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Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

A RARE CHANCE for j^oung men to obtain a thorough practical education. The 
cost reduced to a minimum. Tuition free to residents of Massachusetts. An opportunity 
to pay a portion of expenses by work in the farm and horticultural departments. 

REQUISITES FOR ADMISSION. Candidates must be fifteen years of age or over, 
and pass satisfactory oral and written examinations in English Grammar, Geography, His- 
tory of the United States, Arithmetic, Algebra to Quadratic Equations, and the Metric 

EXPENSES. Board in clubs is about $2.50 per week, and in families $3.50 to $5.00. 
Room rent, $5. bo to $16.00 per term. Fuel, $7.00 to $20.00 per year. Washing, 40 to 50 
cents per dozen. Military suit, $17.75. Books at wholesale, prices. Furniture, second-hand 
or new, for sale in town. .^ 

INSTRUCTION. The course of study is intended to give thorough and practical in- 
struction in the five departments, assisting to give a better understanding of : 

1. Agricultural, theoretical and practical stock-breeding, drainage and irrigation, 

special crops, etc. 

2. Botany, including horticulture, market gardening, arboriculture, care of green- 

houses, etc. 

3. Chemistry, in its application to ag'riculture and the industries. Practice work in 

the laboratory. Geology and mineralogy, so far as relating to the composition 
of soils, mineral constituents, etc. 

4. Animal life zoology, entomology, veterinary science, anatomy and physi- 


5. Mathematics and physics, including practical work in surveying, road making, 

laying of tiles, etc. Meteorology, in the relation of climate to crops, etc. 

MILITARY INSTRUCTION. Under the law by which the college was founded, in- 
struction in military drill is required, and each student, unless physically debarred, drills 
under direction of a regular army officer three hours per week. 

■ADVANTAGES. The facilities for instruction and illustration are of the best, and in- 
clude a working library of 10,000 volumes, properly classified and arranged; the State collec- 
tion of birds, insects, reptiles and rocks of Massachusetts; the Knowlton herbarium of 
10,000 species of named botanical specimens; the 1500 species and varieties of plants, types 
of the vegetable kingdom, cultivated in the Durfee plant house; the large collections and 
library of Amherst College within easy access; a farm of 383 acres, divided between the 
agricultural, horticultural and experimental departments, embracing every variety of soil, 
from meadow, pasturage and lowland, to swamp, hillside and woodland; a chemical labo- 
ratory, commodius and amply. equipped; the State Agricultural Experiment Station upon 
the college farm, and the experiment station established under the provisions of the Hatch 
Bill, offering splendid opportunities for observing the application of science to the problems 
of agriculture. 

Catalogues and further information can be obtained on application to the president. 

HENRY H. GOOBELL, Amherst, Mass. 


I E. A. HALL & CO., PRINT, | 

^ Greenfield, Mass. ^ 




Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1890, by 
"THE EDITORS," in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at 
Washington ; also by the Laws of the Reading Room Associa- 
tion, in the mail box under tbe stairs, as that class of mail 
matter known as Intellectual. 

NOTE.— May it not prove the tane of the mail-carrier's life. 



To our ideal, the impersonation of our 
individual thouglits and feelings, the real- 
ization of our cares and hopes, the object 
of our pride and adoration, whose name 
entwines all our memories of college life : 
To the class of '92 do we lovingly dedicate 
this volume, the publication of which has 
been entrusted to our care. 


As one watches the rare tender blossom, 
When the unfolding hour draws near, 
So, methinks, you have waited, all breathless, 
Till the Index in glory appear. 

Old "Aggie" can boast of no other, 
Which for culture with this plant will vie, 
Which each year has a different blossom 
To surprise and bewilder the eye. 

As an herb for medicinal purpose. 

It's a tonic prepared for the mind, 

Just the thing to prescribe for your neighbor, 

As it opens the eyes of the blind. 

" '92" sends this bundle of petals. 
With heartiest greetings in verse, 
And hopes this '■'■original package" 
Will make you all better, not worse. 





" 'Tis well to borrow from the good and great; 
'Tis wise to learn; 'tis God-like to create! " 

" 'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print,— 
A name's a name, although there's nothing in't." 

"Was ever book containing such vile matter 
So fairly bound ? " 

" Like Ca:sar now thou writ'st what thou hast done; 
These acts, this book, will live while there's a sun." 


TO obtain a thorough knowledge of an institution, one must know not only 
the resources of it as such, but he must become acquainted with its internal 
make-up, and with the manner of carrying out the affairs of its every-day life. 

So it is with a college: If one desires to become acquainted with its true 
character, he must have not only the superficial knowledge to be obtained from 
the college catalogue, but he must have a knowledge of the students' every-day 
life. If, as is usually the case, he cannot gain this by personal contact, how 
can he better accomplish his purpose than by perusing the pages of the stu- 
dents' publications? 

With this thought in mind, we have striven to present the students, their 
organizations, their hopes and desires, their likes and dislikes, their ambitions 
and discouragements, as they are, or as they appear to the minds of the students. 

In presenting this volume of the Index, we have anticipated for you a little 
surprise, viz., its enlargement, new form of cover, and improved general appear- 

We do not wish to uphold our production as a model to be forever copied 
after, and sincerely hope such will not be the case, for "nothing is absolutely 
perfect." It is the pence which make the pounds; it is the raindrops which 
swell the ocean; it is through the root the oak acquires its strength; so each 
new feature added, although it may be small, affects the general result. 

The Editors, in submitting these pages for your inspection, do not wish to 
boast of their excellence. Our desire is that you buy, read, and criticise. 




sMgpicliltliPal Gellege. 


Ooard oP Trustees. 



His Excellency, Gov. JOHN Q. A. BRACKETT, 

President of the Corporation. 

President of the College. 

Secretary of the Board of Education. 

Secretary of the Board of Agriculture. 

JAMES S. GRINNELL of Greenfield, 
JOSEPH A. HARWOOD of Littleton, 
J. D. W. FRENCH of Boston, 
THOMAS P. ROOT of Barre Plains, 
J. HOWE DEMOND of Northampton 


ELIJAH W. WOOD of West Newton, 
CHARLES A. GLEASON of New Braintree, 
Hon. DANIEL NEEDHAM of Groton, / 
JAMES DRAPER of Worcester, 
HENRY S. HYDE of Springfield, 

FRANCIS H. APPLETON of Lynnfield, MERRITT I. WHEELER of Great Barrington. 




CoTmnittee on Finance and Buildings.* 



Committee on Course of Study and Faculty* 


Committee on Farm and Horticultural Departineivbs* 



Committee on Experiment Department* 


Vice-President of the Corporation. 
JAMES S. GRINNELL of Greenfield. 

Secretary. Treasurer. 

WILLIAM R. SESSIONS of Hampden. FRANK E. PAIGE of Amherst. 

CHARLES A. GLEASON of New Braintree. 

Board of Overseers. 

Examining Committee of Overseers. 
SAMUEL B. BIRD of Framingham, 

GEORGE CRUICKSHANKS, Chairman, of Lunenburg, 

GEORGE S. TAYLOR of Chicopee Falls, 


NATHANIEL S. SHALER of Cambridge. 

* The President of the College is ex officio a member of e.ich of the above committees, 
t Deceased, June 23, 1890. 


T[)e poGulby 



Professor of French and English Literature. 


Professor of Agriculture {Honorar)). 


Professor of Chemistry. 

Professor of Botany and Horticulture. 


Professor of Mathematics and Physics. 


Associate Professor of Chemistry. 


Professor of Zoology. 

Professor of Mental and Political Science. 


Professor of Agriculture. 

LESTER W. CORNISH, ist Lieut, sth Cavalry, U. S. A. 
Professor of Military Science and Tactics. 


Professor of English. 


Professor of Veterinary Sciejice. 


Lcctiirer on Fartn Law. 



Oosbop y ni^ersibL|i 




President and Dean of the School of Theology. 


Dean of the Sclwol of Laiv. 


Dean of the School of Medicine. 

Dean of the School of A II Sciences. 

Dean of the School of Liberal Arts. 

Dean of the School of Alusic. 


President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 




Winter Term Begins, 
Winter Term Closes, 
Spring Term Begins, 

Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 8.15 a. m. 

Thursday, March 26, at 10.30 a. m. 

Tuesday, April 7, at 8. 15 a. m. 

Baccalaureate Sermon, ...... \ 

r Sunday, Tune 14 
Address before the Y. M. C. A , by Rev. John Bascom, D. D., LL. D., ) -' 

Kendall Prize Speaking, 

Grinnell Prize Examination of Senior Class, 
Meeting of the Alumni, 
Military Exercises, - . . 

President's Reception, 

Commencement Exercises, ) 
Meeting of Trustees, ) 

Examination for Admission, at Botanic Museum, 

Examination for Admission, at Botanic Museum, 

Fall Term Begins, - . . . 

?"all Term Closes, - - - . 

Monday, June 15. 

Tuesday, June 16. 

Wednesday, June 17. 

Thursday, June 18. 

Tuesday, Sept. i. 

Wednesday, Sept. 2. 

Friday, Dec. 18. 

Winter Term Begins, 
Winter Term Closes, 


Tuesda}', Jan. 5. 
Thursday, March 24. 




ciMBf^ 5;'£)i¥of(iSi<8. 


Class Colors — Peacock Blue and Old Gold. 

Class Yell — Wah hoo, IVah hoo, IVah hoo, Wahj Zip boom bah;, 'pi. 

IT is with mingled feelings of joy and sorrow that we hand in our last com- 
munication to the Index board. Three times have these contributions been 
passed in, representing as many years of our college life: years the experiences 
of which, through all the shifting scenes of the future, can never be erased from 
our memory. What they have brought us, each must answer for himself. 

As we look over our numbers now, we miss mariy faces that had become so 
familiar to us during our early college life, but who have, for one reason or an- 
other, dropped out, leaving only fifteen of the twenty-nine who entered with us; 
since then, however, we have added three new men to our class. We have now 
reached hard-pan, and those who have remained feel that is has not been in vain 
that four years of the best part of our lives have been spent in Agricultural halls. 

We trust that '91 has done her duty to her Alma Mater, as well as to herself. 
Have we not always taken a prominent part in athletics, and have we not been 
generous in financial support, also? What better way could we have taken to 
perpetuate the name of '91 than by establishing a college paper? We have been 
through the usual course of study, that has been changed somewhat since we 
entered college, the changes being always for the better. Chemistry we took 
up in the usual manner, with the addition of quite extended lectures on the pro- 
cess of fire-\wg without the production of carbon. "How is Psychology?" a 
Junior asks, with anxiety upon his face; "Is it harder than Rhetoric?" My 
friend, so far as our representative faculties act, we should say that if you have 
a definite idea as to the non ego, and externality, or even the object object, you 
will find it comparatively easy; otherwise you will not. 


It is with many regrets that we leave our pleasant rooms in old "Aggie," 
endeared to us by so many happy associations; and above all, we regret that we 
are to leave those dear girls, who have helped us to pass many a pleasant hour 
and kept us from being homesick. 

It will be but a few short weeks before we will leave the sheltering arms of 
our Alma* Mater, and enter the different paths to which duty calls us. Whether 
we will ever meet again as a whole class, time only can tell. But some of us will 
no doubt meet together and talk over those good old times that we had when in 
college. G. 




Class Colors — Magenta and Old Gold. 

Class Yell — Rah-Rah-Rahj Oo-Ah-Oo; Oo-Ak-Ooj 'p2. 

^TNOTHER of the four stepping stones of our college life has been passed, 
(S/jL and it finds us in the enviable Junior year, with its pleasures, its duties 
aud responsibilities. '92 has stood the strain of the tirst half of her course with 
the accustomed grit, and although she has come out somewhat lessened in num- 
bers, yet in intellectual ability much has been gained. 

Upon assembling at chapel at the opening of the term, we found ourselves 
much diminished in numbers, but, as time passed on, all but six returned to their 
Alma Mater; and now, although some of the brightest and most popular faces 
are missing, we hope to press on to the graduation platform with unbroken num- 

In our recitations, we have generally accjuitted ourselves with credit, and 
although a professor's frown may occasionally remind us that we are over-step- 
ping the bounds of a student's right to question, yet, as one of them said, "We 
get there." 

On the campus, we have tried to do our duty. We cannot boast of a Stagg, 
or any other athletic celebrity, but we have all turned out and done our best. 

Our protege, the Freshmen, taken as a whole, are a good-looking class of 
men, and we wish them all the best of success and fun during their course. The 
size of their class enables them to take good care of themselves, so that, with a 
few points at the opening of the term, we were allowed to occupy our easy 
chairs, only occasionally reminding a Sophomore that he must not be noisy or 
attempt to make any disturbance. 

As we consider the course of study we pursue, we cannot but regret that 


our time will soon be spent. As the studies relating to the natural sciences are 
being advanced and enlarged, just so much more demand will there be for the 
M. A. C. graduate. And so, classmates, let us keep up our standard of scholar- 
ship, thus fulfilling our object in first coming, and also in furthering our object 
in our business life. p. 

He: — Angelina, do you love me? 5/i(?.-— Permit me to ask if you are a Junior. He: — I am most happy 
to say that I am. 5/z^.-— Adolphus, I love you with all my heart. 



Class Colors — Pink and Garnet. 

Class Yell — Vazoi?, Yazoo; Zi Za Zi; -Rah, Rah, Rali\ 'pj. 

"S once again we gaze on the "all-fleeting hands of time," and perceive that 
a whole 3'ear of college life has passed away from us, we cannot but be im- 
pressed with the idea that we are no longer the troublesome Freshmen of the 
previous year, but rather the high-minded and popular class who take pleasure 
in the name of Sophomores. 

The sensations which we endured on arriving at college last September, dif- 
fered materially, of course, from those that we experienced a year ago, in being- 
more like those of acclamation and usefulness than of mingled fear and green- 
ness. There was also a feeling of sadness caused by the absence of many faces 
which we were accustomed to see about the buildings. x'\mong them were sev- 
eral of those who entered the battle with us, who have dropped out to pursue 
other courses in life; and one, the life of us all, the one to whom we all looked 
when brain and leadership were required, has left this mortal state of trial and 
vicissitude and no longer stands on this side of eternity. Tne loss of these, how- 
ever, although keenly felt, is partially remedied by the entrance into our ranks, 
of five new men of whom any class might well be proud. 

In athletics we have done but fairly well. We ha\e supplied quite a num- 
ber of men for the foot-ball team, both last year and this. Although we fur- 
nished no players to the baseball team last season, yet we showed that we had 
some good material amongst us, and feel sure that some men will go on next spring. 

In the way of intellect, we have made an appreciable advance. Having 
kept in mind a raising of the standard, the Professors made it unusually hard 
for us, but we hope they see that we are masters of the situation. However much 


knowledge we gained last year, we are determined to get a great deal more in 
the same length of time henceforth. 

The rope-pull, that event to which the whole college looks forward with in- 
terest, has fallen through, owing to a slight disagreement as to the number of 
men to pull. 

As to rushes, we have had but two with the Freshmen, which, although not 
considered wholly decisive by them, were very satisfactory to us. 

Classmates, let us fasten the bonds of friendship still tighter, and shoulder 
to shoulder faithfully attend to the duties laid out for us in the next three years, 
trusting that our course will not be interrupted in the future by temporary sus- 
pension, and remembering that greatness and a high position in this world is for 
him only who works earnestly for it. c. 



Class Colors — Peacock Blue and Cream. 

Class Yell — Rah-Rix-Rah, Zip- Boom- Bah, 'p4-p4-Rah-Rah-Rah. 

FIFTY strong — willing to take our share of college work and fun — we, the 
class of 1894, make our first bow to our colleagues at the M. A. C. and 
our friends at large. 

It is much too soon for us to say what the extent of our influence will be, 
but, if numbers and good intentions count, we hope that ere the four years are 
passed, which make us graduates from our Alma Mater, we will have done our 
part towards proving that the spirit of the college is to make men out of boys, 
and useful citizens of all her pupils. 

Though our class outnumbers any other in college, we trust the awfulness 
of this majority will not tempt us to lessen its size in order to be more like in 
quantity, as well as in quality, the respected class of '93. 

There is such a thing as anticipating one's greatness, but in matters involv- 
ing the skill of a class, such a maxim does not apply. Hence, we feel no temer- 
ity in stating that thus early in our career we have captured the "Rope," which 
'93 counted among its choicest treasures. We have also rushed them success- 
fully. Let us forbear! This is only a hint of what is yet to be developed in 
our ranks. We have met '93 in a game of foot-ball, resulting in a score of 12 to 
12; and, better still, we squelched the too over-confident "Intelect" Freshmen 
by a score of 18 to o. 

A modesty common to all good Freshmen, obliges us to leave the remain- 
ing worthy doings of our class to be related by some one else. 

So far, the transgressions upon our rights have been too few to mention, 


but we are prepared to resent any trifling with our dignity as the largest class in 

And so, hoping that the Future will smile on us as kindly as the Past has 
done, and with a sound and hearty 

Rah-Rix-Rah, Zip-Booni-Bah, 'p4-'p4-Rah-Rah-Rah, 
we make our exit. G. 



bbudenbs DireGtory. 



Fresidenf, Harvey Towle Shores. 

Vice-President., Henry Merton Howard. 

Secretary, Frank Luman Arnold. 

Treasurer, Aldice Gould Eames. 

Historian, Willard Weston Gay. 

Captain, Walter Gary Paig 


Frank L. Arnold, 0. T. V., 
Walter A. Brown, C. S. C, 
Malcolm A. Carpenter, C. S. C., 
Aldice G. Eames, P. S. K., 
E. Porter Felt, C. S. C., 
Henry J. Field, Q. T. V., 
Willard W. Gay, D. G. K., 
Louis F. Horner, C. S. C., 
Henry M. F^oward, C. S. C., 
John B. Hull, D. G. K., 
Charles H. Johnson, D. (j. K., 
Oscar V. B. Lage, D. G. K., . 




Feeding Hills, 


North Wilmington, 




Newton Highlands, 




Juiz de Fora Minas, Brazil, 


24 N. C. 

Boarding House. 

28 N. C. 

15S. C. 



2 N. C. 

28 N. C. 

Boarding House. 

7 S. C. 

8 S. C. 
Frank Wood's. 


Howard N. Legate, D. G. K., 
Claude A. Magill, 
Walter C. Paige, D. G. K., 
Murray Ruggles, C. S. C, 
Arthur H. Sawyer, Q. T. V. 
Harvey T. Shores, D. G. K., 






West Bridgewater 

8 S. C. 

5 N. C. 
7 S. C. 


President, Henry Martin Thomson. 

Vice-President, Walter Ira Boynton. 

Secretary, Francis Granger Stockbridge. 

Treasurer, Edward Bertram Holland. 

Historian, Frank Herbert Plumb. 

Captain, George Bartlett Willard. 


Alfred T. Beals, Q. T. V., 
Walter I. Boynton, Q. T. V., 
Edward T. Clark, C. S. C, 
H. Everett Crane, C. S. C, 
James E. Deuel, Q. T. V., 
Henry B. Emerson, C. S. C, 
Judson L. Field, Q. T. V., 
William Fletcher, C. S. C, 
Charles S. Graham, C. S. C, 
Carl D. Green, Q. T. V., 
Edward B. Holland, 
Cyrus M. Hubbard, Q. T. V., 




North Amherst, 












Tower 2. 


9 N. C. 

9 N. C. 


8 N. C. 


Mrs. Bangs'. 

29 N. C. 

25 N. C. 


12 N. C. 


Richard P. LA-man, O. T. V., Boston, 

Frank H. Plumb, Q. T. V., Westfield, 

Elliot Rogers, P. S. K., Allston, 

Robert H. Smith, Amherst, 

Francis G. Stockbridge, D. G. K., Northfield, 

George E. Taylor, Q. T, V., Shelburne, 

Henry M. Thomson, C. S. C, Monterey, 

Homer C. West, Q. T. V., Belchertown, 

George B. Willard, P. S. K., Waltham, 

Milton H. Williams, O. T. V., Sunderland, 

4S. C. 

20 N. C. 

Tower i. 


2 N. C. 

Tower 2. 

Plant House. 

10 N. C. 

Tower i. 

12 N. C. 



President, Frank Howard Henderson. 

l^ice-President, Walter Stephen Pember. 

Secretary-Treasurer, Fred Andrew Smith. 

Historian, George Frederick Curley. 

Captain, John Richards Perry. 


Joseph Baker, Q. T. V., 
Fred G. Bartlett, D. G. K., 
Henry D. Clark, C. S. C., 
George F. Curley, C. S. C, 
Herbert C. Davis, Q. T. V., 
Charles A. Goodrich, D. G. K., 
Francis T. Harlow, P. S. K., 
Harry J. Harlow, D. G. K., 
Ernest A. Hawkes, C. S. C, 








Hartford, Conn. 





