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Vol. I. 

Maryviile College, May 1876. 

No. 8. 


1 Y MiS3 S. M. S. 

See the children with the chains, 

Flower chains 
AVhat a world of merriment 

they're having for their pains 
Thev have taken in their making 
1 his gladsome day of spring, 
While the echoes they are waking 

With the noi^e that they are 
Cause both wood and dais to ring. 

Tis but play, play, play, 

All the livelong day of May, 
With the treasures they have gath- 
ered in the groves and in the lanes, 
Forming chains, chains, chains, 

Chains, chains, chains, chains; 
Forming buttercups and daisies 

into chains. 

Hear the tinkling of the chains, 

Golden chains, 
T nkling out the story leg hew 

fashion's king now reigns. 
Loops of gold from foreign shore, 
Links from California's ore, 
All with matchless beauty wrought 

S j skillfully, 
Are for many dollars bought 
And by fashion's devotees and 
subjects sought 
Gold now takes the place of flow- 
Vanity the fragrant bhains of 
childhood's happy hours 
Has thrown by. 

And they lie 
Withered, while iheir c harms fast 

Giving place to golden chains; 
To the donning and admiring 

Of the bright new chains, 
Of the chains, chains, chains, chains, 

Chains, chains, ch tins, 
Of the new and bright y shining 

golden chains. 

Hear ve now of stronger chains, 
Habit's chains. 

How much woe and bitterness each 
added link contains! 

Ah ! the story sad and olu 

Of one's selling self for gold, 

Never, never would be told, 

Were it not for habit's hold 
Fast and strong. 

First, the chain*, like those of flow- 
ers, can be borne quite easily, 

But each new day brings new pow- 
ers and one wears them wearily. 

Till at last they tightly bind him, 

Winding closely round and roun.1 

Stealing slowly all his power, 
So that in temptation's hour, 

He quite gives up himself to wrong. 

Oh! ye chains, chains, chains, 

Dark and deep and lasting stain ; 
Ye do leave 

On a heart once light as air, 

On a character once fair, 

Till the cruel curse of thine they 
did receive. 

Captives, held in habits grasp, 
Time is passing 
Quickly passing, 

Kouse! thy shackles now unclasp; 

Now, while still sweet hope is thine, 
While those near thee 
Lead and cheer thee. 

Beg thee trust in power divine. 

Even angels seem to beckon, seem 
to call thee from those chains. 
Habit's chains. 

From the chains, chains, chains, 

Chains, chains, chains, chains, 

Oh ! now leave them, flee the bond- 
age of those chains 

Hear the clanking of the chains, 
Iron, chains, 

From die walls of dungeons dark 
there echo those refrains. 

lu the sadness of their tone 

We may nearly hear the moan 

Of some poor prisoner atoning for 
his crime. 

And every clank but tells 

The lone ones within the cells 
Of the time. 

When the) left the path so narrow 

For the path that leads to sorrow 
And to sin. 

How they wandered, wandered, 

Far along those paths of sin, 

And so seldom stopped and pon- 

Till the prison shut them in. 

Shut them in ro sad. sad thoughts 
with iron chains. 

Iron chains, chains, chains chains. 
Chains, chains, chains ; 

Hollow echoes seem to answer; 
"Prison chains." 

College Friendships. 

By D. W. 

A noted British poet has spoken 

disparagingly of the intimacies 
formed by the young engaged in 
study. Perhaps facts lean toward 
his gloomy view of the subject. 
Too often when separation has 
taken place there is no practical in- 
terest m each others welfare. 
But this is what should not happen* 
A common pursuit generally be- 
gets a strong feeling of fellow in- 
terest and sympathy, and why 
could not this be as marked among 
students as among other classes of 
perfons. Students owe much to 
each other. Associated mind al- 
ways advances much more rapidly 
than isolated mind. The student 
will, in his first year at study, do 
more effective thinking than in all 
his previous life. Mind infringes 
upon mind. The flint and steel in 
collision do what they could not 
when apart. 

Nothing else so stimulates as 
does mind itself. Students in some 
respects owe more to each other 
than to their books or their teach- 
ers. Why then should they ever 
cease to rpjoice in each other's 
prosperity? Rivalry is chargeable 
with much of the evil. This is a 
bad tree and bears bad fruit. An 
other thing which will account in 
part for the evil we deprecate is 
the fact that students both male 
and female generally fall into line 
with rhe rest of mankind and com- 
mit matrimony. This in many in- 
stances serves to cool old friend- 
ships. Writing to an unmarried 
person we write to only one, but 
when we write to one married we 
virtually write to two, and this in 
too many cases takes away much of 

the pleasure of correspondence. 
A father when asked if he hud a 
daughter, replied 'T had one once 
but she is married.'' lie spake for 
many, but we cannot afford to drop 
friends whose sole offence is get- 
ting married. A world in purchase 
for a friend were gain. Hold on 
to old friends. 0,'d wine is better 
than the new. 


By D. M. W. 

In the external world v wi & y is 
seen everywhere. No two cherries 
pendant upon the same stem — no 
two beans from the same pod are 
precisely alike. Among the mil- 
lions of persons constituting the 
human family, no two are so alike 
as not to be easily distinguishable 
by the practiced eve of one famil- 
iar to them both. The mother who 
has, for a score of years, watched 
over twins of the iiame sex no 
longer notices their resemblance, 
but rather the points in which they 
differ. So is it in regard to minds 
and the products of min i. 'No two 
minds have precisely the same 
movement. Each has its peculiar 
gait by which it is distinguishable 
from others. ' k ¥awty is the spice 
of life that gives it its flavor.'' It 
would be intolerable to be confined 
to any one style of composition 
though that style were artistically 
faultless. The faimer who after 
hearing Webster at the laying of 
the corner-stone for Bunker-Hill 
Monument, declared that his every 
word weighed a pound, would not 

like to be loaded down with so 
much weight every day of his life. 
Style may be in some cases mea; - 
urably the result of accident, but 
more frequently is determined by 
native texture of mind. The mind 
which takes clear views of things 
will adopt a style mark el by clear- 
ness and precision. The mind 
which is, iiself, but a surface, and 
that too a warped one; will ex- 
press itself in a way that may be 
termed loose and verbose. Moral 
character has more to do in deter- 
mining style than is generally sup- 
posed. Conscience when awake 
and remnant will suggest forms of 
expression which will be exact in 
their signification. A rogue may 
use words to conceal his meaning, 
but an honest man has no use for 
words but to express his thoughts 
h sincerity. "Wisdom weigh eth 
her words, for like arguments their 
value is determined by their weight 
rather than by their number. The 
deeper one's convictions the mere 
compact will be his style. Such 
men cannot afford to be misunder- 
stood. The closing words of Luth- 
er at the Diet of Worms, Calvin's 
letter to Francis I. on religious tol- 
eration, and Milton's argument for 
the freedom of the Press, are in- 
stances in point. The adjective, 
that great enemy of the noun, in 
many a Sophomoric performance 
is not prominent in such specimens 
from the masters of thought. We 
like to meet with clearness in what 
we read. When we lay down an 
article, not quite sure of its mean- 
ing, we conclude that unless the 
obscurity result fiom culpable neg- 

