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"I900S Reveille.'' 



Its only a dream, but listen: — 
'Down from the hills of fame, 

From glory's towers there glisten 
The jewels in greatness' name. 

'I pause and gaze astounded, 

The painted sheet moves on 
Rich %vith the buds of glory 
Dipped in the dews of morn. 

'Of ancient days I see them, 

And thoughtless bow my head 
In reverence to those great men. 
In reverence to the dead. 

'Then raise my eyes to feast them. 

Ah! No, that age is gone, 
Shades of evening compass it, — 
But lo! Another's dawn. 

'Thus pass thcN' in succession. 

Each one takes from the past 
Something in its possession, 
Something that e'er would last. 


'They are gone and now the present 
Flames up in colors bright; 

Throws on the minds of mankind 
Knowledge in its brilliant light. 


'Look! the sheet no longer sparkles, 

As I cast another scan ; 
.•\h! I see, it is the present 
.\waiting the acts of man. 

'Hark! I hear a fairy note 

Break from some bugle throat : 
The sheet stands still ", — now I see ; 

It is the Cs^ll for 1900, 
1900' s reveille.' — S. M. Pkach. 

Board of Editors. 

WILLIAM H. WEIGAND, Editor-in-Chief. 

Det^artment Editors. 

Class and Historical. Literary. 

S. Marvin Peach. Harry J. Kekauver. 

Athletic. Humorous. 

Andrew S. R. Gkason. Arthur E. Ewens. 

Board of Managers. 

Amos C. Sudlek, Bi<siness Manager. 

William D. Groff. R. Moore Jenifer. 




IN THE COURSE of four years spent at College, many events transpire, which, if jotted 
down as they take place, would fill a good sized volume, but it is our purpose to reproduce 

on these pages only those occurrences which, in the future, may bring back jileasant 
memories of the past, — the real paradise of our youth — our College career. 

To the mind not enjoying a College education. College life is a sort of enigma. It cannot 
conceive of the conditions in which young men are brought together, not only for the purpose 
of study, but for enlightenment in all things that go to make up a liberal minded man. 

It is the aim of this work to combine the principal events that have made up our life at 
College and put them in such form as to be intelligible to all. We aim to show the cloud as 
well as the silvry lining of College life in the hope that some one who happens to peruse these 
pages may be so attracted bj' the accounts given, that he may be stimulated to secure for 
himself the bounteous blessings incident to a course at Maryland Agricultural College ; and if 
t)y chance, a radiant gleam should penetrate the recesses of some doubting mind and induce it 
to avail itself of a College education, we shall consider our work not done in vain. 

The editors have no apologies to force upon their readers. We put forth our best efforts to 
accomplish the end of our desires; surely none can ask more of us. We place this, the fourth 
volume of the Reveillk, into your hands, trusting that you may find much that will please you 
as well as something to criticise. 


Captain % W. Silvester. 


Our President — R. W. Silvester. 


THE subject of our sketch was born in Norfolk, 
Va., September 16th, 1857. 

Having entered the Virginia Military Institute, at 
Lexington in 1873, he was graduated four years later. 
The following autumn he was appointed assistant in 
Mathematics. German and Natural Sciences in Char- 
lotte Hall Academy; beginning in this way to practice 
that profession to which his life has been devoted, — 
namely, education. In '79 he was placed in full 
charge of his work at Charlotte Hall, and in 1885 was 
elected Principal of this venerable and highly respected 

In 1892 he was called to the Presidency of the 
Maryland Agricultural College, and has been hon- 
ored by unanimous re-election eight successive terms. 

Down whatever lines his energies have been directed , 
our president has lent an intelligent, practical and 
persistent enthusiasm ; consequently, his efforts have 
uniformly achieved success. As an instance of this 
we may note his administration at Charlotte Hall 
Academy; through his efforts, during his term of 
office as Principal there, the number of students was 

more than doubled, and the standard of scholarship 
was raised to a point highly gratifying to his friends 
and the friends of the Institution, — and so when the 
administration of the Agricultural College was reor- 
ganized in '92, Captain Silvester's name was presented 
as a consequence of his splendid record, and the wis- 
dom of his election has never been questioned. He 
brought to re-enforce him in his arduous responsibil- 
ity, the three requisite accomplishments for the emer- 
gency; namely, talent as an instructor; ability as a 
financier and executive ; and successful and practical 
experience as a farmer. 

From the outset Captain Silvester resolved that 
the sphere of the College must be widened, and that 
the College would not reach its maximum degree of 
usefuUness until it should be recognized as the 
Farmers' College of the State, as it is to-day. Ac- 
cordingly, largely through his efforts, the following 
State Bureaus have been organized and established as 
adjuncts of the College : 

State Chemical and Fertilizer Department (reorganized). 
Department of Farmers' Institute. 


State Horticultural Department. 

Department for Inspection of Dairy Food Stuffs. 

In addition to this, he was a pioneer in champion- 
ing the introduction of Nature studies in our public 
schools, and detailed members of his faculty to 
lecture at Teachers' Institutes for the encouragement 
of this work, now becoming so important a factor in 
modern education. 

Captain Silvester was active, too, in promoting the 
creation of our State Geological Survey, and has been 
its Secretary since its organization in '96. Indeed, 
in whatever reforms that tend to benefit our agricul- 
tural interests, he has alwaj'S been found at the front. 

Thanks to his indefatigable energj', five handsome 
structures for educational purposes have been erected 
at the College, and the old building itself refitted and 

enlarged; while four new branches of instruction 
have been established. 

President Silvester commands the esteem and con- 
fidence of the State to a marked degree, and his talent 
for conceiving eloquence in advocating, and tact and 
ability in executing, make him well merit the encom- 
ium : Suavier in inodo, fortiter in re . 

For eight years he has presided with efficiency and 
dignity over his Faculty, by all of whom he is re- 
spected and beloved ; the same may justly be said of 
his students and their parents. 

Mrs. Silvester, his accomplished wife, presides 
with charm and grace over his home, which is a 
center of social pleasure, and the cordial reception 
here accorded the student reassures him that his 
president desires to be, and is his best friend. 

— By a member ot tlie Faculty. 





R. \V. Silvester, President. * , Vice-President. 

Chair of Mathematics. 

J. H. Mitchell, M. E., Acting; Comd't of Cadets. 
Assistant in Mechanical Engineering. 

Chair of English and Civics. Chair of Natural Science. 

H. B. McDonnell, B. S., M. D., 
Chair of Cheniistrv. 

THOMA.S H. Spence, a. M., " \V. T. L. Taliaferro, 

Chair of Language. Chair of Agriculture. 

C. O. TowNSEND, Ph. D., 

Chair of Botany and Pathology. 

W". G. Johnson, B. S., M. S., Harry Gwinner, M. E., 

Chair of Entomology. Chair of Mechanical Engineering. 

Samuel S. Buckley, B. S., D. V. S., 

Chair of Veterinary Science. 
Henry Lanahan. A. B., James S. Robinson, A. B. 

Chair of Physics and Civil Engineering. Professor of Horticulture. 

Grv V. Stewart, B. S., 

.Assistant in Botanv. 

H. P. Gould, B. S., J. R. Laughlin, B. S. 

.Assistant in Entomology. Assistant in Chemistry. 

J. Bernard Robb, B. S., 

.\ssistant in Chemistry. 

Thomas R. Gough, B. S., Norris M. Straughn, B. S., 

Assistant in Chemistry. Assistant in Chemistry. 

George S. Edelen, B. S., 

* To he appointed. .\ssistant in Chemistry. 



8ome Advances in Science Teaching. 

TyTHILE it is true that chanije does not always 
'' signify advance, yet an impartial examination 
into the metliods now in vogue in any field of natural 
science must convince even an unwilling observer 
that in the main the movement in science teaching 
has been forward and not backward. It should be 
understood, however, that "method" is only a tool 
and that everything, therefore, depends upon the 
man behind the method. Hence advance along the 
line of teaching, just as along all lines of work, 
implies progress in the man as well as improvement 
in the tool. 

Owing to the rapidity with which the borders of 
natural science are enlarging in these latter daj's, the 
text-l)Ook of yesterday is out of date to-day. New 
facts have been brought to light, new truths have 
been discovered and the text-book statement has 
become misleading or only a half truth. Conse- 
quently it is no longer an incontestible proof of the 
truth of a statement to know that it forms a part of a 
book. Not that the text-l)Ook is of no further use in 

our schools and colleges; on the other hand, it is an 
important factor in science teaching, but unless the 
man behind the desk knows more than is contained 
within the covers of a text-book it is a case of the 
blind leading the blind, for both are sure to fall into 
a ditch. It is therefore essential that the teacher 
should be a maker of thought as well as an expounder 
of truth. The old scientists like Priestly, Huxley 
Darwin, Helmholtz and many others that we love to 
honor, labored faithfully and builded nobly, but they 
realized fully the boundless fields in their respective 
realms of science which remained still unexplored. 
No factor has contributed more largely to the passing 
away of the old text-book methods than the broaden- 
ing of the horizon of knowledge. And with this ex- 
pansion every first class institution in the land has 
come to realize that no man can teach successfully all 
the branches of natural science, but that the times 
demand a master in each and every field. It is nec- 
essary, therefor, that every scientist should know the 
boundary of his subject in some one direction, and to 


this end he should himself be an investigator. It is 
not enough that a man should think the thoughts of 
other men but he should, by personal investigation, 
bring to light the thoughts of Him who thought mat- 
ter and energy into being. It is not claimed that the 
man who is capable of independent investigation is 
necessarily the most successful in imparting knowl- 
edge, but, other things being equal, he who is to im- 
part truth can do so most successfully if he is capa- 
ble of bringing new phases of truth before the world. 
With the passing of the old text-book method, 
combined with other influences came the demand for 
specialists, not only in our educational institutions 
liut in all the walks of life. It is the man who can 
do some one thing better than any one else can do it 
who holds in his hand the key to success. The me- 
chanic that can do finer work and produce a better 
article than his competitor finds a ready sale for his 
wares. The farmer that can raise a better crop than 
his neighbors commands the markets of the world, 
and these results can be obtained only through con- 
centration and specialization. Under these influ- 
ences, the methods in science teaching advanced to 
the lecture and demonstration stage, which had 
many advantages over the text-book method in that 
it put more of the personality of the teacher into his 
work, and enabled him to collect the best thoughts 
from the varied sources from which thej- could be 
obtained and to present them in the clearest light. 

It brought the teacher into closer contact with nature, 
and enabled him to l)ring much that was new to the 
attention of those around him. On the other hand 
this method failed or was only partially successful 
because it brought the student into contact with his 
subject through only two of the avenues liy which 
nature intended him to gain knowledge, viz., hearing 
and sight, while the avenues of touch, taste, smell 
and the sense of temperature remained for the most 
part closed. It enabled the average student to see 
onlj' what his teacher saw, and that often very dimi}'. 
It gave to the student no adequate means of express- 
ing the whole truth as it appeared to him, and 
without expression truth is onh- dormant. However 
it was the instrument by means of which the student 
of scientific truth stood at last within the holy of 
holies in touch directly with nature, for gradually out 
of this method came the student laborator}'. The 
first to make its appearance in this country was the 
chemical laboratory. This was followed by labora- 
tories for the study of botany, zoology, biology, ento- 
mology, physics, physiology, mechanics, pathology, 
horticulture, agriculture and all other branches of 
natural science with their sul^-divisions. The first 
botanical laboratory in this country was established 
less than a third of a century ago, and many of the 
laboratories for other sciences were inaugurated in 
still more recent years. Several causes contributed 
to the slowness of the growth of the student labora- 


tory, among which may be mentioned first, the initial 
cost of establishing- a well equipped laboratory and 
the subsequent maintenance of the same; second, 
doubt in the minds of the educators themselves as to 
the practicability of the method, coupled with the 
lack of time for laboratory work in the already 
crowded curricula. On the other hand, since stu- 
dents gradually turned their faces toward those insti- 
tutions where laboratories were provided, they have 
become to be a necessity in the equipment of all first 
class institutions. Not onlj' is this the case with 
Universities and Colleges but even our best High 
Schools have wisely adopted the same method. It is 
true that some of the laboratories are poorlj' equipped 
and sometimes still more poorly manned, nevertheless 
the method has done much not only for the advance- 
ment of science teaching but also for improvement in 
the means of expression. It brings the student into 
closer contact with his subject through all of his 
senses and leads him to express truth thus learned 
through the training of the hand as well as bj' spoken 
or written word. It is clear that the training of the 
hand has been too long neglected and it is certainly 
an encouraging sign of the times that manual training 
is entering more and more into the curricula of our 
educational institutions. Every piece of machinery, 
every intricate mechanicism devised by man, is but 
the expression of a truth which was first received in 
the brain and afterwards given to the world through 

the hand. Therefore without the training of the 
hand many noble ideas and great thoughts as beau- 
tiful and as well timed as can be found in the finest 
poems must have remained unexpressed. 

We must not maintain a too narrow view of what 
is meant bj- the word laboratory. Formerly this term 
conveyed to the general mind four walls within which 
impracticable human beings evolved, at the expense 
of time and money, useless theories in regard to mat- 
ter and energy. Even at the present time there are 
many so-called practical men who look upon the 
worker in the laljoratory as a mere theorist, forgetting 
that many of the benefits, which they as practical 
men enjoy, are theirs because some theorist was 
foolish enough to bend for hours over his microscope 
or to watch through the long hours of the night 
beside his crucible. But this idea is slowly changing 
and the world is learning that there is no sharp 
dividing line between the theoretical and the practi- 
cal, for what is merelj^ theoretical to-daj- may become 
intenselj- jiractical tomorrow. The laboratorj' in its 
broadest and highest 'sense is coming to be looked 
upon as any place where one maj' come into close 
contact with his subject. It may be in the work-shop, 
in the field, in the orchard, in the home or within a 
college building. With this advance we find the 
college man working side by side with the practical 
man of business. Theory and practice have united 
their forces and are accomplishing infinitely more 


than either could do alone. The time has gone 
forever when the man of science can remain within 
the four walls of a College laboratory and solve suc- 
cessfully problems of practical value. Certain phases 
of these problems must be settled by the aid of the 
microscope or by chemical tests, but a complete solu- 
tion involves, in almost all cases, field study and 

Laboratory methods together with the ever-increas- 
ing volumes of information have made elective courses 
in our curricula a necessity, and have created a 
demand for post-graduate work in all branches of 
natural science. It is true that there is great diversity 
of opinion as to what should constitute post graduate 
work, but it is generally conceded that it should be 
along the lines of investigation. As a natural result 
of the enlarged idea of the laboratory combined with 
the desire for postgraduate work we find a demand 
for so-called University extension. Knowledge 
gained through special study along all lines of 
natural science is now carried from educational 
centers to homes in all parts of the land iu the form 
of lectures, printed matter, pictures, views, specimens 
or manufactured products. The tendency of modern 
educational work is more and more toward carrying 
information personally to the masses. This results 
in a broader knowledge of men and tends to bring 

educational institutions into closer touch with those 
whom they are intended to help. 

Scientific investigators as well as teachers are con- 
stantly in search of newer and better methods of de- 
termining and of imparting truth, and this together 
with the broader laboratory methods now in vogue 
leads them in scores to visit other countries in search 
of new apparatus, new methods and new truths. 
Many, however, are disappointed to find in foreign 
laboratories no new apparatus, no magic facilities for 
the solution of difficult problems, and return without 
realizing the fact that the great benefit to be derived 
is the contact with other men, and the learning to 
look at great problems from other than our own 
accustomed point of view. 

These, briefly stated, are some of the advances that 
the present century has witnessed along the line of 
science teaching. It is impossible to predict the 
advances that will be made by the coming generation ; 
undoubtedly, however, they will be as numerous and 
as striking as those that have already appeared and 
perhaps even more important; but whatever they 
may be and to whatever heights they may lead may 
the old Maryland Agricultural College catch the step 
and keep pace with the progress of the century. 



By Tbclr Signs Yc Know Them. 








Cld»& of 1900. 

Class Colors. — Royal PurplE and Garnet. 

Class Yell — Hi rickety rit, hi rickety rit, 

Yackety, yackety, nineteen, nit, nit, (00.) 

Cla»» Officers. 


Andrew S. R. Grason, President. 

S. M. Peach, Secretary and Treasurer. 

R. Moore Jenifer, Vice-President. 
S. M. Peach, Historian. 

Class Roll. 


Calvin Grant Church, College Park, Md. 
Arthur Edward Ewens, Baltimore, Md. 
Andrew Sterett Ridgely Grason, Towson, Md. 
Robert Moore Jenifer, Loch Raven, Md. 
Samuel Marvin Peach, Mitchellville, Md. 
Amos Charles Sudler, Westover, Md. 

Edward Stephen Choate, Randallstown, Md. 
WiLLi.^M Denmead Groff, Owing's Mills, Md. 
Harry Joshua Kefauver, Frederick, Md. 
William Henry Weigand, Leitersburg, Md. 
Earl Neilson Sappington, Darlington, Md. 
William Henry Talbott, Willows, Md. 


