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Maryville College Monthly 

Volume V. 


Number 1. 



Keep thou thy heart with constant care, 

Yea, guard it 'well from sin; 
The outward life may yet seem fair, 

While evil dwells within. 

The tempter, with his fonl intent. 

Doth lurk around thy way, 
And ever on some mischief bent, 

Would lead thy thoughts astray. 

A thousand ways he takes to find 

Some secret door ajar, 
The unsuspecting soul to bind, 

The spotless life to mar. 

And so thy God doth counsel thee 
To watch and work and pray ; 

Seek oft his help, on bended knee, 
To him commit thy way. 

The pure in heart their God shall see 

And walk with him in white. 
From "secret faults," oh, cleanse thou me 

And guide my steps aright. 

Mcrristown, Tenn. 


A Character Sketch. 

Little Spicewood Cove was resplendent 
with the colors of autumn. The sassafras 
trees in the flats were a flaunting yellow ; 
the sourwoods on the "pints'' flamed like 
flambeaux, and the oaks of the unbroken 
forest beyond formed a solid red back- 
ground for the other more gaudy tree 

In the lower end of the tiny valley stands 
a little old log house. A field of corn en- 
croaches upon the small dooryard. Now 
the October breezes wafted down from the 
cloud-kissed heights of Old Smoky are 

disporting themselves among the sere 
blades, and they rustle musically all the 
day long. The ground is dotted with great 
golden pumpkins ; beans rattle in their dry 
pods from every cornstalk. The Indian 
summer haze is in the air, and all nature 
feels the witchery of autumn's magic spell?. 

Sitting by the door upon a low chair, 
Old Aunt IJeersheba is busily engaged in 
the highly respectable task of stringing 
peppers. From the yards of the pretty red 
and yellow pods already strung and the 
great basketful yet awaiting her attention, 
it would seem that she had contracted to 
furnish the hot dash to the viands of the 
Spanish army. She went at her work with 
a good deal of vigor, considering her four- 
score years, and all the time keeping her 
eye open for intruders. To this end she 
kept a ground-hog skin to shake at the 
friendly chickens as they would try fur- 
tively to gain entrance to the regions 
within: a long, lithe switch stood hard by, 
cut with special reference to a "passel o' 
hounds" that were hanging around, uneasv 
in mind because of the savory odor that 
floated out from the fireplace, where the 
mid-day meal was simmering leisurely. 

Happening to look up the vista of tall 
corn, she saw coming toward her humble 
dwelling an unexpected visitor. He was 
a stranger to her, and this instantly put 
her on the qui vive — for one of the charac- 
teristics of the mountains is the facilitv 
they have for "placing" one they have 
never known, or even seen. His swinging 
strides soon brought him under the shade 
of vines at the door. She scrutinized him 
closely, and from his clothes and the little 
black leather-covered box in his hand she 
decided that he was no ordinary visitor. 
He raised his hat and greeted her. 

"Good morning, Madam. How do you 
do to-dav?" 


"1 ain't right stout. Reckon you're 
stout? Y're a stranger en these hyar 
mountings, ain't \ ' . J " 

"Yes, my first experience. I am camp- 
ing up the mountain about four miles, and 
had started to Hembree's Cove, but got 
off my road and wandered, until fortu- 
nately I struck your path. And now I'll 
be grateful to you if you will give me direc- 
tions that I may find my way down." 

"Say y'r shackin' up the mounting. Law, 
now, J '11 bet y'r one o' them big city fellers 
es Nath Husky hope move up thar. I ain't 
never bean up thar ; hit's a soight how 
rough them big mountings air. Take a 
cheer 'n' rest y'se'f. Hank air a-gohr t' 
th' cove atter dinner with some aigs 'n' 
chickens, 'n' 'e'll be pow'ful proud o' y'r 

This speech, given in one breath, and the 
nearness to "twelve," as noon is almost in- 
variably referred to in the Southern high- 
lands, persuaded the gentleman, and he 
accepted a seat inside the door and entered 
into conversation with Aunt Beersheby as 
she set herself to hurrying up the repast. 

The old woman was quite a character 
in that part of the mountains. She usually 
summarized her history in about three sen- 
tences, and according to it "was a Hep- 
bu'n — Ole Virginny Hepbu'n" — but "done 
married Pleasant Bu'hanan, 'n' bean a 
Bu'hanan ever sence." "Kem t' these hyar 
mountings in '39, riz ten children, 'n' right 
now got the rise o' sixty gran'children. 
No wonder I look ole with all thet fambly, 
air hit?" 

"What mout y'r name be? Don't reckon 
y' mind my axin', f'r hit's th' only way I 
got o' findin' out." 

"Oh, no, madam," was the somewhat 
amused response ; "it's John Henry Jones 
— just a plain, every-day name." 

"Eh? Law, then y're the preacher es 
Nath sed war with them town fellers. I'm 
mighty proud y' kem by." 

The visitor, unsophisticated in the ways 
of the mountains, was treated to a surprise 

when Aunt Beersheby started to make Up 
the bread. Taking a large kneading tray, 
she placed it on a chair, and then lifting 
down from its peg a huge tin grater, she 
stood it in the tray and rested its top 
against the chair back. Next she brought 
in a basket of corn, and explaining that 
the "worter was so low the mill couldn't 
grind, they had t' run Armstrong's mill," 
she went to work. Grasping an ear in 
both her hands, she pressed it to the "grit- 
ter," and manipulated it in the same way 
that a laundress of the olden time would 
introduce a soiled garment to the wash- 
board. The tray fast filled with the sweet 
grits, which were soon deftly changed into 
"dodgers," put into the "baker" and set on 
glowing coals on the hearth. 

At this juncture in came old Uncle Pleas' 
and Hank. The greetings over and all de- 
clared to be "stout," Hank went to catch 
the chickens that were to be the medium 
of exchange for his trading that afternoon. 
Dinner was shortly announced. All pulled 
up their chairs. 

"Brother Jones, ax a blessin'." 
Grace was said. Her next words were 
those heard at many a hospitable board in 
the mountains and valleys of the beautiful 
Southland : 

"Break bread and holp y'se'f. Hit's 
rough, but y're welcome to all we've got." 
Brother Jones broke a generous piece 
from one of the smoking "dodgers," and 
when it had sufficiently cooled he applied 
the "pudding test." 

"Mrs. Buchanan, this is the first grated 
meal bread I ever ate, and I must say it 
is the best cornbread I have ever tasted. 
Why, one might say that each of these 
'dodgers' is a pastoral of corn bread." 

"D' ye like hit fur shore? Hit's air good, 
but hit's hard work t' git the meal. Yo're 
a preacher, 'n' mebby y' mout like t' hear a 
right peart joke on a preacher es once et 
some o' thet kind o' bread up in these 
mountinsfs oncet. 


"J lit war ole Preacher Fu'ness. He 
wa'n't riz up this-a-way, 'n' I don't reckon 
ye ever knowed 'im. He stayed oncet over 
night with old Snyder Bryson, over on 
Sassafrack Mounting. Old Snyder lived 
too fur away from a mill t' tote 'is turns o' 
corn, 'n' so had t' grit all th' time ; 'n' 'e 
made 'is livin' diggin' 'sang. Th' preacher 
'peared t' take in mightily with th' ole man, 
'n' felt sorry for 'im 'kase 'e lived s' hard. 
Jes' afore 'e left 'e axed th' ole feller ef 'e 
cudn't say a prar with 'im. 'n' 'e 'lowed 'e 
mout, 'n' they got down on their knees, 'n' 
'e prayed mighty purty. 'X' then "e axed 
th' Lawd t' bring a time when th' sound o' 
th' gritter an' th' 'sang digger wouldn't be 
heered no more aroun' th' ol' man's dwell- 
in' — "n' Dl' Snyder jumped up mad es 
ho'nets, 'n' kem purty nigh hittin' th' 
preacher with a cheer. Y' see, "e didn't 
know th' ol' preacher war a meanin' well; 
'e just thought 'e wanted t' take away 'is 
livin'. Wa'n't hit a soight?" 

The meal progressed smoothly ; the 
beans, cabbage and fried meat disappeared 
like dry sedge before a sweeping, wind- 
blown fire. 

The visitor, enjoying her quaint phrases 
and descriptions, began asking his hostess 
about her family for the sake of drawing 
her out, and in consequence was regaled 
with several choice dialectic bits. 

Old Uncle Pleas', eyes twinkling, spoke 
across the table to his loquacious help r 
mate : " 'E 'ad ort t' see y'r sister Car'line, 

"Law, yes. Oh, she's a soight. She 
married a preacher — a ole Babdis' preach- 
er, tho" 'e don't never preach much no 
more. \E sells goods. 'E used ter keep a 
liverty stable, but 'twas too hard work fur 
lb* ole feller, 'n' 'e stopt, 'n' bean sellin' 
goods ever sence. Car'line, she keeps a 
hotel in Blountville, 'n' 's cloin' pow'ful 
line. She's got ten beds en 'er house, 'n' 
everybody es kums thai" stops with 'or. She 
vviis married oncet before she married th' 
ole preacher, 'n' 'e wus married oncet be- 

fore, 'e married Car'line. 'X' up above th' 
fire-board thar's 'er picter hangin' with 'er 
fust man, 'n' 'is picter hangin' with 'is fusl 
woman. Hain't it a soight comical ? Thar 
she's fixed with a good home es long es 
she lives, 'n' a good home awaitin' fur 'er 
en th' nex' world. Y' ort t' hyar 'er sing 
sometimes — w'en she sings 'The Midnight 
Cry,' 'n' 'I have my triles hyar below,' hit 
goes mighty purty.'' 

But there must be an end to all things, 
and so after the meal was ended Hank 
brought around his load of chickens, and 
with the wayfarer prepared to begin their 
long tramp. Aunt Bersheeby told Hank 
that she "jes' hated t' led them chickens 
go," for they didn't have a very great 
number, "fur hit seemed like them craven 
wildcats wus a-goin' ter eat all th' biddies 
up es fas' es they come outen th' aigs." 

"Y' hev t' go, do ye? Far 'well. I'm 
proud y' kem by. Ef enny o' you-uns air 
ever a-goin' down th' mounting agin, drap 
en on us." Wilson A. Pittner. 


Readers of the magazine may recall an 
article in the April issue describing a pro- 
jected educational work in the Tennessee 
Mountains near Tuckaleechee Cove. Quite 
an interest was thus awakened, and the 
movement was given an extended reputa- 
tion. The work outlined in that sketch 
was accomplished. The pioneering days — 
hard, laborious days — are practically over, 
and the workers have seen some of the 
fruitage of this summer's efforts. 

In order to better understand the work, 
the following resume of its inception and 
projection is given. About a year ago the 
Chilhowee and Tuesday Clubs of Mary- 
ville, in conjunction with the Ossoli and 
Newman Circles of Knoxville, decided to 
engage in educational work in the East 
Tennessee Mountains. This decision was 
inspired by an article contributed to the 
Maryville paper by a teacher who had just 


closed a two months' school in Walker's 
Valley, in the Blount County Mountains, 
about twenty-seven miles from Maryville. 
This was the first school held in the valley 
since white men made it their home. 

The valley is located on the middle 
prong of Little River, between Fodder 
Stock Mountain and Timbered Ridge, and 
about four and one-half miles from Tuck- 
aleechee Cove. It is very inaccessible, es- 
pecially so by wagon, for the road, which 

themselves of public instruction. The rea- 
son why the school was not established 
sooner should now be presented. That 
part of the general school district is very 
sparsely settled, and the per capita money 
for school purposes would amount to 
a very limited sum ; so former School 
Boards, in administering the funds, thought 
it wise to concentrate efforts and centralize 
the work in Tuckaleechee. This method 
held for years until Mr. William Walker, 

Walker's Valley , in the East Tennesee Mountains, where the Women's Clubs of Maryville 
and Knoxville have established a Settlement School. 

is in many places but little more than a a resident and leading spirit of the valley, 
bridle path, is so steep and rocky, and the with some other interested men, ' irhpof- 
difficulty further enhanced by eight swift, tuned the authorities, and the two months' 
rocky fords between the cove and the school previously mentioned was the re- 
valley, suit. A two months' school with a ten 
There are eight families living in the months' vacation seemed such a travesty 
valley, and these have about thirty children on the whole school system that the inter- 
entitled to public school privileges. The ested club women became unanimous lor 
distance from the valley to the nearest an improved condition of affairs, 
public school is four and one-half miles, The women's plan in brief was this: to 
and it can thus be readily seen why the res-Ahold a two months' summer school, during 
idents of Walker's Valley did not avail the months of Tub' and August, closing - 


when the public school, now a permanent 
institution in the valley, would open in 
September. The new work would be op- 
erated on college or social settlement lines, 
so that the silent, powerful influence of a 
well regulated Christian home might wield 
its influence and augment the work of 
teaching. The State text-books were to be 
used, and the course of study go on un- 
broken through both summer and public 
schools. Music was to be taught ; this was 

The furniture consists of some benches 
made by inserting wooden pins into hewed 

The work arranged was one of the most 
thoroughly practical plans to give assist- 
ance to worthy people in need that can be 
imagined. The people are kind, hospitable, 
eager to learn. All they need is the oppor- 
tunity. This they covet for their children. 
They gave the representative of the club- 
women a warm welcome when he visited 

Interior of the Old Log School House, Walker's Valley. On the smoke-stained logs above ~~~t~*¥ - 
the fireplace may be seen the inscription , "Our School is out and we are sad." 

one thing for which the people were anx- 
ious ; andin addition to all the foregoing, 
Sabbath-school and preaching services 
were to be held each Sabbath. This re- 
joiced the hearts of the people, for it had 
been many years since they had had the 
privilege of hearing the gospel preached in 
their mountain-girt valley. 

The building used at present for school 
purposes is an old log dwelling, that was 
given to serve as a makeshift until some- 
thing more pretentious can be secured. 

the place in March to determine the needs 
of the people and to arrange for the work ; 
and they promised to build a two-roomed 
log house, in a beautiful location by the 
school house, for the teacher in charge and 
his family. 

The teacher selected was Mr. Frederic 
Lee Webb, a graduate of Marvville and a 
licentiate of Union Presbytery, Tennessee. 
He was most ably assisted by his mother, 
Mrs. Emilie A. Webb, who, by her efficient 
and untiring labors in the school-room, in 


the Sabbath-school, and in ministering in 
the valley homes, and her loving, patient 
efforts in training the children, won for her 
the hearts of the people. 

The workers had gathered together a 
splendid outfit for the equipping their 
school and appointing their home. The 
merchants of the town of Maryville and 
several Knoxville business men responded 
nobly to the request for these needful 
things. Books, papers, magazines, calico, 
muslin, dolls — in fact, it seemed that the 

venienced by a circumstance unforeseen. 
An epidemic of malignant measles had 
gone through the valley, and this had put 
them behind in the planting and cultivation 
of their fields, so they had not then builded 
the promised house ; all that they had been 
able to do was to cut and haul to the site 
part of the logs. Nothing daunted, the 
new family moved their possessions into 
the old schoolhouse and tried to transform 
it into a cheerful, homelike apartment; and 
be it said, they succeeded fairish well. 

Mr. William Walker, first settler of Walker's Valley; Har ison Moore, one of the pupils of 

the school , and Old Berry, a faithful old ox. All had their part in the 

building of the Teachers' Cottaee. 

friends of the work had gathered together 
everything that there might be a call for ; 
and on June 26, after accepting a generous 
gift from the Golden Rule Society, who 
called at the workers' home to say adieux 
and bid them God-speed, they departed for 
the scene of their labors. 

Upon arriving at their destination, after 
much difficulty, owing to the bad mountain 
road and freshets in the river, which made 
crossing at the fords a very dangerous 
task, the workers found themselves, incon- 

The work of the first week was mainly 
planning and setting stakes for the work 
immediately ahead ; visiting, becoming ac- 
quainted, winning the children, and also in 
arranging for the building of the house, 
which, owing to the stress of work, was 
largely done by the teacher and Mr. 
Walker, assisted by some of the closest 

On Monday. July 7, school opened, and 
the sills of the new cottage were laid. Thus 
the twofold work began. An entry in the 

teacher's journal shows how 
the first month were spent. 

"Tuesday, July 15 — Rose at 4 this A.M. 
Hewed timber upon the mountain until 
recess — mother teaching the classes — then 
returned to the school and taught until 
last recess, when I took my axe and re- 
turned to the woods, and hewed till night. 
"We got out the plates for the house, sills 
and plates for the porch, and the sleepers 
and girders. After supper gave Harrison 
Moore private lessons to make up what he 
missed, as he hauled timber for the house 
all the afternoon." 

The school opened with an enrollment 
of- sixteen, which increased to twenty the 
first week, and which finally was increased 
to thirty-three at the end of the month. 
The ages ranged from three years and 
eight months to thirty years ; the grades 
from first to fourth. It was a pleasure to 
teach these children and young people, for 
the majority realized their opportunity, and 
studied with a will, and the progress they 
made and the improvement noted, espe- 
cially in reading and writing, was marvel- 
ous. One of the things remarked was the 
reverence of the children at the morning 
devotional exercises and their genuine 
pleasure in hearing the Bible read, and in 
taking part in the singing. 

During the building days, while the old 
school-house was serving in the joint ca- 
pacity of kitchen, dining-room, chamber 
and parlor, and school-house and church, 
the work was of necessity cramped and re- 
stricted, but on Monday, July 28, the house 
was complete, and the workers moved into 
their own home. This caused general re- 
joicing, for all felt sympathy for Mrs. 
Webb, who was working beyond her 
strength under conditions which put any- 
thing approaching comfort entirely out of 
the question. But in the new quarters the 
workers had an opportunity to exercise 
hospitality, in entertaining guests in their 
home, and thus have an additional avenue 
to the hearts of the people. The work was 

the davs of 

prospered because the school-house could 
be used entirely for the school and Sabbath 
services, the latter being one of the most 
successful features of all our work. 

The people were hungry for just such 
meetings as were held this summer. They 
were especially enjoyable during the last 
weeks, when the working force was 
strengthened by Mr. Eugene L. Webb and 
Miss Margaret E. Henry, of Maryville, the 
originator of the movement, and one of its 
chief promoters. The Sabbath-school was 
kept entirely undenominational. The chil- 
dren were supplied with the best of Sab- 
bath-school literature. All the Sabbath 
services were well attended and an un- 
usual interest manifested, and the mes- 
sages that came through the preaching of 
the Word were earnestly received and pon- 
dered in honest hearts and minds. To the 
appeal that they would make a stand for 
things right in the sight of God and strive 
to lead the better life, twenty-three held 
up their right hands, signifying that this 
was their purpose. 

This is but a bare outline of some of the 
things done in this summer's work. Suf- 
fice it to say that the greater part of the 
outlined plans were carried out. The work 
is firmly established and ready for building 
next year upon the foundation laid this 
year. The people learned to love the work- 
ers and the workers the people, and the 
parting at the close of the summer was a 
sad one to all. The work in the autumn 
public school is progressing nicely, and a 
Sabbath-school is maintained bv the peo- 
ple themselves. Shall not these people in 
our Southern highlands have our warmest 
sympathies and be given all encourage- 
ment and bade God-speed in their endeav- 
ors to secure the best things for mind and 

A first-class entertainment was given in 
the auditorium by Mr. Massev, of Xew 
York, under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. 



Over two thousand teachers and stu- 
dents were registered, and twenty-nine 
States and countries were represented at 
the great summer school of the South, held 
at Knoxville this past vacation. 

Of over two thousand eager seekers of 
knowledge attending the school Maryville 
College furnished nine ; and their unani- 
mous opinion is that the six weeks' session 
enjoyed at this school was most profitable. 
The school is the result of the enthusias- 
tic campaign for better education in the 
South. The Southern Education Board, 
under the presidency of Mr. Robert C. 
Ogden, of New York, with its membership 
largely made up of Southern professional 
educators, is carrying forward the work 
with tremendous strides. This Board, of 
course, is helped financially by the General 
Education Board of Xew York. One of the 
most noticeable results of the work in the 
South was the successful summer school, 
lasting six weeks, at Knoxville, from June 
39 to July 31. Great is the praise due the 
"two leaders" of the school. President 
Charles W. Dabney, of the University of 
Tennessee, and Professor Claxton, recent- 
ly of North Carolina. Through the efforts 
of these educational leaders the school en- 
joved the accommodation of the univer- 
sity buildings, and employed many of the 
finest educators in the land, who offered 
most excellent courses in oemmon school 
branches, psychology and pedagogy, and 
high school and college subjects. Many 
of these same educators, along with other 
distinguished men who were not connect- 
ed with the school, appeared on the lecture 
platform, in the large pavilion erected in 
the center of the grounds. Some of the 
most popular lecturers were: President 
Edwin A. Alderman, of Tulane University : 
President G. Stanley Hall, of Clark Uni- 
versity ; President Charles W. Mclver, of 
the North Carolina State Normal and In- 
dustrial College; Director Clinton Hart 

Merriam, of the United States Biological 
Survev: and several others. Director Mer- 
riam 's beautiful lantern slides, with which 
he illustrated his series of lectures, were 
especially enjoyed. 

The selection of Knoxville as the home 
of the new summer school has been largely 
due to the fact that it is the geographical 
center of the territory south of the Ohio 
and the Potomac, as well as a junction 
point of important railroad lines, and a place 
possessing a healthful and agreeable sum- 
mer climate. 

The nine from Maryville College select- 
ed congenial courses. Miss Henrietta Lord 
took two courses in French under Dr. 
Fortier, some German, and attended Dr. 
Smith's lectures on Tennyson. Mrs Gil- 
man took both courses in expression ; also> 
voice culture, and private lessons in elocu- 
tion, under Miss Newlin, assistant in Clark 
School of Expression, Chicago. 

Miss Margaret E. Henry was matron of 
Plume's Hall, one of the dormatories for 
ladies. This hall accommodated eighty 
teachers. Miss Henry attended many of 
the lectures; and the writer particularly re- 
members ho-w, at one of the large round- 
table meetings on education, in the pavilion, 
what an interesting description Miss Henry 
gave of the Walker's Valley work, and 
iiow the hundreds present applauded when 
she sat down Miss Wayland, one of our 
students last year, took the first course 
in elocution. Miss Weisgarber, one of last 
year's Freshmen, took courses in mathe- 
matics, physics and industrial training. 
Miss Willard took work in some of the 
common school branches. Arthur Tedford 
and (Dr.) E. N. Ouist, beside taking work 
in the school, waited on tables at the uni- 
versity dining hall. The hall served meals 
to over three hundred of the summer school 
people. There were about fifteen waiters 
in all, most of them being U. of T. boys. 
The position of head waiter was skillfully 
filled by Will Keeble, one of our old Mary- 
ville College students, who has won dis- 


tinction at the U. of T. The waiters had 
the pleasure of taking their meals before 
the regular repast, and right often the flow 
of wit was quite remarkable. One day at 
dinner, when the butter was a trifle strong, 
Copland (one of the U. of T. Seniors this 
year) asked for the dish to be passed to 
him. "Well," he says, "if an old egg will 
hatch a chicken, this butter ought surely 
to hatch a calf." Ted. 


When the announcement was made in 
the last College Bulletin that a military 
company would be organized as soon as 
possible after the opening of school, the 
question heard on every side was: 'What 
will it be like ?" That question is now being 
answered. The great machinery of the col- 
lege had but little more than begun to 
move when the enlistment roll of the Col- 
lege Military Company was opened to the 
students, and on Saturday, September 13, 
with twenty-one members, the company 
met and organized. The officers elected 
were: J. B. Pate, Captain ; K. W. Greene, 
First Lieutenant, and R. O. Franklin, Sec- 
ond Lieutenant. These newly elected of- 
ficers then appointed the non-commis- 
sioned officers as follows: 

C. H. Gillingham, First Sergeant: F. H. 
Hope, Quartermaster-sergeant: R. H. Mc- 
Caslin. Second Sergeant: E. N. Ouist. 
Third Sergeant ; L. H. Lander, Musician, 
and E. L. Ogle, W. A. Freidinger, A. C. 
Tedford and H. H. Hudson, Corporals 

Since its inception the company has in- 
creased to thirty-one members, and each 
drill day brings one or more new recruits. 
Every member is enthusiastic and in ear- 
nest, trying to reap as great a benefit as 
possible from the exercise and discipline, 
and looking forward with pleasurable an- 
ticipation to the drills. 

The regular drills are held on Tuesday 
afternoons at 3:30 o'clock, and Saturday 
mornings at 9:30 o'clock. The action of 

the faculty in compelling every man who 
enlists to rttend ever;, drill with the same 
punctuality required in classroom recita- 
tions, insures a successful company for the 
entire year. 

The West Point cadet uniform ha> been 
adopted as the uniform of the company, 
and many of the men have ordered their 
uniforms. The fact, however, that some 
will not be uniformed will not in any way 
detract from the dignity of the company, 
nor from the value to be derived from the 

A cordial invitation is extended to all stu- 
dents who have net yet joined to "fall in !" 
and it is hoped that the new enlistments of 
the next few weeks will double the num- 
ber of men in line. 


On Friday, October 3, Holston Confer- 
ence, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
which was in session at Maryville. in 
response to an invitation, attended morning 
prayers in the college chapel in a body. 
After words of greeting by President Wil- 
son, the religious exercises were conducted 
by President Race, of Grant University, 
and Bishop Walden, of Cincinnati. The 
Bishop, then, after regretting that the du- 
ties of Conference would only allow him 
time to say a few words to the students of 
Maryville, said in part: 

"I wish to impress upon you, in the first 
place, the importance of making your study 
as thorough as possible. The curriculum of 
a college is not an accidental thing. It is 
the result of the experience of wise men 
and women, who have thought upon the- 
matter of education. You, young people, 
have cause for gratkude that the thinking" 
men and women, those who have a pro- 
found concern for the intellectual develop- 
ment, as well as the moral development 
of the young people, have given their 
thought to the matter, and given to us a 


curriculum of study which will produce the 
highest results. Different branches of 
studies are adjusted to different needs of 
the mind, and putting the whole sum to- 
gether, there come the most effective re- 
sults.' - 

''I have been grateful, moreover, a thou- 
sand times as I remember the benefits to 
me of our literary societies in college days. 
These societies taught us boys to make 
practical application of what we were learn- 
ing. I look back to those Friday evenings 
of debate and reading of compositions, and 
realize that they were very helpful and valu- 

"The habits of research and reading that 
were encouraged in these few years of 
school life were of inestimable value. Paul 
said to Timothy: 'Give attendance to 
reading/ Young men and young women, 
there is no other habit that you will carry 
with you into the future that will be more 
serviceable than an intelligent habit of read- 
ing. Acquire also the habit of fixing your 
attention on what you are reading. That 
is one of the most important results of stu- 
dent life. I am glad that I worked my way 
through school, and that I acquired this 
habit of reading and giving attention. It 
was a most difficult thing at first to fix my 
thoughts upon what I had before me. But 
gradually I acquired the habit of attention. 
You can also acquire this habit, and thus 
come into sympathy with the author. Is it 
not wonderful that you and I can sit down 
with Caesar and follow him in his cam- 
paigns or be in sympathy with Yirgil in 
his great poem? So it is all the way 
through the whole field of literature. The 
secret of real helpful reading is to come 
into sympathy with the men or women 
whose thoughts you are reading. We have 
only time, however, to read a few books. 
Be w : se and careful in their selection. Make 
books your companions, and be as careful 
in their selection as in the companions with 
whom you associate. 

"I can not close without reference to the 

Book that comprises the wisdom of them 
all. I frequently conversed with President 
McKinley, and I learned from him that 
his clear and beautiful style of diction was 
due to his study of the Word of God." 


On Wednesday, September 3, the eighty- 
fourth year of Maryville College began with 
a large attendance. Two hundred and 
eighty-five students are now enrolled (,Sep- 
tember 23). of whom ninety-five are new 
students. This enrollment is larger by six- 
ty than last year, and is an increase of more 
than twenty-five per cent. 

Many improvements have been made 
during the summer upon the college build- 
ings, the most noticeable being the renova- 
tion of Baldwin Hall, at a cost of over 
$1,200, and the placing of 350 opera chairs 
in the auditorium of Bartlett Hall. A num- 
ber of changes have taken place in the 
teaching corps. 

Prof. Edgar H. Sturtevant, Ph.D., who 
is a graduate of Indiana University, and 
took his doctorate in philosophy at the 
University of Chicago, has taken charge of 
the department of Greek, "and will assist in 
the higher English work. 

Miss Mary E. Kennedy, A. M., for two 
years an assistant in Biology in Oberlin 
College and an assistant of Dr. John M. 
Coulter, head of the Department of Bot- 
any in the University of Chicago, has taken 
charge of the Department of Biology and 

Miss Amy C. Wilson, a graduate of an 
Ontario school of music, and a student also 
of the Cincinnati College of Music, is now 
our instructor of music. 

Prof. Thomas Campbell, A.M., of Knox- 
ville, has been secured to inaugurate the 
new Department of Art. 

Miss Louise M. Barnes, a graduate of the 
Mansfield State Normal School of Penn- 
sylvania, and for seven years a teacher in 
the schools of Scranton, Pa., has taken 
charge of one of the preparatory rooms. 




Mr. Karl W. Greene, of De Pauw Uni- 
versity, is the physical director. 

The usual receptions were given to the 
new students by the Christian Associations 
of the college, and on Friday afternoon of 
the first college week President Wilson 
gave a general reception to all the students 
and teachers at Bartlett Hall. 

Twenty-three States of the L T nion are 
represented by students this term. The 
names and addresses of the new students, 
except those who come from Maryville, are 
as follows: 

John T. Adams, New Decatur, Ala. 
Bert Anderson, Rockford, Tenn. 
Ora B. Andrews, Pensacola, Fla. 
Nona E. Bacon, Mountainville, Tenn. 
Regina H. Bacon, Mountainville, Tenn. 
. Walter B. Beatty, Pineville, Ky. 
Charlcie E. Bewley, Mosheim, Tenn. 
Daniel S. Bird, Townsend, Tenn. 
Harry N. Bird, Townsend. Tenn. 
Susie Bird, Townsend, Tenn. 
Lennis Burnett, Crossville, Tenn. 
Porter N. Cadle, Powder Springs, Tenn. 
Josephine L. Cashen, Meriden, Conn. 
Olive M. Cate, Jefferson City, Tenn. 
Lewis W. Champlin, Fountanelle, la. 
Anne L. Gift, Sweetwater, Tenn. 
Esther I. Cooke, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Don L. Crosthwait, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Edward A. Crudgington, Knoxville, 

John R. Cunningham, Trundle's X 
Roads, Tennessee. 

George D. Davidson, Swannanoa, X. C. 

William E. Edens, Knob, S. C. 

Howard B. Franklin, Jefferson City, 

Nellie R. Franklin. Jefferson City, Tenn. 

William A. Freidinger, Springfield, III. 

Clarence Earl Funk, Duncanville. 111. 

James R. Goan, White Pine. Tenn. 

Emory A. Goodlink, Duncanville, 111. 

Karl W. Greene, Cerro Gordo, 111. 

Stephen C. Guigon, Yaldese, X. C. 

Jacob L. Hartzell, York, Pa. 

Bruce Plenry, Ipe, Tenn. 

Anna E. Houston, Bank, Tenn. 

Hugh H. Hudson, Madisonville. Tenn. 

Grace M. Hunt, Sweetwater. Tenn. 

Gracie Hunt, Cliff, Tenn. 

Florence Hunter, Morristown, Tenn. 

Chester L. Ingersoll, Knoxville, Tenn. 

Marion E. Ingersoll, Knoxville, Tenn. 

Daniel Irwin. Trundle's X Roads, Tenn. 

Harvey S. Jackson, Xew Decatur, Ala. 

Walter II . Johnson, Pensacola, Fla. 

Hazel Jones, Morristown, Tenn. 

Irene Jones, Morristown, Tenn. 

James C. Jones, Morristown, Tenn. 

William H. Jones, Unitia, Tenn. 

Thomas H. Lander, Braidentown, Fla. 

Robert L. Magill. Millican. Ga. 

Edward J. Marston, Bridgeport. Tenn. 

Elroy L. McCord. Pueblo. Col. 

Jose H. Magana, Paraiso, Tabaco, Mex- 

Luther W. McMillan, Xew Decatur, Ala. 

Vaughtie I. McReynold, Friendsville, 

Eugenia Mitchell, Bowdon, Ga. 

Grace Mitchell, Yineland, X. J. 

Charles T. Money, Duncanville. 111. 

Lyle S. Moore, White Pine. Tenn. 

Eli L. Ogle, Gatlinburg, Tenn. 

Essie M. Perry, Orange, W. Ya. 

May Perry, Orange, W. Ya 

Harvey D. Potter, Dayton. Tenn. 

Fred L. Roberts, Knoxville. Tenn. 

Harry A. Schell. Chipley, Fla. 

Joseph P. Schell, Hygiene. Col. 
Tohn L. I. Shemeld, Herndon, A a. 

John A. Slocum. Xunda, X. Y. 

Francis M. Smelcer, Greenville. Tenn. 

Charles W. Smith, Inanda, X. C. 

Kathleen C. Smith, Johnson City. Tenn. 

Xelson T. Stacy, Lima. Ind. 

Edna M. Story. Cincinnati, O. 

Mary C. Thompson, Lawson. W. Ya. 

Katherine E. Toof, Paducah, Ky. 

James Walker. Tang. Tenn. 
Lincoln W. Wheeler, Wenatchee, Wash. 
Oconnor Wilson, Asheville. X. C. 
Weaver Wilson, Asheville, X. C. 




For another year the work of the Min- 
isterial Association will go on. The first 
meeting of the year was held on Saturday, 
September 6, and was a most interesting 
one. showing that the enthusiasm of last 
year has by no means abated. Rev, L. B. 
Tedford, who has since started for his field 
of labor in India, gave us a farewell talk, 
cautioning, advising and very much en- 
couraging us in our work. 

Dr. Wilson has kindly consented to give 
us, in a series of lectures, some instruction 
in homiletics, which will be a very valuable 
aid to those who are already actively en- 
gaged in preaching. 

The officers for the year are: E. Ly- 
sander Gran, President, and C. H. Gil- 
ling-ham, Secretary. 

Meetings are held monthly in Room 23, 
Memorial Hall. 

Y. W. C. A. 

In the warm sunshine of the opening year 
bright prospects gleam before our eyes and 
gladden our hearts. Courage, energy and 
enthusiasm are ours, and nothing holds us 
back from the promised land of cur de- 

Last year we reaped the benefit of Mrs. 
Cort's instruction in our Bible class. Her 
methods, so deeply imbued with the per- 
sonality of the teacher, are in themselves 
worthy of study. With some difficulty our 
matron has been persuaded to take the 
class again. The young women of Mary- 
ville College appreciate the sacrifice Mrs. 
Cort makes in order to aid them, and many 
have shown their appreciation by enrolling 
in her class. 

Miss Kennedy, with great kindness, has 
consented to teach the mission study class. 
The textbook used will be a late and in- 
tensely interesting collection of great mis- 
sionary biographies, including those of 
Livingston, Mackay, Isabella Thoburn and 
other "effective workers in needy fields." 

This class promises to be larger than our 
Bible study class. 

The heads of committees are as follows: 
Devotional, Nancy V. Gardner : Member- 
ship, Mayme Malcolm ; Mission Study, Lou 
Johnston; Music, Mabel L. Franklin. 

A regular weekly meeting is held every 
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in Baldwin 
Hall. All young women of the college and 
town will be made welcome. Come and 
see us. 

Helen M. Post, Acting President. 
Nancy V. Gardner, Secretary. 
Katherine Niccum. Treasurer. 

Y. M. C. A. 

The Y. M. C. A. has kept step with the 
advances in Maryville College. In no place 
has the advance been greater. The au- 
ditorium has been seated with new opera 
chairs during vacation time, and now we 
have a beautiful room, with a seating capac- 
itv of 350, which adds greatly to the ef- 
ficiency of the building and the work of the 
Y. M. C. A. The reading-room is very at- 
tractively furnished. Several games are 
provided, and thus the reading-room and 
parlor furnish a long-felt want. It is the 
first time that the boys have had a room 
which in any way was made attractive or 
inviting. The boys now have a place where 
they can invite a friend who may visit them. 
Manv of the boys avail themselves of the 
reading-room and game-room for recrea- 
tion, while it affords a very convenient 
place for Bible classes, committee meetings 
and cabinet meetings. At the beginning of 
the term the Y. M. C. A. gave a reception 
to the new students which was attended by 
over one hundred young men. and an in- 
teresting program was rendered. 

Mr. Schell lead the decision meeting, and 
spoke of the need of Christ in the student's 
life. The meeting was very impressive, and 
every man manifested a determination to 
learn more of Jesus the coming year. All 
the devotional meetings have been well at- 
tended, and much interest taken in them. 

We hope to complete arrangements for 
the course of lectures soon. 



Maryville College Monthly. 

Vol. V. 

NOVEMBER, 1902. 

No. 1. 

Editor-in-Chief, - ELMER B. WALLER 

Athenian, - - ARTHUR C. TEDFORD 

Bainonian, - - NANCY V. GARDNER 

Alpha Sigma - - FREDERIC H. HOPE 

Thkta Epsilon, - - - MAUDE HUNT 


Y. W. O. A. --- - HELEN M. POST 

Athletics, - - - KARL W. GREENE 

Business Manager, - FREDERIC L. WEBB 

Subscription Managers HUGH R. CRAWFORD 


Students, graduates and friends of the College are 
invitHd to contribute literary articles, personals and 
items of general interest for publication. 
Subscription price, for seven numbers, 25 cents. 
Address all corhmunications to 

Makyville College Monthly, 

Maryville, Tenn. 

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

Current periodicals de- 
scribe the work begun this 
summer in Walker's Valley 
by the Women's Clubs of Tennessee. 

Our April issue contained an account of 
this valley and the great desire of the peo- 
ple to have a more efficient school. In this 
number will be found an interesting de- 
scription of the summer work by one of 
our graduates who was the teacher in 
charge for two months. Let us hope that 
this beginning is but an earnest of a larger 
interest in the welfare of the needy people 
at our very doors. If the country under- 
stood the situation there would be less 
necessity for speaking or writing one thou- 
sand words for each dollar secured by the 
women for this useful and important work. 


Si hoc- 1. 

Two thousand teachers 
at the first summer school 
at Knoxville means more 
for the cause of education in the South than 
most people fully realize. The General 
Education Board of Xew York furnished 
most of the means for providing this gath- 
ering with able instructors from different 
parts of the country. The attendance was 
double that which was anticipated, and 

shows that the teachers, at some sacrifice, 
are anxious to improve themselves and dig- 
nify their profession. 

The Board has made a larger appropria- 
tion for next year, and there seems to be 
a prospect of an educational renaissance. 
The benefit of this assembly is not limited 
to the efficient instruction received. Such 
large g-atherings will have great influence 
upon the people, and especially upon our 
worldly wise legislators and public school 
officials. With many statesmen who con- 
trol our school appropriations, a crowd is 
more convincing than a syllogism and from 
their standpoint they can not be blamed. 
One of our students, upon another page, 
gives his impressions of this notable as- 
semblv of earnest teachers. 


The twenty-five per cent, 
increase in the number of 
students at Maryville this 
fall probably reflects the country's pros- 
perity as well as the good esteem in which 
the college is held by parents and students. 
The fact that twenty-three States of the 
Union are represented by our students is a 
gratifying indication of widening influence 
and patronage. President Wilson has been 
untiring in his efforts to build up and 
strengthen every part of the school. The 
College Monthly is now supplemented by 
a quarterly bulletin, edited by the Presi- 
dent and giving timely information to pros- 
pective students of the facilities and ad- 
vantages of the college. The College 
Monthly is now entering upon its fifth year, 
and some say that it has improved every 
year. Certain it is, that the students are 
writing for it more freely than ever before, 
and it sometimes happens that more copy 
is at hand than available space — a condition 
to be desired always. However, -as an in- 
centive, the Monthly offers three prizes of 
$5, $3 and $2 respectively for the three best 
stories, of about 1,500 words each, to be 
written by students enrolled this term and 
submitted not later than the 1st of January. 



Knowing what great re- 
Athletics, suits effective exercise nat- 
urally brings, why is it that 
in our preparation for life we so often 
neglect to develop the physical side of 
our natures? By this is not meant a 
development which is carried to an ex- 
treme, as in the case of some of the 
nation's strong men, but rather a sym- 
metrical, all-around development, always 
seeking to gain health rather than strength. 
Health and strength are closely allied, but 
they are not the same. Many students in 
this school are possessed of. say, a strong 
pair of arms and well-developed shoul- 
ders and back, caused by hard work on the 
farms, but how about the heart and lungs? 
In most cases where well-developed shoul- 
ders and back are found, due to pitching 
hay, heavy lifting or other hard work, the 
person has stooped shoulders, thus com- 
pressing and weakening the lungs. Had 
the muscles of the chest and the front part 
of the trunk been given their proper train- 
ing, 'iroad shoulders well-thrown back, and 
a pair of lungs deep and strong, would 
have resulted. Examples of this sort might 
be multiplied to any extent, for scarcely any 
work in which man engages will develop 
him equally. Some muscles will be made 
strong at the expense of others, or perhaps 
to the detriment o<f the vital organs. Hence, 
the need of regular work in this line that 
Ave may have healthy, strong and symmet- 
rical bodies. Maryville students have ex- 
cellent opportunities to develop this side of 
their natures — a military companv, formed 
for that purpose, and a good gymnasium, 
open six days in the week, offer exception- 
ally good advantages in this line. Let us 
then not neglect this part of our nature in 
our great training for life. In addition to 
the mental and moral sides of man's nature, 
the physical must also share in the general 
development. With these three elements 
equally developed, then, and then only, can 
we be pure, wholesome men and women. 

"His life was gentle ; and the elements 
So mixed in him, that nature might stand 

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And savto ail the world, "This was a man : 

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Class Notes 
v. J 


The Seniors were the first to organize 
this year. They realize fully the duties and 
responsibilities attending this, their last, 
year in college, and so active preparations 
are already under way whereby the year 
may be made memorable both to the school 
and to themselves. The number in the 
class has been increased to eleven by the 
addition of four new members this fall — 
Miss Franklin, ex '01 ; E. X. Quist, of the 
class of "oj.; H. H. Hudson, of Madison- 
ville, and K. W. Greene, of De Pauw Uni- 
versity, Greencastle, Ind. The officers for 
the year are: 

President — Miss Nancy Gardner. 

Vice President — Hugh Crawford. 

Secretary — R. H. McCaslin. 

Treasurer — H. H. Hudson. 

The class colors are orange and black. 
The official flower is the pansy. A very 
beautiful class motto has been selected, 
which has at least this advantage — that it is 
not one of the many common mottoes 
which are used and reused by every high 
school, college and university senior class 
in the land. The motto is: "Integer vitae 
sclerisque purus," which may be read, "Let 
me be upright of life and free from wicked- 

Several committees have been appoint- 
ed, and are at work on the plans of the 
class relative to their final year in school. 
The members of the class thus employed 
their vacation during the past summer: 

E. L. Grau rusticated and visited friends. 

Dennis Crawford — At home most of the 

Miss Gardner spent the summer in 



Hugh Crawford spent most of the sum- 
mer at work in a saw mill. 

H. H. Hudson — Bookkeeping for a min- 
ing company at Ducktown. 

Miss Franklin — at home all summer, ex- 
cept for a short visit to Chattanooga. 

Robert Franklin — Preaching every Sun- 
dav. Most of remainder spent on the 

Thomas G. Brown spent most of the 
summer selling stereoscopes and views in 

R. H. McCaslin spent the summer at 
home trying to enjov life ; also two weeks at 

K. W. Greene — In the newspaper busi- 
ness at North Manchester for the last 
eleven months. 

E. N. Ouist — In summer school at 
Knoxville ; conducted a ten days' meeting 
north of Knoxville ; attended State encamp- 
ment of National Guards at Athens as a 
member of the local militia company. 



Hullabaloo ! Timbuctu ! 

Who are, who are, who are you ! 

We're the class that goes before ! 

Juniors, Juniors, 1904! 

Though our number is not the largest of 
the college classes, still our aspirations are 
high, and that will easily make up the dif- 

Forsooth, it is quite a pleasure to the am- 
bitious '04s to see the college military com- 
pany, led by Captain Pate, one of our 
sturdy members And then have we not 
the most skillful laundry agent on the hill 
cinong our number? Indeed, so skillful has 
Hunter shown himself in this particular in- 
cidental vocation that he now moves with- 
out competition, a fair example of survival 
of the fittest. 

Our President is Captain Pate ; Vice 
President, Miss Grace McReynolds ; Secre- 
tary, Miss Helen Post; Treasurer, J. W. 

Mitchell ; Class Poet, Paul R. Dickie ; Re- 
porter to College Monthly and Class His- 
torian, Arthur C. Tedford. We greatly 
regret that two of our number. Miss Maud 
Bryan and Miss Freddie Goddard, are not 
with us at the beginning of this school year. 
We are looking forward to their return 
after Christmas. 

And thus it was that the '04s spent their 
summer vacation: 

Miss Helen Post gave German lessons 
and waited for the college bell to ring again. 

Hunter sold views and ice, rolled kegs 
and worked in an iron foundry in Virginia. 

Mitchell improved his muscles in the 
harvest field, and attended summer insti- 

Miss Grace McReynolds spent parts of 
the summer visiting friends and painting 

Tedford attended Knoxville Summer 
School, waited on tables in university din- 
ing hall, was roommate of Dr. Ouist, and 
played tennis. 

Pate followed the carpenter trade most 
of the summer in Kentucky, visited Mam- 
moth Cave, and spent three days at en- 
campment of the National Guards in Ken- 

Dickie was a member of the construction 
gang who built the extensive Little River 
Railroad ; also took a round-about trip to 
Chattanooga, stopping on the way to visit 
one of last year's Senior class. 


Colors: Royal Purple and White. 

Kemo, kimo, rip tip blay, 
Batter de bang, whoop er away, 
Sophomore, Sophomore, zip, zip, zing, 
Nincteen-five is just the thing. 
Officers: President, F. W. Gill; Vice 
President, Miss Lelia M. Cooper; Secre- 
tary and Treasurer, R. L. Houston. 

The Sophomore class is not the largest 
of the college classes, but it claims the dis- 



tinction of being the only class a majority 
of whose members are young ladies. Six 
young ladies and four young men make up 
the class of 1905. Six of the number hail 
from Tennessee, while Pennsylvania, Ohio, 
Illinois and Kansas each has one represen- 

Those who have joined the class this 
vear are: Miss Ellen H. Andrews, of But- 
ler, Pa.; Miss Maude Hunt, of Sweetwater, 
and Miss Cora Curtis, of Cliff. Miss An- 
drews and Miss Curtis were students in our 
institution year before last. Miss Hunt 
took her Freshman year at Harriman. 

Miss Mabel Broady, Miss Blanche 
Weisgerber and W. C. Yaught, all members 
of the class of 1905, are out teaching this 
fall. We hope to have them with us again 
either after Christmas or next year. 

The members of the class of 1905 passed 
their vacation in various ways: 

Miss Niccum remained in Maryville. 

F. W-. Gill went back to Ohio for the 

Miss Lelia Cooper spent the summer at 
M jntvale. 

Miss Ingersoll passed the time at her 
home, near Knoxville. 

H. J. Bassett put in his time on College 
Hill, working in the President's office. 

J. M. Felknor and R. L. Houston pitched 
hay and indulged in other like diversions 
on their fathers' farms. 

The Sophomore Class hopes to accom- 
plish great things in the future, and to that 
end its members will try, by earnest effort. 
to make this vear even better than the last. 


The Freshman Class met and organized 
September 10. The following officers were 
elected: President, Mr. F. F. Schell, of 
Florida ; Vice President, Miss Lou F. 
Johnston, Ohio ; Treasurer, Miss Isabel 
Mitchell, of New York ; Poet and Prophet, 
Mr. C. H. Gillingham, Pennsylvania; His- 
torian, Miss Nannie Broady, of Tennessee. 

The color adopted is "true blue"; class 
flower, the rose ; class motto, "Melius esse 
quam videri," — "To be is better than to 

Yell : 

Slow? Oh, no, 

Who said so? 

Nineteen six, ah-h. 

Twenty have already been enrolled. 
Three of the class are members of the Min- 
isterial Association. The class is hoping 
for the speedy recovery of its President, 
who has been ill for some time. 

The vacation experiences of some of our 
members are given below: 

Mr. Bargett worked in the store. 

Mr. Kellar spent summer in Maryville. 

Mr. Schell spent the summer in Mary- 

Miss Malcom spent the vacation at 

Mr. Ptlanze helped his brother in the 

Miss Badgett also visited in Strawberry 

Miss Patton spent the summer in 

Miss Murphy was with her uncle, in De- 
catur, Ga. 

Miss Gamble fished along the banks of 
the Little River. 

