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SURSUM. 



Vol. I. 



Martville College, Sept. 1875. 



No..l. 



One of Fred, Loring's College Poems. 



TKIi OJ.T1 PKOFESSOU. 



Enthusiasm. 



The old professor taught no more, 

But lingered round the College walks ; 
Stories of him we hoys told o'er 

Before the fire, in evening talks. 
I '11 ne'er forget how he came in 

To recitation, one March night, 
And asked our tutor to hegin : 

"And let me hear these boys recite." 

A* \re passed out, we heard him say, 

"Pray leave me here awhile, alone, 
Here in my old place let me stay 

Juat as I did in years long flown." 
Our tutor smiled and gave consent, 

Rose courteous from his high backed chair 
Then down the darkening stairs he went 

Leaving the old professsor there. 

Prom out the shadows, faces seemed 
To look on him in his old place, 

Fresh faces that with radiance beamed — 
Sad faces that had lost their youth, 

Although in years they still were young, 
And faces o'er whose love and truth 

The funeral anthem had been sung. 

"These are my boys," he murmuijed then, 

"My boys, a? in the years long past; 
Though some are angels, others men, 

Still as my boys I hold them fast. 
There's one does n't know his lesson now, 

That one of me is majdng fun. 
And that one's cheating — ah ! I see — * 

I see and love them every one. 

"And is it then so long ago 

This chapter in my life was told ? 
Did all of them thus come and gOj 

And have I really grown so old? 
No ! Here are my old pains and joys, . 

My book once more is in my hand, 
Once more I hear these very boys, 

And seek their hearts to understand." 



They found him there with open book, 

And eyes closed with a calm content ; 
The same old sweetness in his look 

There used to be when fellows went 
To ask him questions and to talk, 

When recitations were all o'er ; 
We saw him in the college walk 

And in hi? former place no more. 



The verv word enthusiasm fires 
the soul and kindles the eye. Is 
it good oris it bad? The. least 
we can &ay is that alone it is a 
doubtful quality. Indeed it is hard 
to conceive of enthusiasm in the 
abstract, for in our acquaintance 
with it we ever find it combined 
with some other quality; as gold 
familiar to us in ornaments is an 
amalgam. Mated with ignorance, 
it has fed the alligator of the Ganges, 
offered bloody sacrifices to Mojech, 
and strewed the plains of Palestine 
and deserts of Arabia, alike 
with mistaken Crusaders. and 
still more deluded devotees of 
Mecca. Unbalanced by sound 
judgment, ^ in the person of a John 
Brown, at the head, of a band of 
Gileadites. it. may ruin a good 
cause. 

The French enthusiastic- for lib- 
erty, kno^ little of it experiment- 
ally. Some" one has said that, the 
reason is that "they make the re- 
publics before they make the repub- 
licans." It would seem that 
Johnson had them in mind when, 
he wrote; "A zeal for, liberty is 
sometimes an eagerness to subvert, 
with little care what shall be estab- 
lished. " Joined to knowledge, 
and* guided by reason it becomes 
the highest type of zeal — that 
'•blind conductor of the will." 
Thus we have seen it' in our day 
rally "a millii n freeman more" to 



swell the ranks fighting for the 
torious Union. 
Not only in the service of Mars 
is enthusiasm useful. Here let us 
pause a moment. Perchance "use- 
ful' is not a word to be linked with 
a name suggestive of '"confused 
noise, raid garments roll'd in blood." 
So, we of the Nineteenth Century 
have been led to think, since we 
me! at Geneva. If we live to see 
the time when « - war shall be no 
more, "will it not be because "knowl- 
edge shall be increased?" Then 
the world will have a large reserve 
of enthusiasm to expend upon a 
more worthy cbject. 

From the din of battle, wanting 
in the first clement of harmonious 
sound, Tubal turned with listening 
ear, to the gentler notes of peace; 
and from theliquid melody of birds, 
his enthusiasm deduced the musi- 
cal scale; so says legend. 

