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1 am Monticola, Volume One. We are 
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HERE are many men, and these of the number 
of our most distinguished citizens throughout our 
state, and also in other states of the Union, in 
whose patriotic hearts the name of the old 
Monongalia Academy lies enshrined as sacred 
to-day as it was in the years of long ago, and 
anything purporting to be even a sketch of West 
Virginia University would be very incomplete 
indeed, did it not mention this, themotherof our present institution. 
The last roar of the English guns had not ceased to reverber- 
ate on our coast when our people " west of the mountains," in their 

desire for a higher education, had secured the passage of an act by 
the Virginia legislature of 1814 incorporating the Monongalia 

This act appointed a board of ten trustees and provided for 
their perpetuation by permitting them to fill vacancies in their 
body by election. The act also provided that one-sixth of the fees 
received by the County Surveyor of Monongalia be paid into the 
hands of this board. It cannot be certainly ascertained at just 
what time the first session of the Academy was held, but the fol- 
lowing advertisement appeared in the Monongalia Spectator of 
March 9, 1816 : 

"A TUTOR in the uonongaua academy wanted." 

The Tutor of said Academy shall attend to the instruction of 
about twenty-five scholars in the several branches visually taught 
in the schools and academies, for which the Trustees of said 
Academy will pay said Tutor four hundred dollars per annum, by 
quarterly installments. 

"The foregoing is an extract from the proceedings of the 
Trustees of said Academy. 

T. Wir.sox, Secretary." 

The first Academy building, which we may suppose to have 
been completed about this date, was located on the corner of 
Spruce and Willey streets on the lot now owned by Thomas R. 
Evans. It was a long one-story brick building and was divided 
into two school rooms. 

In the year 1S2S two lots were bought, located on the corner 
of Walnut and Spruce streets; and between the years 1828 and 
[831 a two-story brick building was erected thereon for the use of 
the Academy. 

The old building was sold and, as a further endowment, the 
Virginia legislature passed an act authorizing the Trustees of the 
Academy to raise #20,000.00 by lottery. On the 26th day of Janu- 
ary, 1832, Thomas P. Kay contracted with Yates & Mclntyre of 
New York city to conduct the drawings. 

Of those early days only very meager information can be 
obtained and that is of uncertain and hazy character; but the names 
of Campbell, Woodrow, Glisson, Marshall, Van /.ant, Fairchild, 
Henry, Moss, Martin. Thompson and Russ appear in the list of 
principals and teachers From this point a record of the princi- 
pals of the school lias been obtained and is as follows: 

1831— Jonathan Paddock. 1852— James R. Moore- 

[833 — Thomas Martin. [864— A. W. LoRENTz (acting)- 

184] P. S. RUTER- 1864 \V. W. LAVERTY, 

1846 -Silas BitMNGS. [866 Jno. W. Scott. 

During this period the school widened its sphere of useful- 
ness and Morgantown became the educational center of the state. 
With the accession of Rev. J. R. Moore to the priucipalship, began 


a brighter era in the history of the school. At one time during 
his principalship fourteen different states were represented by 
students in the halls of the Academy. Prof. A. W. Lorentz was 
associated with him during the greater part of the twelve years that 


lie continued at the head of the school, and to his untiring energy 
and proficiency as a teacher was due much of the success of the 
institution. He was afterwards connected with the State Univer- 
sity and many a West Virginia boy's heart warms at the mention 
of his name. 

Thus for over a half century the Monongalia Academy sowed 
the seeds of progress in our valleys, and at last, when its work was 
done, it laid down its duties to he taken up by its child and 


TEeet (Virginia (Unimeif g. 


Congress passed an act. July 2, 1S62, donating lands to the 
states and territories to establish "Colleges for the benefit of 
Agriculture and Mechanic Arts." In 1864, this act was extended 
to the new born state of West Virginia. The funds thus obtained, 
amounting to $90,000, were used in founding the West Virginia 
Agricultural College, in 1S67, the name of which was changed the 
year following to that of the West Virginia University, and it has 
since been so known. 

While the legislature was considering the location of the pro- 
posed college, the Trustees of the Monongalia Academy offered 
them all the real estate and personal effects of the Academy, in- 
cluding the property known as Woodburn Seminary, provided 
Morgantown be selected as the seat of the college. In the early 
part of 1S67 the offer was accepted. The property so donated was 
as follows : 


Woodburn Female Seminary . . . $25,000 

Monongalia Academy and dwelling . 15,000 

Cash, bonds, bank stock, etc. . . . [0,000 

Library and other personal property . i,<xk> 

Total #51,00000 

By an act of the legislature the Governor was empowered to 
appoint a Board of Visitors, consisting of one person from each of the 
then eleven senatorial districts, who should establish and control 
the proposed college. This he did, and the Board held its first 
meeting in Morgantown on the third of April, 1S67. Rev Alexander 
Martin, D. IX, was elected President, and was formerly installed 
the following June, at the close of the first term of the Prepar- 
atory Department. At this time the Hon. J. T Hoke delivered 
an address and made the formal presentation to Dr. Martin of 
the College charter and keys. Dr. Martin replied in a lengthy 
inaugural address, which was afterwards printed and which is 
now preserved in the college archives. The condition of education 
in the State at the time is well delineated in the following extract 
from that address. Dr. Martin said: "It is a most humiliating 
truth, and enough to make one weep, that the unhappy and illib- 
eral legislation from across the mountains has left us here in West 
Virginia — an inheritance of hundreds and thousands and tens of 
thousands of our fellow citizens — unable to write their names or 
read God's word." In conclusion he spoke these prophetic words 
of the institution, " Even should the present generation fail to ap- 
preciate, improve and increase its power, it will still live, and 
coming ages shall build on the foundation which here, with faith 
and prayer, we lav, a fabric whose majestic proportions may exceed 
our most sanguine expectations." 


On the 20th day of August, 1867, was held the first faculty 
meeting. The faculty consisted of Rev. Alexander Martin, D. D., 
President; Rev. John W. Scott, D. D., LL. D., Vice President; and 
F. S. Lyon, A. M., Col. J. R. Weaver, A. M , and Samuel G. Ste- 
vens, A. M. The school opened regularly on the second of Sep- 
tember, 1867. Its work was divided into five departments, Liter- 
ary, Scientific, Agricultural, Military and Preparatory. 

Thus was laid the foundation of a college, which, it was 
hoped, would become, in time, one of the foremost educational in- 
stitutions of the Union, and upon which our State would rely, in 
future, for its scholars, merchants and statesmen; its farmers, 
engineers and architects. 

It was founded in those troublous times when the hands of 
its citizens were still red with the blood of the fratricidal strife 
from which our nation had just emerged; at a time when our 
infant State was struggling to recover from the financial depression 
and ruin into which war had plunged her. Scarcely more than a 
quarter of a century has passed since then. Our first graduate still 
wears his raven locks though he sits upon the supreme bench of 
our State, yet upon the spot where the old Woodburn Seminary 
once stood, the morning sun's rays are glinted back from the stately 
steeples of such a college as may well cause the hearts of its found- 
ers to beat proudly within their breasts. 


There were 124 students enrolled during the first year. In 
the three following years the enrollment reached the number of 166. 
The cause cannot be definitely ascertained, but from the year 1871 
to the year 1877 the enrollment steadily decreased until there were 
but 93 students enrolled in the latter year. This is the lowest number 
that has ever been enrolled in the institution. From that year 
until the present there has been a very slow but a very sure in- 

crease; and, except in the year 1883-84, the enrollment has never 
fallen below 100. In the year 1885, Prof. E. M. Turner, LL. D., 
was elected President. He had been a student of the old Monon- 
galia Academy and had afterwards graduated at Princeton, where he 
remained some time after graduation, as an instructor. During the 
whole period of his presidency the institution grew rapidlv, both 
in numbers and efficiency, and in the year 1893, when he resigned 
his post, there were 228 students enrolled, the largest number up 
to that time. 

In July, 1868, steps were taken toward the erection of a new 
building. About this time the Monongalia Academy was sold to 
the Board of Education of Morgantown, and is still used by them 
as the Public School Building of Morgantown. Soon after this the 
corner stone of what is now known as the Preparatory Building, was 
laid in the presence of a large number of people, with civic, relig- 
ious and military ceremonies. The total cost of this building was 
#57,000.00. Of this amount, #35,000 was appropriated by the 
legislature and the residue was the proceeds of the sale of the 
Academy, together with money borrowed by the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Board of Regents and afterwards paid by appropria- 
tions of the legislature. 

During the session of 1871-72, the legislature appropriated 
#2,500.00 for the construction of an Armory for the use of the 
State Cadets. 

The cost of this building, when completed, was about four 
thousand dollars, which excess was provided for by a subsequent 
appropriation. It continued to be used as an Armory up to the 
year 1888, when it was enlarged by appropriations from the U. S. 
government and devoted to the use of the Agricultural Experi- 
ment Station, now one of the most valuable adjuncts of the 

An additional building soon became necessary, by reason of 

Science and University Halls. 

the enlargement of the various departments of instruction, and on 
the 18th of June, 1S74, the corner-stone of University Hall was 
laid. The cost of the building as it now stands was #41,500. 
The plans of the architect provided for north and south wings, 
which have never been added. 

In the year 1888-89, the sum of $6,000 was appropriated for 
the construction of a building to be used for the Armory and Com- 
mencement Hall, which was finally completed in the summer of 
1892, at a cost of about #20,000. The original plan for the Armory, 
however, was changed and the basement floor, which was intended 
for that purpose, was fitted for the purposes of a Gymnasium, and 
is now so used. 

In the report of the President to the Board of Regents for the 
year 1S91-92 the following language occurs: "The legislature, 
at its last session, made an appropriation of #5,000 for a Mechanical 
Building and #15,000 to begin the construction of a Scientific 
Building." The first portion of the Mechanical Building was 
erected during the year 1891-92 at a cost of #5,000, An addition, 
costing #7,000, was afterward built in 1894-95, thoroughly adapting 
the building to the work of this department. It is well equipped. 

The Science Hall was completed in the summer of 1S93, at a 
cost of #40,000, and is now occupied by the Schools of Geology, 
Chemistry and Physics, Civil and Mining Engineering and Art. 

The total amount expended in the construction of the build- 
ings now belonging to the University has been about #175,000. 

The grounds belonging to the institution comprise about 
eighteen acres and form a natural park of great beauty. The Pre- 
paratory, University and Scientific Halls enclose three sides of 
a quadrangle and are situated on a high bluff formed of the 
Mahoning sandstone. The scenery surrounding the site is among 
the most beautiful of the world. To the north and south the great 
Monongahela stretches away in a beautiful sheet that would 
delight the heart of any boatman. On the northern side of the 

quadrangle a little stream has carved a deep gully and frets over 
miniature cataracts to the river beyond, and around and over all 
tower the magnificent Alleghenies. It is a spot that delights tin- 
heart of the geologist, and one to cause the lover of nature to lose 
himself in the beaut}- of his surroundings. 

3ncotne anb (Management 

The income of the University was, until recently, derived 
mainly from three sources: 

1. Interest on the Endowment Fund — This fund has 
been raised to the sum of #110,000 by legislative appropriation-,. 

2. Legislative Appropriations— The State Legislature 
has biennially appropriated a sum of money sufficient to meet the 
excess of expenditures over receipts. 

3. Tuition — But, as tuition has been practically free to all 
students from West Virginia, the income from this source has been 

A fourth source of income was added by the passage of 
the Morrill act by Congress, August 30, 1S90, whereby there 
came unto the treasury of the University for the year 1890 the sum 
of #15,000. This amount, by the terms of the act, will be increased 
by #1,000 per annum until it reaches a maximum of #25,000, after 
which the annual appropriation will be #25,000. Of this amount, 
#3,000 for each of the first five years and #5,000 per annum there- 
after was set apart by the Board of Regents for the instruction of 
the colored youth of the State at the Agricultural and Mechanical 
College located in the County of Kanawha. 

The general control of the institution has been delegated t" 
a Board of Regents appointed by the Governor of the State. Until 
the legislative session of 1895, this consisted of one man from each 
of the senatorial districts, appointed for the term of six years, By 
the acts of 1S95, chapter I., section 78, this number was reduced to 


nine, and provision was made for the appointment of a new board. 
The term of office of the members of the new board is six years, 
and the appointment of three new regents biennially is pro- 
vided for. 


In the inception of the University the course of instruction 

was divided into five branches. The endowment of the institution 
made instruction in military tactics and such branches of learning 
as are related to agriculture and mechanic arts, obligators In 
connection with these three other departments were added. 

The Preparatory Course was designed to meet the neces- 
sities of those who were not sufficiently advanced to enter the other 
departments. It was rendered necessary by the paucity of schools 
throughout the State whose courses of study were not adapted to 
prepare students for collegiate work, and it is a humiliating fact 
that the improvident supervision of our Normal and High v Schools 
has continued to render necessary, not only the continuation of 
this department in connection with the University, but also the 
establishment of a special school at Montgomery, Payette County, 
for the purpose of preparing students for collegiate work. 

The Literary and Scientific Courses have subsequently been 
very greatly enlarged, and changed until they now present system- 
atic courses of instruction leading to the degrees of A. B., A. M. 
1!. S., and M. S. 

The early agricultural work of the college at first consisted 
largely of a volunteer labor corps, which was composed of such 
young men as were willing to struggle to win, by tin- sweat of their 
brows, the prize offered for the best cultivated piece of ground. 

This feature of the course seems to have disappeared about the 

year 1S73, and the course itself seems to have had an uncertain 
and perfunctory existence until the year 1S91, when the Hon. T. C. 
Atkeson was elected Professor of Agriculture. The course leading 

Hon. Geo. C. Stcrgis, 

Closely Indentified with the Development of the 

University, and for Thirteen Years Secretary 

of the Board of Resents, 

to the degree of P. S. Agr. was then arranged and has since con- 
tinued as a regular course in the University. 

In June, [878, the departments of Law and Medicine were 


Preparatory Building. 

established. The department of Medicine continued to exist as a 
professional school until the year 1888, when it was made one of 
the academic schools of the University, with the title of the .School 
of Biology. The Law School has continued in successfulo peration 
as a professional school to the present, and has now one hundred 
and sixty one graduates. 

In 1882 the curriculum system was abolished and the school 
system adopted The course of instruction was divided into ten 
schools, of which eight were academic and two professional. Of 
these the School of History has been included in the School of 
Metaphysics and Political Science, and the School of Biology has 
been established as mentioned above. 

The University has just adopted the university system of or- 
ganization. There are four colleges — Arts and Sciences, Law, 
Engineering and Agriculture — each in charge of a Dean — and four 
schools — the Preparatory School, the School of Military Science 
and Tactics, the School of Biology and the Commercial School. 

The School of Civil and Mining Engineering was established 
in 1888, with a course of instruction leading to the degree of 
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. The School of Mechan- 
ical Engineering and the Mechanic Arts was added in the year 
1891 ; a building provided and a course of instruction developed 
leading to the degree of Bachelor of .Science in Mechanical Engi- 
neering. Besides these there are special courses in Bookkeeping 
and Commercial Law, Pedagogy, Anatomy and Physical Culture. 
At the beginning of the present year there was also added a special 
course in Stenography, Typewriting and Penmanship ; thus offering 
to the young men of the State a splendid opportunity to secure a 
business education while pursuing the regular collegiate studies. 

At the present time there are eight under-graduate degrees 
regularly conferred. Under this head it may be well to glance 
briefly at the requirements for each degree. 

1. The degree of Bachelor of Arts requires the usual work of 
the American College. Its distinctive feature is a study of Latin 
and Greek. 

2. The degree of Bachelor of Science differs from that of Arts, 
mainly for the substitution of Modern for Ancient Languages, and 
in requiring a more extensive course in Mathematics and the 
sciences of instruction. 

3. The degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 
requires a course including Roads, Roofs and Bridges, Hydraulics, 
Steam and Mining Engineering. 

4. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is given 
after the completion of a course designed to combine the essentials 
of a liberal education with technical and professional work. 

5. The degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture requires 
the mastery of a course designed to fit the student for becoming a 
thorough farmer and a good citizen. A sufficient amount of work 
in the Mechanic Arts department is required to give him a practi- 
cal working knowledge of wood and iron. 

6 The degree of Bachelor of Laws requires the completion of 
a course of study that is fully equal to that required by our best 
American Law Schools. The course is arranged for two years, but 
up to the present time students have been permitted to take it in 
one year. Since the addition of another professor to the Law 
Faculty, however, the work has become too extensive for a single 
years' course, and it only requires legislative action on the admis- 
sion of applicants to the bar of the State to cause the course to be 
permanently extended to two years. 

7 and S. The degrees of B. S. and A. B. in Law require forty 
hours in addition to the regular course in Law to be taken in 
English, Moral and Political Science, Language ( Modern and 
Ancient ) and the Science of Mathematics. Besides these degrees, 
courses are arranged leading to the degrees of A. M. and M. S. 


(Experiment ^fafton 

In the act of Congress, by which the original Agricultural Col- 
leges were established, there was no provision for any experimental 
work in connection with the class room work, and it was chiefly 
for this reason that our course in Agriculture so long languished. 
Some few experiments were conducted, it is true, in the Chemical 
Laboratory of the institution ; but these were chiefly for the pur- 
pose of illustrating class work, and few, if any, experiments were 
made for the object of original research. To supply this defect and 
give opportunity for the diffusion of such knowledge as should be 
gained by research and investigation, experiment stations were 
established by the general government in the various states. 

An extended account of this department will be found on 
another page. 

HEorfi of tU (Unittereitg 

The number of students who have been in attendance at the 
University, and the number of those who have graduated, is given 
in the following table : 



1867 '68 124 

i868-'6a 154 

lN'>y-'70 161 I 

iS7o-'7i [66 2 

lS 7 I-' 7 2 159 4 

' s 72-'73 144 13 

1873 '71 138 7 

' S 7I '75 i-'.S 7 

'875-'76 96 8 

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The present faculty of the institution consists of the president, 
eighteen professors and five assistant professors. In addition to 
these, there is, in connection with the school, a field agent and a 

The following is a list of professors, instructors and various 
other functionaries, exclusive of the Hoard of Regents, who have 
been connected with the University and station since their organi- 
zation : 

[868-'6a A. O. Alcott, A. B. . . . Elocution 

i89i-'92-'93-'95 B. C. Ai.dkrson, A. B. . Ancient Languages 


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A. D. Hopkins, Ph. D. . . Entomology 

Clara Hough .... Librarian 
Lieut. J. M. Ingalls, U. S. A. 

Mathematics and Military Science 
W. O. Ison, A. M. . . Military Tactics 

T. M. Jackson, C. E. Civil and Mining Eng. 

D. D. Johnson, A. M. . . . Agriculture 
J. L. Johnson, M S , C. E. CivilandMin. Eng. 
Judge Okkv Johnson, A. M., LL- B. 

Dean of Law School 
C. R. Jonks, B. S., C. E. Asst. Mechanical Eng. 
Woodville Latham, A. M., Chem. and Phys. 
J. M. LEE, A. M. Military Science an 1 Tactics 
A. W. Lorkntz, A. M. Principal of Preparatory 

F. S. Lyon, A. M English 

A. C. Magruder, B. S. Station Dairyman 

Alexander Martin, D. D. . . President 

E. M. Martin . Assistant in Woodworking 
Susie: Mayers . Station Stenographer 
J. W. V. McBeth, A. M. Hist and Political Econ 
J. J. McLean, S. C, U. S. A . Meteorology 
J. H. McMechan . Principal Preparatory 
J. B. Morrill, S. C, U. S. A. . Meteorology 
A. W. Mii.ler, A. M. . ■ Preparatory 
T. C. Miller, A. M. Principal Preparatory 
C. F. MiLLSPAUGH, M. D. . Station Botanist 
R. L. Morris, B. S , C. E. Asst. Mining Eng. 
Margaret Morrow, . . . Librarian 
J. A. Myers, Ph. D. Director of Ex. Station 
H. N. Ogden, A. M. . . . English 
Capt. H. H. Pierce, A. M., Bot. U. S. A. 

Mathematics and Military Tactics 

i86 9 -'7i, '71- 

i8 9 2-'95 

lS 75-'77 


1 893- '94 


iS67-'7i, '68- 

' s 73-'79 

i 8 93 


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18 9-'72 


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'89 D. B. PurinTon .... Metaphysics 

Lieut. F. DeW. Ramsey, 14th inft., r. s. a. 

Military Science and Tactics 
F. W. Rank, B. S. in Agr., M. S. 

Station Horticultural Micros. 
Lieut. E. T. C. Richmond, U. S. A. 

Mathematics, Military Science and Tactics 
P. B. Reynolds, D.D..A.M. . M. and P. Science 
W. F. Reynolds, A.M. 

Assistant in Metaphysics and English 
W. E. RUMSEY, B. S. Agr. 

Professor of Entomology and Botany 

77 J. W. ScoTT, D.D. . Lang, and Mental Science 

E. Shisler . . Supt. Grounds and Bldgs. 

George W. Semans .... Janitor 

B. W. Smith, A. M. 
Maj. T. S. Snyder 
J. B. Solomon, A. M. 
J. C. Spriggs, Jr , S. C, 
J. J. Stephenson, Ph.D. 
S. G. Stevens, A.M. 
J. S. Stewart, M.S. . 
H. G. Stoetzer, A.B. 
Bessie L. Stcckey, 
J. R. Thompson, A.M. 
E. M. Turner, LL.D . 
E. H. Vickers, A.B. 
T. F. Watson . 
T. L. Watson, S. C 


Mat. and Mili. Tactics 

Prin. Preparatory 

U. S. A. . Meteorology 

Physical Science 

. Physical Science 


. Preparatory 

. Stenographer 



. Preparatory 

. Assistant Station Chemist 

U. vS. A. Meteorology 

Col. J. R. Weaver, A.M. . Math. Mil. Tactic s 
RUFUS WEST . Assistant in Metal Working 

I. C. White, A.M., Ph.D. . . . Geologv 



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W. S. Ai.drich, M. E. Mechanical Engineer 

P>. M. Au.KX, M. D. Anatomy and Physiology 
R. A. Armstrong, A. M. . . English 

T. C. Atkeson, Ph. I). . . Agriculture 

[889 '90 

Hon. c. I,. Thompson, 
hii Years a Member of the Hoard of Regents. 

Lieut. E. S. Avis, U. S. A. Math, and Mili. Tact. 

II. R. Baldwin, B. S. . . Station Chemist 

W. T. W. Barbs, M. S. . Traveling Agent 

R. C. Kerkki.y, A. M. . Ancient Languages 

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H. W. Brock, M. D. Anatomy and Physiology 
L. S. Brock, M. D. Anatomy and Physiology 

St. George T. Brooke, A. M., LL.D. 

Common and Statute Law 
James E. Brown, B. S., LL. B. . Preparatory 
S. B. Brown, A. M. . . . Geology 

L. C. CORBETT, B. S. , B. Agr. Agric and Hortic. 
W. 15. Outright, A. B. . . Preparatory 

William Danser, X Y Z . . janitor 

H. B. Davenport, C. E. Civil and Mining Kng. 
J. E. Davis, A. B., LL. B. . . Preparatory 

R. J. J. DeRoode, Ph. D. . Station Chemist 
Hon. John A. Dili.E . . . Law 

R. W. DouTHAT, A. M., Ph. D. Ancient Lang. 
Sergt. L. Dunne, U. S. Meteorology and Teleg. 

E. S. ELLIOTT, A. B., LL. B. . Preparatory 

F. L. Emory, B. S., M. E. Mechanical Eng- 
vSergt. J. M. D. Tek Meteorology and Telegraphy 
W. M. Fontaine, A. M. Chemistry and Phys. 

G. M. GLOVER, A. M. Political Econ. and Hist. 
J. L. Goodknight, D. I). . . President 
G. W. Gray, Ph. I). Assistant Station Chemist 
George W. Hagans Supt. of Grounds and Bldgs 

A. J. Hare, A. B. Asst. in Ancient Languages 
H. M. Harmon, D. I). . Languages 
J. W. Hartigan, A. M., M. I)., P. S. S. C, 

F. R. M. G., A. G. . Biology and Athletics 
J. I. Harvey, A. M., Ph. I). Modern Languages 
M. ELIZABETH HEERMANS Station Stenographer 
Capt. C. C. Hewitt, LotH Inft., U. S. A. 

Military Science and Tactics 

B. H. HiTE, M. S. . . Station Chemist 



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1 882- '83 


A. R. WhiTEHixi,, A.M., Ph.D. 

Physics and Chemistry 
\V. P. WlIAEY, A.M. . Equity and Jurisprudence 
D. M. WmiS . Preparatory and Commercial 
Lieut. J. L,. Wilson, 4.TH U. S Autii.i.icry 

Mathematics and Military Tactics 
William L. Wilson, A.M. . . President 

F. Woods, A.B Preparatory 

F. M. Woods, A.M., Ph.D. . . Languages 


Thus we have taken a hasty glance at the foundation and 
growth of higher education in our state as exemplified by the 
State Institution. No one knows better than our own sturdy 
mountaineers, what it has cost them to establish, maintain, and 
finally push to success, this, the "Pride of the Alleghenies." No 
one knows better than they, with what pride and affection it is 
now regarded among the hills and valleys of West Virginia. 

In the present year our attendance has leaped from 283 to 
nearly 400, and the time is not far distant when a thousand 
students will throng our halls to lay their offerings at the shrine 
of Athena. This prediction may seem extravagant, in view of the 

present attendance, but it is warranted by surrounding~conditions. 
The institution has for years been quietly accumulating an equip- 
ment which is now fully equal to that of the best American State 
Universities. It has been, during its brief existence, laying a 
foundation of solid worth, which will, now that it is becoming 
generally known, fully answer the expectations of all who may 
come, however hypercritical they may be. 

It has ever been the aim of the institution to cultivate those 
qualities of mind and heart which will best fit the student for the 
battle of life and make him most useful to his fellow man. In the 
extent and quality of its work, in the completeness of its equip- 
ments, and the adaptation of its methods, and in the breadth of 
its culture, the West Virginia University stands second to no State 
institution in our Union to-day. It is, moreover, a progressive 
institution. Each year it reaches forward to a more perfect real- 
ization of the purposes for which it was called into being. Its 
Alumni, as they increase in number and prominence, cast back- 
ward glances at their alma mater among the hills and forget not 
to extend a helping hand. By its years of usefulness it has 
secured for itself a place in the hearts of West Virginians that 
may be envied by any institution of learning, however exalted. 

George M. Ford, a.b. 


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1867 — 1875 

Dr. Alexander Martin, the man who organized the West Virginia University and served as its first President, was born in Nairn, 
Scotland, in 1822. In early life his parents came to this country and settled near Steubenville, Ohio. He entered Allegheny College and 
graduated in 1847, taking the highest honors of his class. After completing his college course Dr. Martin entered the ministry of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, serving a number of years on various charges in the West Virginia Conference. It is his work as an educator, 
however, that makes him a conspicuous character in the history of our State. He was for six years Principal of the Northwest Virginia 
Academy at Clarksburg, and then for ten years occupied the chair of Ancient Languages in Allegheny College. Under the direction of the 
Hoard of Regents he organized the West Virginia University, and in 1867 was inaugurated as its President. Under his management the 
University was placed on a good foundation and given the impetus which has brought it on to its present prosperity. After eight vears of 
service here, he was made President of the Indiana Asburv, now DePauw University. He remained at the head of this institution for fourteen 
years, and tor eighteen years was Professor of Mental and Moral Science. The degree of D.D. was conferred upon Dr. Martin by the Ohio 
Wesleyan 1'niversity, and that of PL D. by his Alma Mater. In his church he received many honors. He was sent as a delegate to the 
Ecumenical Conference, which met at Pondon, and to numerous other important conferences and conventions. He died in Greencastle, 
Indiana, December 25, 1893. 

J. R. Thompson Wm. L. Wilson 

E. M. Turner j. L. Goodknight Alexander Martin 


1876 — 1881. 

John Rhey Thompson, the second regularly elected President of the West Virginia University, was born at Carrolltown, Ohio, March i), 
1852. He is a graduate of Mount Union College of the class of 1S71. He entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was 
given a charge in the Pittsburg Conference. In 1873 he was transferred to the West Virginia Conference, and stationed at Chapline Street 
Church, Wheeling. Remaining there three years he was appointed pastor of the church at Morgantown. At this time the university was 
without a president. The Board of Regents, recognizing Mr. Thompson as a man of high attainments and intellectual qualities, elected him 
President of the institution without his solicitation. He thus became the youngest college president in America at that time. The institution 
immediately entered upon a brighter era. Its equipment was increased, the faculty enlarged, and the schools of law and medicine were 
established. In November, 187s, Mr. Thompson, feeling that the State was in need of an educational paper, began the publication of the 
" West Virginia Journal of Education," but at the end of the first year was obliged to give up his journalistic labors on account of the pressure 
of other duties and failing health, the paper being merged into the " New England Journal of Education." In March, iSSi, having received 
a call to the pastorate of Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church in Jersey City, New Jersey, he resigned the presidency of the university and 
accepted the profered appointment. He is at the present time pastor of a church in Brooklyn, New Vork. 


1882 — 1883. 

William Eyne Wilson, third President of the West Virginia University, was born in Jefferson County, Virginia, (now West Virginia), 
May 3, 1843. When he was four years of age his father died, leaving him, an only son, to the care of his mother, who took special pains in 
educating him. He first attended the Charlestown Academy and afterwards entered Columbian College, where he took the degree of A. B. 
in 1S60. After graduating he became a student in the University of Virginia, but the civil war breaking out at this time, he entered the 
Confederate army. From 1865 to 1867 he was assistant to the Chair of Ancient Languages in Columbian College, and from 1867 to 1871 was 
given the full professorship of Latin. In the meantime he studied law in the same institution and graduated from that department in 1S67. 
He resigned his professorship in 1871, and began the practice of law in Charlestown. For three years he served as County Superintendent of 
Free Schools. In June, 1882, he was elected President of the State University and assumed control of the institution September 6, but on 
September 20 he was nominated as the Democratic candidate for Congress in the Second District, and was elected in October. He resigned 
the presidency of the University, but remained until June, 1883. The honorary degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him by Columbia 
University and also by Hampden-Sydney College. With his political career every one is so well acquainted that it is useless to speak of it 
here. At present he is rendering good service to the country as Postmaster General. 


1885 — 1893. 

Eli Marsh Turner, the fourth president of the West Virginia University, was born near Clarksburg, Ya., (now West Virginia) December 
24, 1S44. His early life was spent on a farm. He prepared for college at a school 111 Culpepper, Va., and at the old Monongalia Academy at 
Morgantown. After teaching a 3'ear at the latter school he entered Princeton University as a .Sophomore in 1S65, graduating in 1867. While 
in college he was chosen junior orator from the literary society to which he belonged, and was chosen by the faculty as valedictorian of his 
class. After graduation Dr. Turner spent a year at home and then returned to Princeton as a tutor in Greek. He remained here four years. 
Returning to Clarksburg he taught until 1875, when he began the study of law. In 1S76 he was elected by the Democrats of the third district 
to represent them in the State Senate. After his term of office expired he practiced law until 1881 at Clarksburg, and then retired to his farm. 
Again in 18S2 he was before his party as a candidate for the legislature but was defeated. In June, 1S85, he was elected president of the State 
University, and immediately took charge of the institution. This position he filled most efficiently until 1S93. The degree of LL-D. was 
conferred upon him by Washington and Jefferson College in 18S6. Dr. Turner still resides at Morgantown, although his business headquarters 
are at Wheeling. 



Dr. J. L. Goodknight, the fifth president of the West Virginia University, was born in Allen county, Kentucky. His early education 
was begun in a log school house in his native State and finished at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee. He also completed the 
course at Unison Theological Seminary of New York City, after which he entered the ministry of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 
iSS 1 he went as a delegate to the Presbyterian council which met at Belfast, Ireland. Five years later he attended the World's Sunday School 
Convention held in London. This time he spent two years abroad in study and travel. He attended one term at the University of Edinburg, 
Scotland. Hen- he distinguished himself by taking first honors in hisclasss in philosophy, which was composed of one hundred and sixty-four 
members. He then spent a year at the University of Jena, Germany. Here he studied under Professor Reime, the great pedagogical leader of 
Southern Germany. Professor Haeskel, the greatest living biologist in Europe, and Professor Liepmann, the famous young German psychologist, 
were also among his instructors at Jena. In order to make a careful study of the methods of the great universities of Europe he visited among 
others the German universities of Halle, Leipsig, Berlin, Vienna and Zurich, and Geneva in Switzerland. He also visited Oxford and Cambridge 
and the leading Scotch universities. After an extended trip through the oriental countries he returned to the United States in 1891. 
While abroad he was invited to become pastor of a church of his denomination at Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. This appointment he accepted 
upon his return. His election to the presidency of the university occurred in June, 1895. 

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College, St. Albans, W. Va.; 1S84-85, President Bnckner College, Witcherville, Ark ■ 1885-89 
Professor of English, West Virginia University; 1889., Professor of Metaphysics and Vice 
President; 1893-95, Acting President, West Virginia University. 

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Richmond, Va, College, 1858; studied one year in the University of Virginia- took post 
graduate work in the Universities of Heidelberg and Gottingen, Germany, a, d La Sarbonne 
Pans; Professor in Shelbyville, Glanes and Shelton Colleges, Kentucky; Principal Masonic 
High School, Cleveland, Ton.; 1875-9*. Professor of Modern Languages, West Virginia 
I mversity; Member Modern Language Association of America; Member American Philoloei- 
cal Association. ft 


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LL.B., 1858, Harvard University; A.M., 1874, Marietta College; 1858, admitted to the bar; 
1858-62, attorney at law, Middlebourne; 1862-77, practiced law at Parkersburg; 1S70-71, 
Member West Virginia Senate; 1872, Member West Virginia Constitutional Convention; 
1877-90, Judge of West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals; 18S3-90, President West Virginia 
Supreme Court of Appeals; 1890-95, practiced law at Charleston, W. Va. ; 1S95, Dean West 
Virginia University Law School. 

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A.M., West Virginia University; LL.D., Wake Forest College; 1869-7S, attorney at law; 
1878, Professor of Law, West Virginia University; 1891, published "Common Law Pleading 
and Practice." 


