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BOARD OF EDITORS.
A. D. Ollphunt, '10, Euplhrad1an.
i. J. White, '09, Euphradlan.
J. It. Brown, '10. Euphradian.
J. A. Marion, '09, Clariosophic.
C. N. Sapp, '10, Clariosophic.
1'. K. VaNNey, '10, Clariosophic.
Y. M. C. A.
W. S. iutellnsNo, '09.
COLUMBIA, S. C., MAIICH 11, 1909.
Sure, the Fresh won I
The minstrel is still in embriyo.
It is hoped that the five dollars of
fered for the -bost college yell will
prove all active stimulant.
.. * *
The election of a cheer leader and
the organization of a "rooting" squad
has filled a long-felt need at Carolina.
If you accept tile word of The
Gamecock editors, Monday, "copy
day," comes now less than seven times
in each week.
With the football 'Varsity men
wearing the black C, the baseball 'Var
sity men the garnet C, the basketball
men the C-B, the track men the C-T,
the football "scrubs" the black mono
gram, and the baseball scrubs the gar
net monogram, the classification of tile
phylum Carolinia Atheleta into its
proper groups and orders would be
reduced to a comparatively simple
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF
He who has not at some period of
hlis earthlly existenlce been "broke,"
"dead broke," has yet in store for him
self a distinct psychological experi
Althloughi a distinct p)sychological
experience, its dlistinlctness lies ill the
varying degrees of its complexity. In
other wvordls, it is a compound, thlere
fore, a paradoxical, sensationl. Ilnan
cial extinctness is as dlefinite a sensa
tion as color, nloise, or pain ; yet it is,
in a .measure, comp)osed of all three.
All '"dead-b)rokes" have experienced
the longing for the color green, the
desire for the noise of ringing silver,
and the pain of tile empty pocket.
Whiether financial extinction has
been eauised bys..the literal acceptance
of "Be'i your money and sleep in the
.street" asa rigrid rule for personal
guidance or by the vain attempt to
bring a priceless smile of pleasure into
a pair of hazel eyes, which are worth
more than the hoard of Midas, the
sensation of "brokeness" is invariably
From the person of the "dead-broke"
there seems to emanate some subtle
manifestation of his financial state.
In proof that such is the case, his
companions drift away from him. His
persistent "There's nothing to it, I'm
broke," forms a barrier between him
and tifem which they do not try to
surmount. He is excluded from their
pleasures until the time when his
financial tide ceases to ebb. Then into
the petty swirl he goes again, if so he
But, after all, the "dead-broke" is a
fortunate being. He experiences ex
perience which the man with the
seemingly exhaustless supply of cash
can never experience. Whether this
experience is of value to him or not
will depend upon which way his for
tune turns in the future. ' If it mounts
upward, his experience will have
taught him the potential worth of a
dollar ; if it continues to ebb, he will
fiially become accustomed to the seti
sation of "brokeness" and it will cease
to worry him.
The "also ran" is never a solitary
mortal. He is simply deluged with
the company of his kind. But it is
his kind that he wishes and struggles
to avoid. His own "vulgar crowd"
bores that would-be blue blood, the
But, you may ask yourself, Aiy is
he an "Also Ran"? Why does not his
naie appear in the papers with that of
Vandcrbauer and Smythe and Browne
and the rest of the "upper set?" He
rides much better than the fleshy little
Vanderbauer. He can loose twice as
many French oaths to the second as
can lanky Smythe. "Also Ran's"
brow is at least an inch broader than
that of the stupid Browne.
It has always been thus with the
"Also Ran." Those reporters all came
to his wedding, drank his champagne,
and went away with their pockets
crammed full of right decent Habanas.
And the next morning he got inch
notices in the papers. Why, the news
sheets did the same thing for every
brewer wIo saw fit to take unto him
self a wife, and was not he an "also
ran"? Wasn't lie nearly in the inner
pale of the "smart set"? He had even
dared to pat Browne on the shoulder
the other (lay at the club, and the great
Browne had only yawned. Tiruly a
most nmild wvay of showving his disap
And the p)ersistenlt qunestionl, "\Vhy
am I an 'also rail'?" hauntedl tile poor
little "Also Rail" through manyIl rest
less (lays andl sleepless nights.
One (lay the "Also Ran" wvas riding
in the park. Anl automlobile came
tearing along tile speedway at dlouble
the speed that tile law allows. A frantic
policemanl strove to stop it, bult failed.
"Also Rail" urgedl on hlis horse to see
whiat wvas going to happen. Rounding
a bend, he saw, that a burly nmountedl
policeman hlad succeeded in stopping
the car with its load of green~ goggles
anld perfumed lace. Tile (driver of tile
car wvas in close conlversationl with tIle
policeman. "Also Rail" saw tIhe
dI-iver's hland slip down into his pocet
and bring out a walldt.- From the
wallet came a roll of the green, which
the policeman hurriedly pocketed, to
gether with the pad on which lie had
meant to take the names of the law
"Also Ran" rode slowly on. His
little brain was working as hard as it
could. The power of money I His
mpiliest fortune only ran into six fig
tires, but his income was quite suffi
cient to his need. But Browne and
Smythe and Vanderbauer were pos
sessed of fortunes which rail far into
eight figures. The reason for his so
cial position suddcnly dawned upon
"Also Rai." He was and would be
an "also ran" until lie had a bank ac
count which would overtop those of
the rest of the "also rans."
