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i ' vrsi SI wmmm ■■■ 4 THE PHOENIX Published annually by the Literary Societies and Fra- ternities at Cumberland ::: University, Lebanon, Tenn. Volume Two ««« Eighteen hundred and ninety-six «« A L. SWIFT . CO. COLLEGE PUBLICATIONS CHICAGO 4 -1? 1 Go, | Go, fc Go, You broken-winged Phoenix, Go, ¥ vi When all the feathered tribes of God ' s pure air are roosting in the topmost boughs of the pines of the forest, You, you roupv bird of legendary fame, will be sitting in Lebanon on a cedar loe! Bear Sans Souci : If we but knew Some words that could express your due Of thanks for all your favors sweet, — That bring us students to your feet, — Those thanks we ' d speak, and praises, too. But under sun there ' s nothing new, Save this new Phoenix which you view; May it be thought a tribute meet, Dear Sans Souci. " Whene ' er its pages you review, May pleasant memories renew The days that Time will ne ' er repeat, The hours whose flight is all too fleet, The hours and days when we ' re with you Dear Sans Souci. -— . %?.fter bert ■ G 55° m fc Zo Sans Souct BY ONE OF LEBANON ' S OLDEST CITIZENS AXS SOUCI, merry maidens May the theme my pen inspire. It might arouse a deader muse To words of rythmic fire. I know no poet who could sing Your praises with more feeling. Or one who ' s had a better cbance To know with whom he ' s dealing;. We ' ve walked along the paths of life — We ' ve all been girls together; We ' ve made mud cakes on old Gay street In everv kind of weather. How often have I held your dolls, While you my kite did fly, And played " hop-scotch " on Greenwood street, And shared each other ' s pie. We ' ve taken bites out turn by turn, And rode our old stick horses, And had a " pin show " in the yard At which vou all were bosses. You used to dress up in my clothes, and walk with stately tread. While I wore dresses, when I could, But oftener went to bed. We ' ve slided down the cellar door, As if it were a duty, And in our tableau, I, so sweet, posed as the sleeping beauty. We used to play those ' ' Wild West games, ' ' I was chief of the " pow-wow; " I used to wield the tomahawk. You wear the " war paint " now. We also played old " possum pie, " Where kisses paid the pawn, Fond kisses that you long for now From darkness until dawn. But of all the fun we ever had, ' Twas on that " hen " picnic, While I made the lemonade You waded in the creek. % £-%: A , r A " if ' -j h Those days so gay passed long ago, Can never be recalled; You girls are just as young as then, While I am growing bald. My hair (what ' s left) is growing grav, ' Twas nature changed it, too; But nature ' s had no chance at yours — The dve vou used was true. You have lost your personal identity, As Mary, Jane or Lucy, And are spoken of these days, en masse — As the ladies of Sans Souci. Editors E$ elected editor-in-ebief Robert M. Moorman, A K E. Philomathean Society. Literary Committee J. H. PATTON, II K A. Heurethelian Society C. L. Dickey, II K A. Caruthers Society A. M. McClain, B 9 IT Art Committee G. H. Hogan, n K A j. j. Montgomery, ATfl Business managers W. L. Darby, K 2 C. E. Pigford, 2 A E Behind the Scenes Robert M. Moorman . . Spring Poem Editor J. H. Patton . Literary Editor C. L. Dickey . ' Fighting Editor A. M. McClain Sporting Editor G. H. Hogan Fraternity Editor J. J. Montgomery Art Editor W. L. Darby Religious Editor C. E. Pigford Society Editor Calendar May 13, 1896, Theological School Closes June 1, 1896, Baccalaureate Sunday June 5, 1896, Commencement Day September 7, 1896, First Term Begins October 7, 1896, Theological School Opens November 26, 1896, Thanksgiving Day December 23, 1S96, Christmas Holidays Begin December 30, 1896, Christmas Holidays Close January 20, 1897, Intermediate Law Commencement January 24, 1897, First Term Ends January 25, 1897, Second Term Begins May 12, 1897, Theological School Closes May 31, 1897, Baccalaureate Sunday June 3, 1897, Commencement Day Board of trustees Andrew B. martin, EC. D. President Dr. fl. T. Claywell Secretary- Ron. €. €. Beard Treasurer Judge Benjamin 3. Carver R. P. IttcEain, Esq. 3obn fl. Hester Bon. m. R. Shaver Bugb 01. IttcDonnoId University Treasuter Rev. 6. 3. mcCroskey Financial Asrent Cbe faculty NATHAN GREEN, LL.D. Chancellor, and Professor of Law ANDREW H. BUCHANAN, LL.D. Dean of the Engineering Faculty. Professor of A pplied Mathe- matics and Civil Engineering JOHN I. D. HINDS, A.M., Ph.D. Dean of the College Faculty. Professor of Chemistry, Geology and Mineralogy JAMES M. HUBBERT, D.D. Dean of the Theological Faculty. Professor of Practical Theology WILLIAM J. GRANNIS, A.M. Principal of the Preparatory School WINSTEAD P. BONE, A.M. Librarian of the University. Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis JOHN VANT STEPHENS Secretary of the Theological Faculty. Professor of Biblical and Ecclesiastical History — Murdock Chair william d. Mclaughlin, a.m. Professor of Latin and Greek Professor of Natural Science Not yet elected ROBERT V. FOSTER, D.D. Professor of Systematic Theology and English Bible Exegesis EDWARD E. WEIR, A.M. Professor of Philosophy ANDREW B. MARTIN, LL.D. Professor of Law CLAIBORNE H. BELL, D.D. Professor of Missions ISAAC W. P. BUCHANAN, Ph.D. Professor of Pure Mathematics LABAN LACY RICE, Ph.D. Professor of English and English Literature BENJAMIN S. FOSTER, A.M. Assistant Professor of Latin and Greek Professor of Modern Languages FINIS KING FARR Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis LIEUT. CHARLES GERHARDT, Eighth U. S. Infantry Professor of Military Science and Tactics HERBERT W. GRANNIS, A.M. Teacher in the Preparatory School HENRY N. GRANNIS Teacher in the Preparatory School WILLIAM J. DARBY, D.D. Lecturer on Pastoral Work Not vet elected JOHN D. KIRKPATRICR, D.D. Tn memory of Jobn D. Patrick, D. D. Born July $. i$3$. Died August 2, Ms. gtncmciaf @.$ent of Cumfierfano (UmtierBifg. Siref (ttturoocft (professor of C0urc£$ jgififorg. ofot ' er, Sscflofar, £0rtsh ' an, (genffeman. friend ano §af §er f o et erg f ruoenf. " gun f0af otiercomefr} toiff 3 mofte a ptffar in ffje fempfe of mg goo, ano $e e aff go no more out. " Cumberland University. HE year is 1826, and the first session of Cumberland College, at Princeton, Kentucky, has just begun. The new Cumberland Presbyterian denomination, sixteen years old, has founded the new college. Its campus is a five-hundred acre farm ; its dormi- tories, single rooms, most of them built of logs ; its recitation hall, a big two-story log house, with wide, old-fashioned fire places, and a roof of clap- boards. Even- student must work two hours a day on the farm, under the direction of a superintendent; each one of the few professors wears the scholastic cap and gown of Oxford ; and the institution is in debt for the purchase price of all its property, for it has been founded upon the faith of sundry promises, and the Trustees have borrowed the money to make the first payment for land and buildings, and given a mortgage for the rest. These three things, each in its way, determine the fate of the school. The General Assemblv gets wind of the fact that the Faculty of the new College go gowned in silk, and directs the Trustees to adopt some means of securing economy among the students ; so the Trustees resolve as follows, in the spring of 1832: ' ■ ' ■Resolved, That in future the students and faculty of said College be, and they are hereby advised to wear as their weekly apparel during winter, good strong woolen jeans, or cassinette ; and for summer, flax linen, or hemp linen, or some other article of domestic manufacture, so as to secure the object con- templated by the General Assembly ; also that each student be requested to furnish himself with a large and strong linen apron, which may be used when at work, so as to protect his other clothes. " Thus, the gown is abolished, and the College sentiment becomes that of economy, if it was not that already. But the requirement of two daily hours of labor remains, and to many of the students it is not pleasing ; so it is a cause of continued trouble. The Trustees could remove the cap and gown from the professorial head and back by the mere passing of a resolution ; to remove the debt from the College was not so easy. The history of their financial troubles need not be told here, but the result was that in 1842 the General Assembly resolved to remove the church ' s College from Princeton, and invited subscriptions from towns desiring the institution. Lebanon ' s bid was largest, and on the location of the College there, " every dollar of that bid was promptlv paid, " says history. 15 Was Cumberland College really and rightfully removed ? They said no to this in Princeton, and yes in Lebanon ; but the question, though burning then, has grown cold now, and is too heavy to handle. At any rate, the new order of things at Lebanon was begun, and in the autumn of 1842 the College opened, with forty-five students and four professors the first year. The Lebanon people soon erected a College building, a hundred and ten feet long, forty wide, three stories high ; and they kept adding to it as fast as the College— its name changed in 1844 to Cumberland University— outgrew it. Then began the halcyon days of Cumberland. Everything she needed came to her , endow- ment, prestige, students (see how the attendance incr eases through the first eleven catalogues issued : 96, 13S, 154, 153, 227, 262, 242, 317, 329, 406, 470), strong men as professors, and above all, the love of the people of Lebanon. In 1847 the Law School was established ; at first, with only one professor, the Hon. Abraham Caruthers. The following year two more were added to the Faculty, Hon. X. Green, father of the present Chancellor, and Hon. B. L- Ridley, both of whom occupied high positions on the bench of the State ; and within ten years, Cumberland could truly boast of the largest and most suc- cessful law school North or South. In 1851 the Engineering Department began, in charge of Professor (after- ward General) A. P. Stewart. Though never large, its standard has always been high, its requirements rigid. In 1855 the Theological School began its work. Lectures on theology had been given since 1847, but no regular professor had been secured. The Rev. Richard Beard, D.D., was the man elected, and he gave the rest of his life to the work, dying in 1880, full of honors. No department of the University had so hard a struggle for existence as this one; none has done it greater honor, and of none are the graduates more loyal to the whole University. The first publication ever issued by the University, in 1843, two years before its first catalogue, was a book of rules— twenty-one mortal pages of them. Rules for the Faculty, rules concerning admission, rules about " Loca- tion of Students, " " Damages, " " Dismissions, " and everything else. Some of them sound strangely to-day : " Chapter VII. — Of Punishments, Crimes and Misdemeanors. — Section 5: If any student shall break open the door of another, or privately pick his lock with any instrument, he shall be admonished or expelled, as the nature of the offense may deserve. Sec. 7. The President, a Professor or a Tutor, shall have authority to break open and enter any College chamber or study at all times, at discretion. Sec 8. If any student shall play at hand or foot-ball in the College build- ings, or in the College yard, or throw anything by which the College buildings may be in danger of damage, he shall be admonished, sent home, or dis- missed. 15 SEC. io. If any student shall ring the College bell, except by order of the President, a Professor or a Tutor, he shall be punished at the discretion of the Faculty. SEC. 26. No student shall, without permission, go to a greater distance than two miles from the College, at any time during the continuance of the session. SEC. 27. No student shall keep, for his use or pleasure, any horse, car- riage, dog or servant ; except when his parents or guardians shall, with the approbation of the Faculty, allow him a horse for the purpose of healthful exercise. " " Chapter XIV. — Of Religious Exercises and the Sabbath. — Sec- tion 8 : Every student boarding within the town corporation, or within three- quarters of a mile of the College building, shall attend morning prayers in the College chapel at sunrising. ' ' Yet, on page 13 of the yellow old pamphlet one may read, " Whereas, the laws of the College are few and general. ' ' The students found time, when not engaged in perusing the rules, to start several literary societies. The Amasagassean, founded at Princeton in 1837, was revived, and the Heurethelian, begun in 1844, cannot have long preceded the Philomathian (so they spelt it in those days), for both are mentioned in the report of the 1847 commencement. The rivalry among these societies was sharp, and the interest of their members was correspondingly great. No doubt they played in the life of the University even a larger part than now. In 1854 the first fraternity chapter appeared on the scene, and was soon followed by others. Of all of these, now living or defunct, a list may be found elsewhere in this volume. The Civil War, when it came, swept away all the endowment of the Univer- sity, and all its material possessions except the campus. But it could not rob it of its hold upon the hearts of its friends. Not six months after the end of the war the University was again in operation ; the Law Class numbered twenty, and every man of them had been a soldier on one side or the other. The friends of old Cumberland came nobly to her aid ; the professors, or all of them who were left, returned from the battlefield to the class room ; and the story since then may be told in few words — hard work, slow, sure growth. The University, now as ever, occupies a position where it need not fear comparison, nor ask allowance if comparison be made ; but it has needs, urgent, pressing. Memorial Hall, which is to be the home of College and Theological School, must be finished and furnished, and the endowment of both College and Seminary must be raised to the point where it will properly support a sufficient number of worthy men, qualified to do the work that a college to-day demands of its faculty. The day of small things is past ; the day when men, for the love they bear for Cumberland, must sacrifice position and honor and competency 16 to remain on her Faculty, is surely closing, and the friends of the institution cannot bring that day to an end too soon. The mission of the old University among the cedars is not yet accom- plished, it is but well begun ; and if her future be as full of honor as her past, it will always be a thing to say with pride, " I am a son of Cumberland University. ' ' Y Graduate Students Shigehlde Arakawa . Philosophy . . . Tokio, Japan A.M., University of Michigan ; LL.B., Cumberland University Worcester Allen Bryan . A.M. . . Watertown, Tenn. A.B., Cumberland University William A. Caldwell . Philology . . Lebanon, Tenn. A.B., Cumberland Universit) ' A. D. Derrick . . . Law . . Greenville, S. C. LL.B., Cumberland University J. B. Eskridge . . • Philosophy . Shelbyville, Tenn. A.M., Peabody Normal College ClEBURN L. Hayes . . Chemistry A.M., Peabody Normal College A. B. Humphreys . . . Law LL.B., Cumberland University John L. Kell Philosophy A.B., Trinity University George Washington Neal . Philology A.B., Cumberland L " niversity H. A. Schoenwetter . Law LL.B., Cumberland University R. Newell Turner . Ph.D., Mathematics B.S., Cumberland University Wilbur Carl Wyatt . Philosophy A.M., National Normal University Lebanon, Tenn. Lebanon, Tenn. Tehuacana, Texas Bowie, Texas Holden, Mo. Helena, Ark. Newbern, Tenn. i 8 Senior Class Officers President J- C Wiijjams Vice President W. S. Kennard Recording Secretary R. Niweu, Turnerl Corresponding Secretary . ... ■ . . J. B. Oakley Treasurer . . . N. F. Grafton Historian R. W. SmarTT Class Editor E. J. Chesnut Colors SIL VER AND GOLD mono Opdov akrjdei aei Senior Class Roll r r E. W. Blackburn, B.S Ozark, Ark. 2 A E, Captain ' Varsity Nine ' 96. E. J. Chesnut, C.E Gaylesville, Ala. $ A 0, Class Editor. X. F. Grafton, A.B Denton, Texas Caruthers, Class Treasurer. W. S. Kennard, A.B. and C.E Lebanon, Tenn. 2 A E, Caruthers, Class Vice President. E. B. Landis, A.B Bellbuckle, Tenn. II K A, Heurethelian, Corresponding Secretary of V. M. C. A. Otho Floyd Matthews, B.S Macon, Mo. B IT, Caruthers, ' Varsity Eleven, ' 94, and Captain, ' 95. Orlow B. Matthews, A.B Macon, Mo. B II, Caruthers, Manager Football Team, ' 94. W. B. Miller, A.B. Unionville, Tenn. n K A, Heurethelian, Treasurer of V. M. C. A. J. B. Oakley, A.B Nashville, Ark. Heurethelian, Class Corresponding Secretary. James Reyburn, A.B Beech Grove, Tenn. n K A, Caruthers. R. W. SmarTT, B.S Smartt, Tenn. Class Historian, Caruthers, Winner of Half Mile Run, Field Day ' 94 and ' 95. R. Newell Turner, B.S Helena, Ark. Class Secretary. J. M. Webb, A.B. Bellbuckle, Tenn. 2 A E, Caruthers. J. C Williams, A.B Rich Hill, Mo. Caruthers, Class President. R. F. White, A.B White Creek, Tenn. 2 A E, Caruthers, First Sergeant Military Camp, ' Varsity Eleven ' 95. Junior Class Officers President Vice President Recording Secretary . Corresponding Secretary Treasurer Historian J. S. WaTERHOUSE E. W. Graves R. L. PlNKERTON H. B. KlRKPATRICK F. E. Walker W. F. Padgett Junior Class Roll E. W. Graves, A.B. Owensboro, Ky. Caruthers ; Class Vice President ; President Y.M.C.A. J. E. Hortox, Jr., A.B Athens, Ala. A T Si. Caruthers. H. B. Kirkpatrick, A.B. . . . . . . Lebanon, Tenn. K Z. Class Corresponding Secretary ; ' Varsity Nine, ' 95 ; Track Team, ' 96. L. J. Lewis, A.B Alexandria, Tenn. Caruthers. M. B. Moleoy, A.B Spring Hill, Tenn. Heurethelian. W. H. Dickey, A.B Altus, Texas n K A. Heurethelian ; Texas Club. David Owen, A.B Talbotts, Tenn. Heurethelian. R. E. Hearn, Special Lebanon. Tenn. K 2. Winner of Running High Jump, ' 95 ; Track Team, ' 96. W. F. Padgett, A.B. Clovercross, Tenn. Heurethelian ; Class Historian. R. L. Pinkertox, A.B. Franklin, Tenn. Caruthers ; Recording Secretary of Class ; Track Team, ' 96. F. E. Walker, A.B. Lebanon, Tenn. Caruthers ; Class Treasurer. J. S. Waterhouse, A.B. Chattanooga, Term. K 2. Heurethelian; Class President; Vice President Y.M.C.A.; First Lieutenant of Military Company. C. R. Wieeiamson, A.B. Lebanon, Tenn. B 8 II, Caruthers ; Sergeant Military Company. F. J. Sulivan, A.B. ' . Leeville, Tenn. Caruthers. 