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TKc d>i>\g stars, tkc glowirvg ligt\t 
All t>icl goocj-tiye to fleei(\g Nigkt. 

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Nor keecl5 tke b^eakirvg of i[\z mort\. 

For kalf af\ kour I sta^cj ar\4 gaze 
At\c| tkl-ougk tl\e cjrcamy n\orrvit\g kazf, 
A souhd of music comes to m^ — 
I li^terx, 'tis tkc ReVeillf. 



To 

fIDr. Xcvin %a\K, Sr. 

Of iBlcn=avm, 36altimorc dc/mf. 

ThLs work i.s ino.st re^pectfullv dedicated (ls a token of our 

e.stecm ciivl apprecicitioiA ot the n^aiuj heiiefits 

.secuivd for ils l)i| l\in\. 



ife of [V^cv^'in iVir^ake, 



LEVIN LAKE, of Glen-arm, Baltimore Co., Md. was born at Cambridge, Md., in 1842. 
He took an active part in the late war, running the blockade in 1861, and entering 
the artillery service in Virginia with the rank of lieutenant, at the close of the war 
he had advanced to the command of all the picket forces from the Spanish Fort to Point 
Clear on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. 

Since then he has been in active business both in New York and Baltimore, standing 
in the foremost rank of influential business men since his advent into business life. 

He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Agricultural College 
in '95 and '96 under Governor Brown, and by his interest in the welfare of old M. A. C. 
has secured for us advantages, which shall never be forgotten. 

It is the lament of every student that he is not still a member of that honorable body. 




i,e;vin lake, sr. 




THK KDITORIAI, BOARD. 



[^)clitopial l;;^ocir5. 



(^oari of (gyditors 



Wm. S. Weedon, Editor-in-Cliief. 



Franklin Sherman, Jr. 

John D. Cronmili.er. 



Gilbert H. Whiteford. 
Grenville Lewis. 



^OQpd of I^aiiQQcrs. 



Garrie K. W. Schenck, Chief Manager. 
Albert S. Gill. Harry Heward. 




d iters' 



^polccjvj. 




'E TAKE great pleasure in modestly offering to the patrons and students of our college the 
Reveille — the result of sincere persistency and untiring efforts on the part of the Class of 
Ninety-seven. 

In the production of an annual ours has been no light task. Foremost among the 
difficulties with which we had to deal was our lack of time, due to circumstances which we 
could not control. Never before in the history of our college had any class conceived 
of this praiseworthy idea ; and so the path to its successful execution was not lighted by 
the never failing lamp of experience. 

As Juniors we first bethought ourselves of this commendable work, and labored with 
honest efforts in behalf of its accomplishment, but failed. 
Upon becoming Seniors, undaunted as we were by the failure of the preceeding year, and still cherishing 
dearly the hope of erecting for ourselves this imperishable monument, we again entered upon the, work with 
renewed vigor, and now feel no little gratification in having accomplished its successful achievement. 

Besides serving to satiate our well-aimed ambition, we hope that the Reveille may awaken such interest 
among our fellow students as to insure the continuance of the work which it has been our great pleasure to 
inaugurate. Furthermore may it reflect deserving credit on our college and lend a helping hand in carrying 
forward its standard of prosperity. 

We wish to express our indebtedness to those members of the alumni who have so kindly responded to 
to our call for aid, and we can but hope that our publication may recall to them fond recollections of the past. 
associated with their stay at old M. A. C. 

We finally entreat leniency on the part of our critics, and trust that they may be able to accord us the 
success which'has been our great ambition to gain, and for which we have striven with unrelenting care and vigor. 




THE MAIN BUII^DING. 



(^hc l^^umjland ^grieuhupal 




BY PRESIDENT R. W. SILVESTER. 



THE Maryland Agricultural College was the 
second technical Agricultural College estab- 
lished in the United States. It owes its 
inception to the wisdom and energy of a party of 
Maryland gentlemen who, recognizing the great 
advantage to agriculture and to the State of such 
provision for scientific training for the sons of 
farmers, petitioned the Legislature in 1856 for an 
act of incorporation of an Agricultural College. 

This petition was met by an act of the General 
Assembly of Maryland, dated March 6, 1856, and 
containing the following general provisions for the 
establishment of a College of Agriculture and a 
Model Farm. That as soon as two thousand shares 
of stock, of the value of $25 a share should be sub- 
scribed for the purpose, the subscribers should be 
incorporated into a company to be known as The 
Maryland Agricultural College. The direction of 
the corporation was to be placed in the hands of 
twenty-two trustees,- to be selected from the stock- 



holders, which Trustees should purchase land and 
cause the necessary buildings to be erected, should 
select a President and Faculty, and generally con- 
trol and direct the affairs of the institution. The 
express purpose of the college was defined to be : 
" To instruct the youthful student in those arts and 
sciences indispensible to successful agricultural pur- 
suit." 

The original charter members of the corpora- 
tion were : James T. Earle, John O. Wharton, 
Nicholas B. Worthington, Charles B. Calvert, George 
W. Hughes, W. W. W. Bowie, Ramsay McHenry, 
J. Carroll Walsh and A. B. Davis. 

The necessary amount of stock was soon sub- 
scribed and the Board of Trustees organized, with 
the Hon. Charles B. Calvert as its first president. 
The matter of the selection of a suitable location 
for the college presented considerable difficulty, 
many estates being considered in different parts of 
the State. After much discussion, the farm of- 



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fcred by Mr. Charles B. Calvert, a part of the 
Riversdale estate in Prince George's County, was 
finally agreed upon. The corner-stone of the col- 
lege building was laid, with appropriate ceremony 
on August 24, 1857. While the building was still 
in process of construction, work was begun upon 
the farm, looking to its preparation for the experi- 
mental work required by the charter to be con- 
ducted upon it. The building was completed in 
the following year, and the college was formally 
opened in October, 1859. Much interest was 
manifested by the people of the State in the enter- 
prise. Endorsements of the plan of work were 
publicly made by business and agricultural organi- 
zations, and valuable contributions to the farm and 
college equipment were received unsolicited from 
private individuals. Among the most generous 
friends of the college should be mentioned Dr. 
William N. Mercer, of New Orleans, whose gifts 
of books and money were of inestimable benefit to 
the college in its youth. 

The first President was Prof. Benjamin Hal- 
lowell, a teacher of reputation in the State and in 
the District of Columbia. He was an able execu- 
tive officer, and served the greater part of two 
years, refusing all compensation for his services. 
The original Faculty of the College consisted ot 



the President, who was also Professor of Mental and 
Moral Philosophy ; Dr. B. Loomis, Professor of 
Ancient and Modern Languages ; Dr. George C. 
Schaeffer, Professor of Agriculture and the Natural 
Sciences ; and Prof H. Dorsey Gough, Professor of 
Mathematics and the Exact Sciences. Each Trus- 
tee was empowered to designate students for ad- 
mission from his own county. Students were to be 
required to perform practical farm work. The 
college thus began its career auspiciously. 

Three years after its opening, in 1862, the 
Congress of United States passed the first act pro- 
viding for the endowment of Agricultural Colleges. 
The fact is worthy of being emphasized here that 
Maryland did not wait for Federal aid in the estab- 
lishment of such an institution, but before the pas- 
sage of the Act of 1862, by the generosity and 
public spirit of her private citizens and the wisdom 
and foresight of her Legislature, had established 
and put into practical operation a college whose 
primary object was to develop her agricultural 
interests by training young men in those depart- 
ments of science which should fit them for the 
successful pursuit of agriculture. Thus the Mary- 
land Agricultural College is not, strictly speaking, 
a " Land-grant College " in its origin, but rather a 
beneficiary of the Land Grant of 1862. 



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By this act every State in which an Agricul- 
tural College was established, or was to be estab- 
lished, received unclaimed Western land to the 
amount ot 30,000 acres for each representative in 
Congress ; the proceeds from the sale of this land, 
in place or scrip, to be invested in Government or 
State bonds paying not less than 5 per cent., as a 
permanent endowment for such College. The Leg- 
islature of Maryland accepted the land so granted, 
in scrip, and designated the Maryland Agricultural 
College as the beneficiary thereof Owing to the 
depressed condition of land values at the time that 
this scrip was sold, 1S65, but comparatively little 
was realized from the sale in all about $112,000. 
This was invested in State bonds, yielding a little 
more than $6,000 per annum in the way of income 
to the college. At the time of the receipt of this 
important addition to its income the college had 
already broadened the sphere of its work, and had 
provided a somewhat elaborate course of instruc- 
tion. While the agricultural features of the course 
were still preserved, considerable attention was 
paid to the literary branches and the classics, and 
the degrees of A.B., A.M. and Ph.B. were conferred. 
But in 1865, the hard times and the unsettled state 
of affairs in Maryland, consequeut upon the Civil 
war, had reduced the attendance at the college and 



brought its finances to so low a point that it was 
found necessary to apply to the State for aid. The 
State came to the assistance of the college, becom- 
ing part owner of the land and property of the 
corporation, binding itself to an annual appropria- 
tion for its support, thus securing the right of 
representation on the Board of Control. Since that 
time several changes have been made in the com- 
position of the Board. At present it is constituted 
as follows. The Governor of the State is ex-officio 
president of the Board ; the other State officers who 
are ex-officio members are the Comptroller, the 
Attorney-General, the President of the Senate and 
the Speaker of the House of Delegates. Besides 
this representation the Governor appoints six visi- 
tors and the stockholders elect five. 

In 1887 Congress passed a second important 
act in aid of the agricultural interests of the States, 
appropriating $15,000 a year for the establishment 
and maintenance of Agricultural Experiment Sta- 
tions. The Maryland Station was located on the 
college farm, and was made a department of the 
college. In 1892 the Board of Trustees so far separat- 
ed it from the college as to put it under a special 
Director, who is directly responsible to the Board. 

Again in 1892 the Federal Government showed 
its disposition to favor the colleges of Agriculture 



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and the Mechanic Arts. By the act of that year a 
sum of $15,000, to be increased by $1,000 each year 
until the sum of $25,000 was reached, was granted 
to each State to be applied to the further equipment 
and support ot the Agricultural and Mechanical 
Colleges. The terms of this act especially designate 
the purposes for which the lund so granted shall 
be used. Its meaning admits of no doubt as to the 
intention of its author, Senator Morrill, of Vermont. 
The primary object of this legislation is the develop- 
ment of the Departments of Agriculture and 
Mechanical Engineering. Maryland, as was the 
case in all the States in which there is a consider- 
able negro population, in order to comply with the 
terms of the Act ot Congress, divided this fund 
between the State Agricult ral College and a some- 
what similar institution for the education of 
negroes. This college is located at Princess Anne, 
on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 

It would be idle in this sketch to relate in detail 
the fortunes of the Agricultural College since its 
beginning in 1858. Like all such institutions it 
has had its periods of reverses and of prosperity. 
At times it has apparently departed widely from the 
intention of its founders. For the last few years, at 
least, its tendency has been to emphasize more and 
more those peculiar branches of education which 



distinguish it from colleges offering a liberal edu- 
cation. 

During the past five years the record of the 
college has been one to which the State can point 
with pride, a fact in no slight degree due to the 
efiforts of Ex-Governor Frank Brown and his asso- 
ciates, who during the entire time of their connec- 
nection with the college, took an active interest in 
its affairs and nobly seconded the efforts of the 
President and the Faculty. This policy, under 
Governor Lloyd Lowndes and his associates is being 
continued, as is evident by the building of a Chem- 
ical Laboratory, the establishment of the Depart- 
ment of Farmers' Institute and the creation of the 
Department of State Entomology. Under such 
favorable auspices the institution must continue to 
grow, and reach a status of being the most import- 
ant factor in the agricultural development of the 
State. During the present administration the at- 
tendance has averaged about 125 students a year. 
There is every reason to believe that this number 
could have been materially increased, but for lack 
of accommodations. 

The curriculum at present embraces five dis- 
tinct courses of instruction: An Agricultural Course, 
a short Winter Agricultural Course, a Scientific 
Course, a Mechanical Course, and a Classical Course. 



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The percentage ot students pursuing the Agricul- 
tural Course compares most favorably with that in 
any Agricultural College in the East, while the per- 
centage of those in the Mechanical Course is greater 
than in most of the Agricultural and Mechanical 
Colleges. The Chemical Department is second to 
none in the State, outside of the University. The 
departments of Biology, of Entomology, of Botany 
and Horticulture and of Physics have been par- 
ticularly objects of a care in development. A well- 
planned and well-equipped Mechanical building 
has been erected, and the course in Mechanical 
Engineering is proving most successful in its results. 
A new building for the Chemical Department, 
which has outgrown its old quarters, has just been 
completed. A large green-house has recently been 
added to the facilities for instruction in the Horti- 
cultural department. 

One prominent feature of the college work is 
the Military department. The students are under 
the control of an officer of the regular Army, and 
are instructed in the manual of arms and the 



maneuvers of the battalion. The Board of Trus- 
tees have recently directed that tlie military work 
of the year be completed by a week of encampment 
of the cadet corps. Physical culture is provided for 
by the maintenance of an excellent gymnasium, 
where regular instruction is given by a Professor 
of Athletics. The College Library, while still small, 
is a most serviceable one, and is well and comfort- 
ably located in the second story of the new Gymna- 
sium building. 

The future of the college will be what the 
people of the State choose to make it. To-day it is 
better prepared to take up the work of education 
along scientific, mechanical and liberal lines where 
the public schools of the State leave off than at any 
other stage of its histor''. Supported in part by 
the State, in part by the Federal Government, it 
owes a duty to each, a duty which it can best per- 
form by living up in spirit as well as in letter to the 
provisions of that charter, the work of its wise and 
far-sighted founders, to which it owes its being. 



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y©Qeuit\j. 



R. W. Silvester, President, 
Professor of Mathematics. 



Richard H. Alvey, Vice-President, 
Professor of English and Civics. 



Clough Overton, ist Lieut., U. S. Cavalrj', Comtnandant of Cadets. 
Professor of Military Science and Tactics. 



W. T. L. Taliaferro, 

Professor of Agriculture. 



James S. Robinson, A.B., 
Professor of Botany. 

H. GwiNNER, 
Professor of Mechanical Engineering. 

H. M. Strickler, a. B., 
Professor of Physical Culture. 



F. P. Veitch, B. S., 
Assistant in Cheniistrj'. 



Martin P. Scott, B. S., M. D., 
Professor of Natural History. 

H. G. Welty, 
Professor of Physics. 

S. S. Buckley, B. S., D.V. S., 
Professor of Veterinary Science. 

H. C. Sherman, B. S., M. S.,* 
Assistant in Chemistry. 



H. B. McDonnell, B. S., M. D., 

Professor of Chemistry. 



Thomas H. Spence, 

Professor of Languages. 

W. G. Johnson, B. S., 
Professor of Entomology. 

Henry T. Harrison, 
Principal of Preparatory Department. 



F. B. Bomberger, B. S., 

.\ssistant in Cheniistrv. 



W. W. Skinner, B. S., 
Assistant in Chemistry. 



J. R. Laughlin, B. S., 

Assistant in Chemistry. 



* Granted leave of absence to pursue special study at Columbia Univcrsitv. 

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Chee liing, chee hing, 

Chee ha! ha! ha! 
Maryland Agricultural College, 

Rah! rah! rah! 



Fee, fie, fo, funi ; 
Bini, bam, bim, bum ! 

Hi, yi, ip, see ? 

M. A. C! 



Hella-ba-loo ! hooray ! hooray ! 
Hella-ba-loo ! hooray ! hooray ! 

Hooray ! hooray ! 

M. A. C. A. A.! 



One a-zip, two-a-zip. 

Zippy, zippy, zam. 
(Opposing team) ain't worth a 

Um ! yenh ! yenh ! 



Skin-ah-nia-rink, 

._'-in-ah-ma-rink, 
Tad-dah hoo-da-dah flehmy ! 

Flippy-ty flop. 

We're on top, 
Sis ! boom ! rah ! 



Wishy-go-wish, go- wish, go-wish, 
Wishy-go-wish, go-wish ; 

Holly woUy, gee golly, 
Um-m-m ! 



Chick-a-chick-a boom ! 

Chick-a-chick-a boom ! 
Chick-a-chick-a-chick-a-chick-a, 

Boom ! boom ! boom ! 

Rah! rah! rah! 

Rah! rah! rah! 
Maryland Agricultural College, 

Sis ! boom ! ah ! 



Hippity huss ! 

Hippity huss ! 
What in the h I's the matter with us? 

Nothing at all, 

Nothing at all. 
We're the boj's who play (base, foot) ball 



Ching, ching, ching ; 

Chow, chow, chow. 
(Opposing team) 

Bow, w-o-w, w-o-w ! 

Holy gee ! 
Who are we? 
We're the bovs of M. A. C. 



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c^'^^"'!"® 




Class Colors : Navy Blue and White. 



Class Yell. — Razz'ie, dazzle, 

Fizzle, gee ! 
Ninety-seven, 
M. A. C. 



Motto: " Onmcs uni, et unus omnibus.' 



Garrie K. W. Schknck, President. 



©ffiecrs. 
Harrv Hrward, I'lce-Pre^ident. 

©lass l^oll. 



Grenville Lewis, Secretary and Treasurer. 



C. B. Calvert, Jr. John D. Cronmillkr. Albert S. Gill. N. Howard Gill. J. George R. Graham. 

Harrv Heward. Grenville Lewis, Jr. K. Parke Linhsav. 

Bert S. Nrllioan. Fakian Posev. C. Jurnincham Qiefn. G. K. W. Schrnck. Franklin Sherman, Jr. 

Benjamin Watkins, Jr. William S. Weedon. Harrv T. Weltv. tiiLUERT H. Whiteford. 

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THK CLASS OF 97 




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is+crvj cind 



R^roplicev 



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'WAS not so very long ago ; only four years ; 
and yet it seems much longer to us ; since 
we began our course at the college, a lot of 
green and unsophisticated Freshmen, unacquainted 
with bedslats as weapons of offense, and unac- 
quainted with the customs and habits of that crowd 
of dignified individuals whom we soon learned were 
the Sophomores. 

Experience is the best, if also the most severe, 
of all teachers, and e'er long we began to look upon 
that gang of brutes, (as we then considered them) 
as being hardly fit to be classed among civilized 
beings. We thought that it had come to an issue 
and that the biological law relating to the "Sur- 
vival of the Fittest " would surely be most appli- 
cable to our class. 

It was painful in the extreme to be obliged to 
rise from our comfortable cots in the dead of night, 



and address a crowd of persons who were masked 
beyond recognition, meanwhile suffering all the 
torture that a strong arm, with a bedslat at the end 
of it, could inflict. Some of our members had, it is 
true, suffered all this the previous year, in the 
Preparatory Department ; but that feeling of class 
fellowship, which has always been a noticable char- 
acteristic of our class, made it hard for them to see 
their fellows mistreated. 

" All things come round to him who will but 
wait" is an old adage, and when the September of 
another year rolled around, we found ourselves 
as dignifled and as overbearing as our predecessors 
had been, and woe to the vile and verdant Fresh- 
man who dared to cross our path. New faces 
appeared among us that year, Gardiner, Lewis, 
Heward, Posey, Queen, Welty and Dorsey were 
added to our list. 



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Gardiner, we are sorry to say, being afflicted 
with weak eyes, was obliged to leave us early in the 
year, leaving behind him many friends. 

That year was not particularly eventful for us 
in any respect. The various studies with which 
we had to deal were laboriously passed over, and 
many were the sighs of relief when, examinations 
over, we dispersed to our homes for the summer 
vacation. 

But more numerous than the sighs of relief at 
vacation, were the sighs of sorrow drawn from us at 
the news of the death of our class mate, Richard 
Luke Dorsey. 

Completing his course in the Sophomore year 
to the perfect satisfaction of every one, with life and 
all its promises bright before him, he was stricken 
down during the summer of '95 by lightning. 

