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John Peter Munroe, M. D. 

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John Peter Munroe, born of Presbyterian parents, near Fayetteville, in 
1857, now president of North Carolina Medical College, at Davidson 
and Charlotte— this is thus far the life story of Doctor Munroe. 
He studied at Davidson College from 1878 to 1882, winning the Wiley 
Prize in mathematics and the honor of salutatory orator. After graduation, 
he taught two years at Fayetteville and one at Raeford. Thence he went to 
the University of Virginia and finished the course in medicine in one term. 
Standing first among his classmates in competitive examination, he was ap- 
pointed resident physician at St. Luke's Hospital, Richmond. 

From 1886 to 1889, Doctor Munroe practiced medicine at Durham, N. C, 
where he won for himself a most enviable reputation. The appreciation of 
his faithfulness and remarkable skill during an epidemic of typhoid fever 
there was evidenced by the gift of a handsome gold watch from those who 
had been his patients during that trying time— one of those times that prove 
the metal of which men are made. 

Leaving Durham, he came to Davidson and bought the Preparatory 
Medical School of Dr. P. B. Barringer. There were only three pupils in 
this school the next year, but under Doctor Munroe's management it grew 
to such an extent that in 1892 it was deemed wise to secure a charter, and 
it became, in spite of many obstacles and much opposition, the North Caro- 
lina Medical College. While the growth of this institution has not been of 
the mushroom kind, each year has surpassed the previous one. The unus- 
ually large proportion of its students who have passed the State Board and 
have subsequently established for themselves a successful practice in differ- 
ent parts of the country, proves the thoroughness of the training they have 
received. The new hospital at Davidson and the connection which has been 
established with the Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, thus affording the 
Seniors greater opportunities for practical work, are only additional proofs 
of the success of the present management. Nor does Doctor Munroe con- 
fine his efforts to the Medical College. His executive ability and business 
sagacity make him constantly the head of the more important business en- 
terprises of the community, while a politician's tact and enthusiasm, born of 
utter self-forgetfulness, have caused him to be put into many public offices. 
These he has filled in a way that has brought increased comfort to every cit- 
izen of the town and surrounding country. 

As a church officer, Doctor Munroe is most valuable. Elected an elder 
while in Durham, and still a very young man, he was re-elected to that po- 
sition upon reaching Davidson, and his wisdom and prudence have been of 
great value in the settling of every question that has arisen in this church 
during his connection with it. His zeal in mission work has made for his 
Sunday school a record for usefulness which has been equalled by few. 

In fact, it may be said of Doctor Munroe, that he is one of the few to 
whom the Lord has entrusted ten talents, and if the number of positions he 
has been called upon to fill and the perplexed souls whose burdens he has 
shared may be called "usury," surely it will be said of him that he hath 
gained an hundred fold. 

Inarfc of iEbttora 

^uius anil Cranks, 1903 

H. H. Caldwell 

Associate Editors 
W. W. Arrowood, '03 H. A. Johnston, '03 

W. P. Mills, '03 J- W. Currie, '04 

R. S. Johnston, '03 R. H. Adams, '04 

A. R. McQueen, '03 J. W. McNeill, '04 

W. M. Dunn, '03 M. A. Thompson, '04 

P. P. Brown, '03 W. T. Gibson, '05 

D. W. McIver, '05 

Art Editors 

T. J. Hutchison, '04 

H. E. Bowman 

Medical Department 
M. M. Caldwell E. H. Sloop 

Business Manager 
Arthur L. Mills 

Assistant Business Managers 
F. K. Spratt, '04 H. E. Bowman, '04 

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Davidson College Faculty 
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H. L. SMITH, (Brest.) 


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Born at Greensboro, North Carolina. Graduated at Davidson College in 1881, and while 
there was awarded the Mathematical medal, the Greek medal, and the Essayist's 
medal. The degree of Master of Arts was conferred upon him in 1888. He was 
principal of Selma Academy, at Selma, North Carolina, from 1881 to 1887. Pursued 
post-graduate studies at the University of Virginia in 1886- '87, and again in 1890-'91. 
Was awarded the Orator's medal of the Temperance Union Society in 1887, and of 
the Jefferson Literary Society in 1891, and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1890. 
Since 1887 he has been Professor at Davidson College, being elected President in 1901. 


Vice-President and Professor of Biblical Instruction. 
Born in 1832, in Appomattox County, Virginia. Was graduated with the Degree of Bach- 
elor of Arts from Hampden-Sidney College in 1851, and received the degree of Master 
of Arts from the University of Virginia in 1854. The next year he was principal of 
Kemper School at Gordonsville, Virginia. Was graduated at the Union Theological 
Seminary in 1858. For the next four years he was minister at Chapel Hill ; then 
from 1862-'70he preached in Halifax county, Virginia; he was principal of the Cluster 
Springs High School from 1866-'70. In 1870 he was called to the presidency of Stew- 
art College, Clarksville, Tennessee. After the reorganization of the College as the 
Southwestern Presbyterian University, he held the chair of History and English 
Literature, and of Biblical Instruction from 1882-'88. In the latter year he was 
elected President of Davidson College, and Professor of Biblical Instruction ; he 
resigned his presidency in 1901. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred 
upon him by Hampden-Sidney College in 1873. In 1889 the Southwestern Presby- 
terian University conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws. 

Professor of Greek and German. 
Born in 1861, at Charlotte, North Carolina. Graduated at Davidson College in 1880 with the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts. Between the years 1881-'87 he spent each alternate 
year at Johns Hopkins, pursuing post-graduate work. From 1883-'85 he was Pro- 
fessor of Greek at Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia, and between 1886-'88 he taught 
at Kenmore High School, Kenmore, Virginia. He received the degree of Doctor of 
Philosophy from Johns Hopkins in 1887, and since 1889 he has been Professor of 
Greek and German at Davidson. 

Professor of Latin and French. 
Dr. Grey was born in 1858, in Union County, North Carolina. Graduated from Davidson 
in 1884 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, having won the Latin and Greek medals. 
During the session of 1885- '86 he conducted the Village Academy at Davidson. In 
1886-'87 he taught in the Mooresville Academy, and from 1888-'89 he was at the head 
of the high schools of Georgia. Entered Johns Hopkins University in 1889 ; was 
awarded an honorary Hopkins scholarship in 1890, and the degree of Doctor of Phil- 
osophy in 1893. Since that time he has been Professor of Latin and French at 

Professor of English. 
Born in Abbeville, South Carolina, on October 11, 1864. Entered South Carolina Military 
Academy, at Charleston, in 1882. Graduated in 1886, being one of two honor men in 
a class of fifty-three members. For three years after graduation he held the position 
of Assistant in English in the above-named institution. Resigning his position, he 
entered Johns Hopkins University in 1888, and received the University Scholarship in 
English in 1890, and subsequently was appointed Fellow in English. In June, 1891, 
he received his degree of Doctor of Philosophy, and in the same year studied in Paris 
and in the British Museum in London. In 1892 he was elected Assistant Professor 
of English in Clemson College, South Carolina, his rank being afterwards raised to 
Associate Professor. This position he held until January, 1896, when he was elected 
Professor of English in Davidson College. 


Professor of Chemistry. 
Was born in Columbus, Tennessee, in the year 1868. In 1888 he graduated from Davidson 
College, standing third in his class. The following year he was Professor of Science 
at Clinton College, South Carolina. In 1889 he entered the Medical Department of 
the University of Virginia, where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine, and 
some years later that of Doctor of Philosophy. In 1894 he was elected Fellow of the 
London Chemical Society. Since 1896 he has held the chair of Chemistry at David- 
son College. 

Professor of Mathematics. 
Born in Winnsboro, South Carolina, in 1864. Entered Davidson College in 1884. He with- 
drew from College at the close of his Sophomore year. He was engaged in teaching 
until 1892, when he re-entered Davidson and graduated the following June with high- 
est honors, winning the Debater's medal. The following October he entered Johns 
Hopkins University, taking graduate course in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. 


Completing the Doctor of Philosophy course, with the exception of his Thesis, he 
was elected Professor of Science in the Chatham Academy at Savannah, Georgia. 
In 1897 he was elected to the chair of Mathematics in Davidson College. 

james Mcdowell douglas, m. a., ph. d. 

Professor of Natural Philosophy. 

Dr. Douglas was born in Fairfield county, South Carolina, in 1867. He entered Davidson 
College in 1890, and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1893, being one of 
the honor men of his class. During the following year he pursued his studies in 
Mathematics, and in 1894 received the degree of Master of Arts. The three years 
after graduation were spent in teaching at the Davidson High School, and as Super- 
intendent of the Gaston Institute, at Gastonia, North Carolina. He entered Johns 
Hopkins University in 1897, and in 1901 was graduated with the degree of Doctor of 
Philosophy. In the same year he was elected to the chair of Natural Philosophy at 
Davidson College. 


Adjunct Professor in Mathematics, Latin and Greek. 

Professor Currie was born at Hillsboro, North Carolina, in 1876. Entered Davidson College 
in 1893. In 1896 he received the Debater's medal, and in the following year was 
graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. After leaving College he taught 
one year at Coleman, Texas. From 1898 to 1901 he was principal of the Davidson 
High School. In 1901 he was elected to the position of Adjunct Professor of Mathe- 
matics, Latin and Greek at Davidson College. 

(jtotpH unh (Eranks fast mb Jtosrnt 

EIGHT years ago the students of Davidson entered a new field of college 
enterprise by publishing the first volume of "Quips and Cranks." 
Since that date every year, with the exception of '96 and '99 has 
seen another volume added to the list. Each annual, since the first owes a 
debt to the past, and is to a certain extent an outgrowth of its predecessors. 
It cannot be said, however, that there has been a constant development and 
improvement, for, on the contrary, the fortunes of "Quips and Cranks" 
have been somewhat varied. 

The editors of Volume I deserve especial credit not only for opening up 
the way, but also for giving their volume a degree of excellence which some 
of its successors have not succeeded in attaining. Space does not permit 
anything in the nature of a criticism of the five volumes which have 
followed this one. It may not be amiss to say that Volume III, of the year 
1898, is probably the best published, either before or since that time, and 
that Volume V is second to this alone. Of course all of the annuals have 
had their defects, and in some these were much more noticeable than in 
others; but, taking "Quips and Cranks" as a whole, the career has thus 
far been one marked by success. 

The present volume has not been unique on account of the absence of 
misfortunes and difficulties, but in presenting it to the public, the editors 
have no desire to make excuses or apologies to show why it is not what it 
might have been. Certainly we are not blind to its imperfections, and we 
shall be sorely disappointed if it is not handled unmercifully by those "men 
of words and not of deeds" who can tell more in five minutes about how an 
annual should be gotten out than they can do in five years towards helping 
improve it in any way. In regard to our attempts at humor we wish to say 
that everything of this nature is intended as harmless fun, and is not 
expected to cause any one to feel offended. We assure the members of the 
faculty that nothing in this book is published through any disrespect towards 
them and their positions. We have attempted to include in these pages a 
mixture of the grave and the gay, of sense and nonsense, and as such we give 
it to our readers with the wish that they may find it an interesting picture 
of college life. 

To our friends, who have assisted us in the literary, and especially in 
the art department, we express our sincere thanks, hoping that they 
may not be disappointed in this volume upon which we have bestowed 
our labors. 

William Lee Davidson, Jr. 

Upon whose land Davidson College was located, and who wi 
liberal contributor towards the founding of the institution, 
and a member of its first Board of Trustees 

(fktteral Militant iGrr Sautterm 

WILLIAM LEE DAVIDSON was born in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1746. When he was four years old his father, George David- 
son, decided to move to Iredell County, North Carolina. This county 
and those adjoining it were settled by the liberty-loving Scotch-Irish, and 
thus from early youth the boy acquired by association a belief in the prin- 
ciple that liberty is a universal right. This belief was further strengthened 
by his education at Queen's Museum in Charlotte— that institution which, 
because of its Presbyterian origin, was royal in name out of deference to 
the powers that were, but Democratic in its teaching in obedience to the 
divine plan of government. 

By inheritance a patriot, by education a leader, William Davidson was 
appointed Major in one of the four new regiments called into service by the 
Provincial Congress that met at Halifax in April, 1776. Under the com- 
mand of General Francis Nash, Major Davidson's regiment (the fourth) 
marched at once to the North to reinforce the army of General Washington. 
In the three years that followed the North Carolina troops served faithfully, 
doing well their duty in the battles of Princeton and Brandywine, and win- 
ning unlimited praise in the battle of Germantown. For personal gallantry 
on this last occasion Major Davidson's rank was raised to Lieutenant- 

In November, 1779, the North Carolina battalions were ordered to 
Charleston to reinforce General Lincoln. As they passed through North 
Carolina, Colonel Davidson, on furlough, left his regiment to spend a few 
days with his family, whom he had not seen for three years. He had expected 
to rejoin the army at Charleston, but when he reached the city he found it 
so closely besieged by the British that he could not gain admission. He was 
thus saved from the fate that befell his regiment. Soon after Lincoln sur- 
rendered, and Davidson returned immediately to Mecklenburg, where he 
took the lead in opposing the Tories, and did much to humble their over- 
confident spirit. 

At Coulson's Mill, in a fierce skirmish in which he was finally victorious, 
he received a wound so severe as to keep him out of active service for two 
months. While in this retirement, in recognition of his merit as a brave 
and skillful military leader, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-Gen- 
eral to succeed General Rutherford, taken prisoner at the battle of Camden. 

As soon as he could take the field again, General Davidson busied him- 
self in organizing the militia of his district and in preparing them for 


effective service. On January 17, 1781, the battle of Cowpens, which put 
an end to the cruel despotism of Tory rule in South Carolina, was fought. 
General Morgan, however, was hotly pursued by Lord Cornwallis and forced 
to retreat with his spoils across the Catawba river. To cover his retreat, 
General Davidson had placed guards at four of the fords of the river. When 
Lord Cornwallis reached the river he found it too swollen to allow crossing 
where he had at first intended, so he fell back a few miles and encamped 
for three days. On the morning of February 1, 1781, he broke camp and 
started for Cowan's Ford. Here General Davidson himself was stationed 
with about three hundred and fifty men. 

At daybreak the British vanguard entered the river, the American picket 
challenged, and, receiving no answer, fired. This so frightened the Tory 
guide who was leading the British that he took to his heels, and Colonel 
Hall, who was commanding the light infantry of the enemy, being thus left 
to his own resources, led his men straight across the river to an unexpected 
landing place. This action prevented the Americans from firing directly 
upon the enemy and thereby rendered their aim less effective. 

The firing at the river quickly attracted the attention of General David- 
son, who was a half mile in the rear with the larger portion of his forces, 
and he hurried to the scene of action, arriving just as the small guard was 
giving way before the superior forces of the British. In attempting to rally 
his men he exposed himself too recklessly to the rifles of the enemy and 
received a fatal wound in the breast, dying almost immediately. This dis- 
heartened the Americans still more, and though they held their ground for 
a time, they were soon compelled to retire. 

After the departure of the British, the body of General Davidson was 
secured by David Wilson and Richard Barry and conveyed to the house of 
Samuel Wilson, whence it was carried at night to the graveyard of Hope- 
well Church and interred by the dim light of torches. In this country church- 
yard the remains of the leader still lie, but recognition, though tardy, is at 
last falling where it is due. 

The records of General Davidson's life are meagre, and we possess no 
eulogies of his character, but we may well judge of what mould it was, for 
it has been found worthy to be bestowed upon one of the fairest counties of 
the State as an example of true patriotism to its citizens, and upon a cher- 
ished institution of the church as an example of Christian manhood to the 
young men gathered there. 

( The writer is greatly indebted to the excellent account of General Davidson's life in the volume "Sketches 
of Western North Carolina," by C. L. Hunter, which has been quite closely followed.) 

junior QIlasB (§rgam|atton 

W. M. DUNN Jacksonham, South Carolina 

A. L. Mills, Greenville, South Carolina 

Secretary and Treasurer 
J. S. Bailey, Jr Greenwood, South Carolina 

R. D. Daffin, Jr Marianna, Florida 

A. R. McQueen Carthage, North Carolina 

Colors Motto 

Orange and Black Prodesse Qitam Conspici 


Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! Boom-boom-alack ! 
Sis, boom, bah ! Orange and Black ! 
Hey ho, hi ho ! Rip, rah, re ! 
D. C. N. C. Nineteen three ! 


®hf &rmnr QJlass 

Moore, S. C. 

"What is Ibis thinK which first we see? 
One famed for beauty and fur chemistry." 

20 years; 5 feet, 11 inches; 153 pounds; Course A. B. ; Eu. 

Member Class Track Team '00-'01; Laboratory 

Assistant, '02-'03. 

"If hei 

Bethel, S. C. 

■e not in love with Borne woman, there is no believing old signs 
brushes his hair o' morningrs; whal should thj 

19 years; 5 ft.. 11 in. ; 140 lbs. ; Course A. B. ; Beta Theta Pi; 
Phi. Vice-Monitor '00; Monitor '00-'01, '01-'02; Fall '02; 
Vice-Monitor '03 ; Historian Class ; Secretary and 
Treasurer Class ; Secretary Society ; Vice-Presi- 
dent Society ; Second Critic Society ; First 
Critic Society ; President Society : Mar- 
shal ; Member Library Committee, 
two years; 
Editor Quips and Cranks. 

Greenwood, S. C. 

'The glass of fashion, and the 
the observed of all obsi 

jld of form ; 

19 years; 5 feet, 6 inches; 138 pounds; Course B. S. ; K. S. 
Eu. ; Vice-President Class '00-'01; Secretary and Treas. 
Class '02-'03; Class Baseball Team two years; Class 
Track Team two years; Captain Class Baseball 
Team '00' -01; Marshal '01-'02; First Vice- 
President Student-Body '01-'02; Secre- 
tary and Treasurer Tennis Club; Col- 
lege Baseball Team three years; 
Captain College Team '01-'O2; 
College Track Team 
four years. 




that from the first ha 
nclined to thrift." 

24 years; 5 feet, 114 inches; 160 pounds; Course A. B. ; Phi. 

Second Supervisor Society '00-'01; Janitor Society 

'02-'03; Class Track Team one year. 

Abbeville, S. C. 

"To whose bright image nightly by the moon 
Davidson virgins pay their vows and songs." 

by my clothes." 

21 years; 5 feet, 8 inches; 160 pounds; Course B. S. ; Eu. 

Newton, N. C. 

i suck melancholy out of a song 
l weasel sueks eggs." 

23 years; 6 feet, li. inches; 147 pounds; Course, B. S. ; Phi. 

Graduated at Catawba College 1900, degree B. S. ; 

entered Junior Class 1901; Second Critic Society '02; 

Commencement Orator, '02 ; President Society 

'02-'03 ; First Critic Society '03 ; Honor Roll 

'01-'02, '02-; Member Glee Club '01-'02; 

Leader Glee Club '02-'03; Instructor 

in Chemistry ; 

Editor Quips and Cranks. 


Harrisburg, N. C. 

" 'Tis remarkable that they 

Talk most who have the least to say." 

22 years ; 6 feet, | inches ; 155 pounds ; Course A. B. ; Phi. 
President Class '99-'00; Vice-Monitor Fall'01, Spring '02, 
Fall '02 ; Monitor Spring '03 ; Class Baseball Team 
'99-'00, '00-'01; Secretary Society '00; Vice-Pres- 
ident Society '01 ; First Critic Society '02 ; 
President Society '03 ; Commencement 
Orator '02; Editor Magazine '01-'02; 
Editor-in-Chief Magazine '02-'03, 
(resigned); Editor Quips and 

Cranks '02 ; E d i t o r - i n- 

Chief Quips and Cranks '03 ; 

Vice-President Y. M. C. A. '02-'03. 

Marianna, Fla. 

"Truly. I would the gods had made me poetical," 

21 years ; 5 ft., 9 in. ; 1(55 lbs. ; Course A. B. ; Beta Theta Pi; 
Eu. ; Class Baseball Team; Class Football Team; Class 
Track Team; Class Prophet: Secretary Society; Vice- 
President Society ; President Society ; Reviewer 
Society; Marshal; Commencement Orator '02; 
College Track Team three years; Editor 
Magazine two years ; Editor Quips 
and Cranks two years. 

Jacksonham, S. C. 

"Let me have men about me that are fat." 

20 years ; 5 feet, 10 inches; 175 pounds ; Course A. B. ; Eu. 

Class Track Team two years ; President Class '02-'03 ; 

Vice-Monitor Fall '00, Spring *01 ; Secretary Society 

'00; Treasurer Society '01-'02; Library Committee; 

President Society '02-'03 ; Commencement 

Orator '02 ; President Student-Body '02- 

'03; College Track Team three years; 

Manager College Track Team '02; 
Editor Quips and Cranks three years. 


Norfolk, Va. 

" Your wit's too hot: it speeds too fast. 
'Twill tire." 

19 years; 5 feet, 10 inches; 140 pounds; Course A. B. ; K. A. 
Eu. ; Class Baseball Team; Toastmaster Junior Ban- 
quet; Vice-President Society '02; Reviewer 
Society; Member Library Committee; 

Commencement Orator '02; 
Editor Quips and Cranks '03. 

Norfolk, Va. 

" And when ourselves we see in ladies' eyes. 
Do we not likewise see our learning there? " 

20 years ; 6 feet ; 175 pounds; Course B. S. ; K. A. ; Eu. ; Class 

Baseball Team '00-'01 ; Class Track Team '00-'01 ; 

Society Respondent ; Declaimer's Medal ; Marshal 

'01-'02 ; College Football Team '01-'02, '02-'03 ; 

College Track Team '02-'03 ; Editor Quips 

and Cranks '01-'02, '02-'03. 

Blackstock, S. C. 

"He was a verray parfit gentil knyght." 

21 years ; 5 ft., 9| in.; 153 lbs.; Course A. B ; Beta Theta Pi; 

Eu. ; President Class '00-'01 ; Captain Class Baseball Team 

'99-'00; Member Executive Committee Athletic Associat'n 

'01-'02; Class Baseball Team; Class Football Team; 

Secretary and Treasurer Student-Body '00-'01 ; College 

Baseball Team four years ; Football Team two 

years ; President Athletic Association '02-'03 ; 

Vice-President Tennis Association '01-'02; 

President Tennis Association '02-'03; Captain 

Baseball Team '03 ; Member Glee Club 

two years ; College Track Team two years. 


Vance, N. C. 

"1 would forget her. but like a fever, she rti^ns in my blood, 

and will rememh 

25 years; 5 feet, 7£ inches: 130 pounds; Course A. B. ; Phi. 
Commencement Marshal '03. 



Wit ami wisdom : 

r for his lean 
! born with a 

18 years; 6 feet; 169 pounds; Course B. S. ; Phi. 
Sweater Club four years. 


"Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber 

20 years; 5 feet, 7£ inches; 175 pounds; Course A. B. ; S. A. E. 
Phi.; Supervisor Society; Vice-President Society; 
Marshal ; Football Team '01 ; Member Execu- 
tive Committee Athletic Association 
two years; Business Mana- 
ger Magazine; Editor 
Quips and 



Mint Hill, N. C. 

* I must to the barber's, for methink: 
about the face.' 

i marvelous hairy 

years; 5 feet, 7 J inches; 150 pounds; Course A. B. ; Phi. 

Secretary Society; Respondent '02; Member 

Library Committee; Editor 


Carthage, N. C. 

"Beautiful in form and feature. 

Lovely as the day 
Can there be so fair a creature 

Formed of c 

27 years; 6 feet; 175 pounds; Course A. B. ; Phi.; Class His- 
torian; two years; Class Track Team two years; Manager 
Class Track Team one year; Class Baseball Team; 
First Supervisor Society; Treasurer Society; 
First Critic Society; President Society; Vale- 
dictorian Society; Orator's Medal; Glee 
Club three years; Editor Quips 
and Cranks. 


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Greenville, S. C. 

"The broad circumference hunp; on his shoulders like a moon." 

19 years; 5 feet, 10 inches; 160 pounds; Course B. S. ; S. A. E. 
Eu. ; Secretary and Treasurer Class '00-'01; Vice- 
President Class '02-'03 ; Marshal ; Football 
Team '02-'03; Secretary and Treasurer 
Athletic Association; Business 
Manager Quips and 
Cranks, 1003. 

Camden, S. C. 

"I am Sir Oracle, and when I ope mj moul h, let no dog bark." 

19 years, 5 feet, 11 inches; 148 pounds ; Course A. B.; K. S. 
Eu. ; President Class '01-'02; Secretary Society '01; Vice- 
President Society '02; Reviewer Society '02; Presi- 
dent Society '03; Editor Magazine '01-'02, '02-'03; 
(Editor-in-Chief last half of second year); 
Secretary Y. M. ('. A. '01-'02; President 
Y. M. C. A. '02-'03; Editor Quips and 
Cranks; Assistant in Eng- 
lish '02-'03. 


Winston-Salem, N. C. 

"The pain of one maiden's refusal is drowned 
in the pain of the next." 

21 years; 5 feet, 4J inches; 125 pounds; Course A. B. ; P. K. A. 

Phi. ; Class Relay Team '99-'00 ; Member Junior 

Banquet Committee: First Supervisor Society; 

Second Critic Society: Marshal '00. 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

"The ladie 
The stair 

all hii 

20 years; 5 feet, 10 inches; 130 pounds; Course A. B. ; K. A. 

Phi.; Vice-President Class '01-'02; Secretary Society 

'01; Second Critic Society '02; Instructor 

in Chemistry '02-'03. 

Charleston, S. C. 

ith, my little body 

this great world." 

19 years; 6 feet; 150 pounds; Course A. B. ; K. A. ; Eu. ; Secre- 
tary and Treasurer Class '99-'00 ; Class Baseball 
Team; Toastmaster Soph Banquet; Second 
Vice-President Student-Body '01-'02. 


Out of the awful throne of God, full, deep, and wide, 
Flows forth the stream of Destiny, a limpid tide; 
Into our life with purest clarity it rolls, — 
The vessels giving to the formless, form, our souls. 

- William Gilmer Perry. 

