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Vol.. II. JACKSON, MISS., DECEMBER, 1899. No. 9 

Ten "fresh fish" 

On their way to dine; 
One ate hash 

And that left nine. 

Nine "fresh fish" 
Coming in late, 

One couldn't lie 

And that left eight. 

Eight "fresh fish" 

Made the "eleven," 

One bucked the line 
And that left seven. 

Seven "fresh fish" 
In for some fun 

Monkeyed with "math," 
And it left none. 

— O. B., in E. and H. Era. 

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T IS REQUIRED by the charter of Mill- 
saps College that there shall be eight Trus- 
tees from each Conference in the State. 
Bishop C. B. Galloway, the President of the 
Board, was chosen to fill that office so long as he 
should be a resident of the State. 

We regret not being able to furnish a picture of 
€ach Trustee. Below we give a list of the Trustees 
and their places of residence. 

The North Mississippi Conference. 

Mr. J. B. Streater, of Black Hawk — a success- 
ful merchant of that place — has been Superintendent 
of the Methodist Sunday School for thirty years. He 
iias served as Secretary of the Board since its first 

Captain D. L. Sweatman, of Winona, is a most 
successful lawyer and a man known and beloved 
throughout the State. 

Mr. J. R. Bingham, of Carrollton, is a merchant 
-and cotton buyer of ihat place. He is at present the 
Secretary of the Twentieth Century Educational Fund 
of the North Mississippi and Mississippi Conferences. 
-He has taken into that enterprise all of the enthusiasm 
that has made him so successful in other lines of work. 

Dr. W. G. Sykes, of Aberdeen, is a large and suc- 
cessful planter. 

Rev. S. M. Thames, of Minter City, is a well-be- 
loved minister of the North Mississippi Conference, 

Rev. R. M. Standifer, of Oxford, Miss., one of the 
most genial and pleasant gentlemen to be found in the 
State, always receives a warm welcome from Millsaps 
College students. 

Rev. J. W. Malone, also of Oxford, is President of 
the recently established Woman's College of that place. 
He has been engaged in educational work in this State 
for several years. 

Rev. T. W. Lewis, although one of the younger 

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members of the Board, has been an honored minister 
in the North Mississippi Conference for a number of 
years, having filled some of the most important sta- 
tions. His present residence is Carrollton, Miss. 

The Mississippi Conference. 

Rev. C. G. Andrews, D. D., of Meridian, Miss., 
is the Presiding Elder of the Meridian District. He has 
been Secretary of the Mississippi Conference for many 
years past, and has filled all of the important charges 
within the bounds of the same. Few men are more 
beloved than he. 

Rev. W. C. Black, D. D., of New Orleans, La., 
the accomplished editor of the New Orleans Christian 
Advocate, is too well known throughout the South to 
need an introduction to the readers of the Collegian, 

Rev. A. F. Watkins, pastor of Crawford Street 
Methodist Church, of Vicksburg, Miss., was at one 
time agent of Millsaps College. He is regarded as 
one of the ablest ministers in the State. 

Rev. W. B. Lewis, of Yazoo City, has been a 
faithful member in the Mississippi Conference for 
many years. 

Major R. W. Millsaps, of Jackson, Miss., the suc- 
cessful business man and friend of the boys of Missis- 
sippi, is President of the Capital State Bank and Treas- 
urer of the Board of Trustees of Millsaps College. 
He has given more largely for christian education than 
any other man in the State. 

Col. John A. Lewis is a prominent business man 
and manufacturer of Meridian, Miss. 

Mr. Peter James, of Yazoo City, Miss., besides 
being engaged in mercantile pursuits, is President of 
the Yazoo City Bank and one of the largest cotton 
planters of the South. To this gentleman many a 
poor young man and woman in this State is indebted 
for an education. 

Mr. L C. Enochs, of Jackson, Miss., is President 
of the Enochs Lumber and Manufacturing Company, 
and is the largest lumber dealer in the State. 

E. H. G. 

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HEN sitting down at study, 
With my mind on love intent, 
Oft a picture comes before me 
From a distant city sent. 

'Tis a picture rich and lovely. 

Fit to grace with beauty rare, 

And with light so soft and holy, 
The inner temple of the fair. 

'Tis a picture of a maiden, 

Bright blue eyes and golden hair; 
Teeth that gleam thro' lips half open, 

Just as pearls 'mid rubies rare : 

All that face one sweet expression 

Of the inner richer light. 
Of a soul whose radiant beauty 

Shines in splendor pure and bright. 

Then I wonder, as I ponder. 

Whether she will always be. 
As she walks that city yonder. 

Just the sweet, true girl to me 

That she promised me at parting, 

When the tears from out her eyes. 

As they met the pale moon's splendor, 

Gleamed Hke dew-drops 'neath the skies. 

Will she love me tender, truly, 

In my absence as of old. 
When I sat within her presence. 

The sweetest tale of all she told ' 

Or will time and distance sever 

With the cruel knife of fate, 
Ev'ry cord of sweet affection 

That her soul to mine did mate? 

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Then indeed were hope illusion, 
And love but a hollow name; 

Faith and trust and all affection — 
But an empty shell, the same — 

Made of stuff that, for a season, 
In the breath of favor stands, 

But when tempests round it gather, 
Falls in grains of crumbling sand. 



VEN the casual observer must be struck 
with the fact that from one end of Missis- 
sippi to the other practically the same kind 
of soil meets his eye. This is due to two 
deposits that cover the older formations and hide the 
secrets of past ages from those who have not eyes to 
see. The upland region, not excepting the coast, is 
covered with a layer of yellow clay that is unstratified, 
very fertile, and increases in thickness towards the 
water courses. Underlying the yellow clay, and cover- 
ing almost as extensive an area, is the familiar orange 
sand, impregnated with gravel and devoid of fertility. 
It is only where these are worn away that one can see 
the real geological difference between diverse sections 
of Mississippi. Fortunately, around Jackson the 
strata below are frequently exposed. 

This orange sand deposit is extremely interesting, 
for the following reasons : The surface of the ground 
beneath it is found to consist of prehistoric hills and 
vales very much like those that beautify our land- 
scape today. The few fossils it contains are of the 
greatest variety, from the Devonian to the Tertiary. 
It has even swept fossils up from the strata below. Its 
gravel beds lie in general north and south. The gravel 
itself shows distant origin. Therefore, beyond doubt, 
this drift was deposited when the whole State had be- 

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come the scene of a vast flood. Geologists fix the time 
as being immediately after the Glacial Epoch, about 
ten thousand years ago, when the immense amount of 
long-accumulated material at the North was turned 
loose by the melting rays of a more modern sunshine 
upon the lowlands of the South. 

The region within a radius of fifty miles of Jack- 
son is geologically the most representative of the State, 
for not only is there as great a variety as elsewhere, but 
the formations included extend all over the State, with 
the exception of a strip at the northeast. To show 
how varied is the geology of this region, it is only 
necessary to contrast a few localities. Jackson is in a 
different geological position from Clinton or Pearson, 
which are similarly situated ; these are in turn different 
from Raymond or Brandon, which are alike. Byram 
is different from Terry. The region southwest of Ed- 
wards, that north of Canton and that east of Good 
Hope are three other distinct groups of earth. 

The youngest land around Jackson is of course 
the "bottoms," including our fabulously fertile Delta. 
The swamps of Pearl River afford a good instance of 
this soil to the students at Millsaps College. Its geology 
class has recently traced an ancient bed of that stream 
one mile in length. The cutoff has become filled up 
nearly to the level of the swamp, while large trees have 
grown and died where the Pearl once flowed. Accurate 
study of the age of this cutoff will be further prose- 

'The "second bottoms" along Big Black River 
are of note, because the same condition is found 
around the Great Lakes. This "Terrace Epoch" must 
have been a time of very high water; for these lands 
are not now subject to overflow. 

It will be surprising to many to learn that the 
bluff formation along the Father of Waters is compara- 
tively new; it is found above the orange sand and 
under the yellow clay. All these facts are explained 
by saying that, after the flood that brought down the 
orange sand, the waters that still covered the lowlands 

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of the present Mississippi swamps changed their char- 
acter, and deposited the lime-charged silt of the bluffs 
along the edge of the land. As the waters lost their 
swiftness and began to subside, an increasing amount 
of fine and rich yellow clay was spread over the sand 
and bluff. Finally, the second bottoms were formed, 
when the tributaries of the Mississippi had become 
tolerably well outlined by the further subsidence of 
the water. 

This flood left no Ararat. The beautiful scenes of 
our State's ancient topography had all been covered 
by a deposit that at first left everything flat as a board. 
Even before, however, the waters had subsided very 
far, there commenced the great work of erosion that 
has culminated in the landscape of today. Where there 
was protection on account of cementation of the sand 
or bluff, the ancient land was more or less preserved 
and high hills or bluffs resulted. The site of Jackson 
itself is a mild example of this result. 

The bluff material is remarkable, though we must 
remember that many Mississippi River bluffs are made 
of sand or marl. It is not stratified, contains fossils 
of ten species of snails, and shows the remains of fif^ 
teen species of mammal including the bear, tapir, deer, 
bison, elephant and that kind of mastodon specially 
named "gigantic." 

Besides the above, there are five groups of earth 
around Jackson that belong to the periods before the 
flood, but they are exposed in general only by deep 
gullies, valleys, or wells. The youngest is called the 
Grand Gulf, because the bluff at that place is its most 
surprising outcrop. Raymond, Terry, Brandon and 
Raleigh are in its northern edge, while its southern 
underlies the Mississippi Sound. The orange sand 
deposits upon it are very deep, practically the largest 
exposure being along Pearl River. The material of the 
Grand Gulf, though extensive, is as a rule of little in- 
terest or value, being mostly sand stone and light color- 
ed clays. A low grade of lignite or soft brown coal 
is found deeply covered. Fine building sand stones 

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are sometimes quarried. Fossils are few, consisting 
of several species of beech, oak, pine or palm, in a badly 
disintegrated condition. The sandstones are often 
saturated with ordinary salt, magnesia and pyrites, 
cracking when exposed to the air and changing sub- 
terranean springs to mineral waters that are about as 
raluable as brine. Petrified wood is very common, 
especially in Southern Hinds. 

The Vicksburg Group, the next in age, appears as 
a strip about ten miles wide, extending from Vicksiburg 
to Wanesboro — clear across the State. Near the latter 
place, there is a cave said to rival in magnitude its 
relative in Kentucky. Every town on the Alabama & 
Vicksburg Railroad west of Morton lies in the strip 
except Jackson and Brandon. Orange sand seems to 
have been entirely washed away, though the yellow 
clay surface is often present. The material of the 
group is marl and compact limestone, the latter being 
sometimes beautifully crystalized. By ram has an out- 
crop of fine marl five feet thick. The Rankin Quarry 
is in this region. Blasting carried on there during the 
past year is said to have exposed large pieces of clear 
calcite. A recent visit by the Geology Class of Mill- 
saps College showed that the rock lay in three or four 
distinct ledges close together. Settling had caused con- 
siderable cracking, giving the deceptive appearance of 
huge masonry constructed by prehistoric giants. This 
phenomenon led the visitors to conclude that the so- 
called ancient "wall" said to extend forty miles in 
Copiah and adjoining counties might very possibly be 
the work of nature. Mimicry is a common phenomenon 
of lower forms. Indeed, investigation of the matter 
has showed that Professor Hilgard in i860 spoke of 
this wall formation occurring in several sandstone beds 
from Grand Gulf to Cato, and mentioned that the peo- 
ple of the latter place were for many years deceived 
by the Indian relics found near by. 

The material of the Vicksburg Group is the most 
fossiliferous of any around Jackson. Seven species 
of fish, one crab, forty-eight bivalves, sixty-four uni- 

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valves, four radiata, and six corals have been described. 
Sometimes the fish are found perfectly preserved, as 
is shown by a specimen gratefully received lately by 
Millsaps College from one of its young lady friends. 

The Jackson strip of strata lies immediately north 
of the Vicksburg Group and is similar to it both in ex- 
tent and nature. Besides Jackson, Flora, Canton, 
Fannin, Forest, Paulding, and Shubuta lie within the 
strip, which is partly covered with the orange sand and 
above this largely with the yellow clay. Around Forest 
the clay is dark colored and adhesive, forming the 
prairie soil that is so familiar along the Mobile & Ohio 
Railroad. This is well worth study, for it shows how 
a surface that does not wash may preserve the original 
topography of the land. 

As regards material, no limestones are found in 
the Jackson Group, but only white and blue marls. 
Gypsum, of the beautiful variety called selenite, that 
might easily be mistaken for isingglass, occurs at Lake 
and other localities. Vertebrae and teeth of perhaps six 
species of fish, of three radiata, five corals, thirty uni- 
valves and thirty-two bivalves have been found. The 
most noted fossil, however, is that of the immense 
whale called Zenglodon, calculated to have been seven- 
ty feet long. Millsaps College possesses several verte- 
brae of this animal, one being unearthed on Pearl River 
back of the campus. 

The formations of the next older Group, the Clai- 
borne, are not well illustrated by any region very near 
Jackson, though it commences at Good Hope, not far 
from Fannin. The country around Quitman, Meridian 
and Decatur best show its character. Suffice it here 
to say that the Claiborne Group is quite fossiliferous 
and full of iron ore, as an examination of the Museum 
oi Millsaps College will show. 

The" oldest rock near Jackson is the country 
north of Canton. This is the extensive lignitic group 
of strata extending to the Tennessee line, and more 
properly divided into the buhrstone sub-group south of 
Montgomery County, and the La Grange to the north. 

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The material of this section is deeply covered by the 
orange sand, which, like that concealing the similar 
Grand Gulf to the south of Jackson, is full of gravel 
beds. The lignitic group shows the greatest diversity 
of material, from clays to sands of all colors. The 
lignite here is of good quality, unlike that of the too 
youthful Grand Gulf, and is sometimes found in valu- 
able beds eight feet thick. Good bitumnious coal oc- 
curs in sufficiently large lumps to excite the land- 
owners. The region north of Canton, therefore, i& 
merely an older stage of region south of Byram. 


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Vol. II. DECEMBER, 1899. No. 9. 



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N ACCOUNT of the presence of yellow 
fever in Jackson, it has been impossible to 
issue our magazine before. But the Col- 
legian makes its appearance now, begging 
its former readers and supporters to pardon this delay. 
To those who have made the publication of the maga- 
zine possible, we return thanks, and hope they will have 
no cause to regret having encouraged the enterprise. 

We desire here to impress upon our fellow-stu- 
dents that in order to give our readers an interesting, 
live magazine, there must be contributors as well as 
editors. Therefore, we respectfully request that those 
who have gifts will furnish us with "copy." We also 
make a similar request of our alumni, all of whom, we 
hope, will be readers of the Collegian. 

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The day after Millsaps College had opened its 
doors for the present session, and while students were 
arriving by every train, we were startled by the an- 
nouncement that yellow fever had appeared in our city. 
But our President, ready to meet any and every emer- 
gency, promptly established a strict quarantine around 
the College campus, cutting off all outside communica- 
tion. Thus we were enabled to carry on our College 
work without interruption. The quarantine being 

raised with the disappearance of the disease, other 
students began to arrive, and our roll shows as many 
in attendance now as at this time last session. Our 
President deserves the thanks of both students and 
patrons for his unceasing watchfulness and care dur- 
ing the trying ordeal through which we have passed. 

We are glad to see the students taking such an 
active interest in athletics and all outdoor exercises. 
Each evening one may see the boys upon the tennis 
court, upon the base ball field, upon the gridiron and 
still others in the gymnasium. We are indeed sorry 
that we are not allowed to test our skill with other 
colleges, for we believe we have as good material at 
Millsaps as there is to be found in any of our Southern 
colleges. The time may come or, rather, the time is 
surely coming, when we will endeavor to prove our 
statement to be true. 

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EEP 'EM LAUGHING, keep' em crying, 
keep 'em waiting." This was Charles 
Reade's definition of the way to write a 
good novel. It's a good definition, don't 
you think so ? It puts into a few words a vast and dif- 
ficult art — that is, difficult for those not born with 
genius. Now, Mary E. Wilkins is evidently one of 
those whose skill m writing comes from nature. Every- 
thing she does seems easy. Her latest book, "The 
Jamesons," gives the impression of having been writ- 
ten with absolute facility; and yet it is in a field some- 
what new to her, the field of comedy. Read it if you 
want to laugh from pure enjoyment of the eccentrici- 
ties of human nature. But every now and then you'll 
suddenly find your eyes filling with tears. So "The 
Jamesons" fulfills the first two-thirds of Charles 
Reade's definition. Moreover, it is so entertaining that, 
though the interest is never strongly established, it 
carries you along gently and smoothly to the end. 
Now and then Miss Wilkins stoops to exaggeration, 
but you can forgive that, for "The Jamesons" is in- 
tended to be a bit of fun. It succeeds, however, in 
being very much more. In fact. Miss Wilkins cannot 
touch any theme without showing how great an artist 
she is. Every character in the book is clear, every in- 
cident has point, every bit of sentiment rings true. The 
fine vein of tenderness that runs through it makes the 
most delicate poetry. Perhaps, however, its highest 
artistic quality lies in the way it is told, from the point 
of view an old maid of provincial New England, not 
th*-, old maid of caricature, but one of those whole-soul- 
ed, noble-minded creatures that make you feel sorry 
for the men who might have married them. Through- 
out the book you never forget who is telling it, and at 
the close you have a very definite impression of the 
narrator. John D. Barry, in Truth. 

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"The Lion and the Unicorn." 

A fresh volume of stories by Richard Harding 
Davis is always welcome, although the tales therein 
have been served first to the public through various 
periodicals. Mr. Davis' style is peculiarly his own, 
and "The Lion and the Unicorn," and "On the Fever 
Ship," are decidedly the best of this latest volume; 
and the latter is probably the best bit of descriptive 
writing Mr. Davis has done in a story. The sensa- 
tions of delirium are most vividly described, and the 
pathos is moving, and not in the least mawkish. "The 
Lion and the Unicorn" is extremely pretty, although 
tht title is obviously chosen for effect, rather than from 
any bearing it has on the story. One regrets that the 
young playwright's choice does not fall on Marion, in- 
stead of the unappreciative Helen, but men seldom do 
marry the women best suited to them, or most devoted 
to their interests. And there is one line in which 
Mr. Davis has no peers, and few rivals: his ability to 
handle love scenes. — From The National Magazine. 

Mississippians, have you read Mr. Harris Dick- 
son's book "The Black Wolf's Breed?" If not, you 
should do so immediately. I cannot say how well the 
book has been received in our State. Elsewhere, it 
has been classed with the foremost romances of the 
day. The following criticism, which appeared in the 
Louisville Times, is a fair example of the favor with 
which the story has been received : 

"The men of the law ai*e steadily invading litera- 
ture. By a peculiar coincidence these invasions, more 
or less, have been made by the authors who have gone 
into the romantic story. It has not been so very long 
since Anthony Hope, the first of the recent popular 
school of romantic writers, left the court chambers for 
the more pleasant and profitable field of fiction. Stan- 
ley Weyman, too, has a fine legal training, but pure 
romance claims all his attention now. Over in Indiana 
Charles Major, who has written perhaps the most sue- 

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cessful romance published by an American in years, 
is a hard-worked and prosperous lawyer. The author 
of "When Knighthood Was in Flower" still sticks to 
his original profession. 

"It is an interesting fact, therefore, to note that 
Harris Dickson, the author of the fine romance, "The 
Black Wolf's Breed," which was reviewed in the Times 
last week, is an attorney, and a Southern one at that. 
Mr. Dickson and his book came absolutely unheralded, 
but fine art usually finds a hearing. The book readily 
commends itself, for it is a strong, healthy story, alive 
with action and color. It is the first work of a novice, 
practically, in the field of letters, and the promise that 
this first effort holds out speaks well for future things. 
Rarely has a new author made so pretentious a de- 

"Mr. Dickson is about forty years of age and a 
resident of Vicksburg, Miss., which is his native place. 
He knocked about considerably in childhood and did 
not have the advantages of a first-class education. He 
drifted into the courts and became a court reporter. 
In this capacity he traveled all over the South. He 
saved sufficient funds to pay for his law studies. After 
his graduation at the University of Mississippi he 
entered the bar at Vicksburg, where he has practiced 
ever since. 

"Literature with him has been purely a diversion. 
During the past five or six years he took many tramps 
abroad, visiting the scenes depicted in his story. Two 
years ago, when Vicksburg was quarantined against 
the world for four months, he wrote the story. At 
various times he polished it up. It is now presented as 
"The Black Wolf's Breed." The temptation is strong 
to say another word about the romance, for it shows 
uo novice hand. It has all the swing and the dash of a 
genuine romance, and it will doubtless have the hear- 
ing that it deserves. "I. F. M." 

We have read few books of late with greater inter- 
es''< than Paul Leicester Ford's "The Honorable Peter 

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Stirling." We were struck with the author's power of 
realizing character and the integrity of his conception. 
There is nothing unnatural about "Peter" when he is 
first introduced, there may be marked peculiarity, but 
that peculiarity is his strength of character. Nor does 
he change with every whim of the author, but preserves 
his personality in his development. The book deals 
admirably with the political and social life of New 
York City. While we may not altogether agree with 
"Peter's" sociological ideas, yet there is much in them 
that is worthy of consideration. One thing we were 
especially impressed with, that was the tenacity with 
which "Peter" held to the doctrine that there is some 
good in every person. He strove always to find that 
good, and to look at that instead of the bad. We recom- 
mend the book to all lovers of noble "Sterling" charac- 

In Opie Read's stories of life among the ignorant 
classes of Tennessee and Arkansas, the weak attempts 
a: depicting the true character and dialect of the"old 
time" negro destroys what little interest the stories 
might have. After reading "Up Terrapin River," we 
can recall but one passage of any value. It is as fol- 
lows : "The truest friends of this life are books. With 
them every man is a king ; without them every man is a 
slave. The mind is God-given, and every good book 
bears the stamp of divinity. Books are the poor man's 
riches — the tramp's magnificent coach. I would rather 
live in a prison where there are books, than in a palace 
destitute of them." 

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FTER SO LONG A TIME the C.llegiai. 

again appears, with a herty greetins^ to all 

^^ her sister periodicals. Her delav has not 

been caused by a lack of energy or a spirit 

of unconcern, and she does not wish her friends to 
thmk so. Jackson has again been visited bv the dread- 
ful plague, yellow fever, and contingencies arising 
from this state of things have forced her delay How 
ever, she is now ready to assure her readers that she 
will always be on hand in due time during the rest of 
the session. 

