SEE MAxmsjjg Sf 11111 ZL a SEMPER 2SURSUM. Vol. I. Maryville College, Dec. 1875. No. 4. To the Memory of a departed Classsm^t?. Hr Miss S. M. H. Once again the chain is severed, A.nd .hi? golden bowl is broken ; Once again have come (he summons liy the Mighty Father spoken : One more traveler u'er life's bftlows Now has reached the shining shore, One more weftrjf troubled spirit Is At test forevermore. Once again the dark-robed angel Down into our midst, has come, Beckonng to onir old companion, "Child, thy Father calls thee horn*." llome — beyond the chilling rivjp, Home — within the pearly gales; There he joins the nnjrel choru-, There our coming he awaits. Ended ire i,is toils aril irouble", All liis grief' and care ar« uW And in peace aa i joy an 1 gladness Now he' walks the golden shore. No u. ore need has he to study, Gleaning liuilis from ancient hire. Closed ate all the well worn sell ol books Laid a.-ide forevermore. Friends and cl-issmatee in I he school room, We will sndly miss Lis f ice ; Butt b brothel", si.-ter, loved ones Wlio can till the vacant place? Lut when dear ones leave us mourning This should soothe our grief and pain That, while we are left in sorrow, Our loss is their greatest gain. For our friends, alihougb we miss them Are not 1. st but gone before, And with angels wait to greet us At the pearly enttance door. Sad it may be to the loved ones When the aged are cut down, Sadder still in manhood's glory By Death's sickle to be mown — But. when in life's first, fair morning Fresh and strong we see men fall, Cut off in youth's pride and beauty, It gives the sii.h gt pun of all. But. the Father :;• his wisfio.n, Doet.li all things fur the best ; So we should not doubt his good ess, Hut obey his just, behest — Seel: him in life's fresh spring time, So that when our summons come, Without fear we 'II heed the bidding, "Child thy Father calls thee home." Civilization en the March. By R. H. C. The mind of man is prone to lay aside the material present, and to wander in wild and baseless conjecture through the future, or traverse in hurried retrospect the gloomy world of the past. Dis- satisfied with the knowledge of a century or a decade of centuries, it roams back over the monuments of dead centuries to the almost in- conceivable beginning of time, in- quires into the first sounds of na- ture, and asks whence is man, whence the world he inhabits, and whence the concourse of suns and systems that throw a smile over the face of heaven ? The light of divine truth that lit up the track of eternity before the ages- began their roll, sheds a radiance over universal being, explaining another wise, insoluble problem, and teaching that in the beginning an eternally existent God breathed man into being, and from the hoi- low of his hand launched into their orbits the mighty constella- tions that plow the upper deep. Such is ilie universally accepted origin of nature. To doubt it is to question truth, and to deny it, is to assert the doctrine of infidelity. It is true that this theory is rejected by many, but we will only notice this fact here, without attempting to ventilate it or expose its fallacy. In our own mind the very fact of the universal harmony of nature, is an incontestable evidence of her divine origin, and this fact, aided by the word of revelation, divests our minds of every shadow of a doubt, and compels us to accept, unquestioned, the theory of ori- ginal creation. Satisfied then as to his origin, there naturally exists a desire in the minds of all to follow him through the ruins of time, to read the moral and intellectual won- ders of his battles, and 1o hail with heavenly transport, the glory of art, literature and science. The history of man from the creation to the flood is wrapped in the waves of gloom. The records of Moses and the pyramids of Egypt that have undulated in the minds of heaven, and sung the requiem of nearly forty-five centuries, serve only to show that man did exist prior to the flood, without telling us anything about the sci- ences, and political and religious bearings of the times, if any re- cords existed. They were buried in the channels of the deep, ana almost universal death hushed the voice of tradition. But when the waters had sub- sided and multiplication had peo- pled the earth with human beings, from emigration and evolution there sprung into being the different races of mankind who, though bound together in the all embrac- ing chain of humanity by some strange affinity, are yet radically different