2X Cofne u-P ' res ) man Oopnomore, Sopbomore Class Officers J. L. Hall President W. D. Thompson Vice President A. M. Webb Treasurer A. G. Caldwell Secretary W. I,. Livingston Historian Colors Purple and Pink Veil Vi-ve-la, Vi-ve-la ! Soph ' mores Straight ! Hurrah ! Hurrah Ninety-Eight 24 Sophomore €la$$ Roll L. P. Bobo, A.B Tucker ' s X Roads, Term. Caruthers; Corporal in Military Company J. S. Brown, B.S. . Springfield, Tenn. B II; Caruthers J. H. Burress, A.B Milan, Tenn. Caruthers A. G. Caldwell, A.B. Trenton, Tenn- B 9 II; Class Secretary; Fourth Sergeant Military Company; West Tennessee Club R. G. Dickey, A.B. Protemus, Tenn. n k a S. L. Doak, B.S Lebanon, Tenn. 2 A E Carl Gilliland, A.B Mouth of Wolf, Tenn. A T 0; ' Varsity Eleven, ' 95 J. L. Hall, C.E Hanford, Cal. Rec. Sec. Y. M. C. A.; Heurethelian; Class President R. A. Hill, Jr., B. S Oxford, Miss. A K E W. F. Hereford, A.B. New Market, Ala. Heurethelian; Corporal in Military Company R. E- Herring, A.B. ....... Gainsville, Tenn. Heurethelian W. L. Livingston, A.B. Galeville, Ala. Heurethelian; Class Historian; Corporal in Military Company W. V. McAdoo, A.B. Murfreesboro, Tenn. II K A; Heurethelian E. J. McCroskEY, A.B. Lebanon, Tenn. ATO; Heurethelian O. T. McCroskey, A.B . . Lebanon, Tenn. A T fi; Heurethelian A. B. McWilliams, A.B Fayetteville, Tenn. II K A; Heurethelian M. R. Moorman, B.S Somerville, Tenn. West Tennessee Club W. W. Newton, B.S Jacksonville, Texas D. M. OGDEN, A.B. Hanford, Cal. Heurethelian; Rec. Sec. Y. M. C. A.; ' Varsity Eleven, " 95 R. K. Reaves, Special Athens, Ga. W. H. SmarTT, Special Smartt Station, Tenn. J. W. Stark, C.E. Collierville, Tenn. W. D. Thompson, A.B Deport, Texas Heurethelian; Class Vice President M. L. Thompson, Special .... Henderson ' s X Roads, Tenn Drummer in Military Company W. P. Wade, A.B Kenton, Tenn. Second Sergeant in Military Company; West Tennessee Club A. M. Webb, A.B. Bellbuckle, Tenn. 2 A E; Caruthers; Class Treasurer M. D. Williams, A.B Emmet, Ark. II K A; Heurethelian 25 freshman Class Officers T. B. Forgev W. W. Newton . D. O. Cameron W. D. Johnson L. A. Streete President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Historian Color I Yo et Veil Rah! Rah Rah Mighty Fine End of Century Ninety-Nine ! motto BovXeuoi; SIev BpaSeuis, ewireXei. 5e raxews to. do avra- " Deliberate slowly, but execute quickly your resolves. " Roll H. R. Adams, A.B Corinth, Miss. B II; Caruthers; Honorary Member West Tennessee Club. M. R. Bandy, B.S Odum, Tenn. Caruthers. R. H. Ceaggett, A.B. . . . . . . Hopkinsville, Ky. Heurethelian; ' Varsity Eleven ' 95; Kentucky Club. D. O. Cameron, A.B. Coleman, Texas A T ; Class Secretary; ' Varsity Eleven ' 95. A. C. Curtis, B.S Haynes, Ark. G. L. Crofford, Special Bowie, Texas Sub. ' Varsity Eleven ' 95; Texas Club. 26 H. P. Dickson, A.B. „ Saundersville, Tenn. Heuretlielian. S. J. Davis, A.B La Guardo, Tenn. L. W. ELLIOTT, Special Saulsbury, Tenn. Caruthers. W. E. EsTELL, A.B Memphis, Tenn. T. B. Forgey, A.B . . Columbia, Tenn. ATil; Caruthers; Class President. P. H. Flowers, A.B Whitefield, Tenn. C. L. Hobdy. B.S Franklin, Ky. ATO; Caruthers; ' Varsity Eleven ' 95 ; Track Team ' 96 ; Kentucky Club. S. B. Hand, A.B Haufman, Texas G. O. HubberT, A.B. Ethel, Miss. H. W. Jewell, A.B Dyer, Tenn. W. D. Johnson, B.S Hubbard, Texas K 2 ; Caruthers, Texas Club ; Class Treasurer. S. D. Johnson, B.S Hubbard, Texas K 2 ; Caruthers; Texas Club. C. M. Montgomery, Special Kenton, Tenn. W. W. Newton, A.B. Jacksonville, Texas Class Vice President. E. S. Porter, A.B. Beech Grove, Ky. 2 A E ; Caruthers. Elmus Rudolph, A.B. . Reno, Ky. Caruthers. S. B. Rudolph, A.B Ozan, Ky. J. D. Sauls, A.B. . . Saulsbury, Tenn. Caruthers; West Tennessee Club. L. A. STREETE, A.B • Munford, Tenn. Caruthers; Class Historian. A. P. Stewart, B.S. East Las Vegas, N. M. 2 A E ; Caruthers. T. B. Stephens, B.S Honey Grove. Texas Caruthers. S. C. Shipp, A.B. . . Bellewood, Tenn. R. G. White, A.B. Woodburn, Oregon Caruthers; ' Varsity Eleven ' 95. 27 Senior Preparatory Class Officers President, E. W. Williams Vice President, D. W. Folks . Secretary and Treasurer, Homer Hancock Fresno, Cal. Paducah, Ky. Baird ' s Mill, Tenn. Roll Claude Baker, Lebanon, Tenn. W. H. Carter, Sheffield, Ala. D. W. Folks, Paducah, Ky. Homer Hancock, Baird ' s Mill, Tenn. E. B. Heiskell, Sweet Water, Tenn. C. B. Love, Lebanon, Tenn. J. W. Martin, Lebanon, Tenn. Frank McGregor, Lebanon, Tenn. Henry McKenzie, Lebanon, Tenn. George H. Newton, Jacksonville, Texas E- S. Ogden, Amite City, La. J. R. Smith, Wingo, Ky. Earnest A. Timmons, Godwin, Tenn. W. E. Walker, Plevna, Ala. E. W. Williams, Fresno, Cal. 28 pfr f T " 2wWe - i B B fl I am P WmW 11 mm W 5 f L c J§ 11 IWV I Senior Class Officers Virgil R. Hagerman President William Blackstoxe XEELV Vice President Max Lueddemaxx Secretary HUNTER Wood, Jr Treasurer Alex. M. McClaix Poet Alvix Almary Horxsby Historian E. J. Hobdy Orator Bate Boxd Class Liar Colors Green Yell Lawyers! Lawyers Liars Liars ! Bricks! Bricks! Ninety-six ! ! 30 CHANCELLOR NATHAN GREEN, LL . m Judge Green — Boys, we are in the tunnel now ; keep striking matches and I will guide you through. Ph 3 Senior Class Roll B. B. Alexander Union City, Tenn. ATfi, Philomathean. M. G. Anderson . Fayetteville, Tenn. Philomathean. N. B. Beck Seattle, Wash. A.B. ' 89 Cumberland University. B9II, Philomathean, Kentucky Club. James Wallace Baker Cuero, Texas B6II, Philomathean, President Texas Club, Track Team ' 96 Almon Brook Belding Hot Springs, Ark. ATG, Philomathean, President Arkansas Club John Edward Barnfield Odum, Tenn. Bate Bond Brownsville, Tenn. B II, Philomathean, Class Liar, West Tennessee Club J. N. Burroughs West Plains, Mo. Philomathean Harry L. CoE Lebanon, Tenn. B 9 II, Philomathean J. Ollie Caldwell . Austin, Texas A T Q, Philomathean, Texas Club George W. Donart Murfreesboro, Tenn. Philomathean Orin W. Donart Murfreesboro, Tenn. A T Q, Philomathean, C. U. Quartette, ' Varsity Eleven ' 95 Walter Sheppard Dugger Jackson, Tenn. 2 A E, A.M. ' 92, S. W. Baptist University, Philomathean, Vice President Cumberland University Athletic Association ' 96, West Tennessee Club Rufus Randolph Doak Lebanon, Tenn. 2 A E, B.S. ' 93, Cumberland University James Flemming Eggleston Franklin, Tenn. B.S., Cumberland University; M.A., 1 Draughon ' s 1 ; Philomathean Walter Enloe . . . Troy, Tenn. Philomathean Ernest Washington Essary Lexington, Tenn. K 2, B.A., S. W. Baptist University; Philomathean; Philo- mathean-Caruthers Debate Harry Percival Fall ........ Chireno, Texas K 2, Philomathean, Texas Club Eli Friedlob Jackson, Tenn. West Tennessee Club Frank Bristow Gill Elkton, Ky. Ben, Philomathean, Kentucky Club, Track Team ' 96 35 J. Clint Graham Springtown, Texas A TQ, Philomathean, Texas Club Philip GaTch Wheeling, W. Va. K 2, Philomathean Benjamin D. Gross . . . . ; . ' ■ . . . Scottsboro, Ala. Philomathean, Alabama Club Virgil Ranson Hagerman Bowling Green, Ky. B 9 II, B. P. ' 95 Ogden College, Philomathean, Class President. President Kentucky Club E. J. Hobdy Franklin, Ky_ ATfi, Philomathean, Class Orator. ' Varsity Eleven ' 95, Track Team ' 96 M. B. HOLIFIELD • Pryorsburg, Ky. Philomathean, Kentucky Club Crawford Gertie Holifield Pryorsburg, Ky. Kentucky Club, ' Varsity Eleven ' 95, Track Team ' 96 Alvin Almary Hornsby . • Martin, Tenn. 2 A E, Philomathean, Class Historian M. P. HowsER La Fayette, Tenn. B. S. National Normal University, Philomathean S. R. Harper South Side, Tenn. John J. Herring Tekumseh, Okla. Philomathean Luther Alexander Johnson Corsicana, Tex. K 2, Philomathean, Texas Club E. B. Jenks Marathon, N. V. Morgan C. Ketchum Somerville, Tenn. A K E, B.A. ' 95 Vanderbilt, Philomathean, President West Tennessee Club Robert L. Leatherwood Fayetteville, Tenn. Philomathean Max Lueddemann Tuscumbia, Ala. K A, Philomathean, Class Secretary, Alabama Club Alexander M. McClain Lebanon, Tenn. BGII, Philomathean, Class Poet, Phoenix Board ' 96, Second Lieutenant Military Company Robert Morgan Moorman Somerville, Tenn. A K E, B.A. ' 95 Vanderbilt, Philomathean, Editor-in-Chief Phoenix ' 96, West Tennessee Club John Burton Moore . ' Clarendon, Ark. BGII, A.B. Ouachita College, Philomathean, Arkansas Club John J. Montgomery Spadra, Ark. A T 9., B.A. ' 94 Cumberland University, Philomathean, Phoenix Board ' 96, Arkansas Club William Blackstone Neely ... . Hopkinsville, Ky. K 2, Philomathean, Class Vice President, Kentucky Club A. BramlETTE Neil Nashville, Tenn. A T Q, Philomathean 36 Andrew Jackson Newman Little Rock, Ark. Philomathean, Arkansas Club J. M. Paul Southwest City, Mo. Neverel Walker Palmer Dublin, Texas. AT!!, Philomathean, Texas Club Samuel Frazier Parks Talilequah, I. T. Philomathean, Substitute ' Varsity Eleven ' 95, Track Team ' 96, Arkansas Club. Clarence E- Pigford Jackson, Tenn. 2 A E, B.A, ' 93 S. W. Baptist University, Philomathean, Phoenix Board ' 96, West Tennessee Club. Howard Bartlett Ouimley Prairie du Sac, Wis. Philomathean. Samuel Williams Ray Dublin, Texas. Philomathean, Substitute ' Varsity Eleven ' 96, Tennessee Club. Elbert Brevard Rayburn Beech Grove, Tenn. n K A, Caruthers Society. James D. Richardson, Jr Murfreesboro, Tenn. SX, Philomathean, Captain Track Team ' 96, Ex- Vice President, C.U. Athletic Association, Honorary Member West Tennessee Club. Aaron A. Sternberger Brownsville, Tenn. 2 A E, Philomathean, West Tennessee Club. James David Senter Humboldt, Tenn. B 9 IT, Philomathean, West Tennessee Club. George Franklin Stewart Troy, Ala ' . B.P. Southern Normal, 2 A E, Bachelor of Ugliness ' 96, Philo- mathean, Alabama Club, ' Varsity Quartette. A. H. Tipton Elizabethton, Tenn. A TO, Philomathean, Honorary Member West Tennessee Club, Honorary Member Texas Club. Samuel C. Tigert Fayetteville, Tenn. AT!], Philomathean, ' Varsity Eleven ' 95. John Bryan Thomason . . Paris, Tenn. B 9 n, Philomathean, Manag er Field Sports ' 96, Ex-Secretary and Treasurer C. U. Athletic Association. W. R. Wiseman ' . Eavernia, Texas Philomathean, Texas Club, Substitute ' Varsity Eleven ' 95. William Edward Williams Sweetwater, Texas ATfi, Philomathean. Sidney Johnston White. Jackson, Tenn. 2AE, B.S. ' 94 (S. W. Baptist University), Philomathean, C. U. Quartette, West Tennessee Club, Manager Baseball Team ' 96, Track Team ' 96. G. E. Wilson Philadelphia, Miss. Hunter Wood, Jr. Hopkinsville, Ky. f K2, Philomathean, Class Treasurer, Kentucky Club, ' Varsity Eleven ' 95, Manager Track Team ' 96. 37 A Class Poem (By Permission.) Stands for Anderson, August and wise, Whose hair covers everything, even his eyes. B Stands for Bond, Class Liar is he, Champion also of West Tennessee. C Stands for Caldwell, a prize-fighter gay, ' Who challenged John L. for a few rounds, they say, D Stands for Dugger, " always on the fence, " Perhaps in this he displays lots of sense. E Stands for Essary, Anderson ' s " mate " In the recent unpleasant joint debate. F Stands for Friedlob (at baseball he ' s good) Who might lead the Law Class, if only he would. Stands for Gatch, the Society Swell At the Moot Court fight, out the window he fell. H Stands for Holifield, noted for wit " He who seeks equity, will equity git. " I Stands for Innocence, the role Senter plays, When he ' s caught buying cigarettes on raw winter days. ) Stands for Johnson, who is in love, Who carries " her " school books like a carrier dove. K Stands for 4th Kent, Ketchum and Keely, All most important to this world — really. L Stands for Leatherwood, a philosopher is he, Who to fame claims only a title in fee. M Stands for McClain, " Louie John ' s " double, Who keeps Thomason and Richardson out of " all sorts of trouble. 33 N Stands for Newman, from Rackensack State, Who will bore the class in spite of fate. O Stands for Oratory, which suggests Harry Coe, " I ' m sick, Gentlemen of the Jury; excuse me, you know. " P Stands for Pigford, Parks and Paul, They are all mediocre — I ' ll say nothing at all. Q Stands for Quimby, an artist slight. From the looks of his drawing, he does it at night. R Stands for Ray burn, dignified and stern, Who always " goes up " when it comes his turn. S Stands for Sternberger, Ikey by name, Who for aerial exploits has won great fame. T Stands for Tigert, " Buster " for short, Who argues with Judge that " if it isn ' t, it ought. " U Stands for Up; the way we all go During Class — after death, not so. V Stands for Virgil, Kentucky ' s pride, " Who looks so good and is so dignified. " W Stands for Whisky, Williams and Wine, The former and latter are both verv fine. X Stands for X-Rays. They can ' t pierce our skulls, Law students ' heads are hard, hollow hulls. Y Stands for the unknown quantity he got When Moore fell into the " ear muff job lot. " Z Stands for Zenith, a broad dominion. Where Moorman stands (in his own opinion). 6 Stands for Gill, who is laid on the shelf. This stands for him because he can ' t stand for himself. 39 junior Class Officers F. J. Sanders President S. P. Caldwell Vice President . R. Don Chambers Secretary Jordox S. Parsons Treasurer Roll J. J. Adams ........ Bellefontaine, Miss. S. P. Caldwell . • Jackson, Tenn. 2 A E ; West Tennessee Club; Class Vice President. R. Don Chambers Friendship, Tenn. Philomathean ; Class Secretary. Ridley DeanE Sherman, Texas Philomathean; Texas Club. M. P. EsTES ........ Brownsville, Tenn. Ben; West Tennessee Club. R. C. Faulk ■. . . Athens, Texas Texas Club. John E. Fisher . . . . . . • . Nashville, Tenn. Philomathean. George W. Ferguson Dulaville, Tenn. F. Edgar Geurin Edgewood, Tenn. W. D. HowsER . Da Fayette, Tenn. Philomathean. John A. Greer Dulaville, Tenn. Philomathean. Carl Nunn Brownsville, Tenn. K 2 ; West Tennessee Club. Jordon S. Parsons Jonesboro, Ark. Philomathean; Class Treasurer. R. D. Robinson Alto, Texas Texas Club. J. S. Severson Christview, Tenn. Philomathean. F. J. Sanders ' . . . Lebanon, Tenn. 2 A E ; Class President. A . P. Wamack . . . . . . . Cherry Valley, Tenn. 40 Tn Ittemoiiam WHEREAS, the sad intelligence of the death of B. B. Alexander, which occurred at his home in West Tennessee, on the 23d day of February, 1896, has reached us. Therefore, be it RESOLVED, First, that in his death the Law Class of Cumberland University has lost one of its most brilliant and worthy members, and one who promised to be an adornment to the profession he had chosen. Second, that in his death we mourn the loss of one so young and promising-, yet we realize from the wonderful tree of life the buds and blossoms fall with the ripened fruit, and in the common bed of earth patriarchs and babes sleep side by side, and while our hearts are saddened at his untimely death we bow in humble submission to him who doeth all things well. Third, that a copy of these resolutions be sent to to the family of the deceased as a token of our affection for him, also a copy be furnished the PHOENIX, " Lebanon Democrat " and " Obion Democrat for publication. J. F. EGGLESTON, j SAMUEL C. TIGERT, Com. J. C. GRAHAM, ) 4i -A T3 (fMVi Senior Class Officers President . . . . . G. H. Hogan Vice President . . W. M. Crawford Secretary .... Mrs. J. T. Molloy ' Treasurer .... W. F. Perry Class Poet . J. W. McDonald Roll S. P. Bixler North Liberty, Ohio A.M., Waynesburg College. Mrs. S. P. Bixler North Liberty, Ohio W. M. Crawford Flat Creek, Tenn. II K A; A.B., ' 94, Cumberland University; Vice President of class. R. H. Fry . . . • . .... Louisiana, Mo. II K A; A.B., Lincoln University; Moderator Moot Presbyter}-. G. H. Hogan Pulaski, Tenn. IIKA; A. B., Cumberland University; Class President ' 94, ' 95, ' 96; Phoenix Board ' 96. J. AY. McDonald . . . . . . • . New Market, Ala. II K A; A.B., Cumberland University; Class Poet; Heurethelian. H. G. McYicker Billings, Ohio A.B., Waynesburg College. J. F. Molloy Fayetteville, Ark. A.B., Cane Hill College. Mrs. Minnie M. Molloy Fayetteville, Ark. Class Secretary. G. F. Nason Kirksville, Mo. A.B., Missouri State Normal. W. F. Perry Watson, Mo. A.B., Missouri Valley College; Heurethelian; Class Treasurer. M. W. Robinson Blocton, Ala. A.B., Cumberland University; Heurethelian. J. W. Stephens Honey Grove, Texas A.B., Trinity University; Heurethelian. D. M. Vineyard , L exa Ark. A.B., ' 94., Cumberland University; Heurethelian. 