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]Kgbe E, Gonzales, Richliand.
W. H. Jan9s . (3uphrodign)
X. E Rector . . . . . (Clariosophic)
0. W. Reaves . . . . . (Clarlosophic)
L Cooper . . . . . (Euphradlan)
4. H. Sullivan . . . . . (Clariosophio)
Randolph Murdaugh . (Euphradian)
Ts C. Callison . . . . . (Clariosophic)
Y. M. C. A.
Roy Webster. Spartanburg
Assistant Business Manager
J. C. Massey, Taxahaw
Published thrice a month by the Lit
erary Societies of the University of
South Carolina. Terms, $1.60 a ses
sion, payable in advance. From
January 16, 1908, to June 15, 1908,
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The Gamecock solicits h u m o r o u s
sketches, essays, verse, etc., and will
gla4ly publish such as is available,
when accompanied by the full name
of the author. Unsigned manu
scripts will neither be acknowledged
All checks and money orders should
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COLUMBIA, S. C., APRIL 3. 1908.
R. E. GONZALES.
When the tolling of the church
004 bell last Monday morning an
nounced the hour for the funeral of
our late well-beloved professor,
many an eye filled with tears at the
involuntary recollections those bells
recalled. It is hard to realize that
never again shall we have the privi
lege of uncovering in his venerable
presence; of listening to his kindly
courtesies, jnd of hearing his gra
cious "good mornings." Only yes
terday he stood among us, his heart
in the work he loved so well-the
work of building up a noble man
hood in this grand old State of ours.
He was no mere expounder of the
law, was Mr. Justice Pope, as he
loved to be called; he was at once
the "guide, philosopher and friend"
of the youths who sat at his feet and
sought erudition at his hands.
A good man has passed from
mong us. May 'the influence of
N is own pure life leave its impress
t1on that of each and every student
df this University. We weep for
the death of a great-hearted gentle
man-one of the last of the old
lion-line that flaunted the Southern
"* * * he wears a truer crown
Than any wreath that mall can
Speak no more of his renown,
Lay your earthly fancies down,
And in the vast cathedra1 leavd him,
Godl accept him, 'Christ receive
..Thar was 0he Waring of the
Green here on St. Patrick's day.
We know a certain man on the
campus who has discovered a new
excuse for indulging in alcoholic
stimulants on occasion. He man
ages thusly: He has a birthday
celebration about January 15th, an
other along in March, and others
whenever he feels thirsty and has
the money. The next "birthday"
this year will occur on April xi th.
-Work on the infirmary is being
pushed, and the new Administra
tion Building will be put up as soon
as a suitable location is decided
upon. What, with these two hand
some additions to the University
and the prospects for a record
breaking attendance next year, the
old College appears to have the
best years of its life yet to come.
The following definition of the
four ages was suggested by a friend
A' Freshman doesn't know, and
A Sophomore doesn't know, and
doesn't know it.
A Junior knows, and doesn't
A Senior knows, and knows it.
The season is on I The crack of
the bat is abroad in the land; the
long, lithe, lissome, lean and lan
guid fans assemble as of yore to
the tune of cracking pinder hulls,
smashing "dope" bottles, clouds
of particularly obnoxious tobacco
smoke, shirt sleeves, panamas,
cigarettes, and cuss words. The in
fielders scoop 'em up and heave 'em
over; the outfielders pull down long
ones near the fence; the pitcher has
unheard-of speed and a spit ball; the
catcher, a huge mit and a deter
mined cast of countenance. Our
sluggers slam the leather over the
other side's heads, and home runs
are common-with us. Soon the
other side slinks away, boards its
special trains and departs, beaten to
the tune of 61 to 4.
This is only a pipe dreai, but
don't mind that. The season is on I
Wise Sayings About Great Men
"0 for a beaker full of the warm
* * * with beaded bubbles wink
ing at the brim."
"Who's ringin' in this crowd ?"
"He can discourse most excellent
"There is. nio tine for mirih and
In the cold, gray dawn of the
"I am the glass of fashion and the
mot:kd of form."
The II Latin Class:
"A 'horse/ a 'horse,' our Ovid for a
"His voice is like the sound
Of thrice an hundred harps."
Hon. George A. Topshe:
'Keel'em; keel'em; dubbleheddera
The following invitations have
"You are invited to be present
at the grand opening
of our new barber establishment
at 23 Main St. on Sunday next.
rhe latest ideas about hair cutting."
Sharp razors. Fairly clean towels.
Sullivan & Wallace.
Apropos of St. Patrick's day, we
wish heartily to commend the pro
posal of "Puck" for a St. Moses'
:lay. This would give our friends
from the olive groves of Palestine
especially those of pawnbroker per
;uasion-a glorious opportunity to
get it back on the Irish.
