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FOR 19024903 



/. H^. TUCKER, Printer, Jackson, Mtss 



Twelfth Session begins Wednesday, September 23. 
Entrance Examinations in Latin and Greek, September 22. 
Entrance Examinations in English and Mathematics, 

September 23. 
Recitations begin September 23. 
First Half Term ends November 5. 
Examinations, First Term, December 12-18. 
Christmas Holidays, December 19-28. 
Second Term begins December 29. 


Examinations, Second Term, March 12-18. 
Third Term begins March 19. 
Examinations, Third Term, May 27- June 2. 
Commencement Exercises begin June 3. 
Commencement Sunday, June 5. 
Commencement Day, June 7. 
Thirteenth Session begins September 21. 


Friday, May 29, 

11 o'clock, A. M., Freshman Prize Declamation. 

8 o'clock, p. M., Debate by Representatives of the 
Galloway and Lamar Literary Societies. 

Saturday, May 30. 

11 o'clock, A. M., Sophomore Oratorical Contest. 
4 o'clock, p. M., Contest for Gunning" Medal. 

Sunday, May 31, 

11 o'clock, A. M , Commencement Sermon by 

Bishop Charles Betts Galloway, Jackson, Miss., 

Monday, June 1, 

9 o'clock, A. M., Annual Meeting of the Board of 

11 o'clock, A. M., Graduating Speeches and Delivery 

of Medals. 
8 o'clock, p. M., Alumni Reunion. 

Tuesday, June 2, 

3 o'clock, A. M., Annual Address by Dr. H. M. 
Dubose, and Conferring of Degrees. 



Bishop Chas. B. Galloway, D. D., LL. D President 

Dr. a. F. Watkins Vice-President 

J. B. Streater Secretary 

Maj. R. W. Millsaps Treasurer 

Term Expires iti igo^; 

Rev. W. C. Black, D.D Moss Point 

J. C. Kyle Sardis 

Rev. T. B. Holloman Vicksburg- 

Rev. T. W. Lewis Columbus 

Rev. R. A. Meek West Point 

Maj. R. W. Millsaps Jackson 

J. S. Sexton Hazlehurst 

J. B. Streater Black Hawk 

Term Expires igo8: 

R. L. Bennett Yazoo City 

J. R. Bing-ham Carrollton 

I. C . Enochs Jackson 

Rev. W. B. Lewis Jackson 

Rev. W. W. Woollard Winona 

Dr. W. G. S. Sykes Aberdeen 

Rev. S. M. Thames Coldwater 

Rev. A. F. Watkins, D. D Jackson 



The College Faculty and Assistants 


Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy. 

A. B., Southern University, 1874; Member of North Mississippi Con- 
ference since 1874; Principal "Winona High School, 1882-84: 
Vice-President Whitworth Female College, 1886-92; D. D., Cen- 
tenary College, 1887; LL. D., Wofford College, 1897. 


Professor of Latin and Greek, 

A. B., Emory College, 1888; A. M., Vanderbilt University, 1892: Wil- 
marth Fellow, University of Chicago, resident in Kome and 
Athens, 1895-96; Ph. D., University of Chicago, 1902. 


Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy. 

A. B., Southern University, 1880, and A. M., 1881; Member of Ala- 
bama Conference 1881-94, and of Mississippi Conference since 1894; 
Professor of Mathematics, Southern University, 1882-94; Ph. D., 
Illinois Wesleyan University, 1888, 


Professor of English. 

A. B.. Emory and Henry College, 1891; Professor in Northwest Mis 
souri College, 1892-95; M. A., Vanderbilt University, 1897: As- 
sistant in English, Vanderbilt University, 1897-98; Professor o 
English and History in Polytechnic College, 1898-1900. * 


Professoi' of History and Modern Languages. 

B. S„ Vanderbilt University, 1896; M. A . , Vanderbilt University, 1898; 
Professor, Morrisville Collesre, 1897-98; University of Chicago, 
1898-99; Professor, Polytechnic College, 1S99- 1900. 


A. B., Centenarv College, Louisiana, 1887; A. M., University of Mis- 
sissippi, 1890; A. M.. Vanderbilt University. 1897: Ph. D,, Van- 
derbilt University, 1900; Professor Natural Science, Centenary 
College, Louisiana, 1889-1902; Assistant in Astronomy, Vander- 
bilt University, 1896-97. 


Professor of Sociology and Biology, 

A. B., Millsaps College, 1898; B. D. and M. A.. Vanderbilt University 
1901; Professor, Hendrix College, 1901-1902. 

The Law School Faculty 



Law of Real Estate, Equity furisprudence,^ and Equity Procedure 

A. B., University of Mississippi, 1868; LL. B., 1869; Professor of 
Law, 1877-92; Chairman of the Faculty. 1886-89; Chancellor 
lS89-January, 1892; LL. D., Mississippi College, 1882. 


Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure,^ Evidence, Latv of Corpora- 
tions, Constitutional Law, and L,aw and Practice in Eederai 

A. B., University of Mississippi, 1871. and A. M.. 1873; LL. B., Uni- 
versity of Mississippi, 1874, and LL. D., 1895; Adjunct Professor 


of Greek, University of Mississippi, 1871-74; Professor of Law 
University of Mississippi, 1892-94; Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Court of the State. 


Contracts, Torts^ Personal Property, Pleading, and Commercial 

Graduate, University of Mississippi; Harvard Law School. 

The Prepaf atory School Faculty 


Head Master. 


Mathematics and Greek. 

A. M. Centenary College, 1870; President and Professor, Port Gibson' 
Female College, 1867-7J; Professor Whitworth Female College, 


Assistant Master in English and Latin. 

A. B., Hiwassee College, 1888; Professor of Greek in Hiwassee College, 
1884-91; A.M., Hiwassee College, 1886; Professor of Latin and 
Greek, Harperville College, 1891-93; Principal of Dixon High 
School, 1893-97; Associate Principal of Harperville School, 1897- 
99; Associate Principal of Carthage School, 1899-1900. 

Other Officers 





For A. B. Degree 


Bible I hr 

I^tin 4 hrs 

Greek • 4 

Mathematics 4 

English ^ 


I,atin 4 hrs 

Greek or German 4 

Chemistry 2-I-1 

Mathematics 4 

English 4 


^Philosophy 3 hrs 

'' Latin 3 

Physics 2-1-1 

English (A) 3 

Elective from I 

Greek, German, ) j 

Psychology / -^ 

Biology or \ ^ 

History J 1 SL 

Chemistry (B) 2-I-1 or (A) 2-I-1... 

Mathematics (A) 3 

Mathematics (B) 2 

Surveying i 

Sociology 3 


17 or 18 

Psychology 3 hrs 

Geology 2 

Mathematics (A) 2 

History 3 

Elective from > 

Greek or Philosophy 2 

I^tin 2 5 

Chemistry 1 ^-or 

Physics 2 6 

Mathematics (B) 2 I 

English 2 J 

15 or 16 

For Ph. 


Bible I hr 

Mathematics 4 

English 4 

language 4 

Elective 4 

For B, S. Degree 


Bible I hr 

Latin 4 hrs 

Mathematics 4 

English 4 

French 4 


Latin or German 4 hrs 

Chemistry 2-|-i 

Mathematics 4 

English 4 

French 3 


Philosophy 3 hrs 

Chemistry (A) 2-1-1 

Physics 2-|-i 

Mathematics (A) 3 

Elective from 
Psychology ) 

Latin, German/ 3 

History or ) 

Biology j 

Chemistry (B) 2 

Mathematics (B) 2 

English (A) 3 

Surveying i 

Sociology 3 



17 or 18 

Psychology 3 hrs 

Geology 2 

Mathematics (A) 2 

History 3 

Elective from 

Philosophy 2 , 

Latin 2 , 

Chemistry i 

Physics 2 

Mathematics (B) 2 

English 2 



Mathematics 4 hrs 

English 4 

Language 4 

Elective 4 


15 or I 

B. Degree 


Philosophy 3 hrs 

Physics , 2-]-i 

History 2 

Elective 9 



Psychology 3 hrs 

Mathematics (A) 2 

English 2 

Elective 9 



Academic Classes 


Freshman — Outlines of Bible Study (Steele) . One hour. 

Junior — Political Economy, advanced course (Walker); 

Logic (Hill). Three hours. 
Senior — History of Philosophy (Weber). Two hours. 

Junior— Psychology (Halleck). Two hours. 
Senior — Mental Science (Baldwin); Ethics j^Hickok). 

Three hours. 


Freshman — Cicero, Selected Orations and Letters (Kel- 
sey); Grammar (Allen and Greenough); Prose Compo- 
sition; History and Geography of Rome; Sight Trans- 
lation. Four hours. 

Sophomore — Livy, Books XXI and XXH (Capes); Horace 
Odes and Epodes (Page); Grammar (Allen and Green- 
ough) ;Prose Composition; History and Geography of 
Rome; Sight Translation. Four hours. 

Junior— Vergil, Aeneid (Page); Horace, Satires and Epis- 
tles (Kirkland); Prosody; Prose Composition; Liter- 
ature and Antiquities of Rome; Sight Translation. 
Three hours. 

Senior — Studies in the history of the Early Empire, based 
on Tacitus and Suetonius; Introduction to Latin Epig- 
raphy; Roman Comedy, selected plays of Plautus and 
Terence; Latin Literature. Two hours. 



Frkshman — Xenophon, Anabasis (Goodwin); Grammar 
(Goodwin); Prose Composition; History and Geogra- 
phy of Greece; Sig^ht Translation. Four hours. 

Sophomore — Selections from the Attic Orators (Jebb); 
Plato, Apology (Dyer); Euripides, Alcestis (Earle); 
Grammar (Goodwin); Prose Composition; History and 
Geograph}- of Greece; Sight Translation. Four 

Junior — Homer, Iliad (Seymour); Aeschylus, Prometheus 
Bound (Prickard); Aristophanes, Frogs (Merry); 
Prosody, Prose Composition; Literature and Anti- 
quities of Greece; Sight Translation. Three hours. 

Senior — Studies in the History of Athens, based on Herod- 
otus and Thucydides; Introduction to Greek Epi- 
graphy; Attic Comedy, selected plays of Aristophanes; 
Selections from Greek Lyric Poetry; Greek Litera- 
ture. Two hours. 


Freshman — Higher Algebra (Wentworth); Plane and 
Solid Geometry Revised (Wentworth.) Four hours. 

Sophomore— Plane and Spherical Trigonometry (Lyman 
and Goddard); Analytic Geometry (Nichols). Four 
hours. Surveying (Raymond). One hour (Elective). 

Junior (A) — Calculus, for beginners (Edwards). Three 

Junior (B) — Analytic Geometry (Nichols); Determinants 
and Theory of Equations (Barton). Two hours. 

Senior (A) — Manual of Astronomy (Young). Two hours. 

Senior (B) — Element of Mechanics (Wright). Two hours 



Freshman — Composition-Rhetoric (Scott & Denney); 
"Standard English Poems" (Pancoast); Composition 
and Exercises. Four hours. 

Sophomore — History of English Literature (Halleck); 
Studies in Tennyson (Rolfe's "Select Poems of 
Tennyson, "and Rolfe's "Idyls of the King");Introduc- 
tion to American Literature (Pancoast); Studies in 
American J^Iasterpieces; Essays, 

Junior — Old English Grammar (Smith); Brief Histor}^ of 
English Language (Lounsbury); Exercises; Eight 
Plays of Shakespeare; Shakespeare's Life and Work 
(Lee); Essays. Three hours. 

Senior — Studies in the Poetry of the Victorian Age, 
especially the works of Browning, Matthew Arnold 
and Clough. 