We do not like to refer to this painful subject, 
yet we owe it as a tribute of respect to his parents 
and friends, and to his spotless character. We, as 
his friends and class mates will ever hold him dear 
in our memory, and the name of Dorsey will evtr 
be tenderly revered by us. 

One new face greeted us in our class-rooms 
upon our return, Weedon, of Baltimore, being the 
individual. Owing to various causes, too numerous 
to mention in detail, our number had now decreased 



to seventeen, and the roll of our class for that year 
was the same in every particular, that it is to-day. 
Calvert, Cronmiller, Gill, A. S., Gill. N. H., Graham, 
Heward, Lewis, Lindsay, Nelligan, Posey, Queen, 
Schenck, Sherman, Watkins, Weedon, Welty,White- 
ford. How easy it is to recite the roll by heart ! 
How firmly has each one impressed the others with 
his character ! 

Another nine months battle, another victory 
won, and when we returned the following autumn, 
all seventeen were present to answer to their 
names. 

Yes, we are proud of our record. Have we 
not the right to be, when, after so long and hard a 
struggle we have succeeded in bringing the entire 
class to graduation ? 

This year, like the rest, has been, in most 
particulars, without especial interest. Our fears 
and hopes have alternated in their rise and fall, but, 
as perseverance always wins, so we have at last 
won the race, and stand before you, a class of seven- 
teen, united in good feeling and class fellowship, 
ready to take ovir place before the world, to conquer 
coming difficulties. 

Calvert, of College Park, has been with us 
throughout our college course. His livliness and 
fun have been highly appreciated by us, and 



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he has done much to cheer us in our fits of 
despondency. 

Cronmiller, of Laurel, Maryland, entered at the 
same time, and has at all times, been known as a 
boy decidedly partial to the gentler sex. His excel- 
lency in Latin has never been doubted. He is the 
class musician, and has always been in the lead in 
social affairs in the college. 

Gill, A. S., of Baltimore, entered the Freshman 
class and has risen steadily upward. Has managed 
both foot-ball and base ball teams with great suc- 
cess and as Treasurer of the Athletic Assooiation, is 
without an equal. 

Gill, N. H., of Baltimore, entered the same 
year with his brother. The most of his attention 
has been attracted by the Rossbourg Club, of which 
he has been treasurer, and other social affairs, in 
which has always taken great interest. 

Graham, of Queen Anne's County, has been 
with us from the first and has held several positions 
of confidence among the students. 

Heward, entering the Sophomore, has been 
with us from that time. He has played foot-ball 
with zest, and has won the good-will of all. 

Lewis, of Washington, is our athletic leader. 
Foot-ball, base ball and +rack athletics have all been 



encouraged by him and much credit is due 
to hiui from this department. 

Lindsay, of Portsmouth, Virginia, has been 
here from the first. He had never taken any active 
part in any social or athletic events, but by his good 
humor and kindness has won many friends. 

Nelligan, of Washington, takes much interest 
in athletics and by his pluck and energy on the 
foot-ball field, has gained a circle of friends. 

Posey, of Charles County, has been a faithful 
classical student from the time of his entrance, and 
his friends among the students will be sorry to see 
him go. 

Queen, of Prince George, has won friends on 
the foot-ball field as well as in all places where he 
is known. 

Schenck, of Brooklyn, New York, has been 
the recognized leader of the class in all matters 
pertaining to its general welfare. He has led us in 
the drill and has presided over more meetings of 
our class than any other member. 

Sherman, of Fairfax Co., Va., was among tl'e 
few who have risen from the Preparatory Depart- 
ment to the Senior class. He has been a member 
of both the base ball and foot-ball teams. He also 
has pronounced literary tastes. 



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Watkiiis, of Anne Arundel County, a member 
both of the foot-ball and baseball team, has many 
true friends. 

Weedon, of Baltimore, entering the Junior 
year, has only been with us a short time, yet his 
skill with the pen and brush has won him many 
admirers among the students. 



Welty, of Prince George's County, entered as 
a Sophomore, and has gained a host ol friends dur- 
ing his stay with us. 

Whiteford, of Baltimore County, has been with 
us from the hrst ; his steady habits, and untiring 
industry have attracted the attention, and com- 
manded the admiration ot all who know him. 



A few years ago, while traveling in India, 
through the upper part oi the fertile valley of the 
Ganges, I became possessed of a strong desire to 
penetrate the Himalaya Mountains, in the region 
of Thibet, and at once proceeded to satisfy my 
desire, accompanied by a guide upon whom I im- 
posed great trust. 

As we ascended into the highlands I found the 
people more and more interesting. Their huts, and 
their shy manners aroused my curiosity, and I 
resolved not to return to the valley until I had com- 
pletely explored these parts. 

Many odd people live in these mountains, find- 
ing sustenance in the products ol their flocks, which 
aflford them but a simple existence, at best. 

It was while roaming through one of the large 
forests which abound in this region, that I became 



separated from my guide. At first I took no notice 
of the fact, supposing that he had taken to some 
side path and would rejoin me in a few moments. 
Several minutes passed, and I 5aw nothing of him. 
I called. No answer. I called again. Still no 
answer. I then shouted at the top of my voice, but 
no answer came. 

I was now becoming frightened, and began to 
fear that he might have been fallen upon and killed, 
or, even worse, he might have intentionally deserted 
me. I shuddered at the thought. It was a good 
five miles to the camp, and I was by no means 
certain that I could find the way, so it was not 
without some apprehension that I turned to retrace 
my steps. 

I had not proceeded more than a hundred yards 
when I saw the figure of an old man standing by 



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the roadside some distance aliead. He quietly 
awaited ray approach, but when I was within a few 
yards of him, he mysteriously disappeared. I was 
surprised at the incident but continued on my way- 

I had gone only a short distance further, when 
I saw him again standing ahead of me, on the same 
side of the road as before. I was beginning to be 
suspicious, and was about to draw my pistol, when 
lie disappeared as mysteriously as before. This 
thoroughly alarmed me, and I advanced, pistol in 
hand, determined to fire, should that suspicious 
individual appear again. He did appear again, 
exactly as before, but e'er I could raise my weapon, 
he gently beckoned me to come to him. Fearing 
to disobey, I approached. He said not a word, but 
led the way througli the forest by a path hitherto 
unknown to me. Along this path he advanced 
about half a mile, I following at a distance of about 
a couple of yards. He halted before a bluff which 
rose abruptly to the height of nearly a hundred 
feet. 

Glancing behind, as if in fear that we had been 
followed, he proceeded to the face of the bluff. 

I wondered what new surprise awaited me, and 
was making up my mind to be prepared for any- 
thing, when my new guide drew from a pouch, 
which hung from his side, a thin piece of iron. 



With this he gently struck a pin which I had not 
before noticed, which fitted into a hole bored in the 
solid rock. The pin slid back, and then, inserting 
the piece of iron in a crack in the rock, he surged 
back with all his strength. Slowly, slowly the 
crack widened, and then suddenly a large slab of 
rock flew out, revealing a doorway. The slab 
seemed to be fitted with hinges of some description, 
which I did not take the time to examine. 

He entered, and motioned me to follow. Not 
a word said either of us. Once inside, he lighted a 
small taper and cautiously proceeded. 

The air was damp, but cool and fresh, and the 
walls appeared to be covered with inscriptions, 
which I was unable to decipher, owing to the dim 
light. The floor of the passage was smooth, and 
seemed to slant downwards. Upon advancing 
about two hundred yards, we came to a circular 
chamber about twenty feet in diameter, which was 
illuminated by light from the sun which gained 
access to the chamber by means of a hole about ten 
feet in diameter which extended directly upwards 
to the surface of the earth, a distance which I 
estimated to be about two hundred feet. 

He now turned to me with a smile on his 
countenance. It was the first time I had had the 
opportunity to closely examine him. 



3t 



I was in the presence of a man of about seventy 
years, but strong and hearty in appearance, despite 
his slight build. His color was a dark brown, of a 
shade which told me at once that he was at least of 
Indian descent. His hair was long and gray, and 
gathered into a ball on the back of his head, where 
it was held in place by a strand of coarse linen cord. 
His dress was somewhat after the style of the Turk, 
a tunic of brown material and a turban of red. I 
was pondering upon these facts when I was startled 
from my reverie by the sound of his voice, which 
I now heard for the first time. 

"Know ye" he said in the Indian tongue 
" that thou hast fallen in with a great magician ! 
Behold ! " and he threw a handful of red pow- 
der in an urn which stood in the centre of the 
chamber. 

A dense smoke arose, and my eyes naturally 
followed it. "Behold" he repeated, "thou shalt 
see strange things." 

A wondrous sight did indeed await me. In 
the midst of the smoke I saw the face and 
form of my friend and classmate Charles Baltimore 
Calvert, Jr., with a law-book under his arm 
and the scales of Justice in his hand. Only for 
a moment did this vision remain, but I remember 
it distinctly. 



I now turned to my companion, and was about 
to ask for an explanation, but he, seeming to divine 
my intention, spoke before I could question. 

" Thou shalt know, within a short time, the 
future of each of thy classmates revealed in the 
smoke of these powders. Behold ! " 

With these words he threw on another handful 
of powder, and another cloud arose. 

This time the scene was shifted to Washington 
city, before the main entrance to the Capitol Build- 
ing. A cab was standing near by, and the driver 
seemed to be waiting for some passenger. A thun- 
derous applause rang out from the Senate wing of 
the building, and a few moments later, amid the 
enthusiastic cheers of a delighted multitude, my 
classmate, Cronmiller, emerged from the building 
and entering the cab, was driven away. 

I was now so much interested that I hardly 
noticed the new handful of powder which my com- 
panion now used. I only perceived, that with each 
change of scene it was necessary for him to use a 
different kind of powder. 

In the cloud which now arose I could see a 
vision of one section of Baltimore city. But one 
glance told me that it was the great business centre 
of the town. Lawyers' offices seemed to be abun- 
dant, and the various signs hung out seemed to tell 



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of great competition for the best trade. In the 
midst of all this I saw one office which displayed no 
sign, and yet it seemed to be greatly patronized. 

Presently a dignified personage emerged from 
the office and walked up the street. I could not 
obtain a very satisfactory view ot his face, but it 
was enough to recognize my friend, A. S. Gill. 

In the smoke which next arose I saw a beauti- 
ful country landscape. A pretty cottage, in the 
midst of a grove of verdant trees, surrounded by all 
that contributes to the beauty and attractiveness of 
a country home. 

Large herds ot cattle grazed in the meadows, 
while in the broad and fertile fields the ripening 
grain waved gracefully in the Summer breeze. My 
attention was drawn to the tall and graceful figure 
of a man who was walking leisurely about among 
the vines and shrubs surrounding the cottage, 
accompanied by a lady who was evidently of about 
the same age. 

It required but a moment for me to recognize 
N. H. Gill, and the lady, I was informed, was the 
lady of the house. I was loth to leave this pretty 
scene, but other sights awaited me. 

Next came a view of a part of one of the small 
towns on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. An 
excited crowd had gathered upon the street, while 



one in the centre was engaged in telling of some 
thrilling incident. 

" Yes, everybody thought he was past all hope. 
His breath came in short quick gasps. The doctors 
had given him up as a dying man. All except 
one, and that one was Doctor Graham, who declared 
that he would remain to the last, and it was owing 
to his efforts that the man regained consciousness 
and was started on the way to recovery." 

The scene was now changed to that of the 
ocean, where the waves rose and fell with all the 
regularity of clock-work. One beautiful craft was 
speeding on its way over the surface of the water. 
It was close enough for me to be able to read the 
name — The Harry Heward. The ship, I was told 
had been named in honor of its captain, who had 
done good service for his country on the revenue 
cutter force. 

The scene was now changed to that of a large 
and level field, covered with a soft carpet of grass. 
The ground was laid off to represent a foot-ball field. 

Around the sides of the field were stats enough 
to accommodate thousands of spectators, and they 
were filled to their utmost capacity. Presently the 
two opposing teams appeared upon the field, and 
at the first rush, a tall athletic figure, bearing the 
ball, waded through the opposing line and carried 



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the ball to the goal while the air was rent with cries 
for " Lewis ! " 

I was now transported to the town of Ports- 
mouth, Virginia, and upon a tall building which 
seemed crowded with patrons, I saw five words 
painted, " Lindsay & Company, Wholesale Drug- 
gists." One glance told me of great success, and 
again the scene changed. 

Another handful of powder, being added a 
vision of a large hallway appeared before me, which 
was occupied by about fifty enthusiastic young 
men, who were poring over papers containing the 
examinations for the Civil Service. The con- 
ductor of the examination, I was informed, was no 
other than Mr. Nelligan, who was one of the leaders 
in all matters pertaining to the Civil Service of the 
country. 

I was now taken into a court room, where a 
vast multitude was a.ssembled. An enthusiastic 
speech was being made by one of the lawyers, and 
at the close loud cheers were given. The jury 
retired, and soon brought in a verdict of " not 
guilty." An innocent man had been saved from 
the gallows by Mr. Posey. 

Again a scene before me of a country cottage, 
and green fields of grass and grain. The owner 
of this fuTin I found to be Mr. C. J. Queen, and 



I was told of large profits which rewarded his 
efforts. 

The scene changed to New York City, and a 
vision of a large residence arose before me. While 
I was admiring the structure a cab drove rapidly 
up to the door and halted. Mr. Schenck, lately 
retired surgeon of the army, alighted, and started 
toward the door. He was met upon the threshhold 
by a lady who was evidently his chosen companion. 

The next scene which presented itself was also 
in New York City, this time being the office of the 
editor of one of the leading magazines. I had no 
difficulty in recognizing the chief editor, Mr. 
Sherman. On his desk lay several volumes of his 
poems. 

Again the scene shifted to the country with 
green fields and large barns well filled with all that 
a good farm produces. Mr. Watkins, I was told, 
was the owner. 

The scene now changed to a chemical labora- 
tory, which was fitted with all the appliances for the 
best of work. Many new and valuable discoveries 
had been made within this laboratory, and the 
profits of the tall doctor who had made them, had 
been large. At this moment the doctor himself 
entered. One glance was sufficient for me to recog- 
nize mv old classmate Weedon. 



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with the addition of a new handful of powder, 
a new scene appeared. 

The Mississippi rolled his mighty flood with 
all his old-time majesty, but it was spanned from 
one side to the other by a massive bridge. I started 
to cross and was about in the centre, when I noticed 
the large sign-board on one side of the bridge, 
" Welty & Company, Architects and Contractors." 

Next I saw the long and well-filled shelves of 
a modern book store. One volume attracted my 
attention. Upon questioning as to the author, I 
was told that Mr. Whiteford was now one of the 
greatest philosophers and scientists of the day, and 
that his works were in great demand, but none 
attracted more attention than the volume before me. 
***** 

Having thus obtained an adequate knowledge 
of the future of the class of ninety-seven, I turned to 
my companion, who was watching me with his 
characteristic smile. 



"Well," said he, "what thinkest thou?" 

I could hardly reply, but expressed my grati- 
tude to the best of my ability. 

He now proceeded to wrap a dark cloth over 
my head so that I cculd see nothing. Suddenly I 
felt myself lifted into the air, and in another 
moment I was on the earth again, but both cloth 
and magician had disappeared. 

Before me was the camp, and I saw my faith- 
ful guide pacing anxiously to and fro, before his 
tent, and then it began to dawn upon me that his 
disappearance was also the work of the magician, I 
walked into camp where I was welcomed by my 
guide, who was becoming alarmed at my prolonged 
absence. He asked no questions, and I told him 
nothing, but that night I jotted down the facts, as 
here related, in my note-book, which I have kept to 
the present day. 

Historian and Prophet. 



35 





tuf\%s oi '2)8 




Motto : Quocumque nos feret Fortuna bona eamus. 

Class Yell: Razzle, dazzle, ki, yi, yate, 
Hokum, skokum, '98. 



Class Colors: Buff and Maroon. 



J. H. Mitchell, President. 



Alnutt. 
Barnett. 
Burroughs. 
Cameron. 



©lass ^ffleeps. 
W. C. Nesbitt, \'ice-Pres,ideni. 



G. Peterson, Secretary and Treasurer. 



^lass l^oll 



Dennison. 

DiCKERSON. 

Houston. 

LiLLIBRIDGE. 



Mitchell. 

MULLER. 

Peterson. 
Nesbitt. 



ROBB. 
RiDGELY. 

Robertson. 
Whitelv. 



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THE CLASS OF 



is-topv) of the (^1q§s of 96. 



" Backward, turn backward, 
Oh, time in your fliglit 
Make me a Freshman again, 
Just for to-night." 

'Twas on a damp and gloomy morning in the 

latter part of September, 1S94, that we entered the 

portals of the M. A. C, and laid the foundations of 

the class of '98. A few of the old students who 

had conditions to make up were on hand when we 

made our debut, and these speedily enlightened us 

on a process hitherto unknown to us, called hazing. 

After the rest of the old boys returned we received 

our first lessons in the art, and good progress we 

made too. It was the old, old story of the rule of 

three, a Sophomore, a Freshman and a bedslat. 

How mighty were the Sophomores in our eyes 

then ! They who had so recently emerged from the 

chrysalis state of Freshmen, I can see them now, as 

they strutted around giving the verdant Freshmen 

"points." How often did they compel us to 

mount upon a trunk or table and exhibit our vocal 



talent, then after we had gone to bed to sleep the 
sleep of weary and down-trodden Freshmen, we 
often awoke to find through their kindness our bed 
above us instead of beneath us, as a sensible bed 
should be. Again and again did we awake in the 
morn only to find that in the short space of eight 
hours our complexion had taken an inky hue. 

Well do we remember the battles of " Madison 
Avenue" and "Broadway" when the ferocious 
denizons of "Buzzards' Roost" armed with pillows, 
made their nightly incursions upon our domain. 
Night after night we repelled them but they ever 
returned to the fray. It was also. a part of our 
daily program to exhibit our skill in the fistic art 
or as an old student called it " using our arms as if 
we were mowing grass," before a crowd of very 
appreciative old students, who seemed to consider 
us common property. 

But enough of our trials and tribulations for 
every cloud has its silver lining. Time, the source 



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of forgetfulness now brought lis surcease of sorrow, 
aud anon we learned that all things are not as thej' 
appear at first sight, and that college life has its 
bright as well as its dark side. By this time we 
were pretty well acquainted with all the students 
and had formed some friendships, which have 
strengthened from that time on. 

After they had pretty well settled down, the 
students turned their attention to foot-ball and '98 
was well represented on a team whose work upon 
the gridiron that year M. A. C. has reason to be 
proud of. 

Our class that year, comprising about one- 
third ot the entire student body, was the largest M. 
A. C. ever had. It was quite a contrast to see us 
lined up at formations with the other classes. 

52-15! What mean these numbers? They mean 
that within the short space of two years our class 
has diminished from fifty-two to fifteen. 

At the close of the foot-ball season came the 
Christmas holidays, bringing us a short rest, which 
was quickly followed by the intermediate exami- 
nations — a wood in which many of our class- 
mates lost their way. 

Then following in the footsteps of balmy 
Spring came base-ball enthusing the minds of all. 
Between the games with other colleges, inter-class 



teams played and as each class took up the gauntlet 
and strove for the championship, each was compelled 
to drink its potion from the bitter cup of defeat, 
tendered by us, while we bore off the palm of 
victory. 

Again examinations more weighty and 
momentous than the last, stared us in the face. 
These were to determine whether or not we were 
to be promoted to a higher class at the beginning 
of the next year, and they caused considerable 
anxiety to the idler. Again we burned the mid- 
night oil and crammed our brains with formulae 
and details, but we were buoyed up by the pleasant 
anticipations of commencement week. 

Time passes quickly and lo ! vacation is at 
hand ; so we bid farewell to old M. A. C. and leave 
for our homes. This happy period passed away 
like a dream and we were brought back to the stern 
realities of college life, to take up the thread to our 
work where we left ofTat the end of the preceding 
year. 