21 N. C. 

10 S. C. 

6 N. C. 

18 S. C. 

9 S. C. 
18 S. C. 
14 N. C. 


Frank H. Henderson, D. G. K., 
Edwin Carleton Howard, P. S. K., 
Franklin S. Hoyt, C. S. C. 
John H. Kellogg, D. G. K., 
Eugene H. Lehnert, D. G. K., 
A. Edward Melendy, Q. T. V., 
Walters. Pember, Q. T. V., 
John R. Perry, D. G. K., 
William H. Ranney, C. S. C, 
Benjamin Sedgwick, D. G. K., 
Cotton A. Smith, Q. T. V., 
Fred A. Smith, C. S. C, 
Luther W. Smith, P. S. K., 
Henry F. Staples, C. S. C., 
Luiz A. F. Tinoco, D. G. K., 
Edward J. Walker, C. S. C,, 
Louie E. Wells, 



Newton, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 





South Ashfield, 

Cornwall Hollow, Conn., 

North Hadley, 




Campos, Rio Janeiro, Brazil, 

West Berlin, 


13 N. C. 

23 N. C 

Mrs. Baker's. 

2 S. C. 

17 S. C. 

5 N. C. 

22 N. C. 

17 s. c. 

9 S. C. 

2 S. C. 

21 N. C. 

Prof. Brooks'. 

10 S. C. 

Plant House. 

Frank Wood's. 

29 N. C. 

I N. C. 



President, Arthur M. Whitcomb. 

Vice-President, Lowell Manley. 

Secretary, Frank Israel Parker. 

Treasurer, Ira Charles Green. 

Historian, Louie Edward Goessmann. 

Captain, Frank Israel Parker. 


John Austin, 
Fred G. Averell, 




6S. C. 


Ellwood G. Babbitt, P. S. K., Dorchester, 

Linus H. Bacon, Q. T. V., Spencer, 

Theodore S. Bacon, P. S. K., Natick, 

Louis M. Barker, C. S. C, Hanson, 

Charles H. Barton, D. G. K., Dalton, 

Samuel P. Blanchard, Harvard, 

Edwin L. Boardman, C. S. C, Sheffield, 

Charles L. Brown, Feeding Hills, 

Jay E. Cook, Hadley, 

Arthur C. Curtis, Littleton, 

Arthur H. Cutter, P. S. K., Pelham, N. H. 

Perley Elijah Davis, Jay, Maine, 

Elliot T. Dickinson, Amherst, 

William C. Duffield, D. G. K., Quincy, 

Henry J. Fowler, North Hadley, 

Halley M. Fowler, Gardner, 

John E. Gifford, D. G. K., Brockton, 

Louie E. Goessmann, D. G. K., Amherst, 

John S. Goodell, Amherst, 

Frederic L. Greene, C. S. C, Shrewsbury, 

Ira C. Greene, O. T. V., Fitchburg, 

Charles H. Higgins, C. S. C, Dover, 

Charles F. Johnson, C. S. C, Littleton, 

Thaddeus F. Keith, Q. T. V., Fitchburg, 

Archie H. Kirkland, P. S. K., Huntington, 

Henry B. Learned, C. S. C, Florence, 

Henry W. Lewis, Rockland, 

Charles P. Lounsbury, Allston, 

Lowell Manley, D. G. K., 'Brockton, 

Henry J. Mann, Q. T. V., Maiden, 

S. Barnard Marvin, P. S. K., Richford, Vt., 

Alvertus J. Morse, Q. T. V., Belchertown, 

Fred W. Park, P. S. K., Chelmsford, 

Frank L Parker, D. G. K., Pittsfield, 

Robert F. Pomoroy, Chesterfield, 

7 N. C. 

4 S. C. 

13 S. C 

26 N. C. 

12 S. C. 
3 S. C. 

31 N. C. 

32 N. C. 
32 N. C. 

13 N. C. 

10 N. C. 
21. N. C. 


14 N. C. 
Stockbridge House. 

11 S. C. 

27 N. C. 
6 N. C. 

1 S. C. 

2 S. C. 
Mrs. Gilbert's. 

I S. C. 

11 N. C. 
Mrs. Gilbert's. 

15 N. C. 
15 N. C. 
27 N. C. 
20 N. C. 

13 S. C. 
24 N. C. 

15 S. C. 

12 s. c. 

II N. C. 


J. Harry Putnam, D. G. K., 
Dana W. Robbins, D. G. K., 
William E. Sanderson, 
Lucius J. Shepard, 
Preston Smead, 
George E. Smith, C. S. C., 
Ralph E. Smith, P. S. K., 
Charles H. Spaulding, P. S. K. 
ErastusJ. Starr, P. S. K., 
Harry G. Stockwell, D. G. K., 
Albert R. Streeter, 
Maurice J. Sullivan, 
Stephen P. Toole, 
Claude F. Walker. 
Arthur M. Whitcomb, 
Elias D. White, 







Newton Center, 

East Lexington, 









14 S. C. 

5 S. C. 

26 N. C. 

Mrs. Blair's. 

Mrs. Baker's. 

6S. C. 

16 S. C. 

16 S. C. 

5S. C. 

14 s. c. 

I N. C. 
3 S. C. 
23 N. C. 


(dIqss Poem, 

The wheels of time, through every clime, 

Are faster gaining speed, 
Our father's pace, to win the race, 

Would scarce fulfill the need. 

And thanks we raise, that our brief days. 

Come in this age auspicious, 
When men are free to do and be. 

And all things are propitious. 

I'o us, 'tis true, the road is new. 
Yet Seniors for years have passed. 

And, we are told, our "magenta and gold" 
Leads on a procession vast. 

We pass, to-day, beside the way, 

A milestone, — let us linger 
And look afar, towards that bright star. 

Where points the "Index" finger. 

Each man so true, of 'ninety-two. 

Let us not weary be. 
For, gath'ring strength, we'll reach at length 

What we in distance see. 

On yonder height, near out of sight, 
The "Castle Success" doth stand. 

With towers of gold, so fair to behold, 
Where lieth the "Happy Land." 



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Willard Weston Gay. 
John Byron Hull. 
Charles Henry Johnson. 
Oscar Vidal Barboza Lage. 
Howard Newton Legate. 
Frank Howard Henderson. 
Eugene Hugo Lenhert. 
Luiz Antonio Ferreira Tinoco. 
Lowell Manley. 
Joseph Harry Putnam. 
William Charles Duffield. 
John Edwin Gifford. 


Walter Cary Paige. 
Harvey Towle Shores. 
Francis Granger Stockbridge. 
Charles Augustus Goodrich. 
Harry James Harlow. 
John Hawks Kellogg. 
John Richards Perry. 
Fred Goff Bartlett. 
Charles Henry Barton. 
Frank Israel Parker. 
Dana Watkins Robbins. 
Louie Edward Goessmann. 
Griggs Stockwell. 




Q. T» V-. [?rabernibL|. 

— M'A#Y^V^'^ 

AN/[fdEpSV C^A^PT-Ep. 



Frank Luman Arnold. 
Henry John Field. 
James Edward Deuel. 
Cyrus Moses Hubbard. 
Frank Herbert Plumb. 
Homer Cady West. 
Alfred Tennyson Beals. 
Jewell Bennett Knight. 
Herbert Chester Davis. 
Walter Stephen Pember. 
Linus Hersey Bacon. 
Alvertus Jason Morse. 


Thaddeus Fayette Keith. 
Arthur Henry Sawyer. 
Walter Ira Boynton. 
Judson Leon Field. 
Richard Pope Lyman. 
George Everett Taylor. 
Milton Hubbard Williams. 
Carlton DeWitt Green. 
Joseph Baker. 

Alphonso Edward Melendy. 
Cotton Atwood Smith. 
Henry Judson Mann. 
Ira Charles Greene. 


igmQ [Aappa f?rQbernibL|. 


PI Cf^APT^Ep. 



Aldice Gould Eames. 
Elliot Rogers; 
Luther Williams Smith. 
Arthur Hardy Cutter. 
Ralph Elliot Smith. 
Erastus Jay Starr. 
Theodore Spaulding Bacon. 
Fred Ware Park. 

George Bartlett Willard. 
Francis Turner Harlow. 
David Pierce Harvey. 
Samuel Barnard Marvin. 
Charles Harrington Spauldins 
Ellvvood Garfield Babbitt. 
Edward Carleton Howard. 
Archie Howard Kirkland. 


(^ollege obal^espearian Glub. 




Walter Augustus Brown. 
Ephraim Porter Felt. 
Murray Ruggles. 
Edward Thornton Clark 
Henry Bennett Emerson. 
Charles Sumner Graham. 
Henry Disbrow Clark. 
Franklin Sherman Hoyt. 
Fred Andrew Smith. 
Edward Joseph Walker. 
Charles Frederic Johnson. 
Edwin Hammond Alderman. 
Edwin Loring Boardman. 
Frederic Lowell Greene. 

Malcolm Austin Carpenter. 
Louis Frederic Horner. 
Henry Merton Howard. 
Henry Everett Crane. 
William Fletcher. 
Henry Martin Thompson. 
George Frederic Curley. 
William Henry Ranney. 
Henry Franklin Staples. 
Ernest Alfred Hawkes. 
Charles Herbert Higgins. 
Louis Morton Barker. 
Henry Bond Learned. 
George Eli Smith. 


Young Mep s Shirisblap ^ssoGiablop* 


President, Harvey T. Shores; 

Vice-President, Willard W. Gay; 

Recording Secretary, E. A. Hawkes; 

Corresponding Secretary, E. T. Clark. 


Devotional Coimnittee: 
W. A. Brown, L. W. Smith, J. E. Bardin. 

MoT)%inatin^ Committee: 

L. J. Horner, J. B. Hull, J. B. Knight. 

Membership Cominittee: 

W. W. Gay, Wm. H. Ranney, Joseph Baker, 

R. P. Lvman, F. H. Henderson. 

Missionary Cotninittee, - . . - E. Porter Felt. 



Prof. George F. Mills, M. A., Teacher of Bible Class. 
Rev. Charles S. Walker, Ph. D. 

Willard W. Gay. 
Louis F, Horner. 
John B. Hull. 

Edward T. Clark. 
Walter S. Pember. 
C. A. Smith. 

Ernest A. Hawkes. 
John H. Kellogg. 
Joseph Baker. 

Edward J. Walker. 

A. H. Kirkland. 

W. C. Duffield. 

C. L. Brown. 

P. Smead. 

E. P. Felt. 

Walter A. Brown. 
Harvey T. Shores. 
Richard P. Lyman. 
L. W. Smith. 
Jewell B. Knight. 
F. H. Henderson. 
W. H. Ranney. 
Franklin S. Hoyt. 
F. L Parker. 
A. R. Streeter. 
C. C. Barton. 
E. D. White. 

E. H. Alderman. 


Frank L. Arnold. 
Murray Ruggles. 
H. E. Crane. 

Henry M. Thomson. 
H. B. Emerson. 
Geo. E. Taylor. 
Alfred T. Beals. 
Carlton D. Green. 
David P. Harvey. 
A. E. Melendy. 
H. W. Lewis. 
C. F. Walker. 
L. H. Bacon. 
R.;E. Smith. 
C. H. Higgins. 
Mr. Ono; 

Arthur H. Sawyer. 
Henry M. Howard. 
F. G. Stockbridge. 
William Fletcher. 
Charles S. Graham. 
Benjamin Sedgwick. 
Henry D. Clark. 
Henry F. Staples. 
Francis T. Harlow. 
T. S. Bacon. 
H. Putnam. 
E. J. Starr. 
D. R. Robins. 
L. J. Shepard. 
T. F. Keith. 


Wasi^ingbop ^r^ing Liherary ooGieby* 





Henry Merton Howard, 'gi. 
Henry Martin Thomson, '92. 
Alfonso Edward Melendy, '93. 
William Henry Ranney, '93. 
Murray Ruggles, '91. 
Francis Granger Stockbridge, '92. 
Fred Andrew Smith, '93. 


Walter A. Brown. 
E. Porter Felt. 
Murray Ruggles. 
Henry M. Thomson. 
Henry B. Emerson. 
Henry D. Clark. 
Ernest A. Hawkes. 
Franklin S. Hoyt. 
William H. Ranney. 
Luther W. Smith. 
Edwin L. Boardman. 
Fred W. Park. 
Charles L. Brown. 
Albert R. Streeter. 

Arthur C. Curtis. 
Malcolm A. Carpenter. 
Henry M. Howard. 
Richard P. Lyman. 
Francis G. Stockbridge. 
Francis T. Harlow. 
Frank H. Henderson. 
A. Edward Melendy. 
Fred A. Smith. 
Henry F. Staples. 
Edward J. Walker. 
Frederic L. Greene. 
John E. Gifford. 
William C. Duffield. 


l/'aradise Kosb. 

Assist, O lofty muse, that didst inspire 

The bards of old, when they the deeds of men 

Sought to portray: For this momentous theme 

Consummate skill requires — 

That, framed in language fitting, 

It a warning mute may stand 

To all, who on devising mischief seem intent. 

A second Eden was the place in mind, 

With naught to tempt to disobedience; 

Sure, Holyoke's lofty dome would frown. 

If, gazing down, it should behold 

Aught to displease the gods; nor chance is there 

For ignorance, since here if anywhere doth stand 

The tree of knowledge, which, unlike the tree of old, 

Is free to Adam's sons, as it was judged, forsooth. 

That knowledge, if possessed by them alone, 

Was safe and harmless. So, in the days long past, 

Tryptolemus, the need beholding, 

Grafted a choicer branch, which wide doth spread 

Its shade o'er all the field of science. 

Such the surroundings, such the dizzy heights 

Of moral atmosphere through which these fell. 

Baldus, the regal drummer, who at games of ball 

Had also won renown, was first found guilty, 

And for minor sins placed on probation; 


'Till, worst of all, from Warner's class he bolted, 

Carrying the itinocents in like shame enthralled. 

Then 'twas a trying hour, when all the powers supreme 

Sate in high conclave, until, as verdict final. 

They bade the culprit leave; and though his class entreated, 

'Twas in vain, — the edict had gone forth 

And naught could disannul it. 

This should suffice to quell all conduct baneful, 

But when the seeds of mischief are well strewn. 

Long is the process of extermination. 

This was proved true, when on the chapel walls 

Was found, "No Smoking." There were looks aghast! 

Such desecration! Who the deed would dare? 

Still, quiet did predominate. 

Until that well-remembered morn. 

When at the chapel door a mighty rush ensued. 

The Sophomore and the Fresh thought of naught else 

Save the stupendous onslaught. 

Ye who have ne'er beheld such human conflict 

Know nothing of its fury; e'en nature's wildest spasms 

Bear but a tame resemblance; volcanoes. 

Earthquakes, tidal waves, and cyclones 

Dwindle to insignificance before a rush terrific. 

'Twere vain to interpose; they still surged to and fro. 

Nor ceased till sheer exhaustion did compel. 

Then, after all was o'er, terror of retribution 

Struck to their vitals. What would transpire? 

They had not long to wait, for soon by high command 

Into the august presence they were ushered; 

The magnates stern, inexorable, with indignation incensed. 

Waited to pass judgment. 

As ]^&y-Stone in the rout, one was suspected, — 

A ready writer and a scholar apt, of his ability perhaps too well aware, - 

Yet he, the class historian, trembled among the guilty. 

Then Marulehead's handsome son, the Second Gregory, 


Who, unlike Skipper Ireson with heart of stone, 

Is much admired and loved by womankind, 

And Capt. Woodbrey, who for book-lore thirsted not. 

In military tactics deemed most skillful, — 

These three were all found wanting, when from the high tribunal 

They were dismissed. O mishap dire and dreadful! 

Full well they knew that justice's stern awarding 

Meant only banishment — that saddest blight 

That could befall; yet 'mid the dregs was found 

One sweet, alleviating: Comrades would not forsake, 

But for them crave a pardon. Once more they plead 

To have a fallen brother reinstated; 

But ears were closed and hearts became as adamant, 

The higher powers remained austere, inflexible, — 

7"/im- infant food was "Edwards on the Will." 

So these departed, and gates closed upon their heels. 

And, being quite shut out, they disappeared among the common herd; 

Woodbrey to the paternal roof himself betook. 

Stone in the nearest haven sought a shelter. 

While Gregory by the ordeal was so scorched and withered 

Naught but a tropic clime could he endure. 

So sped he to Columbia, S. A.; with prudent policy the rush foregoing. 

Within a government so new, he may receive appointment. 

But list ye once again! Poor "Slim" 's among the missing. 

He who could play "full back," a most tremendous kicker. 

The pride of the base ball ground, yet tripped he on chemistry. 

Tripped and fell headlong. 

Still Aggie stands unmoved, secure upon New England rock. 

And her surrounding mountains downward look. 

Bespeaking calm approval. And in the days to come, 

Among her sisters through our broad land scattered. 

May she stand first and foremost. 

|?1ib or Miss. 

'^Poiniini^ at tliosc faults of tiduc wJiicli are notorious. 

Deuel — "Just at that age, twixt boy and youth." 

Brown, '91 — "Like blushing maid, or blooming posy." 

Beals — -"I am 3 man more sinned against than sinning." 

Index Board — " 'Tis such a very serious thing 
To be a funny man." 

Streeter — "As short and dark as a mid-winter day." 

Lym.\n — "The Greeks could not conceive of anything being said without reason." 
"They never heard me talk." 

Plumb — "The enticing smile; the modest seeming eyes." 
Perry — "Beautiful as sweet, and young as beautiful." 

Sullivan — "A gentle, gracious boy, 

Full of all gentleness, of calmest hope, 
Of sweet and quiet joy." 

Toole — "An amusing cuss; distinguished athlete, and coacher for college foot ball; 
great kicker; born, 1879; has hard work to drag his carcass after him." 

Rogers — "I teach my lip its sweetest smile. 
My tongue its softest tone " 

(K)night — "You must wake and call me early." 

Prof. Fernald — "Let no one believe it because I say it, but he that flisbelieveth is an 

West— "Wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason." 

Staples — "Lord! what a beard thou hast got." 

Wells — "Tough, tough is L. E.; tough and de — lish sly." 

Kirkland — "Alas! alas! how this college is given to wii-kedness." 

Smith, F. A. — "And thou art long and lank and brown, 
As is the ribbed sea-sand." 

Lab(Tratory — "I counted two and seventy- stenches, 
All well defined, and several stinks." 


GoESSMANN — "I am Sir Oracle." 

Gav — "How various his employments, whom the world calls idle." 

'Ntnetv-thref. — "These things, we know, are neither rich nor dear, 
But wonder how in the world they got here." 

HmvARi), 'gi — "To hear him you'd believe an ass was practising recitative." 

Eames — " 'What shall I say? I know not.' 

As he knew not what to say, he swore." 

Juiixsox — "Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part. 
Do thou but thine." 

Park — "I left my character behind me." 

FREStr.MEN — "Alas! they were so young, so beautiful. 
So lovely, loving, helpless." 

Felt — "The words of his mouth are smoother than butter." 

Pemker — "Then he will talk; great gods, how he will talk!" 

Green, F. L. — "A little learning is a dangerous thing." 

Hri.i. — "I saw her at a country ball; 

She was our queen, our rose, our star; 

And then she danced — oh heavens, her dancing!" 

Hawks — "Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set." 

Horner — "Oh, what may man within him hide. 
Though angel on the outward side." 

Di'FFiELn — "They always talk who never think." 

Rannkv — "Are not great men the models of nations?" 

Walker, C. A. — "A chip of the old block." 

Magill — "There are braying men in this world as well as braying asses." 

Smeai) — "His very foot has music in it." 

Davis, 94 — "Another little private 
Mustered in 

The army of temptation 
And of sin." 

B,\KER — "I had rather be a dog and bay the moon, than such a (Ro)man." 

White — "The offspring of the gods, tho' born on earth." 

Wells — ''He was a man of unbounded stomach." 

GooDELL — "Body in one place, mind in another." 

BovNTON — "His modest, bashful nature, and pure innocence." 

Smith, L. W. — "Often the cock-loft is empty in those whom Nature has built many 
stories high." 

Learnki) — "He is never-ending; words, phrases overflow, are heaped up, overlap each 
other, and flow on, carrying the hearer along, deafened, stunned, half-drowned, unable to 
touch ground in the deluge." 



JuHN Bykun Hull. 

Ge()K(;1': E\'erkit Tavl(ik. 


Aliik.i-. Gom.ii Ea.mks, \ji. Eij.hh Riu;kks, \)2. 