44 Middle Theological Class middle Class Roll C. D. BATES Boonsboro, Ark. A. W. Henderson, B.S. (Pleasant Academy) . • . Morrisyille, Mo. II K A; Heurethelian J. F. Lackey Bethany, 111. Special Students Mrs. H. J. Brown . •. . Elsa, 111. A. L. Good Sacramento, Ky. N. D. Hanks Boonsboro, Ark. R. W. Dowelx Fayetteville, Ark. J. G. House Enfield, 111. Mrs. M. M. Molxoy Fayetteville, Ark. J. N. Steele New Hope, Mo. Not in Class Picture 45 Junior Class Officers President A. W. Denny Vice President C. L. Dickey Secretary . . . . . H. N. Barbee Treasurer G. W. Fender Roll T. J. Baker Oakland, Miss. H. N. Barbee . • Memphis, Tenn. LL.B., Cumberland University ; K2; Class Secretary ; Treasurer Missionary Society. A. R. Brown Elsah, 111. Heurethelian ; A.B., Southern Illinois College. W. T. BRUCE ........ West Nashville, Tenn. A.B., Cumberland University ; Heurethelian ; Class President ' 95. C. M. Collins Macomb, 111. A. B., Lincoln University ; KI; Heurethelian. W. L. Darby Evansville, Ind. A.B. Cumberland University ; K 2 ; Heurethelian ; Phoenix Board ' 95 and ' 96 ; Sub. ' Varsity Nine ' 95 ; Vice President Missionary Society. T. W. Davidson Hutton Valley, Mo. A.B., Cumberland University; Caruthers ; Class Treasurer ' 95; Superintendent Divinity Hall ' 95 ; Corresponding Secretary Y. M. C. A. ' 95. A. W. Denny Sorento, 111. A.B., Lincoln University ; Class President. C. L. Dickey Protemus, Tenn. A.B., Cumberland University ; II K A ; Caruthers ; Phoenix Board ' 96; Class Vice President; Class Orator; Vice President Y. M. C. A. ' 95. G. W. Fender Rockwall, Texas. A.B., Trinity University ; Class Treasurer ; Heurethelian. Sing Ouah Gam Canton, China. 46 B. A. Hodges Heurethelian. J. H. King Caruthers ; Superintendent Divinity Hall. A. R. McClelland Sterling Park A.B., Trinity University ; Heurethelian. W. T. Swain Caruthers ; Class Treasurer ' 95. Pirtle, Texas. Wingo, Ky. Paris, Texas. Italy, Texas. Bethel Springs, Tenn. 47 military Department T HAS been well said, and exemplified more than once, that Cumber- land University lives in the lives of her illustrious Alumni. This was never more practicall)- illustrated than when, through the influence of a revered son, Hon. W. B. Bate, United States Senator from Tennessee, our National Government was induced to make this institution a detailed place for instruction in military science and tactics. This auspicious addition to the already excellent curriculum was obtained in the spring of 1894. During the vear just preceding, its life has been truly a struggle for existence. However, this year, due to the change of the hour for drill, it has received a vigorous impetus. So it may be stated confidently that this, although the youngest, is a firmly established department of the University, and, under the direction of First Lieutenant Charles Gerhardt of the Eighth United States Infantry, it will continue to flourish and prove an attractive feature to those contemplating a collegiate education. The prime object of the government in extending military instruction to the colleges and universities throughout the country is to train the youth of the land in the art of warfare ; so that, should we at any time be thrown unex- pectedly into a conflict, there might be those scattered abroad competent to assume leadership, train and discipline recruits and take the field as something more than mere privates. But, disregarding the principal purpose, the drill offers other advantages of paramount importance to all students. It is an excellent substitute for the gymnasium, teaching the recruit to stand erect, step precisely, carry himself gracefully and possess freedom and ease of action. Not the least does it accomplish when it inculcates a spirit of obedience, submission and courteous deportment, which are rare virtues, and worth} ' to be sought by -every student and gentleman. 48 Roster of ft U. Cadets Lieutenants First, J. S. WateRHOUSE Second, A. M. McClain Sergeants First, R. F. White Second, W. B. Wade Third, C. R. Williamson Fourth, A. G. Caldwell Fifth, E. W Blackburn Corporals A. P. Stewart W. L. Livingston W. F. Hereford Privates M. R. Bandy G. L. Crofford R. G. Dickey H. P. Dickson T. B. Forgy E. W. Graves R. E. Hearn H. W. Jewell W. D. Johnson C. M. Montgomery E. J. McCrosky R. M. Magee D. Owen J. H. Payne E. S. Porter J. D. Sauls, Jr J. W. Stark L. A. Street M. L. Thompson F. E. Walker J. M. Webb J. C. Williams R. W. Smartt E- B. Eandis L. P. Bobo Jordan Brown A. C. Curtis W. H. Dickey L. W. Elliott C. Gilliland J. L. Hall J. E. Horton S. D. Johnson W. B. Miller M. B. Molloy O. T. McCrosky J. B. Oakley W. F. Padgett R. L,. Pinkerton J. Rayburn S. C. Shipp T. B. Stephens F. J. Sullivan W. D. Thompson A. M. Webb H. H. Weir M. D. Williams 49 Dear friends of tbe mar Department: | E ARE a young army at Lebanon, just two } 7 ears old, and, like the Macedonian phalanx, have never lost a battle and have never been whipped — that is, collectively. We drill even 7 day when we don ' t have a lecture, and we have a lecture every day when we don ' t drill. We received the guns and ammunition you sent us all O. K., and went hunting the next week. We killed two crows and a horse, and accidentally shot one of our dear teachers. We regretted shooting the horse very much, as the owner made us pay for him. Can ' t you send us all a bicycle apiece ? It might save our lives in case of a battle. Occasionally we go out to the country for target practice. The last time we went, an old farmer got behind the embankment which we had made to stop the bullets, and fired a shotgun loaded with salt at us. We thought we heard the drum sound a retreat, so we started back to town. The officers ran in front of us to stop us, and would have done so if we had caught them. We have been after our commander to take us on a trip to the mountains, and just as soon as you declare war against England let us know, as it will help him to a decision to take us — to the mountains. Our love to Uncle Sam. Yours to count on, " Company O. " 50 .- Cumberland University Annex HIS institution was established in 1886. In September, 1894, by the joint action of the two corporations, the College for Young Ladies became an Annex of Cumberland University, its students having equal bene- fits with the young men, at the same time avoiding co-education. Although having the same studies offered, and having the same teachers, the young men and women do not sit together in class. The young ladies both recite and reside in the Annex building. The organization is as complete as it is possible for thorough equipment to make it. No pains have been spared to this end : That those under whose personal influence the students must fall, either in the school or in the home, shall be irre- proachable men and women, with the highest ideals of life. In addition to the literary course, which is essen- tially the same as the University, thorough courses in Music, Art, Elocution, Book-keeping and Stenography are offered. Under the supervision of Prof. B. S. Fos- ter, as Principal, the success of the Annex is assured. The enrollment this year has been most gratifying, and the fame of the institution is being spread far and wide by its graduates. 52 J • ft 1 A 3 v I , ' " t 1 • M ? : : If f Senior glass Officers Miss Lura Brown Vice President Miss Frankie Miller Secretary and Treasurei Miss Edna Earle Duston Miss Irene Steele Prophet Colors Miss Lela Hayes Violet and White flower Violet Yell Hats, Ribbons, Dresses, Curls ! ' Rah for Senior Annex Girls ! With ' Varsity Seniors we don ' t mix ! We lead the van of } g6 ! motto " Vita sine Uteris mors est! ' Roll Lela Hayes, A.B. Alue Foster, A.B. Annie Spears, B.S. Sallie Fontaine, B.S. Ella Creed Walker, B.S. Minnie Lee Shaver, B.S. Vada J. Gregory, B.S. . Frankie Mai Miller, B.S. Stella Mai Wilson, B.S. Mattye Marie Love, B.S. Lina Mai Quaite, B.S. Lura Maud Brown, B.S. . Marie Irene Steele, B.S. Edna Earle Duston, B.S. Woodstock, Ala. Lebanon, Tenn. Lebanon, Tenn. Barker, Ark. Savannah, Tenn. . Grant, Tenn Newbern, Tenn. Athens, Texas Russellville, Ark. Trezevant, Tenn. AVaxahachie, Texas Henrietta, Texas Chattanooga, Tenn. Arclmore, Ind. Ter. 53 Class Poem 10 E are " grave and reverend seniors; " Our work we hope, is almost done, But if we stop and think a while We have in reality just begun. We ' ll not here tell of grades we ' ve made, Nor wonders we in toil have wrought, Or write a book on what we should be In the battles of woman ' s rights when fought. But just to tell of fourteen girls, So dainty and so clever, Who know how, when the time conies round, To make a boy ' s heart work like a lever. Psj-chology we have found hard, But reconciled we soon become, When on evolution ' s ladder ' s topmost round Professor Weir puts woman (?). The boys we know are " hard to catch, " But then we are none the sadder, For as the world goes round and round The C. U. boys get " bad and badder. " Once Quai(n)te Grandma said she ' d caught one, When much to her dismay and sorrow, The " Love " " Spears " of " Steele " of Cupid ' s bow Made her wiser and caused her sorrow. We have a Maud who rakes the ' ' Hayes, ' ' Instead of a judge a " Miller " she meets Who cares not for her hands so " Brown, " But her heart so true for him ever beats. Let us foster up our school joys, For in single bliss we live; And the double bliss of coming years May make us shed bitter tears. The class of ' 96 we name: Gregory, Shaver, Love and Spears, Wilson, Ouaite and Walker, Brown, Hayes and Duston here, Fountaine, Steele and Miller. The girls of C. U. A. are we, Come together and all agree " Man is vapor, Love is all; Cuts a caper — Down he falls. " 54 €la$$ Prophecy NCE while I was examining the treasures that hang in Memory ' s picture gallery, those that were most recently painted engaged my attention, especially those painted by Annex artists. As I paused before the first of the series, a large picture in. which the professors of the University occupy a prom- inent position, I noted the anxious look depicted upon the faces of the group of girls in the foreground, and remembered that this was painted on that day at the first of the session i895- ' 96 when all candidates for graduation were asked to come forward. The succeeding pictures are, for the most part, paintings, each of which a single artist painted unaided. They tell the story of patient efforts. Often- times there is a look of exultation that tells of work believed to be well done. Sometimes the face looks discouraged, but most often the desire to do faithfully the work required of each one, and something which suggests the thought, " I must not disappoint the dear one at home, is pictured on the earnest face. Occasionally- the grouping of the figures and the expression on the faces bring back memories of afternoons in the woods, feasts, holidays, art levees and other breaks in the monotony. An artist who was painting a most beautiful picture, telling of duties well- performed, is missed from the group after a while, and memory tells me the story of a brother ' s severe illness that called her to her distant Texas home, leaving her work in the Annex to be finished another year. I found next a painting which had not appeared before, and remembered the artist ' s arrival at the beginning of the Spring term. She took up her work at once, and the picture she is painti ng tells how well that work is being done. But why repeat the story of each of these artists ? It would be a repetition of honest endeavors, discouragements, hopes, seeming successes which proved failures, and seeming failures that proved more helpful than successes easily won. Let me tell the future my imagination began to see for each of these busy painters. She who painted so beautifully, but left a half -finished picture will return and finish that beautiful work in the years to come. Then she will be won by one of the many whose hearts her sweet face and sprightly manner are contin- ually winning. Yes, she will launch upon the matrimonial sea with a doctor at the helm of her vessel, perhaps, and further than that my imagination cannot see. 55 The artist who began her work at the beginning of the Spring term will find her future home in the smiling valleys of California. Her life will be a benediction to her associates. As I stood before the painting of the most Love (able) girl in the class, my faithful page, Imagination, drew aside with careful hand the rainbow-tinted veil that hangs between her and the future. I saw her making a successful debut. Season after season she is to be the admired of all admirers. I saw her wooed by scores of suitors, and at first she seemed to have no favorite; at last a musician seemed to be most favored, but just here a noise attracted my attention — I looked again, but the picture had fled. Toward the last of the series I found a painting scarcely finished. Four- teen girls and our beloved presiding teacher appear in this, the walls of a reci tation room forming the background. Memory instantly tells me of the day our class was organized. I heard again the nominations for class officers being made. I saw fair daughters of Texas become president and vice-president. I saw the secretary ' s chair filled by a proud girl from Indian Territory, and two of Tennessee ' s patriotic daughters become poet and historian! Next to the picture just mentioned was another group having the same background and almost the same figures. The faces, however, expressed disap- pointment, and I remembered the day our historian tendered her resignation and announced it as her intention to make more extensive preparations for life. While looking at this painting, Imagination began telling me the future in store for her whom we were so anxious to make our historian. She will press for- ward toward the goal her ambition has set for her, and when all the prepara- tion she needs to be a successful teacher has been made, she will become pro- fessor of the ancient languages in some university. I looked admiringly at the work our poet will soon finish. At first I could not see beyond the present, but as toy vision became clearer I saw the nation in adulation at her feet, and as I looked, behold the reins of government were handed her. She, then, will be the first lady of this broad land, perhaps the first lady president. Our sweet-voiced president, a fair daughter of the broad prairies of Texas, will sing her way into fame. She will be won by a fair haired minister, my imagina- tion tells me, and delight his congregations with her voice. The work of our graceful vice president attracted me so strongly that, for the time being, all other treasures were forgotten. Her future will be bright, as beautiful as her present, for she will be a twentieth- century bachelor girl. As I looked at the picture a fair Ten- nesseean is painting my heart became sad, for Imagination told me her life will have more shadow than sunshine in its morning. r f- 7 56 Her lover will be called to a higher home and she will be faithful to him always. Before she reaches life ' s noon, however, she will have found her work; she is to be a maiden teacher in a kindergarten school. Will no lawyer go forth over the earth from this talented class ? I asked Imagination, and even as I asked, Memory handed me the work our brown-eyed girl from West Tennessee is doing. Ah, yes, she will grace the Supreme bench of Tennessee before twelve years have rolled by, for she will be a lawyer. The fair daughter of Arkansas whose blond hair forms a halo ' round her head will (to predict her future from the work she has almost finished) become anothe r St. Cecilia of world-wide fame. She who came from the wilds of Indian Territory to grace our secretary ' s chair will return to her prairie home and for a while will be the light and joy of her father ' s house, but she will not be left unmolested. Before three years have rolled b} ' she will have yielded her queenly beauty and warm heart to a suitor who has for months begged earnestly that she rule his life henceforth. The only remaining Tennesseean will leave her home near Lebanon in a few years to become the idol of her husband ' s heart. He will be a graduate of Cumberland University, of course. Imagination told me that a checkered career is in store for the Texan whom we fondly call " Grandma. ' ' She will begin teaching soon after graduation, but that is not to be her life work, and in seeking it she will try many things , among them the work of a city missionary. She will, however, be called at last to the editor ' s chair of a leading magazine. The hand of an artist accustomed to ply the brush was very apparent in the next painting that fell into my hand, and the veil that hangs over the future of that artist immediately became transparent. I saw a succession of paintings, illustrations for magazines and other evidences of a successful artistic career which our Arkansas devotee of the brush is to enjoy. As the work of the remaining member of the class blocked my way, I could not avoid seeing it. It was so sadly marred, however, that the future in store for her cannot be very bright. 