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A.M., Dickinson College; 1864-78, practiced law in Morgantown, W. Va., and Baltimore, 
Md.; 1868, nominated for Attorney General of West Virginia; 1872, Delegate to the Baltimore 
National Convention; 1872, Prosecuting Attorney of Monongalia County; 1878-83, Editor, 
Wheeling " Register;" 1883-96, Professor of Law, West Virginia University; 1894, published 
" Procedure in the Courts of Law and Equity." 

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A.M., Emory and Henry College; Ph.D., Roanoke College; 1873-84, Professor in the 
Missouri University, School of Mines and Metallurgy; 1884-87, Principal Collegiate Institute, 
New Mexico; [887-89, President Collegiate Institute, Arkansas; 1889-90, Professor in the Ken- 
tucky Military Institute; 1890-95, President Barboursville College; 1895, Professor Ancient 
Languages. West Virginia University. Published " Hieroglyphics Applied to Interpretation of 
Languages." Ready for publication: "Vade Mecum," "Greek Lessons for Ministers in the 
Field," "New Categories or Original Conceptions," "Phonetic Synapsis Applied to Interpreta- 
tion of Language," "Psychological Elocutionary Drill Book." 


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A.B. and A.M., Princeton University; Ph.D., 1887, Washington and Jefferson College. 
After graduation, spent one year at the School of Mines at Freiberg, Germany, and at the 
University of Leipsic. Traveled extensively in Europe. For four years was Professor of 
Physical Science in one of the best institutions on the Pacific Coast. 1S81-85, Principal of 
Linsly Institute, Wheeling; 1885, Professor of Chemistry and Physics in West Virginia I'ni- 
versity; Treasurer of the same. For years a correspondent and contributor to the Chicago 
"Tribune," the San Francisco "Chronicle," the Philadelphia "Press," and the New York 
"Tribune." Wrote Bulletin No. 2 of the West Virginia Experiment .Station. In 1889 wrote 
a History of Education in West Virginia. Con- 
tributed thirteen articles tor the Columbian 
History of Education in West Virginia. A fre- 
quent contributor to magazines and member of 
various scientific societies. 

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B.S., 1883, West Virginia University; M.S., 1886, West Virginia University; C.E., 1S90, 
West Virginia University; 1883-85, location W. Va. & P. R. R. ; 18S5, construction, B. & O. R. R ; 
1886-90, Maintenance of Way, P. R. R. ; 1890-91, Assistant in Engineering Department, 
West Virginia University; 1891-93, Professorof Applied Mathematics, West Virginia University; 
1893, Professor Civil and Mining Engineering, West Virginia University. 


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A. I?., 1883, and A.M., 1886, West Virginia University; 1883-85, teacher in a school of 
mathematics and languages, Martinsburg, W. Va.; 1885-90, principal of Glenville State Normal 
School; 1S90-91, assistant professor of geology in West Virginia University; 1S91, professor of 
geology in West Virginia University; published " The Lower Coal Measures of Monongalia 
and Preston Comities, W. Va," "The Soils upon the Different Geological Formations of West 
Virginia;" director of National Educational Association from West Virginia for three years; 
was member of State Board of Kxaminers for four years; member of American Association for 
Advancement of Science, and also of American Academy of Social and Political Science. 

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A.M., West Virginia University; M D., Medical Department Wooster University, Indiana 
State Eclectic Medical School, Indianapolis; Baltimore Medical College, Baltimore, and 
Bellevue Hospital, .Medical College, New York City; <'..(> , Missouri Obstetrical College, St. 
Louis, Mo.; foundation fellow Society Science, Letters and Arts, London, England; fellow of 
the Royal Microscopical Society, London; member Association American Anatomists; member 
American Microscopical Society; member American Association for the Advancement of 
Physical Education; published "Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene," and " Plant Analysis." 



Graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 1S83; M.E., Stevens 
Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J., 1884; 1885-87, professor of mathematics and drawing, 
High School, Reading, Pa.; 18S7-89, professor of drawing, Manual Training High School, 
Philadelphia, Pa. ; 1889-91, instructor in drawing; 1891-92, Associate in Mechanical Kngineer- 
ing, Department of Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.; mem- 
ber of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; member of the American Society of 
Naval Engineers; member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; member 
of the Franklin Institute, Electrical Section; 
member of the Society for the Promotion of 
Engineering Education; associate member 
American Institute of Electrical Engineers. 


B.S., 1877, and M.S., 18S0, West Virginia University; 1877-91, Assistant Professor of 
Mathematics in the West Virginia University; 1891, Professor of Mathematics. 


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A.B., 1886, and A.M., 1889, West Virginia University; 1886-93, Principal West Liberty 
Normal School; 1889-94, Major 1st Regiment National Guard; 1889, admitted to the bar; 
1893-94. Professor of Mathematics, West Virginia University; 1894, Professor of English; 1896,' 
Member Board of Directors, N. K. A.; Member American Association Political "and Social 
Science; Member of the American Society of Psychical Research; Editor of "Public School 

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A.M., 1889, West Virginia University; Assistant in Fairmont Normal and Principal of 
Fairmont High School, 1873-75; spent two years at A.Irian College, Michigan; Principal of the 
Fairmont High School, 1X77-93; Professor of Pedagogy and Principal Preparatory Depart- 
ment West Virginia University, 1893; candidate of his party for State Superintendent Free 
Schools, 1892; frequent contributor to educational and religious journals. 


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A.B., 1SS9, West Virginia University; 1889, Assistant in the Preparatory Department of 
the West Virginia University. 


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Received his appointment as a cadet to West Point while a student of the West Virginia 
University in 1870; was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Nineteenth Infantry in 1S74; 
served actively on the frontier until 1-S90, when his company was stationed at Detroit; promoted 
to Captain in 1892; assigned to the West Virginia University as Military Instructor, 1895. 


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B.S., [884, M.S., 18S7, West Virginia University. After his graduation he was engaged 
in newspaper work up to June, 1895, when the Regents of the University elected him to his 
present position. For eight years he was connected with the " Daily State Journal " of 
Parkersburg, for five years being its editor. In 1S92 Mr. Barbe published "Ashes and 
Incense," a volume of poems which met with favorable reception by the critics in this country 
and England. He has written a volume of short stories called " In the Virginias,'' which will 
soon be published. He is now giving his Alma Mater his entire time and energies, and his 
services are proving eminently helpful to the University. 

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1891, Instructor M. E. Conference Seminary, Buckhannon, W.Va., and the West Virginia 
business College; 1892-93, Instructor in the Northwestern Academy at Clarksburg, W. Va., and 
was also connected with the Clarksburg " Telegram " during the same period; 1894, Instructor 
in the Central Commercial College, Cumberland, Md.; 1895, Principal of the Weston 
College of Commerce. 


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B.S.C.K., 1895, West Virginia University; Assistant in Civil and Mining Engineering, 1895. 

Cfarence (K/3oneB, QS.^.C<£. 


B.S.C.E., 1895, West Virginia University; Assistant in Mechanical Engineering, 1895. 

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1891-93, County Superintendent Free Schools, Upshur County, W. Ya. ; R.P. , '92, West 
Virginia Conference Seminary; A.B , 1895, West Virginia University; Assistant in Preparatory 
Department, 1895; Manager Football Team, 1S95-96; Business Manager " Monti cola. " 



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HE West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station was organized at the June meeting of the 
Board of Regents of the West Virginia University in 1888, by the board making provision to utilize 
the United States appropriation, directing a station building to be constructed, defining the polic}- 
it wished pursued, and electing John A. Myers director. Owing to delays from one cause and 
another in the construction, the new building was not occupied until the following spring. Since 
then the station has been enlarged at different times by the addition of a dairy department, a 
chemical department, a botanical department, an agricultural department, a meteorological depart- 
ment, an entomological department and a horticultural department. The creamery industry was 
developed under the auspices of the Experiment Station. A large collection of the flora of the State 
has also been made. A large number of experiments, testing fertilizers in various sections of the state, and testing 
different varieties of garden, farm and fruit crops in different sections of the State, have also been made; also a large 
amount of important entomological work relating particularlyto forestry and such. 

Under the auspices of the Agricultural Experiment Station the system of Farmers' Institutes in the State was 
organized, and has been more or less energetically pushed b} r the station ever since its organization. 

The Experiment Station has added largely to the strength of the University, affording facilities for agricul- 
tural education, and the new course in agriculture, together with the farm recently purchased by the University for 
the Experiment Station, will largely increase its usefulness to the agricultural interests of West Virginia. 

All fertilizers sold in West Virginia are inspected and analyzed under the direction of the Experiment Sta- 
tion, the work in the several departments of the Experiment Station being thoroughl}' done by the members of the 
station staff having charge of those divisions of the work. 

The station has published forty-two bulletins and three annual reports, together with a great number of 
scientific papers and newspaper articles of a popular character, which are mailed to about 31,000 farmers in the 
State. The library and laboratories, the greenhouses, with the gardens and farm, are available for the use of 
students of the West Virginia University under proper control and direction. No instructional work is given in the 
Experiment Station, but students have ample opportunity of acquainting themselves with the methods, and of doing 
work in the station under the direction of the staff. 


West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, 1894. 

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Was born May 29, 1853, upon a farm near West Libert)-, Ohio County, West 
Virginia, where he resided until after he completed his college course, working 
upon the farm during his college vacations, and knowing nothing of city life 
until after he had completed his college course. He prepared for college at the 
West Virginia State Normal School at West Liberty, and graduated at Bethany 
College in the A.B. course in June, 1875. During his last year in college he- 
was placed in charge of the chemical laboratory of that institution, which at that 
time was one of the most complete in the Southern States. After graduating he 
remained one year at that institution, taking post-graduate studies and teaching 
analytical chemistry. He was elected Professor of Chemistry and Physics in 
Butler University, near Indianapolis, Ind., where he organized and fitted up their 
chemical and physical laboratories. At the end of one year he resigned his 
position to continue his studies in the universities of German}-, where he remained 
three and one half years, studying and carrying on original investigations in the 
chemical laboratories at Goettingen, Breslau and Berlin, where he was under the immediate guidance of some of 
the most celebrated professors of Europe. His vacations were used for traveling, and enabled him to travel 
nearly all over Europe, through Egypt, Palestine, portions of Turkey and Greece. During his last year in 
German)- he was elected Professor of Chemistry and Natural History in the Kentucky University, which he 
reorganized, and where he added materially to the equipment and efficiency of its chemical laboratory. 
From Kentucky he was invited to the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississ'ppi. Here he planned, 
built, organized and equipped their splendid chemical laboratory, one of the best in the South, and also 
organized the work of their State Chemist, he being the first State Chemist of Mississippi. He also organized the 


chemical work of their Agricultural Experiment Station, being first chemist to their Agricultural Experiment Sta- 
tion, and, in conjunction with Professor Gully, the Prof essor of Agriculture in that institution, he organized the 
first Farmers' Institute ever held in the State of Mississippi. During- his stay of seven years in that State he saw 
the agricultural interests of the State materially advance through these channels. After spending seven years at 
this institution, he was invited by the Board of Regents of the West Virginia University to return to his native 
State and organize the West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, with which he has been connected since its 
foundation. The entire organization of the Experiment Station, the planning of its buildings, their equipment, 
the organization of the work, and the assembling of the magnificent collections of apparatus, libraries, etc., have 
been made under his direction. A very large share of the improvements of the university grounds and buildings 
has also been made during his administration as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds of the West Virginia 
University. The latest product of his powers of organization is the West Virginia Agricultural College. The 
Hoard of Regents adopted his scheme of organization for this institution without amendment. He also organized 
the work of the State Chemist of West Virginia, and the present fertilizer law was drawn from an outline furnished 
by him. 

Dr. Myers' work in life has been largely one of organization, and his work has been so thoroughly done that 
the laboratories left by him have, in several case, scarcely been changed since he left them. 

Dr. Myers is one of the founders, and is one of the ex-presidents of the American Association of Agricultural 
Chemists, which is recognized as an authority througdiout the world for the accuracy of its scientific methods. He 
is also one of the founders of the Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations, which probably 
exercises more influence upon congressional legislation than any other scientific or educational body in the United 
States. IK' has served as a member of its executive committee a number of years, and has also been one of its vice 
presidents. He has also served on various state boards, and has frequently been commissioned by the Governor of 
tin- State as a delegate to National Agricultural Development or Immigration Associations. 

I lis business methods are direct, positive and prompt, which has thrown upon him the discharge of many 
duties connected with the University and Agricultural Experiment Station. 

He lias published numerous scientific papers, reports, bulletins, addresses and popular articles. 


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To the West Virginia' Experiment Station, and Professor of Economic 
Entomology in the University, was born near Ripley, Jackson County, West 
Virginia, on August 20, 1857. With the exception of the time spent at 
school, his life, until he was thirty-three years of age, was spent on the 
farm, sixteen years being devoted to practical agriculture and the breeding 
of improved live stock. 

In addition to the usual courses of study in the common and high 
schools of his native county, he has been, from an early age, a constant 
student in his favorite branches of science, his rural life offering the most 
favorable conditions for original observation and "research along these 

In December, 1S89, he was appointed Special Agent in Entomology to 
the Experiment Station, his services beginning March 1, 1890; in Septem- 
ber, 1890, he was placed in charge of the newly established Department of 
Entomology in the Experiment Station. His special lines of research in this 
capacity have been with reference to insect enemies of forest trees, and a 
special study of the Scolytidse family of insects. In the fall of 1892 he 
was sent on a special mission to Germany by the Experiment Station and a 
number of leading lumber companies of the State, the latter contributing 
the larger share of the expenses. The object of this mission was to secure a natural enemy that would feed upon 
the destructive pine bark beetle which was then threatening the total destruction of the pine and spruce timber of 
the state. He was successful in finding one of the most desirable, beneficial species, and under his instruction, over 
3,000 living examples were collected, successful!}' imported, and colonized in the forests of West Virginia. 


In June, 1893, the Board of Regents of the West Virginia University voluntarily conferred upon him the 
honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 

Articles by his pen, under some seventy titles, have been published, and the published illustrations by his pencil 
and brush number 12'». He has also prepared and presented some fifty papers and lectures at Farmers' Institutes and 
scientific meeting's. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for 
the Promotion of Agricultural Science, the Association of Economic Entomologists, the Entomological Society of 
Washington, the Entomological Society of Ontario, the American Forestry Association, and the West Virginia 
Academy of Science, of which he is the founder and first President, which office he still holds by re-election. 

£0eobore <$. Watson, (§.§., (jUeiefanf Cflemief, 

Was born in Mobile, Ala., and most of his life was spent in the Sunny 
South. He was educated at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of 
Mississippi, where he made a specialty of chemistry, and received the degree of 
Bachelor of Science at the age of seventeen. Has since devoted himself 
principally to chemistry, and now is Assistant Chemist and Meteorologist of the 
West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station. 



&ee Cfewfanb CorBetf, tg.§„ (gtgricuffurtBf anb gorftcuffurtef, 

Was born near Watkins, in the beautiful lake region of Western New 
York, Oct. 21, 1867. His boyhood and vacation times were spent upon 
his father's fruit farm. After preparing- for college at Watkins Academy, 
he entered Cornell University, where he was a student under Professors 
Bailey, Roberts, Caldwell, Atkinson and others. He graduated at the 
age of 22 as one of the honor list of the University, receiving special 
mention for original thesis work. 

The year after he graduated he was recalled to Cornell University 
as Professor Bailey's assistant, and for a year and a half was intimately 
associated with him in the studies of the electric light upon growing 
plants. In 1893 he was elected to the chair of Horticulture and Forestry 
in the State Agricultural College of South 
Dakota, and in September, 1895, he came 
to the West Virginia University. 

For one so young, Professor Corbett 
has gained the respect of his co-workers in 
science, both through his journalistic and 
Experiment Station publications, which ag- 
gregate over forty. 

(g. %. JE)ife, (ttt.^., Cflemief, 

Graduated at the West Virginia University in 1890 with the degree of M. S. He 
then devoted himself to Chemistry and Physics for four years at the Johns Hopkins 


University. While at this institution he held the Scholarship in Chemistr}- one } T ear, the Fellowship two years, 
and had the pleasure of declining Fellowship sin two other Universities. He also held a number of positions as 

His present position is Chemist of the West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor of Organic 
Chemistry in the West Virginia University. 

He is a member of several Chemical Societies, and has taken part in a number of important investigations 
along Chemical and Physico-Chemical lines. The apparatus devised by him for determining molecular weights is 
the most accurate in use. 


°00. (Barf (Kumeeg, (§.§.(&$r., fastist ant (gntomofoajief, 

Was born September ( ), i865, near the village of VanEtten, Chemung County, 
New York. His boyhood and youth were spent on a farm, and his education 
during that time was obtained from a country school, with the addition of two 
years' stud}- at the VanEtten Union School, where he prepared for Cornell 
University, entering that institution in the fall of i887. His parents not being- 
able to educate him at the University, he was forced to rely upon his own 
exertions, and through aid extended to him by many professors of Cornell in 
furnishing him work, he was able to sustain himself and carry on his University 
studies. During the last two years of his regular course his principal work for 
support was in the botanical and entomological departments of the institution. 
After completing his course at the University he remained at his Alma Mater as a post-graduate student, 
studying and employed in entomological and botanical lines of work until January, 1893, when he was called to the 
West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station to assist in the preparation of an entomological exhibit for the 
World's Fair. His work proving satisfactory, he was retained at the station as Assistant Entomologist. 



Hon. A. G. Dayton, 

Graduate of University Class '78, 

Congressman 2d w. Va. District. 


Hon. Jas. H. Stewart, President. 

Prof. R. A. Armstrong, Secretary. 


H?zet (fttr^ima (University Qtfumni (Recorb 

Edited by Prof. R. A. Armstrong, A.M. 
^ 1\ 

1870, three years after the establishment of the school, the University graduated her first alumnus. In the quarter of a century since 
that time she has sent out two hundred and eight graduates; and when the class of '96 shall be added to the list, the number will be 
two hundred and twenty-four. Of this large family two hundred and sixteen are men, eight are women. These have found their 
work in various spheres, — in the church, schools, colleges, the law, medicine, business, on the farm, in the home, as engineers, as 
legislators, and in various other spheres of usefulness. It should be a matter of pride to the University that she has given to the 
state and nation such a body of educated and cultured men and women. Many of them are living and working within the bounds 
of their native slate, while a large number have sought their life-work in other states. 

Sixty-one have entered the profession of law; and although none of them are old in years three are now wearing the ermine, and 
one is on the Supreme bench of the state. All of these men of law stand well to the front in their chosen field of work. 

Seventeen wear the degree of M. D. ; most of these are engaged in the active practice of their profession, and are meeting with 
a most gratifying success. 
Although state educational institutions are often said to be godless schools, the University has given more than a tithe of her "product" 
to the church. Among her .alumni there are twelve ordained ministers of the Presbyterian church, seven of the Methodist Episcopal, and 
five of the Baptist. 

A calling next to the ministry in responsiblity and moral influence is that of the teacher. Main- alumni have become teachers. A good 
work has the University done when she has equipped, inspired, and sent out such a large company of young men and women to devote their 
time, their energies, and their culture to such a noble cause. 

Doubtless more than half of the whole number have at some time been teachers; but almost a quarter of them all are engaged permanently 
in the different grades of school work. One has served with distinction in the highest administrative educational office in the state; two are 
college presidents; a score are, or have been, college professors; seven have been normal school principals; and main- more have been, and are 
public school superintendents and principals, and teachers in normal schools, high schools, academies, and public schools; one is assistant 
curator in the Smithsonian Institute; two are members of the State Normal .School Board, and two are members of the Hoard of Regents of 
the I niversity. Two are now members of the National House of Representatives; a number have been members of their state legislatures, ami 
others have filled places of honor and trust in the service of the National Government, at home and abroad. 

Among these graduates there are also twenty-three practical and practicing civil engineers; and it is a most gratifying fact that in their 
work they stand alongside of the graduates from the best special and technical schools of the country. 

Commencement Hall. 

It must not be thought that all the children of our Alma Mater have been drawn away from the callings to which most of us were bred. 
There are some who take the education and culture of a college course into the work of the farmer, the merchant, and the man of general 
business. Of our number there are five farmers, three merchants, and eight business men. Seven have found their work as editors and news- 
paper men, and are very successful and influential in their calling. 

Our record shows that many of our Alumni, as a preparation for professional life, have taken post graduate work at the universities of 
this country and of Europe. Many, too, have received honorary degrees as a recognition of their work and culture. Twenty-seven have 
graduated in law schools with the degree of LE- B. ; four wear the degree of Ph. D.; and other degrees won and received are B. D., S. T. B. 
Ph. B., Lit. D., C. E., A. M., M. S., LE- D., and D. D. 

The West Virginia University, our Alma Mater, has two hundred and twenty children. But the family is not an unbroken one; there 
are ten vacant places; ten brothers will never answer to their names; they have "crossed the river and are resting beneath the trees." 

West Virginians may justly boast of having in themselves more of the qualities which insure success than the people of almost any other 
state. People of the borders are born to success. We have some of the qualities of the North, the South, the East, the West. 

We have somewhat of the calculating shrewdness of the East; some of the generous impulsiveness of the South; a little of the almighty 
self-sufficiency of the North; and something of the restless energy of the West. 

Voung men and women having such qualities can be trained and developed best in an institution whose tone and spirit are suited to such 
types of manhood and womanhood. It is clear, then, that the West Virginia University is Optima Alma Alater for all our boys and girls. 

May this already large family grow larger, more influential, and more useful every year! 

MON 4 


1). II DlIXE, M.S., '71 

Hon. m. II. DENT, a.m. 

First Graduate of the University, '70. 

Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of 

\v< st Virginia. 

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W. ]•;. Jin 1 111 1 , a m , ' 1 

($£umm ($&0octafton 
©fficers for 1895^96 


ROBKRT A. ARMSTRONG Secretary and Treasurer 



Hon. M. H. DENT, A.M., Grafton, W. Va., Judge of Supreme Court of Appeals of West 
> Virginia. 

O. H. DILLE, M.S., Morgantown, W. Va., Farmer. 
W. E. JOELIFFE, A.M., Morgantown, W. Va., Merchant. 

JOHN H. DRABELE, A.M., DesMoines, Iowa, Lawyer. 

A. E. McEANE, A.M., Steubenville, Ohio, Merchant. 

B. W. SMITH, AM., Minneapolis, Minn., Lawyer. 

J. C WHITE, A.M., Ph.D., Morgantown, W. Va., Geologist. 

Hon. CHAS. M. BABB, A.M., Greenland, W. Va., Farmer. 
D. W. BORDER, A.M., M.D., Kearneyville, W. Va., Physician. 
W. E. BOUGHNER, M.S., Palatine, W. Va., Farmer. 


IIox. JAMES P. BROWN, A.M., Charleston, \V. Va., Lawyer, and Regent of West Virginia 

E. T. BULLOCK, A.M., Parkersburg, W. Va., Deceased. 

JOHN T. HARRIS, M.S., Washington, I). C, Secretary to Senator S. I?. Flkms. 

GEO. P. LINCH, M.S., Atchison, Kansas, Lawyer. 

T. B. McCLURE, M.S., Wayne C. H., W. Va., Teacher. 

TIIOS. H. PRICK, M.S., M.D., Philadelphia, Pa., Physician 

W- T. PRITCHARD, Fairmont, W. Va. 

I). B. PURINTON, A.M., LL.D., Granville, Ohio, President Deaison University. 

Hon. M. L. TEMPLE, A.M., Osceola, Iowa, Lawyer, Member of Iowa State Legislature. 

JAS. T. WATERS, A.M., Charleston, W. Va., Lawyer. 


R. V. CHADWICK, A.M., Deceased. 

REV. J. S. YV. DEAN, A.M., S.T.B., Ph.D., D.D., Pastor M. E. Church, Wymore, Neb. 

REV. WM. II- HOWELL, A.M., Marysville, Kansas, Pastor Presbyterian Church. 

Ib.x. T. P. JACOBS, A.M.. New Martinsville, W. Va.. Judge Fourth Judicial District. 

Hon, CHAS. W. LYNCH, A.M., Clarkesburg, W. Va., Prosecuting Attorney. 

REV. E. F. MORAN, A.M., Ironton, Ohio, Pastor Presbyterian Church. 

FRANK WOODS, A.M., Baltimore, Md., Lawyer, 812 Equitable Building. 


S. S. ADAMS, A.M., M.D., Washington, D. C, Professor National Medical College. 

REV. R. II. DOLLIVER, A.M., B.D., Paw Paw, 111., Pastor M. F. Church. 

Hon. J. P. DOLLIVER, A.M., Fort Dodge, Iowa, Congressman from Tenth District, Iowa. 

F. A. GOLDEN, P. S., Marshfield, Oregon, Principal of Schools. 
JAMES V. MARTIN, A.M., Deceased. 

Hon. J. J. PETERSON, A.M., Huntington, W. Va., Editor "Herald." 

A. L. PURINTON, A.M., Nashville, Tenn., Professor of Chemistry, Normal College. 



JOHN C. ANDERSON, M.S., Los Angeles, Cal.', Business. 

L. H. FRAZIER, A.M., Uniontown, Pa., Lawyer. 

H. D. HUBBARD, M.S., Deceased. 

W. O. ISON, A.M., Washington, D. C, Treasury Department. 

H. M. KEMP, M.S., M.D., Alexander, W. Va., Physician. 

GEORGE S. LAIDLEY, M.S., Charleston, W. Va., Superintendent of Schools. 

JAMES H. NASH. M S., M D., Huntington, W. Va., Lawyer. 

D. E. WETZEL, M.S., M.D., 1604 Arapahoe Street, Denver, Colo., Physician. 


W. G. BROWN, Jr., A.M., Kingwood, W. Va., Lawyer. 

C. B. DILLE, A.M., LL.B., Morgantown, W. Va., Lawyer. 
J. H. HAWTHORNE, A.M., Kansas City, Mo., City Judge. 
THOMAS M. HOOD, A.M., M.D., Weston, W. Va., Physician. 

D. R. ROGERS, A.M., M.D., Ragan, Nebraska, Physician. 

E. C. SMITH, M.S., Ravenwood, W. Va., Editor and Lawyer. 

Hon. H. J. SN1VELY, A.M., North Yakima, Washington, Prosecuting Attorney. 
JOHN L. STEELE, A.M., 431 Tenth St., Washington, D.C., N.W. With "Washington Times." 
JAMES S. STEWART, M.S., Morgantown, W. Va., Professor Mathematics, West Virginia 


A. F. COURTNEY, B.S. Deceased. 

Hon. A. G. Dayton, A.M., Philippi, W. Va., Member Congress, Second District. 

JAMES McM. LEE, A.M., Huntington, W. Va., Superintendent of City Schools. 

REV. E. J. MA.RSH, A.M., Professor University of Southern California, Los Angeles. 

Hon. B. S. MORGAN, A.M., Charleston, W. Va., ex-State Superintendent of Schools, Lawyer. 

DANIEL RICH, A.M., South Bend, Indiana, Lawyer. 


GEORGE I). PURINTON, A.M., Ph.D., M.D., St. Louis, Mo., Physician. 
W. A. ROGERS, A.M., Cincinnati, Ohio, Lawyer. 
S. S. WADE, M.S.. M.D.. Morgantown, W. Va., Physician. 


CHARLES I-:. GRAFTON, M.S., CE, Chicago, 111., Engineer I. C. R. R. 

B. L. KEENAN, M S., Wichita, Kansas, Lawyer. 

REV. J. IL MARSH, A.M., Los Angeles. Cal., in Southern California University. 

Hon. GEORGE A. I'KARRE Jr., A.M., Cumberland, Md., Attorney at Law and State Senator. 

REV. A. A. WATERS, A.M., Professor Natural Sciences, Hedding College, Abingdon, 111. 

THOMAS E. HODGES, A.M., Huntington, \Y. Va., Principal State Normal School, Colonel 

West Virginia National Guards. 
WILLIAM II. IIVI.ANI), A.M., Osceola, Iowa, Supreme Court Reporter. 
II. N. OGDEN, A.M., Lit. I)., Chicago, 111., Lawyer. 


T. R. BOYD, A.B , Deceased. 

/.. K. BROWN, A.M., M I)., Virginia City, Minn., Physician. 
I). II. COURTNEY, A.M., M.I) , Morgantown, W. Va. 
A. L. COX, M.S., Sweetbrier, Texas, Teacher. 

THEOPHILUS E. HODGES, A.M., Buckhannon, W. Va., Fanner. 
REV. I-. D.JEFFRIES, M.S.. Alderson, W. Va., Pastor Presbyterian Church. 
J. II. LAWIIKAI), M S., M.D., West Newton, Pa., Physician. 
O. C. LEWIS, A M., Pittsburg, Pa., Lawyer. 

Hon. JAS II. STEWART, A M. I.L.I!., Raymond City, W. Va., Stale Senator and Member of 
Hoard of Regents of West Virginia University. 



GEORGE C. BAKER, A.M., EL B., Morgantown, W. Va., Lawyer, Prosecuting Attorney for 

Monongalia County. 
W. T. BLAND, M.S., LL.B. Atchison, Kansas, Lawyer, Mayor of City. 
L. M. BOYERS, A.M., LL.B., Deceased. 

BENJAMIN BROWN, A.M., LL.B., Denver, Colo., Lawyer, Real Estate Dealer. 
S. B. BROWN, A.M , Morgantown, W. Va , Professor of Geology, West Virginia University. 
J. E CORK, A.M , LL.B , Charleston, W. Va , Lawyer. 

REV. GEO. B. FOSTER, A.M., Ph.D., Chicago University, Chair of Theology. 
WALTER HOUGH, A.M., Ph.D., Assistant Curator Department Ethnology, Smithsonian 

Institute, Washington, D. C. 
JOHN L. JOHNSTON, M.S., C.E , Morgantown, W. Va., Professor of Civil and Mining 

Engineering, West Virginia University. 


I. G. LAZZELL, A M., LL. B., Morgantown, W. Va., Lawyer. 

J. E- MUSGRAVE, A.M., M.D , Handley, W. Va., Physician. 

S. P. WELLS, Jr , M.S., Chicago, 111., 910 Masonic Temple, Business. 

WAITMAN BARBE, M.S., Porkersburg, W. Va., Field Agent of the West Virginia University. 

R. C. BERKELEY, A.N., C.E., Chicago, 111 , Civil Engineer, [122 Monadnock block. 

W. H. MICHAEL, A.M., New York City, Lawyer. 

H. L. ROBINSON, A.M., LL.B., Uniontown, Pa., Lawyer. 


N. D. ADAMS, A.M., Deceased. 

ROBERT ARMSTORNG, M.S , Point Pleasant, W. Va., Business. 

A. B. BUSH, A.M., Bolivar, Mo., President Southwest Baptist College. 

HARVEY FLEMING, A.M., Washington, D. C, Agent for the Associated Press for the West. 

B. W. MEADOWS, A.M., Deceased. 

Hon. J. D. SWEENY, M.S., Concord, W. Va , Principal Concord State Normal School. 
R. W. TAPP, A.M., Deceased. 


ROBERTA. ARMSTRONG, A.M., Morgantown, W. Va., Professor of English, West Virginia 

W. N. BERKELEY, A.B., Ph.B., M.D., Frostburg, Md., Physician. 
R. W. DAWSON, A.B., LL.B , Uniontown, Pa., Lawyer. 
T. R. SHEPHERD, A.B., LL.B., Huntington, W. Va., Lawyer. 
REV. X. M. WATERS, A.B., B.I). Evanston, 111., Pastor M. E. Church. 
S. I*. YOST, B.S., LL.B., Pontiac, 111., Lawyer, City Attorney. 


J. E. CHARLES, B.S., ig'i South High Street, Columbus, Ohio, Real Estate Dealer. 
E. S. ELLIOTT, A.B., LL.B., Chicago, 111., Lawyer, [103 Home Insurance Building. 
II. C. OGDEX, A.B., Wheeling, W. Va., Editor " Evening News." 
THOMAS O. RECTOR, B.S., M.S., Argentine Republic, Signal Service. 
LEROV SWANN, B.S., Connellsville, Pa., Business. 


JAMES D. COX, A.B., M.I). 

II. II. EMMERT, B.S., LL.B., Martinsburg, W. Va., Lawyer. 

Hon. C. HARTMEYER, A.B., LL.B., Bruceton, W. Va., Lawyer. 

REV. II. II. RVLAND, A.B., Pittsburg, Pa., Pastor of Presbyterian Church. 

FRANK SNIDER, A.B., Uniontown, Pa., Teacher. 

I). L. JAMISON", A. 15., I.L.I',., Gaston, Ind., Pastor of Baptist Church. 


B. C. ALDKRSON, A.B., Post Graduate Student, University of Chicago. 
J. !•. BROWN, U.S., LL.B , Chicago, 111., Lawyer, 1310 Unity Building. 
G. P. CHORPENING, B.S., Clarkesburg, W. Va., Civil Engineer. 
JAMES E. DAWSON, A.B., LL.B., Uniontown, Pa., Lawyer. 
CHARLES X. PINNELL, A.B., LL-B., Keyser, W. Va., Lawyer. 


G. G. HEINER, A.B., Washington, D. C, Lieutenant U. S. A. Fourth Artillery. 

A. J. HARE, A.B., Morgantown, W. Va., Instructor West Virginia University. 

J. A.JACKSON, A.B., Denver, Colo., Lawyer. 

Rev. L. A. LINDEMUTH, A.B., Moosic, Pa., Pastor Presbyterian Church. 

CHARLES RANKIN, B.S., Roanoke, Va , Civil Engineer N. & W. R. R. 

REV. J. L. ROEMER, A.B., Cleveland, Ohio, Pastor Presbyterian Church, 15S Brainard Ave. 

REV. H. G. STOETZER, A.B., Moredale, Pa., Pastor Presbyterian Church. 


HARVEY BRAND, A.B., Morgantown, W. Va., Principal City Schools. 

F. W. CLARK, A.B., LL.B., New Martinsville, W. Va., Lawyer. 

L.J- CORBLEY, A.B., Morgantown, W. Va., Graduate Student, Halle University, Germany. 

BERT H. HITE, B.S., Morgantown, W. Va., Chemist, Agricultural Experiment Station. 

