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IDoI. If. 1898. 

IPublisbeD b^ tbe 
Junior Class of 
Lebanon Dalles College. 

IFn tbc silent &a5S, 

®f otber pears, 
TTbroufib scenes of mirtb, 

/IC>inole& witb tears— 
TTbou wast an& i^et sball be ! 

TLo tb^i sacre5 sbrines, 
Hlma /iDater true, 

irbese bumble lines 
Hn mbite anC> JBlue, 

Me J)eMcate to tbee. 


FEW months of realization of the Sophomoric reveries, brought 
the Juniors face to face with new duties. 

The newest of these was the inauguration of a custom 
that prevails in every institution of high standing. 

This duty became more urgent, when the General Conference of the 
Church made it imperative upon every college uuder the recognition of 
her board of education, to have a curriculum homologous with the colleges 
of recognized superiority. 

Accordingly, that the Juniors of this and succeeding years might be 
abreast of all the better movements in the college world, the class of 1899 
determined to publish this first annual. 

In its composition, we have endeavored to conform to the desires of 
all concerned, and, if there is but a thread of the seemingly sarcastic, it 
is really only the expression of the burlesque, and not the scurrilous. 

It is earnestly hoped that the Bizarre will cause those who have 
gone out of the places which we now occupy, to lift their faces from the 
object of their chief concern, and once again salute the White and Blue. 

It is further hoped, that this first edition will prove to be but the in- 
ception of a factor in the weal of our college, that shall be so reinforced 
by the efforts of present and future students, as to preclude falter and any 
means of successful restraint; and that the boys and girls, into whose 
hands this volume may chance to fall, maj' become better acquainted with 
the college and thereby be attracted to its associations and privileges. 

If one of these desires shall be realized, let it then be said : Bizarre ! 
Made virtute esto. 

Because we cannot disallow the usual happenings to such a publication , 
we give it over to the critics for a final word. 


Ebitoiial Staff. 


Harry E. Miller. 

associate EJiitora. 

I. W. HUNTZBERGER, I ^ ,, „ i . 

College Ueparimeni. 
Alma Mae Light, ) 

Mary E. Kreider, .... Literary Department. 

G. Mahlon Miller, . . . Literary Societies. 

Anna S. Myers Christian Associatiofis. 

C. V. Clippinger, . . . Thumps and Bumps; Artist. 

H. M. Imboden Athletics. 

Caroline D. Seltzer, • . Department of Music. 

asueiness /IBanager. 

Walter G. Clippinger. 

assistant aSusiness /Hbanagcrs. 
John D. Stehman. Leah C. Hartz. 

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Xebanon tPalle^ College. 

College Colors : 
White and Blue. 

College Kell : 
Btickely Brax ! Bricketv Brax ! 
Kowax ! Kowax ! L. V. C! Tiger! 

atblctic fell: 

Look at our White ! Look at our Blue j 
What do we yell for f Not for you. 
What do we yell for? Don' t yojc see? 
We yell, we yell, for L. V. C. 
Sis, boom, bah ! 

College Calenbar, 


September 5, 1S98 — Entrance Examination, 10 o'clock A. M. 

September 6, 1898 — Fall Term begins, 9 o'clock A. M. 

November 24, 1898 — Anniversar}^ of the Clionian Literary Society. 

December 22, 1898 — Fall Term of Sixteen Weeks ends. 


-Entrance Examination, 2 o'clock P. M. 

-Winter Term begins, 9 o'clock A. M. 

-Day of Pra^^er for Colleges. 

-Winter Term of Twelve Weeks ends. 

-Entrance Examination, 2 o'clock P. M. 

-Spring Term begins, 9 o'clock A.M. 

-Anniversary of the Kalozetean Literary Society. 

-Anniversary of the Philokosmian Literary Society. 

-National Holiday — Decoration Day. 

-Final Examination of Seniors begins. 

-Baccalaureate Sermon. 

-Address to the Bible Normal Union Graduates. 

-Commencement of the Department of Music, 7:30 

o'clock P. M. 
-Meeting of the Board of Trustees, 9 o'clock A. M. 
-Public Meeting of the Alumni Association, 7:30 

o'clock P. M. 
-Annual Address before the Literary Societies. 
-Spring Term of Twelve Weeks ends. 























































IDistor^ of tbe Ifnstitution, 

HE vigorous growth of the Church of " The United Brethren in 
Christ " throughout Pennsylvania, Marj'land and Virginia, and 
her desire to keep abreast of the times in the moral and intel- 
lectual culture of her sons and daughters, made Lebanon Valley 
College a necessitj'. Accordingly in 1866 this institution was 
founded, and in 1867 chartered by a special act of the Legislature of the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Annville, located in the heart of the beautiful Lebanon Valley, was 
chosen on account of its accessibility, healthfulness and inspiring scenery ^ 
and because of the liberalit}' of public-spirited citizens. 

It is the purpose of Lebanon Valley College to give such liberal cul_ 
ture as will qualif}^ young men and women to be practical and self, 
reliant as well as learned. The purpose of the founders, as set forth in 
the charter, was to plant an institution which would become so ample in 
facilities and manifold in departments as to furnish instruction in all the 
subjects of a general and special education. Towards this original 
purpose the institution is rapidly advancing. 

Its courses of study — Classical, Scientific and Musical — are extensive 
and thorough, equal to those of the best colleges in the country, pro- 
viding that liberal culture and breadth of knowledge at which the higher 
education aims. 

The buildings, three in number, are situated on a fine campus of 
about ten acres, within easy access of the railroad station, post-office, 
churches and the usual business centres. 

Since the founding of the institution, the following have served as 
Presidents : 

Thomas R. Vickroy, i866-'7i. 

Lucian H. Hammond, iSyi-'je. 

David D. De Long, i876-'87. 

Edmund S. Lorenz, i887-'89. 

Cyrus J. Kephart, iSBg-'go. 

E. Benj. Bierman, i890-'97. 

Hervin U. Roop, 1897. 

During these years 240 youiii^ men and women have graduated ana 
more than 3,000 young people have been at least partially prepared 
for all the more prominent and influential callings in life — for the 
law, medicine, the ministry, for the press, authorship, teaching, for 
legislative and judicial positions — giving a Christian education for all 
these spheres of activity that most directly and decisively shape the char- 
acter and wield the power of the nation. 

XLbc Corporation. 


Zexm Eipires 1901. 

Rev. Samuel D. Faust, D. D., Dayton, Ohio. 

B. F. Baker, Esq Keedysville, Md. 

Rev. S. D. Skelton Winchester, Va. 

Rev. Isaac H. Albright, Ph. D., Dallastown, Pa. 

S. W. Clippinger, Esq., Chambersburg, Pa. 

Adam R. Forney, A. M Annville, Pa. 

Isaac B. Haak, Esq Myerstown, Pa. 

Rev. Charles A. Mutch, Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 

Rev. C. W. Stinespring Frederick, Md. 

Rev. William H. Washinger, A. M Chambersburg, Pa. 

Rev. S. K. Wine, A. M., Staunton, Va. 

H. B. Miller, Esq., Harrisonburg, Va. 

Zexm Bipires 1900. 

Rev. Daniel Eberly, D. D Abbottstown , Pa. 

W. H. Ulrich, Esq Hummelstown, Pa. 

Rev. Julius E. FouT, Washington, D. C. 

Rev. J. C. S. Myers, Annex, Va. 

Rev. J. B. Chamberlain, Keedysville, Md. 

B. F. Engle, Esq Harrisburg, Pa. 

Valentine K. Fisher, A. B., Berne, Pa. 

William A. Eutz, Esq Shippensburg, Pa. 

Rev. Hiram B. Dohner, B. D., Bellegrove, Pa. 

Rev. William H. Sampsell Berkeley Springs, W. Va. 

tterm Eiptres 1S99. 
Rev. E. B. Kephart, D. D., EE- D., . . . . Annville, Pa. 
Rev. J. T. Spangler, A. M., B. D., -. . . Annville, Pa. 
Henry H. Kreider, Esq Annville, Pa. 


Rev. John A. Keiper, A. M ... Myerstown, Pa, 

Rev. Jacob R. Ridenour Middletown, Md. 

Nathaniel B. Light, Esq., Lebanon, Pa. 

Rev. Solomon L. Swartz, Middletown, Pa. 

Rev. C. a. Burtner, Ph. D Harrisburg, Pa. 

Reno S. Harp, A. M., Frederick, Md. 

John H. Mavsilles, A. B., Philadelphia, Pa. 

President H. U. Roop, Ph. D. 

Professor J. E. Lehman, A. M. 

Professor J. T. Spangler, A. M., B. D. 
Professor H. L. Meyer, B. S. 

Professor B. F. Daugherty, A. M. 

Miss M. Etta Wolfe, A. M. 

©fficers of Boar& of trustees. 

Preddeni . . William A. LuTz, Eso. 
Secretary . . Rev. I. H. Albright, Ph. D. 
Treasurer . . Isaac B. Haak, Esq. 


Executive Committee. 

Hervin U. Roop, Cka?r?na7i. 

William H. Washinger, Secretary. 

Isaac B. Haak. Reno S. Harp. 

Benjamin F. Engle. Henry H. Kreider. 

Adam R. Forney. Isaac H. Albright. 



H. B. Dohner, Chairman. H. H. Kreider. 

S. L. Swartz. ♦ S. W. Clippinger. 

S. K. Wine. C. A. Mutch. 

E. B. Kephaet, Chairman. W. H. Washinger. 

Daniel Eberly. S. F. Engle. 

W. H. Ulrich. 


Benjamin F. Engle, Chairman. Isaac B. Haak. 

Samuel D. Faust. Isaac H. Albright. 

J. E. FouT. 

XibratB an& apparatus. 

J. T. Spangler, Chairman. John H. Maysilles. 

John A. Keiper. N. B. Light. 

William H. Sampsell. 

©rounds, aSuflOtngs anO Domestic Department. 

C. A. BuRTNER, Chairman. J. B. Chamberlain. 

J. C. S. Myers. J. R. Ridenour. 

V. K. Fisher. 

Reno S. Harp, Chairman. B. F. Baker. 

C. W. Stinespring. A. R. Forney. 

H. B. Miller. 

Samuel F. Daugherty. 


General aiuinni association. 

President, Rev. Sheridan Garman, B. S., '96. 

Vice-President, Mrs. Millie W. Brightbill, B. S., '81. 

Recorditig Sec7-etary\ . . . Miss EsTELLE Stehman, B. S., '96. 
Correspo?idi?iq- Secretary, . Miss Ella N. Black, B. S., '96. 

T7'easicrer, Rev. Isaac H. Albright, A. M., Ph. D., '76. 

Antiquarian, Hiram E. Steinmetz, A. M., '74. 

Orator, Rev. A. A. Long, A. M., '89. 

Essayist, Mrs. Alice Rauch Heagy, M. A., '77. 

Poet, Norman C. Schlichter, A. B., '97. 

Executive Committee, aiumni association. 

John E. Lehman, A. M., '74, Chairman. 
John W. Owen, B. S., '91. Miss Mabel W. Saylor, '94. 

B. F. Daugherty, a. M., '89. Miss Lizzie J. Kinports, B. S., '83. 

1bonorar\) ScGrees. 

Conferred by the Faculty and Board of Trustees of the Institution since 
its founding in 1 866 : 

/iBaster ot arts. 
1878 — Rev. Jacob W. Bentz. 
1880 — Rev. Cornelius S. Meily. 
1888— Rev. George P. Hott. 

Rev. C. I. B. Brane. 
1890— Prof. R. M. McNeal. 


2)octor or 5)(vinttTS. 

1875— Rev. William S. H. Keys, A. M. 
1877 — Rev. Henry Garst, A. M. 
1878 — Rev. Bishop Rudolph Dubs. 
1881— Rev. Prof. A. R. HoRXE, A. M. 

Rev. Bishop E. B. Kephart, A. M. 
1882 — Rev. Daniel Schindler, A. M. 
1884 — Rev. Bishop J. J. Glossbrenner. 

Rev. J. Wesley Etter, A. M. 

Rev. E. S. Chapman, A. M. 
1885— Rev. William M. Beardshear, A. M. 
1886 — Rev. J. Gwynne Jones. 
1887 — Rev. Benjamin F. Booth. 

Rev. George W. Maclaughlin, A. M. 

Rev. Martin Patrick Doyle. 

Rev. John P. Miller. 
1888— Rev. H. B. Hartzler. 
1889— Rev. Daniel Eberly, A. M. 
1S90— Rev. J. S. Mills, A. M., Ph. D. 
1892 — Rev. Prof. Aaron E. Gobble, A. M. 
1893 — Rev. Charles T. Stearn. 

Rev. EzEKiEL Eight. 
1894 — Rev. Prof. Samuel D. Faust, A. M. 

Rev. J. G. Johnston, A. M., Ph. D. 
1895 — Rev. Z. A. CoLESTOCK. 

Rev. Cyrus J. Kephart, A. M. 
1896 — Rev. Charles Roads. 

2)octor of iPbilosopbB- 
1881— Rev. Prof. Thomas R. Vickroy, A. M. 
1882 — A. Wilford Hall, A. M. 
1896 — Glossbrenner W. Hanger, A. M. 

Doctor of Xawe. 
1888— Rev. Bishop E. B. Kephart, D. D. 
1895 — Rev. Prof. George A. Funkhouser, D. D. 



[To THE Alumni. — A word of explanation niav here be in order. It was the original intention 
of the editors of theCoUeg-e Department to devote considerable space to the Alumni, in accordance 
with the sug-^estions in the letter sent to each one. We regret very much the failure of so many to 
respond, and thus render this impossible. We desire to thank those who were sufficientlv inter- 
ested to reply to our letter. — Editors College Department.] 

Class of 1870. 
William B. Bodenhorn, A. M., died at Annville, Pa., March 4, 1889. 
Albert C. Rigler, Teller, National Bank, Annville, Pa. 
Mary A. Weiss (Reitzel), Chicago, 111. 

Class of 1871. 
Clemmie L. Ulrich, died at Annville, Pa., February 18, 1880. 

Class of 187 •2. 
John Wesley Etter, A. M., D. D., died at Dayton, Ohio, March 28, 1895. 
John K. Fisher, A. M., died at L,ebanon, Pa., June 18, 1890. 
Ezra H. Gingrich, A. M., Druggist, Philadelphia, Pa. 
John H. Graybill, A. M., Minister, St. Mary's, Pa. 
John H. Kinports, A. M., Druggist, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Jennie E. Kauffman (Crouse), M. A., Danville, N. J. 
Adam R. Forney, Merchant, Annville, Pa. 

Class of 1873. 
Henry B. Stehman, A. M., M. D., Superintendent Hospital, Chicago, 111. 
Sarah Burns, M. A., Teacher, Manheim, Pa. 
Charles S. Daniel, Minister, Philadelphia, Pa. 
George A. Loose, Farmer, Birdsboro, Pa. 

Class of 1874. 
Adam R. Forney, A. M., Merchant, Annville, Pa. 
John E. Lehman, A. M., Prof. Mathematics, L. V. C, Annville, Pa. 
Zaranius S. G. Light, A. M., Merchant, Annville, Pa. 

Joseph W. Osborn, A. M., Ph. D., died at Swansea, Mass., Jan. 4, 1889. 
Robert Steinmetz, A. M., Farmer, Annville, Pa. 
Hiram E. Steinmetz, A. M., Merchant, Clajs Pa. 
Rebecca Kinports (Kendig), M. A., Lancaster, Pa. 
Ella Jane Mark (Sneath), M. A., Cambridgeport, Mass. 

Class of 1875. 
Samuel H. Clair, A. M., Principal of Public High School, Ashland, Pa. 
Sarah E. Collier (Etter), M. A., Dayton, Ohio. 

Class of 1876. . 

Isaac H. Albright, A. M., Ph. D., Minister, Dallastown, Pa. 
J. George Johnson, A. M., Ph. D., D. D., Minister, Port Richmond, N. Y. 
John R. Wright, A. M., Minister, Washington, N. J. 
Aaron G. Herr, Clerk, Annville, Pa. 

Class of 1877. 
Geo. W. Hursh, A. M., M. D., Physician, Harrisburg, Pa. 
Abram H. Shank, A. M., Minister, Chambersburg, Pa. 
Alice M. Ranch (Heagy), M. A., Steelton, Pa. 
Ella J. Rigler (Deaner), M. A., Annville, Pa. 
Monroe P. Sanders, died at Marietta, Pa., May 10, 1892. 
Garret G. Shellenberger, Farmer, Wichita, Kan. 

Class of 1878. 
George F. Bierman, A. M., Ph. D., Minister, Halifax, Pa. 
Cornelius A. Burtner, A. M., Ph. D., Minister, Harrisburg, Pa. 
Virginia G. Burtner (Pitman), M. A., 537 Scott St., Toledo, Ohio. 
A. Belle Howe (Oberst), M. A., Teacher, North Platte, Neb. 
Hiram B. Dohner, B. D., Field Secretary, L. V. C, Bellegrove, Pa. 
Daniel D. Keedy, Merchant, Keedysville, Md. 
Harvey E. Thomas, Farmer, Boonsboro, Md. 

Class of 1879. 
Charles D. Baker, A. M., M. D., Physician, Rohrersville, Md. 
H. Clay Deaner, A. M., Horticulturist, Annville, Pa. 


Horace S. Kephart, A. M., Librarian Mercantile Library, St. Louis, Mo. 

John C. Yocum, A. M., Attorney-at-Law, Kansas City, Mo. 

Clara S. Craumer (Levens), A. B., Kansas City, Mo. 

Mary E. Groif (Jaquith), M. A., died at Des Moines, Iowa, May 12, 1891. 

Emma L. Landis, M. A., Hummelstown, Pa. 

J. Lon Whitmoyer, B. S., Salesman, Los Angeles, Cal. 

A. Lefevre Groflf, Bookkeeper, Harrisburg, Pa. 
Fannie C. Killinger (Yocum), Kansas City, Mo. 
Lizzie E. Weidman (Groff), Harrisburg, Pa. 
Henry Wolf, Merchant, Mount Wolf, Pa. 

Class of 1880. 

V. Kline Fisher, A. B., Farmer, Berne, Pa. 
George W. Gensemer, A. B., Tanner, Pinegrove, Pa. 
S. Oliver Goho, A. M., Agent for the American Book Company, Harris- 
burg, Pa. 
Cyrus D. Harp, A. M., B. D., Minister, Providence, R. I. 
Simon P. Light, A. M., Attorney-at-Law, Lebanon, Pa. 
Rosa M. Meredith (Porter), M. A., York, Pa. 
Fannie M. Deaner (Keedy), M. A., Keedysville, Md. 
Alice K. Gingrich (Cowell),M. A., Lodi, Cal. 
Sallie A. Herr (Geyer), M. A., Catawissa, Pa. 
AliceJ. Light (Beam), M. A., Lebanon, Pa. 

B. Frank Baker, Farmer, Keedysville, Md. 
Elmer C. Thomas, Farmer, Boonsboro, Md. 

Class of 1881, 

Ella J. Mark (Sneath), A. M., Cambridgeport, Mass. 

Charles E. Ranch, A. B., Merchant, Lebanon, Pa. 

Elias H. Sneath, A. M., Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy in 

Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 
Isaiah W. Sneath, A. M., B. D., Minister, Cambridgeport, Mass. 
Sylvester K. Wine, A. M., Minister, Staunton, Va. 
Cyrus L. Benson, B. S.. Clerk, Lebanon, Pa. 

Cyrus L,. Benson, B. S., Clerk, Lebanon, Pa. 