B>nttor (ElaHB iftsinrg 

aljc Arta af tljc tEhrpra 

AND it came to pass in the second year before the destruction of Tam- 
many and the rebuilding of the Old Chapel, that John Bunyan, the 
Joker, convoked an assembly of the Wise Men of Davidson and quoth 
unto them thusly: 

Hearken unto me, ye knowing ones, and give heed to the utterances 
of my cavernous mouth. Behold, the ignorance of the land has become a 
stench unto our nostrils and a reproach unto our superior knowledge. More- 
over, one of the four tribes has gone out from among us laden with valuable 
information and sheep-skins. Now, therefore, get ye abroad unto the four 
corners of the earth and basely deceive the fathers of the land, that they send 
their sons to this great Headlight of Civilization to get their little lamps 
lighted, and that we may keep our heads in the college crib a little longer. 
And, if any of you fail to do this thing, then will I cut off your funds 

Now, when he had made an end to these sayings, Henry, son of Smith, and 
Thomas, the Perrinite, were exceedingly troubled and gat them diligently to 
work, the latter beyond the Catawba, in the region of sand-lappers, and the 
former on this side, so that many were deceived by them. 

But as for the other Wise Men, behold, they sat still in their tents and 
communed among themselves, shooting craps, yet were their funds not cut off. 

And in the ninth month of the same year those who had been deceived 
came up unto Davidson. And they were called the Naughty Threes. 

And the other tribes received them with vigorous demonstrations of joy, 
and immediately purified them with water, drawn from the great stone 
laver, after the manner of the college. And all the other tribes clapped their 
hands and shouted with one accord, "Hot Times in the Old Town Tonight," 
but the Threes mourned greatly on account of this thing and cried, "Oh, 
Ain't it a Shame?" 

Now the tribe chose as their leader William, of the house of Patterson ; 
a man of very low statue but excelling in great ideas, after the manner of 
Zaccheus. But when tribulations came and floods descended upon the peo- 
ple, behold, they looked for their leader and he was not, for he had sequest- 
ered himself under some college property. And the tribe was wroth on 
account of this thing and fired William and elected in his stead Harry, the 
Caldwellite, a man short in but few respects and possessed of a marvelous 
knee action, by the aid of which he led the tribe at a prodigious speed. 

Library of 
avidson College 

And when the wise men heard of the afflictions of this people they also 
visited plagues upon them to the number of seven : Chapel Service, Syllabus, 
Physics, English, Latin, Greek and Math. Of these plagues the last three 
were the most iniquitous, so that many of those who withstood the others 
petered on account of these. And the people were sore distressed on account 
of these things and lusted after the soda fountains and loafing resorts of their 
native land. But after nine months there was peace, and the tribe returned, 
every man unto his own home. 

Howbeit, at the end of three months the people returned unto the land 
of Davidson, and chose as their leader Kirkpatrick, a persistent pusher of 
the pig-skin, and a lover of all beautiful damsels. 

And the people stretched forth their hands to vex certain of the mentally 
stunted, but the Wise Men forbade them. And the people waxed venomous 
on account of this thing and made war against the Wise Men. 

And it came to pass after six months the tribe prepared a great feast, and 
the people cried: Send for Henry, son of Smith, that he may make us sport. 
And they sent for him and sat him down in their midst and guyed him 
sorely. And he was greatly dismayed on account of this thing, yet he 
grinned and bore it. 

And it came to pass at the end of another nine months that John Bun- 
yan, the Joker, spake unto Henry, son of Smith, saying: Behold, this tribe 
is too much for me, because I am grown old. Now, therefore, I pray thee, 
take my mantle and staff and go out against them, or they will run over us 
and take charge of the college. 

Now for this year the tribe chose as its leader Plumer, of the Mills 
tribe, a man whose hair was like unto the gilded sunset and beauteous to 
behold. The people honored him greatly for what he knew and pitied him 
for what he thought he knew. And the people said unto him: Go to now, 
lead us against this son of Smith, for we wot not what sort of man he is. 

And when Henry, son of Smith, heard that the Threes were coming he 
went out to meet them, and said unto them: Ye are a proud and stiff-necked 
people and not obedient to the powers that be. Now, therefore, will I visit 
you with greater plagues than those you have suffered before. For where 
John Bunyan, the Joker, required of you sixty measures of knowledge, 
behold, I will require seventy; yea, my J. Henry's hand will be more massive 
than the Joker's boot. 

And it came to pass, when the people heard these things, that they 
chased him over beyond Lake Wiley and returned every man to his house. 
But the son of Smith sojourned a very little in the land of Davidson that 
year, for he said he must be about the Twentieth Century business ( ?) . 

And after these things the Threes said one to another: Let us gather 
the people of the land together and orate unto them, for we be possessed of 
much knowledge. And the people gathered unto them and the tribe spake 

unto them of the issues of the day, and pleased the people of the land so that 
they were spellbound. And after these things the people of the land returned 
home laden with knowledge. 

And after these things the people chose as their leader Bill Dunn, the 
Jackson-hamite, a chaser of dears. Now about this time the son of Smith 
returned and began to vex the people. And the people said unto their leader: 
Up, Bill, and lead us against this son of Smith, that we may completely 
annihilate him. But Henry, son of Smith, said unto them: Ye had better 
get to work, for behold if any of you have failed to make the required sev- 
enty measures of knowledge him will I put back among the other tribes. 

And when the people heard these things they waxed wrathy, and said 
unto the son of Smith: Behold, thou talkest as one who is gay. Now, 
therefore, get ye over beyond Mt. Shearer, or we will batter thy mug. 

Then was Henry, son of Smith, exceedingly frightened, so that his 
knees knocked out fire, the one from the other. And he cried unto the 
Threes, saying: What will ye that I give unto you? And they said: Sheep- 
skins. If thou wilt give them unto us at the end of nine months we will let 
thee live in peace. If thou wilt not give them unto us then we will value 
blood as cheaply as circus lemonade and college property as the dust of the 

Then answered Henry, son of Smith, and said unto them: Surely I will 
give unto thee sheep-skins and any other moveable college property ye may 
desire if ye will only let me live in peace. 

And the Threes spake one to another, saying: Let us buy mortar boards 
and vestures, that we may appear different from the other tribes. And to 
some of the people these robes gave the appearance of much dignity; to 
others they gave the appearance of Irish washerwomen. Nevertheless the 
people were contented. And at the end of four years Henry, son of Smith, 
gladly gave unto each man a sheep-skin, graven with heathenish hiero- 
glyphics. And the tribe returned every man to his native land, for they 
were ignorant no longer, but exceedingly wise. 

Now as for the other chronicles of the Threes, behold, are they not 
found in the prophecy of the Tribe ? 

junior dlafifi |Inipljmj 

'Twas on a cold and bleak December night. 

Outside the elements so raged it seemed 

As if Old Boreas from the cave of winds 

Had loosed all the demons of the blast 

And sent them moaning, shrieking 'round my room. 

In contrast to the raging storm without, 

Within was naught but warmth and comfort found; 

The fire upon the hearth was burning bright 

And casting flickering shadows on the walls; 

While I, reclining in my easy chair 

Thought what a night this was for sleep. 

This thought, if not the father of the deed 

Was its forerunner, for I soon was in 

That pleasant land where Morpheus reigns supreme. 

I dreamt of days spent at old Davidson. 
Those happy, careless days gone to return 
No more. Up rose both joys and sorrows; but 
The sorrows, mellowed by the ten long years 
Of ceaseless battling with the unkind world, 
Soon faded from my mind: while joys still move 
My heart beat with the hallowed memories 
Of that sweet past which I shall ne'er forget. 
I seemed to see once more my classmates, now 
Unseen except with the eyes of memory; 
And with this vision came a wish that I 
Might know where they all were and what 
Each one was doing for a livelihood. 

Ah! had I touched Aladdin's wondrous lamp? 
Was this some spirit of the unknown world 
Come to make real my wish? Yes, I had touched 
A magic Talisman, and here was my 
Conductor, ready to transport me now 
To each of those I had desired to see. 

At once I was 
In Davidson again, and my conductor led 
Me to a hall from which arose a stench 
Most foul and most unbearable, and here 
Was Rogers hard at work in teaching those 
Strange creatures, who are known as Fresh, to play 
With bottles, tubes and most obnoxous fumes. 
The Genie, with a shriek most horrible, 
Conveyed me out into the open air; 
And now we saw approaching us a tall 
And learned person whom I recognized 
As one of my old classmates— yes it was 


The famous Dr. Wilson Plumer Mills, 
A teacher of that science which he called 
His Metaphysics. He of late had won 
Renown by proving in a concise way 
That Latin "Ego" is translated "I." 
No sooner had I shaken Lengthy's hand 
And asked him of the whereabouts of Skit 
Than I, amazed, was snatched up through the air, 
Transported miles and miles, till out of breath, 
I found myself let down into a mine 
Where Bailey, black with soot and dust, was hard 
At work. My breath was spent or else it sure 
Had left me then, to see this prodigy ! 
"How comes it, Skit, I see thee in this plight?" 
"I'm here," he said, "to boss and not to work." 
"I understand," quoth I, but ere my tongue 
Could frame another word, the scene was changed. 
I stood before a tiny country school. 
The day was warm, and through the open door 
I saw Bill Dunn. Ye gods! was ever man 
So fat ? The sweat rolled down his face in streams. 
The kids were sitting bolt upright with fear. 
On seeing me this pedagogue dismissed 
The school; and when they all had gone he fell 
Upon my neck and wept for joy. I learned 
That he was much esteemed in all that place, 
And by the district board was dearly loved, 
From whom he drew his pay. 
From him I learned the fate of Anderson 
Who is a pharmacist of great renown- 
He makes his living by compounding pills 
And other things. His "Soothing Syrup" is his 
Specialty. On this he's raised some seven lusty boys. 
His name is found on every box of his 
Far-famed stock foods and barn-yard remedies. 
To Charleston now the Genie leads my steps; 
And soon we walk the streets of that old town. 
Now turning down a dingy street and dark — 
I saw the sign, "T. Sprunt and A. L. Mills. 
Old Clothes Here Bought and Sold." I stop before 
A low, dark, dirty shop, with coats and pants 
Behind the greasy window panes displayed. 
The door was barred, the owners were both "out," 

I wonder where ! 
In Memphis, Tennessee, was "Little Kirk." 
The steep and slippery path of Senior Chem. 
By him had been surmounted. There he was 
With all his might and main endeavoring 
Th' amount of saccharine ingredient 
Contained in a new brand of ginger cakes 
To find. But 'twas not by his magic art 
Of Chemistry, he did this arduous task, 


He'd found "a way much easier," he said, 

And I'll vouchsafe that it much better was! 

My Genie guide was puzzled sore to find 

Kid Arrowood: but 'twas not long before 

We found him in a cottage by the sea. 

It was a lovely nest, out there, away 

From all the world of sin and woe. And Kid — 

God save his vanity— with brush in hand, 

Before a mirror large, his golden locks 

Was smoothing with great care. His children played 

About the floor; while Mrs. " Kid," excuse me— 

Arrowood, was darning Willie's socks. 

We next found Beaty in a little church 

In western Carolina holding forth. 

Despite the weather warm and gnats and flies 

And babies yelling loud, this brave divine 

Could preach for hours upon his favorite text, 

"Owe no man anything." 
Behind a pestle-tail, bell cord in hand, 
Stood Parson Knox. The high vocation which 
He thought was his, decreed by fate, he found 
He must give up, and to the cornfield turn 
His energies. 

Once more the scene is changed again, and I 
Within the Senate walls am led 
By Genie Sprite. McQueen is on the floor. 
The house is in a deathly stillness while 
This Modern Nestor speaks with winged words. 
He takes his seat; then all around breaks forth 
Applause tremendous. But there is one who makes 
A noise, heard loud above the rest. I look, 
And high up in the gallery I find 
The cause of such disturbance, for up there 
Sat Duffy proud. Applauding with his feet. 

"Come, Spirit, lead me from this awful din." 
No sooner said than down through corridors 
Of marble floors I'm led, until I meet 
R. Johnston and H. A., each hard at work — 
With finger crooked in button-hole of some 
Bright, enterprising Senator— to lobby through 
A bill providing for the use of gas, 

In Norfolk, free. 
Once more I'm lifted up and hurled through space, 
Methinks I must have gone half round the globe; 
For when I struck old Mother Earth again 
I found myself upon an unknown land — 
Y'clept by natives — Zanzibuly Isle. 
The blood was froze within me by the sight 
That met my eyes. 'Twas Caldwell that I saw, 
Bound hand and foot, surrounded by a crowd 
Of hungry cannibals. But at the sight 
Of me let down from heaven, as they thought, 


The savages, with terror and wild shrieks, 

Precipitously fled and left us there. 

His bonds were soon unloosed, and then he told 

Me how to this base island he had come 

To bring the heathen tidings of great joy. 

I left him there, " For now," said he, "I'll live 

In peace. They'll think you were the devil." 

Not hurt at all to be considered thus 

By those who knew no better, I bade him 

Out in the country of my native land 
I found myself transported once again, 
And by a hot and dusty road I saw 
Two figures ragged and forlorn. They sat 
And talked. "O, Pete," said one, "just think of what 
A happy life 'twould be if we could free 
From dirt and dust our bodies keep." "Dear Blake," 
Said Pete, "I'd rather much have plenty food 
To eat." A peddler rudely interrupts 
This earnest conversation with his cries: 
"I've pins and needles; anything you want." 
On coming near I saw his hair was red, 
And then with pride I recognized P. P. 
But I must hasten on. 
The busy streets of Marianna now 
I walk. And up upon the thirteenth floor 
Of a large tenement I wend my way. 
'Tis here I find a man with hair unkempt 
And long. I recognize poor Daffin. 
Behind a pile of manuscript he works, 
With solemn mien, endeavoring to find, 
In this rejected stuff, a thought from which 

To write another poem. 
From this sad scene my Genie leads me to 
The elevator, where I see, with rope 
In hand, our little Pat. He seemed to love 
His job. "Except for this," he said, and wiped 
A tear, "the girls won't patronize." 
Once more to Davidson I'm led 
And here, within the Math, room dark, I find 
McMurray teaching Math., with book in hand. 
The book, you all should know, was not the same 
His pupils used. It was a "Teacher's Key." 
A beam of light from somewhere fell athwart 
My face, and I awoke. 'Twas morning's ray. 
How sweet had been those dreamy hours to me, 
Those fleeting visions of Old Nineteen-three. 

Aljme&'a W<x\t 

There were two brothers — so the story reads — 

Ahmed and Omar, who by noble deeds 

Desired to purchase immortality ; 

Some work perform, of which the world might say : 

" Ahmed and Omar blessed their kind this way." 
Omar with wedge and rope uplifted high 
An obelisk whose summit pointed to the sky. 
On this with skillful hand devices fair 
He carved, inscribing noble figures there. 

" Sure, Omar's name," he said, " will come to be 
The synonym of liberality, 
For he who pleasure gives unto his kind 
Must be esteemed a man of liberal mind." 
Ahmed, with deeper wisdom, sought a drear 
And desert place, and there he digged a well 
Where weary travellers their thirst might quell. 
There graceful date-palms cast their cooling shade, 
Whose luscious fruits the climber's search repaid. 
. . . . . . Decades of years have fled, 

Ahmed and Omar numbered with the dead, 
And Omar's lofty dreams of good were vain, 
His failure writ in ruins on the plain. 
Not so when pilgrims visit Ahmed's well, 
For resting 'neath the palms, they grateful spell 
The cheering words cut in the rock, and say : 

" Allah be praised that Ahmed passed this way ! " 


Oh thou who standing at life's open gate 
Art filled with aspiration to be great, 
Inscribe thy name upon the hearts of men 
In helpful deeds, written thereon with pen 
Of love. Then shall thy grateful fellows say : 
" Thank God that such a man has passed this way ! " 

©rgantzatum (EhtBH 1904 

R. D. Dickson, President C. A. Cornelson, Vice-President 

L. W. White, Sec. and Treas. 

J. W. Currie, Historian 


"Tentare est valere." 

Blue and Gray 


Whoop-la ! Rah ! Sis, boom, bah ! 
Blue and Gray ! Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! 
Boomalaka, Boomalaka, Boomalaka, ho ! 
D. C. N. C. Nineteen Four ! 

irnttor (Elans loll 

Jar the irgrre of A. $. 

R. H.Adams - - Laurens, South Carolina 

w . W . Bain " Wade, North Carolina 

C L Black ---------- Davidson, North Carolina 

E.B.CARR ------ - - - - Sofe, North Carolina 

W.E.Cooper ------ - - " Hogansville, Georgia 

C. A. Cornelson - - - Orangeburg, South Carolina 

J. W.Currie - - - Davidson, North Carolina 

E.D.Dickson ----- Raeford, North Carolina 

W. H. DuBose ----------- Soochow, China 

P. S. Easley ------ - - Black Walnut, Virginia 

R. T. Gillespie, JR. - - - - Rock Hill, South Carolina 

J. F. Gorrell --------- Greensboro, North Carolina 

T.J.Hutchison - - - - - Rock Hill, South Carolina 

E D Kerr ----- Rankin, North Carolina 

R. G. McAliley Chester, South Carolina 

M. L. McKinnon - - - - - Hartsville, South Carolina 

J. W. McNeill Vass, North Carolina 

J.C.Rowan - - - " " Carthage, North Carolina 

H.W.Shannon ----- - - - Gastonia, North Carolina 

B. G. Team, JR. ------ Camden, South Carolina 

M.A.Thompson ----- Charlotte, North Carolina 

R. K. Timmons " " Columbia, South Carolina 

J. M. Watts - Fancy Hill, North Carolina 

L. W. White, Jr. Abbeville, South Carolina 

G. M. Wilcox ----- Elberton, Georgia 

2te thr Bcgrrr of S. S. 

J.A.Cannon ----- - Concord, North Carolina 

T. H. DeGraffenreid ----- - Chester, South Carolina 

J. S. Morse Abbeville, South Carolina 

T. B. PEIRCE ---------- Warsaw, North Carolina 

F K. SPRATT " Chester, South Carolina 

W. P. Sprunt - Wilmington, North Carolina 

N.T.Wagner - Asheville, North Carolina 


Sjtstanj of dlaBH 1904 

ON looking back over the past three years we are astounded at the 
rapidity with which this eventful time has flown. Yes, it is indeed 
true: "We spend our years as a tale that is told;" for it seems only 
yesterday that the class of Naught Four, fifty-six guileless youths, came up 
to drink from the far-famed fountain of learning. That fifty-six was a 
motley crowd. All sizes and shapes were in evidence; while seemingly not 
only different nationalities, from Jew to Chinaman, but various species of 
the animal kingdom, from a bull to a catfish, had also sent representatives. 
After rigid analysis it was impossible to determine to what genus one mem- 
ber of the band belonged; so he was duly labelled "Nihil." 

We finally got together, however, and organized with F. L. Black as 
supreme ruler. Everything considered, Naught Four progressed fairly well 
during the early part of her existence ; for she was, withal, a quiet kind 
and took what was coming with philosophic calmness. 

When the balmy days of Indian Summer were passed and November's 
chilling breezes had come, a rumor became rampant that first-year men were 
apt to experience doleful woes whenever the Snow God saw fit to visit the 
earth. What these calamities might be, did not at first transpire, but we 
were convinced that every means should be adopted to keep off the unwel- 
come guest. 

Late one evening in early winter the skies began to assume a suspiciously 
leaden hue. There was trouble in the camp ; for several upper-classmen 
had been observed to glance at the clouds, and then to go on their way 
"rejoicing as a strong man to run a race." By night-fall the wind had 
arisen, and as it swept through the dark and gloomy halls, along with it 
were borne strains of the old war chant: "You had better take him home 
before he dies." 

Then it was Peter, the great Hursey, stood up in his wrath and gathered 
together those of his beloved classmates who could be induced to assemble. 
Collecting around Peter, rightly named, for to his trembling comrades he 
seemed truly a rock in a weary land, we listened and heard from his pro- 
phetic lips that unless something were done there was going to be one of the 
biggest snow storms that had ever happened. 

Many were the wild suggestions made. One man proposed that we take 
refuge under the sheltering wing of Bill Joe, who it was argued would 
gladly shed many drops of precious gore in defense of the unfortunate ; 
another that we leave College and go home ; another that the whole crowd, 

with bag and baggage, light out for the city of Cornelius. But it remained 
for the prophet who had convoked the meeting to suggest what appeared 
to be the safest course. 

He said: "Let us pray." 

Many strong men have bowed in the agony of soul; many notable invo- 
cations have issued from mortal lips. Away back in the twilight of fable, 
fierce Hector, "the Tamer of Horses," and Chryses, the priest, as he 
"strolled in his sorrow along the shore of the sounding sea," both voiced 
petitions which have come down to us through all past generations. But no 
man ever sent forth, and no congregation ever heard a more fervent prayer 
than was delivered on that night. Deep, slow and solemn came at first our 
Peter's husky accents; but as the spirit moved more vigorously his voice 
increased in volume, while higher and shriller rose the heartfelt pleas. All 
stood enraptured with his eloquence. When he finished— through sheer lack 
of wind— though at first kneeling, he was on tiptoe upon the highest piece 
of furniture in the room, both arms stretched at full length toward the 
ceiling. To that last utterance: "If the clouds must fall tonight, O-o-o-h 
let it be rain!" all shouted with one accord: "Amen, amen, yes, let it be 

The next morning the snow was ten inches deep ; not dry, but damp 
snow; the kind out of which the hardest and roundest balls are made, balls 
that can be thrown with considerable accuracy. 

During these days many things happened to our notable class ; but 
events followed so rapidly that it was impossible to record them. We learned 
to move with unusual alacrity. McKinnon and Hutch developed strides that 
have been the envy of every class to this day. There was some talk of 
expelling Peter from our midst, but cooler heads prevailed and he was 
allowed to remain on certain conditions. 

After these stirring events, nothing out of the ordinary took place till 
the baseball fever began to rage. Naught Four raised a mighty team and 
went forth to battle on the diamond. Currie, the twirler, was put in the box, 
but he was soon disabled, and Smith, the swift downshooter, twirled in his 
stead. We won much glory, but with characteristic philanthropy allowed 
one of the other classes to win the cup. 

On the following September we assumed the name and propensities of 
Sophomores. Several worthy members failed to appear at the second matric- 
ulation, among them the renowned Hursey, who they say is now preaching 
in Texas. It is reported that he is doing excellent work, though some main- 
tain on good authority that he has departed from one of the time-honored 
church customs: the holding of mid-weekly prayer meetings. Why he is 
delinquent in this particular is a constant source of speculation. 

At the second election Joel, the Morseback, was chosen to succeed our 
former ruler who, having imbibed many copious draughts of wisdom, had 

left us to take charge of a large banking establishment. It was not till this 
year that Naught Four began to realize her own importance and power; but 
when she did there was ' 'something doing. ' ' To show her hardihood she 
tackled the great Ringtailed Roarer in his own den, and there amid the 
thundering crash of test-tubes and funk bottles, the sickening odor of brim- 
stone and scorching flesh, after a long and bloody struggle, she wrung from 
her enemy his recipe for making H 2 S. 

Justly proud of this victory we decided to have a banquet. Arrange- 
ments were accordingly made for a monstrous spread at the Sloan Hotel. 
It had been said by certain caluminators that Naught Four, although she 
had established a record for scholarship unsurpassed by all preceding classes, 
was, after all, a one-sided affair; for, being all brains and lacking in gastric 
capacity, she would be in a poor way to enjoy the good things of this life. 
This theory was completely overthrown on the night of the feast by one of 
the most brilliant achievements around the festive board that was ever 
attained at Davidson. Again in the Spring athletic contest this indomitable 
band was victorious. The order of march established during the memorable 
snow was maintained. 

This brings us down to the present age, in which, under the guidance 
of the dauntless Dickson, we have already begun to look forward to the time 
when, having exhausted the well of knowledge, we shall go forth to enlighten 
mankind in general. Indeed, so eager is Naught Four to serve suffering 
humanity that she decided to anticipate somewhat and, summoning the peo- 
ple on the 22d of last February, she interpreted the signs of the times and 
gave instructions as to the various ways in which our proud nation may 
become to the world a "thing of delight and joy forever." 

Let us henceforth continue to be strong, brave and vigilant ; for we 
believe that Naught Four, in the words of Rusty, the fire-spitter, has a 
mission to perform, a destiny to fulfill. 

(Organization (UlaBH of 1905 

T. K. Currie, President C. D. FORNEY, Vice-President 

W. T. Thompson, Sec'y and Treas. 

G. N. Butler, Historian 

"Facere sine jactantia" 

Purple and Gold 


Boo-la-ra ! Boo-la-ra ! Wah-hoo-wah ! 
Facere sine jactantia ; 
Purple and Gold, Kaka loo kive ! 
Vive la ! vive la ! nineteen five ! 

#npI)nmorr (Elass Snll 

3far tljr Irgrcc of A. ®. 