W. F. REYNOLDS, A.M., Morgantown, W. Va. 

E. H. VICKERS, A.M., Charlestown, W. Va., Post Graduate Student, Berlin University, 

Rf.v. E. E. WOODSON, A.B., Bridgeport, W. Va., Pastor of Baptist Church 

189 I 

REV. A. B. COOPER, A.B., Columbus Junction, Iowa, Pastor Presbyterian Church. 

J. E. DAVIS, A.B., LL B., Chicago, 111., Lawyer, 1310 Unity Building. 

C. R. DUVALL, B.S., Martinsburg, W. Va. 

J. E. GALFORD, B.S., LL.B , Weston, W. Va., Lawyer. 

U. S. G. HAYES, B.S., Morgantown, W. Va. 

C. McC. LEMLEY, C.E., Pencoyd, Pa., with Pencoyd Iron Works. 

T. D. LYNCH, C.E., Chicago, 111., Civil Engineer. 

HATTIE E. LYON, A.B., (Mrs. Franklin Jewett), Fredonia, N. Y. 

M. D. POST, A.B., LL.B., Wheeling, W. Va., Lawyer. 

F. G. ROSS, C.E., Pittsburg, Pa., Civil Engineer. 



J. R. TROTTER, A I'.., Buckhannon, W. Va., Post-Graduate Student, Harvard University. 
Rev. CHAS. I.. WHITE, A.B., Pastor Presbyterian Church, Clarksburg-, W. Va. 
REV. P. C WHITE, A.B., Weston, W. Va., Pastor Presbyterian Church. 
REV. DEWITT WHITE, A.B., Sistersville, W. Va , Teacher. 


G. M. ALEXANDER, B.S , PP. IV, Fairmont, W. Va., Lawyer. 
CARROLL, C. COFFMAN, B.S., C.E., Clarksburg, W. Va., Civil Engineer. 
GEORGE M. FORD, A.B., Student in Paw Department, West Virginia University, Morgan- 
town, W. Va. 
REV. J. W. FRANCIS, A.B., Richland Center, Wis , Pastor Presbyterian Church. 
EZRA C. GARLOW, B.S., C.E., Pittsburg, Pa., Civil Engineer. 
JOHN A. GRIER, B.S., M.D., Ravenswood, W. Va., Physician. 
J. M. HACKNEY, A.B., Morgantown, W. Va., Business. 
J. T. HOLBERT, B.S., C.E., Port Defiance, Arizona Ty., Civil Engineer. 
REV. HOUGH HOUSTAN, A. P. , P. !>.. Pine Push, N. \\, Pastor M E. Church. 
REV. PIX M. JACO, A.B., PL- IP, Morgantown, W. Va., Teacher. 
CHARLES B. SISLER, A. P., Senatobia, Miss., Principal of Senatobia Schools. 
E. P. ZEARLEY, P..S , CI- , Scottdale, Pa., Civil Engineer, with McClure Coke Co. 


W. A BURDETT, A.B., Gyandotte, W. Va., Principal of Schools. 
W. J. EDDY, A P., Student Newton Theological Seminary, Newton, Mass. 
PPPP GARLOW, Philadelphia, Pa., Post Graduate Student Bryn Ma wr College. 
C. W. GORE, A.B , Studentin Law Department; West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. 
S. W. GRAHAM, A P., Tampa, Florida, Lawyer. 
L-tlLLIAN HACKNEY, A. IP, Huntington, W. Va., Teacher in Marshall College. 
E. T. HARTMEN, A.M., Kingwood, W. Va. 
W. C. MEYER, A.M., PP. P.. (Yale), Wheeeling, W. Va., Lawyer. 


/1SARAH L. NORRIS, A.B. (Mrs. E. Shawalter), Fairmont, W. Va. 
A. H. SHEPPARD, A.B., Elizabeth, W. Va., Teacher. 
A. B. SMITH, A.B., Uniontown, Pa. 
ALTHA WARM AN, A.B., Keyser, W. Va., Teacher. 
BRAXTON DAVENPORT, B.S., Cleveland, O., 201 Cuyahoga Building, Lawyer. 

F. M. MINSHAEL, B.S., C.E., New York City, Civil Engineer. 


ROBERT E- L. ALLEN, A.B., LL.B., Morgantown, W. Va,, Lawyer. 

MACKER BABB, A.B., Nedley, W. Va., Farmer. 

JOHNT. COOPER, B.S., Parkersburg, W. Va., Post Graduate Student in Chemistry at Harvard. 

G. FRED DORSEY, A.B., Pittsburg, Pa., Business. 

JOSEPH L- HENDERSON, A.B., Tyler, Texas, Principal of Schools. 

JOHN W. HUGHES, B.S., C.E., Alleghaney, Pa., Civil Engineer, P., McK. & Y. R. R. 

SAMUEL R. JENKINS, B.S , C.E., Grafton, W. Va., Civil Engineer. 

JAMES W. JOHNSON, B. Agr., Post Graduate Student at Cornell, Ithaca, N. V. 

Hon. GEORGE W. JOHNSON, A.B., LL.B., Martinsburg, W. Va., Lawyer, Regent of State 

Normal Schools. 
CLEMENT R. JONES, B.S., C.E., Instructor in Department Mechanical Engineering, West 

Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va. 
CHARLES E. CREBS, B.S., C.E., New Martinsville, W. Va., Engineer F.Ik River Railroad. 
JOHN NUZUM, A.B., LeRoy, W. Va., Teacher. 
JAMES W. PAUL, B.S., C.E., Newburg, W. Va., Civil Engineer. 
ROBFRT H. RAMSEY, A B., Medical Student in University of Pennsylvania. 
KEMBLE WHITE, A.B., Helton, W. Va , Merchant. 
JOHN W. WILLS, A.I!., Morgantown, W. Va., Real Estate Dealer. 



W. B. CUTRIGHT, A.B., Assistant in Preparatory Department W. V. U., Morgantown, W. Va. 
C. E. CARRIGAN, A.B., Wheeling, W. Va., Principal Upper Bemvood School. 
T. L. DAVIES, A.B., Glenville, W. Va.. First Assistant Glenville State Normal School. 
M\ E. GORMAN, A.B., Rivesville, W. Va., Teacher. 

W. J. HOLDEN, A.B., Glenville, W. Va.. Principal Glenville State Normal School. 
S. S. JACOB, Jr., A.B., West Liberty, W. Va., Assistant in West Liberty State Normal School. 
G. H. A. KUNST, A.B., Weston, W. Va., Assistant in Weston schools. 
U. S. G. KENDALL, A.B., Fairmont, W. Va , Lawyer. 

T. M. LAVELL, B.S., C.E., Pencoyd, Pa., with Pencoyd Iron Works as Engineer. 
RUSSELL MORRIS, B.S, C.E , Morgantown, W. Va., Assistant in Civil Engineering Depart- 
ment, W. V. U. 
P. B. MARTIN, B.S., Kingwood, W. Va., Teacber. 

J. B. PROTZMAN, A.B., Morgantown, W. Va., Teacher, Rock Lick, W. Va. 
C. N. RIDGWAY, A.B., Hospital, Illinois, Secretary to Superintendent of Illinois Hospital. 
SILAS STATHERS, B.S., C.E., Wheeling, W. Va., Assistant City Engineer. 
J. F. STRADER, A.B., Law Student in West Virginia University, Morgantown. 
ANNA WHITE, B.S., Morgantown, W. Va. 
STELLA WHITE, B.S., Morgantown, W. Va. 


&atx> (gtfumni $660ciafion 

C. W. MAY 


Vice President 



William R. Thompson 

First Law Graduate of the University 

Class '79 


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WILLIAM R. THOMPSON, Huntington, W. Va. 


FRANK T. RAYMOND, Deceased. 
WAITMAN T. HOUSTON, Morgantown, W. Va. 


E. W. BEDINGER, Jr., Middletown, Ky. 

SAM (tel C. KELLY, Deceased. 


ARTHUR L. COX, A.I?., Texas. 

L. C. TABB, Bluefield, W. Va., Attorney and Land Agent. 


FRANK C()X, Morgantown, W. Va. 

S. A. HAYS, Glenville, W. Va. 

MELVILLE PECK, Philippi, W. Va., Prosecuting Attorney. 

WILLIAM RICH, Pleasanton, Kansas. 

JOHN" W. WILTSHIRE, Charleston, W. Va., Deceased. 


MEIGS BLAND, Clarksburg, W. Va. 

AY. T. BLAND, M.S., Atchison, Kansas. 
|. F. CORK, A.M., Charleston, W. Ya. 
I. G. LAZZELL, A.M., Morgantown, W. Va. 
Hon. B. S. MORGAN, A.M., Charleston, W. Va. 


B. L- KEENAN, A.M., Wichita, Kansas. 
F. LIVELY, Hinton, W. Va. 

HON. JAMES H. STEWART, A.M., Raymond City, W. Va., State Senator and Regent of 

W. V. u. 
H. J. STURGIS, Oklahoma Territory, Lawyer. 


GEORGE C. BAKER, A.M., Morgantown, W. Va., Prosecuting Attorney. 
L. M. BO VERS, A.M., Deceased. 
GEORGE E. BOYD, Wheeling, W. Va. 

C. B. DILLE, A.M., Morgantown, W. Va. 
R. E. FAST, Morgantown, W. Va. 

S. M. MUSGROVE, Grafton, W. Va. 
H. L. ROBINSON, A.M., Uniontown, Pa. 


R. E. L- BLACKWOOD, Lock Seven, W. Va. 

R. W. DAWSON, A.B., Uniontown, Pa. 

E. S. ELLIOTT, A.B., Chicago, 111. 

L. H. KEENAN, Elkins, W. Va. 

J. M. McGRATH, Princeton, W. Va. 

A. L. ROMINE, Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Hon. E. P. RUCKER, Welch, W. Va. 

J. W. SMITH, Maidsville, W. Va., Deceased. 

M. F. SNIDER, West Union, W. Va. 



CHARLES A. CLARK, Everett, Washington. 

ALEXANDER DUPUY, Cameron. Cameron Parish, La. 


LEWIS C. LAWSON, Clarksburg, W. Va. 

R. K. McCOMB. 

A. F. MORRIS, Hamlin, W. Va. 

GEORGE I. NEAL, Huntington, W. Va., Mayor of city. 

U. S. G. PITZER, Martinsburg, W. Va., Prosecuting Attorney. 

THOMAS R. SHEPHERD, A.B., Huntington, W. Va. 

T. J. WOOFTER, Professor Mathematics, Mercer University, Macon, Ga. 


W. M. B. CROMWELL, Romney, W. Va., Prosecuting Attorney. 

X. C. MCNEILL, Marlinton, W. Va. 

W. L. P. PEYTON, Ogden, Utah. 

Hon. STEWART F. REED, Clarksburg, W. Va., editor "Telegram," State Senator, President 

West Virginia Editorial Association, Regent W. V. U. 
KI>. G. SMITH, Clarksburg, W. Va. 
J. F. WILSON, Grafton, W. Va. 
T1K )MAS V. YATES, Grafton, W. Va. 


,\. S. ALEXANDER, Winfield, W. Va., Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney. 

J. E. CIIIPLEY, Moorefield, W. Va. 

F. II. GARRETT, Ohio. 

D. L. JAMISON, A.B., Gaston, End., Pastor of Baptist Church. 


ROBERT L. KEADLE, Union, W. Va., Prosecuting Attorney. 
TUCKER H. WARD, Huttonsville, W. Va., Farmer and Stock Breeder. 

189 I 

BENJAMIN F. BAILEY, Grafton, W. Va. 

S. E. BOGGESS, Spencer, W. Va., Prosecuting Attorney. 

LYNN BRANNON, Glenville, W. Va. 

JAMES E. BROWN, B.S., Chicago, 111. 

W. L. CAMDEN, Baltimore, Md., 5 E. Lexington St. 

FRANK W. CLARK, A.B., New Martinsville, W. Va. 

L. J. COBUN, Philippi, W. Va,, Deceased. 

T. I. CUMMINGS, Weston, W. Va. 

JAMES E. DAVIS, A.B., Chicago, 111. 

JAMES E. DAWSON, A.B., Uniontown, Pa. 

W. E. HINES, Sutton, W. Va. 

R. E. L. HUTCHINSON, Huntington, W. Va. 

C. E. MORRIS, Wheeling, W. Va. 

E. H. MORTON, Addison, W. Va. 

W. S. O'BRIEN, Buckhannon, W. Va. 

C. B. RIGGLE, Middlebourne, W. Va. 

J. B. SETTLE, Fayetteville, W. Va. 

C. R. SUMMERFIELD, Fayetteville, W. Va. 


GEORGE M. ALEXANDER, A.B., Fairmont, W. Va. 
JOHN A. BELL, Richmond, Ky., Pension Examiner. 
CARY M. BENNETT, Glenville, W. Va. 
JOHN J. CARNEY, Parkersburg, W. Va. 
JOHN S. COGAR, Addison, W. Va. 
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JOHN R. DARRAH, Washington, Pa. 

RICHARD L. FLEMING, Fairmont, W. Va. 

C. B. HALL, Morgantown, W. Va. 

J. W. HARMAN, Petersburg, W. Va. 

Hon. H. W. HARMER, Clarksburg, W. Va., Member of Legislature and Normal School 

I. C. HERNDON, Welch, W. Va. 
W. KAUROKU, Japan. 
I. R. MATTINGLY, Parkersburg, W. Va. 
J. H. MORRIS, Parkersburg, W. Va. 
C. M. MURPHY, Philippi, W. Va. 

A. S. POLING, Philippi, W. Va., Editor "Barbour Democrat." 
M D. POST, A.B., Wheeling, W. Va. 

A. G. P. PRICE, Marlinton, W. Va. 

E. M. SHOWALTER, Fairmont, W. Va. 


C. M. ALDERSON, Charleston, W. Va. 

B. W. CHAMBERS, Spencer, W. Va. 
o. J. CHAMBERS, Spencer, W. Va. 
W. G. CONLEV, Parsons, W. Va. 

S. II. DAY, B.D.. D.D., St. Augustine, Fla. 

C. N. FINNELL, Keyser, W. Va. 

S. F. GLASSCOCK, Morgantown, W. Va 
J. G. GORMAN, Morgantown, W. Va. 
M. LKMASTERS, Cross Roads, W. Va. 
C. R- MARTIN, Middlebourne, W. Va 
R. E. TALBOT, Philippi, W. Va. 

B. E. WARNE, Washington, Pa. 

Z. F. YOST, Pontiac, 111., City Attorney. 


G. W. BLAND, West Union, W. Va. 

H. B. DAVENPORT, Clay C. H., W. Va., Mayor of Town. 

C. HARTMEYER, A.B., Princeton, W. Va. 
J. E. GALFORD, A.B., Weston, W. Va. 

G. W. JOHNSON, A.B., Martinsburg, W. Va. 

J. H. LAZEAR, West Liberty, W. Va. 

C. W. MAY, Hamlin, W. Va. 

J. C. McWHORTER, Buckhannon, W. Va. 

JEROME DUDDING, Winfield, W. Va. 

H. A. STEED, Sistersville, W. Va. 

P. M. SUMMERS, Clay C.H., W. Va. 

J. H. COLLINS, Uniontown, Pa. 

S. HALSTEAD, Kester X Lanes, W. Va. 

0. A. HOOD, Maysville, W. Va. 

C. A. GOODWIN, Morgantown, W. Va. 
W. B. KITTLE, Philippi, W. Va. 

1. LOWENSTEIN, Charleston, W. Va. 
F. S. MILLER, Dunkard, Pa. 

E. S. NOLAN, Stock Yards, W. Va. 

H A. SOMMERVILLE, Elizabeth, W. Va. 

W. H. SAWYERS, Hinton, W. Va. 

C. WILSON, Ritchie Court House, W. Va. 



R. E. L. ALLEN, A.B., Morgantown, W. Va. 
L- H. BARNETT, Market, W. Va. 
L. D. BEALL, Uniontown, Pa. 

F. C. COX, Wheeling, W. Va. 
R. L. CLARKE, Union, W. Va. 

vS. R. DAVIS, Morgantown, W. Va. 

W. GRABLACHOFF, Tulchas, Roumania. 

L. GREYNOLDS, Beverly, W. Va. 

W. J. HOLDEN, A.B., Glenville, W. Va. 

A. J. HOLDEN, Bellows Falls, W. Va. 

A. I). IRELAND, White Oak, W. Va. 

L. M. JACO, A.B., Morgantown, W. Va. 

H. M. LOCKRIDGE, Huntersville, W. Va. 


G. W. M'CONLEY, Hanging Rock Mills, W. Va. 
J. T. M'DONALD, Mann, W. Va. 

C S. MORRISON, Bellaire, Ohio. 
AGNES MORRISON, Bellaire, Ohio. 
W. E. PATTER.SON, Wheeling, W. Va. 

C. J. FOE, Bnckhannon, W. Va. 

D. C. REA, Morgantown, W. Va. 
G. B. SCOTT, Evanston, 111. 

H. SHAW. Morgantown, W. Va. 

E. J. SOMMERVILLE, Point Pleasant, W. Va. 
B. P. STERLING, Masontown, l'a. 

\V. T. TALBOT, Philippi, W. Va. 
J. T. WILSON, Belleville, Pa. 

C. E. Grafton 

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C. E. Grafton President 

O. B. Stewart Vice President 

H. N. OgdEN Secretary 

B. C. AlderSon A. M. Bransbrage 

R. C. Berkley, Jr. James E. Brown 

W. D. Carlile A. B. Cooper 


F. D. Lynch Rev. J. W. Francis 

rev. G. W. Foster C. E. Grafton 

W. h. Hagans R. L. Kittle 

Dr. C. F. Millspaugh H. N. Ggden 

C. N. Ridgway O. B. Stewart 

Rev. N. M. Waters T. J. Wookter 

S. P. Wells, Jr. Rev. Millard Pell 

Rev. D. L. Jamison 


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'92 ant> '93 

Arch F. Rader President 

'93 ano '94 

JUSTIN M. Kr.VKLE President 

'94 an£> '95 

'95 ano '96 

Miss MABEI. REYNOLDS President 

George Anderson, Jr Vice President and Historian 

T. W. HAUGHT - . .Secretary anil Treasurer 

JUSTIN M. KUNKXE Director of Field Sports 


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Ninety-Six ! Ninety-Six ! 

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T HAS been said of nations, " Happy are those which have no history." The idea which has come to be conveyed to the popular 
mind by the term "history" would indeed justify an application of the language of this assertion to the nation thus 
described; but in reality have not such nations— if there be any such — the grandest and most instructive histories possible? 
Is not that conception which limits the term's significance to those mighty social upheavals and political revolutions 
which have shaken nations to their foundations an incorrect one? Methinks these are not the ultimate forces in the 
begetting of history, but back of these, and leading up to them, are the quiet but destiny-shaping influences of every- 
day life. 

So, gentle reader, although the record of '96's progress is plentifully besprinkled with brilliant events, yet we do not regard these as the 
totality of her history. Even more than these, to her credit, is that commendable deportment which has characterized her members in the 
daily routine of college life. That wrangling for official honors which so conspicuously obtained at the annual reorganizations of our immediate 
predecessors has not made the slightest appearance in our ranks. We make no pretense of possessing those commanding virtues and seldom- 
obtained excellencies which are usually professed by graduating classes. We do not invite ridicule, rather than inspire respect, by making 
those idle boasts which frequently constitute the histories of classes as given in college annuals, and which are always taken with the pro- 
verbial grain of salt. In view of the constant additions which are being made to our store of scientific knowledge, of the great improvement 
in apparatus for practical instruction in departments demanding such, and of our vastly increased library and laboratory facilities, it is not 
only natural but absolutely expected that '96 overshadows the attainments of all preceding classes. In saying that we have realized this 
expectation, therefore, we impose upon no one's credulity, and yet if the reader thinks this an easily accomplished feat he will do well to 
investigate the record of W. V. U. Alumni. 

Entering college in September of '92, during that session '96 eclipsed the efforts of all previous Freshies, and made a record which will 
wring sighs and groans innumerable from many a poor lad of the future ere he equals it. She challenges any present class of W. V. I"., or 
any that may have ever been organized within its walls to a comparison of work done, as shown by the never-lying figures opposite our names 
in the " Book of Bildad." And yet we in no wise lay claim to this pre-eminence, that no class of the future will carve its name higher than 
that of '96. We impose no limitations within the bounds of reason upon the possibilities of West Virginia's boys and girls; and have this 


confidence in them, that they will take advantage of the greater opportunities with which they will undoubtedly he blessed, and eveu exce] 
the attainments of '96. I It must be admitted, however, from the present outlook, that this confidence will prove to have been misplaced in 
the case of '97. 1 

Among the members of '96 are to be found those who have carried off a large share of the honors which have been available in the insti- 
tution during the four years of the history of the class. Their services have been repeatedly demanded in the annual intersociety contests, 
and the\ have never failed to rake in the shekels for their respective societies on these occasions. Poor old '98 actually had the face to put up 
one of her men against us on the last contest; it was a foregone conclusion, she could avail nothing against the talismanic power of '96. 

Nor has '96 been at all idle on the athletic field. Last season the interclass contest in baseball was a very spirited one, and '96 covered 
herself with glory by carrying off the pennant. Indeed she has never been defeated at baseball in a single instance, and has played a 
number of games. Much of the success of the regular football team must also be attributed to '96, as represented by Kunkle. His indefatigable 
zeal, untiring energy and careful foresight were an invaluable assistance to the team, and the latter must share with '96 its manv honors. 

When the lingering echo of the departing footfalls of '96's children dies away in the long familiar corridors of the old University Hall 
there will have gone from 'neath the walls of W. V. U. a class which is her present pride, and which she may well expect to spread her fame 
among the sons of men. 



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G. N. L. Alderson, A.B., Alderson, W. Va. 


President of society, spring term, '95. 

Orator, February 22, '93. 

Essay, Inter-Society contest, '94. 

Orator preliminary contest, '96. 

President of class, '94-5. 

President of V. M. C. A., '95-6. 

Pitcher class baseball team, '95. 

Jackson Arnold, * s k., A.B. in Law, Arnold, W. Ya. 

Academy of Science. 
Barrister Club. 
Tackle, football team, '95. 
Captain class baseball team, '95. 
Banjo club, '96. 

\V. E. Baker, a.b. in Law, Beverly, YV. Ya. 

President of society, fall term, '95. 
Orator Inter-Society contest, '95. 
Right guard, football team, '93. 
Y. M. C. A. 

Graduate of W. Va , C.S., '93. 
Class representative of collegiate laws, commencement, '96. 

Brice H. Hall, B.S.M.E-, Fairmont, W. Va. 

President of society, winter term, '96. 
Y. M. C. A. 

Engineering Society, president fall term, '95. 
Graduate of Fairmont Normal, '89. 
First University graduate in M.E. 
Class representative commencement, '96. 

Thomas W. Haught, 2 x., A.B., Conaway, W. Va. 


Essayist Inter-Society contest, '95. 
Y. M. C. A. 

Graduate of W. Va., C.S., '94. 

Class representative agricultural department, commence- 
ment, '96. 
Water-carrier, class baseball team, '95. 

Thomas C. Johnson, B.S.Agr., Morgantown, W. Va. 


Academy of Science. 

Y. M. C. A. 

Cadet captain of artillery. 


Josiah, *EK, A.B., Charlestown, W. Va. 


President of society, fall term, '95. 

Substitute football team, '94-'95. 

V. M. C. A. 

Cadet sergeant Co. A. 

Distinguished cadet. 

Marksman's medal, '95. 

First base, class baseball team, '95. 

Champion snipe hunter, fall term, '92. 

I). B. Kinkaid, A.B., I.L.B., Knottsville, \V. Va. 


Vice president, fall term, '93. 

B. M. and G. club, '93. 

Essay Inter-Society Contest, '94. 

Cadet major. 

Short-stop, class baseball team, '95. 

Justin M. Kunkxe, sx.,B.S., Morgantown, W. Va. 


President of society, spring term, '96. 

Inter-Society committee, '94-5 and '95-6. 

Cadet first lieutenant Co. I!. 

Distinguished cadet. 

President of class, '93-4. 

Assistant football manager, '95. 

Editor " Monticola," '96. 

Chief of the rooters. 

Perry C. McBee, B.S., Halleck, W 

Inter-Society committee, '93-'94. 


Right field, class baseball team, '95. 

Member of Monongalia County Board of Examiners. 

Class representative, B. S., commencement, '96. 

EvarT M. PEARCEY, <t> 1 K, A.B., Normantown, W. Va. 


Cadet captain Co. A. 

Military ball committee, '96 

Medal for drill and discipline, '93. 

Anatomical Society, '96. 

Union Improvement Conipany. 

Arch. F. Rader, r: x, B.S., C E., Knon, W. Va. 
Academy of Science. 
Knt, r ineering .Society. 
President of society. 
President of class '92-3. 
Handsomest man in class. 

I Miss MABEL C. REYNOLDS, A B., Morgantown, \V. Va. 

President of class '95 6. 
Organist at chapel. 
Editor " Monticola " '96. 
Sixth lady graduate of the university. 
Class representative A. 1!., commencement '96. 

James C. Sanders, A B., Maidsville W. Va. 


President of society spring term '96. 

Member of Inter-Society committee '94-5. 

Y. M. C. A. 

Anatomical Society '96. 


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« T IS a fact somewhat to be deplored that our university organization has compelled us to leave behind some cherished college 
customs which add much to the enthusiasm and college spirit of the student body. We to-day have no Freshmen, no Sophomores, 
no Juniors, as these classes now exist in many of our sister institutions of learning. 

As such we have no recognition in that most august of college or university assemblies — the Faculty. Candidates for a degree 
in a certain year, however, obtain a hearing occasionally, very often to the dissatisfaction and disgust of the aspiring candidate. 
These favored few are called "Seniors," and you may recognize them anywhere and at any place by their cold behavior toward all 
below them and their preference for ladies' society; also by the obvious rivalry between them and the " Preps " for favors from the 
fair ones. But should you appear in this vicinity you would soon be aware of the existence of certain classes known at least as 
' "Freshmen," " Sophs." etc., friends in times of trouble, appreciating one another's ability, joined in resisting wrong and establishing justice. 
There is a certain community of interests which effect a fairly strong organization of a number of individuals into a class, notwithstanding our 
lack of incentives to do so 

The present Juniors, by their good conduct and other equally good characteristics, have built upon the solid rock at this institution, and 
have never yet failed to make an impression upon their contemporaries during their whole career. Two years ago they were Freshmen (which 
in itself is a good recommendation ) and they expect to be Seniors next year and post-graduates the year following. 

Early in the fall of '94, the first class meeting was held, officers elected, and colors chosen. The first president was W. C. Bambrick, of 
Hancock County W. Va., who, we regret, has been forced to leave the ranks for the present year. The colors were lavender and green, which, 
we may say for the benefit of Freshmen, present and future, were very significant. As first-year men they "bucked" the Sophomores and 
" Preps," to their delight and the sorrow of the latter classes. 

I.. I.. Friend was president of the second-year organization of the class of '97. Class spirit was not so manifest as the year before, yet 
tluv held their own at all times. 

Most important and interesting to all concerned is the class at this time. Some indeed have " fallen by the wayside," and the number is 
only about three-fourths the original class. We are indeed proud to class among the Juniors four " co-eds " whohavestood by their classmate 
brothers through thick and thin, and, in a womanly way, demonstrated many things as regards the relative abilities of man and woman. Woe 
be unto him who says co-education is a failure and should be stamped out at the W. V. U. 

Our colors are emblematic. The blue represents the mighty vault of heaven and signifies a high and grand goal, toward which our 
thoughts arc directed. The red is the color of the blood that supplies our systems, bright and pure, from which proceeds the energy that shall 
earrv us onward to honor, fame and fortune. 


junior Cface (Koff 

S. K. Bi.air, A.B. in Law, 2 X, graduate of W. V. C. S. 

E. A. Brooks, A.B., * K t, Columbian, V. M. C. A , Vice President C. L. S., Debater C. I,. S. '96, Orderly Sergeant, district cadet three 

years, W. V. Academy of Science, Y. M. C. A. Quartette, associate member American Ornith. Union. 
W. J. Brixkr, B.S.C.E., Parthenon, English Society, Y. M. C. A., winner Regents' prize essay '94, P. L. S. Essayist '95, President class 

'95-96, quarter back football team '95, Y. M. C. A. Quartette. 
H. A. Eaton, A.B., 6 2 K, Parthenon, Vice President P. L. S., Sergeant Major, district cadet three years, medal drill and discipline '95, 

member of military and commencement ball committees. 
h. L. Friend, A.B., * K ^, Columbian, Editor " Athenaeum " '95-'96, Editor "Monticola," President class '94-'95. 
W. T. ICE, Jr., A.B., S X, Parthenon, Y. M. C. A., Vice President Y. M. C. A. '95-'97. 

C. F. Joi.ijkf, LL.B. '96, A.B. in Law '97, * 2 K, Columbian, Vice President C. L. S., Second Lieutenant, Quarter Master, Wade's room mate. 
J. G. Kni-TTi, A B., 2 X, Parthenon, Vice President P. L S., Y. M. C. A., First Lieutenant, Adjutant, Y. M. C. A. Quartette, Glee Club, 

Editor " Monticola." 
//Miss Josie Kunkle, A.B 
H. M. LEPS, B S.M.E., * 2 K, English Society, district cadet three years, First Lieutenant Company A, full back football '95, captain 

team '93. 
Fred Moore, B.S., * K ^, Parthenon, Y. M. C. A., President Y. M. C. A. '96-'9y. 
J. M. Orr, B.S.C.E., * K 4', English Society, President spring '95, left half back and captain second football team '95, winner second medal 

for marksmanship '95, Quarter Master Sergeant. 


Miss Pthi-x REYNOLDS, B.S.. Vice President class '95'96. 

I,. J. Robb, B. S.C.I''.., $ K *■, left end football team '95; President English Society '94. 

Harry Shaw, A. B. in Paw, Parthenon, winner preparatory contest '94, P.L.S. declaimer '95, orator '96, orator preliminary intercollegiate 

j/Miss Winifred 0. South, A.R., Columbian, Essayist C.L.S. '96, Editor " Monticola." 
W. R. STANDIFORD, A.B., * K ^, Columbian, Adjutant '94-'95, Captain Company B; district cadet three years; winner preparatory 

contest '92, C. P. S. Declaimer '93 and '96, V. M. C. A., center football team '95. 
W. FRANK Stoi'T, A.B. in Paw, Parthenon, V. M. C. A., representative Y. M. C. A. to World's Students' Conference, Northfield, Mass., '93. 
IP P. Swishkr, A.B., 2 X, Parthenon, Essayist P. P. S. '96, Editor "Athenaeum " '95-'96, Editor "Monticola." 
P R. Taylor, A.B. in Paw, Columbian, author of a " Text Book on Pove." 
jJMlSS Pida VANGlXDER, A.B., Secretary class '95-'96. 

B. S. WHITE, B S.M.E , * 2 K, English Society, Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Club '95-'96. 


II \ss in '98 

ttciBB of '98 


R. C. Yoho President 

W. S. DekfenbauGH Vice President 

Paul McCoy Secretary 

C. E. McCoy - Treasurer 

J. Frank Nelson Historian 

Cfttee Cofore 

Garnet and White 

Hichi Go Bliddle, Go Blinkerty Blate, 
We're On Deck For Ninety-Eight ! ! 

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K THAT bloweth not his own horn, the same shall not Ik- blown." This is quoted for criticism. With a modest "excuse 
us," for intruding on the pages of this Annual, we come with glad tidings of great joy for future classes. We are here to 
say that you don't have to blow your own horn, any more than you have to llirt with another fellow's girl in order to be 
known. It is optional with you ; we mean the former. The latter is optional, too, but not with you. The history of the 
Sophomore class proves this. Without an organization till after the middle of this year, and with' no special effort 'made to 
advertise its merits, it has achieved a fame second to no other class in the college. 

We have representatives in football, baseball, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, classical course, scientific 
course, law and pedagogy. Our work is on record. It will stand inspection. 
A sense of modesty, and also of regard for our sister classes, will not permit us to overshadow their only hope by putting our 
photographs in the Annual. We don't have to ; our names and our work are sufficient. " By their works shall ye know them." 

We boast of more girls than any other class in the college, and more than any class which has preceded us. If height of stature be 
required, we can furnish it. If Zaccheuses be sought of either sex, come to us and you shall find. 

Six representatives we have from Monongalia, two from Marion, one from Doddridge, one from Wetzel, one from Putman, 
one from Marshall, one from Berkeley, one from Upshur, one from Harrison, one from Hampshire and three from Pennsylvania. 

Of course we can not claim numbers like the Freshmen, for Freshmen are always numerous; nor the learning of the Seniors, 
lor they have made these halls and corridors famous for erudition; nor yet the oratorical and literary ability of the energetic Juniors 
Their " performances " are out of sight Time was when they were delivered openly and above board, "and the general public permitted 
to be tortured by them. But those happy days have passed. One thing we do claim, however, and it is this: That the W. V. I'. 
should have a school of oratory, or the Seniors be excused from reading speeches at Commencement. 

I. i us take a retrospective view, [tisjune. The evening is calm and serene, except now and then a gentle zephyr stirs the leaves 
into a whispering chorus to the mournful dirge of the katydid and the cheerful song of the cricket. The lightning-bugs are just assembling 
for their nightly convention in the top of the nearest apple tree. Thirteen graduates of '98 in seven states and territories relleci on 
their college days at Morgantou 11 . Let us see. We first did organize in February, '96. What a baseball team we had! The peer of. 
Freshmen and Juniors Seniors not to lie mentioned the same day. 


All! well do we remember that famous victory in May, when the Juniors thought to make sport of us. And then in '97 we had to 
combat the same plucky Juniors, only now they were haughty Seniors — but still they can't play ball. 

We recall the scenes of those Sophomore days almost as vividly as the the scenes of yesterday. We go to our trunks, and there, stowed 
away in one corner, a box attracts our attention. With curiosity we open it. Reminders of college days we see. 

Program with tiny silver-head pencil attached. Seen e— Two step ; Biological Hall; blue ticket duplicate. Scene — Music Hall. This 
reminds you that " There's a thing that's got to be stopped,'' and you wonder, discouragingly, whether it is the lightning express, or the 
screams of the next-door-but-one baby. Again while contemplating this B-C-10 ticket, you hear "To die or not to die," and see cra/.v 
Ophelia strewing flowers on the stage. 