as regards manners and religion. From the plains of Asia emi- grations have set forth towards the North, South, East and West un- til the world is well nigh inundat- ed by the moving mass. To fol- low the footstep of the different nations, and note minutely the changes wrought by time, climate and association, would be — even were we capable — a task far too comprehensive for our space. The earliest records of all ancient na- tions have perished, and he who yearns to know more than the voice of history proclaims of the customs of different nations, must go to Egypt, to India, to China and elsewhere, and decipher the hieroglyphic inscriptions upon those columns "In whose date the chain of time is lost." And, after all, this is the foundation of an- cient history. Within the last century the science of comparative philosophy has done more to elucidate the mysteries of the past, than all the centuries that preceded it. By an analysis and comparison of lan- guage's we are often enabled to discern a connection of races sep- arated by thousands of miles, and are forced to the conclusion, that at some remote period in the past they must have been united as members of one and the same fam- ily. Some nations have made rapid strides in the arts, sciences and literature, and have captured the spoils from the topmobt ladder of temporal fame, while others never have risen above the level of semi- barbarism. To give a satisfactory reason for this difference of attain- ments would perhaps be impossi- ble. Difference in climate, thought and feeling produce corresponding differences in the character of na- tions. This character of a nation is, for the most part determined by the age in which it lives, and by the influences brought to bear upon it. The contrast between the nor- mal and mechanical life of the "drowsy celestial'" and that of the highly cultivated Greek, is one of the most cogent arguments that could be advanced in favor of the assertion that the character of a nation is to a great extent the re- sult of outward circumstances. The Chinese empire, shut in by natural and artificial barriers from all exterior influences, has become secluded from the rest of the world, and has to some degree lost its identity among the civilized nations of the earth, while Greece, nurtured as she was in the cradle of strife — divided into petty states that were continually at war with eacu other — often brought to the extremity of struggling for mere existence, was daily acquiring that power that afterwards won for her the undersigned sovereignty of the ancient world. The main- changes which the race of man has undergone, and the revolutions that have con- vulsed the world, and thrown, up betAveen the hearts of nations bar- riers that time will never crumble, it would take a thousand volumnes to commemorate. The ancient world groped in the darkness of idolatry. Our ideas of God they never dreamed of, and perhaps the greatest revolution the world ever witnessed, was that from pagan- ism to thp Christian religion. This revolution however is far from being universal. But the brazen idols of the pagans are crumbling in the path of Christianity , and in India, China, Japan and the ut- termost parts of the earth, the heralds of the cross are planting the cross. How lon<>- a time shall intervene before the final accom- plishment, is not ours to know* but truth draped in the celestial beauty of the sky, founded its battery on the throne of heaven, and the embannered host of lisht shall keep step to the long roll of ages, until the islands of the ocean shall shout to the continents that all earth has caught the fire of its love. Tears. It .1. li. P Let them come. Kcstmin them not. They are friends — silent, sympathetic friends — ministering j ro sorrow and grief*, assuaging the pains of the bitterest disappoint- ments, giving expression to the deepest love, and adding flavor to the cvip of joy. Is it a sign of weakness to see a strong man shed tears] Does it not rather betoken a stony heart if he is unmoved to tears either by joy or grief? Asa genera) rule it does, but we have occasionally known instances of excessive grief, where tears failed to come to the relief of the sufferer. When the floodgates of the heart seemed persistently locked, and the burning cheek, the aching brow and parching lips were refused one consoling draft from their hidden depths. This must be the nearest we can conceive of a broken heart, — when the troubled soul seems crushed for the very want of expression and the