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Maryville College Monthly. 



Number i. 

Missionaries to Siaui. 


The missionary spirit has predominated 
Maryville College for many years, and we 
can truly say that the sun never sets on 
Maryville graduates, so widely are they 
scattered throughout the mission fields of 
the world. New Providence Church and 
Maryville College have been ?.bly repre- 
sented, at different times, in Mexico, Africa, 
China, India, Japan, Corea, Persia, Syria, 
and Siam. 

The first missionaries that went out from 
our College were Dr. and ;\Irs. T. T. Alex- 
ander, who went to Japan in 1877. 

Rev. R. C. Jones and wife are the latest 
representatives of our College in the mis- 
sion field. They were appointed under the 
Board of Foreign Missions last 'Max, to 
labor in Bangkok, the capital of Siam. 
Bangkok is a city of 500,000, and is called 
the 'A'enice'' of the East, because it is in 
part a floating city on the River Menam. 


It was no novel idea or rash decision that 
caused Mr. and Mrs. Jones to become mis- 
sionaries. Robert Jones has been con- 
templating work on the foreign field for 
ten years; in fact, ever since he entered 
Maryville College it has been his intense 
desire to become a missionary. His heart 
was set upon such work. Having studied 
the status and needs of missions, and hav- 
ing read missionary literature from child- 
hood, he is well acquainted with mission- 
ary history and requirements. He is also 
fully and unreservedly consecrated to the 
service of his Master, and his burning de- 
sire is to point the heathen to the "Lamb 
of God that taketh away the sin of the 

When a member of the College he was 
studious, diligent, conscientious and earnest 
in all his college duties. Whether in the 
class room or on the campus, he was a true 
and loyal Christian, and never flinched to 
stand nobly for the truth and right. 

He graduated at Maryville in 1894, and 
taught in Huntsville Academy 1894-95, 
and taught in Maryville College 1895-96. 

He attended the Theological Seminary at 
Danville, Ky., for one year, and was, for 
two vears. in San Francisco Theological 
Seminary, where he graduated last May. 

jNIrs. Jessie Magill Jones has been a stu- 
dent of Maryville College for several years, 
and has been under the good influences of 
a Christian home, church, and college from 
her childhood. 

She has devoted three years to special 
reading and study along the line of mis- 
sions, and will prove to be a very efficient 
helper and co-laborer with Mr. Jones in his 
arduous labors. 

Robert Jones and Jessie R. Magill were 
united in marriage by Rev. S. W. Board- 
man, D.D., on the evening of July 26. 

A farewell service and reception was giv- 
en in their honor under the auspices of the 
Women's Foreign Missionary Society of 
New Providence Church, on Saturday aft- 
ernoon, September 2. 

The program of the service was as fol- 
lows : 

Music Ladies' Quartette 

Prayer Dr. T. T. Alexander, of Japan 

"Welcome" Mrs. M. A. Lamar 

Response Robert C. Jones 

Music Ladies' Quartette 

Prayer for Siam. .Prof. S. T. Wilson, D.D. 
Siam ; Its People and Customs 

Mrs. T. N. Brown 

Our Maryville Missionaries .- . 

Miss Margaret Henry 

Prayer for Mr. and Mrs. Jones 

Dr. S. W. Boardman 


This service was very much enjoyed by 
all present. It was greatly appreciated by 
Mr. and Mrs. Jones, for it was a token of 
the esteem and prayerful interest of the 
entire Church. 

When our new missionaries left the 
Maryville depot, a large crowd of relatives 
and friends were present to extend good 
wishes for a safe voyage, to say a sad and 
joyous farewell, and to bid them God- 
speed in the grand and noble work to which 
He has called them. They sailed from Van- 
couver, Canada, on September 11. The 
prayers and mterest of a host of devoted 
friends and relatives will follow them in 
their heroic service for the Master. 

"Far in that land, with deep waves circling 
round thee ; 
Far, far removed, sad in that lonely 
Shall we forget, with love's sweet thoughts 
to woo thee, 
Guided and blest by God's Almighty 
hand ? 

"So far removed, yet fondly we remember 
Why the loved home was left for foreign 
shores ; 
Blessed indeed the heart is. whose bright 
Burn with pure joy, to enter 'open 


"Dear ones in Christ, we can never forget 
While life's swift tide is bearing us 
away ; 
precious to God, angelic hosts shall keep 
Till earth's dark night gives place to 
heaven's day." 


The College opened its doors in Septem- 
ber to a larger number of students than 
usual, showing that the efiforts of the Glee 
Club, Quartette and Monthly had not been 
in vain. Fifty-six of the two hundred and 
fifty now enrolled are new students, with- 
out counting those who come for the first 
time from Maryville. The old students, 
who returned after the long vacation, 
found many marked improvements upon 
the hill. The campus has been well cared 
for by Air. Adams and his assistants. New 
brick walks have been laid, the lawns in 
front of the buildings have been neatly 
kept, new grass has been coaxed to live in 
unfavorable places, and, the crowning 
glory of all, two large, handsome beds of 
cannas, with their variegated blossoms and 
their bright borders of coleus, have given 
their welcome to the returning scholars. 

Some changes, also, have taken place in 
the teaching force of the College. Prof. H. 
C. Biddle, of Monmouth, 111., was present 
during the opening week, and will return, 
after finishing a three years" graduate 
jcourse ai; Chicago L^niversity, in December, 
to take the place of Prof. George S. Fisher, 
who has accepted a position in the Univer- 
sity of Omaha. 

Miss Anice Whitney, of Wappinger 
Falls, N. Y., a graduate of the Syracuse 
University Conservatory of Music, has 
taken the place of Miss Perine. who goes 
abroad this year to continue her musical 

Mr. John W. Ritchie, after a year of 
graduate study at Chicago University, has 
taken up his work in Science Hall, and Mr. 
Robert P. Walker has returned from Yale 

to assist Professor Newman in the Latin 

The opening chapel exercises were con- 
ducted by Dr. Boardman. On Friday 
night of the first week the usual Y. M. C. A. 
and Y. W. C. A. reception was given to the 
new students. The large audience en- 
joyed the singing of the Athenian Quar- 
tette and the address of Professor Wilson, 
and afterwards the evening was spent in 
social gatherings. The names of the new 
students outside of Maryville are as fol- 
lows : 
Walter W. Wilson, 

Greencastle, Ind. 
Herman Tanis, 

Paterson, N. J. 
Reuben Larson, 

Racine, Wis. 
Katherine Niccum, 

Toledo, 111. 
William W. Choate, 

Washington, Ind. 
Austin A. Penland, 

Riceville, N. C. 
Thomas F. Campbell, 

Kitchen, O. 
John H. Wright, 

Clear Creek, W. Ya. 
Joseph Trench, 

Bloomsburg, Pa. 
Arta Hope, 

Flat Rock, 111. 
Orlando N. Osborn. 

Oxford, Conn. 
George L. Duncan, 

Columbus Junction, la. 
Anna Atkinson, 

Salyersville, Ky. 
Nathan B. McClung, 

Leipsic, O. 
Ida J. Acomb, 

Loveland, O. 
Emma C. Hill, 

Westfield, Ind. 
Ella H. Andrews, 

Butler, Pa. 
Sara P. Andrew's, 

Butler, Pa. 


Ella M. Thomas, 

Gallipolis, O. 
James E. Franklin, 

Flat Gap, Tenn. 
James E. Jones, 

Knoxville, Tenn. 
Lucy M. Rankin, 

White Pine, Tenn. 
William E. Gallion, 

Lea's Spring, Tenn. 
Maude Wallace, 

Soddy, Tenn. 
John M. Tranthem, 

Russellville, Tenn. 
Michael P. Murphy, 

Bank, Tenn. 
Arthur E. Simerly, 

Elizabethton, Tenn. 
Elizabeth J. Walker, 

Lucilla, Tenn. 
Elva M. Barton, 

Grand A'iew, Tenn. 
Robert O. Franklin, 

Flat Gap, Tenn. 
Arthur Holtsinger, 

Dandridge, Tenn. 
\\'illiani H. Humphrey, 

Rheatown, Tenn. 
Joseph S. Caldwell, 

Cynthiana, Tenn. 
Opie P. Warhck, 

Jonesboro, Tenn. 
Octave A. Letory, 

Wartburg, Tenn. 
Mary Wright, 

McDonald, Tenn. 
Alary \'. McElwee, 

Rockford, Tenn. 
Maggie E. Coulter, 

Gamble, Tenn. 
Stephen \\'. McReynolds, 

Friendsville, Tenn. 
James A. Russell, 

Greenville, Tenn. 
Robert E. ]\IcReynolds, 

Friendsville, Tenn. 
Sadie Davis, 

No Time, Tenn. 

Hubert B. Bible, 

Pate's Hill, Tenn. 
Annie C. Gamble, 

No Time, Tenn. 
Ella M. Hybarger, 

Greeneville, Tenn. 
Robert H. Chandler, 

Chandler, Tenn. 
William F. Smith, 

Limestone, Tenn. 
Samuel R. Newman, 

Piedmont, Tenn. 
Joseph L. Baker, 

Wartburg, Tenn. 
John W. Oliver, 

Cade's Cove, Tenn. 
Cora M. Rogers, 

McMillan, Tenn. 
Frank H. Dawson, 

Knoxville, Tenn. 
Frank W. King, 

Church Hill, Tenn. 
James R. Oliver, 

Cade's Cove, Tenn. 
Katie M. Dow, 

Knoxville, Tenn. 
Fred. B. Stuart, 

Jonesboro, Tenn. 



Winona Lake Assembly was first intro- 
duced to Maryville people by friends who 
attended the two meetings of the General 
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, held 
there in 1897 and 1898. Revs. Edgar A. 
Elmore, '74, and John M. Alexander, '87, 
and Rvding Elders Col. John B. Minnis 
and John P. Hooke, Esq., both trustees 
and former students of Maryville College, 
represented L'nion Presbytery in those 
meetings, and returned home with consid- 
erable interest aroused in the Winona en- 
terprise. Rev. J. H. McConnell, also a 
trustee and former student of the College, 
attended the Bible Conference there last 
year, and brought back glowing accounts 
of what he enjoyed at that conference. 


The visit that Rev. Sol. C. Dickey, D.D., 
secretary and general manager of the Wi- 
nona Assembly, paid the Synod of Tennes- 
see, convened at Madisonville last October, 
and his helpful campaign with us in our 
annual revival services last February, did 
much to arouse interest in the work he rep- 
resented. So also did the business visit that 
Rev. W. P. Kane, D.D., president of the 
Winona Lake Summer School, and man- 
ager of the Reading Circle, paid us last 
winter, increase the information of many 
regarding the excellencies of Winona. 

At the invitation of Dr. Kane our Col- 
lege entered the Federation of Colleges, to 
be represented at Winona in the Summer 
School. Professor Wilson, at the request 
of President Kane, was appointed to rep- 
resent Maryville in the faculty at Winona, 
and so he spent the six weeks of the session 
of the School in the discharge of his duties 
as instructor in Spanish. His students, 
with one or two exceptions, took up the 
study of Spanish with a view to making 
some practical vise of the language in the 
near future ; and so very naturally they were 
earnest and enthusiastic in their work, and 
made very gratifying progress toward the 
mastery of the language during their six 
Aveeks of study. One class, that recited 
twice a day, Saturdays included, completed 
almost the full year's course of conversation 
and translation offered in our Senior year. 
A member of this class, a professor of Latin 
in the Kokomo High School, Miss India 
Martz, delivered a very creditable address 
in Spanish at the closing convocation of 
the Summer School. To the surprise of 
Miss Martz and of the professor of Spanish, 
the gentlemen of the class rose in their 
seats, at the close of Miss Martz's address, 
and raised the echoes in the amphitheater 
by giving a newly-concocted class yell in 
Spanish. And so ended a very pleasant 
.summer's work in the speech of Castile. 

The Maryville Quartette reached Wino- 
na about the first of August, and made 
their debut in a "Maryville Male Quartette 
Sacred Concert." on, Tuesday, August i. 

before a large and appreciative audience. 
In speaking of the concert, the Daily Wi- 
nonian expressed itself as follows: 

"The Maryville Male Quartette made a 
warm place for itself in the hearts of Wi- 
nonians at its first appearance. The quar- 
tette was at its best in 'That Beautiful Land' 
and 'Remember Me.' Professor Newman 
has a fine solo voice, and was very effective 
in 'The Wayside Cross.' We have heard 
all kinds of male quartettes, with national 
reputations, who sang difficult classical 
music, but it is such songs as these, sung as 
these were, that reach the heart. The 
blending of voices and harmony were excel- 
lent, and a most favorable impression was 
made. When we know the men's lives, too, 
and how they live out what they sing, it 
adds to the spirituality of the music; and 
the Quartette will doubtless be a power for 
good in the exercises at which it shall take 

The members of the Quartette are Rev. 
John T. Eakin, '87, first tenor; Rev. John 
B. Creswell, '87, second tenor; Rev. Prof, 
John G. Newman, '88, baritone, and Rev. 
Prof. Herman A. Gofif, '85, bass. 

So constantly were the singers in demand 
that they appeared almost every dav on 
some program or in some service, and on 
the Sabbath sometimes sang at five services. 
Most of their music consisted of sacred 
numbers, but they introduced the "Winona 
Song," and were often called upon for it, 
and occasionally rendered some favorite 
song of the people. 

The reception accorded our Quartette 
on the part of the authorities and citizen- 
ship of Winona was all that the most exact- 
ing Maryvillian could ask. In return for 
the kindness received, we may be certain 
that the Quartette's singing was to many 
more than a pleasure — it was a spiritual 
blessing to them. While we can not help 
being proud of the Quartette, we are also 
thankful for their undoubted usefulness. 

The Goff-Newman cottage, overlooking 
the picturesque little lake, was one of the 
Maryville headquarters. Three little Goffs 


and three little Newmans kept their mam- 
mas on the alert ; but what fun they had ! 
Winona is a children's paradise. Miss 
Helen Minnis, '98, also occupied a room at 
the cottage. Miss Helen did some work 
in the Music Department of the Summer 
School, but saved enough time out of work 
hours to have a thoroughly enjoyable va- 

Messrs. Creswell and Eakin had pleasant 
rooms at "The Inn," the principal hotel on 
the Winona grounds. There they met all 
the people, and made many friends. • 

Another Maryville headquarters was 
found in The Double Cafe, the largest res- 
taurant and eating house on the grounds. 
Last year the Cafe was worse than a fail- 
ure, and was closed up early in the season. 
This year it was committed to the charge 
of Mr. C. E. Wilson, '97. Rev. Dr. Dick- 
ey, during his stay with us last February, 
was so impressed with the successful man- 
agement of our Co-operative Club that he 
determined to have Mr. Wilson's services 
in rehabilitating the Cafe. The care of 
Mt. Nebo Hotel made it impossible for 
Mrs. Wilson to take charge of the Cafe for 
the summer, but she spent two weeks at 
Winona in June, and helped her son open 
the summer campaign. Miss Mary E. 
Caldwell, '91, was the manager of the east- 
ern wing of the Cafe, while Mr. Jo. M. 
Broady, '03, presided in' the western wing, 
while Mr. Wilson perched himself in the 
ticket office and punched tickets till his 
arms ached. So successful was the new 
management, that, while reducing the cost 
of board to the students from $3.50 to $2.50 
a week, the neat sum of $600 clear profit to 
the Winona directors was turned over at 
the close of the season. Score another vic- 
tory for the Co-operative ! There is but one 
original, inimitable, peerless Co-operative 
Club, and it can not be transplanted unless 
at least part of its management go with it. 

Mr. Jo. Broady was one of the leading 

spirits in the very large and flourishing 

Young People's Society at Winona. He 

.^had more friends than Dr. Dickey himself, 

and was general manager of all the socials 
and entertainments given by the young 
people. And though we have known Jo. of 
old — very old — we were simply amazed at 
the ease with which he made things move,- 
and move harmoniously and expeditiously. 
He was a very busy and useful man during 
the two months of his stay at Winona. 
That he was appreciated is evident from the 
fact that the Assembly management offered 
him steady work at a handsome salary if he 
would consent to stay with them during the 
entire year. 

Mrs. M. A. Lamar spent the month of 
July at Winona. She fotmd in the regular 
program, the Woman's Club, the many 
friends she made, and other attractions of 
the place, the means of spending a very de- 
lightful and profitable vacation. 

Miss Annie Bradshaw, a graduate , of 
Washington College, was so busy a student 
in the Summer School that her friends 
feared that she would get more harm than 
benefit from her visit to Winona ; but she 
left for Grassy Cove in good health and 
brave spirits, to take up another's year's 
work at the academy over which Prof. Hu- 
bert S. Lyle, '99, presides. 

Mr. C. B. Moore, a former student of 
Maryville, and now a member of the class 
of '00, of Wabash College, was the editor 
of the Daily Winonian, and an admirable 
editor he made. He has a happy style of 
writing that made his reports of the events 
at Wii*iona doubly interesting. His ven- 
ture, for the paper was originated by him- 
self, was, we are glad to say, a profitable 
one, as it deserved to be. Miss Edith 
Moore, his sister, also spent her vacation 
at Winona. Mr. J. H. Wright, now a stu- 
dent at Maryville, was a very unfortunate 
man in early winning the friendship of our 
redoubtable Jo. Broady, and as a result he 
was nearly drowned in the lake on sundry 
occasions by his over-helpful friend, when 
he was trying to learn to swim ! 

Among the former students of Mary- 
ville who were at Winona during the sum- 
mer were Mr. Colbert, who was here in the 


eighties, and Mi?s Carrie Murphy, who was 
here more recently. Besides some old stu- 
dents themselves, there were many friends 
of others scattered over the land, who told 
us of the faithful and useful lives the sons 
and daughters of Maryville are living in 
their "far-flung battle line." 

We have spoken of "Maryville at Wino- 
na." Had we time we might profitably 
speak of "Winona at Maryville," for all of 
us who were there have brought back from 
the Hoosier Chautauqua many ideas and 
impressions that will be of service to us in 
our future work. But the time fails us to 
speak of this new topic, and so we close by 
proposing as a toast to be drunk in our 
most approved spring water, "Winona and 
Maryville: may their relations ever be as 
pleasant as they were in the summer of 


No need of the College is more apparent 
or more pressing than the need to which 
attention Avas called by the recent action of 
the Board of Directors in regard to the Li- 

In the present large number of students 
there are many who pursue studies requir- 
ing the help of the best and latest works in 
general literature and in the sciences. En- 
thusiasm has been quenched by the lack of 
stim.ulating books, appearing just when in- 
terest has been enkindled, when time and 
thought are ready to unite in making the 
best use of them. 

A keen and wholesome appetite should 
not be defrauded. The intellectual pow- 
ers, when aroused to research, comparison 
and assimilation ought to be furnished with 
suitable material. 

If there has been a lack in the past, much 
more will the lack appear in the future. 
The number of students is increasing, and 
many of our books are of no use whatever 
but to furnish an object lesson in illustrat- 
ing the progress of the world. 

This may truly be said without detract- 
ing from the value of the much-sought-for 

volumes on our shelves. From year to 
year, through the thoughtfulness of friends, 
some indispensable books have come to us. 
They have partially supplied our increasing 
wants. There has been no fund to apply in 
buying books, and for years no appropria- 
tion from the general fund until a very 
modest one was secured a year ago. Even 
this small amount could ill be spared from 
the treasury. FeeHng that the Library 
must at once be made more serviceable, the 
Board of Directors have planned the most 
important movement since Professor La- 
mar's canvass for an endow^ment of one 
liundred thousand dollars. 

In a full meeting of the Board, on May 
24, a furlough was voted to Professor Goff, 
and he was authorized to appeal to friends 
of the College for twenty thousand dollars 
to furnish an endowment for the Library. 

The Board, one and all, have felt the im- 
portance of this undertaking. In sparing 
Professor Goff for a time from his position 
in the Library, they believe that a more 
important service can be rendered the Col- 
lege by gifts to this cause than to any other 
department. For the Library belongs to 
every department, and none can succeed 
without it. 

Having a profound conviction of the im- 
portance of this w-ork, and agreeing with 
the views of all his fellow-officials, our rep- 
resentative goes out on this mission. Suc- 
cess in securing the means to keep up a 
good working library means much to us 
now. It is vital. 

The growth of the College and the ad- 
vancement made constantly in the w-orld of 
thought and activity require of us redou- 
bled efforts to meet these conditions. 

A growing college must have a growing 

We have received the September number 
of the Earlhamite, of which George C. Lev- 
ering, a former student of Maryville. is edi- 
tor ; also, the' Nebraska Friend, edited by- 
President D. R. Haworth, "93. 


Maryville College has been fortunate in 
securing Prof. H. C. Biddle, to take the 
place of Prof. George S. Fisher, who has 
accepted a position in Omaha University. 

Professor Biddle was born at Kirkwood, 
111., on Oct. 4, 1869; graduated from Mon- 
mouth College in 'gi. His alma mater 
elected him professor of chemistry and 
physics after his graduation. He resigned 
this position after two years of acceptable 
Avork, and entered McCormick Seminary in 
'93, and graduated in "96. Since i8g6 he 
has been pursuing graduate work in chem- 
istry and physics at Chicago University. 
He visited Maryville at the opening of the 
term this year, and made a pleasant im- 
pression' upon all. After arranging for his 
classes to meet with him upon his return in 
January, he left for Chicago, where he will 
finish special work this fall at the Univer- 


On June 10, 1895, the first cash contribu- 
tion of one dollar was made towards the 
\. M. C. A. and Gymnasium Building by 
J. M. Sexton. Since that time the work 
of building and soliciting has gone steadily 

In 1895 the l^ricks were made by the stu- 
dents, in 1896 the foundations were laid, 
in 1897 the building was erected and in- 
closed, in 1898 the gymnasium part was 

opened for use, and now, in the fall of 1899, 
the parlor, reading room, office and main 
liall have been furnished. 

The steam radiators also have been 
placed in position, the front steps, with 
stone copings, have been built, and the As- 
sociation has moved in and taken posres- 

In accordance with the plan adopted by 
the Board of Directors at its May meeting, 
and published in the June issue of the 
Monthly, whereby, with certain restrictions, 
a lease of ninety-nine years was given to 
the incorporated Y. M. C. A. of Maryville 
College, the Association elected nine mem- 
bers of an Advisory Committee as follows: 
Prof. S. T. Wilson, Major Ben. Cunning- 
ham, Dr. E. A. Elmore, Major W. A. Mc- 
Teer, Prof. E. B. Waller, H. T. Hamilton, 
R. P. Walker, H. C. Rimmer, and T. H. 

The President of the Association, Thos. 
Maguire, is also an ex-officio member of 
the Committee. 

This Committee met and organized by 
electing Prof. S. T. Wilson Chairman and 
T. H. McConnell Secretary. The recom- 
mendation of the Association that I. W. 
Jones be elected acting general secretary 
and T. H. McConnell janitor was approved. 

The problem of furnishing the rooms was 
discussed, and the fund of $40 secured last 
year by Miss Perine and the young ladies 
v/as authorized to be spent in procuring 
shades for the large windows, a desk for 
the secretary, a table and a book case. The 
Association has the use of a fine upright 
piano, and the nucleus of a reference li- 
brary has already been secured. 

It is hoped that friends in Maryville and 
elsewhere will assist in furnishing the rooms 
and providing a suitable library and peri- 
odjicals. The first meeting in the new 
room was held on Sunday afternoon, Sep- 
tember 17, with I. W. Jones as leader. The 
members have entered heartily into the re- • 
ligious work of the term, and have gotten 
out a printed card with the names of the 
officers and the different committees, to- 


g-ether with the topics for the regular Y. M. 
C. A. meetings, which are as follows: 

September 17. — Bible Study, L W. Jones. 

September 24. — Missionary meeting. 

October i. — Mission Study, F. L. Webb. 

October 8. — "True to God, regardless 
of consequences'' (Dan. iii. 13-30), W. H. 

October 15. — "Carrying your own cross" 
(Mark viii. 34), Fred. Hope. 

October 2.2. — "Befitting speech" (Phil. i. 
27), E. L. Grau. 

October 29. — Missionary meeting. 

November 5.— "Counterfeit Life" (Rev. 
iii. 1), H. R. Parker. 

November 12. — "Fools' Company" 
(Prov. xiii. 20), T. F. Campbell. 

November 19. — "Thankfulness" (Psa. 
100), P. R. Dickie. 

November 26. — Missionary meeting. 

December 3. — "Whosoever will" (John 
vi. T,7'), W. T. Bartlett. 

December 10. — "Responsibility" (Heb. 
iii. 13), E. N. Quist. 

December 17. — Missionary meeting. 

Although much has been done in secur- 
ing the facilities already enjoyed, there still 
remain the uncompleted auditorium, stu- 
dents' rooms, and basement. It will take 
about $2,000 to do this work. If all who 
have subscribed will send in their payments, 
the balance can be secin-ed. During the 
past year the Monthly has published the 
names and amounts contributed to this 
building during the last four years. The 
record given below completes the list to 
October, 1899, making 455 cash entries, 
amounting to $11,354.65. 

Let this noble building, with its unique 
conception and providential erection, be 
carried on to serviceable completion. Send 
in your subscriptions. 

Cash receipts from June, 1895, to De- 
cember, 1895, were: 

1 J. M. Sexton $1 00 

2 Tobias Magana i 00 

3 Ralph Levering 5 00 

4 Lecture 1 1 45 

5 Cash 3 33 

6 J. A. Davis 

7 Bing Ding . . . . , 

8 Lucy Caldwell . 

9 Stella Crawford 

10 D. Crawford . . , 

1 1 W. Keeble .... 

I 00 

5 00 



, I 00 

I 00 

12 R. T. Barr 10 00 

13 William Davis i 00 

14 Roy Young 5 00 

15 Cash 6 13 

16 Miss S. Baker 5 00 

17 Thomas Maguire . i 00 

18 Ida Kidd i 00 

19 Stella Swan i 00 

20 C. E. Wilson I 0(5 

21 Sarah Carnahan 10 

Cash receipts from May to October, 


442 Robert Pflanze $1 00 

443 T. B. Lillard i 00 

444 W. R. Jones i 00 

445 F. R. Babcock 65 

446 S. S., New Market 5 00 

447 Cash 6 00 

448 Prof. J. C. Barnes 30 00 

449 Roddy & Gibson 55 

450 W. H. Henry 20 00 

45 1 Cash I 00 

452 Zorada Mathes 5 00 

453 W. T. Bartlett i 00 

454 Rev. R. H. Hooke 5 00 

455 Will. Thomas 10 00 


It is with sorrow that we place on record 
in the Monthly the death of Miss Nina 
Cunningham, who graduated in 1891 from 
Maryville College. She was a loyal alum- 
na, and took a deep interest in the progress 
and welfare of the College. She was an 
active and efficient worker in the Presby- 
terian Church and Sabbath-school. The 
funeral was conducted by Dr. Boardman 
en July 15, and a very large concourse of 
people assembled to pay their respect to 
lier memor}', and to sympathize with her 

The Chilhowee Literary Club, of which 
she was a member, has put on record the 


following tribute to her worth and char- printed and" widely distributed. In addition 

acter. to the 2,372 pounds sent through the mail, 

"For tlie first time in the history of our about 1,000 copies (150 pounds) were dis- 
Club we mourn the loss of a dearly loved tributed by the Glee Club and Quartette in 
sister. July 13, 1899, Miss Nina Cunning- their different trips in East Tennessee. The 
ham passed peacefully into the home pre- large subscription list of 866 last year was 
pared for her by the Master. For nearly secured because many persons took more 
five years she was a prominent member of than one copy, and had the extra copies 
our club. We can add nothing to her sent to friends. The regular size of the 
honor, that structure is complete and se- paper last year was sixteen pages, but four 
cure. During these years we have had be- issues were larger than this, making 212 
fore us a living lesson on the value of gen- pages for the first volume, 
uineness ; the worth of simple, true woman- The Monthly is enlarged this year from 
hood and the comparative worthlessness of 16 to 20 pages, and extra pages will be 
all else in the world. In her presence we added at intervals, as the articles from stu- 
always felt the power of her simple, genu- dents and others accumulate, and as the 
ine, clear-cut personality, undisguised and subscription list expands. Students who 
unembarrassed by factitious additions, wish to aid the College periodical can do so 
What an example of womanly courage she in three ways: by writing items or articles 
was to the club. With what clear common for it, by subscribing for one or more cop- 
sense and judgment she worked with us. ies, and by patronizing those who advertise 
She never failed the one who intrusted her in its columns. 

with responsibility. What an inspiration The financial report of the Monthly for 

she is to us now to work till the dlay is last year is as follows: 

done ! Let us think of all we owe to her, and RECEIPTS. 

let us gird ourselves anew for honest, un- p^^^^^ subscriptions .~ . '.sljy 84 

selfish work for the progress of common pj.^,^^ college advertisement 200 00 

womanhood; and under the inspiration of p^.^,^^ ^^ ^^j^^^ advertisements. ... 190 20 

her memory, let us thank God for the life 

and example of Nina Cunningham."' $548 04 


OUR MONTHLY. , Printing 18,000 copies .$350 48 

There are three principal plans of editing Half-tone engravings 62 10 

college periodicals. First, they may be Work and commissions 5287 

edited exclusively by the students; second. Express and freio-ht 34 90 

exclusively by the Faculty, and third, by u. S. postage on ''2.372 pounds. ... 23 72 

combining these two former methods. Stationerv 913 

The Maryville College Monthly is con- Photo^-raphs 4 SO 

ducted under the third plan. An editor is Drayao-e . . 3 6s 

chosen from the Faculty, and each of the Miscellaneous S SS 

four literary societies of the College elects 

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operate in the work. Under this plan none 

of the editors derive any financial profit $^48 04. 

from the paper, but all receipts beyond a 

certain amount are expended in special Thirty-five young men enlisted lately at 

editions or extra copies. Nine thousand Maryville for service in the Philippines, and 

copies last-year would have suppHed the among this number were several former 

•subscribers, but 18,000 copies in all were students. 




A. Form and Qualities of the Outline: 

L Form: Choose between Methods of 
Investigation (Analysis or Induction) 
and Enforcement (Synthesis or De- 

II. Qualities: i. Seek simplicity of divi- 

2. Seek concise and clear-cut ex- 

pression of points. 

3. Observe proportion of divisions. 

B. Arrangement of Outline: 

I. Keep the points distinct from one an- 
other. Consolidate those that are 

II. Group similar points together. 

III. Place in separate groups economic, 
legal, political, sociological, moral, 
religious, biblical, and historical argu- 

IV. Contrast dissimilar points. Some- 
times adopt the antithetical order. 


I. Preserve the sequence of thought. 

II. Arguments a priori should precede 
arguments a posteriori. Have regard 

to the relation of cause and effect. 

III. Observe the order of time upward 
or downward, and the contiguity of 
objects in space. 

IV. As to classes of arguments arrange 


I. Antecedent probability. 2. Sign. 
3. Example; or, 

I. Antecedent probability. 2. Ex- 
ample. 3. Sign. 

I. Always arrange your own arguments 
in the form of a climax, but begin with 
an important point, and put the weak- 
er arguments after it. 

II. Put important points in important 

III. Let refutation come first, except 
when you employ the method of in- 
vestigation ; then place it last. 


The Athenian Society opens its thirty- 
second year with unusually bright, pros- 
pects, many of the old members returning, 
among them five of tht Senior class, and 
many new members joining. 

At the beginning of the rerm neatly 
printed programs were distributed to the 
members and new students, consisting of an 
outline for the first two months' work, as 
follows : 


September 15. — Joint Meeting. Debate. 
Resolved: "That President McKinley's Ex- 
pansion PoHcy is Beneficial to America." 
Music and Declamations. 

September 20. — A Night with the Poets. 
Selections by Members. 

September 29. — Debate. Resolved: 
"That the Southern States afford a greater 
opportunity for the capitalists than do the 
Northern." Members. 

October 6. — Joint Meeting. Debate: 
"Is the political propaganda, as advocated ■ 
by Mayor Jones, of Ohio, feasible ?" ]Music 
and Declamation. 

October 13. — Debate. Resolved: "That 
the Sunday newspaper is detrimental to civ- 
ilization." Members. 

October 20. — A Night with Robert Louis 
Stevenson. Members. 

October 27. — Debate. Resolved: "That 
trusts are a menace to the Republic of 
America." Members. 

To keep up the great reputation in a 
musical line which the Society has always 
possessed, and whicti the Quartette so en- 
hanced last year, the musicians of the So- 
ciety have met and organized the "Athen- 
ian Symphony Club," electing W. R. Jones 
President and W. S. Green Secretary aad 

The organization will put out a Glee 
Club and an Orchestra in addition to the 
Junior and Senior Quartettes. 


Maryville College Monthly. 

Vol. II. 

OCTOBER, 1899. 

No. 1. 

ELMER B. WALLER, Editor-in-Chief, 



Athenian. Alpha Sigma. 


Bainonian. Theta Epsilon. 


The Monthly is published during the College year. 
■Contributions and Items from graduates, students 
and others gladly received. 
Subscription price, _',5 ceyits a year. 
Address all communications to 

Maryville College Monthly, 

Maryville, Tenn. 

Eotered at Maryville, Tenn., as Second-Class Mail Matter. 

College Directory. 

T. M. O. A. meets Sunday at 1:15 P. M. Pres., 

Thomas Magulre; Sec , I. W. Jones. 
Y. W. C. A. meets Sunday at 2:00 P. M. Pres., Ethe^ 

Minnis, Sec, Ora Rankin. 
■College Prayer-Meetlns meets Tuesday at 6:30 

P. M.. 
S. \, B. F. M. meets Wednesday at 3:15 P. M. Lead. 

er, Fred L. Webb. 
Athenian Society— Senior Section meets Friday at 

7:U0P. M. Pres., Geo. W. Reed; Sec, F. L. Webb. 

Junior Section meets Saturday, at 7:00 P. M. 

Pres., James Dunn., Sec , W. E. Jjewis. 
Alpha Sigrma Society— Senior Section meets Friday 

at 7:00 P. M. Pres., H. C. Riminer. Sec, W. D. 

Hammontree Junior Section meets Saturday 

at 7:00 P.M. Pres., H. F.Hope; Sec.H. K. Gibson. 
Bainonian Society meets Friday at 7:00 P. M. Pres., 

Edith Newman; Sec, Carrie Arstingstall. 
Board of Directors of College meets Jan. 10, 1900. 
The Alnnini Association meets May, 31, 1900. Pres., 

J. M. Goddard, Sec, Prof. S. T. Wilson. 
Executive Committee of Board of Directors 

meets the second Tue.sday of each month either 

at Maryville or Kuoxvllle The members are Maj. 

Ben Cunningham, and Maj. Will A. McTeer of 

Maryville; Col. Jolin B. Minnis, and Dr. E. A. 

Elmore of Knoxville, and A. R. McBath, of Flen- 



Begin well. 

Subscribe for the Monthly. 

Join one of the literary societies. 

Dr. Alexander has purchased the Fisher 
property on High Street. 

Live up to the good resolutions made at 
the beginning of the term. 

H. M. Welsh, '99, is attending Lane Sem- 
inary at Cincinnati, O. 

Carl Elmore, '98, has entered the Senior 
class of Princeton University. 

Steps for the side entrance into the gym- 
nasium are being constructed. 

The brass band has received some new 
members and is practicing diligently. 

Prof. John G. Newman has been serious- 
ly ill," but is now rapidly convalescing. 

Professors Barnes, Gill and Ellis did 
some Institute work during the summer. 

The Athenian Quartette gave a very 
pleasant concert one evening in the chapel. 

John Crawford, "97, will finish his law 
course this vear at the Universitv of Ten- 

Dr. George McCulloch, of St. Louis, has 
been called to New Providence Church, of 

One of our business managers, Joseph 
Broady, has been out of College on account 
of sickness. 

R. W. Post, '9Q. and C. N. Magill, '99, 

havf^ <=nfprprl ihp Thpninoriral .^pminarv at 

/e entered the Theological Seminary at 
Allegheny, Pa. 

]\Ir. Thomas Maguire, in addition to his 
College work, preaches regularly at Baker's 
Creek Church. 

A regulation basket ball has been pur- 
chased by some of the students for use in 
the gymnasium. 

Miss Phi Smythe, '99, is taking an exten- 
sive visit among friends and relatives in the 
State of Washington. 

Football enthusiasts are seen upon the 
Campus occasionally, but no regular eleven 
has yet been organized. 



The enrollment is much larger than last 
year, and indicates that. we shall have over 
four hundred students after the holidays. 

Prof. D. R. Haworth, '93, is President of 
a college in Nebraska, under the supervi- 
sion of the Friends' Church. 

Luther Bewley, after teaching for a year, 
has returned to College, and has brought 
three new students with him. 

William H. Humphrey has entered the 
Senior class, which now numbers twelve, 
one more than last year's class. 

Will. A. McTeer narrowly escaped be- 
ing quarantined at Virginia Beach this sum- 
mer during the vellow fever scare. 

H. S. Lyle, "99, is principal of Grassy 
Cove Academy this year, with his sister, 
JMiss Laura Lyle, '90, as first assistant. 

C. S. Cunningham, '94, has entered into 
partnership with J- L. Clark, and opened a 
gentleman's furnishing store in Maryville. 

Roger S. Boardman, ]\Iaryville, '96, and 
Harvard, '98, has accepted a position of 
professor of mathematics in Henrv Col- 
lege, Tex. 

Frank Engel, of ^Maryville College, has 
re-entered Cornell L'niversity, and will 
graduate in the department of civil engi- 
neering this year. 

^liss Mary G. Carnahan, '99, received an 
appointment from the Governm'ent as a 
teacher in our new island, Puerto Rico, and 
has departed for her scene of labor. 

Air. Walter S. Green, after an absence of 
one year, has returned to College. He 
spent last year at Evansville, Lid.,' where 

he was assistant pastor to Rev. J. L. Mar- 

The ALisic Department in charge of 
Miss Anice Whitney, a graduate of the 
Syracuse Conservatory of Music, has an 
unusually large number of scholars for the 

first term. 

Samuel S. Hart, '93, died last month in 
California, where he had gone for his 
health. His body was brought to Mary- 
ville, and the funeral services were conduct- 
ed by Dr. Boardman and Professor Wilson. 

Mr. Alex. W. Magill, of Brookwood, 
Ala., a former student of the College, and 
now head bookkeeper for the Standard Coal 
Company, was married on September 20 to 
Miss Anna D. Elliott, of Brookwood. Ala. 

The Y. AL C. A. is gaining members 
rapidly since the opening of the term and 
the occupancy of Bartlett Hall. The week- 
ly meetings are well attended, and the in- 
spiration of the new surroundings is notice- 

Prof. H. A. Goff gave an excellent ac- 
coun*: of the Winona Bible Conference at 
one of the Tuesday evening praver-meet- 
ings, and Dr. C. A. Duncan, '71, who was 
present, told us something about Xorth- 

Rev. Edgar Mason, '8j, pastor of the 
Presbyterian Church at Basking Ridge. X. 
J., was called to Alaryville lately with his 
family on account of the illness of his wife's 
father, Air. J. D. Moore, who is now con- 

Professor Sherrill attended the East 
Tennessee Educational Association, of 
which his brother, S. W. Sherrill, "92, is 
President, at Mossv Creek, in Ausfust, and 



seconded so ably the resolutions to have the 
Association meet in Maryville next year 
that it was carried. 

Mr. Fred. L. Webb shows a good deal of 
artistic skill in advertising the missionary 
meetings upon the bulletin board. The 
subject of "South Africa as a Mission 
Field" is announced for October 29, with 
a map of the country in colors, and a pic- 
ture of "Oom Paul" entering a church. 

A golf club has been organized by the 
members of the "Junior Faculty," and a 
course of links has been made from the 
Campus to "Jennings' field," by way of In- 
diana avenue. The golf terms of putter, 
driver, cleik, mashie, niblick, tee and toe 
are heard, and this Scottish game bids fair 
to become very popular at Maryville. 

Mary Isabella Waller, the two-year-old 
daughter of Prof, and Mrs. E. B. Waller, 
died, after a week's illness of cholera in- 
fantum, on July 6, 1899. The funeral ser- 
vices were conducted by Dr. Boardman, 
assisted by Professor Gofif, and the little 
form was laid away to rest until the resur- 
rection morn in Magnolia Cemetery. 

Four of the professors will attend the 
meeting of Synod, which convenes in Salem 
Church, at Washington College, on Octo- 
ber 17. This Synod will elect twelve trus- 
tees for the College, to take the place of the 
following, whose term of oiifice expires this 
year: Rev. E. A. Elmore, D.D., Rev. R. L. 
Bachman, D.D., Rev. J. H. McConnell, 
Rev. J. C. Lord, Rev. W. A. Ervin, Rev. J. 
T. Cooter, Rev. Thomas Lawrence, D.D., 
Rev. Nathan Bachman, D.D., Hon. W. A. 
McTeer, W. B. Minnis, A. R. McBath, 
Esq., and Joseph A. Muecke. 

Say the good things of your friend and to 
your friend when living. There is neither 
comfort to him nor satisfactioti to you in 
whispering to his tombstone. 


The Society has been reorganized, and 
the present term bids fair to be one' ol 
progress and advancement. Many of the 
old members are back in school this year, 
and we are glad to welcome quite a number 
of the new boys to the membership and 
privileges of the Society. 

The first meeting resulted in the election 
of the following officers: President, H. C. 
Rimmer; Vice President, H. R. Parker; 
Recording Secretary, R. M. Caldwell; 
Corresponding Secretary, W. D. Hammon- 
tree; Censors, T. H. McConnell, Harry 
Feagles, R. M. Caldwell. 

Our program for the first public meeting, 
given on Friday evening, September 22, 
was well rendered, and much enjoyed by 
all present. 

If we were to speak of any special feature 
of the exercises, it would be that of the 
"Club Torch Swinging," by Mr. Reuben 
Larson, who was very highly complimented 
for his skill in using the Indian clubs. 

We recommend that the students of 
Maryville College have some drill in this 
art, in connection with the other gymnastic 
exercises, as such would be of great value 
to both their recreation and health. 



FALL TERM, 1899. 

Sept. 12. — Laying Foundations. Dr. 

Sept. 19. — Bible Conference at Winona. 
Professor Gofif. 

Sept. 26. — Twenty Years in Japan. Dr. 
T. T. Alexander. 

Oct. 3. — .Song Service. Miss Whitney. 

Oct. 10.— Power of Prayer. Y. M. C. A. 

Oct. 17. Especial Duties of Youth. Dr. 

Oct. 24. — Covet the Best Gifts. Profes- 
sor Sherrill. 



Oct. 31. — Christian Fervor. Professor Nov. 28. — Thanksgiving. Professor 

Ellis. Newman. 

Nov. 7. — Bishop Hannington. Profes- Dec. 5.— The Office of the Holy Spirit, 

sor Wilson. Professor Barnes. 

Nov. 14. — Christian Watchfulness. Y. Dec. 12. — The Advent of the Christ. Miss 

W. C. A. Henry. 

Oct. 21. — Personal Influence. Professor Dec. 19. — Lessons of the Closing Cen- 

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REV. S. W. BOARDMIX, D. D., LL. D., 

President anti Professor of Mental and Moral Seienfc and 

of Did actio Theology. 


Professor of the Enslish Lansruase and Literature' 

and of tlte Spanish Language. 


Professor of Mathematics. 

*REV. HERM.^N. A. GDFF, A. M., 

Professor, Registrar and Librarian. 


Professor of the Greek Language and Literature. 

H. C. BIDDLE, Ph. D., 
Professor Elect of Natural Science. 

Professor of the Latin Language and Literature. 


Princiiial of the Preparatory Dspirtmsnt, and Profes- 
sor of the Sijience and Art of Teaching. 


Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 


The College otters four Courses of Study— the 
Classical, the Philosophical, the Sciextific 
and the Teacher's. The curriculum embraces 
the various branches of Science, Language, Lit- 
erature, History and Philosophy usually embraced 
in such Courses in the leading colleges of the 
countrj . It has been greatly broadened for the 
current year. Additional instructors have been 


Tlie location is very healthful. The com- 
munity is noted for its high morality. Seven 
churches. No saloons in Blount county. Six 
large college buildings, besides the President's 
house and two other residences. The halls heat- 
ed by steam. A syste:n of waterworks. Campus 
of 2.50 acres. Ths college under the care of the 
Synod of Texxessee. Full corps of instructors. 
Careful supervision. Study of the sacred Scrip'- 
tures. Four literary societies. Rhetorical drill. 
The Lamar libvary of more than 10,000 volumes. 
Text-book loan libraries. 

For Catalogues, Circulars 

Instructor in the Ancient Languages. 

Instructor in the Natural Sciences. 

Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 


Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 

Instructor on the Piano and Organ. 

iDStructor in Modern Languages. 

Instructor in Elocutiou. 





Manager of the Co-opsrative Boarding Club. 


Assistant Manager of the Co-operative Boarding Club. 


Competent and experienced instructors give 
their entire time to this department, while a 
niunber of the Professors of the College depart- 
ment give a portion of tlieir time to it. There 
are here also four courses of study. 


The endowment reduces the expenses to ab- 
surdly low figures. The triitiou is only .|;6.00 per 
term, or §12.00 per year. Room rent in Baldwin 
Hall (for young ladies) and. Memorial Hall (for 
young men) is only $3.00 per term, or #6.00 per 
year. Heat bill, |S3. 00 per terin. ElectTiclights, 
20 cents per month. Instrumental music at low 
rates. - Boakd at Co-opekative Boarding 
Club only about $1.20 Pei: Week. Young la- 
dies may reduce even this cost by work in the 
club. In private families board is from §2.00 to 
|2 51). Otlier expenses are correspondingl.y low. 

Total expenses, §"15.00 to §125.00 p«r year. 

The next terrn opens Januarj', o, 1900. 
r other information, address 

. THE REGISTER, Marvville, ,Tenn. 

^Absent on leave in tlie interest of the Library. 

Maryville College Monthly. 






The congregation of the New Providence 
Church extended a most hearty welcome to 
their new pastor, Rev. Dr. George D. Mc- 
Culloch, in the churcli. Thursday evening, 
Oct. 5. 1899. 

President Boardman ])residcd, and made 
a few cordial opening remarKS. T^rayers 
were oftered bv Rev. P. M. Bartlett, 

D.D., LL.D., ex-President of the College, 
and by Rev. Thomas Heron Alexander, 
D.D., of the Synod of Japan, who was grad- 
uated at Maryville in 1873, and who has 
been a missionary in Japan for twenty-two 

Hon. Will. A. McTeer, an elder of the 
church, and long superintendent of the 
Sabbath-school, in behalf of the church, 
congregation and Sabbath-school, said: 



"About the year 1760; tli'^ white, man 
crossed the chain of mountains and made 
the first settlement in the territory of what 
is now Tennessee. The place was oh the 
beautiful Watauga. A tide of immigration 
soon followed from North Carolina, while 
another, starting from Pennsylvania, passed 
down through and from Virginia. Settle- 
ments increased, and from time to time 
treaties were held with the Indians, and 
boundary lines established. 

"For some time the Holston and French 
Broad Rivers were the line, the whites oc- 
cupying the north and eastern side of the 
streams, while from these rivers to the 
Little Tennessee was one vast hunting 
ground for the Indians. In 1776 Colonel 
Christian, with his regiment, crossed the 
French Broad, and passing along the old 
war trail made an incursion into the Indian 
towns on the Little Tennessee and Tellico 

This was the first body of white men to 
pass through the territory now known as 
Blount County. 

"About the time of the close of the Revo- 
lutionary War settlements began in this 
territor}'. and a new boundary line was es- 

"These settlements were composed al- 
most wholly of Scotch -Irish Presbyterians. 
For their mutual protection and defense 
forts were estabhshed, located so as to be 
of easy access. 

"Next after the forts, churches were 
erected, and by' the side of tlie church was 
built a school-house. 

"Craig's Fort was built on the spot now 
occupied by the residences of J. T. Hanna 
and R. H. Hanna, in East Maryville. This 
was evidently about 1783 to 1785. following 
close after the Revolutionary War had 
come to an end. An entr}- made in one of 
the record books of the church sessions, 
several years ago, says that from the mem- 
orv of some of the oldest inhabitants. New 
Providence Church was organized about 
the vear 1792. An older report made to 
Presbvtery has since been found, fixing the 

date of the organization of Kew Providence 
and' Eusebia Churches ag the year 1786. 
This is perhaps the true date, and the error 
in the memorv of the oldest citizens arose 
from the installation as pastor of Rev. Gid- 
eon Blackburn, D.D. He was installed 
pastor of New Providence and Eusebia 
Churches in 1792, and served tintil 1810, 
when he resigned and went as a mission- 
ary among the Indians. He was a giant in 
his day. A man of God, of great powers, 
and bold and fearless. It is said that he 
went to his appointments, taking his trusty 
rifle, which was carefully primed and set 
down within easy reach by his side, while he 
preached to the people. 

Following him was Rev. Isaac Anderson, 
D.D., the founder of Maryville College. He 
was installed as pastor in 1812, and served 
until 1856. He, too, was a man of great 
powers, and who was dearly beloved by all. 

"Following him was Rev. Fielding Pope, 
a grand man, who served as pastor imtil 
some time during our Civil War, when the 
pastorate was closed by the confusion and 
strife attending that unhappy struggle. 

"On reorganization the church was sup- 
plied by Rev. P. M. Bartlett and Rev. Dari- 
us R. Shoop (1867-68), each for a short 
time, and then by Rev. Alexander Bartlett 
for a number of years, and then by Rev. 
Charles E. Tedford, Rev. M: A. Mathes, for 
short periods ; then for a number of years 
by Rev. Donald McDonald. He was suc- 
ceeded by Rev. Frank E. Moord, who was 
installed as pastor and,^ seiVgd^Jn a most 
acceptable manner for several years, end- 
ing last May. 

"This church is pleased that it can point 
to many- who wei-e former members labor^ 
ing in foreign mission fields. It points 
with pride to the missionaries going out 
from her membership into foreign lands 
until tliey circle the globe, while the church 
in our own country is blesSed with her la- 
borers in almost every State and Territor}-. 

"It is this church, with its honorable his- 
tory ; this people, with their noble ancestry ; 
this Sabbath-school, with its fervent zeal 



bounding in the blood of our young peo- 
ple, that warmly and gladly bid you wel- 
come as pastor and shepherd. 

"You are gladly made welcome to the 
church, to the Sabbath-school, to the homes 
of our people, and we promise our hearty 
co-operation in your good works for the 
cause of the Master." 

Mrs. T. J. Lamar spoke as follows: 

"In behalf of the Woman's Home and 
Foreign Missionary Society, I would say, 
that we wish to join in the chorus of wel- 
come which is coming from every heart 
here this evening. 

"We are ever ready, as a nation and peo- 
ple, to welcome and to honor notable per- 
sonages who come to our shores, and espe- 
cially our heroes who have won for them- 
selves a worldwide reputation. We spare 
no pains or' expense in our royal welcome 
to them. Even precious lives have been 
sacrificed to do them honor, as in the case 
of Dewey, our national and international 
hero ; but it certainly is fitting that we, as a 
Christian people, should unite in giving a 
royal welcome to an ambassador from the 
court of the King of kings. 

"I believe that in these days we do not 
reverence and respect the sacred office of 
the ministry as we should, but instead of 
this there is a spirit of adverse criticism, 
which is a great hindrance to the strength- 
ening and upbuilding of our churches. 

"If we did but fully realize that our 
Christian ministers are truly ambassadors 
sent from God, anointed and set apart by 
him to minister to our spiritual needs, 
would there not be more Aarons and Hurs 
to hold up their hands as they toil week 
after week, and sometimes in weakness and 
in weariness in preparing the pure beaten 
oil from God's Word, which they dispense 
to us from Sabbath to Sabbath ? Let us be- . 
lieve that our pastor comes to us in the 
fullness of the blessing of the Gospel of, 
Christ, and esteems him very highly in love 
for the work's sake. 

And again, in behalf of our Missionary, 
Societv. I would sav that we desire the co- 

operation of our pastor and his family in 
our work, that our zeal may be quickened, 
and our numbers increased, till there shall 
not be room enough to receive us in our 
lecture room, but we will have to overflow 
into this main audience room, for we do 
feel that the results of our work are by no 
means commensurate with our golden op- 

In behalf of the College, President 
Boardman spoke as follows: 

"The lot on which this church stands 
formerly belonged to the College, and was 
occupied by a College building. It was do- 
nated to the New Providence Church on 
condition of especial privileges to the Col- 
lege, for Sabbath worship and for com- 
mencement and other public exercises. Mr. 
and Mrs. William Thaw, of Pittsburg, Pa.. 
contributed $2,000 toward the erection of 
this edifice on account of its relations to the 
College. The College has therefore most 
intimate relation to this church and to its 
pastor. For forty-six years Dr. Isaac An- 
derson was pastor of this church, and for 
the last thirty-seven years was also Presi- 
dent of Maryville College. The preachers 
of a college town exert great influence upon 
its students. Two elaborate discourses ev- 
ery Sabbath constitute most of the studied 
public speaking to wliich the masses of the 
people listen. They learn, said Dr. John 
Todd, to think, to speak, and to pray as 
their pastor does. The ministry contrib- 
ute much to form the literary atmosphere 
of a college town. But they do far more. 
Theirs is a work of life and death. Tlrey 
are ambassadors for Christ. 

"This congregation, with the large body 
of students attending here, is one of the 
most important in the State of Tennessee. 
We welcome you. Dr. !McCulloch, most 
cordially to this high position, to all our 
devotional meetings at the College, to our 
recitation rooms, and to all the opportuni- 
ties and amenities of our College commun- 
, it\-. We welcome you especially to our 
meetings on days of prayer for colleges, set 
apart by the General Assemlilv, and to our 


annual evangelistic services, held early in 
the year ' ' 

The Westminster League was represent- 
ed in a good address by Robert B. Elmore, 
'go, and the Junior Endeavor Society by 
Miss Lula Goddard. After these speakers 
a very happy response was given by Dr. 
McCulIoch, a summary of which is as fol- 
lows : 

"I thank you most heartily for your cor- 
dial welcome. I am glad that in it you 
have given this representation to the sev- 
eral departments and various interests of 
our work here. In themselves they show 
the breadth and importance of this field. 