The object of our thought seeks 
and finds for itself many other 
channels. The poet glows with 
his latest inspiration in rhyme; and 
the sculptor exults in his new-born 
idea in stone. His passionate ar- 
dor engages the statesman in poli- I 
tics; the scientist in scientific j 
exploration and discovery, 'Ihis 
enthusiasm dives into the great 
deep, bringing up Ccean's living I 
treasures to be ranked and classified 
by the naturalist; mounts aloft and j 
tells the distance of the glittering- j 
best. Again, in the service of j 
science it scales the Alps and dares j 
eternal snows. It places' a few : 
men on Mount Washington's lofty 
height, there to spend a solitary 
whiter season, amid thunders and 



, lightnings, and thick clouds, akin 
; to Sinai's. * 

So necessary is it to success 
j and even life, in the estimation 
j of the commander of a Polar 
| expedition, that- to keep it alive, 
he resorted to some such expedi- 
ent as that of celebrating the 
birthdays of his crew. It has 
tunneled Mt. Cenis, working at 
both ends and meeting in the 
very heart of the mountain with 
wonderful mathematical precision. 
; It proposes a railroad under the 
English Channel, and meditates 
| a voyage across the Atlantic in a 
balloon. It has entered the very 
heart of unknown Aetheopia, and 
put an end to slavery on the 
western coast of Africa, thus e- 
recting to the memory of him 
who was the instrument of its 
accomplishment, a" Living-stone" 
monument. His deeds live after 
him. 

\ blinded zeal for the so-called 
"holy Catholic church," hardened 
the hard heart of Queen Mary 
when she replied to those who 
plead for Cranmer's life ; "All your 
voices are waves on flint. The 
heretic ?nust burn." « dome's en- 
thusiasm dies only with Rome. 
Child of the true Church; look thou 
to it that her enthusiasm for her 
own, excel not thy devotion to the 
cause of One higher than His so- 
called "'vice-gerent on earth."" 

The eye. — the mirror of the 
soul. — expresses enthusiasm, at 
times, as eloquently as can words. 
Yet this is often hidden under ex- 
cessive timidity, as in the case of 
Oowper's childish year?, who has 



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been described as having u a soul of 
fire." It is as difficult to draw out 
any evidence of enthusiasm from 
some people as to strike a light from 
a defective match. There is, un- 
doubtedly, some fire there; but how 
to bring it into play is the question. 

Some are born under the purple, 
or strike a vein of gold ; some are 
naturally endowed with brilliant 
talents, or have greatness otherwise 
thrust upon them; but the rule 
usually observed .is, that conspicu- 
ous greatness is the fruit of enthu- 
siastic labor. It may accomplish 
more in the short career of one 
than in the three-score years and 
ten of other lives. 

Writes one who long has filled 
a most prominent city pulpit: ' ; Let 
the mountain be ashamed of spi ing 
tide, with its bursting leaves and. 
rivulets, before a Christian minis- 
ter or teacher is ashamed of 
enthusiasm !" We paraphrase the 
last clause thus; "before anyone is 
ashamed of enthusiasm.'' 



and cheering the leading crews. 

We give herewith the time of 
the boats. 

First. Cornell, 16 53. 

Second. Columbia, - 17 04. 

Third. Harvard, IT 05. 

Fourth. Dartmouth, - .- 17 10. 

Fifth. Wesleyan, - - 17 13. 

Sixth. Yale, - - 17 14. 

Seventh. Amherst, - - 17 29. 

Eighth. Brown, - - 17 33. 

Ninth. Williams, - - 17 43. 

Tenth. Bowdoin, - 17 50. 

Eleventh. Hamilton, - Xo time taken. 

Twelvth. Union, " 

Princeton, on account of the sudden illne ss of 

one of its crew, did not complete the race. 



Bo Brav?. 



The College Eegatta. 

The College boat-club is fast 
becoming an institution in the land, 
One of the principle events of the 
summer was the fifth annual regatta 
of College clubs, which transpired 
at Saratoga on the 14th of July. 
Thirteen crews participated in the 
race. Cornell came off victorious, 
amid great rejoicing. The streets 
were crowded with the friends of, 
the different Colleges represenred. 
all exhibiting the greatest harmony. 
The students paraded the streets 
until late, singing College songs, 



By W . 

It was perhaps in the war of 
1812. when Tennessee was very 
sparsely settled that a call for vol- 
unteers was made. A recruiting 
officer had appointed a time and 
place, and the old pioneers had 
gathered, with their sons to offer 
them if necessary to the service 
of the country. Patriotic speeches 
I had been made rousing the latent 
j fire in the bosoms of the young 
I men; the fife's shrill notes, and 
j the drums muttering roll were call- 
j ing men to go to the bloody field 
I to dare and dte, or triumphantly 
; wave the banner of liberty over a 
| conquered foe. 