expression will not come. If ever it be my lot to pass through the vale of sorrow — through trials of bitterest grief — O tears, I invoke your presence ! Come in drops of tender grief; come like showers that fall from clouds of mercy and let me feel your magic spell ! What a lan- guage they speak! VvTiat truths they reveal! What feelings they portray! How often has their liv- ing, heart-pouring eloquence been more powerful than the grandest oratory. They are a panacea for all sor- row. The child in trouble seeks refuge in its blinding tears and sobs. Its mother, bending over it, adds her tears of sympathy and love. The son, leaving the home of bis father, mingles his tears with those of his anxious parents, and the father sheds tears of joy at the success of the] son. But certainly, the most precious in the sight of God of all earthly tears, the one over which the angels in heaven weep for very joy, is the tear of the penitent sinner. Tears are sacred. Their histo- ry is sacred. Associations render them sacred. The Bible makes them doubly so. David, that sweet lyrist whose tones are none the less sweet that they are sometimes tremulous with grief, says: "I water my couch with my tears," "My tears have been my meat day and night." We read of one who washed her Savior's feet with the silent tears of peni- tence, and wiped them with her tangled tresses; of Peter, weeping his bitter teats of woe ; of Mary Magdelene, whose tears of grief drenched the cold stone at the door of the sepulchre; and of countless others, — but that which calls forth our love and wonder, and at the same time impresses us with awe, is the record, "Jesus wept." He wept beside the grave of Lazarus; He wept over lost Jerusalem; He wept with agon- izing groans in the garden of' Gethsemene, and mingled his tears of sorrow with the tide of human grief. Some one has beautifully said of tears in heaven: Yes there are tears ujHeaven.Lave ' >*OT breathe» Compulsion ; ami compassion without tours Would luck its truest utterance: saints weep .'(■nl angels: only t Ii : ■ ■ no bitterness Troubles the crystal spring," A Letter from Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Dec. 14, 1875. Dear Student. You have visited our Queen City and although in hum- ble garb from your Tennessee home, and not heralded by the sound of trumpets, or the flaming advertisements of some great pub- lishing house, you received a hearty welcome from one wbo al- ways encourages good beginnings, well knowing the truth of the homely adage. "Tall oaks from little acorns grow." Pluck and Patience are good capital, and you will doubtless find you have made a paying investment in ink and type. Go on and do your very best every time and all the time. Since your appearance here, we have had high times for those who read and hoar and think. M. D. Conway whom you may know by his able letters from London in the Cincinnati Commercial, gave sever- al very learned lectures, in one of which he endeavored to show that there is no Devil. Then McOosh of Princeton discoursed deeply of Metaphysics. His ethics have interfered with the expectations of those students who have been ex- pelled from Princeton for their adherence to secret societies. ' The great lecturer No. 3 was Dr. Lord, who is a wonderful writer, and <?ave fifteen historical orations. Now a Dr. Anderson of Rochester is giving a course of six. So, with the Medical and Law lectures, the teachings of the pulpits now so ably filled, the people should be well enlightened. The efforts for amusements are wonderful and too numerous and varied for even a mention in this epistle. One exciting - topic is the new Music Hall that is to be thro' the influence and liberality of Mr. Springer. Just think of over $ 200.000.00 raised for such a pur- pose in these hard times. Verily where there's a will there's a way. We make no boast of our 3,000 saloons kept up by the animalism of their frequenters. They are plague spots worse than the small- pox, and ought to be abated as a public nuisance, but the cry is Where's our Mayor? and echo an- swers "Here in his sympathy, right her;.' in the saloons with us," and the matter of abatement ends. In my next T may tell of our Univer- sity and Public Library. Buckeye. The following lines, a Idressed to Fate, wore written by John iJorgan, a poet of limited fame who died five years ago in Phila- delphia. They are vigorous and suggestive, although we do not like the title or Greek notion of Fate which pervades them: " These withered hinds are weak But they shall do my bidding though so frail ; These lips are rh'm »nd white, but shall r.otfail The appointed words to speik." Tli'' sneer I can for; ive lipcanse I know the strength <>f destiny ; Until mv t»sk is done f. cannot die, An 1 then I woul 1 uot live. 6. indent fa tryv lie College, Dec mber 1875. EDITORS; S. T. WILSON and J. A. 