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has 350, a ratio of increase almost exactly paralleled by the similar increase at Wash-
ington and Lee University during the same period. During the last decade the areas of
its patronage have doubled; the entrance requirements have been raised to fourteen points;
the fees collected from students have trebled, and the material equipment of the institution
has been more than doubled. I he teaching force and the laboratory facilities have kept
pace with the material advancement. 1 his is an impressive parallel to the work of Dr.
Denny during the period of his presidency at Washington and Lee. The two presidents
were elected the same year and their achievements have been strikingly similar as to
ini leased attendance, wider area of patronage, greatly increased material equipment, ex-
tended educational opportunities, and enhanced reputation. More has been accomplished.
perhaps, at Washington and Lee, but the field here is wider, the opportunities more
numerous, and the institution better known than Davidson College. I hough this fin. -

institution over which Dr. Smith now presides has always been conspicuous lor its solid
educational advantages, the area ol its reputation has been greatly extended during the
past ten years.

Though born in Greensboro, N. C, July 30, 1859, many ties bind Dr. Smith
to the Slate of Virginia. His father, the well-known divine, Dr. Jacob Henry Smith.
was reared in Lexington, Va., and was graduated from Washington C ollege, now \\ ash
ington and Lee University; his mother was the daughter ol Judge E. R. Watson, of
Charlottesville, and his wife is a member ol the Dupuy family, ol Nottoway; and
his brother. Dr. C. Alphonso Smith, is Professor ol English at the University ol Vir-
ginia. Further, he look his degree. Ph. D., at the University ol \ irginia in 1891.



In 1881 he graduated at Davidson College, ranking second in ln v i lass. Later, in
1886, the same institution awarded him the degree M. A., and the University of North
Carolina conferred LL. D. upon him in 1906.

During the years 1887-1901, he occupied the Chair of Physics, and was considered
not only one of the finest teachers in the institution, hut a leader in all those college activi-
ties that rendered college life so attractive to the normal student. No mean athlete himself,
he took a special interest in all athletic sports, and was the prime means in securing a
Young Men's Christian Association building and a gymnasium on the campus.

Alter he had graduated at Davidson College, he was principal of Selma Academy,
North Carolina, from his twenty-second to his twenty-seventh year, and achieved phenom-
enal success. Starting with twenty-two pupils in an old lodge room, he ended with one
hundred in a well equipped modern building. I his incident is not intrinsically important,
but it shows his initiative and early aptitude for leadership.

By virtue of his position and attainments. Dr. Smith is a member of a number of
prominent scientific and educational associations. He has also been president of the North
Carolina Teachers' Association ol the Higher Educational Section of the Southern
Educational Association, and vice-president of the American Society for Broader Edu-

From his early manhood, when he won the orator's medal in the Jefferson Literary
Society at the University of Virginia, he has always been an attractive and forceful speaker,
and his speeches in public assemblies are noteworthy events on those occasions. Deeply
religious, yet with no tinge of cant or intolerance, he is especially gifted in addresses on
moral or Biblical topics. His Christianity, being of a very manly type, appeals with
special force to young men.

As Dr. Smith has a charming personality, consummate tact, is uniformly courteous
and considerate and has high educational ideals, he will be warmly welcomed by the
faculty and students of Washington and Lee, and if a career of well-nigh unbroken suc-
cess is any earnest of the future, the Board is to be congratulated on the wisdom of their
choice. To Dr. Smith we believe the presidency of Washington and Lee will afford
greater scope for the exercise of his varied powers; and the University itself, already so
prosperous, will extend even further the sphere of its beneficent influence.