White ticket, round corners. Scene— South Morgantown. Tin horns, college yells and touch-down ; score six to zero. 
Three base hits ; seventy-nine errors for Juniors ; score, twenty-five to six in favor of Sophomores. 

Contest ticket, dinner menus, public performance programmes, examination papers, question lists, grade reports, monkev papers, 
absence notices, and one hundred and nineteen and one-half other keepsakes carry your entranced memory back to ninety-six. All but the 
half — this is the better half — who, with a gentle hand on your shoulder, reminds you that this is nineteen hundred and one instead of eighteen 
hundred and ninety-six; Los Angeles, California, instead of Morgantown, and that the servant girl is going to leave to-morrow. You arouse 
yourself as from a trance, and in a tone of despair, mingled with hope, you say, " Had we not better board at the Peabody a week or two ?" 
Gradually you free yourself from the cycloid tribe, " Horner's Method," "subjunctive with cum," " the moral faculty," and begin to realize 
the "total differential " of the situation — the stern fact that you are no more a jolly Sophomore in the class of '98. 

In '98 we hope to be 
Finished Seniors proud and free ; 
With Oxford caps and Harvard gowns, 
We'll change to smiles the meanest frowns. 
Our aim is not ambition's goal, 
With all her pomp and dearth of soul, 
But 'tis to make, with some dear heart, 
A loving union, ne'er to part. 
P. S. Sharing the weakness of human nature, we have yielded to public entreaty and " had our picture taken." 


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Willa N. Brand, Morgantown, W. Va., A.B. 

i/Tir.i.ii-: C. Bernhardt, Uniontown, Penn., A.B. 

FRIEND K. Ci.ark, New Martinsville, W. Va., B.S. Harry O. Cole, Seven Pines, W. Va., B.S.C.E. 

Fred A. Davis, Morgantown, W. Va., B.S.M.E. Walter S. Deffenbatjgh, ♦ K ^., Smithfield, Penn., A.B. 

CHARLES S. ELLIOTT, Redstone, Penn., B.S.M.E. Elmer F. Goodwin, Bridgeport, W. Va., B.A. in Law. 

Ralph W. Heavner, Buckhannon, \V. Va. B.A. in Law. 

Wade C. Kilmer, <J> 2 K *. Martinsburg, W. Va., B.A. in Law. 

BERTON M. I.awhkad, 4> K *K Morgantown, W. Va., B.S.M.E. 
James V. LANGEFITT, Eagle Mills, W. Va., B.S. ^Eleanor B. Moreland, Morgantown, W. Va., A.B. 

Maky C. MADAGAN, Morgantown, W. Va., A.B. Nora B. Madagan, Morgantown, W. Va., A.B. 

' Charles E. McCoy, $ ^ K. Buffalo, W. Va., B.S.C.E. 

J. FRANK NELSON, Capon Bridge, W. Va., B.S.C.E. 

Pail McCoy, <f> K ^. Fairmont, W. \'a., B.A. in Law. 
Robert C. Yoho, Rosebys Rock, W. Va., B.S.C.E. 


Mae* of '99 


H. M. White President 

J. W. Hugus Vice President 

^ Miss Evelyn Pratt Secretary 

James W. Horn Historian 


Old Rose and White 


Zip-a-la, Zip-a-la, Boom-ha-ha ! 
Ninety-nine, Ninety -nine, Rah, Rah, Rah ! 


jjfresljman ££aee Tfyi&tox}> 

HE present Freshman Class met and organized February 7, 1896. Our history as an organization is, of course, 
quite short, yet we claim our place among the classes of the University on the principle that it is not time alone 
that makes a record. 

Among our number are some who have been here before and have taken the preparatory course, and others 

who are here for the first time. Several are normal graduates. Though all are young, some have already 

made a trial of the realities of life, and finding themselves insufficiently equipped with a limited education, have 

come here for a better training and a broader knowledge. 

The Freshman Class does not claim a large share of the scholarship of the University students, but it does claim to have the intellects 

that will represent that scholarship in the future. We are at work near the foundation of the educational fabric, and we intend to build higher 

each year, taking the place of those above us as they move on, till we reach the topmost story. 

We know that the classes that are ahead of us enjoy some advantages which we do not, yet we can point to future pleasures which are 
no longer theirs. True, they enjoy the possession of the knowledge for which they have long been striving, but we are able to look forward 
to the enjoyment of learning, both in its pursuit and in its possession. There is yet in store for us the pleasure of becoming acquainted with 
the early classic authors and listening to them talk in their own language ; of delving into the geological secrets of Mother Earth's formation, 
or learning the wonderful design displayed in the flowers about us ; and of tracing the advance of civilization and the lines of human progress. 
Difficulties, too, arc in the way, but by overcoming them strength is gained for higher achievements. Theorems hard to demonstrate, philo- 
sophical questions difficult to comprehend, sentences hard to translate, will all help to prepare our minds for doing greater thin; s. 

The broad fields of literature, science, history and metaphysics, with gates open, are inviting us to enter and to explore their ever 
increasing stores of knowledge. To those who have energy, perseverance and determination, all of which we possess in abundance, there is 
every inducement to push forward. We as Freshmen do not believe that Newton and Gray have found out all the secrets of nature, nor that 


Fulton and Morse have exhausted the scope of invention, nor that Webster and Jefferson have reached the highest limit of statesmanship ; 
but we do believe that in these and other fields of activity there is work that we may do, and we are getting ready to enter them. 

Believing as we do in co-education, we are proud to have some young ladies in our class, and regret that their number is not larger. We 
give due praise to these ladies, who by their earnest efforts, are profiting by the educational advantages which are as much theirs as anyone's 
else. May their example and influence and success induce many others to pursue the same course, and to help, by larger numbers, in repre- 
senting future classes. 

The members of the class are not lacking in loyalty to the University and all its interests. Thoroughly imbued with the college spirit, 
they stand ready to help to enlist others in the work. We feel sure that many, if not all, of those who are now Freshmen will continue their 
work through the entire course, and finally go out from the University as graduates, and place their names upon the roll of the many who 
have gone from this institution and achieved honorable success. 


jjfreeljman £p a66 (Roff 

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F. N. Frim, Bridgeport 

G. E. Gramm. Grafton 

P. E. Greer. Wheeling 

F. E. Gebhart, Latrobe. Pa. 

Dale Grant. Morgantown 

J. W. Horn, Capon Bridge 

G. E. Anderson. 4> K *, Latrobe, Pa. 
\V S. Arnold. Hartmansville. 
C. D. Barb. Morgantown 

J. T. Beall. Capon Bridge 

C. P. Davidson, Fleming 

H. K. Brane. Piedmont 

G. H. F. Holy, Grafton 

J. W. Hugos, Wheeling 

G. R. Krebs. :: X, New Martinsville 

Phillip Konrad, 2 X, New Martinsville 
J. E. Law. Clarksburg 

Lee Lewellen. Duke 
C. S. Lowe. Eldora Miss Maid Sedgwick. Monterey, Pa, 

W. F. McDonald, Charlestown 
C A. Osborn. Clarksburg 

• Miss Evelyn Pratt. Wheeling 

C. H. Trippet. Wheeling 

John Wallace, Wheeling 

E M Whitescarver, Pruntytown 

A. L. Sawtell, * K *, Wheeling 

W. H. South, * I K. Morgantown 


Miss LUCY B. Wood, Morgantown 

H. M. White, ^ X, Camden 



Senior Cfaee Offtcere 

Buchanan White President 

W. i:. Raker Vice President 

h. C. Anderson Secretary and Treasurer 

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J. I. Blayney President 

F. H. YOST Vice President 

J. E. Law ................... Secretary and Treasurer 




Re-Ri-Ra ! 

WE'RB O. K. ! 

Law School, Law School! 

RB-Ri-Ra ! ! 

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Luther C. Anderson, A.B., '94 Ohio Wesleyan University, Walkersville 

Jackson Arnold, Arnold 

John M. Baker, Sandyville 

William E. Baker, Beverly 

George L. Bambrick, New Cumberland 

S Brice Blair, Pleasant Valley 

William G. Caldwell, Ph.B., '95 Yale, Wheeling 

George M. Ford, A.B., '92 W. V. U., Grafton 

Lorain Fortnev, Independence . 

Claud W. Gore, A.B., '93 W. V. IT. , Clarksburg 

George W. Hott, Millville 

C. W. Jolliff, Uniontown 

Della B. Kinkaid, Knottsville 

John O. Lemen, Martinsburg . 

Hunter H. Moss, Jr., Parkersburg 

Harry B. McClure, Braddock, Pa. . 

Allen B. Noll, Martinsburg 

Arthur C Pierce, Charlestown 

Krnest Randolph, Salem 

Frank P. Rush, Uniontown, Pa. 

Jidson L- Stevens, Winfield 

A. Robert Stallings, Medley .... 

Edgar Stewart, Martinsburg ..... 

J. Floyd Strader, A.B., '95 West Virginia University, Beverly 

James M. S. Wade, Parkersburg . 

Buchanan White, Weston 

J. Walker Yeager, Marlinton 

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il'R lawyers are modest, reticent people and would 
not of their own accord hold np for the public- 
gaze a record of their many great and glorious 
achievements. But the interests of posterity 
demand that the history of the '96 Law Class In- 
preserved in some permanent form, easily acces- 
sible to all; and so the reader will excuse the 
historian's blushes while he records a few plain, 
simple FACTS. 

The law class has in one year made more his- 
tory than the average college class grinds out in a quadrenium. 
Its members are history-makers, past, present and prospective. 
When they came to the University they knew what it was to 
hear their names called in a recitation room, and the professors 
■ lid not have to perform a surgical operation to make an impression 

on their intellectual faculties. The interest and sympathy of 
fe'low class-mates soon brought the members together for class 
organization. .So much good timber was available for filling the 
offices that it required three weeks for the class to make a 

The offices once filled for the entire year, the uninitiated 
might think that class interest and spirit would subside. But not 
so, by any means. The law class is not made up of a set of 
schemers, grasping for honor and preferment, but it is a band of 
devoted seekers after truth. [Until the time of going to press 
they have failed to find it. — Ed.] The class has been character- 
ized throughout its entire history by an earnest striving on the 
part of its members to master the intricacies of the law. To find 
out how well they have succeeded, just employ one to take charge 
of your next law suit In addition to vanquishing Blackstone, 





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Bishop, Woolsey, Cooler, el al., the class runs the student enter- 
prises of the University just for recreation. For fear that some 
envious college man may want to deny this, we will forever close 
his mouth by giving a few concrete examples of positions filled 
and honors won by the lawyers during the year. "For example," 
in athletics, Reynolds captained the football team; Nethkin 
received the medal for being the best all-round player; Ford man- 
aged the second team; Stallings and McClure are the managers of 
the baseball team, and Harding, as captain leads the team to 
victory. But the class does not excel alone in athletics. Its pre- 
eminence in intellectual work is no less marked. Three of the 
six intersociety oratorical contestants were lawyers, and a lawyer, 
Mr. Stallings, won. Stewart, Ford and Anderson will have to 
plead guilty to the charge of having a hand in the publication of 
this volume. The class also has musical talent, and Stevens 
directs the Glee Club. These are only a few of the positions filled 
by the lawyers, and a complete list woidd be impossible, as every- 
thing, somehow, conies the lawyers' way. 

But with all the glory there must come some shame, and 
candor compels the historian to give the facts, however much 
they may be regretted. Some of the members have been con- 
victed by a court of competent jurisdiction of heinous crimes. 
One man in particular, alias "Alstrophius Haynes," has been 
found guilty of dog stealing, bigamy, breach of promise and 
murder. Others have sinned grievously, but be it said to the 
honor of the class that offenders are always brought to a speedy 

trial before a jury of their peers, and justice never fails of having 
full sway. 

The class has made its impress upon the University in a way 
that preceding law classes, from a lack of members, were unable 
to do. The time has passed in the West Virginia University when 
the law class shall be considered the tail end of the institution. 
The L,aw Department has taken the very front rank, where it shall 
remain so long as such able men as those who have made it what 
it is, and are now devoting their services to its advancement, con- 
tinue to control its destinies. 

Soon the class shall go forth to return no more to the scenes 
of its origin. It were folly to attempt any predictions of the 
achievements of the class in the future, but the acquisitiveness, 
originality and push which have characterized the class in school, 
give promise of yet greater victories to be achieved. 

And now, lest someone may think all this has been written by 
one prejudiced in favor of the class, in order to set the class for- 
ever right before the public, we take pleasure in appending the 
following unsolicited testimonials: 

I have frequently had occasion to hold the law class up as a 
model to the Preps. So far as I know, no law student has been 
guilty of ungentlemanly conduct while in the University. I can 
especially commend the musical powers of the class. 


I have seen classes come and go, but this law class is the 
class that was ever about the place. " Doc " Danskr. 

I am overwhelmed by its greatness— in numbers. 

St. George T. Brooke. 


The lawyers are the most handsome men in College. 


After a careful investigation, I think some of the class will be 
able to graduate, bv the grace of the Faculty. 

W. P. WlIAEV. 

I have no hesitancy in pronouncing the Senior Law Class in 
every particular the grandest law class I ever instructed. 

Judge Johnson. 

These are but few of the many testimonials received, but they 

are enough to inspire the class, and we trust also the public, with 

faith and hope for the future. 

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C0e (J)rep 

N six clays the Lord made heaven and earth and sea and all that in them is, except the Prep. The seventh day he rested. Then 
he made the Prep. Nobody has rested since. What a glorious creation! If mortal man could have conceived this idea, what 
enduring fame would have been his! When the subject of the Prep came up before the Board of Editors a vote was taken to 
determine how much of our valuable space should be given him. By a majority vote it was decided that eight lines and a 
cartoon would be about the thing; but after several eloquent appeals by the minority the vote was reconsidered and the matter 
was left with the conscience of the writer who himself was once a Prep and knows that volumes might be written without ex- 
hausting the subject. Only they whose lines have been cast in prepdom know the infinite possibilities in this theme. 

From among a student body the Prep can always be selected. Only one guess is necessary. The kind having been 
established there only remains the question of degree. He is placed in a sliding scale from infinity to zero and the unwritten 
law presumes him the latter. This presumption does not become rebuttable until he has refused the issue of stamps by the 
commandant. lie approaches the throne of knowledge silently and cautiously, and with humility. Nothing is expected of 
him and expectations along this line are rewarded. When, fresh from the green fields and family fireside, he enters the realm 
of learning he is awe-stricken. Strange terms fall upon his ear and he understands them not. "Fort" life make him think of 
Indians; "first and second hours" is Greek to him; "co-eds," myth and miracle. He is cussed and cuffed and hated and 
hazed. Verilv, ka/.arus with all his sores was not afflicted like one of these. But in a short time he becomes ambitious At 
the end of the first month he is able to find his way through the buildings without a guide, and asks "Prexy" to excuse him from chapel like 
a veteran. In another month he has learned to smoke cigarettes and conjugate "amo". About the time the football season closes he knows 
the University colors and what it means to be "down" (though he should have known that long before.) And so his wisdom and learning 
increase. By commencement he knows the college yell and that "The whole of Gaul is divided into three parts". Regular attendance upon 
his classes and tin- Senior performances have stored his mind with a vast fund of useful information. During his second year he makes rapid 
progress. Nothing is beyond the grasp of his eager mind. Not infrequently he enters the law class or becomes a medical student. In his 
own department he soars away beyond his Cicero anil his Xenophon. He haunts the library and appropriates to himself all the easy chairs, 


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Prof, Cutright and Classes 

and the librarian grows thin pulling down heavy bound volumes of Puck and Judge for his recreation. This is also the period in his career 
when he learns that "blues" are worth more than "reds" and "reds" more than "whites." The literary societies recognize him by bearing 
with him while he declaims "The Curse of Regulus" and "'Ostler Joe." Wonderful evolution! When Freshmen life is about to dawn 
upon him there is nothing ( k)new under his sun. All knowledge is sacred to him. In all others it is heresy. 

But after all the Prep isn't so bad. He is all right in the end. "Great oaks from little acorns grow." All scholars were once Preps, and 
when this fact is held out to him he is pretty sure to press for himself some of the flowers of learning whose richest fragrance is found in the 
fruition of master minds. While he is only a private in the holy struggle for knowledge, yet he is the bidwark of our educational institutions, 
without whose defense they would topple and fall. Pat the Prep on the back. Help him along. You may be encouraging a future president. 
You will certainly be encouraging him to strive to attain to good citizenship, which is more to be desired than crowns and gold. 


Hon. 7 


IIavk a Chair, Doctor," 




\Y. E- Baker 
J. M. Wade 
J. F. Nelson 
LEE Roy Taylor 
P. M. Hoge 
T. Haight, Jr. 
H. H. Moss, Jr. 
L. L. Friend 

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B. H. Hall, J. C. Sanders President 

C. W. Maxwell I'. M. Hoge Vice President 

R. D. HEIRONAMUS O. P. Morford Secretary 

C. D. Barbe V. A. Barrickman Treasurer 

E.A.Brooks J. M. Wade Critic 

^Winikred South ^Gillian Jamison , Corresponding Secretary 

W. E. Baker B. H. Kali Marshal 

J. C. Sanders J. E. Nelson Editor 


MONG the oldest records extant ])ertaining to 
this organization ;s the following note, 
appended by some thoughtful secretary: 
"The Columbian Literary Society was organ- 
ized in the fall of the year eighteen hundred 
and fifty-two, but owing to some mishap all 
the recoids previous to November, 1861, have 
been lost." The history of the society, then, reaches back into 
the past about nine years beyond the Civil War, and antedates the 
founding of the University itself by a period of fifteen years. Its 
history during this period of lost records can be arrived at only by 

a comparative study of other like societies. In view of the fact 
that the roll of membership in '61 was no mean one for numbers, 
and, further, that among those earliest names preserved, is that of 
at least one member of the present House of Congress, besides 
a number of others who have been powers in their appropriate 
spheres of life, we must conclude that the previous, hidden period 
of its incipiency was as auspicious as its subsequent career has been 

The organization was effected in the old Monongalia Acad- 
emy, an institution founded well nigh a century ago, near the 
present site of the University. New life and vigorous energy were 

Columbian Hall 

Columbian Literary Society 

infused into every department and every phase of this school upon 
the inauguration of Rev. J. R. Moore as principal in 1S52. Nor is 
it amiss to conjecture that among the wholesome effluvia of his 
genius that contributed to the prosperity of the institution was, in 
a large measure, the influence that led to the organization of a 
society of energetic and wide awake young men. With these 
remarks, based partly upon history and partly upon the very 
strongest circumstantial evidences, we pass from the unknown, to 
look into the period of the society's history during which it has 
carefully kept a record of its own proceedings. 

As might be expected, during the Civil War the membership 
of the society was oftentimes at a minimum. But the very facts 
that the society, and even the school itself, continued at all through 
those trying times in a region so near the fields of strife is an 
unmistakable proof of the profound appreciation held by the 
people for the benefits of higher educational training. 

A number of the members of the society during that period 
left the school to become actively engaged in the war. But the 
handful remaining during those years have left a record behind 
them that would be an honor to organizations of vastly greater 
pretentions. The constitutional development of the society has 
been just such as was essential to keep a progressive organization 
in continual harmony with an ever-changing environment. 

The society owns a small library founded about the year 1S67. 
The collection of books is not large and the use of the library has 
been almost abandoned since the founding of the University 
library. The donation of the books to some other department of 
the school is contemplated, and will likely be effected before the 
close of the present year. 

The inter-society contest on declamation, essay, oration, 
and debate, a feature inaugurated in 1870, is one of the most 
intensely interesting features connected with literary work in the 

The Columbian has always had a fair degree of success in 
these contests. Although she sometimes has to yield the palm to 
her generous rival, yet this by no means happens so often as to 
become a characteristic. 

The latest field entered by the society is that of the Inter- 
Collegiate Oratorical Association of Western Pennsylvania. This 
promises to be very useful in developing the oratorical powers of 
students. The societies vie with each other for the honor of repre- 
senting the University in this contest. 

We regret that limited space forbids us to make personal 
mention of our graduate members, especially those of them who 
are now figuring prominently in our national life as journalists, 
diplomats, financiers, lawyers, physicians, authors, statesmen, noted 
educators, eminent divines, first rate professors, and college presi- 
dents. They are found in all these fields and moire. 

The Columbian Society has uniformly insisted upon literary 
merit as the sesame to all places of distinction at her disposal. 
But once in her history has her tranquillity been molested by the 
internal strife of faction that would make fitness second to per- 
sonal consideration. This interruption was but momentary, and 
of it was born a higher ideal of society fellowship, which has since 
been, and, it is hoped will continue to be, characteristic of this 
organization. The very atmosphere of the Columbian Society hall 
is fragrant with her benignant interest in even- student who seeks 
earnestly to cultivate his literary powers. 

Conbifa (m©£€C£33 



J. Kekly G. L. Bambrick J. M. Kunklk President 

J. (',. Knttti B. G. Moore H. A. Eaton Vice President 

E. F. Goodwin Harry Shaw S. C. Lowe Secretary 

II. L. Swisher I. J. Brady J. G. Knttti Critic 

Fred Moore Fred Moore Philip Konrad Librarian 


W. T. Ice, Jk. E. Hendrickson ..... Chaplain 

W. T. Ick, Jk Historian 

Parthenon Literary Society 


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(Blotto:— "(paftna (JXuffa ^ine (pufwre." 

HE first literary society connected with the 
old Morgantown Academy was the Columbian. 
The growth of this society was rapid, and soon 
became too large for the greatest improve- 
ment of its members. 

In the fall of 1853, or the winter of '53-'.S4, 
there withdrew from the Columbian society several 
of the "worthies" of tbat body, who became the 
charter members of the Monongalian. 

Among these persons were the following: H. T. 
Martin, Robert and Benjamin Stewart, J. H. Pentecost, 
John and Fred Habermehl and William H. Stevenson. 

The first meeting of the Monongalian was doubtless 

one of sorrow and rejoicing ; of sorrow because of their 

separation from the Columbian, and of rejoicing because of the 

thought of being the "road breakers" for a great and vigorous 

literary organization. 

From the first meeting in a room around a small stove in the 

old Academy the history of the Monongalian society begins. 
The records which have been preserved give a soul stirring and 
vivid description of the place. The furniture of the room was 
very ordinary. There were no frescoed walls, no library or 
electric lights to cheer the valiant heroes. 

" The place of meeting," says an early chieftain, " was in the 
old Morgantown Academy building on the banks of Decker's 

Doubtless on many a night the wild animals along this 
creek have been stirred from their slumbers by the powerful 
harangue of some Monongalian orator. 

The members seem to have been held to a strict observance 
of all the proprieties, for in the first constitution there was a 
section which read: "Any member spitting on the stove shall be 
fined ten cents." As the society waxed strong in numbers all of 
the early obstacles began to disappear. 

A few years after the West Virginia Agricultural College 
absorbed the old Academy, and the name of the institution was 


changed to West Virginia University. In 1867 there arose in the 
society a desire to change the name from Monongalian to 
Parthenon. The principal reason given for the change was that 
Monongalian was too local a term and not classical enough. 
Those opposing the change were mostly students from Monon- 
galia count}-, while the advocates of the amendment were students 
from other counties and states. Over this amendment to the 
constitution a spirited and energetic fight, which is characteristic 
of Parthenons, occurred. After the name was changed, every 
memher was even more loyal to the name, Parthenon, than he 
had been to the old one, Monongalian. 

The library of the society has been enlarged by gifts from 
individuals and by appropriations from the treasury. Private con- 
tributions formed the nucleus of the library. The books are well 
selected for literary purposes. 

Owing to the advantages which the University library offers 
to students, the Parthenon library has not grown as it might have 
done under other circumstances. 

The financial condition of the society is good. The treasury 
has been filled to overflowing by loyal Parthenons who have won 
prizes in the Inter-Society contests. 

The society meets every Friday evening at seven o'clock in 
a hall most handsomely furnished. The program consists of 
declamation, essay, oration, debate and criticism. 

The Alumni of the Parthenon number about one hundred. 
Among the former members of the society are the following who 
have distinguished themselves in political, scientific and educa- 
tional circles : 

Hon. ft. H. Dent, Judge of Supreme Court of Appeals of 
West Virginia ; Dr. D. W. Border, Dr. Thomas H. Price, Hon. 
Charles W. Lynch, Dr. S. S. Adam, Prof.'James S. Stewart, Prof. 
S. B. Brown, Dr. Walter Hough, Smithsonian Institute ; Prof. 
John L/. Johnston, Prof. Robert A. Armstrong, Hon. George C. 
Sturgiss, Hon. John Bassel, Dr. E- M. Turner, ex-President 
West Virginia University ; Hon. B. S. Morgan, ex-State Superin- 
tendent Schools ; Hon. George A. Pearre, Prof. Thomas E. Hodges, 
Hon. James H. Stew-art, Dr. James W. Hartigan, Hon. Stewart 1". 
Reed, Hon. E. P. Rucker, Hon. J. S. Chilton. Of the Board of 
Regents of the West Virginia University four have been Partheiu >ns. 
On the record of the same society are enrolled the names of Profs. 
S. B. Brown, Robert A. Armstrong, James S. Stewart, John L. 
Johnston, Russel L. Morris, and Dr. James W. Hartigan, members 
of the Faculty of the University. 

Inspired by the brilliant record of the past, may the Par- 
thenons who now tread the halls of learning never forget the 
meaning of the motto " Palma Nulla Sine Pulvere." 


Parthenon Hall 



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MASSACHUSETTS Alpha, Amherst College 

New HAMPSHIRE Alpha, Dartmouth College 
New York Alpha, Cornell University 
NEW York BETA, Syracuse University 
NEW York Gamma, Columbia College 

NEW York Epsilon, Colgate University 

New York Zkta, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute 

Pennsylvania Beta, Allegheny College 

Pennsylvania Gamma, Bucknell University 

Pennsylvania Epsilon, Pennsylvania College 
Pennsylvania Zeta, Dickinson College 

Pennsylvania Eta, Franklin and Marshall College 
Pennsylvania Theta, Lafayette College 

Pennsylvania Iota. University of Pennsylvania 

PENNSYLVANIA Alpha, Washington and Jefferson College 

Pennsylvania Kappa, Swarthmore College 

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Virginia Alpha, University of Virginia 

West Virginia Alpha, University of West Virginia 
Virginia Ukta, Washington and Eee University Maryland Alpha, Johns Hopkins University 

Virginia Gamma, Hampden-Sidney College District of Columbia Alpha, Columbian University 

MISSISSIPPI ALPHA, University of Mississippi 


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Ohio Alpha, Ohio Wesleyan I T niversity 

Ohio Beta, Wittenberg College 

Ohio Delta, University of Ohio 

Indiana Alpha, DePauw University 

Indiana Beta, University of Indiana 

Indiana Gamma, Wabash College 


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Michigan Alpha, University of Michigan 

Illinois Alpha, Northwestern University 

Illinois Beta, University of Chicago 

Wisconsin Gamma, Beloit College 

Minnesota Beta, University of Minnesota 
Iowa Alpha, University of Iowa 

Kansas Alpha, University of Kansas 

Nebraska Alpha, University of Nebraska 

California Beta, Leland Stanford, Jr., University 

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WAS <>ii February 19, 1852, that Hon. C. P. T. Moore and Dr. W. H. Letterman hade the Phi Kappa Tsi Fraternity to 
launch forth in its grand career of charity and love in aid of the trne civilization of man, and to acknowledge the diapason 
through which " man touches Deity." The fraternity has always favored a policy of conservatism and has aimed to enter 
only those colleges and universities that are of the highest rank. For the most part the chapters are in the strong schools of 
the North and East, though a few good chapters have been placed in the strongest schools of the South and West. The official 
organ of the fraternity is "The Shield," published bi-monthly by G. Fred Rush, at Chicago. The last edition of the catalogue 
was published in 1893, and is complete in every detail. The government of the fraternity is vested in a Grand Arch Council, 
which meets every two years, and four District Councils, which are held on years alternating with the Grand Arch Council. 
The last Grand Arch Council was held at the Hollenden Hotel, in Cleveland, Ohio, April 8, 9, 10, 1896. The total membership 
of ihe fraternity, March 1, 1896, was over 7,000; several chapters occupy chapter houses, and others are raising funds for a 
similar purpose. Phi Kappa Psi has a countless number of members who have gone out into the daily walks of life and have 
achieved distinction in gubernatorial and congressional seats, and have ably filled proud positions on the bench, the lecture 
platform, in the business world, and in college faculties. The list is headed by Senator Joseph B. Foraker, Governor Lloyd Lowndes, " Bob" 
Burdette, Janus Whitcomb Riley, Woodrow Wilson, William M. Thornton, and other gentlemen equally distinguished in state and public life. 
West Virginia Alpha Chapter was established in the West Virginia University, May 23, 1S90. Notwithstanding the fact that a feeling of 
opposition against fraternities has been prevalent in the University, the chapter has prospered at all times and has enjoyed much harmony and 
success, the real fruits of genuine fraternity. The Chapter extends her best wishes to all sister fraternities in the University, and rejoices at 
tin apparent good will manifest between fraternities in the University. 


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Srafree in (Ur6e 

William P. WlLLEY, A. M., Professor of Equity and Jurisprudence 
Rev. A. M. Buchanan, A. M. 
Rev. Ross Ward, A. M. 

Srafree in (Unttfereitafe 

Hunter H. Moss, Jr. 


William R. Standiford 
Lewis J. Robb 
Lloyd L. Friend 
Earle A. Brooks 
James M. Orr 
Fred Moore 


Berton M. Lawhead 
Wade C. Kilmer 
Paul McCoy 
Walter S. Deffenbaugh 


Archie L- Sawtelle 
George E. Anderson 


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INCE the beginning of humanity men 
have associated themselves in societies, 
sodalities or fraternities because of their 
inherent needs. In college and univer- 
sity life, the student fresh from home cir- 
cles and influences is lost in a new world ; 
he is without a home, though abiding in 
a room and with perhaps a mate. In the 
early part of this century, as a protest 
against the lack of literary culture, and 
to cater to the social needs of the students, 
there was inaugurated a system of secret 
societies which have become a series of fraternities whose true 
beneficence is that they are homes. They promote the student's 
welfare ; keep him to the work laid out in the curriculum, and 
save him in many instances from doing rash acts which might 
jeopardize his college career. The culture which naturally comes 
from associating with those older and of greater experience he 
receives ; intellectual training is not neglected ; in sickness he is 
tenderly cared for ; but the greatest good of all is that given by 
the fraternal spirit which exists in all true homes and all true 
religions, and without which a fraternity is not what its name 
indicates. The benefits ami responsibilities extend into after- 

college life ; the brothers of the college home, scattered the world 
over, are constantly meeting brethren ; visiting other institutions 
of learning, they find branches of the same home ; returning to 
their Alma Mater, the dear old fraternity is read}- with a warm 
welcome, tendered by its active members. The government is 
vested in the graduates, and a close watch of conditions and affairs 
is kept. Available funds are devoted to the promotion of the 
comfort and welfare of those in college. The secrecy that is 
maintained is not wrongful, but of benefit ; it is the secrecy that 
covers the true home, whose objects all know, but whose methods 
are private and sacred rights. 

It was with such a spirit as this that six members of the class 
of 1873 of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, while working 
together in the chemical laboratory, conceived the idea of a new 
society, to be better than those existing, and as a result the Phi 
SlGMA Kappa was born. The society received many flattering 
offers to organize chapters at other institutions, but, desiring to 
remain local, refused all offers to eidarge. In 1S7S, resolving to 
have a more perfect organization, they organized themselves into 
the Phi SlGMA Kappa fraternity and since then the order has spread 
rapidly. The official organ of the fraternity is the "Signet," 
published by the council at New York. On the even- 
ing of February 24, 1891, Delta Chapter was organized 

Phi Sigma Kappa 

by W. S. Mayers, who entered the University that year 
from Cornell University, where he was a member of the 
( ramma Chapter. The choice spirits whom he gathered about him 
werel. C. Herndon, C. E. Mayers, W. L. H. Camden, C. K. Vance, 
J. C. Vance, C. W. Gore, H. W. Smith, R. H. Ramsey, G. M. 
Alexander and J. A. Grier. Since then forty-eight members have 
been added to the chapter roll, making a total of fifty-eight. It 
is now composed of twenty-three active members, and the alumni 
members are to be found in almost every town in the state and in 
many of the large cities, where they are doing justice to their 
abilities as professional men and honor to the fraternity. Since 
its organization the fraternity has been an influence and a potent 
factor in affairs at the University. Because it recognizes honor 
and ability before any other qualities, its members are always to be 
found in the front ranks of zealous, conscientious workers; and in 
the struggle for honors their efforts have been rewarded with a 
success conspicuously brilliant, such as will more than compare 
with that which has come to the members of any other similar 

organization here. These honors have not been won in anv par- 
ticular department, but have been gleaned from everv department 
of the University. In the literary societies, eight of our members 
have held the office of president, and others of them are pointed 
to as orators and debaters of rare ability. In the military depart- 
ment, twenty of them have been commissioned officers, and five 
have won medals of honor in military contest. On the athletic 
field we have had two football captains, and ten of our men have 
helped to win victories by playing positions on the teams. In class 
work, in social affairs and in the literary contests, our members 
have been equally prominent, and it is safe to predict that in the 
future they will maintain for their fraternity the prestige it has so 
valiantly won. Delta has never in its history been so prosperous 
as it is now. Its relations with its rivals are of the most cordial 
character. At present the chapter has a nicely furnished hall, 
where the weekly meetings are held, but a chapter house is in con- 
templation, and in the next annual we hope to have something to 
say about it. 

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Silver and Magenta 

draftee in Sacuffafe 

CLEMENT R. JONES, B. S. C. E., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering 
RUSSELL Morris, B. S. C E , Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering 

I). M. Willis, Principal of the Commercial Department 

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Jackson Arnold 

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Harry a. Eaton 

Clarence F. Jolliff 
Henry .M. ueps 

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Charles E. McCoy 





Evert M. Pearcy 

Edgar Stewart 

James S. Wade 

Benjamin F. Rick 

Clinton P. Shuman 

Harvey F. Smith 

Bennett S. White 

Tom S. Tompkins 

Benjamin F. Laughlin 
Walter h. South 

Benjamin S. Thomas 
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Pr.-ETor, John I). BertoleTTE, Mauch Chunk, Pa. 
Epsilon, '64 . . . Columbian University 

Theta, '63 . . . Gettysburg College 

Kappa, '64 . . . Bucknell University 

Omicron, '59 . . Dickinson College 

Alpha Phi. 'S7 . . . Lehigh University 

Alpha Chi, '92 . . Penn. State College 

Phi Phi, '75 . . University of Pennsylvania 

Pr^Tor, W, 
Zeta, '66 
Psi, '60 

Gamma Gamma, '74 
Sigma Sigma, '72 . 
Tau, '72 . 
Alpha Tau, '89 


Asbury Christian, Richmond, Va. 

