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- THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
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YOU. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, B. C, MAY, 9th. 1896. SO. 28.
Friday, May 1st, was the usua
day set apart forthe oratorical con
test between members of the Senioi
Class. As all know, the rule of the
Faculty is that only the six best
speakers in ths Senior Class will be
allowed to speak at Commencement,
and not this number unless they are
deemed worthy by the proper com
mittee. We are sorry to note that
only five speakers made their appear
ance in the contest, several other
speakers in the Class having decid
ed to write theses rather than un
dergo the strain and anxiety that
accompanies a commencement ora
tion. Just before the time arrived
for the speaking a rain came up and
vyhen the speakers took their seats
nn the rostrum they had before
them almost an empty house; but in
a few moments the weather bright
ened up and villagers and students
almost filled the hall. While the
crowd was somewhat smaller than
usual on such occasions it was most
ly due to the weather. As to the
speeches, they were of a higher av
erage than we have known in pre
vious contests and we are quite sure
that our Senior Orators will not
fail to win the admiration of a Com
mencement audience as well as the
respect of Vice President Stevenson
On looking at the program and
subjects of the orations one might
easily suppose himself caught in a
The first speaker was Mr. R. P.
Jenkins; subject, "Religion and
Government." He carried us back
to ancient times and in clear and
concise terms showed us the origion
of both religion and government,
traced their growth and separation,
and with some good, pratical, every
day illustrations impressed the au
dience with the profound truth that
neither the church nor state can af
ford to enter each other's domain or
interfere with each other's rights.
Mr. W. T. Woodley, whose sub
ject was "Our National Judiciary,"
built up his frame work on 4 justice"
and after weaving in the threads of
state and national rights, showed
the importance of our national ju
dicial system in checking abuse and
knitting together a nation's laws.
"Aesthetics in Life," was the
subject of Mr. J. W. Canada, who
had well worked out his ideas of the
beautiful, and was prepared to show
its force and power in our life. His
speech was psychological, his illus
trations appropriate; but we do not
doubt that there was in his mind
one ideal beauty. jret unmentioned,
which impelled him forward in his
Mr.' R. . G. Allsbrook in "The
Christian State" presented to us
the true theory of modern society.
Not a Plato's Republic, not the
"City State" of Greece, not an Ed
ward Bellamy's dream; but au or
ganic brotherhood of man. As he
proceeded, his speech improved in
beauty and eloquence and sustained
his old reputation.
"Morality and Life" was the sub
ject of Mr. John C. Eller, who psy
chologically analysed the moral idea
and explained the dual principles in
life which he called egoism and al
truism. In his characteristic way
with snatches of genius and elo
quence, he drew from Europe, Ar
menia, and Cuba, illustrations o
man s inhumanity to man; on the
other hand he foretold the dangers
of socialism that might result from
an opposite extreme and found his
golden mean in the golden rule.
The speeches were all good and
it is useless to say that no one was
deprived of the pleasure of speaking
at Commencement. ,
The last meeting of the Shakes
pere Club for the College term was
held in the Chapel Monday evening
At this meeting the reports of the
various officers were received show
ing the Club to be in a very satis
j. ne nrst paper or tne evening,
"Orestes andHamlet, " was read by
Mr. J. W. Canada. The Greek
treatment of the man struggling
with conflicting duties was compar
ed with Shakespere's "Hamlet
With the Greeks the influence of
Bate as an external agency is all
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important; namiet s struggle is an
inner one, his destiny is wrougnt
out of his conflcts as an inevitable
The next paper, "Reflections of
Elizabethan Life in the Shakesper
ian Drama," wras presented by Mr.
W. C. Smith. , The rav life of
"Merrie England"and the pleasures
of the Court are especially reflected
in Elizabethan literature. The"Eu
pheues"of Lyly is a natural expres
sion of the affected gayety of the
people of this time. Shakespere
also reflects this tendency' of the
Elizabethan period continually.
Mr. M. B. Aston next read a
paper on "Shakespere's Sonnets."
He sought in the Sonnets a reflec
tion of Shakespere's character, and
his conclusion was that Shakespere
here gives evidence of an intrig'ue
with a "black eyed beauty;" and
also of great affection for a young
man, exactly wnom we are uncer
tain. Dr. Hume made some interesting
remarks on the theories concerning
Shakespere's Sonnets, and amid
great interest Prof. Cobb took the
floor. In a humorous speech, which
was a take off of the, Bacon, men,
he stated there was no prob
lem connected with Shakespere's
"Sonnets," and produced evidence
that they were the productions of
Sir Walter Raleigh. He promised
the Club a lengthy paper on the
Dr. Hume read a paper by Mr.
Arthur Cobb on "The Comic Ele
ment." In this paper the origin of
Shakespere's comic characters was
traced, especially as seen in the old
After a very interesting meeting
the Club adjourned for the year.
