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In darkness and silence the College sleeps, 
While over the hills the grey dawn peeps,- 
A light breeze steals across the lawn, 
'Tis a scout sent out by the coming morn. 
The sentinel stars fade one by one, 
The clouds blush crimson to greet the sun, 
Then conies a note so sweet, so clear, 
The waking bird has paused to hear. 
'Tis the bugle's salute to the coming day, 
With the clarion notes of — Reveille. 


2)1'. no. IP. Scott, 

ttbis worS IS vcspcctfiUlp OeOicateO as a sUgbt 

marfi of tbc esteem in wbicb be is bclO 

bx! tbe stuOent bol\>. 


Professor Martin P. Scott. M.D. 


PROFESSOR Martin P. Scott, M.D., to whom 
the Reveille of this ^-ear is dedicated, was 
born in Fauquier count}-, Virginia. He is the 
youngest son of Judge John Scott, one of the 
most distinguished jurists of the State. 

Dr. Scott's education was begun at the University 
of Virginia. After graduating at the University, he 
determined to prepare himself for the medical profes- 
sion, and with that end in view became a student at 
the University of Pennsylvania, entering the medical 
department. Graduating at the University of Penn- 
sylvania, he went to Paris to complete his medical 
training. For two years he remained in France as a 
student of Medicine and Natural Science. Part of 
this time he was a private pupil of the celebrated 
Claude Bernard, successor to Magendie, in the College 
of France. 

Soon after Dr. Scott's return from Europe he was 
elected Professor of Chemistry in the Medical College 
of Virginia, which chair he occupied until the begin- 
ning of the Civil War. 

Throughout the war Dr. Scott served as surgeon in 
the Confederate Army, with the rank of major. 

After the war Dr. Scott made his home in Marvland, 

where he assumed the practice of his profession. 
While living in Maryland he aided in the establish- 
ment of the Washington Medical College, now the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore. 

In 1879 Dr. Scott was elected to the Chair of Natural 
Science and Agriculture in the Virginia Agricultural 
and Mechanical College. This position he held for 
about eleven years. 

In 1892 Dr. Scott became Professor of Biolog}' in 
this institution. The chair he occupies is one of the 
most important in the College, forming as it does the 
basis of the agricultural work of all other depart- 
ments. His course includes Geology, Physiology, 
Zoology and General Biology. In all of these branches 
his work has been attended with marked success. 

Dr. Scott is a man of striking personality, strong 
character and wide range of iiifornuUion. His influ- 
ence and individual force have done nnich towards 
developing and expanding the work of the Scientific 
Departments of the Institution. 

The editors of the REVEILLE ask Dr. Scott's accept- 
ance of this dedication as a slight mark of the respect 
and esteem in which he is held by all the students of 
the College. 

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|t is with not a little anxiety that we send forth this the third volume of the "Reveille." The success 
of the two previous works has been such as to make us realize that only by the most earnest efforts could 
. we hope to place our production in the same class with them, and, if we have succeeded, we feel man)' 
times repaid for our labors. And if, perchance, we have excelled, our cup of happiness is overflowing, 
our highest ambitions are fulfilled, our wildest day-dreams are realized. 

It is customary, when placing such works as this l:)efore the eye of public criticism, to plead excuses, 
to apologize, and to pra\- clemency and forbearance. To this we are conscientiouslj' opposed; we have no 
•excuses to offer, and in our opinion apologies cover a multitude of evils. We have simply done our best, 
we have toiled faithfully and earnestly, and if we have failed, we wish the defeat to rest where it belongs — 
with us. Our greatest wish is that this, the third issue of the "REVEILLE," may be of interest to the 
students, and afford amusement and pleasure to those who peruse its pages; if such be so, we are satisfied; 
we have succeeded. 

And in conclusiou we would like to thank most sincerely those who have aided us, either materiall)- 
or by encouraging words and well-wishes. The Editors. 

M$oal•^ of i£Mtor9. 

J. A. English Eyster, Ediior-in-Chief. 
Robert J. McCanhlish Matthew H. Galt, 

J. Bernard Robb, H. Edward Collins. 

a5oar^ of fiDanaocrs. 

D. Fred. Shambercer, Bunness A/iDiai^er. 
James C. Blandford, M. Norris Straughn. 





R. W. Silvester, Prcsiticut. 

Chair of Matlieiuatics. 

Martin P. Scott, B.S., M.D., 

Chair of Natural Science. 

W. T. L. Taliaferro, 
Chair of Agfriculture. 

C. O. TowNsEND, Ph.D., 
Professor of Botany and Pathology. 

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


Assistant in Ensrlish and Mathematics. 

Guy V. Stewart, B.S., 

Assistant in Botany. 

J. R. Laughlin, B.S., 
Assistant in Chemistry. 

Richard H. AlVKY, ricr-Prcs. and Actino Cjtiuft of Cadets, 
Chair of English and Civics. 

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

Chair of Cheuiislrv. 

Harry Gwinner, M.E., 

Chair of ^Mechanical Engineering. 

Samuel S. Buckley, B.S., D.V.S. 
Chair of Veterinary Science. 

Henry T. Harrison, 
Principal Preparatory Department. 

J. H. Mitchell, M.E., 

Assistant in Mechanical Engineering. 

F. P. Veitch, M.S., 
Assistant in Chemistry. 

Thomas H. Spence, 

Chair of Languages. 

W. G. Johnson, A.M., 
Professor of Entomology. 

Henry Lanahan, A.B., 
Chair of Physics and Civil Engineering. 

William H. Zimmerman, M.S., 

Professor of Photography and 


E. D. Sanderson, B.S., 

Assistant in Entomology. 

\V. W. Skinner, B.S., 

.Assistant in Chemistry. 

George W. Cameron, B.S., 

Assistant in Chemistry. 

Conformity to T>ypc vq. Quixotism. 


/TjONFORMiTY to Type is the Law of the Workl. 
V^ The yearly- foliage of the trees, the delicate 

^ painting of the rose-bud, the morning psalm- 
ody of the Springtime songsters, and the 
delicate weaving of the cocoon for the chrysalis, all 
bespeak the fact tliat this law threads the universe — 
each thing conforms to its type. Does this law 
permeate the human creation of the universe ? The 
inherited beliefs, the persistent, blind and unyielding 
respect to traditions — all bespeak, in a language too 
plain to be misunderstood, that even in the crowning 
act of creation conformity to type finds its home- 
And yet man, in distinction from the brute, possesses 
a power beyond this. 

Quixotism is the child of Don Quixote. Knight 
errantry, as an institution, was called into existence 
at a time in the history of the world when the ex- 
ercise of its functions was unique and of vast impor- 
tance to the world. Many of the names which adorn 
the pages of history did work in this order and moved 
the world forcibly along towards the position of its 
highest ideal. Perhaps the brightest gem in this 
galaxy was the Chevelier Bayard, "sans perir, a sans 

rcproch," and one such product makes it impossible 
to say that it would have been better had such an 
institution never been. Dike many good things in 
this world it outlived its day; the death of the period 
of its usefiilness was not accompanied by the death of 
its child, and this child grown to manhood's sturdy 
strength, with many accompanj'ing exaggerations, 
became a monstrosity when incorporated upon a 
different order of things. Cervantes, seeing this, set 
himself the task of eliminating it from the civilization 
to which he belonged. How gently he handled the 
subject may be seen in the tender pathos which 
threads the book, and make its perusal, with all of its 
exaggerations, a source of pleasure to age as well as 
youth, wherever that age or youth ma}' be found. 
And this will continue in all time and in all places, 
so long as heart can be found which will beat in 
sympathy with a human heart when moved by a pur- 
pose, (no matter how exaggerated ), whose aim is to 
relieve distress: and wherever unhappiness can be 
found, by individual effort, weed out the cause and 
plant the growth whose only flower is human con- 

Here is the origin of the term quixotic, and its 
inanj' derivatives. The time was when it bore a 
somewliat different interpretation from that in which 
it is here used. Like all comprehensive terms, with 
great ideals, its origin was a badge of reproach — syn- 
onymous with exaggerated motives; a striving for the 
unattainable, an abnormal development of effort in 
the striving for a state or condition confessedly ideal- 
istic — all of which, in the eyes of practical men, is 
but an emanation from a mind distorted. 

The demonstration to the world, by men with 
ideals, that sometime their children may become 
realistic and be potent factors in the product of good 
found in the world, has led men to broaden the scope 
of the word, until now it is used to characterize actions 
or ideas which are not in the same category with those 
bearing the stamp of approval of the general com- 

Conformity to type is plainl\- seen in the position 
of the defenders of tradition towards newly arisen 
scientific or philosophical teachings. Such can only 
be witnessed with genuine sorrow bj^ those who 
heartil}' and sincerely care for the truth. It is a sa}'- 
ing of the great Spinoza that "human affairs are 
neither to be bewailed or smiled over, but to be un- 
derstood; to read them in the light of calm, sober 
judgment, and accept conclusions based upon such, 
no matter how contradictory to the usual order of 
things." The average man, like trees and animals, 

clings to his type. The old, the conventional is 
agreeable to him; customary scientific and religious 
opinions have grown into his very being. Although 
possessed of a power to critically examine and decide 
questions b}' the criteria of truth. Mental indolence, 
defective spiritual mobility, superfl.uous respect for 
authority unite with dependence upon the conven- 
tional and the love for long-cherished habits and ideas, 
in order to stifle in the bud thoughts of a possibility 
of a change in such deeply settled convictions as one 
has been acctistomed to. This is all wrong. Every 
thinking man must see and know that the world in 
which we live is one of change, so far as he is con- 
cerned: must be conscious of something within him- 
self which calls upon him to decide questions for 

Conformity to type and veneration for it have been 
productive of most of the great tragedies in the his- 
tory of the world. It lead to the French Revolution, 
and by a reactionary development of Quixotism, made 
it possible for the key to the Bastile by a remarkable 
fitness of things, to hang forever off duty, on the 
walls of Mt. Vernon. The Inquisition of the Middle 
Ages was its child, and England, during the dark 
eras of her history, was suffering from this leprosy. 
It is not to be understood that conformity to type in 
the field of its proper activity is to be condemned. 
In all creation up to man any other state of things 
than this is monstrous. In man the power to act inde- 


pendentlj- would never have been given without the 
obligation to do so. Therefore it is claimed without 
the fear of contradiction that no man should inherit 
his belief in anything. Taking the world as it is at 
the age of maturitj', let him calmly weigh the con- 
ditions upon which solid judgment rests, with all the 
light the past will give, all the aid which the present 
affords, and with such prescience as he can summon, 
make the future pay tribute to his power in forming 
his views of all the various conditions of life. This 
is the only rational scheme; this the only sensible 
course for rational man. 

China is a nation of conformity to type, and with 
as unerring exactitude as the birds and other irre- 
sponsible things, her children build, sow, think, and 
live in their vocation as their fathers did. The Celes- 
tial Empire, with its teeming millions, with its almost 
infinite power for good, drags its weary course far in 
the rear of the car of progress. Innovation to them 
is a crime; a disease upon the body politic, against 
which the strictest quarantine is laid. Confucius is 
to them their past, present and future. 

America is tainted with this same conformity to 
type. The millenium is not yet here. Our religion 
and government are good, but we have not yet 
reached ideal perfection. Many Americans are jealous 
of any criticism upon their religion, customs or laws. 

Dickens' "American Notes" in many particulars is 
exaggerated and I'ar away from the truth, still, at the 

same time, every honest American can see running 
through his vein of satire, ridicule, and word-painting 
much that is true. One instance is sufficient. How 
far away from being true to nature is his picture of 
our House of Representatives? We have all been, no 
doubt, spectators of its deliberations; what do we 
think of them? Right here are formed laws which 
constitute the chart by which we are guided. Is it our 
opinion that dignity and gravity sufficiently charac- 
terize their deliberations? I am sure that we cannot 
be far away from Dickens' own notion, in this one 
particular, to any nothing of others. 

Any man, sincerely and praj-erfully seeking for 
help, may abide in the assurance of perfect faith, with 
the light given, no matter how incompatible his con- 
clusions may be with those who are guided alone by 
the law of conformity to type. 

Metzrott, the shoemaker, Henry George and Bel- 
lam)-, each and all announce Quixotic doctrines. And 
why? Because their ideas are awaj' from conformity 
to type, and still there cannot be found an honest 
thinking man who does not realize that the present 
principles upon which the basis of society rests and 
is accepted generally by the unthinking are radically 
wrong. There should be no conflict between labor 
and capital; these twin elements in every product of 
man's ingenuitj^ have no right to be warring against 
each other; symphony alone should be the result of 
their combination. Neither extreme will ever settle 


the vexed question: there is a combination some- 
where where these forces will so act as to have as their 
resultant a power equal to the sum of the two 
elements. It is reserved for the Quixotic mind — the 
one not content with things as the3- are simply because 
they are so, but who wishes to subject everything to 
the criteria of truth before final assent is yielded to 
its worth. Old scholasticism held that truth could 
only be self evolved; that man could onl\- be certain 
of just such knowledge as had for its basis innate 
notions of truth. It was reserved for the immortal 
quixotic Bacon to shatter the manacles which had 
held the human mind in subjection for thousands of 
j-ears, and bid it soar among the laws of the universe 
and become acquainted with them by his powers of 
observation. He first realized that — 

"The works of God are fair from naught, 
Unless our eyes in seeing, 
See, hidden in the thing, the thought 
That animates its being." 

