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Volume XXVIII 

Amherst, ]V[assac{7usetts 
DecerDber, 1896 






YE who would read history's pages, 
And glance at the fame of heroes passed by, 
Don't stop to peruse this beautiful binding ; 
We simply record the lives of the guy. 

Ye who would pore o'er pages of science, 
Learning the secrets of Nature s broad breast, 
Better keep on with the work you are doing — 
You are wasting the time that you spend with our jest. 

But ye who are blessed with a slight tinge of humor, 
And enjoy a joke or a good story told. 
Or want to know how the rope-pull was managed, 
And all about " wheats " that the College controls. 

Ye are the ones that the Index was made for, 
Ye are the ones for whose pleasure we strive ; 
To you, fellow students and graduates. 
Ninety-eight offers this book of her pride. 













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Board of Editors 


Preface . 

Board of Trustees 


University Council 

Applied Dickens and Shakespeare 

Alma Mater .... 

To the Class of Ninety-six 


Children's Page .... 
The Class of Ten 


A Breeze from Old Ocean 
A Capricious Landlady 
Military Ball .... 
At the Military Ball 
Secret Fraternities . 
Side Talks with Boys 
From my Pipe Smoke . . 











College Associations 
Palpable Hits 
Musical Associations . 
'Course of Popular Lectures 


Aggie Life .... 

Class and Society Publications 

Aggie Life (Sample Copy) 

Military Department 

The Prize Drills 

Blue Rapids' Surprise 



Lover's Lane 

Senior Promenade 

Honor Men . 

Review of the Year 

To be Answered in our Next 

Events of the Year 


Alumni Clubs 

Alumni (Poem) 



In Memoriam 












January 6th, "Wednesday 
March 25th, Thursday 

Winter term begins. 
Winter term closes. 

April 7th, Wednesday 
June 23d, Wednesday 

Spring term begins. 
Spring term closes. 

September 9th, Thursday . 
December 23d, Thursday . 

Fall term begins. 
Fall term closes. 

January 5th, Wednesday 
March 24th, Thursday 


Winter term begins. 
Winter term closes. 

( ^JPreface. 

]INTER is upon us, and with it, of course, must come " the largest 
and most expensive volume of the Index ever published." We 
have for a long time been considering whether, on account of 
the small numbers of our class, it would be advisable to im- 
prove on former volumes in size and quality. We finally came to the con- 
clusion that, as the college has so greatly increased in numbers during the 
last three years, it would be very inappropriate for the little class of Ninety- 
Eight to publish a small book. In accordance with the custom of former 
Boards, we have an exalted opinion of ourselves ; and we do not hesitate 
to say, as the eminent Senior J. B. puts it, that we have published " the best 
thing that ever happened." There are the usual number of valuable statistics 
to be found in none of our college publications but the Index. 

We have tried hard to tell you something about the prominent men in 
college in a manner which would please them and at the same time save us 
from a lawsuit. If you find your name in a conspicuous place, never mind ; 
pass it over, and see what you can find about your room-mate. 

We hope no one mentioned in the following pages will bear us any ill-will, 
as we have simply been trying to do our duty to the college. And now. 
Students, Faculty, and Alumni, if you wish to find out anything about "Aggie," 
do not waste your time looking in vain in the College Catalogue, but buy a 
Ninety-Eight Index and learn all about the M. A. C. 

^oard of Urustees* 

Members Ex Officio. 

His Excellency, Gov. ROGER WOLCOTT, 

President of the Corporation. 


President of the College. 


Secretary of the Board of Education. 

Secretary of the Board of Agriciilture. 

Members by Appointment. 

Henry S. Hyde, of Springfield 
Merritt I. Wheeler, of Great Barrington 
James S. Grinnell, of Greenfield 
Charles L. Flint, of Boston 
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 . 
Elijah W. Wood, of West Newton 
Charles A. Gleason, of New Braintree 
James Draper, of Worcester 
Samuel C. Damon, of Lancaster 

Term Expires. 

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. 

Charles A. Gleason, Chair7nan. 
James S. Grinnell. Henry S. Hyde. 

J. Howe Demond. Samuel C. Damon. 

Committee on Course of Study and Faculty. 

William Wheeler, Chairman. 
William H. Bowker. Elmer D. Howe. 

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

Committee on Farm and Horticultural Departments. 

William R. Sessions, Chair?nan. 
Elijah W. Wood. James Draper. 

Merritt I. Wheeler. 

Committee on Experiment Department. 

William R. Sessions, Chairman. 
Charles A. Gleason. Elijah W. Wood. 

William Wheeler. _ _ James Draper. 

Board of Overseers. 

State Board of Agriculture. 

Examining Committee of Overseers. 

A. C. Varnum, of Lowell, Chairman. 
George Cruickshanks, of Fitchburg. E. A. Harwood, of North Brookfield. 

• John Bursley, of Barnstable. C. K. Brewster, of Worthington. 


Tjhe J^aculti/, 

O O o 


President of the College, and Professor of Modern Languages and English Liiei-atiire, also 

Director of the Hatch Experiment Station, and Librariatt, 

Amherst College, 1862. \p. 2'. LL. D., Amherst College, 1891. Instructor in Williston 
Seminary, 1864-67. Professor of Modern Languages and English Literature at Massachusetts 
Agricultural College since 1867. 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 he was invited to take charge of the College property, and in November com- 
menced operations. Instructor in Agriculture at Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1867-68. 
Professor of Agriculture, 1868-82, and also, 1888-89. Acting President, 1876-77, and again in 
1879. President, 1880-82. 

Professor of Chemistry, and Chemist for the Hatch Experiment Station. 
University of Gbttingen, 1853, with degree Ph. T)., LL. D., Amherst College, 1889. As- 
sistant Chemist, University of Gottingen, 1852-57. Chemist and manager of a Philadelphia 
Sugar Refinery, travelling extensively in Cuba and the South in the interests of the Sugar 


Industry, 1857-61. Chemist to Onondaga Salt Company, 1861-68; during that time investi- 
gating the salt resources of the United States and Canada. Professor of Chemistry, Renssel- 
laer Polytechnic Institute, 1862-64. Director Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, 
1882-94. Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Agricultural College since 1868. Since 
1884 has been Analyst for State Board of Health. 

Professor of Horticulture, and Hortictclturist 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 
of Microscopy and Drawing at Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1879-95. Professor of 
Horticulture at Massachusetts Agricultural College since June, 1S95. 


Associate Professor of Chetnistry. 

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 Agri- 
culture, 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 Statioji. 
Bowdoin College, 1865. Ph. D., Maine State College, 1886. Studied in the Museum of 
Comparative Zoology at Cambridge, and under Louis Agassiz on Penekese Island. Also 
travelled 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 

Professor of Alental and Political Science, and Secretary of the Faculty, also College Chaplain. 
Yale University, 1867. 0. B. K. M. A. and B. D., Yale University, 1870. Ph. D., Am- 
herst College, 1885. Professor of Mental and Political Science, and Chaplain at Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College since 1886. 

Professor of Agriculture, and Agriculturist for Hatch Experiment Station. 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1875. ^- ^- K- Post graduate Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College, 1875-76. Professor of Agriculture and Director of Farm, Imperial College 


of Agriculture, Sapporo, Japan, 1S77-78; also Professor of Botany, 1881-S8. Acting Presi- 
dent, Imperial College, 1880-S3 and 1886-87. Professor of Agriculture at Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, and Agriculturist for the Hatch Experiment Station since January, 1S89. 
On leave of absence. 


Prof ess 07- of English. 
Williams College, 1862. A. A. ^. Associate Principal of Greylock Institute, 1862-82. 
Principal of Greylock Institute, 1882-89. Professor of Latin and English at Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, 1890-96. Professor of English at Massachusetts Agricultural College 

since June, 1896. 

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

Professor of Veterinary Science, and Veterinarian for the Hatch Experiment Station. 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1882. Q. T. V. On farm at Prescott, 1882-87. 
D. V. S., Faculty of Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Science, McGill University, 1888. 
Practised at Northampton, 1888-91. Professor of Veterinary Science at Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College since 1891. Took course in Pathological and Bacteriological Department, McGill 
University, summer 1891. Took course at Veterinary School in Munich, Germany, 1895-96. 

Professor of Mathematics and Physics, and Meteorologist for the Hatch Experiment Station. 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1892. A- K- E. Inspector on Construction of 
Stonington and Mystic Waterworks; Transitman with Massachusetts Harbor and Land Com- 
missioners ; Topographer, U. P. R. R., surveys in Washington and Idaho ; with E. A. Buss, 
Engineer to the Rumford Falls Power Company, Me., 1888-92. Assistant Engineer with 
Wheeler & Parks, Civil Engineers, 1892-95. Resident Engineer in charge of construction 
for the Winchester Water Company, Kentucky; Assistant Engineer Knoxville Water Com- 
pany, Tennessee, 1892-94. Resident Engineer in charge of construction for the Knoxville 
Water Company, Tennessee, 1894-95. Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College since July, 1895. 

Professor of Botany, and B otanist for the Hatch Experiment Station. 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1882-84. 0. S. K. Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, 1884-89. In the summer of 1890 had charge of the Botany Classes at the Worcester 
Summer School. Leipsic University, 1891-92, Ph. D. Studied in the Physiological Labora- 
tory of Clark University, 1893. Assistant Professor of Botany at Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, 1893-95. Professor of Botany at Massachusetts Agricultural College since July, 1895. 

First Lieutenant, Second Hifantry, U. S. A., Professor of Military Science. 
Attended United States Military Academy, 1882-83. Appointed Second Lieutenant, Sec- 
ond Infantry, January 19, 1885. Has served in Idaho, Washington and Nebraska. Graduated 


from Infantry and Cavalry School for Officers, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in June, 1891. 
Appointed Regimental Adjutant, May, 1892. Professor of Military Science at Massachusetts 
Agricultural College since August, 1896. 


Assistant Professor of English. 
Amherst College, 1893. X. V-, A. B. Amherst College, 1896, M. A. Assistant Professor 
of English at Massachusetts Agricultural College since June, 1893. 

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

Assistant Professor of Cheinistry. 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1887. Q. T. V., B. S. Assistant Chemist, State Ex- 
periment Station, 1887-90. University of Gottingen, Germany, 1S90-92, Ph. D. Analytical 
Chemist, Boston, 1892-93. Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Massachusetts Agricultural 
College since June, 1893. 


Acting Professor of Agriciiltiire. 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1888. <p. S. K. Teacher in public school at North 
Amherst, 1S88-89. 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, 1893-96. Acting Professor of Agriculture at 
Massachusetts Agricultural College since June, 1896. 

Assistant Professor of Zoology and Entomology. 
Rutgers College, 1893. ^•'/'■> ^- S- Rutgers College, 1896, M. S. Special Agent, Scien- 
tific Field Corps, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Division of Entomology, 1893. Assistant 
Professor of Zoology and Entomology at Massachusetts Agricultural College since January, 

Assistant Professor of Botatty and German. 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1894. 0. S. K. Instructor in German and Botany 
at Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1894-95. Assistant Professor of Botany and German 
since July, 1895. 


Assistant Professor of Mathematics. 
Rutgers College, 1893. X. ■^. Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Massachusetts 
Agricultural College since April, 1895. 

Lecturer on Farm Law. 


tlniversiti/ Council, 


President of the University . 

Dean of the School of Law. 


Dean of the School of All Sciences. 

Dean of the School of Theology. 

President of the Massachusetts Agricidtiiral College. 

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. 


Dean of the School of Medicine. 

Applied Shakespeare and iJickens, 

Faculty. — " We have seen better days." 

L. F. Clark, Hinds. — "You two are book men." 

Lewis. — "From the crown of his head to the sole of his foot he is all mirth." 

Boarding House. — "And men sit down to that nourishment which is called 

Eaton. — " Let no man contradict me for I won't believe him." 

PiNGREE. — "I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old 
man and no honester than I." 

Adjemian. — "And now am I, if a man should speak truly, little better than 
one of the wicked." 

Prof. Can — n. — "The most senseless and fit man." 

W. H, Armstrong. — "It is painful to reflect upon the perfidy of our species." 

Hubbard. — " You must be a common scholar before you can be an uncommon 

Palmer. — " Nature and accident have made me an author." 

DuTCHER. — "Some men are remarkable for taking uncommon good care of 

'98 Index Board. — " Some of us will smart for it." 

Emrich. — " When your opinion 's not wanted, and you 're not spoken to, 
don't you give an opinion, and don't you speak." 

Junior Electives. — "Nothing is past hope." 


^Ima 7/fater, 

Written for the Index by Charles L. Flint, '8i. 


ROM the standpoint of the undergraduate how enticing the world 
looks. What possibilities nerve one to prepare for the struggle 
toward success which, fortunately perhaps, appears so easy of 
attainment. And none realize this more strongly than those of 
us whose college days are over, and who are bound to face the 
stern realities of life, whether we will or not. 

How gladly would we, if we could, let you profit by our errors and mistakes, 
that you might leave our Alma Mater well grounded in the lessons which we 
have been obliged to master, and which seemed to us, as they do now to you, 
only slightly harder, perhaps, than a little extra grind on physics or geometry. 

It is hard, too, at times, to overcome the realization that we can no longer 
assist, decorously of course, in the festivities of Freshman night, or in upholding 
the honor of " Aggie " upon the campus. 

Oh yes, we had our little experiences, in which figured at various times the 
old chapel, the flag pole, the cannon, and — yes, occasionally perhaps, some of 
our four-footed farm companions. We had, of course, our proportion of cuts 
and bolts, no doubt all that were allowed us, and we have been through, as you 
soon will, one of the hardest ordeals of college life — the parting — the getting 
through — the end. 

And how short those four years were as we look back upon them now. The 
rough edges are all rubbed away, and even those of us who worked while we 
played, are disposed now, I am sure, to look back with more or less regret 
toward the familiar college walls. 

True, we see changes — changes for the better ; it would be ungenerous of 
us not to wish it so ; but the associations are still there, the general surroundings 
which call to mind each incident of our college course are ever prominent, and 
with these before us, very rare is the man who can become entirely forgetful of 
the institution to which he owes so much. 

And right here it may not be out of place to speak a few words in behalf of 
one who has ever had the very best interests of the college at heart, and who 
has already proved his devotion to its welfare, our President. We have all at 
different times come under his careful guidance ; and we would say to you who 
have not yet received your coveted degree, make the most of him while you 
may, for you will find very few in after years who will be a truer friend, or who 
will take a greater interest in your life work and progress than he. 

We note with pleasure the improvements in the government of the college, 
and we feel that our trustees have fulfilled their obligations to the best of their 
ability with the material and resources with which they have been provided. 

It is said that experience is the best teacher, more often it is the only teacher ; 
and being but young in years, and of a radically different policy from the older 
classical universities, it is but natural that our college should have been obliged 
to feel its way in its own particular line, and that it should have at times encoun- 
tered obstacles requiring the keenest adaptability to overcome. 

But we realize that it is no longer an experiment. The people of the State 
should be convinced long ere this that its usefulness is of a character that will 
broaden and enrich the powers of our Commonwealth, because it strikes at the 
very root of all progress and development — production. 

And we are watching your attainments as well as the college ; for all that you 
may do, whether for good or bad, is part and parcel of the progress of the 
whole ; and we can assure you that your influence is very far from being the 
smallest factor in shaping the destinies of M. A. C. We have watched the 
development of the Index, from the older issues into the finished volume of 
to-day, and we are glad that successive classes have kept unbroken the old 
custom of its yearly publication from the very first. 

We have followed with increasing interest the continuation of Aggie Life, 
and trust that its support may be such that it too will hereafter be considered 
as one of the essential features among the student organizations. 

We take an interest in your wants and in your accomplishments, because we 
realize that you are making college history of to-day, as we did in years gone 
by ; and we trust that these closing years of this century of progress mark but 
the beginning of a life of usefulness for you and an era of prosperity for our 
Alma Mater. 

7jo the Class of '96* 

O O 

Gone — gone — gone, 

From the campus ground 
They stole away when their work was done. 

Forgotten they'll be, their joyous sound; 
They have gone away, they 've had their fun. 

Another class, on the campus lawn, 

Fills the place of the class that 's gone. 

And so — so — so, 
As the years roll by, 
Many a name you '11 forget to write ; 

And so — so — so, 
You may heave a sigh 
For many a friend that 's lost from sight ; 

And so — so — so, 

They go. 





Class Colors. 

Purple and Old Gold. 

Class Yell. 

Hip-su ! Rah-su ! Sis-boom-bah 

! Rah! Rah! Rah! 





% • 
T>^Wif<() Tool ^ 

EPTEMBER has come 
and gone, but it 
has bequeathed to 
"Aggie," as an evi- 
dence of its interest 
toward the institution, the class of 
1900. It is our good fortune to 
be the century class. As to our 
being unaccustomed to college life 
we will admit it, but as to being 
green, — never ! 
During our first days here we heard, now and then, allusions to the " Owl 
Club." Though we had heard of this club, yet we could not come to any definite 
conclusion as to its mode of operation. It presented to our minds only vague ideas 
of a something, — what shall we call it ? — with which in due time we would become 
acquainted. And so we did ! On a certain memorable Friday night we were 
unceremoniously introduced to the secrets, — heretofore unknown, — and the 
mysteries of the " Owl Club " forever vanished. Now, I believe, there are none 
M'ho have not the most complete mental image of that order. But we soon suf- 
ficiently recovered from our informal midnight reception to win the rope-pull. 
It was a closely contested struggle. At the signal to drop, the Sophs., as they 
were more experienced, took in at least a foot of the rope, but they could not 

hold the advantage thus gained ; for, when our men began to heave, the rope 
was slowly pulled back. When time was called we had fairly won by an inch 
and a half. It was only a small gain, but sufficient to give us the victory. As 
this was our first class victory we naturally felt very jubilant, and, as you may 
imagine, we passed the night in celebration. 

But our supremacy was short-lived. In a few weeks the Sophomore-Freshman 
football game came off. Here we were defeated by a score of 6 — - o. Our 
men were quite the superiors in regard to individual playing, but as for team 
work, we were completely surpassed by the motherly Sophs. Although we were 
worsted by that wise and honorable body we would not, however, have it thought 
that our men cannot play. That would be a great injustice to ourselves. Think 
for a moment ! Five able-bodied men from our class are on the 'Varsity team ! 
Does that look as though we had no players ? 

Nor have we been slow in other directions. We are represented on the Glee 
and Banjo Club. And (for we certainly must mention it) we are well repre- 
sented at the " Hash House." 

We have come here with a determination so to acquit ourselves that we will 
do credit to our college, and so to train ourselves that we will be the more fitted 
for life's work. And what is our life's work to be ? Some of us have already 
chosen, but by far the most have not made known their preferences. But let us 
all, who have not decided, be ever alert to those opportunities which come to 
every man. Let us not be compelled to say in the next Index that we have not 
chosen our life's work. 


J'rea/iTnan Cla;^a» 



President, Allen Lucas March. 

Vice-President, Charles Augustus Crowell, Jr. 

Secretary and Treasurer, Warner Rogers Crowell. 
Class Captain, Francis Guy Stanley. 

Historian, Charles Augustus Crowell, Jr. 

Se7-geant-at-Arins, George Freeman Parmenter. 


Charles rvIooDY Adams Wayland. 

Mr. Wentzell's. Q. T. V. Class Football Team. College Eleven. 
Edwin Kellogg Atkins North Amherst. 

Home. D. G. K. 
Howard Baker Dudley. 

28 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Reading Room Director. 
Henry Lewis Crane . . Dedham. 

5 S. C. 0. 3. K. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. 

Charles Augustus Crowell Everett. 

6 N. C. 0. 2. K. N. H. S. 

Warner Rogers Crowell Everett. 

6N. C. 0. S. K. N.H. S. Class Football Manager. Class Football Team. College 

Eleven. Athletic Director. 
Alfred Dewing Gile ........... Worcester. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Banjo Club. Class Football Captain. College Eleven. 
J.AMES Edward Halligan Boston. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Class Football Team. College Eleven. 
Arthur Atwell Harmon Chelmsford. 

25 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. 
Edward T.\ylor Hull ......... Greenfield Hill, Conn. 

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

Nathan Justus Hunting Shutesbury. 

14N. C. Y.M. C. A. N. H. S. 
James William Kellogg • • Amherst. 

Home. 0. 2. K. N. H. S. Class Polo Captain. 
Morris Bernard Landers Belchertown. 

7 S. C. 
James Francis Lewis Fairhaven. 

5 N. C. 0. S. K. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. 
Allen Lucas March Ashfield. 

9 N. C. 0. S. K. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Class Football Team. 
Arthur Coleman Monahan South Framingham. 

14 N. C. C. S. C. N. H. S. Class Football Team. 
Austin Winfield Morrill Tewksbury. 

5 N. C. 0. 2. K. Y. M. C. a. 

Mark Hayes Munson ■ ■ • Huntmgton. 

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

Julio M. Ovalle Santiago, Chili. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. 
George Freeman Parmenter Dover. 

5 S. C. 0. S. K. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Class Football Team. College Eleven. 
Clayton Erastus Risley South Egremont. 

13 N. C. 0. S. K. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Class Football Team. 
William Berry Rogers Cambridge. 

Mr. Wentzell's. Q. T. V. Class Football Team. Tennis Director. 
Francis Guy Stanley Springfield. 

Mr. Wentzell's. Q. T. V. N. H. S. Class Base-Ball Captain. Class Football 

Team. College Eleven. 
Edward Boyle Saunders ■ -. . . • Southwick. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Class Football Team. 
George Harris Austin Thompson Lancaster. 

Mr. Wentzell's. Q. T. V. College Eleven. 
Henry Earl Walker Vineyard Haven. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Class Football Team. College Eleven. 
Albert Merrill West Holbrook. 

13 N. C. 0. S. K. Y. M. C. A. 


Children's !ra£fe» 

ES, dears, the Index has not forgotten you. We hope that " Chil- 
dren's Page," in connection with the Y. M. C. A. Handbook, will 
furnish you all the information and advice you need. When we 
first gazed on such verdant specimens as Shutesbury, Lewis, and 
Fat Adams, we were surprised and astonished beyond measure. 
However, we notice that the early frosts of " Sophomorism," so common about 
" Aggie," have had a very beneficial effect. What the Index wants is to have 
you grow up and become men. Put away all childish thoughts of Susie and pet 
calves, and settle down to the stern realities of college life. 

Of the wily Sophomores, 

You '11 have to be quite shy ; 
They like to fool the Freshies, 

Some day you '11 see why. 

Always mind the Juniors, 

And do just as they say ; 
Don't refuse to lend them mon. 

You '11 see why, some day. 

Show the Seniors great respect, 

Salute when they pass by ; 
They have much to worry them, 

Some day you '11 see why. 

O O 
The other day little Mark Munson came running into South Barracks and 
said, " Oh, Mr. Junior, mamma sent me another box of those sugar cookies. I 


am so glad, because I get so tired of the crackers and cheese at the Hash 


Dear Children : 

Do not have anything to do with the Sophs. They are a bad lot. Of 
course you have heard about their trip to Shutesbury. Somebody wrote an 
awful bad letter to a Greenfield paper, telling all about them, but the Sophs, 
denied every word of it. Of course they would, they always deny everything. 
Another thing, never kick about anything connected with the college. It 
makes the Faculty real mad. 

If any of you should happen to get through algebra, please write and let the 
Index know about it, and we will immediately see the Mathematical Department 
and find out if there is any good reason for it. This thing must be stopped ; 
first thing we know we shall have a Freshman here without any conditions. 

Your best friend, 

The Index. 

Once upon a time there was a lot of little boys went to a school on a large 
farm, where they kept cows and pigs, and where grapes grew up on top of a very 
steep hill. And some of these boyS were awful bad, and a few were very good 
little boys. 

Now, the bad little boys would, once in a while, be found upon this high hill, 
and then a gentleman who lives part way up this hill would scold them awfully, 
so that they would never go there again. Once some of these awful bad boys 
were out late at night, and a " good man " who was afraid they might take cold, 
told them to go to bed like good little boys, and try to be like men. A little 
while afterwards, however, some more bad boys stuffed a lot of hay in a good 
boy's room, and afterwards laughed and played about a big bonfire. 

The good boys were very quiet, and went to Sunday School every Sunday 
morning, and upon the high hill every Sunday night ; not always, though ; some- 
times they went to a place where they squeeze apples, so that they could watch 
the water run out, and often they would bring a little home to see if it tasted 
like the water on the farm. 

Good boys do good deeds ! Some very thoughtful, good little boys once 
stretched a nice wire across a wide country road, so that the little birds could 
have something to go to sleep upon when it grew dark. 

Such thoughtfulness is always rewarded. It is much better to be numbered 
among the good Uttle boys and always be thoughtful of others. Do you not 
think so ? 


O O O O 
Class Colors. 

Lavender and Buttercup Yellow. 

Class Yell. 

Boom-jig-boom! Boom-jig-boom! 
Boom-jig-a-rig-jig ! 

Boom ! Boom ! Boom ! 
Alaver-rix ! Alaver-rine ! Aggie 

College ! Ninety-nine ! 

I was sitting in my study, 

Working hard a problem o'er, 

When I chanced to tliink of records 
Of our class the year before. 

Then my thoughts, they left the problem. 
And its sines and cosines all, 

And then turned to our history. 

Which occurred from spring to fall. 

Y reveries carry me back to the early winter term, when this epoch 
opens. Among things which I see are two bolts ; one secured by 
us, the other by the English Department. Our practice games with 
Ninety-seven, Hopkins, and the High School, together with thorough 
training, prepared the way to a more renowned exploit, namely, our 
hard-earned victory over Ninety-eight on the diamond. How the horns shrieked ! 
How loudly the drums beat! Who, by future hearth-stones, will tell of their joy- 
ful freshness while dancing, yelling, howling, exultant o'er their good success ; of 
blazing torches, grotesque figures, white-robed youngsters on their triumphant 
march ? Ask Keenan, forget not Armstrong. 

