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. . Session Begins September 6th, 1899. . . 

The phenomenal growth of the Mary Baldwin Seminary for more than a quarter of a 
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OW Time takes wings unto himself and flies — we know not 
whither ! Swifter than the flight of a homing-bird is the 
passage of each day's experiences. Ever dissolving into 
each other they forever blend or succeed each other in joy or woe 
like the shifting lines of a summer sky. Every yeai sees a swifter 
flight and a speedier evanishing. As the light-hearted child 
vainly strives with eager, outstretched arms to catch the golden 
sunbeams ever eluding his grasp, so do we just as vainly strive to 
detain Time in his flight. 

Now, the school year is gone with its hard study; gone, with 
its pleasant hours of recreation; gone, with its petty worries; gone, 
with its occasional testing times of real trial and trouble. And 
yet, there is one thing left of which even Time himself cannot rob 
us, memory. The past, as Wordsworth says, has 
"Deposited upon the silent shore 
Of Memory images and precious thoughts 
That shall not die and cannot be destroyed." 
How kind is Mother Nature, in that she makes our pleasant 
memories the most lasting, smoothing away those of past worries 
till they are as if they had never been, save, perhaps, that we are 
the stronger for their discipline. On the other hand, she leavee 
to us the fruits of all our labor and the accompanying happiness 
of strong, and at least partially successful effort. 

So it is mainly with satisfaction and pleasure that we 
thoughtfully turn the pages of this volume, which carry us back 

over the past school-year. What busy, happy days they were; 
so busy, that we did not realize how Time was flying ! Ever does 
this thought recur to us, and with it the melancholy realization 
that what is past can never more return. Even when we are 
happiest, this thought of the transiency of pleasure casts a 
shadow over us. 

Now, as for our achievements, in what light should we regard 
them? A story is told of Ole Bull, the great violinist, that, in 
answer to the high eulogy of a friend, he replied, "The years of 
toil which I have spent for my art serve to show me bu the more 
clearly that I know nothing." If a genius could make this 
statement, should we be willing to rest content with our present 
attainments '< May we never consider our task as accomplished ! 

It is, then, with mingled gladness and sorrow that we 
contemplate our work which is finished, but not complete, as 
we bid farewell to this school-year, with its efforts, its failures, 
its successes. 

We want this volume to rest on the book-shelf of every 
Mary Baldwin girl, as a veritable souvenir, bringing to remem- 
brance the "mingled yarn, good and ill together," ot school days. 

Now, as we tenderly turn the last leaf of this book, though 
it be with a sigh that what is past can never more return, let 
that sigh be succeeded by a smile at the happy memories of the 
term of '98 and 'oy. 

Edith Emily Holt. 

The Oldest Inhabitant. 


B. W. 

IOMAS BALDWIN WAVT is one oi the best known per- 
hi iges in M. B S circles. By nature self-possessed, 

slightly conceited, a trirl • indolent, ami extremely digni- 
lied, do yon wcm der that he is highly esteemed ? Asa pi ivileged 
character, he is a frequent visitor in all the recitation rooms, bill 
his most decided taste is for languages, while in other blanches 
he is a mere smattercr. In del man and French, he is a silent 
scholar: one would almost imagine him to In- a mule. He even 
•deeps iii class but that is tolerated since he has never been known 
to snore, and has no terrifying examinations in view, lo produce 
night-mare. He has a loudness tor -<[iiincls ai d birds, spending 
much time in hunting the former and sedulously watching the 

How long has h< been here? Judging from his conduct, one 

would In.- ,nie that In- hail founded the Seminary; but, like some 
.ills, he ntvei tells his age, so, how ate we to know '.' 

In addition to Ins conventional -nil ol graj . on state i 
his person is adorned with a medal presented to His Honor" lor 
superioril) in general and Ins abilitiy in frightening both teachers 
and taught, in particular. 

lb- might be termed "l.e Sergeut de Ville," lor he chases 
stray cats at nightfall, alarming the students more than would a 
whole battalion ol feline strangers. To show that he possi 
i -a ite blanche, the following storj is told ; At one time a pitcher 
ol watci was overturned on a couch. The occupant oi the room 
was about to be severely reprimanded foi carelessness, when some 
one came to ihe ie>cue, and said, I!. W. did it." Needless to 
say the deed was alluded i«> no mote, alter ihe leachtr had 
assured the e,iil that the offense was not so flagrant, alter all. 

We owe Miss Miller a debt ot gratitude foi her d 

Monsieur Baldwin Wayt, to ihe Seminary, His first mission was 
to amuse the •; it Is, who were sick in the Infirmary. The In- 
tendant btcame vei\ much attached lo him, and w ben she went 
away; she longed f< r B. W. lo acccnijany her, but neither 
physical nor moral suasion rould Leisuade him to view a new 
home with approval, so lie still remains a devoted attache oi the 

During his youth, music was bis favorite study and pastime. 
For mans \eais he was connected with Ihe Thomas 

but, owing lo his obesity u years, he has In en i I 

to indulge in milder forms of amusement than were once his w< ait 
B. W'.'s abstinence from all bad habits assures him lone; life. 
"May he live forever and die happy." When bis funeral oration 
is delivered a second Mark Antony cannot say, "This was a 
man;" lor he is only the pet, pride and joy of ihe M. B. S-, in the 
shape of a cat. 

Mr. M Erskine Miller The following yar he became an at- 
tendant at the Western State Hospital, being afterwards trans- 
ferred to the steam department as fireman and sttam-fitter. 

Then the Wesleyan Female Institute secured his services as 
engineer and plumber. He held this position for four years, 
when he left Staunton and remained two years at Rockbridge 
Alum Springs. 

But. again, the mighty cause of Education was calling him, 
and to its urgent appeal he nobly responded. Returning to 
Staunton, he became an employe of the Mary Baldwin Seminary, 
where he has since discharged theduties of night watchman. having 
the care of the steam and heating apparatus of the institution 
during the night watches. 

Mr Smyth's versatile talents have proved a great blessing to 
this institution; for he has served in the various capacities of 
engineer, steam fitter, painter, superintendent of the grounds, 
boy-terrifier, etc 

Soon after being taken into Miss Baldwin's employ, he re- 
turned to Ireland on a visit to his mother. While in the "Child 
Counthry." he married, and on his return to America brought 
his wife with him, 

John Smyth seems to have found his life-work Though 
paths of tame are open to him in other directions, he has 
magnanimously resigned them all and will devote his time and 
talents to the Seminary. 

In the spring of '98, when the shrill scream of the American 
Eagle was heard over all the land, summoning her sons to war — 
John Smyth burned to go to the aid of his adopted country. 

His patriotism, his valor, his ambition were aroused — but 
then, he bethought him of the chaos he would leave behind. 

Who would care for the beloved palms in the "warm- 

Who would apprehend the stray V. M. I. boy that strolled 
by the Sem. and gazed at the windows ? 

Who would fire blank-cartridges at the love-sick serenader, 
as he harmlessly warbled his amorous ditties to the sleeping 
maidens within ? 

John Smyth asked himself these questions. He trembled for 
the good of the Seminary, and, although the struggle was a hard 
one, gave up his ambition and remained with us 

A little anecdote, which we have heard related of him, will 
serve to show his enthusiasm on the war question. 

A troop of soldiers were passing through Staunton To the 
multitude ot people at the depot, suddenly appeared the apparition 
of John Smyth, approaching in mad haste He had no hat; the 
breeze was tossing his hair and flapping his coat-tails. There 
was a gasli under his eye. Some one asked him what was the 

"Faith, I heard the soldiers were coomin'.an' I didn't see 
the fince, an' here it is." answered Mr. Smyth, pointing to the 

We rejoice to say. however, that despite its many allure- 
ments, the war did not entice hint away, and we may still hear 
the familiar voice calling, "Young loidies, plase close yer 

Kate Jonks. 

Short Sketch of Mr. John Smyth, Commandant of the Corps of Night Watchman, with 
Rank of Brigadier General, Chief Superintendent of the Steam Heating Depart- 
ment, Head Horticulturist, etc., etc., of the Mary Baldwin Seminary. 

N attempting to treat a subject or' so vast importance in the briel space 

allowed us, we wish to inform our readers that we can only place l>efore them 
:i very superficial account of the life of this famous personage For a mote 

thorough study and philosophical consideration of his works and adventures. 

we refer them to Hon. Blarney O'Shandy's "Irish Heroes,'' Wilton Waggle- 
way's 'Men of the Day," Andy McDooley's "Interesting Reminu 
Distinguished Individuals," also several recent articles in the leading maga- 
zines and periodicals ol the time. 

The land of Mr. Smyth's nativity is clearly revealed bj the sweet, musical 
mi dulatioii of his voice and its pleasing intonations, peculiar to the inhabitants 
of the "Emerald Isle." He was horn near Granard, County Longford, Ire. 
land, in the year 1865. He passed the days ol boyhood and youth upon the 
paternal estate, engaged in the pursuit of agriculture. 

His young mind was strongly impressed by soul-stirring legends of Bogies 
and Spooks, in which the county abounded. These legends worked upon his 
restless, adventurous spiiit. They made him j earn to leave the protection ol 
his father's Kof and seek his fortune in foreign land.-.. 

At the age of twenty-three, following the example of another illustrious 
weater of the same title— Captain John Smyth, of Pocahontas fame— he em 
barked for America. After a stormy voyage, fraught with many perils, John 
Slllvth at last bade Uncle Sam good morning and landed ill New York. 

A well known building contractor succeeded in securing hi:- services. In 
a short while, however. Mr. Smyth tired of this employment, and found more 
congenial work in a 1 ope- walk. When this occupation became, in turn, monot- 
onous, he applied for a position to the General Superintendent of the gigantic 
steamship line plying between New Ytrk and New Haven. He was imme- 
diately engaged as a deck hand. 

But some great force, some irresistible magnetism, was drawing John 
Sm\ th southward. He came to Staunton and enteltd the serviced the late 

The Book Party. 

N lieu of its usual musical and literary program, 
the Mary Baldwin Literary Society, on the 
evening of Fehiuary twelfth, held a book 
party in the Gymnasium, to which all the 
members of the faculty were invited. These 
guests were entertained by the Reception 
Committee until time for the grand march. 
In the meantime, the other members of the 
Society, dressed in costume to represent some 
book or notable character in the same, assem- 
bled in a room across the hall. When all 
was ready, at a given signal, they marched 
into the Gymnasium to the inspiring strains of a march, played 
by one of the young ladies. The line was led by two young 
ladies, draned in red, white and blue, holding, crossed above 
them, two United States flags, to represent, "Under Two Flags." 
After marching around the Gymnasium a number of times, to 
give the faculty a chance to guess what books or characters were 
represented refreshments were served, a feature of the evening 
especially enjoyed by every one. An informal dance followed, 
and altogether the evening Was a most pleasant one. Some of 
the books and characters represented were as follows : 

"Night and Morning" was especially striking. "Night" 
was attired in a gown of black, covered with silver stars, and 
wore a silver crown on her head; while "Morning," n bed in 
pink, healing a golden crown on her head, truly resembled the 
blush of dawn. 

"The Princess" was well represented by one ol the young 
ladies, handsomely gowned, with hair braided and a crown of 
pearls resting upon her head 

"Maude Muller" appeared in gingham dress, with the sleeves 
rolled up, a large handkerchief around her neck and a sun-bonnet 

on her arm. She carried r. rake with a lonely twig of grass in it- 

"Sairey Gamp," the nurse, wore an old-time dress and a 
large sun-bonnet and carried an old broken umbrella together 
with a great many bottles. 

"In Darkest Africa" was cleverly represented by one of the 
young ladies, who had so effectually smutted herself that it was 
hard to tell whether she was really a native of Africa or a student 
at the Mary Baldwin Seminary. 

"A Lady of Quality" was attired in handsome pink silk and 
was further adorned with appropriate ornaments. 

The role of "Helen's Babies" was taken by two of the 
younger girls, dressed in long white garments, wearing dainty 
white bonnets on their heads. 

"Wee Wifie" was attired in full bridal costume. 

"Looking Backwards" was most ludicrous. She wore a 
dress fastened up the back, a collar on backwards, her hair over 
her face, a mask on the back of her head, and a hat on back- 
wards also. She met with much applause. 

"Miss America" wore a costume of red, white and blue. 
• "Quo Vadis" was represented by one of the young ladies, 
dressed in full travelling suit, with a large interrogation point on 
the front of her frock. She carried a large valise. 

Many other interesting books and characters were also repre- 
sented, but it would take too much time and space to mention 
each one in detail. 

After a more or less exhaustive strain on our gray matter, in 
trying to determine what book or character each member present 
represented, we weie inclined to answer the question, "What's 
in a name," by saying that the knowledge of even the titles of 
our great books up to date would be a possession of which any 
one might be most proud. 

Rosa F. Watkins. 

Stonewall Brigade Band Concert. 

(f , S\ HE tenth of last February the teachers and 

■DKS^W2*E "' tne Mary Baldwin Seminar \ 

' I » ^ spent a nn »t enjoyable evening in the 

A^. . W i< )\ chapel, where they were the quests of 

S V^f^,*]}'/ the '"""' Sto,,ewa11 Brigade Band. Un- 

i * j) I (\^ \ der the direction of their efficient leader, 

V' M ( ' Mr. J. M Brereton, those well trained 

tT^J^fJ^^T-^- ^-\, '""' 'alentcd musicians rendered the fol- 

~ ^=*^ ^fc.^ ex lowing program with such skill and 

verve that the feelings of their enthusiastic audience were swayed 

in turn by martial, merry and patriotic impulses or melted into 

tin- quiet and repose of a meditative mood : 

i, March-' Bride-Elect" Sousa 

j. Waltzes — "Nordica" Tourgee 

3 Overture — "Pique Dame" S'upp, 

_ I a 'Sweetest Storv liver Told" Stultz 

4- Songs j /, ■ A n re . 1M1 " Bartlett 

5. Fantasia— 'A Hunting Scene" Bucalossi 

, fa "At a Georgia Camp-Meeting" Wills 

t /' "Stars and Stripes Forever" Sousa 

7. Selection "The Princess Bonnie" Sprm 1 

8. Medley "Plantation Melodies" Ccmterno 

While the "Bride Elect" and "Nordica" waltzes were being 

played, many feet were keeping time to the music, and some 
heads were moving unconsciously in accord with the baton, as 
the thoughts of many were transferred to scenes where they had 
enjoyed a good two step or a dreamy, delicious waltz ! 