"The fact of Maryville College being 
here, and its close relation to this church, 
has been a strong attraction in drawing me 
to this field. I thank Dr. Boardman and 
the representative of the young people for 
this welcome. Certainly, the presence of 
such a number of students and young peo- 
ple with this noble band of teachers, alum- 
ni, and returned missionaries, in my audi- 
ence, will be most stimulating and satisfy- 
ing. I am fairly longing to get fully set- 
tled, and to get at my books and my study 
again. * " * 

"Time will not allow of a reference to 
women's heroic and fruitful service ifo'i' 
Christ from the very beginning, but I want 
to thank Mrs. Lamar for this welcome from 
the Missionary Society. I am sure I will 
find among this worthy band most appre- 
ciative listeners and most efficient helpers. 
* * * J rejoice that you gave the chil- 
dren a place in your welcome. I confess 
to an ambition in my ministry, to have the 
love and friendship of the children. I shall 
preach them special sermons, and shall 
strive in every way to be helpful to them. 
Though the choir has given no address of 
welcome, I want to recognize their pleas- 
ant contribution to our program to-night, 
and to express my satisfaction in the 
strength and helpfulness of this important 
department of our church service." 

After a reference to the function of the 
pastor in feeding the flock, Dr. McCulloch 

turned to the eating and social side of Hfe. 
After giving a humorous illustration, he 
confessed that he never felt so much at 
home with people and in such complete fel- 
lowship as when he got his feet under their 
dining table. * * * 

Dr. McCulloch then referred to the 
neighboring mountains, the beautiful scen- 
ery, and his fondness for outings ; to the 
hospitable welcome already experienced ; 
to the clear providential guidance and lead- 
ing in bringing about this pastoral relation ; 
to his desire for their love and for the bap- 
tism of the Holy Spirit, upon pastor and 
people for the great work before them. 

Dr. ■McCulloch closed his address by say- 

"God has been very good to us in our 
whole ministry. In all our work we have 
found noble friends, and have been given 
the love of our people. W'e come to you, 
however, a little older, somewhat riper in 
experience and discipHne, and we expect to 
find here some of the noblest friends of our 
lives, and to realize a pastorate happier and 
more useful than any we have ever en- 

The large congregation then came' for- 
ward to greet with a most cordial hand- 
shaking the pastor and his familv. 

Rev. George D. McCulloch, D.D.. was 
born at Center Square, Ind., 1849. ^^ 
was graduated at Wabash College, Ind., 
1876, and at McCormick Seminary 1878. 
He was licensed to preach by the Presby- 
tery of Crawfordsville 1878. He was or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Ottawa, and 
was pastor of the church at Paw-paw 
Grove, 111., 1878-81. Stated supply, Ef- 
fingham, Ind., 1881-82: S. S., Hillsbor- 
ough, 111.. '82-'89: pastor, Carrollton, 111., 
'89- '93 ; pastor, Glasgow Avenue Church, 
St. Louis, Mo.. '93-'99. He received from 
his alma mater the degree of A.M. 1885. 
and of D.D. 1897. He was called to tlie 
New Providence Church, Maryville, Tenn , 
August. 1899. 



From the Report of Dr. C. A. Duncan to the 
Synod of Tennessee, 

We now have 6,506 church memlxTs in 
our Synod. The Synod gives this year to 
the Board of Home Missions $2,327, a gain 
over last year of $541 ; to all the Boards, 
$6,026, a gain of $231. According to the 
Home Mission report made to the Synod in 
1880, our churches then contributed to this 
cause only $269.43. Though our member- 
ship is not double what it was then, we gave 
last year to Home Missions considerably 
more than eight times as much as was given 

The Board is urgently calling on our 
churches this year to strive to give at the 
rate of one cent a week, or 52 cents a year 
per member. If this be done, we shall 
report next year for Home Missions 
$1,056.12 more than was reported this year. 
Let us set this standard and come up to it 
as nearly as possible. 

The French Broad Presbytery was regu- 
larly organized Xov. 14, 1898. This Pres- 
byter}' consists of the sixteen counties of 
Xorth Carolina west of the- IMue Ridge 
Mountains, whose population in 1890' was 
182,623, or one-seventh of population of the 
State. Its area is 6,686 square miles, con- 
siderablv larger than Rhode Island and 
Connecticut together. New schools have 
been opened at Wallin's and Gehagan's, in 
?^Iadison Co., N. C and Miss Rose Hadden 
is under appointment to open a school in 
the Wilhite Valley, Sevier Co., Tenn. 

Ample and attractive school property has 
been erected in Burnsville, N. C, and Erwin 
and Flag Pond, Tenn., the result of the 
local interest fostered by the gifts of the 
Lord's stewards, whose attention was 
turned this way largely through the force- 
ful pleas of Rev. H. P. Cory. A building 
for school purposes was erected in Eliza- 
bethton, and partly finished, but with con- 
siderable debt. A good woman has fur- 
nished the means for removing the debt and 
finishing the Isuilding, and all tnt- property. 

in value about $5,000, will be deeded to the 
lioard of Home Missions. 

A manse has been completed in Jones- 
l)oro, and a manse and teachers' home pur- 
chased in Grassy Cove. 

John Knox, in Scotland, through the 
kirk organized a system of education which 
has kept Scotland in the front to this day. 
Previous to the Revolutionary War, where- 
ever Presbyterian immigrants to this coun- 
try settled, the schoolhouse was opened be- 
side the church. Dr. Samuel Doak, and 
later on Dr. Isaac Anderson, acted on this 
same principle in Eastern Tennessee, and if 
scores of primary and intermediate schools 
under Presbyterian control could have been 
maintained from the very first settlement 
of the country to the present, the Scotch- 
Irish population of our mountains would 
have been far different from what they are. 
Partly with an eye to providing for the 
Christian education of the neglected peo- 
ple of the country, the General Assembly 
of 1875 recommended a central organiza- 
tion, to be exclusively d^evoted to woman's 
v.'ork for Home Missions, and in 1878 a 
c(jnvention of Synodical delegates was held 
in Xew York City. 

This meeting resulted in the appoint- 
ment of the Woman's Executive Com- 
mittee, and in 1898 this committee became 
the Woman's Board of Home [Missions. 

In mv report as chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Home ^fissions in 1884. I called 
attention to the fact that six of the thirty- 
five counties, mostly in East Tennessee, in- 
cluding the territory which extends along 
and over the Cumberland ^Mountains, were 
without a trace of Presbyterianism, viz., 
Unicoi, LTnion, Hancock, Campbell. Meigs 
and James, and expressed the opinion that 
tlie true wa}" to enter such fields was 
through the evangelist, in connection with 
the Christian school. We have not done 
\\ hat should have been done, but it is pleas- 
ing to note that in at least two of these six 
Tennessee counties — Unicoi and Hancock 
— our denomination is represented by a 
church and two schools in the one, and bv 


two churches in the other, these two 
churches growing" out of the w'ork of t\yo 
young ladies, under the auspices of tne 
Sunday-school Board. 

In the distinctively mountainous region 
the work before us is immense. Though in 
our mountain schools we have over 3,000 
pupils, only the border of the need has been 

We are represented so far in only three 
of the sixteen counties of the French Broad 
Presbytery — Buncombe, Madison and Yan- 

It is the school that has opened up to us 
all that great territory in North Carolina. 
Our Woman's Board, to the full extent of 
its ability, will extend this school work. 
This is distinctively our work. Unless we 
go in our prayers and contributions and 
missionaries among all nations, we are not 
obeying our Master's injunction, and a fail- 
ure to do this will bring leanness to our 
souls and to our pocket books as well. 

But undoubtedly our special mission as a 
Synod is to foster the school work among 
our own people. By every providential in- 
dication we "are come to the kingdom for 
such a time as this." 


The Synod of Tennessee, which elects 
each year trustees for Maryville College, 
convened in Salem Church, at Washington 
College, on October 17, and was opened 
with a sermon by the retiring moderator. 
Rev. Thomas Lawrence, D.D. The Synod 
elected Rev. J. W. C. Willoughbv moder- 

The President of Maryville College pre- 
sented his report, and it will be published in 
the next issue of The Monthly. 

The following twelve trustees were elect- 
ed for a term of three years: Rev. E. A. 
Elmore, D.D., Rev. R. L. Bachman, D.D.: 
Rev. J. H. McConnell, Rev. J. N. McGin- 
ley, Rev. W. A. Ervin, Rev. J. T. Cooter, 
Rev. Thomas Lawrence, D.D.; Rev. Na- 
than Bachman, D.D.; Hon. W. A. McTeer, 

W. B. Minnis, A. R. AIcBath, Esq., and 
Joseph A. Mueck6. 

-The Presiderit of Greeneville and Tuscu- 
lum College presented his report, showing 
that the total value of the property was 
$32,000, and that the income from all 
sources last year was $4,240. Mrs. Cyrus 
McCormick has materially aided the Col- 
lege, and the Board of Aid granted $750. 
A scholarship of $1,000 was given last year 
to the College by Rev. Abram J. Clark. 
"After the death of his two sons, Mr. Clark 
determined that he would tr_A- to save a lit- 
tle money, that he might help educate other 
boys for the ministry. He rejoices greatly 
in the fact that God blessed him in his ef- 

The total number of students last year 
was 155. Synod recommended the Col- 
lege to the Board of Aid, and commended 
the effort to raise an endowment of $75,000. 

Interest in Foreign Missions was ac- 
centuated by the presence of two mission- 
aries. Rev. T. T. Alexander, D.D., and 
Rev. W. H. Lester. 

Dr. Alexander, a graduate of Maryville 
College, returns to his field, in Tokio, Ja- 
pan, where he has labored for twenty years, 
this fall. His addresses before Synod and 
the ladies' meetings were inspiring and 

Rev. W. H. Lester was forced to leave 
his chosen field of labor in Chili five 
weeks ago on account of poor health. 
He has been the beloved pastor of our 
church at Greeneville during these years, 
but an emergency in our mission work at 
Chili, and the urgent request of the Board, 
seem to make it a duty for him to return, 
for a while at least. 

Attention was also directed to the fact 
that Rev. Robert C. Jones, '94, and wife 
had sailed for Siam to do missionary work 
in Bangkok. 

A resolution was passed requesting Con- 
gress to debar B. H. Roberts on account of 
his polygamous practices. 

Sabbath-school work w^as emphasized in 
a popular meeting, w-ith addresses by Rev. 



H. P. Cory and other workers of the Sun- 
day-school Board. 

The sessions of Synod were inspirited 
and stimulated by the presence of the Sy- 
nodical Quartette, which was frequently 
called upon, and generously responded. A 
pleasing episode was the presentation, by 
Mr. Mathes, of Jonesboro, of a gavel made 
of wood taken from the first and second 
church edifices which have given place to 
the present handsome brick building. The 
church organization is over one hundred 
years old. 

The report of Dr. E. A. Elmore on Home 
Missions included a historical summary of 
the early pioneer work in Tennessee, which 
led to the establishment of Washington Col- 

After thanking the people of Salem 
Church for their hospitality, Synod ad- 
journed, to meet next year at Maryville 
with New Providence Church. 


The third triennial meeting of the Edu- 
cational Association of China, held May 17- 
20, at Shanghai, was one of more than usual 
interest. The Association is composed of 
Christian educators, mostly connected with 
Protestant mission institutions, and in- 
cludes members from all of the leading de- 
nominations. Its membership now num- 
bers about two hundred, and its usefulness 
as an organization was more than ever 
manifest at its latest and largest meeting. 

This Association, besides being a bond 
of union between missionary educators, has 
undertaken the work of providing suitable 
text-books for the Christian schools of 
China, and its latest catalogue shows a pret- 
ty complete list of text-books, embracing 
mathematics, natural science, mental and 
moral philosophy, • political and physical 
geography, political economy, international 
law, universal and church history, theology, 
etc. These books are mostly published in 
the classical stvle, but an increasing num- 

ber of books are being published in the 
Mandarin vernacular. 

Elementary books are generally pulj- 
lished in the various local dialects, a work 
which has not as yet been undertaken by 
the national organization, but which will 
doubtless demand more attention m its fu- 
ture work. The work of the Association 
is carried on largely through committees, 
an Executive Committee, located in Shang- 
hai, being the most important, and having 
charge of the Association's publication de- 
partment, as well as the work of prepara- 
tion for its triennial meeting. 

The Association, in the preparation of 
books for advanced schools, found it neces- 
sary to create a great many new terms. 
Committees were therefore appointed to 
prepare lists of geographical and biograph- 
ical names, and of scientific and technical 
terms. This has involved an immense 
amount of labor. The Chinese literature 
has been searched carefully, and when that 
has failed new words have been invented for 
the requirements of the times. This work 
has been going on for years, and is not yet 
complete, but an encouraging report of 
progress was given at the triennial meet- 
ing. There is a good deal of confusion in 
the books now in use, and education in the 
sciences is attended with many difficulties, 
but it is wonderful what can be done with 
such a stif¥ and unscientific language as 
that of China. 

The place which English has acquired in 
our Christian schools made it evident that 
the preparation and publication of books to 
be used in teaching our own mother tongue 
must be an important part of our work dur- 
ing the current triennium. An agent of the 
large English firm of ^Macmillan & Co.. was 
on hand with proposals to co-operate in 
this work, as well as in that of publishing 
books in the vernacular of China. Eng- 
lish text-books are having a large and in- 
creasing sale, and schools for teaching Eng- 
lish are rapidly increasing. One wealthy 
Chinese gentleman is reported as paying 
the salary of a missionary who gives a por- 



tion of each day to English instruction in 
his family. 

The personnel of the Educational Asso- 
ciation is largely American. Only a small 
number of English educators were present 
at the recent triennial meeting. This was 
not Ijecause of any national feeling, for 
there was a beautiful spirit of harmony, and 
^-ou would scarcely realize that there was 
anv difference of nationality or of creed 
among the members present. The Amer- 
ican missionaries are the leaders in educa- 
tional niatters in China, and to them the 
Chinese look for assistance when they 
found institutions for giving instruction in 
'"Western learning." The President of the 
Imperial University at Peking is Dr. W. A. 
P. ]\Iartin, an American : the Imperial 
Tientsin University is also presided over by 
an American, and so is the Xanyang Uni- 
versity at Shanghai : and the pioneer semi- 
nary, which has been instituted at Shang- 
hai for the education of girls, has an Amer- 
ican lady for its foreign principal. 

The President of our Educational Asso- 
ciation for this triennium is the Rev. Tim- 
othy Richard, an Englishman who became 
famous among the Chinese for his work in 
distributing relief during a great famine 
some years ago, and who is giving the ma- 
ture years of his missionary life to work in 
connection with the "Society for the Diffu- 
sion of Christian and General Knowledge 
Among the Chinese."' Xearly all the other 
ofificers of the Association^ are Americans, 
and the election of Mr. Richards as Presi- 
dent was significant of the desire on their 
part to avoid all appearance of national 
prejudice, as well as a desire to honor a 
popular and useful missionary. 

The^ Association ajipointed a committee 
to prepare a "Xational Examination 
Scheme," and to prepare a course of study, 
or several courses, for use in the schools 
of China. This committee is to memorial- 
ize the Chinese Government and urge upon 
it the need of educational reform and the 
estabHshment of a national system of ele- 
mentarv instruction ^s well as a reform in 

the present system of district, provincial 
and national examinations. 

The time is ripe for vigorous and united 
effort all along the line by the friends of 
Christian education in China, and we look 
forward to a triennium of unparalleled 
growth in all the lines of work undertaken 
by the Educational Association of China. 
J. A. Silsby, 

General Secretary and Secretary of the 
Executive Committee. 


When it was rumored, at the close of the 
College year, that the Athenian Quartette 
intended to make a tour of East Tennessee 
during the summer vacation, it seemed to 
some a hazardous experiment. The suc- 
cess, however, which attended the Quartette 
during the Glee Club's trip in March, and 
several other engagements were full of en- 

While the members were enthusiastic in 
getting ready for the trip, they were con- 
scious of possible reverses and disappoint- 
ments. Especially as they contemplated 
the hot summer nights which would pre- 
vent large attendances at some places. But 
none suffered more from the heat than the 
Quartette itself, as was manifested in the 
dilapidated condition in which they found 
their cuffs and collars at the close of each 
concert. The boys often sighed when they 
found their laundry bills coming in. 

The first trip was taken on untried 
ground, as far as any organization of the 
College was concerned, and this trip was 
contemplated with some little anxiety. Yet 
the members were undaunted in their de- 
termination to make a trial. And on the 
whole, this trip was the most successful, ex- 
cepting two concerts given on the second. 
At every town where a concert was given 
the Quartette was urgently requested to re- 
turn in the fall, when they were promised 
much larger audiences. 

The correspondents from the towns and 
cities visited seemed unanimous in their 



favorable reports of the work of the Quar- 

In visiting most of these places we had to 
depend upon friends and some energetic 
persons to take the concerts in hand. And 
wherever we found these friends taking 
deep and enthusiastic interest in our visit 
our success from every standpoint was 

The Quartette left Afaryville Saturday. 
June 3, on its first tour, after giving a con- 
cert the night before at Columbian Hall. 
The loyal friends of the Quartette were full 
of congratulations and good wishes. Thus 
inspired the Athenians bid good-bv to his- 
toric Maryville. and appeared before a select 
and enthusiastic audience at Holbrook Col- 
lege, Fountain City. The program was 
commented on as being very entertaining. 
^^^- ] ■ Q- ^^ allace's readings were well re- 
ceived. The students at HollM'ook enter- 
tained the Quartette over night, and snared 

no eiTorts to make it pleasant and enjoyable. 

Early Monday morning two of the mem- 
bers left for Loudon, where they met the 
energetic advance agent, Joe Broady. who. 
as usual, was heart and soul in his work. 
The concert was given in the Court-house, 
and an exceedingly appreciative audience 
greeted the boys after they made their first • 
appearance on the platform. There was 
no restraint to their cheering, and time aft- 
er time the Quartette had to giv-e encores ; 
indeed, the people sat waiting for more 
after the i)rogram was through. It hap- 
pened similarly at either places, when the 
Quartette had to give extra selections to 
pacify their audience. The good people 
crowded round the members at the close to 
congratulate them upon their success. 
Alany wanted to have the concert repeated 
the following night. 

( )n Tuesday night the concert was given 
at Lenoir City. The people at this place 



had heard from Loudon of the successful 
performance of the previous night, and they 
were almost as enthusiastic. Those who 
had the concert in hand urged the Quar- 
tette to return again. 

The correspondent from Athens wrote to 
the Journal and Tribtnie: "On Wednes- 
day night, at the University Chapel, the 
Athenian Quartette, of !Mary villa College, 
rendered a delightful program. Their sing- 
ing was remarked upon by many as being 
of great excellence, each voice being rich 
and full, and all harmonizing beautifully." 

Cleveland gave a fair house. But the 
program met with the same reception as at 
other places. The President of the Wo- 
man's Club and fellow-members were very 
hearty in their congratulations. Paul R. 
Dickie spared no effort to work the town. 

The Quartette's visit to Chattanooga gave 
the members an opportunity to take in the 
many historic sights for which this city is 
noted. The trip to Lookout Mountain Avas 
full of interest. Space will not permit to 
dwell at length upon the many events arid 
sights the Quartette were privileged to en- 
joy. The concert was given to a highly 
cultured audience, and the Chattanooga 
Times said: 

"The concert of the Athenian Quartette 
at the Christian Church last night was a 
great success. An appreciative audience 
was present, and each member was liber- 
ally applauded. The Quartette is picked 
k from the best musicians of Maryville Col- 
lege, and has enjoyed special training, 
which has placed the members in the front 
rank of popular musicians." 

The Athenians were delighted to reach 
J. Q. Wallace's home, at Soddy. where all 
met with a hearty welcome, which caused 
the boys to throw ofif all restraints and en- 
joy with grateful hearts the genuine hospi- 
tality of the Wallace family. Owing to the 
stormy weather, tlie concert was put off 
until Wednesday night, of which the Soddy 
Banner gave the following account: 

"The Athenian Quartette, from Maryville 
College, gave a concert in the L'. B. Church 

Wednesday night. The attendance was 
not large, but the program was of a very 
high order, and the Quartette showed them- 
selves to be in fine voice, highly cultured. 
Come again." 

The concert at Sale Creek on Monday, 
June 12, was well attended, and the enthu- 
siasm displayed by the audience was very 
marked. Here again the people opened 
their doors to give the boys a royal wel- 

We reached Spring City early on Thurs- 
day morning, and had an opportunity of 
taking a drive to Rhea Springs, on a pleas- 
ant visit to some friends The concert was 
given in the Baptist Church to an appre- 
ciative audience. We were pleasantly sur- 
prised by the appearance of JNIiss Alabel 
Franklin and ^Nlr. Joe Searle's brother, with 
two hacks full of friends, driven a distance 
of some miles. We found old and present 
students coming from long distances to at- 
tend the concerts. 

Friday inorning found us at Rockwood. 
We were met by the genial and courteous 
gentleman. Rev. W. A. Ervin, who escorted 
us to his study, and devoted all his time 
to make our visit enjoyable, as well as com- 
fortable. The concert was given in the 
Opera House. It was the largest audience 
we had since we started. The first number 
captured the audience, and the succeeding 
numbers were all encored, in some cases 
twice. The manager of the Opera House 
was very anxious to engage the Quartette 
in the fall. 

We left earlv the next morning, as one 
of the members was fe-eling very anxious 
to reach Kino^ston, and the drive of ten 
miles across the country seemed tedious. 
We were welcomed on our arrival bv the 
Muecke family, and though Saturday night 
was unfavorable, yet we had a considerable 
audience to welcome us at the Presbyterian 
Church, and the program was enthusiasti- 
cally received. The Quartette sang on 
Sundav at the Presbyterian and Methodist 

The ne.xt point was Harriman. and on 
our arrival we were cordially received by 
Dr. Gallion, who helped to make our visit 
a pleasant one. We were asked to sing at 
the Peabody Institute. The Knoxville 
JoiUMial and Tribune said: 

"The ]\Iaryville ^lale Quartette was pres- 
ent, and rendered some excellent music." 


The concert was given in the City Hall to 
a fair audience. 

The Quartette left Harriman at 5 o'clock 
the next morning for Coal Creek, where 
we gave a concert at the Baptist Church. 

The members felt glad when they started 
towards Maryville, having sung on an aver- 
age fifteen times at as many concerts. 

Aiter a week's rest, the Quartette started 
on its second trip, July i, to Upper East 
Tennessee. Mr. Hubert Lyle, '99. had 
been making preparations to give the Quar- 
tette a royal welcome. The whole sur- 
rounding country had been advertised, and 
the rumors reached us at New Market that 
Dandridge was eagerly anticipating our 
visit. After a pleasant drive from New 
Market, accompanied by Mr. H. T. Ham- 
ilton, we reached the hospitable home of 
Rev. W. H. Lyle, D.D. No eiifort was 
spared to make our four days' stay at Dan- 
dridge the most memorable of the two 
trips. We wish to express our gratitude 
also to the Misses Holtsinger, Meek, Rain- 
water and Webster for their share in mak- 
ing our visit so pleasant. We will let the 
correspondent from Dandridge to the 
Knoxville Journal and Tribune give an ac- 
count of the concert and reception. 

"Dandridge, July 8. — The reception giv- 
en by the Y. P. S. C. E. at the residence of 
Dr. J. A. Harris on last Saturday evening 
in honor of the members of the Athenian 
Quartette, of Maryville College, was one of 
the most enjoyable social events of the sea- 
son. The young society people of the com- 
munity were present to meet the distin- 
guished young gentlemen composing the 
Quartette and extend to them in unstinted 
measure that hospitality for which Dan- 
dridge is noted. One of the pleasant fea- 
tures of the CA'ening was the singing by the 
visitors, supplemented by local talent. 
Dainty refreshments. were served, and every 
one present voted the affair an unqualified 

"On Monday evening, in the public hall 
of the Court House, a concert was given by 
the Quartette mentioned above. The hall 
was filled by the people of the vicinity, eag- 
er to hear the vocal numbers of the young 
men. whose appearance had been pleasura- 
bly anticipated for weeks. A Dandridge 
audience is rather critical in the matter of 
music. There are a number of local people 
possessing rare musical talents, and the 
people are not strangers to good singing, so 
that the Quartette may congratulate them- 
selves on the words of praise of which they 

were the recipients. They captured their 
audience completely, and may well feel 
proud of their success, as may the society 
of which the}' arc members, and the College 
of which they are students. They bore 
away with them the best wishes of the com- 
munity, and, if Madame Rumor speaks 
truly, the hearts of the feminine popula- 

On Wednesday we ga\'e a concert at the 
Presbyterian Church, at White Pine. Not- 
withstanding the rain, the attendance was 
very good. The audience was well pleased 
with the program, judging from the flatter- 
ing' remarks made by those present. 

The next concert was given at Green- 
ville under the auspices of the Greenville 
Male Quartette. These gentlemen worked 
bard to get us a good audience. The re- 
ception accorded the Quartette when the 
Glee Club gave their concert, helped con- 
siderably to make our visit pleasant. A 
member of the above-mentioned Quartette 
escorted us through the tobacco factory, 
and the sight and odor left a deep impres- 
sion upon us, together with a severe head- 
ache and loss of appetite. 

We appeared on Saturday night at Jones- 
boro. Rev. John Eakin had, amid many 
dilificulties, secured us a fair audience, con- 
sidering that most of the inhabitants had 
gone to the Springs. The newspaper ac- 
counts and the expression of appreciation 
on the part of the audience were very en- 
couraging. The Quartette sang morning 
and evening on Sunday at the Presbyterian 

Monday night we gave a concert at the 
Opera House at Johnson City, under the 
auspices of the Woman's Club, and the 
audience was composed of some of the 
most cultured people of the city. The 
C'Uartette experienced much difficulty, es- 
perially in getting the key, owing to a brass 
band practicing in a building close by. 

The journey to Elizabethton was much 
enjoyed as we traveled through the roman- 
tic scenery. The mountains, towering high 
and rugged in the distance. The pastor of 
the Presbyterian Church and JNIessrs. Mc- 
Farland and Alexander met the Quartette 
at the depot. We were kindlv entertained 
at the homes of Crawford Alexander and 
Russell McFarland. These friends and 
others roused the whole surrounding com- 
munity, and their good work was crow"ned 
with great success. The church was crowd- 
ed to the doors. 



Owing to the delay of the local train 
from Elizabethton, we failed to make con- 
nections at Johnson City for ]\Iorristown, 
as we were to give a concert at Tate 
Springs Hotel on AVedriesda}- night. This 
was a great disappointment to the mem- 
bers. After spending another day at 
Johnspn City, we left early next morning 
•for New Market. This was the third visit 
of the Quartette to what we ma}' call our 
secon^d home, in less than five months. 
And we were welcomed by a sympathetic 
and appreciative audience. 

We left New Market, feeling somewhat 
tired, and on reaching Knoxville we began, 
for the first time in ten months, to separate. 
But we met again in about ten days at 
Wildwood Springs, where we g~ave a con- 
cert to a good audience, considering the 
stormy nature of the weather. 

The last concert was given at the College 
Chapel on Thursday. September 12. 

The Quartette gave twentv-fotir con- 
certs in all, and traveled over nine hundred 
miles. These two trips mark a new era in 
the history of the Society and our College, 
which we represented. 

Although there is only the writer left of 
the old Quartette, another Quartette, com- 
posed of Messrs. Jones, Franklin Ellis and 
Hamilton, has been organized, and from 
all indications promises well under the spe- 
cial training of Prof. H. Eueene Parsons, 
of Knoxville. W. R. Jones. 


The late Rev. Alfred M. Penland, '59. 
was one of the antebellum graduates of 
JMaryville College. He was a faithful son 
of his alma mater, and his last visit to 
i'laryville was in 1895, when his son, Fran- 
cis A. Penland, graduated. The record of 
his life and labors in the mountains of 
North Carolina for so many years is given 
ir. the following report to the French 
Broad Presbytery, of which he was a mem- 

"The Rev. Alfred M. Penland, one of the 
charter members of our newly organized 
Presbytery, was born in Beech, Buncombe 
Co., N. C.. November 14, 1833, and died 
November 26, 1898, in his 66th year. In 
earl}' life he made a profession of the reli- 
gion of the Lord Jesus Christ, and imited 
with the Presbyterian Chttrch on Reem's 
Creek. ;:nd soon thereafter became a candi- 
date for the Gospel ministry. 

"In order to prepare himself for his chos- 

en work, at the age of eighteen years he at- 
tended school at Sand Ilill Academy, and 
there received the rudiments of an English 
education. In bis tvrenty-second year he 
entered Maryville College, taking the regu- 
lar course, graduating from that institution 
in his twenty-sixth year. After this he en- 
tered Union Theological Seminary, N. Y., 
and taking a three years' course, graduated 
in 1862. 

"In 1866 he was elected to the principal- 
ship of the Brighton Institute, Staten Isl- 
and, N. Y., where he served four j^ears. 

"He was then married and returned to his 
native State and home on Reem's Creek, 
Buncombe Co., and took work under the 
Board of Home iMissions, and finally un- 
der the Woman's Board, and thus became 
the first pioneer missionary among the 
mountain people, teaching and preaching. 
He served at different times different 

"We gather from the information at 
hand, that he served the church at Reem's 
Creek twenty-two years. College Hill ten 
years, Davidson River and Brittain's Cove 
sixteen years. Pleasant Grove eighteen 
years. Beech thirteen years, organizing 
Beech and College Hill. During all these 
years he was the only Presbyterian minister 
of our Church, permanently located in this 
section, who was upholding the standard 
of the cross, and sowing the precious seeds 
of grace in the hearts of the neople. 

"He loved his work, and showed a devo- 
tion to the cause manifested but bv few. 

"He traveled over the mountains and 
throuo'h the storms to fill his appointments, 
preaching Christ to the people. He was es- 
oecially charitable to the poor, and hospita- 
ble to strangers, ever readv to feed the one 
and entertain the other. But his work on 
earth is done. It hath pleased the heavenly 
Master to call him from labor to refresh- 
ment. In his death he was triumpliant, 
having the consolation of that Gospel which 
he had preached to others. Among his last 
words were these, 'a desire to denart and 
be with Christ, which is far better.' Let us 
as a Presbvtery cherish his memorv, and 
labor on till the Master says. Tt is enough. 
Come up higher.' 

"Resolved, therefore, that a copv of this 
report and an expression of our tender sym- 
pathies be sent to his bereaved wife and 
children in their afifliction. 

"H. M. Boyd, F. A. McGaw, 


"Hot Springs, N. C. April 12. 1899." 



Maryville College Monthly. 

Vol. II. 

KOVEMBER, 1899. 

No. 2. 

ELMER B. WALLER, Editor-in-Chibf, 



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T. M. r. A. meets .Sunday at 1:15 P. M. Pres., 

Thomas Mnguire; Sec , 1. W. .ioues. 
Y. W. <". A. meets Sunday at 2:00 P.M. Pres., Ethel 

Minnis, Sec, Ora Rankin. 
College I'rayer neetiii^; meets Tuesdav at 6:3" 

P. M . 
S. T. B. K. M. mui'ts Wednesday at;3:':>P. M. I^ead- 

er, Fred L. Webb. 
Athenian Society— Senior Section meets Friday at 

7:i.UP. M. Pies., Geo. vv. Reed; Sec, F. L. Webb. 

.lunior Section meets Saturday, at T:liO P. M. 

Pres., James Dann., Sec , W. E. Lewis. 
Alpba Sigma Society— Senior Section meets Friday 

at 7:00 P. M. Pres., H C. Rimmer. Sec, W. D. 

JHammontiee Junior Section meets Saturday 

at 7:00 P.M. Pres., H. F.Hope; Sec.H. K. Gibson. 
Bainonian Society meets Friday at 7:00 P. M. Pres., 

Edith Newman; Sec, Carrie Arstingstall. 
Board of l>irector.s of College meets Jan. 10, 1900. 
Tlie Alnmni Assofiation meets Mav, :31. liioo. Pres., 

J. M. Goddard, Sec, Prof. S. T. Wilson. 
Execntive Committee of Board of Directors 

meets the sreond Tuesday of each month either 

at Maryville or Kno.xvllle The members are Maj. 

Ben Cunninfjham, and Maj. Will A. McTeer of 

Maryville; Col. Jolin B. Minnis, and Dr. E. A. 

Elmore of Knoxville, and A. R. McBath, of Fleii- 


Thanksgivino-_ Xovember 30. 

A College Glee Club is being formed. 

Mid-winter entertainment of the Athen- 
ian Society. December 8. 

The Bainonian Society has been studying 
some of Shakespeare's plays. 

Mid-winter entertainment of the .-Mpha 
Sigma Society, December i^. 

Mrs. Wilson, of Greencastle, Ind., has 
moved to Maryville. and her son is in Col- 

-Alore than two hundred and seventy .stu- 
dents, twenty more than last vear, are now 

Prof. John \V. Ritchie lately took his bot- 
any class to Sandy Springs, and the after- 
noon was profitably spent in botanizing. 

The following are the oflcers of the 
Senior class: President, Edwin Ellis; Vice 
President, Robert Elmore ; Treasurer, Mor- 
ton PZrvin. 

One of our students, \\'. AV. Choate, has 
opened a photographer's gallerv in town, 
where he does a good business after school 
hours and on Saturdays. 

The young ladies of the College have the 
exclusive use of the gymnasium for one 
hour a day on three days of the week. The 
favorite game at present is ba.sket ball. 

Among the late arrivals are: AMlliam 
Jennings, Templetoii, Ind. : Earl Xorth, 
Pic[ua, O. ; Beauford Davis. Sewania, Ga. : 
Earnest Atkinson, Salyersville, Ky., and 
R. S. Stephenson, Pennsylvania. 

The October "Intercollegian" has the fol- 
lowing about one of our graduates: 

."Mr. Kin Takahashi. who was a leader 
both in athletics and in Christian work 
while a student at Marswille College, and 
who was largely instrumental in securing 
the Association Building on its Campus, 
will devote his life to Young Men's Chris- 
tian Association work in Japan. He was 
Acting General Secretary of the Tokyo As- 
scciation while Mr. Xiwa was visiting this 
country last spring and summer." 

Alarried, at 7:00 o'clock AA'ednesday ev- 
ening, October t8. 1899. ^t the home of the 
bride's parents, in Grassy Cove, Tenn., 
Reuben Powel and Miss M. Agnes Kem- 
mer. Rev. Marion Rcnford officiating. Mr. 


Powel has been managing" the farm pur- 
chased of his father, Charlesworth Powel, 
by I. M. McCHntock, of Adair, la., during 
the past summer, and is one of the gradu- 
ates of Grassy Cove Academy, and of Mary- 
ville College, class of '98, and a veteran of 
the Spanish War. He has purchased a 
good stock farm in Grassy Cove, and will 
engage in stock raising. 

Prof. Herman A. Gofif left Maryville Oc- 
tober 24 to solicit funds in the East for La- 
mar Library, in accordance with the plan 
set forth in the last Monthly. His present 
address is 156 Fifth Avenue, New York 
City. This movement is one of great ne- 
cessity and importance. We have an ad- 
nn'rable library building, but it is deficient 
in recent and modern books. It is hoped 
that through the instrumentality of Pro- 
fessor Gofif men like Andrew Carnegie, 
who has lately given money for a library 
building for the Presbyterian College at 
Emporia, Kan., will become interested in 
the library of Maryville College. 

The second open meeting of the Alpha 
Sigma Society was held on Friday evening, 
C)ct. 22. The program consisted of music, es- 
says, declamations, a debate, and club torch 
swinging. The "Wise Brothers" are to be 
congratulated for the earnest and faithful 
work which they are doing this term. The 
Junior section is especially to be commend- 
ed for the interest manifested by its mem- 
ber'^, both in attendance and in literarv' 
v>ork. The participants in our mid-winter 
entertainment are as follows: Debaters, L. 
P). Pewley. H. R. Parker; orators, H. C. 
Rimmer, T. H. McConnell ; declamation, 
Fred. Hope; reading, "Alpha Sigma Ad- 
vance," R. M. Caldwell ; club torch swing- 
ing. Reuben Larson. 

During the past few weeks there has 
been considerable talk among the students 
about the adoption of the honor system at 
Maryville College. A committee has been 
appointed by the Y. M. C. A. to find out by 
correspondence how the system works at 
different colleges where it has been adopt- 
ed by the students. 

It is acknowledged that there is great 
need of inculcating a higher moralitv in 
this regard among many of our good and 
even rehgious students. 

The agitation which is now in progress 

can not fail to be beneficial, even if it is 
found inexpedient to introduce any "sys- 
tem" except a more systematic and con- 
stant crusade against this pernicious habit 
of cheating in class room. Dickinson Col- 
lege, of Carlisle, Pa., is also considering this 
same subject, and the last issue of the Dick- 
insonian has a strong article in favor of 
adopting the honor system. In view of 
tlie interest among our students we quote 
freely from this Dickinson College paper: 

"We do not believe that Dickinson in 
many particulars is worse than other col- 
leges and universities — in many respects 
she is better. Yet no one will deny the 
statement that cheating is practiced here to 
an alarming and disgraceful extent. Nor 
will the old excuse, that there is a great deal 
of cheating done in every college justify us • 
longer in the pursuance of this time-hon- 
ored custom. We take pride in the fact 
that there are men here who desire to have 
their diploma of more value than are those 
of the graduates of the schools of Ananias 
and Sapphira. 

"Now we wish to state, and our language 
is plain, that it would be difficult to find, in 
any class that has been here a vear or more, 
one man in ten who neither gives nor re- 
ceives aid in examinations. Again, Phi 
Beta Kappa fobs have been won in the past 
by men who 'cribbed' their way through 
college; and judging from the present 
prospects, there is little danger that history 
will fail to repeat itself. And most lament- 
able of all, the 'Crib' is accepted in a sur- 
prisingly natural manner vear after year as 
the burden-bearer of our world, the coverer 
of a multitude of sins. 

"In this statement of facts there is of 
course no implication concerning those who 
in their age and wisdom are perhaps dis- 
posed to consider the land of Nod better 
far than the land of Canaan. 

"The effects of this state of affairs are as 
evil as they are numerous. In the first 
place, the moral and religious life of the 
college will remain at a standstill, and fe^T 
lows generally will be cynically indifferent 
to religious matters as long as so many efl- 
deavor zealously to follow both God and 
Mammon. • '' 

"He stifles his conscience, if it ever gives ■ 
him any trouble, by saying this, 'every one 
else, does it.' Thus is the world .suonlied 
with another pious villain, another religious 
fraud. . ■• , . 

"The fellow who considers it more honor' 



to be a man than to win a tin wliistle must 
amuse himself with the consolations of phil- 
osoph}- and the wJTistling of 'The World Is 
Upside Down.' ' ■ : 

'"We appeal, then, to those who would 
have ev«ry man stand or fall upon his own 
merits, and not upon those of his neighbor, 
nor upon those of the text-book, nor yet 
upon the saving grace of a 'crib.' Let each 

man at the close (jf an examination state 
upon his honor that he has neither given 
nor received any aid during the examina- 
tion. If any brother be taken in a fault, 
let them that are spiritual wait upon him. 
If, after warning, he persists in doing evil. 
let him then be reported to the faculty, and 
be retired from pubHc life for a season t'> 
meditate upon the error of his way." 

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REV. S. W. BOARDMA.X, D. D. , LL. D., 

President and Professor of Mental and Moral Science and 

of Did actio Theology. 


Professor of the English Language and Literatnie, 

and of the Spanish Language. 


Professor of Mathematics. 


Professor, Registrar and Librarian. 


Professor of the Greek Language and Literature. 

H. C. RIDDLE, Ph. D., 

Professor Elect of Natural Science. 


Professor of the Latin Language and I^iterature. 


Principal of the Preparatory Department, and Profes- 
sor of the Science and Art of Teaching. 


Instructor in the Preparatoiy Department. 


The College offers four Courses of Study — the 
CLAS.SICAL, the Philosophical, the Scientific 
and the Teacher's. The curriculum embraces 
the various branches of Science, Language, Lit- 
erature, History and Philosophy usually embraced 
in such Courses in the leading colleges of the 
countrj. It has been greatly broadened for the 
current year. Additional instructors have been 
provi ded. 

The location is very healthful. The com- 
munity is noted for its high morality. Seven 
churches. No saloons in Blount county. Six 
large college buildings, l)esides the President's 
house and two other residences. The halls heat- 
ed by steam. A system of waterworks. Campus 
of 2.50 acres. The college under the care of the 
Synod of Tennessee. Full corps of instructors. 
Careful stipervision. Study of the sacred Scrip- 
tures. Four literary societies. Rhetorical drill. 
The Lamar library of more than 10.000 volumes. 
Text-book loan libraries. 

For Catalogues, (! irculars 

Instructor in the Ancient Languages. 


Instructor in the Natural Sciences. 

Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 


Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 

Instructor on the Piano and (Jrgan. 

Instructor in Modern Languages. 

Instructor in Elocution. 





Manager of the Co-operative Boarding Club. 


Assistant Manager of the Co-operative Boarding Clul). 


Competent and experienced instructors give 
their entire time to this department, while a 
number of the Professors of the College depart- 
ment give a portion of their time to it. There 
are here also four courses of study. 


The endowment reduces the expenses to ab- 
surdly low figures. The tuition is only $6.00 per 
term, or $12.00 -per year. Room rent in Baldwin 
Hall (for young ladies) and Memorial Hall (for 
young men) is only $3.00 per term, or $6.00 per 
year. Heat bill, .$3.00 per term. Electric lights, 
20 cents per niontli. Instrumental music at low 
rates. Board at Co-operative BoARDiNa 
CLfB ONLY about $1.20 Pek Week. Youug la- 
dies may reduce even this cost by work in the 
club. In private families board is from $2.00 to 
$2 50. Other expenses are eorrespondingl.y low. 

Total expenses, $7").00 to $125.00 per year. 

The next term opens January, 3, 1000. 
r other information, address 

THE REGISTER, Maryville, Tenn. 

* Absent on leave in the interest of the Library. 

Maryville College Monthly. 



Number 3. 



The careers of the EngHsh and Spanish 
languages have been somewhat similar. 
The mother languages — the Anglo-Saxon 
and the Latin — entered upon their flux and 
flow from their ancient condition, at the 
time of the barbarian conquests of Britain 
and Spain. Both soon received admixtures 
ot alien elements ; the invading Anglo-Sax- 
on, from Celtic and Scandinavian sources, 
and the invaded Latin, from Gothic sources. 
Both were the gainers in extent of vocabu- 
lary through the humiHation of a national 
defeat: the English notably so, by the Nor- 
man conquest; and the Spanish, to some 
degree, through the Saracenic invasion and 
Moorish dominion. 

Furthermore, English and Spanish have 
since those epoch-making conquests had 
careers of momentous importance and in- 
terest, such as might be expected of the lan- 
guages of the two nations that discovered 
a new world and divided it between them, 
and, in doing so, filled the trump of fame 
with the story of their matchless enterprise 
and glorious deeds of valor. Both were 
enriched by the spoils of scores of lan- 
guages with which their voyagers, conquis- 
tadors, explorers, adventurers, traders, and 
colonists, came in touch, during their world- 
wide wanderings. 

More even than the French or any other 
descendant of the imperial Latin, and than 
any other continental language, the Span- 
ish has, at times, contested with our own 
cosmopolitan mother tongue the prece- 
dence as the universal tongue. The Span- 
iards and their brothers of Portugal took 
possession of South America, and of more 
than one-fifth of North America ; the Eng- 
lish took possession of what was left of 
North America. The Spaniards took the 
West Indies and some of the Northern 

East Indies; while the EngHsh, after long 
waiting, took a lion's share of the islands of 
the South Seas. 

Here, however, the resemblance ends. 
Spain became moribund, while England 
discovered the fountain of perpetual youth, 
in search of which the Spaniard had wasted 
his Hfe. The insular and peninsular homes 
of these similar and dissimilar languages are 
separated by less than five hundred miles,, 
as the ocean greyhound courses ; yet they 
have had comparatively little contact with, 
each other. In the Middle Ages the era 
sades gave each people a realization of the 
existence of the other, but little more. Even 
Sir John Maundeville failed to include Spain- 
in his veracious account of what he and his 
gossips had seen. Robert Bruce's heart, 
on the way to Jerusalem, found its way tO' 
Spain, but only by a rom.antic chance. For 
all practical purposes the Pyrenees have 
made Spain an island. Out of the line of 
the great rotites of travel, and isolated by- 
racial, linguistic, and, later on, religious bar- 
riers, it is little wonder that the peninsular 
Spaniards have had few dealings with the: 
insular English. 

There was a time, however, when the 
Spanish language was studied, read. and. 
spoken by many EngHshmen. During the 
period covered principally by the reigns of 
Elizabeth and the earher Stuarts, the rela- 
tions of England and Spain were so inti- 
mate as commercial, political, and military 
rivals and enemies, that the study of the 
Spanish was very common in England. 
The evidences of familiarity with Spanish- 
are frequent in the literature of the period. 
Bacon quotes Spanish proverbs almost as 
freely as he does those of the classics. 
Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and other dra- 
matists of the period, interlard their dia- 
logues with Spanish words. Kings, cour- 
tiers, and statesmen counted Castilian a 



necessary accomplishment. "The Spanish 
match" increased the devotion paid to the 
language. While the Armada had brought 
with it the instruments of torture of the In- 
quisition for use in converting English 
Protestants, Archbishop Williams, at the 
time of the proposed "match," prepared a 
translation of the English liturgy into Span- 
ish for use in converting the Spaniards. In 
those days literature was decorated with 
quotations of Spanish in very much the 
same way as the letters of the newspaper 
correspondents and of the soldier boys in 
our new possessions have been sprinkled 
with Spanish expressions. 

As the decadence of Spain removed the 
causes of rivalry, the nations drifted apart, 
and since that period the English-speaking 
world has felt small interest in the Spanish 

In these last few years, however, the two 
peoples have again come into contact. As 
on the former occasion, antagonistic cur- 
rents have met in the electric flash, and as a 
result, interest in the language of Spain has 
revived, and, we may believe, revived never 
to die, until, at the millennium, Spaniards 
and all shall talk English ! 

The second period of interest taken in the 
Castilian tongue has, then, but recently be- 
gun. Strange that it should be so long in 
commencing ! 

The recent war is to be credited with 
much of this revival of interest. Hostile 
armies, if the war but last long enough, will 
learn one another's language. Commerce, 
also, follows war. 

The revival had, however, already begun 
before the war of 1898. The increase of 
commercial relations with INIexico and with 
Central and South American countries ; the 
International American Conference of 
1889-90; the reciprocity treaties; and the 
work of the Bureau of South American Re- 
publics, had combined to increase the de- 
mand for Spanish-speaking young Ameri- 
cans to act as representatives of the manu- 
■facturing and commercial interests of the 
United States. The two large volumes of 

"Commercial Nomenclature," published in 
1894, under the auspices of the Bureau of 
American Republics, attest the increasing 
demand for the Spanish language in com- 
merce. Were the reasons for the study of 
Spanish enumerated, the practical utility of 
that study would demand the first place in 
the enumeration. 

It is devoutly to be hoped that the need 
felt for Spanish by the military forces of the 
United States may not long continue on a 
large scale ; yet the efficiency of the officers 
and even of the privates of an army during 
an active campaign is considerably in- 
creased if they understand the language, as 
well as the tactics, of the enemy. To a 
foixe of occupation, it becomes a matter of 
comfort, if not of necessity, that a speaking 
acquaintance with the language of the 
country occupied be obtained. The offi- 
cers and many of the privates sta- 
tioned in Cuba, Porto Rico, and the Philip- 
pines have felt this need, and are now en- 
gaged in the study of the Spanish. The 
writer has had occasion to know this to be 
true, as he has received numerous inquiries 
regarding text-books from our boys in the 
army. Every American soldier, ambitious 
to render his country the best possible ser- 
vice in the present juncture, should add 
some knowledge of the Spanish language to 
his knowledge of the science of war. With 
good reason have our cadets at West 
Point and Annapolis long had Spanish as a 
part of their curriculum. 

Our contact with Spanish is political. 
What is essential to successful political 
dealing with our Spanish-speaking country- 
men is their confidence. That confidence 
they yield more readily to those who speak 
their beloA^ed language "simpaticamente" 
— with sympathy. Besides, there seems 10 
be some mystic power immanent in the 
Spanish language that makes it easier for 
the Anglo-Saxon, when he has acquired a 
thinking knowledge of the "idioma" to en- 
ter into a real and charitable appreciation of 
the character, prejudices, and foibles of 
those who were to the language born. The 



fact that not only Spain and Spanish Ameri- 
ca, but also our new possessions, are to- be 
dealt with diplomatically, in both senses of 
the word, if dealt with successfully, renders 
the knowledge of the Spanish language on 
the part of our diplom.atic corps and consu- 
lar representatives an imperative need. Our 
brusque American manners and unlovely 
guttural speech ofttimes arouse disgust and 
antipathy among those who speak the 
courtly and rhythmic Castilian ; while, on 
the other hand, our attempts to speak their 
beloved language, halting though they be, 
disarm hostility and open the way for a mu- 
tual understanding and honorable settle- 
ment of differences. Patient, honest, and 
courteous officials that are able to speak 
Spanish will, by their patience, candor and 
urbanity, be worth armies to our nation's 
cause. For efficiency's sake, the officials in 
our new possessions ought to be bi-lin- 

The army of representatives of the dif- 
ferent lines of American industries now en- 
tering Spanish-America, are fully persuad- 
ed of the value of the knowledge of Span- 
ish, for it is money to them. As yet, com- 
paratively few realize the vast field for 
American capital and enterprise that lies 
almost unexploited within the natural 
sphere of our predominant influence. Ev- 
ery land that is rendered fearless of foreign 
invasion by the protection ("amparo," as 
they term it), of the Monroe doctrine, needs 
American trade, has it in part, and, ere long, 
will have almost inconceivably more of it. 
While Africa, Asia, and the isles of the sea 
are being partitioned out by the European 
powers, the Spanish-American States, tran- 
quil, except for petty local disturbances, en- 
joy immunity from fear of Europe, and from 
consequent business demoralization — an 
immunity for which the Anglo-Saxon giant 
of the North is thanked in their heart of 
hearts. The early Spanish invaders were 
only partially successful in discovering "El 
Dorado" that they sought to win by blood 
and brutality. The Anglo-Saxon peaceful 
invaders of trade and commerce will be phe- 

nomenally successful in finding Dorados 
for themselves and for the people with 
whom they trade ; and they will win those 
Dorados by brain and brawn. One of the 
best financial investments, certified to pay 
heavy dividends to the capable investor, is 
a thorough knowledge of the two commer- 
cial languages of the Western world. 

Where the American sailor, soldier, diplo- 
matist, traveler, and business man lead the 
way, the man with the school-book will fol- 
low. General Eaton has already asked for 
vSpanish-speaking American teachers to as- 
sist in setting in successful operation the 
new school system just introduced into 
Porto Rico. Similar calls will be made 
from Spanish-America for generations to 
come ; and the supply of these capable mis- 
sionaries of education is inadequate to meet 
the demand. In these days of the super- 
abttndance of available teachers, let a good- 
ly number equip themselves for useful and 
remunerative employment among the 
Southern peoples, who, for variou reasons, 
are anxious to study our language and 
science, and to share our civilization. 

One of the most practical advantages to 
be secured by the knowledge of the Span- 
ish language is the use that may be made of 
it in furthering the cause of Christian mis- 
sions. Upon the Protestantism of our land 
rests the mighty duty of evangelizing sixty- 
five millions of Spanish-speaking people. 
Self-preservation demands the evangeliza- 
tion of the West Indies and the Philippines ; 
that we may escape the condemnation of 
Cain, Mexico, our next-door neighbor, 
must be brought under the sway of a Bil)le 
Christianity; while Christ-like compassion 
nuist remove the epithet "neglected" frcni 
the mighty continent that shares the West- 
ern hemisphere with us. No more imatitig' 
mission field is lighted by the sun in his cit- 
cuit. Besides the other forms of missicn 
activity, there awaits the author and trans- 
lator the noblg mission of creating a Pro- 
testant literature, without which the regen 
eration of the Romanist republics wil\ be 
impossible. The Gospel may find its sweet 



way through the sympathetic Spanish to the 
■ears and hearts of immortal multitudes in 
Manila, Iloilo, Madrid. Buenos Ayres, 
Montevideo, Asuncion, Santiago, La Paz, 
Lima, Bogota, Quito, Caracas, San Juan, 
Havana, Guatemala, Mexico City, and our 
Santa Fe. And that wondrous "open se- 
same" language may be learned in the Uni- 
ted States, so that no weary period of ex- 
pense to the mission boards, and of tanta- 
lizing inactivity, or health-breaking double 
"work, be undergone by the zealous ambas- 
sador of our faith. The Gospel in English 
is glorious, but the Gospel in Spanish seems 
in its gentleness to feel about one's heart 
until the hearer, as Drumtochty would put 
it, finds himself "far ben." 

The study of the Spanish language as a 
means of culture has been much underval- 
ued. Our contact with Spain has been 
principally martial, poHtical, and commer- 
cial, and not literary. Now, however, we 
may well alTord to listen to the testimony of 
Ticknor, Irving and Prescott, and consider 
the claims upon us of Spanish as an organ 
of literature. President Lincoln claimed 
the tune of "Dixie" as part of the spoils of 
war ; then it became no longer a sectional 
air, but a national favorite. In part, at 
least, the Spanish language may be justly 
claimed as one of our spoils in the recent 
war ; and now our people may well see more 
than their prejudiced eyes have hitherto 
been willing to see, in the language of their 
hereditary rival. 