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We will send The Student for the remainder of this college year for 25 runts. Hack numbers may always be had. An apology is due our readers for our delay in publishing this number of the Student. We have had unavoidable interruptions in our work, but will hereafter issue at the time indicated. At the last ten-weeks election of the Bainonian Society, the follow- ing officers were elected: Rec. Sec. Miss Mollie Biddle, Cor. Sec. Miss S. M. Silsby, Treas. Miss R. Crawford. Magic Lantern. The President gave a Magic Lantern Exhibition at the Presby- terian Church on the lltb., for the benefit of the Woman's Home Missionary Society. There was a large attnedance. The light did not work as well as expected, but a fine variety of pictures was ex- hibited. The President also gave another exhibition to the students and oth- ers who were invited, on the 17th. which was a success, both as to the light, and the quality of the views. The views were mostly Phisiological and Botanical, and were made more interesting by the President's explanations. Prof. Collins added to the occasion by exhibiting several comic scenes painted by himself. A:iiir.i Cnlttf. The Animi Oultus Society will have a public exercise, Friday evening, January '28th. The pa- per will be read by W. E. 13. Harris, the editor. The question for discussion is: '"Resolved that Poverty is a Blessing." The de- baters are*, DK-BIN m Affirmative J. E. Rogers, 11. H. Coulter, G. C. Stewart jj^^All are invited. Negative; G. McCampbell, J. B. Porter, J. T. Reagan. BOOKS AND MAGAZINES B:u:id at Lev; Prices. Old cr Irjured Volumes mended r Re-Bound. Call and see specimens. Jfohn Colli »3s, Mwyville, Tenu. 3PBE©(§)EMA Class of 71. A. N. Carson is preaching at London, Ohio. G. S. W. Crawford is Professor of Mathematics in this College. C. A. Duncan is at Lane Semi- nary, and will graduate this year. J. A. Goddard is teaching in the New Providence Institute. C. E. Tedford ministers to the spiritual wants of the good people of Madisonville and Philadelphia. 1ST CLASS BAKERYi JOHN OLIVER, Proprietor. Confectionery of all kinds, Cakes, Pies etc., ALWAYS ON HAND. SO pounds of bread for Os&e E'cZlGLT. DENTIST. JtlaryviUe, Tennessee. Office ; — Brick Block, up Stairs. — Also Agent for — CHAMPION FIBS KINDLES. Maryville, Tenu. ESTABLISHED 1837. CJje l ablicsn. Published Semi-Weekly At Maryville, : '. E. Tennessee. -TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM.- + + W. B. Scott & Co., Publishars. The Athenian Paper and Dctats. The Athenian Paper was read on the 17th, by the editor, W. E. McCampbell, and was well re- ceived by a large audience. The editor showed himself up with the time* by not allowing pieces of a scurrilous or offensive nature in his columns. There were many well written pieces on practical subjects in the place of these. As these rude, uugeiidemaniy jokes and jests disappear from the pa- pers, they increase in popularity; perhaps not with the vulgar few, but certainly with the think- ing many. The question for debate. as stated in the lust number of I he Student was; " Resolved that Man is the Architect of his own Fortune.' 1 Tne debaters were as follows: Affirmative : Negative : T. N. Biown, | C. C.Hembree, W.H.Franklin, j W. H. Taylor. The question, after a thorough discussion, was decided in favor of the Negative. / nother Mysterious Visit. Spirit rappings and ghost walk- ings have not yet become things belonging only to the past ages. As the young ladies of the Baino- ni'in society were so engaged, one dismal night, in their usual ani- mated style of debate as to forget the rain and cold and general gloom without, their voices were suddenly hushed by a mysterious rapping at the door of their hall. One of the young ladies mustered up enough courage to open the door, and over the threshold silent- ly marched eight figures enveloped in ghostly robes and strange cos- tumes, and seated themselves in ;i remote corner of the room. The young ladies here are not of the kind that faint when they hear a mouse cqueak, or scream at the sight of a dog. and so they soon recovered from the little con- fusion into which they