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volved in his cases, but also in the law of remedies. It trains
him also in the discussion of facts, and to the exercise of that
tact which is so important in real practice.

Practice in Moot Courts forms a part of the plan of instruc-
tion. Every student is required to bring suits in the forms
adapted to all our courts, and conduct them to final hearing.
The professors act as judges, and the students act as attorneys,
jurors, clerks, and sheriffs.

Course of Study.

This has been selected with care from the best works of the
best American authors. It begins with the mere rudiments and


extends to every department of law and equity which may be of
any practical benefit in this countr}', and is designed to prepare
the students for an immediate entrance upon the active duties
of his profession.

It covers above ten thousand pages of living law. The period
allowed for its completion'might be extended, at additional ex-
pense of time and money to the students, but we know from
long experience that, wnth the assistance and under the direction
of the faculty, it can be thoroughlj- accomplished in ten months,
and that hy requiring this to be done, we prepare j-oung men to
receive a license to practice, and enable them in the shortest
time, and at the least expense, to begin^the work of life.

From the vast variet}' of legal topics, the law of which is
taught in this course, the following may be mentioned, to-wit :

Husband and Wife, Marriage and Divorce, Parent and Child, Guar-
dian and Ward, Master and Servant, Pleading and Practice in Courts
of Law, Pleading and Practice in Courts of Equity, Principal and Agent,
Partnership, Factors and Brokers, Bailments, Railways, and other
Common Carriers, Administrators and Executors and Probate of
Wills, Trustees, Guaranty and Suretyship, Sales, Warranties, Negotia-
ble Instruments, Contracts, Corporations, Torts, Damages, Mortgages
Marine, Fire and Life Insurance, Equity Jurisprudence, Criminal Lavw
and Proceedings, Real Property, Evidence, Dower, Landlord and Tenant,
Laws of Nations, Constitutional Law, Federal Jurisdiction, Copyrights
Patents, Trade Marks, Etc.



Histor3' of a Ivawsuit (Martin's Edi- Kent's Commentaries (Vol. IV.),

tion), Barton's Stiit in Equitj',

Cooley on Torts, Story's Equity Jurisprudence, '

Clark on Corporations, Parsons on Contracts,

Kent's Commentaries (Vols. I., II., Black's Constitutional Eaw,

III<)5 Clark's Criminal Eaw.
Greenleaf on Evidence (Vol. I.),
Stephens on Pleading-.

Remember this is not a lecture school. The law of the text
book is assigned as a lesson to the student, and actuallj^ read by
him, and he is examined daily in the class-room on what he has

Each class (Junior and Senior) requires a period of five months,
that is, the student on entering the Junior class studies the books


of that class for a term of five months, and then passing to the
Senior class Studies the books of that class for another like term
of five months, thus completing the entire course in ten months,
or two terms of five months each. The terms begin on the First
Monday in September, and the Fourth Monday in January of
each year. There is a Junior and Senior class beginning with
each term, and students may enter at the opening of either term.

No one will be admitted to the Senior Class with a view to
graduation, except such as have gone satisfactorily through the
Junior Class here.

Students who do not intend to graduate \wa.y enter at any time,
and in either class.

A diploma and a license to practice will be given all who are

No previous reading of law, or any special literary qualifica-
tions, will be required to enter the school.

All graduates of the school are invited to remain another 3'ear
to review, and to induce them to do so, no tuition is charged for
the second 5-ear.

Books for the course may be bought in Lebanon at the prices
stated under the head of Expenses, which is less than publish-
ers' rates ; or, if the student should prefer not to purchase, the
books for either class can be rented from booksellers in Leb-
anon for $11.00 to be paid in cash at the beginning of the term.

It must be remembered that the books used in this school are
the regular text-books of the profession, and will always be
needed in practice, and, when once bought, will last a life-time.


Tuition Fee for term of five months (in advance) $50 00

Contingent Fee (in advance) 5 00

Boarding- in families, per week $3.00 to 4 00

Boarding in clubs, per month 8 00

Books of Junior Class 40 00

Books for Senior Class 40 00

Washing and lights, per term S8.00 to 10 00

Diploma Fee (for Seniors) 5 00

The next term opens September 5, 1898.



