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FOR 1903-1904 



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Thirteenth Session begins Wednesday, September 21. 

Entrance Examinations in Latin, Greek, History and 

French, September 20. 
Entrance Examinations in English and Mathematics, 

September 21. 
Recitations begin September 21. 
First Half Term ends November 4. 
Examinations, First Term, December 16-23. 
Christmas Holidays, December 24, 1904- January 2, 1905. 
Second Term begins January 3, 1905. 


Examinations, Second Term, March 11-17. 
Third Term begins March 18. 
Examinations, Third Term, May 26-June 1. 
Commencement Exercises begin June 2. 
Commencement Sunday, June 4. 
Commencement Day, June 6. 
Fourteenth Session begins September 20. 


Friday, June 3. 

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

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

Saturday, June A. 

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

Sunday, June 5. 

11 o'clock, A. M., Commencement Sermon by Rev. 
James W. Lee, St. Louis, Mo. 

Monday, June 6. 

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 7. 

10 o'clock, A. M., Annual Address by Dr. J. W. Lee, 
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 in igO'j : 

Rev. W. C. Black, D. D Natchez 

J. C.Kyle Sardis 

Rev. T. B. Holloman Vicksburg 

Rev. T. W. Lewis Columbus 

Rev. R. A. Meek Greenville 

Maj. R. W. Millsaps Jackson 

J. S. Sexton Hazlehurst 

J. B. Streater Black Hav^k 

Term Expires igo8; 

R. L. Bennett Yazoo City 

J. R. Bing-ham Carrolton 

I. C. Enochs Jackson 

Rev. W. B. Lewis Meridian 

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 


Frofesso7' 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., Centenary 
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 Rome and Athens, 
1895-96; Ph. D., University of Chicago, 1902. 


Professor of Mathe?natics and Astrofwmy. 

A.^B., Southern University, 1880, and A. M., 1881 1 Member of Alabama 
Conference, 1881-94, and of Mississippi Conference since 1894; Pro- 
fessor of Mathematics, Southern University, 1882-94; Ph. D., Illi- 
nois 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; Assis- 
tant in English, Vanderbilt University, 1897-98; Professor of Eng- 
lish and History in Polytechnic College, 1898-1900. 



Professor of History and Modern Languages. 

B. S., Vanderbilt University, 1896: M. A., Vanderbilt University, 1898; 
Professor, Morrisville College, 1897-98 University; of Chicago, 
1898-99; Professor, Polytechnic College, 1899-1900. 


Professor of Chemistry and Physics. 

A. B., Centenary College, Louisiana, 1887; A. M., University of Missis- 
sippi, 1890; A. M., Vanderbilt University, 1897; Ph. D., Vander- 
bilt University, 1900; Professor Natural Science, Centenary College, 
Louisiana, 1889-1902; Assistant in Astronomy, Vanderbilt Univer- 
sity, 1896-97. 


Acting- Professor of History and Modern Languages. 

A. B. and A. M., Kandolph-Macon College, 1894; Instructor p]nglish 
and Greek, Randolph-Macon College, 1893-95; Instructorl] Latin 
andGreek. Randolph-Macon Academy, 1895-97; Professor Latin and 
History, Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1897-1901; Professor History 
and Economics, Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1901-03. 

The Law School Faculty 



Law of Real Estate, Equity Jurisprudence 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-Jan- 
uary, 1892; LL. D., Mississippi College, 1882. 


Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Law of Corpora- 
tions, Constitutional Law, and Law and Practice iti Federal 

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


of Greek, University of Mississippi, 1871-74; Professoriof 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 Preparatory School Faculty 


Head Master. 

A. M. Centenary College, 1870; President and Professor, Port Gibson 
Female College, 1867-73; Professor Whitworth Female College, 


Assistant Master. 

A. B., Hiwassee College, 1883; Professor in 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 ol Harperville School, 1897-99; 
Associate Principal of Carthage School, 1899-1900. 


A. B., Millsaps College, 1903. 

Other Officers 






For the B. S. Degree. 

For the A. B. Degree. 


Vj'Bible I hr 

'^\jlyatin 4hrs 

'Greek 4 

Mathematics 4 

English 4 


Bible I hr 

I<atin or History 4 hrs 

Mathematics 4 

English 4 

French 4 


Latin Shrs 

Greek or German 4 

Mathematics 4 

English 4 

Chemistry 3-I-1 


Latin or History 3hrs 

Mathematics , 4 

English 4 

Chemistry 3-I-1 

German 4 


Philosophy 3 hrs 

Latin 3 

English ^,„ 3 

Physics 2-|-i 

Elective from. 

Psychology 2 

Greek or German 3 

Mathematics (A) 3 

Mathematics (B) 2 

Surveying i 

Chemistry (B) i-l-i... 

Chemistry (A) 2-|-i... 

Biology 2 

History 2 


Psychologfy 3 hrs 

Mathematics (A) 2 

Geology 2 


Elective from 

Philosophy 2 

Latin 2 

Greek 2 

Mathematics (B) 2 

English 2 

Chemistry (III) i-(-i 

Chemistry (IV) i 

Physics 2 

Sociology 2 


i5 hrs. 


Philosophy 3 hrs 

Mathematics (A) 3 

Chemistry (A) 2-|-i 

Physics 2-i-i 

Elective from 


Latin or German 

Mathematics (B) 



Chemistry (B) 






Psychology 3 hrs 

Mathematics (A) 2 

Geology 2 

History 3 

Elective from 

Philosophy 2 

Latin 2 

Mathematics (B) 2 

English 2 

Chemistry (III) i-|-i 

Chemistry (IV) i 

Physics 2 

Sociology 2 


16 hrs 

For Ph. B. Degree 


Bible I hr 

Latin or History 4 hrs 

English 4 

French 4 

17 hrs 


Latin or History 3 hrs 

Mathematics 4 

English 4 

Chemistry 3-I-1 

German 4 

ig hrs 


Philosophy 3 hrs 

English 3 

Physics 2-|-i 

Elective from 
Junior and Senior subjects not re- ^9 
quired for this degree. 



Mathematics (A) 


Elective from 
Junior and Senior subjects not al- 
ready taken. 

3 hrs 

16 hr 


Academic Classes 


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


Junior — Political Economy, advanced course (Walker); 
Log-ic (Hill). Three hours. 

Senior — History of Philosophy (Weber). Two hours. 

Junior — Psycholog-y (Halleck). Two hours. 

Senior— Mental Science (Baldwin); Ethics (Hickok). 

Three hours. 

Freshman — Composition — Rhetoric (Scott & Denney); 

Studies in American Literature (Riverside Series); 

Composition and Exercises. Four hours. 