J.HiN RiciLVKDs Pkkky, '(j3. Ika Charlls Gkkkn, '94. 


Tills Em IKK CoLlJ-iCK. 


Base Ball -AssoGiabion. 


Preside III. 
Louis Frederic Horner. 

Secretary- Treasurer. 
Henry Everett Crane. 

Walter Gary Paige, '91. George Bartlett Willard, '92. 

Joseph Baker, '93. Charles Henry Barton, '94. 

George Bartlett Willard. 

Cai'T. W. C. Paige, c. 

H. E. Crane, p. W. Fletcher, s. s. 

M. Ruggles, lb. A. C. McCloud, c. f. 

G. B. Willard, 2b. C. E. Bliss, r. f. 

J. B. Hull, 3b. D. W. Dickinson, 1. f. 

Substitutes: C. S. Nauss, G. M. Tyng. 



Capt. J. B. Hull, p. 

W. C. Paige, c. J. E. S. Phillips, s. s. 

M. Ruggles, lb. F. L. Arnold, 1. f. 

H. N. Legate, 2b. M. A. Carpenter, c. f. 

L. F. Horner, 3b. C A. Magill, r. f. 

SubstUiUcs : H. F. Tuttle, H. J. Field. 

Capt. G. B. Willard, 2b. 
W. Fletcher, p. H. B. Emerson, s. s. 

G. M. Tyng, c. J. L. Field, 1. f. 

H. E. Crane, ib. W. 1. Boynton, r. f. 

C. S. Nauss, 3b. R. P. Lyman, c. f. 

Substitutes: H. C. West, F. J. MacDonald. 

Capt. F. G. Bartlett, c. 
G. F. Curley, p. C. H. Parker, s. s. 

H. C. Davis, ib. J. Baker, 1. f. 

J. R. Perry, 2b. F. H. Henderson, c. f. 

F. A. Smith, 3b. C. A. Smith, r. f. 

Substitutes: E. H. Lehnert, C. A. Goodrich. 


Capt. E. J. Siarr, ib. , 

C. H. Barton, p. M. J. Sullivan, s. s. 

F. L Parker, c. A. H. Cutter, 1. f. 

L. E. Goessmann, 2b. S. P. Toole, c. f. 

E. T. Dickinson, 3b. L C. Green, r. f. 

Substitutes: R. E. Smith, D. W. Robbins. 


poob Ball ^ssoGiabion. 

President, John Byron Hull. 

Secretary-Treasurer, George Bartlett Willard. 

Walter Gary Paige, '91. Elliot Rogers, '92. 

John Richards Perry, '93. Frank Israel Parker, '94. 

Manager, Louis Frederic Horner. 

e©hL.E@E T-EaNI. 

Captain, J. B. Hull. 

Rush Line. 
M. A. Garpenter, E. Rogers, ends. H. E. Grane, H. M. Howard, tackles. 

M. Ruggles, G. S. Graham, guards. 
J. Baker, center. 

Quarter Back, G. B. Willard. Half Backs, E. J. Starr, J. B. Hull. 

Full Back, W. Fletcher. 

Substitutes, H. N. Legate, E. G. Howard, C. A. Magill. 



Captain, J. B. Hui.L. 

RiisJi Line. 

C. H. Johnson, M. A. Carpenter, ends. A. G. Eames, H. J. Field, tackles. 

M. Ruggles, W. A. Brown, guards. 

H. N. Legate, center. 

Quarter Back, C. A. Magill. Half Barks, W. C Paige, J. B. Hull. 

Full Back, L. F. Horner. 


Captain, G. B. Willard. 

Riisli Line. 

E. Rogers, R. P. Lyman, ends. E. T. Clark, J. L. Field, tackles 

G. E. Taylor, H. E. Crane, guards. 

C. S. Graham, center. 

Quarter Back, H. B. Emerson. Half Backs, H. C. West, G. B. Willard. 

Full Back, W. Fletcher. 


Captain, J. R. Perry. 

Rush Line. 

A. E. Melendy, G. F. Curley, ends. L. W. Smith, E. C. Howard, tackles. 

W. H. Ranney, F. H. Henderson, guards. 

J. Baker, center. 

Quarter Back, L. A. F. Tinoco. LLalf Backs, F. G. Bartlett, J. R. Perry. 

Full Back, H. C. Davis. 

Captain, E. J. Starr. 

Rusk LJiie. 

M. S. Sullivan, J. E. Gifford, ends. J. Austin, F. W. Park, tackles. 

I. C. Greene, E. L. Boardman, guards. 

R. E. Smith, center. 

Quarter Back, J. 11. Putnam. Half Backs, E. J. Starr, F. L Parker. 

Full Back, S. P. Toole. 



e n n I s 




President, Walter Gary Paige. 
Secretarv-Treasurer, Francis Granger Stockbridge. 

Glaude Albion Magill, '91. 
*David Pierce Harvey, '93. 



Richard Pope Lyman, '92 
Linus Hersev Bacon, '94. 

Elwood G. Babbitt. 
Henry B. Emerson. 
Willard W. Gay. 
Ira C. Green. 
John B. Hull. 
Henry B. Learned. 
Richard P Lyman. 
Walter C. Paige. 
Erastus J. Starr. 
Elliott Rogers. 
Ralph E. Smith. 
George B. Willard. 


Linus H. Bacon. 
William Fletcher. 
Louis E. Goessmann. 
Louis F. Horner. 
Cyrus M. Hubbard. 
Howard N. Legate. 
Claude A. Magill. 
Fred VV. Park. 
Francis G. Stockbridge. 
Luther W. Smith. 
Homer C. West. 
Milton H. Williams. 

College Champion, Claude Albion Magill. 





Capt. I. B. Hull, isi rush. G. B. Willard, 2d rush. 

VV. C. "Paige, half back. E. Rogers, center. 

C. S. Nauss, goal. 

ChAgg -TE.^NIS. 


Capt J. B. Hull, ist rush. . W. C. Paige, 2d rush. 

H. N. Legate, half back. L. F. Horner, center. 

M. Ruggles, goal. 


Capt. G. B. Willard, ist rush. W. Fletcher, 2d rush. 

H. B. Emerson, half back. E. Rogers, center. 

C. S. Nauss, goal. 


Capi. J. H. Gregory, ist rush. .1. R. Perry, 2d rush. 

F. H. Henderson, half back. H. C. Davis, center. 

E. H. Lenhert, goal. 


Capt. C. F. Walker, isl rush. E. D, White, 2d rush. 

C. F. Johnson, half back. J. E. Cook, center. 

P. .S. Sinead, goal. 


Tt^e p^abural fnlsborL] boGiebL] 

President, Harvey Tovvle Shores. 

]'ice-President, Henry Martin Thomson. 

Secretarv-Trcasiirer, Geor<fe Everett Taylor. 

Harvey T. Shores, Chairman. 
Fred A. Smith, Clerk. 
Willard W. Gay. 

Joseph Baker. 
Alfred T. Beals. 
Edward T. Clark. 
E. Porter Felt. 
Willard W. Gay. 
Ira C. Greene. 
Frank H. Henderson. 
Thaddeus T. Keith. 
Jewell B. Knight. 



E. Porter Felt. 
Ira C. Greene. 
Jewell B. Kni"ht. 

Richard P. Lyman. 
Henry J. Mann. 
A. Edward Melendy, 
Frank H. Plumb. 
Harvey T. Shores. 
Fred A. Smith. 
George E. Taylor. 
Henry M. Thomson. 
Homer C. West. 


PisGcitoricil boGiebLj. 


President, Dr. Charles S. Walker. 

Secre/arv-7'reasiirer, Claude Albion Magill. 
Insiructor, Frank H. Plumb. Chief Angler, Willard W. Gay. 

Bait Digger, Louie Ensign Wells. 

Mein/iers, mid Their Specialties. 

W. C. Paice — Fishing for a mustache. 

E. A. Hawkks — Fishing for an anti-lean remedy. 

W. W. Gay and L. F. H<;knkk — Fishing for Erin's daughters. 

E. RocERS — Fishing for a "mash." 

L. E. — Fishing for something to eat. 

C. H. JoH.NSON — Fishing for something to find fault with. 

H. N. Lec.-^TE — Fishing for onions. 

J. B. Knkjht — Fishing for clams. 

C. A. Magii.i. — Fishing for someone who will give him a cigarette. 

H. C. West — Fishing for the major's office next year. 

Dk. Walker — Fishing for old sermons and preaching them for new. 

O V. B. La(;e — Fishing for a sweetheart. Bites are scarce. 

F. H P[,u.MH— Fishing for an office. 

A. G. Fames— Fishing for some new puns. 


Arion C uart-ette. 

Burt Laws Hartwell, ist tenor. 
Harry Fessenden Tuttle, 2d tenor. 

Harry Disbrow Clark, ist bass. 
Herbert Ehvell Woodbury, 2d bass. 

C. H. Johnson, organist. 
L. W. Smith, ist tenor. 
E. A. Hawks, ist tenor. 
L. F. Horner, 2d tenor. 
T. S. Bacon, 2d tenor. 

Collede Choir. 

W. A. Brown, leader. 
H. D. Clark, ist bass. 
W. A. Brown, ist bass. 
F. H. Henderson, 2d bass. 
S. B. Marvin, 2d bass. 

N]. A. C. ^and. 

President, F. L. Arnold. ]lce-Presideni, H. C. West. 

Secretary-Treasurer, H. B. Emerson. Leader, J. H Putnam. 



F. L. Arnold. 
H. C. West. 

J. H. Putnam. 

A. M. Whitcomb. 
M. H. Williams. 

C. H. Higgins. 

C. M. Hubbard. 

F. O. Williams. William Fletcher. 

Baritone. E flat Tuba. 

E. H. Lehnert. S. B. Marvin. 

Bass Drinii aiicf Cv7ubals, H. B. Emerson. 

Drill?! . 
L. F. Horner. 

G. B. Willard. 

'Banjo Club. 

Elliott Rogers. 

Elias D. White. 

H. T. Shores. 


William Fletcher. 


Clark Cadets. 
Battalion Oj^ganization. 

Commandant and Instructor. 
1ST Lieut. Lester W. Corfish, 5th Cavalry, U. S. A. 

; Major. 

Murray Ruggles. 

Commissioned Staff. 

First Lieutenant and Adjutant, - - - - W. A. Brown. 

First Lieutenant and Quartermaster, - - - - W. VV. Gay. 

First Lieutenant and Fire Marshal, - - - L. F. Horner. 

Non- Coiiunissioned Staff. 
Sergeant-Major, - - - - - - H. E. Crane. 

Quartermaster Sergeant, - - - - E. B, Holland. 

Color Guard. 

Sergeant, - - - - R. H. Smith. 

CorporaL - - - - - R. P. Lyman. 

Corporal, - - - - J. L. Field. 

Corporal, - - - - - J. E. Deuel. 

Company A. 

Captain, C. A. Magill. 

First Lieutenant, H. T. Shores. 

Second Lieutenant, A. H. Sawyer. 
First Sergeant, E. T. Clark. 

Duty Sergeant, A. T. Beals. 

Corporal, H. B. Emerson. 



F. G. Barllell. 
J. E. Cook. 

G. F. Curley. 
W. C. Duffield. 
H. J. Fowler. 
J. S. Goodell. 
H. J. Harlow. 

F. H. Henderson. 
C. H. Higgins. 

T. F. Keith. 
J. B. Knight 
H. B. Learned. 
R. T. Pomeroy. 
W. E. Sanderson. 
B. Sedgwick. 
H. P. Smead. 
F. A. Smith. 
M. J. Sullivan. 

Compan\' H. 

Captain, W. C. Paige. 

First Lit' II tenant, H. M. Howard. 

Second Lieutenant, E. P. Fell. 
First Sergeant, F. G. Stockbridge. 

/)ntr Sergeant, W. I. Boynton. 

Corporal, C. S. Graham. 


J. Baker. 
C. H. Barton. 
C, L. Brown. 
A. J. Curtis. 
E. T. Dickinson. 
H. M. Fowler. 
C. A. Goodrich. 
I. C. Greene. 
L. E. Wells. 

A. E. Melendy. 
F. I. Parker. 
R. E. Smith. 
C. H. Spauldinj 
H. F. Staples. 
S. P. Toole. 
E. J. Walker. 
C. F. Walker. 
E. D. White. 

Company C 

Captain, H. N. Legate. 

First Lieutenant, J. B. Hull. 

Second Lieutenant, A. G. Eames. 
F'irst Sergeant, H. M. Thompson. 

Duty Sergeant, E. Rogers. 

Corporal, C. M. Hubbard. 



F. G. Averell. W. S. Pember. 

L. H. Bacon. D. W. Robbins. 

T. S. Bacon. C. A. Smith. 

L. M. Barker. G. E. Smith. 

E. L. Boardman. L. W. Smith. 

F. L. Greene. E. J. Starr. 

E. A. Hawlies. A. R. Streeter. 
C. P. Lounsbury. L. A. F. Tinoco. 

F. W. Park. L. J. Shepherd. 

Company "O. 

Captain, M. A. Carpenter. 

First Lieutenant, H. J. Field. 

Second Lieutenant, C. H.Johnson. 
First Sergeant, G. B. Willard. 

Duty Sergeant, G. E. Ta)'lor. 

Corporal, F. H. Plumb. 


J. Austin. A. H. Kirklaud. 

E. H. Alderman. H. W. Lewis. 
A. H. Cutter. S. B. Marvin. 
H. C. Davis. L. Manley. 

P. E. Davis. A. J. Morse. - 

J. E. Gifford. H. J. Mann. ' 

F. S. Hoyt. J. R. Perry. 

F. T. Harlow. H. G. Stockwell. 


orris "^^rurn Corps. 

Drum RLajor, Wm. H. Ranney. 
First Sergeant and Chief Musician, Wm. Fletcher. 

F. L. Arnold. E. C. Howard. 

J. H. Putnam. E. G. Babbitt. 

S/7are Drums. 
W. B. Fletcher. H. C. West. 

M. H. Williams. E. H. Lehnert. 

Bass Drum, H. D. Clark. Carrier, C. F. Johnson. 

Cymtmis, L. E. Goessmann. 


budenhs Ixeading I\ooiti -^ssoGiabiop. 

©FFICEpS ©F -T'l^E AgS©ClAT-I©J^. 


Ephraim Porter Felt. 


Henry Bennett Emerson. 


Henry Merton Howard, '91. Francis Granger Stockbridge, '92. 

Frank Howard Henderson, '93. Erastus Jason Morse, '94. 

JYewspapers and Periodicals. 


Boston Herald. Springfield Union. 

Boston Journal. Worcester Daily Spy. 

Boston Evening Transcript. Congressional Record. 
New York Tribune. 


Puck. Judge. 

Nation. Youth's Companion. 

Harper's Weekly. Leslie's Illustrated Weekly. 

Illustrated London News; Hampshire Gazette. 

Amherst Record. Gazette and Courier. 

Woman's Journal. Our Dumb Animals. 

Lowell Weekly Journal. Munsey's Weekly. 

Berkshire Courier. Clinton Courant. 


Harper's Magazine. 





North American Review. 
Scribner's Magazine. 

College Publications. 

Amherst Student. 
Yale Record. 

Harvard Daily Crimson. 
Williams' Weekly. 

Aggie Life. 


Rural New Yorker. 
New England Farmer. 
Massachusetts Ploughman. 
Farmer's Review. 
New England Homestead. 
Colorado Farmer. 

American Cultivator. 
American Agriculturist. 
American Garden. 
Breeders' Gazette. 
Grange Homes. 
Nebraska Farmer. 


New Church Messenger. 
Sunday School Times. 
Missionary Review of the World. 

Christian Register. 
Illustrated Christian Weekly. 
Missionary Herald. 
Missionary Echo. 



Gollege Ixeading l\oorp 


Popular Science Monthly. 

American Meteorological Journal. 

The Illustrated Journal of Agriculture. 

Scientific American. 

The Entomologist. 

Agricultural Science. 

The Louisiana Planter. 

Annals of Botany. 

American Chemical Journal. 

Journal of Practical Chemie. 

"Technological Quarterly. 

The Chemical News. 

The Cycle. 

Transactions of the Linnsean Society. 

Massachusetts Crop Report. 


La Pluie en Agriculture. 

Popular Science News. 

Files in Spanish America. 

Technical Education in Europe. 

Consular Reports of United States. 

The New York Horticultural Review. 

The Poultry Monthly. 

Monthl)' Weather Review. 

North American Farmer. 

The American Agriculturist. 

The Cultivator and Country Gentleman. 

The Bee Keeper's Magazine. 

Gleanings in Bee Culture. 

The Canadian Horticulturist. 

The American Bee Journal. 

The .Southern Cultivator. 

The Florist and Pomologist. 

American Veterinary Review. 

The Sheep Breeder and Wool Grower. 

An Introduction to Entomology. 

The Characeee of America. 

Journal of the Military Service Institution. 

Entomological News. 

Insect Life. 

Canadian Entomologist. 

The American Florist. 

Electrical Review. 

Entomologica Americana. 

Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of 

The Index. 

Political Science Quarterly. 

Journal of Physical Science. 

Contemporary Review. 


Revue Horticole. 

The Analyst. 


Trade and Transportation between the United 
States and Spanish America. 

Journal of Mycology. 

The Garden. 

Agricultural Gazette. 

Dictionary of Botany. 

Horticultural Art Journal. 

The Botanical Gazette. 

Canadian Bee Journal. 

Garden and Forest. 

The Agricultural Gazette. 

The Southern Planter. 

Popular Gardening. 

Live Stock Journal. 

Orchard and Garden. 

The Dairy World. 

The Gardener's Gazette. 

The History of Plants. 

Journal of Comparative Medicine and Veteri- 
nary Archives. 

Report of Fruit Committee from the Montreal 
Agricultural and Horticultural Society. 



'B©;c^po eF E©iv©ps. 

Editor in, Chief. 

Business Manager. 





Dy and Oy. 

Beals. young disciple sweet, 
Sits at old Prof. Warner's feet; 
He'll perhaps grow more discreet, 
By and By! 

Ranney has hard work to tote 
His dangling limbs and keep afloat; 
How we hope he'll clear his throat, 
By and By! 

Goessmann tries hard enough 
To be called a college tough; 
How we hope he'll get a bluff, 

By and By! 

Legate tries with all his might 

To make Lieut, think he does 'bout right; 

He may get a little more light, 

By and By! 

Sophmore Wells, a good sized pig. 
Too much pig for one so big; 
Perhaps he won't be such a prig. 

By and By! 

Paige tries hard to make a "mash," 
On the strength of that mustache; 
Don't we hope he'll get a dash. 

By and By? 

Tinoco, we surely can call wild — 
Rather wild for one so mild; 
Perhaps he won't be such a child, 
By and By! 


The iDenefibs o?i a Militciry Traininc]. 

Of what benefitis it to a young man who does not expect to enter miltary life, or make the 
study of arms a profession, to pass through a course of military training? This is a ques- 
tion that is often asked, and unless the matter is looked at in all its different phases, one that 
is hard to answer satisfactorily; yet looking at what is desired in the way of practical results 
from a college education, no other department has a more general and all pervading influ- 
ence on the after-life of a college student, than the military. 

In 1862, the National Government gave large grants of public lands to different state 
institutions, with various conditions attached, one of which was that a military department 
be instituted in the college benefited by the appropriation. It was seen that it would be 
of incalculable benefit to the Government to have a large body of young men sent out 
yearly from our institutions of learning, well educated and prepared to take the place of 
leaders among their fellow citizens, who had had a military training and consequently 
were fitted to take the positions of officers, in case this country should again be obliged to 
call upon its citizen soldiery 

During our late war the material for private soldiers was practically inexhaustible, but 
the scarcity of men fitted to become officers, able to instruct the men under their com- 
mand, and control them under the strict discipline made necessary by the war, was one of 
the causes which prolonged the rebellion to such an extent. The officers had to be edu- 
cated in their duties before they could successfully perform them, and this took a large 
amount of valuable time, when it could least be spared for such a purpose. The soldiers 
themselves recognized the lack of proper knowledge among their officers, and consequent- 
ly failed to feel that reliance in them that soldiers must in order that the best results may 
be attained by their efforts. If the necessity again arises tor the national Government to 
call for volunteers for its protection, the supply of men who can command companies, and 
fill the important places of subordinate officers intelligently and well, will be equal to the 
demand; this will be due to the present system of military instruction in our colleges. 
So much for the return which the Government expects to receive for its large outlay. 

Now of what practical benefit in every-day life as a private citizen is this branch to 
the student himself? 