This school opens on the Fourth Thursday in June of
■each year and continues for a period of eight weeks. Daily
lectures will be delivered on the following subjects, and on such
•others as the necessities of the class ma}' require, and the
time allowed may admit, viz. :

Nature of Law in General, Law of Nations, Jurisdiction of Courts,
Pleading and Practice in Law and Equity, Marriage and Divorce, Hus-
band and Wife, Parent and Child, Guardian and Ward, Master and
Servant, Corporations, Partnerships, Wills, Executors and Adminis-
trators, Contracts, Sale and Warranty, Statute of Limitations, Statute
of Frauds, Bailments in General, Inn Keepers, Common Carriers of
Goods, Common Carriers of Passengers, Commercial Paper, Insur-
ance, Sales of Real Estate, Mortgages, Landlord and Tenant, Dower,
Torts and Damages, Crimes and Punishments, etc.

This summer course will not take the place of any part of the
regular law course in the Universit}', but it will prepare the
student for a more thorough comprehension of that course when
he shall enter upon its study ; and as a post-graduate review it
will serve to fix in the -memory the principles of law already
learned. After many 5-ears of experience in teaching young
men, and in observing their needs, the Facult}' are convinced
that these lectures will prove greatl}^ beneficial to those who
attend them, and they advise that all do so, both those students
who maj^ have completed in whole or in part the regular course
in the law school here or elsewhere and likewise those who are
contemplating doing so.

The object of the lecturer will be to develop and impress in
the most practical manner those principles of law that are of
frequent application in the life of the lawyer, the business man,
and the citizen. No previous preparation or attainments are
required for admission to the class ; there are no examinations
of any kind, no quizzing, and no text-books.

The time covered by this lecture course falls wholly within


the summer vacation, and does not conflict with the duties re-
quired in prosecuting the regular law course of the University.

Young men who contemplate entering the Law School in
September can obtain the benefits of the lecture course by com-
ing a few weeks in advance of* the regular opening, and they will
be sure to find it invaluable as a preparation for the systematic
study of the law.


Lecture Fee (strictly in advance) $20 00

Boarding- in private families, per week S2.50 to 4 00


Andrew B. Martin,

Lebanon, Tenn.


Question. When does the Fall term of the Law School open ?

Ans. On the First Monday in September of each year.

Ques. When does the Spring term open?

Ans. On the Fourth Monday in January of each year.

Ques. Can students enter at the opening of either term ?

Ans. Yes.

Ques. Is there a Junior and Senior class that begins with
each term ?

Ans. Yes.

Ques. If one enters the Junior Class in September when will
he graduate ?

Ans. The following June.

Ques. If one enters the Senior Class in January when will he
graduate ?

Ans. The following January.

Ques. How long does it take to complete the law course ?

Ans. One college year, or two terms of five months each.

Ques. How much law does the course cover?

Ans. Above ten thousand pages.

Ques. Is the law taught by lectures ?

Ans. No.

Ques. How is it taught?


Ans. By assigning lessons in the text book, which the stu-
dent reads and on which he is examined daily in the class-room.

Ques. Do all students who complete the course receive a di-
ploma and a license to practice?

Ans. Yes. ' •

Ones. To what courts does the license admit one to practice?

Ans. To all State and Federal Courts in Tennessee.

Ques. Can the Faculty grant a license to one who is not a
graduate of the school ?

Ans. No.

Ques. Can one who has read law privately or in some other
law school be admitted to the Senior class as a candidate for
graduation ?

Ans. No. Only those who have taken the Junior course
here are admitted to the Senior class as candidates for graduation.

Ques. If one is not a candidate for graduation can he enter
any class and take any part of the course desired ?

Ans. Yes.

Ques. What is the average necessary expense per term ?

Ans. For the Senior term $120, to which must be added the
cost of books, which is $ti if rented or $40 if bought. The
cost of Senior term is the same with diploma fee of $5.00 added.
This estimate is based on board at $3.00 per week and includes
cost of tuition and contingent fees, food, furnished room and
attention, lights, fuel and laundry.

Ques. Is there a Summer Law School connected with the

Ans. Yes.

Ques. When does this school open ?

Ans. On the Fourth Thursday in June of each year.

Ques. How long does it continue?

Ans. Eight weeks.

Ques. How is the law taught in the Summer School?

Ans. By lectures only.

Ques. Are there any examinations ?

Ans. No.

Ques. Are there any text-books used?

Ans. No.

Ques. Does this summer course take the place of any part of
the regular law course ?


Ans. No.

Oues, Does taking the Summer course entitle one to an
advanced position in the Junior or Senior class of the regular
Law School ?

Ans. No. •

Ques. How is the Summer Law Course beneficial ?