M. B. Abernethy ------..-. Croft, North Carolina 

D. A. Blue -------.... Antler, North Carolina 

G. N. Butler --------- Goldsboro, North Carolina 

J. N. Campbell Carthage, North Carolina 

J. B. Clark .......... Clarkton, North Carolina 

T. K. CURRIE - - Davidson, North Carolina 

C. D. Forney Morganton, North Carolina 

W. T. Gibson -------- Barium Springs, North Carolina 

M. M. Grey - Davidson, North Carolina 

A. R. Harrison ---...... Huntersville, North Carolina 

G. P. Hieleg -----.-.. Davidson, North Carolina 

J. H. Lowrance - - Mooresville, North Carolina 

J. A. Mawhinney ----- Marianna, Florida 

D. W. McIver Montgomery, Alabama 

J. A. McQueen Morven, North Carolina 

W. F. O'Kelley ------..... Conyers, Georgia 

G. L. Paddison - Wilmington, North Carolina 

W. W. Phillips --------... Orwood, Mississippi 

F. A. Rankin Davidson, North Carolina 

F. W. Rankin ----- Mooresville, North Carolina 

B. M. Rogers ------..... Graham, North Carolina 

A.W.Shaw Lumber Bridge, North Carolina 

N. S. Stirewalt --------- Davidson, North Carolina 

W. T. Thompson Washington, District of Columbia 

Asa Thurston Taylorsville, North Carolina 

S. C. Williams - ---... Mooresville, North Carolina 

3fat trff Ipgrrr of IB. g>. 
M. Berryhill --.--... . Lo do, North CaroHna 

E. Bruce --.... Toecoa, Georgia 

I. M. Craig Reidsville, North Carolina 

J. S. Guy ------.... Lowryville, South Carolina 

R. R. Hall - - - . Chester, South Carolina 

E. L. McCallie .... . . Chattanooga, Tennessee 

R. I. McDavid ----..... Woodville, South Carolina 

C. H. Peirce -----..... Wilmington, North Carolina 

J. P. Paisley .... Guilford, North Carolina 

G. A. Penick - - . Lynchburg, Virginia 

H - E - RuFF - - - . Rock Hill, South Carolina 

H. B. Smith Whitsett, North Carolina 

F. Tucker New Berne, North Carolina 

C. H. Weatherly - - Jamestown, North Carolina 

E. H. Yount Newton, North Carolina 

?Jft0torg of (Eta 19D5 

A (Ubaptrr 3From tJ)C " Sjiatorp. of tljt War Againat tljf Hinr ffigratda " 

AFTER a delightful truce of three months did the old warriors, who had 
formerly waged war against the Faculty, return to the Hill to renew 
the struggle for another nine months. The leaders of the different 
classes assembled their armies, encamped about the walls of Davidson, and 
thus addressed the hosts : "Ye all know that ere long we must get allies to 
assist us in our fight, for many men have we lost since last spring and vic- 
tory must be ours." 

So it happened that in the year 1901 a "fresh " army came against Dav- 
idson. Now must a chief be chosen who might lead this new array into 
battle. One dark night, at the appointed place, this chief was chosen ; 
neither lacked he courage, for this same night did he lead the warriors into 
the campus. A terrific war-cry rent the air, more terrible than the thunder of 
Zeus, but immediately did the besieged pour forth from the walls of the col- 
ege and the new-born heroes made a hasty retreat, each choosing his own course. 

But what need ,je there to describe this year of trouble, when so many 
fell in battle, when so many were drenched with great bags of water, thrown 
from the walls, when their blood-thirsty allies turned against them, and with 
leathern belts did wreak their vengeance upon the Freshmen for injuries 
which they themselves had received from their enemies. Why, then, do you 
wonder so great a part came not back this fall to renew this seemingly use- 
less struggle ? 

The war goes on and each day brings its trials and its joys. This year 
must a new leader again be chosen, so at the council was Currie, the wise and 
valiant, chosen to be over-lord of all the Sophomores, who should lead them 
in their exploits. 

Two days passed, and upon the third did the Sophomores march against 
Wooly. Chariots drawn with ponies did charge on him in front and in the 
rear, so that a great tumult ensued. Kindled was Wooly's wrath, and he 
turned and rushed into the conflict, swift as a race horse whirls a chariot 
across the plain. Terrible was his look as he waved aloft over his head the 
Latin text against which few could stand. On he rushed into battle, slaying 
as he went. Stirewalt would have met him, but that voice within spake : 
"Fight not with Wooly, lest he slay thee." Thereupon did Wooly rout the 
army, pursuing in all directions the fleeing hosts, neither did he cease to slay 
until they were without the doors of the Latin room. 

Thus spoke a learned man : "Surely it is madness that we strive not 
with Long John, for though his countenance be fierce, and though his head 


reacheth up into the clouds, yet he is not the mightiest nor the most valiant 
of the Faculty." But, lo ! when the hosts came against Long John did they 
find all the Nine Tyrants gathered together within and prepared for battle. 
This day were the Sophs not afraid, so they met their enemies man against 
man, while the weapons clashed with a great ringing sound. First, Long 
John sprang forward and the Faculty followed him with a great shout ; then 
came the Ringtail Roarer, with his H 2 S generator, from which the fumes 
escaped like a blast such as Zeus might send down from Ida into the plains 
to destroy the peoples of the earth. At last, Dickie, not valiant in arms but 
skilled in the arts of war, the most cunning of all, brought up the rear. 
Thereupon did the Sophs enter within, driving their enemies before them, 
while the walls were shaken to their very foundations by the shouts of vic- 
tory. No Professor held his ground. Tommy alone remained, who, being 
sore afraid, did cry to the gods for aid. Thus was the battle stopped and 
the Sophs retired to their rooms. 

Once only was the revenge due these merciless Tyrants taken upon the 
lesser allies, and that night was the silence broken by piercing shrieks that 
rent the air, while all the while the sound of paddles kept perfect time to 
the tune. 

Still do we besiege the Faculty ; still do we seek that blessed peace which 
never comes. Sometimes is a truce made, and then there is time for sport, 
but the truce does not last forever, and again must we plan a work in order 
that the next day we may either slay or be slain. ' ' The victory must be won 
by stratagem," says a seer. Now we will slay Wooly and Dickie, not with a 
wooden horse, but by means of a little claybank pony, and may we hope that 
some beautiful, warm spring day, when the cloud of war has rolled away, 
Project, with his allies, will lie slain, while '05 marches off victorious. 

A Janry. 

Little fairy 

Light and airy, 

Tell me now, I long to know : 

Do you think the flowers weep 

While we sleep — 

Is it tears that we call dew ? 

Then the fairy 

Light and airy, 

Whispered this, and called it true ! 

"No," she said, "while you are sleeping 

They're not weeping, 

Only bathing their sweet faces 

In the dew— 

That adorned with added graces 

They may greet their Lord anew, 

When Night's done !" O. H. 


(Fljp Mower of (ftafauiba 

[Written to his Sweetheart by Philo Henderson, Class '43.] 

Down in a fair, romantic vale 
Where willows weep, and to the gale 

Their sighing branches fling, 
A peerless flower unfolds its leaves 
When eve her mystic mantle weaves 

And twilight waves its wing. 

And never since that golden morn 
When earliest flowers of time were born 

'Neath Eden's cloudless sky, 
Has evening shed its weeping dew 
Or stars looked from their home of blue 

On one with it could vie. 

For that sweet flower the silent wave 
That weeps beneath the Indian's grave 

And echoes still his song, 
As it sweeps onward to the sea 
Pours strains of plaintive melody 

Its winding shores along. 

To it was at its natal hour, 

By her who reigns in Flora's bower 

Immortal beauty given ; 
And when from off its native shore 
It greets the evening star no more, 
Where Eden's sunny waters pour 

Twill fadeless bloom in heaven. 

(JDrgsmizattim of (Ulass 19110 

B. R. Smith ------ Asheville, North Carolina 

H. T. Mills ------ Greenville, South Carolina 

Secretary and Treasurer 
R. King - Summerville, Georgia 

E. W. Wood ------- Aiken, South Carolina 

Colors Motto 

Red and Gray Aut Viam Inveniemus Aut Faciemus 


Hurrah! Hurrah! Yazoo Ray! 
Yazoo! Razoo! Red and Gray! 
Whoop-la! Whoop-la! Rip-ra-rix! 
D. C. N. C. Nineteen Six! 

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3For % Srgrrt* of A. 2L 

Bailey, W. T., Greenwood, S. C. 
Black, W. E., Davidson, N. C. Brown, J. B., Charlotte, N. C. 

Carter, B. H., California Creek, N. C. 
Coleman, J. F., Soddy, Tenn. Denton, J. B., Dalton, Ga. 

Erwin, E. J., Morganton, N. C. 
Faison, Y. W., Charlotte, N. C. Gibson, J. L., Fancy Hill, N. C. 

Goforth, S. W., Spear, N. C. 
Greenlee, J. H., Marion, N. C. Hay, S. H., Liberty Hill, S. C. 

Hassell, A. P., Hickory, N. C. 
Henderson, E. H., Aiken, S. C. Irwin, H., Charlotte, N. C. 

Jackson, F. L., Gastonia, N. C. 
James, A. L., Laurinburg, N. C. James, H., Laurinburg, N. C. 

Johnson, W. D., St. Pauls, N. C. 
King, R., Summerville, Ga. Lacy, B. R., Raleigh, N. C. 

Mann, J. O., Barium Springs, N. C. 
McColl, W. E., Hasty, N. C. McKay, H. W., Mayesville, S. C. 

McKeithen, E. T., Aberdeen, N. C. 
Moore, J. L., Rock Hill, S. C. Moore, J. W., McConnellsville, S. C. 

Nicholson, W. A., Charlotte, N. C. 
Roseborough, J. W., Union Springs, Ala. Steele, L. A., Charlotte, N. C. 

Timmons, H. L., Columbia, S. C. 
Wilds, L. T., Columbia, S. C. Yeargan, C. B. ( Marcoot, Ala. 

Jffor tlje Spgrpp of U. 8. 

Adams, J. L., Asheville, N. C. 
Bonnoit, A. G., Darlington, S. C. Brown, P. R., Charlotte, N. C- 

Cranford, J. F., Davidson, N. C. 
Croswell, H. M., Wilmington, N. C. Dismukes, J. P., Acworth, Ga. 

Fetzer, W. M., Concord, N. C. 
Finley, E. G., North Wilkesboro, N. C. Harris, W. M., Jupiter, N. C. 

HILL, O. R., Davidson, N. C. 
Hough, J. C, Kershaw, S. C. Ives, M. B., Orlando, Fla. 

Lentz, C. M., Albemarle, N. C. 
McDonald, J. C, Hoods, N. C. Mills, H. T., Greenville, S. C. 

Morrow, E., Davidson, N. C. 
Richardson, H. S., Greensboro, N. C. Rozzelle, J. H., Cornelius, N. C. 

Savage, K. E., Norfolk, Va. 
Smallwood, R. F., New Berne, N. C. Smith, B. R., Asheville, N. C. 

Stearns, T., Asheville, N. C. 
Taylor, H. P., Winston-Salem, N. C. Torrance, H., Charlotte, N. C. 

VanLandingham, J. H., Charlotte, N. C. 

Williams, F. M., Phoenix, N. C. Wood, E. W., Aiken, S. C. 

Wilkes, F., Sylva, N. C. 


Anderson, T. P., Westminster, S. C. 

Baker, J. M., Fernandina, Fla. 

Henderson, D. S., Aiken, S. C. 

Sfiatanj nf tlj? QHuhh nf 190H 

SOME people have an idea that College life is the happiest and most 
pleasant period in one's life, but the Freshman's first impression of 
it is entirely different. It may be that Sophomores enjoy it, they 
certainly seem to. 

When we first arrived on "the hill" we were very innocent and rather 
trusting, which doesn't pay, for some people, you know, will take advantage 
of the innocence and truthfulness of others, which is wrong, I think. 

The first night after our arrival, some of our friends (?), the Sopho- 
mores, came around visiting, singing as they came their familiar old song: 
"Oh, you Fresh you had better lie low;" and this common epithet has been 
hurled at us ever since. Its rather tiresome, too, but maybe its edifying. 

The Sophs certainly seemed to be a fun-loving set of people, and great 
admirers of singing and dancing. Just as soon as they had gotten into the room 
they put one of the Freshmen on the table and requested him, in a rather 
threatening manner, to sing the laundry list, first to the tune of "Dixie," 
then "Home, Sweet Home," and so on. That night the laundry list was 
sung to more different tunes than any one set of words ever has been before. 
It may have been that the Sophs enjoyed all of that music, but the poor 
Freshmen that were singing certainly did not. Being aware that there were 
paddlers behind them serving in both a coaxing and stimulating manner, 
they would, indeed, be coaxed to proceed, and stimulated enough to keep 
their voices from failing them. They were also fond of dancing, as I said 
before, and so we had to serve them another course of amusement. It is 
rather embarrassing to get up before a crowd and jig the best you know 
how, and then have everybody laughing and yelling at you, especially when 
they are entire strangers to you. Some of us had not had much experience 
in dancing before we came, anyhow. However, we got our share of practice 
that night, and a great many of us have had some very good practice 
since then. 

There is another thing peculiar about the Sophomores, and that is that 
they didn't want us to organize. On the night of September 4th, 1902, 
Fresh could be seen slipping noiselessly over the campus towards one of the 
houses in Davidson. We met in a room on the second floor, to which we 
had ascended by a back stairway. We organized, and a little temporary 
yell: "Rah, Rah, Re ! Rah, Rah, Rix ! D. C, N. C, 1906 !" was composed 
by a committee that was appointed by the president pro-tern. When the 
meeting was over we all went out on the campus and gave our little yell, 

thinking that the Sophs were nowhere near, and that we could escape before 
they could get there, but before we could finish our yell there seemed to be 
enough Sophs there to put to route a dozen Fresh classes. Some of us escaped 
from the "wrath to come" by running to the woods, but others ran right 
into the hands of the Sophs, and without much thinking you could guess 
the source of the mournful wails that resounded all over the campus. 

The Sophomores, not being satisfied by the few they had caught that 
night, about a week afterwards made a midnight tour of our rooms, and 
before they finished every man had received his punishment and his coat 
of blacking. 

But at last the class of '06 was organized properly with B. R. Smith, 
president; H. T. Mills, vice-president ; Rob King, secretary and treasurer, 
and about seventy men on the roll. Then we went to work with a vim and 
determination to do, or be done, and many of us were done. We struggled 
manfully against the onslaughts of the professors, with a Freshman's green- 
ness, and some of us fell by the wayside, some battled against the over- 
whelming odds, and some rose to high honors. 

But the education obtained from our books, was not so valuable in our 
eyes as that obtained from the upper classmen. From them we learned all 
the essentials of true College spirit, and that nonchalance that characterizes 
a College-bred man. The Sophs coached us in the fine art of dancing, sing- 
ing, throwing water, blacking, etc. , the Juniors in indifference, and the 
Seniors in wisdom and dignity. 

"fttmng <Sm>n." 

The fields are bare, and Winter's chilling blast 
Has caused the tender flowers to fall and die ; 

The beauties of the Summer all are passed, 
The verdant grass no longer greets the eye. 

We need not mourn the loss of grass and flowers, 
Or grieve for beauty and for verdure gone— 

Their greenness and their beauty still are ours 
In Fresh that we may see both eve and morn. 


"Bouts nf Spring 

" Summer is coming ! Summer is coming !" 
All of the wild-wood tells it, — 
The bursting buds of the old oak trees, 
The fragrant breath of the fluttering breeze, 
The chattering brooks 
In moss-clad nooks; 
And the whispering fern-frond swells it. 

"Summer is coming! Summer is coming!" 

All of the meadow thrills it, — 

The buttercup wrapt in a golden gleam, 

The violet-cloud by the glancing stream, 

The dogwood bright 

With its robe of white ; 

And the lark's mad melody trills it. 

"Summer is coming! Summer is coming !" 
All of the sky proclaims it, — 
The tender blue with its shimmering glow, 
The wind-strewn midst like a web of snow, 
The rain-drop gay 
With a snared sun-ray ; 
And the glorious sunlight names it. 

"Summer is coming! Summer is coming!" 
And Love like a sea o'erflows it. 
Flower and bird and the heart of man, — 
Twas ever thus since time began, — 
Feel the mystic move 
Of wakening love; 
And all of the fair world knows it. 

— William Gilmer Perry 

iErbtral (UlaaB lireftorg 


John A. Brewin President 

C. A. Baird ------------- Vice-President 

J. Q. Myers . ---------- Secretary and Treasurer 

Red and White 


Mens Sana in corpore sano 


Contre coup! Mumps and Croup! 
Smallpox scar! Rah! Rah! Rah! 
Red and White on Rods and Cones! 
N. C. M. C. Skull and Bones! 

I. m. en. a. 

C. A. Baird President 

C. J. McCombs ----- Vice-President 

J. Q. Myers ---------- Secretary and Treasurer 


A. A. McFadyen Captain 

J. M. Boyce - Manager 

GJontmrnmttntJ JHaraljalH 

J. Q. Myers, Chief 

J. C. Dye 

T. K. Maryosip 

W. F. Smith 
H. E. Rome 

Mtbuvii flllaaa loll 


L. C. Adams, Jonesville, N. C. 
L. D. Allen, Thermal City, N. C. L. J. Arnold, Sanford, N. C. 

C. A. Baird, Christie, Va. 
A. M. Benton, Evergreen, N. C. A. E. Billings, Viands, N. C. 

J. F. Blake, Chadbourne, N. C. 
H. E. Bowman, Taylorsville, N. C. J. M. Boyce, Blacksburg, S. C. 

R. H. Bradford, Charlotte, N. C. 
J. A. Brewin, Boston, Mass. M. V. Burrus, Rockville, N. C. 

M. M. Caldwell, Concord, N. C. 
I. J. Campbell, Yorkville, S. C. L. J. Coppedge, Rockingham, N. C. 

N. P. Coppedge, Rockingham, N. C. 
W. N. Dalton, Winston, N. C. J. C. Dye, Fayetteville, N. C. 

B. O. Edwards, Laurel Springs, N. C. 
J. B. Elliott, Pineville, N. C. D. L. Faust, Liberty, N. C. 

D. S. George, Buck Shoals, N. C. 
P. B. Hall, Belmont, N. C. P. Hall, Reinhardt, N. C. 

J. H. Hardin, Sparta, N. C. 
T. Higgins, Ira, N. C. H. H. Hodgin, Red Springs, N. C. 

J. T. Justice, Jacksonville, N. C. 
Z. K. Justice, Hendersonville, N. C. T. G. Kell, Ardrey, N. C. 

J. F. Laton, Albemarle, N. C. 

J. J. Lott, Broxton, Ga. J. F. Martin, Fontville, N. C. 

Miss Mary Martin, Davidson, N. C. 


T. K. Maryosip, Kaordistan, Turkey C. J. McCombs, Mint Hill, N. C. 

T. M. McCoy, Huntersville, N. C. 
A. A. McDonald, Pinehurst, N. C. A. A. McFadygen, Raeford, N. C. 

D. C. McIntyre, Lumberton, N. C. 
C. E. McLean, Point, S. C. R. O. McLeod, McDonald, N. C. 

W. C. Mebane, Madison, N. C. 
H. M. Montgomery, Burlington, N. C. R. H. Morefield, Vade Mecum, N. C. 

J. Q. Myers, Ira, N. C. 
W. C. Owen, Fayetteville, N. C. P. G. Roberts, Oscar, Va. 

H. E. Rowe, Newton, N. C. 
H. C. Salmon, Buck Shoals, N. C. E. H. Sloop, Mooresville, N. C. 

W. F. Smith, Salisbury, N. C. 
J. J. Stewart, Newton, N. C. W. M. Strong, Charlotte, N. C. 

J. W. Summers, Asheville, N. C. 
S. F. TlLLOTSON, Ale, N. C. H. A. Varner, Mill Bridge, N. C. 

W. R. Wellborne, Wilkesboro, N. C. 

J. M. WELLS, Shelby, N. C. C. L. Wilson, Newton, N. C. 

J. I. Wilson, Caldwell, N. C. 

Taking His Meals Out. 

iHefrral (Eolbgr (Mntfcar 

1 Connective Tissue " 

September 4th. — N. C. M. C. opens for business. 

September 5th.— Dr. Maxwell posts a notice that he will meet the Histology 
Class at 11 o'clock. Fresh Blake sees the above notice and goes up and 
introduces himself. 

September 7th.— Fresh Blake (to a second-year man at bulletin board) 
"Here's a notice that Dr. Maxwell will meet the first-year Materia 
Medica Class at 10:10; I don't see any use in me going over, I've met 
him once." 

September 16th. —In consideration of the sum of 10 cents, Fresh Hardin 
swallows a fly with disastrous results to himself. 

September 17th.— Senior Class meet to elect class officers. Montgomery is 
nominated for historian, but begs to have his name withdrawn on the 
ground that he doesn't know much about history. Maybe he doesn't, 
but he looks otherwise. 

September 18th.— It is not Lot's wife, but Lot himself, who looks back 
this time, and old Bill Joe was the cause of it all. 

September 20th. —The mountain moss-backs from the State of Wilkes land 
on the hill, loaded for bear. One of this party had the misfortune of 
getting a sample bottle of moonshine dew drops smashed in his suit case, 
and it turned all his clothes green. 

October 9th.— Adams, the wild man from away back in the wilds of West- 
ern North Carolina, is found grazing on the campus. 

October 11th.— Dr. Martin (on Senior Chemistry) : "Mr. Burrus has not 
been on class for a week or more. Is he sick?" 
Myers— "No, Doctor, he has retired— I mean he has left College." 
Dr. Martin— "Town too hot for him, eh?" 
Myers— "No, but Dr. Martinis." 

October 16th.— Freshman: "Yes, I think every doctor ought to take a four 
year course. I expect to get a diplococcus here; pass the plank. Then 
I am going to take a post mortem degree at Johns Hopkins." 

October 21st. — Varner and a cold wave strike the hospital simultaneously. He 
adapts himself to the occasion though, and cuts ice till his barlow breaks. 

October 22d. — "Little Cop." takes a maximum dose of a certain drug in 
order to learn its physiological effects, and, as a result, paints his face 
and hands with tr. of iodine as an antidote. 

October 24th— Dr. Maxwell: "Mr. Elliott, what is the treatment for 
Gelsemium poisoning?" 
Elliott — "The first thing is to eliminate the stomach." 

November 8th.— Dr. Maxwell: "Mr. Hodgin, what is a dose of reduced iron?" 
Hodgin— "Two or three ounces." 

November 15th.— Morris writes a prescription for insomnia: 
B Sodii Bromidi, ) 
Caffeinae Citratae, \ ' 

M. et. ft. in. chart. No. 1. Sig. take at bed time. 

November 28th.— Celebration of football victories: "Torch-light proces- 
sion " by Student-body ; "Snake Dance " by Doctor Munroe. 

DECEMBER 10th.— McLean (out walking near convict camp) : "Is that the 
stockade ? " Hall (his room-mate) : "Yes ; don't you see the stock tied 
all around it ?" 

December 20th and 21st. — Meds. grinding for organic chemistry exam. 


December 23d.— Bill Joseph meets his organic chemistry class at Phillippi, 
and flings twenty-eight out of a class of thirty-four. The Meds. are so 
badly defeated that they decide to disband for the rest of the year, tho' 
some are not able to leave the Hill. 
January 8TH,'03-Meds. begin to drop on the Hill again, and the numerous 
"New Year's resolutions " take wings and fly. The climate here doesn't 
suit them very well. 
January 15th— Dr. Arch (on a professional call ) : "I have come to fix up 
my patient." 
Woman in charge— "Why doctor she is already fixed." 
Arch— "What do you mean ?" 
Woman — "She is dead, doctor." 
Arch— "Why, when did she die?" 
Woman— "Just after you left yesterday, doctor." 
January 31st.— Fresh, in literary college (seeing ad. for Blank's vaccine 
virus hanging against soda fountain at drug store) calls for "a glass of 
that new drink, vaccine virus." 
February 2d. —Bowman (dissecting): "This old man must have died of 

cholera infantum." 
February 3d. Dr. Munroe : "Mr. Caldwell, what suture material would 
you use in case of fractured patella ? " 
Morris : "I would use silk wire, doctor." 

February 4th.— Myers: "My system is chuck full of rheumatic diathesis." 

February 13th.— Big Coppedge and Medicine Case take in P. C. reception, 

tho' he shook his case for a few moments in order to show the young 

ladies how gracefully ( ?) he could climb a rope in the gym. Colonel was 

his only rival in this feat. 

February 16th— Senior Meds. all go to Charlotte 

hospital and take little Cop. along as mascot. 

March 2d— Young Lady (to whom Fresh. Blake 

chats his "no ma'ams" and "yes ma'ams. ") : 

"Mr. Blake, does your mother raise poultry ? " 

Mr. Blake: "No ma'am; she always plants 

lots of it, but the chickens scratch it up." 

March 14th— Dr. Houston : Mr. Blake, how is 

the circle of Willis formed ? " 

Mr. Blake (after drawing considerably on 

his ready knowledge of anatomy) : ' ' The 

names of those muscles have slipped my 

,, " Canine Fossa. 



March 15th. — Drs. Brewin and Stewart were called to the country to 
see a very sick patient, but in their hurry and excitement took the 
wrong road to diagnosis, and got lost. Dr. Wooten happened along at an 
opportune time and put them on the right way. They made some very 
important discoveries and are thinking of writing a new text book on 
"diseases of women." 

March 16th— Dalton's pants reach high-water mark, and its still raining. 
March 17th.— (St. Patrick's Day)— Eddie Bowman's wife buys him a new 

spring suit. 
March 18th — Dr. Munroe: "Mr. Strong, give me the morbid anatomy of 
simple endocarditis. ' ' 
Mr. Strong : ' ' We have a vegetable growth on the valves, doctor. ' ' 
Dr. Munroe : " What kind." 
Varner, (trying to help Strong out, whispers to him) ' ' Onions. ' ' 

March 19th. — Stewart loses his magnificent head of hair on a Flinch game, 
while his opponent only lost his head. 

March 20th— Hardin has a patient who has a case of sore eyes, and to use 
technical terms, he tells his patient he has hysterectomy, and prescribes 
as follows : R Rotten Apples Pk. i. 

Sig. Drop an apple into each eye every morning. 

March 21st. —Dr. Munroe (lecturing to Class on diseases of heart), "Now, 
gentlemen, listen to Mr. Stewart's heart here, and you will hear two 
distinct sounds, 'Lubb Dub. ' ' ' 

Jim looks at doctor and turns a beautiful scarlet color, as he thought 
his heart had betrayed him, and doctor said "love Dub." (His girl's 
name is Dubbie) . 
March 23d— Dr. Maxwell (quizzing Bacteriology Class) — "Mr. Arnold, 
what is the principal factor in the spread of the Bubonic plague?" 
Arnold— "Rats, Doctor." 

Dr. Maxwell — "In what countries is it most prevalent?" 
Arnold— "In China; and I don't recall whether the Japanese eat rats 
or not. ' ' 
March 24th.— Justice, J. T., says he is immune to beauty now, and is not 
afraid of contracting any beauty spots from Jim Stewart. 

March 26th.— Doctor Munroe wishes the hundredth time for some colored 
crayon. This time to draw the different coats of the eye. 

