The Tar Heel.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.
BOARD OF EDITORS.
1 K. Gwaham, - - - Editor-in-Chief.
W. J. Brogdkn, - - - W. H. Bagwy,
P. U. Wuiuock, - - - - R. E. Foujn,
P. D. Gold, - - - - Prrcy Whitaker,
F. O. Rogers, - - - Business Manag-er.
W. T. Bost, - Ass't Bsiness Manager.
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Entered at the. Post Office in Chapel Bill. N, C as
second-class mall matter.
With this issue the burden of the
editorial function passes to new
shoulders. To say that it is accept
ed with some hesitation is but natu
ral; for the paper has always stood
high among- the many weeklies of
the college world, and reputations
are at best very hard things to
maintain. Still, haying accepted
the trust, it shall be our endeavor to
see that the Tar Heel does not in
any way deteriorate but always
keeps close to its standard of accu
rately reflecting the undergraduate
life of the University.
For the rest, we simply say thai
the paper comes to us in the best
possible shape. , The ability with
which the late editor-in-chief con
ducted it is too well known and of
too recent memory to need recounting
here; the sub-editors are alert and
active to do their duty; the business
department is in better shape than
ever before. So, of the students,
we only ask continued support, con-r
fidence and good-will.
the present writing, it has simply
come to the point where it is . a ne
cessity to wiii the Richmond game,
this is the year we must win it.
The past is past and the future
is before us: may it be a season full
Is there to be an Hellenian this
year ? If so, it is now long past
the time that work should have been
begun on it. The compiling of a
creditable annual is 'not the matter
of one month or of two months'
work, nor is it a thing that just any
body can do ; it takes time and it
takes true literary instinct and abil
ity. A good annual is a lasting
pleasure ; a poor one is a detesta
So, if we are to have one this year,
let's have a good one or none at all.
Most of the editors we understand
haye leen elected. Let them meei
at once, organize and begin work;
The copy for the whole book should
be in by the middle of January, at
least. It is now November and not
a lick has been struck.
The presiding genius of the post
office has just put in our care a iei
ter addressed to the "Edi-tor-in-C
hief of the Hellenian,' ; '
we should be pleased to deliver
the rightful owner at a very early
The wTrk of the team last week!
was not such as to inspire any great
-amount pf hopefulness either in the
team or its supporters. 1 The confi--rience
and enthusiasm arpused by
the consistent play showriv in the1
Clemson game had' barely taken'
firm hold when the defeat at the
hands of Blacksburg completely re
versed the feeling '
This defeat coming, as it does,1
in the first game of moment, is a,
bitter do?e to both the team and the
college. But it will be a beneficial
dnep TVi tncwif evident, fart- rf fhf
game was that Carolina did xiot play,
foot-ball as she can play it; that the
form shovyn was not anywhere near,
did not even approximate : that to
which the team can be brought.
And 1 5 is sa ery chee jng ii ct. V
We believe that themen from this
time frwai, will resolve that there
must be work tnd;.pii;'ftt'if';we
are to corr ct Jhc errors that can be
corrected. U p id this7 game the
team vakVri'My":Vtrd;,it!has now
been weighed in the "balanced Only
three weeks remain .until Thanks
giving, tim-jeuough to correct our
weaknesses, if we go abou t it in the
right spirit. The Virginia-Georgia
game gives us much to hope for;
right now Virginia is very little
b ttcr than we ;ire and they are
about in conditio,!. But aside from
all ifs and and, and regardless of
which team ha the advantage at
College Topics in a receni .issue
refering to the large subscrjpilpu
here for our team this year congrat
ulates us on our enthusiasm and
"adorns the tale" by a moral: for
our Virginia friends to show some
such spirit. This is truly refresh
ing. We knew that we had college
enthusiasm and plenty of it, but
that we have more than they ilia ve
at U. Va. impossible! Why, we
have been hearing all along to go
and do like they do up in Virginia
and here they are saying, "Just look
at the Tar Heels." Really, there
is a mistake somewhere. ' ;
Begining with this issue the reg
ular press day of the Tar Heei
will be Tuesday. The change is
made for several reasons. In point
of convenience it will help both ed
itors arid printers; but the chief ad
vantage isr that tthe4news fwi)i be
fresher. "'Every thing:4hafvhpeTis
h re takes place at' the - end of the
week, too late for the Friday edition.
and so the report of it has to be de
layed until it is almost out of date.
Living Lakes and Dead Seas.
The regular bi-weekly lecture by
a member of the faculty was de
livered Thursday night by Prof.
Cobb on the subjeet-Iiving Lakes
and Dead Seas. The attendance
was unusually large, the hall being
crowded to overflowing, and the
lecture most entertaining and in
Stereoptican . views of the Dead
Sea, the lake of the Dismnl Swamp
and numerous other seas and lakes,
supplemented and illustrated the
lecture, and added greatly to the
enjoyment , of the occasion. This
year's series of lectures is the most
delightful yet arranged by the
The highest number of boarders
perphaps in the history of Com
mons Hall has been reached. It
daily feeds one hundred and fifty
one students. Of them fifteen are
' Team Development.
The development of the 'Varsity
has been marked and the Outlook is
most encouraging. The Stndent
Body and the Tar Heel are pleased
with the improvement, t rom now
on the games are nearly all with
colleges almost our equals and the
final test is less distant than a mon th.