Junior — One of the following courses will be offered: 

I. General American History; The Colonies 
(Thwaites); Formation of the Union (Hart); Division 
and Reunion fWilson); Parallel Reading; Reports on 
Assigned Topics. Two hours 

H. General History; Ancient History (West or 
Botsford) ;History of Western Europe(Robinson) ; Par- 
allel Reading; Reports on Assigned Topics. Two hours. 

Senior — American Constitutional History; Bryce's Amer- 
ican Commonwealth, or Ashley's Federal State; Lect- 
ures; Parallel Reading and Reports on Assigned 
Topics. Two hours. 


Freshman — Practical French Course (Chardenal); 
French Reader (Douay); Exercises in Composition 
and Pronunciation. Four hours. 


Sophomore — AdvancedGrammar(Fraser and Squair);Clas 
Reading- in Racine and Corneille; Parallel Readings, 
Colomba; Advanced Composition and Sight Reading. 
Three hours. 

Junior — Grammar, Composition, etc., continued. Moliere. 
Les Femmes Savantes, and Le Misanthrope; Private 
Readinof; Les Precieuses Ridicules; Outline of French 
Literature — First Term. 

Grammar, etc., continued. La Fontaine, Selected 
Fables; Sainte Beuve, Causeries Du Lundi; French 
Lyrics, Outline of French Literature, continued. 
Three hours. — Secofid Terui. 


In case there is sufficient demand for work in Spanish 
a reading course will be arranged by the instructor. Such 
a course will not count toward a degree except by action 
of the Faculty. Two hours. 


Sophomore — Grammar (Joynes-Missner); Lange's Ger- 
man Method: Storm's Immensee; Exercises in Pro- 
nunciation and Composition. Four hours. 

Junior — Advanced Grammar ;Ebner-Eschenbach's Frei- 
herrn Von Gemperlein; Schiller's Wilhelm Tell; Sight 
Reading; Advanced Composition, using Harris' Prose 
Composition; Parallel Reading. Three hours. 

Senior — Advanced Grammar aad Composition, with Es- 
says in German; German Literature (Wells) ; Lessing's 
Nathan Der Weise;Goethe's Faust (Part I.); Assigned 
Private Reading. Three hours. 


Sophomore — Chemistry, I. College Course (Remsen). 
Three recitations and one period laboratory work. 


Junior (A) — Chemistry IL Organic Chemistry (Holle" 
man); Chemical Physiolog-y (Halliburton). Qualita- 
tive Analysis (Ne wth) . Two recitations and one period 
laboratory work. 

Junior (B)— Chemistry III. Qualitative Analysis (Newth), 
General Inorganic Chemistr}'- (Richter); Chemical Cal- 
culations (Whitley). Two recitations and one period 
laboratory work. 

Senior — Chemistry IV. Quantitative Chemical Analysis 
(Tabot Newth). One period laboratory work. 


Junior — Course in Physics (Hoadley, Stewart). Physical 
Experiments, Last Edition (Gage). Two hours reci- 
tation and one period laboratory work. 
Senior — General Physics (Hastings and Beach). Two 

Junior — Elemenatry Biology (Parker). Two hours, 


Senior — Introduction to Geology (Scott), and Text Book 
of Geology (Dana). Two hours. 

Junior — An Introduction to the Study of Society (Small 
and Vincent); Municipal Government in Great Britain 
(Shaw); Original Investigation and selected articles 
on leading social problems. Three hours. 

Law Classes 



Blackstone's Commentaries; Stephen on Pleading 
Greenleaf on Evidence, Vol. I; Smith on Personal Prop- 
erty: Mississippi Code. 1892; Mississippi Constitution. 



Clarke's Criminal Law; Clarke's Criminal Procedure 
Kent's Commentaries, Commercial Chapters; Adam's 
Equity; Barton's Suit in Equity; Mississippi Code, 1892; 
Mississippi Constitution; Constitution of the United States; 
Cooley's Principles of Constitutional Law. 



Lawson on Contracts; Bigelow on Torts; Boone on 
Corporations; Bispham's Equity; Mississippi Code 1892; 
Mississippi Constitution; Mississippi Jurisprudence, his- 


Real Estate Reviewed, Kent; International Law, Kent; 
Federal Judicial System, Kent; Curtis' United States 
Courts; Cooley's Constitutional Limitations; United States; 
Constitution, historically. 

Entrance Requirements 

The authorities of Millsaps College prefer that appli- 
cants for admission into the College should submit them- 
selves to the regular test of an entrance examination. Butin 
case the Principals of Preparatory schools desire to have 
their pupils admitted on trial without examination, arrange- 
ments looking to that end may be made as a result of cor- 
respondence with the College authorities. 

Special attention is called to the following statement 
of requirements for admission into the several depart- 

I. Latin and Greek — Applicants for admission into 
the Freshman Class are examined on the work of the 
Preparatorv Department. This, as may be seen, com- 


prises, in Latin, the reading- of four books of Caesar's 
Gallic War, or an equivalent; in Greek, the satisfactory 
completion of the First Greek Book; and in both lang-uag-es 
a careful study of the forms and of the leading principles 
of the syntax. Applicants are expected also to have some 
facility in translating simple Latin and Greek at sight and 
in writing easy English sentences in Latin and Greek 

To be more specific, a course of study is outlined 
below for the guidance of the teachers of Preparatory 
Latin and Greek throughout the State: 


Latin — The First Latin Book (Collar and Daniell); Grad- 
atim (Collar); Grammar (Allen and Greenough.) 


LATiN^First Latin Readings (Arrowsmith and Whicher); 
Caesar, Gallic War (Kelsey, 8th edition); New Latin 
Composition (Daniell); History (Creighton's Primer). 

Greek — The First Greek Book (White); Anabasis (Good- 
win and White);Grammar (Goodwin); History (Fyffe's 

To do satisfactorily the work here indicated, it will 
require five recitations a week of one hour each for two 
years in Latin; for one year in Greek. 

It is thought advisable to set before the students con- 
tinuous passages for translation as soon as practicable, 
and for this purpose selections from Collar's Gradatim 
and something of the Anabasis may be read toward the 
end of the first year. 

It is recommended also, as a prerequisite to the best 
results, that throughout the first year, in both Latin and 
Greek, written exercises be made an essential part of each 
day's work. During the second year of the Latin course 
two exercises a week will be sufficient. 


Certainly as much history as is indicated above may 
be asked of the preparatory schools, but it is hoped that 
they will make a place also for works of a more discursive 
character, in which the stories of Greece and Rome will 
find more attractive, not to say romantic treatment. 

IL Mathematics — For admission to the Freshman 
Class in Mathematics, a thorough knowledge of Arithme- 
tic, of Algebra to quadratic equations, and of two Books of 
Geometry is required. The only suggestion here offered 
to teachers of these subjects is that there be joined to 
systematic and thorough teaching a judicious system of 
examinations. Such examinations help to better metbods 
of study, and tend to remove unreasonable dread of 
entrance examinations. The student making the best 
average grade in Freshman Mathematics during the ses- 
sion of 1902-1903 was prepared for College in the Prepara- 
tory Department of Millsaps College. 

III. English — The candidate for admission into the 
Freshman Class will be examined on the equivalent of the 
work done during the second year of the Preparatory De- 
partment. He is expected to be thoroughly familiar with 
gramatical forms and he must be acquainted with the ele- 
mentary facts of practical rhetoric. He will be required 
to write a short composition — correct in spelling, punctua- 
tion, and grammar — on a subject chosen from the books 
assigned for reading. 

It is desirable that the preparatory schools make use 
of the list of books for reading and study, looking toward 
the uniform entrance requirements in English adopted 
by the principal American colleges. No student need 
apply for admission into the Freshman Class who is not 
prepared to stand an examination on the works prescribed 
"for careful study" or on specific equivalents for these 
works. We shall expect preparation on the works given 



1903— George Eliot's Silas Marner; Pope's Translation of 
the Iliad (Books I, VI, XXII, and XXIV); The Sir 
Roger de Coverley Papers in the Spectator; Gold- 
smith's Vicar of Wakefield; Scott s Ivanhoe; Shakes- 
peare's Merchant of Venice; Cooper's Last of the 
Mohicans; Tennyson's Princess; Coleridge's Rime of 
the Ancient Mariner. 

1903 and 1904 — Same requirements as in 1902. 


1903— Shakespeare's Macbeth; Milton's L'Allegro, II Pen- 
seroso, Comus and Lycidas; Burke's Speech on Con- 
ciliation with America; Macaulay's Essays on Addison 
and Milton. 

1903 and 1904 — Same requirements as in 1902. 

The Bachelor's Degree 

The reader of the arrangement of courses will notice 
that three undergraduate degrees are offered by the Lit- 
erary Department of the College— B. A., B. S., Ph. B. It 
will also be seen from the following schedule that the prep- 
aration required for the different courses is not the same. 

B. A. Degree — The Bachelor of Arts course offers special 
instruction in the departments of Latin and Greek, 
with an option on a Modern Language. This course 
presupposes one year of preparatory work in Greek 
two in Latin. In order to be allowed to enter upon the 
B. A. course, the applicant must stand an approved 
examination in English, Latin, Greek and Mathematics. 

B. S. Degree — The Bachelor of Science course offers 

special work in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. 

Instead of Greek and partly of Latin, French and 

German are studied. In order to be allowed to enter 


upon the B. S. course, the applicant must stand an 
approved examination in Eng-lish, Mathematics, and 

Ph. B. Degree — The Bachelor of Philosophy course offers 
great freedom of election. In order to be allowed to 
enter upon Ph. B. course, the applicant must stand an 
approved examination in English and Mathematics. 

LL. B. Degree— No entrance examination is exacted of 
Law students who apply for the Junior Class. They 
are expected to have a good elementary English edu- 
cation. Applicants for the Senior class are examined 
in the Junior course. 

The Master's Degree. 

Each school of collegiate instruction offers work look- 
ing toward the Master's Degree. Applicants for the M. 
A. or M. S. degree will be required to elect three courses 
of study, not more than two of which may be in the same 
school or under the same professor. The principal sub- 
ject chosen — known as the major course — will be expected 
to employ one-half the applicant's time; each of the minor 
courses, one-quarter of his time. It is expected that the 
applicant for a master's degree, after receiving a bach- 
elor's degree, spend at least one year at Millsaps College 
•engaged in graduate study. In most cases non-resident 
study during two or more years will be accepted as the 
equivalent of one year's resident work. All examinations 
must be stood in Jackson. Attention is directed to the 
schedule of degrees following, and to the statement in 
connection with the account of work done in each depart- 
ment. The courses so announced are major courses; a 
minor course is expected to require for its completion half 
the time required for the completion of a major course. 

M. A. Degree — To take the Master of Arts Degree the 
student must choose for his major course Latin, Greek, 


Philosophy, or English. His minor courses must be 
in schools in which he has already finished the full 
course for the bachelor's degree. 

M. S. Degree — To take the Master of Science Degree, the 
student must choose his major and one minor course 
from the Schools of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, 
Geology, Mathematics, or Astronomy. His second 
minor must be in a school in which he has already 
finished the full course for the bachelor's desrree. 




The Several Departments of the College 


The departments comprising- the Course of Instruc- 
tion are: 

I. The School of Philosophy and Bibical Instruction • 
11. The School of Latin and Greek. 

III. The School of Mathematics and Astronomy. 

IV. The School of Eng-lish. 
V. The School of History. 

VI. The School of Modern Languages. 
VII. The School of Chemistry and Physics. 
VIII. The School of Geology and Biology. 
IX. The School of Sociology. 