lig^Tic* in the writer, then must, 
either the writer or the reader be 
lacking in brain. Nor are wc averse 
to the element of stength in what 
we read or near. t: Give me the line 
that plows its stately course, Like 
the proud cwan conquering the 
stream by force" Beauty too is 
welcome everywhere, and no- 
where more so than in the expres- 
sion of thought. Its office is to 
attract admiration to that which is 
excellent. Tnere are few things 
nowever more offensive to correct, 
tasre, than a speech or writing 
overloaded with ornament yet lack 
ing in the elements of transparen- 
cy and manly, forcible thought. 
One of the most remarkable of all 
<he phenomena connected with lit- 
erature is the fact that even great 
authors are unable to judge with 
anything like correctness as to the 
comparative merits of their sever- 
ed productions. Miiton was per- 
haps the only man of his age who 
preferred his Paradise Regained to 
his Paradise Lost. Washington 
Irving had no idea how any one of 
his earlier efforts would be receiv- 
ed by the reading world. The 
public, too, require time in order 
to arrive at a fair estimate of any 
new production. As the written 
or printed speech is the true meas- 
ure of mind-power, so is it made 
easier to judge correctly of its 
real merits than in the case of a 
speech accompanied with the 
graces of oratory and assisted by 
much perhaps that is impressive 
in the speaker as well as in the 
accidents of time and place. 


On Thursday night, the 11th,, 
there was a public exhibition of 
the different gasses, in the Chapel 
at which quite a large number of 
the friends of the college were in 
attendance. Hydrogen and Oxy- 
gen were shown in several strik- 
ing experiments. On Saturday the 
20th., a repetition of the above 
was given together with an exhib- 
ition of several Botanical views 
the Magic Lantern, which were 
very interesting. We think the 
students would not objact to hav- 
ing: these exhibitions more fre- 


The last College prayer meet- 
ing for the ye u\was well attended, 
and all felt quite sad at the pros- 
pec, of not meeting again for some 

J. B. Porter was one of the del- 
egates from the New Providence 
Church to the East Tennessee S. 
S. Convention at Athens. He re- 
ported a pleasant and profitable 

The following of the graduates 
since the war were present during 
Commencement week; 
KcvB, W. F. Kogers, G. E. Bick- 
nell, C. E. Tedford, T. T. Alexan 
der, W. M. Mundy, C. A. Duncan, 
W- B. Brown, J. M, Taylor. 


Address on the History of Maryville 

College, before the Alumni, Apr. 25, 

By Prof. Crawford. 

Friends and Graduates. — In 
compliance with your request made 
a year ago, I now present to you 
a brief history of our Alma Mater. 
As no citizen has a sure founda- 
tion tor loyalty to his government, 
who is not conversant with its his- 
tory, so no graduate can claim a 
lasting failh in his Alma Mater, 
who is ignorant of her establish- 
ment and growth. It is only by an 
acquaintance with her victories and 
defeats, her joys and sorrows, that 
we can enter into full sympathy 
with her founders and supporters. 
When we look at this beautiful 
Campus and see these magnificent 
Buildings, we mu«t not forget that 
they rest on the prayers, the tears 
and the toils of more than half a 
centurv. Marvville College is no 
new enterprise, no ?iew advent- 
ure without a history to claim the 
sympathy of the great and good. 
In age it stands with some of the 
best and most influential colleges 
of this country. Why it has not 
flourished like many of its contem- 
poraries is notfrom any want of mer- 
it, but from its location and influ- 
ences surrounding it. The civil 
and religious condition of this 
part of the country has been un- 
favorable to the growth of such an 
institution. During the greater 
part of its existence, public sen- 
timent has been largely against it. 
But as it has truth for its corner- 
stone, it has survived all great 
adversaries and stands triumphant 

in the midst of their ruin. 

From the very first it has been 
a religious institution. It was 
founded in 1819 by Rev. Isaac 
Anderson. D.D.. who was born, 
March 26th. 1780, m Rockbridge 
County, Virginia, ten or twelve 
miles from Lexington. When a 
young man, he came with his fath- 
er and settled iu Grassy Valley in 
Knox County, East Tennessee. 
He pursued his literary course iu 
Virginia; his theological course 
was under Drs. Blackburn and 
Carrick in Tennesiee. He was li- 
censed in April 1802. by Union 
Presbytery, and shortly afterwards 
was installed pastor of Washing- 
ton Church. As a pastor belabor- 
ed faithfully, laying the foundation 
of a strong and useful church, 
which still bears testimony to the 
truth and honor of his divine Mas- 
ter. He also owned a fertile farm 
eight miles from Knoxville, on 
which he built a school-house, two 
stories high, with four rooms, which 
he called Union Academy, where, 
a number of young men were ed- 
ucated, who filled positions of high 
honor and trust ; among them was 
Governor Reynolds of Illinois. 
Of Dr. Anderson and his school, 
Gov. Reynolds says, ''Nature be- 
stowed on him great strength and 
compass of mind. This gentleman 
instructed a class of young men in 
his college, and preached every 
Sabbath to his congregation. This 
institution of learning was situated 
in a retired valley, where neither 
temptation nor vice made its ap- 
pearance. A large spring flowed 
out from the rocks near it, and the 
whole scenery was charming." The 

old people of that vail 
ber Dr. Ande 


r - ■ l< 

srreat scholar. In 1811 them 

and accepted a call to New Prov- 
idence Church in 

opened to him a 1. and 

re clearly 
sad religious destitution cf the 
country. He labored with a! 
might, traveling up and down 
country, preaching in log-cabins, 
school-housee, "often with no tem- 
ple butthe .silent forest, and no pul- 
pit bat the stump of some fallen 
tree. 1 ' In 1819 ho organized the 
Second Presbyterian Church in 
Knoxville, and for ten years he 
went over every two weeks to 
preach. About this time he was 
deeply impressed with the religi- 
ons wants of the country. The 
harvest was great but the laborers 
were few. It was a serious ques- 
tion how the people should be 
supplied with ministers of the gos- 
pel. He first applied to the Home 
Missionary Society, but without 
success. In 181^ he attended the 
General Assembly in Philadelphia, 
and before returning home he vis- 
ited the Theological Semnary at, 
Princeton, hoping to induce some 
of the young men about entering 
the ministry, to come to East 
Tennessee. Quite a number of 
them, at his request, met him in 
bis room at the hotel. He then set 
before them in strong yet truthful 
terms, the great moral wastes of 
tne country where he lived. He 
told them that multitudes there 
were as sheep having no shepherd, 
c.nd invited them to look and see 

the harvest ready for the sickle. 
Br.', none of them would come, 
ring home with that distin- 
■ ..her. James Gallaher, 
I <> uch on the subject, 
I -ed to begin the work of 
i isters on the ground 
' ■. were needed. Soon 
n he gathered a class 
of five, and a school of the proph- 
was opened in a small brown 
house on Main Street, not far from 
his residence on the lot now occu- 
pied by the Southern M.E. Church. 
This was the beginning of the 
Southern and Western Theological 
inary, now known under the 
Act of incorporation as Maryville 