Now memory brings up before my gaze delightful visions of our class ban- 
quet; of tempting morsels and savory viands, and of our Toastmaster as he arose 






and said, " Perhaps Mr. will tell us what he remembers of ' mathematics ' ; 

I take great pleasure in announcing that we have with us the Hon. F. H., who 
will address you on 'The Present Occasion.' " At midnight, our Freshman year 
over, the clock proclaims us Sophomores. 

Returning in the fall to enter our second year in college, our one question 
was, " Who has not come back " ? Several of our dear classmates had not re- 
turned, but it was with deepest sorrow we learned that one, beloved by all, had 
crossed the Sea of Life and gained the Eternal Shore. 

Then our thoughts wandered to the Freshmen — not the poor, starting, trem- 
bling novices you read about, but good, soUd, well-built fellows — and we made 
no threats that we would subject a larger class to dire contingencies. Weight 
and firmness won them the rope-pull; aptness and experience gave us the foot- 
ball game. Again, with the thundering roar of those ancient mortars, did we 
reinstate our honored symbols upon " Aggie's " historic walks. 

Other pleasant reminiscences have we had in our several botanical trips with 
Prof. Smith and Dr. Stone. Who will forget those varying scenes ? The bound- 
ing coach as it descended the hill, the red, ripe strawberries and their attractions, 
the cooling waters of the Connecticut, the photographs, the rustic village of 
Shutesbury and its illustrious inhabitants, — all these we will ever remember. 

In athletic organizations, in literary lines, our men are to be found holding 
the best positions accessible to a Sophomore. As regards our course, our social 
nature, our future advantages, it has been said by a learned professor that the 
standard of the college depends, in great measure, upon Ninety-nine. Surely, 
classmates, if it devolves upon you to set the example for succeeding classes, 
you will so conduct your persons that whatever befalls our Alma Mater there can 
be cast upon you no bitter reflections. 

Was it wonder that I pondered 

Over all our doings, late, 
And when I 'd finished pondering, 

That the problem had to wait ? 



romore Vcass» 

O O 

President, William Henry Armstrong. 

Vice-President, Melvin Herbert Pingree. 
Sec7-etary, Samuel Eldredge Smith. 

Treasurer, Warren Elmer Hinds. 

Class Captaiti, Frederick Harvey Turner. 
Historiari, Edwin Munroe Wright. 

Sergeant-at-Anns, Melvin Herbert Pingree. 


William Henry Armstrong .... ... Cambridge. 

iS S. C. <A. S. K. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Class Football Team. Glee 
Club. Choir. Class Quartette. Artist '99 Index. Press Club. Whist Club. 
Dramatic Club. 

Daniel Ashley Beaman Leverett. 

Home. 0. T. V. N. H. S. Class Football Captain. College Eleven (2). 
Corporal Co. B. Assistant Manager '99 Index. 

Albert Arthur Boutelle Leominster. 

10 N. C. <i>. S. K. Y. M. C. A. N. H. 8. Corporal Co. B. 

YsiDRO Herrera Canto Cansahcat, Yucatan. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Leader of Banjo Club. Class Football Team. 
College Eleven (2). 

William Edward Chapin Chicopee. 

10 N. C. 0. S. K. Recording Secretary Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Class Foot- 
ball Team. 

John Chauncey Chapman South Amherst. 

Home. Class Base-Ball Team. Class Football Team. College Eleven (2). 

Herbert Warner Dana South Amherst. 

Dr. Walker's. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. N. H. 8. 

John Alden Davis East Longmeadow. 

Plant House. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. Class Football Team. Director of Re- 
publican Club. College Eleven (2). 

John Remson Dutcher Nyack, N. Y. 

19 8. C. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. Class Base-Ball Team. Class Football 
Team. Whist Club. Director Athletic Association. Second Prize Burnham 
Four (i). Business Manager '99 Index. Corporal Co. C. 


Warren Elmer Hinds Townsend. 

Experiment Station. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Class Base-Ball Team. 

College Nine (i). Editor Aggie Life (2). Burnham Four (i). '99 Index. 
William Anson Hooker Amherst. 

Insectary. gi. S. K. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Class Football Manager. Class 

Base-Ball Team. Class Polo Team. College Nine (i). College Polo Team. 
George Caleb Hubbard Sunderland. 

Home. Class Football Team. Burnham Four (i). Corporal Co. A. 


N. H. S. 

N. H. S. 

N. H. S. 

N. H. S. 

N. H. S. 

Howard Eddy Maynard 

Home. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. 
Melvin Herbert Pingree 

Experiment Station. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. 

Director Boarding Club. '99 Index. 
Edward Hewitt Sharpe 

Stockbridge House. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A 

Class Quartette. Director Whist Club. 
Bernard Howard Smith 

21 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. 
Carl William Smith . 

12 S. C. Q. T. V. Y. M. C. A. 
Samuel Eldredge Smith . 

21 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A, 

Quartette. '99 Index Board. 

Clifford Eli Stacy 

12 S. C. Q. T. V. Y. M. C. A. 
Frederick Harvey Turner 

3 S. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. 
Football Association. Class Base-Ball Team 
Index Board. Corporal Co. C. 

Charles Morehouse Walker Amherst. 

Home. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Director Tennis Association. Fresh- 
man Botanical Prize. 

Edwin Monroe Wright Manteno, 111. 

4 S. C. </.. S. K. Y. M. C. A. Director N. H. S. Class Base-Ball Team. Class 
Quartette. Press Club. Editor-in-Chief '99 Index. Corporal Co. A. 

Director N. H. S. Glee Club. 

N. H. S. 

Class Football Team. 

East Northfield. 
Class Football Team. 



Choir. Class 


Secretary and Treasurer N. H. S. Director 
Class Football Team. '99 




Class Colors. 

Orange and Dark Crimson. 

Class Yell. 

Hi-yi! Hi-yi ! Sisslboom! bah 
'q8 ! 'q8 ! Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! 




F I should wait for an 
inspiration to write 
upon this class, I 
fear its description 
would remain a per- 
fect blank, with its illustration the 
reciprocal of the bygone incident 
on the top of page io6, '96 Index : 
"Now then, Mr, Baxter, isn't 
that meaning clearly conveyed ? Well, you can spend four hours to think it 
up. I can do it in thirty minutes." 

Our class needs no description ; you all know that we won the rope-pulls from 
'97 and '99, and that we helped 1900 to win theirs from the " Sophs." How we 
did yell over the victory of the Freshmen. How business-like Warden did look 
when Eaton would n't " holler," but the "giant " sings on the Glee Club with me, 
so " that will be all right." Twice we have had our mountain day trip. Twice 
we have enjoyed ourselves without " Jimmy, the Turk," who thinks he is among 
nothing but " boys and hard men." 

When we came back last September, we learned that there was not a " stuck " 
man in the class. In Military — well, words won't express it — if there hadn't 
been other men to get the offices, we would have had them all. "Nick " struck 


the job of rubbing down the cannon, while " Julian " carries the flag of his 
country. Yet it might be well to say that the decision was close between 
"Stiles" and the "Turk." But " Avedis " would be too much of a colored 
sergeant, so this great honor fell to " Lengthy." If tradition be true, we must 
not leave out the fact that. we, the class of '98, Juniors at the Massachusetts 
State College, are indeed climbing the long and ancient hill to the B. M. It was 
here, in this room, that we gave up what little knowledge we did know as Fresh- 
men, on our entrance examinations. Here it was we met "Q," that subject of 

curiosity, and here it was we met Washburne, that old , who did n't "fire " 

a man. 

As upper classmen we have struck something new this term, the "Zoological 
Lab.," where we are daily supplied with morceaux des rois, from the American 
Ambassador to Turkey. We also attend the exercises of that learned Professor 
of Chemistry, who says : " Well, Mr. Clark, just what are you doing now ; can I 
assist you any " ? In leaving these favorable impressions of these once famous 
departments, I would not fail to mention : 

Those scenes in the classroom 

Where Philly we meet, but we '11 soon take our flight ; 
And then we will ugre all the Freshmen to bolt him, 

Glad to get out of " exams." and his sight. 

" We will not argue the matter further," for I wish to inform all readers that 
this dirge is written " on a purely scientific basis." 

Our class also has the characteristic of being ambitious. Twice, thrice 
have we attempted to h^e Junior Electives ; twice, thrice have come back those 
familiar words, " Not granted." We understand that the Sophomores are living 
in hopes, — we did, too, — yet we do wish you success. 

And when we are done with your ' Trig.' and Mechanics, 

Then we will have a bonfire, we will; 
And then we will roast you and talk of your prantics, 

How you 've been fooled. Oh ! we '11 drink to our ' Phil.' 

I must not fail to mention the good that resulted from the coaching '96 gave 
us. True it is we were sorry when you went, and we will try and profit by your 
many mistakes. 

" Sam." no longer drives his little black horse back and forth to college, but 
carries his books in a green book bag, and it is often puzzling to know whether 
it is Prof. that is coming or his satellite. 


The Index, the Index, you "11 ever be weary 

Of reading this poem so strong, yet so true : 
But I hope you '11 not stick me, nor make me leave college. 

Because I have done what the rest failed to do. 

What a great change has taken place in the class since we had our Freshman 
picture taken. Baxter has begun to grow ; Warden has sideboards ; Wright ( ? ) 
and the "Turk" have moustaches, while J. S. and Alex, failed in the attempt. 
Kinsman has gone, his beard queered him. Charmbury and Birnie have been 
classed as things of the past. 

Looking through some of the older copies of the Index, I came across a 
picture of that famous old pill box, which exists to the present day. Some 
curious persons may think it contains remedies for headache or indigestion ; 
not so, but a sure, guaranteed remedy to bring on consumption (of English 


Yet still from my heart I can say that I like you, 

As will some of the rest when they 've thought awhile ; 
And when '98 leaves you and your presence. 
Then we will rest from your zero and smile. 

Now then, " Georgia," we understand you intend to take mathematics next 
year, but just remember that you are on the Index Board, and with what measure 
ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 

Thus, you readers of the '98 Index, see the situation of our class. Fooled 
out of Junior Electives, we are going to take physics. It gives me great honor 
to deliver to you this history of the class of '98, by which I hope no one will be 
affected or cause me to be. 

And thus, at the end, I would say to you Philly, 
Learn and be wise, for there 's much you don't know. 
Whenever you 're stuck in the study of physics, 
Just send to this class and we '11 sing you this ditty. 

How dear to my heart are those scenes of the classroom. 
Where Philly we met, but we '11 soon take our flight; 
And I trust you '11 not stick me nor make me leave college. 
Because I have done what the rest failed to do. 


Sunior Class, 

O O 


President, John Peter Nickerson. 

Vice-President, Julian Stiles Eaton. 

Secretary and Treasw'er, George Henry Wright. 

Class Captain, Randall Duncan Warden. 

Historian, Willis Sikes Fisher. 


AvEDis Garabet Adjemian .... Harpoot, Asia Minor, Turkey. 

Boarding-house. Y. M. C. A. Sergeant Co. B. 

Charles Newcomb Baxter Ouincy. 

24 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. Burnham Four (2). '98 Index Board. Treas- 
urer Cliess Club. Sergeant Co. C. 

Clifford Gay Clark Sunderland. 

Home. D. G. K. Class Football Captain. Class Base-Ball Team. Secretary 
Democratic Club. Sergeant Co. A. 

Julian Stiles Eaton . Nyack, N. Y. 

15 S. C. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Class Base-Ball Captain. Director 
Football Association. Manager Base-Ball Team. College Nine (2). Director 
Base-Ball Association. Secretary and Treasurer Reading Room Association. 
Secretary and Treasurer Athletic Association. Secretary and Treasurer Tennis 
Association. College Eleven (3). College Polo Team. Class Rope-Pull Team. 
Burnham Four (2). '98 Index Board. Glee Club. Choir. Dramatic Club. 
Color Sergeant. 

Willis Sikes Fisher . . / Ludlow. 

17 S. C. 0. S. K. Corresponding Secretary Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. First Prize 
Burnham Four ( I ). Glee Club. Choir. Sergeant Co. B. 


Alexander Montgomery, Jr. Natick. 

15 S. C. C. S. C. Editor-in-Chief '98 Index. Press Club. Treasurer Repub- 
lican Club. Assistant Business Manager Aggie Life (3). Sergeant-Major. 

John Peter Nickerson West Harwich. 

24 N. C. O. T. V. First Prize Burnham Four (2). '98 Index Board. Secretary 
and Treasurer Boarding Club. Quartermaster-Sergeant. 

Randall Duncan Warden Boston. 

8 S. C. <i>. S. K. College Nine (i and 2). Director N. H. S. Second Prize 
Burnham Four ([ and 2). Business Manager '98 Index. Editor Aggie Lifeiz 
and 3). President and Manager Boarding Club. Athletic Director. Sergeant 
Co. A. 

Samuel William Wiley Amherst. 

Home. D. G. K. N. H. S. Reading Room Director. Tennis Director. Polo 

George Henry Wright Deerfield. 

8 S. C. 0. 2. K. N. H. S. College Pin Committee. Class Base-Ball Team. 
Editor Aggie Life (3). '98 Index Board. Director Republican Club. Whist 
Club. College Eleven (3). Sergeant Co. C. 


uhe Class of TJen, 

O O 

OETS sing of deeds at arms, 
Of love, of Spring, 
Of beauty's charms. 

I 'II sing in another strain 
Of a single class, 
A class of fame. 

We entered college in ninety-four, 
Some large, some small, 
But half a score. 

Yet with strength and might and will, 
We claimed respect 
In class and drill. 

Some have come and some have gone. 
Still this little band 
Is just ten strong. 

And lest our fame be forgotten in the years to come, 
Here 's a short historical sketch. 
Of interest, perhaps, to some. 

Mr. Baxter! fair reader, wee et petit, 

A prodigy of learning 

As great as his feet. 

He 's a sticker, a stayer, 

A Champion chess player; 

And barin' his squinting he 's a " bang-up " surveyor. 

This is Mr. Clark. Would you know him.'' 
He's called Clifford Gay, 
Old Sunderland City's 
Brightest ray. 


He 's a dandy, loves Mandy, 

Walks out from Sammy, 

And he 'd rather take the window than the door. 

Have you ever seen our giant ? 
Have you never heard him talk ? 
Have you ever seen Jule Eat (on) ing ? 
Did you never see him walk ? 
Just turn to the Junior members, 
And there you '11 see in style. 
The many prominent ofhces 
Of Eaton Julian Stiles. 

Ah! Mr. Fisher, Mr. Willis Sykes Fisher, 

Quite the loveliest boy, and the sweetest creature 

That ever wore a dimpled feature. 

He is so bright that sometimes he 's not quite right; 

And yet, he 's as sweet as the honey of the bees. 

I wonder? Does he yet say "hard cheese ".^ 

And now, gentle reader, 

I come to our most eminent Editor, 

Montgomery, Jr., The Great Alexander. 

Now hear me ; 

I speak not of old Alexander, nor his conquests. 

But of young America's budding florist; 

And should there be 

A passage more beautiful or flowery than the rest, 

You may know it is plucked from the Editor's best. 

This is John P. Nickerson, happy old Nick, 

Makes all the fellows pay their board quick. 

He helps Tab in the lab. 

Make an infernal smell. 

And he has a higher seat than the doctor in chapel. 

Now, as you can plainly see. 
Comes Mr. Warden, Randall D., 
He 's the smartest in the class, 
He 's the college best gymnast. 


In base-ball well he swings the stick; 
At polo, tennis, he is slick. 
Hotheaded, literary, poetic, quite, 
And he thinks that Boston is out of sight. 

The next character I wish to present 

Is one of " Aggie's " famous Amherst talent. 

You 've heard of Hubbard and Charmbury, Wentzell and Shaw, 

Of Tisdale, of Roberts, of Dana — Well, I could call 

So many — There 's Ranney, 

But our Sam. Wiley, 

He 's the most talented man of them all. 

Ladies! know ye not some handsome laddie, 
Some hero! A noble, fearless laddie! 
There was once a Deerfield chappie 
Dwelt among the "wheats" at " Aggie." 
Once he made a famous sally, 

Fell upon the great John B ry ; 

No excuse have we to sight, 

There is no excuse, for this was(W) right. 

The last to appear of this little band 

Is a most noted foreigner, Adjemian. 

He has sworn to kill the Sultan 

With a " bull-dog" Smith & Wesson. 

Oh ! he 's born to be a famous Turkey man. 

Now he wants to be the mother 

Of the Turkish Agriculture, 

And to write a Noble Science 

Or to form a close alliance 

With a rich and very sweet American. 

Here stand the Ten : After they 're gone. 

Perchance, should some Soph. 

In passing along. 

See a '98 across the moon 

Let him stop; 

Not another drop — 

He 's drunk if he sees this in the moon. 




Class Colors. 
Brown and Gold. 

Class Yell. 

Boora-a-]aka ! Boom-a-laka ! 

Siss-boom-ah ! 

Ric-a-raka ! Ninety-seven ! 

Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! 

flistorcj, '97. 

■IHE last year of our 
college life at " Old 
Aggie " is swiftly 
fleeting, and it is with 
a sad heart that the 
historian for the last time turns 
over the history of '97 to the 
Index. As he writes it, his mind 
wanders back over the events which happened during his college course, now 
all too swiftly drawing to a close. 

Again the class takes its place in chapel for the first time, and is the object 
of many comments from the other classes. Again are we on the campus giving 
our class yell, which, alas, fails to cheer our team on to victory. Still other 
scenes present themselves, and at last, at the end of the year, we are gathered 
together at Springfield for our Freshman night supper. Who will forget it ? 
How proud we are because we outwitted the Sophs. What a feeling of pride 
and joy is in every heart as they realize that the second round of the ladder is 

Now he recalls the looks of surprise and incredulity as the class meets for 
the first time in the beginning of the second year. How fast the questions fly ! 



Where is the rest of the class ? Is this all that remain of those who entered 
with us ? Alas ! Too true ! Mathematics had descended upon us, and like the 
leaves in a fall breeze, many of our classmates were blown we know not where. 
This only bound us more closely together. Then the events pass rapidly before 
his vision until Commencement has come once more, and each one realizes that 
another round of the ladder is reached ; that the goal for which they are striving 
will soon be theirs. 

Again we are Juniors, enjoying that most delightful trip to Boston. Again we 
skip the Professor, and go to Keith's. The scene suddenly changes, and grief 
visits us for the first time. In the spring of the year one of our members passed 
into the realms of eternal peace. A loyal classmate, a true friend, an earnest 
Christian, the memory of Chas. Austin King will always remain dear to every 
one of us. 

Then the time changes. He no longer thinks of the past, but of the future. 
He wonders what will be in store for each one after next Commencement. 

There is a place in this world, classmates, for each one of us, but we must 
gain it for ourselves ; so let us make the most of our opportunities, not only that 
we may uphold the honor of '97, but also that we may become worthy represent- 
atives of M. A. C. 

C. A. N. 


Senior Class, 


President, George Davison Leavens. 

Vice-President, John Albert Emrich. 

Treasurer, Philip Henry Smith. 

Secretary, Lafayette Franklin Clark. 

Class Captain, James Lowell Bartlett. 

Historian, Charles Ayer Norton. 


Harry Francis Allen Northboro. 

i6 S. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Director Football Association. Sec- 
ond Lieutenant Co. B. 

John William Allen Northboro. 

i6 S. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. College Eleven (3 and 4). Captain 
College Eleven (4). Director Football Association. Class Base-Ball Team. 
Class Football Team. First Lieutenant Co. B. 

Herbert Julius Armstrong Sunderland. 

9 N. C. <i>. S. K. Vice-President Y. M. C. A. President of Athletic Association. 
First Lieutenant and Fire Marshal. 

John Marshall Barry Boston. 

9 S. C. N. H. S. Business Manager Aggie Life. Editor Aggie Life (3 and 4). 
Business Manager '97 Index. President Press Club. President Whist Club. 
President Democratic Club. Secretary Chess Club. Business Manager Dra- 
matic Club. Captain Co. A. 

James Lowell Bartlett Salisbury. 

20 S. C. O. T. V. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Vice-President Boarding Club. Sec- 
retary Republican Club. Editor-in-Chief '97 Index. JLditor Aggie Life (2 and 3). 
Flint Six. First Lieutenant and Quartermaster. 

Liberty Lyon Cheney Southbridge. 

10 S. C. O. T. V. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Class Base-Ball Team. Class Foot- 
ball Team. Director Base-Ball Association. Director Polo Association. Col- 
lege Eleven (4). Director Republican Club. Secretary and Treasurer Dramatic 
Club. Treasurer Whist Club. First Sergeant Co. A. 

Lafayette Franklin Clark West Brattleboro, Vt. 

29 N. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. President Reading Room Associa- 
tion. First Prize Western Alumni Four (i.) Second Prize Flint Six (3). Glee 
Club. Choir. First Sergeant Co. C. 


George Albert Drew Westford. 

17 S. C. 0. S. K. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Vice-President Republican Club. 
Director Tennis Association. Flint Six. Second Lieutenant Co. A. 

John Albert Emrich Amherst. 

Mr. Wentzell's. O. T. V. N. H. S. Class Base-Ball Captain. Class Polo 
Captain. Class Football Team. Secretary and Treasurer Base-Ball Association. 
Secretary and Treasurer Polo Association. Director Tennis Association. Leader 
of Glee Club. Leader of Choir. Banjo Club. College Nine (3 and 4). Captain 
College Nine (4). Editor Aggz^ Life (4). President Republican Club. President 
Chess Club. Vice-President Whist Club. Dramatic Club. Captain Co. B. 

Charles Ignatius Goessmann Amherst. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Director N. H. S. Manager Football Eleven. 
Director Base Ball Association. Second Prize Western Alumni Four (i). Artist 
'97 Index. Editor Ao-g/e Life (4). Glee and Banjo Club (Banjo Club). First 
Prize Flint Six (3). President Dramatic Club. Vice-President Chess Club. 
Whist Club. Pipe Custodian. First Lieutenant Co. A. 

George Davison Leavens Brooklyn, N. Y. 

4 S. C. <t>. S. K. Y. M. C. A. Director N. H. S. Second Prize Eurnham 
Four (2) '97 Index Board. Editor-in-Chief Aggie Life. Stage Manager Dra- 
matic Club. Whist Club. Press Club. First Lieutenant and Adjutant. 

Charles Ayer Norton Lynn. 

18 S. C. 4>. S. K. N. H. S. Class Football Team. Class Base-Ball Team. 
Secretary and Treasurer Football Association. College Nine (3). Business 
Manager Glee and Banjo Club. Western Alumni Four (i). Vice-President 
Dramatic Club. Second Lieutenant Co. C. 

Clayton Franklin Palmer Stockbridge. 

3 S. C. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Vice-President Reading Room Asso- 
ciation. Editor Aggie Life (4). First Sergeant Co. B. 

Charles Adams Peters Worcester. 

Station, Department of Pathology. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. Vice-President 
N. H. S. Director Athletic Association. Director Boarding Club. Treasurer 
Democratic Club. Banjo Club. Class Base-Ball Team. Vice-President Press 
Club. '97 Index Board. First Lieutenant Co. C. 

Philip Henry Smith South Hadley Falls. 

Experiment Station. <t>. 2. K. Y. M. C. A. President N. H. S. Vice-President 
Democratic Club. Burnham Four (2). Flint Six (3). Captain Co. C. 


Second 2/ ear Class, 



Class Colors. 

Pink and Purple. 

Class Yell. 

Hi-yi ! Hi-yi ! Sah ! Sah ! Sah ! Two-year '97 ! Rah ! Rah ! Rah 

Glass ]4istory. 

S it becomes my unwelcome task to submit the last of the class 
histories of the two year men, is it out of place to ask a question 
or two? 

In the first place, in what way could the shorter course injure 
an agricultural college ? We can very well understand that in a 
school in which the science of agriculture has no place the above course would 
have no importance, but in a school dedicated to the advancement of the young 
men, I may say the young farmers of a State, a comprehensive course in agri- 
culture of the length best suited to the requirements of those intending to 
become farmers is absolutely necessary. 

As far as history goes the class of two years, '97, has little to boast, for the 
simple reason that in the present year there has been no first-year class on which 
our superior strength and sagacity might have been exerted, but the fates have 
not submitted it to our tender care, so, for a change, we will draw this expression 
of regrets to a close, renewing once more our allegiance and loyalty to old 
" Aggie " and our many college friends, who will long remain in the memories of 
the various members of the Two Years Class of '97. B. 


Tjwo 2/ears ClasSj '97, 


President, Charles Day Colburn. 

Secretary and Treasurer, Henry Simeon Ashley. 
Historian, John Cecil Burrington. 

Class Captain, John Cecil Burrington. 

Sergeant-at-Ar?ns, Francis Evander Merriman, Jr. 


Henry Simeon Ashley East Longraeadow. 

Stockbridge House. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. 

John Cecil Burrington Charlemont. 

Boading House. C. S. C. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. College Eleven (i and 2). 

Charles Day Colburn Westford. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. 

Will Arius Dye . . . Sheffield. 

2 N. C. Y. M. C. A. N. H. S. Reading Room Director. 

Charles Leonard Humphrey Amherst. 


Francis Evander Merriman, Jr. . . Boston. 

D. G. K. House. D. G. K. Y. M. C. A. 



"I find that nonsense at times is singularly refreshing." 

Lieut. W t {to Ashley). — " Life to you seems one long, sweet dream, 

but it costs you two demerits." 

Prof. F t. — " After filtering wash thoroughly, — the precipitate, I mean, 

not yourself." 

Prof. Lull. — " What do we find on the surface of the brain " ? 
Eaton. — " Convulsions." 

Prof. May d. — " For this process use a board. This board may be a 


Prof. Lull. — "Describe the squash bug, Mr. Barry." 

Barry. — " The squash bug is very injurious to squash blossoms." 

Prof, Babson. — Dear Sir — I have my sketch book re(a)d up to date. 


Prof. Hasb k. — " What is the natural sin. of 90° "? 

Adjemian. — " 2-3 of a radical." 

