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THE) OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N C, March 1st. 1898.
Doings on the Diamond.
The score book is incomplete in that
it does not show the chances tor error
the field and therelore the number
of errors in the field does not show ac
curately the comparative field work of
The team is playing- very poor ball
atidis not coming- up to expectations
by any means.
The absence ol "ginger" and lack
of team work seem to be the principal
aults. It takes the players five min
utes to come in to the bat and five
minutes to go out. If a player is call
ed out at second base, instead of trot
tin0- out of the way, he quietly walks
, 'probably across the diamond and
dplavsthe jrame thereby. This is
very nauseating- to spectators, to say
' Capt. Winston's criticism.
Rogers, Belden, Lawsou, Hume, and
McKee have been doing- the best batting-
for the past week. ,'
Rogers is still at the head of the
batting- list, is a g-ood base runner and
a very fast fielder. ,
McKee was handicapped for some
time by sickness but is steadying down
and improving day by day.
Hume bats well, but is very spas
modic in the field. He often makes
a good stop or a pretty throw, but also
often makes rotten and inexcusable
errors Expectations are not fulfilled
in him. lie will have to steady down.
Woodard is also far short of expec
tations but his fielding has been very
good of late. His batting is poor.
Belden is not sure on a ground ball
coming straight at him. He doesn't
get down low enough.
Lawsou's stick work has improved.
Graves has improved in batting and
but for his slow slowness would
play his position well.
Davis bats to hard and lacks confi
dence all round.
Alston is over anxious at the bat
and "bites" at out curves. He fields
position well but plays too far from
Cunningham is inflicted with iner
tia, slugs and "bites" at out curves.
Graham is careless at the bat, but
shows "ginger" in his field work.
Hines, Tate and Williams have been
The score book shows the following
record of the players for Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of
Players Bat. av. (H. C.) E.
Rogers ,' "' 500 7 14 1
McKee ' 357 5 U 2
Hume 417 ' 5 12 5
Belden 334 5 13 . 3
Lawson 444 4 9 0
Woodard 143 2 14 0
Davis " 143 5 14 1
Graves 250 3 12 0
Winston 188 3 16 0
White , 125 1 8 2
Alston . . 77 1 13 1
Vick 400 2 5 2
Best 91 1 11 0
Person 200 1 5 ' 0
Cunningham 125 18 S
Harkins 300 3 10 1
Donnely 0 0 9 0
Curtis 111 1 9 0
"Webb 143 17 0
Graham 222 2 9 2
Bennett 500 1 2 1
Woodson . . 200 . 1 5 0
Eskridg-e 286 2 7 2
DR. HUME'S LECTURE.
The Messianic Ideal.
On last Thursday evening- Dr.
Hume lectured in Gerrard Hall to a
large and appreciative audience
His subject was "The Messianic
Starting-with the orig-in of the
name Messiah lie showed the pro
cess by which it gathered into itself
the expanding- ideals of King-ship
and associated them with the Son of
Man who is the Son of God.
The Hebrew prose-poem, Isaiah,
contains the most remarkable pre
sentation of this Messianic, concep
tion. A rapid analysis and critical
survey of it as a unique specimen of
literature was g-iven. We must
note the historical environment of
the different king's of Judah with
whom the prophet was associated
and the relations of the world-powers
of that day, Egypt and Assyria,
to little Judah. We see that the
folly and sin of Ahaz point by con
trast to a better king- who is pre
dicted as coming- at an early day.
This Immanuel king- grows into
the better defined figure of the
Prince with the four names indica
tive of roval virtues and moral ener-
y. The prophet finds that neith
er Hezekiah nor any earth-born ru
ler can measure up to his expanding
ideal of the true king-, the Seed of
Abraham,, the Son of David, the
Anointed of the Jehovah.
O for a man, a hero, yet a man in
every sense, who shall be a hidings
place and a refug-e!
Mildly and with graphic touches
the judicial discipline of apostate
Judi'li was described, out of which
this man, who grows into more god
like proportions, was to be produced.
The characteristics of ancient Ori
ental civilization, utterly pag-an and
worldly, were here defined in con
nection with the Dooms of the Na
tions which Isaiah sing's with such
strang-e eloquence. Such idolatrous
material life cannot produce true
character. Therefore only out of
the elect remnant in Judah can the
true personal and social ideal be
It was in the Babylonian exile
that Jewish character was purified
and deepened and a sincere and transforming-
relig-ious spirit created
which prepared the chosen elemeut
in them to g-ain some dim conception
of the Vicarious Sufferer depicted in
the fifty third of Isaiah, the God
Man, who is the Sin-Bearer for his
people and who passes through his
mysterious sorrow to be the Re
This fig-ure of the Messiah grows
upon the prophet as his experience
and the events of his life-time deep
en and define themselves. It is to
grow vvith humanity.