"The Sweetest Story liver Told" was played very effectively, 
producing such varied impressions upon the feelings of those 
present as would he difficult to describe or even enumerate here 

Tin- Hunting Scene" received most hearty applause, and a 
repetition of it was given. The acting during this performance 

was is g 1 as the music, which made the scene very vivid to 

those who had enjoyed such sport. 

The old favorites, "At a Georgia Camp-Meeting" and "Stars 
and Stripes Forever," weie enthusiastically received, and the last 
two selections, ' Princess Bonnie" and "Plantation Melodies." 
were exceptionally well performed and followed by a storm of 

After having entertained us so delightfully, the Band was 
ushered into the dining-hall, where its members were the guests 
of the Seminary at a substantial banquet. 

We extend to the Stonewall Brigade Band our sincerest 
thanks and a-surc them that the evening of February tenth will 
always be remembered bj US as one of the happiest and most 
pleasant of this school year. 

Rtjfie Pauline White 

"Oh, well ! I expected as much." 

"Now, you know you didn't. You anticipated it more than 
any one else." 

"Such is the irony of fate !" 

' It will be a cold day when I get ready again " 

Smartie — Of course, it will necessarily have to be colder 
than it is, Toddy, dear." 


two days later— ali. in sleighs. May 3I .— i„ looking over my memoir book, I am delighted 

"Isn't this lovely !" to remember tint, after all, the sleigh-ride was not, like Buffalo 

"Stop eating that snow ! You know it will give you sore Bill, all a dream " 

throat !" 

"Could anything be more delightful?" 

Indeed and in truth, life is worth living. I wish it would 
never end The realization far exceeded the anticipation. 
Let's sing. "Jingle, bells," for a closing song. 
I mu-it hurry in to put this in my memoir book. 

Grand Finale. 


Martha Bruce. 

The Sleigh-Ride. 

Scene I. 

nnoi'Nckmi-nt in Tin-, dining-room 
"School will be suspended :it two o'clock 
and the young ladies will go sleigh- 
riding " 

(Rapturous and deafening applause ) 
"l )li. how lovely !" 

'I wish it were two o'clock, this very 

"I'm going to put on my hat and jacket immediately aftei 

Pooh, you greenie, any one could tell that you were from 
Florida. You've got to put on all sorts oi wraps. A jacket, in- 
deed ! I suppose you'd think that jacket was warm enough if 
you went to Klondike. " 

At French table — "Mademoiselle, irez-VOUS?" Je snis bien 
aise d'aller. Oui, e'est charmant." 

"I'd rather «n sleigh-riding than do most anything At 
home, that and skating are our principal sports 

At German table— "Ich liebe Sehlittenfahreu;-" "Ach! 
Himmel ! der schone Schuee." 

Scene II. 


"Won't you please lend me your cape ?" 

"Do vim thmk I'll be warm enough ? Let me see. I have on 
tw its, this cape, mv shawl and this muffler." 

"I'm roasting. Where's that 

•Don't think you can sneak those mittens. I had fa 
ovei school for them." 

'Some ol you act like you never saw snow before." 
• *t9* :sT~ ■ 

Scene III. 


"Won't those sleighs evei come ' I'm tired waiting Surely 

it's long past two i, 'clock." 

"Possess \inii si ml in patience, 'Everything comes to him 
who waits, ' you know." 

It certainly is cold. I forgot that extra cloak." 

"Von duiriniy, your old hot brick will Ret cold on this 
veranda. Go, put it on the radiator." 

Scene IV. 

"Young ladies, the weathei has moderated and 't will be 
impossible to g" The usual routine of school duties, will be 
resumed. " 

i A decided fall in the temperature.) 

\\ eepiup wailing and gnashing of teeth. 


NE ot the leading pianists of the day, and the 
one, perhaps, who most delights the American 
public by his vigorous and brilliant execu- 
tion, is Richard Burmeister, of New York. 
His very appearace is striking. A tall and 
graceful figure, a well-poised head, a counte- 
nance upon whose clear-cut features are de- 
picted manliness, energy and strength of 
character, all these combine to make the play- 
er a very handsome man, while his flexible wrists and long slender 
fingers suggest many pleasant possibilities of piano technique, 
which are happily realized in his playing. Mr. Burmeister has 
that sympathetic and poetic touch which carries sunshine and 
happiness into the hearts of all his hearers. If Liszt's trill was 
like the warble of a bird, Burmeister's is scarcely less so. With 
this delicacy is combined great power. The muscles of his wrists 
seem to be of steel when he strikes those mighty chords which 
are the glory of music. This great power, however, is never used 
for mere effect, as is shown by his perfect repose, even when 
playing the most difficult passages. There is no swaying of the 

body, or rocking to and fro on the piano-stool, but instead, a 
prevailing calmness, both of body and countenance. 

In those sad, sweet strains of Chopin's Funeral March, his 
beautiful pianissimo touch comes into play, while in theHungarian 
Rhapsody his power and brilliancy of execution are noticeable. 
Burmeister's rendering of Chopin's Valse shows him to be a 
worthy interpreter of that great master, and he plays Beethoven's 
Sonata Apassiouata, which is the Hamlet of pianoforte com- 
positions, with all the pathos and dramatic power it demands. 

Burmeister's reputation does not rest upon his great gifts as a 
pianist alone, for he is also a temarkable composer, as is manifest 
in such brilliant compositions as his Ballade in C sharp minor, 
his Elegy in D flat major, and his Capriccio in C major. Too 
much cannot be said, however, in praise of his playing, for he 
has all that finish, that perfection of style, and, above all, that 
touch, which constitute a great artist. Moreover, he inherits the 
musical methods of the grand old masters, Liszt and Rubin- 
stein—those who, as some one has said, "though dead, yet speak 
to all future generations." 

A. Merrill Proctor. 

universal applause, that he grinned with pleasure, displaying a 
set of dazzling whit«" teeth, which would have made the fortune 
ol a dentifrice advertiser, replying, "Ain't it nice.'. On being 

asked to sing, lie gave us 'Jesus Lover of My Soul," and then. 

not waiting for applause, repealed again with naive self approval, 
"Ain't it nice ?" 

On the following night, the Literary Society sent down a 
reporter, armed with a large pad and writing materials to take 
note of the principal points of his lecture, but the sum total of 
her efforts, much to the mortification of the dignified lady, was. 
"Ain't it nice "" 

The first part of his discourse was devoted to wholesome 
advice on the subject of matrimony, his \ ( \ ea being that the bride 
should hunt for the groom, an opinion in which the young ladies 
differed from him. He also advocated a long noon recess in our 
daily school routine, during which we might do as we pleased, or 
follow his school-days' example by taking a nap He told of his 
experiences in regard to this form of noon recreation. One day 
he went to school, dressed in his best bib and tucker. It being 
the occasion of his twelfth birthday, he had just been supplied 
with a new outfit, and perhaps had grown some since a similar 
event, at any rate, when the usual noon recess was announced 

and the boys all crowded into the large hall to refresh themselves, 
he found his trousers too tight to allow him to stretch out on the 
floor, as hi> companions did, so when the teacher came round and 
found his pupil still awake and so much ahead of time in his 
twentieth century suit, he gave him a sound thrashing. 

The tact of the teachers' and principal's presence did not 

seem to make any difference to the stout old lecturer, wli 
us the stories, and he kept up a continual round of rambling dis- 
course on love, war and adventure until he had seemingly come 
to the end of his ideas, but we were mistaken. He then brought 
out a large lamp shaped affair, which he placed in the middle of 
the chapel and named, "magic lantern." 

He then proceeded to display a large number of pictures, 
most heterogenous in selection, and seemed to be as much inter- 
ested in them as any one else. After each picture he would ex- 
claim enthusiastically, "Ain't it nice?" 

After the lights were turned on again, he sang several songs, 
winding up with "Dixie," which was much applauded The 
girls then took leave of the amiable orator, with his last words 
still ringing in their ears- "Aain't it nice?" 

Olivia Bakkow. 

—&*&/¥ . ,-~i>»>^Jt- J* <%;— 

The Armenian. 

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1« LECTURE - 4 

ii .. ON- \ 


fTURKEY and - - - 


h BY REV. 

I Krikor Hagop Basmajian, | 

V (A Native Armenian) of Constantinople. r/ 

fl *«« 0V£/? 100 VIEWS. 

. Basmajian during the Lecture will sing in English, li 
Armenian, Turkish and Greek. A 

Mary Baldwin Seminary Chapel, ►> 

^Saturday Evening, 7:30 o'clock. Admission 10 cb. )jj 

'>il|l(^iill "^i""' V' 1 "'^'" V" V I "'^""3'""V' 1 ' V'" V"' ^"' V^ 1 T^ lli^iil'^r' 

OY filled our hearts when we caught sight of the above striking announcement. It had been placed on the bulletin 
board the morning after we had been given a brief chapel talk by Mr. Krikor Hagop Basmajian, p.n Armenian, 
whose vocabulary, to say the least, was not very extensive, his favorite expression being, "Ain't it niece ?" which 
was used after each long-winded narrative, whether of churches, religions, Armenian customs, marriages, Turkish 
dances schools, modes of burial, the art of taking noon naps, in fact, every subject concerning literature, religion, 
society and politics, all of which he discussed at length during his two visits. 

At his first appearance he was so talkative and good natured that he pleased the girls thoroughly, and when he 
inquired, 'How would you like for me to come up and give you a lecture?" the proposition met with such 

The Glee and Mandolin Concert of the University of Virginia. 

ASSING down to dinner on t lie afternoon of 
December the second, we noticed .1 blank 
papei on the plate <>t each teacher, 
as there always is when we are t" 
the opportunity to ^o to any entertainment. 
We girls knew the ('.let.- Club was to give a 
1 0111 ei 1 in Si mnti 'ii . bul hardl) 
hope that we the Seminary girls, would be 
allowed the pleasure ol attending it. so you 
may imagine our interest and excitement 
when we found that we were to go. After 
much giving and taking ol advice in regard 
to oui costumes for tins grand occasion we 
appealed, sirangt to say, in • 11 1 Mack uni- 
forms at the appointed hour in the opeia house. After waiting 
a few moments with much curiosity for the curtain to rise, our 
patience was rewarded by the appearance of the entile ('dee and 
Mandolin Clubs in tin Scorcher March, and such remarks as 
these might have been heard from various girls: 'Isn't hectlte?" 
"Which one 5 " "Oh ! look at the one wi.h the blue cover on his 
mandolin: he has the sweetest eyes! "Who is that second 
violinist smiling at ? ' "A mighty cute smile, whoever it's for." 
"Do lend me your opera glasses; 1 must see those eyes again ! 
By the time the march was over, I am positive each girl had 
decided which was the most attractive member of the club. 

Next came "Borun." by the Glee Club. Their voices were 
all very good Then the Mandolin Club played "Sweet Memo 
ries." Now. if you have ever heard this waltz, you can imagine 
what its effect would be Oil a real seutiinenal school girl — and. 
pardon me. some who are not. as well 1 am sure each girl had 
left the opera house (in mind anyway), when Mr Abbott called 
them back by his solo, "Dl earns," and, before he had finished, each 

girl before him was ready to succomb to his charms of 
ind person. 
Then follow. Wooing" ami "Stars and Stripes" 

by the Mandolin Club, the latter meeting with an eiithu- 
bursl 0! applause irom the whole house. 

The Glee Club sang "The Catastrophe in a very amusing 
manner, and as an encore sang "At the Last Game of Ball, If 
von remember, Carolina beat them six to two on Thanksgiving — 
hurrah for Carolina ! and consequently the singers all went 

Weeping from the sta^c. 

Mi. Hunk, who has a beautiful voice, sang "Little Boy 
Blue" in place of Mr. Hoen's 'cello solo; this was thoroughly en- 
joyed, and he received a hearty encore. 

Then came the ' Intermission." when the boys came down 
and spoke to those whom they knew in the audience, and re 
freshmeuts (ice water) were served 

"Intermission" being over. Mandolin Club played D' Amour, 
followed by "My Home is Where the Heather Blooms" by Glee 
Club; then "Pique Dame' by Mandolin Club, and "Win. 
Wee'' was sung bj ("dee Club in a very jolly manner. 

Mi lie I'leie delighted the audience with a piccalo solo, 
which met with a storm of applause 

The Glee Club sang "The Water Mill " Then the old 
favorite. "Georgia Camp-Meeting." was played by the Mandolin 
Club, and again the girls' thoughts wandered to their last two 
steps before coming to ScllO 

This thorough!} delightful program was ended by "The 
Orange and the Blue," sung by the ("dec Club, but accompanied 
by 'he instruments as well as the voices of the Mandolin Club. 

We are certainly indebted to the University Glee and Man 
dolill Clubs foi one of the most enjoyable evenings that we have 
pent during the school year of ninety-eight and ninety-nine 
Annie Snowden Cark. 