The Exchange Department is in receipt of quite 
a number of exchanges. 

We have read the exchanges with much pleasure 
and It has been very gratifying to note the healthful 
spirit that pervades nearly all of them. From indica- 
tions we beleive the present year is to be a propitious 
one for college periodicals. Everywhere there is mani- 
fested a spirit of enthusiasm leavened by a wholesome 
determination to raise the standard of the college publi- 
cation. And in this good work we do not propose to 
leave undone our part, and trust we shall be able to 
give the Collegian a merit which it has heretofore 
not possessed. 

^ The Exchange Department we hope to make an 
mteresting feature of our publication. We believe 
the Exchange Department, properly managed, is one 
of the most interesting and most profitable departments 
of any magazine. In our criticisms we shall always 
strive to be just, never to be harsh. And any criti- 
cisms which sister publications shall see fit to pass upon 
the Collegian will be received in the same spirit and 
be appreciated. 

All things considered, the Trinity Archive is the 
best magazine on our table. The material in it is all 
good, the articles on "Thomas L. Clingman," and 

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"And I Saw Him No More," being especially interest- 
ing. Its editorial department, too, is strong. The 
stand in reference to "soft pated sentimental" poetry 
and an over abundance of local jokes, is well taken. 
There is a a distinctly literary air about the Archive 
which we discern about few others of our exchanges. 

"Tom, the Knife Grinder, " in the November 
Biiif and Blue is one of the best short stories we have 
seen. The story is well written, holding the attention 

The Ozark is the second best magazine we have. 
"A Double Play" is a well written story. The idea of 
each editor discussing the novels he has most enjoyed 
is a good one . 

The most interesting article in the Blue and Gold 
are "Meteoric Showers" and "George Carrington." 

The Whitworth Clionion is a neatly bound, well 
printed monthly. "A Quarantine Episode" in the 
November number is good. We think, however, that 
there is a super-abundance of "locals" and "notes," 
and that by printing more matter of wider interest, 
the literary worth of the paper will be increased. 

The best thing in the Mississippi College Maga- 
zine is the oration on "A Problem for Democracy." 
The editorial department is weak, containing no mat- 
ter of general interest whatever. The magazine is 
neatly bound and well arranged, but we think its 
value would be largely enhanced by adding an ex- 
change department and by broadening along editorial 
and literary lines. 

In the University of Mississippi Magazine, 
"Through the Well-worn Gates" is a splendid story. 
The article on Paris is very interesting and the edi- 
torials are good. 

The Weekly Re%>eille is always good. Its reading 
matter as a rule is very interesting, though sometimes 
too local. 

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In The Jeffersonian, "The South's Greatest Ban- 
joist," and "The Virginia Military Institute" are inter- 
esting articles. 

We wish also to acknowledge : The Hendrix Col- 
lege Mirror, the University Unit, The W ashingtonian, 
The Henry College Forum, The Emory and Henry 
Era, and the Hoivard Collegian. 


When a fellow gets a letter 

From a maiden, he divines, 
Many a precious little secret 
Written in between the lines. 

Funny too, in Greek and Latin, 
How we meet with like designs. 

Strange how many happy meanings 
Oft are read between the lines. 


The Greek professor sat in his chair, 
His brow was marked with dire despair; 
"When," quoth he, "in this horseless age, 
Will the horseless student come on the stage ?" 


{For Men Only.) 
If there's anything worries a woman, 

It's something she ought not know, 
But you bet she'll find it out anyhow, 

If she gets the least bit of a show. 

Now, we'll wager ten cents or a farthing. 
This poem she's already read; 

We knew she'd get at it somehow. 
If she had to stand on her head. 

— Ex. 

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number of Millsaps Alumni held a meet- 
ing at which an organization was perfected, 
and arrangements made for the celebration 
of Alumni Day, next Commencement, with proper ex- 
ercises. At the meeting the following were elected to 
serve as officers for the coming year: 

W. H. Fitzhugh, '97, President; R. B. Ricketts, 
'98, Vice-President; H. A. Jones, '99, Secretary; H. 

B. Watkins, '99, Treasurer; W. B. Jones,'97, was elect- 
ed Essayist, and J. T. Calhoun, '96, Orator. 

It is hoped that this association will be of great 
value in keeping up interest in the College among the 

The members of the Class of '99 are now pretty 
widely scattered over this and adjoining States. Some 
of them have gone to other schools and are now mak- 
ing further preparation for their chosen callings while 
others have entered at once into the fields of labor 
which they have fixed upon as theirs. W. E. M. Bogan 
and J. T. Lewis are now members of the North Missis- 
sippi Conference of the Methodist Church, and are sta- 
tioned for the coming year at Dublin and Webb and 
Austin respectively. H. T. Carley and H. B. Watkins 
have entered the Theological Department of Vander- 
bilt University, where they are preparing themselves 
for the work of the ministry. A. W. Dobyns is now a 
Normal Fellow at Gallandit College, Washington, D. 

C, where he is preparing himself as an instructor of 
the deaf. He hopes to secure a position in a British 
institution, in which case he will leave for England at 
the close of the session next June. Four of the mem- 
bers of the class of '99 have entered the teaching pro- 
fession. J. P. Wall is principal of the Graded School 
at Utica ; E. L. Wall is principal of the Graded School 
at Edwards, and H. A. Jones has charge of the public 

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sihool at Calhoun, Columbia County, Arkansas. G. 
L. Harrel is professor of Mathematics in Whitworth 
Female College, at Brookhaven, Mississippi. 

Millsaps is well represented in the Medical School 
at Tulane University. Messrs. Stafford, '98, Dye, 
Shipp and Caffey are Millsaps College ;nen. At Van- 
derbilt we have A.H. Shannon,'98, H.T'. Carley and H. 
B. Watkins, '99, and W. H. Hargrove, in the Theo- 
logical Department and J. Hart, in the School of Phar- 

Prominent among the men who after leaving col- 
lege have gone into political life is W. H. Hughes, 
Law '97, who is state senator-elect from Smith county. 

B. H. Locke, '98, is teaching in the High School 
at Hattiesburg, Miss., and J. B. Alford, '98, is princi- 
pal of the High School at Monticello, Miss. W. H. 
Fitzhugh, '97, and J. W. Canada, are practicing law in 
Memphis, Tenn. 



HROUGH the columns of the Colllegian 
again we shall undertake to give to our 
readers something concerning the Associa- 
tion work here as well as that of the gener- 
al movement. Never before has the movement progres- 
sed so rapidly. It has been pushed forward so, that 
Associations have been organized in most of the coun- 
tries where the Protestant religion is found. 

The committee of the World's Student Christian 
Federation has appointed February 11, 1900, as uni- 
versal Day of Prayer for the students. 

The Association's wrok at the College is doing well 
as there is considerable interest manifested by the hoys. 
Some of them seem to realize the necessity of develop- 
ing the spiritual man along with the mental and physi- 
cal man. There have been organized three bible study 

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classes, with thirty-five members, and one mission 
study class, with eight members. 

Some time ago, a religious census of the student 
body was taken, and it may be of interest to some to 
know that, out of one hundred boys, eighty-five are 
church members and forty-eight are members of the 

Committees are actively at work and are meet- 
ing with success. 

The religious exercises are held on every Friday 
and Sunday afternoon, and one regular business meet- 
ing is held each month. 

We desire to offer thanks to those who have given 
papers and magazines to our reading-room. 

Mr. C. N. Guice has been elected as Director of 
Music for the Association. 




LTHOUGH we have had to weather a fever 

epidemic, and that which is far worse, a 

quarantine, we are glad to see that our roll 

shows as many students present, as at this 

time last session. 

Several new residences are being biult in the vicin- 
il . of the college campus, among them is the beautiful 
little cottage of one of our professors, Mr. E. L. Bailey. 
The North Mississippi Conference, at its recent 
session, generously donated six thousand dollars, a 
part of their "Twentieth Century Thank-offering," 
to be used in the equipment of Millsaps College. 

The Carrollton Sunday School in giving one hun- 
dred dollars as a Thank-offering, directed that it be 
used in the equipment of the Scientific Department of 
the College. 

Rev. W. E. M. Brogan, '99, and Rev. J. T. Lewis, 
'99, paid us a visit last week. They have both entered 

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the North Mississippi Conference, and were given ap- 
pointments at its last session. 

Dr. Murrah has returned from the North Missis- 
sippi Conference. He leaves this week to attend the 
Mississippi Conference at Vicksburg. 

Quarterly examinations are over with, and many are 
the expressions, some of joy, others of woe, and some 
"just middlin." Everyone, however, feels very much 
relieved; for even the thought of an examination is 
enough to "make a man blue." 

We are glad to note that a greater interest is be- 
ing taken in athletics this session than ever before. 
There is to be a game of foot ball Saturday, December 
1 6th, between the College and town. 

On November 24th there was a very fine game of 
foot ball played in Jackson between the teams of the 
Universities of Alabama and Mississippi. Score, 7 to 
5, in favor of Alabama. Much interest and enthusiasm 
was displayed by all in this game. 

Our College is improving in every department. 
A lot of new apparatvts has been ordered for the 

Mr. E. H. Galloway, '00, is the Director of the 
Gymnasium this year. 

The class of '00, consists of fourteen fine fel- 
lows. The class has adopted and ordered rings. The 
officers of the class are J. A. Teat, President; M. A. 
Chambers, Vice-President; C. N. Guice, Secretary; 
S. L. Burwell, Treasurer; E. H. Galloway, Historian; 
T. W. Holloman, Orator; W. W. Holmes, Poet; T. 
E. Mrashall, Essayist; J. B. Mitchell, Prophet; H. P 
Lewis, Jr., Chaplain. The class has decided to have 
class day some time in the Spring. 

The officers of the Junior Class are as follows: 
President, B. E. Eaton; Vice-President, R. A. Clark; 
A. A. Hearst, Secretary; H. F. Sivley, Treasurer; 

E. B. Ricketts, Historian; W. A. Terry, Essayist; L. 

F. Magruder. Orator; G. R. Bennett, Poet. 

The Sophomores have elected the following to 
serve as their officers for 'pg-'oo: W. A.. Williams,. 

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President; W. L. Duren, Vice-President; J. H. Mc- 
Leod, Secretary; J. A. Vaughn, Treasurer; A. J. Mc- 
Laurin, Jr., Orator; G. R. Thompson, Historian; H. 
G, Fridge, Poet; Y. H. CHfton, Essayist; C. M. Simp- 
son, Chaplain; H. L. Clark, Prophet; J. D. Tillman, 
Corresponding Secretary. 

The Freshman have organized and elected the fol- 
iowing officers : W. F. Cook, President ; J. E. McNeil, 
Vice-President; R. F. Jones, Secretary; E. E. John- 
son, Treasurer; W. L. Wood, Orator; W. M. Buie, 
Prophet; W. O. Tatum, Historian; J. I. Covington, 
Essayist; Eric Hyer, Liar; W. N. Duncan, Chaplain; 
D. C. Enochs, Poet. 

Mr. Will Hall, a former student of Millsaps Col- 
4ege, was in town the other day, and paid us a visit. 
Mr. Hall is practicing law at Meridian. 

The Kappa Alpha Club is to be congratulated on 
being so pleasantly situated in their Chapter House 
oi the campus; which is the first "club house" es- 
tablished at Millsaps College. 

Friday evening, December 15, the Lamar Literary 
Society will have a rally meeting. They have invited, 
specially, a number of their friends, and are expecting 
a great time. 

Friday evening, directly after the "rally meeting," 
the Kappa Alphas will entertain a number of their 
friends at a very delightful little reception. The boys 
are royal hosts, and we predict for all a very enjoy- 
able time. 

On Thanksgiving Day, Mr. E. H. Galloway en- 
tertained the members of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity 
at a very delightful dinner. 

On the first day after the quarantine was raised 
the boys were allowed to go to town. They celebrated 
the occasion with a very enjoyable trolley ride. 

The electric cars are a great convenience to the 
•college boys. Several of the boys spent Thanksgiving 
out of town. 

Christmas is almost on us. We are all rejoicing 
over the fact that we will have holiday this year. The 

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holidays begin December 23rd and end January ist. 

The Seniors have enjoyed several geological ex- 
peditions. The last was made to the Rankin County 
Limestone Quarries. Several very interesting speci- 
mens were secured. They have planned a number of 
trips for this winter and next spring. 

The officers of the Lamar Literary Society for 
this quarter are : C. N. Guice, President; M. A. 
Chambers, Vice-President; W. L. Wood, Recording 
Secretary; Estelle McFaddin, Corresponding Secre- 
tary; H. G. Fridge, Treasurer; H. L. Austin, Door- 
Keeper ; J. F. Galloway, Censor ; C. P. Manship, Critic. 

The officers of the Galloway Literary Society for 
this quarter are: T. E. Marshall, President; A. A. 
Hearst, Vice-President; L. W. Felder, Recording Sec- 
retary; H. G. McGowan, Corresponding Secretary; 
W A. Terry, Critic; W. F. Cook, Treasurer; J. M. 
Lewis, Sergeant-at-Arms ; H. O. White, Auditor. 

Mr. T. W. Holloman has been elected Anniver- 
sarian of the Lamar Literary Society. Mr. C. N. Guice, 
First Orator. The anniversary will be held in April. 
On this occasion Governor McLaurin will address the 

J. T. MdCafferty is Anniversarian of the Galloway 
Literary Society. E. H. Galloway, First Orator. R. A. 
Ciark Second Orator. 

The commencement debators are L. F. Magruder 
and W. W. Holmes, from the Lamar; B. E. Eaton and 
W . L. Duren, from Galloway. 

Millsaps College boasts on having two members 
of the Legislature as matriculates of the College — ^J. 
T. McCafferty, a member of the Junior Literary, and 
Norment, of the Law Department. 

BOYS! — Read over our advertis^' 
ments and patronize those who hav9 
helped us to make the existence of th9 
Collegian possible by advertising toith 
us. No one was solicited to advertise 
except upright business and skilled 
professional men. BUSINESS WGR. 

26 The Millsaps Collegian. , 


Are cordially invited to call and inspect my line of 
Holiday Goods suitable for Christmas and New Year 
Presents. It embraces many choice novelties, including 
Medallions, Albums, Fancy Stationery, Christmas Cards, 
Pocket Books, Razors, Pocket Knives, Etc. Prices are mod- 
erate and range from 25c upward. 

l-OUIS M. ZEMNDER, Proprietor of the West Jackson 
Book Store, 344 West Capitol Street. 

A* E. Gooch, 

Dealer In Staple and Fancy Groceries. 

Stationery and School Books 

For Millsaps College Students always on hand. 
Roduced Prices to the Cottage Clubs. Boys, make my store your headquartirt 





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I have a full line of Books, Pictures and Fancy 
Stationery, suitable for Christmas presents; I 
also make a specialty of School Books and Pic- 
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Vol, 2 JACKSON, MISS,, FEBRUARY, 1900 No, 10 


HEN the traveler by night breathes a fervid prayer 
of thanks for the stars which Hght his pathway, he 
httle thinks that there are many other stars far 
above those which he sees whose hght as truly, if 
not to so great an extent, is a "lamp unto" h'is feet. 
Even so when we gaze at the stars of our national ensign rest- 
ing in their field of blue and symbolizing the light of the States 
arid of OUT Union, we seldom think of the myriad of Prome- 
thean sparks whose iig^ht gives your pathway and mine its bril- 
liancy. But the comparison does not go far enough. The ligtht 
of all the citizens is reflected upon each life by ihis State and 
'National governments. 

There are three ways in whiich each citizen affects the lives 
of his fellow countrymen : physically, mentally and morally. 
And just in proportion as we realize the solemness of the obli- 
gation resting upon our government to protect the bodies, edu- 
cate the minds and civiHze the hearts of our people, will we ap- 
preciate the serious responsibility of citizenship. 

'Some one may say : I have little influence, only the men 
in high places have opportunities to shape the policy and the 
destiny of our people. But, sir, who placed our leaders in au- 
t'hority? The majority of 'the voters. If the legislator from 
your county is a demagogue, who is to blame? His 'constitu- 
ents. Did you make any effort to secure the election of an 
honest, intelligent representative ? You voted for the best can- 
didate. But is your duty simply to go to the polls and choose 
between two corrupt men? No! If all the candidates are 
scheming politicians, the good citizens sihould petition some 
capable and patriotic man to enter the race. Surely, unselfish 
men of great genius should manage the affairs of statecraft. 

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But will they leave the assured success of fheir professions to 
enter the corrupt and uncertain wonld of politics, w^hen the peo- 
ple are so engrossed in t'heir own interests as to turn over the 
government to the hands of "blind-mouthed" partizans? If 
the candidates are ignorant and narrow minded, it is mainly be- 
cause the people do not use the available means to secure suit- 
able managers of their public affairs. Often a good citizen 
could defeat the foul schemes of wiire-pullers by an earnest 
speech or even a few words in a committee; but because he is 
absorbed in seeking private gain he allows his own and his fel- 
low citizens' public business to be managed by plunderers of 
the government purse. The history of our revolutionary and 
civil war periods shows that when the people cry from the 
depths O'f their hearts for true statesmen, the greatest men of 
the age become the servants of the commonwealth. 

Public opinion is the omnipotent power of the United 
Stales, and it is the duty of every man to see that his part of 
this mighty force is true, wise and tempered by the spirit of 
love. Not one, but many form public opinion. Just as thou- 
sands of little streams from the 'hill-sides of the Mississippi 
basin flow together and from the mighty current of the "father 
of waters," so the various streams of your thoug^hts and mine 
run into the legal channel of expression and form the sovereign 
power of our nation. And, regardless of whether it carries de- 
struction or blessing, wihen this power is once formed it never 
changes until its source is modified. Therefore, it is of grave 
importance that public opinion be rightly formed. 

The private citizen can have little effect in the election of 
O'lr Governors and National officers. When two demagogues 
are before the people, at best, 'be can only dhoose the lesser of 
two evils. How, then, can the individual of little influence 
make himself felt in the affairs of state? Although voting for 
a President is like casting a pebble in the Atlantic, still your 
ballot for a legislator may determine who shall represent your 
county. You can have great power in the election of your local 

Fellow citizens, if the people would elect the most capable 

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and patriotic men to these offices, American politics would be 
freed of bad Governors and Congressman. While die local 
officers do not elect the Governors and Congressmen still 
scheming politicians would be defeated, because the most in- 
fluential men of each community would be against them, and 
a constituency which chooses good local officers would entrust 
the most responsible positions of state to men of the same dhar- 

Fellow Mississippians, we can justly be proud of what our 
ancestors have accomphshed by wisely forming public opinion. 

Mr. Lamar's Suniner eulogy melted the bitter heart of the 
North and made them reaHze that there was one Southerner 
wjio loved honesty of purpose and the nobleness of a sympa- 
thetic heart. Thus winning their respect he became the leader 
in removing the "feeble, furtive, false and fraudulent" govern- 
ment of carpet bag rule from our fair Southland. 

The constitution of our State is largely the result of Sena- 
tor George's giant mind and persuasive eloquence. Missis- 
sippi has the honor of being the first Southern State to adopt 
an educational qualification fo'r suffrage. But if Congress had 
declared 'it unconstitutional, it would 'have amounted lo nouglit, 
and no other Southern State would have attempted that in 
which her bold sister state had been defeated. 

Senator George was the most powerful defender of our 
constitution. To his vindication of our organic law "no ans- 
wer came, and, so far as the United States Senate is concerned, 
the attack on Mississippi's constitution has neve'r been renewed 
from that day to this." 

So we see that while Mr. Lamar exerted the greatest in- 
fluence in rescuing the South from subjection to her former 
slaves. Senator George has taken up this grand work w^here it 
was left off and enabled the Southern States to adopt educa- 
tional qualifications which would remove the menace of igno- 
rant votes from our political system. 

But the opportunities to perform this great service for our 
Southland were given them by the people of Miss'issippi. And 
it is very doubtful if any other man could have won a respect- 

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ful hearing and a sympathetic answer from the North as soon 
as did Mr. Lamar, or could have silenced the quibbkrs about 
our State constitution as quickly and successfu'lly as did Sena- 
tor George. If these great men had not been elected the South 
might not have been freed from the shackles of bondage to 
her own slaves so soon, and even now we might be fearing a re- 
enslavement to ignorance as the result of our coming elections. 
While no one knew that Lamar and George would accom- 
plish these great results, their character and past records in- 
dicated that their conduct would be wise and magnanimous. 
So it is today; we cannot judge what a man will do except by 
his past life. In this age of newspapers, a citizen 'has daily pre- 
sented to his view a picture of the lives of our public men. He 
can read an accurate account of what they have done and are 
doing while under the cross fire of their own convictions and 
popular clamor. T'herefore, it is a poor excuse to plea'd : I did 
not know whom to vote for. 

But what shall we say of that man who has confidence in 
the leadership of certain men and sacrifices his convictions to 
accomplis'h some selfish purpose? Governments are made for 
the good of the governed. Why, then, sliould not each man 
vote for his own interest regardless of the public good? Sim- 
ply because voting for your own interest, when you know that 
others will suffer unjustly because of your prosperity, is in con- 
flict with one of the fundamental principles of Christ's life and 
teachings. "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." 

During a recent congressional campaign, I heard a promi- 
nent business man say: "He'll not get my vote, he don't put 
any money in my pocket." He seemed to have forgot that by 
his vote for a congressman the destiny of seventy millioms of 
souls; aye, of the inhabitants of the world, might be affected. 
Congress declared war with Spain and the shackles of oppres- 
sion were struck from nine millions of souls. But who knows 
what will be the result of our expansion? It may yet, God 
forbid, be the cause of universal war and the downfall of our 
Nation. Or it may be the means of hastening the civilization 
of the Orient. Your representative might have been chosen 

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without your vote; yet you should realize the great privilege 
and solemn responsibility of your ballot, due to the fact that it 
might decide the election. 