Jim Stewart grasps a bright idea from the ' 'rice joke, ' ' and dyes some 
white crayon various colors. 

March 27th.— Doctor Munroe (comes on physiology class early, as usual; 
spies a whole handful of colored crayon, and dances around like a little 
boy when he finds a rabbit-nest on Easter morning full of beautiful dyed 


eggs): "Well, gentlemen, since I have some colored crayon, I'll draw 
you all a picture of that eye we've been talking so much about. I usually 
draw the choroid coat with red chalk, but this purple piece here will 
answer the purpose, I guess." (Begins drawing, but the purple crayon 
makes a white mark). "Now I'll draw the Retina with yellow crayon, 
as yellow predominates in this coat. " (The yellow crayon leaves a white 
mark). "This whole thing looks white to me. " (Looks at his piece of 
yellow crayon). "But this is yellow crayon, sure." Jim chews the 
back off a seat to keep from "smiling out loud." 

March 28th. —Two Med. students go a little ways into the country to call, 
not thinking of the early hours country folk keep. Their knock was 
answered by a figure who resembled an ancient Grecian art statue with- 
out the grape leaves. "Who's there," this ghostly figure yelled. "A 

and M , of the Med. College, sir. ' ' ' 'Well , there's nobody sick here. ' ' 

The two students hesitated a moment, as the word for the occasion 
hadn't appeared yet. "Here, Fido," called the figure at the door, but 
the fleet Fido never did get within barking distance of the speedy 

A tya&n for tlyr $a&tr 

Photographer: "Mr. Caldwell, will you please stand just behind Mr. ." 

"Yes, sir; all right, sir," said Morris, as he moved in. 

(Ten seconds later) — "Mr. Caldwell, will you please move in just a little? 
The group will be more symmetrical." 

"Yes, sir; all right, sir." 

But when he pressed the bulb the immaculate whiteness of the little 
vest was cheerfully holding its own against the noonday sun. 


Intra -Umbraa 

I am one bound upon a large emprise, 

Too soon grown weary in the glorious quest ; 
Worn, faltering, weak, I sit me down to rest, 

My comrades pressing onward toward the prize. 

I wait alone, and watch with tired eyes 

The long light dies along the fading west, — 
Alone — the night — and I so weak ! The rest 

Fare toward the splendors of the eastern skies. 

Teach me, O God, that I may know aright ; 

This wondrous truth to my sad eyes disclose ! 

Naught in itself does man's high work avail ; 
Thy earth rolls ever toward the morning light ; 
And thy glad dawn shall come alike to those 
Who win in strength or do in weakness fail. 

— William Gilmer Perry 

Propi|?0g of (ElasB 1303 

WE had just finished studying our Materia Medica for next day, and 
"Little Un" said it was my time to take the drug under considera- 
tion. I didn't much like to try it, for the lesson was about Canna- 
bis Indica. I swallowed a large dose, however, and while under its powerful 
influence saw most wonderful things. 

I thought I had passed away and was laid out in state at the Medical 
College, but my spirit was present and knew all things, past and to come. I 
saw my classmates go by, one by one, taking a last look at my earthly form. 
Many of them were much changed, as by the ravages of time. I heard some 
of them say: "Why he looks just as he did when we graduated twenty 
years ago. " It was given my spirit to read on each of their faces what had 
happened to them, and I write it as best I can recall now in my returned 

Adams, having allowed his hair to grow long again, and having stained 
his integrement to the usual hue, migrated to the Indian Territory. He 
easily passed for a half-breed medicine man. He acquired a large estate and 
settled as a huntsman and fisherman, even wilder in appearance than when 
he emerged from wildest Carolina to study medicine. 

Boyce passed by before I could recognize him. No wonder, for he had 
shaved his upper lip and was no longer vain, and they said he had really 
studied medicine. A large city practice had come to him as a specialist on 
the face, complexion, etc. He had never married and was no longer a special 
admirer of the opposite sex— and only because he had fallen in love with his 

Little Coppedge, with a shaded spot on the top of his head, and wearing 
spectacles and a false mustache, practiced at Newton. At the age of forty 
he left off his glasses and was able to grow a natural mustache and have his 
trousers cut to fifty around the waist. With these accomplishments he, of 
course, became president of the Medical Department of Catawba College. 

Big Coppedge would have gone through life with credit to himself and 
his Alma Mater but for his addiction to doggerel writing. He wrote all his 
prescriptions in verse, and many of his patients died while he cudgelled his 
brains for rhyme. Others were poisoned because the pharmacist tried to 
make his grams correspond to Coppedge's meters. Only one was benefited. 
He was a poet suffering from melancholia. After reading our laureate's 
verse his discouragement vanished. 

George passed the board and arranged with a Methodist congregation to 
preach and practice for them. He was to receive a salary of $1,000 a year 
and $5 extra for each funeral service. It is said his congregation soon held 
a meeting on the other bank and decided to ask him to move over— they 
wanted him— but he declined their call and retired on his accumulated 

Hall became general practitioner in an agricultural community. He 
hung out a sign, " Sure Cures for Man and Beast, or No Pay. " This brought 
him success of such a degree as would be expected. 

Justice rose quickly as the world's leading specialist in oral surgery. He 
not only has made new teeth, but on one occasion put in a new tongue for his 
wife. She had worn out the original in persuading him to reduce his mus- 
tache so she could see to kiss him on the lips. 

Kell practiced for some time and finally decided to get rid of his cute lit- 
tle lisp. He had frenotomy performed very successfully. His flow of lan- 
guage was so increased that he must needs find vent for his eloquence. 
Naturally he turned to lecturing on temperance. 

McFadyen went to Patagonia as a medical missionary. There he organ- 
ized a college, and with it, of course, a crack football team. He brought his 
giant eleven back to America and gently wiped out his old grudge against 
Clemson 164 to 0. After he had defeated the principal Northern universities 
he celebrated their success too vigorously, and died a martyr to the cause of 
the great game. 

McLean, disgusted with medicine, made up his mind to go into the dry- 
goods business. He could then deal in calico all the time. 

Montgomery was elected Professor of Chemistry in Jefferson Medical 
College. While lecturing one day he was struck by a bottle of chemicals 

which fell from a high shelf behind him and broke over his head. The next 
morning he was surprised to find his scalp covered with ' ' hirsute super- 
abundance. ' ' On the strength of this miracle he puts out the advertisement: 

Dr. H. M. Montgomery's 
Great Discovery. 
Warranted to Grow New Hair 
On Any Bald Head on Earth. 

[N. B. Do not any longer imagine "There will be no more parting there " 
when you think of Montgomery's crown]. 

"3ht0t as £>omt aa GIljriBtmaa Cnmrs" 

llrarrrn lo tljr fflnnori! of tbr ffllaaB 
fflljirli 3M1 nil (iDrgaiitr Oiliruiiotry. ffiljriotmaii. 1302) 

Pa called me William Joseph, 

My sisters call me Will, 
But what my wife now calls me 

Is Joe — without the Bill. 
The students call me Doctor, 

(I'm a Ph. D., you know), 
But when I cannot hear them, 

They all say plain "Bill Joe. ' ' 

I love to umpire football games, I do my best by all the Sophs, 

For I know 'most every rule, Instruct them, one and all, 

I am chemistry professor But when the Christmas final comes 

And I am the Sunday School. 'Bout half of them must fall. 

Most all the time the whole year round ' T would not be right to let them think 

There are no flies on me, They know much chemistry, 

But just as soon as Christmas comes So just as soon as Christmas comes 

I'm mean as I can be. I'm mean as I can be. 

My Junior Qualitative Class, 

I work them hard as— well, 
'Twould do no good to tell you now 

Of just how many fell. 
It does them good to stand again, 

Makes them learn more, you see, 
So just as soon as Christmas comes 

I'm mean as I can be. 

But where I have my grandest fun 

Is with my Senior Class; 
In all that crowd of thirty-four 

Were six who got a pass; 
For at this season of the year 

The devil gets in me, 
And just as soon as Christmas comes 

I'm mean as I can be. 

ii>tatt0tir0 of il^tral QHubh for (Jirips nnb (ErankH 


Please answer all questions accurately and conscientiously. 

Averages counted. 

Age, 24. Height, 5-10J. Weight, 156.6. Hat, 7J. Size shoe, 7.1. 

Smoke, 67 per cent. Chew, 43 per cent. Drink intoxicants, 33 per cent. 

Use profanity, 47 per cent; Wear glasses 7 per cent. 

Yearly expenses, $286.00. Time of retiring, 11:30. 

Number of books read this year, 7. 

Ever been engaged, 50 per cent. 

Favorite study, Surgery and Practice. 

Most boring study, Anatomy. 

Favorite style of Literature, Fiction. 

Favorite author, Hope and Johnston. 

Favorite Professor, Munroe. 
Ugliest man, Arnold 
Wittiest man, Kell 
Biggest loafer, Brewin 
Laziest man, Faust 
Most influential man, McFayden 
Best man morally, McFayden and Miss 

Best football player, Caldwell 
Biggest lady-killer, Varner 
Most in love, Edwards and Justice 
Greatest bore, Blake 
Biggest liar, Blake 

Number of hours spent daily in study, 6.6 

Number of hours spent in recreation, 3. 

Biggest Eater: at Brady's, Percy Hall; Medical Club, Stewart, Simon and 

Dalton; Sloan's, Baird; Students' Home, Arnold; Orrs', Big Coppedge. 

Greenest man, Edwards 

Most boastful man, Summers 

Cheekiest man, Summers 

Most popular man, Caldwell 

Most intellectual man, Bowman 

Best all-'round athlete, Caldwell 

Best baseball player, Rowe 

Biggest wire-puller, Brewin 

Most conceited, Edwards 

Handsomest man, Sloop 

Hardest student, Billings and Maryosip 

Best writer, Bowman 


Oh amber moon with the jeweled sheen, 

Shine down on the lake where my light bark lies; 

Where the willows weep and the brown reeds sleep, 

Shine down, oh moon, with the opal eyes. 

Oh, radiant moon with the mystic light, 

Beg of the waves, as you kiss them tonight 

To use their art on my lady's heart ; 

For 'tis hard, oh moon. 

Oh amber moon with the jeweled sheen, 
Waken the nightingale where e're he sleeps, 
And bid him to sing me a lay that will bring me 
Her whom I long for, for whom my heart weeps. 
Oh lady moon, with the lustrous glow, 
Bid the soft winds as they come and go, 
To tell her I long for her, to sigh me a song for her. 
Bid the winds go, oh moon, soften her heart. 

A. P. McC. 



&tgma Alpha lEpBtUm 

Founded 1X56 

North (Earnlma alirta 

Established tSSS 

Colors : Old Gold and Royal Purple 

Fratres in Faculi 
Professor John L. Douglas 

Dr. J. P. M' 

Dr. James M. Douglas 

Professor Archibald Currie 

(Thautrr lull 

J. H. McLell* . Mooresville, N. C. 

A. L. Mills, '03 - Greenville, S. C. 
C. A. Cornelson, '04 - Orangeburg, S. C. 
J. W. CURRIE, '04 - Davidson, N. C. 

R. G. McAliley, '04 - - - Chester, S. C. 

M. L. McKlNNON, '04, - Hartsville, S. C. 

J. S. Morse. '04 - - Abbeville, S. C. 

B. G. Team, '04 - - Camden, S. C. 
T. K. Currie, I Davidson, N. C. 
E. L. McCallie, '05 - - - Chattanooga, Tenn. 
J. B. Brown, '06 - Charlotte, N. C. 
H. M. CROSSWEl i Wilmington, N. C. 
E. J. Ekwin, '06 - - - Morganton, N. C. 
Y. W. Faison. '06 - - - Charlotte, N. C. 
H. James, '06 - - - - Laurinburg, N. C. 
A. L. James. 'OB - - - Laurinburg, N. C. 
H. T. Mills, '06 - - - - - Greenville, S. C. 

R. A. Steele, '06 - Charlotte, N. C. 

J. H. Van Landingham, '06 - - Charlotte, N. C. 


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Established in 1833 as Phi of Beta Theta Pi: Re-established in 1S:U as Swjrd and Shield Chapter of Mystic Seven 
Uniled with Beta Theta Pi in 1889, Becoming Phi Alpha. 

Frater in Facilitate, 

William Joseph Martin, M. D., Ph. D. 

Frater in Urbe, 

James Pleasant Matheson, M. D. 


William Waddi l Ai b .wood Robert Dale Daffin, Jr. 

William Holt Kirkpatrick 


Joseph Archibald Cannon Warned Harrington DuBose 

Thomas Buckner Peirce, Jr. Matthew Astor Thompson 

Edwin Bruce Irwin Montgomery Craig 

Robert Rufner Hall Dudley William McIver 

Christopher Hill Peiri ; Frederick Wharton Rankin 

Benjamin Franklin Wyman 
Henderson Irwin Marion Britt Ives 

Edward Henry Hendsrson Edgar LeRoy Rankin 

William Elliot Wood 

Colors : Pink and Blue Flower : Rose 

Active Chapters : Sixty-Five Alumni Chapters : Fifty 

Beta Theta Pi Fraternity 

$t SCappa Alyha Jffratmutg 

Irla (JUiaptcr 

Established 1SSS Re-Established tSSi 

Colors : Old Gold and Garnet Lily-of-the-Valley. 

Fratres in Urbe 

K. H. Lafferty P. a. Stough 


Wm. Sanford Patterson, '03 - - Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Robert Hammond Adams, '04 - - - - Laurens, S. C. 

Richard T. Gillespie, Jr.. '04 - Rock Hill, S. C. 

Natt Taylor Wagner, '04 Asheville, N. C. 

Geo. Marshall Wilcox '04 - Elberton, Ga. 

James Bayard Clark, '05 - - Clarkton, N. C. 

Raven I. McDavid, '05 - Pelzer, S. C. 

Giles Albert Penick, '05 - Lynchburg, Va. 

James M. Baker, '0G ----- - Fernandina, Fla. 

Joe Barrett Denton, '06 - - Dalton, Ga. 

Robert King, '06 Summerville, Ga. 

J. Leon Moore, '06 ---------- Rock Hill, S. C. 

Thos. Peden Anderson, '06 -------- Westminster, S. C. 

Medical < 'ollege 

William N. Dalton, '04 -------- Winston-Salem, N. C. 

1865 - 1902 

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Colors : Crimson and Old Gold 

Frater in Facilitate: 
Thomas Perrin Harrison, Ph. D. 


Thomas Peck Sprunt -------- - Charleston, S. C. 

Francis Mitchell Rogers Winton-Salem, N. C. 

Henry Alan Johnston - Norfolk, Va. 

Robert Simpson Johnston ---------- Norfolk, Va. 


Thomas Johnston Hutchison ------- Rock Hill, S. C. 

Frank Killian Spratt Chaster, S. C. 


William Francis O'Kelley - Conyers, Ga. 


Kemp Elliott Savage - - Norfolk, Va. 

Benjamin Rice Lacy, Jr. - Raleigh, N. C. 

Henry Porterfield Taylor - - Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Hugh Torrence - - - Charlotte, N. C. 

Bernard Reid Smith - Asheville, N. C. 

John Watt - Thomasville, Ga. 

Charlie Hansell Watt Thomasville, Ga. 

Louis Trezevant Wilds, Jr. -------- Columbia, S. C 

Kappa Alpha Fraternity 

jKapjm Sigma 

ilrlta UHtaptcr 

( Established 1SS0) 

Colors : Scarlet, White, and Emerald Green 


Joel Smith Bailey - - Greenwood, S. C. 

Wilson Plumer Mills - ------- Camden, S. C. 


Tscharner Harrington DeGraffenreid - - Yorkville, S. C. 

John Frank Gorrell ---------- Greensboro, N. C. 


Henry Elliotte Ruff - - Rocl< Hill > s - c - 

Augustus Worth Shaw - - Lumber Bridge, N. C. 

William Taliaferro Thompson ----- - - Washington, D. C. 


Willie Tarrant Bailey - Greenwood, S. C. 

Willy McKinnon Fetzer --------- Concord, N. C. 

Edward Gordon Finley - - - North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Daniel Sullivan Henderson - Aiken, S. C. 

John Columbus McDonald Charlotte, N. C. 

Hamilton Witherspoon McKay -------- Mayesville, S. C. 

John Walker Moore ------- - McConnellsville, S. C. 

Henry Smith Richardson --------- Greensboro, N. C. 

Robert Fleet Smallwood --------- Newberne, N. C. 

Medical College 

Milton Morris Caldwell --------- Concord, N. C. 

John Calvin Dye - - Fayetteville, N. C. 

Frater in Urbe 

Charles Lester Gray Davidson, N. C 




I say ! Have a look ! Have a look ! We have 'em here ! It is free in 
the lobby ! So walk up close, ladies and gentlemen, inspect the paintings, 
and listen while I expatiate for a moment on the most stupendous aggre- 
gation of modern mobilized monstrosities ever brought together under one 
canvas. Neither time, expense, talent, nor profanity have been spared in 
making this the most highly instructive, ennobling, elevating, classical and 
amusing conglomeration of curios ever displayed to the admiring gaze of 
the American public. 

First direct your orbs of vision toward John, the Long Boy. Inspect him 
closely from garret to cellar. He stands three metres, six decimetres, thirty- 
six centimetres, and .00000339586 2-3 milimetres in height and never had 
on a sock in his life. He is also a lightning calculator. He can solve and 
give a lucid explanation of the most intricate problems, which either the 
audience or myself may choose to propound. Had this prodigious species 
of humanity existed in Biblical times, the tower of Babel would never have 
entered the minds of the aspiring ancients. 

Next let your enchanted gaze rest upon Dandy Jim, the fat boy. He 
weighs 850 pounds gross. You will scarcely believe me, ladies and gentle- 
man, when I tell you that this unwieldly mass of humanity is of the same 
genus as the long boy. In him we see the most gratifying results of sys- 
tematic grooming and feeding. We found this man in Chester county where 
he was receiving a fabulous salary simply for showing to the innocent rustics 
why "Schlitz beer made Milwaukee famous." 

Next let us glance for a minute at Wooly, the Wild Man. This wonder- 
ful specimen was captured in the depths of the Dismal Swamp, feeding on 
roots and herbs, barks and gums. He speaks an unknown and incoherent 
tongue. By careful training and incessant labor we have at last succeeded 
in teaching him to utter a few strange grunts which faintly resemble the 
"woof ! woof !" of the Razor Back. Look at him ! Behold him ! His face 
has never been touched by a razor. See how he grapples the bars in his 
frantic efforts to escape. A look at this animal alone is worth the cost of 
a ticket. 



Look you now at Bill Joe, the Roaring Snake Eater ! He bites 'em in 
pieces and chews 'em up alive. While he is by no means a human, we cap- 
tured him solely on account of his serpent-swallowing propensities. Look 
at him ! He roars like a furnace. Examine closely the bellows or accordeon 
construction of his body, and you will see the secret of this fiendish uproar 
which he constantly creates. He consumes the most concentrated acids in 
enormous quantities, which generate the powerful and deadly gases that 
ever flow from his mouth and nostrils. 

That half-human, half-ape form you see there is Little Dickey, the Miss- 
ing Link. He was discovered in the heart of Africa, where, with his caudal 
appendage clasped tightly around a volume of Plato, he was harranguing the 
highly amused cannibals in classic Greek (Attic form). 

Look at Brewin, the Strong Man — the Human Bear ; positively the 
strongest man in existence. He's the modern Sampson. This prodigy, in a 
fit of anger, once tore out the massive pillars of Davidson College and used 
them as weapons of defense against nine of his fellowmen. He acquired 
his wonderful power by driving a team of eleven monsters of like genus 
harnessed to a coach. 

That sorrowful looking spectacle painted there upon the canvas is 
Tommy, the Dessicated Man. He was found in the catacombs of Egypt, 
living on mummies and old parchments. Owing to a lack of such diet in this 
country, we feed him on asparagus and dried grass. Look at him, people ! 
See the pained expression on his face. He longs to return to his former 
haunts. This specimen has been examined by the highest medical authori- 
ties in the world, who state that he is in the last stages of ossification. 
Judging from the luscious softness of his mouth, he has not always been in 
this condition. He is the remains of a scholar who became entangled in the 
catacombs while searching for a hidden word. 

But you ask: ' ' What means the portrait of this old and civilized looking 
gentleman here on my left? Certainly he does not belong in the same class 
with those painted here on the canvas." This is Dr. J. B. Shearer, and it is 
owing to his untiring energy and piercing foresight that this wonderful and 
unparalleled collection has been brought together. Had this duty been 
allotted to any other man living, not excepting myself. The Davidson Side 
Show would still be entangled in the woods of Utopia. 

Come up now, ladies and gentlemen, and buy your tickets to this mar- 
vellous show. We make the nominal charge of ten cents. This wonderful 
performance is given to advertise our methods. For nine months of the 
year these prodigies are quartered within the confines of Davidson College, 
where the youth of the South may study their ways and manners. A copy 
of the Bulletin will be presented to every purchaser of a ticket to this show. 
The little booklet tells you all about it. Come up and see for yourself. Only 
a dime— ten cents ! 

N. B. -The above is a truthful portrayal of Dr. H. L. Smith at one of his summer 
lectures, when canvasing for students and expatiating- on the Faculty of Davidson College. 

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First Term 


J. C. Rowan 

C. D. Forney 

H. H. Caldwell 

Second Term 

P. P. Brown 

H. W. Shannon 

H. B. Smith 

A. R. McQueen 

Third Term 

H. H. Caldwell 

R. D. Dickson 

A. W. Shaw 


Fourth Term 

A. R. McQueen 

P. S. Easley 

W. T. Gibson 

P. P. Brown 

3lwfitrtary (Bommittrr 

First Term 

Second Term 

Third Term 

J. C. Rowan 

H. W. Shannon 

R. D. Dickson 

H. A. Knox 

H. E. McMurray 

W. W. Arrowood 

H. E. McMurray 

H. A. Knox 

W. S. Patterson 

J. F. Gorrell 

H. G. McDowell 

J. H. McLelland 

H. W. Shannon 

J. M. Watts 

J. W. McNeill 

S. C. Williams 

T. K. Currie 

C. D. Forney 

P. P. Brown, Chairman 

H. H. Caldwell, Chairman 
J. W. McNeil, Treasurer 

iFittanre (Committer 

J. W. Currie 

Abururr (Committer 

H. F. Beaty 

A. Thurston, Secretary 

R. D. DICKSON, Secretary 
H. A. Knox, Janitor 


E'en as two harps, entuned together, swell as one 

In some sweet song of love or heavenly orison, 
And not till this shall hush its quivering strings 
The harper feels the broken chords of that alone. 

So, love, our lives had been together so complete, 

And heart so answered heart again in concord sweet, 

I scarcely knew I loved thee, dear, until 

The day that we had parted never more to meet. 

And as the shell is dumb upon the ocean's floor, 

Yet when, an exile, it shall know the deeps no more, 
It finds a voice — and 'mid the busy world 

To listening ears it sings the far-off ocean's roar. 

So, love, as long as summer skies bent over me, 
As long as life was perfect but to be with thee, 

My heart was dumb, but now it fain would sing 
Its love, and soothe this parting grief in melody. 

QDfera anh (EommtttrcH of tljr Hixwm&m Bomty 


First Term 
President— R. D. Daffin 
Vice-President— L. W. White 
Secretary— W. F. O'Kelly 
Reviewer— H. A. Johnston 

Second Term 
President— W. M. DUNN 
Vice-President— R. T. GlLLESPIE.jR. 
Secretary— W. T. Thompson 
Reviewer— W. P. Mills 

TTiird Term 
President— W . P. Mills 
Vice-President— C. A. Cornelson 
Secretary— D. W. MclVER 
Reviewer— R. D. Daffin 


T. P. Sprunt, Chairman 

W. H. DuBose 

R. I. McDavid, Secretary 

Query Committee 

W. M. DUNN, Chairman 

C. A. Cornelson 

B. F. Wyman, Secretary 

J. S. Bailey, Chairman 

L. W. White 

W. T. Thompson, Secretary 

Absence Committee 

J. L. Anderson, Chairman 

W. H. DuBose 

W. T. Thompson, Secretary 

R. S. Johnston, Chairman T. P. Sprunt, Chairman 

J. S. Morse E. D. Kerr 

D. W. McIver, Secretary W. F. O'Kelley, Secretary 

•jjjprmatumt (Emnmittpra 

H. A. Johnston, Chairman R. D. Daffin 

W. M. Dunn, Chairman R. K. Timmons 

R. K. Timmons 

L. W. White, Secretary 

J. A. Mawhinney, Secretary 

W. E. Cooper 

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Sleep, my darling, sleep! 

Stars begin to peep — 
My baby's eyes are bright by day 
But night will steal their gleam away 
To light the stars up in the skies— 
For stars are only angel-eyes 

That watch our sleep. 

Sleep, my darling, sleep! 

Slumber, slumber deep! 
The evening star shines in the west; 
The tired sun has gone to rest; 
The little bird has ceased to sing, 
And tucked its head beneath its wing 

And gone to sleep. 

Sleep, my darling, sleep! 

Bright in heaven's deep 
The moon rides in its silver boat; 
And fairies drive the clouds that float 
Between the sky and earth below — 
Each cloud with brightest dreams aglow 

For baby's sleep. 

Sleep, my darling, sleep! 

Angels watches keep, 
Bright angels hover 'round thy bed 
To guard my baby's weary head; 
And they will keep thee till the skies 
Shall brighten with the new sunrise 

And wake thy sleep. 




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( With apologies to Billy Cowper.) 

Sir Long John was a hunter bold 

Well known to every one; 
A Math. Professor eke was he 

Of famous Davidson. 

One day when he had measured out 

With no begrudging hand 
Zeroes to all of those who chanced 

Before his boards to stand, 

He said, "Behold I will go forth 

And bag a load of game ;" 
Thinking the birds as Fresh would fall 

Before his deadly aim. 

But still it seemed, in spite of noise 
And use of strongest words, 

That God was very merciful 
Unto the helpless birds. 

For when the evening sun was low, 
And towards his home he pressed. 

Three sparrow birds and one blue jay 
Were all that he possessed. 

