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The following appeared in the
Charlotte Observer a few weeks
past. It is from the pen of Mr.
Howard A. Banks fellow in Eng
lish at the University, '91-' 92.
WHAT THE CAROLINA GOVER
NORS SAID TO , EACH
'Twas a meeting of the Governors
Of every Southern State,
To get good "foreign elements"
To southward emigrate.
All spoke of the advantages
Of which their States could brag,
Which showed that not a single one
In Progress' rear did lag.
"Virginia towns within a day,"
Virginia's Gov'nor spoke,
"Spring up!" and then he jerked
His thumb toward Roanoke.
Then Jones of Alabama said,
With a Birmingham-ward glance,
"The world's supply of coal to ours
Is not a circumstance !"
"In Arkansaw" the Governor
With a fish's spine quoth he:
"Molasses branches flow along
Beneath the Pancake tree."
Then said the Northern Governor
Of the Southern Cracker State:
"That Georgia's bound to take the lead
Is Destiny and Fate !"
So said they all. Then silently
And solemnly did glance
Where the two Carolinians
Had formed an Al li-ance.
"Why take ye not the floor?" they cried,
"And what can be the thing
That to the one so earnestly
The other's whispering ?"
Then 'Lias Carr his mustache stroked,
And said: "Kind sirs, methinks
My interrogatory was
'How long it is 'tween drinks.' "
But Tilman winked his open eye,
And said: , "It's quite contrary
For me to drink at all but from
An S. C. dispensary."
The University possesses one
of the best preparatory medical
schools in the South. The high
stand that young men, who have
been prepared here, have taken at
the University of Va., and
northern medical colleges is
conclusive proof of the thorough
ness and accuracy of the prepara
tion received. Mr. Morris, one of
Dr. - Whitehead's students ill '91,
has just graduated from the Uni
versity of Va., with high honors.
While there he was assistant De
monstrator of Anatomy. Mr.
McKenzie, another student of
medicine here in '91, has just
graduated from the Jefferson Med
ical College of Philadelphia, and
won the medal offered by that in
stitution for the best anatomical
preparation. Mr. Duiguid,
another student here in '91, has
just graduated from the Univer
sity of Maryland, with very high
honors. We doubt if there is a
medical school in the South that
is as thorough as far as it goes as
the one connected with the lUni-versity.
A San Francisco , firm has a
contract to construct a monster
horn for Iceland Stanford, Jr.,
University made of galvanized
iron, 50 feet long and 10 feet in
diameter. The noisemaker will
have two valves,, a 32-horse
power boiler, and will cost $500'
when built. There are 200 stu
dents pledged to devote $2.50!
each toward the building fund re
quired to construct that giant
Last Friday, after a formal
interchange of challenges, the
Harvard and Pennsylvania foot
ball representatives signed an
agreement to play two games of
foot-ball, one in Cambridge, on
Thanksgiving day of this year,
and another in Philadelphia on
Thanksgiving day of 1894. The
rules to govern the game are
practically the same as those
adopted by Harvard to govern
her athletics after 1893. Full
details will appear next week,
with comments by the represen
tatives of both colleges. Univer
sity (of Pa.) Courier.
Professor Edward B. Condon
of Dartmouth has offered a prize
of $60 to be given annually to
that student who, being a mem
ber of the athletic teams, shall
maintain .the highest class stand
ing throughout the year.
The University of Paris, with
9,215 students, is the largest in
The Yale nine made $900 on
their spring trip, against a loss of
$200. last year.
Leland Stanford Jr., Univer
sity is the only American College
allowing free tuition in every
The Latin Department of Har
vard is to superintend a stage
representation of the "Phormio"
of Terence by the students in the
spring of '94.
The University of Michigan
students in the mechanical
laboratory have made a full set of
machines to be exhibited at the
The University of Chicago
gymnasium has the largest indoor
running track in the country.
Connecticut has more college
students, in proportion to the
population, than any other state.
The pride of the Vassar girls is
that none of their graduates has
ever been divorced.
There is talk of founding a
Naval Academy on the lake front
The Colorado Legislature has
endowed the State University
with a perpetual tax of one cent
on the $100 assessed valuation of
The increase of students at Vas
sar this year is so great that the
buildings will not accommodate
all, so the Windsor Hotel has been
leased until a new structure can
The Wisconsin Senate has
voted a large sum of money for
purchasing additional'grounds for
the use of the state'university.
At Depauw University, a can
didate for any athletic team,
using improper language, or who
conducts himself in an unbecom
ing manner, or who plays under
an assumed name, forfeits mem
bership on the team.
The Cornell Daily Sun says :
"If the winner of the Harvard
Yale boat race next summer re
fuses to row Cornell, Cornell will
claim the championship of Amer
ica, and endeavor to arrange an
international match with the Oxford-Cambridge
An oratorical contest is to be
held in Chicago, on June 30th, at
which seventy-five cqlleges wil be
There are two Christian En
deavor societies in the Rangoon
College Baptist Church, m Ran
goon, Burma; one organized in the
Burmese language and the other
in the Karan.
This year, owing to the popu
larity of debating, 150 Yale soph
omores have elected elocution.
Last year it was elected by less
The new telescope for the Chi
cago University will not be ready
for use till the fall of 1895. The
lens will be forty-five inches in
diameter or eleven inches larger
than that in the great Lick Ob
servatory. The seaside laboratory for Le-
land Stanford, Jr., University,
has been located at Pacific Grove,
two miles west of Monterey, Cal.
It is the first laboratory of its kind
on the Pacific coast, and one of
the four in the U. S.
Mr. C. Alfonso Smith, of
Greensboro, now a student of
Johns Hopkins, read a paper, a
few weeks ago before the Johns
Hopkins Philological Association
of which Gildersleeve is president.
Gildersleeve not only commended
the paper, but offered to publish
it in the American Journal of
Twenty-five graduates and
former students of Johns Hop
kins have accepted positions on
the faculty of the University of
The Universary of Cornell and
Pennsylvania have formed a dual
athletic league, adopting a con
stitution modeled after that of the
The membership of Universi
versity of Pennsylvania Athletic
Association is 227 under-gradu-ates
and 290 graduates.
Cornell's foot-ball expenses for
the season of 1893 were $5,977.
37, and they begin next season
with $30 in the treasury. ,
The Michigan Legislature has
just passed a bill to levy a State
tax of one-sixth of a mill for the
support of the University of
The University of Chicago has
made examinations optional with
The University of Vermont re
quires that its students shall at
tain the rank of 85 per cent, in
daily or term work to be exempt
The annual report of the Yale
Foot-ball Association has been
made public. It shows the total
receipts to have been $3 1,300. 71
and the total expenditure $14,
550.82.' The balance in the
treasury is the largest ever exhib
ited by a college athletic associa
tion at the end of a playing
There are fifteen colleges in the
United States claiming an attend
ance of over 1,000. University
of Michigan is first with an at
tendance in the neighborhood of
3,000. The other colleges come
in about the following order: Har
vard, Oberlin, Columbia, Yale,
University of Pennsylvania, Lake
Forest, Cornell, University of
City of New York, Ohio Wesley
an, University of Minnesota, and
The surviving members of the
class of '42 'Yale have raised a
$2,000 fund, the income of which
is designed for prizes to en
courage students in extemporane
Last year the co-operative soci
ety of Harvard- did a business of
about $95,000. The object of
this is to save to students money
on books, etc.
The number of volumes in the
college libraries of the United
States, has increased 500,000
during the past year.