Ans. It is valuable as a review to ihose who may have taken
the regular course here or elsewhere, and is an invaluable prep-
aration for the study of the regular course, to those who con-
template entering the Law School in September or at any other

Ques. What is the cost of attending the Summer Law School ?

Ans. Forty-five dollars will* cover the entire expense of
the eight weeks' term, including tuition and boarding.




NATHAN GREEN, LIv.D., Chancei.i<or :

J. M. HUBBERT, Dean:
Preparation and Delivery of Sermons and Pastoral Theology.

R. V. FOSTER, D.D. :
Systematic Theology.

W. P. BONE, A.M., Librarian:
New Testament Greek and Interpretation.

J. V. STEPHENS, Secretary :

Ecclesiastical History.

( Miirdock Professorship.)


Hebrew and Old Testament Interpretation.
Instructor in Vocal Music.

C. H. BEEE, D.D. :

Missions and Apologetics.


Instructor in Oratory.

The General Assembly's Board of Visitors for 1897-98,

Rev. E. G. McEEAN, D.D., San Antonio, Texas.
[Term expires in May, 1898.]

Rev. W. H. BEACK, D.D., Marshall, Mo.
[Term expires in May, 1899.]

Ruling Elder H. H. NORMAN, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
[Term expires in Maj^ 1900.]



Relation to Cumberland University and to the General


The Seminar}' was founded in pursuance of an "overture"
made to the Trustees of Cumberland University by the General
Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in May, 1S49,
the acceptance of which overture b}' the Trustees was reported
to the Assembly, in May, 1S50, whereupon the Assembly imme-
diately appointed a committee to prepare and report a " plan "
for the establishment of the institution. This plan was report-
ed and adopted at the meeting of the Assembly, in May, 1852,
and was concurred in by the Trustees, and the school was
opened in September, 1S53. According to this organic law of
the institution, the Seminary is to be "subjected to the control
of the Assembly," but is to be operated by the Trustees, under
the University charter, as the Theological Department of Cum-
berland University. The Trustees have directed that Seminary
students shall have the privilege of pursuing, free of charge,
such studies as they may wish to take in other departments of
the University.


While the Seminary's chief aim is to train men for the minis-
try, its advantages are also open, by direction of the General As-
sembly, to all persons, whether men or women, who wish to
make special preparation for Christian usefulness as evangelists,
missionaries, Bible-readers, workers in Sunday-schools, Young
Men's Christian Associations, etc.

Classes of Students.

Regular students are those who pursue the regular three years'
Classical Course, on the completion of which the Seminary's
diploma is awarded.

English students are those who pursue the prescribed studies
in all departments except those of Greek and Hebrew. To these
a certificate is issued upon completion of the course.


Special students are those who take elective studies, following
their own preferences. To these no certificate is issued.

Graduate students are those who have taken a regular three
3'ears' course, and these may have the direction of the Faculty in
pursuing graduate studies looking to the degree of A.M. or Ph.D.

Conditions of Admission.

The Seminar}- is open to Christians of all denominations.
Those coming from other Seminaries with testimonials showing
lionorable dismission, will be received to the same degree.

Those wishing to take the Regular or the English course, who
liave not received the degree of A.B. or its equivalent from some
reputable college, must stand such examination as will prove
them capable of profitablj- pursuing the studies of this course.

Those wishing to take a special course or elective studies are
not required to have received a degree or to pass an examination.

Every student, before being enrolled as a member of the Sem-
inar}', shall subscribe to the following declaration :

'■ Recognizing the importance of improving in knowledge,
prudence and piety, in my preparation for Christian labor and
usefulness, I promise, in reliance on Divine grace, that I will
faithfully attend upon all instructions of this Seminary, in that
particular course of study which I shall undertake ; that I will
conscientiously observe the rules and regulations of the institu-
tion ; and that I will obey the lawful requisitions and yield to
the wholesome admonitions of the authorities of the Seminary
while I shall continue a member of- it.''

Seminary Year.

The Seminary Year begins on the first Wednesday in October;
and it closes on Wednesday before the second Thursday in May,
at which time the regular work of the Seminary schedule is
ended, except with the members of the Senior Class, who are
transferred to the Law Department, to pursue the study of the
Law of Evidence until the regular University Commencement.

Contingent Tax.

Xo charge is made for instruction, but applicants for admission
to the Seminary, whatever may be the studies they may wish to
pursue, must pay a contingent fee of $5.00, and a library fee of


$i.oo, for each term of the seminary year; and until these fees-
are paid, no one can be enrolled as a seminary student. When
students enter late in the term, no deduction is made from the
contingent and library fees.