It is often said that a man must be dishonest to succeed in 
politics. Though the majority of our public men may be dema- 
gogues, the life of John M. Stone proves that all our statesmen 
are not yet dead. But should the good citizens allow fraudu- 
lent men to conduct our public business ? The wire-pullers are 
constantly bestowing offices upon men who are willing to -work 
for their re-election. Thus weak men are caused to sacrifice 
their convictions and corruption grows. Let it alone, and those 
good and true men who could have been its conquerors will be 
its slaves. Suppose your property and friends were in a life- 
boat and a pirate was at the 'helm, would you sit complacently 
and let him guide you into his robbers' den? No ! Why, then, 
do you allow "the reign of the demagogue" to continue? The 
greater the corruption, the more urgent is the need for pure 
men in our politics. If good men do not enter public life, how 
can it ever be purified ? Our young men should be taught that 
it is a duty and privilege, if need be, to sacrifice their lives for 
the State. What grand sentiments in those words of James 
Russell Lowell. 

'T honor the man who is ready to sink 
Half his present repute for the freedom to think. 
And when he has thought, be 'his cause strong or weak. 
Will risk t'other half for the freedom to speak, 
Caring nought for what vengeance the mob has in store, 
Let that mob be the upper ten thousand or lower." 

There is great significance in that verse : "The 'hand that 

rocks the cradle rules the world." O, may the mothers of our 
grand Republic teach their sons that there is only one law of 
conduct between man and man, for both public and private cit- 
izenship: "Whatsoever ye w^ould that men s'hould do to you, 
do ye even so to them." 


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Green grow the grasses, O ! 

Green grow the grasses, O ! 
Upon our college bill of fare. 

You must 'have some molasses, O ! 

Yes, grits and gravy's very good, 

And nothing suits the masses, so, 
But we the mighty Seniors should, 

Have plenty of molasses, O ! 

Among our student body here, 

There are some "prepish" asses, O! 

But not a "Prep" who holds not dear. 
His corn-bread and molasses, O ! 

Our President is "Baby" Teat, 

He "busts" in all his classes, O ! 
If you would see that bully eat, 

Trot out some sorghum 'lasses, O! 

— "Bohhy Burns, of 1900. 



Published by the Students of Millsaps College 

E. H, Galloway, Edltor-'in'-Chief R, B, Ricketts (B. S,'98) Alumni Editor 

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T. W, HoUoman, Exchange Editor C N, Guice, Local Editor 

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The news of the death of Dr. C. G. Andrews caused great 
sadness at our college. He was Vice-President of Mullsaps Col- 
lege and his memory will be cherished by both students and 
instructors. The church has lost one of her greatest pulpit 
orators of the day, a leader in every sense of the word. His 
was a noble Christian character and his influence will ever be 
felt. We mourn with a host of others at the death of this noble 

We are glad to notice that the college magazines of our 
Methodist institutions are showing such interest in the 
Twentieth Century Educational Movement. The Methodist 
church undertook a great work when she proposed to raise $1,- 
500,000.00 as a Thank Offering, same to be used for education- 

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al purposes. The indications are that all this money will be 
raised. Let us all hope that this great undertaking will be a 
grand success. 

Since the last issue of the Collegian we have entered 
upon the second term of the college course. We have been 
much encouraged by the support and co-operation w'hich has 
been given us and hope that we may expect the same through- 
out the year. 

With the beginning of the new term our recently elected 
professor of English took charge of that department. Prof. D. 
H, Bishop is a graduate of Emory and Henry College of Vir- 
ginia, and was for two years assistant teacher of English in 
Vanderbilt University. He comes to us from the Texas school 
of Technology. We all welcome our new professor. 

The Governor of our State and several of the State offi- 
cers are graduates of Mississippi College, of Clinton, Miss. 
This college payed a fit tribute to her sons on inauguration day 
when the whole student body attended the celebration. This 
college is one of the oldest and best of our State and we re- 
joice with her in the success of her Alumni. 

The constitution of the State Oratorical Society of which 
Millsaps College is a member, requires that the speeches of the 
college sepresentatives shall be published in the college maga- 
zine. Accordingly, the speech of Mr. T. M. Lemly, of Jackson, 
Miss., will be found in this issue. We hope to give our readers 
the oration of our other representative in our next issue. 

The Mississippi State Historical Association has just con- 
cluded its meeting here in this city. Many excellent papers 
were read on this occassion. One of our professors, Dr. A. 
M. Muckenfuss, read a very able paper before the Associa- 

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HE holiday season of 1899 is past, and has undoui)t- 
edly proved to be the largest known in the history 
of the trade, for with few exceptions, all reports 
as to sales are to the effect of material increase 
over previous years. The most pronounced fea- 
ture was the demand for the four volumes of fiction — "Richard 
Carvel." "Janice Meredith," "David Harum," and "When 
Knighthood was in Flower," — which taxed the resources of 
their several publishers beyond their limit, so that at no time 
V. ere they fully up to the orders. 

Taking the entire sale as a criterion, the book of the year 
was decidedly "David Harum," the sale of whidh ran into large 
numbers each month. Relative judgment, however, might put 
either "Richard Carvel" or "Janice Meridith," upon a plane 
with it, both of them having been before the public a much 
shorter time. It will be interesting to see which of these three 
will attain, in the end, the greatest measure of popularity." — 
From "The Bookman!' 

The late Grant Allen was one, of the most industrious 
writers of the century. By training he was a scientist and he 
wrote a number of scientific books, but they did not pay very 
well, so he took to novel writing. Every style of novel dropped 
from his pen. He was quick to take up with any manner that 
he thougtht was popular and would pay. He has written some 
of the most immoral and some of the most innocuous books. 
Few people would oare to have his "hill top" novel in their 
house, wihile "Miss Cayley's Adventures" might go into a 
Sunday school library. Since his death it is announced with 
authority that Mr. Allen, masquerading under the pen of Olive 
Pratt Rayner, wrote those two amusing stories, "The Type- 
writer Girl," and "Rosalba." And all along I had supposed. 

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having seen it stated in the papers, says Miss J. L. Gilder, that 
Ohve Pratt was an American girl, who had married an Eng- 
lishman by the name of Rayner, who lived in Italy, where he 
owned orange groves. That was a prett}^ story for an author 
to 'hide behind, and I believed every word of it, orange groves 
and all. — From "The Critic." 

Mr. Richard Harding Davis has spent most of the time 
since his marriage at his home in Marion, Mass. He has been 
working steadily for the last year on a novel to be called "Cap- 
tain Macklin, His Life and Adventures, by Himself." It will 
be another year before it is finished. This goes to prove that 
easy reading is not ailways easy writing. Few successful auth- 
ors nowadays dash oflf the pages of their manuscript while the 
printer' devil waits for it at the door. By way of recreation 
Mr. Davis has been working at odd moments on a comedy, 
whidh Mr. Sothern will bring out in February. The scene is 
laid in London, but the characters are American. — From "The 

The fdlowing editorial recently appeared in the "Vicks- 
burg Post :" "It is understood that Mr. Harris Dickson, whose 
new book, "The Black Wolf's Bredd," an historical novel, 
that has caught on the good will and endorsement of the read- 
ing public 'has another book near completion which willl soon 
be ready for publication." 

Being from Mr. Dickinson's home, we sincerely hope the 
editor spoke as one having authority and that soon we may 
enjoy another such a splendid and wonderfully interesting ro- 
mance as Mr. Dickson has given us in "The Black Wolf's 

It is a well known fact that the South has great need of 
hig^h class magazines. In contemplating this fact, we rejoice 
to see the progress and improvement which has been made by 

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the "Southern Home Journal," since it's removal to Memphis. 
We feel great interest in the future of this paper which made 
its first appearance in Jackson. There is indeed a wide lield 
from which it can have resource and we predict that some day 
it will supply our need of a magazine that wiil give Southern 
writers opportunities that now have to be sought in other sec- 
tions of our country. 

In the recent death of John Ruskin, England has lost the 
last of her great writers. He was not foremost in the ranks 
of her greatest men, but was one of the most influential and 
widely read of the literary lights of the last half-century. He 
saw the world with the eye of a poet and possessed the power 
of making men see it in the same light. 

Quite an interesting discussion has been waged in one 
of our leadng periodicals as to the original of Mr. Westcott's 
character, "David Harum." From facts brought to light by 
well informed writers, there is little doubt but that Mr. Wect- 
cott drew his portrait from the li'fe of David Hannum. 

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The first thing I spy is the Emory and Henry Era. As 
usual it is full of good reading matter. "One Day's Outing,'' 
is a good story and "The Twilight of the Nineteenth Century," 
puts the issue in the first rank. 

We beg to acknowledge the receipt of: Blue and Gold, 
Uriversity Unit, Howard Collegian, Emory and Henry Era, 
Whitworth Clionion, the Reveille, the JeiTersonian, Mirror, 
Reflector, the Deaf Mute Voice, the Washingtonion, and the 
Mississippi College Magazine. 

The Howard Collegian is a welcome visitor to our table. 
It's editorial and literary departments are both good. "Some 
Thoughts on College Life," is an article full of common sense 
and good advice. 

The December issue of the Whitworth Clionion 'has much 
interesting matter in it. The various ambitions of the Whi'i- 
v\^orth seniors are very interesting and some of them rather 

The Weekly Reville is always a welcome and interesting 
visitor to our table. We have read "The Naughty Naughts," 
with a great deal of pleasure. 

The exchange editor may scraitch on a pen 
Till the tips of his fingers are sore. 

When some one is sure to remark with a jest, 
"Rats, how stale ! I've heard that before." 

— "Squire. 

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The Hendrix College Mirror has some good matter in it. 
'All Incident in Camp," is a very touching story. 

The University Unit is a neatly bound and well-arranged 
monthly. It's real worth Hes in its editorial department. 


The Phillipine care is thus poetically, as it were, explained : 

Spain ihas a little lamb, the meekest lamb around; 
She sold the lamb to Uncle Sam for twenty million down ; 
Then Sam took it by the tail to lead it home you know ; 
The mutton rare turned out a bear and Sam can't let it go. 


A disagreeable girl Annie Mosity 

A sweet girl Carrie Mell 

A big-hearted girl Jennie Rosity 

A smootlli girl Amelia Rate 

A clear case of a gir'l E. Lucy Date 

A geometric girl Polly Gon 

A not orthodox girl Hettie Rodox 

A rich girl Mary Gold 

A nice girl Ella Gant 

A flower girl Rhoda Dendson 

A musical girl Sarah Nade 

A profound girl Metta Physics 

A star girl Meta One 

A clinging girl . Jessie Aline 

A nervous girl Hester Ical 

A muscular girl Callie Sthiaics 

A lively girl Annie Mation 

An uncertain girl Eva Wescent 

A sad girl Ella G 

A great big girl Ella Phant 

A warlike girl Millie Tary 


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1. When a pair of red lips are upturned to your own 

With no one to gossip about it, 
Do you pray endurance to let them alone? 
Well, maybe you do, but I doubt it. 

2. When a sly little hand you are permitted to seize 

With velvety softness about it. 
Do you let it alone with never a squeeze ? 
Well, maybe you do, but I doubt it. 

3. When a tapering waist is in reach of your arms, 

With wonderful plumpness about it. 
Do you argue the point with the good and the harm ? 
Well, maybe you do, but I doubt it. 

4. And if by these tricks you should capture a heart 

With womanly softness about it, 
Will you guard it and keep it, and act a good part? 
Well, maybe you will, but I doubt it. 

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T SHOULD be quite encouraging to members and 
friends to see how rapidly the Y. M. C. A. work is 
increasing. During the last four years there has 
been an increase of 120 organizations and of mem- 
bership 4000. 

At present the Y. M. C. A. of the United States and Can- 
ada has 505 organizations with members'hip of 34,000, and the 
World's Student Christian Federation to which the Y. M. C. 
A. belongs, has 1394 organizations with membership of 65,- 

The association here observed the week beginning with 
January 8, as week of prayer. Prayer services were held at 
nig'ht and a good many of the members attended. 

All the committees seem to be doing good work. The Bible 
classes are growing. At each business meeting new names are 
added to the roll. There are now 63 members enrolled. 

The committe on furnishing 'hall will make some needed 
improvements soon in the way of curtains. The committee on 
Foreign Missions has raised and sent off $18.00. 

While Mr. C. N. Guice was attending the last Mississippi 
Conference he raised $50.00 for the Y. M. C. A. 'here and Mr. 
R. A. Clark, while at the last North Mississippi Conference 
raised $30.00. 

At the regular business meeting Friday afternoon, Feb- 
ruary 2, officers were elected which are given in the locals of 
the Collegian. 

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LETTER from one of the "Millsaps Colony" at 
Vanderbilt says, "M. E. and A. L. Thompson 
are here at the Medical College of the University 
of Nashville." Dr. Courtney Shropshire here • at 
the Tennessee Medical is kind enough to smile at 
us occassionally as tho' he knew us. One of the Miller hoys is 
in this city at Draugihu's Business College. The sight of his 
smiling face opposite us at church on Sunday morning brings 
back fond recollections to our hearts. 

Miss Smith, of Meridian, has been the guest of her cousin. 
Miss Mattye Cavett. Complimentary to her Miss Cavett en- 
tertained at Crokinole Friday evening, February 2. The invited 
guests were Misses Mary and Hattie Holloman, Julia Cam- 
eron, Whitfield, Kate W'hitfidd, Jessie Enochs and Jessie 
Allen. Messrs. T. W. Holloman, McLeod, Chambers, Teat, 
Guice, A. Thompson, Fridge, R. B. and E. B. Ricketts. 

All the Millsaps boys turned out to witness the inaugura- 
tion of Governor Longino, on January 16. The faculty grant- 
ed a holiday, which was enjoyed to the fullest extent by all. 
The National Guard made a fine showing. One company of 
A. and M. boys and two companies of Mississippi College boys 
were in town participating in the inaugural festivities. 

The Historical Society of Mississippi held its annual 
meeting in the city on the ist and 2nd. Many of the prominent 
men and women of the State took part in the exercises and it 
is needless to state that the Millsaps boys were greatly bene- 
fitted tihereby. 

J. T. Calhoun, '96, who is principal of the Columbia Mis- 
sissippi High School was in Jackson during the holidays. Mr. 

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Calhoun has met with great success in his school work; a suc- 
cess which is fully earned by the care and skill which he has 
sihown in the management of affairs. 

A. J. McCormick, '96, who is now a lawyer of Clarksdale, 
Miss., was in town a few days ago having come to Jackson for 
the purpose of standing the examination required by law to be 
stood by candidates for the office of county superintendent of 

Rev. W. E, M. Brogan is the first of the class of '99 to en- 
ter into IJhe holy estate of matrimony. He was married on 
iDecember 27, 1899, to Miss Bessie Walton, of Edwards, Miss. 
The Collegian extends its best wishes to both bride and 

Wharton Green and W. H, Bradley, both of the class of 
'98, wlio have gone into railroad construction and civil en- 
gineering work, being employed by two of the northern rail- 
roads, were here at times during the holidays. 

Prof. Bishop has taken charge of the English departmen'. 
since the opening of the second term. Prof. Bishop comes to 
us from Fort Worth, Texas. We feel confiident Mr. Bishop 
will have a pleasant stay among us. 

The Senior class on February 3 planted their class tree 
with all due ceremony. It is marked by streamers of nile green 
and pink ribbon and anyone caught meddling with the same 
will be severely punished. 

We regret to learn of the serious illness of Mr. R. D. 
Clark and hope to see 'him on the campus soon. His mother 
came over from Yazoo City, Fri4a-y might, to at^nd at his bed- 

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Mr. C. N. Guice left February 3, for a weeks visit, to 'his 
home. Being 'threatened with measeles he wisely desired to be 
cared for at 'home. 

Mr. P. L. Clifton, '98, was here Christmas having come 
up to spend the holidays at home. Cli'fton is practicing law in 
Biloxi, Miss. 

Tennis is still the rage. It is by far the most popular 
game at Mil'lsaps and some excellent players 'have been de- 

The presence of small pox in Jackson has caused many of 
the boys to be vaccinated. Be careful how you grab a man's 

The senior class rings, ordered some time ago have ar- 
rived and the boys are trying to get rid of them already. 

Mr. Chambers spent the week following Christmas at his 
home in Brookhaven. 

Examinations are over and the boys are all ready for an- 
other term of study. 

Some of the boys have been confined to their rooms on ac- 
count of measles. 

George B. Power is now engaged in the practice of law at 

The inaugural ball was largely attended and was quite a 

Mr. Harry Fridge has just recovered from an attack of 

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Vol, 2 JACKSON, MISS,, MARCH, 1900 No, U 


After an examination into all the phenomena of nature, 
we find that everything- has a purpose, everything- a des- 
tiny. "Nothing is found to walk with aimless feet." 
Every leaf, every flower, and grassblade serves its purpose 
in the Universe of God. Every science and religion, every 
thought, word, and deed blend in harmony together with 
the beauty and the music of that increasing purpose 
toward'which the^wholeUniverse moves. However diligently 
we search, it is utterly impossible for us to find one single 
creature of God's creation bftt that, by a careful investiga- 
tion we are able to find some reason for its existence. 

God, in his economic plan of constructing the Universe, 
so arranged it that none of its energy is lost. It may, and 
does change its form; and so far as we are able to discover 
with the naked eye it is often lost from the Universe. 
Nevertheless, it is there, and is still exercising its domin- 
ion. And as this is true of the energy of the Universe, so 
too, do we find the same economical principal exercised in 
every department of God's creation. It is in God's work- 
manship alone that we find no failure, no mistake, no 
aimlessness. Therefore, since man is the masterpiece of 
God's -workmanship, we do not hesitate for one brief 
moment, even, to affirm that there is a purpose in the 
life of each individual. Nor do we hesitate to assert 
further, that the accomplishment of the purpose of an 
individual life is of more importance in the sight of God 
than all his other creations besides. We base the fore- 
going assertions on these facts: On man alone of all his 


numerous creations did God place the stamp of His own 
image; to man alone gave He the power of thought. Thus 
we find the Creator bestowing upon man a dignity and 
honor that far surpasses that possessed by the sun, who 
with majesty and power wheels about him with lightning 
speed the various planets of the Universe. For He incor- 
porated into the human body, that is itself wedded to the 
worm, the legacy of death, an immortal mind. If, then, 
man creep with the snail, he also flies with the Seraph; if 
the worm be his kinsman, Archangels are his friends; and 
though he be the companion of the lowly now, he will soon 
be the associate of "principalities and powers in heavenly 
places." And in testimony of the superiority of man over 
all things else, we find God placing him in authority over 
all His other creations. And we also find it recorded that 
before the downfall of man God walked with him in the 
cool of the evening, and talked to him as they strolled 
together under the shade trees of the Garden of Eden. It 
was during those happy days tha.t man was innocent, that 
man was pure. He knew nothing of sin, for then it was 
not so much as named among them. But how different 
since his deception by the serpent! Since that time man 
has looksd upon nothing, scarcely, save the fruits of wick- 
edness that has sprung from the eating of the tree of 
knowledge. And now, while we would not even dare the 
attempt of excusing our mother Eve for her disobedience, 
yet we are constrained to attribute the tragical downfall of 
man, in a great measure, to Eve's desire and search for 
the truth. For by the natural construction of man's 
mind, and according to the philosophy of past ages we find 
that "to know the truth" has ever been the desire of man. 
"Its knowledge is the only liberty and they are slaves 
indeed who live in ignorance." "The Philosophy of Life" 
is the truth for which sages have searched for countless 
ages. For to know how to life and v/hat to live for is the 
most important knowledge to be attained by man. And 
wise are they who find this Talisman, and wiser still the 


man who by his efforts demonstrates its truth, changes 
theory into practice, and finds within this mortal sphere 
the satisfied realization of his dream of life. We live to 
make a life, and if perchance we live the three score and 
ten years allotted to man, that life will be just what we 
ourselves have made it. True it is that we did not ask to 
be born, yet we live and no one can deny it. We may 
doubt that the earth revolves about the sun, we may doubt 
that the earth turns upon its own axis; yee, we may even 
doubt the existence of a God, but so long as we are in 
possession of a sane mind we can never doubt that we live. 
And further it is true that no man lives unto himself. We 
each have some influence over another. Therefore, since 
our lives may well be symbolized by the river that flows 
through the valley and gathers unto itself the waters from 
the branches and brooks that have gathered into their own 
bosom the w^aters from the springs that bubble forth 
from the sides of the hills and mountains, and altogether 
flow over to the ocean, the great eternity of waters, is it 
not our duty, for the sake of humanity if not for our own, 
to be careful as to the life we make? 

It is an undeniable truth that when the mind of man is 
allowed to yield to the teachings of its truest nature there 
is never found but one fundamental object of this life, and 
that is to fit and prepare us for the fellovv^ship of a higher. 
And the only means toward the atttaining of that end is 
education. And by education we mean all that tends 
toward the development of the physical, intellectual and 
spiritual natures of man. Education is a process, an un- 
folding, a development. Go to the woods and watch the 
w^onderful advent of spring. You see there the bursting 
bud, the spreading leaf, the flower, the fruit, always a 
progress toward perfection. We see this development in 
the animal about us, and best of all we see it in the child in 
our home, in his physical, intellectual and moral develop- 

There are two phases of physical development. One 


was practiced by the old Romans in the training- of their 
youths for the combat of man with man, and man with 
beast. The other the artist has who traces upon his can- 
vass the shadows of life and nature; and then with his 
creative brush and the magic blending- of his colors, trans- 
forms the meaningless outline into the masterpiece of art. 
The musician has it who draws with dexterous arm 
the bow across the violin, plays his artful fingers over 
ivory keys to tell to others the music of his soul, the 
singer who thrills her audience with sounds of harmony, 
and the orator who moves his audience to laughter 
andapplause and tears. It is through the physical, and 
through the physical only, that the mental finds expression. 
This body is the temple of an immortal soul. Through it 
we commune and live with those about us by our words 
and deeds. 

The education of the mental nature of man next 
claims our attention, and, second only to the development 
of our spiritual natures it is the foremost duty of life. For 
more than ever before in the history of the world does the 
age demand that every man thmk for himself. And truly 
does the value of a man's life consist in the abundance of 
the things he possesses. Every particle of information we 
get, every bit of knowledge we acquire, is new inspiration, 
it is new hope, it is new power; it takes the drudgery out 
of life; inspires the heart to do, and the soul to reach out 
and upward to things beyond. The education of the mind 
creates new hope, new power, new inspiration tov/ard 
things yet unattained. It broadens the vision of man, 
unlocks for him the secret vaults where the wealth of ages 
past lie buried, and with prophetic finger points to visions 
of things to be. 