Elmer H. Garver, B. S., died at Hastings, Neb., February 23, 1895. 

Henry A. Sechrist, B. S., Minister, Eaton, Ohio. 

Ella M. Smith (Ught), B. S., Lebanon, Pa. 

Arabella Staufifer, B. S., Teacher of Music, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. 

Millie Weidman (Brightbill), B. S., Annville, Pa. 

George A Wolf, B. S., Merchant, Mt. Wolf, Pa. 

Mary A. VanMetre (Funderburk), M. A., Columbia, S. C. 

John B. Ziegler, B. S., M. D., Physician, Penbrook, Pa.' 

James M. VanMetre, Jr., Merchant, Columbia, S. C. 

Class of 1882. 
William O. Fries, A. M., Minister, Van Buren, Ohio. 
Christian E. Geyer, A. B., Attorney-at-Law, Catawissa, Pa. 
Charles B. Gruber, A. M., Baltimore, Md. 
Mary E. Knepper (Meed), M. A., Arkansas City, Kan. 
J. Goodwin Steiner, A. M., Knoxdale, Pa. 
Mary S. Culp (Kennedy), Georgetown, Ont. 
Clinton J. Barr, B. S., Highway Commissioner, Lebanon, Pa. 
Laertes T. Conrad, M. S., Minister, Gouverneur, N. Y. 
John H. Oliver, B. S., Professor in the University of the Pacific, Pacific 

Grove, Cal. 
George W. VanMetre, Surveyor, Martinsburg, W. Va. 


Alice K. Gingrich (Coweil), Lodi, Cal. 

Mary E. Knepper (Meed), M. A., Arkansas City, Kan. 

Ella M. Smith (Light), B. S., Lebanon, Pa. 

Ada M. Underwood (Ayres), Baltimore, Md. 

Class of 1883. 
Elmer E. Craumer, A. B., Attorney-at-Law, Pittsburg, Pa. 
Jacob Z. Hoffman, A. M., M. D., Physician, Wichita, Kan. 
Gideon R. Kreider, A. M., Miller, Annville, Pa. 
Solomon G. Merrick, A. B., Minister, Duxbury, Mass. 


Alice M. Evers (Burtner), B. S., Boj'lston Center, Mass. 
Althea C. Fink (Merrick), B. S., Duxbury, Mass. 
Lizzie J. Kinports, B. S., Annville, Pa. 
J. Foster Milliken , B. S., Attorney -at-Law, Pittsburg, Pa. 


Alice M. Evers (Burtner), B. S., Boylston Center, Mass. 
Ida M. Zent (Richards), Roanoke, Ind. 

Class of 1884. 

Winton J. Baltzell, A. B., B. Mus., Professor of Music, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Glosbrenuer W. Hanger, A. M., Ph. D., Department of the Interior, 
Washington, D. C. 

J. Henderson Kurtz, A. B., Clerk in Ticket Receiver's Office, Pennsylva- 
nia R. R. Company, Pittsburg, Pa. 

Joseph E. S. Medsger, A. B., Jeweler, New Florence, Pa. 

J. Henry Muller, A. M., B. D., Minister, Bloomington, 111. 

J. Oliver Thrush, A. B., B. D., Minister, Postville, Iowa. 

M. Angel Fry, B. S., Postal Clerk, Harrisburg, Pa. 

C. Eugenia Hauck, B. S., Teacher of Music, Lebanon, Pa. 

H. Lincoln Musser, B. S., Merchant, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Anna May Savior, B. S., Teacher, Annville, Pa. 


C. Eugenia Hauck, Teacher of Music, Lebanon, Pa. 

Class of 1885. 
Markwood M. Burtner, A. M., Minister, West Fairview, Pa. 
William S. Ebersole, A. M., Professor of the Greek Language and Liter- 
ature in Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. 
Joseph Allen Lyter, A. M., Minister, Hummelstown, Pa. 


Servilla K. Gensemer (Bowman), died at Pinegrove, Pa., April 25, 1897. 
Minnie E. Speck, died at Braddock, Pa., January 15, 1895. 
Ida M. Speck, Scottdale, Pa. 


Class of i8S6. 
Daniel Emory Burtner, A. M., B. D., Minister, Boylston Center, Mass. 


M. Ella Moyer, Teacher of Music, Lebanon, Pa. 

Class of 1887. 
Clayton H. Backenstoe, B. S., Attorney-at-Law, Harrisburg, Pa. 
Harry Thomas Denlinger, A. B., Minister, Penbrook, Pa. 
Anselm Vinet Hiester, B. S., Professor of Mathematics, Franklin and 

Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. 
Joseph Patterson Jordan, A. B., Minister, McDonald, Pa. 
Lillie Catharine Mark (Ball), A. B., Cambridgeport, Mass. 
George Rigler Shenk, A. M., M. D., Phj'sician, Reading, Pa. 
William Dick Shupe, B. S., died at Johnstown, Pa., March 13, 1894. 
Sallie Jane Waite, Teacher, Bellefonte, Pa. 
Morrison Weimer, A. B., B. D., Minister, Chicago, 111. 

IN music. 
L. Augusta Doyle, Huntingdon, Pa. 

Carrie Gertrude Eby (Jeffers), New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y. 
Katie E. Ranch (Miller), Lebanon, Pa. 

Class of 1888. 
Albert Henry Gerberich, B. S., Principal of Public Schools, Williams- 
town, Pa. 
William McClellan Hain, B. S., Attorney-at-Law, Harrisburg, Pa. 
Anna Rebecca Reed (Weimer), B. S., Chicago, 111. 
Joseph Kurtz Wagner, B. S., Minister, Spring Run, Pa. 


Alice Lydia Kutz, Teacher of Music, Newville, Pa. 
Sallie Adaline Mark, Cambridgeport, Mass. 
Sidney Moyer, Lebanon, Pa. 
Nettie May Swartz, New Oxford, Pa. 


Class of 1889. 
Benjamin Franklin Daugherty, A. M., Professor Latin Language and 

Literature, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. 
Joseph Daugherty, B. S., Minister, Baltimore, Md. 
Samuel D. Faust, A. M., D. D., Professor of Church History in Union 

Biblical Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. 
Reno Schaeffer Harp, A. M., Attorney-at-Law, Frederick City, Md. 
John Lincoln Keedy, A. B., B. D., Minister, Lysander, N. Y. 
Edward Everett Keedy, A. B., B. D., Minister, Hadley, Mass. 
John Edward Kleffman, B. S., Minister, Gettysburg, Pa. 
Aaron Albion Long, A. M., Minister, Columbia, Pa. 
Ell wood Thomas Schlosser, Farmer, Boonsboro, Md. 

Class of 1890. 
Edward StaufiFer Bowman, B. S., Minister, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
Edward Otterbein Burtner, B. S., B. D., Minister, Gordonville, Pa. 
Loula S. Funk (Bowman), B. S., Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
William Robert Keller, B. S., Pension Agency, Philadelphia, Pa. 
William Haines Kindt, A.M., Principal Seminary, Fredericksburg, Pa. 
James T. Spangler, A. M., B. D., Professor of Greek Language and 

Literature, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. 
Allen Fishburn Ward, B. S., Tailor, Lebanon, Pa. 


Loula S. Funk (Bowman), B. S , Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
Anna Ruth Forney (Kreider), New Haven, Conn. 

Class of 1891. 
Schuyler Colfax Enck, B. S., Minister, Manheim, Pa. 
Samuel J. Evers, A. B., B. D., Minister, Glenbrook, Conn. 
John Wilson Owen, B. S., Minister, Duncannon, Pa. 
Lillian M. Quigley, B. S., Harrisburg, Pa. 
Ella Nora Saylor (Sheffey), B. S., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Grant Lincoln Schaeffer, A. B., Student in Yale Divinit}^ School and 
Minister, Oxford, Conn. 

Mary Magdalena Shenk, B. S., Annville, Pa. 

William Henry Washinger, A. M., Minister, Chambersburg, Pa. 


Minnie M. Burtner, Teacher, West Fairview, Pa. 

Carrie E. Smith, Professor of Instrumental Music in Lebanon Valley 
College, Annville, Pa. 

Class of 1892. 

Annie E. Brightbill (Harp), B. S., died at Annville, Pa., March 15, 1896. 

Anna Ruth Forney (Kreider), A. B., New Haven, Conn. 

Elmer Loose Haak, B. S., Bookkeeper, Myerstown, Pa. 

Jacob M. Herr, B. S., Teacher, Grape, Mich. 

Seba C. Huber, B. S., Attorney-at-Law, Tama, Iowa. 

Josephine Kreider (Henry), B. S., Annville, Pa. 

Andrew Raymond Kreider, B. S., Rockwood, Pa. 

David Albert Kreider, A. B., Ph. D., Instructor in Physics in Yale Uni- 
versity, New Haven, Conn. 

Laura E. Reider (Muth), B. S., Hummelstown, Pa. 

Lillie J. E. Rice, B. S., Baltimore, Md. 

John Dickson Rice, A. B., Attorney-at-Law, Chambersburg, Pa. 

Harry Backenstoe Roop, B. S., M. D., Physician, Columbia, Pa. 

Hervin Ulysses Roop, A. M., Ph. D., President Lebanon Valley College, 
Annville, Pa. 


Lulu M. Baker, Student, Westerville, Ohio. 

Annie E. Brightbill (Harp), died at Annville, Pa., March 15, 1896. 
Florence R. Brindle (Gable), Organist, Shamokin, Pa. 
Katie P. Mumma, Teacher of Music, Enders, Pa. 
Delia F. Roop (Daugherty), Annville, Pa. 
Ella N. Saylor (Sheffey), Harrisburg, Pa. 
Elvire C. Stehman, Mountville, Pa. 

Samuel H. Stein, Student in the Theological Seminary of the Reformed 
Church, Lancaster, Pa. 


Class of 1893. 

Simon Peter Bacastow, B. S., Merchant, Boiling Springs, Pa. 

Horace W. Crider, B. S., Stationer, York, Pa. 

Joseph G. W. Herold, B. S., Minister, West Newfield, Me. 

Samuel Thomas Meyer, A. M., Teacher, Annville, Pa. 

John L. Me5'er, A. M., Teacher, Annville, Pa. 

Harry H. Sloat, Teacher, Rockport, Pa. 

Elvire C. Stehman, B. S., Mount ville. Pa. 

Minnie E. Weinman, B. S., Wilkinsburg, Pa. 


Marj^ C. Batdorf, Annville, Pa. 
Anna E. Wilson, Cave Town, Md. 

Class of 1894. 

David S. Eshleman, A. B., B. D., Minister, Annville, Pa. 

Oscar E. Good, A. M., Teacher, Progress, Pa. 

George K. Hartman, A. B., Minister, Lebanon, Pa. 

Samuel F. Huber, A. B., Law Student in the University of Pennsylvania, 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
George A. L. Kindt, A. B., Chemist, East Greenville, Pa. 
William H. Kreider, A. B., LL. B., Attorney-at-Law, Philadelphia, Pa. 
H. Lenich Meyer, B. S., Professor of Natural Science in Lebanon Valley 

College, Annville, Pa. 
Maggie Strickler, A. B., Teacher in Toulon Academy, Toulon, 111. 
Annie E. Wilson, B. S., Cave Town, Md. 
James F. Zug, A. B., Clerk, Marshalltown, Iowa. 


Ida L. Bowman (Richard), Teacher of Music, Royersford, Pa. 

Mellie Fortenbaugh (Bowman), Philadelphia, Pa. 

Emily E. Loose, Palmyra, Pa. 

Ella Pennypacker (Hoover), Mountville, Pa. 

Mabel W. Saylor, Annville, Pa. 


Class of 1895. 

Harry W. Ma3fer, B. S., Sacramento, Pa. 

John H. Maysilles, A. B., Foreman in Car Works, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Jacob H. Reber, B. S., Principal of Public High School, Huntingdon, 

John R. Wallace, B. S., Teacher, Norfolk, Ya. 


Urban H. Hershey, Teacher of Music, Manheim, Pa. 

Class of 1S96. 

Ella Nora Black, B. S., Assistant Teacher of Music in Lebanon Valley 

College, Annville, Pa. 
Sheridan Garman, B. S., Minister, York, Pa. 
Harry H. Heberly, B. S., Student of Medicine, York, Pa. 
J. Alexander Jenkins, A. B., Minister, St. Paul, Minn. 
Bertha Mumma, B. S., Teacher, Fredericksburg, Pa. 
Chas. H. Sleichter, B. S.. Scotland, Pa. 
Estelle Stehman, B. S., Mountville, Pa. 


Ella Nora Black, Assistant Teacher of Music in Lebanon Valley College, 

Annville, Pa. 
Howard Gobin Henry, Druggist, Annville, Pa. 
Mary E. Kreider, Student, Annville, Pa. 
Bertha Mayer, Saci'amento, Pa. 

E. Ruth Mumma, Teacher of Music, Lancaster, Pa. 
Estelle Stehman, Mountville, Pa. 

Class of 1897. 

Ira E. Albert, A. B., Minister, Elizabethville, Pa. 
Harry Boyer, B. S., Minister, Red Lion, Pa. 

Raymond P. Daugherty, A. B., Prof. Natural Sciences, Avalon College, 
Trenton, Missouri. 


Howard E. Enders, B. S., Post Graduate Student University of Michi- 
gan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Anna M. Keller, B. S., Post Graduate Student, L. V. C, Annville, Pa. 

Mary E. Richards, B. S., Clerk, Annville, Pa. 

Norman C. Schlichter, A. B., Assistant Secretary Y. M. C. A., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

Adam S. Ulrich, B. S., Law Student, U. P., Philadelphia, Pa. 

George A. Ulrich, B. S., Student JefFerson Medical College, Phila., Pa. 

Charles B. Wingerd, A. B., Student U. B. Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. 

jfacult^ anb Ifnstructors. 


President unci Professor of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Oratory. 

A. B., Lebanon Valley College, 1892; A. M., Wooster University, 1894, and 
Ph. D., '95; Student in Psychology and Anthropology, Clark University, 
1895; Student in Elocution, National School of Oratory, Philadelphia, 
1895-96; Student in Philosophy and Pedagogy, University of Pennsylvania, 
189-5-97; Prolessor of English and Pedagogics, Shippensburg State Normal 
School, 1892-95; Professor of English and History, Rittenhouse Academy, 
Philadelphia, 1895-96; State Superinendeut Sabbath School Xornial Work, 
1896-97; President Lebanon Valley College, 1897. 


Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy. 

A. B., Lebanon Valley College, 1874, and A. M., 1877 ; Student in Mathe- 
matics, Ohio University, 1893-94, and Cornell University, 1894; Instructor 
in Mathematics, Fostoria Academy, Ohio, 1881-85; Principal Preparatory 
Department and Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Otterbein University, 
1885-87; Professor of Mathematics, Lebanon Valley College, 1887-97; Pro- 
fessor of Mathematics, Pennsylvania Chautauqua, 1895, 1896 and 1897; 
Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy, Lebanon Valley College, 1897. 


Profes.wr of the Greek Language and Literature. 

A. B., Lebanon Valley College, 1890; B. D., Union Biblical Seminary, 
1894; Admitted to Ministry 1891; Ordained, 1894; Acting Professor of the 
Greek Language aud Literature, Lebanon Valley College, 1890-91 ; Tutor 
in Union Biblical Seminary, 1892-93; Pastor U. B. Church, Hagerstowu, 
Md., 1894-97; Professor of Greek Language andLiterature, Lebanon Valley 
College, 1897. 


Professor of Natural Sciences. 

B. S., Lebanon Valley College, 1894; Student in History of Education, 
University City of New York, 1894-95; Supervisory Principal, Seventh 
Ward Schools, Johnstown, Pa., 1895-96; Professor Natural Sciences, Leb- 
anon Valley College, 1896. 


Professor of Latin Language and Literature. 

A. B., Lebanon Valley College, 1889, and A. M., 1892: Graduated from 
Union Biblical Seminary, 1891 ; Admitted to Ministry, 1889; Ordained, 1892; 
Pastor Fifth United Brethren Church, Baltimore, Md., 1891-94; Editor 
Young Peoples'' Christian Union Herald, 1891-9.S; Pastor Otterbein United 
Brethren Church, Harrisburg, Pa., 1894-97; Student in Latin, Cornell Uni- 
versity, Summer Semester, 1897; Professor of the Latin Language and 
Literature, Lebanon Valley College, 1897. 

Preceptress, and Professor of the Modern Languages and English Literature. 

A. B., Otterbein University, 1887, and A. M., 1890; Post-graduate work in 
Language and Litei'ature, 1890-95; Professor English Training School, 
Dayton, Ohio, 1895-96; Professor Sugar Grove Seminaiy, Pennsylvania, 
1896-97; Preceptress, and Professor of the Modern Languages and English 
Literature, Lebanon Valley College, 1897. 


Professor of Instrumental Music and Theory. 

Graduate Musical Course, Lebanon Valley College, 1891; Teacher of Music, 
Harrisburg, 1891-92; Student at New England Conservatory of Music, 
Boston, 1892-94; Teacher of Music, Harrisburg, 1894-95; Professor of In- 
strumental Music and Theory, Lebanon Valley College, 1895. 


Professor of Vocal Cidtiire and Art. 

A. B., Western College, Toledo, Iowa, 1889, and A. M., 1892; Graduate J. 

C. Bright Conservatoiy of Music, Toledo, Iowa, 1890; Private Teacher of 
Voice Culture, 1890-92; Student in Voice Culture, Boston, 1892-93, and 
Baltimore, 1893-95; Private Teacher of Voice Culture and Art, Baltimore, 
1895-96; Professor of Voice Culture and Art, Sugar Grove Seminary, Penn- 
sylvania, 1896-97; Professor of Voice Culture and Art, Lebanon Valley 
College, 1897. 


Professor of Harmony, Voice Culture and Musical History. 

Licentiate of Loudon College of Music, England; Principal and Director, 
Oskaloosa Conservatory of Music, Iowa; Concert Organist, State Society of 
Music Teachers, 1893; Director Adelphi Concert Company, Boston; Director 
of Music, St. Catherine's Orphanage, Reading, Pa; Secretary for the United 
States and Examiner for Degrees of London College of Music, England; 
Organist and Choir Master, Episcopal Cathedral, Reading, Pa.; Professor 
of Harmony, Voice Culture and Musical History, Lebauon Valley College, 


Assistant in Instrumental Music. 

B. S., Lebanon Valley College, 1896, and graduate Musical Course, 1896; 
Post-graduate Student in Music, Lebanon Valley College, 1896-97; Assist- 
ant Instructor in Music, Lebanon Valley College, 1897. 


Teacher of Elocution and Physical Culture. 

B. B., Cumberland Valley State Normal School, 1893, and M. E., 1895; 
Teacher, and Student Elocution and Physical Culture, 1893-96; Student 
Dickinson College, 1896-97; Student Elocution and Physical Culture with 
Miss Ditto, New York City, 1897; Teacher Elocution and Physical Culture, 
Lebanon Valley College, 1897. 


Teacher of Stenography, Typewritiug, Pemnanship and Book-keeping. 

Graduate of Lebanon Business College, 1893 ; Teacher Stenography and 
Typewriting, Lebanon Business College, 1893-96 ; Teacher Stenography, 
Typewriting, Book-keeping and Penmanship, Lebanon Valley College, 1896. 


Teacher of History and English. 