Let every student of the University
cheer the men on the gridiron and
support the 'Varsity in the proper
style. The snap and vigor w 1 1 h
which the team plays, the ginger,
with which they move, the grit,
pluck and power, with which tlu )
are endowed, should be applaudec
loudly; for with the proper encour
agement and support the 'Varsity
of '97 will down Virginia. .
Condition of the Varsity.
In running up the team work in
the Clemson game Coach Reynolds
said the backs were too slow in
starting,' the interference was rag
ged and that the work,on the whole,
was unsatisfactory. There was too
much fumbling-and the men did not
get into evcry: play. The tackling
was good and the line work in the
main, was fair in the aggressive but
not so good ui the defensive play.
The men played with ginger and
were last and snappy Dut as yet
have not reached the standard re
quired. ., ; ; . v '
The Philological Club.
The regular meeting of the Phi
lological Club'was held in'the Eng
lish lecture room. The following
papers were read. r V
1. Prof. Harrington: "Some
Tests of a New A 1 1 i terati ve T heory ' '
Some examples of alliteration in
connection with end rhyme and dis
syllabic endings were pointed out.
as occurring in the Latin Elegiac
poets. It was shown that perfect
alliteration decreased with the Ele
giac-poets; that the most exact spec
imens of alliteration occur in the
writings of Tibullus; but that the
popularity of this form of writing is
not apparent until the time of Ovid.
2. Dr. Hume: "An English
Charlemagne Romance" Sir Per
umbras. Previous to the Arthurian
romance, English translations were
made of the French chanson de ges-
tes, especially of the chanson de
Roland. The subject of these songs
was usually Charlemagne, repre
sented as the defender of the Chris
tian faith. Sir Fenumbras is ;
14th century reproduction from the
French; with additions' from Un-
English. Neither Charlemagne nor
Ferumbras are conspicious in this
romance, the subject matter, in the
main, consisting of the wonderful
victories of the Chr stians over their
3. Mr. May: "TheCharacter of
the Queen in Maria Stuart" In Ma
ria Stuart, Schiller represents the
imprisonment and death of May in
England. She has already atoned
for her guilt in sorrow and repent
ancc, and Schiller excites sympathy
for her by means of a vivid contest
; between her and Elizabeth, in which
he idealizes Mary and pictures Eliz
abeth in an unfavorable light. In
the final picture Mary and not Eliz
abeth becomes the true queen.
' 4. Dr. Linscott: "The Duke
'of the Three Hands, " from the Lith
Lithuanian people live at ti
-w oea, and helm,
Bal to-Slavic bra nr.,
' ui thw
uropean family. Today the,
remnon wIm,-!, :.. . 1 1
ip of nature. Their knl?
great conserve t i
ure consists nf f" r,na hr
1 , 'v-HVe tO If
and smm .. ' lU-
Duke of the Three HaJW"
Changes In the Tar Heel Board.
Since the last issue of th,. r
Ihrl Mr. S. S. Lamb. 1M; "
Chief, and Mr. E. E. Sams a
late Lditor, have n;.. i .
positions, me two vancancies 0l,
the board were filled bv the v
of Mr. W. J. Brogden and' Mr
Percy Whitaker, E. K. Graham
)eing elected Editor-in-Chief.
M.- T......K 1 i
a.nu n.is oeen conn.w,,i
..... . . - --ivu
witn the Jar Heel for nearlv a v,,.
ii. j -ui i
anu .nas been a mikt .
Editor-in-Chief. Mr. Sams W.
been on the board only a short time
but made a hrst-class'Vditor
The Tar eel greatly regrets th
loss ot both men.
, From the Exchanges.
"The Harvard Crimson" states
that the Harvard nine will take an
pnrl v srm 1irti ft-I,- i.
J "'', panics navuifr
been arranged with Georgetown
U. Va., U. N. C, and other south
The "Cloverleaf," of Kentucky
University, has some very pertinent
remarks in regard to the publica
tion of the anuual. The tendency
seems to be toward lukewarmness
in the matter on account of finan
cial failure last year.
The U. Va. Dramatic Club has
presented the University with anew
bell for the Rotunda, the former
one bein destroyed by the fire in
We clip the following from the
"Alcalde," University of Texas:
"President Winston has been
during the past week, a victim of
the prevailing sickness. Dengue
strikes down even a President.
Four hundred and thirty-one is the
number of students at the Univer
sity of Texas, one-fourth being
How dear to our heart
Is cash on subscription,
When the generous subscriber
Presents it to view:
But the man who won't pay,
We refrain from description;
For perhaps, gentle reader,
That man might be you.
At Brown University the number
of students who belong to Frater
nities is 49 per cent.; Anu Arbor,
24wer cent.: Cornell, 33 per cent.;
Lehigh. 42 per cent.; University of
Virginia, 48 per cent.; Johns Hop
kins, 46 per cent.; Wisconsin, 70
per cent.; California, 14 per cent.-
' "Brownie" Murphy' a N. Y.
"Giant" last vear. will coach urn-
DMoT.iTrntiifi'e hrise ball
nine next spring.
t t tr r ...Ill fintaifl U-
of Va's nine for '98.
We learn from the Charlotte Ob
server that Wake Forest has thiee
games scheduled with U. N. U