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/^\ F all the jobs we ever saw, 

^^ Or ever tried to do, 

This Index work just " takes the cake," 

And takes our patience too. 
Now, friends, if roasted you have been, 

Let not your passions rise ; 
Beneath the " Clap(p)board's " rougher edge 

The firmest friendship lies. 






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Calendar ...... 

Board of Trustees .... 

Faculty . . .... 

University Councii 


College Course as Seen from Actual 

The Classes 

In Omnia Paratus 
Two Years' Course 
The Captain's Dream 
Secret Fraternities 
Shakespearean Cluii 
A Modern Miracle 
College Associations 

Prof. W ne Explains 

Wanted to Know- 


Trifles ...... 

Aggie Life . . 

Class and Society Publications 

New Publications 

Character Sketches . 

Battalion Organization 

A Freshman's Diary . 

The Twenty-fourth Commencemen 

Class Oration .... 

Honor Men 

Senior Appointments 

Review of the Year 

V vcation Days .... 

Happenings . - . . . 


Alumni Statistics 

In Memoriam .... 


















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vAy S winter approaches, it has become the custom to expect the appearance of 
-^- J^- a new Index, and it is hoped this book may be found worthy of being 
placed beside former publications bearing the same title. It has been our en- 
deavor to adhere to the same general trend followed by our predecessors as far 
as consistent with progress. 

The bare enumeration of the alumni, classes, local societies, and various col- 
lege organizations, must necessarily have a disagreeable sameness. The literary 
features, however, are not so restricted, and the opportunity for improvement is 
wider. With this in view, we have introduced two articles, one contributed by a 
professor, and the other by an alumnus, which add materially to the book. Aside 
from writing, probably the most marked innovation consists in the introduction 
of miniatures of the members of the Class of '96. The remarks accompanying 
these will show that college life has trials as well as pleasures. We trust our 
efforts have not been in vain in trying to make the artistic elements both pleas- 
ing and interesting to the students and friends of the college. 

Criticism is inevitable ; but we shall bear it, feeling that we have labored at a 
task which, at the outset, inexperience prevented us from fully appreciating. To 
all those, particularly our own classmates, who have so kindly aided us, the edi- 
tors feel it a duty to extend their thanks. It is, then, with a sense of having 
earnestly striven to do "credit to our Alma Mater and our class that we take 
pleasure in presenting this, the twenty-sixth volume of the Index. 

Calendar for 1895 anS 1896. 



January 3, Thursday 
March 20, Wednesday 
April 3, Wednesday 
June 16 to 1 g 
June 20 and 21 
September 3 and 4 
September 5, Thursday 
December 19, Wednesday 

Winter Term Begins. 

Winter Term Closes. 

Spring Term Begins. 


. Entrance Examinations Held. 

Entrance Examinations Held. 

Fall Term Begins. 

. Fall Term Closes. 


January 2, Wednesday 
March 25, Wednesday 

Winter Term Begins. 
Winter Term Closes. 

ISoarci of Trustees. 


Members Ex=Officio. 


President of the Corporation. 

President of the College. 


Secretary of the Board of Education. 

Secretary of the Board of Agriculture. 

Members by Appointment. 

Elijah W. Wood, of West Newton, . 

Charles A. Gleason, of New Braintree, 

Daniel Needham, of Groton, 

James Draper, of Worcester, 

Henry S. Hyde, of Springfield, 

Merritt I. Wheeler, of Great Barrington, 

James S. Grinnell, of Greenfield, 

Joseph A. Harwood, of Littleton, 

William H. Bowker, of Boston, . 

J. D. W. French, of Boston, . 

J. Howe Demond, of Northampton, 

Elmer D. Howe, of Marlborough, 

Francis H. Appleton, of Lynnfield, 

William Wheeler, of Concord, . 

Term Exp 
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Officers Elected by the Board of Trustees. 

James S. Grinnell, of Greenfield, William R. Sessions, of Hampden, 

Vice-President of the Corporation. Secretary. 

George F. Mills, of Amherst, 

Charles A. Gleason, of New Braintree, 

Committee on Finance and Buildings. 

DANIEL Xeediiam, Chairman. 
James S. Grinnell. Henry S. Hyde. 

J. Howe Demond. Charles A. Gleason. 

Committee on Course of Study and Faculty. 

William Wheeler, Chairman. 
William H. Bowker. Joseph A. Harwood. 

Francis H. Appleton. J. D. W. French. 

Committee on Farm and Horticultural Departments. 

William R. Sessions, Chairman. 
Elijah W. Wood. James Draper. 

Elmer D. Howe. Merritt I. Wheeler. 

Committee on Experiment Department. 

William R. Sessions, Chairman. 
Daniel Xkediiam. Elijah W. Wood. 

William Wheeler. James Draper. 

Board of Overseers. 

The Spate Board of Agriculture. 

Examining Committee of Overseers. 

A. C. Varni'.m, of Lowell, Chairman, , 
George Cruickshanks, of Fitchburg. 1']. A. Harwood. of North Brookfielc 

J. E. Kimball, of Oxford. I. Bursley, of West Barnstable. 


President of the College and Professor of Modem Languages and English Literature, also Director 
of the Hatch Experiment Station, and Librarian. 
Amherst College, 1S62. ^ T. LL. D., Amherst College, 1891. Instructor in Williston 
Seminary, 1S64-67. Professor of Modern Languages and English Literature at Massachusetts 
Agricultural College since 1S67. President of the College since 1886. 


Professor of Agriculture (Honorary). 
As a member of the Board of Agriculture, he did his best to induce the Legislature to 
accept the original grant of Congress for the establishing of an Agricultural College in each 
State. In 1866, was invited to take charge of the college property, and in November commenced 
operations. Instructor in Agriculture at Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1867-6S. Pro- 
fessorof Agriculture, 1868-82, and also, 1888-89. Acting President, 1876-77, and again in 1S79. 
President 1880-82. 


Professor of Chemistry and Director of State Experiment Station. 
University of Gottingen, 1853, with degree Ph. D.. LL. ])., Amherst College, 1S89. 
Assistant Chemist, University of Gottingen, 1852-57. Chemist to Onondaga Salt Company, 
1861-68. Also Professor of Chemistry. Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute, 1S62-64. Professor 
of Chemistry at Massachusetts Agricultural College since 1868. Since 18S4, has been Analyst 
for State Board of Health. 


Professor of Botany and Horticulture, and Horticulturist for the Hatch Experiment Station. 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1872. Associate Professor of Horticulture, Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, 1874-79. Professor of Botany and Horticulture, and Instructor 
in Microscopy and Drawing at Massachusetts Agricultural College since 1879. 


Professor of Mathematics and Physics, and Meteorologist for Hatch Experiment Station. 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, 188 1. D. G. K. Principal Teacher, Reform School, 
Providence, R. I., 1882. Student at Johns Hopkins University, 1883-S4. Professor of Mathe- 
matics and Physics at Massachusetts Agricultural College since 1884. 


Associate Professor of Chemistry. 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1873. ]) - G. K. Graduate student in Chemistry, 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1873-76. Student in University of Virginia, 1876-77. 
Ph. D., University of Gottingen, 1885. Assistant Chemist, United States Department of 
Agriculture, Washington, D. C, 1876. First Assistant Chemist, Department of Agriculture, 
1877-82. Associate Professor of Chemistry at Massachusetts Agricultural College since 1885. 

Professor of Zoology, and Entomologist for Hatch Experiment Station. 
Bowdoin College, 1S65. Ph. D., Maine State College, 1885. Studied in the Museum of 
Comparative Zoology at Cambridge, and under Louis Agassiz on Penekese Island. Also 
traveled extensively in Europe, studying insects in various museums. Principal of Litchfield 
Academy, 1865. Principal of Houlton Academy, 1865-70. Chair of Natural History. Maine 
State College, 1871-86. Professor of Zoology at Massachusetts Agricultural College since 1886. 

Professor of Mental and Political Science, and Secretary of the Faculty, also College Chaplain. 

Yale University, 1867. <P. 15. K. M. A. and B. I)., Yale University, 1870. Ph. D., Amherst 
College, 1885. Professor of Mental and Political Science, and Chaplain at Massachusetts 
Agricultural College since 1S86. 


Professor of Agriculture, and Agriculturist for Hatch Experinient Station. 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1875. 4>. 2. K. Professor of Agriculture, and Director 
of Farm at Imperial College of Agriculture, Sapporo, Japan, 1877-88. Acting President, 
Imperial College, 1880-S3, and 1SS6-87. Professor of Agriculture at Massachusetts Agricultural 
College since 188S. 



Professor of Latin and English. 

Williams College, 1862. A A $. Associate Principal of Greylock Institute. 1S62-82. 
Principal of Greylock Institute, 1882-89. Professor of Latin and English at Massachusetts 
Agricultural College since 1890. 

JAMES B. PAIGE, B. S., D. V. S., 

Professor of Veterinary Science. 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, 18S2. Q. T. V. D. V. S., McGill University, 1888. 
Practiced at Northampton two and a half years. Professor of Veterinary Science at Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College since 1S90. 


First Lieutenant Seventeenth Infantry, U. S. A., Professor of Military Science. 

United States Military Academy, 1880. Q. T. V. Received commission as Second Lieu- 
tenant, Fourth Cavalry, June 12, 1880. Promoted to First Lieutenant, Fourth Cavalry, 
September 1, 18S6. Transferred to Seventeenth Infantry, November 4, 1891. Graduated from 
Infantry and Cavalry, School for Officers in June, 1885. Has been stationed in Indian Territory, 
New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Washington, California, and Wyoming. Professor of 
Military Science at Massachusetts Agricultural College since September, 1892. 

EDWARD R. FLINT, B. S., Ph. D., 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry. 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, 18S7. Q. T. V., B. S. Assistant Chemist, State 
Experiment Station, 1887-90. University of Gottingen, Germany, 1890-92, Ph. D. Analytical 
Chemist, Boston, 1S92-93. Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Massachusetts Agricultural 
College since June, 1893. 


Assistant Professor of Botany. 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1882-84. <i>. 2. K. Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, 1884-89. In the summer of 1S90, had charge of the Botany Classes at the Worcester 
Summer School. Leipsic University, 1S91-92. Ph. D. Studied in the Physiological labo- 
ratory of Clark University, 1893. Assistant Professor of Botany at Massachusetts Agricultural 
College since June, 1893. 



Assistant Professor of Mathematics. 

Purdue University, 1S84-8S. United States Military Academy, 188S-90. Assistant City 
Civil Engineer of La Fayette, Indiana, 1882-84. Professor of Mathematics and Military Science, 
Xew York Military Academy, 1890-91. Professor of Mathematics and Military Tactics, and 
Instructor in the Ogontz School for Young Ladies, 1891-92. Professor of Mathematics and 
Military Science, St. John's Military School, and Instructor in the Ossining Ladies' Seminary, 
1892-93. Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Agricultural College since 
June, 1S93. 


Assistant Professor of English. 

Amherst College, 1893, X <k., A. B. Assistant Professor of English at Massachusetts 
Agricultural College since June, 1893. 


Assistant Professor of Agriculture. 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1888. <£. 2. K. Teacher in public school at North 
Amherst, 1888-89. Assistant Agriculturist at Hatch Experiment Station, 1889-90. Farm 
Superintendent at Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1890-93. Assistant Professor of Agri- 
culture at Massachusetts Agricultural College since June, 1893. 


Assistant Professor of Zoology and Entomology. 

Rutgers College, 1893. X. *■. Special Agent Scientific Field Corps, U. S. Department 
of Agriculture. Division of Entomology, 1893. Assistant Professor of Zoology and Ento- 
mology at Massachusetts Agricultural College since January, 1894. 


Instructor in German and Botany. 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1894. <£. 2. K. Instructor in German and Botany at 
Massachusetts Agricultural College since June, 1894. 

Lecturer on Far?n Law. 


Kniversit? Council. 


President of the University. 

Bean of the School of Law. 


Dean of the School of All Sciences. 

Dean of the School of Theology. 

President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. 

Dean of the School of Medicine. 



Hemenway. — "I'll put a girdle round about the earth in forty minutes." 

Blair. — "I am not lean enough to be called a good student." 

A. C. W. — "He doth indeed show some sparks that are like wit." 

Stedman. — • " A hapless infant here I roam, 

Far from my dear maternal home." 

Cheney. — "How little space betwixt man and ape." 

Toole. — "If there be or ever were, one such, it's past the size of 

Leavens. — "Trust not too much to appearances." 

Norton. — "I wrap myself in my virtue." 

Beaman. — "At whose sight all the stars hide their diminished heads." 

Felch. — "Labor to my life no pleasure lends; 

I love to dream, and their my ambition ends." 


"The College Course as Seen ^From Q. dual 


Written for the Index by F. S. Hoyt, '93. 

/TV HERE is always before every institution a mute but forcible exhibition of 
the results which it is accomplishing. We refer of course to its alumni list. 
The graduates of a college are looked upon as its finished product, and collect- 
ively they indicate the quality of the machinery. The best of machinery may 
occasionally produce poor specimens owing to flaws in the raw material, but they 
are exceptional. So, while other considerations concerning the relation of the 
college to the public engage the attention of the authorities to some extent, from 
the initial step, the controlling desire of founder and officer of each college is to 
send out from its doors alumni equipped with accomplishments and actuated 
by motives which will insure success. Hence there is always a disposition on 
the part of our college officers to adapt the curriculum to the conditions of the 
present time. The question before us for discussion is whether the course of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College is such as to put its graduates abreast of 
the times, competent to deal with the conditions awaiting them, as they make 
their exit from the college world to grapple with the work of life. 

Our institution being peculiar to itself, cannot be adjudged by the standards 
established by some recognized leading colleges. But this statement does not 
imply that a high standard is impossible. In fact it will be shown later in the 
article that the name of the college is now associated with a high grade of work 
accomplished. But from its inception our college has fulfilled a mission dis- 
similar to that of any institution not excepting our sister agricultural colleges. 
So as alumni we must not disparage our Alma Mater if our attainments are in 

other directions than those possessed by graduates of other institutions. Let 
us rather consider our proficiency in those lines from which we would have been 
excluded had our education been obtained elsewhere. 

The prevalent idea of what should constitute a young man's education before 
he enters actual life is rapidly conforming to the spirit of this scientific age, now 
but in its infancy. The relative number of scientific and technical schools is on 
the increase, and the scientific and philosophical courses of our colleges are 
greatly expanding and receiving wider patronage. We are ready to realize that 
the conception of a vague, indefinite education which makes the practical sub- 
sidiary to that which affords culture alone is erroneous. Milton summarizes the 
essentials of an education when he predicates in one of his essays : " I call, 
therefore, a complete and generous education that which fits a man to perform 
justly, skillfully and magnanimously all his offices, both private and public, of 
peace and war." The renowned poet could not have been more appropriate if, 
having our institution in mind, he had been asked to define its design. For, with 
its other advantages, the course pre-eminently enlarges those capacities in a 
man's nature which enable him to more fully appreciate the privileges and ex- 
pectations of citizenship, either as a private denizen or as a public officer. 

Knowledge is twofold in its usefulness ; for not only is it power, and who that 
has experienced that sense of conscious potentiality which educated faculties 
inspire will deny this trite saying, but it is also a source of enjoyment. For, 
while " Knowledge is bought only with weary care," it is the experience of all 
that life is brightened and our happiness greater because of a wider compre- 
hension of Nature's laws and a better understanding of her relations to man. 

But now let us leave generalizations and inquire into the particular adaptations 
of our college course. Evidently it is not intended for those who desire to 
follow a purely literary career. Aside from the fact that it furnishes those prac- 
tical elements of a man's education which are of great importance in any vocation ; 
it cannot be considered a direct preparation for a career of letters. And unless 
there are other considerations, those who have in view the ministerial, lawyer's and 
other professions which require the culture of classical erudition to accomplish 
the best results, would do well to seek preparation at other institutions. Never- 
theless, the fact that we have successful representatives in those professions, 
would indicate that the course is by no means inapplicable to them. But if the 
course is not adapted to theology and law it is particularly congruous to the other 
one of the "three learned professions." In fact there is probably no better 

preparation for the study of medicine than that afforded by this course ; for all 
the subjects which are considered preliminary essentials to this profession are 
thoroughly studied during the course. This applies also to the departments 
of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and especially, Veterinary Surgery. These 
statements, as well as those to come, will be verified by an investigation of the 
alumni list. 

From the first, the college seems to have been very fortunate in furnishing a 
considerable number to the pedagogic profession. They may be found in 
colleges and schools, in this country and abroad. And when we consider the 
peculiar qualifications which our graduates have for becoming successful teachers, 
we only wonder that a larger number are not engaged in this occupation. 

The mechanical and technical professions rightly claim the larger number of 
our alumni. Under this head we include all manner of agricultural pursuits. 
The college was designed primarily to replenish these professions and will ever 
continue faithful to its trust. Those of our alumni who have gone back to the 
farm or engaged in market-gardening have found their incomes larger and their 
situation in life higher because of their advantages at the college. While making a 
specialty of no one trade or pursuit, the course lays a broad foundation for them 
all. Those who graduate and enter upon studies in Chemistry or Engineering 
find that their general knowledge materially increases their success. More than 
that, this preliminary education prevents the narrowness of the mind which the 
concentration of study in the technical school tends to effect. 

The recognized standing of our institution among the colleges and universities 
of the land is gratifying to every alumnus and of great advantage to those who 
will engage in higher studies elsewhere. The college diploma admits to post- 
graduate work, without examination, in any college or university ; and those who 
have availed themselves of these opportunities, have done credit to themselves 
and to their Alma Mater. 

It is with no uncertain tone that we commend to the undergraduates the ad- 
vantages of the course which is now engaging their time. The four years of 
college life, fleeting as they are pleasant, will enrich their lives and invite pros- 
perity. And when they come to the test in the untried experiences of life, they 
will ever gratefully acknowledge the worth of their advantages while members of 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 


Class Colors. 

Orange and Dark Crimson. 

Class Yell. 

Hi-yi ! Hi-yi ! Siss ! boom ! bah ! '98 ! '98 ! Rah ! rah ! rah 

®ia^s l^ijsterj^ 

/ I \ HIS year the requirements for admission to the Freshman Class are higher 

I than ever before, and the course which we have begun, as outlined, is more 

comprehensive and complete than any taken up by any previous class. To 

'98, then, belongs the honor of being the pioneer class in this new course, and 

right well has she begun her work. 

We began our four long years of toil with but twelve men, a much smaller 

number than any other Freshman Class has had for many years. Unlike most 

other entering classes, however, we have as yet lost none of our number, while 

our ranks have been reinforced by the addition of three good men and true. 
A term has passed since we came to Aggie, a term filled with incidents that 

will be remembered by every '98 man, and, indeed, we may say by every man in 


college. When we had been here but two or three weeks we received a challenge 
from the Sophomores for a rope-pull. This was accepted, and although our 
Captain had only about half as many men to choose his team from as did the 
'97 Captain, yet by dint of hard, determined practice and by the help of the 
Juniors, he was able to train his team so well that it won the rope, a thing that 
has not been done before by a Freshman Class for several years. (Please do 
not say anything about this victory to the Sophomores, as most all of them are 
good fellows, for they are very sore about it.) 

As our class is so small we were unable to get up a good foot-ball team with- 
out working in some First Year Men. Now it is against the principles of '97 to 
have anything to do with Two Year Men, this year, although we are told that 
they were glad of their help last fall in their contests with '96, so we had to 
forego the pleasure of defeating the gallant Sophomores on the gridiron. 

In spite of the fact that we are few in number, we have made ourselves felt in 
college circles. We have furnished two men for the Glee Club and one for the 
band, and others for various other organizations. The way we have gone at our 
work in the classrooms shows that we realize what is the principal thing for which 
we are in college. We have not been here long enough to predict with certainty 
how we shall succeed in the end ; but we can at least say that we have made a 
good start. W. 

^resfymcm Class. 


President, Herbert Raymond Wolcott. Treasurer, Willis Sikes Fisher. 

Vice-President, Samuel William Wiley. Class Captain, Willard Quincy Kinsman. 

Secretary, Thomas Herbert Charmbury. Historian, George Henry Wright. 


Charles Newcomb Baxter Quincy. 

ii N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. 
Alexander Cullen Birnie Ludlow. 

Mrs. Clark's. $. 2. K. Y. M. C. A. Class Foot-Ball Team, Class Foot-Ball Manager, 

Foot-Ball Director. 
Thomas Herbert Charmbury Amherst. 

Home. Q. T. V. Orchestra, Class Secretary, Class Base-Ball Captain. 
Clifford Gay Clark Sunderland. 

Willis Sikes Fisher Ludlow. 

15 N. C. 4>. 2. K. Y. M. C. A. Class Treasurer. 
George Caleb Hubbard North Amherst. 

Henry Holt Amherst. 

Home. <£. 2. K. Class Base-Ball Manager. 
Willard Quincy Kinsman Ipswich. 

3 S. C. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. Class Captain. 
Alexander Montgomery, Jr Natick. 

2 S. C. C. S. C. Director Reading-Room Association. 
John Peter Nickerson West Harwich. 

27 N. C. Q. T. V. 
George Harris Austin Thompson Clinton. 

27 N. C. Q. T. V. N. H. S. Class Polo Captain. Athletic Director, Class Sergeant 

at Arms. 
Herbert Raymond Wolcott Amherst. 

Home. <£. 2. K. Class President. 
Randall Duncan Warden Roxbury. 

D. K. Bangs'. <i>. 2. K. Class Base-Ball Captain, Base-Ball Director. 
Samuel William Wiley Amherst. 

Home. I). G. K. Tennis Director, Class Vice-President, 
George Henry Wright South Deerfield. 

5 S. C. <£>. 2. K. Class Foot-Ball Captain, Class Historian. 





1 P from noisy city streets, and from the quiet plain, 

The verdant tide of Freshmen has risen once again ; 
They come from care of parents, from sister's fond embrace, 
With footsteps slow and faltering, to run the college race. 

Fooled by wily Sophomores, they soon begin to see 

Things are not exactly what they often seem to be ; 

They hear strange sounds ; mysterious signs, discovered here and there, 

Warn them that in midnight hours of " Owls " they must beware. 

Tricked again, they stand alone beneath North College stair, 
Waiting patiently to find the elevator there. 

Reaching Hamp, they see the sights ; 'tis late e'er they get back, 
And set their boots outside the door for Canavan to black. 

Now, ere long, the gentle goat, with his attendance kind, 
Drives all thoughts of other things out of the Freshman's mind ; 
Fellowship with loyal hearts, the finding of new friends, 
Brings sweet content, and to his life a new found pleasure lends. 

Thus the path of college life is often smoother made, 
And the sure foundation stones of future greatness laid ; 
Fighting battles all alone, on self he must depend, 
And finds that honest, faithful work in true success will end. 


Class Colors. 

Brown and Gold. 

Class Yell. 

Boom-a-laka ! Boom-a-laka ! Siss-boom-ah ! Ric-a-raka 

Rah! Rah! Rah! 

Ninety-seven ! 

®l&3;3 !^i#rH+ 

YEAR has passed since we first entered these classic walls, and it becomes 

our duty for the second time to send a communication to the Index. 

As Freshmen we were a success in every way, and wishing to make our 

class immortal in the college, we resolved to win all the class contests, but before 

our plans had matured the games had been played, and I fail to remember of our 

winning a single one 

We accomplished a great deal, however, when we eluded the vigilance of '96, 
according to the newspaper reports, and arriving in Springfield without losing a 
man. We met in the banquet hall, after having spent a pleasant afternoon in 
the Springfield Armory, and enjoyed a feast fit for the gods. After making night 
hideous with our yells and songs, we retired, and our Freshman days were o'er. 


We began our Sophomore year with resolutions similar to those of our Fresh- 
man year, and like those resolutions they have availed us nothing, for in the 
rope-pull contest between '97 and '98, the latter won by a few inches. " Soc " 
said he could n't help it, so we will have to let it go. 

One morning, early in October, we started for Mt. Holyoke and the Notch. 
Going up to the Prospect House, we viewed the magnificent scenery which lay 
stretched out before us. After seeing everything possible, we took lunch and 
started for the Notch, where we found many valuable specimens. We arrived 
home about six o'clock after having a most delightful ride, and a very fine lime. 

Our class excels all others in one particular at least. What other class has a 
Barry, the son of an alderman ; a Cheney, who can sing, play the banjo, walk, 
high kick, and who will make the college base-ball team next year; or a Pop 
Millard, the last end of a misspent life ? We have also in our class something 
which no class has ever had before, and which no class will ever have hereafter, 
a Cap Colby ! 

Do not think for a moment that we are good for nothing, for we have men 
on the Glee Club, Band, and the Foot-ball Eleven, and hope to see several on the 
Base-ball Team. 

Classmates, do not be disheartened by this tale, but strive all the more 
earnestly and zealously to reach the top of the ladder, and to get the most good 
from our college course, so as to be prepared to meet the world half-way in our 
future life. E. 


Sophomore Glass. 


President, James Lowell Bartlett. 

Vice-President, Frederick White Barclay. 
Secretary, George Albert Drew. 

Treasurer, Frederick William Colby. 

Class Captain, Herbert Julius Armstrong. 
Historian, John Albert Emrich. 


Harry Francis Allen Northboro. 

Mr. Shepardson's. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. 

John William Allen Northboro. 

Mr. Shepardson's. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. 

Herbert Julius Armstrong Sunderland. 

10 X. C. $. 2. K. Y. M. C. A. Class Captain. 

Frederick White Barclay Kent, Connecticut. 

7 N. C. C. S. C. Class Vice-President. Secretary, W. I. L. S. Captain Class Foot- 
Ball Team, '97 Index Board. 

John Marshall Barry Boston. 

9 S. C. Director N. H. S. W. I. L. S. Press Club. Business Manager '97 Index. 
Corporal Co. D. 

James Lowell Bartlett Salisbury. 

Stockbridge House. Q. T. V. Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. Class President. Editor-in- 
Chief '97 Index. Aggie Life. (1). 

Liberty Lyon Cheney Southbridge. 

28 N. C. Q. T. V. W. I. L. S. 

Lafayette Franklin Clark West Brattleboro. Vt. 

29 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. Glee Club. First Prize Fowler Four (1). Reading- 
Room Association. 

Frederick William Colby Boston. 

18 S. C. D. G. K. N. H. S. Class Treasurer. Class Polo Team. 
Maurice Elmer Cook Shrewsbury. 

25 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. 


George Albert Drew Westford. 

13 N. C. $. 2. K. Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. N. H. S. Class Secretary. 
John Richmond Eddy Roxbury. 

7 N. C. <i>. 2. K. W. I. L. S. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Class Polo Team. College 

Eleven (2). Glee Club. Fowler Four. Class Base-Ball Team. Band. 
John Albert Emrich Amherst. 

Mrs. Gilbert's. Q. T. V. N. H. S. Class Historian. Class Base-Ball Team. 
Percy Fletcher Felch Worcester. 

27 N. C. C.S.C. Y. M. C.A. 
Charles Ignatius Goessmann Amherst. 

Home. D. G. K. N. H. S. - Class Base-Ball Captain. Artist '97 Index Board. 2nd. 

Prize Fowler Four. Corporal Co. A. 
Herbert Frank Howe North Cambridge. 

Mrs. Clark's. Q. T. V. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Class Polo Team. Class Base-Ball 

Team. College Organist. 
Charles Austin King East Taunton. 

22 N. C. Q. T. V. W. I. L. S. Y. M. C. A. '97 Index Board. Corporal Co. B. 
George Davidson Leavens Pawtucket, R. I. 

Mrs. Clark's. •£. 2. K. Y. M. C. A. Glee Club. '97 Index Board. Corporal Co. C. 
Frank Cowperthwaite Millard . . North Egremont. 

1. N. C. Y. M C. A. 
Charles Ayer Norton Lynn, 

14S.C. <i>. 2. K. Y. M. C. A. Class Base-Ball Team. Glee Club. Athletic Director. 