The Shakespere Club is to be
congratulated on its fine work for
the year. It is a prominent factor
m College life and ; deserves the
hearty support of the student body
Dr. Hume is again to be congratu
lated on his admirable and sue'eess'
ful manner of conducting this ex
cellent organization. Shakespere
in himself is a literary education.
Dr. Winston Gives a Reception.
One or the most pleasant enter
tamments or the season was given
by Dr. Winston at his, residence last
JFriday night. Our President wel
cornea at nis nome ail the musica
clubs, ball teams, faculty and their
families, and the Senior Class, and
there entertained them in his char
acteristic way for a couple of hours
Several young ladies j6ined in lend
ing pleasure and sunshine to the oc
casion, and refreshments were abun
Dr. Battle, with many a . joke,
kept; the boys in smiles, while Drs
Hume and Manning, aided by the
younger members of the Faculty,
discussed f reel- with them the many
interesting topics in University lire.
One of the most enjorable features
of the occasion was music by Miss
Winston, who made it pleasant for
ever- guest and in her very manner
made everybody reel happy.
To Dr. Winston and family, is due
a very pleasant meeting of faculty
and students a thine- that never
fails to have a good influence on our
College life. We always feel near
er the racuitv arter havinc been
with them as a social body and we
shall remember this occasion as one
of tlw most eniovable in Collece
Annual Convention of Kings Daugh
The King's Daughters of North
Carolina will hold their annual con
vention in this town on May 12th to
4th inclusive. The public is cor
dially invited to attend the sessions
which will be held in the Methodist
Church. All delegates should send
their names at once to- Miss Alice
Wilson who will spare no pains in
issigning them comfortable homes,
and who will assist in whatever
way she can to make it pleasant for
he visitors. A reception will be
given in the University gymnasium
on the night of the 13th.
We predict that this Convention
will be a pleasant one for the deli-
eates from the different towns
throughout the State. We can assure
them that they vJU never be more
cordially welcon ed to any place, and
that the ladies of Chapel Hill will
deem it a great pleasure to have
them here. As to the University,
she is ever g'ad to welcome a visitor
within her walls and will, take es
pecial delight in having the ladies
of our State gather here. Both the
town and the University extend you
a cordial welcome. Come!
To Our Subccribers.
As the session is rapidly drawing
to its close, we are very desirous of
settling up all our accounts, and do
earnestly beg that each one ol our
subscribers see to it that his dues
are paid up in the next two weeks.
Please don't overlook this matter.
Mrs. Kluttz's Banquet to the Team.
There have been many pleasant
features connected with our recent
baseball victory in Virginia, begin
ning with our anticipations of that
event and ending, if indeed they are
ended, with several equally interest
ing features of recent date. One of
the most pleasant of all, and per
haps destined to be longest remem
bered, was the banquet given to the
team last Saturday night by Mrs.
A. A. Kluttz.
About nine o'clock the boys be
gan to assemble at the hotel parlor
and soon after all repaired to the
dining room where there was found,
waiting what might well be called
a feast for the gods. It was a ban
quet such as a 'Varsity team has
seldom seen and which the writer
will not attempt to describe.
After the more substantial part
had been cleared away, strawberries
and various kinds of cream and cake
followed each other until even"Pat,"
"Grex" and "Arthur" were forced
to cry "hold, enough."
After the cigars had gone around
and George had told of a lot of won
derful baseball exploits that haven't
gone down in history because he
was the only one who saw them, we
gave "one last long lingering look"
and rose to leave. Then came the
feature of the evening when Mrs.
Kluttz stepped forward and grace-
ully presented to Captain Stanly a
cake:whose size must have been
modelled after our side of the Vir
It was beautifully iced and on top
jore the inscription "U. N. C. 14,
U. Va. 6," the score of the game.
All then 'repaired again to the
parlor where soon after the cood-
nights were said.
Besides the members of the team
and substitutes there were present
Messrs. Jas. A. Gwyn and R. T. S
All voted the occasion one of the
most enjoyable of the season and de
sire to express to Mrs. Kluttz their
hearty appreciation of her kindness
and loyalty to our athletic interests.
A Southern Historical Society
has been lormed in Washington,
D. C, for promoting the study
of the history of the Southern States
and the collection i:id preservation
of historical material relating there
to. Dr. Kemp P. Battle, of this
University, and Dr. Stephen B.
Weeks, of the Bureau of Education,
among others, are members of the
Y. M. C. A
Mon. J. H. White.
Tues. S. H Ilines.
Wed. P. H. Eley.
Thurs. Prof. Cobb. Subject:
The Relation of Naturalist's
Thoughts to Relegious Belief.
F Don't Think.
There's only one team in the South today,
Only one team that's dear to Va.
We came from Old Virginia,
That's where we learned to play,
And there is only one team
In the South.