57 junior Class Officers President . . . Mary Darby Vice President Cora Carter Recording Secretary Sadie Tally Corresponding Secretary . . Martha Martin Treasurer . . May Richardson Veil Annex Juniors, win or die! We 11 be Seniors bye and bye! Hi! Hip! Hid Hurrah! ' ' Daisy " class of ' cj6! motto " Festina lente. " Colors White and Gold. Tlower Daisy. 58 junior glass Roil Alma Amos, A.B. . . . Woodburn, Ky. Julia Brin, A.B. . . . Brownwood, Texas. Susie Comer, A.B. Lebanon, Tenn. Mary Darby, A.B Evansville, Ind. Judith Darby, A.B Evansville, Ind. LiLLiE Hayes, A.B. . . . Woodstock, Ala. Martha Martin, A.B. . Lebanon, Tenn. May Richardson, A.B Athens, Texas. Nannie Wallace, A.B Six Mile, Ala. Alice Williamson, A.B. . . • . . . . Lebanon, Tenn. ESTELLE Anderson, B.S Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Ruby Baird, B.S. . . . Bairds Mills, Tenn. Tabbie Barbee, B.S. . . Lebanon, Tenn. Mattie Ross Caldwell, B.S. . . Trenton, Tenn. Cora Carter, B.S Sheffield, Ala. Emma Chaytor, B.S Texarkana, Texas Ola Echols, B.S. Longview, Texas Annabel Gollathin, B.S. . . Cookeville, Tenn. Lulu Hall, B.S. . . Maxwell, Iowa. Marye Harkreader, B.S. . . Lebanon, Tenn. Lucy Hughes, B.S Fredonia, Ky. Laura Ireland, B.S • Lebanon, Tenn. Clara Looney, B.S Brownwood, Texas. Xotie Martin, B.S. . . . Lebanon, Tenn. Hester McClain, B.S. . Lebanon, Tenn. Irene Neal, B.S Lebanon, Tenn. Edna Rogers, B.S Leaville, Tenn. Louella Stafford, B.S. Pittsburg, Texas Blanche Turner, B.S Yorkville, Tenn. Erma Turner, B.S . . . Yorkville, Tenn. Sadie Tally, B.S. . . Stevenson, x la. LiLLiE Wines, B.S. . . . Fayetteville, Ark. 59 FIRST MONDAY IN LEBANON. Uoice Class ' 95 and Teacher, . . . Miss Aline Pentecost, Tenn. Roll BELLE Tennison Texas Irene STEELE Tennessee Trudy Carroe Tennessee Ola Echoes .... Texas JESSIE Wade Tennessee Ceara Looney . . Texas Jueia Binn Texas IyOuEEEA Stafford Texas IvEEA BOGEE ...... Tennessee Ione Carroe . . . Tennessee NeaeiE Parks Texas Esteele Anderson Texas Deeea Younger Texas Dura Brown Texas JEWEE Newton Texas Mattie Wyeie .... Texas Erma Turner Tennessee Blanche Turner Tennessee Grace Fontaine Arkansas EFFIE Dean Tennessee Dove Batte Texas Frankie Miller . . . Texas Mrs. Denny Illinois Elizabeth Potter Kentucky Substitutes Emma Chaytor Texas Ross Patterson Kentucky Pearl Parks Texas. Ruby Baird Tennessee Mrs. W. L. Darby .... Indiana 62 Guitar Class r Teacher . Miss OtteryilE . Tennessee Gena Hardin . . Texas Trudy Carroll . . . Tennessee Sadie Tally Alabama Minnie Shaver Tennessee Frankie Mai Miller Texas Katie Crawfort Tennessee Cora Carter . . . . . . - . . . Alabama Pearl Harris Tennessee AusTELLE Hearn .... Tennessee Marie Fite .... Tennessee Ella Walker . Tennessee Advanced Physical Culture Class Teacher . . . LiLLiE Rankin Bird Duston, Ardmore, Ind. Ter. Pearl Harris, Waverly, Tenn. Irene Steele, Chattanooga, Tenn. Stella Wilson, Russellville, Ark. Lucy Hughes, Crider, Ky. BELLE Tennison, Mount Pleasant, Texas. Ross Patterson, Franklin, Ky. NiTA Williams, Ardmore, Ind. Ter. Leila Hays, Woodstock, Ala. 64 I 9ML c 7 Beta Cbeta Pi Toundcd m Jlctivc Chapters Alpha, Miami, 1839 Beta, Western Reserve, 1841 Gamma, Washington-Jefferson, 1842 DELTA, DePauw, 1S45 Epsilon, Center, 1848 ZETa, Hampden-Sidney, 1850 Eta, Harvard, 1843 Theta, Ohio Wesleyan, 1853 IOTA, Hanover, 1853 Kappa, Brown, 1849 Lambda, University of Michigan, 1845 Mu, Cumberland, 1854 Nu, Union, 1881 Omicron, University of Virginia, 1885 Pi, Indiana University, 1845 Rho, Northwestern, 1873 Sigma, Stephens Institute, 1879 Tau, Wabash, 1845 Upsilon, Boston; 1876 Chi, Beloit, 1862 Psi, Bethany, i860 Omega, University of California, 1879 Alpha Alpha, Columbia, 1881 Alpha Beta, State University of Iowa, 1865 Alpha Gamma, Wittenberg, 1867 Alpha Delta, Westminster, 1867 Alpha Epsilon. Iowa Wesleyan, 1867 Alpha Zeta, Denver University, 1888 Alpha Eta, Denison, 1868 Alpha Kappa, Richmond, 1871 Alpha Lambda, Westover, 1872 Alpha Nu, University of Kansas, 1872 Alpha Xi, Knox, 1855 Alpha Pi, University of Wisconsin, 1873 Alpha Sigma, Dickinson, 1874 Alpha Tau, University of Nebraska, 1888 Alpha Upsilon, Pennsylvania State, 1888 Alpha Chi, Johns Hopkins, 1878 Alpha Omega, Dartmouth, 1889 Beta Alpha, Kenyon, 1879 Beta Gamma, Rutgers, 1891 Beta Delta, Cornell, 1876 Beta Epsilon, Syracuse, 1889 Beta Zeta, St. Lawrence, 1879 Beta Eta, Maine State, 1879 BETA Theta, Colgate, 1880 BETA Iota, Amherst, 1884 Beta Kappa, Ohio University, 1841 Beta Lambda, Vanderbilt, 1884 Beta Nu, University of Cincinnati, 1890 Beta Omicron, University of Texas, 1885 Beta Pi, University of Minnesota, 1890 Beta Chi, Lehigh, 189 1 Zeta Phi, University of Missouri, 1890 Eta Beta, University of North Carolina Theta Delta, Ohio State University, 1885 Mu Epsilon, Wesleyan, 1890 Phi Alpha, Davidson, 1889 Phi Chi, Yale, 1891 Lambda Rho, University of Chicago, 1893 Lambda Sigma, Leland Stanford, 1893 . fllumni ebaptm Boston Detroit Providence New York Baltimore Wheeling Kansas City Richmond Chicago Indianapolis St. Paul Cincinnati Denver San Francisco 66 Beta Cbeta PHIttu Chapter established i$54 Colors Tlowcr Pink and Pale Blue Whit e Niphetos Rose Azure Field, White Border, Red Rose and Three Stars fraternity Veil Phi Chi Phi ! Beta Theta Pi! W-o-o-g-l-i-n, Woog-lin, H ooglin! Chapter Veil Who are you? Phi Chi Phi, We are Mtt of Beta Theta Phi ! Tratres in Urbe R. P. McClain Amsi Hooker Tratres in facilitate Dr. Andrew B. Martin . . . Professor of Law Dr. R. V. FOSTER . . . Professor of Theology Rev. W. P. Bone .... Professor of Theology W. D. McLaughlin . Professor of Ancient Languages I. W. P. Buchanan . . . Professor of Mathematics members i$95- ' 96 ' 95 William Pleasant Stribling, LL.B. ' 96 Virgil Ranson Hagerman, LL.B. Nemias Bramlette Beck, LL.B. Harry Lea Coe, LL.B. John Bryan Thomason, LL.B. John Burton Moore, LL.B. James David Senter, LL.B. Frank Bristow Gill, LL.B. James Wallace Baker, LL.B. Bate Bond, LL.B. Alexander McKenzie McClain, LL.B. Orlow Bertrand Matthews, A.B. Otho Floyd Matthews, B.S. ' 97 Charles Ready Williamson, A.B. MOREAU PlNKLEY EsTES, LL.B. ' 9$ Jordan Stokes Brown, B.S. Albert Green Caldwell, A.B. ' 99 Hugh Ross Adams, B.S. 67 Sigma Alpha epsilon founded in use at University of Alabama Roll of Chapters Beta Upsilon, Boston University Iota Tau, Massachusetts Institute Technology Gamma, Harvard University Dei.Ta, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Omicron, University of Virginia Sigma, Washington and Lee Xi, University of North Carolina TheTa, Davidson College Delta, South Carolina College Phi, Furman University Gamma, Wofford College Beta, University of Georgia Psi, Mercer University Epsilon, Emory College Phi, Georgia School of Technology Mu, Columbia University Sigma Phi, St. Stephens College Omega, Allegheny College Sigma Phi, Dickinson College Alpha Zeta, Pennsylvania State College Zeta, Bucknell University Iota Beta, University of Michigan Alpha, Adrian College Sigma, Mount Union College Delta, Ohio Wesleyan University Epsilon, University of Cincinnati Theta, Ohio State University Alpha, Franklin College Beta, Purdue University Psi Omega, Northwestern University Alpha, Trinity College Kappa, Central University Iota, Bethel College Zeta, Southwestern Presbyterian University Lambda, Cumberland University Nu, Vanderbilt University Kappa, LTniversity of Tennessee Omega, Univerity of the South Eta, Southwestern Baptist University Mu, University of Alabama Iota, Southern University Alpha Mu, Alabama A. and M. College Gamma, University of Mississippi Sigma, Simpson College Alpha, University of Missouri Alpha, Central College Beta, Washington University Lambda Pi, University of Nebraska Alpha Upsilon, University of Arkansas Rho, University of Texas Chi, University of Colorado Zeta, Denver University Alpha, Leland Stanford, Jr., University BETA, University of California Alumni Associations New York City Atlanta Pittsburg, Pa Chattanooga Chicago Cincinnati Augusta, Ga Kansas City Boston Savannah Alliance, Ohio Jackson, Miss 68 Sigma Alpha €p$iIott«Cambda Chapter Established in i860 Colors PzLrple and Old Gold flower Violet Veil Phi Alpha AH Kazee! Phi Alpha Ali Kazonf Sigma Alpha! Sigma Alpha! Sigma Alpha Epsilon ! ! J ratres in Urbe Robinson McMillan S. L. Dook Tratres in Tacultate Lieut. Chas. E. Gerhardt, 8th U. S. Infantry Prof. H. W. Grannis, Professor Latin and Greek, Preparatory Department Prof. H. N. Grannis, Professor History, English and Mathematics, Preparatory Department ?ratre$ in gollegio E. W. Blackburn, B.S. " 96 F. J. Sanders, Jr., LL.B. ' 97 J. T. Baskerville, LL.B. ' 96 S. H. Borrow, LL.B. ' 96 Walter Dugger, M.A., LL.B. ' 96 j. m. Webb, b.A. ' 96 R. R. Dook, B,S., ' 93, LL.B. ' 96 A. M. Webb, B.A. ' 98 A. A. Hornsby, LL.B. H. D. Derrick, LL.B. ' 95 W. S. Kennard, B.A. ' 96 R. F. White, B.A. ' gt C. E. Pigford, B.A., LL.B. ' 96 S. J. White, B.S. ' 94, LL.B. " 96 A. P. Stewart, b.A. ' 99 s. P. Caldwell, LL.B. ' 97 G. F. Stewart, B.P. ' 94, LL.B. ' 96 F E. S. Porter, B.A. ' 99 A. A. Sternberger, LL.B. ' 96 69 Alpha Cau Omega Founded in 1S65 at Richmond, Va., by Rev. Otis A. Glazebrook, D.D., Captain Alfred Marshall, Judge Erskine M. Ross. Tlower White Tea Rose Colors Sky Bhte and Old Gold Active Chapters Alpha Epsilon, A. M. College, Ala. Beta Beta, Southern University, Ala. Beta Delta, University of Alabama Beta Psi, Leland Stanford University, Cal. Alpha Beta, University of Georgia Alpha Theta, Emory College, Ga. Alpha Zeta, Mercer University, Ga. Beta Iota, School of Technology, Ga. Gamma Gamma, Rose Polytechnic, Ind. Gamma Zeta, University of Illinois Gamma Beta, Tufts College, Mass. Beta Epsilon, Tulane University, La. Beta Upsilon, State College, Me. Gamma Alpha, Colby University, Me. Alpha Mu, Adrian College, Mich. Beta Kappa, Hillsdale College, Mich. Beta Omicron, Albion College, Mich. Alpha Delta, University of N. C. Alpha Chi, Trinity College, N. C. Alpha Omicron, St. Lawrence University, N. Y. Beta Theta, Cornell University, N. Y. Alpha Nu, Mt. Union College, Ohio Alpha Psi, Wittenberg College, Ohio Beta Eta, Wesleyan University, Ohio Beta Mu, Wooster University, Ohio BETA Rho, Marietta College, Ohio Beta Omega, State University, Ohio Alpha Iota, Mulenburg College, Pa. Alpha Rho, Lehigh University, Pa. Alpha Upsilon, Pennsylvania College Tau, University of Pennsylvania Gamma Delta, Brown University, R. I. Alpha Phi, South Carolina College Beta Phi, Wofford College, S. C. Alpha Tau, S.W. Pres. University, Tenn. Beta Pi, Vanderbilt University, Tenn. Beta Tau, S.W. Baptist University, Tenn. Lambda, Cumberland Lmiversity, Tenn. Omega, University of the South, Tenn. Gamma Epsilon, Austin College, Texas Beta Zeta, University of Vermont- Beta, Washington and Lee University, Va. Delta, University of Virginia Jfluntni Associations Alabama Alumni Association Allentown Alumni Association Chicago Alumni Association D. C. Alumni Association New York Alumni Association Ohio Alumni Association Pittsburg Alumni Association Springfield Alumni Association Pennsylvania Alumni Association Tennessee Alumni Association Arkansas Alumni Association . Cleveland Alumni Association . Boston Alumni Association Birmingham, Ala. Allentown, Pa. Chicago, 111. Washington New York Tiffin, Ohio Pittsburg, Pa. Springfield, Ohio Philadelphia, Pa. Nashville, Tenn. Little Rock, Ark. Cleveland, Ohio Boston, Mass. 70 Alpha Caii Omeaa«€enn. Cambda Chapter established in 186$ Rc-cstablisbcd in i$$9 Veil Hip, Hurrah! Hip, Hurrah! Three Cheers for Alpha Tau! Hurrah! Httrrah! Hurrah! fratres in Urbe Zac. Tolliver John E. Baker B. J. DlLLARD J. T. Odum John Cowan Porter McClain Edgar Green In golkgio ' 96 B. B. Alexander, LL.B. A. B. Belding, LL.B. J. O. Caldwell, LL.B. P. W. Dent, LL.B. O. W. Donart, LL.B. J. Christ. Graham, LL.B. E. J. Hobdy, LL.B. John J. Montgomery, LL.B. A. B. Neil, LL.B. N. W. Palmer, LL.B. S. C. Tigert, LL.B. Ed. H. White, LL.B. W. E, Williams, LL.B. ' 97 J. E. Horton, A.B. ' 9$ C. T. GiLLiLAND, A.B. E. J. McCROSKEV, A.B. O. T. McCroskey, A.B. ' 99 D. O. Cameron, A.B. T. B. Forgey, A.B. C. L. Hobdy, B.S. 7i Kappa Sigma established at University of Uirgtnia in is : Colors flower (9 G rf, Maroon and Peacock Bine Lily of the Valley Active Chapters Gamma, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. DELTA, Davidson College, Davidson, N C. Epsilon, Centenary College, Jackson, La. ZeTa, University of Virginia, Charlottes- ville, Va. Eta, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland; Va. Theta, Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn. Iota, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas. Kappa, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. Lambda, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. Mu, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. Nu, William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va. Xi, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. Pi, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa. Sigma, Tulane University, New Orleans, La.. Tau, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. Upsilon, Hampden-Sidney College, Hampden-Sidney, Va. Phi, Southwestern Presbyterian Univer- sity, Clarksville, Tenn. Chi, Purdue University, LaFayette, Ind. Psi, Maine State College, Orono, Maine. Omega, University of the South, Se- wanee, Tenn. Chi Omega, South Carolina College, Columbia, S. C. Eta Prime, Trinity College, Durham, S. C. Alpha Beta, Mercer University, Ma- con, Ga. Alpha Gamma, University of Illinois, Champaign, 111. Alpha Delta, Pennsylvania State College, State College, Pa. Alpha Epsilon, University of Pennsyl- vania, Philadelphia, Pa. Alpha Zeta, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. Alpha Theta, Southwestern Baptist University, Jackson, Tenn. Alpha Iota, U. S. Grant University, Athens, Tenn. Alpha Kappa, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. Alpha Lambda, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. Alpha Mu, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. Alpha Nu, Wofford College, Spartan- burg, S. C. Alpha Xi, Bethel College, Russellville, Ky. Alpha Pi, Wabash College, Crawfords- ville, Ind. Alpha Rho, Bowdoin College, Bruns- wick, Maine. Alpha Sigma, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Alpha Tau, Georgia School of Tech- nology, Atlanta, Ga. Alpha Upsilon, Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss. JTIumni Associations Chicago Alumni Association, Chicago, 111. New Orleans Alumni Association, New Orleans, La. New York Alumni Association, New York City, N. Y. Philadelphia Alumni Association, Philadelphia, Pa. Pittsburg Alumni Association, Pittsburg, Pa. Yazoo City Alumni Association, Yazoo City, Miss. K PPa Sigma «€beta Chapter Established i$$7 fratres in Urbe E. E. Adams W. S. Faulkner F. C. Stratton C B. Brown R. M. Fields H. F. Stratton H. J. Brown C. M. Hunter R. vS. Brown W. C. KellEy Tratres in facultaie Laban Lacy Rice, Ph.D. Professor of English Finis King Farr, B.D Professor of Hebrew Active members ' 96 Ernest Washington Essary, LL.B. Harry Perciyal Fall, LL.B. Philip Matson Gatch, LL.B. Luther Alexander Johnson, LL.B. William Blackstone Neely, LL.B. ' 97 Harry Buchanan Kirkpatrick, A.B. Carl Nunn, LL.B. James Smartt Waterhouse, A.B. ' 9$ Henry Xesbit Barbee, B.D. Charles Moore Collins, B.D. William Lambert Darby, B.D. ' 99 Samuel Dodson Johnson, A.B. Wiley Douglas Johnson, A.B. Special Robert Ebenezer Hearn 73 Pi K ppa Alpha Established at University of Uirginia in is«s founders Frederick S. Taylor . . . Norfolk, Va. JuliEn E. Wood ...... Elizabeth City, N. C. L. W. Tazewell Norfolk, Va. Robertson Howard .... Washington, D. C. James B. Sclater .... Richmond, Va. Colors Old Gold and Garnet magazine " Shield and Diamond " Veil Waw, rippety, zip bang Whoop, bang, hie Hurrah ! Hooray ! Hurrah I Pi ! Officers of Grand Council Grand High Councilor . . . Rev. D. J. Brimm Councilor Princeps . . . . . . R. R. Jones Grand Treasurer Robert A. Smyth Grand Secretary .... J. Gray McAllister Grand Chaplain .... Rev. Theron H. Rice 74 Pi Kappa fllpba-Rbo Chapter Organized 1892 Tratres in Tacultate A. G. Reichert, Instructor in Music, C. U. Annex S. H. Landrum, Instructor in Art, C. U. Annex Active members ' 96 A. B. Anderson, LL.B. W. M. Crawford, B.D. R. H. Fry, B. D. O. M. Grisham, LL.B. G. H. Hogan, B.D. E. B. Landis, A.B. J. W. McDonald, B.D. W. B. Miller, A.B. James Rayburn, A.B. E. B. Rayburn, LL.B. ' 97 W. H. Dickey, A.B. A. W. Henderson, B.D. ' 9$ C. L. Dickey, B.D. R. Gibson Dickey, A.B. W. V. McAdoo, A.B. A. B. Me Williams, A.B. M. D. Williams, A.B. ' 99 J. H. Patton, A.B. Goat Rairs Stray Can-€ater$ Hunter Wood, Jr., P K 2 University of Virginia Max Uueddeman, K A University of Alabama J. D. Richardson, Jr., 2 X Vanderbilt University M. C. KeTchum, A K E Vanderbilt University Robert M. Moorman, A K E Vanderbilt University Robert A. Hiul, Jr. A K E University of Mississippi E. J. Chestnut, AE m%m Our GreeK Graveyard Born Died K ' ■ of A K B 1S57 1873 of A ;i858 1861 AA 1858 1861 N of K E . 