And, realizing this, he put his interrogation to 
Nature, and she answered intelligently his questions. 
He made it possible for Newton to announce to a 
listening but incredulous world the laws which bind 
the spheres to the paths, and at the same time guide a 
molecule in its vibration. These are quixotic minds; 
men who cut loose from the slaver)' of conformity to 
type and dared to be quixotic in their day and 

Every epoch in the history of the world has its 
birth in what is called quixotic action. How prone 
we all are to regard any action, on the part of anyone 
not conforming to our notions of right or usual custom, 
as of such a nature as to be worthy of our ridicule 
and best efforts directed to its extermination. All 
this is wrong! A little thought will unmistakably 
demonstrate the fact that our only safety is in accept- 
ing conclusions reached by patient thought. 

Newton was once asked in what constituted his 
superiority to other men. His manner was marked 
by his usual humility; that he was not conscious of 
such, but if in any particular he was superior to other 
men, he could only account for it on the basis of 
palie7it thought. How few have this power? And 
those who have it, how timid they are, if their con- 
clusions reached are in any way antagonistic to the 
usual, accepted doctrines of the Church, State, or 
the still more imperious rulings of an arbitrarily con- 
stituted societj'. Nothing so completely foils a man, 
and throws him back upon himself, makes him timid 
in expressing thoughts which have been the result of 
long mental incubation. I say nothing so completeh' 
terrifies him as the fear of what the world will say 
about it. T'-uth is not his first aim, but rather, the 
other inconsiderable thought, of what will be thought 
of it. 

John Hampden was qtiixotic in the extreme, in the 
eyes of practical Englishmen, when he ofi'ered up his 


life rather than submit to unjust taxation. Pestalozzi 
and Froebel were regarded as quixotic when the}' 
breasted the torrent of mediaeval notions and an- 
nounced the doctrine that children should grow men- 
tally, as they do physically, in a natural and pleasant 
wa}-. Assigned tasks beyond their years, long and 
tedious hours of confinement were, according to their 
ideas, monstrous impositions, productive of no good. 
They outlived the odium heaped upon them as the 

result of the announcement of their views, and to-day^ 
what was quixotic and notional in them, is the 
accepted psychological method of procedure in all 
early education. 

In conclusion, pioneers in new fields are the ones 
to whom the world will ever be in debt. Its present 
and future progress, if such it is to be, is to be bora 
of just such adventurous spirits. 

R. W. Silvester. 


Zbc Cadet Corps of )VI, H, C. 

ns a part of tbe IHatlonal ©uarO of iTRarglanO. 


^1 REVIEW of the Spanish-American war demon- 

^^ strates, among many other facts, the incom- 

I petency of our present system of national 

^ defence on land. Now that the danger is past, 

we can consider calmlj' the remedy to be 

applied to the defects therein. 

It is not my intention to suggest a general sj-stem 
for the establishment of the National Guard upon 
a peace footing, so constituted as to be immedi- 
ately and effectively available upon the beginning 
of hostilities. Such a proposition is bej^ond the 
scope of this paper. I merel}' wish to call attention 
to one agent which, under proper conditions, might 
do much to increase the efficiency of the National 
Guard of Maryland, but which, unfortunately, has 
not, up to this time, been considered in this relation. 
I refer to the Military Department of the Maryland 
Agricultural College. 

The founders of this College, being gentlemen of 
wide experience and exhibiting a livel}- appreciation 

of the benefits to be derived from the military training 
of young men, early established the Military Depart- 
ment of the College, and endeavored to make its 
working effective. The department has existed since 
1865, and is to-day in a flourishing condition. As at 
present constituted, it is a most valuable factor in the 
education of young men, though, owing to circum- 
stances which have limited the area of its influence, it 
has never been permitted to measure up to the full 
standard of its usefulness. 

In this department the student is instructed in all 
of those branches of military science, a knowledge 
of which is necessary to produce the good soldier 
Beginning with the school of the soldier, the student 
receives theoretical instruction in company and bat- 
talion formations and guard duty. The principles 
learned in the lecture room are put into actual prac- 
tice in daily drills upon the field. Additional 
instruction is given the higher classes in the art of 
war as set forth by the leading authorities upon the 


tiubject, as well as by a study of some of the cam- 
paigns of famous military leaders. When practicable 
two weeks are devoted to camping away from the 
College, when instruction is received in all those 
branches pertaining to service in the field. This 
latter, however, is dependent upon the courtesy of 
the commander of the State National Guard— for the 
College having no camp equipment, the camp can 
only be made when the authorities consent to loan a 
part of the State equipment. 

The whole system of discipline is military. Cadets 
march to and from meals, chapel exercises and class 
rooms, while the preservation of order in the building 
is almost wholly in the hands of the cadet officers. 
Having his entire conduct and mode of life governed 
by military regulation and discipline, the student's 
mind becomes slowly but surely impregnated with 
the ideas of obedience to constituted authority, and 
subservience of personal sympathies and pleasure to 
the re<iuirements of law and order, which are essential 
characteristics of the perfect soldier. Four years 
spent amid such influences cannot fail to make a 
lasting beneficial impress upon the youthful mind. 
The tendency of this training is to develop not only 
well-drilled men, but good citizens. To be able to 
command one must first learn to obey: and when 
after a season spent in the subordinate station of the 
private, as a reward for soldierly deportment, the 
student is promoted to be an officer, the responsibili- 

ties incident to his station develop and broaden his 
mind better than any other training to which he 
might be subjected. 

The Federal Government long since recognized the 
beneficial results which must inevitably flow from 
such a system of education; and in order to direct 
such instruction and insure its uniformity, an Act of 
Congress was passed and approved July 2, 1862, under 
the provisions of which the College is provided with 
small arms and two field pieces, with a limited sup- 
ply of ammunition for both rifles and cannon. In 
addition to this equipment an officer of the United 
States Army is regularly detailed as instructor in 
military science and tactics to the College. 

The idea of the founders of this system was to 
produce each year, from each State, a number of 
young men well trained in military affairs who should 
be a complement to the regularly organized National 
Guard, and a nucleus around which could be formed 
the volunteer armies of the several States, and who 
should be capable in times of necessity of drilling 
and fitting for duty, in the shortest time possible, 
these armies, upon which under our present system 
we must depend for the defence of the nation on land. 
The spirit of dislike for large standing armies, inherent 
in the people and prevadingour constitutions, renders 
us dependent to a large degree upon the militia of 
the States in times of actual war. The idea of 
increasing the efficiencs' of the militia, therefore, is 


not only in liarmony with the spirit of our institu- 
tions, but in view of recent events an urgent necessity. 

How far the ideas of the founders of this system 
have been carried out has depended almost entirely 
upon the several States. In those States in which an 
enlightened policy has prevailed the results have been 
most excellent; but in a majority of the States (of 
which, I regret to say, Maryland is one) owing to the 
failure of the Legislature to grasp the true intent of 
the Act of Congress, and to seize upon the advantages 
growing out of it, the success of the system has been 
only partial. 

A brief consideration of the system will demonstrate 
wherein it is deficient. The Federal Government has 
done its part. In providing the means of instruction 
it has faithfully performed its share of the compact, 
but the State has failed to reap the benefit which 
might under a different system have grown out of it. 
The course of military instruction in vogue at this 
school is theoretically good as far as mider existing 
conditions it can be carried; but it does not go far 
enough. Not only does the State not provide the 
means of completing the military education begun 
and carried to an advanced stage through the liberality 
of the Federal Government, but it fails also to pro- 
vide the means whereby the knowledge so imparted 
can be immediately utilized. 

I am but quoting from an oflScer of the United 
States Army stationed at the College for a period of 

four years, when I .say that the present system is 
defective, and that the State should adopt some plan 
by which the military education here gained by her 
young men could be utilized for the perfecting of its 
National Guard. As it is upon the leaders, rather 
than men, that military success depends, the educa- 
tion and training of young men to a point at which 
they become competent to lead must necessarily be a 
lasting aid and improvement to the existing organized 
force of the State. 

Nor is this a new idea and a plan untried. The 
case of the Virginia Military Institute might be 
cited to show the advantages resulting to the State 
from such a system. The records of this institution 
show that it furnished more officers for the Confed- 
erate armies during the Civil War, and did more to 
elevate the standard of military excellence therein 
than any other school. Her graduates now hold 
commissions in the State National Guard. 

A case more directly in point, because of tlie closer 
analogy existing between the institution in question 
and our own, is that of the University of Missouri. 
This University is simply the Agricultural College 
of the State which, under the liberal policy of its 
Legislature, has grown to the station of a university, 
by no means insignificant among those of the West. 
Under the laws of Mi.ssouri the Cadet Corps of the 
University, which is composed of cadets appointed 
by the various Senators and Representatives of the 


State, according to special laws provided, and all 
male students of the Universit}-, who voluntarily 
enroll themselves in the military department, subject 
to the rules and regulations provided for the govern- 
ment of the same, is a part of the National Guard of 
that State. As a part thereof they are "entitled to 
all such provisions as are or hereafter may be made 
for the National Guard of Missouri." Their officers 
are commissioned by the Governor of the State upon 
the recommendation of the Faculty of the University. 
Upon graduation each graduate of the military depart- 
ment is "entitled to a commission as brevet Second 
Lieutenant of the National Guard of Missouri, subject 
to physical examination; provided application shall 
be made for such commission within one year from 
the date of graduation, and that the applicant be a 
resident of the State of Missouri at the time of 
making application." 

The Federal Government provides an officer of the 
regular ami}' as instructor in military science and 
tactics, arms and ammunition, targets, etc. The 
State furnishes camp equipage, utensils, etc, and to 
those cadets appointed by the various Senators and 
Representatives, uniforms and the cost of the tuition. 
Here again we see a system calculated to yield 
beneficial results to the State; and it is submitted 
that such a system should be established in Maryland. 
There are certain improvements which might be 
suggested for this scheme, but in principle it is e.xcel- 

lent. Let us consider how such a system would work 
in connection with this College. 

As a part of the National Guard the equipment of 
the Corps of Cadets would be more complete than it 
at present is or can be, and the students would be 
enabled to receive as a part of their regular course 
practical instruction in all the branches of the military 
art, including formation of camps. Being permitted 
to participate in the regular encampments of the 
National Guard they would become accustomed to act 
in concert with large bodies of troops, and their 
previous instruction in battalion drill would be sup- 
plemented b}' regimental and brigade drill, thus 
completing their military education begun at the 
College. The esprit du corps engendered bj' associa- 
tion with practical soldiers would, in itself, be a strong 
argument in favor of the arrangement. On the other 
hand, the State would become an immediate benefi- 
ciary by having annual additions made to its military 
establishment of young men thoroughly educated in 
modern military science and capable of infusing new 
life into the organization. The young men so educated 
would form a reserve corps upon which the State 
could rely with confidence, in times of necessity, to 
train and direct its raw militia. 

I do not wish to be understood as suggesting the 
idea that the incorporation of the Corps of Cadets of 
the various Agricultural Colleges into the National 
Guards of their respective States would alone accom- 

plish the desired results and prove a panacea for all 
the evils of the S3'stem, but I do hold that such a 
movement would greatly help overcome the conditions 
producing these bad results. 

That the infusion of the graduates of this College 
into the National Guard of this State, subject, of 
course, to prudential restrictions, would not be detri- 
mental to the standard of militar}' excellence therein 
existing, is proven bj' the fact that, when during 
the past year. Congress authorized the President to 
appoint two hundred second lieutenants for service in 
the army, it was thought wise to limit the President 
in his selection to the graduates of Agricultural 
Colleges, the inference being that graduates from 
these colleges are more competent to fill such stations 
than are mere civilians, or those already enlisted in 
the ranks as privates or non-commissioned officers. 

This but a single example — others might be ad- 
duced equally pertinent and f(5rcible. If, therefore, 
the graduates of the Agricultural Colleges are, under 
the present defective system, considered well able to 
serve as officers of the regular army of the United 
States, is it not reasonable to suppose that under a 
broader system of training, such as that outlined 
above, a still higher standard of excellence would be 

The details of the law required to attain these 
results need not be considered. Two officers of the 
regular United States Army, formerly stationed at the 

College, have submitted in their reports to the presi- 
dent of the College outlines of laws by which the 
above suggestions might be made effective. These 
will be found in the annual reports of this College to 
the Legislature, published in the years 1S93 and 1895. 
The provisions suggested are essentially like that in 
effect in Missouri. If, then, in the opinion of men 
like these, whose profession is one of arms and whose 
life is devoted to the stud}- and practice of the art of 
war the enactment of such laws would be beneficial 
to the State, it seems that the proposition merits 
some consideration by our law-makers. 

The theory of the proposition is founded upon 
sound premises and promises good results. The 
theory is substantiated by the experience of seven 
States which have tried it, and proved it to be emi- 
nently satisfactor}'. We waive the discussion of the 
proposition that war is barbarous and peace alone to 
be desired; but we are compelled to acknowledge 
that "it is a condition, not a theory, which confronts 
us." If we are compelled to have militar5' establish- 
ments, let us have those which are most capable of 
doing eifective service — following the advice of our 
greatest leader and ststesman, who counselled us in 
time of peace to prepare for war. 

If the incorporation of the Corps of Cadets of the 
Maryland Agricultural College in the National Guard 
of Marj'land would increase the efficiency thereof, 
and enable us, in time of need, quicklj- and effectively 

to prepare to resist the danger confronting ns, then 
let us hasten to secure that aid. 

It is submitted that this would be the logical and 
inevitable result, and it is to be hoped that the day is 
not far distant when the military department of the 
Maryland Agricultural College shall, without infring- 

ing upon or rendering less effective the able work 
being done in the other departments of the college, 
rank with such institutions as those described above, 
whose graduates have been and are 

"In pace dccns, in bello p>-aesidiu7n." 