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI OF
GEORGE M 'DUFFIE.
At the left of the Speaker's desk in
the Clariosophic Society hall hangs
the portrait of a gentleman, the most
noticeable feature of whom is a large
Roman nose, and on the card attached
thereto is written the name "George
MeDuffie." Of him it was said by
Judge Huger. speaking in support of
thl Tniversity of South Carolina, that
if the institution had produced no
other, it would have more than paid
George McDuffie, the son of John
and Jane McDuffie, was born in Co
lumbia County, Ga., August io;.1790.
His >ardii.-; being of limlited imeans,
George went to work as a clerk in a
mercantile house of James Calhoun at
Augusta, where his abilities came un
der the notice of his employer, who
called .the atten,tion of his brdther
William to the boy. William Calhoun
then took charge of George, keeping
him in his own home and paying his
expenses at the Willington school,
then under the supervision of Mr.
Waddell. Young McDuffie entered
the Junior Class of the South Carolina
College in 1811, where his work was
always of first-class order, and grad
uated with highest honors in 1813.- Hie
joined the Clariosophic Society, and
even at that time showed evidences of
being a powerful orator. It is said
that he frequently moved his society
mates to tears or laughter according
to the trend of his words. At his
graduation he spoke on "The Pernia
nence of the Union," and his speech
was published at the request of his
McDuffie wvas admitted to the bar in
1814, and from that time began a
course of steadly legal and political
progress. I-I first p)racticedl lawv with
Col. Eldred Simkins, of Edgenield,
where he won conlsidlerable reputation
as bothl a criminal and civil lawyer.
He was sent from Edgefield to the
Legislature in 1818, wvhere lie dis
tinguished himself by his brilliant
sp)eechies. B3etweenl this time anld 1821
lie wvas engaged in an unfortunate
duelh with Colonel Cumming, in which
he was injured and which seems
to have changed his temper consid
erably. In 1821 lie was sent to the
United States Congress, which posi
tion he held till 1834, when he became
first Major-General of the militia,
andl then Governor of South Caro
lina. In all the Nullfiction -A
United States Bank troubles between
the years 1830 and 1834, McDuffie
took an active part and was distin
guished for his brilliant oratory. In
1835 he became President of the
Board of Trustees of the South Caro
lina College, and in that position did
a great deal toward uplifting the posi
tion of the college. In 1842 he was
elected to the United States Senate,
where he served four years, resigning
in 1846, and where he was a warm
advodate of the annexation of Texas.
le closed his useful, though some
what stormy and inconsistent life,
March ii, x851, and was buried at the
Singleton graveyard near Wedgefield,
Mr. McDuffie married in 1829 Mary
Rebecca Singleton, who was the
daughter of Col. Richard Singleton;
of Sumter County, but who lived only
one year after the marriage. Only one
child was born of this marriage, a
daughter, wlho became the wife of
Gen. Wade Hampton.
Let us all honor and reverence
George McDuffie, the orator of South
Carolina, whom LaBorde calls "the
man of eloquence, perhaps never sur
passed in that mystic power by which
soul is infused into soul and the multi
tude made captive."
[In the last issue of The Gamecock
Chancellor Iarper's birthplace was
printed as "Cagua Island," wlhich
should have been instead Antigua
1. F. B., '10.
JAiE Y, M. C. A.
Rev. A. N. Brunson, of Main Street
Methodist Church, was our speaker
last Sunday. ie gave us a most ap
propriate address on "The Christian
Soldier." We were glad to see a
larger number of men out.
Remember that next Sunday is Dr.
Twitchell's (lay again. He will give
us the fourth lecture of the series on
"Science and Religion." Don't fail to
M. R. McDonald has decided that
he cannot go to Charlotte. Moody has
consented to take his place. So
Messrs. Wall and Moody are to be our
representatives at the Interstate Con
vention to be hel in Charlotte, N. C.,
The New Catalogue and Bulletin
The new catalogue for the session
of 1909-19o will come from the press
about the first of April.
This annual publication has been
completely re-arranged. The courses
have been changed to conform to uni
versity conditions and made easier for
the outsiders to understand. New cuts,
showving the recent additions to the
number of the University buildings,
wvill be inserted in place of the out-of
(late p)ictures wvhich are now in the cat
alogue. A re-arrangement of the cata
logue was badly needed and the
changes which have been made will be
a boon to students entering the Uni
versity next year.
The bulletin will be gotten out in a
week or two.
This pamp)hlet will contain much
valuable information to prospective
students, and will be distributed broad