A. B., Ohio Normal University, 1892, and A. M., 1895; Student at National 
Normal University and Ohio Wesleyan University, 1898; Professor of Greek 
and Latin, North Western Military Academy, 1893-94; Student, Cornell 
University, Summer School, 1894; Principal Academy, Reedsville, Pa., 
1894-96; Principal Public Schools, Newport, Pa., 1896-97; Teacher History 
and English, Lebanon Valley College, 1897. 


Assistant in Science and Mathematics. 

A. B., Lebanon Valley College, 1894, and A. M., 1895; Instructor in Science, 
Lebanon Valley College, 1894-96; Instructor Academy, Spring Mills, Pa., 
1896-97; Instructor in Science and Mathematics, Lebanon Valley College, 


Instructor in English Bible. 

Student at Oberlin College, Ohio, 1876-81; Assistant Secretary Y. M. C. A., 
Cleveland, Ohio, 1883-85; General Secretary Y. M. C. A., Watertown, N". Y., 
1885-87; Assistant State Secretary Y. M. C. A., Kansas, 1888; State Secre- 
tary Y, M. C. A., Pennyslvania, 1889-94; Superintendent Pennsylvania 
Bible Institute, Philadelphia, 1895; Instructor in English Bible, Lebanon 
Valley College, 1897. 


Lecturer on International Law and Biblical Antiquities. 

A. B., Otterbein University, 1865, and A. M., 1868; D. D., Carthage College, 
and Lebanon Valley College, 1881 ; LL. D. , Lebanon Valley College, 1888, 
and Otterbein University, 1889; Principal Michigan Collegiate Institute, 
1865-66; Pastor, 1866-68; President Western College, 1868-81; State Senator, 
Iowa, 1872-76; Bishop L^nited Brethren Church, 1881; Lecturer on Inter- 
national Law and Biblical Antiquities, Lebanon Valley College, 1897. 


Lectwer on Socicd Ethics. 

D. D., Lebanon Valley College, 1887; Admitted to the Ministry, 1S70, Or- 
dained, 1875; Pastor First U. B. Church, York, 1879-81; First U. B. Church, 
Chambersburg, 1881-87; Salem U. B. Church, Baltimore, 1887-90; Western 
College Church, Toledo, Iowa, 1890-93; Memorial U. B. Church, Harris- 
burg, 1893; Lecturer on Social Ethics, Lebanon Valley College, 1897. 




Henry S. Beals, A. B Illinois Wesleyan Universit}', 

Glen Moore, Pa. 

John H. Best, C. E., Lehigh University, 

Baltimore, Md. 

Ella Nora Black, B. S., . . ■ Lebanon Valley College, 1896, 

Annville, Pa. 

Edward S. Bowman, A. M., . . Lebanon Valley College, 1897, 

Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

E. S. Brownmiller, Missionary Institute, 1880, 

Reading". Pa. 

S. C. Encr, B. S. Lebanon Valley College, 1891, 

Manheim, Pa. 

Oscar E. Good, A. M., . . . . Lebanon Valley College, 1895, 

Progress, Pa. 

Joseph G. W. Herold, B. S.,. . . Lebanon Valley College, 1893, 

West Newfield, Me. 

J. Alexander Jenkins, A. B., . Lebanon Valley College, 1896, 

St. Paul, Minn. 

AnnaM. Keller, B. S., . . . . Lebanon Valley College, 1897, 

Campbelltown, Pa. 

F. M. McLaury, a. B., . . . . Wesleyan LTniversity, 

York, Pa. 

John L. Meyer, A. M., .... Lebanon Valley College, 1896, 

Annville, Pa. 

Bertha MuMMA, B. S., Lebanon Valley College, 1S96, 

Fredericksburg, Pa. 

J. Calvin Oldt, A. M Central Penn. College, 1890, 

Put-in-Bay, Ohio. 

Jacob H. Reber, M. S Lebanon Valley College, 1896, 

Hunting-don, Pa. 

John R. Wallace, B. S Lebanon Valley College, 1895, 

Norfolk, Va. 

Wilbur M. Yeingst, A. B., . . Dickinson College, 1896, 

Boiling Springs, Pa. 





Senior Class, 

/IDotto : 

' ' Nunc initium finif. ' ' 

3f lower: Colors: 

Sweet Pea. Steel Gray and Pink. 



' ^ Hiti-Titi—Peda—Balloo ; 
Ne-Wah-Te-U-B-Tate ; 
Rackity—Cax-Hullabaloo ; 
We are the class of Ninety-eight.'' 

President John Q. Deibi^er. 

Vice-President, . . . LouiSE R. Miller. 

Secretary J. ASA Light. 

Treasurer, AllEn U. Baer. 

Historia7i Jay W. Yoe. 

Poet, John R. Geyer. 


Allen U. Baer, Reading; 23 N. C. 

Prepfired for College at Reading Business College; Scientific Course; Class — 
Treasurer; P. L. S. — President, Secretary, Critic; Treasurer Y. M. C. A.; 
Associate Editor Forum; Intends to enter Ministry of U. B. Church. 

John 0. Deibler, Curtin ; 23 N. C. 

Prepared for College at Berrysburg Seminary; Scientific Course; Class — 
President, Treasurer; P. L. S. — President, Vice-President, Secretary; Philo. 
and College Quartette; Glee Club; Foot-ball Team, '97; Expects to enter 
Ministry of U. B. Church. 

Orville p. DeWitt, Annville ; Railroad Street. 

Prepared for College at Xew California High School; Student Ohio ^Vormal 
University, 1S89-92; Post-graduate Student and Teacher 1892-97; Entered 
Lebanon Valley College, 1897; Classical Course; P. L. S. — Critic; First Orator 
P. L. S. Anniversary, '98; Editor-in-Chief Forum; Manager Foot-ball 
Team, '97; Expects to continue profession of teaching. 

John R. Geyer, Ro3'alton ; 33 N. C. 

Prepared for College at Middletown High School; Classical Coui'se; Class — 
Secretary; P. L. S.— Secretary; Second Orator P. L. S. Anniversary, '97; 
Associate Editor Forum; Secretary Athletic Association; Expects to pursue 
Course of Pedagogy, University of Pennsylvauia. 

Bessie E. Kinports, Annville ; West Main Street. 

Prepared for College in North Annville Public Schools and Normal School; 
Scientific Course; Class — President; C. L. S. — President, Secretary; First 
Orator C. L. S. Anniversary, '97; Awaiting /i/8 arrival. 

Edwin Kreider, Annville; East Main Street. 

Prepared for College in Annville Public Schools and Preparatory Depart- 
ment L. V. C; Scientific Course; Class— Secretary; Future intentions, "Nit." 

J. As.\ Light, Cohe'va ; 28 N. C. 

Preparatory Department L. V. C; Scientific Course; Class — Secretary; P. 
L. S. — Vice-President, Secretary; Future intentions. Chemist. 

EouiSE RowsE Miller, Harrisburg; 4 S. C. 

Prepared for College in the High Schools of Toledo, Iowa, and Harrisburg, 
Pa.; Student at Irving College 1895-97; Entered Lebanon Valley College 
1897; Classical Course; Class— President, Vice-President; C. L. S.— President, 
Secretary; Future intentions. Get Married, Teach or Dye. 


Stella K. Sargent, Annville; West Main St. 

Prepared for College, Aimville Public Schools, and Lebanon Business Col- 
lege ; Musical Course; C. L. 8.— Pianist; Treasurer, Y. W. C. A.; Intends 
to teach Music. 

Jay W. Yoe, SHippensburg ; 40 N. C. 

Preparatory Department, Lebanon Valley College; Classical Course; Class- 
President, Secretary, Treasurer; P. L. S.— President, Secretary; Essayist, 
P. L. S. Anniversary, '97; Y. M. C. A. -President, Secretary; Associate 
Editor, Forum ; Expects to enter Ministry. 

Jacob Zerbe, Heilmandale ; 40 N. C. 

Preparatory Department, L. V. C; Classical Course; Class — President, 
Treasurer; P. L. S. — President, Critic; Second Orator, P. L. S. Anniver- 
sarj', '96; Associate Editor, Forum; Expects to enter Ministry. 

Class Mietor^» 

OMETS, meteors, stars, worlds and systems, like the fluctua- 
tions of the tide, appear and disappear at regular intervals. 

These ordinar_v phenomena of nature are the beginning of 
investigation, the origin of scientific research, the source of 
philosophical thought, and the mother of metaphj'sical interpretation. 

So many organizations, though by their very nature transient, are the 
inexhaustible fountains from which issues the immortal blood of the 
human race. 

In the political world three successive steps — suppression, dissatisfac- 
tion and revolution — are the parent of a new government. 

In the collegiate world, Sophomore vanity, self-inflation and blind 
superstition, in connection with the inconceivable ignorance and vain 
vauntings of the "Preps.," compels those occupying the adjoining 
province to organize themselves into an invincible Macedonian phalanx, 
to resist the invasion of this second Attila, the apparent second scourge of 

The Freshman, as he emerges from the Preparatory, the chrysalis 
state, is the most beautiful butterflj' of pride that ever man did spy. 

When we were Freshmen, never were we more closely united to ac- 
complish our cause ; never more daring in deed ; never more firm in 
adopting and carrying out our resolutions. Everj^ one, when reeling on 
a vast precipice of an impending danger, was strengthened by repeating 
the motto common to all Freshmen : " Where I am, there art thou (class- 
mate) also. Thy conceit and th}' greenness, the}^ comfort me." Our 
Freshman year is replete with interesting and dramatic scenes, and if they 
should ever be reduced to writing, they would surpass any comic History 
of Greece, Rome, England or the United Slates now extant. 

While we were sojourning in Freshmen Land we built a strong battle- 
ship, and christened it Progress, which conveyed us across the bosom of 
the briny, boisterous sea. Intervention, to Sophomore country, of which 
we were destined to become naturalized citizens. 

The scenery of this region of the collegiate globe was of an eccentric 

While the class was taking a pleasure tour through the country, a 
peculiar object monopolized their attention. Every one claimed to be able 
to tell at a distance what it was. The opinions varied from a monkey to 
a mule. Finally, on account of the differing opinions, the class con- 
cluded that there exist no realities, external to mind and idea, which may 
in any way be proven, and, from that day, the class became skeptical and 
critical with respect to every theory. 

After our return from this trip we built a balloon to take us across the 
Mediterranean Sea, which separates the two hemispheres of the collegiatg 

The reason we crossed this ocean in a balloon was to prepare ourselves 
to enter the Junior Empire, which is inhabited b}' a scientific people. 
There we pursued, with great interest, the study of Natural Philosophy, 
but some of the members could never fully comprehend the principles of 
mechanics and magnetism, because some male members could never at- 
tract their opposite. 

Thej' philosophized, but were unable to solve the problem. The 
greatest event, while we were pilgrims of this glorious empire, was the 
Junior excursion to Penryn Park, to honor the illustrious Tribes — 
" Preps.," Freshmen, Sophomores and Seniors, who were located around 
us. The day was enjoyed by all, since it was conducted differently from 
any other outing. 

The members were exceedingly anxious that the year should draw to 
a close. At last the day came, and, as the time came for our departure, 
we assembled on the campus of the Capitol Building of the Empire, and 
held our farewell services, since we were graduates of the ancient and 
modern languages. 

We closed the services with the following song : 

Praise pony, froiij whom translations flow ! 
Praise him, all students here below ! 
Praise him, above, ye alumni host ! 
Praise keeper, horse, and tlieir joint ghost ! 

After the President had pronounced the benediction, we traveled on 


foot from the Junior Empire to the Senior Kingdom, which is joined to 
the former by a narrow isthmus. On our arrival at the Capitol of the 
Senior Kingdom we had only three of the charter members, besides seven 
others who took the place of those who left us. 

In this kingdom, realism transplanted our Sophomore skepticism, 
through the testimony of the fossils, the attestation of philosophy, the 
guide of logic, and the pursuance of practical, scientific work. We 
realize that we are no longer the same persons as when we started. Our 
entire personalit}' has changed, and as we draw aside the veil of the future 
and survey its beautiful landscapes, who can tell how it will end ? 

We as a class have about traversed the entire collegiate globe. The 
goddess of concord, peace and unity has alwa}'s heralded us onward to 
our destined goal. 

We have about completed a noble conquest, and one might as well tr}^ 
to harness the wind, saddle a hornet, make a polar expedition on the 
back of a wasp, or take a day's outing on the wings of greasj^ lightning, 
as to give a full history of our class. 

It is easy for a bald-headed man to locate an itching spot on the top of 
his sterile cranium, when a mosquito sits on it, giving him encourage- 
ment and inspiration, ever urging him on in his efforts, but if one should 
endeavor to trace the life of ever\' member in the different spheres of sense 
and nonsense, he would need more than earthly aid to accomplish his task. 

— Historian 

Class poem. 

Nunc Initium Finit. 

Wheu as Freshmeu we'd left our fond mothers' arms 
Aud come to our college, entranced with its charms, 
Our hazing time past lo the verj' last day, 
As slowly we clean the last traces away 
The only words that our seared lips can say — 
' ' Nunc initium Jinit. " 

When as Sophs we start in on our waj' of destruction, 
All confused by an old Greek or Latin production, 
And to find out the meanings our poor brains cannot, 
We in deepest despair loan an old, time-worn trot. 
And in triumph exclaim as we turn to our cot — 
" Nunc initium finil.' " 

When next, as Juniors, a loved ladj' fair 
Answers our suit with a lock of her hair: 
With our vanity wounded and love-sick, heart-sore, 
We iu agony groan as we come to explore 
How her love has been held by five Juniors before — 
"Nunc i7iitium finit !" 

Wheu as Seniors we con our philosophies o'er, 
Wheu filled with exploded systems of yore, 
Puffed up with our greatness, and yearning for fame, 
We go into the world to achieve a great name, 
Enraptured with self, we exulting exclaim — 
"iViwic initium finit." 

But when life's coui'se is finished — its curriculum run — 
And we find no post-graduate work can be done. 
Then a vision of far brighter halls we behold 
And a campus whose pa^'ings are all of pure gold, 
Humblj' our dying lips these words will mould — 
" Nunc initium finit." 

— POET. 

^^ofy^G TtD l-T.C 

Junior Class. 

. Motto : ' ' Vincit qui se vincit. ' ' 

Flower : Daisy. Colors : Jlfaroofi and White. 


' ' Vhicit qui se vincit ! ' ' 
II toujours etait y.a\ soil sein. 
So Xiy^-ai et on ecrit, 
Y-i) yiwjv of ninety-nine. 



President, John D. Stehman. 

Vice-President, . . . H. M. Imboden. 

Secretary, Mary E. Kreider. 

Treas2irer, John P. Batdorf. 

Historian, Galen D. Light. 

Poetess, Hattie S. Shelley. 


Emma R. Batdorf, Annville, West Main Street. 

Emma attended the Public Schools of Annville; in the fall of '95 she 
entered L. V. C, and is pureuing the Scientific course; she has served as 
Secretary of her class; also as Vice-President and Secretary of the C. L. S.; 
at the present time she is serving as Critic of the C. L. S. ; at the Clio An- 
niversary, '97, she was Reader; she intends to continue work in Elocution 
and Music. 

J. P. Batdorf, Annville, West Main Street. 

Johnnie attended the Public Schools of Annville, graduating in 1895 as 
President of the class; in the meantime he clerked in his father's store; 
entered L/ebanon Valley College in '95, where he is pursuing the Scientific 
Course; he has served as Secretary of the P. L. S.; expects to go into 

Clarence V. Clippinger, Taneytown, Md,, 38 N. C. 

C. V. was born near Shippensburg, Pa. ; he attended the Waynesboro 

Public Schools, from which he entered the Cumberland Valley State Nor- 
mal School, graduating in 1894; from 1895-96 he was Principal of the Public 
Schools of Glasgow, Cambria County, Pa. ; he entered the Scientific Course 
at L. V. C. in 1896; he has been a member of the College Orchestra, String 
Quintette, College Quartette and Artist for the Bizarre; he expects to 
continue the profession of teaching. 

Walter G. Clippinger, McKinney, 13 N. C. 

W. G. was born at Lurgau, Pa.; he attended the Public Schools and Orrs- 
town Summer Normal; after having taught in the Public Schools four 
years he was granted a teacher's permanent certificate in May, '93; in the 
fall of '94 he entered L. V. C, where he is pursuing the Classical Course; he 
has been President of the class and Eulogist at the P. L. S. Anniversary, 
'98; is Business Manager of the Forum and also of the Bizarre, and Presi- 
dent of the Athletic Association; intends to enter the ministry. 

Edith S. Grabill, Lancaster, 4 S. C. 

Edith attended the Public Schools of Lancaster, graduating from the High 
School in June, 1896, as Secretary of her class; she attended Irving C-ollege 
from 1896-97; in the fall of '97 she entered L. V. C, pursuing the Scien- 
tific Course; she is Corresponding Secretary of the C. L. S. 

George M. Haines, Avon, 28 N. C. 

George was born at McKee's Half Falls, Snyder County; he attended the 
Public Schools of this p]ace, and also the High School of Pine Grove; in 
'95 he entered L. V. C, where he is pursuing the Scientific Course; he has 
been Treasurer of his class and Corresponding Secretary K. L. S.; he intends 
to teach. 

Leah C. Hartz, Annville, West Main Street. 

"Hartzie" attended the Public Schools of Annville, graduating in 1892, 
and later attended the Annville Normal School, in 1893 she graduated from 
Lebanon Business College, where she received the highest honors in pen- 
manship; after having taught shorthand in this college for three years 
she came to L. V. C, where she is pursuing the Scientific Course and 
also teaching shorthand, boolskeeping, typewriting and penmanship; she 
has been Secretary of her class and President of the C. L. 8.; is President 
of tlie Y. W. C. A. and Assistant Business Manager of the Bizarre; she 
intends to engage in Christian work after he finishes his course at the semi- 

Susie F. Herr, Annville, East Main St. 

Sue has always resided in the beautiful town of Annville; she attended the 
Public Schools and graduated in 1895; in the spring of that year she entered 
L. V. C; here she is pursuing the Scientific and Musical Courses; she has 
been Secretary of her class; she intends to be Her-r. 

Harry H. HoY,^Killinger, 26 N. C. 

Harry claims Daupliin County as his home; he attended the Public Schools 
of Elizabethville, and entered Preparatory Department of L. V. C. in '94; 


is pursuiug the Classical Course; he served as Vice-President and Secretary 
of P. L. S., Associate Editor of the Forum, and was a member of the '97 
foot-ball team; intends to enter the ministry. 
I. W. HuNTZBERGER, EHzabethtown, East Main St. 

Reared on a farm and attended Public Schools of Lower Dauphin County; 
was a teacher in liis native township from 1890-92; graduated from Cum- 
berland Valley State Normal School in 189.5; from 1895-96 he was Principal 
of the Liverpool Borough Schools, Perry County; he spent last year at 
Bucknell University, and entered L. V. C. in '97; served as Captain of the 
foot-ball team of '97, and was re-elected for '98; Editor of the College De- 
partment of the BiZABKE; expects to continue the noble work of teaching. 

Harry M. Imboden, Annville, West Main St. 

Harry attended the Public Schools of Annville, graduating in '94; he then 
entered L. V. C, where he is pursuing a Classical Course; be has served in 
his class as President, Secretary and Treasurer; has been President, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer of the P. L. S.; he was Captain of the base-ball team 
and a member of the '97 foot-ball team; he is Editor of the Department of 
Athletics of the Bizarre; after graduation he intends to enter the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

W. O. Jones, Elkton, Va., College Ave. 

Willie first saw the light of day in Madi.son County, Va.; when a boy he 
attended the East Point Public Schools; in the winter term of 1892 he 
entered Shenandoah Institute, where he graduated in '95 as Valedictorian 
of the class, receiving the degree B. A.; from 1895-96 he was Assistant 
Pastor at Berkley Springs, W. Va., and from 1896-97 he was Pastor of the 
Prince William Mission, Virginia; he entered the Junior Class in L. V. C, 
January, 1898, pursuing the Clasical Course; intends to continue in the 

Mary E. Kreider, Annville, East Main St. 