^'^k$$ ^rganii5ation$. 

Class of 'pp. 


Class Colors — Orange and Blue. 

M. N. Straughn, President. 

H. E. Collins, Secretary and Treasurer. 

James C. Blandford, 
H. Edward Collins, 

J. A. English Eyster, 
Matthew H. Galt, 

Class Yell — Tangent, cotangent, cosecant, cosine, 
M. A. C, M. A. C, Ninety-nine. 


Class ©fticcrs. 


I. E. White HILL, I'ice-President. 

R. J. McCandlish, Historian and Prophet. 

Class IRoll. 

J. Frank Kenly, 

Robert J. McCandlish, 
T. Malcolm Price, 

J. Bernard Robb, 
Ira E. Whitehill. 

D. Fred. Shamberger, 
T. Owen Sedwick, 
James H. Shipley, 

M. NoRRis Straughn, 


CLASS OF '99. 



Co Class ot '99, fID. a. C- 

Come, class-mates, let us all unite, 

Our voices in this ode, 
With joj'Ous hearts we've won the fight. 

Prelude to life's rough road; 
We've (lug and delved at wisdom's store. 

Left no less in the mine. 
We've reached the goal, the race is o'er. 

Of the Class of Ninetj^-nine. 

Class of Ninetv-nine, come and 

Fall in line, 
Each nerve we'll strain, 

The goal to gain; 
Let none be left Iiehind. 


Our quarrying tools will not be laid 

Where they'll be used no more. 
When journeymen we've learned the trade 

To delve the mines of lore; 
We hope to dig still richer pearls. 

That will with lustre shine, 
To guide the old world as she whirls. 

By the Class of Ninety-nine. — Clio. 

On tented fields or halls of state. 

Or traders of the mart. 
What e'er our station, small or great, 

We hope to do our part; 
Should foes assail, we'll be on hand 

To take our place in line 
Defenders of our native land, 

The Class of Ninety-nine. — C/io. 

Words am/ .U/isi, /m' Jra E. Whilehill. 


r)istory of the Class of 1899. 


Ix SkI'TKMIUCK, 1S95, alinllt 

liiity-two younj;- nicn, np 
ifscntinj; lla- iMesliinaii 
Class, lined up for roll-call, 
and were dressed into shape 
with all promptness and 
celerity which cluiracter- 
i/.es the M. A. C. Sojilio- 
niore. We ha\'e no doubt 
that this was e.\lrcnicl\ iK-ni'ficial, but we wvvv I'ar 
Ironi realizinf,^ it at thai liuK'. Then I'ollowed a > ear 
of simple j^riiul, nidiroken except !>>■ athletics and an 
occasional tri]i. In base-ball our class won the ciiam- 
pionshi]! 1)1 the CoUej^e. The lollowing year we were 
joined by Messrs. Oorsuch, Collins, Price, Shandierger 
and Thorn, who heljicd, in a measure, to fdl out the 
many breaks in our ranks. We were full of the impor- 
tance of beini; old students, and ha\ ing learned a few 
things from the ])recediiig year's Soi)homore Class — we 
went and did likewise — thus we lived out the hajipy 
free-froni-care second year, which makes the "Ioll\ 
Sophomore" a feature of oui American College. 

vSeveral of us Inudiii; failed in mathematics, as be- 
comes a good Soiihiimort-, we lelt for our Summer 

vacation full of good resolutions for the next year. 
This, the (.leventh hour, Messrs. Kyster and Sedwick 
joined us, making a Jiniiiir Cl.-iss of twenty-five. We 
l)assed a year of liard work, only relaxing when dis- 
playing the usual loudness of the Junior for visiting 
Washington and \icinit\'. Soon the June examina- 
tions rolled aroiuid, and we were confronted with the 
responsibilities of the vSenior year. 

Now, when this is being written, our last year is 
nearl>- done, and I think we have cause to be proud 
of our record, and we can go awa\' feeling that we 
have done something for the College and those who 
come after us. As the roll now stands we liave Hland- 
ford, of Prince George, who from liis Freshman year 
has led his class in studentshi]): he has held ses'end 
olTices in the class: has been a member of the foot- 
ball team for two vt-ars, and is now manager of tin- 
base-ball team and vice-president of tlu' "June 

Collins, of Somerset, euteri-d in the Sophomore 
year: he is our leading classical student: he is now 
secretary' of the class, salutatorian, "June Hall" 
committeeman, and associate editor of tln' Run'ICiij.k. 

ICyster, of lialtimore c-il>', entered in the Jiuiior 


year, Init in the two years lie has been with us he has 
accom])Iislie<l imicli. He has taken a j^reat interest 
in literar>' work, and was president of the "Mercer 
Literary Society" during the first term: he is now 
editor-in-fhief of tlie RiCViUl.iJC, valedictorian, cliair- 
nian of committee of tlie Kossburg Club, and manager 
of tennis team. To him we owe our first well- 
organi/ed track team. 

(ialt, of Carroll, has taken (|nite an interest in 
athletics, winning the medal for all-around athletics 
last June. He is also ])rominent in social affairs; is 
class orator, ca])tain of the track team, "June Hall" 
committeeman, and associate editor of Ri'.n'i'.ii.i.e. 

Kenly, of Harford County, has also devoted much 
time to athletics. He played on the foot-ball team 
for three years; was captain oi the learn this year; 
he is now a "June Hall" committeeman. 

McCandlish, of West Virginia, has taken (juite an 
interest in literary work. He has held several offices 
in the class ancl literary society; was manager of the 
foot-ball team last Fall; is now associate editor of 
Rkvkim.i;, and class historian and prophet. 

Price, of Harford, entered the Soi)homore year. He 
is much interested in social affairs, and has played on 
the base-ball team for the past three years; he is treas- 
urer of the Kossburg Club and Athletic Association. 

Robb, of V^irginia, has played on the base-ball 
team for two years; he is president of Rossburg Club, 
manager, of track team, "June Hall" committeeman, 
and associate editor of Kkvkiij.k. 

Sedwick, of Haltiinore city, entered in Junior year. 
He is much interested in social affairs; is "June Hall" 
committeeman, and one of the class lictors. 

Shaniberger, of Haltimore County, is one of the 
first in scholarship. He is now business manager of 
Rkveii.i.K, vice-president of the Athletic Associa- 
tion, i)resident of Sunday Night Clul), and treasurer 
(>{ "June Hall." 

Shii)ley, of Prince George, has taken much interest 
in athletics. He has played on the foot-ball team for 
two years, and is now one of the class lictors. 

Straughn, of Queen Anne, is probably the most 
IKipiiIar man in the class. He has held several i)romi- 
nenl offices; is now president of the class and presi- 
dent of the Athletic Association. 

Whitehill, of I'Vederick county, has marked musical 
aliility; has composed two marches during his stay 
here; he has organized and is now leader of our first 
Mandolin Club; he is president of "June Hall" and 
vice-president of the Class. 





Baltimore, Md., June 15, 1969. 

To the President of the Aliivini Association, 

College Park, Md.: 

Dear Sir. — While looking over some old papers 

of my father I found this letter, and it being such 

full account of the after-life of the Class of '99, 1 

thought perhaps it would be of some interest to you. 

My father, Ira E. Whitehill, after graduating in 

medicine at Johns Hopkins University, was admitted 

as a surgeon in the United States Navy, and it was 

while stationed at San Francisco that he received 

this letter: 

Washington, D. C , March 17, 1920. 

Lieut. Ira E. WhitcliitI: 

Dear Ira. — As it has been such a long time since we left 
old M. A. C. together, I felt certain that you would like to 
know what became of your old classmates; how differently 
some people turn out from what we anticipate. 

Blandford, instead ijf becoming a machanical engineer, 
returned to M. A. C. and is now a Professor of IMathematics 
there, and it is only a matter of a few years when he will 
become president of the college. 

Collins graduated from the Maryland University in 1906, 
and returned to Princess Anne to practice. He is now the 
leading physician there, and also mayor, superintendent of 
the Sunday-school, and leader of the city band. He has 
been prominently mentioned as the next congressman from 
his district. 

Eyster graduated at Johns Hopkins University, took a two 
years' course at Leipsic, and is now a Professor of Entomol- 
ogy in Johns Hopkins University. He lives in an atmosphere 
of bugs, and in fact he is so busy with the microscope that 
he has not even had time to get married. 

Gait took a special course in languages at Yale, and is 
now a professor of Modern Languages at Western Mary- 
land College. 

Kenly graduated at Stevens' Institute, and is now in New 
York building skA- scrapers. 

McCandlish, your old room-mate, is interested in the 
lumber concern in his own State. 

Price graduated at West Point, and is now an engineer 
assigned to the Ordnance Department at Washington. He is 
at present working on a rapid-fire gun which bids fair to 
make him famous. 

Shamberger now owns and operates an immense concern 
in Baltimore for the manufacture of machinery, and is one 
of the most prominent business men in the city. 


Robb graduated with high honors at the University of 
Virginia, and is now a Professor of Chemistry in a Western 

Sedwick, as you remember, graduated at the Maryland 
University the same year }-ou graduated at Johns Hopkins. 
He practiced medicine for some time in Calvert County, but 
he has nearly retired now, and leaves the bulk of his work to 
his assistant, L. E. Mackall. 

Shipley owns a large farm in Prince George's County, and 
is President of the Farmers' Institute in his section. 

Straughn, who graduated with you at Johns Hopkins, 
has quite a reputation as an eye and throat specialist in 

Hoping you may find time to attend our annual banquet 
in June, I remain 

Yours, etc., Prophkt. 





The Faculty.— 

" wise above that which is written. 

The Trustees.— 

" From great folks, great favors are to be expected." 

Agricultural Course. — 

"Blessed be agriculture, if one does not have too much 
of it." 

Scientific Course. — 

" O Nature! 
Enrich me with the knowledge of thy works; 
Snatch me to heaven." 

Classical Course. — 

" They have been at a great feast of languages, and have 
stolen the scraps." 

Mechanical Course. — 

" Hear ye not the hum of mighty workings ?" 

Blandford. — 

"A man of mark." 

Collins. — 

" So wise, so young, they say, do ne'er live long." 

Eyster. — 

" Then he would sigh, and sigh again." 

Galt — 

"Away with him! away with him! he speaks Latin." 


" My only books 
Were woman's books. 

McCandlish. — 

" Wit and wisdom are born with a man. 


' He is a soldier, fit to stand by Citsar, 
And give direction." 

ROBB. — 

"All mankind loves a lover." 

Sedwick. — 

"A merrier man, within the limits of becoming mirth, 
I never spent an hour's talk withal." 

Straughn. — 

" He was a man, take him for all in all, 
I shall not look upon his like again." 

Shamberger. — 

" Memorj' is the only paradise out of which we cannot 
be driven." 

Shipley. — 

" Thy modesty is a candle to thy merit " 

Whitehill. — • 

" Music is the universal language of mankind." 

College Girl. 

" She walks in beauty, like the night 
Of cloudless climes and starrj- skies; 
And all that's best of dark and bright 
Meet in her aspect and her eyes." 


Class of ipoo. 


„ , Class Colors— Roval Purple and Garnet. 

Motto— Dirigam Tueborque. 

Class Yell— Hi rickety rit, hi rickety rit, 

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


Class ©tficcrs. 

A. S. R. Grason, President. 

S. M. Peach, Secretary and Treasurer. 


E. N. Sappington, Vice-President. 
W. H. Weigand, Historian. 

Class IRoU. 

C. G. Church, 
E. S. Choate, 
A. E. Ewens, 
W. D. Grofk, 

A. S. R. Grason, 
H. J. Kefauver, 
R. M. Jenifer, 
T. M. Massey, 
W. H. Weigand. 

S. M. Peach, 
E. N. vSappington, 
A. S. Sudler, 
W. H. Talbott. 


CLASS OF 1900 

f)istory of the Class of 1900, 


Another cycle in the lapse of time has 
passed since last we were called upon 
to give a sketch of our existence as a 
class. And since I have been dele- 
gated by our honorable bodj- to de- 
lineate upon the panoramic screen of 
this book the principle events of our 
College career, I shall, by the aid of 
inspirations afforded by the gentle 
Muse, give a faithful account of the ups and downs 
experienced up to this time. 

The Autumn of 'g6 saw us first gathered here, a 
band of youths, diverse as the winds as to objects in 
view, yet all intent upon advancement and improve- 
ment of such views as they were. After being duly 
installed as cadets of the College, our painful duties 
began. Soon the unwelcome vision of Sophomore 
shades appeared to us in man)' ways and forms. 

It is almost useless to enter into a recital of our 
complaints, but to give it all, in a nutshell, we were 
made acquainted with all the forms of brotherly (^?) 
reception that the mind of the ingenious Sophomore 
could devise. 

Notwithstanding this tortuous burden we had to 
bear, we started under very favorable circumstances 

with thirty-eight men, determined in their various 
inclinations and enthusiastic as to expectations. 

In our new sphere we had a task before us, difficult 
in its nature, to make ourselves be noticed by our 
superiors, who seemed to have forgotten they were 
Freshmen once themselves. 

To begin with, we took great interest in foot-ball, 
the prevailing sport, and when the time came for 
choosing the members of the first team, we were 
read}- with our full quota of men. 

This pastime we were called upon to forego, as 
grind was soon upon us and compelled us to seek 
milder recreations for a long season. 

The joyous days of the Christmas holidays soon 
dawned upon us, and we needed no special persuasion 
to betake ourselves home. As a matter of course, we 
spent a happy and a seemingly short vacation, which, 
no doubt, .served equally as a rest to our brains as 
well as to answer the demands of our epicurean 

When we started again with the New Year we saw 
before us the bulk of our year's work. We also soon 
became aware that exams, were looming above the 
horizon, so it was deemed prudent to provide against 
such emergencies in order to maintain oxw standing. 