T THIS juncture we feel that it will not be amiss to publish a few testimonials
which emanated from various sources upon the election and acceptance
of Dr. Henry Louis Smith to the presidency ol Washington and Lee
L'niversity. The most noteworthy of these is that by our former president.
Dr. G. H. Denny, and is such a fine tribute to both Dr. Smith and Wash-
ington and Lee that we can not refrain from publishing it. This letter
was not written for publication, nor was it obtained from either Dr. Denny
or Dr. Smith. It comes to us through the medium of a mutual friend and
we take this liberty of publishing it. The letter is as follows:

Dr. Henry Louis Smith.

Davidson, A'. C.
My De\r Dr. Smith— Telegr

ance of the presidency of Washing
have made this choice.

God being my witness. I have

from V
and Lee.

ginia bring the delightful annour
I need hardly say to vou that

February 27, 1912.

nt of your accept-
gralified that you

had. and I ne

affection for any institution than I have for the great
recognize the wrench and the sorrow that your

xpect to have, any deeper or more lasting
over whose destiny you are to preside. I
ost you, but I believe that in the coming
t the choice you have made. Washington and Lee has a
great and unique opportunity. It looms large in the imagination of the nation, and especially of the
people of the entire South. I have been deeply giatifled in my travels throughout the lowei South to find
that the institution appeals to the affection of the great mass of people of this !
lean institution. It stands in a class by itself in its method of government and

Its picturesque location in the Virginia mountains is als
to the people of this section of the South. The day

as no other Amer-
real historic setting,
ital factor in the appeal that it makes
when young men of the best familii

of the lower South will not value an opportunity of spending four years in a college of such unique
traditions, and with such a superb location. * * *

You can take my word for it, that the situation at Washington and Lee is sound to the core, and
that there is no human power that can impede the progress and the rapid growth of an ins:itution that
is in every way entitled to the respect and the affection of the American people, and which enjoys this
respect and affection to a larger degree than you will be able to understand until you have become
identified with it. and can learn for yourself what a host of friends Washington and Lee has in every
section of the American Union.

Speaking for myself, I can say that no honor that has come to me. or that can come to me, will be
more highly valued than the honor and the privilege of serving an institution that, in all the great essen-
tials, stands second to none in the nation. * * *

I want you to feel that no one in all the world will rejoice with you in its onward career more
heartily than I. I stand ready to help you in every possible way. 1 want you to feel that you can com-
mand me at any crisis, and call on me to render any service that I can render. I wish for you the utmost

happiness and prosperity in the great
fine career that is now open to you.

Assuring you of my regard, belie

A church paper says:


congratulate you upon the superb opportunity and the

Most sincerely yourj,

George H. Denny.

not the least

doubt that his administration at Washington and Le

ill be

as highly successful and as commanding in results as has been his eleven years in the presidency at Dav-
idson, which he lays aside with the good wishes and benediction and prayers of friends, uncounted in
number, on the campus and beyond it, in the town and away from it.'


3ln JHUmnriam

Frank Turner Howard, 71-74




44 i)r stufcr "

A late American Morality play, in foui acts, with prologue.

I 'u t i

In ihis piece il is sel forth how that upon a dav a youth oi oui lime and countr} doth set forth in
eai h o! I ducalion He hath heard, early and late, that she is a Ian damsel, and that with In-, all
things should be at Ins I.e. k and call. Further, he hath Keen told I li.it she is in be sought and courted
al academies and institutions ol learning, which she frequents in various and sundry disguises. < )in
youth doth, therefore, sel out, and his adventuies are heie relaled lo guide. assi,i and forewarn those
who may attend oui present play.

Act I. Scene I.

[Before yc college gale. In September. Enlei Ye Slude in company with Ymca, who weareth upon
his lapel a white ribbon, the taller carrying baggage. Various voices some sweet, some harsh, sound

I, on, suMoundmg buddmgs |

Ye Slude: What may those voices be?

Ymca, N.,v. those are ihe callings and the invitations of various fellows you shall meet.

Y, Slude: Oh! I shall l.e glad lo meel all ol them, for 1 have much I, a, ol loneliness and
homesi, kness.