Mamie received her early education in the Public Schools of Annville; she 
graduated in '94, and then entered L. V. C. ; she graduated in Music (piano) 
at this college in '96; she is also pursuing the Classical Course; she served 
as President and Treasurer of the class, and is at present Secretary; she has 
been Secretary and Critic of C. L. S., and was Second Orator at C. L. S. 
Anniversary, '97; Editress of Literary Department of the Bizarre; she 
intends to pursue the art of music. 

Alma Mae Light, Annville, West Main St. 

"Alma Lux" has always resided in the beautiful town of Annville; she 
attended its Public Schools, and was graduated from its High School in '94 
as Valedictorian and Secretarj' of the class; in the spring of '94 she attended 
the Annville Normal, and in the fall of '95 entered L. V. C, where she is 
pursuing the Scientific Course; she has been Critic of the C. L. S., and is at 
present Treasurer; at the Clio Anniversary, '97, she was Essayist; is 
Editress of the College Department of the Bizarre; she intends to engage 
in teaching — " The Master Profession." 


Galen D. Light, Jonestown, i6 X. C. 

Galeu, after attending the Public Schools of Jonestown and receiving a 
Public School Diploma in '92, attended the Anuville Normal School; in the 
spring of '93 he pursued the Normal School Course at Schuylkill Seminary, 
Fredericksburg; in the fall of the same year he commenced the Scientific 
Course at that institution; in the fall of '94 he entered the Class of '96 at L,. 
V. C; the following fall, however, he could not return to resume work 
owing to ill health; he -was clerk for nearly two years in a Lebanon drug 
store; he returned to L. V. C. in January, '98, to finish the Scientific 
Course; he is Historian of the Class of '99, and was Essayist at the P. L. S. 
Anniversary', '98; is at present Vice-President of P. L. S. ; intends to teach. 

G. Mahlon Miller, Harrisburg, 32 N. C. 

Mahlon was born in York, Pa. ; his father being a Pastor, he has had many 
opportunities for acquiring a practical education, especially as his father's 
assistant: being a very bright boy, he at an early age completed his course 
iu the Public Schools at Toledo, Iowa, and Harrisburg, Pa., graduating in 
1897; he is pursuing the Scientific Course; he served as Vice-President of 
his class, and was a member of the foot'ball team of '97; he is Editor of the 
Department of Literary Societies of the Bizarre; he expects to continue 
as his father's assistant. 

Harry E. Miller, Lebanon, 27 N. C. 

Harry received his early education in the Public Schools of Johnstown; he 
attended the High School of Tower City and the G. Dawson Coleman In- 
stitute; in the fall of '94 he entered L. V. C, where he is pursuing the 
Classical Course; he has been President of the Class of '99, and also of the 
K. L. S. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Bizarre. He intends to continue 
in the JNIinistry. 

Anna S. Myers, Mount ville, 20 S. C. 

Anna has claimed this place as her residence since her birth. She attend- 
ed the Public Schools iu 189-5. In the Fall of '95 she entered L. V. C, 
where she is pursuing both the Scientific and Musical Courses. Since en- 
tering college she has served as Vice-President and Secretary of her Class, 
Vice-President and Secretary of the C. L. S., and Secretary of the Y. W. 
C. A. She is Editress of the Department of Religious Work of the 
Bizarre. After completing her course she expects to instruct others in 
hammering the piano keys. 

Edwin K. Rudy, Union Deposit, 26 N. C. 

Eddie is his father's son, and has been reared on a farm in Dauphin county. 
Entered the Preparatory Department of L. V. C, iu '92. In '96 he at- 
tended Cumberland Valley State Normal School, and last year again en- 
tered li. V. C. Has been Vice-President of the Class and Secretary of the 
P. L. S. Intends to do nothing. 

Caroline D. Seltzer, 937 Willow St., Lebanon. 

Carrie received her earlv education in the Lelianon Public Schools. She 


graduated from the High School iu 1895. In 1892 she graduated iu Theory 
and Music, under Mrs. Eoie A. Grunibine, and in Piano in '96, under the 
same teacher. She entered L. V. C, in the Fall of 97, where she is pursuing 
the Scientific Course. She is Editress of the Musical Department of 
the BiZAREB. Intends to pursue Music. 

Hattie Spangler Shelley, Hatton, 8 S. C. 

Hattie was reared in Cumberland County, attending the public Schools 
there. Graduated from Cumberland Valley State Normal School, 1893. 
After teliching iu the Public Schools three years, she entered Dickinson 
College in '96. While here she won the Walkley prize in oratory. Pur- 
suing the Scientific Course, and is Teacher of Elocution and Physical Cul- 
ture in the College. Her leisure moments are devoted to training Climbing 
Vines. She intends to continue teaching Elocution and Physical Culture. 

John D. Stehman, Mountville, 39 N. C. 

Johnnie attended the Public Schools of his native town. He entered L. 
V. C, in the Fall of '94, pursuing the Classical Course. He has served as 
President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the K. L. S., and was Orator at 
the K. L. S. Anniversary, '96 and 97. He is at present President of the 
Junior Class, President of the Y. M. C. A. and Assistant Business Mana- 
ger of the BiZAKRE. He was a member of the foot-ball team. Intends 
to study Medicine. 

Maud S. Trabert, Annville, West Main St. 

Maud S. was born in Reamstown, Lancaster county, during the cold 
month of August. She prepared for College at Linden Hall Seminary, 
Lititz, and Irving College, Mechauicsburg, and is here pursuing the Scien- 
tific Course. She has been Vice-President and Treasurer of the Class, also 
Vice-President and Treasurer of the C. L. S. After graduation she may 
continue the study of vocal music. 

IDistov^ of tbe Class of '99. 

S the might)' oak has its rise in the small acorn, so likewise, it 
can be truh' said that the class of '99, though very small in 
its origin has grown to be a mighty force. It is with pleasure 
that your humble historian traces its successive growths and 
achievements from its inccplum. 

On a beautiful Saturday in June, of which month the poet has so 
beautifuUj' said, — 

' ' And what is so rare as a day in June ? 
Then, if ever, come perfect days; 
Then heaven tries the earth, if it be true ; 
And over it softly her warm ear lays, " — 

one maiden and three youths strolled one by one to a beautiful grove 
where Nature seemed to pour forth lavishly her richest possessions. As 
they stood on the mossy bank, pondering the great possibilities of their 
future college life, the gigantic trees bowing, as it were, in their pi'esence, 
the birds chirping and singing songs of welcome, and the stream rolling 
its peaceful waters at their feet, they organized themselves into the class of 
'99. Unaware were their fellow students that a new class had sprung 
into existence, for Silence reigned supreme. But during the Commence- 
ment week the class emerged from its silence into public recognition as 
they entered the Freshman year from Prepdom. 

Quietly vacation passed away. In the Fall of '95, all the founders of 
the class returned to undergo the experience of " Freshies," usually 
noted for wisdom, and to pine away at the studies of the college curri- 
culum. But not alone did they undertake the task, for eight more 
united in fellowship with them. They consisted of lads and lasses and 
communicated one to another their woes and sorrows. They manifested 
their class loyalty by wearing pins and their flag was alwaj's at the head. 
The close of the Freshman year was reached successfully. 

The class entered upon the Sophomore year with additional compan- 
ions. It is needless to say that the class proved itself equal to all occa- 
sions. It had the extreme pleasure of serving the class of '97 at their re- 
ception during Commencement week. 

It now stepped into the Junior year. The atmosphere of our classic 
halls had portended something Unusual and at last it was realized that 
twenty-three Juniors were about to tear up the classics and the sciences, 
and, not least of all, " Sammie's shoe soles and bicj'cle tires." Even the 
professors shrinked at their approach. The poor " Sophs " were curling 
up their noses and dared not to open their mouths in public. Bucknell 
University, Irving College, Dickinson College, and Shenendoah Institute, 
each contributed one to the class. Theologians, pedagogues, musicians, ar- 
tists, poets, authors in embryo, farmers, etc., — indeed, of a heterogeneous 
character — composed the class which was destined to be not only supe- 
rior in numbers to every other class, but also in quality, to the great envy 
of the " Sophs.'' Ah ! this was a wonderful event in the history of L. 
V. C, for everything was to be revolutionized. Laurels were awaiting 
the class in every department of the college. The memorable outing 
given by the class to the students and professors was magnus. Mt. Gretna, 
the beautiful summer resort, was the goal of every one. Our ladies 
proved themselves perfect hostesses and gave their hungry guests enough to 
eat. But soon the new President of the college was to be inaugurated 
and some one was to represent the student body. The Junior ranks, al- 
ways ready for action, are called upon and one of our theologians is 
chosen. On February 22, 1898, a flag was to be presented by the stu- 
dents to the college with a grand program. A Junior orator is sum- 
moned to give the presentation address. The patriotism that issued from 
the heart of the speaker, clothed in the finest of language, melted the 
hearts of the audience. Our public rhetoricals were full of enthusiasm 
and oratory. The "Sophs," full of envy, held indignation meetings 
afterwards. But the}^ must be pardoned, owing to their lack of literary 
judgment, and we hope that under our tender care, this may be so de- 
veloped that, at the close of this year, they may be worthy to receive the 
Junior garb of dignity. The class is well represented in the athletic de- 

partments as well as in the different literary societies and Christian asso- 

Looking at the records of our class, and comparing them with the 
other classes of the past and present, we discover a greater number, and 
also more classical students in our class. Co-education and mutual com- 
panionship are prominent features of the class, since there are about an 
equal number of promising youths and pretty maidens. 

It is with some pride that we make reference to this — the first issue of 
the Bizarre. Our class has desired to keep in harmony with the active 
spirit manifested in our college, so dear to us, and also with other educa- 
tional institutions. We hope that this effort may prove a credit to our 
class and equally so to our own institution, and that this work, begun by 
us, may be continued in future years. 

We wish that we might portray the future of the members of the class 
of '99 ; but as this is a history — a record of past events — we dare not 
do this. Permit us to say that if we can judge the future by the past, the 
class of '99, will emerge from the closing hours of the nineteenth century 
into the morning hour of the twentieth, as bright lights in the world's 

— HiSTORI.lN. 

Ubc 3^unior8. 

Ho, proud fairy queen, with your angel-like wings. 

Come, bid the wild woodland adieu ; 

For I have a stor}' I'm longing to tell, 

A sweet little message for you ; 

'Tis not of the feast of Beltzshazzar the King, 

With his glittering goblets of gold — 

'Tis not of the feast of fair Dido, the queen, 

For these are do^/i stories, old. 

But I will tell 3'ou of a jovial band. 

Who are brimful of laughter and glee. 

No, they are not Seniors, or Freshmen, or "Sophs," 

They're Juniors from L. V. C. 

The proud atideni Seniors, may boast of their charms. 

And the Freshmen — as green as can be ; 

And the "Sophs" so conceited, how farthe^^'re below 

The Juniors from L. V. C. 

"Sophs " maj' talk of their wisdom and tell of their might, 

And pride in " their lassies so fair." 

They're not half so pretty nor one-third so witty — 

They can't with the Juniors compare. 

See the shape of our heads and the cut of our coats, — 

What singers, what orators we ; 

What kind hearted maidens, and beautiful, too. 

We're the Juniors of L. V. C. 

Our virtues are manj^ our vices are few ; 

In courage and truth we don't lack. 

With our hands to the plow, we press bravel}' ahead. 

And never, like Lot's wife, look back. 

Who makes the great conquests of hearts and of love. 

Which captured forever, shall be ? 

Who solves the great problem in " Math," — Say in "Trig" — ? 
The Juniors of L. V. C. 

Who plans all the outings, and carries the grub? 
WAose are the best fellows in town ? 
Whose ladies are heroines, winning and dear, 
With their beautiful eyes, blue and brown? 
The Juniors my proud queen, with fairy-like wings — 
We numbered in all — Twenty-three — 
But Jones came along from Virginia one day. 
Which makes us one more, don't yoii see? 

O'er the graves of the Seniors and " Sophs " sound a dirge; 
O'er the " Freshies " the grasses grow green. 
Their life now is crushed, and their songs all are sung — 
They once ivere, but ne'er shall be see7i ; 
Ho, proud fairy queen, with your angel-like wings. 
Come, waft it o'er mountain and sea, 
The Juniors are Peers, the Juniors are Lords, 
The Juniors of L. V. C. 

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Sopbomore Class^ 

Motto : "Si Deus nobiscujn qui contra 7ios." 
Flower :Ivy. Colors: Lavender and White. 

" Rick-a—rack ! Rick-a-rack ! Rip, rha, rho ! 
Kaz—a—kah! Kas-a-kah ! Ho, hip, ho! 
Hip hurrah! Hip hurrah ! Ri, rah, ri ! 
Nineteen Hundred, L. V. C/ " 


President, C. E. Snoke. 

Vice-Preside7tt, . . . Reba Lehman. 

Secretary, L.E. Cross. 

Treas7crer Adam Wier. 

Historian, A. E. Shroyer. 

Poet, ....... H. E. Spessard. 


Nellie Buffington, . S. . . . Elizabeth ville, . . . 6 S. C. 

L. E. Cross S. . . . Rayville, Md., . . . College Ave. 

Anna E. Kreider, . . C. . . . Annville E. Main St. 

Lizzie G. Kreider, . .S. . . . Annville Sheridan Ave. 

Reba F. Lehman, . . . C. . . . Annville E. Main St. 

Fred. W. Light, . . . S. . . . Lebanon, Cumberland St. 

Seth a. Light, . . . C. . . . Avon, i6 N. C. 


David E. Long, . . . S. . . . Bellegrove, 24 N. C. 

Flora Maysilles,. . . S. . . . Munson, W. Va., . . E. Main St. 

Ross NisSLEY, S. . • . Hummelstown, . . . 27 N. C. 

Clyde J. Saylor, . . . S. . . . Annville, E. Main St. 

A. E. Shroyer, . . . . S. . . . Shamokin College Ave. 

Paul E. Smith, . . . . S. . . . Lebanon W. Main St. 

Charles E. Snoke, . . C. . . Newville, 15 N. C. 

G. Mason Snoke,. . . C. . . . Annville W. Main St. 

Paul M. Spangler, . S. . . . Lebanon, N. gth St. 

Harry E. Spessard, . C. . . . Chewsville, Md., . . 41 N. C. 

Edith Waljier, . . . S. . . . Harrisburg S. C. 

Adam Wier, C. . . . Lititz 15 N. C. 

A , S OpH tJMO]?E 

Class IDistor^, 

HILE gazing over the beautiful landscape encircling our col- 
lege, I was enraptured bj' the scene, as the verdure of spring 
in all its grandeur, is cloaking the earth, which for a time 
seemed dead and void of all that is sublime. 

I exclaimed, " No wonder William Cullen Bryant could not refrain 
from pouring out the ecstatic bliss which filled his great soul, as the green 
meadows, the voices of the leaves in the stately groves, the notes in the 
trickling brooklets and the songs of the birds, declared and revealed to 
him the hand of the infinite one." 

Here my meditations were disturbed b\' the arrival of the Sophomore 
class upon the scene, in such glee, and so amiable to one another, that 
the words of the Psalmist quickly came to my mind, " Behold, how good 
and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity." 

This suggested to me also that " man is the jewel of God," and why 
should not I give a short record of those who are far above Brj'ant's 
jewels, that they may be remembered by the generations following. 

This class, ever since it has been organized, has proved itself remark- 
able above others, in that it has always known its place, and has always 
been in it. 

There is another feature I cannot leave unknown. A Sophomore is gen- 
erally classed as a " thinks he knows it all," and not until he becomes a 
Junior does he discover that " he knows nothing." But I am greatly de- 
lighted to know and to say that this class awoke with that realization 
when the first Sophomore morn dawned upon it, this giving it one j^ear 
advantage, by having learned early the most important of all lessons. 

On this account this class stands very high in the estimation of the 
faculty, being diligent and prompt in all things. 

In all the various interests of the college wherein students are engaged i 
the Sophomores always have a full representation. 

Several members removing to other institutions have been the onl}^ in- 
cidents to disturb the tranquillity of the class, although others have joined 
the ranks and increased the number. 

One member discovered that he was too far advanced for the Sopho- 
mores and was immediateh' reheved of all obligations at his request. 

•The proper spirit toward all others, has always been cultivated by 
every member. Even though another hurl a dart and claim distinction, 
yet every individual in the class clings to the same motto : 
"In men whom men condemn as ill 
I find so much of goodness still; 
In men whom men pronounce divine 
I find so much of sin and blot, 
I hesitate to draw a line 
Between the two, wliere God has not," 
What further shall be the outcome of this class with its great oppor- 
tunities and its beginning so well made, even in its youth, remains for the 
rolling seasons to reveal. But as all evidences indicate, only highest suc- 
cess can result. 


Class Ipoem. 

I was asked upon a time, 

To tell in meter and in rhyme, 
How the class of Nineteen Hundred 

Like an army has been mustered. 
Now, our captain's name is Virtue, 

Whom all foes can not subdue; 
While Bravery is our general ; 

Courage staunch our admiral; 
Fighting on life's rolling sea. 

None can be more firm than he. 
Truth alone can pilot these 

Through the calm and through the breeze. 
Since he steers the sti'ongest gale, 

Victory can tell the tale. 
Never shown such brilliant lights, 

Even in the darkest nights; 
In the plains nor cross the shores — 

Like unto the Sojihomores. 
Not unlike the gay young flowers 

Clustered 'neath the shady bowers, 
Ever blooming, ever smiling. 

Nor their brothers e'er beguiling. 
Tongue can not express the pleasure, 

Nor the overflowing rapture, 
Every member prepossesses 

When excused from all his classes. 
Every Prof, says we are brilliant, 

Always fighting, brave and valiant; 
Never known to use a pony, 

Though the field be rough and stony. 
Homer, Plato, Xenophon, 

Great and noble works have done. 
"U" may live to see the day — 


"We shall do e'en more than they. 
None of these can e'er surpass 

Buch heroes as in our class. 
Doctors, lawyers, soloists, 

Teachers, preachers, and pianists, 
Bich and poor, find with us bliss: 

Was there e'er a class like this ? 
Every face bears an inscription, 

Which reveals a benediction. 
Dear to us our, "Si deus 

Nobiscum qui contra nos." 
Lillie, Flora, Anna, Eeba — 

Fair as ancient Queen of Sheba — 
Versed in classics, music, art — 

Never gave the marble heart. 
Come and tell me, if you please, 

Can you find such maids as these? 
Joy and sadness crown our memory, 

As we near the twentieth century. 
Joy, because we love each other, 

Just as we each love our mother. 
Sadness, for the tasks begun, 

Which to-day we find undone. 


Ifvesbman Class. 


: ' ' Honore et Lahore. ' ' 

: Carnation. 

Colors : 



and Garnet, 

Rickety! Rackety! 


Rah ! Rail ! 

Ofie and Nineteen! 

Sis ! 

■ Boom ! Bah! 


President R. R. BuTTERWiCK. 

Vice-President, C. W. Waughtel. 

Secretary, SusiE Mover. 