Needless to say we were prepared for all that came 
our way, and were conditionless and happily started 
on the home stretch of our first year. Several new 
members joined us at this time, swelling our ranks 
and increasing our strength. 

About this time we organized a literarj' society. 
Only members of the class being members of the 
society, and all took part in the programmes. It 
was doubtless Ijeneficial to all, since encouragement 
to speak publicly seemed to drive away the fears of 
the more timid and at the same time stimulating 
those eloquently gifted. We passed an evening each 
week in this manner, and the pleasures and benefits 
derived therefrom may well be remembered. 

By means of our strong class organization we have 
always been able to ward off many attacks and promote 
the general welfare of all its members. In accord- 
ance with the time-honored custom, we had our differ- 
ences with the Sophomores, and finally- but one 
alternative was left, to measure strength. It was a 
memorable "scrap," and while neither side could 
justly claim a victory, we had the satisfaction of not 
being troubled b}- those Sophomores again. 

We liave ever been able to preserve harmonj* in 
all matters; no dissensions occurring whatever. It 
will be our aim to continue this relation until we are 
dissolved by graduation. 

Spring opened up at last, giving us a chance to 
breathe freelj', and to give our minds and bodies that 

choice recreation that has no equal. Quite a variet}' 
of occupations were introduced to us at this time. 
The athletic grounds were sadly in need of repair, 
and we Freshmen can claim the honor of doing the 
real work, though under the supervision of our most 
dreaded superiors. Base ball being in order we in- 
dulged freely in the sport. We organized a class 
team and competed successfully with the other class 

Spring soon grew into summer; we were again con- 
fronted b}' new troubles. We knew the only gate 
giving entrance to a higher class was successfully 
resulting examination, so we prepared accordingly. 
After examination we enjoyed a week in camp. That 
week should be held a pleasant reminiscence of our 
college life as it was our first military encampment. 
Returning again to college we were glad to see the 
commencement exercises hurried through. We per- 
ceived now what a chasm lay between us and the 
coveted goal, our own commencement. 

Those festive da}'s over, we again wended our waj* 
home to spend a summer, a year wiser, and with the 
intention of making the best of onr short vacation. 
Our year of hardship was at an end, and as we looked 
back upon the scene we had left we justly felt we had 
earned our freedom. We were pure-bred Sophomores, 
and the thought seemed to bear a feeling of pride 
with it. 

Our vacation, like everything else, had its end. 


We were again summoned to resume our duties at the 
college, this time as the Sophomore class. Alas, 
however, not with the thirty-eight men we started 
with the j-ear before, but with ranks somewhat 
thinned, and some new members joining us, we 
started in as a class of twenty-six. 

The arrival of new boys reminded us of our most 
delightful task, that of ushering them into their new 
haven. We were well qualified to perform this duty 
as we had taken a part, though it must be confessed 
one entirely different from the part we held now, in 
the exercises the year before. No one will ever com- 
plain of us as having neglected our duty at the 
beginning of the Sophomore year. 

Autumn passed off smoothly — foot-ball absorbed 
our spare time as the year before. Winter came — 
Christmas was enjoyed as the year before, and we 
were again confronted by the burden of examinations. 
By this time we were alive to the fact that this year 
was to be the test. But ambition was running high — 
all anxious to excel — thus showing interest in our 
work. Yet, insurmountable as these difficulties 
seemed, we were led by self-confidence and the assur- 
ance of rise if we only did our part. 

There was little to vary in the history of this year 
from that of the year before. We enjoyed the 
holidays and entertainments that broke the monotony 
of steady work. Before we were aware of it we had 
arrived at the end of our second \-ear. We attacked 

the final examinations with zeal and determination^ 
and once more found our labors for the term ended 
and sweet recreation before us. 

Our three months of vacation sped away swiftly, 
and the middle of September, 1898, found a sad 
remnant of that Freshman Class of i896-'g7. With 
one-third our original number we started as Juniors, 
we were glad to welcome a new member at this time, 
and again took up our work. 

Thus far we are very proud of our record. We 
have not only maintained the pace set by our prede- 
cessors, but have in several instances raised the 
standard of the College. We will endeavor to further 
advance the standing of our Alma Mater bj' making 
our class one deserving unlimited praise. 

The time approaches, mj' classmates, and is not far 
distant, when we will be called upon to assume the 
name, its accompanying honors and responsibilities of 
the Senior Class. What one of us realize it is so 
near? A moment's thought will reveal the sad truth 
that it is almost too near. Yet, courage! failure has 
been isolated from our vocabulary thus far; let it be 
barred from our minds forever; let there be one aim 
and ambition common to us all — 

To bear the high exalted name 

Of 1900 to the skies of fame. 

Where sun and moon and satellite 

Will find their daylight turned to night. 



To Wash. f^ f 

• IJ[NllOR IeSJS— 


Church \ 


"And both were young, and one was beautiful," 

Groff. — 

"You mav relish in him more the soldier than the 

Jenifer. - 

" Thy voice 
Is a celestial melody. 

Massey. — 

" Sana mens in sano corpora." 

Kefauver. — 

"Bid me discourse — 
I will enchant thine ear." 

Peach. — 

"That Latin was no more difficile, 
Than to a blackbird 'tis to whistle." 


" I do not like this fooling." 


"Then he will talk— good gods! how he will talk." 

Weigand. — 

"And still the wonder grew, 
That one small head could carry all he knew." 


Class of 1901, 


Class Colors — Navy Bine and Cadet Gray. 

Class Yell — Hobble, Gobble, Bing, Bang, Bung, 
Hoia, Hoia, Niiieteen-One. 

Qlass ©fficers. 

W. W. COBEV, Presiden/. A. R. Nininger, Vice-President. 

F. B. HiNES, Secretary and Treasurer. 

efass 'Roff. 

FoxwELL, Roberts, 

Hardisty, Scott, 

McDonnell, Viers, 

Peters, Whiteford, 

Peyton, Ynigo. 



Class History 1901 


As WE recall to memory- 
the scenes and hap 
pennings of our past 
days at M. A. C, 
we cannot help but 
be impressed with 
the spirit of frater- 
nity and fellow-feeling that was born in our ranks 
at a time which now seems but yesterday, but in 
reality nearly two years ago. 

The feelings and thoughts which coursed through 
our half-bewildered minds cannot be imagined by any 
but those who have experienced them. 

How we envied the freedom of those Sophomores 
and dreaded their midnight escapades; how bewilder- 
ing was that bugle, and how we feared the cadet with 
the shoulder-straps and clanking sword. What did 
it all mean? How often we would be awakened 
during the stillness of the night and wonder whether 
it was reveille or taps; but, on trying to rise, would 
find ourselves supporting our beds instead of our beds 
supporting us. 

Who could these marauders be, upsetting our 
slumbers and recalling us from home to college in 
such a short space of time? Our final conclusion was 
— Sophomores; and further developments proved to 
us that we were right. We proceeded earnestl}' with 
our work, trying to attend to all duties to the best 
of our ability, but as the hunted deer would advance 
with nostrils distended and ever on the alert for any 
sign of attack on the part of those dreaded Soph- 

We would listen to them as they told us of the 
hazing and marvelous adventures of previous years 
as a child listens with gaping awe to stories of great 
giants and prehistoric adventures. 

Having become acquainted with our surroundings, 
athletics now engaged our attention, in which some 
of our members became prominent and made good 
records on the foot-ball field. 

Now our hearts began to feel lighter for the Christ- 
mas holidays were approaching which revived our 
spirits, and gave on our return to college renewed 
energv to continue our work. 


Time passed rapidly until the base-ball season 
opened, which brought us many pleasant moments on 
the campus, and after giving our hearty co-operation 
to the team, were overwhelmed with delight to 
finally see the banner of the State championship 
floating over us. 

Now amidst the warmth and beauty of Spring and 
the restlessness with which we looked forward to the 
coming vacation, we entered upon our final examina- 
tions with little dread of failing, for we had not 
allowed sports to lead us from our work. 

After the rush and excitement of commencement 
week, we departed with light hearts for our respective 

On the dawn of the following September — the Sum- 
mer having rapidly flown by — we found ourselves 
again congregated in the halls of our beloved College, 
not with the dread which we formerly experienced, 
but heartily greeting our old companions. 

Although our ranks of the previous year were 

somewhat broken, the vacant places were soon filled 
bj' new members. 

We now entered upon our new year's work as full- 
fledged Sophomores, possessing that mysterious power 
which had caused us so much anxiety one 3'ear ago. 

Our work is more difficult this j'ear, but resorting 
to that power of all earthly powers — determination, 
we find ourselves mastering it as we proceed. 

This, our Sophomore year, is rapidlj- drawing to a 
close, and we can see glimmering before us that day 
on which we are to assume the dignities of Juniors, 
and take up higher work and heavier responsibilities. 

I^et us hope that this class of ours will enter upon 
its life-work bound together bj' the steel fetters of 
biotherly love, and mark the dawn of the twentieth 
century with an unsurpassed record, and with a deter- 
mination to carry out our respective lines of work in 
a manner which becomes the true citizen. 







" Not lighter does the swallow skim 
Along the smooth lakes level brim. 

HiNES. — 

" For I am nothing if not critical." 


'' When I behold his graceful movements, 
I mourn for Adonis." 


" Everj'thing that heard him plaj'. 

Hung their heads and then lay by. 

Peters. — 

•'They only fall that strive to move.' 

Peyton. — 

"As merry as the day is long." 


" There's mischief in this man." 


Class of 1902 


Motto — Semper primus. 

Colors — Orange and Maroon. 

Class Yell — Rickity, hickity, rah, rah, ru, 
Hocum, slocum, 

C. E. Dickey. President. 

F. M. Posey, Secretary and Treasurer. 

©Cass ©ffl 

D. G. Carroll, Vice-Presidefit 
R. J. Darby, Historian. 


















(Sfass ^oiL 

Posey, A. 

Posey, F. 













CLASS OF 1902. 

Class f)istory 

ftBOUT six months have now elapsed since we, 
the members of the Freshman Class, arrived 
at the Maryland Agricultural College to begin 
an epoch in our lives new to us all, and 
which we realized was to be a most important one. 
We quickly viewed the surroundings of the College, 
and found that they presented a much more pleasant 
and home-like appearance than we had anticipated. 

Soon after we arrived we were conducted to our 
apartments — large convenient rooms — which were to 
be our quarters for the coming year. But no sooner 
were we comfortably settled than the dreaded Sopho- 
mores, with their ever-ready paddles, came in and 
demanded: "Have you anything to eat with you?" 
Of course, those of us who had brought anything to 
eat with us very reluctantly gave it to them, for we 


had alreadj- heard that "He who refused a Sophomore 
had cause to remember it for evermore." 

We sat and watched our last morsel go, for they 
ate voraciously — a Sophomore is always hungry. 
Nor was this the last time we were to hear from them, 
for they chastised us in all possible ways. 

To disturb us in our slumbers seemed to be their 
greatest amusement. And, indeed, for several weeks 
the Freshmen never spent a night without being 
disturbed by these midnight prowlers. Those of us 
who had risen from the preparatory department had 
no fear of them, for they had received their just 
share the preceding year. 

It was very hard at first to conform strictly to the 
rigorous rules of military duty; but as time wore on 
and we became used to them, they did not seem so 
hard for us — in fact, we rather liked them. 

The foot-ball season now being at its height, we 
naturally turned our attention to this game. And we 
are proud to say that our class was largely represented 
on the first team. 

No sooner had the enthusiasm for foot-ball waned 
than we found our first holiday — Thanksgiving, had 
approached. We took advantage of this holiday by 
visiting our homes for the first time since we had 
entered the college. 

This short holiday passed quickly, and we soon 

found ourselves back at college ready to take up the 
work where we had left off. 

We now began to look forward to our Christmas 
holiday, which, on account of an epidemic in the 
school, came about a week earlier than usual; there- 
fore we had quite a long holiday of about three weeks. 

We returned inspired with a feeling to try to make 
up the time which we had lost. 

Our semi-annual examinations now being close at 
hand, we began to prepare ourselves for the task. We 
had dreaded this for a long time and had some mis- 
givings as to what would be the result. But when 
the time came we found it was not as hard as we had 
anticipated, and I am proud to say that the majority 
of us accomplished the task. 

We all look forward with great pleasure and in- 
terest to the oncoming base-ball season. Several of 
our members are candidates for the first team, and 
from the present outlook they will be successful in 
helping to hold up its reputation, so gloriously gained 
last year. 

And now, my classmates, let us one and all put 
forth our best efforts to earn for the Class of 1902 
one of the most illustrious records that ever class- 
held among the classic walls of old M. A. C. 



Kpesr)rr)(2ir) r)r)0C^s. 


Branham — 

" Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law, 
Pleas'd with a rattle, tickled with a straw." 

Carroll — 

"Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore, 
So much the better, you may laugh the more." 

Darby — 

"Let nie have men about me who are fat." 

Harvey — 

"He hath a face like a benediction." 

Hopkins f 
Jenifer •■ 

Hopkins f "Prudence must not be expected from a 

man who is never sober." 

Noble — 

"And I pray you, let none of your people stir me, I have 
an exposition of sleep come upon me " 


"Shut up in measureless content." 

Symonds — 

"He hath eaten nie out of house and home." 


preparatory Department, 

Joseph Devon, 
Howard Smith, 



1 'ice-President. 


















r: , * 

ll^ililflpg #pgBni^aHQn 

-Jluiitar^ VS:;)rgaT)ijatioT\. 