Miss George visited at Strawberry 
Plains and Knoxville. 

Misses Mitchell and Broady spent the 
vacation in Maryville. 

Mr. Young, of Frankfort, Ind., was en- 
gaged in building an artificial lake at 
Ozone, Tenn. 

Miss Johnston, after her school closed, 
spent the summer in committee work and 
with the reading circle. 

Mr. McCnlloch tended the garden and 
performed the many little duties that boys 
can find to do if they only have the will. 

Mr. Hope gathered fruit — 
Under a Baldwin apple tree, 
Dreaming of her in Tennessee. 

Mr. Watson worked on his father's farm 


for two months. Last month managed a 
dairy and drove the milk wagon. 

Miss Smith says: "If I had known it 
was to be published I would have done 
something. As it was, I only washed 

Mr. Gillingham worked part of the sum- 
mer in the Hotel Windsor. Atlantic City, 
N. J.: spent three weeks in Philadelphia, 
Penn.. and visited Mr. Cleeland, at his 
home, in Butler, Penn. 

Mr. Friedenger, after graduating from 
Springfield High School, was employed by 
the Illinois Watch Company. Spent two 
weeks visiting friends in the country be- 
fore coming to Maryville. 

Mr. J. Brown: "I spent the summer at 
home ; worked on my father's farm, and 
studied typewriting: then clerked in store 
until I came here. It's needless to say the 
store prospered, as the proprietor was sick, 
and I had it all to myself." 

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Literary Societies 
V. _ J 


The Athenians are early on the skirmish 
line this year. Even before old Maryville 
College had settled down for another year's 
work, our vigilant Program Committee, 
with the assistance of "Jack" (C. H. G.). the 
society artist, had posted a program for the 
first open meeting of the year. Deep down 
in everv Athenian's heart is the resolution 
to do himself and his society credit during 
this school year. Old Athenian's policy 
has been, and is, to win our new student 
friends as members only by showing herself 
worthy of their co-operation. 

The program of September 19 was, we 
believe, appreciated by all present. In spite 
of the very rainy night, a goodly number 
were present. We all regretted that Harry 
Bassett, our little mental Hercules, could 
not preside on account of sickness. Never- 
theless, our Vice President, Frank Gill, 

ably filled the presiding officer's chair for 
the evening. Our opening number was a 
declamation, "One Niche the Highest," by 
Arthur C. Tedford. Frank Gill then read 
a well-composed essay. Paul R. Dickie, 
class poet of '04, read some choice selec- 
tions of original verse, which were highly 
appreciated by the audience. Next came a 
violin solo by Arthur Tedford, assisted by 
Miss Wilson, the new and skillful instructor 
in music. The number was encored. An 
interesting debate on the question, "Re- 
solved, That the growing ascendancy of the 
Senate cf our National Congress is to be 
deplored." Affirmative, Gillingham and 
Alexander ; negative, Crawford and Mc- 
Caslin. The A. L. S. quartette sang well 
and were encored. The "Athenian," by 
Robert Houston, showed by its excellent 
subject matter that the famous periodical 
was still maintaining its high literary stan- 
dard. This was the final number on the 
program : and we expect to give many 
other open meetings during the course of 
the year, with programs, we hope, even ex- 
celling the one above mentioned. 

Officers of Society — President, Harry J. 
Bassett ; Vice-President, Frank W. Gill ; 
Secretary, Fred Schell ; Treasurer. Robert 
Houston; Editors of "Athenian," Horace 
McCaslin and Joseph Farmer : Janitor, 
Leonard McGirley ; Censors. Gillingham, 
Alexander and Crawford ; Monthly Report- 
er, Arthur C. Tedford. "Ted." 


The Alpha Sigma Literary Society met 
early in the term and reorganized. Mr. 
Mitchell, having so ably filled the place last 
term, was again elected President. Cap- 
tain J. B. Pate was elected Vice-President, 
and it goes without saying that the Captain 
will always be found at his post of duty. 
Mr. Felknor was chosen Recording Secre- 
tary, and Thomas Brown, Corresponding 
Secretary ; Censors, Philip Guigon, John 
Brown and Fred Hope. The Wise Brothers 
start out with bright prospects for a hard 



year's work — though many of their best 
workers are absent this term ; and the ranks 
are filling up with new students who will 
ablv uphold the banner. The first meeting, 
September 19, was well attended and the 
Wise Brothers enjoyed a jolly evening and 
a spirited and interesting program was 
rendered. The debate on the question 
"Resolved, That the judges of the courts 
should be elected by a direct vote of the 
people," was hotly contested with Mr. 
Mitchell and Mr. Felknor upholding the af- 
firmative, while Mr.Ouist and Mr. Hope de- 
fended the negative. John Brown read an 
instructive essay on "Modern Egypt." Mr. 
Guigon recited the "Trials of a Bald-headed 
Man." and Mr. Hale made the crowd 
laugh heartily in his rendering of the "Ad- 
vance." The first open meeting was held 
in the chapel, September 26. An interest- 
ing program was rendered to a large and 
enthusiastic audience. Miss Cora Howard, 
an honorary member, rendered a vocal 
solo. The debate on the question of Inter- 
collegiate football was ■ warmly discussed. 
Mr. Thomas Brown, Captain of football 
team, upheld football, while J. B. Pate, 
Captain of the military company, spoke 
against it. Miss Kerby rendered a vocal 
solo which was well received and heartily 
encored. Miss Carrie Biddle gave an in- 
strumental solo which was most heartily 
encored. Dr. E. N. Ouist read the Ad- 
vance, and met with his usual success. Mr. 
Hale recited "Gone with a Handsomer 
Mar," with good effect, while Guigon pro- 
voked peals of laughter in his rendering 
"How Marv and I Killed a Mouse." 


The Theta Epsilon Society held their 
first meeting September 12, 1902. In the 
absence of the former President, the meet- 
ing was called to order by Miss Mavme 
Malcom. A prayer was offered for divine 
guidance and assistance in our work for 
the coming vcar. The following- officers 

were elected: President, Mayme Malcom; 
Vice-President, Cora. Howard ; Secretary 
and Treasurer, Grace Gamble ; Editor, 
Maude Hunt. The President appointed 
Grace Leatherwood as Chaplain. 

The program, though short, was well 

Our second meeting was enthusiastic 
and encouraging. We hope to make this 
the most successful year in the history of 
the Societv. 

A number of-our best workers are not in 
school this term. But we expect to have 
several of them back after Christmas. As 
some of them have expressed it, "They are 
with us in spirit," and we hope they will 
soon be with us in body. 

Cupid has been putting in his best ef- 
forts during the summer months, and we 
fear has wounded some of the brightest of 
our "Eloquent Daughters." 

Misses Clara McMurray. Maude Yates. 
Cora MeCuiioch, Emma Caldwell. Eva 
Alexander, Flora Jones, Blanche Weisger- 
ber and others of our number are employed, 
just now, "in teaching the young idea how 
to shoot." 

One of our brightest and most useful 
members, Mrs. Mame Stebbins Post, sailed 
September 23 for Siam, where she and her 
husband go as missionaries. Judging from 
her past work in the Society, we are sure 
that her life will prove a blessing to hu- 

Our prayers and best wishes go with her 
in her new life. 


The Bainonian Society, as usual, has be- 
gun the year's work with a large number 
of members. Forty-five are on our roll 
now, and the number is rapidly increasing. 

The officers elected for the first term are: 
Mabel Franklin, President; Mary Cox, 
Vice-President; Mamie Parham, Secre- 
tary : Minnie McGinley, Treasurer. 

The program for the first meetings have 



been well prepared, and the meetings well 

We hope each girl will do her part, and 
do it well, this year. If she will, it is sure to 
make our Society a greater success than 
ever before. 

\ Athletics 


As usual in the fall of the year, football 
occupies the center of the stage, and the 
majority of those athletically inclined give 
their attention to the game. The football 
squad has about twenty-three names of 
players on its list, and some good, hard 
practice has been indulged in. No definite 
announcement of the games to be played 
can as yet be made, but negotiations are on 
between this school and Baker-Himel, the 
high school, and the Deaf and Dumb Asy- 
lum, all of Knoxville, and Grant University, 
at Athens. Some of the players who are 
practicing regularly, and will probably 
make the team, are Brown, Kelly, Newman, 
Hill, Kellar, Funk, Joe Schell, Blair, Cadle, 
Schemeld, Elmore and Wilson. 


Although almost out of season, u&seball 
attracts no small amount of attention, and 
scarcely a Saturday afternoon passes with- 
out a game of some sort on the diamond. 
September 20 a game between two picked 
teams, captained respectively by Bob Hous- 
ton and Drew McCulloch, was won by 
Houston's team by the narrow margin of 
one run, the final score being 14 to 13. The 
best feature about the interest in baseball 
is the indication of a fine team in the spring. 
Several promising baseball candidates have 
entered school this fall, and with the help 
of an early start in the season's practice, 
made possible by indoor work in the gym- 
nasium, the team next spring should be a 


There is no tendency in the college to 
let this popular game languish. Every 
favorable afternoon the devotees of the 
. game may be noticed on the courts. Al- 
ready a tennis club has been organized, and 
at present numbers about fourteen mem- 
bers. About the last of September a new 
court was laid out back of Baldwin Hall 
for the use of the young ladies. This makes 
a total of four courts on the college 
grounds now, and they are never vacant 
during the recreation period in good 


Notwithstanding the popularity of the 
outdoor sports and the fine weather, the 
gymnasium is open six afternoons in the 
week, and is never vacant during the 
recreation period. Already basket ball, al- 
though strictly a winter game, is attract- 
ing great attention. Among the young 
ladies two teams, composed of Baldwin 
girls, have already been organized and a 
game will probably be arranged between 
the Baldwin girls and those rooming in 
town. The young men are not behind in 
the work of organizing. The Seniors will 
have a team, and have announced that they 
will play any other class team in school. 
The College-Prep game, which excited so 
much interest last winter, will probably be 
duplicated this year. . 

In the gymnasium proper a great ad- 
vance in the way of systematic and thor- 
oughly organized class drill is mapped out. 
Classes have been started in this work, not- 
withstanding the fact that the fine weather 
outside is an opposing factor to indoor ex- 

The young ladies have the use of the 
gymnasium on Mondays, Wednesdays and 
Fridays, from 3:30 to 5 P.M., while the 
young men have Tuesdays and Thursdays, 
from 3:30 to 5, and Saturday from 9:30 to 
5 P- M. 

MARYVILLE college montaly. 

Tl]e great need of the gymnasium now is 
baths. These supplied, would increase the 
effectiveness of the exercise twofold. 
Equipped with everything else necessary 
for effective work, it needs only the addi- 
tion of the shower baths to be as efficiently 
equipped gymnasium as one may wish. 


It was my good fortune to be a mem- 
ber of an excursion party which recently 
visited the Coal Creek mines. 

There were 148 in the party which left 
Knoxville on the 12th of last July, not quite 
two months after that terrible explosion 
which was one of the most horrible in all 
mining history. 

We visited the Thistle Mine first, and saw 
where all of the bodies of the men who were 
killed in that terrible explosion of May 19, 
were brought out and prepared for burial. 

After looking around at this mine for 
a short time we went back to the Frater- 
ville mine. 

Before going up to the mine, however, 
we went down to the grove near the mine, 
and ate the lunch which we had brought 
with us. 

After lunch we were favored by an ad- 
dress upon the geology of this section by 
Prof. Collier Cobb, geologist of tin: Uni- 
versity of North Carolina. He stated that, 
on our trip, we had passed over the rock 
formations of the time from the Lower 
Cambrian, or early rocks, up to the car- 
boniferous or recent forms of life. He ex- 
plained how the history of the earth is writ- 
ten in the rocks which are arranged like 
the leaves of a book, and how, in passing 
over the section on our trip, we found the 
leaves of the book all present, and arranged 
in their proper places — a condition which 
exists in only one other place in America. 

Major Camp. President of the Coal 
Creek Coal Company, then gave a brief 
history of the mines, and referred to the 
fatal explosion which had recently hap- 

pened. He ^aid that the Fraterville mine- 
was older than the Thistle mine, having 
been opened about thirty years ago. Both 
of these mines have always been considered 
perfectly safe, and no accident has ever 
happened in either of them up to the 10th 
of last May, when the explosion already re- 
ferred to occurred. The real cause of this 
explosion, he said, is not definitely known, 
and may always remain a mystery. \\ e 
now wen: up to the mine, and the cars 
which are used to bring the coal out of the 
mine were fitted up as passenger cars 
for us. 

About twenty-five of the cars were used, 
and after loading two passengers into each 
car. the signal to start was given. 

Tf you have a vivid imagination you may 
be able to imagine in a feeble way how the 
first delegation of us, only a very few of 
whom had ever seen a coal mine before, 
Lit as we left the bright sunshine and the 
balmy air, and entered the dark, damp coal 
mine, where we were compelled to stoop 
over most of the way as we sat in the cars, 
to avoid a fracture of the skull. The tunnel 
was so narrow that we could touch the 
walls on both sides with the outstretched 
hands. We thought of the terrible fate 
winch had befallen so many miners a few 
weeks before. 

We passed over one place, about 3.800 
feet from the entrance of the mine, where 
twentv-seven bodies were found, some of 
which had been blown nearly three hundred 

There are white figures on the walls of 
the mine to show the number of hundred 
feet from the entrance. 

There are two electric wires running 
along the wall of the mine, and the miner, 
bv taking a steel rod and connecting" the 
two wires, may ring a bell in the engine- 
room, and thus signal to the engineer. 

Tlie cable [hie extends into the mine for 
about a mile. At this point we were from 
five hundred feet to six hundred feet below 
the surface of the ground. 



The mine extends another mile beyond 
here, and those of us who went to the end 
of the mine took separate cars drawn by 

In going to the end of the mine where 
the miners were digging the coal we passed 
through doors which are used to regulate 
the draft and thus ventilate the different 
parts of the mine. Small boys are stationed 
here to open and close these doors. 

Although this mine has been operated 
for thirty years, and it extends into the 
earth for a distance of two miles, it is es- 
timated that there is coal enough, and that 
the mine may be successfully and profit- 
ably operated for ten or twelve years more. 

We saw where the bodies of the dead 
miners were found, and we also saw the 
tablet upon which some of them wrote 
when they realized that they would never 
again go out of the mine alive. 

The explosion occurred at 7:30 A.M., 
and there is evidence that some of the men 
iiveci until about 2:30 P. M. (since 2 o'clock 
and 2:15 were written on some of the let- 
ters of the imprisoned miners), each wait- 
ing iii turn for ihe deadly afterdamp to 
overtake him. 

Some of us took away specimens of coal 
from the places in the mine where the ex- 
plosion occurred and where the bodies of 
the dead miners were found. 

There were 1S4 miners killed in the ter- 
rible explosion of May 19, and as we were 
leaving the mine we met Mr. N. G. 
V. oods, a man who is about seventy vears 
old, and who has worked about the mine 
for thirty years. He lost a brother, a son, 
a grandson and four nephews by the ex- 
plosion. An old widow lady lost five sons 
and two sons-in-law. 

It was rather late when we returned to 
Knoxville, but we knew very much more 
about the mining of coal and the dangers 
attending ; t than we had ever known be- 
fore. G. 


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Such boys will iind their "whims" (if 
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that because we are the lead- 
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that our stock is not adapted 
to the needs and ability of all. 
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President, and Professor of the English Language and 
Literature and of the Spanish Language. 


Emeritus Professor of Mental and Moral Science. 


Professor of Mathematics. 

Principal of the Preparatory Department and Professor of 
the Science and Art of Teaching. 


Professor of the Latin Language and Literature. 


Bookkeeping and English. 


Chemistry and Physics. 

History and English Literature. 


English Branches. 

French and German. 




Biology and Geology. 


English Branches. 


Piano, Voice and Theory. 




Painting and Drawing. 



Physical Director. 


Military Instructor. 


The College offers nine groups of studies 
leading to the degree of A.B. , and also a Teach- 
er's Course. The curriculum embraces the various 
branches of Science, Language, Literature, His- 
tory and Philosophy usually embraced in such 
courses in the leading colleges in the country. 
There are also Art and Music departments. 


The location is very healthful. The community 
is noted for its high morality. Seven churches. 
No saloons in Blount county. Six large college 
buildings, bes : des the President's house and two 
other residences. The halls heated by steam and 
lighted by electricity. A system of waterworks. 
Campus of 250 acres. The college under the care 
of the Synod of Tennessee. Full corps of 
instructors. Careful supervision. Study of the 
Sacred Scriptures. Four literary societies. Rhe- 
torical drill. The Lamar library of more than 
10,000 volumes. Text-book loan libraries. 

For Catalogues, Circulars or Other Information, address 

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Manager of the Co-operative Boarding Club. 


Assistant Manager of the Co-operative 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. 

The endowment of $225,000 reduces the ex- 
penses to low figures. The tuition is only $6.00 
a term or $18.00 a year. Room rent, light and 
heat bills, in Baldwin Hall (for young ladies) and 
Memorial Hall (for young men) is only $7.00 to 
$9.00 for the fall term, $5.00 to $7.00 for the win- 
ter term, and $3.00 to $4.00 for the spring term, 
according to the location of the rooms. ACo- 
operative Laundry has been established. Instru- 
mental music at low rates. Twenty lessons in 
painting, $10.00. Boabd at Co-operativf. 
Boarding Club only about $1.35 a Week. 
Young ladies may reduce even this cost by work 
in the club. In private families beard is from 
$2.00 to $2.50. Other expenses are correspond- 
ingly low. Total expenses, $75.00 to $125\00 Ja 

The Winter term opens January (>, 1903; the 
Spring term, March 13, 1903. 

Maryville College Monthly 

Volume V. 


Number 2. 


I mind not the turmoil of battle, 

Ah, no ! nor the fiery strife, 
For over its roar and its rattle 

New love has come into my life. 

And yet, before 
I thought there was not a crevice more 
Into which the wine of life might pour. 

Lo, utterly weary, disheartened, 
Soul-sick, I followed the strife ; 

But then — ah, thanks for Thy mercy ! — 
New love came into my life ! 

And now, so sweet 
I feel the load lift from these tired feet 
As the heart throbs "Love !" with quick- 
ened beat. 

Alone ? That is true ; but not lonely. 

Careworn? And glad the same hour. 
Ask me no more. I know only 

More love means always more power. 

I mind not the turmoil of battle. 

Ah, no ! nor the fiery strife, 
For over the roar and the rattle. 

New love has come into my life. 


"Please finish the story, Uncle Jack." 

"What story, Midget?" I asked, looking 
down at my little seven-year- old niece, who 
was climbing up on my knee. 

" "Bout the Princess Isling." 

"Well," I began, "the Princess Isling 
had just made a three-base hit, and" — 

"Now, Uncle Jack, please tell it right," 
pleaded the child, so I started all over, and 
told her one of those stories children so 
much like to hear, and that I had told her 
a dozen times before. 

But as I talked on about that imaginary 
princess, the picture of a real princess rose 

before me, and my mind went back to the 
summer of 1895, when I, at that time a 
young man of twenty-eight, first met the 
Princess Phyadra of Fpodonia. 

My chum, Harvey B/ighton, and I were 
the guests of Mrs. Bataillee, a charming 
American woman, who had made her home 
in Epodonia for a number of years. Her 
husband and my father had been college 
friends, and when she knew that Brighton 
and I were touring Italy, she insisted that 
we spend a month at her villa, nestled 
under the foot of the Alps, in this secluded 
province of that beautiful and romantic 

There was quite a colony of Americans 
in Nassano, and the presence of two 
strangers in that quiet town was sufficient 
signal for a series of social functions and 
festivities that, to two young men travel- 
ing as we were, seemed quite flattering. 

On the night of our arrival Mrs. Bataillee 
had arranged a reception for us, and that 
night 1 met Miss Amelia Lithrow, who, 
Mrs. Bataillee told me, was staying with 
her for the summer. Who she was or 
what, further than that, she did not say, 
but she was a beautiful and vivacious girl, 
and as we were living under the same roof, 
it is not surprising that during the weeks 
that followed Miss Lithrow and I were 
much together. 

From the first I was captivated, and 
whether we were together or whether I 
was alone, I could see those large brown 
eyes looking at me from under long black 
lashes ; I could see her beautiful oval face, 
with its rich oiive complexion, framed in 
a wealth of soft black hair; I could see 
her graceful figure and stately walk as 
she entered the dining-room or strolled 
through the garden. How my fancy ran 
riot, as I built huge castles in the air, with 
myself a ruling prince and Miss Lithrow 



a fair princess, whom I should win and 
bring to my castle. Ah, children are not 
the only ones who are interested in fairy 
stories. How we all weave wonderful and 
fabulous situations in our dreams, only to 
have them crumble and fall, and leave us 
sorrowing and sick with disappointment ! 

Sometimes we drove out into the coun- 
trv together in one of Mrs. Bataillee's 
carriages ; sometimes we rode, cantering 
along the narrow, shady avenues, laughing 
and chatting, she never tiring of looking 
at and talking of the beautiful scenery, 
which would have been attractive to me 
also if 1 could possibly have seen anything 
else but her face. Sometimes we walked 
in the garden, or drifted dreamily upon 
the lake in the shade of the big trees which 
lined its banks. 

So the days sped by, and our visit of a 
month had lengthened to six weeks, when 
one dav Brighton said to me : "Jack, do 
ye*: remember that little dago, Count 
Pizagno, whom we met at Naples?" 

"Yes, perfectly well; he was the little 
dried-up old man with the parchment-like 
face, who made things very disagreeable 
for everybody who came in contact with 
him at the hotel." 

"Precisely ; and he is coming here next 

"You don't say! What is he doing in 
this part of the country?" 

"Well, now, Jack, you see what it is to 
be — , well, that is, you've been so taken up 
lately with private affairs that you have 
missed all the gossip. Why, the town is 
fairlv a-bnzz with it. The Count Pizagno 
is to marry the Princess Phyadra. The 
match was arranged by her father and the 
Count, and the young lady seriously ob- 
jected. Finding her father relentless, the 
Princess quietly slipped away, merely say- 
ing that she was going to visit some 
friends. It is rumored that the Princess 
is somewhere in this neighborhood, in 
hiding among her friends, and the Count, 
who is now on his way to Epodonia, is 

going to stop in Nassano for a few days 
to look for her." 

"Well, I can't blame her for trying to 
s^ive the Count the slip. His temper is as 
hot as tabasco sauce, to say nothing of the 
fact that he is at least three times as old 
as she is." 

Brighton asked me to say nothing about 
it at the house, and I promised I would 
not. Mrs. Bataillee's villa was at the ex- 
treme end of the town, in a large private 
park, and very secluded, and as the town 
had settled down again to its accustomed 
quiet, there were few visitors and little vis- 
iting, so that the news of Count Pizagno's 
coming was known to no one but Brighton 
and myself. 

I had not seen Miss Lithrow for two 
days, when, on coming out upon the piazza 
after lunch, I found her reading a maga- 
zine. She readily acquiesced when I sug- 
gested a sail. There was little wind, and 
we sailed lazily up the lake to a small 
island, where we stopped for an hour or 
more, to talk to the farmer who owned it 
and eat of the grapes from his luxuriant 
vineyards. It was late when we started 
back, and the sun was beginning to paint 
the sky with gorgeous colors. Deep purple 
clouds, all edged around with gold; bright 
crimson streaks, and clouds like tongues 
of flame, shifting and changing and grad- 
ually fading, as the softer glows of the set- 
ting sun crept in, enriching the beautiful 
landscape, and making a picture beyond 
the power of mortal to produce with the 
brush or describe with the pen. 

The grandeur of the scene impressed us 
both, and we sailed back almost in silence. 
I was thinking of how I should ask her to 
leave that beautiful country and go with 
me far away across the ocean to America, 
and she was thinking — I know not what, 
nor ever will, for a little later, as we walked 
up through the trees to the house together, 
a servant met us, and handed her a note. 
She opened it, and as she read the contents 
her face grew pale, then without a word 



we went into the house. Mrs. Bataillee 
met us in the hall, also pale but quite calm. 
She drew me into the study, and, closing 
the door, told me what had happened. 

The next day Mrs. Bataillee and Miss 
Lithrow left on the morning train. 
Brighton and I also left in the afternoon, 
and ten days later we were on our way to 

Miss Lithrow was the Princess Phyadra 
of Epodonia. Jack. 


Many a lovely flower has faded, 
Tended not with needful care ; 

Many a soul's best gift has withered 
Sleeping on unheeded there. 

Tend the plant or it will wither, 

Feed the soul or it will die ; 
Prune it, and a grateful harvest 

Will reward thee by and by. 

Soul powers are "the gift within thee,' 
Richly, then, hast thou been blest ; 

Fail not in thy spirit's training, 
Be not false to thy behest. 

Fill thy years with truest living, 

Rich reward will then await thee 
In the harvest of the sky. 



Last summer the Y. M. C. A. was en- 
abled to furnish partly the reading-room of 
Bartlett Hall, and at the opening of the 
term the Association could offer to the 
young men of the College a pleasant and 
attractive place, where they might spend 
an hour in reading, or in conversation, or 
engage in a social game. 

The reading-room and game-room is no 
longer an experiment in city Y. M. C. A. 
work ; nor is this idea a new one in col- 
lege Associations. But considering the 
conditions as they exist in our own Col- 
lege — the Lamar Library, with its supply 
of papers and current magazines, and the 

obligations and duties winch devolve es- 
pecially upon all students — judging from 
external standpoints, it was perhaps ques- 
tionable as to the real need and advisability 
of a reading-room in Bartlett Hall. And 
when the time came that the Y. M. C. A. 
could take up this department of work, 
there came to the minds of those most in- 
terested the difficulties that would natu- 
rally arise in connection with a public read- 
ing-room in an educational institution, and 
the problems that might prove hard to be 
solved. After two months, during which 
the reading-room has been in use, we are 
prepared to make a statement as to the 
results of this experiment. 

Before doing so let us notice some of 
the principles upon which the of 
the parlor and game room are working. 

It is believed that in every boy, no mat- 
ter how rough and uncouth he may be, 
there is that inherent sense of the fitness 
of things that compels him to respond to 
the influences of his environment. It is the 
testimony of ever}' one's experience that 
pleasant and cheerful surroundings encour- 
age the better tendencies of our nature. 
Many of the Maryville College boys do 
not have their rooms as attractively fur- 
nished as the home which they have left, 
partly because they are unable to have 
them so, more perhaps because they have 
not the taste and inclination to make them 
so. An hour spent in a place as inviting 
and pleasant as the rooms in Bartlett Hall 
might be made, could not but have a good 
moral effect upon any one. This is the 
theory. As a matter of fact and practice, 
we have observed — whatever may be said 
to the contrary — that a young man in- 
stinctively reaches for his hat on entering 
a homelike room ; that he does not scuffle 
his feet so energetically on a finished or 
carpeted floor as he does on the rough 
planks of the sidewalks or dormitory, and 
that he gauges the tone of his voice so that 
to some extent it is in harmony with his 
surroundings. The idea of the ideal parlor 



and reading-room scheme is to provide a 
place where, in the temptations that come, 
there will be at least a reminder of the 
home which has been left, and the re- 
straints and influences of that home life. 
But in realization this is in the future. To 
attain this end will require several hun- 
dreds of dollars yet unsecured to put these 
rooms into proper condition. 

But again — a matter more important — 
these rooms may be made the basis of op- 
eration for personal Christian work. The 
success of this depends upon tact, and the 
ability of the personal workers to appre- 
ciate every advantage. The reading-room 
or parlor is a place where you may induce 
a man to go who will not go to a religious 
meeting. But a step has been made, a 
point has been gained, when a man of this 
kind habitually visits the reading-room. 
He has at least stepped within the vesti- 
bule, if he has not consented to enter the 
inner door to the life of spiritual things. 

Finally, there is an object of the read- 
ing-room which, if not the most impor- 
tant, is the one in which the greatest re- 
sults are attained. The parlor, game-room 
and reading-room turn the non-Christian 
man with favor toward the Y. M. C. A. 
There is an important point here. In most 
of the interests of the Association the man 
who is not a Christian has no part. The 
Y. M. C. A. means nothing to him if all 
that is offered is religious meetings and 
Christian work. He does not profess to 
be a Christian ; as a rule, he is not a re- 
ligious man. So the nearest he can get is 
a place as a spectator. He is an outsider. 
But here in the reading-room is a common 
meeting ground. The privileges here are 
his equally with the Christian, and yet this 
is a part of the whole, and he has a part 
in it. So he becomes an interested party 
in the Y. M. C. A. He does not forget that 
he owes it to the work of Christian men 
for these privileges which he enjoys ; and 
it is the exception if one who has been 
offered, and who has accepted, benefit and 

enjoyment from the Y. M. C. A. turns and 
speaks a word against the organization. 
The Association is seeking to make every 
man as nearly a full member as his life and 
profession in spiritual things admits. The 
men of the Association are seeking (with- 
out lowering the standards so that they 
conform to those of the world) to show 
those who are not Christians that they are 
glad to take a part and an interest with 
them in those things which the non-Chris- 
tian can engage in; and if he can not or 
will not enter the religious meeting, they 
are willing to meet him on middle ground. 
This spirit has won many a strong friend 
to the Association and many to the Chris- 
tian life. 

But this is the ideal and what may be. 
We were to speak of the real and what is. 
Briefly summing up the results of the 
reading-room experiment, we may say : 

First — It is used. The money placed in 
furnishings is not lying idle. The papers 
on the table and the books in the library 
are read. The games are in use dining 
recreation hours. As bad weather pre- 
vents outdoor sports, the demand here will 
be greater. 

Second — These rooms are frequented by 
non-Christian men, the very class the As- 
sociation desires to reach. 

Third — There has arisen no difficulty in 
regard to discipline. There has not been 
the need of authority in any particular. 
No rule has been necessary. 

A word may be spoken here for those 
who are able and may be willing to help in 
the further equipment of these rooms. The 
especial need now is for books, papers and 
magazines. While it is true that there are 
abundant supplies of reading matter in the 
College Library, the purpose of literature 
in the Association reading-room is not so 
much for study or reference as for the en- 
tertainment 'of those who frequent these 
rooms. Subscriptions to magazines or 
papers are solicited. Books which apply 
to the life of young men are especially ac- 



■ceptable. Mr. Gillingham is chairman of 
the committee who has this work in hand, 
and any aid or suggestion that will assist 
this committee to secure this needed litera- 
ture will be appreciated by the young men 
of the Association. F. F. S. 


The Conference was opened with an ad- 
dress by Dr. McDowell, of New York. He 
•addressed us on the theme of the Confer- 
ence, which may be found in John ii. 5 : 
"Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it ;" 
and I have no doubt many asked them- 
selves the question that night : "Am I will- 
ing to do whatsoever he saith?" 

He followed this talk the next morning 
with an address upon the passage : "Search 
me, O God, and know my heart ; try me 
and know my thoughts, and see if there be 
any wicked way in me."' 

Sunday evening we had welcome ad- 
dresses from the State secretaries, travel- 
ing secretaries and leaders of the Confer- 
ence. One of the most impressive things, 
to me, at that meeting was what Miss Mil- 
ham, the leader of the Missionary Confer- 
ence, said. The statement was this : "God 
will hold us responsible for what he can 
do through us." I don't think I had ever 
thought of it in that way before. Have 
you ? Are we doing all we are able to do ? 
That is what it means, "God will hold us 
responsible for what he can do through 

Beginning on Monday morning, the 
mornings were divided into three parts. 
Half-past eight to half-past nine was the 
time for the Student Conference ; half- 
half-past ten to half-past eleven, the Mis- 
sionary Conference. At the Student Con- 
ference the Associations were discussed, 
and the best ways and means of carrying 
on the Associations. I think every part 
was touched on — the religious meetings, 
finances and suggestions given for all the 
•different committees. 

The Bible study was one of the most 
interesting features of the Conference. 
Miss Blodget, the teacher of the Bible 
class, has for some time made a specialty 
of Bible teaching, and she made our study 
there indeed very interesting. We studied 
"The Acts of the Apostles" according to 
Burton, the same book we use in our Asso- 
ciation this year. 

One of the strongest features of our 
work is the city extension work ; and the 
part at the Conference which appealed to 
me more than any other one thing was the 
talks Miss Helen Barns gave on the work 
that is being done in that direction. Here 
the Y. W. C. A.s are doing a great work. 
The secretaries go to the owners of these 
factories, and in a great many cases have 
succeeded in getting longer rest hours for 
the girls, in getting the places cleaned and 
something warm for them to eat. The sec- 
retaries go and talk to the girls quite often 
at the noon hour, and many have been con- 
verted at those meetings. In these places 
the Y. W. C. A.s have "settlements," and 
there they have suitable entertainment, and 
also have night schools. 

The Missionary Conference, under Miss 
Milham, was intensely interesting during 
the whole session. It was taken up prin- 
cipally with plans for meetings, how to get 
people interested, and urging of mission 
study. Three questions might be asked; 
the first, Is there any real need in the mis- 
sion field? the second, What has been ac- 
complished? and the third, What is your 
and my responsibility? 

The principal speakers of the Conference 
were Mr. Robert E. Speer, Rev. J. Timothy 
Stone and Rev. Richard O. Flinn. 

One whole day was given to the reports 
from the different Associations. The spirit 
of progress and of interest shown by the 
young women of our Southern colleges 
was very marked. Fifty-two were repre- 
sented by two hundred and six delegates. 
The Georgia State Normal and Industrial 
College had eleven delegates, the largest 



delegation. There was an increase of dele- 
gates over last year of seventy. 

The work of the Y. W. C. A. is a grand 
work, and the greatest part of it is that 
slow individual growth which we can 
scarcely perceive, yet which is surely pre- 
paring us for greater things. 

Nancy Virginia Gardner. 


Your committee, appointed to visit 
Maryville College, begs leave to submit 
the following report : 

Your committee did not attend the ex- 
amination and exhibition exercises of 
Commencement Week, thinking it wiser 
to postpone such visitation until after the 
opening of the fall term, and to a time 
when the classes would be engaged in their 
regular work, so that its report might pre- 
sent to the Synod the condition and pros- 
pects of the College up to date. 

Accordingly all the members of your 
committee visited the College last week, 
and besides inspecting the grounds and 
buildings, meeting with the teachers and 
officers personally, mingling with the stu- 
dents on the campus, reviewing their ath- 
letic and military exercises and sampling 
the boarding-hall fare, spent one whole day 
examining the work of the College, be- 
ginning with the chapel exercises in the 
morning, then visiting the various depart- 
ments and classes, and closing with the 
college prayer meeting at night, the result 
being that they were both physically and 
spiritually refreshed. 

The Plant. — To at least one member of 
your committee, who was not as familiar 
with the conditions at Maryville, the loca- 
tion and extent of the grounds, the num- 
ber and capacity of the buildings — includ- 
ing the main building, science hall, library, 
Y. M. C. A. building, boarding hall, dor- 
mitories, professors' houses and Presi- 
dent's residence — and the improvements 
being carried forward on the campus, 

largely by the employment of student 
labor, were a revelation. 

The Student Body. — The number of stu- 
dents enrolled this year is already three 
hundred. This is an increase of twenty- 
five per cent, over the enrollment of last 
year at the end of the first month. New 
students are coming in almost daily, and 
if a proportionate increase is realized in 
the accessions expected after Christmas, 
the total enrollment for the year will prob- 
ably reach four hundred and fifty. It is 
worthy of note that while the general in- 
crease is twenty-five per cent, over last 
year, the College classes proper have in- 
creased thirty-three per cent. Twenty- 
one States are represented in the student- 
body, with representatives from the Trans- 
vaal, India and Mexico. 

The Faculty. — The Faculty consists of 
the President and fifteen professors and 
instructors. In every department there is 
manifest not only a high order of scholar- 
ship, but aptness to teach, the use of wisely 
chosen methods, earnestness of purpose, 
thoroughness, and painstaking interest in 
the pupils as individuals. The fact that 
several of the professors are taking extra 
classes, outside of their special depart- 
ments, in the interests of economy, while 
most commendable in them, indicates a 
situation that the friends of the College 
should seek to relieve as speedily as pos- 
sible. Another suggestion is, that the 
President, whose presence, wisdom, work 
and influence are in evidence everywhere, 
should be relieved of a large part of the 
class-room work that now falls to his lot. 

The Religious Life of the College. — 
There is a moral and religious tone in the 
very atmosphere of the College which is 
quite perceptible even to the chance vis- 
itor, and which tells most decidedly upon 
the lives of the students who come to live 
in it. The Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. 
are important factors in the life of the Col- 
lege. Of the more than one hundred and 
fifty who voluntarily attended the College 



prayer meeting last Tuesday night, all but 
a very few were professing Christians, and 
one of these few, a Boer from far-away 
South Africa, then gave himself to Christ. 
The meeting was marked by revival inter- 
est, and we learned that the same interest 
marks nearly all of the meetings. 

Needs. — Colleges are always in need, 
and the iarger they grow and the more 
prosperous they become, the greater their 
needs. The imperative needs are two: I. 
Increased endowment. The endowment of 
at least one additional professorship is an 
urgent necessity. 2. Increased contribu- 
tions to the Students' Help Fund. A very 
large proportion of the students who come 
to Maryville are obliged to work their way 
through college, in part at least. Very 
little financial aid is given to students ex- 
cept in the way of wages paid for work. 
The girls are given work in the boarding 
hall and the boys in the various other 
buildings and on the grounds, making 
drains, roads and beautifying the campus. 
For tins work they are paid out of the 
Students' Help Fund. Manual training, 
which is coming to be regarded as a most 
important factor in education, has for 
years been a feature of the training at 
Maryville. There is work to do, and the 
students are eager to get the work to do. 
The attendance could be greatly increased 
if there was money available with which 
to pay them for their work. 

Altogether the impression made upon 
your committee is that Maryville College 
is having one of the best, if not the best, 
year in its history — a splendid indorse- 
ment of its management, and a ground of 
hope that it has just entered upon a new 
era of prosperity and enlarged usefulness. 
John M. Richmond, Chairman. 

Two hundred course tickets have been 
sold in the College and town for a series 
of four entertainments to be given this 
fail and winter. 


To me, coming from a small college like 
Maryville, and never having seen anything 
more spectacular in the football line than 
the comparatively minor games between 
the U. of T. and the U. of X. C. and 
others of that class, it was pretty much of 
a revelation to see what the game really 
amounts to in a great university, and I 
have thought that the readers of The 
Monthly might be interested in a descrip- 
tion of football as it exists in the Middle 
West to-day. 

The athletic affairs of the Western col- 
leges are headed by the Western Athletic 
Conference, or "Big Nine," as it is called, 
consisting of the L T niversities of Michigan, 
Chicago, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illi- 
nois, Northwestern, Indiana and Purdue. 
1 ne last four are not generally considered 
as prominent factors in the fight for the 
championship, and it is among the five first 
named that the battle is usually waged. 
Of course it is impossible for all the 
stronger teams to meet each other in one 
season, and for this reason for the past 
two vears the championship has been un- 
decided ; but as a rule all the possible 
rivals endeavor to meet and settle the dis- 
puted question. So that every year it is 
toward one game in particular that the 
eyes of the West are turned. In 1900 it 
was the Michigan-Iowa game, last year it 
was the Wisconsin-Minnesota game, and 
this vear the Wisconsin-Michigan game. 
which was played at Chicago on Novem- 
ber T. Tt is as bearing on this game in 
particular that this article is written. It 
probably provoked the most interest of any 
game ever played in the West. Both Uni- 
versities, with equally good claims, had 
laid claim to the championship the year 
before. Each had a famous coach, with a 
marvelous record of successful teams be- 
hind them. Both were acknowledged by 
critics to be the strongest teams in the 
West this vear. And so it was naturallv 



to be expected, as it came to pass, that 
sporting critics from all parts of the coun- 
try came to witness it. The greatest out- 
pouring of alumni that the Universities 
had ever seen were there, and the coach of 
every college and high school team that 
was not playing that day brought his team 
with him to show them the most highly 
developed form of the game. 

The planning for a great football game 
like this begins the year before, when the 
game is scheduled, the place of meeting 
agreed upon, etc., and the men of the ath- 
letic management begin to scurry around 
the State in search of the best high school 
stars to be found. The real work, how- 
ever, begins about ten days before the fall 
opening, when the candidates assemble to 
commence active training. The candidates 
at first number about sixty, and gradually 
drop off until there are about thirty left to 
constitute the squad for the year. The 
men in charge are the head coach, usually 
one or two assistant coaches', and a trainer, 
who looks after the physical condition of 
the men, conducts the training table, etc., 
and who is really one of the most impor- 
tant factors in the development of the 
team, as the best of team work will not last 
unless the men are in good physical trim. 
In addition to these men, there are the 
graduate manager, with two student as- 
sistant managers, the rubbers and other 

For the first two or three weeks the 
practice is usually open, but as team play 
is begun to be developed, the gates are 
closed and the practice is secret, except 
on one or two days of the week, when the 
students are allowed to enter and look on 
at the regular scrimmage. Two hours and 
a half of hard work every afternoon are 
given the men, with a scheduled game 
every Saturday, until about ten days from 
the big event, when the really hard train- 
ing of the season begins. Then the flood 
of coaches begins to pour in, men who 
have earned the right to wear their "Var- 

sity initial in many hard-fought battles on 
the gridiron, and who are loyal enough to 
their alma mater to give up a few days of 
their time to the drilling of her football 
squad. There are coaches for the guards, 
the tackles, the ends, the backs, for every 
position. Some of' them devote their time 
to the scrubs, drilling them in the style of 
play anticipated to be used by the enemy. 
Others direct the work of the "Varsity," 
teaching them to tackle low, to charge fast, 
to follow the ball, and all the other details, 
which are hammered into the Freshman 
candidate's mind. The work continues 
throughout the whole time between 3 
o'clock and 6, and in addition signal prac- 
tice is held in the gymnasium for an hour 
every evening. 

The enthusiasm of the students now be- 
gins to break out. Almost every night a 
crowd of them can be seen down town 
marching around, yelling and singing foot- 
bail songs. On one night the Sophomores 
will hold a mass meeting and parade, the 
next night the Engineers, then the Laws, 
each with its own band and songs appro- 
priate to the occasion. Finally on some 
evening of the last week before the game 
the big mass meeting is held in the gym- 
nasium, where every one attends, and en- 
thusiasm has full play. The yells are given, 
songs for the game are practiced, favorite 
professors and prominent alumni are called 
upon for speeches, and when the team 
marches into the room after their regular 
evening signal practice in the baseball cage 
above, the crowd goes wild. Men jump 
upon chairs, hats are thrown into the air, 
and a perfect bedlam of noise greets them. 
Every member of the squad, from the head 
coach to the little "jay" rubber, is called to 
the platform and given an ovation, and 
when the Captain is called upon for a 
speech, and after waiting five minutes for 
the noise to subside, says in a quiet way 
that "We are not going to Chicago to be 
beaten," one would think, from the ap- 
plause, that he had delivered an oratorical 


Friday the entire squad goes to Chicago, 
and Saturday morning the band, with 
every student who can beg, borrow or 
steal the money for a ticket, with pennants 
flying and megaphones roaring, leaves for 
the scene of battle on two special trains. 
Permission has been obtained from the 
Chief of Police of Chicago for a parade, 
and with the band in front the whole crowd 
of rooters marches up to the hotel where 
the team is quartered. 

During the morning the town is lively. 
Men are running to this hotel and that, 
seeing friends and seeking bets. The team 
is kept in a quiet part of the hotel, and 
every effort is made to keep the minds of 
the men from the game and ward off the 
feeling of nervousness which must come 
if they are allowed to think of how much 
depends on them. Games are played, songs 
sung, droll speeches made, anything to 
make them think of something else. 

P>y noon the twenty thousand dollars or 
so (which was really the amount of money 
computed to have been lost on that game) 
is up, and the crowd repairs to Marched 
field, where the game is to be played. The 
scene there is a thrilling one. On one side 
stretches a long line of bleachers, resplen- 
dent with the blue and maize of Michigan. 
On the other side is a similar line, with the 
cardinal of Wisconsin blazing forth. In 
front of every section are men with base- 
ball bats in their hands, who, beating time 
with these, lead the songs and yells. The 
two crowds sit there, defiantly yelling at 
each other, each trying to outdo the other, 
for to win the rooting part of a game is 
half the glory. Then a roar sounds from 
the Michigan stands, and the Michigan 
band marches upon the field, marches 
around once, and takes its place in the 
stands. Then a similar shout from the 
Wisconsin side, and their band performs 
like evolutions. Then on the eastern side 
of the gridiron pandemonium breaks loose, 
and the Michigan team trots upon the 
field, headed by the great Yost, the old 

LaFayette end, and the men divide and 
begin to punt and drop-kick the ball. Then 
the Wisconsin stands shake with noise, and 
their learn comes running in, at their head 
the renowned Phil. King, the greatest 
quarter-back Princeton ever had. 

While the teams are practicing the Cap- 
tains have decided the toss, and the men 
now line up for the kick-off. There is a 
moment of intense silence all over that vast 
amphitheater as the referee calls to the 
two Captains. He blows his whistle, the 
full-back steps up a pace cr two, his foct 
strikes the ball, and the game is on, with 
twenty thousand people in the stands hang- 
ing breathless upon the outcome. The 
fight is waged in the middle of the field 
for a time, and then is suddenly shifted to 
the Badger goal line. Then to the men 
struggling down in the arena come across 
the field the cheers of their supporters. 
From the cardinal bleachers comes the 
agonized roar in concerted measure, led 
by the yell masters : "Hold 'em ! Hold 
'em!" From the blue and maize comes 
the exultant shout: "Tear 'em up, Mich!" 

The teams pause but a moment before 
the final struggle. From the Michigan 
side of the field a band attired in blue uni- 
form with maize stripes hurls derision. 

"Ain't it a shame!" fanfares the band. 
"A measly shame," chorus thousands of 
voices. Pack from the west another band 
answers with "Hot Time," and the refrain 
is shouted across the field by defiant 
voices : 

"For when we hit their line, they'll have 
no line at all ; 

There'll be a hot time in Wisconsin to- 

While band is answering band the ball 
advances another five yards, and the car- 
dinal is at the last ditch. A monument of 
monuments in football history making has 
come. A white-faced boy in the Wisconsin 
stands, who has staked his last cent on the 
result, is swearing wildly, and the escort 
of the vonntr lady in front of him is Irvine 



'to shut him up, but no one notices them. 
Even the bands forget to crash. The half- 
back is called on for the last advance. 
There is a crash from men rushing to- 
gether, a moment when the mass remains 
stationary, a waver of the cardinal line, 
and the ball is over. 

The game is won, for though the teams 
struggle on for an hour more, neither can 
cross the coveted goal line. 

At dusk the two crowds surge out of the 
gates, the one wild with joy, to celebrate 
for the rest of the night, and then go back 
and tell the story of how it was done to 
the fellows who stayed at home ; the other 
to go home and try to forget it all. 

The teams leave the field, one to return 
home to a month more of conquest and a 
glorious record at the end of it ; the other 
to go back and train to win the rest of the 
games on its schedule, and nothing more. 
The game is over, and a championship has 
been lost and a championship won. 

Madison, Wis. John E. Tracy, 'oi. 


There certainly has been "something 
doing" in Maryville College athletics dur- 
ing the past six weeks : In football, four 
first team games, one second team game, 
two games by the "fourth" team; in ten- 
nis, a warmly contested tournament; and 
the organization of the Athletic Associa- 
tion on a firm, substantial basis, with an 
even hundred members and $75 in the 
treasury. The above is a brief resume of 
the athletic work of the past six weeks, and 
certainly it is a record of which Maryville 
students may well be proud. But the good 
record of the football team and the impetus 
given to athletics are not for this fall only. 
The tide has turned now. Next fall the 
team will be reorganized, with the many 
old players of this year who will return, 
and a team will result that will bid the 
U. of T. look well to her laurels as cham- 
pion of East Tennessee. Xo more will 
ten-cent games and a mediocre team be 

known on the Hill. Maryville is headed 
for the front, and it is only a question of 
a year or two until the orange and garnet 
will be carried to victory on the best grid- 
irons in Tennessee. 

Space will not permit of an extended 
write-up of each game, but the following 
brief mention of each game may be made : 


The first game of the season was played 
on October 6. The Baker-Himel School of 
Knoxville furnished the opposing eleven. 
Tn about twenty-five minutes of play out of 
two fifteen-minute halves Maryville scored 
three touch-downs, failing to kick goal in 
each case, leaving the score 5 to o in favor 
of Marvville. 

