The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, April 03, 1908, Page 2, Image 2

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THE GAMECOCK BOARD OF EDITORS: Editor-In-Chief ]Kgbe E, Gonzales, Richliand. Assistant Editors W. H. Jan9s . (3uphrodign) Euphradian Society. X. E Rector . . . . . (Clariosophic) Current Events 0. W. Reaves . . . . . (Clarlosophic) Clariosophio Society L Cooper . . . . . (Euphradlan) Athletics 4. H. Sullivan . . . . . (Clariosophio) Randolph Murdaugh . (Euphradian) Locals Ts C. Callison . . . . . (Clariosophic) Y. M. C. A. Business Manager 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, a special rate of $1.00 will be made to subscribers. 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 or returned. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Roy Webster, Business Manager. COLUMBIA, S. C., APRIL 3. 1908. EDITORIAL 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 cross. "* * * he wears a truer crown Than any wreath that mall can weave him. Speak no more of his renown, Lay your earthly fancies down, And in the vast cathedra1 leavd him, Godl accept him, 'Christ receive himt" ..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 of ours: A' Freshman doesn't know, and knows it. A Sophomore doesn't know, and doesn't know it. A Junior knows, and doesn't know it. 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 McCullough: "0 for a beaker full of the warm South * * * with beaded bubbles wink ing at the brim." * Havird:. "Who's ringin' in this crowd ?" * Barringer: "He can discourse most excellent music." Manoy-';, "There is. nio tine for mirih and laughter In the cold, gray dawn of the morning after!" Crum Murray: "I am the glass of fashion and the mot:kd of form." *. The II Latin Class: "A 'horse/ a 'horse,' our Ovid for a 'horse.'" * Lumpkin: "His voice is like the sound Of thrice an hundred harps." * Hon. George A. Topshe: 'Keel'em; keel'em; dubbleheddera quarter." The following invitations have [een issued: "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 dant comptny. 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 poet, Are of imagination all compact; S One sees more devils than vast hell V can hold That is the madman; the lover, all as frantic, A Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt; E The POET'S eye, in a fine frenzy rolli'ng, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven, And as imagination bodies forthv Trhe forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives *to airy nothing A local habitation and a name: Such tricks hath strong imagina - tion: That, if it would but appreh.end some jov: It comprel*ds some bringer of that joy; Or; in the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush suppos'd a bear. THE JUDGMENT OF THIS OURT IS IN FAVOR OF THE IEFENDANT HEREIN, AND UDGMENT IS ENTERED AC ORDINGLY. Magistrate. 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 of eleven, ame to this College in nineteen and seven; 'leasure and frolic and the best kind of time, nd easy lessons they expected to find. /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 tight pinch. 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 meet, ut poor little Freshies i they met with defeat I last greater misfortune on them soon came, Ihich will make many, at least part Fresh, remain; or exams. they came with a merci less sweep, .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 fold; nd when those dread exams. came again in June, ven these few fear lest they fall in a swoon. -ANox. le're jolly Seniors of grav. de meanors, *,< And we're drunk b 'yes, every one; . 's noti the first time, nor yet the last. time, That together we'vel been. o~n the - of a bum. bum, bum I