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The University has thirty of her
sons in the present Legislature
nine in the Senate and twenty-one
in the House. With the exception
of two Senators, Mr. J. Hampton
Brooks, '54, and Mr. Nathan S.
Gibson, '67, all qre young men who
.have attended the University within
the past twenty-five years. In the
I-louse are Messrs. H. M. Ayer,
'87, Thos. F. Brantley, '92, F. M.
Bryan, '96, L. E. Carrigan, '84, T.
G. Croft, Jr., '97, Geo. W. Dick,
g '83, B. J. Douglas, '97, G. G. Dow
lilig, '05, C. W. Garris, '91, J. Gor'
C don Hughes, '97, D. D. McColl, Jr.,
,j'98, B. W. Miley, '94, Howell Mor
V rell, '83, J. W. Nash, '93, B. E.
Nicholson, '93, E. L. Richardson,
'o, W. Pressley Robinson, '05, E.
M. Rucker, Jr., '85, Olin Sawyer,
'89, F. G. Tompkins, '98, N. B.
Wannamaker, '84, John L. Wig
gins, '89. In the Senate are Messrs.
W. L. Bass-, '84, J. Hampden
Brooks, '54, J. IH. Clifton, '98, J. R.
Earle, '84, Nathan S. Gibson, '67,
G. K. Laney, '94, G. L. Toole, '99,
Francis H. Weston, '88, T. Yancey
Williams, '86. The University al
ways hears with delight of the suc
cess of her younger sons who show
to the world that her ante-bellum
fame is not being lessened by the
men of this generation.
David Hamilton, Law, '07, of the
Chester bar, visited the campus re
Joseph A. McCullough, one of
our honored graduates, has an
tiounced himself as a candidate for
the United States Senate.
James Wardlaw,- '03, is doing
civil engineering work with the
firm of Shand & L'afaye of this
Henry Davis, '05, one of the
leading lawyers of Florence, was
in the city Friday attending the
election of Shipp to the judgeship
of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit.
Society resumed work on last
Saturday night after a rest of six
weeks, and as it was the regular
time for election of officers, the
literary exercises were dispense<l
The retiring officers were: Pres
idlent, J. B. Davis, 'o8, Winnsboro
Vice-President, T. H. Peeples. 'o8,
Williston; Literary Critic, J. E.
Hart, 'o8, Yorkville; Secretary, J.
F. Epps, '09, Due West; Treasurer,
C. T. Simpson, 'to, Laurens; Cen
sor, 1. F. Belser, 'to, 'Summerton;
Orderly Critic, R. C. Hamer, 'ii,
Hamer; Custos Forum, J. M.
Hemphill, 'o8, Chester; Recorder,
James Campbell, 'ii, Hamer; Li
brarian, J. I. Hazftrd, Jr., 'ii,
Georgetown. The newly elected
officers for the third society term
are as follows: President, Ran
dolph Murdaugh, 'o8, Varnville:
Vice-President, J. E. Hart, 'o8,
Yorkville; Literary Critic, Roy
Webster, 'o9, Gaffney; Secretary,
B. J. White, '09, Rock Hill; Treas
urer, R. M. Cooper, Jr., '09,
Wisacky; Censor, M. F. Bush, 'to,
Aiken; Orderly Critic, R. F. Simp
son, 'it, Laurens; Custos Forum,
J. B. Davis, 'o8, Winnsboro; Re
corder, J. 0. Sheppard, 'i1, Edge
field; Librarian, J. S. Hoey, 'ii,
New York, N. Y.
The second term of The Caro
linian staff will be elected at the
next meeting of the Society.
The Society has passed resolu
tions to the effect that at some
date during the early spring there
shall be a reunion of this Society.
on which occasion addresses shall
be delivered by several of her most
prominent alunmi. A committee
has been appointed to invite the
speakers and to arrange for a ban
quet to be given in their honor.
Mr. J. B. Coleman, Euphradian.
'o6, spent a few days with friends
on the campus immediately after
the mid-term examinations at Geor
gia Polytechnic institute. "Sol
dier Boy" is now Adjunct Profes
sor of Mathematics at "Tech." and
is a fine man for this position.
During this week several Eu
phradians have made brief visits to
)their old environments. Among
these were: Messrs. E. S. Oliver,
'04, Marion; J. D. Gilland, 'o6,
Kingstree, and T. M. DuBose, Jr.,
'07, of Charleston Medical College.
The Euphradian Society is now
in good financial condition, and
work will begin about the first of
the month to make a few improve
ments and freshen up the general
appearance of the hall.
The programme for February
29th is as followvs:
Hand. Negative, Reynolds, Wood
Query-That the United States
Senators should be elected by th<
'lhe clays of enduring and tribu
lation have passed. Though soim
have fallen by the wayside, mos
of us managed to pull througl
with seconds hanging on, which
when you come to think about it
is a whole lot better than so man)
thirds. It seems now as if every
thing has taken on a brighter hue
and the old world seems like itsel
Scene (rear of DeSaussure Col
lege)-"Can you direct me to th<
Co-ed----" Proprietor? Prorietoi
of what, sir?" asked the astonishe<
Stran:!er-"Why of the asylum.'