Fowler Four. Corporal Co. C. 
Allen March Nowell Winchester. 

6 S. C. C. S. C. N. H. S. Tennis Director. Polo Director. Captain Polo Team. 

Class Base-Ball Team. 

Clayton Franklin Palmer Stockbridge. 

6 S. C. C. S. C. N. H. S. 
Charles Adams Peters Greendale. 

25 N. C. C. S. C. '97 Index Board. Class Base-Ball Team. 
Carleton Farrar Sherman Jamaica Plain. 

10 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. 
Phillip Henry Smith South Hadley. 

13 N. C. <i>. 2. K. N. H. S. Y. M. C. A. 
Thomas Francis Walsh North Amherst. 

Home. Class Base-Ball Team. Class Polo Team. 



Class Colors. 

Purple and Buttercup Yellow. 

Class Yell. 

Hiyi-Hiyi ! Rah-rah-rix ! Boom-a-raka ! Boom-a-raka ! '96 

^TTVOR the third time during our college course are we called upon to give an 
J_ account of ourselves, and we do so gladly, feeling that our record for the 
past year and a half is one to which we can ever point with pride and delight. 
In our contests with '97 we worsted them at every point. In the rope-pull we 
had to pull two classes ; but in spite of this Ave gathered in twenty-one feet of 
their rope ; in fact all Leamy had to do was to take up the slack. When you 
come to take into account " the uneven and stony nature of the ground " you can 
understand how great a victory was there. 

In the foot-ball game we whitewashed them by a score of thirty-six points, four 

more than were piled up against us the year before by '95. In polo we had some 
doubts as to the result, but succeeded in winning two to one. In base-ball we 
played an errorless game and defeated them 12 to o. 

The best of these contests was that they were won in a fair and square manner. 
Both classes tried to do what was right ; and however great might have been the 
enthusiasm shown or disappointment felt there was no ill feeling over the results. 

In college athletics we have made a good showing, having furnished four men 
for the base-ball team, and six for the 'Varsity eleven ; all of whom have reflected 
credit on themselves and their class. 

Our most desperate struggle was in the classroom with mathematics. The 
captain of the opposing side did his best to wipe us out, but although thirteen of 
our men were wounded, we came out victorious in the end. 

This year we are resting on our laurels and the conscious joy that we are upper 
classmen. Upper classmen ! Ah ! how we have looked forward to the time 
when we might claim for ourselves this proud distinction ; and yet, now that we 
have attained the honor, we could almost wish we were freshmen again. We are 
more than half-way along our college course ; and almost before we know it we 
shall be bidding good-by to dear old Aggie, and parting, perhaps forever, from 
many who will have been our dearest friends. In spite of the obstacles we have 
had to surmount and the disappointments we have suffered, there has been so 
much of joy and pleasure in our college days that we could almost wish to live 
them over again. But there is but little room for such sentimentality amid the 
stern realities of this life. Our duty lies plainly before us, and may we so per- 
form it that when the time comes, as soon it will come, when we must bid fare- 
well to our Alma Mater, we shall be worthy of that greatest of all praise, " Well 
done, good and faithful servants." H. 

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junior Class. 


President, Herbert Warren Rawson. 

Vice-President, Frank Porter Washburn. 
Secretary, Harry Howard Roper. 
Treasurer, Asa Stephen Kinney. 

Historian, Ralph Lyon Hayward. 

Sergeant-at-Arms, Robert Parker Nichols. 

Class Captain, Patrick Arthur Leamy. 

Foot-Ball Captain, Albin-Maximillian Kramer. 

Base-Ball Captain, Patrick Arthur Leamy. 
Polo Captain, James Laird Marshall. 


Horace Clifton Burrington Charlemont. 

13 S. C. S.2.K. Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. Manager of the Boarding Club. College 
Eleven (1, 2 and 3). Secretary and Treasurer of Athletic Association. Western Alumni 
Four (1). Class Base-Ball Team. '96 Index Board. Sergeant Co. A. 

Frank Lemuel Clapp Dorchester. 

D. K. Bangs'. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. Western Alumni Four (1). Editor-in-Chief 
'96 Index Board. Color Corporal. 

Allen Bradford Cook Petersham.. 

2 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. Band Corporal. 

Frank Edmund De Luce Warren. 

14 S. C. <t>. 2. K. Western Alumni Four (2). Reading Room Director. Sergeant- 

Harry Taylor Edwards Chesterfield.. 

6 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. Tennis Director. Class Base-Ball Team. 
Sergeant Co. A. 

Peter Stephenson Whitcomb Fletcher Middleboro.. 

32 N. ^C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. Secretary and Treasurer of Tennis. 
Association. Armorer. 


Josiah Elton Green Spencer. 

Q. T. V. 

James Fabens Hammar Swampscott. 

2 N. C. C. S. C. 

Walter Benjamin Harper Wakefield. 

7 S. C. Q. T. V. Class Base-Ball Team. Polo Team. College Eleven (3). First 
Sergeant and Band Leader. 

Ralph Lyon Hayward Uxbridge. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. W. I. L. S. N. H. S. Editor of Aggie Life (1. 2 and 3). 
Class Historian. '96 Index Board. Athletic Director. First Sergeant Co. D. 

Benjamin Kent Jones Middlefield. 

12 N. C. C. S. C. Corresponding Secretary of Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. Sergeant Co. B. 

Asa Stephen Kinney Worcester. 

15 S. C. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. N. H. S. Class Treasurer. Drum 

Albin Maximillian Kramer . ■ Clinton. 

Stock-bridge House. Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. N. H. S. Class Foot-Ball Captain. 
Corporal Co. C. 

Patrick Arthur Leamy Petersham. 

4 S. C. Q. T. V. W. I. L. S. N. H. S. Secretary and Treasurer Base-Ball Asso- 
ciation. College Nine (1 and 2). Class Base-Ball Captain. Class Captain. Western 
Alumni Four (1 and 2). Editor Aggie Life (2 and 3). President Republican Club. 
Business Manager '96 Index. First Sergeant Co. A. 

James Laird Marshall ' Lancaster. 

Plant House. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. Polo Director. Class Polo Captain. Class 
Base-Ball Team. Foot-Ball Director. College Eleven (2 and 3). College nine (2). 
Corporal Co. A. 

Henry Ward Moore Worcester. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Treasurer of W. I. L. S. Polo Director. Class Polo 
Team. Sergeant Co. C. 

Robert Parker Nichols Norwell. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. Class Base-Ball Team. Class Sergeant-at- 
Arms. College Eleven (3). Boarding Club Director. First Sergeant Co. B. 

Charles Allen Nutting North Leominster. 

13 S. C. $. 2. K. Y. M. C A. N. H. S. Class Polo Team. Corporal Co. A. 


William Lewis Pentecost Worcester. 

15 S. C. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. Vice-President of W. I. L. S. N. H. S. Boarding 
Club Director. '96 Index Board. Sergeant Co. C. 

Erford Wilson Poole North Dartmouth. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. W. I. L. S. Artist '96 Index Board. Color Corporal. 

Isaac Chester Poole North Dartmouth. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Corporal Co. C. 

Herbert Warren Rawson Arlington. 

16 S. C. $. 2. K. Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. Secretary and Treasurer N. H. S. 
Business Manager Glee Club. Class President. Class Polo Team. Class Base-Ball 
Team. Color Sergeant. 

Frederick Henry Read Wilbraham. 

9 N. C. $. 2. K. Y. M. C. A. Base-Ball Director. Class Base-Ball Team. College 
Nine (1 and 2). First Sergeant Co. C. 

Harry Howard Roper Hubbardston. 

12 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. Secretary and Treasurer Reading-Room 
Association. Editor Aggie Life (2 and 3). Western Alumni Four (2). Class Secretary. 
'96 Index Board. Band. 

Seijiro Saito Numero, Japan. 

1 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. Class Photographer. Corporal Co. B. 

Salome Sastre De Veraud Tabasco, Mexico. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Western Alumni Four (1 and 2). Corporal Co. D. 

Merle Edgar Sellew East Longmeadow. 

17 S. C. <£. S. K. College Electrician. Sergeant Co. B. 

Frederick Bridgman Shaw Amherst. 

9 S. C. D. G. K. Class Polo Team. Class Base-Ball Team. College Eleven (2 and 3). 
Sergeant Co. D. 

Newton Shultis Medford. 

18 S. C. D. G. K. Y. M. C A. W. I. L. S. N. H. S. Quartermaster. Sergeant. 

George Tsuda Tokio, Japan. 

Stockbridge House. <£. S. K. Y. M. C. A. Corporal Co. B. 

Frank Porter W t asheurn North Perry, Me. 

16 S. C. $. 2. K. Y. M. C. A. Director N. H. S. Secretary and Treasurer Foot-Ball 
Association. College Eleven (3). Class Vice-President. '96 Index Board. Sergeant 
Co. D. 


Sn Omnia Paratus. 

/^\LASSMATES, as the southern eagle 
\^ Wings his flight o'er sea and land, 

As the North wind from our mountains 

Brings down leaves on every hand, 
So the years of Youth are passing 

Swiftly by to ne'er return, 
So our college days are fleeting, 

While we work, or play, or learn. 

Two long years and more we 've striven 

For the honor of our class, 
Worked to make her always foremost, 

Keep her so as time should pass. 
'Tis not a path of thornless roses 

We have trod from first to last : 
Countless trials and disasters 

We have overcome and passed. 

In the class room, on the campus, 

You may find our gallant band 
Working for our well-loved College ; 

Not alone for class we stand. 
When the gods of war and victory 

On Aggie's flag their pleasure fix, 
Who so quick to show their interest 

As the Class of Ninety-six ? 

O 'er our mountains and our valley 

Swift the seasons roll along, 
Soon with swelling hearts of sorrow 

We shall sing our parting song. 
Let us then improve our chances, 

Quickly e'er they pass away, 
Be a band of loyal comrades, 

Help each other's onward way. 



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ONCE more the fleeting months in their headlong course complete the circle of the 
year and another September with its balmy breezes and golden harvests has called 
us back to our college work, and we are Seniors. 

This is the last time we shall be called upon to send a communication to the Index, 
and it is with a feeling of sadness that we now make our final appearance. How could 
it be otherwise, when we think of the happy hours we have spent in the class-room, of 
the pleasant gatherings in which we have participated, the contests on the campus, the 
victories and defeats we have experienced. All these have now passed into history, and 
the time will soon come when we ourselves, like our predecessors, will go out from the 
sheltering arms of our Alma Mater and, as a class, be known only by dim historical 

Mingled with feelings of sadness come also feelings of satisfaction, when we think of 
the work we have accomplished, of the books we have mastered, and of the hard grind 
of study now so nearly over. Surely we ought to be prepared to enroll ourselves among 
the world's workers. 

The degree to which a class is historic is measured by its patriotic contributions to 
the college and its welfare; therefore '95 is truly a historic class. Have not "Bobby," 


" Sully," " Stubby," and "Edile " contributed greatly to the glory of Aggie on the base- 
ball field? Are not "Jasper," " Fairy," Warren, Ballou, and " Charlie " worthy foot-ball 
men? Cannot Wright and "Dan" run to beat the cars? Did not "Fairy" break the 
record on the pole vault and " Charlie " throw the hammer almost out of sight Field 
Day? and is not Stephen Peter the college athlete? These are some examples of 
individual ability, but what have we done as a class ? 

Freshman Year. — Not much of interest occurred in this year. We did, however, 
institute a reform Freshman Night which made it the gala event of the whole year. 
We presume that '96 and '97 were heartily in favor of this change, as they followed our 
example. We won from '94 in base-ball, but lost to them in foot-ball and rope-pull. 

Sophomore Year. — This year was characterized by victories in athletic contests. 
We met '96 on the campus, won the rope which decorates our rooms, and carried off 
the laurels in base-ball and foot-ball. A little grove in the ravine and a class tree stand 
like milestones to mark the progress of our college course. Sophomore Mountain Day 
is another event which will always call to mind pleasant memories. This period of our 
college course passed rapidly away, and before we were aware of it the Juniors' seats in 
Chapel were vacated for us. 

Junior Year. — This was, perhaps, the most eventful year of our college course. It 
makes all of us smile when we think of the sleigh-ride to De(a)rfield and the gathering 
of all the fair maidens of the historic town under one roof. Oh, how they sang! We 
will never forget it. The Junior trip was a great success, and '95 will always be firm 
friends of Dr. Fisher and Mr. Andrews. 

We would not fail to mention here that the flowers in our pathway have had their 
share of thorns. For instance, one unlucky morning the prize speakers were chosen, 
and of course it was their duty to " set up " the class, so we adjourned to J's for refresh- 
ments. Ten, twenty, thirty minutes passed very rapidly, and we had almost forgotten 
that there was such a thing as recitations, when some one suggested that we had better 
adjourn; so, with hands full of J's best, we hied ourselves over to the " Chem. Lab." 
(laboratory) a full half-hour late. I forbear to tell the rest, it was too humiliating. 

Senior Year. — The Freshman's ideal of all human honor, dignity, and happiness. 
At its beginning, one of the many questions which confronted us was, "What studies 
shall we elect?" This was not an easy one for some of us, for we were ambitious. 
One of our number thought he could carry six electives and run a soda fountain, but 


most of us had to be content with three. This question is now settled, and more serious 
ones occupy our minds. The time is rapidly approaching when we shall enter the wide, 
wide world in quest of fame and fortune. As we look back over the happy days we 
have spent in this pleasant valley, the thought that we are so soon to pass from this 
scene of action almost draws the pensive tear. 

Dear fellows, for four happy years we have stood together, and now we must part. 
We now turn our steps from these classic (?) shades to that unknown future where we 
must encounter trials and meet with a real life of which we have known little in our 
happy college days at M. A. C. Success, failure — which awaits us? The future alone 
will reveal. Up to this time we have been rehearsing the great drama of life; now we 
must draw the curtain and play our parts before the gaze of the whole world. Wherever 
our lot is cast, let us be loyal citizens and hold high the standard of M. A. C. L. 

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Senior Class. 


President, A. F. Burgess. 

Vice-President, A. B. Smith. 

Secretary-Treasurer, H. B. Read. 

Class Captain, H. S. Fairbanks. 

Historian, C. B. Lane. 


Henry Arthur Ballou West Fitchburg. 

5 N. C. Q. T. V. College Eleven (4). Captain Co. A. 

Waldo Lewis Bemis Spencer. 

5 N. C. Q. T. V. First Lieutenant. Assistant Instructor in Signalling. 

George Austin Billings • South Deerfield. 

20 N. C. C. S. C. N. H. S. Second Lieutenant Co. D. 

William Clay Brown Peabody. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. Glee Club. Director Polo Association. 
First Lieutenant Commanding the Band. 

Albert Franklin Burgess Rockland. 

8 S. C. <i>. S. K. Y. M. C. A. Class President. Glee Club. College Nine (2 and 3 ). 

Edile Hale Clark Spencer. 

4S.C. Q.T. V. Flint Six. College Nine (1, 2 and 3). Director Base-Ball Association. 
First Lieutenant and Adjutant. 

Robert Allen Cooley South Deerfield. 

Mr. Gilbert's. <i>.2.K. Y. M. C. A. Flint Six. Editor Aggie Life. ( 3 and 4 ). '95 
Index Board. First Lieutenant and Assistant Instructor in Musketry. 

Charles Winfred Crehore Chicopee. 

8 S. C. <i>. 2. K. Director Polo Association. College Eleven (3 and 4). First Lieu- 
tenant Co. B. 


Charles Morrison Dickinson Park Ridge, 111. 

Tower. Q. T. V. Director N. H. S. 

Herbert Stockwell Fairbanks Amherst. 

D. G. K. Class Captain. College Eleven (3 and 4). Director Foot-Ball Association. 
First Lieutenant Co. D. 

Thomas Patrick Foley Natick. 

29 N. C. C. S. C. W. I. L. S. First Prize Flint Six. '95 Index Board. Editor 

Aggie Life (2, 3 and 4). Secretary and Treasurer Press Club. First Lieutenant and 

Harold Locke Frost Arlington. 

Mr. Gilbert's. <i>. 2. K. President Y. M. C. A. President N. H. S. Vice-President 
Republican Club. Class Polo Captain. Business Manager '95 Index Board. Business 
Manager Base-Ball Team. Second Lieutenant Co. A. 

Herbert Daniel Hemenway Barre. 

21 N. C. C. S. C. Treasurer Y. M. C. A. Class Foot-Ball Captain. 

John Horace Jones Pelham. 

32 X. C. Band. 

Robert Sharp Jones Dover. 

10 S. C. <i>. 2. K. President Athletic Association. College Nine (2 and 3). Treasurer 
Republican Club. Captain Co. C. 

Shiro Kuroda Japan. 

11 S. C. P. S. K. Y. M. C. A. Artist '95 Index Board. 

Clarence Bronson Lane Killingworth, Conn. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Class Historian. Flint Six. '95 Index Board. Y.M.C.A. 
Editor in Chief Aggie Life. ( 2, 3 and 4 ). Second Lieutenant Co. B. 

Henry Waldo Lewis Rockland. 

1 1 S. C. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. 

Jasper Marsh Danvers Centre. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Treasurer Democratic Club. Secretary and Treasurer 
Boarding Club. '95 Index Board. College Eleven (3 and 4). Captain College Eleven (4). 

Walter Levi Morse Middleboro. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. Business Manager Aggie Life. First Lieu- 
tenant Co. C. 


Daniel Charles Potter . Fairhaven. 

24 N. C. W. I. L. S. C. S. C. President Reading-Room Association. Vice-President 
N. H. S. President Press Club. '95 Index Board. Second Prize Flint Six. 

Henry Blood Read Westford. 

10 S. C. <f>. 2. K. College Nine (1, 2 and 3). College Eleven (4). First Lieutenant 
and Fire Marshal. 

Wright Asahel Root Deerfield. 

5 S. C. 4?. 2. K. Y. M. C. A. Director Reading-Room Association. Second Lieu- 
tenant Co. C. 

Arthur Bell Smith North Hadley. 

Tower. Q. T. V. Y. M. C. A. President Tennis Association. Leader Glee Club. 

Clarence Linden Stevens Sheffield. 

21 N. C. Tennis Director. Class Base-Ball Captain. 

Maurice John Sullivan Amherst. 

Home. President Base-Ball Association. College Nine (2 and 3). Captain College 
Nine. Captain Co. B. 

Frederick Clinton Tobey West Stockbridge. 

6 S. C. C. S. C. N. H. S. Vice-President Y. M. C A. President W. I. L. S. Editor 
in Chief '95 Index Board. Aggie Life. (4). 

Stephen Peter Toole Amherst. 

Home. Director Athletic Association. College Eleven (3 and 4). Class Athletic Cap- 
tain. First Lieutenant Co. A. 

Frank Lafayette Warren Shirley. 

Tower. Q. T. V. President Foot-Ball Association. College Eleven (3 and 4). Man- 
ager College Eleven (3 and 4). Flint Six. Captain Co. D. 

Edward Albert White Fitchburg. 

Plant House. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. Glee Club. 


Tu>o gears' Course. 


Class Colors. 

Dark Eminence and Orange. 

Class Yell. 

Boom-a-raka ! Boom-a-raka ! Boom-a-raka-rix ! Two-year ! Two-year ! '96 ! 


EING forewarned of the fate, of the First Year men, last year, we early 
'decided to organize as a class and elect our own officers. Although 
organized as a separate class we have agreed to unite with the Freshmen in 

During the early part of the term we had a friendly brush with the Second 
Year men on the Botanic walk, but which class came out ahead was hard to 
decide, as men from both classes went down in the struggle that followed. 

As a class we are well represented in the Glee Club and other college organ- 
izations, and if reports are true, there are a few of our men who have been 
initiated into the mysteries of the "Owl Club." Whether this was from a desire 
of their own or not we are unable to say. 

Many of our class have already shown an interest in the various college sports, 
and we feel sure that the Two Years' Class of '96 will do its share in promoting 
the welfare of athletics. 

We have entered upon our duties here, realizing as many of us do, that it is 
our final preparation for future usefulness, and feeling that we should make the 
best of our time and opportunities, so that, in after years, when we look back upon 
our college life, we can truthfully say that our time and labor has been well spent. 
Now classmates let us keep ever in mind that " as the labor, so the reward," and 
press boldly on, doing faithfully whatever we undertake, for thereby we shall 
gain respect and be better prepared to fill our place in the ranks of actual life. 


Thirst ^ectr Class. 


President, John Alden Davis. 

Vice-President, Frederick Eugene Barrett. 
Secretary, Henry Simpson Rowe. 

Treasurer, Elwyn Winslow Capen. 

Historian, Frederick Eugene Barrett. 
Serjeant-at-Arms, Williams Eaton. 

Class Captain, Robert Parker Coleman. 

Poet-Ball Captain, Alfred Dewing Gile. 

Base-Ball Captain, Elwyn Winslow Capen. 


Harvey Robbins Atkins North Amherst. 


Leon Rutherford Alexander East Northfield. 

15 N. C. C. S. C. 

Frederick Eugene Barrett Framingham. 

17 S. C. D. G. K. Class Vice-President. Class Historian. 

Claude Addison Blair Amherst. 

Boarding House. 

Ysidro Herrera Canto Cansahcal, Yucatan, Mexico. 

Mr. Nash's. D. G. K. 

Elwyn Winslow Capen Stoughton. 

12 S. C. Q. T. V. Y. M. C. A. Class Treasurer. Foot-Ball Captain. 

Robert Parker Coleman West Pittsfield. 

2 S. C. C. S. C. Class Captain. . 

Howard Scholes Courtney Attleboro. 

14 N. C. C. S. C. 

Alfred Clifton Crook Portland, Me. 

Boarding House. 


John Alden Davis East Longmeadow. 

12 S. C. D. G. K. Class President. Reading-Room Director. 

Harry Porter Dickinson Sunderland. 


Williams Eaton North Middleboro. 

23 N. C. Y. M. C. A. Class Sergeant-at-Arms. 

Alfred Dewing Gile . Worcester. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Class Foot-Ball Captain. Athletic Director. 

Alfred Glynn Amherst. 


Leon Emery Lincoln Taunton. 

11 N. C. Q. T. V. Y. M. C. A. 

Lorenzo Manzanilla Montore Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. 

Mr. Nash's. D. G. K. 

George Walter Pasell New Bedford. 

14 N. C. D. G. K. 

Percy Colton Roberts North Amherst. 

Home. Band. 

Henry Simpson Rowe South Deerfield. 

20 N. C. Class Secretary. 

Benjamin Steadman Chicopee. 

D. K. Bangs. 

Charles Ernest Tisdale North Amherst. 



Tu>o gears' Course. 

Class Colors. 

Light Green and Lavender. 

Class Yell. 

Rah-rix-rive ! Rah-rix-rive ! Two-year ! Two-year ! '95 ! 


IT is with pleasure that we, the pioneer class of the Two Years' Course, again 
contribute to the Index the history of the class for the past year. Although 
some of our members have dropped from the ranks for various reasons, and 
although we have been subject to many difficulties because of our peculiar- 
position in the College curriculum, yet we hope to have proved to those in- 
terested in the college, that the Two Years' Course is a success in the fullest 
sense of the word. 

It is customary in class histories to boast of the glorious victories in class con- 
tests, of noble deeds and thrilling exploits. Because of the injustice which pre- 
vents us from taking part in the contests between the underclassmen of the 
regular course, we have no such records to offer. However, we are certain that 
whenever the opportunities come, whether in this class or in subsequent ones, 
the men of the Two Years' Course will prove to be as capable of working and 
fighting for the honor of the class as are the men of any other class. 

In the athletic meets during the past winter, some of the class entered and 
secured a number of points. Especially would we remind the college of the time 
when, in the great wrestling match, our David overthrew the mighty Goliath of 


the Philistines. We hope to be able to become more of a factor in the athletics 
of the coming winter. 

All this shows what we can do, and what we will do if we are given equal 
privileges with the other underclassmen. 

In closing, we can truly say that no member of our class will ever be sorry that 
he came to the Massachusetts Agricultural College, and that we, as a class, will 
always remain true and loyal to her. 

Second ^ear Class. 


President, Elisha Aaron Bagg. 

Vice-President, Frank Eaton Sweetser. 

• Secretary and Treasurer, Arthur Edwin Button. 

Class Captain, Frank Eaton Sweetser. 

Historian, Harold Everett Stearns. 



Elisha Aaron Bagg West Springfield. 

i S. C." Q. T. V. Y. M. C. A. Class Foot-Ball Captain. 
Dan Ashley Beaman Leverett. 

Charles Wesley Delano North Duxbury. 

23 N. C. Y. M. C. A. 

Arthur Edwin Dutton • Chelmsford. 

Stockbridge House. Y. M. C. A. W. I. L. S. 
William Anson Hooker , Amherst. 

Earnest Eugene Kinsman Heath. 

28 N. C. Q. T. V. Athletic Director. 
Benjamin Willard Rice Northboro. 

Mr. Shepardson's. Y. M. C. A. 
Harry Robinson Sherman Dartmouth. 

3 S. C. Y. M. C. A. 
Harold Everett Stearns Conway. 

1 S. C. D. G. K. W. I. L. S. Y. M. C. A. 
Frank Eaton Sweetser ' Danvers. 

6 N. C. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. 
Fred Alvin Tisdale North Amherst. 

Fred Gage Todd Boxford. 

24 N. C. Q. T. V. W. I. L. S. Y. M. C. A. 

William Benjamin Wentzell Amherst. 




S time goes by and we grow wise each day, 
Gathering gems of thought which come our way, 
Some melancholy facts we often find, 
Which much disturb the tranquil student mind. 

Professors' ways, we early learned to see, 
Sometimes are not just as they ought to be ; 
We found, while paying for our rooms and books, 
That Mills are built on streams instead of Brooks. 

Each year, grave questions rising to be solved, 
Both Chemistry and Botany involved; 
Comparing elements with plants we 've known, 
We find that Flint is harder far than Stone. 

As quiet evening falls, and lamps are lit, 
With Vet. and Insect notes around, we sit, 
And find, though hard at work we try to keep, 
A Pa(i)ge of these soon Lulls us off to sleep. 

Events like these which happen every day, 
Sweep underclassman's tide of joy away, 
The Walker on the road to wisdom finds 
In college life a large per cent of grinds. 


T^ Captain's Dream. 


x APTAINS, bring your companies to parade rest." 
^^/ The adjutant's voice rang out sharp and clear. For the last time, 
John Carroll, Cadet Captain, Co. A, turns to give the necessary order. 

"A, company, parade rest." 

A moment later, the entire command is motionless. With eyes straight to the 
front, gloved hands firmly grasping rifle-barrels, the M. A. C. battalion stands as 
one man while the band marches down the long line and back again. John 
Carroll, standing before his company, watches the crowd that lines the walk 
between South College and the Drill Hall. It is Tuesday afternoon of Com- 
mencement week, and for over an hour his classmates have marched the battalion 
up and down the Campus — the last drill of the year. In a few minutes all will 
be over, his career as a captain will be ended, and with a military diploma in his 
hand he will give his sword to a Junior. 

The band has once more taken its position. The adjutant walks jauntily to 
the front of the battalion and salutes the commandant. The orders are pub- 
lished, and then the final command given. 

"Officers, to the front and centre, march." 

Down the line the senior officers go, meeting at the centre. Then, as the band 
once more breaks forth, they advance toward the commandant. The diplomas 
are given out, and the companies march away to break ranks. 

That evening, as the crowd was leaving the Chapel after the President's recep- 
tion, Carroll and a few of his brother officers strolled over to South College. 
After some talk upon the events of the week, they separated. Carroll went to 
his room. Before striking a light he went to the open window. Calm and 
peaceful, the beautiful country before him lay bathed in moonlight. Away off 
to the southwest the Holyoke range rose dim and silent, while to the left and 
nearer, a few lights from the town shone into the summer night. 