The fact is that the Spanish is a noble 
language. Of the lineage of imperial 
Rome, it has no superior in richness and 
beauty among Romance languages. Pre- 
serving most remarkably the grammatical 
structure and vocabulary of the classic 
Latin : approximating in orthography the 
phonetic system ; and possessing such a 
method of pronunciation as can be mastered 
in two or three hours by an apt student, it 
presents few serious difficulties before the 
ambitious learner. Aside from the idioms 
to be expected in every language, the Span- 
ish, while rich in vocabulary and phrasing. 

is surprisingly simple to one who has mas- 
tered Latin or French. Roman, Gothic, 
Vandal, and Arab contribute to its com- 
pleteness their rich offerings of words, and 
aided by tributary languages of the modevn 
world, render the language one of admira- 
ble breadth and capabihties. It has a 
wealth of proverbs unsurpassed by the 
speech of any occidental people. It is son- 
orous and poetical. Every hidalgo is a 
rhetorician. In the study of Spanish is 
foimd many a key to ethnic and lingviistic 
problems. As a language it merits respect 
alike from linguist and philologist. 

The literature of the Spanish language, 
peninsular and colonial, has been consider- 
able, but has not attracted the attention it 
deserves. True it is that no pre-eminent 
historian, philosopher, scientist, or epic poet 
has arisen in Spain ; but in lyric poetry of 
the romantic order, and in ballads of chival- 
ry and knight-errantry, few literatures are 
so rich ; while in the field of the drama and 
the novel, there are to be found some of the 
vvorld's greatest artists. Lope de Vega and 
Calderon de la Barca rank equal with the 
best dramatists of the modern era, Shakes- 
peare alone excepted. The immortal Don 
Quixote leads the novels of the world in 
popularity, and Cervantes, its author, easily 
overshadows his compatriots who later en- 
tered his field ; but such novelists as Galdos, 
Alarcon, Valera, and Pereda, are, at last, 
winning an international audience for tlie 
writers of Spain. As a key to an extensive 
literature, the Spanish language deserves 
consideration at the hands of those who 
seek the culture that books alone can im- 

One of Lord Byron's biographers tells us 
that young Byron, while touring Spaiti, 
made earnest love to a maiden of Cadiz, "by 
the help of a Spanish dictionary." Wliat 
Americans may well do, with far nobler 
aims than inspired the erratic Byron, is to 
equip themselves "by the help of a Spanish 
dictionary" to win martial, diplomatic, com- 
mercial, educational, religious and cultural 
successes, for the honor and profit of Saxon 



America, and for the good of the Spanish 
world. The Spaniard discovered America ; 
let the Anglo-Saxon redeem Spanish Amer- 


It is a generally accepted notion that the 
sons of great men are often a discredit to 
their sires. History assures us that the son 
of Solomon was the miserable Rehoboam ; 
that the son of Charlemagne was "Louis the 
Mild" ; that of Cromwell, "Tumble-down 
Dick," and that of Napoleon, the imbecile 
"King of Rome." 

But preachers" sons are not all 
bad ; there is a royal heredity, and many 
cases of it are recorded in history, such as 
the Hapsburgs, the Plantagenets, the Tu- 
dors, and the House of Orange. These 
and many other houses have done much in 
shaping the history of the world, but we 
wish to note especially the House of Oi- 
ange, and the two great services it has ren- 
dered the world. 

The House of Orange takes its name 
from a city in Southern France. Charles 
V. of Spain was also Count of Holland and 
Zealand. To rebuke that rebellious people 
of the Netherlands, in 1540 he placed over 
them Rene of Chalons, Prince of Orange, 
as stadtholder. He thus forced upon them 
that great family which has both shed luster 
on the history of Holland, and defended at 
home and elsewhere the liberties of Europe. 
From William the Silent for over 350 years 
their achievements have gilded the pages of 
history, and to-day the House of Orange 
occupies the throne of Holland in the per- 
son of Queen Wilhelmina. 

Time forbids us to recount the beginning 
and rise of the grand republic of the Neth- 
erlands, but we do wish to note its condi- 
tion at the time of William of Orange. In 
that beautiful lowland of industrious and 
liberty-loving people there arose from afar 
upon those provinces the threatening sha- 
dow of a coming evil more terrible than any 

which had yet oppressed them. What was 
this awful specter of torture, flame and 
desolation? It was the blighting Inquisi- 

That institution of infamy was set up in 
the Netherlands in 1560, by Philip II. of 
Spain. Philip was the most powerful mon- 
arch in the world at that time, and the zeal- 
ous champion of Catholicism. His aim was 
to exterminate every one who was not a 
Catholic. His advance agents were the In- 
quisitors. They arrested on suspicion, tor- 
tured till confession, and then punished by 
fire ; they knew no law, but were the high- 
est authority, both civil and religious. They 
went abovtt dragging people from their 
firesides or beds, and arresting, torturing, 
strangling, burning, without the shadow of 
warrant, information, or process. Thou- 
sands upon thousands died at their hands in 
every city. 

But this is only the first portentous sha- 
dow of the disastrous eclipse ; the twilight 
usher of thick darkness -that is to cover the 
whole heavens as with a pall, to be broken 
only by the blazing lightnings of bloody 
and rebellious warfare. 

The horrors of these infernal ministers of 
death redden with sacred blood the pages of 
history, while to the disgrace of humanity 
the historian has rarely applied to their bru- 
tal authors the condemnation they deserve. 
The massacres instituted by the pitiless 
Spanish army are beyond the capability of 
our vocabulary to describe. At Antwerp 
over ten thousand human beings, most of 
them defenseless men and women, gray 
hairs and infant innocence, attractive youth 
and wrinkled age, were butchered in one 
day and night. And the morning's sun 
rose upon that once beautiful city inun- 
dated with blood and wasting in flame. 
Many deeds are recorded, the horrors of 
which cry out to heaven for judgment. 

But why do we recount these acts of hor- 
ror? Are these things beneath the dignity 
of history? \Miat is the cause of all this 
torture? It was that a people demanded the 
right to worship God according to the die- 



tates of their own consciences. With these 
things going on, is it any wonder that the 
people should rebel? But, as in the days of 
old, when the children of Israel were in dis- 
tress, and without a guide, the Lord raised 
up that mighty leader Moses to conduct 
them to the "Promised Land," so, to the 
distressed Netherlands the Lord raised up a 
man in the person of "William the Silent." 

Against this great sea of cruelty and cor- 
ruption he set his breast, unflinching and 
undaunted. His honor was ever ttntar- 
nished. But who can recount his sufiferings 
for his people. Though a Catholic at first 
himself; his heart went out to the oppressed 
people. His cause was such as heaven 
would defend. He knew full well the pow- 
er of the tyrant Philip, but he also knew his 
duty to his native country. Upon his 
shoulders rested a government dearer to 
him than life. He made no terms with the 
oppressor, but took up arms for justice and 
liberty. Though often defeated and sub- 
jected to hardships of every kind, he was 
never discouraged. And soon success, 
step by step, rewarded his efiforts. The 
tyrant was driven from the land ; the Inqui- 
sition was a thing of the past ; peace again 
reigned. Then it was for him to be glad 
exceedingly who had sorrowed immeasur- 
ably. Never was such oppressive sorrow 
relieved by such overwhelming joy. It was 
as if it had fallen from above. Men em- 
braced men in brotherhood who were 
strangers in the flesh. They sang or 
prayed, or deeper yet, many could only 
think thanksgiving and weep gladness. 
William of Orange was first in the hearts 
of his people. He instituted a new govern- 
ment, established new laws, and gave the 
people the freedom so dearly bought, both 
civil and religious. His service was so 
great that they gave to him the name of 
"Father William." 

Yet scarce had this peace and joy settled 
down upon the land when another affliction 
came, a sorrow that swept throtigh the land, 
as when a cyclone sweeps through forest 
and field, leaving darkness and distress be- 

hind. A foul assassin in the pay of the de- 
feated Philip did the baleful work. And 
"Father William" was "Silent" indeed. The 
guiding star of that brave little nation 
winked out and is gone, but the influence of 
its benign rays lives on. William the Silent 
immortalized himself in the service of lib- 
erty, his country, and his God. 

Lie was succeeded to the throne by his 
son Maurice, and he in turn by Frederick. 
These men did good service for their coun- 
try, and sustained the reputation of their re- 
nowned family, yet they lacked the oppor- 
tunity for acts of transcendent service. 

Over a century later there arose a prince 
in that little republic who was destined to 
be the greatest of his race. He was the son 
of William II. of Orange and Mary of Eng- 
land. He received the title of William HI. 
of Holland and England. He grew up in 
an air of prejudice and jealousy. He was 
silent, self-contained and of grave tempera- 
ment. He was weak and sickly from his 
cradle. But beneath that cold and sickly 
presence lay a fiery and commanding tem- 
per, an immovable courage, and a political 
ability of the highest order. William II. 
was a born statesman. When Louis XIV^. 
of France, then the most powerful monarch 
in the world, was spreading his conquests 
across the Rhine and threatening Amster- 
dam, William arose to the occasion, and by 
successful work against his mighty foe, 
gained full control of the hearts of his peo- 
ple. He soon became absolute ruler. He 
became such a power for liberty and Pro- 
testantism, that in 1677 negotiations for 
peace went on, and were hastened by the 
marriage of William of Orange to Princess 
Mary, daughter of James IL, at that time 
Duke of York. 

But what was the condition of England ? 
We have but to mention: The foolish policy 
of Charles II. , which bound England to 
Louis XIV. ; the succession of James II. , 
the religious persecution, Monmouth's Re- 
bellion, the Bloody Assizes, the advent of 
the Pretender, and the history lies before us. 
At this point, you well know, the nobles 



who were loyal to the Church and State, 
and who hated Louis, sent to William of 
Orange to come with an army and defend 
the rights of his wife to the throne. En- 
dowed with a greatness of soul, and in- 
spired with public spirit and love of human- 
ity, he considered the invitation. The pleas 
of nature and friends gave way to those of 
an oppressed people, and, urged on by the 
loftiest motives, he flies immediately to 
their relief. He arrives. See him step 
forth with his gallant band, with his arms 
buckled on for liberty ; see him, with forti- 
tude unparalleled, with perseverance inde- 
fatigable, deaf to pleasure, cheerfully en- 
countering all the hardships of military life. 
Modest in prosperity, and shining like a 
meteor in adversity, we see this patriotic 
hero standing there, ready to do or die for 
liberty and justice. But no bloodshed was 
needed ; the cowardly James fled like a 
stricken deer, deserted by all his army. 

In i6Sg a convention was called in which 
James II. was deposed and the crown ten- 
dered to William and Mary. But was the 
service of William over at this juncture? 
No. It had but fairly begun. He defends 
Protestant England from the dreaded 
champion of Catholicism, Louis XIV. of 
France. He instituted the "Bill of Rights," 
which was, in the words of Chatham, the 
last chapter in "the Bible of English liber- 
ty." It gave to the English people a lib- 
erty only surpassed by the sweet freedom 
which we here enjoy under the Stars and 
Stripes. Yes, it instilled into the hearts of 
our mother country those qualities which 
in time made America free ; it was so in- 
grafted in the great spirits of the "Pilgrim 
Fathers" that just exactly one hundred 
years from the time William took his seat 
on the English throne, the American people 
framed a constitution containing every prin- 
ciple that he instituted in the "Bill of 

But what would have been the condi- 
tion of the world to-day had Louis suc- 
ceeded in his wicked policy? It is useless 
to attempt a prophecy. Born in the ap- 

proaching dawn of the 20th Century, and 
in the light of free America, our minds do 
not run low enough to conceive of anything 
so horrid and degrading. We are too busy 
thanking God for what we have, to take 
the time. Let all honor be given to the 
greatest advocate of civil and religious lib- 
erty. For wherever England has gone 
with her numerous colonies in different 
parts of the globe, the influence of William, 
Prince of Orange, has gone. Give these 
services a place in your memory! For 
twice has the House of Orange snatched 
order from confusion, and enthroned lib- 
erty ; twice has the House of Orange 
snatched Protestantism from imminent de- 
struction. All honor to the name of Or- 
ange ! T. H. IMcConnell, 1900. 


There were employed during the last 
academic year in Maryville College twelve 
males and four lady teachers. Aside from 
servants and students who do some work, 
five or six other persons have been engaged 
in the care of the Boarding Club, the build- 
ings and the grounds. 

There were in al tendance last vear 3S0 
students, of whom 251 were young men, 
and 129 young ladies. In the Preparatorv 
Department there were 297, of whom 194 
were young men and 103 young ladies. In 
the College Department there were 71, of 
whom 45 were young men and 26 voimg 

The Y. M. C. A. is now using, with 
much pleasure, the new rooms in Bartlett 
Hall. Grounds, including 262 acres, nine 
buildings, and water supply, are valued a I 
$99,420.00. The General Endowment 
Fund is $237,803.79. Of this, however, on 
July I, $39,500 were mactive, leaving the 
general productive fund $198,303.79. Be- 
sides this, $9,000.00 are to aid students, 'n- 
cluding the Carson Adams Fund of $6,300. 
Tuition and other fees from students vield- 
ed last year $3,595.58. Interest on notes 



yielded $12,233.58. Total expenses for the 
year, $20,943.25. Collections for Bartlett 
Hall, from 1895 to May, 1899, have 
amounted to $10,950.04- At the annual 
meeting- of the Board of Directors a dona- 
tion of $4,000 was made to this object. Ex- 
penditures during the year 1898-9 on the 
Fayerweather Science Hall, in building, fix- 
tures and furniture were $11,167.67. 

At the annual meeting of the Board of 
Directors, in May, permanent arrangements 
were made for the control of Bartlett Hall, 
erected for the Y. M. C. A., under a joint 
committee of directors, faculty and students. 

Professor Gofif was granted a furlough 
for the purpose of endeavoring to raise 
$20,000 as a permanent fund for the Col- 
lege Library, which now contains only 
about eleven thousand volumes. The loan 
library continues to be remarkably useful. 
The Maryville College Monthly has been 
useful in many ways. Faculty conferences 
on important college themes have been in- 
troduced. A college glee club of twenty- 
two members gave, in the spring, success- 
ful concerts in Jonesboro, Greenevilie, 
Morristown, Knoxville, New Market and 
Maryville. Lectures were given by the fac- 
ulty in several places within the Synod at 
about the same time. These visits of mem- 
bers of the College, both professors and 
students, among the people have apparently 
drawn students to the College. Excellent 
evangelistic services were conducted in the 
chapel in February. Rev. S. C. Dickey, 
D.D., of Winona, Ind., preached with much 
acceptance, and with good results. 

Maryville College was represented at Wi- 
nona during the summer by Prof. S. T. Wil- 
son, D.D., who taught Spanish, and ren- 
dered other valuable services during the 
season. Our Synodical Quartette was also 
there heard with great interest and ap- 
proval. Several of our students and some 
other citizens attended at Winona, so that 
considerable influence was exerted to make 
our Synod and College better kno\vn 

Elective studies have been to some ex- 

tent pursued, and will probably attract 
more attention hereafter. The missionary 
spirit has been quickened by the presence 
in Maryville for the summer of Rev. T. T. 
Alexander, D.D., of Japan, of the class of 
1873, and by the going out to Bangkok, 
Siam, of Rev. Robert C. Jones, of the class 
of 1894. At least thirteen of our former 
students, six of them colored, are now in 
our Presbyterian Theological Seminaries. 
Ten of the thirteen are graduates. Eleven 
students are now receiving aid from the 
Board of Education, and several others 
have the ministry in view. 

The faculty and students rejoice daily in 
the improvements recently made about the 
College. Some embellishment of the 
grounds, which are now to some extent 
graded and adorned with shrubs and flow- 
ers, attracts pleasant attention. From morn- 
ing prayers in the chapel a hundred stu- 
dents repair to the large, well-lighted, new 
and airy recitation rooms of the Fayer- 
weather Science Hall. This leaves Andet- 
son Hall much less crowded, and secures 
more comfort and quietness everywhere. 
Four departments, the Senior class of 
twelve, the Latin classes, the classes in 
modern language, and all the classes in nat- 
ural sciences, are thus accommodated. 
Prof. George S. Fisher, who had rendered 
efficient service for seven years in the De- 
partment of Natural Science, resigned his 
professorship at the close of the last aca- 
demic year, and has accepted a position in 
Bellevue College, Nebraska. Prof. H. C. 
Biddle, of Chicago University, has been 
ter upon his work January i, 11,00. He has 
elected in his place, and is expected to en- 
had experience, has taken a theological as 
well as a scientific course of study, and 
comes with the highest testimonials as to 
both scholarship and character. For the 
present term the department is under the 
charge of John W. Ritchie, assistant in- 
structor of natural sciences. Mr. Ritchie 
has studied for the last year at Chicago Uni- 
versity, and is rendering excellent service. 
Samuel W. Boardman. 






Editor of the Monthly.— Dear Sir: 

After numerous adventures in New York 
City, I started out to hunt Pier 22, Brook- 
lyn, one rainy morning. The first question 
was in which direction to hunt it, and the 
second was to get my baggage there. 

When these questions were solved, my 
clothes and temper were considerably dam- 
aged. However, during my ride on the 
Third Avenue "Elevated" to the South Fer- 
ry, I had plenty of time to get cool, both 
mentally and physically. 

The "Buford" was at the pier, and, aftcr 
duly displaying my transportation papers, 
I went aboard, got settled in my stateroom, 
and into some dry clothes. 

I was just comfortably fixed when the 
steward came around with the interesting 
information that everybody had to take 
themselves and baggage ofif, as the health 
officers said the Buford had brought up a 
yellow fever suspect on her last trip, and 
would have to be fumigated. We all 
turned out, but we made some remarks 
meanwhile. As my traveling dress was too 
wet to be worn or packed, the kind-hearted 
piermaster put up some nails in the check- 
room for my dress, Inverness, and some 
other articles of wearing apparel. I have 
thought both before and since that Inver- 
ness wraps are a delusion and a snare. I 
also decorated some boxes with well- 
soaked shoes, stockings, and storm-rub^ 
bers. The piermaster said that they were 
going to keep only a million dollars in that 
room that night. I told him, if they could 
keep a million dollars there, I guessed I 
could leave my things. They were all 
right the next morning — so was the million 
of dollars. The next morning we were 
there bright and early. When I went on 
the pier, I was greeted with a friendly smile 
instead of a demand for my permit, as be- 

The Buford was shining and clean, and 
we settled down again. 

Of course, we were on the upper deck to 
see the sights of the bay, the statue of Lib- 
erty, the various islands, several vessels of 
the navy, and the yachts, Columbia and 
Sham.rock. The other vessels at the pier 
gave us a farewell salute as we started, and 
the Buford repHed with blasts that made us 
want to hold our ears. As we steamed 
down the bay we were entertained by thrill- 
ing stories of seasickness from some of the 
old voyagers. As these old voyagers were 
mostly Porto Rican veterans Hkewise, we 
got an immense amount of information, 
mostly derogatory, about Porto Rico. 
Some of it does not hold, in this part cf 
Porto Rico at least. 

As the Buford was originally a cattle 
steamer, she v>'as built to ride very steady ; 
and the weather was beautiful all the way 
down. We were out six days. A faster 
boat, of course, can make the trip in much 
less time. There were some things about 
the Buford at which some people might 
grumble, but we were a pretty cheerful 
crowd nevertheless. We didn't care if we 
did have to dine by relays, because the din- 
ing-room would only accommodate eight or 
ten at a time, as it was intended for ship's 
officers only. I did wish occasionally that 
I ate at the first table instead of the third, 
as I was so fearfully hungry about two 
hours before I got my meals. 

I think I did not lose anything by paying 
a dollar a day for board, if the fourth officer 
did inquire one day if a written guarantee 
was furnished with a certain chicken served. 
Jean Elliott, the daughter of the postal di- 
rector of the island, made an expedition 
aft one day, and returned with harrowing 
tales of the condition of the cook's galley 
and contents. I profited not a little by Dr. 
Schirmer's advice when I mentioned the 
matter to him. "You only have that at 
hearsay, you know," he said, consolingly. 

The Porto Rican veterans entertained iis 
at table with comforting assurances that we 
were faring sumptuously in comparison with 
the way we should after we reached Porto 



Rico. As I was the only teacher on 
board, I came in for my fnll share of such 
consolation. One prophecy which I re- 
member was that about all I shonlcl get to 
eat, for the next year, was black coffee, rice, 
and spoiled codfish. That prophecy, like 
another of which I will tell you, has not 
been fulfilled. I am faring quite comfort- 
ably since I got over some unnecessary 

As to life, otherwise, aboard an army 
transport, I sat around and did nothing 
quite energetically, like the rest of the 
crowd, when my seasick friends did not 
need my attention. 

I will not try to tell you about the sights 
of San Juan, although all of us were quite 
anxious to see the place about a day before 
we did so, whereat the captain claimed to 
feel quite aggrieved. 

However, about 8 o'clock on the morn- 
ing of our arrival, I found myself and bag- 
gage on the wharf, the center of an excited 
crowd of Porto Ricans, all of whom were 
talking a regular "blue streak" of Spanish 
at the same time. All the Spanish, which I 
had acquired with such labor on the part of 
Professor Wilson and myself, had taken 
flight ; so, when I found my telescope in- 
clined to walk ofif, I simply sat down on it 
until a friendly policeman swooped dov/n, 
brandishing his club wildly, and my first 
Porto Rican acquaintances scattered to ihc 
various points of the compass in much less 
time than it takes to tell it. 

After taking my baggage up town, I went 
to interview Dr. Clark, of the Board of 
Education. The great man was not very 
formidable, but he was vei-y busy. How- 
ever, he was very kind and pleasant ; gave 
me some information about my district, 
hoped I had had a pleasant voyage, and 
wound up by giving me a letter of introduc- 
tion to one of the teachers in the American 
school, requesting her to help me find a 
comfortable place to stay, and inviting me 
to "come around" again that afternoon. 

The result was that I spent nine delight- 
ful days in the little "colony" of American 
teachers, two of whom. Miss McDavid and 
Miss Ericson, became very dear friends. 
Certainly, their kindness to me could hard- 
ly have been exceeded. During the greater 
part of my stay there I did substitute work 
in the American school. 

Dr. Clark secured transportation to 
Mayaguez on the government tug "Slo- 
cum," but I was told that they could not 
possibly send me down Saturday, as the 
boat would be overcrowded with a com- 
pany of Porto Rican soldiers. It was to go 
again Wednesday, and I was asked to come 
again to Major Cruse's office for my pa- 
pers on Tuesday. Well, that government 
tug is the most vmcertain quantity I know — 
in a country of vmcertain quantities. You 
are asked to come at a certain time, and 
when you get there the boat is gone two or 
three days before, and you are left lament- 
ing — as I was. On Tuesday the boat wasn't 
going to Mayaguez until next week some 
time, but the official apologized, and gave 
me transportation to Arecibo. 

I interviewed the captain, and they were 
really going, but the storm had cleared out 
the bridges on the French Railroad be- 
tween Arecibo and Mayaguez, and I had 
better not go to Arecibo unless I could ride 
horseback. I could, but my baggage was 
another afTair, so those papers are reposing 
in my pocketbook yet. 

I went around on the coast steamer 
T,ongfellow, a very nice little steamer, if 
niv roommate, an army officer's wife, did 
sav it was "perfectly fiendish." But then 
she was seasick, and I was not, which 
makes all the difference in the v.orld. I 
did wonder, if the Longfellow waltzed 
around that way on a perfectly smooth sea, 
what she wouldn't do in a storm. I am 
quite readv to admit that she is a lively little 

At Mavaguez iNIr. ^filler, the super\-isor 
of the San German District, came on board 



to meet me. There I had my first experi- 
ence in landing in a small boat. That 
small boat, it is needless to sav, was live- 
lier than the Longfellow, but we got there. 
I quite glad to learn that we were go- 
ing immediately to San German, as it was 
Saturday afternoon, and I was to begin 
school the next j\Ionday. I also learn.^d 
that about seventy-five children had been 
coming to school regularly for the past 
week, wanting to be taught by "la profesora 

I got mucli more information during the 
iide in the coach from ]\Iayaguez to San 

There was one other occupant of the 
coach aside froin the driver, but as thev did 
not understand English. Mr. Miller and I 
discussed Porto Rico and Porto Ricans as 
ii there was not one within a hundred miles. 

As we came into the town, the driver 
made a remark to some one on the side- 
walk (it was quite dark, as it was about 8 
o'clock), in which I distinguished the words 
"maestra Americana,"' and the news was 
over town in less than an hour. I will say 
here that it was embarrassing to be on the 
street for several days, for, as it seemed lo 
me, there was a row of heads in every win- 
dow, and several persons leanmg over the 
railing of every balcony. 

Mr. Miller had secured board for me with 
a wealthy widow, who is studying English. 
I have quite a pleasant home, and get along 
very well if the cook does not usually stop 
to clean the rice before cooking it. 

As to the table, the eating is quite good 
if one's tastes accord with onions, garlic, 
and plenty of oil. I do not object seriously, 
and there is much less of it in this family 
than in most. There are meats of various 
kinds, and often very good fish, alwavs rice 
cooked in two or three ways. A delicious 
desert is made of it, in which cocoanut milk, 
sugar and spices play a very important part. 
Beans are also an important article of food. 
There are two kinds, one called "habichu-°- 
las," and the other "frijoles." Soups are 

very good after \-ou skim out the "hormi- 
gas." (If you wish to know what a "ho'- 
raiga" is, hunt up a liitle red ant, and take 
a good look at it, then you will know.) The 
soups are mostly vegetable soups, with rice 
or macaroni in them. Coffee is the drink, 
although they make a delicious chocolate 
sometimes. Porto Rico is an excellent 
place to quit drinking tea — because there 
isn't any. 

Porto Ricans drink a cup of coffee in the 
morning, but do not breakfast until il 
o'clock. There are only two meals a day, 
but then they make up lost time in an as- 
tonishing manner. 

My small appetite caused much concern. 
I tried to satisfy them, but it was impossible. 
They were afraid that I did not like "la 
comida." Finally I told them that I could 
hold no more ; that I ate a great deal more 
than I usually did at home. One of my 
friends, for there was company, said that 
my "stomach must be very chiquitito.'' 
(Her English gave out at that juncture.) 

As to my school, it has to be seen to be 
appreciated. There are fifty, the limit for 
one teacher. The other twenty-five or 
thirty were sent to another teacher, at 
which some were quite injured — several 
even cried, and the inspector was quite un- 
popular for a Avhile. 

There are several long, backless benches, 
and about a dozen little chairs and stools. 
I have a chair, through Mr. Miller's kind- 
ness. There was a little blackboard and a 
counting frame already there. About a 
week later there arrived an English chart. 
Desks, books and even slates are not. 

As to the children, I could say a good 
deal if I were at Maryville, but paper and 
pen are inadequate to the occasion some- 
times. All their doings would fill a vol- 
ume. They are a motley array as to ap- 
pearance. Some of the children are of 
pure Spanish descent, and many of them 
are as fair as American children. Several 
are very white, with white hair and blue 
eyes. No child in Maryville is any whiter 



than Francisca Nazario, Maria Alsina, or 
Dalia Alvarez. There are many who have 
Indian blood, and are very dark, with 
straight, black hair and Indian features, and 
a decided sprinkling of negroes. A toucli 
of color does not seem to hurt one's social 
standing in the school a particle. However, 
one can detect the negro blood at a glance, 
and as easily can tell the Indians from the 
negroes, even if they are of almost the 
same complexion, as happens in a few 

School etiquette is also an unknown 
quantity, or was until I acquired a suffi- 
ciently fluent command of Spanish to object 
to some of the performances. I think even 
now they sometimes regard me as a sort of 
well-meaning lunatic, but they mind now 
when I tell them to do something. In re- 
gard to mischief, if you will multiply Man- 
uel Mistlan (or whatever his name was) by 
fifty, yovi will about have my school. I do 
not think any one will get an entirely ade- 
quate idea even then, unless perhaps it is 
Miss Henry. Corporal punishment is for- 
bidden now, and that is about all the chil- 
dren care for. I should have resigned 
honors as first American teacher in the San 
German District long ago if it had not been 
for a very valuable pointer now in my pos- 
session. I lock it up every time I leave the 
schoolroom, along with my United States 
Government chart. When the children get 
too noisy, or into mischief, I rap their 
heads with it. (I do not call that punish- 
ment, you know.) Some of them have had 
their heads rapped so much that I should 
think they would have dents in their skulls. 

I told the inspector some of their capers 
one evening. He said that he would like to 
take about one-half to thrash the other half 
with. As he had had some specially trying 
experiences (which is saying a good deal of 
an inspector's experiences down here) that 
day, I made some allowance for the state- 

However, I have taught them to mind, 
and a little of the primary course laid down 

by Dr. Clark incidentally, though even yet 
I have no doubts as to the probability of 
the most of them living a long life. As the 
inspector tells me that I have the best order 
of any of the teachers, and there are five 
others (Porto Ricans), I feel encouraged. 

I expect soon to adopt the plan of half- 
day recitations, in order to take in a lot 
more who ought to be in my room. Mr. 
Miller thinks there must be nearly fifty 
more who ought to be in school. 

As to the teaching, it had to be done en- 
tirely in Spanish at first, but now I ask some 
of the questions in English, and the children 
answer as if they understood very well. 

I teach two hours in the morning and 
two in the afternoon in my grade. The re- 
maining hour of school in morning and aft- 
ernoon I teach in another grade, giving 
two lessons a week in each of the other 
grades. Those recitations I conduct al- 
most entirely in English, though when it is 
necessary to explain some point of gram- 
mar T do so in Spanish. 

My year's study of Spanish under Pro- 
fessor Wilson has been of inestimable value 
to me, though of course I have had to be- 
come accustomed to hearing it, and to prac- 
tice much to acquire fluency of speech. I 
am beginning now to understand a little of 
what I hear, and can converse to some ex- 
tent. I do not need an interpreter for a 
social call any longer, and can settle my 
business affairs with my laundress and the 
shopkeepers without much trouble. A 
number of people have told me that I speak 
very correctly, but I am inclined to think 
they Avere cheering me up a little. The 
school-children understand me much more 
readily than I do them. However, if there 
is an indignant call for '"maestra," and a lit- 
tle girl tells me something in which I dis- 
tinguish the word "pelo," I immediately 
infer that her hair is or has been pulled. 
Or if some boy points out another and says, 
"Tiene un alfiler," I proceed to confiscate 
the offending pin. Of course, there are 



many other wrongs to right in my school, 
and I do it to the best of my ability. 

The children are very affectionate, and I 
am the daily recipient of flowers and candy 
from many of them. If they see me out 
anywhere, there is a general skurry in my 
direction, with delighted shouts of "la 
maestra," "la Americana," and the like. 
About eight or ten come to my boarding 
place to escort me to school about half an 
hour before the time each afternoon. I am 
surprised to see how fond of me my most 
mischievous pupils are, in spite of the fact 
that they frequently get their heads rapped. 
However, such woes do not affect them 

The schoolhouse is an old dwelling house, 
built of brick, and covered with a coat of 
plaster to protect it from the weather, as 
Porto Rican brick quickly crumbles unless 
so protected. There are two ells at the 
back, instead of one, as at home, with a 
paved court, surrounded by verandas, be- 
tween. The hall floors and the stairways 
are tiled. The paved court, with its flower- 
beds, shrubs, and verandas, looks quite pic- 
turesque at recess-time. Back of it is a 
large yard, with many large tropical trees 
and shrubs, with also a beautiful and quite 
romantic view of the plain. 

The town is a pretty clean-looking place, 
and has about five thousand inhabitants. It 
is the oldest town on the island, and was 
once the capital of the island. It is situated 
up one side of a very long hill and down 
the other, about fourteen or fifteen miles 
from Mayaguez. There is a very good 
military road part of the way. What isn't 
military road m.ight be improved on. 
There is a stream very much like Pistol 
Creek, called the "river." I can not re- 
member its name. The mountains are on 
either side of the town, and are much on 
the same scale as the river, except one, 
which looks quite near, although it is really 
a several hours' ride away. The "moun- 
tains" near the town are about the height of 
the "knobs," but like the Chilhowees m 

shape. There is some beautiful scenery. 
I walked over the mountain on the Lajas 
road not long ago, and enjoyed it very 

There is much poverty and degradation. 
It is sad as well as picturesque. Beyond 
the neat little cottages, with their tiled roofs, 
are rough, thatched huts, in which live a 
class of people who are terribly degraded 
and ignorant, and among whom marriage 
and families are almost unknown. 

Sabbath observance is unknown. Sun- 
day is the market day of the week. It is 
also the visiting day, and Sunday night is 
the night of the balls, of which the Porto 
Ricans are very fond. 

One thing they do observe is "la fiesta." 
It took a great deal of very positive Span- 
ish to convince the children that we were 
really going to have school on All-Saints' 
Day and All-Souls' Day (November i and 
2), and when they were at last convinced, 
they were much shocked. Several imme- 
diately wanted to know if I were a Pro- 
testant They found out. I think they 
set down such innovations to the fact that 
the inspector and I are Protestants. There 
is no mission here at present, but Mr. Cald- 
well hopes to make this an outstation as 
soon as possible. I have heard several in- 
quiring about Protestantism, and some have 
expressed dissatisfaction with the Catholic 
Church. How much it would amount to in 
case a mission were opened here, I do not 

I have neither time nor strength for any 
special mission work, unless educational 
work can be so called ; but I see great need 
for it. I could scarcely do much more than 
I am now doing, unless there were more 
hours in the day. 

I find Porto Rico very pleasant as to cli- 
mate and a large number of its people ; and 
so far have escaped tropical ills. 

Mary G. Carnahan, '99. 

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It is often said that ignorance is the moth- 
er of admiration. Perhaps in no sense is 
this statement more false than in regard to 
our knowledge about language. The more 
we study it and the more we learn of it, the 
more interesting and beautiful it becomes. 
Even our "every-day" speech — the com- 
mon words that are constantly on our lips — 
are full of meaning and beaut}', which we, 
in our careless, thoughtless use of them, do 
not think or detect. 

Often in a single word there is an unrec- 
ognized fountain of beauty and truth. Cole- 
ridge says: "There are cases in which more 
knowledge of more value may be conveyed 
by the history of a word than by the his- 
tory of a campaign ;"' and Emerson has 
characterized language as "fossil poetry," 
evidently meaning that just as in fossils, 
curious and beautiful shapes of vegetable 
and animal life, that have perhaps been 
extinct for hundreds and hundreds of yea.'-s, 
are preserved in the form of stone, so in 
words beautiful thoughts and images, and 
the feelings of past ages, of men long since 
returned to dust, are bound up — fossilized 
in words. 

One writer says that though the phrase 
is a very striking one, it is too narrow. He 
claims that language is not only "fossil 
poetry," but fossil history and fossil ethics. 
Words often contain a witness for great 
moral truths. 

It has been contended by some that lan- 
guage is of human origin — that there was 
no divine agency in its origin. They place 
it on the same plane with the various arts 
and inventions with which man has gradu- 
ally adorned and enriched his life. 

According to this theory, man must have 
invented language just as any of the arts, 
from, rude, imperfect beginnmgs ; the inar- 
ticulate cry by which he expressed his nat- 
ural wants, the sounds by which he sought 
to imitate the impressions of natural ob- 
jects vipon him, little by little arrived at thai 

wondrous organ of thought and feelings 
which his language is to him now. 

It seems, however, that it might be suf- 
ficient objection to this explanation, that 
language would then be an accident of hu- 
man nature ; and this being the case, that 
we surely and certainly should find, some- 
\\here, tribes that are sunken so low that 
they do not possess it, just as there is almost 
no human art or invention so obvious or 
useful and indispensable but that there are 
people who have fallen below the knowl- 
edge and exercise of it. With language it 
is not so. No human beings were ever 
known who did not employ some form of 
this means of intercourse with one another. 
It seems to me that the truer theory as 
to the rise of language is that one which de- 
nies that it is of human origin. Then, if it 
is not of hiunan origin, it must be from 
some power higher than man; a supreme, 
beneficent Being, by whom man was 
planned and created. This theory main- 
tains that language was given to man by 
his Creator just as he was given reason ; 
and indeed it seems to me that language 
might be called reason in audible or visible 
form. Reason and language are so essenti- 
ally one that in Greek there is one name for 
both. We surely can't say that reason isi 
of human origin. 

Acording to Archbishop Trench, we 
need no proof more than the words that 
man speaks to show us that there is a God 
by whom man was created, and to whom 
man, when he has fulfilled the intention of 
his creation, will return. There is so much 
in his words which could never have ex- 
isted on any other supposition. 

How else could all the words which tes- 
tify of God and man's relation to him and 
his consciousness of this relation have found 
their way into his language? "In what other 
way can we explain that vast and prepon- 
derating weight thrown into the scale of 
goodness and truth which, in spite of all in 
the other .scale, this language is never with- 



We have no use for names in our lan- 
guage which have no objects to which to 
be apphed, and we have no such names. 
The very fact that the name God exists is 
evidence — is proof of the existence of a Hv- 
ing God. 

Suppose we attempt to invent a name for 
something that does not exist ; we find it 
rather difficult, indeed impossible. So the 
existence of the word "God" and of words 
signifying his attributes and our relations 
to him, is proof that there is a God to 
whom we owe all that we have and are, 
and in whose image we are created. Our 
words give testimony of our consciousness 
of our relation to him, and when we shall 
learn to study them for their real and deeper 
meaning, "we shall often rub off the dust 
and rust from what seemed to us but a com- 
mon token which, as such, we had taken 
and given a thousand times ; but which now 
we shall perceive to be a precious coin, 
bearing the image and superscription of 
the great King." 

Edith L. Newman, 1900. 


Julius Caesar, the author of the Latin 
Commentaries, was born at Rome about 
100 B. C. 

When Caesar was a very young boy he 
did nothing but play. An interesting story 
is told of his childhood. One day, when 
Mrs. Caesar had gone out to a sewing cir- 
cle, leaving Julius at home, it came to pass, 
that as soon as Mrs. Caesar was out of 
sight the little boy started out to do some 
mischief. He was very fond of eggs, and 
so he set out for the barn in search of some. 
He soon found an old s ttmg hen, with 
thirteen eggs, which he determined to get. 
But the old hen proved to be a better fight- 
er than Caesar. She went for the little bo> 
and picked out all his hair, except a Httle 
on the back of his head, which he saved by 
turning up his coat collar. When his 
mother returned she asked with surprise 

what the boy had been doing. "Nothing," 
was the prompt reply, "only a bird came 
flying over m,y head and picked out my hriir 
to finish its nest with, and I did not feel like 
running from a bird," But poor Caesar 
never got his hair back, and so he used to 
comb the few locks he had left over his 
head to conceal the sad fact that he was 
bald-headed. This is said to have been the 
turning point of his life. 

In due time he married a female woman. 
The next day after his marriage Caesar and 
his wife took the train for Thither Gaul, 
which he divided into three parts. The 
first he let the Belgae inhabit, the second 
he gave to the Germans, and the third he 
kept for himself and his wife. 

But Caesar's chickens went over on the 
Germans' fields. The Germans did not like 
it, so they sent a messenger over to tell 
Caesar that he had better keep his chickens 
at home if he did not want them killed. 

Caesar got awfully scared, and sent his 
hired man to Rome the next day to get 
some patent wire fence for a chicken yard. 

The next morning the chickens went 
back to the Germans' fields before daylight, 
and the Germans killed them all and had a 
great big barbecue. 

That morning Caesar's hired man '■e- 
turnecl with two carloads of barbed wire, as 
they didn't have any patent wire left in 

Then Caesar had the blues very badly be- 
cause he had lost his chickens, and could 
get no more eggs ; also, because the Belgae 
made fun of his barbed wire as they passed 
by to go to the barbecue of the Germans. 

Caesar could stand it no longer, and £0 
he gathered an army and started a war with 
the Germans. Tliey were soon overpow- 
ered, and were very glad to return to thdr 
h.oles. But some of the chicken thieves had 
fled into Italy, so it became necessary for 
Caesar to cross the Rubicon with one le- 

Caesar found that the water was not very 
deep, and so he pulled off his shoes and 



socks to wade across, and told the legion to 
do the same. Caesar stepped in first, and 
found the water very cold, so he told the 
legion to keep their socks on. 

At last he got across, but, finding that he 
had left his shoes on the other side, he sent 
a man by the name of Brutus across to get 
them. Brutus did not like it very much, 
so he said to Caesar: "I will stab you some 
day for this," and he always afterwards kept 
an eye on Caesar. 

They went on and found the chicken 
thieves in Rome. After they had killed 
them all, Caesar returned to his farm in 
Thither Gaul, where he soon raised some 
more chickens. But he did not have time 
to attend to them himself, as he was busy 
writing a history. When he got through 
writing it, he asked his wife if he had better 
say anytliing in his history about the chick- 
ens being the cause of the war. She begged 
him not to do so, as people would naturally 
laugh at him. 

Many years afterwards Caesar's oldest 
son fotmd that his father had forgotten to 
make a "'Gate to Caesar," so one rainy day, 
while he didn't have anything else to do, he 
made a "gate." This was intended as an 
aid for future generations, but it was made 
entirely too narrow for some great big peo- 

Soon after Caesar had finished his history 
Brutus came along with a big chicken box 
in his wagon, and told Caesar that he want- 
ed to buy some chickens. Caesar went 
bare-headed with him to the chicken-house 
to catch them, when Brutus sneaked up be- 
hind and stabbed him. 

The next morning a man came with an- 
other box in a lumber wagon, and stopped 
in front of Caesar's house. When Mrs. 
Caesar saw him, she went out and told him 
that she did not think they had any chickens 
to sell. But the man said that he had not 
come to buy chickens, but to bury Caesar. 
At first Mrs. Caesar objected, but the man 
told her that he did not have time to stand 
there and praise Caesar; he had to bury 

him before it got dark, as he had two miles 
to drive. 

It is said that everything turns out for the 
best. If Caesar had not been killed, he 
might have written another book, still 
harder than the first one. E. N. Ouist. 


Slowly the sun dropped behind the dis- 
tant fringe of the hazy blue mountains. As 
it appeared for a moment through a rift of 
clouds, it shed far across the valley its 
dying glory. The last red rays shot high 
into the heavens like an Arctic aurora. The 
mists, drawn upward, hung like a filmy 
gossamer curtain, and seemed to be pinned 
back by an evening star. The clouds were 
a commingling of crimson, gold and soft 
lavender, with a margin of delicate pink 
running along the distant horizon. Above 
the billowy banks bended the azure of the 
sky, arching over the majestic peaks like a 
vast cathedral dome. Higher still rose the 
cloud-capped emerald crests of ancient 
Bald and Thunderhead, standing in solemn 
grandeur against the orient. Far below, a 
thread of blue smoke arose from a rude 
cabin chimney, and floated lazily across the 
low-lying foothills, until it was lost among 
the shades that were creeping over the 
scene. The faint tinkling of a cowbell came 
up from the wooded vales, beating a musi- 
cal rhythm to the housewife's evening song. 
The myriad Insects in the laurel droned a 
dreary cadence to the sighing of the wind 
through the pines, while ever and anon the 
dreamy symphony was interrupted by the 
dismal hoot of a lonesome owl. Overhead 
on leathern wing the foul bat flitted along 
its zig-zag course in pursuit of the fleeing 
beetle. The gray mist slid down the moim- 
tain side, and silently merged into the sable 
shadows that were stealing upward. At 
last earth, clouds and sky blended in one 
obscurity, and through the darkness the 
silver stars shone quietly down. I was 
alone in the stillness, without an uncouth 
sentiment to disturb my dreams. No le- 
gendary "hant" thrust its unwelcome pres- 
ence upon me. Mv vision had vanished 
in night. Walter S. Green, '02. 



V. ,M. ( A. AM) inAlNASll .M HI II, DIM 


Ever since the founding of Maryville 
College she has been forced to endure the 
slur cast upon her that her graduates may 
be well enough trained as to their minds, 
but that the physical part of their training 
has been totally neglected. It was in or- 
der to meet this long-felt want of physical 
training that a few years ago a movement 
was started in the College, and particularly 
in the Y. M. C. A., to secure a gymnasium 
building. This movement culminated in 
the erection of Bartlett Hall, which, when 
fully completed and equipped, will be one 
of the finest gymnasium buildings in the 

To show the good results already at- 
tained from the use of the partly equipped 

gymnasium room, the gymnastic class on 
Friday afternoon, November 24, gave a 
public exhibition cf their work before a 
large audience, both of students and of 
townspeople. The success of the affair was 
undoubted, and every one went away im.- 
pressed with the fact that ]\Iaryville College 
is at last waking up from her lethargic 
sleep, and beginning to take an interest in 
men's bodies as well as their minds and 

The program of the entertainment was 
as follows: 

Overture ^IcTeer Peerless Band 

Opening Prayer Dr. C. A. Duncan 

Music Band 


Thos. McGuire, President Y. 'SI. C. A. 



Swinging Club Dance 

Gymnastic Clnb 

Tumbling Club 

Music Band 

Exercises on Bar Club 

Club Swinging Larson 

Turning Flip and Springs Club 

Music Band 

Fencing Larson and Beatt.y 

Pyramid Building Club 

Fancy March Drill Ladies 

The gentlemen participating were T. H. 
McConnell,' T. G. Brown, R. Larson, F. E. 
Laughead, R. K. Beatty, G. H. Humphrey, 
L W. Jones and Frank King, and too 
much can not be said in approbation of 
their work, considering the spare apparatus 
with which they have been furnished. 

A very pleasing feature of the entertain- 
ment v>as the work of the young ladies in 
their march drill, conducted by Miss 
Andrews. Flearty applause greeted them 
at the performance of each difficult maneu- 
ver, and showed that the audience was as 
well, if not better, pleased with their work 
as with the work of the sterner sex. 

The young ladies have been untiring in 
their attendance at the gymnasium on la- 
dies' days, and are making efforts to organ- 
ize a basket ball team, with which tliey 
hope to cope with the young ladies of the 
University of Tennessee. It is to be hoped 
that a game can be arranged, and Maryville 
may be represented by a strong team. 

As was on the program, the College 
Band was present, and rendered several 
very pleasing selections. The band has 
been lately reorganized, and now under 
the leadership of W. S. Green is practicing 
hard to gain the prestige enjoyed by the 
band of '97- '98. Though most of its mem- 
bers are new men, they unite in taking a 
common interest in the work, and bid fair 
to m.ake a better record than the general 
pessimistic attitude of the student body in 
regard to the band would lead one to ex- 

Thousfh not ranking as anything strik- 

ing in the line of athletic exhibitions, the 
entertainment served as an index of what 
the College would be able to do in the way 
of athletics if it were only possessed of the 
sufficient means and apparatus. Aside 
from the completion of the furnishing of the 
building, the great essential needed now is 
a strong, capable physical director, who 
can have charge of and conduct gymnasium 
classes, and also act as coach for the foot- 
ball team. Maryville has always produced 
foot ball players of ability, as can be seen 
by the fact that the two men now playing 
the star game for the victorious L^niversity 
of Tennessee eleven were formerly Mary- 
ville men. The great things that have been 
always lacking to make Maryville a figure 
m the foot ball world are the proper coach- 
ing to fully develop the splendid raw ma- 
terial and the money to successfully con- 
duct games, a large part of which, we think, 
will willingly coine from the student body 
when they see the faculty and College au- 
thorities beginning to take an interest in 
things of as much importance in the mod- 
ern college life as any text-book. 

A. Student. 

Commenting on the growing tendency 
of writers to make their heroes men of 
strength. The Bookman selects a foot-bali 
eleven from among the brawny men of fic- 
tion. Glancing over the list of names we 
can see that such an eleven would be well- 
nigh impregnable. Each player has been 
chosen with a view to the qualities that are 
necessary for his position. The following 
is the line-up: 

Left End Michael Volodyovsky 

Left Tackle LeNoir Faineant 

Left Guard Pan Longin 

Center John Ridd 

Right ■ Guard L'rsus 

Right Tackle Tafify Wynne 

Right End Aramis 

Quarter-Back D'Artagnon 

Left Half-Back Wilfred of Ivanhoe 

Right Half-Back Porthos 

Full-Back Athos. 



Maryville College Monthly. 

Vol. II. 


No. g. 

ELMER B. VVALLBH, Editor-in-Chief, 



Athenian. Alpha 

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College Directory. 

Y. M. r. A. meets Sunday at 1:1.5 P. M. Pres., 

'i'homas Mayuire; Sec , i. VV. Jones. 
Y. W. «■- .\. meets Sunday at -iiX) P. M. Pres., Ethel 

Miunis, Sec, ora Kiinlcin. 

t'oUeg'e l*raj'er Jleetiiii- meets Tuesday at 0:.3 

P. M . 
S. V. B. V .n. meets Wednesday at .3: .J P. M. I^ead- 

er. Fred L. Webb. 
Atbeniaii Socieiy — .Senior Section meets Kridavat 

7:' OP. M. P IS., Geo. W. lieeil ; Sec, F. L. Webb. 

.lunior Section meets Saturday, at 7:00 P. M. 

Pres., Jiuiies Dnun., Sec ,W. E. Lewis. 
Alpha Sjgma Socl<>t.v — Senior Section meets Friday 

at 7:0,1 P. M. Pres.. il C. Klmmer. Sf c , W. IJ. 

Plammonlrie Junior Section meets Saturday 

at 7:00 P. .M- Pres..H. F. Hope; Sec, H. K. Gibsoii 
Bainoiiian Society meets Friday at 7:(io P. Jl. Pres., 

Edith Newman; Sec, Carrie Arstinyslall. 
Board of lUreelors of t'ollesw meets Jan. 10, ISIOO 
The Aliimiii Association meei s ilay. ;jl. liuo. Pres. 

J. M. Goddard, Sec, Prol. S. T. Wil.-on. 
Executive t'omniiltee of Board of Directors 

meets thn s. eond Tuesci:j.v of each niontli either 

at Maryville or Kno.\yllle The members ai'e Ma j. 

Ken Cunningham, and -Ma.j. Will A. McTeer of 

Maryville; Col Jolm B. Minnis. and Lr. E. A. 

Elmore of Kuoxvillo, aud A. U. McLiath, of !■ len- 





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Come back on time. 

Bring a new student with you. 

Do you read your own Monthly? 

Next term begins Wednesday, January 

3, 1900. 

Write an article for the Monthly during 
the vacation. 

The College Trustees meet in ]^Iaryvillc 
.January 10, 1900. 

This issue of the College Monthly is 
almost double the usual size. 

Remember the New Year's sunrise pray- 
er-meeting, to be held in the College 

Mrs. Edward Montgomery has been v's- 
iting her mother, Mrs. Crawford, on Col- 
lege Hill. 

The students in large numbers attended 
lately a pleasant reception at the home of 
Dr. McCulloch, on Main Street. 

The mid-winter entertainments will be 
given as follows: Bainonian, January 12; 
Athenian, January 19; Alpha Sigma, Jan- 
uary 26. 

Although the State of Tennessee voted to 
secede in June, 1861, by a majority of 64,- 
ooo, yet East Tennessee gave about 20.000 
majority in favor of the Union at that time, 
and put 35,000 soldiers in the Union arm.y 
duriner the war. 

When does the next centurv begin? 

The class in "The Theory and Practice of 
Teaching," under Professor Barnes, num- 
bers, this term, seventeen students. With 
the opening of the second term, at the be- 
ginning of the year, this course, with two 
more advanced courses, -will be offered to 
the students. 

Prof. Frank M. Gill gave a reception ta 
the Ohioan students last month. A very 
pleasant time was had, for more than twen- 
tv students were present. Among those 



who claim the honor of belonging to the 
Buckeye State are: Misses Arstingstall, Er- 
vin, Thomas, Acomb and Dow ; and 
Messrs. McClung, Ramsay, W. A. Camp- 
bell, T. F. Campbell. McConnell, F. L. 
Webb, Kitchen, E. L. Webb, Gibson, I. 
W. Tones, Xorth, Wallace, and Dickie. 

judge Oliver P. Temple, of Knoxville, 
has recently published a valuable historical 
work, "East Tennessee and the Civil War." 
The headings of a few of the chapters are: 
"Battle of King's Mountain," "Slavery in 
East Tennessee," "The Causes of Seces- 
sion," "Burning the Bridges," "The Siege 
of Knoxville," and "Why Were the Peo- 
ple of East Tennessee Loyal in 1861 ?" 

The author calls attention to the fact that 
the first out and out emancipation paper 
in the Lmited States was published by Eii- 
hu Embree, at Jonesboro, in the year 1819. 
"East Tennessee was regarded at that tirne 
as a more favorable field for anti-slavery 
work than Ohio." 

We have received a pamphlet, "A Brief 
Historical Sketch of the Village of Bear- 
den," written by Rev. John B. Creswell, 
'87, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at 
Bearden. In speaking of one of the early 
settlers, he says: "Dr. Isaac Anderson, the 
great exponent of Presbyterianism, and the 
great promoter of Christian education in 
this valley, used to make Mr. Lyon's home 
one of his stopping places on his way from 
Knoxville to Maryville." The pamphlet is 
neatly gotten up, and well written, with in- 
teresting anecdotes of the prominent set- 
tlers. Mr. Creswell should have the thanks 
of those who are interested in the early his- 
torv of our East Tennessee towns and vil- 

The regular missionary service of the 
Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. was held in 
the College Chapel on the last Sunday in 
November. Mr. Robert B. Elmore, '00, 
conducted the service, using as his topic, 

"The Mohammedans." The following 
subjects were discussed at this meeting: 
"The Rise of Mohammedanism," a paper 
by J. B. ]\Iartin ; "Woman's Work for Wo- 
man Among the Moslems," by Miss Ella 
Thomas. Next, an address by H. C. Rim- 
mer, '00, "What Has Made This Religion 
Such a Power?" The final paper was a dis- 
cussion of Christian Work in Arabia by 
Miss Edith Newman, '00. The joint meet- 
ing in December will consider work in the 
Holv Land. 

The Bainonian Literary Society has done 
good work during the past term. Perhaps 
the work has been of a little higher order 
than heretofore, and the interest on the part 
of the members has been decidedly bettet . 
Besides the regular program, one evening 
has been devoted to Shakespeare. Th s 
exercise proved to be very interesting. The 
program was as follows: 

The Story of Hamlet Lena Hastings 

Debate— Subject, "Was Hamlet Mad?" 

Affirmative Ethel Minn is 

Negative Edith Newman 

Recitation Ella Thomas 

Reading Nancy Gardner 

Quotations from Shakespeare. 

Another evening that was enjoyed very 
much was one with Eugene Field. 