And as he trudged the dusty road, 

His pointer by his side, 
A lad on horseback him o'ertook 

And offered him a ride. 

Long John refused until he thought 
That both the nag might ride, 

And then he threw one leg on high 
And found himself astride. 

At first the wondrous legs of John 
Did drag upon the ground, 

Until at last by struggling hard 
The stirrups he had found. 

And now his knees above his head 

Stuck high into the air. 
To see the figure that he cut 

Struck terror in the mare. 

For when she once did glance around 

And see this awful sight, 
With mighty snort, and tail on high 

She started on her flight. 

Long John began to rise and fall ; 

Fast to him swung the lad, 
His gun which hung around his neck 

Did lam him o'er the head. 

"Cosines and secants," roared Long John, 

As faster grew the race, 
"I would that my hypotenuse 

Were joined unto the base." 

So stooping down, as needs he must 

Who cannot sit upright, 
He grasped the neck with both his hands 

And eke with all his might. 

And as they sped along the way 
Wild creatures great and small 

The mighty hunter watched, to see 
What fate would him befall. 

And when they came into the town 

The mare still faster flew ; 
Long John hugged tighter 'round her neck 

If such thing could be true. 

The dogs did bark, the children screamed 

Up flew the windows all ; 
And every soul cried out, well done, 

As loud as he could bawl. 

Thus thro' the town they made their way 

The lad and Sir Long John, 
The mare ne'er stopped until she came 

Into her master's barn. 

Still Long John's arms around her neck 
Were locked in fond embrace, 

And no small work there was required 
To loose them from their place. 

And when he did unfold himself, 

He walked out of the barn 
And said, to ease his wounded pride, 
"Well, I don't give a darn." 

That night in bed he had a dream, 

A horrible night-mare. 
He saw the birds he'd killed that day 

Were hovering in the air. 

And after circling 'round his bed 
They perched upon the posts— 

Three sparrow birds and one blue jay- 
Around his bed four ghosts. 

Now let us sing long live the king, 
And Long John, long live he, 

And when he next doth ride abroad 
May we be there to see. 

An GMo Mvlh'b fttbm? 

Softly fall the shades of evening 'round the earth at daylight's close, 
Softer than the tinted petals falling from the shattered rose. 

Pearly white, in moon-beams sparkling, dew-drops gem each blade and flower, 
And the twilight comes when daylight darkens into Memory's hour. 

Through the shadows slowly pulsing — shadows full of mysteries — 
Sounds some careless fiddler playing snatches of old melodies. 

Shadows vanish — time flies back until I am a youth again, 
She so fair beside me there, is singing that old favorite strain. 

But an instant ; then the darkness closes 'round this memory — 
Cruel strain to call again that night she sang her love to me. 

Suuplrmrnt to Balnuatm ffollrgr Sullrtin &prirB 11, No. 1 

a Nnti ^titbntt j§>lioittfi Irtng 
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IT is indeed an occasion of great lamentation that there is such a woeful lack of knowl- 
edge as to the articles which should compose the outfit of a student about to enter 
college. This fact was most vividly impressed on our minds as we stood around the 
train last fall, and with tearful eyes saw Fresh after Fresh deposit himself on the 
ground, each having, as his complete outfit, an oil can in one hand, a piece of crockery in 
the other, and a plated teaspoon in his mouth. Moreover, a careful examination revealed 
the astounding fact that not one of them had brought a bottle of mucilage or a cake of soap! 

For the benefit of suffering humanity, and in order to remedy this disastrous state of 
affairs and to answer the multitude of inquiries from anxious parents, a committee was 
appointed to make out a careful list of articles which are henceforth to compose the outfit. 
We publish below the report of the committee, which we are sure will prove a veritable 
godsend to many in immediate need of it, and to millions yet unborn: 

"We, the Committee on Student's Outfits, having remained in session for seven days 
and six nights without intermission, and having, with due deliberation and great mental 
anguish, weighed, debated and discussed each item and section, have agreed upon the fol- 
lowing report, which we do hereby submit: 

" If there is one article in the student's whole outfit that takes predominance over all 
others, that article is a bottle of mucilage. The student who brings this will have his stick- 
ing qualities so encouraged that he will be very likely to complete his college course. 

" Among articles of apparel we mention, one knock-about for general uses, and 
one double-barrel behavior coat for general disuse, in which the student may dike himself 
out when attending the many social functions which our village furnishes. 

" In fitting out one's room only a few articles are essential, viz: A calendar, fire tongs, 
pipe and tobacco jar; a bed, table, wash-stand and bureau are desirable, but are considered 
extravagant luxuries by the more thrifty students. Mattresses which have been in constant 
service since the college was founded can be purchased at a nominal price from the Bursar. 
(These mattresses are guaranteed absolutely chinch proof). No lamps are needed, as by 
next year the college will be brilliantly illuminated by a magnificent electric plant, which 
our enterprising President has ordered from his castles in Spain. Three articles, which are 
indispensable to the student's long life and prosperity, are a beef maul, a set of chilled 
steel teeth, and a galvanized digestive apparatus. It is well for a new man to be prepared 
for any emergency, so we would advise that he bring a small medicine chest containing: 
Barker's Nerve and Bone Liniment, for cuts and bruises; onedozen Mellin's Food, Castoria, 
Soothing Syrup, Paragoric and Peruna, also a rattle and teething ring, rubber nipple and 

" Books, except in a few rare cases, are entirely unnecessary. Only the slovenly allow 
them to mar the beauty of their rooms. Those who contemplate taking an A. M. 
course under Prof. Currie, however, would do well to bring a few choice books with them. 

To assist such students we append the following list: 'Mother Goose Melodies,' 
the Woods,' 'Innocence Abroad,' ' Bunyan's Pilgrim Progress,' Dooley's Theory of the 
Flood, ' ' George Ade On a College Education, ' ' What to Do in Case of Drowning, ' Henbear- 
ing's Three Methods of Computing the Age of an Egg,' 'A Digest of Embalmed Beef.' A 
more complete list of necessary publications may be had of Hines and Noble, or his local 
agent, W. R. Grey. 

"If the student has any athletic proclivities we would earnestly advise that he bring One 
Modern Gymnasium, with Bath Room attached; or if this is impracticable, at least a kettle 
of hot water, as the Improved Hot Water System lately installed has occasionally been 
found inadequate. Also one tennis court, as the seventeen located here on the campus 
remain in constant use. 

' ' And last, but by no means least, we would impress on each new man the necessity 
of providing himself with a Medical Attendant, as the one furnished by the college is kept 
busy organizing Banks, Hospitals, Cotton Mills and other Infant Industries. ' ' 

(With apologies to the Prince of Denmark) 

To rise, or not to rise — that is the question; 

Whether 'tis nobler in the bed to lie 

And take demerits from that monitor, 

Or to jump out on this frozen floor, to dress 

And go to prayers? To lie, to sleep 

Some more; and, by a sleep, to say we hear 

No more the thousand unnatural shocks 

Of that infernal bell; 'tis a consummation 

Devoutly to be wish'd. To lie, to sleep, 

To rest! perchance in peace— ah! there's the rub; 

For in that sleep what harmful marks may come, 

While I am rolled in blankets good and warm, 

Must give me pause; there's the respect 

That makes calamity of college life; 

For who would bear the lengthy pleas of Puss, 

The choir's discordant chant, Paul Peter's piercing shriek, 


The pangs of Yeargan's tenor, Mawhinney 's saintly snort, 

The siren notes of far-famed Boston's 

Tuneful bard, and the untold yearnings 

That impatient appetite for beefsteak has, 

When he himself might his quietus take 

Here in the bed? Who would Dickie bear 

To groan and sweat 'neath his outlandish " Dorch, " 

But that the dread of something under sixty, 

That awful mark, below whose bound 

No youth can ere go through, puzzles the will, 

And makes us all endure bland Tommy's drouth, 

The polished English of great Dandy Jim, 

And plagues of other freaks of whom we dare 

Not speak. Thus grades make cowards of us all ; 

And thus an honest nap of early morn 

Is broken up with clashing peal of bells; 

And dreams and visions of great pitch and moment, 

With this regard, their currents turn awry, 

And take on horrid shape— soft you now! 

The ringing's ceased — Puss in thy prayers 

Be all my sins remembered. 


Attjbitr AsBflriatum 

William Holt Kirkpatrick, 
Thomas Johnston Hutchison, 
Thomas King Currie, 


- Vice-President 

Secretary and Treasurer 

lExrruttur (Enutnttttw 

R. D. Daffin, '03. R. S. Johnston, '03. 

G. M. Wilcox, '04. M. A. Thompson, '04 

W. T. Gibson, '05. L M. Craig, '05. 

W. M. Fetzer, '06. 

W. T. Bailey, '06. * 

• see above. 




A Irmtmr of ifjr $aaJ — A (glanrr Ilntn tljp ifaiturr 

WE feel that a retrospect of athletics since our entrance into the inter- 
collegiate arena will not only be of interest to all graduates, 
students and sympathizers, but tend to show our gradual advance- 
ment in all forms of manly exercise since our first bow to the world of sport. 
While athletic contests were always approved of by members of the 
Faculty, and the students were accustomed to indulge in whatever form of 
exercise their fancy tended, still a concerted effort to enter into friendly 
rivalry with our neighboring colleges was not undertaken until the fall of 
'97. Then, through the instrumentality of Dr. Martin, whose untiring 
efforts in our behalf are ever appreciated, we played what was really our first 
intercollegiate game, against the University of this State, in Charlotte. 
Great apprehension was indulged in as to the outcome of this contest, on 
account of our youthfulness in the sport and supposed lack of knowledge of 
the finer points of the game. But after the first charge of battle, when we 
had overcome the beginner's stage fright, no fear for our representatives 


was felt. Like old-timers they sailed into the thick of the contest and fought 
their opponents in a determined fashion. When the smoke of battle had 
cleared, although defeated, we felt a great pride in the outcome of the con- 
test, as that year the University had one of the best teams in her history. 
The score was 10 to 0. Shortly after we had won our spurs against the Uni- 
versity, we lined up with the University of South Carolina and came off 
victorious to the tune of 6—0 

This ended our first season, and in the fall of '98 our opponents were the 
same as in the previous year. The result of the contests were about the 
same; the University of North Carolina defeating us 11—0 and we again 
defeated South Carolina 5—0. 

One of the University men was heard to remark after the contest that 
they played a pretty poor game and should have beaten those Davidson fel- 
lows about 40 to 0. 

The captain of the University team replied: "No, you didn't play a 
poor game, but Davidson played a good game." 

The next year, '99, the consent of the Trustees was obtained to enter 
more thoroughly into these contests, and the control of athletics was placed 
in the hands of the Faculty, who delegated Dr. Martin to be the Faculty 
representative. We played five games this year, and the results of the dif- 
ferent contests were as follows: 

N. C, 10 Davidson, 

S. C, Davidson, 6 

O. R., 6 Davidson, 2 

A. &M..0 - - - - Davidson, 

Clemson, 10 .... Davidson, 

On the whole it was a very successful season and we did very well 
against our new rivals. 

In 1900, outside of a disastrous beginning, in which we were snowed 
under by Clemson, the season was a very successful one, the only other 
game we lost being with the University of North Carolina. The team played 
consistent football throughout the season, winding up with a victory over 
Georgia Tech. in Augusta, Ga. , on Thanksgiving Day. 

The result of the games was as follows: 

Clemsom, 64 - Davidson, 

Guilford, .... Davidson, 16 

A. & M., - - - - Davidson, 17 

U. ofS. C.,0 - - - - Davidson, 5 

Ga. Tech., 6 Davidson, 38 

In 1901 a much harder schedule was undertaken, and we sustained but 
two defeats, our old rivals, the University of North Carolina and A. & M., 
turning the trick. 

Guilford, - - - Davidson, 24 

N. C. M. A., - - - - Davidson, 23 
U. of N. C, 5 - - - - Davidson, 
U. of S. C, 5 - - - - Davidson, 12 
U. of Ga., 6 - - - - Davidson, 16 
A. & M., 27 - - - - Davidson, 6 

^paemt 1902 

The success of the previous season was an incentive for engaging in 
contests with teams that, under present conditions, we could hardly expect 
to beat. Handicapped by green material throughout the season, we had big 
odds to overcome, but in defeating our old rivals A. and M. in such a decis- 
ive manner at the close of the season, we all feel that the season's work was 
at length crowned with success, and that the members of the team fully 
deserved the great reception tendered them by the Student-Body on their 
arrival home. We believe the enthusiasm shown by the students on that 
occasion was the best display of college spirit ever shown at Davidson. 
Our record the past fall may appear as if we had fallen back a little, but 
when the crude material that had to be developed is taken into consideration, 
and the necessity of playing more than one game on a long trip, with a very 
limited number of men, is reckoned, we believe it will be granted that the 
team did remarkably well. Don't worry for the future ; we have our goal 
to make, and we intend to make it. The slight set-back of last fall, if such 
you may call it, is but temporary. 

Step by step we have shown improvement, till at the present time, in 
baseball and football, we feel, and our record will surely uphold us, that the 
star of Davidson College is one of the brightest luminaries in the field of 
sport, at least among the smaller colleges of the South. We have not men- 
tioned the record of our baseball team before this, as we have played but 
one season with a regular College team. What team in the beginning of its 
career ever made such a record on the diamond as our team did last year? 
We take great pride in saying Davidson passed through the season without 
a single defeat by any Southern College team, and among our more promi- 
nent victims were University of South Carolina and Trinity. 

Prediction : With the rapid strides the College is bound to take, both 
in numbers and efficiency, through the ceaseless labors of Dr. Smith, our 
advancement in the field of sport will go hand in hand. We are sure that 
it is the wish of all that the purpose for which college athletics was first 
established will ever be maintained, namely: the development of the body, 
that we may the better be able to contend with the duties of life. David- 


son has always taken a stand for purity in athletics, and it will ever be her 
endeavor to keep unmarred her record of the past. To insure our success 
in the future, all we want is the support of those who owe it to us, through 
participation in our athletics in the past, and the undivided, whole-souled 
enthusiasm of the Student-Body. With a fair break for us in the field of 
fortune, Davidson College is bound to make rapid strides within the next 
few years, and it is only a question of time when we will be contending for 
supremacy among the leading Colleges of the South. All signs point toward 
a brilliant future, and we trust that Dame Fortune will only be as kind to 
us hereafter as she has been, and, if so, our College colors will be an emblem 
of envy among our sister schools of the South. 

J. A. Brewin. 

Jn JHemflriam 


Born on the 25th day of November, 1883 

J ROM the first he was ever an enthusiast in all forms of 
manly sport and nothing gave him greater pleasure than 
to follow the hounds in that exciting pastime, fox-hunt- 
ing. Many an exhilarating chase he must have had, and we can 
picture him, aglow with excitement and spirit, as he chased 
across the fields following the ever-baying hounds and urging 
his favorite " Bell " to further exertions that he might be "in 
at the death. ' ' 

His early education was received at Laurinburg, N. C, 
and at Red Springs Military Academy. In the fall of 1901, he 
entered the North Carolina Medical College, and at the time of 
his death was still a student there. 

The story of his sickness and death— how while at work in 
the dissecting hall he became infected and died from blood- 
poisoning is too well known to be referred to in this slight sketch 
of his life. Suffice it to say that during his illness, although a 
great sufferer, he showed the same remarkable pluck and grit 
that characterized his work on the football field. He was ever 
considerate of those who attended him and gave them as little 
trouble as possible. 

At the time of his death we felt his loss keenly ; we feel 
his loss keenly today ; he made such an impression on us all 
that the mention of his name will ever bring a pang of regret 
to our hearts as we realize that we have said the last good-bye ; 
that he has passed from our midst forever. 

No more will he lighten our labors, 

No more will he please us all; 
He has gone to receive the favors, 

Gone, to his Master's call. 

Though his earthly career is ended, 

Though his labors of love are done; 
His deeds will be ever remembered 

By us all, each and every one. 

J. A. B. 

|n P^em?j^am 


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Richard Oscar McLeod 

iFnntball ^rnr^H 


Oak Ridge 5 - - - 
Furman 6 - 
University of N. C. 27 
Bingham 6 ... 

University of Virginia 34 - 
Ga. School of Technology 5 
University of Georgia 27 - 
A. and M. 
Guilford - 

K. M. M. A. - 
Asheville School 5 

October 1 
at Davidson 

October 10 
at Davidson 

October 18 
at Charlotte 

October 2U 
at Davidson 

November 1 
at Charlottesville 

November 13 
at Atlanta 

November H 
at Athens 

November 21 
at Greensboro 

November 22 
at Guilford 

g>rrub g>rorfH 
at Rock Hill 
at Asheville 

Davidson 28 



Davidson 16 


Davidson 7 


Davidson 5 


Davidson Scrubs 
Davidson Scrubs 17 

JfcuitbaU ©ram 




R. S. Johnston 

Left Guard 

Right Guard 



Left Tackle 


Right Tackle 

Gibson, J. L. 



Left End 

"Right End 



Left Half-Back 

Right Half-Back 



Full Back 



Mills, A. L. 



Gibson, W. T. 



M. M. Caldwell, Captain 

J. A. BREWIN, Coach 


laacball BtavtB 


March 25 
Hobart College 4 - - at Charlotte - - - Davidson 3 

March 31 
Trinity College 2 - - at Durham ... Davidson 6 

April 1 
Oak Ridge 3 - - - at Oak Ridge - - - Davidson 11 

April 2 
Guilford 5 at Winston ... Davidson 11 

April 5 
Boston Nat'l League* - at Davidson ... Davidson 3 

April 9 
Catawba College - - at Davidson ... Davidson 12 

April 1^ 
Rutherford College - at Davidson - - - Davidson 23 

April 2U 
Citadel 3 at Charleston - - - Davidson 6 

April 25 
South Carolina College 4 - at Columbia - - - Davidson 5 

•Still Scoring. 

EaHrball 1903 

(Scores up to April 19th) 

University of Georgia 4 Davidson 5 

Clemson 11 Davidson 

Wofford 2 Davidson 3 

Bingham 2 Davidson 15 



Frank Killian Spratt 
William Holt Kirkpatrick 
John A. Brewin - 




Rowe, c. 
Harris ) 
Currie, lb 
Bailey, J. S., 2b. 


Bailey, W. T., s. s. 

Fetzer, 3b. 

Wilcox, I. f. 

DeGraffenreid, c. f. 

Kirkpatrick, r. f. 
Moore, J. W. 

H t 2 5 

3ffwlb Ian 

Hundred Yard Dash Broad Jump 

First— McKinnon, '04. Time, 10 1-5 see's. First— Daffin, '03. Distance, 19 ft., 2-5 in. 

Second— Hutchison, '04. Second— McCallie, '05. 

Third— Shaw, '05. Third-GlBSON, '05. 

Hammer Throw 
First-CARR, '04. Distance, 104 ft., 8 in. 
Second— Johnston, '03. 
Third— McCallie, '05. 

Two Hundred and Twenty Yard Dash 

_. . | McKinnon, '04. I _. 00 . . 
First \ Tt ,„, > Time, 23 4-5 sec. 

j Hutchison, '04. I 

Third— Gibson, W. T. '05. 

Shot Put 
First— CARR, '04. Distance, 43 feet. 
Second— McCallie, '05. 
Third— Johnston, '03. 

Four Hundred and Forty Yard Run 
First— Hutchison, '04. Time, 57 seconds. 
Second— Gibson, '05. 
Third— Mawhinney, '05. 

Tug of War 
'Meds." and "Lits. ' 
Won by "Meds." 

Hurdle Race 
First— McKinnon, '04. Time, 15 4-5 See's. 
Second— McCallie, '05. 
Third-SHAW, '05. 

Relay Race 

Won by Juniors. Time, 1 minute, 50 seconds. 

Second, Sophs. 

Potato Race 
First— Gibson, '05. Time, — 
Second— Johnston, H. A. '03. 
Third— Dismukes. 

Half Mile Race 
First— Easley, '04. Time, 2 min., 10 see's. 
Second — Ervin, '05. 
Third— Grey, '06. 

Finals in Tennis 
Won by Hall and Craig. 

Ball Game 

Davidson beat Bingham by a score of 15 to 2, which concluded 

the events for the day. 

laliftsott ©rark ©ram 

Mortimer Lacy McKinnon 


Thomas Johnston Hutchison 

. . . . 


John A. Brewin 











J. W. 


Atljlrttr SprnriiB 

Pole Vault - - - 10 feet, 1 inches 
Hammer Throw - - - . 117 feet 
Hurdle (120 yards) - 16 1-5 seconds 

100 yards 10 seconds 

220 yards - - - - 23 4-5 seconds 

440 yards - - - - 51 1-5 seconds 

Half-mile - 2 minutes, 18 2-5 seconds 
One mile - - 5 minutes, 5 seconds 
Baseball Throw - - - 333 feet 
Shot Put - - - 39 feet, 5 inches 
Long Jump ------ 22 feet 

High Jump - - - 5 feet, 7 inches 


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A Sophomore of Davidson, with stalwart appetite, 
Had studied hard, the whole day long, till near the shade of night, 
The supper bell peal'd loudly forth— he ne'er was known to wait, 
But hastened to his usual seat, and this is what he ate: 

Three hard boiled eggs, some cold roast beef, a slice or two of ham, 
Six batter cakes, three muffins, large, with more or less of jam, 
A beefsteak, rare, some liver fried, two cups of coffee creamed, 
Then, later on he went to bed, and this is what he dreamed: 

A full car load of Xenophons was dumped upon his breast, 

All printed in an unknown tongue, each differing from the rest, 

A score or two of Virgils, some Livys and a Sallust, 

All these were loaded on "his deck," with a Calculus for ballast. 

With time and pain, these disappeared, and with a crash there came, 
Two hundred lusty "baseball nines," all ready for a game. 
With one accord, they first "struck out " his nose, then "stole a base," 
From chin to brow, while full one half made "home runs" o'er his face. 

These likewise, in due time were gone, when with a whoop and "rush," 
An hundred football teams came on and mash'd him into mush, 
All save his head, which served them for a football in their play, 
Which linger'd far into the night, till near the break of day. 

Next day, alas! his brain cells dull, indignantly refused 
To work in any line, and thus he needs must be excused, 
And now the supper bell may ring until its clapper burst, 
But Sophomore for supper eats just simple tea and toast. 

kmu £udi 

EmniB AaHoriatton 



C. D. Forney 



Secretary and Treasurer 

fHrmbera of Qleitnta Aaanrtattnn 

Thompson, M. A. 
Daffin, R. D. 
gorrell, j. f. 
Brown, P. P. 


Johnston, H. A. 
Sprunt, T. P. 
Peirce, C. H. 
Peirce, T. 


Rankin, F. W. 


Mills, A. L. 

James, H. 

Brown, J. B. 







Bailey, W. T. 
Thompson, W. T. 



Rankin, Roy 
Mills, W. P. 



James, A. L. 




" aim iHurli fur llir Broil " 

The devil came up to the earth one day, 
And straight to old Davidson wended his way, 
Just as the poor Sophies, with trembling and fear, 
To Bill Joe's Soph Chemistry were all drawing near. 

Now the devil a chemist never had seen, 
For in his dominion no chemist had been ; 
So with no other aim than to gain his desire. 
The devil accompanied them in to inquire. 

Scarce had the fast roll-call come to a close. 
When Bill Joe, the Roarer, fiercely arose, 
Poured sulphuric acid on some Fe S, 
And started to generate H 2 S gas. 

Then snorting and stamping, while faster the gas 
Poured forth to assail every nose in the class, 
The Roarer proceeded, in terms loud and strong, 
To scare the poor Sophomores and lecture them long. 

The devil, 'tis said, was really amused 

To hear the gay students so roundly abused, 

And to see them, too frightened to answer a thing, 

Give a sweet smile of joy when they heard the bell ring. 

When ten minutes later, Bill Joe did not close, 
The devil retired holding tight to his nose, 
And when he'd escaped out of reach of the fuss, 
He gave a deep sigh and soliloquized thus: 

"In Hades I'm used to much ill-smelling gas, 
Of sulphur dioxide but not H 2S. 
For gases which have all the odors most evil 
Those chemists on earth can outdo the devil. 

"They gave little Wilkes so much laughing-gas, 
That boys can catch smiles whenever they pass. 
While McCallie and Ape and Johnny Bass Brown 
Have gas machines in them that never run down. 

"They lecture and quiz, they rant and cavort, 
Till the lives of the students are no longer sport. 
My own Pandemonium is bad enough, 
But if I had chemists 'twould be the 'hot stuff.' 

"Although in my kingdom, Sophs would live and thrive, 
I can never, like Bill Joe, 'eat 'em alive,' 
My agents were right to let chemists alone. 
If I had them, they'd worry me out of my throne." 



Before the Assembled Student- Body, Monday Morning, April 13, 1903. The Student-Body 
Having Under Consideration a Bill to Regulate the Price and Number of Books Re- 
quired by an Extortionate Faculty in a College Course: 
Mr. Patrick said: 

Mr. President:— It is natural for man to strive for the preservation of his "boodle," 
honestly or otherwise ; but we are shutting our eyes against the yawning mouth of Old 
Wooly, that cat's paw of the Faculty, and he is rapidly transforming us into financial 
skeletons. Is this the part of wise men so earnestly engaged in an arduous struggle for 
knowledge and subsistence? For my part, whatever anguish of "dough" it may cost, I 
am willing to find out how much Old Wooly has bugged me, and demand immediate and 
full restitution of the same. I know of no other way of judging the future depredations 
on my pocket book, but by the past, and judging by the past, I would like to know what 
there has been in the conduct of that old crab for the past ten years to justify the fond 
hopes which we have entertained of a reduction in number and price of books. Is it that 
insiduous smile with which he has lately presented his bill for books sold at war prices? 
Trust it not, sir, for behind it lurks the evil intention of our financial ruin. 