An old veteran of the Revolu- 
■ tionary war, whose head was now 
! white from exposure and age, 
i stood ui the midst of the assembled 
crowd uttering not a word, but si- 
lently the tears went trickling 
down his furrowed cheek as the 
sound of the martial music 
brought back to his mind scenes 
of another daw and remembrances 



of .comrades who long since had 
: to respond to the roll rail. 

He had a grandson there — a. 
mi re }outb 

The re. nil ting officer was calling 
for men to i ome and give <heir 
i! Line.' . v, '.' n this hov stepped for- 
ward and placed his name to the 
i II. At this the old soldier went 
limping to Hie boy. and with tears 
now pouring in torrents, he placed 
his hand on his head and cried 
out; v ' Be hrav ! my hoy, he brave//" 

A young man starting out in life 
is likely to dwell in reveries, pic- 
turing his life as passing through 
the sm >ke of battle, coming into 
deadly r onflicts on bloody fields, 
• daring at the mouth of booming 
'artillery, all unhurt, passing rapid- 
ly here and there to victory, and 
leaping suddenly to a great pinna- 
cle of fame; thinking not that in 
order to be a hero one must be 
brave; and bravery can be exhibit- 
ed in many ways besides in the 
battle-field. It is true that great 
victories are won in battle, and 
rocket-like the fame of some gen- 
eral rises up, but at the same time 
hundreds 'and often thousands fall. 

Each one starting in life can be 
a hero and win many victories, if 
he only has the will, and will be 
brave. When anger comes upon 
him Jet him remember the charge — 
bearing in mind that without a con- 
flict theie is no victory, and deter- 
mine that he will be guilty of no 
folly because angry, bur, will con- 
quer himself and be his own hero. 
When the student finds his lessons 
hard, if he is inclined to shrink 
irom them and endeavor to get a- 



way, he may properly be called a 
cowardly poltroon who skulks and 
hides from his duty. To such 
victory is impossible, -while he who 
manfully meets every obstacle and 
patiently applies himself from day 
to day. in each lesson gaining a 
little knowledge, conquering a lit- 
tle hardship, by and by he will bp 
a great conqueror, and taking a 
high station, the tempests of life 
may come, the thunders of advers- 
ity may crash, tumultuous troubles 
may shake the earth, but he is 
firmly fixed in his place — it is 
where he belongs. So in every 
station in life Wisdom says do noth- 
ing but that which is right, and let 
every undertaking be done with 
might, and when approaching any 
obstacle adopt the motto "Be brave, 

my hoy. BE BRAVE." 



How to be Happy. 

By C. C; H. 

In order that we may enjoy life, 
we must properly appreciate the 
present. Instead of doing this, 
many live in the past or future, 
and the consequence is that they 
are dissatisfied. T-hey are ever 
seeking for something they never 
obtain. Idle reverie is as dear to 
them as life. Oftentimes they en- 
gage in building air-castles. King's 
palaces loom up before their en- 
chanted vision. On- the glowing 
canvas of their future, Fairy-land 
stands off m bold relief. They 
imagine that they can even hear 
the merry plashing of thefonntains, 
and the glad notes of the warblers, 
and see the fairies awaiting their 



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coming in order that they may 
feast upon the food and drink of 
the gods! But, alas! they never 
arrive at that Sicilian clime; for, 
like the beautiful rainbow, it seems 
to recede farther and farther from 
them ; the more they advance 
towards it. 

We would hot have you think 
that it is our intention to ignore 
the mission of Hope, fair angel of 
light, for her Avork is a noble one. 
She beguiles away the poignancy 
of grief and pain, and by her 
magic wand causes fragrant flowers 
to bloom beside life's rugged path- 
way; but anticipation is the only 
potion used by her for soothing 
the troubled soul. There is a 
SAveetness in realization that can 
never be found in any draught 
from her hand. How often do we 
hear students exclaim, while feast- 
ing on the richest delecacies that 
the earth affords, "What a . de- 
lightful time we had at the last 
Social ! I trust that Ave shall have 
a good time next holiday." 