1859 1861 Tenn. B of t K ......... i860 1879 Z of X . . . . 1S61 1861 I A of f r A 1869 1878 N of 2 X 1872 18S0 A KO (local) 1889 1S90 n AG (local) 1S92 1893 76 ui A y S (Oj ri, , . 7. o s Officers ' 95 6 Presidents W. B. Miller, J. W. McDonald, J. S. Waterhouse, M. W. Robison Uice Presidents J. B. Oakley, W. J. Bruce, J. H. Pattox, J. W. Stephens Secretaries J. S. Waterhouse, M. B. Molloy, M. D. Williams, W. J. Bruce treasurers R. H. Claggett, W. L. Darby, W. F. Perry Critics W. F. Padgett, G. H. Hoga x, A. W. Henderson, W. B. Miller Censor Ittorums E. B. Landis, W. F. Perry, B. A. Hodges, W. D. Darby historian W. V. McAdoo 79 Reuretbelian Society members r E. B. Landis W. V. McAdoo J. S. Waterhouse W. F. Padgett R. G. Claggett B. A. Hodges R. E- KEATHLY W. F. Perry J. W. Stephens C. D. Bates J. H. PatTon M. W. Robison J. W. McDonald D. M. Vineyard R. E. Herring David Owen S. Park A. R. Brown W. B. Miller J. B. Oakeey D. M. Ogden J. L. Hale W. F. Hereford M. B. Moeeoy A. B. McWlLLIAMS W. J. Bruce E. W. Williams M. D. Williams W. D. Thompson A. W. Henderson G. H. Hogan W. E- Darby C. M. Collins O. T. McCroskey G. W. Fender H. P. Dickson W. H. Dickey E. J. McCroskey 80 fii$tory N THE year that Polk and Clay were candidates for President of the United States, the Heurethelian Literary Society was founded, and ever since her administration has been an event- ful and glorious one. The members that have graced her hall have hailed from the sunny climes of magnolia groves to the frigid plains of the north ; from the Sun-rise Kingdom to the zephyr-kissed waves of the Golden Gate. Many have done well and their words have gone unto the ends of the world. As the good book tells us, " It is not good to be alone, " we have heeded its teachings. A fairer and nobler ' ' better half ' ' cannot be found than in our honorary society — San Souci. Though the Philomatheans laud their ' rock-ribbed ' ' orators, though the Caruthers boast of their Warren County men, yet the good old Heurethelian, which dates from the time when Cumberland University was in its swaddling bands, has lost none of its vivacity, but has gone from strength to strength. ph 6 81 •(Incorporates January 31, 1S4S ¥ Officers for Xa$t term Robert M. Moorman Luther A. Johnson R. D. Chambers Robert h. Eeatherwood M. G. Anderson J. S. Parsons Waeter S. Dugger C. E. Pigford (Ex. Pres.) President Vice President Recording Secretary Asst. Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary Treasurer Critic Marshal 82 Pbilomatbean Society J. G. Atkinson B. B. Alexander M. G. Anderson A. B. Anderson J. N. Burroughs J. W. Baker, Ex. V. Pres. J. T. BaskeryillE, Ex. Pres. A. B. Bedding Bate Bond N. B. Beck H. L- Coe J. O. Caldwell R. D. Chambers O. W. Don art G. W. Donart Ridley Deane w. s. dugger P. W. Dent J. F. Eggleston W. E. Enloe E. W. ESSARY H. P. Fall Philip Gatch F. B. Gill B. D. Gross members J. C. Graham, Ex. V. Pres. O. M. Grisham Jno. A. Greer J. J. Herring A. A. Hornsby C. E. Hunt E. J. HOBDY V. R. Hagerman, Ex. Pres. M. B. HOLIFIELD M. P. HowSER W. D. HowSER E- B. Jenks L. A. Johnson B. F. James M. C. Ketchum R. L. Leatherwood Max Lueddemann R. M. Moorman A. M. McClain J. J. Montgomery J. B. Moore A. B. Neil A. J. Newman W. B. NEELY J. S. Parsons G. L. Prather S. F. Parks N. W. Palmer J. M. Paul C E. Pigford, Ex. Pres. H. B. Quimby S. W. Ray J. D. Richardson, Jr. G. F. Stewart J. D. Senter, Ex. V. Pres. W. P. Stribling A. A. Sternberger J. S. Severson A. H. Tipton S. C. Tigert J. B. Thomason W. E. Williams G. E. Wilson W. C. Wyatt L. B. Wiseman W. R. Wiseman S. J. White Hunter Wood, Jr. 83 Officers for w$-w Presidents J. H. King J. C. Wiujams R. W. Smartt C. h- Dickey W. T. Swaim like Presidents E. W. Graves W. T. Swaim A. M. Webb Secretaries J. M. Webb R. F. White O. B. Mathews W. L. Livingston T. B. Forgey Critics James Rayburn R. W. Smartt W. S. Kennard treasurers J. H. Burress J. M. Webb W. T. Swaim F. E. Walker E. Rudolph R. F. White Chaplains W. L. Livingston J. N. Steele Censors J. D. Sauls L- P. Bobo R. G. White R. F. White Parliamentarians E. B. Rayburn W. S. Kennard historian T. B. FORGEY Sergeants E. S. Porter L. W. Elliott ms»» Roll of members for wsw H. C. Adams F. P. Arterburn M. R. Bandy L. P. Bobo Jordan Brown J. H. Burress T. W. Davidson S. J. Davis C. L. Dickey R. W. Dowell L. W. Elliott T. B. Forgey N. F. Grafton E. W. Graves S. B. Hand E. L. Hobdy W. D. Hanks J as. Horton G. O. HUBBERT W. S. Kennard J. H. King W. L. Livingston J. L. Lewis J. J. Montgomery O. B. Mathews O. F. Mathews J. H. Payne E. S. Porter E. B. Rayburn James Rayburn Elmer Rudolph J. D. Sauls R. W. SmarTT J. R. Smith J. N. Steele T. B. Stephens A. P. Stewart L. A. Street F. J. Sullivan W. T. Swaim F. E. Walker J. M. Webb A. M. Webb R. F. White R. G. White J. C. Williams Charles Williamson 85 Cumberland University moot Court PC 5 T Mc H Bi -i_S ° Officers wh Supreme Judges Max Lueddemann W. P. Stribling J. G. Atkinson a. H. Tipton J. B. Thomason G. F. Stewart H. D. Derrick A. J. Newman M. C. Ketchum A. M. McCeain Circuit Judges E. L. White J. T. Baskerviele H. P. Fall J. B. Thomason Attorneys-General P. W. Dent W. P. Stribling J. B. Thomason Circuit Clerks J. C. Graham J. F. Eggleston G. F. Stewart A. A. Sternberger Sheriffs Eli Friedlob Max Eueddemann E. L White S. P. Caldwell 86 Roll of Attorneys B. B. Alexander J. G. ATKINSON M. G. Anderson A. B. Axdersox J. T. Baskerville J. W. Baker Bate Boxd S. H. Barrox N. B. Beck H. L. Coe S. P. Caldwell R. D. Chambers W. S- Dugger P. W. Dent H. D. Derrick R. R. Doak W. E- Enloe E. W. ESSARY H. P. Fall Eli Friedlob R. C. Faulk Philip Gatch F. B. Gill E. S. Garnett O. M. Grisham A. H. Hunt A. B. Humphreys E. J. Hobdy A. A. Hornsby " V. R. Hagerman M. P. Howser B. F. James L. A. Johnson E. B. Jenks M. C. Ketchum Max Lueddemann R. M. Moorman A. M. McClain J. B. Moore A. J. Newman W. B. Neely Carl Nunn C. E. Pigford J. M. Paul N. W. Palmer J. D. Richardson W. P. Stribling A. A. Sternberger G. F. Stewart J. D. Senter J. S. Severson J. B. Thomason A. H. Tipton D. R. Wiseman L. B. Wiseman Hunter Wood S. J. White 87 C rruti tier ' s [jjooh 3£- Circuit Court. motto Fac tis et J T erbis T the beginning of the January term of 1896 the Caruthers Moot y ; ; M. ' ,B i; Court was organized, and with its enthusiastic roll of attorneys y it has demonstrated the great advantages of a moot court in the study of law. If the past brief and prosperous history is a presage of its future, truly it will be no small factor in the work which has given fame to the Law Department of Cumberland University. Its promoters wish for it no happier fate than an existence of usefulness and inspiration to the true and earnest students who worship at the shrine of law and justice. Such a future they have reason to believe it will have, thus reflecting added honor to the illustrious name it bears. The motive moves, the impulse drives, And eloquence runs justice down ; The culprit smiles and walks away — The jury ' s hung to save his crown. Officers of Cambers moot Court Chief Justices J. Clint Graham R. L. Leatherwood Associate Justices G. W. Donart J. F. Eggeeston S. W. Ray J. S. Parsons Circuit Judges J. N. Borroughs J. C. Graham State ' s Attorneys Robert L. Eeatherwood H. B. Ouimby Clerks Samuee W. Ray W. R. Wiseman Sheriffs Ae. B. Beeding J. J. Adams Roll of Attorneys . F. Eggeeston Samuee C. Tigert A. Brameette Neie G. W. Donart John A. Greer T. E. Geurin S. R. Harper J. Ceint Graham N. W. Paemer J. Oeeie Caedweee Robert c. Fauek R. L. Robinson John J. Montgomery M. B. Hoeifieed J. N. Burroughs John J. Herring John J. Adams Aebert Breyard Rayburn Robert L. Leatherwood John E. Fisher O. W. Donart George W. Ferguson A. P. Wamack W. Ed. Wieliams Samuee W. Ray W. Reagan Wiseman Rideey Deane Ae. B. Beeding Jordan S. Parsons C. G. Hoeifieed S. F. Parks H. B. Quimby B. D. Gross T. M. Hooker Edward B. Jenks 89 Officers i$95- ' 96 E. W. Graves . J. S. Waterhouse W. B. MlEEER J. L. Haee E. B. Landis Eemus Rudolph President Vice President Treasurer Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary Organist Chairmen of Standing Committees W. V. McAdoo Devotional W. F. Hereford Membership E. B. Landis Bible Study W. F. PADGETT Missionary W. B. MiEEER i Finance N. F. Grafton Building Active Members, 51 ; Associate, 9. Regular devotional meetings, Friday night, at 7:00 or 7:30; and Sunday morning, at 8:45. The annual week of prayer was observed the third week in November ; services were conducted by Rev. J. W. McDonald, and resulted in the spiritual strengthening of members and the moral elevation of the student body. 90 Arkansas Club A. B. Belding R. Newell Turner E. W. Blackrurn A. J. Newman Officers President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Veil Razsle, dazzle, zip, zoo, rah ! We are the sons of Arkansaw ! Class of Ninety-Five and Six, Hurrah ! hurrah for Arkansaw ! mono Each for the other and all for God members R. Newell Turner J.B.Oakley j.J. Montgomery J. B. Moore A. J. Newman A. B. Belding Rev. J. T. Molloy Mrs. J. T. Molloy M. D. Williams A. C. Curtis J. S. Parsons R- W. Dowell N. D. Hanks C. D. Bates Miss Lillie Wines Miss Lillie Rankin D. M. Vineyard S. F. Parks E. W. Blackburn Prof. A. H. Buchanan Prof. I. W. P. Buchanan Prof. J. I. D. Hinds 93 Cexas Club Officers J. Wallace Baker D. O. Cameron S. W. Ray J. Clint Graham President Vice President Secretary and Treasure! Historian Veil Zip ! rah ! buzz ! bas ! Zip ! rah ! buzz ! bas ! Get — -your — gun ! Tex — as ! ! Roll N. W. Palmer S. W. Ray D. O. Cameron J. Ollie Caldwell Walter W. Newton Geo. H. Newton Luther A. Johnson Wiley D. Johnson Sam D. Johnson Robt. C. Faulk W. R. Wiseman L. B. Wiseman H. P. Fall Nat F. Grafton Wm. H. Dickey Ridley Deane T. B. Stephens J. W. Stephens G. W. Fender S. Park G. L. Crawford B. F. James R. L. Robinson B. A. Hodges J. W. Baker J. Clint Graham honorary members J. H. Tipton Elizabethton, Tenn. Sam F. Parks Talequah, I. T. Walter S. Dugger Vinita, I. T. WinsTEAD P. Bone Mt. Selman, Texas S. H. Landrum Whitewriffht, Texas 95 I i Veil motto z - • ., Our greatest enemy is whisky, Rock and Rve ' and our highest ambition is to n . , , -Z? z ? grass country, surround the enemy. . ° Kam-Hick-ai ! Officers Col. Virgil Hagerman .... President Col. W. B. Neelv .... Vice President Col. C. L. Hobdy . . Secretary and Treasurer Col. E. J. Hobdy Chaplain Col. Hunter Wood, Jr Corkpuller Col. F. B. Gill Bouncer Col. C. G. Holifield . Butler of the bunghole members Col. Hunter Wood, Jr. Col- Virgil Hagerman Col. C. G. Holifield Col. M. B. Holifield Col. F. B. Gill Col. W. B. Neely Col. R. H. Claggett Col. E. J. Hobdy Col. C L. Hobdy Col. S. H. Barron Frater in Facultate, Col. L. L. Rice " And there are others. " 96 Officers M. C. Ketchum President J. B. Thomasox Vice President R. M. Moormax Secretary -Treasurer J. D. Sexter Historian Cracker Jacks! Are We, We! We oire the Boys from West Tennessee members B. B. Alexander H. X. Barbee Bate Boxd a. G. Caldwell S. P. Caldwell R. D. Chambers P. W. Dent W. S. Dugger L. W. Elliott W. Exloe E. W. Essary M. P. Estes Eli Friedlob A. A. Hornsby A. H. Hunt M. C. Ketchum R. M. Moorman M. R. Moorman Carl Xuxx C. E. Pigford J. D. Sauls J. D. Sexter J. W. Stark A. A. Sternberger J. B. Thomasox W. P. Wade E. L. White S. J. White W. C. Wyatt fionorary members A. H. Tiptox J. D. RlCHARDSOX H. R. Adams Elizabethton, Tenn. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Corinth, Miss. : Deceased ph 7 97 v- ft i ft B, Qui m by, r ere we rest, Alabama £lub James E. Hortox G. D. Gross M. W. Robison F. E. Walker George F. Stewart President Vice President Secretar}- Treasurer Historian members James E. Horton G D. Gross F. E. Walker W. F. Livingston E. J. Chestnut Prof. W. D. McLaughlin Max Lueddemann W. F. Hereford G. F. Stewart M. W. Robison J. W. McDonald Will Carter 9 3 WHITE ' S OPERA HOUSE Entertainment given by the Faculty and Trustees FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE POOR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ProgTam arranged by Grover Cleveland, Esq., of Washington Fndav, December 13th, 8 P. M. Matinee, December 14th, 1:30 A. M FIRST HALF THE CHESTNUT BOUGH, Acted in Pants O ' Mine PIANIST ANTON RUBINSTEIN (Deceased) CAST Jane Ever (bride) Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt Eord Shovel (groom) Mr. Marlborough Efridge Baron Mr. Buck Adcock Baroness Miss Parphelia Toulander Jester at (Moot) Court Mr. Henderson Blackstone May Queen (Weather too Cold) Wedding Guests: Misses Patti, Modjeska, Russell, Uangtry ; Messrs. Thomas B. Reed, David B. Hill, H. Clay Evans, Forest Proctor, Roll Organ; Eight pages and a cover; Bridesmaids, Chambermaids, Grooms, Jockeys, Janitors, Firemen, Soldiers, Sailors, Picka- ninnies, Gravediggers, Ghosts, Umpire and Referee. Jane Ever (Reading of poem) Prof. A. H. Merrill Offense I. Wedding reception, guests keep still (in pantomime). Music. The chestnut bough gets in its work. Bride and groom enter in traveling dress, looking (pneu- matic) tired. Singing (?) More singing. Bride disappears. Tableau. Spasm II. Old Garret. Bride enters alone. The fatal chest. Act III. (The advertisements couldn ' t be secured.) Touchdown IV. Rube Burrows and Burt Bustup, in attempting to rob the treasurer of the Athletic Association, discover the sad fate of bride. Vision of Treasurer. Tableaux. Apotheosis of bride. Curtain. No extra charge for the SECOND HALF Banjo Specialty Thomas Jefferson Vocal Solo Mr. Seph Sanders LIVING PICTURES A Bird in the Cage , The Bird Two Favorites (four poses) ; . . " ' . In Person After the Ball The Lit. Student 9:30 a. m. The Law Student 9:30 p. m. The Theolog Midnight The Annex Maid . " . " One We Stole Dixie A Veteran- Vocal Solo . . George Washington The performance to conclude with POSING AND CATCH AS CATCH-CAN WRESTLING By Messrs. McKenzie and Humphreys. A. L. SLOW 4. CO.. SCHOOL PRINTERS. 