What Jewish thought persistent
ly clung to and yet found it hard to
realize without degrading it, Christ
ian faith, taking the claim and the
career of the Jews and noting his
satisfaction!' human thought , and
feeling and his historic fullrillment
of the Messianic ideal, has defined
and accepted as our hope and confi
dence. This is the key to history,
this is the ground from which we
rise to see a unity of idea, of plan,
of construction in the natural and
moral world. ,
Inthis Messiah with his peculiar
servants and kindom, we come to
the true leader and the ideal commonwealth.
Although the success of the . Com
mons is now assured, the Committee is
not satisfied. To carry out the plans
with entire satisfaction a larger num
ber of men is necessary.
The board is now thoroughly good.
We doubt if there has ever been such
bread supplied here as Commons has
given this year. About half the fam
ilies of the Faculty buy it regularly.
Good bread is one of the things we
have striven for. We regard it as ab
solutely assential to the health of stu
dents. The meats are satisfactory.
In fact we believe the boarders will a
gree that whatever is given is satis
factory. Changes have been made in the
management to .please the students.
One thing is yet not realized. The
health of the students demands more
variety in food. It is a part of the
plan to supply this variet'. But we
cannot do this unless the number of
boarders is increased. May we not
bring this matter to the attention of
serious men? An increase of twenty
for March would give us a
grip upon the fish market.
A Medal to the Best Batter.
, The following letter explains itself.
Winston, N. C, Feb. 25, 1898.
Mr. R. H. Lewis, Mgr.
. U. N. C. Base-Ball Team.
Chapel Hill, N. C.
I wish to offer a gold
medal, for the best batter, of the U. N.
C. team made in all College games
this season. This medal will be plac
ed at T. W. Grimes' drug store at
Winston. N. C. You can get the
same by writing the above firm at the
close of the season.
In giving the medal I wish to say.
"The Kid", my brother will ' not be
included in the contest.
With very best wishes for the suc
cess of your team and defeat of Virginia,
I am your unknown friend,
G. W. Lawson.
"Darling-", gently lisped the maiden
Red as roses grew his face
"If you never loved another,
How then learned you to embrace?"
Joyous he pressed hertohiin,
.Whispering in her ear with haste,
"Foot-ball trainer, while at college,
Makes us tackle round the waist".
"May I print a kiss on j-our cheek?"
She nodded sweet permission;
So we went to press, and I rather guess
I printed a large edition.
There will be a meeting of- the!
Shakespeare Club tonight, 7:30.
The Tenth Annual Contest.
On last Tuesday evening the Dia
lectic Hall was crowded. The occa
sion was the tenth annual debate be
tween the Dialectic and Philanthropic
Societies. Mr. J. 13. Little was in the
chair; Mr. W. A. Smith, Secretary.
The Judges were Dr. Battle, Dr. By
num, and Rev. Mr. Winecoff. The
meeting was called to order at 7:30,
and after a few preliminary remarks
from the chair, and the reading of the
minutes by the secretary,, the order of
exercises for the evening was read.
The query was, "Resolved, that the .
United States Senators should be elec
ted by a direct vote of the people".
The affirmative was represented by
Messrs. Connor and Abbott of the
Philanthropic, the negative, by Mes
srs. Bowie and Johnston of the Dialec
tic. The1 following are synopses of the.
First speaker on the affirmative,
He took up the question of amend
ment and showed that this could not
be brought up as an argument against
the change. Showed that the people
demanded the change, that there is a
popular movement in its favor.
Then showTed what the reasons were
for giving the election of senators to
the state legislature instead of to the
people. That the argument for this
method were hung on these three
(1) The mistrust of the people by
the framers of the constitution.
(2) That the Senate was intended to
represent the wealth of the country.
(3) That the Senate was to repre
sent the aristocracy of the nation. r
Quotation were given to prove this.
He showed that all these had past
away. That as we had no aristocra
tic element in the nation we could
have no representation of it.
As to the second that the great
trouble to-day was too much legisla
tion for wealth. That the Senate is
more the wealthy man's than the poor
man's. Then that in every case in
our history when great political ques
tions were left to the people every
thing came off quietly and prosperous
ly. But that when party leaders were
left to settle these questions discon
tent was always the result. As exam
plesof this he brought up the last
Presidential Campaign. The money
fight and the campaign of 1861. The
money fight was left to the people
the slavery question to the party lea
ders. The Senator is the people's repre
sentative and you have no right to
keep his election from the people.
That the changes in the condition
of times make the change advisable.
The advances made in civilization
and experiance in the science of gov
ernment make the people fit to choose
the senators as they do the governors.
He closed by briefly stating what
the affirmative wanted and that this
evil being corrected the other needed
changes would follow.
First speaker on the negative, Mr.
The present system is wisely concei
ved. The best Legislature consists in
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