First, the physical training is excellent. In our Agricultural Colleges where so many 
young men are using every moment that they can spare from their studies, to help support 


themselves during their college course, they are apt to forget that their health, in future 
vears, will be of more value to them than the money they can earn at present by too con- 
stant toil. If it was not for the military training, which straightens the back, and forces 
back the shoulders, thus giving the heart and lungs room to act and perform their func- 
tions properly in nourishing the body, they would leave college with the same mental edu- 
cation perhaps, but lacking the physical strength to put the knowledge they have worked 
for and gained to any practical use. Some few would get this physical training voluntari- 
ly, in the gymnasium, but the number would be small in comparison with the whole 
number benefitted by the compulsory attendance at military drill during certain hours 
during the week. 

But the physical benefit from the drill, is not all that the Military Department confers 
upon the Agricultural College graduates. In the senior year, just previous to passing out 
into the world to make their own place, which in this age every mari must do for himself, 
the students are placed in positions of more or less authority, where it is necessary for them 
to throw off the boyishness of younger years and put on the dignity of men. 

They learn while yet in college to so comport themselves as to demand the respect of 
those by whom they are surrounded, and, having obtained this, to become leaders among 
their fellows, and not followers. They learn also lessons of restraint, thus becoming able 
to control others, and when they leave college, and go out into active life, the desire to be- 
come leaders among their fellowmen, and not simply to follow in the beaten tracks of 
others, has already been implanted in their minds. 

Still other benefits are derived from a military training: Punctuality, promptness, 
respect to superiors, and also obedience to those under whom they may be placed. These 
are all valuable acquirements which have a high market value among business men. A 
young man possessed of them, will find it easier to obtain employment, and more lucrative 
positions will open to him, than to those lacking in these most essential qualities of a 
successful man. L- w. c. 


Personal lAefleobiops. 

Johnson, '91 — "Where is the museum?" 

CuRLEY — "What are grades — thoroughbreds?" 

Prof, Maynard — "Mr. Deuel, what can you say of Ladies Sweet?" * 

Mr. D "Rather acid." 

CowLES to Fowler— ''Hello, Bub." 

Fowler — "My name isn't Bub, it's Fowler." [Nevertheless, 'twas Bub thereafter.] 

Alderman, looking at the thermometer-house on campus — "Is that the target?" 

RuGGLES, hearing band in old chapel — "When I hear a band, I feel just like hugging a 

Lage — "Why don't this heifer have teeth on her upper jaw?" 
Prof. Warner — "Do you see through it now?" 
Freshman — "No." 
Prof. W — "Well, you will if you live long enough." 

Beals, drilling Freshmen, — "At the command about face do so" . 

Captain Co. B., to ist Sergeant — "It is not necessary to have them count fours, I shall 
march them over on end." 

Gay, at Fair, looking at dish washer — "What is this, an incubator?" 

Dr. Walker to Field '92 — "You're a daisy." 

Ranney — "Some men think the}' are bigger than others." 

Prof. Fernald to West, who is playing — "I shall have to get where I can watch the west 
end of the class." 

Beals wants to know if the M. A. C. boat crew practiced on Mt. Warner. 

Tyng 1st — "Say fellows, I have got a dandy quotation; I made it up." 

Perry to Rogers, — "We have got three dandy polo players in our class." 

Rogers — "Who are they?" 

Perry — Lehnert, Jim Gregory and - and - me. 


Prof. Fernald to '92 — "If you are troubled with insomnia just recite this lecture over. 
I am sure 3'ou will sleep." 

Prof. Brooks to Lyman — "Mr. Lyman, I wish you would ask sensible questions as far as 
you are able." 

Prof. Warner — "In 12,000 years, we shall have another polar star; I doubt if any of us 
live to see it." 

Crane, coaching on ist base at Trinity — "Line her out over the drill hall now!" 

Prof. Brooks — "I have seen in Japan, men, women and children with their pants rolled 

up catching fish!" {Laughter). 
Prof. B — "Perhaps you did not know that the women in Japan wear pants!" 

Claude Walker to Drum Corps, practicing back of North College — "Please move around 
to the other side, father is writing his sermon." Subject of next sermon,. Courtesy. 

Jem Gregory — "What did Dr. Walker preach about to-day?" 
B. Fletcher — "About an hour and a half." 

Magill, reciting in Physiology — "Woman [wormian] bones occur in some subjects." 
Prof. F — "You should not mix the sexes." 

Prof. Sammy — "What is the scientific name of the bean?" 

Goodrich — "I don't know." 

Prof. S — "What, don't you know beans?" 

Prof. Brooks — "What does the word legume signify?" 
Lage — '"Peas and beans." 

Prof. Fernald to '92 — "I have been happily disappointed in this class. You came with a 
bad reputation." 

Prof. Maynard — "A barbed wire fence is a barbarous thing." 

Horner, on a trip to Burlington, sees a lot of beehives; thinks it is a graveyard. 

DuFFiELD — "What kind of a leaf does a maiden tree have?" 

Dr. Walker — "Some men, after committing mora! suicide, have rope enough left to hang 

Crane — "Give that calf more rope." 
Dr. W — "What is that Mr. Crane?" [^Apphntse.'] 


Lieut. Htll — "You should move on a circle one-half the diameter of the company." 








By Rev. Chas. S. Walker, Ph. D., 

At 10.45 A. M. 


By Rev. A. H. Bradford, D. D., of Montclair, N. J., 

At 8 p. M. 

Walter S. Pember, 
Frank H. Henderson, 
David P. Harvey, 
Henry T. Staples, 

George E. Taylor, 
Edward T. Clark, 
Charles Tyng, 
Francis G. Stockbric 


At 8. p. M. 

The Rights of the Slave. 

The Minute Man of the Revolution. 

The Drunkard's Death. 

- The Death of Little Paul. 


The Corsican Was Not Content. 
- - - - The Unknown Speaker. 

The Madman, 
re, - Extract from Eulogy of Wendell Phillips. 



At 8.30 A. M. 

At 2 p. M. 


At 2.30 p. M. 


Military Drill, 

At 4 p. M. 

David Barry. 

Reading of Military Essays, 

At 5 p. M. 

Edgar Gregory. 

Walter E. Taft. 

From 8 to 10 p. m. 


David Barry, 
Charles Rowland Jones, 
Edgar Gregory, 
Henry Darwin Haskins, 
Henry Lincoln Russell, 
Frank Oliver Williams,- 
Walter Edward Taft, 
Jose Maria Herrero, 


At ID A. M. 

Our National Advancement. 

Room at the Top. 

Science in Agriculture. 

Progress in American Agriculture. 

Abuses of Taxation Dangerous to the Republic. 

The Foundation of All Riches. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni. 

T - A Question of the Day. 

Representative at Boston University. 
Jose Maria Herrero. 


G)Iqss Day ExerGises* 
M. A. C '90. 

The class of '90 introduced a new feature in the attractions of Commencement week, 
this year, by holding Class Day exercises, on Tuesday. 
The following was the order of exercises : 

1. PRAYER. .-...- Rev. Chaki.ks S. Walker. 

2. BREAKING OF THE GROUND. - - - President David Barkv. 


4. IVY ORATION. - - - - - - Jose Maria Herrero. 

5. IVY POEM. - - - -■ - - - Walter E. Takt. 

6. IVY SONG. ...... J Arthur N. Stowk. 


Class Song, College Yell, Class Yell, Alumni Yell. 

S. PRESENTATION OF GIFTS. ----- Fred W. Mussman. 


We meet here together an ivy to plant, 
Our hearts filled with gladness and joy; 

'Tis the last parting token of love and esteem 
.To "Aggie," which nought shall destroy. 


A wee slender plant, very fragile and slight, 

'Tis just in the morn of its life, 
A symbol of us, as we enter the world 

Prepared to engage in the strife. 

But yet there is hidden within its small stem 

The germ of an infinite size; 
While the fostering care of the sun and the rain 

Will soon cause its spread to the skies. 

Long life has the ivy in beauty to grow. 
As it clings to the chapel's gray wall, 

Long life be our hope for this score of young men. 
May we ne'er to ignominy fall. 

As this ivy grows greater from year unto year. 
Let us pray our success will increase. 

May -honor and glory await us until 
At length we are laid down in peace. 

IVY S©J^©. 

How dear to my heart are the scenes of old Aggie, 
And all the loved spots which my college days knew. 

Four years have passed by, bringing both work and pleasure. 
And now we must enter the world and be true. 

We plant with much pleasure the green twining ivy. 
Which binds all our hearts in union so strong. 


Let truth be our motto, and life everlasting 

Will be the reward of our glorious class. 
We'll remember the college in far distant future, 

And cherish our colors, the old gold and blue. 

O Aggie, fair Aggie, we'll love thee forever, 

And hope that your beauty with years will increase. 

Like a youth from his home, we must leave your sweet bowers. 
To return in the future and see you again. 

Our dear ivy vine each year will grow larger. 
Till soon it will form a monument grand. 

— Chorus. 


eiiASS 8©jM(s. 

As we gather round the drill hall, 

To sing our parting song, 
Happy memories rush upon us, one by one. 

'Tis from here we took the cannon 

And with them fed the sheep. 
While we all laughed at poor old Ninety-one. 


Hurrah for Ninety! our class so dear! 
How "Ching, Chang, Chong," our hearts will cheer. 

We will sing our parting song, 

As we gather in a throng, 
And we'll bid farewell to all our college days. 

Now to our chapel fine, let us sing a little line. 
How we took our freshman picture on the steps. 

How upon the black clock face. 

We saw 'Ninety's shining face. 
When we went to chapel one fine Sunday morn. 

— Chorus. 

From South College we must part. 

But it nearly breaks our heart. 
For 'tis here we find the fire marshal brave. 

In the tower tall and square, 

Joe and Castro live up there. 
And they manufacture weather at the top. 

- — Chorus. 

At North College's ancient shrine, 

We will sing our classic rhyme. 
As we bid farewell to Journald, Puck and Judge; 

For no longer Taft and Stone 

Up the iron stairs will go. 
Nor will Captain Dave his tactics study more. 

— Chorals. 

Now Old Chapel say good-bye, 

We must leave you with a sigh 
For the many happy times we crossed your door. 

We have parted from the lab. 

And Infinity and Tab, 
And John Sherman rings the brazen bell no more. 

— Chorus. 


7[)e Prize Gompapy 

During the first part of the fall term, 1889, the plan of forming a company to drill 
against Company K was advocated; soon 20 men were chosen and Company K challeng- 
ed for a prize drill, to take place Dec. loth, the prize to be a stand of colors. 

On the 18th of November, most of the company went to Springfield to see "The 
Peabody Guards" drill. After this the company drilled daily from one to two hours, also 
two evenings in College Hall, in preparation for the contest with Company K. On the 
night of the trial, Dec. loth, the company left the college about 630 o'clock, marching 
down town, preceded by the drum corps, which proved later in the evening to be a valu- 
able addition to the drill. The judges of the contest were Col. Clark, Lieut. Cornish and 
Rev. J. B. Drennan. Company A formed and reported to the judges at about 8.30 o'clock. 
The drilling of the company was very good. Of course some mistakes were made, it 
being the first public drill of the company. The loading and firing were especially fine. 

After a selection from the drum corps, Company K took the floor and performed the 
movements upon the schedule. Then followed a selection from the orchestra, after which 
the judges rendered their decision, which was unanimous in favor of Company A, and the 
flag was presented to Capt. Barry amid the applause of the audience and three cheers 
from Company K. After the companies were dismissed, preparations were made for the 
dance, which was very enjoyable. 

During the winter term, several companies were challenged but all declined except 
The Father Mathew Cadets of Pittsfield. Arrangements for a drill were nearly complet- 
ed, when about two weeks before it was to take place, they withdrew, much to the disgust 
of our company. 

Company A appeared at two other times in College Hall during the winter, once on 
Feb. 17th and again Feb. 21st. On the latter date, the company gave an exhibition and 
sabre drill, and also a prize drill in the manual, for the benefit of the Base Ball Associa- 
tion. The gold medal offered for the manual drilling was won by R. P. Lyman of the 
class of '92. 

Although this was the last exhibition drill that was given, yet Company A continu- 
ed intact until commencement. All who were members of the company look back on 
their experiences without regret for the extra time they gave to it, as well as with kind 
regard for Capt. Barry, who so faithfully trained them. 


^ Ne^ Version oP an Bid Song. 

( To be sung to the tune of The Mocking Bird.) 

I'm thinking now of Tabby, of Tabby, of Tabby, 

I'm thinking now of Tabby, 
For the thought of him is charming to me still. 

Many bolted recitations from the "labby," the "labby," the "labby, 

Many bolted recitations from the "labby," 
While Tabby's rocking cradle with a will. 


Listen to the lul-la-by, 

Listen to the lul-la-by, 
The lul-la-by he's singing to his heir. 

Listen to the lul-la-by, 

Listen to the lul-la-by, 
As the soothing notes are floated on the air. 

My thoughts are now of the "Lieut.," the "Lieut.," the "Lieut.," 

My thoughts are now of Lieutenant, 
And the bad old cigarettes he likes to smoke. 

His office is covered with soot, with soot, with soot, 

His office is covered with soot, 
And the smoke there is so thick 'twill make you choke. 


Come and take a smoke with me. 

Come and take a smoke with me, 
From strongest cigarettes there 'ere was made. 

Come and take a smoke with me, 

Come and take a smoke with me. 
For you know I'm well acquainted with the trade, 

'Tis of Fernald now I'm writing, I'm writing, I'm writing, 

'Tis of Fernald now I'm writing. 
And those queer old chestnut jokes he loves to make. 

He will make them while we're reciting, reciting, reciting. 

He will make them while we're reciting. 
As ihfiugh we needed them to keep awake. 


Listen to the jokes he cracks, 

Listen to the jokes he cracks, 
He's reading them from olT his note books. 

Listen to the jokes he cracks. 

Listen to the jokes he. cracks. 
Making them without a changing of his looks. 






"Only the sea intoning. 
Only the ■wainscot mouse, 
Only the •wild -wind moaning 
Over the lonely house." 

December 4. Election of '92 Index Board. 

10. Competitive drill between Co. A and Co. K. Co. A wins. 

12. '93 waits for a photographer and finally goes down town to look him up. 

13. Lieut, suspends the Sophomores. 

14. The Sophomores are reinstated. 
14. Prex carries ofT Co. A's flag to Washington to Alumni dinner without the 

company's leave. 

18. '91 's Index comes out. 

19. '91 burn their Mathematics. 

19. Parker goes home in uniform. 

20. College closes for the holidays. 



"Come, ye cold winds, at January's call. 
On ■whistling wings, and ■with "white flakes between 
The earth. 

January 8. Winter term begins. 

" lo. Lieut, to MacDonald (who is asking for an excuse on account of Grippe) 
"There is no no such disease as Grippe. Its nonsense. 

12. Lieut, has the Grippe, but does not wish it known. 

13. Prexy's horse runs away with Beals. 
13. 'g2 vs. '93, at polo. '92 wins. 

13. Plumb, '90, returns to college and enters '92. 

14. Kellogg gets lost and can't find his recitation room. 
18. (Notice on bulletin board): Wanted — To know who put the pig in Lyman's 

bed. Report to Lieut. Cornish or Faculty. 
18. Profs. Brooks and Walker play polo. 
ig. Tabby rides his safety up to college in a snow-storm. 
20. Grand Railroad Catastrophe: Tabby runs into Johnson; great smash-up; two 

spokes broken. 
23. Polo, '92 vs. '91; score, i to o. 
30. Day of Prayer for Colleges. 



Come when the rains 
Have glazed, the snow, and clothed the tree ^Ai'ith ice, 
While the slant sun of Fehraarj' pours 
Into the "bowers a flood of light. 

February 3. Prof. W-ll-ton peeks through the crack in the door to see who is yelling 

5. Work commenced removing the bed-room partitions in North College. 

7. Mac cuts J. Gregory's hair on a wager. 

9. Parker snores in church. 

16. Prof. Walker exchanges with Rev. Fairfield (East street). 

16. Howard puts on a new celluloid collar. 

24. Catalogues distributed. 

26. Freshmen of all classes hunt rats on the outside of North College. 



"Ah, HarchT ^^Ie knoisr thou art 
Kind-hearted, spite of ugly looks and threats, 
And, out of sight, art nursing April violetsl" 

March ii Lieut. Cornish goes to supper with Johnny Hull's girl. 

13. Organ pedals broken; no music in chapel. 

" 13. Snow-ball fight between North and South Colleges. Result, a tie. 

" 13. Choir strikes. 

" 19. '92 and '93 rush coming out of chapel. Result, suspension of two or three men. 

" 20. Prof. W rides home on his bicycle in several inches of snow. 

" 21. The class of '90 attends a post-mortem examination of live stock. 

" 26. '93 decides not to attend recitations. 

" 2S. Freshman class suspended. Mass meeting in old chapel. Winter term closed. 



"We -wait for thy coming, sweet wind, of the south, 
For the touch of thy light wings, the kiss of thy mouth.' 

April 7. 







Mass meeting in old chapel. 

College opens but no freshmen. 

Freshmen reinstated. 

'92 and '93 have a rush on the Botanic Walk. 

Wells gets his hair cut. 

Wells gets his head labelled. 

'92 cut peach seedlings. 

Base ball A. H. S. vs. '93. Score, 30-21. 

Dr. Walker preaches upon courtesy. We 

begin at home. 
Candidates for the Kendall Four announced. 

think courtesy, like charity, should 




"For thee the Graces lead the dancing hours, 
And nature's ready pencil paints the flowers." 

May 2. Annual inspection of the College by the Legislative Committee. 

5. Competitive speaking of Freshmen Kendall Ten. 

6. Competitive speaking of Sopomore Kendall Ten. 
g. Base ball '92 vs. '93. Score, 19 to 4. (Fresh:nen ball players go down town to 

wait until the Juniors get out of the lab.) 

10. Williston vs. Aggie at Aggie. Score, 13 to 12. 

14. Bardin gets rattled translating ''Le Diable." (First time he ever swore.) 

16. Aggie vs. Holyoke High School at Holyoke. Score, 3 to 2. 

16. '93 vs. Amherst High School. Score, 7 to 12. 

17. Aggie vs. Wilbraham at Aggie. Score, 12 to 7. 
19. Arnold gets starved out and goes to the Boarding Club. 

23. '92 vs. Amherst High School. Score, 7 to 6. 

24. '93 vs. Amherst High School. Score, 12 to 9. 
24. Trinity vs. Aggie at Hartford. Score, 7 to 5. 

30. Decoration Day. Battalion parades with G. A. R. 

31. Aggie vs. Williston at East Hampton. Score, 21 to 8. (The team set out for 
home in a shower of bricks.) 



"And -what is so rare as a day in June? 
Then, if ever, come perfect days; 
Then heaven tries the earth if it he- in tune, 
And over it softly her -ssrarm ear lays." 

June 5. Base ball, 'gi vs. '92. Score, 3 to i. 
" 6. Base ball, '91 vs. '93. Score, 12 to 6. 

7. Base ball, Aggie vs. Wesleyan. Score, 10 to 4. 
" 8. Tongue missing from the college bell. 
" 9. Senior vacation commences. 
" ID. Prof. Warner guards the cannon all night. 
" 13. Freshman Night. Very quiet. Cannons in the armory, and bell in charge of 

" 15. Baccalaureate sermon by Prof. Walker, Ph. D., at 10.45 a. m. Address before 

Y. M. C. A., by Rev. A. H. Bradford of Montclair, N. J., at 8.00 p. m. 
" if). Kendall prize speaking of Freshmen and Sophomore classes, at 8 00 p. m. 
" 17. Grinnell prize examination of senior class in agriculture, at 8.30 a. m. 
Trustees' meeting at 2.00 p. m. Alumni dinner at 2.30 p. m. 
Militarv drill at 4.00 p. m. Reading of military essays and presenting of 

military diplomas, at 5.00 p. m. 
President's reception at 8.00 p. m. 
" 18. Graduating exercises at 10.00 a. m. 
" 19. P^xamination of candidates for admission at Botanic Museum, at g.oci a. m. 



"Rest is sweet after strife." 

July 2-5. Kannon Wraket. 

Aug. 27. Gay goes to insectory to study (?) butterflies (without wings) and smells a chlo- 
roform bottle, thinking it to be cologne. Result — He goes to sleep and 
scares the butterflies. 


♦Professor of Dignity. 

Bv Wratz, Esq. 