I. The School of Philosophy and Biblical 


Philosophy of the mental economy and the g-reat sub- 
ject of morals, as they affect the heart and influence the 
life, will be taught with great care and fidelity. 

This school embraces two departments. 

I. Mental Philosophy, Log-ic and the History of 

II. Ethics, Political Economy, Christian Evidences. 

Throughout the School of Philosophy text-books and 
books of reference of the most approved character will be 
used, and the method of mstruction will be by lectures, 
by daily oral examinations, by analysis of subjects studied, 


and by orig-inal theses to be presented by tbe students on 
topics prescribed relating- to the various departments of 
the school. 

The Engflish Bible and Steel's Outlines of Bible Study 
will be used as text-books in connection with the Depart- 
ment of Biblical Instruction. 

Course Leading to the Master'' s Degree. 

Applicants for the degree of M. A. or M. S. will be 
required, in this department, to devote at least one year to 
the study of Hamilton's Metaphysics, the History of Phil- 
osophy and the Evidences of Christianity. 

Text-Books: Hamilton's Lectures, History of Phil- 
osophy (Schweg-ler), The Grounds of Theistic and Chris- 
tian Belief (Fisher). 

II. The School of Latin and Greek. 


In the outline of departmental courses the text and 
editions used in this department are enumerated. For 
the g-uidance of students and dealers the titles are there 
g-iven in full, but it is not to be understood that in every 
case the entire ground indicated will be covered in class. 

The work of the Freshman Class is limited in extent 
and is meant to be correspondingly thorough. The end 
in view is to furnish the student with an accurate founda- 
tion for classical scholarship. The entire session is there- 
fore devoted to the studv of Cicero and Xenophon. The 
forms are carefully reviewed, the systematic study of the 
syntax is begun, and the importance of acquiring a voca- 
bulary is at all times emphasized. Throughout the year 
daily practice in inflecting and construing is kept up, and 
the principles of syntax met with in the texts are practi- 
cally applied to the writing of weekly exercises in prose 


The main object of the course outlined for the Sopho- 
more Class is to read the texts selected with some appre- 
ciation of their value as works of art. To this end the 
class is first put in possession of the literary and histori- 
cal setting of each selection by a required course of paral- 
lel reading-, supplemented by informal lectures. The 
attempt is then made to teach the student to understand, 
without translating, the less involved passages of the 
authors read, and to use in translating a pure English 
idiom. This ability to grasp the thought in the order of 
the original is the necessary condition of an adequate 
appreciation of the classics as literature. Reading at 
sight, therefore, forms a not unimportant part of the work 
of the class room, while portions of the texts are, from 
time to time, required to be turned, in writing, into the 
best English which the class can command. 

The Junior Class is assumed to have reached a some- 
what advanced stage in the study of the classics. Matters 
of grammatical detail are therefore subordinated, in the 
work of this year, to studies of an historical and literary 
kind. Homer and Vergil have been purposely deferred 
until this time when the class shall presumably, at least, 
have attained such facility in translating that the readings 
may be rapid and extensive and the interpretation intelli- 
gent and appreciative. Incidentally a study, in outline, 
will be made of the Homeric Question, of the Iliad and 
^Eneid as types of the epic, and of the history in general 
of this form of poetry. 

The Satires of Horace are made the basis of a running 
commentary on the customs and institutions of the time. 
His Epistles challenge a critical and historical examina- 
tion of his views on literature, and invite consideration of 
his philosophic reflections as the expression of the maturer 
thoughts and higher aspirations of an enlightened pagan. 

In the study of the Attic tragedy and comedy the 
history of the Greek drama and of dramatic contests at 


Athens is taken up, and the results of recent excavations 
on the sites of ancient theatres are laid under contribution 
to suppl}' the setting and technical information necessary 
to a clear conception of a Greek play on the stage, and so 
to an intelligent estimate of its dramatic as well as of its 
literary worth. 

Courses Leading to the Master's Degree. 

Two courses are offered leading to the degree of Mas- 
ter of Arts. The one is a literary course, designed to 
continue the work of the Junior year, and has to do chiefly 
with the origin and development of the Greek Drama and 
of the Roman Satire as forms of literature. The other is 
more technical in character, and deals almost exclusively 
with the subject of Epigraphy. In both courses a mini- 
mum of history and philology is required. 

The scope of each is indicated by the schedule 
which follows of the texts to be read and of the works of 
reference to be used in connection therewith: 

I. In Either Course: Remnants of Early Latin (Allen); 

Grammaire Comparee du Grec et du Latin (Henry, 
fifth edition, or the translation of the second edition); 
History of Greece (Bury); History of Rome (Shuck- 

II. In the Course in Literature: A. Latin: Roman 
Satire (Lucilius, Horace, Persius and Juvenal); The 
Roman Satura (Nettleship); Roman Literature (Crutt- 
well); Latin Poetry (Tyrrell). B. Greek: Aeschylus, 
the Orestcia; Sophocles, the Oedipus Plays; Euripides, 
the Alcestis,the Hippolytus, the Medea; Aristophanes, 
the Frogs; Das Griechische Theater (Doerpfeld und 
Reisch); Greek Literature (Jevons); Greek Poetry 

III. In the Course in Epigraphy: A. Latin: An Intro- 
duction to the study of Latin Inscriptions (Egbert); 
Cours d'EpigraphieLatine (Cagnat); Historical Latin 


Inscriptions (Rushfortta); Exempla Inscriptionum 
Latinarum (Wilmanns). B. Greek: An Introduction 
to Greek Epigraphy (Robertson); Grammatik der 
Attischen Inschriften (Meisterhans); Greek Historical 
Inscriptions (Hicks);The Dialects of Greece; (Smith); 
Delectus Inscriptionum Graecarum (Cauer). 

Of the works here enumerated several are required 
only in part. The candidate is expected, for example, lo 
have a g-eneral acquaintance with Doerpf eld's new theor}?- 
of the Greek theater and of the evidence which led to his 
conclusions, but not necessarily to make a minute study 
of the book. The collections of the inscriptions, too, by 
Willmanns, Hicks and Cauer, are not to be read entire, but 
consulted from time to time for further illustration of 
matters inadequately presented in the introductions of 
Eg-bert and Robertson. 

The courses outlined above, in which Latin and Greek 
are offered conjointly, are major courses, but they can be 
so recombined or modified as to form either a major or 
minor course in either subject. 

III.TheSchool of Mathematics and Astronomy 


The subjects taug-ht in this school are subdivided as 
follows: /. Pure Mathematics. II. Applied AlatJicmatics. 

In pure Mathematics the following' subjects are taug-ht: 
Alg-ebra, Geometry, Tng-onometry, Analytic Geometry, 
Diiferential and Integ-ral Calculus, and Determinants and 
Theory of Equations; and in Applied Mathematics the fol- 
lowing-: Land Surveying-, Mechanics, and Astronomy. 

The g-eneral aim is to have the work of this depart- 
ment broug-ht within snch limits, and made so systematic 
and thorong-h as to secure to the student a full mastery of 
leading- principles and methods, for it is believed that only 


in this way can the best results be obtained. The text- 
book will form the basis of instruction to be supplemented 
by frequent explanations, criticisms, and discussions of 
the progress of inquiry on leading and crucial points of 
the science. 

I. Pure Mathematics. — Algebra and Geometry are 
the studies of the Freshman year. In Algebra the aim 
will be to secure to the student skill and accuracy in alge- 
braic work and an increased power of abstract analysis 
and reasoning. The value of Geometry, in promoting, 
when properly studied and taught, definiteness of con- 
ception, precision and directness of statement and correct- 
ness of deduction is well kaown. The student will be 
aided in forming correct geometrical conceptions and in 
gaining an insight into the true spirit and methods of geo- 
metrical reasoning. Throughout the course original exer- 
cises will be required. 

The required studies of the Sophomore year arePlane 
and Spherical Trigonometry and Plane Analytic Geome- 
try. The course in Trigonometry goes beyond the mere 
solution of triangles and includes, as far asthe time allotted 
to the subject will admit, a study of Trigonometry as 
a branch of mathematical analysis. The course given in 
Plane Analytic Geometry, being the last course in Pure 
Mathematics required for all degrees, is made correspond- 
ingly prominent and thorough. 

junior Course (^A) — Embraces the Differential and 
Integral Calculus. The logical rigor of the Calculus, as 
well as the ef&ciency, brevity and comprehensiveness of 
its methods are carefully investigated. This course is 
required for the B. S. degree. 

Junior Course {B) — Includes, (1) Solid Analytic Geom- 
etry. (2) Determinants and the Theory of Equations. 


11. Applied Mathematics — The course in Astronomy, 
Senior Mathematics (A), includes two recitations per 
week for the year and frequent use of the six inch Equa- 
torical Telescope of the James Observatory. In general, 
it can be more profitably taken in the Senior year. The 
course in Mechanics, Senior Mathematics (B), requires 
two recitations per week during- the year, and is most 
advantageously taken in the Senior year. The class in 
Surveying- will recite once a week during- the second term 
and have one two-hour field practice period per week dur- 
ing the third term. The instruments used on the field 
are the chain, the compass, and the transit. This course 
belongs, properly, in the Sophomore year, but may be 
taken later. 

The list of text-books, subject to change, is announced 

Courses Leading ie the Mastej-'' s Degree. 

Those desiring work in this department leading to 
the M. A. or M. S. degree are requested to give notice of 
this fact by August 1st, of the year in which the course is 
to be entered upon, and, promptly upon such notice, a 
suitable course will be outlined. 

IV. The School of English 


The work of the Freshman year will be pursued with 
two purposes in view. It will be an aim, first, through 
compositions and exercises, through criticisms and lec- 
tures, through a study of the principles and forms of good 
composition, to give the student a writing command of 
English, to equip him for writing good prose with proper 
regard for unity, proportion, and coherence in paragraphs 
and in the whole composition. In the second place, selec- 
tions from English poetry will be studied in class four 


times a week with the purpose mainly of developing' liter- 
ary appreciation in the student; so, these poems will be 
studied in their absolute literary character rather than 
with reference to the authors or to their relation to litera- 
ture in g-eneral. Parallel reading- will be assigned. 

In the first term of the Sophomore year the time will 
be given to the study of English literature. In addition to 
studying the development of the literature, the class will 
study masterpieces in recitation. Parallel work will be 
assigned. In the second term the class will study selec- 
tions from Tennyson and from Browning in recitation and 
as parallel work. The work of the third term will be an 
application of the plans and methods used in the first term 
to the study of American literature. Throughout the 
whole year there will be work in prose composition, and 
some purely creative work will be required in story 

In the first term of the Junior year, Anglo-Saxon will 
be studied with the primary purpose of giving the student 
an introductory study in the history of the Eng-lish lan- 
guage. Supplementary to this work and continuing 
throughout the year, Lounsbury's "History of the English 
Language" will be studied. In the second and third terms 
Shakespeare will be studied in class and as parallel. 

The work of the Senior year will be given to the study 
of Browning, Matthew Arnold, and Clough. This course 
will be pursued with special reference to two ever recur- 
rent and alternating phases of literary thought: the one, 
characterized by faith and optimism, the other as distinct!}'- 
characterized by doubt and melancholy. In the study of 
Browning extensive and frequent use will be made of the 
poetry of Tennyson and of Wordsworth; in the study of 
Arnold and Clough, a like use will be made of Byron and 

Courses Leading to the Master^ s Degree. 

Students who apply for graduate work in English may 
elect for a philological course a study of Old English 


poetry, taking some assigned subject in philology tor 
special investigation; they may elect as courses in litera- 
ture a study of the development of the English novel, a 
study of recent literary movements in the South, or a 
study of some aspect of Victorian literature. 