99 €. U. Dramatic Club Officers Grover Cleveland ' . President Alex. McClain . Stage Manager Finis K. Farr Musical Director C. M. Collins Chorus Leader Stewart McKenzie Face Maker Max LuEddemann ..... Manipulator of the Egg-Protector W. P. Stribling Business Manager Chas. Williamson Bill Poster members of Company Alex. McClain Finis K. Farr C. M. Collins- Max Lueddemann J. B. Moore R, M. Moorman W. P. Stribling Chas. Williamson Seph. Sanders Harry Coe P. Gatch Hunter Wood S. H. Barron John Kirkpatrick " Crip " Kirkpatrick Olin Donart Jas. D. " Spot " Richardson William Blackstone Kent Cooley Neely, et aL 100 Uarsity football Ceam manager W. P. Stribung Goacfc James R. Rash Lester Hobdy . Hunter Wood Brice Bains D. O. Caidierox Frank White Samtjee Tigert Edgar Hobdy Otho F. Matthews (Captain) Romo White D. M. Ogden A. B. Humphreys Captain Otho F. Matthews Left End Left Tackle Left Guard Center Rush Right Guard Right Tackle Right End Quarter Back Left Half Back Right Half Back Full Back Substitutes C. G. HOEIFIEED R. H. Claggett Orin Donart D. W. Fakes G. L. Crofford C. T. GlLLILAND S. W. Ray Games Scheduled Oct. 18, Cumberland, 16, vs. University of Nashville, o, at Lebanon Oct. 25, Cumberland, 38, vs. W. and M. College . . o, at Lebanon Nov. 2, Cumberland, 6, vs. University of the South, 16, at Sewanee Nov. 19, Cumberland, to, vs. Nashville Athletic Club, o, at Lebanon . o, at Bowling Green Nov. 28, Cumberland, 6, vs. Ogden College Games Declared Off Oct. 27, Memphis Athletic Club, at Memphis Nov. 9, University of Alabama, at Tuscaloosa, Ala. Nov. 31, Louisville Athletic Club, at Louisville, Ky. Baseball team S. J. White, Manager E. W. Blackburn, Captain M. P. Estes .... E. W. Blackburn S. W. Ray Eli Friedlob . S. J. White E. J. Hobdy H. B. KirkpaTrick R. N. TURNER) R. W. SmarTT S O. F. Matthews-, C. L Hobdy ) Catcher . Pitcher First Base Second Base Shortstop . Third Base Left Field Right Field Center Field Games Played Cumberland vs. Vanderbilt, 12 — 12 Cumberland vs. Vanderbilt, 6 — 16 DEPARTED THIS PRESENT EXISTENCE FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF TOO SEVERE A DOSE OF RULES AT THE HANDS OF THE FACULTY, April 20, 1S96. PEACE TO THEIR BALLS AND BATS. I04 Athletic team ¥ Captain Manager Manager Field Sports J. D. Richardson, Jr. Hunter Wood, Jr. J. B. Thomason members ioo Yard Dash — E. Hobdv, Hill, L. Hobdy 220 Yard Dash — Hears, Richardson, E. Hobdy 120 Yard Hurdle — White, McFarland, Matthews 440 Yard Dash — Gill, Richardson, Caldwell 880 Yard Dash — Baker, Richardson, Smartt, Kirkpatrick, Gill Mile Run — Smartt, Caldwell, Kirkpatrick, Baker Running High Jump — Hearn, E. Hobdy, White Standing Broad Jump — White, L. Hobdy, Porter Running Broad Jump — L- Hobdy, Holifield, Whits Pole Yault — Matthews, Hearn, McClain Putting Shot — Cameron, Livingston, Holifield Throwing Hammer — Cameron, Livingston, Holifield 105 Athletic Association Officers Prof. Lacy L. Rice Walter S. Dugger Harry Kirkpatrick . Sidney White C. Blackburn Jas. D. Richardson, Jr. . Hunter Wood, Jr. President Vice President Secretary and Treasurer Manager Baseball Team Captain Baseball Team Captain Athletic Association . Manager Athletic Team John B. Thomason Manager Field Sports Cast field Day Records Putting Shot ioo Yards Dash 220 Yards Dash . 440 Yards Dash Pole Vault . Half Mile Run . Standing Broad Jump Running Broad Jump Running High Jump Throwing Hammer . Munroe Munroe Munroe McCorry Munroe Smartt White White . Hearn White Note— Man} ' of these records have been broken, but not officially. 30 ft. 6 in. 10 3-5 sec. 24 sec. 56 sec. S ft. 8 in. 2 min. 18 3-5 sec. 9 ft. 9 1-2 in. 18 ft. 10 in. 5 ft. 4 in. 63 ft. 3 in. 106 Springtime Around Lebanon Written for The Phoenix. 3 HE springtime, like a skilled modiste, her loveliest garments makes To dress the world as she at last from winter ' s slumber wakes. On hill and plain the freshest green, and flowers by the way Tied up by sunbeams, making God one beautiful bouquet ! The streamlets ' murmurs are so soft we wonder if they ' re sighs Of lovers whispered in the gloam, or mothers ' lullabys ? But strangely partial, springtime sends, in shadow or in sun, Her sweetest air and scenes most fair around old Lebanon ! The glade blooms, like the sunshine spilled through molds of rare designs. Spread go rgeous on the meadowland that some vast painting shines ; The cedars, still and shadowy, like Druids stand, whose eyes — Forgetful of the sordid world — are fixed upon the skies ; Within the depths the mocking-birds, and down the vistas dim Wild roses with their blushes caught from cheeks of seraphim ; And Adam ' s gaze in earlier days but rarely fell upon A fairer scene than earth in spring around old Lebanon ! Wnx T. Hale " W $ [ i ■ ? ' 108 Cbc Serenade g ROM the still, soft sleep of girlhood, In a mooned midnight of spring, She is waked by lovers ' voices, And she listens and hears them sing : Hear of two roses, that bloomed in pride Once, by my sweetheart ' s garden-side. One she gathered for her adorning, One, unnoticed, she l et abide. Hear how the rose that she wore that night Joyful died for her hour ' s delight ; Hear how the rose that she left a-blooming Withered of longing for her dear sight. Hear, thou maiden whom I love best : If thou choose me thy heart ' s one guest, Glad I live ; but if thou reject me, Only in death can my soul find rest. By the taper ' s fleeting glimmer, By the flowers her hands bestow, They know she has heard their singing, And their voices again outflow : Little stars with your twinkling light, Say, did you ever see Singers out in the late, late night, Students so gay as we ? Little stars that look on above, Own that you ne ' er did see One more fair than the one w r e love — Fairer there cannot be. Little stars from the sky that peep, Never will you behold Sweeter sight than where she, asleep, Lieth in fancy ' s hold. They steal away, w T hile wakefulness forsakes her ; The happy night once more in slumber takes her, Until to happy day the dawn awakes her. 109 examination Day eeeeeee oeeeeeo eeeee© 009 ISA fearful thing in college To be brought up in the class. To hear the grim professor mutter : " I don ' t think you can pass. " There ' s a blubber of the feelings, And a whirling of the brain, And a sinking of the heart, such as You ne ' er shall feel again. There ' s a feeling of resentment And a sense of dull despair, And a rumbling in the bosom As of demons playing there. Before the eyes a razzle-dazzle, In the ears a deafening roar, Up and down the back a chasing As of rats behind the door. In the head an empty feeling, In the limbs a weary pain, On the heart a heavy burden Which you ne ' er shall feel again. There ' s a longing to be feathered Like a dove, or pigeon-toed. To fly away from these professors With their Inquisition mode. Oh ! the heartaches and the horrors, Nothing else can take away But the utter annihilation Of Examination Day. Cbe €. U. Primer DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR FRESHMEN AND JUNIOR LAW STUDENTS. Cesson T $ee the young wo-man. Is the young wo-man be-ing sud-den-ly and un-ex-pect-ed-ly kiss-ed ? Ah, yes, and does the young wo-man raise a hue and cry ? The young wo-man raises a slight hue, but no cry. See Young- Kiss-ed Hue Cry Wo-man Cc$$on IT $ee you a Neely ? Why does he go to his room on Sun-day after-noon and look so sad? I will tell you why. He has been a very bad lit-tle boy, and is not al-lowed to go anywhere on Sun-day after-noon. Does he not even go to the An-nex ? He does not. See You Neely Bad Lit-tle An-nex Cesson TIT Yax you see the boy with the long hair ? Is the boy ■ with the long hair ad-ver-tis-ing a hair res-tor r ? Yes, I can see the boy with the long hair. jHe is not ad-ver-tis-ing a hair re-stor-er; he is a bru-tal man who plays foot-ball. I hope you will nev-er play foot- ball. Why does his hair stand up all over his head ? Is he a mar-ried man ? No, the boy is not mar-ried. He has been re-cit-ing for the first time un-der Judge Green. " 3 Cessoit TU Do you see the three boys ? They are three lit-tle school boys. What is the mat-ter with them ? One of them is cry-ing ; an-other is sick, and the other is say-ing bad words. Have they been kept in ? No, they have not been kept in. They have been study-ing Fourth Kent. What is Fourth Kent ? It is a book, and a man named Mis-ter Kent wrote it. One day •a lit-tle boy asked Mis-ter Kent if Fourth Kent was hard, and he said, " Yes, my child, it is P. D. H. " Some day you will study Fourth Kent. 114 Cesson U 77 I DOES t ' 1 ' ' M ' : ' wear a ca P ant ' a l° n g black ■ m II g " owri - J I ' ' ' s a Senior and lie knows a great P deal more than any-body else. He has put on a long gown so that he can wear his last sum-mer ' s pants. Some day you will know as much as a Senior, and when you have holes in your lit-tle pants you will put on a Senior Gown Hole Know Pants Sum-mer 115 Queries of a Student in tbe Calculus natural Science OU are old, Professor, " the young man said, ' ' And your hair has become very white, And yet you incessantly work my poor head — Do you think, at my age, that is right? " " In my youth, " the professor replied to that one,, " I feared it would injure the brain, But now that I ' m sure you fellows have none, Why, I do it again and again. " " You are old, " said the youth, as I mentioned before, ' ' Yet you rose from the chair where you sat, And lifted five Seniors clear off of the floor; They ' re stuck to the ceiling there yet. " " In my youth, " as he shook his gray locks, said the sage, ' ' I kept all my faculties supple By the use of these formulas on the twenty-fifth page — Go to the board and work me a couple. " " You are old, " said the youth, " and you ' ve grown rather stout, Though you certainly don ' t seem to rue it. Yet you talk to us students year in and year out; Pray, how do you manage to do it? " " In my youth I herded some mules, " said he, I haranged them in verse and in rhyme; The natural history which that taught to me Has lasted me up to this time. " " You are old, " said the youth, " one would hardly suppose You had everything down so pat, Yet you multiply numbers in columns and rows; Pray, what is the reason of that? " , " I have answered three questions, and that is enough, " ' Said professor; " I ' m a freshman myself If I stand here and listen all day to such stuff — Go to the board and explain it yourself. " 116 Cbe Almanac v ; ■ • ' Or nuiv examine carefully the history of the Greek, •iXr ' x " yf- Latin, Hebrew, Sanskrit, German, French, Spanish, -- -?v ' ' j JK ■. ' Hottentot, Zulu and English literature, but you " % ■ . J . rs , will find no mention of the almanac. Why this v, " -. r yt- ' 4 , direliction on the part of literary critics, I am ' . " , . ' . ' ' . r unable to tell. I am sure its merits deserve promi- • " " " , J " ' " - : — ' -- nent notice. The annual introduction of the almanac into my family always disturbs its usual serenity. As head of the household, I desire to peruse it first. My wife, who is also of a literary turn of mind, claims precedence once in a while, and stoutly affirms that she shall read it first. Being without courage in the presence of such opposition, and having an innate love for piece, I succumb. I fold my arms as an evidence of entire submission, and watch at one time the benign countenance of my wife, lit up with gentle smiles, at another her cor- rugated brow, indicative of severe mental labor. At times she takes great pleasure in throwing at me difficult rebuses, conudrums, riddles, and the like, and if I am unable to solve them, she manifests her extreme satisfaction in triumphant laughter. I have never said so much to her, but I think this explains her eagerness to read the almanac first. The first page of the almanac generally commences with " Take one. " " Free to all. " This promiscuous, world-wide-embracing philanthropy and charity should evoke the liveliest feelings of gratitude from the whole human family, and everyone should invoke the richest blessings upon the head of the almanac-maker. Such gratuituous distribution of useful literature indi- cates that the author is hardly of this earth — that he is not " earthy. " There are also instructive pictures on the first page. The one which will be sure to arrest the attention is the representation of a venomous snake in an offensive and threatening attitude toward an Indian on a pony. The Indian is defending himself with a long spear, after the Parthian manner. I always sided with the Indian until a learned friend told me that the snake represented Dr. Esculapius, and the Indian represented disease. Since then I have reversed my sympathies. The next picture that will require a more than usual scrutiny to discover its full merits, is the notoriously ill-clad individual of the masucline gender, surrounded on all sides by enemies, both animate and inanimate. I have always been sorry for that poor man. He is butted by goats, sheep, and cows; 117 he is shot at by archers; stung by scorpions; hooked by fishermen; bitten by crawfishes; and he suffers " Mair o horible and awful Which ev ' n to name wad be unlawful. " To cap it all, a young lady not only beholds these indignities offered to him with evident complacency, but she becomes particeps criminis by piercing him in one of the most vital organs. This, by the way, shows what the fair sex would do if the summa rerum were in their hands. We are told that there is a wealth of meaning and lots of wisdom in this picture, but for its thorough comprehension it requires that one shall have first set on the Pythoness ' tripod at Delphi. A great portion of the reading matter of the almanac is somewhat monoto- nous. It commences with S., M., T. , W., Th., F., Sat., and so on ad infinitum. Opposite these letters are a good many figures, but one column is always, reserved for the pictures of the goat, cow, sheep, and so on. The interest of those who have gone far into the inmost recesses of wisdom ' s temple require the insertion of these pictures. They are hieroglyphics to the average reader, though. The remaining portion is generally devoted to anatomy, physiology, diseases and their cures, interspersed now and then with chinks of wit and fun. This prolongs the interest of the reader, and the first thing he knows he ' s a pretty good doctor himself, and is afflicted with some of the very identical diseases that he has been reading about. The only thing that is wanting for a full restoration to health is a bottle of " bitters, " and this the almanac-maker has always on hand. The almanac- maker has remedies for all diseases " which flesh is heir to, " from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot. To the almanac-reader, the only wonder is that anybody ever dies. 118 Che Philosophers and the Scholars J Greek Drama Characters Socrates and the Philosophers. Harmonides, a Grecian Scholar. Timon, a Barbarian. Lysilla, a Maiden. A Conductor. Chorus of Students. Chorus of Hellenes. Scene T (The Lebanon train, nine days out from Nashville.) Conductor — Now joy to ye, ye passengers who long Have borne the progress slow of this our train; Nine days and nights ago we Nashville left, And now our destination is in view : Fair Lebanon, to whose classic shades ye soon Shall welcomed be by those who wait ye there. Semichorus of New Students— Lebanon me awaits, stored with the lore of the ages ; Fair on her hills she sits and awaits the student. He who inquires aright shall know of her secret learning. Semi-chorus of Old Students — Lebanon me awaits, city of streets broad, shady ; Moonlit walks await me, rambles not unaccompanied ; Even now the daughters of Lebanon sigh for my coming. Chorous of Students— Lebanon me awaits ; there wait the hackmen persistent ; There wait the spiking committees, yea, and the boarding-house drummers ; Into their hands I fall, as a sheep in the midst of the shearers. Scene IT (The Agora. The students assembled to hear the words of Socrates.) Socrates — Know ye, my sons, that he who dwells with us Must order all his life by wisest laws, Which laws I now declare ; see ye take heed. Give ye your days to study most severe, Likewise your nights, save some brief time for sleep. Shun therefore women ; say not with yourselves : 119 " M y heart shall harbor Chloe, fair of face, My head shall be the storehouse wherewithin I will keep knowledge. " Know ye not, my sons That nature has decreed that lightest things Shall seek the highest places ? How shall ye, Who are but as the creatures of a day, Hope this great principle to overcome ? Shun idleness, and wine ; but chiefly now Do I exhort ye to repair at once Unto the treasury, and there yield up Ten silver talents to the officers. This is your chief est duty ; see ye to it, And go in peace until the morrow ' s sun, When ye shall meet the sages in their halls. Scene ITT (The Agora. Evening. Enter Harmonides, Timon. TlMON — Yea, but the Alpha Beta ' s said not so. Harmonides — The Alpha Bets are liars, one and all. Timon — Yet said they theirs were all the men of might. Harmonides — Might to drink wine ; no other might have they. Timon — Likewise the Zeta Nu ' s have many men. Harmonides — Yea, so they have, or things that pass for men. But thou, oh, youth, by me be warned in time. The Sigma Psi ' s alone are such as thou Canst proudly hail as brothers, here, or where In distant towns their chapter houses rise, Open to every brother who draws nigh . Theirs are the learning and the strength as well, And theirs the smiles of all the fairest maids ; Theirs are the banquets where from eye to eye Flashes the cathode ray of love divine ; Theirs is whatever is worth having, here Or elsewhere on the habitable globe. Come, and be one among that glorious band. Chorus of Hellenes — Now the victim advances, bind him fast to the altar, Bid him swear a great swear, ever to be a loyal Brother of Psi ; then tell him how much the fee is. Lay him then in the coffin, chant about him the chorus, Bid him sing " Home, Sweet Home " to the music of " Annie Rooney, " Bring forth the mustard plaster, brand him therewith on the bosom Break on his head the eggshell, blown, filled with warm water Giving him then of hydrogen sulphide an inhalation ; Bid him mount blindfold the table, and from it speak upon " How the Greek World Impresses Me, or What I Know about Farm- ing ; ' Put him then in the barrel, let not the nails be wanting, Roll him thrice about the shrine of Phcebus Apollo, Bring him forth and revive him, hail him then as a brother, Give him the grip, and borrow such cash as he has about him. Scene TU The Stoa. Saturday morning. Socrates and the Philosophers.) Socrates — What do ye wise men present to us Concerning what hath happ ' d since last we met? Archimedes — Some miscreant lately brought much grease, by night, Wherewith, the while I slept, they daubed that stone Whereon with chalk I ' m wont to demonstrate. Plato — When I do lecture, some there be who snore. Archelaus — When that I question, many answer not. MiETlADES — The phalanx lacketh some who there should march. Socrates — These be most serious faults ; I will convene The youths, and tell them these things must not be. But now do ye subscribe your names to this, (showing a parchment) Which calls on Crcesus, once our pupil here, To give us twenty thousand talents down, That we may build a place where they may sit Who shall come after us, and teach our sons. Archimedes— I do remember Crcesus ; it was he Who nailed my class room door, ' twixt dusk and dawn. Plato— I hope his treasury door is not nailed fast. Socrates — Fortune hath smiled on him, though we smiled at him. Seven days hence we meet once more together. Scene U (The house of Lysilla. Timon, Lysilla.) TlMON- Dost thou then bid me dream not thou canst love me ? 