Treasurer, T. F. Miller. 

Historian, C. W. Waughtel. 

Poet Frank Douglass. 


E. M. Balsbaugh, . . . S. . . . Hockersville, . . . . 30 N. C. 

Rene D. Burtner, . . C. . . . Harrisburg, 32 N. C. 

C. Madie Burtner, . . C. . . . Harrisburg W. Main St. 

R. R. BuTTERWiCK, . . C. . . . Shoemakersville, . . 16 N. C. 

S. F. Daugherty, . . C. . . . Dallastown, . . . . 40 S. C. 

Frank Douglass, . . . S. . . Steelton, 32 N. C. 


F. B. Emenheiser, . . S. . . . Dallastown, .... College Avenue. 

Chas. C. Haines, . . . S. . ■ . Avon, 33 N. C. 

Joseph Iv.Kreider, . . S. . . . Annville, Sheridan Ave. 

Karnig Kuyoomjian, . C. . . . Tarsus, Asia Minor, . 29 N. C. 

Homer L,ehn, . . . . S. . . . Eellegrove, 14 N. C. 

Annie F. I/OOSE, . . . S. . • . Berne E. Main St. 

Emma F. Loose, . . . S. . . . Berne E. Main St. 

Elizabeth Marshall, S. . . . Annville, E. Main St. 

Thos. F. Miller, . . C. . . Donnally's Mills, . . Queen St. 

Susie S. Moyer, . . . C. . . . Derry Church, . . . 20 S. C. 

Ralph Reider, . ■ C. . . . Middletown, . . . . 33 N. C. 

Wm. Otterbein Roop, .C. . . . Harrisburg, 14 N. C. 

Wm. Spencek Roop,. . S. . . . Highspire, College Avenue. 

C. A. SoLLENBERGER, .S. . . . Harrisburg 38 N. C. 

C. W. Waughtel, . . C. . . . Red Lion 36 N. C. 

Harry Yoe, S. . . . Shippensburg, . . . . 40 N. C. 

H Ifiesb JDiscover^, 

OR the first time in the history of L. V. C, has a Freshman class 
been called upon to write its history. Seven months of the 
college year have elapsed, during which time the class of 1901 
has made such a record for itself, and impressed those with 
whom it had occasion to come in contact, in a way that all pre- 
dict for it a bright future. Even the " know-it-all," grim looking, rest- 
less " Sophs " have expressed their views favorably. 

Of all the classes that have ever entered, lingered, and gone out of L. 
V. C, it has lately been discovered that none of them could ever present 
such a variety of talent as the class of '01 . There is no distinct phase of 
work or function in the College in which the members of the Freshman 
class do not occupy very important positions. So important, in fact, that 
the very lives of the boarding students depend on a member of our class, 
the Steward. We enjoy an honor that has never been bestowed on any 
previous class in the history of the College. One of the most brilliant 
and intelligent young men of Armenia, a man destined to make history 
for his country, a man who has a high purpose in life, — to live for his coun- 
tr5'men — is a member of our class. The college can well feel proud of him. 
Two of the most important features of the year were, first, the Junior 
Outing on Sept. 24, '97, at Mount Gretna. It was a day long to be re- 
membered by the class of 1901. The second feature was the Cuban dem- 
onstration held in our town on the evening of Feb. 12, 1898. It was an 
occasion in which patriotism ran high. Out of four mock speeches made 
to the public, three were made by members of the class of '01, — another 
reminder to the Sophs of that which they lack. 

In Athletics, we have the Manager, Captain and several other players 

of the present base-ball team. In foot-ball, our class figured prominently. 

The Secretary of the Athletic Association, representing the ladies, k> a 

member of '01 . One of the chief features of the class is its musical talent. 


No previous class can show an equal number of intellects. Among our 
number we have several State Normal graduates, representing our best 
Normals in the State ; a graduate from the Union Biblical Seminary ; two 
who hold state certificates ; one preacher ; an elocutionist and several ex- 
school teachers. Many of our members have already figured highly in 
society, and it is needless to anticipate the future. We have four ladies 
in our class, very congenial, pleasant, intelligent, and the most beautiful 
girls in the whole college. We are among the first classes to be graduated 
in the 20th century and who can appreciate the influence of the class of 
1901 to be exerted upon her Alma Mater, and not only her Alma Mater, 
but the country at large, by adhering to her motto, '•' Honor e et labore." 

— Historian. 

Class poem. 

Nature with all her beauties 

Has lessons for every one. 
The college with all her duties, 

Has hers for young '01. 
With "Honor and Labor" jjress onward, 

Though difficulties have only begun. 
JBe true to your motto forever, 

Ye Freshmen, brave '01. 
We learn as we grow older 

That life's game is not luck. 
To win it grow daily bolder. 

Use hard Labor and Pluck. 
Honor's a tribute. Knows no wrong. 

T'will smooth the rugged road, 
AVhile Labor whose arms are strong. 

Will carry the heaviest load. 
With Steel and Garnet o'er you, 

Press on till the prize is won. 
■"Honor and Labor," will guide you, 

Brave Freshmen, strong '01. 

Prep. He p\ 



Arabella Batdorf, . S. . . . Annville W. Main St. 

M. L. Brownmiller, . C. . . . Reading W. Main St. 

MoRRisW. Brunner, . C. . . . New Bloomfield, . . . Home. 

Augustus Crone, . . . C. . . . Eastmont 25 N. C. 

Mamie' Dean S. . . . Annville, W. Main St. 

Hoffman Derickson, . C. . . . Newport 24 N. C. 

F. F. Fry, S. . . . Reward, Lebanon. 

JAS. J. Funk S. . . . New Buffalo, . . . 31 N. C. 

John Garland, . . . S. . . . Pequa, 29 N. C. 

I. Mover Hershey, . C. . . . Hockersville, . . . . 26 N. C. 

Wm. M. Knauss, . . . C. . . . Allentown 30 N. C. 

A. Wesley Miller, . C. . . . Mechanicsbnrg, . . . 20 N. C. 

J. W. Miller S. . . . Donnally's Mills, . . Queen St. 

Edward Nissley. . . . C. . . . Middletown 26 N. C. 

D. M. Oyer C. . . . Upper Strasburg, . . 28 N. C. 

Mable Putt, S. . . . Highspire 22 S. C. 

S. Edwin Rupp, . . . C. . . . Oberlin, 31 N. C. 

W. S. Sanders, . . . C . . . Sunbury 37 N. C. 

H. E. Shriver, . . . S. . . . Derry Church, . . . 33 N. C. 

R. R. Sites, S. . . . Housjin-, 31 N. C. 

A. Garfield Smith, . C. . . . Rohrersville, Md. . . 39 N. C. 

L. Edward Smith, . , S. . ■ ■ Lebanon, 9th St. 

Paul P. Smith, . . . S. . . . Annville, Railroad St. 


Albert E. Arnfield, C. . . . Johnstown, 27 N. C. 

J. W. Balsbaugh, . . C. . . . Hockersville 30 N. C. 

Gao. E. BarTO, . . . S. . . . Myerstown 18 N. C. 


Wm. Betz, S. . . Schaefferstown, . . . White Oak St. 

John C. Daugherty, . C. . . Highspire 37 N. C. 

Urias Daugherty, . . C. . . Dallastowu College Avenue. 

Milton E. Donough, . C. . . Myerstown, . . . . 18 N. C. 

H. L,. Eichinger, . . C. . . New Cumberland, . . E. Main St. 

Ralph Engle, . . . . S. . . Palmyra, .■ 20 N. C. 

Raymond Engle, . . . S. . . Palmyra, 20 N. C. 

Alice FerrEE, . . . . S. . . Harrisburg 15 S. C. 

Sadie Foreman, . . . S. . . Hockersville, . . . . 16 S. C. 

Ellis H. Free, . . . . C. . . New Cumberland, . . White Oak St. 

D. H. FuRGESON, . . . C. . . Shelburne, Ont., . . Railroad St. 

L. D. Gass, S. . . Shamokin, 37 N. C. 

Jacob R. Geyer, . . . C. . . Middletown 33 N. C. 

Lottie F. Herr, , . . S. . . Annville, E. Main St. 

John F. Herr, . . . . S. . . Annville, E. Main St. 

A. L. House, C. . . Markelville, .... Queen St. 

Edith Hunsicker, . . S. . . Annville, Sheridan Avenue. 

Sol. D. Kauffman, . . C. . . Dallastown, College Avenue. 

Herbert Keedy, . . . C. . . Hager.stown, Md., . . College Avenue. 

H. C. Klinger, . . C. . . Oriental 30 N. C. 

Harper Kreiser, . . C. . . Reading, 27 N. C. 

W. O. LovELL S. . . Garfield, Md.„ . . . 31 N. C. 

Max F. Lehman, . . S. . . Annville, E. Main St. 

Amos F. Martin, . . C. . . Millersville 24N. C, 

Francis McAllister, C. . . Harrisburg, . . . . 13 S. C. 

W. H. Mover S. . . Boiling Springs, . . 25 N. C. 

J. NiSSLEY MuMMA, . S. . . Enders, W. Main St. 

Walter L. Ream, . . S. . . Harrisburg, . . . . 17 N. C. 

Hiram F. Rhoad, . . C. . . East Hanover, . . . Sheridan Ave. 

Herman G. Ruhl, . . C. . . Manheim, 14 N. C. 

Frank M. Shadel, . . C. . . Williamstown, . . . 30 N. C. 

M. W. Smeltzer, . . C. . . Penbrook, Sheridan Ave. 

Irene Smith, . . . . S. . ■ Red Lion, 15 S. C. 

Chas. a. Snavely, . . C. . . Vian, 41 N. C. 


Anna M. Snyder, . . S. - . Yoe 15 S. C. 

Frank F. Snyder, . . C. . . Palmyra, 33 N. C. 

Oscar A. Stauffbr, . S. . . Palmyra, 18 N. C. 

Harvey Steckbeck, . S. . . Shaefferstown , . . . Home. 

Jerome Tennis, . . . S. . . Middletown, . . . . 20 N. C. 

M.-M. Weber, . . . . C. . . Enders Railroad St. 

Special Students. 

J. B. Artz ... Annville, Pa. 

J. W. Bomberger Annville, Pa. 

Z. Bowman, Annville, Pa. 

Ada Gallagher Lebanon, Pa. 

G. B. Gerberich, Annville, Pa. 

J. A. HoLLiNGER Fontana, Pa. 

Harvey E. Hartz, Palmyra, Pa. 

H. A. Honker Lebanon, Pa. 

R. L. Jones Lickdale, Pa. 

U. S. G. Renn, Ephrata, Pa. 

I. E. Runk, Lebanon, Pa. 

Edith Shaak, Lebanon, Pa. 

A. L. Shannon, Mountville, Pa. 

J. M. Shelley •. Steelton, Pa. 

A. W. Steinruck, Deodate, Pa. 

Lizzie Walters, Annville"! Pa. 

Elizabeth M. Weidman, Lebanon, Pa. 



I if 


Clionian Xiterar^ Society. 

©CHcer0 Spring Herm '98. 

President, • LouiSE MiLLER, '98. 

Vice-President, , SusiR Mover, '01. 

Recording Secretary, .... Bess Kinports, '98. 
Correspondiyie; Secretary, . . Edith S. Graybill, '99. 

Treasurer Alma M. Light, '99. 

Cefisors, Lottie Herr, Nellie Buffington, 'go. 

Critic, Emma R. Batdorf, '99. 

Chaplain, .... ... Mary Kreider, '99. 

Librarian LiLLiAN G. Kreider, '00. 

Cor. to " College Forum,'' . Leah C. Hartz, '99. 
Sergeant-at-A?-ms Anna Myers, '99. 

/IDotto . 

" Virt2ite et Fide.^' 


White and Gold. 

Reo ! Rio! Sis! Bicm ! Bah! 
Cleo! Clio! Rah! Rah! Rah! 

Society Paper Olive Branch, . . . Anna Kreider, '00, Editor. 

^went^^Siitb anniversary^ 


Clionian Xitetav^ Society 


Piano Duet, Les Sylphes, Misses Moyer and Myers. 


Vocal Solo, Fair Lullaby^ Miss Anna Krbideb. 

Oration Blunt Axes, Miss Bessie Ivinpoets. 

Essay Underthe Open Skies,: Miss AlmaLiqht. 

Instrumental Solo Murmuring Spring, Miss Stella Sargent. 

Oration Altoria, Miss Mary Kreideb. 

Reading The Polish Boy, Miss Emma Batdokp. 

Vocal Solo The Flower Girl, r.Miss Mary Keeideb. 

Ex-Oration, Our National Safe Guard, ...Miss Elviee Stehman. 

Chorus, The Vine Gathers 

Misses Mary, Anna, and Lillian Kreidee, Light, Hebe, Hartz, Lehman, 
BoMBEEGEE, Myees, Batdobf, and Keller. 


IPbilohosmian Xiterar^ Society, 

1867. 1898. 

President, Harry M. Imboden, '99. 

Vice President Galex D. Light, '99. 

Rec. Secy., John R. Batdorf, '99. 

Cor. Secy., David Over, '02. 

Treasiirer Samuel F. Daugherty, '00. 

/ Wm. S. Roop, '01. 
Censors, •> C. E. Snoke, '00. 

^C. V. Clippinger, '99. 

Critic, Charles W. Waughtel, '01. 

Librarian, Jay W. Yoe, '98. 

Chaplain, . . . A. L. HOUSE, '02. 

Sergeant at Arms Arty W. MiLLER, 02. 

Society Paper, . . . Living Thoughts, . . Jay W. Yoe, '98, Editor. 



Orangje Blue. 


" Esse quam Videre. 


Hobble ! Gobble ! Razsle ! Dazzle ! 

L! V! C! 

Esse quam videre ! 

Hobble! Gobble! Razzle ! Dazzle! 

Siz ! Boom ! Bah ! 

Philokos7nian ! 
Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! 

1867. 1898. 

^birt^^first anniversary 


Ipbilokosmian Xiterar^ Societ)^ 


College Cbapel, 3Fn5ag lEvcninQ, iWia^ 6, X89S. 

Music Perse Orchestra. 


Music, Perse Orchestra. 

Oration, A Halt in Civilization O. P. Dewitt. 

Music, Perse Orchestra. 

Oration, Ttie Popery of Politics, Ibvin Runk. 

Music, Perse Orchestra. 

Eulogy, Adoniram Judson Gordon, W. G. Clippingeb. 

Music, Perse Orchestra. 

Essay, Education the Nurse of Liberty, Galen D. Light. 

Music, Perse Orchestra. 

Honorary Oration, " Some Forgotten Worthies, "...8. Oliver Goho, A.M. 

IRaloseatean Xiterar^ Society. 

1877. 1898. 

©fficcrs Spring Zcxm, '9S- 

President, Harry E. Miller, '99. 

Vice President John D. Stehman, '99. 

Rec. Secretary, A. Garfield Smith, '02. 

Cor. Secretary, S. H. Derickson, '02. 

Treasurer, John D. Stehman, '99. 

Censor Adam K. Weir, '00. 

Critic, Alvin C. Shroyer, '00. 

Librarian, HERBERT L. Keedy, '02. 

Sergea7it-at-Arms, G. Mahlon Miller, '99. 

Chaplain, Monroe W. Smelzer, '03. 

Correspondent to '' College Fonun," Wm. J. Sanders, '02. 

Society Paper — " . . . Exanii?ier," . . . . M. M. Weber, '02, Editor. 

Red Old Gold. 


' ' Palma non sine Pidvere. ' ' 

Wah hoo ! Wah hoo ! 
Rah ! Rah ! Ree. 
" Palma non sine pulvere." 
Wah hoo ! Wah hoo ! 
Rah ! Roo ! Ree ! 
Kalozeatean L. V. C. 


1877. 1898. 

C;went^*fir0t Hnniversari? 


IRaloseatean Xiterar^ Society 

* " IN THE 


Overture Cupid's Realm. 


President's Address Habby E. Miller. 

Waltz Reign of Love. 

Oration, An Impending Danger Adam K. Weie. 

Galop Top Notch. 

Oration, The Man Wanted, M. M. Webee. 

Overture Grenadier. 

Essay, The Field Whitens, Alvin E. Scheoyee. 

Waltz, Love and Beauty. 

Honorary Oration,. ..The Times— The Man, ...Rev. E. O. Buetnee, B. S., B. D. 

March Clover. 

*Music by the Lebanon Banjo Club. 

13. ^. c. a. 

Frestdeni, John D. Stehman. 

Vice-President R. R. BuTTERWiCK. 

Secretary, D. M. Oyer. 

Treasurer, I. E. Runk. 

IRellgioug Meeting Committee. 

A. K. Wier. H. E. Spessard. 

H. Keedy. 


/iBlssionarB Committee. 

C. E. Snoke. S. F.Daugherty. 

C. V. Clippinger. 

Social Committee. 

H. E. Spessard. D. M. Oyer. 

W. S. Roop. 

• flRembersbip Committee. 

W. G. Clippinger. W. M. Knauss. 

A. G. Crone. 

W. m. C. a. Distort 

N the year 1881, the students of the college saw the need of in-, 
creasing the religious sentiment and feeling of the institution. A 
mass meeting was therefore called on the 6th of March of the 
above year which resulted in the organization of a Y. M. C. A., 
with Mr. T. W. Sneath as President; Mr. Hummell as vice-President ; 
S. G. Merrich as Secretary ; D. Shields as Treasurer. From that time 
to this the association has held weekly meetings. Once a month mission- 
ary meetings are held, in order that the students may keep in touch with 
the missionary movements all over the world. Our association has been 
represented at the Student Conference which is held at Northfield, Mass. 
every year. The association at the present time is in a flourishing con- 
dition, the students are awakening to a realization of the importance of 
the work, and great interest is therefore being manifested. If the inter- 
est continues there is no reason whatever why our association should not 
have even a more prosperous year than any she has yet had. In these 
days of Fraternities and Literary Societies the Y. M. C. A. is often in 
danger of being neglected. While our own institution is not guilty of 
this we need to guard against it continually. In the Fall Term when 
new students arrive we are very apt to ask students to join a Literary 
Society before we ask them to join the Y. M. C. A. It is perfectly proper 
for every man to work for his society, but it is no more difl&cult to ask 
him at the same time to join the Y. M. C. A. If there is any place in a 
college where men should lay aside all Fraternity, Society, and Class 
spirit, it is in the weekly meeting of the Y. M. C. A. L,et every man 
keep in mind during the coming year, that however much credit one de- 
serves for winning a man for a Literary Society, he deserves vastly more 
for winning him to the Y. M. C. A. 

public program 


Ba^ of Ipra^er for ^. riD* C. H. 

Services in Charge of W. G. Clippinger. 

Invocation, Rev. D. S. Eshleman. 

Address,....Wh.v a Student Should Become a Member of the Y. M. C. A.,....J. Zerbe. 

Music, Peace be Still, College Quartet. 

Address The Field of Labor, C. E. Snoke. 

Music, Sweet Ziou Bells, College Quartet. 

Address, Duty and Responsibilit.y of the Y. M. C. A. Worker, Jay Yoe. 

Solo, J. D. SXEHMAN. 

Address The Model Worker, A. K. Weir. 

Music, ■. On The Rock, College Quartet. 

Short Prayers by Students. 
Benediction by Pres. Roop. 

W. M. C. H. 

Presideyit, MiSS Leah Hartz. 

Vice-President, Reba Lehman. 

Recording Secretary, Anna Myers. 

Corresponding Secretary, SusiE Mover. 

Treasurer ■. . Lizzie Kreider. 