The mid-winter entertainment will be 
given on Friday, January 12, 1900. 

The program will consist of essays from 
the "four neglected epics," and recitations 
from the same productions. 

Prof. Herman A. Gofif, who is in New 
York City in the interest of the $20,000 en- 
dowment for the library, writes that the 
prospects are brightening. The Herald 
and Presbyter has the following article 
about the College and this special need: 

"Maryville College 'has lately seen en- 
couraging advancement in many ways. The 
new buildings that have been erected, the 
new equipments for the study of the Nat- 
ural Sciences, and the large increase in the 



number of students mark its gratifying and 
permanent progress. The low rates of tui- 
tion, the system of renting text-books, and, 
above all, the successful management of the 
Co-operative Boarding Club, have attracted 
such attention that last year there were 380 
students in attendance from twenty differ- 
ent States and foreign countries. The Col- 
lege urgently needs just now a better li- 
brary. It has a fine Memorial Library 
building and some books, but twenty thou- 
sand dollars are needed at once to endow 
the library and thus make it what the needs 
of the students demand in order to keep 
pace with their improved opportunities in 
other departments. Prof. Herman A. Goff, 
librarian, has been appointed by the Board 
of Directors, to receive subscriptions in aid 
of this want." 


The Oberlin Review is a good, staid 
weekly, which well represents the different 
departments of Old Oberlin. 

The Doane Owl has a student's transla- 
tion of an "Ode of Pindar" and an article 
entitled "Some Objections to Expansion." 

"Political Upheavals" in the Hampden- 
Sidney Magazine, and "Stonewall Jack- 
son" in William and Mary College Month- 
ly are worthy of notice. 

The University of Tennessee Magazine 
in addition to some good short stories, 
gives some method practiced in Recon- 
struction Days to defraud the negro of his 

A dark and tragic story of a convict camp 
in the South is given in the Davidson Col- 
lege Magazine. The maltreatment and 
death of the negro "water boy" are vividly 
set forth bv the writer. 

Saxon," while the Kodak gives us a con- 
crete example of this dominance in the 
"Origfin of the Trouble in South Africa." 

The Albion College Pleiad makes a 
strong plea for local color in college jour- 
nalism. This is worth emphasizing, for our 
Maryville students ought to write more ar- 
ticles about the history and scenery of East 

"Lamentations of a Pack Mule" and 
"Glimpses of German Life" are found in the 
Hiram College Advance. The editorial, 
which advises all students at college to keep 
a note-book for future use and pleasure, is 
worthy of note. 

The College magazines for the past 
month contain many readable articles on 
different subjects. The favorite topic, how- 
ever, is foot ball, and long-haired enthusi- 
asts will take pleasure in reading the ac- 
counts of many thrilling games from our 
file of exchanges in the Y. M. C. A. Build- 

The "Raison D'Etre of the College 
Magazine," in the Reveille, is a stimulating 
article on the true function of a college peri- 
odical. The arguments advanced, how- 
ever, will hold true for the larger colleges, 
but not for the smaller ones, where a peri- 
odical can only exist by combining differ- 
ent interests. 

The Kilikilik calls attention to the "Prac- 
tical Side of College Life." This practical 
part is to be obtained by taking a healthy 
interest in outside work, such as sports, 
glee clubs, brass bands, societies, and Chris- 
tian associations. The time thus spent, if 
in moderation, is well spent, because it de- 
velops the practical side of the student's 

The Allegheny Literary has a scholarly "My Experience as an Agent" in the 

article on the "Dominance of the Anglo- Emory and Henry Era is a realistic ac- 



count of the experiences of a student who 
is making his first trip as an agent of stereo- 
scopes. He came to tl:e first house with 
a great deal of hesitation: 

"Finally I reached the front gate. Boys 
— you who have been through just such 
trials and tribulations — remember that your 
instruction book says something like this; 
'Don't hang around outside of a house and 
eye it from afar, as the inmates may see you 
and take you for a suspicious character, on 
mischief bent ; approach with a bold front.' 
Yes, I remembered these words of advice, 
but for five minutes I hung over that front ■ 
gate 'reconnoitering,' as we sometimes say. 
What was I thinking about ? Dogs ! ! So I 
looked everywhere, rattled the gate a few 
times, and whistled a few quivering bars, 
hoping to unmask the enemy's battery it 
they were anywhere near. It was 'all quiet 
along the Potomac' and so I entered, leav- 
ing the gate open." 

The student, however, soon acquired 
confidence, so that he feared not man nor 
regarded dogs. 

"Two days from the time I began can- 
vassing, I approached a house where ni-'ie 
women had dropped in for the evening. 
Such a babel of voices as came from within 
as I stepped upon the porch I never heard 
before. Yesterday this array and noise 
would have scared me speechless, but now 
— "Good evening, ladies,' I said, 'I see 
that you are all very busy' (and so they 
were), 'but can one of you spare a few mo- 
ments to examine some photographs I have 
here?' By this time the case is open and 1 
pass the scope to one. 'They are taken in 
stereoscopic order.' Now I begin inserting 
pictures, not pausing except to get my 
breath: 'The first photograph I show you is 
the surging sea of humanity, opening of the 
World's Columbian Exposition. The 
thousands and thousands of people as they 
appear before you — perfectly life-like and 
natural — the expressions on their faces is a 
study for a life-time — INIadam, you will nev- 
er get tired looking at that picture — it is a 

little volume in itself — I myself, have looked 
at it for hours and hours without ever tir- 
ing.' (Here I wink at myself for telling 
such a lie, but they are swallowing it all.) 
On I go: 'Next comes the hottest of the 
fight— battle of Manila. Look at the shells 
as they burst in the air or plow their way 
through the foaming waters — when the ar- 
tist took this picture, standing on the shore, 
(wink at myself again\ the fight was draw- 
ing to a close — our vessels approach nearer 
and nearer the enemy. Look at the Span- 
isli ships — literally torn asunder by the 
American shot — see the men floating upon 
the water — you can almost hear their dying 
groans and shouts for help — hear the shells 
as they whistle and shriek overhead, and 
the crash of timbers as they hurtle them- 
selves into the gaping and torn sides of the 
Spanish fleet — gazing upon that inspiring, 
yet awful scene, madam, you have a better 
idea of how the battle of Manila was fou.ght 
than you would have by reading a month," 


Father — Albert, can't you possibly cut 
down your college expenses? 

Son — Well, 1 might possibly get along 
without anv books. 

A graduate, wishing to be pathetic at 
parting, said: "Professor, I am indebted to 
you for all I know." "Don't mention such 
a trifle," was the reply. 

Joe Broady dreamed the other night. 
It made his heart stand still, 

He dreamed that every one in sight 
Subscribed and paid his bill. 

"Non paratus," Freshie dixit. 
Cum a sad and doleful look ; 

Omnia recte. Prof, respondit. 
"Nihil" scripsit in his book. 

Berea College, Kentucky, has received 
$50,000 from D. K. Pearsons, of Chicago, 
as an addition to their Endowment Fund, 



U. S. Consul, Aden, Arabia. 

provided that 8150,000 more is raised before 
March i, 1900. 

A recent report of the United States 
Commission of Education estimates that a 
common school education adds fifty per 
cent, to man's wage-earning powers ; a high 
school education adds one hundred per 
cent., and a college education adds two hun- 
dred per cent. 

Celebrity has great advertising power. 
President McKinley visited Mt. Holyoke 
last commencement, and that institution 
opens with a registration of 562. The pub- 
lic was informed that Dewey received part 
of his education at Norwich University, 
and Xorwich now has a larger freshman 
class than ever before. 

Xot in any previous year of our history 
have educational institutions in the United 
States been so enriched by donations and 
bequests as in 1899. Though the year is 
not ended, the institutions of learning have 
received nearly 830,000,000, which is about 
$16,000,000 more than they received from 
the same sources last year. 

Beloit has adopted the honor .system as a 
means of preventing cribbing in recitations 
and examinations. Authority is invested in 
a Judicial Committee, consisting of the 
presidents of the four classes and two per- 
sons from each of the Junior and Senior 
classes. The penalty for the first ofifense 
is re-examination ; for the second the stu- 
dent will be asked to leave the college. 

A young man went to the office to inter- 
view the professor in regard to his course 
of study. "Haven't you a short course, 
professor, that you would advise me to 
take!" queried the tender youth. "Well, 
my dear young man, that depends entirely 
on what you wish to make of yourself. It 
takes the Lord fifty years to make an oak 
tree, but he can make a squash in six 

Personal. — George Dewey, of the L'nitcd 
States, who went to the Philippine Islands 
on business for the government, returned 
last week after an absence of several 
months, having enjoyed a very successful 
trip. His friends and neighbors, learning 
the time at which the vessel conveying him 
home was expected to reach the dock, col- 
lected in the vicinity of her landing place 
and gave him a hearty reception. After a 
brief visit to acquaintances in Washington 
he will spend the winter at his old home in 

America boasts of four hundred and 
twenty-six universities and colleges, with 
an attendance of 175,000 students, invested 
capital of $250,000,000, and employing as 
teachers and attendants 25.000 persons. 
The seven richest colleges with the endow- 
ments are: Girard, 815.250.000: Leiand 
Stanford. Jr.. $13,500,000: Harvard, Sio.- 
000,000 : Columbia. Sg. 500.000 : Cornell, 
$8,000.000 ; Chicago, $6,500,000 : Yale. 
$4,200,000. Each of these has an annual 
income of over $1,000,000. The University 
of Texas is rich in land, and gives promise 



one day to be the richest of all American and almost every other conceivable kind of 
universities. It holds title to 2,000,000 work for which there is a demand in a col- 
acres. — Ex. leee town. 

Whatever fears may darken the vision of 
President Hadley, of Yale, of a "threatened 
aristocracy of wealth" in Eastern universi- 
ties, the presidents of Western universities 
have seen no cause for alarm in the pres- 
ence of millionaires' sons among their stu- 
dents. President Harper of the University 
of Chicago, admits that the son of a mil- 
lionaire has just as good a chance at his in- 
stitution as the next man of poor but hon- 
est parents — but no better. "Some of our 
best and most prominent students," he says, 
"have worked their way through the uni- 
versity, while others with the advantage 
that m-oney affords have been equally con- 
spicuous." This shows the democracy of 
the University of Chicago, where 50 per 
cent, of the students belong to the great 
middle class, and get through college life 
on meager allowances. 

It is out at the Northwestern University 
where the "threatened aristocracy of 
wealth" receives no encouragement. Ac- 
cording to President Rogers, rich and poor 
students study the same subjects and sit 
side by side in the same classes. They 
meet on a perfect equality in all such mat- 
ters, and the son of a millionaire is lucky 
if that fact does not act as a handicap m 
the democratic race for leaderhsip in study 
and on the foot ball team. 

A very large proportion of the North- 
western students pay a portion of their col- 
lege expenses by outside work. This is of 
a most varied natui-e, including as it does 
waiting on the table, mowing lawns, tend- 
ing furnaces,, caring for horses, milking 
cows, washing dishes, making garden, 
washing windows, cooking, life-saving ser- 
vice, typewriting, bookkeeping, tutoring, 
typesetting, clerking, reporting, insurance, 
stenography, canvassing, preaching, brick- 
laying, janitor work, carrying papers, bar- 
ber's work, singing in choirs, library work, 

In order to get a tangible idea of the ef- 
fect which the gymnasium of Columbia 
University has had on the general strength 
of the students, a few averages have been 
made from the records kept by Dr. Savage. 
These records are arrived at according to 
methods adopted by the College Gymnasi- 
um Directors' Association, by tests as to 
the strength of (i) the back, (2) the legs, (3) 
the right forearm, (4) the left forearm, (5) 
the triceps and chest, (6) the biceps and 
back, and (7) the capacity and strength of 
the lungs. These tests are taken by all the 
freshmen and sophomores, by all the mem- 
bers of the various athletic teams, and by all 
others who wish. By looking at the first 
one hundred tests, which were taken be- 
tween October 5 and 13, within two weeks 
of the opening of the gymnasium, it is 
found that the average was 502 kilograms ; 
while in the one hundred tests taken be- 
tween January 20 and March 29, after the 
men had been using the gymnasium for 
from four to six months, the average was 
found to be 61 1.7 kilograms, an increase of 
109.7 kilograms, or 241.34 lbs. Taking 
from the freshmen and sophomore classes 
25 men who have taken two tests, it is 
found that the maximum improvement was 
326 kilograms, or 717.2 lbs; the minimum, 
20 kilograms, or 44 lbs ; and the average, 
162.2 kilograms, or 356.84 lbs. It may be 
asserted that the tests are not fair, because 
so much depends on knack ; but what does 
that mean except that the men have learned 
how to use their strength? Surely, one of 
the most important features of gymnastic 
work is that it teaches one how to use one's 
strength. Probably these results are as ac- 
curate as any that can be attained by me- 
chanical contrivances ; and, even when they 
are liberally discounted, they prove unmis- 
takably thai the work has been of immense 

It' s our purpose to offer the best goods at a reasonable margin 
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KEV. S. W. BOARDMA.X, D. D., LL. D., 

President and Professor of Mental and Moral Science and 

of Didactic Theology. 


Professor of the English Language and Literature, 

and of the Spanish Language. 


Professor of Mathematics. 


Professor, Registrar and Librarian. 


Professor of the Greek Language and Literature. 

H. C. BIDDLE, Ph. D., 

Professor Elect of Natural Science. 

Professor of the Latin Language and Literature. 


Principal of the Prepar.itory Department, and Profes- 
sor of the Science and Art of Teaching. 


Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 


The College offers four Courses of Study — the 
Classical, the Philosophical, the Scientific 
and the Teacher's. The curriculum embrace 
the various branches of Science, Language, Lit- 
erature, History and Philosophy usually embraces 
in such Courses in the leading colleges of the 
countrj. It has bsen greatly broadened for the 
current year. Additional instructors have been 


The location is very healthful. The com- 
munity is noted for its high morality. Seven 
churches. No saloons in Blount county. Six 
large college buildings, besides the President's 
house and two other residences. The halls heat- 
ed by steam. A system of waterworks. Campus 
of 250 acres. Ths college under the care of the 
Qviarip OF TENNESSEE. Full corps of instructors. 
Careful supervision. Study of the sacred Scrip- 
tures. Fo iierary societies. Rhetorical drill. 
The Lamar library of more than 10.000 volumes. 
Text-book loar ibraries. 

Instructor in the Ancient Languages. 


Instructor in the Natural Sciences. 

Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 

Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 


Instructor on the Piano and Organ. 


Instructor in Modern Languages. 

Instructjor in Elocution. 




Manager of the Co-operative Boarding Club. 


Assistant Manager of the Cooperative Boarding Club. 


Competent and experienced instructors give 
their entire time to this department, while a 
number of the Professors of the College depart- 
ment give a portion of their time to it. There 
are here also four courses of study. 


The endowment reduces the expenses to ab- 
surdly low figures. The tuition is only $6.00 per 
term, or $12.00 per year. Room rent in Baldwin 
Hall (for young ladies) and Memorial Hall (for 
young men) is only SiS.OO per term, or $6.00 per 
year. Heat bill, §3.00 per term. Electric lights, 
20 cents per month. Instrumental music at low 
rates. Boakd at Co-operative Boarding 
Club only about $1.20 Per Week. Young la- 
dies may reduce even this cost by work in the 
club. In private families board is from $2.00 to 
$2..5;J. Other expenses are correspondingly low. 

Total expenses, $75.00 to $125.00 per year. 

The next term opens January, 3, 1900. 

For Catalogues, Circulars, or other information, address 

THE REGISTER, Maryville, Tbnn. 

'-'Absent on leave in the interest of the Library. 

Maryville College Monthly. 



Number 4. 




While at Washington, in the service of 
the Christian Commission, I had been in- 
vited by Rev. P. D. Gurley, D.D., pastor 
of the New York Avenue Presbyterian 
Church, which Mr. Lincoln attended, to 
preach for him on the evening of the Sab- 
bath, April 16, 1865. After President I,in- 
coln's death, he did not release me from the 
engagement, and before an immense audi- 
ence, with the draped vacant pew, in the 

midst of the congregation, which spoke 
more loudly than could any words, a ser- 
mon was repeated which had been then 
recently addressed to my own people, in 
Auburn, N. Y., in the common course of 
pulpit services, on "Posthumous Influ- 
ence," based on Heb. ii. 4: "He being dead 
yet speaketh." 

I had several interviews with Dr. Gurley 
immediately before and after the assassi- 
nation, and as I greatly valued his judg- 
ment, and attached importance to his 
knowledge of facts, and to his opinions. I 
at once committed to my note-book the 
substance of his remarks, from which the 



following account is drawn, which has never 
before been made public. 

Dr. Gurley, the faithful pastor, him- 
self died a few years later, following his 
illustrious parishioner to the place ap- 
pointed for all living. 

On the night of the assassination Dr. 
Gnrley had retired, with his family, before 
the awful event occurred. He was sent for 
as the President's pastor, by Secretary 
Stanton. He answered the bell call by rais- 
ing- a window and inquiring what was de- 
sired. "That you should go and see the 
President." "What's the matter?" "Didn't 
you know he was shot?" "I do now; I did 
not before." Arrived at the bedside of the 
dying Executive, Mr. Stanton said: "Doc- 
tor, do you wish to say anything?" "I 
would like to compose myself. I am a 
good deal affected. I have but just heard 
of it." After a little time he offered prayer, 
and afterward also prayed with Mrs. Lin- 
coln. "^Ir. Lincoln was longer than they 
expected in dying," said Dr. Gurley. 
"Stanton said, 'One can almost see his ten- 
acity of spirit there mirrored." " The ten- 
der pastor detained Mrs. Lincoln from her 
husband's side at the last. She would 
throw herself upon him. Senator Sumner 
said: "It was the most affecting scene he 
ever heard of." Dr. Gurley made up his 
mind that as soon as it was over, he would 
offer prayer. The surgeon informed him 
that the President would live about an hour. 
At length he began to breathe long. Life 
was tenacious. You would think he was 
dead, and then he would breathe again. 
The surgeon held his hand upon his heart, 
and finally said: "He is dead." Stanton 
said to Dr. Gurley: "Would you like to 
speak?" "I would like to speak to God." 
"Do it now ; do it now." He prayed. It 
was a solemn time, apparently, to all. "It 
was a scene for a painter," said Dr. Gurley, 
"as I entered the room. Lincoln lay to- 
ward the edge of the bed, eyes swollen out 
almost to the brows ; wound plainly seen, 
iind dropping blood upon a cloth ; and all 

looking as if they had lost every friend on 

Mrs. Lincoln, when informed by her pas- 
tor that her husband was gone, said at 
first, "Why didn't you call me?" but soon 
acquiesced in the judgment of her kind and 
judicious counsellor that it was not best 
In the theater Mrs. Lincoln sat beside the 
President, with one hand resting upon him. 
She heard the pistol, but did not at first 
mistrust its significance. She looked to 
him and saw his head fallen on his breast, 
as sometimes when he was engaged in 
thought. She put her hand on his brow, 
and it was warm ; then on the back of his 
head and found blood, and screamed. 

This is, I suppose, Mrs. Lincoln's ac- 
count to Dr. Gurley on the day of his death, 
and noted down, perhaps, on the same day, 
as he related it to me. Mrs. Lincoln told 
Dr. Gurley on the day of the President's 
death: "Beyond question, he prayed daily. 
He read the Bible diligently, especially on 
the Sabbath." "No doubt," said Dr. Gur- 
ley, "he prayed as President, whether as a 
sinner for pardon I know not." He at- 
tended the theater c|uite often. Dr. Gurley 
thought he ought not. Stanton and others 
remonstrated against his going to that the- 
ater. They said if any had evil designs 
toward him, they would have the best of 
opportunities there, when all were attentive 
to the play. He had been at the theater on 
Sunday evening, but not often. Attended 
church not more than twelve times a year, 
perhaps six times. Dr. Gurley said to him, 
pleasantly, a few months before his deatli : 
"We should be happy to see you at church ; 
the preaching may be little, but the exam- 
ple is of importance." The President said 
he was going to do better ; but did not. He 
slept till II o'clock on Sabbath mornings, 
and Dr. Gurley supposed that from early 
life he had probably never formed habits of 
very regular attendance at church. He 
Vv'as very kind, genial, companionaljle with 
his pastor. Some had questioned whether 
the loyalty of that church and its pastor to 



the L'nion was of the highest order. Both 
were known to be conservative. Lincoln 
said Gurley was "loyal enough for him." 
On one occasion Secretary Stanton sent the 
pastor word that his church would be 
needed for a hospital, and that he might 
give notice to his congregation on the next 
Sabbath that they would, for a time, be 
obliged to worship elsewhere. Dr. Gurley 
was as little inclined as Paul was to have 
the "door of utterance" closed against him. 
Mr. Lincoln came in from the Soldiers' 
Home, his summer resort, to see about it. 
During the last hymn the pastor went down 
to the President's pew to consult him. The 
head of the militarv, as well as civil power, 
told him he need -jt give the notice. Mr. 
Lincoln had before been to Dr. Gurley 's 
house, and then to the church, without find- 
ing him. 

After the benediction the President came 
down to the platform, and, meeting his pas- 
tor very cordially, and sitting down, said: 
"Come, Doctor, and I'll tell you all I know- 
about this matter." 

I understood Dr. Gurley that he had 
never spoken directly to Mr. Lincoln about 
personal religion, he was so pressed with 
business. "You may think strange of it." 
Secretary Stanton said they had, on the 
morning before the assassination, the most 
harmonious and pleasant meeting of the 
Cabinet ever held by them. To his family 
Mr. Lincoln said on that day, that "for the 
first time since his first inauguration he felt 
the load lightened a little." He was nearer 
rest than he knew. The evening before an 
illumination of the city threw its strongest 
light upon the White House. Six hours 
later a great shadow fell upon the nation, 
the world, and upon history, when Secre- 
tary Stanton telegraphed to General Dix 
and to all mankind the message, "Abraham 
Lincoln is dead." 

"He was a man of marvelous shrewdness 
of judgment," said Dr. Gurley. Other men 
began to confide in his opinions even when 
in conflict with their own original views. 

They said : "The old man had been right so 

often when they thought otherwise that he 
was probably right now." The imperial 
greatness of Mr. Lincoln was not as firmly 
established in the minds of mankind at his 
death, in 1865, as it is now, in 1900. But 
while his body was yet lying still in death, 
in the White House, Dr. Gurley said to me: 
"What is greatness? See what he has done. 
If the work he has accomplished does not 
prove him a great man, how is proof of 
greatness possible?" Undoubtedly, with all 
other considerations, it was not altogether 
without his usual shrew^dness that Mr. Lin- 
coln chose the conservative New York 
Avenue Presbyterian Church, and its able 
and noble pastor, both largely influential, 
for his own church and pastor in ^^^ashing- 





It is only within the last few decades that 
the value of modern language study, not 
merely as a polite accompHshment, but also 
as a means of mental discipline, has begun 
to be realized. Twenty-five years ago, if 
these studies found a place at all in a college 
curriculum, they were considered side 
issues or extras, and in some colleges of 
fairly good standing one man was expected 
to do all the work in English, and in the 
other modern languages, while two pro- 
fessors, and perhaps two or more tutors, 
were employed to teach Greek and Latin. 
With increased interest in the study of the 
natural sciences, the necessity for a thor- 
ough reading knowledge of German and 
French began to be felt, for instructors in 
science realized that it was impossible for 
their students to do advanced work proper- 
ly as long as their only access to most of 
the best authorities in scientific lines was 
through translations, which were often in- 
ferior and inadequate. So the coitrses in 
modern languages were enlarged for prac- 



tical reasons. Then men began to con- 
ceive the idea that it is possible to obtain 
much the same mental discipline from the 
study of modern language and literature as 
one obtains from the study of the classics. 
With this discovery, the place of modern 
languages as an integral part in any broad 
system of education became established, 
and men of learning and ability were drawn 
to devote their best efforts toward the en- 
largement and improvement of this depart- 
ment. For mutual aid and helpfulness the 
Modern Language Association of America 
was formed. This met yearly in various 
parts of the country, and discussed mater- 
ials and methods in teaching. Gradually 
this Association became so large that it was 
divided along geographical lines, and the 
first meeting of the Central Division was 
held in 1895. This division comprises 
north, central and southern colleges, ex- 
tending as far west as Leland-Stanford, as 
far north as Chicago and ]\Iichigan, and as 
far south as Tulane. 

This year this division of the Association 
met for the first time in the South, at'Van- 
derbilt University. The first meeting was 
held the evening of December 27, in the 
chapel in University Hall. Chancellor J. 
H. Kirkland, of Vanderbilt, in his address 
of welcome, spoke of the great advance- 
ment made in the department of modern 
languages during the last few years, and ex- 
tended a cordial welcome to the members 
of the Association from the faculty of the 
University. In responding to this the 
president of the Association, Prof. C. Al- 
phonso Smith, of the University of Louis- 
iana, said that he knew of no city and no 
L'niversity in the South where the Associa- 
tion would rather meet than in Nashville, 
at Vanderbilt. Professor Smith then pre- 
sented a carefully prepared paper on "In- 
terpretative Syntax," in which he showed 
how the use or omission of certain syntacti- 
cal forms affects the spirit and meaning of 
a composition. For example, the omission 
of active verbs gives calmness and repose. 

wh.ereas their frequent use produces a jerky, 
agitated style, indicative of rapid activity. 

After this an informal reception of dele- 
gates was held in the library. The other 
meetings of the Association were held in a 
room on the third floor of University Hall, 
used by one of the literary societies. This 
Avas amply large, as there were only aboitt 
fifty delegates in attendance. 

Thursday morning, after the business 
had been disposed of. Prof. Richard Jones, 
of A'anderbilt, discussed the question, "Are 
There Two King Arthurs in the 'Idylls of 
the King'?" He came to the conclusion 
that there were two dift'erent conceptions of 
King Arthur in the mind of the poet, the 
earlier one being that of a true man, while 
the later one conceived of the king as sym- 
bolizing the human soul in its struggles 
against evil. 

A paper by Prof. C. E. McClumpha, of 
the L'niversity of JNIinnesota, on "The 
.Elizabethan Sonnet," was followed by an- 
other, entitled "Qualities of Style as a Test 
•of Authorship : a Criticism of WolfT's 'Zwei 
Jugendlustspiele von Heinrich vonKleist.' " 
In this Professor Nollen showed that simi- 
larity in certain minor points of style is an 
insufficient foundation upon which to base 
a conclusion that two productions are by 
the same writer. 

At I o'clock a dainty luncheon was 
served to the delegates in the library by 
some of the ladies of the Vanderbilt faculty. 

Dinging the afternoon session one of the 
most interesting papers, to me at least, was 
that of Prof. Charles Bundy Wilson, of the 
University of Iowa, on "The Grammatical 
Gender of English Loanwords in German." 
He presented each delegate with a printed 
list, compiled by himself, and which he ac- 
knowledged was not intended to be com- 
plete, of 392 English words that are used 
in German without change in form or spell- 
ing. Another interesting paper was that 
of Dr. H. S. Piatt, of the University of Illi- 
nois, on the "Dramatic Function of the 



Confidente in the Tragedies of Corneille 
and Racine." 

Thursday evening a reception was given 
the members of the Association by the fac- 
ulty of Vanderbilt University in the parlors 
of Wesley Hall. 

The first paper Friday morning was en- 
titled "The Direct Influence of the Ameri- 
can Revolution Upon German Poetry," 
and was written by Professor Hatfield and 
Miss Elfrieda Hochbaum, of the North- 
western University at Evanston, 111. 

Many examples were presented to show 
how the German poetry of the period was 
imbued by a revolutionary spirit, favorable 
to the American Colonies in their struggle 
for liberty. 

Among some of the other papers read 
during this session might be mentioned 
"The Italian Sonnet in English," by Dr. E. 
E. Severy, of the Bowen Academic School, 
Nashville ; "Some Points of Similarity Be- 
tween Hanfif's 'Lichtenstein' and Scott's 
Tvanhoe,' " by Dr. Clarence W. Eastman, 
oi the University of Iowa, and "The Eng- 
lish Gerund," by Prof. W. L. Weber, of 
Emory College, Ga. 

The delegates were entertained at lunch- 
eon by different members of the Vanderbilt 
faculty, most of whom seem to have their 
homes on the campus. 

During the closing session, in the after- 
noon, Professor Bondurant, of the LTniver- 
sity of Mississippi, read a paper entitled 
"Sherwood Bonner, Story Writer and 
Novelist." Professor Joynes' paper on 
"Dictation and Composition in Modern 
Language Teaching" was read in full by 
Professor Hohlfeld, of Vanderbilt Univer- 
sity. While heartily indorsing the report 
of the Committee of Twelve, Professor 
Joynes wished to lay more especial em- 
phasis upon the use of dictation in the 
teaching of language. It has a double ad- 
vantage, in training both eye and ear, and 
should, he thinks, largely take the place of 
composition during the early stages of lan- 
Sfuage instrui lion 

At the request of the National Educa- 
tional Association, a committee of twelve 
was appointed by the two divisions of the 
Modern Language Association in 1896; the 
work of this committee was (a) to consider 
the position of the modern languages in 
secondary education; and (b) to examine 
into and make recommendations upon 
methods of instruction, training of teachers, 
and other allied questions. The report of 
this committee was published in the report 
of the United States Bureau of Education 
for 1897-98. Professor Hatfield opened the 
discussion of this report with some brief re- 
marks, and moved that it be accepted by 
the Central Division of the Modern Lan- 
guage Association. This motion was car- 

Tributes to the memory of Professor 
Baskeville, of Vanderbilt, and of one of the 
professors of Michigan University, who had 
died since the last meeting, were read. 

It was decided that the Central Division 
of the Association accept the invitation of 
the Philological Society to meet with them 
next year in one of the following cities: 
Washington, Philadelphia, New York, or 
Baltimore, Washington to be preferred. 

After tendering a vote of thanks to the 
faculty of A'anderbilt University for their 
truly Southern hospitality, the Central Di- 
vision of the Modern Language Associa- 
tion adjourned. Amanda L. Andrews. 


The College opened its doors on Jan. 3, 
1900, to the usual augmented number of 
students, many of whom had just tinished 
their labors as teachers in the public schools 
for the past year. In addition to the old 
students, the most of whom have returned, 
eighty-two new students have thus far 
(January 9) been enrolled. Of these new 
students fifty-one are from outside ^lary- 
ville. The total enrolhnent so far has been 
about three hundred and sixty. 

The opening of the term brought to us 
Prof. H. C. Biddle, who takes charsre of the 



Science Department. Professor Biddle has 
taken the degree of Doctor of Philosophy 
at Chicago University with the highest 
honors. His coming to Maryville marks 
a new era in the Sciences, for it is the first 
time in the history of the College that two 
teachers have been employed to give in- 
struction to our students in the Science De- 

On Friday night of the first week the 
usual reception was given to the new stu- 
dents by the two Christian Associations. 

The first part of the program, over which 
Dr. George D. McCulloch presided, con- 
sisted of songs by the quartettes, a recita- 
tion by Miss Barton, and addresses by 
Professor Waller and Hugh L. Matthews. 
A pleasing feature of the evening was the 
first public announcement of the gift of five 
hundred dollars for the library from an 
anonymous friend of the College in Phila- 
delphia through the instrumentality of Prof. 
Herman A. Gofif. 

The names of the new students outside 
of Maryville are as follows: 

Raymond A. Parker, Carthage, Ind. 
Justus T. Bowling, Hyden, Ky. 
Robert S. Walker, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
John F. McCall, Knoxville, Tenn. 
John C. Beals, Kizer, Tenn. 
John F. Henry, Rockford, Tenn. 
James E. McCall, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Minnie Davis, Waters, Tenn. 
Silas M. Foster, Huntsville, Tenn. 
John A. Davis, No Time, Tenn. 
James S. Kagley, Yellow Sulphur, Tenn 
Cowan Mikels. Knoxville, Tenn. 
Horace H. Brown, Powell Station, Tenn 
Calvin N. Matthews, Miser, Tenn. 
May Riseden, Wartburg, Tenn. 
Anna Millsaps, Gamble, Tenn. 
James P. Davis, No Time. Tenn. 
Mike Grif^ets, Kizer, Tenn. 
Lizzie Williams, Oak Dale, Tenn. 
Cora E. McCulloch, Ellejoy, Tenn. 
Joseph P. Murphy, Bank. Tenn. 
Archimedes A. Hinton, McKinley, Tenn. 
Carl O. Anderson, Tutt, Tenn. 

Carl R. Murray, Clover Hill, Tenn. 
C. A. McGhee, McKinley, Tenn. 
Emerson D. Parker, Huntsville, Tenn. 
David E. Self, Rockford, Tenn. 
Joseph E. Thomas, Coal Creek, Tenn. 
Andrew Waters, No Time, Tenn. 
Hug^li L. Matthews, Miser, Tenn. 
Robert L. Moore, Leadvale, Tenn. 
Lula M. Best, McKinley, Tenn. 
William L. King, Ford, Tenn. 
James E. French, Flenniken, Tenn. 
Williams A. Woods, Greenback, Tenn. 
Lizzie Walker, Millers, Tenn. 
James D. Hatcher, Montvale, Tenn. 
William B. Disney, Coal Creek, Tenn. 
John F. Shirley, Lulaville, Tenn. 

Grace Leatherwood, Clover Hill, Tenn. 

Robert C. Manly, Lulaville, Tenn. 

David S. Haworth, Indian Ridge, Tenn. 

Robert H. Kinnamon, Rockford, Tenn. 

Ciive Carthern, Talbot, Tenn. 

Mayme Malcom, Talbot, Tenn. 

Era Thompson, Miser, Tenn. 

P. H. Thompson, Miser, Tenn. 

Lizzie McCammon, Brick Mill, Tenn. 

James M. Felknor, Morristown, Tenn. 

Marion B. Hunter, Morristown. Tenn. 

James C. McTeer, Morganton, Tenn. 


The trustees of Maryville College met in 
Maryville on Wednesday, January lo, 1900. 
The following members were present: 

Rev. Robert L. Bachman, D.D., Knox- 
ville; Rev. Edgar A. Elmore, D.D., Knox- 
ville: Rev. Calvin A. Duncan, D.D., Knox- 
ville; Rev. James McConnell, Maryville: 
Rev. John M. Alexander, Rockford; Rev 
John N. McGinley, New Market; Rev. 
Frank M. Heydenburk, Marshall, N. C: 
A. R. McBath, Flenniken; Will. A. Mc- 
Teer, Maryville; Ben. Cunningham, Mary- 
ville; W. B. Minnis, New Market, and J. 
P. Hooke. Maryville. 

In the absence of Rev. W. H. Lyle, D.D., 
Dr. C. A. Duncan, of Knoxville, presided 



President S. W. Boardman presented a 
report, a part of which is as follows: 

"There were enrolled for the first term 
about 275 students. There have been en- 
rolled for the present term about 80 new 
students. Professor Biddle, our new in- 
structor in the Department of Natural 
Sciences, has already entered upon his work 
with excellent promise for his classes and 
for himself. You are generally aware that 
our College teachers and students partici- 
pated favorably last summer in the exer- 
cises at Winona, Ind. Our Synodical 
Quartette was heard with distinguished 
favor. Some of our students rendered 
good services. Professor Wilson, as teach- 
er of Spanish and in various pubHc services, 
contributed with others to give our Col- 
lege an enviable reputation at the Assem- 
bly. The College Monthly, under the care- 
ful and able editorship of Professor Waller. 
aided by several students, has continued its 
good work. General health has prevailed 
in the College, though some recent pupils 
have been taken away. Constant improve- 
ments on the grounds have cheered all 
hearts. These are, it is believed, directly 
tributory to the best refining and elevating 
influences of the College. General good 
order and diHgent study have characterized 
the College year thus far. The settlement 
of Rev. George D. McCulloch, D.D., over 
New Providence Church, which many of 
our students attend, and the recent growth 
of that congregation, have brought an ad- 
ditional stimulating influence, which prom- 
ises to be of much value. Meanwhile all 
the pastors and churches of Maryville are 
in cordial relation with the College. Some 
pleasant reports have come from Professor 
Gofif concerning his efforts in behalf of the 
College library. Five hundred dollars have 
already been received by the College treas- 
urer, witli the prospects of larger donations. 
It is hoped that the library may be brought, 
at no distant day, into better accord with 
the needs of the institution and its equip- 
ment in other directions. The religious 

condition of the College is encouraging. 
We are all looking forward with much of 
hope and of anticipation to the annual 
evangelistic meetings soon to be held in the 
College chapel by Dr. Elmore. It is earn- 
estly hoped that Bartlett Hall may be com- 
pleted before Sept. i, 1900." 

The chairman of the Building Committee 
of Bartlett Hall, Prof. Elmer B. Waller, 
made a report: 

"The last written report was made to 
your body a year ago, and showed that to 
January, 1899, the cash receipts for Bart- 
lett Hall were $6,213.80, and the total cost 
01 the building $9,819.95. At that meet- 
ing $4,000 were voted to the building from 
College funds, and the committee was au- 
thorized to finish a part of the building. 
This work has been done, and the Y. AL C. 
A. is in possession of the building, though 
a part of it is as yet unfinished. During 
the past year $1,142.85 have been collected, 
making the total cash receipts, outside of 
the $4,000 donation from the College, 
$7,354.65. Mr. Hubert S. Lyle was ap- 
pointed collector, and did very efficient 
work. His report is appended." 

After discussion, in which it was set forth 
that the building ought to be finished this 
year, the following resolution was adopted : 

"Resolved, That the Acting General Sec- 
retary of the Y. M. C. A. be requested to 
collect the remaining outstanding and 
overdue subscriptions as far as possible." 

Among other transactions, the request 
of Miss Amanda Andrews, teacher of mod- 
ern languages, that she be given a year's 
leave of absence, beginning with Sept. i. 
1900, to study abroad, was granted. 

The Board then adjourned, to meet at 
Maryville during Commencement week. 

On Jan. 3, 1900, William T. Bartlett gave 
a very successful song recital at Washing- 
ton College. Mr. Bartlett's ability as a 
vocalist is becoming so well known that his 
services are in demand in many places out- 
side of Marvville. 




The Y. U. C. A. of ^laryville College 
has always been a powerful factor in the 
religious life of the students. The past year 
has been a notable one in its history. Wi^-h 
the opening of the fall term, the Associa- 
tion took possession of the rooms prepared 
in Bartlett Hall. As the following reports 
show', new impetus and interest have been 
aroused. Those who are interested in the 
work of the Association will be able to gain 
some idea of the w^ork by reading these 
excellent reports. 


The past year has been one of transition, 
innovation and growth. 

On the 20th of March the Y. M. C. A. 
became an incorporated body, with a new 
constitution. Then followed the disband- 
ing of Bartlett Hall Building Association ; 
our acceptance of the incomplete building, 
and our agreement to shoulder the respon- 
sibility and finish the work so well begun by 
Kin Takahashi. 

In passing from a homeless Association 
into an unfinished mansion we were con- 
fronted with the immensity of our oppor- 
tunities, and the paucity of equipment to 
meet them. We wanted money and men ; 
money to furnish the parlor, reading-room 
and secretary's office ; men to direct the 
Physical Department and fulfill the im- 
portant office of General Secretary. None 
of these have been forthcoming. In view 
of the incomplete state of Bartlett Hall, we 
have been content to use the means at our 
disposal, and these have proved equal to 
meet the demands of the hour. But when 
Bartlett Hall is completed, a physical di- 
rector and general secretary will be abso- 
lutely necessary for the successful engi- 
neering of our work. 

The introduction of new by-laws has 
called for the strictest vigilance in keeping 
up to the foundation principles of the Y. M. 
C. A. The Advisory Committee has 
worked well, and in no way hampered or 

cramped our energies. On the other hand, 
it has proved of valuable assistance, and 
with a keener grasp of the general scope of 
Y. M. C. A. work will prove an invaluable 
aid in solving problems that still conf rout us. 
We are pleased to note that in this tran- 
sition period w'e have grown. The treas- 
urer reports an increase in receipts for nine 
months that more than doubles our re- 
ceipts for the previous year. The solidify- 
ing of the Student Volunteer Band, and the 
Association ; the splendid work done by the 
Missionary Committee, the successful de- 
votional meetings, held from Sabbath to 
Sabbath, and the increased interest taken 
by the students in the gymnasium, are all 
encouraging features of the past year. 

Our future policy shall be more aggres- 
sive. New students ought to be informed 
of our movement, and encouraged to par- 
ticipate in it. Association papers, such as 
"Men" and "The IntercoUegian," should be 
read and studied for ideas and methods, 
and for familiarizing us with the world-wide 
work among students. Committee work 
should be more systematic and persistent. 
The increased financial responsibility 
should be met, in part, by membership fees, 
rentals on rooms, and three annual enter- 

We are in a testing period that should 
have from every member consideration and 
thought for the work ; active co-operation 
and pra3'erful sympathy with those at the 

The eyes of the student body of America 
are still watching our experiment ; God 
commands us to "go forward" ! As young 
men on the threshold of a new century 
shall we not gird up our loins and march in 
the courage born of conviction that the 
Lord of Hosts is with us? Respectfully 
submitted, Thomas Maguire. 

The chairman of the Missionary Com- 
mittee of the Y. M. C. A. begs leave to sub- 
mit the following report : 



The committee was appointed Septem- 
ber 8 by President Thomas Maguire, and 
was constituted of the following: Frederic 
L. Webb, chairman ; Messrs. Broady, Lew- 
is, Reed and W. A. E. Campbell. 

During the term of service the committee 
has held six meetings. 

These meetings with the Missionary 
Committee of Y. W. C. A. were held for the 
purpose of arranging for the joint mission- 
ary services which have been for a long time 
one of the features of our Association 

This committee, with the Missionary 
Committee of our sister Association, ar- 
ranged for and carried out the following- 
monthly missionary services: 

Sunday, September 24. — Joint service: 
Topic, "Siam" ; G. W. Reed, Leader. 

Sunday, October 29. — Joint service: 
"South Africa as a Mission Field'' ; Miss 
Emma Alexander, Leader. 

Sunday, November 26. — Joint service: 
"Mohammedanism" ; Robert Elmore. 

Sunday, December 19. — Topic, "The 
Land Where Jesus Lived." Leader, Miss 
Amanda L. Andrews. 

As leader of the Student Volunteer Band, 
the chairman would respectfully add to the 
above the report of that organization to the 
Y. M. C. A. The officers of the Band are 
as follows: Leader, Frederic Lee Webb; 
Secretary, Miss Lena Hastings ; Treasurer, 
George W. Reed. Band members who 
form the constitutional majority of the 
Missionary Committee of the Y. M. C. A 
are as follows: Messrs. Reed, Broady and 
Webb. The work of the Band this term 
has been pleasant and helpful. The roll of 
the Band shows a membership of seven ac- 
tive members, of whom five are in college 
this term. One is teaching in Grassy Cove. 
At the last commencement two volunteers 
graduated from the College, and of t^iese 
one is in theological seminary. Two grad- 
uated volunteers are working on the field — 
Mr. Kin Takahashi, in Y. M. C. A. work in 

Japan, and Rev. R. C. Jones, on the field in 
Bangkok, Siam. Indications point to the 
fact that the Lord is answering the prayers 
of the Band for an increased membership ; 
for this term a volunteer from Mt. Vernon 
was placed on our roll, and in the imm.e- 
diate future others may be added. 

With the prayer that God may own and 
bless his work in this Association, we con- 
clude this report. Very respectfully sub- 

Frederic Lee Webb, Chairman. 


The students have been very active in 
athletic work this term. The bowling alley 
has been in almost constant use during the 
time for op:ning the Gymnasium. In the 
other athletic work the students as a body 
have done more active work, taken more 
active exercise, than at any previous period. 
Some, in fact a number, show a good deal 
of talent. We were somewhat hampered 
in our exhibition of November on account 
of timidity on the part of some members 
and the absence of others. 

The basket ball is another very active fea- 
ture of our enjoyment. This is exceedingly 
popular, and there are always a number to 
take an active interest in the game. 

I think I am safe in saying the average 
attendance has been from 25 to 30, or 
larger. We have now a text-book on ath- 
letics, and any one wishing to secure one 
may do so for 50 cents. It is a valuable 
book, and we can do much better work if 
a number can be secured. We expect to 
do class work every evening during the 

Our entertainment has been largely com- 
mented upon by students, teachers and out- 
siders, and we have received a great deal of 
encouragement. Among the many was the 
following note from our honored president : 

"Maryville, Tenn., November 24. 
•■Mr. T. H. McConnell: 

"Dear Friend. — Allow me to express to 
vou the high gratification with which I wit- 



nessed, this P.M., you work in the gym- 
nasium. It was excellent, and must be 
very useful to yourself and others. I am 
very desirous to have the gymnasium made 
as beneficial as possible, and to as large 
numbers. Sincerely yours, 

"Samuel W. Boardman." 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 
T. H. McConnell. 


For the year ending Dec. 8, 1899, your 
committee has made out the programs 
necessary for all the meetings of the fall 
term, since the committee did not enter 
upon its duties till after the spring term 
programs were out. 

The meetings of the past year have been 
uniformly good. The leaders have all made 
faithful preparation, and have done their 
work well. On behalf of the committee. 
W. A. Campbell, Chairman. 


Treasurer's report from March 28, 1899, 
to December 28, 1899: 
Receipts — 

Brought forward $8.52 

Penny collections 4.13 

Delegates' Fund 22.35 

For furnishing Bartlett Hall (from 

Y. W. C. A.) 40.98 

Athletic entertainment 9.S0 

Special collection ng 

jNIembership fee 32.90 

Total .$119.67 

Expenditures — 

Rent of Bartlett Hall $1.00 

Sending delegates to Asheville. . . . 22.35 

Furnishings for rooms 43-95 

Work on bowling alley 10.00 

International Committee 5.00 

Membership tickets 4.00 

Secretaries' books 3.65 

Printing and miscellaneous 21.48 

Balance on hand 8.24 

H. C. Rimmer, Treasurer. 


The Athenian Literary Society gave its 
thirty-second annual mid-winter entertain- 
ment in the College chapel on Fridav even- 
ing, January 19. 

The room was beautifully decorated with 
■olants and bunting, the Athenian colors 
V^rimson) predominating, and was taxed to 
its fullest seating capacity. The arrange- 
ment of the room was the same in general 
effect as last year, when the Society inau- 
gurated its entirely new- arrangement of 
seats and platform. All Athenians present 
were bedecked with crimson colors The 
program was as follows: 

Presiding Ofificer 

Rev. George D. McCulloch, D.D. 

Invocation Prof. E. B. Waller- 
Chorus — We Rock Away Emerson 

A. L. S. Symphony Club. 

Oration — Man W. B. Davis 

Piano Solo — Ballade Chopin 

Miss Anice Whitney. 

Declamation — Haunted by a Song 

R. O. Franklin 

Vocal — When the Hues of Daylight 

Fade Emerson 

A. L. S. Quartette. 
Debate — That the United States Should 
Not Take Part in the Dismemberment 
of the Chinese Empire. 
Affirmative — M. P. Murphy. 
Negative — R. B. Elmore. 
V^ocal — The Clang of the Forge . . . Rodner 

Will. Bartlett. 
Oration — The Martyr of Modern Times. 

W. E. IvCwis 

Vocal — Wake ! Little Kate Macy 

A. L. S. Quartette. 

The Athenian F. L. Webb' 

Vocal — The A. L. S. Song 

A. L. S. Symphony Club. 

Benediction Prof. S. T. Wilson, D.D. 

The feature of the program apart from 
the usual unsurpassed literary work of the 














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Athenians was the music, which merited the 
appreciation of every one. 

The Glee Club, which has been practicint^ 
faithfully all winter under the efficient lead- 
ership of W. S. Green, made its initial ap- 
pearance before a Maryville audience, and 
demonstrated well the effects of its training. 
The club presented for the first time the 
Athenian song, which is given on the op- 
posite page, the words of which are en- 
tirely original, by Thomas Maguire, and 
the music arranged from the air of the Aus- 
tralian National song by H. T. Hamilton. 

The quartette, which is fully up to the 
standard of last year, and the soloists, Mr. 
William T. Bartlett, baritone, and INIiss 
Anice Whitney, pianiste, received also their 
merited share of applause. 

The society is now in a most prosperous 
condition, and is preparing to settle down 
to hard work as soon as the evangelistic 
services are over. The following officers 
have been elected for the next term 
President, R. B. Elmore; vice president, 
Thomas Maguire; secretary, E. H. Atkin- 
son ; treasurer, W. R. Jones ; censors, Mat- 
thews, ^IcClung and Franklin ; editor of 
Athenian, W. B. Davis. 

The following extract is taken from the 
Knoxville Journal and Tribune of January 
9 in reference to one of the College's best- 
known alumni: 

"Rev. E. A. Elmore, pastor of the Fourth 
Presbyterian Church, has received a formal 
call to the pastorate of the Second Presby- 
terian Church of Chattanooga. The Sec- 
ond Church is the largest Presbyterian con- 
gregation in that city, and in accepting its 
pastorate Dr. Elmore would, in some re- 
spects, have a wider field than he has in 
Knoxville. The Chattanooga congrega- 
tion has been without a pastor for some 
time, and has, for a number of months, been 
desirous of securing the services of Dr. El- 
more in that capacity. He has been asked 
by members of that congregation whether 
or not he would accept a call if it were ten- 

dered, but has declined so far to indicate 
what his course would be. 

"In speaking of the matter last night. Dr. 
Elmore said that he had received a formal 
communication asking him to accept the 
pastorate of the Chattanooga Church, but 
had not come to any decision in the matter 
3^et. The question will probably be laid be- 
fore his congregation here at an early day 
for consultation and advice. 

"Dr. Elmore is one of the best known 
and most influential ministers of the city. 
He has held his present pastorate for the 
past thirteen years. Prior to that time he 
was, for four years, one of the professors in 
the Maryville College, and before accepting 
that position he had charge of an impor- 
tant Presbyterian Church in New York 
City for seven years. 

Dr. Elmore is a man of ripe and scholarly 
attainments, and will be greatly missed in 
religious and social circles should he decide 
to accept the call tendered him and move 
to Chattanooga." 

The Young Women's Christian Associa- 
tion gave a very enjoyable entertainment at 
the College Chapel, Thursday, Dec. 14, 
1899. The program was: 

Piano Duet — Overture Semiramide 


Mrs. P. M. Bartlett and Miss Flo. Henry 

Quartette Selected 

College Quartette. 
Recitation — The Raggedv Man and Our 

Hired Girl .' Riley 

Miss Nancy Gardner. 

Vocal Solo '. Selected 

Miss Stella Eakin. 

Molin Solo— The Bee Schubert 

Miss Grace Carnahan. 

Quartette — In the Gloaming Parks 

Ladies' Quartette. 

Piano Solo — Hungarian Dance 


Miss Anice Whitney. 

Recitation Selected 

Mrs. Nita West. 

\'ocal Solo— The Lone Star Bonheur 

Mr. Will. Bartlett. 
Quartette — In Silent Mead. .... .Emerson 

Athenian Ouartette. 


Maryville College Monthly. 

Vol. II. 


No. 4. 

KXj.\1ER B. WALLBK, Editok-in-Chiek, 

editors from literary societies: 


Athenian. Alpha Sigma. 



T. H. NfcCONNELL, I RiT«n<:ii'«« MAWArirnw 
JOSEPH M . BROADY, 1 ^^^'^ ^® M ANAGEKi,. 

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Y. M. r. A. meets Sunday at 1:15 P. M. Pres., 

Thomas Magulre; Sec , I. W. Jones. 
Y. W. *'. A. meets Sunday at 2:00 P. M. Pres., Ethel 

Minnis, Sec, Ura Rankin. 
College Prayer Meetiua- meets Tuesday at 6:§0 

P. M.. 
S. V. B. F. M. meets Weduesdav at :;:'o P. M. Lead- 
er, Fred L. Welib. 
Alheniaii Socieij'— Senior Section meets h'ridiiviit 

Ti'OP. M. P es.. (iio. \V. I!eed; Sec, K. L. Webb. 

.lunior Seclioii meets S:iturday, at 7:00 P. M. 

Pres.. James Dunn . .See , W. E. 'Lewis. 
Alpba Sigma Soclet.v — Senior .Section meets Friday 

at 7:i«iP. M. Pres.. H. C. Rimmer. Sec, W. D. 

Hammontree Junior Section meets Saturday 

nt 7:00 P. .VI. Pres., H. F.Hope; Sec.H. K. Gibsoii. 
Bainoiiiaii Society meets Fiiday at 7:00 P. M. Pres., 

Edith Xewmau; Sec, Carrie Arstingstall. 
Board of l>irectors of College meets Jan. 10, 1900. 
The Alumni Association meets Mnv, ;31, 1900.' Pres., 

J. M. Goddard, Sec. Prof. S. T. Wilson. 
Kxeciitive Comniiltee <if Board of Directors 

meets thw second Tuesd:iy ot eiich month either 

at Maryville or KnoxvJlle The members are Mai . 

Ben Cunniiif^ham, and Ma.i. Will A. iVIcTeer of 

Maryville; Col John B. Minnis, and Cr. E. A. 

Elmore of Knox ville, and A. R. McBath, of Ij len- 



Maryville ! 

Hard work. 

Three days late. 

What did you get? 

Anti-dust floor dressing. 

Jim George lost his voice? 

Dr. E. A. Elmore, 75, will conduct the 
religious meetings of the College in Jan- 

Carl Elmore, '98, is in the Senior class 
at Princeton, and has as his roommate a 
former student, H. B. Smith. 

Miss Ellen Alexander, '99, has accepted 
a position as assistant teacher in the 
Friends' Academy, in town. 

Mrs. A. A. Wilson gave a very pleasant 
party one night during the vacation at 

Baldwin Hall to all the out-of-town stu- 

\'arious entertainments were given dur- 
ing the holiday vacation, and the students 
who remained in Maryville were kept busy 
with them. 

