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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTE CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, March" 15th. 1898.
Mebane vs. University.
THE FIRST GAME WON BY THE
'VARSITY SwUHc y TO 1.
Last Friday our first match game of
the season wu. jiajfu. auu wvm, tvv.i)
(man on the team reflecting credit on
himself. The good showing made was
indeed a surprise, tor , the practice
cratnes for the past two weeks have
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The Bmgnam ioys too piayeu
wiirl frame and some of them bid
fair to become "stars" on the Varsity.
Trinity's "star" fielder, Wilber Card
umpired the game in a most impartial
Belden's line, drive over third and
Cocke's phenomenal catch in left field
elicited a maximum amount of ap
plause, Woodard made an especially
pretty line drive between left and cen
For quite a while the game was a
war between pitchers and. right man
fully did they contend for the suprem
acy. Lawson and Gwaltney composed
the battery for Carolina, Mangum and
! Oldham for Bingham. . Oldham's cool
head work was constantly displayed
nmiMntiyum was never more at his
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ease, jviangum was uu 10 uui uiun
and knew their individual shortcom
ings in stick work. But again the
Varsity was no stranger to the curves
and tricks of her old pitcher.
Bingham took the bat first and Old
ham. J.vwas the first man up. After
getting two balls and three strikes he
knocked an easy ground ball to second
base. Belden shot the ball over to
first but Winston was nervous and
fumbled: Scott was called to the plate
and Oldham walked to second base on
a pass ball. Scott took three balls and
then Lawson put three balls square
over the plate but Scott couldn't find
them. Oldham, W. followed suit.
Farrell, E. drove the ball to second
base but was thrown out at first, re
tiring his side.
Rogers leads off for Carolina. He
gets hit by pitched ball and takes first,
(applause). Winston goes to the bat
aud Rogers steals second making a
pretty slide. Winston flies out to
short stop. McKee knocks four fouls
and then drives the ball to second and
gets to first on a fumble. Rogers goes
to third and McKee , steals second.
Hume strikes out. Belden comes to
he bat and cracks out a "two bagger"
between short and third, scoring Rog
ers and McKee. . Belden steals third
and walks home on pass ball. Law
son flies out to third and retires the
Farrell, N, flies out to Rogers, and
Kenned and Cocke strike out.
Williams strikes out, Woodard hits
a ground ball to third and gets his
base on error by first baseman but is
put out in attempt to steal second.
Gwaltney gets a two base hit to left
field but is caught napping between
second and third.
Third inning: Cocke knocks a
ground ball to short and is thrown
ut. . Mangum knocks a line drive to
short but Woodard squeezes it'. Old
ham, J. flies out to Williams.
Rogers comes to the plate aud gets
hit by pitched ball again trots to first
hut is callpf! nut. Winston takes the
stick and gets a pretty two-base hit
over first (applause). McKee flies out
to third and Hume makes a pretty
drive to right field but Thompson
Fourth inning; Scott strikes out
and Oldham, W. knocks a pop, fly to
third. Farrell, E. gets first on' a hit
and second on a pass ball, Farrell, N.
knocks ground ball to first and is out.
Belden. is thrown out at first and
Lawson gets a pretty hit between
short and third. Williams bunts pret
tily and on wild throw Lawson cross
es the plate and Williams stops on
third. Hume relieves him and crosses
the plate on Woodard's beautiful drive
to left centre. Gwaltney strikes out.
Rogers knocks the ball to pitcher and
is out at first retiring the side.
Fifth inning; Kennedy strikes out,
Thompson flies out to third and Cocke
fans three times.
Winston hits a pop fly to first but
gets two bags on errors.
two bags on a hit to left field. Hume
comes to the bat but the luck is still
against him on the umpire's decisions
and he strikes out. Belden knocks a
long drive over left fielder's head but
Cocke runs back and gets it making
the prettiest play of the game and elic
iting much applause, Lawson gets a
hit scoring Winston and McKee but
runs off first and is put out.
Sixth inning; Williams goes in the
box for Carolina and Lawson goes to
Mangum knocks ground ball to
third and is thrown out. Oldham is
robbed of a hit by . captain Winston's
pretty work. Scott gets to first on er
rors but Oldham, W. is thrown out re
tiring the side.
Williams drives to short aud is
caught out. Woodard gets a hit in
right field and Gwaltney does the
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some over second oase. rcogers
frets hit and forces Woodard and
Gwaltney to third and second.
Winston lines out a hit, Woodard
scores and Gwaltney is put out in
attempt to do likewise. . Rogers
steals third and tries to get home
but Bingham's fine team work pre-
rents. (Jldham and Mangum s
coaching were in evidence.
Seventh inning. Farrell, E.
fouls out to catch. Farrell, N.
flies out to centre and Kennedy
McKee makes a pretty bunt but
looses time by sliding and is put
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out. rlume drives oaii to jert neut
er who muffs and Hume scores on
Continued on Fourth Page.
Prof. Gore on Cosmogony.