On July second, in the morn, 

The hour was seven nearing, 
When on the grounds a stir was made 

By Canavan's appearing. 
In vain he asked the question o'er, 

"Has 'Lieut.' been here this morning? 
'Secure the guns with lock and key,' 

Was 'Lieut. 's' most solemn warning." 
But none could tell, so back he went, 

And later he was seen 
Among a little company 

Assembled on the green. 
The cannon must be moved that day, 

So men and oxen came, 
And in the talk one often heard 

Professor Cooley's* name; 
For he was there to help secure 

And place in safe retreat. 
The cannons under chapel walls 

And loyalty defeat. 
For patriotism found no room 

In "Lieut's" pretentious skull. 
Helped by Professor Canavan 

No Aggie man should gull. 
Three men from town each long dark night 

The cannons well should guard, 
To brave the loaded guns of these 

Would sure be very hard. 
The days and nights passed quietly; 

His scheme was working well 
E'en on the morning of the Fourth, 

Still nothing new befell; 
The day was safely ushered in. 

Those old Napoleon guns 
Had never seen such lonesome days 

For many, many suns. 
But hold! The evening darkens down 

And lights are burning low, 


While sentinels near the entrance way 

Are pacing to and fro. 
Anon a cannon's distant boom, 

A rocket leaps on high; 
But hark! there is another sound, 

A flash upon the eye. 
A rumble as of heavy load 

Being rolled across a floor, 
And a lantern dark, was seen to pass 

Near the old chapel door. 
"Is everything all ready, boys?" 

"All ready" 's the answer given. 
"Then let her go," and suddenly 

Silence with thunders riven. 
A crash, a crack and a rattle 

And thirty lights of glass 
Are scattered in broken fragments. 

Their career is ended, alas! 
For they have long been useful 

In keeping the outside air 
From being polluted with H2 S, 

And other sweet odors rare. 
Which are found in the vicinity 

Of — ahem — tri-colored cats, 
So who mourns more sincerely 

Than one by the name of Wratz. 
Echoes have scarcely died awa)' 

W^hen one hears the cannon wheeled 
Out from the building into the gloom 

By dusky figures concealed. 
The charges being well rammed home 

Set classic walls resounding 
As volleys came from the cannon's mouth 

The faculty's dreams confounding. 
Seven round charges fired fast, 

Each louder than before. 
Till, as at Jericho, the seventh 

Burst forth in a mighty roar. 

The scene is changed; this time appears 

Upon the chapel stairs, 
A gaping group with questioning look,. 


Wry clothes and tumbled hairs. 
A form is seen approaching, 

A low voice heard to say, 
"Help us to put the cannon back 

About the break of day." 
But subsequent events occurred 

Before the rise of sun, 
And work of putting back the guns 

By other hands was done. 

Again the scenes are shifted, 

This time Lieutenant goes 
A hurrying on towards "Prexy's" house, 

Sniffing for prey, his nose. 
How could they find who fired the guns; 

At last he made "Prexy" think 
That the very best way to do it 

Was to kick up a great big stink. 
To the dormitories he hastens. 

Of inmates having a list, 
But is surprised as he trots around 

To find that all is v/hist. 
But they surely must give greeting, 

And, rousing, one takes the lead, 
By saying with plucky ardor, 

"Get out, you old hay seed." 
But "Lieut." ne'er thought of going 

Till his errand he has done. 
The President wished a meeting, 

At the library, one by one. 
The interview was short and prompt, 

The questions put quite plain; 
But as for getting any news. 

These questions were in vain. 
Some really knew no news to tell. 

But others I have heard. 
Knew all too well, yet strove to be 

Quite honest in their word. 
So these stood bravely at the bar, 

Cross-questions did not rattle, 
Of fellow-students they would scorn 

To be the one to tattle. 


Still on the war-path "Lieut." did trot 

With Quarter-Master Gay, 
And interviewed Stowe, Clark H. D. 

And Ranney, so they say. 
He scarce could take his Sunday's rest, 

And soon as it would do, 
A victim of poor Ranney made, 

By second interview. 
If Ranney could be made to see, 

The matter in his light. 
And tell all that he knew to tell. 

It all could be made right. 
But no such glasses e'er would fit 

On Ranney's honest nose, 
And taking a decided stand, 
He sought to interpose: — 
"Suppose, while you were at West Point, 

Things were not going well. 
And you wereasked about it all. 

Do you think that you would tell?" 
"Indeed I would keep mum," said "Lieut. 

'But that's a different matter. 
West Point is not like Aggie, boy, 

And you are at the latter." 
So Ranney with unflinching zeal 

Stood firmly at his post, 
'Twere said if he had let it out 

All would have then been lost. 
But Monday passed and Tuesday came 

When rumors spread so swift. 
That dormitories soon would close. 

And all be sent adrift. 
If none would tell the secret. 

On Wednesday 'twould prove true 
They must seek other lodgings. 
The hours were growing few. 
But they had little trouble. 

And Wednesday there was seen 
A wagon-load of furniture. 
Behind a two-horse team. 
It seemed like going camping, 
A rollicking, jolly crowd. 


That went with colors flying 

And music playing loud. 
For "Wanderer's Home" they headed, 

On "Cannon Avenue," 
Where shelter could be had quite cheap 

With Aggie full in view. 
Back to his room Stowe thought to go 

For what he'd left behind him. 
But "Tabby" stood with furtive eye 

And of trespass, did remind him. 
Williams and Gay might stay, they said, 

And see that all was right 
About the old North College, 

And lock the doors at night. 
But this kind (?) ofifer was declined, 

A watchman the}' must hire. 
Insurance true must be kept up. 

So they jumped in the fire 
And got their fingers badly burned 

At the rate of two dollars a day; 
So really in the end 'twas proved 

Such scheming did not pay. 
And so they let the boys come back 

A week before their brothers. 
And Alma mater since has proved 

One of the best of mothers. 
And when the Aggie foot-ball team 

Beat Springfields in October, 
And home returning from the game — 

I tell the truth most sober. 
The old Napoleon guns were fired 

Each rickety twelve-pounder. 
And ne'er on Aggie's grounds was heard 

A greeting that was rounder: 
'Twas eighteen shots the guns belched forth. 

Each one a little louder; 
But what made victory more complete, 

Lieutenant furnished powder. 

[Found under the temple stairs in west entrance, in- a miscellaneous contribution from Wratz's waste basket.] 






"The forest, dressed witli crimson crest, 
In pride and splendor to vie 
With golden gleams and ruby heams, 
Upon the gorgeous sunset sky." 

September 2. Examinations for admission. 

' 3. Fall term begins. Harvey puts the Freshmen to bed at nine o'clock. 

' 4. Fletcher inquires, "How long before the iNDiiX comes out?" 

' II. '92 buds peach trees. 

' 12. '93 and '94 rush, coming out of chapel; victors, Profs. W-n-r and M-lls. 

' 15. '93 and '94 rush. 

' 18. Holiday, to attend Hampshire County Fair. 

' 19. Y. M. C. A. reception to the Freshman class at Dr. Walker's. 

' 20. Sammie watches grapes. 

' 23. Sophomores have a "field day." '94 steals a march on them in the evening. 

' 26. Harvey died. 

' 27. Foot-ball; Trinity vs. Aggie; 30 to o. 

' 28. Funeral of David P. Harvey at his home in Tinvnsend Harbor. 



The spring-time longings are past and gone, 
The passions of summer no longer are known. 
The harvest is gathered and Autumn stands 
Serenely' thoughtful, with folded hands. 

October i. 






Aggie Life published. '91 starts for West Point. 

'92 bolts Sammie. 

Military companies formed. 

Gay, has company in his room; twenty fellows accidentally call; Gay gets huffy, 

-Springfield vs. Aggie; 14 to 10. 

Natural History Society organized. 

U. V. M. vs. Aggie; 16 to 12. 

Babbitt, Lewis, Howard (E. C.) and Smead join the Owl Club. 



The wild KoYemlDer comes at last, 
Beneath, a vail of rain; 
The night -wind hlows its folds aside, 
Her lace is full of pain. 

November 4. Foot-ball, '93 vs. '94; score, 12 to 12. 

" II. Aggie, '94, vs. Amherst, '94; score, 18 too. 

" 18. Aggie, '94, vs. A. H. S.; score, 64 to 4. 

" 26. Sm — d, reading Aggie Life — "Who are the 'tax fiends'?" A -"Those 

who come around collecting taxes." Sm — d — "They don't collect taxes 
here, do they?" A "Yes." Sm — d — "What! poll taxes?" 

" 26. Term closed for Thanksgiving recess. 



The saying that "people eat more than is for their best good," does not find its truism 
verified at Aggie. Why? you may ask. I will answer by asking another question: Why 
is it that hens do not have the teeth-ache? Unless one patronizes the baker's cart it is impossi- 
ble to escape the gnawings of the pangs of hunger between meals. Slufi there is, stuff, but — 
such stuff! And then Sunday — only two meals upon which to digest those deep and broad 
sermons, which take the strongest and most intellectual men to assimilate. In the words of 
the psalmist, I would cry out, "O, Absalom, myson;Omyson, Absalom; if ever thou comes t 
to the land of Aggie, bringthy Sunday food with thee; for the anguish of the supperless Sun- 
day nights, eked out by dry crackers and Frank Wood's mince pies, is unbearable, O my son." 
In looking over the class rolls, I find many among the number missing, and seem to hear 
some one say, "starved, starved!" Now, let us look at the athletic teams: between the 
lines of the score books I read, "starved, starved!" Freshmen, take heed to this warning, 
engage board with the Plumb West Club, and gel the benefit of a fast set, big board bill 
and improved health. Of the other houses, Freshies, beware; they are a choice between 


Poodle-colored Pelham. Pig-tail. 

Baked Horned-Pout, Stuffed. Fried Fish Liver — Whale. 

Army Mule and Cabbage. Cat with Dumplings. 

Pork a la Fat. Beef a la Bones. 


Scorzonera. Mushroom Dipped in Vinegar. 

Sea-Kale (Crambe Maritima). Basil a la Smell. 


Blair's Dynamite Mustard. Kellogg's Tomato Catsup, odour desagr^able. 

Cowles' Mixed Pickles — K-t & C-r.f Gilbert's Salad Dressing.** 
Plum Sauce — Stoneless. 

Pastry and Desert. 

Wind Pudding. Split Tooth-Picks and Cream. 

Squash Pie a la Crust. Wine Jelly Dressed with Flies. 

Fruit and Nuts. 
Almonds a la Shells. Chestnuts a la Worms. 


Coffee.:}: Grapes.' Tea.§ 

[No flirting with the waiters allowed.] 

*Size of marbles. tVerj' sour. 

**Sure death. ^Ground leather scraps boiled. 

§Hemlock leaves soaked in Pelham. 


enior f\ppoinbmenbsi 


ebAg|5 ^43AY 

Class Orator, 
Ivy Orator, 
Ivy Poet, 
Campus Orator, 
Campus Poet, 
Pipe Orator, 
Pipe Custodian, 

- Walter Augustus Brown. 

Henry John Field. 

Howard Newton Legate. 

Walter Cary Paige. 

WiLLARD Weston Gay. 

Aldice Goulu Eames. 

Malcolm Austin Carpenter. 

ebAgS gUlPPEp. 

Toast Master, 






Prophet's Prophet, 

Harvey Towle Shores. 

Walter Augustus Brown. 

Aldice, Gould Eames. 

Ephraim Porter Felt. 

Charles Henry Johnson. 

Claude Albion Magill. 

Murray Ruggles. 


jnonor Mep. 

Grinnell Agricultzvral Prizes. 
George B. Simonds, ist. John Samuel Loring, 2d. 

Hill's Botanical Prizes. 

Edgar Gregory, ist. Truman Page Felton, 2d. 

Prize for Collection of Woods. 
Arthur Nelson Stovve. 

Competitive DjvU . Gold Medal. 

Richard Pope Lyman. 

Kendall Oratory Prizes. 

Edward T. Clark. George E. Taylor. 

Henry B. Emerson. Charles Tyng. 

Edward B. Holland. George B. Willard. 

Robert H. Smith. Judson L. Field. 

Francis G. Stockbridge. Elliot Rogers. 

Charles Tyng, ist prize. Edward Thornton Clark, 

George Everett Taylor, 2d prize. Francis Granger Stockbridge, 


Henry D. Clark. 
Charles A. Goodrich. 
Harry James Harlow. 
David Pitrce Harvey. 
Frank H. Henderson. 



Alphonso E. Melendy. 
Walter S. Pember. 
John Richards Perry. 
Luther W. Smith. 
Henry F. Staples. 


Walter Stephen Pember, ist prize. Frank Howard Henderson. 

David Pierce Harvey, 2d prize. 

Henry Franklin Staples. 

Prizes for Sophomore Experiinental Plots. 

Walter A. Brown, ist prize. 

Henry J. Field, 2d prize. 

E. Porter Felt, 3d prize. 

Senior Prize Essay. 

Henrv J. Field. 




— Ar\4#fVv^ 

Hail, wedded love; mysterious law; true source 
Of human offspring. 

John Mitchell Benedict, M. D.. '74, to Miss Jennie Elizabeth Blateesley, Oct. 2d, 1890, 
at Waterbury, Conn. 

James Roswell Blair, '89, to Miss Hattie T. Buxton, at Peabody, Mass., Oct. 14th, 1890. 

Samuel Chester Damon, '82, to Miss Elizabeth Taylor Willard, at Wilmington, N. C, 
Dec. nth, 1890. / 

Truman P. Felton, '90, to Miss Mary L. VVhitcomb, at Marlborough, Mass., June 24th, 

Albert I. Haward, '88, to Mrs. Jennie S. Ashley, at Ashby, Mass., July loth, 1890. 

Walter H. Merritt, '87. to Miss Mabel A. Lovett, of Ware, Mass., Nov. 12, 1890. 


In Jflem©Fiam. 


Whereas, It has pleased God in his infinite wisdom to remove from our midst our 
beloved friend and classmate, David P. Harvey, and 

WJiereas, We recognize in him one who, as a student, was esteemed and respected b} 
all. His buoyant spirit and cheerful countenance ever commanded our admiration. 
Therefore be it 

Resolved, That we mourn his loss, and that we extend our heart-felt sympathy to his 
bereaved parents in their affliction; and be it further 

Resolved, That a cop)' of these resolutions be sent to his parents, and also be published 
in Aggie Life. 

W. S. Pember, ) ^ 

J. Baker, .Committee 

B. Sedgwick, ) ^^"^ 93- 

Whereas, It has pleased our all-wise Father to remove from our earthly sight our 
friend and brother, David Pierce H..vr\"EV, beloved by us all, we bow and submit. But 
be it 

Resolved, That his helpful word and cheering smile will ever be remembered in the 
fraternity that he loved; and be it further 

Resolved, That we, the Pi chapter of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, do extend a 
sympathizing hand to the bereaved parents, mourning with them in their grief; and be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the parents of the deceased, a 
copy placed on the fraternity records, and also published in the college publication. 

Aldace G. Eames, ) Committee 
Geo. B. Willard, ,- for the 
L. W. Smith, ) Society. 

Youth and the opening rose 

May look like things too glorious for decay, 
And smile at thee — but thou art not of those 

That wait the ripened bloom to seize their prey. 

Leaves have their time to fall. 

And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath, 
And stars to set — but all. 

Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death! 






Why should the Freshman class open a class boarding-house ? 

Because they have plenty of Bacon, Greens and Robbins, to say nothing of a Cook 
and a Cutter, besides all of the necessary Tooles. 

Why did the Sophs let the Freshmen take their rope? 
Because the Star(r)-light dazzled them. 

What article of trade does C. A. Smith resemble when playing ball? 

Why couldn't Green find the brandy bottle ? 
Because it was in the (K)night. 

When will '93 win a class game? 
Give it up. 

Why doesn't White get his hair cut but once a year ? 
Waiting for a rise in the wool market. 

Why is it that secret society men are constantly asking for butter at the table? 
Because they have the "butt-er" on the brain. 

Why does '93 call Willard the father of the Freshman class? 
As an excuse to cover up their ('93's) defeats. 

Why did Gay's squirrel drown himself after chewing up an Amherst Record? 
Because he needed water — one of Dr. W 's sermons was in that issue. 


Le Pebib Enf^anb. 

'Tvvas in the month of August 
As you all do doubtless know, 
There was born a babe to Tabby — 
Not so very long ago. 

'Twas a very pretty baby, 
But its cries annoyed him so 
That he rocked the boy to slumber- 
Not so very long ago. 

And the weary nights of watching 
As the lad began to grow 
Made old Tabby's whiskers scarcer- 
Not so very long ago. 


obes ^rom bbe llibrary. 

The library of the college was first catalogued and made available to the students in 
the latter part of 1884. At that time there was a movement among the alumni looking to 
the raising of $10,000 as an endowment for its maintenance. The trustees, following the 
popular movement, voted that whatever could be secured from former students, who had 
gone away indebted to the college, should be devoted to this purpose. With the first hun- 
dred dollars obtained from this source, the work was started, and the impulse once given 
has never stopped, but gone on, spreading and widening, down to the present time. The 
entire amount has now been subscribed, and a little over $7000 paid in and placed at inter- 
est. Of this sum the alumni subscribed about $2500, besides contributing $1000 for the 
immediate wants of the library. When the maximum of ten thousand dollars has been 
secured, Herbert L. Carruth, of the class of 1875, agrees to give in books annually for ten 
years the interest of one thousand dollars at ten per cent. The Washington Irving Society, 
seeing the advantage of having all books classified alike, donated several hundred works, 
and with these and a nucleus already on hand, obtained by gift and purchase, the library 
was opened with 2703 volumes on its shelves. It has nearly quadrupled in size since that 
time, now numbering 9900, distributed in the different departinents as follows: 

Agriculture, . . . . 702 Titles, 2290 Volumes. 


Domestic Animals, 

Veterinary, - - - 

The Dairy, . . - 

Agriculture, - - - ■ 

Botany, . . . - 


Chemistry, . . - 

Electricity, Heat, Light, Sound, &c., 94 

Biography, . . . 

History, . . _ . 

Political Economy, 

It is to be expected that the departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, and their allied 
branches would be the strongest, but the others have not been neglected. Still, Chemis- 
try greatly needs strengthening; Geology is sadly weak, while Mechanics and Physics 
have the merest apology of a representation. As the income increases, each department 
will be strengthened and every effort will be made to bring up the library to what it is in- 
tended it should be, a good, practical working library. 


- 176 " 


226 " 


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:.. 94 • " 


121 " 


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III " 


Among its treasures are "Heibner's Schmetterlinge," a complete set of which cannot 
be found in any other library in the country; an excellent black letter edition of the "Boks 
of Husbandrie," by Fitzherbert, the earliest writer in English on Agriculture, bearing the 
date of 1592; a quaint little work, entitled, "A Discourse Concerning the Vegetation of 
Plants, Spoken by Sir Kenelrne Digby, at Gresham College, on the 23rd day of January, 
1660;" a work in French on Japan, ver}^ finely illustrated, 1680; "Masters Teratology," 
growing scarcer every year; besides complete sets of many of the leading periodicals. 

Five volumes of Memorabilia, presented by Dr. Edward Hitchcock, are of special in- 
terest to the alumni. They are practically a history of the college, for there will be found 
a set of the Register and the Cycle, and bound up together: programs, class-day exercises, 
term schedules, catalogues. Indexes, poems, class histories — in fact, everything to delight 
the soul of one trying to transport himself into the past life of the college. 


T[)e oroWniesi 


Come listen now and you shall hear 

Of all the Brownies, quaint and queer, 

The place and mystery of their birth, 

And their adventures round the earth. 

First they start, with noble mind. 

Away to Aggie on missions kind; 

On walks, and walls, and fences high, 

They paint figures to catch the eye. 

That people passing might perceive, 

In classes 'ninety-one and four they'd leave. 

Now to the cannons that must play a part, 

Thus on the campus they get their start. 

Then towards the old farm-house nigh. 

For all their tools swiftly they fly. 

Then a cannon they try to spike. 

So the Freshmen can't use it Freshman Night; 

But the vent is large, and the spike is small. 

And as they try it, it slips from reach of all. 

Just then the Freshmen appear on the scene. 

And before it's known, the fountain basin's seen. 

Well, so much for all that. 
For after this little spat. 
Two years roll peacefully by, 
Without trouble that anyone can spy; 
But at the beginning of the fourth. 
Other Brownies appear on Aggie's earth. 
Fresh from the town of Feeding Hills, 
And as green as newly medicated pills; 
Unused to things like the Temple, 
They tr}' to wash their hands in the urinal. 

Well let us not think of faults of this kind. 
But hope they'll improves in body and mind. 
And in the years that may come to pass. 
Let them not think everyone is a jackass; 
Arjd while they smile or praise bestow. 
And wonder whence ideas flow, 
The fact should still be kept in mind 
That people of the knowing kind 
Will heed the hints or lessons laid 
In rhymes and pictures thus displayed. 


preshiman Nigi^b. 

