the official organ of thk .university athletic association,
UKIVEUSITV OF NOklll CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. ., February 15Ui. 1898
11 as follows:
1st base Person
3rd " Graham
s. s. lines
L. F, . Best
R. F. Davis
The Captain's Criticism.
f)ie Varsity nd Scrubs lined up
Reserves: Eskridffe, White, Hearn, Wood
...iiv VirW aud Stenliens.
lOflt ' ---- -----
Woodard is slow,, lacks lift- and
nap, throws well but doesn't work
11 :u OnA 5 ornnd with stick.
JVcIl Wliu h ' '
mt will have to "ginger up ' to yet
Belden -bats' well, not careful
nough on double plays, throws
all and on whole promises to play
us position v-j.
I Williams is efficient with the stick,
n the box and-good control and pleu-
V of speed considering-. the weather.
Rodgers so far has led the batting
1st, throws well and is fast on bas
is, but is slow in starting- on infield
McKee has not' been out much on
iccount of an injured leg-, but is do-
ing' ti'oocl work. '
Lawson,,weak at bat, has plenty
if speed, quick curves and wonder
Hume is a very li vely fielder, tries
Jto throw too quickly and is conse-
ikntly wild, good base runner.
Graves is slow, throws well but
as not' quick' enough meets ball
squarely and is improving- steadily.
Curtis is fast in the field but a
poor batter. .
Alston is slow in throwing- but
(.overs his territory well, poor
Graham is slow, til rows well and
is improving-at the bat.
Hines is being- worked tor two
positions anfl has not yet steadied
down, has a tendency to fight the
ball, throws well and is tricky in
Davis is prone to hit too hard and
is therefore inefficient, with stick.
Throws well and is a "crackerjack"
between the bases.
Webb does not use his body enoug h
in batting- and hence is rather weak
in that lint, fields well.
Best fields very Well, is weak on
"grounders" and pulls from the
Tate is pitching- clever ball con-
SU'leirtiP" his bito : unnen r;iiu-p oil the
nbl, lacks control but is working
tiai'd and improving-steadily.
Cunning-ham doesn't exert him
elf to stop wild balls or to catch
difficult fouls, is loo anxious when
:'t the bat.
Person is slow, bats well, not
Mucli at base running-.
Kskride is . weak at the bat but
throws well and promises to im
prove. White is improving- in stick work;
Hever tires is fast on his feet, poor
in judgement of fly balls and not
much at throwing.
Hearn is sure on fly ball, but
weak at the bat.
Woodard is too acrobatic, should
Donnelly chops when at the bat,
is g-ood in the field.
Vick is erratic in his appearance
on the field, is quick and throws
well, elicits much applause from
the grand-stand. .
Stephens is probably the -best
faticy fielder in college but is weak
on ground balls.
In general the Varsity andScruds
both play ball at snails pace. Some
of the pitchers spend half their
time watching- first base, and waste
time in various and sundry wars.
Team work isconspicuous by. its
The players should put more life
into the g-ame ami avoid unnecess
ary mistakes, should pay strict at
tention to the signals and practice
the points of the game according- to
Coach Reynold's directions.
Dr. Veouble's Lecture,
The lecture last Thursday evening
bv Dr. Ve nable on the "Influence of
Science on Modern Life" was full of
interest and instruction. In his intro
duction Dr. Venable said that his sub
ject was too large for the time allotted
hiai but in his paper he fully showed
the audience the important place play
ed in our modern life by the develop
ment of science. He ga.-e a brief his
tory of the struggles of science and
showed that it was not until' the search
for "truth" began that science made
much headway. So long as the only
end which the old scientists sought
was riches science blundered along in
darkness, but when truth became the
leader light came in and science began
that wonderful advance which it has
made in the last century.
Je. showed us that all our modern
comforts in living are due to science
and scientific methods. It has made
the luxuries of life so cheap as to be
in t he reach of the poor and makes
life more worth living. He showed
that by giving us more wholesome
food and greater comforts and putting
necessities within the reach of all that
the average length of life is to-day
one third, longer than a hundred and
fifty years ago.
After barely mentioning the great
facilities in traveling and diffusing
knowledge to the masses claiming
thereby that science is the great uplif
ter of Democracy he went on to ref'ut
the idea that science is antagonistic
He claims that the spirit of science
and the spirit of Christianity comes
from the same source and moves along
in parcllel lines. There is nothing
antagonistic in them but -that they
combine in the uplifting of man
Although to unscientific minds a
talk on science is not generally so in
teresting as to hold attention, yet no
speaker ever had more undivided at
tention of his audience than Dr. Ven
able and at the close all felt fully re
paid for the half hour spent in listen
ing to him.