The greatest education, however, is the education 
of the soul; the greatest life, the life of love. 
The divinest inspiration, the grandest truth is the 
brotherhood of man, the fatherhood of God. What 
was it that sustained the brave hand of George Washing- 


ton, as he guided the tottering- and blood-stained feet of 
the colonist through the very jaws of death, and laid the 
foundation of, not what was to be one of the greatest, but 
the very greatest nation of the world? What was it that 
inspired the mind of William E, Gladstone, and made him 
capable of speaking" such words of wisdom, that the whole 
world, with one accord, turned an attentive ear that they 
might catch the last words of a man whose life had been 
spent in the service of the people? Whence came the 
strength that added new courage to the heart of Thomas 
Jonathan Jackson, when, with an immaculate arm he held 
his forces firmly against the advancing fire of the enemy 
at the famous battle of Bull Run, and gained from his com- 
manding of&cer the title of Stonewall Jackson? For answer 
to such questions you have but to look upon the beauties 
and wonders of the Universe, and know that it was by 
communion with nature's God. Then turn, if you will, 
behold the mighty deep, and ask her whence came the 
power, knowledge and strength that inspired the souls of 
all those illustrious men who have been instrumentel in 
the furtherence of civilization. And before the deep can 
reply, the lightning, as if angered by the skepticism of 
man will take up the strain and flash it across the heavens 
that God, and God alone can bestow such power. 


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Published by the Students of Millsaps College 

E. H, Galloway - Editor-in-Chief 

R. B. RiCKETTS (B. S.'gS) Alumni Editor 

S. L, BuRWELL - - . - _ - . Literary Editor 

G. R. BenneT - Y. M. C A. Editor 

T. W. HoLLOMAN - Exchange Editor 

C. N. GuiCE Local Editor 

R. T. LiDDELL, Business Manager 

H. G. Fridge and L. F. Magruder, Assistants. 

All remittances should be sent to R. T. Liddell, Busmess Manager 
also all orders for subscriptions, extra copies, or any other business 
communication. All ?natter designed for pub licatiofi should be ad- 
dressed to E. H. Galloway, Editor-in-Chief. 

Issued the Fifth of each month during the College year. 

Subscription per anmim, $i Two Copies, per annicm, $1.30 


Since the last issue of the Collegian, the grim fiand of 
death has claimed another member of the Board of Trus- 
tees of Millsaps college, Hon. Peter James, of Yazoo City, 
Miss. Mr. James was highly honored and respected by 
those who knew him, and his loss will be keenly felt. 
Besides being engaged in mercantile business and Pres- 
ident of the Bank of Yazoo City, he was one of the largest 
cotton planters of the south. Many a poor young man and 
woman in this State and others are indebted to him for an 
education. Our hearts have been made sad by his 
untimely death. 


On account of sickness of the editor the exchange 
department is omitted from this issue. 

We have been observing- with interest the liberality of 
the American people toward higher education during the 
year which has passed. Gifts amounting to the enormous 
sum of $24,000,000 have been given to higher education in 
the United States during the year of 1899. Of this amount 
Mrs. Stanford gave $15,000,000 to the Leland Stanford, Jr. 

The Mississippi Legislature, just adjourned, was 
more liberal in their appropriations to education than any 
other in the history of our State. We are sorry that we 
cannot give exact figures; the State University received 
about $37,000; the Industrial Institute and College over 
$60,000; the Agricultural and Mechanical College an 
appropriation for the establishment of a textile school; 
Alcorn A. & M. a nice appropriation, and the com- 
mon schools received an appropriation which should 
make the people of our State honor the men who have 
acted in the capacity of legislators. And besides all these 
appropriations named, the Mississippi Historial Society 
received $2000, which will greatly aid them in their work. 
The people of our state have at last realized the advantages 
of an education. They have at last realized that without 
an education wealth is absent. They have encouraged 
factories to come into our state, but who is to take charge 
of these factories? Our Agricultural and Mechanical Col- 
lege proposes to fit men to take charge of the cotton fac- 
tory business and to have that technical knowledge as well 
as sound business sense which it takes to run success- 
fully that business. This State through that channel 
which moulds the mind and character of men — education — 
should and will take her place in the foremost rank. 



^^^A^ ^^ 

The remarkable power of Miss Johnston's previous 
story, "Prisoners of Hope," is surpased in "To Have and 
to Hold." Indeed, novels can easily be counted which 
equal this in qualities that combine to produce a great 
work of fiction. The dramatic plot, the interest of the 
time, place and incidents in which the story moves; the 
historic fig-ures which give it life and impress of truth; the 
swift moving scenes and the tremendous passions of the 
actors, all these make this novel of extraordinary power. 
Like "Prisoners of Hope", this is a story of the early 
years of Colonial Virginia, opening in 1621 v^th the 
arrival from England of a consignment of maidens to be 
sold to the colonists for wives, each being offered for 120 
pounds of tobacco. Rolfe, who had married and buried 
Pocahontas, appears on the scene, but not as the hero. 
This is Captain Ralph Percy, by whom the story is told, a 
noble account of a series of highly damatic events and 
experiences, some caused by the colonists themselves; 
some by the London Company which controlled the colony; 
others by the Indians, who watched them jealously; and 
still others by unfriendly forces of Nature. 

Over all the wild, stormy scenes, throughout the 
unfolding of this drama, Miss Johnston presides with the 
steadiness of Fate, and yet the touch, however firm, is 
always definite and fine. — From "■The Atlantic Monthly " 

"The Critic," in speaking of Mrs. Burnett's book, "In 
Connection with the De Willoughby Claim," says "the 
moral thesis is to the effect that the sins of the fathers 
ought not to be visited upon children." This is an amend- 
ment to the moral law which could probably be passed by 
popular vote. The story is a pretty love story, or better, 
it is an affectionate one, for there is a great deal of sof t-heart- 
edness in it besides that involved in the love of youth for 
maid. Indeed the love of Big Tom De Willoughby for the 
waif whom he has adopted is a much more satisfactory 
thing to contemplate than the average romance, while the 
whole souled fondness of Judafe Robert Rutherford for his 


Hamlin county neighbors, and the adoration of Uncle Matt 
for the last of "his famb'ly" are comforting- in a degree. 
The reader who plunges into the novel will find himself in 
a soft, caressing atmosphere of the affections, and it is as 
true of the book as of Toms contracted quarters that "it 
is not possible to enter the place without feeling their 

"Red Pottage" has met with the instantaneous recog- 
nition of the critics throughout the United States. Few 
works of fiction have met with such liberal and favorable 
praise. English critics have hailed Miss Chalmondeley's 
book as the greatest work of fiction since 'George Elliott's 
day. She has made a dignified, fresh and interesting 
addition to contemporary fiction. From first to last the 
book is thorough in the essential features of workmanship 
and alive with humanity. One feels that the characters 
are living, breathing personages who intrigue and suffer. 

Those who have read Jerome K. Jerome's "Three 
Men in a Boat" should be interested in his new book, 
"Three Men on a Bicycle". It is fully as original and 
witty as the former. 


Who is it sighs with downcast eyes, 
Wears sable robes and says madamoiselle? 
Keeps to her books, at boys ne'er looks? 
'Tis a Belhaven College damsel. 

Who cuts a dash on borrowed cash, 
By every action says, I'm a swell? 
Will chew and smoke, is always broke? 
That is a Millsaps College dam(n) sel(l). 

—"(2. E.D. P. D. Q." 


The Executive Committee of the Alumni Association 
as appointed at the meeting- of the Association last Com- 
mencement has drafted a Constitution which will be pre- 
sented for formal ratification at the next meeting". 

After the graduation of the present Senior Class there 
will be fifty-one CoUeg-e Alumni and nearly as many 
graduates of the Law School, quite enough to organize and 
support a flourishing Association. 

A temporary organization which had been intered into 
in 1897, was renewed at the Commencement of the college 
last June with a large number of Alumni present and tak- 
ing part and provisions there, on that occasion, made for 
drafting a Constitution and forming a permanent organiza- 

To most of the Alumni, at least, it is pleasant to feel 
that there are other bonds than those merely of sentiment 
between us and our College, and to all of us it is a pleasure 
to meet now and then, our friends and class-mates of 
former years and to talk over things that happei^ed during 
our life at college. 

R. E. Bennett, who was in college the early part of the 
session but was called home by business affairs has been 
appointed Superintendent of Education of Franklin County. 

Two other Millsaps men are County Superintendents: 
A. J. McCarmick '96 was lately appointed Superintendent 
of Coahoma County and Lee Miles who was here in '96 and 
'97 holds the same office in Scott County. 

The Alumni Editor wishes, in this connection to ask 
the Alumni and all who have been students of Millsaps to 
help him to make his department interesting by sending 
to him items about themselves or other students. The Ed- 
itor knows from experience what a pleasure it is to hear 
where the men whom he has known in college are and what 


they are doing- and to many of us the Colllegian is the prin- 
cipal means of keeping- up with the college men. 

C. S. Thames who was in college in '94-'96, and is now 
practicing law in Mayersville, was in Jackson several days 

D. G. McLaurin, '97, is in Chicago where he is prepar- 
ing himself for the work of the Y. M. C. A. Secretaryship. 
He will finish his course at the Association Training School 
this year. 

S. L. Field here in '98 '99, is now a student at the 
University of Mississippi. M. H. Brown is also as tudent 

S. G. Green, '97, is a medical student '97 the medical 
school of Columbia University in New York City and com- 
pletes his course this year.i 

A. G. Hilzim, '98, holds a responsible position with one 
of the leadintj- wholesale houses of Jackson. * 


Our Association is trying to work up a larger delega- 
tion to attend the Convention. 

Mr. L. E. Buell, State Secretary of the Y. M. C. A., 
spent Feb. 24-25 at the College. He had been to most of 
the Associations in the State and found the work in a 
prosperous condition. 

At the first business meeting the following were 
appointed as chairmen of committees: T. M. Lemly, for 
Bible Study; L. W. Felder, for devotional; B. E. Eaton, for 
hand book; L. F. Magruder, for membership; R. A. Clark, 
for missions; R. P. Neblett, for fall campaign. 

The State Convention will be held at Natchez April 
S-8. Much preparation is being made to make it ^a success. 
Many of the most enthusiastic Association workers will be 
there, and some will deliver addresses. Among the latter 
will be. Rev. Beverly Warner, D. D., of New Orleans; Mr. 
Cecil L. Gater, Field Secretary; Mr. H. M. Mcllhany, Jr., 
College Secretary; and Ex-Governor Northen, of Atlanta. 

During March 3-4 we had the pleasure of having with 
us Dr. C. W. Ottley, of Atlanta. He is traveling in the 
interest of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign 
Missions. While here he delivered addresses to the Asso- 
ciation on "The Medical Profession in Heathen Countries," 
and "To Determine One's Life Work and When it Will 
Count for the Most". The meetings were largely attended 
and enjoyed very much. 



O, Happy class of Freshmen, 

A smile on every face, 
No care have you, your sorrow's o'er, 

And joy is in its place. 

With a merry laugh you quicklj^ rush 

From the room on the second floor, 
From the room where many a Freshman "busts", 

From the room of Doctor Moore. 

And tho' you're sad all through the day, 

And your face is long- and gloomy. 
Yet, after four when the lesson's said. 

Your gladness makes you "looney". 

Ah, Freshie dear, I know your woes, 

And the trials in your path, 
And I know the joy that comes at four, 

Each P. M. after "Math." 

— '^Milton Antonio, igoo." 


W. F. Cook has returned to college. 

H. R. Enochs attended Mardi Gras at Natchez. 

W. O. Tatum is at home "getting well" of measles. 

"Pete" Clark spent several days at home last week. 

Dr. Murrah went to Yazoo City to attend the funeral 
of Mr. James. 

Messrs. Teat and Guice went to Yazoo City to the 
funeral of Mr. James. 

A. W. Fridge, a former student of the college, visited 
his brother a few weeks ago. 

Mr. J. A. Sproles spent Saturday with us. We are 
always glad to see "Tot". 

Mr. Robert Kemp, a former student of Millsaps Col- 
lege, passed through Jackson Saturday. 

E. H. Galloway, John Holloman, W. W. Holmes and 
L. F. Magruder went down to Carnival at New Orleans. 

R. D. Clark is back at school after a week or more at 
home. We are glad to report "Dick" fully recovered. 

T. W. Holloman '1900, after fighting measles, has been 
'tripping" around recuperating. We wonder where 
' Wynn" will go next. 

The "Art Reception" given by the Art Department of 
Belhaven College, on last Saturday, was largely attended, 
and was pronounced by all to be a great success. This 
department is under the able management of Miss Bessie 
Lemly of Jackson, Miss. 


The Law Department of the Collegfe has recently 
reorganized as the "Edward Mayes Law Club," by the 
election of J. A. Teat, president; E. L. Dabney, vice pres- 
ident; F. M. Bailey, secretary, and is holding its weekly 
"Moot Courts". We are very glad to say that this depart- 
ment is moving on very nicely with about twenty-five 
students. While we readily grant that the class has 
excellent ability in it, we hardly think that because they 
have been so attentive during the session of the supreme 
court, that they should be questioning themselves as to 
which one the Governor should offer the "ermine.' 

H. S. Stevens '95, Atty-at-Law at Hattiesburg, Miss., 
paid us a visit last week. Mr. Stevens was in Jackson on 
business before the Supreme Court. 

T. W. Holloman and J. B. Mitchell have been ap- 
pointed to represent the college in the Inter-Collegiate con- 
test. Look out for both prizes. 

T. W. Holloman, and W. W. Holmes have been ap- 
pointed to represent the college at Crystal Springs Chau- 
tauqua, in the Oratorical contest. 

G. Fitzgerald, an old student of the College, was with 
us a day last week. "Fitz" is employed in the cotton 
business in Yazoo City. 

S. L. Burwell has been laid up for several days, suffer- 
ing with an attack of "Grippe". We hope to see him out 
in a few days. 

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Vol. 2 

MiLLSAPS Collegian 

JACKSON, MISS,, APRIL, 1900 No, 12 

The Story of Biennerhassett. 

By Bishop Charles B. Galloway. 

I HE story of Harman Biennerhassett, seldom told 
and almost forg-otten, has a strange fascination. 

P^ It possesses a weird mingling- of romance and 
tragedy. Connected with the earlier years of 
this eventful century, it forms one of the most thrilling' 
and suggestive chapters of our national history. In the 
case of Biennerhassett the extremes of human condition 
came together. Honesty and intrigue, patriotism and 
suspected treason, virtue and frailty, success and failure, 
plenty and penury, and all the other antitheses known to 
a possible human history, all found a place in his pathetic 
experience. From a mansion of splendor he became a 
homeless wanderer, dependent upon a maiden sister for 
shelter and a comfortable bed upon which to die. A man 
of high, if not royal, blood, the embodiment of elegance 
and learning, courted and admired, he found himself 
friendless, with no one to extend a hand, much less solicit 
the patronage of his name. The wealthiest and most cul- 
tuied citizen of his section, consulted by statesmen, 
visited by scholars, and sought after by the rich and' 
fashionable, he was suspected of intrigue, charged wilJi 
aiding- rebellion, subjectedtoa trial for treason, and utterly 
ruined in fortune. 

His name is, unfortunately but indissolubly, connected 
with Aaron Burr, the most brilliant and "romantic wrong- 
doer" in American history. And while he must be 
considered a victim, doubtless, of the artful diplomacy and 


'cunning' craftiness of that ambitious and unscrupulous 
traitor, the shadows will forever linger around an other- 
wise fair fame. The story of his fall is the moral of many 
another life — a false friend. 

Harman Blennerhassett was of the Irish gentry, and 
came of a family of great wealth. He was born, however, 
in Hampshire, England, when his parents were on a visit 
there in 1767. He was educated at Westminster School 
and at Trinity College, Dublin, from which he was grad- 
uated with great distinction. Having determined to enter 
the legal profession, he matriculated in the King's Inn at 
the Michaelmas term, 1790, and at the age of twenty-five 
became a barrister. 

But before actively beginning the practice of his pro- 
fession the handsome and accomplished young barrister 
decided to spend some time in foreign travel Accom- 
panied by a special friend he went to the Continent, devot- 
ing much of his time to beautiful France and its brilliant 
capital. It was then in the throes of revolution, and every 
day saw some startling or tragic incident. Indeed all 
Europe was disturbed. Every throne was unstead}" and 
every crowned head uneasy. The young lawyer from Ireland 
was a serious student of the swiftly changing conditions, 
and then probably formed the purpose that changed the 
current of his romantic life. 

Though the excitement and honors of a political 
career offered many attractions, he preferred the quieter 
paths of literature and learned leisure. And in order to 
follow this cherished desire, he determined to find a home 
in America, far away from the strife and turmoil of Euro- 
pean and English politics. He accordingly disposed of 
his large estate to his relative, afterward known as Baron 
Vinton, and made preparation for leaving the dear old 
home of his fathers and the beautiful shores of his beloved 

One feature of that preparation was to marry Miss 
Agnew, daughter of the lieutenant-governor of the Isle of 


Man, and granddaughter of the general of the same name 
who fell at the battle of Germantown. She was fascinated 
with the wealth}' and accomplished young lawyer, and lis- 
tened with delight to his stories of the western world 
where he proposed to plant a paradise. Never were two 
young hearts more perfectly united, and throughout their 
strangely checkered career the ardent devotion of one to 
the other suffered not a moment's abatement. 

Before leaving London the young scholar purchased a 
well-selected philosophical and scientiiic library, and a 
number of scientific instruments. The bride and groom 
reached New York in the spring of 1797, and, after some 
months of inquiry, proceeded westward, arriving in Mari- 
etta, Ohio, in the early fall, having stopped for a few weeks 
m Pittsburg. Here they spent the winter diligently 
studying the country, and making selection of a site for 
that promised paradise. In the spring they purchased a 
rarely beautiful island in the Ohio river, a few miles below 
the mouth of the Little Kanawha, and near the present 
city of Parkersburg, West Virginia. The purchase price 
was $4,500. Slaves were bought, fields were cleared, land- 
scape gardeners employed, a magnificent mansion erected, 
and Blennerhassett Island soon looked like a veritable 
dream of beauty. The improvements and adornments 
cost the happy young couple about $60,000, at that time a 
sum worthy of an heir to a throne. The house was two 
stories, with two long wings, and furnished in exquisite 
taste. In the handsome library, filled with books and 
scientific instruments, the learned lord of-the^manor found 
his greatest delight. 

Mrs. Blennerhassett was singularly attractive, "well- 
proportioned, and beautifully symmetrical, " and _had the 
charming manners associated with gentle birth and 
genuine culture. She had extensive acquaintance with 
the best English literature, wrote and spoke French and 
Italian fluently, and had unusual histrionic talent. A 
superb horsewoman, she was worthy to ride beside the 


most gallant knight of the middle ages. Here, in that 
mansion of luxury and home of happiness and culture, the 
young couple lived for eight blissful years. Blennerhas- 
setl Island was the pride and wonder" of the West. Such 
was the ideal home of this accomplished man of leisure 
when Aaron Burr, ex-Vice-President of the United States, 
appeared upon the scene. Some additional touches to this 
picture of Blennerhassett and his island home may be 
given by a liberal extract from the rather gorgeous de- 
scription of William Wirt, in his speech at the trial of Burr 
at Richmond: 

"A shrubbery which Shenstone might have envied, 
blooms around him; music that might have charmed 
Calypso and her nymphs, is his; an extensive library 
spreads its treasures before him; a philosophical appar- 
atus offers to him all the mysteries and secrets of nature; 
peace, tranquility, and innocence shed their mingled de- 
lights around him; and, to crown the enchantment of the 
scene, a wife Vv^ho is said to be lovely, even beyond her sex, 
and graced with every accomplishment that can render it 
irresistible, has blessed him with her love, and made him 
the father of her children. The evidence would convince 
you that this is only a faint picture of real life. In the 
midst of all this peace, this innocence, this tranquility, 
this feast of mind, this pure banquet of the heart, the de- 
stroyer comes; he comes to turn this paradise into a hell; 
yet the flowers do not wither at his approach, and no moni- 
tory shuddering through the bosom of their unfortunate 
possessor, warns him of the ruin that is coming upon him. 
A stranger presents himself. Introduced to their civility 
by the high rank he had lately held in his country, he soon 
finds his way to their hearts by the dignity and elegance 
of his demeanor, the light and beauty of his conversation, 
and the seductive and fascinating power of his address. 
The conquest was not a difficult one. Innocence is ever 
simple and credulous; conscious of no designs itself, it ex- 
pects none in others; every door and portal of the heart 


are thrown open, and all who choose it, enter. Such was 
the state of Eden when the serpent entered its bowers. 
The prisoner (Burr) in a more eng-ag-ing- form, winding- 
himself into the open and unpracticed heart of Blenner- 
hassett, found but little difficulty in changing the native 
character of that heart, and the objects of its aifections. 
By degrees he infuses into it the poison of his own ambi- 
tion; he breathes into it the fire of his own courage; a dar- 
ing and desperate thirst for glory; an ardor panting for 
all the storms and bustle and hurricane of life. In a short 
time the whole man is changed, and every object of his 
former delights relinquished. No more he enjoys the 
tranquil scene; it has become fiat and insipid to his tastes. 
His books are abandoned; his retort and crucible thrown 
aside; his shrubbery blooms and breathes its fragrance 
upon the air in vain, he likes it not; his ear no longer 
drinks the melody of music, it longs for the trumpet's 
clangor and the cannon's roar. Greater objects have taken 
possession of his soul; his imagination has been dazzled by 
visions of diadems, and stars, and garters, and titles to 
nobility; he has been taught to burn with restless emula- 
tion at the names of Cromwell, Caesar, and Bonaparte." 

Just what specifically was the ambitious scheme of 
Aaron Burr, the world will probably never know. Whether 
it was. to establish a kingdom in Mexico, with himself on 
the throne, or to effect the dismemberment of the Union, 
with the Southwest as an independent republic, or to 
amass a vast fortune by the colonizing of lands on the 
Ouachita, will possibly remain one of the secrets of the 
silent grave. But it is probable that no dark or treason- 
able design controlled Blennerhassett in his consent to 
join the ill-fated enterprise. He was evidently a man of 
confiding, unsuspecting disposition, easily deceived by the 
plausible speech of so accomplished a diplomat as Aaron 
Burr. His home became the gathering-place of the 
leaders. He mortgaged his beautiful estate to raise 
money for the movement — an act which involved the 


wreck of his fortune and the ruin of his life. That was 
the beginning- of disasters which followed each other with 
the rapidity of a drama. When Comfort Tyler reached 
the island, Blennerhassett had become discouraged and 
was on the point of abandoning the project, but was 
urged forward by the persuasive eloquence of his wife, 
who possessed much of the spirit of adventure, and v/as 
potential in all the councils of the daring schemers. The 
treasonable purpose of the movement was soon suspected^ 
and the government authorities were eagerly watching for 
a pretext to arrest the leaders and seize their boats and 
stores. This led to their precipitate departure under 
cover of night. They joined Burr at the mouth of the 
Cumberland river. T^e flotilla consisted of twelve boats 
—four under command of Comfort Tyler, two under Burr, 
two under Floyd, two under Ellis, one under Blennerhas" 
sett, and a commissary boat under Dean. 