The second game, on October 18, was 
the result of a combination of circum- 
stances, which resulted in Maryville play- 
ing the U. of T. first team, a thing un- 
thought of until the morning of the game. 
The game between the State Universities 
of Kentucky and Tennessee, which was 
scheduled for the afternoon of the above 
date, having been called off, Maryville's 
team was persuaded to sacrifice themselves 
in order that there might be a game that 
afternoon as advertised. So the Marvville 
team drove to Knoxville, jumped into the : r 
football suits, rushed to the field, and cold 
and stiff from their long ride, commenced 
to play. Tennessee made the first touch- 
down inside of one minute, but Maryville 
soon warmed up to the game, and the pre- 
dicted score of 60 to o dwindled to 34 to o 
in forty minutes of play. In this game 
Maryville 's star fullback, Newman, was put 
out of the game for the rest of the season 
by a broken collar-bone, while right half- 
back Joe Rodgers sustained a severely 
twisted knee. The Tennessee boys treated 
the Maryville team in a fine manner, and 
the game did much to bring about a better 





feeling in athletics between the two 


October 25 Manager Cooper brought 
the second team of the University of Ten- 
nessee to Maryville, where they were de- 
feated by a score of 5 to o. It was a close, 
hard game, and by some pronounced the 
closest and most exciting_ga«ie-ever played 
on the HT11. 


The last first-team game of the season 
was played November 1 with the Deaf and 
Dumb School of Knoxville. Maryville 
went into the game weaker than in any 
previous game, but nevertheless came off 
victorious by a score of 16 to 12. Both 
teams were very weak on the defense. In 
the first half Maryville could not stop the 
charges of their opponents, and was scored 
on twice, but in the second half their sav- 
age line-bucking could not be stopped by 
the Deaf and Dumb team, and three touch- 
downs were scored by Maryville. The 
right halfback of the Deaf and Dumb team 
had his collar-bone broken, and their full- 
back was put out of the game for slugging. 
This was a rough game, and all our play- 
ers suffered from injuries of some sort, al- 
though nothing serious is reported. One 
unpleasant feature of the game was the dis- 
pute about the score. When but a little 
over a minute remained to play, Marvville 
scored the winning touch-down on a fake 
play and run of sixty yards by Kelly. After 
the play was made the Deaf and Dumb 
team claimed (hat one of their players, 
Newell, had a broken leg, and that he was 
not in the last play, and that the touch- 
down should not be counted, but as this 
was only the first down after a kick-off, 
and as none of the deaf-mute plavers threw 
up their hands for time to be taken out, 
and further, as the man with the broken ( ?) 
leg walked to the gym. without help and 
later to the train, the action of the Deaf 

and Dumb team was so plainly a scheme 
to keep from being defeated that every one 
who saw the game says that it was fairly 
won by Maryville. 


On November 14 the Maryville second 
team went to Kjio?rviTle for a game with-. 
jjoe -High School there, and was defeated 
by a score of 12 to 5. Those who saw the 
game say that it was even closer and more 
exciting than the score would indicate, and 
that the teams practically played a tie 
game. With the exception of two players,. 
none on the second team had ever been in 
a game before, and were entirely untrained,. 
so that, everything considered, the result 
is not as unsatisfactory as it might seem. 

"our fourth team/ 
The football excitement on the Hill this- 
year is like an epidemic of the measles. 
None were spared. Even the youngsters, 
in knee pants organized, and in well exe- 
cuted plays, such as they picked up from 
the first team, they twice defeated a team 
from the local High School. 

"our players.'' 
Maryville's victorious team was com- 
posed of the following players : Center, 
Beeler; right guard, O. Henry, Goodlink,-. 
left guard, Cadle ; right tackle, Blair; left 
tackle, Taylor ; right end, Kelly, left end,. 
Hill ; quarter-back. Brown ; right half- 
back, Rogers, Funk ; left halfback, Hous- 
ton, D. Kellar ; full-back, Newman, J. 
Schell, The best players of each game 
would prcbably include all the back men. 
However, the line men must not be for- 
gotten because they play in a less conspic- 
uous position. In several games Cadle and 
Hcrry. downed the opposing winner with 
loss, while the opponents' have not been 
found yet who run over Blair and Taylor 
at tackle. Houston probably gained more 
distance for the team than any other one 



man, although Kelly and Hill are not far 
behind. Houston made five of the season's 
touch-downs, while Kelly has two to his 
credit. Brown was always in the game, 
and the -success of the team is largely due 
to him. 

The second team, which played the 
High School in Knoxville, was composed 
of the following players : Cochran, Smith, 
Mitchell, Jones, Johnston, Wilson, Mc- 
Cammey, Funk, Kellar, McReynolds and 


The tennis tournament, held during the 
first two weeks of November, resulted in 
the following winners : 

Mixed doubles, Miss Lord and Mr. Slo- 

Men's doubles, Pflanze and Lander. 

Ladies' doubles, Misses Gardener and 

The singles had not been decided when 
this is sent to the press. 


Hereafter Maryville will be a factor in 
intercollegiate football in Tennessee. 

Maryville stands for clean athletics. Put 
that down, will you? If rough work was 
started, it always came from the oppo- 
nents. We do not import men to play 
football, neither do we play people outside 
the school on the college team, but every 
man on the team was a bona fide student, 
taking full work, and here for his schooling 
and not for football. 

No team was found that could stop 
Houston through the right tackle. 

The College and team owe a vote of 
thanks to the Knoxville papers for plente- 
ous reference to"Maryville's strong team." 

We want $200 for a coach and $300 more 
for equipment for next fall. Tf you are a 
friend of this school and desire its success 
in this department as well as the rest, why 
not spend a few dollars on it? It is impos- 

sible to run a school the size of Maryville 
without a football learn. With good equip- 
ment, such as head, nose and shin guards, 
shoes and padded suits, the danger of per- 
manent injury are greatly lessened. If the 
school will have a team, why not have a 
good one? If the school will have a team, 
why not protect them as much as possible? 
Live hundred dollars will give Maryville a 
winning team next fall. We will have it 
in time; let's not delay, but put it in the 
field next fall. 


The Alpha Sigma Society has enjoyed a 
very prosperous term. We have more than 
quadrupled our membership. Members 
have come from the East and from the 
West, from the North and the South. 
Eleven States are represented, and one 
member from Mexico. The meetings have 
been well attended and the programs 
erTterer] into with the spirit that has al- 
ways been characteristic of the "Wise 
Brothers." The new members have caught 
the spirit of the brotherhood, and have 
taken hold of the work. Several impor- 
tant changes have been made, two of which 
are as follows : First, the Constitution was 
remodeled and better fits the needs of the 
Societv; second, another change, which 
has proven very helpful in making our pro- 
grams mere interesting, is that instead of 
onlv one debate and a long string of de- 
baters on each side, who rehash the argu- 
ments brought out by former speakers, to 
the weariness of the audience, we now have 
two or more debates. This has made the 
urograms more interesting, mere enter- 
taining, and better for speakers. 

For the coming term the following offi- 
cers were elected at the regular meeting, 
November 7: President, T. G. Brown:. 
Wee-President, J. M. Felknor ; Corre- 
sponding Secretary, Karl Green; Record- 
ing Secretary, A. W. Mays ; Censors. J. M. 
Mitchell, D. L. Crosth.vait; Captain J. B_ 



Maryville College Monthly. 

Vol. V. 

DEoEMBER, 1902. 

No. 2. 


Alpha Sigma 
Theta Epsilon, - 
Y. M. C. A. 
Y. W. C. A. - 
Business Manager, 

Subscription Managers 













Students, graduates and friends of the College are 
invit-d to contribute literary articles, personals and 
items of generul interest for publication. 
Subscription price, for seven numbers, SB cents. 
Address a'l communications to 

Maktville College Monthly, 

Maryville, Tenn. 

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

A Synodical 

The tendency of 
every small college is 
to overrate itself. Ig- 
norance of other schools on the part of the 
students, and personal interest on the part 
of the teachers combine to bring about this 
probably desirable and perfectly natural 
condition. One of the methods, however, 
by which students, teachers and patrons of 
any institution may obtain comparatively 
unbiased information is to read the reports 
of examining committees. At the meet- 
ing of the Synod of Tennessee at Chatta- 
nooga, last month. Dr. John M. Richmond, 
of Knoxville, as chairman of the Examin- 
ing Committee of Maryville College, gave 
his impressions of the facilities and quality 
of the work of cur College. This report 
is published in this issue, and deserves 
more than usual attention, because Dr. 
Richmond, with the committee, made more 
than a perfunctory visit to the College, and 
speaks from the wide experience of his 
educational as well as his ministerial work. 

Xot a football con- 

A Contest. test, but a prize story 

contest between the 

students of Southern colleges. We are in 

lege. Oxford, Ga., to join in such a move- 
ment. The Editorial Board of the Monthly 
has accepted the invitation on behalf of the 
students of Maryville, with two modifica- 
tions of the tentative plan sent to us. The 
plan, in brief, is to have as many Southern 
institutions as possible unite in a yearly 
contest. Each college is to choose in its 
own way one contestant, and the stories 
from the different colleges are to be for- 
warded by April 20th to a central com- 
mittee. This committee will award the 
prizes obtained from the dues of five dol- 
lars paid by each college. The Emory 
Phoenix of October, on our exchange 
table, has the outline of the proposed plan. 
Full particulars will be given if a sufficient 
number of colleges enter the contest, and 
in the meantime let our students get their 
hand in by writing for the Monthly's prizes 
as set forth in our last issue. 





More subscriptions. 

West Point uniforms. 

Tramps to the mountains. 

Have vou written that story? 

"I intend to study harder next term. 
With love to all. ." 

The Y. M. C. A. has raised $50 to sup- 
fort a native missionary worker in China. 

Professor Campbell, of Knoxville, gives 
his lessons on free-hand drawing to the 
students on each Wednesday morning. In 
the afternoon he has his private scholars 

receipt of an invitation from Emory Col- in painting. 



A cousin of Tobias Magana, a former 
student, is in college this year from 

One of our students, John Schemekl, 
was in the Boer war. He was captured at 
the fall of Pretoria, and can tell some 
thrilling experiences. 

Franklin, Gillingham, Dickie, Grau, 
Quist, McCaslin and Schell have preached 
as supplies this fall in churches in Blount, 
Knox, Monroe and Jefferson Counties. 

The order in which the literary societies 
give their mid-winter entertainments this 
year is as follows : Alpha Sigma and 
Athenian before the holidays ; Theta Ep- 
silon and Bainonian after the holidays. 

W. Powell Hale, of Jefferson City, re- 
cited Dickens' "Christmas Carol" in Bart- 
lett Auditorium Thursday night, Novem- 
ber 6. The entertainment was planned 
and arranged by Mrs.Gilman for the pur- 
pose of procuring medals for prizes in her 

Dr. S. W. Boardman is furnishing for 
the Newark, N. J., "Evening News" a 
weekly series of articles on "Great Ameri- 
cans." These articles are of great interest 
and written with the usual skill of our for- 
mer President, and may be found on file 
in the reading-room. 

There are fifty-six students rooming in 
Memorial Hall and fifty in Baldwin Hall. 
The indications for the second term are 
such that the Executive Committee has or- 
dered the unfurnished third floor of the 
annex of Baldwin Hall to be completed this 
fall. This will give ten more rooms for 
the girls. 

"I see Hunter has stopped college." 
'Yes, he made the football team, and that 

was his undoing. He was half-back in 
math., full-back in chemistry, and about a 
quarter-back in everything else on his card. 
Besides he refused to tackle back work, so 
there was nothing for the Faculty to do but 
to send him to the side-lines." — Ex. 

Illinois has a delegation of twelve stu- 
dents in College this fall ; Alabama and 
North Carolina six each ; Florida and 
West Virginia five each; Washington four; 
New York, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsyl- 
vania three each ; while the remaining 
twenty-two States represented, outside of 
Tennessee, have one or two each. 

Rev. AYallace B. Lucas, D.D., formerly 
Synodical Missionary of Western New 
York, and now pastor of the Park Place 
"Church of Chattanooga, lectured recently 
in the College chapel on the subjects, 
"Going Up to Jerusalem" and "Manners 
and Customs To-day as Illustrating Bible 
Teaching.'' Dr. Lucas traveled in Pales- 
tine several years ago, and is a very inter- 
esting speaker. He illustrated his second 
lecture vividly with the costumes of that 

Tom Brown went out to "scope" last year 

Way up in Old Virgin ; 
He thought he'd make a fortune clear 

As slick as anything. 

But when the counting day came round 

The tables all were turned ; 
For with his empty purse he found 

Experience he had learned. 

On account of the sickness of her son, 
Mrs. A. A. Wilson, the manager of the 
Co-operative Boarding Club, handed in her 
resignation last month. The Faculty in 
accepting it put on record their apprecia- 
tion of her ability and faithfulness in suc- 
cessfully inaugurating and conducting for 
ten years a club which has attracted wide 
attention on account of its quality and in- 





<expensiveness. Beginning with twenty-five 
members, it rapidly increased to one hun- 
dred and ninety members, many of whom 
were enabled to remain in college by the 
-work furnished to them in connection with 
the club. Mrs. Wilson, with her son, is at 
present living in Knoxville, and it is the 
hope of the entire school that he may be 
"fully restored to health. 

The following receipts from the College 
files show how they managed postage be- 
fore the days of stamps : 
Dr. Sam Pride, 

To Sam T. Bicknell, Dr. 
For postage on letters, newspapers 

and pamphlets from 5th March 

to the 2d May, 1S43 $ 2 3 s 

To postage from the 30th June to 

the 30th Sept., 1843 l 4 2 

$3 80 
To postage from 30th Sept. to nth 

December, 1843 I 99H 

$5 80 
Sam T. Bicknell, Postmaster. 
Received payment Dec. 12, 1843. 


The Senior basket-ball team is in the 
field ready to play any class team in school. 

Several of the Seniors are hard at work 
on their Commencement orations. Sev- 
eral more, indeed, do not even know on 
what subject they will speak as yet. 

The Seniors are already working on the 
selection of the Commencement speaker. 
They are determined to have a good one, 
and have started early in the year with 
that idea in view. 

The social side of life has not been neg- 
lected since the last issue of The Monthly. 
Two very enjoyable class parties have been 
held. One, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 

Mcllvane, two miles southeast of town, 
was greatly enjoyed by all. Later, on No- 
vember 15, at the home of Major McTeer, 
the Seniors were handsomely entertained. 
By the happy combination of "moonshine" 
and moonlight the Seniors made two even- 
ings of their last year in school as pleasant 
as ever were spent. 


The first open meeting ever given by 
either of the young ladies' societies of the 
College was given by the Bainonians Oc- 
tober 24. It was considered by every one 
to be the best open meeting of the year. 
Miss Franklin, the President of the So- 
ciety, presided with the dignity and grace 
which only a Senior can possess. 

The opening number was an essay, "The 
Choice of a Lifetime," by Miss Helen Post. 
We have learned to always expect some- 
thing good from Miss Post, and we were 
not disappointed that time. Readings were 
given by Misses Norma Patton, Leila 
Cooper, Nancy Gardner and Nellie Jack- 
son. There was quite a variety of music, 
a piano duet by Misses Muecke and Cort, 
a violin solo by Grace Mitchell ; Esther 
Cook favored us with a piano solo, and 
Misses Cox and Cort with a vocal duet. 
The quartet sang two numbers. Nearly 
every number was encored, but few re- 
sponses were given on account of the 
length of the program. The final number 
on the program was the '"Bainonian," by 
Ellen Andrews. It was not a large edi- 
tion, but the quality was such that it more 
than repaid for the lack in quantity. You 
may keep your eyes open, for you will hear 
from us again. 

The Bainonians have adopted a plan of 
fines, fining any member who fails to per- 
form her duty, unless--she gives an excuse 
acceptable to the Societv. 

The officers elected for the second half- 
term are: Ellen Andrews. President; 
Grace Mitchell, Mce-President ; Leila 
Cooper, Secretary; Minnie McGinley, 
Treasurer. N. V. G. 

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It may be of interest to recount the 
meeting's for the month past. On the 24th 
of October the Society met early and had 
a short but busy session. The debate 
was : "Resolved, That the anthracite coal 
strikers in Pennsylvania are justified in 
their actions." Leaders were : H. R. Craw- 
ford and A. C. Tedford. The affirmative 
won the question. The Society then ad- 
journed, to attend the open meeting of the 

The question of the 31st ult. was: "Re- 
solved, That the full college course is more 
beneficial than the uncompleted course." 
The affirmative speakers, under the leader- 
ship of Mr. Post, won over the negative, 
under Mr. Hudson. Officers for the cur- 
rent quarter were also elected on the same 
night. P. R. Dickie was chosen President ; 
H. H. Hudson, Vice-President; R. H. Mc- 
Caslin, Secretary ; F. F. Schell, H. J. Bas- 
sett and Ernest Adams, Censors ; C. H. 
GiHingham, Librarian. 

On November 6 the subject was : "Re- 
solved, That competition does more to 
benefit mankind than does co-operation." 
C. R. Rankin was leader on the affirmative 
and A. C. Tedford on the negative. After 
determined efforts by both sides, the ques- 
tion was decided in favor of the affirma- 

On the 13th inst. the affirmative, headed 
by Mr. McCaslin, won over the negative, 
led by Arthur McTeer, on the subject, 
"That money has had more influence on 
mankind than education." Mr. Hudson 
was the orator of the evening, his oration 
being the one for which the first prize was 
given at Tusculum College last year. The 
Society also spent a short time in parlia- 
mentarv drill the same night. 


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'Phone 5-2 NearD'pot. Meets all Trains. 

Special attention to Mountain Parties. 


Sale, Feed and Exchange Stsble. First- 
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Turnouts in Town. Special Attentionand 
"'TV' ~~ Attention and Terms Given to Studeels. 

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i that because we are the lead- 

# ing house of East Tennessee 

> that our stock is not adapted 
? to the needs and ability of all. 

> It is. We have just what you 
c want, and quality considered 
S prices here are lower than 
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First Class Horses and Buggies to Hire 

Also Corn and Hay for Sale. 

Telephone 78. MauWTIIF TfNN 

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Drugs, Medicines 
and Chemicals . . 

Fancy and Toilet Articles. Sponges, Brushes, 
Perfumery, Etc. 

Prescriptions carefully compounded with accuracy nnd dis- 
patch by competent persons at all hours of the day and night. 


STORE . . . 

Phones: New 1146, Office, Old 3(il, Residence. 

B. F. YOUNG, M. D., 

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and Nose .... 

409 Wall Street, Knoxviile, Tenn. 


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Students Give Your Laundry 

Work to 

M. B. HUNTER, '04, 
Agent of the War Eagle Laundry. 


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Phones: Dr. McTeer, Res., 10. 

Dr. Gamble, Res., 82. 



Pencils, Inks, Stationery, Neckwear, Hand- 
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First Claiss Turnouts at Reasonable Rates. 

Special Attention and Terms Given to Students. 
PHONE 76. 

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Dealers in Vehicles, Harness, Ag= 
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President, and Professor of the English Language and 

Literature and of the Spanish Language. 


Emeritus Professor of Mental and Moral Science. 


Professor of Mathematics. 


Principal of the Preparatory Department and Professor of 
the Science and Art of Teaching. 


Professor of the Latin Language and Literature. 

Bookkeeping and English. 


Chemistry and Physics. 


History and English Literature. 


English Branches. 


French and German. 




The College offers nine groups of studies 
leading to the degree of A. B. , and also a Teach- 
er's Course. The curriculum embraces the various 
branches of Science, Language, Literature, His- 
tory and Philosophy usually embraced in such 
courses in the leading colleges in the country. 
There are also Art and Music departments. 

The location is very healthful. The community 
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 heated by steam and 
lighted by electricity. A system of 'waterworks. 
Campus of 250 acres. The college under the care 
of the Synod of Tennessee. Full corps of 
instructors. Careful supervision. Study of the 
gacred Scriptures. Four literary societies. Rhe- 
torical drill. The Lamar library of more than 
10,000 volumes. Text-book loan libraries. 

For Catalogues, Circulars or 

Biology and Geology. 

English Branches. 


Piano, Voice and Theory. 



Painting and Drawing. 




Physical Director. 


Military Instructor. 





Manager of the Co-operative Boarding Cluh. 


Assistant Manager of the Co-operative 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. 


The endowment of $225,000 reduces the ex- 
penses to low figures. The tuition is only $6.00 
a term or $18.00 a year. Room rent, light and 
heat bills, in Baldwin Hall (for young ladies) and 
Memorial Hall (for young men) is only $7.00 to 
$9.00 for the fall term, $5.00 to $7.00 for the win- 
ter term, and $3.00 to $4.00 for the spring term, 
according to the location of the rooms. ACo- 
operative Laundry has been established. Instru- 
mental music at low rates. Twenty lessons in 
painting, $10.00. Board at Co-operative 
Boarding Club only about $1.35 a Week. 
Young ladies may reduce even this cost by work 
in the club. In private families board is from 
$2.00 to $2.50. Other expenses are correspond- 
ingly low. Total expenses, $75.00 to $125 '.00 ;a 

The Winter term opens January 6, 1903; the 
Spring term, March 13, 1903. 

Other Information, address 

MAJOR BEN CUNNINGHAM, Registrar, Maryville, Term. 

Maryville College Monthly 



Number 3. 


About 9 o'clock one morning in Septem- 
ber a young man was standing on the sum- 
mit of one of those high ridges in the 
southern part of Rockcastle County, Ken- 
tucky. He was looking at the country, 
but without noticing the beautiful scenery 
before him. To his left the Rockcastle 
River emerged from the knobs, and wind- 
ing around in a most picturesque way, lost 
itself again in the far southwest. Beyond 
the river to the south, ridges rose behind 
ridges, intermingled with knobs, affording 
secure retreats for Berry Tillery and his 
gang of moonshiners and murderers. It 
was through these ridges that the young 
engineer was looking for a line running 
to the rich coal fields about Jellico. He 
stopped on the ridge only long enough to 
take in the country, then descending, 
came out on the public road below. 

Little was said between him and the 
ferryman while he was crossing the river, 
but it may be well for the reader to know 
what that little was. Be it said that every- 
body for miles around knew the engineer 
at sight. 

The ferryman, upon recognizing his only 
passenger of the day, greeted him cor- 
dially, as everybody did that wanted the 
railroad. "Howdy, Mr. Caldwell. Goin' 
acrost ? Wal', step right in." 

Caldwell asked a few questions con- 
cerning the country, always receiving 
ready answers. 

"When will you be acomin' back, Mr. 
Caldwell?" asked the ferryman, as his pas- 
senger was stepping out on the opposite 

"Probably not before to-morrow," an- 
swered Caldwell. 

'Wal', take care o' yerself, and don't 
let them Tillerys string yer up fer a rev- 
enue officer." '•' 

Caldwell kept the road leading to the 
South. At noun he ate his two biscuits 
and an egg at a wayside spring; and at 
sundown had determined the line he should 
adopt, and had secured a camping place 
from one of the mountaineers for his next 
move. He was at this time on his way 
to the place where he was intending to 
stay all night, seven miles away. 

He had gone scarcely three miles (dur- 
ing which it had grown dark), when he saw 
a large bonfire blaze upon a high knob 
to his left. 

The engineer knew what it meant. H 
knew that one or more persons were i 
the neighborhood who were suspecte^ 
revenue officers, but the thought never en- 
tered his head that it was he himself that 
was suspected, and though he felt no real 
fear, he involuntary quickened his pace. 
He was well known in the vicinity about 
the river, but he was now fifteen miles 
south of the friendly ferryman, in a region 
where he was scarcely known at all. except 
to Billy Jones, the man with whom he was 
intending to spend the night. 

It never entered his mind that while he 
was roaming the ridges in search of a line, 
eves were continually watching his every 
move. Suddenly another bonfire blazed 
swiftly upon a ridge to his right, and then 
another in front, and another and another, 
until huge blazes were seen in all direc- 
tions. But as suddenly as they had blazed 
up, the fires were still more suddenly ex- 

As it became dark once more. Caldwell 
again quickened his pace, but he had gone 
scarcely a hundred yards when a dazzling 
light was thrown in his face, causing him to- 
cover his eyes with his hands, and though 
he heard the sharp order "Hands up," h 
v .did not see the rifle pointing at his breas 
' Now Caldwell, though still young, ha 

4 6 


had lots of just such experiences. 'When 
still a boy he had run away from home ; 
had participated in those battles at Coal 
Creek not many years ago ; had had varied 
experiences in the border towns of Morris- 
town and Jellico, where he had worked 
vith engineers ; and he was not the man 
o submit meekly to such a command as 
/as now given him. Quickly recovering 
himself, he snatched his pistol and fired 
quickly in the direction from which had 
come the command, for he had not as yet 
been able to see with effect because of the 
brilliancy of the light. 

The ball took effect in the shoulder of 
the man holding the lantern, which was 
speedily dropped and extinguished. It was 
this alone that saved the life of Caldwell, 
for the man with the rifle, though a little 
bewildered by the effects of the light and 
the quick movements of the young engi- 
neer, fired just as the lantern was extin- 
guished. The ball, going a little wide of 
:he mark, lodged in Caldwell's right arm 
'it was intended for the heart), preventing 
him from emptying the remaining cham- 
bers of his revolver. 

Dropping the latter to the ground, Cald- 
well said "Enough'"; but he was suddenly 
seized by many strong arms and borne to 
the ground, causing an intense pain to 
shoot through his wounded arm. Opening 
Irs mouth, intending to yell with pain, a 
gag was stuffed in it, and his hands were 
tied behind him. Not until they had him 
securely bound did any of the men relight 
the lantern. When they did so, and saw 
the blood gushing from the prisoner's arm, 
they released it, and hung it in a sling 
made of a handkerchief. The wounded man 
•who had at first held the lantern was sit- 
ting by the roadside, surrounded by a few 
of his friends, who were dressing his 
wound as best they could from the light of 
a match. 

While the above incidents were taking 
place a wagon had been driven up and 
stood ready to receive the men. The pris- 

oner was laid in the bottom ; the other 
wounded man was helped to a seat, where 
he was able to sit without assistance ; and 
the rest of the men crowded in as best they 

The prisoner, having been blindfolded, 
could not tell where he was being taken. 
After about three hours' driving, the 
wagon stopped before a little one-room, 
strongly-built log hut, into which he was 
taken and released from the blindfold and 
gag. His feet were tied, and he was laid 
on a pile of straw in one corner of the 
room. Here he laid until dawn, with his 
arm still unbandaged, when a woman, 
probably the wife of one of the men, came,. 
and with singular care dressed his wound. 
The c'nsest doctor was at Livingston, 
twenty miles away, and as the men didn't 
care particularly whether the "revenue 
officer" got well or not, and the ball which 
entered the shoulder of their friend had 
managed to pass through, they did not 
send for him, and the ball remained in the 
engineer's arm. 

Caldwell, on making inquiries as to why 
he was a prisoner, was told to wait until 
the meeting there at 8 o'clock, when his 
fate was to be determined. He thought 
he had probably been mistaken for a rev- 
enue officer, and thought he would wait 
until the meeting, when he would easily 
identify himself. 

At 8 o'clock a score of men had gath- 
ered about their prisoner, when the leader, 
Bc'tv Tillery, opened the meeting by ask- 
ing the prisoner, "Who air you, an' what 
air you been aprowlin' aroun' this here 
neighborhood fer?" 

"My name is C. A. Caldwell," answered 
the prisoner. "Assistant Engineer South- 
ern Railway, locating a line from Burgin 
to Jellico. I have been looking around 
down here for a line." 

"Wal'." said Tillery, "thut sounds purty 
slick, don't it, fellers," addressing the men. 
For Tillery and his gang had come to be 
"purty slick" themselves, and the answer 


was not credited. The men had heard of 
a corps of engineers twenty miles above, 
but they could see no sense in the chief 
coming away down there. 

Caldwell saw that his statement was dis- 
credited. He had no letters with him — he 
was not in the habit of carrying them in 
his pocket — but told them that Billy Jones 
would identify him. He also told them 
that he was on his way to Billy Jones' 
house when he was taken prisoner. When 
he had done speaking the men looked 
gravely at one another. 

"Wal'," said Tillery, "I reckon that 
shows he's guilty. Billy Jones ain't our 
friend: he's thritened to give us 'way sev- 
eral times." 

The men then filed out of the hut, and 
after talking it over a little while on the 
outside, decided to shoot the prisoner at 
3 P. M. of the same day. On being told 
of the decision, Caldwell showed no emo- 
tion, for it was by no means the first time 
he had been in so close a predicament, but 
asked to be given a chance of identifying 
himself. But Tillery was obstinate, for he 
thought that the sooner the prisoner could 
be put out of the way the better. 

As the hour for execution was ap- 
proaching the men gather in and about the 
hut. They were all armed with their own 
Jong rifles, and Tillery carried Caldwell's 
pistol, which he had taken possession of. 
Caldwell, blindfolded, and his hands bound 
behind him, was conducted to the edge of 
the woods, a short way off, where the 
mouth of a cave was hidden by some 
bushes. It was the intention of Tillery to 
hide the dead body of Caldwell in this 
cave, where he had probably hidden other 
•corpses ; for others had suddenly and 
mysteriously disappeared in that part of 
the country, though it was never known 
for certain that it was bv the hands of 

Caldwell tried in all possible ways to es- 
cape the death which seemed inevitable. 
He told them to take him where he was 

known, and even offered a ransom. But 
the wary moonshiners said that "there was 
no tellin' where he had some men hid," 
and they didn't intend to run any risks 
of having the tables turned on them. So 
when Caldwell saw that resistance and per- 
suasion were alike useless he submitted 
calmly to his fate. 

Caldwell was just being tied to a tree 
preparatory to being shot, when the sharp 
command, "Hands up, all," was distinctly 
heard by every one present. The moun- 
taineers instinctively raised their guns to 
their shoulders, but thinking better of it 
as several bullets flew just over their heads, 
they dropped them and obeyed the order. 
Tillery had indeed not gotten the revenue 
officer, who, with the help of the sheriff 
and his deputies, and by the guidance of 
Billy Jones, had appeared cut of the woods 
with forty well-armed men and had gotten 
the drop on Tillery and his gang. 

Caldwell accompanied Sheriff Broughton 
to Mt. Vernon, where he had the ball taken 
from his arm, and in another day or two 
joined his corps. 

From Mt. Vernon, Tillery was sent for 
trial to Frankfort for complicity in the 
William Goebel murder case. He was 
afterwards given a life sentence to the pen- 


Dr. Wilson took as his text : "To him 
that overcometh will I grant to sit with me 
in my throne" (Rev. iii. 21). 

These impressive words are appropriate 
for this occasion. John, the venerable mis- 
sionary of Asia Minor, in exile on Patmos, 
recorded them; but Christ himself, "the 
Ancient of Days," the Greatest Missionary, 
uttered them to his persecuted disciples of 

The grateful Romans were accustomed 
to decree a triumph to honor a conquering 
hero as he returned from victories won in 
foreign lands for the Roman Senate and 
the Roman people. Magnificent as was 

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the triumph given such a victor, it was 
child's play compared with the welcome 
home that has been accorded the "over- 
coming" Christian missionary as he has 
entered the city of the great King after 
his life-long service in the enemy's terri- 

The life of Dr. Alexander was an "over- 
coming" or conquering life from its faith- 
ful beginning to its victorious culmination. 

At eighteen years of age he entered col- 
lege. To do so he had to overcome not 
merely the inertia that prevents the great 
majority of young men from seeking a 
college training, but also the apparent in- 
superable obstacle of a naturally frail con- 
stitution. During the five years extend- 
ing from 1868 to 1873, ne here prosecuted 
his studies with eminent success. He took 
high rank from the first, and steadily de- 
veloped in culture and intellectual strength 
until he was recognized by all as one of 
the ablest students in college. The college 
authorities recognized his scholarship by 
employing him as a tutor for the year fol- 
lowing his graduation. Since I was one of 
his students during that year, I can testify 
to the accuracy, thoroughness and earnest- 
ness of his class-room work. 

This scholarly habit of his was still fur- 
ther developed during the three years 
(1874-1877) that he spent in Union Theo- 
logical Seminary. When he was about to 
graduate from the Seminary, one of his 
professors remarked that were he to de- 
vote himself to journalism, his stvle as a 
writer would win him renown. Through- 
out his entire life he retained his scholarly 
habits, and was a systematic and thorough- 
going student. 

As a student, he won the favor of his fel- 
lows. His genial ways and kindly disposi- 
tion gave him a well-founded popularity 
that was enduring. His even, equable tem- 
per avoided causes of difference, and 
served as a blessed peacemaker among 
the college boys. A stable, quiet certainty 
about his character made his comrades 

trust him, and their trust was not abused. 

As a Christian student, too, he won h'is 
victories. There are none who can read 
character with more discriminating keen- 
ness of vision and penetrating insight than 
can college boys. Mr. Alexander's com- 
rades found no flaw in his armor. The 
rare grace of a consistent life won their 
confidence. Mr. Alexander and his room- 
mate, Milton Mathes, agreed that they 
would regularly attend the church prayer- 
meeting and contribute to it ; and they car- 
ried out this agreement, much to the com- 
fort of the church. In personal work he 
was very effective — his intelligence, com- 
mon sense and Christian devotion uniting 
to render him able to deal directly with 
his brother man. 

As a student, then, Mr. Alexander was a 
conqueror. But it was especially in his 
great life-work as a missionary that we 
think of him as one of Christ's most hon- 
ored victors. 

He had to overcome formidable hin- 
drances in order to reach the foreign field. 
It was twenty-five years ago — or 1877 — - 
when he went to Japan. He was Mary- 
ville's first Volunteer, when there was no 
Volunteer Band, as there is now, to arouse 
zeal for Missions. He was the first for- 
eign missionary from Maryville College 
after the Civil War, and led the vanguard 
that has already numbered twenty-eight 
devoted missionaries from our old college. 
He had to "break the ice," and it is "break- 
ing ice" indeed to do the unusual, when 
even judicious friends discourage the en- 
tering upon an "impractical crusade." 

During his college life he decided to 
become a missionary. When he was about 
to graduate from college, his Tennessee 
friends urged him that it was his duty to 
remain in his native State, and he decided 
to follow the leadings of Providence in 
the entire matter. No call from the church- 
es came, however, until on the very day 
when he had signed his agreement with 
the Board of Foreign Missions, and then 



two calls '•cached him. He seemed glad 
that they had not reached him at an earlier 
hour of the day. 

Bravely he gave up his native land and 
its familiar scenes and delightful comforts, 
and devoted himsel, soul and body, to the 
cause of Christ in the empire of Japan. 


So complete was his consecration that 
later on he endured that greatest trial of 
the missionary — even separation from be- 
loved wife and children. Six years ago his 
family came to Maryville for the educa- 
tion of the children ; and during those 
lonely years Dr. Alexander has kept his 
solitary vigils on the outposts of the king- 
dom, and has doubtless won the "hundred 

fold" promised the martyr spirits that have 
forsaken wife and children for His name's 

In his mission work, Dr. Alexander 
overcame to a remarkable degree the 
mighty difficulties of the Jananese lan- 
guage. A native Japanese, a highly edu- 
cated man, once volunteered to me the 
statements that among all the foreigners 
whom he had ever heard employ the Jap- 
anese language, Dr. Alexander was pre- 
eminent in accuracy, fluency and idiomatic 
force; and that as a natural consequence, 
he held the respect of the' educated Jan- 

Dr. Alexander also "overcame" in his 
general work as a foreign missionary. 
For a quarter of a century he stood at his 
post doing as faithful and efficient service 
as his great fidelity and ability could ac- 
complish in that period of time. He ex- 
celled in many lines of work, for he was 
versatile. He spent four years conducting 
the Boys' School in Tokio ; then ten years 
in evangelistic work with Osaka as a 
base of operations ; six years in the Theo- 
logical Seminary at Tokio, and three years 
in general supervision of the work at 
Kyoto. In all these varied spheres of 
labor he was so successful as to win to 
an eminent degree the esteem and confi- 
dence of the Board, his fellow missionaries, 
and the natives. "Were we to collect all 
his contributions made to the Japanese 
and American press during these twenty- 
five years they would fill several valuable 

Dr. Alexander was a model missionary. 
for he possessed such characteristics as 
made John and Paul and the rest of the 
model missionaries what thev were. Deep, 
abiding love for Christ possessed his heart 
and inspired his endeavor. Genuine love 
for the Japanese people revealed itself in 
all his actions in their behalf. His svm- 
pathy was of the right sort ; instead of be- 
ing a condescending pity, an I-am-holier- 
than-thou spirit that would sigh, "I am 



sorry for them," his spirit felt with theirs; 
he sympathized with them in a genuine 
fellow-feeling. He had the rare and neces- 
sary ability to identify himself with the 
people among whom he labored. No one 
could hear him discuss the phases of the 
work in Japan without recognizing the 
fact that to a very rare degree he "put 
himself in the place" of the Japanese, and 
realized their perplexing problems, racial 
idiosyncracies, and national capabilities. 
He believed in the people of Japan, and 
became all things to all of them, not 
feignedly, but sincerely and sympatheti- 

Moreover, he was a model missionary 
in his power of patience. John, the octo- 
genarian missionary, out of his abounding 
experience, spoke in the Apocalypse of 
■"the kingdom and patience of Jesus." 
Nothing less than a patience exemplified 
by our Savior and born of his spirit, can 
suffice in appalling tasks undertaken in the 
attempt to lift a heathen people, alien in 
heredity, environment and habits of con- 
duct and thought, up into the exemplary 
life demanded by our holy religion. Dr. 
Alexander was patient with the hardness 
of pagan hearts and with the instability 
and weakness of oriental converts to 
Christianity. And in all his labors he dis- 
played that tact which is so desirable any- 
where, but which is indispensable in deal- 
ing with people of another race. 

A model missionary must make endless 
self-sacrifices for the cause he has es- 
poused. He will ever seek "the profit of 
many that they may be saved." Dr. Alex- 
ander, in all his career, sought not his own, 
but others' welfare. 

His versatility in service was very 
marked. He was a teacher, evangelist, 
pastor, theological professor, or general 
superintendent, as occasion demanded; 
and in every department his work was of 
the best. 

Like other model missionaries, Dr. Al- 
exander was faithful to the end. In his 
native modesty he denied that he had over- 

worked ; but so zealous was he that it was 
with great difficulty that he was induced 
to lengthen out his last decennial furlough 
to six months — one-half of the time 
granted by the Board. He stood at his 
post in Japan till his physicians sadly 
sent him away to Hawaii under sentence 
of speedy death. At Honolulu death 
touched his heart on the ioth of Novem- 
ber, 1902. "Blessed are those servants 
whom the Lord when he cometh shall find 

"To him that overcometh will I grant 
to sit with me in my throne." The over- 
coming life, at its culmination, receives a 
rich reward. 

There is rest, abundant rest in that re- 
ward. "Will I grant to sit," and rest. 
After earthly labor, physical rest is sweet ; 
it is delicious. What God's promised rest 
is, we can but faintly imagine. It must 
irradiate body and soul with the cheer of 
heaven ; it must go down into the depths 
of the weary spirit as a grateful nepenthe, 
and as a life-giving benediction. Out of 
his toils in Japan and his exhaustion in 
Honolulu there came to the triumphant 
soldier of the cross at once the taps and 
the reveille that summoned him to the "rest 
that remaineth for the people of God.' - 
There is now no uneasy sense of responsi- 
bility for duties not yet discharged, nor of 
anxiety for the results of tasks already 
performed. He is at rest with his first- 
born daughter, Ella, and with others of his 
beloved kindred. Many years ago he 
helped organize the Maryville College 
Club of Japan, that has contributed so 
much to our mission library. There is a 
large company of Maryville College grad- 
uates gathered on the other side of the 
river of death. Out of the twenty-seven 
persons who made up the classes of '71, 
'73, '74 and '75, eleven have joined that 
translated band. Dr. Alexander himself 
now mingles with the blood-washed 
throngs, and unites with them in ascrib- 
ing the glory of redemption to the Lamb 
"that sitteth on the throne." 



Dr. Alexander's reward, however, in- 
cludes more than mere rest ; it is enthrone- 
ment. "Will I grant to sit in my throne." 
He is enthroned on earth in many royal 
palaces. He is enthroned in Japanese 
hearts — the hearts of those to whom he 
opened the path of eternal life ; of the 
churches which he founded ; of the min- 
istry he trained ; of the workers he in- 
spired. He is enthroned in Japanese his- 
tory as one of the ablest and most useful 
of those Christian missionaries that have 
labored to exalt King Immanuel to his 
rightful sovereignty over Japanese hearts 
and homes. He is enthroned forever in 
our memories, and there "he being dead 
yet speaketh" with the regal words of a 
Christian victor. 

Japan is a "Sunrise Kingdom." Dr. 
Alexander, however, has found the true 
"sunrise kingdom" in the skies. There he 
has been welcomed as "a king and priest 
unto God." Far beyond the top of old 
Fuji-Yama, yes, even to the mountains of 
God whence came his help, he has gone to 
the King of kings who will reward him 
with royal generosity. 

Rest and enthronement are blessed re- 
wards, but enthronement with the Son of 
God is inexpressible glory. Jesus has said 
to his faithful missionary: "Even as I also 
overcame, and am set down with my Fa- 
ther in his throne," "to him that over- 
cometh will I grant to sit with me in my 
throne." The modest, humble, self-effac- 
ing spirit of Dr. Alexander has found most 
true the words of the Son of Man, that 
"he that humbleth himself shall be ex- 

The workers fall, but the work goes on. 
By the providence of God, Miss Emma 
Alexander, of the Maryville College Class 
of 1 901, while on her way from Maryville 
to Japan, reached Honolulu in time to con- 
secrate a few sacred weeks of filial devo- 
tion to her dying father. The mission ban- 
ner that fell from his relaxing fingers she 
ha^ caught up to carry back to Nippon 

for the glory of God and his Church. And 
thus have been realized in a most touching 
way the wishes expressed by Dr. Alexan- 
der in an article published in Kin Tak- 
ahashi's College Days for May, 1895. 
These are the wishes that his daughter, the 
first of the second generation of foreign 
missionaries from Maryville, has so beau- 
tifully helped to realize : 

"The writer will hardly be suspected of 
indulging in anything like self-praise when 
he ventures to say that the record [of 
Maryville College in Foreign Missions] is 
a good one, and one worthy of the grand 
old institution from which the .laborers 
were sent forth. It is too early to gather 
up the results. They will never all be tab- 
ulated and put upon record anywhere ex- 
cept in heaven. But the years will tell 
something of the story, and we who are 
so far away on alien soil hope it may 
always be a story of which the college 
need not be ashamed. And so, leaving the 
past, let us look down the future as far 
as we may. It is bright with hope. Mary- 
ville College has only just begun her for- 
eign missionary record. She has many 
more sons and daughters to send forth into 
the harvest. . . . With the enlarged op- 
portunities and increased facilities for for- 
eign missionary work, together with the 
vastly improved status of the college, we 
may reasonably anticipate a glorious fu- 
ture. Let us confidently expect great 
things and labor to bring them about, 
leaving results in his hands whose they 

God will never forget the labor of love 
performed by his faithful servant and 
recorded in the Book of Remembrance. 
God can never forget the widow who has 
so nobly shared the toils and self-denials 
of her husband's missionary career: nor 
will he forget the son and daughters en- 
riched by such a regal patrimony, but be- 
reft of a father's counsel and care. Nor 
will God forget the cause of Christ in the 
far-awav islands of the sea. 



Meanwhile the words first heard in 
Patmos echo in our hearts : "To him that 
overcometh will I grant to sit with me in 
my throne." In the faith of these words 
of our great Captain, we salute the victors 
as they pass beyond our vision, and then 
gird ourselves for the battle that rages 
all around us. 


The fifth law of attention as given by 
Titchener is, "The state of attention is of 
comparatively short duration*' ; or. as it 
is usually stated : "The attention fluctu- 

The accompanying record was made in 
our Psychological Laboratory by the 
writers, and illustrates their attention rec- 
ords. The apparatus used was the kymo- 
graph, metronome, electric markers, tele- 
graph key, and electric motor with masson 

The kymograph (Fig. i) consists of a 
metal cylinder revolved by clock-work. 
The drum ur cylinder is covered with an 
evenly smoked paper, on which the record 
is to be made. 

This record is made by means of two 
electric markers (Fig. 2) placed one above 
the other, the upper of which is connected 
by mercury connection to a clock-work 
metronome (Fig. 3). The metronome is 
set to beat 120 times a minute, and caus- 
ing the marker to record seconds on the 
smoked paper. The lower marker is con- 
nected with a telegraph key (Fig. 4). Fig. 
5 is a masson disc rotated by an electric 
motor. The masson disc is of white card- 
board 20 centimeters in diameter; along 
one of its radii is drawn an interrupted 
black line of even thickness. When the 
disc is rotated each portion of the inter- 
rupted line mixes with the white of the 
remaining surface to form a grav ring, and 
these rings grow less and less distinct 
towards the periphery. 

The observer sits at a distance of about 
two meters from the masson disc and in 

convenient reach of the telegraph key. He 
watches intently the outermost gray ring, 
which he can perceive on the white sur- 
face of the disc; as the attention wanders, 
the ring disappears. While it is visible the 
operator presses the key ; as it disappears 
he relaxes the pressure. The curve of 
fluctuation is thus written below the time- 
dots upon the smoked paper of the kymo- 

After the record has been made the 
paper is removed from the drum and the 
record made permanent by the application 
of a solution of shellac and alcohol. 

The average duration of a complete 
"wave," that is, from rise to rise, or from 

fall to fall, was 4 n-13 seconds in Brown's 
record and 4^ seconds in Crawford's 

The time of the waves was extremely 
variable even in the same record, varying 
in the one from 2 l / 2 to 8 seconds, and in 
the other from 2^/2 to 6 seconds. 

The question as to whether the seat of 
the fluctuations is central or peripheral has 
not been settled. Mtinsterburg and Hein- 
rich declare for a peripheral seat, while 
Kulpe, James and Titchener hold to the 
central hypotheses, and their belief is con- 
firmed by the observation that the experi- 
menter can discriminate very positively 
between the subjective disappearance of a 
persistent stimulus and its objective ces- 

Nevertheless it is a psychological fact 
that what is called sustained voluntary 
attention is a repetition of successive 
efforts, which bring back the topic to mind. 
It is not an identical object in a psycholog- 
ical sense, but a succession of mutually 
related objects forming an identical topic 
only, upon which the attention is fixed. 

James concludes that "no one can attend 
continuously to an object that does not 
change." Thos. G. Brown. 

Hugfh R. Crawford. 





"Up and down the Corduroy, 
Down and xtp the Corduroy.'" 

Our Constitutional* 

The Corduroy ! The Corduroy ! 
To tramp it is my only joy 

When 'ams hang grim, 

And chances slim 
Of passing, make me doleful thin; 

To tramp it neath the skies so blue. 

The daisied fields all bathed in dew, 
It almost makes a fellow grin. 

The Corduroy! The Corduroy! 
To waltz and prance it is my joy, 

The snap's to-night, 

All hearts are light, 
Career and carol with all your might ! 

Up and down the Corduroy, 

Down and up the Corduroy — 
Old boy, there's nothing to do in sight ! 



"To watch and wait, 
And hold the yate." 

The Corduroy ! The Corduroy ! 
To meet her there is cloudless joy, 

To watch and wait 

And hold the gate, 
Till clear the coast and she slips through ; 

And now we saunter up and down 

Twixt clear old Coll. and dear old town, 
The fun is great and cares are few. 





'Ow itmhrelta we employ. 
Just she and I together." 

Up and down the Corduroy 

In rainy, windy weather. 
One umbrella we employ, 

Just she and 1 together. 
Naught disturbs or can annoy, 

Not gibes, nor jeers, nor blather, 
Pleasure might without them cloy, 

They serve to spice it rather. 



•.I*/'/ then. i'i smooth monotony. 
1 ha n-iilh- wilt b6 toward (oiun.. " 

O Corduroy, dear Corduroy, 

With pain from thee we sever, 
To think in all the years to come 

Again we'll tread thee never, 
That then in smooth monotony 

The walk will lie toward town. 
And not the dear old Corduroy 

Where one goes up and down. 

Where one goes up and down. H. P. 




(Extracts from an address to the 
Y. M. C. A.) 
That the Y. M. C. A. in its various de- 
partments is of some value in effecting the 
aims of a well-equipped educational insti- 
tution is made evident by the fact that 
every large college and university in our 
country has its Association. The author- 
ities of our own college recognized this 
value when they subscribed several thou- 
sand dollars to the erection of Bartlett 
Hall. But what this value of the Associa- 
tion really is in its relation to the intellec- 
tual aims of the college perhaps is not 
very clear to some persons. The fact that 
the college and the Y. M. C. A. go hand- 
in-hand all over the country bears no sig- 
nificance in the minds of many, other than 
that it indicates an effort on the part of 
Christian workers to save the young men 
of the college from the evils that beset 
them, and to lead them to the Christian 
life. This is enough to justify every en- 
deavor that is made in this direction ; but 
it is not all. The thought perhaps has 
never dawned upon some that there is such 
a relation existing between the intellectual 
and spiritual natures of man, that the de- 
velopment of the spiritual life is essential 
to the highest attainment in the intellectual 
life. . . . 