Notches in the Crane. 

m^Me>^ E ^SS^' ! ^=W>^^m^' 


Definitions by Name. 

An unusual noise — Rar(e)din. 

A tiny dwelling — Sniallhouse. 

Synonym for marshes and swamps— Boggs. 

Black in German — Schwarz 

A means of conveyance — Barrow. 

An incubator — Hatcher. 

A brown study Brown. 

$ — Seiuworth. 

Three Sweet Williams— Sharp. Jodie and Janie. 

A bad thing when y is added — Todd. 

A doubtful musical instrument — Home 

Worse than her bite — Barker. 

A pedestrian — Walker. 

"Still there's more to follow" — 'Da\s of Bruce " 

Names far too rare for puns — Smith and Jones. 

Not in Scotland — Glasgow. 

Prone to wander — Strayer. 

What are profits ? — Gaines. 

Often found at bargain counters — Byers. 

In a Seminary — Lackman. 

A necessity in the culinary depaitment — Potts. 

Who said she was colored ?- White 

From an exercise in the use of epithets — "MissT. had passed 
through a long period of the ceaseless waltz of events and was 
then on the quarter stretch of life's race-track, looking like a 
faded flower. * * * The curves of her dress were sonorous." 
R. M. — "See my uncle's old Bible? He gave it to me in 1850." 
R W. — 'Papa's coming Thanksgiving and maybe he'll 
stav over Good Friday." 

E. T. — "Did Wolsley found the Methodist Church ?" 

Mr. Ring to H. B. — "How are you this morning, Miss B. ?" 
"O, just lovely, I thank you, Mr. King !" 

G. A., in Anglo-Saxon -"Miss M., where shall I find the 
congregation of man ?'' 

S. C — "The old Teuton thought parasite the worst of 

An M. B. S. girl wants to know how often the Annual comes 

W. H., at the Episcopal Church — "Is this service going to 
last until vespers to-morrow morning ?" 

A student, ignorant of the meaning of fungus, is requested to 
learn the definition for the next recitation, when she proudly 
produces the following : "Fungus, a cryptogamous plant, 
destitute of chlorophyl and deriving its nourishment wholly or 
almost wholly from organic compounds as basidiomycetes 

H. R. — "I am going to write to Papa and ask him to send me 
■a sunburst for Christmas." Friend — "Well ! I have heard of 
sun-strokes, but never of a sunburst before," 

Member of Rhetoric Class — "Where is Dry den's poem on 
Mistress Anne Kilogramme ?' 

Student in Senior Literature — "The greatest prehistoiic 
movement since the Rennaisance was the development of democ- 
racy " 

In American Literature — "Bryant's descendants came over 
in the Mayflower." 

S. W. is an authority on "Anglo-Saxon phrenology." 

Music student, on receiving bill for piano lessons — "I didn't 
know Prof. H. was a Dr." 

Who was enquiring about the "Progigal Father?" 

Anxious French student, desiring to say good evening to the 
French teacher in her own tongue — "Mouchoir, Mademoiselle " 

Three Letters from an M. B. S. Girl. 


On the Day of Her Arrival. 
I).-: vk M \m \ : 

I arrived litre this morning, and a more tired bedraggled, 
home-sick, forlorn mortal you never saw. I kept the tears 

bravely hack until I was shown to my room, but the door was 
scarcely closed, when I threw myself on the bed and had a good 
hard cry. 

I never felt so miserable in my life ! Yon can hear nothing 
but the occasional laugh of some heartless obi girl who is not 
home-sick I can't live if I stay here, so please write and say 
I may come home I feel as if I -hall have a spell of sickness if 
yon don't I used to laugh at the boat ding -chool girl, who, 
when she first left home, made a rag-doll. and. calling it by the 
names of the different members of the lamiU in turn, spent most 
of her fir-t week at school kissing it and crying over it ! Well. 
I don't any more When my trunk was brought t i my door. 1 
could have hugged it, heeause it came from home, but, refraining 
from this. I cried over each picture of the family. The school is 
beautifully situated bnt 0, so different from home ! There i- the 
supper-bell so 1 must -top 

Your lonely daughter, 


Two Days After Her Arrival. 
Drar Mama 

I have only time enough to write you a note before the 
break fast -bell rings, and there is so much to tell. I dou'l know- 
where to begin. My room-mate i- the sweetest, dearest old thing 
yon ever saw. She i- sixteen years old, a id knows ever so 111 my 

people I do, she met them at the springs last summer. Henry 
Old wood, and Will I'enn. and her cousin knows Mary and Ella 
Rathbone. Isn't it tine ? She is going to finish in Music and the 
University Course both in three years and I have decided to do 
the same, if possible. Won't you be proud of me then ? I 
haven't time to get home-sick now. as I am kept SO busy Do 
write real soon, and send me a box with some good home-made 
cake, and jelly, aid pickles and sardine- and olives, and beaten 
biscuits and salad There goes the bell ! Good-bye. 

P. S. Please send the box real soon. 

Three Years Later. 
My Hi: \u Mother : 

This is the last Sunday I shall ever write to you from the 
dear old Seminary. And now when I look back on my school 
days I feel as Johnson did when he said. "It is difficult to say 
good-bye to anything not wholly evil without regret." Just to 
think --you will be with me this time next week, and that then 
all the work and worn of my school days will be over forever ! 
What will follow; I wonder ! My old letter- of three years ago, 
which you enclosed to me. amused me very much at first, but on 
second thought. I saw why you hail saved and sent them to me. 
It was to let me know how much I had changed. I wonder if 
in wars to come this letter will appear as foolish to me as those 
do now 

I should like to study either law or medicine next winter. 
When you come, tell me what you think of my plan. 

Youi loving daughter. MARY 

Verger — A little old man. 

Tournament — Something connected with a tourist. 

Cloister — A member of a choir. 

Mausoleum — A museum 

Tesselate — To provoke. 

Vagrant — Bright green. 

Coquettish — Spry . 

Croquet — ) Differention made by a student — 

Coquette — f "You play croquette, you eat coquette, 

Crcquette — ) and a croquet is a flirtatious girl." 

Collier — A miller. 

Salamander — A kind of water spirit. 

Gnome — A dwarf with ears. 

Mules — Big donkeys. 

Asses — Little donkeys. 

Pean— A bell. 

Palpable — Pleasant to the taste. 

A smacking breeze — A breeze that drives a smack. 

Unconscionable — Without a conscience. 

Huswif — A cook-book. 

Cony — A monkey. 

Advance Sheet of the M. B. S. Dictionary. 

»k.n m »ov»t C«n«wLt T/ie Sictiontrt. 

Diamater— A line ot two feet Yodel— To carry on the back. 

Epithet— An inscription on a tombstone- Sty— Steps going over a fence. 

Vane— A crack in a chimney Prodigy -A fad. 

Penthouse— A poorhouse Cycle— Something to cut grass with. 

Embrasure— A bringing together in one embrace. Idyl— Something people worship. 

Father of Waters— The Mediterranean. Medley— Lazy. 

Electrocute— Wrongly used for eloeute. Theory— A philosophical treatise 

Embarrass dfs richtsses— Financially embarrassed Statute— A monument erected to some one 

never tell, for, should my fellow-editors hear of it, I should be 
convicted of high treason, and shot on the spot. 

Many of my victims wished I would come to see them again. 
This was the refinement of cruelty. They could not have known 
the hours spent on that toilet, and the self-abasement of that 
denial smile. Some — may all praise be given them —were 
charming They actually subscribed ! 

Bad as my calls tor subscriptions were, those for advertise- 
ments were even worse. The propiietors, also, must have read 
my deep designs, judging from the interminable time they kept 
me waiting. Several had the effrontery to tell me that the ad- 
vertisement would do them no good. In fact, it would be the 
same thing as giving the money to me. My poor character ! 
Would these people leave a shred of it ? I had expected to be 
hailed as a harmless lunatic, but to be called a highwayman was 
more than I anticipated. I made touching appeals to their loyalty 
to the Seminary, and to their desire for eternal glory in having 
helped a noble cause, but, in vain. 

Others, with whom we poor girls had spent our last pennies, 
with supreme condescension agreed to take a quailcr of a page. 
And the bitterness of finding, in case the proprietor were young 
enough for me to dare propose it, that the fact that he would 
receive, if he advertised, a free copy of the Annual with our 
pictures in it, did not awaken a glow of enthusiasm. 

I came home weary but revengeful, and planned a conspiracy 
that would have done honour to Cataliue. We girls would get 
together and boycott every merchant who would not advertise 
with us. Of course, that would destroy his business, and we 
should have the delight of seeing him "sell out at cost." 

At first it was very hard to see my friends steal around the 
corner, at my approach, and have the members of the family 
stop their ears at the inadvertent mention of "Annual," but, as 
with the rest of life's woes, I gradually grew hardened, and ceased 
to lament 

But the fine copy I would prepare, only to have it 
ruthlessly destroyed by a sister editor's censorship. A particu- 
larly fine "grind" must go. because the subject was the "darling" 
of somebody on the editorial staff. An excrutiatiugly funny joke 
must also sink into oblivion for the same reason. Everybody's 
cuticle developed such a sudden and surprising sensitiveness, that 
we editors began to believe that nothing less impersonal than a 
collection of "Thoughts on the Universe" would be acceptable. 

Such have been some of the woes, which I, in common with 
the other editors, have experienced in our Herculean task. May 
the dear public of our readers — none the less dear because limi- 
ted — duly appreciate our efforts ! 

Eugenia Sproul Bumgardner 

Woes of an Editor. 

N editor ! How thrilling ! The very word set my brain 
on fire. Already I saw my name blazoned forth on fame's 
immortal roll How mam ofoill noblest in Literature had 
risen from that humble position to their high estate. Yes, and I 
too would SO rise. 

It was a trifle disconcerting, however, when I was handed a 
long list of people, whom, as my first duty, I was to ask to sub- 
scribe to the Annual. I had pictured myself working on manu- 
scripts into the midnight hours, becoming thin, pale, and hag- 
gard, like all Grub Street authois, alarming the family, in tact, 
as to my health. Hut oh ! the infinite pleasure of knowing that 
secretly they were so proud of me. Did it after all mean only 
this? I thought of that Inferno to which I had a thousand 
times sent hook agents foreign missionaries and church fair 
drummers, who, In then artful stories, had gotten my last fifty 

The word "editor." however, proved s' til inspiring It 
came to my rescue, and, by ennobling the distasteful duty thrust 
upon me, saved a pnit. at least, of my fast tumbling fairy castle. 
To be sure, there must be disagreeable work. Why, o( course, 
biographies always told abot the horrid things famous men have 
had to do. 

i looked over the names on the subscription list. Was there 
■me whose friendship foi me extended all the way to fifty cents ? 
Honest} compelled me to answer, "No!" Should I renounce 
friendship for fame? For a moment the scales hung balanced 

Fame," I cried, "friendship's but a name." And then, there 
are compensations, even for the lo-s of a friend; for, when future 
historians Write one up, some sentimental creatures will weep 
over my devotion to duty and the hardhearted way in which I 
was treated. 

Dressed in my be-t, therefore, and affecting my most in 
gratiating smile, I sallied forth. The arguments I had learned 
were most thoroughly convincing. The Annual was to be the 
cleverest tiling yet published— it was to have a beautiful white 
and yellow cover — it was eight inches by eleven — tile jokes were 
entirel} new. as weie the grinds also (may heaven pardon me, 
but it was absolutely necessary) — and most convincing of all, of 
course, were my victim a man, it was to have our pictures in it 

Tremblingly I rang the bell. "So sorry, but Miss is 

out " Could she have known ? Do you suppose it wa- possible 
that she read in my face that I was coming to mulct her ol fitly 
cents? Oh 1 for a looking-glass to practice a different expression. 
I was sine that in the last peep I had taken when leaving home 
I had looked utterly innocent, and had positively congratulated 
myself that my face had not betrayed any base intentions, 

My next appeal, and. in the lace of all these argument- of 
mine too. met with I he response that she had seen so many school 
Annuals, and had found thtm so decidedly alike, so little 
originality . 

Olhtrs, among m\ l.okul foi subsciibers were dtsperately 
inteiestid m tie Seuiii ary, but had soman} things to do with 
their fifty cent-. I was thor. ughh in sympathy with these, but 

fire burned in a big, open fire place and before it, in a great chair, 
sat the same girl. Yes, she was the same in some respects, but 
oh, how different in <ithers ! She was undoubtedly more beautiful 
than she had been a year before, with the beauty, not of a young 
girl, but of a mature woman. 

This time her pale blue dress was of handsome silk, her 
golden hair was piled on her head like a crown of gold, and 
those deep blue eyes wore a far different expression. There was 
a far-away, wistful look in them, an indefinite something which 
suggested that they had wept many bitter tears. 

Just then there was a knock on the door, and a little page 
entered bearing a large box "It just came, m'am; I think the 
master sent it; shall I leave it here?" he asked respectfully, and 

being answered in the affirmative, laid it down and went out. 

Slowly she began to open it, as if she felt very little interest 
in the contents. Within lay some exquisite red roses and on them 
was a card with these words, "May you spend this Valentine day 
as happily as you did the last one." 

If he only knew the pain these words brought to her heart; 
but, no ! she was determined that he should never know, 
though even as she m ide tins brave resolve, her tears fell thick 
and fast upon the roses. 

Grandma's faded old eyes were weeping too, when she came 
to herself after this long retrospect, and as she meekly picked up 
the neglected knitting, liei tremulous lips murmured, "It might 
have been." Lucy Boyd. 

Memories of Valentine. 