121 LVSILLA — I have not thought of loving thee, nor shall I. TlMON— Why dost thou then ensnare such hearts as mine is ? Lysiixa — I set no snare for thee ; ' twas thine own doing. TlMON— Dost thou not know that men are like to love thee ? LvsitLA — What knowest thou of men or of their doings ? Thou tremblest at the frown of Archimedes, Thy speech is all of grades and recitations, And yet of what a man may do thou speakest ! She is thy friend who says, forget thy passion, And laugh at it, and at thyself, when wiser. TlMON— I will not stay to bear thy cruel scorning ; The town spring ' s wave shall bear me hence to Hades. Chorus of Students— Lo, such is the life of the student, a care and a pain, For his pleasures are fickle and fleeting, his love is in vain. The maiden he loveth, she sitteth as Zeus sits on high, And looks on the struggles of mortals with passionless eye. Even so looketh she on the student ; she knoweth full well That the next year will bring a new man the old story to tell. Yea, of that one she knoweth, the love he shall swear is his last Will be with the things which are not, when one short summer is past. Yet, thus have the Fates decreed it, and so, till their thread is spun, The things that we do at college shall be such as before us were done. Reminiscences of early Days ' ) R. CASSITT was the first President of Cumberland College, i which became Cumberland University in 1844. He was an I accomplished scholar, though he would make one mistake. He had but one eye, having lost the other early in life. A great snow fell and remained for days. When the sun shown upon it the doctor constantly affirmed that it hurt his eyes. He presided at the first Commencement, and when he C ■ ' ■■ ' • " J wished the boys to appear on the platform to speak, his method was to announce the name, and then, in a clear, ringing voice, say, " orator expectatur! " Dr. T. C. Anderson was made President in 1844. He always wore black silk gloves when he appeared on the platform. The degrees were conferred in Latin and he required the candidate to respond in the same language. During his administration, just prior to the Civil War, there were about five hundred students in the University. The old College building was on the hill, now owned and occupied in part by Mr. Shannon, Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Graham and others. Mrs. Graham ' s house is on part of the foundation of the west wing, in which the Law School was taught. There were some rare disputes among the early law students. Jamison and May got into a contention, which they carried on for some time, as to whether the law had eyes. Jamison said that the law was the perfection of justice, and Justice had always been represented by ancient poets and sculptors as blind. Hence the law had no eyes. May was silenced by this for some time, but finally he found a place in Blackstone where the great commentator declared that the law winked at certain offenses. Then, with his finger on the passage, he asked triumphantly, " How could the law wink unless it had eyes? " Jamison gave it up. " Uncle Jim Hackney, a lame colored man, was for a long time janitor. At one time during his administration the boys had a silly fad of approaching one another, and, referring to the orifices in the nose and ears, saying, " You are perforated. " Many a boy not knowing the exact meaning of the expression, and thinking himself charged with a crime or some disease, would deny it indignantly and propose to fight. About this time one of the societies missed from its room a pair of elegant silver candlesticks, and it was evident that some one had purloined them. One day, as Jim was sweeping out the chapel, a wag of a boy accosted him and told him there was a bad tale out on him. Uncle Jim stopped sweeping, and, resting on his broomhandle, said, " An ' what ' s dat, boss? " " Why, Uncle Jim, " said the boy, " they do say you are perforated. " " Massa, " said Uncle Jim, dropping his broom and throwing up both hands, " I ' clare fo ' God I never tuck dem candlesticks. " Nobody had accused him. Over Forty. 123 Res Gestae SE F? 2. 5 ,|[ SEPT. i — The Lebanon girls, in anticipation of the fun, commence looking to their raiment and walk the streets down. Sept. 2 — The trouble commences and Dr. Martin delivers his famous " water " lecture to the embryonic lawyers. Sept. 3 — The " cutest thing on earth " arrives. SEPT. 4 — Caldwell, of Texas, arrives with a flourish and lets it out confidentially that he intends to join the law class. SEPT. 15 — The Lebanon Triumvirate organize and lay plans for a systematic raid on the Annex. The officers are elected as follows: Royal Mug Masher, Church McFarland; Grand Manipulator of the Curl- ing Tongs, Harry Kirkpatrick; Chronic Street Walker, " Broadway " Doak. Sept. 17 — Gatch takes his first aerial flight through the ceiling of Caruthers Hall and winds up the perform- ance with a grand parachute leap. Sept. 19 — All the stores in town, even the undertakers, offer the boys credit. Sept. 25 — The Annex is serenaded and the Triumvirate pulled. |f Sept. 30 — Garnett inadvertently attends a law lecture. Oct. 1 — Hunter Wood arrives and announces his Fall resolutions. Oct. 2 — Theological department opens, and all the farmers are here. Oct. 3 — Leatherwood delivers his famous harangue entitled " The Pneumatic Tires of Time. " OCT. 6 — Dr. Hinds ' grade book makes its annual disap- pearance. A " practical chemist " is suspected. Oct. 10 — Charles Williamson tries " Madame Yale ' s Beauty Drops. " Oct. 15 — J. O. Caldwell gets over his law. Oct. 20 — Prof. Foster takes fifteen of his prettiest girls out walking, " and they never come back any more. ' ' At least they are not in the Annex now. 124 Li m k Wk i N, Oct. 25 — Senter is haunted by griffins. AV Oct. 26 — A touching reception takes place, and bad results follow. (A i Oct. 2S— Earthquake! " Paderewski " Anderson OCT, i.9 NOV. J __ NOV.- 5 Oct. 29 — Hagerman returns at 5 a. m. from a reception, with an umbrella raised to keep the fog off his patent leathers. .Nov. 1 — ' • Bishop " Hubbert delivers himself of a power- ful phillipic against a horrible game called football. and the Yale- Princeton game is called off. Nov. 2— Sewanee does not try to play, she says, and Cumberland scores. Nov. 3— Stribling, alas and alack ! hits the railroad track. jsr ov 4— Up to this time " Bishop " Hubbert has never seen a football game. NOV. 15 " -7 7 c Nov. 15 — Cameron and Gilliland divide all Gaul into c(j ' ' 1 tw ° parts and each takes half. Nov. 1 7 Y$ -: Nov J 7— p - H - Williams mails an order for a new face. Ylov. 2-8 JAN. 2. Nov. 20 — Oscar McCrosky is elected Professor of Latin on account of his valuable " opinions. " Nov. 22 — Tigert answers a question in the law class and Judge Green gives the boys a holiday. Nov. 25 — " Treason " Newman tells Judge Green what the ' ' book says. ' ' Nov. 28 — Cameron is elected Chancellor of the University. Nov. 31 — A law student absent mindedly takes a swallow of water and is seized with a violent attack of the " rust. " DEC. 1 — C. U. A. Neely avows his intention of becoming a parlor boarder. Dec. 2 — Barron, after much reseach and severe intra- cranial cerebration, finds out what a pirate is. Dec. 5 — Theologue Vineyard declares that he not a somnambulist but a Cumberland Presbyterian. Dec. 10 — Toe Matthews goes out gunning with his camera. Dec. 11 — Prof. I. W. P. Buchanan joines the Amalga- mated Order of Camera Fiends. Dec. 13 — " The Chestnut Bough, or Ginevra Up to Date. " Bacchus! Hades!! Police!!! " Home, Sweet Home. " Dec. 14 — Collins sings. Encores and eggs shower in conglomerative profusion. Dec. 15 — Dugger spends three days on an impromptu speech to be delivered before Sans Souci at the Phil- omathian Society. DEC 24 — Pie day at the Annex. Dec. 25 — Christmas. Mb Jan. 1 — Hunter Wood announces his mid-winter reso- lutions. Jan. 2 — The Junior Law students, otherwise known as " Mosses from an Old Manse, " arrive. Jan. 15 — The late Mr. Harper gets to the class on time. Jan. 20 — " Toe " Matthews gets bilious and retires to the outskirts of societv. Ttg. 1 . rLQ.T.x W S Jan. 25— Donart, Sr., is caught flirting with the College girls. Jan, 26 — Sir Thomas Rucks, the genial janitor of Ca- ruthers Hall, like all other young lawyers, makes collections a specialty. Jan. 30— Barbee secures some new foreign tribes for his Midway Plaisance. Feb. 1— The Annex girls are fed furiously on prunes and grits so that they will be in good shape to have their pictures taken for the Phoenix. Feb. 2— Senior Law students go home. Feb. 3— And the Moot Court election went merrily on. Feb. 4— Gill and Hill attend the Moody meetings in Nashville. Feb. 5— Trot and " Ringling " Halsell graduate Nunct el tunc and go home. Feb. 14 — A series of comic valentines, known as the Fac- ulty, are sold for cost. Feb. 15 — Moore and Lueddemann return from the fire. Feb. 22— Stewart is elected Bachelor of Ugliness, with Hogan and Smartt as running mates. Feb. 22— Bill Nye dies and Bill Neely is elected to take his place. Feb. 25— " Fire-alarm " Moore attends church clad in ear muffs. Feb. 30 — Thomason and Hill go to church. March i y 2 — Hunter Wood announces his spring resolu- tions. March 2— " Paderewski " Andrews indulges in his usual semi-annual hair cut. March 3— Holifield, Sr., goes to town to have his " jo- jos " amputated and fails to get in the class picture. March 5— A patriotic Lebanon girl gives vent to her famous utterance, " Give me flowers or give me death. " March 6 — Sans Souci meets and passes resolutions con- demning the Roentgen discovery as a horrid intru- sion on their inalienable rights and liberties. March 7 — Harper is overworked and goes home. March 8 — : ' Spot " Richardson indulges in a sprint. 127 Cbe Bird that Singetb All night %m " Oh, wad some power the giftie gie us, " To kill the cats that make night hideous. [Affectionately inscribed to the biggest Tom Cat in our neighborhood. J OM CAT stood on the back yard fence, Whence all but him had fled ; The whip-poor-wills and nightingales Had long since gone to bed. They had whipped-poor-Will and Jim and Tom, And every other brat In our back yard, excepting one — They couldn ' t whip that cat. No songster of nocturnal fame, Not e ' en the katy-did, Can rival that infernal bird Whose name is Tommy-did. Beginning three octaves below The rail on which he sat, He ranged through all the keys, from C To he sharp and me flat. He disregarded all the rests, Both of the time and folks; He knew no time, but pitched his voice In jerk} ' , rasping strokes. I tried to sleep; the more I tried The louder screamed that cat, ' Till I thought he would surely burst, But no such luck as that. I tossed and tumbled, and then tried To cover up my head; I tore my hair in wild despair, And wished that cat was dead. From a deep sound like thunder to A wild, ear-splitting wail, He stormed and howled in frightful tones, And kept time with his tail. I ' ve heard it said that " Ruby " played While through the open casement comes Till the whole audience rose. That torn cat ' s plaintive song, I know that torn cat sang till I L,ike smoke from Sodom, rolling up Almost turned up my toes. In torrents all night long. I would rather be Prometheus, bound " A man, we know, has but one life, Upon that fatal rock, They say a cat has nine. Than lie at midnight listening to I hope the one on our back fence The ticking of the clock, Is on his last decline. 128 fiow mould Vou Eike to See Baker In short pants McDonald With his mustache curled Hogan ..... Tripping the light fantastic Owen Smile ' Corporal " Thompson . . Commanding " the army " Stephens ..... Walk gracefully Dan Vineyard .... Singing SmarTT . . . . . . At a reception Harper At class on time Anderson With his hair braided Nason Embarrassed GiiX Looking intellectual F RY • With a young lady Holifield, Jr. .... Answer a question Lackey On a tear Oakley Serious Donart, Sr. .... Flirting with the college girls Houser Singing tenor Bond At church Richardson ..... Out walking by himself A Divinity Hall Boy . . Who wasn ' t hungry 129 College Cife ( From Several Standpoints.) tbe Prep In the vestibule I ' m -waiting, In the porch of Learning ' s halls, Yet other days and months must pass Ere I enter ' Varsity walls. In the dim and distant future I a college man will be, And the joys and unmixed pleasures Of a collesre life will see. tbe Eit tbe Lawyer Months have passed and days are fleeting,. Months of labor, days of toil ; Digging deep ' mid Wisdom ' s treasures I have burned the midnight oil. As the years pass by, nor linger, And the daily tasks are done, Where ' s the joy I ' ve long awaited, Where ' s the pleasure, where the fun ? " To the man who fame desireth Mid the lights of legal lore, Application ever beckoneth Toward her ever open door. There ' s no time to idly squander On the things of little worth Constant effort wins the battle — Perseverance — and not birth. tbe tbeologue Che Graduate College life does but prepare us For the years which soon will come, When we need our every lesson Learned at college or at home. There ' s no time for idle scorning, Duties rise which must be done. There ' s a future great before you If the victory be won. 130 In the maze of Hebrew syntax, In these labyrinths of sound, Where is time for any pleasure But of faithful study found ? Days and weeks are full of meaning, Full of opportunity ; In the college life we ' re living Where is any liberty ? 1 Wm These C. U. boys are awful slow ; They ' re always at their ease, And even when they graduate Thev do it bv degrees. B maxim Old Don ' t " take the will for the deed, " my friend, Although ' tis a maxim old. Wills ar ' n ' t hard to break these days, While deeds ' most always hold. Dean fiubbert ' s Dog Dean Hubbert had a little dog, And wondrous wise was he ; He knew a torn cat from a frog- A yard- stick from a tree. This little dog will never bite, But other dogs he ' ll teach; So, let him do whate ' er he will- We hope he ' ll never preach. 