We are living in an age of specialties. 
The time was, in the primitive days of 
civilization, when every man was his own 
tailor; collected his own food; provided 
his own shelter, and supplied his every 
need himself. But men have learned the 
economy and advantage of applying their 
energies to the department of work for 
which they have especially developed and 
trained themselves, and the advance of civ- 
ilization has been marked by an increased 
tendency to a division of labor. Profes- 
sions that at one time had a wide range of 
practice are being divided into several dis- 

tinct vocations. Technical schools have 
been on the increase, and are becoming 
more and more in demand. Men are en- 
gaging in specialties. 

It seems that this tendency would some- 
what lessen the emphasis that has been 
placed on a liberal education ; but such is- 
not the case. It is still the judgment of 
educators that for man to do his best with 
one facnltv of his mind, all must be 
brought to a state of well rounded devel- 
opment ; and the demand is made even of 
specialists that their knowledge in their 
special lines be backed up and well 
grounded in a broad, liberal course of 
training. . . . Men recog-nize this prin- 
ciple — this relation of the faculties of the 
mind — and the curriculum of the college is 
based upon it. 

And men go one step further. They 
recognize the close relation existing be- 
tween the physical and the mental life. The 
deficiencies of a weak physical life place a 
limit on the activities of the mental life 
that nothing' can extend but the removal of 
the physical weakness. This truth is now 
almost fully realized, and provision is made 
in all our schools for the development of 
the physical. And, again, there is effective- 
ness given to the use of the body by a 
mind well developed. It is reported of 
some of the New England factories that 
the high grade work there is done by 
college-bred men, and boys and girls who 
have received a high-school education. A 
trained mind to direct the execution of 
labor is the secret of the high grade of 
goods that those factories produce. There 
is an action and reaction between the body 
and the mind. The mind to do its best 
must have a well developed body to sus- 
tain it. . . . 

Educators have been governed by these 
two principles in fashioning the systems of 
education — the relation existing between 
the different faculties of the mind ; and the 
relation of the body to the mind. But 
there must be one more step in advance 



before our educational system is idealized. 
Pull acknowledgment and consideration 
must be given to man's moral and spir- 
itual nature. While those who have given 
thought to the development of man have 
recognized a spiritual life in man, the great 
error has been in the failure to recognize 
that the development of that spiritual na- 
ture has any bearing on the efficiency of 
the mental nature. . . . 

Somehow the idea prevails that the body 
and the mind live one life, and indepen- 
dent of this, the soul lives another. The 
current idea is that the body and the mind 
have to do with this world; but the spirit 
life belongs to another sphere, and con- 
cerns only the world to come. It was to 
■correct this idea that the Y. M. C. A. was 
organized. . . . We can not say that here 
is body, and here is mind, and here is 
spirit. Nor can we say that here is body 
and mind united; and here is the spiritual 
life apart. But all three are woven one 
into another in our natures. One supple- 
ments another. One is the complement of 
the other two. One reacting upon an- 
other, all three are necessary for any one 
to do its best. 

In this wonderful being that is called 
man these three natures meet, and only in 
the development of them all is there pro- 
duced for a life on earth a complete man. 
Here is the value of the Y. M. C. A. as 
an educational factor in college life. The 
Association is seeking to add to the 
already established principles the one that 
is yet lacking. ... As the mind grows, 
and is refined and cultured, and hungers 
and finds satisfaction in intellectual things, 
just so the soul in its yearnings reaches 
out for God and finds satisfaction in him. 
It is this that gives tone and vigor to the 
intellectual life. This is no theory. There 
is no mystery about it, although perhaps 
we can not explain it. It is simply the way 
God has made us. And in the possibility 
of man through his spiritual nature laying 
hold of God, the source of all wisdom and 

knowledge and understanding, is the secret 
of the strong and mighty intellectual life. 

F. F. Schell. 


The Alpha Sigma gave its twenty-first 
annual mid-winter entertainment last Fri- 
day night in McCormick Auditorium. Re- 
gardless of the inclemency of the weather, 
a large audience was present to enjoy a well 
rendered program. The "Wise Brothers" 
had spared no pains in their decorations. 
The room was indeed a place of beauty; 
beautiful festoons of rich burnt orange, the 
Society color, hung from the ceiling and 
chandelier, and hung in beautiful folds on 
the wall around the entire room, entwined 
with sprigs of holly, which shone very 
beautifully under the electric light. An 
arch covered the orange bunting rose over 
the stage, and the word "Alpha Sigma - ' 
appeared in white against the orange back- 
ground. About the foot of the stage was 
a display of flowers, among which was an 
orange tree loaded with the tempting fruit, 
adding beauty to the decorations. On the 
wall hack of the stage hung a life-size por- 
trait of the first President, Prof. John G. 
Newman, while other portraits graced the 

About 7 :3o o'clock the presiding officer. 
Professor Marston, one of the honored 
alumni, asked the audience to stand while 
Professor Gilman offered the invocation. 
Alter a few pleasant words of greeting 
from the presiding officer, the program 
was opened by a mandolin solo by John 
McKamy, Mrs. Bartlett playing accom- 
paniment, which was enjoyed by all and 
heartily encored. The remainder of the 
musical part of the program was a solo bv 
Miss Cora Howard and music furnished by 
the Alpha Sigma string band. Miss How- 
ard was at her best and delighted the au- 
dience; her encore provoked hearty ap- 
plauding. The string band was composed 
of John McKamy, Donald Davidson and 




Drew McCulloch: But few times has a 
Maryville audience ever been better 
pleased by home talent. They simply car- 
ried the audience with them ; they were up- 
roariously applauded and encored the third 
time. The literary part of the program 
was well rendered. L. P. Guigou rendered 
in a very pleasing manner "Alt. Pisgah 
'Possum Feast." 

The oration of the evening was deliv- 
ered by Mr. John P. Brown, who pictured 
in beautiful language the rise and fall of 
the "five world's great powers. Air. Brown 
paid high tribute to the land of the Stars 
and Stripes, which he maintained is the 
great rising world power, built on a surer 
foundation than was any preceding one, 
and toward which the eyes of the world are 
now turning. The subject debated was : 
"Resolved, That labor organizations pro- 
mote the best interests of workingmen." 
T.W.Mitchell affirmed the proposition, and 
dwelt on the condition of workingmen be- 
fore thev were organized, and compared 

the condition with the present. He showed 
that they were at the mercy of organized 
capital. He maintained that since capital- 
ists have combined it is necessary for labor 
to combine in order to deal with their em- 
ployers. He showed that labor has re- 
ceived the benefits of raised wages and 
shorter hours of labor. He proved that or- 
ganizations are not the cause of strikes, 
and gave instances of strikes and riots 
among unorganized labor which were 
more terrible than those conducted by or- 
ganizations. Mr. Green denied the propo- 
sition, and maintained that the raise in 
wages is not permanent ; that the organi- 
zations are disastrous to industries, and 
hence indirectly disastrous to the laboring 
men themselves. He showed that the or- 
ganizations are opposed to the government 
in that they refuse to allow their members 
to belong to the State militia. Mr. Quist 
read a humorous essay on Homer, which 
was heartily appreciated by the audience. 
Tin- ever-popular Advance was read by 
Clyde Hale, who sent the audience away 
in a merry mood. The audience was then 
dismissed by President Wilson. 



Maryville College Monthly. 

Vol. V. 

JANUARY, 1903. 

No. 3. 


Editor-in-Chief, - ELMER B. WALLER 

Athenian, - - ARTHUR C. TEDFORD 

Bainonian, - - NANCY V. GARDNER 

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The Synod of Tennessee, in 
session in October at Chatta- 
nooga, authorized the Synod- 
ical colleges to conduct negotiations with 
one another and Washington College with 
a view to their union or federation ; and 
also appointed a committee to counsel with 
the committees that should be appointed 
by the colleges. A meeting of the College 
Committee was held at the Second Presby- 
terian Church of Knoxville on November 
io, and after a delightful lunch provided 
by the hospitable ladies of the Second 
Church, their meeting was followed by a 
joint meeting of the college committees. 
The plan of union proposed at this joint 
meeting contemplated the union, under 
one Board of Trustees, of the three insti- 
tutions — Washington, Greeneville andTus- 
culum, and Maryville— as one institution 
sustaining, with the approval of Synod, 
three complete college courses, one at each 
school. Maryville was to be a college for 
men ; Greeneville and Tusculum, a college 
for women, and Washington a technologi- 
cal college for men. The committee repre- 
senting Maryville in the conference, while 
declining to approve of union on such a 
basis, agreed to report the proposition to 
its Board for consideration. Accordingly 

the Board of Directors of Maryville met 
at the college on November 25 to hear and 
consider its committee's report. After full 
discussions of the questions involved, the 
Directors voted their non-concurrence in 
the proposed basis of union, and then 
adopted unanimously the following reso- 
lution : 

"Resolved, That the Directors of Mary- 
ville College still express hope for the 
union of the college work in the Synod of 
Tennessee on the basis of one college with 
subordinate departments." 

Union of the colleges on the basis ap- 
proved by our Directors would commend 
itself to donors and the general public as 
economical and wise in many respects. 

The death of Dr. T. T. Alex- 
»r. Alexander. a nder, last month, in Hono- 
lulu, where he had been sent 
from Japan for the benefit of his health, 
brings sadness to many hearts. 

Dr. Alexander for twenty-five years had 
been a missionary in Japan, and a short 
account of his life is given by President 
Wilson upon another page. His room- 
mate in college, Dr. Elmore, in a letter, 
says : "He has done a magnificent work 
in Japan, and his life has gone into the 
foundation of the great Christian Church 
which is coming in that nation. I regarded 
him as one of the most useful men that 
Maryville College has sent out since the 
war. He has done a work that reflects 
honor on his church and his college, and he 
has left to his children a good name, which 
is 'rather to be chosen than great riches.'' " 
His daughter, Emma Alexander, '01, 
while on her way to Japan under appoint- 
ment by the Board of Foreign Missions, 
was with him during his last days, and 
now in some measure takes up the work 
which he has laid down. The workers pass 
away, but the work goes on. 

Professor Waller has purchased the 
property of W. T. Parham, on High Street, 
and will take possession in the spring. 




Happy New Year ! 

One hundred new students. 

Larger classes and larger ideals. 

Patronize our advertisers and pat them 
on the back. 

T. H. Lander has recovered from his 
illness, and is able to be about again. 

President Wilson delivered an address 
before the students of Grant University, at 
Athens, last month. 

The large increase in the number of 
music scholars has necessitated the em- 
ployment of an assistant in. the music de- 

The meeting of the Board of Directors 
of Maryville College on Tuesday, Novem- 
ber 25, was attended by twenty-four of the 
thirty-six Trustees. 

The Literary Societies gave, at different 
times last term, very successful open meet- 
ings, which have had a beneficial effect 
upon their work. 

A very pleasant entertainment was given 
on Thursday, December 18, by the stu- 
dents of the two lower rooms of the pre- 
paratory department. 

Frank Laughead, a former student, has 
a good position under Uncle Sam in the 
postal service, but he says that he is plan- 
ning to be back at Maryville next year. 

The Sunday services of the Y. M. C. A. 
in Bartlett Hall were well attended by the 
students during the first term, and good 
interest has been maintained in the differ- 
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number of the members have engaged in 
outside religious work, and special meet- 
ings have at times been held. 

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President, and Professor of the English Language and 
Literature and of the Spanish Language. 


Emeritus Professor of Mental and Moral Science. 


Professor of Mathematics. 


Principal of the Preparatory Department and ProfeBsor of 
the Science and Art of Teaching. 


Professor of the Latin Language and Literature. 


Bookkeeping and English. 

ALBERT F. GILM AN, S. B. , A. M. , 

Chemistry and Physics. 


History and English Literature. 


English Branches. 


French and German. 





Ph. D., 


The College offers nine groups of studies 
leading to the degree of A.B. , and also a Teach- 
er's Course. The curriculum embraces the various 
branches of Science, Language, Literature, His- 
tory and Philosophy usually embraced in such 
courses in the leading colleges in the country. 
There are also Art and Music departments. 

The location is very healthful. The community 
is noted for its high morality. Seven churches. 
No saloons in Blount county. Six large college 
buildings, bes : des the President's house and two 
other residences. The halls heated by steam and 
lighted by electricity. A system of waterworks. 
Campus of 250 acres. The college under the care 
of the Synod of Tennessee. Full corps of 
instructors. Careful supervision. Study of the 
gacred Scriptures. Four literary societies. Rhe- 
torical drill. The Lamar library of more than 
10,000 volumes. Text-book loan libraries. 

Biology and Geology. 


English Branches. 

Piano, Voice and Theory. 


Eli cution. 


Paining and Drawing. 




Physical Director. 


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Manager of the Co-operative Boarding Club. 


Assistant Manager of the Co-operative 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. 


The endowment of $225,000 reduces the ex- 
penses to low figures. The tuition is only $6.00 
a term ot'$lS.OO a year. Room rent, light and 
heat bills, in Baldwin Hall (for young ladies) and 
Memorial Hall (for young men) is only $7.00 to 
$9.00 for the fall term, $5.00 to $7.00 for the win- 
ter term, and $3.00 to $4.00 for the spring term, 
according to the location of the rooms. ACo- 
operative Laundry has been established. Instru- 
mental music at low rates. Twenty lessons in 
painting, $10.00. Board at Co-operative 
Boarding Club only about $1.35 a Week. 
Young ladies may reduce even this cost by work 
in the club. In private families board is from 
$2.00 to $2.50. Other expenses are correspond- 
ingly low. Total expenses, $75.00 to $125>.00 [a. 

The Winter term opens January 6, 1903; th e 
Spring term, March 13, 1903. 

For Catalogues, Circulars or Other Information, address 

MAJOR BEN CUNNINGHAM, Registrar, Maryville, Term. 

Maryville College Monthly 

Volume V. 


Number 4. 


It was a beautiful spring afternoon, and 
the pieturesqueness of the grand old 
Smokies was enhanced by the luxuriant 
foliage of the massive oaks and waving 
spruces. Mountain streams were dashing 
merrily down the rugged old crags, and 
their courses could be easily traced by the 
clumps of mountain laurel and holly, along 
with the pretty ferns that grew on their 

But 'even in this rugged and apparent- 
lv inaccessible region, there were signs of 
man's habitation. Rustic bridges across 
small ravines, great piles of sawed wood, 
now and then the clanking of cow-bells, 
and the bleating of scurrying sheep, indi- 
cated that not very far away one might 
find the home of some sturdy old mountain 
settler. Just so it was. On a fairly level 
shelf in the mountain side, about the size of 
an ordinary college football gridiron, and 
protected from the chilly blasts, stood a 
strongly built log cabin. Here was the 
home of rugged old Pete McClaren, whose 
parents had moved to Eastern Tennessee 
from bonny Scotland, not long after the Re- 
volution. It was near one of these rustic 
bridges that Bernard Noble caught his first 
glimpse of Lasca, the beautiful mountain 
girl, with whom this story concerns. 

Bernard was a rollicking youth of twen- 
ty-one summers, and just out from a hard 
year's work at college. Now that vacation 
and the glorious Tennessee summer were at 
hand, he longed to get out into the world 
and do something. This had been his first 
year in the South, and a very satisfactory 
year it had been. The climate, he thought, 
was perfect, and he had been delighted with 
the Southern hospitality. During the year 
he had heard of the rugged and romantic 
life of the Scotch-Irish mountaineers in East 

Tennessee and North Carolina, and he had 
frequently admired the strong, resolute- 
faces of the few mountain lads who had 
come, under great difficulties, to get an 
education in the college he had been at- 
tending. So it was with pleasure that he 
heard of the plans of Mr. Horatio Williams, 
the rich banker from New York, who wish- 
ed to purchase a large tract of mountain 
land in a certain picturesque locality in the 
Smokies, in order to turn it into a forest 
park. Hearing that Mr. Williams wanted a 
bright young college man to visit the moun- 
taineers and do the purchasing of the land, 
he promptly offered his services. Imagine 
his glee when he was engaged bv the gen- 
ial Mr. Williams, and instructed to proceed 
at once upon his mission. 

As has been hinted, old Pete McClaren's 
homestead and land lay within the desired 
tract. But judging from the remarks of 
the plain-spoken Scotch-Irish village folk 
at the foot of the mountain, old "Pete" was 
not at that particular time in a mood to 
be approached by strangers. These were 
the days in the seventies, when many a 
moonshiner's still, hidden in its mountain 
fastness, was turning out the sparkling 
straw-colored whisk}- that was bringing 
such a handsome revenue. Of course the 
government objected to its free manufac- 
ture, and frequently sent officers to tear 
up the stills and destroy the whisky. But 
all this was easier said than done, and for- 
sooth, so many of Uncle Sam's officials had 
been suddenly laid low by a stealthy bullet. 
that very few enforcers of the law now 
ever dared to investigate in Rockv Bend, 
though they knew that Pete McClaren and 
his men were doing good business. 

When Bernard reached the little village 
of Dundee, seeing a little company gather- 
ed around the entrance to the village store, 

6 4 


he at once came up and began to make 
inquiries concerning the settlers up in 
Rocky Bend. 

"Good morning," said Bernard, pleas- 
antly greeting the now inquisitive group at 
the door. This particular log house evi- 
dently was the favorite gathering place of 
the village ; the front part serving as a store, 
postoffice and council chamber, while the 
rear was used as a dwelling by Ian Wallace, 
the storekeeper. 

"Another one of them government of- 
ficers," muttered one of the mountaineers 
standing near the counter, to Ian, as he 
stepped to the door in hopes of making a 

"Howdy, stranger ; anything I kin do 
for ye this fine mornin'?" 

"Well, yes," said Bernard, with a smile. 
"I've got some important business to tend 
to around about here." 

Had he been a trifle more observant he 
would have noticed some meaning glances 
among the bystanders ; but seeing nothing 
unfavorable, he at once resolved to proceed 
to business. But just at this point he was 
interrupted by a wise looking old lady, who' 
looked up from her knitting, and very em- 
phatically said, "Now, I jest tell ye, we 
like well enough to see strangers now and 
then; but some of 'em has been on mighty 
poor payin' business 'round and about Dun- 
dee, and it wan't so long ago no how. It's 
goin' to take more than one or two o' you 
nice, pert-looking fellers to scare old Pete 
McClaren and his men." 

By this time Bernard's eves were 
sparkling with interest ; and he was just 
about to toss a joke at the old lady, when 
she struck up again: 

"An' didn't one of 'em set store by that 
purty gal, Lasca, that day of the turkey 
shoot ! Pore young feller. Old Pete I 
don't believe cares any more about killin' 
than nothin'. Why, John was a-tellin' me 
how, when that young feller began to talk 
big to Pete 'bout how they would fix him if 

he wouldn't shet down his still — why, old 
Pete just drawed back and told that young 
government officer to git out o' range of his 
bullet afore he counted ten. I tell ye, 
young feller, old Pete and his whisky, and 
vour fine threats and smiles, can't both live 

"So you think I am a government of- 
ficer, too, do you? Well," he laughed, "you 
may think so, now that you're so sure of it. 
But now if you would kindly tell me which 
road to go to reach Pete McClaren's cabin, 
1 would be very thankful." 

"Waal, now, reckon we kin sure do 
that much for ye," drawled Ian, very ac- 
commodatingly since Bernard had just pur- 
chased two bits' worth of cheese and crack- 
ers, which were to serve as his dinner. 

"Ye jest take this hyar trail that runs 
through yon spruce brush, and ye will git 
to Pete's door jest after ye cross Silver 
Crick. Good luck to ye !" called Ian after 
Bernard, who, with a light "Thank you," 
was off at a brisk walk up the trail. 

"I tell you that training for field day 
comes in mighty handy," said he to himself, 
glancing proudly at a handsome gold 
medal he had pinned to his vest, and re- 
joicing at the ease with which he found 
himself bounding up the rough old trail. 
Almost before he was aware of it he was 
just a few yards distant from the clear,, 
babbling waters of Silver Creek ; and was 
stooping to' pluck a beautiful maiden's hair 
fern, when a slight rustle caused him to 
quickly glance towards the nearest bank- 
Oh, that glance ! How often did Bernard 
afterwards think of that particular instant 
of time, when the mountains and their peo- 
ple seemed so delightfully attractive to him. 
There, near the end of a rough pine log 
that spanned the rushing little stream as 
a bridge, stood a beautiful maiden. In one 
hand she held a string of five or six fine, 
speckled trout ; while the other lightly 
grasped a long cane rod. She had evi- 
dently been watching him stooping over 



the ferns, for the instant he looked up she 
whistled to a shaggy brown shepherd dog, 
which, came bounding- up to her, and start- 
ed to walk lightly across the log. In spite 
of her practiced step the log, which had 
been loosened by a late shower, began to 
slip from its place in the bank near which 
Bernard stood, in such a threatening man- 
ner that in another moment the girl would 
have slipped into the water. 

Bernard, who had even dropped his 
bunch of ferns in the sudden flurry of 
thoughts aroused by Lasca, the moun- 
taineer's daughter, now recovered himself 
sufficiently to run forward and grasp the 
end of the sliding log. "Oh, let me hold it 
steady till you get across !" 

A grateful glance from a sparkling pair 
of brown eyes amply repaid him fur his 
trouble. Lasca was now on the other baJik, 
and brushing back her prettv hazel-brown 
locks from her forehead, was just about to 
thank Bernard for his timely courtesy when 
a heavy step was heard coming down the 
path which led through a dense clump of 
cedars. But even the ominous portent did 
not prevent Bernard from merrily re- 
marking, "Weli, now, that was a lucky ar- 
rival on my part. I certainly would have 
hated to see you get a ducking" so sud- 

A pretty blush was stealing over Lasca's 
face, which made him feel his heart give a 
most unusual leap, and also wear away a 
little of the bashfulness which was stealing 
over him in a most unwonted manner. 

"I wonder if you would be so kind as to 
tell me where Pete" — But a gruff "LTp 
with them hands, young feller !" accompan- 
ied with a sharp click, cut short all further 

Old Pete, who was leading a stout mule 
laden with suspicious looking kegs, had 
just trudged up, when he caught sight of 
Bernard, whereupon the hard, weather- 
beaten old mountaineer instantly took the 
glint of the gold medal the young man was 

wearing to be the badge of "'nother one of 
them cussed governmint officers." 

"Oh, Dad, be careful!" cried Lasca. in 
such a sweet and anxious tone as to thrill 

( )ld Vl fce's first command was to test the 
metal of the supposed officer. Bernard's 
self-control, ( though not without an effort, 
pleased the settler. 

"Now let's see ye walk that log ver- 
self." And at this the muzzle of the Win- 
chester was dropped. Bernard saw that the 
moment was a critical one, and upon which 
the success of his mission depended. 

"You're sort of hard on strangers, aren't 
you?" said Bernard, managing to quiet his 
emotions enough to put on a smile, and 
hoping he saw the stern face beginning to 
soften. Something about the young col- 
lege student's frank manner and bright 
smile, combined with the fact that the bit 
of precious metal on Bernard's breast bore 
the words, "Best All Round Athlete." in- 
stead of the hated "U. S. Inspector," made 
the Scotchman throw back his head and 
give vent to a hearty laugh. 

"So ye wants to see old Pete McClaren, 
do ye? Waal," said he, slinging his rifle 
on his back, and giving the mule a hearty 
slap with his hard, muscular hand. "Lasca.. 
take the stranger up to the cabin while I 
tend to these hyar kegs; and it won't be 
long afore he kin see all he wants of Pete 
McC'ia r en." 

Lasca was certainly a lovely mountain 
girl, standing there in her simple dress of 
homespun blue, with the string- of fish in 
her hand. Her feet were bare, after the 
summer fashion of most of the mountain 
maidens, and delicately molded. 

"Come this way," she said, rather shyly. 
"The cabin ain't but a little ways off." And 
then she added modestly, "That was sure 
kind of you to keep the foot-log from slip- 

"Oh, I am delighted to be of use to 
some people," said Bernard. "Let me carry 
those fish for vou." 



At a sharp bend in the path they were 
suddenly face to face with a stalwart young 
fellow who, seeing Lasca, called out. "Big 
turkey shoot and dance in the village to- 
morrow ! Ye'll be thar, won't ye, Lasca?" 
But at that instant he caught sight of Bern- 
ard, who was close by, carrying the string 
of fish. Without another word the young 
mountaineer passed on, casting a sharp 
look at Lasca's happy looking escort. 

"Guess Brant Watson has been up to 
the cabin," laughed Lasca. "He sartin does 
set store by the village dances." By this 
time they had reached the cabin, though the 
walk had been entirely too short. But old 
Pete's voice could be heard driving the 
mule, so he began to set his wits to working 
as to how to introduce the subject of his 

"Ye take this cheer out here," said 
Lasca, pointing to a rustic seat, "and I will 
:go and git supper." 

Pete McClaren now appeared, striding 
up like a rugged giant. "Waal, stranger, 
now what kin I do for ye?" he inquired, as 
he drew up a rough stool and proceeded 
to clean his gun. 

"Mr. McClaren," said the young man, 
"to be short, I have come to see if you 
wouldn't sell your land. A rich friend of 
mine wants to make for himself a forest 
park, but still he wants some one to live 
on it, and tend to it generally. He has 
heard of your claim out here, which is a 
thousand acres, I believe, and wants to 
know if you will sell for six thousand dol- 
lars." Old Pete was pleased with the 
young man's business-like manner. 

"Waal," said he, "seem' ye talk like ye 
meant somethin', an' bein's I need the 
money for my business on my other claim, 
I jest tells ye if that friend o' yourn will 
give me six thousand dollars for my house 
and land, and forty dollars a month to 
watch the game, and tend to the place in 
general, why, we'll call hit a go !" 

"Ail right," said Bernard, heartily. ''The 
bargain is settled." 

Lasca now announced the readiness of 
the evening repast. Whereupon Pete threw 
some pine knots into the fireplace, and call- 
ed out cheerily, "Stranger, sit down over 
hvar, and see what ye think of our purty 
mountain trout." The crisp, brown fish and 
yellow cornbread certainly looked very 
tempting, especially when served by such 
a pretty waitress. The evening soon sped 
by, and when it was time to retire, Pete 
pointed to a loft and said, "Jest turn in tip 
thar. stranger." Bernard, wearied with 
the day's exertions, was soon slumbering - 
with happy recollections flitting through 
his dreams. 

Next morning being the day of the festi- 
vities at the village, Bernard asked Lasca 
to allow him to accompany her to the 
merrymaking-, and was highly pleased with 
her shy consent. Passing along by the 
scene of the little incident at the foot-log, 
they were soon in the village, and saw the 
inhabitants getting ready for their favorite 
sport, which they called "turkey shoot." 
Almost the whole village and neighbor- 
hood were out, and at the moment Bern- 
ard and Lasca arrived, were watching Ian, 
the storekeeper, who had put up the 
turkey, and old Jerry, the fiddler, tie the 
handsome gobbler with a string to a stake 
about two hundred yards off. 

Then the sport began. Tall, strapping 
young fellows, and laughing girls, all took 
turns shooting at the turkey with their 
long rifles. The bullets were spitting andl 
making the dust fly very close to the huge 
bird, but had not as yet touched him. 
Bernard, who had been carrying Lasca's 
rifle, now handed it to her as she gracefully 
stepped forward to try her skill. A ripple 
of jolly "Good-bye," and "See 'em drop !" 
and many similar remarks to the strutting 
old gobbler, now came from the eager lips 
of the bystanders, for Lasca's skill with the 
rifle was a much praised feature of the 



neig-hborhood. Merrily throwing" back her 
dusky locks with a toss of her head, she 
leveled her gun, and with the sharp crack 
of the heavy old muzzle-loader, the turkey 
gave a great leap upwards, and fell down 
in a heap amidst the shouts and ringing 
cheers of the crowd). 

Old Jerry ran up to the struggling bird, 
and holding him at arm's length, called 
back, "Hooray! Shot plum through the 
eyes !" 

In the evening came the big dance, dur- 
ing with old Jerry, the fiddler, was, of 
course, the central figure. A merry sight 
it was to see the youths and maidens whirl- 
ing and bowing in the lively schottische and 
mountain quadrille. The large room of 
Ian's store rang- and rang again with the 
merrymaking of these frank-hearted peo- 
ple. It was easy for Bernard to see that 
it was pretty Lasca's dancing that had the 
most praise. 

The weeks sped by as if on wings. Dur- 
ing the time Bernard was. making plans for 
the forest park, and also was having a 
clearing made on a large bluff, for the ex- 
tensive hotel that Air. Williams had now 
decided to build in view of making the 
place a summer resort. Bernard had fallen 
in love with the free and hearty mountain 
life. And also, without a doubt, he loved 
sweet Lasca, the crusty old moonshiner's 
daughter. Soon, alas, too soon, came Sep- 
tember, with its glorious autumn weather ; 
and he knew that he shortly must be off 
to the busy college duties. He had often 
talked to' Lasca about going to the city 
to school, and had been delighted at her 
eagerness to go, though her heart sank at 
the thought of leaving her dear old moun- 
tain home. Ah, the secret could no longer 
be kept ! Just the day before he was to 
leave, as they -were turning homeward from 
a delightful fishing excursion, he told her 
what was in his heart, and was filled with 
joy to find that the same thoughts had been 
hers. Their happiness was to be doubled, 

for, on approaching the cabin, they heard 
the familiar voice of Mr. Williams, the 

"Well, now, Mr. McClaren, it is easy 
enough to see that they love each other, 
is it not? And then you know I said it 
wouldn't cost you a cent." 

'Yaas, it'cl sartin be a blockhead who 
couldn't see that," drawled old Pete. "And 
I'll be bound if there ain't a heap o' good 
stuff in that young feller. Yaas. yaas, I'll 
let her go to the city with 'im to git her 
larnin'. But she'll hev to come to see her 
old dad every one of them vacations." 

The couple on the outside could no 
longer restrain themselves, and an instant 
more were standing before the speaker in 
all the happiness of their love for each 

"Waal, young feller, ye kin hev 'er," 
said old Pete, smiling grimly at Bernard's 
hearty wring of the old man's hand. 

"Yaas, ye kin hev 'er if she'll go with 
ye ; but she mustn't forgit her ok dad up 
in the mountains." 

"Oh, dad, you know I wouldn't forgit 
ve," cried Lasca, flinging her arms around 
the old man's neck, and affectionately kiss- 
ins: him. "But you know, daddy, I couldn't 
do much good hyar in these mountains, and 
dear Bernard and I, after his schcolin' is 
over, are going way over to Africa to tell 
the poor black people about Jesus, who 
they ain't ever heered about." 

"Way over to Africy," said old Pete to 
himself sadly. "Guess some o' that preach- 
in' wouldn't be wasted even roun' hyar." 
Then he turned with a sigh to finish 
his arrangements with the banker, while the 
young couple went out to the rustic bench 
and planned for the trip of the morrow. 

Four years have passed by. Bernard 
has graduated from his theological semin- 
ary, and Lasca had made wonderful prog- 
ress in her studies, having just completed a 



good academic course. True to her prom- 
ise to her father, she had visited him at 
every possible opportunity. Bernard, too, 
had spent the greater part of his summer 
vacations assisting Mr. Williams in run- 
ning the now immensely popular summer 
resort. Rockdale. This was to be the young 
people's last visit to the grand old moun- 
tains before Bernard was to sail with his 
beautiful bride for Africa, where the de- 
voted pair were: planning to spend their 
lives in coil for the Master. At the earnest 
request of Lasca's father, the wedding was 
to take place in Ian Watson's store, still the 
popular resort of the many mountain 
friends, who were planning to celebrate the 
occasion in the good old style. When at 
last the long-waited clay arrived, the little 
village of Dundee was all astir. The main 
room of the store was beautifully decorated 
with holly and ferns, which the girls and 
boys had gathered. For Bernard: had 
grown to be very much liked by the young 
people, because of his hearty good nature. 
Pete McClaren was especially to the front, 
declaring "It was goin' to be the swellest 
wedrlin' the country had iver seen !" Pete 
and his pards had found that the secret 
manufacture of whisky was too paying a 
business to give up, in spite of the fact that 
"them cussed govermint officers" would 
every now and then tear up the stills. 

Alas, Pete had got on a drunk to "cele- 
brate the weddin' right," he said. Towards 
evening the guests began to arrive, and 
after much sport at the ever interesting 
turkey shoot, they assembled in the danc- 
ing hall for the wedding. After the merry 
feast, the marriage ceremony was perform- 
ed in a simple and solemn manner by the 
old white-haired village preacher. As Bern- 
ard looked at Lasca by his side, so graceful- 
ly attired in her beautiful wedding dress, he 
thought her the most lovely woman in the 
world. But a trace of sadness was stealing 
over her usually happy face, and he knew 
she was thinking of her drunk father. 

"Cheer up, Lasca," said Bernard, trying 
to laugh away her regret. "You know 
it is very rarely that he gets drunk now." 

But suddenly old Jerry's riddle struck 
up a lively jig. The floor was immediately 
cleared, and happy young couples were 
soon tripping the lively schottische. 

"Where's Lasca ?" cried Pete McClaren, 
who was now uproariously drunk. "I tell 
ve she can show ye how to dance !" He 
was soon worked up to a white heat when 
told that Bernard and Lasca were prepar- 
ing to leave for the hotel. 

"She ain't goin' to dance when I say so ! 
Waal, we'll see 'bout that," he muttered, 
pushing his way to where his daughter 
stood bidding farewell to her old friends. 

"Come, now, Lasca, I want ye to show 
'em how to do it up right a-danein'." 

The color suddenly left Lasca's face as 
she caught a glimpse of her father's blood- 
shot eyes and reeling walk. 

"Oh, father, we will have to go now," 
she implored. "And then. I den't dance any 
more, you know. Good night, father, we 
will see you in the morning before we go." 

But the demon of drink had gotten the 
big Scotchman in his clutches. As Bern- 
ard stepped up to reason with the whisky 
maddened man, the barrel of a pistol gleam- 
ed in the light of the pine torches. The 
sharp report of the weapon rang out, and 
a flame of fire leaped straight at the young 
man's breast. But that instant a lovely 
white form sprang in between. A sharp 
scream ! The merry fiddle suddenly ceased. 
In the great confusion strong hands seized 
the drunken man, while in anguish of soul 
Bernard was kneeling beside the white 
form of the girl he loved better than his 

"Oh, Lasca, my dearest," he cried, "look 
at me !" 

But the sweet life was ebbing away 
through a cruel wound in her breast. For a 
Meeting moment the dark lashes fluttered 
open, and seeing her lover, whose passion- 



ate kisses had brought her back to life 
again, she faintly called his name. Bern- 
ard, with streaming eyes, bent low to listen, 
"Good-bye, Bernard," she murmured faint- 
ly. "You will have" — but the sweet voice 
was growing weaker — "will have to go to 
— Africa — with — out — me — for I am dying. 
Farewell." A long sobbing sigh, and the 
soul had winged on its flight. 

All the merry laughing had ceased, and 
stifled groans and weeping were heard 
everywhere. A rough bier was hastily 
made, and Lasca's lifeless body was sadly 
borne to the hotel. The next day they 
buried her near the great oak, and amidst 
the beautiful ferns, which to Bernard, 
brought back so many tender memories. 

The mountains now seemed so empty 
to Bernard that he resolved to immediately 
start for New York, where he would plead 
to be allowed to start for Africa at once. 
The only thing in the world, he thought, 
that could bring any sweetness into his life 
was the winning of immortal souls for the 
Master, in the heart of the great -Dark Con- 
tinent. Ted!. 



What a happy fact it is that it can be 
that way ! I mean, that we can look back 
over our past experiences ; the trying 
times ; the hard pulls ; the opposition and 
dissension, and, forgetting all the unpleas- 
ant circumstances, remember only the good 
things that people said about us, and those 
moments when our own hearts welled to 
overflowing in response to some token of 
regard and appreciation from those about 

That is the way it is with me now — 
sidetracked schoolmaster of the log house 
'way back in the timber — as I look upon 
the scenes of those days, at this distance of 
several vears and four or five hundred 

miles. There are no longer inconsiderate 
superintendents and county school boards 
alluring a fellow off twenty miles to the 
other side of the county in quest of a brok- 
en-up school. The mischief maker, the tale 
bearer, and the romping, noisy company of 
twenty-five or thirty youngsters, that a 
dozen times a d'ay set my patience at its ex- 
tremity, are all transformed; or, together 
with a livelv visit from some incensed par- 
ent, or a second-hand lecture from some 
indulgent mother of half a dozen spoiled) 
children, have faded away from mind with 
the passing years. What I see clearly be- 
fore me is a little handful of flowers, gath- 
ered with the morning dew, and placed 
upon my desk before my arrival ; and peep- 
ing over the window sill, at the end of the 
house, half a dozen dancing eyes in eager 
anticipation of how I will receive the little 
venture of their owners. How clearly I re- 
member how the youngsters were "tickled 
most to death" as I wound the shoestring 
or bit of calico once again around the rag- 
ged stems, and placed them in an empty 
ink bottle on the front part of my rude 
desk ! 

A little larger does the scene become as 
I dwell upon it. Xo, it is not my im- 
agination. It is of a truth the most bless- 
ed of all my recollections — that little group 
of a dozen or so "First Reader" chaps. I 
can see them now on the row of front 
benches: their feet swinging six inches off 
the floor: ten toes apiece having as much 
fun as they can wiggle out of their next 
neighbors : chubby fists ; heads of tumbled 
hair; red calico dresses; and one "gallus" 
suspenders. There is no mistaking the out- 
fit, and I'll warrant a whole circus reacly 
for the fun as soon as you are. 

In the house where I last taught, there 
was a chameleon that used ofttimes along 
in the morning, when the sun became 
warm, to come out from his haunt behind 
the logs, or under the floor, to exercise 
himself, and secure his morning meal at the 



expense of the numberless flies sunning" 
themselves on the floor. Any one who has 
ever watched a chameleon catch and swal- 
low a fly knows how exciting the contin- 
ued performance becomes. And that First 
Reader class was not slow in becoming 
keenly awake to the pleasing prospects of 
the situation. About the time the third fly 
had gone down, every youngster on the 
front bench was doubled up in a wad with 
one hand holding to his ribs, and the other 
tightly clasped over his nose and mouth in 
a spasmodic endeavor to control that tem- 
pest gathering force within. Whenever I 
see a boy in tins fix I never fail (in 
some way, without laying down my scepter) 
to open up an outlet for him. A full side 
glance at the mischievous chameleon ; a 
slight twitching of the muscles at the cor- 
ner of my mouth, and the storm broke. 
Two minutes of chaos and circus, and then 
the geography lesson. And I can remem- 
ber no lesson recited with more life and in- 
terest than the geography lesson on the 
chart that followed the morning meal of 
that industrious chameleon. 

Did I ever whip them, does some one 
ask? Well, I have rambled over a whole 
hillside hunting for a black-jack that was 
near enough grown to do justice to a con- 
ceited, overbearing fellow of sixteen or 
eighteen years, who had forgotten, when he 
passed the line out of childhood, to add to 
his general stock the little quantity of pru- 
dence and self-control that rightfully be- 
longed to him. But those little fellows ! As 
long as they remain as they are — uncon- 
scious of their winning ways, bubbling over 
with frank, harmless mischief and fun, verit- 
able little bundles of originality and genu- 
ine, unaffected human nature, I shall never 
want a better means by which to control 
them, and to lead them, and to give to 
them the keenest interest and love for their 
work, than their own mischievousness and 
their love for fun and frolic. 

Ofttimes there comes from the little fel- 

lows a rebuke that is the more effective, not 
only because of its originality, but because 
of the childlike unconsciousness of the real 
meaning of what has been said. One day, 
as I was strolling up the path during the 
evening recess, I passed a group of my 
smallest boys sitting on the ground, engag- 
ed in some simple game that I have for- 
gotten now. Partly, I suppose, because I 
wished in some way to notice them, and 
partly because at noontime and during re- 
cesses I was ever throwing out some chal- 
lenge that would provoke a reply full of or- 
iginal good humcr and fun, I thoughtless- 
ly remarked, "Well, boys, you hoklin' meet- 
in'?*' Ouickiv the reply came back from, 
some bright little urchin, as he triumphant- 
ly arose to his knees: "Yes, sir; won't you 
come and join us in prayer?" For a 
moment the humorous side of the situation 
struck me, and then the serious. There 
was absolutely no way open for rebuke or 
correction. I had thrown out a challenge, 
and it had been answered. The rebuke had 
been given. I could but take it and pass 
on. Never again that I know of did I ven- 
ture a remark to my little ones that would 
give opportunity in the reply for a word or 
a suggestion of- irreverence. 

The backwoods teacher has many try- 
ing times. But his reward is coming. 
Sometimes it comes before nightfall. After 
the dav's work is done he find his way to 
his night's lodging place. There, sitting on 
the porch, in a straight-backed chair leaned 
against the side of the house, with his feet 
upon the rounds in an endeavor to make 
himself congenial with his surroundings, he 
hears one of his little girls playing out near 
the gate, explain to her younger sister 
something that the "teacher" had told them 
about ; and there comes to him the con- 
sciousness that he has made an impression; 
then it is that there comes to him his re- 
ward. Or, perhaps, after the evening has 
been spent, and he has retired to his sleep- 
ing place in the "lean-to," or in the little 



room on the porch, he hears through the 
cracks between the logs his name mention- 
ed in the adjoining room, and turning over 
in a bed, perhaps none too soft, he hears 
the littie ones as they prepare for their 
night's rest, tell in fond tones to the eager, 
listening parent, of some kind act that the 
teacher had done for them- that Hay ; then 
it is that lie forgets that pencil - that was 
dropped a half dozen times that very after- 
noon. He forgets that he has not seen any 
"home folks" in two months. He forgets 
that he is thirteen miles from a railroad. 
What does it matter if there never was a 
railroad? His twenty-five dollars a month 
sinks into insignificance. He draws a 
whole month's pay with every word that is 
borne through the cracks of the lean-to, 
and, turning over again in his bed, with a 
heart too full to risk hardly a snuffle, he 
drops off to sleep. The backwoods school- 
master has reaped his reward 

The log schoolhousc has not yet com- 
pleted its mission. Nor have the First 
Reader chaps down on the front row And 
if you want to enjoy a bit of unalloyed or- 
iginality, and the genuine, unaffected' na- 
ture of the little ones (somehow the more 
civilized we become the earlier in life does 
childhood lose its simple, unaffected wavs, 
but innocence lives long among the hazel 
brush and hickory) ; if you want something 
that will draw you out of your closed up 
self, and give you a few breaths of life, by 
.some mean-; obtain a third grade certificate 
and start into the bushes. Go out past the 
painted chape], the cozy farm-house, and 
the smooth, leYel meadows and pasture. 
Get away back among the pea patches, 
where the timber is thick, and the stumps 
mark off the corn rows. There on the 
side of some hill, or on the top of a knoll 
— you will not mistake the place — is the 
fortress that will briny von a kingdom. And 
unless piekin' 's poorer abrut that place 
than it is about most sand hills, you will 
find enough of tine little fellows in a radius 

of two miles, that will interest you as long 
as your allotment of country school war- 
rants lasts you. And some evening in the 
course of a few weeks (if you can hold 
down enough homesickness during that 
time to last an ordinary man a whole year), 
sitting around the open fireplace, with a 
five-year-old on each knee, two or three of 
the younger ones tning to put their feet 
into your pockets, and a whole chart class 
swinging on your legs ; then if your old 
closed up nature doesn't begin to open, and 
your starved soul to know a little of life 
and love, you had better give it up and 
seek the best trail over the ridge, down 
along the creek, and back where men must 
work, and grind, and be machines, but 
need not love nor know the blessedness 
of living in and for other lives 

May blessings ever be on the little First 
Reader down on the front row of 
benches. F. F. S., '06. 


By Mrs. J. M. blunter. 

The pleasures of earth are sought for, 

And counted sweet; 
But, ah ! dear soul, they are transient 

And incomplete. 
They will soon have vanished wholly. 

With naught to show. 
And Your heart will be left aching 

And full of woe. 

The pleasures of heaven are lasting — 

"For evermore" ; 
They are rich and pure and perfect — 

A boundless store. 
To these you. should haYe a title; 

Secure it now : 
Ask the Lord to place his signet 

On heart and brow. 

The new students have arrived in full 
force — one hundred of them. 





Bashful, blushing, sweet sixteen. 
Charming, you enter college; 

And (I ween) you're the least bit green 
But that will go, with knowledge. 

Studious, thoughtful, with queenly grace 
You appear, perhaps, alarming, 

But smiles and jollity light your face, 
And the Freshies know you're charming. 



No longer verdant but very learned. 

At least that's what you think, 
But when thro' school you've further journeyed, 

How fast your pride will sink! 

Haughty , grave and very wise 
With cap and gown and stack of books 

ThroHgh pince-nez stare, profound, her eyes 
And we wonder if she'e all she looks. 

— T. 





As the time for the annual mid-winter 
entertainment draws near, all the Athen- 
ians have their nerves at high tension. 
For it is always a simple index of the qual- 
ity of the work done so far in the college 
year, within the sheltering walls of dear 
old Athenian Hall. Our hope and ardent 
d-esire in having our public entertainments, 

is to show our friends and schoolmates 
that our literary work stands for the up- 
building of character. 

Mr. C. H, Gilliugham. Chairman of the 
Decoration Committee, helped by his 
Athenian brothers and a bevy of our hon- 
orary members from the fair ones of Bald- 
win, had the auditorium of Bartlett Hall 
beautifully decorated for the entertainment 
of Friday evening, December 19. The 



weather was perfect, and a large crowd 
gathered for the exercises of the evening. 
The stage was made exceedingly attractive 
by a beaijtiful arch draped with graceful 
folds of the Athenian red, and trimmed 
with English ivy. Its effect was enhanced 
by a row of incandescent footlights and 
also the large illuminated letters A. L. S. 
Festoons of red bunting on the walls and 
gallery. intermingled with beautiful 
wreaths of the shining dark green ivy- 
leaves, finished the decorating which ren- 
dered the auditorium an elegant reception 
r. >. ,rn for the 250 guests present. 

Dr. S T. Wilson was the presiding offi- 
cer of the evening. After the invocation 
by Rev. John Alexander, a spirited ad- 
dress was delivered by Mr. Frederick F. 
Schell, '06. His theme was: "Men and 
Women Who Think — the Demand of the 
Age." In his clear and forcible style Mr. 
Sche'.l showed that the great victories of 
the present age are not won on bloody 
battle-fields, but by the cool deliberation 
of thinking men and women. Xc\t the 
Athenian Quartette, consisting of God- 
dard. Dickie, Gill and Hudson, sang, and 
were heartily encored. The debate was a 
crisp, witty and energetic discussion of the 
proposition, "Resolved. That Custom 
Should Sanction the Proposal of Marriage 
by Women." On the affirmative, Mr. W. 
( ). Freidinger, '06, maintained that the 
present custom of popping the question 
was only a time-worn custom, followed 
chiefly because so did our fathers, and by 
our fathers because in exactly the same 
manner did our grandfathers, and so on. 
For this and many other reasons he de- 
clared we should not deprive the ladies the 
pleasure of taking the lead in the above- 
fcnentioned critical moment. Mr. R. Lock- 
hart Houston, '05, denied the advisability 
of changing the present custom. His ar- 
guments ran after the line where the igno- 
rance of following the present custom is 
such bliss for both parties, it would be 
folly to try to he wiser. The quartette 

then gave us another selection, and were 
again encored. Mr. Frank Gill, '05, read 
the "History of Athenian Society," writ- 
ten in a masterful style. The recounting 
of the old-time enthusiasm of the early 
members was listened to with interest. 
Xext came a "Hindoo solo." by Mr. Ar- 
thur C. Tedford, '04, who played some 
oriental tunes sung by the natives of India, 
011 a Hindoo instrument made in imitation 
of the sacred peacock. The native name 
of the instrument is "Taoos." Mr. H. H. 
Hudson, '03. delivered a splendid oration, 
entitled "Two Milestones." Pluck, he 
most truthfully declared, is the essential 
factor to success, not luck. Mr. Jas. God- 
dard's solo was highly appreciated; so 
much so, that he sang a jolly song as an 
encore. A fine monologue, entitled "Pro 
and Con," was delivered by Mr. Robt. O. 
Franklin, '03- I' 1 this selection Mr. Frank- 
lin skillfully portrayed an interesting series 
of surprises and disappointments of a par- 
ticular case of love-making. "The Athen- 
ian," by Air. Paul R. Dickie, '04. was brim- 
ful of jokes and witty experiences. Nev- 
ertheless, so skillfully was serious matter 
intermingled with the amusing experiences 
of students and professors, that this num- 
ber was one of the best of the evening. 
Benediction, by Prof. E. B. Waller, closed 
the program. "Teddy." 