Ymca: Nay; ye shall not be glad lo meel them all. for some are very evil. Hilhei comelh one
a-running, and he is a sore knave. I [e goeth about in black, and Ins name we speak not

[Enter, '•rushing." and in much hasle. a tall figure in black, who ignores Ymca and idvances al
nee lo Ye Stude.]

Ye Man in Black: Ah! ha! Aha! Greetings! Indeed, il delighlelh me lo welcome thee. A word
with thee, please.

Ye Slude: Er— r! ! Yes, and I am joyed to meel thee. My name is Stude; my fathei

The Man: Pa, don, but 1 must hasten, theie be many unlo whom I must go this. day. Therefore.
his! lo my words, and heed them for counsel in ihv need.

Ye Slude: Speak on; 1 attend.

The Man: Yc seek lo pav court to one Education?

Ye Slude: Yea. so; I fain would wed her.

The Man: I am well acquainted with her. and know all her ways and wiles. I leed well my
words: She is not lo be had by open courtship. Diplomacy, tact and much apparent shunning you must
needs employ. Therefore, seek oui olhei lnends wlii.h I shall give unto thee. ["here is Ye Cain!
She is ye spirit "I ninth in ye college She haunleth parlouis, and ye dances and places oi pleasure.
Thy monev she helpelh thee lo spend, and in leluin she giveth thee great joy abounding. In Secundo:
Ye Goodfellow, he giveth not a damn He is wise in the ways ..I the w ,rld \nd while he knoweth
not Dame Education, she would lain know him. Terlio; Ye Man Brawn, who givelh lame Most
highly I commend him. Foi Ins triumph brought glory to ye Alma Male,, and with him Dam, Educa
lion goeth gladly.

Ye Slude: Thy counsel seemeth not ill, and 1 would meel thy friends.

The Man. Ye shall. 1 must on. but to-morrow 1 shall meet thee. Farewell.

1 1 xil Ihe Man in Black |

Ymca: And I, loo, musl now leave thee But, truly, this fellow counsels ill Come ye, each Tues-
day night, lo me ,n mine room, and good words shall thou hear. Adieu.

[Exit Ymca to the right. Ye Stude to the left. A small cloud appears as Ye Stude goes out, and.
I , silalmg lo, an instant, billows him.]

(. UR1 M\

Act II. Scene I.

[One week later. Ye Stude's room in ye dormitory. Ye room is very small, ye walls are white.
Ye furnilure is a table, a chair and a bed. There are no pictures on ye walls Ye Stude sittelh in ye
chair, diligently studying. A knock on ye door is heaid.]

Yc Stude: Come.

|The opening door discloses a small figure, benl and hollow-chested. He enters, and a cloud fol-
lows. The cloud is shapeless, but a head appeaielh therein.]

V'c Crind: Good afternoon, sir. I am Ye Grind.

Ve Stude: Oh. sir, I am honored. Sit ye in the chair.

Ve Grind (silling): Thank ve.

Ye Stude (sits upon the bed)': Verily. 1 have heard much of one cousin of thine- -a Miss Edu-
cation by name.

Ye Grind: Yea, and 1 will gladly counsel thee how to win her. She loveth many books. Kero-
sene and study lamps delight her much more than ye dopes and ye bonbons. Apply thyself with dili-
gence and forswear all thy acquaintances. Be thou slaid, steady and studious.

Ve SluJe : But, good sir, this would bar all pleasure. Surely she would not have me thus?

Ye Grind: Yea. verily. Bui I see thou art insincere, and s'lalt never win this maiden. I must
warn her at once of thee.

[Exit Ye Grind in much hasle. The cloud lema.ns. Ye Grind collides in the doorwav with Ye
Man Brawn, who enlers, laughing.]

Ye Man Brawn: Yah! ha! So you have offended a guest. But look not so melancholv : he is.
indeed, a small bean, and it matlerelh nol at all. Come forth with me and let us lo the athletic field.