R. H. Alvey, Vice-President, Acting Commandant Corps of Cadets. 
Ira E. Whitehill, Major Covimandiiiff Battalion. 

Staff at>cl 5'\on=©oii>intssione^ ©taff 

J. Bernard Robe, ist Lieut, and Adjutant. D. F. Shamberger, ist. Lieut, and Quartermaster. 

A. S. R. Grason, Sergeant Major. 

Sergeant, H. J. Kekauver. Corporal, G. C. Church. 

Corporal E- S. Choat. 

T. R. GouGH, 2d Lieutenant. W. H. Hammond, 2d Lieutenant. 


"Jl" Company. 

M. N. Straughn, Captain. 
T. M. Price, ist Lieutenant. H. E. Coixins, 2d Lieutenant. 

W. D. Groff, ist Sergeant. 


Amos C. Sudler, A. E. Ewens, C. E. Dickey, W. W. Cobey, 

Thomas Massey. S. S. Cooke. 

"B" Companv. 

J. C. Blandford, Captain. 
J. F. Kenly, ist Lieutenant. M. H. Galt, 2d Lieutenant. 

R. M. Jenifer, ist Sergeant. 


W. H. Weigand, D. W. Cashell, W. H. Payne, E. S. Choate, 

H. J. Kefauver. • D. G. Carroll. 

"€" Company. 

R. J. McCandlish, Captain. 
J. A. E. Eyster, ist Lieutenant. J. H. Shipley, 2d Lieutenant. 

E. N. Sappington, ist Sergeant. 


S. M. Peach, F. B. Hines, G. C. Church, A. R. Nininiger, 

Wm. H. Talbott. a. N. Scott. 


The jVIUitary Department. 


SHE year's work in the Military Department has 
been characterized Iiy unusual zeal and effi- 
ciency on the part of the cadet officers, and 
by hard work and rapid progress in company 
and battalion drill on the part of the cadets of the line. 
Since the departure of Lieutenant Overton in May 
of 1898, the College has had no regular army officer 
detailed. Professor Alvey, Vice-President of the 
College, assumed the position of Acting Commandant 
of Cadets, and as such has served during the whole 
of the present scholastic year. Professor Alvey 's 
policy from the first has been to place more responsi- 
bility in the hands of the commissioned officers in 
matters relating to military instruction and the con. 
trol of the cadets of the several companies, while 
exercising a general supervision and a final authority 
in disciplinary affairs. This policy has proved to be 
most satisfactory in its results. The confidence re- 
posed in the cadet officers has been in all cases 
jealously preserved. No class has succeeded in gain- 
ing and holding the respect of the students under 
them more thoroughly than the present one. The 
moral tone of the cadet corps has been excellent, and 
the standard of honor has been high. The frequent 
inspections by the Acting Commandant have found 
all the duties given to the officers conscientiously 

performed. Professor Alvey is thoroughly convinced 
that the key to good discipline and success in the 
Military Department, is to be found in the assuming 
and realizing of greater responsibility by the cadet 
officers. No part of the militarj' training is of more 
practical advantage to students in after life than this. 
It teaches them first of all self-control; makes them 
mindful of what is due to those over them and to 
those under them. It encourages a generous rivalry 
among the officers of the several companies, and is an 
example to younger students which bears its fruit 
when they themselves are called upon to take up 
similar responsibilities. 

The plan was adopted at the beginning of the 
present year of organizing company schools for pur- 
poses of technical instruction in tactics. The plan has 
worked admirably. Each captain of company has 
conducted once a week regular class exercises in tac- 
tics. The results are now apparent on the drill ground. 

While too much cannot be said of the efficiency of 
the company officers in the training and management 
of the cadets under them, especial credit must be 
given to Mr. Ira E. Whitehill, who, as major of the 
battalion, has spared no effort in bringing the Col- 
lege Battalion to a degree of proficiency in no way 
less than it has been in former years. 





M, NoRRis Straughn, President, 
Andrew S. R. Grason, Secretary, 

(gltWetic (dissociation. 

D. F. Shamberger, \'ice- President, 
T. Malcolm Price, Treasurer. 


executive Committee. 

M. NoRRis Straughn, Chair»ian, 
Robert J. McCandlish, Foot-ball, 
J. Bernard Robb, Track and Field Athletics, 

James C. Blandford, Base-ball, 
J. A. English Eyster, Tennis. 



IN placing before the public eye a record of events 
of the athletics in the years of 1898 and 1899, 
let us look back upon the historj- of the teams 
of a few j-ears previous. Athletics in this Institu- 
tion is a thing of recent j'ears. It may be said that 
the Fall of '92 really marked the commencement of 
our career in this branch of college life, and our 
progress since then has plainly shown with what 
interest it was taken up by the students. Of course 
but little could be expected from the foot-ball team 
of '92, but in the Fall of '93 we started out with 
the determination of avenging the defeats of the 
previous year, and how admirably did they carry out 
this determination is shown in their record. Nor was 
the success of the Fall of '93 unbalanced by the suc- 
cess in base ball in the Spring of '94, for this team's 
career was equally glorious. In the Fall of '94 we 
were joined by Grenville Ivewis, whose excellent 
work at full-back, united with the untiring efforts of 
Captain Harris and the support of the other plaj^ers 
led the team to many a well-won victory. The 
association was so well pleased with the career of 

the foot-ball team that it unanimously bestowed upon 
Mr. Harris the honor of captaincy of the base-ball 
team of '95, and well may it be called an honor, for 
the team left the field with but one blot upon the 
register of its victories. Unfortunately the following 
year we were wholly without a team, owing to some 
dissension between the faculty and the student bod3\ 

But few victories greeted us in the Spring of '96, 
but the following year, the fall of '96, was the most 
successful season we have ever had; during the whole 
season not one game was lost, and let us ever remem- 
ber with pride this j'ear, the brightest in the annals 
of athletics at old M. A. C. Our success in base-ball 
the following Spring, while not as complete as in 
foot-ball, gave us every reason to be proud of those 
who represented us on the diamond. 

During the Spring of "97, a constitution was drawn 
up and an inter-collegiate league established among 
the following colleges of Marjdand and District of 
Columbia: Maryland Agricultural College, Johns 
Hopkins, St. Johns, Western Maryland College and 
Gallaudet. The constitution provided for a pennant 


which was to be awarded to the victorious base-ball 
and foot-ball teams of each season. We regret to say 
that the foot-ball team of '97 was not as successful as 
its predecessors, and allowed the banner to be carried 
off by Gallaudet College. But the failure of the foot- 
ball team of '97 was completely revenged by the ex- 
cellent management, the brilliant work, and most 
successful career of the base-ball team of '98. For 
many years previous it had been a vain effort with 
the managers of the respective teams to arrange a 
Southern trip, but not so with Manager Houstin, who 
after much hard work placed before the association 
the most excellent schedule ever arranged. The 
team left M. A. C. on April 5th, and returned April 
13th, after playing the following games: 

April 6th — Washington and Lee University at Lexing- 
ton, Va. 
April 7th — Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Va. 
April 8th — Alleghany Institute at Roanoke, Va. 
April 9th — Blacksburg Pol. Institute at Blacksburg, Va. 
April 12th — Randolph-Macon Academy at Ashland, Va. 
April 13th — Fredricsburg College at Fredricsburg, Va. 

Out of these we won at l,exington, Roanoke and 
Ashland, losing the other three. The team was wel- 
comed back to M. A. C, as if each game had been a 
victory, to begin the race with its sister colleges for 
the championship of Maryland and District of Colum- 
bia. The work of the team was excellent under the 
captaincy of Devon, who, with Philip L,. Robb, 

formed the best battery that M. A. C. has ever pro- 
duced. The record of the League games is as follows: 

April 6th — St. John's College— 5, vs. M. A. C. — 24; at 

April 30th — ^Johns Hopkins University — 7, z'S. M. A. C. — 8; 

at home. 
May 24th — Western Maryland College — i, Z'S. M. A C. — 26- 

at Western Maryland. 
May 2Sth — Gallaudet College — 22, z's. M. A. C. — 12; at 

June loth — Gallaudet College — 6, z'S. M. A. C— 7; at 


It will be seen that in the iirst game with Gallaudet 
we lost, but shortly after this Gallaudet was defeated 
by St. John's College, thereby tieing Gallaudet and 
M. A. C. for the championship. The deciding game 
was played off in Washington on June loth, where, 
by winning, our team crowned its proud record with 
the first inter-collegiate base-ball banner. The news 
of the victory arrived before the team, and we, its 
admirers, up to this point half hopeful, half doubtful^ 
burst forth in one long shout of victory. The banner 
at M. A. C! It was an occurrence that could not be 
passed over with this slight demonstration of the 
joy and pride which was mingled within each of us, 
and which cried a greater vent to loose it from its 
prison. So the crowd of students, surging on in a 
state of inexpressible hilarity, surrounded the players- 
as they stepped upon the platform, and escorted them 
in a very Juggernautal procession to the College. 


The team was made up as follows: Devon, catcher; 
Robb, P. L., and Whitehill, pitchers; Cashell, first 
base; Cameron, second base; Harvey, third base; 
Peterson, short-stop; Price, left field; Allnutt, center 
field; Mitch-;11, right field, with Robb, J.B., and Den- 
nison, as substitutes. 

The Spring of 1898 marked the introduction of the 
tennis and track teams into our athletics, under the 
management and captainc}' of Nesbitt and Ejster, 
respectively. The competitors worked faithfully, but 
■as we "had no track, much progress could not be looked 
for, yet we do not feel ashamed of our record made 
on last field day in Baltimore. 

As tennis was also in its infancj"^, its progress was 
also slight. A tournament was played at College, 
however, the honors being divided equally between 
P. L. and J. B. Robb. Among the new members who 
joined our ranks for foot-ball in 1898, were Bradley, 
Symonds and Massy, the latter of whom, b}' his fine 
work, won man}' praises. Manager McCandlish and 
Captain Kenh' worked faithfully with the material 
they had, but the team was deficient in weight as 
compared with the others of the league, and although 
they showed splendid determination, they were over- 
powered by mere pounds, and once more we were 
compelled to see the foot-ball banner slip from us and 
be hoisted over Gallaudet College. 

As yet it is too early to predict anything as to the 
athletics of the coming Spring, other than to state 
that the prospects for a successful base-ball team are 
verj' encouraging. Captain Devon is back, and is 

selecting from the many applicants now hard at work 
good men to fill the open positions. 

We are glad to welcome into our league at this 
time Washington College, which will, no doubt, 
place a fine team upon the field and make the race 
for the banner more exciting. 

Since last Spring, by an amendment to the consti- 
tution, the league has provided for regular tennis 
tournaments among the colleges of the said league, 
and a banner has been offered to the victors. From 
the present outlook everything seems favorable, and 
we hope to meet with great success. Mr. Eyster has 
been chosen as manager of the team. 

The applicants for the track team are many, and as 
we now have a track, we hope to make a better dis- 
play on field day than last year. The respective 
manager and captain of the track team are J. B. Robb 
and M. H. Gait. 

In conclusion let us hope that the success hereto- 
fore won by the teams of the M. A. C. may be con- 
tinued and maintained throughout the coming years. 
Every victory will incite to more work of better 
quality. The alumni, as they increase, will take 
pride in the greater and greater number of banners. 
A high standard in athletics, as well as in other 
matters, will draw students who will beseige the 
doors for admittance, and the famous lines will be 
illustrated here: 

"Hang out our banners! 
On tlie outer wall — the cry is 
Still they come." 



5^cct=3^aff 5'ean) of '98. 

R. J. McCandlish, Manager. 


J. F. Kenly, Captai 

Full-back. Hines, . 

Right Half-back. Cashell, . 

Left Half-back. Bradley', 

Quarter-back. Blandford, 

Right End. Symonds, 

. -Left End. 

Right Tackle. 

Left Tackle. 

Right Guard. 

Left Guard. 

Center. >/ 





Scbc^ule of (Barnes pla^e^. 

Columbia University, at College Park. Johns Hopkins University, at College Park. 

Western Maryland College, at Westminster. Gallaudet College, at Washington. 

Eastern High School, at College Park. rock Hill College, at Ellicott City. 

Central High School, at College Park. 




^ase4aff S'ean) of 'g)g). 


James C. Blandford, Manager. Joseph Devon, Captain. 

Catcher. Grason, Short Stop. 

• . Pitcher. Wolfe, Third Base. 

First Base. PRICE, Left Field. 

Second Base. Robb Center Field. 

Mitchell, Right Field. 

Peters, Sappington, Jenifer, Shanklin. 



April S— Baltimore City College, at College Park. 
April lo— Eastern Athletic Club, at College Park. 
April 12— Georgetown University, at Washington. 
April 14— Western High School, at College Park. 
April 18— Gallaudet COLLEGE, at College Park. 
April 26— Eastern High School, at College Park. 
April 29— Western Maryland College, at College Park. 

June 3— Charlotte Hall College, at Charlotte 


May 6— St. John's College, at Annapolis. 

Mav 10 — University of Maryland, at Baltimore 

May 13— Johns Hopkins University, at Baltimore. 

May 17— Episcopal High School, at Alexandria. 

May 20 — Naval Academy, at Annapolis. 

May 24— Gallaudet College, at Washington. 

May 27— Mt. St. Mary's College, at Emmittsburg. 


c) rach; a^d v^ield vJ eati). 

J. Bernard Robb, Managci-. Matthew H. Gai.t, Captain. 


Weigand, Ynigo, Carroll. Talbott. Sozinsky, Branham. 


Galt, Ynigo. Weigand, Ynigo, Talbott. 