When the fact was announced, in the 
catalogue of Maryville College, that Prof. 
Campbell, of Knoxville, had been engaged 
to take charge of the Art Department, there 
were exclamations of delight from many, 
and the opening of school was anticipated 
with much pleasure. During the second 
week of school the drawing and painting 
classes were organized, and since that time 
they have been patiently working. On 
Thursday afternoon, Januarv 23. between 
the hours of one and five. Prof. Campbell 
ami his pupils opened the doors of the 
studio, to their friends of the- town and Col- 



lege, tc an exhibition of their work. The 
room was most tastefully appointed — large 
art squares and richly-colored rugs covered 
the floor, easy chairs here and there offered 
comfort to those wearied by the climb of 
many winding stairs, while tables, on which 
rested potted plants, and evergreens artis- 
tically hung from the walls, and pictures 
lent beauty to the scene. All this was soon 
forgotten in admiration of Prof. Campbell's 
rare gems of art so attractively grouped on 
the walls and easles, numbering from 150 
to 200. Some of these splendid pictures 
were taken from points of interest during 
his sojourn in Europe, and others from our 
own beautiful homeland. The harmonious 
blending of colors was a pleasing feature of 
his work, and to tell which of bis pictures 
were most admired would be difficult, as all 
merited the highest praise. 

The work displayed by the drawing and 
painting classes was sufficient evidence that 
they are making marked progress, and the 
interest manifested by them is very gratify- 
ing to Prof. Campbell. 

The Faculty made a wise choice in 
selecting him to fill this position, and well 
may Kncxville be proud to call him her 
own. W'itn Prof. Campbell at the helm 
there is success in store for this department. 
The young people of the town and College 
caVi not afford to let this golden oppor- 
tunity pass without availing themselves 
of it. 


The exchange table in the library is sup- 
plied with the periodicals which come to 
us from the various schools and colleges. 
Our students receive benefit from reading 
them, and very often obtain valuable ideas 
in reference to college affairs and opera- 
tions. We receive a large number of ex- 
changes, but would be glad to receive more 
from other colleges. The following is a 
partial list of our magazines : The Earl- 
hamite, Emory Phoenix, Purple and Green, 

Emory and Henry Era, Grove City Col- 
legian, Oberlin Review, Wheaton College 
Record, Alfred University .Monthly, Uni- 
versity of Tennessee Magazine, Black and 
Red, Smith College Monthly, Otterbein 
/Egis, Bedding Graphic, Milton College- 
Review, Steel and Garnet, Adrian College 
World, M. H. Aerolite, The Cutler Fort- 
nightly, The Mountaineer, Gates Index, 
The .Egis. College Chips, The Ray, The 
Washington Jeffersonian, The Oracle. The 
Mirror, The Breeze, Delaware College Re- 
view, Wilmingtonian, W. and M. College 
Monthly, The Kendall Collegian, The 
Argos, Crimson and Gold, The Hamilton 
Record, The Twentieth Century Chat, Re- 
view and Bulletin. 

The Tuesday evening prayer meetings of 
the College for the past term were of un- 
usual interest and variety. Among the 
leaders from out of town were Dr. Rich- 
mond, of Knoxville: Dr. Lucas, of Chatta- 
nooga, and Rev. J. S. Eakin, of Jonesboro. 

The Volunteer Band now numbers ten 
members, and is actively engaged in in- 
creasing the missionary spirit in the Col- 
lege. The missionary alcove in the library, 
with its two hundred volumes, is of great 
service to the members. The Band was 
lately visited by Miss Blount, Traveling 
Secretary of the organization. 

On December 5 a banquet in honor of 
the football team was given in the dining 
hall. One hundred guests were present, 
and after the repast Professor Newman, 
as toastmaster, introduced the various 
speakers. A great deal of enthusiasm was 
manifested, especially when the young 
ladies, under the leadership of Miss Wil- 
son, sang an original Maryville College 
football song. The speakers were : Presi- 
dent Wilson, Professors. Waller and Gil- 
man, Robert Houston, Tom Brown. Karl 
Greene, Joseph Schell and Joel Rogers. 



Maryville College Monthly. 

Vol. V. 

FEBRUARY, 1903. 

No. 4. 


EditOr-in-Chtef, - ELMER B. WALLRR 

Athenian, - - AKTKUR C. TED FORD 


Alpha Sigma - - FREDERIC H. HOPE 

Thkta Epsilon, - - - MAUDE HUNT 


Y. W. C. A. - - - - HELEN M. POST 

Athletics, - - - KARL W. GREENE 

Business Manager, - FREDERIC L. WEBB 


Subscription Managers HUGH R CRAWFORD 


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Makyville College Monthly, 

Maryville, Tenn. 

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


Clement Earnest Wilson was born in 
Des Moines, la., on August Q, 1875. His 
parents moved to East Tennessee, and he 
entered Maryville College in 1891, and 
graduated in the classical course in the vear 
1897, at the age of twenty-one. Desiring 
to become an electrical engineer, he enter- 
ed the University of Tennessee and obtain- 
ed the degree in that department. While 
preparing himself in the practical training 
of his chosen profession at the works of the 
General Electric Company of Lynn, Mass., 
"he was taken ill, and returned to Knoxville, 
where he died of consumption on January 
T4. 1903. His remains were brought to 
Maryville and the funeral services were held 
m New Providence Church. In respect to 
"his memory all College classes were sus- 
pended during the service, and the students 
attended in a body. His remains were 
"borne to Magnolia Cemetery by members 
•of his class in College. 

Although he was just entering upon his 
life's work, yet his business ability had 
"been shown by his successful management 
•of the Students' Boarding Club, at the Uni- 
-versity of Tennessee, while he was there a 

student. For two summers he also had 
charge of the dining hall of the Presbyter- 
ian Chautauqua, at Winona, Ind. 

In his life he was quiet, reflective and 
studious ; taking part, however, in the gen- 
eral interests of the College. He was a 
member of the New Providence Church, 
and died in the faith of Jesus Christ. He 
was the only child of his widowed mother, 
Mrs. A. A. Wilson, who has the sincere 
sympathy of all her numerous friends. 


The Theta Epsilon is meeting with un- 
usual success this term. It is the youngest 
society on the hill, organized only some 
eight years ago. Now we have a member- 
ship of over seventy. The word "Theta" is 
a synonym for hustling, on the hill. 

January 16th, we met and elected the 
following officers for the coming term: 
President, Miss Emma Caldwell ; Vice-Pres- 
ident, Eva Alexander; Secretary, Leona 
Watson ; Treasurer, Nancy Millsaps. After 
the election of officers we were favored with 
recitations by Miss Irene Jones, Irene 
Bewly and Grace Gamble. Our second 
meeting was very encouraging and enthus- 
iastic, and we hope to. make this a very suc- 
cessful term in the history of our society. 
Eva Alexander. Emma Caldwell, Nancy 
Millsaps and several other old members 
who were not with us last term, have again 
taken their places in the society ranks, 
which insures for us a more successful and 
interesting term. 


An alliance was made by the Seniors 
on January 14, with the Sophomore Class. 
This was done so as to be ready for class 
games that are expected soon to occur. The 
next evening the two classes congregated 
at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. 
Cooper, and there commemorated the event 
by a "taffy pull." Miss Lelia, the Sopho- 
more hostess, could not keep the eager 



''pullers" from beginning 1 too soon, and so 
a few burnt fingers was the consequence. 
Some, with nimble and deft fingers, proved 
themselves expert candy makers, and 
some proved themselves just the opposite. 
The party afterward withdrew to the par- 
lor and succeeded in getting a flash-light 
photo struck without breaking the camera. 
At an hour entirely too quickly ccme. the 
partv bade adieu to their genial hostess, 
feeling the occasion of the newly formed, 
alliance had been celebrated in best form. 
The Seniors have organized their 
Basket-ball Team, with T. G. Brown as 
captain. .Some good games are expected. 
Three of the team, Brown, Greene and 
Franklin, are on the first Maryville Col- 
lee'e Team. 


"Slow, oh, no ; 
Who said so?" 

None of the Junior-Freshmen League 
who were the participants in their first joint 
•social function. 

Wednesday night thirty members avail- 
ed themselves of Dr. Wilson's cordiality 
and spent a pleasant evening in his spacious 
parlors, which are always open to the stu- 
dents. Various games were played, after 
Avhich refreshments were served. 

Only one thing happened to mar the 
pleasure of the evening. A certain member 
of the class, who has not been seen with the 
young ladies many times this year, became 
so confused on the way, after a young lady, 
that he purchased a cross-tie ticket for 
Louden. After a mile walk ( ?) he remem- 
bered his mission, and hastily wended his 
way to the party, arriving after nine o'clock. 
He was not slow, but just lost in waking 
dreams — lost the way. 

All bade Dr. and Mrs. Wilson a grate- 
ful adieu, and returned to the Hall ere the 
lights were extinguished. 


Officers: President, Fred L. Proffitt ; 
Vice-President, Nellie S. Jackson ; Secre- 
tary, E. L. McCord. 

Class Colors: Old rose and green. 
Class Yell: 

Senior Prep., Senior Prep. 

We're the stuff ; 

College next year 

Sure enough. 

Hurrah, hurrah, 

Senior Prep.. Senior Prep. 

Rah. rah, rah ! 
The Senior Preparatory students were 
called to meet late in the fall term of 1902, 
to form a class organization. Owing to the 
short period of time left between its or- 
ganization and the close of school for the 
Christmas holidays, but little was done 
bevond the election of officers and the ap- 
pointing of committees. 

But with the beginning of the new term 
a meeting was called at which committees 
reported, so far as they were able to do 
so, and necessary new ones were appoint- 
ed, and the interesting topic of a party was 

The Senior Preparatory Class possesses 
good material, and is a strong class, second 
to none other in Maryville College with re- 
gard to class spirit, enterprise and enthus- 
iasm. The class has practically just or- 
ganized, so that we are as yet able to re- 
port little, but "we attain to what we pur- 
sue" is our motto, and we venture to say 
that we shall make our presence known 
when our banner floats high, and the build- 
ings re-echo our spirited, if not very melo- 
dious, veil. 

The military company has a number of 
new recruits. 


The number of Sophomores has been 
increased this term by two additions to 
our ranks. The class is now composed of 
six boys and six girls. 

We are glad to welcome back W. C. 
Vausrht. who was a member of b«<- weir's 



Freshman Class. He was out during the 
fall term "teaching the young ideas to 

The new member of our class, R. H. 
Beeler, was classed as a special last year, 
but is now a full-fledged Sophomore. He 
also spent last fall in teaching school. 

The Seniors and Sophomores met re- 
cently and organized a joint league. The 
following officers were elected: President, 
.Miss Nancy V. Gardner, '03; Vice-Presi- 
dent, F. W. Gill, '05 ; Secretary, Miss Ellen 
H. Andrews, '05 ; Treasurer, E. N. Ouist, 
'03. The Senior-Sophomore yell is as fol- 
lows : 

Ra, re, ri, ro, 

Ring, clung, chang; 

Senior, Sophomore, 


1 1 

p, boom, nang : 


The various athletic teams for the spring 
games are being organized. 

The Athletic Board of Control have ap- 
pointed Arthur C. Tedford manager, and 
T. G. Brown captain of the Basket-ball 

Manager Tedford will try to arrange 
several games for the team. 

Prof. A. F. Gilman has been elected 
manager of the Track Athletic Team, and 
T. G. Brown manager of the Baseball 

K. W. Greene resigned as Athletic Edi- 
tor, and Prof. A. F. Gilman was appointed 
by the Athletic Board of Control to fill the 

It is sincerely hoped that the student 
body of the College will support the athletic 
teams as heartily this spring, and show as 
much enthusiasm, or even more, than thev 
displayed during die foot-ball games last 

It tiie College will rally around the 
Baseball and Track Athletic Teams, Mary- 
ville will be able to make a more creditable 
showing in these branches of athletics than 
in the enviable record of her successful 
Foot-bail Team last fall. 


It is not an easy matter to predict just 
what the baseball record for the coming 
season will be. Nearly all of the men who 
played on the team last year are in Col- 
lege, but there are some places to be filled, 
and some few changes in the positions may 
be made, if it is thought advisable to do 
so, to strengthen the team. 

There is some promising baseball ma- 
terial among the new men, and it looks as 
if the vacant positions could be easily filled, 
and some of the old players will have to 
work hard to hold their positions. Every 
man will be given a fair chance, and those 
who seem to be best qualified for the posi- 
tions will constitute the "first team." 

Let no one be discouraged, however, 
for it will be necessary to have several good 
players besides the nine men chosen for the 
"first team," who will be substitutes on the 
"first team," and who will constitute a part : 
of the "first team." 

There will also be a second team or- 
ganized, and games arranged for them to 

Last year the Baseball Team worked, 
hard, and much credit is due to last year's 
team, but they did not receive the neces- 
sary financial support from the College. 

This year the students and teachers have 
responded nobly to the call for financial 
aid for athletics. Another appeal will be 
made when the baseball season opens, and 
we hope that College spirit will then run 
high, and our Baseball Team will get the 
encouragement and sympathy necessary 
for them to win the victory. 

Good, faithful, conscientious hard work 
will count on the diamond this year, and 
earnest, honest, clean baseball will charac- 
terize the Maryville College team. 

Let everybody be present at the games 
and exercise the muscles of his arms or 
the muscles of his vocal org'ans to help the- 
team to victorv. 



The first basket-ball game of the season 
was played in the gymnasium at Harriett 
Hall, January 22, against the Knoxville Y. 
M. C. A. 

The game was close and interesting 
from beginning to end, and was thoroughly 
enjoyed by all in attendance. 

During the first half Chester French, 
left forward on the Maryville team, scored 
five points for Maryville by throwing five 
goals from fouls. Toms, left forward on 
the Knoxville team, made one goal from 
the field, and two goals from fouls. Den- 
ton, right forward, made one goal from the 
field, and one goal from a foul ; and the 
score was 7 to 5 in favor of the visiting 

During the second half, French made 
a goal from the field, and Rogers, the right- 
forward, made a goal from the field ; each 
counting two points. Toms made one goal 
from the field and two goals from fouls, and 
Denton, one goal from a foul. 

At no time during the game was the 
victory assured, and the large audience 
gave cheer after cheer when a good play 
was made. 

The Maryville College team played a 
strong game, and in view of the fact that 
their opponents are considered the best 
basket-ball team in East Tennessee, much 
credit is due to the Maryville boys. 

All of the Maryville team played well, 
but French was the star player of the 

Toms, the captain of the visiting team, 
did the best work for the visitors. It was 
a sharp, clean game from start to finish. 
The final score was 12 to 9 in favor of the 
Knoxville Y. M. C. A. 

The line-up was as follows: 
Maryville. Knoxville. 

T. G. Brown, Capt . L. G Donaldson 

Robt. Franklin . . . . R. G Whittle 

K.W. Greene C White 

Chester French. ...L. F Toms, Capt. 

Joe! Rogers R. F D 

Fifteen-minute halv< s. 

Umpires — Wilson and McSpadden. 

Timekeeper — Prof. T. F. Oilman. 
Referee — Prof. Mooers. 
Attendance — 200. 


The Board of Directors of the College 
met in Maryville on January 14, in the 
regular -end-annual session. There were 
present Rev. E. A. Elmore, D.D.. Rev. L 
IT. McConneil, Hon. Will A. McTeer. W. 
B. Minnis, Rev. Charles Marston, Rev. W. 
R. Dawson, Rev. S. T. Wilson, D.D., 
Major Ben. Cunningham, Rev. J. M. Alex- 
ander, Rev. G. S. Haskerville, and Hon. T. 
N. Brown. In the absence of President 
Rev. W. H. Lyle, D.D., Rev. W. R. Daw- 
son was elected Chairman. Reports from 
the President of the College, and various 
committees, were received and acted upon. 

On Friday afternoon, January Q. the 
Faculty and teachers gave a reception to 
the Bartlett Hall students of the College. 
Refreshments were served, consisting of 
Kern's ice cream and cakes, and cocoa with 
sugar wafers In the evening the Chris- 
tian Associations gave a reception to the 
new students in the same building. 

The students who intend to practice 
medicine, met and organized last month. 

Prof. Newman led one of the Y. M. C. 
A. meetings last month, and a number of 
students made professions of faith at that 

The Middle Preps, have organized, with 
Miss Minnie McGinley as President. 

The Y. M. C. A. Quartette is in de- 
mand, and is considering the advisability 
of making- a short tour this term. 

Two new instructors have been added 
to the teaching corps of the College — Miss 
Columbia, to assist in music ; and Mr. 
Iddins, in the Preparatory Department. 

The enrollment is now 406 students. 
Tins is a gain already of 35 over last vear. 



The third term will probably bring the total 
to 425. 

Every room in Baldwin Hall is oc- 
cupied, including- the ten additional rooms 
furnished last term, on the third floor of the 
annex. Mrs. Cost has under her charge 
71 girls, the largest number in the history 
of the College, in Baldwin Hall. The Co- 
operative Club has 196 regular boarders, 
thus making a new record for itself. 

In response to categorical inquiries sent 
in for the Day of Prayer for Colleges, Mary- 
ville sent out the following answers: 

1. Number of students enrolled thus 
far, 406. 

2. Number of Christians, 305. 

3. Spiritual condition very satisfactory. 
Twenty-five professions of faith during the 

4. Seventeen candidates for the minis- 
try, six of whom are in the graduating class. 

5. Ten missionary volunteers; three 
new foreign missionaries the past year. 

6. All the students in Bible Studv. 

7. Strong Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. 
A., with large Bible classes. 

8. All the teaching force Christians. 
Dr. Geo. McCulloch, as Chairman of 

the Committee on Awards of the prize 
story contest of the College Monthly, pre- 
sented Mr. Arthur Tedford with the first 
prize of five dollars, and Miss Helen Post 
with the second prize of three dollars. The 
prize story of Mr. Tedford is printed in this 

Miss Helen Post has accepted an emer- 
gency call to fill a position in our Academy 
at Hyden, Ky. 

Rev. A. A. Griffes, '97, pastor of a 
church in Cincinnati, visited Maryville for 
a few clavs while on his way from Florida 
to Cincinnati. 

J. L. M4RTIN & SON, 

Livery, Feed and Sale Stable 


'Phone 112 NearDipot. Meets all Trains. 

Special attention to Mountain Parties. 

Students Give Your Laundry 
Work to 

M. B. HUNTER, '04, 
Agent of the War Eagle Laundry. 






The most particular set of people on earth ♦ 
to cloth are the Boys — almost men — who J 
can never be entirely understood by parents. ♦ 
Such boys will And their "whims" (if ♦ 
parents insist on so designating it) fully ^ 
appreciated and anticipated" at this store. ♦ 
It costs little, if any, more — why shouldn't ♦ 

the young man be pleased? 




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We would not have you think 
that because we are the lead- 
ing house of East Tennessee 
that our stock is not adapted 
to the needs and ability of all. 
It is. We have just what you 
want, and quality considered 
prices here are lower than 
^ any where else. See if they are 
> not. You are always welcome. 


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A. C. MONTGOMERY, Proprietor. 

First Glass Horses and Buggies to Hire 

Also Corn and Hay for Sale. 

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Drugs, Medicines 
and Chemicals . . 

Fancy and Toilet Articles, Sponges, Brushes, 
Perfumery, Etc. 

Prescriptions carefully compounded with accuracy end dis- 
patch by competent persons at all hours of the day and nigh 

kirk & Mckenzie, 

L!n/t«ii«iA« Sate, Feed and Exchange Stable. F 
IVcrVlTlcn Hass Horses and Buggies to Hire. Fii 
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Attention and Terms Given to Studeets. 

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Phones: New 1146, Office, Old 361, Residence. 

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Pencils, Inks, Stationery, Neckwear, Hand- 
kerchiefs, Tinware, Lamps, etc., at 


"A little of," and prices always right. 


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Office Nest Door to Bank of Maryville, Telephone 112 




First Class Turnouts at Reasonable Rates. 


Special Attention and Terms Given to Students. 






Office over 
Patton's Jewelry Store, MARYVILLE, TENN. 

PHONE 76. 

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Dealers in Vehicles, Harness, Ag= 
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fOAT Special Attention Given 
*-" '-' nLl to Email orders. 

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Don't Fail to Come Every Saturday Morning- to 

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We have bargains fresh every week from the Big Knoxville House. Special 

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Mrs. Rosa Mead Ca}Mvood, Agent. 







President, and Professor of the English Language and 
Literature and of the Spanish Language. 

Emeritus Professor of Mental and Moral Science. 


Professor of Mathematics. 


Principal of the Preparatory Department and Professor of 
the Science and Art of Teaching. 


Professor of the Latin Language aud Literature. 


Bookkeeping and English. 


Chemistry and Physics. 


History and English Literature. 


English Branches. 


French and German. 



The College offers nine groups of studies 
eading to the degree of A. B., and also a Teach- 
er's Course. The curriculum embraces the various 
branches of Science, Language, Literature, His- 
tory and Philosophy usually embraced in such 
courses in the leading colleges in the country. 
There are also Art and Music departments. 

The location is very healthful. The community 
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 heated by steam and 
lighted by electricity. A system of waterworks. 
Campus of 250 acres. The college under the care 
of the Synod of Tennessee. Full corps of 
instructors. Careful supervision. Study of the 
Sacred Scriptures. Four literary societies. Rhe- 
torical drill. The Lamar library of more than 
10,000 volumes. Text-book loan libraries. 

Biology and Geology. 


English Branches. 


Piano, Voice and Theory. 



Painting and Drawing. 



Physical Director. 


Military Instructor. 





Manager of the Co-operative Boarding Club. 


Assistant Manager of the Co-operative 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. 


The endowment of $225,000 reduces the ex- 
penses to low figures. The tuition is only 86.00 
a term or $18.00 a year. Room rent, light and 
heat bills, in Baldwin Hall (for young ladies) and 
Memorial Hall (for young men) is only §7.00 to 
$9.00 for the fall term, $5.00 to $7.00 for the win- 
ter term, and $3.00 to $4.00 for the spring term, 
according to the location of the rooms. ACo- 
operative Laundry has beeu established. Instru- 
mental music at low rates. Twenty lessons in 
painting, $10.00. Board at Co-operative 
Boarding Club only about $1.35 a Week. 
Young ladies may reduce even this cost by work 
in the club. In private families beard is from 
$2.00 to $2.50. Other expenses are correspond- 
ingly low. Total expenses, $75.00 to $125 .00 a 

The Winter term opens January 6, 1903; the 
Spring term, March 13, 1903. 

For Catalogues, Circulars or Other Information, address 

MAJOR BEN CUNNINGHAM, Registrar, Maryville, Term. 

Maryville College Monthly 

Volume V. 


Number 5. 


Particulars of the last days of Kin 
Takahashi, '95, in japan, have recently 
been received. 

Rev. F. S. Curtis, a missionary under 
appointment of the Y. M. C. A., was ac- 
quainted with him and his work in Japan, 
and officiated at his funeral. 

To appreciate fully the heroic work of 
Kin Takahashi in his suffering and sick- 
ness, we will quote from some of Mr. 
Curtis's previous letters, describing the 
school which was established by Kin in 
his native town. 


A unique door of opportunity has re- 
cently been opened to us in an entirely new 
field at Hirao, a large village a few miles 
from the town of Yanai. Mr. Takahashi, 
a native of this village, recently sent us, 
together with a letter of introduction from 
Mrs. Winn, of Osaka Station, a very press- 
ing invitation to come and help him in con- 
nection with some work he was carrying 
on with a company of young men. 

This young man has had quite a re- 
markable career in America. He was for 
two years captain of the football team of 
Maryville College, Tennessee, and is a 
graduate of that College. Through his 
personal efforts $8,000 were raised for a 
Y. M. C. A. building for use in connection 
with this institution. After thirteen years 
in the United States, he returned to Japan, 
and engaged in the Association work in 
Tokyo, but his health failing, for many 
months he has been laid aside from such 
active service. However, in spite of weak- 
ness, he has been letting his light shine in 
his native place. In this town there are 
some seven thousand people, and in the 

immediate vicinity the number would reach 
twenty thousand. There are a large num- 
ber of the better class of Japanese in the 
place, and their zeal for education is shown 
in the flourishing schools, which have 
twelve hundred pupils. Mr. Takahashi saw 
an opportunity for work among the grad- 
uates of the higher school, and formed a 
literary club with twenty-three members. 
After drilling seven or eight of the young 
men for a public exhibition, he sent a re- 
quest to Yamaguchi for assistance, which 
was gladly given. Two public meetings 
were planned and fully advertised, and spe- 
cial written invitations were issued to all 
the leading men in the town and to the 
schools. The young men of the club sang 
the national air, the old story of George 
Washington and his little hatchet was read 
in English by one boy, and interpreted by 
another; the hymn, "Stand up for Jesus." 
was sung in English ; there was a debate 
on the question of emigration to Hawaii, 
and a whole section of Mrs. Winn's "Ad- 
vice to Mothers" was given from memory 
by one of the lads. With some surprise I 
drew the attention of the leader to the fact 
that there were not more than two or three 
women in the entire audience of one thou- 
sand people. "True," said he. "but the 
men will carry home the good advice to 
their wives." 

After the second day's meeting we were 
called upon by the Head-man of the neigh- 
boring village, and the chief doctor of the 
place. The principal of the school and 
others also called ; thus was afforded abun- 
dant opportunity for personal work. We 
also held several religious meetings with 
the promising young men of the club. Mr. 
Takahashi requests frequent visits from us 
in the future, and we look for large results 
from work in this field. 



Kin's Words. 

It was a year ago last April, when I 
was a little better from my long illness, my 
friends and relatives urgently asked me to 
teach English to their boys. Consequently 
I determined to die, if need be, doing some- 
thing for Christ, and formed a class of four 
members in my bedroom. At first I was 
to teach one hour and then give a short 
talk each day. But the boys usually stayed 
for hours discussing the subjects I intro- 

As the members of the class increased 
in numbers, I organized a literary society, 
and taught them how to speak and debate 
after the dear old Maryville style. The 
boys were delighted, and took quite an 
interest in the society work; so we gave 
the first public entertainment in May a 
year ago, and received the applause of a 
large audience. 

The popularity of the society immensely 
increased, and the number of members so 
multiplied that I could not accommodate 
them all in our house. Meantime our 
family doctor thought that it would be too 
much of a burden for me to carry on such 
a work, and asked me to give it up for the 
sake of my health. But the work was too 
interesting for me to follow the advice of 
the doctor, and consequently I planned to 
organize the society into a school in order 
that my responsibility might be divided 
with others. My plans received hearty ap- 
proval and kind sympathy, as the need for 
such a school was great and urgent. The 
following organization took place : K. 
Yoshimure, principal ; T. Miyahara, his- 
tory ; T.Ura, national language; A. Ochiai, 
Chinese language ; B. Uchida, mathemat- 
ics ; K. Kawamura, natural science; Kin 
Takahashi, English language ; O. Ogauchi, 
physical training; V. Mishimura, secretary 
and treasurer. Of these, four are regular 
graduates of the State Normal School, 
having considerable experience, and the 
rest are prominent and well qualified. 
At the first teachers' meeting we de- 

cided : First, that the school should be 
graded as a regular middle school ; second,. 
that the school should establish an indus- 
trial department to educate those who are 
not able to pay for their schooling; third,, 
that fifty sen per month should be charged 
for tuition ; fourth, that no teacher should 
receive a regular salary until the financial 
basis of the school should become firmly 

The school was opened on the 17th of 
November, with thirty-four pupils, in a 
rented log house, without any furniture or 
books ; but as we expected, the sympathy 
of the public was immediately aroused, and 
tables, chairs, desks, benches, and all other 
necessary materials were donated without 
a word of appeal. The year closed on the 
20th of March with more pupils than we 

The second year began on the 1st of 
April in a large house, with one hundred 
and sixteen pupils, representing all parts of 
the province. 

The opening day was the brightest in 
its history; in fact, over four hundred in- 
vited guests assembled in its hall to listen 
to the speeches of the day. The exercises 
of the day were participated in by the 
guests, teachers and pupils. 

Among other things, I spoke upon 
"How American Colleges were Founded," 
and hinted to my hearers to follow the 
good examples of American generosity. 
The result of these exercises was quite en- 
couraging, and I am very glad to note at 
this writing the subscription of several 
hundred yen and some acres of land for a 
new school building. 

Not long ago, when the Governor of 
the Prefecture made a tour of this part of 
the country, we were honored with a visit 
from him; the day was bright, and the 
Governor and his party arrived early. The 
pupils and teachers greeted the distin- 
guished guest at the gate and escorted him 
to the reception room, where coffee and 
cake were served. The Governor's son is 





a good Christian, and I was well ac- 
quainted with him while I was engaged in 
the Y. M. C. A. work in Tokyo; therefore 
I introduced myself as his friend, and chat- 
ted for a while about American affairs, 
which was exceedingly pleasing to him. 

Among the visitors there was a Com- 
missioner of Education, who requested to 
hear a recitation of my class in English. 
So I escorted him to the recitation-room 
and called on the pupils to recite. I am 
verv happy to say that all the boys recited 
unusually well, and the Commissioner said 
much in praise of them. Afterward, in his 
speech, he highly complimented the school 
and encouraged the boys to improve the 
grand opportunities it offered them. At 
present we have one hundred and twenty 
pupils, and the prospects are brighter than 
ever before. 

It has been my plan to invite some mis- 
sionary once a month to hold a meeting 
among the pupils, but they are too far from 
here, and it seems they are too busy to 
help us regularly. Pray for us, my friends, 
that this particular plan may be success- 
fully carried out, and many souls may be 
saved through our Lord Jesus Christ. . . . 

The next morning, with a Japanese 
evangelist. I took an early train for Hirao 
to visit Mr. Kin Takahashi. Perhaps you 
will remember my speaking of him before. 
After his return to Japan he was engaged 
in Y. M. C. A. work in Tokyo, but failing 
in health, was obliged to return to his na- 
tive village. Hampered, indeed, fairly crip- 
pled though he was, still he was enabled to 
work untiringly for the young men of the 

He organized a young men's club, 
started a higher school, also a summer 
school for the study of English, planning 
to have this taught by missionaries, who 
would thus come in contact with the young 
men. and have opportunity to teach Chris- 
tianity as well. 

He i^ steadily growing worse; is now 

only able to crawl around, :,and there is, 
humanly speaking, no hope. of his recovery, 
though he may linger for many months. 
At times his suffering is excruciating; 
lie realizes that he may soon be called 
home, and requested me, in that event, to 
come and conduct his funeral services. 

He longs especially for his mother to 
become a Christian, but she, and his father, 
too, hold strongly to their Buddhist faith, 
and can not understand the reason for their 
son's allegiance to Christ. His faith is 
bright and strong. He "knows him whom 
he has believed." 

His fellow townsmen upbraid him, and 
sa\ that his sickness is the punishment of 
heaven for his having forsaken the faith of 
his ancestors. But Mr. Takahashi believes 
that "whom the Lord loveth he chasten- 
eth," and says that he knows that all things 
are working together for his good. This 
text is very precious to him, and while I 
was there talking and praying with him, 
together we went over those words of the 
apostle, written when he was in chains and 
expecting death: "My earnest expectation 
and hope is that Christ shall be magnified 
in my body ; whether by life or death. For 
to me to live is Christ; and to die is gain." 
After dinner I went to the school which 
Mr. Takahashi was instrumental in estab- 
lishing. On a previous visit to Hirao, at 
his request, I taught his class in English, 
and now, on this occasion, I was asked to 
give another lesson. After drilling the 
class for some time, I asked the boys if 
they knew the meaning of the word 
"Christmas," which occurred in the lesson, 
and took the opportunity to give them a 
talk about the birth of Christ. 

Some of these boys have heard the gos- 
pel a good many times, and the same is 
true of a number of teachers in the higher 
primary school, but all fear the opprobium 
that attaches to the Christian name. The 
attorney of the village, who takes an in- 
terest in Christianity, was absent, and this, 
with the sickness of Mr. Takahashi, made 


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us feel that for the present the door of 
opportunity had been closed ; but God is 
able to open it again, and to give us the 
victory over the "many adversaries" who 
would close it. 

Faithful Unto Death. 

Jt is my painful duty to write you of 
the "going home" of our friend, Mr. Kin 
Takahashi. I should have written you of 
this several weeks ago, but owing to my 
removal to another field, I have been 
pressed by additional duties. 

After a lingering illness, Mr. Takahashi 
passed away peacefully, while sleeping, in 
the early morning of May 7. 

The first time I met him was in Oc- 
tober, 1000. pince that time his sufferings 
became excruciating ; so much so that he 
was tempted to doubt the love of his hea- 
venly Father ; but he came out of this trial 
with clear faith. It was but a temporary 
cloud, and the Lord dispelled it. On the 
morning of his death I received a telegram 
apprising me of the fact, and in fulfillment 
of my promise, together with two Japanese 
brothers, I conducted the funeral service. 
The house and grounds were crowded to 
overflowing. I suppose two hundred and 
fifrv or three hundred persons were pres- 
ent, including the leading citizens of the 
town, who all had been impressed by the 
earnest life of this young Christian. 

The streets were literally lined with 
hundreds of people to witness his being 
borne to his last resting place, and when 
we reached the hillside where his body was 
to be interred, we found nearly a thousand 
people gathered. 

In my address at the house I spoke 'of 
two things with regard to our brother : his 
faith and his works. 

It is our custom in Japan to utilize such 
occasions to make known and press home 
the truth to the unbelieving relatives and 
friends, who gather in large numbers. 
After speaking of his faith, I spoke of his 
life and works. His student days in Mary- 
ville, entering the College in 1889 anc l 

graduating in 1805: his two years spent in 
raising S8,ooo for a Y. M. C. A. bull ling 
at that place. I spoke of his return to 
Japan and his labors as a Y. M. C. A. Sec- 
retary at Tokyo. Then, being laid aside 
from active work, he returned to his na- 
tive village, still to use all his remaining 
strength for the benefit of his townspeople. 
After thus recounting his life, I drew the 
attention of the hearers to the fact that the 
spring of this was to be found in his re- 
ligion, which I urged them to embrace. 

Cut off, as he was, at the age of thirty- 
six, just on the threshold of a promising 
career, we might be tempted to think that 
his life was in vain. But not so. What he 
did at Maryville, at Tokyo and at Hirao 
was 'labor in the Lord," and so not in vain. 

Mr. Takahashi had for a number of 
months faced the thought of death, but I 
think he did not know it might be so near. 

At the funeral his youngest brother, 
also a Christian, spoke to the people, and, 
thanking all who had shown kindness to 
his brother, asked me especially to write to 
his friends in America. 



An organization has been formed which 
is Known as the East Tennessee Football 
Association. It is composed of nearly all 
of the schools, colleges and athletic asso- 
ciations of East Tennessee that are large 
enough to have a football team. 

Several business men in Knoxville are 
to purchase a large silver cup. which is to 
be awarded to the winning team next year, 
and this cup is to be held by that team 
until it has been won by some other team. 

There are now about fifteen members 
enrolled, and the membership bids fair to 
reach eighteen or twenty. 

Maryville is a charter member of this 
Association, which was organized last De- 
cember. The second meeting of the Asso- 
ciation was held in the parlors of the Knox- 
ville Y. M. C. A. on February 7. The ob- 
ject of this meeting was to complete some 



business pertaining to organizing, which 
was left over from the first meeting; to 
hear the reports of committees appointed 
at the first meeting, and to appoint other 
necessary committees. 

A committee of five was appointed to 
receive from the various teams in the Asso- 
ciation the weights of all of the players on 
the team, and any suggestions as to the 
experience of the players, so that this com- 
mittee may classify the teams, placing the 
heavy-weight teams and those of more ex- 
perience in one class, and the light-weight 
teams and those of little experience in play- 
ing in another class. This classification is 
to be made in order that the light-weight 
teams may not play the heavy-weight 
teams, unless they wish to do so, and they 
will not be under any embarrassment if 
thev refuse to play the teams of heavier 
weight and more experience. 

The committee is as follows : A. F. 
Gilman, Marvville College, chairman ; M. 
P. Tarnagan, University of Tennessee, sec- 
ond team ; W. W. Rasson, Deaf and Dumb 
Asylum, Knoxville; H. Scantland, Cleve- 
land Athletic Association ; T. J. Wyrick, 
Holbrook College. 

Marvville sent two delegates to the first 
meeting and two to the second meeting. 
The next meeting will be held on March 7. 
Marvville will be represented by one or 
two delegates. 


A return game of basket-ball with the 
Knoxville Y. M. C. A. was played at 
Armory Hall, in Knoxville, January 31. 
The players on both teams were in excel- 
lent condition, and it was the fastest game 
of basket-ball ever played in Armory Hall. 

The first half resulted in one goal from 
the field, and two from fouls thrown by 
Franklin and French respectively, netting 
a total of four points. Knoxville netted a 
total of thirteen in the first half, including 
one goal from the field by Denton, three 
from the field by White, one from the field 
and three from fouls by Toms. 

In the second half Marvville succeeded 
in obtaining three goals, thrown by French 
from fouls, netting a total of seven points. 
Knoxville scored one from a foul by Den- 
ion, two from the field by Toms, and one 
from the field by White, netting a total of 
seven for the half, or twenty for both 

halves, thus making the final score 20 to 7 
in favor of the Knoxville Y. M. C. A. 
During the second half Rogers sprained 
his knee, and Elmore replaced him. 

From the time the game began until it 
was played for the last goal, the contest 
was hard and desperate, and much enthu- 
siasm was displayed by the large number 
of spectators. 

Umpires — Prof. A. F. Gilman, of Marv- 
ville ; Prof. C. Mooers, University of Ten- 

Referee— C. H. Wilson, City Y. M. 
C. A. 

Time — Twenty-minute halves. 

Following the game a reception to the 
Marvville players and officials was held in 
the City Y. M. C. A. Hall, on Commerce 
Avenue, tendered to them by the basket- 
ball girls of the University of Tennessee. 
Refreshments, consisting of Kern's ice 
cream and cake, were served. 

On February 14 the basket-ball team 
of the Law Department, University of 
Tennessee, came to Marvville to play with 
the Marvville College team. 

The game began at 1:15 o'clock, and 
was witnessed by over two hundred and 
fifty spectators, many of whom were from 

In the first half Grim, left forward for 
U. of T., made two goals from the field, 
ami Tate, the center, made one goal from 
a foul, making a total of five points tor 
U. of T. for the first half. 

Marvville made a total of seventeen 
points the first half, including four goals 
from the field by French, three goals from 
the field by Elmore, one goal from the field 
by Brown, and one goal from a foul by 

The second half resulted in two goals 
from the field by Grim, one goal from the 
field by Goodman, one goal from the field 
and one from a foul by Tate, making nine 
points for this half. Marvville scored two 
goals from the field and one from a foul 
by French, two goals from the field by 
Elmore, and one goal from the field and 
one from a foul by Transue. 

The final score was 29 to 14 in favor of 
Marvville College. 

The game was interesting, although it 
was not close. Elmore and French did ex- 
cellent work for Marvville, but the best 
play that has been made during the games 



this season was made by Transue in the 
second half, when he secured the ball and 
' " 1 " ' °"oal from the middle of the court, 
not more than three seconds after the hall 
had been put into play by the referee. 

The line-up was as follows : 
Marvville College. U. of T. Law Dept. 

T.G. Brown, Capt.X. G Alban 

Pvobt. Franklin. . . R. G Peery 

L Transue C. ..H. M. Tate, Capt. 

C. French. . , L. F Grim 

Fred. Elmore R. F Goodman 

Umpires — Prof. A. F. Gilman, R. C. 

Referee — Arthur C. Pedford. 

Time-keeper — L. P. Guigou. Fifteen- 
minute halves. 

'Two basket-ball teams, composed of the 
young ladies of the College, played a game 
in the gymnasium on Thursday, February 
19, the wearers of the Harvard crimson 
gymnasium suits winning the victory over 
the Yale blue by a score of 10 to 9. 

The Senior Sophomore basket-ball 
team challenged the Junior Freshman team 
to a game, and defeated them on February 
20, in Bartlett Hall gymnasium, by a score 
of 19 to 5. 

The basket-ball team of the Junior 
Class, University of Tennessee, visited 
Marvville February 21 to play a game. 
The game began at 1 o'clock, and during 
the first half the contest was very close, 
with Maryville a few points ahead ; but in 
the second half the visitors were very 
plainly outclassed by the Maryville College 

In the first half Grudger, of the U. of T. 
Juniors, made three goals from the field, 
and Green two goals from the field and one 
from a foul, making a score of n for the 
visitors. French, of the Maryville team, 
made four goals from the field, Brown two, 
and Elmore one, making a score of 14 for 

In the second half Grudger made one 
goal from the field and Green one ; French 
made three goals from the field and two 
from fouls ; Elmore two goals from the 
field, and Brown two goals from the field. 
The final score was 30 to 15 in favor of 

The principal features of the game were 
the quick and accurate passing of the ball 
by Franklin and the superior work of Cap- 
tain Brown, who was always to be found 
where the ball was, and he had possession 
of the ball oftener than any one else in the 
game, and although he played guard, he 
succeeded in throwing four goals fiom the 

The line-up was as follows : 
Maryville. U. of T. Juniors. 

T.G. Brown, Capt.L. G Lockwood 

R. O. Franklin. . .R. G Dodson 

J. Transue C Green, Capt. 

C. French L. F Grudger 

F. Elmore R. F Brabson 

Umpires — H. M. Tate, University of 
Tennessee ; C. White, University of Ten- 

Referee — A. C. Tedford, Marvville. 

Time-keepers — C. W. Henry, Mary- 
ville ; H. Clark, University of Tennessee. 

A return game of basket-ball with the 
team of the Law Department, University 
of Tennessee, was played in the gymnasium 
of the L T niversity of Tennessee, Knoxville, 
on February 28. Both teams were in fine 
condition. The referee, W. W. Berry, 
called the game promptly at 3 o'clock, and 
the game began. During the first half the 
law students had a little advantage over 
the Maryville boys. Goodman and Grim 
each threw a goal from the field, and Tate 
made two goals from fouls. Transue made 
two goals from fouls, and French one from 
a foul, and the score stood 6 to 3 in favor 
of the U. of T. law students. 

In the second half the Marvville boys 
made several quick and accurate passes of 
the ball, which won the game for them. 
Goodman and Grim each made a goal from 
the field, while Elmore, French and Brown 
each made a goal from the field, and Tran- 
sue made three goals from fouls. It was a 
very fast and hard game, especially the 
second half. 

The line-up was the same as it was 
when the two teams played in Maryville. 

Umpires — A. F. Gilman, Maryville ; 
J. E. Rogers, Maryville. 

Referee — W. W. Berry, University of 

Timers — For Maryville, C. H. Gilling- 
ham ; for the University of Tennessee, C. 




The annual mid-winter baseball game 
took place February 13, when the Senior- 
Sophomore crossed bats with the Junior- 
Freshmen. The game was called by Dr. 
John McCulloch, who a few years ago was 
Maryville's star baseball player. The Jun- 
ior-Freshmen were the first to the bat, and 
Chittum, the first batter, made a clean base 
hit and stole second base. Tedford then 
came to the bat and struck out. J. W. 
Mitchell made a high fly to center field and 
was put out by Beeler. Chittum now stole 
third base. Piianze was the next man at 
the bat, and as he struck out, the side was 
retired with a man on third. 

For the Senior-Sophomores, McCaslin 
was the first man to the bat. He was put 
out at first base by an assist from the 
catcher. H. Crawford struck out. Hud- 
son got his base on a passed ball, and went 
to second on a hit by Franklin, and was 
put out by the shortstop in an attempt to 
reach third. 

In the second inning, Badgett struck 
ont, John Brown was put out by a fly ball 
to the pitcher, and Watson beat the air 
three times and retired the side. 

Grau came to the bat and drew a base 
on balls and stole second and third. Tom 
Brown was thrown out at first base by the 
catcher. Houston made a two-base hit, 
and Grau scored the first run of the game. 
Houston made another score on an error 
by the catcher. Beeler and Felknor both 
struck out. 

The Senior-Sophomores played much 
better ball than their opponents, making 
only three errors during the game. The 
game was seven innings, and the score was 
13 to 1 in favor of the Senior-Sophomores. 


"That long, low, dahk structuh close 
toe the watah's aidge, ma'am?" repeated 
the old man at the tiller. "That's Fo't 
Picker.s. That on the west is Fo't McRae. 
Fo't Barancas is oveh theyah toe the 
no'th : she seen some queeuh doin's, folks 
say, when the Spaniahds had the say-so 
in these pa'ts. But Fo't Pickens ! I hope 
I may say it without offense toe the 
L T nionahs, ma'am, since I must sav it any- 

way ; it's lucky foh some of us that huh 
oV walls won't nevah tell the things done 
inside 'em, an' no latuh 'n the Civil 

"Yo' see, this heah fo't floated the 
Stahs an' Stripes cleah thro' the wawuh, 
an' is powehful proud of huh prowess, 
theyah bein' only one aw two othuhs within 
the limits of the Confed'racy with the same 
reco'd. All the men in Wes' Floridy, I 
reckon, that favuhed the Union gathuhed 
heah. I was among 'em, ma'am, tho' I 
nevah thought much o' wawuh — the fife 
an' drum makes mighty sad music some- 
times ; but it was fight one way or t'other, 
an' Doric, she leaned towahd the Union, 
an' Jim Olivah was a Confed'rate, so I 
went toe Fo't Pickens. 

"I'd been gone 'bout six months, I 
reckon, when Dorie's fathuh — huh folks 
wuh livin' on the Chatahooche then — he 
got chased down toe the Evehglades foh 
not sehvin" in the Southehn ahrny. In 
awduh toe make a livin', Dorie an' huh 
mothuh moved toe Saint Andrews, an' liT 
Dorie wuhked in one of the hotels. I hate 
toe see women wuhk foh they livin", an' I 
begged Dorie time an' again toe let me 
he'p 'em. 

"She al-ways said No. We wuhn't mar- 
ried yit. When I'd tell huh that huh ob- 
jection was eas'ly 'nough removed, she'd 
answuh that she wa'n't ready, an' the Scrip- 
tuh said foh a man not toe marry an' go 
toe wawuh the same yeah, an' fin'lly that 
we'd fist want three times as badly toe be 
togethuh if we wuh married. 

"At that last I al-ways gave in, altho', 
so fah as I was concehned, I knowed hit 
couldn't be true. 1 was that haughty in 
them times, ma'am, that I wouldn't take 
even Dorie onless she was a wantin' of me. 
Howsomevah, hit wa'n't long befoah I got 
a heap o' cussedness knocked out o' me. 

"Evah see a flyin' fish? Theyah's a 
mighty lively one." 

"But what about Dora, Uncle Charley ?" 

"Dorie? Oh, yes. Well, as prob'ly 



yo've hearn, nigh ev'ry month Cap'n Rodd 
used to let some of his men go down to 
Saint Andrews with victuals an' money an' 
clothin' foh they wives an' families. Theh 
was a premium on goin', but I most usually 
got a place aft. 

"Foh all Uorie Evans wouldn't take 
nothin", the ol' wurrian I used toe carry 
everything I c'd think of jist toe see liT 
Dorie look mad. 

"But theyah came an' en' to all my 

"One day, seems ef in ea'ly Julv, hit 
was so hot, Lieutenant Fa 'ley had a gun- 
boat in Saint Andrews' Bay, an' was in- 
tendin' to take on watah. He sent Will 
Best an' me up to the Point with some 
things foh the women, while he carried his 
twenty-five detailed men an' theyah bahr'ls 
toe the ol' spring. Will was in the stuhn 
an' I was a-rowin' of the dingev. We'd 
come within three hundred vahds of the 
shoah when he called out, stahtled like : 

' 'Who is that theyah wumman ?' 

"I feathuhed my oahs an' looked behin' 

" 'Oh, the Widder Grant,' says I, not 
noticin' anythin' excep' that hit wa'n't 

" 'She's got a gun,' says he. 

" 'That's nothin'.' 

" 'Clayah toe gracious, she's got on 
boots !' 

"I tuhned cleah 'roun'. Hit was sholy 
Jim Olivah, an' drawin' a bead on me. 
Durin" the n'ex' few moments, ma'am, I 
judged hit the height of discretion to rock 
that boat conside'ble. By the time Will 
was ready foh Jim, the rascal had depahted 
foh moah am'nition. 

"We hadn't beached the dingey when 
Dorie came a-runnin' down, cryin' : 

" 'Cha'lev, honey, yo' ain't huht, ah yo?' 

" 'Xowheahs now,' I began. 

"But she heshed me. 

" 'Theyah lyitr foh youalls up at the 
ol' cymet'ry' — ■ 

"Will an' I didn't wait toe haeh no mo'. 
We jist broke an' run foh th' ol' sprirg. 

We c'd see that fool lieutenant landin' his 
twenty-five men an' theyah bahr'ls undah 
the white Hag. I'sha ! they hadn't gone ten 
steps when somebody fiahed on 'em. 

