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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, February 28, 1900.
EXERCISES BY REPRESENTA
TIVES OF THE SOCIETIES.
Washington's birthday was cole
brated at the University by appro
priatejexerciscs in Gerrard Hall.
The exercises began at eleven A.
M. Messrs. J. K. Rots of the Di
and E. D. Salience of the Phi. act
ed as President and Secretary re
spectively. The speeches deliv
ered were of a high order and were
enjoyed by all present.
The exercises were opened with
prayer by Dr. Thos. Hume, followed
with an appropriate address of
welcome by Mr. Ross. The first
speaker of the day was Mr. J. Ed.
Latta, whose subject was "Indus
trialism." In substance he said;
there aro two forces found every j
where in 'human society. One is a
spiritual force. The other finds its
expression in industrial develop
ment. A false and perverted
spiritualism resulted in the dark
ness of the Middle Ages. After
that a movement towards a . com
pleter humanity set in and continu
ed to about the end of the eighteenth
century, the birthday of spiritual
Wild industrial freedom. In the rev
Jolution which then shook the world
anew order of civilization began,1
and in America was planted the
first real republic known to history.
f Since that time the crises that have
come in our life have had their
origin in our industrial conditions.
It was these that broug ht the negro
to America, and his presence makes
a problem upon the solution of
which then the safety of the South
largely : depends. Unlike economic
interests caused the Civil War.
Aiter the close of this war the age
of machinery began, and America!
entered upon an era of greater in-j
ilustrial growth. Agriculural conin
munities were transformed into
manufacturing districts; and today
the United States, though one of
the youngest of all the nations ot
if the earth, ranks among the first
;is a mntinf:iftnrinir I'Olintrv. Out
f this rapid industrial growth have.
me the powerful business corpo
itions of today; and the necessity
"markets for surplus products has
brought about the hitherto untried
policy of foreign expansion.
But, despite the changes wrought
tya hundred years of wonderful in-
Ihstrial growth, America has not
gotten her place in the family of
"uua. x uc lucas 'i tun tvii
lre still part of her life; and this
being true the problems that con-
!ront the people now shall be wise-
The next speaker was Mr. G. N.
poffey, who spoke on "The Saxon
fersus the Latin." In part he
fid: This age has been charac-
dzed by development of national
haracteristics. Two most irnpor
"lt races nn tin S.'iyom and the
L atin. The one is advancing rapid
1 i ii ,1- . if i
iy .uiu me otner is not. vvny is
this? D rummond savs that life is
correspondence with environment
vSaxon can adapt himself to environ'
ment. Latin lacks mobility. Im
mobility is retrogression.
lherrench have a wrong idea
of education. Education with
them is fitting a young man to pass
au examination. True education
fits a man for the struggle of life.
Its aim should be to make men,
self-dependent men. The French
youth is taught to rely upon his
parents which b-gets timidity.
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l uc musi, sticcessiiu men are inose
. ho originally had to rough it.
The Saxon lias a higher ethical
ideal. riie'French substitute hon
or for duty. Duty is a nobler word
than honor. Honor savs do a
thing because attendant circum
stances make it the proper thing to
do: duty says do a thimr because
he thing in itself is right. The
French rely loo much on the state,
he Saxon relies on himself. De
pendence upon central authority be
gets socialism, which is self-de
structive. 1 he nation is only the
organization of individuals. Latin
institutions do not allow the indi
vidual to assert himself. Catlioli-
cism stities individual conscience.
Protestantism ...leads the Saxon by
civil and religious freedom to great
ness and to glory. The Saxon
success is due to his mobility, his
vitabtv, his energv, and his initia
tive, and, judging1 from his past
success and the present outlook,
will continue to dominate the world
through ages yet unborn.
The closing address was deliv
ered by Judge J. C. McRae, Dean
of the Law School. In words of
masterful eloquence he spoke of
Washington, the American patriot
and statesman. He read a portion
of Washing-ten's Farewell Address,
and said that ..he hoped that the
principles there setforth might re
main forever a part of the policy of
the American government. The
speaker's patriotic utterances were
greeted from time to time with
rounds of hearty applause, and the
address was thoroughly enjoyed by
everyone present. '
The exercises of the day were
closed by the benediction pro
nounced by Rev, D. J. Currie, of
The Pennsylvania Track team
will sail from New York on Juue
20th by the steamer New York.
The team will compete in the Eng
Championship games as well as the
Olympian games at Paris.
Princeton is seriously consider
ing the advisability of having a
crew next summer as the Delaware
can now be reached in 35 minutes
Nearly 250 men are in training
for the Yale track team.
Neither Michigan nor Wisconsin
will semi foot-ball teams to play
the eastern colleges next fall, be
cause of the heavy expense.
A List of Possible Entries
From the Captain.
