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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1908.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
MRS. CORNELIA SPENCER DEAD
DR.- BRUNER'S NEW BOOK
FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON
"VICTOR HUGO'S DRAMATIC
WON BY CAROLINA BY SCORE
OF 2 to 0.
DIED IN CAMBRIDGE MARCH 1 1 ; BURIED HERE SATURDAY
One of the Most Devoted and Faithful Friends the University
of North Carolina Ever HadLarge Number of
Alumni and Friends at Funeral.
The remains of Mrs. Cornelia where hei remains were buried Sat-
Phillips Spencer, a former resident urday. Her long- life of great activ-
of Chapel Hill and one of the most ity, mental, physical and moral, all
devoted and faithful friends the her faculties exercised on a very
University of North Carolina ever
had, arrived here Saturday morn
ing" from Cambridge, Mass. She
died on the 11th inst. The remains
were accompanied by her son-in-law,
Prof. J. Lee Love, of the Harvard
faculty, and his wife.
Immediately after the train arrived
the funeral party proceeded to the
Presbtyerian church. The funeral
services were conducted by Dr.
A. L. Phillips, of Richmond,
nephew of the deceased. He was
assisted by Rev. LeRoy Gresham.
The pall bearers were: Drs. Ebeu
Alexander and C. Alphonso Smith,
Profs. William Cain and Collier
Cobb, and Messrs. D. McCauley,
H. H. Patterson, A. S. Barbee,
and C. W. Johnston.
The interment took place at the
Chapel Hill cemetery, attended by
practically all the members of the
faculty and a large number of
students and, townspeople. Lec
tures were suspended, the college
bell was tolled, and every mark of
respect was paid to the memory
of the deceased.
The floral offerings were many
and beautiful, coming from all parts
of the country. Especially beauti
ful was a large violet wreath sent
by the students who have rooms in
the Spencer Building at the State
Normal and Industrial College.
President J. I. Foust and Prof.
W. C. Smith . were here as the
Normal representatives. The out-of-town
alumni and friends who
attended the services were: Dr. R.
H. Battle of Raleigh, Mr. Ed.
Love of Lincolntou, Mr. John F.
Love of Gastonia, Dr. R. H. Lewis
of Raleigh, President George T.
Winston of the A. & M. College,
Colonel Benehan Cameron of Ral
eigh, General Julian S. Carr of
Durham, Mesdames W. W. Glenn
of Gastonia, M. A. Russell of Rock
inham, Verner of Columbia, S. C,
Charles Phillips, Chamberlain and
The following appreciation of
Mrs. Spencer's character was writ
ten by Professor Collier Cobb:
Notwithstanding she would have
completed her 83d year within
little more than a week, having
been born on March 20th, 1825, the
death of Mrs. Spencer at Cam
bridge, Mass., on the 11th instant,
came as a distinct shock to the peo
ple of North Carolina, and espec
ially to the people of Chapel Hill, !
high plane, the strong influence
which she exerted on the community
and the state, her devotion and
service to the University in adver
sity and prosperity, and her contri
butions to our education, history
and literature, have made Mrs
Spencer's a familiar name, in every
home of culture in North Carolina.
But in Chapel Hill she is honored
not for these things alone, but for
her uniform courtesy her loving
kindness, and generous benevolence
Here she relieved tired mothers,
she led little feet in the taths they
should tread, she was interested in
the work and play and hopes of
young people, she sat up with the
She was fond of nature and knew
all the attractive walks around the
village, when the flowers would
bloom and when the birds would
come. She was also an artist of no
mean ability, drawing and painting
the wild flowers and other objects
of interest around Chapel Hill.
Her odes to the University, sung
on all public occasions, are real
poetry and on a high plane. She
excelled in many lines of work and
failed iti none.
Her books are too well known to
require comment. Her "Last Nine
ty Days of the War," a vivid and
strong picture of those awful times,
has received favorable comment
from northern critics as well as
southern, and it is a classic of its
kind. Her greatest service to North
Carolina was. in keeping the inter
ests of the University before the
people of the State when its halls
were closed during the dark days of
reconstruction, and to her as much
as to any one else except to Dr.
Battle was due the reopening of the
University in 1875. But her inter
est in young women was also unfalt
ering, as was shown in a series of
articles in Jhe Presbyterian relat
ing to young ladies, their lives,
duties, and opportunities. She held
up f he hands of Messrs. Mclverand
Alderman in their efforts to estab
lish a State Normal and Industrial
College, and the principal dormi
tory at the Normal is fittingly
named in her honor. After Dr. Wins
ton had gained her reluctant consent
to the naming of the building he
asked what message he should take
the young ladies of the Normal and
Industrial College from her. She
replied, "Tell the young women
(Continued on page 4.)
A Valuable Addition to Dramatic
Literature Many Words of
Praise by Authorities.
The first copies of Dr. James D.