Prof. Lull. — " You fellows must think I am deaf, dumb, blind, and every- 
thing else." 

Barry. — " I don't see how we can pass an examination like this in two 

Prof. Hasbr — ^k. — " You could if you had it at your finger tips." 
Barry. — " I have ; see " ! 


Lieut. Wright {Jo Sophomore Aj'tiliery Squad). — " The Salvation Army 
could capture that gun while you fellows are loading it." 

Prof. L l (Jo Q). — " What part of the human skeleton would you first 

think of as giving the most striking form to the body " ? 

Q.— "The waist." 

Dr. Stone. — " Is it native or introduced " ? 
Fisher. — " Yes, sir." 

Prof. Babson. — " Men are dying all over the world every day. Now, what 
conclusion would you draw from that " ? 

Warden. — " Something the matter with them." 

Prof. Flint (fo Q). — " If a person should accidentally swallow some arsenic, 
what antidote would you give him " ? 

Q.— " ■ ." 

PRof. F t. — " Well, that will do. The man would be dead by this time." 


Jx freeze froTn Old Ocean, 

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flE WERE sitting in Dick's room. Dick was a Freshman. His full name 
was Richard Purling Shiper, and he came from the eastern part of the 
State of Maine ; in fact, from the very seashore. When he entered col- 
lege he did not know a single soul, and when he had been among us two 
weeks he knew everybody. How was it, you ask? Well, it was due to 
his jollity and good nature. I suppose we thought him a little fresh, too, but his fresh- 
ness was different from that shown by other classmates of his; it was a breezy, good- 
humored freshness. It reminded me of a bright, sparkling day on the ocean. Perhaps 
I have overdone that comparison, but I say what is true, nevertheless. He was always 
talking about the sea, until we pretended that we were very much bored. P remember 
one fellow, however, — a Freshman, of course, — who had never set eyes upon rolling 
billows. He would listen with astonishment to the stories young Shiper poured into his 
ever-receptive ears. 

As I said, we were sitting in Dick's room. It was a frosty evening in November. 
We had just returned from town and had piled into his room, thinking to tease him a 
little. We were going to request him to stand on his table and repeat the fish story he 
liad lately circulated about college ; but as we opened the door and saw him lounging 
before his fire, so warm and cosy, we gave up our plan for the moment, and quietly 
seated ourselves around him. 

"What do you fellows want? " Dick asked, straightening himself up in his chair, 
and casting his eyes round upon us. 

" Oh, nothing," gravely answered a Senior named Purley, " except to hear you 

Dick grinned. Of course, after that remark, he could say nothing. 

" Come, Freshman, spout away ! " exclaimed my room-mate, and I chimed in to the 
same effect. 

The youngster got on his feet, thrust his hands in his pockets, and walked over to 
the window. 

'• Look here, fellows," said he, " It's too late to make a racket to-night, and besides, 
I 'm a little tired. I knew what you were up to when I heard your steps in the entry. 
I could have locked my door and have kept you outside, but the fact is, I 've something 
that 's good for you. See?" 

A series of half-uttered exclamations broke from us all, and we advanced toward 


where he stood as though to correct his disrespectful demeanor. But he waved us 
back, and went on : 

"You've stacked my room, and ducked me In the pond, and made me wear my 
clothes wrong side out, and I don't know what else. Now you can do something 
to-night, of course, but you won't get a peep inside the box that is locked in that 
closet. Agree with me, however, for a truce to-night, and we '11 have a feast. Is 
it a go?" 

It took us about a second to reach a decision. 

Dick went to the closet, unlocked it, and drew forth a large box. When he 
removed the cover, our eyes rested upon a sight fit for the gods. There were cakes, 
and pies, and doughnuts in that box; and a jar of jam, two bottles of olives, one of 
pickles, and a tin of sardines; and in the bottom lay a note. The Freshman had not 
intended for us to see this last, but as you may suppose, we pounced upon it, and made 
a show of reading it. As we bore the letter across the room, a photograph fell from 
the envelope, upon the floor. 

I picked it up. It was the picture of as sweet a girl as I ever hope to see. We 
made a great deal of talk over it, of course, and during our feast — and it was a feast, 
I can tell you — we gave it a place of honor on the centre table. We asked Dick a lot 
.of questions about the picture, but he evaded our questions as best he could. 

The evening wore away, and midnight found us still in the Freshman's room. As 
the electric light went out, however, we started to leave. Dick called to us through the 
darkness to remain. As we paused, undecided, he remarked : 

" I suppose you fellows don't care, then, to know the story of that girl ? " 

" Look here, Freshman," said I, " It 's too late to hear any story now, especially one 
of your stories. I suppose you want to tell us how you saved her life, how you found 
her floating on a raft, or something of that sort." 

" No, it 's nothing like that," he replied, striking a match and lighting a candle 
" It 's a good, honest story, and I thought that since you all seemed interested, you 
might like to hear. I've never spoken about it before." 

Several of us looked at our watches, and then at Dick. He really seemed eager to 
speak, so we once more sunk into the chairs. 

" I don't know whether any of you have ever been down my way," he began, " but 
the place is nothing more or less than a stretch of rocky shore, along which a few houses 
are scattered as though cast up by the sea. I lived in one of those houses, and used to 
help my father in his ' 'long-shore ' fishing. He would go out in a saihng dory at night, set 
his trawls, and return the next morning to make the haul. He had several men to work for 
him, and when I got old enough to know the difference between 'hard up' and 'hard 
down' he set me also to work. It was a terrible life, I can tell you! One spring — 
it was only three years ago — the catch was very small, and we made but little money; 
things went from bad to worse until the climax came. One night my father did n't 


come home as usual; we waited and waited until after twelve o'clock. Then I went 
down to the little stone wharf to see if his boat was there. It was not. I ran back to 
the house and told my mother, but we could do nothing. When morning came I spread 
the news among our neighbors, and several of them started off in their boats. At noon 
they came back, towing father's dory; they had found it about five miles up the coast, 
drifting among the rocks — empty. He was probably drowned while setting trawls. 

" I tried to carry on the fishing, but it was of no use. My heart was n't in it, and I 
longed for a change ; so did my mother. We were beginning to despair, when, one 
day in June, a handsome forty-foot yacht dropped anchor in our cove. Anxious to see the 
craft, I hung about the wharf while the tender put off from the boat and came toward 
the land. When it drew alongside, a pleasant, elderly-looking man rose from the stern 
sheets and stepped upon the pier. As he was about to pass by, he turned and said: 

" ' You don't happen to know of any one out of employment here, do you — one 
that would like to take a berth on my yacht ? ' 

" iMy own case flashed before my mind, and before I realized it I had told him of 
my position. 

" ' Well, you '11 be as good as any one,' he answered ; ' I '11 give you thirty dollars a 
month for the summer. It seems a queer thing to do, but one of my men left last night 
at S , where we put in, and I need another man to handle the craft.' 

"Two hours later, after a hurried explanation to my mother, I boarded the 
' ?klartha' of Boston, and sailed away for Bar Harbor. 

" I wish I had time to tell you fellows of that summer. It was glorious ! To be 
sure I was only a common hand, and I had to keep my mouth shut; but I don't know 
how I should have gotten along had it not been for the pay I earned. We cruised up 
and down the coast, the owner taking as many of his friends as he could. And later 
on, there was the racing at Marblehead. We were fast, but not the fastest. Well, the 
summer wore away, and September came ; the last race of the season was on the 19th. 
We entered, and hoped to win; but somehow there was but little interest in the affair, 
and no other yachts were on hand. We sailed over the course, nevertheless, and got 
what is called a ' walkover.' 

"The next morning the owner discharged three of the crew of six, and told those 
of us whom he retained, that we were to take the yacht along the coast to a town where 
she was to lie during the winter. It was a long sail from Marblehead, and we left as 
soon as possible. 

" It was a perfect evening as we drifted out by Baker's Island lights. I say 
drifted, for there was n't a breath stirring. In the west the sky was crimsoned with the 
setting sun. As the day faded into night, and the stars came out, a light breeze came 
in from the open sea, and we slipped along past the North shore, rounded Cape Ann, 
and shaped our course for the eastward. About two o'clock the following morning the 
breeze freshened, bringing along a great bank of fog. When daylight broke the breeze 
was still stronger, and the fog thicker than ever. 

" Ordinarily, in such weather, we would have run for a harbor; but we were in a 
hurry to get the boat off our hands, so kept on. All day long the fog hung with us, and 
what was worse, the wind backed around to the northeast, compelling us to trim sheets 
for a beat to windward. 

"That night we were still tacking; and we had a choppy sea to butt against, too. 
According to the captain's reckoning we hoped to reach our post about three the next 
morning. It was only guess work, however, in the face of so unfavorable a wind. We 
had an uneventful evening, and midnight found us with a changed course, bowling along 
toward the shore. We now had the wind over our stern, and our speed was much 


" It was half-past two — I remember because I happened to be looking clown 
the companionway, and saw the cabin clock — when the sailing-master cried out : 

" ' Keep your eyes open, lads, we ought to be somewhere near Sparkle Point Light.' 
" The three of us peered into the watery gloom ahead, but to no purpose. Suddenly, 
however, we heard a short, sharp, metallic grunt, — I can call it nothing else, — apparently 
off our starboard bow. 

"'There it is, boys ! ' shouted the master. 'That's the 'whistler' off the land. 
Look sharp, now ! ' 

" I left the cockpit, and went forward to get an unhindered view. The splash of 
water under our bow was so loud that for some moments I could hear nothing else. 
" ' See anything ? ' called the skipper. 
" ' Not yet,' I hollered back. 

" On we went, straight toward the land. Every moment I expected to see the gleam 
from the lighthouse lantern shoot through the fog. Presently the whistling buoy 
shrieked again; this time dead ahead. I said nothing, for I knew the others must have 
heard it. in a moment the dismal sound once more broke upon our ears; and before the 
mournful wail had died away 1 saw the buoy looming out of the fog not one hundred 
feet under our port bow. A sharp, icy chill surged through my veins. I could not speak, 
so suddenly did my eyes behold the threatening danger ; larger and larger grew the great 
conical object, as we bore down upon it; at last I found my voice ; I turned my head 
and shouted with all my might: 

" ' Hard down ! hard down ! Quick, man ! the buoy is close under our bow ! ' 
" I think the suddenness of my cry must have frightened the skipper ; or perhaps 
he misunderstood me. At any rate, I saw him put the tiller hard up. Like a startled 
bird the yacht bore off the wind. I cried out again, but it was too late. A sickening 
shock sent me overboard. Even as I fell headlong, I heard the weird howl of the whistle 
above my head, as the buoy settled in the trough of a wave. 

"When I came to the surface I found myself about fifty feet astern of the yacht, 
which, having slipped by the buoy, was rapidly disappearing in the darkness. How 
much she was injured by the terrible blow, I could not tell. In a moment she was gone, 
and I was left struggling in the water alongside the iron buoy. 

" A dozen strokes took me to the slimy, barnacled mass of metal, and I swam round 
it trying to find the iron ladder that leads to the whistle at the top. Sometimes these 
buoys are made without these ladders, and I knew if this one was lacking it, my life was 
not worth a fig. But I found it, and reached upward to grab it. I failed. I waited 
until the buoy settled down, and tried again. This time I was successful. Exerting all 
my strength, I hauled myself out of the water, and climbed up the sloping side until I 
reached the top. 

"I don't think there is any need for me to expatiate much upon the sufferings I 
endured for the next three hours; I can leave it to your imagination. But it was up and 
down, swirl this way, swirl that way, roll forward, roll backward, every moment. And 
with it all, the irregular and deafening blasts from the whistle close to my ears. It was 
flood tide, and the waves grew larger as daylight came on. Now the buoy would lift 
me to the crest of a billow, until it seemed like being upon the top of a hill; and now, 
with a horrible sensation, it would drop me into the watery valley that followed after. 

" How I managed to hang on, I don't know. But finally the daylight broke, and 
with it the fog disappeared, leaving Sparkle Point, with its lighthouse and other buildings 
plainly visible half a mile distant. 

" It was not until my attention was attracted toward the land, and thus drawn from 
myself, that I found out how exhausted I was. I tried to holler, but could not utter a 


word; and then I looked round to see if I could discover the yacht, but she was no- 
where in sight. 

"And so I hung on, and the sun rose out of the ocean and lifted itself above the 
fog that now lay along the horizon. The light in the distant tower was put out, and I 
could see men walking on the shore. I tried to wave my hand, but needed both to cling 
to the ladder. And so I clung, moment after moment, hoping that before long some 
one on shore would see me. It was horrible ! So horrible that I can't fully realize 
it, even as I tell of it. It affects me like the remembrance of some terrible disease. I 
know I passed through it all, but my feelings are blunted — I can't recollect the acute 
agonies I endured. 

"At last I saw a boat with two people in it put off from the landing and head in 
my direction. For a moment or two I was not sure whether it was coming to me or 
not; but when I found out it was, I nearly fell off into the water from sheer emotion. 
On it came, bobbing up and down on the waves, but, oh ! so slowly did it approach. It 
seemed as though hours passed before it got within hailing distance. And when it did, 
some one rose in the boat and waved a piece of cloth. 

" It was a girl. 

" Of course it was an easy matter for me to get into the dory when it came along- 
side the buoy. They rowed me ashore, — I was told all this afterward, for I was too 
weak to hear it then, — and put me to bed. That afternoon I was as well as ever. 

"There isn't much else to tell. Just as I was starting for home I found out that 
the force at the life-saving post was short one man. I applied to fill the vacancy, and 
got the position. A year later, when the government established a weather station 
near the light, I managed by good luck to become an assistant. There I remained until 
last May, when I got an idea into my head that I wanted an education. So I studied a 
bit, and came here." 

Dick reached over to the table and helped himself to one of the few remaining 
cakes. There was a short silence, broken by my room-mate. 

" See here, my friend," said he, " I want to ask you two questions. One is, what 
became of the yacht ? " 

"Oh," answered Dick, "she got in all right, but in pretty bad shape. She was 
built of steel, you see, and managed not to sink. But it was a close shave." 

" The other question," continued my room-mate, "is, when are you going to tell us 
about the girl. Where does she come in "? 

"Eh? Oh — I — you see — well, it was this way. She saw me clinging to that 
buoy and gave the alarm. One of the men at the station rowed out to get me, and took 
her along, too. That 's all there is about it." 

" Do you really think so, Dick ? " I whispered in his ear. 

Dick's only reply was a blush. 


^ Capricious JLandladi/, 

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WHEN to your arms, my lady fair. 
You first did welcome me, 
'Twas just as warm and pleasant there 
As anything could be. 
But ere a week its days had told, 
My room became intensely cold, 
And ne'er a day ahead I knew 
If chills or fever would ensue. 

I 'd see the marks of other men, 

On looking o'er my small domain ; 
'T was strange that from this cosy den 

They should so soon depart again. 
But though I 'd strive my eyes to blind, 
Yet still on every hand I 'd find 

These relics which 'twas plain to see, 

Of tenants who 'd preceded me. 

But these were only little things, 

Beside your final act; 
I could forget their biting sting, 

But for the woful fact 
That I, the chosen of your heart. 
Who played so meek and mild a part, 

I was without a day of grace 

Evicted from my boarding place. 


7/filitari/ !^all. 

February 14, 1896. 

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Mrs. H. H. GoODELL. 

Mrs. J. B. LiNDSEY. 

Mrs. W. M. Dickinson. 

Mrs. C. Wellington. 


Committee on Arrangements. 

P. A. Leamy, Chairman. 
A. S. Kinney. 

M. E. Sellew. 

F. L. Clapp. 

C. I, Goessmann. 

C. A. Peters. 

C. A. Norton. 

J. A. Emrich. 


^i the 7/filitari/ !Ball. 

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SMOOTH the floor and fair the ladies, 
Sweet the music floats aloft, 
Wafted o'er the gay decked drill-hall 
In a waltz, as low and soft 
As the whispered cooings 
Of some boyish soldier wooing. 

There are many stripes and chevrons, 
Captains, privates, whirl about 

In a maze of giddy dances, 
Slowly winding in and out, 

Like the fragrant roses 

Intertwined among the tresses. 

Here and there among the dancers, 
In the whirl of some gay reel. 

Darts a gray-haired, grave professor ; 
Once again he seems to feel 

A spark of youthfulness. 

Too oft forgot when teaching us. 

Thus I sit up in the gallery, 

Dreaming of the fete below. 

Yes! Sometimes I rather long to dance, 
But you see I have no show. 

Why ? Why ! The reason, sir ? 

Well, because I have no girl. 





0. S, Jff, ^raternitj/* 





Charles Wellington. 


Joseph Harry Putman. Edavard Albert White. 

Asa Stephen Kinney. 


Charles Ignatius Goessmann. Clifford Gay Clark. 

Julian Stiles Eaton. Samuel William Wiley. 

John Remsen Dutcher. John Alden Davis. 

YsiDRO Herrera Canto. Edward Hewitt Sharpe. 

Alfred Dewing Gile. Edward Boyle Sanders. 

Julio M. Ovalle. James Edward Halligan. 

Henry Earle Walker. Charles Day Colburn. 

Francis Evander Merriman, Jr. Henry Simeon Ashley. 

Edwin Kellogg Atkins. 





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Massachusetts Agricultural College, 


Maine State College, 


New Hampshire College of Agriculture 
AND Mechanic Arts, 



^^Siifti^-' "^m^ 

Q, iJ, c/» Jraierniti/, 

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Henry Darwin Raskins. 


James B. Paige. 

Edward R. Flint. 


John Albert Em rich. 

James Lowell Bartlett. 
Liberty Lyon Cheney. 

John Peter Nickerson. 

George Harry Austin Thompson. 
Dan. Ashley Beaman. ■ 

Carl William Smith. 

Clifford Eli Stacy. 

Charles Moody Adams. 

Francis Guy Stanley. 

William Berry Rogers 


Pfii ^igma 


Chapter Roll. 


Massachusetts Agricultural College, 



Union University, Albany, 


Cornell University, Ithaca, 


West Virginia University, Morgantown, 


Yale University, New Haven, 




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William P. Brooks. 
George E. Stone. 


Fred. S. Cooley. 
Ralph E. Smith. 


William A. Kellogg. 
Robert H. Smith. 


Robert A. Cooley. 
Elisha a. Jones. 

George Davison Leavens. 
Charles Ayer Norton. 
Philip Henry Smith. 
Willis Sikes Fisher. 
Edwin Monroe Wright. 
Albert Arthur Boutelle, 
William Henry Armstrong 
Warner Rogers Crowell. 
Allen Lucas March. 
James Lewis. 
Albert Merril West. 


Herbert Julius Armstrong. 
George Albert Drew. 
Randall Duncan Warden. 
George Henry Wright. 
William Anson Hooker. 
William Edward Chapin. 
Charles Augustus Crowell. 
James William Kellogg. 
Clayton Erastus Risley. 
Austin Winfield Morrill. 
Henry Lewis Crane. 

George Freeman Parmenter. 

Colle£fe Shakespearean Club, 

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Massachusetts Agricultural College, 


Storrs Agricultural College, 



College Shakespearean Club, 

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Joseph Bridged Lindsey. 
Stephen Whitcomb Fletcher. 

Henry Martin Thomson. 
James Fabens Hammar. 

Benjamin Kent Jones. 


Harry Francis Allen. 
Lafayette Franklin Glark. 
Charles Adams Peters. 
Alexander Montgomery, Jr. 
Herbert Warner Dana. 
Howard Eddy Maynard. 
Bernard Howard Smith. 
Frederick Harvey Turner. 
John Cecil Burrington. 
Arthur Atwell Harmon. 
Arthur Coleman Monahan. 

John William Allen. 
Clayton Franklin Palmer. 
Charles Newcomb Baxter. 
Howard Scholes Courtney, . 
Warren Elmer Hinds. 
Melvin Herbert Pingree. 
Samuel Eldredge Smith.' 
Charles Morehouse Walker. 
Howard Baker. 
Edward Taylor Hull. 
Mark Hayes Munson. 


Side Valks With ^oys. 

Under this heading I have cheerfully answered, to the best of my ability, 

several questions sent to me by my boy readers. 

RuFus Mashmore. 

J. R. D-T-H-R. — When you call on your young lady at half-past eight in the 
evening, it would be proper to leave before 2.00 a. m. 

T-R-E-R. — If your hair keeps falling out, I would advise having three or 
four inches cut off the ends of it. 

J. M. B. — It would not be proper to receive lady visitors in your college rooms 
unless two or three chaperons accompany the party. 

W. Arius D. — That lovely poem which you sent us, entitled " How to Raise 
Razor Back Hogs by Electricity," could not be published in this issue owing to 
lack of room. 

C_L_Y, — If you love the young lady as you say you do, it would be right to 
ask her to be your wife. 

G. D. L. — All vegetables containing starch tend to fatten one. As you wish 
to gain flesh, avoid all acids. Do not over exercise. 

S-m-y's II-w-rd. — I do not think that a boy under fifteen should be 
allowed to go to North Amherst. 

Three Freshmen. — Through diligent scheming Prexy has been enabled to 
secure an unlimited supply of Agricultural Reports, containing a full account of 
the rainfall in China from 1 640-1 644, inclusive. Apply to Prof. Canavan for 
copies of this valuable work. 

Sam. S. — ^(i.) No, Sam., T am not a woman. As I have said before, I 
have never had my picture taken, and so can not send you one. (2.) I think 
those Freshmen were very rude to put a haystack in your room. 

E. M. W-i-HT. — If you feel, my dear boy, that the little girl no longer cares 
for you, I should advise you to discontinue your visits, and thus she may be able 
to forget you. 


J^rom 7/fi/ S^ipe Smoke, 


SAT with my pipe one evening, 
Watching the smoke curl aloft, 
In a magical sort of dreaming. 
Where visions are light and soft. 

And there in the smoky vapor 
As it rose and curled on high, 

I saw my old Alma Mater 
Rise, and go floating by. 

There were the joys of the campus, 
I could hear the tiresome bell, 

And the grand old crew victorious. 
Rose in the magical spell. 

I saw my dear old room again, 

And the things that once were there, 

And I heard the laughter of the men 
As they loitered on the stair. 

Ah! Many years have come and gone ; 

How quickly the old ways pass ! 
How many, many, many times 

I have longed for the dear old class. 


J'ootball Association, 

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J. W. Allex. 

C. G. Clark. 

F. H. Turner. 

H. F. Allen. 

J. S. Eaton. 


Captain, J. W. Allen. 

Gtca?'ds, F. G. Stanley, G. H. A. Thompson. 

Tackles, D. A. Beaman, J. C. Burrington. 

Ends, J. S. Eaton, J. C. Chapman. 
Half-Backs, J. W. Allen, W. R. Crowell. 

Centre, G. F. Parmenter. Full-Back, A. D. Gile. 

Qtmrter-Back, G. H. Wright. 


L. L. Cheney. J. A. Davis. C. M. Adams. 

Y. H. Canto. H. E. Walker. 


football dissociation, 

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Aggie vs. Northampton Y. M. C. A., Amherst. 


Aggie vs. St. Joseph's A. A., Thompsonville, Conn. 


Aggie vs. Williston, Easthampton. 


Aggie vs. Mt. Hermon, Northfield. 


^ase ^ iBall Association , 


P. A. Leamy. 

P. A. Leamy 
J. A. Emrich. 
R. D. Warden. 

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E. W. Capen. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

J. A. Emrich. 

F. H. Read. 
C. A. Norton. 
F. H. Turner. 


James L. Marshall, Captain. 
Patrick A. Leamy, c. 
^Julian S. Eaton, p., and ist b. 
•Frederick H. Read, p. and s.s. 
- J. Albert Emrich, 2d b. 

-Newton Shultis, iJ/^z/^^o-^r. 
-James L. Marshall, 3db. 
-Randall D. Warden, c. f. 
'Warren E. Hinds, 1. £. 
-William A. Hooker, r. f . 

Elwyn W. Capen, c. 


C. A. Norton. 
F. B. Shaw. 

-W. B. Harper. 
'H. T. Ewards, 







i^aso'-i^all Association, 

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APRIL 25. 

Haydenville a. C. vs. Aggie, Amherst. 

APRIL 29. 

Trinity vs. Aggie, Hartford. 

HAY 2. 

Northampton Y. M. C, A. vs. Aggie, Amherst. 

HAY 9. 

HoLYOKE A. C. VS. Aggie, Amherst. 

riAY 13. 

WiLLiSTON VS. Aggie, Amherst. 

HAY 23. 

HoLYOKE A. C. VS. Aggie, Holyoke. 

JUNE 6. 

WiLLisTON VS. Aggie, Easthampton. 


!Polo Association, 


James L. Marshall. 

J. L. Marshall. 
L. L. Cheney. 
W. A. Hooker. 

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Secretary and Treasurer. 

J. Albert Emrich. 

C. A. Nutting. 

J. A. Emrich. 

T. H. Charmbuky. 


\st Rush, T. H. Charmbury. Centre, J. L. Marshall (Capt.). 

ind Rush, H. W. Moore. Half-Back, W. A. Hooker. 

Goal, C. A. Nutting (Mgr.). 

J. S. Eaton. 


F. B. Shaw. 

L. E. Lincoln. 

Games Played. 

January 22, Aggie vs. A. H. S. 
February i, Aggie vs. Storrs Agricultural College. 






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ijenni's Club, 


d, 'J/' 

'I'/J//' /'''■'" 


G. A. Drew. 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

J. S. Eaton. 

J. A. Emrich. 
C. M. Walker. 


C. G. Clark. 
W. B. Rogers. 

College Champion. 

J. S. Eaton, '98. 



H. J. Armstrong. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

J. S. Eaton. 


C. A. Peters. 


R. D. Warden. 
W. R. Crowell. 


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

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

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

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

igo-Yard Dash. — S. P. Toole, '95, 10 3-5 seconds. 

25-YARD 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. — F. B. Shaw, '96, 20 feet, 6 3-4 inches. 

Standing Broad Jump. — J. A. Emrich, '97, 10 feet, 1-2 inch. 