Now we are the much dreaded Sophomores 
and woe to the new boy that falls into our clutches ; 
for last years " Sophs," the now dignified Juniors 
abstain from hazing. 

Now only half of our old classmates answer to 
their names. But two new men joined our ranks, 



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Messrs. Houston and Henderson, both of whom 
liave well proven their worth. This year speeds by 
more quickly than the past with its examinations 
and holidays. 

At the close of the final examinations the Bat- 
talion ot Cadets went into camp at Tolchester for a 
week. There many of our old classmates visited ns 
and brought to our minds many fond recollections 
of the previous year. At the close of our encamp- 
ment we returned to the college for the commence- 
ment exercises, and then entered upon our second 
vacation. This like the last passed quickly and 
again we are at the M. A. C. 

Only fifteen answer at the roll call this time, 
but another new member had joined our ranks, 
Mr. Barnett, formerly of Randolph-Macon College. 
Where are all our old classmates of last year? 



Some have gone into active business while others 
are studying the various professions. 

This year our class was again represented on 
the college foot-ball team. 

At Christmas, Robertson, whose gaiety and wit 
we greatly miss, left us. May his life be as bright 
in the future as it has been in the past. 

Now that we are Juniors we often wonder 
why in times past we thought the spheres of our 
predecessors of the same name were placed so far 
above us. Though we are Juniors we have not 
forgotten the days when we were Freshmen. 

Now tliere are but fifteen of us remaining. 
Who in another year will guide his craft in other 
channels? Let us hold together and pilot old '98 
o'er unknown waters uutil we cast our anchor in 
" Port Graduation." Historian. 




41 



T. R. GouGH, President. 




Tangent, cotangent, 
Cosecent, cosine. 

M. A. C, M. A. C, 
Ninety-nine. 

Class Colors : Orange and Blue. 



C. G. Leatherman, Vice-President. 
M. N. Straughn, Secretary and Treasurer. 



©loss ^oll. 
F. C. Barton. George Beixis. J. J. Betton. J. C. Blandford. W. S. Cadi.e. 

H. E. Collins. H. I. Church. R. L. Combs. M. H. Galt. 

T. R. Gough. W. M. Gorsuch. A. S. R. Grason. H. K. Hacker. W. H. Hammond. 

T. R. Jenifer. J. F. Kenly. C. G. Leatherman. 

R. J. McCandlish. T. N. Price. J. B. Robb. D. F. Shamberger. J. H. Shipley. 

M. N. Straughn. J. O. Thorne. T. Trueworthy. Ira E. Whitehill. 

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THE CLASS OK 99. 



3)ii§top\j of the (^Iqss of 99- 



J'T^I 



'IS now nearly two years since one bright 
September morning, when the sun cast 
his rays over Nature's lovely realm, that 
most of the representatives of our class beheld, for 
the first time, the halls of old M. A. C. It was 
then that the difficulties of our scholastic career 
were to begin; for in the silent hours of midnight, 
when over half the earth Nature seems dead, our 
slumbers were disturbed by a toss of our beds and 
similar greetings from our new schoolmates, which 
were not calculated to make us feel welcome. At 
length, becoming weary of extending these courte- 
sies, the Sophomores decided to allow us to shift 
for ourselves — for a time only. But in spite of 
them we prospered, and became more contented 
with laying the foundation for our future success. 

As we became more adapted to the general 
routine of our work, we were inspired to greater 
efforts ; and our triumphs cause us many pleasant 
reflections now. Very little of note outside our 



school duties has occurred. We organized a literary 
society, which, considering the age of our class, was 
conducted very successfully. In this way we spent 
many pleasant hours together. We also organized 
a base ball team, and felt very proud at winning the 
championship from the upper classmen. 

As time rolled on, all realized that the days 
were like stepping stones, which slowly but surely 
led to a destination which possibly would cause 
great calamities to our class average and thus crush 
our fondest hopes; but the time came and went like 
a flash, and we felt happy at our successful triumph 
over examinations. Then came the vacation, 
towards which our thoughts had been so often 
turned. But as we cast a parting glance at old 
M. A. C, in all her solemn grandeur, the more 
thoughtful of us could not repress a feeling of 
sadness at parting from our schoolmates and the 
spot which is so instrumental in preparing us for 
our future life. 



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But we soon realized we were free from school 
duties. New scenes soon attracted our attention. 
We all so thoroughly enjoyed our vacations that we 
felt a reluctance in returning for the resumption of 
of duties. But this, our Sophomore year, opened 
with much brighter prospects than our Freshman. 
Many had resolved at the beginning of the latter to 
help to install the strangers into membership, and 
from the indications at the beginning of the year 
they kept their resolutions. 

We greatly lament that our ranks have been 
thinned by the loss of twelve members ; but the 
remaining twenty-five have worked energetically to 
establish a class average which does great credit to 
our beloved institution. It is useless to say that 
our enthusiasm will cause us to strive for greater 
gain. We have this year manifested a great interest 
in athletics, and while we have developed no phe- 
nomena in this line, we have greatly assisted in 
holding up our college pride against competitors. 
In various other ways we have rendered assistance 
in the general progress of the institution. 

At the semi-annual examinations our " colors 
still waved," for our progress during the first part 



of the year made it an easy matter to pass them. 
At the beginning of this year we again organized 
our literary society, and the successful manner in 
which it has been carried on can be attributed to 
the interest felt by each member. It has been the 
source of great enjoyment, and the benefit derived 
from it is manifest to all. Now, as the year is 
drawing to a close, we are unable to comprehend 
the changes that may be wrought in the remaining 
interval, but trust that the results will be the same 
as have characterized us in bygone times. We are 
not viewing the approaching examinations with 
nearly so much consternation as before, for we feel 
able to accomplish the task. 

During our sojourn here, we have constantly 
been harassed by the diflSculties of student life, but 
have been able to ward off most of these " blasts " 
by our class organization. We feel gratified that 
very few have fallen by the wayside. May we 
continue, as we ascend the ladder of fame, to add 
many fresh laurels, and thus have the Class of '99 
enrolled as pre-eminent for its student integrity. 

Historian. 



46 



^^^M^^E 



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Of 



%m 



\900 



Class Colors : Royal Purple, Garnet. 

Class Yell : Hi rickety rit, hi rickety rit. 

Yackety, yackety, nineteen, nit nit. ('oo). 



W. H. HiNEBAUGH, President. 



>|QSS ^Oll. 



S. M. Peach, Secretary and Treasuret . 



J. A. Jones, Vice-Presideyit. 



Alvey. 


Cabrer.a, C. 




Fish. Hines. 


T 


ALBOTT. 


Bell. 


Campbell, D. 




Fluharty. Jenifer, M. 




Van Dyck. 


BORST. 


Campbell, I. 




Garner. Messtck. 




Weems. 


Brooks. 


Church, G. 




Gibbons. Phelps, H. 




Weigand. 


Brydon. 


DiRICKSON, E 




Groff. Sappington. 




Williamson 


Butler. 


DiRICKSON, 


L. 


Hersberger. Simonds. 
47 







^istoinj of the (^las§ cf 19CC 



IT WAS at about noon of a bright simii)- Hay, in 
the month of September, 1S96, that we reached 

College Park. 

After leisurely surveying the surroundings, 
which did not altogether suit our fancy, we pro- 
ceeded to the building. 

We had many misgivings as to what would be 
our reception, and these fears increased as we 
neared the building. On reaching our destination, 
and being assigned to ovr rooms, we tried to make 
ourselves feel at home, but in vain, as it was not 
long before our classmates began to lose heart, 
which was clearly marked by the sorrowful express- 
ions which the countenances bore, and we do not 
hesitate to say the greater part of the Freshmen 
class looked as it their last friend was gone, and the 
expressions : " Don't lose your nerve," and, " Don't 
get scared," were frequently heard, but availed but 
little, if anything. 

The first night passed very quietly. No haz- 
ing or disorder taking place, but the Freshmen, not 
being aware of this, slept but little. For several 
nights thereafter, however, the dreaded hazing pro- 



cess was tried upon us. This " club," as we ternn d 
it, was composed mostly of Sophomores, usually 
well armed with paddles, boxing gloves, etc. They 
seemed to enjoy the sport, while on our part it was 
fearful torment, and in case of any refusal, to com- 
ply with the demands, their offender was apt to 
be severely dealt with. 

As we became acquainted with the old boys, the 
hazing decreased, and, for a time at least, we were 
allowed to persue our course unmolested, but we were 
constantly watching for an attack on our ranks. 

Foot-ball soon began to attract our attention, 
and it afforded us much pleasure and amusement. 
We are proud to say that several men from our 
class were in the tanks of the first team, and they 
did themselves credit by their excellent work. 

Our class team, although it did not win the 

championship of the college, made a creditable 

record, and showed that with a little coaching and 

perseverance, it could have put up a much stronger 

fight. 

Soon after the close of the foot-ball season, the 

daily increasing homsickness of our classmen was 



4« 




THK CLASS OF I9OO. 



dispelled by the arrival of the Christinas holidays, 
which lasted about two weeks. But the time passed 
quickly, and we were soon brought together, but 
this time our classmates seemed to be in a much 
better humor than when we met in September. 

It was not an infrequent occurence to hear 
many of the bo3's counting the days between then 
and the next holiday, which showed that there was 
still a feeling at least akin to homesickness. 

After we were again settled, we organized a 
literary society, which proved to be very successful, 
and we derived much enjoyment as well as infor- 
mation from it. 

From time to time some member withdrew 
while others came in to take their places, who were 
willing to ^ast their lot with us. 

In the latter part of January, there was an 
occurrence which was very trying to our class. It 
was the examination which marked the close of 
the first term. This being finished, we continued 
our journey. About the firstof February, we were 
again joined by several new boys, and tliis again 
renewed iti the minds of the Sophomores, the idea 
of another round in hazing. 

Nearly all our classmates were well acquainted 
by this time, and, not wanting any more of the 
above-mentioned uiedicine, we made opposition. 



Oae of our members, having been captured and 
taken into a room and was about to be dealt with 
when, headed by the largest men of the class, we 
entered. 

The fray that ensued was exciting, and while no 
advantage was gained by either side, we gave them 
to know that we were not to be trifled with, and 
they heeded the warning, for since that time there 
has been no similar trouble. 

At present, we are busily engaged in getting 
our class base-ball team together, which we hope 
will make a good showing. There are several of 
our members who are candidates for the first team, 
and they are all making good records. From this 
latter fact, we infer that our record may be very 
good. 

Since our trouble with the Sophomores, we 
have been unmolested, and we have peacefully 
persued our course, and are now patiently awaiting 
the advent of June, when we will depart for the 
summer vacation. 

And now, my classmates, let us hope that we 
may continue as a unit on our course. Let us be 
first class in deed and in name to leave this college 
in the new and fast approaching century of 1900. 

Historian. 



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©/Fcparatopv) Q^} 



cpaptmcnt. 



JOHN OOI.BKRT, 



PRESinENT. 



Bowie. 

Cabrera, J. H. 
Carver. 
Carroll. 
Cashell. 
Colbert. 
Devon. 

Dl'LANV. 



(®la.ss ^cil. 

DUV.^LL. 

Freeman. 

Hammerslaugh. 

Hallciwav. 

Johnson. 

Phelps, E. 

Pindell. 

McNamee. 
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McGlone. 
Ray. 

RUSSRLL. 

Speake. 

Shaecker. 
Stanford. 
Wheeler. 

WoOTON . 



I^ilitapy © 



cpapimciTt. 



PROBABLY the most prominent and widely- 
known department of the Maryland Agri- 
cultural College — and considered from both 
a moral, mental and physical standpoint, one of the 
most beneficial in its ultimate results — is the mili- 
tary department. It owes its existence to an Act 
of Congress approved July 2, 1862, and to Sec. I, 
Chap. 178, Acts of the General Assembly of Mary- 
land of 1865. 

Thus established while the college was yet in 
its infancy, it has so grown and prospered with the 
institution as to now rival all competitors and to be 
the pride of all connected with it. Have we not a 
just cause to feel proud of our military orgauization, 
which is acknowledged to be equalled by few in the 
country and to be excelled by none in the State of 
which it is a representative? Surely a reputation 
deserving of great praise. 



Our cadets are organized into an infantry bat- 
talion of three companies, double rank. Besides 
the infantry, we have two detachments of artillery, 
formed by cadets detailed daily for such instruction, 
under the command of three officers commissioned 
in the artillery. 

Recognizing the fact that proficiency in the 
manual and an understanifing of the battalion 
movements does not, by far, fulfill the requirements 
of a well-trained and educated soldier, our course of 
military instruction does not conclude here, but a 
thorough acquaintance with advance and rear guard, 
reconnaissance and outpost duty is insisted upon. 
Each company devotes one drill-hour a week to 
wall scaHng and signaling. Frequent drills are 
held in the bayonet and rifle exercises, which are so 
necessary in the maintenance of military carriage 
and ill the physical developuient of the cadet. Be- 



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sides dress parade, battalion inspection and review, 
guard mount is held daily. 

Nor is theoretical instruction slighted, for a 
thorough course of instruction is pursued in the 
class-room, beginning with the drill manual and 
concluding with a short course in the study of strat- 
egy. Military discipline is maintained throughout 
the institution, thereby developing in the cadet a 
respect for higher authority, an obedience to law 
and order, regularity and system in his habits — 
qualities characteristic of the law-abiding citizen. 

Last year, through the kind efforts of our hon- 
orable Board of Trustees, we held an encampment, 



during which we acquainted ourselves with regular 
routine and duties of camp life. With much pride 
did we note the report of the Inspector, who ranks 
us for last year third among the institutions of its 
kind in military standing. 

Such a military organization surely commands 
the respect and support of the citizens of Maryland. 
And it is to be hoped that, in the near future, our 
State Legislature may do credit to its name by in- 
corporating our battalion in the National Guard of 
the State, thereby insuring us advantages we would 
not otherwise enjoy and the want of which we 
appreciably feel. 




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Clouoh Ovp:rton (First Lieutenant, First U. S. Cavalry), Coiiimandafil Corps of Cadets. 
G. K. W. SCHENCK, Major Commanding Battalion. 



(^taff anh P\on-@ommi5Sionc5 (^taff. 

J. D. Ckonmiller. First IJaitenant and Adjutant. G. H. Whiteford, First Lieutenant and Oiiartcniiastcr. 

J. A. LiLLiBRiDGE, Sergeant- Major. 



©olop ©uard. 
Corporal Leslie Combs. Corporal T. C. R. Jenifer. 

Corporal Nelson Sappington. 



(©I^ht Soncrvj. 

N H Gill, First Lieutenant. Benjamin Watkins, Jr., Second Lieutenant. 

C. J. Queen, Seeond Lieutenant. 
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'F\ (gJompanv). 

J. George R. Grahaji, Captain. 
Wiixi.VJi S. Weedon, First Lictttcnant. Harry T. Welty, Second Lieutenant. 

J. H. Mitchell, First Siegeant. 

Seigeants, Corporals, 

George Peterson. Charles H. Ridgely. C. G. Leatherman. I<evin Dirickson. 

Claude V. Allnutt. Levin J. Houston. T. C. R.Jenifer. William Gorsuch. 



"W> ©ompany. 

Grenville Lewis, Jr., Captain. 
Bert S. Nelligan, First Lieutenant. Harry Heward, Seeond Lieutenant . 

Philip L. Robb, First Sergeant. 

Sergeants, Corporals, 

William C. Nrsbitt. Charles Muller. James Blandford. Leslie Combs. 

Claude V. Allnutt. Ira E. Whitehill. H. \. Church. 



"(£i C^ompuiuj. 

Albert S. Gill, Captain. 
Fabian Posey, First Lieutenant. C. Baltimoric Calvert, Jr., Second Lieutenant 

Edwin T. Dickerson, First Sergeant. 
Sergeants, Corporals, 

NoKRis Straughn. Robert E. Dennison. Richard Whitrly. Nelson Sappington. 

George W. Cameron. Andrew Grason. J. B. Robb. 

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(^hc (^lumni ^ 



ssoeiation. 



By Edward G. Niles, B. S., L. L. B. 



A LETTER! What! from my dear old college? 
What presumption ! To think that 1 am 
able to step back from hard, real, worldly 
work within so short a time and write of my old 
college days — my Utopia — of my college and of my 
Alumni Association. I will, however, undertake 
the task, and with an enthusiastic 

Fe, fi, fo, fum, 
Bim, bam, bim, bum ; 
Ki, yi, ip, se, 
M. A. C, 



back 



my 



beloved 



I am a college boy again, 
college. 

One of my grandest and proudest moments 
was when I, with my dear, devoted mother, wdked 
up the steps that lead to the president's office of the 
old M. A. C, and was greeted by President Smith 
with the cheerlul words, " How are you, my boy? 
I am glad to see you." I was then registered, and 



by direction of the president, was shown to my 
room by the stately officer of the day, who, in my 
eyes, was such a manly fellow. After a few hours, 
I saw my mother off with a kiss and "good-bye." 
I returned to my quarters. What happy thoughts! 
What proud determinations ! What vast richness 
was to be mine! What a future! What a great 
man ! The thoughts of Youth. From that time 
forth, the happiest years of my life were spent in 
the old halls of the Maryland Agricultural College. 
God bless my Alma Mater. But enough. To my 
real work. 

THE MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE AND 
THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 

The Maryland Agricultural College was founded 
in 1856. The wisdom of its founders has been fully 
shown, and the energy then spent has borne fruitful 
results. A monument should be erected, as a lasting 
memorial, to the originators of this great and bcnt- 



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ficial scheme. The college now gives to the youth 
of Maryland a thorough classical, scientific, mechan- 
ical and agricultural education ior the small com- 
pensation of one hundred and lorty dollars for nine 
months' tuition. This includes books, furnished 
room, heat and gas. The scholarship cadets only 
pay forty-five dollars per annum. The day student, 
who lives near the college, receives a thorough 
education for the small sum of twenty-four dollars 
per annum. 

The progress of the college from 1891 has been 
one of gieat advancement, which should be very 
gratifying to the Board of Trustees and to the Fac- 
ulty. The appreciation of the general public is 
manifested by the large increase in the number of 
students. The standard of scholarship has been 
augmented, year by year; and could the founders of 
the college come back and see the grand and pro- 
gressive work now going on, they would be utterly 
amazed. The students in attendance since 1893 
have averaged one hundred and thirty. Every 
available space in the college is filled with the 
cadets, and owing to the lack of accommodations, 
as high as fifty and sixty each year have been refused 
admittance. Should this be ? No ; a thousand 
times, no. The Legislature of Maryland should be 
proud of their college— proud of the progress it has 



made, and erect additional buildings to accommo- 
date the sons of their citizens. Who is responsible 
for the increase in the number of students and the 
continuing success of the college? President Rich- 
ard W. Silvester — a man of strict integrity ; a man 
who fully understands and appreciates the develop- 
ment of the youth ; a man, in fact, who kncnvs his 
profession. President Silvester is abl)' assisted by 
his brilliant vice-president. Professor Richard H. 
Alvey, and also by the proficient and learned mem- 
bers of the Faculty. 

MILITARY DKPARTMKNT. 

Judging from my individual experience (the 
best teacher), I know that the military exercises of 
the college are beneficial. It did more to fit me for 
my battles of life than any of the other departments. 
From a private to the senior officer commanding 
the corps of cadets, I was taught to command — to 
learn confidence in myself; taught to respect author- 
ity ; and taught, by far the greatest virtue, obedience. 
Increase the military department as far as possible. 
Alumnus, add your help. 

THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 

The Alumni Association of the Maryland Agri- 
cultural College was organized on the fifteenth day 
of June, 1892. Those answering first roll-call were 



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Messrs. Gray, class of '75 i Griffith, class of '89 ; 
Langley, class of '92 ; Niles, class of '90 ; Latimer, 
class of '91 ; Griffith, class of '74 ; Tolson, class of 
'88; Veitch, class of '91; Keech, class of '90; 
Witmer, class of '89; Hazen, class of '88 ; Chamb- 
liss, class of '88. The graduating class of that year, 
consisting of Messrs. Besley, Brooks, Calvert, Chew, 
Childs, Gam brill, Johnson and Ray, were admitted 
to full membership. Mr. M. C. Hazen, of the clasg 
of '88, was unanimously elected our first president. 
Mr. T. D. Griffith, of the chss of '89, was unani- 
mously elected secretary. I was elected, unani- 
mously, treasurer and corresponding secretary, and 
was instructed by the Association to correspond with 
all the known graduates of the college and secure 
their opinion on a permanent organization. The 
object of the Association was and is to take an 
active and earnest interest in the welfare of the 
college ; to lend its best efforts in endeavoring to 
make it an institution second to none of its charac- 
ter in the United States ; and to bring together, at 
stated periods, the graduates of the college, to dis- 
cuss matters appertaining and looking to the accom- 
plishment of the aforesaid objects, as well as for 
social intercourse with beneficial results to each 
alumnus and to the college. Messrs. A. C. Tolson, 
class of '88; F. P. Veitch, class of '91, and J. B. 



Latimer, class of '91, were appointed a committee 
to draw up a constitution and by-laws for the Asso- 
ciation. Their work now stands, as is printed in 
our present constitution and by-laws, as a perpetual 
and everlasting monument of their ability and earn- 
estness. 

Messrs. Niles, as chairman, class of '90 ; Rus- 
sell, class of '90; Hazen, class of '88, were requested 
to draw up resolutions on the death of W. A. Sigler, 
class of '88, and Su Penn, class of '91, who had died 
the preceding year. 

I afterwards sent out a full and complete record 
of this first meeting to each of the known alumni 
of the college. We started with a membership of 
twenty ; we now number one hundred and twenty 
members. From this time we have had meetings 
of the Alumni Association at the college on Com- 
mencement Day of each year. 

In 1893, Mr. Hazen was again unanimously 
chosen president. In 1894, Mr. R. B. B. Chew was 
elected president, and was unanimously re-elected 
the following year. On June 16, 1896, the last 
meeting of the Alumni Association, Edward G. 
Niles, class of '90, was unanimously elected presi- 
dent of the Association ; Mr. Key, class of '94, was 
unanimously elected vice-president; Mr. Bomberger, 
class of '94, was unanimously elected secretary ; 



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Mr. J. G. Bannon, of the class of '95, was unani- 
mously elected treasurer. The executive committee, 
composed of Messrs. F. P. Veitch, class of '91 ; P. A. 
Bowen, class of '82, and E. D. Johnson, class of '92, 
were unanimously re-elected as such committee for 
the ensuing year. This committee was instructed 
by the Association to give a banquet in December, 
1896, but having failed, the president appointed a 
new committee, who are now preparing for a lian- 
quet to be given between this date and Commence- 
ment. 

Since our last meeting, two of our members 
have departed this life. Richard R. Pue, class of 
'94, who accidentally shot himself; Charles Branch, 
class of '91, who was drowned while fishing in 
California. 

WHAT HAVE THE GRADUATES DONE TO ESTABIvISH A 

CRITERION OF WHICH THE COLLEGE CAN BE 

PROUD? EVERYTHING. WHERE HAVE THEY 

ACHIEVED F.\IME? EVERYWHERE — 

IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE. 

The classes before 1888 have given a great 
many prominent citizens to the State of Maryland. 
There is no definite information, however, that I 
can obtain appertaining to any of the classes earlier 
than the class of '88. In her ranks, the college can 
be proud of two young lawyers who have risen to 



great distinction in their chosen profession. One, 
A. C. Tolson, is well known by his legal writings, 
published in Baltimore, and is one of the prominent 
orators of the local courts of that city. The other, 
Samuel M. Chambliss, is practicing law with dis- 
tinction in Chattanooga, Tenn. J. B. Weems is a 
professor of chemistry in one of the Boston univer- 
sities. M. C. Hazen is assistant surveyor in the 
District of Columbia. L,. B. Johnson is practicing 
his profession — medicine — at his old home, after 
graduating third in a class of one hundred at the 
Washington and Dee University. R. E. Smith is a 
surveyor in his native county in Maryland. Of the 
class of '89, N. R. Saulsbury and Frank Witmer 
have become teachers, and are using their learning 
acquired at the college, for the elevation of man- 
kind. R. M. Pindell and T. D. GriflSth have en- 
tered upon a life of farming, and are both now 
located in Maryland. The class of '90, although 
having had a very short time for its members to rise 
to distinction, has in its fold several who have 
attained much prominence in their chosen profes- 
sions. William S. Keecli is pursuing his practice 
of law in Towson, Md. Richard C. M. Calvert is a 
practical electrical engineer, and is studying in New 
York. C. C. Manning has a oovernment position 
in Hagerstown, Md. R. D. Russell is studying 



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medicine at the Columbian University at Washing- 
ton, D. C. Clarence E. Soles has become a poli- 
tician, and has been elected, year alter year, from 
1892, to the lucrative position of clerk of McKees- 
port, Penna. He has become a power in his com. 
munity. Edward G. Niles was graduated from the 
Columbian University in Washington, D. C, in 
1892, and went into association with the celebrated 
American jurists, General Benjamin F. Butler and 
Oliver D. Barrett. Since then he has practiced law 
in Washington with success He is also teaching^ 
occupying the chair of commercial law in several of 
the colleges of Washington. Of the classes which 
have come after the class of '90, F. P. Veitch has 
become assistant chemist, and is now stationed at 
the college. J. C. Langley and J. B. Latimer, of the 
class of '91, are in business in Baltimore City. Of 
the class of '92, J. D. Brooks is now in Europe, 
studying medicine. G. H. Calvert is attending the 
Columbian University Law School. S. W. Gam- 
brill is practicing law in Baltimore City. Of the 
class of '93, Messrs. Sherman, Graff, Buckley and 
Alvey were connected as assistant professors at the 
college for some time. Of the class of '94, Messrs. 
Bomberger and Key are assistant professors at the 
college at the present time. Of the class of '95^ 
everyone connected with the college knows their 



whereabouts, and they have not had time to select 
any life's work ; and therefore I will close the known 
history of the Alumni Association. 

WHAT HAVE WK DONE TOWARDS THE COLLEGE'S 
BENEFIT. 

I am sorry to say very, very little. What can 
we do? Much, very much. Let us use our strength 
to make the wheel of prosperity revolve more rap- 
idly. Let us show by outward manifestation — by 
gifts and other tokens of appreciation, our love for 
our benign mother. Our mother who has, with the 
aid of our noble professors, labored zealously for our 
permanent good. The mother who gave us our 
conceptions of honor, of integrit)-, and who impreg- 
nated our brain with the first sparks of intellectual 
learning. Let us be up and doing; not dreaming 
by day and by night, but work. The college took 
us with what natural endowments we had, cultivated 
them, enlarged them, and thus fitted us for a life ot 
integrity and usefulness, assuring us a welcome in 
any strata of society. Siie now calls for help. Let 
one and all aid her needy child, the Alumni Associ- 
ation. Love my offspring if you love me. Let 
every member of the Association endeavor to in- 
crease our membership. Let every member zeal- 
ously endeavor to add to our finances. The Associ- 
ation is at a point in its history when it needs the 



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help of each and every alumnus of the school. It 
needs them financially ; it needs their physical and 
mental work. We owe a debt to our Alma Mater. 
We should provide funds with which to buy prizes 
ior competition among the students. This will fill 
the under-graduates with ambition — with a desire to 
be first and foremost among their fellow-men. How 
can we pay our obligation to our college more 
easily ? I must say that the only ingredient which 
is missing, to insure the perfect and permanent 
success of our beloved Association, is the lack of 
numbers to take an active and progressive interest 
in the Association. Let us increase our member- 
ship. But how? Let us admit, as active members, 
all students who have creditably passed through the 
Sophomore year of the college and who were elig. 
ible to the Junior Class, who have a clean record in 
both the departments of study and deportment. 
We want quantity, but insist on quality. This will 
give the College Alumni Association a large mem- 
bership, composed of a great many of the brilliant 
men of the business and political world of Maryland- 
Many of the prominent citizens of Maryland h-ive 
registered and completed this requirement at the 
M. A. C. This for the past ; but in the future, re- 
quire the college diploma to make one eligible to 
membership in the Association. 



BANQUET. 

Let every student who has registered come to 
our banquet, which is now in preparation. An 
earnest invitation is hereby extended to them. Tl.ey 
will be welcome. They will meet their old associ- 
ates ; they will hear of the progress of their college ; 
they will hear many good things of which they are 
in absolute ignorance. Communicate with our sec- 
retary at the college. Come one, come all. 

Let us remember, as alumni of the college, that 
there is a strong bond of friendship which must 
exist between us. Let each one of us recognize — 
realize thoroughly that upon him, and him alone — 
not upon his brother — devolves the duty of aiding 
his college at all times. Let us live by acts, not 
words. Speech is sweet, but actual physical mani- 
festation is what we want. We must all remember 
that we are enlisted in a common cause, inspired by 
a common ambition, to make the Maryland Agri- 
cultural College and the Alumni Association, her 
offspring, a grand, overwhelming success. Make 
the Alumni AssociaUon a bulwark of strength. 
Make the Association one of which the students, 
the Faculty and the Trustees will respect, honor 
and love. Let her stand for the right. Let her be 
an arbitrator between the students and the Faculty. 
Make her a power in the management of the college. 
Live ever, die never. Alumni Association ! 



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VERY few places afford better opportunities for 
young men than this society. Here they 
learn the value of speech, of quick thinking 
and of oratory. They know, after once having at- 
tended its meetings, that with all the knowledge 
pos.sessed by an A. B. one can do very little in this 
busy age without the practice and training given 
by this society or by one -of the same nature. No 
matter what profession they should iollow or what 
they should undertake to do in life, they know that 
the ready speech gained and the excellent training 



in debating, oratory and declaiming will be indis- 
pensable to them. 

This society has quite a history. It was organ- 
ized in 1 86 1 by Dr. William N. Mercer, of New 
Orleans, whose picture may be seen in the college 
parlor. Dr. Mercer manifested a great deal of in- 
terest in behalf of this society, and presented it with 
a sum of money and a large collection of valuable 
books. It then met in the lecture-ioom of the 
Department of Agriculture. At that time the 
society was very large, as about two-thirds of the 



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entire college belonged to it. Finally its member- 
ship gradually decreased until the year 1889, when 
it ceased to exist. 

It was re-organized in 1892, with Mr. F. B. 
Bomberger as its president. This continued through 
1892 and 1893, under the name of the "New 
Mercer Literary Society." The books at that time 
owned by the former organization were taken to the 
college library, where the society then met. Its 
members have always had access to this library, 
which is especially rich in history, biography and 
works of great statesmen. In this library numer- 
ous additions are continually being made which 
offer to the students and society members still greater 
advantages. In 1894, with Mr. Bomberger as presi- 
dent, a number of public entertainments were held. 

The society was superceded in 1894 by the 
House of Commons, organized by the members of 
the Senior and Junior classes. This was modeled 
after the British House of Commons. A great 
deal of interest was manifested in this new society, 
many topics of interest being freely discussed. 
The Sophomores organized the Spencerian Literary 
Society, and the Freshmen the Calvert Society. 
Both of these expired at the close of the term. 

At the beginning of 1895 the members of the 
Senior and Junior classes re-organized the House of 



Commons as the M. A. C. Congress, the Senior and 
Junior classes constituting the Senate, and the Sopho- 
more class the House of Representatives. Here 
bills and resolutions were drawn up, discussed, 
voted upon and passed or rejected. At the begin- 
ning of 1896 the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives failed to meet, and left the student body with- 
out a society or place to cultivate the powers of 
oratory. 

Feeling the importance of this line of work, 
the students met early in October and re-organized 
the New Mercer Literary Society. Officers were 
elected as follows : President, William S. Weedon ; 
vice-president, W. C. Nesbitt ; secretary and treas- 
urer, C. V. Allnutt ; editor, F. Sherman ; sergeant- 
at-arms, C. R. Burroughs. These officers performed 
their duties well, and the society prospered. Every 
debate showed much interest and preparation on the 
part of the students, and each successive meeting 
became more interesting. 

In January a new election of officers was held. 
They were as follows : President, F. Sherman ; vice- 
president, George Peterson ; secretary and treasurer, 
G. H. Whiteford ; editor, D. C. Barnett ; sergeant- 
at-arms, E. F. Dickerson. 

In' April the following officers were elected for 
the last quarter : President, G. H. Whiteford ; vice- 



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president, Harry T. Welty ; secretary and treasurer, 
Phillip L. Robb ; editor, E. F. Dickenson ; sergeaut- 
at-arms, F. Sherman. 

The society has become so interesting and in- 
structive that its attendance continues to increase. 
Visitors are always cordially received at our meet- 
ings. Of it we are deservedly proud. Perhaps it is 
not too much to say that it is at least the equal of the 
majority of like societies in the State. Almost every 
opportunity is offered to its members. 

It holds its meetings not when the student is 



in the midst of his weekly exercises, but on Fridaj' 
nights, after he has finished his week's work and he 
has ample time for the preparation ol his society 
work. The success of this society has been attained 
by the earnest co-operation of its members. Its 
ideas are lofty and its work earnest and enthusiastic. 
The work helps to develop the crude lad into a 
clear, strong thinker. We trust that it may continue 
to flourish and its membership grow larger each 
succeeding year. 



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The bright and youthful daucers meet, 
With laughing eyes and winged (eet; 
And golden locks come flashing by. 
Like suddtn sunshine thro' the sky. 

77/1? Broken Necklace. 

How many pleasant recollections the name of the 
Rossbourg Club brings up to its members ! How 
many pleasant evenings spent — dispelling the monot- 
ony of our college lives. It seems that too much can- 
not be said in praise of this organization, which, 
although it bears a name dating back to the old 



colonial days, has been but a few years in existence. 
But, despite its youth, it has produced such good 
effects that it is to be hoped that it may continue in 
ever increasing prosperity, contributing to the 
pleasure and happiness of that portion of " Young 
America " which is destined to receive the germs of 
knowledge in old M. A. C. 

The Rossbourg Club was organized in the Fall 
of 1891. Before that time, although we had been 
giving hops at various times and, it must be said, 



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in various places, there had never been an organ- 
ized club. Now, however, there were regular 
officers chosen to conduct each dance, Mr. Su 
Penn, of Corea, being the first president. 

In the Fall of '92 the club became something 
more than a " tribe of Nomads," for President 
Silvester allowed us the privilege of holding our 
dances in the college hall. This privilege we have 
continued to enjoy. 

Whether or not it was originallv agreed to by 
the pioneers of the club, it has ever been the custom 
for the Senior class to take into their hands the 
management of the hops ; and in the fall of '94, 
when the officers were elected to serve for one year, 
Captain Skinner, '95, was chosen president ; major 
Jones, vice-president ; and Lieutenant Harrison, 
secretary and treasurer. 

The class of '96 advanced still further the in- 
terests of the club, making our dances more attrac- 
tive and popular than ever. Aside from the June 
ball, five dances were given that year. The officers 
were : Major Rollins, president ; Lieutenant Beale, 
vice-president ; and Lieutenant Heyser, secretary 
and treasurer. 

But the work of bringing the Rossbourg Club 



to a point nearer perfection than it had yet reached, 
was left to the class of '97, and, indeed, they have 
well acquitted themselves of this duty. The officers 
from the class of '97 are : Captain Lewis, president ; 
Major Schenck, vice-president ; Captain A. S. Gill, 
Lieutenant N. H. Gill, secretary and treasurer. The 
various committees were headed as follows : Lieut- 
enant Cronmiller, chairman of Reception Committee; 
Lieutenant Heward, chairman of Refreshment Com- 
mittee ; Lieutenant Welty, chairman of Programme 
Committee ; Lieutenant Weedon, chairman of 
Floor Committee ; Lieutenant Gill, chairman of 
Invitation Committee. 

There have been five dances given this year, one 
each month, and all have been assured successes. 
Besides these there are two more on the schedule, 
one for April and one for May. 

A great improvement has been made upon 
dances of former years, in the condition of the 
floor, the reception of guests and the refresh- 
ments. 

And now we can but hope that our successors 
may continue to advance the interests of the Ross- 
bourg Club, and make it known far and wide for its 
enjoyable entertainments. 



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lub. 



J. Geo. R. Graham. 

Grenville Lewis, Jr. 

Bert S. Nelligan. 

Harry T. Welty. 



Harry Heward. 

E. Parke Lindsay. 

Wm. S. Weedon. 

Gilbert H. Whiteford. 



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liib. 



Grenvillk Lewis. '97, Director. 



First Ten or . 

L. DiRICKSON, '00. 

C. G. Leatherman, '99. 

J. J. Betton, '99. 



Second Tettor. 

G. K. W. ScHENCK, "97. 

C. M. MULLER, '98. 

W. C. Nesbitt, '98. 

R. J. McCandlisii, '99. 



/•'irst nans. 

J. I). Cronmii.i.er, '97. 

H. T. Wiu.TV, '97. 

I. K. WinTEiiiij,, '99. 



Second Bass. 

G. Lewis, '97. 

W.M. S. Wkedon, '97. 

W. H. HlNEBAI'r.H, '00. 



/•'a/set to. 



E. I)l\AI,I.. 



D. McA. Howie 



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pganisaticn. 



Maj. G. K. W. Schenck, 
Lieut. Harry Heward, . 
Capt. J. Geo. R. Graham, 



President. 

I'icc-President. 

Secretary aiid Treasurer . 



Captain Lewis. 
Sergeant Allnutt. 
Lieutenant Heward. 
Cadet Garner. 



^ceeption ^ommiltce. 

Lieut. J. D. Cronmiller, Chairtnan. 

Lieutenant Gill. 
Corporal Jenifer. 
Sergeant Muller. 
Cadet Carver. 



Sergeant Mitchell. 
Captain A. S. Gill. 
Corporal Grason. 



Lieutenant Cronmiller. 
Sergeant Allnut. 
Sergeant Robb. 



f©loop @ommi1-tec. 

Capt. Grenvitj.I!: Lewis, Chairman. 

Lieutenant Weedon. 
Cadet Garner. 
Sergeant Nesbitt. 
Corporal Jenifer. 

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Sergeant Mitchell. 
Lieutenant N. H. Gill. 
Sergeant Muller. 



In^itQlion @ommi1tee. 



Captain Lewis. 
Corporal Whitehill. 
corporai, dirickson. 



Lieut. N. H. Gill, Chairman. 

Sergeant Dickerson. 
Lieutenant Cronmiller. 
Serge.ant Houston. 



Corporal Betton. 
Sergeant Ridgley, 



[Drctjrumnic ^ommiUce. 



Lieutenant Posey. 
Lieutenant Queen. 



Lieut. Wm. S. Weedon, Chairman. 

Lieutenant Watkins. 
Cauet Barnett. 



Cadet Sherman. 
Cadet Combs. 



I^efreshmcnt (^'cmmiMce. 



Cai'Tai.v Gill. 
Sergeant-Major Lillibridge. 



Lieutenant Reward, Cliairman. 

Cadet Lindsay. 
Cadict Gibbons. 



Cadet Bell. 
Cadet Carver. 



'^rratuji.'mcnt ^ommiltcc. 



Lieutenant Calvert. 
Lieutenant Weltv. 



Lieutenant Nelligan, Chairman. 

Lieutenant W.\tkins. 
Sergeant Straughn. 

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Cadet Lindsay. 
Cadet Hinebaugh. 



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thicti 



e§. 