Such a formidable-looking armada created the wildest 
apprehension. Messengers were dispatched by land, who 
traveled faster than the boats could float, and, by the time 
the lower Mississippi was reached, the territoral author- 
ities were ready, if necessary, for a hostile reception. 
With Burr's arrest, escape, recapture, trial, and acquittal 
it is not the purpose of this paper to deal. 

The Blennerhassett mansion was looted by the Wood 
county militia, the well-stored wine-cellar, unfortunately 
furnished food for the fires of passion and plunder. Mrs. 
Blennerhassett at once left the- island horae where for 
eight years she had lived and reigmed. With her two 
little children she took passage on a boat and floated down 
the river in search of her husband. Early in January she 
joined him at the mouth of the Bayou Pierre, and most 
affecting was the meeting. 

While Burr, Blennerhassett, and their associates were 
under arrest and arraignment before the District Court of 
the Mississippi Territory, in the tovv^i of V» ashington, 
Mrs. Blennerhassett found a home and friends in Natchez, 


six miles away. Burr made his escape, but was captured 
near the present city of Mobile, and was afterwards tried 
before the United States Court, in Richmond, Virginia, 
Chief Justice Marshall presiding-. Blennerhassett was 
discharged from custody, no proof of treason being found 
against him, and remained in Natchez until the month of 
June. Leavmg his wife and children among newly found 
friends, he then started north on horseback to look after 
his property interests in Ohio, and, if possible, gather up 
the wreck of his once princely fortune. 

The family received distinguished attentions from the 
leading citizens of the Mississippi Territory. In their 
correspondence during Blennerhassett 's absence, gener- 
ous reference is made to the hospitalities extended and 
courtesies shown by their Natchez neighbors. In one let- 
ter to his wife, he says: "I trust you will soon accustom 
yourself to the free enjoyment of all the hospitable kindness 
and attention that will be tendered to you from Natchez to 
Bayou Sara; this is one of my best hopes, as I fear not we 
shall be able to find opportunities hereafter to requite the 
goodness of our friends. " He speaks gratefully of the 
Scotts and others, and of his special friend "Harding, as 
the memorable center of your comfort and protection dur- 
ing my absence." 

Mrs. Blennerhassett philosophically found comfort in 
their new situation. She said: "I am perfectly satisfied 
that this climate, in summer as well as winter, is in ev^ery 
way more desirable than the one I left in Ohio." She 
gave direction about bringing vegetable and other seed, 
and added: "If Peter Taylor, the gardener of Blenner- 
hassett, comes, he must bring every fiovv^ering shrub he 
can move, or you can find room for." That she was a 
practical housewife, as well as accomplished in literature, 
is evident from the following: "I left a pair of wafer (not 
waffle) irons in the kitchen, which I wish to have again, if 
possible. Should it be convenient to send my side-saddle 
by safe hands, before you come yourself, I hope you will 
do so, as perhaps I may need it, though I have, at present, 
more carriages at my service than I can possibly use." 

The house occupied by the family while in Natchez 
was still standing until a few years ago, when it gave place 
to a more modern and beautiful structure. Like all the 
old Spanish residences built in Natchez in the early days, 


it was two and a half stories hig-h, the first of brick, the 
others of frame, and stood right on the street. 

Blennerhassett reached the island, once so fair to the 
eye of beauty, only to look upon a scene of desolation, and 
to greet officers of the law who had Vv^arrants for his arrest 
and orders to convey him safely to Richmond for trial. To 
Richmond he w^ent, and for some weeks was lodged in the 
jail. The acquittal of Burr was followed b}^ the dismissal 
of the charges against Blennerhassett. But release from 
the criminal law did not deliver him from civil procedure 
and the burdensome mortgages which Burr left him to 
suffer alone. His island estate was sold by the sheriff — 
the tribute of his folly to the treachery of a fascinating 

Bereft of fortune, deserted by friends, and robbed of 
his beautiful home, he resolved to Mississippi 
and become a cotton planter. The fertility of the soil, 
the great success achieved by many in raising cotton with 
slave labor, induced him to think of that as the surest and 
speediest Wciy of recuperating his shattered fortune. So, 
gathering up the wreck of his estate, he purchased a num- 
ber of slaves and a thousand acres of land in Claiborne 
county, not far from the town of Port Gibson, and built 
there a home v/hich he called "La Cache." Here he was a 
respected citizen but an unsuccessful planter. The 
journals of that early day represent him as taking a 
prominent part in political and public councils, but he 
never mastered the science of cotton culture. And to add 
to his other disasters, he and his son Dominick became in- 
volved in a personal difficulty with one John Ha3's, which 
resulted in his utter financial ruin. 

Leaving the South, he removed to Montreal, and 
sought through the governor-general of Canada — an old 
friend of his — a judicial position in that country. But his 
efforts were fruitless, and every star of hope seem to have 
forsaken his sky. 

All efforts failing to secure him a judgeship in Canada, 
he recrossed the sea in the forlorn hope of recovering 
some supposed interest in the estate of a deceased relative 
in England. How desperately a poverty-stricken repre- 
sentative of the gentry clings to the attentuated thread of 
an imaginary claim to some Eng'lish kinsman's estate! It 
is hardly necessary to say that he failed in this enter- 
prise. He then turned his despairing thought to the 
securing of some position in the civil service, for he was 


willing- to accept anything- to keep the wolf from his door. 
So, as he had blood-relationship with the Duke of Welling- 
ton, he applied to his nephew, the Marquis of Wellesley, 
to assist him by g'iving the patronag-e of his g-reat name to 
his petition. The following- is a pathetic passag-e from his 
letter to the marquis: 

Cottage Crescent, } 

Bath, November 3, 1825. f 
* * * 

"I am of the Irish bar since 1790; left it for America 
in 1795, where I have resided until I finally returned, last 
year, from Canada, to lay claim, at the solicitation of 
friends, to certain estates of the late Dean Harman. * * * 
* * * The failure of this enterprise consequent upon a 
long- train of adverse circumstances, now reduces me to 
resort to the forlorn hope of praying- your Excellency to 
locate me in any civil position in Ireland, the stipend 
whereof may enable me to support a family in a state 
above penury." 

But this, like all his other plaintive pleas, found no re- 
sponsive ear. And to increase the agony of his breaking 
heart, his sons were dissipated and worthless. 

After a residence of three years at St. Aubin, he 
removed to the Island of Guernsey, where his sister Avis 
had an estate. There, at Port Pierre, he suffered a sec- 
ond and third attack of paralysis, and on the first of Feb- 
ruary, 1831, sank to rest, in the sixty-third year of his 
age. He died with his aching head in the hands of his 
heroic wife, who, for thirty-five years, had never faltered 
in her devotion to the man who was more than all the 
world to her v/omanly heart. 

The desolate widow, long acquainted with grief, hav- 
ing no special ties to bind her to England, and with llittle 
earthly hope remaining, after a time returned to America 
to watch over the pitiable wreck of a dissolute son. There 
is a sustaining pov/er in sorrow. A widow, and worse 
than childless, this woman of once dazzling beauty sat 
among the tombs of her buried hopes and ambitions, only 
kept alive by the care she bestowed upon the occasion of 

In 1842 Mrs. Blennerhassett presented a petition to 
Congress for damages to her beautiful island home by the 
military authorities. Robert Emmett, son of Thomas 
Addis Emmett, and nephew of the celebrated Irish patriot, 
nobly interested himself in behalf of this unfortunate 


woman and her just claim. In forwarding her memorial 
to Hon. Henry Clay, then a United States senator, and at 
one time counsel for Harman Blennerhassett, Mr. Emmett 

"Mrs. Blennerhassett is now in this (New York) city, 
residing in very humble circumstances, bestowing her 
cares on a son, who, by long poverty and sickness, is 
reduced to utter imbecility, both of body and mind; unable 
to assist her or provide for his own wants. In her present 
destitute situation the smallest amount of relief would be 
thankfully received by her. Her condition is one of abso- 
lute want, and she has but a short time left to enjoy any 
better fortune in this world." 

Mr. Clay presented the petition, and urged its speedy 
payment with all his powerful influence and splendid elo- 
quence. The committee reported favorably, and said that 
a refusal to pay the claim "would be unworthy a wise or 
just nation." The lapse of thirty-six years had not 
absolved and does not absolve the nation from a just obli- 
gation. But the measure nev^er passed, and the relief 
never came. Before action could be had, death had ren- 
dered its passage unnecessary. Of that closing scene her 
biographer tenderly sa3'-s: 

"No soothing hand of a relative fanned her fevered 
temples, nor wiped from her brow the chilly dews of 
expiring nature. Within that lonely chamber, it was 
reserved to strangers to v>^itness the last sad scenes. She 
who had been born in affluence; to whom the world 
appeared in early life as Paradise before the fall; who had 
been honored by the attentions of the great and the praise 
of the humble; whose heart was ever open to the cries of 
distress, and whose hands were ever ready to relieve the 
wants of the needy, had, in her turn, to ask the charities 
of the world." 

Thus ends a strangely tragic story. The island in 
the Ohio still wears its summer sheen of glorious verdure, 
but is no longer the haunt of wealth and beauty, as in the 
years when this century was young. The mansion, acci- 
dentally burned in 1811, was never rebuilt. The place is 
still knovv'n as Blennerhassett Island, and the neighbors 
repeat with pride and interest the romantic stories that 
ling"er about everj^ historic spot. The waters of the great 
river, as they fiovv" by, seem to soften their murmurs as if 
in mournful memory of the paradise the Blennerhassetts 
found and lost on that fair island. — Tke Anuvican Illustrated 
AlctJiodist Md'^azine. 


I'ON, " said Farmer Hale, at the supper table, "be 
sure an' go to bed early tonight so you can 
wake up early in the mornin'. Your ma's got 
some chickens she wants me to carry to town 
and sell, and I've got a little bizness there myself." 

"Alrig-ht, papa," answered Tim; "and I'm so g"lad 
you're going to town, for there's a book in Mr. Ralph's 
store I've been wanting a long time. Will you get it for 
me this morning? It is the 'Life of Mahomet,' by Wash- 
ington Irving." 

"Why, son, I wanted you to go with me. Get ready 
early, so we can start by sun up." 

"Alright, sir; goodnight, papa; goodnight, mamma." 

Tim ran up to his little room, sat down by a table 
whereon lay several well-worn and well-read volumes, and 
w^as soon deep in the life of Napoleon, eagerly following 
that great soldier over the Alps. His genius and success: 
almost took the boy's breath, and he said to himself 
" Whew! what would papa and mama say if I were to do 
something like that? Wouldn't they be proud though." 
The boy read till his head drooped like a sleepy sunflower 
when the sun is set, then carefully markid his place, and 
went to bed. 

He jumped up before daylight, quickly dressed, and 
ran out to feed the horses. He ran back into the house 
just in time to get a cup of his mother's delicious, steam- 
ing coffee. After the little family had finished the morning 
meal, Tim ran out and harnessed the horses to his fath- 
er's new wagon, put in the comfortable spring seat, and 
drove out into the road. His mother brought out a coop 
of nice, plump chickens, ready for the frying pan, and put 
it in the back of the wagon. After kissing them goodby, 
and bidding them start back early, she returned to her 
work. Mr. Hale sprang into the seat beside his son, and they 
started to town. It was a splendid spring morning, with 
just mist enough to soften the roug-h outlines of the rail 


fence, and to moisten the tong-ues of the melodious songs- 
ters of the woods. As they drove along they saw their 
neighbors going- out to the field, riding their horses with 
the plow-gear jingling, a sound sweet to every farmer's 
ear. A little while before noon thev entered the town and 
drove up to the residence of John Storey, a merchant of 
the place- After dinner, all three sat in front, Mr. Hale 
and his host to enjoy that lazy, contented conversation 
which always follows a midday meal, and Tim to drink it 
all in silently. The men talked or many things; of the 
crops, and the probable price of cotton; of politics, who 
would probably succeed Judge Wright, who was too old to 
run for congress again; of religion, (both men were g"Ood 

They became so interested that it was very late when 
Mr. Hale started home. When they were fairly on their 
way, Mr. Hale relaxed the lines, held them loosely in one 
hand, and began slowly: "Son, did you get your book?" 
"Yes, sir. I ran to the store just before dinner." "Well, 
son, this is the last night you'll spend with me and your 
ma in a long time. I reckon you're right glad you're goin' 
off to school tomorrow, ain't you?" "Papa, I'm mighty 
sorry to leave you and mama, but I'm glad I'm going to 
school. I've wanted to go off to school a long time." "Yes, 
son, I know that, and I'm glad you're able to go. But you 
don't know how much me and your ma love you, bein' the 
one only child we've g^ot, and it's powerful hard to part 
wnth you. Yo've been so good to us, it seems like you 
orter stay with us ahvays. But I've always wanted to send 
you to school so you could learn and be a smart man. Me 
nor your ma neither one didn't have any education much, 
so we've worked hard so as to have somethin' to send you 
off to school with. So we're going to send you oif to 
Hebron lo school tomorrow. I know it ain't no use to tell 
you to study, for if there's a boy I know that does love to 
study, it's you. But, son, I'm afraid you'll have a good 
deal o' trouble, bein' away from us the first time in your 
life. There'll be lots of things to bother you, that you did 
not have at home. There'll be boys that laugh at you, 
maybe, but just be sure to do right and then if anybody 
laughs at you, you can laugh too. And, son, don't forget 
to read your Bible every day and pray, too, for them you 


don't like as well as them you do like. Don't ever get to 
bein' jealous, whatever you do. Jest do your honest best, 
and tnen if anybody beats you, try an' do better next 
time. It don't do no good to be jealous, for it makes peo- 
ple sour and bad humored. An' do jest like the good men 
you know. Just look at Hiram Williams. He's had bad 
luck for four years with his crop, though he's worked hard 
every year, and still you can see him in the field at sunup, 
and hear him whistling, like his heart wuz light as a bird's. 
He don't stop long enough to think about bad luck. He's 
jest as cheerful as he can be. An' look at Mr. Storey. If 
he wuz like most people, he would be stuck-up, an' would 
not have nothing to do with us farmers. But, instead o' 
that, he makes me go to dinner with him every time I 
come to town, even when I've got my everyday clothes on. 
An' he does everybody that way. An' he's not stingy a 
bit, neither, for he gives more to the church than any other 
man. An' look at old Jerry. He's had rheumatism 
twenty years, and hasn't been able to get off' n his bed, 
and still he lies there singin' just like he was strong and 
hearty as I am. An' he's that way all tne time. He ain't 
quarrelin' because he's afflicted. He says he's thankful 
he's livin', so he can see the cows comin' up in the evenin'. 
An' when he's able he helps his wife with the vegetables, 
strings the beans, shucks the ros'n ears, an' all like that. 
That's the way I want you to be. Just be contented an' be 
a good, honest boy, and you'l come out all right." 

"Yes, papa, I'm going to do my best out there to be a 
good boy; but I know it'll be hard, and I want you and 
mama to write to me, and pray for me, for I dread to leave 
home and folks. It seems like I can't stand it, but I'm 
going to do my duty even if it is hard on me. And I know 
it's better for me to go off to school, for I'll have better 
teachers, and I'll learn more." 

By this time it was very late in tfie night. A soft 
breeze was driving the clouds across the moon, making 
them chase each other across the sky. The whippoorwills 
were pouring their quavering song into the ear of night. 
The old farmer hurried his horses forv/ard into a swift trot, 
and thoughtfully asked, "My boy, have you got your clothes 
packed?" Tim did not reply, and his father perceived 
thrt he was asleep. "Poor boy," he said to himself; "he's 
plum wore out! Jest to think of it! Goin' to leave us! It 
nearly bout kills me to give him up. Every night he 
comes and kisses me and his ma goodnight, jest like he 


used to do when he wuz a baby. An' he's been so useful 
on the farm, I don't see how I'm goin' to do without him. 
But it's best for him. He'll have so much to read, and I 
never did see a boy that likes to read as well as he does. 
Jest as soon as we go home to dinner he gets his book and 
reads till the bell rings, and when we take out in the even- 
ing, he runs for his book. An' he deserves all I can do for 
him. He's worked hard ever since he could pick up a hoe, 
and helped me make a livin' for us. Well, it does grieve 
me like everything to part with him, but it's best for him 
an' I'm goin' to do it:" 

The affectionate old man drove faster, while he held 
his arm about the boy to keep him from falling. At last 
he saw the lights in his little cottage, and a little later was 
at the gate, calling to his wife to bring a candle to find the 
purchases he had made for her. Then he shook his son 
and said loudly: "We're home, boy; wake up. " But Tim 
did not stir. "His mother held the light near his face and 
burst out cr3ang. Tim v/ould not go away tomorrow. 
He had grow;n weary and Vv'as gone home. H. O. White. 


Puer et puella 
Meet upon the street, 

Puer hold umbrella 
'Oer puella neat. 

Then ea est puella 
Looks with much disdain 

Upon the gallant puer 
Walking in the rain. 

Gallant puer dixit 
To puella sweet; 

Is to fate possumus 
In the rain we meet. 

Et to this puella 
Non verbum replied: 

Puer et umbrella 
Ex the street then hied. 

No more now est puer 
Found upon the street 

Holding his umbrella 
'Oer pueila neat. 

Squire Darner 



Published by the Students of Millsaps College 

E. H. Galloway - Eiiitor-in-Chief 

R. B. RiCKETTS - - - - - (B. S.'9S) Alumni Editor 

S. L. BURWELL - - - - _ . . Literary Editor 

G. R. Bennet Y. M. C A.. Editor 

T. W. HOLLOMAN - Exchange Editor 

C. N. Guice - Local Editor 

R. T. LiDDELL, Business Manager 

H, G. Fridge and L. F. Magruder, Assistants. 

All j-emittances should be sent to R. T. Liddcll, Business Manager 
also all oj'ders for subscriptio7is, extra copies, or any other business 
communication. All mate r designed for publication sliould be ad- 
dressed to E. H. Galloway, Editor-in-Chief. 

Issued the Fifth of each month during the College year. 

Subscription per annum, $i Two Copies, per annum, $i.^0 


Millsaps will be represented in the Mississippi Orator- 
ical Association this year by Messrs. J. B. Mitchel and T. 
W. Holloman. Both of these gentlemen are reg^arded as 
very strong speakers, and the college expects that they 
will reflect great credit upon her and upon themselves. 

We learn with delight that Dr. E.E.Hoss, of Nashville, 
editor of the Nashville Christian Advocate, is to preach our 
commencement sermon. Dr.Hoss is regarded as possibly 
the most scholarly man in the Southern Methodist church 
and its ablest editor. He is not unknown to the Millsaps 
College Chapel, having delivered the literary address at 
our first commencement. He will receive a most cordial 


As the college year grows shorter and the time for 
commencement and the me eting of the trustees of our insti- 
tution draws near, we hear the question frequently asked, 
will we have intercollegiate games next session, do you sup- 
pose that the board of trustees will allow foot-ball, baseball 
and tennis games with our sister colleges next year? The 
question cannot be ansv/ered,but the sentiment among the 
students of the college is that it should be allowed. Looking 
over the records of other institutions it can be shown that 
the patronage of these was largely increased when inter-col- 
legiate games were allowed. Athletics is a drawing card 
for a school and we do not wonder that this is the case. 
When a young man looks around for a college which he 
wishes to attend he will naturally select the one from which 
he can derive the most benefit. Along with the soul and 
mind the body must be trained. He can develop the body 
upon the gridiron and the baseball diamond, combining 
pleasure with duty. By making a requirement that the 
students who represent the college in the inter-collegiate 
contests shall make above a certain grade in their classes, 
the old argument that these sports prevent proper study 
and application to text-books is overthrown. Those stud- 
ents who have been graduated from this institution, those 
who leave her classics walls this year,and a large majority 
of the whole student body, realizing that Millsaps College 
would be greatly benefitted by such a step, that the school 
would be advertised by allowing these games, that the 
number of students would be greatly increased, sincerely 
hope that the board of trustees of this institution will 
grant us the privilege which we desire. 

Vicksburg seems to be the place most desired for the 
holding of the State Oratorical contest. It is conveniently 
situated for Millsaps and Mississippi colleges and also for 
the University and the A. and M. college. By all means 
have the contest in Vicksburg. 


The last number of the Collegian which will be issued 
the early part of June will be the best in the history of the 
mag-azine. We propose to have pictures of all the classes 
and the faculty and of the college buildings. We hope that 
the students will help the Collegian staff to make this 
issue a grand success. A college is greatly helped by its 
publications; the men she graduates help her most and then 
the college magazine. If the students of our college would 
only realize this fact, the Collegian would be made much 
more attractive. 

New "National Hymn." 

My country 'tis of thee, 
Sweet land of pensions free — 

Of thee I sing! 
Land where war told the tale; 
Land where the beef was stale; 
Land where war-generals rail 

Like everything. 

O hear me rise and shout: 

"Thank heaven, I'm mustered out!" 

(That's what I sing!) 
Fighting on sea and shore 
Ever for me is o'er; 
Bullets and beef no more — 
(That's what I sing!) 

— Q. A. K. 

A Happy Little Mississippi Darkey. 

Yer may talk er 'bout de eatin' dat de great men take, 
Yer may talk er 'bout de 'lasses, de honey, an' de cake; 

Yer may talk er 'bout it all, but den what's de use? 
Fer dar aint nuthin' sweeter den de watermelin juice. 


a; a: a: literary department a ;^ 

"Mademoiselle Blanche," by John D. Barry, is one of 
those good books, says "The Critic," which does not 
immediately make its way, takes a second and more vigor- 
ous start, ultimately reaching the position it deserves It 
will be remembered that the sturdy growth of "Peter 
Stirlings" popularity was long in sprouting, and it looks 
as if "Mademoiselle Blanche" might be another of those 
hardy plants having a gradual developement. 