In accordance with the Constitu
tion of the Inter-Collegiate Ama
teur Athletic Association of North
Carolina the list of possible entries
for the Field Contest to be held at
Horner's School. Oxford, N. C,
has been sent in. This list consist
ed of sixty names. From t his num
ber 'will be chosen the team when
the training has advanced sufficient-
y for a contest to be held to deter
The list el rair.ts is as, follow s:
Hearu, Oldham, Curtis, Makely,
Stafford, Richardson, Ballard, El
liot, H. H. Reynolds, F. B. Fan
kin, Allison, Foust, Cowles,
Branch, Bennett, Croswell, Uzzell,
Howell, G. Berkeley, Joyner, Gud
ger, Gulley, Means, Read, Ferrell,
Lichtenthaeler, W. V. Brem,
Brooks, Sallenger, Linville, A.-W.
Graham, D. Graham, C. Mclver,
Lucae, Palmer. Klugh, Simpson,
Atkinson, Thorpe, Ramsey, J.
Gant, Roberts, M. Calder. Lynch,
Lyon, E. W, Clement, E. P.
Clement, Drane, E. Alexander,
Burgess, Lawson, Shull, Cates,
Wilson, C. McRae, J. Conley, At
kins Roun'tree, .Osborne.
Lists of entries from Trinity and
Davidson Colleges have been-re
ceived and everything points to
ward a successful meet. Davidson
knows more about her material as
can be seen from the short list of
sixteen names that have been sent
irinity has sent, a sist ot ninety
men from which her'team will be
selected and so we judge that their
condition is like ours, that there is
plenty of material but'that it is for
the most part untried and undevel
During the Spring the weather has
been exceedingly, unfavorable for
Track Work and the appearance
of men on the field has-been irreru
lar and spasmodic. Those who
were training with last year's team
have been working- as hard as the
new men and improvement can al
ready be seen. Curtis, Makely,
Hearn and' Osborne have been
practising' the start, short sprints
and hurdling. Of the new men
those who have been doing the best
work are Elliot, Foust, Rankin,
Roberts and Conley with the ham
mer and shot. The vaulting is
done by Burgess, Linville and
Drane and Croswell are jumping
and others who are working faith
fully are Alexander, Lucas, Gud
ger, Lynch, Clement and Cates.
Besides these others have been seen
on the field, Stafford, Ballard, Pal
mer, Simpson, Gant, Calder and
The spirit of rivalry is beginning
to show itself and our men are
urged to strive for the laurels that
await the victorious team.
GEN. JOHN B. GORDON
Mr. Graham Andrews spent
Sunday at his home in Raleigh,
His Subject "Last Days of Confed
eracy" Delights a Large Audience.
On last Monday night in Gerrard
Hall, under the direction of the Di
alectic and Philanthropic Societies,
Gen. John B. Gordon the distin
guished Southerner and President
of the United Confederate Veterans
Association, delighted au immense
audience with his thrilling lecture
on "The Last Days of the Confederacy."
This brave old warrior, who par
ticipated in many of the hardest
fouirht battles of the Civil 77ar.
told many occurrences of that time
which were made doubly interest-ting-,
from the personal experiences
of the speaker.
He told of many of the incidents
of the war and paid a magnificent
tribute to the women of the Confed
eracy. His tales of amusing incidents of
camp-life and anecdotes of peculiar
occurrences caused great laughter.
The scene of the final surrender
of Lee to Grant was told by him in
a vivid manner and his tribute to
great soldiers of both sides was ap
propriate. Peculiarly impressive were his
beautiful words of homage to Lee
and Jackson telling of their great
bravery, personal magnetism and
their high moral character. He
concluded by a fitting tribute to the
stars and stripes and to the reunited
country and besought all to stand
by that Hag.
His lecture was thoroughly inter
esting from start to finish and
very often he was interruped with
outbursts of applaust.
S. jA, E. Dance.
The Xi chapter of the s.a.E
fraternity gave a delightful infor
mal dance at their lodge last Sat
the visiting young ladies on the
Hill. Some pretty figures were
gracefully led by Mr. Cowles and
every one present enjoyed a most
pleasar.t evening-. Mrs. McRae
chaperoned the party . Those
present were Miss Hill of Halifax,
Miss Connor of Wilson, Miss
Bynum of Chapel Hill, Misses
Hinsdale and McRae of Raleigh,
Misses Jordan and Young of Hen-
lerson and, Misses Gordan and
Harrington of Chapel Hill.
Messrs. Whitehead W. and White
head J., Cowles, Battle, Berkely,
Moore, Makely, Shull, Bryan,
Thompson, Holmes, Woodard, Rose.
Davis, Brem, Howell, and Alex-
mder E. G.
Misses Hill, Conaor, Hinsdale
and MacRae who stayed over after
the dance Friday evening left for
their homes Monday.
Mr. W. S. Bernard has been
chosen to represnt the Phi. Society
in the debate with Vanderbilt thU