IT u.i". Valentine daj and Grandma sat by the Bre knitting. 
Outside the wind howled dismally, as an accompaniment 
to i -low drizzling rain, but within, everything was bright and 

Presently a young j^irl came running in, carrying a bouquet 
ol American Beauty rose-. "Aren't they lovely, Grandma ?" 
she said "They just came as a Valentine, ami I am going to 
put them on this table so you can enjoy them. I know the) will 
bring Hack to you memories ol some Valentine 'lay long ago, an. I 
if the story is real interesting you must tell me about it after 
a while." Suiting the action to the word, she arranged the great 
fragrant roses in a bowl, and went out singing. 

As Grandma gazed at them, there was a smile on her lips, 
and even a pretty blush swept over her face, for sure enough she 
was thinking, as old folks are wont to do, of the past — yes, of a 
Valentine day exactly sixty years ago. Her busy finger- grew 
slow, slower, and slower in their movements, her old eyes gradu- 
ally began to droop, until at last she sat perfectly still, though 
the smile still i laved gently about her lips She saw before her 
a piainly furnished, but neat and tasteful room, into which a 
young girl entered, dressed in a plain blue gingham fux-k which 
seemed exactly to suit her delecate style of lieauty, and Grandma 
noted with pride her slender figure, golden hair and sweet modest 
blue eyes. In the room -at i young soldier boy. whose frank, 
open face lighted up when he saw the girl cnttr, and he advanced 

t ward hei with both hands extended. 

Hut a soldier, however far-sighted in battle, can not always 
read correctly a young girl's heart, which is a strange, s'range 
thing, and not perhaps as faithful as it - Alio can tell 

what sudden misunderstanding nose, what boyish jealousy or 
girlish coquetry cast ill unexpected cloud over the pleasure of 
that Valentine interview? Suffice it to say, that but a short tinie 
aftei their meeting. the\ stood face to face in - ger. 

Just then a handsome carriage stopped before the door, and 
a tall young mail, dressed in the latest fashion of the day. and 
i irrying some magnificent old-fashioned red roses, stepped up to 
dooi and knocked loudly. "God morning." he said, with a 
bright smile, "you see I heve cast aside all rules and regulations, 
and have driven over to bring yon my Valentine instead of send- 
ing it. How beautiful the red looks against that pale blue 

The sun-burned, ruddy face of the soldier boy turned pale 
as he stood there listening and the girl's face paled a littli 
as he said good-bye to her, and quietly left the room — never to 

The scene- iii Grandma's mind then shifted to Valentine's 
day one \car later Before her was a beautiful room full of light 
and coloi it was furnished with handsome mahogony, rich 
carpets covered the floor, and on the walls were many wonderful 
pictures, while a taint -cent of fli ueis filled the air .\ bright 

witli their singing, for thirty or forty male voices sound well, 
even if they are not De Rezkes Much natural musical talent is 
displayed and an infinite variety of songs greets one's ears, from 
"The Holy City ' to a rollicking drinking song as a grand finale. 
There are various convenient places and cozy corners provided for 
those who care to indulge in mild flirtations and cultivate student 
friendships In the halls, hanging over the baluster, or on in- 
viting looking couches in a secluded corner of the members' 
room, may be seen groups of men and girls who have sauntered 
out during rest to get a breath of air." they say. The mem 
hers' room is a very atti active feature of the League 

On a long table in the center of the room are all the latest 
magazines, periodicals and art journals of the day. also a good 
art library containing many excellent works on ait and reference 
books, which all the students are at liberty to take advantage of 
from nine until four, but the room is open at all hours. 

The morning classes close at quarter past twelve, and the 
afternoon class begins at half-past twelve so during that hour 
there is a general rush and hurry to cloak rooms, boarding 
houses, and lunch room where many students who work all dav 
and live at a distance, take their noon-day meal. The League 
provides lunch for the students at the least possible price so 
that one's hunger can be satisfied for eight cents and an ample 
repast is furnished for sixteen cents. 

The lunch room is large and airy, and contains a number of 
small tables and chairs At one end is a long table supplied with 
pens, ink and paper for the use of the students. On one side, is 
a long counter, like those seen in dairy lunch rooms, where three 
German girls prepare the food on a gas range and supply the 
wants of the hungry. On the counter all day sits a basket of ap- 
ples, which may be had at a penny a piece. A glass of milk is only 
four cents, and every afternoon at four, tea, crackers and butter 
are served for four cents and that is the time when the affluent 
art student give the girl he likes best a four cent treat This 
quiet and monotonous existence is occasionally interrupted hy 
"treats" which are given b\ a new mtniber of the life class. 

In the women's classes it is usually ice cream, but occasion- 
ally one more venturesome will serve champagne cider, and when 
"Thomas the Mighty." who knows all things, brings up a bowl 
of cracked ice and there is a sound ot clinking glasses and merry 
singing th» class in the next room is speechless with astonish- 
ment, for the men think they all might attend, and such hilarity 
reminds them of their own treats whose principal feature is the 
festive punch bowl, when the halls ring with songs and shouts, 
and speeches, to say nothing of heating tin pans 

On Tuesdays and Fridays, an entirely different spirit seems 
to pervade the class rooms, for these are criticism days. Criticisms 
are regarded as a necessary evil by some, and accepted accord- 
ingly, while others are intensely rebellious, or become discouraged 
and go home, only t;j return the next day with renewed hope and 
secret determination to make a master piece. 

The daily routine of school life is varied occasionally by 
visits to art galleries, private exhibitions, walks in the park or 
midnight suppers — and, for some more fortunate ones — Grand 
Opera a'nd Symphony Concerts, for music is so closely allied to 
art that the study of one makes the other all the more appreciated. 

The watchword of the student seems to be ' Hope," for there 
are so ni.iiiy disappointments and failures, and the best one can do 
falls so far short of one's aim and ambition, that were it not for 
the hope of success m some future effort, they would surely grow 
weary and give up the struggle and many would could they 
know what was folded in the bosom of the morrow ; but instead. 
they comfort themselves with dreams of the artists' millenium, 
which Kipling tells about when, 

"Only the Master shall praise us, and only the Master shall blame; 
And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame; 
lint each with the joy of the working, and each in his separate 

Shall draw the Tiling as he sees it for the God of Tilings as Thev 

Sadie Isabelle Metz, 
(A former student at the M. 13. S ) 

The Life of an Art Student in New York. 

IflRyOST people 

I P\ student & 

have an erroneous idea of the life of an art 
Sonic think it all work, and others all fun; 
whereas it is neither, only the artistic temperament makes 
it perhaps a bit more intense in both extremes. It is certainly 
not to be wondered at that art student life assumes a distinct in- 
dividuality when it is known that the city of New York, according 
to statistics, includes fourteen thousand art students who come to 
the gay metropolis to seek fame and fortune: though it is to lie (eared 
that the ultimate result of the labors and ambition of the greater 
number will not be known to history. So far as the personal 
gain is concerned, one never feels that love's labor lias been lost 
in the study of art, for, if the pursuit of a frivolous art seriously, 
ennobles and strengthens, how much more benefit must be 
derived Irom the serious, earnest study of one of the highest arts, 
which teaches us to appreciate the true, the beautiful and the good 
in all nature. 

The Art Students' League, on Fifty seventh street, is only 
one of the many art schools in New York, but it is one of the most 
prominent, and a short sketch of the life there gives one a gen- 
eral idea of the routine and life of all It might be said to be in 
Artists' Row, for more than half the houses from Stven'h to 
Ninth avenue are boarding-houses and filled mostly by art 
students. From eight o'clock in the morning until ten at night. 
men and women, boys and girls may be seen going to and from the 
League usually bearing the distinctive characteristics of the art 
student -frowzy hair, carelessness in dress, half grown beard, 
and carrying paint boxes and sketch books. 

It "eenis to puzzle tne general public why people who are 
artistic and claim to be lovers of the beautiful, should be careless 
in dress, but. as a member of that much scorned tribe. I woul 1 
s;i\ to them — try the life of an art student away from home, 
living in a boarding-house, and then you will understand. Most 
art students have very limited means; they live in fourth floor, 
back-hall rooms without an\ heat, and are frequently reminded 
by the landlady that they cannot demand the same consideration 
in the dining-room as those who occupy the Second storv front 
room . 

Some rent cheap rooms in an undesirable part of the city, 
and cook their own meals on small gas stoves, while others per- 
haps six cr eight take a flat together, hire one servant, who is maid 
of all work and take turns in housekeeping. If they are strong 
and can stand this latter Bohemian existence, thev can live com- 
fortably on twenty d liars a month and very often much less. 
The morning classes begin at hall past eight, and as each Monday, 
except Concou.s Week, there is a new model, if one is anxious 
for a good place, she eats a hurried breakfast, paying more attention 
to the clock than to the food. Hurrying oft, she draws perhaps 
number thirteen instead of the much hoped for two or three. 

The women classes are usually more quiet than the men and 
get much less fun out of it, which goes to prove the truth of the 
old proverb about 'ill woik and no play," for the men invariably 
turn out the best work as a class, if not individually The class 
rooms are separated by a thin wooden partition so that a con- 
versation in one room is plainly audible in the next if the voices 
are not well modulated The men afford much entertainment 

While we wish the hour would pass, 

With a groan ! 
And the "Kac"— all. the "Fac !" 
They who put us on the rack, 

Without moan, 
Listening to the tolling, tolling 
Of that muffled monotone, 
Feel a glory in so rolling 
On the student's heart a stone. 
Whisper low in spe, iking of them; 
There's no power on earth ahove them, 

Thev keep the roll ! 
Ever sounds the weary beat 
Of the students' shifting feet 
Keeping time, time, time 
To the throbbing of the bells— 
To the sobbing of the bells; 
As they listen to their knells — 
As thev hear the note that fells 
All their hopes in rolling bells. 
All their dreams in tolling bells. 
In the crying and the sighing of the bells. 


All the ev'ning still they sound- 
Iron bells ! 

Telling weary mortals that the walking hour rolls round. 

And we prance, prance, prance. 

All in line ! Unless bv chance. 
We can skip ! 

Then the tinkling supper bell — 
Welcome bell ! 

Down the stairs w; rush pell-mell, 

At the ringing of that bell ! 

Thinking of those rolls and butter 

Puts us in a worser nutter, 

Than tongue can tell. 
Hark ! we hear another call, 
Summoning to study hall, 
O, to grind, grind, grind ! 

Chemistry and Mathematics make us almost blind. 
Horace and the plays of Plautus 
To insanity have brought us. 

How we drive ! 

How we strive 
To learn those awful w's five ! 
And the wells and ohs and whys 
We must conquer to be wise 

Is appalling. 


And the "light bell," hear it ring. 
With a chiming ting-a-ling ! 

"Lights out, please !" 
Hear it tinkle, tinkle, tinkle. 
In the icy air ol night ! 
While the teacher's eyes they twinkle 
With a sort of fierce delight 
If she catches one poor wight 
Who is burning still her light. 
At the door she gently taps; 
There she raps, raps, raps ! 
And forthwith a name she slaps 
LTpon the office list 

So. my dear, 

Do take care 

When you hear 
First, the tintinnabulation that unmusically wells 
From the bells, bells bells, bells, — 

Bells, bells, bells,— 
From the jingling and the jangling of the bells. 

Kate Jones. 

The Bell. 

With Apologies to Poe. 


Hear the mournful rising hell — 

Doleful bell ! 
What a world of pleasant dreams its clanging doth expel 
In the balmy air of morn, 
What a sound to maid forlorn 
From its rusty iron throat 

Saying Arise ! 
O, thp maid who dares rebel. 
Sad and sorrowful indeed her tale it is to tell ! 

Hear it swell ! 

Hear it well ! 
On the prudence hear it dwell 
Of the cautious demoiselle 

Who arises with the rising of the roaring, rising bell, 
Of the bell, bell, bell, bell. 

Bell, bell, bell, - 
O, the dinging and the dunging of that bell ! 


Hark, the clarion breakfast bell ! 

Deadly bell ! 
For the girls who're yet asleep it tings an awful knell. 
In the startled ear doth chime. 
Warning sluggards of the time 

With a mad expostulation, waking those who still do snore, 
Heedless ofits undulation, who in realms of dreamland soai 
Now they spring up at its roar. 
"O, the bell, bell, bell !" 

Cry the girls whose voices tell 

Of despair ! 
"Goodness me. my skirt is torn !" 
' And my collar button's gone !" 
' 'Will I ever get these awful slippers Oil !" 
Such the words that meet the ear. 

Water splashing ! 

Minors flashing ! 

Maidens dashing 
'Round their rooms in frantic fear ' 

Hair will tangle. 

Room mates wrangle 
In the hurry; while the jangle 
Still we're hearing, of that aggravating bell ! ! ! 
Of that bell, bell, bell, bell, 

Bell, bell, bell— 
Of that boring, flooring, smashing, clashing bell ! 

O the tolling of the bells- 
Lesson bells ! 
What a page of zeros now their monody foretells ! 
Through the day. from hour to hour 
How we tremble and we cower 
At the melancholy menace of their tone ! 
How thev call from class to class. 


An M. B. S. Girl's Life— Continued. 

lected on each side to see us pass. We were taken to the very 
front seats, as many of us as possible sitting in the "Amen" 
corner. After service, we all had to keep our places until every- 
body had left the church and then we were taken back in the 
same way we came 

The night of a soiree was an exciting time with us. We 
usually wore wdiite on such occasions, for no one was allowed to 
appear on the stage in colors. At a ten minutes of eight, the line 
was formed on the back gallery and marched to chapel. We had 
to sit on long benches, termed by Us circus benches, which 
were on each side of the stage. There we had to sit during the 
entire evening, with nothing to support our backs, our eyes fixed 
on tile stage, and listening to music we had heard practiced ior 
months before. After the entertainment was over we were 
allowed to talk for a few minutes to any of our friends who were 
present and then hurried to our rooms 

We did not believe in holidays at our school . so had very 
few, Thanksgiving Day, three days at Christmas. Lee's birthday 

and three days in the spring Ou the night after Thanksgiving 

Day rumors were afloat that a most strictly forbidden and unholy 
festivity, namely a mid-night feast, had been participated in by 
some of our girls, but such occasions were always kept secret, so 
the truth was never known. 