Senior Cla&&. 

EDWARD STEPHEN CHOATE— Mechanical Engineering— Second Lieu- 
tenant of Company B., was born at Randallstown, Baltimore County, 
Md., December 9, 1879. After completeing a course at the village 
school, he spent a year at the Reisterstown High School. In the Fall of '97 
he entered the Sophomore Class at Maryland Agricultural College. Mr. 
Choate is the Mathematical man of the class and his talents in this line point 
out for him a brilliant future. His mind is so occupied at times with the 
mysteries of Calculus and his applied mathematics that all kinds of sines are 
expressed on his face and tangents fly off in all directions from his head. 

He is devoted to athletics 
and as a gymnast he is with- 
out equal in the College. 
He is an expert tennis player 
and is skilled in base ball, 
being a member of the 1900 
base ball team. His strong 
point though is walking, 
and his Sunday walks along 
the electric road are inter- 
esting to see. He sings col- 
lege songs to perfection. 
»«^ »r »«r 

« Scientific — Second 
Lieutenant of Com- 
pany A., was born in Niles 


C. a. CHURCH. 

township, Floyd County, August 9, 1879. While young he removed to Wash- 
ington, D. C, and there received his primary education. In 1890 he moved to 
College Park and attended the public school two years. He then entered the 
Preparatory Department at Maryland Agricultural College, but remained only 
a short time. In 1894 he removed to his native town and attended the High 
School for one year. In 1895 he returned to College Park, and again entered the 
Preparatory Department, and has continued his course at the College. 

Mr. Church has always shown interest in Athletics, and played end on the '99 
foot ball team. He is a member of the present track team, 

ARTHUR EDWARD EWENS— Scientific— Second Lieutenant of Com- 
pany C, was born in Baltimore, Mrl., April 21, IS^l. He attended the 
schools of Brooklj'n, N. Y. two years, and those of Baltimore six years. 
In the fall of '97 he entered the class of 1900 at the Maryland Agricultural 

Mr. Ewens has shown remarkable interest in social affairs, and is Vice- 
President of the Rossbourg Club. He is Associate Editor of the REVEILLE and 
Chairman of the Invitation 
Committee of the June Ball. 

SON— Scientific— 

A. E. EWENS. jjgJQj. ^j (,gjgj ggj. 

tallion, was born at Towson, Baltimore County, Md., December 21, 1880. He 
received his primary and preparatory education in the schools of Towson, and 
entered the Freshman Class at Blaryland Agricultural College in September 
1895. He has shown considerable interest in all college affairs. He is Class 
President, Captain of Base Ball Team, Chairman of Program Committee of 
Rossbourg Club. He played foot ball on the '99 team and played on the base 
ball team the same vear. 



WM. DENMEAD GROFF— Scientific— Captain of Company B., was born 
at Owing's Mills, Baltimore County, Md., August 27, 1S79. After 
attending the public schools at home he went to the Reisterstown 
High School. In 1896 he entered the Freshman Class at Maryland Agricul- 
tural College. Since then he has been connected with the various student 
organizations and has shown especial interest in the RossbourgClub of which he 
is now President. He is Secretary and Treasurer of the June Ball, member 
of the 1900 Track Team and Associate Business Manager of the Reveihe. 

Mr. Groff is a singer of 
repute and is leader of the 
Companv li trio. 


4 Scientific — Captain 



of Company C, was 
born at Loch Raven, Balti- 
more County, October 29, 
1879. After attending the 

]jublic schools of his native district, he entered the Freshman Class at 
Maryland Agricultural College September, 1896. He has always been greatly 
interested in class and college matters, and has more than once demonstrated his 
oratorical powers in class meetings. He is Vice-President of the Class, and is 
very prominent in .social circles, being Chairman of the Reception Committee of 
the Rossbourg Club and Vice-President of the June Ball. He has taken part in 
the college athletics and is a member of the 1900 Track Team. 

HARRY JOSHUA KEFAUVER— Classical— First Lieutenant Company 
A., was born near Middletown, Frederick County, Md., Novembers, 
187S. He received his primary education in the public schools near 
Frederick. In 18M he entered the Frederick High School, graduating with 
honors in 1897. He entered the class of 1900 at Maryland Agricultural Col- 
lege in the Fall of '97 and has distinguished himself in all lines of work that 
he has taken up. He has shown remarkable literary capacity and is President 
of the New Mercer Literary Societv. He was the College representative at 
the State oratorical contest 
held at Westminster in the 
Spring of '99. and is alter- 
nate in the contest to be 
held at Annapolis this 
Spring. He has played on 
the Foot Ball Team, is Man- 
ager of the Base Ball Team 
and Treasurer of the .'Athletic 
Association. He is Associate 
Editor of the Reveille, 
Salutatorian of his class, and 
Chairman of Floor Commit- 
tee of the June Ball 

«" »r »r 


SM. PEACH — Classical — First Lieutenant and Adjutant of Battalion of 
« Cadets, was born at Mitchellville, Prince Georges' County. Md., April 7, 
1880. He attended the public schools until the age of 16, when he entered 
the Freshman Class at Marvland Agricultural College. Mr. Peach has disting- 
uished himself in all branches of study that he has taken up, and has taken a vast 
interest in literary matters. He was President of the New Mercer Literary So- 
ciety in his Junior year and is now Vice-President of the Morrill Society. He is 
the princi|)al orator from the College to take part in the Intercollegiate contest. 
He is prominent in college athletics and is President of the Athletic .Association, 

and a member of the 1900 Base Ball Team. He is considerably interested in social matters and has been blessed with ties that 
bind. He is Chairman of the Refreshment Committee of the June Ball. 



EARL NEILSON SAPPINGTON— Scientific— Captain of Company A., was 
was born at Darlington, Harford Count}', Md., May 13, 1881. He received 
his earlv education at the Darlington Academy, and in 1895 he entered the 
Preparatory Department at the Maryland Agricultural College. The following 
year he entered the Freshman Class. Mr. Sappington has always shown mucli 
interest in class matters. He has been connected with all the branches of Ath- 
letics and has shown skill in base ball and foot ball. He was manager of the '99 Foot 
Ball Team and played quarter back. He is also much interested in social matters 

and has met his fate with tlu- 
rest of us at the College 
dances. He is Class Vale- 
dictorian and Chairman 
of Refreshment Committee 
of the Rossbourg Club, 
and Chairman of Reception 
Committee of the June Ball. 

Mf MT W 

Scientific — 1st Lieu- 
tenant of Companj- B, 
was born at Westover, Som- 
erset County, Md., Decem- 
ber 2. 1880. He received 
his primary education in the 
public schools of his native county 



and later attended Fairmount Academy. 
He entered the class of 1900 in the Fall of '97 and has since been a prominent 
figure in all class matters. He has been connected with the nianv social affairs 
of the college and has won a wide circle of friends by his ever pleasant and 
obliging disposition. Mr. Sudler has demonstrated his excellent business 
qualities by his successful management of the 1900 Reveille. He is also 
Chairman of the Programme Committee of the June Ball organization. Mr. 
Sudler is very fond of music and is well equipped with the latest college songs. 

WM. H. TALBOTT— Classical— First Lieutenant Compan}' C. , was bom at 
Willows. Calvert County, Md., August 21, 1881. He attended the public 
schools until the age of 15, when he entered the Freshman Class in 1896 
and has acquitted himself honorably in all branches of his course. Mr. Talbott 
is deeply interested in social matters, and mainh' to his efforts as Chairman of 
the Floor Committee are due the success that has attended our dances this year. 
He is also a June Ball Committeeman. He has shown some interest in Athletics, 
and was a member of the '99 Track Team and is Manager of the Tennis Team. 


«r »r »r 

H. WEIGAND— Scien- 
« tific — First Lieuten- 
ant and Quartermas- 
ter of Cadets, was horn near 
Emmittsburg, Frederick Coun- 
ty, Md., December 12, 1877. 
While very young he moved 
near Hagerstown, Md., where 
he has since resided. He re- 
ceived his early education in 
the public schools, and prepared 
for college at the Leitersburg 
GrammarSchool. In the Winter 
w. H. TrtLbOTT. of .97 Jig entered the Freshman 

Class at Maryland Agricultural 
College. He has been connected with all the organizations of the College, and 
his shown considerable interest in literary, social and athletic affairs. He was 
Class Historian in 183S and 1899, was alternate College representative at the 
Intercollegiate contest held at Westminster in the Spring of '99. He is President 
of the Morrill Literary Society, Secretary and Treasurer of the Rossbourg Club, 
Editor-in-Chief of the Rkveille. Was a member of the '98 and '99 Track 
Teams, and is Manager and Captain of the 1900 Track Team. He is also Senior 
Orator for the class day exercises. 


W. H. WeiOAND 

ni^tory of Cla»» of 1900. 

cMust I then Leave You)"— Shakespeare. 

CAN it be that four years have elapsed since the 
Class of 1900 was first enrolled upon ihe records 
of Maryland Agricultural College. Yes, 'tis true, — 
'tis true. As I look back over these years, — this 
speck of sand in the glass of time, — it seems to me 
but a dream of mingled pleasure, hope and trouble; 
and yet is reality. The most perceptible change that 
has woven itself into our existence during these four 
years, — the years linking together boyhood and man- 
hood, — is truly wonderful — a study in itself. 

Yes, four years have sped by and we are now Sen- 
iors — soon to be Seniors no longer. We were Fresh- 
men then and rest assured that all that was due the 
meek, mild, innocent, unpretending Freshmen, accord- 
ing to college laws, came upon 1900's thirty-eight 
Freshmen in the most unmitigated, chilling, diaboli- 
cal form. We were thirty-eight in September and, 
but for a few who left us during the year, all survived 
their supreme torture and responded to the roll call in 
June. This slight and general touch upon our Fresh- 

man year seems to me to be sufficient, for in my opin- 
ion it would be unjust to the feelings and memory of 
my classmates to specify each little incident. So 
leaving this let us pass swiftly over a pleasant sum- 
mer and take a second glance at 1900 once more 
assembled at Maryland Agricultural College. 

Sophomores! What? Sophomores! Those haughty, 
overbearing fellows! Those gentlemen of leisure, 
whose every beck and nod the trembling Freshman 
answers ! Those demigods ! Are we to take their 
places! Yes, we were to take their places, but not 
our thirty-eight. Twenty-six of us answered to the 
roll call of September, 1897. Why so few? If you 
were to take into consideration the many causes for 
leaving, together with the greatest reagent in the 
disintegration of a class, — conditions, — surely you 
would not ask this question? Although our class 
was cut down greatly in this year by the departure of 
so many, yet we welcomed into our midst several new 
classmates who have been and are indeed an honor to 


1900. What a change has came over my classmates ! 
The milder and meeker they seemed as Fresmen— the 
wilder and more inconsistent they seem with the 
trembling crowd of new boys. I stand aside and 
watch them as they dash down the hall with "per- 
suaded" in hand and devilment in heart, and I ask 
myself the question, "what is it all?" when a still 
small voice whispers, — "Sophomores will be Sopho- 
mores." They were true Sophomores in the Fresh- 
man's idea of that word, but, dear reader, should j'ou 
wish to apply that preponderous term to them, let 
me — once a Sophomore — beg of you to substitute that 
little word "mischief" for "wisdom." The Sopho- 
more is generally considered the most difficult year 
through which to come safely ; so thought half of our 
twenty-six. As the year began to near its end, 
troubled looks could be seen on many faces ; the 
cause of this trouble could be plainly seen when the 
final records were posted ; many had failed. They 
are no longer with us, but we, their remaining 
classmates, sincerely hope that success may follow 
them. In this year our class purchased a "class 
banner," — the first of its kind in Maryland Agricul- 
tural College ; and I think I am right in saying that 
1900 is and truly ought to be proud of the banner. 

Time does not stand still nor could we : so when 
another most pleasant Summer was gone, and another 
Autumn was just in its morning, thirteen members of 
our original thirty-eight clasped hands in true fellow- 

ship to begin the work of the Junior year. However, 
we were not thirteen long, for we soon welcomed 
among us a new classmate, who socially, mentally 
and physically proved himself worthy of 1900 and 
upon whom we looked as a true addition to our class. 
The year passed smoothly along. About the middle 
of the year one of our fourteen left us to enter Cornell. 
We have since learued that he is doing well. And 
so we were left thirteen to finish the year. In June 
we gave a banquet in honor of the Seniors. When 
we look back upon it, it seems to be a little golden 
thread building the two classes together, and we 
never think of it without the deepest feelings of pleas- 
ure and good will. Although that number thirteen 
may have some mystic charm, some unaccountable 
influence over mankind, yet it never exercised it over 
1900, except in its most benefitting and elevating 
form, for never was unity in a class more pronounced, 
never was good will more free and open than among 
the members of 1900 in its Junior year. It is evident 
that 1900 has commenced to feel its higher responsi- 
bility; another change has come over its members; 
they are more sedate and more attentive to duty in 
all lines, they now begin to look to the higher aims 
of life, — tis none too early and tis well. 

We have passsed another Summer — yes, we have 
passed our last Summer as students at Maryland 
Agricultural College. We are Seniors now. We are 
on the topmost round of the ladder and can look 


back without hearts throbbing tenderly and almost 
longingly for those happy, careless, college days 
again ! Are we sad? Could we think of our parting 
classmates, could we think of parting schoolmates all; 
could we think of leaving other friends met in our 
happy college days, without that little indescribable 
twang at the tender heart chords? Without that deep 
drawn sigh that springs from the too full heart? 
Without that far away, dreamy look of sweet reverie? 
Yes, we are sad. And yet a feeling that the world is 
waiting for us arises in our breasts and makes us 
somewhat eager to go out and take up our allotted 
part. Only one of our thirteen did not return this 
year and we are a little dozen now. Again has the 
originality of 1900 shown itself, this time in the 
introduction of a class ring into Maryland Agricul- 
tural College. We feel proud that we should be the 

first to have class rings, and we hope that succeeding 
classes will uphold it and institute it as a custom. 
The year has been generally uneventful and I shall 
not dwell upon it at length. The end is near — yes, 
the end is near : even as I write I can see it becoming 
brighter and brighter through the gradually thinning 
haze ; may each and everyone of us reach it safely 
and gloriously. 

— S. M. Peach, Historiati. 

■' Friends, that parting tear reserve it, 
Though 'tis doubly dear to me; 
Could I think I did deserve it, 

How much happier would I be! 
Scenes of woe and scenes of pleasure, 

Scenes that former thoughts renew; 
Scenes of woe and scenes of pleasure, 
Now a sad and last adieu!" 

— Richard Grack. 



Prot)hecy of 1900. 

"We are all at times unconscious Prophets." Spurgeon. 

THIS was the heading and 
a part of the first col- 
umn that met mj' ej^es as I 
picked up the Sun paper on 
June 30, 1915. The heading 
had quite disgusted me, since 
the papers for the last few 
years had been so full of 
discussion about air ships. 
As I have said I was some- 
what disgusted, but as I 
read on down the name 
Choate attracted m}' atten- 
tion. Choate ? Most assur- 
edly, — E. S. Choate had been 
my classmate at Maryland 
Agricultural College ; he had 
been graduated from that institution with ten other 
classmates and myself in 1900. And so, being 

Baltimore Sun, June SO, iril.5. 
"A Great Stir in the World of Mechanics— 
The Air=Ship at last Perfected— The 
Eyes of Mechanics centered upon Mr. 
E. S. Choate — His Actions watched with 
Trembling Interest." 

"Though it is now but 1915 and the century is in 
its morning, it is believed that the climax, if not 
in everything, at least in mechanics has been 
reached ; that Mr. Choate's completion and per- 
fection of the Air-Ship is a nucleus about which 
the other acts of the century will cluster. After 
five 3-ears of toil, adversitj' and perseverence, Mr. 
Choate has at last set the Keystone upon his work 
and can now, etc., etc. 

somewhat aroused by this 
little remembrance of the 1900 
class. I looked at the page 
a little more closely and had 
read the first few lines in the 
column when the feeling of 
disgust overcome me and 
I la3' back in ni}^ chair and 
thought that if the class of 
1900 had turned out one who 
could or would cherish such 
ethereal ideas, he ought to die 
the death of an aereonaut. 
I paid no more attention to 
this passing folly, as I con- 
sidered it, finished reading 
the paper and went about my business. 

On July 1 0th I picked the paper up and in the leading 


column read the following: "Mr. Choate embarks 
to-day." Out of nothing but curiosity I read all that 
was said about the air-ship in the paper that daj^ and 
from this reading gathered the substance that Mr. 
Choate had completed the machine, had made full 
preparations for a long sail and, with a party consist- 
ing of himself, two scientists, and another mechanic, 
was to embark for the Moon on July 10th. 

What a world is this thought I, when civilization 
and intelligence are at the height to give credence to 
any such thing as a voyage to the Moon. For my 
part I did not wish to give it even a shadow of belief; 
and yet there was Mr. Choate, as I well knew, a man 
of the highest reputation, both as a mechanic and 
mathematician. To tell the truth, I was quite divided 
as to my opinion and would not have been able to 
make any definite statement as to what I really 

Time passed on — yes, years passed by and nothing 
more was heard from Mr. Choate except that his 
factories were still flourishing and that the construc- 
tion of air-ships was still going on according to 
orders left by him at his departure. This at least 
showed his implicit faith in the success of his project. 