^fssionarg Committee. 

Miss Flora Maysilles. Miss Hattie Shelley. 


©evotlonal Committee. 

Miss Leah Hartz. Miss Lizzie Kreider. 

>flliembersbip Committee. 

Miss Reba Lehman. Miss Susie Moyer. 

Social Committee. 

Miss Stella Sargent. Miss Anna Myers. 


jflnance Committee. 

Miss Nellie Buffington. 

13. M. C. H. 

N the wintry and dreary month of February of the year 1886, a 
band of young women assembled in the parlor of Lebanon Val- 
ley College and organized a Young Woman's Christian Associa- 
tion. Since that time it has been the custom to hold the meet- 
ings weekly in the College Y. W. C. A. Hall, a room kept sacred for 
this purpose. 

The object of this ladies' association is to read, and to study God's 
word, and to help each other to develop a noble womanhood, and firm 
Christian character. 


^be Stubents' lpra\)er flDcetincj. 

The students assemble once each week during the college year in the 
college chapel, in prayer service. 

The meetings are well attended and topics of interest and benefit are 
discussed by students to whom they are assigned by the leader. 

Leader,— J. W. YoE, '98. 

TLhc Bible IRormal mnion. 

R. R. BuTTEBWicK, Priucipal. 

HE Bible Normal Union was instituted to meet the demand for 
educated Sunday-school teachers. 

The course of study extends through one year, during which 
time the study of four books is pursued, which must be mastered 
by those desiring the diploma ; several books on Bible instruction must be 
read during the time of study, classes meet once a week during the col- 
lege vear. 

Clase ot 1898. 
Irene Smith, 
C. E. Snoke, 
Stella Sargent, 
E. H. Free, 
W. M. Knauss, 
Milton Donough, 
H. E. Spessard, 

Amos Martin, 
D. M. Oyer, 
Alma M. Light, 
A. W. Miller, 
LiLLIE Kreider, 
Flora B. Maysilles, 
c. h. sollenberger, 

Annie M. Snyder, 
L. E. Cross, 
H. L. Eichinger, 
Anna Kreider, 
George Haines, 
F. M. Shadle, 
W. S. Roop, 

Harper Kreiser 

C. V. Clippinger, 
J. R. Geyer. 

IRumber ©taOuates. 

Class of 1888 numbered 10. 
Class of 1889 numbered 8. 
Class of 1890 numbered 12. 
Class of 1 89 1 numbered 10. 
Class of 1892 numbered 13. 
Class of 1893 numbered 5. 
Class of 1 894 numbered 6. 
Class of 1895 numbered 20. 
Class of 1896 numbered 17. 
Class of 1897 numbered 12. 


department of /Iftusie. 


Professor of Instrumental Music and Theory. 


Professor of T'o/c Culture and Harmony. 
Professor of Voire Culture. 

Ella N. Black, 
Nellie Buffington, 
Fannie Bomberger, 
Ella Daugherty, 
Mamie Dean, 
Alice Ferree, 
Grace Fisher, 
Leah Hartz, 
Mame Haverstick, 
Lottie Herr, 
Susie Herr, 
John Herr, 
Anna Kreider, 
LiLLiE Kreider, 
Reba Lehman, 
Max Lehman, 
Patrick Myers, 
Anna Meyers, 
Susie Moyer, 
Flora Maysilles, 


IvA Maulfair, 
Elizabeth Marshall, 
Ruth Leslie, 
Harry E. Miller, 
Nellie Sharp, 
Elizabeth Shope, 
Elizabeth Shirk, 
. Irene Smith, 
Stella Sargent, 
Anna Snyder, 
Mabel Putt, 
Susie Reiter, 
John Stehman, 
Mary Zimmerman, 
William Herr, 
Grace Nissley, 
Bertha Smith, 
Edith Hunsicker, 
Emma Loose, 
William Spessard, 

Dolce Culture. 

Fannie Bomberger, 
Wellington Brunner, 
Samuel F. Daugherty, 
Lottie F. Herr, 
William Herr, 
Annie E. Kreider, 
Harper Kreiser, 
D. E. Long, 
Anna S. Meyers, 
Bertha Mumma, 
Wm. S. Roop, 
Nellie Sharp, 
Elizabeth H. Shirk, 
Stella K. Sargent, 


Mamie Brightbill, 
Mrs. B. F. Daugherty, 
Edith S. Graybill, 
Leah C. Hartz, 
Mary E. Kreider, 
LiLLiE G. Kreider, 
Mary Kpeiger, 
Reba F. Lehman, 
Louise Miller, 
Sara A. Roop, 
J. Irene Smith, 
W.'N. Spessard, 
Hattie S. Shelley, 
John D. Stehman, 

College ©rcbeetra. 

First Violin, 

C. V. Clippinger. Fred. Light. 

Second Violin, 

Miss Madie Burtner. S. H. Derrickson. 


M. R. Feree. 


L,. E. Cross. 


Miss Lillie Kreider. 

String (Sluintette. 


C. V. Clippinger. 


William E. Roop. 


L,. E. Cross. Artie Miller. 

W. N. Spessard. 



College (Sluartette, 

First Tenor. 

Prof. J. E. lyEHMAN. 

Second Tenor. 

H. E. Spessard. 


©rpbeus (Quartette. 

First Tenor. 

H. E. MiLIvER. 

Second Tenor. 

L. E. Cross. 

First Bass. 

W. S. Roop. 

Second Bass. 

C. V. Clippinger. 



Second Bass. 

H. Keedy. 

Clio diuartette. 

Miss Hattie Shelley. Miss Anna Myers. 

Miss Louise Miller. Miss Edith Graybill. 


du.T Ore n e gTRA 

Htbletic HssociatioiL 

President, W. G. Clippinger. 

Vice President, C. V. Clippinger. 

Secretary, SusiE S. Mover. 

Treasurer R. R. Butterwick. 

Foot-Ball Manag-er, O. P. DeWitt. 

Base-Ball Manager, R. R. Butterwick. 

Track Manager J. D. Stehman. 

f Dr. E. B. Marshall, 

^ . ^ . Mr. Morris Brightbill, 

Executive Committee, < 

Prof. B. F. Daugherty, 

I Prof. H. L. Myer. 

„. _ . f John D. Stehman, 

Finance Committee 

( Allen U. Baer. 



$cason '97. 

College Eleven. 

Manager, O. P. Dewitt. Captain, I. W. Huntzberger. 

Right End W. Roop. 

Right Tackle, J. Q. Deibler. 

r I. W. Huntzberger. 
Right Guard ; -I 

[ A. G. Smith. 

Centre, • Ah. HauSK. 

D. Oyer. 

lyeft Guard, 

T. Miller. 

Left Tackle, H. Imboden. 

f P. Smith. 

Left End -! .^^^ ^ 

I W. Sanders. 

Left Half-Back, J. Stehman. 

Right Half-Back, | D. Oyer. 

1^ M. Miller. 

r F. Douglass. 

Quarter-Back, -i,,,, 

^ ■ I M. Miller. 

Full-Back, H. H. Hoy. 

Season '98. 

rianager. , Captain. 

R. R. BuTTERwiCK. ' F. R. Douglass. 



Edward M. Baulsbaugh, c. J. D. Stehman, p. 

F. R. Douglass, ist b. G. M. Snoke, 2nd b. 

R. O. Burtnee, 3rd b. H. I. Mover, s. s. 

G. M. Miller, r. f. A. K. Wier, c. f. 

J. W. Sanders, 1. f. 
Subs. — D. Oyer, Garland, Furgeson. 


Corona XLcmm Club. 

President, J. W. YoE. 

Treasurer, John P. Batdorf. 

Manager, J. D. Stehman. 

Mary E. Kreider. H. E. Mii^ler. 

Lou E. Miller. A. G. Smith. 

H. M. Imboden. C. V. Clippinger. 

Zbc College Jforum, 

Publislied by members of the Philokosmian Literary Society. 
Issued monthly in the interests of the college. 

EMtorial Stafi. 
O. P. Dewitt, 'g8, Chief. 
J. W. YOE, '98. 
C. V. Clippinger, '99. 
C. E. Snoke, 'go. 
R. R. Butterwick, '01. 
W. G. Clippinger, '99, Business Manao^er. 
S. F. Daugherty, '01, Assistant. 







,^^ M 




%. .M 


Senior Class IRbetorical 

Life's Illusion, Louisa Miller. 

Tlie Development of Literature, Bessie Kinpoets. 

Music in the Home, Stella Sargent. 

Cuba Libre, John R. Geyee. 

Modern College Athletics, J. Asa Light. 

An American Citizen, Edwin Kreidee. 

Origin of Instinct, and Its Relation to Man and Brute Jay W. Yoe. 

The Divine Hand in Nature j. q. Dbibler. 

Psychology, and Its Relation to Education, Allen Baer. 

A Voice from Fallen Cities, Jacob Zeibe. 

Junior Class, jfirst Dipieiori; 

Music — March, Herorgue No. 3, Schubert. 

Misses Saegent aud Myers. 


Music — "They all love Jack," Adams. 

S. F. Daugherty. 

The Great Northwest John P. Batdorf. 

The Desire for Fame, , Susie F. Herb. 

The Power of Music, C. V. CIlippingeb. 

Music— Impromptu op. 142 No. 2, Schubert. 

Miss Anna E. Kreider. 

Woman's Place in the State, Leah C. Hartz 

The Signs of the Times, W. G. Clippingee. 

The American Sunday, Edith S. Geaybill. 

Music — Violin Duet Pleyel. 

Messrs. Fred Light and C. V. Clippingee. 

Disciplinary Value of the Classics, H. Howaed Hoy. 

The Mistress of the White House, Emma E. Batdoef. 

The Centralizing of Poijulatiou, H. M. Imboden. 

Music — " Come to Me," Denza. 

Miss Nellie Sharp. 

The True Purpose of Fiction, Maey E. Kreidee. 

Ethical View Under Christian Teaching, Galen D. Light. 

The Supremacy of Conscience, I. W. Huntzbergee. 

Music — Sailor's Farewell, Emeraon. 

Miss Mary Kreider and College Quartette. 

Junior Class, Seconb Division. 

Duet, "Mazeppa," Etude — Galop Quidant. 

Misses L. Kreider, aud S. Hekr. 

Solo, " Conquered," Quentin. 

John D. 8tehman. 

Coustantla et Virtue W. D. Jones. 

The Master Professiou, Alma M. Light. 

The Newspaper of the Future, G. Mahlon Miller. 

The Purity of Washington Irving Anna S. Myers, 

Solo, "Concert," — Polonaise, Bohm. 

Miss Ella X. Black. 

The Producer, the Product of Literature, H. E. Miller. 

Au Original Poem, Hattie Shelley. 

Speed in Railway Travel, E. K. Rudy. 

"The Harvest of a Quiet Eye," Carrie Seltzer. 

Solo, " La Rose D' Amour," Stahl. 

Miss Mary E. Kreider. 

The Objects of Moral Judgment, I. E. Runk. 

Lights and Shadows from Vanity Fair, Maud S. Trabert. 

The Abuse of the Pension Act, J. D. Stehman.. 

Trio, " The Lord is My Shepherd," May Woo/ever 

Misses M. Kreider, Myers and Shelley*. 

Sopbomore Class, 1st ©ipision. 


Music — "Eveiiiug Bells," Emei'son. 

College Qcjaetette. 


Piano Solo — "Mazurka," Godard. 

Miss Anna Myaes. 

Biography— Albert Gallatin, Ralph Reidek. 

Eulogj' — Alfred the Great, G. Mason Snoke. 

Vocal Solo — "At Beuedietion." '. Barri. 

Miss Irene Smith. 

Essay-The Uncrowned Queen, Miss Lizzie Kreider. 

Biography— Louis Kossuth, Ross Nissley. 

Essay — The Marvels of Electricity, Paul E. Smith. 

Piano Solo — "Spring Song," Mendelssohn. 

Miss Nelle Sharp. 

Essay— A Present Obligation, Miss Flora Ma ysilles. 

Eulogjf — Henry Drummond, A. K. Wier. 

Sopbomore Clase, 26 ©ivieion. 


Music — " Impromptu," Lichiner. 

Miss Stella Sargent. 


Music — " The Children of the King," Lloijd. 

Miss Lillie Kbeider. 

Es.say — Helen of Troj', Miss Eeba F. Lehman. 

Essay — A Word About China R. D. Burtneb. 

Oration— Phoebus Apollo, Miss Anna Kreidek. 

Music — " Minnetto" (Violin), Thallon. 

Fred W. Light. 

Essay — The God Pan Miss Madie Burtner. 

Oration — America a Climax, R. R. Butterwick. 

A Biography H. E. Spessard. 

Music — " An Open Secret," Woodman. 

Miss Anna E. Kreideb. 

Biography — Peter Cooper, Fred Light. 

Eulogy — Abraham Lincoln, Samuel Daugherty. 

A Freshman, C. E. Snoke. 

Music, College Quartette. 


-R H IT 0-H I CA L 



On the silent evening air, 

Ringing down the old worn stair, 
Comes the sound of some one speaking loudly through the chapel door. 

And he thrills us all with wonder, 

For his voice — it sounds like thunder. 
And his eye-balls flash with glory never seen or known before, 

For a Senior is this fellow, 

And his brain it is so mellow, 
That his words flow fast as rivers, and indeed some are as long. 

He knows more than President, 

And his nose is long and bent. 
And his head — oh do not laugh ; he cannot help his hair is gone ! 

Ever since the war's been coming 

This old fellow has stopped chumming 
With a Louisiana, Lu, L,a, Lu, L,a, Lu — 

And his head is on a swell. 

This is why he has to yell. 
And we know that every word he says is true — 


Sat. [vi Sfic/A b]t 

Saturba^ jevening Sociable. 

A poor Freshman Green, 

By a Gray Bill was seen, 
And caught 'round the neck. Oh, so nice, 

But before he could squeal, 

He had made a good meal, 
She had swallowed him down in a trice. — 

as mc Came— as Me Xeft. 

We came here one day 

From our homes far away, 
A student band, hearty and hale, 

We hoped for much fame 

And the Gospel proclaim, 
And be classed on an equal with Yale. 

We were built all O. K., 

For foot-ball to play, 
We could boast of some Sampson's, so strong, 

And our girls; my, how pretty. 

And some. Oh, how witty, 
But our beauty, it was not for long. 

To-day, thin as pins. 

Noses resting on chins, 
And ribs sticking out all around. 

We sing hollow tones. 

We've no flesh, only bones, 
And some of them drop on the ground . 


I say with a tear, 

The reason is clear, 
Why we all look so ghostly and pale, 

I'm sad to repeat, 

We got nothing to eat, 
But crackers, worm-eaten and stale. 

If you list when we speak, 
You can hear our bones creak, 

And the teeth fall around in each mouth- 
Alas, we must go. 
With steps sad and slow, 

To a much hotter clime, farther South (?). 


AS iAtf 

- Our Dinm^ Hall — 

Mbat Some are at a ipart\). 

Artie's long and time is fleeting — 
Do not stand there by the wall, 

If you do not get to braying 
We will have no fun at all. 

All the other ones are eating 

Greens from out the grocery store, 
You, behind the door are standing 

Still and sober as before. 

'Lets play animal" said " C. V," 

And the others said, " O. K,'" 
But at last they all kept silent, 

Listening to Miss Art,ee's bray. 

And Miss " Art,ee " sad and friendless. 
In a deep and pompous tone 

When the other joys were silent 
Still kept bra3'ing, all alone. 

V//7'/lT SOME ARE 
AT A VA1\^^ 

Since 3imin^'6 dome, ^o Sta^ (?) 

Things don't seem like they used to seem, 

'Fore Jimmy come to stay — 
We used to go to bed and dream 

And ne'er forget to pray — 
We'd go to bed all in the dark, 

And shut our eyes up tight, 
We never heard the watchdogs bark, 

But slept the whole, whole night. 

We used to have such peace of mind. 

Our heart-beats — calm and slow, 
A braver crowd you'll never find, 

Than we were, long ago. 
But now, alas, all is unrest. 

And gone the happy day — 
And noisy throbbings fill each breast — 

Since Jimmy's come to stay — 

We do not know just when he came. 

For him we've never met, 
We do not know if he be lame, 

Or if his hair be jet, — 
He takes his walks all in the night, — 

In the room above '' Lou's " head 
He does his work without a light — 

But never makes his bed — 

Things don't seem like they used to seem, 

Since Jimmy's come to stay — 
The house is all in a state of scream. 

All through the busy day ; 
At evening when the halls dark grow. 

We scamper to our beds, 
And, lest he hear our whispers low. 

We cover up our heads. 


But no, we cannot sleep a wink, 

We're most afraid to talk, 
So we He still, and think and think ; 

Till Jimmy takes his walk. 
We hear him take his great boots off — 

And drop them on the floor, 
It seems then like he gives a cough. 

And marches toward the door — 

His rounds so stealthily he steaks. 

We know that he is there. 
Because we hear those awful creaks. 

When he comes down the stair — 
The windows rattle when he comes. 

The rats run in the wall. 
Our blood runs cold e'en to our thumbs — 

When Jimmy walks the hall. 

Up in that room he takes his walks, 

Now this is nol a " Fad, " 
For when Miss Wolfe gives us her talks, 

She hears him just as bad. 
The doors unlock before our eyes, 

And ope without a sound. 

And ^/ie>i we stare in blank surprise, 

For Jimmy's not around — 

If you' d hear Jimmy everj^ night — 

Just up above i'(7«r head. 
You wouldn't have much show for fight — 

You'd crawl into jour bed ; 
Things don't seem like the}' 2tsed to seem. 

Since Jimmj-'s come to stay — 
When can we go to sleep and dream ? 

When zr/// he go away? 



^u.nnonj th( WAj(1(1 of 1 m prov Irr/lrjt. 

^be Student's Xamcnt, 

Throw down that " Trig," old chum, 

Triangles, left and right, 
And that old Physics, too, 

L,et us be ga}^ to-night. 

Blow loud that horn, " Old Clip," 

And use your fiddle bow, 
" Spes," bring those grapes around. 

Let's have a feast or so. 

Bring that guitar around. 

And get that banjo down, 
Let's have a song or two 

Since ' ' Pres ' ' has left the town . 

For " Pres" has ta'en a " sneak," 
To conference meetins four. 

There " Roopy," since he's gone, 
Voii need /ea?-s no more. 

" Miss Artie," sing your hymns, 

And shout aloud for joy ; 
Let's have a circus once, 

Where no one will annoj-. 

Let " Fatty " lead the " clog," 
Vou, " Sons of Preachers " all, 

Be nimble now, and show 

Your feet, both large and small. 

Ho, fellows, sing a song. 
And bang aloud the strings, 

What care we for the " flunks," 
The new to-morrow brings. 

We're young just once and strong, 
Enjoy the hours that flee, 

Drink to the health of ' ' Pres ' ' 
And to the old L,. V. C. 

Hurrah for L. V. C, 

Now set your goblets down ; 
Be rockey once and sing, 

For " Pres " is not in town. 

H. S. S. 

/V/1 I IV i S T E "R ( A L 
fvl E E T ( W C . 


A bowl of water ran one day 
Into a paper bag ; 
If the bag had been stronger, 
My story had been longer. 


Sleighing briskly down the road, 
Jingle bells toward Avon, 

Passed the jolly two-horse load 
At the hour of seven. 

Little Fatty in the rear, 

On the road to Avon, 
Wipes away Miss Edith's tear, 

Billy? y/e'5 in Heaven. 