It matters not how pleasantly 
some persons are circumstanced 
they are ever looking backward 
with wistful eyes into the silent 
past, or peering down the vista of 
coming years, idly dreaming of 
bliss unattainable. Such can be 
termed nothing else than dupes of 
some wild phantasy, The poet 
has aptly said; 
'T:s distance lends enchantment to the view, 

for look Ave backward or look we 
forward, Ave see things which : 
so much better than at ything we 
possess, that we are rendered dis- 
contented, and everything about 



us puts on a common-place ap- 
pearance 

We do not say that a person 
ought never to indulge in building 
air-castles, but we do say that h* 3 
should never indulge in it to ex- 
cess. We should ever be mind- 
ful of the fact that the shortest 
road to wealth is riot the increase 
of our revenue but the contraction 
of our desires. Let us make the 
most of the present. If we do this 
Ave may rest assured tha^t our fu- 
ture Avill be as bright as heaven 
designed it, for only by the im- 
provement and appreciation of the 
present can Ave be happy. 



A. strange mystery often seems 
to lie under unusual initials. A 
student once entered his name in 
a college album as F. "V. -Tones. 
Prof.;"What does F. V. stand fort" 
The student said be would rather 
not tell. 'But" said the other, a it 
is the law of the college that the 
name be entered in full." "Well, 
if you must know, they are for 
Flavins Vespasianus, but if isn't 
my fault/" 



Satire is a composition of salt 
and mercury, and it depends upon 
the mixture and preparation 
of those ingredients that it comes 
a noble medicine or a rank poison. 
[Jeffrey. 

We appeal to the Alumni for 
subscriptions; also for articles oi 
interest to Collegians, hove for 
our Alma Mater will prompt you 
to aid its journal. By subscribing 
for the Student you may keep 
posted in ( 'nil a.e mn'tt< \ ;. 



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i|i|e JHarpHe jjpfat " 
i _j !7___._ 

Miryville College. Sep n ,1875. 

EDITORS; 
J. i.Si.sBT and S . T . Wuso H . 



TERMS; 

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By mail, .... 60 cents. 

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" " each subsequent insertion, 30 
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A-Mress The Student, 

P. O. Box 74, Mtryville, Tenn. 

SALUTAMUS 0MN3S! 



We, appearing for the first time 
in the role of editors, make our 
best bow, and beg your indulgence 
for a few moments while we dis- 
course from the text "Maryville 
Student" to be found at our mast- 
head. The Student has been 
projected for sometime but not till 
recently have the Fates willed 
that the plan be carried into effect. 
But now — September 1875 — we 
step forward and take our position 
in the large, ever-increasing field 
of college journalism. Whether 
we merit that position or no will 
be for you to judge; but we shall 
endeavor faithfully to perform the 
duties devolving upon us, and pre- 
sent to our readers a journal of 
which Maryville will not be asham- 
ed. 

As inexperienced pilots commit 
sad mistakes and make great 
blunders, so we, inexperienced 



editors, may be unable always to 
steer in the right course ; but per- 
severance together with the advice 
and assistance extended . to us by 
the wise men and sages of the 
land will enable us to weather the 
storm. 

Our design is to issue during 
the collegiate year such a monthly 
publication as will be profitably 
perused not only by bur fellow- 
students but also by all the num- 
berless friends of the institution. 
Wo will have contributions from 
the best writers among the stu- 
dents and alumni. Our local and 
personal departments willVreceive 
particular attention. The best 
selections of prose and poetry will 
be made, as space will admit. 

Although not under the 
guidance of the faculty, yet it is 
issued with their hearty approval. 

Now we commit our enterpise 
to the friends of cir ^beloved 
Maryville College, asking you to 
aid us in making it a success. 



The Student will appear near 
the close of each month, furnishing 
a resume, of the proceedings of the 
m onth. 



Your subscription is solicited. 

Our m jrchants will do well to 
advertise in the Student. * Uo good 
and m ike money by talking 
through our columns. 



College journals receiving a copy 
of our Magazine with this para- 
graph marked will understand "t 
an invitation to exchange. 