Boarding Expenses.

Comfortable rooms, already furnished, are provided at Divin-
ity Hall for all Seminar}- students desiring to cccup}^ them. No
rent is charged, but each occupant must furnish his fuel and
lights, also pay a fee of twenty-five cents a month, in advance,
as a means of providing a fund for having the rooms cared for
and kept in repair. Those using these rooms are expected to-
take their meals at Divinity Hall, each one paying only his
proportional part of what is necessary to meet actual expenses,
which is usually about $7.00 a month.

Good board, with lodging, may be had in private families, from
$10.00 to $15.00 per month.

Progress, Needs and Prospects.

The Seminary occupies rooms on the second floor of the new
University building, which are all that could be desired in com-
modiousness and convenience. With the exception of the Hale
Reference Library room, however, these rooms cannot be said
to be permanently or properl}' furnished. Pews, organ and floor
covering are needed for the chapel, seats and desks for class-
rooms, etc., etc. It is hoped that the sum called for by the last
(1897) General Assembly may soon be paid in and available for
these and other needs.

The total endowment of the Seminary, the recent McDaniel
bequest not yet having been made available, is a little over
$62,000, bearing interest at 6 per cent. It should be at least
double this amount, in order to adequately support the present

Acknowledgment is here made of the much needed aid which
the ladies of the Nashville congregations have rendered, in sup-
plying by the work of their Educational Circle the means of em-
ploying Mr. F. J. Stowe as Instructor in Oratory. They expect
to continue aiding the Seminary in this manner during its pres-
ent need.

Cumberland University. 43

Catalogue of Theological School.

The Theological School issues a separate catalogue, contain-
ing fuller information as to requirements, courses of study,
librar}' equipments, progress, needs and prospects of the school.
It will be sent to anyone requesting it of W. P. Bone, Librarian,
Lebanon, Tenn.



Introduction to the study of theology, including lectures on
Theological Encyclopedia, Methodology, and Bibliography.
Sj'stematic Theolog}', including the doctrine concerning the
sacred Scriptures and Theolog}^ proper. Two hours a week.
Hebrew, including the material of Harper's " Method and Man-
ual " and " Elements of Hebrew," with readings in the historical
books. Hebrew syntax. Five hours a week, first term; four, sec-
ond. Xew Testament Greek, readings and studies in the Gos-
pels, special attention being given to grammatical studies, and
to the Life and Teachings of Jesus. Tuo hours a week, first
term; three, second. Biblical Historj-, including Geography and
Antiquities, and Contemporaneous History. Three hours a week.
Practical Theolog}', including studies in the preparation and de-
liverj' of sermons, accompanied with suggestions and criticisms.
Each member of the class is required to hand in two sermotis for
private or class criticism. Two hours a week. Mission Work,
including lectures on its Aims, Principles and History. One
hour a week. Lectures on Constitutional and Municipal Law.
One hour a iveek. Oratory, including the Evolution of Expres-
sion, Physical Culture and Voice Culture. Two hours a week.
Music, elements and sight-singing. One hotir a week.


Systematic Theology, including the doctrines concerning
Creation, Providence, Man, Sin, and the Person of Christ. Thre'e
hours a week. The Life of Christ, and Ecclesiastical History
to the beginning of the Reformation. Three hours a week.


Hebrew Poetry, with critical stud}- of a number of psalms,
and of passages from other poetical books. Hebrew Proph-
ecy, with reading of one or more of the Minor Prophets.
Two hours a %veek. New Testament Greek, studies in the Life
and Epistles of Paul, including the principles of interpretation.
Three hours a week. English Bible exposition, Old and New
Testaments. One hour a week. Practical Theology, instruction
in the preparation and delivery of sermons continued ; the
theory and mode of public worship, hymnology, pastoral work
among the people, etc. Each member of the class is required to
hand in two sermons for private or class criticism. Tivo hours
a week. Missions, including lectures on Comparative Religions.
One hotir a zveek. Oratory, including the Perfective Laws of
Art, Voice Culture, Literary Analysis, Theory of Gesture, and
Philosoph}' of Expression. Tivo hours a week.