I was in Europe in 1919 when the world suddenly 
became afire with interest in Mr. Choate. The for- 
eign papers took up the cry in their usual firery man- 
ner and it spread with fabulous speed throughout 
the civilized world. Mr. Choate had returned from 

the Moon — yes, from the Moon — with glowing ac- 
counts of his voyage thither — the condition of things 
found there and the condition of things he had left. 
The animals found on the Moon were all sizes and 
natures, — some fierce and some gentle; the stage of 
man had not yet been reached, that is, not until the 
exploring party had reached there. The flora of the 
Moon was beautiful ; the new minerals were wonder- 

Already had there been hundreds of volunteers to 
return with Mr. Choate to the New World. Among 
these were some of America's greatest and most 
promising men. All of the air-ships made had been 
engaged and they were continually being made to 
accommodate the flow of population to the Moon. 

And so time passed on. Every few months an 
air-ship returned to the Earth and always guided 
back to the Moon a flock of those unwieldly birds 
laden with hundreds of adventurers. I say adven- 
turers, but really it has passed the meaning of adven- 
ture to take a trip to the Moon, and was now looked 
upon as any other safe, interesting and profitable 

About 1935 it became well known that an Emperor 
had been chosen and that the Empire of the Moon 
had been well established. Political, educational 
and business institutions of all kinds had been 
founded; cities had grown up and were still growing, 
and in general the Empire of the Moon was in a most 


flourishing and prosperous condition, already offering 
to its sister Earth competition in manufactured pro- 
ducts and natural resources. 

This is how things stood in 1940, when I decided 
to take a trip to the Moon and, if possible, to estab- 
lish myself in business there. I did not like the idea 
of going up alone and could think of no better com- 
panion in such a voyage than one of my classmates 
from Maryland Agricultural College. Having come 
to this conclusion I decided to take a week or two in 
order that I might see as many of my classmates as 
possible and immediately started out to look for them. 
But I soon found that I was much behind them; 
they were all in the Moon. Some had been there but 
a few years while the majority had been there twenty 
years or more. Had there been any lingering doubt 
in my mind or any indecision, most assuredlj' this 
would have dispelled it and given me a final decision. 
I was now all hope and anticipation and could not 
arrange to start too soon. 

On the 15th of May, 1940, — how well do I remem- 
ber it! — I took leave of Earth just wrapped in her 
tender, verdant garment, and started for the Moon. 
My chief aim now was to find what had befallen my 
classmates, since I found they had all gone to the 
Moon. On and on we sailed ; the Earth grew smaller 
and smaller, a mere dark speck in space ; then one 
morning when I awoke and took my usual look 
around, it was gone ; it had disappeared during the 

night. But as darkness fell around us and the stars 
began to steal out one by one, a beautiful lustrous 
star was pointed out to me, — it was the Earth ! 
What my thoughts were as I gazed upon that statelj' 
star, I cannot say. We landed safely a few days 
later on the Moon and at once thoughts of the class of 
1900 occupied mj' mind to the exclusion of all others. 
Our ship landed in a small country town and I went 
from there to Luna Caput, the metropolis and capital 
of the Moon. I dismissed the carriage when I was 
once in the city and decided to walk, that I might 
get a better view of everything. I started up the 
street some paces behind an elderly gentleman. He 
was walking slowly and I soon overtook him. As I 
came up with him he turned and spoke with a jileas- 
ant smile. I returned the salute and slackened my 
pace that I might keep along with him. I asked 
him a few questions and deduced from his answers 
that he was a man of high learning. He seemed 
readj' to converse and there was a pleasant manner 
and magnetism about him that seemed to attract me. 
I was eager to learn anything about the Moon and 
we soon fell into a conversation. Almost unconsciously 
I strolled on with mj- companion, charmed with his 
speech, when I found that we had entered a park and 
that we were standing near a seat under the shade of 
a tree. He motioned me to sit down. We both sat 
down and he continued to tell me about the Moon 
and its rapid progress during the few years that it 


had been discovered and inhabited. He seemed to 
know many men in the Empire and I thought it a 
proper time to inquire about my classmates. 

"Do you know Mr. Choate ? " I asked. 

"O yes," he answered, "I know Mr. Choate 
personally, in fact I am well acquainted with him. 
I had the honor of coming up from the Earth with 
him on his fourth voyage. He is a most energetic 
man in his line of work — mechanics. Besides being 
at the head of the largest machine factory in the 
Empire he has established several schools in Mechan- 
ical and Electrical Engineering, and is interested in 
almost all the factories and establishments of any 
kind relating to mechanics. In company with a 
former collegemate he is now at work upon some 
branch in higher mathematics and astronomy. Of 
course in the later science many things are known 
now and are daily being found out that were never 
dreamed of in the astronomical teachings on the 
Earth. Whenever Mr. Choate speaks of his first 
voyage to the Moon, he does not take all the praise, 
but frankly acknowledges that he would have given 
the project up, because of the scarcity of air above 
the Earth, had it not been for the perseverance and 
final success of a chemist who aided him in this 
trouble. This chemist has won for himself a name 
not soon to be forgotten in the chemical world— it is 
Mr. Church. 

" Mr. Church came up with Mr. Choate on his first 
voyage and has been here ever since. We might 
truly say that he has consecrated himself to his idol — 
chemistry. The new chemicals found in the Moon 
have afforded him material not only for original 
work, but material for some of the finest volumes on 
modern science. He can always be found in his 
beautiful laboratory, either buried in some work of 
original research, or answering the numerous ques- 
tions that come to him. 

"Since I have mentioned these two gentlemen, it 
has occurred to me that they are but two of eleven of 
the most illustrious men of the Luna Empire. These 
eleven men seem to have been related in some way 
on the Earth and by some act of fortune have all 
assembled on the Moon and still retain that relation. 
They are now the leading men of the Empire and, 
indeed have proven themselves worthy of their posi- 
tion. If you have the time," said he, as he drew out 
his watch, which registered 3 P. M., " I shall give 
you a little history of the other nine." 

I gave my most willing consent, as it was indeed 
the thing foremost in my mind, and the old man 
renewed his narrative. 

" Mr. Ewens, together with a few others, leads the 
list of our most noted and illustrious lawyers. He 
has been here about twenty years, and during that 
time has not only won for himself the name of a great 
lawyer, but has taken an active part in the govern- 


ment, and has been Prime Minister of the Empire for 
four years during his career. Mr. Ewens is also 
interested in the banking and insurance business. 
He established the First National Bank and has 
placed the national currenci' on a firm basis. 

" Mr. Grason came up in the early part of the 
Moon's career as an inhal)ited world and has been 
here ever since. He was an excellent lawyer until 
he devoted himself to politics. When the population 
of the Moon began to increase and institutions of 
different kinds began to spring up, it become evident 
that some form of government had to be adopted and 
instituted at once. A congress of the leading men 
was held for the purpose of making this important 
decision. At this meeting it was decided that the 
Moon should be an Empire and Mr. Grason was 
unanimously chosen Emperor. That he is the man 
for the place is not for an instant disputed, for this is 
most clearl}- shown by the harmonj' in which the 
nation moves along. 

" Mr. Groff has been in the Moon for several years. 
His talent is decidedly in the military line. When, 
some years ago it was suggested that as the Empire 
grew, some attention ought to be paid to its military 
defense, it was decided to establish an armj'. The 
Congress convened and with a unanimous vote 
selected Mr. Groff as the man, and the only man in 
the Empire to take charge of the armies. Yes, Mr. 
Groff was made General both by congressional and 

popular acclamation, and the troops most certainly 
show the efficiency of their General. By his advice 
the Government is now erecting a Military Academy. 

Mr. Jenifer has been in this city since it was but 
a mere village ; his business establishments have 
grown in equal pace with the city. He is a most 
thorough business man. His firms are recognized as 
the most reliable, not only in the city, but over the 
whole Empire. Mr. Jenifer has been elected to Con- 
gress from this citj' several times. His views as to 
government have been most instrumental in estab- 
lishing this as the firmest Empire. He lives in one 
of the finest and most beautiful residences in the city, 
and has about him innumerable friends. 

" Mr. Kefauver is thoroughly given to the diffusion 
of knowledge. He practiced law for several years 
with the greatest success, but soon gave it up for 
the higher avocation of teaching. He is the founder 
of the ' Alpha Omega Universitj' ' in which Classics 
and Mathematics are carried, we might well say, to 
Omega. He is president of this institution and is 
chief instructor in the branches of higher Mathemat- 
ics and Astronomy. His works and text-books in 
these are original and deep. Not only does Mr. Ke- 
fauver show an interest in this line of work, but he 
is recognized as a standard author ; his works of fic- 
tion and his discourses on Psychology and Economy 
are especially popular and are widely read." "Ah," 
said I, perfectly forgetful of the fact that I had not 


yet appeared to know any of my classmates, "Ah, I 
knew he would be illustrious! " 

The old man looked at me in an astonished manner. 

"Oh! " said I, noticeing this astonished look and 
coming to myself once more, " of course you do not 
understand me ; I have been dreaming. Kefauver 
was ray room-mate at college ; the eleven you spoke 
of were my classmates Twelve of us were graduated 
from the Maryland Agricultural College in the year 
of 1900; I am the twelfth. I have just arrived from 
the Earth today to join ni}- classmates. It has 
indeed touched my heart to hear you tell of the 
unbounded success of each one, and I know you can 
say the same about the remaining four, because thej- 
all had the spirit." 

The old man could say nothing for some seconds 
and only gazed at me in dumb silence. 

" You were one of that class ? " he finally asked as 
he regained his speech. 

"Yes," I answered, "I was one of that class." 

"And your name is ." 

"Peach," I said, finishing the sentence for him. 

The old man reached out his hand and clasped my 
own — " Success must be yours." 

"And what do you expect to do ? " 

" I expect to practice law or teach the languages; 
l)ut I want first to hear about my other four class- 
mates and then to see each and every one. And now 
where is Sappington ? ' ' 

"Ah! " he said, " if you were to ask me which of 
your classmates is most widely known for his occu- 
pation alone, I should say Mr. Sappington. He is a 
physician and surgeon. His practice is immense; 
he cannot possibly see all who come for him, and 
indeed has time to give advice in only some cases. 
He has established several hospitals and a University 
of Medicine. Yes, Dr. Sappington is always going; 
he has performed many surgical operations and has 
published several works on Anatomy and the use of 
medicine. He has made a thorough diagnosis of all 
the new diseases that have confronted him in the 
New World and, indeed, he seems to have the little 
microbes perfectly under his control. 

"Mr. Sudler is a biologist and botanist. The 
fauna and flora of the Moon have afforded him a most 
extensive field for research ; and in his usual energetic 
manner he has made most thorough investigations. 
He is the founder of the L,una University of Tech- 
nique, founded as he says, on the principle of the 
College from which he received his first degree on the 
Earth. It is a most thorough College in the sciences, 
especially Biology and Botany, in which branches 
Mr. Sudler is instructor. His many works on these 
subjects are read with the greatest pleasure and 
interest, both here and on the Earth. 

' ' Mr. Talbott has not been here as long as the 
most of his classmates, but has indeed won for him- 
self a name. He is one of the most brilliant lawyers 


in the Empire. For awhile he held the position of 
Professor of L,anguages in one of our Universities, 
and during that time published a volume of notes 
and criticisms on the orations of Cicero. Although 
he was successful in this work he did not think it was 
his avocation, and gave it up for law. He has been 
much interested in the government of the Empire and 
is now Prime Minister. His administration lias been 
characterized by the most perfect harmony. 

" And now I come to the last, but not the least — 
Mr. Weigand. He is President and Chief Chemist in 
the ' Weigand Universitj'. ' For a while in all the 
Scientific schools Remsen's Chemistrys were used, 
but these have now quite given way to 'Weigand's 
Complete Chemistrj' ' He has discovered many new 
chemical substances and his treatises on these are 
read with pleasure even by those who know nothing 
of Chemistry. He has published several works on 
scientific and political subjects, and he is recognized 
as one of the finest writers of our time. His labora- 
tory at the University is a wonder in itself, and he 
moves around in it as if he were in his heaven. Now 
j'ou have in a few words the substance of what I 
know about your classmates. Of course I could talk 

to you for hours about these and other illustrious 
men of the Empire, but it is growing late," said he 
as he drew out his watch which registered 6.30 P. M., 
"and I must soon be at home." 

With these words he arose, gave me a cordial invi- 
tation to spend the night with him. I declined this with 
many thanks, promising that I would see him before 
many days, and we parted. 

It was getting late; the sun was just going down 
and everything was still, as I strolled out of the 
park. I took a room in a hotel for the night and 
dreamed sweet dreams of the class of 1900 until the 
day had well commenced. That day I went around 
to see all of my classmates and to my heart's content 
found each one. I shall never forget that day, nor 
do I wish to ; my college daj^s and youth seemed 
passed over again. 

This is all. 

This article is written by request and I take pleas- 
ure in placing before the public eye a true status of 
the Class of 1900 as it exists in the Empire of the 

— Prophet. 
New York, Ja7i.J, I'H 1 . 


Motto. — Pauci sed multi. 

Class Colors. — Navy Blt'k and Cadkt Gray 

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

Cla»» Officer*. 

William W. Cobev, President. 

Frank B. Hikes, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Alexander R. Nininc;er, Vice-President. 
John T. Hardisty, Historia7i. 

Cla»» Roll. 

William Wilfred Cobey, - Grayton Md. John Thomas Hardisty, - Mitchellville, Md. 

Frank Brown Hikes, - Chestertown, Md. Fredus Vance McDonnell, - Pittsburg, Pa. 

Alexander Ramsey NiningER, Montgomerj', Ala. Henry Campbell Whiteford, Whiteford, Md. 

Joseph Ireland Peyton, Washington, D. C. 


CLASS OF 1901. 

"Cla** History of 1901/' 

I HE rapidity with which time has passed since 
■*• we first congregated as fellow classmates in 
the portals of Maryland Agricultural College can 
only be realized by those who have gone through it. 
Again we are called upon to give a sketch of the 
class that will be the first to be graduated from 
Maryland Agricultural College in the twentieth cen- 
tury. One bright morning in September saw us all 
gathered together in the College where we were 
installed as cadets, and here our duties began. We 
experienced much the bewilderment concerning the 
military routine, with which we were not familiar 
and the torments of those ever frolicksome Sopho- 
mores. Our Class started under very favorable cir- 
cumstances with a roll of twenty-eight members, 
everyone of whom was inspired with the hope of 
some day attaining the honors of graduates of the 
institution. Our Class from the beginning took 
great interest in foot ball, and we are proud to say 
that several of our members were represented on the 
team of that year. We naturally looked forward to 

the coming holidays which appeared to be so far off; 
but the interest that we took in our work made the 
time pass rapidly. Christmas at last come, Christ- 
mas, that time of the year, when all anxieties and 
sorrows are banished from the mind, brought its 
usual joys and pleasures, and we forgot for the time 
being the studies with which we had been toiling so 
hard, and entered into that spirit of generosity and 
thankfulness. When duty called us again it was by 
no means with downcast hearts that we resumed our 
studies. When the new year came we saw the greater 
part of the year's work lying before us. We also 
realized that examinations were near at hand, but 
summoning that determination which has never failed 
us, with the encouragement and kind co-operation of 
our professors, we marched on to victorJ^ as does a 
true soldier when inspired by the steady voice of his 
commander. Our Class from the first has manifested 
much interest in the Literarj' Societies, and the bene- 
fits which we have derived from them will be of 
priceless value to us '" later years. Time rolled on 


until spring at last came and we were once more 
happy to see the base ball season open. Our Class 
was well represented on the base ball team and some 
of our members were most active in landing the 
Intercollegiate championship pennant. We could 
soon discern that examinations were fast approaching, 
and it was these examinations which would tell if anj- 
one of us had not done his work during the past 
year as he should have done it. But our Class as 
usual was up to the standard, and when the marks 
were given out there was ijut a few who had not 
passed through the gate to a higher class. The com- 
mencement was soon over and we were heartily sorry 
to see the Class of '98 leave us, but were reconciled 
at the hope that some day we would pass out with 
like honors to join these in the battles of life. Once 
more we were home to see those whom we had found 
it so hard to leave nearly one year ago. But our 
vacation passed quickly, and once more we found 
ourselves gathered together for another j'ear's work, 
not as the Freshman but as the Sophomore Class. 
But, alas! not with the twent3'-eight men who an- 
swered to their names one j-ear ago — but nine now 
answer. We were fortunate enough to have four new 
members join us who increased our number to thir- 
teen. This was a great blow to our Class to have its 
ranks thinned to such an extent. We soon settled 
down to hard stud}' once more, and although our 
work was much harder than it had Ijeen during the 

previous year, we did not let this discourage us, but 

were inspired with more energ}' and zeal with which 

to carry it on. The year passed quickly, and when 

the end came we could say with a clear conscience 

that we had spent a year at college that would never 

be regretted by anj' one of us, and as we parted for 

our homes could it seem possible that the next time 

that we would assemble at college we would assemble 

as Juniors — the class which once appeared to be so 

far above us! Our three months of vacation passed 

as quickly as does all time when spent in joy and 

pleasure, and before we could realize that it had gone 

we had again returned to our college work. But 

only one-fourth of the original number represented 

the Junior Class. Three years of our college life has 

passed; thej' have indeed l^een eventful ones, and 

our eyes have been opened to the bustling strife of 

the world that we are to meet. Our Class has 

dwindled sadlj', and circumstances have called away 

manj' of our most progressive members, but those 

remaining are unanimous in their determination to 

complete the course in which they have thus far been 

successful. We now realize that before many da3's 

we shall be Seniors, and responsibilities will fall 

thick and fast around us. May we as a class nobly 

face them and 

■ No doubtful hope.s, no anxiou.s fears. 
This rising calm de.stroy ; 
Now every prospect smiles arounrl. 