Col 7 ege., 

Whether he began his 

rork of instruction before sub- 
mitting his plans to' Synod, is not 
certainly known. The Synod of 
Tennessee met in Maryville in 
October of that year, and at that 
meeting a petition and a plan were 
presented by Union Presbytery 
for establishing a Southern and 
Western Theological Seminary. 
After revising and amending, the 
Synod adopted it. According to 
the plan, the Synod should deter- 
mine the location of the Seminary 
The Board of Trustees was to be 
composed of thirty-six members; 
two-thirds ministers, and one-third 
laymen, to be chosen by the Synod. 
Qualifications of the Professors 
were laid down. They were to be 
men not under thirty years, of good 
standing and of good report ; men 
of talent and learning. The Syn- 
od granted the request and 
adopted the plan; but the location 
of the Seminary was not perma- 

nently fixed. For the time, how- 
ever, it was left at Maryville. 
Students from all quarters came, 
even from New England. 
Of the first class was Rev. E. N. 
Sawtell, D." I)., who walked al- 
most the whole way from New 
England to attend tne school of 
the prophets. Many other learned 
and pious men were educated, 
such ;is Minnis, Craig and White. 
From 1819 to 1861 the institution 
educated and sent forth more than 
one hundred and twenty ministers 
of th.p Gospel. When the insti- 
tution was founded, Dr. Anderson 
said; " Let the Directors and 
Managers of this sacred institution 
propose the glorv of God and the 
advancement of that kingdom pur- 
chased by the blood of His only 
begotten Son as their sole object.'' 
This was the grand motive of the 
founder and surely it has been re- 
alized. Surely ir, was a religious 
institution, for it was founded by 
a religious teacher, was put under 
the care and direction of religious 
men, and was devoted to a religi- 
ous object. 

But let us notice another fea- 
ture in the history of this college. 
From the first it seems to have 
been an institution constantly in 
peril. As Dr. Anderson had al- 
ready begun the school in Mary- 
ville with fair prospects of success, 
and as he was the first to suggest 
and begin the project, we might 
naturally expect that the Synod 
would have let it remain at Ma*¥- 
ville in compliance with his re- 
quest. But such is not the fact. 
A committee was appointed by 

Synod to bring in a report on the 
permanent location of the Semina- 
ry. Also it was resolved that the 
place of its permanent location 
should be determined at a meeting 
of Synod to be held somewhere in 
Middle Tennessee. The Synod 
met inMurfreesbpro' in 1823. At 
this meeting the committee on per- 
manent location made a report 
which provoked an earnest and 
animated debate. There was great 
diversity of opinion as to the most 
suitable place. Some wanted the 
Seminar}- located at .some point 
west of the mountains. At the 
head of these was Dr. Blackburn. 
Dr. Anderson urged and defended 
the claims of Maryville. So great 
was the interest elicited, that the 
Legislature, then in session there, 
adjourned to hear the discussion 
between the two champions, An- 
derson and Blackburn. The con- 
test lasted for several days, result- 
ing in the appointment of a special 
committee, composed of Blackburn 
and Anderson, who, of course, 
failed to agree, and brought in 
separate reports. Dr. Blackburus 
plan Was discussed and rejected; 
and the important question of loca- 
tion was deferred till the next meet- 
ing of the Synod. Those urging a 
location west of the mountains were 
were not agreed upon any particular 
place; while those preferring a lo- 
cation east of the mountains, were 
a unit on Maryville. 

Dr. Blackburn seems to have 
been mortified by the decision of 
the Synod, and very soon after 
left the State. He finally went to 
Illinois, and laid the foundation of 

that excellent Institution, Black- 
burn University. In 1824. at Co- 
lumbia, the Synod decided that the 
Seminary should be permanently 
located at Maryville in East Ten- 
nessee. Thus we see a period of 
five years between the opening of 
the school in 1819, and its per- 
manent location in 1824. During 
tnis period. Dr. Anderson was go- 
ing on with his school of the 
prophets. He was elected Profes- 
sor of Didactic and Polemic Theol- 
ogy in 1819, and was formally 
inaugurated in 1822. These five 
years were full of anxiety. He 
and his friends were uneasy lest 
the Synod should decide to remove 
the Seminary to some other point. 
So when the Synod had fixed its 
permanent location at Maryville, 
they expected no more trouble on 
that question. But in this they 
were disapponited ; for the decis- 
ion was nor satisfactory to those 
west of the mountains. They at- 
tempted at next meeting of Synod 
to overrule this decision by moving 
for a division of Synod. The 
plan was to p etition the General 
Assembly to divide the Synod, 
naming that part east of the moun- 
tains, the Synod of East Tennes- 
see, and the part west of the moun- 
tains, the Synod of Tennessee. This 
would have carried the Seminary 
west of the mountains. Those 
opposed to the scheme moved an 
mendment to the proposed plan, 
whereby the General Assembly 
was petitioned to call that part of 
the Synod east of the mountains, 
the Synod of Tennessee, and the 
part west of the moutains, the. 

Synod of West Tennessee. This is 
the reason why this Synod is call- 
ed the Synod of Tennessee, rather 
than the Synod of East Tennessee ; 
which, from its geographical posi- 
tion, would have been its natural 
and appropriate name. 

