The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, October 23, 1908, Image 1

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THE GAMECOCK PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY THE LITERARY SOCIETIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF S. C Vol. 11 COLUMBIA, S. C., OCTOBER 23, 1908 No. 3 Prof. Henn We are glad to welcome back to the campus our former popular Adjunct Professor of English, Henry Camp bell Davis, who spent last year, on leave of absence, at the University of Chicag#>, pursuing graduate work for the doctor's degree in English phil ology. At the meeting of the Board of Trustees in June last Mr. Davis' scholarly abilities as a teacher and his other conspicuous services to the Uni versity were deservedly recognized by his promotion to the rank of Associate' Prbfessor. Before returning to his work Pro fessor Davis added to his new dignity a new and ancient degree-that of Benedict-by bringing with.him to the campus a lovely bride, who was form erly Miss Eva Cassels, of Kirkwood, Ga. Mrs. Davis is already fast win ning for herself, through her charm ing personality, a warm place in the hearts of the Faculty and students, for she is a young woman wh> Qwill contribute not only to the happiness and usefulness of her husband, but to the social and intellectual life of the campus. Although still quite a young man, Professor Davis has had a career of varied experience and distinction. Sprung from two families of great scholars and teachers that numbered among their mhembers his beloved father, Prof. Robert Means Davis, and his renowned grandfather, Prof. Joseph LeConte, Professor Davis was born March 13, 1879, in the famous ol Mt. Zion College at Winnsboro. After receiving his preparatory training in the graded schools of this city, Professor Davis was matricu lated, in the fall of 1893, in the literary course of this University, where, after a brief transition to banking and jour nalism, he graduated with distinction in June, 1898. C. Davis He won his spurs as a teacher while presiding over what he called "a one horse, backwoods school" at Bear Creek, - in Fairfield County. Vrom here lie was translated to the principal ship of the Bluffton Academy, in Beaufort County, where lie showed the faith that was in him by instilling knowledge into "thirty-eight ante bellumn crackers and low-country aris tocrats." After a year at Lancaster lie was promoted to the principalship of the Columbia High School, a posi tion which he held until his election as istructor in Rhetoric and Oratory in Prof. J. Last year the Hon. Joseph Daniel Pope died in his 88th year, poor in this world's goods, but rich in the esteem and admiration of the bench and. bar of the State and the Faculty and student body of the University, and with "all the old man's blessings, love, honor, obedience, troops of friends." He died in harness, as he wished, working to the last for those he loved. He had been "called to the bar" over sixty years ago, "when Planctis was Consul," and lie had studied at the feet of Petigru, De Saussure, Harper and the Wardlaws, and crossed lances with leaders of a bar that had no superior in the South. Last year an eminent civilian, a high official in the Department of State un der Cleveland, and lecturer on law at two leading American universities, chanced to be in Columbia. He was invited by Mr. Pope to attend one of his lectures. Afterward lie was asked the University of Washington in Seat tie. His fime record in the far West as a college instructor led to his ap pointment as Adjunct in English in his alma mater June, 1904. As a student, Mr. Davis is thorough, scholarly and aspiring; as a teacher he is sympathetic, careful and enthusias tic. To broaden his knowledge of men, women and things he attended, for several summers, the sessions of the School for Teachers at Winthrop, and in the summer quarters of 1902 1907 and the entire session of 1907-8, he was engaged in serious graduate work in the University of Chicago With marked distinction alid success. Mr. Davis is an all-round college man, and TAE GAMECOCK wishes him and his accomplished bride many years of happiness at Carolina. 4. Frierson by a friend what he thought of the lecture, and his reply.was: "I studied at Berlin, as you know, and I attended the lectures of Boutmy at Paris; but I have seldom been so impressed as I was today by the extraordinary olN gentleman. If the book I am writing is ever finished you will know sonic (lay what I think of Joseph Daniel Pope." The Trustees at their last annual meeting elected Mr. James Nelson Frierson one of the Professors-of Law, Prof. TAl. HeIrndon ioore succeeding Professor' Pope as Dean of, the Iaiw School. Professor Frierson was born in Statesburg, Sumter County, February 6, 1874, the son of James J. Frierson and Elizabeth N. Nelson. He was graduated from the Porter Military Academy, Charleston, in 1893; from Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y., in 1896, and from Columbia University Law School, New York City, in 1899, receiving the Degree of B. L. from