131 Co Prof. mac. No more his footprints we shall see On the time-worn path he trod. Our memory fresh for those shall be Who sleep beneath the sod. Although his footsteps we ' ll not hear As he travels ' long the pike, Yet we know he ' s drawing near, For we see him on his bike. B Compromise They walked beneath the mellow moon, She said ' twas late, he vowed ' twas soon. They lvung at length upon the gate, He said ' twas soon, she vowed ' twas late. I looked but horror to relate, They had agreed to osculate ! J Bit of Romance A. C. U. boy, An Annex maid, A wink at church, Nothinar said. Hv Request A line of girls, " An evening ' s walk, A passing wheel, A hurried talk . A window raised, A curly head, A loud report — The boy is dead. flitter and Summer The winter winds blow hard and cold, The football season ' s fair, The hero on the gridiron stalks And proudly rakes his hair. The winter winds no longer blow, The pigskin ' s laid away, The football fiends have cut their hair, And gone to raking ha}-. 132 minutes of the Kentucky Club -j HE Kentucky Club was called to order promptly at 2 o ' clock, a. in., March 1, 1896. Colonel V. Remington Hagerman was called to the stool, and the following took place : Cor.. Hagerman: Genteemkn of Oed Kentucky — for I am proud to call you such— we have met here to-night ( ' ' morning ! ' ' howled a drowsy general, pulling at a pipe- ful of Cumberland Mixture) — we have met here this bright morning to engage in a patriotic proceeding. (Wild applause). The members of this great concatenation of Kentucky Colonels are the representatives of a grand, green and glorious state — the land of liquor, the home of horses, and the domicile of damsels, or words to that effect. I believe it was Henry Patrick who said— ( " Hagy, for Christmas ' sake, " yelled Col. Huntington Wood, " come to the point. " ) That is just what I ' m coming to now. I didn ' t come here to make a speech. In the early dawn of creation, when the stars sang dulcet symphonies to the spheres, and the angels tripped about in rhythmic movements to the mellowing strains of music; when the sun, the great orb of day, had pillowed his majestic head upon the bosom of the western hills, and all nature was wrapped in the solitude and serenity of dewy slumber— ( " By the horns of Mohammed ' s mule, man, we ' re here for biz. Choke that off, " groaned Col. F. Bolingbroke Gill.) Well, gentlemen, as I said before, I didn ' t come Col. Hagerman opens the meeting. here to make a speech, and if someone will kindly hand me a corkscrew I will now proceed to open the meeting. (A prolonged popping follows, and corks shower in profusion from the ceiling.) Col. Hagerman: Gentlemen, I now declare this meeting officially opened according to the Code of Kentucky. What is the pleasure of the house? Col. Haywood Holifield, Jr. : Mr. Cheerman, I move that we adopt some noted horse as the mascot of this club. (Loud cries of " Sit down you old dray mule ! " ) Col. C. U. A. Neelv: Mr. Cheerman, ' av Ish ze floorsh? Col. Hagerman: Yes, sir, if you can stand on it. Col. Neely: Ish move that ze mosion be tabled. Col. Wood: Mr. Chairman, to prevent further complications, I move that Col. Holifield be stabbed. Col. Hagerman: All in favor of stabbing Col. Holifield make it known by the usual sign. (All drink.) Col. Hagerman: The motion is carried. Chaplain E. Jeremiah Hobdy: Mr. Moderator, although the hour is growing earl}-, and I am so hungry I would fain fill myself with a weinerwurst, I would like to discuss this motion. (A loud splash in the vicinity of a knot hole across the room.) Col. Hagerman: Col. Gill, you will please stop expectorating on the floor. Col. E. Jeremiah Hobdy: As I was saying, I ' m a goat, if — Col. Hagerman: All who think Col. Hobdy is a goat, say " aye. " (Loud cries of " aye, aye " ). Col. Hobdy, sit down, our motion is carried. Col. Hobdy. I — I — Col. Hagerman: Col. Hobdy, sit down, you are out of order. Your motion is carried. (Col. Hobdy is dragged from the floor. ) Is there anything else before the house? Coi,. Gill: Yes, sir. I ' m before the house. Col. Hagerman: What do you want, sir? Col. Gill: What do I want! What do I usually want? " Just tell them hat you have seen me. " Col. Hagerman (in despair): Sit down! You men would disgrace a well- regulated Moot Court election or the Kentucky Legislature. Col. C. " Pony " Hobdy: Mr. Chairman, I move the adoption of the following resolutions: Whereas, there is a dangerous game being played in all our colleges, which puts in danger the lives and limbs of our students and which has been denounced by some of our Faculty as brutal and unsportsman like, be it Resolved: First, that we heartily agree with our elders in this matter. Second, that we will use all our influence to have the rules of this brutal game modified, and that if they are not modified by next season we will here- after pass a law, making the brutal game of craps a finable offense. Col. Hagerman: As these resolutions express the sentiments of this body, I declare them unanimously adopted. Col. Gill: I move that I be provided with a cuspidore or wash tub. Col. Hagerman: Col. Gill, if you don ' t stop this foolishness, you will drive me to drink. Col. Gill: Boys, don ' t say another word; there ' s not much left. Col. Hagerman: Col. Wood, put Col. Gill under the rule. 134 Col. Wood puts Col. Gill under the rule. Col. C. " Poxy " Hobdy: I move we adjourn sine die. Col. Hagermax: You have heard the motion. What will you do with it? Col. Holtfield, Sr. (gesticulating wildly): I move— that is to say, I make the motion, which in other words, is the same thing as saying that I do arise before you and move the motion, that the gentlemen ' s motion be carried. Col. Hagermax: All in favor say, " aye. " (Loud cries of " No, no. " ) The motion is carried and I now declare this assembly of gory galoots adjourned, until we meet again. (Members wildly grab hats, overcoats, pipes, canes and " they ' re off. " ) 135 SIDES °f Jl fiowl from the Sanctum WOULD rather be anything on top of earth than an editor. I would rather be a dog and tree stars; I would rather revel in the unbounded filth and freedom of a meandering Mike; I would rather be a member of the Tennessee legislature; I would rather be a goat and eat palm-leaf fans in the summer and woolen underwear in the winter; I ' d rather be a Theo- logue! The author of " Hell Up-to-Date " was once on the board of a college annual. His book, therefore, bears evidences of a personal contact with his subject. I have always sympathized with that man, and I hope some one will sympathize with me, and I solemnly promise that I will never attempt such an undertaking again, even if I live to be as old as the late Mr. Methuselah. Overwhelmed, inundated, submerged, telescoped, avalanched by a snow storm of manuscript, I sit in my solitary room to-night, a martyr to the freshmanic 136 effusions of aspiring authors and a victim to the indigestibility of poetry that blooms in the spring. And this same poetry to a prosaic soul like mine is as cucumbers and cabbages to the palate of an epicure. But there are other evils: The boys won ' t have their pictures taken; the middle theological class can ' t elect a class president; every man in the freshman class wants to write a class poem; junior law students can ' t be made to comprehend what an annual is; Annex girls giggle, are fidgety and write poems that couldn ' t be fitted on a Z last; the sporting editor is dead game, likewise dead broke; the society editor frolics all night and sleeps all day; the fighting editor, instead of training for the usual spring trade, is wasting his wind in a modern pneumatic pugilistic contest with Jim Corbett, and every student in college who has not subscribed is asking, " When will the Phoenix be out? " with the unmitigated gall of a thoroughbred descendant of Balaam ' s famous charger. I don ' t care whether the Phoenix ever comes out, and I am ready to sell out pen, pad, and pastepot. But we are losing time. There lies before us one hundred and seventy-six pages of the Phoenix to be feathered, and fourteen and a half bushels of man- uscript to do the work. (I measured it). What have we first. Great hevings ! it ' s the batch of stuff from the Annex. Suppose we begin with the large square envelope with the violet odor. I don ' t quite like the smell of it, but — Come, gentle spring, with fragrant flowers. Come, gentle spring, with freshest showers, Come, gentle spring, with bird-songs rare, Come, gentle spring, I know you ' re there. All right, gentle spring, if you really are there — and I think you are — come on and make green the grave of the one you ' ve killed. In the meantime I will hang this up to dry before it passes to the editor-in-chief, and we will now proceed to peruse cautiously this delicate, rose-tinted roll, tied with a blue ribbon : Oh, thou sweetest darling, ' tis you I love, Thou, who art my dearest dove, " Tis you alone, ' tis you I love. Now, that ' s what I call bilious. Oh, my dyspeptic soul ! It ' s bad enough to be shot down in cold blood, but to be deliberately assassinated in a saccharine manner like this is more than I can bear. But yet, there are others, and we will now read this one, which seems to have been written with a desperate and determined air : The professors are in the counting-house Counting out the cash; The cook is in the kitchen Dishing out the hash; The girls are in the dining-room Waiting for the cow; To finish the rest of this, I don ' t know how. [P.S.— Dear Editor: I put that last line in just to make it rhyme. I couldn ' t make the hsrrid thing come out right, but it ' s true, every line of it, I vow it ' s true. We have just had so much beef I am actually ashamed to look a cow in the face when I meet one on the street. 137 I will write that dear girl that her poem is accepted. We need some realism in the Phoenix besides pictures, and I have never seen a heavier specimen. The next thing we will uncork seems to be a history of the Senior Law Class. Suppose we read it: The Law Class of ' 96 is the largest class since the " late unpleasantness. " There are fifty-six members in our class, one-half sports and the rest yaps. Forty-three chew tobacco. Five buy tobacco. Thirty ride borrowed wheels. Twenty-five can turn a jack the first cut. We all laugh at our professors ' jokes, which are funny — at times. Fifty bust on an average of twice a day. We love our teachers. One day our teacher thumped on the desk with two knuckles, scratched his head and said, " To my beloved wife, Nancy Jane, I give ray farm, called Blackacre, and my horse, Tobin, " and all the boys smiled. I do not know why they smiled. Our favorite drink is Bromo-Seltzer; our favorite food — prunes. I wanted to make this letter longer, but the weather has been so bad I couldn ' t write. Good bye. As that history is the only short thing that has come to me, and written on one side of the paper, I will put it in. And now to cap the climax, my sanctum has lately been literally flooded with countless inquiries from young theologues as to the orthodox mode of kissing. As I have never been in the habit of indulging my osculatory pro- pensities, and as the questions propounded were of such vital importance to my clerical young friends I at once began to cast about for some information con- cerning this ancient and time-honored custom. I asked some of my Lebanon lady friends to kindly throw some light on the subject. They had never heard of it. I even tried the embarrassing experiment myself, but must have been a hopeless heretic, for no sooner had your humble soldier gotten close enough to smell powder than he was suddenly brought to his senses by a quick flank movement on the part of the enemy, and a gorgeous fan came crashing down upon his unsuspecting cranium with the terrific force of a Macedonian phalanx. After many trials I finally found the correct solution of the per- plexing problem in the pages of a certain iconoclastic journal, and here it is: Due preparation should be made for the sacred rite by carefully calcimining the teeth, sand-papering the chin and disinfecting the breath. Lead her out into the dewy garden about ir p. in., and watch until the moon slides behind a cloud. Then slip one arm about her taper waist and draw her gently but firmly to your manly brisket. Of course she will murmur ' don ' t, ' but never mind. Tilt her chin at an angle of forty-five degrees — not suddenly, as tho ' you were trying to crack her neck ; but adroitly, imperceptibly. Don ' t be in a hurry. Give her time to wonder what is going to happen next. Be sure that the bulldog is tied and the old man is comfortably settled for the night. A fellow ' s nerves must be in good condition to really enjoy a kiss. Now ' s your time. Don ' t peck at the persimmon like a shanghai chicken picking up corn, but settle down upon her lips like a carrier pigeon coming home to roost. Don ' t be in a hurry. She wants to call you a ' naughty man ' and ' tell ma ; ' but don ' t give her a chance. She ' ll forget it if you only keep her mouth other- wise engaged until the moon peeps out from behind the cloud. Of course she ' ll tell you that you are the first man that ever kissed her, but you ain ' t. She ' ll protest that she ' s real angry, but she ' ll not sue you for damages -she ' ll be too busy looking for another cloud to even think about the courts. After reading the above I hope that Theologue will let me alone. Here are a whole basketful of letters still unread. The letters I have received previously contained some of the most unaccountable inquiries and requests, 138 ranging from the bewildering hieroglyphics of Egyptology to the head-splitting intricacies of Chinese music. I believe I will go crazy. No, I ' ll commit suicide. No, I won ' t, I ' ll read one more letter at any rate. Here goes — Dear Editor : When is the best time to set hens- Farewell, vain world ! Waterloo, I am yourn ! ! 139 Co tne Students of Cumberland University and the Public : T NOW becomes our painful duty to announce the sad and untimely death of the author of the above short history of events which have occurred at Cumberland this session. This history is there- fore brought abruptly to a close. Had he lived longer there is no telling what the author of ' ' Res Gestae ' ' would have accom- plished. He used the method of the true historian. He met life face to face, and chronicled events on the very day they occurred. Death chose this shining mark on the night of March ist, 1896. On this occasion our chronicler was walking up West Main street when he was attacked by a party of unknown men, presumably students, and stoned to death with divers missiles. Not a murmur escaped his lips, but, like Stephen of old, he met his fate with pious resignation. In his death Cumberland University sustains an irreparable loss ; the students and faculty lose a valued friend. He was an his- torian of unusual merit. All of his utterances were true and expressed with characteristic epigrammatic terseness. Indeed, the above history has attained a higher degree of veracity than anything which has been written since Northern men ceased writing Southern history. Like many other great men he lived ahead of his time. This may readily be seen from the fact that he died on March ist, and his history extends to events which occurred on March 8th. May some of us, at least, meet him in the world beyond. Peace be to his bones. PHOENIX BOARD, ' 96. 140 • The editor with gladsome cry Exclaims: ' My work is done. ' The manager with weary sigh Complains: ' My work is dun. ' W. B.Wilkinson cjv; fashionable J75 Caiiot«««« Has in stock a choice selection of For- eign and Domestic Woolens SPECIAL PRICES 6 TO STUDENTS West Side Square LEBANON Photographs ti ««««««« Perryman ' s Art Gallery TS one of the leading establish- ments of the kind in middle Tennessee, and is thoroughly equip- ped for all kinds of urst-class photo work. With a few exceptions the illustrations in this Annual are from photos made b y whose work, on an average, will rank with the best made in the state. 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IWcDonnoid Druggists and Book Sellers Treasurer ' s Office, Cumberland University . . . Dealers in . . . FANCY STATIONERY AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES PRINTED University Stationery, School Books and Law Books for sale at publishers ' prices. Good second-hand books at greatly reduced rates. Everything a student wants, You are always welcome at our store South Side Public Square LEBANON, TENN. positions (Buaranteeb 11111111 111 Any lady or gentleman who de- sires a good business education and a good position, should write for free catalogue of 5 raugbcn ' s practical Business College IRasbviUe, ZTenn. The college guarantees positions under reasonable conditions, and will allow students to deposit money for tuition in a bank until position is se- cured, or it will accept good notes for tuition. It is strongly endorsed by bankers, ministers and others. Has no vacation ; students enter any time. Board, $10.00. It pays part of railroad fare. 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