The Track Team.
Personal 55 ention.
The Track Team has not been
'progressing-as the College has a
right to expect. of it. In spite of
thcencourageingly larg-e number of
names which were handed in at first,
with but a few exceptions, they
have "fallen by the wayside."
This preliminary training is as im
portant if not more so, than that la.
ter, and if its neglect is kept up as
at present,- Virginia will never meet
dei eat here or anywhere else at the
hands of an N. C. Track Team.
Mclvichern has been keeping
qu'.te up to his old form , of last
vear, and i;-, going to make somebody
Osborne has come out after his
enforced lying- off, and is fully up
to h is last year's mark.
Follin has room for improvement
m his attendance' but is working
hard and promises .to come in near
the fronton the hurdle.' Graham
has been very regular and his hard
work is being rewarded by marked
improvements. Hand shows con
siderable tendency both to stay a
way aud not do his best while
there". Wilson has also been very
irregular. Hooks, Thompson, Al
ien, Greenleaf, Mclver, Burns,
Homey, Hewitt, Huhn, W ray, Col
lins, Boddie, Branch, Hood, Korne
gay, and Reynolds have of late been
conspicuous chiefly by their absence,
while numbers of men in College
who undoubtedly have ability, have
never appeared at all.
G. R. Pond, Capt.
.Track Athletics has becoule of para
mount interest in southern colleges
now, and the large number of appli
cants for the track team in every col
lege of any importance, shows how de
terminedly the various colleges will
strive for records in the track world.
North Carolina has the material and,
under Mr. Meachling's indefatigable
training, combined with the earnest
eiTorts of the applicants for track hon
ors, can most assuredly stand in the
front rank of the Southern Track
Ten or twelve men are now train
ing in the Gymnasium, practicing
starts, and getting- into form.
Work will begin on the track on
the 15th inst. It is very necessary
that every man shodd start at the
beginning, if he de ires to receive
the full value of Mechling's train
ing. The classes who have not clone so
should elect their captains at once,
and thus afford more systematic
means of contesting for the . Class
The Track affords varied con
tests. "All kinds and conditions
of men" have opportunity to .acquit
Mechling will show you your
"forte", if you have one and don't
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The President's Farewell
Dr AUer.nan' Address Preioas
to his Departure for Europe.
Gentlemen, as you know, all of
you, I am about to start on a long
journey that will cause me to be
away from you longer than I have
ever been, or shall ever be again
I had it in mv heart to sav a word
of good-bye, or rather to tell you
good-bye as a body, in lieu of shak-ug-
you by the hand as I would love
I shall sail on Saturday of this
week 'and will be gone about three
months," returning early in the
month of May in-order that I may
0 -here on our commencement oc
In m v abscence the board 'of trus
tees have elected Prof. Gore as
dean of the faculty. For many
years and during many administra
tions Prof. Gore has hadactiveand
useful part in the administrative
lift: of the Institution and I have no
need to speak for him tha. unwav
ering courtesy and kindness that
you have always granted to me.
The journey will give me an op
portunity to see the great types in
the world, the Mohammedan
world, the Catholic world, the
Protestant world, the world of the
beginning oi things.
A man who starts on such a jour-i-ey
as this has the feeing that he is
..'oing forth as a man to take pos
se.don by the right of the senses, by
t'i- seeing- of the eye of some-
h'ng that has belonged to him as a
in ".itai possession all the days of his
Ml You yourselves now are bus
y.ng your minds and thoughts with
ti life of the Greek, the great Lat
in world, the great forces that-have
helped to build civilization, the
n rues of their cities, their men,
Li ir historical spots, the Mara
I. -ons, the Plateas, the terms are
as familiar aud more than the spots
in your own country, and I have a
fancy that you all feel that it is
but your right, your inalienable
right to go and see them and meas
ure them with the eye and feel them
in your nerves ind in your blood, to
own and take possession of your
Now young gentlemen I come to
sav a word of goodbye.
It is a little hard for me to say it
exactly. I hate to leave you more
than I know just how to say. I
thuoght at one time that I would see
if I could not take you all with me
but I got to thinking over the matter
an I saw it would tend to start with a
:um of war and possibly a fleet and
:lie impression might get abroad in
th.:'eastern world that the western
vorld had inaugurated another cru
sade movement and trouble might
come of it, so I had to give that up.
I said just now I ha I left the execu
tion of affairs of this institution in the
bands of Prof. ('Jure. I leave in your
hands a dearer thing -The honor of
the University; lor the dullest, lea
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