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Recorder's Court on the Campus
When Judge Gary took his seat in
Recorder's Court, put on his spectacles,
settled himself iii his chair and looked
around, he was astounded at the num
ber of criminals present. "New Year
resolutions are mighty poor things,"
saidl he, "judging'from the Recorder's
Court this morning." There were
many old faces quite familiar to the
Recorder, but there was also a few
youngsters who had began the new
year by getting into some mix-up.
The judge, wlho is a most distinguished
and highly educated lawyer of the bar,
asked Mr. Littlejohn, who is the Clerk,
to read out the cases one by one.
Graydon, a desperate character, was
brought in the court room handcuffed.
He was up for disturbing the peace of
the campus every night between 7 and
8 o'clock. Lawyer for the defense,
ex-Judge Fromberg. "Well, prisoner,
what have you got to say for your
self?" "\Vell, judge, va-sir, ya-sir, up
in Greenwsod, er-" "Silencel"yelled
Judge Gary, "I don't want to know
anything about Greenwood. Tell me
your side of this case. Are you guilty
or not guilty ?" Well, judge, ya-sir; I
do sing a little at night." "Enough,"
said Judge Gary, "fine, $25." After
the fine was paid, Graydon gave an ar
gunient in his defetise, reasoning in
the Modus Tollens Ponendo style.
Fromberg stroked his chin. "Pat
Murray," read Clerk Littlej,mii, "gen
eral disorder at the Roddey contest."
"Well, Pat, you are ai old character.
What brought you here?" "Two po
licemen, sir." "What did you do to
make them arrest you?-" "Well, I had
a little fun in the gallery. I applauded
some of the speakers and dropped my
pipe down in the audience. I was try
ing to hit something that looked like a
bald head. I nearly fell off the rail
ing." "Well, Pat, I easily see you had
fun, so I will let you pay for it; $50."
Pat nearly fell -out of his seat. "Five
more," said the Judge. Pat took 6o
Mademoiselle was up next, charged
with disturbing the audience at the
Debate by beating the piano. It ap
peared that "she" had taken too much
three feathers on board, and hence
was in good spirits. Judge Gary dis
missed her with a word of warning.
Red Russell was brought up next,
charged with the serious charge of
walking with a girl on Main street.
"Red" ma(le an able defense for him
self, but as Rich Buie an(l Sheppard
testified that they saw him, and also
gave him nine rahs, the judge couldn't
see his way clear, and fined him $-.
Buie and Officer next up, charged
wvith securing money' under false pre
tence. The said p)risoners contractedl
with many students to take chances
on a suit of clothes hefore the holidays.
There were fifty chanices taken, and as
they .couIld not sell the ~other fifty
these wvent to the house. Of course,
Buie andl Officer- won the suit of
clothes. ".Bad offense," said the
judlge ; "a regular Semitiole graft case.
I 'll send them up to the higher court."
A case of great importance wvas
Isaac Frp9mberg and Dick Petti
gru, charged wvith stealing the time
of .the. Junior Class.. This case
has been watched wvith much interest
throughout ou) .Accvat of the rparties
concerned and the legal talent; of the
dlefense. Burt Smith represented1 Pet..
tigru and M. R. McDonald was attor
ney for Fromberg. The Recorder, in
delivering his decision, said: "I fully
appreciate the persecution to which the
law class has been subjected, so I will
inflict as a punishment that the two
gentlemen hereafter ask only one ques
tion a day, and that this question must
be asked in simple, everyday English
and must be asked in ten minutes."
This decision has met ,with universal
approval among the Junior Laws.
"John" Fickling, charged wifth
preaching without a license, $5 or 10
days, took days.
J. H. Hammond was charged with
being a "heart smasher." The punish
ment was a severe one, i. e., that he
never be allowed to say: "That's a
George Benet, L. A. Buie and W. B.
Perrin, well known characters in the
Recorder's court, were charged this
morning with running a raffling den
without a license. Fine $15, and on
condition that they hereafter raffle only
$i dollar bill a night.
Our old friend Josh Ashley was
charged with being' a nuisance. He
openeth his mighty lungs too often,
and received as a eward $20 or 30
days. Owing to circumstances, he took
The meeting of the Clariosophic So
ciety last Saturday evening was well
attended, as usual. The program was
carried through in great style and the
interest that is taken in the society was
plainly manifested by the apt manner
in which the subjects were handled,
and by the fact that none of the de
baters, orators, declaimers, etc., were
The subject, for debate was a very
weighty one, nevertheless it was
handled well, and was much enjoyed
by the Society at large. The subject
for debate was: "Resolved, That the
United States should assume a pro
tectorate over the Western hemi
sphere." The affirmative side of the
query was upheld by B. T. Rainsford,
R. F. Goodwin and C. N. Sapp. The
negative was supported by J. A. Ma
rion, T. C. Callison and J. D. Lanford.
The debate was a heated one, and
the judges, consisting of J. D. Bran
delburg, M. Lumpkin, and S. Quattle
baum, decided in favor of the nega
tive, but the Society did not sustain
Declaimers--J. 0. Crout, J. B.
Reader-E. W. Bodie.
Orators-J. T-1- Sullivan, M. L. Ma
That Senator B. R. Tillman should
answer the accusation of Roosevelt
with as cutting, sarcastic, and severe
language as possible. Affirmative, T.
K. Vassey andl J. C. Massey. Nega
tive, L. A. Bie and V. E. Rector.