Bruner's book, "Victor Hug-o's
Dramatic Characters," were receiv
ed last week. The book is an ex
haustive study of Hugo's characters
and is a valuable addition to the lit
erature on the subject of the drama.
It is published by the American
Book Company and is one of the
neatest and handsomest little books
on the market.
Many words of praise have been
said by authorities to whom the
manuscript or proof was submitted
or who read different chapters pub
lished in various magazines.
Dr. Mims says of the chapter on
The Villain in Hugo's Ruy Bias.
"An exceptionally able paper, show
ing rare, literary appreciation and
Prof. Moulton says, "The studies
seem to me to be admirably written
and of high critical value."
Prof. T. A. Jenkins, "You are
evidently a great lover of the play
(Hernani), and I have also enjoyed
your good English'
Prof John Bell Henneman, editor
of the Sewanee Review says, "I re
gard your article (on Hernani and
Ruy Bias) as-strong and original."
The Fiddlers' Convention.
Ye Olde Tyme Fiddlers' Conven
tion was held in the Canada School
Building- Thursday and Friday
nights. A large number of fiddlers
and banjo pickers were here from
all parts of the county and the
music reminded one indeed of ye
olde tyme. The students were
represented by Messrs. J. T. Ben-
bow and J. B. Whittington, both
of whom won prizes.
Prizes were awarded as follows:
Fiddle first, W. D. King; second,
C. D. King; third, Whit Loyd.
Banjo first, J. T. Benbow; second,
T. Sparrow; third J. B. Whitting--ton.
The judges were Dr. Herty and
Messrs. W. B. Sorrell and B. T.
Groome. Dr. Herty was, however,
absent the last night and the decis
ion was made by Messrs. Sorrell
George Washington vs. Carolina.
The George Washington-Caro
lina debate will be held in Gerrard
Hall Friday night. The query is:
Resolved, That the Open Shop sub
serves the Interest of the Wage
Earning1 Classes. Carolina has the
negative. Messrs. T. W. Andrews
and W. P. Stacy will represent Car
olina and Messrs. Berry and Schrei
ber, George Washington. The
judges will be President E. L.
Moffitt of Elon Colleg-e and Presi
dent Poteat and Professor Sykes of
Pitcher's Battle With Honors Go
ing to Fullenwlder Bingham
Has League Pitcher.
The Varsity baseball season for
1908 opened Saturday, and in a
fast, well-pla3ed game, Carolina
defeated Bingham, Mebane, by the
score of 2 to 0. Carolina showed
up well in the field, playing- an er
rorless game. Bingham's team
was by far the best she has had in
years, and with Howard, an ex
State league pitcher in the box, the
Varsity score was held down.
Fullenwider in his first game es
tablished a record, pitching the
first three innings, and striking out
every man that faced him. In the
second inning only ten balls were
thrown, nine of them being strikes.
Duls and Stewart each pitched
three innings, and did g-ood work
Hobbs caught a beautiful g-ame,
and his throwing-, was perfect.
Howard's pitching was good, and
he fielded his position in g-ood style.
As a whole the game was satis
factory from a Carolina standpoint.
The fact that only two hits were
made is not to be taken as a bad
sign, as the opposing pitcher, How
ard, will hardly be excelled by any
collegiate pitcher that the team
The following- is the score:
James (Capt. ) 3rd b.
Hamilton 1st b.
Montgomery 2nd b.
Fountain s. s.
Wadsworth . i.
) r. t.
Kay r. f.
Harris (Capt.) c.
Clark 3rd b.
Terry 1st b.
Parker 2nd b.
Phoenix c. f.
Caldwell 1. f.
Happer s. s.
AB. R. H. PO. A. B
4 1 0 0 0 0
3 1 0 51 2 0
3 0 1 0 0 0
2 0 0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 1 0
1 0 0 0 2 0
4 0 1 8 0 0
4 0 0 2 2 0
3 0 0 2 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
2 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0
30 2 2 27 7 0
3 0 1 2 9 0
3 0 0 0 0 0
2 0 0 5 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 14 0 0
3 0 0 3 2 2
3 0 0 1 0 0
3 0 ,0 1 0 0
3 0 0 1 1 1
26 0 1 27 12 3
0 1 0 0 0 0 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carolina 1 0
Bingham 0 0
Summary: 1st. bawe on balls off Duls 1; off
Howard 1. Left on bases, Carolina 4. 1st.
base on errors James, Hamilton, Hobbs. 2
base hits, Hamilton. Sacrifice hits Hobbs,
Cole. Struck out by Fullenwider 9, by Duls 1,
by Stewart 4; by Howard 5. Stolen bases
Cole, Hamilton. Passed ball Harris. Time
of game 1:15. Umpire Stem.
The scrub debating- contests have
all been held. The results are as
George Washing-ton: D. B.
Teague and J. C. Lockhart. Prize
won by Teague.
Virginia: H. P. Osborne and B.
H. Lewis. Won by Lewis.
Georgia: D. B. Teague and V.
C. Edwards. Won by Teagrue.