It is customary for the Freshmen to celebrate the last Friday night of every college 
3'ear with a class supper and other jollifications; so it was with '93, when Freshmen, but 
everything seemed to work against them. Lieut, and Prex. considered them rather a reck- 
less class and refused them the use of the $20,000 cannon. To overcome this discourage- 
ment, they set to work loading shells for the rifles, and as things seemed to run very 
smoothly, they at last became a little reckless, and one day those horrid Sophomores stole 
all their cartridges; then, deeming them too little experienced in the use of fire-arms, they 
took nearly all their guns, leaving about a dozen in the hands of the steadiest men. 

At last the bell rang, announcing that all examinations were over, and a few Sopho- 
mores hastened to guard the bell, getting ahead of the Freshmen and fastening the door 
behind them. Now the Freshmen, finding that they were beaten, spiked the door, but this 
inconvenienced no one, for pretty soon a Soph, wishing to come down, was let down on 
the bell rope. The Freshmen, seeing this, got hold of the rope, pulled it down pnd cut it 
into pieces; but you may now see all these pieces adorning '92's rooms. 

About 9 o'clock, the Freshmen repaired to the Amherst House to a supper, but as they 
had no printed menu (on account of expense), we cannot say what they had, except the ice- 
cream, which they brought up to the Juniors. 

After the Juniors' supper, the bonfire was next on the programme, and we can say it 
was a good one, as the farm furnished the material and teams to draw it with, free. 

About 2 o'clock, A. M., some Freshmen of '91 tried to reach the bell, but after a desper- 
ate effort, they succeeded in getting themselves caught in the P. S. K.'s g3'm. 

Thus ended Freshman Night, and we agree with what Prof. Maynard said to a Junior, 
next mr)rning: "You had a very quiet night, last night, not disturbing me once." 


Bibs [?rom Lieubenanbs Wasbe Dasl^ebi 

Amherst, Mass., April , 1890. 

Lieut. Co7-nish: 

Please excuse me from drill yesterday. I cut myself in shaving before drill, and it 
did not stop bleeding for fifteen minutes. Respectfully submitted, 

A. G. Eames. 

Amherst, Mass., May , 1890. 

Lietit. Cornish: 

Please excuse me from drill to-day. Last night I walked from Northampton to Flor- 
ence in patent leather shoes. Yours respectfully, 

C. A. Magill. 

Lieut. Cornish: 

Unable to attend drill, on account of a previous engagement. 

Yours respectfully, 

Lieut. Cornish: 

Please excuse me from drill to-day, as I have the toothache. 

Yours truly. 

Lieut. Cornish: 

Please excuse me from drill yesterday, as I was detained down town. 

Yours respectfully, 

C. Tyng. 



Lieut. Cornish: 

I forgot all about drill yesterday, so went down town without thinking. Please excuse. 
I won't let it happen again. Yours respectfully, 

K . 


Bbudenbs ^d^erbising Pages. 

What's in a name?' 

H. N. LEGATE, Agent for those celebrated Sunderland onions. 

C. A. MAGILL, Dealer and worker in all kinds of brass. 

A CARD. — CUTTER begs to announce to the public that he has refitted his barber's shop, 
in No. ID Northwest street, and now solicits a share of your patronage. 

Carpentering work promptly and neatly done. Work on tall buildings a specialty. HOR- 
NER & CO., No. 28 North street. 

Greens, fresh from Shrewsbury every day, at CURLEY'S market, No. 6 Northeast street. 

SITUATION WANTED, by a Cook and Baker. Address the janitor. 

Restaurant, at No. 25 North avenue. Open (K)nights. Frog's hind legs furnished when 
ordered. CARL GREEN, Proprietor. 

TWO LARGE FIELDS, in Leverett, for sale. The first has been in cultivation some time; 
soil shallow; crops grown upon it rather weak. The second is newer land; soil strong 
and retentive; suitable for growth of Grinnell Prize crops. 

RANNEY & SMITH, Dealers in students' second-hand furniture. We buy on tick, there- 
fore we must sell for cash. Slop-pails, one hole in bottom, loc; two holes, 15c. Chairs 
(bottomless), $2 to $5, according to condition ot legs. Call and examine our stock. 

114 . 

FOR SALE — Birds of all ages, from those just hatched to fully fledged three-year-olds, of 
the principal species of Cranes, Hawk(e)s and Rob(b)ins. Can be seen at the Robbins' 
nest, up among the Star(r)s of South College, unless previously molested by the Tabby 

The celebrated LYMAN'S BACON is used at Wanderer's Home. 

WANTED— Another Shepherd for Mrs. Blair's flock. 

TO LET — -The services of a Pa(i)ge, at No. 8 South avenue. 

H. M. THOMSON, of the Plant House, deals in the most important Slaples of M. A. C. 

TAI( K.)LORING done, at the Tower. All orders should be left with Beals, '92. 

NOTICE TO PRE SH M EN .—To make room for winter goods, I will sell my entire stock 
of cribs cheap. They comprise all the studies of Freshman, Sophomore and Junior 
years. Terms cash. Reduction on large orders. E. P. FELT, at the Buggery. 

DOG FOR SALE — A good Barker. Inquire of Sanderson, 26 North street. 

STREETER, No. i North avenue. First-class cobbler and shoemaker. 

SITUATION WANTED. — A middle aged single man would like a position as sawyer; has 
had 25 years experience; present job expires June 18, 1891. Address Arthur Henry. 

FOR SALE — -A second-hand Crane; only been used two years to raise the score of the 
base-ball team; a little loose in the joints, otherwise as good as new. Can be seen at 
No. 9 North College. 


Tbe Mass. jA^ g I Sollege 6lub> 

©F ,\TBW Y©p{<. 

FOUNDED DEC. 10, 1886. INCORPORATED MAY 21, 1890. 


President, Sanford D. Foot, '78. 

ist Vice President, Frank G. Urner, '77. 

2nd Vice President, Asa W. Dickinson, '74. 

Secretary-Treasurer, Alfred W. Lublin, '84. 
Choragiis, Joseph E. Root, '76. 

Executive Committee. 

Sanford D. Foot, Asa W. Dickinson, Alfred W. Lublin. 

Frank G. Urner, Joseph E. Root. 


Sanford D. Foot, '78. Frank G. Urner, '77. 

Asa \V. Dickinson, '74. Alfred W. Lublin, '84. 

Joseph E. Root, '76. Samuel C. Thompson, '72. 

Joseph F. Barrett, '75. John A. Cutter, '82. 






Andrew L. Bassett. 


William P. Bernie. 


William H. Bovvker. 


George C. Woolson. 


William E. Bullard. 


Frederick W. Morris. 


Frederick M. Somers. 


Samuel C. Thompson. 


James H. Webb. 


Frank E. Adams. 


John M. Benedict. 


Asa W. Dickinson. 


William H. Doubleday. 


Edgar H. Libby. 


William Lyman. 


Joseph F. Barrett. 


John A. Barri. 


Henry S. Jackson. 


Willis W. Gary. 


Charles H. Phelps. 


Joseph E. Root. 


Gharles H. .Southworth. 


Frank G. Urner. 
Sanford D. Foot. 
Henry G. K. Heath. 
Henry F. Hubbard. 
Charles E. Lyman. 
Frederick Tuckerman. 
Edgar D. Chittenden. 
Alvan S. Fowler. 
Charles S. Flint. 
Charles E. Beach. 
John A. Cutter. 
Samuel J. Holmes. 
Harry K. Chase. 
Herbert Myrick. 
John C. Piatt. 
James S. Williams. 
Alfred A. Hevia. 
Alfred W. Lublin. 
George H. Barber. 
Hezekiah Howell. 
Benoni Tekirion. 
George G. Woodhull. 


Pres. H. H. Goodell. 
Prof. Levi Stockbridge. 
Prof. H. W. Parker. 
Prof. C. L. Harrington. 

Prof. H. A. Alvord. 

Prof. W. P. Brooks. 

Lieut. C. A. L. Totten, U. S. A. 

Capt. Chas. Morris, U. S. A. 


Tl;e M 


. J\" 


g G I VDOiiege 


ORGANIZED DEC. 9, 1885. 


President, Dr. Austin Peters, 'Si. Secrdta>y-Treasurer, Dr. Madison Bunker, '75. 

Executive Committee. 

Charles L. Flint, 'Si. Fred H. Fowler, 'S7. William C. Parker, LL.B., '80. 


George W. Alger. 
Organ H. Ateshian, '86. 
Winfield Ayers, 'S6. 
William H. Barstow. 

E. L. Bass. 

John Bellamy, '76. 

Charles E. Blunt. 

Charles A. Bowman, '81. 

Everett B. Bragg, 75. 

Prof. William P. Brooks, '75. 

H. B. Brown. 

William H. Caldwell, '87. 

Herbert S. Carruth, 72. 

Charles T. Clark. 

D. C. W. Connel. 

F. C. Cowles. 
George W. Cutler. 

Dr. John A. Cutler, '82. 
Franklin W. Davis, '89. 
John F. Dickinson. 
George R. Dodge, '89. 
Edwin W. Dwight. 

Frederick C. Allen. 

William H. Atkins, '86, 

Dr. David E. Baker, '78. 

Charles H. Barker. 

Charles E. Beach, '82. 

William P. Birnie, '71. 

Harry Bond. 

William H. Bowker, '71. 

W. C. Brooks. 

Frederick W. Brown. 

Dr. Madison Bunker, '75. 

Thomas R. Callender, '75. 

Henry E. Chapin, '81. 

Charles F, Coburn, '78. 

Arthur D. Copeland, '89. 

Charles S. Crocker, '86. 

C. S. Cutter. 

Samuel C. Damon, 'S2, 

Robert C. Day. 

James O. Dix. 

Dr. Richard F. Duncan, 'S6. 

Emory A. Ellsworth, '71. 


Frank H. Fairfield, '8i. 

Jabez F. Fisher, '71. 

Charles L. Flint, '81. 

Francis H. Foster, '88. 

Frederick H. Fowler, '87. 

David Goodale, '82. 

George W. M. Guild, '76. 

Alfred S. Hall. 

Peter M. Harwood, '75. 

George O. Healey. 

Samuel M. Holman, 'S3. 

Joseph C. Howard. 

Waldo V. Howe, '77. 

Edward S. Jones. 

Hiram Kendall, '76. 

Sanborn K. Kingsbury. 

Walter H. Knapp, '75. 

S C. Leary. 

Frederick C. May, '82. 

Richards B. Mackintosh, '86. 

George H. Mann, '76. 

Joseph Martin. 

Prof. Samuel T. Maynard, '72. 

Dr. George. W. Mills, '73. 

William A. Morse, Jr. '82. 

George E. Newman, '88, 

Lewis A. Nichols, '71. 

Frederick A. Ober. 

J. Clark Osterhout, '87. 

E. H. Parker. 

William C. Parker, LL.R., '80. 

William H. Perkins. 

Charles S. Phelps, '85. 

Thomas Rice, '88. 

Evan F. Richardson, '8r. 

George A. Ripley 'So. 

Howard P. Rogers. 

John M. Sears. '76. 

Dr. Walter A. Sherman, '79. 

George P. Smith, '79. 

Llewellyn Smith, '84. 

George H. Snow, '72. 

Richard S. Stearns. 

George S. Stone, '86. 

George Albert Swift. 

George H. Thomas. 

Dr. Frederick Tuckerman, '78. 

H. E. B. Waldron, '79. 

Prof. Clarence D. Warner, '81. 

Homer J. Wheeler, M. D., 83.' 

W Wheeler. 

Dr. John F. Winchester, '75. 

Joseph Wvman, 

Charles S. Fish. 
Cyrus W. Fisherdick,'87. 
Edward R. Flint, '87. 
Alvin L. Fowler, '80. 
Frederick E. Gladwin, '80. 
Rev. Richard B. Grouer, '72. 
Rev. Henry Hague, '75. 

E. E. Hardy. 
George S. Hatch. 
Daniel G. Hitchcock, '74. 

Jonathan E. Holt, '88. 
Elmer D. Howe, '81. 

F. P. Johnson. 
N. N. Jones. 
Arno L. Kinney. 
Williard F. Kinsman. 
William F. Knowles, M. D. 
Arthur Leonard, 

Dr. George Mackie, '72. 
William H. MacLeod, '76. 
James M. Marsh, '87. 
Thomas F. B. Meeham, '87. 
Dr. Charles W. McConnel, '76. 
Guy Morey. 
Herbert Myrick, '82. 
Andrew Nichols, Ir. 
Mark N. North, '8"9. 
Dr. Frederick H. Osgood, '78. 

A. W. Paine. 
George L. Parker, '76. 
Cecil H. Peabody. 
Dr. Austin Peters, 'Si. 
William A. Porter, '76. 

B. P. Richardson. 
Henry N. W. Riedout, '87. 
John A Robinson. 
Kingsbury Sanborn, '86. 
Charles J. Shaw. 

Asa F. Shioerick, '82. 

John L. Smith. 

Thomas E. Smith, '76. 

George E. Spaulding. 

George E. Stone. 

Dr. Roscoe W. Swan, '79. 

Henry M. Taylor. 

Edgar E Thompson, '71. 

William H. Vaill. 

Seth S. Warner, '73. 

Prof. Charles Wellington, '73. 

William Wheeler, '72. 

Arthur Whitaker, '81. 

Edward E. Woodman, '74. 



esbern 'Alumni AssoGiabiop 




A meeting of former students of the college was held at French's, on -the 14th of 
November, 1890, and an organization was effected, for "the perpetuation of old memories, 
and the forwarding by every possible means the good work and the interests of the Mass. 
Agricultural College." 

The alumni and past students of the college, who reside between the Appalachians 
and the Rockies and north of the Tennessee river, are eligible for membership. All past 
and present officers and students will be cordially welcomed at the reunions, as guests of 
the association. 

Annual meetings will be held at such times and places, as may be determined by the 
executive committee. An annual assessment will be levied, sufficient to pay necessary ex- 

The following were present at the first reunion ; 


Pres. H. H. Goodell, Amherst, Mass. Pres. S. H. Peabody, Champaign, 111. 

Pres. H. E. Alvord, Agr'l College, Md. Director C. O. Flagg, '72, Kingston, R. I. 

Prin. J. H. Washburn, '78, Kingston, R. I. H. C, Bliss, '88, Attleboro, Mass. 


H. E. Stockbridge, '78, President. 
, J. E. Wilder, '82, Vice-President. 

L. R. Taft, '82, Secretary-Treasurer. 


A. H. Lyman, '73, Manistee, Mich. F. W. Wood,- '73, Chicago, 111. 

W. S. Potter, '76, La Fayette, Ind. H. E. Stockbridge, '78, Fargo, N. D. 

A. W. Spalding, '81, Minneapolis, Minn. C S. Plumb, '82, La Fayette, Ind. 

A F Shiverick, '82, Chicago, 111. L. R. Taft, 82, Agricultural College, Mich. 

J. E. Wilder, '82, Chicago, 111. 


f\lumni -AssoGiabiop 






Secretary. Treasurer. 



Executive Comnnittee. 


JOHN A. CUTTER, M. D., '82. 


. j\i (di Graduabes 


Allen, Edwin W., '85, Office of Experiment Stations, Washington, D. C. 

Bishop, Edgar A., '83, Supt. Agricultural Department, Talladega College, Talladega, Ala. 

Bishop, William H., '82, Professor of Agriculture, Tougaloo, Miss. 

Brigham, Arthur A., '78, Professor of Agriculture, Imperial College of Agriculture, Sap- 
poro, Japan. 

Brooks, William P., '75, Professor of Agriculture, Mass. Agricultural College, Amherst, 

Caldwell, William H., '87, Assistant Agriculturist, Pennsylvania State College Agricultural 
Experiment Station. 

Carpenter, Frank B., '88, Assistant Chemist, North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Sta- 

Clark, John W., '72, Horticulturist, Missouri State Agricultural Experiment Station, 
Columbia, Mo. 

Cooley, Fred S., '88, Sup't of Farm, Mass. Agricultural College, Amherst, Mass. 

Crocker, Charles S., 'Sg, Assistant Chemist, Mass. State Agricultural Experiment Station, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Flagg, Charles O., '72, Director of R. I. Agricultural Experiment Station, Kingston, R. I. 

Green, Samuel B., '79, Horticulturist, Experiment Station of the College of Agriculture, 
University of Minn. 

Hartwell, Burt L., '89, Assistant Chemist, Mass. State Agricultural Experiment Station, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Hashiguchi, Boonzo, '81, President Imperial College of Agriculture, Sapporo, Japan. 

Haskins, Henry D., '90, Assistant Chemist. Mass. State Agricultural Experiment Station, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Hayvvard, Albert I., '88, Agriculturist, Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station. 

Hills, Joseph L.,'8i, Chemist, Vermont State Agricultural Experiment Station, Burlington,Vt. 

Jones, Charles H., '90, Assistant Chemist, Mass. State Agricultural Experiment Station, 
Amherst Mass. 


Kinney^, Lorenzo F., '88, Horticulturist, R. I. State Experiment Station; Professor of Horti- 
culture and Botany, at R. 1. Agricultural School. 

Maynard, Samuel T., '72, Professor of Horticulture and Botany, Mass. Agricultural Col- 
lege, Amherst, Mass. 

Minott, Charles W., '83, Horticulturist, Vermont State Agricultural Experiment Station, 
Burlington, Vt. 

Moore, Robert B., '88, Assistant Chemist, Mass. Stale Agricultural Experiment Station, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Nourse, David O., '83, Horticulturist, Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Blacks- 
burg, Va. 

Paige, James B., '82, Professor of Veterinary, Mass. Agricultural College, Amherst, Mass. 

Parsons, Wilfred A., '88, Assistant in Field Department, Mass. State Agricultural Experi- 
ment Station, Amherst, Mass. 

Phelps, Charles S., '85, Vice-Director of Storrs School, Agricultural Experiment Station, 
Mansfield, Conn. 

Plumb, Charles S., '82, Professor of Agriculture and Director, La Fayette, Ind., Agricultural 
Experiment Station, Purdue University. 

Shepardson, William M., '88, Assistant Horticulturist, Hatch Experiment Station, Mass. 
Agricultural College, Amherst, Mass. 

Stockbridge, Horace E., '78, President Agricultural College and Director Agricultural Ex- 
periment Station, Fargo, North Dakota. 

Stone, Winthrop E., '82, Chemist of Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor of 
Chemistry, Purdue University, La Fa3'ette, Ind. 

Taft, Levi R., '82, Professor of Horticulture, Michigan Agricultural College. 

Warner, Clarence D., '81, Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Mass. Agricultural Col- 
lege, Amherst, Mass. 

Washburn, John H., '78, Professor of Chemistry, R. L State Agricultural School, Kings- 
ton, R. L 

Wellington, Charles, '73, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Mass. Agricultural College, 
Amherst, Mass. 

Wheeler, Homer J., '83, Chemist, Agricultural Experiment Station, Kingston, R. L 

Williams, Frank O., '90, Assistant Agriculturist, Hatch Experiment Station, Mass. Agricul- 
tural College, Amherst, Mass. 

Woodbury, Herbert E., '89, Assistant Horticulturist, Hatch Experiment Station, Mass. 
Agricultural College, Amherst, Mass. 


Mobes and (^ommenb» 


The Editors wish to express their thanks to H. F. Stone and C. Tyng for their vvoric in 
connection with the Index. Much of the good start and present success of the book is due 
to their efforts, and we regret exceedingly that they were not able to continue with us. 

Our Excuse System. — The adoption, by many of our foremost educational institutions, 
of a system of cuts, calls up many doubts in our minds as to the desirability and practicability 
of our excuse system as it is at present carried on at this college. It cannot with justice 
be said that the excuse system is one which is popular with the student or successful in its 
practical operation. The day when a college government should partake of the old dis- 
trict school regime is one of the past, and it has come to be a fact clearly demonstrated and 
generally recognized that the success of the student's college life should be more largely 
with himself and less with the professor. Our excuse system, requiring that the student 
be provided with a good excuse for an absence from a single recitation or a part, even, of 
a recitation, and causing him often to be dependent upon the professor's caprice for his 
excuse, despoils the college government of that essential element of dignity, and gives rise 
to a practice of deceit and underhandedness on the part of the student, which it should be 
the object of the college to suppress, much less to generate. 

On the other hand the cut-system places at the disposal of the student a given number 
of cuts or excused absences which he can use to his own best advantage. This system 
obviates the difficulty of obtaining excuses, gives the student more freedom, and yet at the 
same time does not materially increase the total number of absences. 