Some time after Mr. Jas. Lane Allen's work of fiction, 
"The Choir Invisible," was published we announced that he 
was engaged on a new novel to be entitled, "The Mettle 
of the Pasture, " a vigorous title of Shakespearian sugges- 
tion for a work treating of the yoemen of old England, who 
had planted their sturdy roots in Kentuckian soil. But 
while engaged in this novel, Mr. Allen was attracted to a 
subject that had long lain in his mind, and which now 
returned to him with an insistence that was not to be 
resisted. The dream of those embued with high intelec- 
tual and religious ideals in Kentucky was to plant a uni- 
versity in the state. This was at length realized in the 
Transylvania University, only to be destroyed, and to pass 
away forever through the internecine strife of religious 
sectarianism. Mr. Allen as a young man entered the 
university and was a participant in its tragic career. 
Those conditions, form background and produce charact- 
ers which figure in his new tale to be published shortly by 
the McMillan company. It is entitled "The Reign of 
Law, or A Story of the Kentucky Hempfields." The 
trend of the book and the religious crisis through which 
David, its hero, passes, are indicated in the title, but David 
has a passionate love story as well, which plays an impor- 
tant part in the developement of his character. One critic 
who has read the story declares it to contain by far the 
finest and noblest work Mr. Allen has yet done, and no 
whit deficient in that beauty of human passionand interest 
which characterises his former work, and which has given 
him an accredited place with the foremost living authors. 
The Bookinan. 


Some writers achieve fame with their first novel,some 
with their second, some with their last, and others there 
are who do not achieve it at all. Miss Mary Chalmondeley 
made a reputation for herself as the author of "Diana 
Tempest," but it remained for "Red Pottage" to bring- 
her fame. The fortunate thingabout the fame that comes 
from writing books is. that not only the book that gives it 
sells, but the sales of others that were written before is 
stimulated by it. Messrs. Appletonare publishing a new 
editon of "Dianna Tempest," in which is printed a short 
sketch of Miss Cholmondeley, together with her portrait 
and a picture of the house in which she was born, which, 
by the way, was the home of Bishop Heber, who was her 
great-uncle. "Dianna Tempest" was Miss Cholmondeley 's 
third book, and it is said it took her three and a half years 
to write it. Her first story was published anonymously 
in Tlie Graphic when she was nineteen years old. The Critic. 

>;< , * 

Mr. A. Hope Hawkins (Anthony Hope) has been 
elected chairman of the English Authors Society for 1900. 
At present he is at work on a new novel "Tristam of Blent" 
which will appear in one of the leading magazines. 

"When Knighthood was in Flower" has been drama- 
tized by Henry Guy Carleton. The work is said to be 
satisfactory to both Miss Marlowe, the actress, and Mr. 
Major, the author. 

According to Library reports "To Have and to Hold" 

was the most widely read novel during the month of 


Back street, 
Banana peel, 

Fat man, 

Virsrinia reel. 

Freshman. — "Comedy of Errors. " 
Sophomore. — "Much Ado About Nothing." 
Junior — "As You Like It. " 
Senior— "All's Well That Ends Well." 



The Howard Magazine has several good articles. The 
one on "Alabame" is full of the right spirit and the essay 
on Hamlet is especially good. 

Among the large number of exchanges we find many 
growing better as spring comes on. We hope that this 
improvement will become general. 

In the Whitivo7'th Cliamaji the criticism of the Godfly is 
above the average college criticism. "Among the Cats" 
is a good story and "Kisses" is at least amusing. This is 
the best issue of the paper this session. 

The Emory Phoenix has, as usual, much good matter. 
We like the idea of a Class Day Number. The spirit of 
the exercises shows that there is plenty of class enthusi- 
asm at Emory. 

In the University of Mississippi Magazine the article 
"Should Students take part in College Government" is 
thoughtful and timely. The subject is one of very great 
importance to all of our colleges which have not settled it. 
"Whitby and Winchester" is interesting and instructive. 
We are glad to note that the Magazine is now firmly estab- 
lished and that a good constitution has been adopted. We 
are striving to put our own monthly on some such footing 
and we wish the Magazine only succes. 

In the Emory and Henry Era there is a good article on 
Co-education. The writer shows that the means, purposes, 
and objects of educating boys are also applicable to girls. 
Gils and boys are associated in the early home training, in 
the primary schools and the higher schools. This asso- 
ciation has always proven the best thing for both. Then 
why not have co-education in our colleges? The author 
shows that wherever it has been tried it has met with 
splendid results. We are glad to see this article and hope 
our southern people will soon come to see the real worth 
of co-education. In the same magazine the story "Tom 
and I" is well written and the essay on Sydney Carton 
is good. 


In our own state we find in the Misssssippi College Mag- 
azine a fine article on "Loyalty to Mississippi." The 
author reviews the history of the state from an industrial 
standpoint, tells of its triumph in literature, its great 
strides in the field of education, and its religious develop- 
ment. He shows the high ideals of her statesmanship 
and the high character of her bar, and pays an eloquent 
tribute to the memory of her great son, the greatest of 
American orators, Sargent S. Prentiss. The article is 
brimming with patriotism and should be an inspiration to 
all who read it. We wish to quote one paragraph: "Land 
of romance and of mystery, home of the mighty nations of 
the Natchez Indians who worshipped the sun and offered 
up human sacrifices; land made sacred by the blood of 
patriots poured out like water upon her battered hills and 
beside rivers flowing through dense and dark forests, land 
ennobled by having cradled some of the most magnificent 
statesmen, matchless orators, and noblest women of this 
continent — this is Mississippi." 

In the Hendrix College Mirror iho. beautiful poem "Lost 
Love, Lost Life" is far above the average college magazine 
poetry. It, together with a well written and thoughtful 
criticism of lago, puts the issue on a high plane. The 
article on "The Late Paece Movement" is also fullof good 
thought and the best of sentiment. 


I knew an absent minded man — 

A man of wealth was he — 
Who in his yacht took a pleasure trip, 

With a joUy company. 
But not remembering where he was-r- 

Such an absent mind had he — 
He walked right off his pleasure yacht 

And fell into the sea. 

Now everyone thought he could swim, 

And watched him longingly. 
But lo! he sinks once, twice. They cry: 

"Lower the boat quickly." 
But when about to sink for good. 

He struck out with a vim 
For the distant yacht, with sure swift stroke — 

He'd forsfotten that he could swim. 


The membership committee is still at work and new 
members are added to the roll at each meeting-. 

The missionary study class has been reorganized with 
twenty members and Mr. J. F. McCafferty as teacher. 

We hope soon to have out the hand book. The com- 
mittee has started work on it. The fall campaign 
committee has commenced on its work. 

Vf e ask the prayers of all our friends for the success 
of the revival which is to commence here April 22. Rev. 
H. H. of New Orleans will conduct it. 

At the last business meeting Messrs. Clark, Felder, 
Guice, Lemly, Trigg, Magruder, Simpson, and Bennett 
were elected delegates to the state convention at Natchez. 

The Bible work is improving and number of those 
studying is increasing. Some of the boys keep the morn- 
ing watch. No doubt if more did this, the Bible classes 
would increase in number. 

The devotional committee has made some changes in 
its work. At the beginning of each month they meet and 
make out a program for the month. The song service 
Sunday night, March 25, was enjoyed by all present. 

The ways and means committee has recently bought 
lace curtains which will be hung soon. Each member of 
the Association cannot but feel proud of our hall, but we 
should not stop until it is completely furnished. 

Let each member remember that the summer confer- 
ence will be held again at Ashville, N. C, June 15-24, and 
that we wish to send delegates to this conference. Whom 
shall we send? 

Mr. Hugh M. McHaney, of Staunton, Va., spent April 
2-4 with us. He is college secretary of the Associations in 
the Southern colleges. He seems to be very much 
impressed with the work, and says it is, as a whole, better 
than last year. Many of the colleges have had revivals 
which were quite successful. 


Mr. W. T. Clark, '00, visited Yazoo City a few days 
ago. I wonder why? 

One would judge from the above that the senior class 
had an eye open. 

Mr. M. A. Chambers, '00, has been visiting parents(?) 
and friends in Brookhaven for several days past. 

Last week Mr. J. B. Mitchell, '00, went to Macon to 
fill an appointment. He was goneabout aweek — ratherlong 

Mr. S. L. Burwell, who was recently called to the bed- 
side of his sick father, has returned to school and reports 
that Dr. Burwell is convalescent. 

Mr. H. M. McElhany, of Virginia, traveling secretary 
of the Y. M. C. A., visited the Association at Millsaps the 
2nd and 3rd inst. He went from here to Natchez to attend 
the state convention of the Y. M. C. A. 

The Kappa Sigma and the Kappa Alpha fraternities 
will each give its annual reception on the evening of April 
20th. All who attend will doubtless spend a delightful 
evening, as the fraternity boys are royal hosts. 

Friday, April 27, will be Field day, and judging from 
the amount of enthusiasm already displayed, this bids fair 
to be one of the best Field days in the history of the col- 
lege. We expect that a good many of the records will be 

The seventh anniversary of the Galloway Literary 
Society will be held in the college chapel on Friday even- 
ing, April 13, when the following program will be rendered: 
Mr. J. T. McCafferty, the anniversarian, will speak on the 
"Making of the South." Mr. E. H. Galloway, the first 
orator, "Stumbling Blocks Along the Road of Life — Their 
Help. " Mr. R. A. Clark, the second orator, "America and 
the Nineteenth Century." All the friends of the society 
are cordially invited to attend. 


The Girls' Shakespearean club, of Jackson, enter- 
tained very delightfully at a reception Friday evening-, 
April 7th, a number of the college boys being invited. 
Dainty refreshments were served, after which all were 
requested to compete for two prizes offered for the best 
original poems on the club. Miss Marion Meacham and 
Mr. H. G. Fridge were the winners. All spent a most 
pleasant evening, with Miss Marion Meacham as the 
charming hostess of the club. 

The seventh anniversary of the Lamar Literary 
Society will be held in the college chapel on Friday even- 
ing, April 20th, with the following speakers: Mr. T. W. 
Holloman, anniversarian;C. N. Guice, orator. The annual 
address will be delivered by Gov. A. J. McLaurin. With 
this excellent program we feel sure that the anniversary 
will be a grand success. All their friends are cordially 
invited to attend. 

The state convention of the Y. M. C. A. met at 
Natchez from the 6th to the 8th inst., the following going 
as delegates from Millsaps: G. R. Bennett, R. A. Clark, L. 
W. Felder, C. N. Guice, L. F. Magruder and C. M. 

Prof. J. C. Hardy, for several years superintendent of 
the Jackson city schools, and an alumnus of the Millsaps 
law department, was recently elected president of the A. 
& M. college at Starkville, Miss. The Collegian extends 

We hear of horseless carriages, 

Propelled by unseen force; 
Also of loveless marriages, 

Which generate divorce. 
We hear of wireless telegrams, 

A wonder of our day. 
But 'twixt them armless courtships 

Will never come to stay. 

To train the mind to think, to think deeply, to think 
comprehensively, to think vigorously, is the real meaning 
of education. Such is the task. It means work. Energy 
and application are the essentials. 


Soliloquy of A Boardhig Club Student. 

Backward, then backward, oh time in thy flight; feed 
me on g"ruel just for tonight. lam so weary of sole-leather 
steak, petrified doughnuts and vulcanized cake; oysters 
that slept in the watery bath, butter as strong as Goliath 
of Gath. Weary of paying for what I don't eat, chewing 
up rubber and calling it meat. Backward, turn backward, 
for weary, I am; give me a whack at grandmother's jam; 
let me drink milk that has never been skimmed, let me eat 
butter whose hair has been trimmed. Let me once more 
have an old-fashioned pie, and then I'll be ready to turn up 
and die. " 

I found her in the apple tree, 
Swinging, singing merrily. 
She was indeed a charming miss. 

in this, 




She wouldn't come down, so nothing prevented 

My going up, since she consented. 
Did I enjoy it? Truly 'twas bliss 

in like this, 



Sitting there longingly, swinging our feet 

Our bliss was doomed to be short and sweet. 
The cursed limb broke as I grabbed for a kiss, 

And we fell 



•siq; ajiii 

An Irishman, eating his first green corn, handed the 
cob to the waiter and asked, "Will you please put some 
more banes upon me stick?" 


Jackson, - - - Mississippi. 

Seventh Session Opened Sept. 27th. 

Second Term Begins Jan. 29th. 

Millsaps College offers courses leading to three 
Collegiate degrees— B. A, B.S.. Ph.B. 

A well equipped Law School offers courses leading 
to the prolessional degree of LL.B. 

Ample provision is also made for the instruction 
of those who are not candidates for any degree. 





Author of "The Blauk Wolf's Breed.' 

The Millsaps Collegian 

Vol, \ JACKSON, MISS,, MAY, 1900 No.i- 


N this issue of the Collegian appears an excel- 
lent likeness of this gifted young Mississippian, 
who has recently and suddenly become a liter- 
ary star of the first magnitude. He has achieved 

fame already, and has the promise of a brilliant career. 

His first book, "The Black Wolfs Breed," has successfully 

passed the gauntlet of the severest critics, and attained 

wide popularity. 

The life of Mr. Dickson has been spent chiefly in the 
cities of Jackson and Vicksburg. At a very early age he 
displayed manly independence, and insisted on carving 
out his own destiny. When quite a youth he was stenog- 
rapher in the law office of Nugent & McWillie, and there 
demonstrated such remarkable aptitude for work that he 
was, after a time, elected court stenographer of the capi- 
tol district. Mentally alert, and eager to leirn, he not 
only mastered his profession, but found time to study 
law and to cultivate literature. 

From time to time short stories from his pen 
appeared in the New Orleans dailies, and those who knew 
him best felt sure he was destined to a literary career. 

Resigning his position as court stnographer, he 
removed to Vicksburg, where he has since been practicing 
law. It is understood that another volume from his facile 
pen is soon to appear, and into the attractive paths of liter- 
ature he maybe led by popular demand. Among the many 
favorable notices of Mr. Dickson's book, space is given to 


one of the first to appear, written by his friend and 
admirer, Bishop Charles B. Galloway : 

"The Black Wolf's Breed" is a volume just from the 
press by Mr. Harris Dickson, of Vicksburg. The first 
literary venture of our brilliant young friend evidences 
genius of a high order, and is prophecy of greater 
things in the future. Unless I am much mistaken this 
book will give him nationalfame. Itis a story of France in 
the old world and the new during the reign of Louis XIV 
— the period which built the Empire of Louisiana, "in the 
vague, dim valley of Mississippi," as the author happily 
phrases it. The story deals with "times when a man's 
good sword was ever his truest friend, when he who 
fought best commanded most respect." 

While eagerly reading every page I was constantly 
wondering when the young author, whose practical, busy 
life had been denied learned liesure, had formed such a 
charming literary style. He certainly had studied the 
best models, and with rare discrimination adopted a form 
of speech eminently suited to his splendid genius. There 
are passages of exquisite beauty and genuine poetic sen- 
timent, as for instance, when he describes the young hero 
from Biloxi, Captain de Mouret, at a court entertainment 
in France, singing, to the amazement of royal Paris and 
Versailles, a crooning death incantation of the Choctaws, 
and the effect produced by "the soft, Indian words drop- 
ping as the splash of unknown, unseen waters." 

There are scenes in which he displays unusual dra- 
matic power, and in the development of character he shows 
the skillful hand of a master. I have read few volumes in 
which is so graphically described the tragedy of passion- 
ate love overmastering soldierly and personal honor as in 
the case of the brave and brilliant young Jerome de Gre- 
ville. The thrilling interest of the story is admirably 
sustained to the last page, and throughout the book is a 
series of splendid surprises. 

But this is not intended as a review of this admirable 


volume. I only wanted to heartily commend it to the 
reading public, and express my g-ratification that our 
former townsman and fellow-Mississippian has made so 
brilliant a debut into the literary world. 

My Uncle's Philosophy of Life. 

For fifteen years my uncle and I had lived tog-ether. 
After the death of my father my uncle had taken me into 
his home and had treated me as he would a son. My uncle 
was a man about fifty years old thoug-h his face was so 
smooth and his eyes so bright that he was invariably taken 
to be ten years younger. He was an astronomer and a 
well equipped observatory was fitted up in his house. A 
very unusual man was my uncle, some people called him a 
man of dreams, but all men looked up to him as being one 
of the best and greatest men in the world. In all the 
years I had stayed at m}' uncle's house, I never knew him 
to worry. Things that would fret an ordinary mortal 
seemed not to affect him in the least. He had no cares, 
for as he often said, "There is no such thing as care. 
Things will happen as they do and no worrying can make 
them happen otherwise, so why worry about anything." 
He was a man of such a great soul that he never showed 
the least anger at the failings of others, even though his 
own affairs were injured by those failings. 

I often wondered what happy combination of circum- 
stances had made my uncle the happy, easy going man 
that he was. He told me that he was writing a biography 
of himself to be published after his death, and that he 
was going to leave this for me to do. 

As my uncle progressed with his uatobiography, I be- 
came more interested and asked to be allowed to read the 
manuscript when it was finished. "Well" said my uncle, 
"To-morrow I will finish it, and if you will come to my 


study at eleven I will tell you about it and place the manu- 
script in your hands." 

Promptly at eleven, I walked into my uncle's study. 
He had just laid aside his pen and was arranging the 
sheets of manuscript. Taking a chair, I said, "I am ready 
to hear your story. " He turned on me a dreamy eye and 
said, "Boy, were you ever disappointed?" "Yes," I 
answered quickly. "Well, " he continued, "I am going to 
tell you the story of a man who has never been disap- 
pointed. If I tire you, you must teU me and I'll stop and 
at some other time I'll finish for you." "Do tell me all 
about it uncle. I am not going to get the least bit tired," 
I pleaded, and so he began the story of his life. 

"About my birth and parentage I shall say nothing, 
for you know all about that. My early childhood was 
spent about like most boys spend their early days — in 
getting the most possible pleasure out of life. In the 
preparatory school I stood the first in my class and so won 
the best wishes and friendship of all my teachers. When 
I had finished the prescribed preparatory course and was 
about to leave that institution, the principal, my warmest 
friend, called me into his room and had a long talk with 
me. 'My boy,' he said, 'You are capable of any under- 
taking. Whatever you turn your hand to will not be a 
failure. l>tow, before you leave us entirely, I want to give 
you a word of advice. Don't let trifles'mar your life. Let 
nothing disappoint you. Always try to be the absolute 
master of yourself.' The words of my teacher did not 
fall on deaf ears. I thought deeply om what he said. 

"Thirty years ago I walked in that door and saw my 
father sitting here at his desk. 'Well, you have finished 
the academy, ' he said, 'What are you going to do now?' 
'I am going to college now, ' said I, 'and am going to make 
a special study of Chemistry and Physics.' 'Chemistry 
and Physics !' my father exclaimed, 'Chemistry and 
Physics. What on earth do you want with Chemistry and 
Physics? Astronomy is the greatest science in the world. 


You can be a light in any profession, why not adorn that 
of Astronomy?' 'But, father, ' I replied, 'I have dreamed 
of this other profession all my life and have had my heart 
set on it. It will be a g-reat disappointment to me if you 
force me to study anything- else.' 'Had your heart set on 
it? It will be a g-reat disappointment? Is that what they 
have been drilling into you at the Academy?' I thought of 
my teacher's last words and said that I would gladly give 
up my plan and that I would study what he advised. A 
smile lit up the old man's face, and he said: 'I'm so glad 
you will take niy advice and study astronomy. Here is 
my observatory,you can take it when I'm gone and can fol- 
low out some of my work I shall leave here for you. Now,' 
continued he, 'I have a beautiful theory here, but it is too 
visionary and too void of facts. It is this: You know the 
sun is the center of the solar system; that the earth 
revolves around him as do other planets in orbits larger 
and smaller than the orbit of the earth. What I want to 
prove is that each planet is getting nearer and nearer to 
the sun; that at last they are joined to the sun; that each 
planet has come from somewhere in space, attracted by the 
mass of the sun, and that each planet has passed through 
the successive stages from Neptune tO' Mercury, and at 
last looses itself in the vast heat of the sun. It would please 
me greatly if I could prove that Venus was once in the 
place of the earth and is now on her way to occupy the 
place of Mercury, while Mercury is gradually nearing the 
sun. For years I have taken most accurate observations, 
but, as yet, can prove nothing, though I believe my latest 
observations show some small change from jthose I made 
30 years ago.' I didnot'understanda'wordof what my father 
wassaying,but, believing entirely in him, I promised that 
I would study astronomy faithfully and that I would assist 
him in establishing his unique theory of the solar system. 

"I went to college, and in all my work proved that I 
was as good a student as I ever had been, but in some of my 
work various things interposed to make me feel unhappy 


and disconted. I had my college friends, of course, but 
the best friend I ever made at college was my professor in 
astronomy. Hearing that I intended making a special 
study of astronomy, he sought me out and showed me the 
greatest kindness. He was a man of a stern face and he 
was thought to be the deepest thinker that had ever occu- 
pied a chair in the college. His continued theme when 
talking with me was the folly of worrying. How often 
has he told me there was no such thing as disappointment; 
that there was no use to worry about things that would 
happen by the will of God. 

"Twenty one years ago I came back home to begin 
the intended work of my father. We worked without 
result for several years, when he died, leaving me to carry 
out what he had begun. I have since his death faithfully 
kept my promise and after twenty 'one years of labor, I 
see nothing accomplished. Yet, I am not disappointed 
in my calling. My early training has made me doubt the 
existence of disappointment. I am happy, too, because 
even though what I have been working at is still in a state 
of chaos, yet in my observations I have made other discov- 
eries which have placed my name among the first as- 

"I know people think I am peculiar in being so thor- 
oughly the master of myself that I wont allow the trifles 
of this life to annoy me. I am as one in an eddy of the 
current of life's troubles, and watch with a calm eye the 
less fortunate who pass me by struggling in the hurrying 

"As to the fate which forced me to follow one profes- 
sion when I earnestly desired to follow another, I will say 
nothing; it matters little. For the fruitless years I have 
spent in trying to establish an old man's fancy, I have 
no excuse. All things to me are just ordained happenings 
over which there is no use to worry. My old long bearded, 
thoughtful, stern faced professor has taught me well the 
folly of worrying about anything. 


"I said before there were some things that were not 
at all pleasant for me at school. At college I was forced 
to underg-o certain experiences which have prevented me 
trom being an entire believer in my old college professor. 
The story is soon told. It was a love affair, and whenever 
I think of it, with all its joy and pain, I cannot still the 
throbbings of a disappointed heart. 

