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Pres. S. C. Mitchell
S. C. MITCHELL,
President of University of S. C.
Samuel Chiles Mitchell, Ph.D.,
LL.D., D. D., president-elect of the
University, was born at Coffeeville,
Miss., December 24, 1864. He was
graduated from Georgetown College in
x888, and subsequently took post
graduate course at the University of
Virginia and Chicago' University. He
comes to South Carolina, the home
State of his father and mother, with a
chorus of commendation and approval.
Richmond College surrenders him
under protest, and Brown University,
R. I., reluctantly parts with its bril
liant lecturer in history.
The marked characteristics of the
University's new president are his en
ergy, sympathy, and hopefulness. His
energy seems almost boundless and he
shows a wonderful capacity for hard
work. Since his election to the presi
dency he has been in the State barely
six weeks, yet within that short time
he has become personally acquainted
with many of our State's citizens. Al
ready he has manifested a marvelous
comprehension of conditions as they
are. To this grasp of the conditions,
add his whole-souled sympathy and his
hopefulness and the outlook for the
University is a bright one. He is
truly a man of all the people, and will
labor to serve all the people.
New Staff of The Gamecock.
At a joint meeting of the Clario
sophic and the Euphradian literary so
cieties, A. D. Oliphant, 'io, Union, was
elected Editor-in-Chief of the Game
cock for the ensuing term, which be
gins the first week after examinations.
The assistants are: Euphradian
B. J. White and J. H. Brown. Clario
sophics-C. N. Sapp, J. A. Marion and
T. K. Vassey.
The old staff wvishes the newly
elected officers much success in their
work with the weekly paper,
The Cricket on the Hearth.
The many friends of the College for
Women will be glad to learn that the
Senior Glass of that' institution will on
Friday night next give a beautiful ren
dition of "The Cricket on the Hearth,"
beginning at eight o'clock.
The Pickens street entrance will be
use'd, and the beautiful lanes -through
the shrubbery will be illumined to al
low of easy. passage to the large audi
-torium. Those who have seen any of
these plays know what to expect,
and those who have not, may know
that there is a treat in store for them.
An Oyster Supper to the General
The Faculty and Trustees of the Uni
versity of South Carolina will give an
oyster supper to the General Assembly
at Steward's Hall this evening at 8:30
No program has been made out for
the occasion, but short talks will be
made by some of those present.
This will be the first time that the
University has had the pleasure of en
tertaining the General Assembly, and
everything will be done which is neces
sary to make the supper pleasant and
enjoyable. Only the Faculty, Trus
tees and the Legislature will be present
The following invitation has been
sent out to the members of the General
The Trustees and Faculty
I of the
University of South Carolina
invite you to be present
tendered to the General Assembly
at the Steward's Hall
Thursday, January twenty-first
at eight-thirty p. m.
MARTIN .. A
Martin Frederick Ansel today en
ters upon his secondl term as Governor
of South Carolina. It wvould be a
waste of wvords and of space to tell
the people of this State, and especially
its law-makers, whence he came and
who he is. Fewv men so thoroughly
represent the wvhole State; born in
Charleston, in sight of the "battle
ments of the Battery," in December,
1850; at the age of four, his parents
moved to Walhalla in the very shadow
of the Blue 'Ridge 1Mountains, the
sparkling White Water, and within
sight of Stump House Mountain. HeI
went about as far as he could from the
sea without eaving outh arinans.
Carolina Men in State Senate and
House of Representatives.
Senate.-G. W. Croft, Aiken; S. J.
Summers, Calooh; G. K. Laney,
Chesterfield; Nsthan S. Gibson, Flor
ence; T. Y. Williams, Lancaster; J. R.
Earle, Oconee; F. H. Weston, Rich
land; J. H. Clifton, Sumter; W. L.
House.-E. Marion Rucker, Ander
son; C. W. Garris, Bamberg; Dr. A.
B. Patterson, Barnwell; A. C. Tobias,
Charleston; F. M. Bryan, Charleston;
G. Wells Vaughan, Chesterfield; L.
E. Carrigan, Darlington; M. P. Wells,
Edgefield; Hartwell M. Ayer, Flor
ence; Dr. Olin Sawyer, Georgetcwn;
W. H. Nicholson, Greenwood; -L. M.
Singleton, Horry; J. D. Sullivan,
Laurens; R. P. Hamer, Jr., L. M.
Gasque, Marion; D. D. McColl, Jr.,
Marlboro; J. J. McMahan, Edwin G.
Seibels, Richland; Dr. George W.
Dick, Sumter; J. Gordon Hughes,
Union; W. B. Wilson, Jr., York.
It will be seen from the above list
that there are nine alumni of the Uni
versity in the Eeiate, out of a total
membership of 42.
In the House there are 21 alumni
of the institution, out of a total num
ber of 124.
IRTIV F. ANSEL
"sacred soil." 1His distinguished ca
reer at the bar; his public spirit as a
citizen, andl his stainless Christian life
are known by all. Circumstances
made it impossible for him to enter
college, yet higher education has no
wvarmer or stronger advocate; like An
drew Carnegie and Abraham Lincoln
and Ben Tillman, he has become great
in spite of not having a collegiate edu
cation. From the time of William
TIaylor, March, 1670, our first Gov
ernor, down to our own day, Governor
Ansel is the first man of part German
blood to fill the highest office within*
the gift of the people of South Caro
A. C. MOORE,
Acting President of University of S. C.
The thirty or more South Carolina
collegians in the Legislature need no
introduction to Andrew Charles
Moore, acting President of the Univer
sity. The friendship of early boyhood
days sometimes survives the "teens"
some old boys have even married their
first sweethearts- the friendship of
schoolboy days sometimes lasts as. long
as life; but, the closest, the most en
during friendships of all are those
nade and cemented within college
walls> and the collegian who does not
recall lovingly "the brave days when
I was twenty-ont.," is a pretty poor
specimen of the genus homo. This is
one of the pre-en;inent %dvantages of
a centrally located State University;
which so often in the past was a potent
factor in welding the men of the sea
board and the middle country and the
Piedmont into a homogeneous political
body, "one for all and all for one I"
Those legislators who were not col
lege mates of Prof. A. C. Moore, a
graduate with honors in the class of
1887, have heard of him from those
fellows who were. The promise of
his youth has been more than fulfilled.
He early made a reputation as an edu
cator as principal for eight years of
the high school at Birmingham, Ala.
In 1898 he won a fellowship, over
many competitors, at the University of
Chicago, making special study of bot
any, and perfecting himself in the
French and German languages. His
career as a teacher of Natural Science
at the University of South Carolina
has been distinguished, and pending
the assumption of the presidency by
Dr. Mitchell, he is conducting the af
fairs of his alma mater with great suc
cess and to the entire satisfaction of
the alumni and student body.
Mr. P. M. McMillan, law, 'o6, was
on the campus. He is practicing law
in the City by the Sea.
B. R. Heyward, who was at the
college last year, spent some time on
the campus last week..
The boys wvere sorry to learn that
Perrin had withdrawn from college.
At a meeting of the Athletic Associ
ation, F. G. Cain was elected treasurer.
The friends of Messrs. Baldwin,
Carwvile, and P. K. McNair will be
glad to hear of their return to the