.\11 opening into joy. " — HlSTORl-\N. 



Motto. — Palma non sine PULVERE. 

Colors. — Old Rose and Royal Purple. 

Yell — Rickity, hickity, rah, rah, ru, 
Hociim, slocum, 

Cla»» Officers. 

John D. Bowman, President. 

Daniel of St. T. Jenifer, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Thomas B. Symons, Vice-President. 
R. J. Darby, Historian. 

Cla»» Roll. 

Douglas Gordon Carroll, Baltimore, Md. 

Henry Brahnam, Baltimore, Md. 

Joseph Coudon, Jr., Perryville, Md. 

Samuel Porter Darby, Sellmaii, Md. 

Carl Gideon, Washington, D. C. 

Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Loch Raven, Md. 

Luther Eugene Mack all, Mackall, Md. 

Francis Henry Peters, Wesley Station, Md. 

Thomas Smith Sozinskey, Millington, Md. 

William Buxton Woolf, Hyattsville, Md. 

James Arthur Bradley, Chestertown, Md. 

Gilbert Robertson, 

Samuel Cooke, Hyattsville, Md. 
John Darby Bowman, Hj-attstown, Md. 
Reginald James Darby, Buck Lodge, Md. 
William Samuel Kendall, Towson, Md. 
Irving Clay Hopkins, Halls, Md. 
Harry Nelson Lansdale, Damascus, Md. 
Robert Laurie Mitchell, La Plata, Md. 
Adrain Aubery Posey, Faulkner, Md. 
Thomas Braddeley Symons, Easton, Md. 
John Irving Wisner, Baltimore, Md. 
George Welsh, Washington, D. C. 
Washington, D. C. 

CLASS OF 1902. 

History of the Cld»» of 1902, 

AH ! how vi\-id in our meinorj' is a bright autumnal 
day in September, now nearly two years ago. 

This day was to us one of the most eventful of our 
lives, for it was the day on which we began our 
career as students of the Maryland Agricultural Col- 

After taking our examinations and getting fairlj- 
started in our classes, we proceeded to accomplish 
the work which lay before us. 

But in this we were often interrupted by the much 
dreaded Sophomore, who, for several weeks, made 
life a burden to us by their frequent midnight visits, 
and it was a lucky Freshman indeed, who did not 
wake up some night to find himself on the floor and 
his bed on him. Or else some morning to come to 
reveille with his face painted up like that of a Com- 
anche Indian. 

The foot ball season now being at hand, we nat- 
urally turned our attention to this game ; and I am 
proud to say that some of our members made a most 
enviable record in the games that followed. And 

even the Sophomores became so engrossed in this 
sport that they left us entirely alone, and for some 
time we enjoyed peace and comfort. 

The long monotonj^ of college life was at last 
broken by the Thanksgiving holidays ; and most of 
of our class availed themselves of this opportunity 
to visit our homes. 

This holiday was soon followed by another much 
longer one at Christmas. This passed only too 
quickly for us, and we found on coming back that we 
were confronted by, what seemed to most of us, an 
insurmountable barrier — examinations. However, 
we went to work with a will to surpass the obstacle 
which lay in our path. But we found when we had 
come to it that it was not nearly so hard as we had 
imagined, and nearly all of us reached the other side 
in safety. 

We now began to look forward with great interest 
to the oncoming base ball season, and we spent many 
evenings in the gj^mnasium preparing for the team. 
At last warm weather came, and we could be seen on 


the campus everj- evening, striving for a place on 
the team, and in this several of our members were 

Tennis, too, afforded us great ])leasure, and man}- 
of us participated in the livel}' games of the season. 
One of our members was chosen to represent the Col- 
lege in the Intercollegiate contest at Westminster. 

The Spring passed quicklj-, and we soon found 
ourselves face to face with the final examinations. 
These did not .seem so terrifying to us as did the 
former ones, and the majoritj' of us made excellent 

Following the final examinations was the com- 
mencement week which we all thorougly enjoyed. We 
now went to our homes to spend onr Summer vaca- 

This, however, quickly passed, and we found our- 
selves back to old Maryland Agricultural College 

Back — but no longer the timid, fearful Freshman, 
but the bold, much-dreaded Sophomore. It was now 

our turn to hold \\p the reputation of the Sophomores 
by hazing. 

But we, as an exception to the rule, did not take 
advantage of our authority bj' chastising the under 
classmen. We merely pla5'ed "tricks" on them. 

The daily routine of college life is not now so hard 
to us as it had been the previous year. Our enthusi- 
asm over athletics has not lieen waned in the least, 
and we still strive to hold up the reputation which 
our class gained in this line last j^ear. 

The semi-annual examinations did not frighten us 
in the least, for we did not think that all the long 
hours which we had spent in studj' would go for 
naught; and in this we were not disappointed, for we 
all passed. 

Again the beautiful Spring is here, the time of the 
year when we are all inspired to do noble work. 
Now, m3' classmates, let us one, and all keep this 
inspiration alive within us, so that the work which 
we do in the future will be worth}- of the Class of 1902. 

— Historian. 





Blest is man, remote from care, 
Like the ancient race of patriarchs; 
A yeoman's duty is his all : 
Of miser's money knows he naut;lit. 

Fierce slaughter of his brother man, 
The struggle with the mighty deep, 
The lawyer's lore, the demagogue, 
In him excite but passing thought. 

But in his vineyard is his pride. 

He prunes and trains his supple vines, 

Or over velvet meadows wide 

He counts his glossy, grazing kine. 

His honey pure he stores in jars, 
Or shears his unresisting ewes; 
When Autumn shows his graceful head. 
He plucks his fruit and garners in 
From well-tilled field, the golden grain. 

It gives him joy to graft his pears, 
Or press the ruddy purple wine: 
And \et with deep humility 
Bows him before the Lord of all. 

When Summer solstice is on high 

The mid-day rest he does not scorn, 

For stretched at length some stream along. 

He's lulled to slumber by .sweet note 

Of birds whcse love-song in the trees 

Accords with murmuring brook below. 

When Winter comes with lowering sky 
And frost, and snow, and sleet. 
With pack of true and trusty hounds. 
He hunts the fierce and savage boar. 

Or snare he sets for greedy thrush. 
The timid hare, or wandering crane : 
True sportsman he; he takes delight 
In spoils of chase, not those of war. 

.\midst such blessed pursuits as these. 
Who would for the nonce forget 
The evils which afflict mankind. 
The sorrows 'tis our lot to bear. 

And ad<l to these another boon, 
.\ modest wife, his joys to share; 
Her handsome, ruddy face attests 
That ill-health has no harbor there. 


At eve from work her lord returns 
To find a sparkling, glowing fire, 
Made ready by the quiet care. 
Of her he loves to call his own. 

Domestic duties are her pride. 

Her dairy is a mine of wealth. 

Her home-made dainties sweet and fresh, 

Surpass the feast of Epicure. 

No matter what the market holds 
Gathered from distant lands and seas, 
Give me the viands of my farm. 
Prepared by her dainty hands. 

And children, too, may come in time 
To cheer our efforts, crown our age ; 
No sweeter boon to farmer proud 
Than smiling offspring, and their joys. 

— Hor.\ce-Second Epode. 
Translated bij 

Thos. H. Si'Enck. M. .\. 


(/ass Colois. — Bi.uK ANij Oi.D GoLii. 

Class Yell — Rah, rah, ri, 
Kah, rah, ri, 
Heigho, heigho, Nineteen-three ! 

Cla»» Officer*. 

E. Howard vSmitii, I'lcsident . 

Edmund Du\'. 'Qiqv.v.y, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Ralph Hamblin, Vice-President . 
P. L. Peach, Historian. 

J. B. Byers, 
R. Hamblin, 

J. P. Collier, 
J. B. Robins, 
P. L. Peach, 
W. C. Ort, 

E. DuV. Dickey, 
E. A. Caldwell, 
J. H. Hopkins, 

E. F. Gakner, 
R. Mayo, 

I). B. Spaulding, 

F. ,M. Reading, 
\V. W. Fenby, 

Cla»» Roll. 

B. W. Gatch, 
J. G. Ensor, 
R. D. Cla(;ett, 
H. Loker, 
R. A. Parker, 
T. C. Merryman, 
E. P. Walls, 


G. W. Cairnes, 

W. G. HiNMAN, 

A. C. Fitzhugh, 
J. M. Matthews, 
G. T. vSadler, 
A. Ray, 
R. J. Mkikle, 
T. Cruikshank. 

B. K. Elgin, 

C. Clagett, 

M. P. Hamilton, 
E T. Owens, 
L. C. McCukbin, 
E. H Smith, 
']'. Y(H"Nc;, 

CLASS OF 1903. 

Cla«& History of 1903. 

ON the morning of September 25th, 1899, about 
twenty-five boys arrived at College Park and 
commenced that little tramp, — historical for its con- 
nection with a class each year, — to the Maryland 
Agricultural College. 

Let us touch lightlj^ on this journej- and fix our 
attention on the old storm-beaten building which now 
loomed up before us. 

Feelings of mingled fear and hope filled the heart 
of each and everj- one as thej' viewed this frowning 
structure, sullen and sombre in the morning light. 
Each one in his glowing imagination could see him- 
self from some particular window, perhaps, by his 
thumbs, or perhaps by his feet. With a vague ap- 
prehension of some impending evil, or indeed they 
knew not what. — they entered the building and 
glided lightly al^out the first floor, ever fearful of 
making too much noise, or committing some great 
wrong. However, this suspense was not of long 
duration, for they were soon escorted each to his re- 
spective room in a most friendly manner b}- the 

Officer of the Daj-. This last named personage in 
after days came to plaj^ a much greater and more 
severe part in their lives than they had ever dreamed 

After having eaten a slight meal, — for this was 
their first at College, — they began to put their rooms 
in a little better shape, taking a peep out of their 
doors now and then, for terrible things had been told 
them about the Sophomores. Seeing that nothing in 
common had taken place they made bold to go out 
and make friends with those of their classmates who 
had spent a j'ear in the Preparatory Department, and 
indeed, with any of the I)oys who might show the 
least sign of encouragement. 

The first night passed awaj^ peacefuUj-, and they 
began to think that Maryland Agricultural College 
was not quite as bad as reports had made it. The 
next day was spent in finding the different classes 
and professors. Then a week sped by and found 
them quite initiated into college work. Two weeks 
found them surrounded l)v a number of books, over 


which already a inonoton^' had commenced to hover. 
But this monotonj- — broken by the out-door and gym- 
nasium sports, — was short-lived. 

Foot ball had commenced, and how proud did 1903 
feel that — though she had but one representative — she 
had a representative upon whom she could relj' not 
only to do his part, but to bring off laurels. But 
foot ball had not so far engrossed our thoughts as to 
make us forgetful of the fact that a most pleasant - 
break in our every day course was at hand — the 
Thanksgiving holidays. Many of our members went 
home to spend these few days of recreation and en- 
joyment. But as all pleasures, these were soon gone, 
and once more we found ourselves at Marj'land Agri- 
cultural College. How swiftly the next few weeks 
flew by I will not saj', but scarcely had the "rats" — 
by which most elevating name we were now gener- 
ally called — gotten themselves to work once more 
before the announcement for the Christmas holidays 
was made; while pleasant in itself, — 3'et when 
associated with the fact that it had to end, makes it 
painful to write this part of my little record, so I pass 
lightly over it and bring my classmates once more to 
Marj'land Agricultural College. Ninety-nine was 
gone and nineteen hundred installed. What resolu- 
tions were made with the new year I do not know. 

1)ut in looking over the hajipy faces that returned, I 
thought I could detect a look of new hope — of new 
determination. Soon after our return, by noticing 
the grave looks and catching pieces from conversa- 
tion among the old bo3's, we began to have a vague 
idea of some great impending danger. 

Our suspense was not long because it was soon 
made known that the semi-annual examinations were 
a few weeks off Great was the commotion and 
many the determination to get down to hard work; 
how many of these were kept I would not like to say, 
but our class came through with but few failures, 
most of which could be traced to the idol of the 
class — mathematics . 

In my little record I have failed to mention the 
Military Department, which is managed by a com- 
petent Commandant and Senior Class. The battalion 
is composed of three companies. Each company is 
quartered in its resjjective hall. Our class is about 
equally distributed among the three companies, so I 
will not make special remarks about any one because 
of the feeling it may cause. 

Now, classmates, let us join hand and hand and, 
with the ambition of Csesar, march steadil}' and 
surelv on, not ovAy to the end of our college course, 
l)Ut to the end of life. Omncs in uno. 


Ode \\X— Book III. 

Translated from Horace. 

"Exegi monumentum ect." 


It is done, and lo! for me 

There stands a monument of fame; 
Bronzen statues bend the knee 

And I)(i\v their haui'htv heads in shame 

Africa's )iyramids stand bare: 

Those wondrous works, on all beneath 
I,ooniinf( from the upper air, 

Now crown it with the laurel wreath. 


JIurmurinj; Aufidus now sinj^s 

.\nd thirsty Daunus too maintains 

That to sweet Italian strings 
I set the low Aeolic strains. 


Huried in the lapse of time 

They shall lie, — mere memory of a name; 
Lost will be those works sublime, 

lUit naught can boom illustrious fame. 

( Ine thing I beg, of thee, () JIusc, 

High seated on thy throne unseen, 
Queen of verse — Melpomene, 

O crown ine with the Delphic green. 

Then were happiness complete. 

Then could I hope's ideal reach, 
Then would happiness be complete 
I'or my songs the whole world teach. 

— S. M. I'HACII. 


Prc|>aratory De|)artment. 

Harry Dorsev Watts, 

Prcsidetit . 

I 'ice-Preside7it . 





Fen BY, 




Gathmann, O. 




Gathmann, P., 





Ik BY, 

Rollins, C. 




Rollins, W., 

Sappington, W. 


CLASS OF 1904. 

Senior Grinds. 

ChoATK.— At aiimertiint, 

" I pray you have in iiiiml where we iiiust meet." 

ChCKCH. — "He knows what's what, and that's as high as 
metaphysics can fly." 

KwUNS. — "How blest is he who crowns in sliades like these, 
A youth of labor with an age of" 

GrASON. — " I am a uian, nothing that is human chi I think 
unbecoming in me. 

CiROI-F — " O, love, love, love. 

Love is like a dizziness 
It will not let a man 
Go about his business." 

Kkk.AUV1-;R. — "He thought as a .sage, tho' he felt as a man." 

JKNIFKR. — " IMy wants are many and if told, 
Would muster many a score. 
.\nd were each wish a mint of gold. 
I still should long for more." 

PK.\CH. — "One of the few immortal names that were not 
born to dje." 

S.VPriN'GTOX. — "I see tlie right and I approve it too, 

Condemn the wrong and yet the wrong 

SuDLl'lR — ' I have an immortal longing in me." 

T.ALBOTT. — '■ He multiplies words without knowledge." 

WEIGAND. ' His mind his kingdom, his will his law." 

Editorial Board — "None but an author knows an au- 
thors cares." 
".'\ud so I penned 
It down, until at last it came to be 
For length and breadth the bigness which you see." 

MkcHANICAI. CouRSlv. — "Steam, the great eivilizer." 

SCIKNTIKIC COURSK — "Science is certainty, is truth found 

Classical CouRSI-: — "Their classical reading is great; 

they can (juote 
Horace, Juvenal. Ovid ami Virgil 
by rote." 

Military Department. — -To be prepared for war is 

one of the most effectual ways of pre.serving peace," 



Junior Grinds. 

With Men as l^ith Books, a. very small number play a great part. 


HiNES — "There is no art to find the mind's construction in 
the face." 

COBKY. — "Heap high the farmers wintry hoard; 
Heap high the golden corn." 

H.VKDISTY. — "One more unfortunate 
Weary of breath, 
Rashly importunate 
Gone to his death." 

NiNINGER. — "Music is the universal languageof mankind." 

W'lIITIvKORD. 'Point thy tongue on the anvil of truth." 

McDonnell.— "Thy wit is like the grey hounds mouth- 
it catches." 