The long stretch from January to the close of school was 
broken by a rest of a lew days in April and at last June did come, 
and with it home going. N'eed I attempt to describe the last 
day of school ? Most, if not all of those into whose hands this 
little book may tail have passed through that period. If so, as 
they read this little sketch of a Baldwin girl's life, the memory of 
those days will rise before their mind's eye more vividly than I 
can hope to make it b\ my pen Suffice it to say that with hearts 
light, yet shadowed with a feeling ol regret at saying farewell to 
so many friends, we left the Seminary for our far away homes, 
bearing with us many sweet thoughts oi the pleasures experienced 
there and rapidly lading memories ol its trials. 

Isabel Scott. 


An M. B. S. Girl's Life— Continued. 


l-'roni seven till nine in t lit- evening was the period appoin- 
ted for "Study liall" which was held in the chapel. I was able 
id do very little studying there and Usually spent the time in 
writing notes or poetry One night I decided to write a Latin 
poem in iiuuiit uiou (?) of Horace's odes and had just finished the 
first stanza, when the teacher, who kept study hall that night 
demanded to know what I was doing and called lor my paper, 
so 1 nevei finished 01} first attempt at a Latin poem, but here is 
what 1 wiote, 

■Parva Puella, 

O lege tu bella 

Haniiil lalis dm 

Et Romani viri 

El lege tu bene 

Ante crastino Diane 

Si id non amatur 

Ut tu inse datur 

In foricam missa 

A tua inagistra " 

At halt past nine we all had to be in our rooms and promptly 
at ten all lights went ont If they were not out by the time the 
last tap of the bell had died away we would hear the familiar. 
nasal vcice of the night watchman calling out, "Ladies, lights 
out if you please," and as the gas went out the routine of an 
ordinary day's life at the M B. S. ended. Now. what of the 
extraordinary or red-letter .lays we spent there? First there 
were Saturday and Sunday. Saturday morning was usually 
spent in studs but in the afternoon we were allowed to go out or 
receive our friends and neatly every Saturday night we went up 
to the "Gym" and danced Sunday was indeed a sweet and 
welcome day after all the trials ot the week. The continual din. 
din of the piano- ceased and everything 

ways attended church twice a day and n for any reason we did 
not do so. the penalty paid was tospend tin day in the Infirmary. 
We were inarched to church in sections, every section being 
guarded by a teacher and John Smith, the watchman, always 
stood just before the door to protect us from the boys who col- 


An M. B. S. Girl's Life— Continued. 

We were ill required to be present at chapel service, which 
was held at a quarter of nine o'clock in the morning, 
and the remainder of the clay was spent in study 
and recitation. Oh, the hours I pored over that dn adful 
l.ivy "i spent trying to commit to memorj Latin poetry ! I 
could learn it. hut the trouble came when I tried to say it My 
heart would give one hound into my throat and prevent me from 
Uttering the wo ds no matter how hard I tried. Of all that I 
learned, I now know only one line, which was a source of con 
stant comfort to me: "Forsitans haec oliin uieminisse juvabit." 
" Perhaps it will he pleasant to remember these tiling in time to 
come " Then, too, I had to spend hours upon the stud\ of Dry- 
den or Pope 01 some equally uninteresting author. At last, how- 
ever, that 'dear tocsin of the soul." the dinner-bell, sounded and 
put an end to my troubles lor a while As soon as the bell for 
dismission of classes rang, the girls always collected on the back 
gallery and promenaded until time to descend to the dining-room. 
They were always eager for a chat at this time, and one in passing 

would hear such bits of conversation as this : "Isn't he hand 
some ?" "He is just too cute !" Who this mysterious hr in, 
you would not be able to find out from what was said, but might 
guess that it was one of those fascinating 'suitors.' whom to think 
,il>< nit , or even look at from a window, was an unpardonable crime 
for a Baldwin girl. Just then another girl comes up and says, 
"Oh Jennie, here are the proofs of my picture; what do you thil.k 
of them ?" "They aiejust horrid," "They don't do yon justice," 
• 1 wouldn't think of taking them," and as the owner turns to 
some one else, Jennie is heard to say, "Don't they flatter her ?" 
The afternoon, like the morning, was always spent in study 
and recitations, until walking time. The most secluded streets 
were always selected tor this half hour of recreation, for a Bald- 
win girl must Ilevei appeal oil Main Street or other public 
thoroughfares, unless, perhaps when she wants a hat or dress, 
or some such article. Then she is allowed to go with a teacher 
to this same awful Main Street whose mysterious fascinations 
have often thrilled her imagination with unspeakable WOlldei ami 


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An M. B. S. Girl's Life. 

iH the first few days of life at a boarding school ! How 
doleful and gloomy they are ! Never can I forget the 
feeling that crept over me when I arrived at the M. B S . 
or the morning that I walked in the chapel lor the first time, and 
saw two hundred pairs of piercing eves, all, as I thought, fixed 
upon me. It was a feeling I had never experienced before. I 
have learned since that it was home sickness, hut then I only 
knew that I longed lor my dear old Alabama home with all my 

In a lew days, however, work began and with it trouble. I 
always -no not alwnj s, but sometimes, got up at six to study but 
one morning. I think it was early in November. I failed to hear 
the rising bell and as a consequence was late to breakfast. I was 
told that I must receive five demerits and go to 'ofhee' as punish- 
ment for this offense You who have never been to 'office' at 
the M. B. S. can not appreciate this part of my story. Promptly 
at nine o'clock, with several others, that had to pass through this 
dreadful ordeal. I was ushered into the Library There we were 

set at work, some copying and learning passages from "Para- 
dise Lost" or 'Pilgrim's Progress." some writing French or Her- 
man verbs and some copying page after page of Webster's Un- 
abridged. Oh. the horrors of that morning ! We were kept until 
the clock struck twelve and you may be sure we profited by that 
morning's expeiience, for I. for one. did not have to go again for 
Six long weeks. 

Immediately after breakfast each morning came mail-call. 
We all flocked to the Hall if the weather were too cold for the 
mail to be distributed on the back gallery. An immense basket 
wa= then brought lioni the office and one of the leacheis or girls 
distributed the mail. Such a mass and jumble of girl> as we 
were! We would climb on chairs or tables and push and jostle 
each other in our efiorts to get nearer that delightful basket, and 
a doleful picture did those present who turned away without the 
coveted letter, for "something dreadful must have happened" or 
"something must be the matter with the mail or that letter would 
have come." 

Miscellaneous. * * * * 

Lutic Luckett Moore. Besse Harriet Babcock. 

Elizabeth Harscn Turnbull, Lavilla Belknap Lyo 

Annie Snowden Carr. Nelle Bly Brown. 

Katharine McPherson Scott. Winifred Lee Addcrto 

Mamie Campbell Grasty 
Pvulie Pauline White. 

1*41 e; 

mSigma DeltaP*\ 

"Me ka0WM thy thought. 

List to his word, but say thou naught. 

The Alpha Chapter of the Zeta Phi Chi Sorosis. 


Colors— Tnrquoise lilne mid Blnck. Plowebs— Red and White Carnations. 


Miss Ethel Hatcher. President. Miss Marj Lncile Shively, Vice President. 

MissT. Elisabeth Walker, Treasurer. \h- Beuluh M Scliermerhcini, Secretary. 

Mi*- Olivia Barrow, Hiss Lillian Stevens, Miss Florence Whiteside, Mien Lnc.v Boyd, Miss Lillian HoukiWs, Mis> Zora Potts, Miss Marj Belle Clack. 

Hciv'h to, 

"M. B. S. forever 

And here's to theZ. Ph. \. in time, 

s,. now let Mr- ea1 1 i>e merry, 

And drills to "Anld LnnicSyne " 

\Zeta Phi Chi. 

Glee Club. 

Irene Adams. 
Bessie Briinson. 
Lncile Barker 

Rosa Lee Baxter 
Nelle Brown. 
Bessie Baker. 
Martha Bruce. 
Suowrlen Carr 
Olive Ciiinpbell. 
Eva Dudley. 
Rispati Dudle\ 
Mary Finks. 
Nora Frazer. 
Klsie Hamilton 
Naima Home 
May Hutcliinson 
Helen Hawks 
Margaret (Cable. 
Lilian Kensett 

Janet Berkelej 
Mary Edna Logan. 
Alexa McClure. 
Lutie Moore 
Dais) Mann. 
Adelaide Northington. 
Julia Nottingham 
Flossie Plaine. 
Lilly Peim. 
Grayce Rardin. 
Mary Smallhouse. 
Hattie Strayer. 
Ella Smith. 
Elizabeth Turn bull. 
Celeste Wilder. 
Elizabeth Walker. 
Kate Womack. 
Rosa Watkins. 
Mattie While. 

Our Clubs. 

Editors of the Miscellany. 

NO. I 

Miss Anne Todd, Editcr-in-Chief. 

Miss Edith Holt, ) 

- Assistant Editors. 

Miss Mattik White, \ 

Miss Elizabeth Turnbuel, Editor-in-Chief. 

Miss Rosa Watkins, ) 

Assoi iate Editors. 
Miss Hudson, ) 

'. s 

•' A 

The M. B. S. Miscellany. 


The Origin, Growth and Prospects of the Mary Baldwin Literary Society. 

Tthe beginning of the session '98-'99, a few of the old girls 
and some of the newcomers gradually awakened to the fact 
that a school of the size of the Mary Baldwin Seminary 

shinilil have a Literary Society. The project was discussed for 
several weeks, and was finally brought to a decided issue on the 
evening of Saturday, November the 19th, in a meeting in the 
chapel to formally present the subject to as many of the girls as 
were interested. The meeting resulted in the foundation ol the 
Mary Baldwin Literary Society of sixty-eight charter-members. 

It was resolved that the Society should aim to afford the 
girls a pleasant recreation and at the same time to create an 
interest in general literature and an instructive drill in parlia- 
mentary law. After a committee was appointed to draw up the 
constitution and by-laws of the Society, the meeting adjourned. 
Officers were elected at the next meeting. 

It was further decided that the Society should have a literary 
organ, and accordingly Tlic Mary Baldwin Miscellany was estab- 
lished with a board of three editors. 

In this term of '98- '99 many enjoyable and profitable evenings 
have been afforded the girl> bj the Literary Society. We are sure 
every member will recall with pleasure the Book Tournament in 
Fiction at the first of the year; the Book Social, where every 
member was dressed in a costume representing either the title or 
character of some noted book: also the interesting and heated 
debate on the following subject : 'Resolved, that Higher Edu- 
cation tends to unfit a woman fir domestic life;" and, finally the 

enjoyable Easter programme with its novel feature the story of 
two Easter egg^. written by four of the members in collaboration. 

Tin- Society's prospects for the future are very bright. 
Through the kind interest and patronage of the Board of Trustee-, 
a hall has been promised for the future use of the Society Its 
financial affairs are in a very nourishing condition, and it is the 
aim of the organization in time to furnish the promised hall with 
appropriate pictures, furniture ami books. 

If the growth of the Society i> as marked in the next lew years 
as it has been in this initial year of its existence, it will indeed \k 
a credit, both to its founders and to its future patrons and members 

The pictures of the officers of the Mary Baldwin Literary- 
Society for the term of '98 '99 appear on the opposite page. The 
first set. those who held office Iron) December the 3rd to March 
the 11th, are as follows: President. Miss Kate Jones; First Vice- 
President, Mi>s Mattie White: Second Vice-Piesident, Mi>s Win- 
ifred Adder ton; Recording Secretary, Mi>s Isabella Scott; Cor- 
responding Secretary, Miss Lucy Boyd; Treasurer, Miss Olivia 

Those for the remaining term, ftom March the ' ith to the end 
of the so-- 1011, are respectively : President, Miss Hattie Strayer; 
First Yice-Piesidenl. Miss Lillian Carr. Second Vice-President. 
Miss Mar) Bed Clack: Corresponding Secretary. Mis> Nina 
Ravensctoft; Recording Secretary. Miss Eugenia Bumgardner; 
Treasurer, Miss Ethel Hatcher. 

Edith Emily Holt. 

Y. W. C. A. 

fr\ HIS society was organized five years ago in the M. B. S. 
\^\ with Miss Preston as its president. She was succeeded for 
two sessions by Miss DnBose. on whose resignation Miss 
Crocheron was chosen to fill the place. During the present year 
Miss Turnbull has been the presiding officer. 

The growth of this society both in numbers and in interest 
has been most encouraging. Starting with but a few members, 
its roll has lengthened till it now includes over half of the girls 
in the Seminary. 

A prayer meeting is held every Friday night in which many 
of the girls take important parts. Once a month an evening is 
set apart for a missionary programme, which i.icludes essays and 
talks upon the various mission fields, their inhabitants, customs, 
religions and needs. To enable us to study more intelligently 
these lands, we have recently purchased a very fine mission map 
of the world. We have also a very interesting missionary study 
class held every two weeks and conducted by one of the teachers. 
In these ways we are brought into touch with the wonderful work 
which is being carried on all over, the world. 

The Y. W C. A. has been rightly called "The Christian 
Sorority." In our Seminary, it seems to bring the students not 
only into a closer relationship with each other, but also with 
things spiritual and we hope that the time will soon come when 
to no student of the M. B. S. will the saying apply that — "A 
woman without religion is like a flower without fragrance." 