"Anna filled my whole life. I cannot now think of her 
without a pang of sorrow and regret, though I profess to 
believe in no sorrow, no regret. I remember how I loved 
her and how happy we used to be tog"ether. I trusted her 
with all my love and she provad false to me. Shortly 
before my graduation we had become engaged and had 
determined to marry as soon as possible after the 
approaching commencement. How happy we both were. 
It seemed to me that I was drinking deeper of the cup of 
joy than any man ever had. 

"Every Tuesday morning she used to write me a 
letter and I told the time by Tuesdays, everything was 
counted from Tuesday. 

"One Tuesday morning an old chum introduced one 
of his young friends to me, and while we were talking, the 
postman's whistle was heard and my mail came in. There 
it was, the dainty little envelope with the small hand writing, 
it was my usual Tuesday morning letter from Anna. I 
carelessly looked through my mail. 'Oh, you're one of the 
five?' said the young stranger, as he caught sight of 
my Anna's letter. 'What do you mean?' I said 
fiercely. Seeing that his exclamation was entirely in- 
voluntary and that he meant no offense, I softened my 
rough manner somewhat and asked him to please explain 
himself. 'Oh,' said he, 'I may be mistaken, but I have 

been staying in the postoffice at Y and every Monday 

afternoon for a long, long time, a young lady has been 
mailing five similar letters. I have seen them so often 
that I know the addresses and names. I knew you were 
one of them, but I had forgotten it, and the, sight of the 


little letter rather startled me.' 'Does Jack Peppers get 
one?' I asked in tremulous haste. 'Yes,' said the boy, and 
also Mr. John B, Almond.' He would have told me more, 
but bringing my well trained emotions under control, I 
gave a hearty laugh and said. 'Yes, we are all friends.' 

"When the visitor had departed I found that I had 
a case before me which my philosophies did not deal with. 
I was miserable; I was disappointed and my heart ached. 
With a sad heart and burning brain, I went through the 
regular routine of school duties, and after hours I roamed 
around the campus trying to find some rest for my aching 
heart and seeking to apply the principles of my philoso- 
phy. I could get no relief. 

"In the night a storm arose — to keep company with 
the storm in my breast, I thought. Commerce in all 
direction had to be suspended and no mails could be trans- 
ported. For several weeks the roads were thus impeded 

and when the mails again came I -saw a Y paper 

announcing the marriage of Miss Anna Leek and Mr. W. 
T. Prudent. I was not surprised; it was what I had feared 
and dreaded since the day when I had met the glib young 
stranger, Johnson. 

"Years have passed since then, but I cannot forget 
how my heart once thrilled at the sound of her voice. 
Time has healed the wound in part, but the memory of 
that happy dream of youth will be with me always. Could 
I but make nothing of my love affair, I would preach the 
teachings of my old, deep thinking professor on the folly 
of worrying. 

"Partly as an amusement and for other reasons I have 
written in this manuscript the few incidents of my life. 
When I am gone you may publish it, and while I live you 
may read its pages and from my experiences you may learn 
many things." 

My uncle finished his story and I fancied I saw tears 
in his eyes as he finished. With a wave of his hand, as if 
to clear away the clouds of sad memories, he gave me the 


manuscript, and in his usual merry style, he walked out 
of the study with his hand upon my arm. 

For weeks things went on as usual at my uncle's 
house. One morning-, when we were enjoying- the cool 
May breezes on our veranda, the postman passed and put 
into my uncle's hand a letter addressed to him in a small 
handwriting. One glance was sufficient for my uncle. 
Hastily he tore open the letter and read the contents. It 
was from Anna Leek. For years she had lived near my 

uncle in Y and would not tell him of the mistake the 

paper had made. She was too proud to write and explain, 
because she tnought my uncle had wronged her in not 
writing to her, after he believed she was married. She 
was very ill now and believed she was going to die. She 
begged to be forgiven and confessed an undying love for 
my uncle. 

My uncle's face was radiant with joy. "I believe in 
nobody's philosophy but my own," said my uncle. "My 
boy, just burn up that manuscript I gave you." 

My uncle packed his trunk and departed for Y . 

He wrote that he found Anna Leek very near the grave, 
and that after some suspense she had begun to improve. 

My uncle came back from Y yesterday, bringing 

with him a wife. He doesn't talk about his philosophy of 
the rules of life now, for instead of having troubles he has 
joy — and Anna Leek. Moi-ris A. Chambers. 

God as Revealed in Chemistry and Physics. 

Lectu7-e Delivered Before the Classes Studying the Sciences at 
Millsaps College, May i, igoo. 

In talking to you of God as revealed in the study of 
Chemistry and Physics, I do not wish you to think that 
man's belief in the Heavenly Father is at all dependent 


upon natural phenomena. The foundations of that belief 
rest in the human heart itself. If there were no such 
facts as those I shall soon array before you, I would still 
believe in a divine Master, because I must, because it is 
common sense. The human race instinctively looks up to 
God. That instinct is perhaps founded in the general 
facts of nature. It certainly is so reasonable that only the 
fool, or the man who is incapable of taking in the broad 
horizon of subjective and objective phenomena, says in his 
heart there is no God. 

Nor would I have you believe that chemistry and 
physics alone look up to an intelligent, loving mind. Any 
science leads inevitably to the same conclusion. The 
infinity of astronomy, the vastness of time in geology, the 
wonders of the mind in psychology, the wonders of animal 
structure in anatomy, the complexity of the life process 
in biology, besides the deductions of logic and the spec- 
ulations of metaphysics, all lead the observer surely and 
swiftly to an omniscient, omnipresent, and beneficient 

If there is one thing the mind surely knows, it is the 
difference between design and chance. This world is the 
result of the one or the other. If the former, there is no 
God; if the latter, He exists from the beginning and de- 
mands our service. Let us now examine the method of 
detecting design. It is instinctively detected wherever 
we observe harmony and order. I was once tramping in 
the Hartz Mountains in Northern Germany, now famous 
in Heine's beautifully written "Hartzreise, " and was 
climbing one of the mountains at the foot of the Brocken, 
that pivotal scene of the Faust legend. I saw about me 
beautiful balsam trees, presumably formed by chance 
through mere coincidence of nature's laws. But of a sud- 
den I found that I could look down the mountain, as far as 
the eye could reach, and observed that the trees were in per- 
fectly straight rows up hill and down. All were in line. I 
then exclaimed, "These trees were planted; a designing 
mind did this." 


Hear another example: At the foot of many glaciers 
can be found small mountains of rocks of all kinds and 
sizes, indiscriminately heaped together, mixed with 
broken trees and earth. Such a mass of matter is plainly 
a result of chance; that is to say, each boulder or tree 
reached that spot independently of the other, and no harmo- 
nious result was obtained by their assemblage. But soon, 
upon the penitentiary square in the city of Jackson you 
will see another pile of rocks, earth and trees of about the 
same size. Yet how different will that second mass be! 
The rocks are well selected in stability and beauty for an 
evident purpose, and have a suitable shape. They fit into 
one another neatly. The earth has the property of hard- 
ening and holding the rocks firmly together. Trees are 
cut into proper shape, after being selected well, and are 
seen to lie in properplace. There are cavities of beautiful 
and worthy form in the mass with evident design. The 
whole body has a wonderfully artistic shape, with its 
glancing dome and fascinating f rescoe work. No one who 
looks upon this harmony of materials, the capitol of 
Mississippi, will doubt that it is the work of a single 

We have thus an infallible test of the handiwork of 
intelligence. Wherever we see harmony and order, we 
know it is the result of mind. Our proposition is there- 
fore as follows: To prove that this world is a unit, a 
harmony of multitudinous intricacies, an order of the 
most diverse laws; that one purpose has been served in 
the constitution of the world: namel}^ the development in 
all its fullness and delicacy of the human mind; and that 
this result could only have been accomplished by the omnis- 
cient designs of an omnipotent mind. 

I shall begin with one statement which I shall proceed 
to verify: There are thousands of the most diverse con- 
ditions called economies of nature upon and around the 
earth; if anyone of these had been absent, man, in all his 
glory, would have been a physical impossibility. Indeed, 


so firmly am I convinced of the wonderful and designed 
adaptibility of this earth to the creation of man, that I am 
bold enough to make this statement: If there are other 
worlds inhabited by intelligent animals, their active ele- 
ments are carbon, oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen, their 
atmospheres are like ours, their chief liquid is Water, and 
their beings are constructed of flesh and blood like ours. 
As far as the mere transformation of energy that takes 
place in animal bodies is concerned, any chemical elements 
might take part in such, but when we consider the del- 
icacy of these reactions and the numberless economies of 
nature, we perceive that there are no known elements and 
no others theoretically possible which can take the place 
of the four I have mentioned. Can we say it is mere 
accident that these are found in proper proportions upon 
the earth? No, for on the mathematics of probabilities 
there was not one chance in ten billion of an earth like 
ours being formed. I shall now show you the wonderful 
suitability of these four elements to the development of 
the human mind as a receptive of the soul. 

Nitrogen is found just to the right extent on the 
earth. It is an inert gas, but it is further remarkable for 
the instability of the compounds it forms. This instability 
is the secret of the delicate reactions of the life process. 
No other element could take its place in this correct 
degree of instability. Protoplasm, the fundamental life 
substance, gains its great flexibility from nitrogen, allow- 
ing anabolism, or the building up of energy in flesh and 
katabolism, or the giving out of energy from flesh to take 
place easily, allowing these subtle changes to occur in the 
human brain and form the material foundation for the 
highest and noblest thoughts. Without nitrogen, the 
crowning work of • creation — thought and -conscience — 
would be impossibilities in human bodies. 

Oxygen composesl-5oftheatmosphere,8-9of the water, 
and 1-2 of the solid earth. Its power of combination is 
greater than that of any other known element. Its afi&nity 


for most of the elements is so great that its compounds 
are most stable. This world was the result of a pro- 
cess of burning, whereby the solid compounds formed the 
nucleus, the liquid clustering around, the excess of gas 
hovering over all, as anatmosphere. Whence came the oxy- 
gen? Why should ithave been presentin such great excess? 
Chemistry oif ers no explanation. In the working out of 
chance merely, all the elements should have been formed 
in equal amounts. 

In the life process no element could take the place of 
oxygen. Chlorine is similar to it but combines too readily 
with other elements. Sulphur is a solid and its hydride is 
entirely too unstable to take the place of oxygen's hydride 
water. Chlorine and its compounds, and sulphur and its 
compounds, are characterized by poisonous odors. Furth- 
ermore, oxygen requires a certain kindling temperature 
for quick combination, preventing the combustible ma- 
terial of the earth from going up in one vast conflagration. 
No other gas shows such a remarkable property along 
with such avidity. Manifestly this is a prerequisite of 
life's development. Again, oxygen has an enormous affin- 
ity for hydrogen and carbon, making the energy stored 
up in these compounds very great. If it were not for that 
fact, living things would have to be too large for higher 
development. If, for instance, the atmosphere contained 
chlorine instead of oxygen, then from the standpoint of 
force, plants would be perhaps one hundred times as 
large, and man himself taller than the ordinary tree. A 
ton of coal would then not keep a room warm for one hour. 
All of this is true because of the small amount of energy 
in coal with reference to chlorine, as compared with refer- 
ence to oxygen. 

Having considered nitrogen and oxygen, let us 
examine them together as found in the atmosphere. Now 
we see the striking coincidences of their natures. It 
could be no chance that they have such properties. Forty- 
five miles deep, there is enough air for fullest develop- 


ment of life. The two gases are mixed in just the right 
proportions. A little more nitrogen and we would 
smother; a little more oxygen and the first careless fire 
would spread around the world. Fortunately, oxygen 
and nitrogen have little af&nity for each other. Their 
compound, a brown gas, is poisonous in the extreme. If 
they tended to form this compound, as they would if it 
possessed any heat of formation, the first lightning flash 
would fill the air with the brown vapors that have run many 
a student out of the chemical laboratory. 

The air is colorless and transparent. Neither 
chlorine nor sulphur would be, and no sunlight could 
reach us pure. The eye, the noblest of the five senses, 
would be a bitter mockery. Even if air were transpar- 
ent and did not have the power of diffusing sunlight, as 
its dust and moisture particles enable it, we would never 
have the power to see except in the direct sunlight. In 
the forest, under the trees, it would be black as night. 
No mountain valley would have light after the shadows 
fell. Even houses with windows open would be too dark 
for sight. In fact, vision would lose all of its usefulness. 

Air has the power of absorbing much of the heat of 
the sun, preventing the earth from parching and flesh 
from frying during the day. It has the power of prevent- 
ing radiation, keeping the earth from cooling below zero, 
even of a summer night. If this were not so, you can 
imagine where you and I would be. Air, like all gases, is 
easily expanded upon heating. This property is the 
secret of the wind, by which moisture is distributed in 
the atmosphere and precipitated all over the earth. 
Without wind, with a stationary atmosphere, earth would 
never have gotten beyond her girlhood day — the day of 
fishes and other water animals. The air is only a mechan- 
ical mixture; if this were not so, the oxygen and carbon 
would not so easily pass into animals and plants. This 
mixture is the same practically everywhere, making the 
entrancing strains of music possible. If the air were in 


layers according- to the density of its constituent gases, 
not only would music be on a hig-her key as you went up 
stairs, destroying- the beauty of sound, but life itself 
would be torn from animals by the suffocating carbon 
dioxide that would spread everywhere below. 

When I begin the study of carbon in this connection, 
I feel like taking- off my hat out of respect. Just think of 
it! Over 100,000 compounds are known of carbon with 
chiefly hydrogen, oxygen and nitrog-en. The carbon 
atom's linking power with other carbon atoms, forming 
chain and ring compounds of unlimited intricacy, is the 
material marvel of the world. Only a very small part of 
the carbon compounds have ever been identified. It forms 
probably a million compounds, if all combinations of life 
tissue were known. In nature, in this respect, it so far sur- 
pases any other element, that we are safe in affirming 
carbon to be the basic element of mortal life, no matter on 
what earth. Silicon is the only other element that shows 
this power at all, and its many products, such as we see 
in the minerals, are entirely too stable for ordinary 
protoplasm, much less for brain cells. 

If carbon dioxide were a soiid or a liquid, where would 
the plants be? How would they imbibe their bulk from 
the air? How would the interchange of matter between 
plants and animals take place? If carbon in the free state 
were not a porous mass with great absorptive ability, fer- 
tility could not accumulate in the soil? A new supply of 
fertilizers would have to be purchased after every rain. 
Of course, without the black charcoal that retains the 
richness of the land from century to century as it accumu- 
lates, not only would agriculture have been impossible, 
but no kind of plant could have persisted on the earth. 

As we know, the sunlight separates carbon and oxy- 
gen, giving the former to the plants for growth, and the 
latter to the air for breath. Animals use the plants and 
inhale the air, giving forth in their muscles the energy 
that the plants got from the sun. What a wonderful 


inter-relation is this! When we realize that with no other 
element than carbon and oxygen would this beautiful 
interdependence be possible, we see that by no mere 
chance could just the quantities of these elements become 
entangled in the condensing earth. 

The hydrogen atom is the lightest known. This 
very characteristic is necessary to the life process. In 
those delicate transformations of protoplasm none but the 
lightest particles could fly so swiftly from molecule to 
molecule, and thus preserve the life of the cell. The cell 
is the unit of life. Whatever that mysterious word im- 
plies — and its very mystery is an attestation of God — we 
know at least that without the cell and its harmonious rela- 
tion with other cells, the human mind and conscience could 
not exist in mortal flesh. Yet it happened that in the 
formation of this world there was brought upon it the 
requisite quantity of hydrogen. 

But it is when we study the remarkable properties 
of hydrogen's compound with oxygen that we see the 
omniscient economy of nature. It is impossible that blind 
chance could cause such a remarkable substance as water 
to come into existence — a substance which is so fully 
adapted to form the basis of all kinds of life and which is so 
wonderfully differentiated from all other liquids. Why 
should it occur in suchlarge quantities? Seek for that answer 
from the Divine. Water's temperature of easy evapora- 
tion and condensation are just those that exist on the 
surface of the earth. If it had a lower boiling point, we 
we would be suffocated with too much moisture in the 
atmosphere. It has the highest specific heat of any 
liquid; if this were as little as in ordinary liquids, water 
would boil in the ocean on a summer's day and freeze of a 
winter's night. Its specific heat is so high that to raise a 
pound of water only one degree centigrade in tempera- 
ture you must impart to it as much energy as to lift it 
bodily upward 1400 feet. 

Water's latent heat of evaporation is higher proper- 


tionately than its specific heat. Had it as low a constant 
in this line as most liquids, the clouds would be many 
times as large and raini* many times as copious. Lands 
would be washed bare of vegetation in one season were 
water like other liquids. Scientists have no idea of 
the cause of this high constant, though a mere explana- 
tion is simple enough. 

You have all, of course, heard of the wise arrange- 
ment of nature in that water expands on freezing. The 
ice floats, and, being a non-conductor, as are nearly all 
liquids, protects the water or soil below from extremely 
low winter temperatures. Geology, as well as Scripture, 
teaches us that aquatic animals were first created, but 
without this expanding power of ice formation, it is not 
possible to see how these organisms could have survived a 
single winter. 

The high latent heat of freezing of water is a further 
protection. Most liquids, even if they were present in 
such quantities on the earth, and expanded on freezing, 
would become solid completely after a few weeks cold. A 
pound of boiling water will hardly do more than melt a 
pound of ice, the resulting temperature being only ten 
degrees above freezing. This shows how much heat ice 
absorbs on melting. Were this not so, the overflows of 
the springtime from melting ice and snow would be some- 
thing fearful to behold. 

The contrast between water's density as a liquid and 
as a gas is also greater far than that of any other sub- 
stance. Its great density igives solidarity to the animal 
body and bouyancy to the ocean. Its solvent power is 
also greatest. As we know, the lymph of the blood is 
merely a solution. No man knows the great extent to 
which this property of water is essential to the various 
forms of life. Furthermore, water is peculiar in having 
great electrical dissociation power over the substances 
dissolved in it. It breaks up most of these into two parts, 
each easily responsive to chemical reaction. The so-called 
"wet" analytic processes are founded on this principle. 
Cannot such a power in some way be involved in the rap- 
idly changing chemistry of the animal body, and especially 
of the human brain? It seems to me very probable. 

We have thus seen how the properties of carbon, 
nitrogen, oxygen and h5^drogen are intricately inter- 
laced into each other in order to make one grand fact 


possible — the human mind and soul. I might show other 
evidences of design from the chemistry of this earth. I 
might speak of some of its unfathomable problems — prob- 
lems so deep that only an all powerful God could have 
propounded them. For instance, consider that wonder- 
ful relation between the weights and properties of the 
atoms, which lies at the door of the secret of matter's 
origin and which we see through a glass darkly in the 
Periodic Law. Consider, furthermore, the useful proper- 
ties of the metals, all of them found in plenty and each 
adapted to aid in the advance of civilization. Iron, with its 
toughness, its power of steel formation, and its suscepti- 
bility to magnetism, shows in itself alone such a remark- 
able collection of properties as must have been the result 
of all-seeing Design. 

So much for evidences of God's design from the study 
of chemistry. When we turn to physics, we see as many 
points of proof. But we shall have also to deal with this 
subject briefly. Let us fix our attention first upon that 
imponderable fluid, called "ether," whose existence we 
can prove, but whose properties involve so many contra- 
dictions and apparent impossibilities that man pauses in 
astonishment. Its very mystery is an argument for God. 
Why should it exist at all? We could conceive of a uni- 
verse without ether's connecting links, but such a universe 
could hardly be inhabited by higher beings of flesh and 
blood. The useful properties of the ether are as essential 
to the existence of man in his glory as any of the four 
elements that we have considered. It is the medium of 
vision; without it the eye would be useless and all the 
world be dark. Without it, plants could not bask in the 
sunshine and the loving warmth of the sun would not be 
ours. Without it, there would be absolutetyno connection 
between heavenly bodies. The earth would still be "with- 
out form and void," because it could not have radiated its 
heat. There could be no dew, no color, no fire, no life. 
Truly it is exiomatic that a loving Providence built a 
universe with this fluid surrounding it, so that man, in 
His image, could develop in all his grandeur. 

What about the other forces of nature? Were the 
beautiful sounds of rejoicing spring intended for no 
ears? Were the innumerable tints of the sky for no eyes? 
Was the attraction of gravitation holding the earth in 
moving equilibrium and keeping all objects firm upon it, 
arranged for the production of no higher beings? Are 


the chemical and molecular forces which keep our bodies 
solid and prevent the earth from returning to its original 
nebulous condition, intended not to serve the actual pur- 
pose which we find they do serve — the making possible of 
man and his nobler life? Is the wonderful construction of 
the human body itself the product of blind chance, with 
its unknowable chemistry, with its perfect hinges, with 
its ideal levers, with its powerful muscles, with its cam- 
era — the eye, with its phonograph — the ear, with its 
telegraph — the nerves, with its central office — the brain? 

No, whatever the origin of the earth and of man, 
whether we can go back 6000 or 6,000,000 years, we must 
eventually pause, and bow reverently before the God of 
Creation, the God of Love, the God of Design. 

You will now, I trust, find new meaning in these 
inspired words, '"The whole creation groaneth and 
travaileth in pain together until now." 

A. M. Muckenfuss. 


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Our next issue of the Collegian, which is also th^e last, 
will contain pictures of the several classes with the history 
of each, and the cuts of the faculty and the college build- 
ings. We are sure this will prove an attractive number. 

We desire to thank our readers for the support they 
have given us, and the contributors who have so gener- 
ously aided in the publication of the magazine. As this is 
probably the last issue in which we will be heard from 
through the columns of this department we bid farewell 
to our readers. 


Despite the yellow-fever and our lateness in opening", 
Millsaps College has had one of the most prosperous years 
of her history. The students have been unusually enthu- 
siastic in their work and have gained words of approbation 
from their professors. Fourteen young- men will be 
graduated from our institution in June, the larg-est class 
since the foundation of the colleg-e. Quite a number of 
these young- men will turn their attention to medicine and 
law, while four of them will enter the ministry. We pre- 
dict for them a brig"ht nnd glorious future. And in after 
life let them sound the praises of old Millsaps, for to her 
they owe all their success. 