" A fine evening," murmured Carroll to himself. " I'd like to sit here for an hour 
or two ; 't would be first-rate, but I can't. Tomorrow comes the thesis — " He 
struck a match and lighted his lamp. " Hang the thing, there's hardly any oil in 
it. Well, never mind, perhaps there's enough to last me through this paper." 

As he prepared to go over his commencement thesis, his eye rested upon his 


military diploma, not yet unrolled. He removed the ribbon and glanced over 
the contents. 

"I wonder if I'll ever use this thing?" he asked himself. "What's the good 
of it, anyhow? There'll never be any war, and if there was, and I should enlist, 
I'd probably have to go in the ranks. H'm ! I'd like to know just how many 
captains and lieutenants my class'd furnish. They can do dress parade pretty 
well, but when it comes to charging a modern battery or an earthwork — well, I 
don't believe any certificate would help them." 

Carroll tossed the diploma aside and gave his attention to the thesis. In the 
midst of his work his lamp spluttered once or twice, and then, in a most provok- 
ing way, began slowly to go out. He put up his paper, and, being in no desire 
to continue study, went over to his window. He threw himself back among the 
cushions, and found it very pleasant sitting there listening to the soft rustle of 
the leaves outside. He wished he might sit there all night, but that would be 
bad for his appearance on the commencement stage tomorrow. Presently his 
eye caught sight of an electric light over in " Hamp." The tiny silvery spark 
seemed to fascinate him. It reminded him somehow or other of the heliograph 
practice he had had the other day from the top of Mt. Holyoke. War ! Would 
there ever be another war ? Would any of his classmates be called upon to 
shoulder the rifle ? What would he do if ever ordered to face the death-dealing 
line of a hostile force ? 

Carroll still watched the distant light. Now it would sparkle like some bright 
star, and now it would vanish for a second or two. It held his attention in a 
most amazing manner. Strange ! He had seen that light a hundred times 
before. What was there in it tonight to interest him so specially ? He caught 
himself trying to make out some sort of a signal it was flashing into the darkness; 
as though it were a heliograph. Yes ! it was flashing something, he could read 
it : " Enemy advances over — " 

" Lieutenant, do you make it out?" The colonel bent over Lieut. Carroll's 
shoulder to catch a glimpse of the card upon which Carroll was working. 

" Certainly, sir, — ' Enemy advances over Milton Road.' You see, Colonel, our 
corps signals as I thought. Unless I mistake, they will meet our skirmish line 
in about three hours." 

"You are right, Lieutenant," answered the colonel. "Go back to your com- 
mand and inform the general that everything ought to be held in readiness." 


5 2 

Lieut. Carroll mounted his horse and picked his way to the valley below, and 
as soon as he had reached headquarters reported the advice to his general. 
Carroll was a member of the general's staff. Since early morning he had been 
waiting at the signal station to receive and bear back any news of the approach 
ing enemy. Hardly had he communicated his message to the commanding offi- 
cer, when the order to advance was given. Staff-officers rode away, bearing the 
important news that the enemy were near at hand, and that a general advance of 
the battle line was ordered. Carroll heard the bugles sounding in the fields back 
of the house, and before long the regiments began to pass by and on into the 
opposing woods. And now one hour, two hours, three hours passed, and still 
the companies, battalions, and regiments hurried to the front. 

As Carroll waited upon the little piazza, he watched with much interest the 
thousands of men passing by him. Yes, he had become a soldier, and at this 
very moment was waiting for the opening shot in a battle that he knew would be 
fierce. There ! the pickets on the right had opened fire. It had begun. Soon 
he distinguished the heavier discharges, and he knew that the action had really 
opened. Officers began to flock back from the front, bearing news or asking for 
further orders. Nearer and nearer came the noise of conflict. The enemy were 
pushing them back. Before two hours had passed, Carroll saw that his army 
was being defeated. 

The general, surrounded by most of his staff, came out upon the piazza. 
Through the opening in the woods in front of the headquarters they could see a 
battery unlimbering, 

"They mean to fire upon this house," said the general, quietly surveying the 
distant enemy with his field-glasses. " It looks as though it had gone hard with 
our men." 

Louder grew the crashes of musketry and the roar of cannon. The enemy 
were certainly gaining ground. Carroll saw in dismay the same regiments that 
had marched proudly to the front now retreating in disorder. Everything was 
in confusion. Shells began to crash through the house. In a few moments the 
front line of the enemy would reach them. 

"Gentlemen, we must mount and ride to the rear. It's getting too hot." It 
was the general who spoke. He led the way to the horses hitched to the trees 
at the farther end of the little lawn. 

Carroll was among the last to leave the house. As he crossed the grass plot 
now strewn with pieces of broken timber and fragments of exploded shell, he 


caught a glimpse of the battery as it ceased its deadly fire for a moment or two. 
They were pushing the guns still nearer. A ringing cheer broke out at his right. 
There in full view, charging at a double quick, a regiment was dashing down 
from the house. 

The general and staff-officers had by this time mounted and were galloping 
away. As they disappeared round the corner of the building, the enemy sent a 
volley after them ; another, and yet another. No old-fashioned " Springfields " 
were those, but modern magazine guns. The firing was incessant. 

Carroll saw his horse fall, and before he could reach another near the fallen 
animal, he himself pitched headlong upon the ground. He knew that he was 
hit, but not seriously. He was on his feet in an instant, and hurried back into 
the house. Escape was out of the question now — everything was in the hands 
of the enemy. Well, he would die fighting. He crossed the hall and ascended 
the stairway. Then, drawing his revolver, he waited. With a rush the victors 
poured upon the piazza ; they thronged into the house. Carroll calmly awaited 
his death, for he knew they would fire upon discovering him. He thought of his 
past life — of his college course. Far, far away it all seemed to him now! How 
proud he had been during that last drill on his commencement day ! Little had 
he thought then that he was to die a soldier's death. There ! the enemy saw 
him — five or six of them at once. He fired at the nearest, and killed him. 
The others raised their rifles and took aim. Again Carroll discharged his 
revolver, but with what effect he could not see. There was a loud crash, a 
blinding glare, a fall — 

Carroll opened his eyes. A strange peaceful stillness was around him. There, 
far away on the horizon, the light in " Hamp " was still twinkling. The distant 
wall of the Holyoke range stood out dark and misty in the silvery moonlight. 
The leaves outside his window were rustling as calmly as before. A single 
stroke from the chapel tower sent its clear tone out upon the air. It was one 

" I must have been dreaming:." That was all he said. 


D. G. K. ^Fraternit?. 





Charles Stoughton Crocker. 

Charles Henry Johnson. 


William Clay Brown. 
Clarence Bronson Lane. 
Walter Levi Morse. 
Ralph Lyon Hayward. 
Henry Ward Moore. 
William Lewis Pentecost. 
Isaac Chester Poole. 
Newton Shultis. 
Frederick William Colby. 


Harold Everett Stearns. 
Frederick Eugene Barrett. 
John Alden Davis. 
Lorenzo Manzanilla Montore. 

Herbert Stockwell Fairbanks. 
Jasper Marsh. 
Edward Albert White. 
Asa Stephen Kinney. 
Robert Parker Nichols. 
Erford Wilson Poole. 
Frederick Bridgman Shaw. 
Salome Sastre de Veraud. 
Charles Ignatius Goessmann. 
Samuel William Wiley. 
Frank Eaton Sweetser. 
Ysidro Herrera Canto. 
Alfred Dewing Gile. 
George Walter Pasell. 


$. i. t. 

1869. 1894. 


Massachusetts Agricultural College, i! 


Maine State College, 1874. 


New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, 188 i. 




Q. T. *®. ^Fraternity. 





Henry Darwin Haskins. 
Charles Harland Jones. 

Frank Luman Arnold. 
Frederick Jason Smith. 

Henry Arthur Ballou. 
Edile Hale Clark. 
Arthur Bell Smith. 
Walter Benjamin Harper. 
James Lowell Bartlett. 
John Albert Emrich. 
Charles Austin King. 
John Peter Nickerson. 
Elisha Aaron Bagg. 
Earnest Eugene Kinsman. 


Waldo Lewis Bemis. 
Charles Morrison Dickinson. 
Frank Lafayette Warren. 
Patrick Arthur Leamy. 
Liberty Lyon Cheney. 
Herbert Frank Howe. 
Thomas Herbert Charmbury. 
George Harris Austin Thompson. 
Elwyn Winslow Capen. 
Leon Emery Lincoln. 
Frederick G. Todd. 


ffp iigma $jppe, 

1873. 1894. 


Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1873. 


Union University, Albany, i< 


Cornell University, Ithaca, 1889. 


West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1891. 


Yale University, New Haven, 1893. 



Plii Sigma Kappa. 


Organized 1873. 

Incorporated 1S92. 

William P. Brooks. 
George E. Stone. 


Fred. S. Cooley. 
Ralph E. Smith. 

William A. Kellogg. 

Harry Edward Clark. 
Charles Winfred Crehore. 
Robert Sharp Jones. 
Henry Blood Read. 
Albert Franklin Burgess. 
Frank Edmund De Luce. 
Herbert Warren Rawson. 
Merle Edgar Sellew. 
Frank Porter Washburn. 
George Albert Drew. 
George Davidson Leavens. 
Phillip Henry Smith. 
Henry Day Holt. 
Randall Duncan Warden. 


Charles P. Lounsbury. 


Robert Allen Cooley. 
Harold Locke Frost. 
Shiro Kuroda. 
Wright Asahel Root. 
Horace Clifton Burrington. 
Charles Allen Nutting. 
Frederick Henry Read. 
George Tsuda. 
Herbert Julius Armstrong. 
John Richmond Eddy. 
Charles Ayer Norton. 
Alexander Cullen Birnie. 
Willis Sikes Fisher. 
Herbert Raymond Wolcott. 
George Henry Wright. 



College SH a ^spearecm Club. 



President, Thomas Patrick Foley. 

Vice-President, Frederick Clinton Tobey. 

Corresponding Secretary, Stephen Whitcomb Fletcher. 

Recording Secretary, Lafayette Franklin Clark. 
Treasurer, Benjamin Kent Jones. 

Historian, Charles Adams Peters. 

Herbert Daniel Hemenway, "] 

Harry Howard Roper, y Directors. 

Allen March Nowell, J 


Fred W. Mossman. 


Joseph Birdgeo Lindsey. Henry Martin Thompson. 

Malcolm Austin Carpenter. Robert Ferdinand Pomeroy. 

William Martin Shepardson. 


George Austin Billings. Thomas Patrick Foley. 

Herbert Daniel Hemenway. Daniel Charles Potter. 

Frederick Clinton Tobey. Frank Lemuel Clapp. 

Allen Bradford Cook. Harry Taylor Edwards. 

Stephen Whitcomb Fletcher. James Faben Hammar. 

Benjamin Kent Jones. James Laird Marshall. 

Harry Howard Roper. Seijiro Saito. 

Harry Francis Allen. John William Allen. 

Frederick White Barclay. Lafayette Franklin Clark. 

Robert Parker Coleman. Morris Elmer Cook. 

Percy Fletcher Felch. Allen March Nowell. 

Charles Adams Peters. Carlton Farrar Sherman. 

Leon Rutherford Alexander. Charles Newcomb Baxter. 

Howard Scoles Courtney. Alexander Montgomery. 

Henry Simpson Rowe. 


QL DQoclern Cttiracle. 

Genius Wrested from the Grasp of Death. 

~j "7" NOW all men by these presents, that during the fall of the year 1893, I, 
1 \ Gab Sin Kiro Shiroda, a Mongol-Hebrew student at the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, became afflicted by a hidden and mysterious malady 
of cause unknown. My physician, Dr. Leavens von Puff, declared that it was 
the result of the pernicious habit of early breakfasting ; others attributed it to the 
severe mental exhaustion attendant upon too constant scheming how to live with- 
out labor, to over-training in athletics, and to the prostration consequent upon 
the production of the large number of artistic and original sketches with which 
the '95 Index was illustrated. However obscure the cause the effects were evi- 
dent. I was so nervous that the slightest thing, the sight of a woman, or the 
thought of losing a cent, would cause .my heart to nutter and palpitate. 

I was so dizzy at times that I was obliged to walk backward up and down 
stairs in order to prevent falling. For the same reason I was compelled to de- 
cline the position of centre-rush upon the 'Varsity foot-ball team. Sometimes I 
felt so miserable and desperate that I thought I should either commit suicide or 
take extra work in chemistry. Having exhausted the medical talent of this 
section of the state aud expended a vast amount of gall all to no avail, at the 
advice of my pastor I turned to the proprietary medicines on the market, choosing 
such as seemed the most valuable for my purpose. For three weeks I took 
Mellin's Food, Douglass' Vermifuge, Kendall's Spavin Cure, and Lydia E. 
Pinkham, but grew constantly worse. By this time I was so weakly that I only 
appeared on the Sabbath. I could bear nothing on my stomach, not even my 
gold watch charm. At last I turned to Hood's Sarsaparilla ; and with what sur- 


prising results ! In a week I was a new man. In ten days I gained ten pounds. 
In two weeks my hair grew fourteen inches, and a vigorous pubescence appeared 
on my upper lip and on the palms of my hands. In three weeks I had com- 
menced my favorite pastime of sermonizing, and my head regained its normal 
enlargement. At the end of four weeks I had resumed my occupation of working 
the Sunday Schools, and in six weeks I began once more the reformed heathen 
act, both with marked financial success. After taking twenty-five bottles of your 
medicine I feel that I am wholly cured, and now take every opportunity to recom- 
mend your valuable remedy to all suffering from unknown diseases. 

Yours for ten dollars, 

Gab Sin Kiro Shiroda. 


Amherst, Mass. 
Here personally appeared the above named Gab Sin Kiro Shiroda who de- 
poses and says that the above is the most truthful statement ever made by him, 
and that the same is the result of his own free choice and the hope of a financial 


Sworn to before me : 

Ofermund von Kramer, 

Augsember i, 1894. Justice of the Peace. 


?J^(%V_ \"j7enArteo! Spirit* 

"'fl Good J3otan_y Press 




Corresponding Secretary. 

B. K. Jones. 


H. L. Frost. 


H. D. Hemenway. 

Recording Secretary. 

L. F. Clark. 

E. A. White. 

W. A. Root. 

G. A. Billings. 

R. A. Cooley. 

F. C. Tobey. 




Seijiro Saito. 


Shiro Kuroda. 

Bible Study. 

A. E. Dutton. 

George Tsuda. 

F. C. Millard. 

A. B. Smith. 

C. F. Sherman. 

B. K. Jones. 

^oung Men's Christian Association. 




G. A. Billings. 
R. A. Cooley. 

H. D. Hemenway. 
C. B. Lane. 
F. C. Tobey. 
Seijiro Saito. 
B. K. Jones. 
H. J. Armstrong. 
L. F. Clark. 
F. G. Todd. 
E. A. Bagg. 
W. S. Fisher. 
A. E. Dutton. 

C. F. Sherman. 
H. E. Clark. 
H. L. Frost. 
Shiro Kuroda. 
W..A. Root. 
E. A. White. 
George Tsuda. 
F. W. Barclay. 
G. D. Leavens. 
C. W. Delano. 
W. Eaton. 
H. S. Rowe. 

Associate Members. 

A. F. Burgess. 
W. L. Morse. 
F. L. Clapp. 
H. T. Edwards. 
J. L. Marshall. 
C. A. Nutting. 
H. E. Stearns. 
F. H. Read. 

M. E. Sellew. 
J. W. Allen. 
M. E. Cook. 
J. R. Eddy. 
H. R. Sherman. 
L. R. Alexander. 
W. B. Harper. 
W. O. Kinsman. 
P. H. Smith. 

W. C Brown. 
H. W. Lewis. 
A. B. Smith. 


A. B. Cook. 
S. W. Fletcher. 
R. P. Nichols. 
H. H. Roper. 
H. F. Allen. 
J. L. Bartlett. 
G. A. Drew. 
P. F. Felch. 
F. C. Millard. 
C. W. Baxter. 
E. W. Capen. 
L. E. Lincoln. 
F. E. Sweetser. 


f^ase-f^all (Association. 


Morris J. Sullivan. 

Morris J. Sullivan. 
Edile H. Clark. 



Charles I. Goessmann. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

Patrick A. Leamy. 

Patrick A. Leamy. 
Frederick H. Read. 


Theodore S. Bacon, Manager. 
Patrick A. Leamy, c. 
Henry B. Read, p. 
Morris J. Sullivan, ib. 
Edile H. Clark, 2b. 

Edile H. Clark, Captain. 
Gilbert Day, 3b. 
Frederick H. Read, s. s. 
Robert S. Jones, 1. f. 
Samuel F. Howard, c. f. 

James L. Marshall, r. f. 


A. F. Burgess. 

A. M. Nowell. 


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Sctse-Sall Association. 


April 19, Haydenville Athletic Club vs. Aggie, Amherst, 8-6. 
April 21, Worcester Technology vs. Aggie, Amherst, 6-3. 

April 28, Wesleyan University vs. Aggie, Middletown, Conn., 6-2. 
April 30, Mt. Hermon vs. Aggie, Amherst, 13-10. 

May 5, Boston University Law School vs. Aggie, Amherst, 20-1. 
May 10, Holy Cross vs. Aggie, Amherst, 19-10. 

May 12, Worcester Technology vs. Aggie, Worcester, 1: 



5 0C W: 

Vice-President, D. C. Potter. 


President, H. I,. Frost. 

Secretary and Treasurer, H. W. Rawson. 

C. M. Dickinson. 

C. I. Goessmann. 


R. L. Hayward. 

F. P. Washburn. 
J. M. Barry. 

H. L. Frost. 
D. C. Potter. 
W. L. Morse. 
J. Marsh. 
H. W. Lewis. 
H. W. Rawson. 
F. P. Washburn. 
M. E. Sellew. 
A. S. Kinney. 
C. A. Nutting. 


J. M. Barry. 
P. H. Smith. 

F. W. Colby. 
C. F. Palmer. 
H. Holt. 

G. A. Billings. 
F. C. Tobey. 

C. M. Dickinson. 
H. D. Hemenway. 
R. L. Hayward. 

N. Shultis. 

P. A. Leamy. 

W. L. Pentecost. 

C. I. Goessmann. 

G. A. Drew. 

H. F. Howe. 

G. R. Mansfield. 

A. M. Nowell. 

J. A. Emrich. 

G. H. A. Thompson. 


®asH in 9 ton 3n>ing £iterar? Society. 


Fred. W. Barclay. 



Fred C. Tobey. 


W. L. Pentecost. 



H. W. Moore. 

H. L. Frost. 

A. S. Kinney. 


R. A. Cooley. 
C. B. Lane. 
T. P. Foley. 
H. L. Frost. 
D. C. Potter. 
W. A. Root. 
F. C. Tobey. 

H. C. Burrington. 
A. B. Cook. 

H. T. Edwards. 
R. L. Hayward. 
J. W. Allen. 
J. M. Barry. 
G. A. Drew. 
H. E. Stearns. 
A. E. Dutton. 

B. K. Jones. 
A. S. Kinney. 
P. A. Leamy. 
H. W. Moore. 
W. L. Pentecost. 
E. W. Poole. 
I. C. Poole. 

H. H. Roper. 
S. Saito. 
N. Shultis. 

S. P. W. Fletcher. 
F. W. Barclay. 
J. L. Bartlett. 
J. R. Eddy. 
F. G. Todd. 


^oot-ISall (Association. 



Frank L. Warren. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

Frank P. Washburn. 


Frank L. Warren. 
Frank P. Washburn. 
Charles I. Goessmann. 
E. A. Bagg. 

Herbert S. Fairbanks. 
James L. Marshall. 
Alexander C. Birnie. 
A. D. Gile. 


Manager, Frank L. Warren. Captain, Jasper Marsh. 

Center, H. A. Ballou. Guards, H. B. Read, PI. C. Burrington. 

Tackles, R. E. Smith, H. S. Fairbanks. Ends, J. Marsh, F. L. Warren. 

Qtiarter-Back, W. B. Harper. Half-Backs, C. W. Crehore, J. L. Marshall. 

Fnll-Back, F. P. Washburn. 

Played One or riore Games. 

J. R. Eddy. R. S. Lull. F. B. Shaw. 

R. P. Nichols. S. P. Toole. 


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^oot-Sall (Association. 


Sept. 24. Aggie vs. Amherst, 0-6. 

Oct. 1. Aggie vs. Mt. Hermon, 16-10. 

Oct. 5. Aggie vs. Trinity, 0-10. 

Oct. 12. Aggie vs. Wesleyan University, 10-0. 
Oct. 20. Aggie vs. W. P. I., 0-42. 

Nov. 3. Aggie vs. Williston, 16-0. 




R. S. Jones. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 



S. P. Toole, '95. R. S. Jones, '95. C. A. Norton, '97. 

H. C. Burrington, '96. R. L. Hayward, '96. G. H. A. Thompson, 

A. D. Gile, 1st year. E. E. Kinsman, 2nd year. 


(Jillleiic (Association. 


Relay Race. — Class of '94, 4 minutes, 9 4-5 seconds. 

Mile Run. — H. J. Fowler, '94, 5 minutes, 23 1-5 seconds. 

Half Mile Run. — H. D. Hemenway, '95, 2 minutes, 26 seconds. 

440 Yards Dash. — H. D. Hemenway, '95, 58 2-5 seconds. 

220 Yards Dash. — S. P. Toole, '95, 24 2-5 seconds. 

100 Yards Dash. — S. P. Toole, '95, 10 3-5 seconds. 

25 Yards Dash. — S. Sastre, '96, 3 1-5 seconds. 

Hurdle Race (120 yards, 3 1-2 feet hurdles). — H. S. Fairbanks, '95, 21 seconds. 

Half Mile Walk. — F. L. Warren, '95, 3 minutes, 50 4-5 seconds. 

Running Broad Jump. — S. P. Toole, '95, 18 feet. 

Standing Broad Jump. — S. P. Toole, '95, 9 feet, 7 inches. 

Three Standing Jumps. — S. P. Toole, '95, 28 feet, 10 inches. 

Running Hop, Step and Jump. — S. P. Toole, '95, 40 feet, 10 inches. 

Standing Hop, Step and Jump. — Jos. Baker, '93, 26 feet, 8 inches. 

Running High Jump. — L. Manley, '94, 5 feet, 2 inches. 

Standing High Jump. — L. Manley, '94, 4 feet, 4 inches.- 

Backward Jump. — F. L. Warren, '95, 6 feet, 6 inches. 

Running High Kick. — E. L. Boardman, '94, 8 feet, 3 inches. 

Standing High Kick. — E. L. Boardman, '94, 7 feet, 5 inches. 

One Mile Bicycle Race. — E. A. Bagg, (2 year), '95, 2 minutes, 55 4-5 seconds. 

Putting Shot (16 lb.). — P. E. Davis, '94, 32 feet, 6 inches. 

Throwing Hammer (16 lb.). — C. W. Crehore, '95, 7^ feet. 

Throwing Base Ball. — W. J. Curley, ex-'96, 312 feet. 

Batule Board High Jump. — W. J. Curley, ex-'96, 6 feet, 8 inches. 

Keaciing-Koom (Association. 


President. Secretary and Treasurer. 



D. C. Potter, '95. F. E. DeLuce, '96. 
W. A. Root, '95. H. H. Roper, '96. 

L. F. Clark, '97. A. Montgomery, Jr., '98. 

Ff. R. Sherman, Second year. J. A. Davis, First year. 


Tennis (Association. 


Arthur B. Smith. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

Stephen P. W. Fletcher. 

Clarence L. Stevens. 
Allen F. Nowell. 


William A. Hooker. 

Harry T. Edwards. 
Samuel W. Wiley. 


Polo (Association. 


President. Secretary and Treasurer. 

W. C. Brown. J- L- Marshall. 


C. W. Crehore. J. L. Marshall. A. M. Nowell. 

W. C. Brown. ' H. W. Moore. 

Prof. S) ne S^plctins. 

^-i -i "^HY! I should think anybody could understand that problem; but 


then, if you are so dull that you can't, why I suppose I shall have 
to explain it " (dashes viciously at the blackboard). " Now, we de- 
note this angle as x and this as y — no, we will call this y and this x, or any con- 
venient way, as a and b. Understand ? Catch the idea ? Now it is very evident 
(the class wonders who to) that this is to this as that is to that. Catch the idea ? 
Consequently a is to b as x is to y. — No, a is to y as b is to x. — Well, no — let 
me see — no — yes — a is to x as b is to y, or some such way. Understand ? 
Catch the idea ? Then, of course, it is as plain as the nose on your face — 
understand — that if we draw this line forming the angle P D Q. — Now, Mr. 

H d, what are you grinning about ? Ain't this a serious matter ? I want 

you to get your lessons P D Q after this. Understand? (everybody roars, it 
being the only way they can hope to get 65). " Well, that must be clear to you 
all now, so there is no need of my going any further with the explanation. Do 

you all understand it ? Mr. Ed ds, do you understand my explanation ? 

What ! you don't ? Well, if you haven't got brains enough to understand a clear 
and simple explanation like that, you haven't got enough to understand anything. 
You ought to be ashamed to show your face here. Next time, class, you may 
take the rest of the book ; and you want to look out or I will condition every 
member of the class. Understand ? You are the biggest lot of dullards I ever 
saw. Why, when I was at West Point " (the class goes to sleep). " Any ques- 
tions ? — excused." 

And the class goes out with a clear understanding of the problem, and filled 
with deep thankfulness to the trustees for having provided them with so learned 
and gifted an instructor (?). 


©anted to Knots. 

BOW Nowell keeps through the summer without spoiling. 
How to get a free seat at all the shows. (Ask Barry). 
How Prexy finds out what is going on around college. (Ask Foley). 
Where W. Q. Kinsman got that hat. 
When Cheney's sweater was washed. 
How to live on three cents a day. (Ask De Luce). 
Whether Felch is dead or only sleeping. 
Why " Shep " always appears when least expected. 
Why Howe is always the first man at dinner. 

What Dutton is going to do with the Plant House after he graduates. 
Why Norton doesn't sing when he is in the choir. 
How the giant Sophomore guard plays so good a game and never soils his suit. 

(Ask Leavens). 
Who the pretty little girl is down on East street. (Ask Marshall). 
How much ice Cheney cut in his new military uniform at a dance in Southbridge 

last winter. 
How deep the snow was when Eaton had his foot-ball picture taken last year. 
Who is going to pay for the rope that '97 lost in practice. (Ranney wants to know). 
Where there is a man that knows as much as R. S. Jones. 
Where there is a more popular professor than Flint. 
How Edwards can wear Fweddie Rwead's shirts. 
How A. Courtenay will enjoy reading the '96 Index. 


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Arthur B. Smith. 

Frederick C. Barrett. 
J. Albert Emrich. 

Albert F. Burgess. 
George H. A. Thompson. 

Elisha A. Bagg. 
William C. Brow.v. 

Harry E. Clark. 
Lafayette F. Clark. 


Herbert W. Rawson. 

First Tenor. 

Second Tenor. 

First Bass. 

Second Bass. 

George D. Leavens. 
Jefferson Powers. 

Herbert W. Rawson. 
Edward A. White. 

Arthur B. Smith. 
Charles I. Goessmann. 

John R. Eddy. 
Charles A. Norton. 

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hoarding Club, 



President and Business Manager. 



C. B. Lank. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

Jasper Marsh. 

Fourth Director. 

W. L. Pentecost. 

Fifth Director. 

R. P. Nichols. 

Sixth Director. 

C. A. King. 

Seventh Director. 

F. W. Barclay. 

Ninety=Five Members. 

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C. M. Dickinson. 

CHess Club. 



H. B. Read. 


J. A. Emrich. 


J. M. Barry. 


A. B. Smith. H. W. Moore. 

F. B. Shaw. C. I. Goessmann. 

Fifteen Hembers. 



President, Herbert W. Rawson. 

Vice-President, Ralph L. Hayward. 

Secretary, Frank P. Washburn. 

Treasurer, Asa S. Kinney. 