V. The School of History 


In the outline of courses leading to degrees, the text- 
books used in the work in History are enumerated. The 
College Library is well equipped with historical works 
and books of reference, and extensive reading therein, 
with reports on assigned topics, will be required of the 

The College authorities have recently added the Mac- 
Coun historical charts to the equipment of the Department 
of History, and these will serve to illuminate the impres- 
sions of the changes from era to era, already gained by 
the student from his reading. 

For the present, the courses in History will be chiefly 
concerned with American historical topics. During the 
coming year, however, a course in General History may 
be substituted for the course in General American His- 
tory. In the Senior year the institutions and Constitution 
of the United States will be taken up, an edition of Bryce's 
American Commonwealth, or Ashley's American Federal 
State, being used as text, with special studies in the vari- 
ous lines of development of our country. A short course 
in the elements of sociology was given to the class of a 
preceding year, and may possibly be repeated. In both 
these courses the student will be required to rely upon 
himself as much as possible, and will be encouraged to 
develop his historical judgment and his ability to correlate 
facts and events. 


VI. The School of Modern Languages 


A course extending- over three years is offered in both 
French and German, the third year in each being- given in 
case sufficient students make application for the work. 

The first \ ear's work in each language comprises: 
1, careful drill in pronunciation; 2, the rudiments of gram- 
mar, including the inflection of the regular and the more 
common irregular verbs, the plural of nouns, the inflection 
of adjectives, participles and pronouns; the use of personal 
pronouns, common adverbs, prepositions and conjunc- 
tions; order of words in the sentence, and elementary 
rules of syntax; 3, abundant easy exercises, designed not 
only to flx in memory the forms and principles of gram- 
mar, but also to cultivate readiness in reproducing natural 
forms of expression; 4, the reading of 100 to 175 duodec- 
imo pag-es of graduated texts, with constant practice in 
translating into the language easy variations of the sen- 
tences read (the teacher giving the English), and in re- 
producing from memory sentences previously read; 5, 
writing the languag-e from dictation. 

The second year's work comprises: 1, the reading of 
250 to 400 pages of easy modern prose in the form of 
stories, plays, or historical or biographical sketches; 2, 
constant practice, as in the previous year, in translating- 
easy variations upon the texts read; 3, frequent abstracts, 
sometimes oral and sometimes written, of portions of the 
text already read; 4, writing the language from dictation; 
5, continued drill upon the rudiments of grammar, with 
constant application in the construction of sentences; 6, 
mastery of the forms and use of pronouns, pronominal 
adjectives, of all but the rare irregular verb forms, and 
of the simpler uses of the conditional and subjunctive. 

The advanced work in both French and German will 
be arranged by the instructor after the classes are organ- 


ized. An outline of courses already offered appears in the 
"Outline of Departmental Courses," but the texts used 
may be changed by the instructor. 

VII. The School of Chemistry and Physics 


The rooms given up to the study of these subjects 
are m<^dern both in size and convenience, and occupy the 
whole lower floor of Webster Science Hall. The recita- 
tion room and physical laboratory open into a dark room 
for photography and optical experiments, and into a room 
specially isolated and designed to retain delicate physical 
apparatus. It is connected by forty feet of folding doors 
with the chemical laboratory, by which arrangement a 
large auditorium forty by sixty feet is obtainable for pub- 
lic scientific entertainments. The chemical laboratory 
opens conveniently into a small fuming room outside of 
the building so that vapors may not pass from one to the 
other, and is also connected with the storeroom. Gas, 
water, experiment tables, hoods and pneumatic troughs 
are to be found in convenient places. There is a cellar for 
gas and electric generators, and for assay and other 

The course in this department consists of three years 
of chemistry and two of physics. One year of each study 
is required of candidates for the A. B. degree, while B. S. 
students are required in addition to take a second year of 
chemistry. Those in the Ph. B. course are required to 
study only one year of physics. The department emplo^^s 
an assistant in laboratory work. Each student will be 
expected to keep accurate notes. 

Chemistry — This subject is taught by recitations and 
lectures and work which each student must perform in the 
laboratory. It is aimed that the laboratory be kept well equips 


ped with apparatus necessary to the correct appreciation of 
the science. Each student has his own desk and apparatus 
and is closely supervised, so that he may not only gain a true 
idea of the substances under inspection; but also cultivate 
a hand careful to the smallest detail, an eye observant of 
the slightest phenomenon, and habits of neatness, skill and 

I. The Sophomore course consistsper week of three rec- 
itationsand one period in the laboratory experimenting with 
substances considered in the recitation. Members of the 
class will be called upon to assist in experiments per 
formed during lecture hours. The work of this year is 
wholly introductory, being a necessary prerequisite to 
either of the Junior Courses, one of which should be 
entered if the student would have a satisfactory apprecia- 
tion of chemistry. 

II. The Junior (A) course occupies two hours a week 
in the recitation room and one period in the laboratory. 
Elementary organic chemistry is thoroughly studied. In 
addition to the text a course of lectures will be given, and 
students will be expected to consult various works of 
reference. All facilities are provided for the preparation 
of tpyical organic compounds, and for intelligent work in 
Qualitative Analysis. The latter is not confined to mere 
test tube exercises, but is the subject of regular quizzes. 
The third term's recitations are on Physiological Chem- 
istry, and the whole course will appeal specially to prelim- 
inary medical students. 

III. The Junior (B) course is intended to be a con- 
tinuation of the work of the Sophomore year. Each year 
some phase of advanced chemistrv will be taught — theore- 
tical, inorganic, or physical. A study of chemical calcula- 
tions will be included. The course extends through two 
hours of recitation and one period of laboratory work. It 
is designed for those who would know more of chemistry 


than is possible in the Sophomore year and would, at 
the same time, prepare themselves for the Senior work. 
The laboratory work will be the same as in course (A) 

IV. The Seniors spend one period weekly through- 
out the year upon the quantitative analysis of drinking 
water, fertilizers, soils and ores. A special room is fitted 
up for this course. Library copies of Watt's Revised Dic- 
tionary, Thorp's Applied Chemistry, and Roscoe and 
Schorlemmer's Treatise are on hand for reference. This 
course is becoming- better equipped each year. In both 
Junior and Senior courses some laboratory work will be 
required outside of the regular schedule. 

Finally, it should be said that in the chemical labora- 
tory, text books will be dispensed with as far as possible. 
The student will be taught to feel that the substances and 
apparatus around him are his alphabet. The teacher is 
constantly on hand to question and suggest, and in other 
ways to stimulate thoughtfulness. 

Physics I. — Tne Junior year, required of all students 
before graduation, consists of two hours' recitation and 
one period in the laboratory every week. Ths physical 
laboratory will soon be equipped for effective work. All 
experiments are carefully performed by the students 
themselves. The mental side of laboratory work is stressed 
fully as much as the manual. Lectures and quizzes will 
be given in connection with the laboratory work. 

II. The Senior course is largly a study of special top- 
ics in physics. The texts will be varied from year to 
year. It is designed that this class especially shall keep 
in touch with the scientific progress of the day. 

Course Leading to the Master^ s Degree. 

In the post-graduate work of this department, 200 
hours of laboratory work in the subject chosen are 


In Chemistry, courses are offered as follows. The 
Analysis of Potable and Mineral Waters; texts, Mason's 
Examination of Water and Fresenins 'Quantitative Analysis, 
Band, II. (b). A study by analysis of the various Missis- 
sippi Mineral products, such as Iron Ores, Gypsum, Marl, 
Fire clay and Limestone, (c) An advanced course inaccu- 
rate Quantative Analysis, and molecular v^eight deter- 
minations; text, Clowes and Coleman, (d) A course in 
the preparation and analysis of Organic Substances; text, 

In Physics, the courses offered are measurements in 
(a) mechanics, (b) heat, or (c) electricity. The physical 
laboratory is being- equipped for work of this order; text, 
Ames' and Bliss' Manual of Experiments in Physics. 

In addition, a satisfactory examination must be passed 
in one of the following" reading courses: 

Chemistry— Rem sen's Theoretical Chemistry, Lach- 
man's Spirit of Organic Chemistry. Jones' Physical 
Chemistry, Thorp's Industrial Chemistry, Halliburton's 
Chemical Physiology and Pathology. 

Physics — Peddie's Physics, Thompson's Electricity 
and Magnetism, Cajori's History of Physics, Glazebrook's 
Heat and Light, Stewart's Conservation of Energy. 

The courses outlined are for major subjects, and for 
minors, each will be reduced one-half. 

VIII. The School of Geology and Biology 


One of the front rooms on the lower floor of Webster 
Science Hall is occupied by this department. The Museum 
contains about 300 minerals collected from various parts 
of the world, 200 specimens of rocks presented by the 
United States Geological Survey, a fine cabinet of 300 min- 


erals and rocks presented by the Woman's College of 
Baltimore, and a fine collection of Mississippi rocks and 
fossils, all thoroughly indexed. The excellence of the 
latter is yearly increased by donations from friends of the 

Seniors, except those applying for the Ph. B. degree, 
are required to study geology. Biology is elective. Each 
class recites twice a week. In the case of the latter science 
it is aimed to enhance the interest of the subject by micro- 
scopic work of a general character. 

Several geological expeditions regularly made in the 
fall and spring to localities easily accessible from Jackson, 
give the class a practical conception of this kind of survey- 
ing. The college is fortunate in being located in the 
midst of a region that is quite varied in geological char- 
acter. Occasionally the Faculty grants a class a week's 
1 eave of absence on trips to more distant points. In the 
last month of the year, Hilgard's Geology of Mississippi 
is used as a text. Annual reports of the Smithsonian 
I nstitution and of the U. S. Geological Survey are used 
with the class. 

Courses Leading to the Master'' s Degree. 

Graduate work, as a minor subject is offered in both 
geology and biology, but for the present no regular field 
or laboratory work will be required. An examination 
must be passed upon a course of reading, which, for each 
subject is as follows: 

Geology — Tarr's Economic Geology of the United 
States, William's Elements of Cry sta]lography, LeConte's 
Elements of Geology, Hilgard's Geology of Mississippi. 
Selected articles in geological reports. 

Biology — William's Biological Geology, Wilson's Cell 
in Development and Inheritance, Haddon's Study of Man. 
Jordan's Bacteriology. 




The work done in Sociology during the year 1902-03, 
formed part of the Senior course in History. The first 
term was devoted to History, and the second and 
third terms to Sociology. 

The work of the second term consisted of a careful 
study of Elementary Sociology, and original investigation. 
Small and Vincent's "Introductiontothestudy of Society" 
was used as a text. The aim of the course was to give the 
student a method for future study and to make him 
familiar with the classification of the elements entering 
into the organization of Society. 

As the city presents a large number of social prob- 
lems in concrete form, the third term was devoted to the 
study of those cities which have led the way in dealing 
with municipal problems. Shaw's "Municipal Govern- 
ment in Great Britian" was used as a text. The organi- 
zation and municipal activities of the leading English 
cities were carefully studied and compared with those of 
American cities. 

These courses will be offered (subject to change) 
during the year 1903-1904. The work of the third term 
will consist of a careful study of the leading modern social 
problems; much time will be given to reading and original 
investigation. The class work will be supplemented 
throughout the year with occasional lectures. 


— THE— 


The Faculty 

William Belton Murrah, D. D., LL. D., President 
of the College. 

Edward Mayes, LL. D., Dean and Professor; for 
fourteen and a half years Professor of Law in the State 

Albert H. Whitfield, LL. D., Professor; Chief Jus- 
tice of the Supreme Court; for three and a half years Pro- 
fessor of Law in the State University. 

