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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, February 1st. 1898.
Important Business Transacted.
' In the Governor's office at Ral
eigh last Tliursda, 27th of Jan. the
trustees of the University met in an
nual session. There were present
at the meeting-, Gov. Russel, Pres.
Alderman, Messrs. C. T. Bradley,
R. H. Battle, F. H. Busbee, John
S. Cunningham, Bennehan Cameron
Claude Dockery, Warren G. Elliott,
T. W. Hancock, T. S. Kenan, R.
H. Lewis, Fred. Philips, J. O.
Ramsey, N. A. Ramsey, W. T.
Whitsett, and Paul B. Means.
The officers of the University,
Pres. Alderman, W. T. Patterson,
Bursar, and R. H. Battle, Treasuer,
made their annul reports.
After these reports the most im
portant business was the election of
a professor of Pedagogy in place of
Prof. C. M. Toms, who resigned
The board chose Prof. M. C. S.
Noble a veteran teacher and Super
intendent of the Graded Schools of
the city of Wilmington. Prof.
Noble is forty two years old. He
was born in Louisburg N. C. and
was educated at Davidson College
and the University. After teaching
a number of years at Bingham
School he was elected Superintend
ent of the Wilmington schools
where he has been for sixteen years.
Prof. Noble is well known here and
neids no introduction to U. N. C.
students. Since the opening -of the
Summer school he has been prom
itipiit.lv rnntiprted with it ana is
the superintendent for next sum
The old executive committee was
reappointed. The Governor will
name the visiting committee later.
The leave of abscence which the
executive committee has granted to
Dr. Alderman for a three month's
trip to Europe and the Orient was
Dr. Alderman will sail on the 2nd
of February 'and be gone till May.
In his abscence Prof . J. W. Gore
who was elected Dean of the facul
ty for the time, will preside.
Mr. Henry Weil, a' well known
and liberal hearted merchant of
Goldsboro has given to the Univer
sity a scholarship for the next term.
The trustees also authorised the
proper authorities to secure at once
a competent man to offer to the stu
dents a course in elocution and the
art of expression. This will be
quite an addition to'our life and fill
a long felt want.
The President's report brought
out the following facts;
The total number of students at
the University during the year is
685; exclusive of the summer school
501, or 100 in excess of last year's
enrollment and an increase of over
40 in the largest previous enrollment.
Above 475 of this ntAiber are North
Carolinians; a larger percentage of
natives than is shown by any other
college on the continent. Five
young women have entered the Uni
versity this year taking post-grad
uate courses. Pres. Alderman con
eluded his report in the following
"Our standard of admission was
never higher and our standard o
graduaton never so high. Our cur
rieulum is broader than ever before
by four full departments, three pro
iessional schools, fifty one classes
and 118 hours of instruction a week
'" '"' Straining every nerve
and making use of every opportunity
the University only needs more gen
erous endowments to become what
should be the pride of the state to
make it, one of the really great
factors in this country for the devel
opment of manhood, the conserva
tion of truth and for the scattering
of it among men. "
On the Diamond.
Arrangement has been made with
Capt. Winston by which he will give
to the Tar Heict, from time to time
individual criticisms of all the candi
dales for the team. The object of
this is not to edify the canditates by
allowing them to see their names in
print but to call attention to their
faults so as to give them opportunity
to correct them. From henceforth all
personal criticisms of the players
which appear in the columns of the
Tar Heel will be made by the Cap
tain or the Coach.
There are thirty-one candidates for
the tearrf according: to the first handed
in by Capt. Winston which is as fol
lows: Rogers, McKee, Belden, Tate,
Hines, Woodward, Alston, ' Graves,
Hume, Davis, L. H Person. White
( Little G.). Conrad, Webb, Best-
Graham E, R Woodson, Bennett,
Hewn, Donnelly, Abbott, Stephens
Harkius, Cheatham, Copeland, Ker
ner, Arrington, Williams, White, (Lit
tie G, No, 2), Graham A, W,, Gwalt
ney and Lawson,
The men who have done the best
batting so far are Rogers, Belden,
Woodard, Hume and Graham, E.
K. The work in the field has, as a
rule, been good but there's lots of
room for improvement. Rogers and
McKee would do better if they
talked less. Belden and Tate don't
come out regularly. Graves hand
les the ball fairly well but takes
too long to move. Davis, L. H
doesn't make effort enough. Conrad
shows a disposition to shirk and is
verv irregular about coming out.
Webb and Williams are too fancy.
Graham, E. K., comes out irregularly.
Captain Winston requests that
the players be on the field every af
ternoon not later than 4:30.
The batting practice will be con
tinued a week- or ten days longer
and then the 'Varsity and "scrubs"
will line up every afternoon.