Sophomore — History of English Literature (Moody and 
Lovett); Studies in Tennyson (Van Dyke's "Poems 
by Tennyson," and Rolfe's "Idyls of the King."); 
Selections from Robert Browning; Essays. Four 

Junior — Anglo-Saxon Reader and Grammar (Bright); 
History of the English Language (Lounsbury); 
Eight Plays of Shakespeare; Shakespeare's Life and 
Work (Lee), Essays. 

Senior — The English Novel in the Nineteenth Century: 
Special Studies in the works of Jane Austen, Scott, 
Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, Hawthorne, Reade, 
Stevenson, Hardy; Cross's "Development of the 
English Novel," and Perry's "A Study of Prose 



Freshman — Cicero, Selected Orations and Letters (Kel- 
sey); Grammar (Bennett); Prose Composition; History 
and Geography of Rome; Sight Translation. Four 

Sophomore — Livy, Books XXI and XXII (Capes); Pliny, 
Select Letters (Westcott); Horace, Odes and Epodes 
(Page); Grammar (New Allen and Greeuough;; 
Prose Composition; History and Geography of Rome; 
Sight Translation. Four hours. 

Junior — Vergil, Aeneid (Page); Horace, Satires and Epis- 
tles (Kirkland); Prosody; Prose Composition; Litera- 
ture 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. 


Freshman — Xenophon, Anabasis (Goodwin); Grammar 
(Goodwin); Prose Composition; History and Geography 
of Greece; Sight Translation. Four hours. 

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

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

Senior — Studies in the History of Athens, based on Herod- 
otus and Thucydides; Introduction to Greek Epig- 


raphy; Attic Comedy, selected plays of Aristophanes; 
Selections from Greek Lyric Poetry; GreekLiterature. 
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) — Elementof Mechanics (Wright). Two hours. 


Freshman — European History: West's Ancient Historyf 
Adams' Mediaeval and Modern History. Four hours. 

Sophomore — One of the following courses will be offered: 
L Constitutional History: Fiske's Critical Period 
of American History, Vol. I; Madison's Journal;Selec- 
tions from the Federalist. Three hours. 

n. Political History;Burgess'Middle Period;Macy's 
Political Parties in the United States; Curry's South- 
ern States of the American Union; Burgess' Recon- 
struction and the Constitution. Three hours. 

Junior — Nineteenth Century History: Stephen's Revolu- 
tionary Europe; Phillips' Modern Europe. Two 

Senior — Political Science: Bryce's American Common- 
wealth, Vol. I; Wilson's State. Three hours. 



Freshman — Advanced Grammar (Eraser and Squair); 
Super's Reading-s in French History; Class Reading 
in Racine and Corneille; Parallel Reading-, Colomba 
and L'Abbe Constantin; Advanced Composition and 
Sig-ht Reading. Four hours. 

Sophomore — Grammar, Composition, etc., continued; Mo- 
liere, Les Femmes Savantes, and Le Misanthrope; 
Les Precieuses Ridicules for parallel; La Fontaine, 
Selected Fables; Sainte Beuve, Causeries Du Lundi; 
French Lyrics; Dowden's French Literature. Three 


Freshman — Elementary Spanish Grammar (Loiseaux); 
Spanish Reader (Loiseaux); Arlarcon's El Capitan 
Veneno; other selected texts. (This course will not 
not count toward a degree except by action of the 
Faculty). Three hours. 


Sophomore — Grammar (Joynes-Meissner); Lange's Ger- 
man Method; Storm's Immensee (Whitenack); Exer- 
cises in Pronunciation and Composition. Four hours. 

Junior — Advanced Grammar; Ebner-Eschenbach's Frei- 
herrn Von Gemperlein (Hohlfeld); Schiller's Wilhelm 
Tell (Palmer); Scheffel's Der Trompeter Von Sakkin- 
gen (Buehner); Parallel Reading and Advanced Com- 
position. Three hours. 

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



Sophomore — Chemistry I. General Chemistry (Newell); 
Laboratory Outline (Smith). Three recitations and 
one period laboratory work. 

Junior (A) — Chemistry II. Organic Chemistry (Holle- 
man); Chemical Physiolog-y (Halliburton). Qualitative 
Analysis (Coit). Two recitations and one period lab-- 
oratory work. 

Junior (B) — Chemistry III. Qualitative Analysis (Coit); 
General Chemistry (Simon); History of Chemistry 
(Venable). One recitation and one period laboratory 

Senior — Chemistry IV. Quantitative Chemical Analysis 
(Tabot Mills and North). One period laboratory 


Junior — Course in Physics (Carhart, Stewart); Physical 
Experiments (Crew and Tatwell). Two hours recita- 
tion and one period laboratory work. 

Senior — General Physics (Hastings and Beach). Two 


Junior — Elementary Biology (Parker). Two hours. 


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


Senior — Practical Sociology (Wright); Municipal Govern- 
ment in Great Britian (Shaw); Original Investigation 
and selected articles on leading social problems. Two 



Law Classes 



Blackstone's Commentaries; Stephen on Pleading; 
Greenleaf on Evidence, Vol. 1; Smith on Personal Property; 
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;Constitutionof the United States; 
Cooley's Principles of Constitutional Law. 



Lawson on Contracts; Big-elow 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; Cooky's Constitutional Limitations; United States 
Constitution, historically. 

Entrance Requirements 

The authorities of Millsaps College prefer that appli- 
cants for admission into the Colleare should submit them- 


selves to the reg-ular test of an entrance examination. But 
in case the Principals of Preparatory schools desire to 
have their pupils admitted on trial without examination, 
arrangements looking to that end may be had as a result 
of correspondence 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 
Preparatory Department. This, as may be seen, com- 
prises, in Latin, the reading of four books of Ccesar's 
Gallic War, or an equivalent; in Greek, the satisfactory 
completion of the First Greek Book; and in both languages 
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: 


Latest — The First Latin Book (Collar and Darnell); Grad- 
atim (Collar); Grammar (Bennett.; 


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 Primer.) 


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 pre-requisite 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 indicc.ted 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. 

II. 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 methods 
of study, and tend to remove unreasonable dread of en- 
trance examinations. The student making the best aver- 
age grade in Freshman Mathematics during the session 
of 1903-1904 was prepared for College in the Kilmichael 
High School. 

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 compositioa — correct in spelling, punc- 
tuation, 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 pre- 
pared 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 


1904 and 1905— George Eliot's Silas Mariner; Carlyle's Es- 
say on Burns; The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers in 
the Spectator; Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield; Scott's 
Ivanhoe; Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Merchant 
of Venice; Lowell's Vision of Sir Launfal; Tenny- 
son's Princess; Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient 

1906 and 1907 — Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and 
Macbeth; The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers in the 
Spectator; Irving's Life of Goldsmith; Coleridge's 
Ancient Mariner; Scott's Ivanhoe and Lady of the 
Lake; Tennyson's Gareth and Lynette, Lancelot and 
Elaine, The Passing of Arthur, Lowell's Vision of 
Sir Launfal; George Eliot's Silas Mariner. 