Oh Thursday eveuing Gerrard
hall was crowded for Prof. Gore's
lecture on Cosmogony.
He began by stating that the con-
ception that there was a cimerent
aggregation of. the matter constitu-j
ting the universe in past ages is not
new, though the ancients regarded!
the development completed. Chang-!
es as to place and physical condi- j
tion are known to be going on. The
nebular hypothesis' was explained.
Starting with a rotating nebulous
mass it was shown how it was pos
sible that upon cooling and con
tracting, the rate of rotation would
increase as a necessary consequence,
then when the centripetal tendency
equaled the gravitatiou of central
mass the outer equatorial ring of
matter would cease to approach the
centre of parent mass upon further
cooling. ' The matter of this ring or
a set of such rings might collect in
one mass and form a planet; others
might be similarly formed.
The. explanation of the direction
of rotation of the planets was given
and explained by the aid of dia
grams The near coincidence of the planes
of the several orbits, and the planes
of their orbits with equatorial plane
of sun are necessary consequences
of this theory of world development;
also the more rapid rate of rotation
of the equatorial parts of the sun,
Jupiter .and probably Saturn than
parts of these bodies in higher lat
itudes. The asteroids were regarded as
the fragments of a plauet spoiled in
the making. The rings of Saturn
illustrate a. stage in the evolution of
planets from the primitive nebulous
mass. The existence of nebulous
masses is revealed by the telescope
and proven to be incandescent gases
by , spectroscope. Different types of
nebulae were shown on the screen;
spiral nebula showing rotation,
dumb-bell nebula illustrating a gas
eous mass dividing into two portions
which will doubtless become a pair
of binary stars.
The chances are that a rotating
mass of gas would subdivide into
two nearly equal masses or upon
cooling and condensing form a great
number of small bodies like the as
teroids; yet there is a chance that
one of the indefinite number of orig
inal nebulous masses would produce
a system of worlds like our solar
The sonrce of supply of solar ra
diation is generally thought to be
due to contraction Contraction
means the falling of its matter to
wards the centre. Matter in mo
tion is energy and when its motion
is lessened heat is produced. If the
sun's heat hasalvvays been thus gen
erated there was' a time when its
pflobe extended out to the orbit of
Mercury, to the Earth,' or occupied
the space now allotted to the entire
solar system, the entire system one
The Earth is very ho. towards
the centre, the igneous rocks and
shape show that it was once molten.
It it cooled previous to its fluid state,
it must have then been gaseous.
The physical condition of other plan
ets indicate that they too are losing
heat. The conclusion is that the
Solar System must have been a gas
eous mass at one period of its histo
ry. The nebular hypothesis tries
to account for the-development of
the System from that primitive con
dition, and while the theory is in
accord with the laws of matter and
energy, it lacks confirmation as it
has not been demonstrated that the
results are necessary consequence of
the assumptions, or that the system!
could not have developed from a va-!
porous mass in some oilier way or
through the operations of other
manifestations of energy. ' '
THE STATE CONVENTION MEETS
The twenty-second annual State
Convention of the Young Men's
Christian Association, held at Ashe
ville last week, was an occasion
that the delegates from the Univer
sity will long remember with con
It was full of life and vigor, and
was characterized by spicy speeches
from start to finish. The pro
gramme was a full one and alloWed
but little time for pleasure seeking,
nevertheless some attention was
given to the social side of life, so as
to make the convention pleasant as
well as profitable.
The delegates were met prompt
ly at the station Thursday after
noon and conducted to the Y. M. C.
A. rooms, and they were shown
every courtesy possible in the way
of entertainment. A reception was
given them at the Y. M. C. A. Hall
Thursday evening where they had
an opportunity to meet many of the
young ladies of Asheville.
Friday morning the convention
met at t h e First- Presbyterian
church, and proceeded at once to
businsss. The greiter part of the
da7 was spent in the discussion of
Bible Study in its various phases,
and also of Young Men as a Power
in the church, and the problem of
reaching them in country districts
and small towns.
On Saturday, the subject of Bi
ble study was again discussed to
some extent, and then the Conven
tion turned its attention to the
inner workings of the Y. M. C. A.
A very interesting lecture on the
growth of the Y. M. C. A. was
given Saturday night, and was il
lustrated by Stereopticon views.
Sunday was devoted chiefly to
devotional services in the different
churches of the city.
At the farewell meeting Sunday
night, some good : addresses were
made on the Association work in
the Colleges of the State, and the
Colleges of the World.
The leading spirits of the Con
vention were Mr. W' M. Lewis,
State Secretary, 'Mr. H. P. Ander
son, Secretary International Com
mittee, and Mr. George A. Hall, of
New York City.
The Cornell debaters defeated
those of U. Pa. last Thursday.
This is the fifth debate betweod
the two Universities, and, with re
specfto number, it gives Cornell
The faculty and students of the
Nebraska State University, at Lin
coln, have established a house on
the order of a University Settle
ment in the poorer section of the
city. The house is opened nightly
for classes and social gatherings.
Many of the students assist in the