Faster still the horses flew, 

On the road to Avon ; 
" Billy" somewhat nearer drew — 

" Susie, this is Heaven !" 

And he whispered very low. 

At the hour eleven, 
" Susie, Sue, I hate to go, 

'Tis so nice in Heaven." 

IRniQbts Bacbilliers. 

Motto : — ' ' Look back and weep. ' ' 

Hutsy, tutsy , wusiy wee. 

' Ont I 'ove you ? es er ee, 
Es er ee, es er ee, 

Wusty, tusty , husty wee. 


Matrivionial Advisers ijio^'orarv members') . . . Eichinger and DeWitt 

Lord Bachelor , I. W. Huntzberger. 

Keeper of the Common Zeals, W. G. Clippinger. 

Mender of Bi-oken Hearts, Jacob Zerbe. 

Revenger on the Fair, Sanders Smith, 


Xo^al Xeague of Bcatb. 

Motto: — "Kill him who kills thee." 


Rip im, stab im, slam bang. 
If the jay we cannot hang. 
We'll meet to-night at half past three, 
/w old " Pe7iite7itiary .' ' 


Mighty Wielder of his tongue, Ad Wier. 

Director of to7igue lashings ? ? ? ? 

Lord Keeper of Intents, C. E. Snoke. 

fudge, C. V. Clippinger. 

Deputy to the Prince, E. K. Rudy. 



President Guyer. 

Professor, Rudy. 

Inventor, Derrickson. 

Executor, Sanders. 




On the lookout for 
Dr. Roop. 

Dr. Roop appears 

Golly ! fellows, hard 



Ready with the 

Among the miss- 

Did you see me slide. 


Busy hour. 

Didn't know. 

I was studying at the 

On behind. 


You fellows 'ill get 
me along again? nit 

(ToIIcoe Ecboes. 

Chief Waughtel. 

Lord, Crone. 

Lord Waughtel. 

Chief, Crone. 


Xo^al tTemperance dabets. 

First signer, I. W. S- 

Second signer, G- 

Third signer, A. G. S- 

You sign then I'll sign, lets all sign together. 

(After two weeks). 
I'll resign and fill with wine, and all resign together. 
Wine for me and wine for thee, yes line up altogether. 

Cuba Xibre Club. 

Right wing, 
I,eft wing. 
Army, all in all. 

John R. Geyer. 


College argonauts. 

The Argon, All that floats. 

Golden Fleece Xnew. 

The Fire-breathing Oxen, Xold. 

The Medea influence, ' . . . . All the boys. 

The Giants, The Trustee Board. 

The King, President. 

Jason, A certain student ? 

Horse Council. 

Iln Xiverg Stable. 

First Horse — Stehman can't use me again. 

Second Horse — Why ? 

First Horse — He accused me of being slower than Imboden's ponies, 

and declared that Miller made a like assertion. 
Second Horse — Why don't they use their ponies ? 
First Horse — They are good only on the sly. 

No, indeed, 
I'll not plead, 
As before. 
Any more. 
For my heart 
Must depart. 
From my love, 
Little Dove, 
And find a wife, 
That her life 
Don't hold dear, 
And is near 
All the day. 
When I say : 
Dear ! Polish both my shoes. 

TimcU Sa(&. 
'Tis the way. 
In this day. 
On all fours, 
In a mass. 
On the grass. 
Show their splendid skill. 

^bc miobt of tbe ifire. 

Misty evening, 

Gang was leaving, 

From Congress and Senator's room ; 

And all with great slyness, 

Though hampered by shyness, 

Proceeded old X to consume. 

A young Sophomore, 

Who had been there before, 

A Junior too, 

With loud, wild haloo, 

Would fight in this noble campaign. 

So Freshman and Sophomore, 

Junior, Senior, yes all 

Proceeded old X to make fall. 

limbat profs :Sboul& IRever Do. 

Never speak harshly to a Prep. 

Never waken a Freshman, asleep in class. 

Never correct a Sophomore 

Never give a Junior money. 

Never associate with a Senior. 

Never whistle or cry. 

Never have their hair cut. 

Never give a fellow o. 

Never see a fellow ponying. 

Never sav whv. 



Un\c ^Function of tbe College. 

3v Pres. H. U. Roop, Ph. D. 

^.^CT!^ HE word college stands for a clearly defined, comprehensive, and 
highly organized social unit, and as this unit embraces all per- 
fected and verified knowledge and symmetrical culture, we 
could not spend our time more profitably than in the examina- 
tion of its real structure and the normal functioning of its parts- 
I need not inform my readers that there are such things as knowledge 
and culture and progress in the world. The ver}' first human beings that 
stood upon this planet were dissatisfied with things about them and began 
to discover and to invent. They discovered substances and forces and 
laws, and invented means of enjoj'iug them. The}' invented language, 
society and government, and they were religious beings. The lives of 
their descendants became more and more artificial, their wants increased, 
their desire to know expanded, until now the world and the cosmos are 
ours. The possession of the earth is coupled with the knowledge of the 
earth. The mind is at the back of all. Knowledge underlies all posses- 
sion. The progress of the world is not founded upon railroads, and 
steamships, and electric lights, upon factories and art galleries, upon legis- 
latures and courts and governments. These are the results and servants 
of the progress of the world ; they are " the works of the men of mind." 
They are inventions founded upon science and knowledge. Culture is the 
child of knowledge. We do not need X.o possess more, but to know more 
and increase the number of those who know, and the college is the place 
where men learn to know. 

To speak after the manner of science, the college is an organized being 
with definite structures and functions, all having reference to knowledge. 
The college is 

I. An organization of Teachers and patrons of knowledge. 

2. An organized body of students or seekers after knowledge, with a 
view to their own perfect development and to their participation in the 
making of new knowledge. 

3. An organized atheneum of truth, which opens an account with 
every student who has a nugget of knowledge in his possession. 

4. An association of men and women all vivified and ennobled by the 
same ideal of culture. 

I. As an orgenization of teachers and patrons of knowledge. 

In America the college is an incorporated body of trustees and teach- 
ers for imparting instruction in the higher knowledge.' In ancient Rome 
any corporate body was a college. There are no colleges in Germany, 
the gymnasia taking their place. The college of France is a gov- 
ernment institution, supplying lectures of the highest sort. The Eng- 
lish colleges are always attached to universities, though there are, 
as with us, professional colleges of different kinds. But the American 
college is, as I have said, a body of teachers and trustees banded together 
to teach all that is known, to be the guardians, the friends, and the keep- 
ers of the atheneum. It is not merely a number of individuals, like guests 
in a hotel, each a brilliant gem, a bright particular star. Alone, in such 
capacity, each man is only a pedagogue, and may work selfishly to the in- 
jury of the entire organism. 

The college is, or ought to be, one, from the first man who^ spent his 
life to found it down to the last men who work in it and are willing to 
sacrifice their lives for one another and for the whole. 

What I insist on is not the separate, discrete forces of knowing, but 
the correlation and conservation of intellectual forces of making known; 
not the star that difFereth from another star in glory, but the constellation, 
more brilliant and complicated than any stellar object; not the lustre and 
preciousness of any element or study in a curriculum, but the in- 
finite variety of combinations possible among all elements ; not the flower 
or fruit of a season, but the whole tree, continually enlarging and furnish- 
ing shade and joy as the ages roll on ; not the eye, nor the hand nor the 
foot, but the whole body, "fitly joined together and compacted by that 
which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the 
measure of every part." 


Let us take an example or two from the natural world. In the lowest 
forms of life, a single cell may perform everj' function of living. It is 
born, runs the course of its existence in a few hours, and dies. But in the 
highest organic bodies there is the greatest multiplication of parts, 
coupled with the greatest differentiation of functions, all parts co-oper- 
ating, however, and making the work of each possible and efficient. 
Again , in the world about us there seem to be three separate spheres , the 
solid earth, the waters, and the atmosphere, and they are so regarded. 
But science teaches us that each invades the other two unceasingly. 
Air is in the waters and penetrates the crust of the earth. Water in 
numberless forms of use and beauty fills the atmosphere and penetrates 
the earth. The earth impregnates the water and the air. Now it is not 
anj' one of these elements alone and apart that displays the processes and 
loveliness of nature, but the fully organized commingling of each with 
all under the stimulating action of their president, the sun. The un- 
parallelled grandeur of an autumnal sunset is due to the refractions of 
light shining on the water and earth in the air. Every spear of grass and 
living creature is a product of earth, air, water, and sunlight co-operat- 
ing to that end. 

It is just so in the higher cultured life of which I am speaking. Com- 
mon men and women may and do acquire a little of it. They are like 
the protozoans. Those that are a little better circumstanced are pene- 
trated further by it, and, themselves, move about more widely in it. 

You would find among the early historic nations or among the pio- 
neer families of our States or in the country village a little more of this 
precious refinement, a cultured mind or two, young men and young wo- 
men agitated and reaching out to get possession of the treasures of 
knowledge until their souls have been caught in ' ' the great waves that 
echo around the worlds." 

This is the initiatory species of that kind of organism which comes by 
and by, in its most highly developed existences, to include all the world 
knows. Of this evolution the college is the highest expression. Trustees 
and professors are a unit. Neither can say to the other, " I have no need 
of thee." Mathematics, physics, chemistry, geography, geology, biology, 

sociology, language, history, literature, philosophy, cannot say one to 
another, ''I have no need of thee." Nay, those studies in the well-organ- 
ized curriculums which, to the utilitarian , seem more feeble, are necessary, 
and those branches which seem to the uncultured to be less honorable, 
upon these the endowed college should bestow more abundant honor. 
This insoluble compound of elements, this system of worlds of thought, 
this organism in which are bound up all the known, this pedagogic esprit 
de corps, constitute the brilliancy, the order, the vivacity, the glory of the 
true college. Where such an establishment exists, it is the best society, 
and the pride of the community where it is found and of all who are in 
touch of it. 

II . The college an organized body of students and seekers after knowledge. 

As, in studying the faculty and government of the institution, we did 
not stop to investigate any one man, so we must dismiss the individual 
boy or girl and regard the whole band of matriculates, students, and 
alumni of the college as a definitely organized structure, an indissoluble 
company. Each elementary part undergoes many changes, and the whole 
mass of individuals becomes a complex , living unit, self-perpetuating and 
mutually helpful through the years. 

Emerson declares the world to be an ' ' assemblage of gates and oppor- 
tunities.'' The college has two gates — the one leading into it from the 
farm and the city home, from the high schools, the academies, the private 
instructors, and the self-made phalanx, and from all creeds and parties and 
conditions of birth. The rich and poor meet together, and the college is 
mother of them all. The journey from the home to the college gate is 
one strewn with benedictions. The future student is followed by prayers, 
filled with hopes, and received with love. I see them now trooping to 
the entrance gates of our colleges. Could any group of phenomena in 
nature be more heterogeneous than their previous scholastic training? By 
inheritance, by natural talents, by associations at home and abroad, by 
reading, by teachers, by experience, by dress and manner, they are the 
synonym of difference. Each year brings a new procession of these unlike 
recruits to the entiance-gates of our colleges, and in them, as in Peter's 
vision, every form and quality of mind in the world appears. 


The problem for these 3'oung people is the problem of culture. All 
the way up to this point their instruction has tended to differentiation : 
now comes the period of integration — I mean of social, intellectual, and 
moral integration — the formation of a higher complex unit of cultured 
souls. The Apostle Paul speaks of bodies terrestrial, and bodies celestial, 
so there are two educations the terrestrial and the spirituelle, which last we 
call culture. These youths are to be taught to guess the riddle of the 
sphinx, to know the answer of the problem of existence. 

It was my privilege once to see Helen Keller, the blind and deaf girl, 
in the Smithsonian Institution. Shut out from the sensuous avenues ot 
communication with the world, upon which we must rely,. she had been 
taught by an ingenious teacher first to hold converse by playing upon the 
joints of her fingers as upon a piano, and then to speak with her lips by 
associating the playing upon her fingers with a set of vocal utterances 
agreed upon. The attendant brought her to a statue. As she stood upon 
a platform, her right hand resting upon the face of the cold stone, and her 
left hand in that of her teacher, how forlorn she looked to me, as she tried 
to guess the riddle of the sphinx. Her teacher, however, soon started 
her stream of thought in the other direction and turned her guessing into 
learning. Information came to the blind girl from all who stood about 
her, through the teacher. Her hand traced out the line indicated, her 
face lighted with joy, and the riddle was told. The riddle that she could 
not guess was revealed to her by a sympathetic world about her, of which 
she had not dreamed. In some such fashion our dear young people enter 
these museums of the soul. How many deep questions did they ponder 
over and try to explain to themselves in their homes ? They painted on 
the canvas of their imagination pictures of things to which they were 
blind. But in the college they place their hands in those of living teach- 
ers, to whom have been revealed the answers to their riddles. New 
streams of thought will course through their minds. However blind and 
deaf they may have been, their communion with the world of light will 
become perfected through these contacts. Furthermore, their contact 
•with kindred minds of their own age will give them an accurate scale by 
which to measure themselves and others, and certain abnormalties and 


idiosyncrasies will become atrophied by disuse. The}' will inake their 
contributions to a common stock of love and honor ; you will absorb 
and modify and copy common excellences. 

You will acquire knowledge that is common coin among the educated. 
You will, at small cost, be put in exchange and correspondence with 
every mind of the past and the present worth knowing. Every day of 
your sojourning you will have more to think about, and more to think 
about it. You will achieve a wider influence, and you will have gotten 
into a grander sphere of being influenced. 

You will hear of the Columbuses, and Vasco da Gamas, and Magellans 
of scientific exploration. The chords of your soul will be touched b\' the 
Homers and Shakespeares, the Raphaels and Michael Angelos of human- 
it}'. You will be greater in every way than you were, because you will 
be enlarged in yourself, and because you will be in the brotherhood ot 
learning, the republic of letters, the communion of scientific thought. 
You will be stamped with the image of the king. You will pass current 
at face value throughout the world. Nickel, copper, silver, or gold j'ou 
are by nature, but to this the college will add the mintage stamp and turn 
you from bullion into coin. No one knows where his life may be spent, 
but with these impresses he will find it hard to roam beyond the pale where 
they pass current. 

The only regret I have is that there are so many hundreds of precious 
minds whose povertj' or ill fortune prevents them from ever getting into 
the world's currency. True, there are also in colleges those who go forth 
with the stamp on base metal, and become counterfeits in the exchange of 
learning. But my pity is really awakened for an}' noble young man or 
woman who is capable of culture and longs for it, and cannot get it — only 
ore in the market of intellectual life. 

It is through the college that the race of scholars endures. The grave 
covers the heritage of thought and turns not only man to destruction, but 
his personal knowledge. No one can leave to son or daughter anything 
more than a proclivity for investigating, intensified and refined by use and 
culture. It is through these gates that knowledge says, "Return, ye 

children of men." May the noble procession of youth entering the gates 
of our colleges continue to widen as time rolls on. 

III. Tin college as the repository of verified knowledge or truth. 

The processes in the history of ascertained truths are similar to those 
of our common, every-day industries, to wit: 

I. The discovery and revelation of truth. 

->.. The manipulation, or, as we might say, the artisanship of knowl- 

3. The conveyance and transportation of knowledge. 

4. The storage and commerce of truth. 

5. The consumption and enjoyment of knowledge, for its own sake, 
or as material of other knowledge. 

If you will attend to these processes you will find that all of them 
may be reduced to three, namely : The labors of the men that are work- 
ing beyond the limits of the known and verified, in order to wrest new 
facts and discoveries from the unknown. They are the investigators, and 
their legitimate work is investigation. Every moment a born investiga- 
tor spends in anything else is just so much loss to research. The second 
class have only to deal with the known and verifiable. Their function is 
to test the theories, to work them, if proven, into the general scheme of 
all truth ; to impart them to receptive minds and with undying devotion 
to guard the precincts of knowledge for its own sake, that no true word 
shall be lost, or have been spoken in vain. The third class are entirely 
utilitarian. They are professional and polytechnic. Their works are in- 
dustrial. It is they who command the earth, the waters, the winds, the 
phj'sical, chemical, and vital activities to obey them. They are inter- 
ested in astronomy for the sailor, in physics tor the machinist, in chem- 
istry for the arts, in plants for the farmer, gardener, and florist, in zoology 
for the stockbreeder, in men for the purpose of organizing them and in- 
structing them to be skillful, efficient, and successful. 

There can be no institution without a motif — one of these three. I do 
not mean that a proper amount of the other two shall not be in each. But 
it is necessary that institutions should have only one as the ruling concept. 
Every constellation in the heavens, every system of worlds about each 


star, in an especial manner the globe itself, every movement in the air and 
in the water, every life in plant or animal, every machine or factory or 
industrial system , every production of aesthetic art and genius, every family, 
society, church and state has a central point, or line, or body, or person, 
out of which its activities spring, and around which they move. 

In every association of men, there is a set of unwritten laws and mo- 
tives in operation, working from within and from without, that constitute 
the genus loci. The abstract principles embodied in these laws and mo- 
tives are the institutional ideals. The manner of putting them into life 
and form is the history of the establishment. These ruling concepts soon 
come to b& recognized and talked about in society. Men ask of banks, 
business firms, institutions, "What sort of an establishment is that?" 
And there are certain well-known phrases by which they are character- 
ized — a kind of vocabulary of standing and ideals. 

The college does not belong to the first class, though every college man 
may be an investigator in a limited sense. The investigation after truth 
is founded on doubt and distrust, and no one should think of making a 
boy's culture begin with doubt. " Except I see in his hands the print of 
the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand 
into his side, I will not believe," — that is the legitimate method of the 
investigator. It is the work of the observatory, the laboratory, the mu- 
seum, the university. 

The college does not belong to the third class. Nothing disparaging 
shall be here said of utilitarianism, since the Author of the earth has com- 
manded men to fill up the earth and subdue it. The progress of culture 
has had as one of its most charming features the enlarging of the circle of 
human activities, the expansion of the sphere of influence over terrestrial 
powers and materials, the occupation of the world-encompassing streams 
of industry, the telling whence come and whither go those currents of 
human motives, so as to predict and circumvent them. But good men in 
all the ages past have been laying up treasures of verified knowledge and 
gems of thought, since all exploration into the unknown mast be from 
the known, and all art is but the renaissance of former arts. 

The college belongs to the second class. It is an organized body of 
science in the sense of all the culture of all the ages. It is the dispensary 


of knowledge and history. It is the creator of ail-round men. It is to 
the student what the lexicon is to men of affairs — a living, growing, in- 
telligent dictionary. It is the layer of foundations upon which other men 
will build. It is the maker of true specialists. It is a temple erected, 
endowed and sustained by men who love learning for its own sake. It is 
the landscape garden of the soul, from which are to be excluded all things 
that offend. It is the training-ground for symmetrical and vigorous bod- 
ies, minds, souls, accomplishments. 

In a very short time the men and women now gathered in the colleges 
are to be leaders in the chief spheres of influence in society ; they are to 
control thought and action at the very centers of power. This, indeed, 
has been true always, but to-day it is a truth demanding consideration 
such as it never did before. There is a tearful activity nowadays in the 
human mind, urging it on as with an inflamed impulse that sometimes 
threatens to bear down every established landmark of truth and order. 
We would not if we could check this activity ; it is a grand thing, calling 
for no condemnation , but required to be so directed as to make it the 
means of blessing and not of cursing the varied interests with which it 
must have to do. The Christian college seeks to supply such training 
under such conditions as shall be a practical doorway to life, and in itself 
thoroughly adapted in all its conditions to the needs of the people. 