William R. Harper, Esq., Professor, 

The work of the school will be distributed between 
these instructors as follows: 

1. — Professor Mayes: The Law of Real Property; 
Equity Jurisprudence; Equity Pleading and Practice. 

2. — Professor Whitfield: The Law of Evidence; Crim- 
inal Law; Criminal Procedure; Law of Corporations; 
Constitutional Law; Federal Courts, Jurisdiction and 
Practice; Conflict of Laws. 

3. — Professor Harper: The Law of Pleading and 
Practice; Personal Property; Commercial Law; Contracts; 
Torts; Statute Law. 

In the original foundation of Millsaps College, it was 
designed by its promoters to establish, in due season, and 
when the success of the Literary Department should be 
assured, a Department of Professional Education, em- 


bodying a Law and a Theological School. 

In the year 1896 the time came when, in the judgment 
of the trustees, it was possible and proper to establish 
the Law Department. Accordingly, they directed that 
at the beginning of the next session, the doors of this 
institution should be opened for the students of law, and 
Professor Edward Mayes was engaged to take the active 
control and instruction of that class. 

Our law school was not, even then, in any sense, an 
experiment. Before that step was determined on, a 
respectable class was already secured for the first session. 
Dr. Mayes came to us with fourteen years of experience 
as a law professor in the State University, and with a rep- 
utation for ability and skill as an instrnctor which was 
thoroughly established. He had already secured the val- 
uable assistance of a numberof most accomplished lawyers 
who promised to deliver occasional lectures, thus adding 
greatly to the interest and variety of instruction offered. 
These gentlemen were, besides others whose aid was 
afterward obtained, Judge J. A. P. Campbell, Ex-Chief 
Justice of the Supreme Court; Hon. Frank Johnston, Ex- 
Attorney-General; Hon. S. S. Calhoun, Ex-Circuit Judge, 
and President of the Constitutional Convention; Hon. Thos. 
A. Mc Willie, State Reporter. 

The total attendance during the first year was twenty- 
eight, of whom fifteen were classed as Seniors. At the 
expiration of the college year, fifteen students presented 
themselves to the Hon. H. C. Conn, Chancellor, presiding 
over the Chancery Court, for examination for license to 
practice law in conformity with the requirements of the 
Annotated Code of 1892. They were subjected to a rigid 
written examination in open court, and their written 
answers were, as the law directs, forwarded by the Chan- 
cellor to the Supreme Judges. Every applicant passed this 
ordeal successfully and received his license. Not one failed. 
We are now closing the seventh annual session of our Law 


School. We point with pride to the results. We now 
have more than sixty g-raduates; and in all the four years 
not one candidate presented to the Chancery Court for 
license has failed. 

The nature of the examination passed, being held by 
the Chancellor in his official character, and the examina- 
tion answers being graded and valued exclusively by the 
Judges of the Supreme Court, puts beyond question or 
cavil the genuiness of that result. We do not ask of our 
patrons or those who may contemplate becoming our pat- 
rons to accept any statement of our own. The finding 
and the statement are those of the Judicial Department of 
the State; and every law graduate of Millsaps College 
stands before the world endorsed, not by the College alone, 
which is much, but also by the State itself, speaking 
through its Supreme Judges. This is more than can be 
said for any other young lawyers in the State. None 
other have such a double approval as part of their regular 

The location of the school at Jackson enables the 
managers to offer to the students extraordinary advan- 
tages, in addition to the institution itself. Here is located 
the strongest bar in the State, whose management of their 
cases in court, and whose arguments will furnish an inval- 
uable series of object lessons and an unfailing fountain of 
instruction to the students. Here also are located courts 
of all kinds known in the State, embracing not only the 
ordinary Municipal and the Circuit and Chancery Courts, 
but also the United States Court and the Supreme Court. 
Thus the observant student may follow the history and 
course of cases in actual litigation from the lowest tribunal 
to the highest; and observe in their practical operation the 
nice distinction between the State and Federal jurisdic- 
tion and practice. Here also is located the extensive and 
valuable State Law Library, unequalled in the State, the 
privileges of which each student may enjoy without cost. 


Here, too, where the Legislature convenes every second 
year, the student has an opportunity, without absenting- 
himself from his school, to witness the deliberations of 
that body and observe the passage of the laws which, in 
after life he may be called upon to study and apply; thus 
he acquires a knowledge of the methods and practice of 

Applicants for admission to the Junior class must be 
at least nineteen years of age; those for admission to the 
Senior class must be at least twenty. Students may enter 
the Junior class without any preliminary examination, a 
good English elementary education being all that is 
required. Students may enter the Senior class upon sat- 
isfactory examination on the matter of the Junior course 
or its equivalent. No student will be graduated on less 
than five months of actual attendance in the school. 

Each student will be required to present satisfactory 
certificates of good moral character. 

Each student will be required to pay a tuition fee upon 
entrance, of fifty dollars, for the session's instruction. No 
rebate from this fee will be made because a student may 
desire to attend for a period less than a full session. 

Course of Study 

The full course of study will consist of two years, the 
Junior and Senior, each comprising forty weeks, five exer- 
cises per week. 

The instruction will consist mainly of daily oral exam- 
ination of the students on lessons assigned in standard 
text-books. Formal written lectures will not be read. The 
law is too abstruse to be learned in that way. The pro- 
fessor will accompany the examination by running com- 
ments upon the text, illustrating and explaining it, and 
showing how the law as therein stood has been modified or 
reversed by recent adjudications and legislation. 

The course will be carefully planned and conducted so 


as to meet the requirements of the Mississipyi law in re- 
spect to the admission of applicants to practice law, by 
examination before tne Chancery Court, and will there- 
fore embrace all the titles prescribed by law for that 
examination, viz: (1) The Law of Real Property; (2) 
The Law of Personal Property: (3) The Law of Pleading- 
and Evidence; (4) The Commercial Law; (5) The Crimi- 
nal Law; (6) Chancer}^ and Chancery Pleadings; (7) The 
Statute Law of the State; (8) The Constitution of the State 
and the United States.' 

The objects set for accomplishment by this school 
are two: 

First, to prepare young men for examination for license 
to practice law, in such manner as both to ground them 
thoroughly in elementary leg-al principles and also to pre- 
pare them for examination for license with assurance of 
success; Secondly, to equip them for actual practice by a 
higher range of leg-al scholarship than what is merely 
needed for a successful examination for license. There- 
fore our course of study is so arranged as fully to meet 
both of these ends. 

First — The curriculum of the JuniorClass will embrace 
each of the eight subjects on which the applicant for 
license is required by the Code to be examined. A care- 
ful, detailed and adequate course is followed, so that any 
student, even although he shall never have read any law 
before coming to us, if he will apply himself with reasona- 
ble fidelity, can go before the Chancellor at the expiration 
of his Junior year, with a certaint}' of success. The prep- 
aration of applicants for license, in one year, will be, in 
short, a specialty of this school. 

When a student shall have completed his Junior year, 
he will have open to him either one of two courses: He 
may stand his examination for license before the Chan- 
cellor, or be may stand his examination before the law pro- 
fessor simply for advancement to the Senior Class if he 


does not care to stand for license at that time. If he shall 
be examined before the Chancellor, and pass, he will be 
admitted to the Senior Class, of course, and without fur- 
ther examination, in case he shall desire to finish his 
course with us and take a degree of Bachelor of Laws. 
On the other hand, if he prefer to postpone his examina- 
tion for license, he can be examined by the professor for 
advancement merely, and stand his test for license at the 
hands of the court at the end of the Senior year. 

As stated above, the Senior year is designed to give to 
the student a broader and deeper culture chan is needed 
only for examination for a license. It is not, strictly speak- 
ing, a post-graduate course, since it must be taken before 
graduation; but it is a post-licentiate course, and the 
degree conferred at its conclusion represents that much 
legal accomplishment in excess of the learning needed for 
license to practice. 

The Senior Class is required to attend the recitations 
of the Junior Class, by way of review, and to be prepared 
for daily questioning on the daily lessons of the Junior 

Moot Courts will be conducted under the direction of 
the professor in charge, in which the young men will be 
carefully instructed and drilled in the practical conduct of 



Millsaps Colleg-e is named in honor of Major R. W. 
Millsaps, whose munificent gifts have made the existence 
of the institution possible. The College is the property 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and was organ- 
ized by the concurrent action of the Mississippi and North 
Mississippi Conferences. It is not sectarian, however, 
but numbers among its patrons members of all the Chris- 
tian denominations. 

The College has an endowment of $100,000, and sev- 
eral partially endowed scholarships. The buildings and 
the grounds are worth about $100,000. The first scholastic 
session began September 29th, 1892, and the College has 
had remarkable prosperity from the beginning. The gen- 
erous founder. Major Millsaps, by the gift of the Webster 
Science Hall, at a cost of $10,000, and the Jackson College 
property, at a cost of more than $30,000, has greatly en- 
larged our facilities. 


Jackson, the capital of the State, and the seat of the 
College, is easily accessible by five lines of railway. Four- 
teen passenger trains arrive and depart daily. The College 
is located just north of the city, on a commanding eleva- 
tion, with perfect drainage, and in a beautiful campus of 
seventy-five or more acres. A healthier spot it would be 
difficult to find within the limits of the State. The loca- 
tion secures all the advantages of the town and yet sup- 
plies all the healthful conditions and immunities of the 
country. Jackson is a small city of 30,000, with handsome 
churches and public buildings and is noted for the refine- 
ment and intelligence of its people. Its literary, social and 
religious advantages are superior. Bishop Galloway, Pres- 
ident of the Board of Trustees, resides here, and his 
lectures and special sermons delivered from time to time 
add greatly to the interest and profit of each session. 

The James Observatory 

Millsaps College is prepared to offer the very finest 
advantages in the study of astronomy. Mr. Dan. A. 


James, of Yazoo City, Miss., has built an observatory for 
the College in honor of the memory of his father, Mr. 
Peter James, and of his brother, Mr. Samuel James. He 
has also furnished the observatory with a magnificent tel- 


The Library has commodious quarters for alcoves 
and a reading room in Webster Science Hall. It is a mat- 
ter of great gratification that the College, so early in its 
history has such a large and valuable collection of books. 
Most of the well-selected libraries of the late Dr. C. K. 
Marshall, and Rev. W. G. Millsaps, besides many excel- 
lent volumes from Ex-Chancellor Edward Mayes, Rev. A. 
F. Watkins and others, have been generously contributed. 
In addition to his other munificent gifts. Major R. W. 
Millsaps has made many valuable contributions to the 

Martha A. Turner Library. — Mrs. J. R. Bingham, 
of Carrollton, Miss., has given $1,000.00 to endow the 
Martha A. Turner Library of English and American Lit- 
erature. The fund is invested and the annual interest used 
in purchasing books in this special field. 

Literary Societies 

Two large halls have been provided for the Literary 
Societies organized for the purpose of improvement in 
debate, declamation, composition and acquaintance with 
the methods of deliberative bodies. These societies are 
conducted by the students, under constitutions and by- 
laws of their own framing. They are named, respec- 
tively, the Galloway and Lamar Societies, and contribute 
greatly to the improvement of their members. 

Boarding Facilities 

We have established "Students' Homes," capable of 
accommodating a limited number of boarders, and each 
placed in charge of a Christian family. Two of these 
homes, Asbury Home and Williams Home, each with a 
capacity of from twenty-four to thirty young men, are now 
ready for occupancy. In addition we have several small 
cottages in which students can board themselves at 


reduced cost; or, if they prefer, lodge there and take their 
meals elsewhere. No studeat will be permitted to room 
at the cottag-es without special permission from the 

Memorial Cottages. — The friends of the late John 
A. Ellis, of the Mississippi Conference, and Rev. J. H. 
Brooks, of the North Mississippi Conference, have built 
tv-^o cottages for the accommodation of students. These 
homes are named, respectively, the John A. Ellis Cottage 
and the J. H. Brooks Cottage. 