Prof. Herman A. Gofif, w^ho is absent in 
the interest of the library endowment, has 
sent us a Maryville College calendar, which 
is a work of art. with a fine half-tone en- 
graving of Lamar Library on the front 

We have received a beautiful booklet en- 
titled "Queen Fashion and Other Poems." 
by Mrs. J. M. Hunter, of Morristown. 
Tenn. Mrs. Hunter is the wife of Rev. J 
M. Hunter, and the mother of Marion B. 
Hunter, who entered our College this 

According to the pleasant custom estab- 
lished by Dr. Boardman, the usual New- 
Year's sunrise prayer-meeting was held in 
the College Chapel. At least fifty persons 
were present, and an hour of praise and 
prayer was enjoyed, after which the compli- 
ments of the season were interchanged by 
those present. 

i\Irs. Helen Sanford and the young la- 
dies of Baldwin Hall gave a pleasant 
reception to their friends last month. One 
of the features of the entertainment was the 
"Art Gallery." This consisted of one hun- 
dred and twenty portraits of celebrated 
characters, and a prize was given to the 
guest who could identify the greatest num- 
ber of them. ]\Iiss Pearl Andrews bore off 
the honor, having named correctly seventv- 
three of the number. 

Prof. J. G. Newman entertained the Jef- 
ferson County students at his house one 
evening last month. The following were 
present: Misses Newsman, Bettis, ^linnis. 
Walker, Ora Rankin and Lucy Rankin ; 
and Messrs. Rankin, Newman, Rimmer. 
Holtsinger, Caldwell, Robert Franklin, and 
James Franklin. Jefferson County has al- 
ways been well represented in Mary\'ille, and New Market Academv has 
sent hither many of her graduates. 

The Sabbath-school of New Providence 
Church is verv closelv related to ^laryville 
College. Major Will. A. McTeer is su- 
perintendent, Hon. Thomas N. Brown is 
assistant, and Mrs. Luella S. Brown is 
treasurer. The following summarv of tlie 
treasurer's report for 1899 will be of in- 


terest to those students who are members represent the class on Commencement 

of tliis school. Day; that the others should write theses on 

Penny collections for school expenses— appropriate subjects, and hand them in for 

First quarter of 189Q $18.22 approval. 

Second quarter of 1899 17.56 The faculty did not grant our request, 

Third quarter of 1899 16.49 thinking the time unripe for such an inno- 

Fourth quarter of 1899 25.34 vation. We hope, however, the present agi- 

7- tation of the subject will result favorably for 

Total S77.01 succeeding classes. 

Monthly missionary collections — The following class officers have been 

For the year 1899 $67.91 chosen: President, Edwin L. Ellis ; vice 

Special collections • president, Robert B. Elmore; secretary and 

^,^., , , T-^ (tTTQ,^ treasurer, Thomas H. McConnell; ser- 

Children s Dav Jbii.cso ' „ . _ , . 

e • , " 2 80 geant-at-arms, Henrietta Lord. A com- 

^ " mittee has been appointed to promote the 

Total for all collections $160.12 social interests of the class. 

^ , , , r Ti T^ J ^ 7~ On December 13 the class enjoved the 

Balance o n hand of Penny F und. .$1765 i^^spitality of one of its members, Mr. 

Louis Pflanze. The evening was very 

SENIOR CLASS NOTES. pleasantly spent in playing progressive 

The members of the Senior class are in a carums. Elegant refreshments were 

sad dilemma. They are puzzled to know served, after which a flashlight was taken 

whether they are the last class of the nine- of the class by Mr. Pflanze. 

teenth century, or the first of the twentieth. Before separating, the party sent the 

Xeither the faculty nor the students have echoes reverberating with the well-known 

been able to decide this momentous ques- class yell of 1900. 

tion. Will not some one kindly volunteer The class regrets the departure of one of 

a solution of the problem? its members, George William Reed. 

The class, though the "ooiest" in the his- Interesting reports have been received 

tory of the College, hope they have upheld from Norton W. Irvin, '00, who left on 

the dignity of the position which they fill, November 4 for Porto Rico, and is now in 

and have something for which they can be the employ of the civil engineering corps of 

commended. the government. 

It has been the custom in our institution W. T. Bamsey has the distinction of be- 
that every member of the class should take ing the first of the Seniors to hand in the 
part on Commencement Day. The num- Commencement oration. The subject 
ber of the participants has been such as to chosen by Mr. Bamsey is "The Utility of 
render the exercises lengthy and tiresome Aesthetics." No doubt he has a great 
for both audience and speakers. Accord- treat in store for his hearers on May 31. 
ingly, we submitted the following plan to We hope the other classes will follow our 
the faculty: example in presenting notes and items of 

That four or six members be chosen to interest for the Monthlv. 


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medium and fancy peeled Peaches, standard, medium and fancy unpeeled 
Peaches, black and silver Prunes Apricots, Pears and ' lums, and many other 
articles in the dried fruit line. 

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EEV. S. W. BOARD JI AX, D. D., LL. D., 

Presiclenl and Professor of Mental and Moral Science and 

of Didactic Theology. 


Professor of the English Language and Literatnre, 

and of the Spanish Language. 


Professor of Mathematics. 


Professor, Registrar and Librarian. 


Professor of the Greek Language and Literature. 

H. C. BIDDLE, Ph. D., 

Professor Elect of Natural Science 


Professor of the Latin Langaage and Literature. 


Principal of the Preparatory Department, and Profes- 
sor of the Science and Art of Teaching. 


Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 

The College offers four Courses of Study — the. 
Classical, the Philosophical, the Scientifict 
and the Teacher's. The curriculum embrace 
the various branches of Science, Language, Lit- 
erature, History and Philosophy usuallj' embraces 
in such Courses in the leading colleges in the 
country . It has been greatly broadened for the 
ctirrent year. Additional instructors have been 


The location is very liealthful. The com- 
munity is noted for its high morality. Seven 
churches. No saloons in Blount county. .Six 
large college buildings, besides the President's 
house and two other residences. The halls heat- 
ed by steam. A" system of waterworks. 'Campus 
of 250 acres, t Ths college under the care of the 
c^vr„r. OF Tennessee. Full corps of instructors. 
Careful supervision. Study of the sacred Scrip- 
tures. Fo iierary societie-'. Rhetorical drill. 
The Lamar library of more than 10.000 volumes. 
Text-book loar ibraries. 
For C;»tak)guc 

Instructor iu the Ancient Languages. 


Instructor in the Xatural Sciences. 

Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 

Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 


Instructor on the Piano and Organ. 


Instructor in Modern Languages. 

Instructor in Elocution. 




Manager of the Co-operative Boarding Club. 


Assistant Manager of ihe Co-operative Boarding Club. 


Competent and experienced instructors give 
their entire time to this department, vchile a 
number of the Professors of the College depart- 
ment give a portion of their time to it. There 
are here also four courses of study. 


The endowment reduces the expenses to ab- 
surdly low figures. The tuition is only $6.00 per 
term, or S12.00 per year. Room rent in Baldwin 
Hall (for young ladies) and Memorial Hall (for 
young men) is only $3.00 per term, or $6.00 per 
year. Heat bill, $3.00 per tenia. Electric lights, 
20 cents per, month. Instrumental music at low 
rates. Board at Co-operative Boarding 
Club only about $1.20 Per Week. Young la- 
dies may reduce even this cost by work in the 
club. In private families board is from $2.00 to 
$2 5'>. Other expenses are correspondingLy low. 

Total expenses, $75.00 to $125.00 per year. 

The next term opens January, 3, 1900. 
Circulars, or other information, address 

THE REGISTER, Maryville, Tenn. 

♦Absent on leave in the interest of the Library. 

Maryville College Monthly. 



Number 5. 


There's a little rhyme in the ah', 
1 feel it trembling everywhere ; 
ijiit, lo ! when I would softly try 
lo coax it near, it grows so shy, 
i his little rhyme, 1 sadly see, 
lis slipping far away Irom me. 

There's a little song in the air, 
1 hear it floating everywhere; 
Lright and vanishing each strain, 
As faintest rainbow after ram, 
1* or straightway, when I try to sing, 
My little song fias taken wmg. 

1 here's all life's joy upon the air, 
1 feel it trembling everywhere ; 
But, lo ! when I would softfy woo, 
borrow, unbidden, enters, too ; 
A conhict. Sorrow, stronger grown, 
Rules and abides where Joy has flown. 
Margaret E. Henry. 


In the smooth and flowing tongue of the 
Italians were written more of tiie world- 
famous epics than in any other language. 
Dante is translated into every tongue, 
painted by every artist, and read by every 

While Italy and the world were admiring 
the "Orlando," and lionizing its writer, a 
poem was publisJied which at once shared 
equally with "Orlando Furioso" the popu. 
lar favor. 

This epic poem, "Jerusalem Delivered," 
though sadly neglected by this generation, 
whose ears are ailuned to the light melody, 
rather than the classic oratorio, has lost 
none of its- beauty by its descent to us from 
the sixteenth century. The author of th.; 
Jerusalem, Torquato Tasso, was the son of 
Bernardo Tasso, a nobleman of sunshiny 
Bergamo. Bernardo Tasso was himself a 

poet of no low order, though the brightness 
of his star in the literary sky is almost ef- 
faced by the splendor of that of his son. 

Torquato, when a child, studied under the 
instruction of Jesuit teachers, and attracted 
general admiration by his precocity of in- 
tellect and great rehgious fervor. 

As he grew to manhood, a handsome and 
brilliant lad, he became the companion in 
sports and studies of the young prince 
Francisco, heir to the dukedom of Urbino. 
In the city of Urbino, a society of cultured 
men pursued the riesthetical and literary 
studies then in vogue. Often, in the palace. 
Torquato heard his father reading aloud ir 
the duchess and her ladies cantos of his own 
"Amadigi," or discussing the merits of 
Homer or Virgil ,ir Ariosto with the duke"> 
librarian. So m ihe royal household Tor- 
quato developed in literary atmosphere. 

But Bernardo Tasso, taught by his own 
experience, determined that Tasso Tor- 
quato should adopt a more lucrative profes- 
sion in life than that of poetry, and accord- 
ingly he sent him to Padua to study law. 
As surely as a poet is born, not made, so 
surely one born a poet can not be other 
than a poet, and Torquato, instead of ap- 
plying himself to law, bestowed all his ar- 
tention on poetry and philosophy. 

When Tasso was but eighteen, a narra- 
tive poem, called "Rinaldo," won for him 
popularity with nis countrymen, but wit'". 
the exception of the epic by \\hich he is 
now known, Tasso's best work was the 
"Aminta," a pastoral drama, simple in plot, 
but charmingly lyrical. 

Tasso Torquato wrote "Gerusalemnie 
Liberata," the poem which gives him rank 
with Dante, Petrarch and Ariosto, at the age 
of thirty-two years. Before the publication 
of the poem, it fell into the hands of literar\ 
critics, who censured it so severely that the 
author was almost crazed. A deep melan- 



choly followed, which held Tasso in its 
grasp until his death. 

Derangement, exile, imprisonment (the 
world was not kind to sick brains in those 
days), poverty, hope deferred, might be ti- 
tles of following chapters in Tasso's biogra- 

In 1594 the Pope invited Tasso to Rome 
to assume the crown of bays, in the capitol 
as Petrarch had ..'.ssumed it two hundreil 
years before. An honorary pension was 
also promised him. But before the crown 
was worn, or the pension paid, Torquain 
Tasso, the weary Odysseus of many wan- 
derings and miseries, ascended the moun- 
tain slope to the convent of San Onofrio, 
and told the prior he had come to die, with 
him. So in a few weeks the great singer's 
voice wasstill, and the world, which had of- 
fered him admiration rather than sympathy 
or kindness, was bereft. 

Tasso's most lasting memorial is the 
"Gerusalemme Liberata," a copy of which. 
in the Italian, or translated, may be found 
in every library. 

It may be that the greatest excellence of 
the poem lies in the author's choice of its 
subject. It is an heroic record of the con- 
quest of Jerusalem by the soldiers of the 
first crusade. 

In Tasso's time it was not hard to arouse 
people's sympathies for religious chivalry, 
The theme of the first crusade was certain 
history, not fluctuating tradition. Yet in 
Italy it was sufficiently remote from the 
poet's home and lime to adapt itself to epic 
poetry, with almost as much flexibility as 
fable. And the ..iibject also was in itself a 
great and noble theme, worthy the pen of a 
Tasso. It was said by Voltaire to be su- 
perior to that of Homer. No interest whicli 
the Greeks could have felt in the wrath of 
Achilles and the death of Hector would 
equal the genuine recollections which were 
associated with the first crusade. 

In unity of subject the "Liberata" is said 
to excel the "Aeneid," and in the variety 
of occurrence to surpass the "Iliad." 

Although the i-pisodes in the poem arc 
few, they display, better than any other part 
of it, Tasso's fine sense of moral beauty. 

Where, in the realm of poetic art, can be 
found a more touching story of love's devo- 
tion than that of Sophronia and Olindo, 
doomxcd for loyalty to the Christian religion 
to die in flames? Not in modern poetry or 
fiction can one find more eloquent words 
than are addressed by Clorinda to the infi- 
del king, when she pleads for the lives of 
Saphronia and Olindo. With what skill 
the poet pictures ihe slowly bending will of 
the king, until, though reluctant, he gives 
the freedom. 

Upon Armida, beautiful witch, turns the 
action of the poem. The story of Rinaldo's 
enchantment by this fair sorcerer, and the 
journey of the two knights to rescue him, is 
criticised for being too long a digression, 
since it occupies most of the four cantos. 
We can only say for Tasso that he seems 
to linger around Armida's gardens as 
though himself under their spell. 

In the delineation of character Tasso is 
not the equal of Homer, nor of some other 
epic and romantic poets. Yet in the por- 
trayal of the female warrior, with which 
Tasso, like most of the old poets, embellish- 
es his battles, he shows grept skill. He has 
not made his Clorinda, a savage virago, 
from whom the imagination revolts, but so 
bright and heroic an ideality, that one fol- 
lows her through the combat with delight, 
and reads of her death with sorrow. 

Gentle Erminia, too, whether we see her 
sighing in the tower of Argantes, or fleeing 
in disguise from the guarded town, or tak- 
ing refuge in the shepherd's hut, is always 

The heroes in the Jerusalem are drawn 
with less power than are the heroines. God- 
frey is a noble example of calm and fault- 
less virtue. Little distinctive character is 
given to Rinaldo. Prince Tancred, who in 
reality is said to have approached near to 
Chaucer's "very perfect gentle knight," is 
represented by the poet as somewhat en- 
feebled by passion. 



It it be argued that, for an heroic poem 
the "Liberata" is influenced disproportion- 
ately by love, it must be remembered that 
a story which is by necessity so full of 
carnage as this, requires many softer touch- 

The battles in the poem are as spiritual 
and picturesque as are those depicted by 
Ariosto, and perhaps more so than those of 
\ irgil. They are, however, following the 
precedent of Homer and others, too full 
of promiscuous slaughter to suit our taste. 
Many critics declare the supernatural ele 
ment to be in excess in the epic. But this 
admixture of the supernatural correspond!-, 
to the theme of the poem, and is not dis 
pleasing to the reader. For instance, the 
story of the enchanted forest — is there any 
one who does not enjoy it? 

It is a pleasure to read the "Liberata." 
No poem, it is said, unless it be the 
"Aeneid," has so few weak or tedious 

Torquato Tasso's native melancholy is 
strikingly shown by the prevailing serious- 
ness of his style. 

Yet the poem, though serious, does not 
lack in energy. The terror-filled cry of the 
Mohammedan leader, Argantes, when the 
Christian host approach the city, can not be 
equaled, unless by Godfrey's speech. 

The "Liberata"' was no sooner published 
than it was weighed against the "Orlando," 
and to this day neither Italy nor Europe has 
agreed which beam of the scale inclines. 
Certain it is that the names of Tasso's gen- 
tle heroines were household words in all 
Europe, in the seventeenth and eighteenth 
centuries. In Italy the love for tender and 
graceful poetry has made the "Liberata" 
always popular, and its fine stanzas may 
still be heard by moonlight from the lips of 
gondoliers floating along the calm bosom 
of the Giudecea. 

Perhaps in our age and country we in- 
sist too much, in literature, upon the severe- 
ly literal and practical. Sentiment is not 
all folly. Romance keeps the heart young. 

Let the romantic and artistic revive, and 
the poetry of this age may be as beautiful 
and long-enduring as the classics. To this 
end encourage the study of romantic poetry, 
and while not forgetting Homer and Virgil, 
and Dante and Ariosto, also read Tasso. 

Study of the "Gerusalemme Liberata" : 
if undertaken without prejudice, and car- 
ried on with reverent appreciation of the 
theme of the poem, must result in a truer 
estimate of its value and beauty. 

Lena Hastings, "oi. 


(Jne of the most encouraging features of 
our work in connection with the Synod o; 
Tennessee is that which is seen in our 

We shall not mention all the schools 
within our bounds as a Synod. There are 
a number of them. In Western North 
Carolina, in Upper East Tennessee, in the 
middle and western portion of the same 
section, these schools are to be found. They 
are in the charge of faithful. Christian teach- 
ers, and the good they are doing is not to 
be measured. Fifteen years ago this work 
was begun. Wonderful has been its prog- 

Huntsville Academy is located in Hunts- 
ville, the county seat of Scott Co., Tenn. 
The nearest railroad station is Helenw'ood, 
four miles from Huntsville, on the line of 
the Southern Railway, running from Cin- 
cinnati to Chattanooga. It was in 18S5 
that this school was reorganized and placed 
under the care of ihe Presbyterian Church, 
North. Beginning with August, 1885, and 
continuing for three years. Prof. David A. 
Clemens, now of Caldwell College. Idaho, 
conducted this school with increasing use- 
fulness. At the end of three years Profes- 
sor Clemens went to Lane Seminary, and 
Rev. S. E. Henry, now of ]\Ioberly. ^lo., 
conducted the school for one year, with 
good results. Next came Rev. M.. M. 
Rankin, now of Bright, Ind. During Mr. 
Rankin's stay as teacher the Academy 



Building was burned, but was soon rebuilt, 
and the school continued. After Mr. Ran- 
kin's two years, Prof. Clemens returned to 
take up the work, and remained for five 
years as principal of the school, and pastor 
of the church. This arrangement imposed 
a burden too heavy for one man. and with 
the coming of Rev. Arno Moore, who fol- 
lowed Mr. Clemens, a new regime was 
established. Mr. Moore has been there for 
four years in the capacity of superintendent 
of the school and pastor. He is largely re- 
lieved from teaching, but has the oversight 
of the school work. In a letter just re- 
ceived from him he reports a fine school, 
with 156 students. He says: "This year, as 
never before, the scholars seem to feel that 
they are in school for business." 

Until 1897 the school had no home for its 
teachers, nor did the church have a manse 
for its pastor. It was beheved to be a good 
idea to secure a manse and steps were taken 
in this direction, but it w'as soon discovered 
that a wiser and l^etter plan would be to 
purchase property suitable for a manse, 
teachers' home and dormitory for boarding 
students. Such a home was bought Oct. 
15, 1897. The lot purchased contains eigh- 
teen acres. The house is large, comfort 
able and convenient for the purpose for 
which the purchase was made. This prop- 
erty cost $2,000 ; of this amount $600 was 
paid in cash, and seven notes of $200 each 
were, given, '^^f the original notes three 
have been paid. This leaves $800 as bal- 
ance still due. The money so far given to 
this home at Huntsville Academy has been 
raised by private subscription, through 
churches, and missionary societies. Mrs. 
James A. Anderson, of Knoxville, Tenn., 
has been the prime mover in the matter. 
Few of us know how she has carried this 
work on her heart. Huntsville Academy 
owes her its thanks, and the Synod of Ten- 
nessee should give her its help, as well as its 

Of recent years this school has received 
nothing from the Woman's Board. This 
Board used to aid it, but for some reason 

that aid was stopped. The Board of Aid 
for Colleges and Academies contributes 
something to Huntsville's support. The 
funds from tuition are, of course, very lim- 

If the readers of this article could go into 
Huntsville as that village was fifteen years 
ago ; and if they could compare that town 
then with what it is now, no further argu- 
ment would be needed to establish the 
claim of that school upon us. When Pro- 
fessor Clemens went there first, the Sabbath 
was a great day for trade in the place. 
Stores were opened, and trade especially ac- 
tive on that day. It is not so now. Hunts- 
ville is a Sabbatn-keeping town. This 
change is not wholly due to the influence of 
tlie school, for the school and the church 
stand together for that which is good. 

The public schools, too, of Scott County 
have l^een greatly helped by this Academy. 
A superintendent of public instruction in 
that county assured us of this fact. He 
said that the whole county had felt the in- 
fluence of the Academy at Huntsville. Can- 
any one then calculate the good done to the 
hundreds of homes in that mountain land? 

Xot only in the town and in the public 
schools may this development be seen, but 
the same is apparent in the church at large. 
There are ministers preaching in the Pres- 
byterian Church to-day wjio were rugged 
mountain boys in the town of Huntsville 
fifteen years ago. The school, though not 
doing all of this, has done its part, and that 
part has been great. Can we question the 
value of a school ]ike this, and situated as it 
is? Can we doubt that this debt of $800 
ought to be paid ? Can we afford to refuse to 
lielp pay it? Think of this last question. It 
means much to us. 

We have no great plan to suggest. The 
best thing to do with any debt is to pay it. 
Shall the last year in the nineteenth cen- 
tury see this one wiped out? Why not? This 
is what the Academy needs, and is what 
Airs. Anderson is working for, and it is 
what we as a Synod can and ought to do. 
Now eighty men giving $10 each would do 



this. But would it not be a blessing more 
widely scattered, and a burden, too, less- 
ened, if all our churches would take part in 
this work ? Our suggestion is that some pas- 
tor in each of the four Presbyteries, togeth- 
er with his Ladies' Missionary Society, take 
up this work. Lit this pastor and his mis- 
sionary society become responsible, not for 
any amount of money, but for the churches 
in that Presbytery, and see to it that all 
these churches have the matter brought be- 
fore them. 

If some ou'j in French Broad Presbytery, 
another in Holston, and another in King- 
ston, will write Mrs. .Anderson, at Knox- 
ville, Tenn., stating their willingness to en- 
list in this cause, the work of clearing this 
debt will be pushed forward ; for the par- 
ties to carry cut this plan in Union Presby- 
tery have been found. Who is ready to 
act in the matter? A strong effort in this 
work will be greatly blessed of God. 

Pi of. John G. Newman. 


Annual evangelistic services were held, as 
for many years past, in the College Chapel, 
from January 22 to February i, 1900. Rev. 
Edgar Alonzo Elmore, D.D., of Chatta- 
nooga, lately of Knoxville, was the preach- 
er. Dr. Elmore was born in New- Market, 
Tenn., April 4, 1852. He entered the pre- 
paratory department of Maryville College 
Feb. 2, 1868; was graduated in 1874, and 
at Union Theological Seminary, where he 
was a room-mate of Rev. Dr. T. T. Alexan- 
der, in 1877. He has been a pastor in the 
city of New York seven years ; in Knox- 
ville thirteen years, and Professor of Latin 
in Maryville College, 1884-1888. He at- 
tributes his most valuable culture to his 
alma mater. Seldom is a more forcib!-,- 
speaker heard. His treatment of subjects 
is very felicitous. His presentations of 
truth are in many respects models, and 
notes of his discourses were taken by many 
.students. His addresses were very prac- 

tical and searching; his appeals solemn and 
earnest. The presence of the Holy Spirit 
was manifest from the first. Some deci- 
sions for Christ had been made before his 
arrival. Their number was soon increased, 
iiacksliders were quickened and reclaimed. 
.Vlieiiations were removed. Of about 350 
students, over 80 were accounted as not 
Christians at the commencement of these 
meetings. During their progress occurred 
more than forty hopeful conversions. Chris- 
tian students were very prayerful and active. 
The pastors of the churches attended as 
thev were able. There was great jov 
among Christians. Dr. Elmore married a 
daughter of one of the professors, and has 
always been closely identified with the in- 
terests of the College. For many years he 
has served as a leading member of the 
Board of Directors, and for several years 
has given time and care to the important 
and laborious duties of the Executive Com- 
mittees. In warm interest, in frequent con- 
sultations, having been himself for several 
years a member of the Faculty, he has con- 
tinued to be in most intimate relations with 
all its instructors and officers. He has been 
especially efficient in promoting recent im- 
provements : in the erection of new build- 
mgs, in the establishment of the loan li- 
Ijrary, in the enlargement of the College 
Library, and in adornment of the grounds. 
But no other service is so sacred or in- 
volves so much regard as these religious 
efiforts. Thev awaken interests, and fasten 
attachments w'hich are unique, and which 
must endure forever. 

Prof. John G. Newman contributed much 
to the usefulness of the meetings by his dili- 
gent and able management of the service 
of song. Chapman's book was employed. 

Dr. Elmore has several times before con- 
ducted similar services in the College. In 
1892 seventy-four confessions were made. 
Though he w'ill still be wathin our Synod, 
yet the College and community at large of 
Maryville, where he has so long been fa- 
miliar, regret, with his own congregation 
and the citv of Knoxville, his removal from 



our immediate vicinity, and wish for him 
in his new and important field the highest 
usefulness and prospect. S. W. B. 


The prize story issue of the Emory Phoe- 
nix contains a Klondike storv of fair merit. 

The Centre College Cento has an article, 
"The Antiquity of Man," written bv an am- 
bitious Senior. 

We are glad to receive a new exchange, 
The Kendall Collegian, published by the 
students and faculty of Kendall College. 

".\n Evil of the Century," in the Adrian 
College World, presents the shortcomings 
of the trade unions when they resort to 

In the Maryville College Monthly we 
read an article on "Julius Caesar," treated 
in an unusually original manner. — Crimson 
and Gold. 

A good article on "The Study of Span- 
ish" appears in the December number of 
the Maryville College Monthly. — The 

The Maryville College Monthly is our 
best exchange for December. Congratu- 
lations upon its style and general make-up. 
—The Kilikilik. 

Steel and Garnet, the monthly publica- 
tion of the Girard College Alumni, states 
tliat the endowment of Girard College is 
more than $15,000,000, and the expenditure 
for each of the 1,000 students is $425 a 
\ ear. 

"A Letter from Porto Rico,"' in the 
Maryville College Monthly, is an interest- 
ing and instructive account of an American 
teacher's voyage to Porto Rico, and her 
first experience in teaching. It gives a 
good picture of Porto Rican Society.^ — The 
Adrian College World. 

The Maryville College Monthly has a 
lengthy article on "The Study of Spanish," 
written by Prof. Samuel T. Wilson. Other 
articles of real merit make the number an 
especially interesting one. — The Kendall 

Preparations for the summer's work by 
student evangelists have already been be- 
gun. It is probable that Milton College 
will furnish two male quartettes for field 
work during the summer vacation — Milton 
College Review. 

W. T. R. (Senior): "Can you tell me. 
Freshman, why our College is such a 
learned place?" 

Dennis. — "Certainly ; the Freshmen al- 
ways bring a little learning here, and the 
Seniors never take any away ; hence it ac- 

The Blackburn University Monthly, of 
lUinois. quotes from one of our issues what 
was said of Gideon Blackburn by Hon. Will 
A. McTeer in his history of New Provi- 
dence Church. Commenting upon this, it 
says: "After coming to Illinois Dr. Black- 
burn set about the founding of the Uni- 
versity which we are now proud to call by 
his name. What the name Anderson 
means to Maryville, Blackburn means to 
us. There should be a bond of sympathy 
between these two institutions upholding 
the same faith in their respective States." 

Last year's benefactions exceed all previ- 
ous records. They amoimt to the stirpris- 
ing total of $79,749,956, as compared with 
$23,949,900 in 1898, $33,612,814 in 1897, 
$33,670,129 in 1896, $28,943,849 in 1895, 
and $19,567,116 in 1894. In the prepara- 
tion of these statistics no record has been 
kept of donations or bequests of less than 

Of the total amount for 1899 there was 
given to educational institutions the extra- 
ordinary sum of $55,851,817, to charities 
$13,206,676, to churches $2,992,593, to mu- 
seums and art galleries $2,686,500, and to 
libraries $5,012,400. 



Oh, where is polygon? 

Or why does Latin root? 
How long was your Chillon? 

Why does toboggan chute? 

What does the madamoiselle ? 

What gave the window pane? 
Why does the college yell? 

What makes the weather vane? 

In what does acoustic ? 

Who was it killed portray? 
Loud does Arithmetic, 

But why does Algebra? 

— Lantern. 

Every student should be a hearty sup- 
porter of our college paper, and put forth 
some efifort to help it. While we can say 
that about seven-ninths of the students are 
subscribers, and we confidently believe that 
a much greater per cent, of them are read- 
ers of it, we would urge that not only those 
who are not already subscribers would sub- 
scribe at once, but that all connected with 
the school would be more thouglitful about 
where they do their purchasing. 

We believe all of our advertisers to be re- 
liable firms, and it is by their aid that we 
are enabled to publish our paper, and we 
ask that the students do their trading with 
those who help us. — LTniversity Courant. 

In the William and Mary College 
Monthly for January we note a continued 
story of "Some Phases of the Spanish- 
American War." It is merely a statement 
of what is old to most of us, but it will be 
interesting to those who wish a resume of 
this bit of recent history. "Series of Let- 
ters from a College Man" is breezy and 
original, and we await Tuesday's letter 
with interest. 

One editorial worthy of mention is con- 
cerning the nature of the subject matter 
found in our college magazines. We 
agree with the editor that good stories are 
seldom found arnong student productions 
i>ecause of the mistaken idea that they must 
probe into some deep, abstract and ab- 

struse subject, or not try at all. Maryvillr 
College students, come to the front and 
vindicate yourselves. 

Professor E. Conover, in the January 
number of the Delaware College Review, 
speaks very plainly about the "Diploma 
Mills" of the country, which grant degrees 
for a pecuniary consideration. After read- 
ing the extract from the article, given below, 
our students will better appreciate the po- 
sition of Maryville College, which does not 
confer the degree of Ph.D., and very rarely 
confers the honorary degree of D.D. 

"The degree of Ph.D. implies that its re- 
cipient has not only finished a college 
course, but has afterwards completed an 
equally rigid University course, and has 
done some original work, thus showing his 
ability to pursue original investigations. It 
is very unfortunate that nearly all our uni- 
versities also do college work. It is still 
more unfortunate that a great many insti- 
tutions which have not the facilities to do 
even college work properly, have the title 
jf university." 

"But the worst cases of all are those in- 
stitutions that confer degrees after a corre- 
spondence course, such as the Western Uni- 
versity, and the National University, both 
of Chicago; Taylor University, Upland, 

Ind. ; University, Tennessee, and 

the University, Tennessee. There 

may be several others which should be add- 
ed to the list. I have known ministers who 
have received the degree of Ph.D. from 
these universities who have never started 
upon even a college course, much less a uni- 
versity course. Some of them have not 
finished even a high school or academy 
course. After reading some pages of phil- 
osophy or history, they took an examina- 
tion, paid their fee, and received their de- 
gree. I never knew one to fail. The fee 
Is the main thing." 

How many chances have we of getting a 
minister out of a given boy in the denomi- 
national college as compared with the chan- 



ce? if the same boy were in a State school? 
T he 373 ministers in the State schools were 
1.353 per cent, of the 27,537 undergraduate 
students in those schools. The 4.480 niin- 
isteis from the church colleges were 19.356 
per cent, of the 23,145 students in those in- 
stitutions. This means that an average 
student in denominational college has more 
than fouiteen chances of becoming a Pres- 
byterian minister as compared with one 
chance if he were in a State institution. If 
the relative age of the various institution; 
could be taken into account, the compari- 
son would be still more strikingly in favo; 
of the denominational college. 

The 159 church colleges mentioned in- 
clude those of all denominations. They are 
under widely dififerent kinds of control, 
while some are denominational onlv bv as- 
sociation and tradition, .\mong these art 
43 which are Presbyteiian either by direct 
organic relation or by tradition and associa- 
tion. These 43 Presbyterian colleges have 
given us 3,051 ministers, an average of 71 
each. The 116 others have given us 1,429 
ministers, an average of 12 each Presbv- 
terian colleges do educate Presbyterian min- 
isters. Particular instances would onh- 
serve to emphasize the conclusion. Prince- 
ton has given us 546 of our ministers now 
in actual service. Princeton had, in i8q<S, 
912 undergraduate students. Washington 
and Jefiferson, with 228 college student"^, 
had given us 521 ministers. Hanover, with 
70 college students, had sent out 162 minis- 
ters. The corresponding figures for a few 
others were as follows: Centre College, 184 
.students. 76 ministers; Hamilton College. 
142 students, 252 ministers ; Lafayette Col- 
lege, 274 students, 223 ministers ; Marietta, 
121 students, 71 ministers: Lake Forest. 85 
students, 51 ministers: Maryville College, 
1 2 1 students: 57 ministers: Park College, i 1 7 
students, 74 ministers ; Union College, 220 
students, 132 ministers: Wooster, 245 stu- 
dents, 195 ministers. — Evangelist. 

row of a class and thereby making a good 
recitation, is a distinct form of cheating. 
If these students do. realize this fact, they 
VAX woefullv unconcerned as to its effect 
upon their personal hves. The student who 
tak.s advantage of a teacher in this w-y. and 
thiGUgh deception gains credit, deserves the 
scorn and pitv of his fellow students. No 
term conveys more opprobrium to the 
minds of honest men than "cheat."" The 
veiv street gamin in his game calls for fair 
piav. Many would not think of cheating in 
matters of money : but when it is a matter 
mcielv of character and soul purity, a little 
j'dvantage slyly gained from an unsuspect- 
ing teacher is a cause for boasting. 

At Princeton the students themselves dis- 
grace any man caught cheating. At Chi- 
cago his name is pirblished and he is ex- 
pelled. The students and the students 
alone can prevent this thing. If they will 
but stand for the right, cheating will soon 
be no more in Colorado College. There 
should be such a spirit, openly expressed 
among the students that the students them- 
selves would compel a cheat to leave col- 
lege. The college spirit should so blaze 
with righteous wrath at an example of such 
unfair dealing that the offender w^ould be 
scorched and withefed in the flame of indig- 
nation. — The Tiger. 

The Science Department, under the care 
of Professors Biddle and Ritchie, has been 
taking forward steps. Two new classes. 
Organic Chemistry and Advanced PhysioL 
ogy, have been started for the first time in 
the history of the College. A supply of 
chemicals and working instrttments have 
been lately received, together with some 
scientific reference books for the use of the 
students in Science Hall. 

There are students who apparently do not 
realize that opening their books in the back 

D. F. Coldiron, a former student, now^ in 
the Philippines, has wi-itten to the Alpha 
Sigma Society that he will make it a present 
of a gavel made from the wood which he 
cut from the wreck of the Spanish flagship, 
the Reina Christina. 





The Alpha Sigma Literary Society held 
its annual mid-winter entertainment in the 
college chapel on Friday evening, Feb. g, 
igoo. As usual, the "Wise Brothers" pre- 
sented a most excellent program. The 
stage was beautifully decorated with flow- 
ers, and was arched over with alternate 
strips of the Society colors, blue and gold 
Also, from the ceiling hung festoons of the 
Society colors, and with the pretty silk ban 
ner presented to the Society by the honor- 
ary members among the young ladies, 
the appearance of the room was indeed 

The attendance was very large : in fact, 
the seating capacity arranged for the occa- 
sion proved too small to accommodate all 
who were present. 

One thing of historic interest was the pre- 
.'^entation to the Society of a gavel made 
from the wood of the Spanish battleship, 
"Reina Christina," sunk at Manila Bay, 
May I, 1898. It was presented by one of 

the former members of the Society, who 
was a soldier in the Philippines — ^Ir. D. F. 
Coldiron, of Kentucky. 

The following persons furnished the mu- 
sic, viz.: Miss Anice Whitney, piano solo; 
Miss Grace Carnahan, violin solo ; Mr. T. 
H. McConnell, vocal solo ; Mr. C. W. Hen- 
ry, trombone solo, and ^liss Georgie 
Mooney, Washington, D. C, two vocal 

]\[iss Mooney is one of the sweetest sing- 
ers of the South, and since she is a favorite 
with the ]Maryville people, the Society was 
very fortunate in securing her services. The 
literary part of the exercises was also very 
entertaining. Mr. F. H. Hope recited a 
piece full of pathos and humor. ^Ir. H. C. delivered an oration, subject. "A ic- 
tory at Runnymede." The subject for de- 
bate was: "Resolved, That vivisection for 
scientific purposes is justifiable." It was 
.affirmed by H. R. Parker and L. B. Bew- 
ley defended the negative. Mr. T. H. Mc- 
Connell gave an oration ; subject, "Made 
in America." 



The Alpha Sigma Advance was read by 
Mr. R. ^L Caldwell, who, in his usual way, 
gave the audience plenty of fun by his apt 
jokes and witty references. 

The last feature of the entertainment was 
the "Club Torch Swinging," by Mr. Reu- 
ben Larson, of Racine, Wis. 

He is indeed very fine in this special 
gymnastic exercise. 

In fact, all the participants performetl 
their part well, and all deserve much praise- 
for their effort to make the entire program 
a success. 

The names of the six literary participants 
in the half-tone engraving given above, be- 
ginning at the left hand of the two in the 
rear, are as follows: 

Harvey C. Rimmer, Dandridge, Tenn. 

Richard M. Caldwell, Maryville, Tenn. 

Howard R. Parker, Caswell, Tenn. 

Fred. H. Hope, Flat Rock, 111. 

Luther B. Bewley, Pate's Hill, Tenn. 

Thomas H. McConnell, Wilmington, O. 

Officers of the Alpha Sigma Literary So- 
ciety — Senior Section : 

President. — L. B. Bewley. 

Vice President. — H. C. Rimmer. 

Recording Secretary. — J. W. Jones. 

Corresponding Secretary. — W. A- 

Treasurer. — W. D. Hammontree. 

Junior Section: 

President. — F. E. Laughead. 

A'ice President — E. D. Parker. 

Recording Secretary. — A. A. Penland. 

Corresponding Secretary. — A. W. Mays. 


No recent college building in the land 
has such a unique histor\' as the Y. M. C. 
A. and Gymnasium Building of Marywille 
College. Wide publicity has been given to 
this building, begun by our Japanese grad- 
uate, Kin Takahashi, and his methods have 
been imitated elsewhere. It has been erect- 
ed upon the installment plan, and, although 
urifmished, is in daily and satisfactory use. 

A visitor, approaching the building after 

school hours in the afternoon, will hear from 
afar the noise of the rolling balls and the 
falling tenpins in the basement bowling al- 

He ascends the wide front steps and may 
hear the piano in the Y. M. C. A. parlor 
giving solace and pleasure to a group of 
students as one of their number plays 
a not difficult piece. He passes through 
the double doors and sees upon his 
right hand the open office of the Secretary 
of the Y. M. C. A., where he is cordially 
welcomed and shown the two rooms of the 
Association, which are finished and in use. 

He comes back into the broad hall, and, 
noticing on his left the unfinished auditori- 
um, 40x42 feet, hears shouts and laughter 
from the students in the gymnasium, at the 
end of the hall. He enters the gymnasium 
and sees the students enjoying various 
gymnastic exercises. Some students are 
above on the running track, and the rhythm 
of their footsteps keeps time for the boy 
who is practicing on the striking bag. 
Some are using the horizontal and parallel 
bars, while others are practicing with In- 
dian clubs, dumb bells, or on the swinging 
rings. After watchirfg the students for a 
time, and seeing the other parts of the 
building, the visitor comes away with the 
feeling that Bartlett Hall is fulfilling its 
two-fold mission, and is a social center for 
the students of the College. 

Inquiries are sometimes made why the 
building is not completely finished. The 
answer is, that just as soon as the unpaid 
subscriptions are collected, the money will 
be used in carrying on the work to comple- 

The College authorities have already giv- 
en $4,000 for this building, and they ought 
not and can not rightfully give more. 
Work is now being done in laying the 
floors of the upper rooms and the auditori- 
um. The six rooms for students upon the 
second floor ought to be ready for rental by 
next term, so that this income may be used, 
as designed, in helping the Y. M. C. A. to 
keep up the building. Will not those who 



are in arrears on their subscriptions remit 
to the Treasurer, Will A. McTeer? 

The total cash receipts for this purpose so 
far are $11,475.40, of which the followino- 
amounts have been recently received : 

456 Se-^ond Presbyterian S. S. of 

Chattanooga, Tenn $20 00 

457 Prof. Elmer B. Waller 25 00 

458 W. J. McP.vaine, New York. . . 20 75 

459 Pr f. Samuel T. Wilson 25 00 

460 President Sam. \A'. Boardman. 25 00 

461 Prof. Frank M. Gill 5 00 


The Second Triennial Convention of the 
Intercollegiate Young Men's Christian As- 
sociations of China was held in Shanghai 
May 20, 21 and 22. Delegates were pres- 
ent from fifteen educational centers, and a 
profitable series of meetings were held 
One of the most interesting features was 
an address in English, by President K. 
Ibuka, of the Tokio Presbyterian College, 
who is chairman of the National Student 
Union of Japan. The address was trans- 
lated into Chinese by Dr. Sheffield. Ad- 
dresses were given also by Dr. Sheffield, Dr. 
Moteer and other well-known missionaries. 
The Y. M. C. A. has been well organized 
under the leadership of Messrs. D. W 
Lyon, R. E. Lewis and R. R. Gailey, who 
are giving their whole time to the work of 
organizing and directing the Y. M. C. A 
interests of China. It is proposed by the 
National Committee (i) to inaugurate a 
special work at the great examination cen- 
ters for the "literati" ; (2) to establish asso- 
ciations in the great port cities, and (3) to 
secure and give advanced training to men 
who have already graduated from modern 
colleges in China, that there may be an able 
force of Chinese trained secretaries. 

The men in charge of this advance move- 
ment are well known in volunteer circles 
in America, and have shown themselves 
able and enthusiastic organizers of the work 
in China. J. A. Silsby, '78. 

Two members of the class of '99 are in 
attendance at the Western Theological 
Seminary at Allegheny, Pa. One of them, 
in a private letter, from which we are al- 

lowed to quote, says: "I must tell you about 
the fine Y. M. C. A. of Pittsburg. They 
have large and elegant rooms ; good read- 
ing room and library ; well equipped gym- 
nasium, with baths, and a splendid physical 
director. They have a very interesting and 
enjoyable course of lectures and concerts 
arranged for the winter, and all these ad- 
vantages are free to the seminary students. 

"There are many things of interest about 
Allegheny and Pittsburg. They have a 
population of 500,000 people. Pittsburg is 
one of the largest iron cities of the world. 
It is truly called the 'Smoky City.' We 
have some very heavy fogs and smoke 
clouds here, and at such times I long for 
the spicy breezes of East Tennessee! Bald 
Mountain ! 

"The two cities are connected by a large 
number of bridges. We are within fifteen 
minutes' walk of the center of Pittsburg, 
and vet we are not in a very public place 
There is a large park directly in front of 
the Seminary buildings, and a large hill 
behind the buildings. This is Monument 
Hill, because of the large monument on 
its summit, in memor}- of the heroes who 
fell at Gettysburg. 

"The Carnegie Institute is a great insti- 
tution. It has three departments, art, lit- 
erature and science. It cost $1,500,000. and 
will soon be enlarged to three and a half 
times its present size. This will make it 
the largest institution of its kind in the 

"T eniov the church services here verv 
much. There are many large churches 
supplied with excellent pastors. 

"It is very interesting to attend some of 
our Seminarv meetings. On Monday ev- 
enings we have preachine bv members of 
the Senior class. On Fridays we have 
missionary meeting's. There are several 
volunteers in the Seminary. Each morn- 
ing at 9 o'clock the students have a devo- 
tional service, and at 11 o'clock we have 
chapel services, conducted bv members of 
the facultv. T enioy mv work verv much 
indeed. Theolofn-. Hebrew. New Testa- 
ment Exegesis, Old Testament Historv. 
Hvmnolop^-, and Elocution are mv present 
studies. Hebrew is prettv tousrh! Other 
studies are broadening". The more we learn 
the more we see to learn ! New fields of 
thought and reading opening up ever\- day ! 
What a grand age in which to live!" 



Maryville College Monthly. 

Large crowds at the entertainments. 

Vol. II. 

FEBRUARY, 1900. 

No. 5. 

ELMER B. WALLER, Editor-in-Chief, 



Athenian. Alpha Sigma. 


Bainonian. Theta Epsilon. 

T. H. McCONNELL, / Riicrioc-co T« AW A/ni;-T«i 


Wanted. — .\ good story of Bald Moun- 

Dr. .\nibrose Jones, y2, of Greenback. 
was married on January 31 to Miss Cora 
Kerr, of Lovdon. 

The Monthly is published during the College vear 
Contributions and items from graduates, stud'ents 
and others gladly received. 
Subscription pvii'f, :.: cents u year. 
Address all communications to 

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Entered at Maryville, Teon., ae Second-Class Mail MatttT. 

The Athenian Symphony Club, of six- 
teen members, contemplates taking a short 
tour next month. 

A large number of young trees have been 
set out lately by Mr. Adams, along the vari 
ous walks and avenues. 

College Directory. 

Y. M. c. A. meets Sunday at 1 :I5 P. M , in Y, M C 4. 

parlor, Bartlett Hall. Pres., W. D. Hammontre'e ': 
■Sec, I. w. Jones. 

*■ ^<rA"" .^v.n^eets Sunday at 2:00 P. M. Pres., Ethel 

Minnis, Sec, Ora Hankin. 
«ollese^^l.rajer -neellng meets Tuesday at 6:30 

**■ '*Vf-I.*V?L."^Vebb.''''''"''^*-'' "'' = '-'^- ^'- '^''^''- 

Athenian Sodely—Senior Section [meets Friday at 
i:0OP. M. Pres., Robert B. Elmore; Sec, e" H- 
-^}^V,^^9?-T'^'^io>.- Section meets Saturday, at 
1 .00 P M. Pres., James Dunn., Sec , W. E Lewis 

Alpha Slgnia Society-Senior Section meets Friday: 
at I. OOP. M. Pres., L. B. Bewley Sec W A 
P M^*'?.''- Junior Section meets Saturdavlat 7:(X) 
P. M. Pres., F. E. Langhead ; Sec, A. W. Mays 

Bainonian Society meets Friday at 7:00 P M Pres 
P.dith Xewman; Sec, Carrie Arstingstall. 

Board of Ulrectors of Colle^re meets Mav m, 1900 

Coramenceuient Thursday, May :31. 1900. 

The Alnntnl Association meets Mav, .31, UiOO Prns 
J. M. Goddard, Sec, Prof. S. T. Wilson. 

Executive Comnilttea of Board of Directors 

S Ma'rvvine'nTi-'^"''^n^' ^u^''^'' ™onth*lilher 
Ren A^ ),, ^^ °l ^"lo-^ville The members are Mai. 
Ben Cunningham, and Maj. Will A. McTeer of 
Maryville; Col. John B. Minnis, and Dr E A 
■ nl^n'*'° ^"°^^-i"e. '■^'^d A. R. McBath of Flen-" 

The missionary committees of the two 
Christian .Associations have adopted a plan 
for promo'. ing the reading of missionary 

Some of our college exchanges have 
friends who offer cash prizes for the best 
literar}- production submitted for publica- 
tion bv resident college students. 

President fJoardman has been requested 
to deliver the address before the religious 
societies of IMiddlebury College, his alma 
inater, at its centennial celebration, in June, 


High winds. 
Heavv rains. 

Samuel W. Boardman, Jr., '94, Harvard, 
'96, of Newark, N. J., has graduated from 
the Law Department of the University of 
New York, and is now a master in chancerv 
of New- Tersev. 

Mid-term exams. 

Base ball comes next. 

Have you ]:>aid your subscription ? 

Mary G. Carnahan, '99, who has a posi- 
tion under the government in Porto Rico, 
writes that any competent teacher w^ho has 
studied Spanish can secure a position in 
Porto Rico by applying to Dr. Victor G. 
Clark, San Tuan. 

Edwin Beatty, a former student, has sent 
to his brother, H. K. Beatty, a quantity of 



curios from the Philippine Islands. These 
articles, beautiful shells, corals, native 
knives, canes, etc., were placed on exhibi- 
tion in the Library, and attracted a great 
deal of attention. Mr. Beatty has been hon- 
orably discharged from the army, and now 
has a lucrative position in Manila.. 

The half-hour song services conducted by 
Professor Newman during the evangelistic 
meetings were in keeping with the great 
thenies presented by Dr. Elmore. The new 
song book used was "Song of Praise and 
Consecration," by Rev. J. \\'ilbur Chap- 

Uur student photographer, W. VV. 
Choate, made a fine picture of the Presby- 
terian Church, and has grouped around it 
good photographs of all the pastors of the 
church, beginning with Rev. Gideon Black- 
burn, 1792-1812, and ending with the pres- 
ent pastor. Dr. George D. i^IcCulloch. 

We have received the Minutes of the 
meeting of the Synod of Indian Territory, 
held at Muskogee, I. T., October 28-31, 
1899. In looking over the Minutes we find 
the names of four graduates of Maryville 
College who are members of this Synod. 

Rev. Charles C. McGinley, '91, is pastor 
of the church at Muskogee, where the Syn- 
od met, and his church is the second larg- 
est in membership in the Synod, and ranks 
first in contributions. He is also pastor of 
Kendall College, and was elected Stated 
Clerk of the Synod at this meeting. 

Rev. William E. Graham, '91, is pastor 
of the church at Oklahoma City, and his 
church has the largest membership of any 
church in the Synod. He is Chairman of 
the Committee on Foreign Missions, and 
made the annual report to Synod. Rev. 
John Q. Durfey, '93, is pastor of the church 
at Norman, O. T., and he was one of the 
temporary clerks of the Synod. Rev. Sam- 

uel A. Caldwell, '91, has charge of the work 
at Ardmore, I. T. 

The Bainonian Literary Society gave its 
twenty-fourth annual mid-winter entertain- 
ment in the College Chapel, Friday, Janu- 
ary 12, 1900. The program was: 

(Presiding Officer, Mrs. Sanford.) 

Invocation Dr. Wilson 

Piano Duet Selected 

]\Iabel Franklin and Elva Barton. 


Essay Emma Alexander 

Recitation Katherine Niccum 

A'ocal— Little Boy in Blue 

Bainonian Quartette 


Essay Pearl Andrews 

Recitation Helen Post 

Piano Solo — Narcissus Helen Erwin 


Essay Lena Hastings 

Recitation Nancy Gardner 

Vocal — Selected Bainonian Quartette 


Essay Ella Thomas 

Recitation Ethel Minnis 

Piano Duet — March Schubert 

Martha Boardman and Lois Alexander. 
Benediction Dr. Boardman 

RECEIVED $1,000. 

Prof. Herman A. Goft', who is absent in 
the interest of the $20,000 Library Endow- 
ment Fund, has been the means of alreadv 
securing $1,000 for this purpose. 

At the beginning of the term, as an- 
nounced in the last issue of the Monthly, 
the hearts of all were rejoiced to hear that 
$500 had been given by an anonymous 
friend of the College in Philadelphia. A 
few days afterwards Miss Helen Gould, of 
New York City, sent a check for S500 to 



the College Treasurer for this fund. Miss 
Gould had given Bartlett Hall $ioo last 
year through Professor Gofif, so that this is 
her second contribution to Maryville Col - 
lege. Professor Goff has made an auspi- 
cious beginning in his endeavor to raise a 
fund for the permanent endowment of the 
Library, and it is an indorsement of the 
College and its work when wise and Chris- 
tian givers respond to its appeal. 


P'ebruary finds the Seniors one month 
nearer graduation, but our hearts almost 
fail us when we think of the preparation 
still to be made before our labors terminate 
in May. 

During the progress of the special meet- 
ings in College, Senior lessons were re- 
duced one-third in order that the members 
might enjoy the evening services. But 
now the work is being resumed with in- 
creased energy in order to make up for lost 

The class in German has just finished 
.Scheffel's historical novel of the tenth cen- 
tury, "Ekkehard." Interest in the story 
has relieved the drudgery of translation. 
We agree with the critics who have pro- 
nounced it. one of the best German novels. 
The next month will be devoted entirely to 
grammar work, after which we shall read 
Goethe's "Hermann and Dorothea." 

On January 23 an important meeting of 
the class was held, all members being pres- 
ent except two. Committees were appoint- 
ed to arrange for commencement programs 

and invitations ; for class day exercises, and 
for the annual Senior concert. Other busi- 
ness of minor importance was transacted. 

The Senior class is proud of the record 
which its members have made in the annual 
entertainment of the Literary Societies 
Four of them have participated in a manner 
which reflects credit upon themselves and 
honor upon their class. In the Bainonian 
entertainment, held January 12, Miss Min- 
nis gave a splendid rendition of a selection 
from the famous Portuguese epic, "The 

"Big Senior Bob" was one of the speak- 
ers in the debate of the Athenian Society, 
given on January 19. 

We were represented on the Alpha Sig- 
ma program by T. H. McConnell, who won 
new laurels for himself, both as a vocal solo- 
ist and an orator, and by H. C. Rimmer. 
who also delivered an oration in his usual 
acceptable manner. 

The class in organic chemistry, under 
Dr. Biddle, is progressing nicely in its 
work, after a delay caused by the necessity 
of procuring new books and apparatus. 

Dr. Biddle has shown himself a master 
scholar in his special line of study, and the 
work promises to be pleasant as well as in- 

A class has been organized in advanced 
physiology, using as a text book Martin's 
Human Body. No convenient time could 
be arranged for recitation during the regti- 
lar school hours, so the class meets with 
Professor Ritchie from eight to ten on Sat- 
urday morning. H. M. L. 


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REV. S. W. BOARDMAX, D. D. , LL. D., 

Hrcsirtent and Professor of Mental and Moral Srienre and 

of Didactic Theology. 


Professor of the English Language and Literature, 
and of the Spanish Language. 


■ Professor of Mathematics. 


Professor. Registrar and Librarian. 


Profe.^sor of the Greek Language and Literature. 

H. C. BIDDLE, Ph. D. , 

Professor Elect of Natural Science. 

I'rofessor of the Latin Language and Literature. 


Principal of the Preparatory Department, and Profes- 
sor of the Science and Art of Teaching. 


Instnictor in the Preparatory Department. 