O fou» Bandu^iae. 

Tount of Bandusia, now adorneil 
Worthy of flowers and wine still warm. 

crystal spring! to thee yet more 

1 offer a kid budding for war 

And love; in vain. His scarlet bloo.l 
Shall tint;e thy deep and shady flood. 

The burning dog-star fianies above,— 

May reach thee? No. The lowing herd, the ox,- 

Panting hard for his master's love, 

Draws comfort from thy bosom of cool rocks 

O sacred fount, thou too. 

Can'st earn thy place with springs loved long ago. 
When I thy bard do 

Celebrate the ile.x with songs not few.— 
The hoary ilex .shading moss-caved streams, 
Whence prattling rills invite to dreams, 
Leaping o'er rocks anew. 

— Horace. Book hi; Ode xiii. 

Ti-niishile<l hij \\. J. KKK.MVKR , '00. 


10 Y 

1900 '^mKm 


Military Organization. 

J. HANSON MITCHELL, Acting Commandani of Cadcls. 
A. S. R. GRASON, Major Com^naiiding Batlalion. 

Staff and Non-Commissioned Staff. 

S. M. Peach, 1st. Lieutenant and Adjulaut. W. H. Wkigand, 1st . Lieutenant and Ouartermastey. 

F. B. HiNKS, Sergeant- Major . 

Color Guard. 

F. V. McDonnell, Sergeant. Corporal, Fendall. Corporal, Coudon. 



H. J. Kefauver, Isi. Lieutenant. 

Sergeants : 
J. T. Hardisty, T. B. Symons. 

A. C. SuDLER, 1st. Lieutenant. 

Sergeants : 
J. D. Bowman, T. S. Sozinskey. 

"A" Company. 


E. N. Sappington, Captain. 
A. K. NiNiNGER, 1st. Sergeatit. 

C. G. Church, 2d. Lieutenant. 

Corporals : 
R. W. Hamblin, S. p. Darby, A. A. Posey. 

"B" Com|>any. 

W. D. Groff, Captain. 
H. C. Whitfeord, 1st. Sergeaiit. 

E. S. Choate, 2d. Lieutena?it. 

Corporals : 
E. H. Smith, L. E. Mackall, A. Bradley. 

Wm. H. Talbott, 1st. Lieutejiant. 

Sergeants : 
F. H. Peters, D. of St. T. Jenifer. 

"C" Com|)any. 

R. M. Jenifer, Captain. 
W. W. COBEY, 1st. Sergeaiit. 


A. E. EwENS, 2d. Lierdenant. 

Corporals : 
R. L. MiTCHELi., R. J. Meikel. 

The Military De|)artment* 

■* I '^HE status of the Military Department of the 
■'■ College has been especially gratifying during 
the present session. The change in the manage- 
ment of the department, which was necessitated by 
the withdrawal from the College of the officer of 
the United States Army, formerly detailed for this 
duty, and which produced such excellent results dur- 
ing the session of 1898-'99, has been continued with 
certain modifications during the past year. 

Mr. J. Hanson Mitchell, of the Class of '98, who, 
as Major commanding the Battalion, served as Acting 
Commandant of Cadets during the latter months of the 
session of 1897-'98, was appointed Commandant of 
Cadets by the Board of Trustees of the College in 
November, 1899. Under the present system the Com- 
mandant is in charge of the discipline and general man- 
agement of the Military Department in all of its 
branches, and he resides in the barracks. The details, 
however, are controlled by the Senior officers of the 

Each of the three cadet captains is placed in charge 
of the dormitory hall on which his company is quar- 
tered. As the Officer-of-the-Hall he is responsible for 
the discipline of his company, and the order and 
cleanliness of the cadet quarters. He drills his com- 
pany and, in the school of the company, officiates as 
instructor to his company in militarj' science and 

The Cadet Major exercises a general supervision 
over matters pertaining to all of the companies. He 
drills the battalion, marches it to meals, and is in 
command at all battalion formations. Daily reports 
of breaches of discipline or of improper condition of 
of the cadet quarters and dormitory' halls are made to 
the Commandant by the cadet captains and the Offi- 
cer-of-the Daj\ The latter is a cadet officer detailed 
for a tour of duty lasting twenty-four hours, whose 
duty it is to see that all calls are sounded on time ; 
to superintend all military formations, and to have 
general charge of discipline during his tour of duty. 


His authority is second onlj' to that of the Command- 
ant. The Commandant, by personal inspections of 
quarters and of the arms and equipment, supplements 
the activity of the commissioned officers in maintain- 
ing order and discipline. 

The line of demarcation of the duties of each of the 
foregoing officers is strictlj' drawn, and the responsi- 
bility of each within his jurisdiction is explicit. The 
result is apparent in the excellent order maintained 
in the barracks during study hour and in the jirompt- 

ness with which violations of the law and breaches of 
discipline are reported and punished. 

The morale of the battalion was never better than 
at present, and this fact is conclusive proof that in 
military, as in civil matters, a strict definition of 
responsibility is necessarj' to good government. The 
effect of the system upon the student is very great 
and very beneficial. His responsibilities tend to 
develop in him those qualities of mind requisite to 
thoughtful, earnest, conscientious manhood. 






Major A. S. R. Cuason. 



Com|)any "A." 

Captahi, E. N. Sappington. 
1st. LicKtenanf, H. J. KhfauvKR. 2d. IJextfiiant , C. G. Church. 

1st. Sergeatit, A. R. Nininger. 2d. Se)\i;eaiit , J. T. Hardistv. 3d. Sergeant, T. B. Symons, 

Corporals, Hamblin, S. P.. Darby. 


Brock, Byers, Caldwell, Daii)}-, R. J. Elgin, Fitzhugh, Hamilton, 

Hinman, Hopkins, J. H., Kehoe, Lansdale, McCnbliin, Merryman, 

Myers, Nichols, Ort, Parker, Payne, Purnell, Reading. 

Spanlding, Underwood. 



Isl. Ljeiiienaiit, Amos C. Sudler. 

Com|)dny "B/^ 

Captai?!, W. DenMEAD Groff. 

1st. Sergeaiit, H. C. Whiteford. 

2d. Lieutenant, E. S. Choate. 

J. D. Bowman, 

H. E. Smith, 




L. E- Mackall. 


Brown, Bryan, Clagett, Cockey, Collier, Covulon, Dickejs 

Enior}', Ensor, Fendall, Fenbj-, Loker, Marin, 

Matthews, McDonnell, Naylor, Ray, Rollins, C, Rollins, W., Sincell, 

Walls, Wisner, Winterson, Woolf. 


K^m. J. 

\'^-«^.>i^^u^^ ^ 

I \m lit fli-Ullil 


Com|)any "C/* 

Captain, R. M. JENIFER. 

1st. Lieutenant, Wm. H. Talbott. 2d. Lieicteiiant, A. E. EwEns. 

1st. Serffca7it, W. W. Cobey. 2d. Sergeant, F. H. Peters. 3d. Sergeant, D. Jenifer. 

Corporals, Mitchell, Gatch. 


Carroll, Cairnes, Coombe, Ewell, E., Ewell, E. Gatch, 

Gathmann, O., Gathmann, P., Garner, Gourle^-, Hall, 

Harr, Hopkins, I. C, Hull, Meikle, Owens, Peacli, P. L. 

Robins, Sadtler, Watts, Young. 






Athletic Association. 

S. M. Peach, 
W. D. Groff, 


J. T. Hakdisty, 
H. J. Kefauver, 


Exccutlve Committee. 

S. M. Peach, Chainuan. 
E. N. Sappington, Foot Ball. 
W. H. Weigand, Track and Field .ithlciics. 


] 'ice-President. 

Recording Secretary . 

Correspondint^ Secretary. 

Treasurer . 

H. J. Kefauver, Base Ball. 
W. H. Talboti", Te7inis. 



TN discussing athletics for the fourth volume of our 
•*■ Reveille, I will not cite the careers of our teams 
from the introduction of athletics as a department of 
the College, but will take it up only during the sea- 
sons of '99 and '00. The base ball season opened 
with a most brilliant prospect, and our chances for 
landing the banner once more in our College were 
very bright. Among the new plaj-ers who joined us 
were: Massey, who at first base, by his excellent 
batting and brilliant playing, soon won the reputation 
of being the best man for that position the College 
has ever had: Reuhr, who represented us as jiitcher; 
Wolf as short stop, and Shanklin as third baseman, 
deser\^e credit for their brilliant plajnng. With 
Devon captain and catcher; Reuhr and Sappington 
pitchers ; Massey first base : Cameron second base : 
Wolf short stop : Shanklin third base ; Price left 
field; Grason centre field; Mitchell right field, we 
plaj-ed our first game with Baltimore City College, in 
which we won a decided victory. After this we 
played a number of games with minor teams which 
were easilv won. 

The first league game was played with Gallaudet 
on our grounds. It was verj' interesting and excit- 
ing; in the eighth inning it was necessarj- to call the 
game on account of darkness when Gallaudet was one 
run in the lead, thus Maryland Agricultural College 
suffered a sad defeat. 

The second league game was played with Western 
Maryland College at College Park. Western Mary- 
land took the lead from the beginning, and the game 
seemed as if it were lost, until in the eigth inning, 
when Maryland Agricultural College with three men 
on bases, Devon hit for one of his famous home runs, 
thus making the score five to four in Maryland Agri- 
cultural College's favor. In the ninth the score was 
not changed. Had it not been for the excellent batting 
of Captain Devon probably the game would have been 

The third league game was played with St. John's 
College on their grounds. This game was an easy 
victory for Maryland Agricultural College, winning 
t)y a large score. 


The fourth league game was played with Johns 
Hopkins University at Baltimore. This game was a 
most interesting and closely contested one, both sides 
being evenly matched. Maryland Agricultural Col- 
lege by her hard and steady playing finall)' won in 
the tenth inning by a score of five to four. 

Gallaudet and Maryland Agricultural College hav- 
ing tied for the championship, each having lost one 
game, it was necessary to play another one to decide 
it. In the meantime our team was very much weak- 
ened by losing three of her best and most vital play- 
ers. Nevertheless we did not lose courage, but kept 
on with the same determination. 

The deciding game was arranged to be played at 
Washington on the 10th of June. Both teams ap- 
peared on the Georgetown field, and after having 
played only two innings the game was called on 
account of rain, with the score 2 to in our favor. 

Again we were compelled to face Gallaudet. The 
game was played on the 15th of June. Gallaudet 
winning the honors. 

No little credit is due Mr. Sappington who filled 
the place of the pitcher whom we had lost. Although 
not having won the championship, we were consoled 
by the thought of the excellent showing we had made. 
To our looking over and description of the record of 
base ball at Maryland Agricultural College I do not 
consider it necessary to say one redeeming word for 
this department of college athletics. It speaks for 

itself, and that most eloquently; anything that I 
might say would not add in the least to it. So leav- 
ing base ball let us now call your attention to foot 

It is a source of deep regret to us that our foot ball 
record has not been as brilliant as that of base ball ; 
and yet it is a source of consolation to us to know 
that it was not a lack of spirit and interest as shown 
by the students, but a want of support, which should 
have been rendered b}' those who had it in their 
power. Since it has generally become the idea that, 
in order to develop a successful and winning team, 
it is necessary to be under the instruction and guid- 
ance of a competent coach, and that the captain, no 
matter how able a man, cannot properly control the 
men, and at the same time originate and study new 
plans and ideas. Here we have been neglected; if 
this had been properly attended to probably we would 
have won glory on more than one battlefield where 
we were forced to accept defeat. Our team each year 
being composed of a number of new students who 
have never played foot ball, it is very difficult to de- 
velop a winning team by the knowledge which one 
student transfers to another. Though a great deal of 
knowledge is to be gained from a study of the history 
of the great players of the game and from the exper- 
ience of others, the principals are changing, and this 
makes the old ideas unapplicable. What were once 
up-to-date ideas soon pass into history before we get 



a chance to apply them. The only remedy is to pro- 
cure a competent coach who will originate and apply 
new ideas before thej^ go down upon the innumerable 
pages of historj'. The need of a coach was never more 
apparent than in the last season, when, with the best 
of material and the hardest labor on the part of the 
captain and other members of the team, we had only 
to accept defeat, wholly and entirely on account of 
the absence of a coach. L,et us hope that before 
another rolls around the Faculty and Trustees will 
have taken this in hand and then we will be able to 
compete most favorably with our neighboring colleges. 

We were very much pleased with last year's track 
team, which made a most creditable showing at the 
field day exercises held at Annapolis ; and regret 
very much the loss of Mr. Gait, who was one of the 
most successful contestants, winning the following 
events: Hundred Yard Dash, Two Hundred and 
Twenty Yard Dash, Running High Jumji and Run- 
ning Broad Jump. 

Up to last year very little attention had been ]Hiid 
to tennis owing to the fact of there being no outside 
competition. But now as we have two fine courts a 
great deal of interest has sprung up. 

The base ball team which will represent us this 
Spring is now hard at work upon the field. Although 

oulj' a few of last year's team having returned, we find 
among the new students some very good material, 
and judging from the practice and few games which 
have been played we can only predict a very success- 
ful season. 

The track team is now being put under a severe 
course of training under the supervision of Captain 
Weigand. Mr. Talbott has been elected Manager of 
the tennis team, and who will no doubt develo]) a 
successful one. 

Before closing it seems necessarj* to say a few 
words explaining whj' Marj-land Agricultural College 
drew out of the Intercollegiate. Two j^ears ago our 
team having won the Intercollegiate banner, and last 
year being defeated onlj- by Gallaudet, whom the 
league has alreadj' disposed of, this year a blow was 
aimed at us bj' which a number of our plaj'ers were 
disqualified, while ]ilayers on other teams were 
allowed to plaj- under the same conditions by which 
ours were disqualified. And rather than to be ruled 
and dictated to by one member of the league, as two 
of the other members are, we decided it best to with- 

Ragged strength aii<l radiant Ijeauty 

These were one in Nature's plan; 

Hnnible toil and heavenward duty, 

These will form the perfect man. 


Base Ball Team of 1900. 



Harry J. Kekauyer, Manaiiei-. 


A. S. K. Grason, Captaiv. 



Pitcher. \\'hitei"ord, .... 
First Base. Peach, . . . . , 

Second Base. Grason, .... 

Brown Right Field. 


Elgin, Hikes, Peters. 


Short StO]). 

Third Base. 

Left Field. 

Center Field. 

March ZS. — Georgetown UniYersity, at Washington. 
March 31.— Central High School, at College Park. 
April 4. — Western High School, at College Park. 
April 7.— V. M. C. A., at Washington. 
April 13.— Y. M. C. A., at Washington. 
April 14. — U. S. NaYal Academy, at Annapolis. 
April 16. — Business High School, at College Park. 
April 18.— Gallaudet College, at College Park. 
.\pril 25. — Eastern High School, at College Park. 

April is. — Baltimore Citj- College, at College Park. 

May 2.— Y. M. C. A., at Washington. 

May 5. — John Hopkins University, at College Park. 

May 9. — Gallaudet College, at Ivy City. 

May 12. — W^estern Maryland College, at Westminster. 

May 16. — Episcopal High School, at Alexandria, Va. 

May 19.— Central High School, at College Park. 

May 23. — Mount St. Mary's College, at Emmittsburg. 

May 26.— St. John's College, at College Park. 


root Ball Team of '99. 


E. N. Sappington, Manager. 

Cooke Full Back. 

Bradley, .... Right Half Back. 

HiNES, Left Half Back. 

Sappington and Grason, . Quarter Backs. 

Peters, Right End. 


S. M. Cooke, Captain. 

Robertson, Left End. 

Hardisty, .... Right Tackle. 

KefauvER, Left Tackle. 

Symons, Right Guard. 

Smith, Left Guard. 

. Center. 



Rollins, W., 






Schedule of Games Played. 


Oct. 11.— Central High School, at College Park. 
Oct. 14. — Western Marj'land College, at College Park. 
Oct. 18. — Georgetown Universitjs at Washington. 
Oct. 25.— Eastern High School, at College Park. 

Oct. 28. — Johns Ho])kins Universitj-, at Baltimore. 
Nov. 1. — Emerson Institute, at College Park. 
Nov. 8. — Delaware College, at Wilmington, Del. 
Nov. 11. — vSt. John's College, at Annapolis. 



Track and Tield Team. 

W. H. Weigand, Mafiager and Captain. 

Relay Team. 

Grason, Church, Jexii-kr, W'kigand. 



Long Distance. S|>rints. 

SoziNSKEY, W'KicAxiJ, Grofi-, Pkach. Coudon, Grason, Ewell, L. 


Weigand, Dickkv, Coudox. 

Veiglit and Hammer Tlirowing. 

CoBEv, Smith, Sappington, Kefauver, Peters. 



Ro»»bourg Club. 


W. Denmead Grofk, 
Arthur E. Ewens, 
\\^II,EIAM H. Weigand, 


I 'ice- President . 

Secretary and Treasurer. 


William H. Tai.bott, 

R. Moore jkxiiek, 

E. Xeilson Sapi'IN(;t()x, 

A. S. R. (iKASON, 

Chairman of Floor Committee. 