Walter B. Harper. 


Frederick H. Read. 

Erford W. Poole. 


Press Club. 



D. C. Potter. 

C. B. Lane. 


M. E. Sellew. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

T. P. Foley. 

Executive Committee. 

F. L. Clapp. 


New York Tribune. 
Springfield Republican. 
Northampton Gazette. 
Boston Post. 
Massachusetts Ploughman. 

Boston Journal. 

Boston Globe. 

Boston Herald. 

New England Homestead. 

New England Farmer. 




A. B. Smith. 

Willis S. Fisher. 

First Tenor. 

George D. Leavens. 

Albert F. Burgess. 

Second Tenor. 

Edward A. White. 

William C. Brown. 

First Bass. 

Arthur B. Smith. 

Lafayette F. Clark. 

Second Bass. 

Charles A. Norton. 




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" Didst thou not hear a noise ? " 

" I heard the Owl scream and the Sophs cry." 


Grand Sachem, LlBERETY Lion Chenerorious. 

Wampum Bearer, Ex-Chieftain Phillup Henry Smiker. 
Medicine Man, Soc-Pop Millardicus. 

Chief Howler, H. F. Howe, Tel. Call, 23-63. 

Fire Eater, Capibus Headibus Fatibus Colbibus. 
Blanket Snatcher, J. L. Bartlett. 

Ever-on-the-Owl-Path, HARDONICUS Clarkorum. 
Young-Man-Afraid-of-a-Row, Bostonicus Bustibus Barrybus Aldermanicus. 


f (a). W. Q. Kinsman. 
Scalped in First Massacre, J i^\ j± D. Gile 

[ \c). F. C. Barrett. 
Burned at the Stake, Benjamin Stedman. 
Hanged, Drawn and Quartered, Pelham Jones, an old Settler. 



The Republican Club. 


President, P. A. Leamy, '96. Vice-President, H. L. Frost, '95. 

Secretary, H. H. Roper, '96. Treasurer, R. S. Jones, '95. 

R. A. Cooley, '95. 


F. L. Clapp, '96. 

L. F. Clark, '97. 

Democratic Club. 

President, D. C. Potter. Vice-Presidents, T. P. Foley and H. A. Ballou. 

Secretary, W. C. Brown. Treasurer, Jasper Marsh. 

C. L. Stevens. 


S. W. Fletcher. 


J. M. Barry. 


Saito. " Just about right ! March ! " 

Dr. Walker. " i and i are 2. 2 and 1 are 3. 999,999 and 1 are 1,000,000." 

Prof. S. T. M. (to Hemenway). " What are leeks ? " 

Hem. (hesitating). ? — ? — ? — 

Prof. " I guess there is a leak somewhere." 

Lewis (Chippy) goes bugging up on Mt. Pleasant one evening and finds only 
one Miller. 

Kinney (playing whist). " Why don't you throw away a trump ? " 

Prof. Lull. " I am more than an ordinary man." 

Prof. Washburne. " Is there any such thing as a minus quantity ? " 

Two-Year-Man. " I think not." 

Prof. W. "Yes, there are some in this class." 

Lieut. Dickinson. " What is the pace in double time ? " 
Atkins. " A hundred and thirty-six inches. 

Rawson tries to post a letter in a " Hamp " fire-alarm box. 

Prof. Babson (to his English class). "Gentlemen, we will have nothing but 

pure English spoken in this class-room after this." 
Prof. B. (one week later). " Gentlemen, you can't come in here and pull my leg." 

Barry. " This is one of those sweet-smelling grasses, isn't it, Professor ? " 

Prof. Stone. " No, I guess not ; is it ? " 

Barry. " It smells so to me." 

Prof. Stone. "All grasses smell sweet to cattle." 

Cap. Colby. " Professor, how long shall I make my composition ? " 
Prof. " Oh, five or six pages of fools-(cap). 

Prof. Brooks. "The Blackstone river has been dam(n)ed several times." 

Fisher (to the boys, after a visit to his Belchertown cousin). " I made an awful 
break! I said, 'hard cheese.'" 

Fletcher tries to cash a postal money-order at the Central station. 

Prof. Brooks, after two months of lecturing on various kinds of drains, makes 
the following statement : " In conclusion I would say that the different 
systems of drainage heretofore mentioned, I condemn at first sight, as 
being a relic of the past rather than a present useful method of today." 

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C. B. Lane, '95. 

Business Manager. 

W. L. Morse, '95. 


T. P. Foley, '95. 


F. C. Tobey, '95. 

Local Items. 

R. A. Cooley, '95. 

Notes and Comments.— Library Notes. 

R. L. Hayward, '96. 


P. A. Leamy, '96. 


H. H. Roper, '96. J. L. Bartlett, '97. 










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Class anS Society Publications. 


Published annually by the Junior Class. 
Volume XXVII. 


Class of Ninety-Seven. 

James L. Bartlett, Editor-in-Chief. John M. Barry, Business Manager, 

Charles I. Goessmann, Artist. 
John R. Eddy. Frederick W. Barclay. 

Charles A. Peters. George D. Leavens. 

Charles A. King. 



Published annually by the D. G. K. Fraternity. 



Published quarterly by the Q. T. V. Fraternity. 


New Publications. 


Birds of Massachusetts .... 

The Way to Play Base-ball .... 

Electricity and its Special Application to a Colle 

The Best Method of Teaching German 

Breeding and Education of Horses 

How to Conduct Oneself at College 

How to Pull Rope .... 

The Science of Anchor 

Homesickness and How Cured . 

Latest Fashion in Dress 

The Sciei%ce and Application of Medicine 

S. S. Songs for the Millions 

How to become a Sandow 

How to Resign from an Index Board 

A War Story, Hip ! Hip ! Hip ! 

Foot-Ball Aspirations 

Aerial Adventures 

Midnight Athletics 

The Evil Results of Petitions 


. E. H. Clark. 

e Dormitory . . Selleiu. 

Baron Von Kramer. 

Prof. Cooky. 


Class ofg?. 




G. D. Leavens, Ph. D. D. 


Colby, Howe <5n Norton. 
Prof. Washbume. 


Character S^etc^es. 

" Know then thyself ; presume not God to scan ; 
The proper study of mankind is man." 


Horace the strong man, mighty in battle and gentle in peace. 

Broke through center at Charlemont, and making a phenomenal run landed 
for a touchdown on the Aggie Campus. He made his entry into public 
life as left guard on the foot-ball team, which position he continues to 
fill in a most creditable manner. He has been the mainstay of the class 
in its athletic struggles, and is a man to whom the class owes a deep 
debt of gratitude. With one or two exceptions he has borne a most 
excellent character. We are sorry to say that he is frequently seen at 
North Amherst after dark, and that on one occasion Lieutenant found an 

empty bottle on his bed, which he said smelt like Mountain Dew, and Lieutenant ought to know. 

He may be found any evening, when not otherwise employed, reading a yellow colored novel 

borrowed from the popular man. 

Clapp. — Clapp rooms at Mrs. B 's, and is a model man in many respects. 

He is an ardent supporter of the C. S. C. Sportive at times, fond of 

fishing, but with the usual fisherman's luck. Gentle as he is, he is a 

great fighter, and once led the invincible Washburne Six which charged 

with such terrible effect upon the sines and cosines of trigonometry. 

Like all those reared in the shadow of the gilded dome, he is decidedly 

literary in his tastes. Also somewhat given to speechifying ; in fact, he 

surprised us all in his freshman year by winning the first prize in th e 

oratorical contest. In consideration of the aforesaid literary ability, he 

was made Editor-in-chief of the ninety-six Index Board. How well he has filled this position 

we leave a conservative public and impartial student body to judge. 

Allen Bradford Cook. — One of the most important personages in the 

household of '96 is the class Cook, who was blown onto the campus from 
the hills of Petersham. A modest and unassuming lad, who though he 
has not as yet ignited' Pelham, has still pursued the even tenor of his way 
with tolerable credit to himself and to his many friends at home. His 
most marvellous achievement was getting through under Courtney without 
a condition. He is young as yet, but there is no doubt that if he is spared 
to reach the stature of manhood he may hope to show the people of his 
" deestrick " how to farm as they do " down to the college," and possibly 
to look out for their interests in the State House. He aspired to military honors in his 
sophomore year, and was made corporal of the Washburne Six. He has lately taken upon 
himself the hardship of exercising a white horse, and from the common report is now on a sharp 
lookout for a fair young Miss with auburn hair. 


De Luce.— The great I am that is to be when Clark steps out of his shoes. 

Who of us who know him will ever be able to forget those killing 
sluggers, the terrific manner in which he consumes cigarettes, or his 
military and commanding presence as, in his sergeant-major uniform he 
marched across the parade ground in all the majesty of his young man- 
hood. It is a question with us whether he wears his suspenders to keep 
his unspeakables up or to hold himself down. He graced the Glee Club 
with his presence for two seasons, but his deep passionate voice and his 
dark dreamy eyes had such a killing effect on the dear girls that he was 
obliged to leave the stage or be arrested as a dangerous character. He chose the former and 
now consoles himself with the hurdy-gurdy. We understand that Ward McAllister is watching 
him with a view of letting his mantle fall upon him. 

Edwards. — Familiarly known as Weary Waggles or Lamentations. A noble 
classman, a sincere friend, and one of the pleasantest and best natured 
men in the great Class of '96. Refused to be enlisted in the Washburne 
Six, and fought Trig, three rounds to a finish and declared a winner by 
sixty-five points. Has grown rapidly in favor with his classmates as well 
as in stature since coming to college, and as we see this lengthy friend of 
ours coming across the campus we are forcibly reminded of Brother 
Jonathan. "Awkward in his gait, simple in appearance, and giving 
promise of great strength when he should get his growth." He is quite a 
tennis enthusiast, and he and Fletcher have fought out many a struggle on the court. He was a 
member of the class base-ball team in his sophomore year, and is ever ready to lend a willing 
hand to the needy. 

Fletcher. — Far beyond one's imagination, down on the Eastern coast of the 
Grand Old Bay State, isolated among the sea-sands, undisturbed by the 
noisy hustle and bustle of metropolitan life, is situated a town too small 
to be seen on the map, called Rock. It is from this unhallowed spot 
that our Fletcher came. Vulgarly known as " Canavan's Devil," but one 
of the best of men at heart. Life to him means something besides being 
in love and going to theatres and dances. He finds plenty of amusement 
in doing good ; combining business and pleasure, so to speak. Not a 
quilting party or a sewing circle escapes him ; and many a poor heathen 

in the Sandwich Islands is indebted to Fletcher for his suspenders. An ardent supporter of the 

class, and one whom any student would be pleased to call a friend. 

Green. — Si for short. We love him for the memories he has left us, and we 
are sure that his heart and his purse are always with the class. One of 
Nature's noblemen, always right and for the right. He came from the 
manufacturing town of Spencer, that has sent us anything from a Star(r) 
to a Bacon ; and in thinking of Green we are forcibly reminded of the 
words of the poet : — 

'■ The first four acts already passed, 
The fifth shall close the drama and the day, 
Time's noblest offspring is the last." 


Hammar. — God in his infinite goodness sent us Hammar. We could never 

understand why he did not go to Amherst College. But the Lord willeth 
all things best. A more faithful worker, a more conscientious student, or 
a better classman would be hard to find. When drafted for the immortal 
" Six," he was exempt because of physical conditions and a disposition 
in favor of class loyalty. A man of resources, who can turn his hand to 
anything, a jack-of -all-trades in fact. Does his own washing when he has 
any done, specks shoes, and trains mud-turtles. Plays the fiddle, and might 
sing in the choir. Loves the pipe, and is a good judge of Tillson's best- 
Harper. — The chemical genius from Wakefield, a queer fellow, changeable as 

the wind, of which he has an abundant supply, both for running his talk 
clapper and blowing his cornet. Is very much interested in music and 
bands, especially in waistbands. In the dark ages of sophomore year 
the trembling freshmen wondered much from what new and wonderful 
monster came that awe-inspiring war-cry, " Tick-quaw." Ask Harper, 
ye sons of '97. Has done much for his class and college in athletics, is 
a student and is conscious of it. Leader of the band and orchestra, and 
sees more air castles rise and fall than any other man in college. 

Hayward. — -Words fail when we attempt to describe this man. In art, science, 

literature, and music he stands without a peer. In cutting recitations, 
Springing stale jokes, in abusing young Profs., in mashing young girls 
from the " Currer," wearing loud pants, etc., we repeat, he stands 
without a peer. With all the above-named qualifications there are none 
to fill his place. None so brilliant, none so kind-hearted, none so genial 
as Hayward. There was never one just like him. In fact you seldom 
see such a combination ; an all day talker, can entertain an audience of 
any size with the latest songs, stories both amusing and sentimental, an 
athlete of considerable note, an " A No. 1 " scholar. Comes from the unparalleled and phe- 
nomenal town of Rockville. His chief hope and ambition is to become a lawyer. For two years 
he has labored to keep up the reputation of the class as an editor of our college paper, and for two 
years he has succeeded as man never succeeded before. We dismiss him by imparting our 
blessing upon him wherever he may be, 

Jones. — If there were to be another flood, we feel assured that '96 would have 

at least one representative in the Ark. He is the only white man in the 
class who is an active member of the Y. M. C. A. Jones is our specimen 
from Middlefield, and is a typical farmer. He is never at ease unless 
attired in a blue jumper and a pair of overalls, and never fully enjoys him- 
self unless he is listening to the rhythmic splash of the milk into the pail. 
A brave and fearless soldier, his name will go down to posterity on 
cherished marble as First Sergeant of the Washburne Six. As a man he 
is an honest, straight-forward fellow ; and while we cannot prophesy a 
brilliant career for him, we feel sure that he will never be " launched into eternity 
" victim of unbridled passions." 


as the 

Kinney. — This is a long subject, and we hesitate before so great a task as 
undertaking to do it justice in the short space allowed us. Whole 
volumes might be written, and even then our task would be incomplete. 
He is a dead game sport from Tatnuck, and says that he cuts lots of ice 
with the girls in that vicinity ; but we would add that as a story teller 
he is second to none not excepting Baron Munchausen. We wish we 
could impart an adequate conception of his towering form, that noble and 
firmly set head, crowned with its mass of flaxen hair parted in the middle, 
that Roman nose, and that long silky moustache. As Drum Major of 
the battalion, he is the observed of all observers. His comprehensive knowledge of everything 
together with his prowess in athletics, has given him the high position which he holds in our 

Kramer. — Albin Maximillian Kramer, alias " Baron Von Woodenhead,'' alias 
" Dutchy," the Clinton phenomenon. Since the moment of his arrival, 
the Baron has been a marked man. A stranger in a strange land, he has 
been the victim of innumerable practical jokes. He is an authority on all 
scientific subjects, especially Botany and Foot-ball, and at onetime aspired 
to become assistant instructor in German ; in fact he is a regular walking 
Encyclopedia Germanica. He is very careful with whom he associates, 
being the only non-society man in the class, even refusing to join the 
Y. M. C. A. until he had ascertained the character of its members. We 
understand that he is expecting to be called home to Germany at any time to take a seat in the 

Leamy. — P. A. 

-P. A. — Rah, rah — Rah, rah etc. Of men like Pat it may be 
truly said " the gods made but one, then broke the mould." As an 
orator, statesman, politician, pugilist, base-ballist, " nigger minstrel," 
Prof, bluffer, and an all round sport, he stands pre-eminent. In con- 
junction with our friend from Lancaster, he has invaded the realms of 
East St. and captured its choicest jewel. But leaving all joking aside, 
Leamy is a man of whom we all are proud. A loyal class man, a genial 
companion, a true friend, and in fact a man in every sense of the word. 
May his shadow never be less. 

Marshall. — Jim is one- whom the class is proud of as a man, a student, and an 
athlete. A sincere friend, an open enemy, and a loyal classmate, he 
commands the respect and esteem of all. That he stands well in his 
class is shown by the fact that he escaped being conditioned by " Courty." 
As an athlete he is a veritable find. He is little, but oh my ! To him 
more than to. any other one man is due the position which our class holds 
in athletics. With all his good qualities, he has, however, one little 
failing, a weakness for the "female sex." He may frequently be seen 
in company with a classmate promenading the more retired and shady 
streets of Amherst, with a " chip " not exactly on his shoulder but near it. Jim is young yet, 
and we expect that when he marries that little Lancaster girl he will settle down on a farm to 
raise 1 jig cabbages to sell to Kramer for sauerkraut for his Clinton Bier Garten. 

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Moore. — If we have one thing more than another to be thankful for, it is that 
Moore, in his great wisdom, decided to become a student at the M. A. C. 
Our greatest wonder is and always has been that a man possessing such 
eminent abilities should have chosen this modest institution in preference 
to one of our larger universities. He is, in truth, " hiding his light under 
a bushel," but he displays his trinkets to the world. His highest aspira- 
tion is to become quarter back on the 'Varsity eleven, the only objection 
to him being that the ball would be liable to go between his legs. He is 
a good player on the typewriter, and in a game of talk always holds a 

stiff hand. With Kinney and Pentecost, he completes a trio of noble men of whom Worcester 

may well be proud. 

Nichols. — Who was the god of war? Nichols! Who passed the beans? 
Nichols ! Who gave utterance to that impressive advice, " Go pay your 
bills " ? Nichols ! Who is First Sergeant of Co. B. ? Robert P. Nichols ! 
Who helped save the honor of the class in foot-ball and base-ball ? It 
was Nichols ! Who was Billy Brooks's right-hand man for two long years ? 
Nichols ! Who boarded all summer with Hayward and came out alive ? 
Nichols ! Who is the diamond in the rough ? Nichols ! Who in the 
class can cry out with Caesar, " I came, I saw, I conquered " ? Nichols 
Here have we condensed in a few words the life and character of one of 
our best and brightest men. 

Nutting. — One whom nature intended for a merchant and for one of the solid 
men of Leominster. His principal avocation is bi-weekly mashing, as 
he holds a high position in the esteem of the local fair sex, and has a 
slight tendency towards championship tennis. Often found engaged in 
his favorite occupation of making a noise. Always noted for being in his 
position on the foot-ball team and for carrying a watch which is known 
to the North Amherst beauties as keeping correct time. Taking all in 
all, he is a model young man, and attends all religious meetings, and we 
think he derives full benefit, for he always stays late. P. S. — But like 
many another young man who has sown wild oats in his youth, we venture to predict that Charlie 
will see the follies of his ways, and will eventually become a loyal citizen and do credit to his 
class and Alma Mater. 

Pentecost. — " Penty " is known to all as the man with the funny laugh. To 

hear him is to listen to the voice of the thunder. Although somewhat of 
a religious man, he is serving his apprenticeship for his future occupation 
by tending the fires in South College. Judging from his remarks, we 
would say that he comes from Worcester and that his occupation up to 
date has been running a milk cart. He is somewhat of a joker in his way; 
and has the advantage of always having at least one man to appreciate 
his jokes. Next to Prof. Brooks he has the largest stock of useless in- 
formation of any man around college, and he is nothing if not critical. 
We are informed that he intends entering the poultry business and has a ready field awaiting him. 


Poole, E 

Hi2.l1 among- the names of New Bedford's illustrious sons will 
be found that of E. W. Poole, the well-known illustrator of that immortal 
publication, the '96 Index. A man whom the world seems always to have 
used well, as he is always in a happy frame of mind, which probably 
accounts for his being more or less of a musician. He is supposed to 
have spent much of his early life in the pursuit of the nimble whale, and 
failing to make a capture it is rumored that his father would then take a 
hand at the whaling. He spends most of his spare time in attending to 
his extensive correspondence, but seems to have miss(ed) his vocation. 
With all his faults we love him still. 

Poole, I. C. — With him as with the conjurer, now you see him and now you 

don't, but it is I. C. all the time. Without him Prof. Warner's stock 
of jokes would have been sadly diminished. Much smaller in stature 
than he is in his own estimation, it is to be hoped that in time he will 
grow and become able to boss his older brother around and to wear his 
old clothes, watches, etc. It may be well to close this short subject with 
these words : Small as he is, he is a giant in intellect, and is one of those 
few men who never put off till to-morrow what can be done to-day. 

Rawson. — Herbert Warren Rawson, of Arlington, the 
gardener, seedsman, and 

well-known market 

. He also has 

attained no little fame as a writer, being the author of that well-known 
book, " How I Became Popular." Ferdinand Ward was called the Young 
Napoleon of Finance, Wm. McKinley is called the Napoleon of Protection, 
Herbert Warren Rawson is known as the Napoleon of Popularity. As 
Alexander the Great wept for more worlds to conquer, so Rawson weeps 
for more hearts to win. What Paganini was on the violin, Rawson is on 
the banjo. What David the sweet singer of Israel was to the Israelites, 
Rawson is to all who come within the range of his melodious voice. Who led the victorious legions 
of Ninety-six in that memorable conflict on the Plains of Trigonometry against the mathematical 
genius (?) from West Point, and defeated him without the loss of a single man ? It was Rawson. 

Read. — " Fweddie." This is a small subject, but with all, an important one. 

With Portia we would exclaim, " How far that little candle throws its 
light !" It is a marvel to all that in so small a compass can be contained 
so great an intellect and so many virtues. As in Nichols we have the 
god of war, so in " Pinkey " we have the god of love. 

" Love rules the camp, the court, the grove, 

And men below and saints above ; 

For love is heaven, and heaven is love." 

Roper. — What associations will ever be brought to mind at the mention of 

this our genial classmate. That portly form, that smiling countenance, 
that merry laugh, that ready wit, visions of which rising before our minds 
in future years, will always be among the brightest recollections of our 
college days. Hubbardston forms but a small part of the Common- 
wealth, but in giving birth to Roper she has placed the world under 
peculiar obligations. The fact of the case is that Roper is a jolly 
fellow, and will be so remembered by all who know him. We dismiss 
the subject, hoping that through life he will have just enough of shadow 
to make the sunshine seem more bright. 

Saito. — It cannot but be a cause of deep regret to the Mikado that in this 

time of his greatest tribulation, his chief adviser should be absent in 
America, obtaining a military education at the M. A. C. We would 
however, remark that unless he is more loyal to his country than he is to 
his class and college his presence would be a blessing to China rather 
than to Japan. An ardent lover of photography, he has discovered some 
new and original methods of taking pictures, whereby either two plates or 
none at all may be used at one time. In his Senior year, we have no 
doubt but that he will follow the example of his illustrious countryman in 
the class of '95, take Hood's Sarsaparilla, become cured, and come the 
converted heathen act on an unsuspecting public. 

Miguel Salome de los Santos Sanchez Martinez Torres Guido Sastre 
de Veraud y Haldonado. — Fine specimen of the genus 
Mexicana. A short, sturdy, handsome plant, distinguished for lots of 
money, innumerable pipes, red neckties, military prowess, and a Platonic 
(?) affection for the ladies. Of a somewhat indolent nature, he is little 
inclined to study, and -looks upon the profs, as a body of men whose 
sole object in life is to condition him. We would, however, except Prof. 
Fernald, of. whom he always speaks in the warmest terms. Salome is no 
mean athlete, and won several points for his class in the indoor meets. 
An enthusiastic admirer of the drama, he may always be found occupying a prominent seat in 
the bald-headed row. Subscribes regularly for " Truth," and is firmly convinced that " living 
pictures should not be suppressed." 

Sellew. — The great and only Sellew, or the man who knows it all, and beside 

whom Solomon and Caesar would be as pigmies. His gigantic mind has 
swept the whole range of human knowledge, and stored it up for the 
benefit of the unenlightened multitude. If there is anything under the 
sun that you want to know, " ask Sellew." Outside of his great stock 
of unreliable facts, Merle Edgar does not cut much ice. As far as the 
girls are concerned, he exemplifies in a striking manner the adage, 
" Man wants but little here below, but wants that little long." He may 
be consulted at any time, except in the early morning, at No. 17 South 
College, where he has established a bureau of information. 

Shaw. — Our only local sport. More conspicuous on the athletic field than in 
the classroom, and the only man in college that can stand it to room 
with John Marshall Barry. A very religious man, being one of the pillars 
of the South Amherst Church. His bump of veneration is highly devel- 
oped, and he is a" gude one " with the " kyards." One of the men who 
did great work in our class struggles with '97. Belongs to the Bent Over 
Bicycle Club, of which Pelham Jones is Secretary. Was wounded on the 
plains of Trigonometry, made a prisoner in the camp of the mathemati- 
cian (?) from West Point, and rescued only by a spirited assault on the 
part of his classmates. 

Shultis. — " Tis but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous." The town of 
Medford is noted for its rum, and is also the home of our beloved class- 
mate Shultis, the only man in the class who has not an enemy in college. 
The mascot of the foot-ball and base-ball teams, he supports them not 
only with his presence but with his shekels. It is a mystery to us how a 
man can go about college with such a smiling face and pleasing manner 
and yet room with Capt. Colby. Of such stuff were the Christian martyrs 
made. It is always a pleasure to meet our friend. He is, as he ever will 
be, dear to the hearts of all who know him. 

Tsuda. — A man of quiet and gentle mien, but of whom it may well be said 
that still waters run deep. He has lately become greatly interested in the 
disturbances in the East and the rapidly disappearing Chinamen. He 
fought bravely as a private in the rear ranks of the Washburne Six, and 
in consequence of gallant service was made corporal in the battalion in 
his Junior year. Has never taken Hood's Sarsaparilla, but has confined 
himself to Johnson's Anodyne Liniment, Castor Oil, and Mrs. W'inslow's 
Soothing Syrup, which acts as a balm rather than an irritant. As the 
phrenologist would say, his bump for the appreciation of practical jokes 
is as yet undeveloped. 

Washburn. — Hark! 'tis the mournful strains of "The Cat Came Back," 
accompanied by the plinkity plunk of Washburn's banjo. Who is 
Washburn ? And his classmates cry out as one, " First in war, first in 
peace, first in the hearts of '96." 

The king can stamp a guinea crown, 

A man's a man for a' that. 
Washburn spells not his name with an e, 
But a man's a man for a' that and a' that. 
Maine gave to the nation Blaine ; to the Class of Ninety-six, Washburn- 
What Blaine was to the nation, Washburn is to the Class of Ninety-six. 
can simply say with Longfellow : — 

" Lives of great men all remind us And departing leave behind us 

We can make ^ur lives sublime, Foot-prints on the sands of time." 


Words fail us, and we 

►4 O 

battalion Organization. 



Lieutenant Walter M. Dickinson, 17th Infantry, U. S. A. 

Commissioned Staff. 

First Lieutenant and Adjutant ..... 
First Lieutenant and Quartermaster . . 
First Lieutenant and Fire Marshal .... 

First Lieutenant and Assistant Instructor of Musketry 
First Lieutenant and Assistant Instructor in Signalling 

E. Hale Clark. 

Thomas P. Foley. 

Henry B. Read. 

Robert A. Cooley. 

Waldo L. Bemis. 

Non Commissioned Staff. 

Sergeant Major 
Quartermaster Sergeant 
Color Sergeant 
Color Corporal 
Color Corporal 
Corporal and Armorer 

Francis E. DeLuce. 

Newton Shultis. 

Herbert W. Rawson. 

Frank L. Clapp. 

Erford W. Poole. 

P. S. W. Fletcher. 


First Lieutenant Commanding the Band 
First Sergeant and Band Leader 
Drum Major . . . . . 

Corporal . . . . . . 

William C. Brown. 
Walter B. Harper. 

Asa S. Kinney. 

Allen B. Cook. 



Captain, Company A 
Captain, Company D 
Captain, Company B 
Captain, Company C 
First Lieutenant, Company A 
First Lieutenant, Company D 
First Lieutenant, Company B 
First Lieutenant, Company C 
Second Lieutenant, Company A 
Second Lieutenant, Company D 
Second Lieutenant, Company B 
Second Lieutenant, Company C 

First Sergeant, Company A . 
First Sergeant, Company D . 
First Sergeant, Company B 
First Sergeant, Company C 

Henry A. Ballou. 