"Washington and Lee University 
University of Virginia 
Randolph Macon College 
Hampden-Sidney College 
. Roanoke College 

University of North Carolina 


Pr.ETOr, Daniel F. Wilson, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Alpha, '55 . . . Miami University 

Gamma, '55 . . . Ohio Wesleyan University 

Mu, '68 .... Denison University 

Zeta Zeta, '76 . . Centre College 

Zeta Psi, '82 . . . University of Cincinnati 

Lambda Lambda, '93 . Kentucky State College 

Mu Mu, '95 . . . West Virginia University 

Alpha Gamma. '82 . . Ohio State University 

Pr^TOR, C. M. BlVENS, Lafayette, Ind. 

Lambda, '58 
Xi, '59 
Phi, '65 . 
Chi, '71 
Delta Delta, '75 

Indiana University 
DePauw University 
Butler University 
Hanover College 
Purdue University 

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Pr.KTor, HERBERT C. Arms, Chicago, 111. 

OMEGA '69 . Northwestern University 

Kappa Kappa, '86 . . University of Illinois 

Alpha Zkta, '82 . . Beloit College 

Alpha Iota, '83 . ■ Illinois Wesleyan University 

Alpha Lambda, "84 . University of Wisconsin 

Alpha Pi, '86 ■ . Albion College 

ALPHA SlGMA, '88 . . University of Minnesota 


Pr.v.Tor, John W. Dixon, Lincoln, Neb. 
ALPHA EPSILON, '83 . . University of Nebraska 

ALPHAXl, '84 • • University of Kansas 

Pk.KTOR, E. DICK SLAUGHTER, Dallas, Texas 

Alpha Omicron, '86 
Alphi Psi, '90 

Tulane University 
Vanderbilt University 

ETA, '57 • 
Alpha Nu, '8 1 

University of Mississippi 
University of Texas 


Pr.ETor, Freeman G. Teed, Los Angeles, Cal. 
Alpha Beta, '86 . . . University of California 

Alpha Upsilon, '89 . University of Southern Cal. 

Alpha Omega, '92 . . Leland Stanford, Jr. , Univ'sity 

Pr.i;tor, D. M. McLaughlin, Ithaca, N. v. 

Alpha Alpha, '92 . . Hobart College 

I{TA Eta, '92 . . . Dartmouth College 

NU Nu, '94 • ■ • Columbia College 

Alpha ThETA, '82 . . Mass. Ins. of Technology 

Alpha Phi, '90 . . Cornell University 

Total number of chapters 49; active membership, 690; total 
membership, 7,oco. 


Chicago, 111. Milwaukee, Wis. 

Cincinnati, Ohio Montgomery, Ala. 

Columbus, Ohio New < )rleans, La. 

Indianapolis, Ind. New York City 

Kansas City, Mo. Philadelphia, Pa. 

Lafayette, Ind. Richmond, Va. 

Lincoln, Neb. Springfield, Ohio 

Los Angeles, Cal. St. Paul, Minn. 

Washington, D. C. 
Total number of alumni chapters 17. 



IV f\ 

HE Simula Chi fraternity was founded at Miama 
University, Oxford, Ohio, June 20, 1855, 
V— <-**■— ~ v l&& by Isaac M. Jordan, Ben P. Runkle, James 

l\ T. Caldwell, Frank H. Scobey, Daniel W. 

Cooper, Thomas C. Bell and William L. 
Lockwood. It was a bold stand taken by the 
seven founders of a new fraternity. Eighteen 
rivals already occupied the field with one 
hundred and fifty chapters. In the face of 
such odds it was an act of courage to organ- 
ize a new and independent fraternity. But 
the confidence of the founders of Sigma Chi 
was based upon a belief that the principles 
which they professed and the ideal of true 
fraternity which they sought were but im- 
perfectly realized by the existing organizations. The establish- 
ment of Sigma Chi was a protest against pretense, a plea for per- 
sonal independence and for congeniality and genuine friendship 
as the only natural basis of organization in a college brotherhood. 
Sigma Chi was not then known, and has not since been known as 
a distinctively literary, or scholarly, or athletic, or political, or 
social organization, but its laurels have been won in all these 
fields, and in them all, and through success in them all, the chief 
thing it has sought has been fraternity — the fraternity of mutual 

helpfulness and of mutual pleasure. When the storm of civil war 
broke over the land and scattered the college boys of both sections, 
ten chapters answered to the roll-call of the fraternity. During 
the dark days which followed, several of the chapters were com- 
pelled to disband, in two or three instances disbanding to enter the 
army in a body. Yet the fraternity was kept on a good working 
basis, and several new chapters were founded even in the midst of 
the fratricidal strife. It was during the darkest hours of the war 
that the famous "Constantine Chapter" was founded. The Alumni 
in the two armies composed this unique organization. 

It met in a dilapidated log cabin between the lines, and here 
vows of friendship and loyalty to the White Cross were made. 
Several members, whom the general fraternity was afterwards 
found to call brothers, were united. When the last echoes of the 
war had rolled away, four of the original ten chapters had per- 
ished, killed by the war. To compensate for this loss three new 
chapters had been added to the roll, and Sigma Chi began her 
unchecked career of progress. To-day, with forty-five chapters, 
strong in the strength of young, vigorous and successful manhood, 
claiming nothing but the recognition of its actual achievements, it 
challenges comparison with any rival. 

The fraternity headquarters are located in Chicago, and her 
honored founder, Gen. Benjamin P. Runkle, is occupying the 


proud position of Grand Consul, the highest gift in the hands of 
the fraternity. The fraternity publications are in every way on a 
plane with the general excellence of the fraternity. They are two 
in number. "The Sigma Chi Quarterly," edited by Frank Crozier, 
and a secret paper, "The Bulletin," issued bi-monthly, edited by 
Charles Ailing, Jr. The catalogue is a very fine specimen of its 
kind, and contains the largest collection of college pictures and 
historical sketches ever published. Several pieces of music bear 
the name of the fraternity, and two or three song books have been 
issued bv it. Among the many prominent men who wear the 
White Cross are Grover Cleveland, Chauncey Depew, John M. 
Hamilton ux-Governor of Indiana I, I. P. Gray, George \V. Childs, 
Judge Howard Ferris and Lafe Pence 

Mu Mu Chapter was established September 13, 1895, by 
Judge Ferris and Grand I'rieters Harper, Slaughter and Wilson. 
The charter members were W. B. Cutright, M. E. Gorman, J. F. 
Strader, W. J. Holden, A. F. Rader, T. W. Haught, J. G. Kuutti, 
C. F. Holden, H. M. White, W. T. Ice, Jr., and Justin M. Kunkle. 

To these have been added H. L. Swisher, G. R. Krebbs and Fred 
B. Wood. The ideal of the chapter has been true fraternity, not 
the selfish aggrandizement so often a characteristic of college fra- 
ternities. It has never believed that membership in such an 
organization ought to be either a qualification for honors or a bar 
to them. It believes that fraternity means more than this seeking 
for office; that these things will come if deserved, and ought not 
to be possessed if undeserved. Her men stand high in all depart- 
ments of the college. They have taken many of the honors to be 
obtained by the student body, but these have come irrespective of 
secret society affiliations — rather in spite of them. The Chapter 
has the good will and esteem of her rivals in the fraternity world 
as well as of the students who are not members of any of the local 
chapters. Her earnest hope is that these cordial relations may 
continue. Enjoying these many benefits, Mu Mu congratulates 
herself on her standing and prestige in the West Virginia 


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Michael E. Gorman 

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W. Bkrnard Cl'TRIGHT 

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F. Strader, 


B. '95 (Law) 

A. F. Rader 


M. Ford, A. 


, '92 (Law) 

T. W. Haught 


L. Bambrick (Law) 

Justin M. Kunkle 




W. T. Ice, Jr. 


G. Knttti 

H. L. Swisher 

L. D. Arnett 


F. H. Yost (Law) 


F. Holden 

F. B. Wood 


R. Krebs 

Phillip Konrad 

H. M. White 

dSarfy Jtafermftee 

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HE first and only Greek-letter society in existence at Monongalia Academy was Delta Prime chapter of Delta Tau Delta, 
which was organized in the spring of 1S61. It consisted of thirteen members, and owed its foundation to Russell Thornton, 
f,.L^ of Gamma Prime chapter. Among its members was John Henrv Miller, now of Baltimore, who won the honor, in oratory, of 
defeating Henry S. Walker, afterward one of the most brilliant orators of the State of West Virginia. 

J. F. Harmon, of Martinsburg, Joseph Moreland and George C. Sturgiss; of Morgantown, are the survivors of the chapter 
still living in this State. The society became extinct during the war period. The ban against secret societies, which prevailed during the 
earlier history of the University, prevented any attempt to revive this chapter till the restrictive regulation was removed, a few years ago, when 
an application of a half a dozen students, indorsed by Mr. Moreland and Mr. Sturgiss, to the Executive Council I the governing body of the 
fraternity in the United States) for a charter was refused upon the ostensible ground that the University had not yet established such a 
reputation for scholarship, or acquired such numbers as entitled it to the honor of a chapter in the fraternity. This unjustifiable action Forever 
ended tile possibility of this fraternity acquiring a foothold in the Uuiversitv. Messrs. Moreland and Sturgiss expressed their disapproval by 
declining to preside or to deliver the annual oration at the general convention of the fraternity, to which they had been respectively elected 
shortly after the refusal. Other Greek-letter societies were speedilv organized here, and now have full possession of the field. Several 
Roman-letter societies existed during the later years of the academy, but these were largely convivial in character and proved ephemeral in 


(gtcfor (Buf^a 

Was born on the 20th of December, 1S71, at the village of Basesci, district 
Falcin, Rouniania. He is the son of a clergyman, his father living at his 
parish Basesci. He took the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1890, at the 
University of Tassy (Moldavia), and last June took the master degree C. K. 
at the special School of Bridges and Roads, Eucharest (Walachia ), and is now- 
studying geology in West Virginia University, where he expects to take the 
Ph. D. degree next year. 


W. Bernard Cutright, A.M. 


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Right End . . Rank 

Right ( '.uard . . NETHKEN 

Left Guard . . Krebbs 
Left End . . Robb 
Right Half Back 
Full Back 

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Riirlit Tackle 




Center .... StandiFORD 
Left Tackle . . YOST 

Quarter Back . . Brunner (Captain) 

Left Half Back . . SOUTH 



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W. Bernard Cutright 
Justin m. Kinki.r 

Assistant Manager 


West Virginia University vs. Mt. Pleasant Institute 
West Virginia University vs Bethany College . 

West Virginia University vs. Mt. Pleasant Institute 

West Virginia University vs. W. U. P 

West Virginia University vs. \\\ & j. College 

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West Virginia University vs. Marietta College 



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West Virginia University vs. W. & I,. University 



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Foot Ball Team, '95 

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IVE years ago the first football team ever organized in West Virginia began the work which culminated in 

such a blaze of glory last Fall. The outlook was very discouraging. The players and the patrons both 

had to be instructed in the rudiments of the game. The faculty were either luke-warm or hostile; the 

students were not interested, and the few pioneers had a weary up-hill struggle. Billy Meyers was elected 

manager and Ed. Boyd was chosen captain. These two men, after a hard tussle, got eleven men together, 

practiced a few times, purchased uniforms and arranged a game with W. and J. College. The College 

yell had not been given at any time during the Fall Term, and 

was only given once or twice on the momentous day on which 

occurred the first football game ever witnessed in our state. 

and J. made monkeys of the mountain giants, and only 

stopped when the score had piled up 72-0. The results this year so 
discouraged the founders of the greatest college game that there was no 
team the next year. However, on the return of the students in '93, Robert 
Ramsey was elected manager, and under Prof. Rane's efficient coaching and 
encouragement the team made very satisfactory progress. This team, although 
lighter than the '91 team, won the first football victory for the "Old Gold and 
Blue." W. and J. again had a practice game wit'i the infants, and the score was 
58-0. In this team Keely, White, South and Leps received the education that stood 
them in such good stead in the past two seasons. The next season found the students 
taking some interest in football, and a strong team was put in the field. S. S. Jacobs was elected 
manager and Harry Kunst captain. The record of this team is given on another* page of this book. 
New blood was introduced; " Chip" Rare, Reynolds, Bruner, Rice, Bambrick, Beall, Porter and 
" Baby" Krebbs helped to shove to victory. 

The season of '95 found us with enthusiastic students, an approving faculty, an abundance of 
new men and old veterans, and some of the most important things to an athletic organization — 
traditions. W. B. Cutright was chosen manager, Justin M. Kunkle assistant manager, and E. B. 
Reynolds elected captain. The team early got down to hard practice; a liberal subscription enabled 
them to get many much needed supplies, and after hard work a coach was obtained. Had he been 


Yost, Left Tackle. 

on the ground earlier in the season the score of the first three games would be much larger. As it 

was, McCrory, ably assisted by Howard, enabled the University to trail Marietta in the mud, despite 

President Simpson's famous exhibition. W. and J. were only able to score one touchdown, and 

that was done through the blundering mistake of a Wheeling policeman. Washington and L,ee did 

not "show the West Virginia farmers how to play football " to any great extent. After the dust was 

blown away the score was 28-8 in favor of the new dominion. Central University of Kentucky, 

seeing the awful fate of the Virginia lads, got frightened, and cancelled the date for Huntington. 

Had they met us there it is only fair to presume that another victory would be placed to the credit 

of our boys. 

The immense progress shown in the above sketch has 

been achieved against tremendous odds. But football 

appeals so to the American spirit that it will not down. 

Harvard College cannot kill it ; newspaper men, who 

know enough to make them dangerous, cannot succeed in 

destroying it. Its very life depends upon the manliness 

it demands of its devotees. They must be temperate 

men, morally and physically. In this respect we have 

much to be proud of in the team of '95. Eleven better 

men would be hard to find in the University, not only 

physically but in the class-room. 

We have demonstrated that football can be played by 

strictly college men. Next year bids fair to eclipse all 

former seasons; a training table will be established; prac- 
tice will begin two or three weeks before school begins, and one of the best coaches in the country 
will be procured. Games have already been arranged with our old rivals, W. and J. and with the 
University of Virginia. Nothing stands between us and a seriesof brilliant victories but hard work, 
and the record of our boys gives assurance that that will not be lacking. The loyal support of 
students, faculty and board of regents is assured. " It's all over but the shouting." 

Nethken, Right Guard 

White, Bight Tackle 


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Smaf £ine;(y,p 

Right End 


5 feet 10 inches 

157 pounds 

18 years 

Right Tackle 

. Turner 

5 feet 10 inches 

153 pounds 

20 years 

Right Guard 


5 feet 8 inches 

144 pounds 

19 years 


. Nelley 

5 feet io inches 

154 pounds 

iS years 

Left Guard 


5 feet 1 1 inches 

171 pounds 

21 years 

Left Tackle 

. Elliott, C. S 

5 feet 8 inches 

156 pounds 

23 years 

Left End . 


5 feet 7 inches 

147 pounds 

17 years 

Quarter Back 

. Caldwell, R. C. 

5 feet 9 inches 

158 pounds 

19 years 

Right Half Back 


5 feet 4 inches 

121 pounds 

23 years 

Left Half Back 


. 5 feet 7 inches 

131 pounds 

20 years 

Full Back 


5 feet 8 inches 

144 pounds 

18 years 


St. Clair, Burn, Elliott, P. E. 

A. B. '92 



M. Orr 

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October 19, West Virginia University vs. Waynesburg 

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November 2, West Virginia University vs. Waynesburg 

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November 9, West Virginia University vs. P. A. C. 


. 8 — 10 

40 — 6 

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A. R. Stallings, Manager 
II. B. McCLURK, Assistant Manager 

Walter B. Hill 
John Hickman . 
Thomas Pastorius 

C. B. Harping (Captain] 
Isaac Womelsdorff 
John Parsons . 
Lee Llewellyn 
Bert Lawhead . 
William Dent 

First Base 
.Second Base 
Third Base 
Left Field 
Center Field 
Riidit Field 


^c^ebufe of (Bamee 

May 2— West Virginia. University vs. Western University of Pennsylvania (two games), at Morgantown. 

May 9 -West Virginia University vs. Bethany, at Morgantown. 

May 16 — West Virginia University vs. California Normal School, at Morgantown. 

May 29 West Virginia University vs. Waynesburg College, at Waynesburg. 

May 30 West Virginia University vs. Washington and Jefferson (two games), at Washington. 

June 1 West Virginia University vs. Holy Ghost College, at Pittsburg. 

June 2 West Virginia University vs. Carnegie Athletic Club, at Braddock. 

Jinn- 10 West Virginia University vs. Washington and Jefferson, at Morgantown. 


Baseball Team, '96 

QBaseBaee '95 

1\ 1* 

Bruce Sterling (Captain), Catcher Jake Hewitt, Pitcher Thomas PasTorius, Shortstop 

Donaed Porter, First base Duncan Johnson, Second base 

T. P. Reav, Third base LEE FeEyv'EEEYN, Left field Bert Lawhkad, Center field 

L,ouiS D. Beael, Right field E. Carrigan, Manager 

(Bamee (Jpfageb 

May 18 — West Virginia University vs. Western University of Pennsylvania, at Morgantown Score : W. V. U., 13 ; W. U. P., 6 

May 25 — West Virginia University vs. Bethany, at Fairmont vScore : W. V. U.,2; Bethany, 4 

May 30 — West Virginia University vs. Holy Ghost College, at Uniontown . . . Score : W. V. U., 6; Holy Ghost. 5 

June 1 — West Virginia University vs. Fairmont Athletic Club, at Morgantown . . . .Score: W. V U., 19; F. A. C, 9 

June 12 — West Virginia University vs. Bethany, at Morgantown Score : W. V. U., 12 ; Bethany, 4 


JEfaforp of (gaetUW 

\ V ^ rRRV little can In- written of the history of baseball for '96. The team has been chosen, the schedule arranged, and that is about 

I all there is to say. The indications are that it will make a good showing, but the most enthusiastic do not class it with '95's 

■ nine, which was the best we have ever had. Jake Hewitt, the clever south paw, whom the Pittsburg league team captured 

\^ J when he left the I'niversity last year, will be missed ; as also will Bruce Sterling, who, besides being a fine catcher, is a splendid 

baseball general. These two were a team in themselves last year, and, without disparagement to the other members of the 

team, the splendid record which was made 011 the diamond during the season of '95 can truthfully be credited to them. This season's team 

contains several new faces. Hill, Womelsdorff, Parsons and Hickman will for the first time wear W. V. U. uniforms. All of them have 

shown up well in practice. The general outlook for baseball is very good. The University is making rapid strides toward excellency in every 

division of athletics, and, while other divisions are drawing good material from among the influx of new students, the baseball department is 

getting a share. All the classes have teams, and every one of them, from the Preps up to the Seniors, is loading the bulletin board down with 

challenges. Some might \ scores will be made by these teams Among the promising pitchers is "Shorty" Caldwell, of the law class. If 

only there were enclosed grounds. But, pshaw ! why speak of this? Possibly one of these years this luxury will come. Ninktv-Six. 


Sreeflman QSaec6aff £eam 

Pitcher, Lowe Catcher, Krebbs 

First Base, Nelly Second Base, Wallace 

Third Base, Anderson 
Shortstop, Ij,kwki,i,yn 
Left Field, Konrad and Faulkner Right Field, Trippett and Green 

Center Field, Hugus and Jamison 

First Base, Yoho 

Left Field, Clark 

Mon 9 

£&op6omore QSaeeBaff £eam 

Pitcher, Lawhead Catcher, Cole 

Third Base, Elliott 
Shortstop, Davis 

Center Field, Kilmer 

Second Base, NELSON 

Right Field, McCoy 


3unior QBaecBaff £eam 

Pitcher, B. G. MOORE Catcher, LEPS 

First Base, STANDIFORD Second Base, F. MOORE 

Third Base, B. S. WHITE 
Shortstop, Okr 
Left Field, BRUNER Right Field, Knttti 

Center Field, ICE 


Senior QSaeeBaff £eam 

Pitcher, ANDERSON Catcher, SANDERS 

First Base, Kkf.i.y Second Base. Arnold 

Third Base, PEARCY 
Shortstop, Kixkaiii 
Lift Field, McBEE Right Field, KrxKi.i; 

Center Field, HAUGHT 


Ibtet QO\rc$mi<x QXnmtBxtp QEficpcfe Cfu6 

W. Frank Stout 
W. F. Alexander 
LEE Roy Taylor 
James C. Long 




H. B. McClurE 

H. H. Garrison 

H. W. Finnell 

O. P. Morford J. T. Beall 


Clarence Casto Lorain Fortney 

George E. Gramm 
R. H. Hays 

George W. wood 

\v. c. Kilmer 

Howard R. Crossland 
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Stephen B. Elkins Medal 
For the best 
football player. 
Awarded to 
C. E. Nethken 

William L. Wilson Medal 

To be 

awarded on Field Day, 

June 9, 1896 

Gov. McCorkle Medal 
To be 

awarded on Field Day, 
June 9. 1896 

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Cctid Corps TUeetf (Pirgtma QXnmxextp 

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HEN Congress passed an Act in 1S62 appropriating 
30,000 acres of land for each Senator and Represen- 
tative of the several States in Congress it did this with 
the provision that the educational institutions 
receiving these appropriations provide for the proper 
military instruction of the young men attending 
such institutions. 

Accordingly, when the West Virginia University, 
the recipient of West Virginia's share of this fund, 
was established in 1867, a Cadet Corps was immedi- 
ately organized in its connection and Brevet-Colonel 
James R. Weaver became its first commandant. 

This gentleman had fought through the civil 
war, and was at the time of his election to the " Chair of Mathe- 
matics and Military Tactics," president of Dixon Seminary, 111. 

The Cadet Corps was at this time composed of the whole body 
of students generally, and twenty-two regularly appointed state 
cadets, two being allowed to each of the eleven judiciary districts. 
These i adds received their books, tuition and stationery free of 

In 1869 Colonel Weaver resigned, and since the United States 
government had made provision for the detail of twenty (afterward 
one hundred 1 West Point graduates lo military schools throughout 
the United States offering the best advantages for military training, 

application was made to the President of the United States for the 
detail of such an officer to the West Virginia University, with the 
result that Brevet-Captain II. H. Pierce, U. S. A., became com- 
mandant of cadets in 1869, and continued in this capacity until 
1875. During his term of office the number of districts was reduced 
from eleven to nine and the number of state cadetships for each 
district was increased from two to four, so that in 1873 there were 
thirty-four state cadets in the corps with two vacancies in the 
ninth district, placing the maximum number of cadetships at 
thirty -six. 

It seems that at this time students other than cadets were not 
recpiired to take the military course, since Doctor Martin, in 
commenting on military drill, says: "The military drill has 
proved so advantageous to the corps of state cadets that we could 
wish to see it more generally applied to the whole body of 

The code of rules governing state cadets, in force since '71, 
provided that : Any cadet falling below an average of 7 (afterward 
8, at present 7 ), on a scale of 10 in his studies during any one term, 
be dishonorably discharged from the corps. The three cadets 
standing highest in their work were to be reported each year to 
the president. Each cadet was required to keep himself constantly 
supplied with the following articles, viz : 


Commandant and Staff. 

One black necktie. 

One box paper collars (standing). 

One box blacking. 

One clothes bag (of ticking). 

One clothes brush. 

One hair brush. 
One tooth brush. 
One comb. 
One trunk. 

In 1873 an armory was built, and in this way a permanent 
headquarters was established. The adjutant had apartments in 
this, together with any other cadet whom he might choose as room- 
mate. Many are the traditional experiences hailing from those 
times when these two soldier boys occupied these lonely quarters 
and guarded the State's property against the inroads of marauding 
bands of mischievous cadets and others intent upon the destruction 
of property. Poor boys ! By day their room was thrown open to 
any and all the " rats " who might choose to visit them, and by 
night their slumbers were disturbed by the thuds of stray stones 
against their quarters, or the maniacal shrieks of some unfortunate 
" snipe hunter " who could not find his way home in the darkness 
and gloom reigning in Falling Run Hollow. 

In 1875 Lieutenant E. T. C Richmond, U. S. A., was detailed 
to this post. During his administration the basis of cadet appoint- 
ments was changed from the judiciary to the senatorial district, 
three cadets being allowed to each of the thirteen senatorial dis- 
tricts. This increased the number of appointments from 36 to 39. 
It is a matter worthy of congratulation that cadets have generally 
held their own in point of application to study, as appears from 
President Thompson's comments on the military department in 
the catalogue of 1877-78. He says : " The members of the cadet 
corps are generally esteemed among the best scholars in the 

Lieutenant Richmond was relieved during the year 1877-78 
and Lieutenant James M. Ingalls was appointed to fill his place. 

In 1878 Major Thomas F. Snyder became commandant. The 

number of cadetships was again increased from 3 to 5 for each 
senatorial district. 

Major W. O. Isou became commandant in 1879, an 'l continued 
in this office for one year, when he was relieved by Major James 
Mc M. Lee, who held the office until 18S4. During his term of 
office the number of cadets, state and volunteer, reached 72, and 
there was a general marked improvement in the corps. A journal 
of the Cadet Corps was kept during his administration, chiefly by 
Cadet Adjutant Purnell, which contains much interesting informa- 
tion, and gives one a good insight into the workings of the corps 
during that time in all its details. This effort is deserving of 
commendation, and possibly worthy of imitation. Here is a sample 
of its poetry. 

" I lost 1113- cadetship the other day, 

And where do you think I found it? 
Into Latham's 101 mi I chanced to stray, 

And there, with zeroes around it." 

Lieutenant James L. Wilson, U. S. A., was detailed in '84 as 
commandant of cadets. During his term of office the number of 
cadetships was again increased from five to eight for each senatorial 
district. The year '87-'98 shows that all the cadetships were taken 
up, and that there was, besides, a large number of volunteers. 

Lieutenant E. S. Avis, U. S. A., was detailed to this post in '88, 
and was eminently successful, both as an instructor of tactics and 
mathematics, which chair he held. The cadets demonstrated their 
high regard for him by making him a present of a fine sword. The 
number of cadets now exceed 100. 

Mr. Avis was succeeded in '91 by Lieutenant F. D. W. 
Ramsey, U. S A., whose eminent military abilities are well known 
and recognized. He reorganized the corps and brought it to a 
very high degree of proficiency. The number of companies, at 
first three, was afterward reduced to two. The competitive system 
of examinations was introduced by him. Previously there bad 


been much irregularity in the method of promotions, but this was 
now eliminated by tbis competitive system. He also arranged a 
new code of rules and regulations governing the Cadet Corps, for 
which he deserves much credit. A change was also instituted in 
the cadet uniform, reducing expenses to a minimum. 

The present commandant. Captain C. C. Hewitt, U. S. A., 
was detailed in September, '95. The increased number in the 
corps and the general satisfaction among the cadets with respect 
to his administration point forward to a period of the greatest 
prosperity that the corps has ever yet enjoyed. 

Its present organization is as follows: It is divided into two 
companies, "A" and "B." The company organization is similar 
to that of companies in the regular service of the United States. 
The corps, as a whole, with the exception of cadet graduates, is 
divided into four sections, on the basis of length of service; those 
serving their fourth year composing the first section; those serving 
their third, the third, etc. Kach section basils particular kind of 
work — theoretical and practical — assigned to it by the commandant 
of cadets. During the winter term recitations, lectures, etc., in 
tactics prevail, while in the fall and spring out door drills, both 
squad, company and battalion are had. In addition to these there 
are guard mountings, artillery and saber drills, and target practices 
The commandant's staff is composed of five commissioned officers; 
the non-commissioned staff of four non-commissioned officers. 
Upon the successful completion of four years' military work the 
cadet receives a certificate of graduation in the military department 
of the I 'Diversity. 

1 'pon the whole, the Cadet Corps must be recognized as one of 
the distinctive features of ainl chief adjunct to the University. 
We progenies monticolarum do not thirst for blood; but if war 
should come we wish to be prepared to defend and to preserve 
unchanged and unsullied our State's beautiful motto, "Montani 
Semper Mberi." 

Now, it is not with a view to criticism or complaint, nor, 
indeed, for a lack of gratitude for the magnanimous provisions our 
State has made for cadets, that the following is written, but to 
give that clear insight into our real conditions and wants without 
which this sketch would certainly be incomplete. 

The .State has appropriated the armory, that it once built for 
the corps, for other purposes, thus leaving the corps without any 
distinctive headquarters and rendezvous, and without any facilities 
for the very necessary indoor drills. Our drill ground, thus far, 
has been inadequate to admit properly of the evolutions of the 
battalion; however, a new drill ground has been for some time in 
process of gradation, which promises to more nearly meet our 
demands. The average cadet spends at least eight hours per week 
in either preparing for or performing his military duties; yet this 
work does not receive the least recognition by the faculty, thus 
subjecting the cadet to a large amount of work without giving him 
the least credit for it. These are certainly things and conditions 
worthy of immediate consideration. 

Vet, with all these little hindrances, the cadet is the jolliest 
and happiest fellow in the school. He is proud of his flashing 
bayonet and his glittering sword. His most ardent love is for his 
company I with, of course, certain exceptions which need not be 
mentioned here). He is at his best (?) when, among the fair 
observers of the drill, he recognizes the face of that one into whose 
eyes he has probably " looked too fondly. " And if you think he 
lacks ambition, read his favorite soul;: 

Go search in history's pases, 

Examine the records of old; 
silt out of the dust of the ages 

The grains of silver ami gold ' 
what find you? The poet, the statesman, 

The preacher, the trac-her of lore; 
lint the gem that outshines all the others, 

Is the hero of battle and war. 



Cadet Corps. 

(Rosier of Officers cm* Cctide 1895**96 

Commanoant of Caoets Caoet flDajor 

C. C. Hewitt, Capt. 19th U. S. Inft. Della B. Kincaid 

Major James W. Hartigan, Surgeon Cadet Capt. Thomas C. Johnson, Capt. Art. Cadet First Lieut. John G. Knutti, Artjt. 

Cadet Second Lieut. Clarence F. Jolliff, O. M. Cadet Second Lieut. Charees E. McCoy, Signal Officer. 

Caoet Captains 
Evert M. Pearcv, Co. A Captain of Artillery W. RusSELE Standiford, Co. B 

Caoet jfirst lieutenants 
Henry M. Leps, Co. A Justin M. KunkeE, Co. B Adjutant 

Caoet Secono lieutenants 
Bismarck G. Moore, Co. A Quarter Master Wieeiam F. Naret, Co. B Signal Officer 

Caoet IrtoiuCommissioneo Staff 
DesMoine Utt, Cadet Principal Musician Harry A. Eaton, Cadet Sergt. Maj. Earee A. Brooks, Cadet Ordnance Sergt 

James M. Orr, Cadet Quarter Master Sergt. 

Caoet ffirst Sergeants 
Josiah Keeey, Co. A Walter H. South, Co. B 

Caoef Sergeants 

Lloyd L. Friknd, Co. B (Colors) Wade C. Kilmer, Co. A 

William D. R. Annan, Co. B Buckner F. Scott, Co. A Edward L. Naret, Co. B Frank Laughlin, Co. B 


Caoet Corporals 

Geo. E. Gramm, Co. B Paul McCoy, Co. B Robert C. Yoho, Co. A I!. S. Thomas, Co. A Geo. R. Krebs, Co. A 

Frank H. Babb, Co. B William M. Chapman, Co. B F. F. Goodwin, Co. A 

Ralph W. Heavner, Co. A George H. F. Holy, Co. B 



J. J. Abrrsoi.d 
X. F. Alexander 
G. E. Anderson 
h. s. Armstrong (Mus.) 
H. F. Armstkonc, i Mus. | 
W. S. Arnold 


H. Booth i Res. | 

W. B. CaTlett ( Res. ) 
R, C. Caldwell (Res.) 
E. H. Cameron 
F. E. Clark 
I). M. Cochrane i Res. i 
G. H. Core 

II. R. Crossi.and 
R. C. Crockett i Res. | 
j. F. Daniels 
W. C. Daurh 
C. F. Davidson 
W. G. Davis 

E. M. DlLLE 

R. M. DANTHAT l Res. I 
P. E. Kl.LloTT 

R. A. Farland 
I. Frankenberger 


J. C. Freeman 
J. C. Cray 

R. h. Gregg (Res.) 
F. K. Green 
H. M. Gore 
J. \V. Grose 

Wayne Hateiei.d 
H. C. Hess 
S. W. Hogsett 

G. \V. HOGG (Res.) 
W. F. Holland 
II. H. Ireland 
II. B. Jamison 
\V. S. John 
E. Jones 
L. F. Jtdv 


C. L. Kirk 


J. F. Lazier 
J. V. Lanc.I'TTT 
F. M. Farkin 


tt (2* 

i^ ra 

Saher Drill 

W. J. Lee 

W. ?;. Lively (Corporal, Res.), 
E. 0. Logan (Res.) 
J. E. Long 
YV. L. Lowe 
I. Mansbach 
C. E. Martin 
h. Maxwell 
G. D. McNeill 
D. E. Miller 
F. D. Mitchell (Res. | 
A. N. Thompson (Res ) 
C W. Waddell 
G. Williams 

B. F. Whitkscarvkr 

J. R. Moreland 
A. W. McDonald 
W. T. McDonald 
C. M. McWhorter 
George Nkely 
C. F. Nethken 
D. H. P. Parrish 
J. E Pennybacker 
J. C. Rank ( Mus. I 
II. P. Rkitz 
R. K. Robinson 
J. K. Thompson i Res ) 
W. E. West ( Res. | 
W. F. Williams 
L- A. Yeager 

A. L. Sawtelle 
J. R. Scott 
g. h. Steele 

D. C. Smith 
H. L. Smyth 
J. O. Smith 
L. M. Stone 

H. A. St.Clair (Mus. 
F. J. St.Clair 
J. G. Thomas 
J. C. Thompson 
C. H. Trippett 
C. R. Weirich 
R. H. Wilson 
p. D. Yeager 


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Ztyt $<xnjo, (Wanfcofin an* (Butfar ££u6 

B. G. Moore President 

H. B. McCLURE Secretary-Treasurer 

John Wauach Leader 

(tttanbofine (Buifare 

John- Wallace B. S. White 

C. W. Kramer C. P. Shumann 

G. M. Mayers E. M, Pearcy 

H. F. Armstrong S. W. Hogsett 

C. F. L-OWTHER C. II. Tkipi'Ett 

A. L. SawTEM, 

\V. !•'. Alexander II. B. McCLURE John Wallace 


Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Club 

Patrick M. Hoge First Tenor. 