When we consider the fact that the leading American colleges may be included in a list 
of those adopting the cut-system, as well as the fact of its popularity with the American 
student, the question naturally arises, why should not we also do away with a system which 
has a small degree of popularity as compared with the cut-system, and which is as perni- 
cious in result as it is unsatisfactory in operation. And may we not pertinently inquire 


The "Elective" System, now so common in American colleges, has not as yet, we are 
sorry to say, been adopted at this institution. It seems to us that by neglecting to furnish 
a course of so much advantage both to the students and the college, the M. A. C. is not 
doing what it can or what it ought to do for the education of those who have placed them- 
selves under its instruction. 

As the curriculum is at present, the student is given no choice as to the branches of 
study he may desire to follow; he must simply take the one course prescribed. 

No educational institution can lay down a course of study which will be the most 
advantageous for every student under its instruction, for what one student may another 
may not desire to study. The course of study at a college should be so varied as to give 
each student the liberty to select and pursue what will be of the most value to him. No 
man cares to spend his time in college on subjects that he has no aptitude for, and which 
will be of no use to him in fitting for the pursuit he intends to follow. 

To be sure a general knowledge of many subjects will not be amiss to any one, and 
to those who have plenty of spare time and money, with which to pursue a special course 
after graduating, such knowledge may be of value; but for the >oung man who desires to 
complete his education here, to take up branches entirely foreign to his intended pursuits 
in life is to place himself at a great disadvantage. 

If electives were offered at this institution, they would not only be of inestimable 
value to the student, but also of great advantage to the college itself. There can be no 
doubt that if such priveleges were offered, a large increase in the attendance at the col- 
lege would be the result. Almost the first inquiry of the young man who is looking about 
for a place of instruction is, where can I secure the greatest benefit; and in nine cases out 
of ten he will choose that institution which offers him the most varied choice of study. 

Faculty and Trustees of M. A. C, this question at no distant date will come before you 
for consideration. We urge that you will not longer hesitate to adopt the change, for it is 
our most earnest desire to see the "Elective" system in full working order before we leave 
our "Alma Mater." 

During the past year, many and varied have been the improvements about college; 
and what shows better for the prosperity of the college than its improvements? Two new 
professors have been elected, George F. Mills, formerly principal of Greylock Institute, 
professor of English and Latin, and James B. Paige, D. V. S., professor of veterinary 
science. Owing to the large Freshman class, the battalion has been divided into four 
companies, instead of three, as has been the custom. 

North College has received a renovation; the partitions between the bedrooms having 
been taken out, making one large, light and airy bedroom, in the place of two small and 
dark ones. Nearly all the rooms of the building have been papered and improved gener- 
ally. South College has received its share of attention, many of its rooms having been 
papered or kalsomined. The basement has been renovated, the old bathrooms replaced, 
..and two new tubs and two shower baths added. 


The old drawing room has been fitted with tables, charts, microscopes and other appa- 
ratus, for the use of Prof. Fernald as a zoological laboratory. The botanical museum has 
been improved by the introduction of steam heat and another row of seats in the recitation 
room. The laboratory has been enlarged and remodelled, so that now it will accommo- 
date an entire class in microscopic work. 

There is one improvement (?) of the past year, which many of the students and alumni 
have deeply regretted. We refer to the removal of the fifteen young maples west of the 
college buildings. If the time and expense of removing them had been employed in clear- 
ing and grading up in their vicinity, they would have made an ornament to the college and a 
monument to the class which set them, as well as a cool, shady place, where the lazy stu- 
dent could hang his hammock on a hot, sultry day. 

Of especial interest to alumni and all friends of the college is this fact — Saml'p:i, C. 
Thompson, of the class of '72, recently won from twenty-one competitors, from throughout 
the United States, a prize of $150 for the best essay on roads, offered by the Engineering 
and Building Recordof New York. 





Allen, Gideon H., Richfield, Kan., City and Ag'l Editor of Richfield Republican. 

Bassett, Andrew L., Pier 36, East River, New York City, Transfer Agent, Central Vt. R. 
R. Co. 

Birnie, William P., Springfield, Mass., Paper and Envelope Mfg. 

Bowker, William H., 43 Chatham St., Boston, Mass., President Bowker Fertilizer Co. 

Caswell, Lilley B., Athol, Mass., Civil Engineer. 

Cowles, Homer L., Amherst, Mass., Farmer. 

Ellsworth, Emory A., 32 Main St., Holyoke, Mass., Architect and Civil Engineer. 

Fisher, Jabez F., Fitchburg, Mass., Paymaster in Cleghorn Mills. 

Fuller, George E., address unknown. 

*Hawley, Frank W. 

*Herrick, Frederick St. C. 

Leonard, George, LL. B., Springfield, Mass., Clerk of Court. 

Lyman, Robert W., LL. B., Belchertown, Mass., Lawyer. 

*Morse, James H. 

Nichols, Lewis A., Danvers, Mass. 

Norcross, Arthur D., Monson, Mass., Merchant, 

Page, Joel B., 366 Garden St., Hartford, Conn., Farm Sup't. 

Richmond, Samuel H., Linadale, Marion Co., Fla., Surveyor and Orange Grower. 

Russell, William D., Turners Falls, Mass., with Montague Paper Co. 

Smead, Edwin B., 394 Park St., Hartford, Conn., Sup't Watkinson's Farm School. 

Spanon, Lewis A., Faneuil St., Brighton, Mass., Sup't Phosphate Works. 

Strickland, George P., Livingston Mont., Machinist on N. P. R. R. 

Thompson, Edgar E., 26 Highland St., Brockton, Mass., Principal of Whitman's School. 

Tuckef, George H., West Spring Creek, Pa., Civil Engineer. 

Ware, Willard C, 255 Middle St., Portland, Me., Manager of Boston and Portland Cloth- 
ing Co. 



Wheeler, William, Sg State St., Boston, Mass., Wheeler & Parks, Contracting Engineers. 
Whitney, Frank Le P., 2179 Washington St., Boston, Mass., Boot and Shoe Business. 
Woolson, George C, (B. Sc, '86) Passaic, N. J., Sup't. Public Parks, New York City. 

Bell, Burleigh C, Cor. i6th and Howard Sts., San Francisco, Cal., Druggist. 
Brett, William F., Danbury, Conn., Merchant. 

Clark, John W., Columbia, Mo., Prof, of Horticulture, Missouri Ag'l College and Experi- 
ment Station. 
Covvles, Frank C, Court St., Boston, Mass., Engineer and Draughtsman with Norcross 

Cutter, John C, M. D., 492 Main St., Worcester, Mass., Dermatologist. 
Dyer, Edward N., East Holliston, Mass., Clergyman. 
Easterbrook, Isaac H., Dudley, Mass., Farmer. 
Fiske, Edward R., 625 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa., of the firm of Folwell Bro's. & Co., 

Flagg, Charles O., Kingston, R. I., Director R. I. State Ag'l. Experiment Station. 
Grover, Richard B., Boston, Mass., Pastor New Old South Church. 
Holmes, Lemuel Le B., 38 North Water St., New Bedford, Mass., Lawyer. 
Kimball, Francis E., Worcester, Mass., Bookkeeper, E. W. Vail, 8 John St. 
Livermore, Russell W., LL. B. Pates, Roberson Co. N. C, Farmer, Merchant, and M'f'r. 

of Naval Stores. 
Mackie, George, M. D., Attleborough, Mass., Physician. 
Maynard, Samuel T., Amherst, Mass., Prof, of Botany and Horticulture, Massachusetts 

Ag'l. College. 
Morey, Herbert E., 49 Haverhill St., Boston, Mass., Morey, Churchill & Morey, Merchants. 
Peabody, William R., 165 Walnut St., Cincinnati, O., General Agent for Atchinson, 

Topeka and Santa Fe R. R. 
Salisbury, Frank B., Beaconsfield Diamond Fields, South Africa, Trader. 
Shaw, Elliot D., 46 Dwighi St., Holyoke, Mass., Florist. 
Snow, George H., Leominster, Mass., Farmer. 

Somers, Frederick M., 47 Exchange Place, New York City, Journalist. 
Thompson, Samuel C, 2775 Third Ave., New York City, Civil Engineer. 
Wells, Henry, 1416 F St., Washington, D. C, Gen'l Manager of Washington Hydraulic 

Press Brick Co. 
Whitney, William C, Minneapcjlis, Minn., Architect. 

E'.dred, Frederick C, .Sandwich, Mass., Pfjultry Business. 

Leland, Walter S.. Warnerville, Mass., Teacher in Mass. Reformatory. 

Lyman, Asahel H., Manistee, Mich., Druggist. 


Mills, George W., M. D., 24-26 Salem St., Medford, Mass., Physician and Surgeon. 
Minor, John B., 127 Arch St., New Britain, Conn., Minor & Corbin, Mfr. of Paper Boxes. 
Penhallow, David P., Montreal, Canada, Prof, of Botany and Vegetable Physiology, McGill 

Renshaw, James B., D. D., P. O. Box 927, Spokane Falls, Washington, Missionary Pastor 

at Pleasant Prane. 
Simpson, Henry B., 1207 Q St., Washington, D. C, in Treasury Department. 
Wakefield, Albert T., B. A., M. D., Sheffield, Mass., Physician. 
Warner, Seth S., Northampton, Mass., Agent for Bowker Fertilizer Co., and Dealer in Ag'l 

tools, etc. 
Webb, James H., LL.B., 69 Church St., New Haven, Conn., Ailing & Webb, Attorney and 

Counselor at Law. 
Wellington, Charles, Ph. D., Amherst, Mass., Associate Professor of Chemistry, Mass. 

Ag'l College, Amherst, Mass. 
Wood, Frank W., Civil Engineer, care Illinois Central R. R., 5S Michigan Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Benedict, John M., M. D., 18 North Main St., Waterbury, Mass., Physician and Surgeon. 

Blanchard, William H., Westminster, Vt., Farmer. 

Chandler, Edward P., Maiden, Fergus Co., Mont., Wool Grower. 

*Curtis, Wolfred F. 

Hitchcock, Daniel G., High St., Warren, Mass. 

Hobbs, John A., Salt Lake City, Utah, in U. S. Land Office. 

Libby, Edgar H., Times Building, New York City, Manager of the Rural Publishing Co. 

*Lyman, Henry. 

Montague, Arthur H., Granby, Mass.; P. O., South Hadley; Farmer. 

Phelps, Henry L., Southampton, Mass., Farmer. 

Smith, Frank S., Albany, Wisconsin, Manufacturer, Albany Woolen Mills. 

Woodman, Edward E., Danvers, Mass., Florist, E. & C. Woodman, Florists and Garden 

Teller, Harrie McK., Breathedsville, Md., Agent B. & O. R. R. 

Barrett, Joseph F., 29 Beaver St., New York City, Traveling Salesman. 

Barri, John A., 13 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, Conn., Fertilizer Manufacturing Firm of 

Chittenden, Barri & Sanderson. 
Bragg, Everett B , 71 Wall St.. New York City, Manufacturing Chemist, with the Grasselli 

Chemical Co. 
Brooks, William P., Amherst, Mass., Prof, of Agriculture at Mass. Ag'l College. 
Bunker Madison, D. V. S., Newton, Mass., Veterinary Surgeon. 
Callender, Thomas R., Wellesley Hill, Mass., Florist. 
Campbell, Fred G., Westminster West, Vt., Farmer. 
*Clay, Jabez W. 



Dodge, George R., Hamilton, IVIass. ; P. O. Asbury Grove; Farmer. 

Hague, Henry, 6 Princeton St., Worcester, Mass., Clergyman. 

Harwood, Peter M., Barre, Mass., Farmer. 

Knapp, Walter H., Nevvtonville, Mass., Florist. 

Lee, Lauren K., Manley, Rock Co., Minn., Grain Buyer and Feed, Flour and Fuel Dealer. 

Miles, George M., Miles City, Custer Co., Mont., Hardware Merchant and Stock Raiser. 

Otis, Harry P., Florence, Mass., Sup't Northampton Emery Wheel Co., Leeds, Mass. 

Rice, Frank H., Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, Clerk with Folsom & Wells. 

Southwick, Andre A., Taunton, Mass., Farm Sup't, Taunton State Lunatic Hospital. 

Winchester, John F., D. V. S., 392 Haverhill St., Lawrence, Mass., Veterinarian. 


Bagley, David A., address unknown. 

Bellamy, John, West Newton, Mass., Dealer in Hardware, 27 Elliot St., Boston. 

Chickering, Darius O., Enfield, Mass., Farmer. 

Deuel, Charles F., Amherst, Mass., Druggist. 

Guild, George W. M., 46 Chauncey St., Boston, Mass., Merchant, C. H. Farmer & Co. 

Hawley, Joseph M., Berlin, Wisconsin, Banker, C. A. Mather & Co. 

Kendall, Hiram, Providence, R. L, Kendall M'f'g Co. 

Ladd, Thomas H., care Wm. Dadmun, Watertown, Mass. 

Mann, George H., Sharon, Mass., Sup't Cotton Duck Mills. 

Martin, William E., Excelsior, Minn., Insurance and Real Estate. 

McConnell, George W., D. D. S., lyoTremont St., Boston, Mass., Dentist. 

MacLeod, William A., LL.B., B. A., 60 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass., Patent Solicitor. 

Parker, George A., Halifax, Mass., Foreman, Garden Dep't Old Colony R. R. 

Parker, George L., 807 Washington St., Dorchester, Mass., Florist. 

Phelps, Charles H., South Framingham, Mass., Florist. 

Porter, William H., Silver Hill, Agawam, Mass., Farmer. 

Potter, William S., La Fayette, Md., Lawyer, Rice and Potter. 

Root, Joseph E. , M. D., 74 Pearl St., Hartford, Conn., Physician and Surgeon. 

Sears, John M., Monson, Mass.; P. O. Palmer, Mass.; Officer of State Primary School. 

Smith, Thomas E., West Chesterfield, Mass., Hoop Manufacturer, H. B. Smith & Son. 

Taft, Cyrus A., Whitinsville, Mass., Agent for Whitinsville Machine Works. 

Urner, George P., Big Timber, Park Co., Mont., Druggist. 

Wetmore, Howard G., M. D., 41 West gth St., New York City, Physician. 

*Williams, John E. 

Benson, David H., North Weymouth, Mass., Analytical and Consulting Chemist, with 
Bradley Fertilizer Co. 

Brewer, Charles, Suffield, Conn., Butter Mf'r and Dairy Expert. 

Clark, Atherton, 140 Tremont .St., Boston, Dep't Manager with R. H. Stearns & Co., Impor- 
ters of Fancy Dry Goods. 



Hibbard, Joseph R., Stoughton, Wis., Farmer. 

Howe, Waldo V., 20 Broad St., Newburyport, Sup't Anna Jaques Hospital. 

Nye, George E., 70 Exchange Building, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111., Book-keeper, G. 

F. Swift & Co. 
Parker, Henry F., LL.B., Broadway, New York City, Solicitor of Patents. 
Porto, Raymundo M., da S., Para, Brazil, S. A., Teacher and Planter. 
*Southmayd, John E. 
Wyman, Joseph P., 60 Arlington St., Boston, Book-keeper, F. O. Squires & Co. 


Baker, David E., 227 Walnut St., Newtonville, Mass., Physician. 

Boutwell, William L., Leverett, Mass., Farmer and Market Gardner. 

Brigham, Arthur A., Sapporo, Japan, Professor of Agriculture at Sapporo Agr'l College. 

Choate, Edward C, Readville, Mass., Manager Sprague Farm, owned by H. H. Forbes. 

*Clark, Xenus Y. (75) 

Coburn, Charles F., Lowell, Associate Editor of the Lowell Daily Citizen. 

Foot, Sanford D., loi Chambers St., New York City. 

Heath, Henry G. K., LL.B., A. M., 54 Wall St., New York City, Attorney and Counsellor 
at Law. 

Hall, Josiah N., M. D., Sterling, Logan Co., Colorado, Physician. 

Howe, Charles S., Ph. D., 103 Cornell St., Cleveland, Ohio, Professor of Mathematics, 
Case School of Applied Science. 

Hubbard, Henry F., 94 Front St., New York City, with J. H. Catherwood & Co., Tea Im- 

Hunt, John F., Sunderland, Mass., Market Gardener. 

Lovell, Charles O., Northampton, Mass., Photographer. 

Lyman, Charles E., Middlefield, Conn., Farmer. 

Myrick, Lockwood, Northboro, Mass., Seed-Grower. 

Osgood, Frederick H., M. R. C. V. S., 114 Haward St., Springfield, Mass. .Veterinary Surgeon. 

Spofford, Amos L., Georgetown, Mass., Mechanic. 

Stockbridge, Horace E., Fargo, N. D., President of the Dakota Agr'l College and Director 
of Agricultural Experiment Station. 

Tuckerman, Frederick, M. D., Worcester, Mass., Clark University. 

Washburn. John H., Ph. D., Kingston, R. I., Principal of the R. I. State Agr'l School. 

Woodbury, Rufus P., 2407 Perry Ave., Kansas City, Mo., Secretary Kansas City Live Stock 


Dickinson, Richard S., Columbus, Platte Co., Neb., Farmer. 

Green, Samuel B., St. Anthony Park, Minn., Prof, of Horticulture at University of Minn. 

Rudolph, Charles, St. Paul, Minn., Lawyer and Real Estate Agent. 

Sherman, Walter A., M. D., D. V. S., 182 Central St., Lowell, Mass., Veterinary Surgeon. 

Smith, George P., Sunderland, Mass., Farmer. 



Swan, Roscoe W., M. D., 32 Pleasant St.. Worcester, Mass., Physician. 

Waldron, Hiram E. B., Port Antonio, Jamaica, West Indies, Sup't Banana Plantation. 


Fowler, Alvan L., 137 Centre St., New York City, with W. B. Smith & Co. 

Gladwin, Frederic E.. 413 Montgomery St., San Francisco, Cal., F. E. Gladwin & Co., 

Agents for Writing Machines. 
Lee. William G., 13 Elizabeth St., Birmingham, Conn., Architect. 

McQueen, Charles M., 182 State St., Chicago, 111., President of the Progressive Pub. Co. 
Parker, William C, LL.B., 28 School St. (Room 14), Boston, Attorney and Counsellor at 


Ripley, George A., i Wyman St., Worcester, Mass., Traveling Salesman. 

Stone, Almon H., Santee, Neb., Teacher, Santee Agency. 

Bowman, Charles A., 7 Exchange Place, Boston, Ass't Engineer, with Aspinwall & Lincoln. 

Boynton, Charles E., M. D., Red Canon, Wyoming, Physician and Surgeon. 

Carr, Walter F., Minneapolis, Minn., Civil Engineer, Sup't of City Railroads. 

Chapin, Henry E., 402 Main St., Springfield, Mass., Importer of Sheet Music and Musica 

Fairfield, Frank H., Walpole, Mass., Poultry Farmer. 
Flint, Charles L., 25 Congress St., Boston, Stock Broker, Dole & Flint. 
Hashiguchi, Boonzo, Sapporo, Japan, President of Sapporo Agr'l College, Commissioner of 

Kok-kaido Colonial Bureau. 
Hills, Joseph L., King St., Burlington, Vt., Chemist, Vt. Agr'l Experiment Station. 
Howe, Elmer D., Marlboro, Mass., Farmer, 
Peters, Austin, D. D. S., M. R. C. V. S., 23 Court St., Boston, Veterinary Surgeon to the 

Mass. Society for promotion of Agriculture. 
Rawson, Edward B., Lincoln, London Co., Va., Teacher at Friends Seminary, N. Y. City. 
Smith, Hiram, F. M., M. D., Ballston, N. Y. 

Spalding, Abel W., 520 Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minn., Architect and Civil 

Taylor, Frederic P., Coke Co., East Tennessee, Farmer. 

Warner, Clarence D., Amherst, Mass., Prof, of Mathematics and Physics at Agr'l College. 

Whittaker, Arthur, Needham, Mass., Farmer. 

Wilcox, Henry H., Lihue Kanai, H. I., Sugar Planter. 


Allen, Francis S., M. D., D. V. S., 804 North 17th St., Philadelphia, Penn., Veterinary Sur- 
geon, and with the People's Mutual Live Stock Insurance Co. of Penn. 
Aplin, George T., East Putney, Vt., Farmer. 

Beach, Charles E., Hartford. Conn., Farmer, C. E. Beach & Co., Vine Hill & Ridge Farms. 
Bingham, Eugene P., Fairview, Orange Co., Cal., Fruit-grower. 
Bishop, William H., Tougaloo, Miss., Sup't of Agr'l Dep't of Tougaloo University. 
Brodt, Henry S., Rawlyns, Wyoming, Clerk with J. W. Hugus & Co. 
Chandler, Everett S., address unknown. 


Cooper, James W., Jr., Plymouth, Mass., Druggist. 

