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 number. 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 were: . Miss Honor a Pattou of PeiVu. with Stuart Hill. Miss Lalla Ruth Carr of Durham with C.K.Dey. Miss Blanche Morgan of Durham with E.C.Gregory 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 ie Henderson. 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 T.N; Webb. Mrs. M. R. Hill of Hillsboro with Prof. Cain. 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 dances. 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 "focus." 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 the student. We are always glad to see the Doctor on the Hill and wish we could of tener have the pleasure of hearing him. 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 contendagainst. 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. v 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. Pakt I. 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. Part II. 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 Dewton. 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. Coming. Tom Dixott to Give His Lecture on "Backbone." 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. Mass Meeting.' 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 chard testimonial. 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 name. Resolved; That we heartily ap prove, commend, and endorse , the whole action of o,ur President in this matter. 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 ical students". The University of Tenn. received the medal at the Atlanta IvxpoSticn for the best collective University work.