John G. Knutti ........ Second Tenor. 

W. J. Bruner First Bass. 

Eari, A. Brooks Second Bass. 


Jftrst Ccnor 

Pail McCoy 

John R. SpEER 

M. C. 

jfirBt Sass 
I,. I). Aknktt 
J. F. Nelson 

II. B. McClurk 
S. P. Harman 

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J. I,. Stkvkns President and Director 

L. I). Aknktt Vice President 

John. R. SpEER ...... Secretary and Treasurer 

Paul McCoy Assistant Director 

C. P. Sihmann ...... Assistant Director 

Second ecnov 
John G. Knttti 
J. L. Stkvkns 

Sccoirt J6ass 
C. vS. I.owi; 

I-'kank St.Ci.air 

R. A. Armstrong 


Glee Club 

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James E. Bkown, 

Stuart F. Reed. 

Sbunbere of tU @U0enaeum 

I,. L. Friend. 

£0e ($tf$enaeum 

By some, the publishing of a college paper in the 

interests of a college and its few hundred students is 

looked upon as a foolish and useless expenditure of time 

and money. Despite the lack of interest that attended 

the publishing of the first college papers in this 

country, their number has increased until there are hun- 
dreds of monthlies, many weeklies and a few dailies 

issued by colleges in the United States. The college 

paper is peculiar to America, as the universities and 

colleges of England have never published a single college 

journal until within the last year, when one has made its 


Whether it be that the American schools are more 

alive or no, there is hardly a college in this country that 

boasts even a local reputation but has its own paper to 

set forth its advantages and furnish a field of tournament 

for the Quixotic quills of the students. 
Not many years after the West Virginia University was founded a few students, dreaming of fame and renown, started a paper called The 
University Bulletin. It was somewhere in the early seventies that this modest four-page, three-column sheet made its appearance. While its 
success was not unbounded it, however, flourished enough to change to magazine form in its two or three years' existence. Then for a while 
there was a dearth of knights of the goose-feather and the University had no paper. 

In a few years, however, another paper, called The Echo, was started, and the literary societies of the University became the sponsors. 
It had several editors and was a very creditable sixteen-page semi-monthly. But it was financially a failure, and at the end of the year each 
society paid its share of the indebtedness (about two hundred dollars) and decided to quit the newspaper business. 


Again there was no paper for a while. Then was started The Athe?neum, which still survives, and is now in its eighth year. This paper 
was started as an individual enterprise and has remained such. It has always had two editors and managers, who take the paper as personal 
propertv and run it for what they can make out of it or stand personally responsible if there is a loss. 

It is creditable to the students, who have from time to time had charge of it that the paper has never run in debt or failed to continue 
through the year. It has been demonstrated beyond a doubt that it is far better to make the paper an individual student enterprise than for 
it to be controlled by the University proper. 

When the former Board of Regents, of 1894, placed the paper again in the hands of the societies, they refused to publish it, and there was 
no paper last vear. The new board, at its meeting last June, repealed the order and the paper was again started by the present editors, Friend 
and Swisher. The paper is again a personal enterprise. The only restriction is that matter for publication shall be submitted to the President 
of the University. Reasonable as this restriction may seem, it is a source of no little inconvenience to the student-editors and it is hoped that 
the board will repeal the order at their June meeting, lest the vitality and independence of the paper be again crushed out. 

The present editors have striven hard to make the paper a worthy one and a true mirror of college life at the W. V. V. Each issue has 
contained a half-tone and a short biographical sketch of some member of the Faculty. This feature, together with some others, has called forth 
much favorable comment from subscribers and exchanges. 

In a word, The Athentcutn is now on a firm basis, and the outlook is excellent so long as it is left to individual effort and enterprise, and 
not hampered in its independence. 


Episcopal iiai.l 

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f HE Episcopal Hall" has its origin in a condition of things which may be expressed as follows: 

1. What is called, in the Episcopal Church, the Diocese of West Virginia, over which the Rt. Rev. George W. 
Peterkin, D.D.,LL-D., is Bishop, is in need of a College or Training School for its young men who are preparingfor the 
Ministry, and for others who may desire a thorough education. 

2. The State of Virginia, as a completion of its public School System, has established a well-endowed University, 
with superior equipments for training students in nearly all departments of the "higher education." 

3. It is the duty of every citizen to contribute toward the support of this State Institution, and it ought to be his duty, as well as privilege, 
to make a real use of its advantages. It would seem unwise for him to do anything else, since he can get what he wants there better than he 
can in any other way in the State. 

4. The same reasoning applies as much to the church as to the individual; and therefore Bishop Peterkin has established this "Church 
Hall" at the seat of the State University, He does this as a loyal citizen and as a loyal churchman. As a loyal citizen, he believes in the 
State and in all its good efforts in behalf of the people; and, as a loyal churchman, he believes he can, at the State University, have his young 
men educated at much less expense and in a more thorough way than he could in a separate Church College, or in any other possible institution 
in West Virginia. In a word, the church is as much under obligation to support and patronize State institutions as the individual citizen is; 
and in return it receives the same superior advantages which the latter does, when he is wise enough to make use of them. 

The Episcopal Hall is intended, primarily, to receive all candidates for the Ministry who are directly under the Bishop's care and authority, 
and then all the University students for whom there is room, and who may wish to enjoy its privileges. Young boys, unprepared by either 
experience or education, to be treated as young men, are not encouraged to enter. At present there are comfortable quarters for about sixteen 
students, but by the time this is in print building may be under way for an addition to accomodate enough more to make a total capacitv of, 
probably, forty. 


It should be understood clearlv that the Hall is not in completion with the hoarding houses. It does not, therefore, attempt to have the 
lowest rate of hoard. An effort is made to make the students comfortable and well-fed, and, in addition to that, to give them certain privileges 
peculiarly belonging to a "College Hall,' which can not he obtained elsewhere. Resides the usual bathrooms, parlors, etc. a library and 
reading room is maintained, wherein may be found some of latest books, magazines and papers. True public lectures will be given each year 
by distinguished men, and the students will be aided, so far as it is possible, in their University studies. 

It might be added that the title given by the Bishop to the clergyman in charge is the one used for the heads or presidents of the Oxford 
Colleges, which were Originally "Churah Halls" of a character similar to the Episcopal Hall, places where studying was done in preparation 
for the public examinations. REV. JAMES SHEERIN, Warden. 

^fubenfe in (Residence 

ffs rr 

George Wesley Atkinson, Jr 

Harry R. Jamison 
Hunter h. Moss, Jr 
Robert Gwvnne Read 

W. B. Catlett 
Angus W. MacDonald 
Henry Nelly 
Lemuel Read 

Victor GuTzu 
Fred C. Mitchell 
Arthur Cary Pierce 
George vSheerin 

Rali'h W. Heavner 

D. C. McMechen 

I.yi.k Montgomery Ranson 

Chas. h. Turner, Jr 

1 5" 

Science Hall. 

Ifizet (Ptrgtma Qjtcabemp of Science 

Dr. A. D. Hopkins 
W. Earl Rumsey 


Secretary and Treasurer 

Prof. Thomas C. Miller 
Prof. B. H. Hite . 

Vice President 
Corresponding Secretary 

URSUANT to a call issued by Dr. A. D. Hopkins, Entomologist of the Agricultural Experiment Station, thirty two 
persons, representing the University Faculty, the Experiment Station staff and students and citizens of Morgantown, 
interested in science, met in the station library, Feb. 18, 1895, for the purpose of organizing a scientific society. 
Prof. Thos. C. Miller acted as chairman and Prof. F. W. Rane as secretary. Dr. Hopkins presented a plan of 
organization which, after a thorough discussion, was referred to a committee for further consideration. At a regular 
meeting, held Feb. 25th, the committee submitted a plan of organization similar to that originally suggested by 
Dr. Hopkins, which was adopted, and the West Virginia Academy of Science was permanently organized with 
sixteen active and twelve associate members. The membership represented chemistry, physics, geology, biology, entomology, mechanical and 
civil engineering, zoology, medicine, agriculture, horticulture and general science. 

The objects of the Academy are to encourage and stimulate original research in the field of science ; to promote a general interest in 
the sciences which relate directly to the wants and pleasures of mankind ; and to cultivate friendly and social relations among those who are 
engaged in scientific investigations in West Virginia. 

The membership consists of active and associate. Any member of the West Virginia Agricultural Experiment .Station, instructors of 
the University, such students of the University as shall be recommended by their instructors, who are charter members of the Academy, and 
such other persons as have attained a reputation for scientific work, or are engaged in important scientific research, may become active 
members. Any one who manifests an interest in special or general scientific subjects, who is recommended by the Executive Council, may 
become an associate member. 

Meetings of the academy are held from September until June, inclusive, in the Assembly Hall of the Experiment Station, on the 
evening of the first Tuesday of each month, from 7:30 to 9:30 o'clock. 

The work of the academy is of the greatest interest and importance. Fourteen regular sessions were held, twenty-eight communica- 
tions were presented and three important resolutions were passed the first year. 

The academy is doing much to place West Virginia abreast of the times in the line of scientific advancement, and the success of the 
past presages yet more successful and important work in the future. 


1895 '96 

Geo. Alderson 

W. J. Bruner 

W. R. Standiford 

W. Frank Stout 

E- A. Brooks 

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Vice President 

Corresponding Secretary 

Recording Secretary 



B. G. Moore 
W. T. Ice 
E. A. Brooks 
W. J. Bruner 
J. F. Nelson 

ROM the prominence given to athletic sports and the development of muscle in our American Colleges, it would seem that the 
gridiron, the diamond and the boat course are made the most conspicuous features of institutions of learning. But there is 
another intercollegiate movement at work to-day which, through its more complete organization, is exerting a far more widely 
spread influence upon the mass of American College students than football and boat racing. 

The present dimensions of the College Young Men's Christian Association movement can be but extremely gratifying to 
those under whose direction it was inaugurated. No other intercollegiate association or fraternity unites in its membership 
so many young men and so many institutions of learning. Active associations exist in more than three hundred American 
Colleges and Universities. About twenty of these institutions have provided comfortable homes designed for the use of their 
Young Men's Christian Associations. 

No longer can the accusation that colleges are destitute of religious influences be sustained. No sooner does a young 
man enter college than he is given the opportunity of enlisting in the companionship of an earnest, industrious band of 
fellows whose aim is to develop the spiritual life as well as the physical and the intellectual. 

Our own association has existed since 1893. It is the result of a second attempt to organize christian work in the West Virginia 
University. The first organization was effected in 1882, with a charter membership of thirty students, but was not backed bv a sufficient 
amount of devotion and determination, and was allowed to go down. The present organization also started with a membership of thirty 
young men, who felt the need of christian influence and christian work among students, and who transmitted the realization of this need 
to Others. The result of their effort is now manifested in a strong and growing association which is recognized by faculty and students as a 
great power for good. During the present college year the board of regents has provided a commodious room and sufficient money to furnish 
it and fit it up. It now presents an attractive and homelike appearance. A hand book is gotten out each year by the reception committee 
which contains much helpful information for new students. This committee also meets new students at the trains and assists them in getting 
comfortable rooms and boarding places. All students who are christians at home should identify themselves with the association as soon as 
possible after their arrival, and become active and aggressive workers. 




Y. M. C. A. OFFICERS, '96-'97 
Brunf.r Staniford 

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L. C. Anderson, A.B., 


QSuBtneee QtUnager 

W. Bernard Cutright, A.B. 

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George M. Ford, A.B. John G. Knutti 

Justin M. Kunkee Lloyd L. Friend 

Edgar Stewart Howard L. Swisher 
Mabee Reynolds Paul McCoy 

Winifred South 

L. C. Anderson, A.B. 


(Engineering ^ociefp 


H. M. LEPS President 

J. II. Frum Vice President 

ROBERT YOHO Secretary 

W. J. Bkixer Librarian 

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S. E. I'.ai.i.aki) President 

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V. V. Cameron ............ Secretary and Treasurer 


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N the midst of the Alleghenies, 

By the river whose shelving shore 
Slopes down from fertile meadows, 

Away from the busy roar 
( If the town, stands an oak tree olden, 

And beneath its branches strong 
Sat a boy and conned the legends 

Of the days when the world was young. 
As he read the mountains faded 

And the river glided away, 
While the oak tree seemed to hover down 

And to shut out the light of day, 
And the boy was soundly sleeping 

The calm, sweet sleep of youth, 
While the sun through the oak boughs creeping 

I, it his brow with the glow of truth. 
Then into his mind a vision 

Of a fair, sweet maiden came, 
In her hands she carried a packet, 

( )n her brow were the laurels of fame. 
Long she stood and gazed upon him, 

And then in a voice that broke 
In tones of silvery sweetness 

On his ear, the maiden spoke. 

" Thou art young, but thy bold heart wakens 

At the sight of this wreath of fame. 
Thou wouldst write in living letters 

On the honor roll thy name. 
But the road is long thou must follow 

And the way will be hard to thy feet. 
It will take all thy strength and boldness 

To conquer the foes thou must meet; 
So I offer thee here two weapons, 

Think well ere thou make a choice, 
If thy heart speaks well I will come again, 

And thou wilt have cause to rejoice." 
So spoke the vision and vanished. 

But the packet she held in her hand 
Fell down to the earth and broke open 

And la}- in a heap on the sand. 
Then the youth, trembling in wonder, 

Raised the mystery up from the ground. 
And lo, in his hand no weapon of war 

But a book and a purse he found. 
In the purse were golden eagles 

That glinted the sun rays back. 
In the book were words of wisdom 

Shut in 'tween its lids of black. 


For a moment the golden glister 

Of the eagles caught his eye, 
But from the words of wisdom 

He turned with a lingering sigh, 
And he said to himself, in his musing 

On the glories that book revealed, 
That "gold will give pleasure and honor, 

It will strengthen the power I may wield 
When I have conquered my foemen 

And have won my laurels of fame; 
But till then, my choice of a weapon 

To aid me in winning a name, 
Is this book with its lids of somber hue. 

Let it's truths be my oriflamme." 
Then again it seemed in his dreaming 

That the maiden stood by his side, 
And the light of her mystical beauty 

Lit the landscape far and wide. 
And again, like the distant pealing 

Of far away silver}- chimes, 
Her voice seemed to float and waver 

Like the music of fairy-like rhymes 

' If ever again thou wouldst see me, 

Keep my words in thy heart confined. 
Thou hast chosen well and I give thee 

A token to keep thee in mind 
Of thy choice." And she drew from her bosom 

Two ribbons of loveliest hue, 
The one had the sheen of " old gold," 

And the other of " navy blue." 
And she knelt on the ground beside him 

And a kiss on his forehead she pressed, 
And pinned with her rosy-tipped fingers 

The ribbon upon his breast. 
Be as true as the blue of this token 

That I now lay over thy heart, 
And thy value to men will be greater 

Than the gold of the mountains or mart." 
Then slowly the vision faded 

And the maiden passed away. 
But the ribbons remained where she left them 

On the breast of the youth, as he lay 
On the sand 'neath the oak tree olden 

In the light of that bright, sunny day. 

G. M. Ford, A.B. '92. 


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The girls call him sweet. This is both natural and right. Everything carries its own reward, and 
the smiles of society are for the dude. For his social popularity and leadership he wears the highest collar, 
the newest thing in ties, the most carefully creased pantaloons, and spends his substance for that which is 
not meat. For this he stands on the street corner smoking cigarettes and remarking on the passers-by. 
For this he scrupulously avoids all show of work and prefers to pony, flunk 
or cut rather than be caught looking at a book. But it would be useless for 
him to attempt to do other than he does. Poor fellow, he does the best his 
circumstances allow. Don't condemn him and wish that cigarettes might 
hasten his end. They can't, being a brain poison. But other influences soon 
remove him from college, and he is lost in the current of humanity, and 
finally makes his exit from the world unwept, unhonored and unsung. 


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HE comes from the country a true specimen of its midsummer ver- 
dancy. Hayseed is in his hair, moss on bis back, and cowhide boots on 
bis feet. No one smiles on him, but many smile at him. He scorns 
delights and lives with his books. To be absent from his class would be to 
him a dishonor, to Hunk a disgrace. He has come to stay. His knowledge 
soon wins for him a place in the life and work of the college. A metamor- 
phosis takes place in his make-up and appearance. His manner no longer provokes :< smile but admiration. 
He is called upon to assist in every college enterprise. He brings honor to himself and the college. There is 
no turning away from work or duty. Graduation day comes, and he goes forth into the world an honor to 
himself, bis friends, anil his Alma Mater. 

Geological Room. 

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HKRE is a tradition in connection with the W. V. l T . which runs thus: From time immemorial, the Preps have been afraid 
to venture into Falling Run Hollow after night. The dissecting house is located there, and the spirits of the departed 
subjects are supposed to hover over the dead bodies, and flit among the branches of the trees. One dark night when the 
elements were in commotion, a Prep ventured into the hollow, and crept near the house to get a peep at the subjects. But 
when within a few feet of the building something dropped on his back from one of the trees. He felt its sharp claws 
sticking into his neck, and its clammy skin f^lt like a wet blanket. The cold sweat came out in great drops, and he broke 

out in a run for home. But he never reached there, and has not been heard of to this day. Preps and negroes have since that time been 

afraid of Falling Run Hollow. 

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To be, or not to be, — that is the question; 

Whether 'tis better for us to steal 

The slings and buffs of an outrageous Prof. 

Or to take arms against his cruel treatment, 

And, by opposing, end them? 

To flunk, — to be suspended, — 

No more, and by these resentments to end 

The headaches and the thousand natural shocks 

That a student must endure, — 'tis a consummation 

Devoutly to be wished. To flunk, to be suspended. 

Perchance to pass; aye, there's the rub. 

For in those Spring exams, what dreams may come 

When we have shuffled off those monkey papers 

And with a divine grace passed them; 

Then there's the respect 

We have for the Prof, that makes us grieve — 

For who would bear his whips and slurring remarks about vour ponv, 

The Professor's quiz, the President's command, 

The pangs of rejected love, the Co-ed's smile, 

The insolence of "Foxy," and the spurns 

That patient merit deserves not at their hands, 

When he himself might his statu quo make better 

W T ith a "full-house" ? Who would prayers bear, 

To grunt and sweat under chapel exercises; — 

But that the dread of something after death, 

The undiscovered country from whose bourne 

No traveler returns, puzzles the will 

And makes us rather bear "those speeches" 

Than fly to the campus after roll call ? 

Thus fear of suspension does make cowards of us all; 

And thus the hues of our good resolutions 

Are sicklied o'er with the pale looks of Prexy; 

And petitions of great pith and moment 

With this regard their intentions turned away 

And leave the name of action and the Co-eds their books 

Soft you now! The chapel choir, in the sweet hereafter, 

Be all its discords forgotten. 


cSwjgeaftons °f $* QVlononga^efa 

(part 1 

T WAS one of those evenings when one perceives in the emerald hue of the landscape, in the gentle zephyrs, and in the merry 
notes of the birds making the air resound with sweet melodies, the arrival of spring. A Freshman sauntered out of his room 
and strolled down to the serpentine Monongahela. While there he busied himself with skipping pebbles over its glassy 
surface. The river suggested nothing to him beyond the bare fact that it was flowing gently onward. 

(J)arf TT 

Time glided by until a year had passed away. It was a little later in the season, the time when the trees present the appearance of heaps 
of snow dotting the lulls and valleys. How suggestive of an abundant crop of fruit ! Yet, how uncertain the fulfilment of the prophecy, for 
chilling winds might come and blight the buds and blossoms. The Freshman of the previous year had become a Sophomore and on this 
ideal evening found himself standing again upon Monongahela 's verdant banks; its waters were 
clear as crystal and its surface as tranquil as the evening itself. As he gazed into the depths 
beneath, his eye caught sight of his own form reflected therein. 

Thus he mused: "It's very difficult to imagine how much wisdom and greatness are 
wrapped up in this extraordinary, protoplasmic conglomeration, existing in bipedal form and 
belonging to the genus-homo." lie thought the world was halting and waiting for him. I don't 
suppose the thought entered his mind, but he was subject to perils similar to those that menaced 
the blossom-laden trees. Adversity's chill wind was liable to frustrate his hopes, or the north of 
c\ il to infect his plans, 


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(part TIT 

One sultry evening the following year the Sophomore of the previous year, then a Junior by the course of events, made his annual visit 
to the Monongahela. His face wore a pensive look and as he looked at the gently flowing river it spoke to him in plain accents of its 
restlessness and wandering characteristics — characteristics not foreign to humanity. For is not man ever restless, seeking for pleasures here 
and there, and in first one thing and then another to the end of the chapter? It spoke to him of its small beginning and how every rivulet and 
rill, flowing- down from the mountains and hills through grassy meadows into its basin, swells its volume more and more, just as every bit of 
knowledge and experience added to our store broadens and deepens our views. 

(part TU 

The Junior has become a Senior. He has passed the last examination and seeks to cast aside all thought of books and rest his weary 
brain, so he goes out for a walk. The thought occurs to him that he must soon bid adieu to old Monongahela and all pleasures associated 
with it, and he makes his farewell visit. 

The blue sky of Heaven and its fleecy clouds, the lofty hills and the sun sinking behind them are all mirrored upon the river's glassy 
surface. The Senior muses: "O tranquil river ; thou holdest in thy bosom the reflection of the home of thy birth. I'or, is the beautiful 
azure effect of the firmament not produced by numberless microscopic particles of dust, which afford a surface for the collection of the moisture 
which falls as rain and snow and maintains your existence ? " 

The river responds thus : " I present to you this evening a smiling surface, but it's because Nature smiles on me. When she brings a 
smiling visage to my waters she meets a smile ; but sometimes black clouds gather in the sky above me and violent winds agitate me, then 
behold me frowning. 

Just so with you and the world, my friend. Smile, and the world returns a smile ; frown, and IT frowns, too. 

Winifred South. 

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[OONS wax and wane, students and professors come and go, but I remain unchanged in my lofty, aerial home 
from one year's end to the other, enduring summer's dews and scorching suns, and winter's frosts and chilling 
Masts, the glory of day and the solemn tranquility of the nights. 

I occupy the hightest position in the W. V. U. Every one has to look up to me. My office is an 
imperative one. I simply point with my hands, and speak sometimes once and sometimes oftener, and the 
University's four hundred obey. 

It's a pretty big job to do all the running for four hundred people; sometimes I come out a few minutes behind 
time, but when I do a little man comes to me and gives me a shove and I'm even. Rut sometimes it gets so cold I just 
can't run. I remember it got so cold not very long ago that I had to stop, and consequently several of the hoys did not 
go to Chapel, and they went and told the President it was my fault. It was a mean trick, wasn't it ? 

There is no one about the College that gets any more attention than I do. Why, I have known the co-eds to stretch 
their necks almost out of joint and the boys to run from one end of halls to the other just to get one glimpse at my old 
weather-beaten face. 

It would be selfish of me not to return the compliment in some way or other. So sometimes, when the Professors are firing perplexing 
questions at the hoys and girls, I break right in the midst and tell them to stop their inquisiliveness, and they obey, though with reluctance 
often, I know it pleases the boys and girls for I have seen them smile when I did it. 

Ere many days shall have come and gone it will lie my sad duty to proclaim the hour which will sever the connection of many from the 
University, whom I have known and served ; whose pleasures and pains I have recorded with exactness ; who will go forth to enter upon the 
realities of life, impressed with its grave responsibilities. 

You will go far beyond the sound of my voice, my friends, but I hope you will think of your humble servant now and then. I fancy, 
could I reach the ears of those wiio have been long absent, with my deep-toned voice, the lengthening chain of memory would thrill at 
thought of me old dreams conic thronging back, and the sober-faced man would be a student again. 

I must stop musing now and be about my business or the Board of Regents will remove me for incompetency. Good bye. 

Winifred South, 


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O those of the Alumni who may be called upon to address the students at roll-call, and are in doubt as to 
what would be the most heartily received, we submit the following example with the assurance that the senti- 
ments herein expressed never fail of a heart}- reception by the Preps. — Eds. 

Mr. President, Members of the Faculty, Gentlemen and Ladies of the West Virginia Uni- 
versity; When I came here this morning I had no idea that I even would be called upon to make a speech, much 
less that I would attempt one. And I want to say now I will not occupy your time, for I am told that Dr. Brooke 
considers it a violation of his constitutional rights for a speaker to trespass on the time for his lecture. But now 
that I am before you, I cannot refrain from expressing my supreme delight at being permitted to look into the 
/y bright, happy, intelligent faces of this large body of West Virginia's bright sons and daughters. 

Since leaving college it has been my privilege to see much of the world. I have stood upon the Alps, and 
gazed in sublimest wonderment while the glorious King of Day scattered the mists of darkness and bathed 
mountain and valley in one vast sea of golden glory. I have listened with awe and reverence to the mighty 
thunder of Niagara. I have traveled at night in the regions of eternal snow when the heavens were transformed 
into one mighty conflagration by the Aurora Borealis, and felt as if in the very presence of the Infinite; but 
never, no never, have I been so inspired and thrilled as I am at this moment while contemplating the infinite possibilities of the lives of those 
before me. (Applause.) 

We are living amid the lengthening shadows of the nineteenth century. Soon the gates of the twentieth century will swing open and 
we shall enter in. The boundless riches of the coming century are yours. Those of us who have worked and sought to hasten the millennia 
dawn, which shall soon burst upon you, will not be here to share in the glorious triumph of humanity. That heritage is yours. May you, in 
its enjoyment, show yourselves worthy of the sacrifices of those who have toiled and struggled that you might achieve. 

I am proud that I am a citizen of West Virginia — the greatest, grandest State in this great, grand Union. (Tremendous applause, i I 


am glad of this hearty response to so patriotic a sentiment, but I could have expected nothing else from you, who were lulled to sleep at 
night in your cradles by the cataract and were awakened in the morning by the scream of the eagle as- he took his flight sunward. 

I want to tell you what perhaps you have never heard, that West Virginia has a future. Here are mountains filled with ore awaiting the 
miner's pick. Virgin forests yet untouched will soon resound with the woodman's ax. Here we have picturesque scenery for the lovers of the 
beautiful, and riches for the seekers of the useful. Tickle our land on any one or all of its three sides and a bounteous harvest springs forth 
to delight the heart of the farmer. But, more wonderful than all that, there is some thing in the atmosphere of our mountains which develops 
men— stalwart, magnanimous; high minded men, such as are now before me. (Applause by the preps. ) And what shall I say of her women? 
Words are weak instruments to express their beauty, grace and loveliness. All I can do is to ask you to look upon the representatives now- 
present and see for yourselves the highest possibilities of feminine charms. ( Co-eds blush and Foxy smiles.) And while I am speaking about 
the ladies allow ine to congratuate you most heartily upon the great success of co-education. How I wish I could have spent my college life 
among such environments as you have here now. When I was in college we did not have the humanizing, refining influence of the ladies, 
and I have always felt and regretted my great loss. 

I am now happy to know that you, young ladies, have all the advantages and privileges of the young men of the State, and you, young 
gentlemen, may spend your college life in the companionship of angels. 

As I stand here in this beautiful chapel I feel a stranger, for my mind wanders back to other days and scenes. When I came in sight of 
the campus this morning I was sublimely impressed with the evidence of the development of the University. Changes everywhere except in 
the young ladies of the town. And while I rejoice in your prosperity, 1 delight to revel in the recollections of the good old days when "Doc" 
Danser had full sway and nothing was said about "Keep off the grass." 

Hut I am talking too long; already I have taken ten minutes of Dr. Brooke's time. I certainly did not intend to trespass, and I hope the 
Doctor will forgive me. (Brooke nods and smiles and the gentleman proceeds. I 

I have visited the leading institutions of the land, and know their merits, but I am convinced that the West Virginia University is the 
equal of any of them. Her faculty is unsurpassed, her students are the brightest. 

Again I congratulate you, and thank you for your attention, and assure you of the great pleasure it has given me to address the young 
men anil women who are to control the destinies of West Virginia, and the Nation. (Tremendous applause. 


Preparatory Building and Library. 

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sing of ye gay and gallant Prep, 

An old and time-worn theme ; 
But to modern view there's nothing new 

On which the eye doth gleam. 
So now, Miss Muse, please don't refuse 

To flood my fancy free 
Of words in rhyme to measured time 

For this, my rhapsody. 

While the district school, 'mid his native hills, 

Its learning freely yields, 
He plucks its fruit ; then starts pursuit 

Of the crops of classic fie'ds. 
lie hies to town with the verdant down 

Of his meadows o'er his jaws ; 
And from the lore of ye village store 

He gleans the best " old saws." 

From the mountain spring of his school debates 

He's been filled up to the brim — 
So full, indeed, trustees agreed 

No question puzzles him. 
Socrates and Solomon 

A candle couldn't hold 
To what he knows, not one of those 

The half could e'er unfold. 

Oh, he knows it all, and more than all, 

While in his first prep year, 
And seniors hate to graduate, 

Shamed bv this in unit ihieer. 

The freshman fails to flaunt his sails, 

Professors look askance, 
And sweet co-eds bow down their heads 

To wisdom's countenance. 

He leads a gay and dizzy life, 

The first term slipping by. 
Then comes exam ; he strives to cram, 

And flunks with a bitter sigh. 
His tears give vent to the folly spent, 

But just for one brief day ; 
Then flunks again, and wonders when 

Good grades will come his way. 

But years are teachers to us all, 

And who that will not learn? 
From the aftermath to the righteous path 

What sinners will not turn? 
For the passing years bring sighs and tears 

To many and many an one, 
And the retrospect makes us reflect 

With sorrow at deeds undone. 

Yes, years are teachers to us all, 

And ye gay and gallant prep 
With sense, at last, tears down the past 

In building up his rep. 
And by and by we find him nigh 

The longed for college doors. 
He graduates, and the whole world waits 

To see him win his spurs. 


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THERE'S a heap o' things we say we'll do, 
When the new term rolls around; 
So many I can not run 'em thro' — 

When the new term rolls around. 
We'll put past records in the shade; 
Goin' to shine instead o' fade; 
Goin' to get the highest grade — 

When the new term rolls around. 

He you a Pre]) you'll say to " Dry " 

When the new term rolls around; 

Jes watch me soar aloft and fly, 

When the new term rolls around. 

Er mebbe you will say to Hare 
" Of rides old hoy, I've hed a share; 

By walking now I will get there — 

When the new term rolls around.' 

Be you a Freshman, Junior, Soph— 
When the new term rolls around; 

You'll swear like Seniors — then swear off- 
When the new term rolls around. 

You'll study hard each night and day; 

That is, you'll swear, I mean to say; 

And then drop in the same old way — 
When the new term rolls around. 

The Jay. 


Corribor QYlan 

HINGS is gettin' worse and worse with me. When I first begun to write for the "Athenaeum," about ten years ago or 
less, I never dreamed what a muss I was gettin' myself into. I thought maybe I'd be called on to write for that paper 
once in a while, but now I have been asked by that feller with the Autumn hair to write a piece for his book that he is 
going to print about the 'Varsity. I ain't got time to do it, but he says I must or I'll lose my rep as being the only 
feller in this State that can write ten pages and not say anything. Reckon he never had any Freshmen's essays to 
correct or he wouldn't say that. I hardly know what I had best talk about. I think I'll give a kind of a rejumy of 
what's been going on here during the year. This has been the slashinest year of school we have ever had. We've got 
more preps and co-eds here than you ever saw, and if they all stay till they finish we'll have a graduatin' class so big that it will take all year 
for commencement speeches. I'm afraid the preps won't all stay tho'. Some of 'em are too sport}- and don't study enough. I used to sport 
somewhat when I first come here ; you see, I didn't have no cash and I wanted to make people think I had, so I went to sportin'. You sports 
can't fool me any more, now I know you're all broke flat. Well, last fall there was some new teachers came to this school and — keep this to 
yourselves — I think they were going to raise Cain, but me and the boys has got 'em pretty well broke in now. Some people say the boys, and 
not the teachers, run this school. Well, it is the boys and their paps that run the school, and pay for it, too, so they ought to be treated 
tolerably good, anyhow. Maybe you've heard that we had a football team here last fall, too. I know if you lived over at Marietta you'd 
have heard about it to your sorrer. It was a slashin' team, and could eat more to the man than any team we ever had. They could play ball, 
too. We're goin' to have one next year that will beat it all holler, and you fellers that play football in other colleges had better be lettin' \ our 
hair grow now. The trustees have been to see us purty often this year and have made some good speeches and bad breaks. I always like to 
see the trustees now. They nearly always pay me some money for keepin' the hic-house in order and whettin' the nives. 

Seems to me this school helps this town and the people in it right smart, but some of them don't think so. I come mighty near bavin' to 
lick a feller the other day because he said this town would be better off without the school. " You'rea musical instrument," says I. " What's 
that? " says he. " You're a lyre," says I. He tried to hit me, but I fed him his front teeth and then he said I was right, the school was a good 
thing for the town. Of course it is. I'd like to know how four livery stables and a creamery would ever support this big town. I have to stay 


here durin' the summer and it's as lonesome as a boom town in South Dakota. There's a big change, tho', when the hoys come hack. Then 
the storekeepers dust off their old goods, the preachers wake up and the girls put on their best clothes. 

Maybe you think I'm trying to make fun of the people here, but I ain't. There's just lots of nice people here, and I married my wife 
here, too. I'll just tell you boys that's going to school here, if you want a nice girl for a wife, you needn't go out of this town. There's just a lot 
of good, patient girls here. I can't tell you all that has happened this year. If I did, it would make a book as big as all the congress books 
in the library put together. You know I went up to the library one day to get a new book that I had heard about when I was a boy, but I couldn't 
find it. The fat woman that keeps the spiders off the books told me they didn't have any written since the flood, so I had to give it up. 