were thrown by the entrance of their strange visitors, and wishing to make themselves agreeable, and knowing that ghosts like things grave and solemn, and have an especial fondness for reading which will put mortals to sleep, with the most commendable self-sacrifice, for the entertainment of their visitors, it was moved and carried that Gush- ing "s Manual be read, as it was thought that would be both enter- taining and instructive. Accordingly 7 it was brought out, to the great delight of the spectres, who were so much pleased with its contents, and with the manner in which it was read, that they sat listening with increasing interest to the melodious voices of the fair ones till away on towards midnight. But all pleasures have an end. As the apparitions were seated listening to the young ladies' musical tones, suddenly a panic seized them — a professor was com- ing, — and running, stumbling, fall- ing, pitching and bumping against door posts, they beat a hasty re- treat, much to the regret(?) of the young ladies. Ths Christmas Vacation. The holidays, welcome visitors, arrived at last, and on the day preceding Christmas the major part of the students left for home, anticipating glorious days of en- joyment. The few who remained on the hill also determined to have an enjoyable Christmas, and the result was such that they say that never was a week of their lives spent with more pleasure. Parties and practical jokes were the order of the day. Time would not suffice to tell of two of the students being kidnapped and taken to the desert of Sahara or somewhere else, and left to find their way back home in the dark- ness of a winter night; of the '•bell scrape," so-called in which the group of eight students, firmly supposing that no mortal could en- ter the building, after having rung the bell one rainy night for the space of two hours, were some- what disturbed, while some were engaged in a game of authors and anc ther ringing the bell, by seeing one of the Professors entering post haste with a lantern through a broken door; or how helter-skel- ter, pell-mell, thundering and fall- ing, the culprits rolled down the stairs and out a door, only loosing v hat in the contest, which was ab. stracted from a head by the Pro- fessor in hot pursuit; of how one of the victims, intercepted in his flight in mortal fear of arrest, dodged the Professor in his final search for the "Swiss,'' nor is there time to tell how one of the participants m aforesaid bell-ringing, was the next night made the victim of a sham arrest for disturbing the pub- lic slumbers, and how he was res- cued by his valiant and true com- rades, and about the journey to the mountains, and of a thousand and one other like deeds. Never will this Christmas be forgotten by the boys of Maryville College. However, so soon as study was resumed, the hill resumed its wonted stoical quiet, seeming rejoiced at hearing the bell regu- lar/// again. Th3 Adelphic Union. The Adelphic Union, at the caU of the Athenian Society, convened Friday, December 13rd. at 3 o'clock, p.J?m., in the Chapel. The Presi- dent and Vice President of last year being both absent, W. E. B. Harris was called to the chair, and the Society proceeded to the election of officers. The result was as follows; W. B. B, Harris. - C. C. Hembree. J. E. Rogers. President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Censms, T. N. Brown. ( J. B. Porter. I S. T. Wilson. Prosecutor, - 11. H, Coulter. The members of the Baiilonian Literary Society were received as active members of tbe Adelphic. It wns decided to have but two debaters from the Athenian Society, and two from tbe Animi Cttljtiis' .one. . .ftvator from IP. f.'ich of the above named Societiec, find two essayists from the Baino- nian Society, to take part in the next Commencement exercises. Ir was also decided that each de- Inter and orator be allowed but 15 minutes for his speech. The time of the essayists was not limited. The several societies having been directed to hold their elections for those to represent them in the Commencement exercise, the So- ciety adjourned sine die. Society Election. In compliance with the request of the Adelphic, the Societies held the election for appointing mem- bers to represent them in the public exercise at Commencement, Friday eve., Nov. 3. We append, the result. THE BAINONIAN. Miss S. M. Silsby, Miss S. M. Henry. Essayists, Orator, Debaters. i >rator. Debaters, ANIMI CULT US. R. H. Coulter. S L. B. Tedford, J. E. Rogers. ATHENIAN. T. N. Brown. ( C. C. Hembree. ) S. T. Wilson. j_.i-_ »-fw- 1 L-»a^.