A Queer Piece- 



An ingenious romance reader 
has concocted the following Dick- 
ensy items: Oliver Twist, who 
had some very Hard 'limes in the 
Battle of Life, and having been 
saved from the Wreck of the 
Golden Mary by Onr Mutual 
Friend, Nicholas Nickleby, had 
juat finished reading A Tale of the 
Tavo Cities to Martin Chuzzlewit, 
during which time The Cricket 
on the Hearth had been chirping 
right merrily, while The Chimes 
from the adjacent chrjrch were 
heard, when Seven Poor Travel- 
lers commenced singing a Christ- 
mas Carol ; Barnaby Rudge then 
arrived from the Old Curiosity 
Shop with some Pictures from 
Italy aud Sketches by Boz to 
s :>>\v Little Dorritt, who was 
IVnsv with the Pickwick Papers; 
when David Copperfield, who had 
been taking American Notes, en- 
tered and informed the company 
that the Great Expectations of 
Dombey & Son regarding Mrs. 
Lirriper's Legacy had not been 
realized, and that he had seen 
Boots at the Holly Tree Inn tak- 
ing Somebody's Luggage to Mrs. 
Lirripcr' Lodging's in a street that 
has No Thoroughfare, opposite 
Bleak House, where the Haunted 
Man, who had just given one of 
Dr. Marigold's Prescriptions to an 
Uncommercial Traveller, was 
brooding over The Mystery of 
Edwin Drood. 



Of the 221,042 teachers in this 
country, 127,713 are women. 



Ladies' Literary Society. 

The following are the officers- 
elected at the last meeting: 
President. - - - Sara Silsby- 
Vice President,' - Nellie Lord- 
Recording Secretary, Sallie Henry. 
< orresponding Sec, Alsie Elmore. 
Treasurer, - - - Cora Bartl'ett. 
No. of members. - - - 16. 

Those found in another column 
were temporary officers. 



The La"' in Language. 

A writer in the Maine Journal 
of Education thus argues the ne- 
cessity ' of Latin as a common 
school study: 

Very many English words are 
directly derived from Latin. To 
illustrate, take almost any line 
from the poets, — the thirty-second 
from the vEneid, and observe our 
inebtedness to its roots: "JZrra- 
bant. acti fatis. niaria omnia cir- 
cum." From the verb erro we ob- 
tain err, errant, errata, erratic, 
erroneous, and error. From ago, 
we get agent, act, with its deriva- 
tives, and, indirectly, actuate. 
Derivatives from the third word, 
such as fate, fatal, etc., suggest 
themselves to one even not accus- 
tomed to look for the source of 
language. Several pages of the 
Unabridged contain omnis and 
circum, in composition. This verse 
is undoubtedly a fair specimen, 
but I think scholars will grant 
that it is not uncommonly relevant. 

Simply to know the origin of a 
word is not practical, in the popu- 
lar sense. But when that knowl- 



enables us to spoil correctly, 
ai UT3Q 'S an importance which 
nil will acknowledge. Belligerent, 
innuendo, omnivorous, supersede, 
and such words, to the thinking- 
student of Latin, cease to be 
catcher. Then' component parts 
at once decide their orthography, 
as well as their meaning. The 
first word is oftener pronounced 
be'Wg-er-ant than otherwise, but 
the noun helium, and the participle 
irom gerOj determine immediately 
its spelling. To the Latin we 
owe but little of that part of ety- 
mology which treats of inflection, — 
and to its credit. Our syntax and 
prosody, however, are based al- 
most, entirely upon it. Two years' 
drill in the Latin grammar is a far 
"better preparation to parse Milton 
than half a dozen in English. 
Had not. Milton been a thorough 
classical scholar, our grammarians 
would not find such an expression 
as "than whom'' to bother over. 
Compare Lycidas with the fifth 
eclogue of Virgil, and question 
the need of classical learning, even 
to comprehend this great writer. 

The Coldest Bath 



±5oys don't always "come out a- 
head : ' in performing college tricks. 
Kere is a good story of Jim Brad- 
shavv's shower-bath that beats the 
"Turkish," and nearly every other 
kind : 

"When we were in Adam's 
College, the President, who was 
a rigid disciplinarian, insisted that 
every student should be in the 
chapel on the zinging of the bell, 



at six o'clock, winter and summer. 
It was not eo hard to do this in the 
summer, but in winter it was an 
affliction to rise from a warm bed 
and plod through the snow, as 
they often had to do, to attend 
morning prayers. 

It occurred to Jim Pradshaw, 
after a jolly evening spent with 
some students, that he would 
freeze up the bell. "For," he ar- 
gued, as he muddled over the 
matter, '-if there 's no bell, there'll 
be no ring, and consequently — I'll 
freeze it up." 