1904 and 1905— Shakespeare's Macbeth; Milton's L'Alle- 
gro, II Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas; Burke's 
Speech on Conciliation with America; Macaulay's Es- 
says on Milton and on Addison. 


1906— Shakespeare's Julius Caesar; Milton's L'Allegro, 
II Penseroso, Comos, and Lycidas; Burke's Speech on 
Conciliation; Macaulay's Essays on Milton and on the 
Life of Johnson. 

IV. History — For entrance to the Freshman Class, 
something more is expected than the elementary courses 
given in our primary schools. The applicant will be ex- 
amined on United States History, and on either English or 
General History. He should be familiar with books of the 
grade of those used in our Preparatory Department. 

V. French — The applicant is supposed to have had 
one year's training in Elementary Grammar and composi- 
tion with from 100 to 200 pages of easy prose. He will be 
examined on simple forms and on his ability to translate 
simple sentences from French to English, and from Eng- 
lish to French. 

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 Mathe- 

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 English, Mathematics, Latin, 
History and French. 

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

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 the Senior Class are ex- 
amined 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— know 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 Deg-ree 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 degree. 




The Several Departments of the College 


The departments comprising the Course of Instruc- 
tion are: 

L The School of Philosophy and Biblical Instruction 
11. The School of Latin and Greek. 

III. The School of Mathematics and'Astronomy. 

IV. The School of English. 
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 great 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, Logic and the History of Phil- 

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 instruction will be by lectures, 
by daily oral examinations, by analysis of subjects studied, 
and by original theses to be presented by the students on 
topics prescribed relating to the various departments of 
the school. 

The English Bible and Steele'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 
Philosophy and the Evidences of Christianity. 

Text-Books: Hamilton's Lectures, History of Philos- 
ophy (Schwegler), The Grounds of Theistic and Christian 
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. Fcr 
the guidance of students and dealers the titles are there 
given 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 correspondingl}'^ 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 study of Cicero and Xenophon. The 


forms are carefully reviewed, the systematic study of the 
syntax is begun, and the importance ofa cquiring- a vocab- 
ulary 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 ord'er 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 presumabl}^ 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 
^neid 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 result of recent excavations 
on the sites of ancient theatres are laid under contribution 
to supply 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 course 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 (Criitt- 
well); Latin Poetry (Tyrrell). B. Greek: ^schylus, 
the Oresteia;Sophocles,the GEdipus Plays; Euripides, 
the Alcestis, the Hippoly tus, 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'Epigraphie Latine (Cagnat); Historical Latin 
Inscriptions (Rushforth); Exempla Inscriptionum 
Latinarum (Wilmanns). B. Greek: An Introduction 
to Greek Epigraphy (Robertson); Grammatik der 
Attischenlnschriften (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, to 
have a general acquaintance with Doerpfeld 's new theory 
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 
Egbert and Robertson. 

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


Hi. The School of Mathematics and 


The subjects taught in this school are subdivided as 
follows: I. Pure Mathematics. II. Applied Mathematics. 

In pure Mathematics the following subjects are taught: 
Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, 
Differential and Intregral Calculus, and Determinants and 
Theory of Equations; and in Applied Mathematics the fol- 
lowing: Land Surveying, Mechanics, and Astronomy. 

The general aim is to have the work of this depart- 
ment bi ought within such limits, and made so systematic 
and thorough 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 concep- 
tion, precision and directness of statement and correctness 
of deduction is well known. The student will be aided in 
forming correct geometrical conceptions and in gaining an 
insight into the true spirit and methods of geometrical 
reasoning. Throughout the course original exercises will 
be required. 


The required studies of the Sophomore year are Plane 
and Spherical Trigfonometry and Plane Analytic Geome- 
try. The course in Trigonometry goes beyond the mere 
solution of triangles and includes, as far as the 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 efficiency, 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 Geome- 
try. 2, Determinants and the Theory of Equations. 

II. 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 dui-ing 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 ma}-- be 
taken later. 

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


Courses Leading to the Master^s Degree. 

M. A. I. Geometry. — 1, Conic Sections, Salmon or 
Howison. 2, Geometry of Three Dimensions, Salmon or 
Smith, II. Astronomy. — 1, Mathematical, Godfray. 2, 
Mechafiical, Herchel's Outlines. Part 2. III. History 
OF Mathematics and Astronomy.— Ball, Grant, Gierke. 

M.S. I. Analysis. — 1, Differential Calculus, Edwards. 
2, Integral Calculus, Edwards, Byerlv. 3, Differential 
Equations, Edwards, Murray. II. Astronomy. — Godfray, 

IV. The School of English 

professor bishop 

The work of the Freshman year will be pursued with 
two purposes in view. It will be an aim, first, throug^h 
compositions and exercises, throug-h criticisms and lec- 
tures, through a study of the principles and forms of g^ood 
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 American literature will be studied in class 
twice 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 general. In the third term a brief review of the 
history of American literature will be made. Parallel 
reading will be assigned. 

In the first term of the Sophomore year the time will 
be given to the study of Eng-lish 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 and third terms the class will 
study selections from Tennyson and Browning in recita- 
tion and as parallel work. Throughout the whole year 
there will be work in prose composition, and some purely 
creative work will be required in story writing. 

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 English 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 class will consist of a study of 
selected novels from the works of the great English novel- 
ists of the nineteenth century. Each member of the class 
will be required to select the works of some special writer 
to whom he shall devote particular study throughout the 
year, presenting the results of his work in a paper on 
some theme that shall embrace the entire work lof the 
author chosen. While greatest emphasis will be placed on 
this work and on the study of special novels in class, the 
student is urged to use Cross's "The Development of the 
Novel" and Perry's "Prose Fiction" in connection with 
the lectures that will be given. 

Courses Leading to the Master's Degree. 

Students who apply for graduate work in English may 
elect for a philological course of study of Old English poe- 
try, taking some assigned subject in philology for special 
investigation; they may elect as courses in literature a 
study of the development of the English novel, a study of 
recent literary movements in the South, or a study ot 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. 

The work of the Freshman year is concerned with the 
outlines of the leading events in the History of Europe. 
Attention is given to causes, to people, and to historical 
movements, rather than to the narratives of battles and 

In the Sophomore year a careful study is made of one 
or two periods in American History, either the formation 
of the government and the origin of political parties, or of 
the events leading up to the Civil War, and the period of 

The Junior year, which is elective, offers a study of 
the most striking events in modern history, the French 
Revolution and the changes that grew out of it. 

The Senior year is given to Political Science, and, 
after studying our own government as it is, takes up the 
outlines of the existing governments in Europe, and lays 
the foundations for intelligent political criticism. 