Co-ed indulges in hearty laugh.
Stranger (aside)-"Oh, yes
that's so, poor thing, she doesn'
On the evening of January 24tt
Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Hudgin.
gave a charming reception to th
students who recently contested foi
the medal offered by the Wad(
Hampton Chapter, U. D. C.,; fo
the best essay on the subject "Wha
Place Will the Confederacy Hold it
History ?" Mrs. Hudgins, whi
was chairman of the committee t<
judge the papers, was so impresse<
with the merit of the essays tha
she desired to express to the young
writers a measure of her apprecia
tion. The handsome home wa
thrown open to the young people
and everywhere in most appropriat(
reference to the subject still fresl
in their minds and to the occasior
on which. the contest took place
Confederate flags waved and Con
federate colors met the eyes. 4
dozen or more attractive young
ladies were there to assist th
hostess in receiving their guests
Mr. B. J. White, '09, won th
It has come to light that "Josh
Ashley on the last "exams." wrot
with a genial disregard for litera
ture in trying to quote Kipling'
"Recessional." "God Almighty b
with us yet, less we forget,'less w
"Bob'" Cooper (morning afte
alumni banquet) -"Smithy, m:
head feels as big as a barrel. H-ow'
yours feel ?"
Wadlaw Smith (sleepily)
"nnt know, haven't felt it yet."
Doesn't this sound just like a
"Cola., S. C., U. of S. C. This is
to certify that I have not taken or
given or received any aid in this
"Very truly yours,"
GAlDNER, I. 13.
There is a young student named
Who no sort of tobacco will use;
But more than one thinks
That the liquid he drinks
Is constituted of "booze."
Prof. Moore-"Now this class of
reptiles lived on the earth many
thousands of years ago, but are
"Bob" Cooper-"Professor, they
don't live on the earth now, do
Henry Hughes, seeing an am
bulance coming down Main street,
wanted to know if it was the Co
During "exams." some students
-achieve sickness and then again
some have sickness thrust upon
During the recent cold spell
"Doc." Ligon, or otherwise known
as Fresh. Ligou,-saw the construc
tion car coming down the street and
asked a friend if it was not rather
early for the summer cars to be
Prof. Bain (in first Latin)-Mr.
Leaphart, compare first.
Fresh. Leaphart-First, second,
Prof. Smith-Mr. McGowan,
who wrote "Last of the Mohicans?
Soph. McGowan-Dr. Green
"Cope" Massey do>es not uniner
stand why people call the Christmas
vacation the Hollow days. He says
that's the time he gets pretty full.
"Though memory recall all things,
Our griefs and pleasures spent,
It can never bring back to us
The money we have lent."
"Doc." Ligon in one of his even
- ing discourses said that he once
3 saw a man whose whole right side
! was hypnotized (paralyzed).
"Break, break, break on thy cold
gray stones, 0 Sea I
r For I'd like you to know
p How it seems to be so,
a Brokce, dead broke, as me.*"
Prof. Colcock on the evening of
January 29tt' gave a very inter
esting and instructive lecture on
astronomy. Quite a large crowd
was present and it was much en
joyed by all.
There is some talk of organizing
a' Dramatic Club. There is some
excellent material in college for
such a club, and it is hoped that
those who have it in charge will
carry it through and make a big
success of it.
A certain student finished up his
prayer something like this: Lord,
make me a good boy. If you don't
succeed at first, try, try again.
Prof. Colcock-"Mr. Davis, what
planets were ' known to the an
Bratton Davis-"Venus, Jupiter
and I.-I think the earth, but I am
not sure about the latter."
"Once there was a Senior so rash
As to cultivate a fuzzy mustache,
But the "exams." knocked him
And trimmed it around,
And nowl he has lost all his dash."
The Island of Rye
Out of the sapphire realm of the
In to the turquoise sky,
Where the birds babble, and pals
Flutter their fronds on high
Out of the nystical reache's of the
Rises the Island of Rye.
Oh, the Island of Rye is a merry
And there's where I long to be,
Far from the lure of the blind
And the door of the 'spensary.
But there stretches full many a nau
'Tween us and its gold-sanded
The Rivers of Rye flow busily on
In endless variety,
They are nothing at all but rivers
With a few that are Wilson's
And the brooklets that prattle are
"Kiss of the Dawn,"
Which is sold in Columbia, S. C.
Three Feathers, Mount Vernon, Old
Joe and the rest
Can be had there for nothing
To see boundless vineyards with
grapes yet unpressed
As yet into scuppernong wine.
You may talk all you like of the
Isles of the Blessed,
But . for me-give mne Rye
every time! -G.