But this was not the end of the 
perils through which our Alma 
Mater was called to pass. The 
Seminary was very poor, and in 
great need of funds to prosecute its 
work. In the year 1828, the Rev. 
Robert Hardin was appointed 
agent to go North to solicit funds. 
On his way he stopped at Danville 
Ky., and entered into aiticles of 
agreement with the Synod of Ken- 
tucky for the transfer of rhe Sem- 
inary to Danville. Instead of go- 
ing. on North, he went from Dan- 
ville to Virginia and obtained the 
signatures of the members of synod 
residing in that State, to the artic- 
les of agreement. He thence passed 
down through upper East Tennes- 
see, and obtained the signatures 
of all the brethren except Rev. 
Wm. Minnis. He then came to 
Dr. Anderson with his agreement 
and signatures. This was the first 
the Doctor knew of the movement. 
He took the papers and looked at 
them; read the names, and wept 
like a child, — and took up his pen 
and signed his own name to the 
articles, saying, u If the brethren, 
after all I have done to build up 
an Institution, are willing to give 
it away, / shall not stand in the 

Very soon after this the Board 
of Trustees was called together to 
consider the arrangement to trans- 


fer the Seminary to Danville. 
What they did, had to be done 
quickly ; for the Synod was to meet 
soon anil ratify as a body, what 
most of the members had agreed 
to individually. It was resolved, 
therefore, by the Board to raise 
$ 10.000 to endow a Professorship, 
on condition lhat the Seminary 
should remain at Maryville ; and 
in case of removal, the money 
was to revert to the subscribers or 
to their heirs. Three agents were 
at once appointed to raise the re- 
quired amount, namely, JRev.Thos. 
Brown, liev Elijah M. Eagleton 
i ad liev. \Ym. A. McOampbell. 
The last went to Kentucky *and 
returned without anything. Eagle- 
ton canvassed lower East Tennes- 
see, and rait «id aoout $800. Brown 
operated in upper East Tennssee. 
and secured subscriptions tQ the 
amount of $ 9,000. 

When Synod met, it decided to 
accept the subscriptions on the 
conditions proposed, and thus re- 
tain the Seminary at Maryville. 
Of this subscription about $8,000 
were collected; a part of which 
was used for the purchase of a 
farm for the Seminary, and the 
remainder was appropriated to the 
endowment of the Professorship of 
Didactic Theology. 

The next great difficulty encoun- 
tered by the Seminary, was in ob- 
taining a charter. Before applica- 
tion was ever made to the Legis- 
lature for a charter, Dr. Anderson 
published several articles in the 
Knoxville Register , showing the 
importance and advantages of such 
an institution in a country enjoy- 
ing a republican government. "He 

pxpressly disavowed all intention 
of making the institution sectarian 

in any offensive sense.'' But the 
intent of those articles was most 
wilfully perverted by a class of 
citizens, for whose ignorance ana 
wickedness we blush with shame. 
They declared that Dr. Anderson 
was advocating the union of 
Church and State; that he wanted 
Presbyterianism the established 
religion of this country; and, that 
the Southern and Western Theo- 
logical Seminary was an engine of 
oppression ; that its design was to 
send out missionaries v *\frio w?rev.o 
twine around the government, get 
into the State Legislature, have 
religion established, and overturn 
the civil and religious liberties of • 
the people. One of these calum- 
niators had the audacity to make 
these statements in the columns of 
the Knoxville Register. Nor did 
he cease his wicked abuse, until 
he received a reply from Rev.- Jas. 
Gallaher, over the signature of 
Valde Timidus. The author of 
those abuses soon after became in- 
sane, in conseqence, as some sup- 
posed, of the withering satire from 
Yalde Timidus. It was amazing 
to see how those slanders were 
believed by the common people. 
For a time, no Presbyterian could 
get an office, not even that of Con- 
stable, just because he was sap- 
posed to be in favor of having 
Presbyterianism made the estab- 
lished religion of the country. The 
members of the Legislature. I am 
ashamed to say, were so impregna- 
ted with this falshood, that the 
Seminary was never able to obtain 
a charter till 1*42. 


The Calvinistic Magazine, of 
December 1827, makes this caus- 
tic remark: 

"Many enlightened men in our State, 
have been staring al the Maryville Semi 
nary, with dilated eyes, a'^d 'running a 
screaming division on, what lawyers in 
England call, the four pleas of the crown' j 
Murder ! Fire ! Treason ! Robbery/ Let I 
llie reader decide, whether such m~n have ! 
not displayed quite, as much wisdom and ! 
acquaintance with the subject as the new- 
ly arrived for< igDer, who, when encouu- j 
tering for the first time the American j 
terrapin, stepped back, and with great j 
earnestness, called to his companions ; [ 
' boy s a draw your rifles — this must be an j 
Indian — or^arattlesnake ' " 

For many years the Seminary wres- j 
tied with this popularprejudice;and 
at last when the charter was ob- 
tained,- it had this contemptible 
provision ir* it : that the Trustees 
s,hould be elected by the County 
Court. Such a "ridiculous pro- 
vision '" did not meet the wishes 
of Dr. Anderson and his coadju- 
tors, who desired to place the 
Seminary entirely under the care 
and control of the Synod. They 
obtained this by an amendment to 
the charter in 1846. 

After this, the Seminary was 
known as Maryville College, which 
went on quite steadily with its 
work until 1853, when the Trus- 
tors began to erect a brick build- 
ing, which never was finished and 
resulted in bringing a debt on the 
College greater than it could bear. 
Moreover the number of students 
was gradually decreasing, and, as 
is usual in such cases, many of the 
supporters of the College cast the 
blame on the managers. However 
the Trustees tried in every way to 
secure funds for its relief. A 
plan of scholarships was adopted. 

and agents were appointed. But 
all these failed. A general dissat- 
isfaction spread throughout the 
Synod. Various causes were as- 
signed to account for the lack of 
prosperity. Some said the Treas- 
urer was dishonest; some, that the 
Professors were so rude and un- 
couth that the people of culture 
and refinement would not patronize 
them; some, that the citizens of 
Maryville made unreasonable 
charges for goods; and finally, some 
said, that it was because 
the College was located in 
the wrong place. In consequence 
of all this, at a meeting of the 
Synod held in Blountville, in 1855 , 
one of the complainers presented 
"a paper relating to the building 
up and sustaining, within the 
bounds of Synod, a literary and 
theological seminary of a high 
order.'' — high enough, I suppose, 
to turn out gentlemen of taste and 
refinement. A committee was 
appointed to consider the matter, 
and to bring in a report. They • 
could not agree. A majority report 
was brought in requesting Synod 
to establish this wonderful school 
at whatever point the most money 
could be raised for it. A minority 
report was brought in by Rev.Wm. 
Minnis, showing "that the charter 
of Maryville College" could "never 
cover funds for an institution at 
another place ; '' that removing the . 
College to another place would 
sacrifice all the property and funds 
now held by the charter, amount- 
ing to twenty or thirty thousand 
dollars ; that such a movement 
would likely result in a greater 

(Continued! on pnge 15.) 


§Uflj3J)ic Mniou 

MAterary Society, 

Mary vil ie College. 


Man versus Circumstances. 

T. N. Brown, Maryville. 
Chains. Miss Sara Silsbt, Marion, Ala. 

PhUoswhypf Language. 

R. H. Coulter, Maryville. 
27ie 2c/w? ofa Hundred Years. 

Miss Sallie Henry, Maryville. 
Resolved that Popery is a greater evil than Slavery. 


