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Now that the days are growing
longer Society will convene at 8
o'clock instead of the winter hour,
this. going into effect on March
At the last meeting of Society
the retiring president and the newly
elected president delivered their ex
augural and inaugural addresses
respectively. At this meeting the
election of Junior Orator and Vale
dictorian for the commencement ex
prcises of this Society was also
Mr. Roy Webster, of the Law
Class of 1909, was elected Junior
Orator, and Mr. J. M. Hemphill,
of the Graduating Class, elected
The preliminary for State-Ora
torical contest will be held in the
chapel on 'the evening of March
20th. The speakers and officers
from this Society for this contest
are as follows:
Speakrs-J. C. Sheppard, Jr.,
'oq, Edgefield; J. D. Lee, '09, Sum
ter, and M. R. McDonald, 'io,
Officers-J. E. Hart, 'o8, York,
chief marshal; C. E. Vance, 'xx,
Richland, and J. I. Hazard, Jr., 'i i,
Georgetown, assistant marshals.
Due to the fact that we are en
gaged in so many contests during
the -spring, it was decided that as
every contest is practically an inter
Society contest, that the regular in
ter-Society contest that takes place
in April could be easily dispensed
with, and a motion was unanimous
ly carried to abolish for all time the
Annual Inter-Society Contest, this
to go into effect this collegiate year.
The Euphradian department of
The Centennial Catalogue of the
two Societies is now rapidly nearing
completion under the guidance of
their .mogt efficient editor-in-chief,
Mr. J. Rion McKissick, 'o5. We
hope to see the catalogue, complete
in every detail, on sale before the
opening of another session.
Mr. P. Ross Moore, 'o7, is now
adjunct professor of history in the
--Barnes School of Montgomery, Ala.
Mr. J. H. Rogers, a loya- Eu
phradian of 'o6, is now teaching in
his home town, Society Hill.
Mr. W. C. Hughes, '07, is now
the Junior member of the law firm
of Shelor, Carey & Hughes, Wal
halla S. C
Of. Vebruary V)th the query:
Resolved, "That - the Unite'd
States Senatdrs should be elected
by the people,"'was won by the af
firmative; repretehted by Messrs.
C. W. Carroll and E. H. Hand.
Readers-Ross, T. M., Simpson,
R. F., Barringer, T. R-.
. Declaimers - Palmer, H. R.,
James, J. A., Jr., Matheson, A. D.
Orator-J. E. Hart.
Debaters-Affirmative, Davis, J.
B., Griffith, L. M.
Negative, Cooper, R. M., Jr.,
Belser, . F.
Resolved, "That a student who
fails on three examinations should
be requested to withdraw from the
A few days ago some of us had
called to mind the happy vision of
other college days when the droop
ing form .of a Weinburg-not to
mention the other celebrities of that
day and time-moved and had its
being upon the old campus, by the
presence among us of Milton Wein
burg himself. He is now studying
medicine at John.
Walter C. Taylor, 'o6, is super
intendent of the Liberty Graded
School, an'd has, he adds, six young
lady assistant teachers.
* * *
The Clariosophic Society gladly
notes the tribute of a memorial
statue of John C. Calhoun to be
erected at Washington, he being an
honorary member of this Society.
At its January 4th meeting the
Clariosophics elected the following
officers: R. E. Gonzales, Presi
dent; L. W. Perrin, Vice-Presi
dent; T. C. Callison, Secretary; S.
S. Williams, Treasurer; M. S.
Whaley, Literary Critic; D. S. Bev
erly, Librarian; J. 0. Allen, Re
corder, and M. B. Camack, Ser
* * *
Comings and Goings of Alumni
W. H. Muller, '05, who has for
a great part of the time since his
graduation been with Associate Jus
tice Woods and with Chief Justice
Pope, respectively as secretary, is
now going to practice law with Col.
Knox Livingston, at Bennettsville.
* * *
Frank Todd, '03, has recently lo
cated at Columbia with J. F. Lips
W. P. Robinson, Law 'o5, who
has been secretary to Associate Tus
tice Jones, represents Lancaster
County in the House of Represen
F F. Covington, Jr., of Marion,
a first honor man of 'o6, writes for
a copy of the first issue of THE
* * *
J. E. Harley, Law 'o2, is now
serving his fourth year in the Leg
islature as a representative of Barn
* * *
Some of the great newspaper
men of the State have been South
Carolina College men. At the pres
ent time the University has both in
the State and abroad a goodly num
ber of sons who are always recalled
with pride as alumni, men also
most loyal to their alma mater. In
Columbia, with The State, are Mr.
F. C. Withers, A. B., '91; Mr. Fitz
Hugh McMaster, A. B., '88; Mr.
J. H. Bagot, B. S., 'or ; Mr. George
Kohn, A. B., '02; Mr. C. M. Gallo
way, LL. B., 'o7; Mr. L. M. Green,
A. B., 'o7; Miss Bessie Davis, 'o3;
Mr. L. B. Martin, '05. Mr. Zach
McGhee, A. M., i9oo, is the Wash
ington correspondent for The State.
Miss Jean Flinn, 'o4, is one of the
staff of The Record, Columbia.