The College offers four Courses of Study— the 
Classical, the Philosophical, the Scientific 
and the Teacher's. The curriculum embrace 
the various branches of Science, Language, Lit- 
erature, History and Philosophy usually embraces 
in such Courses in the leading colleges in the 
countrj. It has been greatly broadened for the 
current year. Additional instructors have been 


The location is very healthful. The com- 
munity is noted for its high morality. Seven 
»;hurches. No saloons in Blount county. Six 
large college buildings, besides the President's 
house and two other residences. The halls heat- 
ed by steam. .V system of waterworks. Camims 
of 250 acres. The college under the care of the 
Qvw/iT) OK Tennessee. Full corps of instructors. 
Careful supervision. Study of the sacred Scrip- 
tures. Fo iierary societies. Rhetorical drill. 
The Lamar library of more than 10,000 volumes. 
Text-book loar ibraries. 

Instnictor in the .Ancient Languages. 


Instructor in the Xatnral Sciences. 

Instructor in the Preparatory Department 

Instnictor in the Preparatory Department. 


Instructor on the Piano and Organ. 


Instructor in Modern Languages. 

Instruclwr in Elocution. 



Manager of the Co-operative Boarding Club. 


Assistant Manager of ihe Co-operative Boarding Cltib. 


Competent and experienced instructors give 
their entire time to this department, while a 
number of the Professors of the College depart- 
ment give a portion of their time to it. There 
are here also four courses of study. 


The endowment reduces the e.xpenses to ab- 
surdly low figures. The tuition is only $6.00 per 
term, or $12.00 per year. Room rent in Baldwin 
Hall (for young ladies) and Memorial Hall (for 
young men) is only f3. 00 per term, or $6.00 per 
year. Heat bill, $3.00 per term. Electric lights, 
20 cents per month. Instrumental music at low 
rates. Board at Co-opekative Boarding 
Club only about $1.20 Per Week. Young^la- 
dies may reduce even this cost by work in the 
club. In private families board is from $2.00 to 
I2..50. Other expenses are correspondingly low. 

Total expenses, $75.00 to $12.5.00 per year. 

The next term opens .January, 3, 1900. 

For Catalogues, Circtilars, or other information, address 

THE REGISTER, Maryville, Tsnn. 

♦Absent on leave in the interest of the Librarv. 

Volume II. 


Nunrber 6. 


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The Students' Friends. 

Invite all students to call and see them 
when in need of . , . . . 

Fine Tailoring and Gent's FornlsliinE 

They also do Cleaning and Repairing. 

Prices Reasonable. 




General Merchandise 

Highest Market Price Paid for all 
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T. F. CooPEH, Cash. .Iso. M. Clark, Ass Cash. 

Bank of Blount County, 

Deals in and sells Exchange 
nail the principal cities. Ho- 

iMaryville, Tenn., 

Does a General 

RaiiL-inrr RiiciilPCC licits ai-counts of individuals, 

OdllMllg DUMIICSa, til ins and corporations on the 

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Founded by the General Assembly, 8825. 

Western Theological Seminary, 


Six Professors and two In.structors. Finely selected Library of over 27,000 Vol- 
umes. Situated on West Park and Ridge Avenues, Allegheny. The session opens each 
year on the third Tuesday of September and closes in the following May. 

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THE FACULTY, Western Theological Seminary, - Allegheny, Pa. 

Maryville College Monthly. 



Number 6. 



At eventide the chaius are sometimes brolien, 
And I walls free — no word outspoken, 
lo mar the peace — iuflnite almosi as pain; 
Straining mine eyes to see, lest all grow dark again. 

Trembling I breathe, lest I should never hear 
The symphonies that seem to tremljle near; 
Scarce daring to look up, lest these frail eyes 

should see 
Only the narrow line of land and sfey jvud sea, 
And all the vast soul-world where now I seem 
To live and move, will vanish like a dream. 
And 1 shall wake to tind myself alone 
In the same narrow world, the darkness deeper 


r..r just this little glimpse, like looking through 
A mist, fast rising o'er a glorious view, 
Just as some homeless waif upon the street, 
Shivering amid the storm of snow and sleet. 
Pressing his way up to some window bright, 
Whence shine good cheer and rosy warmth and 

Hears music softly floating, tremliling through 
The air, filling his heart with anguish — hitherto 
Dea<J to all soul-emotions, almost content to tread 
We;irily through the streets,begging his daily bread. 

He listens, hears merry laughter, but it falls 
Harshly upon his ear — once and again recalls 
Hard, struggling years, till now he scarce had 

The loss of joy like this — old in his childhood 


Sees banquet tables — keenly they serve to show 

His hunger to him, with deeper woe 

He views his rags, turns shivering to start 

Back to his hauuis, a mute throb i" his heart. 

That somehow all is wrong, else he could share 

In all this light and warmth reflected the "-e; 

He turns, his courage fails, his weary feet 

Trembling give way; he falls upon the street; 

Too crushed and bowed for questioniugsand strife 

Over the seeming emptiness of life. 

So I, like one who has been looking through 

A lifetime, longing but to view 

This world, far off. must with a cry of pain 

Stretch out my hands to emptiness again. 

Soul of mine, listen! canst thou not hear 'i 
The "Peace, be still!" that seems to tremble near ? 
Wait, Soul of mine, what are a few short years ? 
Wait patiently, quell restless doubts aud fears. 

The prison house is frail, it soon must l)e 
''The mortal shall have put on immortality" : 
And like one waking out of troubled dreams. 
Forever gone these faint and far-off dreams. 
Through a glass darkly; full-visioned thou shalt 

The vast soul-glories of eternity. 


Maryville has always been well repre- 
sented at Lane Seminary. Of the 104 col- 
leges and universities that have sent their 
students to Lane Seminary, Marvville Col- 
lege proudly stands as fourth in the list. 
41 of her graduates having studied theology 
at Lane. The three other schools that 
have sent more students are Marietta, Wa- 
bash, and the Western Reserve, in the or- 
der given. 

The first Maryville man that studied at 
Lane was Rev. S. B. King, Maryville '55. 
Lane "58, who preached first at Xewtown, 
Ind., and afterwards labored in California, 
where he died, in 1891. Although Mary- 
ville College was founded in 1819, and Lane 
in 1829, Mr. King was the only Marswille 
man in Lane up to the fall of 1871. 

The real history of MaryviHe at Lane, 
then begins with the Lane class of '74, in 
which the revered Rev. G. S. W. Crawford, 
Maryville "71, professor in his alma mater 
till his death, in 189 1, was a member. Often 
has the writer heard his father speak in 
highest esteem of him. Do we not echo 
the voice of all in saying that on a con- 
spicuous part of the campus an imposing 
hall should some day be erected to com- 
memorate his life's work? With him were 
Rev. B. H. Lea, "73, and Rev. C. E. Ted- 
ford, '71, now pastor at Huntsville, O. 

The Lane class of '75 was honored in 
having Rev. Alex. N. Carson, D.D., class 
'71. who did splendid work at Dayton and 
E'iqua, O., St. Paul, ^linn.. and San Fran- 
cisco, where he died last January, leaving 
an enviable record. 

A valued member of the Lane class of 
'76 was Rev. Calvin A. Duncan, D.D.. '71. 
the honored and devoted superintendent of 
Home Missions for Tennessee. In the 
same class were: Rev. T- E. Alexander. 

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T. F. Cooper, Cash. .J>-o. M. Clakk, Ass Cash. 

Bank of Blount County, 

Deals in and sells Exchange 
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JVlaryville, Tenn., 

Does a General 

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Offers to the people ot Blount County 
a safe and reliable depository for their 
funds, guaranteeing Fair, and Honor- 
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Exchange Sold on all the Principal Cities. Interest Paid 
on all Time Deposits. 

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Jo. Burger, Cashier. J. A. ttODDARD, As't Cash. 

Founded by the General Assembly, S825. 

Western Theological Seminary, 


Six Professors and two Instructors. Finely selected Library of over 27,000 Vol- 
umes. Situated on \ Park and Ridge Avenues, Allegheny. The session opens each 
year on the third Tuesday of September and closes in the following May. 

Apply for Catalogues and other information to 

THE FACULTY, Western Theological Seminary, - Allegheny, Pa. 

Maryville College Monthly. 



Number 6. 



At eventide the chaius are sometimes brol<en, 
And I walk free — uo word outspolven, 
lo mar the peace — iuflnite almost as pain; 
Straining miue eyes to see, lest all grow dark again. 

Trembling I breathe, lest I should never hear 
The symphonies that seem to tremble near; 
Scarce daring to look up, lest these frail eyes 

should see 
Only the narrow line of laud and sky jtud sea, 
And all the vast soul-world where now I seem 
To live and move, will vanish like a dream. 
And I shall wake to ttnd myself alone 
In the same narrow world, the darkness deeper 


F..r just this little glimpse, like looking through 
A mist, fast rising o'er a glorious view. 
Just as some homeless waif upon the street, 
Shivering amid the storm of snow and sleet. 
Pressing his way up to some window bright. 
Whence shine good cheer and rosy warmtli and 

Hears music softly floating, trembling througli 
The air, filling his heart with anguish — hitherto 
Dea<J to all soul-emotions, almost content to tread 
Wenrily through the streets,begging his daily Inead. 

He listens, hears merry laughter, but it falls 
Harshly upon his ear — once and again recalls 
Hard, struggling years, till now he scarce liad 

The loss of joy like this — old in liis childliood 


Sees banquet tables — keenly they serve to show 

His hunger to him, with deeper woe 

He views his rags, turns shivering to start 

Back to his haunts, a mute throb i" his heart, 

That somehow all is wrong, else he could share 

In all this light and warmth reflectetl the-^e; 

He turns, his courage fails, liis weary feet 

Trembling give way; he falls upon the street; 

Too crushed and bowed for questioniugs and strife 

Over the seeming emptiness of life. 

So I, like one who has been looking through 

A lifetime, longing but to view 

This world, far off, must witli a cry of pain 

Stretch out my hands to emptiness again. 

Soul of mine, listen! canst thou not hear ? 
The "Peace, be still!" that seems to tremble near ? 
Wait, Soul of mine, what are a few short years ? 
Wait patiently, quell restless doubts and fears. 

The prison house is frail, it soon must be 
''The mortal shall have put on immortality" ; 
And like one waking out of troubled dreams. 
Forever gone tliese faint and far-off dreams. 
Through a glass darkly: full-visioned thou shalt 

The vast soul-glories of eternity. 


Maryville has always been well repre- 
sented at Lane Seminary. Of the 104 col- 
leges and universities that have sent their 
students to Lane Seminary, Maryville Col- 
lege proudly stands as fourth in the list. 
41 of her graduates having studied theology 
at Lane. The three other schools that 
have sent more students are Marietta, Wa- 
bash, and the Western Reserve, in the or- 
der given. 

The first Maryville man that studied at 
Lane was Rev. S. B. King, Maryville '55, 
I^ane "58, who preached first at Newtown, 
Ind., and afterwards labored in California, 
where he died, in 1891. Although Mary- 
ville College was founded in 1819, and Lane 
in 1829, Mr. King was the only Mar\-ville 
luan in Lane up to the fall of 1871. 

The real history of Maryville at Lane, 
then begins with the Lane class of '74, in 
which the revered Rev. G. S. W. Crawford, 
Maryville '71, professor in his alma mater 
till his death, in 1891, was a meinber. Often 
has the writer heard his father speak in 
highest esteem of him. Do we not echo 
the voice of all in saying that on a con- 
spicuous part of the camptis an imposing 
hall should some day be erected to com- 
memorate his life's work? With him were 
Rev. B. H. Lea, ''J2>' and Rev. C. E. Ted- 
ford, '71, now pastor at Httntsville, O. 

The Latie class of '75 was honored in 
having Rev. Alex. X. Carson, D.D., class 
'71. who did splendid work at Dayton and 
Piqua, O., St. Paul, ^linn., and San Fran- 
cisco, where he died last January, leaving 
an enviable record. 

A valued member of the Lane class of 
"76 was Rev. Calvin A. Duncan, D.D., '71, 
the honored and devoted superintendent of 
Home Missions for Tennessee. In the 
same class were: Rev. ^. E. Alexander. 



'/T,, who, ever since his ordination, has 
been the successful pastor at Rushsylvania, 
Pa. ; Rev. George E. Bicknell, for the past 
twelve years pastor at Syracuse, Kan ; 
Rev. M. A. Mathes, '73, professor in Wash- 
ington College, Tennessee, at his death, 
in 1888; Rev. J- J- Inman, pastor at Lewis- 
ville, Ind., till his death, 1880, and F. INL 
Allen, 'y;^. of Knoxville, making in that 
class eight men from Maryville. Dr. Dun- 
can writes: "The friendships formed there 
are a most pleasing memory, and are most 
helpful in all one's life. None who ever 
sat at the feet of Thos. E. Thomas, Henry 
A. Xelson, Edward D. Morris, L. J. Evans, 
7. 'M. Humplirey, and Henry P. Smith, can 
ever think little of the importance and ad- 
vantages of a theological education." 

Of the Lane class of '80, Rev. Lyman 
Beecher Tedford, Maryville, 'yy (named 
after the first professor in Lane), is spend- 
ing his life as a missionary in Panahala, 
India. In his hard field may he not have 
the prayers of the Maryville-Lane alumni? 

The Lane class of '82 was honored by 
having Rev. Prof. Samuel T. Wilson, D.D., 
'78, born the son of a missionary in Syria, 
himself a missionary in Mexico till broken 
health compelled him to return, in 1884, 
since which tim.e he has been devoted to 
and loved by the students of Maryville. 
Professor Wilson writes: "I went to Lane 
Seminary partly because my father was a 
graduate of the Institution, a member of 
the class of '47. The first year I roomed 
in the same building that he had roomed in 
when he was a student — the building that is 
now used for the boarding house. I took 
my three years straight at Lane, and en- 
joyed them hugely. Lane had a very 
strong faculty, composed of Drs. Morris. 
Humphrey, Evans, Eells and Smith. Ours 
was a very pleasant class, and our class 
prayer-meeting was one that we shall never 

In the Lane class of '83 were Rev. Wil- 
liam H. Franklin, '80, founder and prin- 
cipal of the Swift Memorial Institute, Rog- 
ersville, Tenn.; and Rev. William M 

Greenlee, Ph.D., '80, pastor at Hawesville, 
Ky., in the Southern Church. 

There were three Maryville men in Lane 
class of '85— Rev. William C. Clemens, '82, 
for ten vears professor of Greek in Green- 
ville and Tusculum College, Tenn., and 
now pastor and principal of the Harlan 
(Ky.) Academy ; Rev. David A. Heron, 
'82, for the past nine years the esteemed 
pastor at Glendale, O., and Rev. M. P". 
Sparks, '82. There were at Lane at that 
time from Maryville College also four oth- 
ers, making seven. Mr. Heron said that 
they were considered rather clannish, but 
could appreciate it, as there was no other 
institution sa largely represented. 

Of this group. Rev. Asa Orndorfl, '89, 
now pastor of the First Church of Jack- 
sonville, Fla., represented the Maryville 
class, "86. 

Mar3'ville gave to the Lane class of "87 
Rev. Robert A. Bartlett, '84, pastor at 
Kingston, Ind., and A. M. Bartlett, '84. 
sons of the sainted and beloved Professor 
Bartlett, and Rev. William C. Brady, '84, 
for the past eight years pastor at Lexing- 
ton, Ind. Rev. Mr. Broady writes that 
"while Maryville was the banner college in 
numbers (eight present) her students stood 
high also in scholarship." Lack of space 
a'one forbids us publishing how one 
Christmas night, and several nights fol- 
lowing, those "clannish" fellows feasted in 
their room on turkey, cakes, pies, etc., 
which the Bartlett brothers had received 
from home. Only college men away from 
home can imagine what a gay time they 
had. Of this number was Rev. Prof. Her- 
man A. Gofif, '85. He writes of an inter- 
esting game of ball on the campus, in which 
Dr. Evans took part. "Not one of the de- 
voted men who composed the faculty then 
is now at Lane." Would that space per- 
mitted the whole letter. Among this 
group also was Rev. John A. Silsby, who 
is laboring faithfully at the Shanghai Mis- 
sion, China. 

In the Senior year of the Lane class of 



'90 there were again seven or eight Mary- 
ville men, and each one a strong man. 

Of the class of '90 there were Rev. John 
B. Creswell, '87, for the past eight years 
pastor at Bearden, Tenn. ; Rev. John vS. 
Eakin, '87, for many years pastor at New 
jMari<:et, till called to the larger field at 
Jonesboro, Tenn. Rev. Mr. Eakin writes, 
in part: "The Southern boys were cordially 
welcomed by teachers and fellow students, 
and we soon felt quite at home, both in the 
Seminary and the city. The class-room 
work and social life were both pleasant. 
Opportunities for teaching in the Sunday- 
schools, preaching in the churches, and 
mission work were abundant. We left the 
place of many sacred associations almost 
with regret, and we hold in tender remem- 
brance those years of labor and fellowship." 
Of this class was Rev. James MacDonald, 
'87, principal Burkesville College, Ky. ; as 
also Rev. Edgar C. Mason, 87, supplying 
the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Newark, 
N. J. Rev. Mr. Mason says, in part: 
"Having attended both Lane and Union, I 
may be able to speak a little by way of con- 
trast. A man sees and knows more of 
himself, of his teachers, and of his fellow 
students at Lane than at Union. From 
m.y own experience, there is a deeper spir- 
itual life for the student at Lane. There 
i.- more poetry at Lane — more opportunitv 
for God to whisper out of the blue sky to 
the individual soul. Lane is a lovely lawn 
of green, growing grass, with bending 
boughs and blue sky above ; Union is a 
stately stone structure — stony atmosphere 
among the students, stony walls and stony 
halls, stony steps that lead to a stony street, 
where one meets stony men. But I love 
both Lane and Union." It would hardly 
be right in closing this class ('90) without 
making mention of Rev. Frank E. Moore, 
who, though not of Maryville College, has 
so endeared himself to the hearts of our 
students and all through those ten years as 
pastor of New Providence Church. 

Rev. D. A. Clemens, '85, of Lower Boise, 
Ida., represented the Lane class of '91. 

Maryville had two graduates in the Lane 
class of 1892— Rev. A. J. Harmon, '89, of 
Canton, S. D., and Rev. Alex. P. Cooper, 
'89, the faithfnl pastor at Wyoming, la., 
the past seven years. 

Revs. M. M. Rankin, '88, pastor at 
Bright, Ind. ; Charles C. McGinley, '91, pas- 
tor at Muskogee, I. T., and John N.' Mc- 
Ginley, '91, pastor at New Market, Tenn., 
v/ere of the Lane class of '94, though the 
last two finished at Auburn. 

Lane, '95, had Rev. Robert B. Irwin, 
■91, pastor at New Salem, 111., and Rev. 
M. F. Newport, '92, pastor at Coalton, O. 

Rev. George H. Lowry, '94, pastor of 
the Montgomery (O.) Church since his or- 
dination, in 1897, stands alone from :\Iary- 
ville in the Lane class of '97. 

This finishes the long and honorable list 
There are now four Maryville men in Lane: 
jMr. Charles Marston, '93, and the writer, 
'97, of the present Senior class ; and Air. 
T. J. Miles, '93, and Mr. H. M. Welsh. 
"99, of the Lane class of 1902. 

Though it would seem that most of the 
Maryville men locate in the North, still. 
Tennessee is only sixth in the list of States 
in the distribution of Lane pastors. 

A. Arthur Grififes. 

Lane Theological Seminarv. 


On the afternoon of Sept. 4, 1899. '^^"s 
left Maryville for Siam. We arrived at 
Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday, Septem- 
ber 9. On Sunday we heard Rev. John G. 
Paton, D.D., tell of some of his experi- 
ences in the New Hebrides. 

Tuesday afternoon our steamer, "Em- 
press of China," started from \'ancouver, 
and after stopping a little while at Mctoria, 
she took a course which brought us in 
sight of several of the Aleutian Islands. 
Of course, we were then in a cold climate. 

The sea was rough for two days at the 
beginning of the voyage, but became 
smoother. Seasickness was a necessan- 



ordeal lor all IFie (respectable) passengers, 
and there were many* of that kind. 

Wednesday, September 20, was anti- 
podes day for us, and hence it was left out 
of our calendar. On Sabbaths we attend- 
ed the Episcopal service, conducted by the 
captain of the steamer. 

Monday, September 25, we saw the coast 
cf Japan, and the next day we arrived at 
Yokohama, where we had an opportunity 
to go ashore for a few hours. The first 
impressions of the heathen from contact 
came here, and after that time we have not 
been so much shocked by their appearance 

We wrote to our friend, Kin Takahashi, 
wdio is in Tokyo. We had hoped to visit 
him, but the day was cloudy, and the i^eath- 
er was uncertain, so we did not go. 

From an answer received from him, we 
learn that he has been unable to continue 
his work in the Y. M. C. A., because of pro- 
longed illness. He was in the hospital 
when he wrote to us. 

We took opportunities of visiting Koke 
and Nagasaki, and then our ship, after 
coaling, started across the inhospitable Yel- 
low Sea. We had a rough week on this 
sea, and we were so sick that we did not 
enjoy that portion of our voyage. We 
had been keeping a careful account of each 
day until we came into this sea, but that 
week was skipped entirely, except in stat- 
ing, "Crossing the Yellow Sea — fearfully 

We arrived within fourteen miles of 
Shanghai, but as it was Sabbath morning 
we did not visit the city. 

October 4 we arrived at Hongkong. Dr. 
and Airs. Swan, of Canton, came to meet 
the returning missionaries, and to help 
those of us who were new missionaries to 
find boarding houses. 

We waited four days in Hongkong to get 
a Bangkok steamer. These days were not 
wasted, however, for there were manv 
things for us to learn there. The popula- 
tion of Hongkong is made up from several 
races, and for this reason it is a verv in- 
teresting citv. 

The steamer "Chow Tai,"Jt.which we 
boarded for Bangkok, first went north to 
Swatow' to take on coolies. This was r, 
very rough trip, and continued to be so 
until we had returned past Hongkong. 

Our steamer was much smaller than the 
Empress of China, and the accommoda- 
tions were not so good. We were on the 
"Chow Tai" ten days before it arrived in 
Bangkok, Siam. The China Sea was rough 
for more than half of this time, bvtt as we 
came near Cochin China, the sea was more 
calm, and from there through the Gulf of 
Siam we had a very pleasant voyage, even 
though we were in the Torrid Zone. 

We arrived in Bangkok on the evening 
of October 17. 

On our arrival we heard American tunes 
played by the brass band of the Christian 
High School. You may^ be sure this did 
us much good. 

We boarded with Rev. J. A. Eakin, of 
our Mission, until other arrangements 
could be made for us. 

The Siam Mission met in Bangkok on 
November 2, and continued its meetings 
till November 9. 

Dr. Hamilton and wife will go to Na- 
kawu, which is located on the Malay Pen- 
insula. The rest of the new missionaries 
are to remain in Bangkok for at least one 
year, to study the language. So do not 
allow the "Year Book of Prayer" to lead 
you off on this point, for it states that three 
of the new missionary couples are assigned 
to Nakawu. 

Mrs. Jones and I have our home on the 
west side of the Menam River, and oppo- 
site the city. 

We have been well and as happy as could 
be expected. Everything of moment has 
been in our favor. The climate is very 
warm, and there is much danger from the 
direct rays of the sun, unless the head is 
protected by a pith or rubber hat, and also 
an umbrella. 

There are many other things that could 
be stated, but we will wait till some other 



We hope more students of Maryville 
College will come to Siam as missionaries. 
There is plenty of room for more than 
twice onr present number. It is a great 
pity that more workers can not come when 
the opportunities for service here are so 
abundJtfftv^ May God continue his bene- 
dictions vipon Maryville College and all 
persons in any way connected with it. 

Robert C. Jones. 

Bangkok, Siam, Asia. 


The Collegiate School of Connecticut 
was founded at Saybrook in 1701 ; in 1716 
it was removed to New Haven ; two years 
later the name was changed to Yale Col- 
lege, in honor of one of the benefactors of 
the Institution, Elihu Yale, of London ; in 
1S87, the State authorized the use of the 
title, "Yale University." 

Aside from the University, historic Xew 
Haven — the Elm City — has many points of 
interest to him who visits it for the first 
time. It is situated on New Haven Bav, 
four miles- fFon> Long.- IsJaStr^iS'otmd, and 
J}^ miles from New York City, making the 
metropolis in easy reach by rail and by 
boat. In what is now the heart of the 
cit_\, a tablet will tell you where the first 
meeting was held, after the landing of the 
pilgrims; another, where the first church 
was erected, on which spot there stands a 
church to-day, dating from 1639. In one 
of the cemeteries you will see monuments 
which mark the resting place of Noah 
Webster, Eli Whitney, and many other 
famous men. 

Early in this century the streets of New 
Haven were planted with elms, whose 
equals to-day for size and beauty are rarely 
seen. In the center of the city is a square 
of sixteen acres, called "The Green." One 
Episcopal and two Congregational church- 
es are the only buildings on it, but the 
mighty elms spread their branches over al 
Hiost every inch of it. This Green is said 

to be one of the finest public squares in 
any city. Besides the Green, there are sev- 
eral small parks within the city limits, but 
tlie most famous ones are in the suburbs. 

The finest of these is East Rock, situated 
nearly -two mijes fr,ogi,s thc^G^'een^^^^.The 
side of the hill toward the Sound has been 
v.ashed away by the action of the waves, ti'l 
it remains an almost perpendicular stone 
wall, 370 feet high. Two fine drives, one 
on either side of the hill, lead to the top 
where there stands a beautiful soldiers' 
n:onument. erected by the city of Xew 
Haven in 1888, at a cost of $50,000. West 
Rock, similar in formation to East Rock 
i" 399 feet high. Ikit little has been done 
to beautify this park. About a quarter of 
a mile beyond the summit is the famous 
Judges' Cave, where the "regicides," Whal- 
ley, Dixwell and Gnfl.-e, hid while they were 
being pursued by the King's officers. The 
reniams of Dixwell lie buried in a little 
churchyard in the rear of one of the church- 
es on the Green. Half a mile to the left, 
before reaching West Rock, on the side of 
a wooded hill, commanding an excellent 
view of th^'tity and surrounding country, is 
Edgewood, the home of "Ik Marvel." His 
books, "Reveries of a Bachelor" and 
"Dream Life," made him remarkably pop- 
ular; and his books on rural life, "^Iv 
larm of Edgewood" and "Wet Days at 
Edgewood," made famous his farm here 
in this little suburban village. ]\Ir. ]\Iit- 
chell is now a ver}- old man. and is very 
seldom seen in public. 

About five miles from New Haven, at the 
mouth of the harbor, is Savin Rock, a fa- 
vorite seaside resort and bathing place in 
the summer months. At the opposite side 
of the harbor from Savin Rock is the Old 
Lighthouse. Here are the defenses which 
protected Xew Haven from the dreaded 
Spanish fieet during the Spanish-American 
War. The fortifications were made by 
piling a number of railroad irons together 
on the beach, liehind these were two 10- 
irich muzzle-loaders, that were readv to 
"'ive battle to any foreisjn foe that dare 


enter the peaceful harbor. Tried and 
faithful veterans were these, for they had 
seen service in t8i2, and have been ex- 
posed to all kinds of weather since then. 
With these defenses, together with an old 
monitor that lay in the harbor for a short 
time, New Haven felt secure. However, a 
nervous professor, with an excitable tem- 
perament, became considerably alarmed 
for the University. About two- miles from 
the harbor are the works of the Winches- 
ter Repeating Arms Company. In line 
with these two points, and midway between 
them, is the University. Tlie professor ar- 
gued that the Spaniards would dash into 
the harbor, destroy the Winchester works, 
and, bv accident, tiie University, and es- 
cape before assistance could come. But 
little fright, however, was caused by these 
notes of alarm. 

Lakes Whitney and Saltonstall, near the 
city, afford abundant opportunity for skat- 
ing in winter, and in spring are the scene 
of many a college regatta. Many other 
places of interest in the city and suburban 
towns delight the bicyclist and the pedes- 
trian. But these places are, of course, all 
incidental to the life of the University stu- 
dent, to be enjoyed by him or not, accord- 
ing to his disposition. Let us, then, look 
at the more immediate surroundings of the 
student — the buildijigs, the ground's, the 
athletic field, etc. 

Going to the L'niversity from the wharf 
or the depot, one comes first to the Green. 
While he is admiring this beautiful park, 
he sees, through the trees on the northwest 
side, a row of buildings, which, from a dis 
tance. looks like an old castle, extending 
the entire length of the Green. Tlte 
stranger in New Haven hardly need be told 
that this is Yale L'niversity. 

The University occupies about fortv 
buiidin.iis: nearlv half of them are on the 
two blocks adjoining the Green. As one 
walks around this rectangle,' he sees Os- 
born, Phelps, and Alumni Halls, which con- 
tain the principal recitation rooms for the 
Graduate and Undergraduate Depart- 

ments (except for the Sheffield Scientific 
School, which has several fine buildings of 
its own two blocks northeast), Battell 
Chapel, several students" dormitories, the 
Library, Art Building, and Dwight Hall. 
This latter, a fine stone structure, is the 
general religious building of the University, 
although it is under the control of the Y. 
IVL C. A, It contains a reading room,, open 
to all stitdents every day in the week; a 
carefully selected library ; four large, well- 
furnished rooms, where the College classes 
hold their weekly prayer-meetings and 
Bible classes ; a secretary's room, and a 
large hall, where general religious service 
is conducted every Sunday evening at 6:40. 
Generally a prominent man addresses this 
meeting, often the preacher at Battell 
Chapel in the morning. Several of the old 
buildings have been torn down in recent 
years. A few, however, inside the rectan- 
gle remind one of the days of long ago. 
The corner-stone of the oldest now stand- 
ing bears the date "1750." The finest 
building on the campus is Vanderbilt Hall, 
a students" dormitory, which cost three- 
quarters of a million dollars. Some rooms 
in this building, without furnishings, heat 
or light, rent for ten dollars a week. The 
old and the new Libraries contain nearly 
300,000 volumes. Here is the great cen- 
'^tert<>f university life. Stitdents and teach- 
ers mav be found here from 9 A.M. to 9 
P.M. Dn adjoining squares are the Di- 
vinity School, Chemical and Physical Lab- 
i.ratories. Dinmg Hall, Dormitories. Pea- 
i.ody Museuni and the Gymnasium. With- 
in two blocks of these buildings are the 
Law and the Medical Departments, and the 
vShcfficld Scientific School. 

The Gymnasium, a large brick building, 
138 feet by 86 feet, is one of the finest and 
best equipped in the world. ' Exercise in il 
is compulsory with the lower classes. The- 
per cent, of attendance with the rest of the 
University students is small. One of the 
most interesting places aljout the L^niver- 
sity is Peabody Museum. An occasional 
visit is not sufficient for one to know much 



about a large museum, but a few things 
will be impressed upon one's mind at first 
sight. He who looks for the first time 
upon the skeleton of a gigantic Dinosaur, 
gazes in wonder. Parts of several skele- 
tons of these enormous animals are in the 
Museum. There are several bones of one 
that was 60 feet in length. Bones of the 
feet of three-toed and four-toed horses, and 
of toothed birds, will alsoi be seen. Over- 
head, in one room, is the model of a Cephal- 
opod, natural size, from the Newfoundland 
seas, 42 feet in length. The collection of 
meteorites, numbering nearly into the 
tliousands, is probably not surpassed any- 
wliere. They vary in weight from 1635 
pounds to those the size of a pea. The 
funds of the Museum are restricted to the 
Departments of Mineralogy, Geology and 
Zoology, but there are also large collec- 
tions in other departments. A building 
down-town that would probably be of in- 
terest to many Maryville students is the 
Mission Building. It was l)uilt by the* 
students and their friends at a cost of 
$8,000. The work is among the poor peo- 
ple of the city, and is carried on by stu- 

One and one-half miles west of the Uni- 
versity is the Athletic Field. Here are the 
foot Ijall and base ball grounds, race tracks, 
tennis courts, etc. The grand-stand has a 
seating capacity of 20,000. all the seats of 
which are filled during the big foot ball 
games at $2.00 a seat. In the afternoons 
of the fall term nearly one hundred boys 
may be seen on the field practicing foot 
ball, all working hard to make the 'Varsity 
"Lcven, which position is the highest to be 
obtained in the field of athletics. They 
are all good students, for, in order to play 
on the regular team, a boy has to keep his 
grade several- points above the- passing 
mark. Nothmg is more exasperating to a 
boy tha?! to receive notice from the Faculty 
that he will have to stop playing till he 
works ofT a condition, especially if there is 
a hig game near at hand. Yale has always 
been in the foremost ranks — several times 

champion — of foot ball, which is to-day 
America's greatest sport. Base ball re- 
ceives a great deal of attention ; so also 
does rowing. Many other outdoor sports, 
such as golf, hockey, tennis, etc., have a 
large following. 

The class-room work required of the un- 
dergraduates is fifteen hours a week, most- 
ly elective in the Junior and Senior years. 
Outside the class-room the students have 
the opportunity of hearing many eminent 
men in sermons and lectures. Among 
those heard last year were Robert P. Wild- 
er, John R. Mott, Dr. Josiah Strong, of 
New York: Drs. Hall and McGif¥ert, of 
L' nion Theological Seminary ; Justice 
Brewer, of the United States Supreme 
Court; Dr. Carl Budde. of Strasburg Uni- 
versity ; Bishop Vincent. Dr. John Watson 
('Tan Maclaren"), George Adam Smith, 
D.D., of Glasgow; Mr. Moody. Dr. Henry 
Van Dyke, of Princeton; Prof. J. B. Green- 
ough, o; Harvard, and many others. 

The social life of the University will not 
compare with that of Marj'ville, for Yale 
has no "snap sociables," and there are 
only about 50 girls to 2,500 boys. Of ne- 
cessity, then, they are compelled to use a 
different plan from ours. Their efl'orts are 
concentrated upon three or four days of 
'Junior Promenade Week." On this oc- 
casion many a city sends its most charming 
belles to len^heir grace and beauty to 
this great social season. Xew \ ork, Phil- 
pdelphia, Chicago. Cincinnati, and even 
far-away San Francisco, have representa- 
tives. The time is spent at teas, balls, etc. 
Ot course, only the wealthy boys can er" 
gage in these festivities, for to biing r^ 
\oung ladv and her chaperone from anoth 
er citv, and bear all the expense while the-.- 
are in New Haven, requires no inconsider 
able sum. From all these gayeties the 
Freshmen are debarred, but in variou-^ 
ways thev let the upper classmen and their 
ladv friends know they are around. Some- 
times the Faculty restrains their mischiev- 
ous propensities by promising not to al- 
low them to have a base ball team or boat 


crew if they cause any disturbance to the 
"Tunior Prom." 

The student body is a cosmopolitan 
one; thev come from all parts of our own 
country and from many foreign States. 
The South is well represented at Yale, and 
our own Tennessee headed the list last 
year with twenty representatives. The 
fact that Yale lias such a large Southern 
element has its weight in doing away with 
sectionalism. The class of '96 planted ivy 
from General Lee's grave, which doubtless 
could not have been done but for the fact 
that for years a large number of Southern 
students have been pouring into Yale. 

.\lthough the expenses are from $400 
up, many boys pay their way through the 
L'niversity. Many wait on tables for their 
board ; a good tutor will easily make from 
one to two dollars an hour ; the Co-opera- 
tive Society furnishes students" supplies at 
a slight margin above cost ; at the Dining 
Hall board is furnished at cost to about 
500 students. Although the steward is a 
Tennesseean (from Carson and Newman 
College), of whom it is said, in a joking 
way, that he buys all his supplies from 
Tennessee, and has only Tennesseeans for 
waiters, yet the price averages about $4.00 
a week. 

A large number of interesting traditions 
is a part of Yale life and history. Suffice it, 
in conclusion, to mention but one — tlie old 
fence. It is on the campus, in front of the 
entrance to the Chapel. It is made in 
three sections — one for each of the upper 
classes. The Freshmen are allowed to sit 
on it one evening when their nine beat the 
Harvard Freshmen at base ball. The fence 
is a purely democratic place. Here the 
boys — rich and poor — meet tO' get ac- 
quainted, to tell stories, read the papers, 
talk athletics, sing songs, etc. The most 
interesting feature to an outsidler is the 
singing, and the most popular College 
song is: 

(Tune — "Watch on the Rhine.") 

Bright college years, with pleasure rife, 
The shortest, gladdest vears of life ; 

How swiftly are ye gliding by. 
Oh, why doth time so quickly flv? 
The seasons come, the seasons go, 
The earth is green or white with snow, ' 
But time and change shall naught avail 
To break the friendships formed at Yale. 

We all must leave this college home. 
About the stormy world to roam. 
But though the mighty ocean's tide 
Should us from dear old Yale divide, 
As round the oak the ivy twines 
The clinging tendrils of its vines. 
So are our hearts close bound to Yale 
By ties of love that ne'er shall fail. 

In after life, should troubles rise. 

To cloud the blue of sunny skies. 

How bright will seem, through memory's 

The happy, golden, bygone days! 
Oh, let us strive that ever we 
May let these words our watch-cry be, 
Where'er upon life's sea we sail: 
"For God, for Country, and for Yale!" 
Robert P. Walker. 


(A Paper read before a Missionary Meeting of ihe 

It is my purpose to give a brief sketch of 
the life and work of the first medical mis- 
sionary sent by our Board directly to 
Korea — John W. Heron. But before tak- 
ing up the biography of Dr. Heron, let 
us get some idea of the country to which 
he was sent. * * * 

'^ was to- this country, to this people, to 
.-nch a labor, that our faithful hero was 
sent. Coming down one of those filthy 
streets c\'ery morning might be seen a 
tiery, strong-built, gray horse. Its back 
was graced by a medium-sized, well-pro- 
portioned Tennessee horseman. His fea- 
tures were handsome, with a regular out- 
line, a liigh forehead, blue eyes, and a 
heavy brown mustache. One could see 
that he was close and keen in his observa- 
tion. His refined and intelligent face bore 



marks of a reserved dignity and a conse- 
crated spirit. This was Dr. Heron, on his 
way to the Government Hospital. That 
forceful picture has long since vanished 
from the Korean vision. A few friends 
met upon a breezy hilltop, beneath which 
flowed the silvery ',Han, today away, the.* 
form of him who robbed his constitution of 
her strength, that he might give life and 
health to the sufifering Koreans. In that 
sad day medical missions lost a worker of 
brilliant promise, and his friends a faith- 
ful, true-hearted brother. 

John William Heron, M.D., was the old- 
est son of the late Rev. E. S. Heron His 
father was Scotch, and his mother was 
English. He was born in Derbyshire, 
England, in 1856, but in May, 1870, at the 
age of 14, he came to Knoxville, Tenn , 
with his father's family. He confessed 
Christ at the age of 15, on Dec. 17, 187 1 
in a little chtuxh of which his father was 

He entered Maryville College, Tennes- 
see, January, 1874. Here he was a faith 
tid and diligent student. He roomed in 
the southeast corner of Memorial Hall, on 
the second floor, and boarded himself in- 
one of the kitchews on the ground fiooi 
'He took a special course of one year and 
one-half. His roommate was "Gid" Mc- 
Campbell, now a Knoxville attorney. He 
v/as a bright and jolly fellow, and won the 
respect of all who knew him. On leaving 
Maryville, he taught school until he had 
money enough to go- to a medical college. 
He spent a year of preparatory reading un- 
der a physician, and entered the Medical 
Department of the University of Tennessee, 
at Nashville, January, 1881. He pursued 
his studies with such fervor that he endan- 
gered his health. He carried ofi first hon- 
ors in each of the four departments — Prac- 
tice, Materia Medica, Obstetrics, and 
Clinical Diagnosis ; and also a gold medal 
from the Faculty for the best final examina- 
tion in medicine and surgery. 

Shortly after his graduation he settled at 
Jonesboro for the practice of his profes- 

sion. During his stay there of eighteen 
months he took an active part in church 
work, and there decided to enter the for- 
eign field. It is thought that he was influ- 
enced largely in his decision by Mr. L. D. 
Wishard, secretary of the Y. M. C. A., and 
also by Mrs. S. J. Rhea, the widow of the 
"Tennesseean in Persia." 

A special course in the Xew York ]^Iedi- 
cal University was advised by the Board, 
in order to fit him for the pecuHar work in 
Korea. While in New York he acted as 
assistant physician in the Almshouse at 
Blackwell's Island. While taking leave of 
his Y. M. C. A. friends in Xew York, he 
spoke the following hopeful words, as re- 
ported by William Gardner: 

"Where I am going, fellows and friends, 
I shall be cut oiT, in all probability, from 
other physicians. I shall have to meet and 
treat all kmds of difficult cases, and not be 
able to call in a brother physician in consul- 
tation, and yet it will not be so, for I shall 
always be able to consult with the Great 
Physician, who knoweth our frames, for he 
made them — 'for all things were made by 
him.' " 

He then returned to Jonesboro, where, 
on the 23d-of xApril, i'§85, he married the 
only daughter of Dr. Gibson, of the Pres- 
byterian Church of that place. The next 
day Dr. and Mrs. Heron were tendered a 
reception by the Ladies' Presbyterial Mis- 
sionary Societ}' of the Second Church, 
Knoxville, Tenn. They then left for 
Korea on the following day. 

Upon their arrival at Korea, the royal 
oftlcials tendered to Dr. and Mrs. Heron a 
reception or feast. He received a letter of 
welcome from the King, and went into the 
Government Hospital on the next day as 
first assistant to Dr. Allen. Then, upon 
the appointment of the latter by the King 
of Korea as interpreter and adviser to the 
Korean Legation that was sent to ^^'ash- 
ington in 1887, Dr. Heron took full con- 
trol of the work, and from that time on he 
bore a heavy burden. The hospital was 
one rf the Queen's pet fancies, and was 


granted in view of the service rendered by 
Dr. Allen to her cousin, Min Yong- Ik, 
who was wounded during the riot of De- 
cember, 1884. After that time the king 
and people showed their gratitude in a num- 
ber of ways. The hospital is an excellent 
building, well equipped with servants and 

Dr. Heron had a three-fold work: first, 
the medical care of the city hospital ; sec- 
ond, mechcal practice among natives of all 
grades, including the -king and his court, 
and third, by special permission of the 
Board, the foreign residents. He won the 
confidence of the foreign community to 
such an extent that he had a very large 
practice. He was so absorbed in his work 
for others that he forgot himself, and his 
overworked constitution was in no condi- 
tion to resist the violent attack of dysentery 
\\hich assailed him. And, after five days of 
wrestling with the angel of death, his soul 
took flight to the God who gave it. Sure- 
ly he fought the good fight and received the 
jeweled crown of a faithful servant in that 
heavenly kingdom. In hirn medical mis- 
sions lost a valuable support. His indom- 
itable energy and quickness of intellect won 
- for him the admiration of all w^io knew him. 
Though somewhat sensitive and spirited 
he was always frank and open in his deal- 
ings. His devotion to his wife and two lit- 
tle girls was beautiful to behold, and some- 
what bordered on chivalry. His was "true 
religion and undefiled," and his skill and 
untiring energ}' m visiting the afflicted 
Koreans, broke down almost completely 
the prejudice against Christianity, which 
only a few centuries ago caused the death 
of Catholic converts. 

Dr. Heron, in the five years he spent in 
that country, treated with his own ham'i 
40.000 Koreans. During his last illness 
the loving sympathy shown 'by the natives 
who had been helped by him was a touch- 
ing tribute to the nobility of his career. 
His was a life worthy of imitation, and, 
though it was short, v>'ho can say it was in- 
complete? He did the work God ap- 

pointed him, and is gone to his reward. 
His achievements are inspiring, and his 
memory will ever be fragrant and blessed 
The Korean report, in speaking of his 
influence, says: "He opened the houses of 
many of the most influential people of 
Korea, and these doors are being kept open 
by his wife, who is visiting the families of 
these people, teaching of Christ and leaving 
Christian books and tracts." Mrs. Heron 
was a faithful helpmate, and listened to his 
dying request, "Stick to the work." She 
remained in that country, doing faithful 
service, and after a number of years was 
married again to James S. Gale, a mission- 
ary of the University of Toronto, Canada. 
Mr. Gale was sent by the Y. M. C. A. to 
that country, where he has since been or- 
dained. He is also the author of a book 
entitled "Korean Sketches," a copy of 
which has been sent to Lamar Library bv 
Rev. David Heron, of Glendale, O. 

Truly, the days of heroes and heroines 
iiave not passed, and since such men and 
women live, love and labor, the cause of 
Christ must triumph. 

T. H. McConnell, '00. 


The Twenty-second Annual State Con- 
vention of the Young Men's Christian As- 
sociations of Tennessee was held at Chat- 
tanooga, March 8-1 1, 1900. Maryville 
College was represented by seven delegates 
— George Duncan, H. K. Gibson, E. J. 
Kitchen, E. R. North, P. R. Dickie, J. E. 
1 racy, and W. D. Hammontree. 

The Convention was composed of city, 
town, college, and railroad associations. 
The colleges represented were: Athens, 
Bell Buckle, Harriman, University of Ten- 
nessee, Lebanon, McKenzie, Maryville, 
Vanderbilt University, Tusculum, Spring 
Hill, and Grant LTniversity, of Chatta- 

After organization, every delegate was 
called upon to rise, give his name, his asso- 
ciation, and what purpose had brought 
him to the Convention. 



On Thursday evening, in ;he First Bap- 
tist Church, Dr. J. W. Bachman, of Chat- 
ianoog'a, gave the welcoming addres.'^. 
After this the Convention listened -witl; 
pleasure to Rev. Hugh S. Williams, of 
Memphis, on the subject, "Co-operativo 
Chri.stianity." Mr. H. O. Williams, ot 
New York City, Secretary of the Interna- 
tional Committee, then delivered an addre.^ • 
on "Co-operative Christianity for Railroad 

-On Friday morning, after the devot'jnal 
service, verbal reports were given by asso- 
ciation delegates ; then there were three pa- 
pers presented on the theme of "Making 
Men." The first one, by Mr. H. O. Pat^^ 
son, of Knoxville, whose phase of the sub- 
ject was "Raw Material"; the second, by 
Mr. A. K. Jones, of Nashville, on "Physical 
Education"; the third, by Prof. F. H. Per- 
ry, of Memphis, on "Educational Equip- 

Then followed the address of the morn- 
ing, by Rev. C. E. Stoaks, of McKenzie, 
on the "Evolution of Man." 

Friday afternoon was devoted principally 
to the discussion of the theme, "Associa- 
tion Religious Work." Different phases 
were treated by Messrs. L. A. Coulter, 
State vSccretary of Virginia; E. O. Sellers, 
Macon, Ga. ; J. D. Blanton, Nashville ; Rev. 
George E. Guille, Athens; J. M. Rust 

The address on "Men and Men," by Rev. 
Dr. Lansing Burroughs, of Nashville, was 
highly enjoyed by all present. On Friday 
evening "The Association Forward Move- 
ment" was discussed by Mr. W. 0. Mc- 
Nair, of Louisville, Ky. 

The Convention opened Saturday morn- 
ing with a praise service ; then the topic of 
"Bible Hour" was discussed by Mr. Fred. 
B. vSmith, of Chicago; "Building on the 
Foundation," by Mr.- Coulter ; "Association 
Fellowship," Mr. C. C. Gilbert, of Nash- 
Saturday afternoon was spent in special 
conferences, one for citv, town, and rail- 

road delegates ; the other, for women's 
auxiliary delegates ; and the other for col- 
lege delegates. 

Saturday evening the Convention list- 
ened to the addresses of Messrs. Smith, 
Coulter and Ray, of Nashville, on "The 
Interest and Extent of the Y. M. C. A. 

The Young Men's Christian Association 
was organized in 1844, in London, by Mr. 
George Williams. It has done wonders 
for college men, 65,000 of whom now be- 
long to college associations, 5,000 of 
v\'hom liave volunteered for foreign mis- 
sions, and 1,500 college Y. M. C. A. men 
are now in the field as foreign mission- 

On vSunday morning the regular church 
services were carried out in the various 
churches of Chattanooga, and on Sunday 
afternoon Mr. Fred. B. Smith, of Chicago, 
conducted a meeting in the Auditorium for 
men onlv. At this meeting there were 
about 125 who rose for prayer after the ex- 
hortation ; and about 60 took a positive 
stand for Christianity. 

The closing, and in some respects, the 
best, service of the Convention was the 
Union mass meeting in. the Auditorium on 
Sunday evening. There were about four 
thousand in attendance. Dr. Ira Landrith, 
editor of the Cumberland Presbyterian, ad- 
dressed the meeting. Dr. Landrith's ad- 
dress aroused great enthusiasm, and was a 
.splendid effort. His subject was, "What 
Will the Twentieth Century Develop?" 

All the delegates from }ilaryville Col 
lege derived instruction and inspiration 
from the Convention. 

According to the reports from difTereni 
colleges of the State, Maryville stood nexi 
to A'anderbilt L'niversity in weekly attend 
ance upon \'. I\l. C. .\. services and Bible 
classes. J\lany inquiries were made in ref 
erence to Bartlett Hall, and the yearly re 
port, as printed in the January number of 
the Monthlv, was favorably commented 



Maryville College Monthly. 

Vol. II. 

MARCH, 1900. 

No. 6. 

ELMER B. WALLER, Editor-in-Chibf, 



Athenian. Alpha Sigma. 


Bainovian. Theta Epsilov. 

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Address all communications to 

Maryville College Monthly, 
Maryville, Tenn. 

Entered at Maryville, Teon., as Secoud-Claes Mail Matter. 

College Directory. 

Y. M. r. A. meets Sunday at 1 -.lo P. M . in Y' M C A 

parlor, Bartlett Hall. Pres., W. D. Hammontree; 
bee, 1. Vv . Jones 

*• ^*'- .*'• :*• ^meets Sunday at 'i^OP. M. Pres., Ethel 

Mlnnis. Sec, f>ra Riinkin. 
CoIIese^^Prajer Meetlns meets Tuesday at 6:30 

*■ '*''ef"l.>e"L.T'lbb.^''''"''''^''-'' '*'^ = ^P- M. Lead- 
Athenian Society-Senior Section meets Friday at 
7: OP. M. p es.. Robert B. Elmore; Sec. E H. 
(.OOP M. Pres.. James Dunn, Sec , W. E. Lewis 
Alpha Slsma Society-Senior Section meets Friday, 
at ,.l)OP iM Pres., L B. Bewlev. Sec, W. A 

Oampbell Junior Sectiim meets Saturdavat 7:W 
P- ^1. Pies,, h.E. Langhead;Sec., A. W Mays 
Bainoniau Society meets F. iday at 7:00 P. M. Pres., 

Edith ^ewman: .Sec, Carrie Arstingstall. 
Board of Directors of College. meets May :B0, 1900. 
Commpncenient t'hursday, May 31, 1900. 
The Atumnt Association meets Mav, 31, 1900. Pres 

J. M. God laid. Sec, Prof. S. T. Wilson. 
Executive Committee of Board of »lrectors 
^.%'^ til- fcoiKl Tuesday of each .noath , ither 
at Maryville or Kuoxville The members are Mai 
Ben Cunningham, and Ma.j. Will A. McTeer o 
Maryville; Col. Joi.n B. Minnis, and Dr E A 
Elmore,of Kuo.xville, aud A. R. McBathTof Flen-' 


Miss Belle Gill has gone to Ohio, where 
she will visit relatives. 

Maryville has a culinary club, composed 
of sixteen young ladies of the town. 

Rev. William R. Dawson, of Knoxville, 
held, lately, a series of religious meetings at 

Miss McCulloch has kindly consented to 
conduct a Bible class for the Y. W. C. A. 
of the College. 

Miss ^largaret E. Henry entertained the 
Chilho^^•ee Literary Club at her home, on 
Washington's birthdav. 

Dr. Hugh French, a former student, has 
gone to Idaho with the intention of prac- 
ticing his profession in that State. 

Cecil Brown is teaching at St. Paul's 
Academy, and Joe Searle is stenographer 
for a railroad company in Mexico. 

Dr. .P. M". BaPtlett' cele'brated the 8oth 
anniversary of his birth last month, and a 
number of friends called upon him and ex- 
tended their congratulations. 

Wade Rose, a former student, late of the 
Fourth O. S. Cavalry, died January 2 at 
the home of his uncle, in Oakland, Cal., on way home from the Philippines. 

Two articles in this issue were written 
by alumni, A. Arthur Grififes, of Cincinnati, 
and Rev. Robert C. Jones, of Bangkok, 
Siam. We should be glad to hear from 

The work of adorning and improving the 
Campus is going steadily forward. More 
flower beds are being made near the Col- 
lege buildings, and the wide brick walks 
are completed. 

The Theta Epsilons are preparing for an 
entertainment. Their new quartette is 
compased, of the- following young ladies' 
Misses Annie Magill, Maud Yates, Cora 
McCulloch, and Blanche Weisberger. 

The joint missionary meeting of the two 
Christian Association was held last month 
Ihe topic was, "Four Neglected Heroes." 
Those who participated in presenting pa- 
pers were: Mr. Fred. Hope, whose subject 
was "John Eliot, Apostle to the American 
Indians" ; Miss Maud Yates, "Count Zin- 
zendorf. Father of German Missions"; 
Miss Nellie Jackson, "Henry Martyn," and 
^Ir. T. H. AlcConnell, "John Heron, Medi- 
cal Missionarv to Korea." 


The X'olunteer Missionary Band of 
Maryville College gave an excellent enter- 
tainment on Thursday night, March 15. 

The weather was unfavorable, for it was 
the day of the "great snow" — ten inches^ 



However, about one hundred persons were 
in attendance, and thoroughly enjoyed the 
following program: 


Piano Duet — Poet and Peasant. .. .Suppe 
Misses Helen Ervin and May Barton. 

Quartette — Serenade The Bainonians 

Sopranos — Misses Bettis and Newman. 
Altos — Misses Arstingstall and Rankin. 

Recitation Miss Margaret Rogers 

Welsh Sea Song — Y Ddan Forwn. . .Parry 
iJuet — M^essis. I. W. Jones and W. R. 

Solo Robert Franklin 


Piano Solo — Hungarian Rhapsodie — Liszt 
■ Miss Anice Whitley. 