L B. Terford,- - - - Maryville. 

C. C. Hembree, Springfield Mo. 


S. T. Wilson, .... Athens. 
J. E. Rogers, - - - Sale Creek. 

Tuesday morning with its glori- 
ous sunrise and clear atmosphere, 
gave promise of an evening favor- 
able to the Adelphic Union Liter- 
ary Society's annual public exercise 
and so indeed did it prove. New 
Providence Church was crowded 
at an early hour by an expectant 
assembly, and at a quarter of eight 
Mr. W. E. B. Harris, the president 
of the A. U. L. S., appeared on 
the decorated stage and called on 
Rev. C. E. Tedford, an Alumnus, 
to open with prayer. After the In- 
vocation came instrumental music. 
The President in a few words ex- 
plained the union of the Bainonian 
literary Society with the Adelphic, 
and then announced Mr. Thos. N. 
Brown, as an orator. He main- 
tianed that the generally received 
doctrine that ''Circumstances make 
the man,'' was false, and that the 
reverse of this is true. He held 
the same opinion with the one who 
said: "Away with the dogma that 

man is a creature of circumstances. 
The soul is a mariner, that can so 
pilot her bark as to make the most 
hostile winds waft her to the shores 
on which her soul is set," His 
speech was we'll written and very 
well delivered. The ''Athenian" 
is proud of her representative ora- 
tor as she man well be. 

Next came a. poem by Miss 
Silsby, a representive of the Bai- 
nonian Society, entitled" Chains,'' 
which we give in this number of 
the Student. 

Mr. R. H. Coulter, of the Ani- 
mi Cultus, delivered his oration on 
the " Philosophy of Language," 
in his usual eloquent manner and 
showing much thought, and skill 
m the use of language. 

Miss Sallie Henry next read a 
well timed essay on "The Land of 
a Hundred Years," telling the 
"old, old story,'' of America's 
struggles in an entirely new and 
interesting way. She deserves 
especial credit for her effort, since 
she had prepared on an entirely 
different subject, but had to relin- 
quish it as it interfered with an- 
other public exercise, and by this 
means had only three weeks to 
prepare in. The Bainonian was 
certainly well represented by her. 

Next on the programme was 
the debate, but space will not al- 
low an extended report. Messrs. 
L. B. Tedford and J. E. Rogers 
represented the Animi Cultus. and 
C. C. Hembree and S. T. Wilson 
the Athenian. The Presidents of 
the Animi Cultus and Athenian 
Societies then presented to the 
graduates of the Societies their di- 
plomas, and the exercises closed. 


iii lie larpille minimi 

Morturi Salntamus. 

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with us will oblige us by paying 
up at once. 

Those who wish copies of this 
number of the Student may ob- 
tain them by sending us the small 
sum of ten cents. 

The breaking of our inking ma- 
chinery caused some delay in get- 
ting out this number, and on this 
account also, some of the printing 
is not as good as usual . 

Another school year has flown 
by, books are laid aside, and the 
busy throng of students have de- 
parted, glad to spend the vacation 
free from the cares and labors of 
college life, yet sorry to leave the 
friends with whom they had been 
associated in climbing the "hill of 

And so it is with us. We feel 
much relieved when we lay down 
the cares and toils necessarily con- 
nected with publishing the Stu- 
dent ; yet it is not without a sigh 
of regret, for our work has not 
been without its pleasures, and 
we feel somewhat as if we were 
parting from an old friend. 

With this number the Mary- 
ville Student ceases to exist. The 
Student is perhaps the only col- 
lege juornal in the land, both the 
editing and printing of which are 
done entirely by students. The 
labor and time necessarily spent 
upon such a paper are considera- 
ble. It is as much as a student 
can well do to attend to his studies 
in the proper manner, and we can 
not continue our paper and do jus- 
tice to ourselves and our books. 

And now, as we lay aside our 
pens, thanking our friends for the 
assistance they have given us, we 
bid you all FAREWELL! 




No one will be surprised, we 
snppose, to hear that there is now 
a Mrs. S. M. Pedigo. We wish 
you and your wife a happy and 


long life, Samuel. 

The students remaining in 
Maryville during the Summer, 
have formed a literary society, 
called the ''Holiday Society." 
The officers are 

Miss Mary Bartlett, President. 
Mr. T. N. Brown, Vice President. 
Miss Sara Silsby, .Secretary. 

Miss Ida Baker, Treasurer. 

Monday night of Commence- 
ment week, Ivev. E. S. Heron, who 
had been invited to deliver the 
annual address before the Adel- 
phic Union , entertained alarge aud- 
ience in New Providence Church 
with a lecture on "Mistakes in 
Life." He said that it was not his 
intention to deliver a learned dis- 
course; but his "plain hearthstone 
talk,'' presenting a pleasing com- 
bination of well directed advice, 
and humorous illustrations, was of 
course well received by an attentive 
audience. This is the second in- 
tellectual treat Mr. Heron has giv- 
en us this year. We hope it may 
not be the last. 

Bainonian Entertainment. 

The Bainonians, who«have been 
holding their society meetings in 
the chapel this year, wishing to 
have a hall of their own, obtained 
permission to use the hall opposite 
the apparatus room for their soci- 
ety, and desiring to raise money 
for fitting it up, announced their 
intention of giving an entertain- 
ment for that purpose in the chap- 
el on the 5th of May. Those who 
had attended their fiirst public ex- 

ercises, were expecting something 
fine, and when the long looked 
for day arrived they were by no 
menus disappointed. 

The following was the pro- 
gramme for the night: 

Chorus; Forest Echoes. 

Scene; Love in a Cottage. 

Piano Duet; "Banjo." 

Drama; Spirit. of Seventy-six. 

1st Act. 

Chorus; Distant Drum. 

2nd Act. 

'•ABC Duct:' Vocal. 

2nd Act. 

Music; Piano and Guitar. 


Piano Duet. 

Drama; Doctor Mondschein. 

1st Act. 

Music; Piano and Guitar. 

2nd Act. 

Song ; Silver Moon. 

3rd Act. 

Solo; The Day is Done. 

4th Act. 

Song; New Star Spangled Banner. 

Tableau; Wealth or Love? 

Song; Angel of Peace. 

The entertainment was a suc- 
cess, and deserves a* more extend- 
ed notice, but lack of space for- 

After such public exhibitions as 
we have had from the young ladies' 
society, the prophesies of those 
who seemed to think that the 
"girls" could not keep up a literary 
society are heard no more, and 
those wise ones have found that 
they were much mistaken when 
they predicted that the Bainonian 
would soon cease to exist. 




|]rder of f xenp8$ 


Death without a r..ame. 

VV. E. B. Hakkis, Kuoxville. 




<i. S. \\\ McCampbell, Kuoxville. 