With The News and Courier, in
Charleston, is Mr. W. W. Ball, one
of the editors. The Columbia
office-of The News and Courier has
been for many years in charge of
Mr. August Kohn, A. B., '89; its
Washington correspondent is Mr.
P. H. McGowan, LL. B., '93, who
is assisted by Mr. McGowan
Holmes, 'o7. Prof. Yates Snow
den came from The News and Cou
rier to the chair of History -and
Political Economy in the Univer
sity. Mr. John A. Faber, A. B.,
'71, and Mr. William H. Faber,
LL. B., '73, sons of Professor
Faber, are connected with The
Deutsche Zeitung, a German news
paper in Charleston. Mr. A. K.
Lorenz edits the Aiken Herald and
Recorder, Mr. Rutledge McGhee,
B. S., '03, is business manager of
the Greenville Daily News. Mr.
Hartwell M. Ayer, A. B., '87, edits
the Florence Times. Messrs. Jun
ius Parrott, '96, and S. F. Parrott,
A. B., '97, are owners and publish
ers of The Cherokee News, Gaff
ney. In New York Mr. John N.
Trump, B. S., '97, is editor of The
Dramatic Mirror, and Mr. Vivian
M. Moses holds the editorship of
The People's Magazine. Mr.
James Henry Rice, A. B., '86, who
is secretary for the State Audubon
Society, has not altogether severed
his connection -with the newspaper
world, but is writing for the Spar
Mr. George C. Bowen,-b'03, has
just finished at West Point. Lieut.
Bowen is a native of Columbia..
The Legislature recently elected
Mr. Fitz Hugh McMaster to the
newly created office of Insurance
Commissioner. Mr. McMaster,
who graduated from the Univer
sity in 1888, and also from the Law
School in 1889, has been in the
newspaper business for several
years, being at present circulation
manager of The State. He has had
four years' experience in connec
tion with.. insurance, so that he is
well qualified to fill the office of
Lieuts. Emile P. Moses, '99, and
Saye Dusenbury, 'or, have been ad
vanced from second to first lieuten
ancy. Lieut. Moses is in the marine
corps and stationed at Boston.
Lieut. Dusenbury is stationed at
Now that baseball is all the.go it
might be interesting to the lovers of
the game to know that it is of an
cient origin. We read in the Bible
that Rebecca went down to the well
with the pitcher and caught Isaac.
A woman takes no interest in
baseball because she is prejudiced
against bats, especially when her
husband 'is partial to them.
Senior Perrin to Fresh Perrin
"Billie, I got a letter this morning
from uncle telling me to get tickets
for Sousa's concert."
Fresh. Perrin-"For what?"
Senior Perrin-"For Sousa's
concert, and I want you to go up
town and get tickets for you, he
# * *
Fresh. Ligon, seeing the palmetto
tree monument on the capitol
grounds said, "Why don't they pro
tect that tree in winter? Won't the
cold kill it ?"
Ross and Sheppard (mostly
Ross), went up to the Garren Elec
tric Company a few days ago and
persistently demanded an efferves
* * *
Prof. Carson-"Mr. Heyward,
what is gravity, and tell us some
thing about its discQvery?"
Be Heyward-"Gravity was
discovered by Isaac Walton. It is
chiefly noticeable in the autumn
when apples are falling."
Prof. . Fasterling-"Mr. Cart
wright, what is a parallel straight
George Cartwright-"A parallel
straight line is one when produced
to meet itself does not meet."
Prof. Snowden-"Mr. Laird,
what is the Diet of Worms ?"
Soph. Laird-"It is the grub that
blackbirds and thrushes feed upon."
Prof. Smith-"Mr. Thomas, de
cline the first person."
To know why the "Belt Line" is
so popular on Friday afternoons.
To know if a man addicted to
smoking marries a widow does it
follow that he must abandon his
cigar because she gives up her
To know why is it that students
are never satisfied that a lady un
derstands a kiss unless they have it
from her own mouth?
To know if a pretty woman is a
toast because she is exposed to the
fire of so many glances.
The Song of the Students.
"I'd rather have beefsteak than
I'd rather have coffee than slops,
And as for my eggs,
I don't like them with legs,
I'm awfully scared when Aone
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A certain student on the campus
said that he was. suffering from
His name was Wrath, and when
he asked his girl to marry him she
gave him a soft answer, and a soft
answer turneth away wrath.
Strange things will never cease
to happen. Henry Hughes received
a check from home and bqrrowed
the money to pay the exchange on
Ashley-"John Barringer looks
rather seedy this morning."
Bouchier-"What is the matter,
Professor of Psychology--"Mr.
Smith, if your knife were in your
pocket and your pocket were sewed
up, how would you get your knife ?"
Wardlaw Smith--"Why Id take
my knife and cut open my pocket."
Professor of Logic-"Mr. Shep
pard, what is the difference between
logic and psychology ?"
John Sheppard (Sleeply)
"Psychology is the science of men
tal process and logic is--"
Prof. Moore (in Philosophy of
Religion)-"Mr. Shealey, what do
you mean by heaping coals of fire
on an enemy's head ?"
Shealey-"That means do him if