Ve Slude: And what then?

Ye Man Brawn: We will there engage the body in exercise; we will cleanse the blood and ye
mind, and rest ye tired brain.

Ve Stude: Nay; but I must study.

Ve Man Brawn: But you shall study better after exercise. Ken ye not that all work and no

Ve Stude: Yea; but I fear there is too much pleasure in exercise.

Vc Man Brawn: Come, come; you must away with me. and ye shall work better.

[Exit the Iwain. The cloud follows— snakey locks now show on ihe head, and long arms wave]

Act II. Scene II

(Two weeks later. In ye Dope Store, before ye marble founlain, where two white-coated altendan's
serve. Various and sundry young men sland about, talking loudly and saying little. Among tlicm is a
distinguished one— larger and handsomer than the rest — he is one Goodfellow. Enter Ye Slude. evi-
dently embarrassed and thirsty. The cloud is close upon him. An indistinct face therein bears a sneer,
and the snakey locks seem to show forked tongues.]

Ve Goodfellow (speaking very loudly): Oh. I say, Stude, have something.
Ve Stude: Yea. so. and I thank thee.

[They drink.]

Ve CoodfelloW : Let us go above, where we shall find much pleasant company, some gaming
and other drink.

Ve Stude: Thy company pleaselh me; I would more of it. and will accompany thee.

| Thev go out arm in arm. and ihe bystanders wink, one al another, and some are heard to say:

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Act III. S( i m I.

[In November. A pleasant garden. Moonlight. There are trees and flowers. On a ruslic seal
Calic sits, fingering a guitar. The Man in Black reclines, at much ease, on the ground, supported by
pillows. Ye Slude sits near, ill al ease, but trying to emulate bis companion.]

Calic sings: "When as in silk mv ladv goes.

Then, then methinks how sweetly flows
The liquefaction of her clothes.

"Next when I cast mine eyes and see
I bat brave vibration, each way free.
Oh, bow that glittering liketb me."

Ye Man: Encore! Encore!
Ye Slude: Indeed, that is most pleasant.
Ye Man: Art going to see the game to-morrow?

Calic: It would, indeed, be my pleasure. I should delight much to see thy prowess in an open
field run.

Ye Slude: Then will it not be thy grace to attend in my company?
Calic (smiling): Indeed, it would be my pleasure.

[Voices are beard approaching. The Man and Slude arise.]

Ye Man: Come, for hither are those who run us

[F.xit The Man and Ye Slude as others enter and are profusely greeted.]


Act III. Scene II.

[Latter part of November. The Slude's room as in Art II. Scene 1. but much changed. There
are many pictures on the wall. There is confusion evident. Bottles are empty on the table and floor.
Ye cloak of Ye Goodfellow is thrown over ye chair. Football paraphernalia coverelh ye bed. Ye Slude
sits in the window surveying the whole in apparent dejection. And a jewel shows upon his waistcoat.
Behind him. and seemingly all around him, appears a cloud through which leers a heavy, stolid face, the
snakey locks in ecstatic movement occasionally slnke .ml at the bead of Ye Slude. but fall just short
of reaching him. F.nler Ye Senior, without knocking]

Ye Senior: Well, well, old fellow, why so sad '

Ye Slude: Oh. vainly have 1 sought this lady. Education; much counsel has availed me not at
all. and many friends have not yet brought me to her!

Yc Senior: Verily, the dame is bard lo win. Only gieal meril availelh lo her. The counsel ibou
hast had is not ill, save in its one-sidedness. Each that hath taught thee balh been over-zealous in his
..wn cause. Thy belter course lies less with each, and more with all. I .el ihem each be thy means,
but not thy master. This fellow Grind counsels ihee most excellently, but be liveth loo well unto his
own preaching. Take his words as thy scripture and himself as thy warning. So in the fullness ol
diverse pursuits you will round thvself so as to best please thy ladv fair.