Let not Old Wooly deceive you with a kiss. Let us not, I beseech you, deceive our- 
selves longer. We have done everything that could be done to avoid these robberies. We 
have petitioned, we have worked ' ' stunts, ' ' we have prostrated ourselves at his feet and 
implored the arrest of his scaly hooks as they dragged from us our last dollar. Notwith- 
standing all this, he has robbed us of our " tin " and spurned us from his den with his char- 
acteristic grants. They say that we are weak and unable to scrap with the powers that be. 
Shall we gain strength by lying supinely on our backs while Old Wooly pulls our legs till 
our backbones pop? Sir, we are not weak if we but make a proper use of all the sulphuric 
words in our vocabulary. Besides, we will not fight our battles alone. The ghosts of those 
who have been crashed with book bills before us will rise up, as if from the valley of dry 
bones, and aid us in the conflict. Hinds will also send a troop of Noble cavalry to our res- 
cue. If we expect to have any "spondulics" in the future, Dickie must be sacrificed to 
Zeus, Long John dropped from pons asinorum, Wooly sunk in the depths of the Tiber, and 
Tommy buried under a heap of sundry works of divers dry authors. 

Not only have they committed outrages against the peace and purses of the people, but 
they have corrupted the morals and gentle manners of one Dandy Jim, who bids fair to 
become the most greedy octopus of the whole crew. It is in vain to extenuate the matter. 
Endurance is no longer possible. Our assets may already be heard clanking in the pockets 
of this unmerciful mob, while the jaws of Wooly are even now snatching at our empty 

What is it that the gentlemen wish ? Are professors so dear or text books so sweet as 
to be purchased at the price of everlasting poverty ? Forbid it, fellow sufferers, forbid it. 
I know not what course others may take, but, as for me, give me boodle or give me 

Sotinrfi of UautOBtm GJolleg? ilagazme 

»itortal Staff 

W. P. Mills, S. C., Eu., Editor-in-Chief 
Aaatatant l-Mtara 

H. H. Caldwell, N. C. Phi. R. D. Daffin, Jr., Fla., Eu. 

H. E. McMurray, N. C, Phi. C. A. Cornelson, S. C, Eu. 

J. W. Currie, N. C, Phi. R. H. Adams, S. C, Eu. 

C. L. Black, N. C, Phi. 

Aurauti Ebitara 

D. W. Richardson, S. C, Eu. W. M. Walsh, N. C, Phi. 

A. Currie, N. C. 

luatitraa fTOanagrra 

J. H. McLelland, N. C, Phi. R. T. Gillespie, Jr., S. C, Eu. 

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A beggar I sit by the king's highway, 
Where scornful I sat on a day of yore, 

And would not the gifts of the king that day ; 
But now, as I fall at his feet, implore: 

" A boon, O my lord, from the hand I spurned ! 
Not silver or gold, nor honor rare, 
But grant to a rebel from folly turned 

To walk in thy train as the meanest there. 

To serve at thy will ; I forgiven would live 
For thee." In answer the king's reply : 
" The boon may not be, though the sin I forgive — 
Once only the heart of a man asked I." 

"Yet, lord, see these rags, and this shame of face ! 
Behold how I grieve for my folly's stain ! 
Now make me thy vassal — forgive with grace 
The days when my heart would not have thee reign. 

I cry ; yet the king will but answer nay. 

Rejected before, no prayers him move. 
A beggar I sit by Life's highway — 

And the name of the king ? His name is Love. 


£o»ins 'e»n. 


N. T. Wagner, Leader W. F. O'Kelley, Manager 

H. James W. F. O'Kelley 

A. P. Hassell M. B. Ives 

N. T. Wagner 
0. R. Hill 

W. H. Harris 

A. L. James, Jr. 
T. H. DeGraffenreid 

P. S. Easley 

W. T. Bailey 

B. R. Lacy, Jr. 

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What is Truth r 1 

Volume I 


Number i 



Great Excitement on the Celestial 
Sphere-The First Great Up- 
heaval in the Reign of 
Henry Louis I. 

.-.,, Wireless Teh gn 

sed the 
ev< 1- know n 01 

1 in Thursday evening, 
1 1, inst, Henry Louis I sat in his 

upon the earth, and rejoi 

dull monotonj mundlani Life 1 a 

He who had undertaken a russed oil- 

[{ r Hit- leadership of. John 

,i had at last arrived at the top 

. .\ i , 1 1 1 1 : , 1 1 1 and B 
dine his ehiel advisei and 
In authority. Louis had also 
and him other notables 
from different climes and ages. Wil- 
liam the Conqueror, Richard the Lion 
hearted, Lord Chesterfield, familiarly 
known as "Tommie;" Arch 
claimed to be an authority on re- 
ligion, but later fell from erace; 
las, tender and true." called for 
'Dandy Jim;" Caleb, who like 
Joshua wae la conscientious as well as 
.-ssful spy; "John the Good," 

who had 1 n famous for his prayers 

in public and yarns in pi h 

Th. se ' 1 ords and Princes who 

share with Henry Louis I the authority 
01 1 his realm. But Louis did not muse 
long on the pfast. A smile nltted across 
his face and turning to a corner of the 

! he opened a cabinet where stood 

meter, the most pov 
instrument 1 devised. 

Having adjusted it to the one millionth 

1 illlmeter, His Majest; 

ed i" his first born and Maid "Come 

hither mv son. and let me take another 

color that 

Igh the veins of the future Henry 

II." Scarcely were these words ut- 

"When there came a rapping, gentle 
rapping at his chamber door." 

Three knights, stern and dignified, 
entered and asked for a private inter- 

Just what transpired at this secret 
conference is not definitely known, but 
not long after this the whole face of 
nature was changed. The hitherto 
1 1. sunny sky was now covered 
ir, lighted at 
frequent intervals by lurid flashes of 
lighl uing. 

A meeting was called by the upper 

clansmi n In a hall lighted by the 1 

trlcity in the air. The thundering elo- 

dignant knights imded <x\o 

had offended their 

ill.- to shunt 

the electrical current but the me< 

positive electricity ready to 1 

pole — if it could be 

seen hurrying t.. and 
wiih consternation on their 

most quiet, determined group 

■ up- 
per clansn ipeared 

Iced e 

int,' i" Lake Wiley for a - 

"So, we are going 
this row." 

in- seen 
giidin - ; i city. With 

hem and in 1 
my in the reason of his 

us- he 
for me, 1 

But Hi 1 - in the citv 

tis life 
gainst going in that 
direction. So he OS 

rapid pursuit. After -a swi 
ous ride they overtook the fleeing un- 
: rclansmen, .1 the 1 dge oi th p 

.... to jump 

. Jim" looking his b 
Chesterfield making his nicest speeches, 
Richard the Lam Hearted warning thi 

men that he would not excuse them 
from their duties next day and Wil- 
liam the Conqueror, who waved his 
paid: "By Jupiter. I'll give 
tion to every one who desires it." 

After varied exhortations and 1 
ises the fugitives were induced to re- 
turn to the city. Then besan the nego- 
tiations for peace with the two gentle- 
the famous ride act in;r as inter- 

The Casus Belli was two-fold: 

Fiist. The underclansmen hlad dug 
two new ditches on Mars, which 
strictly forbidden bv the unwritten 
laws of the planet. 

Second. They had also ascended and 
taken seats upon the mountain tape 
which prerogative belonged exclusively 
to th.- hi per clansmen. 

The propositi u for a settlement was 
that the ditches should be tilled, and 
the lower clansmen promises to stay 
upon the plains and apologize for their 
previous uopishness. 

Under the ey< 3 of the aforesaid inter- 
mediaries the ditches were filled one 
might by the under clansmen, while 
most of the upper clansmen were off on 
a visit to Venus. 

As to the other proposition, it was 
easy enough to get down to the plain 
and promise 

more difficult to express regret for 
having scaled the mountain. 

however, the under clans- 
men I-- ' hemselvas wil b 
phetic eye expanding into superior be- 
ings when they too oould occupy these 
if tumor and look down upon 

To Currie favor like Dixon, bo smile 

like 'ornelson, to buck the line like 

Forney, to orate like Bob Johnston. 

- Dunn the work and the under 

clansmen signed up. 

Tf in the terms of settlement any one 
felt that he had made und! 

itless fully repaid by the 
enthusl which attended the 

Who does not feel his bosom swell 
wil li ouis I says: "1 have 

I Mars is th 
able planet in creation. Such 

and unheard of in our domains. 


simp!;- history and 

could mil have been effect- 


Dr. Handsome Jim, of Davidson, 

Makes an Important Discovery 

Which Explains One of the 

Most Profound Modern 

Geological Problems 

1'-. Hands Jim, Professor of 

1 - 

of the protoplasm from 
the snakes and the Mesozolc 

or "Jim Jam" age originated. 
While making excavations under the 
hi Hall, the 
I bearing a 
Striking resemblance to our mo 

"hi,. Just abo I was 

found a t hill strata upon 

ere th n - h rigs of reptiles. 
rtiis sand strata "were the fossils 

1 - ii is, trousers and a bat- 

Jim thinks the Jim Jam 1 
with that of the Sam 
■ • ion, which imn 
the Demijohn period, and is deri 
upon this period for its animal lit"--. He 
argues Ural the fossils of the insects 
and reptiles could be found, had not 
the Jim Jam period been brought '.o 
'an abrupt close by a violent upheaval, 
easily found 
in the fossils of this period. This up- 
was followed by the toying 
down of the fossils of the coat, etc. 

The this Demijohn fos- 

sil has solved one if the greatest of 

all the pseudo-theories of Dr. Henry 
Louis and other noted Geologists, ami 
placed the Oi the w-eather 

vane of Fame's Temple. 


Meager accounts are coming in 1 
foul and atrocious murder which took 
place recently in the very shadow of 
.Morrow Castle within twenty feet of 
a row of bristling guns which are sup- 
posed to protect the 'citizens of our 
country. The victim of this crime was 
-Mr. Dim S. Rooster, one of the oldest 
inhabitants of Mecklenburg county, 
and the perpetrator was Lord Pelham, 
ol Morrow Castle. 

For forty years the deceased had 
heralded in no uncertain tones the ap- 
h of the Sun God. But for the 
past three years a tremor, due to ex- 
treme old age. ha.l able in 
the old veteran's voice, and his step, 
once so elastic, had become feeble and 
halting. Despite these indisposlt 
due to age, Dr. John Peter, the family 
physician, stated would 
have lived at least three hours . 
had not the n 'am. fearing 
- 11 slmrt his event- 
ful career with an infernal machine, 
and the old hero cashed in his 
without a squawk. 

X01 i.-ible citizen 

stricken down in cold alood. but his 
mangled and unrecognizable remains 
10 ap- 
pease the appetites of the ravenous 

bones had 

out all the molars of his canni > 


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The Dr. Shearer Division Bill, pro- 
viding for the fair and impartial divis- 
ion of the Fresh Bible class hours, be- 
tween the Math and Latin professors, 
passed the supreme council without a 
dissenting vote. The passage of this 
bill is a double surprise to politicians; 
first, that the council had the audacity 
to even consider the bill without first 
consulting the Fresh, and, secondly, 
that the Fresh, on the passage of the 
bill, did not immediately retire to Cor- 

There is a report extant that Dr. 
William R. Gray will retire from his 
position as pirofessor of Latin and 
French at Davidson College, and de- 
vote his time to cattle and horse rais- 
ing. It were a matter of much regret 
did the highly classical William degen- 
erate into an ordinary Bronco Bill. 

The Davidson College Bulletin, 
though one of the younsest, is the 
most ably and elaborately edited of our 
contemporaries. It recommends itself 
to all readers desiring a p!ain, unvar- 
nished statement of facts. Indeed, its 
thorough reliability is a twentieth cen- 
tury wonder. 

It should be a matter of great pride 
to Dlavidson people to know that thev 
have in their midst a real, live philan- 
thropist and hero. During the recent 
insurrection this estimable citizen, who 
withholds his name through modesty, 
offered the Fresh his coal-cellar, back- 
yard fence, a blunderbuss, two 38's, a 
dagger, bludgeons, brass-knucks and 

brick-bats galore; and even a few 
drops of his sanguinary solution as a 
protection against their howling and 
blood-thirsty opponents. And if from 
the horrible nature of affairs this 
wouldn't suffice he offered to go before 
them, with knees quaking from a 
pnoud sense of duty, to, the depot and 
see every mother's son of them proper- 
ly tagged and ready for shipment. 

If Dickie would keep his German and 
Greek classes in a flourishing condition 
he should furnish a number of free 
passes. Students cannot afford to take 
them without some guarantee of 70. 

Incidents demonstrating the corrup- • 
tion which pervades the atmosphere 
surrounding the supreme -council are 
unfortunately becoming too numerous. 
The latest outrage perpetrated to de- 
prive the Seniors of a two weeks vaca- 
tion which has been accorded the Sr. 
■class ever since the foundation of the 
college. No cause is assigned for this 
atrocious deed. We would suggest that 
the council chamber be thoroughly fu- 
migated with sulphur and then rinsed 
with a double solution of bi-chloride as 
a primary step toward the extermina- 
tion of the creatures which now in- 
fest it. 

Much interest is being manifested in 
the approaching McDowell damage 
case. As our readers doubtless remem- 
ber, Mr. McDowell had the misfortune 
to snag the seat out of his trousers on 
a prominent nail in one or the church 
pews just after Christmas. He imme- 
diately instituted a suit for damaee 
against the college on the grounds that 
he is compelled by the institution to 
attend chunch. Mr. McDowell has se- 
cured the services of Mr. W. P. Mills 
as prosecuting attorney, while the de- 
fence has employed Dr. H. L. Smith. 
The argumentative faculties of the two 
gentlemen are about equal (the former 
possibly having a slight advantage ! n 
this respect), and a battle royal will 
be the result. The case will be tried 
before His Honor, Judge Hiram Potts, 
March 31. 

The announcement of Prof. Cooper 
tNat More's Utopia is located in or 
around Washington, D. C, is exciting 
a great deal of varied comment. 

One of the most complete mechanical 
appliances yet constructed is an auto- 
matic chair, invented by Dr. H. L. 
Smith, and especially designed for the 
use of Freshmen. 

The chair is so arranged that the in- 
stant a Fresh comes within reach, it 
catches him, rolls him over and an elec- 
tric spanker gets in its deadiy work. 
Next the unhappy victim is seated in 
an upright position, a bock is placed 
in his hands and a phonographic appli- 
ance tells him to "gio down the pike." 
Should the book placed in his hands be 
a Latin or Greek volume, a pony ap- 
pears, instantly vanishins if a stranger 
approaches. Similarly, when a Math 
book advances for conside:ation, it is 
immediately fol:owed by a key, while 
a syllabus is accompanied by a book 

of hoary-headed jokes, and an English 
book by a pail of water. If 'for any 
reason the Fresh should grow inatten- 
tive, the spanker again appears on the 
scene of action. Should he ^row home- 
sick, a music box plays "Home, Sweet 
Home!" a nursing bottle presents itself 
and "Mother Goose Melodies" takes 
the place of text-books. At 11:25 p. m. 
the chair deposits its onerous burden in 
the bed, drugging it out again at 7:25 
a. m. But by far the most laudable 
work of this phenomenal chair is a cold 
bath which it administers to its occu- 
pant twice a week. 

Verily, the inventor of such a piece 
of mechanism has wheels in his head. 

We have on our desk a booklet enti- 
tled: "Poems by Robert Dale." Too 
much cannot be said of this effort, the 
writer evidently having the real gift. 
We predict that ere long these poems 
will occupy the place they so well de- 
serve—the waste basket. 

Sad indeed it is to behold the youth- 
ful seeker after cleanliness as he issues 
from the Davidson bath house on a 
cold winter day. He approaches this 
much mooted department rejoicing in 
his heart that all foreign material urion 
his person will soon be swept away. 
But alas for the fond delusions of hope; 
for having performed his abolutions, 
the last state of that man is worse 
than the first. He enters a Caucasian, 
he comes out an Ethiopian of blackest 
hue; for the ice cold water descending 
in a roaring torrent is not sufficient to 
prevent the shivering victim from re- 
ceiving a thick coating of soot from 
the smoke pouring in dense volumes 
from the patent, quick-action heat- 
er (?) while a continuous shower of ice 
pellets play a merry tune on the de- 
luded one's back. We, therefore, pro- 
pose that the name, bath house, be suc- 
ceeded by the more suitable appella- 
tion "Cold Storage Smoke House." 


To all whose eyes, as summer skies, 

Are clearest, deepest blue. 
Whose bright depths gleam, as star- 
light's beam 

The heavens twinkle through. 

To blue eyes all, a toast I call, 

For they are always true- 
How do I know that this is so? 

My sweetheart's eyes are blue. 


Mr. Billy Briggs, student at Davidson College, 
N. C writes: 

I was well and perfectly happy; all medicine had 
failed to alter my condition, but after taking three 
doses of "Dr. Bowman's Botanic Blood Balm for 
Bowlegged and Bullheaded Boys," I have been en- 
abled to remain in my room for at least three days 
in the week, and to give the invaluable excuse of 
"sick" for all recitations missed during my con- 

McCallie & Irwin, 

Davidson Brass Company. 

We furnish our own raw material. 



Dr. Hciry Dous Smith. President of 
Davidson College, spent a few days In 
this vicinity last March. 

It is reported that one of our sweet 
voiced a iphomorea is soon to lead a 
fair damsel to Hymen's altar, if the 
Med. doesn't get ahead of him. 

Spratt was actually Been in the 
Physics laboroloiy 'one evening last 
week. This conduit could not be ex- 
plained till it was learned that he had 
just stopped in a moment to speak to 
a friend. 

Our eminent scholar and valued friend, Mr. 
Harry Ruff, is in this nourishing city of Davidson 
today. He came here from Mooresville. Tomor- 
row he leaves us. by way of Potts' Delivery, and 
continues his well-planned Itinerary, which 
embraces the following prolonged hesitations: 
Liverpool. Huntersville. Charlotte. Rock Hill 
Yorkville and several other cities of like impor- 
tance, which are included within the boundaries of 
the Palmetto State. We wish him the best of luck 
on his Journey, and only hope that other people 
can appreciate his peculiar virtues and superficial 
urit aa we appreciate them. 


Parson Knox spent several hours re- 
cently in the Mt. Zion circuit. 

Society elections are drawing ne.-r 
and the whispered voice of the candi- 
date is again heard in the land. 

Our esteemed friend "Lulu" Shannon 
is in danger of becoming a proselyte to 
the Methodist persuasion. 

The Dismukes & Ape brand of ve- 
racity is unique in the extreme and is 
giving the Tucker brand a race for its 
money now. 

It is reported that "Sister" McNeil 
appeared in a shirt one day last week. 

Our recent Field Day was very pleas- 
an; to all who didn't Xeel badly. 

One the above occasion Mr. Peter 
Harrison talked t>o so many girls that 
he awoke next morning with the lock- 
law. It is hoped that he will continue 
in this condition. 

No one knows why. but it is a fact 
that Pete McLelland and Dong John 
were both at prayers one day this 

Each and every one of the boarders at the 
Plumer house was seized with consternation, and 
could hardly believe their eyes, when they beheld 
Dr. W. Parsley Mills. Adjunct Corrector of Fresh 
Essays, advancing towards his place at the festive 
board, only five minutes after the asking of the 

We extend our congratula ions to 
Brotbi r Hiram Pitts for the recent ad- 
dition to his family. 

Verily doth the great oak from the 
little acorn grow, and one false step 
lead to another, till the best of lives 
recked. The beginning of 
downward career may b-- 
to date from that eventful day on 
which he planted a vineyard. For, had 
he had no vines he would have had no 
grapes; bad he had no grapes he would 
made no wine; had he made no 
n in.- he could have drunk no wine, and 
i.. what a tragedy would have been 
averted! But having the grapes and 
such fine, juicy grapes, the temptation 
to make the wine proved too strong, 
and he applied to a connoisseur to 2ive 
him lessons in the same. Alas for his 
hopes! The efforts of the first season 
produced only vinegar— harmless, use- 
ful vinegar— but with the determina- 
tion which had made the mastering- of 
the Greek language possible, he tried 
again the next year, and this time was 
the happy possessor of a quantity of 
what his friends declared was good 
wine. (And his friends had ample op- 
portunity to judge, for Dickie never 
had a stingy bone in his body.) 

Each succeeding year his efforts have 
been crowned with still greater suc- 
cess, in consequence of which he has 
grown bolder and increased the quan- 
tity made, till last fall found him with 
a surplus which was put awlay to mel- 
low. Daily did he visit that jus. and 
delight to find the improvement which 
could be detected in the odor, and oc- 
casionally he allowed himself the pleas- 
ure of one small taste, to note the 
change which time had wrought And 
many were the plans he laid for the 
good times he would have when he 
could share with his convivial friends 
the good cheer that jug contained. 

But the vengeance of fate is cruel 
and a Nemesis watched over these 
plans. For the spirit of mischief, as is 
its wont, entered two small boys, one 
cold winter morn, and they, following 
in Father's footsteps, as small boys 
will, repaired to the sanctum to exam- 
ine that precious jug. When they 
poured our just a bit of the contents, 
" 'cause that's the 'way father does." 
the beauty of the sparkle caught their 
eyes, as it has been catching the eye 
of the unwary for time immemorial. 
So they decided that it would be such 
fun to turn the jug over and watch the 
beautiful fluid gurgle out of the mouth 
and run down the hill; and nobodv 
would ever know who did it. With a 
promptness born of decision of charao- 
u inheiited trait, the deed waa 
done, and the flowing stream Was 
watched. on its downward, sparkling 
course with the utmost glee. The stop- 
per was replaced and the jug wa b 
ing returned when, alas! they w-ere dis- 
covered. Small Wooly declared that 
small Dickie had pulled out the stoo- 
p ir, and small Dickie insisted that 
small Wooly had turned over the jug. 
• • • With a promptness born of de- 
cision of character, the trait whic h had 
been Inherited, and of wrath which has 

long been known as one of the evil ef- 
fects of excess of wine, small Dickie 
was thrashed most soundly, and small 
Wooly was led to his sorrowing oa- 
.. ho were invited to follow the 
good example of their neighbors, and 
to take wise Solomon's advice. But 
after due and deliberate reflection, 
by their not having had 
any wine, the Woolies decided that the 
long-continued separation of the youths 
would result in a more permanent im- 
provement in small Wooly's mor-ais. so 
he was put under restriction for some 
And there was the sound of 
much wailing in the 

Feeling that they had performed 
their respective duties most conscien- 
tiously, the fond parents withdrew for 
quiet and meditation— the Di< kies over 
what was not in their ju S : the W'ooleys 
over what was in their son. But the com- 
■ motion had brought the small Tommies 
to the scene and after mulch consulta- 
tion with each of the culprits that they 
might offer their sympathy impartially 
land get from them both sides of the 
story, they run home "to tell Mama." 
and into her sympathizing ear, with 
many gasps of excitement, do they pour 
this tale of woe; 

■Mama, did you hear 'bout poor Uttle 
Dickie and poor little Wooly? Thev 
went into the Dickies' house just now 
and found Dr. Dickie just a drinkin' 
wine and a gettin' so drunk. And little 
Wooly felt so sorry for little Dickie 
'cause his papa was a gettin' drun K . 
that he said he'd help stop him. s>o 
they went and got the jus: of wine, and 
little Dickie pulled out the stopper and 
"ttle Wooly he turned nw the lug, 
and they let all the wine run out on 
the ground; -and, before they could put 
♦he jug back. Dr. Dickie caught 'en. 
and they whipped poor little Dickie so 
hard, and they took poor little Wooly 
home and told his oapa, and they ju^t 
scolded him awful, and ain't goin' to 
let him come out of his yard any more 
lot the longest time. Not even to sev 
us. And all just 'cause they tried to 
keep poor little Dickie's papa from get- 
tin' drunk any more." 

Out of the mouth of babes do wi 
often get our truest bits of knowledge, 
and it is to the small Tommies that wt 
are indebted for this unmasking at 
Dickie and the true story of his aown- 

Shaving Parlors. 

When you wish an easy shave. 
As good as barber ever gave. 
Call on me at my own room 
At morning, eve or noon. 
I cut and dress the hair with grace 
To suit the contour of the face, 
My room is neat and towels 
Scissors sharp and razors keen. 
And eventhing I think you'll find 
To suit the face and please the mind. 
And all my art and skill will do 
If you just call. I'll do for you. 


Tonsorial Artist. 

Spence House 



Con ill please send all 

questions to Mr. J. W. McNeill. All 
information is free provided a few 
stamps are enclosed for g"as expended. 

"Eqojno mis!."— There has been no di- 
vision among the students with refer- 
ence to the strike. However, we give 

OU this as a pointer: the Fresh, are 
generally in front of the strike, and 
thi ! lord s. behind them. 

-P. C. L."-Wc have not sptace for a 
detailed account of the process of 
seasoning green lumber. The usual 
method for seasoning Fresh, is the ap- 
plication of H 2 S. This, however, 
proved ineffective in the case of some 
who are yet in a green old age— Beaty. 
Deacon Carr. Dickie and others. 

M'g'r. Opera House.— 'No. Harrison's 
engagements are not all made for this 
season. He may be secured to sing 
tenor in your troupe at reasonable 

K. T. Junior.— It is not safe to do too 
much wire-pulling. Sometimes the 

puller gets pulled and then there is 

to pay. 

Suffering Pnpulis.— We are sorry to 
inform vou that our X-ray machine is 
not strong enough to discover exactly 
how rriany instruments are in TeJar- 
gan's throat, but we found 14 'cross 
saws, 42 large combs, one lawn mo 
7 Jew's harps, 3 cross-bars and eirht 
tin horns. These are used for produc- 
ing tenor. 

Bryant and Stratton.— Tes, Beaty 
will make a splendid professor of Pen- 
'irtanship. We refer you to the College 
Bulletin Board and the A>shevill" 
Steam Laundry for further informa- 

D. E. J.— The report that the Con- 
solidated Gas Company has obtained 
"control of the entire supply of natural 
gas, is untrue. At l'ast reports John 
Bass Brown had not entered the com- 

Constant Reader.^We do not know 
who is the author of the quotation 
mentioned, but you have misquoted. 
The correct form is. "None but him- 
self can be his parallel," and was 
spoken originally of Long John. As 
you gave it, "None but himself can 
read his parallel," it might properly 
be applied to Dickie. 