"1 lieahed aftehwahds (we wuhn't neah 
enough toe heah anythin' then but the 
shootin') — heahed that the lieutenant made 
his men halt an' sung out: 'Yo'alls bettah 
not fiah on a flag o' truce, aw we'll bu'n 
yo' town.' 

"He hadn't no mo'n got the wuhds out 
when a reg'lar sheet of flame came from 
the cymetry. An' when the smoke cleahed 
away they wan't but two men of the 
twenty-five still a-breathin', an' the lieu- 
tenant was mo'tally wounded. Will an' I 
taken the three on the skiff without any 
trouble an' made foh ouah vessel. 

"That night we shelled the town. A 
beautiful scene, I reckon you'd a-called hit, 
ma'am ; cannon balls whizzin'" an' sizzlin' 
thro' the sky with tails like comets, an' 
explodin' tremendously on the house roofs. 
Pretty soon we had bonfiahs in plenty. 
How wondehful the bright green of the 
titis* did look against the dahk blue above I 
Oh, hit was a sight to be remembahed. an' 
one justifiable in wahfaah, I reckon. But 
when I seen the hotel coneh in which my 
Dorie roomed fall in cindahs. I wished Fd 
been laid face downwahds on the white 
san' that noon, with the buzzahds circlin' 
oveh me. 

"That was July. '63. I didn't git to go 
back to Saint Andrews again ontil the 
wawuh was ended an' I had an honorable 
dischahge. Then I headed straight foh 
wheah I seen Dorie last. 

"Theyah wa'n't no Saint Andrews; they 
wa'n't no Dorie; little trace o' the one an" 
none at all o' t'othuh. I couldn't beah toe 
look at the san' spuhs an' nettles a-growin* 

* Forests thick with undergrowth that 
envelop the streams of some of the South- 
ern States. There were titis on both sides. 
of old ^t. Andrews. 



Maryville College Monthly. 

Tol. V. 

MARCH, 1903 


Editor-in-Chief, - ELMER B. WALLER 


Bainohhn, - - NANCY V. GARDNER 




Y. W. C. A. - - - - HELEN M. POST 

Athletics, - - - KARL W. GREENE 

Business Manager, - FREDERIC L. WEBB 

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Subscription price, for seven -numbers, 25 cents. 
Address all corhruunications to 

Maryville College Monthly, 

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

wheah the old town had stood. 

"Well, I mooned aroun' on the beach 
foh a spell, an' then the ol' spring tempted 
me, an' 1 toak my way thro' the tangled 
vines an' blackberry bushes toe wheah I 
•could get a glimpse of it. Somebody was 
a-lippin' watah with a leaf of elephant's 
eah. He tuhned his haid towahd me, an' 
I knew him foh Jim Olivah. 

" Howdy,' says I. 'How yo' gettin' 
'long, Jim ?' 

" 'None o' yo' business,' says he. 'Any- 
body c'n see yo' ah aftah Dorie Evans, but 
yo' won't nevah fin' huh.' 

" 'W'y not?' says I, tho' my fingers wuh 
itchin' toe git hoi' on him. Always knowed 
Jim was mighty sweet on Dorie. 

"Now he jist snickered. I couldn't hoi' 
off no longah. We fought ontil neitheh of 
us c'd stan' up, an' which was the wust 
licked would be hahd toe say. Jim thinks 
the honah rests with me, but I nevah would 
a loosed up ef Jim hadn't showed signs o' 
weakenin'. Leastwise we fought each 
othuh intoe the bes' humoh we'd been in 
foh yeahs. 

"Mos' ev'rybody'd lef Saint Andrews 
befoah that July night began toe dahken, 
Jim said, kase they 'spicioned that lieuten- 

ant'd fulfill his promises. Jim stayed ontil 
the stump jist in front of the stump behin' 
which he was a-hidin' was shivered by a 
cannon ball, an' then he thought it time to 
move, which he accawdin'ly did, movin' 
fifty miles that ve'y night with the aid of 
no legs but his own. Fin'lly Jim tol' me 
Dorie'd gone down to Dade County toe 
hunt foh huh pappy. 

" 'Bout a month lateh I foun' huh down 
theah with huh fathuh an' mothuh, an' 
Dorie was readv." H. P. 


The children had gathered around the 
large fire-place, and seemed deeply inter- 
ested in discussing some very important 
question, when the oldest of the company 
broke forth : "He said he would. Didn't 
you, grandpa?" he interrogated, as a very 
elderly gentleman, supporting his steps by 
a cane, entered the room. The old man 
had always taken a delight in being with 
the children, and had entertained them 
many of the long winter evenings before 
the fire-place ; and on this occasion he 
smiled as he seated himself in his old arm- 
chair, which was always placed near the 
fire-place. "Don't you know that story 
you promised to tell us about?'" again 
asked the oldest of our company of little 

"Oh, yes; the story about the Indians," 
said the old man. 

"The Injuns! the Injuns!" came a 
chorus of juvenile voices as they gathered 
around the old man and climbed upon his 

"Well, a long, long time ago," began 
the old gentleman, "when your grandpa 
was a little boy not much older than you 
are, there were immense forests of big 
trees all over the country, and people lived 
in log houses, and the Indians would come 
around and sometimes kill the people with 
their tomahawks, or carry them away and 



tie them to a stake and burn them. 

"One day a man and a little boy were 
going a very long way through the woods. 
They were overtaken and seized by some 
Indians, who had bows and arrows and 
tomahawks, and each one had a long knife 
in his belt. The Indians took them to their 
wigwam or camp where they lived, and 
bound them hand and foot, and left them 
in the wigwam nearly all day without any- 
thing to eat or any water to drink. 

"When the sun was setting and it was 
.almost night, the Indians came into the 
•camp, and took the man and little boy and 
carried them out and tied them to a stake, 
and put a lot of wood and bark under them, 
for they were a-going to burn them. The 
Indians began to dance and to sing and to 
shout the war-cry, as the chief was striking 
3 piece of flint to light some birch bark 
near the pile of wood placed under their 
supposed victims. But the man, who was 
tied to the stake, in the meantime had re- 
leased one of his hands, so that he could 
get a handful of powder from his powder- 
flask, and when the fire began to burn, he 
threw the powder into the flame. It made 
a loud explosion right in the face of the 
old Indian chief, and frightened him so 
that he fled as fast as he could, and all of 
the other Indians ran away after him, sup- 
posing that the Great Spirit or some 
demon was angry with them. The man 
who had been tied to the stake soon got 
out his pocket-knife and cut the cords 
which bound him, and then he set free the 
small boy. 

"It was quite dark, and no Indians 
could be seen anywhere. It was a long 
journey home, and it was very late when 
they came to their own house, and they 
were very tired and hungry, and after eat- 
ing a good, warm supper, they went to bed. 

"The little boy about whom I have been 
telling you was your grandpa, and the man 
was his father, and if it had not been for 
the gunpowder in that flask, your grandpa 
would not be . here now to tell you this 
storv." C. 

ENCE FOR l c 03. 

The Southern Student Conference of 
Young Men's Christian Associations will 
be held at the Asheville School, near Ashe- 
ville, N. C, June 13 to 21. The location of 
the Conference among the mountains of 
Western North Carolina is exceedingly at- 
tractive. The program which is being ar- 
ranged assures a successful meeting. Mr. 
Robert E. Speer, who has always been a 
favorite at this Conference, will again be 
one of the platform speakers. Other lead- 
ers of Christian thought and work among 
the different denominations will speak from 
the platform. Among the Bible class 
teachers whose presence is assured are : 
Mr. Augustus Nash, of Cleveland, O., who 
will conduct the class in Personal Work ; 
and Mr. F. Boyd Edwards, who two years 
ago was Secretary of the Student Depart- 
ment of the International Committee, who 
will teach "Studies in the Life of Christ." 
The detailed announcement of the pro- 
gram will be given later. The total cost of 
attendance, in addition to railroad fare, 
will be a program fee of $5, and $9 for 
board for the nine days. It is expected 
that very favorable rates will be secured. 
At the same time the Conference of Young 
Women's Christian Associations will be 
held at the Normal Collegiate Institute. 
This Conference will have many of the 
speakers who address the Conference for 
voting men. Further information con- 
cerning the Conference will be given by 
H. P. Andersen, 3 West Twenty-ninth 
Street, New York City. 




J& j& j& 

Once upon an evening dreary, 
As I stumbled, weak and weary, 
Down the dimly lighted pathway, 

'Xeath the cedars growing green, 
Through the gateway from the campus, . 
Through the clammy, clinging dampness, 
Down the steps with lagging footsteps, 

To the corduroy dimly seen. 

Then my soul grew sick with terror, 
And an icy thrill of horror 
Lent my weary feet a swiftness 

They had ne'er possessed before. 
And I fled with strength supernal, 
And a prayer to the eternal — 
Still that mocking, ghostly laughter, 

Coming closer than before. 

I had been to college social, 

Where the laughing youths and maidens, 

Decked with many a curl and ribbon, 

Chase each other to and fro; 
Where with many a bashful stutter, 
And with many a flirt and flutter, 
Youths and maids with glowing cheeks 

Invite the shaft from Cupid's bow. 

Still that soft, peculiar snapping, 
Still that tapping, tapping, tapping, 
As I cleared the muddy crossing 

With a haste unknown of old. 
On I flew with speed unceasing, 
Terror every step increasing, 
Till a sudden inspiration 

Made my frightened heart grow bold. 

As I stumbled, weak and weary, 
O'er the corduroy, lone and dreary, 
Red with many and many a footprint, 

Which the dim light floated o'er, 
l-'uddenlyl heard a snapping — 
A peculiar, ghostly snapping — 
And a tapping, tapping, tapping. 

As 01 i( et upon the floor. 

On I sped, like Tarn O'Shanter 
From the furious witch's banter, 
Thinking could I gain the bridge, 

I'd give my unsought friend the shake: 
But the sprightly apparition, 
False to every witch tradition, 
Heedless of the rippling water, 

Followed closer in my wake. 

'Tis the janitor," I muttered ; 
"He has closed and barred the shutters 
Of the 'sacred institution,' 

And is hurrying to his home." 
Then again 1 heard the snapping. 
And again the tapping, tapping. 
And a sound of silvery laughter, 

In the ghostly mist and gloom. 

On I hurried, stumbling, gasping. 

Till I felt a gentle grasping 

Of my sleeve with trembling fingers,. 

As I oft had felt before. 
In despair I fled still faster. 
With a dread of dire disaster, 
And I shrieked in frenzied terror. 

Will I never reach my door ! 



With a desperate last endeavor, 
Then 1 gained the longed-for harrier ; 
Opened, closed, and harred it quickly, 

Sank half fainting to the floor, 
With a sense of safety stealing 
O'er me, though with senses reeling. 
"Here at last," I faintly murmured, 

"It can trouble me no more." 

"Ha!" I cried, "begone, thou phantom — 

Thou uncanny, ghostly phantom ! 

1 hou canst haunt the lonely corduroy, 

But thou canst not enter here." 
Then again that strange, soft snapping, 
And that ghostly tapping, tapping, 
And that silvery, mocking laughter, 

Thrilled anew my soul with fear. 

And the phantom still is snapping, 
Still that weird, unearthly tapping, 
And the mocking, ghostly laughter, 

Follow close where'er I go ; 
And my life is sad and dreary, 
And I plead, in accents weary : 
"Wilt thou never, never leave me?" 

And it softly whispers "No." 

E. H. A., 'o 5 . 


The second entertainment in the Y. M. 
C. A. course was given by the Page Con- 
cert Company. 

The third term began March 16th, 
with the addition of a few new students. 

President Wilson expects to visit the 
East in the interest of the College this 

Arrangements are being made for a de- 

bate between Carson and Xewman College 
and Maryville. 

On Friday, February 27th, the V 
Epsilon Society gave their annual mid- 
winter entertainment in Hartlett Hall. A 
large attendance enjoyed the excellent pro- 

The Y. M. C. A., under the leader-hip 
of Air. Hope, has raised $50 for the pur- 
pose of furnishing a room to be used as a 
hospital. President Wilson has given for 
the present a room in the Willard Man- 
sion, and it will be immediately fitted up 
with all the necessary conveniences. 

The ten days' evangelistic services con- 
ducted by Dr. Nathan Bachman in the Col- 
lege Chapel last month, resulted in the 
conversion of more than forty students. 
Dr. Bachman presented the truth in a 
strong and effective manner, and the entire 
student body was benefited. 

On Sunday, March 1st, President Wil- 
son preached in the Unitia Church, Profes- 
sor Newman in the Belle Avenue Church 
at Knoxville, Professor Waller in the 
Fourth Church at Knoxville, Mr. Gilling- 
ham in Shannondale, Mr. Franklin in Cale- 
donia, and Mr. McCaslin in the White Pine 

At a meeting of the Advisory Com- 
mittee of the Y. M. C. A., held in Bartlett 
Hall February 26, 1903, the resignation of 
F. F. Schell as General Secretray of the 
Y. M. C. A. was accepted with regret, and 
the following action was taken : "Resolved, 
That the Advisory Committee extends to 
Mr. F. F. Schell its sincere thanks for his 
efficiency and fidelity in the performance 
of the duties of General Secretarv of the 
Y. M. C. A." 

Mrs. Gilman has created a great deal 
of interest in her department bv the offer- 
ing of prize medals. On Monday, Feb- 
ruary 23d, there was a preliminarv trial in 
the College Chapel before a large audience. 



Eighteen contestants were head, and from 
this number ten were selected by a com- 
mittee consisting of Colonel Hamilton, 
John C. Crawford and Mrs. James McCon- 
nell. The standard was high, and it is ap- 
parent that oratory has a strong hold upon 
the students of Maryyille. The final test 
for the prizes will take place in a few 

The joint missionary meeting of the 
two Christian Associations, Sunday, Feb- 
ruary 22d, was very interesting. The 
theme was "Christianization of the World 
in This Generation." The speakers were 
Misses Irene Bewley and Cora Cort, and 
Messrs. Tom Brown and Foster. Mr. 
Frank Gill read a very interesting letter 
from Mr. Post, who recently left us for his 
work in the foreign field. Mr. and Mrs. 
Post met and talked with the native worker 
whom the Y. M. C. A. has been supporting 
for the past three years. In speaking of 
him he says in part: "He has charge of a 
chapel near a ferry. Just across the river 
is a densely populated farming country, 
and the farmers must pass the chapel on 
their way to market. Miss Silver (a mis- 
sionary) in that district tells the men and 
women that there is one of their own coun- 
trymen on their way to market who will 
tell them what Jesus did for him and what 
he will do for them. Surely you have a 
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Also Corn and Hay for Sale. 

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President, and Professor of the English Language and 
Literature and of the Spanish Language. 

Emeritus Professor of Mental and Moral Science. 


Professor of Mathematics. 


Principal of the Preparatory Department and Professor of 
the Science and Art of Teaching. 


Professor of the Latin Language and Literature. 


Bookkeeping and English. 


Chemistry and Physics. 

History and English Literature. 


English Branches. 


French and German. 



Biology and Geology. 


English Branches. 


Piano, Voice and Theory. 




Painting and Drawing. 


Matron . 


Physical Director. 


Military Insiructor. 






Manager of the Co-operative Boarding Club. 


Assistant Manager of the Co-operative Boarding Club. 

The College offers nine groups of studies 
eading to the degree of A. B. , and also a Teach- 
er's Course. The curriculum embraces the various 
branches of Science, Language, Literature, His- 
tory and Philosophy usually embraced in such 
courses in the leading colleges in the country. 
There are also Art and Music departments. 

The location is very healthful. The community 
is noted for its high morality. Seven churches. 
No saloons in Blount county. Six large college 
buildings, bes'des the President's house and two 
other residences. The halls heated by steam and 
lighted by electricity. A system of waterworks. 
Campus of 250 acres. The college under the care 
of the Synod of Tennessee. Full corps of 
instructors. Careful supervision. Study of the 
Sacred Scriptures. Four literary societies. Rhe- 
torical drill. The Lamar library of more than 
10,000 volumes. Text-book loan libraries. 

For Catalogues, Circulars or 

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. 


The endowment of $225,000 reduefs the ex- 
penses to low figures. The tuition is only $6.00 
a term or $18.00 a year. Room rent, light and 
heat bills, in Baldwin Hall (for young ladies) and 
Memorial Hall (for young men) is only $7.00 to 
$9.00 for the fall term, $5.00 to $7.00 for the win- 
ter term, and $3.00 to $4.00 for the spring term, 
according to the location of the rooms. ACo- 
operative Laundry has been established. Instru- 
mental music at low rates. Twenty lessons in 
painting, $10.00. Board at Co-operativf. 
Boarding Club only about $1.35 a Week. 
Young ladies may reduce even this cost by work 
in the club. In private families beard is from 
$2.00 to $2.50. Other e>penses are correspond- 
ingly low. Total expenses, $75.00 to $125 .00 a 

The Winter term opens January 6, 1903; the 
Spriugterm, March 13, 1903. 

Other Information, address 

MAJOR BEN CUNNINGHAM, Registrar, Maryville, Tenn. 

Maryville College Monthly 

Volume V. 


Number 6. 



How beautiful the light of God, 

That fills the trusting soul ! 
How sweet his healing touch to feel, 

That makes us free and whole ! 

How beautiful to live for him 

While in this world below, 
And wheresoe'er our lots are cast, 

To keep our lamps aglow ! 

How beautiful to look beyond, 
To mansions wondrous fair, 

And know that, when the journey's done, 
His glory we shall share ! 

How beautiful — oh, I'm so glad 

For this pure light divine ! 
Lord, may we ever faithful be, 

And for the Savior shine \ 



This poem is interesting for the lines in 
it that resemble the prophecy of Isaiah. 
The poet is looking forward to a Golden 
Age, which he expects soon to be ushered 
in. The doctrine of the ancients was that 
the world began with an age of gold, and 
then ran through a succession of silver, 
bronze and iron ages. It was believed that 
after vast periods of time, perhaps as much 
as eighteen thousand years, the heavenly 
bodies would occupy again the same rela- 
tive positions as at the beginning of the 
world. Then human and mundane history 
would repeat itself. The poet believes that 
this cycle is now complete — that now the 
boy was born "with whom first iron shall 

The eclogue was written in 40 B.C. 
Italy had been torn by civil strife and 
wasted by famine consequent upon the 
war. But the peace of Brundisium had 
been made and the country seemed enter- 
ing on a new era. The Sybilline Oracles 
premised halcyon days. The man through 
whom the peace had been effected was the 
Consul Asinius Pollio, the patron of Virgil. 
Therefore the poet honors him as the har- 
binger of the Golden Age. To this Consul 
a son had just been born, and the thought 
of the poet is that as the boy grows from 
infancy to manhood, so shall the Golden 
Age be gradually and fully ushered in. 
Of greater things than shrubs and groves, 

O Muses, let us sing; 
Or if of forests, let them be worthy the 

Consul's hearing. 

Now comes the latest Age of Cumaean 

song ; 
From the vigorous of the ages a great new 

line is born. 
And now returns the Virgin, return Saturn- 

ian reigns ; 
Now a new race from heaven high is sent 

to earthly plains. 
And now thou shalt be born, O boy, with 

whom first iron shall cease, 
In all the world a golden age arise with 

arts of peace. 
O chaste Lucina, in his birth, let thy good 

favor follow ; 
O'er all the world with gentle sway now 

rules thine own Apollo. 
With thee indeed, O Consul, begins this 

glorious age ; 
With thee, O Pollio, coming on, great 

months thy term engage. 
Thou being leader, if any marks of our sins 

The earth, with fear unceasing, these hence 

shall shake in vain. 

9 S 


Life of the gods sha'D lie receive, and with 
the gods along 

Shall see earth's heroes mingled, and these 
himself among. 

■Subdued and pacified from shore to shore, 
the world before him lies ; 

And with paternal virtues all, he rules be- 
neath the skies. 

The unplowed earth for thee, O boy, her 
early fruits shall bear ; 

The ivy and the fox-glove sweet grow 
freely everywhere, 

While lilies and acanthus mixed with fra- 
grance fill the air. 

The goats with udders full returning home 

And oxen plowing in the fields, the lions do 

not fear. 
Sweet flowers in great abundance on every 

side are seen, 
"Thv very cradle pours them forth now 

decked in beauteous sheen. 
'No serpent's pang nor poison herb with 

dangers now abound ; 
Assyrian balsam, fragrant, sweet, grows 

everywhere around. 

But as you know the praise of heroes and 

the deeds of old, 
Xet now of coming years the excellence be 

When barren plains with tender shrubs 

shall gradually glow, 
And ruddy grapes on untrimmed thorns 

luxuriantly grow. 
WTien field and forest, vale and hill, new 

beauties shall beget, 
And dewy honey from the trees shall drop 

as beads of sweat. 

Hot all at once shall old things change, the 

better time to gain, 
Bnt vestiges of ancient fraud, persisting 

will remain. 
Some still shall tempt the sea in ships, 

some cities bind with walls, 
And some through greed will plow the 

earth ; unnecessary toils. 

Another Tipbys there may be r to: pilot 

other Argosies ; 
Again to Troy in other wars be sent a 

great Achilles. 

But when advancing years shall now have 

made thee man, 
The sailor from the sea shall cease not to 

embark again. 
Xo merchandise from lands afar the nautic 

pine shall bring, 
For every land in all the earth produces 

The earth no more endures the rake nor 

vines the pruning hook, 
The sturdy plowman from the ox removes 

the galling yoke. 

Wool need no longer counterfeit the 

various hues and shades, 
For the ram his own fleece changes while 

feeding in the glades. 
Now purple and now saffron the wool is 

seen to be, 
Or bright vermilion on the lambs appears 


''Such ages hasten L" to their spindles the 

Parcae shall have said, 
With friendly face regarding and with 

fate's enduring aid. 
O honors great, approach ! for now the 

time has come ;. 
Dear offspring of the gods, great Jupiter's 

own son ! 

Behold the trembling convex world of land 

and sky and sea ; 
Behold how all rejoice in the age about 

to be. 
Oh, may to me the days of life and breath 

so long remain, 
That 1 may sing thy glorious deeds in glad 

and jovous strain. 

Smith — Old Skinner promised his daugh- 
ter a check for four figures if she married 
according to his wishes. 

Jones — And did she get it? 

Smith — Sure. The check called for 




Forty-five miles from the railroad, on the 
crest oi the Continental Divide, in South- 
ern Wyoming, a party of four prospectors 
had located several mining claims, and 
while the snow was off the ground during 
July and August were doing their assess- 
ment work. 

At night, when the day's work of drill- 
ing, blasting and mucking rock was over, 
they sat around the campfire, smoking and 
telling stories. Of special interest were 
the tales of Old Bill Downing, who in the 
early days had freighted across the plains, 
fought Indians, punched cows and located 
mines. It was the latter part of August, 
1901, a time of year when people in lower 
altitudes were sweltering in the heat, but 
at this elevation, ten thousand feet, the 
night air was always crisp. 

Placing another stick of wood in the 
sheet-iron camp stove, Old Bill lit his pipe 
and settled himself comfortably on a 
cracker-box, covered with a sheepskin 
cushion. He smoked in silence a few min- 
utes before speaking, then said : 

"Boys, we will have to hit the trail soon, 
or next year there will be a few more bones 
up here for the coyotes to gnaw on. At 
this time of year we can expect snow any 
day, and you won't measure it by inches 
when it comes." 

When Old Bill made a statement of this 
nature, he always followed it up, and we 
waited for him to proceed. After a few 
puffs at his Bull Durham Smokum, he 
said : 

"In August of last year Al. McChesney 
and Ed. Stoddard were working on their 
claim, the Copper Queen, down Death 
Gulch. They had their shaft down thirty- 
seven feet, and the rock they brought up 
was good-looking truck. From indica- 
tions another ten feet would show up a 
vein of copper that would sell the mine at 
their own price. We knew it was bad bus- 
iness to be up here later than August, and 

when September 2d rolled around, I said : 
'Boys, I am going on the hike, and you 
bucks had better quit the Copper Queen 
for this year and go out with me.' I knew 
how they felt, for when a man has a for- 
tune almost within grasp, he will risk death 
itself in an effort to secure it, and Al. and 
,Ed. were convinced that by sinking their 
shaft another ten feet they would make a 
strike that would set them on their feet. 
'Well,' says Al. to me, 'we know you are 
doing the sensible thing, Downing, in 
packing out, but Ed. and I have enough 
grub to hold us a few days yet, and we are 
going through that ten feet of quartz be- 
fore we pull stakes.' 

"I saw they were determined to stay, so 
I packed my outfit on my burros, shook 
hands with them, and hit the trail for 
Battle Lake. 

"Winter came unexpectedly that year. 
On the 9th of September a storm broke, 
something like those you read about, with 
snow about four feet deep on the level and 
any depth you want in drifts. When a 
week had gone by and Al. and Ed. had not 
shown up, we knew that they had hit the 
trail for the last time, for no one caught 
on the Divide in such a storm could pull 

"In the latter part of June this year I 
packed my outfit up the Divide to do as- 
sessment work on my claims. The snow 
was still piled in drifts, but was melting 
rapidly and swelling the mountain streams. 
Where the snow was off the ground the 
grass and flowers were growing. 

"On approaching our camp of last year 
the first objects to meet my eye were a 
couple of piles of bones, with- pack saddles 
cinched around each. One of the saddles 
was loaded with camp stove and cooking 
utensils ; the other was only partially 
packed. No words were necessary to sup- 
plement the tale which these gruesome ob- 
jects told. When the storm struck the Di- 
vide, Al. and Ed. were breaking camp and 


packing their burros, which died in their 
tracks as they were left. 

"Going over to the tent, which had been 
blown down over the pen of poles which 
formed the walls, and raising one side, I 
looked in on a terrible sight. On a pile of 
rich copper ore in one corner lay two skele- 
tons, and clutched in the bony grasp of one 
of them was a piece of paper, on which, 
though nearly effaced by the action of the 
melting snow, could be distinguished these 
words : 

" 'Copper Queen Mine,Wyo., Sept. 9, 1900. 
" 'Dear Bill Downing: 

" 'Our last shot yesterday, at forty-five 
feet, broke pay ore. Heavens, but she is 
rich! Started to pack out this morning 
when storm broke. Snow now four feet 
deep. Burros frozen. We can't hold out 
much longer. The Copper Queen is yours, 
Bill. Good-by. " 'Al. McChesney. 

" 'Ed. Stoddard.' " 

Old Bill puffed his pipe in silence a few 
minutes, then said : "Boys, we had better 
hit the trail to-morrow." W. M. J. 


The Senior class have been fortunate in 
securing General John B. Gordon to lec- 
ture for them at Commencement. General 
Gordon's lecture will be "The Last Days 
of the Confederacy," which has become 

famous over the North and East, as well as 
in the South, as a literary masterpiece and 
vividly authentic portrayal of the last days 
of the cruel Civil War. 

General Gordon has figured prominently 
in the history of our country. A native of 
Georgia, he believed it his duty to stand 
by his State and the South at the outbreak 
of the war. He entered the Confederate 
Armv as a Captain, and rose rapidly in 
rank. From 1863 to 1865 he was a corps 
commander under General Lee, and was at 
the surrender of the Army of Northern 
Virginia at Appomattox. 

He was in most of the great battles 
fought in the East. In them he sustained 
eight wounds. He commanded a corps in 
the desperate battle of Gettysburg. Later 
he was in the thickest of the terrible series 
of battles around Richmond. At Appo- 
mattox he came in touch with General 
Grant, General Sheridan, and other great 
Generals who fought for the preservation 
of the Union. 

Together with General Grant's generous 
foresight and efforts for the speedy recon- 
struction of the South, he and his com- 
rades set out to make the best of its de- 
plorable condition. To General Gordon 
and a few others the State of Georgia, and, 
indeed, the entire South, is indebted to a 
large degree for its speedy rise and for 
what it is to-day. 

After the Civil War, General Gordon was 
for several years United States Senator 
from Georgia. In the Senate chamber he 
revealed himself as much a statesman and 
orator as he was a soldier. Every one 
who is permitted to hear him in May will 
feel assured that he has enjoyed a rare op- 
portunity of hearing the true and unbiased 
story of the last part of the great struggle 
richly told by one of its few surviving lead- 
ers, who alone can narrate its true history. 
President McKinley said : 
"I take pleasure in bearing my testimony 
to the excellence of General Gordon's lee- 



tare, 'Last Days of the Confederacy.' 
When General Gordon delivered the lec- 
ture here for the G. A. R., it was my pleas- 
ure to preside. The lecture wa^s intensely 
interesting, and was permeated by a highly 
patriotic spirit. I have a high regard for 
General Gordon personally, and he has my 
most sincere good wishes in his lecture 

The following are a few comments from 
the principal newspapers about General 
Gordon and his "Last Days of the Con- 
federacy" : 

"General Gordon is a speaker of mag- 
netic eloquence. . . . The audience was at 
times aroused to the highest pitch of en- 
thusiasm. General Gordon is full of fire, 
and his style of oratory has a Southern 
warmth, dash, brilliancy and force not 
often to be found in Northern speakers." — 
New York Tribune. 

"... He (General Gordon) kindles 
anew the love of every follower of Lee ; he 
deepens the admiration of every Federal 
survivor for the military genius and manly 
magnanimity of Grant ; and he awakens in 
both a loftier patriotism and more conse- 
crated devotion to this nation, which, in 
the immortal words of Abraham Lincoln, 
'under God, shall have a new birth of free- 
dom, and that government of the people, 
by the people, for the people, which shall 
not perish from the earth." — The Augusta 
(Ga.) Chronicle. 

"He (General Gordon) said in substance : 
... 'I told the remnant of Lee's defeated 
army that Providence had decreed the fail- 
ure of their cause, but had placed them not 
in the hands of a foreign foe, but in the 
hands of their own countrymen, who would 
see that justice was done ; and that proph- 
ecy has since been verified. 

" 'But all that is past — gone forever, and 
by heaven's decree,' declared General Gor- 
don ; 'and as a Southerner, if by one stroke 
of my pen I could restore slavery, I would 
not do it !' " — Bangor (Maine) Daily News. 


Spring fever. 

Make a home run. 

Hear General Gordon at Commence- 

Rev. John M. Hunter is at present in 

The catalogue is in the hands of the 
printer at Knoxville. 

Last year the enrollment of students was 
371 ; this year it is 431, a gain of 60 stu- 

President Wilson left Maryville on 
March 30 for a six weeks' trip in the in- 
terest of the College. He will visit New 
York, Pittsburg and Philadelphia. 

Mrs. John P. Smith has returned to her 
home in Johnson City, after making a visit 
with her daughters in the College. 

On Friday, March 27, the Y. W. C. A. 
gave a very pleasant and unique calendar 
entertainment at the gymnasium. Four 
booths, representing the four seasons and 
appropriately decorated, furnished refresh- 
ments in season, and the Society netted 
twenty dollars, besides a great many com- 
pliments for giving an entertainment in 
the gymnasium without the usual game of 

On Saturday, April 14, our baseball nine 
defeated the Baker-Himel nine, of Knox- 
ville, by a score of 22 to 1. 

At a called meeting of the Adelphic 
Union the following officers were elected 
for the ensuing year : President, F. \\ . 
Gill; Vice-President, J. M. Mitchell; Secre- 


tary and Treasurer, Miss Mayme Malcom. 
Mr. Gill announced the following as chair- 
men of the regular committees : Finance, 
E. G. Penland; Program, H. H. Hudson; 
Music, Miss Maud Yates; Refreshments, 
Freddie Goddard. 

Last Thursday afternoon a very unusual 
sight on the campus was witnessed by four 
hundred or five hundred people. The mili- 
tarv company of the College, under com- 
mand of Captain J. B. Pate, gave a public 
drill and sham battle. After giving a drill 
that showed the company had not been 
idle, and that reflected credit on both them- 
selves and the Captain, the company di- 
vided in two platoons. Lieutenant Mc- 
Caslin took his platoon into the edge of 
the campus timber and stationed pickets. 
The other platoon, under command of 
Lieutenant Franklin, approached, and were 
fired on by the pickets. Both sides now 
opened fire, and a brisk skirmish ensued. 



The last regular meeting of the East 
Tennessee Football Association for the 
college year was held in the parlors of the 
City Y. M. C. A., Knoxville, on Saturday, 
April 4. 

Mr. Beaumont, who has been connected 
with the Knoxville Journal and Tribune, 
raid represented the Knoxville Athletic 
Club in the Association, tendered his res- 
ignation as President, since he is to go to 
Atlanta to take charge of the Alkahest 
Magazine. Upon motion of Prof. C. M. 
Himel, Principal of the Baker-Himel 
School, Prof. A. F. Oilman was elected to 
succeed President Beaumont. Prof. C. H. 
Wilson, of the City Y. M. C. A., Knoxville, 
was elected Vice-President, in place of Mr. 
Karl Greene, resigned ; and Captain T. J. 
Wyrick, of Holbrook, was elected as a 
fourth member of the Cabinet. Secretarv 

C. E. Winstead, of Sweetwater Military 
College, of the Committee on Constitu- 
tion and By-Laws, read the report of the 
committee in regard to a forfeiture clause 
in the By-Laws, which had been referred 
to them at the last meeting. He also in- 
troduced a motion adding the "honorary 
board of past presidents to the Associa- 
tion." All ex-presidents will become mem- 
bers of this board, and receive the honor- 
ary title of "Past President." 

Treasurer Winstead then presented a re- 
port of the finances of the Association, 
which was accepted. 

The meeting was taken up principally 
with the discussion of regular routine busi- 

The officers have received many let- 
ters from outside schools, showing that a 
great deal of interest is being taken in the 
organization in this part of the State. The 
idea of the organization is a capital one, 
and it should receive the hearty support of 
the patrons and friends of all its member- 
ship teams. 

There being no further business, the As- 
sociation adjourned until 1 :2>° P-M. Satur- 
day, September 19. 


The University of Tennessee basket-ball 
team came to Maryville March 5 to play 
a game with the Maryville College boys. 
This game was perhaps the most exciting 
and most interesting of any of the games 
plaved here during the entire season. Both 
teams were in fine condition, and each 
played a hard game. There was more en- 
thusiasm over this game than any athletic 
game played in Maryville for a long time. 

During the first half French threw two 
goals, Elmore two goals, Transue two 
goals, and Brown one goal, all from the 
field, making fourteen points for Maryville. 
McAllister threw two goals from the field 
and one goal from a foul, and Hope one 



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goal from the field, making seven points 
for the University boys. 

In the second half, Elmore threw two 
goals from the field, Transue one goal from 
the field, and Brown one goal from the 
field, making a total of twenty-two points 
for Maryville College. 

In the second half, McAllister threw two 
goals, Bullock one goal, Hope one goal, 
and Bauchman one goal, all from the field, 
making a total of seventeen points for the 
University of Tennessee. 

The line-up was as follows : 

Maryville. U. of T. 

T.G.Brown. Capt.L. G White 

R. O. Franklin. . . R. G Bauchman 

J. Transue C Hope, Captain 

C. French L. F McAllister 

F. Elmore R. F Bullock 

Referee — A. C. Tedford. 

A return game was played Saturday 
afternoon. March 7, with the University of 
Tennessee Juniors. The game was called 
by Referee W. W. Berry at 3 o'clock. 

The playing was brisk from start to 
finish. Elmore and French very soon 
showed our opponents what a good pair of 
forwards can do for a team. During the 
first half French scored six points from the 
field, Transue threw in five out of eight 
goals on fouls, and Brown scored four 
points. Total for Maryville in first half, 15. 

For the Juniors in the first half, Brabson 
threw one goal from the field, and Green 
one out of three chances foi goals on fouls. 
Total for Juniors during first half, 3. 

In the second half, Elmore made eight 
points from the field, French fourteen, 
Brown two, and Transue put in two goals 
on fouls cut of four chances. Total for 
Maryville in second half, 26. 

For the Juniors in the second half, 
Gudger made four points from the field, 
Green four points from field, and four goals 
on fouls out of seven chances. Total for 
Juniors in second half was 12. 

Final score — Maryville, 41, and the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee Juniors, 15. 

Maryville. U. of T. Juniors. 

Elmore Forwards Gudger 

French Forwards. . .W. H. Smith 

Transue Center Green 

Franklin Guards Brabson 

Brown Guards Lockwood 

Referee— W. W. Berry. 

Umpires — A. C. Tedford, J. Rogers. 

The young ladies of the University of 
Tennessee played a game of basket-ball 
with the Maryville College girls in Mary- 
ville, March 13. There was considerable 
excitement during the first part of the 
game, but it was not long after the game 
was in progress until it was very evident 
that the Maryville College girls were supe- 
rior players and would have an easy time 
of it. 

During the first half Miss Gardner, left 
forward for Maryville, made one goal from 
the field and one goal from a foul. Miss 
Cox, right forward, and Miss Andrews, 
center, each made a goal from the field. 

Aliss Kellar, center for the University of 
Tennessee girls, threw one goal from a 
foul. This was the only point made by the 
University of Tennessee girls during the 
entire game. 

During the second half, Miss Cox made 
one goal from the field, and Miss Gardner 
one goal from a foul, and the game closed 
with a score of 10 to 1 in favor of Mary- 
ville. All of the Maryville girls were supe- 
rior to their opponents, and outplayed 
them on every side. 

The University of Tennessee girls could 
not find the basket during the entire game. 

The line-up was as follows : 

Maryville. U. of T. 

Miss Gardner, C. .L. F. ..Miss Thornburg 

Miss Cox R. F Miss Williams 

Miss Andrews C Miss Kellar 

Miss Toof L. G. ...MissTreadwell 

Miss Cort R. G Miss De Golia 

Referee — T. G Brown. 



The basket-ball season has closed, and 
the MaryviHe players have won seven 
games and lost only two. 

The two games that were lost were the 
first two games of the season, and were 
played against the City Y. M. C. A. of 
Knoxville, which is considered one of the 
finest basket-ball teams in East Tennessee. 

After the last game was played, Fred. A. 
Elmore, of Chattanooga, was elected Cap- 
tain for next year, and Arthur C. Tedford, 
of Maryville, was re-elected Manager. 

The team for this year was composed of 
the following players : 

T. G. Brown, left guard and Captain, '03, 
of Philadelphia, Tenn. ; height, 5 feet 10^2 
inches; weight, 159 pounds. 

R. O. Franklin, right guard, '03, of Flat 
Gap, Tenn. ; height, 5 feet g}4 inches ; 
weight, 145 pounds. 

J. E. Transue, center, of New Decatur, 
Ala.; height, 5 feet 11 V4 inches; weight, 
162 pounds. 

C. F. French, left forward, of Knoxville ; 
height, 5 feet gjA inches; weight, 150 

F. A. Elmore, right forward, of Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn. ; height, 5 feet J l / 2 inches ; 
weight, 140 pounds. 

Joel E. Rogers, right forward, of Spring- 
field, 111.; height, 5 feet 8 inches; weight, 
148 pounds. 

Monday afternoon, April 6, witnessed a 
victory for our Maryville College Ladies' 
Basket-ball Team. The party of basket- 
ball enthusiasts, chaperoned by Miss Co- 
lumbia, left on the morning train amidst a 
storm of good wishes and fluttering colors. 
Eight o'clock found us at the familiar 
Clinch Street crossing, where we received 
a cordial welcome by several members of 
the University of Tennessee ladies' team. 
Right here let us say that next to the 
pleasure of the victory itself are the pleas- 
ant recollections of the kind hospitality 
tendered us by the fair maidens of the Uni- 

At 2:30 P.M. Referee White's whistle 
told the gallery full of eager spectators 
that the game had begun. Now Mary- 
ville's team work began to win us the 
game. Our center, Miss Andrews, and 
guards, Misses Toof and Cora Cort, kept 
the ball nicely within reach of our good 
forwards, Misses Annabelle Cox and Gard- 
ner, who quickly ran up the score to four- 
teen in the first half, Miss Cox making 
twelve of the points herself. U. of T. dur- 
ing the first half played a good, hard and 
plucky game, but made only two by a goal 
from the field by Miss Mclntire. 

Maryville in the second half found the 
U. of T. determined to keep her from run- 
ning the score much higher, consequently 
Miss Gardner's one goal from the field 
placed only two more points to the credit 
of the orange and garnet. About the 
middle of the second half the game became 
extra exciting, and Misses Mclntire and 
De Gofia each threw one goal from the 
field for the U. of T., bringing them four 
more points. Some more interesting play, 
and Timekeeper Hope's whistle told us 
that the game was over, with a score of 
16 to 6 in favor of Maryville. 

The U. of T. ladies were very generous 
in giving nine " "Rail's" for Maryville, and 
then of course we heard the hearty "U. of 
T. Rah, Rah!" etc. Maryville's "Howee 
How!" was soon heard from with good 

The players : 

U. of T. Maryville. 

Mclntire Forwards Cox 

De Gblia Forwards. ..Gardner, Capt. 

Williams Center Andrews 

Thornburg Guards Toof 

Treadwell. Capt... Guards Cort 

Referee — Mr. White. 

Timekeeper — Mr. Hope. 

Scorer — Mr. Wilson. 

Umpires — Arthur Tedford and Tom 
Brown. Ted, '04. 



Maryville College Monthly. 

Vol. V. 

APRIL, 1903 

No. 6. 


Editor-in-chief, - ELMER B. WALLER 

Athenian, - - ARTHUR C. TEDFORD 

Bainonian, - - - ELLEN ANDREWS 

Apha Sigma - - FREDERIC H. HOt*E 

Theta Epsilon, - FDRA JONES 


Y. W. C. A. - - - - HELEN M. POST 

Athletics, - ALBERT F. OILMAN 

Business Manager, - FREDERIC L. WEBB 


Stjbsckiptioh Managers HUGH R CRAWFORD 

Students, graduates and friends of the College are 
invit-d to contribute literary articles, personals and 
items of general interest for publication. 
Subscription price, for seven numbers, ~';> cents. 
Address all communications to 

Makytilie College Monthly, 

Maryville, Tenn. 

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


Fifteen samples of drinking water have 
just been analyzed in the chemical labora- 
tory. With one exception all of these were 
collected in and about Maryville. The tests 
included samples from cisterns, springs, 
wells and running streams. 

Professor Gihuan has endeavored to 
take samples, so that the results may be 
considered as an average of the conditions 
of the drinking water in Maryville. 

Chemically pure water does not occur in 
nature, but is an artificial product, and is 
obtained by distillation. All natural waters 
contain solid residue and elements in solu- 
tion and suspension, varying from mere 
traces to large proportions. The proper- 
ties, effects and uses of drinking water are 
considerably modified by these ingredients, 
and the object of analysis is to ascertain 
their character and amount. 

Of the six samples of cistern water, 
every one would easily pass the inspection 
and approval of a health board. All of 
these were found to rank low in the per- 
centage of chlorine. A few contained a 
large percentage of ammonia, existing 
principally as free ammonia. This water 

was collected from roofs covered with old 
shingles, and was not properly filtered. 
Three of these samples were collected from 
slate-roofs, and the amount of solid residue 
was small. The cistern of Dr. J. C. Barnes, 
just east of the college campus, was found 
to be in excellent condition, and from it 
the best specimen of cistern water was 

The water of three of the largest springs 
Avas examined. The first, or "Big Spring,"' 
is located near the old Maryville Creamery, 
and is close to the Louisville pike. The 
second spring is located at the base of the 
bluff opposite the Anchor Woolen Mills. 
From this spring the best sample of spring 
water was taken. The third spring is found 
on Mr. Cooper's, near his residence. 

Four specimens of well water were ana- 
ivzed. The water from the college well 
gave the best tests, and may be considered 
as the finest drinking water in Maryville. 
The tests made this year are about the 
same as they were in the analysis made 
two years ago. 

The water from running streams was 
analyzed principally to make a comparison 
with the other samples. 

In the samples of well and spring waters, 
the parts of solid residue were from 130 to 
416; while in the case of cistern waters 
they were from 30 to 70. 

There were only two samples which ex- 
ceeded 2.5 parts of chlorine. 

D. W. Crawford, '03. 


The "Wise Brothers" have just passed' 
through one of her most prosperous terms. 
They have done some very hard work, re- 
sulting in entertaining meetings through- 
out the term. The programs have been 
weil received, and the debates entered into 
with a snap and spirit that showed the 
metal of the members. 

During the revival services the meeting 
was held Friday afternoon, and when any- 



thing- interfered with the regular Friday 
evening meeting the program was rendered 
Saturday evening. The attendance has 
been very regular, and only a very few 
have failed to respond when on program. 

Excellent meetings alone have not been 
the only thing accomplished during the 
term. The hall has been completely re- 
modeled. The walls have received new in- 
grain paper, the society color, which makes 
a very beautiful room. All the woodwork,' 
window sashes and furniture, have received 
a new coat of varnish, and new furniture 
has been added, also a picture frame for 
the photos of some of the Alumni. One 
new feature is the new bulletin board, made 
from a very fine wood sent from Cuba by 
an oid member. 

The officers for the past terms were as 
follows : President, E. N. Ouist ; Vice- 
President, A. W. Mays ; Recording Secre- 
tary, To. Schell ; Corresponding Secretary, 
J. B. Pate. For the present term the offi- 
cers are: President, J. B. Pate; Vice-Pres- 
ident, Garfield Penland ; Recording Secre- 
tary, Mr. Marston ; Corresponding Secre- 
tary, Cameron Yaught ; Censors, Mitchell, 
Hope and Mays. The men chosen for 
the Adelphic Union are : Debate, J. N. 
Mitchell; Oration, Garfield Penland; for 
toast at Adelphic Union banquet, Mr. 
Yaught. F. H. 


On Friday evening, February 27, the 
Theta Epsilon Society gave their annual 
mid-winter entertainment in Bartlett Hall. 
It was one of the best and most interesting 
entertainments of this year. A large at- 
tendance enjoyed the excellent program. 
The Thetas had decorated the auditorium 
very beautifully and tastefully, and every- 
thing was made attractive with the beauti- 
ful display of flowers and delicate colors of 
the Society. The lace curtains and Japa- 
nese lanterns also added a very pleasing 
effect ; the stage was curtained, and the 

flowers, with the blue and white, showed up 
very attractively. At 8 o'clock Mrs. Bart- 
lett played a march, to which about sixty- 
five of the Theta girls marched in and oc- 
cupied the seats reserved for them. Then 
the presiding officer, Prof. John G. New- 
man, asked the audience to rise, and Dr. 
Sturtevant spoke the words of the invoca- 
tion. The subject of the evening was, "The 
Southern Writers." The first number on 
the program was the song, loved by every 
true Southerner, "Dixie," sung by all the 
Society. This was received most enthusi- 
astically by all, and was very appropriate 
for the program. The quartet furnished 
several pieces during the program, which 
were enjoyed very much by the audience. 
Miss Anna Magill, one of the Theta's best 
singers, sang a solo, "Spring Side.'' Miss 
Anna Goddard played one of her most pop- 
ular solos, and Mrs. Bartlett and Miss 
Goddard played a piano duet. 

The recitations were especially excellent. 
Miss Grace Gamble recited "The Musicale" 
in a way which was very pleasing. Miss 
Griffiths then recited "I Am the Cook."' 
Miss Bewley recited a negro dialect, 
"Christmas in the Quarters," in such a 
way that while listening to her. one felt 
that he could see the negroes and hear 
them as they celebrated Christmas in their 
dance. Emma Caldwell read a paper on 
"Thomas Jefferson. - ' Miss Malcome took 
up the interesting character, Edgar Allen 
Poe. Miss Flora Jones read a paper on 
"VJiss Murfree (Charles Egbert Craddock, 
who is known personally to many Mary- 
ville people). Miss Maude Hunt delivered 
a splendid oration on "Literature in the 
New South." Miss Hunt's oration was 
both interesting and instructive. "Sewanee 
River" was the subject of a pantomime 
acted by four young ladies. It was enjoyed 
by all, as was also "The Star Spangled 
Banner," acted by Miss Maude Y'ates. The 
Thetas are to be highly congratulated on 
furnishing such an interesting and instruct- 
ive program. F. J. 




The last of the society entertainments 
was given by the Bainonians on the even- 
ing of March 6. The revival meetings and 
•other important events had necessitated its 
postponement from time to time until it 
was feared interest and enthusiasm would 
be beyond the possibility of revival. If the 
old adage, "Time enough is always little 
enough," be true, it is equally true that 
"'Hope deferred maketh the heart sick"; 
but when the time was at last definitely 
fixed and the eventful evening arrived, the 
Bainonians were ready with a carefully 
prepared program. 

Bartlett Hall presented a striking and 
beautiful appearance. The walls were dec- 
orated with the flags of the different na- 
tions, their brilliant colors and strange de- 
signs enhanced by the white background 
and the graceful festooning and interming- 
ling of the Society colors, green and white. 
As the entertainment was to be a musical 
one, the programs were artistically deco- 
rated with musical signs and characters. 