Franklin L. Warren. 

Morris J. Sullivan. 

Robert S. Jones. 

Stephen P. Toole. 

Herbert S. Fairbanks. 

Charles W. Crehore. 

Walter L. Morse. 

Harold L. Frost. 

George A. Billings. 

Clarence B. Lane. 

Wright A. Root. 

Patrick A. Leamy. 
Ralph L. Hayward. 

Robert P. Nichols. 
Frederick H. Read. 

Sergeant, Company A 
Sergeant, Company B 
Sergeant, Company A 
Sergeant, Company D 
Sergeant, Company C 
Sergeant, Company D 
Sergeant, Company C 
Sergeant, Company B 


Company A 
Company C 
Company B 
Company D 
Company A 
Company C 
Company B 
Company A 
Company B 
Company C 
Company D 

Horace C. Burrington. 

Benjamin K. Jones. 

Harry T. Edwards. 

Frank P. Washburn. 

William L. Pentecost. 

Frederick B. Shaw. 

Henry W. Moore. 

Merle E. Sellew. 

James L. Marshall. 

Albin M. Kramer. 

Seijiro Saito. 

Sastre de Veraud. 

Charles A. Nutting. 

Isaac C Poole 

George Tsuda. 

George R. Mansfield. 

Charles A. King. 

George D. Leavens. 

. John M. Barry. 


Gt ^Fresfyricm's Diar?. 

September 4. Papa has just given me this pretty diary, and wishes me to keep a 
real nice record of all my doings, and to put down every cent I spend while I am away 
from him and ma. I have written my name on the first page; and now I am going to put 
it in my inside coat pocket with my Bible, which contains a lock of my dear Susie's hair. 
Oh, I am so tired ! but before going to bed I must keep my promise to papa. * * * 
I left Gill at seven o'clock, after bidding my mamma and papa good-by. I found Susie 
waiting for me at the depot. It was a sad parting; and as I was kissing her good-by I 
could feel her warm heart beating against my breast. That was a joyous moment. Would 
that it had lasted forever! " Swipsey dear," Susie said, " don't feel bad ; perhaps you 
will come back a drum-major or a corporal in your Junior year." This thought consoled 
me. The conductor shouted, " All aboard ; " and with a parting kiss and a tight squeeze I 
left Susie and Gill behind me. I got very hungry before I got half way, but fortunately 
mamma had stuffed my pockets with gingerbread and cookies. As I took out the last 
doughnut I began to cry. The conductor was passing, and said to me, " What is the 
trouble, my little man ? " I said, " This doughnut makes me think so much of home 
that I can't help crying." Then I tried to cheer up and think about the examinations I 
must take when I got to Amherst. Then some one stuck his head in the door and 
shouted, "Amherst! Amherst!" So much has happened and I am so homesick that I 
can't write any more tonight, but will go to bed and try to be bright tomorrow. 

September 5. It has been an awful hard day. I have made up my mind I shan't 
like that man they call Professor Washburne one bit, though every one does speak so 
highly of him. I haven't had anything fit to eat all day. Everything mamma gave me 
is all gone. I wish I had a piece of pumpkin pie. I spent my first money today for a 
stove. They tried to sell me the paper on the wall in my room, but I thought I had 
better wait and write to papa about it and see if he thought I needed it. Oh, if I only 
had my pet calf, Snowball, here ! He would be so much company. I must write home 
and have them send me my napkin ring, which I forgot. I am so glad that papa came 
up last week and fixed up my room for me. If he hadn't I do not know what I should 
have done. 

September 6. I woke up early this morning, and as I was going down-stairs I heard 
some pretty loud talk in one of the rooms on the second floor. So I rapped, and was 
told to come in if I was good-looking. I went in, and found myself in the dining room 
of what is known as Hotel Hayward. The proprietor asked me to have some breakfast; 
and things smelt so strong and I was so hungry I sat down and ate a lot of what he 
called "froppe," but what seemed to me more like thick milk and potatoes. During 


breakfast Mr. Hayward told me lots of stories about what he did when he was a fresh- 
man. From what he said I think he must be a great man about college. He said there 
was a man that kept a hotel down at the foot of the stairs, where I could probably get 
dinner. He said they had more style at the Hammar House but less to eat. Here, he 
told me, they took in regular boarders, and had some tony ones too. Among the dis- 
tinguished guests was General Warren, of the Meteorological Department. This seems 
to be a land of hotels, if one only knows where to find them ; for there was one on the 
same floor with Hotel Hayward, called the "Lame Bear Cafe," run by Ballou & Bemis. 
But this was closed for the summer. After breakfast was over I told Mr. Hayward that 
papa and mamma would be very thankful to him, and that if he ever came down my way 
to call and try some of mamma's flapjacks. I felt good after this, and started to finish 
my examinations. The first one this morning was Geometry, thirty propositions to do 
in one hour. I had just finished two when Professor W. quietly remarked, " You have 
five and a quarter minutes more in which to finish your papers, gentlemen." My heart 
came up in my throat, and it seemed the shortest five minutes T ever saw. I guess I 
didn't pass that examination. Then I had to take Physiology, Algebra, and finally 
Latin under Professor Mills, who seems like a nice, fatherly old gentleman. This 
finished the examinations ; and I hurried to write a letter home, telling papa and mamma 
that I had passed in all but one. I took this letter down town to post it, and on my way 
back I bought three sticks of candy, one of which I gave to Mr. Hayward on my way 
to my room. It has been a long day, and now I will go to bed. 

September 7. I was so tired last night that I couldn't go to the Hash House to 
supper, but took my first meal there this morning. How I longed for some of mamma's 
flapjacks and fried mush ! I guess no one will ever die of over-eating who lives at that 
place. About eight o'clock I heard what I thought was a fire bell ringing, and rushed 
out to see what was the matter. Every one seemed to be going towards the little meet- 
ing-house. I went in with the rest, and was told to take a seat up front, which I did, 
but was quickly hustled out of there by the same fatherly old gentleman who had given 
me my Latin examination. After all had joined in singing a song, every verse of which 
ended up with the words, " Lead me on, lead me on," the minister got up and prayed 
for everything and everybody in general but no one in particular. Being in church 
reminded me of Susie, for we always used to go to Sunday-school together, and then I 
wondered if they had Sunday-schools here. The rest of the morning was spent in 
going to lessons and drill. This drill was the most terrible thing I ever saw. Why, 

one of those fellows they called Corporal M 1 had me and two other freshmen, giving 

us what he called "setting-up exercises." He stood out in front of us and stretched 
out his arms and told us to do just as he did. I knew he was making fun of us, so I 
went to the man they call the Lieutenant and said to him, " Look here, mister, that chap 
over there is trying to make fun of me." He didn't have a bit of sympathy for me, but 
spoke up real sharp, and made me feel so bad I cried a little. Then he made me go 


back and drill the rest of the hour. I hate that drill; I never shall drill again if I can 
help it. And if this wasn't trouble enough for one day I had plenty more before night. 
After studying all the afternoon I felt hungry before supper time, and asked a fellow 
whom they call " Gormie," who by the way seems to have very weak knees and always 
wears an awfully dirty sweater, where I could get a lunch. He said if I should go up 
to the peach orchard back of the plant-house they were always very glad to let the 
students have all the fruit they wanted. So I went up, and had just filled my pockets 
with peaches, when I looked behind and saw coming towards me on the run a man 
whom I recognized as " Shep." The very sight of him scared me, and I started to run. 
As I ran I looked over my shoulder to see if he was gaining on me any, and as I did so 
I fell headlong into a ditch, and before I could recover myself he was upon me. I do 
not remember what he said; but although he talked very slowly, his words made me feel 
so badly that I am sure I shall not repeat the offence, whatever it was. The peaches 
had all fallen out of my pocket when I fell into the ditch, and so I went without any 
supper, as I was too much ashamed of myself to be seen at the Hash House. Well, I 
may as well go to bed, but I know I shall dream about that terrible Owl Club they have 
been telling me about all day. Oh, I wish I was home ! 

September 8. If I hadn't been so terribly hungry this morning I shouldn't have 
gone to breakfast at all. I couldn't eat any dinner because I heard a little dog barking 
in the kitchen, and then one of the sophomores said, " Ha ! we shall have dog for dinner." 
As I had only studied four hours on the lessons given out yesterday, when we went 
round to recite I met with trouble at every point. It was terrible to think how the Pro- 
fessors talked to every one, and to me in particular. They seemed to think we could learn 
that forty-three pages of geometry by heart. Why, I hadn't read half of it through. I 
have been awfully lonesome and hungry all day. Visions of dog came before me every 
time I tried to eat anything at the Hash House. I didn't hear the dog bark at noon, so 
I supposed the sophomore must have been right. I walked all the way down town this 
afternoon on a fool's errand. The man they call the "Alderman " sent me after a gas- 
wick. The storekeeper seemed to be mad when I asked him for it, and said they never 
used such things, and wanted to know where I came from. Was I from Wayback ? I 
told him that mamma always made her own candles at home and got her wicks at the 
store. Then I went back up to college again, and every one seemed amused when I 
came around, especially the "Alderman." It is only a little while since supper, but I 
am going to bed. I have been so homesick that I could not bear to think of writing 
home. They have been telling me those terrible Owl Club stories all day. All last 
night I dreamed of them. Oh, I am sure if they should ever come to me I should never 
live the night out. 

Later (11.30). I'm not sure whether I am dead or alive. I couldn't have been asleep 
more than five minutes when I was awakened by voices outside the door. Then came 
a blinding flash followed by a deafening roar, and I thought they must have wheeled the 


cannon up the stairs and fired it through the door. I suppose the barricade which I 
had placed against the door must have been dislodged by the shock, and in a moment 
my room was filled with men or ghosts, I knew not which. I could smell the brimstone 
and hear the stamping of the cloven feet upon the floor. Then I saw their terrible 
horns glittering in the uncertain light which their leader carried. I knew that I must 
be in the presence of some of the inhabitants of the lower regions. Suddenly all was 
blank to me, and when I recovered my senses I found myself dripping wet by the side 
of the fountain. I hurried back to my room, trembling at every step as I groped my 
way through the darkness. I was too badly frightened to light a lamp at first, but sat 
thinking in the dark. I found a match at last and lit the lamp, but am determined to 
sit up all night for fear they may come again. Never before has home seemed so dear 
to me. I have just got up from the bed where I have been laying for a few moments 
and gone to take a look at that dear lock of Susie's hair. This has reminded me of my 
diary ; so I have decided to write as best I can all that has happened to me in this terrible 
hour and a half. 

September 9. I am writing this on board the train. I do not know how I came to 
go to sleep last night, for I was fully determined to keep awake all night. It must have 
been half past eight or nine o'clock this morning when I was awakened by a knock at 
the door, and before I had time to answer two men in full uniform entered. One of 
these I recognized as the lieutenant who had spoken so harshly to me the other day. 
He stopped in the middle of the floor and seemed astonished. I raised myself up in 
bed and said to him. " Ha ! you are the fellow that was up here last night and fired the 
cannon in my door." He advanced a step or two and said, " I'll fire you through the 
door, young man, if I ever find you in bed another morning when I come round on 
inspection. What's the reason you are having your room in any such condition as this 
and a lamp burning side of your bed?" I jumped out of my bed in my night shirt. 
" Come to attention, there ! " he said, "what do you mean by such conduct as this any- 
how? " "I don't know," I replied, "and I am going home today if I get a chance." 
" Well, you had better ; you'll never amount to anything here if you can't get up before 
nine o'clock in the morning." Turning to the man who was with him, he said, " Give 
this man ten demerits." Then he threw an angry scowl at me and went out. I dressed 
myself as quickly as possible, and without thinking of breakfast, packed my trunk, and 
had just time to catch the train for Gill. I don't know what papa will say, but I have 
made up my mind that I was not cut out for a college man. 

N. B. — This Freshman's hard luck was probably due more to his superabundant verdure, 
credulity, and lack of experience, rather than to any inherent spirit of malignity on the part of 
the professors or students. — [Eds.] 

f?e Ju/^ty-fourtty 

AY 0. e. 

JtiQe, 1894 

Commencement Programme. 

SUNDRY, jUfiE 17. 


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

Professor of Mental Science, 

At 10.45 A - M - 


By Rev. Philip S. Moxom, D. D., of Springfield, 

At 8 p. m. 

mOfiDflY, JUJSIE 18. 

By Pres. H. H. Goodell, 

At 8.3O A. M. 

Robert Allen Cooley 
Frank Lafayette Warren 
Clarence Bronson Lane 
Thomas Patrick Foley . 
Daniel Charles Potter . 
Edile Hale Clark . 


At 3. 30 P. M. 

Personal Freedom. 

Democracy Our Nation's Strength. 

. A Plea for Physical Education. 

Woman's Suffrage. 

Physical Deterioration. 

America for Americans. 


At 8 p. m. 


Charles Ignatius Goessmann The Dukite Snake. 

John Richmond Eddy The Black Horse and His Rider. 

Lafayette Franklin Clark The Eloquence of O'Connell. 

Charles Ayer Norton Judas Iscariot. 


Salome Sastre de Veraud The Death-bed of Benedict Arnold. 

Patrick Arthur Leamy The American Sailor. 

Harry Howard Roper The Boy in Blue. 

Frank Edmund DeLuce The Gray Champion. 


At 9.30 a. m. 


At Office of Hatch Experiment Station, 

At 11.30 A. M. 


At II.30 A. M. 


At 12.30 P. M. 

At 1.30 P. M. 



At 4.15 p. M. 

At 8 p. m. 


At 9.30 P. M. 



At 10 A. M. 

Edward Hammond Alderman 
Theodore Spaulding Bacon 
Arthur Clement Curtis 
Frederic Lowell Greene 
Charles Herbert Higgins 
Archie Howard Kirkland 
Ralph Elliot Smith 
Claude Frederic Walker 

Silos and Silage. 

Decisive Battles and their Effects. 

Recent Progress in Democracy in England. 

Manual Training as an Educator and Social Factor. 


The Life History of the Sphinx Moth. 

. Plant Diseases. 

Relation of^Chemistry to Civilization. 


Class Da?. 


MUSIC M. A. C. Band. 



PRAYER Rev. C. S. Walker. 

IVY ORATION ..." G. H. Merwin. 

IVY POEM C. F. Walker. 






CAMPUS POEM . . . . . E. D. White. 

PIPE ORATION F. G. Averell. 


MUSIC M. A. C. Band. 

I2 5 

Glass Oration. 



Ladies and Gentlemen : From small beginnings emanate influences which 
turn the thought of a world. It is not the mighty throng coming with the blare 
of trumpets and the glitter of arms that is sure to carry all before it. On the 
plains of Marathon a small army of ten thousand Greeks could scatter the count- 
less throng which was gathered in the plains before them. Among the hills of Pal- 
estine, in a rude manger, beneath the star of Bethlehem, was born the child whose 
influence has turned the entire thought of millions in the past and will continue to 
bless untold multitudes of the future until the whole world is won for the cause of 
Christ. Occupying a small part of Italy is a city, which as a maker of laws has 
never had an equal, and whose codes form the basis of the laws of the greatest 
nations of to-day. Covering but a small part of the territory of the mightiest 
nation which the world has ever seen is a State which as an educator has been the 
most powerful factor in the national growth ; and the influence of Massachusetts 
has been spread abroad throughout the length and breadth of the land, sending 
its subtle power into every root and fibre of that growth which we call America. 
It is to the thought of Massachusetts as an educator, to Massachusetts as a power 
in shaping the national development, that I wish to call your attention. 

Deep purposes swaying the hearts, the minds, and the motives of men can 
alone stand the storms which beat against every life, can alone stand up in the 
face of every danger, and looking death calmly in the face say, "God's will be 
done." It was with such men as these, men who believed implicitly in the fos- 
tering care of an all-wise Father, men who made their religion a part of their 
every-day lives, men whose purposes were so deeply impressed in their souls that 
neither the dangers of the sea, the hardships of a New England winter, nor 
the fear of the Indian could turn from their course, that Massachusetts was set- 
tled. In the Pilgrim and the Puritan were the elements which were to shape the 
growing State and, through her, to mould the character of a nation. And to-day, 
to know the men who stood at the helm in those early days , to know the thoughts 


that have impelled men to lay down life for religion, to place death in the balance 
against any semblance of slavery, and to give up friends, home, and country in 
order that their children and their children's children might have greater freedom 
and a purer worship. It was this regard for future generations that caused these 
early coiners to place education within the grasp of all. And here in Massachu- 
setts, side by side with the church for which they had struggled and suffered, was 
erected that buhvark of American liberties, the public school, without which de- 
mocracy would be a farce and representative republics would be but the idle 
dreams of social reformers. 

For a century and a half the influences of popular education in Massachu- 
setts were at work, stimulating the minds of her people to higher and nobler 
thought ; and from her "rocks and rills," her "woods and templed hills," they 
were gathering a love for country which in time was to supplant the love which 
they bore to England with her hedges and vine-clad cottages. Not long could 
minds reared among such surroundings as these see tyranny exist, and stand idly 
by while the bonds which held them were being made stronger and stronger, and 
see the fetters forged which were to crush them beneath their weight. It was the 
quarrel of Massachusetts which set the wheels of the Revolution in motion ; and 
only as it was in the cause of right, of liberty, and a common country, did the 
other colonies join her. It was the spirit of Samuel Adams, " the father of the 
Revolution," of James Otis and John Hancock, together with that of patriots of 
other States, which made it possible for a country without a name, without an 
army or navy, to conquer the greatest power of Europe. And it was such men 
as these, who could unite into a common country States which appeared to have 
different aims and clashing interests. But memories shall ever cluster around 
the names of Lexington, of Concord and Bunker Hill. .What an educating in- 
fluence they exerted when first heralded in every hamlet from the rock-girt coast 
of Maine to the malarial swamps of Florida ! But influences then set in motion 
have stirred a country to its greatest depths ; and wherever an American exists, the 
thought of our Revolutionary heroes and battle grounds will incite to higher sen- 
timent and nobler action. 

" All life that lives to thrive 

Must sever from its birthplace and its rest ; 
Steel must the sapling lop 

E'er sunk in earth its fibres fresh will root ; 
Must from the oak tree drop 

Ere forest monarchs from the seed can shoot." 


With the steel of the sword had we been severed from the mother country, 
with the blood of her children had our fields been fertilized ; and deep in the soul 
was implanted a new organism, a conscious growth, which was to stretch from 
ocean to ocean. From the schools and colleges, which had sprung up with mar- 
velous rapidity, the sons of Massachusetts, with the same restless, eager, brave, 
and enduring spirit which had characterized their fathers, were pushing out into 
the unknown paths of the West ; and on the shores of the Great Lakes, along the 
course of the Ohio and the Mississippi, was heard the shout of the school-boy ; 
and there arose again the spires of New England, bringing all their associations 
and endearing ties. 

Who can measure the influence of Massachusetts in those years before the 
Civil War? Who but God can measure the influence of great minds and noble 
souls ? The influence of Webster, potent as it was in his own day, has moved as 
many people since his death as before. As Adams and Hancock and Otis had 
spurred the people on in the clays preceding the Revolution, so Garrison and 
Phillips and Sumner aroused the people to the wrongs of slavery. They pictured 
with colors too true to suit the slave-holders the misery and wretchedness of 
those under the yoke of bondage, under the lash of the master. And because of 
their teachings it was Massachusetts who sent the first soldiers in response to 
Lincoln's call, and on the streets of Baltimore gave the first blood in atonement 
for a sin which had blotted our history for nearly two centuries and a half. Rome 
gave but one of her sons to close up the opening which threatened the city ; but 
the sons of Massachusetts, the sons of North and South, were sent to fill the gulf 
which had opened, and not until filled with the blood of their children could it 
be closed. Not until innumerable homes North and South had felt the cold hand 
of death was the atonement complete. And in the years that have followed, the 
money and the teachers of Massachusetts have been at work ; throughout the 
South and the West the influence of the Pilgrim is felt to-day, and through the 
efforts of their children, North and South, East and West, have been bound to- 
gether with rails of steel, have been united by an electric force which can bring 
the whole world into unity. 

Was it of Massachusetts that I was speaking ? Proud may she be of her 
deeds and her sons, but she cannot hold them. They have passed on, and have 
become not the property of a State, but the inspiration and the hope of a country, 
— yes, of a world. Her educating influences are hers no longer, but have been ab- 
sorbed by one greater and more powerful than she ; and as a bride cometh to the 


bridegroom, as a river giveth up its waters to the ocean, so Massachusetts proudly 
gives her best and her noblest for the benefit of her country and humanity. 

Classmates : Here in this valley which has been formed of the granite hills 
of New England has Massachusetts placed this college, our Alma Mater. Here 
for four years we have worked for knowledge, but the true heart is never satis- 
fied. There is always a longing to know the unknown, a reaching after the un- 
attained and the unattainable. As we look into the future there is a hope that 
that which we have acquired may be of use to ourselves in gaining that priceless 
attribute of life, wisdom, and may be of use to mankind in the upbuilding of the 
nation. As Massachusetts has given to us, so should we give to humanity. How 
can I better close than by the use of those words which have been sanctioned by 
the highest authority of the State ? 

"God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." 



"A bold, bad man." — Ch-n-y. 

" When shall we find his like again." — P—tt—r. 

"I'm always in haste but never in a hurry." — H-m-?iw-y. 

" Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined." — J. H. J-n-s. 

" I do not think a truer gentleman is now alive." — Prof. L-ll. 

"He that makes shoes goes bare-foot himself." — H-mm-r. 

" Was shapely for to been an alderman." — C-l-m-n. 

"A noble youth with toil prodigous, 
His fault, — he's almost too religious." — B. K. J-n-s. 

" Something between a hindrance and a help." — Cribs in Trig. 

" What rage for fame attends both great and small, 
Better be d d than mentioned not at all." 

Konor $}en. 



John E. Gifford, First. George F. Merwin, Second. 


Louis M. Barker. 


George F. Merwin. 


Thomas P. Foley, First. Daniel C. Potter, Second. 


Patrick A. Leamy, First. Sastre de Veraud, Second. 


L. F. Clark, First. Charles I. Goessmann, Second. 


Senior (Appointments. 

IVY POET D. C. Potter. 


CAMPUS ORATOR . . H. A. Ballou. 


PIPE ORATOR • A. F. Burgess. 


CLASS POET E. A. White. 

PROPHET • ■ ■ . W. A. Root. 



i M. J. Sullivan. 


( C. L. Stevens. 

TRICKSTER Shiro Kuroda. 

Secretary : A. B. Smith. 


KevietD of fixe ^fectr. 

IT is with a justifiable feeling of satisfaction that we look back upon a year 
of college experience, marked by progress in many directions. The general 

business depression and the increased requirements for admission have, no 
doubt, had their effect on the number of students entering this fall ; but, notwith- 
standing adverse influences, the tendency of the college has been upward and 

The system of senior electives has had a year's trial, and all unanimously 
agree that their institution has been a decided success. In all of these great 
range of study is permitted, and to facilitate work in Botany, this subject has 
been sub-divided into Botany (proper), Horticulture, Floriculture, and Forestry. 
Indeed, the acknowledged advantage of special study has led to the hopes that 
electives will soon be extended to the juniors. It may, however, be wise to ad- 
vance cautiously in this respect ; for the tendency of the age is rather toward 
special education based on a narrow foundation, than toward a broad education 
on which to base the more particular knowledge required by specialties. 

There are now among us some who are profiting by the opportunity for 
obtaining the degree of Master of Science. The advantages of the Post-Graduate 
Course are many and important, and we are glad to welcome all who may wish 
to take this course. Within the past year, the faculty have made it a rule that 
all those having term-marks above eighty-five per cent, shall be excused from 
examinations in those studies. It is hardly necessary to say that this is fully 
appreciated by the students, most of whom are only too glad of an opportunity 
to increase the length of vacations. 

The two new assistant-professors are doing creditable work in their respective 
departments. The system of electives made necessary the appointment of an 

instructor in German, and we have an able member of the Class of '94 serving 
in this capacity. Upon petition of about two-thirds of the members of the junior 
class, a course in German preparatory to advanced work in the senior year has 
been granted by the faculty. The work of the other assistant is worthy of more 
than casual mention. He has an undoubted ability as a teacher, but he has not 
been content to confine his labors to the classroom alone. Now, as we enter the 
Museum and begin, passing round to the right, we trace the scientific evolution 
from the lowest to the highest forms of life. This task of systematically 
arranging the heterogeneous collection has been accomplished with no little labor 
on the part of the assistant in the Zoological Department. 

On the college grounds there have been several changes. The farm-house 
has been moved from its location near the Drill Hall to a position west of North 
College. The debris left after the destruction of the old barn has been cleared 
away, and the cellar has already been partly filled in. The new barn, which has 
been for some time in the process of construction, is now occupied by the 
herd of western cattle purchased during the summer. In connection with the 
farm, an extensive system of irrigation has been put in operation at considerable 
expense. This will remove some objectionable features from the "Ravine," and 
make possible its continuance as a small natural park. The appearance of the 
pond, which is so marked a feature of the college grounds, has been greatly im- 
proved by the artistic arrangement of ornamental shrubs and aquatic plants 
around its borders. 

During the latter part of the past year electric lights were placed in South 
College. The result of this change was so satisfactory, that wires have recently 
been placed in North College, Old Chapel, and the farm buildings. The electricity 
which has been furnished by the company supplying the town is now being gen- 
erated by the college plant located in the new barn. 

The library, in which the President is deeply interested, still continues to 
increase in size, and at present contains some fifteen thousand six hundred 
volumes. Many gifts of valuable books have been received during the year, 
among them being a set of medical works, given by Dr. George VV. Mills. Most 
of the books received are on scientific subjects, but it is hoped that in the near 
future there will be additions of standard fiction. 

The military department, being in the hands of a competent commandant, is 
reflecting credit upon the instructor and the college. There has been one slight 
change, however. Where formerly the senior privates were obliged to drill in 

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the ranks with the lower classmen, they now take signal practice instead. The 
standing of this department of the college was highly commended by Col. Hughes 
in his report to the Military Department at Washington. 

Since athletics holds so prominent a position in the minds of students, some 
mention of what has been done in this line during the year will not be out of 
place. Foot-ball occupied the attention of many during the fall term and, although 
not always successful, the team did good work, which was rewarded by a number 
of victories. With the winter term began a series of weekly indoor athletic 
meets. These were generally well attended, and the competition for the honor 
of having their class figures embroidered on the Athletic Association banner was 
very sharp between '95 and '96. The former we do not hesitate to say deserved 
the victory won. In the spring term out-of-door practice in base-ball commenced, 
as well as preparation for the annual Field Day held at Hampshire Park. This 
place being situated so far from the college, the long walk and inconveniences 
prevented many from attending and taking part in the sports. Funds for an 
athletic field are now being collected by Professor Brooks; and when this project 
is carried out, there will be a much more lively interest in athletics. 

In enumerating the events of a year it is possible to touch upon only those 
whose influence has already been felt. At the same time it should be borne in 
mind that even small things are not without effect. In looking forward to 
another year, we join in wishing that it may bring even greater indications of 
advancement than the year which is past. 

Vacation Dcrps. 

IN swiftly passing summer days, 
'Mid July sun and August haze, 
In days when grass and sweetest flowers 
Enchant the country's sylvan bowers, 
The weary Sophomore goes home, 
Amid his native wilds to roam ; 
And dreaming there, in sheltered nooks, 
Forgets the world of work and books. 

When evening sun has sunk from view, 
And moonlight lends a paler hue 
To shadows glancing in the wake 
Of barque on sea or inland lake, 
The voice of Beauty by his side 
Sends music flowing o'er the tide. 
He holds the time spent lingering here, 
The dearest moments of the year. 

But ah, how soon September sees 
A brighter foliage on the trees, 
And transient joys that soon depart, 
To leave but memories on the heart. 
'Tis thus vacation days are past, 
Till duty calls him back at last 
To Aggie, with her joys and care, 
And classmates waiting; for him there. 