UNLIKE the great Grecian poet, I do not sing 
the praises of the conquering hero as he 
stands in the vast arena, crouching over the 
lifeless and blood-stained body of his vanquished foe. 
This is not the athletic hero of to-day. This is not 
a man — but a brute, whose only glory was in the 
spilling of blood, the taking of life. The athlete of 
to-day is a man noble and true, whose triumphs 
arise from skill and not brute strength — from the 
mastering of an art and not death. And it is my 
wish to place before the public in this feeble article 
the history of our career upon the field of sport as 
made by our athletes, whose efiforts I take pleasure 
in praising. 

Athletics in this college began in earnest during 
the Fall of 1892, when the first foot-ball team was 
organized, under the management of Mr. Sothoron 
Key, and in the Spring of 1893 the first base ball 



team entered the field, under the management of 
Professor Strickler. Like all other new adventures 
nothing of importance was accomplished by either 
of these teams, but in the next year a surprising 
advancement was noticed. The men had not only 
gained in experience, but, by hard work and a deter- 
mination to win, had obtained a thorough knowledge 
of foot-ball, and easily won the championship of the 
State under the guidance of Mr. Sothoron Key. 
Nor was the base ball team to be outdone. Urged 
on by the success of the foot-ball team, and under 
the excellent management of Mr. William Skinner, 
they, after a hard struggle, came out victorious. 
These successes created a boom in athletics at this 
place, and everything was promising for a prosper- 
ous season in 1894. Manager Hairis worked earn- 
estly with his foot-ball team, and although they failed 
to capture the pennant, yet they made an excellent 



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THK FOOT-BALL TRAM. 



showing and finished second to St. John's College. 
Mr. Harris was also chosen manager of the base ball 
team. His efforts were very successful, the team 
winning all but one game. 

In the Fall of 1896 nearly all interest in athletics 
was lost, and everything in that line became very 
much depressed owing to the disbandment of the 
foot-ball team, which was brought about by the 
actions of some rather hot-headed and unreasonable 
men who were members of the team. This depres- 
sion was not lessened by the arrival of the base ball 
season, and although we placed a team on the field 
under the management of Professor Strickler, owing 
to a lack of harmony and many changes of the posi- 
tions of the players, its efforts availed nothing. 
But, I am happy to say, this state of affairs lasted 
only one year. 

The foot- ball season of 1896 and '97 opened 
most auspiciously. Every semblance of depression 
and lack of interest disappeared, and the light of 
prosperity shone brightly upon us. A foot-ball team 
was organized and placed under the management of 
Mr. Albert S. Gill, with Mr. Grenville I^ewis, Jr., 
as captain. Very little was expected of this team 
since it contained so very much raw material, and 
our highest ambition was that the men would obtain 
a thorough knowledge of the game, and thus enable 



us to have a strong team next year. But great sur- 
prises were in store for us. Captain Lewis was not 
a man to do things by halves. Having a complete 
knowledge of the game and enjoying the reputation 
of being one of the finest foot-ball players in the 
South, and knowing the eyes of the entire college 
were upon him, ready to criticise if he failed or to 
praise if he succeeded, he set to work with a deter- 
mination to make a winning team. And he did it. 
A rigid course of training was mapped out and 
strictly adhered to for a month, at the end of which 
he brought upon the field a team of men physically 
perfect. 

Several practice games were played with minor 
teams, but our regular season opened on October 
17, with the strong team of Gallaudet College of 
Washington as our opponent. A more exciting 
game was never seen before on these grounds. Each 
side played beautifully and showed the best of team 
work, but the game ended without either side 
scoring. A game followed a few days later with 
the Business High School, of Washington, which 
was easily won by a score of 34 to o. It would re- 
quire too much space to give an account of the 
victories won by our boys, so our friends must be 
content with knowing that we defeated the Central 
High School by a score of 10 to 6 ; won from 



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Bethel Military Academy, of 
Virginia, score 20 to 10 ; Irom 
Alexandra High School, score 
1 8 to o ; from Western Maryl- 
and College, score 16 to 6 ; and, 
lastly, we played a tie game with 
the University of Maryland, at 
Baltimore, in which neither side 
scored. This was the hardest 
fought game in which we par- 
ticipated, and should have been 
ours by a score of 6 to o, but 
our opponents took advantage 
ot the approaching darkness 
when we were within two yards 
of their line, and allowed three 
extra men to take places in the 
line. This prevented our scor- 
ing, and we were unable to make 
a second attempt, as the umpire 
called the game. 

The season was a success 
beyond the fondest hopes of the 
management, but there is one 
thing we shall always regret, 
and that is, our failure in at- 
teuipling to persuade our old 



rivals, St. John's to give us a game. Why they 
should so persistently refuse us we do not know 
and cannot understand, but it is to be hoped such 
a state of affairs will not last much longer. 

The foot-ball championship of this State was for 
a long time a very uncertain thing, owing to the 
many claims put forth for that honor, but finally all 
disappeared except those of the University of Mary- 
land, St. John's College and the Maryland Agricul- 
tural College. We felt confident of being able to 
carry off the honors if the opportunity was offered, but 
our opponents refused to play us and disbanded, 
thus leaving us the only claimant for the champion- 
ship. It is not a very glorious victory to win, nor 
is it one we care to claim ; but since we are preven- 
ted fnom gaining it on the field, we have no alterna- 
tive than to accept the inevitable. 

Before closing this part of my article I must 
say, that to the members of our foot-ball team the 
greatest of praise is due. They adhered strictly to 
their training and obeyed all rules perfectly, as 
well as playing their best at all times. Some 
of the plays made by Watkins, Nelligan, Heward 
and Gibbons were of the most brilliant order, 
while Sherman and Hinebaugh, in their respective 
positions, were immovable. Of Captain Lewis I 
will say, he is a general of toot-ball, a conscieu 



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tious worker, and a man capable of always holding 
his own. 



It is too early to say anything definite about the 
chances of this year's base ball team, further than 
that its prospects are very bright. The successful 
management of the foot-ball team brought to Albert 
S. Gill and Grenville Lewis, Jr., the management 
and captaincy respectively of the base ball team. 
For over a month the candidates have been at hard 
practice, and from present prospects the team will 
be composed of the following men : Lewis, ist base ; 
Cameron, 2nd base; Peterson, 3rd base; Mitchell, 
short stop ; Sherman, left field ; Allnutt, centre 
field ; Nelligan, right field ; Devon, catch ; and 
Robb, P. L. Hersberger and Whitehill, pitchers, 
with Reward and Gorsuch as substitutes. In a 
practice game with a picked team composed of 
players from neighboring towns, our men won by a 
score of 12 to o, showing up well and playing with 
snap and good judgment. The pitchers are in ex- 
cellent trim, and from present prospects there is no 
reason why our season should not be a successful 
one. 



The schedule as arranged is : 

April 3, Gallaudet College at home. 

" 7, Columbian University at home. 

" 10, Western Maryland College .... at home. 

" 16, Central State Normal School, Lock Haven, Pa. 

" 17, Penn. State College .... State College, Pa. 

" 21, Gallaudet College Washington. 

" 24, Episcopal High School . . . Alexandria, Va. 

" 2S, University of Maryland at home. 

May I, Open. 

" 5, Washington College Chestertowu. 

" S, District Commissioners at home. 

" 12, St. John's College at home. 

" 15, Western Maryland College . . Westminster. 

" 19, Georgetown Univ. Reserves .... at home. 

" 22, Washington College at home. 

" 26, St. John's College Annapolis. 

Indoor athletics, until recent years, 
received very little attention and encourage- 
ment from the students, owing to the want 
of a properly equipped gymnasium ; nor 
was it until four years ago that such a build- 
ing was erected, and in that short space of 
time wonderful advancement in physical 
development has taken place under the excell- 
ent tutorage of Professor Strickler. A reg- 
ular course of training has been followed, 
an interest in the work has been slowly 
excited, until at the present time it 
mounts to the point of enthusiasm. 



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Creditable records have been made by many of 
the students, and active preparations are being made 
to get in condition our track teams which will be 
entered in the inter-collegiate events this spring. 

The success of all college teams is due to 
a great extent to the support given them by 
students and faculties. Not only is money neces- 
sary, but encouragement; and in concluding this 
brief history of our career in athletics, I do not 



exaggerate when I say our success in this line 
has for the most part always been due to the encour- 
agement given to the teams by an enthusiastic 
body of students, a generous board of trustees and 
a well-wishing faculty ; and the foremost desire 
of the Reveille is that such conditions shall always 
exist, and that the teams representing the Mary- 
land Agricultural College shall always be in the 
lead. 



The Athletic Association is at present organized as follows : 

President, Harry Heward, ] 'ice President, Wm. S. Weedon. 

Secretary, C. V. Ali.nutt. Sergeant-at-Arins, Chas. H. Ridglev. 




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THE BASE BALL TEAM 



iK/Pogpommc of R/ublic 



yxcpeises. 



Sunday, June 14TH. 

4 p. M., . . . . Baccalaureate Sermon by Rev. Dr. Easton, Wasbington, D. C. 

MoND.w, Junk 15TH. 

3 p. M., . . . . . . Field Sports and Class Games on College Campus. 

8 p. M., ..... Public Meeting of Athletic Association in College Hall. 

Tuesday, June i6th. 

2 p. M., . . Company Competitive Drill and Competition Target Practice on the College Campus. 

6 p. M., .... Review of Battalion and Inspection on College Campus. 

8 p. M., Class Day Exercises in College Hall; Address by Prof. R. H. Alvey, Maryland Agricultural College. 

Wednesday, June 17TH. 

2.30 p. M., Commencement Exercises in College Chapel ; Address by Rev. D. J. Stafford, Washington, D. C. 

4.30 p. M., . . . . Exhibition Battalion Drill on College Campus. 

5 p. M., ...... Annual Meeting of Alumni Association. 

6 p. M., . . . . . Dress Parade on College Campus. 

9 p. M., . . Thirty-seventh Annual Ball in College Hall. 

Music furnished by Naval Academy Band. 
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a§,s, 



^^y 



xepsises. 



Tuesday, June i6th, 1896. 
Music. 

Entry of Senior Class. 

Entry of Junior Class. 



Piano Solo, 

Class History and Prophecy, 

Announcement, Senior Lictor, .... 

Address, Senior Orator, ..... 

Present.\tion of Class Shield. 
Messrs. J. R. Laughlin, R. B. Beale, 

Messrs. B. S. Nelligan, N. H. Gill, .... 
Address, Junior Orator, . . . . . 



Piano Solo, . 

Installation of new Senior Class, 

Address upon Resolutions, 
Ode of Class of '97, . 

Address to Classes, 



Mr. Ika E. Whitehill. 

Mr. C. W. Dirickson. 

. Mk. H. H. Heyser. 
Mr. W. T. S. Rollins. 

Senior Class. 

Junior Class. 

Mk. J. D. Cronmiller. 

Mr. C. W. Muller. 



Music. 

Class Pipe and Song. 

Resolutions. 

. Mr. a. S. Gill. 
( Words by MESSRS. Weedon and Sherman. 
1 Music by Mr. J. D. Cronmiller. 

Formal Adjournment. 

Prof. R. H. Alvey. 
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ommcneemetrt (^xcpeises. 



Wednesday, June 17, 1896. College Chapel. 



Music. 
Address to Graduates, .... By Rev. D. J. Stafford, of Washington, D. C. 

" Elements of True American Citizenship." 

Music. 

Oration, ........ Mr. W. T. S.Rollins. 

Valedictory, ....... Mr. H. H. Heyser. 

Music. 
Presentation of Prizes and Diplomas . . .By His Excellency, Governor Lowndes. 

Music furnished by Naval Academy Band. 



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(^Lir ^ump at (^c 



clehcsief. 



FOR some time it had been the desire of both 
tlie faculty and students to hold an annual 
military encampment each June, and so much 
gratification was expresed when we learned that the 
trustees had consented, and our desire was about 
to be realized. The place had not yet been 
chosen. Many places were suggested and visited 
by our commandpnt and professors, and it was 
not until late in May that Tolchester Beach was 
selected. 

From the time that the encampment was an- 
nounced it was the talk of the college, and prepara- 
tions were continually being made for our coming 
trip. We were to leave on June 4. Examinations 
were held in advance, and as soon as these were over 
the real work of preparation began. Arms and 
equipments were thoroughly cleaned and inspected. 
Tiie eve of June 3 was a scene of greatest bustle and 



excitement. The cadet officers were busily engaged 
in directing every detail ot their commands. The 
commandant was never more busily engaged than 
then, and his presence was needed everywhere. 
Excitement and bustle prevailed, for an encamp- 
ment was something new in the history of the 
college. At last the night's work was completed, 
and each cadet's bundle, being securely tied and in- 
spected, was turned over to the quatermaster. Taps 
sounded at the usual time, and we retired, only to 
think and dream of what the coming week would 
bring forth. 

Reveille sounded the next morning an hour 
earlier than usual, but long before, many were awake 
and busy. Breakfast was swallowed in haste, and 
promptly at 6 o'clock we were assembled on the 
campus. After a short address by the president, our 
arms and equipments were again thoroughly inspec- 



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ted, and everything was in readiness for our depar- 
ture. 

Our inarch to College Station was without in- 
cident or accident, save a rush in double time for 
the wrong express. It appeared that the train 
belonged to us all the way to Baltimore, which 
seemed a long journey considering the speed of the 
train and the inconvenience of our arms. At last) 
however, we reached Camden Station, and after 
some delay marched to the boat at Light Street. 
Although it was yet early, we were not unnoticed, 
for a large crowd lollowed us in the march. We 
filed on board thi- " Louise," and enjoyed ourselves 
as only M. A. C. boys can. Our interest augmented 
more and more as we neared our destination. All 
crowded to the bow of the boat when someone an- 
nounced that Tolchester was in sight. 

Upon landing, the battalion was promptly 
formed on the wharf and marched to the camping- 
ground. The w rk of pitching tents began imme- 
diately. In this we received valuable assistance 
from Trumpeter Adair, of Fort Myer, Va., who soon 
became very popular. Meals were served alternately 
to the companie«, and before long all the tents were 
up and furnished with the necessary articles. There 
was no drill tliat day. Supper was served at 6 and 
6 30, after which additional preparations were com- 



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pleted. Thus ended our first day at " Camp North 
Point," all tired from the day's work and somewhat 
excited by the many and varied incidents of the 
day. Sleep, however, was somewhat at a premium, 
on account of our visitors in the shape of myriads 
of immense Eastern Shore mosquitoes. 

One incident of the night may be mentioned. 
'Twas after taps, and " Fatty " Martin was walking 
his beat back of Company B's street. Soon he was 
heard challenging someone near the guard-tent. 
"Halt! Who goes there?" No answer. Fatty 
broke into a run, and called " Halt " repeatedly. 
No answer. Down the line he came as fast as his 
diminutive legs could carry him, finally advancing 
the point of his bayonet at the breast of the intruder 
whom he had at last overtaken, he calls out, almost 
breathlessly, " Halt ! Who goes there?" At last 
the answer comes slowly — " Commandant." Fatty 
nearly drops, and gasps, " Beg pardon. Commandant, 
I didn't know it was you." Fatty retires, gasping 
continuously, " Didn't know 'twas you," " Didn't 
know 'twas you." 

During the night a slight shower fell, but next 
morning dawned clear. After the customary camp 
duties and breakfast our first parade was formed- 
The following orders, which continued in effect 
throughout the camp, were then published : 



" Camp North Point," 

TOLCHESTKR BEACH, Md., 
June /, 1 8 (^6. 
Orders 15. 

The following service-calls are annonncec". : 

ist Call for Reveille 5.50 a.m. 

March and Reveille 5.55 A.M. 

Assembly 6.00 A.M. 

Inspection Call 6.15 .\.M. 

Fatigue 6.25 a.m. 

Sick Call 6.45 A.M. 

iSt Call for Breakfast 6.55 A.M. 

Assembly 7.00 a.m. 

2nd Call for Breakfast 7.25 a.m. 

Assembly 7.30 a.m. 

Parade S.15 A.M. 

Assembly 8.20 a.m. 

Guard mount after parade, 
ist Call for Morning Drill 9.10 a.m. 

Assembly 9.15 a.ai. 

Recall 10.10 a.m. 

Release from camp for all except guard. 
1st Call for Dinner 1. 10 p.m. 

Assemljly 1.15 P.M. 

2nd Call for Dinner 1.40 p.m. 

Assembly 1.45 p.m. 

1st Call for Drill 3.25 P.M. 

Assembly 3.30 P.M. 

Recall 4.25 P.M. 

Release from camp. 
1st Call for Supper 5.25 P.M. 

Assembly 5.30 p.m. 



2nd Call for Supper 5.55 P.M. 

Assembly 6.00 P.M. 

1st Call for Dress Parade 6.40 P.M. 

Assembly 6.45 p.m. 

Retreat 

Release from camp. 

Tattoo (no roll call) 9.30 P.M. 

Taps 10.00 P.M. 

Inspection by Captains 

The character ot drills will be prescribed from 
this office from day to day. 

By order of 

CLOUGH OVERTON, 

(ist Lieut, ist Cavalry,) 

Commandant oj Cadets. 

The rest of the morning was spent in raising 
the flag pole and other fatigue duty which made the 
camp complete. All weut well except " West," 
who could not find the spade at " Pike's Peak." 

The regular routine of camp duty continued 
until Sunday, when all drills were suspended, ex- 
cept a battalion inspection at 4 p.m. In the mean- 
while the staff had made the acquaintance of several 
young ladies, and were enjoying themselves accord- 
ingly. Lewis one day struck acquaintance with a 
large farmer a couple of miles back of Tolchester. 



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He seemed to be very much impressed with Lewis, 
and is said to have given him a warm reception. 

At nights, before taps, many gathered in the 
officer's tents and sang to "Jack's" and Lewiss 
banjo accompaniment. Many pleasant times were 
passed in this way, making our camp-life all the 
more enjoyable. During the day's release from 
Camp we thoroughly enjoyed every amusement 
offered on the excursion grounds. We were presen- 
ted with free tickets for the Pike's Peak, Rapid 
Transit Railroad, etc. Bathing and boating were 
also enjoyed to a great extent. 

Hitherto the weather had been fair, but on 
Monday afternoon we saw a black cloud rising 
across the bay. The afternoon had been set for the 
annual inspection by Major Sanger, of the U. S. 
Army ; but no inspection was held that afternoon, 
for as the call for inspection sounded, rain began to 
fall in torrents. Tents had to be secured hurriedly, 
but some could not be made to resist the storm. 
First, the hospital tent went down ; fortunately, 
there was no one on the sick list that day. Next, 
the commandant's tent started ; the ridge pole had 
broken, and the whole tent was in danger of being 
carried away. Some of the officers' tents being 
larger and more exposed, were rapidly giving. 
"White ducks" were quickly exchanged for bathing 



suits, and a rescue party hastened towards the com- 
mandant's tent. 

About that time the great event of the camp 
took place. There was a blinding flash, followed 
almost immediately by a thunder- clap which startled 
the whole camp. But it was not the thunder alone 
which startled us. A shock, stronger than any of 
us had ever felt, disturbed the inmates of every tent, 
causing some to spring from their cots, while others 
were thrown to the ground. Captain Crapster's 
tent had been struck, and for a while both the cap- 
tain and his first lieutenant lay insensible. They 
soon revived, however, and were the heroes of the 
occasion. In the meantime the rain was falling so 
heavily that it was almost impossible to keep the 
interior of our teuts dry. 

The next morning the sun came out brighter 
than ever, and, to our dismay, the much dreaded 
inspection was held. Battalion Inspection was fol- 
lowed by Battalion Review in " white ducks ; " next 
came a Competitive Company Drill, then Battalion 
Bavonet Exercises, and lastly Dress Parade. By this 
time we we were nearly exhausted by the heat and 
drill, and were only too glad to hear that further 
inspection was postponed as another storm was 
approaching. This one, however, was less serious 
than the other, and soon passed over. 