The house never held a larger or more 
enthusiastic audience. Mrs. Cort presided 
in her usual happy and graceful manner. 
After the invocation by Professor Gill, the 
first number of the program, a sonata from 
Beethoven was given by Miss Isabel 
Mitchell. Always a favorite, her fine ren- 
dering of the sonata stirred every one to 
enthusiasm and a storm of applause. Miss 
Grace Mitchell had a carefully prepared 
paper on "The German School of Music," 
reviewing in a very interesting manner the 
work of the great masters, with reminis- 
cences of their lives, their successes and 

This was followed by Miss Marion In- 
gersol in a recitation, "Country Sleighing," 
with piano and sleighbell accompaniment, 
which was enthusiastically received. 

Miss Minnie McGinley, in the quaint 
costume of a German peasant girl, sang 
"Die Wacht Am Rhein." Never was a 

genuine Teuton maiden in the Vaterland 
rewarded with heartier applause. She was 
given encore after encore. Miss Henrietta 
Muecke next gave a piano solo, a selection 
from Chaminade, which was a treat to all 
music lovers. 

The second paper, "The Italian School 
of Music,'' by Miss Lida Post, was a very 
interesting and instructive history of the 
music and musicians of that land of artists, 
and showed careful preparation. The solo 
which followed, Marseilles Hymn, by Miss 
Mary Cox, in French peasant costume, 
aroused the audience again to intense en- 
thusiasm. What though to most of us it 
was a song in an unknown tongue, the 
sweet voice and well-known air appealed to 
all hearts, and the pretty costume of the 
fair singer appealed to eyes and hearts 
alike. Following the Marseilles hymn a 
duet by Misses Esther Cooke and Cora 
Cort, Spanish dance by Morzkowski, de- 
lighted the audience, and was enthusias- 
tically encored. 

In the third paper, "The English School 
of Music," Miss Ellen Andrews gave a 
short history of the early English com- 
posers and the crude early attempts of the 
colorists, the gradual development of the 
art up to the present time, and some very 
optimistic predictions as to its future devel- 
opment in our country. A very pretty se- 
lection, "Winter Lullaby," by De Koven, 
was sung by Miss Josephine Cashen, one of 
our younger soloists, in a most pleasing 
voice and manner, and was enthusiastically 

A recitation, "The Red Fan," by Miss 
Norma Patton, followed. Miss Patton's 
recitations are always enjoyable, and this 
one was particularly so. After a humorous 
encore, the audience were asked to join 
in the singing of "America," and responded 
with a heartiness that was a pleasure to 
see and hear. 

The benediction was pronounced by Pro- 
fessor Marston, and so closed the last of 
the Society entertainments for the year. 



They have all been of a high order. Those 
of us who have been here for some time 
can see a steady improvement in the work 
done. The friendly rivalry between the so- 
cieties, and the enthusiastic sympathy and 
support of the residents of Maryville in 
everything relating to our College, should 
be, and are, an inspiration to us to do our 
best. E. A. 


Good progress has been made in the 
Athenian's ranks since Christmas. Officers 
for the winter term were : President, H. H. 
Hudson ; Vice-President, J. A. Slocum ; 
Secretary, C. H. Gillingham ; Librarian, 
H. J. Bassett, and Censors, Gill, Johnston 
and Wallace. We were certainly sorry to 
have Carson and Newman College with- 
draw so ungracefully from the intercolle- 
giate debate, which was to be held during 
April. The Society had chosen H. H. 
Hudson and H. J. Bassett as her repre- 
sentatives for the debate. 

During the revival services, both in the 
College and town, the Society did not dis- 
continue her weekly programs, but had 
them carried out on Saturday evenings. 
Several good, new members have been 
welcomed into our ranks, and have shown 
their interest in literary work, one of the 
most important branches of college life. 

The officers for the spring term are : 
President, R. H. McCaslin; Vice-Presi- 
dent, D. W. Crawford; Secretary, A. C. 
Tedford;" Librarian, Chester French; and 
Censors, C. B. Matthews, H. R. Crawford 
and W. A. Freidinger. 

The Society gave an interesting open 
meeting to the public in the college chapel 
on Friday evening, April 3. The program 
was as follows : Invocation, Lloyd Foster ; 
violin solo, A. C. Tedford; address, P. R. 
Dickie; recitation, "A Picnic," H. A. 
Schcll; debate, "Resolved, That woman 
suffrage should be adopted by an amend- 
ment to the Constitution of the United 
States"; affirmative, C. B. Matthews; neg- 

ative, D. W. Crawford ; declamation, "Who. 
Will Roll Away the Stone?" W V. Wil- 
son; vocal solo, H. H. Hudson; declama- 
tion, "Quarreling with a Roommate," A. C. 
Goddard; the "Athenian," J. Q. Wallace;. 
closing prayer. 


Maryville College has always been noted' 

for its musical talent. The present year 
has indeed been a prosperous one along 
this line. The College boasts not only of 
five quartettes, an orchestra, and enough 
outside material for a glee club, but also 
that such a revival of instrumental and 
vocal training has swept over the students 
that, instead of the one, there are two mu- 
sical instructors in demand. In order, 
however, that a clearer idea of the work of 
this department may be grasped, the fol- 
lowing history of the Y. M. C. A. Quar- 
tette is given : 

This quartette was organized October 1,. 
1902, with H. II. Hudson, Madisonville, 
Tenn., first tenor; F. W. Gill, Sharon, O, 
second tenor; P. R. Dickie, Seattle, Wash., 
first bass, and J. P. Brown, Philadelphia, 
Tenn., second bass. Since their first ap- 
pearance before the public the demand has- 
been greater than could be supplied. 

In Maryville they have sung for the 
Y. M. C. A. meetings, for special sendees 
at the churches, and for the College revival. 
services. Although this has taken much 
practice, yet it has been a joy to them to 
feel that not only they themselves have 
been benefited, but that those hearing them 
have received the gospel through song. 

All things come to those who only stand 
and sing. It was not long before they had 
a call to Madisonville. They were enter- 
tained royally, and formed several close 
friendships. Within a few weeks after this 
event another message came from Madi- 
sonville, requesting them to sing for the 
Christmas entertainment. The second visit 
was even better than the first. 

A trip was then made to Sweetwater,. 


where the quartette attended a social the 
first evening, sang for a Sabbath-school, 
two churches and a special meeting of the 
City Y. M. C. A. A large gathering of 
members were present, and all seemed cap- 
tivated by the music. 

The next call came from Rogersville. 
This little town had tried for several years 
to vote out the saloon, but had failed. 
The first night the quartette sang at a gen- 
eral mass meeting, and the next day at the 
polls. The result was that one hundred 
and sixty votes were cast for a dry town 
and one vote against it. This lone voter 
was afterwards found to be crazy. Many 
of the men said that they could not hear 
such music and vote for the saloon. The 
morning before leaving they sang at the 
Swift Memorial Institute. 

Then came the call to Knoxville to sing 
at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church 
and for a large meeting of the Anti-Saloon 
League, held in Market Hall. The two 
following Sabbaths were spent at Bell Ave- 
nue Church, in the suburbs of the city. The 
people here have just enough of country 
and city life to make them most apprecia- 
tive and hospitable. 

Such is the history of the quartette to 
the present date. They have filled seven 
appointments outside of Maryville, and 
have traveled six hundred miles. But this 
is not all ; two more dates await them in 
Knoxville, a prospective one to Rogers- 
ville, and measures are now being taken to 
have them attend the Y. M. C. A. Summer 
School, to be held at Asheville, N. C, dur- 
ing the month of June. 


Not much has been said in the pages of 
our Monthly about the Volunteer Band 
during the present school year of 'o2-'o3. 
By no means is this an indication of lack 
of progress and prosperity of the organiza- 
tion. On the contrary, our Band, with the 
names of ten earnest Maryville College stu- 
dents on its roll-call, is pushing onward 

with as much, if not more, enthusiasm than 
ever before in the history of its organiza- 

Systematic mission study of the many 
needy foreign fields has made the Wednes- 
day afternoon meetings the most interest- 
ing and helpful gatherings of the college 
year. The attendance has been excellent, 
it being a rare thing to have a member 

Our plan of study has been to take one 
foreign country a month, according to the 
plan adopted by the Assembly Herald. 
The most excellent and up-to-date mission 
books in the missions' alcove at the Lamar 
Library, numbering three hundred vol- 
umes, are at our command. Our hall on 
the third floor of Anderson has been im- 
proved by having the floor painted and 
carpet laid down. 

It will be with great regret that we will 
see three of our members, who are in the 
Senior Class, leave us at the close of the 
school year. May not the ranks be 
strengthened by new recruits? We are 
sure that there are several of our school 
friends to whom the "Go ye" is sounding 
with no uncertain distinctness. We are 
hoping and praying for indications of de- 
cision on your part. 

Band roll : Misses Gardner, Johnston, 
Hambey and Mitchell; Messrs. Dickie, 
Franklin, Tedford, Goan, McCaslin and 

Miss Margaret Henry and Miss Cina 
Porter, a missionary on furlough from 
Japan, most delightfully entertained the 
Band Saturday afternoon, March 21, at the 
home of Miss Henry. Miss Porter told us 
some most interesting things concerning 
her work in the far-awav "Sunrise King- 

The interest and attendance at the Tues- 
day evening prayer meetings continue, and 
the following is the program of topics for 
the term : 

March 17 — Song service, Miss Wilson. 

March 24 — "The Conscience," Professor 


March 31— "The Three Graces," Y. W. 
C. A. 

April 7 — "Crucified with Christ," Pro- 
fessor Marston. 

April 14 — "Our Nation's Responsibil- 
ity," Miss Barnes. 
'April 2i— "Success," Y. M. C. A. 

April 28— "A Student's Capital," Profes- 
sor Gill. 

Mav 5 — "Missionary Service," Volunteer 

May 12— "Self-Control," Miss Lord. 

May ig — Farewell Service, Senior Class. 


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Maryville College Monthly 

Volume V. 


Number 7. 

| the: debt that Presbyterians owe 
to east tennessee 


4) An address delivered before the Presbyterian Ministers" Association 

.P of PKiladelpHia 

A few years ago some one classified the 
political parties then flourishing as Re- 
publican, Democratic, Prohibition, Popu- 
list, Socialist, Mugwump, and Tom Watson. 
You may remember that Tom Watson was 
a politician who was for a time a free lance 
in the field, and so could be safely classed 
only with himself. If I may presume to 
amend the old-fashioned classification in 
the school geographies, I will say that the 
United States is composed of the New 
England States, the Middle States, the 
Southern States, the Western States, and 
East Tennessee. I may say parenthetically 
that we call it East Tennessee, not Eastern 
Tennessee, just as the Westerner says 
North Dakota, not Northern Dakota. Now 
East Tennessee is not a New England 
State ; it is "East," but far from "Down 
East.'' It is not a Southern State ; it 
showed that rather emphatically during 
our late unpleasantness. It is not a West- 
ern State ; it is too deliberate for that class- 
ification. It is not a Middle State, though 
a sister section is denominated Middle Ten- 
nessee. Indeed, East Tennessee is not a 
vState at all, though it narrowly missed be- 
ing erected into one when West Virginia 
attained Statehood. But it has an individ- 
uality about it that to its citizenship marks 
it out almost as distinctly as do the boun- 

dary lines mark out the Keystone State 
from the Empire State in the thought of 
P^ennsylvanians and New Yorkers. 

You dwellers by the sea give the word 
"cove" the conventional meaning, — a small 
and secluded inlet on the seashore. We 
dwellers in the mountains, however, give 
it the provincial meaning of a glen almost 
surrounded by mountains. So in mv own 
county we have Miller's Cove, Cade's Cove 
and Tuckaleechee Cove. In the one case 
the rim is beach and its enclosure is wa- 
ter ; in the other, the rim is mountain and 
its enclosure is terra firma, very Arma, in- 
deed. So unfamiliar was our provincial 
use of the term to the printer of one of our 
church papers that when the announce- 
ment of the speaker's marriage at Grassv 
Ccve Academy was handed in, the printer 
had the types put it Grassy Cave, — the 
anomaly of a Grassy Care being to him less 
inconceivable than that ot a Grassv Cove 
on very dry land. But, accepting for the 
moment the mountain meaning of the 
term, we may say that East Tennessee is 
not merely rich in coves, but is itself a 
cove on a mag-niticent scale. It is a 
rhomboidal valley composed of fluted hills 
and valleys, itself walled in by mighty 
ranges of mountains that were heaped high 
in primeval days by the convulsions of na- 



tiire. The Appalachians and the Cumber- 
lands separating at the Virginia line, on 
their southerly journey, recede from one 
another until at a distance of sixty or more 
miles they run for a while parallel to one 
another, only to come together again near 
Chattanooga, two hundred miles and more 
from that Virginia line. The valley is on 
a colossal scale what Blackmore describes 
the glen of the Doones to be. It is even 
more isolated than is Switzerland, to which 
country we enthusiastic East Tennesseeans 
have long compared our Alpine home. 
Walled in by mighty barriers, it has been 
free from tornado and earthquake, and has 
been little disturbed by un-American or 
new-fangled intrusions. True, some of our 
sly friends, smiling at our self-complais- 
ance, have hinted that we are simply a 
replicate of Sleepy Hollow; but we indig- 
nantly resent the heartless insinuation, and 
insist that we are the rather like Words- 
worth's Green-head Ghyll, where pastoral 
industry, frugality, health, peace and con- 
tent are our portions, and where Michael 
is secure so long as he abides within its 
sheltering embrace. .• s 

So much for the setting of our story, 
East Tennessee. God's hand carved it out, 
and it is beautiful. Its sons call it ''God's 

The debt the Presbyterian Church owes 
to East Tennessee ! Surely the theme is 
presumptuous ! When it was suggested to 
me, I feared that you might think it pre- 
suptuous ; though I knew that, if you 
had read the "History of the Synod of 
Tennessee," that was written a few years 
ago bv our now lamented "Father" Alex- 
ander, formerly of your State, you would 
agree with me that it is not presumptuous, 
but reasonable. In the report of court 
proceedings in one of your Philadelphia 
dailies is this unhappy item: " 'So Amy re- 
fused that young lawyer?' 'Yes; she 
didn't even give him a chance to argue his 
rase.' " I am confident, however, that I 

have a more sympathetic audience than the 
voung lawyer found. We Presbyterians 
have .heard Christ say : "Whosoever shall 
give to drink unto one of these little ones 
a cup of cold water only, in the name of a 
disciple, verily, I say unto you, he shall in 
no wise lose his reward." And we have 
heard Paul say : "Whether one member 
suffer, all the members suffer with it ; or 
one member be honored, all the members 
rejoice with it. Ye are the body of Christ, 
and members in particular." Xone believe 
in the "solidarity" of the Church more than 
do we Presbyterians ; and so we who oc- 
cupy the great Appalachian Cove delight 
in the knowledge of the commanding 
power and influence of ; our Philadelphia 
churches ; and I am sure that you will re- 
joice if I can show you ways in which the 
Presbyterians of East Tennessee have con- 
tributed their modest but substantial serv- 
ice to the great Church at large. 

In the first place, Presbyterians owe 
something to the East Tennesseean 
Church for its evangelization of its own 
territory. The man who cares for his own 
family and keeps his own place in order, 
is in a very real sense a public benefactor. 
And it was no trifle, but rather a herculean 
task that was before the Presbyterian 
Calebs and Joshuas who in the 1770's and 
1780's went down to possess the mountains 
for God. Angry Indians, rugged frontiers- 
men and the wilderness were to be faced 
with courage, fortitude and poverty. 

And our forefathers rose to the demands 
of the occasion, and clad in skins and 
homespun, stood in the forest or the block- 
house, and with hand on rifle and Bible, 
preached a blessed Gospel to hungry 
hearts. Presbyterians were the first preach- 
ers in East Tennessee, and for several 
years they were the only ones. All the 
State and local histories — Ramsey's, Hay- 
wood's. Phelan's, Gilmore's, Temple's, 
Humes', and Garrett and Goodpasture's — 
acknowledge handsomely the debt due 



our fathers for the Christian stamp they 
put on the plastic institutions of the State. 
President Roosevelt, in his "Winning of 
the West," pays a tribute to the pioneer 
preachers of our faith. During the Revo- 
lution one of our preachers marched with 
the frontiersmen when the hardy back- 
woodsmen, harried by Indians all along 
the bloody frontier, nevertheless aban- 
doned their homes to danger from the sav- 
age foe, while they hurried over the moun- 
tains and struck the cause of King George 
a staggering blow in the brilliant victory 
they won at King's Mountain, a battle 
called by some "the turning point of the 
Revolution." Gilmore's book, "The Rear- 
guard of the Revolution," depicts the serv- 
ice done by these daring men. So, too, 
Presbyterians took prominent part in fram- 
ing the early Constitution of the short-lived 
State of Franklin, and later on in forming 
that of the State of Tennessee. In those 
days, our people belonged to the Synod 
of New York and Philadelphia, the same 
Synod to which you belonged, for that was 
before the erection of the General Assem- 
bly. We were near neighbors in those days 
of horseback locomotion. Later Tennes- 
seeans were attached successively to the 
new Synods of Virginia, Carolina and Ken- 
tucky. In 1817 the Synod of Tennesee was 

The pioneers were mainly Scotchmen 
and Scotch-Irishmen from Pennsylvania, 
New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and North 
Carolina. The Pennsylvania immigrants 
passed down the Shenandoah Valley, and 
so on through the upper gap into East 
Tennessee without having crossed any 
formidable mountains in their journey. 
These pioneers made a hardy, self-respect- 
ing, God-fearing citizenship. Under the 
moulding power of their religious teachers 
they formed homogeneous, orderly, law- 
abiding communities. Their descendants 
are intensely American in their character- 
istics. Fullv one-half the names on the roll 

of Maryville College to-day are Scotch 
and Scotch-Irish names. 

So faithfully and zealously did the pio- 
neer preachers minister to the pioneers 
that they reported to the first General As- 
sembly twenty-three congregations, and 
those were the days when all who lived 
within a radius of ten miles were connected 
with one congregation. Eight vears later, 
or three years before the eighteenth century 
reached its close, they reported forty-five 
congregations. That alone was salt enough 
to save a section. As other denominations 
entered the field they were helped and pro- 
voked to good works by the faithful serv- 
ice already rendered by the Presbyterians. 
Unfortunately, those were days of rivalrv 
among the churches, and soon there came 
to be entire sections w T here only one de- 
nomination would be strongly represented. 
So there were varying types of communi- 
ties as the}- were variously affected by their 
religious proclivities. As is usual with 
Presbyterians, though a somewhat feeble 
folk numerically — at present there are only 
about eighteen thousand church members 
of the different divisions of Presbyterians 
in East Tennessee — they have, neverthe- 
less, exerted an influence entirely dispro- 
portionate to their numbers. They occupy 
about three hundred fields in East Ten- 
nessee at the present time. It is well that 
East Tennessee Presbyterians have occu- 
pied so fully as they have the field to which 
Providence has appointed them. In doing 
so they have rendered a service to the 
Church at large. 

A second service rendered the National 
Church has been the preparation and the 
gift of a host of worthy Presbyterian lav- 
men for the Church in the Northwest, the 
West, and the Southwest. The Church in 
East Tennessee has been a hive, from 
which have been swarming into the 
churches beyond a great number of elders, 
deacons and other church members. The 
old rolls of our churches are full of the 



names of the departed — many of them have 
departed this mortal life, but other hosts of 
them have gone West. 

East Tennessee, secluded land 

Of gentle hills and mountains grand; 

Where healthful breezes ever blow, 

And coolest springs and rivers flow; 

Land of the valley and the glen. 

Of lovely maids and stalwart men, — 

as -our rhapsodist describes her, — why- 
should any one ever leave such a highly 
favored land? During the early decades 
of the nineteenth century there was a con- 
stant exodus of Presbyterian and other 
families into Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and 
other Western States. They wanted to 
rear their children in a free-soil State, and 
so they left homes that had grown dear to 
them, and became voluntary exiles for the 
sake of their descendants. The first abo- 
lition newspaper in the United States, "The 
Emancipator," was published at Jonesboro, 
Tenn., in 1820, by Elihu Embree. A con- 
siderable number of churches were organ- 
ized chiefly out of these emigrants. If the 
number of these families could be known, 
it would startle us by its magnitude. Like 
the Puritans, the Scotch, and the Hugue- 
nots, these people went westward in search 
of liberty — in their case not personal lib- 
erty, for they already had that, but free- 
soil liberty. And they were noble people. 
Now and then reunions of the descendants 
of such families are held ; at those of the 
Harts and the Rankins in Indiana about a 
hundred kinsfolk registered. Old John 
Rankin, of Ohio, the "Christian Soldier," 
as his biography is entitled, had brothers 
living in Tennessee until recently. Rev. 
Robert W. Patterson, D.D., so long pastor 
of the First Church of Chicago, was born 
in Blount County, Tenn., and was baptized 
in Maryville : but his father's family the 
following year made, in wagons, their 
tedious way across the Cumberlands and 
onward to Illinois, to find free-soil terri- 

tory. And the list, if complete, would con- 
tain thousands of the best names carried 
on the roll of our Western churches. They 
were, I grant, an unwilling gift of East 
Tennessee, and yet none the less valuable 
to the general church. 

Then, too, there has been a ceaseless 
flow of emigrants from East Tennessee to 
the West before and since the war, occa- 
sioned by the same motive that has stead- 
ily poured the best blood of the East into 
the new life of the West — namely, the hope 
of bettering their condition in the fresh and 
fertile West. Especially promotive of emi- 
gration were the ravages of the Civil War, 
which especially devastated a section that 
was engaged both in a local fratricidal 
strife and in the wider warfare that con- 
vulsed the nation. A large number of the 
young men who survived the four years' 
war went West, and, if living, many of 
them are now stalwart supports in their 
local churches. That Western tide flows 
unceasingly. East Tennessee has been a 
cornucopia emptying of its fullness into the 
Great West. A large percentage of the 
students educated at Maryville, especially 
during the past generation, are now in the 
West. Old Washington Church, of Knox 
County, last year celebrated her centennial, 
and sent greetings to her daughters in 
Tennessee and in Kansas. At one time 
Washington's pastor and a large section of 
the church emigrated together to Kansas, 
and there established upon their arrival a 
Presbyterian Church, and quietly resumed 
their public religious worship, transplanted 
but vigorous. And so in early times did 
the Southern States, and so since the war 
did great Texas, receive a large immigra- 
tion of East Tennesseeans. But where did 
they all come from? Why, bless you, out 
of the mountain hive. The old hive of 
Northern Europe, that sent its millions 
down on the Roman South, was something 
like it. When Easter time is coming, Phil- 
adelphia's incubators are in demand and 



the windows are full of chicks. I noted — 
from exterior observation only, however, 
let me say — that you had a chick to give 
away with every bottle of whisky pur- 
chased — "a bird with every bottle," as the 
alliterative sign alluringly put it. Well, 
when Providence has an Easter time in his 
plans for the population of the West, he 
provides the people. And I am glad, with 
President Roosevelt, to say that a good 
many of them come from the land where 
my own six little folks live — the land of the 
leal — East Tennessee. The Census Bureau 
has at times issued maps on which, by 
graphics, the birth rate of each State and 
section is depicted. New England has had 
almost no shading, for they have precious 
few, beggarly few babies there ; Pennsyl- 
vania is pretty well shaded ; East Tennessee 
is black, and Texas is solid, shining ebony. 
And that is the explanation. We have 
given liberally, but a kind Providence has 
rewarded us for our abounding generosity. 

There was a man — some called him mad; 
The more he gave away, the more he had. 

It has not been quite so good as that, but 
while often suffering grievously the loss of 
elect ones in our country churches, we have 
found, after all the decimation and deple- 
tion of our little organizations, that the 
miracles of Elijah at Zarephath, and of our 
Lord at Cana and beyond the Sea of Gali- 
lee, have, to some extent, been repeated 
among us ; and we have found in the 
emptied vessels or in our hands yet more 
meal and oil and wine and bread to sus- 
tain and to cheer our church life. 

In 1817 and 1818 the Synod of Tennes- 
see extended over Tennessee, Georgia, Ala- 
bama, Missouri and Mississippi. Even as 
late as 1870, at the reunion, our Synod of 
Tennessee covered Tennessee, Louisiana 
and Texas. That was largely nominal, but 
in reality by her sons and daughters she 
has spread her influence and usefulness into 
every State and Territory of the West ; and 

for that fact the church-at- large certainly 
owes her a debt of gratitude. 

A third reason the general church owes 
a debt to East Tennessee is that that little 
section has always provided its own minis- 
try from among its own sons. No region 
within the boundaries of the Church has a 
more honorable record in this respect. 
The first ministers, of course, were immi- 
grants, as were the rest of the people. Cum- 
mings, the Balchs, Houston, Carrick, Cos- 
son, Henderson and Blackburn were from 
other States. But the salaries paid were 
so pitifully inadequate, and the conditions 
of frontier life so crude and rude and unin- 
viting, that the churches would have been 
left shepherdless, if the few ministers there 
were had not, in the good old way, each 
trained in his own log house some candi- 
date for the ministry. It was at first a slow 
and painful process, but it provided the 
needed ministry. During the first twenty- 
seven pioneer years Union Presbytery or- 
dained sixteen candidates to the Gospel 
ministry, and her sister Presbytery did her 
share in providing a ministry. Rev. Sam- 
uel G. Ramsey, father of the historian 
Ramsey, was the first man ordained by 
Union Presbytery ; while Isaac Anderson, 
of blessed memory, founder of Maryville 
College and theological teacher of the 
Southwest, was the first man licensed and 
ordained by the same Presbytery. The 
fourth ordination was of "a man of color 
named 'Jack,' " to whom the county court 
of Blount gave the name of John Glouces- 
ter. He was dismissed on the day of his 
ordination, "to labor under the Evangelical 
Society of Philadelphia." But the field was 
so extensive, and the population was in- 
creasing so rapidly, that, do what they 
might, the provision of laborers was sadly 
inadequate to meet the demands. 

Dr. Isaac Anderson spent a part of each 
month for a number of years in visiting new 
settlements, and in preaching to the eager 



companies that would gather to hear him. 
The deplorable conditions of East Tennes- 
see on account of the lack of Gospel priv- 
ileges, weighed painfully upon his heart. 
All the means that he and his brethren 
conk! devise were inadequate. After earnest 
prayer he rode horseback to this city, in 
1819, as a Commissioner to the General 
Assembly. His expenses were only ten 
dollars in money, but he spent several 
weeks in time. While here he appealed to 
the Home Missionary Society and the Gen- 
eral Assembly for ministers to help evan- 
gelize the frontier. But in vain ; the minis- 
ters were needed where they were located*. 
Then he said : "I'll go to Princetown." And 
he mounted his old nag, and went to 
Princeton, to the seven-years-old theologi- 
cal seminary. And he pleaded with the 
boys to go to East Tennessee. But they 
had ether fields nearer home that seemed to 
have the first right to their services. And 
Anderson remounted his horse, and turned 
his despondent way homeward. As he rode 
down through old Rockbridge County, Va., 
where he was born and where he had spent 
his schoolboy days in Liberty Hall Acade- 
my, he said to Dr. James Gallagher, of 
Abingdon Presbytery, his companion in the 
journey: "We must have ministers; we 
will establish a theological seminary of our 
own." And this mighty prophet of the wil- 
derness — orator, scholar, man of God, es- 
tablished among the frontiersmen an in- 
stitution that was destined to do for many 
a day, to the measure of its ability, for 
the South and West, what Princeton was 
already doing for the East and North. The 
Synod of Tennessee, that very fall, estab- 
lished at Maryville "the Southern and 
Western Theological Seminary," and ap- 
pointed Isaac Anderson its President. A 
copy of the prospectus ordered printed by 
Synod is among the treasures of the Pres- 
byterian Historical Society, in this build- 
ing. At his inauguration, Dr. Anderson 

uttered solemn words that have since been 
the motto of the institution: "Let the 
directors and managers of this sacred in- 
stitution propose the glory of God and the 
advancement of that kingdom purchased 
by the blood of his only begotten Son as 
their sole object." These words were not 
chiseled over the doors of the Seminary, for 
there were no doors to chisel them over; 
but they were graven indelibly on God's 
book of remembrance. And God has 
blessed the institution. The students came 
to it mainly from East Tennessee, though 
some came from other States. A very few 
walked most of the weary way from the 
North, attracted in part by the lowness of 
the expenses at Maryville. Eli N. Sawtell 
and John W. Beecher, the father of Dr. 
Willis J. Beecher, were among this num- 
ber. Three Cherokee Indians also were in 
attendance in 1824. And the young men 
sharpened their sickles, and went out to the 
harvest fields. In ten years after the es- 
tablishment of the Seminary forty-one min- 
isters had been trained ; in fourteen years, 
sixty ; in nineteen, four score ; in twenty- 
three years, nearly a hundred ; and, alto- 
gether, before the war, 150 ministers were 
provided the Church. As early as 1840 it 
was said that the majority of the member- 
ship of all the Presbyteries of the Synod 
of Tennessee was made up of graduates of 
Maryville ; and that but for the Seminary, 
East Tennessee would have had no Synod ; 
and that the graduates were also scattered 
all over the South and the West. 

And this magnificent work was done by 
Dr. Anderson, at first alone, and later with 
one or two, or, at most, three colleagues, 
at the cost of superb self-denial and self- 
sacrifice, in a section where the people were 
comparatively poor and had never devel- 
oped well the grace of giving. Like Fred- 
erick the Great, our East Tennessee magi- 
cian plunged into the forests of a little land, 
and issued forth with armies for the con- 



quest of the foe. As we hear aged people 
tell of his abounding labors, or read of them 
in the Memoirs written by Dr. Robinson, 
his successor as President of Maryville, we 
feel that the old hero, upon reaching 
heaven, must, after casting his crown be- 
fore his Master, have thrown himself down 
by the river of water of life for a blessed 
rest of a thousand years. He surely is now 
enjoying, clown into the depths of his be- 
ing, his promised "sabbatismos." 

The theological department of Maryville 
College was not reopened after the war, for 
it was unnecessary ; railroads had brought 
our Northern seminaries near to hand. But 
our provision of ministers has been out of 
all proportion to our numbers. At Mary- 
ville alone we have since 1870 sent out 100 
graduates into the ministry, while many un- 
dergraduates have entered the ministry of 
various denominations. And our sister 
local institutions have furnished their quota 
of preachers of the glorious Gospel. More 
than one-half of the ministers of the pres- 
ent roll of Union Presbytery are East Ten- 
nesseans — an unusual proportion to the 
manor born in these days of shifting. East 
Tennessee now has twenty-two candidates 
for the ministry, or one to 313 church 
members ; while the Presbytery of Phila- 
delphia, with a church membership six 
times that of the entire Synod of Tennes- 
see, has sixteen candidates, or one to 2,266 
church members. It is to such colleges as 
Maryville that we must look for a large 
proportion of our ministers. How im- 
portant, then, in view of the facts present- 
ed in Dr. Jacobus' address, the other day, 
that these smaller colleges be well equipped 
to give such a training as the times de- 
mand ! 

A fourth reason why the Presbyterian 
Church owes a debt to East Tennessee is 
that that section has not only provided this 
ministry for relief, as we have seen, but 
has also given the Church so many labor- 

ers for its world-wide needs. I have al- 
ready told how, in ante-bellum times, 
Maryville sent her sons throughout the 
great West to preach the old Gospel. Since 
the war, East Tennessee Presbyterian 
ministers from the different institutions are 
found in a large number of the Presbyteries 
of our great Church, especially in the West. 
The pastor host who will welcome the Gen- 
eral Assembly at Los Angeles next month 
is an East Tennesseean. 

The church in East Tennessee has neces- 
sarily been a home mission church from its 
foundation ; but it also is most decidedly a 
foreign mission church. In 1802 the Gen- 
eral Assembly asked for volunteers for mis- 
sion work. Gideon Blackburn, pastor of 
Maryville, offered to serve part of his time 
as a missionary to the Cherokees, and un- 
til his health failed him, eight years later, 
he prosecuted the work with eminent suc- 
cess. Others labored with him. A few 
others, later on, went as missionaries to for- 
eign fields, prominent among them being 
Dr. Samuel J. Rhea and his accomplished 
wife, Mrs. Sarah J. Rhea, "The Tennes- 
seeans in Persia." as the book of that title, 
published by our Board, calls them. Dur- 
ing the past twenty-six years our Synod of 
Tennessee has sent out twenty-seven mis- 
sionaries under our Foreign Board. Twen- 
ty-two of this number were Maryville stu- 
dents, while the college has sent out seven 
under other Boards, making a grand total 
of twenty-nine in twenty-six years. And 
there are more to follow. The mission zeal 
of the college is more intense than ever be- 
fore. There is now a splendid Volunteer 
Band of ten strong young people, prepar- 
ing, by careful and serious study, for for- 
eign mission work. One of them is a Phil- 
adelphia boy. Yes, we are proud of this 
record. That a little mountain Synod, of 
one-sixth the church membership of this 
noble Presbytery of Philadelphia, should, in 
a quarter century, put twenty-seven rep- 


resentatives into China, Japan, Siam, 
Korea, India, Persia, Syria, Africa, and 
Mexico is good ground for honest pride. 
Last year when Synod met, six of our 
Maryville students were on their way to 
foreign fields, three returning and three go- 
ing for the first time. One of these recruits 
was Miss Emma Alexander, of the class of 
1901, who reached Honolulu in time to 
comfort, by her presence, her noble father, 
Rev. Dr. T. T. Alexander, of the class of 
1877, as on his way home from Japan to 
East Tennessee he there lay dying among 
strangers. , A few days later the ashes of 
the missionary who had rendered our 
church and its Master a quarter century of 
fruitful labors were sent eastward to find 
their final resting place in old Maryville ; 
while the daughter of the missionary took 
shipping westward toward the land of the 
Rising Sun, to step into the place left va- 
cant by her father's translation. And so, 
please God, it shall ever be: "Instead of 
the fathers shall be the children." 

When we East Tennesseeans see the 
large gift that out of our weakness and pov- 
erty we have made the great church of our 
fathers, we sympathize with Paul as he 
says: "As the truth of Christ is in me, no 
man shall stop me of this boasting in the 
regions of Achaia." 

Finally, there is one more reason why 
not only Presbyterians, but the nation itself 
owes a debt to East Tennessee Presbyteri- 
ans — and it is the service East Tennessee 
has rendered the cause of. education. More 
than a century before the kindlv Ogden 
movement directed the attention of the na- 
tion to the need of schools for the South- 
land, the Presbyterian preachers were es- 
tablishing log academies and colleges 
among the Scotch-Irish yeomanrv of the 
valley. The illustrious Samuel Doak foundl- 
cd Martin Academy, the first 1 educational 
institution west of the Alleghanies. It de- 
veloped into Washington College. Later 

the same lover of learning founded Tus- 
culum Academy. Dr. Balch, a Presby- 
terian of a little different type, established 
Greeneville College ;, afterward consolidated 
with Tusculum, under the name of Greene- 
ville and Tusculum College. At these no- 
ble institutions many of the leaders of 
Church and State in the Southwest were 
educated. An epic poem could be written 
of their heroic history. Dr. Carrick, a Pies- 
byterian, founded Blount College, which 
later developed into the State University 
of Tennessee, and which is now under the 
efficient presidency of Dr. Dabney, himself 
a worthy Presbyterian, a son of Rev. Dr. 
Robert L. Dabney, so long a leader in the 
Southern Church. Dr. Isaac Anderson, 
early in the nineteenth century, founded 
"the Log College," as it was popularly 
called, though legally known as Union 
Academy, near Washington Church, of 
which he was pastor. In this four-roomed 
log building many prominent men received 
what education they had. Governor Rey- 
nolds, of Illinois, here sat under the instruc- 
tion of one he deemed the greatest teacher 
of his Lime. We have already seen how, 
in 1819, at Maryville, Dr. Anderson, by or- 
der of the Synod of Tennessee, founded the 
Southern and Western Theological Semi- 
nary. In the course of time the college 
feature became more prominent, and in 1842 
the institution was chartered as "Maryville 
College." It educated, even in its earliest 
days, as the preamble to its charter de- 
clares, "several hundred alumni, many of 
whom are now ornaments of the different 
learned professions, and some of them 
members of the National and State Legis- 

After the war Northern Presbyterians 
came to the relief of the old Synodical 
school of the prophets, and have enabled it, 
and are enabling it to do a vastly increased 
work. It lias a property valued at $334,- 
000, which, on account of the low expenses 



and high rate of interest, is probably equiv- 
alent to- more than a half million in this re- 
gion. Its seven large buildings, 250 acres 
of campus, eighteen teachers and 430 stu- 
dents, are a great and agreeable surprise 
to those from other States who visit it. 
And, as in pioneer days, the latchstring is 
always out for visitors. 

Since the war the Southern Presbyterians 
have maintained a Synodical Seminary at 
Rogersville, and King College, at Bristol, 
while the school at Sweetwater has been 
largely under their management. These in- 
stitutions have been of much service to our 
section, and their graduates have also 
scattered all over our land. 

During the last two decades the North- 
ern Church at large has recognized the 
historic strength and providential mission 
of our own little Synod, and has been utiliz- 
ing it and magnificently repaying the debt 
due it, by enabling it to formulate and to 
prosecute a far-reaching plan for carrying 
a Christian education to the aspiring youth 
among our Southern mountaineers. I use 
the words "Southern mountaineers" ad- 
visedly. The expression, "Mountain 
whites," has never been especially euphoni- 
ous in our ears, any more SO' than wotdd 
"Philadelphia whites" charm your own 

The development of the Presbyterian 
educational system has been most remark- 
able. Our Synodical Committee on Schools 
last October reported three most useful 
academies — New Market, Burnsville and 
the prosperous one for the colored at 
Rogersville,the Swift Memorial ;five home 
mission boarding schools, splendid ones, all 
of them — the Normal and Collegiate Insti- 
tute, the Rome Industrial, and the Farm 
School (all of Asheville). the Dorland Insti- 
tute of Hot Springs, and the Laura Sunder- 
land, of Concord ; and time would fail me 
to tell of the twenty-five home mission day 
schools scattered among the mountain 

counties, and nobly performing their benefi- 
cent mission. As reported to Synod, the 
value of the property owned by our insti- 
tutions, great and small, including Mary- 
ville, is $838,000; while the teaching force 
numbers 169, and the students and pupils 
number 4-333- It would be hard to over- 
estimate the beneficial results of these 
schools, located, as they largely are, where 
there are practically no respectable public 
school facilities. Each is a center of il- 
luminating and ennobling influences, radi- 
ating, in some cases, to a very distant 
periphery. No other church, Northern or 
Southern, has made any equal contribution 
to the Christian education of the Southern 
Highlands. And the fruitage of the schools 
is everywhere manifest. In our larger in- 
stitutions we are yearly welcoming thor- 
oughly prepared young people, who will 
push their way through college and take 
their places abreast of the strongest in the 
battles of the Lord of Sabaoth. And the 
number of such recruits is limited only by 
the lack of means to afford them opportun- 
ity to work out part of their expenses, for 
they are a manly and independent race, and 
wish to earn their own way through school. 
If the money that some Northern Presby- 
terians have put into independent and un- 
certain agencies had been invested in our 
already well-established institutions, far 
greater good would have been accom- 
plished for the Church and for the section. 
Now, brethren, by these five good and 
sufficient reasons, the theme given me is 
vindicated, and the fact is demonstrated 
that Presbyterianism does owe a debt to 
East Tennessee Presbyterians: (1) East 
Tennessee evangelized its own territory; 
(2) It developed and donated a host of 
worthy laymen to the Church in the North- 
west, the West and the Southwest ; (3) It 
has always raised up its own ministry from 
among its own sons ; (4) It has also, to a 
wonderful decree, contributed ministers 


and missionaries for the world-wide needs 
of the Church ; and, finally, (5) It has ren- 
dered a vast service to the cause of Chris- 
tian education. 

How this debt has been recognized by 
the Church and how it has been paid, and 
is being paid, in the furnishing of means 
to perform its evidently providential mis- 
sion, is another story, and a very interest- 
ing one, but there is no time adequately 
to tell it. The Church has recognized the 
fact that ofttimes not numbers, but fidelity 
determines obligation. We may owe as 
great a debt of gratitude to a village John 
Hampden, a frontier Marcus Whitman, or 
a mountain Isaac Anderson as to an army. 
Not size, but sendee ; not wideness, but 
worth ; not money, but manhood. Accord- 
ing to that a man hath, is it required of a 

To one whose ancestors fought in Lon- 
donderry it is an inspiration to visit this 
strongest of all the Presbyteries, a Presby- 
tery stronger than most of the Synods, and 
here to tell of the fidelity that a feeble folk 
in the mountains have manifested to the 
great ideas of our Presbyterianism. Early 
in the Civil War the mountain people back 
in the coves of Blount, "loyal Blount," as 
it is called to this day, decided that they 
would fly the old flag in spite of what 
might be taking place in the world beyond 
their mountain fastnesses. And so they 
collected what red and white and blue 
stuffs they could get together, and the 
women fondly fashioned out of those crude 
materials a large American flag, the em- 
blem thev loved. With simple ceremonies 
the mountaineers raised the flag and feast- 
ed their eyes on its stars and stripes. Not 
long afterward an officer stationed at 
Maryville was ordered to go to the coves 
to confiscate the firearms of the Unionists. 
As his men entered the first cove they 
caught sight of the old flag lying in the 
mountain breeze. "No, no," said the of- 

ficer, restraining the first impulse of his 
men; "it is the flag our fathers fought un- 
der at King's Mountain and New Orleans. 
and Chapultepec. Let us salute it." And 
so silently, and with bared heads, the little 
squad of cavalrv filed around the flag, 
saluted it, and then rode on into the coves 
to carry out their orders. And the men 
of the mountain in ambush watched with, 
wondering eyes what was done, lowered 
their rifles, and were glad. And so is it that 
the old blue banner of Presbyterianism has 
always been honored among us. Our an- 
cestors fought under it, and we salute it 
with deepest reverence. Nay, more, we 
Presbyterians of every section fight under 
it as a glorious battle-flag borne by one 
great and valiant division of the army of 
the Lord of hosts. And may that blue 
banner ever wave in the forefront of the 
fight for God and man ! 

Ministerial Association. 

By the time this issue of the monthly is 
in the hands of its readers the Ministerial 
Association will have held its last meeting- 
for the year. The Association is now three 
years old, and may properly be called a per- 
manent organization of the College. 

During this year Dr. Wilson has deliv- 
ered to the Association a series of lectures 
on homiletics. These lectures were pre- 
pared in Spanish, and were used by Dr. 
Wilson in his work in Mexico several years 
ago. It is his intention to translate them 
into English during the summer, in order 
to make them more accessible to the min- 
isterial students next year. 

In addition to Dr. Wilson's lectures, Rev. 
Tedford addressed the Association in Sep- 
tember, on the subject of Foreign Missions, 
just prior to his departure for his field of 
labor in India, and Rev. Dr. McCulloch 
gave an instructive talk last month on the 
choice of a Seminary. 

The members of the Association have 



been in demand throughout the year, to 
preach in various churches in this and 
neighboring counties. The following pul- 
pits have been occupied, some o>f them 
several times during the year, by one or 
another of the students: Tabor, Centennial, 
Forest Hill, Clover Hill, Rockford, Walk- 
er's Valley, Union Grove, Marvville Metho- 
dist South, Maryville M. E., Bearden, Bell 
Avenue, Knoxville, Shannondale, Spring 
Place, Washington, White Pine, Sweet- 
water, Lebanon, Plebron and Caledonia. 

The members of the Association are: E. 
L. Grau, President; C. H. Gillingham, 
Secretary and Treasurer; H. H. Hudson, 
R. H. McCaslin. E. N. Ouist, R. O. Frank- 
lin, P. R. Dickie, A. C. Tedford, W. A 
Freidinger. E. M. Adams, J. R. Goan, A. 
C. Goddard, S. E. McCampbell, and L. E. 
Foster. Five of these, including the Presi- 
dent, are in the graduating class. 

The year has been so helpful and produc- 
tive of good results that there is no doubt 
that the organization will be continued 
next vear. 

.A. Fancy. 


Once there was a musical 
Just t'other side o' town, 

And Baldwin Hall seemed lonely- 
So many girls had gone. 

The matron and the teachers, 
And Miss Kingsbury, too. 

Went to enjoy the ev'ning, 
With nothing else to do. 

But lots o' fun for others 
Was yet to come that night ; 

A few girls had possession — 
They took possession right! 

We studied on our lessons ; 

Think you we were forlorn ? 
Saturdav night, remember — 

We thought of Mondav morn. 

Soon In (in our rooms we issued, 
Right number for the fun, 

And then with merry chatter 
Our good time was begun. 

We "cake-walked"' in the parlor. 

We tumbled down the stairs, 
We rode upon the banisters, 

And stood up on the chairs. 

We leaped from off the walk-shed, 
W'e nearly climbed a tree : 

Then came the best maneuver, 
A plan for only three. 

Skipping 'long the corridor, 
Upon the topmost floor, 

We quickly spied above us 
A portable trap-door. 

A table then we borrowed, 
And placed thereon a chair. 

And soon, the door removing. 
Inhaled the sweet night air. 

Out, one by one, we ventured, 
And found a lovely scene. 

The blue, star-spangled heavens, 
With not a cloud between. 

All peaceful lay the campus. 

With its majestic trees : 
The library looked beautiful. 

The sedge waved in the breeze. 

The roof was flat and easv. 
We rambled here and there. 

Despite the tin a rattling. 
Or Faculty to fear ! 

At last we all descended. 

Felt better for the scene : 
Returned our borrowed table. 

Not feeling one bit mean. 

The musical was ended. 

And teachers soon came on ; 
Our matron none the wiser. 

For we to bed had eone ! 



Maryville College Monthly. 

Vol. V. 

MAY, 1903 


Editor-in-Chiek, - ELMER B. WALLER 

Athenian, - - ARTHUR C. TEDFORD 

Bainonian, - - - ELLEN ANDREWS 

Apha Sigma - - FREDERIC H. HOPE 

Theta Epsclon, - FLORA JONES 


Y. W. C. A. - - - - HELEN M. POST 

Athletics, - - - ALBERT F. GILMAN 

Business Manager, - FREDERIC L. WEBB 

Subscription Managers HUGH R CRAWFORD 


Students, graduates and friends of the College are 
invited to contribute literary articles, personals and 
Items of general interest for publication. 
Subscription price, for seven numbers, 25 cents. 
Address all communications to 

Maryville College Monthly, 

Maryville, Tenn. 

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

The College Year. 

A review of the college year now closing 
presents some interesting and gratifying 
facts. The total enrollment for the year 
is 431, a gain of 60 students over last year. 
Baldwin Hall, with its additional completed 
rooms in the annex, accommodated, the 
largest number of girls in its history. The 
Co-operative Boarding Club touched the 
200 mark at one time, and its capacity was 
almost reached. 

The year has been characterized by acti- 
vity in many approved directions in addi- 
tion to the usual well sustained class room 
work. The increase in the Music Depart- 
ment, with its two teachers, since the holi- 
days ; the successful inauguration of draw- 
ing and art classes, and the prize contents 
in oratory emphasize the spirit of progress 
and advancement in the institution. The 
religious associations have been awake to 
their opportunities, and together with the 
Tuesday evening prayer-meetings and 
evangelistic services have been instrumen- 
tal in forming and developing Christian 

The interest and success in athletics this 
vear mark the healthy and vigorous life 
among our students. 

Owing to the successful trip of the 
President, the Treasurer's report this 
year will be again profitable and pleasant 
reading, and the extinguishing of a small 
deficit, which has been carried for three 
years, will enable the College to make 
some further enlargement in its course for 
the coming year. Let the friends of the 
College unite in pushing its interests and 
advancing its welfare for the year which 
is row before us. 

Commencement, 1903. 

Maryville College is about to enter upon 
the dawn of another Commencement. With 
its large enrollment of 431 students, ; t has 
had a year of great success. The student 
body has been very assiduous in its studies, 
and with marked development of athletics 
Maryville has added fresh laurels to- her 

Events of Commencement WeeK. 
Sunday, May 24. 
10:30 A. M. — Baccalaureate Sermon, by Presi- 
dent Wilson. 
7:30 P. M. — Address before Y. M. C. A. and 
Y. W. C. A. 

Monday, May 25. 
10.00 A. M. — Undergraduate Exercises. 
2:00 P. M. — Musicale. 
3 130 P. M .— Sham Battle. 

7:30 P. M. — Annual Exercises of Adelphic Un- 

Tuesday, May 26. 
10:00 A. M. — Undergraduate Exercises. 
10:00 A. M. — Meeting of Board of Directors. 
2:00 P. M.— Class Day. 

7-30 P. M. — Lecture. " Last Days of Confeder- 
acy," General John B. Gordon. 

Wednesday, May zj. 
0:30 A. M. — Commencement. 
2:30 P. M. — Alumni Reunion. 
7:30 P. M. — Social Reunion. 