Running Hop, Step and Jump. — S. P. Toole, '95, 28 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. 

Running High Kick. — J. S. Eaton, '98, 8 feet, 4 inches. 

Standing High Kick. — J. S. Eaton, '98, 8 feet, i inch. 

Pole Vault. — F. B. Shaw, '96, 8 feet, 9 inches. 

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

Putting Shot (16 lb.). — F. B. Shaw, '96, 32 feet, 11 1-2 inches. 

Throwing Hammer (16 lb.). — C. W. Crehore, '95, 88 feet, 7 3-4 inches. 

Throwing Base Ball. — F. B. Shaw, '96, 318 feet. 

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



L. F. Clark. 

O O O 

Vice-President . 

H. J. Armstrong. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

W. S. Fisher. 



Recording Secretary. 

W. E. Chapin. 

H. J. Armstrong. 


W. S. Fisher. 

G. D. Leavens. 

P. H. Smith. 

E. H. Sharpe. 

L. F. Clark. 


Looltout and Membership. 


Devotional and flissionary. 

W. E. Chapin. 

Bible Study. 

S. E. Smith. 

C. M. Walker. 


W. E. Hinds. 


C. N. Baxter. 

H. J. Armstrong. 

F. H. Turner. 

B. H. Smith. 

C. F. Palmer. 

W. A. Hooker. 

E. M. Wright. 

A. A. Boutelle. 

W. A. Hooker. 

2/oun£f Teen's Chrisit'an Association, 

O © 



G. D. Leavens. 
L. F. Clark. 

A. G. Adjemian. 

F. H. Turner. 

B. H. Smith. 
M. H. Pingree. 
A. L. March. 

G. F. Parmenter. 

J. W. Allen. 
H. F. Allen. 
J. L. Bartlett. 

C. N. Baxter. 
G. A. Dreav. 


J. A. Davis. 

E. H. Sharpe. 

J. R. Dutcher. 

J. S. Eaton. 

L. L. Cheney. 

G. H. A. Thompson. 

H. S. Ashley. 

H. E. Maynard. 

J. F. Lewis. 

N. J. Hunting. 


H. J. Armstrong. 
W. S. Fisher. 
W. E. Chapin. 
S. E. Smith. 
P. H. Smith. 
W. A. Hooker. 
W. E. Hinds. 
H. Baker. 

C. F. Palmer. 
F. E. Merriman. 
C. W. Smith. 
C. M. Walker. 
W. A. Dye. 


J. C. Burrington. 
C. D. Colburn. 
E. M. Wright. 
C. A. Peters. 
A. M. West. 
C. E. Risley. 
M. Munson. 
A. W. Morrill. 
E. T. Hull. 
A. A. Harmon. 


yfatural j¥/siory ooci'eti/. 





Secretary and Treasurer, 

P. H. Smith. 

C. A. Peters. 

F. H. Turner. 

G. D. Leavens. 



F. Clark. 



D. Warden. 

E. M. Wright. 


E. Smith. 


C. M. Adams. 

G. A. Drew. 


F. Palmer. 

H. F. Allen. 

W. A. Dye. 


F. Parmenter. 

J. W. Allen. 

J. S. Eaton. 


A. Peters. 

H. J. Armstrong. 

J. A. Emrich. 


H. Pingree. 

W. H. Armstrong. 

W. S. Fisher. 



H. S. Ashley. 

C. I. Goessmann. 


H. Sharpe. 

H. Baker. 

A. A. Harmon. 


H. Smith. 

J. M. Barry. 

W. E. Hinds. 


W. Smith. 

J. L. Bartlett. 

W. A. Hooker. 


H. Smith. 

C. N. Baxter. 

E. T. Hull. 


E. Smith. 

D. A. Beaman. 

N. J. Hunting. 


E. Stacy. 

A. A. Boutelle. 

J. W. Kellogg. 


G. Stanley. 

J. C. Burrington. 

G. D. Leavens. 


H. A. Thompson. 

W. E. Chapin. 

J. F. Leavis. 


H. Turner. 

L. L. Cheney. 

A. L. March. 


M. Walker. 

L. F. Clark. 

H. E. Maynard. 


E. Walker. 

H. L. Crane. 

A. C. Monahan. 


D. Warden. 

C. A. Crowell. 

A. Montgomery. 


M. West. 

W. R. Crowell. 



M. Wright. 

H. W. Dana. 

J. P. Nickerson. 


H. Wright. 

J. A. Davis. 

C. A. Norton. 

^Popular Scientific ^Public jCectures 

Given Under the flaspices of The Jslatural history Society. 

© O O 

January lo. The Conviction of the Poisoner by Chemical Analysis. By H. T. 

Ether : Its Discovery and Application. By P. A. Leamy. 
January 17. — Edible Toadstools. By A. S. Kinney. 

Natural Phosphates of America. By C. A. Peters. 
February 7. — Instinct and Irritability of Plants. By Dr. G. E. Stone. 
February 21. — Some Decisive Battles. By Lieut. W. M. Dickinson. 
March 6. — Chemical Architecture. By Dr. C. Wellington. 


yceacl/n^^room ^yissociation. 


L. Y. Clark. 

O o o 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

J. S. Eaton. 


C. F. Palmer. 


L. F. Clark, '97. 
J. S. Eaton, '98. 
W. A. Dye, Second Year. 

C. F. Palmer, '97. 

A. Montgomery, Jr., '98. 

H. Baker, 1900. 


Boston Journal. 

Boston Globe. 

New York Tribune. 

New York Herald. 

Worcester Spy. 

Springfield Republican. 

Berkshire County Eagle. 

Christian Register. 



Williams Weekly. 

The Dartmouth. 

Yale Record. 

The Mount Holyoke. 

Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. 

Harper's Weekly. 

Illustrated London News. 



New York Life. 

Youth's Companion. 

Munsey's Magazine. 






Illustrated American. 

Review of Reviews. 


Public Opinion. 

Dramatic Mirror. 

Godey's Magazine. 

Metropolitan Magazine. 

Black Cat. 

Penny Magazine. 

Short Stories. 


""J^ jVii, J^ Verj/ Palpable J^/i/' 

Q Q Q Q 

E, M. Wright says : " Everything is for the best," and mentally adds, " I am the 

Ninety-Nine. — " Empty casks make the most noise." 

Sam. Smith. — " He singeth hymns with righteous force, 

With voice that bellows loud and hoarse." 

Young Doc. — " As innocent as a lamb " (?) 

Owl Club. — Like any other disease, " where there is life, there is hope." 

Hinds. — " No, I don't believe I 've got any time to work on the Aggie Life to- 
day. I 'm pretty busy, just now." 

Order No. — The Senior First Sergeants are hereby made to rank above the 
Sophomore Corporals. 

It is because he heard that attention to small things makes a successful man 
that Dutcher takes such good care of his moustache. 

Mr. J. W. Allen writes from the M. A. C. : " Last fall my hair commenced 
falling out, and in a short time I became nearly bald. I used part of a 
bottle of Ayer's Hair Vigor, which stopped the falling of the hair, and 
started a new growth. I have now a full head of hair, growing vigorously, 
and am convinced that but for the use of your preparation, I should never 
have been captain of the football team at ' Aggie.' " 


She and ^anj'o Club, 

O o 

First Tenors. 

JoHx A. Emrich. 

Willis S. Fisher. 

First Bassos. 

Samuel Smith. 

Charles A. Crowell. 

Second Tenors. 

Julian S. Eaton. 

William H. Armstrong. 

Second Bassos. 

Lafayette F. Clark. 

Charles A. Norton. 


John A. Emrich. 

Business Hanager. 

Charles A. Norton. 


Francis G. Stanley. 

Charles A. Norton. 

YsiDRO H. Canto. 

Alfred D. Gile. 


Charles A. Peters. 


German Zither Soloist. 

William H. Armstrong. 

Charles I. Goessmann. 

J. W. Kellogg. 
J. A. Emrich. 











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J. A. Emrich. 

Colle£fe Choir, 


C. M. Walker. 

J. A. Emrich. 

First Tenors. 

W. S. Fisher. 

J. S. Eaton. 

Second Tenors. 

W. H. Armstrong. 

S. E. Smith. 

First Bassos. 

C. A. Crowell. 

L. F. Clark. 

Second Bassos. 

C. A. Norton. 




^Popular Course of Juectures 

To be Delivered at the ]VI. fl. C. During the Wir^ter Tcrnn o¥ '97. 

On December 25, an address by the Rev. L. F. Clark on the " Evils of In- 
temperance." This is one of Mr. Clark's best known lectures, and it is hoped 
that a large number will attend. The lecture will be fully illustrated with 
stereopticon views by John Marshall Barry. 

On January 32, several members from the classes of '97 and '99 will speak 
before the N. H. S. on the difficulties of pulling rope against the even classes. 
These men are recognized authorities on this subject, each having had practical 
experience on a losing team for two years in succession. 

Lecture before the Boarding Club. On Saturday evening, February 
steenth, Mr. L. Bert Cheney will give a lecture on " How to Find an Oyster in 
a Hash House Stew." Mr. Cheney was fortunate enough to discover an oyster 
in his stew one night last Avinter. Let every one take advantage of this grand 
opportunity, and learn how to capture one of those rare animals. 

Of the accomplishments possessed by Mr. W. R. Crowe 11, 1900, none is so 
well known as his talking ability. We have been fortunate enough to secure 
this gentleman to appear before the students at chapel some Sunday during the 
winter term. He will deliver a sermon, to which it is hoped the students will 
pay the usual attention given to our Sunday sermons. 





President^ John M. Barry. 

Vice-President, John A. Emrich. 

Secretary, John W. Allen. 

Treasurer, Liberty L, 



Charles I. Goessmann. Harry F. Allen. 

John R. Butcher. Edward H. Sharpe, 

Chess Club, 

o o o 


President, J. A. Emrich. 

Vice-President, C. I. Goessmann. 

Secretary, ]. M. Barry. 

Treasurer, C. N. 


College Champion. 

C. N. Baxter, '98. 


SPress Club. 

O O 


John M. Barry. 


Charles A. Peters, 

Executive Committee. 

George D. Leavens. Alex. Montgomery, Jr. 

Publications Represented. 

Bosto7i Globe, J. M. Barry. 

Boston Herald, J. M. Barry. 

Boston Post, J. M. Barry. 

Worcester Telegram, C. A. Peters. 
Springfield Republican, W. H. Armstrong. 

Springfield Union, E. M. Wright. 

Aggie Life, G. D. Leavens (Editor-in-Chief). 

Index, Alex. Montgomery, Jr. (Editor-in-Chief). 


E had decided not to 
publish the member- 
ship of the Owl Club 
this year, but as we 
find on the list of offi- 
cers a prominent representative 
from the Faculty, we feel compelled 
to publish at least the leaders. 


Rev. , Ph. D. 

President, W. H. ARMSTRONG. 

Vice-President, PiNGREE. 
Secretary, Sam. Smith. 

Treasurer, Little Doc. 


Sharpe. Davis. 

Smith. Maynard. 

Turner. Stacy. 

FJepublieai} Qub. 


President, J. A. Emrich. Secretary, J. L. Bartlett. 

Vice-President, G. A. Drew. Treasurer, A. Montgomery, Jr. 

L. L. Chexey. 

J. A. Davis. 


^^' ^^^ 

G. H. Wright. 

G. F. Parmenter. 

DemoeratiG Qlub. 


President, J. M. Barry. Secretm-y, C. G. Clark 

Vice-President, P. H. Smith. Treasicrer, C. A. Peters. 


C. M. Adams. 

A. Saunders. 

H. E. Walker. 

M. B. Landers. 


dramatic Club, 

O O 

Business Hanager. 

John M. Barry. 

Stage rianager. 

George D. Leavens. 



Charles I. Goessmann. 


Charles A. Norton. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

Liberty L. Cheney. 


i^oardin^f Club, 

O O O O 


President and Business Manager. 

R. D. Warden. 

Vice=President and Second Director. 

J. L. Bartlett. 

Fourtli Director. 

C. A. Peters. 

Secretary, Treasurer and Third Director. 

J. P. Nickerson. 

Fifth Director. 

M. H. Pingree. 

Sixth Director. 

F. H. Turner. 

Seventh Director. 



jCibrary i/ieadin^f !/loom, 

blST OF PE^IODlCflbS. 


American Gardening. 

Garden and Forest. 

The Garden. 

The Gardener's Chronicle. 

The Market Garden. 


The Canadian Horticulturist. 

The Southern States. 

Montana Fruit Grower. 

Meehan's Monthly. 

The American Florist. 

The Louisiana Planter. 

Pacific Rural Press. 

The Southern Planter. 

Farmers' Magazine. 

Agricultural Gazette. 

The Country Gentleman. 

Poultry Monthly. 

Breeder's Gazette. 

Live Stock Journal. 

American Sheep Breeder. 

New England Homestead. 

Farm Implement News. 

Engineering News. 

Scientific American. 

Electrical Review. 



The Nation. 

The Analyst. ' 

The Chemical News. 

The Critic. 

Canadian Entomologist. 

American Bee Journal. 

The Entomologist. 

Appleton's Popular Science 

The Auk. 

American Chemical Journal. 
The Veterinarian. 
Journal of Comparative Medicine 

and Veterinary Archives. 
Journal of Geology. 
Contemporary Review. 
Journal of American Chemical 

Natural Science. 
Irrigation Age. 
Physical Review. 
North American Review. 
American Naturalist. 
Botanical Gazette. 
Political Science Quarterly. 
Bulletin of Torrey Botanical 



Georgk D. Leavens, '97. 

^£f£fi'e Juife, 



Business Manager. 

John W. Barry, '97. 

Assistant Business Manager. 

Alex. Montgomery, Jr., '98. 

Clayton F. Palmer, '97. 

College Notes. 

Frederick H. Turner, '99. 

Notes and Comments. 

Charles I. Goessmann, '97. 


Randall D. Warden, 'c 


J. Albert Emrich, '97. 

Alumni Notes. 

George H. Wright, 

Library Notes. 

Warren E. Hinds, '99. 






Class and Societi/ ^Publications, 

O O 


Published annually by the Junior Class. 
Volume XXIX. 

Board of Editors. 

Class of '99. 

E. M. Wright, Editor-m- Chief. 
J. R. DUTCHER, Bttsiness Manager. D. A. Beaman, Assistant Btisiness Manager. 

W. H. Armstrong, Artist. 
W. E. Hinds. S. E. Smith. 

F. H. Turner. M. H. Pingree. 


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

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



VOL. O. 



AddlE LIFE. 

Published Fortnightly by Students of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

Terms $1.00 per year, in advance. Single Copies, 10c. 

Postage outside United States and Canada, 25c. extra. 

Entered at the Post Office as second-class mail matter. 


EDIT ORIALS, Editor-in-Chief. 

GETT ADZE, Business Manager. 

MAILIN LISTE, Assistant Business Manager. 

WINDY BLOWS, College Notes. 

DOTRICKS SLICK, Notes and Comments. 

OCARINA SLIM, Exchange. 

CHEAP GAS, Athletics. 

GOTT A. JOBB, Alumni. 




Students and Alumni are requested to contribute. 
Communications should be addressed, AGGIE LIFE, 

AGGIE LIFE will be sent to all subscribers until 
its discontinuance is ordered and arrears paid. 


Freshmen, competition for next 
year's Life Board begins now. It is 
unnecessary to say that none but unusu- 
ally talented men need apply, as the 
present Board of Editors is rather 
above ordinary, and we should be very 
sorry to see the paper deteriorate from 
its present high standard. Any one 
who can write wrappers, do errands, 
etc., is urged to compete. 

Now that another very small Fresh- 
man class has entered, we feel com- 
pelled to ask the Faculty where the 
fault lies. It certainly is not with the 
students. Show us another institution 
of our size that is any larger ; show us 
another college that makes its Faculty 
support its athletic teams ; show us a 
place where the students do more kick- 
ing. No, we believe the students are 
doing their part. 

Then the fault must lie in the way 
the college is advertised. To be sure 
the Sophomores have given us consider- 
able advertising lately, but as we have 
all seen, their ideas on the subject are 
rather crude. Now the Board has a 
proposition to make. Stop advertising 
in farm journals and give a full-page 
ad. to each of the following well-known 
publications : The Christian Herald^ 
the New York Standard, and the Police 
News. It would be well to give special 
prominence to the Class of '99, showing 
their connection with sheriffs, courts, 

We wish to remind the Faculty of a 
much needed improvement, and hope 
to see it completed within two days. 
We must have water in the North Bar- 
racks. If the Trustees could realize 
what an inconvenience it is for stu- 
dents rooming there to be obliged to go 
to the South Barracks for water, some- 
times as often as twice a week, they 
would either put in water, or else let all 
the students move into the South Bar- 
racks, as there are plenty of empty 
rooms there. 

^Battalion Organization, 

O O O 

GiiAHK; Cadets. 


Lieutenant W. M. Wright. Second Infantry, U. S. A. 

Commissioned Staff. 

Cadet, First Lieutenant ajid Adjutant. Cadet, Fii'st Lieutenant and Qtiartermaster. 

George D. Leavens. James L. Bartlett. 

Cadet, yirst Lieutenant and Fire Marshal. 
Herbert J. Armstrong. 

Non=Commissioned Staff. 

Cadet, Sergeant-Major, Alexander Montgomery, Jr. 

Cadet, Quartermaster-Sergeant, JOHN P. NiCKERSON. 

Cadet, Color Sergeant, Julian S. Eaton. 

Company A. 

Cadet Captain, ]. M. Barry. 

Cadet First Lieute7iaiit, C. I. Goessmann. 

Cadet Second Lieutenant, G. A. Drew. 

Cadet First Sergeant, L. L. Cheney. 
Cadet Sergeant, R. D. Warden. 

Cadet Sergeant, C. G. Clark. 

Cadet Corporal, E. M. Wright. 

Cadet Corporal, G. C. HuBBARD. 

Company B. . 

Cadet Captaiji, J. A. Emrich. 

Cadet First Lieuteiiant, J. W. Allen. 

Cadet Second Lieutenant, H. F. Allen. 

Cadet First Sergeant, C. F. Palmer. 
Cadet Sergeant, W. S. FiSHER. 

Cadet Sergeant, A. Adjemian. 

Cadet Corporal, D. A. Beaman. 

Cadet Corporal, A. A. BoUTELLE. 

Company C. 

Cadet Captain, P. H. Smith. 

Cadet First Lieutenant, C. A. Peters. 

Cadet Second Lieutenant, C. A. Norton. 

Cadet First Sergeant, L. F. Clark. 
Cadet Sergeant, G. H. W^RIGHT. 

Cadet Sergeant, C. N. Baxter. 

Cadet Corporal, F. H. Turner. 

Cadet Corporal, J. R. DuTCHER. 

Vhe Prize drills. 

O O 


URING the past year a great 
deal of interest has been 
manifested in prize drills. On 
the last day of the winter 
term forty men competed for a beautiful 
gold medal offered by Mr. I. C. Greene, '94, 
and a military uniform presented by Mr. 
Glynn. Capt. Pettit of Yale acted as judge, 
and, after an hour of close and exciting 
drilling, awarded the medal to C. A. Peters, 
'97, the suit to A. Montgomery, '98. 

For the last few years Technology and 
Brown have been holding competitive prize 
drills. This year the invitation was ex- 
tended to, and accepted by Harvard and 
M. A. C. 
As soon as Lieutenaftt Dickinson received the invitation, he set about making 
preparations. A squad of the best drillers was selected from the battalion, 
and thoroughly drilled in the manual of arms, bayonet exercise, and firings. To 
this, additions were made from time to time until it numbered twenty-one. 

The squad left Amherst on the morning of May 15 ; arriving in the city they 
proceeded at once to Copley Square Hotel. The drill took place in Mechanics* 
Hall, the hall being well filled with an appreciative and fashionable audience. 
Wellesley, Lassell, and Radcliff were well represented, each occupying a section 
set apart for them. The platform was occupied by the Governor and staff, the 
Faculty, and many prominent members of the Alumni. 


The programme opened with a dress parade ; Brown and Tech. being repre- 
sented by their entire battalions, Harvard and M, A. C. by squads. Following 
the parade the floor was cleared and the individual prize squads from each col- 
lege assembled. M. A. C. was represented by the following men : First Lieut. 
Marshall, First Sergeant Kramer, Sergeants Emrich, Drew, Smith ; Corporals 
Norton, Pejers, Warden, Montgomery ; and Privates Eaton, Beaman, and E. M. 

After a few minutes of drilling in the manual of arms the men were marched 
out and a dozen dropped. The remainder then came in for the bayonet exer- 
cise. In this the training of the M. A. C. men began to show, especially in the 
combined movements. After going through the scheduled list of commands 
several times, but four men remained ; one each from Harvard and Tech. and two 
from M. A. C. Ten minutes of continuous drilling, and the four left the hall to 
await the decision of the judges. A short delay followed, after which the judges 
announced First Lieutenant Corse, of M. I. T., winner of the gold medal, and 
First Sergeant A. M. Kramer, of M. A. C, of the silver medal. 

After the individual drill Brown and Tech. had a competitive battalion drill. 
This was very long and uninteresting, many of the spectators leaving the hall 
before it was over. The battalion prize, a flag, was awarded to Tech. 

For the last time the Cadets were marched in, forming three sides of a square. 
Lieutenant-Governor Wolcott and stafi: was stationed in the centre, and as soon as 
quiet was restored he announced the decision of the judges and presented the 
medals to the individual men, and the prize flag to the M. L T. Battalion. The 
hall was then cleared, and dancing was in order until taps was sounded. 


i^lue i/iapids Surprise* 

O O 

" To-morrow, then, at one, girls ! Now don't keep us waiting ; Nell and Eva 
will see to everything for ." {Suppressed giggles.) 

Blue Rapids was decorated in a gorgeous manner. A triumphal arch over- 
hung the broad street. The State House and the Public Library had been 
turned into a veritable flower garden, while on the common the parade ground 
was as fresh and green as skill and nature could make it. 

The Winnona College Corps of Cadets were to hold their annual Field Day, 
and prizes had been offered to the three companies that should make the most 
points out of a possible hundred. 

The next day a long column of cadets passed in review before the Governor. 
First came the Colonel and his staff, followed by the band. Behind the band 
three battalions marched in lines of platoons, each headed by its Major with his 
staff. As the column marched by, each Captain brought his company to carry 
arms, and every officer saluted. 

By the arch stood Nell and Eva. On each side of the line rosy-cheeked 
girls were applauding the skill of the young soldiers. No company came to 
carry arms as the regiment passed through, yet many an eye was not to the 
front, and some of the officers, I am afraid, saluted. They were the Clyde 
College girls from over the river. 

The twelfth and last company was just completing its movements amidst 
deafening applause, when some one was seen to step up to the judges and enter 
into conversation with them. The noise ceased; evidently something was 
wrong. The stranger was a tall, military gentleman ; his hair was white, and it 
was observed that he carried a scar on his cheek. He talked quietly, yet firmly. 

Finally one of the judges made a sign, saying, " Colonel Dean requests that 


he may be allowed to enter a company to compete for the prizes which have 
been offered, stating that they are a company from a near-by college, where, 
knowing the high standing of the Winnona Cadets, they are anxious to try their 
skill against them. He believes he has the right to compete, for the individual 
who offers the prizes distinctly states that three prizes will be presented to the 
three best companies competing before Capt. Lowery, Capt. Hursh, and Lieut. 
Wilson, judges, no particular companies being specified. Though the request is 
peculiar, in view of the circumstances we have consented to his request." 

At that moment a drum sounded, and into the common, through the further 
gate, a company wheeled ; across it came on the double time, passed the 
battalions standing at ease, and halted before the white-haired Colonel. Then 
such a cheer went up from the crowd and from the battalions ! It must have 
pleased the old man, for he smiled as he gave his last word to Capt. Nell Newell, 
and her first lieutenant, Eva Frowe. 

It was the crack company of the Clyde Battalion from over the river. The 
girls had arranged it all and had won over the old colonel, who was so strict, 
and swore if they chewed gum. 

Well ! the prizes were awarded ! First prize, Capt. Nell Newell ; second prize, 
Co. B., Capt. Paul Munford ; third prize, Co. M., Capt. Alexander Clinton. 

That night there was a grand ball at Clyde College and all of the Winnona 
officers were present. 

Capt. Paul Munford danced with Miss Nell Newell, and Capt. Alexander 
Clinton with Miss Eva Frowe, and the old colonel laughed. 





O O 

Fair Visitor (^pointing at the drill hall). — " Mr. Fisher, what is that barn on 
the campus for ? " 

L. F. Clark {to J. W. Allen). — " Have you got any of those little books to 
sell ? " 

Allen.—" What ? Crib books ? " 

Lieut. W . " That man Pmgree is old and stiff." 

Capt. . " Left shoulder, arms ! March ! " 

Doctor Fisher, '98, says, "It is not (W)right for the Warden grape to be 
Eaton green." 

Adjemian {translating Frencli). — " The vooman vas like a dead." 
C . " Why did n't you come back sooner ? " 

W {just back froj7i vacation). " Could n't, leap year, you know." 

Freshman {to yunior). — " Where 's that new athletic field ? " 
Junior. — "You see those cows down there in the swamp? " 
F.— " Yes." 
J. — "When those cows die we 're going to have that field." 

" Say, Adams, when are you going to take your entrance exams.? " 
Adams. — " I don't have to take any. I have a pull with the State." 


TJhe Yjweniy^ Sixth 



T/^assachuseits ^ffricultural 

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June, IS96. 





Commencement SPro^ramme, 

SilTURDRY, trU|*lE 13. 


At 8.30 A. M. 


By Rev. Charles S. Walker, Ph. D., Professor of Mental Science, 

At 10.45 ^- ^• 



By Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D. D., of Boston, 
At 8.00 p. M. 

mOjaDRY, JUJSIH 15. 

By the President, 

At 8.30 A. M. 

At 3.30 P. M. 