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 year's work in each language comprises: 
1, careful drill in pronunciation; 2, the rudiments of gram- 
mar, including the inflection of the reg-ular and the more 
common irreg-ular 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 fix 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 pages 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 language from dictation. 

The second year's work comprises: 1, the reading of 
400 to 600 pages of easy modern prose in the form of 
stories, plays, or historical or biographical sketches; 2, 
constant practice, as in the previous 3'ear, 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 appear 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 modern 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 fur- 

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. Each student will be ex- 
pected 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 
equipped with apparatus necessary to the correct appre- 
ciation of the science. Each studentjhashis 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 slighest phenomenon, and habits of 
neatness, skill and economy. 

I. The Sophomore course consists per week of three 
recitations in General Chemistry and one period in the 
laboratory experimenting with substances considered in 
the recitation. Members of the class will be called upon 
to assist in experiments performed during lecture hours. 
The work of this year is wholly introductory, being a nec- 
essary prerequisite to either of the Junior Courses, one of 
which should be entered if the student would have a satis- 
factory appreciation 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 ref- 
erence. All facilities are provided for the preparation of 
typical 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. 
Attention jis given to Physiological Chemistry, and the 
whole course will appeal specially to preliminary medical 

III. The Junior (B) course is intended to be a contin- 
uation of the work of the Sophomore year. Each year 
some phase of advanced chemistry will be taught — theo- 
retical, inorganic, or physical. A study of chemical calcu- 


lations will be included. The course extends through one 
hour 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), subject 
to such changes as may be needed. 

IV. The Seniors spend one period weekly through- 
out the year upon Quantitative Analysis, including 
vapor density and molecular weight determinations, and 
the analysis of such substances as drinking water, fertil- 
izers, soils and ores. A special room is fitted up for this 
course. Library copies of Watt's Revised Dictionary, 
Thorp's Applied Chemistry, and Roscoe and Schorlem- 
mer'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. — The Junior year, required of all students 
before graduation, consists of two hours' recitation and 
one period in the laboratory every week. The physical 
laboratory will soon be equipped for effective work. 
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 largely a study of special 
topics 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 are follows: The 
Analysis of Potable and Mineral Waters; texts, Mason's 
Examination of Water and Fresenins' Quantitative Analy- 
sis, Band, II. (b) A study by analysis of the various 
Mississippi Mineral products, such as Iron Ores, Gypsum, 
Marl, Fire Clay and Limestone, (c) An advanced course 
in accurate Quantitative Analysis, and molecular weight 
determinations; text, Clowes and Coleman, (d) A course 
in the preparation and analysis ot Organic Substances; 
text, Gattermann. 

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 — Remsen's Theoretical Chemistry, Lach- 
man's Spirit of Organic Chemistry, Jones' Physical Chem- 
istry, Thorp's Industrial Chemistry, Halliburton's Chem- 
ical 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. 

Vin. 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 Musuem 


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 minerals 
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 college. 

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 
microscopic 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 character. 
Occasionally the faculty grants a class a week's leave 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 Institution 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 Crystallography, 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. 
Jordon's Bacteriology. 



The design of this course is to supply the student with 
a knowledge of the fundamental principles of Sociology 
and to prepare him for a more ready application of the 
problems involved. The city is studied as affording a 
large number of social problems in concrete form, and in 
addition to the work in the text, original work is done in 
the city of Jackson. 


— THE— 


The Faculty 

William Belton Murrah, D. D., LL. D., President 
of the Colleg-e. 

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 ori^^inal 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 instructor which was 
thoroughly established. He had already secured the val- 
uable assistance of a number of 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. Calhoon, Ex- Circuit Judge, 
and President of the Constitutional Convention; Hon. 
Thos. A. McWillie, State Reporter. 

The total attendance during the first year was twenty- 
eight, of whom fifteen were classed as Seniors. At the 
expiration of the colege 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 eigfhth annual session of our Law 
School. We point with pride to the results. We now 
have near one hundred g-raduates; and in all the seven 
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 genuineness of that result. We do not ask of our 
patrons or those who may contemplate becoming' our 
patrons 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 Collegfe 
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 locatian of the school at Jackson enables the 
managers to offer to the students extraordinary advan- 
tages, it 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 Librar}^ unequalled in the State, the 


privileg-es 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 satis- 
factory examination on the matter of the Junior course or 
its equivalent. No student will be graduated on less than 
five months of actual attendanK;e 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 Mississippi law in 
respect to the admission of applicants to practice law, by 
examination before the Chancery Court, and will therefore 
embrace all the titles prescribed by law for that examina- 
tion, viz: (1) The Law of Real Property; (2) The Law of 
Personal Property; (3) The Law of Pleading- and Evi- 
dence; (4) The Commercial Law; (5) The Criminal Law; 
(6) Chancery 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 legal 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 legal 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 Junior Class will embrace 
each of the eight subjects on which the applicant for 
license is required by the Code to be examined. A careful, 
detailed and adequate course is followed, so that an}^ stu- 
dent, even although he shall never have read any law before 
coming to us, if he will apply himself with reasonable 
fidelity, can go before the Chancellor at the expiration of 
his Junior year, with a certainty of success. The prepara- 
tion 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 he 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 examination 
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 than 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 College 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 organized 
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 scolarships. The buildings and 
the grounds are worth about $100,000. The first scholas- 
tic session began September 29, 1892, and the College Las 
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 
enlarged our facilities. 


Jackson, the capital of the State, and the seat of the 
College, is easily accessible by five lines of railway. 
Twenty-eight passenger trains arrive and depart daily. 
The College is located just north of the ciCy, on a com- 
manding elevation, with perfect drainage, and in a beauti- 
ful campus of fifty or more acres. A healthier spot it 
would be difl&cult to find within the limits of theState. The 
location secures all the advantages of the town and yet 
supplies all the healthful conditions and immunities of the 
country. Jackson is a small city of 20,000, with handsome 
churches and public buildings and is noted for the refine- 
ment and intelligence of its people. Its literary, social and 


relig-ious advantages are superior. Bishop Galloway, 
President 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. The late Mr. Dan 
A. James, of Yazoo City, Miss., 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 
also furnished the observatory with a magnificent telescope. 


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 excellent 
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. Mill- 
saps has made many valuable contributions to the Library. 

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 Literature. 
The fund is invested and the annual interest used in pur- 
chasing 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 
art conducted by the students, under constitutions and 


by-laws of their own framing. They are named, respect- 
ively, 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. In addition we 
have several small cottages in which students can board 
themselves at a reduced cost; or if they prefer, lodge there 
and take their meals elsewhere. No student will be per- 
mitted to room at the cottages without special permission 
from the President. 