In some schools the "cut" system has been adopted 
with success, why not in Millsaps? Each student is 
allowed to be absent from his classes a certain number of 
times, and any other absences are not to be excused except 
by special action of the faculty. It would lessen the desire 
of the students to absent themselves from their recita- 
tions, and we believe the majority of the students would not 
desire to take advantage of their "cuts. " A little head- 
ache would not keep so many away from their classes. 
We believe it is a g-ood plan. ^ 

In this issue will be found a lecture delivered by Dr. 
Muckenfuss, of our college, on "God as revealed in the 
study of Physics and Chemistry." Many ideas are pre- 
sented which escape the large majority of persons, and 
we feel sure that it will prove very interesting to those 
who read it. 

A petition is being circulated among the students 
asking the Board of Trustees of our institution to allow 
inter-collegiate games. In our last issue we attempted to 
show some of the advantages that would accrue from such 
a step, and we hope that our request will be granted. 


"Very few individuals in the world possess that 
happy consciousness of their own prowess, which belongs 
to the newly graduated collegian. He has most abound- 
ing faith in the tricksy panoply that he has wrought out 
of the metal of his classics. His mathematics, he has not 
a doubt, will solve for him every complexity of life's ques- 
tions, and his logic will as certainly untie all Gordian knots, 
whether in politics or ethics. 

"He has no idea of defeat, he proposes to take the 
world by storm, he half wonders that quiet people are not 
startled by his presence. He brushes, with an air of 
importance, about the halls of country hotels; he wears his 
honor at the public tables; he fancies that the inattentive 
guest can have little idea that the young gentleman, who 
so recently delighted the public ear with his dissertation 
on "The General Tendency of Opinion," is actually 
among them, and quietly eating from the same dish 
of baff and of pudding! Our poor Clarence does not 
know — heaven forbid that he should! — that he is but 
little wiser now than when he turned his back upon 
the old academy, with its gallipots and broken retorts; 
and that with the addition of a few Greekroots, a 
smattering of Latin, and some readiness of speech, 
he is almost as weak for breasting the strong cur- 
rent of life, as w^hen a boy. America is but a poor 
place for the romantic book-dreamer. The demands of 
this new western life of ours, are practical, and earnest. 
Prompt action and ready tact are the weapons by which 
to meet it and subdue it. The education of the cloister 
offers at best, only a sound starting point, from which to 
leap into the tide." 

*'/>^. Marvel in ''Dream Life\" 

"The college graduate starting in business is in the 
same position as the boy who left his school four years ago — 
a novice — except that his condition is worse, for he has age, 
pride and the knowledge that he has gone through col- 
lege, and therefore is superior in learning to the boy who 
has not. 


"Is it a fact that young- men are too highly educated? 
Should they be put into businees early and let all other 
kinds of education go? I do not say that. I do maintain, 
however, that a business education in connection with our 
schools should be fully, actively and intensely maintained. 

"I do not mean that any particular kind of business 
should be taug-ht. General principles are the same in all 
business affairs, and instruction in these principles should 
be universal. " — Chas. T. Yerkes, on the subject: "A Bus- 
iness Education in Connection with Our Schools." 

There is a bit of doggerel, exceedingly old-fashined, 
but exceeeingly sensible, which runs: 

"A wonderous thing- is love; 
It Cometh from above, 

And lig-hteth like a dove. 
On some. 

Some it never hits, 
Unless to give tliem fits. 
And scatter all their wits, 
Ah, hum." 

Now, all well regulated people fall in love sooner or 
later, ordinarily sooner. Some fall in love gradually, like 
a man climbing down the side of a steep hill, and some go 
kerchuck! But the percipitate experience is not embar- 
rassing provided your love is reciprocated. An Irishman 
fell to the bottom of a well; somebody asked if it hurt him, 
and he said the falling didn't hurt him, but the stopping 
so suddint. There are few things in the English tongue 
more pathetic than the lines of a well known modern poet: 

'"Tis sweet to love, but O, how bitter 
To love a girl and then not git her. " 

So I say all well regulated people fall in love. The 
criticism is sometimes made that there is too much love 
in tha modern novel. To have it spread through the book 
ad nauseatn, ad infiniti/m^ is like being butchered to make a 
Roman holiday. The novelist puts love in his story book 
because he finds it in human life. The criticism is not 
that people fall in love but they too frequently make fools 
of themselves. In other words, they do not wish to sub- 


mit the question to the adjudication of Ijudgement and 
common sense to which they are entirely willing" to refer the 
most ordinary and trifling matters. So I say that it is not 
to be criticised that people fall in love, but that falling in 
love they are expected to use the common sense that they 
exercise on ordinary occasions. — From a lecture by Rev. 
John De Witt Miller, of Philadelphia. 

In the selection of the above clippings we mean no re- 
flection whatever on the class of 1900, but did so because 
of the good advice, which, if heeded, will be of untold 
value to the graduates of any college. 

The editor of this department desires to express 

thanks to "The Bowen-Merril Co.," Indianapolis, who so 

kindly furnished us with the cut of Harris Dickson, 

which we present to our readers elsewhere in this issue. 

It gives us great pleasure to pay homage to Mississippi's 

brilliant navelist by devoting some space in our columns 

to a true sketch of his life. From hundreds of favorable 

comments on his book, we select a few to show how 

widely popular "The Black Wolf's Breed" has become in 

so short a time. 

B OSTON~T:\io^Q. who love a story of lusty men in action; 
of kings and courtiers; soldiers and diplomats; lasses and 
ladies, need seek no further than "The Black Wolf's 
Breed," by Harris Dickson. The author has made one of 
the most notable contributions to the "first books" of this 
year. The historical setting is accurate, yet the novel 
loses nothing thereby, for this was the age of romance. 
The style is admirable, the movement rapid, and delight 
and satisfuction await the wide circle of readers of this 
new writer's work. — The Transcript. 

LOS ANGELES — This stirringly-told story comes 

to us unheralded and with the name of the new author; 
and yet it is a volume to be commended and praised. It 
belongs to the "red " order of romance, of which Weyman 
is a prophet and pillar, and some of its situations are equal 
to the best work in "A Gentleman of France." It also 
reminds one of. "St. Ives" in the tendency of the hero to 
look for trouble needlessly, while the sword-play is great, 
even finer than Miss Johnson presents in her new serial. 
— The Herald, 


NE W YORK — There is always something- refreshing- 
about an historical romance. We like the swash-bucklers 
and the dark chambers and the duels, while the blood that 
is spilled g-ives us a heart thrill. To this field of novel 
writing, Mr. Harris Dickson, a new Southern writer, has 
added a very g-ood story in "The Black Wolf's Breed." 
There is a g-oodly supplyjof historical data, with a sufficient 
sprinkling- of the romantic element to please the senti- 
mental. But above all, it is written to ontertain, and its 
purpose is achieved. — The Bookman. 


CHICAGO— yhmg^ happen in "The Black Wolf's 
Breed," by Harris Dickson. It is a story of action, the 
hero of which is both valiant and foolish. Every time he 
is foolish he gets into trouble, but there is compensation 
for this, in the fact that every time he gets into trouble he 
gains some desired end. The scenes are laid in the prov- 
ince of Louisiana and in France during the reign of Louis 
XIV, which naturally gives an excellent opportunity for 
chivalrous and daring- deeds. — The Chicae-o Evenins; Post. 

A French firm is preparing a translation of Mr. Dick- 
son's book to be published in France. The style and 
historical value of the book will no doubt be received by 
the French people with as much appreciation as has been 
shown by Americans. 

The Association work seems to be gradually improv- 
ing. Each committee is working for its improvement. 
The devotional committee reports that there is more 
interest manifested since the meetings have been arranged 
by monthly programs. The Hand Book committee expects 
to get the hand book out by June 5. The Fall Campaign 
committee is preparing for its work. The success with 
which the Y. M. C. A. meets at the beginning of next ses- 
sion depend very much on the work of this committee. So 
let each one be ready to help it in its work if called upon. 


7^ a; a; local department a; a; a; 

Who beat? Preps or Seniors? 

"Pete," Richard, and W. T. Clark, accompanied by 
their sister, left last week to spend a few days at home. 

Rev. Richard Wilkinson, pastor at Aberdeen, spent 
the last week in April at the colleg^e conducting revival 
services, under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. 

Rev. H. R. Singleton, of Ruston, La., followed Bro. 
Wilkinson and spent a week with us. Much good was 
accomplished during this meeting. 

W. H. Fitzhugh, A. B. '97, LL. B. '99, Attorney at 
Law in Memphis, Tenn., spent several days last week on 
the campus visiting his club mates. 

The Girls' Shakesperean Club entertained Friday, 
May 7, with Miss McClurg as hostess. Those who at- 
tended report a very pleasant evening. 

We are told that our catalogue is to be very much 
improved this year. New cuts of the buildings have been 
made. Dr. Muckenfuss, the secretary of the faculty is a 
hustler, and we are sure that this work will be well done. 

Three members of the class of 1900 expect to go to 
Vanderbilt next fall. Holmes and Guice will be in the 
Theological Department; E. H. Qalloway in the Medical 

Mr. J. A. Teat, who has the distinction of being the 
president of both the Senior Literary and Law classes, 
has been appointed by the State Board of Education as 
Institute conductor. He has been recently elected prin- 
cipal of Newton high school. Mr. Teat is a man of sterling 
qualities and well deserves these honors. 


Senator Money will deliver the literary address. 
Knowing- Senator Money's reputation as a speaker, we can 
safely predict a "treat" to all who hear him. Our com- 
mencement this year is to be one of the best in the history 
of the college. Boys, don't go home before commence- 
ment. You should not lose the opportunity of hearing- 
these two men. And you oug"ht also to stay to hear your 
class mates who have been selected by the faculty to rep- 
resent your classes This is your commencement and 
you should stay to it. 

On May 1st Dr. Muckenfuss delivered a most inter- 
esting- lecture before the students of the Scientific Depart- 
ment. His subject was "The Design of Nature in the 
study of Chemistry and Physics." By extensive travel 
and study both in Eu>-ope and America, Dr. Muckenfuss 
has gathered many interesting facts on the subject. This 
lecture will be found in this issue of the Collegian. 

The faculty has selected Messrs. E. H. Galloway, J. 

B. Mitchell, J. A. Teat, W. W. Holmes, T. M. Lemly and 

C. N. Guice to represent the Senior class at commence- 
ment. Each one of these fellows is determined that the 
medal "shall be mine." 

The address of Dr. HillmanBrough, of Clinton, Miss., 
on the night of the Lamar Anniversary will long be re- 
membered by all who had the pleasure of hearing him. 
Dr. Brough is a man of wonderful gifts as an orator and 
as a writer. 

Dr. T. M. Dye, an old student of Millsaps college, 
who has just graduated in medicine from Tulane Univer- 
sity, spent several days at tte college visiting friends. 

Dr. Murrahhas just returned from Nashville, where 
he has been attending a meeting of the Board of Education 
of the M. E. Church South. 

This year, the order of commencement exercises will 
be somewhat different. The Seniors will speak on Mon- 
day, the 11th of June, and the annual address will be deliv- 
ered on the 12th. 


Dr. J. W. Hanner, one of the medical students of 
Vanderbilt, is visiting- his brother, Prof. J. P. Hanner. 

The receptions ot the Kappa Sigma and Kappa Alpha 
Fraternities were pronounced by all who attended to be 
"great successes." 

The June number of the Collegian will be a very- 
attractive issue. It will contain the pictures of the several 
classes and departments with a history of each class. 

Something- oug-ht certainly to be done about widening" 
our walk to the car line before commencement. It is an 
impossibility for two to walk on one plank. 

H. P. Snead, Brooke Burwell, Robert Kemp and "Tot" 
Sproles, all former students of Millsaps, visited the colleg-e 
on the night of the Lamar Anniversary. 

Our commencement sermon will be preached by Dr. 
Hoss, of Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Hoss is quite an eminent 
divine and we are sure that his sermon will be one well 
worth the hearing. 


The Student Conferences this year meet at Lake 
Geneva, Wis., Northfield Mass., and Ashville, N. C. The 
last mentioned will be held June 15-24. Our Association 
wants to send three men and there is noway to send them 
unless each member and friend is willing to help. So be 
ready when the finance committee calls upon you. 

The delegates to the Natchez convention report it 
quite a success. There were about eighty-five delegates 
present, and nine associations represented. The work is 
growing^ in the two states, Louisiana and Mississippi, and 
each Association reports better work than last year. No 
doubt it is encouraging to the members of this Associa- 
tion to know that it is among the strongest. Yet this 
should not be enough. Let us work to make it the 

There has been a revival going on at the college for 
the past two weeks. Rev. Richard Wilkinson from Aber- 
deen, was with us the first week and now Rev. H. R. Sin- 
gleton from Rustin, La., is here. Both are men of power 
and full of the Spirit of God. The meeting has been a 
blessing to all. Three boys have been reclaimed and five 
happily converted, besides this, many of the Christian boys 
have been strengthened. 


The names of all who do not pay within a week will be 
published in the next issue. Please save the business 
manager the trouble by paying him at once. Boys, don't 
let such happen as the next issue will be our last and will 
have a greater circulation than any of the preceding issues 
and you can't afford to have your name appear among the 
delinquent subscribers of our college paper. 


In the Ozark there is a good article on "Economics." 
The author shows how the study of Economics is becom- 
ing- widespread and the great importanceof this fact 
sinceso many of the great problems nowawaiting 
solution by the different nations are economic. 
In the law schoolsesp ecially, courses are being offered. 
In the same magazine we find two good poems, "Lift up 
Thine Eyes to the Hills" and "Ego Sun." The Editorial 
and Exchange departments are also good, but "The Delin- 
quent" has grown tiresome. 

The best thing in the Hendrix College Mirror- is an 
article on the "Education of the Negro." This is a sub- 
ject worthy of the consideration of all American citizens, 
for the negro problem is perhaps the most important of 
all our problems. The standpoint of the author is beyond 
question the right one and his arguments are forcible. 

In JBltie and Gold, while we find no fiction, we find 
much solid reading matter. The criticism on "To have 
and to hold" shows deep study by the author. "Ideals" 
and "Try and Come Home Somebody" are articles full of 
the sort of sentiment that ought to be instilled in College 
boys. There are many good thoughts and suggestions 
in both. 

The Emory and Henry Era is up to her usual standard. 
The departments are all good. There is a touching 
poem, "Mother." The solid matter is all good. The fic- 
tion is not quite up to the same standard, but compares 
favorably with the fiction in most of the April magazines. 

"The old maid stood on the steamboat deck, whence 
all but she had fled, and calmly faced a kissing bug that 
circled overhead. The maiden shrieked, and the matron 
swooned, and the men all swore amen; but the old maid 
like a hero stayed, and whispered, 'Come again.' There 
was a buzz — a thunder sound — the old maid, was she dead? 
Nay, still she stayed and cried for more, but the kissing 
bug had fled. — Ex. 




I'm thinking' of my mother, whose picture I see, 

As from its large frame it looks down upon me, 
And calls me far back over life's rolling- tide 

To days when in childhood I played by her side. 
Those eyes, how they g-low with the tenderest joy, 

As they seem to look full in the face of her boy. 
And speak, oh so plainly, of that tender love. 

Mine while she was here and still mine from above. 

A boy without mother! oh where can there be 

A g-uide on life's journey so tender as thee! 
Where, this side of Heaven, can I flee from harm 

And find such a refuge as thy loving* arm? 
What voice is so charmnig, so clear and so g"rand, 

What touch is so precious as that of thy hand, 
What stories so sweet as the ones which you told 

Before life's bold roses were touched by death's cold. 

The prayers that I learned with my face on ydur knee 

Have been like a fortress, dear mother, to me; 
They stand while the tempests of sin o'er me roll, 

True sentinels g-uarding" the gates of my soul. 
And now, as I sit in my room all alone 

And hear the March winds, as they mutter and moan, 
I feel a g-reat longing- for childhood once more. 

With mother, my mother, the same as of yore. 

Come back, won't you, mother, from that happy land, 

And smooth down my hair with your own g-entle hand; 
Plant a kiss on my cheek as you did long" ag-o. 

And then in that whisper so soft and so low: 
Oh, tell me a story of Him who can keep 

A motherless child — and then sing- me to sleep — 
How sweetly I'll dream with my head on thy breast, 

How calm be my slumber, how peaceful my rest. 
Yes, press me ag-ain, mother, close to thy heart, 

And let not the chilling- winds drive us apart; 
For, althoug-h the mansions of g-lory are thine, 

Yet somehow or other I feel thou art mine. 
And know that thy spirit now dwelling above 

Is dropping- upon me the ligfht of thy love — 
Kind mother, g-ood mother, let thy gentle hand 

Guide onw*ard my footsteps to that better land. 



Oh, if I only knew Greek, 

A cinch would lessons be; 
For Eng-lish, Latin French and Dutch, 

They all seem Greek to me. 


Some Authors. 

The most cheerful author — Samuel Smiles. 

The n"osiest author — Howells. 

The tallest author — Longfellow. 

The most flowery author — Hawthorne. 

The holiest author — Pope 

The most amusing- author — Thomas Tickele. 

The happiest author — Gay. 

The most fiery author — Burns. 

The most talkative author — Chatterton. 

The most distressed author — Akenside. 


Lives of great men oft remind us, 

As their pages o'er we turn. 
That we are apt to leave behind us, 

Letters that we ought to burn. 


The wind bloweth, 
The water floweth. 
The subscriber oweth, 
And the Lord knoweth 
We are in need of our dues. 


How dear to my heart are the scenes of my childhood, 
When fond recollections presents them to view; 

The woodshed, the slipper, my fond loving mother. 
And every loved spot which she made black and blue. 


Over the hill to the 'Varsity 
We rapidly wend our way; 

'Tis after eight. 

We may be late, 

So hurry straight 
Over the hill to the 'Varsity. 


Over the hill to the 'Varsity 

Li the snow, the sleet and the rain. 

The mud is deep, 

The hill is steep, 

Yet on we keep 
Over the hill to the 'Varsity.. 

Over' the hill to the 'Varsity, 
In the heat of the summer sun; 

The way is rough, 

Our lessons tough, 

Yet on we puff 
Over the hill to the 'Varsity. 

Over the hill at the 'Varsity 
We spend our youthful days. 

The Profs, severe 

Our sweethearts dear, 

Both joy and fear, 
Over the hill at the 'Varsity. 

Over the hill from the 'Varsity 
Our last commencement day. 

The school race run. 

Life's work begun, 

In tears we come 
Over the hills from the 'Varsity. 


The Evolution of Transportation. 

When I was a Freshman green, 

A lexicon was all I seen. 

I pulled the buggy alone. 

O'er many a steep and many a stone. 

But in a year, a Sophomore big, 

I learned to ride in a pony rig; 

And seated now in a buggy high 

I made old "Bob" and "Bucepholus" fly. 

^ A Junior next, twelve months now gone, 
An interlineor sped m,e on — 
In an automobile, o'er asphalt roads, 
With all the pleasures such travel affords. 


In countless years, a Senior now, 
With learning- deep stamped on my brow, 
With ponies I now moved not a peg, 
But went throug-h simply on my leg. 


Behold the Sea! 

Seest thou the sea? There glistens on its tide 

The sunbeam bright; 
Beneath the surges, where the pearls hide, 

Is gloomy nig-ht. 

The sea am I. In mig-hty billows dash 

My thoughts so free. 
And gentle songs the golden sunbeams flash 

Across this sea. 

They sparkle oft in pleasure, love and jest, 

Bewitching art; 
Yet silent ever breaths in secret breast 

My dreary heart. 



Eugene Terry, LL. B. '99, is practising law in Bran- 
don, Miss. 

Lewis T. Fitzhugh, Jr., LL. B. '98, who lately began 
the practice of law in Jackson, has been appointed Secre- 
tary of the Capitol Commission. 

Several Millsaps men have been in Jackson lately, 
among them being W. H. FitzHugh, of Memphis, Tenn.; 
Will Hall, who is a lawyer in Meridian, and Dr. T.M. Dye, 
who has just completed his course at Tulane University. 

T. B. Holloman, who was here in 1892-93 and after- 
ward graduated at Emory and Henry College, is now a 
practicing physician of Itta Bena, Miss. He was recently 
married to Miss Mary Hamilton, of Abingdon, Va. 

The Colleg'e Catalogue will contain, this year a new 
feature in the list of the Alumni of the college. This list, 
besides giving the name of each alumni, shows the profes- 
sion or business in which he is engaged and his place of 
residence. The list is not complete as to the professions 
and homes of the alumni, but it is as nearly so as it could 
be made in the short time between the decision on the part 
of the authorities to embody this new feature in the cata- 
logue and the time for its publication. The list will, we 
feel sure'prove both interesting and valuable to the alumni 
and they can show their appreciation of it by informing 
the colleges of changes in respect to either address or 

On account of the inability of the gentlemen who had 
been elected erator and essayist, to serve there will prob- 
ably be no literary exercises at the regular meeting of the 
Alumni Association. Still all alumni who can should come 
to commencement as the regular college exercises will be 
very interesting and the final steps in a permanent organi- 
zation of the alumni will be taken. The Literary and Law 
graduates of the college, about thirty in number, will be 
received into the Association at its meeting. 


The Alumni Editor, in the first issue of the Colleg-ian 
asked for the help of his fellow g-radiiates and of all other 
former students in making- their department interesting-. 
From some of them he has received help, and for this help 
he thanks them, but on the whole the response has not 
been altogether what he wished. Still it is not too late to 
improve in this particular, and interesting items received 
in the next two weeks will g-o into the June issue of our 
mag-azine. If you know any news of any kind concerning- 
an alumni or former student, let us have it ev^en if it is 
about yourself. 

One of our alumni who has been very successful since 
his g-raduation is S. Gordon Green, '96, graduated in 
medicine from Columbus University this month. He was 
one of the thirty leading men in a very large class and for 
this reason was given an opportunity to compete, in exam- 
ination, for one of the eight positions to be filled from the 
best men of the class. As he was one of the eight best he 
has received the position of first interre at the Metropoli- 
tan Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in New York city. 
Dr. Green has for the past year held the position of 
Bacteriologist at the Quarantine Hospital on Blackwell's 

Business Managers Notices. 

Boys, be sure to procure a copy of the last issue of the 
Collegian. It will contain eight cuts and much interesting 
reading matter. Those who desire can get them at re- 
duced price. 

Boys, confer a favor upon the Collegian staff by pat- 
ronizing those who advertise with us. Our advertisers 
are reliable and experienced men in their respective lines 
of business.