Cutter, John A., M. D., "The Ariston," Broadway and 55th St., New York City, Physician, 

Drs. E. & J. A. Cutter. 
Damon, Samuel C, Lancaster, Brick Mf r. 
*Floyd, Charles W. 

Goodale, David, Papapaikon, H. I., Sugar-Planter. 
Hillman, Charles D.. Fresno City, Cal., Nurseryman and Stock-Raiser. 
*Howard, Joseph H. 

Howe, George D., North Hadley, Mass., Seed Potato Grower. 
Kingman, Morris B., Amherst, Mass., Florist. 

Kinney, Burton A., 6 Fessenden St., Deering, Me., Photographer. 
May, Frederick G., 10 Clarkson St., Dorchester, Mass. 
Morse, William A., 425, Medford St., Natick, Mass., Farmer. 

Myrick, Herbert, 151 Bowdwin St., Springfield, Mass., Ag'l Editor for Phelps Publishing Co. 
Paige, James B., D. V. S., Amherst, Mass., Veterinary Surgeon, and Prof, of Veterinary 

Science at Mass. Agr'l College. 
Perkins, Dana E., Somerville, Mass., Ass't Engineer at the City Hall. 
Plumb, Charles S., La Fayette, Ind., Vice Director of Purdue University Agr'l Experiment 

Station, and Professor of Agriculture. 
Shiverick, Asa F., Chicago, 111., Clerk, Tobey Furniture Co. 
Stone, Winthrop E., 501 State St., La Fayette, Ind., Professor of Organic and Inorganic 

Chemistry, and Director of the Chemical Laboratory at Purdue University. 
Taft, Levi R., Agr'l College, Mich., Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Gardening at 

the Michigan Agr'l College. 
Taylor, Alfred H., Plainview, Neb., Stock-Raiser. 

Thurston. Wilbur H., Selig, Adams Co., Ohio, Farmer and Surveyor. 
Wilder, John E., 179-181 Lake St., Chicago, 111., Wholesale Leather, Wilder & Co. 
Williams, James S., Glastonbury, Conn., Farmer. 
Windsor, Joseph L., Auburn, N. Y., Sup't Auburn City Railway Co. 


Bagley, Sydney C, 35 Lynde St., Boston, Mass., Cigar Packer. 

Bishop, Edgar A., Talladega College, Talladega, Ala., Agricultural Sup't. at Talladega 

Braune, Domingos H., Nova Friburgo, Province of Rio Janeiro, Brazil, S. A., Planter. 

Hevia, Alfred A., 346 Broadway, New York Cit}', New York Life Insurance Co. 

Holman, Samuel M., Jr., ti Pleasant St., Attleboro, Mass., 

Lindse}', Joseph B., Goettingen, Germany., Student in Chemistr}'. 

Minott, Charles W., Box 6S, Burlington, Vt., Horticulturist to the Vermont State Experi- 
ment Station. 

Nourse, David O., Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., Va., Horticulturist, Virginia Agr'l. Ex- 
periment Station. 

Preston, Charles H., Asylum Station, Danvers, Mass., Farmer. 


Wheeler, Homer ]., Ph. D., Kingston, R. I., Chemist to the R. 1. State Agr'l. Experiment 


Herms, Charles, 1223 Third Ave., Louisville, K3^ 

Holland, Harry D., Amherst, Mass., Hardware and Groceries, Holland & Gallond. 
Jones, Elisha A., Litchfield, Conn., Sup't. of The Echo Farm Company. 
Smith, Llewellyn, Ouinsigamon, Mass., Traveling Salesman, Ouinnipiac Co. 7 Exchange 
Place, Boston. 


Allen, Edwin W., Washington, D. C, Office of Experiment Stations. 

Almeida, Luciano J. de., Agenda des Tres Barras, Bananal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, S. A., 

Barber, George H., M. D., VVashington, D. C, Assistant Surgeon in the Naval Depart- 

Brown, Charles W., T.emple, N. H., Farmer. 

Goldlhwait, Joel E., City Hospital, Boston, Mass., Physician. 

Howell, Hezekiah., Monroe, Orange Co., N. Y., Farmer. 

* Lear}', Levvis C. ^ 

Phelps, Charles S., Mansfield, Conn., Assistant Professor of Agriculture, and Vice Direc- 
tor of Storrs School Experiment Station. 

Tavlor, Isaac N., Jr., 15 First St., San Francisco, Cal., with Thomson-Houston Electric 
Light Co. 

Tekirian, Benoni O., Cleveland, O., Merchant. 


Ateshian, Osgan H., 63 Boylston St., Boston, Mass., Importer of Oriental Goods. 

Atkins, William H., Burnside, Conn., Market Gardener. 

Carpenter, David F., Millington, Mass., Traveling Agent for Western Publishing Co., 50 

Bromfield, St., Boston. 
Clapp, Charles W., Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tex., Civil Engineer. 
Duncan, Richard F., M. D., Williamstown, Mass., Physician. 
Eaton, William A., Nyack, N. Y., Bookkeeper and Salesman in Lumber Yard, Foot |ane 

St., North River, N. Y. 
Felt, Charles F. W., Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tex., Engineer Northern Division of the 

Gulf Maintainance, Colorado and Santa Fe R. R. 
Mackintosh, Richard Bryant, 30 Chestnut St., Peabody Mass., Foreman in J. B. Thomas' 

Wool Shop. 
Sanborn, Kingsbury, Box 227, Riverside, Cal., Assistant Engineer for Riverside Water Co. 
Stone, George S., Otter River, Mass., Farmer. 


Almeida, Augusto L de.. Agenda des Tres Barras, Bananal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, S. A. 



Barrett, Edward W., 331 Main vSt , Milford, Mass., Teacher. 

Caldwell, William H., State College, Penn., Assistant Agriculturist to the Agr'I. Experi- 
ment Station, and Instructor in Agriculture, Pennsylvania State College, Proprietor 
of the Clover Ridge Farm, Peterboro, N. H. 

Carpenter, Frank B., Raleigh, N. C, Assistant Chemist North Carolina Agr'I. Experiment 

Chase, William E., 17014 Second St., Portland, Or., The art of House Building. 

Davis, Fred A., Lynn, Mass., Student at the Harvard Medical College. 

Fisherdick, Cyrus W., 236 South nth St., Lincoln, Neb., Attorney at Law. 

Flint, Edward R., Student, Goethingen, Germany. 

Fowler, Fred H., Commonwealth Building, Boston, Mass., Clerk to Secretary of State 
Board Agriculture. 

Howe, Clinton S., Marlboro, Mass., Farm and Greenhouse. 

Marsh, James M., 393 Chestnut St., Lynn, Mass., with G. E. Marsh & Co., Manufacturers 
of Goodwill Soap. 

Marshall, Charles L., Cor. Chelmsford and Plain St's., Lowell, Mass., Market Gardner 
and Florist. 

Meehan, Thomas F., address unknown. 

Osterhout, J. Clark., P. O. box, U. U., Lowell, Mass., Manager Ingalls Medical Co. 

Richardson, Evan F., Millis, Mass., Farmer. 

Rideout, Henry N. W., 8 Howe St., Somerville, Mass., Clerk at Paymasters Office, Fitch- 
burg R. R. 

Tolman, William N., 60 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass., with E. W. Bowditch, Sanitary 

Torelly, Firmino de S., Cidade do Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, S. A., Stock- 

Watson, Charles H., 122 Tremont St., Boston, Mass., Law Student. 


Belden, Edward H., 40 Ash St., Lynn, Mass., Engineering Course Thomson-Houston 
Electric Co. 

Bliss, Herbert C, 18 Peck St., Attleboro, Mass., Traveling Salesman for Bliss Bros., 
Jewelr}' Manufacturers. 

Brooks, Frederick K., 133 Portland St., Haverhill, Mass., Shoe Business. 

Cooley, Fred S., Amherst, Mass., Sup't. Mass, Agr'I. College Farm. 

Dickinson, Edwin H., North Amherst, Mass., Farmer. 

Field, Samuel H., Valley Farm, North Hatfield, Mass., Farmer. 

Foster, Francis H., Central St., Andover, Mass., Student, Mass. Institute of Technology, 
Boston, Mass. 

Hayward, Albert I., Agricultural College, Md., Agriculturist to Maryland Agr'I. Experi- 
ment Station. 

Holt, Jonathan E., Suffield, Conn., Sup't. of Farm, Grounds and Buildings of Conn. 
Literary Institution. 

Kinney, Lorenzo F., Kingston, R. L, Horticulturist to R. I. State Experiment Station, 
Professor of Horticulture and Botany at the R. I. Agricultural School. 

Knapp, Edward E , Steelton, Pa , with Penn, Steel Co. 


Mishima, Yataro, Ilhaca, N. Y., Care Prof. L. A. Waite, Post Graduate taking Entomology, 
and Political Science course at Cornell. 

Moore, Robert B., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Chemist at the Mass. Agr'l. Experiment 

Newman, George E., Helena, Mont., Agent for J. B. Spaulding & Co., Dealers in Sta-tion- 

er3', etc., Boston, Mass. 
Noyes, Frank F., Newport, R. I., Eletcrical Engineer. 
Parsons, Wilfred A., Amherst, Mass., Assistant in the Field Department of the State Agri'l 

Experiment Station. 
Rice, Thomas, Worcester, Mass., In Seed Store. 
Shepardson, William M., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Horticulturist Hatch Experiment 

Station, Massachusetts' Agr'l College. 
Shimer, B. Luther, Gilt Edge Dair}' Farm, Bethlehem, Penn., Dairying and Fruit Culture. 


Blair, James R., 3S6 Tremont, St., Boston, Mass., Chemist with C. Brigham & Co. 

Copeland, Arthur D., Campello, Mass., Market Gardner. 

Crocker, Charles S., Sunderland, Mass., Assistant Chemist at the Massachusetts Agr'l 
Experiment Station. 

Davis, Franklin W., Farnsworth, N. H. 

Hartwell, Burt L., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Chemist at the Massachusetts Agr'l Experi- 
ment Station. 

Hubbard, Dwight L., Holyoke, Mass., Civil Engineer with C. A. Ellsworth. 

Hutchings, James T., 143 Chelton Ave., Germantown, Penn., with Germantown Electric 
Light Co. 

Kellogg, William A., Sandusky, Ohio, U. S. Signal Service. 

Miles, Arthur L., Rutland, Mass., Farmer. 

North, Mark N., Student at American Veterinary College, New York. 

Nourse, Arthur M., Mountain View, Cal., Manager of Stock Farm. 

Sellew, Robert P., Springfield, Mass., Assistant Editor on the New England Homestead. 

Whitney, Charles A., Northboro, Mass., Gardener for D, B. Wesson. 

Woodbury, Herbert E., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Horticulturist at the Hatch Experiment 
Station, Massachusetts Agr'l College. 


Barry, David, Lynn, Mass., Thomson-Houston Electric Light Co. 

Bliss, Clinton E., Attleborough, Mass., Jeweler for Bliss Bros. 

Castro, Arthur de M., Amherst. Mass., Post-graduate course in Chemistry' at Massachusetts 

Agr'l College. 
Dickinson, Dwight W., Amherst, Mass. 
Felton, Truman P., Berlin, Mass., Stock Farm. 

Gregory, Edgar, Marblehead, Mass., with J. J. H. Gregory, Seedsman. 
Haskins, Henry D., North Amheist, Mass., Assistant Chemist at the Stale Experiment 

Herrero, Jose ^L, Amherst, Mass. 


Jones, Charles H., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Chemist at the State Experiment Station. 

L('ring, John S., Shre\vsbur_y, Mass., Surve)'or at Massachusetts Agr'l College. 

McCloud, Albert C, Lynn, Mass., Thomson-Houston Electric Light Co. 

Mossman, Fred W., Westminster, Mass., Farmer. 

Russell. Henry L., Pawtucket, R. L, Book-keeper. 

Simonds, George B., Ashb)', Mass., Farmer. 

Smith, Frederic J., Amherst, Mass., Post-graduate course in Cliemistry at Massachusetts 

Agr'l College. 
Stowe, Arthur N., Hudson, Mass. 

Taft, Walter E., Dedham, Mass , Electrician for Dedham Electric Co. 
Taylor, Fred L., Clerking for L. & W. R. R., Middlesboro, Ky. 
West, John S., Belchertown, Mass., Post-graduate course in CJhemislry at Massachusetts 

Agr'l College. 
Williams, Frank A., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Agriculturist, Hatch Experiment Station. 


Hawley, Frank W., died, Oct. 27, 1883, at Belchertown, Mass. 
Herrick, Frederick St. C, died Jan. 19, 1884, at Methuen, Mass. 
Morse, James H., died, June 21, 1883, at Salem, Mass. 


Curtis, VVolfred F., died, Nov. 8, 1878, Westminster. 
Lyman. Henry, died, Ian. 8, 1S79, at Middlefield, (.'onn. 


Clay, Jabez W., died, Oct. i, 1880, at New York City. 


Williams, John E., died, fan, 18, 1890, at Amherst, Mass. 

Southmavd, John E.. died, Dec. 11. 1878, at Minneapolis, Minn. 


Clark, Xenos Y., died, June 4, 1889, at Amherst, Mass. 

Floyd, Charles W., d.ied, Oct. 10, 1883, at Dorchester, Mass. 
Howard, foseph H., died, Feb. 13, 1889, at Minnesota, Dak. 


Leary, Lewis C, died, April 21, 1888, at Cambridge, Mass. 


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S^IAXOS ^a^D ORGJ^NS, Reixted or Sold, 


-^-'^ \ Sheet Music, Strings, Etc., 


2^. Iv£. C"CrSXH^^.^3>T, .^f^rcLlierst. 


KellocSd's -Block, ^ _ „ Amhersfe, Njass. 

Office Hours: 9 to 12 a. m., 1.30 to 5 p. m. 

Gas and Ether administered when desired. •» * * •;•;- 



* and * 


\A. 'A. UTL^.-,Y, iVlanagep. ^ flggic flgeoc| wjth H. M. MM, '91. 

C£fioe a-t T. ^- ^ISII;TE"S. (Satisfaction. grvLaraan-teea.) 

Work taken Monday, delivered Wednesday; taken Wednesday, delivered Saturday. 



WlbFpEf) FA^I^EUF, Proprietop, 

^ ^ ^ Amherst, - Mass. <^ -^ ik 




Choice lirjs of Carjrjed (soodg. 

PR"LM^Il'S BL.OGK, - - - RlAS'Ei^ST, MRSS. 


^ DEALER IN 8<- 


See our reliable goocis, whicli are warranted to give satis- 
faction. Special attention paid to repairing. 

'UQ-a can net Itve- ma^t 6q4 'uau'i mari'Gu. 




lii^epy and Feed Stable, 


4- -f Hacb, Caqalls, Double and Single Teams, to let at fak prices, -f -i- 

Barge for the use of smcill parties. 

Aeeommodations foi transient feeding. 

■Rear ol PYiceiiix IIo\m, - - - RmYvers^, M^ass. 

Plumbsr, Steam and Gas Fitter, 

->3 and dealer in Q^ 



IMlenr'cIhi.anD-'b's IRo-w-. 

-A_xnlta_e32*sti, nVTass. 




i<5i.mateur ^Photographers' Club Outfits. ©Supplies, Htc. 

Views of Amtierst and College for sale. 
"^^7"ood.'s Blocls, ... .^^irilierst, 3:>v<Ea,ss. 



2 Phoenix Row (up-stairs) 

11 PBjidt, 

Amherst, Mass. 


Paper ^axigings and 'Borders, Toys, Paiicy Goods, G^aUery. 
Second-hand Text Books bought and sold. .^^m.l:Lerst, 2^v<ra,ss. 

M©v^es 5e Kellogg, 


^tudents ^upplies, Pancy (i^rocenes, oroci-^ery, oipars, Oiparettes, 

ToiacGO, Fruits, Confectionery, Lamp Goods and Kerosene Oil. 
3 Doors South of Post-Office, . . - - Amherst, Mass. 


at short notice. 

^EiE.!) ■Ffell"^'\3"F, - - - RiriYveTS^, Mass 


Studio of Photography 



-»8 AND 8«- 

^loj. f^Eat-e S^aota^'U. 



The Finest Photographs, 
Lantern Slides and Window 

Orthochromatic Plates and 
Chemicals prepared es- 
pecially for amateur 

N use. i« 



/^^7\EAUEp iri Clcvssical ond Njiscellaneous "iBooks, College 

\J T'ext "©ook^^ (JMew and ^econd-j^and ), iBchool f3ook§, 

©1bai,1bioii.ei?y amd n5^a.3a©y OoodLs. 

Cash paid fop Second- |d and 'I^'ext, "^Books. 

■Ro 3 Yos^-diice Bloc'k, - - - feiii\\eTS\., Mass, 

-U i^ -U i^ -U ^ 


dA, ^tf4, @'Pitn/irL'e''u4, 

Ik r ' ' > d 

Tii6 mla.cs to buy ^ ©''ti^/it^, %u/viek %]4)Gat4, 





K^-Lvl^OGG'S 'Bl.OCK, RM.^"S1"B.ST:, M-RSS. 

A Complete Line of Fine Cloth Always on Hand. 

Students' Patronage Solicited, and Satisfaction Guaranteed. 



It is often asked how R. W. STRATTON can sell Boots and Shoes twenty per cent, 
less than anyone else in town. In the first place, I buy direct from the manufacturers and 
save ten per cent., and my store expenses are fifty per cent, less than any other place; so 
it can very readily be seen that I can sell Boots and Shoes twenty per cent, less than any 
one else. 

Don t Mistake the Store — - - Fourth Door from Post Office. 

@H. ©. Ed^z^ards 5^ G©., 



G\3T1.^E.'S B1.0GK, - RMS^RST, MRSS. 



ATCHES,, «INGS),, % 


Silver Ware, 


Optical Goods, 


^&^-t to nPost Office, - - . " - j^MHlHK^T. M^BS. 

« A. B. CULVER, 

«A[\Ep and eeNFEevie^Ep, 

I^ropxietor of 


Pleasant Street, Next North of Lee & Phillips, - _ _ Amherst, Mass. 


PpIVATE and ^EUEeT ehASgES, at reasonable terms; 
also, Private Ije§§on§ ir] pound C)ancind. *& ^ ^ ® * 
For particulars and rates, apply to 

A. X. PETIT, Amherst, Mass. 

p. 0. BOX 382. if ^^ Residence, Cor. Triangle and. East Pleasant Streets. 

Tlie undersigned, is pleased to annnouce to his former 
patrons, and others desiring Game Spreads or Dinners, that 
he is now prepared to accommodate (at short notice) large or 
small parties. Ample dining-room capacity for 200 people. 

LOREHZO CHASE, Proprietor. 




Razors Concaved, and 
Honed, in short order. 


The North British and Mercantile Insurance Company, 

ol "Uoxidoxi arvci ~K6.\xi}o\\Yg\i; 

The Phcenix Insurance Company, 

ol "LiOiKioTi, ai\d 

The Commercial Union Assurance Company. 

oi lAondoxi— 

Give sound and reliable insurance, and pay every honest claim when due. 

E. A. THOMAS, Agent, No. 5 Cook's Block, Amherst, Mass. 


Hi i'A i'A 

'%• 4- 't- 

Meat and Fish Market. 

Meats, Provisions, Canned Goods, Etc. Also Fish, Loisters and Clams. 

Oysters in their Season. 


£. House, Sign * «• Glazing, Paper-Hanging f 

X X 

X AND -t- * 4- AND ^ 

^ Ornamental Painter. Graining. X 


White Lead, Oil. Yarnish, Shellac, Hixed Paints, Glass, etc. 

Agent for Cabot's ^V^ood Preserving Creosote Stains. 

No 3, PrintiiNG-House Square, Opposite Record Office — AMHERST. 



'mbers, ^team ana 




StiO-^T^es, IF "CL z? 3D_ a, c e s ax:i_ca_ T ± xi. atv- a 3r e ;, 


T. Hj- ::e=^^o-e]. 






To Let 
Ai' Reasonable Rates. 

Double * 


Single Teams 

To Let 
\t Reasonable Rates. 

tu-GliL (Pe'GcL aTLii Safe ^taGX-e. 

Office at Sta-Tole, 

IR,ea,r of .<£^ia:a.3:i.exst I^oTj-se. 


Repairing of all kinds of ) J 
small articles, including ^ 
Clocks, Jewelry, Unnbpel- I 
las, etc. ! ( 


^ ^ 

I2:e3rs r'itted. 
^■»^ *"»^ ^»^ ""^ ^ • I ( Sa.T7;7-s I=^iled.. 

Kellogg's Block (up-stairs),