-. , i;jmcaf;A'a.?ag Death of Jas. C. Elmore. Heretofore it has not been ou, duty to chronicle anything but that which appertains to life, to those full of youthful hopes and I aspirations; and would that it still I were so, but it is not. James C. ! Elmore has left, us, life and earth - ! ly things. Although it is said j that ''Silence is the true eloquence i of woe," we must say a few words with regard to our departed friend. He. aged fifteen, in 1872 came to our College, intending to fit him- self to be a man in the world. He was highly esteemed by his fellows on account of his affable temperament, engaging manners and honest love of fun. Few students have had more friends than had he. Although he had not been in school this year, he was not forgotten. Little did his friends think, when he visited the College, two weeks before his summons to leave ihis world came, that the end of earth was so near to him. But his brothers and sister, summoned home, found On Sabbath, Decem- 19th the wheels of life stood still, and "the silver cord was loosed and the golden bowl brok- en," and in the springtime of his existence, he fell asleep. A few months ago he connected himself with a church, and at the time of his death contemplated studying for the ministry, and would undoubtedly have proved, an earnest and successful worker, but -'fell death's untimely frost" interrupted all the plans he had for this life. him dying, ber EASMc A strapping fellow, (lie school master. Some boys once took down a sign from a mechanic's shop, "All kinds of turning and twisting done here," and placed it over a lawyer's entrance. Lawyer to client (whose name, of course, he hasn't forgotten). '• Let me see, how is it you spell your name?" Client — "How do I spell it? Why, S-m-i-t-h!" A teacher in one of the promi- nent female seminaries on the Hudson, on being asked by a young lady of her class what pig iron is, replied: "Iron given in exchange for swine!'' An exchange affords the ety- mological information that the ab- original title of Niagara was "Awniagarah ;" which closely ac- cords with the pronunciation of the word by the modern English tourist. — 1 Vorkl. "Shakspeare was married at 18; Dante. Franklin and Bulwer, at 24; Keplar, Mozart, and Walter Scott, at 26; Washington, Napo- leon 1., and Byron, at 27; Rossini, the first time, at 30, and the second time at 5-1; Schiller and Weber, at. 31; Aristophanes, at 36; Wel- lington, at 37; Talma,' at 39; Lu- ther, at 42 ; Addison, at 44 ; Young, at 47 ; Swift, at 49 ; Buf- fon. at 55: and Goethe, at 57." An English Earl's Advice to College Students. — In an address, which he recently delivered at" Liverpool ' College, "Lord Durby told the students that there were three great, maxims of study — first that mental labor never hurts any- body unless taken in great excess; second, that those who cannot spare time for physical exercise will soon have to spare it for ill- ness; third, that morning work is generally^ better than night work. There has never been a time in the history of the world when an appreciation of these truths was more important than it is now. When ex-Secretary Seward left his home in Orange County, to enter College, his father, the Judge, gave him a thousand dol- lars, witli the admonition that on that sum he must live until he graduated. At the end of the Freshman year the young colle- gian returned home without a dol- lar, and with several bad habits. About the close of the vacation the Judge said: "Well, William, are you going to college this year]" "Have no money, father." "But I gave you a thousand dollars to graduate on." "It's all gone, ra- ther." '"' Very well, my son, it was all I could give you; you can't stay here; you must now pay your own way in the world." A new light broke in on William II. He ac- cepted the situation, returned to college, graduate'l at the head of his cless. and since then has made quite a little stir in the world. v> < m% PRINTING op V.Vi PEOPPcISTOBS. Haying 1 combined our two offices, we now have a Iarg3 variety of material, and are thus enabled to do i ix 3 1 Class /Printing at as LOW MATE 7 ) as any Job Printing establishment in East Tennessee. Pamphlets, Posters, Hand -Bills, Legal Blanks, Bill, Letter and Note Heads, Tags, Programmes, Cards &c. printed with N-EATN.ESSAND DISPATCH. Those who wish anything in our line done tastefully, will do well to call and see us before sending elsewhere. 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