Chairman of kecejition Committee. 

Chairman of Refreshment Committee. 

Chairman of Proi^ramme Committee. 


The Ro»»bourg Club* 

On Wth the dance, let joy be unconfined. 

No sleep till morn, tvhen youth a.nd pleasure meet. 

WHAT a fountain is to the desert, what a ]iath is 
to the wilderness, what beauty is to the rose, 
what the soul is to the body, is the relation the all- 
powerful, irresistable claim the Rossbourg Club as- 
serts among its co-associations at Maryland Agricul- 
tural College. Its influence is overwhelming, its 
predominance without question. And wh}- ? The 
answer can easily be felt by all who have anj- con- 
ception of the sublimity of thought that is inspired 
when environments is composed of those aesthetic 
elements — music, flowers and prettj- girls. I say it 
is felt by them ; but who can describe those feelings? 
The most learned and jirofound psj'chologist will 
find difficulty in undertaking such a task. 

May blessings without end be showered upon the 
thoughtful and far-seeing promoters of social acquire- 
ments, who, iiearl}- a decade ago, organized the fac- 
tor of our beloved and long endeared Alma Mater. 

They have organized an institution as durable and as 
lasting as humanity itself. They have founded an 
association that has grown and flourished under the 
guidance of those who have been most fit to accomp- 
lish the work. It has flourished in all directions that 
its functions lead into. 

Its elevating influence u])oii the general morale of 
the students is astonishingh' noticeable This can 
oiil\- be accounted for by pointing to that resistless 
charm existing between two beings endowed with 
minds and souls that are capable of conceiving in 
each other a force of attraction of so high potential 
that it needs but the gentle touch of social intercourse 
to transform it into the most active force that pro- 
motes love, life, libertj' and the pursuit of happiness. 

It is not in vain that two beings of exactly opposite 
natures are thus brought into contact with each other; 
the one strong in will jjower, strong in body, but 


with the ever vulneral)le point — the heart ; the other 
with a gentle, tender, amiable disposition, j-et armed 
with all the requisites for a conquest — the killing 
smile, the sweet voice, and the fascinating glance. 
This species of warfare is the one and onh- one that 
is ever intercepted in its onward course, a course that 
could not be blocked by all the armies of the world. 

It is not then a vain dream that impels the Col- 
lege authorities to concentrate their interest and sup- 
port more to this vital branch of our institution than 
anj' other except the mental Man is a social being, 
and as such he must move in obedience to certain 
fixed laws, which force themselves upon him as long 
as he has a mind capable of com]irehending the 
necessities to be complied with in order that he may 
be hai)p3' and make some one else share his hajipiness. 

What better opportunities are presented to man in 
the furtherance of his social attaiiunents than those 
afforded bj' the Terpsichorean art. The devotees of 
this much-worshipped Muse are never at a loss for 
enjoyment, never at a loss for entertainment, nor a 
means of social intercourse. Accordingly we have 
extended to us most ample facilities for improving 
ourselves in the milder capacities, and needless to sa},-, 
the opportunities are only too gladly grasped. 

Dancing is the means of enjoyment which the 
Rossbourg Club provides, and anyone who has ever 
attended a dance at Maryland Agricultural College 
will surely crave to attend another. And why ? It 

is because the motive is imbued with the proper 
spirit, it is because no one is afraid to lend a hand in 
preparation, it is because everj' one is striving to 
make someone else happ}'. 

With what joy and exj^ectation do we await these 
approaching carnivals. How many faces are abeam 
with a radiance that is not seen on ordinary occasions. 
.\nd the dancing has now begun, 
.\nd the dancers whirl gayly around 
In the waltzes giddy mazes. 
And the ground beneath them trembles. 
What a glorious spectacle ! The youth and beauty 
of the State have assembled at Marj-land Agriculural 
College. 'Tis night; yes, and how hearts are throb- 
lung and liumping awaj' as if to tear awaj' from the 
tendons that bind them. Look in the faces of those 
who are assembled. What is written there? One thing 
is certain ; none have brought their cares with them ; 
the}- were left at home, like the everj'-day working 
garb, and as the ball dress was donned, new hopes 
rose high and jo}* was Ijorn anew in the soul. So 
great is the jiower of jo^-ful anticipation that even the 
most inclement weather has no apjireciable effect u])on 
the large attendance. 

The dancers are dancing and taking no rest, 
And closely their hands together are pressed, 
And soon as a dance has come to a close, 
-Vnother begins and each merrily goes. 

Under such conditions who can help but be charmed 
by his environments. Single out a couple that seem 


enraptured, whose souls are bound u\> in each other. 
Watch the graceful, wave-like motions thej' describe 
in the mazes of some dreamj' waltz. 

But oh! she dances such a way 

No Sun on Easter day 

Is half so fine a sight. 

'Tis thus we receive our moral training. The sub- 
limity of thought that is instilled in us is Ijeyond 
description. Who then, will gainsay the dance as a 
moralizer ? 

No one who has ever enjoyed a dance at Marj-land 
Agricultural College will dispute its superiority in all 
respects. The music we have furnished is excellent, 
the decorations tasteful, the floor second onh' to per- 
fection, reception adequately provided for; these with 

pleasant weather comprise a jierfect condition for a 
successful dance. 

With the increasing poi)ularity of our College 
dances grows in proportion the necessity of a new 
and larger ball room. And we do not doubt for a 
moment that, in a few years, when we visit Maryland 
Agricultural College, we may see a most valuable 
addition to the present grouji of buildings — an 
armory and a reception hall. 

Never before has the Rossbourg Club flourished as 
this year. We have been able to give dances each 
month throughout the entire j'ear. The membership 
was never so high, and interest was never so lively. 

May it ever be thus, with increased possibilities, 
is the earnest and sincere wish of the 

Class of 1900. 


Officers.— first Term. 

Harry J. Kefauver, 


William H. Talbott, 

]'ice- President . 


Seaetary and Treasurer . 
ly. E. Mackall, . Editor. 

Officers.— Second Term. 

Harry J. Kefauver, . . . I'residetit. 
William H. Talbott, . . Vice-President. 
Alexander R. Nininger, Secretary and Treasurer. 
L. E. Mackall, Editor. 

Officers. — Tliird Term. 

Harry J. Kefauver, . . . Presidefit. 
Alexander R. Nininger, . I'ice-President. 
Thomas B. Symons, . Secretary and Treastirer . 
ly. E. Mackall Editor. 

Members of the New Mercer Literary Society, 1899-1900. 

Bryan, Carroll, Cooke, Cruikshank, 

Ewell, 1,., Ewens, Emorj-, Gatch, 

Hinman, Kefauver, McDonnell, Mackall, 

Purnell, Owens, Parker, Peach, L., 

Symons, On, Shepherd, Talliott, Wolf, Watts, 


Caldwell, Darby, R. J., 

Gathmann, O., Gathmann, P., 
Mitchell, Matthews, 

Rollins, C, Sadler, Smith, 




The New Mercer Literary Society. 

"Laissez dire les sots, le satoir a. son prix. " — 
Lei ignorance talk, learning hat, its "value. — La Fontaine. 

I HE New Mercer Literary Societj' was first or- 
■■■ ganized in 1861 liy Dr. William N. Mercer of New 
Orleans, through whose energy it became a ])owerfuI 
factor in the literary department of the College. He 
presented the society with a large collection of 
valuable books, and it was these that formed the 
nucelus of our jiresent College Library. 

Enthusiasm in the literary work of the College 
began gradualh' to decline after the death of this 
illustrious man, and in the year 1889, the Society- 
ceased to exist. From 1889 to 1892 there was no or- 
ganization of this kind in the College, but in the year 
1892, the need of a literary organization being very 
much felt. Professor F. B. Bomberger, then a student 
of the College, reorganized the New Mercer Literary 
Societ}', and was elected as its first president. Through 
the efforts of Professor Bomberger the organization 
was brought up to its former standard, and continued 

as such'until the year 1894. From 1894 to 1897 the 
New Mercer found its existence in a number of bodies 
modeled after it. First there was the House of Com- 
mons — an imitation of the English House of Com- 
mons. Then the Morrill Societ}' came into existence; 
the Spencerian Society, of the Sophomores : and the 
Calvert Society of the Freshmen. Each of these in 
its turn had a goodly number of members, and served 
as a great factor in the development of literary work. 

The Class of '97 conceived the idea of reorganizing 
the New Mercer Society once more. Mr. William S. 
Weedon was elected president, and to him and the 
class much credit is due for establishing it on a firm 
basis. liver increasing, it has continued to the jires- 
ent time, and is now looked upon as one of the most 
interesting and jirofitable organizations of the College. 

It furnished the principal orator, Mr. H. J. Kefau- 
ver, as well as the alternate, Mr. W. H. Weigand, to 


represent the Maryland Agricnltural College in the 
Oratorical Contest of Maryland Colleges held at 
Westminster in April, 1899, and came out with second 
honors. It again furnished the alternate orator, Mr. 
H. J. Kefauver, for the contest held at Annapolis in 
April, 1900. 

During the past year it has made rapid progress in 
literary work under the supervision of Mr. Kefauver 

as its president, and has some good material to uphold 
its standing in the ])ublic meeting to be held in June. 
May the New Mercer I^iterary Societj' continue to 
increase in membershi]i and be a potent factor in the 
advancement of College work. This can be done, 
and will be done if each succeeding class lends its 
time and energy in aiding it, as they have done in 
the past. 


The MIorrill Literary Society. 

Officer*.— first Term, 

Wii.i.iAM H. W'lnoAND, President. 
Samuel M. Pkach, J'ire-Piesideiil. John T. Hakdisty, Seere/aiy and '/'reasiirer. 

\\'ii.i-K]-:n W. CoBKv, Editor. 

Officer*.— Second Term. 

Wll.T.lAM II. \\'i-',l(;Axn, President. 
SAituKi. M. PivACH, I'iee-President. John T. HAKniSTV, .Seeretary and Treasiirer. 

W'iDl'KKI) W. CoBEV, Jiditcr. 

Member* of tlie Morrill! Literary Society. 

Cobey, Clagett, !•!. D., Clagett, C, Cockey, Cairnes, Daiiiy, S. P., 

Elgin, Fitzhugh, Gurley, Garner, Ilarr, Hojikins, 

Hardisty, Lansdale, McCul)l)in, Naylor, Peach, S. M., Rollins, W. 

Reading, Sappington, Warren, W'ei'^and, Winterson, Young, 

Jenifer, R. M., Branliani, Rolj)!], Grason, lirocli. 


The Morrill Literary Society. 

"Lea.rning has its infancy <zvhen if is almost childish: then, its youth 
•mhen luxurious and ju'benile: then, its strength of years, •when solid; 
and lastly, its old age. 'when dry and exhausted." 

'T'HE Murrill Literary Society was first organized 
'■ in 1894 through the efforts of Professor R. H. 
Alvey. Its first president was Dr. Sothoni Key, of 
the Chxss of '94. and its first secretarj- was M. L. 
McCandlish, of the Class of '95. It was named after 
the late Senator Morrill, the great advocate of the 
establishment of Agricultural Colleges throughout 
the United States. 

The princi])al feature of this organization when first 
established was a weekly address or lecture by some 
member of the College Facult\- on some subject of the 
da}-, and the regular debates which were held everj- 
Friday evening. 

Among the members of the Facidty aiding it in its 
work were. Professors Alvey, Taliaferro and Kobin- 
son. Howe\'er, one year's existence sufficed, for it 
was soon absorbed by the other literary organizations 
of the College. 

During the session of 1S99-1900, the Morrill Society 
was reorganized out of the Xew Mercer Societ\-, 
through the efforts of Mr. H. J. Kefanver, President 
of the New Mercer, with Mr. W. H. W'eigand as its 
first president. It was clearly shown during the jiast 

few years, that in order to have jierfect Hterarj^ work 
there must be competition, and it was to afford this 
that the bod}- was reorganized. 

It is needless to say that if the Societ}^ progresses 
in the future as rapidly as it has in the past year, 
under the guiding hand of .Mr. Weigand, the literary 
side of the College course will be greatly benefitted tn- 
its activity. For competition with the New Mercer 
will create an interest among the student body in lit- 
erary matters never reached heretofore. 

This Society furnishes the principal orator, Mr. S. 
M. Peach, to represent the Maryland Agricultural 
College in the Oratorical contest of Maryland Colleges, 
to be held at Annapolis in April, 1900. And as most 
of its men were members of the New Mercer Literary 
Society last year, it should make an excellent showing 
in the contest in June. Although it has had but one 
year of existence, it is doing well; and now, fellow 
students, is the the time to aid it by giving your time 
and attention to the work. 

As it is the duty of some of the members of onr 
succeeding classes to aid the New Mercer, so it is the 
dut\- of other meml)ers to loud a hel]iing hand to the 
Morrill Literary Society. 



President. — James W. Reese, Ph. D., , Western Maryland College. 

Secrelary .—l^v.. Thomas Fell, President vSt. John's College. 

Treasure) . — K ichaku H. AlvEy, A. M., . . . , Vice-President Maryland Agricultural College. 

Judges on Thought and Com|)o»ition. 

T. J. C. Wii.LiAJMS, Baltimore, Md., 
Wm. T. Bkantly, Baltimore, Md., Rev. C. Ernest Smith, D.D., Baltimore, Md. 

Judges on Delivery. 

Judge J. Upshtr Dennis, Baltimore, Md. 

JiEKiNAKi) C. vSteinkk, Ph.D., Baltimore, Md. Hon. John P. Poi', Baltimore, Md 



Friday, April 28th, 1899. 

8 P. M., 


Western Maryland College. 


W'choiiic to ilic . Issoi iallon 

Mil sir . — "Under the Double Eagle." 

President Lewis, of Western Maryland. 

Pki;sii)Ent Fki.i., of St. John's. 

.'\hisic . — "Jolly Fellows" Waltz. 

/nlioihii lo?y Nei?iarks ....... By the President of the Association. 

.I/?c.f;V- .-"Love of Old." Solo for Cornet and Trombone. 

Oration. — Relation of .Science to Religion, . Ci.Arni-; C. Doucii.AS (Western Maryland),, W.Va. 

Music . — "Whistling Rufns." 

Programmie Continued. 

Oration. — The Wrongs of the Indian, . . Ridgelv P. Melvix (St. John's) , Annapolis, Md. 

Music. — "Record Breaker." 
Oration. — The Passing of the Sword, . Harkv J. Kefauvkr (Marjdand Agricultural) , P'rederick, Md. 

.Music. — Muriel Waltz. 
Decision of the Judges. 

Alternate Orator*. 

Hakrv H. Price (Western Maryland), Reading, Pa., Joseph M. Sixcl.^ir (St. John's), Annapolis, Md. 

W. H. Weioand (Maryland Agricultural), Leitershurg, Md. 

Music furnished by Professor Sanijiaix's Oi'chestra, of Western Maryland College. 

Colleges constituting the Association, 

Western Marv^axd Coleicge, Westminster, Md. St. Johx's Coli.I'GE, Annajiolis, Md 

Maryland AGRicri/ruK-\i, Coi.i.1':g1' , College Park, .Md. 


Junior Banquet to Cld»« of *M. 



LiTTi.n Neck Clams. 


IciiD Cucumbers 

Cutlets op Potmac Trout. 

June J 0th, 1899. 

Potato Chips. 

Ckooup;ttks of Chicken. 

Saute RNii. 

Green Peas. 

St EW)-; i > 'Yv. r r a p i x — M arvl a ml . 

Vanilla Wafers. 



SouAK ON Toast. 

Frozen Eco Noc. 


Neapolitan Ici'.s. Fancy Cake. 

American Cheese. 




lyou Punch. 

Skniok Class, 


KnssBOT-Kc; Cub, 

M. A. C. Battalion, 


Toastniaslt'i- — Skkgeant S. M. Pkacii. 

They keep the day uith festal cheer 
Willi hooks anil iinisic. 

Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish hotly. 
As water is corrupted unless it moves. 

To brisk notes in cadence beating 
Glance their many twinkling feet. 

In iiace decus. in hello praesidium. 

Serffea?!/ ]]'. H. ]]'eif[and . 

Captain R . J. McCandlisli. 

1st. Seriicant F.. X. Sappiufilou . 

Major ha /L Mile he/ 1. 


College Yell*. 

Chee liiiig, chee liiiiK- 

Cliee Iia! ha! hal 

Maryland Agricultuial Collej^c 

Rah I Rah! Rah! 

Tee, fie, fo, fuiii ! 
Bini, bam, biin. liunil 
Hi. yi, ip. see! 
M. A. C. 

Chick-a-chick-a-1 111(1111 ! 
Chick-a- chick a-ljooiiil 
Chick -a- chick-a-chick-a- chick - 

Boom! Room! Boom! 

Rah! rah! rail! 

Rah! rah! rah! 
JIaryland Agricultural College. 
Sis! Boom? Ah! 

Cliiiig, chiiig. chiiig. 
Chow, chow, chow 
(Opposing team) 
Bow w-ow,w-o-w! 