James Lowell Bartlett . 
Lafayette Franklin Clark . 
George Albert Drew 
John Albert Emrich 
Charles Ignatius Goessmann 
Philip Henry Smith 

Political Dishonesty. 

The Basis of our National Structure. 

Which, Arbitration or War ? 


Crime : Its Origin and Increase. 

The Salvation Army. 


At 8.00 p. M. 


Dan. Ashley Beaman 
John Remson Dutcher 
Warren Elmer Hinds 
George Caleb Hubbard 

Charles Newcomb Baxter 
Julian Stiles Eaton 

The First Predicted Eclipse. 

Napoleon at the Pyramids. 

Popular Interest in Elections. 

. A Cry in the Darkness. 


The Minute Man of the Revolution. 
Defence of Hofer, the Tyrolese Patriot. 

John Peter Nickerson John Brown. 

Randall Duncan Warden • . . Freedom of the Press. 

TUESDHV, tTOflE 16. 


At Office of Hatch Experiment Station, 
At 11.30 A. M. 


At 11.30 A. M. 

At 1.30 p. M. 


At 4.00 p. M. 

At 8.00 p. M. 

At 10.00 p. M. 

CaEDflESDflV, JOJ^E 17. 



At 10.00 A. M. 

Frank Lemuel Clapp. Determination of Available Water Power from the College Brook. 
*Francis Edmund de Luce .... The Perpetuity of the U. S. as a Republic. 

The Peach in New England. 

Stephen Whitcomb Fletcher 
Erford Wilson Poole . 
Harry Howard Roper . 
Frederic Bridgeman Shaw 
Lucius Jerry Shepard . 

The Ant. 

Modern Barn and Stable Construction. 
Manufacture of Quick Lime in Berkshire County. 

*Represent;itive at Boston University. 

Class i)ai/» 


O O O 

MUSIC M. A. C. Band. 


PLANTING OF CLASS IVY Pres. J. L. Marshall. 

PRAYER ; . Dr. C. S. Walker. 

IVY POEM E. W. Poole. 

MUSIC M. A. C. Band. 

CLASS ORATION S. W. Fletcher. 



CAMPUS POEM F. P. Washburn. 

PIPE ORATION ... . . F. E. de Luce. 

MUSIC M. A. C. Band. 


Ju overs Juane, 

O O O 

ONCE, 't is said, that naughty boy. 
Sweet Cupid, seeking to destroy 
The peace of cold Minerva's heart, 
Did make, with every cunning art, 
A 'witching lane, 
A lovely lane, 
The first and fairest Lover's Lane. 

And failing there, but not downcast. 
With every snare he followed fast. 
And e'en on earth the goddess staid 
He still pursues, 'neath learned shade 

Of some fair lane, 

In Wisdom's fane. 
Some most beguiling Lover's Lane. 

Thus every college has its lane. 
With mem'ries filled with joy and pain ; 
But none, though very Eden's bowers, 
Can in our hearts e'er rival ours, — 

Our Lover's Lane, 

Dear Lover's Lane, 
The good old Amherst Lover's Lane. 


What happy days the name recalls 
To those long gone from " Aggie's " halls ! 
What long, bright dreams of coming days 
In young hearts, when the moon's soft rays 

Shone down the lane, 

Our Lover's Lane, 
The old, traditional Lover's Lane ! 

How callow Freshmen long to take 
Sweet maids they know to walk, and make 
Their eyes grow large, their fair cheeks glow 
With wondrous tales of long ago 

In that same lane, 

That Lover's Lane, 
On soft spring days in Lover's Lane. 

Even when Wisdom gains control 
And seres our hearts, we love to stroll 
Beneath its shade, and breathe a sigh 
When we at length must say good-bye 

To Lover's Lane, 

Green Lover's Lane, 
Familiar, storied Lover's Lane. 


Senior promenade. 

JUNE i6, 1896. 



Mrs. W. M. Dickinson. 

Mrs. W. P. Brooks. 

Mrs. J. B. LiNDSEY, 

P. A. Leamy. 

F. L. Clapp. 

A. S. Kinney. 

Mrs. G. F. Mills. 

Mrs. C. Wellington. 

Miss H. T. Goessmann. 


F. E. DE Luce. 

M. E. Sellew. 

H. T. Edwards. 

H. W. Moore. 

Jrfonor vTfen, 



Harry H. Roper, First. Henry W. Moore, Second. 


James F. Hammar, First. Lucius J. Shepard, Second. 


Asa S. Kinney. 


Charles A. Peters, First. Alexander Montgomery, Second. 


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



John P. Nickerson, First. Randall D. Warden, Second. 


Dan. a. Beaman, First. John R. Butcher, Second. 


C. M. Walker. 


7?fassachusetts ^^fricultural College* 

O o o 


Maroon and White. 


Rah ! Rah ! Rah-rah-rah ! A-g-g-i-e ! Rah ! Rah ! Rah-rah-rah ! 

Hokey-pokey! Ricka-racka ! Hi! Ro! Re! Rig-a-jig-a-boom ! Boom! M. A. C. ! 

Aggie ! Aggie ! Rah-rah ! Rali-rah ! Aggie ! Aggie ! Rah-rah ! Rah-rah ! 
Yo-yah ! Yo-yah ! Aggie ! Aggie ! Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! 

f^evicu; of the Year. 

HE past year has been an eventful period in the history of our col- 
lege. The Two Years' Course, which was tried as an experiment, 
proved to be a failure, and has been discontinued by the Trustees. 
It is believed that this course has been, in a measure, the cause of 
the college having so few students during the last three years. 
Already we can see an improvement, and we believe that within a few years 
" Aggie " will have the large number of students which a college with its facilities 
should have. 

During the winter term a very successful dairy school was conducted under 
the direction of Prof. Michels, of the Wisconsin Dairy School. This will be in 
operation during the coming winter term, and, together with the short winter 
course, which is offered for the first time this year, gives an opportunity for 
an agricultural education that is surpassed by no other college in the country. 

The usual petitions were made for Junior electives, but with no success. 
The object of this college is to give a good general education that will be a foun- 
dation for any kind of business, but in these days when specialists are in such 
demand in all departments of business, we believe a man can get the most good 
out of his college course when the last two years, at least, are elective. We hope 
the present Sophomore class will do all in its power to obtain this much-needed 

The College Catalogue made its appearance later than usual. Although it 
is not considered a great success from the undergraduates' point of view, still it 

contains much valuable information for the farmers of the State. It is hoped 
that in the future we shall have a catalogue that will contain a more extended 
account of the educational advantages offered at " Aggie." 

Last winter term the Faculty adopted a rule requiring all students to attain 
a mark of sixty-five in examinations, but later abolished it in response to a peti- 
tion from the two upper classes. The new rule was directly contrary to the 
principles of the popular eighty-five exemption grade, and also encouraged cram- 
ing just before examinations. A man's daily work during the term should effect 
his standing to a greater extent than an examination of two hours. The prompt- 
ness with which the Faculty treated the matter is evidence of their fairness and 
of their interest in the students' welfare. 

In the summer vacation several improvements were made around college. 
A large addition has been built on to the Hatch Experiment Station, thus greatly 
increasing the usefulness of that department. The rooms in the college dormi- 
tories were papered and varnished, making them look brighter and more comfort- 
able. Improvements of this sort show the desire of the authorities to make 
college life as pleasant as possible, and are always appreciated by the students. 

The Aggie Life was obliged to suspend publication for two or three issues 
during the spring term, owing to lack of support from its regular subscribers. 
Is is hoped that those subscribers who take an interest in the success of the col- 
lege will not allow this to happen again. 

One of the new men who is getting a secure hold in the students' good- will 
is Mr. Wallace, the college electrician. During his connection with the college 
he has introduced many little conveniences which are greatly appreciated by the 

\An important event of the year has been the forming of an Athletic Com- 
mittee, consisting of three members each from the Students, Faculty, and 
Alumni. This arrangement is satisfactory to all concerned, and it is expected 
will help to further the athletic interests of the college^ 

Lieut. Walter M. Dickinson, his term of office having expired, left the com- 
mand here last June and joined his regiment at Columbus, Ohio. Lieut. W. M. 
Wright, the present commandant, has already won the respect of the Cadets. 
Lieut. Wright is a strict disciplinarian, and we are confident will maintain the 
usual high standard of our battalion. 

Altogether the year has been a very successful one, and with an increased 
number of students we may look for still greater success during the coming year. 


Xjo be Answered in our vfext, 

O O o 

Why did Prof. M-y-a-d bolt '98 ? 

Why is every Freshman stuck in mathematics ? 

Why did '97 and '99 never win a rope-pull ? 

What becomes of students' property during vacation ? 

Why did n't E. M. Wright get on the Glee Club ? 

Why is n't Sam. Smith popular with the Freshmen ? 

Why do Barry and Adams go to Northampton ? 

When did Emrich step into Pat. Leamy's shoes ? 

Why is n't Doc. Leavens president of the college ? 

Why does n't the Annual Catalogue say something about the college .'' 

How does it happen that Hubbard is in the Sophomore class this year ? 



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WINTER, i&ci5. 

"Winter comes with sweeping blast, 
O'er the campus the winds howl fast; 
Down the valley they rush and groan, 
On the Holyoke range they moan ; 
And the men in the barracks hall, 
" Where ! Oh ! Where is the steam " they call ! 

Nov. I. '98 Index Board comes into power. 

I. Freshmen '99 beat Sunderland at football on the campus. 
First snowstorm of the season. 
" Bob " Coleman smells cider. 
" Bob " finds the cider. 
Election Day. 
Greenhalge elected. Jim Marshall stuck Fletcher on a bet for a 

wheelbarrow ride around college. 
" Doc." Leavens has a barrel of cider and gives free drinks at Bunk's. 


Nov. 8. '99 beat Hopkins Academy in a game of football on the campus. 

9. The celebrated Armenian warrior, Avedis Adjemian, joins the class 
of '98. 

11. Week of prayer for colleges begins. 

12. '98 forms a gymnasium class. 

13. Adjemian tries to do a little missionary work in the class of '98, but 

the heathens threaten to send him back to Turkey if he does n't 
"come off." 

16. This has been a dull week, 

17. Rev. Calvin Stebbins, of Worcester, preaches in the chapel. It 's a 

relief, once in a while, to hear a . 

23. Glee and Banjo Clubs give a concert in the chapel. 
27. College closes for Thanksgiving recess. 

Dec. 3. College reopens. 

5. Trig, becomes serious. 

6. First sleighing. 

7. Saturday. Recitations. 

9. Kinsman attends recitations. 

11. Election of Boarding Club officers. 

12. '97 Index does not come out. 

1 6-1 7-1 8. Final exams. Trig, proves fatal. 

18. Fall term closes. 

19. '97 Index comes out only one week late. 


Jan. 2. Winter term begins. New schedule; beats a Chinese puzzle. 

6. Twenty degrees below zero. Steam pipes in South College froze up. 

7. Good skating on the pond. 

8. Polo practice. 

9. The Faculty, realizing that '98 has too many hours, take off one and 

add two. 


Jan. II. '96 7's. '98, polo. 

15. '99 vs. '97, polo. 

22. Aggie z's. Amherst High School, polo. 

25. Chew Sultan Lokoom, and smoke Turkish cigarettes. 

30. Day of prayer for other colleges. Hour of prayer for "Aggie." 

Feb. I. Aggie z'S. Storrs, polo. 

3. Cheney attends all his recitations. 

8. First indoor meet in the Gym. 

14. Military ball. 

15. Trig, surrenders. 

22. "Who was George Washington ? " 

29. Second indoor meet in the Gym. 

29. " No, Mabel, but I '11 be a brother to you." 

For%vard, Guide Right, i^Al^CH ! 

Mar. 6. New Aggie Life Board elected. 

7. Last indoor meet in the Gym. 

9. Students hold memorial exercises in the chapel, in honor of the late 

Gov. Greenhalge. 

12. Prize drill. 

12. Election of Boarding Club officers. 
13-18. Exams. Period of general depression. 

18. Winter term closes. 



O O 

Spring comes, and with Easter 

Gay bonnets appear on each fair creature ; 

And the weary undergrad. 

Takes up a spring-time fad, 

And off to Smith he g-oes to see his sister. 

April 2. Summer term begins. 

5. Easter Sunday. 

6. Base-ball practice on the campus. 

8. '96 vs. '99, base ball. '99 fails to score. 

9. Catalogues out to-day. Total number of students in college 
12. Seniors appear in caps and gowns, 

20. Patriots' Day is observed. '"96 7's. Scrub, base ball. 


April 24. Agricultural, Militar}' and Educational committees from the Legisla- 
ture visit college. 

25. Arbor Day. Classes plant trees. Aggie vs. Haydenville, base ball. 

29. Aggie vs. Trinity, base ball. 

May 2. Aggie vs. Northampton Y. M. C. A., base ball. 

8. Freshmen tender a banquet to the Juniors at Northampton. 

9. Aggie vs. Holyoke, base ball. 

13. Aggie vs. Williston, base ball. 

15. Harvard, Technology, Brown, and Aggie Intercollegiate Prize Drill. 

23. Aggie vs. Holyoke, base ball. 

29. '98 7's. '99, base ball. 

June I. Memorial Day. The Battalion escorts the G. A. R. at Amherst. 

3. Band concert by M. A. C. Band. 

6. Aggie vs. Williston, base ball. 

6. Senior vacation begins. 

10-12. Final exams. 

12. Freshman night. 

14. Address to Y. M. C. A. by Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D. D. 

15. Society banquets. 

16. President's reception. Senior promenade. 

17. Graduating exercises. College closes. 








Fall comes, and as the leaves 
Turn from green to red and gold, 
So we editors unfold 
In laborious metamorphosis; 
And having finished all at last, 
Step aside for another class. 


College opens. 

Dr. Walker joins the Owl Club. 
Allen Bros.' auction. 
Y. M. C. A. reception. 
'98 tests grapes. 

Dr. Walker joins the hose company. 
Freshman Adams arrives. 
" Prexy wont let the Freshmen play 
football, eh ! Well, you leave that 
to me, boys. I '11 'tend to that 
myself, to-morrow. Meanwhile, all 
you fellows get suits. I 'm going 
to boom things here. I 'm a hot 
sport, I am. Give me a light, Cheney." 
Republican Club organizes. 
1900 vs. '99, rope- pull. 
Sophomore Mountain Day. 
Davis and Sharpe get to breakfast seven minutes before eight; four 

minutes of eight is their usual time. 
Cattle show. Day off. 


" For forty days and forty nights 
The rain it kept a dropping." 

Oct. 2. The Freshmen go to Hamp. to have class picture taken. 

5. The Freshmen rush the Sophomores in front of South College. The 
Sophomores have since abolished the custom of class rushes. 

8. The Freshmen show Sophomore Dana how to drill. 

9. The Sophomores make the acquaintance of the county sheriff. 
10. Aggie vs. Northampton Y. M. C. A., football. 

14. Sophomores vs. Freshmen, football. 

17. Aggie vs. St. Jerome, football. 

22. The Sophomores paint the sidewalk. 

24. Aggie vs. Williston, football. 

24. Aggie vs. Mt. Hermon, football. 

26. First Junior orations delivered. 

28. Clark is excused early from market gardening, and is thus not late to 

31. '98 Index Board resigns the field to '99, 




O O o 

HIS issue of the College Annual, the Index, is published by the 
smallest class that has entered the M. A. C. during the last ten 
years. In view of this fact we feel justified in saying that, in pre- 
senting this book to the students and alumni, we have probably 
overcome as many obstacles as did any of our predecessors. We 
have tried to maintain the high standard set by former Boards ; with what suc- 
cess we have met we leave to the decision of our readers. We trust that no one 
mentioned in these papers will consider anything he may read about himself as 
personal, because if we are to be funny, as of course we are expected to be, we 
must have somebody to write about ; so we hope if any one is not amused with 
what he sees concerning himself, he may like better what he reads about the 
" other fellow." 

We have devoted a few pages here to editorials, expressing not so much the 
ideas of the editors as the ideas of the students in general. 

Forty-six years ago the idea of this institution was conceived. Born of the 
thought of such men as Webster, Edward Everett, Gov. Briggs, Horace Mann, 
and Josiah Quincy, its destiny, it would seem, should be ever bright. But ah ! 
these men little knew of the warfare that public opinion was to wage against the 
scientific investigations that they so early saw necessary. 

To-day, let us ask whether this opposition has ever ceased. We do not mean 
to say that it is violent in its nature, but we do mean to say that the citizens of 
Massachusetts, by their silent contempt, injure this college far more than it was 
injured in the old days when public feeling was so bitterly opposed to book- 
learning in farming. 

Let us go back. In 1850 the first bill for the establishment of a State institu- 
tion or agricultural college was before the Legislature, but public opinion was so 
strong against the measure that not until Morrill's bill was introduced in Con 
gress, twelve years later, could the public acquiesce in a measure they had 


believed to be ridiculous and absurd. After Morrill's land grant many of the 
States founded State universities, at which was located the college of mechanic 
arts and scientific agriculture. 

Massachusetts had for years been endeavoring to establish a school of agri- 
culture ; but not until after the war was the start made, then it was deemed 
desirable that the two schools of Massachusetts be separated. Thus it was that 
Massachusetts located her Agricultural College at Amherst. 

It is not necessary to dwell on the trials and hardships encountered, nor need 
we comment on the bitter sarcasm with which the press throughout Massachu- 
setts strove to injure the cause ; suffice it to say, here stands the college to-day. 
Is it what its founders meant it to be ? Massachusetts has done almost every- 
thing in her power to support her Agricultural College ; she has furnished 
opportunities for learning surpassed bj' no other college of its kind ; she has 
been liberal beyond measure in her generous offers of scholarships, and in her 
beneficence and liberality she has provided a working fund to assist her sons in 
obtaining an education ; and yet, notwithstanding all this, we find public 
opinion, or what we are pleased to call public opinion, withholding its support. 
Why is it that the fathers of this Commonwealth will not send their children 
here ? We ask the reason why ? There must be some fundamental reason. 
Massachusetts is not turning off her thousands of children without educating 
them. They go somewhere ! Yet, how few are sent here ! The question is 
asked, is the college known ? Yes, more or less. Then, why is it ? Let us look 
at some of our sister colleges. How does the agricultural department compare 
with the scientific in them ? In every case the scientific is far more prominent. 

Careful investigation of the past and present leads us to conclude that when 
the name Massachusetts Agricultural College was given, a mistake was made ; 
and further, we would add, that public opinion never has supplied and never will 
supply enough encouragement to justify the continuance of a strictly agricultural 

It may be urged that the excellence of any educational institution does not 
depend upon a large number of students. This we grant ; and still, the friends 
of the college are well satisfied that there are many Massachusetts boys who 
desire an education and yet are not looking to the Agricultural College as their 
future Alma Mate?-. Why is this so ? Is it not because the name of the college 
is misleading ? And if the difficulty does not lie in the name, where does it lie ? 
Certainly not in its educational advantages, certainly not in the opportunities 
that it offers. 


There have been in the college, on an average, thirty students per class, let 
us say. We think it will be found we are not putting the number high, when we 
say that hardly ten students in each of those classes have chosen farming as 
their life work. 

Is it one of our American doctrines that one third of the constituency of an 
institution should give it its name, while two thirds stand passively by and have 
no voice whatever ? 

Why not, then, name this the Massachusetts State College, extending the cur- 
riculum on broader lines, providing agriculture but as an elective, and thus 
opening the way for a " boom " at "Aggie." 

You say this is taking away a right from the farmers of Massachusetts. We 
say the farmers have had forty-six years' enjoyment of a good, big right, and no 
doubt it will be a thousand and forty years before they know they have lost it. 

It is fitting that our College Gymnasium should receive notice in these 
columns. There seems to be an erroneous idea anjong some of the college au- 
thorities that military drill takes the place of a gymnasium. Nothing could be 
more misleading than this. Any one who will for a moment compare drill with 
good systematic gymnasium exercise under a competent instructor, can readily 
see that each has a distinct bearing on a student's physical development. To 
be sure drill does give some exercise, but does it in any way train a man so that 
he can become a successful athlete, a football or a base-ball player ? Most as- 
suredly it does not. Every season there is a great deal of dissatisfaction ex- 
pressed among the student body and also among the alumni, because our college 
teams are not more successful. Now we respectfully ask those who have the 
oversight of this institution if it is reasonable to expect that men who have had 
absolutely no training whatever can hope to win in any athletic contests with 
colleges that have the advantage of good gymnasiums. Even if we could not 
have a physical instructor for the entire year, it would be especially desirable to 
have one during the winter term. 

There is absolutely no incentive for a man to try for any team here at " Aggie." 
In the first place, he is almost certain that he will play on a losing team, and 
again, as we have no gymnasium or trainer, it is very discouraging for any one 
to have to play, knowing that his strength and his knowledge of the game are 
much inferior to what they would be under proper training. 


We know that there are many of the Faculty who are heartily in favor of giving 
us a physical instructor, and were it in the power of these gentlemen to do so we 
should have had one long before now. 

We do not wish it to be understood tliat we desire the Faculty or the Alumni 
to furnish us with this necessity, for we believe the time has now come when the 
State should give this college that which nearly every college in the land con- 
siders one of its most important courses. 

Several years ago an athletic field was laid out, but very little was done 
towards putting it in shape until this year. We are glad to see the work going 
on, but still it is not progressing as rapidly as we should like to see it. Now that 
a College Athletic Committee has been elected, we would suggest that one of 
the first duties of this committee will be to see that " Aggie " has an athletic field 
worthy of the name. 

We hope that this year when the list of appropriations for the college is 
being made out, that the authorities will deem it advisable to ask for a suitable 
appropriation from the State in order that the students of the Massachusetts 
State College may have proper physical instruction. 

A NEW intercollegiate contest was added to our list the last year. Although 
somewhat different from the athletic sports it became popular at once, and if 
we may judge from the interest taken in it, it has surely come to stay. 

In all colleges of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts the military department has 
occupied a prominent position. M. A. C. is no exception to this rule, for when- 
ever our battalion has appeared before the public, whether in Amherst at Com- 
mencement time, or at Boston in individual drill, we have always won respect and 

Last year's Intercollegiate Drill was but an experiment. We hope to see it 
become an annual event. Why could not all the colleges in New England meet 
at least once a year for this purpose ? It would certainly bring the colleges 
into closer touch with each other, and be of mutual benefit to all. 

Three years ago the first class in the two years' course entered "Aggie," num- 
bering twenty-two men. Since then there have been two other classes number- 
ing twenty-one and eighteen. The first two classes graduated thirteen and nine 
men respectively, while the class that is to graduate this year contains only six 


members. You can draw your own surmises as to the small proportion of those 
entering who were graduated. Does this look as though it were worth while to 
keep up this course, at considerable expense, for the sake of so few who are 
willing to take advantage of its opportunities ? We think the trustees must have 
realized this when they decided to discontinue it this year. 

Ever since the course was established it has been difficult to learn the exact 
position it held in the college. One day they were the bona fide members of the 
M. A. C, and the next, they belonged to the Wilder School of Agriculture. At 
first the members were practically considered a part of the Freshman class, and 
assisted that class in its athletic sports. This arrangement, however, proved 
unsatisfactory, and they have since organized as separate classes. 

The course injured the college by taking men into its ranks, who might, after 
another year of preparation, have entered the regular course. In fact, it has 
been these very men who have kept its standard up to somewhere near where it 
should be. The great majority of its members have been far below the average 
in ability and scholarship. 

So, having been tried as an experiment and proved a failure, we congratulate 
the trustees on their wisdom and foresight in abolishing it. 

Last winter there was a special course in dairying given at the college, under 
the instruction of Prof. Michels, of the Wisconsin Dairying School, which was 
very successful. This year the trustees have arranged a set of short winter 
courses of eleven weeks, in agriculture, dairying, horticulture, botany, chem- 
istry, and zoology. We believe that the outlook is favorable for a large attend- 
ance, for there have been many applications already received. We think that 
these courses will be of considerable aid to the college, if it be in no other way 
than to advertise its many advantages and opportunities. Of course this is all 
conjecture, and these courses must necessarily be an experiment in a measure, 
like the two years' course. However, there can be no question as to their exact 
standing with the college. They are simply auxiliary courses offered by the 
State for the benefit of those people who wish to acquire a knowledge of those 
sciences. They form no part of the college ; they lead to no degree, and are 
simply located here for convenience. 

It is perhaps not out of place to say a few words here in behalf of our 
College publications, especially the Aggie Life. All the alumni of the M. A. C. 


know, or at least they should know, that during the past year the Aggie Life 
was obliged to suspend publication for a time, owing to lack of support from the 
alumni. The list of subscribers for the Life has greatly increased in the last 
few years, but the list of loyal alumni who pay their subscriptions still remains 
about as small as when the paper was first started. 

Our publications cannot be supported wholly by advertising. The Aggie 
Life has a larger list of advertisers than many similar publications of colleges 
twice the size of ours, but still, in order that the paper may be self-supporting, 
subscriptions must be paid. 

One of our most learned professors says : "A college lives in its children," 
and as we have been told that the alumni of the M. A. C. are very loyal to their 
Alma Mater, we have naturally concluded that they, in their busy lives, have 
simply been thoughtless. 

It is a fact not generally known, perhaps, except to former business man- 
agers of M. A. C. publications, that the men who were graduated in the early 
classes are the ones who give " Aggie" the most loyal support. We know of 
no good reason why this should be so, but the fact remains that it is ; so the 
only thing we can do is to hope that our younger alumni may become aware of 
their duty to their Alma Mater before it is too late. 

For the benefit of those who do not know, we would say that publishing a 
paper at "Aggie " to-day is different from what it was when the college had double 
the number of students. If the alumni would take the trouble to inquire about 
the actual number of students at present enrolled here, they would perhaps better 
understand the condition of things. We do not wish to be considered as com- 
plaining, or giving advice, or anything of the sort, still, as the learned professor 
above quoted says: "We must have facts," "Facts are what we want." Now, 
gentlemen, these words are facts, and we give them simply to show you that we 
need your most hearty support, both financial and otherwise, in order to present 
to you in the future, publications equal to those you have been accustomed to 
see in the past. 


