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Vol. 4,
Ko. 18.
The Little Rebel.
The Efforts of the Dramatic Club
Result in Success.
The long- expected first appear
ance of the Dramatic Club is over
and it is with pleasure that we
chronicle their success.
. On Friday the 21st., the Club
presented MThe Little Rebel" by
J. Sterling- Coyne, which proved
to be a very amusing comedy.
In addition, it was well suited to
be the first play chosen as it was
brief and required only a few actors.
Belore the curtain rose, Prof. J.
W. Gore made a short talk to the
audience, in which he referred to
the efforts and labor of the mem
bers of the Club; praising them for
their energy arid congratulatingthem
on the accomplishment of their end.
The scene was a drawing room
in London and the "Dramatis Per
sonae" as follows:
Stephen Poppincourt, V. A. Batchelor.
Arthur Ormiston, Jame A. Gwyn
Mra Wingrove, Ralph H. Graves.
Laura, John R. Carr.
Kitty Vinks, (maid), T. Norfleet Webb.
The Club was assisted by its or
chestra, the Univerity Banjo Club,
whose selections were both pretty
and full of life.
As to the play, we have no ad
verse criticism. The parts were
well played, showing study and tal
ent, accompanied by a determina
te make the Dramatic Club a pop
ular feature of our college life.
The actors gave to their perform
ance a dash and vim seldom seen
in amateur theatricals and, before a
friendly but critical audience, ac
quitted themselves with credit and
IndividuallyMr. Gwyn showed
us publicly what the girls already
knew; that he was well acquainted
with the art of flirtation and love.
Mr. Graves might have been mis
taken for the gay young widow
both in looks and actions. Mr.
Webb's equal as "Kitty Vinks",
can only be found "far beyond the
seas." Mr. Batchelor might well
be indicted -for a case of "aggra
vated assault and battery "on the
character of Poppincourt." He cap
tured the house by his combination
of the dignified and the ridiculous.
Mr. Carr,in the character of the
heroine, was the true modern school
girl, His appearance, to the horror
of "Kitty", in "dish-a-beel" was
decidedly the hit of theevening.
To the aid and co-operation of
Mrs. J. W. Gore and Mrs. E. A.
Alderman in the transformation of
Gerrard Hall into a very pretty
stage, the thanks of the Club are
due. 'And through the kind and
patient instruction and help of Miss
Winnifred McCaull, the Club was
enabled to successfully present their
first efforts. Let us hope they will
not be the last.
Virginia's base ball schedule num
bers thirty games, and the team
will be coached for several weeks
by Hugh Duffy, the Boston Cap
tain. "
Washington's Birthday.
The memory of the great patriot
was celebrated by the students of
the University with appropiate ex
ercises, in the Phi. Hall,on Feb.22.
The Hall was well filled with
loyal students and people from the
Mr. Batchelor' presided, and af
ter an address of welcome by the
President,, Mr. R. G. Allsbrook'96,
in a pertinent and well delivered
talk introduced the orator of the oc
casion, Mr. R. P. Jenkins, 96.
VA National Crisis" was the subject
of Mr. Jenkins' oration. He pointed
out that our adherence to or our res
ignation of the principles of the
Monroe Doctrine at the present time
formed a crisis in our National
The origin and past application
of the doctrine was traced, and its
character as being essentially and
fundamentally American made man
ifest. '
The speaker showed that the
principle of "America for Ameri-
cans ana or the non-intervention or
foreign powers in American affairs
was vitally important in this period
of -English aggrandizement and en
croachment as evidenced in her at
titude towards Venzuela. He ap
pealed for the support and en
forcement of- this doctrine cherish
ed and guarded with patriotic 7,e?l
by our fore-fathers as being a pro
duct of the conditions and needs of
our republic and as being essential
ly necessary to her future commer
cial and national interests.
' The address was timely and very
applicable to our present political
status. The Glee, Mandolin, and
Banjo Clnbs addded to the enjoy
ment of the occasion with their se
lections of patriotic airs.
More interest should be shown in
these exercices by the students gen-
The celebration of this day should
be one of the most important and
well performed events of our college
year and our national loyalty and
enthusiasm should be, at least by
these annnal exercises, deeply
aroused and stimulated.
Messrs. F. M. Pinnix '98 and
H.P.Harding '98 acted as marshals
on the occasion. ,
The Golf Club.
On February 21st., a number of
students met at the D. K. E. Hall
for the puroose of disscussing the
organization of the University Golf
Abount fifteen were present at the
meeting. Dr. Baskerville was elect
ed temporary chairman. Af termuch
discussion, a committee, with Dr.
Baskerville as chairman, was ap
pointed to draw up a constitution
and effect the organization.
t Notice.