Bleak Winter shows her iron hand, the Campus hard is froze, 
The half-back bold no longer wears a plaster on his nose. 
Still Aggie is the same old place, as seasons come and go, 
Her pleasures and her joys remain in sunshine or in snow. 

Nov. i. '96 Index Board begins work. 

3. '96 vs. '97 Foot-Ball game : 36-0. '96 celebrates in the evening. 

Town meeting at W. I. L. S. 
6. First Extended Order Drill. 

11. Close of the Foot-Ball season. Hair-cuts in order. 

12. Week of Prayer begins. 

17. Sir Henry Gilbert delivers the first of his six lectures. D. G. K. cele- 
brates its twenty-fifth anniversary. '97 and First Year men go to 
" Hamp " for Class pictures. 




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Feb. 2. 



Foot-Ball by moonlight. 

'96 bolts (?) Washburne ; the immortal Washburne Six is formed. 

Marsh elected Captain, and Warren Business Manager of Foot-Ball 

College closes for Thanksgiving recess. 

Thanksgiving Day. The hydrant in front of S. C. catches fire. 

Sir Henry Gilbert delivers his last lecture. 

First sleighing of the season, 

Thanksgiving recess closes. Electricity turned on with shocking results. 

Prof. Wellington takes a sleigh-ride on his bicycle. 

Rev. A. W. Winch, of Holyoke, preaches. 

'97 and First Year men dissolve partnership. 

Glee Club goes to Deerfield and gives its opening concert. 

Dr. Walker preaches on Forgetfulness. 

Final exams, begin. 

Fall term closes. 

Winter term begins. Prof. Lull added to the Faculty. 

Senior privates substitute Signal Service for high life in the rear ranks. 
Foley hires Fletcher to wear his stripes. Sellew is on hand for 

'96 gives Prof. Washburne a warm reception. 14 men stuck. 

Polo contests : '94 vs. '96, 2-2 ; '95 vs. '97, 2-1. 

Day of Prayer for Colleges. Dr. Tuttle and Rector Sprague spoke. 
Cupid Six go to English. Polo contest : '94 vs. '96, 2-1. 

Q. T. V. banquet. 

Rev. H. W. Boyd, of South Amherst, preaches. 

Prof. Maynard gives '97 a reception. Major Alvord lectured on " Dai- 
rying at the World's Fair." 

Wanita. M. A. C. Indians cut a figure. 

'94 goes to Belchertown for a sleigh-ride. 

Washington's Birthday. L. F. Clark goes to Chapel. 


26. College welcomes " Prex " on his return. '95 goes to Deerfield for a 
Mar. 1. Fletcher retires from being " Canavan's Devil." D. G. K. Seniors 
give the rest of the Class a reception. 

4. Mathematical students mourn over Washburne's absence. 

5. " Billet Doux" appears on the scene. '95 and " Tabby " have a mutual 

10. Barry celebrates his Aggie Life defeat in the reading-room. 
12. Drill and Base-ball practice begin on the campus; Mid-term exams. 

(finals). Oh, where was Prof. Washburne ? 

16. Glee Club gives a concert in the Chapel. A hot scene in the reading- 


17. Freshmen show their green(ness). 
19. 85 per cent, system for the Seniors. 
21. Winter term closes. 


The southern wind from Holyoke's range has swept the snows away, 
And we have watched the sweet springtime pass swiftly day by day. 
No fairer place the gods e'er made for summer sun to shine, 
Than Aggie with her verdant fields and guardian mountain line. 

April 3. Spring term opens ; Burrington and Nutting succeed "Jay." 

6. Washburne lectures to '96 on " Hygiene." Edwards takes full notes. 

Cheney hangs Haut-Ton. 
n. Dr. Daymude lectures on "Utility of Beauty." 

16. 85 per cent, system for the whole college. College raises $400 for 

Base-ball — '96 gives $111 of it. 

17. '97 Class caps appear. 

19. Patriot's day. 

20. Senior farmers and chemists cross bats, 13-7. 

27. Hopkins Academy vs. '97, 14-7. 

28. Arbor Day. '96 plants its Class tree. '95 vs. '97 Base-ball game, 23-13. 
30. White military trousers appear. 


May 3. Prof. Washburne dismisses his surveying class on time. 

5. Dr. Fernow lectures on "The Battle of the Forest." 

8. '96 vs. '97 Base-ball game, 12-0. 

11. Sophomore Western Alumni Four chosen ; Freshmen Western Alumni 
Four chosen. 

16. '95 holds a Field Day at Hampshire Park ; they celebrate their victory 

at the Amherst House. 

17. Dr. Fernow delivers the last of his lectures on " Forestry. " 

18. Prof. Warner tenders a reception to '95. 

19. Hash-house vs. Outsiders Base-ball game, 11-10. 

25. Legislature makes its annual visit. 
Hash-house vs. Outsiders Base-ball game, 10-9. 

30. College Battalion does escort duty for the G. A. R., followed by Dress 
Parade on the Common. 
June 1. Freshmen start out on their Freshman night dissipation. 

6. Col. Hughes inspects the battalion. 

9. The old barn burns ; Toole saves a barrel of corn-cobs. 

10. Rev. Calvin Stebbins preaches. Senior vacation week. 
17. Baccalaureate sermon and address before Y. M. C. A. 

19. Class Day. Senior promenade. 

20. Graduating exercises. End of the college year. 

21. Seniors have their farewell supper at Albany, N. Y. 
Sept. 4-5. Entrance examinations. 

6. Fall term opens. 

11. M. A. C. Boarding Club initiation. 

14. '96 vs. '98 Base-ball game, 15-2 ; '95 vs. '97 Base-ball game, 14-2. 
21. Junior German Class organizes. 

26. College closes for Hampshire County Fair. 

27. College raises $350 for Foot-ball. '98 lose their practice rope. 

28. They find it again. 

Oct. 3. '97 vs. '98 rope-pull, '98 victorious. 


Oct. 4. '96 starts on the annual Junior trip. 

5. Saito becomes so enraptured at Wellesley that he gets lost. 

7. Harper the only Junior at church. 

12. Aggie 10, Wesleyan University o. The cannon proclaim the victory. 

16. First Junior orations delivered. 

18. Soph, mountain day; Captain Colby makes a sprint. 

23. Eddy goes to see his girl and finds her entertaining three other fellows. 

28. Rev. Dr. Read, of Holyoke, preached. 

31:. '96 Index Board retires from the field. 



VOLUME of this nature should be amusing rather than instructive; and 
as editorials are never amusing, we propose to make them as brief as 
possible. There is one point, nevertheless, on which we as a board 
wish to be most distinctly understood, and that is : whatever there is in this 
volume which would seem to indicate the contrary, we bear not the slightest ill- 
will against a single person who is mentioned within its covers. It is the aim 
of this volume, as with others of a like nature, to furnish a view of college life 
from the students' standpoint. It bears the same relation to the regular college 
publication that our comic papers, as "Puck" and "Judge," bear to the standard 
press. We are expected to be funny ; and if in our nights of humor we have 
spoken, not wisely, but too freely, we would wish our words to be taken in a 
" Pickwickian sense." 

The idea has been very forcibly presented to us during the past few months, 
that in the work of advertising and extending the good name of our college, an 
important factor is, and ever must be, the position held by the athletic teams 
representing her on the field. However true it may be that this side of college 
life presents but little of attraction to a certain class of people who seem 
opposed to it on general principles, it is, nevertheless, true that to the thinking 
public a strong foot-ball or base-ball team represents a strong college. In many 
cases a young man about to choose a place of obtaining an education, will 
almost unconsciously turn toward that institution whose athletic teams during 
the preceding seasons have held the best relative positions. 


In view of these facts, then, it seems to us that the attention and efforts of 
professors and others in authority should be directed, not toward suppressing 
or hindering the progress of any form of college athletics, but rather toward 
hearty encouragement and support. By this means they would not only con- 
tribute directly to the success of the teams, but indirectly to that of the college. 

In view of the prominent position occupied by the Military Department at 
this college, it seems but proper that it receive something more than passing 
notice at our hands. We all are interested in the welfare of the Battalion, but 
probably none more so than is our able Commandant, to whose friendly interest, 
practical ability, and untiring efforts are due in no small measure its high stand- 
ing. General Hughes, in his report of last June, speaks in very complimentary 
terms, not only of the condition in which he found the Department as a whole, 
but also of the manner in which the cadets executed the prescribed manoeuvres. 

Among the students there exists a very general feeling of satisfaction with the 
management, as well as a becoming pride in the welfare and success of the 
Military Department. Nearly all seem to be willing to do their best to make a 
good appearance on the parade ground. This, also, goes a long way in helping 
to keep up the high standard already attained. 

In connection with this subject it may be mentioned that there exists a very 
strong feeling among the cadets in favor of more practical and extended military 
operations, in the way of a week's encampment each year at some convenient 
place. Last spring attention was called to this sentiment by our college paper, 
and since that time this feeling has been steadily growing. 

The many practical advantages to be gained from a week in camp, under the 
prescribed regulations, are obvious to all. We are convinced that the prospect 
of a week's encampment and drill in a place where there would be plenty of 
visitors to criticize or applaud, would be a powerful incentive to more faithful 
individual work, thus bringing our already high standard to a greater degree of 


Much might be said on this subject, perhaps with profit; but we leave its 
further consideration to the judgment of our Faculty and Trustees, and to our 
Honorable Legislature, trusting that they may take the necessary steps in the 
matter, and very early make our hopes for this project a realization. 

This term brings in the smallest Freshman class of any for more than a score 
of years, and, while above the average in excellence of material, yet its limited 
numbers would seem to call for some attention on the part of the Index. We 
bear the welfare of the college deeply at heart, and therefore are much grieved 
that so few have entered with '98. Very naturally the question arises, " Why so 
small a class this year ? " The answer is not so easy to give as at first it may 
seem. The subject must be considered in various lights in order that a complete 
and satisfactory conclusion may be reached. To begin with, it must be borne in 
mind that while the standard of scholarship has been raised, that fact was 
announced two years or more ago, so that those intending to enter have had 
ample time to prepare for so doing. The Two Years' Course in Agriculture has 
also been added to the curriculum, and has taken some men who doubtless 
would have gone into the Four Years' Course had not the shorter one been 
available ; yet this can be said of but a very few. 

The protracted business depression from which our State, in common with the 
rest of the country, has been suffering for the last year and a half, may, possibly, 
have had something to do with the falling off in the number of '98 men ; but 
this would hardly seem to have prevented two-thirds or three-fourths the usual 
number entering, as the farmers and middle class, from which most of our 
students come, are probably not so deeply affected as to necessitate the post- 
poning of the education of their children, and especially their sons, who can 
hardly earn enough at the present rate of wages and lack of work to pay for 
remaining at home. 

Some claim that there has been a reaction against Agricultural College 
education, yet this hardly seems possible when every year brings Agricultural 


College graduates more prominently before the public, both in scientific and 
literary, business and political lines. 

Another point which we hear brought out continually, is that there has not 
been enough advertising. This, it seems to us, is perhaps as potent a factor 
as any in determining the size, not only of this, but of all the classes. 

Whatever the cause may be, whether any of the above or all in combination, 
which we are inclined to think may be the case, it will surely do no harm to 
advertise more liberally and in a broader and more thorough manner than has 
been done in the past. Here we have eighty free scholarships provided 
annually, and this year not a fifth part of them are taken. The remaining four- 
fifths are, so to speak, running to waste. There are, we venture to say, scores 
of young men in our cities and towns, who, if they only knew and realized in 
full the advantages offered here, would not hesitate, but enter at the earliest 

When judiciously used, printer's ink is a great stimulus to popular demand 
for education as well as anything else. The local papers in all parts of our 
State should be plentifully sprinkled with notes from our college, and also 
contain advertisements of the same, and thus keep prominently before the whole 
Massachusetts public the fact that the Massachusetts Agricultural College is a 
live institution, and that it is doing a great and growing work in the lines of 
practical, scientific, and agricultural education. 

This is comparatively a young college, and as yet has its reputation to make. 
What is needed here for the next ten years is a large, enthusiastic, earnest class 
each year, gathered from every part of the old Bay State. We believe that 
advertising will bring them. After that, when there are M. A. C. graduates in 
every city, town, and farming community, there will no longer remain the need 
of advertising. The men that have gone out from here will be sufficient evi- 
dence of the desirability of having this college for an Alma Mater. 

In conclusion, we would give a little fatherly advice to our successors. In the 
first place, dear young friends, fix firmly in your minds the fact that the biggest 


job you ever tackled in your short lives now claims your undivided attention. 
The more this becomes impressed on your minds, the better book will you get. 
Secondly, put away all party dissensions and jealousies, and work together with 
all diligence for the one great end. Remember that your book will reflect not 
only on its editors, but on their class and college as well. And last of all, we 
would most solemnly exhort you to begin work right away, and never put off till 
to-morrow what you can do to-day. 

KJassacfyiseite (Agricultural College. 



OFFICERS FOR 1894=95. 


Charles A. Bowman, '8i, Winchester. 



W. A. Morse, '82, Melrose. 


Jas. R. Blair, '89, Boston. 


Dr. Chas. W. McConnel, '76, Boston. Atherton Clark, '77, Boston. 

H. N. Legate, '91, Boston. 


His Excellency Governor F. T. Greenhalge. 
Ex-Governor John Q. A. Brackett. 
Ex-Governor William E. Russell. 
Frank A. Hill, Secretary of 'the State Board of Education. 

Hon. John W. Dickinson, Ex-Secretary of the State Board of Education. 
Hon. Wm. R. Sessions, Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture. 

Henry H. Goodell, M. A., President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 


Massachusetts (Agricultural College Club 





William Perkins Birnie, '71, of Springfield, Mass. 

First Vice=President. 

Alfred Armand Hevia. '83, of New York City. 

Second Vice=President. 

Hezekiah Howell, '85, of Monroe, Orange Co., N. Y 


Alvan Luther Fowler, '80, of New York City. 


Harry Kirke Chase, '82, of New York City. 

The Ninth Annual Banquet and Meeting will be held in New York, December, 1S94. 
All communications to the Club should be addressed care of the Secretary-Treasurer, at 
133 Centre Street, New York, N. Y. 


SDesfern fllumni (Association 





J. E. Wilder, '82. 


C. S. Plumb, '£ 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

A. F. Shiverick, '82. 


A. H. Lyman, '-jt,. 
F. W. Wood, '73. 
W. S. Potter, '76. 
H. E. Stockbridge, 'yS. 
A. W. Spaulding, '81. 

C. S. Plumb, '82. 
A. F. Shiverick, '8: 
L. R. Taft, '82. 
J. E. Wilder, '82. 
J. L. Windsor, '82. 

J. L. Field, '9: 


(Jlumni (Association 


OFFICERS FOR 1894=95. 


F. H. Plumb, '92. 

• Vice=Presidents. 

J. B. Lixdsey, 'S3. W. H. Porter, '76. 

F. H. Fowler, '87. 


S. T. Maynard, '7: 


Chas. Wellington, '73. 

Executive Committee. 

C. L. Flint, '81. S. C. Damon, '82. 


THe Song of t\e Socked. 


V V Let us joy to know 
The peach blow cheeks so fine ; 

Tho' far away 

Ourr footsteps stray, 
They're there to welcome our kind. 

So if a maid 

With your heart has played, 
And smiled on another man, 

Your health, my lad ! 

You'll never be sad 
If you've smiled whenever you can. 

Had your lady swest 

A form petite 
And eyes of sparkling jet? 

You're lucky, by Jove ! 

For your brunette love 
Had a nasty temper, I'll bet. 

Was your dear one's smile 

So free from G(u)ile 
That ever a kiss seemed naughty ? 

Was plump with curls, 

This queen of girls ? 
She'd been fat as a squab at forty. 


If your lady fair 

Had golden hair 
And eyes of Italian blue, 

Let her go to the d 1 ! 

You've but to be civil 
To get on with number two. 

So, when you're hit 

By a little chit, 
Don't look at your razor case ; 

Don't sit round and moan ; 

Stiffen up your backbone, 
And sail in for the next pretty face. 

^SUfi 9 





Allen, Gideon H., D. G. K., Journalist, 87 Union St., New Bedford. 

Bassett, Andrew L., Q. T. V., Pier 36, East River, New York City, Transfer Agent, Central- 
Vermont R. R. Co. 

Birnie, William P., D. G. K., Springfield, Mass., Paper and Envelope Manufacturer. 

Bowker, William H., D. G. K., 43 Chatham St., Boston, Mass., President Bowker Fertilizer 

Caswell, Lilley B., Athol, Mass., Civil Engineer. 

Cowles, Homer L., Amherst, Mass., Farmer. 

Ellsworth, Emory A., Q. T. V., 7 Main St., Holyoke, Mass., Architect and Civil Engineer. 

Fisher, Jabez F., D. G. K., Fitchburg, Mass., Paymaster in Cleghorn Mills. 

Fuller, George E., address unknown. 

*Hawley, Frank W. 

*Herrick, Frederick St. C, D. G. K. 

Leonard, George, LL. B., D. G. K., Springfield, Mass., Clerk of Court. 

Lyman, Robert W., LL. B., Q. T. V., Linden St., Northampton, Mass., Registrar of Deeds. 

*Morse, James H. 

Nichols, Lewis A., D. G. K., address unknown. 

Norcross, Arthur D., D. G. K., Monson, Mass., Merchant. 

Page, Joel B., D. G. K., 366 Garden St., Hartford, Conn., Farm Superintendent. 

Richmond, Samuel H., address unknown. 

Russell, William D., D. G. K., Turner's Falls, Mass., Treasurer Montague Paper Co. 

Smead, Edwin B., Q. T. V., 394 Park St., Hartford, Conn., Principal Watkinson's Farm School. 

Sparrow, Lewis A., 238 Market St., Brighton, Mass., Superintendent Bowker Fertilizer Works. 

Strickland, George P., D. G. K., Livingston, Mont., Machinist on N. P. R. R. 

Thompson, Edgar E., 27 Wellington St., Worcester, Mass. 

Tucker, George H., West Spring Creek, Pa., Civil Engineer. 

Ware, Willard C, 225 Middle St., Portland, Me., Manager Boston & Portland Clothing Co. 

Wheeler, William, D. G. K., 89 State St., Boston, Mass., Wheeler & Parker, Contracting 

Whitney, Frank Le P., D. G. K., 435 Washington St., Boston, Mass., Boot & Shoe Business. 

Woolson, George C, Lock Drawer E., Passaic, N. J., Grower and Dealer in Nursery Stock. 




Bell, Burleigh C, D. G. K., Sixteenth & Howard Sts., San Francisco, Cal. 

Brett, William F., D. G. K., Danbury, Conn., Merchant. 

Clark, John W., Q. T. V., North Hadley, Mass., Farmer. 

Cowles, Frank C, ii Foster St., Worcester, Mass.. Civil Engineer and Draughtsman, with 
Cutting, Bardwell & Co. 

Cutter, John C, M. D., D. G. K., 406 Main St., Worcester, Mass., Dermatologist. 

*Dyer, Edward N. 

Easterbrook, Isaac H., Box 491, Webster, Mass., Farmer in Dudley, Mass. 

Fiske, Edward R., Q. T. V., 217 West Chelton Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., in the firm of Folwell 
Bros. & Co., Manufacturers. 

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

Grover, Richard B., 67 Ashland St., Boston, Mass., Clergyman. 

Holmes, Lamuel, Le B., Q. T. V., 38 North Water St., New Bedford, Mass., Lawyer. 

Kimball, Francis E., Worcester, Mass., with E. T. Smith & Co., Wholesale Grocers. 

Livermore, Russell W., LL. B., Q. T. V., Pates Roberson Co., N. C, Merchant and Manu- 
facturer of Naval Stores. 

Mackie, George, M. D., D. V. S., Q. T. V., Attleboro, Mass., Physician. 

Maynard, Samuel T., Amherst, Mass., Professor of Botany and Horticulture, Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College. 

Morey, Herbert E., 31 Exchange St., Boston, Mass., Dealer in Foreign and American Coins 
and Stamps. 

Peabody, William R., Q. T. V., Equitable Building, St. Louis, Mo., A. G. F. A., Mo. Pac. R. R. 

Salisbury, Frank B., D. G. K., Beaconsfield Diamond Fields, South Africa, care of J. F. 
Fishmash, Graham St., Kimberly, South Africa. 

Shaw, Elliot D., 46 Dwight St., Holyoke, Mass., Florist. 

Snow, George H., Leominster, Mass., Farmer. 

*Somers, Frederick M., Q. T. V. 

Thompson, Samuel C, 2622 Third Ave., New York City, Civil Engineer. 

Wells, Henry, Q. T. V., 1416 F. St., Washington, D. C, Manager of the Washington 
Hydraulic Press Brick Co. 

Whitney, William C, Q. T. V., Minneapolis, Minn., Architect. 


Eldred, Frederick C, Sandwich, Mass., Cranberry and Poultry Raiser. 

Leland, Walter S., D. G. K., Concord Junction, Mass., Teacher in Massachusetts Reformatory. 

Lyman, Asahel H., D. G. K., 425 & 427 River St., Manistee, Michigan, Wholesale and Retail 

Mills, George W., M. D., 24 Salem St., Medford, Mass., Physician. 



Minor, John B., Q. T. V., 127 Arch St., New Britain, Conn., Minor & Corbin, Manufacturers 

of Paper Boxes. 
Penhallow, David P., Q. T. V., Montreal, Canada, Professor of Botany and Vegetable 

Physiology, Magill University. 
Renshaw, James B., D. D., Box 927, Spokane, Washington, Farmer. 
Simpson, Henry B., Q. T. V., Washington, D. C. 
Wakefield, Albert T., B. A., M. D., Sheffield, Mass., Physician. 
Warner, Seth S., D. G. K., Northampton, Mass., Dealer in Agricultural Implements. 
Webb, James PL, LL. B., D. G. K., 69 Church St., New Haven, Conn., Ailing & Webb, 

Attorney and Councillor at Law. 
Wellington, Charles, Ph. D., D. G. K., Amherst, Mass., Associate Professor of Chemistry 

at Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
Wood, Frank W., 188 41st St., Chicago, 111., Civil Engineer. 


Benedict, John M., M. D., D. G. K., 18 Main St., Waterbury, Conn., Physician and Surgeon. 
Blanchard, William H., Westminster, Vt., Farmer in Putney, Vt. 
Chandler, Edward P., D. G. K., Maiden, Fergus Co., Mont., Wool Grower. 


Hitchcock, Daniel G., High St., Warren, Mass., Editor and Proprietor, Warren Herald. 
Hobbs, John A., Salt Lake City, Utah, Dairying at American Fork, Utah. 
Libby, Edgar H., North Yakima, Washington, Editor of The Ranch. 
*Lyman, Henry. 

Montague, Arthur H., Granby, Mass., Post Office, South Hadley, Mass., Farmer. 
Phelps, Henry L., Southampton, Mass., Farmer. 

Smith, Frank S., D. G. K., Albany, Wis., Manufacturer, Albany Woolen Mills. 
Woodman, Edward E., Danvers, Mass., E. & C. Woodman, Florists' and Garden Supplies. 
Zeller, Harrie McK., 145 West Washington St., Hagerstown, Md., Agent for Fidelity 
Investment Association. 


Barrett, Joseph F., <f>. 2. K., 29 Beaver St., New York City, Traveling Salesman. 

Barri, John A., 13 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, Conn., Fertilizer Manufacturer, Chittenden, 

Barri & Sanderson. 
Bragg, Everett B., Q. T. V., 61 Wall St., New York City, Chemist for the Grasselli 

Chemical Co. 
Brooks, William P., <I>. 2. K., Amherst, Mass., Professor of Agriculture at the Massachusetts 

Agricultural College. 
Bunker, Madison, D. V; S., Newton, Mass., Veterinary Surgeon. 


J 57 

Callender, Thomas R., D. G. K., Northfield, Mass. 

Campbell, Frederick G., <J>. 2. K., Westminster, Vt., Farmer and Sheep Raiser. 

Carruth, Herbert S., D. G. K., io Beaumont St., Dorchester, Mass., Builder. 

*Clay, Jabez W., <p. 2. K. 

Dodge, George R., Q. T. V., Hamilton, Mass., P. O. Asbury Grove, Farmer. 

Hague, Henry, <t>. 2. K., 527 Southbridge St., Worcester, Mass., Clergyman. 

Harwood, Peter M., $. 2. K., Walkerville, Ont., Manager of Hiram Walker Farm. 

Knapp, Walter H., Newtonville, Mass., Florist. 

Lee, Loren K., 1122 Raymond Ave., St. Anthony Park, St. Paul, Minn., Grain and Seed 

Commission Dealer. 
Miles, George M., Miles City, Mont., Merchant and Stock Raiser. 
Otis, Harry P., D. G. K., Florence, Mass., Superintendent Northampton Emery Wheel Co., 

Leeds, Mass. 
Rice, Frank H., Reno, Washoe Co., Nev., Clerk with Folsom & Wells. 
Southwick, Andre A., <£>. 2. K., Taunton, Mass., Superintendent of the Taunton State Lunatic 

Winchester, John F., D. V. S., Q. T. V., 392 Haverhill St., Lawrence, Mass., Veterinarian. 


Bagley, David A., address unknown. 

Bellamy, John, D. G. K., West Newton, Mass. 

Chickering, Darius O., Enfield, Mass., Farmer. 

Deuel, Charles F., Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass., Druggist. * 

Guild, George W. M., Q. T. V., 5 St. Johns St., Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

PIawley, Joseph M., D. G. K., address unknown. 

Kendall, Hiram, D. G. K., Providence, R. I., Kendall Manufacturing Co. 

Ladd, Thomas H., care of William Dadmun, Watertown, Mass. 

Mann, George H., Sharon, Mass., Superintendent Cotton Duck Mills. 

Martin, William E., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Secretary of the Sioux Falls Candy Co. 

McConnell, Charles W., D. D. S., D. G. K., 170 Tremont St., Boston, Mass., Dentist. 

MacLeod, William A., B. A., LL. B., D. G. K., Exchange Building, 53 State St., Boston, 

Mass., MacLeod, Calver, and Randall. 
Parker, George A., <p. 2. K., Mansfield, Mass., Foreman Garden Department, Old Colony R. R. 
Parker, George L., 807 Washington St., Dorchester, Mass., Florist. 

Phelps, Charles H., 115 Broadway, New York City, Electrical Construction and Supplies. 
Porter, William H., <t>. 2. K., Silver Hill, Agawam, Mass., Farmer. 
Potter, William S., D. G. K., LaFayette, Ind., Lawyer, Rice & Potter. 
Root, Joseph E., M. D., F. S. Sc, <p. 2. K., 49 Pearl St., Hartford, Conn., Physician and 

Sears, John M., Ashfield, Mass., Farmer. 


Smith, Thomas E., D. G. K.. West Chesterfield, Mass., Hoop Manufacturer, H. B. Smith 

& Son. 
Taft, Cyrus A., Whitinsville, Mass., Agent for Whitinsville Machine Works. 
Urner, George P., D. G. K., Big Timber, Park Co., Mont., Manager of Montana Paris 

Plaster Co. 
Wetmore, Howard G., M. D., address unknown. 
*Williams, John E. 


Benson, David H., Q. T. V., North Weymouth, Mass., Chemist with Bradley Fertilizer Co. 

Brewer, Charles, Delaware Water Gap, Pa., Farmer. 

Clark, Atherton, D. G. K., 140 Tremont St., Boston, Mass., in the firm of R. H. Stearns & Co. 

Hibbard, Joseph R., Stoughton, Wis., Farmer. 

Howe, Waldo V., Q. T. V., 20 Broad St., Newburyport, Mass., Superintendent Anna Jacques 

Nye, George E., D. G. K., care of Swift & Co., U. S. Yards, Chicago, 111. 
Parker, Henry F., LL. B., 26 Cortlandt St., New York City, Solicitor of Patents. 
*Southmayd, John E., <t>. 2. K. 
Wyman, Joseph P., 52 to 70 Blackstone St., Boston, Mass. 