Galt, Ynigo, Weigand. 

SoziNSKv, Ynigo, Galt. 





ici^ •' 


" "^'-T- ' 

S'lev? 3Tlercer i^iterar\^ Oociet\^. 

Officers— first Cerm. 

J. A. English Eystek, President. M- Norris Strauohn, ricc-rrcsidnit. 

J. Bernard Robb, Secretary and Treasurer. R- J- McCandlish, Editor. 

Officers—Second Cerm. 

Samuei, M. Peach, President. William H. Weigand, Viee-President 

DORSRY M. Cashell, .Secretary and Treasurer. Harry J. Kefauver, Editor. 

Officers— Cbird Cerm. 

Robert J. McCandlish, President. D. Fred. Shambekgkr, I 'ice-1'resident. 

William H. Weigand, Secretary and Treasurer. Harry J. Kefauyer, Editor. 


^lev? "^jlercer v*terar^ ^^ociet^. 


IN THESE da5-s of advancement and intellectual 
prosperitN' few men are so narrow-minded as to 
liold the opinion that a literary organization in 
a College is unnecessary and a mere waste of 
time. To be able to express one's thoughts clearly, 
correctly and concisely, with that freedom onl)' 
obtained by intercourse with one's fellowman, is a 
facult}^ most earnestly to be desired and cultivated by 
every individual who possesses enough inate ambition 
to encourage him in the pursuit of knowledge, for no 
matter what vocation in life he may pursue, often in 
his career he will be happy in the possession of, or 
feel most forciblj' the need of, this most important 
power. The adaptation of language to thought — the 
primal purpose of all such organizations — can nowhere 
else, nor under no other conditions, be developed so 
rapidly and so surely. 

In life we feel the need of two distinct acquire- 
ments — one of these is ordinary education provided 
for in the curriculum of our colleges, and the other, 
so important and yet so long neglected and kept 

smothered, that power which is necessary to make 
the facts so learned of some use; obtained only by 
intercourse with those around you and with whom 
you are intimatel}' associated. To saj' that either 
power is more necessary than the other is not the 
purpose here; but one thing is obvious, they are 
mutually inter-dependent. 

The first without the second may be likened to a 
machine with no power to put it in motion — the 
thoughts maj' be present, one's brain may be stored 
with knowledge, and yet there is lacking that faculty 
which would enable it to impart this knowledge 
gained by such diligent study, and to express those 
thoughts which arise as a consequence. And not only 
is a literary society exceedingly beneficial to every 
man, but it also affords an opportunity for pleasant 
and profitable recreation from the grind of ordinary 
college duties. 

After work of the week has been finished, it is most 
enjoyable to meet together and discuss the affairs of 
the day; to hear improving or humorous readings, or 

to enter into a spirited debate. It affords a relaxation 
and refreshment to be obtained by no other means, 
It affords also a very valuable means for becoming 
versed on those occurrences taking place in the out- 
side world — those subjects which concern our govern- 
ment and with which every good citizen should be 
familiar; and, indeed, the advantage possessed by 
such an organization are so numerous and so patent 
as to be superfluous if here entered into more deeply. 
SuflBcieut it is for me'to say that our College was 
early to recognize its usefulness, and has always, from 
its earliest infancy, lent its support; and with the 
exception of a few dark periods our literary society 
has ever been, and is to-day, in a most flourishing and 
gratifying condition. Let us rejoice that such is the 
case. It was first organized in 1861 by Dr. William 
N. Mercer, of New Orleans, from whom it derived its 
name, and, besides his untiring eff'orts in its behalf, 
he manifested his interests in its welfare by presenting 
it with a sum of money and a large collection of 
valuable books, which were afterwards used to form 
the nucleus on which the present College Library was 
established, and which, while formerly only open to 
the use of society members, now is accessible to the 
entire student body. This collection of books is 
notable for its richness in rare and valuable volumes 
of history, biography and the works of great states- 
men, and is distinctly classical in its character. Since 
the formation of the library many new and useful 

books on different subjects have been added, and with 
its constantly increasing additions we can only foresee 
a brilliant future; and we, the members of the society, 
feel a just pride when we contemplate that it had its 
beginning in the New Mercer. 

The society, when first organized, met in the lecture 
room of the Department of Agriculture, and included 
upon its roll a large majority' of the students; but, 
unfortunately, this list gradually decreased, until in 
1S89 it ceased to exist. 

From that date until 1892 the College was wholly 
without any organization of the kind, when it was 
reorganized and Mr. F. B. Bomberger elected presi- 
dent. To his efforts in its behalf no small amount of 
its future success was due; and during his term, 
which extended through the year 1894, many credita- 
ble public entertainments were held. 

In the following year, 1895, the literary society 
had its existence in a body modeled after the English 
House of Commons, its membership being drawn 
from the two upper classes. A great deal of interest 
was manifested, and the next year it was reorganized 
and continued in a slightly modified form. The 
Senior and Junior Classes constituting the Senate, and 
Sophomore Class the House of Representatives. Its 
work was governed strictly by parliamentarj' rules, 
and many bills and resolutions were drawn up, dis- 
cussed, voted upon and passed or rejected. 

This was superceded by the society that now exists — 


the New Mercer — and which has had a most useful 
and gratifying career. It was organized by the Class 
of '97, with Mr. William S. Weedon as president, 
and to him and the class which so ably supported it, 
much credit is due. Its success was evident from the 
start, and it continued through 1898 in excellent con- 
dition, and now, with its large roll of members and 
ever-increasing attendance, it is firmly planted as one 
of the most interesting and profitable branches of our 
college life. 

Three elections of officers are held during the year. 
The society meets every Friday evening in the room 
of the Chair of Languages, and regular debates are 
alternated each week with extemporaneous speaking, 
thus affording a wider range of usefulness. 

Medals are offered yearly by the Alumni Associa- 
tion and the College to those of its members who 
excell in its various branches, such as debate, oratorj-, 
etc., and our numerous public meetings well attended 
by the students, as well as many from outside of our 
College, speak more forcibly than words of its pros- 
perous condition and the good it is doing. 

Our sincere wish is that it may ever grow and 
prosper, and we do most earnestlj* urge those whom 
we leave in June to carry oif this important branch of 
our college life, and we feel sure that tliej' will never 
regret the time or energy they may spend in promoting 
its welfare. 


£juT\e Jaall Vb/rgai>tjatioT) 


Major Ira E. Whitehili,, 
Captain James E. Bi^andford, 
Lieutenant D. Fred. Shamberger, 

Captain McCandlish. 
Lieutenant EvsTER. 
Sergeant Major Grason, 

ffloor Comnitftcc. 

Adjutant J. B. Robb, Chainnan. 
First Sergeant Sappington, 
Sergeant Peach, 
Sergeant Cash ELL, 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

Sergeant Massey, 
Corporal Dickev, 
Cadet MackalL, 

Captain StrauGhn, 
Lieutenant Price, 

IRcccption Committee. 

Lieutenant J. F. Kenly, Chairman. 
Sergeant Major Grason, 
First Sergeant Jenifer, 
Corporal Carroll, 

First Sergeant Sappington, 
Sergeant Weigand. 


Major Whitehili,, 
■Captain Stradghn, 

Captain McCandlish, 
Lieutenant Price, 

Captain Straughn, 
Captain McCandlish, 
Sergeant-aiajor Grason, 

IFnvttation Conimtttcc. 

Lieutenant T. M. Price, Chairman. 
vSergeant-Major Grason, 
First Sergeant SappingTon, 

programme Committee. 

Lieutenant M. H. Galt, Chairman. 
Lieutenant Evsteu, 
First Sergeant Groff, 

IRefresbmcnt Committee. 

Lieutenant H. E. Collins, Chairman 
First Sergeant Groff, 
Sergeant Peach, 
Sergeant CashelL. 

Cadet Wolf, 
Cadet Whiteford, 

Sergeant CashELL, 
Sergeant Weigand. 

Sergeant EwENS, 
Sergeant Sudler, 

Corporal DiCKEY. 

Sergeant Peach, 
Sergeant HiNES, 

arrangement Committee. 

Cadet J. O. Sedwick, Chairman. 
Sergeant Talbott, 
Sergeant Massey, 

Sergeant CashELL, 
Cadet Symonds. 


M^ossbourg ^^^lub* 


J. Bernard Robb, President. J. Frank Kenly, Vice-President. 

T. Malcolm Price, Secretary and Treasurer. 

J. A. English Eyster, Chairman of Floor Committee. 

Matthew H. Galt, Chairman of Reception Committee. 

H. Edward Collins, Chairman of Refreshment Committee. 

W. H. Hammond, Chairman of Programme Committee, 


vJ'yc Jvossbourq v^lub. 

SINCE ITS organization, seven years ago, the 
Rossbonrg Club has provided for the social 
education of the cadet as well as for his amuse- 
ment. The membership is made up of a 
majority of the students, all of the Faculty, and others 
connected with the institution. The dances given 
monthly throughout the entire year by the club affords 
means of bringing the students in contact with the 
gentler sex. These occasions are invariabh' attended 
with great success; even though the weather be most 
inclement the attendance is not lessened to any per- 
ceptible degree. This evidently is the voicing of the 
popularity of the dances, the fame of which has been 
spread by all who have ever attended them. 

It is with a feeling of pride that the students main- 
tain and preserve this renown, since it is a source of 
happiness to them, not only directly, but as it also 
secures happiness to others. 

The dances may also be considered as reunions for 
the alumni and former students. It is with a feeling 
of joy that they return to scenes of former conquests 

and triumps; past memories are revived and made 
fresh again for a short time at least. The dances are 
held on one Friday evening of each month. As 
would be expected considerable work must be per- 
formed in preparation; for this purpose committees, 
headed by members of the Senior Class, are appointed, 
each with its special duty to perform. The hall is 
decorated with bunting, flowers, evergreens and 
autumn leaves in season. The enjoyment of the 
dances has been greatly enhanced by the excellent 
music with which we have been favored. This, with 
the usually fine condition of the floor, cannot help 
making the dances a success. As the evening of the 
dance approaches all is in readiness to receive the 
guests. Following closelj' their arrival the halls 
gradually become thronged with young people, gay 
and radiant, and light of heart; apparently for once 
they have forgotten all else but the fact that only 
enjoyment lies before them for a few hours. A short 
time is spent in greeting old friends, filling pro- 
grammes, seeking partners, and soon the music is 


heard in the distance, signifying the dance has begun. 
It would be useless to attempt to describe all the 
happiness and unbounded pleasure experienced by 
those present. Even those so unfortunate to not 
belong to the Terpsichorean band, stand by and gaze 
with envious eyes on those lost to all save their fair 
partners. Along toward the middle of the evening 
all repair to the dining-room, where a new vision 
greets the eye. Tastefully arranged tables await the 

duty required of them, and soon another phase of the 
evening claims exclusive attention. After enjoying 
the repast the guests again swarm to the ball-room, 
tliere to complete the short hour of ecstacy yet 
remaining to them. As midnight approaches the 
hall is deserted, the guests leave, farewells are heard 
on all sides, and soon all is quiet and forsaken, but 
not forgotten. 

c -T- W- 


Zbc 6lcc Club. 

J. A. English Evster, '99, Manager. 

Tirst tenor. 

J. A. E. Eyster, '99, 
R. Wolf, '02. 

Tirst Bass. 

G. Welsh, '02, 

H. E. Collins, '99. 


Ira E. Whitehill, '99, Director. 

Second tenor. 

R. J. McCandlish, '99, 
C. E. Dickey, '02. 

Second Bass. 

I. E. Whitehill, '99, 

A. R. NiNNINGER, '01. 


eUc Club. 


AT THE opening of the 3'ears 'gS-'gg it was a 
very pleasant surprise to find added to our 
number some excellent voices, and we at once 
set to work to reorganize the old College 
•Glee Club. Mr. Whitehill was chosen director, and 
through his untiring zeal and the interest manifested 
by each individual member the club made remarkable 

Several times during the year we were honored by 
being called upon to appear before the public, and 
have never failed to win the applause of our audience. 

There is no organization in the College that tends 
to banish all care from one's mind and to lighten one's 
heart so much as the Glee Club, whose melodious 
strains ever resound through the old halls, and shall 
ever ring in our ears whenever memory recalls our 
happy college days. 

Although the Class of '99 will greatly diminish its 
number, it is our sincerest wish that the Glee Club 
will, in future years, continue to progress and ever 
maintain the reputation it has so deservedly won in 
years gone by. 


jMandolin Club. 

H. Edward Collins, '99, Manager. 

Ira E. Whitehill, '99, Director. 

Tirst mandolin. 

J. E. Whitehill, '99, 
T. M. Price, '99. 


J. A. E. Eyster, '99. 

Second mandolin. 

T. F. BoRST, '00. 
T. B. Symonds, '02. 


A. R. NiNNINGER, '01. 


jVIandoUn Club. 



'hat is a College without its musical organi- 
zations? A few members of the Class of '99, 
realizing the need of such in our College, 
formed a Mandolin Club in the Fall of 1897, 
and although its practicing occasionally no doubt dis- 
turbed the peace of the more ardent students, it finally 
proved a success, notwithstanding numerous discour- 
agements. The charter members of the club were as 
follows: I. E. Whitehill ('99), leader, G. L. Dulaney 
('01), T. F. Borst ('00), J. A. E. Eyster ('99), and A. 
R. Nininger ('01). The first public appearance was 
greeted with considerable applause, and assured to 
•us the respect and support of the student body. 

Since the time of its organization the Mandolin 
Club has taken an active part in all the entertain- 
ments given by the College, besides making several 
trips which won for itself many outside admirers. 