7/fassachusetts ^£fricuitural Colle^fe, 

O O O 




William A. Morse, '82. 


Jas. R. Blair, '89. 


Charles L. Flint, '81. Franklin W. Davis, '89. 

Howard N. Legate, '91. 


His Excellency Governor Roger Wolcott. 

Ex-Governor John Q. A. Brackett. 

Hon. Frank A. Hill, Secretary of the State Board of Education. 

Hon. John W. Dickinson, Ex-Secrdary of the State Board of Education. 

Hon. Wm. R. Sessions, Sec7-etary of the State Board of Agriculture. 

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


7/fassachusetts Si^ricultural Colle^fe Club 



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Joseph E. Root, '76. 


Herbert Myrick, '82. Charles E. Beach, 

Sandford D. Foot, '78. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

Alvan L. Fowler, '80. 


Prof. Charles L. Harrington. 


John A. Cutter, '82. 


Western Silumni ^association 



O O O 


J. E. Wilder, '82 


C. S. Plumb, '82. 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

A. F. Shiverick, '82. 


A. H. Lyman, '73. 
F. W. Wood, '73. 
W. S. Potter, '76. 
H. E. Stockbridge, '7: 
A. W. Spaulding, '81. 

J. L. Field, '92 

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

Alumni Association 


OFFICERS FOR 1896=97. 

E. A. Jones, '84. 


E. E. Thompson, '71. 


C. L. Flint, '81. 

A. H. KiRKLAND, '94. 


J. B. Paige, '82. 

E. E. Thompson, '71. 
E. A. Jones, '84. 
J. B. Paige, '82. 
E. R. Flint, '87. 


C. Wellington, '73. 


E. R. Flint, '87. 

Executive Committee. 

H. Myrick, '82. 

W. C. Parker, '80. 
C. L. Flint, '81. 

A. H. KiRKLAND, '94. 

C. Wellington, '']-2,. 



By Frank P. Washburn, Ex-'96. 
O O O 

I^AAST to its end the lingering year draws near, 
X Turning bright Autumn into Winter drear ; 

And back to boyhood now our minds with pride 
Turn to our college home this Christmas tide. 

Could we but see again those faces long grown dear, 
Scattered upon life's pathway far and near ; 
Where duty calls each one upon his way, 
There beats a heart in sympathy to-day. 

Back for a moment turn each heart and mind, 
Back to those happy years left long behind ; 
Back to old "Aggie's" doors, and let us stand 
In spirit, at least, the old united band. 

The purple clouds their silver linings show. 
And tinged with gold rolls every wave below ; 
Here sadly we behold the fading light, 
And o'er the distant mountains lose our sight. 


Q Q Q O 


Allen, Gideon H., D. G. K., Book-keeper and Journalist, 397 Union Street, 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 Street, Boston, Mass., President Bowker Fertil- 
izer Co. 

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

CowLES, Homer L., Bartow, Fla., Farmer. 

Ellsworth, Emory A., Q. T. V., Crescent Building, Corner Main and Race Streets, 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., died Oct. 28, 1883, at Belchertown, Mass. 

Herrick, Frederick St. C, D. G. K., died Jan. 19, 1884, at Lawrence, Mass. 

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

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

Morse, James H., died June 21, 1883, at Salem, Mass. 

Nichols, Lewis A., D. G. K., Agent for Power Plants, Real Estate, etc., 306 Boyce Building, 
114 Dearborn Street, Chicago, 111. Residence, Flat 3 " Wellboro," 3054 Calumet Ave- 

NoRCROSS, Arthur D., D. G. K., Monson, Mass., Merchant and Singer. 

Page, Joel B., D. G. K., Conway, Mass., Farmer. 

Richmond, Samuel H., Editor of Biscayne Bay, Dealer in general Merchandise, Surveyer 
and Draughtsman on the Perrine Grant at Cutler, Dade Co., Fla. 

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

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

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

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

Thompson, Edgar E., 37 Wellington Street, Worcester, Mass., Teacher. 

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

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

Wheeler, William, D. G. K., 89 State Street, Boston, Mass., Civil Engineer. 


Whitney, Frank Le P., D. G. K., 435 Washington Street, Boston, Mass., Boot and Shoe 

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


Bell, Burleigh C, D. G. K., 2853 Sixteenth Street, San Francisco, Gal., Druggist. 

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

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

CowLES, Frank C, 11 Foster Street, Worcester, Mass., Civil Engineer and Draughtsman, 

with Cutting, Bardwell & Co. 
Cutter, John C, M. D., D. G. K., 7 Gates Street, Worcester, Mass., Dermatologist. 
Dyer, Edward N., died March 17, 1 891, at Holliston, Mass. 
Easterbrook, Isaac H., Box 491, Webster, Mass., Farmer in Dudley, Mass. 
FiSKE, Edward R., Q. T. V., 217 West Chelton Avenue, Philadelphia, Penn., 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 Street, Boston, Mass., Clergyman. 
Holmes, Lemuel Le ,B., Q. T. V., 38 North Water Street, 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, Massachusetts 

Agricultural College. 
Morey, Herbert E., 31 Exchange Street, Boston, Mass., Numismatics and Philatelist. 
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 Street, Kimberly, South Africa. Reported to have died '95. 
Shaw, Elliot D., 46 Dwight Street, Holyoke, Mass., Florist. 
Snow, George H., Leominster, Mass., Farmer. 

Somers, Frederick M., Q. T. V., died Feb. 2, 1894, at Southampton, Eng. 
Thompson, Samuel C, 0. S. K., M. Amer. Soc. C. E., 2622 Third Avenue, New York City, 

Civil Engineer. 
Wells, Henry, Q. T. V., 1410 G Street, N. W., Washington, D. C, Real Estate. 
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 Reform- 

Lyman, Asahel H., D. G. K., died of Pneumonia at Manistee, Mich., Jan. i6, 1896. 

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

Minor, John B., Q. T. V., 127 Arch Street, New Britain, Conn., Minor & Corbin, Manu- 
facturers of Paper Boxes. 

Penhallow, David P., Q. T. V., Montreal, Canada, Professor of Botany and Vegetable 
Physiology, McGill University. 

Renshaw, James B., D. D., Box 927, Spokane, Washington, Farmer. 

Simpson, Henry B., Q. T. V., 2809 N Street, N. W., Washington, D. C, Coal Merchant. 

Wakefield, Albert T., B. A., M. D., Sheffield, Mass., Physician. 

W.A.RNER, Seth S., D. G. K., Northampton, Mass., Dealer in Agricultural Implements and 

Webb, James H., LL. B., D. G. K., corner 69 Church and Crown Streets, New Haven, Conn., 
Ailing & Webb, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, also Instructor of Law, Yale University. 

Wellington, Charles, Ph. D., D. G. K., Amherst, Mass., Associate Professor of Chemistry 
at Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

Wood, Frank W., Chicago, 111., 188 Forty-first Street, Civil Engineer. 


Benedict, John M., M. D., D. G. K., 18 Main Street, Waterbury, Conn., Physician and Surgeon. 

Blanchard, William H., Westminster, Vt., Teacher. 

Chandler, Edward P., D. G. K., Maiden, Fergus Co., Mont., Wool Grower. 

Curtis, Wolfred F., died Nov. 8, 1878, at Westminster, Mass. 

Dickinson, Asa W., D. G. K., i Exchange Place, Jersey City, N. J., Lawyer, Dickinson, 
Thompson & McMaster, '96 B. Sc, Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

Hitchcock, Daniel G., High Street, Warren, Mass., Editor and Proprietor Warren Herald. 

HoBBS, John A., Salt Lake City, Utah, Dairying at American Fork, Utah. 

LiBBY, Edgar H., Lewiston, Idaho, President Lewiston Water and Power Co. 

Lyman, Henry, died Jan. 19, 1879, at Middlefield, Conn. 

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, Ed\vard E., Danvers, Mass., E. & C. Woodman, Florists' and Garden Supplies. 

Zeller, Harrie McK., 145 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, Md., Solicitor and Col- 
lector Fidelity Investment Association. 


Barrett, Joseph F., (p. S. K., 29 Beaver Street, New York City, Traveling Salesman. 
Barri, John A., 294 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn., Barri & Kirkham, Berkshire 

Mills, Coal, Hay, Grain and Fertilizers. 
Bragg, Everett B., Q. T. V., Cleveland, Ohio, Chemist for the Grasselli Chemical Co. 


Brooks, William P., </>. 2. K., Student of Agriculture at Halle, Germany, 30 Wilhelm 
Street, P. 

Bunker, Madison, D. V. S., Newton, Mass., Veterinary Surgeon. 

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

Campbell, Frederick G., (/>, S. K., Westminster, Vt., Farmer and Merino Sheep Raiser. 

Carruth, Herbert S., D. G. K., Ashmont, Mass., Real Estate. 

Clay, Jabez W., (t>. S. K., died Oct. i, 1880, at New York City. 

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

Hague, Henry, 0. S. K., 527 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Mass., Clergyman. 

Harwood, Peter M., (p. S. K., Barre, Mass., Farmer. 

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

Lee, LoREN K., 11 22 Raymond Avenue, St. Anthony Park, Minn., Grain and Seed Com- 
mission 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., Sixth and Berry Streets, with Harris Provision & Packing Co., San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

Southwick, Andre A., (p. 2. K., Taunton, Mass., Superintendent of the farm of Taunton 
State Lunatic Hospital. 

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


Bagley, David A., address unknown. 

Bellamy, John, D. G. K., Book-keeper for N. H. Himt, Builder and Contractor, Webster 

Street, 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., Clerk, Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H. 
Hawley, Joseph M., D. G. K., address unknown. 
Kendall, Hiram, D. G. K., Kingston, R. I., Farmer. 
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 Street, Boston, Mass., Dentist. 
MacLeod, William A., B. A., LL. B., D. G. K., Exchange Building, 53 State Street, Boston, 

Mass., MacLeod, Calver & Randall. 
Parker, George A., 0. S. K., address unknown. 

Parker, George L., 807 Washington Street, Dorchester, Mass., Florist. 
Phelps, Charles H., 115 Broadway, New York City, Electrical Construction and Supplies. 
Porter, William H., 0. 2. K., Silver Hill, Agawam, Mass., Farmer. 


Potter, William S., D. G. K., La Fayette, Ind., Lawyer, Rice & Potter. 

Root, Joseph E., M. D., F. S. Sc, 4>. S. K., 49 Pearl Street, Hartford, Conn., Physician and 

Sears, Johx M., Ashfield, Mass, Farmer. 
Smith, Thomas E., D. G. K., West Chesterfield, Mass., Hoop Manufacturer, H. B. Smith & 

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

Plaster Co. 
Wetmore, Howard G., M. D., 57 West Tenth Street, New York, Physician. 
Williams, John E., died Jan. 18, 1890, at Amherst, Mass. 


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

Brewer, Charles, Pelham, Mass., Farmer. 

Clark, Atherton, D. G. K., 19 Baldwin Street, Newton, Mass., in the firm of R. H. 

Stearns & Co. 
HiBBARD, Joseph R., Stoughton, Wis., Farmer. 
Howe, Waldo V., Q. T. V., 20 Broad Street, Newburyport, Mass., Superintendent Anna 

Jacques Hospital. 
Nye, George E., D. G. K., care of Swift & Co., U. S. Yards, Chicago, 111., Book-keeper. 
Parker, Henry P\, LL. B., 26 Cortlandt Street, New York City, Solicitor of Patents. 
Porto, Raumudo, 4>. S. K., Para, Brazil, Teacher. 

Southmayd, John E., 4). S. K., died Dec. 11, 1878, at Minneapolis, Minn. 
Wyman, Joseph P., 52 to 70 Blackstone Street, Boston, Mass. 


Baker, David E., 0. S. K., 227 Walnut Street, Newtonville, Mass., Physician. 

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

Brigham, Arthur A., (p. 2. K., Professor of Agriculture, R. I. College of Agricultural and 

Mechanical Arts, Kingston, R. I. 
Choate, Edward C, Q. T. V., Readville, Mass., Manager Neponset Farms. 
Clark, Xenos Y., (j>. S. K., died June 4, 1889, at Amherst, Mass. 

CoBURN, Charles F., Q. T. V., Lowell, Mass., Associate Editor Lowell Daily Citizen. 
Foot, Sanford D., Q. T. V., 100 Reade Street, New York City, Secretary of Kearney & Foot 

Co., File and Rasp Manufacturers. 
Hall, Josiah N., M. D., 0. S. K., 1517 Stout Street, Denver, Colo., Professor of Materia 

Medica and Therapeutics, University of Colorado. 
Heath, Henry G. K., LL. B., M. A., D. G. K., 54 Wall Street, New York City, Attorney 

and Counsellor at Law. 

Howe, Charles vS., Ph. D., (p. S. K., 103 Cornell Street, Cleveland, Ohio, Professor of Mathe- 
matics, Case School of Applied Science. 
Hubbard, Henry F., Q. T. V., 94 Front Street, New York City, with J. H. Catherwood & 

Co., Tea Importers. 
Hunt, John F., Rosedale, Penn., Box 21, Civil Engineer. 

LovELL, Charles O., Q. T. V., 591 Broadway, N. Y., Agent Standard Dry Plate Co. 
Lyman, Charles E., Middlefield, Conn., Farmer. 
Myrick, Lockwood, Hammonton, N. J., Farming. 
Osgood, Frederick H., M. R. C. V. S., Q. T. V., Professor and Surgeon, Harvard Veterinary 

School, 50 Village Street, Boston, Mass., President Massachusetts Board of Cattle 

Spofford, Amos L., 4>. S. K., 154 Merrimac Street, Haverhill, Mass., Agent for the Haverhill 

Stockbridge, Horace E., Ph. D., D. G. K., settling estate, Americus, Ga. 
Tuckerman, Frederick, Ph. D., M. D., Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass. 
Washburn, John H., Ph. D., D. G. K., Kingston, R. L, President of the Rhode Island State 

Agricultural College. 
Woodbury, Rufus P., Q. T. V., 3612 Campbell Street, 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, Minn., Professor of Horticulture at the Uni- 
versity 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., 1S2 Central Street, Lowell, Mass., Veteri- 

Smith, George P., D. G. K., Sunderland, Mass., President Hampshire Co. Agricultural Society. 

Swan, Roscoe W., M. D., D. G. K., 41 Pleasant Street, Worcester, Mass., Physician. 

Waldron, Hiram E. B., Q. T. V., Hyde Park, Mass., Manager New England Telegraph and 
Telephone Co. 


Fowler, Alvan L., 137 Centre Street, New York, Treasurer "The Mercer Co.," Engineers 

and Contractors, Steam, Hot Water Heating, etc. 
Gladwin, Frederick E., ^. S. K., San Francisco, Cal., F. E. Gladwin Co., Typewriters. 
Lee, William G., D. G. K., Holyoke, Mass., Architect. 

McQueen, Charles N., (p. S. K., Chicago, 111., Doorkeeper at Grand Opera House. 
Parker, William C, LL. B., <p. S. K., 141 Milk Street, Boston, Mass., Lawyer. 


Ripley, George A., Q. T. V., 36 Grafton Street, Worcester, Mass. In summer in Hotel Busi- 
ness at Rutland, Mass. 
Stone, Almon H. Wareham. Out of business. 


Bowman, Charles A., C. S. C, First Assistant Engineer, Reservoir Department Metropolitan 

Water Board. Residence, West Boylston. 
BoYNTON, Charles E., M. D., 559 Valentine Street, San Francisco, Cal., Physician. 
Carr, Walter F., Q. T. V., Chicago, 111., Superintendent of Construction, Electric Railroad 

of West Chicago City R. R. 
Chapin, Henry E., C. S. C, Athens, Ohio, Professor of Biology at Ohio University. 
Fairfield, Frank H., Q. T. V., 107 West Broadway, N. Y., Chemist, New York Extract Co. 
Flint, Charles L., Q.T. V., 25 Congress Street, Boston, Mass., Stockbroker. 
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 Street, Burlington, Vt., Director of the Vermont Agricultural 

Experiment Station. 
Howe, Elmer D., 0. S. K., Marlboro, Mass., Fairview Farm. 
Peters, Austin D., D. V. S., M. R. C. V. S., Q. T. V., Room 45, 40 Water Street, Boston, 

Rawson, Edward B., D. G. K., 226 East Sixteenth Street, New York City, Vice-Principal 

Friends' Seminary. 
Smith, Hiram F. M., M. D., Orange, Mass., Physician. 
Spalding, Abel W., C. S. C, 2905 Third Avenue, South, Minneapolis, Minn., Architect and 

Taylor, Frederick P., D. G. K., Athens, McMinn Co., Tennessee, Farmer. 
Warner, Clarence D., D. G. K., Residence, 1525 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo., out of 

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 Street, Philadelphia, 

Penn., Veterinary Surgeon. 
Aplin, 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. 
BiSHOi', William H., (p. S. K., Newark, Del., Professor of Agriculture at Delaware Agricultural 



Brodt, Harry S., Q. T. V., Rawlins, Wyo., Firm 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, (p. S. K., Heart Rest Sanatory for Chronic Diseases, Mott 

Avenue and 165th Street, New York City, Equitable Building, Physician. 
Damon, Samuel C, C. S. C, Lancaster, Mass., Brick Manufacture. 
Floyd, Charles W., died Oct. 10, 1883, at Dorchester, Mass. 

GooDALE, David, Q. T. V., Butte, Mont., with Colorado Smelting and Mining Co. 
Hillman, Charles D., 0. S. K., Fresno City, Cal., Nurseryman and Stock Raiser. 
Howard, Joseph H., (p. S. K., died Feb. 13, 1889, at Minnesota, Dak. 
Howe, George D., North Hadley, Mass., Seed Potato Grower. 
Kingman, Morris B., Amherst, Mass., Florist. 
Kinney, Burton A., (p. S. K., 106 Second Avenue, North, Minneapolis, Minn., Superintendent 

of Paper Box Factory. 
May, Frederick G., 0. S. K., Kendall Green, Mass., Superintendent of Hook & Hastings Co., 

Church Organ Builders. 
Morse, William A., Q. T. V., Room 32, 28 State Street, Boston, Mass. 
Myrick, Herbert, 151 Bowdoin Street, Springfield, Mass., Editor-in-Chief of the Ame7'icart 

Agrictdturist, New York and JVezu England Homesteads, and Farm and Home. 
Paige, James B., D. V. S., Q. T. V., Veterinary Surgeon and Professor of Veterinary Science 

at the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
Perkins, Dana E., 5 Elm Street, Somerville, Mass., Civil Engineer and Surveyor. 
Plumb, Charles S., La Fayette, Ind., Director of Purdue University, Agricultural Experiment 

Station, and Professor of Animal Industry and Dairying in Purdue University. 
Shiverick, Asa F., D. G. K., Chicago, 111., with Tobey Furniture Co. 

Stone, Winthrop E., C. S. C, 501 State Street, La Fayette, Ind., Vice-President Purdue Uni- 
versity and 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., Dairy Farmer. 
Thurston, Wilbur H., West Union, Adams County, Ohio, Surveyor, Chief Deputy and 

Auditor, Adams County. 
Wilder, John E., D. G. K., 212-214 Lake Street, Chicago, 111., Wilder & Co., Wholesale 

Leather Dealers. 
Williams, James S., Q. T. V., Glastonbury, Conn., Farmer. 
Windsor, Joseph L., 187-189 La Salle Street, Chicago, 111., Insurance and Loans. 


Bagley, Sidney C, 0. S. K., Residence, 43 Marcella St., Boston, Clerk. 

Bishop, Edgar A., C. S. C, Talladega, Ala., Agricultural Superintendent, Talladega College. 
Braune, Domingos H., D. G. K., Prahyba do Sul, Rio Janeiro, Brazil, Director Agricultural 
Experiment Station, District of Rio Janeiro. 


Hevia, Alfred A., <p. S. K., 155 Broadway, New York City, Life Insurance Agent. 
HoLMAN, Samuel M., Jr., Q. T. V., 11 Pleasant Street, Attleboro, Mass., Real Estate Agent. 
LiNDSEY, Joseph B., Ph. D., C. S. C, Amherst, Mass., Chief of Department of Foods and 

Feeding, Hatch Experiment Station. 
MiNOTT, Charles W., C. S. C, 760 Western Ave., Lynn, Special Inspector, Gypsy Moth 

NouRSE, David O., C. S. C, Blacksburg, Va., Professor of Agriculture at Virginia Agricultural 

Prestox, Charles H., D. G. K., Asylum Station, 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 County, Ky., Grape Grower. 
Holland, Harry D., Amherst, Mass., Hardware and Groceries, Holland & Gallond. 
Jones, Elisha A., <p. S. K., Superintendent Farm, Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
Smith, Llewellyn, Q. T. V., 160 Leicester Street, Worcester, Mass., Traveling Salesman, 
Quinnipiac Co. 


Allen, Edwin W., Ph. D., C. S. C, 1529 Corcoran Street, Washington, D. C, Vice 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, care of Navy Department, Washington, D. C. 
Browne, Charles W., 0. S. K., Temple, N. H., Farmer. 

Goldthwait, Joel E., M. D., C.-S. C, 719 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass., Physician. 
Howell, Hezekiah, <p. S. K., Monroe, Orange County, N. Y., Farmer. 
Leary, Lewis C, died April 3, 1888, at Cambridge, Mass. 
Phelps, Charles S., Mansfield, Conn., Professor of Agriculture and Vice Director of Storrs 

School Experiment Station. 
Taylor, Isaac N., Jr., D. G. K., 229 Stevenson Street, San Francisco, Cal., with Edison Light 

and Power Co. 
Tekirian, Benoni O., C. S. C, 49-51 Rush Street, Chicago, 111., Chemist, with Y. T. Mat- 

zoon Co. 


Ateshian, Osgan H., C. S. C, 170 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass., Dealer in Oriental Rugs 

and Carpets. 
Atkins, William H., D. G. K., Burnside, Conn., Market Gardener. 


Ayers, Winfield, D. G. K., 112 West Ninety-fourth Street, New York City, Physician. 
Carpenter, David F., D. G. K., Professor at Agustschmidt German-American University, 

129 Cumberland Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Clapp, Charles W., C. S. C, Turner's Falls, Mass., Civil Engineer. 
Duncan, Richard F., M. D., 0. S. Iv., 332 Hamilton Street, Albany, N. Y., Physician. 
Eaton, William A., D. G. K., Nyack, N. Y., Wholesale Lumber Salesman, 45 Broadway, 

New York City- 
Felt, Charles F. W., C. S. C, Box 232, Galveston, Tex., Chief Engineer, Gulf, Colorado and 

Santa Fe Railroad Co. 
Mackintosh, Richard B., D. G. K., 30 Chestnut Street, Peabody, Mass., Foreman in J. B. 

Thomas's Wool Shop. 
Sanborn, Kingsbury, 4>. 2. K., 172 Olivewood Avenue, 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, Richmond, Va., Chemist for Virginia and Carolina Chemical 

Chase, William E., 349 Twelfth Street, Portland, Ore., with Portland Coffee and Spice Co. 
Davis, Fred'k A., M. D., C. S. C, 66 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass., Eye and Ear Specialist. 
FiSHERDiCK, Cyrus W., C. S. C, 231 South Eleventh Street, 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., First Clerk, State Board 

of Agriculture. 
Howe, Clinton S., C. S. C, Marlboro, Mass., Farmer. 
Marsh, James M., C. S.C., 12 Ireson Avenue, Lyiin, Mass., of the firm of G. E. Marsh & Co., 

Manufacturers of Good Will Soap. 
Marshall, Charles L., D. G. K., 48 Stevens Street, Lowell, Mass., Market Gardener and 

Meehan, Thomas F., D. G. K., 159 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, Mass., Attorney at Law. 
Osterhout, J. Clark, Chelmsford, Mass., Farmer. 
Richardson, Evan F., (j>. S. K., Millis, Mass., Farmer. 
Rideout, Henry N. W., 7 Howe street, Somerville, Mass., Paymaster's Office, Fitchburg 

Railroad, Boston, Mass. 


ToLMAX, William N., 0. S. K., 15 Court Square, Boston, Mass., Surveyor. 
ToRELLY, Firming ue S., Cidade do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Stock Raiser. 
Watson, Charles H., Q. T.V., 100 Cliestnut St., Pliiladelphia, Pa., representing Wool Depart- 
ment for Swift & 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 Street, Haverhill, Mass., Shoe Manufacturer. 
Cooley, Fred S., 0. S. 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., C. S. C, North Hatfield, Mass., Farmer. 
Foster, Francis H., Andover, Mass., Civil Engineer, Highway Commission. 
Hayward, Albert L, C. S. C, in charge of farm at Agawam. 
Holt, Jonathan E., C. S. C, Andover, Mass., Farmer. 
Kinney, Lorenzo F., Kingston, R. I., Horticulturist at R. I. Experiment Station, Professor 

of Horticulture. 
Knapp, Edward E., D. G. K., 1037 Evans Avenue, Pueblo, Colo., Foreman of Converter Mill 

at the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. 
Mishima, Viscount Yataro, D. G. K., Mita Shikokumachi, Shiba, Tokyo, Japan. 
Moore, Robert B,, C. S. C, ii Erie Street, Elizabeth, N. J., Chemist, with Bowker Fertilizer 

Co., Elizabethport. 
Newman, George E., Q. T. V., 118 Fourteenth Street, San Francisco, Cal., Butter Maker in 

employ of Johnson & Brown. 
NoYES, Frank F., D. G. K., 37 Marietta Street, Atlanta, Ga., Electrical Engineer. 
Parsons, Wilfred A., (j>. 2. K., Southampton, Mass., Farmer. 
Rice, Thomas, D. G. K., Fall River, Mass., Reporter for Fall River Daily Nezvs. 
Shepardson, William M., C. S. C, Middlebury, Conn., Landscape Gardener for Olmsted, 

Olmsted & Eliot, Landscape Architects, of Brookline, Mass. 
Shimer, B. Luther, Q. T. V., Bethlehem Penn., 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. 