Recitation . . . . , Miss Niccum 

Violin Solo' — Fantasie 

Miss Grace Carnahan 

Vocal— Selected Mr. Will Bartlett 

Quartette — Selected The Athenians 

Tenors — Messrs. Jones and Simmerly. 

Bassos — Messrs. Ellis and Hamilton. 


The Seniors have very little to report 
this month, but it is not for lack of hard 
work on their part, however. Following 
ihe custom of past years, the Seniors en- 
joyed a vacation of one week, beginning 
with March 5. All school duties were sus- 
pended, and each one spent the time as he 
pleased. Two of our members. Miss Ethel 
Minnis and Mr. H. C. Rimmer, spent the 
v/eek at their homes in Jefferson County. 

The class had hoped to have James Whit- 
comb Riley fill the evening which is usually 
devoted to the Senior concert, but owing 
to the number of his previous engagements 
Mr. Riley is unable tO' be here in May. An 
effort is now being made to obtain a popu- 
lar Tennessee orator for that evening. 

Mid-term exams in German and Guizot's 
History of Civilization have been held. 
Exams in the other studies will not be giv- 
en until the work is finished. 

The French class having finished Hale- 
vy's Abbe Constantine, will now begin the 
translation of Dumas' La Tulipe Noire. 

The German class are reading Goethe's 
epic poem, Hermann und Dorothea. 

The conscientious Freshmen work. 

To get their lessons tough ; 
The Juniors Hunk, the Sophomores shirk. 

But the Seniors — oh, thev bluff! — Ex. 


The Junior class met on the Oct. 17th, 
1899, and organized with the foliowing of- 
ficerb: President, Miss S P Andrews; 
Secretary and Treasurer, Thomas M^'guire. 
Since then two meetings liave been held 
at which matters have been discu^.sed af- 
fectnig ihe future work of the class and 
the Annual Junior — Freshman banquet. 
The banquet will be held sometime in 
April at the Sam Houston Itm. Commit- 
tees from both classes are now at work 
preparing the program. 

The personnel of our class is thoroughly 
cosmopolitan and destined to be far-reach- 
ing in its influences. — Tennessee, Ohio, 
Missouri, Penn,sylvania, England and 
Japan are represented. One of our mem- 
bers aspiies to a college prufes-orshfp, an- 
other to a literary career; two are prepar- 
ing for the legal profession; two others for 
the Foreign Mission field, and no less than 
five are equpping themselves to preach the 

Members: — Miss S. P. Andrews, Lena 
Hastings and Emma Alexander, Mr. W 
T. Bartlett, J. E. Tracy, W. A. E. Camp- 
bell, W. U. Hammontree, E. R. North, R. 
O. Franklin, C. H. Henry and T. Maguire. 
Class yell:— Rah! Rah! Rah I 

Rah! Rah! Rah! 

Rah! Rah! Rah! 

Nineteen One! 

Nineteen One! 

Nineteen One! 
Colors: - Purple and white. 


Springtime, summer, auttimn and win- 
ter come and go, ever old, yet ever nev,'. 
Month after month, year after year, cen- 
tury after century, glide by, and each be- 
holds a different world. The men of to- 
day are not like those of fifteen hundred 
years ago, for — 

"Folks will change as the leaves will fall. 
And things are different year by year." 

VVe all know that every change is a step 
m advance, but to some of us. despite the 
voice of reason, there is a charm about the 
old times and the old fashions that we can 
not resist. 

To stich persons the Romance poets come 
as friends and companions. Thev lived in 
the springtime of the world, when things 
were not so deeply in earnest as thev are 
now. and when a gay carelessness of man- 
ner constituted the greatest charm of a 
poet. Theirs was an age between gross 
barbarism and voluptuous refinement, 



when the mmd still retained traits of its 
primeval grandeur and simplicity. 

Ariosto is chief among the poets of 
knight-errantry. In popularity in Europe 
he is second only to Homer, and in literary 
merit he yields to only three of his predeces- 
sors — Homer, Vergil and Dante. He can 
be best compared to Ovid, but he excels 
him in purity of taste, grace of language, 
and vigor and richness of imagination. 

The work upon which his reputation as 
a poet rests is his "Orlando Furioso." It 
has been both greatly praised and greatly 
censured by the critics, but it has demon- 
strated its own merit; it has touched the 
hearts of the people. Its greatest fault is 
its lack of unity. The only com.ment the 
Cardinal of Este made after reading the 
poem was: "Well, where did you get all 
those stories, Ludovico?" But the variety 
of incident and character preserve the in- 
terest and save the poem from tediousness, 
a fault most long poems have, for the au- 
thor shows us many scenes, some sad and 

g^y> — 

"Like one that makes the sprightly viol 
Who often changes sound and varies 
And now a graver strikes, now sharper 

The poet sings of loves and ladies, 
knights and arms, of courtesies and many 
a daring deed, for his age was one of war 
and chivalry, and the enthusiasm for the 
crusades and the war against the Moslems 
still filled the minds of men. 

His style throughout is one of simple 
narration, but here and there a bit of de- 
scription shines out like a gem, all the 
brighter for its plain setting. In the 
twelfth canto there is this description of 

"It was the hour that out of ocean's bed 
Dan Phoebus drew his dripping steeds, 
and high 
And low, still scattering yellow flowers and 
Aurora stained the heavens with various 
dye ; 
And stars had cast their veils about their 

Departing from their revels in the sky." 
In this poem, side by side with the cold 
Roman divinities which excite human sym- 
pathy no more than do their images in 
brass and marble, we have those native 
creations and foundlings of the East, that 

were nurtured in warmer, fairer, richer 
lands than our own. There is the delicate 
progeny of fairies, sylphs and gnomes, so 
finely fanciful and yet so real, as well as tlie 
coarser and more terrible race of giants, 
dragons and grififins. And these children 
of the imagination furnish the poet a set- 
ting at once gloomy, splendid, gay or terri- 
ble for every occasion. 

That person will never relish the Furioso 
who comes to it for a series of classical be- 
liefs, for the episodes, beautiful, the strange, 
are made up of classical, Gothic, and Ori- 
ental fictions intermingled ; and along with 
the champions of Christianity figure the 
heathen gods. That one alone will enjoy 
it who comes to it as he comes to the con- 
templation of a magnificent and fanciful 
Arabesque, in which the natural mingles 
with the extravagant, and the beautiful 
with the grotesque. 

There are two stories running through 
the book. The hero of one is Orlando, 
whose woes l^egan when he deserted the 
camp of Charlemagne just before the siege 
of Paris by the Moors, to go in search of his 
lady love, whom the French king had im- 
prisoned and reserved as a reward for the 
bravest of his warriors. Equipped with his 
sword, Brigliodora and his dread shield 
that blinds whoever beholds it, the knight 
wandered over continental Europe, and 
even into Ireland, performing many valiant 
deeds, imtil he was stricken with madness 
by the gods as a punishment for deserting 
his king. For three months his fury raged, 
until he had expiated his crime ; then he 
was restored to reason by Astolpho. The 
visit of this knight to the moon to bring 
back Orlando's wits is filled with wonders. 

To increase the strange medley of char- 
acters in the poem, St. John, the apostle, is 
represented as having charge of the earth's 
satellite, and he showed Astolpho a lonely 
valley, where all the things we have lost on 
earth are kept. 

"Flere countless vows, here prayers un- 
numbered, lie, 
Made by us sinful men to God on high." 

"O'erturned here ruined towns and cas- 
tles lie with all their wealth," and fame, too. 
is there, that fleeting joy of earth. 

"There serpents with female faces" are, 
and there, surpassing all else in size, is a 
lofty mount of sense, "a thing that men so 
little need, it seems — none pray to heaven 
for more." There, unclosed in vases, he 
saw the wits of many a philosopher, sophist 
and poet ; but taking Orlando's and his 



own, he came back to earth, and it is said — 
he lived long and sagely. 

That the course of true love never runs 
smoothly is seen in the story of Rogero and 
Bradamante that is woven in and out with 
the story of Orlando ; and he certainly was 
not faint-hearted who endured so many 
trials to win his fair lady. Rogero's con- 
version to the Christian faith, his baptism, 
and his marriage with Bradamante form 
the crowning point of the book. 

All the characters are drawn with the 

skill of a master hand, and, indeed, Ariosto 
has few equals in character painting or 
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Maryville College Monthly. 

Volume. II. 


Number 7. 


From the glory of the sunset 

Stretching o'er the western hills. 

Comes a thought of hMss etiiereal, 

That my soul with rapture thrills. 

Comes to me a heavenly dawning, 
Foretaste of tiie world beyond, 

Till I, toiling, ofttimes wonder 
VVhv I hold this earthly bond. 

If to me, so poor and lowly. 

Comes this message from above. 

Telling of a heavenly glory, 
Teaching of infinite love. 

Can not I repeat the message 

Written in the sunset sky. 
Mirrored now in earthly beauty. 

Painted by the iiand on high? 

"If we do each simple duty 
With ouj- eyes steadfast above, 

We reflect the heavenly beauty 
Of that everlasting love." 

Thomas F. Campbell. 



The late June sun was sending its last 
rays aslant the Bald as it sank slowly into a 
sea of brilliant clouds. Down below, the 
slopes were purpling, and far away a flash 
and a ghnt here and there showed where 
the river wound in and out in tortuous 
folds — its morning silver turned to evening- 

It was beautiful on the Bald ; the air was 
filled with that yellow light that follows 
a mountain sunset, as bright as the saffron 
petals of the azaleas that so bravely held 
iheir position high a1)ove the timber line 
and were then all al)loom. The turf was 
green and springy and generously starred 
with violets and bluetts, though in the "flat- 

woods kentry" they had Ijlossomed and 
were forgotten. The sound of innumerable 
herd bells, at first faint in tlic distance, now 
grows louder, and out from the gnarled, 
storm-twisted old trees at the edge of the 
timber come the cattle and the sheep ; the 
carrillonneurs, whose tinkling chimes, 
heard at the close of day. when from the 
forest is borne the heavy sigh of the wind, 
are as sweet as the Angelus. 

A solitary figure, standing out in sharp 
relief against the sky, motionless as a 
statue, has watched the sunset, awed with- 
in himself as the fiery orl) changed to an 
orange shield and then to blood ; as it 
passed in and out among fleecy clouds ; as 
it dropped through varying strata of the 
atmosphere that changed the shape of the 
broad disc ; and then, when it was all over 
and the warm red of the afterglow burned 
in the West, he tm"ned, and shifting his bur- 
den, said, as he sought the trail: "Well, 
who c"d ax fur anythin' purtier than thet"" 
I'll be powerful late hum, but I'd a sede thet 
if I'd a stayed all night to a done hit.'' He 
walked with an easy, confident step down 
the rough and steep trail, stumbling no more 
than did the deer that had trod it an hour 
earlier. Fie is tall, supple and rather looselv 
knit ; his eye is dark and keen. As he 
walks his powder-horn and bullet-pouch 
jingle by his side, and. as he expresses it, 
"Sorter keep him company"; across his 
arm is "Jerushy," his "long Tom" rifle, her 
long stock ornamented with a silver plate, 
carved in the likeness of a deer. Slung in 
a tow sack across his shoulder is iii-~ bur- 
den, for he is returning from the settlement 
in the cove after trading, and is now push.- 
ing toward his home in Car'lina. 

Tile daylight has almost gone when iie 
comes to the gurgle of water, and turning 
aside, carefully deposits his impedimenta, 
and resting prone upon the ground, slakes 
his tliirst at an icy spring whose crystal 



waters gush out from beneath a moss- 
jjrown rock by tlie path. When at last he 
raised liis head lie saw something that 
brought him to his feet like a magnetic 


"See thet track — thet deer ain't fur away 
nuther. Oh Lord>- ! what'd I want f stan' 
messin' with thet sunset fur? I guess this 
'.^. learned me a lesson for onct." And 
there in the soft earth was the freshly im- 
printed track of a large deer. Mumbling 
and muttering at his luck, he slowly ad- 
justed his load and recommenced his jour- 

The moon had just risen and through 
a cleft in the mountain showed her radiant 
face. The rhododendrons in a wild tangle 
fringed the spring branch and bordered the 
trail, heavy with the wealth of clustered 
bloom that shone like pearl in the mellow 
light. A rustle in the laurel, a parting 
of the branches, and not thirty yards ahead 
out walks a stately buck, holding his antler^- 
high and suspecting nothing. With a gasp 
the mountaineer stops short in surprise, and 
that moment the deer has scented the dan- 
ger and is taking off down the trail. Now 
fully alert, the man has thrown aside his 
burden, his cheek is pressing the silver 
plate on old "Jerushy's" stock, and, though 
h(. can not see his sights, he can, in the full 
m.oonlight, see the quarry going before him 
ii: a direct line, and he let her drive. 

The crack of the rifle and a crash down 
the trail ! He runs down the path at the 
top of his speed, and as he is nearing the 
prostrate creature, it springs up and forges 
ahead once more. The hunter stops, bitt 
starts again in hot pursuit as he hears the 
loud baying of the hounds, his hounds, 
for recognizing "Jerushy's" sharp voice, 
they are coming like the wind. A few 
moments of this pursuit and his hunter's 
heart is gratified by a vision that affects 
ills nature more even than did the trans- 
formation scene at sunset. 

At the center of a grass-grown clearing, 
where once stood a cabin, the almost ex- 
hausted deer and the yelping dogs meet. 
The worn-out buck rises at bay and strikes 
out wildly for life — but in vain ; exhausted, 

borne down by two dogs, one at his iiank, 
the other clinging to his neck, the Mon- 
arch of the Smokies falls prostrate. In 
an instant the young mountaineer is at his 
side, kicks away the eager dogs, and has 
siieathed his knife in the throat of his 
prize ; and now the pale violets are stained 
by the rich, warm blood. 

After a moment's admiration he gives 
a loud halloo — then another; then comes 
the answering shout, and presently a figure 
appears at the lower end of the "old 
gyarden" and comes up. 

"What on yearth ha' ye been a doin', 
Zeke?" came in excited tones, as the new- 
comer met the young man at the slain deer. 

"Well, pappy, I've done shot the master 
buck o' these mountings, tliet's what." 

"Yes, y'hev, yes, y'liev" — in a convinced 
manner — "eh law, ain't he a master? Well, 
what we-tms is got to do is ter git thet 
carcass down to the house ; but what'd ye 
do with the store tricks?" 

"I drapped the poke back yonder when 
I made thet charge atter the buck. I'll go 
git hit."' 

As he turned away the older man walks 
to a branching young sapling, and throw- 
ing his weight against it, bends it, and a 
few slashes of his knife brings it down. He 
is also a stalvv^art mountaineer, his counte- 
nance — that portion not eclipsed by the 
rank growth of brindle whiskers — was 
seamed and weather beaten, yet kindly look- 
ing. Just now a look of paternal pride was 
mingling with one of surprise, and the re- 
sultant would be hard to describe. 

When Zeke has come, he drags the sap- 
ling up to the deer and rolls the animal 
upon the branches and ties it with hickory 
withes ; then they start off. drawing their 
improvised wagon. Below the clearing a 
few rods another of those unsurpassed 
mountain springs bubbled up and sent its 
waters in a noisy little rivulet down a ravine, 
where grows the shawnee haw and the 
ragged birch, and w'here the lady's slippers 
?nd the wake robins hide. 

As they passed the spring the young man 
observed that it was too bad there was no 



cabin at the clearing: "Sech a powerful 
good spring and truck patch too." Then 
a sigh went up from his rugged breast, for 
locked in Zeke Jernigan's heart was a dash 
of sentiment and a suggestion of romance. 

Then they leave the main trail and take 
a side trail. The mountain side is almost 
perpendicular, the path so steep that one 
unused to the mountains could hardly 
maintain a footing. The ground is covered 
with huckleberry bushes drooping, with 
the clusters of purple berries, heavy with 
dew and sparkling in the moonlight. Now 
rhev come to their home — a double cabin, 
with a "lean-to" behind and a porch along 
the front. Hastily caring for the game, the 
family withdraw into the house, and the 
household bustle has subsided. 

Now the pine torch on the hearth is ex- 
tinguished, and all is quiet. Nothing is 
heard but the plash and wash of the creek, 
the plaint of the night birds and the far- 
away bark of a fox. The moonlight is 
broken into bars by the branches of the 
sentinel pines ; the spruces are turned into 
silver plumes, and the great rocks high 
up on the slope are now the stern walls of 
an old castle. 


The morning broke clear. Late in the 
night a fog had settled, and at the first peep 
of dawn a sea, of cloud was poured round 
the mountains, the A^alleys filled, and the 
summit domes and pinnacles changed to 
green islands. At the sun's first bidding 
the fleecy vapor turned roseate, lifted and 

The cheery rays sought the little cabin 
home, and roused first the humbler life. 
The "bell-hawg," followed by her clamor- 
ing progeny, came to the picket gate and 
squealed loudly for breakfast, while in the 
barnyard the horse and cow were making 
demonstrations of impatience. At last the 
house door creaked round, and a young 
woman crossed the porch, and taking the 
water pail, started for the spring; then one 
by one the whole family came into view and 
entered upon the day. 

It wasn't long until they were seated 
round the table — Zeke, his father and 
mother, the "gals'' and the "young uns" — 
and inspn-ed by the delightful odor of fried 
venison and of corn dodger as the baker lid 
was raised, Zeke became voluble on his 
exploit and omitted no detail, whereas be- 
fore he was extremely reticent, but finished 
sajdng apologetically that he "jest c'dn"t 
holp hittin' th' critter, fur hit tuck a bee line 
plum down th' trail 'n' was stretched out es 
straight es a ramrod, 'n' eny feller c'd a 
shot hit with his eyes shet." 

"Wall, thet mout be so on this particlar 
in-stance," returned old Jeems with a trifle 
of warmth, "but then might' nigh ev'rv 
deer hunter frum es fus es th' Sar-wood 
Flats hev hung a round thet Bald ev'r\- fall 
a lookin' fur thet buck, but he was slicker'n 
owel grease." 

All that morning Zeke walked between 
the handles of the "bull tongue" in the 
"new-ground" corn. Back and forth he 
plowed in a deep reverie. The strident 
locust broke the lazy silence, and the blun- 
dering jnney-bug "zooned" good naturedl}", 
but he knew nothing but Sukey Hearon. 
The haze lent a glamour to the distant Blue 
Ridge, but all he saw was a young, girlish 
face that plagued him, filled him with a 
longing that he felt could be satisfied with 
nothing less than the maiden herself. Never 
once did he stop for the generous rests with 
which he had formerly indulged himself 
and the old mare, and when he had thrown 
the soil to the last row of knee-high corn, 
and his trained eye sought the woodland 
clocks, it was but the hour of noon. 

Old Jason Hearon and Jeems Jernigan 
had been as brothers in their boyhood ; 
their courting was carried on at the same 
kolics, and when they settled down in mar- 
ried life but little over a mile separated 
their homes, and now passing into the long 
afternoon of life, this intinracy grew still 
stronger. Old Jeems smiled, reading be- 
tween the lines, when Zeke told him that he 
had finished plowing and believed he would 
take old Jason a piece of the buck. 

So he went, carrving a hickorv basket. 



while the afternoon shadows were flicker- 
ing- on the path that connectcil the twenty 
cleared acres of liis fatlier, that made him 
pass as "well fixed" to the similar posses- 
sions of his neighbor. While yet some dis- 
tance ofiF he heard the soimd of grinding at 
the little mill, and when he came np turned 
in. r.reat was his astonishment when he 
sav.- seated on the jilatform 1)y the hopper. 
not old Jason, bnt Sukey. 
"Howdy. Zeke. Come in." 
"I guess so. but, Lordy, what on yearth 
air pushin' your pappy so cs ter make hun 
gil a miller"'''" 

"Pappy hev been mightily sot about 
latelv. "n" needs to work en th" new 
ground." And she pointed out through the 
scptare \\indow. to where, across the creek, 
the light blue smoke curled lazily. 

"Sukev," he said, as he placed his basket 
on the floor and seated himself beside her, 
"1 shot th" ole buck las' night, up below the 
big laurel. He bed eight snags on bis 
1-jOj-ns — 'n' 1 fetched you-uns a chunk o' th 

"I'm obleeged ter ye: hit'U be tasty." 
Something'in Zeke's looks told her that 
his ostensible errand was but a secondary 
consideration, and that the real motive was 
an aft'air of the heart. All that morning, as 
she harl sat there, idly fingering the yellow 
meal, her thoughts had been of him, just 
as he had dreamed a daydream of her. and 
so her tantalizing nature was softened as 
he br(^ke the silence that had come between 

"Sukey, d' ye mind how long we-uns hev 
knowed each other."" 

"Whv ve shorely know as well es I do, 
as we've knowed each other ever sence v.-e- 
uns wus horned." 

"Yes, 'n' don't ve mind how we-uns allers 
plavcf'; t'gethcr, "n' bow we allers 'lowed 
es when we growed up we'd hev a caliin of 
our own, ui> vonder et th' ole gyarden 
spot ?" 

She paused, her cheeks flushed crimson, 
and though she tried hard to keep from 
betraving her feeling;s, he noticed the catch 
in her voice as she softly said, "Yes, Zeke." 

"Then how in the world c'd ye plague 
and pester me es ye hev fur so long-? \' e 
knowed ad th' time thet ye wus th' only gal 
en th' world L keered fur." 

"Hut \'e air s' jalus turned," and a spark 
of her old nature returned: "Yes, power- 
ful jalus." 

"Sukev." he said earnestly, "I know what 
ve mean : y're drivin' 't th' way I tuck on 
about v'r cvavryins on with thet Hud Todd, 
frum down yander in th' cove, 't th' A\'il- 
ktses' frolic: 'y knowed thet I c'dn't al^ide 
him 'n' y' knowed thet he ain't fittin' fur 
ve t' wipe y'r feet on, 'n' th' only reason 
ve cud a done hit war to make me feel bad. 
lie paused a moment: then before she 
could reply he went on. 

"Xow. Sukey, I kem here this evenin' 
t' git v'r word. I'm jest the man ye know 
plum thro', 'n' the man don't live in these 
mountings thet can sa)' how es I hev 
wronged him. T hev allers loved ye, 'n' I 
ax ye plain out: A\'ill ye be my wife?' " 

While he had been speaking she had 
turned her face toward his, and letting her 
grey eyes meet his trustfully, answered him 
steadily. "Yes, Zeke." 

She was sicting b}' the meal trough, and 
her hands had often sought it during the 
convLisation and were well dusted: and 
somehow (well, no one knows just how it 
happened) when in his joy he had seized 
her hands, then had given her the first 
kiss, there was plenty of the golden meal 
on both their faces. 

A step on ilie foot log roused them : old 
Jason was returning from his work. She 
laid lier hand on the s\\'cep. In a moment 
t'.ie water had ceased to fall on the wheel, 
and tlien the stones stopped their buzzing. 
"Le's walk up with ])appy," she sug- 
gested, and stringing her sunbonnet on her 
arm, was followed to the path l)y Zeke, who, 
after exchanging salutations with the old 
man, was obliged to relate again his ex- 
perience of the ])revious evening. The 
house was but a hundred }.'ards distant: in- 
side liie ]:)icket fence grew the yellowest 
marigolds, the gaudiest poppies, and of all 
flowers the most beautiful of all the moun- 



" Down yander In th' cove."— Page Ui. 

tains. They all g^rew luxuriant under 
Sukey's careful nurturing. 

Zeke made a feint of returning home, l)Ut 
^vas pressed to stav. As they gathered 
round tlie family board the father's olv 
servant eye caught the patches of meal, and 
jocose!}' remarked: 

"I don't 'low you-uns was a wrastlin" 
clown yander in the mill, war ve?" 

.A glance at Sukey and the voung man 
replied: "Xo, but we wus a doin' jes abmit 
what you did onct 'f _\e kin think back 

The old coujjle looked at each other from 
opposite sides of the table, and frowning 
down the men iment of the rest of the fani- 
ily, Jason said: "Zeke, ^•our pa])p\' 'n' me 
hev lived nigh onto sixty years like brot!'. - 
ers ; Ave hev never hed a short word, 'n' 
i-othin' c'd hev suited either one o' us bettm^ 
than what y've done." 

■'Twas sunset once more, and now we see 

Zeke with Sukey climbing the slope to the 
"main trail" to the "old gyarden spot." 

vSitting there on a log in the gloaming of 
their betrothal day, they Iniild once more 
the air castles of their childhood, which Avill 
lie superseded by the substantial log cabin 
and the marigolds and the poppies of the 
!o\-ers' dreams. Abe. 


The College lias received a letter from 
Join: C. Branner, Ph.D., vice president of 
Leland Stanford, Jr., University, authoriz- 
ing the purchase of a number of valuable 
v«(irks of reference for the Scientific Li- 
brar\ . This is not the first gift of Dr. 
llranner, for he gave, some years ago, a 
fund to establish the Loan Library of the 
text-lu^oks used in the Science Depart- 

He is a native of Jefterson County. East 
Tennessee, and was a student at }klar\-ville 



for two years ('68 and '69), and afterwards 
graduated from Cornell L^niversity. 

The Scientific Departments are in need 
cf just such staunch supporters as Dr. 
Branner. The combined liberality of a 
number of the friends of the College toward 
the equipment cf rhe scientific work would 
supply a great need. These departments 
are very seriously handicapped because of 
lack of apparatus and books, and it will be 
impossible to do any truly efiiicient work as 
long as these deficiencies remain. 


Yes, Christ the Lord is risen to-day, 
The grave has opened wide ; 

Oh, bear the message far away, 
O'er land and rolling tide. 

And angels two proclaim the word 

To women coming near — 
"In other places seek the Lord, 

He's risen, he is not here." 

His vict'ry doth in us inspire 
A hope renewed and strong, 

So fearing naught that's dark and dire 
We join in triumph song. 

No longer need we have a fear 
That death's cold, iron sway 

Or the dark tom,b shall hold us here, 
Beyond the Judgment Day. 

For Christ, with power all divine. 
Shall loose us from the tomb, 

Then we, as stars, fore'er shall shine 
In yonder heaven, our home. 

W. A. Campbell, '01. 


An opportunity was given to Hugh L. 
Matthews, a member of the Sophomore 
Class, to try the examinations in February 
at Washington for a second lieutenancy in 
the United States Marine Corps. In the 
very stringent examinations given by the 
Government ]Mr. Matthews passed with a 
grade of "jy, standing third in a class of 
twenty from different parts of the Union. 

His success was the more creditable from ~ 
the fact that he had only a short time to 
review his studies, as the first appointee 
from Knoxviile had failed to pass. 

I^ieutenant Matthews has received his 
connnission, and is now at the Brooklyn 
Xavy Yard. It may be of interest to our 
students to know the method of procedure 
of the Government in making such ap- 
pointments from civil life, so the following 
facts are given : 

When vacancies occur in the grade of 
second lieutenant in the L^nited States 
Army or Marine Corps, by promotion or 
otlierwise, the President may fill such va- 
cancies by appointm.ents from civil life. 

Candidates for commission are usually 
recommended by Congressmen or LTnited 
States Senators. 

An applicant for comnjission having 
been recommended by a Congressman or 
L'nited vStates Senator for appointment as 
second lieutenant in the Army or Marine 
Corps, is then authorized to appear before a 
Board of Examiners, to be examined as to 
his fitness and qualifications for the position 
of second lieutenant. 

The above-mentioned Board is com- 
posed of army officers in case the examina- 
tions are for entrance into the army ; of 
marine officers in case the examinations are 
lor entrance into the marines. 

There are two surgeons on the Board,, 
whose duty it is to examine the candidate 
physically, and if the candidate fails to 
come up to the standard in weight or meas- 
urement, or is in anj^ way physically defec- 
tive, he shall not be permitted to proceed 
further with the examination, unless by spe- 
cial permission of the Secretary of the 

The candidates passed by the surgeons 
as physically and mentally sound are next 
examined by the Board as to their profes- 
sional knowledge. 

The examinations embrace the following 

Reading, spelling, writing, dictation, 
copying, punctuation, paragraphing, letter 
forming, etc. 


1 1.5 

The candidate is questioned upon his 
knowledge of geography, to include the lo- 
cation of seaport:-., straits and gulfs in all 
]jarts of the world ; also, is required to make 
imaginar}' voyages, naming all islands and 
capes passed, bodies of water upon which 
he should have sailed, and directions. 

History of United States, including the 
accounts of early discoveries and settle- 
men_ts, leading battles of the different wars, 
and principal events of all the administra- 

General History, including accounts of 
the world's empires, decline of Rome, per- 
iod of supremacy of Charles the Great, and 
English Historv. 

Constitution, giving origin of Constitu- 
tion, superiority to articles of confedera- 
tion, quotation of clauses and sections, and 
defining of terms : also, giving method of 
passhig laws, impeachment, filling of vacan- 
cies, qualifications of office-holders, etc. 

English, to include analysis, parsing, 
composition, correction of errors, etc. 

Mathematics, to include arithmetic, alge- 
bra, geometry, trigonometr}-, surveying 
and logarithms. 

Three hours are given to each of the 
above-named subjects, with the exception 
of trigonometry, to which sujjject four 
hours are given ; also, additional time for 

The work must be done with pen and 
upon proper paper. 

The examinations continue from ten to 
twelve days usually. 

The candidates who make a general aver- 
age of 70 in the above examination, and 
who can. by letters of recommendation, es- 
tablish a moral character, are placed upon 
the "eligible list." 

From this list the President makes the 
appointment, the highest grade taking first 
rank, etc. 

When the appointment has been con- 
firmed by the Senate the commission is 
made out at the Bureau of Navigation, is 
sent to the President for his signature, is 
signed by the Secretary of the Navy or 
War Department, as the case may be, and 

is then ready to be delivered to the candi 

The candidate is sworn ni. leceives !iis 
connnission, and ihtn and there becomes 
subject tt) orders. 

'I'licro have been ((uiie a number of ajj- 
]H)intments from civil life to positions in th:- 
Marine Corps of late owing to an increase 
in the corps. 

The marines are subject to the orders of 
the Sccrctarv of the Navy, and really be- 
long to llie naval branch of the service. 

The duties of the marines are various 
and changing. 

In war the marines act either as artillery 
(jt infantry while landed, and while on ship 
serve as guardsmen or protectors to gun- 

The service of marines is equally divided 
between sea and land — three years at sea 
and throe years shore duty, etc. 

There will be no more appointments 
made from civil life at present; at any rate 
not until after the naval graduates from 
Annapolis come in, which will be next 

Quite a number of those who appear be- 
fore the Board for examination fail to 
make the required grade. 

Of one particular class of 26 only 8 re- 
ceived commissions, 7 of another class of 13 
received commissions, and the February 
class of 20 furnished 15 commissions: 
while some classes show a better percent- 
age than the above-mentioned cases and 
others, at the same time, show a greater 
jicrcentage of failures. 


In a College where music has become so 
prominent that it threatens to usurp the 
legitimate position of literature, it may not 
be out of place to offer a few reflections on 
the greatest of fine arts. 

AVhat is music? Webster says: "It is a 
succession of sounds so modulated as to 
please the ear." Let us look into this defi- 
nition a moment. 

The Chinaman has a music "pleasing to 
Ins ears," but to the Anglo-Saxon John's 



ir.usic is discord the most horrible. The 
village band discourses music pleasing to 
its country admirers, but a perfect bedlam 
to musical critics. A student with hands in 
his pockets strolls witli jaunty air across 
tlie campus, and happy in the loneliness of 
oblivion whistles "Sweet Maria." The 
\vhistling- is "a succession of sounds so 
modulated as to please his ear." But the 
following" morning he is reminded by the 
president of the college that this "succes- 
sion of sounds" was not pleasing to other 
cars : in fact, it was displeasing, and marks 
the student as the possessor of a vacant 
mind. Not a hundred years ago, in a cer- 
tain college, an eminent musical teacher 
was engaged to organize a glee club. Stu- 
dents presented themselves as capable of 
making a "pleasing succession of sounds." 
The "professor of music" tried their voices, 
and dismissed the musical aspirants with 
the calm assurance that they had mistaken 
their calling. 

And so we might multiplv examples 
showing the wide difference that exists in 
the minds of men as to Avhat is music and 
what is not. Every voice and every ear has 
its own peculiar relation, and interprets 
music as it arfects the mind. 

We have still to answer the question. 
What is music? Our investigation into 
^V' ebster's definition leads us to the conclu- 
sion that human beings at least give the 
name "music" to whatever finds its way 
through the ear and pleases the emotions. 
There are, then, three important factors to 
consider in music — the ear, the nerves, and 
the cjuality of sounds that reach them. 
AVhere there is a perfect relation between 
these three there we find music. 

Nature has a music all its own. Its mel- 
ody of the spheres, its clashing thunders 
and roaring Niagaras are but the statelier 
music of the babbling brooks that so sweet- 
ly sing to human hearts and lend a charm 
to the homes of the fairies. 

In the piscatory kingdom the voice of 
many waters mingles with the sportive plav 
oi the porpoise, the major note of the 

whale, :md the dulcet strains of the mer-- 

When we touch the animal world every 
class responds with its own peculiar music, 
and enjoys best of all the music of its own 
kind. The grunt of a pig to a pig is musi- 
cal : the song- of the nightingale is lost to 
the screech owl, the music of the skylark 
has no charms for the crow, and the croak 
of the frog, the bark of the dog, the cluck- 
cluck of the old hen, and the morning call 
of the rooster are often sounds lost to the 
creatures outside their own little world. 
But because the relation between the crea- 
ture and its sound is perfect, each for its 
own class makes music of the sweetest har- 

lUit to know something of music in its 
most diversified forms, its loftiest notes and 
i;.^ softest cadences, we must examine it in 
the Hght of human nature. And what a 
diversity of C'pinion exists among us as to 
what is music. If our definition of music 
liolds good, that music is perfect harmony 
between sound, hearing and nerves, we are 
forced to the conclusion that when a man 
sa}"s he can sing or play there is no ques- 
tioning his statement. His singing- or 
playing may be to our ears a succession of 
discordant notes, but if he calls it music, we 
must accept his illustration of it and calmly 
assure our nerves that his organ of hearing- 
is either primitive or defective. Of one 
thing we may be assured, his emotions are 
satisfactorily stirred to pleasure. Herein, 
by the ^vay, may be an explanation of mus- 
ical people in general. The musicians who 
caii play or sing will neither play nor sing 
because their knowledge of music is so 
much greater than their ability to express 
it ; while the musicians who can neither play 
nor sing will play or sing because their 
knowledge of music is so insignificant com- 
pared to the knowledge of themselves. 

Haweiss, in his "Music and Morals," has 
called music "the language of the emo- 
tions," and because it is the language of the 
emotions it is the common property of ev- 
ery living creature. The mother in the 
garret of the slum makes melody just as 



sweet to her babe as would be the songs of 
a Patti : the banjo is, to a negro, what a 
Cliickering piano is to Paderewski ; and the 
]\icTeer Peerless r>and is to a Maryvillian 
as the Sousa Band is to a Xew Yorker. 
And whether it be the tin whistle in sluni- 
dom or the pipe organ in swelldom, the 
song of the nightingale, or the rhythmic 
music of the poet, all alike are the language 
of emotion. 

And is not every outward expression of 
man's deepest feelings and loftiest thoughts 
the language of emotion ? The decaying 
monuments of Greece and Rome are to- 
day a visible evidence of what once existed 
first as an emotion that called for outward 
expression. Homer, Pythias, Raphael and 
Beethoven, whether in poetry, architecture, 
painting-, or music, have left us evidences of 
their deepest emotions. Carlyle has said 
that the divine Music of Wisdom has suc- 
ceeded in civilizing man. "Our highest 
Orpheus walked in Judea eighteen hundred 
years ago. His sphere-melody, flowing 
in wild native tones, took captive the rav 
ished souls of men ; and being of a truth 
sphere-melody, still flows and sounds, 
though now with thousandfold accompani- 
ments, and rich symphonies, through all 
our hearts; and modulates and divinely 
leads them." 

Man is but an instrument in the hands 
of the Creator ; but a beautiful instrument, 
capable of the subliniest music, and the 
measure of man's response to the touch of 
his Creator determines the character of his 
music, for — 

"We are but organs mute till a master 
touches the kevs. 
Verily vessels of earth into which God 
poureth the wine ; 
Harps are we, silent harps, that have hung 
in the willow trees. 
Dumb till our heart-strings swell and 
break with a pulse divine." 


V.y I'RdF. !l l-,l<.\l.\.\- .\. COI'K. 

(Tune, "Watch on the Rhine.") 
Three-score and ten full-freighted years 
Have passed, with all their hopes and fears. 
Since one \n ])atience toiling long. 
Laid these foundations, deep and strong. 

Chorus — 
Stand firm, ( ) walls, for truth and right : 
Stand firm, till dawns that clearer light. 
\\'hen knowledge, led by faith, shall rise 
To share the mysteries of the skies. 

With faith in God, and love to man. 
That master-builder shaped his plan; 
And other hands, in calm and storm. 
His structure wrought to fuller form. 


Our fathers' God, thy name we praise. 
For gracious care in former davs ; 
We pray that long these walls may stand. 
A heaven-sent blessing to our land. 


[This hvmn, not published hitherto, was 
written for the opening of the Fayerweath- 
er Annex to Anderson Hall, and sung l)y 
the College Choir on that occasion.] 

ISrutus — Hello, Caesar ! How manv eggs 
did you eat for breakfast tiiis morning? 
Caesar — Et tu, Brute. — Ex. 


The Lamar Library has recently received 
two larg'e donations of books. 

Through the in.strumentality of Prof 
Herman A. Goff two hundred of the books 
were secured from friends of the College in 
Philadelphia, while the remaining hundred 
was unexpectedly received from a generous 
alumnus. Dr. E. A. Elmore, of Chatta- 
nooga. It is almost needless to say that 
these gifts are appreciated, and after the 
books are catalogued the students will en- 
jov them. The titles 01 some of the more 
important volumes are given below: 

History of the Romans. 7 vols.. ]\Ieri- 
vale ; Life .of Napoleon, 3 vols., Hazlitt ; 
The Earth, Elise Reclus : Flistory of Civili- 
zation, 4 vols., Guizot : The Church in 
Scotland, ^Loffat ; .Study of Language, 



Whitney; Manual of Historical Literature, 
Adams ; History of the Presbyterian 
Church, 2 vols., Gillett ; History of the 
Arabs in Spain, 3 vols., Conde ; A Shake- 
spearian Grammar, Abbott; Lives of the 
Leaders of Our Church; Christian Ethics 
2 vols., Wuttke : History of Inventions, 2 
vols., Beckmann; Old Tabernacle Theolo- 
gy, ]Moore ; The Best Reading, Perkins ; 
Sketches of Creation, Winchell ; Popular 
Lectures on Theological Themes, Hodge ; 
Chips from a German Workshop, 2 vols , 
]\luller; Pastor's Sketches, 2 vols., Spencer; 
Alan and Xature, Alarsh ; The Log Col- 
lege, Alexander ; Principles of Political 
Economy, Alill ; The Atonement, Hodge ; 
Prose Writers of Germany, Hedge; Eng- 
lish History in the XIV. Century, Pearson; 
Church Government, AIcGill; X^ineveh and 
it? Palaces ; Bonomi ; The Ride Through 
Palestine, Dullas ; The Ancient Egyptians, 
2 vols., Wilkinson; Old Red Sandstone, 
Miller; Across the Desert, Campbell; Anglo 
Saxon Reader, Sweet. 

It is a good plan to develop a faculty for 
work, but to be shy about working the fac- 
ulty.— Ex. 


P>iday, April 20, Professor Barnes and 
his two classes in pedagogy visited the 
Knoxville City Schools. Professors Hor- 
ace Ellis and Amanda L. Andrews, Mrs. 
Sanford and County Superintendent J. F. 
Iddins joined the company and spent most 
of the day also visiting schools. The 
classes were divided into three sections — 
Misses Alary Gamble, Flora McGinley, 
Emma Hill, Mallie Gamble, Rilla Kagley, 
Carrie McClung, Katherine Xiccum, and 
Maude \A''allace visited the X'orth Knox- 
ville Schools ; Superintendent J. F. Iddins, 
Ernest Gallion, Charles Coulter, A. L. God- 
dard, T. F. Campbell, Fred. H. Hope, R. C. 
Manley, Perry Aloore. and W. D. Gififin 
spent the day in the Hampden-Sydney and 
Sevier Schools ; Professors Ellis, Andrews. 
Barnes, Mrs. Sanford, Charles Dunn, J. W. 
Oliver, Dexter Lequire, Alisses Grace 

Letherwood, Lulu AlcGinley, Adda Mur- 
phy and I^izzie Walker visited the Girls' 
High School, Hampden-Sydney, Sevier 
and Aloses Schools. All report that they 
were greatly benefited by their visit, and 
that they saw good work and modern 
methods in all the schools mentioned 
abos'C. Professor Barnes says that the 
work that is being done in the upper grades 
of the High School is excellent. Superin- 
tendent AlcCallie and his assistants used 
every efilort to make the day pleasant and 
profitable to the whole party. The class 
wish to express their gratitude to Superin- 
tendent Hood, of the K. & A. R. R. for his 
kindness and favor granted to them on that 


The Athletic Association is making prep- 
arations for field day, which will be held on 
Friday, May 18. All the students should 
take an interest in this day, either by par- 
ticipation or by giving encouragement to 
the Athletic Association, whose officers 

President — William Bartlett. 

A^ice President — George Duncan. 

Secretary — Ira AIcTeer. 

Treasurer — Reuben Larson. 

The list of events for the day includes, 
besides the following, some novel features: 

Throv.ang base ball. 

Hundred-yard dash. 

Two hundred and twenty-yard dash. 

Standing broad jump. 

Standing high jump. 

Standing hop, step and jump. 

High kick. 

Forty-yard dash. 

Alile run. 

Pole vaul tins'. 

Student — Why is my paper always 
damp ? 

Joe Broady — Because there is so much 
due on it. 





This church, inthnately connected with 
IvJaryville College, has much of historic in- 
terest in its record. From the best acces- 
sible information, it was organized in 17S6, 
along with the first settlement of this sec- 
tion of East Tennessee, being that portion 
south of the French Broad and Holston 
Pvivers. Rev. Gideon Blackburn, D.D , 
v/as the first pastor, and this was his first 
charge, he being ordained as pastor of thi^ 
church and Eusebia jointly in 1792. ITe 
served until 1810, when he resigned to take 
up work among the Indians as a mission- 
ary. Rev. Isaac Anderson, D.D., the 
founder of Maryville College, was ordained 
pastor in 1812, and served until 1856. Rev. 
Fielding Pope was the next pastor, serving 
■ from 1857 until 1865. Then the church 
was supplied as foHows: Rev. P. M. Bart- 
Ictt, 1865-6; Rev. Mr. Shoop, 1866-7; Rev. 
Alexander Bartlett, 1868 to 1876; Rev. Mil- 
ton A. Mathes. 1876-7; Rev. Charles A. 

Tedford, 1878-9; Rev. Donald McDonald, 
D.D.. 1880-88; Rev. James Bassett, 1880. 
Rev. Frank E. IMoore was pastor from 1890 
to 1899. Rev. George D. AlcCulloch. 
D.D., came in 1899, and is now in charge, 
rhe first building was a primitive log 
structure. The second was a large stone 
buikhng, and the older people still regret 
that it v\as ever su]3erseded by any other. 
The third was a brick, erected in 1856. but 
never entirely finished. It is shown in the 
lower corner of the picture. The present 
building was completed in 1892, at a cost of 
$14,000, and is a commodious and well-ar- 
ranred edifice. 

The new catalogue will be out in a few 
days. The total enrollnient for the year is 
402 students, a gain of 22 over last year. 
The curriculum has been revised, and the 
recitation periods will be lengthened from 
forty-five to sixty minutes each. The sec- 
ond term will be divided into two parts to 
facilitate chan2:es in studies. 


MaryviUe College Monthly. 

Vol. II. 

APRIL. 1900. 


ELMER B. WALLER, Editor-in-Chief, 



Athenian. Alpha Sigma. 


Bainonian. Theta Epsilos. 



Business Manageks. 

The Monthly is published during the ColleRe year 
Contributions and items from graduates, students 
nd others slndly received. 
Niihscrijilidii jiricc, :.', cenix a year. 
Address all communications to 

Makyville College Monthly, 

Maryvllle, Tenn. 

Entered at MaryviUe. Teuii., as Second-Class Mail Matter. 

College Directory. 

Y. M. r. A. niPets Sunday at 1:15 P. M , inY, M. C. A 
parlor. Bartlett Hall. Pres., W. D. Hammontree; 
Sec, I. W. .Jones. 

V. W. «'. A. meets Sunday at 2:00 P. M. Pres., Ethel 
-Miniiis. Sec Ora Rankin. 

t'olleg-e Praj-er M«ellii<>' meets Tuesday at iJ:ao 
V. W.. 

S. V. B. F. M. meets Wednesday at:^:"."iP. M. Lead- 
er, Fred L. Webb. 

Alliciiinii s„ci«'l.y— Senior Section meets Friday at 
7:ii()P. M. Pres.. Robert B. Elmore; Sec. E. H. 
Atkinson. .Junior Section meets Saturday, at 
T:Onp M. J'res., .James Dunn., Sec , W. E. ]je\vis. 

Alpha Sis:iiia Soolet.v— Senior Section meets Friday, 
at 7:iKip. M. Pres., L. B. Bewley. Sec, W. A, 
('ampbell. .Junior Section meets Saturday at 7:0il 
p. M. Pres.. F. K. Langhead ; Sec, A. W. Mays. 

Baiiioniaii Society meets Fridav at r:Ui)P. M. Pres., 
VAnh Xi'wman: Sec, Carrie Arstingstall. 

Koarcl of Direotor.s of Collvg'e meets May 80, UIOO. 

Coinmeiireiiieiit Thursday, May ;JI, 19(10. 

The Aliiiniii Association mee's Mav, :jl, liioo. Pres., 
.J. M. Goddard, Sec, Prof. S. T. Wilson. 

Executive Oomiiiiltee of Board of Directors 
meets th" shcouiI Tuesday of each month either 
at MaryviUe or Knoxville Themembers are Mai. 
Ben Cunningham, and Maj. Will A. McTeer of 
MaryviUe; Col .lolin B. Minnis. and Dr. E. A 
Elmore, of Ivnoxville, and A. R. McBath, of Flen- 


Uev. Frank E. ^^loore is preaching at 
Loiii.s\'ille, Kv. 

Airs. S. W. Boardman attended the Ecu- 
menical Conference of Foreign Missions in 
Xew Vork Citv. 

The medal offered by the .\l])ha Sigma 
Society for oratory has been awarded bv the 
Society to H. C. Rimmer. 

Rev. James H. Cooper has sent a second 
contribution of $50 to purchase books for 
t!:e George Glenn Cooper alcove in the Li- 

Professor Newman preached recently in 
the b^ourth Presbyterian Church at Knox- 

An instructive lecture on the persecuted 
Stundists of Russia was given in town by 
Rev. Dr. Xeeve, of Australia. 

The Sophomore Class has elected Aliss 
Helen Ervin president and Mr. H. T. Ham- 
ilton was made secretarv and treasurer. 

A number of students attended the com- 
mencement exercises of Porter Academv 
and the principal address was delivered liy 
Prof. Frank \\. Gill. 

The Alaryville College Club of Japan has 
recently sent a dozen valuable books for the 
Lamar Library. It is very ]5leasant to 
have friends and graduates in that distant 
country contributing to the College in this 

Air. Clement Wilson and Joseph Broadv 
v\ill go to Winona Assembly, Ind., this 
summer and take charge of the Boarding 
Club. Last year the Club, under the man- 
agement of Mr. Wilson, cleared five hun- 
dred dollars for the Association. 

A letter from Professor GofT announces 
the important fact that a good friend of the 
College, Mr. John W. Hallenback, has sub- 
scribed $500 for the Library Endowment 
Fund. This makes about $1,750 already 
secured, and marks another forward step 
in the history of the College. 

Dr. Boardman and Professors W^ilson 
and Newman attended the meeting of 
L nion Presbytery at Xew Market. Pro- 
fessor Wilson was elected moderator and 
Rev. John CresweJl, '87, was appointed 
commissioner 10 the General Assembly. 
Arrangements were made to install Dr. 
McCulloch as pastor of X'ew Providence 
Church at Marvville. 

The rendering of "David Copperfield," 
by Professor Livingston Barbour, of Rut- 
gers College, X'ew Brunswick, N. J., in 



Colunil.iian Hall, under the auspices of the 
Tuesday Club, was worthy of the larg-c 
and responsive audience. 

Professor P)arl:)Our imi)ersonated thirteen 
characters in this masterpiece of Charles 
Dickens in sucii a way as to give a very 
good idea of the story. 

His delineations of Uriah Heep, Daniel 
Pegolty and W'ilkins ]\licawber were re- 
n:arkahi!y effective in showing his j)ower of 

The Freshman Class has elected the fol- 
lowing officers: 

President — E. J. Kitchen. 

A'ice President — Miss Xancy Gardner. 

Secretary — E. L. Gran. 

Treasurer — E. C. Alexander. 

Their }ell is: Whoop-la-rah ! V\dioop-la- 
ree ! Walk up! Chalk up! Freshmen we! 
Freslimen ! Freshmen! 1903. 

A pen-and-ink sketch of the old College 
building as it stood where the Presbyterian 
Church now stands has been presented to 
the Library by Mrs. R. A. Tedford. The 
sketch was made in 1849 '^)' John E. Pat- 
ton, a student of .Maryville from '49-'52, 
find an uncle of Mrs. Tedford. The build- 
irg was three stories high and i lo feet long. 


Instead of the usual Senior Class concert, 
E-x-Govcrnor Robert Taylor has been se- 
cured to give one of his famous lectures on 
Wednesday night, Mav 30. 

The class of 1900 is composed of eleven 
members — three young ladies and eight 
young men. Their names and addresses 
are : 

Ethel I'iiddle >dinnis, .\ew Market; Hen- 
rietta Mills Lord, Alaryville : Edith L. 
-Vewman, Pierlmont ; Clay Cunningham, 
Maryville; Robert llartlett Elmore, Chatta- 
nooga ; Edwin Link Ellis, Maryville ; Thos. 
H. McConnell. Wilmington, ().; Louis 
Pilanze, ]\faryvil!e ; William H. Humphrey, 
Rheatown ; V^'illian, Thomas Ramsey. 
Manchester, ( )., and Plarvey Cawood Rim- 
nier. Dandridgc. 

May 23 — Examinations begin, Wednes- 

May ij — Baccalaureate sermon. Sabbath. 
Mav 27— Address !)efore the V. M. C. A. 
and V. W. C. A., Sabbath. 

Ma> 28 — Address before the .Kdelphir 
L iiion, M(<nda\'. 

Ala}- 29 — .Annual exhibition of the .Adel- 
phic Lnion, Tuesday.. 

May 29 — Class day exercises, Tuesday. 

Ma\- 30 — .\nnual meeting of the Direct- 
(»ri,, 9 A.Al., Wednesday. 

May 30 — The Senior Class concert, Wed- 

Ma\- 31 — C(Munieneement, Thursday. 
May 31 — .Annual meeting of the alumni. 

ALa>' 31 — Social reunion, Thursday. 

The annual entertainment of the Theta 
Eixsilon Literary Society of Afaryville CoL 
kge was given in the Chapel, Fridav. 
March i^. \ large attendance enjoverl 
the excellent program. 


President — Cora McCulloch. 

\'ice President — Mallie Gamble. 

Secretar}- — Mayme Alalcom. 

Treasurer — .\nnie Alagill. 

Usher.s — Afayme Alalcom, AJae Riseden. 
Ella Hybarger. 

Presiding Officer— Airs. Dr. AR-Culloch. 

(juarlet— APuule Vates, Cora AIcCul- 
loch, Annie Alagill, lUanche Weisgarber. 

Duet Afr.= . Martlett. .Annie ALag;i! 

Essay — .American A\'it and Humor 

Eva Alexander 

Recitation — Cinu'tiu-' .... .Kate Rippetoe 

Alusic Theta Epsilon Quartet 

Essay — Pathos Alabel Goddard 

Recitation---Fall of Pemherton AlilL... 

Alaude Yates 

A'iolin Solo Grace Carnahan 

Recitation — Bessie's Dream 

Lizzie \\'illiams 

A'ocal Solo Annie Alas'ill 



Essay- — English Wit and Humor 

Emma Caldwell 

Recitation — I'.rcakin' I'p a Settin' Hen. . 

]Mallie Gamble 

Alnsic Theta Epsilon Quartet 


T. H. .McCunnell preached at Lnion 
Grove on Easter. 

During the past month W. T. Ramsey 
has filled the pulpits at Tabor and Centen- 

H. C. Rimmer has volunteered to grow 
the class mustache, and promises to have 
one v^hicb. will be an attractive feature on 
class day. 

We are glad to announce that Ex-Gov- 
cinor Robert L. Taylor has consented to 
deliver one of his famous lectures on Mav 
30. The members of the class consider 
tiiemselves very fortunate in being able to 
present this popular orator to a ^Nlaryville 

The Senior and Sophomore Classes have 
effected a joint organization and elected the 
following officers: 

President — E. L. Ellis, '00. 

Secretary and Treasurer — Helen Ervin. 


The yell of the joint organization is the 
same one which has startled the peaceable 
citizens of INlaryville for the past four years: 
Boom-a-lack-a ! Room-a-lack-a ! Bow! 
Wow ! Wow ! !Ching-a-lack-a ! Ching-a- 
iack-a ! Chow ! Chow ! Chow ! Boom-a- 
iack-a! Ching-a-lack-a ! How! How! How! 
Sophouiore-Senior ! Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! 

On ^Nlarc'i 29 the class tree was planted 
in the quadrangle just across Dodge Ave- 
nue, from Anderson Hall. Two of our 
r.umber are from the Buckeye State, so at 
their request the class chose the buckeye 
tree. Beneath the roots of the tree was 
Ijuried a sealed bottle, containing the class 
roll, veil, colors, and motto. 