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 two cot- 
tages for the accommodation of students. These homes 
are named, respectively, the John A, Ellis Cottage and the 
J, H. Brooks Cottage. 

Founders Hall 

Through the generosity of Major Millsaps we have 
recently come into possession of additional valuable prop- 
erty including a large dormitory building. This supplies 
the finest facilities for boarding accommodations. The 
rooms are heated with steam, and are furnished with iron 
bedsteads, and mattresses, chairs and tables. The manage- 
ment of the Hall is in charge of Rev. W.L.Hightower, a mem- 
ber of the Mississippi Conference and an accomplished 
Christian gentleman. 

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 


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- 
ning, and the Peebles Scholarship, established by Mrs. N. 
P. McPherson. 

The Oakley Memorial. — Under the direction of Mrs. 
J. R. Bingham, of Carrollton, Miss., a fund has been raised 
to establish a memorial in honor of the late Rev. J. S. Oak- 
ley, who was for many years an honored member of the 
North Mississippi Conference. The following Sunday 
Schools have contributed to this fund: Macon; Black Hawk; 
Carrollton; Rosedale;Starkvine; Wood Street; Water Valley; 

College Mails 

All correspondence intended for students at the Col- 
lege should be addressed care Millsaps College. Mails are 
distributed to students on the campus, thereby avoiding 
the necessity of personal visits to the city postofi&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 judgment 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 the 
consent of the Facult}^ A request to be allowed to drop 
a study must be in writing. 


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 discipline 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 give satisfac- 
tory evidence of good, moral character; and, if the candi- 
date comes from another college, he must show that he 
was honorably discharged. 


Prizes are annually awarded for excellence in: 

1. Oratory. The Carl J. v. Seutter 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 President 


and to the Secretary as soon as possible after their arrival, 
and secure board at some place approved by the Colleg-e 
authorities. Except in cases where special permission is 
granted students to board in the cottages or in town, they 
will be required to board in one of the Student's Homes 
or in private families near the College. New students 
should be present on Tuesday that they may be exam- 
ined and classed before the opening day, Wednesday, 
September 21. 

Entrance Examinations 

Examinations for those applying for admission into 
Millsaps College will be held September 20-21. See calen- 
dar 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- 
ber 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 spiritual 
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 Sunda}- 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 
College Chapel by distinguished speakers. 

Expenses — Literary Department 

Tuition for full scholastic year $30.00 

Incidental fee 5.00 

Library fee 1.00 

The tuition may be paid in two installments, as follows: 
First payment, $15.00, at the beginning of the session, and 
the second payment, $15.00, the first of February. The 
Incidental and Library fees must 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 osvn 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 pillow, 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 board 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 
advantag-es 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 facilties for 
accommodating this class of students have been enlarged. 

In addition to the Tuition and Incidental Fees, 
students 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 depaatment 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 the 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 facii 
ities they need for bringing up their studies. 



No student will be admitted into this department who 
is under 14 years of age. 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 English Grammar, Geography and Arithmetic. In 
other words, he must be familiar with the leading facts in 
geography, 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 con- 
struction and analysis of simple sentences. 

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 Romas are read in 
class during the last quarter of the first year, in connection 
with the First Latin Book. It is therefore recommended 
that students preparing to enter the Caesar class read at 
least fifty pages in this or some equivalenftext-book. 

Greek is begun 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 
language, and are also familiarized with the principles of 
syntax treated of in the latter part of the First Book. 
This language 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 passages 
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 
Bookkeeping. Special attention will be given also to 
Penmanship, Practical Composition, and Commercial 

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



Preparatory Department 


Mathematics — Hig-h School A.rithmetic (Wentworth); 
School Alg-ebra (Wentworth). 

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

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

History — Our Country (Cooper). 

Science — Physiology (Blaisdell). 


Mathematics — Algebra ( Wentworth 's Higher); Geometry 

Greek— The First Greek Book (White). 

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

English — English No. 2 (Blaisdell); Elementary Composi- 
tion (Scott and Denny); Book-keeping- (Groesbeck); 
Civil Government (Macy;) English History (Montgom- 
ery); Penmanship, 

French — Chardenal's Complete French Course. Rollin's 
French Reader. 

Science — Elements of Physics (Higgins.) 


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 
Spectator; Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield; Scott's 
Ivanhoe; Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice; Cooper's 
Last of the Mohicans; Tennyson's Princess; Coler- 
idge'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; Macaulay's Es- 
says on Addison and Milton. 





Allen Thompson, President. 
Mary L. Holloman, Vice-President. 
George B. Power, Secretary and Treasurer. 
H. S. Stevens, Orator. 


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, Med. Student, Portland, Ore. 
Jesse Thompson Calhoun, Prin. of High School, Mt. Olive 
Stith Gordon Green, Physician, Lamposos, Sonora, Mex. 
Aquila John McCormick, fntendent!^^'^ Attorney, Clarksdale 

Class of 1897 

Bachelors of Arts. 

Lucius Edwin Alford, Minister - - 
Walter Wilroy Catching-, Physician - 
William Henry FitzHugh, Attorney 
William Burvvell Jones, Minister - - 

- McComb City 

- - - Beulah 

Memphis, Tenn. 


Daniel Gilmer McLaurin, Sec'y Y. M. C. A. - - Canton 
George Boyd Power, Attorney Jackson 



Bachelor of. Science. 
Monroe Pointer, Merchant 


Bachelors of Laws. 

Francis Marion Austin, County Judg-e - - Edna, Texas 
John Crumpton Hardy, M^.^con^ge ■ ^° .... Starkville 

"William Houston Hughes, Lawyer Raleigh 

Walter Abner Gulledge, Attorney - - - Monticello, Ark. 
John Quitman Hyde, Attorney - - - Greensburg, La. 
Aquila John McCormick, Attorney .... Clarksdale 
Myron Sibbie McNeil, Attorney - - - Crystal Springs 

Julius Alford Naul, Attorney Gloster 

Richard Davis Peets, Attorney Natchez 

Paul Dinsmore Ritliff, Attorney Raymond 

Edgar Gayle Robinson, Attorney Raleigh 

Walter Hamlm Scott, Attorney .... Houston, Tex. 

Robert Lowry Ward, Attorney Sumner 

William Williams, Attorney General .... Jackson 

Class of 1898 

Bachelors of Arts. 

James Blair Alford, Book-keeper .... Whitestown 
CharlesGirault Andrews, Physician - - Memphis, Tenn. 

Percy Lee Clifton, cie?k^^^^^°'^^^ Jackson 

Garner Wynn Green, Attorney Jackson 

Albert George Hilzim, Commercial Traveler - - Jackson 
Blackshear Hamilton Locke iJiiigh^schoci.^'^^ - Okla. City 
John Lucius McGehee, Physician - - Memphis, Tenn. 
Alexander Harvey Shannon, Minister - - Tennessee 

Bachelors of Science. 