Yc Slude: Indeed, ye must speak most truly, for thy name is known for wisdom and accomplish-
ments. I will heed thy words.

Ye Senior: Well and good. But, now come, and I will lest thy mind.

[They exit, the Slude carrying a book. The cloud falls writhing on the floor.]


Act IV. Scene I.

[Lale in December. Ye Stude's room, as in the lasl scene. Ye Slude is d.sclosed ,n meditation^
The door does not open, but as if coming through it the cloud appears. It slowly takes on a shape and
aspect most homble. It is neither human, nor yet beslral. The large head is entire y crowned with
snakes, which strike out madly in all directions. The large and irregular nostrils belch forth vile smoke.
The long aims of the creature are rough-coated in scales and end in barbed hooks. The feet of the
thing are hoof-like, but large, and fringed with horny points. It chants in minor chords and discords.|

"I am the automatic rule,

I know no fear, nor love no man;

My only joy within this school

Is kicking out and cutting down.

Thy ways I well have seen.

Thy follies all wrote down.

No good intent do I admit.

My rule has found thee short.

This is my verdict; this decree

Is written on thy name:

Go out, we can not have thee here —

Thy place is not with us.
[With a shriek Ye Stude leaps through the window, and the monster laughs.)
Curtain and the End

£0p Little Cigarette

Sweet little friend of my leisure.

Slenderly graceful in form,
What moments of exquisite pleasure

You bring with your kisses so warm.

Mid the wreath of your gold-tinted tresses

My lips I can lovingly press,
While you sweetly return my caresses.

Wrapped round in your little white dress.

The warmth of your love o'er me stealing
(For to me you could never be cold).

Your passionate ardor revealing,
Brings bliss in a measure untold.

False women, false friends, some will warn me.

Ah, well, "there are others," I guess,
So long as her spell is upon me
My secrets I'll always confess
To my own little pet —
My adored cigarette. — E-x

Ouni Piuimiis Piiuumis

W/iafsoevci ihv hand fmdeth to do, do it with thy might; foi l/icn i no .-/,. n ,
l ( noi»h Igc, no, visdom in the grave ahilhcr thou goat. Eccl. IX., 10.

1 he sands of life aie running at a fierce and rapid rate:

We are drawing ever nearer lo oui sad .in* 1 cerlain fale;

Lei u eat, ihen: let us dunk, then; lei us sow. and let us reap.

Ere we sink inlo oblivion in the everlasting sleep.

The hours of life are flitting who can stay then onward flight?
\\, are hastening, swiftly, surely, lo the gloom ol endless night;
Lei us jest, then; let us laugh, then; let us dance, and lei us sing;
Death is even now approaching lo, the shadow "I his wing 1

I lie leaves of life are falling - one by one they flutter down;
On the frozen grass they scatter, sere and yellow, dead .iri.l lin.wn.

Lei us work, then; let us play, ihen; let us hoard, and lei us spend,
" I ,11 out little span is over, and we rea-h ihe dreary end,

11, blood ol hi.' is thinning with tie- progress ol the years;
Oui hairs arc graj will sorrow, and our eyes air dim .1 with tears;
Let us slop, ihen; let us rest, ihen; let us think, and let us p ay;
Soon our warm and ihrobbmg bodies will be cold and pulseless clay.

Ihe wine of life is oozing lei us quail it ere il goes.
It will help to ease our anguish; il will help lo soothe our woe;
Lei us touch, then; lei us taste, then; let us smile, and let us sigh,
For our days on earth are numbered we are living but to die.

The fire ol life is burning but tin re's more ol smoke than flame;
Soon 'twill be for ave extinguished; go to. lei us make a name.
Lei us build, ihen; let us breed, then; let us buy, and lei us sell
Ere oui In.! existence passes and we go will, worms to dwell

The wheels ol life are spinning till their revolutions cease
We'll i base lire phanlom happiness, and seek in vain lor peace.
Let us make, ihen; lei us mar. then; lei us marry, ami divorce
[•here's no Cod lo ie, kon with us; there ,s only senseless Force.