Somebody told me that the trustees gave the boys who print this book some money, and told them to go ahead and get it printed I am 
glad they know a good thing when they see it, or hear about it, either. This is the first time we ever had such a book, and I think it is a go. 
I am hound to quit writin' and go out of my den to see what them seniors and professors are raisin' such a racket about. I write poetry 
sometimes. I'll close with a stan/y. 

It's nice to be a senior, a junior, or a prep; 

It's nice to be a fresh, or soph., and set down on the step; 

It's nice to be a prof, and know it all, you see, 

But there's nothin' quite conies up to bein' simply me. 

Corridor Man. 

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Machine Shop. 

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tfy first tetter 

Beldan College, Oct. 20, 18 — . 

Dear Father : 
WRITE you this evening to let you and mother know I am well. Of course you wonder why I have not written in the 
last month, but the fact is, father, it takes so much time for my lessons that after I get them and practice football a 
little each da)' to keep me in health, I don't have time to write. I am well except a sprained ankle I got by a slip at 
football practice. I am getting along nicely with my studies. I made eighty- five in my last exams. Most of the boys 
are glad to get seven. 

Father, I am out of money. The $100 you gave me is gone. It costs so high for everything here. I hope soon to see the time when I can 
pay you back and help you for all you have done for me. Please send me fifty dollars as soon as you can. 

Your affectionate son, 


Z$t £>tfyr tetter 

Moulton, VT., Nov. i, 18 — . 
Dear Son James : 

I send herewith the fifty dollars you ask for. Do not spend your money foolishly. Times are rather hard and money difficult to 
get. Mother says take care of your health and write often. We are all well. 

Yours truly, 


Zfc (poefaf €<*rb 

Dear Father : 

I got the money you sent nearly two weeks ago. I forgot to write. Thanks. I am well 


Beldan College, Nov. 15, 18 


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HK continuous roar 
Of the surf on the shore, 

As it dashes its wild billows high, 
Makes sweet music to me; 
Born and bred by the sea 

Where the sea gull and storm petrels fly. 
And if ever should I, 
From the sea forced to fly, 

Settle down in some far distant land; 
Where the surf billow's roar 
Came to me never more 

Nor salt breezes my brow gently fanned. 
Then I hope that e'er long, 
i Though the hope may be wrong, I 

That the God to whom we seamen pray 
Will look down from the sky 
And permit me to die," 

Said a mariner bold from the bay. 

Years had passed since the time 
When the man in his prime, 

Had spoken these brave words to me; 
And that mariner bold 
Had grown grey and old, 

And had^left his old home by the sea. 
For when storm witches rave, 
O'er the loam covered wave, 

Naught but strength can their fury withstand; 
And whin muscle and brawn 
And with fleeting years gone 

An old man is far belter on land. 

In a far inland town, 

O'er which grim mountains frown, 

On his death -bed our mariner lay; 
Each laboring sigh 
And his slow glazing eye 

Told his life sands were ebbing away. 
Spoke the mariner low, 
''My lads will you go 

And carry me back to the sea, 
And dig me a grave 
Where the incoming wave 

Will heap the salt sea-weed o'er me." 
And now there's a mound, 
Where the murmuring sound 

< )f the breakers that play on the shore 
Makes sweet music to him 
Who was once wont to stem 

E'en their wildest weird warring of yore. 
Years have passed since that time; 
I have long passed my prime; 

And I stand old and feeble as he, 
Before me the grave 
And beyond it the wave 

That the mariner once loved to see. 
What's the moral? Well you, 
Who have loved and are true, 

Will scarce ask the moral of me. 
Here a hero lies dead, 
And over bis head 

Croons the voice of his life's love, the sea. 

G. M. Ford, A.B. '92. 

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ELL, one day at nine o'clock in the morning, whilst I was pealin' my 'taters fur dinner, the thought struck me all of a sudint 
in my brain, that our only dater Tir/.ah Ann should git a better eddycation. Her larnin which she had and had already got wuz 
good, fust-rate. She wuz a good, soft little creeter, sort a helpless actin' and good natured. She took after her mother, and 
her mother took after her grandmother, so there wuz three takin' after each other, one right after the other. When Josiah 
(that's my man) cum in I sez to him, "Our dater has got to go to that eddycation college up to Morgantown." Well, Josiah 
scorfed and scorfed agin at the idee. But when I sets my head to anything its got to come. So I kep a naggin at him stiddy. 
and my idee would keep a tellin' me things and I'd keep atellin' them to Josiah. He kep' a tellin' me that that skule at Morgantown wuz no 
place fur gals, no how, and that his dater should never set her foot on the floor inside the College buildin' — you know men has sich an emfatic 
way of 'spressin theirselves. Well, I wasn't skairful at them remarks fur I had hearn him talk that way more'n onct, or mebbe oftener. So I 
jest kep a naggin' at him until one day, sez he to me, his wife, " Dad gast it," — them's jest the words he used, as much as I hate to tell on 
him — " let her go ! " 

From the very minit that our minds wuz made up to let our dater go, Josiah acted like some yung thing with no sense. I had more 
crisises to go through, but always came out tryumfent. Sez I to him, " Remember and don't forget you're a father." Sez he, " I don't care 
if I'm a grandfather." I sithed. 

But to resoom and continue on. Me and my dater finally set out and got started for Morgantown. She was so succumbed at the idee she 
had nothin' to say and sed nothin'. When we dirived at our destinashun we had to hunt all the fust day fur a place fur my dater to preside. 
I wuz informed that the stoodents wuzn't permitted to eat and room at the same place fur the}- wouldn't hev no appetite to eat. So I got my 
dater a room in town and maid arrangements fur her to eat her vittles about a mile in the country. 

Some one told me I'd hev to take my dater to the skule next day and git her started, sed it was pertriculation daw 
next mornin' at ate o'clock A. m. and went to the skule house. Sum stoodents wuz standin' around and I sez, " Can you 
tell me where to go fust." Sez they, " We's new ones ourselves, but there goes Prof. Cutright he can tell you." 
Well I looked at the man hard and sez I to myself I'll not be fooled that way, I know that's not his name. I jest 
stepped up to him and sez, " Good mornin' Prof. Cutwrong, this is my dater what I brung to your eddycation skule, can 
you tell me where to go fust? Sez he, " Go to Weston ! " — and looked mad. Just then a little man about 3 ft. high 
came up, and sez, " Right this way ladies, here is the room of the President." I had jest forgot exackly what his name 
wuz, but I wouldn't keep a lettin on so I sez, "Dr. Goodmornin', this is my dater what I brung to your eddycation 
skule." He shook hands with her — he is a powerful perlite man. He sez, "What's her name ad' how old is she?" 
I thought the last question pert and sez I to get even with him " She is sixteen year old." He put down sum words on 

So we started early 


a kerd an' sed, "Take this to Prof. Alchemy, who is right there in the next room close by joinin' this one." I went in an' sez, 

" Prof. Alchemy this is my dater what I brung to your eddycashun skule." Sez he, " 'hern, 'hem, give me five dollars." Then 

se/ he, "Take this kerd to Prof. Rilldad." We wuz getin' tired by this time, but we kep a wendin our weary ways around until 

came to the room of the afoursed gentleman which I hev mentioned before. After I interduced mv dater to him he sez, " Please 

hev your dater git Minto's and Corson's thesises on the arthurs what lived in ancient times past and gone. ' ' We wuz next directed 

to Prof. Toi. Sez he, "<)i, good niornin,' ladies, oi, have a seat, oi." He told me to hev my dater git "Octave Feuillet oi et 

Puerre oi I.oti oi, and Otto Evans, oi Deutschem oi Lesebuch oi." I wuz told that Prof. Pete taut moral politics, but mv dater 

wuzn't ready to enter politics. Prof. Foxy wuz our next destinashun. Sez he, "Does your dater know anything 

about logerythmic differensheashuns of Calculus?" My dater sez, "No, mom." " Well," sez he, " ver dater can't 

enter my class." I wuz riled, but kep my mouth shut and held my piece I inquired then where my dater could 

buy her books. .Some one sez, " Go to Prof. Caesar Hair." When I seen him and seen he didn't have no hair, I sez 

to myself, fooled agin. But I wuzn't goin to be outdone so I sez, " Prof. Caesar, my dater wants sum books which 

she has to peroos in your skule." He looked kind a tired. They said he had the " preps." I think it must be a 

terrible disease from the way he looked. My dater was jined now, and I asked him what time the skule opened next 

day. Sez he, " Bring your dater to the Brewery at 8:15. The buildin' stands acrost the road near by and in close 

proximity to the grave yard." 

Well, next niornin', me an' my dater sallied out middlin early, or mebbe it wuz a little after. The boys wuz 
awful glad to see me an' my dater. They clapped their feet and cheered with their hands, and vicy versy, and the 
same. Then they sung, " Hurra, for Mary and her lam'." The preacher what haz to lead the prayer meeting rung 
a grate big bell, and then a little bit of a bell that sounded like the eco of the big one a resoundin' and a resoundin' 
away off in the dim distance. Then him an' a girl what resided at the organ begun to sing, and we hearn voices angel 
sweet a risin' up, up, like a tender hearted, golden throated, red nosed lark. High, high above all the throngs of human folcs who wuz listenin' 
breathless down b ( ]<>w up, up above the sea of faces, up above the budin' trees that clasped their hands together in silent applaudin' above 
them, up, up, into the clear heavens, rose them glorious voices a singin': 

" My soul, be on thy guard ; 
Ten thousand foes arise ; 
The hosts of sin are pressing hard 
To draw thee from the skies." 
but. sez I to myself, " the Hust of Sin'll never get you, fur yu're sorin to dummed high " They kep a singin' till it became kind a tegus, and 
it was agin natur to enjoy it. Then the little bell rung agin and some fellers got up an' said, " I'm here," as if every fool couldn't see they 
wuz here. The preacher then said, "Everyman that doesn't come to this prayer meetin' every niornin' will be suspended until he can't 
n 1 ite his lessons, and the Bean of the law compartment and the other facilities will stand at my back." Then the little bell rung agin and the 
pri a< her se/, ■• Your right sides are dismissed." Well, I didn't see how I was to get my right side out without ray left, too, so I assembled 
myself together and went out. I left for home that niornin', after a wearisome and enjoyable trip to the W. V. IT. 


Blacksmith Shop. 

&#o Setters 

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My Dear Friend: — 
T HAS come at last. I had hoped that of all the old circle of four years ago, you, at least, would remain to greet me when 
I should return for good next spring. But no, you say that it's not to be. 

You have played a lone hand so far, and played it well. But it is harder to play partners, for one must regulate one's 
play by what one's partner holds, and what his hand is, one can only guess. Relations are infinitely harder to determine than 
things, and out of duality it is easier to bring diversity than unity. In married life, love alone can make sweet harmonv. 
Remember this well, for henceforth it must be the sovereign law of your life. 

No I have not fallen into the meshes yet, and so cannot describe "her." I have met many sweet girls, but my ideals are 
too high, or I am wedded to my work, or — well, I don't look at them that way, you know. They are comrades and friends, 
nothing more, and some way I am not able to picture to myself those happy visions of a home down in the future as I once 
could. As one grows older, you know, the future more and more loses its interest and poetic beaut} - , and one dwells more on the 
scenes and incidents of other days. But if ever I am so fortunate as to find some sweet little woman to whom I can say, "I love 
you above all the world," it will be because I love her the more, you none the less. 

I have stood out on the College Heights above the Monongahela when the evening shadows were drawing on, and as 
the god of day drew near the western horizon, the reflections on the water traced a streak of limpid fire from shore to shore, while on either 
side the ripples unlighted played. So my life's pathway be to thee and thine — a way of light through a world of care. 

Your friend, JrsTE Mei.tkw. 


Zfc "(BrabV 

My Dearest Friend: — 

I send you herewith a copy of a letter written a year or more ago. It was, and is, sent not as a joke, but in all seriousness. We are 
wont to treat too lightly the questions of friendship and love, for after all feeling is the most real side of our life. Thought and reason are 
mechanical in aspect and action; higher feeling knows 110 law, no duty, save the laws of truth and beauty. 

A year's contact with the sterner realities of life has taught me a few things, and among others, that man's affections may grow and 
expand until they take in things broader, sublimer, and more beautiful. Doctor Holmes realized this when he wrote "The Chambered 

" Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul ! 
As the swift seasons roll ! 
Leave thy low-vaulted past ! 
Let each new temple, nobler than the last. 
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, 

Till thou at length art free, 
Leaving thine out-grown shell by life's unresting sea ! " 

The one to whom this letter was addressed in my senior year, had but taught me the beauty of womanly grace and character. Her 
sweet spirit and presence was the inspiration of a student; the love I bore her, the first aspiration of an almost loveless life. The loves of 
youth are but the awakening, the tender shoots which grow into the supreme love of manhood. But Oh, the love of manhood makes one 
shudder at its intensity, makes one humble before its holy aspirations, its almost sublime inspirations ! 

The dreams of that happy future have again returned, and now I know that a woman's love can make or unmake that future. For I 
have found that sweet little woman to whom I can say " I love you above all the world ' " 

Our sweetest dreams are mirages wafted from the unknown shore; and fondest hopes twine their tendrils round the dream-built thrones 
of realities yet untouched and unseen. 

Are my dreams and hopes to be forever of the future? Most sincerely yours, JUSTE MlU.lKW. 



Qt (Wo^er'e $<xvtiatit$ 

OME, all ye West Virginians, and hearken to my story. 

What would you think of a mother who, having a large family of sons and daughters, would have a capacious 

dining-room built for her sons, provide them with the best foods the seasons afford, hire the most efficient persons she 

she could find to prepare and serve them, but would not permit her daughters to share these luxuries; moreover, would 

not even provide them with the same accommodations elsewhere, but only grant them the privilege of visiting their 

brothers on special occasions and watching them enjoy themselves? 

Now, I have in mind a mother who treated her daughters in just such a manner for, lo, twenty years before she awakened 
to her folly. 

Away back yonder in the sixties she was impressed with the fact that she had quite a number of sons and daughters 
growing into manhood and womanhood. She began to reason something as follows : Here my boys are growing into man- 
hood with only physical development. This will never do; they must have mental development before they can be men in a 
true sense of the term, therefore, I must prepare a place where they can obtain food necessary for this growth. My sisters 
have provided their sons and daughters homes, and if I don't make some provision for mine I cannot keep them at home. I 
do not care anything about the girls, they do not amount to much, anyway, but my boys must be provided for. The mother 
began to look around to see if she could find a suitable place to establish a home for her sons. Finally, 
she struck a town she thought would be just the place. 

A region where the poetical flights or profound reasonings of the student would not be interrupted by 
the rumbling sound of heavy iron wheels and the shrill whistle of the locomotive ; where, if a poor boy were suddenly 
stricken down with a spell of homesickness, he would just have to grin and bear it, for the trip home would be more 
unendurable than the affliction itself ; a secluded site facing the meandering Monongahela, whose tranquil waters had 
never been stirred by a steamboat. Here she established a home for her sons. 

At this juncture her duties became so numerous that she found it necessary to appoint thirteen men, whom we will' 
call guardians, to see that the boys behaved themselves and were not too idle, and make any provisions they thought 
necessary for their progress. 

The girls did not seem to think much about this way of doing business at first, but as the years glided by and the 
attendance became larger and larger, they began to think there must be some attraction when so many boys were going 
and stayiDg so long. Besides, when the boys went home and told about how much fun they had playing soldier every day, 


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nevertheless true, the guardians never once thought (if they did thev kept it meMv still o ZL ,. b,s ' Stra »« e l <> -late, but 

-v or other it Leaked out, after several years, thlt the sisters wante! to go toscl \v har ^Zfand h7 "^ T^ ?* ** ^ 
Then the stern guardians threw up their hands in holy horror and declared the idea p enos erou, T , <T i ** '""*' ^ 

be content with their present lot ; thev need not think thev were <, > inl to Tf / ♦ P re P°^rous. They said the girls might just as well 

But if they would beLl good theycould * T^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ "^^' «^" 

young man's sister ,1 :ed to caul, this eipression and she thought her brother's friend ,e„™f„l .1 , ? tbe 

her mother about it. Now the mother was-, very oious —,, „j ' . ™ . s '"«-<' wasawful u.cked ai„l she went straightway and told 

> *e ' vMs arising f bad .asocial 'SSZ Z ""« E and ZSC aon' io 'tat, "'"'T'" '" t^" 8 , K °"" """""^ 

his boaom friend. She said she guessed she would keep him at home under her 0™^^ i , '" .""*"'* »" dl ,« P«*« >»«»K '•'»" 

:::::-: J:::^:r " ■ « ■ " - ~ - —« Esin^:^^^*. iss s 

£ «- - -■ - '«*" -" »« what they were made o, aud It, Zy £heu^™ "' "" " '"' "" " ir ' K 

anything they wanted to be except Preo and Ca 1 ♦ r A * ann ° Unced that the * lrls mi S ht g° to the University and be 

ril , " • , , P TheSe domalns are not to be intruded upon by the voung ladies 

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toher ^ I mothe ' -W-I V.rgxma.and here endeth my story of her injustice in the treatment of ,u.r daughters and Hr ^ awatnfng 


Professor Miller's Examination. 

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ILLIE GREKN was to leave home this bright 
September morning for college. Under the 
kneading hands of the district pedagogue, 
Willie had been molded into the leaven that, 
once spread abroad, would reflect honor upon 
himself, his teacher, and his native village of 
Bimeby. So prophesied those who had heard 
him at the closing of the school, for his oration 
was said by all the assembled countryside to 
" knock the spots off anything ever heerd round Bimeby." 

" It do beat all," ejaculated Mrs. Wilson to her drowsy hus- 
band that afternoon, " how thet boy o' Green's talks. But if our 
Henry never did nothin' but jes read all da}' long, he could be as 
smart too I reckon. Fer its easy fer some folks to hev smart boys 
when they never make 'em work." 

"Yes, you're right, Mahaly," replied her husband, stretching 
and staring at Willie. " He jes studies all the time. I reckon it ud 
be better fer him ef ol' Josiah Green kep' him workin' on the farm. 
He wouldn't look so doggoned thin like. It's a rest from books, 
and a buildin' up he needs instead o' some more blame fool 
eddicatiu'. But I reckon Josiah '11 be sendin' him off to some big 
school, more'n likely to kill himself studyin'." 

To send Willie off to college was indeed the intention of his 
father and mother. And to-day, as he stood shaking hands with 
the neighboring boys who had called to say good bye, he pale and 
delicate looking, presented a striking contrast to their ruddy faces 
and sturdy forms. He did not look like a boy raised on a farm. 

Moil 12 

" Now good bye, Willie," said his mother, kissing him fondly 
for the hundredth time. " Be a good boy while away from home. 
But I know you will. Go to church every Sunday, and read your 
little Bible often, that I've packed in your valise. Write home 
once a week. But above all, don't mix with any rough or bad 

His father, leaving him at the train, merely said : "Don't 
fergit what yer mother told you, Willyum. But don't you take a 
back seat from any o'em, is what I tack on fer advice. But here's 
your train. Good bye, Willyum." 

A year passed by. The incoming train to 
Bimeby stops at the little depot, whistles, and 
starts off, leaving a tall, athletic-looking youth 
standing on the platform. He gazes around, 
evidently puzzled about something, then mut- 
ters: "Theysurely didn't get my letter. But I'll 
leave my trunk here, and walk the few miles 
to the farm. I feel like running, it's so good 
to be back home again." 

An hour afterward a loud knocking at 
the door brings Mrs. Green out from the 
kitchen. "We don't want any books to-day — 
but la me!— No!— Yes!— Oh, Willie!" 

And so it was. Willie Green had returned 
from college. And it was a happy family 
group that sat out on the porch that summer 
evening, exchanging college tales for the local 


ip of Bimeby. The evening wore on like this until bedtime, 

when they retired. 

"But say, Willyum, afore you go to bed, where in thunder 

did you git that crop o' hair, and how come you so big and stout, 

you bein' at college all the time?" 

"Why Pap, I thought I told you I was on our team." 

"So you did. hut I don't understand all that fool talk about 

tackles, rushes and Jim work. But let's to bed, you'll git time to 

explain them things this summer. Per you see, Willyum," he 

added, with a twinkle in his eye, "I'm in need o' extry help jes 
now. You wa'n't no account fer farm work afore, but I spect you 
kin do a streak o' work now, er them shoulders o' yourn are 
mighty deceivin.' " 

And next morning, the hired man, as he fed the stock, was 
heard soliloquizing: "Well I'll be danged! Ef this newfangled way 
o' book-learnin' don't make giants out o' kids, I'm not a-talkin.' " 

The Jay. 

Drawing K<m>m. 

Cadet Major Dki.a B. Kinkaid 

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Committee of (Jrran^emente 

Cadet Captain Eyert M. Pearcv 

Cadet Sergeant-Major Harry A. Eaton 


Mrs. Frank Cox- 
Mrs. W. W. Hayes 
Mrs. J. R. Morki.amj 

Mrs. R. E. Fast 
Mrs. A. D. Hopkins 
Mrs. J. A. Myers 

Mrs. J. P. Fitch 
Mrs. D. D. Hoffman 
Mrs. W.J. Read 
Mrs. S. H. Wentworth 

Cadet Lieutenant Bismarck G. Moore 
Cadet Corporal Paul McCoy 

Mrs. E. M. Grant 
Mrs. J. L. Johnson 
Mrs. James Sheerin 

Mrs. J. W. Harticax 
Mrs. L- V. Keck 
Mrs. I. C White 

The fourth annual military ball was given by the corps of cadets and the home set never appeared to better advantage. The gowns 

in Biological Hall on the evening of February 14. It was a brilliant were beautiful and added largely to the brilliancy of the scene. The 

event, doubtless the most thoroughly enjoyed of any of the military music was all that could be desired, and the refreshments were 

balls which have been given by the cadets. There was less of the delicate and tempting. The reception lasted half an hour, during 

glitter and tinsel which characterized the '95 ball. The decorations which the Wheeling Opera House Orchestra discoursed a programme 

were not as elaborate, the absence of electrical effects particularly of sweet music. The guests were received by Mrs. E. M. Grant. 

being noticed; but the military designs were very tastefully arranged Mrs. R. K. Fast, Mrs. \V. J. Read, Mrs. James Sheerin and Mrs. S. H. 

and the bunting and colors were admirably distributed. The absence, Wentworth. The programme consisted of twenty-four numbers, and 

however, of elaborateness in the decorations was lost sight of in the there were three extra dances. Day was almost ready to dawn when 

general elegance of the event. The utmost congeniality which the tired crowd sought slumber to dream of the happiest social event 

pervaded the crowd has since been frequently remarked upon. There in the history of the University. 
was an unusually large number of sweet and interesting visiting twirls, 



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The leading event in the Law Department during the year was the public trial of Peter Tough for the murder of 
Solomon Hardcash, which took place in the Moot Court on .Saturday, March 22, Judge Okey Johnson presiding. The mur- 
dered body of Hardcash was found lying at the corner of Long Alley and Bumbo Lane one rainy night in February. His 
tfcroat was cut from ear to ear and his bod)- and clothes showed evidence of brutal treatment. Circumstances pointed to 
Peter Tough as the murderer and he was arrested and brought to trial. Tough was a notorious character, having figured 
conspicuously and disreputably in the courts under several aliases in some odious criminal proceedings. He came into 
court prepared to make a stiff fight. Robert Stallings, Patrick M. Hoge and T. J. Hickel were his counsel, and ably 
defended him. Prosecuting- Attorney Floyd Strader was assisted for the state by W. S. Wysong and Edgar Stewart. The 
state made out a strong case, establishing a chain of circumstances which seemed consistent with the guilt of the prisoner. 
Caldwell, bank cashier; Womelsdorff, hardware man, and Ford, the sheriff, gave damaging testimony against Tough, but 
on cross-examination Womelsdorff got mixed in his dates and weakened the case of the prosecution. Miss Pansy Gray, the 
prisoner's sweetheart; Blair, a butcher, and Barlow, a farm hand, were the witnesses for the defense and helped him along 
beautifully until they went to testify about playing in a poker game. Neither one of them [mirabilc dictu) knew the differ- 
ence between a royal flush and a bob-tail straight and made erratic and fatiguing efforts to describe the game thev played 
in with Tough. Attorney Stewart, who understands the game thoroughly, worsted them badly on cross-examination. The 
addresses to the jury were able and effective. The jury were out but a few moments before they returned with a verdict of 
guilty. At the announcement, Tough and Miss Pansy fell into each other's arms and wept copiously. The judge was deeply moved, and 
shed some tears in passing sentence. When asked if he had anything to say why sentence should not be passed upon him, Tough broke away 
from the clinging arms of his sweetheart, and, in a speech of some length, leveled maledictions toward the judge and jury and the counsel 
for the prosecution. Tough was the star performer throughout the whole proceedings, and kept the big crowd amused from the beginning to 
the close of the trial. His speech in his own defense was a very clever effort, and his bearing was dramatically entertaining. He is none 
other than Alstrophius Hess, of the law class. Miss Pans}' Gray (Frank Rowan) played her part admirably, and always wept at the proper 
time. Nature made a big mistake when Frank was born a boy. Burdett thinks so, at any rate. Ninkty-Six. 


$\xet 3nto 'i&octefy ©ratoncaf Contzet 

Commencement ffioff, (trjarcS 28, 189b 
Dr. J. L- GOODKNIGIT, President of the Evening. 


Music ............. "Just a Song at Twilight' 

Glee Club 

i (ration ........... " Precedent in English History 

Geo. Alderson, Jr. 
Oration ............" A Nation in a Web of Gold ' 

A. Rob't Stallings* 

Vocal Solo .......... " Say An Revoir, but Not Good-bye ' 

Paul McCoy 
Oration ............. "The Problem of Pi-ace ' 

W. Sidney Wysong 
Oration ......... "The Royalist in the American Revolution 

J. Tipping Be w.i. 
Banjo Solo .............. " Nellie Gray ' 

John C. Wallace 
Oration . . . . . . . . . . . . "A Crystallized Conception' 

Patrick M. Hoge 
Music .......... .... Mandolin Clui 


Geo. C. Sturgis, Jos. Moreland, Mr. Morehead 



Com mencrmen t 11 m i. 

Commencement T2?eefi (program 

Saturday, Junk 6. 
8 P. M. — Moot Court : Breach of Promise Case ; Margarite Curtis Washington vs. Richard Henry Lee. 

Sunday, June 7. 
11 A. M. — Baccalaureate Sermon, by Rev. James S. Ramsey, D.D., New York City, pastor of Harlem Presbyterian Church. 

Monday, June 8. 
2 P. M. — Company competition for Corps Colors. 
8 P. M. — Regents' Prize Declamation. 

Tuesday, June 9. 
2 P. M. — Competitive Drill for Gold Medal; followed by the ceremonies of presenting medals. 
8 P. M. — Annual Contest between the Literary Societies. 

Wednesday, June 10. 
10 A. M. — Annual Commencement. 
2 P. M.— Public Field Sports. 


Chemical Laboratory ok the Station. 

One of the Chemical Lahoratories. 

4 — Preps arrive from all sections of the state and apply for work on the Experiment Station farm. 
6 — More preps drop in and arc- entertained by the Corridor Man. 

9 — Janitor's office cleaned ( biennial occurence. ) 

ii — College opened. Largest attendance in the history of the University. 
12 — Annan arrives — great flutter in society. 
13 — Sigma Chi fraternity instituted. 

14 — Old times recalled and new imperator discussed. 

15 — -Everybody goes to church except Stallings. 
16 — The President makes a seven minute inaugural address. Drill commenced with Captain Hewitt in command. 

17 — The President gives the students advice and reads from the catalogue. 

18 — More advice given and reading from the catalogue resumed. 
19 — The first college man ( Tom Haught) arrives and goes at once to Sunnvside. 
20 — First week ended. Several of the boys rush to the train with telescopes for Schmulbach souvenirs. 

23 — Moss and Wade ejected from the law class for failure to show matriculation " cawd." 
24 —The Athenaeum makes its first appearance and is loudly praised. 
25 — Kunkle addresses the Preps on the campus on the subject of " How to Enter Society. " 

26 — ('.on- begins his eighth year under flattering auspices. 

27 — Heck receives a check— usual results. 
30 Discourse by the President on the " Unity of the Institution." 


Commandant and Staff 

I— Subscriptions are taken for the football team. Generous response. 

2 — The Annual is discussed and bets are offered — 500 to 1 - that it does not materialize. 

3 — The football team elects Reynolds captain. 
4 — Frazer attends a meeting of the Cabinet. 

5— The Saturday night dancing class begins business — McClure instructor. 

7 — Second football team organized with Ford as manager. 
8 — " Keep off the grass;" " No smoking on the grounds." 
9— The Athemeum comes out with a handsome cut of the President. Entire edition sold at fabulous prices. 

10— Heavner falls into the "arms of Morpheus" (?i 

1 1 — Censors are appointed " to report these men." 
12 — Yost receives carload of football books. 
14 — Professor Brooke tells his joke about Henry the Eighth for the seventeenth time. ( Loud applause) 
15 — Stewart at last lakes off his duck trousers and lays them away until spring. 

16 — Second football team lost a game at Waynesburg — Score, West Virginia University, S; Waynesburg, 10. 
First football team won its first game from Latrobe — Score, West Virginia University, 4; L,atrobe, o. 
iS — Alchemy springs his first joke. 
19 — Mandolin and Glee Clubs organized — John Wallace, leader of the Mandolin Club and Paul McCoy, director of the Glee Club. 
21— The Meds. spend the night in stealing cats for dissection— very successful raid. 

22 — Keys performs in Blackstone " by way of a running start." 
23 — Kunkle has his hair cut and at company drill reports all corporals for uutrimmcd hair. 
24— Professor Hare gives his Latin class a talk about Cicero. Atkinson faints. 

26- Football game against W. U. P.— Score, W. V. U., 8; YV. U. P., o. 
28 — Doc Murphy, football coach, 11011 est. Hair too curl)-. 
29 — Annual dividends on Athenaeum declared. Sporting editor goes to the Atlanta Exposition. 


i. " Wanamaker " Smith gets new importation of samples. 

2. Stout reads his celebrated essay on " West Virginia and Her Natural Resources " to the Parthenon Literary Society 

4. Dr. Hartigan starts "East" for hies. Gets as far as Opekiska. 

5. Sam Small lectures in Commencement Hall. 

6. Seventy-five rooters — Judge Johnson, Chief, and Moss, Lieutenant, leave with football team for Parkersburg. 

7. Amid rain and mud at Parkersburg Marietta is defeated. Score, 6-<>. 

10. Hoys return from Parkersburg with fewer articles of clothing than they look out. 

11. Foxy flunks his Math, class. 

12. Alchemy has some sleight of hand performances in Chemistry. Yost scores another touch down against Marietta. 

15. Professor Hare takes the annual census of his raven locks. 

16. Gore discovered in the act of studying, (ireat surprise. Stalliugs indignant. 

18. The chapel bell disappears — so does Dorsey. 

•9- Judge Johnson locked out of chapel. (.Simmons refused to be bluffed. ) 

23. Mud and the referee lose us the game at Wheeling to W. & J. Score, ) O. 

24. Boys return from Wheeling. Came played over in front of Wallace House. W. & J. not in it. 

25. Hurdette found reading first chapter of Blackstone. Expelled from Sporting Fraternity without a hearing. 

26. " A Man of Honah," or " Autobiography of a True Southern Gentleman," by Wanamaker .Smith, appears and attracts great attention. 

27. Friend neglects to go to Sunnyside, but sends a special deliver)- letter. 
28. Washington and Lee defeated at Charleston in one of the nicest football games of the season. Score: West Virginia University, 2S ; 

Washington and Lee, 6. 

2. Miss B . What a horrid mask that man has on ! 

Mr. . Why, no ; that's Ford. 

3. Rader begins to buy Christmas presents. 
4. Faulkner boxes with Wysong. (Dr. Wade, attending Physician. 1 

6. White starts to celebrate. Police interfere. 

7. Professor Armstrong changes boarding houses to reduce his flesh. 

9. Cud Osborn gets a pony for Ctesar. Examinations next week. 

10. Cud opens a riding school from eight to one. 

1 r. Uncle Tom's Cabin at Opera House. Ford and Blair have a box. 

12. Every begins to groom his stable. 

13. Examinations begin. Pad system introduced. Tracks very heavy and time slow. 

14. Dr. Reynolds requests Judge Johnson to call his animals in. 

16. Barristers' Club 11011 est. Faithful wear crape for thirty days. 

21. Examinations all over, and everybody leaves for home. 

23. Keely gets his hair cut. 

25. Merry Christmas. A few boys who had everything " in hoc " remain and indulge in the usual festivities. 

27. Girls lonesome. No callers since the 21st. 

28. Seven attacked with heart failure. 

29. Better to-day. Only three days more. 



I — Jack Arnold resolves to enter society. 

2 — The prodigals return. Even- parlor in town brilliantly lighted. 
3 — Winter term opens. 
6 — Friend Clark explains the zoology accident. 
" — Taylor reads a story to the English class on " The Foibles of Love." 
8 — Lawyers begin to come in, Hess wearing a clean shirt. 
9 — Caldwell goes to chapel. Has forgotten his number and sits with the preps. 
IO — "Have a chair, doctor?" 

ii — Faculty meeting 2 p.m. Five special invitations sent out. All respond, 
12 — Five young men spend the day in guessing their prospects. 

13 — Their prospects blighted. 
Prexy buys the third bell this year. 

15 — Benn and Spears get their degree (G. B.) and leave for home. 

16— Fencing Master at the Opera House. Raldheaded row occupied by faculty. 
17 —Moot Court opens. Alstrovious Haynes convicted of bigamy. 

20 — Strader gets a box from Pittsburg marked "glass." 
22 — Frank Babb goes skating for the first time. (Awful sight.) 
23 — Mansbach buys a package of cigarettes. 

24 — First subscription taken for Monticoi. \. 

25 — Eaton fires Mitchell from the dancing class. 

26 — Due Danser restored to the faculty, 


Mechanical Hall 

i — Bunk Reynolds has his "time locks" trimmed. 

2 — Maxwell goes snipe limiting on the river. Doesn't shoot anything but the rapids. 

3 — Ground-hog day. Kunkle turns his mirror to the wall. 