It was a bitter cold night, and 
he thought that if he could only 
set the bell, and fill it with water, 
it would freeze as hard as marble 
before morning. 

His room was near the belfry, 
so he arose, and, without dressing 
himself, seized a bucket of water 
standing in his room, and started 
for the stairway. To raise the 
bell, so that it stood upright like a 
tumbler, and tie the rope to a bal- 
uster, was the work of a minute, 
and then he ascended to the belfry 
with his bucket of water, to com- 
plete the experiment 

The midnight air blew keenly 
around him, he shiveringly filled 
the bell, chuckled at the trick he 
was playing the President. He 
started to come down, but just as 
he got beneath the scuttle, the 
rope by some means became 
loosed, the bell followed with a 
clang, and the whole of the intense- 
ly cold water poured down upon 
Bra^saaw, who sneaked into his 
room with a cooler head than he 
had wijhu hi' went out." 



iJ^JaQgUOlo 



Geometrical figures for the bitra- 
lons — Rve-angles. 



A classical individual upon being- 
asked ii' he were ill, .promptly 
replied "Sic sum." 



If "whom the gods love die 
young," and if ''the wicked shall 
not live our half their days," how 
are old men classed?. 



Boarding school miss — "Oh, 
Frank, I expect to graduate next 
commencement." "Graduate! what 
will you graduate in ?" "Why, in 
white tulle." 



Scene, Geometry recitation 
room — Professor: "What instru- 
ment would you use in the cons- 
truction of this geometrical figu: eV f 
Freshman (after looking thought- 
fully at the floor, ceiling and Prof.); 
"A piece of chalk, sir." [Qourant. 



The West Point cadet laughs 
because the Vassal 1 girl ran scream- 
ing from fright at the recent sham 
tight. Let the cadet marry that 
timid Vassar girl, and- in six 
months he will take off his boots 
in the halls when he comes in 
nights for fear she will tear the 1 
scalp off him. 



The following is told of a young 
society gentleman who graduated 
at Harvard. On the examination 
in Physics, he was asked: "Mr. A. 
what planets were known to the 
ancients?" "Well, sir," he re- 



sponded, "there were Venus, and 
Jupiter, and" — after a pause 
think the Earth, but I am 
quite certain." 



-"I 

not 



John G. Saxe borrowed a can- 
dle of a beautiful young lady at 
Saratoga, one night. The next 
morning she found under her door 
these* beautiful lines: 

'•You gave me a candle ; I give you my thanks, 
And add as a compliment justly your due — 

There is not a girl in these feminine ranks 
Who could if she would hold a candle to you." 

Gravity is no more evidence err" 
wisdom than a paper collar is of a 
linen shirt. 

The following poetical effusion 
was picked up on the hill a few 

days since. We commend it to 
•the attention of all lovers of the 
truly sublime! 

Marvville i3 a curious place. 

It has neither fame, wealth nor grace. 
On the banks of Fistol Creek it stands, 

But little honor it demands. 
The streets are short and not very wide 

Inclosed by gullies on every side ; 
As for its match it cannot be 

Found in She State of Tennessee. 



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'Evavri&dijTe ratf rot) Trovr/pov ap xcug. ! ! ! 

.!. C. is disconsolate. 



1'2() on the roll thus far. 



A large number of new students. 



How about Godev's Magazine? 



A Prep, says that he was troub- 
led, during vacation, with that 
terrible disease Cholera-Infantum ! 



Th(v appearance of the Library 
is; greatly improved, by the thor- 
ough classification of the books, 
by the new librarian, Mr. Taylor. 



The Social in the College 
Chapel, Friday evening, the 17th, 
passed off very pleasantly although 
* the weather was unfavorable. 



.1. 13. P. has not yet recovered 
from the effects of the castigation 
he received Sept. 1st from a Cir- 
cus man, for looking under the 
canvas at the soul-entrancing 
spectacle within. 



Many new and valuable pieces 
of Apparatus "were received by 
the College during vacation, and 
there are more on the way. We 
can, when everything due arrives, 
boast the best and most complete 
Philosophical Apparatus in East 
Tennessee. The telescope, 15 
feet long, attracts much attention. 

At the first meeting of the Soc- 



Maggie Henry. 



ieties this year, after a seapration 
of three months, there was a happy 
re-union. And not only were the 
heroes of last year there, but a 
goodly number of the new students 
who purposed to risk the '-goat- 
riding" etc.. thought to be insep- 
erable from the initiation. These 
we were glad to welcome. 