National Currency. * 

VT. E. McCampbell, Kuoxville. 



J. A. Rogers, Chattanooga, 



"Truest truth, the fairest Beauty." 
With the Valedictory.* 

Mish MakV Vj. Baktlett, Maryville. 



*By the- special and unanimous request of the 

Commencement day was ushered 
in with rain and mud, and there 
was a fair prospect of a disagreea- 
ble night; but as the hour for com- 
mencing the exercises approached, 
the clouds began to be cleared 
'from the sky and from the faces 
of those who wished to attend, and 
when t\)i' appointed hour arrived, 
the church was crowded with those 
who bad come to see our seniors 
perform their last duties as students 

of Maryville College, and re- 
ceive certificates of the faithful 
performance of their duties while 
completing their college course. 

The exercises were opened with 
prayer by President Bartlett, and 
after music. Mr. W. E. B. Harris 
delivered his oration on "Death 
without a Name." The subject 
was well handled, and his excel- 
lent delivery and clear voice made 
it a still more pleasing effort. 

The subject chosen by Mr. G. S. 
W. McCampbell was "Genius," 
and his oration was well written 
and well delivered. 

Mr. W. E. McCampbell's ora- 
tion on "National Currency'' was 
good both in matter and delivery, 
setting forth the advantages of a 
return to specie payment, clearly 
and forcibly, and showing the evil 
effects of holding on to paper cur- 

"Friendship," by Mr. J. A. 
Rogers, was the last of the ora- 
tions, and the audience signified 
their approval of this effort, as in 
the case of the otheis, with a 
shower of flowers. 

Miss Mary E. Bartlett, the sec- 
ond lady graduating in the regu- 
lar course of our college, was the 
next r to delight the audience with 
an essay on '"'Truest Truth the 
Fairest Beauty,'' closing with the 
Valedictory, which, clothed in 
beautiful language and well read, 
by no means fell behind the other 

The diplomas were then present- 
ed by the President, and after 
some closing remarks, a hymn 
was sung and the audience was 


want of harmony in the Synod than 
now exists, and perhaps result in 
two institutions in the hounds of 
Synod aiming at the same object. 
In closing his report he said: '-We 
firmly believe that if Synod would 
earnestly and faithfully lay hold 
on our beloved Institution, we can 
build it up and make it all we can 
hope to make of another institution 
located clsewtipre, and with more 
peace and harmony, and 
more to the interest of the 
great cause we all have at 
heart. We therefore, would re- 
spectfully recommend that the Syn- 
od in place of pulling down and 
starting anew, would proceed har- 
moniously to build upon our pres- 
ent foundation, laid in prayers 
and tears and self denial, and al- 
most at the sacrifice of life.'' 

But the majority report was 
adopted; twenty-seven for it, and 
sixteen against it. Accordingly a 
committee was appointed to take 
the matter in charge, to receive 
propositions which might be made, 
and to report at next meeting of 
Synod. The chairman requested 
the committee to meet in July next 
at Newmarket. But as no one 
came except three, including the 
chairman himself, they adjourned 
without transacting any business. 
Each member of the committee 
received a special notice to meet in 
Knoxville on the 19th of Septem- 
ber. But only the chair. nan and 
three of the commm'ittee made 
their appearance. However, they 
accepted the proposiuon »Vom 
Rogersville, that it thej would lo- 
cate the institution there, they 
would give thirty-five thousand 


By this lime, the friends of 
Maiyville were thoroughly arous- 
ed, and sent a large delegation to 
the Synod, which met in Athens 
September '25th, 1856. Before the 
committee had made their report, 
a resolution was offered, stating 
that it would be "inexpedient in 
the Synod to accept the proposals 
to found another literary and theo- 
logical institution within its 
bounds.'' The resolution was 
adopted: forty- four voted for it, 
and twenty-six against it. .This 
seems to have settled the matter, 
and our Alma Mater rejoiced 
that she had again escaped from the 
jaws of destruction. 

But she was still poor and weak, 
and in great need of friends. About 
this time the New School Presby- 
terians of the South withdrew from 
the Constitutional General Assem- 
bly, and formed themselves into a 
body known as the United Synod. 
The Synod of Tennessee approved 
of this secession, and in order 
to help .the college, adopted the 
following resolutions : 

'•That we, the members of the 
Synod of Tennnesee, do hereby 
recommend to the Board of Trus- 
tees of Mary ville College to confer 
with the United Synod at its next 
stated meeting, and if found prac- 
ticable, make over to the United 
Synod all the property, funds, etc. 
ot'- the institution upon the follow- 
ing conditions, viz.: 

1. That United Synod agree to 
make Maryville College the college 
of the denomination they represent. 

2. That the Theological I )epart- 
mentremain asat present: although 


the United 8} nod may hereafter es- 
tablish a Theological Seminary on 
a larger scale at some other point. 

3. That the property, funds etc. 
thus placed under the control of the 
United Synod; revert to the Synod 
of Tennessee if the United Synod 
should ever cease to exist." 

On these conditions, the United 
Synod received the College. 
Whether this brought any aid to 
the College, I cannot say. I men- 
tion these resolutions now, for they 
will be referred to hereafter. 

The next great calamity was the 
Civil War. The school was sus- 
pended on the 2'2d of April, 1861, 
when the roar of cannon was heard 
in Charleston harbor. Soon after 
followed the awful period of de- 
vastation and bloodshed. The 
large brick building, which had 
cost so much labor and money and 
never was finished, was used for 
barracks by contending armies. Its 
partition walls were knocked down, 
and the sash torn from the win- 
dows to make fuel for the shiver- 
ing soldiers. Its precious library 
of several thousand volumes was 
a'.most entirely destroyed. The 
fountains of the great deep seemed 
to have been broken up, and the 
floodgates of destruction to have 
been thrown open. The most san- 
guine friends of Ihe College did 
not believe that it could suivive 
such a catastrophe. When the war 
closed, the College was such a 
wreck, that it seemed like folly to 
think of reviving it. But at a 
meeting of Synod in Newmarket 
in 1865. Rev. T. J. Lamar, one 
Of the Professors wassailed upon 
to srive a statement of the condi- 

tion of the College, its buildings 
and funds. His statement revealed 
nothing but ruin. A committee 
was appointed by Synod to define 
its ecclesiastical character and re- 
lations. The following is an ex- 
tract from their report: 'Since our 
last meeting the United Synod, 
with which this body has heretofore 
been in ecclesiastical connection, 
has been united with the General 
Assembly of the Confederate 
States, and has therefore ceased 
to have existence ; which action 
was taken without the approval or 
concurrence of this body, and is 
now disapproved. That being thus 
left without any ecclesiastical con- 
nection with any other 'existing 
religious body, we hereby express 
our desire and purpose to re-unite 
with the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church of the Unit- 
ed States of America." 