Baker, David E., <i>. 2. K., 227 Walnut St., Newtonville, Mass., Physician. 

Boutwell, Willie L., Leverett, Mass., Farmer. 

Brigham, Arthur A., <£■. 2. K., Marlboro, Mass., Farmer. 

Choate, Edward C, Q. T. V., Readville, Mass., Manager Neponset Farms. 

*Clark, Xenos Y., 4>. 2. K. 

Coburn, Charles F., Q. T. V., Lowell, Mass., Associate Editor Lowell Daily Citizen. 

Foot, Sanford D., Q. T. V., 102 Reade St., New York City, Secretary of Kearney & Foot Co., 
File and Rasp Manufacturers. 

Hall, Josiah N., M. D., <£. 2. K., 730 Sixteenth St., Denver, Colo. 

Heath, Henry G. K., LL. B., M. A., D. G. K., 54 Wall St., New York City, Attorney and 
Counsellor at Law. 

Howe, Charles S., Ph. D., <f>. 2. K., 103 Cornell St., Cleveland, Ohio., Professor of Mathe- 
matics, care of the School of Applied Science, 

Hubbard, Henry F., Q. T. V., 94 Front St., New York City, with J. H. Catherwood & Co., 
Tea Importers. 

Hunt, John F., Rosedale, Pa., Box 21, Civil Engineer. 

Lovell, Charles O., Q. T. V., 263 Quail St., Albany, N. Y. 

Lyman, Charles E., Middlefield, Conn., Farmer. 

Myrick, Lockwood, Springfield, Mass., with Compound Ido-oxygen Co. 


Osgood, Frederick H., M. R. C. V. S., Q. T. V., Professor and Surgeon Harvard Veterinary 
School, 50 Village St., Boston, Mass., President Mass. Cattle Commissioners. 

Spufford, Amos L., 3>. 2. K., 154 Merrimac St., Haverhill, Mass., Agent for the Haverhill 

Stockbridge, Horace E., Ph. D., D. G. K., care of Levi S. Stockbridge, Amherst, Mass. 

Tuckerman, Frederick. Ph. D., M. D., Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass. 

Washburn, John H., Ph. D., D. G. K., Kingston, R. I., President of the R. I. State Agri- 
cultural College. 

Woodbury, Rufus P., Q. T. V., 3612 Campbell St., Kansas City, Mo., Secretary of Kansas 
City Live Stock Exchange. 


Dickinson, Richard S., Columbus, Piatt Co., Neb., Farmer. 

Green, Samuel B., D. G. K., St. Anthony Park, St. Paul, Minn., Professor of Horticulture at 

the University of Minnesota. 
Rudolph, Charles, LL. B., Q. T. V., 41 Sears Building, Boston, Mass., Lawyer and Real 

Estate Agent. 
Sherman, Walter A., M. D., D. V. S., D. G. K., 182 Central St., Lowell, Mass., Veterinarian. 
Smith, George P., D. G. K., Sunderland, Mass., Farmer. 

Swan, Roscoe W., M. D., D. G. K., 41 Pleasant St., Worcester, Mass., Physician. 
Waldron, Hiram E. B., Q. T. V., Hyde Park, Mass., Manager, New England Telegraph & 

Telephone Co. 


Fowler, Alvan L., corner of Centre and White Sts., New York City, with the H. B. Smith Co. 
Gladwin, Frederick E., $. 2. K., 31 State St., Portland, Ore., F. E. Gladwin Co., Typewriters. 
Lee, William G-, D. G. K., 13 Elizabeth St., Birmingham, Conn., Architect. 
McQueen, Charles N., <£>. 2. K., Chicago, 111., Doorkeeper at Grand Opera House. 
Parker, William C, LL. B., <£. 2. K., 53 Tremont St., Boston, Mass., Attorney and 

Counsellor at Law. 
Ripley, George A., Q. T. V., Worcester, Mass., Traveling Salesman. 
Stone, Almon H., Tougaloo, Miss. 


Bowman, Charles A., C. S. C, 3 Hamilton Place, Boston, Mass., Civil Engineer. 

Boynton, Charles E., M. D., address unknown. 

Carr, Walter F., Q. T. V., Roanoke, N. C, General Manager of Roanoke Street Railroad. 

Chapin, Henry E., C. S. C, Athens, O., Professor of Biology at Ohio University. 

Fairfield, Frank H., Q. T. V., Little Falls, N. Y., Poultry Dealer. 

Flint, Charles L., Q. T. V., 25 Congress St., Boston, Mass., Stock Broker. 


Hashiguchi, Boonzo, D. G. K., Sapporo, Japan, President of Sapporo Agricultural College, 

Commissioner of Kok-kaido Colonial Bureau. 
Hills, Joseph L., D. G. K., King St., Burlington, Vt., Chemist of the Vermont Agricultural 

Experiment Station. 
Howe, Elmer D., <p. 2. K., Marlboro, Mass., Fairview Farm. 

Peters, Austin D., D. V. S., M. R. C. V. S., Q. T. V., Room 23, 35 Congress St., Boston, Mass. 
Rawson, Edward B., D. G. K., address unknown. 
Smith, Hiram F. M., M. D., Orange, Mass., Physician. 
Spalding, Abel W., C. S. C, 661 Bank of Minneapolis Building, Minneapolis, Minn., Architect 

and Engineer. 
Taylor, Frederick P., D. G. K., Athens, McMinn Co., Tenn., Farmer. 
Warner, Clarence D., D. G. K., Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Massachusetts 

Agricultural College. 
Whitaker, Arthur, D. G. K., Needham, Mass. 
Wilcox, Henry H, D. G. K., address unknown. 


Allen, Francis S., M. D., D. V. S., C. S. C, 800 North Seventeenth St., Philadelphia 

Penn., Veterinary Surgeon. 
Alpin, George T., East Putney, Vt., Farmer. 
Beach, Charles E., D. G. K., West Hartford, Conn., C. E. Beach & Co., Vine Hill and 

Ridge Farms. 
Bingham, Eugene P., C. S. C, Fairview, Orange County, Cal., Farmer. 
Bishop, William H.,<i>. 2. K., Newark, Del., Professor of Agriculture at Delaware Agricultural 

Brodt, Henry S., Q. T. V., Rawlins, Wyo., Secretary of J. W. Hugus & Co., General Merchandise. 
Chandler, Everett S., C. S. C, Mont Clare, 111., Clergyman. 
Cooper, James W. Jr., D. G. K., Plymouth, Mass., Druggist. 
Cutter, John A., M. D., F. S. Sc, <f>. 2. K., Heart Rest Sanatory for Chronic Diseases, Mott 

Ave. and 165th St., New York City, Equitable Building, Physician. 
Damon, Samuel C, C. S. C, Lancaster, Mass., Brick Manufacturer. 
*Floyd, Charles W. 

Goodale, David, Q. T. V., Butte, Mont., with Colorado Smelting and Mining Co. 
Hillman, Charles D., <t>. 2. K., Fresno City, Cal., Nurseryman and Stock Raiser. 
*Howard, Joseph H, <£. 2. K. 

Howe, George D., North Hadley, Mass., Seed Potato Grower. 
Kingman, Morris B., Amherst, Mass., Florist. 
Kinney, Burton A., 4>. 2. K., 106 Second Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minn., Manager of Pape 

Box Factory. 



May, Frederick G., <!>. 2. K., Kendall Green, Mass., Superintendent of Hook & Hastings Co., 

Church Organ Builders. 
Morse, William A., Q. T. V., Room 32, 28 State St., Boston, Mass. 
Myrick, Herbert, i 51 Bowdoin St., Springfield, Mass., Editor-in-chief of the American 

Agriculturalist, New York and New England Homesteads, and Far??i and Home. 
Paige, James B., D. V. S., Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass., Veterinary Surgeon and Professor of 

Veterinary Science at the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
Perkins, Dana E., ri Winter St., Somerville, Mass., Civil Engineer. * 

Plumb, Charles S., LaFayette, Ind., Director of Purdue University Agricultural Experiment 

Station and Professor of Agriculture in Purdue University. 
Shiverick, Asa F., D. G. K., Chicago, 111., with Tobey Furniture Co. 
Stone, Winthrop E., C. S. C, 501 State St., LaFayette, Ind., Professor of Chemistry at 

Purdue University. 
Taft, Levi R., C. S. C, Lansing, Mich., Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Gardening 

at Michigan Agricultural College. 
Taylor, Alfred H., D. G. K., Plainview, Neb., Dealer in Grain, Live Stock, Coal, and a 

Manufacturer of Fancy Butter Separator. 
Thurston, Wilbur H., West Union, Adams Co., Ohio, Surveyor, Chief Deputy and Auditor 

Adams Co. 
Wilder, John E., D. G. K., 212-214 Lake St., Chicago, 111., Wilder & Co., Wholesale Leather 

Williams, James S., Q. T. V., Glastonbury, Conn., Farmer. 
Windsor, Joseph L., 187-189 La Salle St., Chicago, 111., Insurance and Loans. 


Bagley, Sidney C, <£. 2. K., 35 Lynde St., Boston, Mass., Cigar Packer. 

Bishop, Edgar A., C. S. C, Talladega, Ala., Agricultural Superintendent Talladega College. 

Braune, Domingos H., D. G. K., Nova Friburgo, Province of Rio Janeiro, Brazil, Planter. 

Hevia, Alfred A., <£. 2. K., 155 Broadway, New York City, Life Insurance Agent. 

Holman, Samuel M., Jr., 11 Pleasant St., Attleboro, Mass. 

Lindsey, Joseph B., Ph. D., C. S. C, Amherst, Mass., Chemist at the State Experiment Station. 

Minott, Charles W., C. S. C, 760 Western Ave., Lynn, Mass., Special Inspector of the 

Gypsy Moth Department. 
Nourse, David O., C. S. C, Westborough, Mass. 

Preston, Charles H., D. G. K., Asylum Station, Danvers, Mass., Farmer. 
Wheeler, Homer J., Ph. D., C. S. C, Kingston, R. I., Chemist Rhode Island Experiment 



Herms, Charles, Q. T. V., O'Bannon, Jeff Co., Ky., Grape Grower. 

Holland, Harry D., Amherst, Mass., Hardware and Groceries, Holland & Gallond. 


Jones, Elisha A., <i>. 2. K., Experiment Station, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Smith, Llewellyn, Q. T. V., 15 Charlton St., Worcester, Mass., Traveling Salesman, 
Quinnipiac Co. 


Allen, Edwin W., Ph. D., C. S. C, 1529 Corcoran St., Washington, D. C, Assistant Director 

Office of Experiment Stations. 
Almeida, Luciano, J. de, D. G. K., Agenda des Tres Barras, Bananal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 

Barber, George H., M. D., Q. T. V., Surgeon on U. S. S. Bache, care of Navy Department, 

Washington, D. C. 
Brown, Charles W., <&. 2. K., Temple, N. H., Farmer. 

Goldthwait, Joel E., M. D., C. S. C, 719 Boylston St., Boston, Mass., Physician. 
Howell, Hezekiah, <i>. 2. K., Monroe, Orange County, N. Y.; Farmer. 
*Leary, Lewis C. 
Phelps, Charles S., Mansfield, Conn., Professor of Agriculture and Vice-Director of Storrs 

School Experiment Station. 
Taylor, Isaac N., Jr., D. G. K., San Francisco, Cal., with Edison Light and Power Co. 
Tekirian, Benoni O., C. S. C, 49-51 Rush St., Chicago, 111., Chemist, with Y. T. Matzoon Co. 


Ateshian, Osgan H., C. S. C, 170 Tremont St., Boston. Mass., Dealer in Oriental Rugs and 

Atkins, William H., D. G. K., Burnside, Conn., Market Gardener. 
Ayers, Winfield, D. G. K., 47 West Ninety-third St., New York City, Physician. 
Carpenter, David F., D. G. K., Professor at Agustschmidt German-American University, 

129 Cumberland St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Clapp, Charles W., C. S. C, Turner's Falls, Mass., Civil Engineer. 
Duncan, Richard F., M. D., <£. 2. K., Williamstown, Mass., Physician. 
Eaton, William A., D. G. K., Nyack, N. Y., Wholesale Lumber Salesman. 
Felt, Charles F. W., C. S. C, Box 232, Galveston, Tex., Resident Engineer. 
Mackintosh, Richard B., D. G. K., 30 Chestnut St., Peabody, Mass., Foreman in J. B. 

Thomas's Wool Shop. 
Sanborn, Kingsbury, 4>. 2. K., :72 Olivewood Ave., Riverside, Cal., Assistant Engineer for 

the Riverside Water Co. 
Stone, George S., D. G. K., Otter River, Mass., Farmer. 


Almeida, Augusto L. de, D. G. K., Agenda des Tres Barras, Bananal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 



Barrett, Edward W., D. G. K., 331 Main St., Milford, Mass., Teacher. 

Caldwell, William H., D. G. K, Peterboro, N. H., Secretary and Treasurer American 

Guernsey Cattle Club. 
Carpenter, Frank B., C. S. C, Raleigh, N. C, N. C. State Experiment Station. 
Chase, William E., 349 Twelfth St., Portland, Ore., with Portland Coffee and Spice Co. 
Davis, Fred A., M. D., C. S. C, 66 Beacon St., Boston, Mass., Eye and Ear Specialist. 
Fisherdick, Cyrus W., C. S. C, 231 South Eleventh St., Lincoln, Neb., Attorney-at-Law, 

Webster & Fisherdick. 
Flint, Edward R., Ph. D., Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Professor of Chemistry at 

the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
Fowler, Fred H., C. S. C, Commonwealth Building, Boston, Mass., Office of State Board of 

Howe, Clinton S., C. S. C, Marlboro, Mass., Farmer. 
Marsh, James M., C. S. C, 393 Chestnut St., Lynn, Mass., of the firm of G. E. Marsh & Co., 

Silk Manufacturers. 
Marshall, Charles L., D. G. K., 48 Stevens St., Lowell, Mass., Market Gardener and Florist. 
Meehan, Thomas F., D. G. K., i 59 Green St., Jamaica Plain, Mass., Attorney-at-Law. 
Osterhout, J. Clark, Chelmsford, Mass., Farmer. 
Richardson, Eben F., <i>. 2. K., Millis, Mass., Farmer. 
Rideout, Henry N. W., 7 Howe St., Somerville, Mass., Paymaster's Office, Fitchburg R. R., 

Boston, Mass. 
Tolman, William N., <i>. 2. K., 15 Court Sq., Boston, Mass., Surveyor. 
Torelly, Firmino de S., Cidade do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Stock Raiser. 
Watson, Charles H., Q. T. V., La Monte, Mo., Superintendent La Monte Milling Co. 


Belden, Edward H., C. S. C, i Mulberry Place, Roxbury, Mass., Meter Department 
Suburban Street Power Co. 

Bliss, Herbert C, D. G. K., Attleboro, Mass., Traveling Salesman with Bliss Bros. 

Brooks, Frederick K., C. S. C, 49 Washington St., Haverhill, Mass., Shoe Manufacturer. 

Cooley, Fred S., 4>. 2. K., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Professor of Agriculture at the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College. 

Dickinson, Edwin H., C. S. C, North Amherst, Mass., Farmer. 

Field, Samuel H., North Hatfield, Mass., Farmer. 

Foster, Francis H, Andover, Mass., with City Board of Survey, Boston, Mass. 

Hayward, Albert I., C. S. C, Ashby, Mass. 

Holt, Jonathan E., C. S. C, Suffield, Conn., Superintendent of Farms, Grounds, and 
Buildings of Connecticut Literary Institute. 

Kinney, Lorenzo F.. Kingston, R. I., Horticulturist at R. I. Experiment Station, Professor 
of Botany and Horticulture. 


Knapp, Edward E., D. G. K., 1037 Evans Ave., Pueblo, Col., Foreman of Converter Mill at 
the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. 

Mishima, Viscount Yataro, D. G. K., Mita Shikokumachi, Shiba, Tokio, Japan. 

Moore, Robert B.. C. S. C, ii Erie St., Elizabeth, N. J., Chemist, with Bowker Fertilizer 
Co., Elizabethport. 

Newman, George ~E., Q. T. V., Lehigh City, Utah, Butter Maker. 

Noyes, Frank F., D. G. K., 330 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, Ga., Electrical Engineer. 

Parsons, Wilfred A., <i>. 2. K., Southampton, Mass., Farmer. 

Rice, Thomas, D. G. K., Fall River, Mass., Reporter for Fall River Daily News. 

Shepardson, William M., C. S. C, Amherst, Mass., Superintendent Horticultural Depart- 
ment Agricultural College and Assistant Horticulturist Platch Experiment Station. 

Shimer, B. Luther, Q. T. V., Bethlehem, Pa., Fruit Culture and Dairying. 


Blair, James R., Q. T. V., 386 Tremont St., Boston, Mass., Chemist. 
Copeland, Arthur D., D. G. K., Campello, Mass., Market Gardener. 
Croker, Charles S., D. G. K., Sunderland, Mass., Assistant Chemist at State Experiment 

Davis, Franklin W., <3?. 2. K., Editorial Rooms, Boston Journal, Boston, Mass. 
Hartwell, Burt L., C. S. C, Kingston, R. I., Assistant Chemist Rhode Island Experiment 

Hubbard, Dwight L., C. S. C, Boston, Mass., City Engineer's Office. 
Hutchins, James T., <I>. 2. K., Thirty-first St., above Girard Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., Electrical 

Engineer with West End Electric Co. 
Kellogg, William A., <£. 2. K., Amherst, Mass. 

Miles, Arthur L., C. S. C, Westboro, Mass., Master of Family at Lyman School. 
North, Mark N., Q. T. V., Corner of Bay and Green Sts., Cambridge, Mass., Veterinarian. 
Nourse, Arthur M., C. S. C. 

Sellew, Robert P., $. 2. K., Cleveland, O., Traveling Salesman for Cleveland Linseed Oil Co. 
Whitney, Charles A., C. S. C, Upton, Mass., Farmer. 
Woodbury, Herbert E., C. S. C, Mansfield, Conn., Horticulturist at Storrs Agricultural 



Barry, David, Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass., Superintendent Electric Light Works. 

* Bliss, Clinton E., D. G. K. 

* Castro, Arthur M., D. G. K. 

Dickinson, Dwight W., Q. T. V., Harvard Dental College, Boston, Mass. 
Felton, Truman P., C. S. C, West Berlin, Mass., Farmer. 
Gregory, Edgar, C. S. C, Danvers, Mass., at Asylum Station. 

* Deceased. 


Haskins, Henry D., Q. T. V., North Amherst, Mass., Assistant Chemist at Massachusetts 
State Experiment Station. 

Herrero, Jose M., D. G. K., Jovellanos, Cuba. 

Jones, Charles H., Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Chemist at Massachusetts State 
Experiment Station. 

Loring, John S., D. G. K., Shrewsbury, Mass., Farmer. 

McCloud, Albert C, Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass., Life and Fire Insurance Agent. 

Mossman, Fred W., C. S. C, Amherst, Mass., Post-Graduate at the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College. 

Russell, Henry L., D. G. K., Pawtucket, R. I., Ice Dealer, Disprass, Russell & Eddy. 

Simonds, George B., C. S. C, Fitchburg, Mass., Trucking Business. 

Smith, Frederick J., Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass., Post-Graduate at the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College. 

Stowe, Arthur N., Q. T. V., Hudson, Mass., Farmer. 

Taft, Walter E., D. G. K., 146 Franklin St., Boston, Mass., Draughtsman. 

Taylor, Fred L., Q. T. V., room 4, Town Hall, Brookline, Mass., Civil Engineer, Brookline 
Water Works. 

West, John S., Q. T. V., 57 Divinity Hall, University of Chicago, Student in Divinity School. 

Williams, Frank O., Q. T. V., Sunderland, Mass., Farmer. 


Arnold, Frank L., Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Chemist State Experiment Station 

Brown, Walter A., C. S. C, Springfield, Mass., City Engineer's Office. 

Carpenter, Malcolm A., C. S. C, Amherst, Mass., Assistant Horticulturist Hatch Experi 

ment Station. 
Eames, Aldice G., <!>. 2. K., Orchard Lake, Mich., Professor of English and Elocution at 

Michigan Military Academy. 
Felt, E. Porter, D. Sc, C. S. C, Fort Plain, N. Y. Teacher of Science at Clinton Liberal 

Field, Henry J., Q. T. V., 223 North Aurora St., Ithaca, N. Y., Post-Graduate student at 

Cornell University. 
Gay, Willard W., D. G. K., Haverford, Montgomery Co., Pa., Superintendent for Olmsted, 

Olmsted & Elliot, Landscape Architects, Brookline, Mass. 
Horner, Louis F., C. S. C, Huntington Valley, Pa. 
Howard, Henry M., C. S. C, Mt. Auburn, Mass., Market Gardener. 
Hull, John B., Jr., D. G. K., Waverly, Mass., Superintendent of Farm at School for Feeble 

Johnson, Charles H., D. G. K., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Chemist State Experiment Station 
Lage, Oscar V. B., D. G. K., Juiz de Fora, Minas, Brazil. 
Legate, Howard N, D. G. K., Commonwealth Building, Boston, Mass., State Board of 

Agriculture Office. 


Magill, Claude A., Westfield, Mass., Thayer & Magill, Civil Engineers. 

Paige, Walter C, D. G. K., Salem, Ore., General Secretary and Physical Director of Y. M. C. A. 
Rtjggles, Murray, C. S. C, Milton, Mass., Superintendent of Electric Light Co. 
Sawyer, Arthur H., Q. T. V., Hudson, Mass., Farmer. 

Shores, Harvey T., M. D.. D. G. K., 222 East Seventeenth St., New York City, in Post 
Graduate Hospital. 


Beals, Alfred T., Q. T. V., Greenfield, Mass., Florist. 

Boynton, Walter I., Q. T. V., 690 Tremont St., Boston, Mass., Student at the Boston Dental 

Clark, Edward T., C. S. C, Rhine Cliff, N. Y., Herdsman for Levi P. Morton. 
Crane, Henry E., C. S. C, Quincy, Mass., F. H. Crane & Sons, Grain Dealers. 
Deuel, James E., Q. T. V., 48 Dudley St., Boston, Mass., Druggist. 
Emerson, Henry B., C. S. C, no State St., Schenectady, N. Y., with Edison General 

Electric Co. 
Field, Justin L., Q. T. V., 4826 Kimbark Ave., Chicago, 111., with Marshall, Field & Co. 
Fletcher, William, C. S. C, Chelmsford, Mass., Druggist. 

Graham, Charles S., C. S. C, Westboro, Mass., Farm Superintendent at Lyman School. 
Holland, Edward B., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Chemist State Experiment Station. 
Hubbard, Cyrus M., Q. T. V., Sunderland, Mass., Farmer. 
Knight, Jewell B., Q. T. V., Belchertown, Mass., Farmer. 
Lyman, Richard P., Q. T. V., 50 Village St., Boston, Mass., Veterinarian. 
Plumb, Frank H., Q. T. V., Springfield, Mass., Assistant Editor New England Homestead and 

Farm and Home. 
Rogers, Elliot, <i>. 2. K., Kennebunk, Me., with the Mousam Manufacturing Co. 
Smith, Robert H., Amherst, Mass., State Experiment Station. 
Stockbridge, Francis G., D. G. K., 394 Park St., Hartford, Conn., Farm Superintendent at 

Watkins Farm School. 
Taylor, George E., Q. T. V., Shelburne, P. O. Address Greenfield, Mass., Farmer. 
Thomson, Henry M., C. S. C, Amherst, Mass., Assistant Agriculturist Hatch Experiment 

West, Homer C, Q. T. V., 92 Brown St., Waltham, Mass., Inspector on State Board of 

Willard, George B., 3>. 2. K., 509 Main St., Charlestown, Mass., Druggist. 
Williams, Milton H., Q. T. V., Student at Harvard Veterinary School, 50 Village St., 

Boston, Mass. 


Baker, Joseph, Q. T. V., West Thompson, Conn. 
Bartlett, Fred G., D. G. K., Hadley, Mass., Farmer. 


Clark, Henry D., C. S. C, 55 Beaver Hall Hill, Montreal, Canada, Veterinary Student at 

Magill University. 
Curley, George F., C. S. C, 1329 Race St., Philadelphia, Pa., Medical Student. 
Dayis, Herbert C, Q. T. V., 155 Decatur St., Atlanta, Ga. 

Goodrich, Charles A., D. G. K., New York City, Medical Student at Columbia College. 
Harlow, Francis T., <!>. 2. K., Marshfield, Mass., Farmer. 
Harlow, Harry J., D. G. K., West Boylston, Mass., Farmer. 
Hawkes, Earnest A., C. S. C, Hudson, Mass., Farmer. 

Henderson, Frank H., D. G. K., 344 Cross St., Maiden, Mass., Civil Engineer. 
Howard, Edwin C, $. 2. K., Wilbraham, Mass. 
Hoyt, Franklin S., C. S. C, Bridgeton, N. J., Instructor in Mathematics and Sciences at 

West Jersey Academy. 
Lehnert, Eugene H., D. G. K., Montreal, Canada, Veterinary Student at Magill University. 
Melendy, Alphonso E., Q. T. V., Sterling, Mass., Farmer. 

Perry, John R., D. G. K., S Bosworth St., Boston, Mass., with Perry & Whitney. 
Smith, Cotton A., Q. T. V., North Hadley, Mass. 
Smith, Fred A., C. S. C, Euclid Ave., Lynn, Mass., Gardener. 
Smith, Luther W., <£. 2. K., Manteno, 111., Superintendent of Highland Farm. 
Staples, Henry F., C. S. C, Cleveland, O., Student at the Cleveland University of Medicine 

and Surgery. 
Tinoco, Luiz A. T., D. G. K., Campos, Rio Janeiro, Brazil. 
Walker, Edward J., C. S. C, Clinton, Mass., Farmer. 


Alderman, Edwin H., C. S. C, Oakdale, Mass., Market Gardener. 

Averell, Fred G., Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass. 

Bacon, Linus H., Q. T. V., Spencer, Mass., with J. E. Bacon & Co. 

Bacon, Theodore S., <£>. 2. K., 42 Washington St., Natick, Mass., Student at Harvard Medical 

Barker, Louis M., C. S. C, 106 Main St., Brockton, Mass., in Martin's Business College. 
Boardman, Edwin L., C. S. C, Sheffield, Mass., Farmer. 
Brown, Charles L., C. S. C, Feeding Hills, Mass., Farmer. 
Curtis, Arthur C, C. S. C, Inspector Purchasing Agent's Department, N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R., 

Boston, Mass. 
Cutter, Arthur H., <J>. 2. K., Box 28, Hiram, Me., Purchasing Agent for Jackson & Wilcox, 

Faneuil Hall Market, Boston. 
Dayis, Perley E., Q. T. V., Belchertown, Mass., Canvasser. 
Dickinson, Elliot T., Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass. 
Fowler, H. M., D. G. K., Hiram, Me., Purchasing Agent. 

Fowler, Henry J., C. S. C, Hadley, Mass., with J. C. Howe, Broom Manufacturing. 
Gifford, John E., D. G. K., Sutton, Mass., Farmer. 

Greene, Frederick L., C. S. C, 255 Euclid Ave., Lynn, Mass., Market Gardener. 

Green, Ira C, Q. T. V., 65 High St., Fitchburg, Mass. 

Higgins, Charles H., C. S. C, Montreal, Canada, Veterinary Student at Magill University. 

Howard, Samuel F., <i>. 2. K., Wilbraham, Mass. 

Keith, Thaddeus F., Q. T. V., Fitchburg, Mass., Insurance Agent. 

Kirkland, Archie H., <£. 2. K., 13 Stanwood Hall, Maiden, Mass., Assistant Entomologist 
of Gypsy Moth Commission. 