Hulla-ba-loo! horay! horay! 
llulla-ba-loo! horay? horay! 

Horay! horay! 

M. A. C. A. A. 

Wisky-go-wish, go wish, go wish. 
Wisky- go-wish, go-wish. 
Holly wolly. gee golly, 
rm-ni-m ! 

Sk i n- ah- ma- rink . 
Tad-dah, hoo-da-dah. flehiuy! 

Flipp-ty flop. 

We're on top. 

Sis! Hoiini! Rah! 

Holy gee! 

Who are we! 

We're the boys of JI. .\.. 

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, footi ball! 

One a-zip, two-a-zip 
Zippy, zippy, zam, 
(Opposing team) ain't worth a 
Uniyenk! Yenk? 



E. N. Sappingtox, 


B riat Cornet. 

Hull, '04. 

1st. Mandolin. 

T. B. Sywons '02. 

F. M. Kk.^ding, '03. 


B flat Clarionette. 

A. K. NiNINGKK, '01. 

2d. Mandolin. 

J. R. CouDON, '02. 


E. Du\'. DiCKi'Y, 'U3. 

^ <*-©©©<*. ^*^ 

S. M. Pk.\ch, 

The Glee Club. 

Manager. A. R. Niningek, 


first Tenor. 

B. W. G.\TCH, '03. 
W. C. Okt, '03. 

Second Tenor. 

E. DuV. DiCKKY, '03. 
A. E. I'^vi-N.s, '00. 

first Bass. 

T. 15. Symons, '02, 

A. C. FiTZHUGH, '03. 

Second Bass. 

A. R. XlMNGl-K, '01, 

A. E. H.M.I,, '04. 




June Ball Organization* 


Majok a. S. R. Grason, 
Captain K. M. Jknifkk, 
Captain W. D. Gkoi-f, 


Mir- I^rcsidcnl . 

Siirr/arv and V'riusnn'r. 

Caiitain Sapiiiiigton, 
First Sergeant Nininger, 
Cadet Elgin, 

Floor Committee. 

LllU'Tl'lNANT H. J. KkKAUVER, Clialmian . 
Lieutenant Peach, 
First Sergeant Whiteford, 
vSergeant Hardist}', 
Cadet Lansdale. 

Lieutenant Kwens, 
Corporal Mackall, 
Sergeant Synions, 

Lieutenant Peach, 
Sergeant-Major Hines 
Cadet Elgin, 
Lieutenant liwens. 

Rece|)tioD Committee. 

Cai'TAIN E. N. SappingTon, Clialrnum . 
Lieutenant Talbott, 
Sergeant Hardisty, 
Sergeant Synions, 
Sergeant Jenifer. 

First Sergeant Nininger, 
Cadet Lansdale, 
Sergeant Peters, 

CajJlaiii Sappiugton, 
Serg-eaiit Hardisty, 
Lieutenant Talbott, 

Captain Saiipingtun, 
Sergeant Jenifer, 

Captain Sajspington, 
Sergeant Jenifer, 
Corporal Mackall, 

Lieutenant Weigand, 

Refreshment Committee. 

Lieutenant S. 
Lieutenant Kefauver, 
Sergeant Sozinske3', 
Sergeant Peters, 

^L Peach, Chaniinnt. 

Lieutenant Ewens 
Cadet Clagett, C, 
Cadet Winterson, 

Arrangement Committee. 

Lieutenant \\". IL Talbott, Chainuau. 
Lieutenant Peach, Sergeant-Major Hines, 

Sergeant Peters, Lieutenant Kefauver, 

Cadet Robins. 

Invitation Committee. 


Lieutenant Peach, 
Sergeant Peters, 
Corjioral Mitchell, 

E . Ewens, Cli airman . 
Sergeant-Major Hines, 
Cadet Evvell, E., 
Cadet Wisner, 

Programme Committee. 

Lieutenant A. C. Suijle:k, Chaininui. 
Ivieutenant Choate, First Sergeant Whiteford, 

Sergeant Bowman, Corporal vSmith. 


First Sergeant Nininger, 
Corporal Haniblin, 
Cadet Hopkins, J. H., 

First Sergeant Xiiiinger, 
Sergeant Hardistj-, 

P'irst Sergeant Xininger, 
Cadet Sadler, 
Cadet Lansdale. 

Sergeant Hardisty, 

Program of Public Exercise*, 1^99. 

Sunday, June ttth. 

4 P. -M. — Baccalaureatt Sennoii, 1>\' Ke\". W. K. Stkicklkn, Pastor Hamlin .M. Iv Church, Washing^ton, I). C. 

Monday, June 1 2th. 

10:0U A. M. — Tennis Tournament. 5:C0 P. .M. — IJrill and Dress Parade. 

2:00 P. M. — Fiekl Sports on College Campus. 8:00 P. M. — Class Day Exercises in College Hall. 

Address 1)>- J. Hoi.dsworth Gordon, Esq., of Washington, D. C. 

Tuesday, June 1 3th, 

10:30 A. M. — AnnualMeetingof Alumni Association. t>:00 P. M. — Public Meeting of New Mercer Literary 

4:00 P.M. — Drill and Dress Parade. Society. Debate for Alumni (iold 


Wednesday, June J 4th. 

11:00 A. M. — Commencement Exercises. 

Address by Hex. Geo. K. CtAIThhr, Attorney-General of Maryland. 
4:U0 P. M.— Exhibition Drill. y.OO P. M.— Fortieth Annual Ball in College Hall. 


Cla**-Day Exercise*. 


Ci<Ass History and Prophecy, 


Announcement, Senior Lictor, 
Address, Senior Orator, 

Acceptation Oration, Junior, 

Announcement, Junior Lictor, 

Address upon Resolutions, 

Address to Classes 

Monday, June 12th, 1899. 

Entry of Senior Class. 

Ode of Class of '99. 

Entry of Junior Class. 

Presentation of Class Shield. 

Class Pi|)e and Song. 

Retirement of Senior Class. 

Installation of New Senior Class. 

Ode of Class of '00. 
Eormal Adjournment. 


. M. A. C. Two-step. 

Mr. R. J. McCandlish. 

Reveille Two-Step. 

Mr. J. H. Shipley. 
Mr. W. H. Galt. 

Mr. W. H. Weigand. 

Mr. H. J. Kefauver. 

Mr. S. M. Peach, 

Hon. J. HoLDSWORTH Gordon. 

New Mercer Literary SocietL|. 

Tuesday, June J 3th, 1 899. —College Hall. 

Call to Order, ..... President . Reading, ...... M7-. Eystcr. 

Roll Call and Reading of Minutes, . Secretary. Music, ..... .Ua7idolm Club. 

Address, ...... Preside?!/. 

Competition for Gold Medal awarded \iy the Alumni Association. 


Resolved, "That the course of the United States, in 
reference to Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippine 
Islands, was justified by existing circumstances, and 
is a wise policy for our government to jinrsue." 

Afiirnialive. — Mr. Weigand, Mr. McDonnell. A'effative. — Mr. Kefauver, Mr. McCandlish. 

Medal awarded to Mr. McCandlish. 

Music, Piano Solo, 
Declamation, .... 
Declamation, ... 


Mr. Whitehill. 


Editor, Mr. Kefauver 

Mr. HardisTY. 


Mandolin Club 

Mr. Mackall. 

PC lection of Officers. 

Mr. Peach. 


Commencement Exercise*. 

Wednesday, June J4th, 1899— College Hall. 


AddRKSS to CiRADUATES, ....... Hox. GEO. R. GaITHER. 

Salutatory Address, ....... Mr. H. Kdward Collins. 

Valedictory Address, ........ Mr. J. A. K. I^yster. 

Presentation of Diplomas and Prizes ...... By Mr. C. B. Calve kt. 

Music fnrnislied by the Fifth Retj^inient Band. 

Fortieth Annual Ball at S.UO P. M. 

Word.^ by S. M. Teach. 


To Cla»» of 1900, M. \, C. 

Music by Ira E. Whitehill. 


I'orwanl Nineteen Hundred! 

On the road to fame. 
( )n all that's jjood an<l noble 

Write thy untarnished name; 
Then hold thy flaunting ban-ner 

Unspotted in its place, 
And teach the coming classes 

To emulate thy race. 

I'orward Nineteen Hundred! 

Drive the foes all out, 
And when the battle's ended 

Let victory be thv shout. 

Korwanl Nineteen Hundred! 

See now we have the palm. 
Of victoiy hard and toilsome 

O'er waters never calm ; 
Then courage Nineteen hundred! 

Be ever in the van, 
Sweep on to heights of g''"'.'''' 

One undivided clan. 


I'orward Nineteen Hundred! 

Rally fellow-mates. 
Step on the field of action 

Decreed us by the fates; 
On with the waving banner 

O'er life's inconstant sea 
.\nd when the goal is reached 

We'll undivided be. 


0, '\V3.d some poiuer the gifte to gie us 
To see oursilves as ithers sees. 

Beware, Le*t Ye Be TramJ^led IJ|)on! 

A ND it came to pass in those days, that there were 
■**■ in the land a multitude of men both strong of 
arm and fleet of foot. And these mighty men did 
assemble and strongly prevailed upon the wise men 
of the temples of wisdom that they form a league in 
which the strong might measure their strength in 
divers ways and in a friendly manner; and that the 
swift of foot might run in divers races against each 

And the wise men of the temples did listen to their 
jilea and straightway did take counsel among them- 
selves, and thought it wise to permit the youths of 
the land to assemble together and strive against one 
another for mastery. 

And it came to jiass that heralds were sent out over 
all the land proclaiming to the people that on a cer- 
tain day there would take place a meeting to which 
the several temjiles of wisdom would send delegates 
to take part in the deliljerations thereof. 

The day did aiijiear and there gathered together a 
large assemblage of the most wise; and learned men 

of the land did meet and did take counsel among 
themselves as to the forming of the league and the 
expediencj' thereof. And they did make speeches 
both for and against their project. And in the course 
of their deliberations they did hit upon an idea, which 
wasto form an "Intercollegiate Athletic Association," 
of which the object was to improve in many ways the 
physical education of the 5^outh of the land, bj' con- 
tending in a friendly rivalry with their neighbors, 
and to inspire in them a desire for glory to be achieved 
in i^roving themselves masters of divers sports. And 
it was also decreed by these sages that prizes of great 
value should be awarded him who should be the most 
fleet of foot, and thereby excel in the race; and to 
him who might prove him.self strongest of arm and 
hurl heavy weights fartherest. And it was likewise 
decreed that the temple producing the body of men 
most skilled in the various games of ball should re- 
ceive a pennant, which should show forth unto all 
the world that these men did vanquish all their foes 
and that glory and honor was theirs, world without end. 


And the men that were .stroiig; of Ixjdy and swift of 
foot did greatly rejoice among themselves that this 
league had been formed, and did take courage and 
trained most diligentlj' for the games that were to take 
place in that mighty city of Baltimore. And the men 
that were skilled in handling the ball and bat did give 
themselves much ]iractice at home and abroad, and 
did meet each other in friendly games And it finally 
came to pass that there ajipeared two strong teams on 
the Maryland Agricultural College diamond, the 
famous mutes of "Gallaudet College and the team of 
that most sacred and beloved place, MarNdand Agri- 
cultural College." The day waxed warm, as did 
those of the eager jila^-ers, and exciting times were 
witnessed bj- all who were near. 

And the might}' men of Maryland Agricultural 
College strove hard and did overcome their adversar- 
ies, thereby making the first pennant theirs. 

And the men of the various temples did wax sore 
because the "farmers" of Maryland Agricultural 
College came out heroes of the struggle and did con- 
jure a plan to prevent it in future seasons. 

And it came to ])ass that on a later date there met, 
in that great city of Baltimore as man}' of these ath- 
letes as could assemble. And it so happened that 
there appeared men from other lands who did strive 
in the games, and they men of large stature and great 
agility, and did outstrip their adversaries in all events. 

Then did the wise men hold counsel and did deem 
it unjust to allow the .strong men that were trained in 
other lands to strive against the less ex]ierienced in 
our own land. And they did decree that none such 
should be permitted to participate in the games. 

And this decree did most sorelj' offend the strong 
men of Johns Hopkins Universitj' and they did make 
known their minds in divers ways, and did kick vic- 
iously against the decree of the wise men of the other 
temples, but it availed them nothing. 

And it so hajipened that the Hopkinsouians, then 
famous, did lose much in the way of athletic victories 
because they could no more enter their imjiorted ath- 
letes, and they did feel the disgrace keenly. 

And a certain plan, the like of which yet remains 
iniheard of in all the earth, dawned upon them. 
The J' did deem it necessary for their own glor}-, to 
concoct a scheme wherebj' they might better their 
own condition ; for they did see that their glor\- 
would be grouiul in the dust and feared lest they 
themselves might be ground into dust as well, because 
the powerful men of Marjdand Agricultural College 
were making it exceedingly hot for them and the yoke 
did weigh heavy on their necks. 

Whereupon they did assemble and meet together 
and did abandon the league that had flourished and 
])rospered so gloriously under the old rule, and did 
form another league in which the most learned and 
skilled geniuses of the famed Hopkins did formulate 


rules to suit their own convenience. "And it proved 
to be verj' distressing for Maryland Agricultural 
College, and she did sorely resent this unfair treat- 
ment thus thrust upon them, but they said nothing 
and bore their grievances in a far more manly spirit 
than did their co associates in their time of trouble. 

And it came to pass that the far-seeing and schem- 
ing rulers at Hopkins did gather together from dis- 
tant lands men much skilled in all sports. And they 
did wipe up the earth with the men of the smaller 
temples and did rejoice greatlj-. 

And they did think that they held all the tem]iles 
under their thumb and could do with them as thej* 
choose at all times. Thus did Ho]ikins think unto 

But alas! for the league that had been formed In- 
one alone, could not be held by one alone, for on a 
certain day all the wise men did assemble and meet 
together and tlid hold a consultation regarding the 
league, and its l)igoted rulers of the great temple did 

fiuther tr\' to ]iress their thumb u]ion the sturdy 
"farmers" and did attempt to prevent many of their 
number, skilled as they were and given to most faith- 
ful training, from taking a hand in the games. 

But lo, the "farmers" were not a set to be imposed 
u])on or dictated to by others ; but resenting this most 
unjust treatment at the hands of their co-associates, 
did take counsel among themselves and manj- and 
eloquent were the speeches made during the course of 
this meeting. 

And the multitude with one accord shouted aloud, 
"Away with the league! Away with it!" And 
away it went. 

Thus occurred the beginning of the disasterous 
downfall of the Maryland Intercollegiate League. 

Howbeit that the mighty men of the most high 
temple of wisdom are afraid to strive against the stal- 
wart sons of the soil in that most interesting sport — 
"Base ball." 



Some Authorities of M. A. C. 

Agriculture , 


Brass , 




English , 

Foot Ball. 

Forcible Expressions . 

'''Hannah More,"' 

Irish History, 


Military Affairs, 


Photography , 


Sporting, ■ 

Shoetnakinx , 

Tonsorial . hi , 

I 'eracity , 

Judge Cobey. 





Racitime Charlie. 

Cuba Maximus. 

Shorty Peters. 


Groff. * 




• Ort. 


The Man Behind the Broom. 


We've heard a great deal lately 

Of the man behind the gun, 
But I would like to tell you 

That he's not the only one. 

.\t M. \. C. we have a man 

Who serves us as an aider, 
But when at times he seems to balk 

We then use a "persuader." 

He's known to us by a general name 

Which is nothing else than "rat;" 
He sweeps our floors, makes up our beds. 

And other things like that. 

He's a useful kind of a creature, this. 

To have about the room ; 
In fact he's indispensable 

Is "The Man Behind the Broom." 



College Orove Club, 

MoHc. — Never forget to put off until tomorrow what 
you think j-ou ought to do today, skip as 
manj' classes as possible and at all times 
ignore entirely the rules of the institution. 

Colors. — The "Blues." 

Yell: — Oiie-a-%veek, t%vo-a-\veek, 
What care we; 
Fun-a-plenty, tinie-a-pleiit\ 
For the C. G. C. 

President, EoLLiNS, C. 

I'iic- President, ROLLINS, \V 

Secretary and Treasurer, Collier. 

Leading Klembers. 




Collier, Coombe, 





Sadler, Sozinskey, 




tlonorary Members. 




Agricultural Club. 

oil, happy lie, from business free. 

Like the uierry men of old. 
Who tills his land with his own stout hand 

And knows not the lust of j^old. 

Lliirt /''aii/iei. 
C li ict L '} op - So icei\ 
Chief Crop-Harvester, 
Chirt Sales Collector, 
High Clodhopper, 
lliiih (iriisshopper. 

J. B. KdKIN.S, 

A»»ociate Ru»tic». 

J. G. Knsok, 


H. C. Whithi'oki). 

T. B. SvjioNS. 

S. P. Darby. 

K. H. Smith. 

K. P. Wai,i..s. 

J(),S. CotiDDN. 