Elizabeth Harsen Turnbuli.. 

eived high commendation. "The Seminary maj be justly 
proud of this gifted daughti i 

Annie Thorn Mrs. Lotta Johnston) was from Austinville. 
Va. She married Mr. L C Johnston, of Charlotte and since his 
death has continued to live in Charlotte with her two children. 
Her two sisters, Mar) R. Thorn (Mrs Dr. A. G Crockett) and 
Emma Thorn (Mis. John II Crockett), "both attended the Semi 
nil \ and, in the prime ol young womanhood, were both called 
up higher." 

"Laura Wadsworth has continued her studies in painting 
and has won high praise lor heiself. Alice Holland is teaching 
Ella Uriston has been spending mo-t of her tune in the 
North for the past two years She is to lie married and will live 
in New York City, Lou Robertson w ,-. married in '97 to Mr. 
Eugene Graham, of Charlotte. Mattie Harris is at present teach- 
ing in Winisbi ro, S C. Of the eiitne number ol those hoin 
Charlotte who have attended the Seminary, only two have passed 
awa> Anna Barringer and my dear sister, Pattie Alexander." 

Miss Alexander further tells us that in '95 she and Louise 
Fnrsytb* visited Florerce Ronev in Augusta, Ga., where one of 
the most charming entertainments they attended was a lunchton 
given the Seminary girls bj Minnie and Maisie Chaffee Besides 
the hostesses, there were present Roselle Mercier, Mamie Gil- 
liam, Ella ard Ollie Evans, Effie Jack. Florence Rone) , Louise 
Forsythe and myself It is needless to say that the conversation 
was chiefly Seminary talk." Miss Alexander also in '95. met a 
number of the old girls while visiting in Kentucky. In '97, 

while a "maid of-honor" from her State to the Confederal 
union in Nashville, she met Charlye Wheatley, who was there in 
the same capacity, and ilso li id 1 glimpse of Lena Ricketts. 

Mrs, Keightly Timberlake W'ii.son Charles-Town, Jefferson 
County , West Virginia. 

Mrs. Wilson send> us the wannest possible letter, full of 

g 1 wishes and reminiscences The only girl now in - 

whom she knows is Mar) Mcllwaine, but she is in touch with 
many ol the old girls. She speaks of visiting her sister, Mrs. 
Kemp in Mississippi, who will lie remembered by the old girls 
as Mis. Mashin. Mrs. \\',; er in Selma 

and had a chat with Carmine Robbins. Sophie Bibb was not at 
home at that time. She was present at the Alumnae meeting at 
Nashville, but met only one girl of her old mates — I.oula 
McCampbell. Mrs Wilson mentions with pleasure her visit to 
the Seminai v at Commencement time last year. While in Balti- 
more last summer, she met Mrs G . T. McClintic. Our 1 
pondent was married last September, and since that time has 
been "playing countr; lady and housekeeper to the best of her 

Mks. Ida JORDAN BROWN. 20 S. Marengo Ave.. Pasadena. Cal. 
Mrs. Brown writts us of her pleasant home in the land of 
flowers, whithel she went in search of health. Her husband, 
Judge B. C Brown, died twelve years ago, and since that time 
she has devoted hersell to the education of her boys. 

Linda McClure Case lives in Jacksonville, 111. 

Mrs. May Sterrett Irvine, Charlottesville, Va. 

Mrs. Irvine, after teaching three sessions, married and 
moved to Charlottesville, where she took the class of O N E. 
She has one little child, a boy. Mrs. Irvine is interested in 
missionary work and is President of the Foreign Missionary 
Society at her home. 

Mrs Alice Hill Hatch, Fort Constitution, New Castle, N. H 
Mrs. Hatch attended the Seminary from '89 to 'g->. After 
leaving school, she married Lieutenant Hatch. They have one 
little boy. Slie tells us that Claudia Hill attended Miss Cable's 
School after leaving the Seminary. She spent last winter on her 
father's farm in Oklahoma. 

Miss Mary D. Cason, Marion College, Marion. Va. 

Miss Cason teaches Latin and Elecution in Marion College 
and is much interested in her work. 

Miss HorTENSE Cohen, Orange St., Charleston, S. C. 
Miss Cohen is very much interested in charitable work. 

Miss Julia M. Alexander, of Charlotte. N C , writes ns 
a most delightful letter, full of news about the old girls. In the 
first place, she gives us a long list of names of Charlotte's old 
girls. They are as follows : 

Addie Mason— Mrs. A. C. Barron. 

Lou Young — Mrs, A L Smith, 

Sallie Young, 

Anna Barringer (died in '74), 

Mildred Cabell Watkins, 

Annie Thorn — Mrs. Lotta Johnston, 

Minnie Gibson — Mrs. Pope, 

Eloise Butt — Mrs. Cary Dowd, 

Fannie Butt, 

Laura Wad sworth , 

Alice Holland, 

Pattie Alexander (died in '93), 

Violet Alexander, 

Birdie Wilson, 

Ella Uriston, 

Lou Robertson- — Mrs. Eugene Graham, 

Mattie Han is. 

Miss Alexander adds many notes of interest about these 
friends and others 

Mrs. Barron is the wife of Dr. A. C. Barron, a prominent 
Baptist minister. They moved to Charlotte from Baltimore two 
years ago. Mrs. Barron attended the Seminary during the first 
year of its existence under Miss Baldwin. Though very young 
at the time, she remembers distinctly that "they were preparing 
for a May Queen celebration at the close of school and having 
delightful times rehearsing when the Union army came down the 
Valley, taking possession of Staunton and breaking up the 

Mildred Cabell Watkins, since leaving the Seminary, has 
taught school steadih 111 vaiious places in West Virginia, South 
Carolina and North Carolina She is at present teaching Latin. 
Science and Bible a' the Pre»byterian College in Charlotte. Miss 
Watkins has written a text-book on American Literature, which 

left tin- Seminary in which sin- lias not thanked God that she was 
foi three years a pupil of the M. H S. She spent the next wintei 
aftei leaving school with Marie Percivell in Kentucky and the one 
following in Florida. The next she went to New York, meeting 
old Seminar) girls everywhere She was married in '86 to the 
pastoi of the Second Baptist Church of Richmond, Va. There 
she found m uiv ill Bil Iwin girls In '96 Mrs Laudruin went 
to Atlanta, to the First Baptist Church In this city, Mrs 
I /i ml 111 in found at least thirty w mien ' 'who are proud to claim the 
M B S is A. 11 1 Mater." Among these, Pattie McCabe Ottley 
is accounted the most intellectual woman in Atlanta. Tallula Har- 
iniiii Cox the most brilliant, Annie Murphy Tannio the hand- 
somest, Jennie Murtchison Ellis the hest gowned, etc Mrs 
Landrum hersell is very busy with the duties of a pastor's wife 
and the care of children. 

Sadie Brown ('i|S) is iii Louisville. K\ .. studying music. 

Dorsey Duncan 1 '98) is at home in Bloomfield. K\ . 

Anne McChord is attending Caldwell College ai Danville K\ . 

Irene Stevens ('97) is ill Los Angeles, California. 

Mary Hack ('97) is the guest of Miss Gertsell ('97) at Chat- 
tanooga. Tenn. 

Miriam Reynolds is a debutante in Rome ('..1 Her sister. 
May is being tutored for Vassar. 

Miss Helen Schwarz's success 111 society at Vicksburg, Miss , 

is due, not Olllj to charm ol person and manlier, but to her great 

gifts as a vi k .1 list 

Alice Hudson ('94) is at her home in Lancastei , K- 

Ada Farra is now Mrs Cabell Denny, ol Lancaster, K\ 

Anna Royce is at Thane Miller's School in Cincinnati, 0. 

Mrs, Htmm Stone Johnson, Cincinnai 

Mrs. Johnson is receiving congratulations on the arrival of a 

little daughter to he named Frances. 

Roberta McDonald, after leaving the Seminary tin- winter, 
time at Anuiston, Ala , with hei sister, but is now spent some 

at her home, Alexander City, Ala. 

Pearl Canon has spent the yeai at her home in Senatobia. 
Miss , except lor a short time when driven out b> small 

Rebecca Williamson has spent the yeai at her home in 
Columbia, Tenn. 

I)i McFadden has been at her home in Beaumont, Texas, 
pait of the winter, but after the holidays -pen; about six weeks 
in Victoria Texas. 

May Dabney has been in Washington all winter. There is a 
riiinoi ■'! her engagement. 

Mks, Fannie Everett Junks, 180 Capitol Ave.. Atlanta, Ga. 

Mrs Jones has one little girl. 

She taught seven years after leaving the Seminary, then married 
and is now absorbed in the care of eight children, 

Mrs. Jennie Daniel Catlett, Lexington, Va. 

This friend was sick when she wrote us, but has promised to 
write again and more fully when able. 

Mrs M. B. Spratt, Livingston, Ala. 

Mrs. Spratt entered the Seminary in '71 and graduated in '73, 
being Alabama's first full graduate. She taught three years 
after leaving the Seminary, then married Mr. Spratt and is now 
busy teaching "three big boys how to live true and noble lives." 
Mrs. Spratt says the only time she regrets that lhe\ are not girls 
is when she remembtrs they are not eligible to the M. B. S. 
There is one other old Seminary girl in Livingston Mrs. Spratt 
says, —Gage Wilson, now Mrs McMahon. 

MRS. Maria Abert Cary, Highland Park, Richmond, Va. 

Mrs. Carv travelled in Europe the summer after having the 
Seminary, 1880. She then returned to Mississippi, but after- 
wards went to Richmond to reside. In '85 shemariied and is new 
living near Richmond, busy with the care of five children. 

Mrs. Lucy Bailey Heneberger, Harrisonburg, Va. 

Mrs. Heneberger was born at the Seminary while her father, 
its founder, was here. Its first faculty was composed of him, her 
mother and two sisters. His picture now hangs in the parlor. 
Mrs Heneberger spent a year here as a student and her daughter, 
now Mrs. G. G. Herring, was for several years Miss Baldwin's 
pupil. Mrs Heneberger was married in '6 to a banker of Har- 

risonburg, and her daughter is the wife of a lawyei in the same 

Mrs. S. C. Byrd, Columbia. S. C. 

Mrs. Byrd is the wile of the Professor of English Bible at the 
Theological School of Columbia. Her time is divided between 
an eighteen-month old boy and literary work. She is now 
writing a historical novel based on the Book of Job. 

Mrs. Vevie Forsythe Syme, 602 Cameron St., Alexandria, Va. 

Mrs. Syme travelled in the South and West after leaving the 
Seminary. She met her husband at a house party at Senator 
Faulkner's, near Martinsburg, W. Va., and was married in '96. 
Mr. Syme is a lawyer in Washington, D. C but the family resi- 
dence is in Alexandria, One baby boy is the joy of this home. 

Miss Bessie Bobert Ingraham, Washington Ga. 

Miss Ingraham writes us of three other students in \Y;ish 
ington — Bettie Du Bose Sinims and Sallie Du Bose Arnold, (both 
of whom are happy mothers of a large family), and Sallie Cooper 
Sanders, who is a highly cultured and travelled woman. Miss 
Ingraham's life is happily spent in the school-room 

Mrs. Ella Moore, 1603 FhstSt .Washington, I). C. 

Mrs. Moore writes us an enthusiastic letter in regard to both 
Seminary and Annual. 

Mrs. Sallie Baylor Landrtjm. '50 Spring St., Atlanta. Ga. 
Mrs. Laudrum says that there has never been a day since she 

has had a \ i-it from Maj Coleman, one of her schoolmates, 

Mrs. M. Aldrich Moore. Tyler, Texas. 

Mrs Moore's girlhood home was in Crockett, but soon after 
leaving the Seminary she married Mr A. P, Moore and lias lived 
in Tyler ever since She has two little children, but finds time 
to take an active part in two clubs — one of music and the other 
of literature Her lettei was accompanied by the year-books of 
these clubs, and they are both very interesting. 

Mrs, Ida Smith Austin, 1502 Market St., Galveston, Texas. 
Alter leaving the Seminar) . Mis Austin taught several years 
in the public schools of Galveston, first as Assistant Principal, 
then as Principal She married about fourteen years ago and lias 
been an invalid for the last seven years, Mrs Austin kindly 
sends us the following list ol Galveston women who have been at 
the Seminary : Frankie Griffin— Mrs. John Hanna, — Market, 
between Fourteenth and Fifthteenth stretts; Lillie Harris— Mrs. 
Walter Fisher. — Forty-first and Two and a Half streets; Mrs. 
Annie Walker. Thirty-ninth and R stieels; Miss Minnie McCul- 
lough, Winnie and Eighteenth sliccls; Miss Musette Xewson, 
H and Eighteenth streets; Miss Rebecca Harris. Forty-first and 
Two and a Half streets; Jennie McElrue— Mrs. John Bartholo- 
mew,— Thirty first aril (J streets; Claia Wilson — Mis J. C. 
Walker,.— I,, between Twenty-second and Twenty third streets; 
Cora Harris — Mrs.Whaiton Davenport,— Fortieth and R streets. 

Miss Jkssie Cohen, Woodineie, I. I. 

Miss Cohen sends subscription to the Annual ami greetings 
to the Seminary. 

Mrs. Josephine M Poagi 1 Lexington, Va. 

Mrs. Poague has no news to write, but takes timi 
su bscriprion and greetings in spite of unusual care and anxiety 
due to the illness of four members of her family with gl 

Miss Evelyn Davis. Lexington, Va. 