The function of the college is to keep within the boundaries of the 
known. The examination of new questions and the discussions of doubt- 
ful ones have no real place in the college. It is the common carrier, it is 
the merchant on whose experience we rely. The men who occupy the 
chairs in colleges are, or should be, teachers, not investigators. The two 
classes of men are not by natural endowment and training the same. The 
teacher must have had some university training to know best what to teach. 
He will always be striving to make of himself the best possible teacher. 
If he be not growing himself, his pupils will not grow. He is, however, 
par excellence, a diffuser of truth. Now, there is a false notion abroad that 
the investigator is ipso facto a greater man than the teacher, that the expert 
and specialist who finds some new mineral, or plant, or animal, or star, 
is a greater man than the one who takes these scattered discoveries, sys- 


tematizes and promulgates them. The truth is otherwise. The greatest 
astronomers, physicists, chemists, mineralogists, geologists, botanists, 
zoologists, sociologists, and on to the end have had that much-abused 
title " Professor " prefixed to their names. The Newtons of the sciences 
were teachers. On the other hand, the born investigator is the poorest of 
teachers. He thinks life too short to waste on dull and unsympathetic 
pupils. One hour spent with them is just one hour stolen from his pre- 
cious, soul-absorbing work. As keepers of truths demonstrated, the col- 
leges will have enough to do to hold fast to the known, to systematize it 
and to teach it. 

To my intelligent readers, let mesaj\ in conclusion, we have examined 
the college as an organized body of cultured men and their patrons, as a 
body of youth, as a living and growing encyclopedia, a keeper, codifier 
and dispenser of verified knowledge, standing guard against error, but let- 
ting in all blessed truth — a kind of supreme court of last resort in all 
doubtful knowledge. Let us now finally look upon it as the common 
ground of all thoughtful people in the community where its lot is cast. 

The exit gate of the college opens, like the Arc de Triomphe de I'Etoile, 
in Paris, upon all points of the compass, upon all the avenues of industry, 
upon all the roads of promotion, upon all the pleasant paths of culture. 
All these paths and roads and avenues have, it is true, cross streets by 
which they are connected. But the Xxue. plasa of the known, the rallying 
ground and forum of current thought, the paradeisos of the soul, is the 
college, the alma mater. It matters not how far a man may travel from 
this exit gate, even to the boundaries of scientific investigation, he can 
never go far enough to become independent of his abna mater. He be- 
comes, in fact, more dependent upon her the more he journeys. When- 
ever he makes a fresh discovery he must come back to make his title good, 
to find a name for his new species, to defend his right to speak, and to 
commit to his venerable treasure house his contribution of knowledge. It 
was here that his part in the commerce of thought began ; it is here that 
the garnered harvests of science are rid of all chaff and tares, and are put 
upon the tracks and streams of universal rnental activity. 

To men of learning in all its branches the college is the central telephone 
ofiice through which they speak and perpetuate a common acquaintance ; 


a kind of graphophone, into which they talk, and its records are thence 
distributed ; a bulletin board upon which they write their discoveries so 
that he who runs may read. 

The leading minds in any pursuit must needs be in this world-encircling 
stream of learning. The principals of j^our high schools and academies, 
certainly the presidents of colleges and universities, the deans and chair- 
men of all professional and training schools, with the leaders among the 
clergy, and also the bright lights of the bar, as well as the influential men 
in legislation, and in short, the dominant spirits of the world, are coming 
to be college men, or the}' have by themselves and painfully self-taught 
acquired the comprehensive learning here imparted so easily. 

The college is the maker and keeper of all-round men, of comprehensive 
minds, of broad views, of universal sympathies. If you should be traveling 
in the strangest place on earth to you, and should happen to meet a man, 
clergyman, lawyer, physician, or pedagogue, who had been educated in 
any college whatever, you would find at once a sympathetic friend. He 
might not wear 3'our badge, nor belong to your society or fraternity, nor 
know your esoteric grip, but he would soon show you that he belonged to 
the universal brotherhood of disciplined minds, and would put himself at 
your service. 

As knowledge grows from more to more, the college must expand her 
walls. The number of business men of wealth and success who favor 
learning for its own sake will increase. The men of learning who are 
happy only in disseminating it will grow in numbers. The crowds of 
young men and women who are anxious to be within the stream of world- 
encircling culture will multipl}-, and the demand for a central office of 
general knowledge will be enlarged with the further specializations of re- 
search and practice. To keep up with this increase and demand and ri- 
valry, and to preserve from loss or detriment the treasures of the ages, 
will call for larger gifts, more cultured scholars, more complete organiza- 
tion. This is not a dead museum, like the Tower of London, where men 
of straw may pose in armor that once covered brave heroes. Each gener- 
ation must furnish new contingents. It is a living library, where the 
books are men, and the librarians are renewed every day, where to-morrow 
finds each participant a new edition of. his former self. 


Blossom ^ime. 

The air is filled with odors sweet, 

The trees are white as wool. 
The bloom of nature is complete, 
With joy each heart is full — 
In all the year, 
Naught is so dear. 
As blossom time, sweet blossom time. 

No trace of any snow remains, 

The dead again is risen, 
There is a balm for all our pains — 
Now burst is Winter's prison : 
The robin's song. 
All, all day long. 
Is blossom time, dear blossom time. 

Oh, blossoms, as you gently sway. 
And give your honeyed breath. 
You give new life from day to day. 
And banish thoughts of death — 
Hope brighter beams, 
E'en through our dreams. 
In blossom time, loved blossom time. 

A longing for the pure and true. 

The soul, with ardor craves. 
Our love seems young again and new, 
Past loves lie in their graves. 
Oh, who can tell, 
The magic spell. 
Of blossom, balmy blossom time ? 

We long to turn aside from care, 

Which tends to make us sad. 
And gazing on the blossoms fair. 
We would be only glad ! 
There is a rest. 
Steals through the breast, 
Unknown, except to blossom time. 


When silenth' the petals dear, 
Fall to the ground and die, 
Each dew drop throws o'er them its tears, 
As in the grave thej^ lie. 
Something has gone, 
Ne'er to return, 
'Tis vanished with the blossom- time 

Oh, let the pure, white, blossom fade, 

Its lessons will remain — • 
Our dreams and hopes anew are made. 
It will return again, 
And life's drear lea, 
Will sweeter be, 
With fragrance of the blossom time. 

— Hattie Spangler Shelley. 

"IKIlben tbe IDioIets Come JSacJ?. 

When the violets come back, 
To the meadow and the hill, 
And their tiny heads peep out 
O'er the grasses by the rill ; 
What a strangeness steals o'er us, 
And our faint hearts throb anew, 
When we catch the odors sweet, 
As we gather violets blue. 

When the violets come back. 
Ah, what memories throng the brain. 
We muse o'er, and almost long 
For our childhood's days again. 
When we waded through the grass, 
Wet with early morning dew, 
When we wandered in the wood, 
Gathering violets, white and blue. 

Wild, sweet violets of spring, 
Silently now, falls a tear, 
And my fondest kiss I place 
On thee, tender violet dear. 
For thou hast a hidden charm, 
Known to thee and me alone. 
And my life shall die again, 
Just as soon as thou art gone. 

— Hattie S. Shelley. 

Hbe S-unior ©utiiig. 

NE of the most delightful events of the year was the outing given 
by the members of the Junior class, on September 24th, to all 
the students and professors of the institution. Early in the 
morning, chartered cars were in readiness on Main Street, in 
front of the Ladies' hall ; from whence, amid cheers and songs from the 
merry students, they were conveyed by the trolley cars to Lebanon. Up 
to this time no one except the Juniors themselves, knew where the outing 
was to be. Some conjectured that it might be Pen Ryn ; some guessed 
Ringing Rocks ; and others, of a more suspicious turn of mind, ventured 
to declare that Mt. Gretna was the place. 

On arriving at the Cornwall and Lebanon Railroad station the Juniors 
made the air ring with an improvised yell as follows : 
Ubi, ubi, ubi, emus? 
Where, oh where do they take us? 
Maximus, maximus superfine 
Junior Outing NINETY-NINE. 
Other classes responded to this outburst by their yells, the significance 
of which is as doubtful as the Eleusinian mysteries. Here a chartered 
train was waiting to convey the merry party onward upon their journey. 
Soon the mystery was solved. Beautiful silk badges printed in orna- 
mental design with the class colors, were distributed to every one on the 
train, even the train men were not forgotten with this little memento. 
Upon the badge was printed Junior Outing, Mt. Gretna. Upon arriving 
at this beautiful summer resort, the provisions, which were by no means 
a light burden, were transferred to the large dining hall. 

Notwithstanding the cloudy weather during the forenoon, everybody 
enjoyed the beautiful walks through the magnificent park. When the 

noon hour drew near the cooks, with the assistance of the class girls, pre- 
pared a bountiful dinner. Soon the students were assembled around the 
heavily ladened tables and enjoyed the delicacies which were so bounti- 
fully provided. Mr. J. W. Yoe, '88, presided as toastmaster. Toasts 
were made by President Roop, in behalf of the faculty, Mr. Allen Baer, 
'98, Mr. C. E. Snoke, '00, and Mr. D. M. Oyer, '01. 

After all had partaken of the meal to their satisfaction, they wandered 
out again to engage in the delights and amusements common to this beau- 
tiful resort. Some enjoyed the delightful boating on Lake Conewago, 
others strolled through the shady nooks of the spacious grove and still 
others yielded to the tempting enticements of the toboggan and the narrow 
gauge railway. While the Juniors were plying their oars upon the lake 
the sun, who, up to this time, had been hiding his shining orb behind the 
humid clouds, broke through and kissed the silvery waters of peaceful 

It seemed to be a gentle expression of his pleasure at this auspicious 
event. When the day was well spent the class boys on the pretense of an 
errand to a neighboring farm house quietly prepared supper for the crowd. 
The class girls were happily surprised to find this unexpected kindness 
from their brothers and expressed no little pleasure that they had brothers 
who were skilled in culinary science. 

Soon all were ready for the homeward journey, and, although tired 
from the long strolls, there were pleasant recollections of the daj^'s enjoy- 
ment. Anyone who has enjoyed the cool and shady nooks, the rippling 
Conewago and the silvery lake into which it flows, can fulh' appreciate the 
delights of famous Gretna. 

The Juniors are greatly indebted to Mr. A. D. Smith, the obligingand 
congenial superintendent of the C. and L. Railroad for courtesies shown 
on this occasion. 

ITnaugural Exercises* 

The grandest event of the year was the occasion of the inauguration 
of Rev. H. U. Roop, Ph. D., as President of Lebanon Valley College, in 
the College Chapel, Wednesday evening, October 27, 1897. 


Bishop E. B. Kephaet, D. D., LL. D., Trustee of the College, Presiding. 

Invocation, by the Rev. H. S. Gable. 

Part Song, College Chorus. 

Address on Behalf of the Alumni, the Rev. W. H. Washinger, A. M., '91. 

Address on Behalf of Faculty, by Prof. J. E. Lehman, A. M., '74. 

Address on Behalf of Students, by Harry E. Miller, '99. 

Prayer, liy the Rev. J. H. Albright, Ph. D., '76. 

Installation and Presentation of tlie Charter and Keys, by W. A. LUTZ, 

[President of Board of Trustees. 

President's Inaugural Address, "The True Mission of the College." 

Part Song, Chorus. 

Benediction, by the Rev. D. S. Eshleman, B. D., '94. 

lEtercises of Commencement Meek, 

Sunday, June 13th, 

10 o'clock A. M., Baccalaureate sermon by the Rev. Bishop E. B. Kep- 

hart, D. D., LL. D., of Baltimore, Md. 
Sunday, June 13th, 

7:30 o'clock P. M., Graduating exercises of the Bible Normal Union. Ad- 
dress by the Rev. C. I. B. Brane, A. M., of Lebanon, Pa. 
Monday, June ISth, 

7:30 o'clock P. M., Grand Concert by Department of Music. 
Monday, June 13th, 

2 o'clock P. M., Annual Meeting of Board of Trustees. 
Tuesday, June 14th, 

7:30 o'clock P. M., Public Meeting of Alumni Association. Orator, Rev. 

Wm. H. Washinger, A. M. ; Poet, Reno S. Harp, Esq., A. M.; Essayist, 

Miss Sarah Burns, M. A.; 9 P. M., Alumni Banquet. 
Wednesday, June 15th, 

2 o'clock P. M., Class Day Exercises. 
Wednesday, June 15th, 

8 o'clock P. M., Annual Address before the Literary Societies by Hon, 
John Stewart, Presiding Judge, Chambersburg, Penna. 

Thursday, June 16th, 

9 o'clock A. M., Commencement Exercises. Conferring Degrees. 


program for Commencement Exercises of tbe Bible 
IRormal "mnion, June 12, '98. 

Class Motto : "Finis Coronal Ojnis.'' 
Class Flower : Nasturtium. 

1. (.Congregational Hymn — "All hail the power of Jesus' name." 

2. Invocation. 

3. College Quartette. 

4. Motto Oration, C. V. Clippinger. 

5. Vocal Solo, Miss Irene Smith. 

6. Recitation — "The Maiden Martyr," Miss Alma Mae Light. 

7. Vocal Solo, Miss Anna Kreider. 

8. Essay — "Life of Paul," H. L. Eichinger. 

9. College Quartette. 

19. Address, Rev. J. A. Leitbr. 

11. Presentation of Diplomas. 

12. Congregational Hymn — " America." 



R IResume. 

HE present year seems to mark the beginning of a new era in the 
history of Lebanon Valley College. The enrollment of students 
for the first term was larger than that of any previous Fall 
term, and each new term has added considerably to the number 
enrolled. Under the directing and efficient head, who has constantly 
kept in mind the comfort of the students, the best results in the class-room 
and the chief interests of the college and by the heads of departments, 
improvements to the buildings and equipments were early projected, 
quite a number of which have already been made, and others are being 
brought to successful completion. Thus the year has resulted in the refit- 
ting of the Ladies' Hall, the improvement of recitation rooms, the re- 
moval of the library to more convenient quarters, the enlarged equip- 
ment of the laboratory, and the painting of the exterior of the main 
building. The curricula leading to the degrees of A. B. and B. S. have 
been thoroughly revised, strengthened and enlarged so as to meet the best 
ideas in present-day collegiate training. 

The college has an efficient agent in the field, and his appeals for aid 
have been met with generous responses from the people, and in so much 
that the indebtedness is being rapidly provided for. New interest and 
enthusiasm have been awakened throughout the co-operating territory, 
and on all hands our people are awake to the importance and needs of the 
college in the east. And with the same loyal support and increasing de- 
votion, together with the advantages already gamed, the future success of 
Lebanon Valley College is assured. 

E Ef^IJ 

Uo tbe IReaber. 

The following pages are devoted exclusively to 
advertisements. We desire to thank the adver- 
tisers for their liberal support which has contrib- 
uted largely to the success of this, the first issue 
of the BIZARRE. 

Read the following advertisenaents carefully. 
The advertisers are thoroughly reliable. In 
their behalf we solicit your patronage know- 
ing that they will deal fairly with every one 
of our readers. Gratefully yours, 


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Are delighted with its prosperity. Well may they be ! 
Great as has been the advance during- the past year, we believe it is 
but a beginning of what shall be. The latest college news is a 
prominent feature of the Annville Journal, which is issued weeklj', 
and in it former students will find many other items which will keep 
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The student or the neiv-fledged teacher who reads this was in the 
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ago, that the schoolbooks lying discarded and dusty on everybody's shelves, 
or unforgotten in closets and garrets, ought to be rescued from premature 
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or the Business 


81 E. 125lh SI., New York, N. Y. 

Such a course may be completed in from three months to a year, and at 
comparatively small expense ($ioo). 

These schools have earned the highest reputation because 

1. Their patrons, many of whom have experimented with other schools, say THEY 


2. They make faithful teaching and conscientious service their chief claim to merit. 

3. Thsy are thoroughly equipped and ably managed. 

4. They not only train for practical work but always secure situations for graduates of 

their Business and Shorthand Courses. They offer 
^^ ^^ f^ ^. » « « B^ B^ to any one for first information of a vacancy for 
^P^^ fltWAllLJ a Bookkeeper, Stenographer, Teacher, Clerk or 
Telegraph Operator which they succeed in filling, and supply competent assist- 
ants to business men without charge. Refer to Bankers, Merchants and promi- 
nent patrons in almost every county in the United States. If you are seeking 
employment and willing to study, send five two-cent stamps for five easy lessons 
(by mail) in Shorthand. 

Call or write for our publications. You will find their 
suggestions very helpful. Beautiful Catalogue free. 

or Address, Clement C. Gaines, M.A. , B.L. 

8 1 East Poughkeepsie, New York. 

125th Street, 
New York. 

ir'ougiikeepsie, Mew xoru. 



..(Deat CDarket.. 

Fresh and Salt Meats 
Always on Hand 


Main Street, Annville, Pa. 

Get your Suit 
made where? 



.The Fashionable Tailor.. 


18 and 20 

West Main Street 


T{)omas H. CKiott 

.All Kinds of.. 



.V. _; V ) 

Done by Hand or by Machine, and New 
Work made to Order. 





Sole Proprietor of Dr. Fahnestock's Family Medicines. 
No. 2 East Main Street, ANNVILLE, PA. 


....DEALER IN.... 


First-Class Restaurant. Green Groceries, Oysters, Ice Cream and Fresh 
Fish. Families Supplied with Oysters and Ice Cream. 


Let Us Figure with You for Your Printing ! 
We furnish Estimates and Mal<e Contracts 
for all Kinds of Job, Commercial and Book 
Printing. College Printing a Specialty. 


A. C. M. HIESTER, Prop. 

North White Oak St., ANNVILLE, PA. 


Lebanon'^ Popalar 

In 3^^son and in tl)e I^ead. 

Financial Disturbances and Paniclty Times will soon 
be a thing of the Past! 


HAT is of the greatest moment -just now to the ladies is, Where can the larg-est variety of 
seasonable goods be had ? JV/iere ca?/ vje get the viost for our money? is a querj- which, this 
season above all others, demands a g"oodly share of consideration. 

Every Department in our Store is Complete, well-stocked and well-attended. People say 
this is an "off 3'ear," not so in Dry Goods. We show a stock this season which proves that 
never in the history of merchandising has such advancement been shown by manufacturers. 
The words Perfection and Novelty speak volumes. In COATS and WRAPS, in SUITS, in 
DRESS GOODS, in every department, we can conseientiously say that the "times" have 
stimulated us to an increased activity. Our display of goods has never equaled the pres- 
ent. To discriminating readers, our announcements must tally well with evident truths. 

O. 3HENK. 


Houses on Easy Payments. 
Lumber, Wholesale and Retail. 
Office, Second and Harris Sts. 

/nt. Holly 

Stationery and Printing 


^ and BINDING 

The Mount Holly Stationery and Print- 
ing Company' does all classes of Printing- 
and Binding, and can furnish you any 
Book, Bill Head, Letter Head, Envelope, 
Card, Blank, or anything pertaining to 
their business in just as good style and 
at less cost than you can obtain same 
elsewhere. They are located among the 
mountains but their work is metropolitan. 
You can be convinced of this if you give 
them the opportunity. 


...We Printed and Bound... 
'THE BIZARRE," Lebanon Valley College. 
'THE PHILO REVIEW," C. V. S. N. School. 
'THE NORMAL GAZETTE," C. V. S. N. School. 
'THE SPECTRUM," Gettysburg College. 
' THE LANTHORN," Susquehanna University. 



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