Fresh-Cr-sw-U.— We hardly think it 
proper that you should hold hands in 
so public a place. However, under dif- 
ferent circumstances it would be per- 
fectly proper. 

Patient Sufferer.— (1) If gentler meas- 
ures fail, we would advise tWat you 
send that beefsteak to the Bethlehem 
Steel Works. The trip-hammer there, 
which is used for forging armor-pjate, 
might have some effect in softening it. 
The hammer is insured, so you will lose 
nothing by the trial. <-) There is no 
ly for the trouble you complain 
of; it is one "f those ills to which flesh 
is heir. You should not expect to find 
more than one oyster in boarding- 
house stew. 


Wanted — A chew — . A. L. Mills. 

Wanted — To know how many ab- 
sences from chapel Bill Joe and Long 
John are allowed per week. 

Wanted — Something else to manage — 

Wanted— A set of good manners to 
replace a hopelessly worn out set — 

\ '-anted — To make commencement 
■ ments for any young lady who 
can furnish recommendations of good 
moral character. — "Little Bo." 

To Exchange— A text-book in Junior 
Physics in place of Carhart's. — Juci. 
Phys. Class. 

To Exchange— Smiles— I have on 
hand a large and assorted stock. Any 
one may apply except Tommy— Fresh 
Wilkes. Sale — "Captivating Ways" — A 
fill- booklet by myself. Its methods 
have been tried with success ami arc 
guaranteed to charm the ladies. Call 
at once and avoid the rush. — Arch. 

Lost — A Fresh— He strayed off into 
the woods looking for Cornelius and 
has not yet returned. He was small, 
and of a greenish hue. Any In- 
formation will be gladly received. H. 
L. Smith. 

For Sale— Two PiMd? and a shot 
gun. They were slightly injured while 
I was protecting the Fresh, hut can 
still be used for 'bluffing' as well as 
ever. Bill Joe the Roarer. 

"Poet" sends us the following lines 
for our criticism. Having been able to 
find no words to properly express cur 

ppreciation of them, we print them 
here for the delectation and elevation 
i dear readers. "Poets" philoso- 
phy is a very comprehecisiye grasp of 
"this sorry scene of things entire," as 
another poet has said. 

The Way of the World. 

The King, he sits on his throne of 
While thousands cheer from serried 
The Queen with slipper and mien 
seda te 
In secret the heir-apparent spanks. 

Thus ways the world. The loudest ap- 
plause it 
Awards to those that make the show; 
And quite forgets the slipper and 

JJERIDING danger, defying death, desperate 
dare-devil Degraffenreid drinks one dozen 
doses of Dr. Dowd's dreaded drug for dull dunces 
and drives the ball diagonally across the diamond 
down a decline, destroying one dozen dusky dar- 
kies, delighting the devilish dudes. 

In the recent "looking pretty" con- 
test. .V.r. Ives of the freshman class 
if first prize. 

Davidson Bureau of Information. 

Knowledge furnished on any subject at short 
notice. No charge to students. Conducted by 
Yeargan & McKeithan. 

A Boon to Agents ! 

"How to get the meat out of a chestnut." One 
of the slickest articles out; 240 pages. Liberal 
terms. H. Frank & Jay. Publishers. 

Hassel's Hair Vigor. 

Guaranteed to grow hair on an egg. Remark- 
able as a beard producer. Testimonials by Duffle, 
Ives and Dickie. 

Swift and Straight 

Sped the sphere that struck Skit, the skillful 
shortstop, on the finger. Dire and dreadful was 
the pain resulting therefrom. Large and Black 
was the bruise that quickly appeared on the in- 
jured member. Instant was the cure so wonder- 
fully wrought by one application of 



Broken Bones and Ingrowing Bumps. 

"THE most aggravated cases of "bellows," 
whether of man or beast, are instantly cured 
by a single dose of Languid I. Joebills KNOCK- 


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Hay" had it not been for grass. Prolific "hay 
seed" in unlimited quantities. 

Apply to J. WALKER MOORE. 

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h. g. Mcdowell. 

A Treatise on Binocular Vision 



A "lengthy" discourse upon the synonymous 
relation between an opera glass and a vinaigrette. 
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combination, one of the most reliable firms in the 
county for literary productions. 

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I can heal most any ailment of the human body. 
Provided: I am caught when not busy or thinking 
about something more important. I have no time 
which you can call your own. or which I can call 
leisure, except on the train between Davidson and 
Charlotte; so if you want to consult me about your 
physical welfare you had better come and go to 
Charlotte. Please do not disturb me if I am 
engaged in reading the Gasometer or conversing 
with Capt Tom Rowland. 


When I Am Not Otherwise Engaged. 


W. P Mills, '03 - 

H. H. Caldwell, '03 - 

R. D. Dickson, '04 


W. P. Mills, Chairman 

H. H. Caldwell 

R. D. Dickson 

R. D. Daffin 

P. P. Brown 
W. M. Dunn 

H. A 

H. A. Knox 
W. S. Patterson 


H. H. Caldwell, Ch'm'n. 

Eiblr ©tirim 
W. W. Arrowood 


D. Kerr H. F. Beaty 

R. D. Dickson, Ch'm'n. W. 

ifl nummary 

M. Dunn C. A. 


W. F. O'Kelley 


P. P. Brown, Chairman 

R. D. Dickson 

D. W. McIver 

W. M. Dunn, Chairman 




M. L. McKinnon 

H. A. Knox, Chairman 

R. H. Adams 


W. E. Cooper 

W. S. Patterson, Chairman 

E. D. Carr 

M. L. McKinnon 

R. D. Daffin, Chairman 

A. R. McQueen 

L. W. White 

H. A. Johnston, Chairman 

J. H. McLelland 

Ball (Campaign 
R. T. Gillespie 

W. T. Thompson 

W. T. Gibson 

C W. Ervin 





Paul P. Brown 


W. H. Kirkpatrick 
D. W. McIver 

P. S. Easley 
W. E. Cooper 

A. R. McQueen 
J. 0. Mann 

J. A. Mawhinney 
Second Tenor 

A. P. Hassell 
Second Bass 

A. A. McDonald 

W. T. Bailey 

P. P. Brown 
J. S. Bailey 

T. J. Hutchison 
M. A. Thompson 

W. H. Harris 
B. R. Smith 

So a i^mgrr 

Didst thou catch the skylark's gift 

Thus to soar 
On song's pinions strong and swift 

To heaven's door ? 
Or did some sweet seraph, singing 

In compassion 
Drop for thee those high notes ringing 

In a fashion, 

With a passion 
Earth hath never heard before? 

fugna Jitter (Emus 

LONG JOHN considered that it was 
up to him to see that his younger 
brother keep in the straight and 
narrow path; so every morning he con- 
scientiously kicked Dandy Jim out of bed 
in time for prayers, but he himself always 
turned over for another nap. This was 
continued for so long that at last no one 
expected Long John to go to prayers. 

But on the third day of December, Long 
John awoke of his own accord some time 
before time for the rising bell. He con- 
torted himself into various shapes, and 
tried again and again to woo sleep back to 
his pillow. But though Long John's suc- 
cess in wooing has been phenomenal, yet 
this time sleep refused to respond to his 
gentle entreaties. 

When finally the rising bell began to ring, 
Dandy Jim, at Long John's side, gave a 
long snore and gently opened his big, blue 
eyes. Slowly a look of wonder crept into 
those beauteous orbs, for "Johnnie was 
awake." This could not possibly be his 
brother, and yet it was Long John, for just 
at this moment he began slowly to draw 
into the room the lower extremity of his 
body, which, having become cramped in 
the small room, he had thrust out of the 
window for comfort. Dandy could no 
longer doubt that this was his brother, for 
this was a stunt peculiar to Long John. 

Yes, Long John was actually going to 
prayers. He got up in a dazed kind of a 
way, and began drawing on yard after 
yard of his nether garments. This was the 
most tedious part of the operation, for his 

feet sometimes became confused in the 
winding mazes of the labyrinth that they 
were compelled to pass through ; but it was 
finally completed to his satisfaction. Then 
having quickly finished dressing, he helped 
Dandy to comb down his curls, and to 
arrange the rat under the pompadour that 
the girls had admired so often. It would 
be interesting to know how Dandy got his 
vest buttoned. The details have not yet 
been made public, but it is reported that 
jack screws figure very prominently in the 

As the last bell began to ring, Long John 
and Dandy, being fully dressed, strolled 
over to the chapel, hand in hand, followed 
by a beautiful setter dog that belonged to 
Long John. This intelligent animal had 
never before seen his master up so early, 
and followed to investigate the matter. 
As fate would have it, there was a Soph- 
omore in College who also owned a dog— 
a bull-terrier— and unfortunately this dog 
also followed his master to prayers on this 
particular morning. 

After Dandy had instructed Long John 
as to how to behave in prayers, he led the 
way into the chapel, sank into a seat, and 
was followed by Long John after the latter 
had unfastened his chin from one of those 
ornamental pink rafters, which he had not 
looked down upon in time to avoid. 

And now all the students are in their 

seats, the bell has ceased to ring, and Old 

Puss has just announced, "Let us sing 

No. 123." 

Just as these words were spoken, there 

arose near the center of the chapel a 
mighty roar. Immediately everything was 
in confusion. It is reported that Shannon 
turned three somersaults backwards, and 
landed in Wooly's arms, which frightened 
the poor boy so badly that he fainted on 
the spot. Dickie thought that the Mino- 
taur of Grecian Mythology must have come 
back to life, so falling under a seat he be- 
gan to crawl toward the door, being in 
such a hurry that he actually lost a piece 
of talc that he had carried ever since he 
left Biddle. Wooly sprung up on the back 
of a seat to see what all this noise was 
about. It is reported that what he saw 
excited him so that he actually smiled— a 
sure sign that something terrible had hap- 
pened. At any rate he was so excited that 
his tongue refused to speak English, and 
he broke forth into a jabbering mixture 
of Latin and French, "Modo duo canes 
pugnantes, j'ai vu. " 

Dandy Jim thought that some wild ani- 
mal had gotten into the chapel, so he whis- 
pered to Long John, "supposin' that's a 
tiger? I'll give him a very exceedingly 
powerful shock. ' ' With these words Dandy 
began to prepare for the benefit of the 
supposed "tiger" an electric battery by 
touching together in his mouth the ends of 
his pocket knife and a piece of copper wire 
which he happened to have in his pocket. 
By this means Dandy proposed to generate 
1-1000 of a volt of electricity, which he 
thought would surprise that tiger most 
exceedingly much. 

It is with sadness of heart and with the 
greatest reluctance that we relate Tom- 
mie's misfortune, and yet the duty that 
we owe to posterity forces us to do so. 
Tommie tried to go under the seats as 
Dickie had done, but being frightened he 
contorted his face so that his mouth and 

one hair of his mustache became entan- 
gled on the end of the seat in front of him 
and held him in this terrible position. The 
hair, alas, soon pulled out, but the kink in 
his mouth held poor Tommie fast. 

Long John was the only one who seemed 
to have an inkling of what had happened. 
Recognizing a familiar note in that roar, 
he rose — alas, for the ceiling. In his haste 
he had no regard for those new rafters, 
the pride of Puss' heart, and damaged 
them to such an extent that it required an 
expenditure of twenty cents by Old Puss 
in order to repair the injury — this expend- 
iture rendered Old Puss financially defunct 
for two months. Without noticing this 
injury, and being in a hurry, Long John, 
with one stride, stepped over the twenty 
intervening benches and appeared at the 
scene of the conflict. His presentment 
had come true. That bull dog had his dear 
setter by the toe and was holding on with 
vengeful tenacity. Now Long John was 
a man of infinite resources and of great 
courage. Realizing that the time for 
action had come, he seized the bull dog by 
the throat and shook that unfortunate ani- 
mal until it was beyond the power of even 
bull dog tenacity to hold on any longer, 
then with a scornful laugh he threw the 
poor beast from him. 

Now Wooly was still standing on the 
back of the bench, and was watching the 
battle from afar. Unfortunately the bull 
dog, hurled by Long John's mighty arm, 
came straight toward him and struck him 
full on his bald spot. Unable any longer 
to maintain his insecure position, Wooly 
fell forward with such a dreadful cry that 
Bill Joe, roused from his dream, snatched 
up a bloody toy pistol— of Malcome's— and 
roaring dreadfully, sallied forth to kill the 
savage who was disturbing his repose. 

In the meantime quiet was being restored 
in the chapel. Wooly arose, more fright- 
ened than hurt, for he had fallen on the 
bull dog and had sustained no serious 
injury, but the bull dog never smiled again. 
Dickie, when he saw that all danger was 
past, sheepishly crawled from under the 
seats, and having with great difficulty 
relieved Tommie from his horrible predic- 
ament, rushed to see if Bobbie was safe. 
Tommie was almost inconsolable from the 
loss of his whisker, but was finally paci- 
fied by Old Puss who promised him a bottle 

of "Ayers Hair Vigor." Dandy Jim ex- 
tracted his battery from his mouth so 
hastily that he wounded his tongue so that 
he was unable to "supposin" for a week. 
Archie was found in the corner weeping 
bitterly for his mama, but was finally 
comforted by a bottle of ' 'soothing syrup. ' ' 
Long John, indignant at the way his pet 
had been treated, left the hall vowing 
never to return, which vow the Faculty 
and students sincerely hope he will keep 
if he brings any more setters with him. 


Among tlir $\amvB 

As stars look down upon the night, 

Whose beauty they create, 
And smile, not knowing that their smile 

Is half the night's fair state, 

So now you stand with loving gaze 
Fixed on the flower's guise, 

Nor dream that all the beauty there 
Is shining from your eyes. 

Love, would'st thou have my heart ? 

Take it, keep it, make it 

Pure as thou art. 

In every thought I would think of thee. 

My life is thine, my love is free 

To hover 'round thy being, asleep, awake, 

Life's nectar from they smiles I take, 

And live by thoughts of thee. 

Love, would'st thou break my heart ? 
Heal it, keep it, soothe it 
By some gentle art ; 
And every hour I would live for thee 
And a heart's true love give to thee 
To linger when beauty's fair form is gone, 
And life of all but love is shorn — 
The love I gave to thee. 

ji>opl) 3Far?ro?U to S^b Jlmtg 

O'er many a rough and rugged way 

By Greek and Roman sore beset, 
Where Xenophon's ten thousand marched 

Or Caesar and the Galli met ; 

To Tiber where with love and wine 

Sweet Horace sometime made his home ; 

Through monstrous prodigies and wars 
Which (Livy said) took place at Rome; 

To Athens where old Socrates 

His unavailing defense made ; 
Or where the Roman Cicero 

His classic eloquence displayed ; 

O noble steed, swift as the Hinds 

Which on the mountain pastures play, 

Dear pony ! snug upon thy back 
We safe have ridden all the way. 

But now the toilsome journey's done, 

We are no longer forced to ride; 
With joyful heart and careless hand 

We lay thee on the shelf aside. 

O Pegasus and Mercury, 

Steed and interpreter in one, 
We leave thee for a later class — 

Receive our plaudits now : "Well done !" 

(As Told by a Typical Freshman.) 

I AM just a Fresh, and I don't know how to write anything, but they told 
me to write a piece about that reception down at the girls' College, and 
I'm going to try it. Well, I didn't know whether to go to that thing 
or not. To tell the truth, I was a little bit scared to go, but I decided that, 
as I came here to learn, I ought to go down and learn something. Before we 
started I spent much time in making the preparations for the journey. I got 
out my Sunday suit, brushed it good, put in pegs where buttons were miss- 
ing, shined my shoes till my arms ached, and after a great struggle fastened 
on my new four-inch collar and a borrowed red necktie. Then I arranged 
myself before my looking glass and set to work on my unruly locks. While 
I was doing this I heard the other fellows going to the train and decided that 
I had better go too. We all got our tickets; the cars came adashing 'round 
the bend; we got in and were soon rolling on towards that great and un- 
known city. 

After the space of some time, which I spent in trying to think up some- 
thing to say when I got there, the train pulled into a place where there 
seemed to be a lot of houses, and that nigger on the train stuck his head in 
the car and yelled out ' ' Charlotte, ' ' and then my heart began to beat against 
my ribs, for I knew we were nearing our journey's end. I had already made 
up my mind that I would follow the crowd and do like they did, so when 
the train stopped we piled out on the ground and went and got in a kind of 
a car that didn't seem to have any way to get along; but after a bit the man 
at the end turned a crank, something started to buzzing and, sure enough, 
we were moving up the middle of the road. Nobody else seemed surprised 
at this caper and I kept my mouth shut. After a bit we stopped again and 
got out, but I ain't going to tell what all I saw, for I couldn't do it if I tried. 
I had heard lots about the big cities, but this beat all. 

Well, we stayed around here awhile, and I strained my eyes gazing at 
the wonderful sights until somebody said it was time to go, and we went. 

When I got around there and I looked in and saw them, my heart failed 
me, and I wished that I was back working on Long John's Math. But then, 
says I, I bought my ticket and came all the way, and I'm going to take her 
in or bust, so I followed in like a sheep to the slaughter. 

The first place we went in was a room where people were standing 
around sorter in a circle. The most of them were women, with just two or 
three men scattered about. I had to go the circuit and shake hands with 

the whole lot of them. I told the first one my name and each one of them 
told the next one and me who we both were, and every one of them told me 
how pleased or happy or glad they were to meet me, and I got to thinking 
how they happened to know anything about me, but anyhow, I am glad that 
I made them all happy. I tried to study out who they all were, and at last 
decided that some of them were teachers and the rest of them — I don't know 
yet who they were. 

When I had got through with this lot I went out in the big hall that had 
in it the most women I ever saw, except that time I went to see the circus. 
They were all standing around there jabbering and chattering, and they 
reminded me for the world of a tree full of English sparrows — but you know 
that's a way women have, anyhow. I looked around to size up the crowd, 
and says to myself that some of them must be used to a cold climate, for it 
wasn't very warm weather and some of them had on dresses without any 
sleeves, and that didn't come up around the neck. Its a wonder to me they 
didn't suffer with the croup. I wish I could have loaned them part of my 
collar, for it was choking the tongue out of me. 

Well, I learnt a lot of their names, but forgot everything I had studied 
up to say. 'Twasn't very long before I struck up with a little girl who was 
just according to my notion. Somehow she didn't 
scare me like the rest I had seen, so I made up my 
mind that I would try to talk some to her. We went 
over in the corner and sat down, and once in a while 
she would say something and I would say, "Yes." I 
couldn't think of anything else, so I said, "I'm a 
Fresh, what are you? " She smiled and said, "I'm a 
Fresh, too." This made me like her still more, for I 
felt that we had this much in common. 

After a while I asked her if she had ever milked a 
cow, and she said, "Yes," and I liked her still more, 
and we got started to talking all right. Then she 
asked me if I wouldn't go in and get some frappay. 
I didn't know what to say now, for I heard something like pay, and remem- 
bered that I didn't have but three cents left when I bought my ticket. I 
thought maybe she wanted me to take her in and treat, so I said, "Yes," 
and we went in and got some without any pay. It was good, and I felt 
much relieved. 

While we were doing around in here I stepped on one of those floor- 
sweeping dresses, and was about to pull it off. The girl who was wearing 
it turned around and looked awful hard at me. I didn't know what to say, 
but I did some hard thinking. 

Well, we went out again where the big mob was, and some mean some- 
body come along and took my little girl away from me and gave me another 
one that I didn't like near so much. She said, "Let's go to the dining- 
room." This was music in this sinner's ear, so we went out and sat down at 
one of the little tables. They brought us in some cake and some of the 
curiousest ice cream I ever saw. Some of it was reddish looking and some 
of it was the color of black-jack dirt, but all of it tasted fine and I ate it and 
it didn't poison me. 

While we were sitting there I said that the floor looked awful smooth 
and slick, and she said, " We have Germans here," and I said, " We haven't 
any Germans in our College, as I know of, but there are some Dutchmen." 
She kinder laughed then, but I never did find out what the German girls had 
to do with the floor being slick. Maybe she meant that they scrubbed it off 
nice and clean for the occasion. 

Then we went out of here and into the crowd again. One of them asked 
me if I was coming down to see Julius Caesar when he was there. I said I 
reckoned not, I didn't know he was coming, and all the time I was thinking 
that old Caesar was dead long ago and in the place I had wished him when I 
read his Gallic Wars. If he is still alive I hope he won't take a fool notion 
to write any more about his wars. 

I wanted to see my little girl again, but couldn't find her anywhere. 
After awhile I got free from all of them and thought I would rest a bit, so 
I went out the door and 'round on the step in the dark. I sat down and 
thought over what I had seen and heard. After awhile I heard somebody 
else come out, and looking around I saw one of the fellows and a girl come 
out and sit down not far from me. The girl was sitting near the edge, and 
I thought there might be some danger that she would fall off and hurt her- 
self, and I suppose that fellow with her thought so too, for after awhile he put 
his arm around her like he was trying to keep her from falling. Pretty soon 
Dickey and one of the ladies that I shook hands with, came out there, and 
the boy and girl went back in right quick and I thought I had better do 

I went back in and one of the girls said we would go and hear the Pro- 
fessor play on the fine new organ. We went in the big hall and the old fel- 
low got up there on the platform and began to make all kinds of noise. 
Sometimes he made a fuss like a jug full of bumble-bees and then he would 
make it sound like a bawling cow. The organ looked little and common, 
but up behind it there was a lot of pretty big tubes and horns. I never did 
find out what they used them for. 

When I went back I spied my little girl, and it wasn't long till we were 
together again. We got off by ourselves and talked about going fishing, 
hunting guinea-nests, wading in the branch and all such things. I don't 

know how being in love feels, but somehow I felt so happy seated beside 
the little dear, and wished I could sit there and talk to her for a whole day 
at a time. 

Well, I could tell lots more about my trip, but my tale is long enough 
now. 'Twasn't any time till we had to leave, and I told them good-bye, and 
now I am back here at Davidson. Somehow I can't study right for thinking 
about that sweet little girl. On every page of my book I see her picture. 
Last night I dreamt that I had gone down to that College again, and just as 
I saw her coming to meet me the clanging of that cussed bell woke me up. 

Sometimes I climb alone up on the cupola and gaze away in the distance 
toward Charlotte, while in my mind I see the smiling face of my little brown- 
eyed girl. I wonder now if she ever thinks of me. 

A Freshman, 


Asleep it lies between the hills 

That fold it in on every side; 
The lakelet's bosom feels no thrills 

Like those — they long ago have died — 
That it felt when the summer breezes kissed 
From its smiling face the morning mist. 

We walk together, you and I, 

Along these paths so long ago, 
While singing birds made harmony 

With murmuring waters whispering low ; 
Then you seemed a sprite of the love-filled air, 
And my heart was as light as you were fair. 

But now I walk the paths alone, 

In evening's dusk. The starlight's gleam 
Through wind-swept branches shimmers down 
Upon the lake asleep, a dream; 
And the starlight's gleam on its bosom fair 
Seems its dream of you reflected there. 



laiifaann (ftljht £>gmpli0ny 

Some think it is more preferable a " rubber-neck " to be— 
That one should strive with all his might to see what he can see, 
But we believe that nature meant for no man's tongue to lag, 
And so we go our daily round as " Chewers of the Rag." 

C. L. Black Drum Major 

G. M. Wilcox Gas Generator 

Dr. W. J. Martin Ringtail Roarer 

McCallie --.--... Sounding Brass 

H. Irwin - Tinkling Symbol 

Dr. C. R. Harding ----- Persistent Prattler 

W. H. DuBose ----- Blower of the Big Bazoo 

Knox Morse 

J. B. Brown DeGraffenreid i 

r,_.„ ,, T , r - - - Tiresome Tooters 

Craig McKeithan 

Hill H. T. Mills 

Jim Lee Sloan ) 

S. C. Scofield } Cantares in Urbe 

3?am0UH Jfatoraitmt of Jarulty iflUinrumltefi 

Henry Louis 

Chief Tack-Lifter III 

Dickey Harding \ Wj 

Big Toe Stumper 

Bill Joe, the Roarer 

Lullaby Singer llfi 

Wooly Grey 

Great Kid Spanker 

Tommie Harrison 

Supreme Face-Maker 

Applicants for 
+J Membership 

*- Long John 
V n -5?' Arch Currie 

Parson Knox 

Member in Urbe, Dr. Strohecker (Religious Advisor) 

Confederation Songs and Music: 

"Rock-a-bye Baby, sleep Baby, sleep." 
"Please go 'way and let me sleep." 
"Ain't it a shame? " 
"Off in the stilly night." 
"Mosquito Parade." 

Motto: Rip Van Winkle was a lucky man. 




In session from 7:30 a. m. until 11:30 p. m. 
Place of Meeting— Anywhere and everywhere. 

Dr. Harrison 
Dr. Douglas 
Dr. Harding 
Dr. Grey 
Holtzclaw - 

Systematic and Eternal Borer 

Good Ail-Around Auger Turner 

Medium Sized but Thorough Borer 

Swift and Sure Grinder 

Trash Remover 

Bit Greasers 

McLaughlin Tucker 

Brown, J. B. 

Block Holders 

Black, C. L. 

Motto — Grease your bit, and set it right, 
Turn it fast from morn till night. 

Yell — Rip, rah, re! Who are we? 

Borers, borers, professionally. 

Rub-a-dub, Rub-a-dub, 

We are members of the Auger Club! 

g>mtB nf i^olmium 

'Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her 
seven pillars."— Proverbs 9:1. 

Gillespie, R. T., Junior 

Mills, W. P. - 


Mills, H.T. 

Daffin - 

Johnston, H. A. 


Personification of Wisdom 

Imparter of Knowledge 

Literal Sophomore 

Premature Brilliance 

Southern Sage 

Ministerial Light 

The Youthful Paragon 



R. S. Johnston - Supreme Juice Squirter 

A. L. Mills Great Plug Biter 

H. E. McMuRRAY .... Champion Weed Grinder 

J. W. CURRIE .... Long Distance Spitter 

H. Mills Tag Collector 

R. K. TlMMONS Quid Sucker 

Bailey, J. S. Baby Member 

Minor Squirters 

DeGrapfenreid Thurston 

Kirkpatrick Johnston, H. A. 