Miss Davis writes us of severe eye trouble. She says that 
Nannine Waller is having a very gay time in Chicago, that 
Keightley Timberlake was married last September to Mr. Graham 
Wilson and lives near her old home, Charleston, W. Va Mary 
Cason is teaching m a Seminary at Marion Ethel Holmes 
is in Toronto, Canada. 

Mrs. Mary Fentress Andrews, 120 Lincoln Park Boulevard, 
Chicago, 111 

Mrs. Andrews has been confined to her bed with a broken 
ankle. After leaving the Seminary in '79, she spent two years 
at Mis- Porter's School in Farniington. Conn. The summer of 
'81 she passed abroad In '87 she was married and went to live 
first in Pittsburg and then in St. Louis. I lei home is now in 
Chicago, her husband being lawyer for the Illinois Central 
There are no children in the family, and Mrs. Andrews devotes 
herself to religious study and work. She tells us thai 1 
Bones, now Mis. Browne, of Bryn Mawr Ave. Edgewater, III., 
has a charming daughter of sixteen. 

Mks. I MMA Wills Wist. Huon, Louisa Co . Va. 

Mi- West came to the Seminar) a- a child of eight years 
and remained until she was eighteen, rooming with her aunt, Miss 
Agnes McClung, who was Associate Principal with Miss Baldwin. 

little girl to the MBS. Among her correspondents are Frances 
Douglas who married Mr. V. E De Pass, of Union, S. C , Isabel 
Foster, Eloise Beaty and Edith Wallace, now Mrs. Dixon, of 
Union, S. C Irvie Easley married Mr. H. L. Edmund in '97 
and lives in Newport News, Va. Laura Dale teaches music in 
Montervallo, Ala. 

Miss Mildred C. Watkins. Charlotte, N C. 

Miss Watkins writes us that she is teaching in the Presbyterian 
College of Charlotte. 

Miss Sarah Beecher Hotchkiss, 103 Franklin. St., Rich- 
mond, \'a 

Miss Hotchkiss was at the Seminary in '65 and '66 After 
leaving, her home was in Howardsville, Albemarle County. Va. 
In 1871 she moved to Lexington and for two years taught in a 
private family. Since her father's death her home has been with 
he- sister, Mrs. J. T. Ellyson. of Richmond. Miss Hotchkiss is 
much interested in music and is actively engaged in choir work. 

Miss Mary B. Hogshkad, Oak Hall, Va. 

Miss Hogshead tells us that Julia Aunspaugh is Assistant 
Principal of Peace Institute, North Carolina. She also says that 
Bessie Hancock, of Danville, Va.. was married in November to 
Mr. G H. Guerrant. Lillian Hancock married Mr. Charles 
Reid and lives in Richmond. Nellie Zimmerman is now Mrs. 
Harley Harper, of Indianapolis, Ind. Anne Lille\ is Mrs. N- C. 
Willard, of Columbus, O.; Turg McKene>— Mrs. Edward Daw- 
son, of Augusta County Va ; Elizabeth McMillan — Mis. M. B. 
Rodgevs, of Paris, Ky: Annie M. Schoolfield — Mrs. Dr. James. 

of Danville, Va. 

Mrs. E. M. Smith (nee Florine Birch), Thomasville, Ga. 

Mrs. Smith writes that the influence of the M. B. S. did more 
for her spiritual welfare than anything else save that of her mother. 

Mrs. Esther E Baird Chenoweth, Beverly, W.Va. 

Mrs. Chenoweth taught in Mobile, also in Maryland and 
in Mississippi, assisted by her sister Lida, another old Seminary 
girl. She then spent one year in Staunton with her sister, Mrs. 
Frank Berkeley. Miss Baldwin sent the Rev. W. S. P. Bryan to 
her with propositions to lake charge of a girls' school in Beverly. 
W Va , a home mission field of the Church. Her work there 
continued for six years, after which time she went to Hagers- 
towii, Md., and married About this time she lost her husband, 
her sister and several other members of her family. She is now 
teaching again to provide for her children, and her sister Lida 
lives with her. Her sister, Anna, now Mrs. Alfred Lavhani, 
taught vocal music 111 Valley Seminary, whose principal is Mrs. 
Bettie G. Winston She is now with her husband at Bedford 
City. Va. 

Mrs. Newton Green. Clear Water. Fla 

Mis Green subscribes to the Annual and sends good wishes. 

Mrs. P. Chestek Bostick. 4007 Delniar Boulevard, St 
Louis, Mo. 

Mrs Bostick mentions another old Seminary girl living in 
St. Louis — Mrs Mary Lupton Cameron, wile of the pastor of a 
Presbyterian Church. Mrs Bostick left the Seminary in '76, and 

etteville, Ark. 

Miss Julia Archer Farrioe, Mocksville, X. C. 

Miss Farrioi is busily engaged in teaching music at her 

Mrs F M. Hicks. Jk , 807 Main Ave., San Antonio, Texas 

\li> Hicks graduated in the literary course of the Seminary, 
ulsu 111 music, in 1.S.H4 She passed her young ladyhood in 
Crockett, Texas, marrying Dr Hicks in '87 Two years of her 
married life were spent in Tyler, where she was a member of a 
literary club and president of a musical club. Her husband's 
health failing, they went to California, afterwards returning to 
settle at San Antonio, their present home, where Mrs. Hicks is 
now busy with the care of five children 

Mrs. Jeannib Gray Miller, Danville, Va, 

Mis Miller was married 111 '82 and is now occupied with 
home duties. She lias fouT children. 

Mrs. Ridie B. Watkins. Owensboro, Ky. 

Mrs Watkins gives us a long list of old Seminary students 
now living in Owensboro — Mrs. Sue I,. Robinson, Mrs. Martiue 
M. Krayser, Mrs. Louise H Heid, Mrs. Virginia W. Tjler, Miss 
Sue Taylor Miss Sue Kirk, Miss Maria Ford. Miss Jean Fuque, 
Miss Clara 1.. Lumpkin, and Miss Clara Mathews Mrs Jessie 
O Krwin, an old Owensboro girl, now lives in Kansas Citj 
M's Nina Jackson Castler, another, is in Louisville Willie 
Hughes, of Morganfitld. Ky , married Mr. J. T Dyer, of the 
same place. Mrs Emma B. Heirt, n Louisville girl, lives in New 

York Nannie B. Scott, ol Maysvill nds her time 

travelling in Europe and America 

Miss Isabella C. Patrick, Waynesboro, Va 

Mi— Patrick, after graduating, taught foi ten years, and 
has been living since in Waynesbo rids us the following 

news in regard to old Seminar} ■_; 1 r 1 > : Mary Patrick died in 
! 1 Caskie married Dr. Bnrford, ol Richmond, and is now a 
widow. Jennie Daniel married Mr. Robert Catlett and lives in 
Lexington, Va. Cary White, of Moorefield, W. Va., married 
and died in '88, 

Mrs. LAURA ZOOK, Miles City, Mont. 

Mrs. Zook left the Seminary in '89, married the same year 
and then lived on a cattle ranch lor five years, sixty miles from a 
lailroail and a hundred miles from a town or "from anywhere." 
In the panic of '93, Mr. Zook, a bondsman in the County Trea- 
urer's Bank, lost everything and failed in health. The family 
removed to Miles City, where Mr. Zook dud. Mrs. Zook, now 
County Superintendent of Schools, is caring for two children by 
In-: own efforts. She corresponds with Georgia Stubbs 
1 111 ye 1 , of I. on 1 si, in a. Czarina Colbert Caul a 11. of Indian Territory, 
and Mamie Ralston, oi Virginia. 

Mks Mattie Frazier Baldwin, Elizabethtown Kv 

Mrs, Baldwin writes us, subscribing to the Annual and 
sending good wishes 

Mrs Joseph Whitehead (Ruth Trkadway) 

Mrs Whitehead hit the Seminary and in 'ys married a 
lawyer She has two children and is already planning to send the 

Mrs. Ellen B. Armstrong, Gayoso Hotel, Memphis, Tenn.: 

Mrs. Armstrong was married not long after leaving the 
Seminary. She has a little girl, and in connection with her says: 
'I can better than ever before appreciate the beautiful character 
of Miss Baldwin. Would not all mothers of girls like for their 
daughters to emulate the pure Christian life of that grand woman?" 

Mrs. Ada C Rouxtree. Quitman, Ga 

Mrs Rountrde was married in '85 and has five children. 
She tells us of three other Seminary girls in Quitman — Mrs. 
Frank Sparn (nee Lizzie Stapler) Mrs. Kussell Davis (nee Con- 
nie McCall) and Miss India Turner. She alsi speaks of having 
met Lydia Dunlap, of Petersburg in the. Catskill Mountains. 
Ella Cameron, of Petersburg, is living in Philadelphia sirce her 
marriage. Mrs. Rountree saw Mrs Stevenson (nee Mary Grattan) 
in Atlanta last May 

Miss Mary Curry Duke Bkeckenridge, Lexington. Ky. 

Miss Breckenridge has taken the Kindergarten Training and 
and has been teaching for two years in the public kindergarten of 
Lexington She expresses great interest in the Seminary and its 

Miss Bettie Wait. Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Miss Wait writes that she still hears from May Hauler, of 
South Carolina, but otherwise has lost all connection with former 

Mrs. Eva B Irvine. Greenville, S. C 

Mrs. Irvine writes us of a life full of interest At the 

time of her letter she was preparing a paper on "Current Liter- 
ature" for the Thursday Club at her home. She mentions 
several other old students, among them Came Westmoreland and 
Mrs. Kate Baker Simpson, of Greenville, and also speaks of her 
sister. Mrs. Pratt, who lives near Agnes Scott, where Miss Libby 
Abby teaches. 

Mrs. Pattie McLeary Burford, Independence, Texas. 

Mrs. Burford writes us a long letter, full of loving remin- 
iscences of the school After leaving the Seminary, she led the 
life of a society girl for some time, then taught until her marriage 
to a physician of Texas. She has been an invalid for a number 
of years. Her letter gives us news of some of her old schoolmates. 
Adelaide Boulivaire and Bess Dedman. of Missouri, ('80 and '81), 
are both happily married — the former to J. R. Moorehead. of 
Lexington. Mo., and the latter to Mr. S. Samuels, of Kansas 
City. Mo. Virginia L. Meriboetter, of '8o-'82, is now a rising 
physician in Philadelphia as Dr. V. M. Davis 

Mrs. Florence Childress Floore. Cleburne, Texas. 

Mrs. Floore has lived all her married life in Cleburne. She 
studied at Chautauqua four years and has been an active club 
worker. Her class was that of '81. At present she is very busy 
educating two boys. Her letter contains interesting news of 
other old students. Beulah Childress is now Mrs J. B Harris, of 
Terrell. Texas. Annie Childress is Mrs. R. L- Browning, also of 
Terrell, Texas, and M Hide Childress is Mrs. V. Goodman, of 
Tyler. Texas. During the past four years, Mrs. F'loore has had 
visits from Mrs A. P. Moore (n6e Mattie McCall), of Weather- 
ford, Texas, and Mrs. A. E. Meeker (nee Lillian Brown), of Fay- 

1 >i: Bose 

Miss Bessie Cirtly, (Green a] 

Mrs. M. 0. Dickinson, Nashville, Tenn. 

Mrs. Dickinson was married young to a successful lawyer 
and lives the life of a devoted wile and mother- Her letter is full 
of affectionate remembrance oi Miss Baldwin and her old teachers 

Miss Libbik A. Abbky, Agnes Scott Institute, Decatur, Ga. 

Miss Abbey's letter expresses much interest in the Animal, 
but has not much news for it. Mrs Irvine in her interesting 
letter tells us that Miss Abbey is one of the most beloved teachers 
at Agnes Scott. 

Miss Hkstkr B. Duffield, \V. Va. 

Miss Melvin was here in '91 and y2. Her letter tells us of 
main delightful winters spent in eastern cities or travels in other 
directions. Last winter she visited S. Aitee of Chattmu 
Tenn., an old Seminary student and met some ether former 
Students from Knoxville She then went to Tampa Fla. to -«■ 
on, Lucile Andrews, now Mrs Green, from there to Tampa, Key 
West, etc., ami finally home by waj 6i .-t. Augustine, Jackson- 
ville and Savannah. "Just a glorious winter." 

Mrs. MABEL DwiGHT Bradhvrst, 600S Union Avenue, Chicago, 

Mrs. Bradhurst after leaving school returned to Peoria, then 
moved to Covington, Kv , where she married three years 
going across the river to live in Cincinnati For five months now 
she has been living in Chicago, where slit- lms lost heronh child. 
She tell us of several old Seminary girls m Covington. Ky 
Miss Nora Gex, Miss Mayme Wellcr, (Madison Avenue) and 

Mrs Liu. a Riplev Barnwell. Hendersonville, N. C. 

Mrs. Barnwell is a widow and devotes her time to tire duties 
ot a Government position, visiting prisons and poor-houses in the 
interest ot lemale prisoners and inmates, meeting with much suc- 
She was the fust delegate from North Carolina to the con- 
vention in Detroit to consider the welfare of little children, and 
was also a delegate to the last Woman's Suffrage Convention. 
Mrs. Barnwell has published a volume of poems — "Heart S 
which is favorably received. We are proud to have a poem of 
hers on the ' Old Girls" at the beginning of our "Notes" and are 
aNo indebted to her for a beautiful contribution to the "Miscel- 

Miss Mary Winston. Chicago. Ill 

Miss Winston visited us Jan the 26th of this year, for the 
first time since leaving the Seminary. Since her school 
here, she has studied at Mrs. Cabell's in Washington and has 
spent much time in travel. When here she was contemplating 
a trip to New Orleans for the Mardigras and after thai a yachting 
tup Miss Helen Winston was married last summer and at the 
date of her sister's visit was enjoying her honeymoon in Honolulu 
as Mrs. Terrell Miss Winston also brought us news of some of 
the other old girls. Naunine Waller of Chicago came out last 
winter and is now a great belle ami one of the most popular girls 
in Chicago Mary Haw spent part of the winter in St. Paul 
with, her si-trr. She also visiud Edna Glover and then Mattie 
Winston. Ma; g. ret Dills is studying elocution in New York. 