Graduating Class of 1903. 

Class Day Exercises. 
(Bartlett Hall.) 

Class Greetings Nancy Virginia Gardner 

Instrumental Solo Mabel Lucy Franklin 

Undergraduate Representatives — 

Freshman W. A. Freidinger 

Sophomore R. H. Beeler 

Junior E. G. Penland 

Vocal Solo R. O. Franklin 

Oration Robert H. McCaslin 

Prophecy Thomas G. Brown 

Vocal Solo Hu H. Hudson 

Class Will Eli N. Quist 

Farewell Address Hugh R. Crawford 

Lamar Memorial Library. 

Address to Memorial Tablet.... Hu H. Hudson 

Class Song. 

Class Yells. 

Commencement Day. 

Invocation Rev. E. A. Elmore, D.D. 

"Political Crime" Thomas Guthrie Brown 

" The Coronation of Peace " 

Edwin Lysander Grau 

"The Power of the Twentieth Century".... 

Hugh Rankin Crawford 

"Music as a Means of Culture" 

Mabel Lucy Franklin 

" Forces Hidden in a Whisper " 

Robert Otterbein Franklin 

" Wealth's Magic Influences " 

Dennis White Crawford 

" The Maccabees " Nancy \ irginia Gardner 

"The Lew of Inequality ".. Hu Hardin Hudson 
"Earth's Monarch ". .Robert Horace McCaslin 
"Man and Astronomy "... .Eli Xathanael Quist 

" Music 
Conferring of Degrees 

President S. T. Wilson. D.D. 

Benediction Rev. j. M. Richmond. D.D. 


Thomas Guthrie Brown. Philadelphia. 
Term., aet. 22. Entered Maryville 1898. 



Captain of M. C. football and basketball 
team? for this year. An Alpha Sigma. 
Will be Physical Director and Instructor of 
Mathematics in Maryville College. 

Robert Horace McCaslin, Sweetwater, 
Tenn., aet. 20. Entered Maryville 1902. 
Second Lieutenant of M. C. Military Com- 
pany. An Athenian ; a Student Volunteer. 
Will attend Union Theological Seminary at 
Richmond. Ya. 

Hu Hardin Hudson, Madisonville, Tenn., 
aet. 18. Graduated at Tusculum College, 
1902. An Athenian. Member of M. C. 
Military Company. Will attend a Theologi- 
cal Seminary. 

Hugh Rankin Crawford, Maryville,Tenn., 
aet. 22. Whole course taken in Maryville 
College. An Athenian. Vice-President of 
the class. Will be Deputy Clerk and Mas- 
ter of Blount County, Tenn. 

Edwin Lysander Gran, Dante, Tenn., 
aet. 29. Whole course taken in Maryville 
College. An Athenian. President of Min- 
isterial Student Association of Maryville 
College. Will have charge of churches in 
Dante this year. 

Nancy Virginia Gardner, Salyersville, 
Ky., aet. 21. Entered Maryville 1898. 
President of the class. A Student Volun- 
teer. A Bainonian. First prize winner of 
this year's oratorical contest. Will teach 
the coming year. 

Mabel Lucy Franklin. Grassv Cove, 
Tenn., aet. 24. Entered Maryville 1899 
Class musician. A Bainonian. Will teach 
this coming year. 

Dennis White Crawford. Maryville.. 
Tenn., aet. 19. Whole course taken at 
Maryville College. Member of M. C. Mili- 
tary Company. An Athenian. Will be 
principal of a Western Academy. 

EH Nathanael Ouist, Norseland, Minn., 
aet. 31. Whole course taken at Maryville 
College. Member of M. C. Military Com- 
pany. An Alpha Sigma. Will attend Mc- 
Cormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. 

Robert Otterbein Franklin, Flat Gap, 
Tenn., aet. 25. Entered Maryville College 
1900. First Lieutenant of M. C. Military 
Company. Winner of first prize in this 
year's oratorical contest. An Athenian. A 
Student Volunteer. Will preach at Wash- 
ington and Spring Place. Tenn. 


The class of 1903 has figured prominent- 
ly in the late history of its Alma Mater. Be- 
ginning its career four years ago, with 
twenty-eight ruddy Freshmen, the class of 
'03 has ever since maintained a position en- 
viable n; the eyes of the other classes. It 
has always been the topmost class in ath- 

Out of a large Freshman class a good 
baseball team was chosen, that administer- 
ed defeat twice to 1900, who had never be- 
fore met defeat on the baseball diamond 
The Prep?., envying the Freshmen's luck, 
speedily organized their best men and made 
a challenge. The Freshmen won the vic- 
tory, however not until the score on both 
sides ran up to numbers that one of Mary- 
ville's prominent business men considers 
good ball playing. 

During the Sophomore year basketball 
began to become popular on the hill. The 
class, ever ready for something new in 
sports, organized its team and received its 
only defeat, and that, at the hands of the 
Preps. The rival classes of '02 and '04 
then received challenges. Though they 
had made much ado about the Preps; vic- 
tory, they, mindful of their former drubbing, 
coyly shunned their "easy" rivals. 

In the Junior year, the class joined with 
their allies, '05, and have since maintained 
invincible basketball and baseball teams. 

The class has furnished its share to Col- 
lege athletics. Tt has furnished, in time, a 
pitcher and several first team baseball men, 
a football captam and several players, two 
basketball captains, and a large number of 
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team and one of the young ladies' basket- 
ball teams came from the class. 

In other ways the class of '03 has been 
working for the best interests of the Col- 
lege. All its members were active in liter- 
ary society work. All were active in the 
Y. M. C. A. or Y. W. C. A. Five of the 
class will go into the ministry. Three of 
these to the foreign field. 

Loyalty to its Alma Mater has ever been 
put forward by the class as its first duty. 
The motto, "Integer vitae scelerisque 
purus," which reads, "Let me be upright of 
life and free from wickedness," has been, 
and is, the aim of each member. As '03 
steps out and '04 takes its place it extends 
its greetings to them and to those that fol- 
low, in their efforts to add renown to dear 
old Marvville. 

History of tKe AlpKa Sigma 

On February 17, 1882, a band of ten stu- 
dents, namely: D. A. Clemens. J. T. Davis, 
H. A. Goff, A. L. Greer, W. W. Hastings, 
D. A. Heron, J. G. Newman, S. T. Rankin. 
J. C. Wallace, and A. F. Whithead, met in 
the bell-ringer's room, then occupied by 
David A. Heron, but now known as the 
music room, to organize a literary society. 
After several meetings the organization 
was finally effected March 1, 1882, and was 
to be known as the Alpha Sigma Literary 
Society. The name Alpha Sigma is made 
up of the initial letters of two Greek words 
"Adelphoi Sophoi," meaning "wise broth- 
ers.'' A constitution and by-laws were then 
adopted, and the following officers elected: 
President, J. G. Newman; Vice President, 
A. L. Greer; Secretary, H. A. Goff; Treas- 
urer, S. T. Rankin. 

The Faculty assigned to the Society the 
rcom that it now occupies, and with but 
ten members, and nothing but an old bench 
that the Faculty allowed them to take from 
the chapel, and a large wood-stove that was 

alreadv in the room, it started out on its 
mission. How well it has succeeded it is 
my purpose to show in this article. 

During the remainder of the year there 
were no additions to its membership. Be- 
fore the end of the first term of the next 
year its membership was increased to twen- 
ty-six, but by the end of March, so many 
of the boys were compelled to quite school 
and attend to their work on the farms, that 
the number was reduced to only seven — ■ 
just enough for a quorum. The future of 
the Alpha Sigma looked dark indeed. 
Young men of less energy and determina- 
tion would have given up in despair. The 
other Society, just across the hall, was in a 
nourishing condition, with a large member- 
ship. The Alpha Sigma was not long to 
remain in this unhappy condition. In the 
fall of 1883, the light began to break 
through upon the Alpha Sigma, removing 
all gloom that may have gathered around 
the little struggling band of earnest boys, 
just as the sun rising above the eastern 
mountains dispels the darkness from the 
valley below. The membership of the So- 
ciety began to increase rapidly. Less than 
two years later, its membership increased 
from seven to forty-nine ; equaling in mem- 
bers and in material that of the other So- 
ciety, and during this time they also> furn- 
ished their hall as neatly as any other in 
the building. 

In looking over the records I was at 
first surprised at the marvelous growth, 
but when I saw in the roll of its early mem- 
bers the names of J. G. Newman, David A. 
Heron, D. A. Clemens, H. A. Goff, and J. 
H. M. Sherrill, andl others, my surprise 
vanished, for most all of us are acquainted 
with these men, and are well aware of their 
ability and efficiency. These men were lead- 
ers in every department of the College ; 
they were among the best students ; they 
were energetic and knew no such thing as 



In 1885 the Society obtained a charter 
from the State, which enables it to transact 
business as any other corporate body. Un- 
der this charter its prosperity has continued 
in everything that goes to make up a good 
literary society. Its history may be sum- 
med up in two words, "Onward and up- 

Besides the training that is obtained in 
the oratorical line, quite a lot of experience 
can be had in journalism, which is shown in 
the records of its two weekly papers — "The 
Advance" and "The Stinger." In looking 
over the old records of the Society I failed 
tO' find out the exact date of the beginning 
of "The Advance" ; but found a few points 
that will give some idea of its standing 
among other papers of its kind. "The Ad- 
vance" was established before the flood, 
and was the best paper in the world before 
any other paper was published. At the 
time of "the flood" "The Advance" was 
saved from a watery grave by being pitched 
within and without by the managers, North 
and Quist. "The Stinger" is not so widely 
known as "The Advance," and has not 
such a history : but where it is known at 
all, it is well known. "The Stinger" was 
owned and controlled exclusively by the 
editor, Earl Roswell North. The first num- 
ber appeared about the beginning of the 
present century, and the last one about the 
same time. 

During the twenty-one years of the 
Alpha Sigma's existence it has sent out 
fifty-seven graduates: 

David A. Heron 1882 

Herman A. Goff 1885 

David A. Clemens 188s 

William W. Hastings 1886 

Edgar C. Mason 1887 

Silas E. Henry 1888 

Tno. G. Newman 1888 

J. H. M. Sherrill 1888 

Alex. P. Cooper 1889 

E. S. Cunningham 1880, 

Jno. F. Magill 1S89 

A. L. Campbell 1890 

J. S. Greer 1890 

S. A. Caldwell 1891 

W. E. Graham 1891 

R. B. Irwin 1891 

J. E. Love 1892 

W. D. Malcom 1892 

S. W. Sherrill 1892 

J. R. Burchfield 1893 

D. R. Haworth 1893 

Jno. Henry 1903 

Chas. Marston 1893 

T. J. Miles 1893 

Campbell Cunningham 18Q4 

G H. Lowrv 1894 

F. H. Marston 1894 

R. P. Walker 1894 

I. A. Gaines 1895 

F. A. Penland 1895 

J. L. Ritchie 1895 

R. G. Levering 1895 

T. H. Newman i8q6 

S. B. Parker 1896 

Leo Alexander 1897 

J. M. Davis 1897 

J. H. Henrv 1897 

A. A. Griffes 1897 

S. A. Mavo 1897 

T. E. Biddle 1898 

P. B. Ferris 1898 

S. A. Harris 1898 

J. W. Ritchie 1898 

H. S. Lvle 1899 

S. D. McMurrv 1899 

C. N. Magill.'. 1899 

Clay Cunningham 1900 

T. H. McConnell 1900 

H . C. Rimmer 1900 

L. B. Bewley 1901 

W. D. Hammontree 1901 

C. W. Henry 1901 

E. R. North 1901 

J. S. Caldwell 1902 

A. Holtsinger 1902 

T. G. Brown 1903 

E. N. Quist 1903 

Although the class of 1903 is small in 
number, it by no means lacks in sterling 
qualities and social standing. 

The men whom "Alpha Sigma" has sent 
out have made their mark in the world, 
and left "footprints on the sands of time." 
Let us, then, be up and doing. 
With a heart for any fate: 
Still achieving, still pursuing. 

Learn to labor and to wait.— J. B. P. 













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The baseball season opened March 20 
with a practice game between the college 
boys and a team composed of players from 
the local commercial school and the town. 
In this game the Maryville College bovs 
showed up very well for the beginning of 
the season, and gave promise of the vic- 
tories which have been won since then. 

There were only a few errors made dur- 
ing the game, all of which were excusable. 
Rogers and McCall each made a two-base 
hit. and there were four single hits, as fol- 
lows: Hill 2, Hull 1, and McCall 1. There 
were eight stolen bases: Houston 3, Fos- 
ter 2, Hill 2, and Chittum 1. Sam Dunn 
led the opposing team at the bat, making 
a two-base hit and one single hit. Drew 
McCulloch, the college pitcher, struck out 
ten men, and Sam Dunn, the pitcher for 
the opposing team, struck out six men. 
The final score was 10 to 1, in favor of the 
college boys. Umpire, Dr. J. A. McCul- 

The second game- of the season was 
played on the home grounds March 2j, be- 
tween the college boys and Wildwood. It 
was a close and exciting game. 

Bogart, who was the first man at the bat, 
hit a fly ball, and was put out by the short- 
stop. McTeer was put out by a fly to 
Kelly. Cupp reached first base on Hous- 
ton's error, and Brakebill hit a long fly to 
left field, and Kelly, who was playing a 
deep field, made a fine catch, and retired 
the side without making a score. When 
Maryville came in to bat Kelly hit a fly 
ball, and was put out by the pitcher'. Fos- 

ter was put out on a fly ball to right field. 
Hull got a base hit, and reached second 
base on a passed ball. Houston came to 
bat, and made a three-base hit, which en- 
abled Hull to score, and he himself scored 
on an error by the third baseman. Rogers 
hit a fly ball, and was put out by the third 
baseman, and at the end of the first inning 
the score was 2 to o in favor of Maryville. 
In the second inning the Wildwood boys 
struck cut in the one, two, three order. 
Chittum knocked a fly ball to the first 
baseman ; McCulloch made a safe hit, and 
went to second base on a hit by Hill, and 
took third base on a passed ball. Hill going 
to second. McCulloch was caught off of 
third base, and put out. Hill stole third 
base ; McCall got to first base on players' 
option, and took second. Kelly struck out, 
and the side w 7 as retired. In the third in- 
ning French w~as put out by a fly ball to 
second base. Keeble struck out, and Bo- 
gart got first base, and went to second on 
an error by the shortstop. McTeer and 
Cupp each made a base hit, and Brakebill 
hit the ball out for three bases. This gave 
Wildwood three scores. Murphy was put 
out by a fly ball to the second baseman. In 
the last half of the third inning Foster. Hull 
and Houston were put out by fly balls to 
the center fielder, third baseman and right 
fielder respectively, and so the game went 
on. The features of the game were the two 
three-base hits by Houston, and one three- 
base hit by Brakebill ; two two-base hits 
by McCulloch, one two-base hit by Cupp, 
and the strong batting on both sides. 

Maryville made 15 hits, Wildwood 11 
hits. Stolen bases: Rogers 3, McCall 2, 


Hill I, Chittum i, Houston 1, and Bogart home run in the fifth inning. This was the 

and Kecble i each. only score made by the visiting team. 

The final score was 9 to 8 in favor of The final score was 22 to 1 in favor of 

Maryville. Maryville. 

Struck out: By Hull 12, by George During the game Huil struck out six- 
Dunn 4. teen men and Parker five. 

The score of the game was as follows: Time of Game— One hour and twenty- 

Maryville College. A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E. five minutes. 

Kelly, 1. f 5 o o 4 o o 

Foster, c. f 5 2 1 2 o , Tl 

Hull, p 5 1 1 o 1 o e most excitm g game of the season 

Houston, 3b 5 1 2 2 2 vvas played on April 8, when the Emory 

Rogers, 2b 5 22330 and Henry baseball team crossed bats with 

Chittnm ' n f S 1 1 o o o Maryville College. It was a fine dav and 

Hm" U s Ch '. ^ 5 1 4 1 o ° the new & randstand ^as loaded to its full 

McCall, c. .......... 5 1 1 o o ca P acit . v - about six hundred people witness- 

-I _ _ _ _ _ in g the game. The Emory and Henry boys 

Totals 45 9 is 15 6 7 came to bat first, and Williams was the 

Wild-wood .. ..A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E. first man up. He made a clean two-base 

Bogart, s. s 5 11105 hit. Lynch hit a fly ball to right field, and 

McTeer, c s 2 1 1 2 was put out j n atte mpting to put out 

Bra P kAni!"l."f.'". "'.".■. 5 'I'll Wllliams a t third base the right fielder 

Murphy. 2b s 1 1 5 2 tlirew wlld - and W dhams made the first 

*John. Keeb!e, ib. . . s o o 3 o o score of the game. Taylor was put out at 

George Dunn. p. ... 5 1 o 2 1 4 first base by the pitcher. Jones hit safe, 

Charles French, b... s 01501 and Xeff struck out. 

E. Keeble, c. f 4 2 1 1 o ., n r 

When Maryville came to bat Rogers 

Totals 44 8 11 21 6 10 struck out. Hill knocked a fly and was 

*Sam Dunn played first base after the fifth put out by the second baseman. Foster 

inning, made a fine two-base hit, and in attempting 

Time of Game — One hour and forty-five to reach home from second base on a base 

minutes. hit by McTeer to left field, he was cut off 

I mpire — Dr. T. A. MeCulloch. , ,, , , . , ,, , r r ,, T 

1 -' at the home plate by the left fielder. In 

On April 4 the boys from the Baker- thc second inni »? Early struck out. Jack- 

Himel School, Knoxville, came to Mary- son was P llt OLlt at first base bv thc pitcher, 

ville, to play a game of baseball with the and War ren was put cut at first base by the 

home team. In the first inning the Mary- shortstop. 

ville boys started off with six runs, and MeCulloch struck our : Houston was put 

they had a merry-go-round all through the out by hitting a fly to left field, and Kelly 

game. With, several single base hits — two struck out. 

two-base hits by McCall and Hull, a three- In the third inning Cleveland was thrown 

bagger by MeCulloch, and two home runs out at first base by the catcher. Williams 

by Houston, the college boys got some was put out by Houston catching a hot line 

good practice for the dashes and short-dis- ball. Lynch hit safe, and went to second 

tance runs for Field Day, although it was base on players' option. Taylor was out 

not much like playing baseball. Cox, the at first on an assist by the second baseman, 

catcher for the visiting team, knocked a Williams and Hull struck out: Rogers 



made a safe hit, and stole second base, and 
Hill struck out. 

In the fourth inning Jones was put out 
by hitting a high fly to center field. Xaff 
struck out, and Early was a little too late 
in arriving at first base, and so was put 
out by the pitcher. 

Foster struck out ; McT'eer hit a high fly 
to right field, and was put out ; and Mc- 
Culloch was put out by the left fielder. 

Ac the end of the fourth inning the score 
was i to o in favor of Emory and Henry. 

L T p to this time the victory was uncer- 
tain. Either team might win ; the enthusi- 
asm run high, and cheer after cheer rent 
the air whenever a good play was made. 
The Emory and Henry boys won the game 
bv bunching their hits in the fifth inning, 
which brought in four of the seven runs 
they made during the game. They made 
only two runs after that, and these were 
made in the seventh inning. 

In the sixth inning the home team got 
after Jones and pounded him out for two 
single base hits and a two-bagger, which 
brought in three runs. Houston found the 
ball in the ninth inning, and drove it over 
the right field fence, making a home run, 
and the game endied with the score 7 to 4 
in favor of Emory and Henry. 

The amount of talking that a man can 
do is sometimes inversely proportional to 
his size. This was illustrated by Mr. 
Lvnch, who kept the occupants of the 
grand stand amused and entertained dur- 
ing the entire game. 

The Maryville boys got a good polish 
in baseball science by rubbing up against 
the "Emory," which will last them for the 
entire season. 

The Maryville people from the college 
and town unite in saying that this was 
one of the best baseball games ever played 
here. We hope that the Emory and Henry 
bovs will come to Maryville again next sea- 

The score was as follows: 

Maryville College. A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E. 

Rogers, zb 4 1 2 3 3 o 

Hill, s. s \ 1 o 1 5 o 

Foster, c. f 4 o 1 1 o o 

McTecr, c 4 1 2 o 2 o 

McCulloch, lb 4 o 1 12 o o 

Houston, 3b 4 1 1 2 1 1 

Kelly, Lf 4 o o o o 

* Williams, r. f 3 o o 1 o 1 

Hull, p 3 o o o 3 o 

Totals 34 4 7 ."o 14 2 

E. and H. College. A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E. 

Williams, s. r 5 3 3 1 o 

Lynch, c 5 1 2 1 o 

Taylor, 2b 5 2 1 o 

Jones, p 4 2 o 1 o 

Naff, 3b 4 o o o o 

Early, 1. f 4 o 3 1 o 

Jackson, 1. i 4 1 ! 2 o o 

Warren, lb 4 o 1 2 o 

Cleveland, c. f 4 2 1 o o 

Totals 39 7 9 1-2 3 o 

* Chittum played right field after the eighth 

Stolen L>ases — Rogers and Lynch. Two- 
base Hits — Foster, McTeer, Williams and 
Jackson. Home Run — Houston. Struck 
Out — By Hull 6 men; by Jones, 15 men. 
Passed Ball— McTeer. Wild Throw— Wil- 
liams. Sacrifice Hits — Lynch and Taylor. 
Time of Game — Two hours. Umpires — 
Dr. J. A. McCulloch and Essary. Scorers 
— Prof. A. F. Gilman and Professor Har 

The Carson and Newman series of games 
began April 10. The first game resulted 
in a victory for Maryville by a score of 9 
to 3. The Maryville boys got three runs 
in the first inning and three in the second, 
two in the fourth and one in the seventh. 
The Carson and Newman boys madie their 
three runs in the fourth inning. The prin- 
cipal features of the game were two three- 
base hits by McCulloch and Foster : two 
two-base hits by Rogers : a two-base hit by 

F. L. Rhoton ; another bv Murrin. and 


another by H. McElvin. There was one by Foster and a wild throw by Kelly, al- 

double play by C. Rhoton to F. L. Rhoton lowed two men to score. Two-base Hits — 

to H. McElvin. Foster, McTcer and McCulloch. Single 

Maryville made a total of 14 hits. Car- Hits — Rogers, Houston, McCulloch and 
son and Newman 8 hits. Stolen Bases — Hull 3; P. McElvin 2 single hits, and 
Maryville 7; Carson and Newman, 5. Murrin I. Total Hits — Maryville 9, Car- 
Struck Out — By Williams 5, by C. Rhoton ' son and Newman 3. Stolen Bases — Rogers 
5. Errors — Maryville 3, Carson and New- 2. Base on Balls — Off Faust 3. Hit by 
man 3. Time of Game — One hour and Pitched Ball — Hill. Sacrifice Hits — Mc- 
fif'ty minutes. Teer and Burnett. Struck Out — By Hull 

Umpire— J. A. McCulloch. 6, by Faust 2. 

Attendance — Three hundred and fifty. There were three double plays during the 

game: Hill to Rogers to McCulloch; P. 

The second game with Carson and New- McElvin to p L Rhoton to H McElvin, 

man was played on the morning of April and Burnett to F. L. Rhoton, to H. Mc- 

11, at 9 A. M. This was a slow and unin- ]?lvin. 

teresting game. The batting on both sides Errors— Maryville 3, Carson and! New- 

was poor, and there were no sensational man 4 Time 'of Game— One hour and 

plays, fifty-five minutes. 

The Maryville boys scored the only two Umpires— J. A. McCulloch for Maryville, 

runs they got during the game in the sev- and rj. Beeler for Carson and Newman. At- 

enth inning, when Kelly. McCall, Chit- tendance— Four hundred. 

turn and Wilson each made a base hit. The score was as follows - 

The Carson and Newman bovs made „ „ , _ _ TT „ ^ _, 

.,, . . ' , Maryville. A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E. 

their six runs in tne fifth inning, by mak- R ogers> 2 t> 521210 

ing three single base hits they scored three Hill, s. s 5 2 o 1 1 o 

runs; and the other three runs were made Foster, c. f 5 o 1 o 1 

on a wild throw by Chittum when the bases McTeer, c 5 1 1 1 o o 

r ,, Houston, 3b 5 1 1 2 2 1 

were full. ™ ^ u - , 

_, McCulloch, id 4 2 1 o 

Struck Out— By McCulloch 8 ; by Faust Kd , y ' , f J f Q \ q f 

4. Two-base Hit — Kelly. Total Base Hits Chittum, r. f 4 1 1 

— Maryville 9; Carson and Newman 6. Hull, p 4 1 3 2 7 

Stolen Bases — Marvville 2 ; Carson and ______ 

Newman 2. Base "on Bails— Off McCul- TotaIs 4I ° 9 20 I2 3 

loch 1 ; off Faust 3. Errors-Marvville 5 ; Carson & Newm'n. A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E 

-, , .- „. '„ • Burnett, 3b 4 I o 

Carson and Newman 2. lime of Game — p McElvin s s 1 1 

Two hours. F. L. Rhoton, 2b... 4 o o 4 4 1 

B. Lawrence. 1. f... 3 o o 2 o 

The last game in the Carson and New- Murrin, c 3 1 1 o 

man series was played in the afternoon of * C. Rhoton. p 3 o 2 4 o 

April 11, beginning at I o'clock. This H. McElvin, ib 3 o n 00 

game was the most interesting of the se- A. Rhoton. c. f 3 1 o 1 2 

.... . , , , tv t n u Faust, r. f 3 o o 

ries in this particular: the Maryville boys 

were trying to see if they could "shut out" Totals 30 2 3 23 13 4 

the visiting team, and they succeeded in . 

shutting them out in every inning except * C. Rhoton and Faust exchanged places at 

the ninth, when, with two men out, an error the end of the second inning. 



A game of ball was played! on the home 
diamond April 18, when the Chilhowee In- 
stitute boys crossed bats with our college 

The game was interesting, and during 
the first part it was rather close. Mary- 
ville made two runs during the first in- 
ing, three in the fifth, three in the sixth, 
and one in the eighth. Chilhowee Insti- 
tute made one run in the third inning, two 
in the fourth, one in the fifth, and one in 
the eighth. The final score was 9 to 5 in 
favor of Maryville. Houston made three 
three-base hits, and Rogers one three-base 
hit. Single hits were made by McCall, 
Outturn, Rogers, and Foster two. 

The best batting for the Chilhowee In- 
stitute was done by Bill Outturn, who made 
a two-base hit and a single hit. Ervin made 
two single hits ; Bill Davis two single hits, 
and Tohn Davis one base hit. The total 
number of hits for Maryville was 0, for 
Chilhowee Institute, 7. Sacrifice Hits — 
Hill and McCulloch. Stolen Bases— 
Maryville 5, Chilhowee Institute 4. Struck 
Out— By Hull 6, by Titus II. Errors— 
Maryville 3. Chilhowee Institute 7. Time 
of Game — Two hours. Umpire — Charles 

The Chilhowee Institute has a strong 
batting team and a good pitcher, but they 
need a little more fielding practice. They 
are a fine, gentlemanly class of students, 
and we hope that they will come again. 

The Maryville College Baseball team 
made a trip to Sweetwater to play a series 
of three games with Sweetwater Military 
College. The first game was played on 
April 23. 

The baseball field at Sweetwater is very 
rough, and after playing on the smooth dia- 
mond in Maryville our boys did not show 
up very good in the first two games. In 
the first game Maryville made six hits, in- 
cluding a three-base hit by Houston and 
a two-base hit by McCall. Sweetwater made 

ten hits, including a three-base hit by G. 
Johnson and three two-base hits by Whit- 
taker, Senior and G. Johnson respectively. 
Stolen Bases — F. Hicks and S. Johnson. 
Struck Out — By Hull 8, by Flemming 7. 
Base on Balls — By Flemming 3. The score 
was 13 to 4 in favor of Sweetwater. Time 
of Game — One hour and forty-five minutes. 
Umpire — Ballou. Scorer — T. G. Brown. 

The second game was played April 24. 
Maryville made one run in the first in- 
ning, three in the second, two in the third, 
one in the sixth, and two in the seventh. 
Sweetwater made four runs in the first in- 
ning, five in the third, two in the fifth, one 
in the sixth, and one in the eighth. The 
final score stood 13 to 9 in favor of 
Sweetwater. The Sweetwater boys prac- 
tically won the game in the third 
inning, when two single hits, by G. 
Johnson and S. Hicks, and a two-bagger by 
Bazzell, together with the two errors, a base 
on balls and a passed ball, gave them five 
runs. These, with the four runs made in 
the first inning, resulting- from three single 
hits, easily gave them a good lead on the 
Maryville boys. Three three-base hits were 
made by Outturn, Houston and Rogers. 
Two-base hits were made by Rogers, Out- 
turn, Bazzell and F. Hicks. Total hits for 
Maryville 14; for Sweetwater 12. The bat- 
teries were George Dunn and McCall for 
Maryville ; Lenoir and Whittaker for 
Sweetwater. Struck Out — By Dunn 4, by 
Lenoir 1. Base on Balls — By Dunn 1, by 
Lenoir 4. Time of Game — One hour and 
fiftv minutes. 

The third game was played April 25. In 
this game the Maryville boys had begun 
to find the rough places in the field, and were 
enabled to play at a better advantage. 
Houston, in anticipation of returning to 
Maryville, got a little ahead of the scheduled 
time, and made three home runs before the 
train left Sweetwater. Foster also got 



anxious and made a home run. Rogers 
lined out a three-bagger, and McCulloch 
and Foster each pounded out the pitcher 
for a two-base hit. Lenoir hit the ball out 
for three bases and Whittaker for two 
bases, for the Sweetwater team. Total num- 
ber of hits: Maryville, 22; Sweetwater, 10. 
Struck out, by Hull, 7; by Lenoir, 4. Base 
on balls, by Hull, 3 ; by Lenoir, 1. Errors, 
Maryville, 2; Sweetwater, 5. 

In the first inning Maryville made 2 
runs, in the second 4, in the fourth 2, and 
the sixth 3, in the ninth 4. In the first in- 
ning Sweetwater made 1 run, in the second 
2, in the third 3, and in the fifth 1, making 
the score 15 to 7 in favor of Maryville. 

The principal feature of the game was the 
hard hitting of the Maryville boys, who 
began to win the game from the very start, 
making a home run and two single hits 
in the first inning, and in the second fil- 
ing a three-base hit and two single hits ; 
and again in the sixth and ninth innings 
they got after the Sweetwater pitcher with 
a home run and four singles in the sixth, 
and a two-bagger and three single hits in 
the ninth. Time of game, 1 hour 55 min- 
utes. Umpire, Ballon. Scorer, T. G. 

All of the team had a fine trip to Sweet- 
water, and they were much pleased with 
the royal way they were entertained by the 
Sweetwater boys. In a letter received from 
Prof. Winstead, of Sweetwater, a few days 
after the games, he speaks in terms of the 
highest praise of the gentlemanly conduct 
of all the boys on the Maryville College 
Baseball Team. May our boys live up to 
this reputation which the baseball team has 

Maryville boys made four base hits and 
scored seven runs. As it was getting to be 
almost time for Field Day, our boys needed 
a little more training for the sprints and 
dashes, and so they took advantage of the 
opportunities offered in this game. The 
final score was 22 to 7, in favor of Mary- 
ville. Three-base hits were made by Mc- 
Pherson and Sherrodd, and a two-base hit 
by McCulloch. The total number of hits 
was: Maryville, 21 ; Tennessee Normal Col- 
lege, 7. Stolen bases, Maryville, 10: Ten- 
nessee Normal College, 3. Struck out, by 
Hull, 15; by Johnson, 10. Base on balls, 
by Hull, 3 ; by Johnson, 4. Time of game, 
3 hours. Umpire, Prof. A. F. Oilman. 
Scorer, L. P. Ouigou. The Maryville boys 
were superior players, and outclassed their 
opponents in every way. 

The Tennessee Normal College Baseball 
Team visited Maryville, May 1 and 2, to 
play two games. The first game reminded 
one of the Baker-Himel game of a few 
weeks previous. In the first inning" the 

The second game with Tennessee Normal 
College was only six innings. It was cut 
short on account of the boys having to 
leave to take the train. The umpire called 
the game at 1 :J5 so as to enable the boys 
to reach the station by 3 o'clock. In the 
second inning Maryville made 1 score, in 
the third 2, in the fourth 1. in the fifth 2. 
and in the sixth 2. The Tennessee Normal 
College made 3 runs the first inning, result- 
ing from 3 single hits, two stolen bases and 
an error by Henry. They were shut out 
the other five innings. Two-base hit?. Mc- 
Call and Houston. Single hits. Foster. 3 : 
McCulloch, 2 ; Henry, 2 : Wilson, 1 ; 
Rogers, 1 ; McPherson. 1 : Williams. 1 : B. 
Johnson. 1. Total hits, Maryville. 11 : Ten- 
nessee Normal College. 4. 

McCulloch pitched three innings for 
Maryville. and Oeorge Dunn pitched 
three. McCall was the catcher. The bat- 
tery for the Tennessee Normal College was 
Davis and McPherson. Struck out. by Mc- 
Culloch, 2 ; by Dunn. 1 ; by Davis. 3. Stolen 
bases, Maryville, 4 ; Tennessee Normal Col- 
lege, 1. Base on balls, by Dunn, 1 : by 



Davis, i. Errors, Marvville, 2; Tennessee 
Norma! College, 4. Time of game, 1 hour, 
15 minutes. Umpires, Chas. French, Isaac 


There is considerable interest manifested 
this spring in tennis, and every day, when 
the weather is favorable, the two courts in 
the grove and the Baldwin courts are in 
use by the tennis enthusiasts. It is hoped 
that the courts will soon be put in better 
condition. Two of them especially are in 
need of repairs. They can be put in fine 
condition without much labor or expense, 
and this should be done. We hope that 
some tournament games may be arranged 
before the close of the year. 

This game affords as much real pleasure 
and exercise as any' game on College Hill, 
and more of the students should avail them- 
selves of the opportunities of the fine mus- 
cular development resulting thereby. 

For the last two years there has been 
more interest in tennis in the college than 
ever before, and there is no reason why 
Marvville should not develop some good 
tennis players from the material that is 
available, and the advantage that the stu- 
dents have in the way of equipment. 

We are looking forward with anticipa- 
tions to a time in the near future when 
tournament games may be arranged with 
the University of Tennessee and other col- 

Maryville College VYtHletic 

Annual report of the condition of the Treas- 
ury May 1, 1003. 

To amount received from — 

J. E. Kelly, former Treasurer $14 25 

Association Tickets, Fall Term 88 25 

Tennis Association 1 01 

U. of T. 2d Team Football Game 2 70 

Y. M. C. A. Tigers' Basketball Game.. 3 20 

U. of T. Senior Law Basketball Game. ... 2 15 

U. of T. Juniors' Basketball Game 425 

U. of T. Sophomores' Basketball Game. . 8 90 

U. of T. Ladies' Basketball Game 1 60 

Baker-Himel Baseball Game. 3 10 

Emory and Henry Baseball Game 5 60 

Carson and Newman Baseball Games.... 1 30 

Chilhowee Institute Baseball Game 3 33 

Association Tickets, Spring Term 157 30 

Total .$296 94 

By amount disbursed for — 

Repairing and making tennis courts.... $13 40 

Deaf and Dumb School Football Game. . 5 00 

Hack for Football Team 3 00 

Printing tickets 2 55 

Sending delegates to East Tennessee 

Football Association 6 40 

Membership in East Tennessee Foot- 
ball Association 1 00 

Sending reporter to Knoxville I 20 

Basketball 5 00 

2 Plates for College Monthly Football 

and Basketball 6 25 

1 Dozen Towels 1 75 

Backstop Baseball Field 5 20 

Grandstand 41 66 

2 Baseball Suits 10 05 

2J/4 Dozen Baseballs 30 45 

Bats 9 90 

Baseball Caps and Stockings 15 95 

Baseball Suits Repaired 1 65 

Stationery and Stamps 1 15 

Phone Messages and Two Telegrams.... 1 10 

Express 1 30 

Score-board 2 60 

Yz Dozen Tennis Balls 2 50 

Expenses for C. H 18 30 

V2 R. R. Fare to Sweetwater, Baseball 

Team 12 24 

Expenses for Field Day 14 SO 

License for Baseball Park 13 00 

Incidental Expenses 17 15 

By Balance in Treasury May I, 1903.... 52 69 

Total $296 94 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. F. Gilman, Treasurer. 

The State of Missouri has over 14,000 
manufactories, with a total paid-up capital 
of over $169,588,546. They employ 143,138 



The AlpHa Sigma Literary 

One of the best open meetings of the 
year was enjoyed by a large crowd last 
Friday evening, April 10, in the chapel. 
The Alphas met with unusual success ; the 
program was rendered without a halt, and 
equaled many of the mid-winter programs. 
The Alpha Sigma string band furnished 
music for the occasion. They appeared 
three times on the program and each 
time thev were most heartily encored. But 
few times has music in an open meeting 
been better received. Miss Maude Yates, 
one of the Alphas' honorary members, sang 
a very beautiful solo, and responded to a 
hearty encore by singing the " Orange 
and Garnet." 

The literary part of the program was 
«xcellent and the speakers held the closest 
attention of the entire house throughout. 
Hope and Beeler rendered each a declama- 
tion while Vaught and Penland were the 
debaters. Question: "Resolved, That Mary- 
ville should be incorporated," was very ably 
and eloquently affirmed by Vaught, the 
silver tongued orator from Jefferson City. 
Mr. Vaught put up some fine argument, his 
language choice and his delivery most ex- 
cellent. Mr. Penland denied the proposi- 
tion in a warm and powerful speech. Capt. 
J. B. Pate read the history of the Society 
recalling many interesting facts of the So- 
ciety's past history. H. D. Porter read the 
Advance in his humorous way, which 
brought roars of laughter from the hear- 
ers. Rev. Mr. Booth closed with prayer 
one of the Wise Brothers' many entertain- 
ing rind successful meetings. 

Alpha Sigma. 

(Air, " The Prisoner's Hope.") 

We are Alpha Sigmas true, 
With a noble aim in view; 

Pressing up the Mount of Knowledge, steep and 

Though the rugged way be hard, 

" As the labor, the reward," 

And we'll gain the glowing summit by and by. 

Chorus: — 

On, on, onward, Alpha Sigma, 

Higher, brothers, ever higher; 
Struggle upward unto light, 
Strive for truth, for right, for might, 

For 'tis great and grand and noble to aspire. 

Life's a means unto an end. 
Human thoughts should upward tend, 
For this land's a border to that on high. 
Heaven's gates are to be won 
Ere the sands of life are run; 
Knowledge plumes the wings by which we up- 
ward fly. 

Alpha Sigma, brothers dear, 

May the hours of study here 

Fit us all for noble lives before they flee; 

And our memories will still 

To these days on College Hill 

Cling the closer through the years that are to be. 

On that far and fairer shore, 

Where earth's parting comes no more. 

Shall be joined the ties that here were rent in 

When eternal life is found 
Shall love's golden links be bound 
In an Alpha Sigma Circle ever more. 

• G." 

At one of the regular meetings the 
above song was sung by a quartette, and 
played by the Alpha Sigma string band. 
It was composed by one of our honorary 
members, and its rendering was a surprise 
to most of the members, and most highly 
appreciated by all. Mimeograph copies 
were then handed to every member, and 
the hall rang to the tune of "When the 
Bovs Come Marchinc Home." 

Y. M. C. A. 

The Y. M. C. A. has passed through a 
year marked by success on every side. The 
devotional meetings have been wonderfully 
successful, resulting in several conversions. 
Thev have been remarkably well attended, 



with an average of sixty at each meeting. 
The new seats in the Auditorium have been 
a great help in making the room attractive, 
comfortable and a most desirable place for 
holding the Y. M. C. A. meetings. The 
leaders have always been well prepared, 
and much of the credit for the success is 
due them. Another great help was the 
spiritual uplift the delegation of thirty-five 
men received who attended the State Con- 
vention at Knoxviile, in October. The de- 
cision meeting, lead by Prof. Newman, at 
the beginning of the year, resulted in seven 
conversions. Two purity meetings were 
held during the year. The first was led by 
Dr. Wilson, who delivered an address never 
to be forgotten by those who heard it, on 
the subject '"A Liar in Paradise." The 
Auditorium was nearly full, there being 
over 200 men present. The other was held 
in Presbyterian Church, and led by S. 
Waters McGill, State Secretary Y. M. C. 
A. The subject of his address was "Spots." 
The hearty words of approval the Y. M. C. 
A. leaders heard of these two meetings con- 
vinced them that they resulted in much 
good, and were appreciated. 

Another thing that was found to be one 
of our greatest helps during the year was 
the reading and the game rooms. Many 
of the boys were won to an attendance on 
the devotional meetings through the aid of 
these rooms, who, we feel, would not have 
been reached otherwise, and many were 
led to a much better feeling toward the As- 
sociation. Sometimes as high as fifteen 
men have been seen engaged in reading on 
Sunday afternoon here. Seldom has an 
afternoon passed during the year when 
there could not be found young men in the 
game or reading room. One of our great 
needs for next year is more reading mat- 
ter for this room. 

The Y. M. C. A. succeeded in furnishing 
a cour.- . if such entertainments as Mary- 
viile had ^ever had in one vear. It was a 

success financially, as well as in furnishing 
first-class entertainment. The course was 
as follows : Macy of New York, Fred 
Emerson Brooks, "the California Poet"; 
Dr. Eugene May, of Washington, D. C. ; 
the Ariel Quartette, of Boston, and the 
Page Concert Company. 

The Hospital Fund of $51.75, the great- 
er part of which was raised at a Sunday 
afternoon meeting, has enabled the Y. M. 
C. A. to provide a neat, cozy and well furn- 
ished room to care for any student who may 
be sick during the year. It is by the ex- 
ceeding kindness of Dr. Wilson, who al- 
lowed us a room in the President's man- 
sion, that we are enabled to have so quiet 
a place. We were enabled again to furn- 
ish the funds to support the native worker, 
who has represented us in China for the last 
three years. About $70.00 is now being 
expended on the reading and the game 
rooms. The Y. M, C. A. has handled more 
money than in any year of its history. Pre- 
parations are now under way for 1,000 
handbooks, which we want to have out by 
Commencement, and use in our summer 

The delegates to the Asheville School 
have not yet been appointed, but at least 
three delegates will be sent, and it is pos- 
sible that the Quartette may go. The Per- 
sonal Workers' Class have made regular 
visits to the jail, and. have met with un- 
expected success, fourteen having con- 
fessed repentance, and expressed a deter- 
mination to lead a different life. Above 
all is the feeling of brotherly love that exists 
among the members, which is the most 
blessed, and for which we thank God most. 
The Y. M. C. A. has been wonderfully 
blessed this year. F. H. 

Report of trie Treasurer. 

In presenting this report the Treasurer de- 
sires to call attention to the fact that a full 
statement, covering the work of the entire year, 
can not be made until after Commencement. As 



this is the last issue of the Monthly for the cur- 
rent school year, and as this number goes to 
press early in May, the attached report shows the 
condition of the funds of the Association on May 
2, 1903. 

The Association adopted a budget in the fall 
that called for the raising of $226 during the year 
1002-03. After deducting from the total receipts 
the amount collected for the College for fuel 
and light in Bartiett Hall, the net receipts thus 
shown exceed the amount required in the budget 
by $40.50. This amount will be increased before 
the close of the collegiate year, for the fund rais- 
ed annually to send delegates to the Asheville 
Conference (which amounted last year to $40.77) 
will be secured during the coming month: and 
there will be some additional receipts in the 
Hospital and General Funds. Altogether, it is 
safe to say that at Commencement the net re- 
ceipts will have exceeded the requirements of 
the budget by about $100. This year's budget 
was $26.00 larger than the budget of last year. 

During the summer vacation last year the 
amount available for that purpose, as shown in 
the report for 1901-02, was spent in furnishing the 
front parlor, which is also used as a reading- 
room, in Bartiett Hall. The amount new on 
hand in that fund is being expended in fitting 
up the game-room, carpeting the auditorium plat- 
form, and making needed repairs and improve- 
ments in other parts of the building. 

The Hospital Fund is a special fund for the 
purpose of fitting up a Y. M. C. A. Hospital in 
the President's mansion. 

Before Commencement the Association hopes 
to complete the furnishing of this hospital, and 
of the game-room in Bartiett Hall. 

The following is a statement of the condition 
of the Treasury at this date. 


To balance on hand, June 3, 1902 $25 77 

By expenses of delegates to Asheville 

Conference, 1902 25 77 


To total receipts from subscriptions.... $54 83 

By amount paid for support of native 

worker in China $53 83 

Balance on hand 1 00 

Total $54 83 


To total receipts from subscriptions $40 75 


By amount expended for hospital furnish- 
ings $30 80 

Balance on hand 9 95 

Total S40 75 


To balance on hand June 3, 1902 $55 35 

To receipts from check-room 14 20 

To amount received from entertainments 

given in Bartiett Hall (rentals, etc.)... 24 84 

To rent of sleeping rooms in Bartiett Hall 174 00 

Total $268 39 

By amount paid to College for heat and 

lights in Bartiett Hall .$143 00 

By amount expended in furnishing panlor 

and reading-room in Bartiett Hall.... 54 15 
By amount expended in other parts of the 

building 4 10 

Balance on hand 67 14 

Total $268 39 


To amount on hand June 3. 1902 %2t, 54 

To amount received for membership fees 56 50 
To amount received for Bible Study and 

Mission Study text-books 27 85 

To amount received from lecture course. . 25 05 
To sundry receipts 22 48 

Total $155 42 

Cr. — 
By amount expended for Bible Study and 
Mission Study text-books (sold or to 
be sold to members of the Bible and 

Mission Study Classes) $35 40 

By amount expended for books for library 8 50 
By amount expended for periodicals and 

games 23 05 

By subscription to International Commit- 
tee Y. M. C. A 5 00 

Bv subscription to State Y. M. C. A. 

work 10 00 

By amount expended for printing, etc.. 9 05 

By sundry expenditures 16 44 

Balance on hand 47 98 

Total $155 42 




Cash in treasury June 3, 1902 $104 66 

Total receipts thus far this year 440 50 

To+nl $545 16 

Total expenditures thus far this year. .. .$419 09 
Balance on hand 126 07 

Total $545 16 

H. J. Bassett, 
Treasurer of the Y. M. C. A. 
Maryvilie, Term., May 2, 1903. 

Here and There. 

Farewell ! 


Ten Seniors standing in a line. 

Field Day was observed on Friday, May 

The Adelphic Union banquet was given 
on Friday, May 22A. 

On another page in this issue will be 
found the program of Commencement 

H. B. McCall, '96, at the January meet- 
ing of the Blount County Court, was elect- 
ed County Superintendent of Public 

John C. Crawford, '97, has been appoint- 
ed Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court 
at Maryvilie. 

One of the literary societies recently de- 
bated a twenty-first century question — "Re- 
solved, That Maryvilie should be incorpor- 

Dr. J. L. Bachman, of Sweetwater, 
preached in the Xew Providence Church 
on April 19, and in the afternoon address- 
ed the V. M. C. A. meeting at Bartlett Hall. 

The last entertainment of the very suc- 
cessful Lyceum Course, under the auspices 
of the Y. M. C. A., was a lecture by Dr. 
Eugene May, of Washington. His subject 
was, "With a Knapsack Through Switzer- 
land and Up the Matterhorn " 

Dr. Morton, an alumnus of the College, 
and a prominent physician of San Francis- 
co, sent recently a very acceptable contri- 
bution of one hundred dollars to purchase 
reference books for the Department of 

Four of the alumni of Maryvilie College 
— Rev. S. F. Henry, Dr. Calvin A. Dun- 
can, Dr. F. A. Elmore and Rev. J. N. 
McGinley — are Commissioners to the Gen- 
eral Assembly, which meets this year at 
Los Angeles. 

The final oratorical contest took place 
Monday evening, April 2J, in the College 
Chapel. Mrs. Oilman, who has so ably 
managed the Department of Elocution this 
year, and to whom all the honor of orig- 
inating the contest belongs, called the 
house to order, and after a few remarks, 
introduced the first speaker. For over two 
hours the five young men and same num- 
ber of young ladies held the close attention 
of a crowded house. The contestants 
were Messrs. Gillingham, Franklin, Dickie, 
Vaught and Penland ; Misses Bewley, Grif- 
fiths, Gardner, Alexander and Cooper. 
Nancy V. Gardner and Robert O. Frank- 
lin were awarded the two first prizes, and 
Eva Alexander and E. G. Penland were 
awarded the two second prizes. Mrs. Per- 
kins, of Knoxville, in rendering the decis- 
ion of the judges said, in part, that the 
University had found, to their amazement, 
that Maryvilie could play basketball, but she 
was not prepared for such a flew of oratory. 
She highly complimented the contestants 
for their fine speaking, and Mrs. Gilman for 
her work. 



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