THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, January 1 ltb.
TALES OF A TRAVELER,
Xwas Trip of the Dramatic Club.
"There is a tide in the affairs of
men, which, taken at its flood,
leads on to fortune.". On the 27th
day of December 1897, the sun rose
on the tide of the University of
North Carolina Dramatic Club, and
subsequent events proved indis
putably that they took it at the
Leaving their homes, where
Xmas gayeties were in full blast,
(especially in the metropolis of Sel
tna, home of the Assistant Mana
ger',) the Thespian devotees wended
their way, not on foot however, to
the hospitable town of Tarboro.
The Gods favored those to whom
there was afforded opportunity to
behold that aggregation of histri
onic geniuses, or to put it more
tersely, the "perfesh," as we were
designated by the scene-shifter at
Tarboro V beautiful little Opera
House. The performance was not
to be. until the next night, so after
aiding the "comedian in the as
sumption of some startling poses at
the Hotel, the crowd dispersed to
seek amusement in various (?) ways.
At all points on the trip we were
treated royally, by, the alumni, es
pecially, but all the boys agree that
Tarboro has some of the most gen
tlemanly, and hospitable alumni to
be found anywhere, as typified by
Messrs. D.onald Gilliam, Wm. j
Clark aud others.
Our Tarboro stay Was rendered
exceedingly delightful by a dance
and banquet tendered us by the
tintprV "Wsk Ree" Club, and din
ners by Mrs. Rawls and Mrs. Geo
Howard. And the young, ladies
We were conquered completely,'
"we dropped fascinated" with the
exception of the Assistant Manager
wlm sari f n sa v. distributed mar
ble hearts" galore. We played
Tuesdav nis-ht to a large and; ap-
preciative audience, and left for
Wilson Wedensday morning, where
other enthusiastic alumni gave us
the "Wilson hand-shake." The
Dram a fir P.liiVi wi 11 alwavs have
nlpnoow- forr1lor f 5rM nf HenrV A.
Gilliam who was a such a very sue
cessful chaperone and "Tobe" Con
nor for their kindness. The Ver
satile Gold rendered much material
service to us. After a very satis
factory performance Wednesday
night, we enjoyed an impromptu
dance tendered us by the Wilson
boys.; Leaving Wilson Thursday
afternoon we arrived at Goldsboro
before supper, being regaled on the
road by a medley of selections from
"Mark Meddle." Sometime before
courtesy of the
a bus decorated
White and Blue
club all over
town. A s-ood sized and appreciative
audience that night attested the suc
cess of the indefatigable efforts of
Mr. Harry Howell '95 in working up
a crowd for us. After the play we
vere pleasantly entertained at Mr.
supper by the
The December Magazine.
The reappearance of the Univer
sity Magazine is a subject for con
gratulation. It should be what it
announces that it shall be, a pro
moter of literarv activitv anion? un-
dergraduates. The further funct
ions of such a periodical, preserv
ing of History and keeping in touch
with alumni, are indeed important;
but these are not without other
channels. For the accomplishment
of that first purpose, however, to
ward which its editors have so
wisely bent, the Magazine can find
nc substitute. It is a thermometer
showing definitely the literary tem
perature ot the college. It is rather
a tree which tests the soil and also
invites cultivation. ' ,
The December number opens
with an interesting account of the
Passion Play at Oberammergau
and the fif teeuth-century Mystery
Play in which it originated lhe
development of the religious drama
and the influences which shaped it
are iuterestingly shown. The
tyle is simple and straight for
ward and the article evinces
t.houp-ht and careful studv of the
In an historic line we have, from
Dr. Battle's pen, some interesting
matter nhnut the ooenin? ot the
University in 1795. His picture of
the unfinished buildings waiting in
the rain for students that did not
come is very graphic and shows a
striking contrast between the Then
and the Now.
The Physicians in the Conven
ion of '61 is also of historic value.
Sketches are here given of sixteen
men who so served their country as
to deserve more than the minor
mention heretofore accorded, them.
In fiction we are given two very
different specimens. Perhaps it is
only the slow-witted who are left
speculating why "The bilence ot
Snowden" was thus named. At
any rate the point finally dawns on
us all. In incident, with the ex
ception of a bloody ball gsame(which
by the way, is well described), the
story does not abound. Snowden
meets a girl, falls in love, plays
ball for her as though he were
slaying Stocktons tiger, makes a
fool of himself on the grand stand
and is misunderstood. As sensible
a fellow as Snowden is afterward
said to be would hardly make such
a public spectacle of himself even
for a pair of ."serene eyes . aui
the merit of the story and there is
real merit lies in the subtle hand
ling of the comparison and in the
sense of humor which pervades the
whole. The leading idea appears
in the child's circus rapture, and
its application to the Snowden epi
sode is made with a suggestiveness
which is pleasing and artistic.