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Next day we were informed that the trying 
Extended Order and Battle Exercises would be held. 
For two hours we attacked furiously an imaginary 
enemy intrenched on the blufir of the bay. After 
capturing the position we were formed into an ad- 
vance guard and proceeded to the interior of the 
country where we encountered a superior force and 
after a brilliant skirmish fell back to a strong posi- 
tion near " Pike's Peak," where we repulsed the 
enemy's charge with an effective fire of blank 
cartridges. 

We were now left in possession of the field and 
proceeded to protect ourselves by a system of out- 
posts. The battalion was again formed in close 
order and Major Sanger expressed himself as entirely 
satisfied with our drill. 

The Senior class underwent an oral examina- 
tion, the result of which was also satisfactory. 

The next day, Thursday, was the day set for 
our return to the M. A. C.,as the Board of Trustees 
were to hold a meeting there on Friday. Accord- 
ingly, on Wednesday afternoon we struck camp. 
As the last notes of " The General " died away all 
the tents fell together, the colors were lowered, and 
" Camp North Point" was no more. 

As soon as the evening boat left with our camp- 
ing equipage we were a.ssigned to temporary quar- 



ters. Companies " A " and " C " in the wharf 
warehouse and Company " B " in the dancing pavil- 
ion, where arms were stacked. The weather turned 
cold during the night, but fortunately we were well 
supplied with blankets. 

Next day we left on the morning boat, arriv- 
ing in Baltimore about noon. We immediately 
marched to Camden Station. Coming up Camden 
street an enthusiastic colored veteran of the Civil 
War vainly tried to persuade the captain of Com- 
pany " C" to enlist in Cuba's cause. This was re- 
garded as an insult to dignity, and in vain we tried 
to quell his enthusiasm, but to no avail, and he 
paraded behind our gallant captain with a broom- 
stick for a sword. 

After a hasty lunch at Camden Station we 
boarded a train and were soon back to college. 

Our camp was a decided success, and though 
kept busy drilling we enjoyed every amusement 
that Tolchester offered, and we take pleasure in say- 
ing that the hospitality shown us by the Tol- 
chester Company and its employees is thoroughly 
appreciated by everyone. 

This year we are pleased to announce that the 
Board of Trustees have given their consent to hold 
another encampment in June, '97. We look for- 
ward to the occasion with much pleasure. 



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IRicbavb ILukc IDorse^^. 



DIED AUGUST 29, 1895. 



Richard Luke Dorsey was born near Holl>wood, St. Mary's County, Md., 
April 12, 1876. He attended school at St. Clement's Bay for some time, and when 
older he engaged in mercantile business at that place. In 1894 he won the free scholar- 
ship to the Maryland Agricultural College by a competitive examination. He entered 
the class of '97, and when he returned to his home the following vacation he left many 
friends who shall ever revere his memory. 

On the afternoon of August 29th, as he was crossing a field during a storm, he 
was struck by lightning and instantly killed. His mother, for whom his devotion and 
love knew no bounds, died of grief the following day. 

He is buried at All Saints' Episcopal Church, of which he was a member, by 

the side of his mother, who, just before her death, suggested the following inscription 

for his tombstone : 

" (5o^ toucbcB bim an6 be slept." 



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ovcpnop 




Ov^n5cs. 



THE Honorable Lloyd Lowndes, Governor of 
Maryland, is a great grandson of Christopher 
Lowndes, of Bostock House, Cheshire, Eng- 
land, who canu- to this country a few years prior to 
the Revolutionary War, and settled in Bladensburg, 
Prince George's county, where he married a Miss 
Tasker. Governor Lowndes is a lineal descendent 
of Benjamin Tasker, president of the council and 
acting-governor of Maryland in 1752, and of Gov- 
ernor Edward Lloyd, elected in 1809. He is a col- 
lateral descendent of Governor Thomas Bladen 
(1742), and Governor Benjamin Ogle (1798). 

He was born in February, 1845, at Clarksburg, 
West Virginia, to which place his father had re- 
moved from Cumberland the year before. Most of 
the Governor's boyhood was spent in Cumberland, 
and at the age of twenty )ears he graduated from 
Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. In 1867 he 
graduated from the law school of the University of 
Pennsylvania, and opened an office in Cumberland. 
He afterwards retired from the legal profe.ssion, and 
devoted himself to business and financial pursuits. 
For a number of years he has been president of the 
Second National Bank at Cumberland. He is also 
president of the Union Mining Company and the 



Potomac Coal Company, and is a director in various 
other enterprises at home and abroad. In 1892 he 
was a commissioner for Maryland at the Chicago 
World's Exposition. 

He was elected to the Forty-Third Congress in 
1872, and served on some of its most important 
committees, winning distinction as an active and 
energetic worker. In 1895 he was nominated tor 
Governor and elected by a large majority. 

His election as Governor made him ex-officio 
president of the Board of Trustees of the Maryland 
Agricultural College. He is deeply interested in 
the welfare of the institution, and has done much to 
advance its prosperity. During his administration, 
thus far, a new chemical laboratory has been built, 
a greenhouse constructed, a department of Farmers' 
Institutes and of State Entomology created. 

Besides his large financial, coal and mining 
interests, he has one of the most fertile farms in 
Allegheny county, which is devoted to a general 
system of progressive farming ; he is thus closely 
identified with the agricultural interests of the State, 
and particularly with the efforts which have been 
made for the establishment and maintenance of 
good roads. 




GOVERiNOR LI.OYD tOWNDES. 




ov^'cpnop 



pank 



Ipown. 



THE Ex-Governor of Maryland, Honorable 
Frank Brown, is descended from a line of 
ancestry alike distinguished for eminent ser- 
vice in the councils of the Nation and of the State, 
as well as rendering valuable aid to the country in 
the Revolutionary srtuggle, and in the war of 
1812-14. 

He was born August 8, 1846, on " Brown's In- 
heritance," in Carroll county, in the State of Mary- 
land. His father, Stephen Thomas Cockey Brown, 
born November, 1820, died December, 1876, was 
one of the most prominent agriculturists in the 
State, as well as a leader in politics, and took an 
active part in all matters of public interest. 

Upon his farm he devoted much attention to 
raising stock, and was one of the first breeders of 
Devon cattle in the United States, one of the found- 



ers of the Maryland Agricultural College, and instru- 
mental in organizing the Maryland State Agricul- 
tural Society, being one of its directors for many 
years. He was several times elected to the General 
Assembly for his county, and always identified with 
measures designed for the welfare of the State. 

"Springfaeld" was the homestead of Ex-Gov- 
ernor Brown, he inherited from his uncle, George 
Patterson, who was a brother of Madam Jerome 
Bonaparte, nee Miss Elizabeth Patterson, so well 
known in the history of the States as the wife of 
the brother of Napoleon. 

This tract of land, together with " Brown's In- 
heritance," embraces 2,500 acres, the finest farm in 
the State, and is under the highest cultivation. 

In the Fall of 1875 he was elected a member of 
the House of Delegates from Carroll county, to the 



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Legislature of 1876, and again elected in the Fall 
of 1877 to the Legislature of 1878, being a very 
active member and serving upon several important 
committees during these sessions of the General 
Assembly. 

In May, 1886, he was tendered, by the Presi- 
dent, the appointment of postmaster of Baltimore 
city, which he accepted and served with great credit 
to himself, and with acceptance to all the citizens 
of Baltimore. 

He was instrumental in securing a number of 
reforms in the office, among which was the intro- 
duction of the present U. S. Mail Package Box, 
which is now in general use throughout the 
country. 

He also put into successful operation the Cart 
Collecting System. He gave careful supervision to 
the internal construction of the new post office 
building, which was completed and dedicated dur- 



ing his term, giving special attention to the equip- 
ment of the office. 

In 1 89 1 he was elected Governor of the State 
by the unprecedented majority of 30,000. His term 
of office was marked by his usual executive skill 
and business capacity. By virtue of his office, he 
became President of the Board of Trustees of the 
college. His interest in the Cadets was shown in 
the first act of his administration, in procuring for 
them a suitable gymnasium. His usual executive 
skill was manifested in the renovation of the old 
building ; providing a lighting and heating plant ; 
building and equipping a mechanical engineering 
department, and in many ways adding to the 
efficiency of the college. 

The history of his administration has passed 
into history, with much for which he can be proud 
and nothing 10 detract aught from the enviable repu- 
tation he has made for himself 



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KX-GOVERNOR FRANK BROWX. 



(^hc ^P^dvHintagcs of [(^ilituinj (^paining. 



By Lieutenant Clough Overton, Cominandaut of Cadets. 



MILITARY training as a part of our school 
system has met with some opposition. Re- 
cently Mr. W. D. Howells, the writer, re- 
coriled himself violently against it, but his warfare 
was waged in ink — not a dangerous weapon in his 
hands, and as some perhaps know that he was 
studying art in Italy during that crisis in our his- 
tory when men rend>;red military services to the 
country, his remarks will not carry weight. When- 
ever I behold altinistic writers ushering Eutopia 
into this very human world I am reminded of 
George Sand's rejoinder to the Philosopher of 
Poverty : " Poverty may have assisted you, Mr. 
Philosopher, but I still doubt if a general distribu- 
tion of it would benefit the nation." 



The dream of the Anarchist — a nation without 
government — is not yet to be realized. In the 
present state of society and international law, to 
neglect military training would do as much to en- 
sure peace to a nation as the dismissal of a police 
force would do for the quiet of a city. 

This year the attention of the English-speaking 
world is given to arbitration. The treaty as pro- 
posed did not cover much, and except as an exam- 
ple and omen for the future we must not expect 
too nruch from it. 

If ratified it will probably mean that propriety 
disputes can be settled without war, and this is cer- 
tainly a step in the right direction. But we have 
gained no diplomatic victory in this alliance to 



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arbitrate. Canada is already a hostage in our hands, 
and English private investments here makes war 
with England, unless a case involving honor arose, 
remote and improbable. It should be noted that at 
the time England offers to join hands with us in 
arbitration, she continues to build war ships, and 
this year her military budget is larger than ever. 
England now cries arbitration ! Frederick the 
Great once spoke of Maria Theresa as the old 
woman "who cried and cried, but grabbed just the 
same." 

The Premier of Great Britain recently said that 
England had acquired in recent years more territory 
than she could hold if her possession was disputed. 

If that be true, it is to her advantage to have 
another court than war with this great republic. 
But even admitting that her efforts are selfish, there 
are thousands here and abroad that will welcome 
any step that will enable nations to use justice and 
reason rather than war in the arbitrament of their 
differences. If I were called upon to express an 
opinion on the arbitration treat)', I would say ti.at 
il is a generous experiment on our part to be tried 
in the interest of peace. Arbitration, my young 
friends, is not a final court because there is no 
executive force behind it to enforce its decrees. 
Courts of law have means to enforce their awards, 



but nations have no redress except war. Defence, 
lessness invites war, and prepaiation for war which 
involves military training promotes peace. 

Your Constitution has perhaps told you that 
Congress declares war. The fact of a state of war 
is promulgated to the nation in that way by its 
vote. But it is neither Kings nor Senators, nor 
Congressmen, nor Presidents, that cause the war, 
but public sentiment — statesmen usually try to 
avert it. But when the sentiment rises strong they 
cannot, and war comes very quickly. 

Our late Minister to England, Mr. Phelps of 
Vermont, explained this very nicely in a lecture I 
heard at the Naval War College last Summer. " If 
Fort Sumpter was fired upon by the people of Char- 
leston to-morrow it would not cause war : the city 
police could attend to it." But when it was fired 
upon the war sentiment swept like a mighty wave 
and statesmen were mere straws trying to oppose 
it. If these things be true, there is at all times 
need of military training. Tradition holds that 
large standing armies menace the liberties of a 
people. Whether this be true to-day or not, they 
are a taxation and remove men from gainful occu- 
pations, so the true American would wish to see 
military knowledge disseminated among the people. 
To him neither the class militarism of Germany or 



the defeucelessness of China is desirable. At our 
State military schools 10,000 young men are annu- 
ally receiving military instruction. I can conceive 
of no safer repository for military training than in 
the young graduates of these schools. 

Economically, then the Government is repaid 
for all the assistance it gives these schools. 

And here one word on the duration of war- 
Military training makes war short, sharp, decisive' 
The frightful cost of modern war makes long war 
ruin. 

To illustrate, take our civil war. Little gene- 
ral military training existed then, and in the begin- 
ning it was often the blind leading the blind 
against the blind, and the heroic struggle dragged 
on five years. How much better for the country, 
had a few sharp battles decided, as was done for the 
Austrians in 1859, or the French in 1870. These 
wars lasted hardly si.x mouths, and the countries 
gradually recovered. 

Is the memory of a great struggle heroically 
prolonged worth all the loss of life and treasure and 
the desolation of the South ? If not, then I say the 
lack of military training has already a great deal to 
answer. 

General Scott, speaking of our military acad- 
emy, said : " But for its trained officers the Mexican 



War would probably have lasted two years longer 
with as many defeats as victories falling to our 
share in the first year, and entailing an expense of 
1200,000,000. 

Subjectively the benefit of military training is 
both physical and moral. 

Regularity, exercise, habits of cleanliness and 
order all promote health. Neatness and good phys- 
ical carriage increase personal pride and are morally 
elevating. Truthfulness, courage, and willing obe- 
dience are qualities of the soldier, and it would be 
poor military training that did not demand and en- 
courage these. Soldiers live under a more exacting 
code than civilians who are not amenable to a "court 
of honor," for acts " unbecoming a gentleman." 

In all high professions such acts meet with dis- 
approval, it is true, but the offender suffers only in the 
estimate of his associates. That " order is Heaven's 
first law," is more easily recognized in the material 
than in the moral world. Napoleon said " every 
enterprise should be conducted according to a sys- 
tem ; chance alone can never bring success." An 
army implies organization — organization a method 
or system of obtaining order. 

In contemplating the economic progress and 
tendency of the last two decades we are struck by the 
strides toward organization in the industrial world 



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whereby gigantic enterprises are made possible 
and are directed and controlled with a system 
that exacts a correctness of detail no less than that 
obtained in a military establishment. It matters 
not what, railroads, factories, banks, insurance 
companies, or what not — every where the same. 
You will find there civil generals, colonels, captains, 
and privates, rendering obedience to orders from 
a higher head, and each moving in an orbit limited 
and with powers absolutely prescribed. 

It strikes me then that system and obedience are 
at a big premium in civil life today. The traits of 
character developed by military confidence quickly 
win confidence — for the real soldier is honest, atten- 
tive, and his obedience is both of the heart and 
mind. He is stamped by a respectful ph) sical com- 
posure that is neither fawning nor facetious. He 
has already learned some of the lessons whicli he 
would have to learn unless he avoided tlie works of 
organized industry. 



Last of all here mentioned, and mentioned last 
because it is first, military training fosters patriot- 
ism and a love of the flag. Mr. Fults, in an address 
made this year at Louisville said : " The patriot 
knows that when a nation takes its hand from the 
sword hilt to turn a penny in its purse its honor and 
its glory is near an end. He still believes his State 
is the best in the country and his country the equal 
of any on earth. The national flag is his oriflamme, 
it represents his father's blood and his mother's 
tears, the honor of his home and the glory of his 
manhood. It is the Illaid of his nation, the history 
of his family, and was written by the blood of lib- 
erty in letters of flame. He regards the insult to 
the flag as a per.sonal affront, and a stain on his 
country's escutcueou, as a reflection upon his own 
character. National integrity represents not his 
honor alone, but the fame of his sire and the future 
of his son." 

CLOUGH OVERTON, 
1st Lieut, ist U. S. Cavalry. 



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A little nonsense, noiv and then, 
Is relished by the best of men. 



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P[ Ppediefion. 



^^yyiX ABOARD!" I 
y — \ my car. I sprang 



started. Yes, that was 

sprang aboard and was soon 

comfortably seated. 

It was in the year 1940, and I had just left San 
Francisco on board the Washington and Pacific elec- 
tric air car. I intended to reach Washington, and 
visit College Park, of which I had heard but little 
since my graduation in 1897. I had never even been 
there since then, but had always been too busily en- 
gaged out West. This time, however, I made the 
attempt, and accordingly arrived in our Capital after 
about a five hours' run. Six hundred miles an hour ! 
What a contrast to the times when I used to ride on 
the B. & O. accommodations, moving along at about 
one quarter of a mile a minute. 

I took the Baltimore and Washington electric 
road, which I was informed had been completed in 
1898. 

In a few minutes, on looking o_it of the window, 
I saw we were on the suburbs of a large city. 

Smoke was ascending from factories, and the city 
roar was incessant. We were soon flying down a 
beautiful boulevard. I called the conductor and 
asked to be put off at the Maryland Agricultural Col- 



lege. He studied a moment, and then said "Oh! I 
know what you mean; I'l let you know when to get 
off." I was somewhat puzzled, but waited until he 
called out ' ' College Avenue ! " I alighted and looked 
around. I was indeed in the midst of a large 
metropolis. I looked up at a sign on the corner of the 
street. "College Avenue and Harvard Avenue" 
were the names that met mjr eye. I gazed up College 
avenue, expecting to behold the same building that I 
left. But what a change ! Amidst the grove on the 
hill I saw the main building, completed as originall}' 
designed. Around it were grouped many other large 
buildings, which I took for recent additions. I 
passed up the avenue and soon arrived at a 
magnificent arch, upon which I saw the name 
Maryland Technological University. I passed through 
this entrance and as I did so, I noticed on 
each side of the avenue a piece of mounted field 
artillery. I immediately recognized them as our old 
battery pieces, still in a fairly good condition, but now 
used only as ornaments. I looked up the hill and saw 
confronting me a long line of breastworks, armed with 
the latest improved rapid firing guns and 44-inch 
dynamite rifles. I was here challenged by a sentinel, 



ic6 



and on looking at his uniform I found it to be similar 
to the one we wore back in the last century. The 
material seemed to be a little different, however, and I 
had no difficulty in recognizing it as bullet proof 
cloth. 

I mounted the breastworks and as I was examin- 
ing the artillery, I was accosted by a cadet, who, 
learning that I was an old student, offered to show me 
around. We proceeded immediately to the great main 
building, which was a magnificent piece of architec- 
ture. My friend said he would introduce me to the 
president of the Universit}'. We passed into a 

spacious room, furnished in excellent style, and I saw 
sitting behind his desk, a man of apparently sixty 
years of age. 

" Professor Gill " said my guide, " this is " 

But I had recognized him already and he, me. It 
was indeed Albert S. Gill, President of the Maryland 
Technological University. 

After our surprise was over I demanded a history 
of the College, or now University. 

" Well, you see " said he, " there is a great deal 
to tell. So I will start when I remember 3'ou went 
West. The college continued to progress under the 
direction of Captain Silvester, and in 1905 he was 
elected Governor ot Maryland bj' an overwhelming 
majority. Professor Alvey was immediately chosen 
President. Now that Captain was Governor, all the 
attention and influence of the State was brought to bear 



upon the institution, and under the excellent guidance 
of President Alvey, it arose to a position of promi- 
nence, which I had never expected to see it attain. 
New appropriations were secured, and soon new build- 
ings were added, and the present main building was 
completed. We could not nowquarterall our students, 
and buildings arose in College Park for their conve- 
nience. The Park began to flourish and today it con- 
tains 150,000 inhabitants. It embraces all of what 
U!-ed to be Hyattsville, Riverdale, College, Lakeland, 
Berwyn, Branchville and Charlton Heights. The 
City Hall you see there," he continued pointing out 
of the window, and on the crest of what used to be 
Charlton Heights I saw a towering building. " Well, 
Captain retired from public life soon, and it was only 
a few years ago he died. He was given a military 
funeral, and there's his monument." He pointed to 
a massive statue mounted on a high pedestal. " Pro- 
fessor Alvey continued in the presidency until 1930, 
when he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court 
oi the United States. He has since retired, and is 
living in New York. Under his administration as 
President here, the college became a university, and its 
name was changed. To the latter fact I think we owe 
much for the success of the institution. 