Lounsbury, Charles P., <£. 2. K., Assistant in Entomological Department, Hatch Experi- 
ment Station. 

Manley, Lowell, D. G. K., Brockton, Mass., Farmer. 

Merwin, George H., C. S. C, Greenfield Hill, Conn., Farmer. 

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

Pomeroy, Robert F., C. S. C, Amherst, Mass., Florist at Massachusetts Agricultural College, 

Putnam, Joseph H., Box 42, Midland Park, N. J., Superintendent of Stock. 

Sanderson, William E., D. G. K„ 34 South Market St., Boston, Mass., with W. W. Rawson 
& Co., .Seedsman. 

Smead, Horace P., D. G. K., Greenfield, Mass., Market Gardener. 

Smith, George E., C. S. C, Sheffield, Mass., Farmer. 

Smith, Ralph E., <f>. 2. K., Amherst, Mass., Instructor in Botany and German at the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College. 

Spaulding, Charles H., <I>. 2. K., East Lexington, Mass., Gardener. 

Walker, Claude F., C. S. C, 78 Lake Place, New Haven, Conn., Student in Chemistry at 
Yale University. 

White, Elias D., <£. 2. K., Highlands, Macon Co., N. C. 


Prof. IS Gives an Semination in 


(It behooves us to state at the outset that this examination will- be a written 
one. The questions are as follows : — ) 

i. When, where, and by whom was Agriculture first discovered? 

2. In what way did the discovery of the telephone benefit Agriculture ? 

3. Describe a crow-bar, a rake, a wheelbarrow, and a hoe. 

4. Who invented the shower bath ? State its effect on our Great Western 

5. Why is the college sewage dumped in Prof. Cooley's backyard? State 
benefits, if any. 

6. Was the bay in the new barn intended for a gymnasium or a hay mow ? 
If for the latter, of what use are the horizontal bars ? (The correct answer to 
this question will count 20% of the sum total.) 

7. Why is it preferable to have cows tied to a board fence during a snow- 
storm instead of having them in a warm stable ? 

8. In what way does Brooks's " Life in Japan " resemble Milton's " Paradise 
Lost " ? 

9. State a reason, if there is one, why Ranney was appointed foreman on 
the College Farm when there were so many capable graduates looking for similar 

10. Give quotation from Washington regarding Agriculture. 
N. B. Papers which do not do full justice to questions 3 and 8 will be 
condemned at first sight. 


Itt Jttjetnariatn. 



Massachusetts Agricultural College, , J2, 

Whereas : It has pleased the All-wise Father to remove from our midst our beloved brother 
and friend, Frederick M. Somers, '72, who died Feb. 2, 1894, and 

Whereas: Recognizing in him an ever interested brother, and one who was loved and 
esteemed by all who knew him for his manly character and for his loving disposition, there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved: That we, the active members of the Amherst Chapter of the Q. T. V. Frater- 
nity, sincerely feeling his loss, do extend our heartfelt sympathy to his bereaved relatives in 
their affliction, and be it further 

Resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, to the 
college and Fraternity publications, and that they be also placed on the Chapter records. 

A. B. Smith, ^ Committee 
J. E. Green, )- for the 
J. A. Emrich, J Chapter. 

in memory of our brother, 


Who Died in Attleboro, Aug. 24, i8g4- 

Whereas : It has been the will of our All-wise Father to take to His sheltering care our 
dear brother, Clinton Edwin Bliss, and 

Whereas: We know of him qualities that won the respect and esteem of all, therefore 
be it 

Resolved: That we, the members of Aleph Chapter of the D. G. K. Fraternity, do sin- 
cerely mourn his loss, and be it further 

Resolved : That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his parents in their hour of bereave- 
ment, and be it further 

Resolved : That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the parents of our departed brother, 
and that copies also be placed on file in the Fraternity records, and published in the Cycle and 
in the college publication. 

W. L. Morse, ~\ For fJu 

I. C. Poole, )- 

F. E. Sweetser, J Societ y- 



We go to the grave of a friend, saying "A man is dead," but angels throng about 
him saying, " A man is born." 


Hawley, Frank W., died Oct. 28, 1883, at Belchertown, Mass. 
Herrick, Frederick St. C, died Jan. 19, 1884, at Methuen, Mass. 
Morse, James H., died June 21, 18S3, at Salem, Mass. 


Dyer, Edward N., died March 17, 1891, at Holliston, Mass. 
Somers, Frederick M., died Feb. 2, 1894, at Southampton, Eng. 


Curtis, Wolfred, died Nov. 8, 1878, at Westminster, Mass. 
Lyman, Henry, died Jan. 19, 1879, at Middlefield, Conn. 


Clay, Jabez W., died Oct. 1, 1880, at New York City. 


Williams, John E., died Jan. 18, 1890, at Amherst, Mass. 


Southmayd, John E., died Dec. 11, 1878, at Minneapolis, Minn. 



Clark, Xenos Y., died June 4, 18S9, at Amherst, Mass. 


Floyd, Charles W., died Oct. 10, 1883, at Dorchester, Mass. 
Howard, Joseph H., died Feb. 13, 1889, at Minnesela, Dakota. 

Leary, Lewis C, died April 3, 1S88, at Cambridge, Mass. 


Bliss, Clinton E., died Aug. 24, 1894, at Attleboro, Mass. 

Castro, Arthur M., died May 2, 1S94, at Juiz de Fora, Minas, Brazil. 

l 73 


[" Where singleness is bliss, 'tis folly to have wives." 

William Fletcher, '92, to Miss J. A. Fulton, Jan. 1, 1894, at Chelmsford, Mass. 

David Goodale, '82, to Miss Carrie Cox, Jan. 24, 1894, at Butte, Mont. 

Luther W. Smith, '93, to Miss Carrie P. Wright," Feb. 22, 1894, at Manteno, 111. 

Charles W. Clapp, '86, to Miss Evelyn- Atwell Metcalf, 
April 12, 1894, at Providence, R. I. 

Joel E. Goldthwait, M. D., '85, to Miss Jessie Sophia Rand, 
May 16, 1894, at Westfield, Mass. 

Herbert C. Bliss, '88, to Miss A. Louise Carpenter, June 6, 1894, at Attleboro, Mass. 

Robert P. Sellew, '89, to Miss Nettie Jewett, June 20, 1894, at Claremont, N. H. 


Alphonso E. Mklendy, '93, to Miss Alice Blood, Aug. 1, 1894, at Sterling, Mass. 

E. J. Stark, Ex.-'94, to Miss Flora Bemis, Oct. 1, 1894, at Spencer, Mass. 

Harry D. Clark, '93, to Miss Sophie Peirce, Oct. 2, 1894, at Amherst, Mass. 

F. R. Huse, Ex. -'89, to Miss Florence Ruby Oldham, Oct. 6, 1894, at Flatbush, L. I. 

Henry D. Haskins, '90, to Miss Fannie E. Graves, Oct. 10, 1894, at North Amherst. 

Frank H. Plumb, '92, to Miss Fannie Ethel Cooley, Oct. 30, 1894, at Westfield, Mass. 



'^ny questions? Dismissed! 

THe &im of {\e '96 SncU^ ISoarS 

rj~T AS been to follow out the principles laid down by our predecessors, in so 

_I ll' far as we considered it in keeping with the best interests of the college 

annual, and to make such changes as our judgment told us would be 

The arrangement of the advertisements has been changed, and will be 
found at the close of the book. We would say to the public that the honor 
and business integrity of the gentlemen who have so kindly favored us with 
their patronage is above question, and it is our firm conviction that the mer- 
chants whose business cards are to be found on the following pages stand in the 
front rank of the business in which they are engaged. 

We wish to remind the students, alumni, and friends of the college that 
the success of any volume of the Index depends largely upon the amount of 
advertising obtained, and every true friend of the college should patronize the 
gentlemen who have so kindly aided us in our undertaking. 

What work we have done in this volume of the Index we cannot undo if 
we would ; and we make our parting bow with the feeling that we have labored 
faithfully, conscientiously, and with a view to present the true phase of student 
life at the M. A. C. 

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H jfew jfacts 




1st. We do exclusively a 

seed business. 
2d. We handle no cheap 

grade of seeds. 
3d. We grow more of our 
seeds on our own farm 
than any other seed house in 
New England. 
4th. Testing seeds at all seasons of the year is a specialty with us, as we have 
more land covered with glass than any other house in this part of the 
5th. Crops grown on contract are visited every year by Mr. Rawson or the 
manager when they are growing, so that we may know they are what we 
represent in every instance. 
6th. Our business has nearly doubled in the last three years, which shows 
conclusively that our seeds have given thorough satisfaction, and this season 
we have been obliged to add two stories on our building to enable us to 
handle our increasing business. 

7th. Mr. Rawson is a Market Gardener and knows what a Market Gardener 

8th. We issue the most complete Seed Catalogue in New England. Sent 

free on application. 



When you can't find what you want at 


Under the Hotel. 


Military Gloves, Gloves for Dress, etc. 

H. H. CLARK, College Outfitter. 


* [Decant •> (©suIop «sj 

Amherst House Annex, 
amherst, mass. 

The Business Manager of the '97 Index Board has arranged, at his own 
expense, telephone connections with all the members of the Board. Being at 
the Central office one night we overheard the following conversation : — 

Hello, Central office ! Hello! Is that you, Barry? 

Barry. — Yes. Give me 4-1 1-44. Geo. D. Leavens. 

Leav. — Hello, Barry. What can I do for you to-night ? 

Barry. — Oh, I wanted to tell you that I had been over to Hadley all day, and had got over 
S300 worth of ads. What do you think of that ? 

Leay. — Great work, Barry. What a book we will get out ! 

BARRY. — Yes; but I am afraid it will be all ads. You fellows are dead slow. What have 
you been doing to-day ? 

LEAV. — I have written fourteen pages on how '97 lost the rope-pull. 






M. A. C. LL. B. 



Carpets, £{ugs, DfapeFies, Book-Cases, 

Desks, Chains, Couehes, ete. 



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Corner of Pleasant and Armory Streets, Northampton, Mass. 

Q)U00ac0u0etf0 (ftgricufturaf Cottup. 

A rare chance to obtain a liberal and thoroughly practical education. 
The cost has been reduced to a minimum. Tuition is free to residents of the 
State. An opportunity is offered to pay a portion of expenses by work. 

Three courses of study are offered, — A two years' course in agriculture 
and kindred sciences ; a four years' course leading to the degree of Bachelor 
of Science ; and a graduate course leading to the degree of Master of Science. 

Instruction. The courses of study as at present constituted include : — 

i. Agriculture, theoretical and practical, stock-breeding, drainage and 
irrigation, special crops. 

2. Botany, including horticulture, market gardening, arboriculture, care of 
greenhouses, types of cryptogamic orders, and histology. 

3. Chemistry. Practice work in the laboratories, qualitative and quan- 
titative analysis, inorganic and organic. 

4. Zoology, entomology, the preservation of plants from destructive insects ; 
human anatomy, physiology, and hygiene. 

5. Veterinary science. The hygiene, anatomy, physiology, and diseases of 
domestic animals, giving the student requisite knowledge for the care of stock. 

6. Mathematics and physics, including practical work in surveying and 
road making. Meteorology in its relation to agriculture. Electrical engineering 
with problems, and practical work with instruments. A complete electrical plant 
furnishing light and power for the college buildings. 

7. English. Care is given to the study of English language and literature 
that the student may be able to understand his mother-tongue, and use it cor- 
rectly and efficiently in the expression and enunciation of thought. As a means 
to this and other ends, Latin is studied for one year. 

8. Modern languages. French and German are taught so as to give the 
student means of acquiring a sufficient mastery of the languages to have access 
to scientific authorities of France and Germany. 

9. Political Science. The course provides for instruction in political 
economy, that a knowledge may be gained of those established laws of the busi- 
ness world which control the market, finance, and the production and distribution 
of wealth. Especial attention is given to the economics of agriculture. Con- 

stitutional history is studied that the duties and privileges of the citizen may be 

10. Military Science. Instruction and drill in military tactics are required 
of each student, unless physically debarred. 

Advantages. Facilities for illustration include a working library of 15,636 
volumes, properly classified and catalogued ; the State collection of birds, insects, 
reptiles, and rocks of Massachusetts, with many additions ; the Knowlton herb- 
arium of 10,000 species of named botanical specimens; the 1,500 species and 
varieties of plants and types of the vegetable kingdom, cultivated in the Durfee 
plant-house ; the large collections of Amherst College within easy access ; a farm 
of 383 acres, divided between the agricultural, horticultural, and experiment 
departments, embracing every variety of soil ; the State Experiment Station, and 
also the Hatch Experiment Station, both located upon the college farm, offering 
splendid opportunities for observing the application of science to the problems 
of agriculture. 

Worthy of especial mention are the laboratories for practical work in 
chemistry, in zoology, and in botany, well equipped with essential apparatus. A 
new chemical laboratory for advanced students has been provided. For illustra- 
tion of veterinary science a clastic model of the horse and other additions to 
the museum have been secured. The Durfee plant-house has been recently 
rebuilt and greatly enlarged, and a new tool-house and workshop provided for 
the horticultural department. For the agricultural department, a model barn, 
containing the best facilities for storage of crops, care of horses, cattle, sheep, 
and swine, and management of the dairy, including also a lecture room for 
instruction, is now completed. 

Electives. Out of fourteen courses provided for the senior class, twelve 
are elective. 

Expenses Board in clubs is about $2.50 per week, and in families $3.00 
to $5.00; room rent, $8.00 to $16.00 per term; fuel, $7.00 to $13.00 per year ; 
washing, 40c. to 50c. per dozen ; military suit, $15.75 ; books at wholesale prices ; 
furniture, second-hand or new, for sale in town. 

Requisites for admission to the several courses, and other information 
may be learned from the catalogue, to be obtained by application to the 


Amherst, Mass. 



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h) CJ CJJt\_ /S hj I J I J rj it, , Paper Hangings and Borders. 

Toys, Fancy Goods, 

Stamps. ^ 

Second-Hand Text-Books Bought 1ST~ TT 7 TT 7 ^^ 7~) J~T /X T T/ 7 Z? 


Barry. — That's good work. A very pulling subject. Good-bye, Leavens. 
J ,eav. — Good-bye. 

Barry. — Hello, Central! Connect me with Bartlett. 
Bart. — Hello, John, is that you ? 

Barry. — Yes. What have you got to say for yourself? 

Bart. — I haven't done much to-day. I have been writing an "ed" for the Aggie Life. 
Barry. — To the dogs with the scurrilous little sheet, after the way they used me last year. 
Why don't you go to work on the Index ? 

BART. — All right. I will try to work up a joke for the meeting to-night. Good-by. 

Barry. — Good-by, Bartlett. 

Barry. — I say, Central, give me Goessman. 

GOES. — Hello, Barry, what's up ? 

Barry. — Say, Goessy, how are those drawings coming on ? 

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7 lb. COMMERCIAL NOTE PAPER, in 5-quire packages, 25 cts. package. 
ENVELOPES, white or buff, 5 cts. bunch. 

ENVELOPES, white or buff, 10 cts. bunch. 


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Suits maoe to oroer, $25.00 up. trousers maoe to oroer, $6.00 up. 

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We Sell both to the Trade and to Large Consumers- 




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(T^aefyusetts j^rieultural Qolle^e, '95, 


frftyerst <§olle<5e, '95. 

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392 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 


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All kinds of Fruits in Season . , . 


MASON A. DICKINSON, Proprietor. 



Lamps, Chimneys, and Shades, 

Fruits, Nuts, Biscuit, Lunch and Sandwich Meats, 

Sardines, Jellies, Jams, and Kerosene Oil, 


Our Prices are RocVbottom. Q.iv6 us a Trial. 


Livery and Feed Stable. 

Special Rates to Parties and Glasses. 

Stable on Pleasant Street, back of Universalist Church. 

je. b. diceiin'son, n. n. s. 

SDental IRooms* 

Office Hours: 9 to 12 a. m. 1.30 to 5 p. m. 

Gas and Ether Administered When Desired. 

'WilliCLTThS JBlOCfc, A-TThTheTSt, 3I~CLSS. 

Goes. — First rate ; have one of the Board almost done. 

Barry. — What ! You drawing a picture of the Board ? Well, I guess not. I am going to 
have a good picture of the Board, if I don't have anything else in the book. Do you suppose 
that I, an alderman's son, am going to have a rough sketch of myself printed in the Index ? 
Xot on your tintype ! 

Goes. — Well, I don't see as you are any better than the rest of us. I'll do the best I can by 
you, John ; but you can't expect anything that looks like you to be handsome. 

Barry. — Oh, shut up, Goessy ! We won't have that picture in the book. I will have you 
understand that I'm running this thing myself. 

Goes. — I won't waste any more time with you. The matter rests entirely with Bartlett. 

Barry. — Good-by. Say, Central, connect me with the shoe pegger. 

Peters. — Hello, Barry, what do you want ? 







New York State Drain Tile 
and Pipe Works. 

Main Office, 108 Third Avenue, Albany, N. Y. 

Round and Sole 


Unequalled in Quality. 
Prices Very Low. 

Also manufacturer of Front, Pressed Brick, Mortar Colors, and a superior quality of Fire- 
Brick, Oven Tile, Chimney and Flue Linings, Chimney-Tops and Wall Coping, Fire Clay and 
Kaolin. Also wholesale and retail agent for the Standard Akron Salt-Glazed Sewer Pipe — 
finest pipe made — and Rosendale and Portland Cement. Encaustic Sidewalk Tile. 




Drafting Instruments and Supplies 

Artists' Materials. 

We Will Send a Copy FREE by Mail. 

MR. P. A. LEAMY is our authorized Agent at the M. A. C, and all orders placed 
with him will receive prompt attention. 

WADSWORTH, HOWLAND & CO. (Incorporated), 

82 anO 84 TlGiasbington Street, JBoston, /Ifoaes. 

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Dealer in 


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:rclhaets 9 Row, 






We are the 

Authorized Manufacturers 

of the 




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Rr\y letter addressed as above -Will receive proir\pt attention. 


EO. E. COLE & CO. 

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©nl£ ftrst=clas6 work Done finishing for anateurs. 

.... at mooerate prices. 

No. 143 main Street, 


TUB Tailor 


fine lot of 



Special /ttteptioi) Qiver) to (Military Suits. 

Amherst Gash Shoe Store 


jflfcaftes a business of keeping wbat tbe "Bgcue aso^s" want 
in tbe \vav> of jfootwear 

/Herd's pii?e patent l^eatfyers, and pliable 

poot-Ball ai)d Base-Ball 5tyoes 


: Hpugs : fOSpbirinPS : 

Toilet Goods, Fancy Articles, and Perfumery. 

Choice Confectionery, at Lowest Prices. 
Best Ice-Cream and Soda Water. 

Imported and Domestic Cigars. 

Tobacco and Smokers' Supplies. 

• ♦ ♦ Morgan's pharmacy ♦ ♦ ♦ 

prescriptions a Specialty. y*i no. 6 phoenix row. 

Order Coal Here. 


OMEN'S EXCH ANGE ^, MRS - E - M - huntley. 

=^ — • -** Manager. 

igkA 1bome=maoe afooo of all ktnos. 

™™ 1Tce=Cream anfc Cafte. 


Orders tal^ei? for 5eu/in$ and /T\endino\ 

Amherst House Annex Third Door. 

You can bind 

Tl\e Klip bir\ds loose sheets, 


ONE SHEET, PC|liMf pallets, rqagaziries, 



If you want covers also, you had better send for a Klip price-list — that's free. 

If you will try the Klip, I will mail a sample dozen, six sizes, and a pair of Klip-Keys to put them 
on with, for seventy-five cents. 

H. H. BALLARD, Pittsfield, Mass. 


Book, Stationery, and J^euas f^oom. 




170 /[ftain Street, . . . . . . IRottbampton, /Ifoass. 

^ O. D. HUNT ^ 


Coal and Wood of all kinds. 


Office in Hunt's Block, AMHERST, MASS. 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, 


Botanical Department 

We would inform the friends of the College and the public generally that we have a 

limited supply of 


SMALL FRUITS AND PLANTS, all true to name. 

CUT FLOWERS AND DESIGNS at lowest prices. 

For Trees, Plants, Shrubs, Flowers, and Small Fruits, address 

PROF. S. T. MAYKARD, Amherst, Mass. 


At the College Farm we have 


flttt^ mvzit AND __ 



. . . For information address . . . 

WM. P. BROOKS ------ Amherst, Mass. 

M. A. C. 






Kesidence: Cor. East Pleasant and Triangle Sts. Hall: Cook's Block, 





ook ai^d Job ^Priijters, J* 



Barry. — Goessy says he's going to draw a picture of the Board. What do you think of 
that ? 

Peters. — Well, I don't know; it will save money. What do you think ? 

Barry. — D poor idea. Goessy wants to show off at our expense. Better tax the class, 

and let Hearn take a photo. 

Peters. — Yes, John, I guess you are right. 

Barry. — All right, Peters, I'll count on your vote at the meeting to-night. Good-by, Peters. 

Peters. — Good-by. 

Central says : There is a man waiting for you here, Barry. 

Barry. — Yes, Central. Who is it ? 

Central. ■ — Eddy. 

Eddy. — Hello, Barry ! Is that you ? 

Barry. — Yes. What do you want ? 

Eddy. — ■ Say, Barry, how are you going to arrange for the half-tones of all of our class teams ? 



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M. A. C. 


Uideijts' ^ Applies 


21 North College. 




adieg' and Gentlemen's Fine Boots and Shoes, 

See our Reliable Goods, which are warranted to give satisfaction. 

REPAIRING while you wait. 



EIMIDR & AMEND, Manufacturers of and lmporters 


205, 207, 209 & 211 T^ird Rve., corner of 18tt\ St., 


Finest Bohemian and German Glassware, Royal Berlin and Meissen Porcelain. 
Purest Hammered Platinum, Balances and Weights, Zeiss Microscopes, and Bacteriological Appa- 
ratus, Chemically Pure Acids, and Assay Goods. 












j printing ? j 

^ine 311ustra{ed Sool^s 
receive our special care 







j^mopicao • eP^iobio^ • and • ^n^psrt'm^ • 60. 

Telephone No. 860. 


Levilly & Fleckenstein. 

P^rot)Ct-|Bn^^tor^rsi t 


7 and 9 State Street. 



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Students' Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Draperies, Bedding, etc. 
Book Cases, Blacking Cases, Desks, Window Shades, Picture Frames, Cord, etc. 


10 Phccnix Row, LSmhcr^t, Kfa^. 




* Bpotbecan? * 



Park &. Tilford's Cigars, Imported Cigarettes and Smoking Tobaccos. 

HEADQUARTERS FOR SPORTING GOODS, Powder ' Shot ' Primers> and Gun Wads * Metallic and 

■g» Paper Shells, Metallic Cartridges. 

Sunday and night calls responded to at residence, second door west of Amherst House Annex, 

-—*—D WIGHT MOORE->-^ 

J3illiard arid Jpool Parlors : 

3 lpbcenii IRow, (upstairs) amberst, Mass. 



»<air 'fi/ressma neemg 


Barbers' supples always^ on hand. _ _ _ JQSEPH PHRISEHU'S. 

JOSEPH PfliPvISE.RU, Ppoppietof, flmhepst, |VIass. 

John Doherty V^flfoerCbattt 


Has always on hand a First-class Line 
of Fashionable Goods 


Cook's Block, Amherst, flass., over Adams' Drug Store. 


rianufacturer of 

Soda Waters, Pineapple, Lemon, and German Tonics, 

Fountains charged to order. IRtVCr Street, IROrtbamptOn, /IfoaSS. 





First Door from Post Office 



Successors to E. A. THOMAS & CO., 

Rear iigtots, l^ire: etEtd Sife: |F>g^raEi@e; 




Single Teams To Let at Fair Prices. 

Pleasant Street, . . . Amherst, Mass. 


Manufacturers of 

Surgical, Dental, and Orthopaedical Instruments. 

Trusses, Abdominal Supporters, Bandages, Elastic Stockings. 

Shoulder Braces, Crutches, and All Appliances for Deformities. 

510 North Eutaw Street, near Franklin, 


Amherst House Livery, peed, and Sale Stable. 

Careful Drivers. jjj(P Fair Prices. 

JiflCI^S TO Rflt3 pi^O]VI RUIx TttRIJiS. 

Tally-lio, HacKs, Barge, Double ar\d Single Tean\s, furr\ist\ed at sljort notice. 

T. L. PAIGE, Proprietor, AMHERST, MASS. 


GEORGE M. CHflffiBERLfilN, Proprietor. 

IfacuBg, ©dtrr^olTs, ®®ubla^ frngfe; |samg 

Accommodations for Transient Feeding. Barge for use of Small Parties. 


Barry. — How many are there, anyway ? 

Eddy. — Oh, foot-ball, base-ball, rope-pull, etc. 

Barry (breaking in suddenly). — Good ! That is enough. We won't put in any but the 
winning ones. 

Eddy. — Well, how did we come out with '96 ? 

Barry. — Oh, '96 got everything, and we didn't do much better with '98, as they won the 
rope-pull dead easy. 

Eddy. — Well, I don't see how we can put in any of them, according to that. 

Barry. — You fellows had ought to have thought of this last year. I told you how it would 
be. Good-by, Red-top, I am going to the Y. M. C. A. 

Eddy. — Hello, Central ! Give me Bartlett. Hello, Bartlett ; is that you ? 

Bart. — Yes. That you, Eddy ? 

Eddy. — Yes. Just been talking with Barry about class athletics, but didn't get much satisfac- 




Note Books, Inks, Mucilage, Pads, Gum Paper, Herbarium Slips, 
Note Paper, Letter Paper, Blotters, Pencils 


Fresl? Qotyfeetio^ery. F re Sl? F ru 't. ^ool^ies ai}d pies. 



. . . at . . . 

BUH^INGTOH & FlUTTiriG'S, 13 South College. 

-W. E. SMITH- 

arpemiter * Buillder 

"Residence, corner flMeasant anD ZlfccGlellan 5ts., Bmberst, dfcass. 

C. S. GATES, D. D. S. E. N. BROWN, D. D. S. 



Office Hours: 

9 a. m. to 5 p. m. 

Gutur's BifOGK, Amhsrst, Mass. 


336 S)ashm9*on St., ISoston. 


Special Prices made on Team orders. 

Your favors will have our most careful attention. 


r^ Dealers ir\ 

I Groceries Hardware, Paints, and Oils, 


tion. Say, Bart, old man, too blamed bad that Mansfield went down to Amherst College, 
isn't it ? 

Bart. — Yes. Mansfield would have done good work if he had stayed with us. 

Eddy. — Bet your boots he would. And we lost three other good men, too. If we only had 
Mansfield, Howe, Cully, and Cap with us on the Board now, we could cut some ice. 

Bart. — Leavens just told me that Barry got $300 worth of ads. over in Hadley to-day. 

Eddy. — Three hundred dollars worth of ads. in Hadley ! Oh, come off. Barry was jollying 
Leavens. The whole town of Hadley isn't worth that much. He picked a row with Goessy a 
few minutes ago about a picture of the Board. I think we had better call him down in the 
meeting to-night ; what do you say ? 

Bart. — Well, I don't know. I'll speak to Barclay about it. About time to go to the meet- 
ing, I guess. Good-by. 

Eddy. — Good-by, Bart. I only hope we can beat '96 in this thing. We never have in 
anything yet. Good-by. 

. J. Jap Go. 





For Storage and Sprinkler Service. 

Frost-Proof Stock 
and Creamery Tanks. 





Eclipse Friction 
Clutch Pulleys. 

We pay particular atten- 
tion to the installation of 

Water Supply 

For Country Residences. 

Catalogues and Prices 
sent upon application. 



HUYLER'S CHNDIES, Fres^ arid Pir\e. 

•^= AMHERST, MASS. =5* 

Amherst Co-Operative Steam Laundry. 


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Special Rates for Students. 
Satisfaction Guaranteed in Every Case.