At the beginning of the scholastic year, '98-'99, 
two new members were added to the list — Messrs. 
Price and Symons— who deserve great credit for the 
enthusiastic manner in which they have taken up the 
work of the club. 

Though as yet a struggling organization, we sin- 
cerely trust that this so beneficial and entertaining 
factor of college life may be kept up in future years, 
and thereby add new laurels to those already won. 




The Hlumni and the College. 

fiIKE many other worthy projects, the Maryland 
Agricultural College was planned before the 
conditions were ripe to properly appreciate 
the value of such an institution. The strug- 
gles which it had to undergo were more disastrous to 
its future welfare probably than a few years' delay in 
its organization would have been. 

It is needless to recall those trying days when it 
seemed to hover between existence and decay — it is 
enough to know we are able to glory in her successes. 
We stand to-daj- within the threshold of her pros- 
perity, and see her enjoying the support and confidence 
of those who once scoffed at her efforts and who 
urged the abandonment of the project. Within the 
past ten years she has been relieved of a debt of 
more than fifteen thousand dollars; has grown from 
one building to seven ; has been appropriately equipped 
in all of her departments, and true to her charter is 
instructing, thoroughly, her students in those branches 
of science which are indispensable to the successful 
pursuit of agriculture and the mechanic arts. 

We, the Alumni of the Maryland Agricultural 

College, have at last become a permanent organized 
body, upon whom a share of the responsibility 
devolves towards maintaining and increasing her use- 
fulness. Our organization, like the institution of 
which we are a part, has had its reverses also. But, 
had we struggled as persistently to overcome those 
seeming obstacles as she has done, would not we as 
an organization be a stronger and more important 
body? Might not the institution have fared better as 
a result of it as well? True, it is easier to stand ofi" 
and criticise, but, being an inseparable part of her, is 
it not more becoming in us to interest ourselves a 
little more than we have done in the past? 

We can honestly say that our organization has 
attained a greater degree of permanancy within the 
past few years than ever before; still we do not num- 
ber among us one-half her graduates. It is plainly 
the duty of each one of us to secure as many members 
of his class as possible for membership in our associa- 
tion. A slight effort may yield verj' gratifying 
results, and such is due our Alma Mater. 

Can we feel proud of our achievements in behalf 


of our College? Hardly. Within the past two years 
we have appropriated several gold medals to stimulate 
the eiforts of students in special departments, and 
have assisted financially in the production of the 
"Reveille," the College annual. This much as an 
association. As individuals a few have made dona- 
tions to the College. But this is the extent of our 
liberality. Are we to be satisfied in thus expressing 
our devotion to the old College and not make an effort 
to do more? It is to be hoped not. There is an 
opportunity for us, individually and collectively, to 
aid her advancement by sending her students whom 
we know to be capable of doing creditable work. A 

larger number of students can be accommodated at 
this time than was possible previous to a year ago. 
Contribute to some worthy cause about the institu- 
tion; aid the Library, for example; contribute or at 
least suggest one of those features which you deemed 
desirable when j'ourself a student, and which she 
does not now have; contribute to the revival of the 
"Cadets' Review," or the establishment of an alumni 
annual, and if begun, contribute to its success. Last, 
but not least, show your loyalty and appreciation of 
the efforts being made by your Alma Mater by visits 
and inspection of the work done. 




5'ir$t (Slnnual %mmt 5R, (SI. (^. (Sllumnl. 


^r^^ HANKS to the untiring efforts of our President 
CI. F. B. Bomberger, we have at last realized the 
■■^ consummation of our wishes for an Alumni 
Banquet. Only those who have made an effort 
in the past to accomplish this, can appreciate the 
work and worry attending it. However it has been 
accomplished and was a glorious success. 

Beginning with the Rossbourg Hop on the evening 
of April 7th, our friends began to arrive at the college, 
and were soon entering into the gaities with all their 
old-time enthusiasm. After a delightful evening those 
remaining over night were quartered on "Madison 
Avenue" and made as comfortable as our accommo- 
dations would permit. 

The next day, Saturday, was given to an inspection 
of the various departments of the College. The appli- 
ances and methods of instruction were presented by 
the heads of the departments. When the tour was 

completed we were invited to partake of an elaborate 
dinner provided by President Silvester. During the 
few minutes devoted to the enjoyment of our cigars, 
a call upon President Silvester for a speech was 
given, to which he graciously responded, welcoming 
the alumni to the institution at all times, and assur- 
ing them of a hospitable reception by the members of 
the faculty. That evening we assembled at the 
Ebbitt House in Washington, D. C, where many 
others joined us. A business meeting was held at 
7.30 o'clock, at which, after disposing of some routine 
matters, the following gentlemen were elected mem- 
bers of the association: 

Henry H. Holzapfel, Class of '93: John S. Buckley, 
Class of '94; C. C. Ausherman, Class of '94; O. H 
Fowler, Class of '97; E. Parker Lindsay, Class of '97; 
F. Sherman, Class of '97. 

After adjournment general greetings were ex- 


changed among the representatives of classes from 
the first in 1S62, to those members of the present 
senior class at the College who were with us. We 
then filed into the beautifuUi' decorated banquet hall 
to enjoy the feast there awaiting us. President R. 
W. Silvester was the guest of honor. F. B. Bomber- 
ger, of '94, delivered the address of welcome, in 
which he especially urged the continuation of annual 
banquets, of which this was the first, stating that it 
was necessarily a strengthening factor in the stability 
of our organization. President Bomberger acted as 
toastmaster, and introduced the gentlemen who 
responded to the following toasts: 

'Our Alma Mater," . 

A. C. ToLSON, '88. 

"Militarj' Training a Factor 
in Education," .... F. A. Soper, 67. 

"Maryland, My Maryland," R R Beall, '73. 

"Agriculture and the Me- 
chanic Arts," . . . . U. B. Sands, '62. 

"The Alumni Association," R. B B. Chew, Jr, '82. 

"Maryland's Duty to her 

State College," . . . . S. S. Buckley. '93. 

"The Ladies," A. S. GiLL. '97. 

Having merged into the small hours of another 
day, our meeting was declared adjourned, not, how- 
ever, without a tinanimous expression of enjoyment 
and approval of our first, and the wish for a repeti- 
tion, of our Alumni Banquet. 


College Y^lls. 

Chee hinj;, chee hiiig, 

Chee hal ha! ha! 
Maryland Agricultural College, 

Rah! rah! rah! 

One-a-zip, two-azip, 
Zippy, zippy, zam, 

(Opposing team; ain't worth a 

Umyenk! yenk! 

Chick-a-chick-a-booni ! 

Chick-a-chick-a-boom ! 


Boom! boom! boom! 

Rah! rah! rah! 

Rah! rah! rah! 

Maryland Agricultural College, 

Sis! boom! ah! 

Tad-dah, hoo-da-dah, 
Flippy-ty flop, 
We're on top. 
Sis! boom! rah! 


Fee, fie, fo fum; 
Bim, bam, bim, bum! 
Hi, yi. ip, see? 
M. A. C! 

Hulla-ba-loo! horay! horay! 
Hulla-ba-loo! horay! horay! 
Horay! horay! 
M. A C. A. A.! 

Hippity huss! 

Hippity huss! 

What in the h — I's the matter with us? 

Nothing at all, 

Nothing at all, 

We're the boys who play (base, foot) ball! 

Wisky-go-wish, go-wish, go-wish, 
Wisky-go wish, go- wish; 
Holly wolly, gee golly, 

Cliing, ching, ching; 
Chow, chow. chow. 

(Opposing team): 
B-o-w, wow, w-o-w! 

Holy gee! 

Who are we? 

We're the boys of M. A. 

\sDbcn the 5"rusteM ©ome. 

Once in every quarter our excitement is intense, 

They cover up the farming tools and mend up every 
No sound is heard on every side but the workman's busy 
For everybody hustles 
When the trustees come. 

When the happy day approaches the kitchen takes a brace, 
We have turkey for our dinner and peaches by the case; 
We have apple pie for breakfast, all the waiters on the 
We often, too, have table cloths 
When the trustees come. 

When they inspect the rooms and buildings we have water in the tubs, 

And all the college workmen get on to their jobs; 
We have steam heat in the building, if it's ninety in the sun. 

For you don't care for expenses 

When the trustees come. 


^tf>cr portrait— Song^H^- 



UAINT little maid, who hangs on the wall, 
"SJ^ What was your name, in the long, long ago? 
^ There are girls of to-daj', but you hold from them all 
My heart, that is longing to love you so. 

Dear little girl, in the picture there. 
Come to me to night in my dreams; 

They tell me you lived 'till grey grew your hair, 
But now it is naught but golden gleams. 

Somebody's great grandmother, they say, 
That is all I can learn of you now, 

But I gaze at your face, and by night and by day 
You seem to live, and to breathe somehow. 

Just as you are, come, fly to my arms. 

You cannot, I know, be naught but true; 

You smile from the wall, and my faint heart warms,. 
Come, and for aye, I will love but you. 


^^Kiss )VIc, noncy, Do/' 

IN the city of Baltimore, which is a city of mol- 
lusks and monuments, lived a maid who was 
full of the wiles of woman, and loved mightily 
to take the verdant youth and pull him on like a 
boot. Unto this maid there came a youth who was 
wonderous fair, but shy as the young gazelle. 
"Truly," said she, "this is an easy thing," and com- 
menced immediately to exert her craft upon him, but 
to no avail, and the maid was sore puzzled. "Verily," 
said she, "I will go to a wizard who resides on 


Baltimore street and procure a charm with which I 
will blow this youth up like a balloon." And she 
went and returned exultingly. Calling the youth 
before her she made a few passes before his eyes, and 
he sunk into a deep slumber. Now, said she, making 
strange motions with her eyes, as she had been 
bidden, "Kiss me." But the youth was abashed, 
and, throwing off his spell, he flew from her presence, 
but the maid said, "Kismet," and called up another 


Sambo— Professor, can you tell me what Professor Bomber- 
ger was doing up and dressed the night of the fire? 

Interlocutor— Why no, Sambo; how did that happen? 

Sambo — Why he an' Dr. Buckley had been sitting up until 
three o'clock playing 'There will be a Hot Time in the 
Old Town To-Night." 

Bones — Boss, did you hear those awful yells over in the 

Science Building 3esterday? 
Interlocutor — No, what was the trouble, Bones? 
Bones — Why — a bug flew down Professor Sanderson's back. 

Bones— Boss, do you know what Robb was doing over in 
the Science Building the other day when he created quite 
an excitement? 

Interlocutor — What was he doing, anyhow? 

Bones — He was trying to weigh hisself on San Jose scales. 

Sambo— Look here, Professor, don't it look to j-ou like Bones 
was "wasting his sweetness on the de.sert air?" 

Interlocutor — Why. Sambo, I don't see how he could do 
any better. 

Sambo — Why he could make his fortune teaching the faculty- 
some new jokes. 

Sambo — Professor, I have a good joke on Kenly. 

Interlocutor — What's that, Sambo? 

Sambo — Professor Spence asked Kenly who was the father 
of Zebudee's children. Kenly said that he was'nt any 
Bible scholar, but he knew enough to know that the 
father of Zebudee's children was Zebudee's husband. 

Bones — Boss, can you tell me why Collins is like an elephant? 
Interlocutor— No Bones, I fail to see any similarity. 
Bones — Because he always carries his satchel. 

Bones — When the Commedant was inspecting Co. C the other 
day he couldn't see through Tuby Stone's gun. What 
do you think was in it? 

Interlocutor — I am sure, I don't know. Bones. 

Bones — Oh! nothing but a breech block 

Sambo— Professor that was a mighty disasterous fire we had 
i" '33- 

Interlocutor — Yes, it was. Didn't you have any fire de- 

Sambo — Yes, we had one, but he was too busy; he was down 
to Calvert's store with only 60 minutes to catch the train 



Vfc'Q englisb, \ou Know. 



he's a great beau! 
The girls tell tne so, 
That he's all the go, 
And they ought to know. 

For he's "English, you know." 

Now why is it so, 

And what does he know? 

1 can tell you, I trow; 
His music, oh! oh! 
Puts one all in a glow 

A guitar if you bring, 

He can tinkle the string 

To a love jing-a-ling. 

That would waken a ring 

In an oyster heart, or any old thing. 

To the niandolin notes, 
With impassioned volts, 
He hourly quotes. 
From all the great Po'ts. 
With a voice that ne'er bolts. 

On the Piano Fort-e, 

He can draw melody; 

So you can now see. 

That in music this E 

Is not a flat, but a sharp, — see! 

He middles his hair; 
It curls on each ear 
With maddening snare; 
So, girls, have a care. 
Of these jet locks so rare. 

He can argue with ease. 
Foot-race like a breeze, 
And under the trees 
Make love vis-a-vis. 
And softest hands squeeze. 

Sum up what I've said, 

And keep a square head, 

Dear girls, do be led; 

Be quick, or you're dead 

In love with "English, you know." 


Oe f^armer ^mbman's Confession. 

Reckon as how you never knew 
A gal that's anjthing like my Sue, 
If 3'OU had, you'd surely know 
Why it is I love her so. 

Pretty? Prettj- as a picture, an' twice as fair 
As anything else with her golden hair, 
An' a little dimple in each rosy cheek 
That jest seemed to be playin' hide-an'-seek 
With the smiles that she always has for me — 
Think I'm strechin' it? Jest wait an' see. 

Eyes? Blue — course they're blue — 
Bright as the summer evening star; 
An' when they look at me kind an' true, 
Recon they're the kind for me — they are. 