Systematic Theology, including the doctrine concerning the
Work of Christ, the various Doctrines of Grace, of the Church.
and of the Last Things. Three hours a zceek. Hebrew, includ-
ing Messianic Prophecy, its rise, progress, fulfillment. Hebrew
Wisdom Literature, with study of the books of Job, Ecclesiastes,
Proverbs. Two hours a week. New Testament Greek, includ-
ing Special Introduction, studies in the Apocalypse and one or
more of the Epistles, and the Biblical Theology of the New
Testament. Three hours a week. English Bible Exposition,
Old and New Testaments. One hour a week. Ecclesiastical
History, from the beginning of the Reformation to the present
time, with special attention to the History of Christianity in
America. Three hours a week. Practical Theology, including
Church Polity, sacred music, lectures, praxes, and text-book work
in various branches of Christian activit}'. Each member of the
class is required to hand in two written sermons for private or
class criticism, also to deliver one discourse in the Seminary
Chapel, in the presence of the professors and students, these
exercises being open to friends and visitors. T'wo hours a week.
Mission Work and lectures in Apologetics. One hotir a week.
Oratory, including the Perfective Laws of Art, Art Criticism,
Hymn and Bible Reading. Two hours a week. The Law of
Evidence. Last three iceeks in May.


Catalogue of Students==i897=



Arakawa, Shig-ehide Tokio, Japan. Philosophy.

A.M., University of Michigan. LL.B., Cumberland University.
Caldvrell, William Alien Mt. Juliet, Tenn Philosophy.

A.B., Cumberland University.
Davidson, Thomas Wiiburn Hutton Vallej', Mo Philosophy.

A.B., Cumberland University.
Fender, George "William Rockwall, Tex Philosophy.

A.B., Trinity University.
Griffis, Thomas Owen Roberson Fork, Tenn. . . .Philolog-y.

A.B., Cumberland University.
Hayes, Cleburn L, Covington, Tenn Chemistry.

A.M., Peabody Normal College.
Kennard, Wilbert Stanton Lebanon, Tenn Chemistry.

A.B., Cumberland University.
Landis, Edward Bryant Bellbuckle, Tenn Philosophy.

A.B. , Cumberland University.
Miller, William Brumfield Unionville, Tenn Philosophy.

A.B., Cumberland University.
Spoonts, Walter Edward Tehuacana, Tex . .Philosophy.

A.B., Trinity University.
Sullivan, John Wesley Rich Hill, Mo Philosophy.

A.B., Cane Hill College. B.D., Cumberland University.
Wyatt, Wilbur Carl Nashville, Tenn Philosophy.

A.M., National Normal University.
Graduate Students 11.



Buquo, Helen Erin , Tenn.

Caldwell, Albert Green Trenton, Tenn.

Darby, Mary Phelps Evausville, Ind.

Darby, Judith Frances Evansville, Ind.

Dickey, Reuben Gibson Protemus, Tenn.

Hereford, William Francis New Market, Ala.

Howe, William Albion, 111.


'-^ — Keathl_v, Robert Lee Rutherford, Tenn.

/-^ lyawrence, Billups Featherston Chicago, 111.

Living-ston, William Lee Ga^'lesville, Ala.

McCroskev, Oscar Travlor Lebanon, Tenn.

McWilliams, Asbury Bouldin Fayetteville, Tenn.

Moorman, Marion Ridley- Somerville, Tenn.

Williams, Marion Dug-an Emmet, Ark.

Tates, Paul Mt. Vernon, 111.

Seniors 15.


Coole3% Gertrude Erin, Tenn.

Forgey, Thomas Bramlette Santa Fe, Tenn.

Johnson, Samuel Dotson Hubbard City, Tex.

Johnson, Wilej- Douglas Hubbard City, Tex.

Leeper, Eppa Claude Fredonia, Ky.

Moss, Austin Flint Louisville, Kj'.

Payne, John Howard Gladico, Tenn.

Simms, Paris Marion Lewisburg, Tenn.

Stewart, Alexander P E Las Vegas, N. Mex.

Juniors 9.


Uaird, James Oscar Partlow, Tenn.

Brown, Joseph E Chattanooga, Tenn.

Craig, Rufus Herlie ."'YT Edgewood, Tenn.

Darbj', Phelps Franklin Evansville, Ind.

Dj'er, Calvert Welch Evansville, Ind.

Eddins, Abram Francis ^ Faj-etteville, Tenn.

Finch, Carl TAfp. Dresden, Tenn.

Hines, Charles Crawford f[/S^. Howell, Tenn.

Johnson, Ernest Xewton j- • • Corsicana, Tex.

McGregor, Frank Anderson. . '. .Vv^'rVr'. . . . .Lebanon, Tenn.

McWilliams, Jacob Marion yi/Sf Fa^'etteville, Tenn. ^

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