William Hampton Bradley, Civil Engineer 

Wharton Green, Civil Engineer 
Robt. Barron Ricketts, Attorney 
George Lee Teat, Attorney 

- - Flora 

Manchester, England 

- - - - Jackson 

- - - 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., Attorney - - Memphis, Tenn. 
Garrard Harris, Attorney, Claim Ag-'t I. C. R. R. Jackson 

Bee King, Attorney Jackson 

George William May, Attorney Jackson 

William Lewis Nugent, Attorney Jackson 

John Lundy Sykes, Commercial Traveler - - Memphis 

Georg-e Lee Teat, Attorney Kosciusko 

Harvey Earnest Wadsworth, Attorney - - Meridian 

Class of 1899 

Bachelors of Arts. 

Wm. Edward Mabry Brog-an, Minister - - Carrollton 

Henry Thompson Carley, Minister Phoenix 

Ashbel Webster Dobyns, Professor - Vancouver, Wash. 

Harris Allen Jones, Teacher Pickens 

Edward Leonard Wall Deceased 

James Percy Wall, Medical Student - - - New York 
Herbert Brown Watkins, Minister - - - - Lorman 

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, Deputy Chancery Clerk - 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 - - - - Gulfport 
Herschel Victor Leverett, Attorney - - - Hattiesburg- 

George 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, Electrical Engineer, McHenry 
Ethelbert Hines Galloway, Physician - - - - Jackson 
James Ford Galloway, Principal High School - Madison 
Thomas Wynn Hollowman, Attorney - Alexandria, La. 
Wm. Walter Holmes, Ministerial Student, Nashville, Tenn. 
Thos. Mitchell Lemly, Attorney & Justice of Peace, Jackson 
Henry Polk Lewis, Jr., Minister - - - - Mayersville 
Thomas Eubanks Marshall, Student - Nashville, Tenn. 
James Boswell Mitchell, Minister - - - Guthrie, Okla. 
James Asgill Teat, Attorney Kosciusko 

Bachelors of Science. 

Stephen Luse Burwell, Asst. Cashier Bank - Lexington 
William Thomas Clark, Book-keeper - - - Yazoo City 
William Lee Kennon, Student Baltimore 

Bachelor of Philosophy. 

Clarence Norman Guice, Minister Gloster 

Bachelors of Laws. 

Frank Moye Bailey, Attorney - - - Chickasha, I. T. 

Edgar Lee Brown, Attorney Yazoo City 

Robert Lee Cannon, Attorney Brookhaven 

William Lero}^ Cranford, Attorney - - - . Seminary 
Daniel Theodore Currie, Attorney - - - Hattiesburg 



Neal Theophilus Currie, Attorne}^ _ - - Hattiesburg" 
Joseph Bowmar Dabney, Co. Supt. of Education, Vicksburg- 
Desmond Marvin Graham, Attorney - - - - Gulfport 

Lovick Pierce Haley, Attorney - Okolona 

Elisha Bryan Harrell, Attorney Madison 

Robert Barron Ricketts, Attorney - - . - Jackson 
Hardy Jasper Wilson, Attorney - - - - Hazlehurst 
Thomas Beasley Stone, Attorney ----- Fayette 

James Asgill Teat, Attorney Kosciusko 

Samuel David Terr}', Teacher Texas 

William Calvin Wells, Attorney Jackson 

Class of 1 90 1 

Masters of Scietice. 

George Lott Harrell, Professor - - - - Jackson, La. 

William Lee Kennon, Student Baltimore 

Bachelors of Arts. 

Robert Adolphus Clark, Minister Pontotoc 

Henry Thos. Cunningham, Minister, Sulphur Spgs., Texas 
Barney Edward Eaton, Attorney - - - - Hattiesburg- 
Luther Watson Felder, Student . - - . Vanderbilt 
Albert Ang-elo Hearst, Attorney - . - - Hattiesburg 

Leon Catcbing HoUoman, Planter Phoenix 

James Thomas McCafferty, Minister - - - - Tchula 
Holland Otis White, Student - - - - Nashville, Tenn. 

Bachelors of Sciefice. 

Edwin Burnley Ricketts, Chemist - Birmingham, Ala 
Hamilton Fletcher Sivley, Cashier Braxton 

Bachelors of Philosophy. 

John Sharp Ewing, Medical Student - New Orleans, La. 

Harry Greenwell Fridge, Medical Student, New Orleans, La. 

Robert Paine Neblett, Minister Eupora 

James Albert Vaughan, Medical Student - - Virg-inia 
Ebbie Ouchterloney Whittington, Merchant - lad. Ter. 



Bachelors of Laws. 

Hulette Fugua Ab}^ Attorney Luma, I. T. 

Frank Edg-ar Everett, Attorney Meadville 

Frederick Marion Glass, Attorney ----- Vaiden 
Arthur Warrington Fridge, Adjutant General - Jackson 

Joel Richard Holcomb, Editor Purvis 

Thomas Wynn Holloman, Attorney - Alexandria, La. 

Thomas Mitchell Lemly, Attorney Jackson 

James Douglas Magruder, Attorney - - - - Canton 
Reuben Yfebster Millsaps, Attorney - - - Hazelhurst 
John Magruder Pearce, Attorne}' . - - - Woodville 
Robert Patterson Thompson, Attorney - - - Jackson 
Vince John Strieker, Attorney - Jackson 

Class of 1902 

Bachelors of Arts. 

John Richard Countiss, Minister - Oxford 

William Larkin Duren, Minister - - - - Jonestown 
Albert Langley Fairley, Cash. Mut. Life Ins. Co., Jackson 

George Marvin Galloway, Teacher Canton 

Mary Letitia Holloman Vicksburg 

John Blanch Howell, Medical Student - Nashville, Tenn. 
Clayton Daniel Potter, Attorney ----- Jackson 

Claude Mitchell Simpson, Min. Student, Nashville, Tenn. 
Allen Thompson, Attorney ----- - Jackson 

James David Tillman, Jr., Book-keeper - Carrollton 

Bachelors of Science. 

Henry LaFayette Clark, Book-keeper - New Orleans, La. 
Leonard Hart, Medical Student - - - New York City 
Walton Albert Williams, Teacher - - - - Carrollton 

Bachelor of Philosophy. 

Pope Jordan, Pharmacist ------- Welch, La. 



Bachelors of Laws. 

George Hansel Banks Beech Springs 

John David Carr 

Abe Heath Conn, Attorney Hazlehurst 

Wm. Stanson Davis, Jr. Waynesboro 

John David Fatheree Pachuta 

Wm. Columbus Ford ---------- Bezer 

Albert Angelo Heart, Attorney - - - - Hattiesburg 

R. T. Hilton Pearl 

Thomas Richmond James Montrose 

John Reed Matthews 

Bernard Slaton Mount, Attorney - - - - Vicksburg 

James Colon Russell Raleigh 

Oscar Greaves Thompson Jackson 

Victor Hugo Torrey 

Warren Upton __... Raleigh 

Class of 1903 

Master of Arts. 