Founder's Hall 

Through the generosity of Major Millsaps we have 
recently come in possession of additional valuable property 
including a large dormitory building. This supplies the 
finest facilities for boarding accommodations. The rooms 
are heated with steam, and are furnished with iron bed- 
steads, and mattresses,jChairs and tables. The management 
of the Hall is in charge of Rev. A. H. Shannon, a member 
of the Faculty and an accomplished Christian gentleman. 
As a member of the Faculty he will exercise the full 
authority of an officer of the college. 

Table Board in Founders Hall can be had at $7.00 per 
month. All of the advantages of the Hall, including lodg- 
ing, fires in winter, and table board will cost only ^9.00 
per month. 


Several scholarships have been established, the income 
from which will be used in aiding deserving young men in 
securing a collegiate education. — The W. H. Tribbett 
Scholarship, the W. H. Watkins Scholarship, the Jefferson 
Davis Scholarship, established by Mrs. Annie Davis Gun- 
nmg, and the Peebles Scholarship, established by Mrs. N. 
P. McPherson. 

The Oakley Memorial. — Under the direction of Mrs. 
J. R. Bmgham, of Carrollton, Miss., a fund has been 
raised to establish a memorial in honor of the late Rev. J. 
S. Oakley, who was for manj^ years an honored member 
of the North Mississippi Conference. The following Sun- 
day Schools have contributed to this fund: Macon, Black 
Hawk, Carrollton, Rosedale, Starkville; Wood Street, 
Water Valley; and W^inona. 


College Mails 

All correspondence intended for students at the Col- 
leg"e should be addressed care Millsaps College. Mails are 
distributed to students on the campas, thereby avoiding 
the necessity of personal visits to the city postofl&ce. 

Election of Classes and Courses 

Students are allowed some liberty of choice of classes 
and courses, either by themselves, or their friends, limited 
to the judg-ment of the Faculty and by the exigence of 
classification. A student is not allowed to withdraw from 
any class to which he has been assigned, without per- 
mission of the President and the Professor in his de- 


Written examinations will be held three times a year, 
and special examinations at other times as the several 
professors may elect. 

There is a tendency among students to withdraw just 
before or in the midst of the June examinations. This 
results in a loss to the student, for examinations are more 
than a test of knowledge. They are an educational instru- 
ment for teaching method, promptitude, self-reliance; for 
training in accuracy, and for developing in the student the 
power of concentration of attention and readiness in the 
shaping and arranging of thought. Examinations will not 
be given in advance of the set time. No student who 
leaves College before the completion of his examinations 
will be admitted to the next higher class until he has sub- 
mitted himself to the prescribed tests. 

During the session reports will be sent to the parent 
or guardian of each student, in which will be an estimate 
of his class standing and deportment. 


It will be the constant care of the administration to 
guard the moral conduct of students. The dicipline will 
be firm. Obedience to college regulations will be strictly 
required. Young men unwilling to submit to reasonable, 
wholesome government are not desired and will not be 


Certificates of Good Character 

Candidates for admission are required to g-ive satis- 
factory evidence of good, moral character; and, if the can- 
didate comes from another college, he must show that he 
was honorably discharged. 


Prizes are annually awarded for excellence in: 

1. Oratory. The J. B. Ligon medal and the Oscar 
Kearney Andrews medal. 

2. Reading the Sacred Scriptures. The Gunning 

3. Declamation. The Millsaps medal. 

4. Essay. The Clark medal. 

Candidates for Admission 

Applicants for admission must report to the Presi- 
dent and to the Secretary as soon as possible after their 
arrival, and secure board at some place approved by the 
College authorities. Except in cases where special per- 
mission is granted students to board in the cottages or in 
town, they will be required to board in one of the Stu- 
dent's Homes or in private families near the College. 
New students should be present on Monday and Tuesday 
that they may be examined and classed before the opening 
daj^ Wednesday, September 23. 

Entrance Examinations 

Examinations for those applying for admission into 
Millsaps College will be held September 22-23. See cal- 
ender, on page 2. See detailed statement as to entrance 
requirements, page 14. 


With the help of friends, the students have equipped 
a commodious gymnasium. The annual spring Field Day 
gives opportunity for public contests in running, jumping, 
putting the shot, etc. There is a student organization, 
the Millsaps College Athletic Association, which helps to 
keep up enthusiastic interest in healthful sports. A mem- 
oer of the Faculty is president of this association. 


Religious Instruction 

Students will be required to be present at morning 
worship in the College Chapel. In this daily service the 
Faculty and students come together to hear the reading 
of the Sacred Scripture and to engage in singing and 

The Young Men's Christian Association holds weekly 
meetings, and prayer meetings are regularly conducted 
by the students. These agencies keep up a healthy spirit- 
ual interest, and at the same time train the young men in 
active Christian work. The Y. M. C. A. occupies an 
attractive and commodious hall on the first floor of the 
main building, All students are required to attend church 
at least once every Sunday, and are expected to be present 
at the Sunday school. 

Public Lectures 

With the view of promoting general culture among 
the students, and to furnish them pleasant and profitable 
entertainment, occasional lectures are delivered in the Col- 
lege Chapel by distinguished speakers. 

Expenses— Literary Department 

Tutition for full scholastic year $30.00 

Incidental fee. 5.00 

Library fee 1.00 

The tuition may be paid in two installments, as fol- 
lows: First payment, $15.00, at the beginning of the ses- 
sion, and the second payment, $15.00, the first of Febru- 
ary. The Incidental and Library fees mnst be paid in 
full when the student enters. 

Students preparing for the work of the ministry in 
any Christian denomination, and the sons of preachers, 
will have no tuition to pay, but all students will be required 
to pay the Incidental and Library fees. 

BOARD in "Students' Homes" and good families can 
be had at $12 per month, including lodging and lights. 
Students are expected to furnish their own fuel; but, if 
they prefer, it will be supplied at a cost of $5.00 for the 
session. Each student is expected to furnish his own pil- 
low, bed clothes and toilet articles. 

If students prefer to room in one of the cottages and 


take their meals elsewhere, table board will not cost them 
more than $10 per month. 

Ample facilities are provided for boord at the above 
rates. Any student may feel assured that board will not 
cost him more than $120 for the entire session. 

We are not unmindful, however, of the fact that there 
are hundreds of worthy young" men, rich in mental and 
moral gifts and capabilities, who are compelled to reduce 
the cost of living- to the minimum in order to enjoy the 
advantages of educational institutions. Millsaps College 
will always be in hearty sympathy with this class of young 
men, and the authorities will encourage them in every pos- 
sible way. 

Many of our students, by boarding themselves, reduce 
the cost of living below $7 per month. Our facilities for 
accommodating this class of students have been enlarged. 

In addition to the Tuition and Incidental Fees, stu- 
dents in Laboratory Work will be charged a fee of $5; 
students in Geology will be charged $1.00; students on 
graduation will be required to pay a diploma fee of $5.00. 

Tuition in Law Department, $50. 



The main object of this department is to prepare stu- 
dents for the Freshman class of the College. The lack, at 
present, of good training schools in our State makes the 
need for such a department imperative. To students who 
find it necessary to leave home in order to fit themselves 
for college, we offer special advantages. By coming here 
they will be quickly and thoroughly prepared for tbe reg- 
ular college classes. Young men who are prepared for 
college in their English studies, but who are behind in 
their Latin or Greek, will find in this department the facil- 
ities they need for bringing up their studies. 



No student will be admitted into this department who 
is under 14 3'ears of ag-e. For entrance into the First 
Year preparatory class, the pupil must be able to read 
well, and must display a fair knowledg-e of the rudiments 
of Eng-lish Grammar, Geography and Arithmetic. In other 
words, he must be familiar with the leading- facts in geog- 
raphy, particularly that of Europe and America; should be 
prepared to solve intelligently examples in Grammar 
School Arithmetic to Powers and Roots, and in English 
Grammar should know well the parts of speech and their 
modification, and the construction and analysis of simple 

Applicants for admission into the Second Year Class 
will be expected to have completed Geography, United 
States History, High School Arithmetic, Elementary Alge- 
bra and English Grammar. In case Latin is studied, the 
candidate will be examined on Collar and Daniell's First 
Latin Book, or its equivalent. As the transition from dis- 
connected sentences to Caesar would be too abrupt for 
most students, selections from Viri Romse are read in 
class during the last quarter of the first year, in connec- 
tion with the First Latin Book. It is therefore recom- 
mended that students preparing to enter the Caesar class 
read at least fifty pages in this or some equivalent text- 

Greek is beg-un in the second year of the Preparatory 
course. White's First Greek Book being the text-book 
used. Pupils are thoroughly drilled on the forms of the 
the language, and are also familiarized with the principles 
of syntax treated of in the latter part of the First Book. 
This lang"uag"e is so taught as to render the student able 
by the end of the session to convert English sentences of 
moderate difficulty into Greek and to translate passag-es 
from Xenophon with facility. 

In the second term of the second year the study of 
practical rhetoric is begun. The student is at this point 
drilled in the correction of exercises in false syntax, and 
is taught to disting-uish the principal figures of speech. 
These exercises are supplemented by compositions on 
familiar subjects. 

The course in English is designed not only to teach 
the student to write and speak with grammatical correct- 


ness, but also to inspire in him a love of good literature. 
The reading and study of classics like Scott's Lady of the 
Lake and Ben Franklin's Autobiography can hardly fail 
of being beneficial in effect. 

Those who do not take a regular college course will be 
expected to pursue all the studies laid down with the 
exception of Latin and Greek. Physical Geography and 
Civil Government are not required of those taking Greek. 
In the work of the Department thoroughness is at all times 
insisted upon. 

In the second year a short course in Science is offered, 
so that the work of the Department covers all that is 
required for a first grade teacher's certificate in the pub- 
lic schools of our State. 

Students in this department who wish to prepare them- 
selves for ordinary business life may have their studies 
directed to this end. The work so arranged will embrace 
the Preparatory English Course with the addition of Book- 
keeping. Special attentitn will be given also to Penman- 
ship Practical Composition, and Commercial Arithmetic. 

Those who purpose taking this course should corres- 
pond with the President or with the Headmaster of the 



Preparatory Department 


Mathematics — High School Arithmetic (Wentworth); 
First Steps in Algebra (Wentworth). 

Latin — First Year Latin (Collar and Daniel); Viri Romae 

English — Orthography (Sheldon); Physical Geography 
(Maury); English Grammar (Metcalf); Composition 
and Penmanship; Parallel Reading: Franklin's Auto- 
biography, Tom Brown's Schooldays at Rugby. 

History — Our Country (Cooper); English History (Mont- 

Science — Physiology (Blaisdell). 

SECOND year class 

Mathematics — Algebra (Wentworth's Higher); Geometry 

Greek— The First Greek Book (White). 

Latin — First Latin Readings ( Arrowsmith and Whicher) ; 
Latin Grammar (Allen and Greenough). 

English — The English Sentence (Kimball); Elementary 
Composition (Scott and Demy); Book-keeping (Groes- 
beck); Civil Government (Macy); Penmanship. 

Science — Elements of Physics (Henderson and Woodhall). 