The stream of life is running, fanned by summer's balmy breallr.

I'„, I its waters s„„n will m.ngle in the 'sullen sea ol death.

Lei us love, ihen; lei us hale, then; lei us kiss, and lei us curse

"bill we lake our last, lone journey in the plumed and somber hearse.

1 l„- sun mI life i- .King darkness gathers thick and fast;

We shall join those gone bel us in lire dim. forgotten | ,,*i

I .i ,i- eat, then; let us drink, then; ere ihe numbness o'ei us creep.
And we'll- lying slrll and srlenl in ihe everlasting sleep.

W, R, Shields.

ftrlusrti by 3ut1)ortt)>

"There are more things
Than are dreamt of in Jj<

heaven and earth,



T was Buttons' — Buttons' coffee-house in Drury Lane — and the authors of all
time were assembled. Shakespeare was presiding, for the dignity of the
occasion admitted of no other, and in a few words he stated the purpose
of the meeting:

"Co-mates and brothers in Literature," he began —
My Lord Bacon snickered in the safety of the corner.
"Gentlemen, then," snapped the Avonian, "We are met here tonight
to consider a project brought forward by one of the moderns. This scheme
is worthy of your most careful attention, in that it deals with the remodeling
of a book at present most widely read —
said Milton, "my Paradise Regained, to be sure."

Shakespeare rapped for order and continued:

" — A book found in every home, translated, as it is, into most of the known

St. Jerome looked important.

"This work is no less a production than the Mother Goose Rhymes.'

Milton turned suddenly pale, but Dr. Johnson gave him a rousing thump.

"Well, what's your scheme, Billy?" asked Bacon. "Be concise, now, just as you
were in my Hamlet," and the philosopher chuckled.

"Our plan," replied Shakespeare, "is to collaborate on a new edition of Mother
Coose, each rhyme being rewritten by an author of note. This would give both classicality
and variety to the production."

"Fine scheme!" said Diderot.

"You bet!" added Moses.

Ingersoll smiled and reached for his note-book. "Mistake the 91 7th," he murmured.

Shakespeare took from the table a list. "Gentlemen," he said, "here are your
assignments, so far as I have made them out. You may begin work at once. First. The
Cow Jumped Over the Moon," assigned to John Milton."

Milton stepped forward, then paused and asked for an amanuensis.

"Here, Boswell," said Dr. Johnson. The biographer seated himself at the table,
and Milton began to dictate in a sonorous tone:

"O'er Luna, in whose chaste, ensilveied beams

Did Pyramus, what lime his Thisbe dear

From out the walls of great Semiramis

Stole soft into the silence of the night.

Rejoice with cordial joy unspeakable

As love vouchsafed him by thai Power on high.

Who ruleth all things wisely and full well,

A bovine spvight did vault her through the air,

And in the mighty circumambient void

Sail tranquil."

The house shook with applause as Boswell handed the sheet to Shakespeare, who
now announced :

Number two, 'Little Boy Blue,' is assigned to Edgar Allan Poe."


Poe made his way to the middle of the room, stood in thought a moment, ran his
hand quickly through his hair, and began to recite in a slow, sad voice:

"Lilllr boy blue, your horn come blow,
Y our wilding, winding born come blow.
Your weirdly, wooing horn come blow.
Your sheep to the meadow is gone, is gone,
.And your cow to the whispering corn.
I o the wearily whispering corn."

When the applause had subsided, Shakespeare called the third number:

'Little Bo-Peep," Robert Browning."
A full voice from the corner of the room began immediately:

"Bo-Peep— and who can tell her where her sheep are?

O'er barren rocks the paths so long and steep are

That one may scarce pass o'er them in the dav-time.

Much less when 'lis so lale. I'm

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