Mary Letitia HoUoman Vicksburg 

Bachelors of Arts. 

William Felder Cook, Law Student - - Hattiesburg 

Lamar Easterling, Asst. Prep. Dept.Millsaps Col., Jackson 

Alfred Moses Ellison, Salesman Jackson 

DeWitt Carroll Enochs, Prin. High School, Hermanville 
Felix Eugene Gunter, Agt. Penn Mut. Life Ins. Co., Jackson 
Harvey Brown Heidleberg, Teacher - - Yazoo City 
Osmond Summers Lewis, Minister - - - Silver City 
Frederic Davis Mellen, Prin. High School, Thomasville 
Walter McDonald Merritt, Medical Student, Vanderbilt 
George Roscoe Nobles, Teacher Pulaski 

Bachelors of Philosophy. 

Allen Smith Cameron, Ministerial Student - Vanderbilt 

Felix Williams Grant, Book-keeper - - Vicksburg 

Aimee Hemingway - - Jackson 

Janie Millsaps Hazlehurst 



Bachelors of Laws. 

E. A. Anderson, Attorney Hattiesburg 

Henry Louis Austin, Attorney - - - Philadelphia 
Robert Eli Bennet, Attorney - . . . Little Spring-s 

John A. Clark, Attorney Pea Rldg-e 

Joseph Oliver Cowart, Attorney - - - Cross Roads 
Tandy Walker Cranford, Attorney - - Seminary 

Barney Edward Eaton, Attorney - - - Hattiesburg- 

W. D. Hilton Pearl 

James Wilson Holder Pearlington 

Paul B. Johnson Hattiesburg 

H. L. McLaurin Mount Olive 

James Terrell Moung"er 

E. S. Richardson Philadelphia 

Peter Franklin Russell Raleigh 

Richard C. Russell Magee 

William Asa Tew Mount Olive 

John Lawrence Thomson - Sylvarena 

Isaac Powell Touchstone Braxton 



Law Department 

Lamar Easterling Brandon 

Luther E. Grice Try us 

Louis Carlyle Hallam Jackson 

C. B. Hamilton Jackson 

Jas. B. Hilman Beech Springs 


Jesse David Jones Newton 

Joseph Albert May , Mendenball 

D. K. McDonald Augusta 

T. E. Mortimer Winona 

J. H. Penix Hood, La. 

Hubert Parker Perkinston 

"W. S. Pierce Hattiesburg 

Charles Frazier Reddock Bassfield 

Robert Lowry Sproles Durant 

W. T. Triplett Luther 

Henry Vaughan Watkins Jackson 

William Warren West Richston 

Collegiate Department 


Charlton Augustus Alexander Jackson 

David LeRoy Bingham Car rollton 

William Chapman Bowman Natchez 

Theophilus Marvin Bradley Casey ville 

Osborn Walker Bradley Caseyville 

John Clanton Chambers Poplar vill 

Ellis Bowman Cooper Brookhaven 

Louise Enders Crane Jackson 


Lewis Rundell Featherstone Jackson 

Dolph Grif&n Frantz Jackson 

James Nicholas Hall Sturgis 

Miller Craft Henry Jackson 

James Madison Kennedy Missionary 

William Marvin Langley Olive Branch 

Ja m es Marvi n Lewi s . . .Jackson 

James Nicholas McLean Jackson 

Joseph Hudson Penix Hood, La. 

James Slicer Purcell, Jr Bolinger, La. 

Charles Robert Rldgway Jackson 

Walter Anderson Terry Terry 

Lovick IPinkney Wasson Langley 

Benton Zachariah Welch Katie 


Ernest Brackston Allen Wells 

Leonidas Forister Barrier Rolling Fork 

John William Booth Campti, La. 

Joseph Enoch Carruth, Jr Auburn 

William Noah Duncan Memphis, Tenn. 

Vernon Young Felder Quinn 

Robert Pain Fikes Jackson 

Sanford Martin Graham Oak Grove 

Albert Powe Hand Shubuta 

Hendon Mason Harris Jackson 

Ethel Clayton McGilvray Williamsburg 

Marvin Summers Pittman Rosedale 

John Baxter Ricketts Jackson 

Talmage Voltaire Simmons , Sallis 

Robert Mason Strieker Fort Adams 


Joseph Atkins Baker Pocahontas 

James Leo Berry Prentiss 

Cawthon Asbury Bowen Tupelo 

John Foster Bowling Raleigh 

James RobertBright Chester 


Bennie Borden Brister Bog'ue Chitto 

Hugh Ernest Brister Bogue Chitto 

Robert Bradley Carr Pontotoc 

Orange Bartlette Eaton Taylorsville 

Shaw Enochs Brandon 

Kenneth Pierce Foust Okolona 

James Wilson Frost Oakland 

Hugh Kavanaugh Guice Sh ubuta 

James M. Haley, Jr Okolona 

James Edward Heidelberg Heidelberg 

Roland Webster Heidelberg Shubuta 

Evan Drue Lewis Congress 

Jesse Walter McGee Jackson 

James Archibald McKee Sidney 

Wesley Tucker Merritt Jackson 

John Lambert Neill Montrose 

Walter Newton Newman Veto 

Frances Virginia Park Jackson 

Henry Wilbur Pearce Punta Gorda, C. A. 

Luther Emmett Price Carpenter 

Arthur Leon Rogers LeConte 

William LaFayette (Weems, Jr Shubuta 

Wirt Alfred Williams Sallis 


Ben Koons Allen Hushpuckana 

John Russell Allen Rural 

John Adam Anders Jena, La. 

Calvin Crawford Applewhite Gaudolfo 

George Stone Buder Columbus 

Harvey Hasty Bullock Monterey 

Landon Kimbrough Carlton Sardis 

Miron Cornelius Chaffee Corinth 

William Owens Cochran Cockrum 

Silas W. Davis Jackson 

John Alexander Ellis.. Jackson 

Wilbur George Armstrong Fleming McNair 


Columbus Hervey Galloway Canton 

Clarence B. Godbold Homo Chitto 

Willis Woodard Graves Mt. Carmel 

Clifford Cleveland Gruber Jackson 

Cristopher Bradshaw Haddon, Jr Harperville 

Saul Cyril Hart Jackson 

Bessie Neal Huddleston Jackson 

Clarence Galloway Jones Cockrum 

Mathilde Lacey Jackson 

Hattie Humphries Lewis Meridian 

John William Loch Magnolia 

Edward Brittian Mayes Hazlehurst 

Joseph Enoch McMorris Brookhaven 

Heartwell Swearingen McCleskey Eatonton, Ga. 