Butler Morrow 

Ray McQueen 

Rowan Blue 

McLaughlin, Champion beat (unanimous) 
In Facultate 
Col. Brewin Hiram Potts Long John Bill Joe 

Honorary Alumnus Member 
Alumni Orator - 

Peter-the-Great Gourdvine 
Pap Clegg 

aty? (Haltrn (Unrnpatuj 






Johnston, R. S., 

Bailey, J. S., - 



Rogers, F. M. 


First Lieutenant 

Second Lieutenant 

First Sergeant 

Second Sergeant 

- - - - Corporal 



- Driller of Awkward Squad 



Currie, J. W., 
E. B. Carr. 

(On account of religious principles) 
Raw Recruit 
J. W. McNeill 



(§ur (EmtHoltoateo flkimbmattmt of QJurtous 

W. P. Mills 
Bill Joe 
Long John 
Dandy Jim 
Henry Louis 
Wooly ... 
Gillespie - 

Stearns ... 
Knox ... - 
DuBose ... 
Penick - 
W. P. Sprunt - 
M. A. Thompson 
B. R. Smith (ex-teller) 


- Correcting Fresh essays — "et cetera" 

Easing his conscience 

Shedding his blood for Fresh 

Losing sleep 

Very exceedingly good English 

Riding on the train 

Leg pulling for book bills 

Surplus energy 

Managing the College 

- Furnishing light for the College 

- " Looking across the way" 

Making punctuality roll 

Combing his wavy locks 

Advertising Ayer's Hair Vigor 

Shooting— off his lip 

Cornering the leather market 

Looking for a wife to cheer his lonely life 

Taking anti-fat 

Free ride to Mt. Mourne and return 

- Wearing out chair cushions 

Looking pretty 
Presiding over Fresh class 

J. W. McNeill Truthfulness 

Croswell .... Holding hands— five cents worth 

Big Symphony - Discoursing sweet (?) music 

Spratt Reading "The Lantern" 

Harrison ------ Enlightening the nations 

Guy -------- Running his mouth 

Ives -------- Shattering mirrors 

®Jje ®ram (foto 


McLelland - 



Mills, H. T. 







Passenger Inspector 

- Hot-Box Cooler 

Truck Tender 

Baggage Supervisor 

Head-Light Examiner 

Brake Tester 

Sand-Box Investigator 

Mail-Bag Snatcher 

Hand-Car Shover 


Truck Riders 

Section Gang 

( Headquarters at Mt. Mourne. ) 

McDavid, Foreman James, H. Croswell 

P EN ick McLaughlin James, A. L 

Tom Sparrow, Spare Hand 

Whenever is heard a train-bell ring, 

Or else a whistle blow ; 
Then straightway throw down everything 

And to the station go. 


®ij? Court of Utaoaria 

' 'Know all ye whom these presents concern : 

I, Ananias II, Rex, having subdued your former sovereign, Pseudosius 
V, do hereby proclaim myself rightful monarch of this flourishing kingdom 
and the champion of truth and righteousness. By this be it known that all 
those who refuse to acknowledge my sovereignty and power will be dealt 
with as traitors to their fatherland." 

®l)r (Enurt 

Ananias II, Rex - - - - - - - T. H. DeGraffenreid 

Prince of Mendacia J. W. McNeill 

Lord of Munchausenborough R. S. Johnston 

Minister Extraordinary Plenipotentiary - - Henry Louis Smith 

Keeper of The Grand Seal J. W. Currie 

Recorder of Facts M. A. Thomson 

Court Interpreter F. K. Spratt 

Court Jester J. W. Moore 

Herald R. I. McDavid 

Court Physician - - T. G. Kell 




Courtiers - 


A. R. McQueen 


A. L. Mills 






(Ulje Nrrbe IRartea 

Music hath power to soothe the savage breast, 
but discord— Lord preserve us ! 

Organized for the uplifting of humanity and the promotion of harmony. 

Brown, P. P. Howler of the First Order 

Easley Howler of the Second Order 

Yaergan Disreputable Brayer 

Hutchison - Discordant Screamer 

Thompson, M. A. Brokendown Squatter 

Philips Sweet (?) Singer of Israel 

Bain - Hideous Screecher 

Harrison Neverintime Sopalto 

Cooper Baneful Bawler 

Arrowood Incessant Disturber 

Mawhinney Saintly Snorter 

McIver Perpetual Shrieker 

Mann -, r Harris 

Bailey, J. S. Knox 

Blue Ceaseless Chanters Hassel 

Kirkpatrick J Smith 

We are sorry to announce that this organization is now extinct. Although man is a 
long-suffering animal, human endurance is limited ; and, as a consequence thereof, the 
harrowing wail of the Nerve Rackers is heard no more forever. — Ed. 

Spratt Eminent Supreme Loafer 

Kerr Supreme Loafer 

McDavid Eminent Loafer 

GORRELL Guardian of the Treasury 

Savage - Sergeant-at-Arms 

Sprunt, W. P. - - - Chairman of Cushion Committee 
McLelland ... Chairman of Spotting Committee 

Inactive Members 

Sprunt, T. P. Mills, A. L. Daffin McKinnon 

Cannon Bailey, J. S. Black, C. L. Campbell 

McNeill, Ruff Tucker Hough 

McLaughlin Morrow Hill Adams 


Note:— The duties of Secretary being so arduous, no member could be induced to 
undertake the work. The E. S. L. appoints one pro tern. 


Minutes of Regular Meeting, Nov. 26, 1902 

House called to order at 7 p. m. by the E. S. L. Roll call. The last 
acting secretary having stated that he had not had time to make a record 
of the preceding meeting, there were no minutes read. The regular exer- 
cises being finished, the house was then, according to the usual custom, 
thrown open to general business and relaxation. When each member had 
assumed his favorite position, "Mooney" arose and harangued as follows: 
"0 Eminent Supreme Loafer, it is with a feeling of the most profound joy 
and gratitude that I would remind the brethren that a holiday is near at 
hand. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and let us make it truly a day of thanks- 
giving and rest—" Here the speaker was interrupted with a unanimous 
cry of approval. W. P. Sprunt endeavored to respond, but proved unequal 
to the exertion. 

A few minutes were spent in blissful anticipation of the joys of the 
morrow, but when Daffin, with doleful countenance that ill-contrasted with 
the poetical expression that usually adorns his features, spake his fellow 
loafers thusly : 

"Have done with your shouting, this one holiday 
Will flee like a shadow and soon pass away; 
But list, fellow members, and know by this rhyme: 
Examinations will come in a fortnight's time," 

Their joy was quickly changed to groans of despair; while the presiding 
officer lifted up his voice and wept, which was a most surprising proceeding, 
since he had never before been known to lift up anything at all. This dem- 
onstration, requiring too great an expenditure of energy, quickly subsided, 
and "Jeff," South Carolina's bard, with beaming visage, responded to 
Florida's laureate as follows: 

"Away, dear friends, with all this repining, 
For behind the dark cloud is the silvery lining; 
Why think of our labors in Latin and Greek, 
When Christmas will come on the following week ?" 

The cheering which greeted this brilliant rejoinder awoke "Rusty" from a 
troubled sleep, who, on being aroused, related to the assembly how his slum- 
bers had been disturbed by a horrible dream, in which it seemed that he 
was far away in a strange country, where each man was compelled to wear, 

every Sunday, a shirt and collar, and also to polish his shoes once a month. 
Wiping the cold perspiration from his forehead, he thanked them most 
heartily for awakening him just before the time arrived for donning the 
dreaded shirt. 

After these disturbances the assembly again settled down into repose, 
Black taking his customary position, the end of his right ear firmly clasped 
between his molars. 

Under the head of general business, Tom Sprunt made the following 
proposal : ' '0 most worthy chief, I wish to nominate for honorary member- 
ship to our illustrious order a man who is possessed of all those admirable 
traits which qualify one for admittance to our ranks. His dooless ability is 
all that could be wished for and, though he falls a little short in regard to 
the sitmore requirements, yet he errs on the right side, for his watchword 
is 'sleep, sweet sleep.' I refer, gentlemen, to a friend of long standing, the 
fruitless hunter of the wily quail. " At this juncture McKinnon, who had 
begun to have some inkling as to whom the speaker was referring, raised 
his voice in strenuous opposition, on the ground that the proposed candidate 
had shown himself capable of entertaining hostile feelings toward certain 
ones of the brethren. In spite of this objection, however, the candidate, 
because of his unusual fitness, was elected, and the name of "Long John," 
was duly inscribed upon the roll-book. 

Reports of committees were then heard. The Spotting Committee 
reported that after long and tedious calculation they had arrived at the 
conclusion that on the coming examinations "Dickie" would request that 
glukus be declined in full; while "Wooly" would undoubtedly ask for 
constructions in the sentence: "The barber had his legs broken." The 
chairman of the Spotters kindly advised the brothers to be sure to remem- 
ber that in this sentence the word "broken " always stood in the ablative 
singular of the first declension; while "legs" was put in the pluperfect 
infinitive of the seventh conjugation. 

The Lookout Committee stated that there would be three holidays after 
Christmas, and that " Dandy Jim " would probably before many days be 
laid up with the gout. 

When these announcements had been heard, McDavid, ever a staunch 
and loyal member of the organization, suggested that the chair instruct the 
secretary to read, for the edification of certain misguided Freshmen, the 

preamble to the Constitution and some of the By-Laws, which, through igno- 
rance, they had been guilty of violating. But the Eminent Supreme Loafer 
demurred on the ground that he was tired, and the meeting was accordingly 


F 'V K \ PoLt to p^oLI. 

^tattsttrs for (Jpmps atto Qkattka 

Average Age— Nineteen. 

Height— Five feet, nine inches. 

Weight — One hundred and forty-two pounds. 

Size Hat— Seven. 

Size Shoe— Seven. 

Smoke— Yes, twenty-six per cent. ; no, seventy-four per cent. 

Chew— Yes, seventeen per cent. ; no, eighty-three per cent. 

Drink Intoxicants— Yes, nine per cent. ; no, ninety-one per cent. 

Use Profanity— Yes, twenty-three per cent.; no, seventy-seven per cent. 

Wear Glasses— Yes, eighteen per cent.; no, eighty-two per cent. 

Yearly Expenses— Average, $262. 

Chosen Profession— Yes, fifty-five per cent. ; no, forty-five per cent. ; Ministry, twenty- 
two per cent. ; Medicine, thirteen per cent. ; Law, eight per cent. ; Banking, Elec- 
tricity, Teaching and Scattering. 

Time of Retiring— Eleven-thirty. 

Number of Prayers Missed Per Month— One. 

Use Pony— Yes, seventy per cent. ; no, thirty per cent. 

Number of Books Read This Year— Ten. 

Ever Been Engaged— Yes, twenty per cent.; no, eighty per cent. 

Fathers' Profession— Farmer, thirty-five per cent.; merchant, twenty-two per cent.; 
minister, nineteen per cent.; banker and doctor, ten per cent., each. 

Favorite Study— Math., twenty-eight per cent. ; Bible, twenty per cent. ; Latin and French, 
fourteen per cent., each; Chemistry, ten percent.; Greek, eight percent.; Physics- 
six per cent. 

Favorite Style Literature— Fiction, sixty per cent.; Romance, twenty-three per cent.; 
Poetry and History, seven per cent., each; Biography, three per cent. 

Favorite Author— Scott, twenty-four per cent.; Mary Johnston, fourteen per cent.; 
Shakespeare, nineteen per cent. ; Page, twelve per cent. 

Favorite Professor— Grey, forty-two per cent. ; Douglas, J. M., thirty per cent.; Hard- 
ing, ten per cent. ; Martin, eight per cent. ; Shearer and Harrison, five per cent, 
each; Douglas, J. L. and Curry, two per cent., each. 

Ugliest Man— Ives, sixty-five per cent.; McNeill, sixteen per cent.; Brown, P., fourteen 
per cent. ; Smith, eight per cent. 

Wittiest Man — McQueen, twenty-six per cent.; Easley, nineteen per cent. ; Curry, J., 
eleven per cent. ; Moore, J. W., sixteen per cent. ; Johnston, H., nine per cent. 

Biggest Loafer— McLaughlin, thirty-seven per cent., Black, nineteen per cent.; Hill> 
fourteen per cent. 

Laziest Man — Sprunt, W., seventy-nine per cent. ; McLaughlin, twelve per cent. 

Most Influential— Caldwell, sixty-three per cent.; Dunn, ten per cent.; Daffin, nine per 
cent.; Mills, W. P., five per cent. 

Best Man Morally— Mawhinney, seventy-six per cent.; Dickson, twenty-two per cent. 

Best Football Player— Kirkpatrick, fifty-four per cent.; Fetzer, thirty-one per cent.; 
Hutchison, fourteen per cent. 


Biggest Lady Killer— Patterson, thirty-three per cent. ; Morse, nineteen per cent. ; Knox, 

thirteen per cent. ; DuBose, nine per cent. ; McLelland and Shannon, nine per cent. 

Most Skillful Pony Rider— McMurray, twenty per cent.; Smith, H., fifteen percent.; 

Butler, Kerr, Wilds, Thompson, M. A., Baily, W. T., DuBose, seven per cent., each. 
Most in Love — Abernethy, thirty per cent. ; Dismukes, twenty per cent. ; Knox, fourteen 

per cent. ; DuBose, eleven per cent. 
Greatest Bore — Beaty, twenty per cent. ; McLaughlin, sixteen per cent. ; Berryhill, seven 

per cent. ; Brown, J. B., sixteen per cent. ; Dismukes, nine per cent. ; Hill, seven 

per cent. 
Most Faithful Follower of Ananias— Dismukes, thirty-five per cent.; Rankin, F. W., 

fifteen per cent.; Smith, B. R., nine per cent.; Tucker, twelve per cent.; Morrow, 

eight per cent. 
Hardest Student— White, seventy-eight per cent. ; Cornelson, eight per cent. ; Williams, 

seven per cent. 
Best Writer— Curry, forty-two per cent.; Caldwell, thirty per cent.; McQueen, eighteen 

per cent. ; Adams, twelve per cent. 
Greenest Man— Hay, twenty-nine per cent. ; Wilkes, twenty-nine percent. ; Moore, J. W., 

sixteen per cent. ; Phillips and Carter, seven per cent., each. 
Most Boastful Man — McCallie, twenty-four per cent.; James, H., nineteen per cent. ; 

Brown, J. B., sixteen per cent.; Mills, H., eleven per cent.; Paddison, nine per 

cent. ; Nicholson, seven per cent. 
Cheekiest— McCallie, forty-three per cent. ; Paddison, fifteen per cent. ; Gillespie, eight per 

cent.; Brown, J. B., Nicholson, VanLandingham, Hill, Cooper, Rogers, B. M., 

McKeithan, five per cent., each. 
Most Popular Man — Dunn, forty-five per cent.; Caldwell, twenty-six per cent.; Kirkpat- 

rick, fifteen per cent.; Mills, A. L. and Brown, P. P., four per cent., each. 
Most Intellectual— Kerr, forty-one per cent. ; Caldwell, twenty-five per cent. ; Currie, 

thirteen per cent.; Daffin, eleven per cent.; Mills, W. P., seven per cent.; Brown, 

three per cent. 
Best All-Round Athlete— Kirkpatrick, fifty-two per cent.; Hutchison, twenty-four per 

cent. ; Fetzer, eighteen per cent. 
Best Baseball Player— Bailey, J. S., fifty-three per cent.; Wilcox, thirty-one per cent.; 

Harris, seven per cent. 
Biggest Wire Puller— Gillespie, fifty-two per cent.; Timmons, twenty per cent.; McMur- 
ray, thirteen per cent. ; Daffin, twelve per cent. 
Most Conceited— Mills, W. P., forty-two per cent.; Bailey, J. S., nine per cent.; McCal 

lie, seven per cent. ; Harrison and Johnston, six per cent. , each. 
Handsomest Man — Johnston, R., eighty-one per cent.; Bailey, six per cent. 
Average Hours in Study Daily — Five. 

Average Hours in Recreation Daily— Two and one-quarter. 
Biggest Eater — Barne's, Hutchison; Morrow's, Dandy Jim; Heilig's, Stearns; Stire- 

walt's, Ruff; Brady's, Johnston, R. and Torrence; Sloan's, McDavid; Vinson's, 

Erwin, E. J. ; Wells', McCall. 


Of those whom we have honored by a mention in these grinds, 
May no one be offended by what he herein finds ; 
The whole thing is a joke, you know, so when the laugh's on you 
Just take it very gracefully, if it be false or true. 

' Let me sleep on and do not wake me yet." — Butler 

' I shall always be a kid."— F. W. Rankin 

'Ye auburn locks, ye golden curls. "— W. T. Bailey 

'A singular, angular fellow. "— H. B. Smith 

' If he had been a dog that should have howled thus, they should have 

hanged him." — Symphony 
' In sooth 'tis a fair mouth — one that Venus formed for her own kiss- 
ing."— TOMMIE 
' The good are heaven's peculiar care."— McLaughlin 
' Let Hercules himself do what he may, 

The cat will mew, the dog will have his day." — SOPHOMORES 
' You may beat your pate and fancy wit will come, 

Knock as you please there's nobody at home."— COOPER 
' The fattest hog in Epicurus' sty." — Lentz. 
' We that are true lovers run into strange capers. ' ' — ABERNETHY 
' Nay, I shall ne'er beware of mine own wit, till I break my shins 

against it. " — Spratt 
' Forbear and eat no more." — C. Peirce 


" Your looking glass will tell you what none of your friends will." 

— M. A. Thompson 
" He's a very exceedingly small little object, with a girth exceedingly 

large. "—Dandy Jim 
" He loosens and lets down his jaw, 

Then brings it up the rag to chaw. "— WILCOX 
"Give thy thoughts no tongue. "— CROSWELL 
" Meet it is that I set it down, that a man may smile, and smile, and 

be a villain."— T. Peirce 
" Ma, may I be a dude ?" — McKeithan 
" The hairs of his head are numbered. "— Hassel 

" One of the few immortal names that were not born to die. "— Penick 
"Now say, boys, don't you think I'm pretty?" — Morse 
"In simplicity and freshness he's a perfect child. " — Wilkes 
" In truth he is but an infant wearing trousers." — J. B. Brown 
" Large be his footprints on the sands of time." — Stearns 
" Behold what a weariness it is." — Examinations 
"Don't put too fine a point to your wit, for fear it should get blunted." 

"What a sweep of vanity comes this way." — O'Kelley 
" My voice is ragged; I know I cannot please you." — Hutchison 
" His high top, bald with dry iniquity." — Wooly 
"O, I die for food." — DICKSON 
" I think he be transformed into a beast, for I can nowhere find him 

like a man." — Clark 
"What fool is this." — J. W. Moore 
"His leg is but so so." — P. P. Brown 
' ' One swallow does not make a summer, 

But one Martin makes many a fall." — CHEMISTRY CLASS 
" By my troth I was looking for a fool when I met you. " — Rich ARDSON 
"Then is there mirth in heaven." — Chapel Choir 
"Green indeed is the color of lovers." — C. W. Erwin 
"Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in a book." — HOUGH 
" Young gentleman, your spirits are too bold for your years." — H. Irwin 
"Come, come, wrestle with thine affections." — Wagner 
"O unhappy youth, come not within these walls; within this roof the 

enemy of all your graces lives." — Physical Laboratory 
"O, that I were a fool." — Dismukes 

"From morn till noon they fell."— Bain, Campbell and DuBose 
"At need a lord of lies." — Tucker 
"Perched, and sat, and nothing more." — W. Sprunt 
" Hairs of my youth, 

Ye are frosted and gray." — McDavid 
" Here at least we shall be free."— Fresh at Cornelius 
" Long is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light. "—Education 
" Spirit of beauty, where art thou gone?"— Ives 
" And singing still doth soar, and soaring ever singest. "— Yeargan 
" What thou art we know not." — Denton 

"O, how could thy notes flow in such a chrystal stream?" — Harrison 
" So sweet the blush of bashfulness. "— Weatherly 
" He found the blessedness of being little." — Bonnoitt 


' This lamb plays always; he knows no better." — R. R. Hall 

' Thoroughly rooted and of woundrous height." — VanLandingham 

' The ladies call him sweet."— McNeill 

' Hath somewhat of the savage beast. ' ' — Savage 

'Where none will sweat but for promotion. "—Football Field. 

' Good at a fight. "— Stirew alt 

' For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die. "—Craig 

' Comb down his hair— Look! Look! It stands upright. " — Gillespie 

' Sweet bird that shunnest the noise of folly, 

Most musical, most melancholy. "— Roseborough 
' He hath a face like a benediction."— Mawhinney 
'Prettiest thing in the world. "—WOOD 
' It is a great pity to be too handsome a man. "— McAlily 
' A little, round, fat, oily man. "—Team 
' How softly sounds the voice of a woman. "—Wilds 
' A simple child that lightly draws its breath. "—Lacy 
'A hungry, lean-faced villain."— Carr 

' My bones wax old through my roaring all the day. "—Bill Joe 
' Too fresh to eat; too green to keep; throw it away." — Taylor 
'Thy hair, sweet sir, is lovlier than the dawn. "—Adams 
' So he standeth next to none 

In getting off a beastly pun. "—Dickie 
' I pray you do not fall in love with me, 

For I am falser than the vows made in wine. ' ' — McIver 
' The restless tongue bespeaks an empty head. "— McCallie 
' Not pretty but massive." — Fetzer 
'We're most of us liars; we're 'arf of us thieves; 

And the rest of us green as can be." — Fresh Class 

I T I 

Title Page 5 

Frontispiece 7 

Dedication 8 

John Peter Munroe 11 

Board of Editors Quips and Cranks 12 

Davidson College Faculty 19 

Quips and Cranks of the Past 22 

General Davidson 25 

Campus View 27 

Senior Class 30 

Ahmed's Way (Poem) 46 

Junior Class 48 

Sophomore Class 56 

A Fancy (Poem) 61 

Flower of Catawba (Poem) 62 

Freshman Class 64 

Living Green 70 

Voices of Spring 72 

N. C. Medical College 73 

Intras Umbras (Poem) 84 

Senior Medical Prophecy 85 

Just as Soon as Xmas Comes 88 

Medical College Statistics 89 

Rhapsody (Poem) 90 

Fraternities 91-112 

Campus View 113 

Literary Societies 115-122 

To (Poem) 119 

Lullaby (Poem) 123 

Marshals 124 

Long John's Ride (Poem) 127 

An Old Man's Reverie (Poem) 129 

Typical Senior Eng. Examination.. 130 

Supplement to D. C. Bulletin 131 

Student's Soliloquy 133 

Athletic Department 135 

Richard Oscar McLeod 142 

In Memoriam 143 

College Dream (Poem) 157 

Too Much for the Devil (Poem) ... 160 

Self-Protection or Financial Ruin.. 161 

Magazine Editors 162 

A Beggar (Poem) 165 

Orchestra 166 

Y. M. C. A 169 

Glee Club 170 

To a Singer (Poem) 170 

Pugna Inter Canes 171 

Among the Flowers 174 

Loves Plea 174 

Soph's Farewell to His Pony 

(Poem) 175 

The Reception 176 

Beside the Lake (Poem) 180 

Clubs 181-195 

Statistics : 196 

Grinds 198 

Finis 201 

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Prompt and courteous attention given to all favors 
from College men 

Knox & Brown 


Our Spring Lines of Ap- 
parel are Complete 


As formerly, we are showing this new spring 
season a large and magnificent variety of 

The new display is a representative collection 
of the foremost styles created by the fashionable 
tailors for Young America of the present day. 
All the new creations are here— nothing miss- 
ing. In cloths there are all colors in handsome 
serges, cheviots and other desirable fabrics, 
beautifully made up now displayed for your 

EiL W. HUlhm Glompattij 


Reliable Athletic 

Baseball, Football, Golf, Tennis, 
Track, Lacrosse and Gymnasium 

We deal in the 

Best Quality Goods Only 

and sell at a reasonable price 


Arthur Johnson & Co. 

55 West 42D St., New York City 
Makers of "Davidson College Team Suits 

J. A. White & Co. 



We carry a full and up-to-date line of 

Drugs and 

Druggists' Sundries 

Cigars, Tobacco, 


Prescriptions Filled 

Only the Purest Drugs Used 

Agents for L. E. Waterman & Co.'s 

Fountain Pens 

Southern Railway 
Dining Rooms 










Joe Garibaldi Will Bruns Harry Dixon 

Garibaldi & Bruns 

Hatrljra, liamnnba attfc Srtarlru. 

■1 South Tryon St. ^= 



The Typewriter with 

JThf 'I'muiriU. 

SHjp g>trnngrat, and 

Sb r iBroaurat (tjmiraiitrr 

Ask for 25 reasons why 
J. E. CRAYTON, General Agent 

202 South Tryon Street 




Bell Phone 158 Charlotte Phone 174 

Your Money's Worth 


Candies, Tobacco, Parched Peanuts 




The Popular Corner Store 

My Business is to Sell 
Your Necessity is to Buy 
Your Advantage is to Buy Cheap 



The Tailor 


The Tailor 

Repairing, Fitting, Cleaning 
and Pressing 

All Work Neatly and Promptly Done 



The - Leading - Store - For - You 


That Can be Found in a Complete 

(gpttt'H 3F«rntfil|tng S'tore 

Look Our Stock Over and Pro- 
nounce Your Verdict ::::::: 


General Merchant 



Offices, Sixth Floor Trust Building 

Boys, Patronize 

Charlotte Steam launorp 

Oldest, Largest and Best Equipped 
Laundry in the Carolinas 


Agents in "Davidson 

See our Line of Famous 
"King : : ^^ i 

(fuaimf S? if 2 & 

We have a full line of 

(Sputa* JFurittBtjtng doniiH 

Call and see us, we will do you good 

M. H. Goodrum & Co, 


(§Bmonb 30. larrttun?r (Eo. 


College Annual Builders 
Printers and M anufacturers 

A Corner of Our Office Showing the Signing of 
Contract for This Annual 

"Not better than the best, 
'But better than the rest''''