The young ladies have also 
re-organized the Excelsior; they 
however intend to change the 
name. We give a list of the 
officers in the three Societies. 

Ladies'. 
President; - - Sara M. Silsby. 
Secretary; - - Sallie M. Henry. 
Treasurer; - 

No. of Members? 12. 

Animi Cultus. 
President; - - - Jas. B. Porter. 
Yice President; - - A. W. Hill. 
"Secretary; - - - G. C. Stewart. 
Treasurer; - - - S. D. Rankin. 
Librarian ; - - W. T. Elmore. 
Prosecutor ; - - L. B. Tedford. 
Censors; - W. E. B. Harris and 
Jno. T. Reagan. 

Editors of the Society Monthly ; 
G. S. W. McCampbell, and J. T. 
Reagan. 

No. of Members, 20. 

Athenian. 
President; - - - 1. H. Anderson. 
Vice President; - W. H. Franklin. 
Secretary; - - - W. H. Taylor. 
Treasurer; - - - T. N. Brown. 
Librarian ; - - - J. T. Gamble. 
Censors; - C. C. Hembree*, and 
S. T. Wilson. 

Editors of the Athenian ; - T. N. 
Brown, and C. C. Hembree. 
No. "f Members, 23. 



11. 



'71 . Married on the 16th of June, st the 
residence of the bride's father, by the 
Rev. J. W. C. Willoughby, the Rev. A. 
N. Carson of Cincinnati, Ohio, to. Miss 
Nannie N. Sevier of Kingsport, Teun. 

The above announcement we 
clip from the Tennessee Presbyter. 
Mii, Carson is a graduate of the 
class of '71. and last May finished 
a three years course at Lane Sem- 
inary. Of this class only two en- 
joyC?) single blessedness. These 
uufortunates are Revs. C. A. 
Duncan and C. E. Tedford. We 
trust these gentlemen will go and 
do likewise. Mr. Tedford's actions 
last Commencement were suspi- 
cious. Well, so be it. But please 
remember that it is the custom (or 
ought to be) to send the printer 
specimens of the wedding cake! 

On the 22ud of June, in Maryville, by the 
Rev. Mr. Brown, Dr. J. M. Brown, of 
Morgantown, to Miss Maggie Bell, of 
Penn. 

We expected it. You did too. 
Everyone did! Who would n't af- 
ter noticing their actions last year? 
The happy couple went North on 
a wedding tour,- but now have set- 
tled at Morgantown. Requiescant 
in pace. 

As the train rounded the curve 
August 31st, one of the enthusias- 
tic Preps, catching sight of* the 
College buildings, burst forth in 
the following- effusion: 

"There they are, the stately Halls ! 

Fit palace for a pricce or king : 
Soon we '11 be within thy walls. 

And make the very timbers ring!" 

We have secured this prodigy 
as a contributor to our Magazine. 



It happened that Jupiter, one 
day during vacation, while hurling 
his thunderbolts about, d : scharged 
one at the Northern Methodist 
Church, injuring it somewhat, and 
also slightly shocking Prof. Craw- 
ford, who was standing on the 
opposite side of the street. We 
are glad to add that notwithstand- 
ing his rough treatment, the Prof, 
is "'present" to guide tho young 
Mathematician through the puz- 
zling pages of "Gebra. and through 
the equally intricate mazes of Loo- 
mis' Geometry and see him safely 
over that Pythagorean pons asino- 
,-i(m, on to the end. 

Now, since Mr. Crawford, an 
Alumnus of '71, has been installed 
as Professor of Mathematics, Mary- 
ville. College may well be proud of 
her work since the war. 



Pedigo sold books and collected 
ladies' photographs during vacation. 
Onlv thirteen! 



lo, 

W. B. Brown is at Danville 
Theological Seminary. 

T' F. Donaldson is at Louisville 
Medical College. 

G. C. Jackson is principle of the 
large school at Calhoun. 

J. M. Taylor has gnn^ to Union 
Theological Seminary. 

Misses Ella and Emma Bvotvm 
will teach in Maryville. 

Misses McGinley, Tedford, and 
Wilson are at home, thinking of 
their happy schooldays. 



'70. II. W. Sawyer is Editor of 
the 'JJtica (Mo.) Herald, 



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