We had with us an old alumnus,
Mr. Verner, andl it was his first ap
pearance on the floor of our Society in
seventeen years. He gave a very in
teresting talk, wvhich wvas rmuch appre
ciated and enjoyed by every member
of the Society. We wish him inuch
success and assure him that he is al
ways welcome within- the walls of his
Return of the Students
The Christmas holidays havc gone
the way of the huge army of
"the departed," and the campus is
once more as lively as a swarming
anthill. The sluggard still misseth
his breakfast, and dr6ps into his seat
in chapel, breatIiless and sleepy-eyed.
The bell rings with its old accustomed
clang, the same old reliables are still
busting as of yore. The same old
crowd of "family friends and beaux"
wend their weekly way to C. F. W.
lyfarshal Dyches is alive and healthy
looking, and the boxes in the postoffice
still give forth their crop of brown
Once a youth who found himself
rather ill-treated at home, determincd
after much heartrending deliberation
to break the old ties and strike out
for himself in the world. Accordingly,
he made a small bundle of his most
prized worldly possessions, and with
a heavy heart set forth in search of ad
venture. Having arrived at the spring,
about a quarter of a mile down the
road, he seated himself on a rock and
comforted himself with that most ec
static and enjoyable of human solaces,
self-pity. While thus engaged, the
faint sound of the st4i'er bell floated
to his ears. Wearily he raised his
bundle, and returned to the home of
his youth. The smoke still curled it
self up from the single chimney and all
looked as before. He entered, and
cast himself into the old armchair by
the fire. His mother entered, but in
stead of clasping her long-lost prodi
gal to her breast, she took no notice
of him at all. Likewise his father, but
there were no announcements made
concerning the fatted calf. The van
derer was sorely cast down. Was this
the welcome he was to receive after
so long an absence? He would show
them how such ingratitude should be
treated. He would leave their house
forever, and some (lay when lie had
achieved wealth and fame, lie would
return and be generous to them and
make them ashamed. Once more lie
raised his bundle which had so faith
fully accompanied him on his wander
ings. But the old black cat strolled
into the room at this juncture, and
rubbed herself affectionately against
his leg. He looked down sadly,
heaved a tremendous sigh, and re
"So you still have the same old
The Christmas holidays have come
and gone, and we are once more back
aniong our accustomed haunts. And
yes, wc still have the same old cats,
and their claws arc as sharp as ever.
Before going farther, it may be wvell
to remark that George is wecll and
still we'a ring his diamiond ring. His
(dopes are as dlelicious as ever, and
sonmc (do say that they have a slightly
stronger flavor of coca cola thani they
had before, so that one may no longer
he oblhiged to gaze steadfastly at their
color wvhile imbibing to p)ersuade him
self. George states that lie turned
the d1oth on his pool tables whiile no
one .was looking. Be that as it may,
they still Lave the samie old1 tilt, and
the cue ball has lost no wvhit of its
reserc:>lance to a nick<el baseball after
it has been batted several times.
There is one change which comes
as a draught of clear water after a
tvo-mile run in theni-mm. sun.
Raffles have depaited. No iore do
the pesky financiers plague the un
willing students with their small en
velopes and,list sheet. Let us rejoice
and make merry I Let us resolve in
this moment of respite no more to
Jolera!e the cunning stratagems of
these wily sharks. Freedom forever I
Down with the rafflers I We must
UNIVERSITY WON IN TITLE SUIT
(Continued from Page One.)
The grounds of the college are to be
laid out so as to be in keeping with the
new buildings that will be put up grad
ually, and will run back through
Gibbes' green. Then, too, the owning
of property by a different party on
the corner of the green would not
have been for the good of the institu
tion. The corner over which the suit
was held is one of the most desirable
locations for a college building, which
will make the once-disputed corner
coincide with the opposite corner, on
which a class-room building is now
The trustees will erect on the c-r
tier of Bull and Pendleton streets,
since they have won the case, a class
room building of the most modern
plans, and it will be in keeping with
the one now being conipleted on the
opposite corner. The structure will
cost $30,ooo, and the modern class
room will be one of which any institu
tion would be proud of. This will be
the forerunner of many ihore, which
the demands call for, and will be fol
lowed by a gradual extension of the
grounds. It will take time for the
University to carry all their plans
through, but by gradually pushing
forward the trustees hope to be suc
cessful in their undertaking. Then
Carolina will surely be one of the
leading universities of the South, and
of which our State will be proud.
The decision of the Supreme Court:
"Upon -hearing the petition, return
and argument in the above stated case,
it is the judgment of this court that
the plaintiff has a good title to the land
described in the petition and is entitled
to the relief prayed for.
"It is, therefore, ordered and ad
judged that the defendant be perpetu
ally enjoined from asserting any claim
to the land described in the petition.
"The reasons for this judgment will
be given in an opinion to be hereafter
Wanted-To knov why "Grease"
Graydon's hair stands straight up?
Answer-"Dill" is a mighty man.
It may' be of interest to some of you
to know that Professor WV. E. Finley,
'05, has been admitted to the bar. It
w~ill be remembered that lie taught
Math, and J. C. Sheppard slipped up
by not standing second Math under
him. By the way, Johnnie is still
struggling with sine andl co-sine.
Fresh Gary at the Roddey contest
handed Carter a glass of water. He
waited for a tip. The sp)eaker tipped
him later. We would like to inform
Mr. Gary tha,t the contest is not to be
lookced on as a banquet. Hiowever,
many wish it was a feast, and would
gladlv tip the feshman.