4 — Yost begins to play baseball. 

5 — Great preparation for the Military Ball. Kinkaid does the talking; the rest of the 
committee the work. 

9 — Strader goes to church. First and last offense. 

10 — (The President attending the Corbett-Jackson fight. | 

ii — War declared between Fort Cochran and the Beanerv. 
1 2 — Judge Johnson attempts to bluff Supreme Court. No go. 

13 — Moss and Kinkaid cut all lectures and spend the day meeting trains. 

14 — Military Ball. Cutright sends a valentine: i. e., his picture. 
15 — Polk Miller lectures in Commencement Hall. (Fake.) 

17 — The ball committee $65 in the hole. Twelve Der cent, dividends. 

19 — Anderson offers a reward for an idea for Thk MonTICO^a. 

21 — Phi Kappi Psi goat turned loose on four men. 
22 — Great debate on arbitration at chapel. Brook vs. Johnson. 

24 — Heironamus taken for a sheep by girl on Lower street. 

25 — Wysong lectures on "Hampden-Sidney vs. W. V. U." 
29 — Stallings wins in the oratorical contest between the Columbian and Parthenon societies. 


3 — "Censors, report those men." 

President Yoho (posting; notice) — ''There will be a meeting of sophomore 
class ; fool attendance is desired.'' 

5 — After four months of constant wear Ford sends his sweater to the laundry. 
Chang Sing refuses. 

6 — Rader endeavors to convince President's stenographer that he isn't a 
prep. Fails. 

7 — Professor Armstrong calls "J" — no "Jay" present. 

1 2 — Gore chosen orator for the law class. 

[3 — The Siamese Twins on exhibition in the English class. 

17 — Go to chapel or go home? Which shall it be? 

19— Burdette falls in love with Miss Pansy Gray. 

20 — Flunking begins. 

24 — Fortney orders a bicycle. 

25 — Standiford changes his Trilby apparel. 

26 — Standiford very sick ; unable to attend exams. 

27— Professor Armstrong makes his monthly trip to Pittsburg and Wheeling. Hopeless case. 

28 — Flunking ended. 

30 — Sporting fraternity, as is their custom after examination, take an outing. 


Interior of Chapel. 

I — Spring term opens. Twenty April fools arrive. 

2 — Frazer called into consultation with Cabinet. (Secret session.) 

5 — Easter. Leading event, Pierce and Caldwell run out of Durbannah. 

10 — C. B. Hart, advance agent of John A. Robinson's consolidated shows, reaches town and announces exhibition for next day. 

1 1 — Exhibition poor. Great juggling feat with chapd rules the only specialty. 

12 — Stewart meets with the fate of Stephen while walking in Greeutnont. #io and costs. 

[3 — Foxy Stewart advances an original idea with ears to it. Later adopted as law class yell. 
New chapel ordinance went into effect. 

14 — The choir makes its debut ; the crowd a hasty exit. 
15 — A prep commits the sin of speaking to Jack Arnold, Senior. Jack proceeds to do prep but is stopped by Semans. 
16 — Stewart appears in duck trousers. ( Temperature, 58. ) 

18 — Dancing class at gymnasium. Girls very scarce. Simmie Baker just learning. 

20— Bis Moore catches the hay fever from a hie. 
23 — Foxy loses Calculus pony. No recitation. 

24 — -Meeting of the " House of Lords." D. N. Brooke demands that Pastorus be fired from his class. 
Case goes to the House of Parliament. 

25 — Parliament meets, and after a heated discussion indorses the "pious fraud " 

Mon 13 





{paixom^ Our Qfofcerfteers 



fcJNTED— Prayers for the Monticoi.a Board of Editors. 


NOTICE — I am taking in washing now and would be pleased to 
receive a trial. Washing delivered and socks darned free of 
charge. Yours for clean clothes, BIS MOORE. 

WANTED— A little girl with vermilion hair. 

WANTED— A student with a good allowance. 
Address Co-En., Care MONTICOLA. 

LOST — All hope of passes in examinations this term. Any clue 
to these articles from anv of the Profs will be most gratefully 
received by TUP) EDITORS. ' 

FOR SALE— Unredeemed pledges, consisting of text books, 
hymn books, watches, revolvers, 39 sets of poker chips, 47 sets 
of dice, and various articles of wearing apparel. Terms cash. 


'OR SALE— Pony stable, well stocked. 


For SALE A limited number of 

FOR SALE Engagements for Commencement — number un- 
limited. "CO-EDS." 

'OR SALE A ball' interest in mj legs. 


FOR SALE — All unpaid subscriptions large discount. 

FOR SALE — Our chances of capturing a husband among the 
students. (Address never changes) 




ANTIvD— A mustache invigorator. 



WANTED— Muzzles for Jim Howe and Piggie Finnell. 


ANTED— Baseball suit. 


WANTED — Lady correspondents. 

WANTED— The man who is not satisfied with Monticoi.a. 

\ A /ANTED — Forgiveness for my joke. 


\\ /ANTED — Some one to break my new shoes. 
I OST— My faitb in womankind. 




University Hall. 


of Our honored 

Cbc Barrister Club 

Died December 19, ms 

Che Barrister Club was seized by a severe constitutional malady early in the 
Tall term. After a slow but Hopeless decline it breathed its last, surrounded 
by those who had nursed it to its death. 
Che following participated in the funeral ceremonies: 

master of Ceremonies funeral Oration Dirge 

b B. mceiure Ul. S Ulysong 3. m. Baker 

Pall Bearers Hired mourners 

fiickle Barman 
tank Blainey 
Rush Ulomelsdorf 
Bess Treidman 
Pat Boge, Undertaker 


jfamoue $acuftj> (p^raeee 

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^0^^/^\ ( '^'. j nst by way (> f a start— a sort of a running 
T /^ ^k I start: F-O-R-EXAMPLE, we may suppose, in 
^^F I substance and effect, though by no means in 

m the exact words, and I shall have to ask you to 

_^^ ^^ please pardon the colloquialism. I invite ques- 
tions, if I am not clear, as I am sure I am not, 
but perhaps a question might bring it out. But to repeat once 
more and pass from it for I have repeated this so often that I am 
sure you are tired of it. But let me see, our bell is going to strike 
in a minute and I shall have to let you go, gentlemen, but, how- 
ever, S-K-E Code." 

"Gentlemen, the Supreme Court of the United States is the 
grandest tribunal ever organized among men. The Court of 
the Kind's Bench can not hold a patchin' to it. The Supreme 
Court lias done more to maintain this glorious rnirm and 
lo preserve inviolate our great, ^rand system of dual sovereignty 
than all tin- other departments of the government combined." 

" I am not through with this subject yet ; but the next topic 
is very important and I do not want to mix it up with anything 
else. So we shall take that up at the next session of the 
class. That will do for to-day. I have some hooks here von can 

"Ha' Ha 1 Ha! What were the characteristic insects of the 
Paleozoic times? Grasshoppers and scorpions, think a moment. 

Yes. Exactly. Precisely so. Just so. just so. Well now. direct 
your attention for a moment to this fact. The only sounds that 
broke the eternal silence of the solitudes of the Paleozoic primeval 
forests, were the roar of the bullfrog and siren song of the grass- 
hopper. I will now read you a report on "The Influence 
of Peruvian Soil on the Sheep Raising Industry in the 
United States." This was read by me before the Sheep 
Breeders' convention and occupies only fifteen pages 
of the report of the meeting. What is this, a fish ? Has 
it umbricated scales? Has it a large head? Has it a 
soft skeleton ? Has it a ventral mouth ? Has it teeth 
like a pike? Is it extinct? For the next time you will 
take up the mesozoic animals, fourteen pages. This 
subject is intensely interesting." 

I have an absence mark against you, Mr. A. Your Professor 
detained you after the bell struck, didhe? Why, sir, it is your duty 
to leave the recitation room when the bell strikes That business 
occupying the young gentlemen on the back seat will be transacted 
after class. I thought I heard some whispering but I must have 
bsen mistaken. You will take for next time, Shakespeare's Hamlet 
and Cymbeline, thirty-nine pages of our beloved friend Minto, and 
write a complete report, 7,000 words, on Milton's life and works. 
After answering these questions, twenty-seven in number, in the 
remaining five minutes, you will be excused." 


"This experiment, ladies and gentlemen, is one that has 
puzzled chemists for years and I have at last perfected it. Now j 
note this fact. If the reaction is alkaline of course you will know 
what caused it. Notice that the flasks I use stand the most intense 
flame without breaking. These are imported ones and cost quite a 
sum. Thev never break— (It busts). I must have made a mistake 
and used a cheap flask for they always crack when put over this 

You may never have the opportunity of seeing this experiment 
performed again and I caution you to watch it carefully. You 
gentlemen on the rear seats may as well close your books— I'll give 
you j ust as good marks with your books closed. If there is any 
place in this book that you know anything, tell me, and I'll turn 

to it and ask you some questions. That will do— 1 will stop a few 
minutes until those gentlemen get through rolling cigarettes, for 
this is important and I want you all to note this/act." 

"The}- won't bite. There's no use going fishing yet. If you 
would put that time spent fishing on your Latin, you'd know more 
about it. There it is again. Won't you ever know how to pronounce 
Aeneas ? Here I ' ve been telling you for four weeks and it's the same 

old mistake. You'll drive me crazy. Just as I expected, A . 

Must have been cut with thegirlslast night. Now, B , what 

do you mean coming here unprepared ? Yes, masculine, then 
feminine, then neuter gender. I suppose if there were any more 
genders you would still be guessing." 


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Qprof(Zman fort 


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(JTloin pfreef 

Tom Thompkins 


p. c. mcbee . 


OSBORN .... 

Second Choice 

Judy . 



First Choice 




Chief Sport 


. Chief (iruh Grabber 




<Brcgg fort 

gt.CMx fort 

£t606 fort 

(ttloin §jfr«el 

gronf pfreef 

Jfront Sheet 

Waxamakkr & Brown Counii issar V 

Geo. i.. 

Bambrick. . . Commissary 

B. H. Hali. . Commissary 

Simmie Bakbr . . . Great I am 


Hash Critic 

STOUT . . . Chief Kicker Ragchewer 

Corf, .... Oldest Inhal 

litant White 

Famine Breeder 

Mathews . Chaplain 

McCl.l'RK .... Chief Candid 


LAUGHI.IN . . Rat Master 

(£an<Btfoer fort 

i'ri.i) Moore 

(UnieerBifg ©ritieuxig 


Mustache Cultivator 
Wisdom iu a Nutshell 

(pastor iu6 fort 

S. B. Hi. air 
l.ow riiiR 

k A NE . 


flDain Street 

Sassiety Man 
Chief Dead-Beat 

Circassian Beauty 

Interior or Chapel. 

QYltaceffancoue ££u6e 

H. M. White, record 19 inches 
Elbert Jones, record 19 inches 
C. S. Lowe, record greatest on earth 
Whitescarver Bros., record (No. 14). 
CitrighT, record 14x16. 

(Utufuaf (Jbmircttion ^Societies 

Simmie Baker and W. E. Baker 
Harry Eaton and H. A. Eaton 
" Duntote " Smith and Wanamaker Smith 
W. S. Wysong and W. Sidney Wysong 
" Musiken " UTT and Des Moines Utt 
Claud Webster Gore and C. W. Gore 
Morpheus Heayner and R. W. Heayener 
Clarence Burdette and Burdette of Charleston 
C. E- Nethken and Sandow Nethken 

Chief chapel noise-makers 

(J)ro$i8ifi<m CfuB 

Motto: "Touch not, taste not, handle not" 
Tom Keys, Chief 

Bunk Reynolds 

Bob Stallings 

Brandon Bennett 


Willie Chapman 

Ralph Heayner 

H. K. Drank 

Roy Knox. 
Dickey Benn*. 
Ralph Caldwell 
Fred Mitchell* 


Charley GooowiNf 
Tark Reay| 

Dklla Bisser Kinkaid 
Claudius Wilson Maxwell 
Ralph Waldo IIeavner 

♦Left school by permission of the Faculty 
tAlumni members 

<frafernifg jfyetkxB 

"He was as fresh as is the month of May" 
Chief Hungerer Harry Obejoyful Cole 

Chief Wailer Thomas Ray Dii.i.e 

Second Chief Wailer William Simmie Baker 

Great Undecided 
Chief Cusser 
Chief Rao; Chewer 

3nbepenbenf £)rber of (Rejectee £ot>ere \Y. Hkavner 

LEE Roy Taylor 
H. A. Eaton 

Motto: " "f was ever thus " 
I). 15. Kinkaid 

Frank Nelson 

C. S. Cochran 

^orref top CfuB 

W. S. Arnold 

C. E. Nethken 

Bunk Reynoijds 



Lord High Keeper of Hair Oil 
Manipulator of the Curling Iron 




Billy Caldwell 
H. W. Frazer 


Harman Bros. 

Dr. Myers Prof. Stewart 

Past Grand Hair Clipper 
. Official Taster 


Dennis Willis 

TOJwftew CftiB 

Stevens . . Stretcher an 

il Stroker Blair . . . Past Grand Twister Strader . . Chief of Ci 


Stout Elder McDonald Judge Johnson 


Stoneking Gutzu Prkxy Armstrong 

3nbepenbenf £)rber of (Rag Cftetpere 


Lord High Masticator Jack Arnold .... Chief Purveyor 


Custodian of the Rag SlMMlE Baker Rag Picker 



)Ri> A. J. Hark Kellar Kink Reynolds 



A. Armstrong Bennett I.angkitt 

(Uofortefg CfuB 

H. I'. Smith 

C. W. Maxwell 

Fired bj unanimi ms voti 

Motto: " With all thy seeking get Notoriety " 

Object: The exaltation of its members 
H. A. Eaton A. I,. Swyth.i.i.K W. S. Arnold 

w. l'. Stout J. i. p.l\m-\ 

20 2 

Bund Staggers 
Doc Hartigan 


* * 

Hll bell shall rise for fbis 

"Deeper than did ever 

plummet sound, 
I'll drown my books." — 
"A man I am, crossed 
with adversity." — 


"O that he were here 

to write me down an ass." — Strader. 
" Done to death by slanderous tongues." — Foxy Stewart. 
" For aught that I could ever read, 

Could ever hear by tale or history, 

The course of true love never did run smooth." — Cochran. 

" When you do dance, I wish you 
A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do 
Nothing but that. — Harvey Smith. 

" If all the year were playing holidays, 

To sport woidd be as tedious as to work." — Dr. Brooke. 
" Company, villainous company, hath been the spoil of me." — 


" Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown." — The President. 
" Let every man be master of his time, till seven at night." — 

Prep Faculty. 

" No sooner is a temple built to God but the devil builds a chapel 
hard by." — Strader. 

" Old as I am, for ladies' love unfit, 
The flower of beauty I remember yet." — Prof. Armstrong. 

" Thespis, the first professor of my art, 
At country wakes sang ballads from a cart." — Paul McCoy. 

"A little learning is a dangerous thing, therefore I'll quit un- 
learning." — Bunk Reynolds. 

" Their study was but little on the Bible." —Jack Arnold. 

" Nobody's darling on earth; nobody cares for me." — 

LEE Roy Taylor. 

" His voice was ever soft, 
gentle and low; an excel- 
lent thing in man." — 


" My library is dukedom 
large enough." — 


" Love me little, love me 
long." — Yoho. 

" Before anyone else was I 
am." — Wysong. 


" I have not loved the world, nor the world 

I have not flattered its rank breath, nor 

To its idolatries a patient knee, 
N'or cowed my cheeks to smiles, nor cried 

In worship of an echo." — Longenecker. 

" The times have been 
That when the brains were out the man would die. 

" I am not in the roll of common men. 



" Hut if it be a sin to covet honor, 
I am the most offending man alive."— McCj.ikk. 

" Give me another horse; bind up my wounds." — A PREP. 

" We have seen better days." — Doc Danser. 

" Most fair. 
Will you vouchsafe to teach a soldier terms 
Such as will enter at a lady's ear, 
And plead his love suit to her gentle heart?" 

Captain Hewitt, U. S. Army. 

"Oh, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven." 


" I am a man more sinned against than 
sinning." — A.J. Hark. 

" The shirt of Xessus is upon me." 


"Accuse not Nature; she hath done her 
part." — Saunders. 

" As if religion was intended 
For nothing else but to be mended." Bordette Hart. 
" Be kind to my remains." — Hie. 

" My days are in the yellow leaf, 
The worm the canker and the grief 
Are mine alone." — Tow 

" It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of 
reputation but by himself."— Corridor Man. 

" I ne'er could any lustre see 
In eyes that would not look on me; 
I ne'er saw nectar on a lip 
But where my own did hope to sip." — K.MT'i'i. 

" And while the lamp holds out to burn 
The vilest sinner may return." - MlTCHKI.I.- 


Boating Crew 

" 'Twas for the good of my country that I 
should be abroad."— Caedwele. 

" Think naught a trifle though it 
small appear." — The Janitor. 

"Order is heaven's first law." — 

"Oh, I have lost my reputation; 
I have lost the immortal part of 

myself." — L-EMEN. 

"If I can catch him once on the hip, 
I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him." — BENNETT. 

' ' What is a man 
If the chief good and market of his time 
Be but to sleep and feed. A beast, no more."— Heironamus. 

" I've lived and loved." — Moss. 

" Too late I staid— forgive the crime — 
Unheeded flew the hours." — Guv Wieeey. 

" Oh, leave this barren spot to me." — Pierce. 
" I was not always a man of woe." — Drane. 
" Beholding heaven and feeling hell." — Cochran. 
" The past at least is secure." — Dr. Douthatt. 

" Hark ! to the hurried question of despair : 
Where is my girl? An echo answers, where." — Wai.tkr Akmh.h. 

" We do but sing because we must." — Chapee Choir. 

"The women pardoned all, except my face." — McBee. 

" Society is now one polished horde, 
Formed of two mighty tribes — the Bores and Bored." — 

Bim.y Caei>\vei.E. 

" Why don't the men propose, mamma? 

* Why don't the men propose?— College Widows. 

" All mankind love a lover." — Friend. 

" I am sitting on a style, Mary, 
Where we sat side by side." — Swisher. 

" And, since, we never dare to write 
As funnv as we can." — Athkn.Eim KdiTors. 

" 'Tis better to have loved and lost 
Than never to have loved at all." 

"Who enters here leaves hope 
behind." — Protzman Fort. 

"A life of single blessedness we 
lead, and always thus must 
live." — Co-eds. 

" But now our task is smoothly 
We can fly or we can run." 




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There's one kind of advertising that 

beats the others 
all to smash 

fff that's the favorable comment of folks who buy and use dry goods $ and 
there's only one way a store can excite favorable comment q» that's by selling 
choice goods at right prices q» and right prices necessarily mean less prices $ the 
goods must either be nicer for the money, or less money for equal kind q»q» some- 
thing must be favorable to excite favorable comment <jp «|» <p That's the principle 
this store has worked on ever since it started q»'q» and as to whether it's the right 
principle, we simply point to its great and growing business, and extensive clientele 
throughout America wqp point to the many good friends this store has in West 
Virginia $ We want you to talk about this store, and you will if you have reason 
to q» we'll give you reason if you'll give us a chance to sell you something q» 
$ Silks, Dress Goods, Suitings, fine Wash Goods q»q» anything in Dry Goods or 
kindred merchandise q» our large free catalogue tells what we sell and how we sell 
it q»«pq» We hope to make money off what we sell you q»q» every store is out to 
make money $ must do it $ but this store is satisfied with much less profit than 
is the rule. «|p>y> Some store will make money off what you buy. tp«pq» If we do 
as we say we do $ make a little and let you make the rest, instead of some 
other store making as much as both q»<p may we have your business ? $ that's 
a fair proposition ++ we are willing to do it on that basis $ can prove we do it 
that way $ prove it before you spend more than the cent that buys the postal to 
write your order for catalogue or samples on q»q» then when you do buy, yours 
will be favorable comment fff better for us than this advertisement that costs 
money q» why shouldn't we be at some pains to make you feel favorably toward 
the store? $ Isn't our duty plain $ isn't yours to yourself plain? $ Finding out 
the facts $ the merits of the case $ is such a simple matter. q» <|» q» ^ qp Write. 


Allegheny, Penn. 

Foot Ball Team. 

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Sporting Goods of All Kinds at Lowest Prices 

Special Rates to Colleges and Clubs 

Give Us a Call 

HARRY BEESON...71 West Mam St...Uniontown, Pa. 

Leading Sporting Goods Dealer in West Pennsylvania 
Catalogue Mailed l'"ree 



Best Hotel in the City 

Come and Try Us 

Rates Reasonable 


E. B. CARNEY. ..Proprietor 

Wheeling, W.Va. 


C.H. Wheeler, Jr. 

Best and 
Most Complete Store 
of the Kind 
in the State 




W.T.NICOLI... Manager 

C. H. Wheeler. Sr. 

C. H. Wheeler 6 Son 

****» Tailors 3***** 

Wheeling, W.Va. ^ 27 Twelfth Street 

Wheeling. W. Va. 



Convenient to Depot. 










IRew Ibotel 


LLOYD MAHANEY, Proprietor. 

.../Qlnfontown, pn.... 


First-Class in all its 
*||j Appointments 

ZZ R ate - $i-oo per day. 

tamm 3Cctef 


GEO. W. STAMM, Manager 

1300 Water Street 

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Boot and Shoe Maker 



WHEELING, W.VA. ^ Does the W.V.U. Football Shoe Repairing. 

Elmer E. Jacobs 



West Virginia 


Electrical Supplies 

Liberty Avenue 
Pittsburg, Pa, 


One of 

the best in 
the State. 
Try us 



A. Wolfe 

H. A. Reed 

W. B. Wolfe 


123-1:25 Water Street D , D 

n., -126 First Avenue rittsburg, r/a. 

« Iron and Wood Working Machinery and Machinists' Supplies 

Lathes, Planers, Drill Presses, Shapers, Boring Mills. 

Hammers. Chucks. Twist Drills. Wood Pulleys. 

and Darling Brown 6 Sharpe Coods. 

Agents for Brown 6 Sharpe Manufacturing Co. 

University Hall. 










Frick and Lindsay Company 

337 and 339 

Water Street 

Pittsburg, Pa. 



Tools and Supplies for 

Technical Schools and 

Experimental Work 


mmim J. Carl Vance 







Best in the 


Give Him a 



Grafton, W.Va. '$ 



Owners of the Elba Iron Works Con- 
tinental Tube Works, and six other 
manufactories making Wrought Iron 
Steam, Line and Drive Pine. Tubing 
Casing, Boilers, Engines, Tools, Rope 
Drilling Rigs, and in fact every ap- 
pliance necessarv for drilling or 
operating Oil. Gas and Water Artesian 
Wells. Stores at all points in the Oil 
and Gas Country. 

The M. C. Lilley Co... Columbus, Ohio 

Mffekto ft 


College and 

Uniform-, and 
Banners and 

V lags "\* 
Regalia and 
For all 

Societies'^. ^ 
ence Solicited 

milling machines 
Universal Grinders 

Our Specialty. New Design, New 
Features, Hl^h Class Workman- 
ship. Write for Catalogue. 

Che Cincinnati milliiiq 

machine Co. 

Spring drove Ave. and Alfred St, 


Pittsburg Supply Company 


Manufacturers Fuel Gas Meters 
For Mills and Private Houses.*.* 

Wrought and Cast iron Pipe 
Rail way«mill« mine 
machinists' • engine 
Builders' «Boiler ma 
Hers' «« Blacksmiths' 
Plumbers' « Gas and 

Cools and Supplies 


231-233 Water Street 
230-232 First Avenue 
225-227 First Avenue 
222-224 Seeond Avenue 


Gates' new Studio 

equipped with all the latest new accessories for making fine pic- n. .i W"^1a a4a AAi A**1* ft 
tures, and with artists who have had years of experience and are ||CSI I If 01 vCll uD I? S 

_ uptodate, is the only place in the city where you can get the very 2 £ 

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Invaluable in Office, School, and Home 

Successor of the 

Standard of the IT. S. 
Gov't Printing Office, the 
U.S. Supreme Court, and of 
nearly all the Schoolbooks. 

Warmly commended 

by State Superintendents 
of Schools, and other 
Educators almost without 


It is easy to find the word wanted. 

Words are given their correct alphabetical places, each 

one beginning a paragraph. 
It is easy to ascertain the pronunciation. 

The pronunciation is Indicated by the ordinary diacrit- 

ically marked letters used in the schoolbooks. 
It is easy to trace the growth of a word. 

The etymologies are frill, and the different meanings are 

given in tbe order of tbeir development. 
It is easy to learn what a word means. 

The definitions are clear, explicit, and full, and each is 

contained in a separate paragraph. 

G. & C. MERRIAM CO., Publishers, 
SpringSeld, Mass., U.S.A. 

(B3~ Specimen pages, etc., sent on application. 





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Dry Goods, notions 

* * *$boe$ and 

*^m ' ^d * a 

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Extra Wearing- Shoes a Specialty 

Leading Clothier and 

General Merchant 

. Pickenpauab 

morgantown, ttJ. Ua. 

Also Extensively Engaged in Lumber and Timber 

Carpenter Shop. 


felectric 1MMMMMMMW 


37 ©ortlar,cl Street 
Jlev? yorrj 

9llai\ufacturers ai^cl 

•Dealers »i> (Sill J\ii><ls of ©lectricai 


Pressure Gauges for all purposes 

Metropolitan and Columbia Re- 
cording Gauges 

Prof. R. C. Carpenter's Throt- 
tling and Separating Steam 

Prof. R. C. Carpenter's Coal 

Injectors and Ejectors 

Exhaust Steam Injector 

Thermometers for all industrial 

Chime and Syren Whistles 

Water Gauges 

Steam Traps and Boiler and 
Engine Appliances in General 




J nort\psoT\ 
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G/naicator ®* a **** | or a{{ 

' speeds 

1 "i Catalogue ;nul Prices, aildress 


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Works and General Offices 


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West Lake St. 

66 John 



New York 


Straight Cut no. i 




Che American tobacco Company 

Successor, Manufacturer 

Richmond, Ua. 

< [Oarei ik Smoki hs. w ho are willing to pay a little more than the pi ice 
charged for the ordinary trade cigarettes, will find Tins BRAND superior to 
all others These cigarettes are made from the l>ti hte.-t, most delicatelj 
Savored and highest cost (Jold Leal grown in Virginia. This is the Old and 
Original Brand of Straight Cut Cigarettes and was brought out by us in the 
year 1875. Beware of Imitations, anil observe that llu lirm name as abo>e is 
on every package. 





ale send teachers into 
every state in the Union 

Somerset Street 

U). T. Sarvis. manager 5 


The Best 

}JQ Meat Market 


One Door Above M. P. Church 


Prices Reasonable 

Morgantown, W. Va. 

Full Line of 
Smokers' Goods 




Rough and Ready 
Little Dutch 
Dad's Boy 
The West Virginia 


r ************** 

t Manufacturer 

Factory No. 33 


Geo. C. Steele 

Dress Coods 
and Shoes 


Bank of the Monongahela 

Main Street 
Brock, Reed 6 Wade Building 

Morgantown, W. Va. 

L. S. BROCK, President 
E. H. COOMBS, Cashier 




W. VA. 

Capital. $110,000 
Surplus and Undivided Profits, §27,000 


I, , S. Brock John J. Brown S. Barrickman A. J. Corrothers 

John A. Dille \V. B. Long I. C. White 

Accts of Corporations, Firms and Individuals Solicited. Every accommo. 

elation extended to customers consistent with good banking. Interest paid oa 
special deposits. 


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JDress Suits a 
^ ©pectalttj 

00aft>ut Street.. . 3Tlorgai>tov?t), ^10. l?a. 

(Seo. flftorrow 



3. C. TKHarO, Cutter 
Sattefactonc IRcsults 

317 flDaitt Street 

The Only Cash Store in Town 

and Positively the Cheapest 

S. <§L 9osU« 


and Retail Oi GY11 £ <1 . 

Dealer in Oer\eral 3/llerci>aT\dise 


9Tlati\ Street 


Physical Laboratory. 






Uniformers of Cadet Corps 

Hatters and 



Rates Reasonable 
Try Him 

Morgantown, W. Va. 


Merchant Tailor 


Students' Best Friend 

Be Sure and Give Us a Trial 

Military Clothes 
A Specialty 










W. VA. 

Cadet's Belongings 



Cclcpbonc IHo. 


For Half a Century the Reading 
Hostelry in Morgantown. Refit- 
ted, Enlarged • All Modern Im- 
provements . ■ Every Attention 
Paid to Guests. 

Wallace IDouse 

Sames C. 








line Carriages and 

Rigs of All Kinds 

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Hm Ifiear of 
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J. W. ROWLAND. Pres. 

Franklin, Pa. 

M. SLOAN, Sec. and Treas. 

Emlenton, Pa. 

E. M. GRANT, Manager. 

Morgantown, W. Va 

Union Improvement Co. 


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florgantown Brick Co. 


Manufacturers of 

Best Quality 

Red Brick 

Get our prices before buying 

Burned with 
Natural Gas 




Vice President 

Secretary and Treasurer 







E. M. GRANT - 


Vice President 

Secretary and Treasurer 

morgantown Building $ 
Investment Co. 


/v** A4 -» free Manufacturing sites 
IIIT^rS chea P Building Lots. 

Low Prices. Easy Terms. 





Buy a lnt ; build a house ; educate your children at the I'niver- 
sity. If your business requires, you can always sell at a profit 
Better than life insurance to provide for a family. 

Address €. m. Grant, manager 

A. \V. Lorentz, Pres. 
W. E. Davis, Cashier 

farmers and 

merchants 4M44444* 

Bank vW/vMv State Depository 

IttorgaMown, ttl Ua. 

Che best meat aa 

of all Kinds •*■• 

3. $. $m\% 

morgantown, Ulest Uirginia 

^Kinner s 

*) ctVem 

^airn\ont, W. Ua. 

Manufacturers of 

Long Filler Tobies. 
They carry a full 


line of Pipes and Tobaccos. 

Try them before buying elsewhere 
wherever you be. 

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Are Successful Because They Present the Rare 
Combination of 







HE reputation of the Syracuse for these essential 
qualities of a good Bicycle is based on practical 
tests which have demonstrated its superiority on 
the track and on the road. 

The name Syracuse is more intimately associated than 
any other with every quality that tends to perfection in a 

O^racuse v^cle Oon>pai>Vj 

Ikeep your Ev?e on 
Cbe Crimson IRims 

Dim Hires 

arc ffaat 

Syracuse, 1H. X). 





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$65.i M ) 
$45.00 ro$?5,00 

Made by Lovell insures to the buyer the best 
wheel made, and an Unequaled Guarantee. 


A few good agents wanted. Apply at once 

(•^pK 1 *^. 

John P. Lovell Arms Co. 

Manufacturers and Dealers in 

Fire Arms, Bicycles, Bicycle Sundries, Photo- 
graphic Goods, Fishing Tackle, Cutlery and 
General Sporting Qoods. 

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pow ebei 
ideal design 



Eberharcit's Patent 

Drill Press 

2 5' 3 2 > 37> 43. 48 and 52 inches 


Eberhardt's Patent 

New Extension Base and Extra Support Sliapers 

9 Sizes 



Cadet Corps 








You are going to attend a 
full dress, swell affair? You 
want nice shoes. 

If so, write to Chas. F. 
Glenn, the up-to-the-tirae 
shoe dealer, Unioutown, Pa. 

Eighteen years' practical 
experience fitting feet. 

Prices very moderate. 

€ba$. ?, 0knn 

55 Main Street 

The Second National Bank 



CAPITAL $80,000 

Wm. Moorhead, President. 
D. C. Hoffman, Cashier. 

SURPLUS, $15,000 

Geo. B. Morris, Vice Pres. 
Wm. E. Aknett, Teller. 


E. Shisler, J. M. Wood, Wm. Moorhead, D. I.. Donley, 

Geo. B. Morris, W. P. Barker, Cephas Jacobs, Wm. I. Vandervoort 

John A. Thompson. 

Coffege of (p^etctana avfi> burgeons 


The Animal Lecture Course will begin October i , 1S96, 
and continue six months. 

The facilities offered the student of Medicine at this 
school for thorough and practical instruction are unsur- 
passed. In addition to the amphitheater clinics before the 
whole class, daily ward classes are given in Medicine, Sur- 
gery and the special branches. 

Practical work in the Dissecting and Bone Rooms, and 
the Chemical, Physiological and Pathological Laboratories 
is obligatory. 

For a catalogue containing full information, write to 

THOilAS OPIE, H.D., Dean 

College Building, Cor. Calvert and Saratoga Sts. 

Baltimore, Md. 

Hlumni professional Caros 

1. ll. HOLT 


Gr \i ton. W. Va. 



Clarksburg, W. Va. 


Attorney and Counselor at Law 

1 1 United States Building 
Charleston, w. Va. 



Clarksburg, W. Va. 

C. J. POE 




Teller Merchants' National Bank 

Clarksburg, W. Va. 



Clarksburg, \V. V \- 





Attorney and Counselor at Law 

Office, No. 1413 Chapline Street 

Wheeling, W. Va. 

1.. G. SMITH 


Cl. VRKSIHKC. W. V \. 






Parsons, W. Va. 

Practices in all the Courts, state and Federal 



Wheei.i ng, W. Va. 



Clarksburg, W. Va. 



Marlinton, W. Va. 

C. 1 .. W HITE 

Pastor Presbyterian Church 

Clarksburg, W. V \. 



Grafton, w. Va. 


attorney at law 

Beverly, w. Va. 

Albany Teachers' 

Provides Schools of all Crades with Competent Teachers 

We invite competent and well qualified teachers for all depart- 
ments of school work, whether experienced or not, to register with 
us, and pledge our best efforts to advance their interests. We are 
getting calls for such teachers at all seasons of the year, and can 
certainly be of service to those who are seeking positions or pro- 
motion. Now is the time to register. 

Harlan P. French, Manager 

24 State St. ..Albany, N.Y 




2>L Clair Cafe 


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©Estere, ffresb ffieb ano all 
fctnoe of (3ame in Season 

1ke dream ano flafte 

C. L. ST. CLAIR, Proprietor 


Che Photographs for this 
Book were made by 
J\.J\. Rogers 
morgamown, OJ.Ua. 
Che Best Photographer 
in the State 

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