Mrs. Sallie Harman Woodward, Roanoke, Va. 

Mrs Woodward received her diploma from the Seminary in 
'74. then, after ' two years of very happy young ladyhood mar- 
ried and became a busy wife and mother." Her letter tells us a 
very pretty story of the unexpected meeting of herself and another 
old Seminary girl last November Mrs. Woodward was nursing 
a sick son at Middlesboro. Ky.. where she was a total stranger, 
One morning while feeling very lonely, she received the 
"Record " Soon after, the Doctor called, and, picking up the 
paper, announced, much to her surprise, that his wife was an old 
Seminary student. A meeting was speedily arranged, and from 
that time on Mrs. Woodward's stay in Kentucky was a most 
pleasant one. "So," she says, "there certainly is a tie that binds 
all the M B. S. girls, no matter how far apart their homes may 
be " The Doctor's wife was Mrs. Robeitson (St. Lawrence 
Fleinming, of South Carolina) 

Mrs Lillie Logan Kean, Richmond, Va. 

Mrs. Kean is a former student of whom the Seminary is 
justly proud. We quote a Richmond m wspaper notice which 
tells somewhat of her success as a vocalist: "Mrs. Lillie Logan 
Kean. whose exquisite voice has always been a never failing 
source of pleasure to lovers of music in this city, will in a few 
days complete a thorough course of training under the most bril- 
liant teacher in New York City. Her success in New York has 
been signal and conspicuous." 

Mrs. Katie Bibb DdBose, U. S. Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Mrs. DuBose spent last winter in Washington while Dr. 

DuBose was cruising, but is now located at the Hospital. She 
was at the Seminary in '72 and '73 and looks back upon her life 
here with great pleasure. 

Mrs. Ella H. Remsen, Augusta, Ga. 

Mrs. Remsen left the Seminary in '71 and has led an un- 
eventful life. The first two or three years of her married life 
were spent in Elizabeth, N. J., but since that time she has lived 
in Augusta. She writes us of four children, only two of whom 
are now living one, a son, who was a volunteer in the late war 
and a daughter, who is studying art in New York. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Hanger Chalknar, 727 Hill Avenue, Wil- 
liamsburg, Pa. 

Mrs. Chalenar writes us that she sees very little of the old 
girls. Her life is bound up in her home and little two year old 

Mrs. Mabel Haines Francis, Memphis, Tenn 

Mrs. Francis found time to write us in spite of a recent siege 
of scarlet fever in the family, three children as well as her husband 
having been attacked by the disease. After leaving the Seminary, 
she spent some time in the study of art and in travelling. In '90 
occurred her marriage to Dr. E. E. Francis, Professor in the 
Medical College of Memphis. She is very busy in the duties of 
her home life, but hopes to take up art work again when the chil- 
dren are a little older. 

Mrs. Anne E Sampson, Pautops Academy. 

Mrs. Sampson writes of her keen interest in the Seminary 
and its Annual. She speaks most affectionately of Mrs. Katie B. 

Notes on the Old Girls. 

Mrs. F. W. Hazelhurst, Houston, Fla. 

Mrs Hazelhurst writes us of the recent loss of her little 
while with 1km sister in law, Mis. Robert Hull, in Savannah 
Mr>. Hull was also an M H S. girl — Minnie McLeod. 
Hazelhurst and lu-i oldest brother's wife, Florence Dexter, 
the honor of being the first Florida girls to entei the Semi' 
Mrs Ha/elhurst's first mairiage was to Mi. J A. Moot 
Athens, Ga . where she found another old Baldwin girl ii 
person ol Kate Wilcox from Columbus, Ga. Both were 
widows very early ami are now remarried, 


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Mrs. Edmonia H Humes, ,Vi Madison St . Memphis, Teun, 

Mi-. Humes studied art in Baltimoie lor two years after 

leaving the Seminary. She then married and is now too busily 
occupied with a Family ol lour children to make her life eventful 
l>\ club work or public lite in any form. Three other old girls 
are mentioned in her letter as residents of the same town — Kate 
Kerr (Mrs Sam Carnes). Ellen Kennedy (Mrs. J W Clapp) and 
Flossie Gogol (Mis Frank Taylor). 

Mrs Norma Crawford Nickell, Altamont Sanitarium, Mill- 
boro, Va, 

Mrs. Nickell was married soon after leaving the Seminary 
and since that time has shared the varied experiences of I)r 
Nickell in caring for his charges at the Sanitarium. She writes 
that her three young daughters give her "a growing inteiest in 

the Seminary." 

Miss FLORENCE B. \V\ theville, Va. 

\Ii-- Blaii writes us a most enthusiastic letter concerning the 
Annual. She has been out of school tor fotn years, during which 
time her life a: Wytheville, a pretty su inner resort, has been un 
eventful. She tells us that Sue Hamilton, now Mrs. I. Scherer, 
lives hut thirty miles distant, at Marion. Va. , and mentions 
the marriage ol Erene I.esi her, '94 '9,5) of Little Rock. Ark. 


Miss Merciei is studying English Analysis and Literature in 
New York with Miss Wright and thinks it the mistake of her life 
that siie did not take those branches h 

Miss Helen Augusta Howard, Columbus, Ga. 

Miss Howard is one ol the most progressive daughters whom 
the M I'.. S. has sent out to work 111 the world. Newspaper 
clippings enclosed in hei Ii llie idea of the success with 

which her ve s.nile talents have met. We quote from a Chicago 
papel : Miss Howard "is an earnest advocate ol woman's rights 
and a fine writer on the same Sill 

Miss Howard is now holding in office in the post-office of 
Columhus, ('.a., having stood 88.40 in the civil service examina- 
tion, this being considered a remarkably high average. Miss 
Howard tells us that Jane Holliday s conducting a prosperous 
school with her sister at Farmville, Mo 

To the "Old Girls" of the Mary Baldwin Seminary. 

A greeting to the "old girls," 
As they come from far and near 
To our honored Alma Mater 
With its ties so sweet and dear. 
Please listen for a moment ; 
Let us go to chapel hall 
There with sacred happy memories 
We'll leview the old roll call. 

Here are names of noble women, 
Who in happy, useful lives 
Have made our world the better 
As good mothers and true wives. 
There are those in art and science 
Who the path of fame have trod, 
Here are names we breathe softly — 
Thev are safe at home with God. 

We bow our heads in reverence, 
While with tearful, grateful praise 
We think of her who called us 
In our joyous school girl days 
Love and help she gave us ; 
She but lived to do God's will, 
And fur girls to day are proving 
That though dead she speaketh still. 

T here are ' star girls" and "first honors' 
On these pages here and there, - 
Thev are still the stars and honors 
In this busy world of care. 
Here are those who aid the suffering, 
And the captive have set free, 
Others here who tell "glad tidings" 
In dark lands acioss the sea. 

Now tell me, are we entered 
Fur that roll-call far above ? 
Are we ready all to answer 
To our Father's call of love ? 
O, at the last great roll-call, 
In God's bright heaven so fair, 
May each one answer "Present," 
And the "old girls" all be there. 

Lila Ripley Barnwell, 
(A former student at the M. B. S.) 
Hendcrsonville, N. C, 1899. 

Our Graduates 

l Session 18?s-^. 

Graduates and Schools. 


Instrumental Music. 


Vocal Music. 








Our Graduates, 

cSrl Session i$9$='<w. 

Editorial Greeting. 

\^3\itli the first issue of "The Mary Baldwin Souvenir," the 
>\/ Animal of our Seminary enters upon a new phase of 
development and, we trust, progress 

We, the editors, have tried faithfully to make the hook what 
its title represents it to he — a souvenir of the past year of school 
life. Although the obstacles met with have heen many, our 
efforts have been crowned with such a measure of success as 
enables us to put "The Souvenir" before our leaders, not by any 
means as the embodiment of our ideal for such a publication, but 
as the nearest approximation to it possible under existing circum- 

We are sure that those interested in the school and all brandies 
of its work will glance through the pages of "The Souvenir" 
with kindly criticism and sympathetic appreciation ol our efforts 
to give the school memories of '98-'aa a tangible form Should 
we succeed in winning their approval, our satisfaction will be 

Our heartiest thanks are due to many kind friends whos. 
assistance and encouragement in all ways have heen of inestimable 
value to us. Among these are many of the old students who 
have responded with great enthusiasm to calls for subscriptions 
and appeals for information about themselves and former school- 

mates. The present students also have rallied with marked 
loyalty about the enterprise, ami Miss Weimar, our Principal, 
has lent her assistance wherever possible. 

Especial thanks are due to Mr. Armistead C. Cordon, of 
Staunton, whose beatiful poem enriches the book, to Mrs. Lila 
Ripley Barnwell, herself a former student, who contributed the 
poem beginning the Notes on the Old Girlsand to Mrs. R.H.Willis, 
to wdiose kindness we are indebted for the exquisite illustrations 
ol Mr. Gordon's poem Miss Elizabeth Gibbs and Miss Elizabeth 
Bronsen have also rendered us invaluable assistance by their con- 
tribution of the pen and ink sketches of the book. 

To these and all others who have aided us in any way we tender 
our sincerest thanks and hope that their faith in tin-, school 
enterprise may meet with such justification in its success as to 
prove ample compensation for their hearty co-operation and good 

The Editors. 


Boston School of Oratory. 

Art Department. 


Boston, Art Students' League, New York, Berlin, Germany. 



Boston, Art Students' League, New }"»;■£. Berlin, Germany 


Music Department. 

Prof. F W. HAMER. 

Conservatory of Leipsic. 



Gosnervatory of Leipsic. 



I'lmxerrtihiry of Leipsic 

Royal Academy, London, K. />,//* Sedie, Paris. 


Mrs. F. W. WALTER. 




Mr. W. W. KING, 

Domestic Department. 





Dr. H. H. HENKEL, 


Officers and Teachers. 



Literary Department. 

Rev. A M. PRASER, D. I) . 


Miss FlORENCK Mann R. I... 

Unfocraitff of Cincinnati 








Mount Holyoki Collegt. 


M'lle Klizabeth Augusts K DeRKICHARD 

I'n'terniti/ of Dorpat: 

Prof. \VM CABLE, 

Uninertity of Virginia. 


Miss X. I. TATE, 







Bott • - Oral try: 






Board of Trustees of Mary Baldwin Seminary. 

Session of 1898-99. 



















Executive Committee. 


School Song. 

Old Folks at Home. 

Bright beacon on a rugged hillside, 

Fair Guiding Star ; 
Thy daughters, cherished Alma Mater, 

Hail thee from near and far. 
Fair fame hath wreathed thine ancient portal 

With laurels green. 
We bring the buds of sweet affection. 

Twining the leaves between. 

Sweet echoes wake the peaceful valley, 

While mountains ring. 
As voices from the years long faded, 

Blend in the song we sing. 
O'er Western wave, from empires olden. 

In cadence come, 
Brave souls who bear afar good tidings 

Claiming thee, "home sweet home." 

White and yellow sing we ever, 

All our hearts to rule. 
Fond memories with thee ever linger. 

Long live the dear old school. 

And now, when fields are wintry white. 

And fro/en lies Life's way, 
His glittering plumes have lost their light, 
His colors have grown gray. 

Yet, weary with his Buttering, 
He still continues on the wing. 

All. me ! if I might once again, 

As on that yesterday. 
But listen foi that liquid strain, 
Hut dream that he would stay ' 

How sweet the dream ! oh. Stay and sing, 
Not ever thus upon the wing ' 

Lost hope of youth ! The Bird of Time 

Returns not o'er his track. 
The flashing wings of morning's prime 
May never hear him back. 

Through the dusk day still fluttering 
His little way, he's on the wing. 

Armistead C. Gordon, 

The Bird of Time. 

--"The Bird of Time has but a little way to flutter, and the Bird is on the wing."— Omar Khayyam. 


With brilliant hues his wings were bright. 

His plumage gold and gay; 
They glittered in the morning light 
Of youth's lost yesterday. 

I dreamed he could but pause and sins 
Yet he was ever on the wing. 

■ .**t^-^ ^- , ^»*^-* 

He soared above the fronded trees 

Where morning breezes blew; 
He paused not for the morning breeze, 
Or bud, or bloom, or dew. 

Not all the promise of the spring 
Could lure him. ever on the wing. 

I watched him flashing down the day 

And listened for his song. 
The sunlight on his plumes was gay; 
The golden hours were long. 

Where Light o' I.ove went summering 
The Bird of Time was on ihe wing. 

He saw the rose's opening bud 
Burst into sudden flame; 
He saw the autumn's red leaves flood 
The path down which he came. 

Nor flower, nor frost nor anything 
Might hold him, ever on the wing. 

miss eila Clair iUcimcr, 

Our efficient and Devoted Principal, 

Chis Book is Affectionately 


Bookseller. Stationer and Publisher, 


Che IHary Baldwin Souvenir. 

Woman's Sphere. 

they talk about a "woman's sphere" ■•■ 
Hs though it had a limit! 
there's not a place in earth or bcaocn, 
there's not a task to mankind given. 
there's not a blessing or a woe, 
there's not a whisper "yes" or "no," 
there's not a life, a death, a birth, 
there's not a feather's weight of worth, 
Ulithout a woman in it 

-Hate Ticld. 


the Portraits in this book arc from Photographs by 
tnurray, Staunton, Ua. « « *