Senator Topshe has declined the
lomination for the unexpired term,
md will be in the race next sum
mner for the long term. An inter
view from the Senator will appear
In the next "GAMECOCK" from the
pen of our special Keeley corre
;pondent, I. H. S.
Fiat Justitia Ruat Poetam
To the Editor of THE GAMECOCK:
In the "good old days" at South
Carolina College there were numer
>us rhymesters, poetasters, and,
very twenty or thirty years, a
;inger of a nobler strain, such as
I-oward Caldwell and Joseph Blyth
\lston. Nowadays, but for the oc
;ional "swallow-flights of song" of
'R. E. G.," we would think that
Pan were dead-killed, perhaps, by
too much pedagogy, psychology, or
"the lawless science of the law." It
s, therefore, very gratifying for me
to announce that a South Carolina
:ollegian, who glories in both A. B.
mnd M. A., has won a distinction in
the world* of poetry never yet
mchieved hv. any other alumnms of
the egliege or univers#y.Indet4i
by any South Carolipian.
Although one of the beat fellow4
of my acquaintance, and one of the
most versatile scholars I ever kneW,
St. Julie: Medoc (1 suppress his
real name 'for obvious reasons), is
one of the most modest of men, and C
it was only after the second bottle, C
one night at Delmonico's, that he J
confessed to me that he had been C
legally adjudged a poet in one of
the courts of our State I -
It appears that Medoc contracted
with the management of a well
known summer resort in this State, s
to compose an idyll and poem en- ti
titled, let us say, "The Gal at the
Fountain"; that such idyll and poem C
was prepared and that io,ooo copies
thereof were published and dis
tributed by such company; that ']
Medoc received $75 therefor; but,
claiming that the contract had not A
been met, sued for an alleged un
paid balance. The suit came on for C
a hearing before a magistrate, now
one of the most highly esteemed P
circuit judges in South Carolina,
and on May i i, 1903, lie handed in A
a decision ip favor of the defen
I append here, ipsissimis. verbis, Y
the concluding paragraphs of the
judge's decision: 'I
In solving these questions the '
Court cannot divest itself of the
knowledge that the plaintiff here is
a poet, while the defendant is only A
a. soulless corporation. It is in evi
dence that the plaintiff, has been a
literary man, and has been, and is
now, a lawyer. No evidence F
dehors the poem here exhibited is
necessary to warrant the Court in A
finding also that plaintiff is a poet.
That exhibit in this case impales S
hin upon the records of this Court
as a "poet," and the decision of this
cause against him which follows B
here is no imputation as against his
undoubted veracity and bona fides
in this matter; but rather a tribute to
his real poetic temperament, which,
without doubt, has led him on to
misconceive his rights and forget V
the cold mundane facts which have.
been brought forward here to con- F
front his more vivid imagination.
"The lunatic, the lover and the A
Are of imagination all compact; S
One sees more devils than vast hell V
That is the madman; the lover, all
as frantic, A
Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of
The POET'S eye, in a fine frenzy
Doth glance from heaven to
earth, from earth to heaven,
And as imagination bodies forthv
Trhe forms of things unknown, the
Turns them to shapes, and gives
*to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name:
Such tricks hath strong imagina
That, if it would but appreh.end
It comprel*ds some bringer of
Or; in the night, imagining some
How easy is a bush suppos'd a
THE JUDGMENT OF THIS
OURT IS IN FAVOR OF THE
IEFENDANT HEREIN, AND
UDGMENT IS ENTERED AC
S. C., May ,,, 1903.
My fellow-members of the Clario
)phic Society will rejoice to hear
tat St. Julien Medob, A. B., A.
I., and Poet, is on our roll.
AGAMEMNON POMME DE TERRE.
olumbia, S. C., x6th March, i908.
he Ill-Fated Class of 1911
crowd of young men of the class
ame to this College in nineteen
'leasure and frolic and the best
kind of time,
nd easy lessons they expected to
/hat a mistake I for when here just
a short while
'hey found they must do as the
Sophs. set the style;
.nd Latin and French were not
such a big cinch,
.nd even first math. was a pretty
ut these young gentlemen were all
in good form,
.nd determined to take the Soph.
class by storm;
o on the gridiron the rivals did
ut poor little Freshies i they met
with defeat I
last greater misfortune on them
Ihich will make many, at least
part Fresh, remain;
or exams. they came with a merci
.nd most of them fell with a gasp
in a heap.
o you see their storyis easily told,
ery few, even now, remains in the
nd when those dread exams. came
again in June,
ven these few fear lest they fall in
le're jolly Seniors of grav. de
And we're drunk b 'yes,
every one; .
's noti the first time, nor yet the
That together we'vel been. o~n the
- of a bum. bum, bum I