"The Story of the Snow Bird's
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is a sketch of nature.
merit it merely serves as a dispro-
portioned setting for the verses
which really constitute the body of
the sketch. The best of the piece
is found in the closing description
of the snow bird and his environ
ment. A real love and appreciation
of the beautiful in Nature is; here
l Book Notices the Editor's Desk
and the College Record are well
conducted. The College Record is
particularly full. There is here an
encouraging notice of interest evin
ced in the Societies and the Editor s
Desk announces that to this renew
ed enthusiasm the republication of
the Magazine is due. '
Ball Manager Election.
The election for Chief Ball Man
and subs, took place in the
C!liano1 Saturday afternoon at 3
The fnllowino- were chosen with
out opposition: Chief, F. O. Rog
ers, Med., Subs. C. S. Alston '99,
J. P. Bunn '99, W. L. Kluttz '99,
J. A. Moore '00, C. B. Buxton
'99, Geo. Vick '99. ;
Rare Entertainment for the I8th.
The Athletic Association has been
fortunate enough to secure the above
date with Mr, A. H. Merrill the
well-known elocutionist of Vauder-
Mr Merrill stands in the fore
front of his profession and repre
sents all that is best in the platform
entertainer. The New York ririb
une savs of him 4 'Elocution in his
hands is a refined art;" W. J. Rolfe
says "His rendering is singularly
intelligent, sympathetic and taste
ful." H. H. Bovesen, "I .have
rarelv seen a finer bit of dramatic
characterization." James L. Allen,
"Hk reading is as unerriner as the
means of attaining it are natural,
appreciative and refined.
With such testimonials as these
the University and village may look
frwa rd in at. least one oasis in the
.dreary winter period.
The Presentation of the
A painting of Dr. Charles F.
Deems has been presented to the
University by Mr. and Mrs. Fai
son of Faison, N. C. The paint
ing was made by their neice Mrs.
Williams. It was presented in the
Chapel on Wednesday last.
Dr. Manning had been selected
by the donors to make the presen
tation address as he had been a stu-
of the University when Dr. Deems
was a member of the faculty.
The speaker emphasized the va
ried attainments, and unblemished
! character of Dr. Deems and gave a
short sketch of his life, and labors
in North Carolina and New York.
He spoke touchingly of the death
of Dr. Deems' son who was killed
in the Civil War, and in whose hon
or the "Deems Fund was estab
lished: a worthy monument to the
spotless life and unflinching cour
age the beloved son.
The history of the painting and
how the photograph from which it
was made, come into the possession
of Mr. and Mrs. Williams was re
lated. Much of the value of the
portrait is derived from, the fact
that it is a true likeness ot the
great benefactor of the University ;
and not a little from the fact that it
is the production of a native North
Dr. Alderman in behalf of the
University and the Trustees re
ceived the gift in a few well chosen
remarks. He said that the paint-
ing should nang in une vnapt-i
where the students daily assemble
so that they would be constantly
reminded of the work Dr. Deems
has done and is doing for needy
young men of this State, and as
they looked upon his portrait they
would be inspired by the power ot
the noble example to, strike their
characters deep in the soil of un
selfishness and tireless effort.
Continued to fourth page.'
Mr. N. C. Long had an unpleas
ant adventure on the road from
Durham last Wednesday night
Alone in a buggy, when about four
w;1pc iViU side' of Durham he was
held up by three men. One held
the horse while the other two went
through his pockets. They got
fit.A r1n11ar in tnmiev. Two of the
were white and one black.
Mr. Long thinks he 'could identify
men if he should see them
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Two Hellenians will be given for
TtJ tinman the best work submitted in each of
isasKetcnoi niLuic. ...r. .;. u:rte. SWi.
incident, which might be called the ( tne louuwms f"
olot of the story has no elementary story; arawing, pucm.
eTnnection witthe leading thought j It is desirable tha all work, be in
and does not blend. In spite ot its tnree wee .
Y. M. C. A. Weekly Notices;
The regular weekly meetings will
be held in the Chapel begining
punctually at 6:45 p. m. The lead
ers for the week will be:
Tuesday Mr. W. E. Cox.
Wednesday Mr. T. 15. Massey.
Thursday Mr. J. K. Ross.
On Sundav evening Jan. lb, ur.
Walter W. Moore of the Union The
ological Seminary and one of the
foremost Presbyterian Divines in
the South, will preach the monthly
sermon in the College Chapel.
All students will be welcomed to
Notice of Tar Heel Meeting.
Important meeting of the Tak
HEEL board in Math, xvoui"
Wednesday afternoon at 4.30.
E. K. Graham, Ed. in mei.
Mr. Cleophas Allen of the Uni-
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versiny will speaw w u.6.
'Christianity' at the court-nou
7:30." Greensboro 'leiegram 4u
ult. This is interesting.