" You know I was admitted to the Bar in Balti- 
more. I practiced there successfully until 1927 ; when 
I was elected to fill a position here as Professor of 
Political Economy and Jurisprudence. The next 3'ear 



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I was placed at the head of the Post-Graduate Depart- 
ment of L,avv, and when Prof. Alvey left in 1930 
I was chosen President. Come, I will show you 
around . ' ' 

We went over the main building first and then 
visited the Armory. This was about 250 feet long 
and was situated on the old campus. President Gill 
here explained that the undergraduates were organized 
into a flying regiment, each man being equipped with 
the latest flying machine. The Post Gradtiates were 
formed into a Veteran Corps. When we came out he 
told me that the level ground beyond the old Experi- 
ment Station road was used as the campus for drilling 
on the ground. 

" What are those arrangements 3'ou have at the 
boys' windows?" I asked. "Well, you see" he 
answered, " Boys are as full of mischief as they used 
to be. They have their own flying machines, and in 
order to keep them in at night, all I have to do is 
press a button in my office and all are closed tightly. 
I believe, however, that some have discovered the 
arrangement of the wires and have put in a shunt 
to turn off the electricity, and off they fly to see the 
girls in the neighborhood where Hyattsville used to 
be. Love will conquer all obstacles you know." He 
gave me accounts of all the old students of the M. A. 
C, many of whom had distinguished themselves 
as have brave soldiers in the American Cuban and 
Spanish war. 



I noticed that the Experiment Station had become 
quite extensive, and Gill smiled as he pointed out the 
cherished new barn. He said they were now work- 
ing upon a method for making buckwheat cakes from 
corn-stalks, and also to find a way in which one square 
meal might be compressed into a small tablet, and the 
amount of nutritious matter be the same. This was to 
save the trouble of eating, he said. He also informed 
me that they had perfected a method for hypnotizing 
farm laborers and making them work. He considered 
this a remarkable thing. 

We passed several buildings in the course of erec- 
tion. "We have a way now" he explained, "by 
which a building of fair size may be erected within 
six weeks." I turned to look for the Chemical 
Laboratory and found that it had been replaced by a 
four-story stoi-.e structure. The Gymnasium had also 
been enlarged, and the Mechanical Building had like- 
wise given way to a much larger and better building. 
I was shown over the Laboratory of Pyschology, and 
found new buildings for X-ray experiments, P'lec- 
tricity and Law. There was a magnificent auditorium 
for public entertainments, balls, etc , and the Chapel 
was a wonderfully picturesque building. 

We went into the Auditorium and reviewed the 
College Records Gill then asked me if I wanted to 
see some curiosities. I of course answered that I did, 
and we went into an ante room where I saw, mounted 
in glass cases, the rarest curiosities of the age. The 



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foot-ball with which we won the championship in the 
Fall of 1896 was there. We also examined the photo- 
graph of the victorious team of that season ; also the 
photographs of the championship teams of '93 and '95, 
and all the athletic teams from that time on. " You 
see" said Gill "I alwaj's have supported athletics, 
and since I have been here, I have encouraged it as 
much as possible. We have held the championship 
in all kinds of athletics since '96, and I hope it will 
continue." I noticed a large amount of iron rods in 
one case, and on inquiry found that these rods once 
formed the fire-escape of much repute. It had to be 
removed when the main building was completed, and 
had been kept as a relic. ' ' We don't need fire-escapes 
now" Gill explained, " All the buildings are asbestos, 
inside and out." Our old rifles were also kept as 
relics. The college had been equipped in 1898 with 
what we then termed the "new rifle." "We now 
have a repeater " said Gill, " which fires a three-inch 
projectile fourteen miles. It was invented by one of 
our boys, and the explosive used was made in our 
laboratories." I examined another curiosity in the 
shape of the old time M. A. C. biscuit. It gave me 
the tooth-ache to look at it. " We have better eating 
now," remarked Gill. "There is not even the 
slightest complaint. ' "That is the most remarkable 



thing I have ever heard," I answered. " I thought it 
would take several centuries to outgrow the complaint 
precedent firmly established by Heward «& Company 
in '97. 

We then entered the "Reception 'Bus " as Gill 
called it. It was really an immense flying car, and in 
it we sailed over the city of College Park, while I 
listened to Gill's description of the University. 

' ' We of course have now none of the Faculty 
which were here in '97. Our Commandant now is a 
Major-General, and in military matters we excel West 
Point. We take our outing each year, similar to our 
annual encampments, but this year we will make a fly- 
ing tour of the world. I do not intend to go, but with 
our X-ray arrangement will watch them from here, 
and communicate with them without any trouble by 
means of our wireless telegraph. 

By the way, had you heard that we sent out the 
expedition that first reached the North Pole. But 
that's a small matter, for we are now perfecting a 
method for carrying on immigration from Mars " 

What was that ! 

I started from my bed and stood dazed while the 
notes of Reveille assured me that I was once more 
back at the old M. A. C. 



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asing. 



\ \f /HATEVER may be the opinions expressed in 
other annuals we wish to take the initial 



w 



step in opposition to "hazing," as practiced 
in our colleges to-day ; and in taking this stand we 
feel sure that we are upheld, not only by the Senior 
class, but by the student body of our institution. 

For many years hazing was practiced everywhere, 
until it had become an established precedent. Within 
the last few years, however, there have been vigorous 
measures taken against it by college faculties and our 
newspapers and magazines. But these alone cannot 
remedy the evil. It can be done onh^ by the volition 
of the students themselves. 

In our own college, as well as in all others, the 
custom of hazing existed for a long time; but the evil 
results were never so keenly felt as when it had almost 
ceased. 

While we admit that this state of affairs did exist, 
we deny the general opinion that it does exist now. 
The statements made in many of our newspapers, re- 
garding a particular case which occurred here about 
two years ago, were highly exaggerated, and the true 
facts of the case were not presented. These exagger- 
ated reports have done untold harm to many colleger 
of our country. 



In our four years' experience with this college we 
have observed that hazing has died away by degrees 
until now there is nothing left that can be called by 
that name. 

An occasional light practical joke, on old and new 
students alike, is enjoyed by everyone and engaged in 
everywhere. Under this head we do not include those 
practices much condemned by the public. The new 
.students naturally afford better opportunities for jokes 
than older ones ; and even when hazing did exist here 
the frequenc}' and manner of its occurrence depended 
upon the student himself. If he exhibited a maidj' 
spirit his persecutors derived no enjoyment; but, on 
the other hand, a haughty or facetious spirit will not 
be tolerated by any body of students, much less in an 
institution where they are so intimately associated. 
Although we are not defending the old practice, we 
make these statements to show that hazing may be 
deserved as well as exaggerated. 

Even under the most stringent rules imposed by 
college faculties, hazing, as well as manj' other college 
evils, can never be abolished except through the efforts 
of the students themselves. 

Thk Editorial Board. 



I^ueh "^do ^bout (^omeihing. 



AN EXTRAVAGANZA IN TWO CRASHES. 



Dramatis Person/E, Unknown. 



Time, 1.40 A. M. December 20, 1896. 




Crash i. 
Smash i . 
(Amid the dark recesses of Senior Hall, a figure 
is seen gliding cautiously. The gas-light from the jet 
flickering ominously, lends a horror to the impending 
evil. Slowly the figure approaches the jet. No 
sound is heard save the howling of the wind and the 
continuous snores from the Senior Hall Chorus. These 
he is used to. With a spring he alights below the 
flickering flame, and in an instant all is darkness.) 

Smash 2. 
(Senior Hall in complete darkness. A cautious 
shuffling of feet is heard, and a few whispers pass. 
Then First Unknown advances to the partition and 
sings in a high husky voice, to the tune of "In the 
Gloaming.") 

" For punishment we do not care. 
As we live, now hear us swear ; 
E'en though k shall of us make dust. 
One good old time we'll have or bust ! " 






(Groans of approbation and curses deep and 
numerous, cast a shiver through the frame-work of 
the building.) 

Squash J. 
(A figure joins them bearing a package.) 
Unknown No. i . 

' ' Have you Ijrought to us all right, 
What we need for work to-night? " 

Unknown No. 2. 

" Do you take me for a girl, 
Or even slower than the Earle, 
To think I would not do the work. 
Or try in any waj' to shirk ? " 

Unknown No. 3, comes forward and sings. 

" Now hear me swear by Uncle Sam, 
I take this oath without one qualm : 
I shall no more eat college chowder, 
Till we explode these bags of powder. 
Nor shall I ever take a smoke. 
Until these prison walls be broke. 



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fin horror, the figures try to restrain him, but he 
proceeds. J 

And e'rc I close mj' eyes to-night. 
Professors shall awake in fright ; 
And if we fail to win this strife, 
I'll study Physics all my life ; 
I'll live on college grub for years, 
Nor stay the flowing of my tears. 
To raise a row, and Prof's defy, 
We'll do this thing to-night or die ! " 

(Figures join hands and dance around the pack- 
age of powder, singing chorus to the tune of " Hot 
Time in the Old Town To-night.") 

" When you hear this powder go off — boom ! 
Each shall awake and hustle from his room, 
And when the shock is o'er, 
Professors will be sore . 
There's a hot time in M. A. C. to-night ! 

* (The dance ceases and all crowd around Un- 

known No. I ) 

Unknown No. i . 

" Which one brought from 'mongst the stores, 
The rope with which to tie the dcors ? " 

fA figure advances with rope, and First Un- 
known continues.) 



" Now boys, to work for all your worth. 
This is no time for idle mirth. 
Ere the sun his course begin. 
What we don't do will be a sin ! 
Tie each knot securely now, 
And seal each with a solemn yow. " 

(They tie the doors of Officer of Hall and Officer 
of the Day ; also, partition door.) 

Crash ii. 

Smash I . 

Unknown No. i. 

" Since we the pantrj- last did rob, 
I've neyer seen a neater job ! 
Where shall we place the powder, boys. 
To make it giye the greatest noise? " 

Unknown No. 2. 

" Right by the corner, near the stair. 
The noise then raised will crack the air ! " 

Unknown No. i. 

" A better place could not be found, 

'Twill shake this place from roof to ground." 

(They place the powder on the floor and join 
hands singing again. ) 

" For punishment we do no care. 
As we live, now hear us swear ; 
K'en though it shall of us make dust. 
One good old time we'll have or bust ! " 



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(They stop, and Unknown No. i, sings to the 
tune of " Where was Moses when the light went 

out?") 

Remember we'll together stand, 
" When this affair is brought to baud. 
Keep this in mind and have no tear, 
For Christmas comes but once a year." 

(Unknown No. 2, sings to tune of " When the 
cat's away the mice will play.") 

" Who here shall his trust ignore, 
We've all had tastes of it before, 
And I am sure not one will yield, 
As loug as he a straw can wield." 

(All join in singing chorus, to the tune, " We've 
all been there before many a time.") 

" We've all been there before nuun- a time; 
We've all been there before many a time; 
When we're hauled up once again, 
We'll not of it complain. 
For we've all been there before man}- a time." 

(Smash i ends with the fiendish dance around the 
package of powder.) 

Smash 2. 
Unknown No. i, sings. 

" Upon this plan we proceed now, 
And try to raise a greater row. 
Each one has piled up near his door, 
Some bottles, glass and stones galore. 
Old kettles, bo.xes and tin pans, 
Some Ijricks, clubs and tomato cans. 
Now as the powder just explodes, 
Down the halls in ponderous loads 



Let fly these missiles by your door. 

Until the hall is covered o'er ; 

And when they come in wild surprise, 

What a sight will greet their eyes ! 

But who has brought the match and fuse? 

Be quick ; we have no time to lose. 

But let us once more sing the song 

Of vengeance for our deepest wrong." 

(They gather around and sing again.) 

" For punishment we do not care, 
As we live, now hear us swear ; 
E'en though it shall of us make dust, 
One good old time we'll have or bust ! "' 

Smash J. 

(They disperse and wait in their doors, and only 
one remains to light the fuse. No sound is heard 
save the spluttering.) 

S»msh ^. 

(A mighty crash rings out upon the starless night, 
and a flash ligthens the building. The beams and 
joists of old M. A. C. trembled as thej' had never done 
before. The sound ceases with innumerable echoes 
following it. Btit soon again all is disturbed by the 
decent of various articles of glass, crockery, etc., 
upon the floor, sliding down the halls toward the 
lower end. All three of the halls had suddenly 
awakened. The battle of Montenotte could not have 
produced a greater din. Play ends with the noise 
continued and louder. ) 

Note — Performance repeated on Dec 21st and 22nd. 



113 



Iqs§ @5e of 'q)7. 



lass ^de of '95. 



Onward now to victory, 

Classtiiates we will go ; 
Hearts in perfect harmony, 

Faces all aglow. 
After many labors 

Struggling hard to win. 
As a class of Seniors, 

We'll our work begin. 

Chorus. 

Ninety-seven, hail! 

Let 3-our courage never fail, 
Let no groundless fears prevail, 

Class of ninety-seven. 

Graduates are leaving, 

They have trod the road ; 
Happy breasts are heaving. 

Free now from their load. 
We will follow after, 

With eagerness their trace ; 
Only one year later, 

We the world will face. 

One more year of college, 

One more year of grace, 
Delving after knowledge. 

We'll have won our race. 
Let us lift the fallen, 

Let us help the weak. 
Let our time be golden, 

Let our actions speak. 



Let us join in a song, a song of true praise. 

To our new Senior class ; 
Let every one the chorus raise 

For all the success of the past. 
With pride and joy we now can look back 

To glories that we have won ; 
Not a stain on our banner of scarlet and olive. 

Not a blush for the deeds we have done. 

Chorus. 
Ninety, ninety-five ! Glorious ninety-five ! 

Let us sing ! Let us sing ! 
Let our praises ring, 

For the class of ninety-five. 

And now as we take up the shield of our cUss, 

Let our motto ever be : 
To cherish as in dajs of yore, 

The glory of M. A. C. 
The scarlet of renown we place to the front, 

'Tis our duty so to do ; 
With the olive branch of peace over all, 

Each one is staunch and true. 

And after our race as a class has been run, 

Old M. A. C. can tell. 
That '95 her past has done, 

As she always does it, well. 
When others take our place, we know 

Our name will live and thrive, 
The class of the loyal, the brave and the true. 

The class of '95. 

Words and music by R. E. Sliger, '95. 



114 



f©pom the (^ophomopcs. 



A mass of might — Straughn. 

Tough man — Leatherman. 

An important monument — Whitehill 

Our text-book — Reeder. 

Our cab-driver — Hacker. 

Our class pet — Bunny. 

Our hairdresser — Combs. 

Our dear man — Price. 



Our regular nuisances, 



Our wind instrument — BelliS. 
("Stump, 
\Thorne. 

Our honest man — Trueworthy. 

Our burglar tool — ^Jimmy. 

Our game of chance — Bett-on. 

Our Sunday attraction — Church. 

A bird— Snipe. 



It's all a bluft — Sham. 



115 



c 




The above photo^jraph is an exact likeness of a group consisting of :- 



The successful mathematician. 
The dignified senior. 
The hard student. 
The ardent lover of physics. 
The one thoroughly interested in biology. 
The boy who has never received the mark of zero. 
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cpe ape 



@th 



CPS. 



There is a boj- called Harry, 

Who lives in 43, 
He has a brain that cati't be equalled here ; 

Excelling in whist playing, 

Mathematics and surveying, 



But he's not the only bubble on the beer. 

For one night they were planning, 

To steal poor Harry's bed. 
And when the whist club broke up for the night, 

Then Harry came near swearing, 

Lost his military bearing, 
But he's not the only cock that's in the fight. 



(With profound apologies for the slang). 

And Fay had lost his mattress, 
His bed and valued trunk. 

And next we saw poor Gilbert in a rage ; 
And when at last they found them. 
They swore things blue around them, 



For they're not the only monkeys in the cage. 

A house down near the railroad 

Kept a valued dashund pup, 
He one night took a stroll off from the Park. 

The boys were all delighted 

For professors were excited. 
But he's not the only dog that loves a lark. 



A Junior freak ca'.led Daruf, 
Of conditions had enough 

To flunk a half-a-dozen men or more ; 
Still onward he is riding 
And thinks he's smoothly gliding. 

But he's not the only foot-print on the shore. 



An agricultural student (?) 

Who is better known as Jap, 
Has thoughts which centre in the ville near by, 

Enticed by thoughts exquisite 

He makes his nightly visit. 
But he's not the only moon that's in the sky. 

Way back in last October 

We guyed poor Sham and Judas, 
We made them corporals just to see their pranks; 

We tried them by court-martial. 

And to mercy none were partial, 
,So they're not the only privates in the ranks. 



A Senior tall and slim, who loves 

To work in chemistry, 
On Sunda)' takes another turn of mind 

Where caramels abound 

He's always to be found ; 
But that's not the only day he's color blind. 

A college in Annapolis, 

Which had a foot-ball team. 
We challenged and agreed to meet one day ; 

But when that time came round 

Their boys could not be found, 
And they're not the only team afraid to pla)-. 




CLASSICAL STUDKNTS. 



phantom inc§. 



"f\ [Mistake." 

(Sentinel challenges cadet in outer darkness). 

Sejitinel. — " Who's there? " 

Cadet. — " A cadet of the camp." 

Seyit. — "Corporal of the Guard! A cadet of the 
camp ! ' ' 

Corporal. — "Advance cadet of the camp and be 
recognized." 

(Cadet meets OfBcer of Day near guard tent). 

Cadet. — " Sir ! I report my return to camp ! I was 
absent from taps." 

6*. D. — " Well, you were not reported absent." 

Cadet. — " I beg your pardon, sir ; I'd like to change 
my report then, I was not absent." 



" ©omplimenlary. 

(Scene. — Solitary sentinel walking post.) 

Sent. — "Who's there?" (Challenge to figure ap- 
proaching.) 

O. Z?.— " Officer of the Day." 

Sent. — "Corporal of the Guard, Officer of the 
Day! " 

Sent. — " Advance Officer of the Day with counter- 
sign." 
(Officer of the Day advances and asks the sentinel his 

general and special orders which are rapidly given). 

(). D. — " To whom do you turnout the guard in 
compliment ? " 

Sent. — (Names parties entitled to compliment j. 

O. D. — "Suppose a drunken and disorderly party 
crossed your post after the hour for challenging, what 
would you do ? " 

Sent. — " I'd turn out the guard." 



O. D. — ' ' You would not ! You would call for the 
Corporal of the Guard and have him arrested. Why did 
you say you would turn out the guard in compli- 
ment ? ' ' 

Sent. — "Beg pardon, sir! But I thought there 
might be a Brigadier-General among them." 



P\ot Perfeet. 

(Scene — Sultan's tent. Enter Grand Vizer). 

"Your Highness! The man with the bullet-proof 
shirt is waiting in the outer camp." 

" Bid him enter." 
(Trembling inventor enters and salaams before the 
Sultan). 

Suit. — " Has the garment been subjected to every 
possible test ? " 

Inv. — " Oh ! Most righteous ruler, it has withstood 
all that the cunning of man can devise for its destruc- 
tion." 

Sidt. — " Has it withstood rifle fire? " 

Inv. — " Oh ! Your Highness, it has withstood mod- 
ern steel projectiles sharp as arrows and as swift as 
light." 

Snlt.—" Will it stand heat? " 

I?iv. — "Oh! Prince of Light ! The lambent flame of 
the blow pipe withers and turns away." 

Suit.—'- Will it stand the sword ? " 

Inv. — " Oh ! Son of Heaven ! The point of the 
Damascus blade recoils upon itself like an angered 
adder, but does not prick the shirt ! " 

Sidt. — " Has it withstood our cadet laundry ! 

Inv.—" Lost ! Lost ! ! " 
(Inventor swoons and falls to the ground). — [Exit.] 




^ ©lass tf\ill. 