Crocker, Charles S., D. G. K., Ass't Chemist, L. B. Darling Fertilizer Co., Pawtucket, R. L 
Davis, Franklin W., (p. S. K., Editorial Rooms, '&os,to\\ Journal, Boston, Mass. 
Hartwell, BurtL., C. S. C, Kingston, R. I., Assistant Chemist, Rhode Island Experiment 


Hubbard, Dwight L., C. S. C, Boston, Mass., Civil Engineer, City Engineer's Office. 
HuTCHiNS, James T., cp. S. K., Thirty-first Street, above Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Penn., 

Superintendent West End Electric Co. 
Kellogg, William A., 0. S. K., North Amherst, Mass. 
Miles, Arthur L., C. S. C, Student Boston Dental College, address ii Glenwood Avenue, 

Cambridgeport, Mass. 
North, Mark N., Q. T. V., Corner of Bay and Green Streets, Cambridge, Mass., Veterinarian. 
NOURSE, Arthur M., C. S. C, Westboro, Mass., Farmer. 

Sellew, Robert P., 0. S. K., Care Cleveland Linseed Oil Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 
Whitney, Charles A., C. S. C, Upton, Mass., Farmer. 
Woodbury, Herbert E., C. S. C, Harvard Medical School. 


Barry, David, Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass., Superintendent Electric Light Works. 

Bliss, Clinton E., D. G. K., died Aug. 24, 1894, at Attleboro, Mass. 

Castro, Arthur M., D. G. K., died May 2, 1894, at Juiz de Flora, Minas, Brazil. 

Dickinson, Dwight W., D. M. D., Q. T. V., Dentist, 122 Boylston Street, Boston. 

Felton, Truman P., C. S. C, West Berlin, Mass., Farmer. 

Gregory, Edgar, C. S. C, Asylum Station, Mass., Firm of James J. H. Gregory & Son, 

Haskins, Henry D., Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Chemist at Massachusetts State 

Experiment Station. 
Herrero, Jose M., D. G. K., Jovellanos, Cuba. 
Jones, Charles H., Q. T. V., Burlington, Vt., Assistant Chemist, Agricultural Experiment 

Loring, John S., D. G. K., Wholesale and Retail Milk Contractor, Worcester. 
McCloud, Albert C, Q. T. V., Amherst, Mass., Life and Fire Insurance Agent. 
MosSMAN, Fred W., C. S. C, Durham, N. H. and Burlington, Vt, Professor in charge of 

Dairy School. 
Russell, Henry L., D. G. K., Pawtucket, R. I., Ice Dealer, Disprass, Russell & Eddy. 
Simonds, George B., C. S. C, Ashbury, Mass., Farmer. 

Smith, Frederick J., Q. T. V., 13 Stanwood Hall, Maiden, Gypsy Moth Commission. 
Stowe, Arthur N., Q. T. V., Hudson, Mass., Foreman Gray Stone Farm. 
Taft, Walter E., D. G. K., 122 Pearl Street, Draughtsman and Secretary, Sheepy Automatic 

Railroad Signal Co. Residence, Dedham, Mass. 
Taylor, Fred L., Q. T. V., Room 4, Townhall, Brookline, Mass., Civil Engineer, Brookline 

West, John S., Q. T. V., 57 Divinity Hall, Univerity of Chicago, Student in Divinity School. 
Williams, Frank O., Q. T. V., Sunderland, Mass., Farmer. 


Arnold, Frank L., Q. T. V., Elizabeth, N. J., with Bowker Fertilizer Co. 

Brown, Walter A., C. S. C, Springfield, Mass., City Engineer's Office. 

Carpenter, Malcolm A., C. S. C, 215 Arlington Street, Mt. Auburn, Mass., with Olmsted, 

Olmsted & Eliot, Landscape Architects, of Brookline, Mass. 
Eames, Aldice G., 4>. 2. K., Orchard Lake, Mich., Professor of English and Elocution at 

Michigan Military Academy. 
Felt, E. Porter, D. Sc, C. S. C, 15 Elberon Street, Albany, N. Y., Assistant to Dr. Lintner, 

State Entomologist. 
Field, Henry J., Q. T. V., 223 iSTorth Aurora Street, Ithaca, N. Y., Graduate Law Depart- 
ment at Cornell University. 
Gay, Willard W., D. G. K., 102 State Street, Boston, Landscape Designer and Planter for 

Shady Hill Nursery Co. 
Horner, Louis F., C. S. C, Huntingdon Valley, Penn. 
Howard, Henry M., C. S. C, Mt. Auburn, Mass., Market Gardener. 

Hull, John B., Jr., D. G. K., 1008 Chapel Street, New Haven, Conn., Theatrical Ticket Agent. 
Johnson, Charles H., D. G. K., Roxbury, Mass., Real Estate Broker. 
Lage, Oscar V. B., D. G. K., Juiz de Fora, Minas, Brazil, Stock Raiser. 
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., Henderson, Ky., General Secretary and Physical Director of 

Y. M. C. A. 
Ruggles, 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., Northampton, Mass., Physician. 


Beals, Alfred T., Q. T. V., Greenfield, Mass., employed Stockroom Well Bros. & Co. 

BoYNTON, Walter I., D. D. S., Q. T. V., 365 Main Street, Springfield, Mass., Dentist. 

Clark, Edward T., C. S. C, Westport, N. Y., Supt. of Westport Farms. 

Crane, Henry E., C. S. C, Quincy, Mass., F. H. Crane & Sons, Grain Dealers. 

Deuel, James E., Q. T. V., 453 Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury, Clerk. 

Emerson, Henry B., C. S. C, 156 Barrett Street, Schenectady, N. Y., with General Electric 

Field, Justin L., Q. T. V., 200 Adams Street, Chicago, 111., with Marshall, Field & Co. 
Fletcher, William, C. S. C, Chelmsford, to Lowell, Milk Route. 

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., Southwick, Mass., Principal Grammar School. 

Lyman, Richard P., Q. T. V., 328 Asylum Street, Hartford, Coma., Veterinarian. 

Plumb, Frank H., Q. T. V., Springfield, Mass., Assistant Editor, New Eiiglmid Homestead and 

Farin and Home. 
Rogers, Elliot, 0. S. K., Kennebunk, Me., with National Fibre Board Co. 
Smith, Robert H., Amherst Mass., State Experiment Station. 
Stockbridge, Francis G., D. G. K., 394 Park Street, 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., 13 Stanwood Hall, Maiden, Mass., Massachusetts Inspector Gypsy 

Moth Department, State Board of Agriculture. 
Willard, George B., <p. S. K., Willard & Blanchard, Leather Coloring business. 
Williams, Milton H., Q. T. V., 170 Bond Street, Lynn, Mass., Veterinary Surgeon. 


Baker, Joseph, Q. T. V., Grosvenor Dale, Conn., Foreman on a Factory Farm. 

Bartlett, Fred G., D. G. K., Hadley, Mass., Second Gardener for E. H. R. Lyman, North- 

Clark, Henry D., C. S. C, 272 Main Street, Milford, Mass., Veterinary Surgeon. 

CuRLEY, George F., C. S. C, Elizabeth, N. J., Resident Physician, General Hospital. 

Davis, Herbert C, Q. T. V., Postal Clerk, Georgia R. R., 31 Gilmer Street, Atlanta, Ga. 

Goodrich, Charles A., D. G. K., Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled, Forty-second 
Street and Lexington Avenue, New York City. 

Harlow, Francis T., 0. S. K., Marshfield, Mass., Farmer. 

Harlow, Harry J., D. G. K., West Boylston, Mass., Farmer. 

Hawkes, Earnest A., C. S. C, South Hadley, Mass., Farmer. 

Henderson, Frank H., D. G. K., 344 Cross Street, Maiden, Mass., Civil Engineer. 

Howard, Edwin C, <p. S. K., Westport, Mass., Teacher. 

Hoyt, Franklin S., C. S. C, New Milford, Conn., Principal* High School. 

Lehnert, Eugene H., D. G. K., South Framingharh, Mass., Veterinary Surgeon. 

Melendy, Alphonso E., Q. T. V., Sterling Junction, Mass., Farmer. 

Perry, John R., D. G. K., 8 Bosworth Street, Boston, Mass., with Perry & Whitney. 

Smith, Cotton A., Q. T. V., Los Angeles, Cal., Boston Dry Goods Store. 

Smith, Fred A., C. S. C, 255 Euclid Avenue, Lynn, Mass., Gardener. 

Smith, Luther W., 0. S. K., Manteno, 111., Superintendent of Highland Farm. 

Staples, Henry F., C. S. C, Solon, Ohio, Physician. 

TiNOCO, Luiz A. T., D. G. K., Campos, Rio Janeiro, Brazil, Planter. 

Walker, Edward J., C. S. C, Clinton, Mass., Farmer. 



Alderman, Edwin H., C. S. C, Middlefield, Mass., Market Gardener and Florist. 

AvERELL, Fred G., Q. T. V., 22 Union Park, Boston, Mass., with N. Y. Mutual Life Insurance 
Co., 95 Milk Street. 

Bacon, Linus H., Q. T. V., Spencer, Mass., with J. E. Bacon & Co., 105 Bedford Street, 
Boston, Mass. 

Bacon, Theodore S., (f>. S. K., 42 Washington Street, Natick, Mass., Student at Harvard 
Medical College. 

Barker, Louis M., C. S. C, Hanson, Mass., Transit Man, Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn 
R. R. 

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, West New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y., Instructor of Mathe- 
matics and Sciences, and Commandant of Cadets at St. Austin's School. 

Cutter, Arthur H., 0. S. K., Boston, Mass., Supervisor of Medical Department, Boston City 

Davis, Perley E., Q. T. V., Dedham, Mass., Superintendent of Farm. 

Dickinson, Elliot T., Q. T. V., 6 Concord Square, Boston Mass., Student Dental Depart- 
ment, Harvard University. 

Fowler, H. M., D. G. K., Mt. Wachusett, Mass., Hotel Business. 

Fowler, Henry J., C. S. C, 13 Stanwood Hall, Maiden, Mass., Gypsy Moth Commission. 

Gifford, John E., D. G. K., Sutton, Mass., Farmer. 

Greene, Frederick L., C. S. C, Box 266, Southampton, Long Island, Landscape Gardener. 

Green, Ira C, Q. T. V., 65 High Street, Fitchburg, Mass. 

HiGGlNS, Charles H., C. S. C, 26 Harbour Street, Port Antonio, Jamaica, W. I. 

Howard, Samuel F., 4>. S. K., Baltimore, Md., Student, John Hopkins University. 

Keith, Thaddeus F., Q. T. V., Fitchburg, Mass., Chemist for Spring Water Bottling Co. 

Kirkland, Archie H., (p. S.K., 13 Stanwood Hall, Maiden, Assistant Entomologist of Gypsy 
Moth Commission. 

LOUNSBURY, Charles P., cp. 2. K., Cape Town, Cape Colony, Africa, British Government 

Manley, Lowell, D. G. K., West Roxbury, Mass., Superintendent Weld Farm. 

Merwin, George H., C. S. C, Greenfield Hill, Conn., Farmer. 

Morse, Alvertus J., Q. T. V., Professor of Mathematics and Sciences at St. Austin's School, 
West New Brighton, N. Y. 

PoMEROY, Robert F., C. S. C, 255 Euclid Avenue, Lynn, Mass., Market Gardener. 

Putnam, Joseph H., D. G. K., Amherst, Mass., Superintendent Horticultural Department, 
Agricultural College, and Assistant Horticulturist, Hatch Experiment Station. 

Sanderson, William E., D. G. K., 34 South Market Street, Boston, Mass., with W. W. 
Rawson & Co., Seedsmen. 

Smead, Horace P., D. G. K., Greenfield, Mass., Market Gardener. 


Smith, George E., C. S. C, Pittsfield, Mass., Farmer and Assistant on State Cattle Com- 

Smith, Ralph E., (p. S. K., Amherst, Mass., Professor of Botany and German at the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College. 

Spaulding, Chajiles H., 0. S. K., Harvard, Mass., Milk and Fruit Farm. 

Walker, Claude F., C. S. C, 78 Lake Place, New Haven, Conn., Student in Chemistry at 
Yale University. 

White, Elias D., <p. S. K., 22 McDaniel Road, Atlanta, Ga., Postal Clerk. 


Ballou, Henry A., Q. T. V., with H. L. Frost & Co., 21 South Market Street, Boston. 

Bemis, Waldo L., Q. T. V., Spencer, Mass. 

Billings, George A., C. S. C, Agent, Walker-Gordon Co., 2008 Pine Street, St. Louis, Mo. 

Brown, William C, D. G. K., Omaha, Neb. 

Burgess, Albert F., 0. S. K., Winchester, Mass., Scout for Gypsy Moth Department, State 
Board of Agriculture. 

Clark, Harry E., 4>. S. K., Box 11, Wilbraham, Mass., Farmer. 

CooLEY, Robert A., (p. S. K., Amherst, Mass., Assistant Entomologist, Hatch Experiment 

Crehore, Charles W., 0. S. K., Chicopee, Mass., Farmer. 

Dickinson, Charles M., Q. T. V., 68 Lake Street, Chicago, 111., with E. H. Hunt, Florist. 

Fairbanks, Herbert S., D. G. K., Teacher Mathematics and Physics, St. Johns School, Sing 
Sing, N. Y. 

Foley, Thomas P., C. S. C, Montclair, Colo., Professor of Mathematics and German, and 
Commandant of Cadets, Jarvis Hall Military Academy, Denver, Colo. 

Frost, Harold L., 0. S. K., H. L. Frost & Co., 21 South Market Street, Boston, Mass. 

Hemenway, Herbert D., C. S. C, 701 Smith Street, Providence, R. L, Superintendent of 
Grounds at Oakland. 

Jones, Robert S., 0. S. K., 334 Washington Street, Brookline, Mass., with French & Bryant, 
Civil Engineers. 

Kuroda, Shiro, 0. S. K., 15 Holyoke Street, Boston, Mass., Superintendent Japanese De- 
partment of Shepard & Norwell. 

Lane, Clarence B., D. G. K., New Brunswick, N. J., Assistant in Dairy Agricultural Experi- 
ment Station. 

Lewis, Henry W., Rockland, Mass., with Civil Engineer Corps. 

Marsh, Jasper, D. G. K., Danvers Center, Mass., Traveling Salesman for G. E. Marsh & Co., 
Good Will Soap. 

Morse, Walter L., D. G. K., 35 Clinton Avenue, Brockton, Mass., Assistant Engineer, 
Office Geo. B. Morrill, Division Engineer, N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R., at Kneeland Street 

Potter, Daniel C, C. S. C, Laying out estate at North Adams, care W. H. Sperry & Co. 


Read, Henry B., 4>. S. K., Westford, Mass., Farmer. 

Root, Wright A., (p. S. K., So. Onondaga, N. Y., Superintendent of farm of A. C. Chase. 

Smith, Arthur B., Q. T. V., care L. D. Hammond, 177 La Salle Street, Chicago, 111., with 

Fry & Sheldon, Insurance Agents. 
Stevens, Clarence L., Sheffield, Mass., Farmer. 

Sullivan, Maurice J., Charge of Farm at Littleton, N. H., care A. J. Williamson. 
ToBEY, Frederick C, C. S. C, West Jersey, Brighton, N. J., Instructor of Mathematics and 

Sciences, and Commandant Cadets. 
Toole, Stephen P., Belmont, Mass., Employ of Hittinger Bros. 
Warren, Frank L., Q. T. V., Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania. 
White, Edward A., D. G. K., Amherst, Mass., Florist at Massachusetts Agricultural College. 


Burrington, Horace C, <p. 2. K., Assistant, Dairy Department, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 

Clapp, Frank L., C. S. C, Distribution Department Metropolitan Water Board Co., Boston, 
Address 197 Boston Street, South Boston, Mass. 

Cook, Allen B., C. S. C, Petersham, Mass., Farmer. 

De Luce, Francis E., (p. S. K., without employment, at home, Warren, Mass. 

Edwards, Harry T., C. S. C, Northampton, Mass., with R. E. Edwards, Furniture Dealer. 

Fletcher, Stephen P. W., C. S. C, Amherst, Mass., Assistant at the Horticultural Depart- 
ment of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

Hammar, James F., C. S. C, Graduate Student at Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

Harper, Walter B., Q. T. V., Graduate Student at Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

Jones, Benjamin K., C. S. C, Amherst, Mass., Feeding Department, Hatch Experiment 
Station, Charge of Feeding. 

Kinney, Asa S., D. G. K., care Frank J. Kinney, Worcester, Mass., Assistant at the Hatch 
Experiment Station, Departments of Pathology and Histology, Amherst, Mass. 

Kramer, Albin M., D. G. K., 9 Spruce Street, Clinton, Mass., Assistant Cement Inspector, 
Dam and Aqueduct Department, Metropolitan Water Works. 

Leamy, Patrick A., Q. T. V., Key West, Fla., in employ Key West Land and Investment Co. 

Marshall, James L., C. S. C, care Herman H. Marshall, Lancaster, Mass. 

Moore, Henry W., D. G. K., 25 Amherst Street, Worcester, Mass., Market Gardening. 

Nichols, Robert P., D. G. K., care B. Parker Nichols, Norwell, Mass. 

Nutting, Charles A., (j). S. K., North Leominster, Mass., Farmer. 

Pentecost, William L., D. G. K., Address, Mansfield, Conn., P. O. Storrs, Assistant Agricul- 
turist, Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station. 

Poole, Erford W., D. G. K., care Isaac B. Poole, North Dartmouth, Mass. 

Poole, Isaac C, D. G. K., care Isaac B. Poole, North Dartmouth, Mass. 

Read, Frederick H., 0. S. K., Lyndon, Vt, Teacher of Book-keeping, Penmanship, Short- 
hand and Typewriting at the Lyndon Institute and Commercial College. 


Roper, Harry H., C. S. C, East Hubbardston, Mass., Agent for Boston Co-operative Buyers' 

Seijiro, Saito, C. S. C, address unknown. 

Sastre'de Verand, Salome, D. G. K., Tabasco, Mexico, Planter. 
Sellew, Merle E., 0. S. K., Providence, R. I., Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering, 

with Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co. 
Shaw, Frederick B., D. G. K., South Amherst, Mass., Farmer. 
Shepard, Lucius J., C. S. C, Orono, Me., Instructor in Horticulture, Maine Agriculture and 

Mechanical College. 
Shultis, Newton, D. G. K., 6oi Chamber of Commerce, Boston, Mass., with Mark Shultis, 

Shipper of Grain. 
Tsuda, George, (j>. S. K., Tokio, Japan, Editorial Work at Azabu. 




' None but the brave deserve the fair.' 

AuGUSTO Luiz DE ALMEIDA, '87, to Eliza Liete, Nov. 23, 1895, ^-t Rio Janeiro, Brazil. 

Charles H. Watson, '87, to Miss Sylvina Brigham, Jan. i, 1896, at Newtonville, Mass. 

James T. Huchins, '89, to Miss Freda P. Schinck, Feb. 12, 1896, at Philadelphia, Penn. 

Perley E. Davis, '94, to Mifts Bessie L. Morse, Feb. 19, 1896, at Belchertown, Mass. 

George H. Merwin, '94, to Miss Elsie Brown, at Purdys, Conn. 

Malcolm A. Carpenter, '93, to Miss Maud Carpenter, Feb. 24, 1896, at Brattleboro, Vt. 

Frank L. Arnold, '91, to Miss Bertha M. Kimball, April 21, 1896, at Gloucester, Mass. 

Harvey T. Shores, '91, to Miss Mabel L. Demond, June 10, 1896, at Northampton, Mass. 

John Loring, '90, to Miss Elizabeth B. Schofield, July 20, i{ 

Henry M. Thompson, '92, to Miss Della A. Gilbert, Aug. 14, 1896, at Amherst, Mass. 

Charles S. Graham, '92, to Miss Annie J. Blanchard, Sept. 16, 1896, at Lowell, Mass. 

Ira C. Greene, '94, to Miss Theresa W. Foster, Oct. 7, 1896, at Fitchburg, Mass. 

Henry M. Howard, '91, to Miss Hattie E. Stanley, Oct. 22, 1896, at Franklin, Mass. 




Massachusetts Agricultural College, '97, 

Whereas, It has pleased the Allwise Father to remove from our midst our beloved friend 
and brother, Charles A. King, and 

Whereas, Recognizing his many virtues and his manly qualities, therefore be it 

Resolved : That we, the active members of the Amherst Chapter of the Q. T. V. Fra- 
ternity, deeply feeling our loss, do extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family in 
their affliction, and be it further 

Resolved : That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of our departed brother, 
and that copies be placed on file in the Chapter Records, and be published in the College and 
Fraternity publications. 

W. B. Harper. 

E. W. Capen. 
D. A. Beaman. 

Coinmiitee for the Chapter. 

in memory of 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, '99, 

Whereas, It has pleased God in His infinite vs^isdom to remove from our earthly sight our 
beloved friend and brother, Henry Day Holt, and 

Whereas, We recognize his many virtues and his manly qualities, therefore be it 
Resolved : That we, the members of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, 
deeply feeling our loss, do extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family in their afflic- 
tion, and be it further 

Resolved : That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of our departed brother, 
and that copies be placed on file in the Chapter Records, and be published in the college paper 
and in the College Anttual. 

G. A. Drew. 

W. S. Fisher. 

Wm. H. Armstrong. 

For the Chapter. 



O o 

WE have finished, friends, — 
And if, perchance, 
Dull wit no pleasure lends, 
Your indulgence we would ask 
For what dull moods missend. 
Ofttimes inspiration 
We have courted ; 
We 've met with poor reception. 
Reader, bear with us we pray. 
In this our presentation. 



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iTidvertisements, F 


jCist of Advertisers* 


Adams, Henry, Amherst 
Agricultural Department, M. A. C 
American Printing and Engraving Co. 
Amherst House, Amherst . 
Amherst Clothing Co. 
Amherst Co-operative Steam Laundry 
Ayres, Chas. G., Amherst . 
Barnard & Co., F. J., Boston 
Bay State House, Northampton 
Badger Oyster Co., Boston 
Bennett, E. R., Amherst 
BoswORTH, G. E., Amherst . 
Botanical Department, M. A, C. 
Bowen & Son, Springfield . 
Boynton, W. W., Northampton 
Branch, C. F., M. D., Amherst 
Buckley, T. W., Amherst . 
BuRLEN, Robert, Boston 
Cadwell, F. a., Amherst 
Call & Smith, Northampton 
Carpenter & Morehouse, Amherst 
Campion, J. P., Amherst 
Chamberlain, G. M., Amherst 
Clark, H. H., Amherst 
Clark, W. S., Springfield 
CoONEY, W. E., Northampton 
Copeland, E. p., Northampton 
Couch & Sons, O. G., Amherst 
Cushman, F. M., Northampton 
Daniels & Kellogg, Northampton 
Deuel, Charles, Amherst . 
Dickinson, E. B., Amherst 
Dickinson, Mason A., Amherst 
Edwards, R. E., Northampton 
Eimer & Amend, New York City 
Ferris, J., Northampton 
Fisk Teachers' Agency, Boston 








































FiTCHBURG Railroad, Boston 

Forbes & Wallace, Springfield 

Frost & Adams, Boston 

Gates & Broavn, Amherst . 

GiLE, W. A., Worcester 

Glynn, A., Amherst 

Guild & Son, Henry, Boston 

HiNCKLY & Perry, Amherst 

Howe, D. A., Worcester 

Holland & Gallond, Amherst 

Hubbell, C. B., Northampton 

Hunt, O. D., Amherst . 

Hyde, S. S., Amherst . 

Jackson & Cutler, Amherst 

Kendrick, G. S., Amherst . 

Legare, L. Amherst 

Long, W. H., Amherst . 

LovELL, J. L., Amherst 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, 

Marsh, E. D., Amherst ... 

McCarthy, Thomas F., New York City 

McCloud & Son, H. M., Amherst 

Merriam Co., G. & C, Springfield 

Neuhaus & Co., Charles, Baltimore, Md 

Pariseau Bros., Amherst 

Paige, T. L., Amherst .... 

Page, James F., Amherst 

Partridge Co., The Horace, Boston 

Petit, A. X., Amherst .... 

Rawson & Co., W. W., Boston 

Risteen & Co., F. S., Boston 

Sanderson & Thompson, Amherst . 

Schillare, a. J., Northampton . 

Sniffen, C. L., Amherst 

Spear, M. N., Amherst 

Staab, Wm. K., Northampton 

Stinson, J. E., Amherst 

Suffolk Engraving Co., Boston 

Waban Rose Conservatories, Natick 

Wadsworth, Howland & Co., Boston 

Williams, F. O., Sunderland 



To THE '98 Index Board, 

Dear Sirs : — Realizing the fact that it is not proper for a Freshman to 
give advice to a Senior, yet taking into consideration that the Juniors have 
been busy lielping '97 straigliten out their car-fare problem, I beg leave to 
offer a suggestion. 

It is a wise step to appoint as chairman of the Freshman first class meet- 
ing a member of the Junior class. But it is reasonable to presume that by 
the beginning of the Sophomore year the spirit of independence and self- 
reliance is sufficiently developed to warrant the removal of upper class author- 
ity and advice. However, it is really getting to be a matter for serious con- 
sideration, whether or not the fostering care of our Senior Legislators should 
not be extended to the class of '99 in her dire need. 

After having rung the fire-alarm bell several times, stacked the Fresh- 
men's rooms when they were away, defaced South Barracks, strung wires 
across the county road, disturbed the peace at Shutesbury, " swiped " the 
tongue from the bell, stolen Doc's chaise, and committed numerous other 
" prep " school tricks, we think it time to call a halt. Do we overlook these 
things because they are committed by Sophomores ? Ought not the Seniors to 
be the first to condemn such acts of rowdyism ? Let us then rise as one 
man and stamp out the spirit of vandalism that has recently crept into the 

Sophomore Class. 