Charles Lamar Neill Montrose 

Crittington Royse Nolen Paris 

Stephen Coleman Gates Crawford 

Luther Rawles O'Brien Terry 

Sam Osborn Norfield 

William Welby Price Carpenter 

Hugh Knox Rachford Jackson 

Leonidas Dudley Reed Yazoo City 

Susie Ridgeway Jackson 

Corry Wilbur Robinson Crystal Springs 

Lee Rogers, Jr New Albany (R. F. D. 2) 

John Cude Rousseaux Logtown 

Thomas Walter Rowzee Decatur 

David Thomas Ruff Ruff 

Rodrick Seal Russ Pearlington 

Zack Savage Hattiesburg 

John Walter Schoonmaker Gloster 

Rufus Madison Standefer, Jr Clarksdale 

Carl Clayton Swayze Evans 

Grover Cleveland Todd EUisville 

George Torrey Warren Union Church 

John Wesley Weems Shubuta 

Jefferson Hamilton Price Williams Mobile, Ala. 

Robert Turner Williams Columbus 

Luther Wise Ackerman 

Joseph Kendall Williams Corinth 


Preparatory Department 


George Aubrey Alexander Oakridge 

Oscar Backstrom McLain 

Robert Tyler Ball Magnolia 

Theo. Taylor Beaullien Jackson 

Monroe Calvin Beaver Burns 

Fairly Pinctard Beaver Burns 

Elbert Cecil Black Adelle 

John Canada Bowen Seuatobia 

Perry Augustus Brooks Crawford 

Erastus Havard Butler Knoxville 

Emanuel Brooks Brown Weathersby 

Albert Sidney Benton Senatobia 

Capers M. Broom Prentiss 

William Craddock Boyd Dunbar 

Hayes Carlisle Shiloh 

John Conner Cavett, Jr Jackson 

George Washington Cheek Baxter 

William Ashton Chichester Edwards 

Jimmie Thomas Coleman Winona 

Jeff Collins Laurel 

Milton Byrd Cooper Philadelphia 

H. Denton Countiss Freedom 

Byron John Crow Osborn 

Kelly Monroe Davis < Smithville 

Bertram Barton Greene Holly Springs 

Aubrey Chester Griffin Jackson 

DeWitt Clinton Greenwood Haley Okolona 

Robert Ervin Hariston Crawford 

Marmaduke Johnson Harrison Clarksdale 

Eugene Herrington Fellowship 

Will Anderson Hull McCool 

Charles O. Jaap, Jr Durant 

Stephen Howard Johnson Jackson 

Frederick Shutts Jones Chunkey 


Claude Paul Jones Flora 

Lawrence Galloway King Evans 

Charles Hascal Kirkland Fellowship 

Almyer F. Knowles Jackson 

Stirling- Paine Lenoir Muldon 

William Cooke Lester, Jr Houston 

Albert Louis Maddox New Orleans, La. 

Hosie Frank Magee Auburn 

Jeff Davis Martin Raleigh 

George Tilden Martin Golden 

James Cornelius Martin Edwards 

Frank Lamar Mayes Jackson 

Fred Jones McDonnell Okolona 

Ellis Quitman Mitchell Delta 

Robert Paine Mitchell . .Macon 

W. H. Moore Hermanville 

WiUard Cox Moore Jackson 

Fulton D. Moore Asylu m 

William Fitzhugh Murrah Jackson 

Wallace LeRoy Miller Grenada 

Samuel Edgar McMillan Dixon 

Lewis Norwood Pass Jackson 

William Elma Patterson Winona 

Philip Pointer Como 

Nathan Edward Roberts Jena, La. 

Charles Luther Rogers Pittsburg 

Martin Rose... West Point 

George Kirkland Sharp Steele 

J. Rhea Shelton Okolona 

Philip Shipp Zeiglerville 

Wm. Baker Sivley, Jr Jackson 

Jessie Levi Su m rail Laurel 

Robert Allen Tribble Boyle 

Robertus Stephens Tullos Raleigh 

William Douglass Ware Jackson 

Chalmers Meek Williamson, Jr .Jackson 


John Pauling Waug-h Goodman 

Baxter Wilson Lexington 

James Lucius Wise Ackerman 

James Young Booneville 


James Lafayette Benson Jackson 

Robert Milton Brown Melville 

Warren W. Cammack Rodney 

Allen Catching Georgetown 

Joseph Carter Craig Como 

BVed Fernando Flynt Amory 

Jesse Gober David 

Ernest Erastus Graham Monroe 

Peyton Read Greaves Asylum 

David Urquhart Harris Jackson 

Walter G. Hendrick Monticello, Ark. 

Charley Howard Herring Jackson 

Otis B. Holmes Hattiesburg 

Lucius Lamar Holt Yazoo City 

William Burley Hallman Lorena 

Woodard Terrell Leech Black Hawk 

Lucian Hooker Lloyd Myles 

John C. Matthews, Jr Jackson 

George Frank McCormick Clarksdale 

Archie Falls McKee Jackson 

Andrew Dannie Miller Lorman 

Obed Birch Matheny Mathersville 

Joseph Edward Noble Fayette 

John Whitfield Noble Fayette 

Percy Albert Ricketts Drew 

Walter Scott Sims Jackson 

Albert Cleveland Smith Barlow 

John Timothy Smith Barlow 

Burkney Smith Jackson 

Joseph Henderson Stafford Shelby 

Lloyd Talmage Terry Millville 

Robert Joseph Whitfield Jackson 

Robert George Wilson Jackson 

David Sutton Wilson Lexington 

John Jordan Wilson Eden 












Medals Awarded Commencement, 1 903 

The Millsaps Declamation Medal — James W. Frost. 

The Oscar Kearney Andrews Medal for Oratory — 
Marvin Summers Pittman. 

The Gunning- Medal for Scripture Reading — Osmond 
Summers Lewis. 

The Carl V. Seutter's Medal for Oratory — Harvey 
Brown Heidelberg-. 

The Galloway-Lamar Debater's Medal — Osborn Wal- 
ker Bradley, 

The Collegian Prize for the Best Story — Hendon M. 

The Clark Essay Medal— J. H. Penix. 


Gifts to the Library 

W. T. Hall, The Y. M. C. A., 

I. D. Borders, The Dept. of Mathematics, 

Rev. M. M. Black, The Senior Class. 

Gifts to the Museum 

Dr. W. T. J. Sullivan, Rev. T. L. Mellen, 

Rev. W. L. Anderson, T. R. Welch, 

O. C. Whitaker, H. M. Harris, 

J. Cox, O. B. Eaton, 

The Senior Class.