The most interesting game of the present 
base ball season was played on April 6 by 
a team composed of members of the Senior 

and Sophomore Classes against the Eresh- 
men. Neither team had practiced together, 
but most of tlie Freshmen had been playing 
daily witli the College team, giving them 
decidedly the advantage. The game was 
a succession of brilliant plays, interspersed 
at frequent intervals with amusing and 
costly errors. A, large crowd was present 
to witness the contest, and tin horns, class 
colors, banners and yells were much in 
evidence. The score was 33 to 19, in favor 
of the P^reshmen. Other games are being- 
arranged for, and we hope at an early date 
to win back the record we have held for the 
past three years. The line-up of the team 
was as follows: 

Senior-Sophomore. Freshmen. 

Elmore c Foster 

Disnev p Duncan 

McConnell i b Jones 

McCuUoch 2 b Dunn 

Cunningham 3 b Holtsinger 

Hamilton s s Atkinson 

Caldwell !. f Brown 

Rimmer c. f Simerlv 

Ramsey r. f Grau 

L'mpires — Prof. Walker, W. C. Henry. 


]\lr. \A'. A. C. Campbell is "sporting" a 
new wheel. 

Air. Bartlett was captain of the base ball 
team which played in Selma, Ala., and 
Rome, Ga., for one week. 

Two of our classmates, jNIr. Hammon- 
tree and AJiss Andrews, are participants in 
the Adelphic L'nion entertainment. 

The mumps has had two of our class as 
its victims, Mr. Plenry and JNIr. Franklin. 
The latter will not be in College the re- 
mainder of this term, but expects to be back 
nexi year. 

All the class with the exception of Mr. 
Campbell expect to be back next year. Mr. 
Campbell will take a collegiate and semi- 
nary course at Centre College and Danville 
Seminary, Ky. 

The Astronomy Class has twelve mem- 
licrs. There are over twentv in the Eng- 



lish Literature Class. The German Class 
lately completed "William Tell," and arc 
now reading "Hermann and Dorothea." 

iMiss Andrews delightfully entertained 
the class at her home on Tuesday, April 3. 
Although the night was stormy, nearly all 
the class attended. The evening was spent 
in games, etc., the most interesting being 
the Jiuiior Art contest, won by Miss God- 
dard, with honorable mention of Miss An- 
drews and Mr. A'orth. Besides the mem- 
bers of the class, those present were; 

Messrs. Caldwell and Stevenson, Misses 
Goddard., .\tkinson, Erwin, Thomas, Gardi- 
ner and h'llen .vndrews. 

1'he Geology Class is reviewing, having 
iinislied the 650 pages of Le Conte's Geol- 
ogy, which, according to the unanimous de- 
cision of all the class, has given them a 
complete knowledge of Palaeontology, y\'m- 
eralogy, Anthropology, Botany, Zoologv, 
Ichthyology, Physics, Chemistry and Evo- 
lution, and has caused them to modifv their 


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medium and fancy peeled Peaches, standard, medium and fancy unpeeled 
Peaches, black and silver Prunes Apricots, Pears and Plums, and many other 
articles in tlie dried fruit line. 

It's our desire to offer the best qualiy at lowest price consistent with 
fair dealing. Jisi Anderson Company, Knoxville, Tenn. 

George & Tedford, 




The Photographer, 

West Main Street, 

Thos. N. Brown. J. W. Culton 


Attorneys at Law 



A. B. McTeer. 

A. Mc. Gamble. 


Physicians and Surgeons, 



Dental Surgeon 

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I!EV. S. W. BOARUMAiS^, D. D., LL. D., 

I'lvsiiU'iil and Protes^sor ot Mental anrt Monil Scicucc aiKl 
of Didactic Theology. 


I'rofes^or of the English Language and Literature 

and of the Spanish Language. 

A. M. 



Professor of ALithematics. 
Professor, Kegistrar and Librarian. 

Professor of the Greek Language and Literature. 

II. C. BIDDLE, Ph. D., 

Professor Klect of Natural Science. 

REV. .TOHX (;. NEWMAN, A. M., 

Professor of the Latin Language and Literature. 


Principal of the Preparatory Department, and Protes 
sor of the Science and Art of Teaching. 


Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 

The College offers four (Jotirses of Study — the 
Cr.AssicAL, the Philosophical, the Scientific 
and the Teaciikk's. The curriculum embrace 
the various branches of Science, Language, Lit- 
erature, History and Philosophy usually embraces 
in such Courses in the leading colleges in the 
countrj . It has been greatly broadened for the 
current year. .Vdditional instructors have been 


The location is very healthful. The com- 
munity is noted for its high morality. Seven 
churches. No saloons in Blount county. Six 
large college buildings, besides the President's 
house and two other residences. The halls heat- 
ed by bteam. A system of waterworks. fJampus 
of 2.50 aci-es. The college under the care of the 
Q>^«.Tr>r> OF TENNESSEE. FuU corps of instructors. 
Careful su])ervision. Study of the sacred Scrip- 
tures. Fo iierary societies. Rlietorical drill. 
The Lamar library of more than lO.OOO volumes. 
Text-book loar ibraries. 

Instnictor in the Ancien Languages. 


Insti-uctor in the Natural Sciences. 

lustructor in the Preparatory Department 

Instructor in the Preparatory Department. 


Instructor on the Piano and Organ, 

Instructor in Modern Languages. 

Instructor in Elocution. 





Jlanager of the Co-operative Boarding Club. 


Assistant Manager of ihe Co-operative Boarding Chib. 


Competent and experienced instructors give 
their entire time to this department, while a 
number of the Professors of the College depart- 
ment give a portion of tlieir time to it. There 
are here also four i-ourses of study. 


The endowment reduces the expenses to ab- 
surdly low figures. The tuition is only $6.00 per 
term or $12.00 per year. Room rent in Baldwin 
Ha (for young ladies) and Memorial Hall (for 
young men) is only $3.00 per term, or $6.00 per 
yeai . Heat bill, $3.00 per term. Electric lights, 
20 cents per month. Instrumental music at low 
rates. Boakd at Co-operative Boarding 
Club only about $1.20 Per Week. Young la- 
dies may reduce even this cost by work in the 
chib. In private families board is from $2.00 to 
}i2..o0. Other expenses are correspondingl.y low. 

Total expenses, $75.00 to $125.00 per year. 

The next term opens .January, 3, 1900. 

For Catalogues, Circulars, or other information, address 

THE REGISTER, Maryville, Tknn. 

*Absent on leave in the interest of the Library. 

Maryville College Monthly. 

Volume II. 


Number 8. 




(S e rase li8 


Delivered May 27, J 900, by President Boardman. 

I Thess. V. 21: "Prove all things; hold 
fast tliat which is good." 

The text suggests the theme: Christian- 
ity at once the most progressive and the 
most conservative force in human history. 

T. Some things are self-evident and above 
proof, though they may be illustrated and 
enforced by argument. Such are exist- 
ence, personal identity, free will, God, re- 
sponsibility, the eternal world. To pretend 
to prove these things by others more clear, 
as if they were not already known, is to 
afifront human reason. Human reason is 
so constituted of God as to know these 
things, Vvithout previous steps of argument, 
as original, independent, necessary and uni- 
versal truth. When Kant declared them to 
be the categorical imperatives of the Prac- 
tical Reason he only recognized a funda 
mmtal fact. 

2. Most of the facts of our knowledge in 
dailv lite, although not self-evident, are so 
clearly known and so well established that 
they need no further scrutiny or revision. 
The truths of mathematics are of this order. 
They are readily traced back to self-evident 
propositions, and command instant and 
constant conviction. The universallv ac- 
cepted facts of geography and of the Coper- 
nican system of astronomy do not admit 
of serious or protracted question. The evi- 
dence IS such as to render them certain to 
every reasonable mind. So is it with the 
great doctrines of the Christian religion: 
tlie inspiration of the Bible; the deity of 
Christ and of the Holy Spirit ; the atone- 
ment, regeneration, future rewards and 
pui.'ishment. These are not self-evident, 
but they have b?en established upon suf- 
ficient evidence. They are always open to 
examination, but are so confirmed as to 
leave no ground for doubt. 



5. The text furnishes however the law of 
all human progress. "Prove all things, 
hold fast that which is good." All human 
opinions, theories, hypotheses, must be sub- 
jected to whatever of trial, examination, 
proot, is necessary to give full assurance 
that they are true. The customs^ habits and 
prejudices of society are to be tested, and, 
if wrong, corrected. Even constitutions 
and creeds must always be subject to 
amendment and revision. Biit as the 
Declaration of Independence admits, gov- 
ernments long established should not be 
changed for light and transient causes ; 
much less should religious creeds. Still God 
holds every living generation responsible to 
think for itself. It must be able to render 
a reason for all it? beliefs and conduct. Thus 
science and philosophy make constant im- 
provement. There is substantial advance- 
ment with the succession of the ages. 

4. True progress and true conservatism 
interact, each for the promotion of the 
other Without proof, trial, search, there is 
nothing to hold ; without due conservatism 
of past acquisitions, there is no stable 
ground for further progress. Prove all that 
you can hold, and hold that which is good. 
You may have something further to prove. 

Mind was made for truth ; and truth is 
eternal. Knowledge implies reality, and 
hivolves certainty. All truth is open to ex- 
amination, but this does not affect its stabil- 
ity. New treatises on mathematics are con- 
stantly issued, but this fact does not modify 
in the least the certainty and permanence of 
mathematical truth. So, of all the sciences, 
geography, astronomy, chemistry, physics, 
economics, psychology, ethics, theology, 
all truth, like Christ, who is The Truth, is 
the same yesterday, to-day, and forever. 
P'orms of statement may be changed and 
improved, but not the truth itself. Love of 
truth is the ground of both progress and of 
conservatism. It is because we value truth 
that we diligently seek for it, and, when 
found, we hold it fast, because it is good. 

5. The various systems of modern science 
and philosophy, positivism, rationalism and 

evolution, must stand the test of trial, and 
onlv so m.uch as bears the scrutiny of proof 
can be held fast. Christianity requires us 
to be positive, to be rational, and, as such, 
to include all the facts, and exercise all the 
faculties which are given to us. Neither 
mind, nor matter, the higher or the lower 
elements of knowledge are to be excluded. 
Christianity shrinks from no fair investiga- 
tion, but everywhere commands it. It con- 
demns those who, having eyes, see not, and 
having ears, hear not. It welcomes and 
treasures up every new discovery which 
science makes. It impels science and phil- 
osophy onward, making progress not only 
a privilege, but a duty. It is imperative, 
and will yet accelerate the progress of 
knowledge far beyond any other force in the 
history of the world. No theist doubts 
that God could have first created a single 
atom, molecule, or germ ; and then from 
that, all stars and nebulae — angels and arch- 
angels, as well as earth and man — accord- 
ing to any of the numerous, varying the- 
ories of elevation, if he had seen fit; but no 
wise man accepts these hypotheses until 
some sufificient reason is presented, some 
adequate facts are adduced. 

6. The text solves the question in regard 
to the revision of religious creeds. They 
are to be revised whenever, on the whole, 
they can be really iniproved. We are to 
prove all things, and equally to hold fast 
that which is good. 

The Westminster standards are the result 
of sixteen hundred years of trial, search, 
scrutiny, proof. That they are the ultimate 
and perfect statement of religious truth no 
one assnnies. Most people think that at 
least a few expressions may be improved; 
some believe that large revision is desirable. 
The future will certainly act, as it ought, on 
its own judgment, and not be tied up by 
what the Westminster divines, or this gen- 
eration, or any one generation, affirms. Our 
Confession itself declares that "All decrees 
of councils, opinions of ancient writers, doc- 
trines of men and private spirits, are to be 
examined ; that all synods may err, through 



the frailty inseparable from humanity." 
They consider that God alone is Lord of 
the conscience, and that rights of private 
judgment in all matters that respect religion 
are universal and unalienable. Yet the fun- 
damental principles of the Westminster and 
of the Reformed creeds generally are as 
firmly established as the Copernican sys- 
tem or the demonstrations of geometry, and 
should be held fast with as much tenacity. 
Induction has its place, but let it keep its. 
Biblical criticism is a duty, but let it not 
transcend its sphere. 

The closing address to the graduates no- 
ticed the fact that they were the first class 
to bear the date 1900, and that all the suc- 
ceeding classes for a hundred years would 
be enumerated from their date of gradua- 
tion. Although proving and holding fast, 
progress and conservatism belong chiefly 
to the intellect and to the fields of knowd- 
edge. There is something higher: Holy 
love unifies earth and heaven. 

Your life in Maryville College has known 
something of its blessings. May it shine 
upon you more and more to the perfect day. 
May there be shed abroad in every heart 
through life the peace of God which passeth 
all understanding. 


It was my privilege as a visitor to attend 
the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church, recently in session in St. Louis. In 
many respects it was a remarkable Assem- 
bly. The Commissioners were composed 
not of great intellectual giants for the most 
part, though there were some of the great- 
est men in the Church among them, but of 
the average brain and brawn of the Church. 
They were not men to be stampeded into 
hasty action, or to be greatly moved by im- 
passioned declamation. It was a judicious 
body, to which the best interests of the 
Church could well l)e committed without 
any fear whatever as to what the result 
would be. 

The temper of the Assembly was most 
ircnic. The peace and prosperity of the 

Church was the thing studied by all. No 
derisive word met with any favor; no 
litigious measure received any countenance. 
The Moderator accurately reflected the 
temper of the Assembly when he said, in 
oiie of his happy speeches : "Whoever seeks 
to stir up division in the Church for the 
next five years will be forever swept into 
oblivion." That is a happy omen for the 
future of our beloved Church. 

The Commissioneis from the Synod of 
Tennessee were an excellent body of men, 
and found fitting recognition on some of 
the most importar;t committees of the As- 
sembly. Besides the Tennessee delegation, 
there were a good many other Commission- 
ers from other parts of the cotmtry who still 
love to claim Tennessee as the place of their 

Under a happy inspiration, some one 
conceived the idea of a Tennessee banquet, 
ana Rev. W. R. King, of St. Louis, and 
Rev. W. C. Broady, of Indiana, were ap- 
pointed to arrange the matter. Accord- 
inglv, on Tuesday evening we all met at the 
St. Nicholas Hotel and enjoyed a feast of 
fat things, spiced with wit and enlivened 
with hearty laughter. 

There were eighteen or twenty of us 
present- Four from Missouri, three from 
Illinois, three from Indiana, one from Cali- 
fornia, one from Indian Territory, one from 
Kansas, one from Alabama, and the w^hole 
Tennessee delegation. Mr. King, of St. 
Louis, presided as toastmaster, and intro- 
duced the speakers of the evening in a very 
felicitous manner. Mr. John S. Eakin re- 
sponded to the first toast, "Tennesseeans at 
Home," and paid a beautiful tribute to Ten- 
nessee life and character, which met with a 
hearty response from every one present. 
Mr. Robert A. Bartlett. of Indiana, re- 
sponded to the toast, "Tennessee in the 
North," and made a very genial speech, 
m which he pointed out the influence of 
Tennessee men in the various vocations of 
life in the North. Mr. W. C. Broady, of 
Indiana, spoke of "Tennessee in the East"; 
Dr. Hugh K. Walker, of California, of 
"Tennessee in the West"; Dr. John W. 



Wiilougliby, of Alabama, of "Tennessee in 
the South" ; Dr. James E. Rodgers, of IIH- 
nois, of "Tennessee Around the World," 
and Judge Southern, of Missouri, spoke of 
"Old-time Tennessee." 

There were a goodly number of Maryville 
College men at the banquet— Eakin and 
Creswell, of Tennessee; Bartlett and 
Broady, of Indiana; Rogers, Gofif and Ir- 
win, of Illinois ; Henry, of Missouri ; Brown, 
of Kansas, and McGinley, of Indian Ter- 

Here is to the Presbyterian Church in 
East Tennessee. May her influence for 
good never grow less in the beloved State 
of our nativitv. S. E. Henry. '88. 


Dr. John S. Craig a few years ago wrote: 
"Let Maryville College remain the poor 
man's college." Maryville is the "poor 
man's college" for three reasons: 

First, its tuition is only $12 per year. 
Compare this with $60 at Marietta College, 
$100 at Lafayette, or $150 at Princeton. 
Last year Maryville enrolled 402 students, 
with an average attendance for the whole 
year of about 325. This number of stu- 
dents at Marietta would have paid for tui- 
tion $19,500, at Lafayette $32,500, or at 
Princeton $48,750, while at Maryville this 
number paid last year, as may be seen by 
the Treasurers report in this issue, only 
$2,742.50 ! 

Secondly, the other necessary expenses 
besides tuition are kept very low at Mary- 
ville. The Co-operative Club, with its 150 
members, furnished good board last vear 
at $1.25 per week. The Loan Library, with 
lis $1,500 worth of text books, supplies the 
students with the necessary classroom 
books at a small rental. There are no inci- 
dental fees, so that with simplicity of living, 
the catalogue does not underestimate the 
cost when it states that the total necessarv 
expenses for a student is from $80 to $125 
per vear. 

Thirdly, the remaining reason why Mary- 
ville is .sometimes called "the poor man's 

college" is that from its very inception it 
has sought to aid deserving students. 

Soon after the institution was founded, in 
18 19, such men as Rev. Mr. Beecher, father 
of Dr. WiUis Beecher, of Auburn Semi- 
nary; Rev. Gideon S. White and Rev. Dr. 
Sawtell, came to Maryville College from 
distant States because they heard that here 
was a place where students might work their 
way through college. 

At the present day in every possible way 
efforts are made to help worthy students. 
The Co-operative Boarding Club credits 
each year about $Soo to students — chiefly to 
young ladies--for work rendered. The 
sweeping and miscellaneous work is appor- 
tioned to the young men, but still the cry 
for work comes from those who need a little 
help to supplement their insufificient means. 

In order to assist such students the 
students' or self-help fund was started seven 
vears ago. Small monthly grants were 
made from this fund by the faculty, and 
these grants were worked out by the stu- 
dents receiving them upon the campus, un- 
der the direction of one of the college of- 
ficials, at the rate of yVi cents per hour. 
This fund was secured by donations for the 
purpose from friends of the college at home 
and abroad. The total number of students 
aided during the seven years has been 222. 
Other statistics are: 











$9 74 

$419 c8 



7 14 

328 82 



6 00 

28S 12 

'96- '97. 


7 07 

233 43 

'97- '96.. 


7 07 

120 32 



8 55 

154 06 

99- 00 . . 


7 52 

127 8.3 

Totals 222 $7 53 $1,671 66 
Resides the direct help, this fund assists 

in many cases indirectly by encouraging 

students to come who afterward find other 

ways of helping themselves. 

The needs and demands for the coining 

college year are as urgent and pressing as 




Many worthy students can not return un- 
less- they can receive some assurance of 

The Registrar must know this summer 
what amount can be pledged to numerous 
and worthy applicants. Two hundred dol- 
lars must be raised from outside sources ; 
$500 ought to be secured to meet the de- 
mands. Will those who' believe in a "poor 
man's college" in the best sense of the term 
help this cause by sending contributions or 
pledges to the Treasurer of the College, 
Major Ben Cunningham, Maryville, Ten- 
nessee ? The engraving upon the front 
page represents the working corps of stu- 
dents for one year. Will you help these 
young men that they may help themselves 


The College Catalogue presents some 
new features this year, and shows progress 
in dil'ferent directions. The attendance dur- 
ing the year was .402 students, a gain of 
22 over last year. In the College Depart- 
ment there were 93 students ; in the Teach- 
ers' course 51, and in the Preparatory De- 
partment 258. The students came from six- 
teen States of the Union and four foreign 
countries. Of the 62 students who came 
from outside the State of Tennessee, Ohio 
lee'., with 14; Indiana sent 10, Pennsylvania 
6, Illinois 6, Kentucky 4, Alabama 3, New 
Jersey 2, North Carolina 2, West Virginia 
2, Iowa I, Georgia i, Connecticut i, Min- 
nesotci I, Florida i, and Wisconsin i. Japan 
sent 3 students, England, Wales and Cuba, 
I each. 

For the first time in the history of the col- 
lege the Science Department has two 
teachers— Prof H. C. Biddle, Ph.D., Pro- 
fessor of Chemistry, and John W. Ritchie, 
A.B., who has charge of the Biological De- 

With the coming collegiate year, Mary- 
ville College offers its students nine groups 
of studies, all of them leading to the one 
degree — Bachelor of Arts. In following the 
lead of the principal colleges of our coun- 
try and the trend of advancement in educa- 

tion, our College has been conservative to 
hold the best results of the thorough courses 
of the past, but ready to make a progressive 
movement along the lines of well-con- 
sidered liberality. It is believed that the 
heightening of the standard during the past 
fev; years, and the present important modi- 
fications of om- previous systems, will be 
justified in improved and more substantial 
scholarship upon the part of many. Those 
who still wish a shorter course may find it 
in the Teachers' Course, which is the equal 
of the most thorough offered in our State. 

The general object of the courses of study 
is the thorough and symmetrical develop- 
ment of the intellectual powers and moral 
character of the stttdent — not so much to 
niake specialists as to graduate men fully 
equipped for the highest demands that mav 
be made of college-bred men evervwhere. 
The liberally educated man is best equipped 
lor achieving success in any special work 
to which he may be called in subsequent 

The eiectives are chiefly confined to those 
years when the student has probably dis- 
covered his special aptitudes, and has at- 
tainea to that degree of culture which will 
make it safe for him to select some of his 

Any one of the following groups of 
studies may be selected by the student, and 
each group will lead to the degree of 
Bachelor of .\rts. Any desired departure 
from the group chosen must be submitted 
to the faculty and accepted by them before 
it IS made. 

I. Classical Group: All the Latin and 
Gieek courses ofifered, together with all 
other required courses and a sufficient num- 
ber of the eiectives to make up fifteen hours 
a week, beside the Bible and rhetorical ex- 

II. Greek: All the Greek courses of- 
fered, together with the required courses 
and a sufficient number of the eiectives to 
make up fifteen hours a week. 

III. Latin: All the Latin and German 
courses offered, together with the required 



courses and a sufficient number of the elec- 
tives to make up fifteen hours a week. 

JV. EngUsh: The required fifteen hours 
a week, including all the required studies 
except the Ancient Languages, together 
with a sufficient number of the electives 
from the Teachers' Course (when neces- 
sary) to fill out the fifteen hours. 

V. Modern Languages: All the German, 
French and Spanish courses offiered, to- 
gether with Latin or Greek, and a sufficient 
number of electives to make fifteen hours a 

VI. Chemistry: All the Chemistry offered and one of the elective Biol- 
ogy courses, together with the required 
studies and a sufficient number of the elec- 
tives to 'complete the fifteen required hours 

Vn. Biology: All the Biology courses 
offered and one elective Chemistry course, 
together with all required studies and a suf- 
ficient number of the electives to complete 
the fifteen required hours. 

VIIL Mathematics: Al the Mathemati- 
cal courses offered, together with all re- 
quired studies and a sufficient number of 
the electives to complete the required fifteen 
hours a week. 

IX. English Literature: All the EngUsh 
Literature, PJietoric, Logic and History 
courses offered, together with all required 
studies and enough electives to complete 
the fifteen required hours of study. 

The recitation period will be one hour, in- 
stead of forty-five minutes. Seventeen 
hours will constitute the required amount 
of work, and no one may take more hours 
without permission of the faculty. 


The Trustees of Maryville College met in 
Science Hall on Wednesday, May 30, 1900. 
The following members were present: 

Rev. Robert L. Bachman, D.D., Knox- 
ville; Rev. Edgar A. Elmore, D.D., Knox- 
ville ; Rev. Calvin A. Duncan, D.D., Knox- 
ville ; Rev. James McConnell, Maryville ; 
Rev. John M. Alexander, Rockford ; Rev. 
John N. McGinley, New Market; Will A. 

McTeer, Maryville; Ben Cunningham, 
Maryville; W. B. Minnis, New Market; J. 
P. Hooke, Maryville ; Rev. W. R. Dawson, 
Knoxville; Rev. John S. Eakin, Jonesboro; 
Colonel John B. Minnis, Knoxville; Rev. 
W. H. Lyle, D.D., Dandridge ; Rev. A. J. 
Coile, Knoxville; Rev. W. J. Ervin, Rock- 
wood, and John C. McClung, Maryville. 

Prof. Herman A. GolT, who has solicited 
funds for the endowment of the Library, 
submitted a report: 

Time spent in soliciting, seven months; 
miles traveled, 10,000. 
Unpaid subscription, of which 

$1,000 is conditional $i.535 00 

Paid for typev/riter 60 00 

Paid for books for Science De- 
partment 50 00 

Cash collected 1,401 86 

'otal $3,046 86 

Expenses $482 86 

A vote of thanks was given to Prof. Gofif 
for his faithful and efficient work. 

The three-year-term of all the officers of 
the Board having expired, upon motion 
Rev. W. H. Lyle, D.D., was elected Chair- 
man of the Board for the ensuing three 

The duties of the Treasurer, Recorder 
and Registrar were combined into one of- 
fice, and Major Ben Cunningham, the for- 
mer Recorder, was elected to fill this new 
position for the ensuing three years. The 
occupant of the new office is to have over- 
sight and control of all the buildings and 
grounds, and the directing of all the em- 
ployees of the college outside of the teach- 
ing force. He is to be the Purchasing 
Agent of the college, and also to look after 
all loans and property mortgaged to the 
college. He is to see that the funds of the 
college suffer no loss, and he is to be the 
executive officer of the Board and of the 
Executive Committee in all matters pertain- 
ing to the finances and property of the col- 
lege. He is to give bond for $25,000; to 
hold office for three years, and have an of- 
fice on College Hill. 



A vote of thanks was extended to Will A. 
McTeer for his long and faithful services to 
the college as Treasurer. 

The Executive Committee, for the en- 
suing three years, is: Colonel John B. 
Minnis and Rev. W. R. Dawson, of Knox- 
ville; Major Will A. McTeer and Rev. 
James McConnel!, of Maryville ; and Rev. 
John M. Alexander, of Rockford. 

The Committee on Teachers — Rev. W. 
R. Dawson, Rev. James McConnell, Will 
A. McTeer and Professors Wilson, New- 
man and Barnes. 

The By-laws w'eie amended so that the 
annual meeting of the Board shall be Tues- 
day of commencement week instead of 

Henry C. Biddle, Ph.D., was elected Pro- 
fessor of Chemistry, and he was authorized 
by the Board to raise funds for the endow- 
ment of the Science Department and for the 
expense fund in that department. 

Dr. Boardman made a report, in which he 
said: The President can not forbear to 
congratulate the Board of Directors on the 
fact that, by the good providence of God, 
and chiefly through the Fayerweather 
legacy, so many of the improvements which 
were mentioned in his earlier annual re- 
ports and which were greatly desired by us 
ail, have been realized. The annexes to An- 
derson Hall and to Baldwin Hall, almost 
doubling our ability to care for students; 
the heating apparatus, elaborate and ex- 
tensive ; the water supply ; the electric 
lights; the Y. M. C. A. Building; the Gym- 
nasium ; the Science Hall ; the considerable 
additions to our equipments for Science and 
to tne Library ; the enlarged number of 
tcdchers; the increase of the Loan Library; 
the remarkable development of the Board- 
ing Club, and finally the noble improve- 
ments on the grounds, already well begun. 
For these things 1 am sure we feel very 
thankful. We still hope that free-hand and 
mechanical drawing and art may be, in due 
tune, taught, though our finances may for 
a time confine us to the best development 
of departments already undertaken. 

Four hundred and two students have 
been in attendance during the past year. 

Evangelistic services were held in the col- 
lege chapel as usual in the winter, and were 
conducted with great acceptance and suc- 
cess by Dr. E. A. Elmore. . . . 

The question is suggested to the Board 
of Directors whether it would not be well 
to take measures to provide, with the open- 
ing of a new century, a catalogue of all 
past graduates, so far as their names can be 
ascertained, with their residence and such 
other facts as are given in the triennials or 
general catalogue by the older institutions. 
Such a publication could not but be of much 
value to the alumni and to friends of the 
institution. It might be printed with the 
annual catalogue, or separately. 


May 31, 1900. 

The class of 1900 had a beautiful day for 

the Commencement exercises, which were 

held, as usual, in the New Providence 

Church. The edifice was crowded, and the 

audience appreciative. The program was: 



"A Maryville College Expansionist". . . . 

Clay Cunningham. 

"Apollo and the Python" 

Edwin Link Ellis. 

"The Ceramic Art" 

Henrietta Mills Lord. 


"America in the Orient" 

Robert Bartlett Elmore. 

"National Nemesis" 

'William Henry Humphrey. 

"A Type of the New Era" 

Ethel Biddle :\Iinnis. 

"Influence of the Scotch-Irish on Amer- 
ican Liberty" 

. . . .Thomas Heatherington [McConnell. 

"Nervousness" Ludvig Pflanze. 

"Significance of the Insignificant" 

Edith Leannah Newman. 




"The Utility of Aesthetics" 

WiUiam Thomas Ramsey. 

"Advance of the Russians" 

Harvey Cawood Rimmer. 

Conferring of Degrees. 



Mr. Clay Cunningham had as his sub- 
ject "'A Maryville College Expansionist," 
and gave a short history of General Sam. 
Houston, whose family, when he was four- 
teen years old, made a long journey from 
Virginia and settled on the banks of the 
Tennessee River. 

Young Houston was sent to Maryville 
College and was under the instruction of 
Dr. Anderson, who once said: "Many 
times I determined to give Houston a 
thrashing, but neglected to do it." The 
future Governor of Tennessee was not a 
good student, but he developed military and 
political genius. His successful efforts in 
securing the annexation of Texas shows 
that he was a modern expansionist. 

Mr. Edwin L. Ellis used the mythological 
story of Apollo slaying the Python as an 
illustration of the wonderful resources of 
the medical profession at the present day. 

The modern sons of Aesculapius have 
heard the cries of suffering humanity, and 
have brought relief in many ways. It is 
impossible to calculate the benefits result- 
ing from the use of anodynes. Operations 
which were formerly fatal or impossible are 
now .successful. 

In ancient days altars were erected at 
fountains sacred to Apollo, and many drank 
of the health-giving waters. We, too, have 
life-giving foimtains sacred to the descend- 
ants of Apollo, and our hospitals are send- 
ing daily from their walls those who are 
restored to health and strength. 

Miss Henrietta M. Lord made a strong 
plea for the study of Ceramics as one of the 
most reliable sources of our knowledge of 
the past. There are three sources of knowl- 
edge of ancient nations, traditions, history 
and ceramics. The great burial mounds 
give us our earliest records. The Greek, 
Roman and Mohammedan Empires may 

be traced by their different styles of pottery. 

.Vll people have wrought into their ves- 
sels their own distinctive features. The sol- 
idity and sobriety of the German nation re- 
produces itself in their substantial ware. 
Alt is the expression of the soul. 

Mr. Robert B. Elmore is evidently an 
expansionist, judging by his treatment of 
the subject, "America in the Orient." 

The different nations of the world are 
struggling for national expansion. Amer- 
ica is not without concern for the 
outcome. The interests of the United 
States in the Orient are manifest. Ameri- 
can influence abroad is no longer doubtful. 
At one time we were recluse, but now we 
have begun to assume responsibilities. Aft- 
er a century of developing our own re- 
sources, we are called to give to others the 
advantages of our constitution. We are a 
world power. American influence in the 
Orient has been promoted by American 
missionaries. Our political influence was 
first felt in 1854, when Commodore Perry 
opened to us Japan. Two years ago an- 
other Commodore sailed into Manila Bay 
and widely extended the influence of the 
United States. The strategic importance 
of the Philippines can hardly be overesti- 
mated. The crisis in China is the import- 
ant question of the day. Our influence must 
be to enforce two great principles ; no alien- 
ation of territory to the great powers ; no 
exclusion of trade; equal rights to all, and 
special favors to none. 

Mr. Wilham H. Humphrey had as his 
subject "National Nemesis." 

The ancient goddess, "Nemesis," was the 
divinity of chastisement and vengeance. 
She punished crime, and her ven- 
geance was sure to fall. If individ- 
uals must suffer as individuals, na- 
tions are punished for national wrongs. 
CHir crime of slavery brought upon us 
those horrors of i86i-'65, which we would 
like to forget. Spain furnishes an illustra- 
tion in this closing century. She receives 
her Nemesis for four centuries of oppres- 
sion and cruelty. 

The law of retribution applies to nations 



just as truly as the law of gravitation swings 
the planets in their orbits. As we look upon 
the fcillen nations and dynasties of the past 
wc can see that there is a national Nemesis. 
What, then, is the truest patriotism? To 
combat ignorance, intemperance, infidelity, 
and political corruption. 

Miss Ethel B. Minnis, under the subject, 
"A Type of the New Era," gave an ac- 
count of the progress of women. Of all the 
modern changes the most significant is the 
improved condition of women. In some 
countries it is only lately that women have 
been recognized as being human. Not 
v^ery long ago a girl's education ceased with 
lier school days. At the present day the 
literary woman is held in high esteem, while 
a generation ago it was customary for an 
authoress to masquerade under a mascu- 
line name on the title page. The new era 
demands increased opportunities, and out 
of the higher education of women have 
sprung wonderful possibilities for her in 
science, literature and many of the profes- 

Mr. Thomas H. McConnell had an in- 
spiring theme in his oration, "Inffuence of 
the Scotch-Irish on American Liberty." 
Wherever the Scotch-Irish have gone they 
liave been the advocates of rehgious and 
political liberty. 

The Scotch-Irish were never conquered, 
althougli defeated. Their land is the land 
■of martyrs and heroes. Driven like the 
leaves of autumn before the winter's winds 
in their own land, they were treated as 
princes and lords in every land where merit 
is the measure of man. American indepen- 
dence owes much to the Scotch-Irish. 
Many battles, as Saratoga, Cowpens, and 
King's Mountain, witnessed their valor. 
They were and are leaders in civil govern- 

Mr. Ludvik Pfianze, whose subject was 
"Nervousness," was excused from speak- 

Miss Edith L. Newman read an essay, 
"Significance of the Insignificant." The 
difference between noise and music is the 
difference between vibrations. Nowhere in 

nature do we find chance. Michael An- 
gelo said: "Perfection is made up of trifles, 
but perfection is no trifle." In the realm of 
invention the insignificant does not exist. 
Difference of vibration of the pendulum, in 
different latitudes led to the discovery of 
the spheroidal shape of the earth. 

The navigator who directed his ship by 
the flight of birds left North America for 

Mr. William T. Ramsay delivered his ora- 
tion, "The Utility of Aesthetics," in a pleas- 
ing manner. Every true work of art is a 
field of thought. The field of art includes 
all that is beautiful in the nature and genius 
of man. The peculiar and distinctive pur- 
pose of art is the elevation of man. 

Aesthetics excites the imagination to 
higher and nobler objects. Man's ideals 
are his character. Study the beautiful for 
the utility there is in it. 

Mr. Harvey C. Rimmer delivered the last 
oration of the day, and his subject was "The 
Advance of the Russians." 

Russia is one of the leading nations of 
the globe. This great Empire, v.-ith her 
European and Asiatic possessions, presents 
to us romantic and practical interests. She 
is without peer in natural resources. The 
extension of the United States finds its 
parallel in the extension of Russia. 

When we turn from territory to the mor- 
als and habits of the people we find that 
they possess two strong traits of character 
— kindness and obedience. 

Russia, England, and the United States 
at war would make this earth an inferno, 
but at peace Avill bring back the golden age. 

After the presentation of the diplomas to 
the class by Dr. Boardman, the following 
degrees were conferred. 

Doctor of Laws, upon Frank K. Hippie. 

Master of Arts, upon Roger Sherman 
Boardman and Charles ?\Iarston. 

The gold medal awarded to the student 
in the Preparatory Department who had 
the highest grade and was in the regular 
course, was given to ]\liss Helen Post. 

The medal for the Freshman Class was 
awarded to Mr. Dennis Crawford. 

The benediction was then pronounced by 
the oldest trustee present, Rev. C. B. Lord. 





President— Will. T. Bartlett. 
Vice President — George L. Duncan. 
Secretary — Ira INicTeer. 
Treasurer — Reuben Larson. 

Friday, May l8, witnessed the annual 
athletic contests of the College. Rain fell 
in the morning, but soon after noon the 
clouds rolled away, the sun shone forth, and 
by 2:30 o'clock the grounds were in good 

Following is the record of events: 

Base Ball Throw— C. W. Henry, R. L. 

Forty-yards Dash — R. Elmore, E. At- 

^Standing Hop, Step and Jump — Beatty, 
30 feet 10 inches ; George, 25 feet 7 inches. 

One Hundred Yards Dash — R. Elmore, 
I. W. Jones. 

Putting Shot — H. T. Hamilton, 29 feet 
105^ inches ; Newman. 

Throwing Hammer — H. T. Hamilton, 66 
feet 7 inches ; Newman, 66 feet 63/2 inches. 

Standing Broad Jump — Beatty, 9 feet 10 
inches ; H. T. Hamilton, 9 feet 4 inches. 

440-yards Dash — R. Elmore, 63 seconds ; 

Pole Vault — T. Brown, 7 feet 4 inches ; 

Standing High Jump — Beatty, 4 feet 4 
inches; J. Broad}'. 

Running High Jum.p — Beatty 4 feet, 8 
inches ; Hamilton, 4 feet, 6 inches. 

Runnmg Broad Jump — Hamilton, 17 
feet 4 inches; George and Beatty, 17 feet 
3 inches. 

*High Kick — Pieatty, 8 feet S^l inches; 
J. Jones, 7 feet 6 inches. 

Mile Run — R. Franklin, 5 minutes 55 
seconds; T. G. Brown. 

The Athletic Association express their 
thanks to merchants of Knoxville and 
Maryville for the prizes given by them, and 
would suggest that our students, when 
making purchases, remember these firms 
and return favor to them by their patron- 

Following is the list of merchants and 
business men who gave prizes: 

Knoxville — McCormick & Co., Bradley 
& Havnes, Davis Bargain Company, 
Woodruff & Co.. B. F. Giddins, M. M. 
Newcomer & Co., McMillan & Treadwell, 
Caldwell & Rodgers, G. W. Weiser, Mc- 
Crary & Branson, Brakebill & McCoy, 
Carter. Bradon & Smith, Beaman Bros. & 
Co., T. F. Haynes & Co., Newton (jeweler), 
Andes & Payne, and Bradon & Kennedy. 

ilaryville — Frank Rodgers, W. W. 
Choate, H. Renter, T. N. Brown, George & 
Tedford, A. K. Harper, W. A. McTeer, 
Maryville Times, Clark & Cunningham, 
Bittle, Webb & Co., Bank of Blount Coun- 
ty, Badget, Young & Co., McNutt Bros. & 
Edington, Kenney & Ambrister, Bank of 
Maryville, C. A. Davis, and G. Ross. 

^College record broken this year. 


Putting i6-lb. vShot — 36 feet 4 inches, 
Joe L. Jones. 

Throwing i6-lb. Hammer — 78 feet 2 
inches, J. N. Davis. 

Pole Vault— 8 feet 10 inches, T. W. 

Throwing Base Ball — 117 yards, Donald 

40-yards Dash — 5 seconds, W. S. Green, 
Donald McDonald.' 

loo-yards Dash — 103^ seconds, E. M 

440-yards Dash — 56 seconds, J. L. Jones. 

Mile Run — 4 minutes, 40 seconds, R. G. 

Standing High Jump — 4 feet 6 inches, T. 
W. Belk. 

Standing Broad Tump — 10 feet 5^4 
inches, T. W. Belk. 

Standing Hop, Step and Jump^ — 30 feet 
10 inches, R. K. Beatty. 

Standing Three Ttmips — 31 feet 3 inches, 
T. VV. Belk. 

Running High Jump — 5 feet i inch, J. 
B. Jones. 

Running Broad Jump — 19 feet 6^ inch- 
es, George A. Malcom. 

Ru.nning Hop, Step and Jump — 42 feet 
y^ inch, T. W. Belk. 

High Kick— 8 feet SjA inches, R. K. 




Office of the Treasurer. 
Board of Directors of Maryville College, 
Maryville, Tenn., May 21, iqoo. 
To 'the Board of Directors of Maryville College: 

I would respectfully report the following as the condition of the Permanent 
Funds of Maryville College for the year now closing: 


On hand last year $237,803 79 First mortgage notes $210,425 00 

Fayerweather estate 5,000 00 Subscription notes 673 00 

Smith Fund, settlement 5,000 00 Purchase money notes 400 00 

Cate place, sale 852 00 Knoxville City Bond 500 00 

Land, Hale place 1,600 00 

$248,655 79 

Less from sale, Atkin Preserved Smith Fund: 

place $68383 Wis. Cent. Ry. 

Janes-Jollay notes, Bonds $15,00000 

double count, last Stock 15,000 00 30,000 00 

year 607 yy 1,291 60 

$247,364 19 $247,364 19 

The above Fund stands in the following condition as to the income: 

First mortgage notes, bearing 6 per cent interest $210,425 00 

Subscription notes bearing 6 per cent, interest 673 00 

Purchase money notes, bearing 6 per cent, interest 400 00 

Knoxville City bond, bearing 6 per cent, interest 500 00 

Total, bearing 6 per cent, interest $21 1,998 00 

The Hale place is renting at present for $125.00. 

Preserved Sm.ith Fund, in the hands of Prof. Henry $ 1,600 00 

Preserved Smith, Special Trustee, as follows: 

First mortgage bonds on Wisconsin Central Ry., bearing 4 

per cent, interest $15,000 00 

Preferred Stock in said Railway 7.5oo 00 

Common Stock, in the same 7,500 00 

30,000 00 

Loaned to Expense Fund 1,129 27 

Cash in Treasury 2,636 92 

$247,364 19 

Active and bearing 6 per cent, interest $200,598 00 

Notes bearing 6 per cent, interest, but interest suspended because of litiga- 
tion by parties and settlements of estates 11,400 00 

Land yielding a rental, standing 1,600 00 

Bearing 4 per cent, interest, and yielding 15,000 00 

Unyielding, Railway Stock 15,000 00 

Loan to Expense 1,129 27 

Cash in Treasury 2,636 92 

$247,364 19 



Amount of Fund $6,300 00 First Mortgage notes $6,300 00 

Amount of Fund $1,000 00 First mortgage note $1,000 00 

Amount of Fund $1,500 00 First mortgage notes $1,5°° 00 

Amount of Fund $1,000 00 First mortgage notes $1,000 00 

Amount of Fund $200 00 First mortgage note . 

$200 00 

The Campus and adjacent grounds consist of 232 acres, costing 


There are nine buildings, costing 

The water supply improvements, cost 


e sum 

.$ 8,568 00 

. 87,500 00 

2,500 00 


$98,568 00 


Receipts and disbursements of moneys 
ments, Tuition and other Expense Funds 
Received from: 

Interest on notes $12,926 54 

Light $ 141 50 

Heat 422 37 

Rooms 402 50 

Music 320 74 

Tuition 2,742 50 

4,029 61 


.Science Incidentals 




Repaid $171 62 

Goff, Library F . . . 947 86 


Electric Lights 

Picked up^ — irregular 

20 00 

212 00 

303 25 

39 40 

29 45 

1,119 40 

202 07 

50 00 

27 10 

Borrowed from 

Loan Library .. .$ 433 89 
Endov/ment 1,129 27 

$18,958 90 

1,563 16 

Endowment, Invest- 

arising from the 

of the College: 

Disbursed to: 

Salaries $13-339 I7 

Annuity 399 84 

Clerical assistance 31 00 

Telephone service 29 80 

Electric Lights 521 12 

Prmting 174 00 

Science Incidentals 7^ 75 

Campus , 396 02 

Library work 94,10 

Fuel . '. 959 34 

Postage 60 34 

Freight 36 09 

Science Department 462 02 

Insurance 240 00 

Mail Delivery 2 70 

Work, genera) 430 71 

Repairs i,447 62 

Executive Committee 23 10 

Advertising 188 15 

Sundry expense 60 51 

Sanitary 28 05 

Sweeping 140 45 

Stationery 27 40 

Supplies 348 00 

Dray 1 10 98 

Gymnasium 27 74 

U. S. Revenue stamps 24 60 

Repaid 135 18 

Agent 80 00 


Taxes and costs 297 73. 

College Monthly ^53 5° 

Matrons expense 41 30 

Y. M. C. A. Secretary 39 40 

Rent for Piatt 40 00 

Eecorder 5 40 

Evangelist 54 95. 

$20,522 06 $20,522 06 

There is borrowed, as above $1,563 16 

There is unpaid interest $413 59 

Rent of Hale place, due 125 00 

Sale of typewriters, not paid, not quite due 26 75 

565 34 

Expenses have exceeded receipts $997 S2 

There is also due for interest on one of the old notes, in litigation, and 

which is now renewed, the sum of $5>356 00 

New note has been given for this, that it may be kept within the rules and avoid 

complications by long standing. 

Receipts and disbursements during the year: 

Paid into Treasury $31,741 19 Regular Loans $27,935 oo- 

Paid error, Lewis 40 00 

Loan to Expense 1,129 27 

In Treasury 2,636 92 

$31,741 19 $31-741 19 



Received $285 89 Disbursed $284 00 

hi Treasury i 89 

$285 89 $285 89 


Received $1 19 39 Disbursed S 67 00 

In Treasury 52 39 

$119 39 Si 19 39 


Received . $ 60 00 Disbursed S 51 40 

In Treasury . 8 60 

$ 60 00 S 60 00 


Received $ 38 50 Disbursed S 7,7 85 

In Treasury 65 

$ 38 50 S 38 ^o 




Received $ 7i 43 Disbursed $ 26 82 

In Treasury 44 61 

$ 71 43 

$ 71 43 




. $832 62 Disbursed $39^ 73 

Loan to Expense 433 89 

$832 62 

$832 62 


Collections, 1895-6 $ 55o 04 

Collections, 18Q6-7 1,101 79 

Collections, 1897-8 3-358 56 

•Collections, 1898-9 1,922 80 

From the College 4,00c 00 

Collections, 1899-1900 200 30 

Over by College 1685 

Disbursed, 1895-6 $ 1,278 40 

Disbursed, 1S96-7 1,145 34 

Disbursed, 1897-8 6,603 50 

DisDursed, 1898-9 682 83 

Disbursed, 1S99-1900 978 76 

In Treasury 461 51 

$11,150 34 

$ii,-i5o 34 


Endowment $2,636 92 In Bank . 

€. W. Adams Fund i 8q In Till . . 

J. G. Craighead Fund 5^ 39 

'Crav/ford Fund 65 

Willard Scholarship Fund 44 61 

Bartlett Hall 461 51 

Bradley Fund 8 60 

• $3^197 65 
8 92 

$3,206 57 $3,206 57 

Respectfully submitted, 



The Adelphic Union banquet was held on 
Friday preceding Commencement. More 
than two hundred guests assembled in the 
spacious dining-room, and, after refresh- 
ments had been served, the different socie- 
ties were represented by speakers on the 
following program: 

Toastmaster Prof. Elmer B. Waller. 

Toast — "The Aim of Education" 

Miss Zoe Trench. 

Music Theta Epsilon Quartette. 

Toast — "The Junior Faculty" 

Mr. L. B. Bewley. 

Mu,sic Mr. Will. Bartlett. 

Presentation of Alpha Sigma Medal. . . . 

Professor Waller. 

"Toast — "A Mystic Revelation" 

'. INIiss Cora McCuUoch. 

Music Bainonian Quartette. 

Toast — "Lost Incentives" 

Mr. Thomas Maguire. 

The Chapel was crowded on Tuesday aft- 
ernoon during the Senior Class Day exer- 
cises. The program was: 

Presiding OfScer Edwin L. Ellis. 

Salutatory Henrietta M. Lord. 

Class History — 

I Clay Cunningham. 

2 Edith L. Newman. 

Class Song. 

Poem Thomas McConnell. 

Speeches of Representatives from Under- 
graduate Classes. 
Farewell Address. .. .H. Cawood Rimmer. 



Maryville College Monthly. 

Vol. II.. 

MAT, 1900. 

No. 8. 

ELMER B. WALLER, Editor-in-Chief, 



Athenian. Alpha Sigma. 

Bainonian. Tukta Epsilon. 

Jbri^^^M.^B^oip-Y, I °^^^""^^ MAI.AGEKS. 

The Monthly is published during the College year 
Contributions and items from graduates, students 
nd others gladly received. 
Subscription price, 25 cents a year. 
Address all communications to 

Maryville Collbge Monthly, 

Maryville, Tenn. 

Entered at Maryville, Tenn., as Second-Class Mail Matter. 

College Directory. 

T. M. C. A. meets Sunday at 1 :I5 P. M , in Y, M. C. A 
parlor, Bartlett Hall. Pres., W. D. Hammontree; 
Sec, I. W. Jones. 

If. W. C. A. meets Sunday at 2:00 P. M. Pres., Ethel 
Mlnnls, Sec, Ora Rankin. 

College Prayer-Meeting meets Tuesday at 6:30 
P. M.. 

S. v. B. F. M. meets Wednesday at 3:15 P. M. Lead- 
er, Fred L. Webb. 

Attaenian Society— Senior Section meets Friday at 
7:00 P. M. Pres., Robert B. Elmore; Sec, E. H. 
Atkinson. Junior Section meets Saturday, at 
7:00 P M. Pres., James Dunn., Sec, W. E. Lewis 

Alplia Sigma Societ.v — Senior Section meets Friday, 
at 7:00 P. M. Pres., L. B. Bewley. Sec, W. A, 
Campbell. Junior Section meets Saturday at 7:00 
P. M. Pres., F. E. Langhead; Sec, A. W. Mays. 

Bainonian Society meets Friday at 7:00 P. M. Pres., 
Edith Newman; Sec, Carrie Arstlngstall. 

Board of Directors of College meets May 30, 1900. 

Commencement Thursday, May 31, 1900. 

Tlie Alamni Association lueefs May, 31, 1900. Pres., 
J. M. Goddard, Sec, Prof. S. T. Wilson. 

Kxecntive Committee of Board of Directors 
meets the second Tuesday of each month either 
at Maryville or Knoxville The members are Maj. 
Ben Cunningham, and Maj. Will A. McTeer of 
Maryville; Col. John B. Minnls, and Dr. E. A. 
Elmore, of Knoxville, and A. R. McBath, of Flen- 


Farewell, 1900 

Welcome, 1901. 

The weather was ideal. 

Not enough space for locals. 

Next term opens Wednesday, September 

Next issue of Monthly will be in Oc- 

Rev. A. A. Grififes, '97, was ordained in 
the New Providence Church on Sunday 
night, June 3. 

Under the auspices of the Senior Class 
the lecture, "The Fiddle and the Bow," by 
Ex-Governor Robert Taylor, was heard by 
five hundred persons. 

The undergraduate exercises held in the 
College Chapel on Tuesday and Wednes- 

day afternoon under the direction of Mrs. 
West and Miss Whitney showed that the 
pupils had been well trained in elocution 
and music. 

The Social Reunion on Thursday night 
in Anderson Hall was largely attended by 
the students and their friends. Social 
greetings were exchanged, and the final 
partings brought to a close the College 
year of 1900. 

The East Tennessee Educational Asso- 
ciation holds its annual session at ^Maryville 
College on August 8, 9 and 10. 

The Auditorium in Bartlett Hall is now 
being finished, and wdll be ready for this 
important conference of East Tennessee 
teachers. Prof. Ed. S. Vaught, of Dan- 
dridge, is President of the Association. 

The alumni banquet at Baldwin Hall on 
Thursday night was well attended, more 
than sixty persons being present. Prof. I. 
A. Gaines, '95, was elected President, and 
Miss Edith Goddard, '97, Vice President. 
After the banquet the following toasts were 
presented : 

"Our Alma Mater and the Life She 
Fosters". .Miss Henrietta M. Lord, '00. 

"The P.elation of tlie Theological Semi- 
nary Graduate to the College Gradu- 
ate" Charles Marston, '93. 

"Lights and Shadows in the Lives of the 
Alumnae" Miss Edith Goddard, '97. 

"Our Wives and Politics" 

...... .Hon. G. S. W. McCampbell, '76. 

The Adelphic Union entertainment was 
given on Tuesday night. A large and en- 
thusiastic audience was present and appre- 
ciated the follov/ing program: 

Presiding Officer Rev. T. J. Miles. 

Invocation. . .Rev. Thos. L. Hughes, D.D. 

Recitation — "Too Late for the Train"' 

Annie ^L ]\Iagill. 

Oration — "LTnification of Italy" 

John E. Tracy. 

Debate — "Resolved, That the govern- 
ment of the United States is a better 
form of governme7it than is that of 
Affirmative — W. D. Hammontree, ?klayme 

Negative — James Dunn, S. Pearl Andrews. 

Recitation — "Briar Rose".. Emma C. Hill. 
Oration — "Our Pride". . . .Wm. B. Disney. 

Benediction G. D. McCulloch. D.D. 



■Rev. Thomas L. Hughes, D.D,, of Piqua, 
O., gave Lhe address to the Christian Asso- 
ciations of the College on Sunday night. 
His text was John xx. 29, and his theme 
was "Dififerent Kinds of Religious Doubts": 
(i) Ignorant Doubt ; (2) Prejudiced Doubt ; 
(3) Sinful Doubt, and (4) Honest Doubt. 
The remedy is twofold — investigation and 

On Monday night he delivered a scholar- 
ly lecture, "Wanted— A Man of Courage," 
before the literary societies, in which he 
emphasized the need of men of moral cour- 
age to meet the rising tide of corruption 
in Church and State. Dr. Hughes is an 
effective and forcible speaker, and is the 
pastor of a large church of about seven hun- 
dred members. We trust he may be able 
to visit us again. 


As has been the custom for several years, 
a brise ball game was played on the College 
grounds on the morning of the i8th (Field 

This year the College team crossed bats 
with the Knoxville Y. M. C. A. team. A 
drizzling rain fell during the greater part of 
t!ie morning, making it impossible for eith- 
er club to do their best work. A large and 
enthusiastic crowd witnessed the game, 
not leaving until the rain made it impossible 
for the teams t5 continue playing. Eight 
innings were played. The board at the 
end of the game showed a score of 18 to 13 
In favor of Maryville. J. C. Tracey um- 
pired the game. Scorer, L. Pflanze. 


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