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Babcock Collection of Indian Relics.
Museums are indispensable to the
right study of history, geology, biolo
gy, archaeology and of the Indians.
These subjects are studied in the
University. They are very important
studies and we ought to have access to
a museum to use in connection with
the text books.
We have a small museum in the li
brary in the left as you enter the door,
but fully half the students don't even
know that we have one. The writer
wishes to ask vhy it is never open?
He has been here for two years and
has never once been inside the room.
He has repeatedly tried to see the mu
seum, but it has always been closed.
Now this should not be the case. If
the University has a museum, what
good does it do the students unless
they have access to it every day?
None of us realize what a good be
ginning of a museum we have. The
Babcock collection of Indiath relics
consists of from 30,000 to 40,000
pieces of pottery, spearheads, arrow
tips, tomahawks, etc., each with its his
tory. What a valuable collection I
Said to be one of the three best pri
vate collections in the United States.
But to think that none of us are able
to feast our eyes upon the product of a
great race of Indians, the Catawbas.
We are not able to stand and look at
these relics and think of the clays when
the Redmen were supreme in the great
This collection, which required years
to gather, was the property of Dr. Sid
ney E. Babcock. Upon his death his
son, J. W. Babcock, presented it to the
college on the following conditions:
i. That the collection be known as
the "S. E. Babcock Collection of In
2. That within the year 1900 it be
properly classified and arranged for
study and free public exhibition.
These are the principal conditions
upon which it was given to the Uni
versity. It was to be called the "S. E.
Babcock Collection of Indian Relics."
Have any of you ever seen any sign
posted over or on the door of the mu
seum indicating that a museum was
there? How do you know that a mu
seum is there? It might be a lumber
room for all we know.
Is it ever open "for ftudy and free
public exhibition ?" If it has it has
never come to the writer's notice.
Therefore he believes that the agree
ment witl,i Mr. Babcock was broken.
Whose fault this is the writer does
not know, but he hopes that it will
soon be remedied and that the students
of the University will be able to have
free access and to look upon the work
and product of a nation that is gone
forever, but whose work remains be
hind them as a living testimonial of
Fresh. Waring: Latimer, did Jack
DesPortes make his black "C" at Da
Fresh. Waring: White, what is the
subject for contemporaneous debate in
the Euphradian Society tonight ?
Raffling Agency.; we T. A. 1.uie
and 2. W. Rutledge.
olate ice cream Woods Dargan ate at
the Citadel "hop" after breaking train
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Wanted to know: How long John
Sheppard staid in the dining car on
the way to Charleston?
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Hurrah for John Lee, one of our
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Wanted to know: Why Bob Gon
zales won't go to George Topshe's?
Mr. J. Patrick Phillips is on the
campus. We are all glad to wel
come him back. He caie over to see
the Soph.-Fresh. game, which was
Carolina's old star end was on the
campus last week. We refer to Mr.
Eugene Oliver, who played star ball
for Carolina in '02. "Jean" won the
famous Georgia-Carolina game for us
by making a touchdown after he was
"Fresh." Perkins-" Professor, if a
fellow reads three hundred pages of
parallel does he get a perfect ?"
"Fresh." Perkins-"Then, just give
me pluperfect, Professor; for I have
read one hundred and two extra.
Wanted to know : Why Coach
Hammond went to bed at 7 o'clock
on the night of December 5th.
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Ross asked Fresh. Waring to lend
him his nose guard.
Fresh. Waring-"Yes, I will lend it
to you when we are at the bat."
Fresh. Waring wishes to announce
that he is not a Freshman, but a "cit
izen of Columbia." What do you
think of that ?
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Junior Blake can possibly give us
some (lots on how to get along when
we are broke. He recently ran low in
funds (we all do; no disgrace) and
needed his laundry. H'e borrowed
fifteen cents from his roommate and
got that much worth of laundry out of
a forty cents' package. Pretty good
* * *
Fresh. Sligh-"'Reddy' Metts, if
we beat the Sophs. can I spend the
night with you ?"
Fresh. Metts-"Sorry, Sligh, but I
am going around to 'Jimmie' Green's.
It's a little farther away."
"Jimmie" Green-"Tell youI wvhat
fellows, let's all go around to Talley's ;
it's way off."
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The Freshman class wish'es to an
nounce that they will be absent from
the campus on Tuesday night.
Mr. Dave H-amilton, '07, wvas in
town last week. "Dave" is practicing
law in Chester.
Mr. Lee-"Mr. President, may I
approach the chair?'
President ,Rich-"The gentleman
may if there is no objection."
Junior Belser, arraying himself for
the german in front of his glass (also
admiring. his beauty), furoed to his
Freshman and said:- "T swig; Freh.
don't a fellow look good in a dress
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The Local Department solicits hu
morous sketches, jokes and general
local news. It is impossible for the
local editors to get everything. Men,
hand in everything of news that you
come across, especially jokes and hits
at the Freshmnci, for they are usually
prone to be green and make green re
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Prof. J. C. Hungerpiller, 'o8, is
spending a few days on the campus.