A Freshman. 

will -tell yovi -tl^a-t 







of Northampton and Yicinity. 


Class and Society Suppers are nr^ade a specialty, and will be 
richly and elegantly served. 


189 JViAiN Street, 


/r\assael?usetts /I (^ri cultural Qollec^e, 






Wf -== 



^ ^ ^ ^ 

We would inform the friends of the College and the public generally, that 
we have a limited supply of 

Truit and Oi'namcntal Trees and Shrubs, 
Small ^ruifs and Plants, 


Gut ^lotDers and Designs 

^ y ^ y 

For Trees, Plants, Shrubs, Flowers, and Small Fruits, address 

Prof. S. T. MAYNARD, Amherst, Mass. 

IT 'S A GO LID DAY when you can't find what you want at 

> ^,5^^ HARRY CLARK'S, 

^. -4®w®^&r7 Under the Hotel, Amherst, Mass. 

J^ats, ?ap5, Qollars, 5f?'rts, 
/r\ilitary (jloues, (Jloues for Dress. 

H. H. Glark, GeLLEGE SaTriTTER, 


(«.) Always let the water run clown hill. 

(d.) When draining an orchard cut down the trees, as the roots will interfere with 
the tiles. 

(c.) Land that needs draining: i. Wet lands. 2. Lands with standing water. 3. 
Lands that have too much water. 4. Lands that are not dry enough. 

Prof. M. 

Z>ear Sir : — Owing to the inclemency of the weather and a bad pair of shoes, I shall 
be unable to attend your lecture to-day. 

J. M. Barry. 

Henry :2S^DaMs, Phar. d.. 

Drugs. Medicines. Perfumery. Toilet Articles. Park & Tilford's Cigars. 
Imported Cigarettes and Smoking Tobaccos. 

Headquarters for Sporting Qoods. fishing tackle, powder, shot. 

^_____^_^^_^^^________^^^^^^^^^^ Primers and Gun Wads. Metal- 
lic AND Paper Shells. Metallic Cartridges. 

1 Cook's Block, Aniherst, IMass. 

Sunday and night calls responded to at residence, second door west of Amherst House Annex. 


William K. 5taab, 

139 fSciin Stree!, Hortlxampton, fSciss. 

WE DO the largest tailoring business in Hampshire County. 
WHY? Because we keep the largest stock of woolens to select from. 
Pkrfe;ct Fit and Workmanship Guaranteed, and the goods are 
always up to date, at the Students' Tailor. 

Established 1851. 

ElMER & Amenb, 


. . Chemicals . . 


Chemical Apparatus, 

205-211 Third Ave., Cor. 18th St., 


Finest Bohemian and German Glassware. 

Royal Berlin and Meissen Porcelain. 
Purest Hammered Platinum. 
Balances and Weights. 
Zeiss Microscopes, and Bacteriological 
Chemically Pure Acids and Assay Goods. 


The Best ]V[eals in the City. 

Caterine/ for College iPari/ea a 

No. 36 Main Street, 
Northampton, Massachusetts. 

F. A. Cadwell, 

Dealer iri 

lee, ItambeF and Wood. 



Promptly attended to. 



Dealer ir\ 


ai?d EGGS. 

Sole flgent iotf 

In jRtnhefst. 


J^o. 25 Pleasapt Street. 




a Specialty. 


OYSTEI^S flflD Gfl]VIE 1% SEflSOfl. 


Open until 11.30 every night except Sundays. 

Always pleased to furnish menus 

and quote prices. 

© © © 

c. li. si^iFperl, 

JItnhePst, JWass. 



H. % IWeGloud & Son, 



© © © 
J^eal Estate Rgeney. 

© © © 

I^ellogg's Bloek, Amherst, JVIass. 

D. A. HOWE), 

Wholesale Grocer, 

nI [k 273 Main Street, Worcester, Ma55. 

Canned Goods, Extracts and Baking Powder 

our Specialties. 

We Rirq to Y^eep the Best Goods Procurable. 

RUU i^lJilDS fl]^D GHR1DBS OF 

Canned Goods in Gallon Cans as u/ell as regular size. 

I^arge consumers would do well to see our samples and 
quote prices before purchasing. 


Boston, Mass. Portsmouth, Va. 

The C. W. Badger Oyster Company, 

IN ALL KINDS OF . , . . 




The following men, who consider themselves useless, wish their names to appear in 
the Index : Ashley, Humphrey, Merriman, Dye, Stacy, Smith, Sharpe. 

Prof. Hasbrouck (fo PVright, 'g8; on the opposite side of the ravine). — "Oh Mr. 
Wright ! Where are you going " ? 

Wright. — " Going to take a bench mark you ." 

Oct. 25, 1S95. — '97 leaves to-day for Cornell. 

Cheney. — " Oh yes! he 's smart. Pie knows his tactics as well as I do myself.' 


lilVEl^Y fl^D pEED StABIiE, 


Special Rates to Parties and Classes. ii!3=-AGGiES, Give me a Call, and I will Guarantee 

. . . TO please you. . . . 

Stable at Cowle's Barn - - Cowle's Liane, flmherst. 

Amherst Housk. 

Ample room for Trapsient. 

Special attention given 

large apd small spreads. 


A^'V^j f^ouse recently equipped 

^^^^\ with 

^^'v^l rrjodern irmproverDents, 

iM — . 







D. H. KENDRICK, Nlanager. 



Glass ®orl^ a Sp^^ciaUv- 

We carry a fine line of Frames and Mouldings ; also Amateur Supplies. 
Satisfaction guaranteed to all. Amateur work done with care and 

.^oPthampton, ]V[ass. 




* * Builber 




^itcljburg KailroaS. 



Chicago, St. Itouis, Gineinnati, 


Palace Sleeping or Drawing-room Cars on 
all Tlirougli Trains. 

For Time Tables, space in Sleeping Cars, 
or information of any kind, call on any Ticket 
Agent of the company, or address 

J. R. WATSON, Gen'l Pass. Agt., 

Boston, Mass. 

(\JJ o )Lf3 IL^ 






platinum anD Carbonette worft tbe correct tbing. 

Special attention given to Class an& ©roup \vov\\. 

JSest /Iftaterials anO TllHorl^mansbip. 

Bmateur Supplies anD afinisbing. 



• • • 

Class of 1897, 
M. A. C. 

Tjhe Jrorace SParir/cf^e Co. 

335 Tl^ashinffton Street, Boston. 

Q Q Q Q O 

J'urnishers to the i7?, J^. C. TJeams. 

O O O 

_ Opeciai ,J rices Tnaeie on (Jeam orders. 

O ^ O 

i/our favors tui'ii have our most careful aiteniion. 

B. H. Smith. — 

" Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort, 
As if he mock'd himself, and scorned his spirit 
That could be moved to smile at anything." 

Aggie Life. — " The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants, as to con- 
ceal them." 

W. H. Armstrong. — " In every deed of mischief he had a heart to resolve, a head to 
contrive, and a hand to execute." Misquoted in '97 Index. 

'99 Index Board. — " Agreed to differ." 

Prof. Babson to '99. — " Gentlemen, you are very fresh 


Sheet Music and Strings, 
Banjos, Mandolins, Guitars, 


IVIansioii House Block. PiORXHaiVlF»T01S. 

0. D. HUNT, 


Coal and cl/ood 

Of aii JsTinds. 



Books for Everybody. — Ivittle 
tots, big ones, young men and 
young women, older folks, lawyers, 
doctors, laymen, professional men 
— truly, books for everybody. No- 
body in this region goes into the 
book business as thoroughly, or 
nobody cares to sell for as little as 
we do. 

Our 1897 Book Catalogue is hot 
from the press. It contains 128 
pages or more of lists of books that 
we have on our shelves. Every- 
body who sends or asks can have 
it. Drop us a postal. 

Forbes & Waei^ace. 

Main, Vernon and Pynchon Streets, 
Springfield, Mass. 

°^ — "^^ (Tasb Shoe Store. 


(O ^;:^^IVIakcs a Business of Keeping ^vhat the "TSggic Boys 
V — -^yYn, "want in the Avay of Footwear. 

Nlcn's Fine Patent I^eathers, 
:Knd ReliableFootball 
and Base=Ball Shoes 

:fflways on Hand. 

Copk^ Square Kotel. 

American and European Plans. 

Huntington Ave. and Exeter Street, Boston, Mass. 



boweh & SOH, 

381 Main St., Springfield, Mass. 

Headquarters for the 

I^emi^i^toi} Sypevuriter 


Edisoi) f[\\[r\eo(^rap\). 

— Supplies for — 

Typewriters, Stenographers 
AND Students. 

fl Specialty of TypemriteFs for rental. 

The public can always find the best quality 

and greatest variety of choice 

and novel goods in 

and Materials, 

f^ibbo^s, Liaces, Gloves, Etc. 


Of^^flMENTflLi Wflf^ES, 



Northampton, Mass. 


f\ U/atef; or a Diamond. 





U/atel^es I^epaired apd /Adjusted. 

C. S. GATES, D.D.S. 

E. N. BROWN, D.D.S. 


Ether and Nitrous Oxide administered when desired. 


Office Hours: g a.m. to 5 p.m. 


Simer/can SPr/nt/n^ and Sn^fravin^f 






of Euery 

*s55»=T?««*r^.2™yfes'5)i«i -n, 


Telephone, Boston 860. 



We make the 


Haeiiifactiuirmg' Jewelers- .. « ^ „. 

«2> C. S. C. Pin. 

tSoce'eiy and Ciass sJ t'ns. VJi'amoncis and .J'lne ^eweiru- 

433 WflSj4lJSlGT0]^l STP^EET, 


We Are Pleased 

To inform the readers of this INDEX that all 
the Illustrations in it were engraved by us. 

Suffolk Eng. Co. 

. . . BOSTON. 





To Z/et at Fair Prices. 

Heeommodations fop Tuansient peeding. Bafge fof use of Small Parties. 

Rear of Phoenix Row, Amherst, Mass. 


The One Great Standard Authority, 

So writes Hon. D. J. Brewer, 

Justice U. S. Supreme Court. 



The purpose of whicli has been not display nor the provision of materia 1 for boastful 
and showy advertisement, but the due, judicious, scholarly, thorough perfecting of a 
work whicti in all the stages of its growth has obtained in an equal degree the favor 
and confidence of scholars and of the general public. 

Words are easily found * ** Pronunciation is easily ascertained. 

Meanings are easily learned * * * The growth of words easily traced, 
and because excellence of quality rather than superfluity of quantity char= 
acterizes its every department. * * * GET THE BEST. 

G. & C. Merriam Co., Putolishers, 

Pamphlet free. Springfielll, 9Iass., U.S.A. 



O fts^O 

CLARK & COo 266 apd 268 mail? street, 


.yfffents for 



Jaros Hygienic 

Underwear. _______,,_ 


Nlassasoit House Block:. 

2£fecidfn€;r, 1^isitinc/r, better, 9/ote, 

and business Cards. and ^i^i .^eads. 

THOS. F- PcGfll^THV, 

iorraver aed Prlrater, 

steel and 

Copper Plate 

Illuminating and Stamping in Colors. Crests, Dies and Monograms. 




Book and. Pamphilet Binciing in all its Varieties. 


Paper Kuling, I^ool^ anS Pampl|kt I^inSing, 

50 flf^CH ST, fl^lD 197 DEVOJ^Sfllf^E ST., BOSTO^I. 

Special A-ttention Paid to Binding of Large Illustrated Works, Engravings, etc. Old Books Rebound, and 

Folios of Every Description Made to Order. 

Teleplione Connection. 




fSi'nyie tJeams io jCei at <y'air ./ rices. 

Pleasant Street, flmhepst, ]V[ass. 

Have You Seen Them ? 


^ordouap Bals. 

which beat everything of the kind in this 

vicinity, which FERRIS is selling 

in all the latest styles ? 

He also displays a nobby line of . . . 

pateijt ?alf Jl^oes. 

Ferris Cash Shoe Store, 

207 Main Street, 





'Dental <5c 


Trusses, Abdominal Supporters, Ban- 
dages, Elastic Stockings, Shoulder 
Braces, Crutches, and all Applian- 
ces FOR Deformities. 

510 7^0, SutaW St., near^ran/ciin, 

Baltimore, 9//cl. 



The Bay State House, 

T. F. McGRATH, Manager. 

0pp. B. & M. R. R. Depot, NORTHAMPTON, MASS. 
Good Livery connected. 

(^arpenter ^ /[(^orebouse 

Book and Job 

O O 


Qml|$rs{, ^assacl|us$tts. 

^ouse £stab/isJieci /SS4. 

^ame:) J^, SPa^Cj 

fZ)eaier in 

S^ooiSj Shoes and Shudders. 

j€ffent for the Clinton Tl^all TjrunJc. 
fourth door 6o/ou, SPost 0//ice. ^mhorst, TT/assac/iusetts. 


EVERETT O. FISK & CO., Proprietors. 

Send to any of these Agencies for loo page Agency Manual Free. 

4 Ashburton Place, 

Boston, Mass. 

70 Fifth Avenue, 

New York. 
1242 Twelfth Street, 
Washington, D. C. 

355 Wabash Avenue, 

Chicago, 111. 
525 Stimson Block, 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

414 Century Building, 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
25 King St., West, 

Toronto, Can. 

The melancholy days have come. 

The saddest of the year. 
The Index has been paid for, 

What then have we to fear ? 

Thei'e are " exams." to pass for some 
Of this Board's smartest men ; 

Their chances will be pretty bum. 
The Profs, will now roast them. 


/nbt. 'C^Ob^ Dairy and Vegetable Farm. 


IVIaplc Syrup and Sugar a Specialty. 





Passenger to Centre 10 cents. 

Passenger to Aggie 2.5 " 

2 passengers to Aggie 40 " 

3 or more passengers to Aggie each^ 15 " 

Passenger and trunk 25 " 

Barge leaves Mansion House, Northampton, at 11 o'clock every Saturday night. Price, 50 cents. 


'^a^^uici^xx^j^ii^ ^^xxiculinxul ®iDfII:e0^^ 

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 : an eleven weeks^ practical coiiJ^se 
in agriculture and kindred sciences; a foic?^ years' cotirse leading to the 
degree of Bachelor of Science ; and a graduate cotirse leading to the degree 
of Master of Science. 

Instruction. The courses of study as at present constituted include : — ■ 

1. 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 quanti- 
tative analysis, inorganic and organic. 

4. Zoology, entomology, the preservation of plants from destructive in- 
sects, 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 

6. Mathematics and physics, including practical work in surveying and 
road making. Meteorology in its relation to agriculture. Electrical engineer- 
ing with problems, and practical work with instruments. 

7. English. Care is given to the study of English language and liter- 
ature, that the student may be able to understand his mother tongue, and use 
it correctly and efficiently in the expression and enunciation of thought. As a 
means to this and other ends, Latin may be taken as an elective in Senior 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 
business world which control the market, finance, and the production and 
distribution of wealth. Especial attention is given to the economics of agri- 

culture. Science of government is studied, that the duties and privileges of 
the citizen may be understood. 

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 
17,123 volumes, properly classified and catalogued; the State collection of 
birds, insects, reptiles, and rocks of Massachusetts, with many additions ; the 
Knowlton herbarium 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 about 400 acres, divided between the agricultural, 
horticultural, and experiment departments, embracing every variety of soil, 
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 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 sixteen courses provided for the Senior class, four- 
teen are elective, Latin and advanced English having been added during the 
present year. 

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, 40 to 50 cents 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 appplication to the 


Amherst, Mass. 


Furiniltiuire and Carpet Rooms, 


Students' Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Draperies, 

'^^ Bedding, Bookcases, Blacking Cases, Desks, — 

Window Shades, Picture Frames, Cord, etc. 

lO Phoenix Ro>v, ^tiviHERST, M55SS. 

O O O O 





Suits made to order, $16 up. Trousers made to order, $5 up. 



Repairing done at short notice. Phoenix Row, AMHERST, MASS. 



The Leading Clothiers and Furnishers 

We always have a complete assortment of Ready-Made 
Clothing, Mackintoshes, Sweaters. Latest Styles in 
Hats and Caps, Gloves and Mittens. We also 


Suits, $13 to $40. Overcoats, $10 to $30. Trousers, $3 to $10. 

Sanderson & Thompson, Amherst, Mass. 

Aye! tear her tattered ensign down, 

The halyard 's stuck again ; 
The slop-pails were too much for her, 

She '11 never work again. 


Amherst's Best 

'XSh mt> GUTTEH 


^us/ness Suits . . SI9.00 
Custom !Pants . . 4.50 


Repairing and Pressing. 
Best of work. 

Satisfaction guaranteed. 

Special Prices to Students. 


Pi^aetieal ^Morseshoep 
and Jobber. 

o - 



G. s. k,e:^dhigk,, 


ish: . . 




]VIEf^Cf4flNTS' P^OW, fllV[f4EF^ST, JVIASS. 

HoiiLifll^D 8t GflliliOrlD, 


Harduuape, Gt^oeemcs, 


Paints, Oil, and 

PHOEfiix J^oca, flmHEHST, mRss. 





Paper Hangings and Borders. 
Toys, Fancy Goods, Cutlery. 
Agent for Rubber Stamps. 


Second-hand Text-Books Bought and Sold. 

College Alliii lailaclirers. 

Largest and Oldest in the United States. 

Manufactured the Class Albums as follows : 

Amherst College .... 11 classes. 

Brown University . . . . I.t classes. 

BowDoiN 13 classes. 

Bates 7 classes. 

Colby 10 classes. 

Dartmouth 6 classes. 

Massachusetts State College . 15 classes. 

Tufts 15 classes. 

Trinity 6 classes. 

"Williams 14 classes. 

Wesleyan 15 classes. 

Mass. Institute of Technology 6 classes. 

Boston University ... 10 classes. 

Maine State College ... 10 classes. 

Wellesley College, and others. 


Successors to 

J. G. Roberts' Old Roberts' Bindery, 

17 Province Street, Boston, Mass. 

J^urniturOy Carpets - ^ 






^\q. Car g est 
Stocl^ . . . 

£o\r>es{ Prices. 


a Spscialt^. 


^. C Ociwardsy 

Cor, iP/easant and ^rmorj/ Sis. 
^orihampioTij '?7/ass. 

iSui Uhei/ 're Sone, 

o o o o 

There used to be a shop 
Where a man could buy some pop. 
But there is n't any now. 

A dirty kind of dive 
Where the loafers used to thrive, 
But it's gone. 

Now you go around in vain ; 

No "set ups" on the game. 

O ! the way that things are run is pretty bum ! 

And there used to be a band 
Marched and played throughout the land, 
But there is n't any now. 

A miscellaneous concern. 
Hard its music to discern, 
But it 's gone. 

Now they march along the ground 
While the little drum they pound. 
O ! the way that things are run is pretty bum ! 

Sure, there used to be some privates 
Of the Senior Class in tactics. 
But there are n't any now. 

They carried little flags 
And they called themselves the wags, 
But they 're gone. 

Now these men are all commissioned, 

Come and see their hard position. 

O ! the way that things are run is pretty bum ! 

W. A. aiLE, 



405 JVEain Strebx, 

walker block, 

Rooms ID and ii, 




RUBX. MONTGOMEf^Y, Superintendent. 

. . . the: . . . 
I^argest Rose Growers in New Kngland. 

Over four acres of glass devoted exclusively to Roses and 

Chrysanthemums, requiring 400 horse power of steam 

boilers to heat this immense establishment. 

.. IRoses Supplieb in an^^ (Sluantitis .. 

At all Seasons of the Year. 


Six doors south of Post Office, 

Hail to thee, blithe spirit ! 

Bird thou never wert, 
That saileth through the window 

To the student all alert. 

Like a golden lightening 

To the student's mind 
Comes this slip of paper — 

Answers he 's to find. 

Established 1843. Incorporated 1895. 

" nt^/' Attention ! 


Mathematical Instruments 





Special Rates to Colleges, ^^,^».^w-,,w -w -^-..r^^^^.^^-.-. 





't^V5% Jc7L5% c?f> 

^be Zmlov 


. . ^inc %ot of Samples . . 





^Y' P 9< <^.r' 


VnaMed^ ^. ^Jj^'anc/i, ^i. ^. 


Until 9 A. M., 12 to 2 p. M., 
6 to 7 p. M. 

■/3 S^miw t/^/'^ei, S^yfmi€r<t'(, ,yMa^. 


iJraftinff Snsirumenti^ 
and Ouppli'eSj 

and ^yirthtci* T/fateriah, 


• XX 

Allen Brothers are our authorized agents at the M. A. C, and all orders jjlaced with 
them will receive prompt attention. 

WADSWORTH, HOWLAND & CO. (incorporated). 
82 and 84 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 

7)0 &0U 




Xk^chkr in dancing. 


Eighth Season with M. A. C. Men. 



J8®" All Correspondence promptly attended to. 



Healthy Mineral Waters, Popular Gloria Net'vine and Sparkling Soda 


Has on sale at zvholesale and retail, Diit-/^** Q+t^Ck/a^-f ^rvH o ]Vf o «-i «i-f or» +/-»»•■« t- 

at his long-estaUished aiid reliable KlVCr ^Z^LrCCL iii^UUd iYldllUrclClUry. 

Plain Soda in Siphons a Specialty. 

Soda Water in quart bottles, any flavor, or mixed flavors, $i.oo per dozen. 

Hmberst (ro==operatipe Steam Xaunbr^. 

Co^op^ratbe Steam Haundr^ and 
darpet K^^novating Sstablisl|meni. 

Aggie Agency with G. H. Wright, '98. 
Special Rates for Students. Satisfaction guaranteed in every case. 


Work taken Monday delivered Thursday ; taken Thursday, delivered Saturday. 

Hmberst Ibouee 
Xiver^, dFeeb anb Sale Stable. 




T. L. PAIGE, Proprietor, 





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Up ! Up ! my friend, and quit your books, 

Or surely you '11 grow double ; 
Exams, may come and you may go. 

But buy your clothes of Hubbell. 

AT THE . . 

Rrqhetsi Gtange Stote 

You. will find, a Large and. Select Assortnn.en.t of 


^ All Kinds of F^ruiits in Season. ^ 


MASON A, DICKINSON, Proprietor. 

Massachusetts ^ovicultural (^oUcqc. 

Gil {}[$ Golkge Tarm we }{avQ pure-bred 

lp>ercberon 1Dor6e6 

. and 

Soutbbown ©beep 

flnd iDe beg to announce {}[a{ \r>e usually \avQ surplus 
siocl^ of tliese breeds for sale at reasonable prices. 

For information, address 

F, S. COOLEY, Amherst, Mass. 

por liow Prices and Good 
Quality o5 Goods go to 

Jackson S- Cutler. 

They Make a Speciai^ty 
OF Gents' ----- 

7/ferino Underwear. 

There you will be sure to get suited from such a complete stock. 

Gents' Ties, Collars and Cuffs, 

I/aundered Shirts, Dress Shirts, 

Night Shirts, Suspenders, and 

Hosiery, Heavy Mittens and Gloves. 


7-lb Commercial Note Paper, in five-quire 
packages, 25 cents a package. Envelopes, 
white or buff, 5 cents a bunch. Envelopes, 
white or buff, 10 cents a bunch. Old Berkshire Mills Commercial Note 
Paper and Envelopes, 25 cents a box. Progress Pencils, 2 cents. 

^en^y Snk and T/fucilaffe, 

JflCI^SOri & CUTliEf^, 


J^3^'^:A Specially '^s 





Drtisrerist ^^p Chiemist. 

Imported and Domestic Cigars, Fancy and Toilet Articles, 
Sponges, Brusties, Etc. 

JlIJYLiEP^'S GfllslDlES, F^ES^ R^iD FI^IE. 




* * 2)ental IRooms * « 

Gas and Ether Administered Office Hours: 

when desired. 9 to 12 a.m., i.30 to 5 p.m. 

"Williams Block = = 2S^mticrst, IVIass. 

With little here to do or see 
Of things that in the classroom be, 
Pigskin, again I turn to thee, 
For thou art easy ; 
Thou unassuming, slippery ball 
Of leather, over which we sprawl, 
Although we cannot win at all 
Yet will we love thee ! 

O. G. COOCH & soi^s 


liamps, Gl^imnegs, Shades, and K^erosene Oil, 
— ,»^ Fruits, ]^ats, Biscuit, liunch and Sandwich ^cats, 

Sardines, Jellies and Jams 



Ouir Pmees afe t^ockHbottom. Give us a tPial, 


Jrfampcien Jrousej 


TlJ Debits win do well to give as a 
^ trial, and will ?iipd our acconanQoda'- 
tions ?irst class iip every respect. 

y/fodern Smprovements , , , 

. . . Tjerms !7ieasona6le. 

^^^^ ^V^. E. COONEJY, 





flmhei'st House Annex 

jVairciressin£f !/zooms. 

Aggies should not go around with 
long hair when they can have it 
artistically cut and trimmed at 

Pariseau Brothers., Amherst, Mass. 

Barbers' Supplies Always on Hand. 
Razors Honed. 

^Pariseau S3roiAers, 



Best Candy sold in America. 

Sole American Agent at the M, A. C. 




Can supply Jokes at reduced prices. 
Poetry will be furnished at wholesale. 
And Statistics always kept on hand. 

If you have a book to publish, call 
on us. . . "We ask only three times 
the price charged anywhere else. 


Zo ®ut IReabers. 

The Business Manager leads a life 

That few would care to follow ; 

Though he has his share of gall, 

There 's many things to swallow. 

If you had his good in mind 

You could make him happier. 

Trade with those who " ad." in here, 

And money will be freer. 

It is hard to stand on bluff 

And little satisfaction : 

The man who finds his "ad." of worth 

Is the man that 's moved to action. 

So, students, friends and classmates dear. 

As a parting word I 'd say, 

Don't buy your merchandise of those 

Who say our "ads." don't pay. 




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