This, of course, threw the care 
and control of the College back on 
the Synod of Tennessee, according 
to the stipulations made with the 
United Synod in 1858. These 
stipulations stand to-day in dis- 
tinct characters on the records of 
the Synod. 

The first effort to revive the In- 
stitution was made by the Synod 
of Tennessee at Newmarket, in 
in 1865, where a Board of Trustees 
was elected, and required to ap- 
point a treasurer to collect the as- 
I sets of the College, to pay up all its 
indebtedness, to redeem the prop- 
erty, (for it all had been sold for 
debt by order of court, at public 
auction, in 1864,) and to invest 
the bailance of funds in Govern- 
ment bonds. 


Let us see what was the finan- 
cial condition of the College at 
that time. 

Before the war, the endowment 
fund was $15,739.80. "A con- 
siderable part of it had been loan- 
ed to parties'who. with their sure- 
ties, became insolvent Several 
thousand dollars were invested in 
Confederate bonds. So thai, after 
deducting the expenses of collect; 
ing, there remained of the endow- 
ment |7182.28. Estimating the 
securities at their market value. 
this fund, in cash, amounted to 
$5536.75; adding to this the cash 
value of the real estate, the whole 
assets of Mary ville College in 1865 
were not more than $6036,75. 
With this little remnant of prop- 
erty and funds, the friends of the 
College began the work of resus- 

Prof. Lamar was appointed r a- 
gent to solicit funds. He started 
North in December, 1865, and re- 
turned in April, 1866, having ob- 
tained only $125; not enough to 
pay his traveling expenses. Synod 
had also authorized him to reopen 
the College at Maryville m the 
Fall. Handbills were extensively 
circulated, announcing that the 
College would be reopened Sept.. 
5th, 1866. When the morning 
arrived, thirteen young men just 
from the farm, were seen sitting 
on slab seats in the old College 
Chapel, while the Professor read 
the Scriptures and prayed. Surely 
it was a gloomy prospect. There 
stood a huge old building without 
a decent room in it, and without a 

pane of glass in its windows. 1'he 
cows of the town would come and 
look in as if they were astonished 
at our action. 

Every thing was so horrible and 
disgusting that some of the stu- 
cents almost determined to leave in 
spite of the Professor's entreaties. 
But. after attachments were formed 
and the number of* students had 
increased, the school went on fine- 
ly. Before cold weather the win- 
dows of the Chapel were closed, 
which was recitation room as well 
as Chape 1 . The year closed with 
fifty students enrolled. And many 
of the young men said that the}' 
had never spent a more pleasant 
and profitable year in their lives. 

The school opened again in 
September 1867 with brighter 
prospects. The old house haa been 
greatly improved. Rev. Darius 
Shoop, then supplying the New 
Providence Church, assisted in 
teaching, and in October, Rev. 
Alex. Bartlett arrived and entered 
upon his duties as Prof, of the 
Latin Language. Rev. Samuel 
Sawyer also obtained several hun- 
dred volumes for the Library, and 
things began to wear the appear- 
ance of a first class college, as we 
thought During this year several 
valuable donations were nade to 
the College. Mr. Thaw of Pitts- 
burgh gave $4000; General Howard 
gave $3000 ; and Rev. Thompson 
Bird of Des Moines, Iowa, gave 
one thousand volumes to the Li- 
brary. By these gifts the Trustees 
were enabled to buy 65 acres of 
land at a cost of $1955. 95, aud to 
appropriate about $3000 to build- 


iug a Professors house. In March 
1869. Rev. P. M. Bartlett came to 
fill the Presidential chair to which 
he had been elected. This year the 
college received .$10,000 from 
General Howard, and $6,000 from 
Mr. Thaw. With this fund the 
trustees were encouragpd to build, 
find in September the foundation of 
Anderson Hall was laid, and in a 
year was ready for u >e. About this 
time an article from Prof. Lamar 
appeared in the New York Evan- 
gelist, whicti directed the atten- 
tion of a wealthy old gentleman, 
John C. Baldwin of Orange, New 
Jersey. to Maryville College. Short- 
ly before his death. President 
Bartlett called upon him and re- 
ceived a. pledge of $10,000 toward 
an endowment fund.* In addition 
to this Mr. Baldwin intimated that 
he might give $10,000 more for 
the erection of dormitories. He 
not only gave this sum for that 
purpose, but added $5,000 more. 
The entire amount which he gave 
to the college, including his sub- 
scription of $10,000 was $26,500. 
On account of some difficulty in 
collecting the subscription only 
$'25,300 were: received by the col- 
lege. The institution is greatly in- 
debted to Wm. A. Booth Esq. of 
New York City, who encouraged 
Mr. Baldwin to help it in the lime 
of its greatest need. This was in 
1871. The year before, General 
Howard had given $3,000 more, 
making in all $10,000. appropri- 
ated by him from the funds of the 
Freechnau's Bureau. In 1871 the 
dormitories were built. The entire 
cost o^ Hip three building was 

about $60,000. Of this sum, about 
i $3,000 were given by the cit- 
J izens of Blount County. 
' The College had entered *upon a 
career of remarkable prosperity. 
For the first time in its history was 
it furnished with the requisite 
buildingc. AH it now lacks is an 
endowment fund to support its 
teachers. It has only $ 13,000 in- 
vested as an endowment, which is 
, hardly sufficient to support one 
teacher. Mr. Thaw contributes 
from one to two thousand dollars 
and Mr. Dodge usually one thous- 
and annually to meet current ex- 
penses', which is almost all the 
monev received by the College 
since 1871. 

Our Alma Mater has always 
struggled against poverty and 
weakness. Dr. Anderson labored 
without knowing whence his sup- 
port should come. The students 
were too poor to be of any service 
financially. Many of them paid 
their way by working on the Col- 
lege farm. From 1819 till 1861 
no professor ever received so much 
as $500 salary ; while the average 
was about $300. The College la- 
bored under financial troubles be- 
fore the war, ■ and it labors under 
them still. When these troubles 
^shall be removed, the Lord only 
knows. Our motto is and ever 
shall be, Jehovah-jireh, the Lor I 
will provide. 