Parallel Work — George Eliot's Silas Marner; Pope's 
Translation of the Iliad (Books I, VI, XXII, and 
XXIV); The Sir Roger de Coverly Papers in the Spec- 
tator; Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield; Scott's Ivan- 
hoe; Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice;Cooper's Last 
of the Mohicans; Tennyson's Princess; Coleridge's 
Rime of the Ancient Mariner. 

For Careful Study — Shakespeare's Macbeth; Milton's 
L'Allegro, II Penseroso, Comus and Lycidas; Burke's 
Speech on Conciliation with America; Macauley's Es- 
says on Addison and Milton. 




R. B. RiCKETTS, President. 

Mary L. Holloman, Vice President. 

George B. Power, Secretary and Treasurer. 

A. J. McCoRMiCK, Orator. 

W. L. DuREN, Address to the Class of 1903. 


Class of 1895 

Bachelor of Arts. 

Francis Marion Austin, County Judge 

Bachelors of Science. 

John Gill Lilly, Physician - - - . 

Hiram Stuart Stevens, Attorney 

Edna, Texas 

Vidalia, La. 

Class of 1896 

Bachelors of Arts. 

Jos. Anderson Applewhite, Professor, Vancouver, Wash. 
Jesse Thompson Calhoun, Prin. of High School, Mt. Olive 
Stith Gordon Green, Physician, Lamposos, Sonora, Mex. 
Aquila John McCormick, fXnd'ent!^^'^' Attorney, Clarksdale 

Class 1897 

Bachelors of Arts. 

Lucius Edwin Alford, Minister - - 
Walter Wilroy Catching, Physician 
William Henry FitzHugh, Attorney - 
William Burwell Jones, Minister- 
Daniel Gilmer McLaurin, Sec'y Y. M. 
George Boyd Power, Attorney - - 

Bachelor of Science. 

Monroe Pointer, Merchant - - - ■ 

Bachelors of Laws. 

Francis MarionAustin, County Judge 


- - - - Beulah 
Memphis, Tenn. 

- - - Scranton 
C. A. - - Canton 

- - - - Jackson 

John Crumpton Hardy, M.Tou'gV^- ^""^ 

• - - Como 

Edna, Texas 
- Starkrille 



William Houston Hughes, Lawyer Raleigh 

Walter Abner Gulledge, Attorney - - Monticello, Ark. 
John Quitman Hyde, Attorney - - - Greensburg-, La. 
Aquila John McCormick f °^'i^t'tomey"°'^^''*' " " Clarksdale 
Myron Sibbie McNeil, Attorney - - Crystal Springs 

Julius Alford Naul, Attorney Gloster 

Richard Davis Peets, Attorney Natchez 

Paul Dinsmore Ratliff, Attorney - - - - Raymond 
Edgar Gayle Robinson, Attorney - ^ - - - Raleigh 
Walter Hamlin Scott, Attorney - - Houston, Texas 

Robert Lowry Ward, Attorney Summit 

"William Williams, Attorney General - - - - Jackson 

Class 1898 

Bachelors of Arts. 

James Blair Alford, Book-keeper - ^ - - Lumberton 

Charles Girault Andrews, Physician - Memphis, Tenn. 
Percy Lee Clifton, ^f^P^^y chancery _ . . . Jackson 

Garner Wynn Green, Attorney Jackson 

Albert George Hilzim, Commercial Traveler - Jackson 
Blackshear Hai^hlton Locke ?[°i^i|^^J5^Sf'" - Okla. City 
John Lucius McGehee, Physician - - Memphis, Tenn. 
Alexander Harvey Shannon, Professor - - Jackson 

Bachelors of. Science. 

William Hampton Bradley, Civil Engineer - - Jackson 
Wharton Green, Civil Engineer - Manchester, England 
RoBT. Barron Ricketts, Attorney ----- Jackson 
George Lee Teat, Attorney Kosciusko 

Bachelor of Philosophy. 

Thos. Edwin Stafford, Physician - - - - Vossburg 

Bachelors of Laws. 

Robert Lowry Dent, Attorney Mendenhall 

Lemuel Humphries Doty, Attorney - - - - - Biloxi 

John Prince Edwards, Attorney - - - - Edwards 

Louis T. Fitzhugh,Jr., Sec'y. Cap. Commission - Jackson 
Garrard Haeuris, Attorney, Claim Ag't I. C. R. R. - Jackson 
Bee King, Attorney -------- Pelahatchie 

George William MAy, Attor ney ------ Jackson 

William Lewis Nugent, Attorney ----- Jackson 

John Lundy Sykes, Commercial Traveler - Memphis 



George Lee Teat, Attorney ------ Kosciusko 

Harvey Earnest Wadsworth, Attorney - - Meridian 

Class 1899 

Bachelors of Arts. 

Wm. Edward Mabry Brogan, Minister - - - Carrollton 
Henry Thompson Carley, Minister - - - - Braxton 
AsHBEL Webster Dobyns, Professor - Vancouver, Wash. 
Harms Allen Jones, Teacher --.-_. Wesson 

Edward Leonard Wall, Deceased 

James Percy Wall, Principal of School - - - Indianola 
Herbert Brown Watkins, Minister - - - Yazoo City 
Bachelor of Science. 

Geo. Lott Harrell. Professor of Science - Jackson,La. 
Bachelor of Philosophy. 

John Tillery Lewis, Minister Webb 

Bachelors of Laws. 

Percy Lee Clifton, ^f^P^^y chancery Jackson 

William Urbin CoRLEY, Attorney - - - Williamsburg 
William Henry FitzHugh, Attorney - Memphis, Tenn. 
Garner Wynn Green, Attorney ------ Jackson 

Robert Samuel Hall, Attorney - - - - Hattiesburg- 

Robert Earl Humphries, Attorney - - . - Gulf port 
Herschel Victor Leverett; Attorney - - Hattiesburg 

Gborge Boyd Power, Attorney Jackson 

William Henry Livingston, Attorney - - - - Burns 
William Wallace Simonton, Auditor's Clerk - Jackson 
Eugene Terry, Editor Magee 

Class of 1900 

Bachelors of Arts. 

Morris Andrews Chambers, En^ne?r - - - Lumberton 
Ethelbert Hines Galloway, Physician - - Jackson 
James Ford Galloway, Prin. High School - - Madison 
Thomas Wynn Hollowman, Attorney - Alexandria, La. 
William Walter Holmes, Min. Student, Nashville, Tenn. 
Thomas Mitchell Lemly, Attorney - - - - Jackson 
Henry Polk Lewis, Jr., Minister - - - Mayersvillo 



Thomas Eubanks Marshall, Student - Nashville, Tenn. 
Jame^s Boswell Mitchell, Minister - - Guthrie, Okla. 
James Asgill Teat, Attorney - Kosciuska 

Bachelors of Science. 

Stephen Luse Burwell, Asst. Cash. Bank -' Lexington, 
William Thomas Clark, Book-keeper - - Yazoo City 
William Lee Kentston, Professor - Winchester, Ky^ 

Bachelor of Philosophy . 

Clarence Norman Guice, Minister - - - Washington 

Bachelors of Laws. 

Frank Mo ye Bailey, Attorney - Chickasha, Ind. Ter^ 

Edgas Lee Brown, Attorney, Yazoo City 

Robert Lee Cannon, Attorney - - - - Brookhaven 
William Leroy Cranford, Attorney - - - Seminary 
Daniel Theodore Currie, Attorney - • Hattiesburg- 
Neal Theohilus Currie, Attorney - - - Hattiesburg 
Joseph Bowmar Dabney, Co. Supt. of Ed. - Vicksburg 
Desmond Marvin Graham, Attorney - - - GuJfport 

LoviCK Pierce Haley, Attorney Okolona 

Elisha Bryan Harrell, Attorney - - - - Madisoa 
Robert Barron Ricketts, Attorney - - - - Jackson 
Hardy Jasper Wilson, Attorney - - - - Hazlehurst 

Thomas Beasley Stone, Attorney Fayette 

James Asgill Teat, Attorney Kosciusko 

Samuel David Terry, Teacher Texas 

William Calvin Wells, Attorney Jackson 

Class of 1901 

Masters of Science. 

George Lott Harrell, Professor - - - Jackson, La. 
William Lee Kennon, Professor - - Winchester, Ky. 

Bachelors of Arts. 

Robert Adolphus Clark, Minister - - - - Pontotoc 
Henry Thomas Cunningham, Minister - Uvalde, Texas- 
Barney Edward Eaton, Law Student - - Taylorsville 
Luther Watson Felder, Minister - - - Hillhouse 
Albert Angelo Hearst, Attorney - - - Hattiesburg 
Leon Catching Holloman, Planter - - - - Phoenix 
James Thomas McCafferty, Minister - - - Inverness 
Holland Otis White, Student - - - Nashville, Tenn. 


Bachelors of Science. 

Edwin Burnley Ricketts, Chemist - Birming-ham, Ala. 
Hamilton Fletcher Sivley, Bank Clerk - - Jackson 

Bachelors of- Philosophy . 

John Sharp Ewing, Medical Student, New Orleans, La. 
Harry Greenwell Fridge, Med. Student, New Orleans, La. 

Robert Paine Neblett, Minister Eupora 

James Albert Vaughan, Salesman - - - Vicksburg 
Ebbie Ouchterloney Whittington, Merchant, Ind. Ter. 

Bachelors of Laws. 

HuLETTE FuGUA Aby, Attorney - - - - Luma, I. T. 

Frank Edgar Everett, Attorney - - - - Meadville 

Frederick Marion Glass, Attorney - - - - Vaiden 

Arthur Warrington Fridge, Attorney - - Ellisville- 
Joel Richard Holcomb, Editor ------ Purvis 

Thomas Wynn Holloman, Attorney - Alexandria, La. 
Thomas Mitchell Lemly, Attorney - - - - Jackson 

James Douglas Magruder, Attorney Flora 

Reuben Webster Millsaps, Attorney - - Hazelhurst 
John Magruder Pearce, Teacher - - - - Woodville 
Robert Patterson Thompson, Attorney - - Jackson 
Vince John Stricker, Attorney ------ Jackson 

Class of 1902 

Bachelors of Arts. 

John Richard Countiss, Minister Oxford 

William Larkin Duren, Minister Ittabena 

Albert Langley Fairley Jackson 

George Marvin Galloway Canton 

Mary Letitia Holloman, Graduate-student - Jackson 
John Blanch Howell, Medical Student, Nashville, Tenn. 
Clayton Daniel Potter, Law Student - - - Jackson 
Claude Mitchel Simpson, Min. Student, Nashville, Tenn. 
Allen Thompson, Real Estate Agent - - - Jackson 
James David Tillman, Jr. - Carrollton 

Bachelors of Science. 

Henry LaFayette Clark, Com. Student, Austin, Texas 
Leonard Hart, Medical Student - - - New York City 
Walton Albert Williams, Law Student - - Jackson 


Bachelor of Philosophy. 

Pope Jordan, Medical Student - - New Orleans, La. 

Bachelors of Laws. 