'Twas one Saturday night, and all over the hall 
'Twas as silent as death, 3011 could hear a pin fall. 
When suddenly there arose such a clatter 
I rushed down the hall to find out the matter. 



PREP'S IDEA OF THE SENIOR. 



Just then my head got such a thundering rap, 
I was not long in deciding I was into a " scrap." 
'Twas the much abused Freshmen aud jolly Sophomores 
Who had taken this chance to settle old scores. 



I managed to work my way into the room, 

And a wonderful sight loomed up through the gloom 

The dust was so thick you could cut off a bale 

And arms, legs and small boys were flying like hail. 



And then there came sounds of the scampering feet 
Each person was beating a hasty retreat. 
They recognized sounds of a warning cough, 
A professor was coming to call tlie fight off. 



A committee of Juniors now called it a draw 

And the Freshmen went off to nurse a sore jaw, 

But what mattered that, though they're bruised and sore? 

Their hearts are now light for their hazing is o'er. 




SENIOR'S IDEA OF THE PREP 



Che College ©iH. 



Oh ! Dearest charm of collcjjc life ! 

We love thee faithfully 
We've striven to prolong the liiiie 

When wc shall part from thee. 



But near at hand that fated hour 
For us these joys shall end ; 

And at thy throne of kindness, we 
Shall never more attend. 




And shall our thoughts no longer be 

With her whom we adore 
When memories of exquisite joy 
Present thiise scenes once more 



The time has come and we must part, 

In this some token find, 
Of what we (eel in friendship, and 

A love that lies behind. 



Thy face is still before my eyes 
Thy lips — thy teeth of pearl — 

Thy boundless grace — We'll ne'er forget 
To kive our College Girl. 



If W\. f[. (B- ©upned. 



We hope the M. A. C. will stand 
Throughout the coniiug ages, 

And have its name, 

Of wonderous fame, 

On history's truthful pages. 

But what in the midst of night, 
Within this place of learning. 

Some sleepy crier, 

Shovild call out " fire 1 

The M. A. C. is burning ! " 

For once the bugle promptly sounds, 
The " fire call " now is blowing; 

And thinly clad 

Each frightened lad, 

Is down the ladder going. 

One on the top hall, near the moon. 

In 17 is sleeping ; 
For thinks he 
" 'Tis Reveille," 

And he's his custom keening. 

But meanwhile, fire and smoke increase. 
The flames are mounting higher ; 

And at the park 

Professors hark. 

And come to quench the fire. 



The Captain too, from on the hill, 

Beholds the sad disaster ; 
And hearing cries 
He quickl}' flies. 

With face like alabaster. 

Excitement now is running high, 
The Captain's almost crazy ; 

And cries aloud 

To all the crowd, 

To work and not be lazy. 

The Earle comes creeping out of bed. 
Coughing, blinking, choking. 

Think he, " I'll try 

And see if I 

Can stop that boy from smoking ! " 

The quickest move he ever made. 
Was made on this occasion. 

Beneath his feet 

A schorchingheat. 

Lent speed witliout persuasion. 

Professors now awake in fright. 

And fire and smoke discerning ; 

Then Dr. Scott 

Springs from his cot. 

Runs to his hall of learning. 

A meeting of the Faculty, 

Is held with usual prudence ; 
And easily 
They all agree, 

The blame falls to the students 



He seizes all his specimens. 

His books and papers quickly ; 
And rescues these 
With grace and ease, 

While smoke curls'round him thickly. 

We look for our Vice-President, 

In various directions ; 
At last he's found 
Both safe and sound, 

Engaged in his inspections. 

Our Commandent comes rushing then. 
Though steam and smoke are hissing; 

To form us all 

The roll to call. 

And see who now is missing. 

From 37 comes a noise — 

A sound as if of pleading ; 
Professor Spence 
Who hastened hence. 

Another Prof, is leading. 

At last it seems that all are saved. 

We stand around with yearning. 
For work is vain 
It now is plain, 

Nought can prevent its burning. 



linquenev) 



m%i. 



Hacker — Blowing bugle on time. 

Bktton — Same . 

Reward — Not complaining about food at table. 

DuvALL — Not going on sick list. 

Cabrera, C. T.— Same. 

Trueworthy — Same. 

L,iLLiBRiDGE — Giving commands unnecessarily loud 
at Guard Mount. 

I.EAtherman — Swearing at his squad. 

Lindsay — Not getting excused during drill. 

GouGH — Not making up nines. 

Cronmiller — Detailing O. D. properly. 

Queen — Using shoes for breastworks. 

O. D. — Picking teeth with bayonet. 

Gill, N H. — Not obtaining leave of absence for 
Saturday and Sunday. 

Burroughs — Not attending meals. 

Welty — Same. 

Heward — Same. 

BoRST — Same. 

Wklty — Absenting himself from his command. 



Gill, A. S. — Not making test case of visiting. 

HammERSLOUGH — Turning up nose in ranks. 

LiNDS-W — Speaking English. 

Room 46 — Inmates in quarters at inspection. 

Room 29 — Same. 

RoBB, P. L — Keeping silence. 

Lewis — Repeatedly disturbing room-mates by dis- 
cussing mathematics. 

Sherman — Same. 

Welty — Not preparing tactics lesson. 

Fluharty — Talking too much. 

Alvey — Preserving military bearing. 

Carver — Wearing corsets. 

Cronmiller — Leaning against the wind at Guard 
Mount. 

HammERSLOUGH — Tying his trunk in a knot. 

Physician — Failing to give compound cathartics for 
toothache. 

Betton — Sweeping out room. 

Whitfford — Playing foot-ball. 

Hacker — Buying tobacco. 



AT BKAK FAST- 




GUESS WHO IT IB. 



College <§)imc |^u§cum. 



WooTON — The man born without ears. 
The Hersh-Grason Brothers — Knees grown to- 
gether. 

Kenlv — The dog-faced man. 
Hammond — Strong man. 
DiRiCKSON Brothers — Siamese twins. 
HoLLOWAY — Giant. 
Weedon — Midget. 
Price — Hairy man. 
LiLLiBRiDGE — Roaring lion. 
HiNES — Trick monkey. 



Combs — Bald eagle. 

Reward — Greased pig. 

Whiteford — Ballet dancer. 

Bell — Contortionist. 

CronmillER — Fat woman. 

Carver — Living skelleton. 

McGlone — Tattooed man. 

RiDGLEY — Tree climber. 

Sherman — Featherweight. 

Watkins — The man with the horse-laugh. 




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MILITARY COMMANDS ILLUSTRATED BY AGRICULTURE. 




Si/pposecl 




S'oN\t Mot9 Worn 








TO vyif^5f*^^"^Tonf 



FROM THK NAMK WE HRAR AS AN " ACRICHLTIIRAI, " COLLKr.K, TH1-; ABOVE ARK A MAV 
OF THK I'OI'lILAR MISCONCEPTIONS OK US. 



'24 



(P\n ^xpcpienee with (College |^aiL)cns. 



My last night at college, the night of the ball, 
Is one I remember with pleasure untold ; 

But a slight shade of sadness hangs over it all ; 
Tho' the joke be on me the tale I'll vinfold. 

For two years and better two sweet girls I wooed ; 

As a Junior and Senior I took all the bother 
To love both at once ; but never quite could 

Fix all my affection on one or the other. 

And they both loved me dearly ; of it I am sure, 
Though they never avowed it ; yet all of you know 

That the sly little college maid, always demure, 
Has a way she convinces you such things are so. 

Both came to the ball, my Ruth and my Nell ; 

I danced with each one, and then on the sly 
Walked out with sweet Ruth, in order to tell 

To-moirow I'd leave her, to whisper good-bye. 

I really believed that I loved Ruth the best, 

I was sure of then, as she turned round and said 

" How I shall miss you, j'ou never can guess ; 
For I love you truly — truly dear Ned ! " 



But then I must say just one word to Nell ; 

So after a dance we walked 'neath the trees. 
When the voice of fair Ruth, I knew it quite well. 

Came softly and faintly to me on the breeze. 

You surely can't blame me for listening, when 
Distinctly I heard on the air soft and still 

Ruth's last words to me 'most repeated again ; 
But 'twas " I love j-ou truly — truly dear Will ! 

Ah ! 'Twas then that I knew that Nell was the truer, 

She told me so often in saying good-bye. 
Imagine my feelings, they couldn't be bluer, 

When I saw my own room-mate look down in her eye. 

And holding her tiny white hand while she said 
He never could guess how she'd miss him, not he ; 

But I could have told him, in her eyes he read 
Exactly the same things she's just told to me. 

And then all my faith in fair maidens departed ; 

So take the advice of one who should know 
They are fair, false and fickle ; though surely big hearted 

Enough to give Junior and Senior a show. 

R. E. S. '9.5. 



125 



nsv^eps 



"to Inqu 



IPICS. 



'97. — No The feet to fit the footprints were never 
fouad. 

Com'd't. — You are misinformed sir. Hershburger 
has never been able to get his knees together. 

Gov. — Yes, sir. The milk was sour. 

O. S. Ordnance Z?.'/)/.— You must have misinter- 
preted the information you have received. However, 
there is no reason why it could not be put into execu- 
tion, but as far as we know it has never been done ; 
and the plan of using M. A. C. biscuits for grape shot 
is still an open question. 

HeWs Kitchen. — Your information is correct. The 
pup has returned. 

Mathcss Manufacturer . — You are wrong. To our 
positive knowledge Combs has never patronized any 
barber since he entered this institution. 

Eastern Shore. — Yes, miss, we can answer with cer- 
tainty. Jack is improving. 

Farm. Inst. — No, sir ! We do not plow. 

Puck. — You are entirely wrong. Ben never cracked 
a real good joke in his life. 

A'. Y. Journal. — Your information is only partly 
correct. We are in possession of a pair of twins, but 
they are not the genuine " Yellow Twins. Ours are 
of the unmistakable green hue. 

B. & O. Roundhouse. — We are sorry to answer in 
the negative. We could not spare him. He is too 
valuable a member, in fact, president of our Whist 
Club, and we feel sure his ambition could not stand 
such a fall as to be obliged to use his face as the head- 
light of a locomotive. 

Tolchester, Md. — In reply we would like to state that 



we have six men to enter the mile race, but only upon 
this condition, that a certain farmer shall stand behind 
them with a shot-gun. 

Butcher. — No, sir. We never got it. The hide was 
too tough for the hash machine. 

A. Spooney. — In making inquiries as to which night's 
he was at the " Ville",did you observe whether or not 
the moon was out on those nights ? 

Alutnnus. — They wouldn't let us have the fraternity. 




^5 h ©flen happens. 



'Tis a sad time at the best 

When 3'ou get a month's arrest, 
Or confinements in a bunch too big to count, 

Or incurring " zips " in class; 

Your rage naught can surpass 
When the tours come in a somewhat like amount. 

In ranks to be " called down " 

Has an aggravating sound, 
'Tis no easy thing to stand there and be " mum " 

From our honored Commandant 

To defend ourselves we can't, 
And accordingly your punishment will come. 

But all these things forget, 

They're nothing to regret. 
From all their bad results you soon are rid ; 

But what a shame we feel 

No words can ere reveal 
When the O. D. finds us in the cupboard hid. 



<fhc 



j'eicning 



(§1ar 



I have thought of thee 

When I watched that star, 

That shines in the even-tide ; 

I have thought of thee 

When that star was gone. 

And longed to be at thy side. 

I have thought of thee 

When in future years 

We two, may become as one. 

And watch together that evening star 

Just after the setting sun. 




THE O. D. 




RAISING STK A V\ HICK K I ICS. 



Oup ^ist of \f»Qn1s. 



Wanted. — The author and solution of the fol- 
lowing problem from the Sophomore class : All trian- 
gles having same base and perimeter is the isosceles. 

Wanted. — A hair-curler in Room 41. 

Wanted. — (By the Faculty.) The boys who 
fired the bombs before Christmas. 

Wanted. — A bed-holder in Room 43. 

Wanted. — Corporal stripes — Sham. 

Wanted. — A patent autoniaticcondition remover, 
The Flunkers. 

Wanted. — Unbreakable chemical apparatus, by 
Sophomore class. 

Wanted. — A foot-ball team that can beat ours. 

Wanted. — A real cow — to milk. Daruf. 

Wanted. — An alumnus to take post graduate 
course in farming. 

Wanted. — Ribbons ivhich have been lost ; colors, 
maroon and pearl, blue and white, black and orange ; 
prized not so much for their intrinsic value as for the 
sweet remembrances connected therewith. 

Wanted. — A track for field athletics. 

Wanted. — More practice in wall-scalinsj. 

Wanted. — A squealing pig. " Sus " and 
" Tucker." 

Wanted. — A school-house bell. College Park. 

Wanted. — Fire extinguisher. Room 46. 

Wanted. — Hair restorer. Bell. 

Wanted. — Ink. Senior hall. 



(§)iagc V^liispcps. 



Get a g-ate on vou. — Prof. W. 



No, Mr. 



I can never marrj^ 3'ou." 



"Then, madam, hear me! I will do far worse 
than commit suicide; I will return to the M. A. C. 
and study Survejdng." 

Sh ! Don't mention hockey. 

Hooray for Ira's " M. A. C. Two-step." 

" If that line were straight it would be a circle" 

Nose too much. — Eddie. 

Who died hard in the election ? — Jack. 

" Deed did he ? "—Fay. 

Not Oirish — Denny. 

" Why do the companies at Reveille remind you 
of potatoes from the college potato patch ? " 

"Because they are all covered up in bed, and 
when the ist Sergeants drag them out they turn out 
badly." 

' ' Say ! Did you see those two girls down in the 
armory the other day by the Hotclikiss gun ? One of 
them was standing with her face close to the muzzle, 
and the other turning the crank." 

" What were they doing that for ? " 

" Why, the major told them it was a /lo/ /c/ss gun 
and they were trying to get some of them." 



" What is a soldier's favorite foliage ? " 
" Leaves of absence." 

" Doctor, please come to my room : my room- 
mate, Ned Dirickson, has met with a painful accident 
by running a splinter under his nail." 

Doctor E. — " Why, how did he do that ? " 

" Scratching his head." 

' ' Why is a Cadet oflBcer like an egg ? ' ' 
" It don't take much to break him." 

" Did you hear about Hacker not getting his 
beard cut last week ? ' ' 

' ' No ! Why did he do such an unusual thing as 
that?" 

" Well, he didn't want to have a close shave on 
exams." 

" Why, every four weeks, is a soldier like an in- 
gredient of salad ? " 

' ' He is mustered every month . ' ' 

' ' What does the wind sing when a gun is fired ? ' ' 
" It whistles ' After the Ball.' " 

' ' What is the difference between a warrior at the 
moment of victory and a Cadet in Summer ? " 

' ' One pants in his glory while the other glories 
in his pants." 



129 



Fabius, Maximus, Quintilius, Augustinus Octa- 
vius Sextus Posey, '97. 

Senior Hall. 

Faces pallid. 

" What's the matter? " 

" Lobster salad." 

" Good evening, Mr. Cameron. 



Found — A black cat. Owner will please come 
forward, prove propert}', and take possession. — H. 
No. 43. 

When are Piggy and Phil out of sight ? 

" I'm hnngr\' enough to eat a horse." 
" All right, come over to the stable ; they keep 
Zebras on tap." 



f\ P\ 



At Lakeland we all were out skating one d:iy. 
The ice was just right and the skaters were gay ; 
And Preacher was there too, so they all say, 
With a maiden in blue he was flirting straightway. 



CPO. 



But he soon was dismayed, for the first thing he knew. 
He heard a loud crash, and the maiden in blue 
Had gone through the ice and screams not a few, 
Were heard by poor preacher and all the rest too. 



He made for the damsel with lightning-like leap. 
While she blindly splashed aljout all in a heap. 
He rescued her gaily, but now let him weep — 
In that place the water was just ankle deep. 




THE SURVEYING CLASS. 



OPCiee. ^cok I — ^dc ix. 



See where Soracte's crest appears 

In winter garb of glistening snow ; 
All silent is the river's flow — 

Too great a load the forest bears. 



TO THALIARCHUS 



What matter, friend, if Time should give 
Long length of years, or if thy sands 
Soon run their course ! Well, fold thy hands, 

'Tis equal gain to die or live. 



Draw near the fire : pile up the hearth, 
O Thaliarchus, friend of mine! 
And of thy mellow Sabine wine 

Come, pour a generous bumper forth ! 



Nor boyhood's loves nor mirth despise. 
The joyous dance, the cup, the song ; 
Morose Old Age delays not long, 

And where he enters, pleasure flies. 



Bid sorrow flee : bid care take wing : 

And, while we laugh at storm and cold, 
The Gods, who watch o'er field and fold, 

Will soon lead back the smiling Spring. 




STRAP," 
THE FRESHM'VN'S FRIEND. 



No longer then in sloth repine : 

Go, seek the gay, the young, the coy ; 

Keep lovers' trysts, thy youth enjoy, 
O Thaliarchus, friend of mina ! 




THE " PEKSUADER." 
THE FRESHMAN'S ENEMY. 



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Agricultural Course. — "Blessed be Agricul- 
ture if one does not have too much of it." — Chas. 
Dudley Warner. 

" The Plowman homeward plods his weary way." 
— Gray. 

Classical Course. — "A horse! Ahorse! My 
kingdom for a horse." — Shakespeare. 

Scientific Course. — " Fair Science smiled not." 
— Gray. 

Mech.axical Course. — "Conspicuous by his 
absence. ' ' — Cicero. 

Calvert. — "Whence his name and lineage long 
it suits me not to say." — Byron. 

Cronmiller. — "A youth to fame, 'ere yet to 
manhood known." 

Gill, A. S. — " I'll answer him by law." — Cicero. 

Gill, N. H. — " Love will find its way through 
paths where wolves would fear to prey." — Byron. 

Graham. — "Physicians are of all men most 
happy, whatever faults they commit the earth cover- 
eCa."— Quarks. 

Heward. — "A merry heart hath a continual 
feast. ' ' — Proverbs. 

Lewis. — " Ye are wonderous strong." — Byron. 

LiNDS.w. — "Those that understood him smiled 
at one another and shook their heads but for my part 
it was Greek to me." — Shakespeare. 



Nelligan. — " Na3' Faith ! Let aie not play 
woman, I have a beard coming." — Shakespeare. 

Posey. — " The first thing we do let's kill all the 
lawyers. ' ' — Shakespeare. 

Queen. ~j " Far flashed the fed artillery." 

"W ATKINS. ,- — Campbell 

Gill, N. H. ) "The artillery of \\ords."—Szcifl. 

ScHENCK. — " What he says j'ou may believe and 
pawn your soul upon it." — Shirley. 

Sherman. — " \^irginia ! Earth's only Paradise." 
— Dray Ion . 

Watkins. — " With warlike sword and sing-song 
lay equipped alike for feast or fray." ' 

Weeuon— [Enter the Ghost.] 

Welty. — "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." — 
K'eals. 

Whiteford. — "Grace was in all his steps." — 
Mil Ion. 

Foot-Ball Team. — "They fought like brave 
men, long and well." — Halleck. 

" Veni, Vedi, Vici." — Cccsar. 

Editor AL Bo.vrd. — " 'Tis pleasant sure to see 
one's name in print. A look's a look, although there's 
nothing in it." — Byron. 

" There is probably no hell in the next world for 
authors. ' ' — Bovee. 



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HE niein'ries of our'childhood hoxirs 
May quickl_v pass away, 
And soon may vanish from our lives 
As clouds at break of day. 



Reflections on our idle hours, 
In youth's progressive age, 

Give to us no pleasure when 
We read on mem'ries page. 



We may feel proud in after years, 
Ou looking back again 

To what we've done to benefit 
And help our fellowmen. 



But what a tide of fondest thoughts 
Present themselves to me 

Though far awaj-, my mind reverts 
Once more to M. A. C. 



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