Prof. H. H. Scott, '07, spent Sat
urday in the city.
ThE GROWTH OF THE COLLEGE
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house was built about 1853 as the
home of the Marshals. In April,
1855, Dr. Thornwell, then the presi
dent of the College, reported that lie
had preached a sermon in the new
chapel, known for a long time as Col
lege Hall, now as Science Hall. This
building was changed so that it could
be used for a science hall in 1888, dur
ing the days of the University under
Dr. McBryde. Back of DeSaussure
by the gate is a small two-story build
ing, of which nothing seems to be defi
nitely known, unless it was the lodge
for a porter that is mentioned in the
minutes of the board shortly after the
erection of the wall. By some it is
said that it was built for an observa
tory. It was certainly used for a
time as a fraternity chapter house, and
later as a practice school. The Stew
ard's Hall that stood on the corner of
Green and Main Streets, and was
taken down last year, was put up at
the time of the destruction of the old
hall. It was in use until January,
1902, when the present building was
completed and opened. A small build
ing in the rear of Legare and Pinck
ney was fitted tip for Professor A. C.
Moore's laboratory in the following
year. After repeated efforts an ap
propriation was obtained for three
professors' houses. These have been
occupied for a little over a year by
Professors Hland, Twitchell, and
Snowden. The new infirmary, the
handsome gift of Mrs. Jeter, was com
pleted in time for the opening of the
present session. The old infirmary has
been remodeled for a professor's resiI
dence, the home of Professor Ward
Last February the Legislature was
asked to applropriate the sum of one
hiundredl thousand dollars for a large
and handsome and much-needed ad
ministration building. This was not
obtained, but the sum of thirty thou
sand (dollars was given for a new build
ing. It was generally supplosedl at
the time that it was to form a part of
the wvished-for main b)uildling, the re
maindler of the money needed for it to
be granted at succeeding sessions of
the Legislature. The buildintg has,
however, b)een erected complete in it
self. It is not known for wvhat pur
pose it is to be used, although two
rooms on the lowver floor have brick
pillars or piers, which seems to indi
cate that they are for the Department
of Mathematics and Engineering.
There are ten rooms in all, wvith. four
small rooms that may be nrofeanrs'
offices. There are entrances fr'om the
south and the north, porticos with col
umns, which should give the building
an imposing appearance. It is not in
line with the other buildings inside
.the wall. This may be due to the un
certainty that some have assumed to
attach to the University's right to part
of the land west of the wall and known
as Gibbes' Green. It is probable that
a portion of the wall will be taken
down in order to run the road and
walk on the southern side of the cam
pus through to Bull Street. Mr. C. C.
Wilson, the architect of the University,
has a plan for the development of the
University's grounds which calls for
another campus east of the present
one, and is perhaps to duplicate it.
We are sure that when the building is
finished it will be in harmony with the
general style of the old colleges, and
an addition to them of which the stu
dents, the board and the faculty may
Mr. Sapp Will Run For Sergeant-at
Arms of the Legislature
The friends of Mr. Claud N. Sapp
are glad to hear that lie is a candidate
for the position of Sergeant-at-Arms
of the House of Legislature this year
and hope to see him elected.
Mr. Sapp is from Lancaster county,
where he has been prominent in poli
tics and is being supported by a solid
delegation from his county. The pres
ent incumbent, Mr. Wilson, who will
stand for re-election, is also from Lan
caster. Sapp has many friends
throughout the State, who, no doubt,
will be enthusiastic over his race.
Claud N. Sapp is a graduate of
Wofford College, where lie won a
name for himself during his college ca
reer. He entered the University Law
Department this year and has made
many friends for the short while he
has been in college. Since Sajp has
been at Carolina lie has conducted
himself in a way that is becoming to
every college man and his manners
have proven him in every instance to
le a perfect gentleman.
For the past few years students of
the University have held positions in
the House during the meeting of the
Legislature and have given good satis
faction in every sense of the word.
Boys who are forced to work their way
through college for lack of finance
have often succeeded in securing their
education by getting work during the
forty days' session of the House of
Legislature. The University is sup
p)ortedl by the State and the members
of the body are lending their assistance
to a good cause wvhen they give work
that a college man is equally capable of
doing, to the boys.
The friends and all the students of
Carolina hope to see him filling the
p)osition of Sergeant-at-Arnms this
year in the Legislature. They knowv
that it will be a goodl policy for the
Legislature to secure his services in
this capacity. He is a man fit for the
p)osition and fully capable of p)erform
ing the duties of the office.
Through the kindness of Doctor
Joynes in securing special rates .for
the boys, about forty of us. enjoyed
"The Girl Question" Thursday after
noon at the Columbia Theare