For the benefit of my customers
I announce that my entire stock has
ben moved from my old stand. I
am prepared to serve you as before,
m, tie old University Drug btore
builW. A. "A. Kluttz.
Base Ball Prospects.
The candidates for the team this
season are many.
The captain has begun to get them
in shape and we find the Park full of
them evey afternoon. Our prospects
for putting out a very strong team
are good. 1
Everybody knows what a game
Captain Stanley plays, he will play
his old game at short. He knows
the game thoroughly and will work
the available material for all it is
worth. Of the men who. have held
positions on the 'Varsity in the past
eight are in training for the team.
Gregory will again play for second
which he has held for two seasons
with splendid success.
Johnston who covered third neat
ly during the last season will apply
for his old place. Senator Hill is
in good form and is going to play
the game of his life this year. His
bending puzzlers are going to be
hard to find.
Graham W, and Belden.will ap
ply for the outfield. Their field
work last year was tip top and they
give promise of hitting well this
Woodson will continue his good
work behind the bat. He will sur
prize somebody.
Fletcher Bailey is here and can play
"most any old place." , He plays
gwu a l uisv, ui uv v-au on, up
and catch those "Hill Hustlers"
and "Stephen Stunners" just as
Well. He is a strong candidate.
Then our George is still with us
and hasn't an equal in the South,
you know.
, Among last year's scrubs are
some men who are going to play
good ball ;Straw Steele and Browne
Shepherd are among this number.
Other promising candidates who
have played on the scrub are, for
infield, Mangum, McRae, Rogers,
and Henderson; for outfield Brem
and Long.
There is an unusually large a-
mount of new material; Whitaker
Davis, Lewis, Vick, Crank, E wart,
Moize, Best, Winston, Follin, Ste
venson and Pearsall,
Most of these men have had good
training on teams of the Schools in
which they were prepared for col
lege. ;
With this large amount of mater
ial to choose from the men who make
the 'Varsity will be those who
do hard conscientious work and,
above all they must hit sure and
hard. Captain Stanley is going to
discharge his duty thoroughly, and
we predict that the team of '96 will
make an enviable record.
Michigan has selected a woman
as a regular college professor. She
is Eliza F. Mosher, M.D. and she
is Prof, of Hygiene.
The Athletic council of Cornell
refused to grant the petition of the
women of the University asking per
mission to row under Courtney ?s
Harvard has started a class in
Prof. Alderman's Address.
Prof. Alderman of the University
delivered an address before the Nat
ional Superintendent's Association,
in Jacksonville, Fla.,last week.
He delivered one of the principal
addresses of the first day, President
Shurmanof Cornell being the other
He was highly complimented by
leading men from all over , the coun
try and added fresh laurels to his
reputation as a speaker.
The subject , of his speech was
"University and the State in the
South" a candid and forcible pre
sentation of educational conditions
in the South with reference to high
er education especially.
Mr. Alderman is making an en
viable reputation in this line of
We quote the following from The
News and Observer: "Prof. Alder
man made a fine impression on the
entire body and eclipsed the Pres
ident of Cornell. It was the best
delivered speech on the entire pro
The ability of - Prof. Alderman is
now recognized throughout the coun
try. There were present teachers
from all the large cities and wealth
ier States and he made a deep im
pression on them. He has become
a national character.
North Carolina Section of the Amer
ican Chemical Society Organized,
About a dozen of the North Car
olina chemists met in Raleigh on the
22inst. for the purpose 1 of, organ
izing the N. C. Section pf the Amer
ican Chemical 'Society. This is a
new step for the chemists to take
and serves to show some of the push
and energy our scientific men have.
Members of onr faculty have been
most instrumental in the establish
ment of this branch of the large soc
iety of chemists.
The following officers were elect
ed; Dr Venable, President, Prof.
Brewer, Vice-President, and Prof.
Withers, Sec'y and Treasurer.
Three papers were read at this,
the initial meeting, two of them
being from the University. "The
Absorptive power of the Soils for
Bases and the relation, it bears to
Fertility", by Prof. Withers;-, "A
Study of the Zirconates," by Dr.
Venable and Mr. Clarke; and 'Notes
on the Reduction of Methylen-di-ortho-para-meta-nitranilines".
There is but one other section of
the American Chemical Society in
he South, hence this shows great
advancement in scientific lines of
work in the South as, doubtless many
others will be established very soon.
Virginia will issue bonds to the
amount of $200,000 to repair the
oss sustained by fire.
Or ton, the innter-collegiate cham,
pion mile runner, is captain of Penn's
rack team.
Princeton plays five games . on
games on her Southern trip; Vir
ginia, Washington and Lee, N. C.
Georgetown and Richmond.

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