Before closing this address, I 
wish to call attention to a particu- 
lar feature of this College. In 
1868, the Synod of Tennessee 
passed a resolution, "that no per- 
son having the requisite moral 


and literary qualifications fo: 
mission ro the privileges of 
ville College, shall he ex 
reason of race or color.'' This 
of the Synod was at once soun 
throughout the land as an in- 
tolerable innovation, as an out- 
rage upon society, as an insuit to 
the old and honored institutions 
of the country. Most horrible 
pictures were drawn, and bitterest 
maledictions were pronounced. Let 
ussee whether this is an innovation. 
I shall read from the records of the 
Svnod of Tennessee in session nt 
Nashville October 8th. 1821; only 
two years after it had found- 
ed the Southern and Western 
Theological Seminary. "What I 
shall read is an answer to an ad- 
dress received from the Manumis- 
sion Society, and is as follows ; 

Dear Brethren: We have read 
with deep interest your address to 
the judicatories of the Church of 
Christ. We lament the existence 
of slavery in our otherwise free 
and happy country as the greatest 
natural and moral evil that 
ever existed in any country. We 
firmly believe it is such an evil as 
will ruin our country most inevit- 
ably, unless prevented by a gra- 
cious God. The principles of 
slavery are at war with all the nat- 
ural rights of men and hostile to 
all the principles of natural and re- 
vealed religion. We cannot doubt 
for a moment but that God will 
one day plead the cause of the op- 
pressed, either by causing the 
powerof His holy religion to be so 
felt that the people shall be \M|11- 
to let the oppressed go tree; or He 

will unbind then ien bj his 

■■ hand 
judgments set the cap- 
tive Hi Such were th'j 

convictions of the lounders of this 
Colic ; . 

In contrast with this, I shall 
read a resolution offered in Synod 
at Knoxville, September, 1862. 

Whereas, Christ requires it as 
an essential qualification in bis 
gospel ministers that they be sound 
in the faith, Therefore, Kesolved 
that it is the mind of this Synod 
that our Presbyteries should not 
license or ordain any man holding 
antiscriptural or abolition doctrines. 
Signed, James McChain, John 
J. Robinson and R. I. Wilson." 

Whom shall we follow, and 
whom are we fo 'lowing? the fath- 
ers of 1801. or the Southern Chiv- 
alry of 1862? But this is not all. 
Those good old men suffer sdi Dr. 
Anderson to bring colored men in- 
to the College, and even to keep 
them in his own hon^e without 
saying a word against it. 

Ever since the war, the College 
has been on the siie of freedom ; 
and the managers are determined 
to use it to promote the principles 
asserted by its founders. It means 
to remain loyal to liberty and to 
truth. It is not ashamed of its 
history. It glories in it. It has 
been loyal to its Church, and to 
our civil government. It is not 
ashamed of what Dr. Anderson 
said in 1832: that "the man who 
silently thought of disolving the 
Union ought to be hung, and, if 
1 he spoke it, deserved some sever- 

I or f*+a " 




The following is a list of the 
Professors who have been in the 
Institution since 1819, so far as I 
have been able to ascertain the 
Isaac Anderson, elected— 

Prof, of Didactic and Polemic 
Theology, Oct. 20, 1819. 

Robert Hardin, elected — 

Prof, of Ecclesiastical History 
and Church Gov. Oct. 12, '26. 
William Eagleton, elected — 

Prof.ofSacr'dLit.Oct. 12, '26. 
Samuel McCracken, elected — 
Prof, of Mathematics and Natu- 
ral Philosophy, Nov. 1, [31. 
Resigned, Oct. '32. 
Fielding Pope, elected — 

Prof, of Mathematics and Natu- 
ral Philosophy, Oct. '32. 
Darius Hoyt, elected— 

Prof, of Languages, '29. 

Died, Aug. 16, '37. 
John S. Craig, elected — 

Prof, of Languages, Sept. 3, '40. 

Fielding Pope resigned, '50. 

John J. Eobinson, elected — 

Prof, of Sacred Literature, '50. 

Resigned, '55. 

T. J. Lamar, elected — 

Prof, of Sacred Literature, '56. 
John J. Robinson, elected — 

President, '5 7. 
T. J. Lamar, elected — 
' Pi of. of Greek Lang. & Lit. '67. 
Alexander Bartlett, elected — 

Prof, of Latin laiig. & Lit., '67. 
P. M. Bartlett elected — 

President, '68. 
G. S. W. Crawford elected — 

Prof, of Mathematics, '75. 
I also subjoin a list of the num- 
ber of students in the Institution, 
bo for as I caw, 


Total No. 

Studgfor tfinst. 













































































































Graduates since the War. 



1874 6 



1875 9 




L876 5 


Total 33 




At 11 o'clock Wednesday and 
Thursday mornings of Commence- 
ment week quite an audience as- 
sembled in the chapel to hear the 
essays read by young ladies of the 
different rhetorical classes. The 
readers and subjects were as fol- 

Wednesday ; 

"Happiness, Barbara Norwood. 
Beauties of Nature, Minnie Copley. 
Choosing avocation, Dora Harvey. 
A visit to my great-grand parents, 
Cina Porter, 
The sale of the old farm, 

Emma Parham. 
Bashfulness, R. Crawford. 

Naming the B ibv, Grac'e Lord. 
The Cloud.. Luelln Small. 

The Hill of Science, Cora Bartlett. 
A legend, Belle Porter. 

A Fly's Letter, Maggie Henry 

Thursday ; 
Historia Unius Hominis, Pars I., 
Nellie Bartlett. 
Historia Unius Hominis, Pars II., 
Mollie Biddle. 
Historia Uaius Hominis, Pars III., 
Sara Silsby. 
Hlstor'a Unius Hominis, Pars IV., 
Sallie Henry. 
Memorial of Man, Mr. Potter. 
This feature of commencement 
week attracts more attention than 
in years gone by. The essays are 
selected from those read during 
the year in the rhetorical classes, 
and are, therefore, fair indices to 
the general excellence of the stu- 
dents in composition. 

The Alumni and fn'r-nds of 
Mary ville College, thinking it would 
b(> of benefit to those interested in 
the College, have ordered ths 
address delivered bv Pi of. Craw- 
ford before an audience consisting 
of the Alumni and patrons of the 
institution, in the College Chapel, 
to be published. We hope that 
the address will find itself in the 
hands of all interested in Mary- 
ville College, and in the cause of 

As has been the custom in years 
past to set apart Wednesday night 
of Commencement week for a gen- 
eral gathering of the students and 
the friends of the college, or Social 
m it is called, so was it this year. 
Wednesday came with the usual 
examinations, but by some means 
the students went through with 
more spirit than before. All were 
entertaining great anticipations 
concerning the approaching "final 
Social." The bell rang at an ear- 
Iv hour, and night had hardly drop- 
ped her sable curtains o'er the 
earth, ere couples were seen from 
different directions, all bound for 
one common destination, the chap- 
el. The room was crowded with 
young and old. Soon the perfor* 
mances commenced, and continued 
without intermission till President 
called all to seats to listen to a few 
remarks. A prayer was offered, 
and enjoyment reigned for half an 
hour more when the entertainment 
closed at "time's up," from Pi es'd. 
Then each sorrowfully left. Snap 
as usual reigned supreme 


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