George Hansel Banks, Beech Springs 

John David Carr 
Abe Heath Conn 

Wm. Stanson Davis, Jr. Waynesboro 

John Davtd Fatheree --- Pachuta 

Wm. Columbus Ford Bezer 

Albert Angelo Hearst Hattiesburg 

R. T. Hilton Pearl 

Thomas Richmond James - - - ... Montrose 
John Reed Matthews 
Bernard Slaton Mount 

James Colon Russell Raleigh 

Oscar Greaves Thompson Jackson 

Victor Hugo Torrey 

Warren Upton Raleigh 



Law Department 

E. A. Anderson Hattiesburg 

Henry Louis Austin Shong-elo 

Robert Eli Bennett Little Springs 

John A. Clark Pea Ridge 

Joseph Oliver Cowart Cross Roads 

Tandy Walker Crawford Seminary 

Barney Edward Eaton Taylorsville 

William Asa Few Mt. Olive 

Ebb Garner Guntown 

W, D. Hilton Pearl 

James Wilson Holder Pearlington 

Paul B. Johnson Hattiesburg 

H. L. McLaurin Mt. Olive 

James Terral Mounger 

Clayton Daniel Potter Jackson 

E. S. Richardson Philadelphia 

G. W. Ribout Philadelphia 

Peter Franklin Russell Raleigh 

Richard C. Russell Magee 

John Lawrence Thompson Sylvarena 

Isaac Powell Touchstone Braxton 

Walter Albert Williams Buena Vista 


Mary Letitia Holloman Vicksburg 

Walter Albert Williams Buena Vista 

Colegiate Department 


Charlton Agustus Alexander Jackson 

Allen Smith Cameron Meridian 


William Felder Cook Hattiesburg- 

Lamar Easterling Brandon 

Alfred Moses Ellison Jackson 

Don Carlos Emery , Pearlington 

DeWitt Carroll Enochs Brandon 

Felix Williams Grant Oak Ridg-e 

Felix Eugene Gunter Eupora 

Harvey Brown Heidelberg Shubuta 

James Marvin Lewis Gallman 

Osmond Summers Lewis ....Gallman 

Aimie Hemmingway Jackson 

Frederick Davis Mellen Hattiesburg- 

Walter McDonald Merritt Jackson 

Jaine Ross Millsaps Hazlehurst 

George Roscoe Nobles Light 


David Leroy Bingham Carrollton 

William Chapman Bowman Natchez 

Osborn Walker Bradley Casey ville 

Theophilus Marvin Bradley Caseyville 

John Clanton Chambers McComb City 

Ellis Bowman Cooper Brookhaven 

Louise Enders Crane Jackson 

William Noah Duncan Kosciusko 

Edgar Lee Field Jackson 

Samuel Hall Floyd Shubuta 

Dolph Griffin Frantz Jackson 

James Nicholas Hall Sturgis 

Miller Craft Henry Jackson 

Tames Madison Kennedy Missionary 

William Marvin Langley Olive Branch 

Luther Manship, Jr Jackson 

James Nicholas McLean Jackson 

Joseph Hudson Penix Aycock, La. 

James Slicer Purcell, Jr Bolinger, La. 

Charles Robert Ridgway, Jr Jackson 


F. Roder Sm ith Jackson 

Walter Anderson Terry Thomasville 

Lovick Pinkney Wasson Sims 

Henry Vaughan Watkins Jackson 

Benton Zechariah Welch Katie 


Earnest Brackston Allen Wells 

Leonidas Forister Barrier Pheonix 

John William Booth Carrollton 

Joseph Enoch Carruth Auburn 

Archabald Steele Catching Georgetown 

John Clifton Culley Jackson 

Vernon Young Felder Quinn 

Sam Reice Flowers Kilmichael 

Cade Drew Gillespie Raymond 

Hurbert Kavanaugh Guice Shubuta 

John W. Haddon Harperville 

Albert Powe Hand Shubuta 

Hendon Mason Harris Jackson 

Benjamin Davis Harrington^ Jr Tryus 

Walter Dent Hughes Coila 

Marion Johnson Holly Springs 

Lucius Lamar Mayes Jackson 

Jesse Walter McGee . Jackson 

Ethel Clayton McGilvray Williamsburg 

Marvin Summers Pittman Rosedale 

Carl Hutton Poythress Meridian 

John Henry Price Noxupater 

John Baxter Ricketts Jackson 

James Frank Robinson Brandon 

Talmage Voltaire Simmons Sallis 

Scott Watson Hazlehurst 

Lucius Q.Lamar Williams Beech Springs 

Clyde Oscar Williams Buena Vista 

Ibert Hall Whitfield, Jr ..Jackson 



Jason Abraham Alfred Hutson 

Joseph Atkins Baker Pocahontas 

Geo. McMaster Barnes Myles 

Clarence B. Beallieu Jackson 

Robert McKie Bennett Yazoo City 

James Leo Berry Blountville 

Cawthon Asbury Bowen Tupelo 

John Foster Bowling Raleig-h 

Perry Augustus Brooks Crawford 

Bennie Borden Brister Bogue Chitto 

Hugh Ernest Brister Bogue Chitto 

Vince Valentine Brister Bogue Chitto 

Timon Jefferson Burnham Magee 

William Bu chanan Okolona 

Sam Burt Verona 

Robert Bradley Carr Pontotoc 

Cha rles Galloway Carter Hattiesburg 

Shaw Enochs Brandon 

Earle Norris Floyd Shubuta 

James Wilson Frost Oakland 

Alfred H. George, Jr New Orleans, La. 

Roy Langley Hays Eupora 

James Edward Heidelberg Heidelberg 

William Bennett Hogg , Hazelhurst 

Roy L. HoUingsworth Yazoo City 

John Brunner Huddleston Jackson 

Charles Herbert Ingram Kilmichael 

S. Charles Jones Carthage 

Earle Latham Pontotoc 

Dudley Leland Lewis Myers 

Oliver Clifton Luper Blountville 

Evan Drew Lewis Congress 

Babb Tellerson McClain Baldwyn 

James Clyde McGee Crawford 

James Archibald McKee Jefferson 

John Charles McLaurin Bogue Chitto 

Clarence Halliday Millsaps Crystal Springs 


Thomas Jefferson Millsaps Crystal Springs 

Wesley Tucker Merritt Jackson 

William Edward Murphy Opal 

Walter Newton Newman Veto 

S. Coleman Oats Verona 

Levy Mag-ruder Pace Canton 

John Carlisle Pace Canton 

Francis Virginia Park Jackson 

Henry Wilbur Pearce Punta Gorda B. H. 

William Shepherd Pierce Hattiesburg 

Irene Peebles Jackson 

Henry Wyche Peebles Jackson 

Luther Emmett Price Carpenter 

Leverne Kelly Purcell Black Hawk 

Arthur Leon Rogers Leconte 

Joe E. Sample Jackson 

Charles Joseph Sessions Woodville 

Leslie James Spence Pauticfaw 

Rufus Madison Standefer Clarksdale 

Louis Winifred Thompson Rid geland 

Robert Edward Turner Winona 

Wirt Alfred Williams Sallis 

Jefferson Hamilton Price Williams , Mobile, Ala. 

William Richard Witty , Winona 

Preparatory Department. 


John Russell Allen Rural 

Edwin Debrelle Allen Hushpuckana 

Ben Koons Allen Hushpuchana 

John Adams Anders Jena, La. 

Donie L. Anglin . . Mendenhall 

M. G. Abney Heidelberg- 
Thomas Jefferson Bailey, Jr Jackson 

James J. Carruth Summit 

Miron Cornelius Chaffee Parmitchie 

William MatthewCasey Ashland 

Silas Woodward Davis Jackson 

Paul Drake Jackson 

Elmer Franklin Dickerson Shrock 

John Alexander Ellis Jackson 

William Kirby Ellis Utica 


George Beauchamp Ellis Utica 

Hudgines S. Ellis Yazoo City 

Stephen Duncan Farrar Newellton, La. 

Wilbur George A. Flemming McNair 

Edward W. Freeman Jackson 

Virgil Dubose Frizell Poplar Creek 

Homer Eliott Frizell Poplar Creek 

Walter Patric Ferguson Hattiesburg 

Fred Dick Gibbs Monroe, La. 

Aubrey Chester Griffin Brookl)m 

Clifford C. Gruber Jackson 

Luther Lee Greer Quinn 

Marcellus Green, Jr Jackson 

Clarence Bluef ord Godbold , Homochitto 

Saul Cyril Hart Jackson 

Reed Crook Holloway Learned 

Fountain Alexander Holt Yazoo City 

L W. Hale Jackson 

William Amos Lawrence Eupora 

Samuel Percy Lemly Texarcana, Tex. 

Edward Brittian Mayes Hazlehurst 

Willie Fitzhugh M urrah Jackson 

Albert Louis Maddox Harriston 

Fred McDonnell 

Joseph Enoch McMorris Fernwood 

Earnest A. Morrison Heidelberg 

Critington Roy se Nolen Killeen, Texas 

Truly Whitfield Nolen Paris 

James Harvey Neville Biloxi 

J. Chambers Nix Rockport 

William Welby Price Carpenter 

Dudley Phelps Jackson 

Leonidas Dudley Reed Free Run 

Ernest Curfew Riddell Opal 

Hammond Richardson Richardson, La. 

Frank Roach Russell Rolling Fork 

PaulRatliff Ophelia 

Benjamin Russell Rosenthal Kosciusko 

James Siebe Roberts Hazlehurst 

Hugh Knox Rachford Jackson 

John Cade Rousseaux Logtown 

Rod Russ Pearlington 

Harrison Smylie Black Hawk 


Clayton Swayze Evans 

Zack Huland Savage Ora 

J. W. Sullivan 

Grover Cleveland Terrell Terrell 

Cornelius Henry Trawick Gallman 

Dennis Eugene Vickers Pelahatchie 

Wiley Harris Virden Jackson 

Edgar Stewart Wilson Jackson 

Robert Lowrv Wallace Sidon 

E. S. Williams Carthage 

William Amos Welch Katie 


Robert Tyler Ball Tylertown 

James Mitchell Boykin Catchings 

Burton Bridges Asy lufn 

George Fearn Carlisle Jackson 

Hayes Carlisle Shiloh 

John Conner Cavett Jackson 

C. A. Clinghan Doddsville 

Jimmie Thomas Coleman Winona 

James Willie Davis Edv^^ai^ds 

Sam Fisackerly Winona 

David W. H, Flowers Newm"an 

Leon Clair Goodwin Mayersville 

Percy David Harrison Fayette 

Charles Howard Herring JacksOn 

Stephen Howard Johnson Jackson 

Edgar Jamieson Sunny side 

B. H. Kilgore Memphis, Tenn 

Pink Morrison. . . Heidelberg 

Willard Cox Moore Jackson 

Ellis Quitman Mitchell Delta 

James Robert May, Jr Dwiggins 

William B. Nichols Dublin 

James Walter Roberts Doddsville 

Quittie Sorrels Mastodon 

Hugh Edward Slater , Hollondale 

Arlington Clitton Searcy Cleveland 

Walter Kittrell Shute Black Hawk 

W. B. Sivley, Jr , Jackson 

Lloyd Talmage Terry McVille 

Douglass Ware Jackson 

Robert George Wilson Jackson 




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Medals Awarded Commencement, 1902 

The Millsaps Declamation Medal— Albert Hall Whit- 
field, Jr. 

The Oscar Kearney Andrews Medal for Oratory — 
Sanford Martin Graham. 

The Gunning Medal for Scripture Reading — Joseph 
Hudson Penix. 

The J. B. Ligon Medal for Oratory — Allen Thompson. 

The Galloway-Lamar Debater's Medal— Claude Mitch- 
ell Simpson. 


Gifts to the Library 

Dr. T. L. Mellen, Rev. C. N. Guice, 

Rev. J.R.Countiss, Prof. A. M.Muckenfuss, 

Rev. W. L. Duren, Prof G. L. Harrell, 

The Senior Class. 

Gifts to the Museum 

Dr. J. M. Weems, Dr. T. L Mellen, 

J. A. Regan, Rev. J. T. Abney, 

Rev. W. T. J. Sullivan, Miss Belle Kearney, 

Rev. J. R. Countiss, W. A. Gunning, 

Rev. C. M. Simpson, Senior Class.