I 'member last Summer my Sue an' me 

Went over to Squallin's huskin'-bee; 

And I was jest hopin' and hopin' all the way 

That jest one red ear would come my way: 

If it did? well then I knew 

Some nice young gent would soon kiss Sue. 

Luck was agin' me that night it seems, 

For that long, lank, hungry-looking Cyrus Jeems 

Found a red ear, and what should he do 

But jest walk over and kiss my Sue. 

Well, it jest fairly made me bile, 

.\n' I called him out in a little while; 

An' the lickin' he got he'll never forget, 

He ain't done any more kissin' yet. 

Going home that night, I ask Sue as how 
She liked Cyrus Jeems, an' she didn't allow 
That she liked him at all; an' she wished it was me 
Had found that red ear, an' not such as he. 
Then I up an' I told how I'd loved her so well; 
An' when she said yes, I never could tell 
How happy I got; but, between me and you, 
It's a mighty nice thing to have a gal like Sue. 

She's coming down to the dance in June, 
An' I'll show her to you — introduce you, too; 
An' you'll find out, an' that pretty soon, 
There won't be a gal hold a candle to Sue. 

J 09 

Zbc )VI, H, C. 6irl. 

Eyes of teuderest, sweetest blue, 

Eyes of brown, so soft and true, 

Eyes of black, or eyes of grey. 

Her eyes have stolen my heart away; 

No matter their color, our banners unfurl. 
And bow to the charms of the M. A. C. girl. 

The seniors, the juniors, yes every cadet, 

Each heart glows with pleasure to hear her light step; 

She is here at our dances, she comes when we sing, 

She's as dear to us all as sweet violets in spring; 
In a cluster of jewels she is always a pearl. 
The dainty, bewildeiing M. A. C. girl. 

vShe may think that the chevrons are more than the straps, 
She may even call Sergeant, Lieutenant, perhaps; 
She may cooly and carelessl)' set at defiance 
All the laws of Biology, Physics and Science. 

No matter — we'd each of us die for a curl, 
As we bow to our queen, the M. A. C. girl. 

Delinquency List 

Ariiis/ead -'iioi moving quarters. 

Btandford — Putting in morning report. 

Cooke — Not getting excused from drill. 

Collins — Disturbing room-mate by rising before Reveille. 

Collins — Eating six plates of ice cream. 

Darby — Absent from meals. 

Ey ■••/'— Not preparing lessons. 

.^.r/f;'^ Working overtime. 

Grason — Holding sword between his knees at guard mount. 

Gait — Absolutely refusing to take proffered tobacco. 

Hincs — Not visiting College Park on Saturday. 

Jenifer — Giving command so low his company failed to 
hear him. 

A'tv//y— Absent from Hyattsville during study hour. 

Nininger — Getting excited. 

Price — Frizzling his hair. 

Robh — Using snuff 

Sedwick — Hunting a match when the rat was in hearing 

Sliauibcrgi-r — Preserving silence on hall. 

SyiHoiis — Out of quarters while room-mate had a box. 

Talbott — Not reading morning papers. 

Xn the X^wlnHling of an Gvc 

isi Student: 

Those eyes of blue, those eyes of blue, 

They melt my heart quite through and through, 

And put my feelings all awhirl. 

This charming blue-eyed college girl — 

Ah! this poor heart of mine. 

2d Student: 

O take away 3-our blue-eyed one! 
Give me a daughter of the sun; 
The black-eyed sireen, crisp and dark, 
Can kindle best love's glowing spark 

In this warm heart of mine. 


jd Student: 

Ah! boys, I've seen of brown two eyes. 
That not a line of earth or skies, 
Or flash from dusky orbs of jet. 
Could cause me ever to forget 

Those eyes of brown. 

4th Student : 

I, too, love eyes of black or blue. 
Eyes of brown are pretty, too; 
Gray eyes lend a charm and joy — 
In fact, I have no choice, dear boy, 

I love the whole sweet business. 



Giving the "Owld Sod" due credit for being the cradle of bulls, we take pride, however, in saying 
that they are not the only ones. Here are a few of ours: 

Pretty — Yes, it was entirely debolished. 

Ira — I come to marry C:esar, not to praise him. 

Captain Billy — I have just been reading where they hung 
a man in an electric chair. 

C/7>««-What do you think! Mr. Carroll is going to send 
me to the House of Representatives. 

Vnionville — Mr. McCandlish, your statement is felonious. 

Taneyiotvn — Have you Washington's farewell address ? I 
would like to pursue it. 

' Tis Mince — I don't know who Ulysses is. I never studied 

Talbott — The officers of the Mass Township were select 
men — school commissioners, sheriffs and pile-drivers. 

Satchel— T)&x guides are posted when der major gives der 

Kcnly — I must say I don't believe in this fanatic spelling. 

Eyster — A subriquet is a music hall singer. 

Stone — Choate has been studying theatrical mechanics. 

Vein — They celebrate the centennial there every year, 
don't they? 

Syntons — The gentlemen wore a pair of cutaway trousers. 

Mac — No, he didn't; Pope wrote "Pilgrims Progress." 

" O, Mr. Kenly! don't you think Rosa N. Carey is just 

"Yes; I enjoyed her 'Reign of the Snowbird' extremely." 


^rom the Sublime to tfte Ridiculous 


Three fishers went sailing out into the west 

As the evening fell on the little town, 
Gathered in herring from far and wide, 

Towed them ashore and salted them down. 
They served them up at the M. A. C, 

All garnished with lettuce and onion a bit; 
The students rushed in with a famished howl, 

Gazed on the platter and fell in a fit. 

For students must feed, 
All late comers must weep; 

For there is little to serve, 
And there's many to eat. 

While the breakage bill is increasing. 



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3 3 

The editors would suggest to the young men who are making pillows out of tobacco sacks that 
perhaps if they would apply to the ladies' sewing-circle they could get a piece of whole cloth. 


Twenty-nine loud rings on the O. D. bell. O. D. thinks 
a delegation of farmers have arrived to inspect the new barn, 
and tears down from the top hall three steps at a time, but- 
toning his coat with one hand and putting on his sword with 
the other. 

Will you please get me a spool of white cotton, No. 40? 

O. D. goes back and decides to put in an application for 
the track team, and " sticks " a new boy for asking him for a 

To those officers who are "kicking" against the sword 
furnished by the military department, we would say that the 
general hard times and high tariH on tin makes it necessary 
to economize. 

We would like to see the militarj' department follow the 
forms of the regular service, but we want to register a kick 
right here against being fed on army beef. 

First Cadet — Say, I heard Jenifer took a car down to 
Hyattsville last night. 

Second Cadet — Yes; you know there is always room for 
one Moore. 


I went to the Kent County Fair. 

Sozinsky, he was there; 

Bradley got drunk, 

And climbed into Massey's trunk, 

And what became of the monk, the monk, the monk? 


Xlbirty Days, 

Oh it was pitiful, 
Near a whole city full, 

Fun they had none. 
So thought the Senior Class, 
And almost to a man 

Vowed they'd have some. 

Nine Seniors with straps 
Said to each other, "perhaps 

If to Lakeland we go 
There's a Medicine Man there, 
There'l be fun rich and rare. 

For he's holding a show.' 

They asked not for leave, 
And they did not believe 

That caught they could be. 
So these officers stately. 
So dignified lately, 

Set off in a glee. 

They had not a brother, 
Nor even another. 

To bid them beware. 
But started pell-mell. 
And with wild college yell 

They rent the night air. 

But the Commandant stern 
Now thought it his turn, 

"Inspection" — he called; 
In College they pine, 
These officers nine. 

With "confinements" appalled. 


^By Cbcir Signs Vc Shall Rtiow Cbem.*^ 

-A student is known by his deep love for chicken, 
Secured in the midst of some dark midnight raid, 

-For flunking in math and sleeping till dinner, 
And falling in love with a College Park maid. 

An instructor is known by his great stock of knowledge, 
A collection of jokes, prehistoric and choice, 

An inordinate fondness for meting out zeros, 
A dignified air and a deep bass voice. 

Warren — Wh}- is hazing like a poison? 
Hopkins — Because it's rough on rats. 


-Battalion performance. 

Sometime during the ensuing month a continuous performance will be given by the Ijattalion for the 
benefit of the Athletic Association. The following programme is announced: 

1. Having been put to sleep with a club, Mr. Ewens will 
snore a solo, with nasal oblogato by Mr. Wolf. 

2. After exhibiting himself to the audience, and showing 
himself to be perfectly sound, Mr. Cooke will get on the 
sick list with all the symptoms of pneumonia. 

3. Mr. Price will run once around the bases before a rat can 
go to the station, make change and get back with a sack 
of tobacco. 

4. Mr. Shamberger will stand on the hall and without any 
device but his natural voice, give a correct imitation of the 
sound of a fog whistle, a hot box, a poisoned dog and a 
buzz saw. 

Ditto Mr. Blandford. 

5. Captain Sedwick will drill his rats by command at 100 

6. Mr. Ej'ster will exhibit 12S portraits of the only girl he 
ever loved. 

7. Mr. Hines, the famous critic, will deliver a short lecture 
on vocal music, laying particular stress on the male quar- 

8. Mr. Talbott will recite for twenty minutes in his natural 
voice, and any one discovering what he is talking about 
will be awarded a medal. 

9. Mr. Peters will run 50 yards, fall down three times, turn 
two somersaults and a double flip-flop, and catch a high fly_ 

10. Mr, Irby will recite his full name; this will give the 
spectators desiring to do so ample time to go out and take 
a smoke. 

11. Mr. Gait will give a paraphrase at sight of a chapter in 

12. Mr. Collins, the youthful phenomenon, who is smaller 
than Mr. Kenly, will sing "Sweet Bunch of Daisies." 

Note.— Any one attempting to go to sleep during the course of the afternoon will be promptly attended to by Messrs. Massey and Grason. 

^POgFammg of ypublie %s^.er^i#^#, 

Sunday, June 12th. 

4.00 P.M. — . - - Baccalaureate Sermon by Rev. H. St. Clair Neal, 

of Baltimore. 
Monday, June 13th. 

2.00 P.M. — .-.--- Field Sports on College Campus. 

4.00 P.M. — ----- Drill and Dress Parade on College Campus. 
8.00 P.M. — Public Meeting New Mercer Literarj^ Society. Debate for Gold Medal. 

Tuesday, June 14th. 

4.00 P.M. — - - Battalion Drill and Dress Parade on College Campus. 

8.00 P.M. — Class Day Exercises, College Hall. Address by Hon. H. Irving Handy. 

Wednesday, June isth. 

2.30 P.M. — Commencement Exercises, College Hall. Address by Hon. H. G. Davis. 
4.30 P.M. — ------ Exhibition Drill on College Campus. 

5.00 P.M. — . - - - Annual Meeting of Alumni Association. 

9.00 P.M. — ----- Thirty-ninth Annual Ball in College Hall. 

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College Hall, Monday. June 13th, i898. 

— -^-*— i- — 
Call to Order, ...... 

Roll Call and Reading of the Minutes, ... 

Address, . . . .... 

Reading, ........ 

Declamation, -..--.. 

Reading, ....... 

Music — Piano Solo, - - - - - - 

Debate — ''Resolved, That the Advent of Prosperity Marks the Decline of Patriotism." 

Affirmative, - - Mr. Straughn, Mr. Kefauver, Mr. Barnett. 

Negative, - . Mr. Weigand, Mr. Barber, Mr. Burroughs. 

Music, --.-.-.. Mandolin Club. 

Declamation, .... - . . . Mr. Ninninger. 

Reading, ... ... ... Mr. Allnutt. 

Declamation, ......... Mr. Barber. 

Journal - ....... Editor, Mr. Thorne. 




Mr. McCandlish. 

Mr. Cobey. 

- Mr. Gait. 

Miss Briscoe. 



laff-'^ag '^Ms^avai§>^g>, 

-^•^K— 5 

Tuesday, June Mth, 1898. 

Piano Solo, ..--... Miss Spence. 


Class History and Prophecy, . . . Mr. Edwin T. Dlckerson. 


Announcement, Senior Ldctor, - - _ - Mr. Will C. Nesbitt. 

Address, Senior Orator, .... Mr. Charles H. Ridgely. 

PRESE]VT^iFr6]VI 0F Chfi^^ gpiEIiD. 

Address, Junior Orator, - - - - Mr. J. A. English Eyster. 

Star Spangled Banner, - - Chorus by Senior and Junior Classes. 


Announcement, Junior Lictor, . - . . Mr. James C. Blandford. 

Installation of New Senior Class. 


Address Upon Resolutions, ... Mr. Robert J. McCandlish. 


Address to Classes, ----- Hon. H. Irving Handy. 


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'oi^mgne^m^nl "fii-jtcreif^f , 


Wednesday, June 15th, 1898— College Hall. 
: MUSIC : 

Address to Graduates, 

Salutatory Address, 
Valedictorj' Address, 



Presentation of Diplomas and Prizes, 

Hon. W. L. Wilson. 

Mr. Claude V. Allnutt. 
Mr. D'Arcy C. Barnett. 

By Mr. C. B. Calvert. 

/IBueic ffurnisbeCt bg Jfiftb IRcgiincnt 3BanC>. 


M\\ day \he \-\\xrryj \k\^ trea^ o^ Sect 
Has ecKoed tKrouA the coHerfe "l-^a Us ; 

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Xts silvery notes spea)\ peace ay\^ rest 
lo th^ w^eary brai'a W w"or/\ opp re-ssed 
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Jlr\cL as" }:>)e cadence H o <2 ti* away 
(D K r eve-lidi' droop \\\ gvreei: re.p^^se 
To Wait t He call of — 'Reveille 


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