The inter-collegiate lacrosse cfiam-t
pionship and banner for the '97 were
awarded to Lehigh.
J. Daugfherty hasdeen elected cap
tain of the University of Georgia's
foot-ball eleven for '93.
The Carlisle Indians cleared $7000
from foot-ball last season. The
money will be used to buy an athletic
field. '' :
DR BYNUM'S LECTURE.
The Economic Condition of the
Last Tnursday evening, at the
regular time of the fortnightly lect
ures of the faculty, Dr. Bynum in
tertained an audience of the students
and towns people with an account
of his travels in'Russia, comparing
the economic condition of the Rus
sian peasantry With that of the
Southern negro. He begon with
the freedom of the serfs by an act
of the Czar Alexander II in 1861,
discussing" their condition prior tc
this time: the origin of serfdom an
the difference between that condi
tion of life and slavery. Elaborat
ing upon the Piuses which led to
their emancipation and the economic
progress since that time, he discuss
ed the extremely miserable condi
tion under which a class that con
stitutes four fifths of Russia's pop
ulation now labors. They are pit
eously imposed upon by the Govern
ment and" Nobility, which constl
tutes the only upper class above
them, since no middle caste exists
in Russian society.
At the time of the emancipation
of the serfs the government allotted
about fifteen or twenty acres of
land to each, the rent of which in
many Instances does not suffice to
meet the exhorbitant demands of
even the taxes imposed upon them
bv the jrovernment, rendering it
therefore positively disadvantageous
to own land at all, as the great bulk
of government revenue falls upon
landed property. Dr.' Bynum clear
ly demonstrated that they were in
a state of abject dependence upon
thelanded nobility who mercilessly
oppress them: paying them barely
ten cents a day for their labor
The money which the peasant has
borrowed in the cold winter months
o save -himself and family from
starvation is in this way paid back
during the short summer.
It is a strange fact that not with
standing the tyranical rule of the
Czar, he is, to the peasant, a com
mon father, a veritable god who is
not only ready but eager to espouse
their cause should the nobles allow
him to do so.
The lecturer gave a detailed - ac
count of the manner in which these
poor unfortunate peasants eke ont
a miserable existence, the usury
practiced upon them by the money-
euders, and the extremity to which
lie is driven to obtain bread, meat
being a luxury.
A comparison with the Southern
negro was here given, showing that
he peasant is faf more industrious
than the negro, that he rules his
lUge and commuue, always pass-
jXm such questions as marriage,
corce etc. as the 'negro could
hardly do. .
Dr. Bynum entertained the audi
ence with an account of adventures
while in Rnssia. He described the
railways of that country which the
government owns and controls, and
can be favorably compared with
those of many parts of America.
Instead of only first and second,
they have first, second, third and
often fourth class passage.
The extreme ignorance of the
Russian peasant was shown, his
peculiar ideas of religion, the idea
prevalent that the earth is flat, and
that America is another world. But
the great hope for the ''class is the
recent and growing facilities for
The lecture was a very interesting-one
and bears npon a subject of
especial economic value to the negro
problem now confronting us.
Accessions to the Library.
A History of Germany in Middle
Ages, Vol. I. 13. F. Henderson.
A History of the United States, its
People and Institutions. C. Morris.
Andubon and his Journals. Maria
A Damsel Errant,- Amelie Rieves.
A Year from a Reporter's Note-book.
Richard Harding Davis.
Annual Trade List, Latest Edition.
A Handbook of Greek Sculpture.
Gardner, E. A.
A Hero in Homespun. W. E. Bar
At the Gates of Song(Sonnet)-
Artemus Ward's Complete Works in
American Contributions to Civiliza
tion. Chas. W. Eliot.
Beautiful Women. Beatrice Sturg-
Bird Life. F. M. Chapman.
Colonization in the United States
from the Earliest Times to the Land
ing of the Pilgrim Fathers. G. B.
Celebrated Trials. H. L. Clinton.
Christianity and Idealism. Wat
Corties of Frontenae. Justin Win-
Dariel: A Romance of Surry. R. D.
Essays on French History. Jas. E.
Essays in Liberalism. Six Oxford
Forty six Years in the Army. Gen.
John M. Schsoried.
Free to Serve: A Tale of Colonial
New York. 13. Rayner.
Foiling the Equator. Mark Twain.
Gleaning in Buddafields. Lafcodia
Goethes Foust: A Commentary. D
Going to War in Greece. Palmer.
Gondola Days. F. Hopkins Smith.
Guest at Ludlows. Bill Nye.
Has State or Church Power to Ed-ucate?-C.
Horace Mann and the Common
School Revival in the United States.
B. A. Hinsdale.
Hawaii: Our New Possesions.-John
His Grace of Osborne.-Francis H.
History of Our Own Times, Last
Continued to fourth page.