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The Tate of An Innocent Pup, 


Come, list to me boys, 

And I'll tell of a noise — 
'Twoulcl be better to term it a rucket. 

It was caused by a dog. 

And as a result of this fog 
The whole college turned nut to attack it. 



This innocent pup 

Came silently u]) 
The front steps into the hall ; 

Hut 'twas soon whispered out, 

We will soon put him to rout 
With minus no fun for us all. 


We are aware of it, all, 

That on the top hall 
There rooms one of those frolicsome lioys, 

Whose main occupation 

Is to find recreation 
In makini; every conceivable noise. 

To him be the credit. 

For no doubt he did it, 
For giving this dog his new outfit. 

It was merely a tin can 

Fixed to drag as he ran 
.\nd cause a great tumult when he " 

■ utlit' 


For when once set free. 

So wild in his glee. 
He made a wild bound for the landing, 

But soon this pup found 

On looking around, 
His tail most woefully expanding. 


From landing to stair 

He leaped like a hare, 
.\nd .sped with the speed of a horse. 

He was not once retarded. 

But one thing was regarded ; — 
He was impelled by an unseen force. 

One can easy surmise 

What a great surprise 
This small combination evoked. 

For those stiidiniis boys 

-\roused by the noise 
Seemed not in the least provoked. 


'Twas then came the fun. 

For the faster he'd run 
The more terrific would grow the racket 

Now a sing, sang, clang, 

Then a swam — bim, bang, 
.And a clickily. clackity, clackit. 


He was soon gobbled up. 

This miserable pup, 
.\nd served as befitted his rank; 

He's caused many to remember. 

Since that day in December. 
We're capable of "most any old prank." 



Why didn't Groff visit Hannah More after the elec- 
tion last Fall? 

Why did "Monk's" eyes change color after the 
High School game? 

Why did Hines fall off the anti-room partition on 
the evening of November the eighth? 

Why did the melodious (?) strains which so fre- 
quently issued from room No. 53 cease to be heard 
after March the twentieth? 

What l)ecanie of Doctor Uoty's black hat? 

Why is Amos so terribly opposed to flirting? 

Whv couldn't Professor H find his keys 

on the morning of December the tenth? 


Not for Preacher*. 

Bill T. — Say "Kef," in French is "man" masculine 
or feminine? 

I'koi'. oi' Gekmam. — Herr Sj-mons, liahen sie einen 

SvMONS. — " Yah. ' ' 

Professor. — Was ist die farbe deines Hundes? 
Symons. — "Yah." 

NiNiNGHK. — I have an uncle down in Cuba. 
FiTZHUGH. — Is he living? 


Jenifer, M. — Is this Hamlet? 
Talbott. — Yes. 

Jenifer, M. — I thought Hamlet was a Latin book. 


KoBiNS. — I don't believe I shall ever understand 
these "stimintaneous inquations." 

Mitchell. — I awoke last night and saw a mice in 
my room. 

Sv. — (])erforming an ex])eriment in cheuiisty blows 
his breath into tap-water instead of lime- 
water.) Saj- boys, I don't believe I exhale 
any carbonic acid. 

"Swags." — I haven't touched a droji of anything to 
smoke for a month. 

FiTz. — Professor G winner says I have a good ear for 

Professor of Mathematics. — Mr. Symons, in 
fencing a field of a certain area, would it be 
cheaper to enclose it with a square or a circular 

Symons. — (After some deliberation.) Professor a 
barbed wire fence would be cheaper. 

Caldwell. — Have you any more of those celluloid 
lamp chimneys? 


Delinquency Li»t* 

Cairxks. — Having a "Gourley" in his room. 

Choate. — Failing to appear in mess hall at meal 

Darhv, R. — Preserving militarj' bearing. 

Dickey. — Keeping a "Wolf" in his quarters. 

liwENS. — Sounding calls on time. 

Ewi'XL. — Not making caramels during study hours. 

Elgin. — Making unnecessary objections to his trans- 
fer to Company "A." 

Grason. — Raising racket on tennis court. 

Groef. — Working overtime in chemical laboratry. 

Hakdistv. — Not requesting leave for Friday, Satur- 
daj' and Sunday. 

Heller. — Wearing uniform too small for him. 

HiNES. — Disturbing neighbors bj' discussing Physics. 

Irbv. — Failing to visit after "call-to-quarters." 

Irbv. — Name not appearing on sick book. 

Jenifer, M. — Rolling out of bed after "taps." 

Ji':niff;r, M. — Constant association with "rats." 

Kefauver. — Alisent from Hyattsville on Sunday. 

IvANSDALE. — Breaking girls' hearts. 

Marin. — Discussing English too freely. 

Naylor. — Having an unusual number of "Walls" 

in his room. 
Peach. — Not wearing "high waters" at drill. 
Posey. — Having "Fitz" in his room. 
Robins. — Wearing green on St. Patrick's Day. 
Rollins, C. — Not having confinements for Saturday. 
Rollins, W. — Same. 
Room No. IS. — L,ight out after "taps". 
Talbott. — Not leaving college for a week. 
Senior Chemical Section. — Reporting to French 

class on time. 



\ Junior Physic* Problem. 

R. HINES, our devoted physicist, has propounded the following interesting 
problem : 

Find the velocit}' with which a cat (a black one is 
best if obtainable) will move on Company "C" hall, 
allowance being made for the resistance occasioned by 
the air (somewhat rarified in those high regions) , also 
for the friction caused by an appendage, cylindrical 
in shape and made of tin, its weight being something 
less than a pound. No account need be taken of the 
energy used up in causing the noise accompanying the 
experiment, as this is usually a small (?) quantity. 
The initial acceleration being a twist of the cat's tail. 

Mr. Hines states that practical applications of this problem are used in our every- 
day life, and that, in his opinion, everyone should familiarize himself with the prin- 
ciples involved. 


8ome Dining Room 8tati»tic&. 


Most all the boys with one accord 

Think well of Mr. Greene, 
The one who is in charge to give us 

Our grub so neat anil clean. 

The things we eat are all prepared 

Most scrupulously neat, 
For College hash and sweet potato pie — 

He simply can't be beat. 

He's a joU}', generous sort of man, 

And understands his part ; 
He knows the tastes, capacities and limits 

Of the students all by heart. 


All by heart? Yes, with few exceptions; 

On them 'twill pay to parley — 
Ten cups of coffee, a loat of bread, is the 

Record of Ragtime Charlie. 

Another man j-et not so bad, — 

(I hope I don't misquote) 
Nine deserts and more, could he get them. 

Are entered up for "Choate," 

We are all of us acquainted with 

The manly build of "Judge;" 
It takes tsvo dozen eggs before his 

Digestive organs budge. 

These are a few, but there are more 

We probably could cite, — 
AVhose stomach's bottoms were never found ; 

Ask Greene if that "ain't" right. 

But then, who cares, since all get plent}^ 

No matter what the kind, 
Whene'er we kick our Johnny comes quick 

With the best that he can find. 


Mere, There and Elsewhere. 

Lieutenant (jokingly.) — Reading, why didn't you 
lit the light i" 

Rcadi)ig. — There wasn't anj^ light to lit. 

^^ Limber'' to "Bill." — Say, Bill, has your grand- 
father anj' children? 

Brock. — I don't trink whiskeys nor peer, but I 
trink ice scream and soda water and such tings as dese. 

Coombe (in Washington). — Come, Irby, let's go up 
to your house and take dinner with me. 

1st. Prep, — What is the difference between a melo- 
drama and anj' other kind of drama? 

2d .Prep. — Same difference, I suppose, that there 
is between a mellow apple and a hard one. 

Capt. '\Mosiier" I rushing from his room in a rage). — 
I wish you boys wouldn't continue to make less noise 
on the hall. 

(jrason (referring to the Intercollegiate League). — 
Have you ever attended any of the league meetings, 

Pencil. — Do you mean Kpworth League? 

Pur net I (suddenly realizing what is meant by a 
"base ball coach"). — Oh, I always thought a base 
ball coach was a gymnasium. 

Neailini; . — Who is going to plav half-back on the 
base ball team? 

Hopkins. — Do you know exactly how long it takes 
to plaj' nine innings? 

U'intcrson. — Isn't there a right and a left short 
stop on a team? 

Young. — How many classes are there in the college? 

Coombe. — Five; the Preparatory' Appaitment, the 
vSenior, Junior and the Refreshment classes. There's 
another one but I forget what they call it. 

"A>/. ' ' — Isn't that a large crowd of Harford County 
farmers out there. 

" S-u'Oiis." — I wonder where they are from? 

''Moore." — I certainh- did enjoy ni}' walk this 
evening all bj' my lonesome. 

"Ezeckiel." — Who were you with? 

Professor. — Life is divided into three great classes, 
viz. : — The animal, vegetable and the mineral class. 
Now, Mr. Owens, to which class do you belong? 

O'u'cns. — To the Freshman class, sir. 



This is our youthful Senior, 
A man with boyish ways; 
Who one day took a notion, 
For boats to have a craze. 

He sout;ht among the smaller boys 
Till one at last he found; 
He filled a bath-tub full of water. 
So 'twouldn't run a-gr"und. 

Then down pretty sat and watchei 
Sail on the briny deep; 
He longed to be a sailor lad. 
And wild his heart did leap. 

























The Tright of "Big Czeckiel.*' 


On a wintry night in bleak December 
When the snow lay deep on the ground , 

There occurred an incident which we all remember ; 
Not a sound could be heard around 

Save the steady snore of peaceful slumber 
Of those wrapped in dreams profound. 


It had at the time been the neighborhood's fate 

To have ghastly ghosts appear; 
But he of whom we're about to relate 

Had declared that he had no fear; 
But he proved not so steady in his crimson pate 

In the ab.scence of his room-mate so dear. 


It was late at night as we've already said, 
But some mischief was quietly brooding; 

Some Company "B" privates had crept out of bed 
.\nd were through the halls stealthily moving. 

In frightful disguise all excited they s]K'd 

Till they were on their poor victim intending. 

As he lay there in bed so peacefully dreaming 

With no idea of what was in store, 
These hideous phantoms came one by one streaming, 

Not alone wrapped in sheets, but far more, 
They were all in a glow with phosphorous gleaming 

With a ghost in their midst stuffed with straw. 

Not a moment was lost, but at once they proceeded 

To complete their wild plans for the scare; 
But when having accomplished this task all unheeded 

They had not one second to spare; 
So with horrible groans they quickly receded 

Leaving one awful monster still there. 

Big "Ezeckiel" sat straight up in bed. 

And cried, "I don't like this fooling." 
He shivered and shook till the hair on his head. 

Though naturally red, turned white on cooling. 
And lying there till morning, so inspired with dread, 

"Sir Moses" could not get his nerves under ruling. 


Qui e»t. 

There is a man, who. according to statistics, 

Gleaned from reliable sources. 
Is skilled in multiple classical mystics, 

Among which is riding horses. 

As an Jl. A. C. man he's enthusiastic, 

For its welfare he'.s in the van; 
But with the ladies (not to be sarcastic) 

They say he's "a heavy man." 

His record perhaps would be of interest to all. 

So here I think I'll jot it. 
And if by chance on any his wrath should fall. 

Much, much in the neck he's g.<)t it. 

l"or the past three years he's been docile enough. 

I guess he was then saving up 
His energies, for now he's quite as rough 

As Micky O'FIanigan's pup. 

Scarcely had he arrived at the College last Fall — 

Was made a Senior with dignity ; 
He rushed to the Ville on the ladies to call. 

He sure, was above malignity. 

To the city he went ne.xt on the wings of a dove. 

One day in sable October; 
.^nd from the intoxication of his lady love 

lie hasn't yet gotten sober. 

We gave a dance not very long after. 

Our "Bill" was right in the push; 
The hall re-echoed with peals of laughter, 

.\nd he was ace-high flush. 

To the foot ball games he did report. 

Much bigger than ever before; 
Escorting the ladies to the field of sport 

."Vnd furnishing them the score. 

A rambunktious lad he's getting to be — 

He's holding his heail pretty high. 
With one end to windward and t'other to lee 

.\nd his nose points up to the sky. 

When Christinas came round he sped away home. 

By way of Chesapeake Beach; 
Thinking some Baltimore girls that way would come 

But vainly his rubber did reach. 

On Valentine day there was lots of joy, 

He got what he least expected ; 
She sent him a beauty (?) and the racking boy 

Has never her yet detected. 

To the city of Baltimore he one day went 

Tho' not 1)\- himself alone; 
Fine carriages, the theatre, a big diimer lent 

To the dav's harmonious tone. 


Qui c*t.— Continued. 

lie's an anient lover of Lownev's confections, 

Buys up boxes by the score; 
To finfl where they go I can't make connections. 

But their going is ilisputed no more. 

Ihit he's the man — the man of the Collt-.i ways are wondrous wise ; 

His head is piled up full of knowledge. 
And it beams from (uit liis c-ves. 

How be it now that he's taming down — 

The colt at last is broke; 
But remember that he once had renown 

And many words he spoke. 


















NAME. Sobriquet. 


P..CE OK RESIOE.CE. ^ ^^^ ".^^.^e^^ ^"^ ' A^JaTTfo^I 


Dr. "Blizz." 

"Got my 
habits on." 

At uncle "Ned's." To^^r °' | '"' doct^T" 


" Azariah." 

"That's o>ie-t\vo!" 

Some place in To room with Jem"o™„s 
W ashmgton. Dr. Blizz. speech. 



"Wa-hoii ron-a." 

Hyattsville usually. ' To go away again. '''"° '^"gj^'is'^" ^^^ 




Near Hannah More To worry the ^^ married. 


Academy. Doctor. *^ 



College usually. To help "Bill." | '^° ""HalK^ *°^ 



"Br-r-r-oom ta." 

Most anywhere in ,^.^ help "Moore." To be with "Bill." 

Maryland. ■ 



"Ah! Indeed." 

Some where on the .^. ,^j^^^. ^^^^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^^^, ^ 

avenue. *' ^ 



"By George." 

Some place near the To room with Tobeat"Dr. Blizz" 
College. "Lady." in argument. 


"By Joe." 

Hyattsville or College. To room with "Sam." ^°J^^^ Webst"en 




Berwyn, a suburban To learn a thing or „ become tall 

village. two. 




^''"''villYe '"'''''"' ''■'" "'"''>' ^''^'^I'a'"'^^- T° g"y "Moore." 

CHURCH ' 'Tikey." 

"Get off." 

"The Park." T° ;'X„' ^^ ^^ To be a chemist. 

STAl ISTICS.— Continacd. 



Favorite Place of Why He Came To 
Expression. Residence. M. A. C. 




"That's so" .Vnywhere in the To settle down and 
United States. | tell fairy tales. 

To be a soldier. 


"Loiii^John" „ . „ ■ r~ 1 
or ■•Collv " Prince GeorKe s County 
'■Limber."! ol course 

To get on the "list." 


To have a "swags" 
to chat with. 


"Monk." ,' "Give me 'hale." ^" '^'^/'r'"'' °^ 


Because he hadn't 

anything to do 

at home. 

To get that 


"Judire " "Oh. 'Limber' Some where in To chat with the 
^ ■ quit your foolin'." Southern Maryland. ! "Doctor." 


"o T> >> "Why-y, r 4.1 T -i. To get away from the 
^•P- Lieutenant." In the Library. High School. 

To know all the 



"Cv." -ThafsriKht." In Science Hall. To take charRe of the 


To be a 



"Partridge." "Gee." In Dr. "Blizz's" room. "^ol^^l^z^^ 

To be a waiter, 


■'T„o" "You don't believe ,,,.,, ..„ , ., 
^'"'- that, do you," \\ith' Cadet, 

To widen his profes- 

To beat "Cadet" 


"^^ZT."' Has none, Formerly at College ; 
come. ( recently in Washington. 

To be au athlete. 

To plav foot ball 

with Princeton. 


"Weary "Good enough _ ,^. 

Will'ie." for him." Raltuuore sometimes. 

To get nearer to 


To teach 


"Rag- time 

"Ar-r, indeed!" Swampoodle. 

Reason unknown. 

To chew the rag. 



"You might think In 'Anne Randel," 
I'm lying. yes I do. 

To get away from 

To beat both 

"Cadet" and "Joe" 



GnrKi,i-;v. — "Lieutenant, will you please get me a 
little 'pneumonia' while 3'ou are in the laboratory?" 

Hakdistv. — "What are you going to town for?" 
KwKNS. — To see "Beau Brummel." 
Hakdistv. — "What in?" 

Pkofessok ok Physiology. — "Give me an exam- 
ple of a digestive organ." 

Smart Sophomore. — "The mouth organ." 

President (hearing the terrific howls of a dog, 
rushes from the office just in time to behold the ani- 
mal leaping down the last flight of stairs dragging 
after him a tin can). — "Mr. O. D., report everyone 
connected with that dog." 

O. D. — "Captain, the only thing I saw connected 
with him was a tomato can." 

Jemfi-;k, M. — "I would like to see the horse that 
could walk foin' miles a da.v." 

liwENS (in laboratory). — "Mr. Edelen, could you 
give me the exact definition of a tenth-normal solu- 

Mr. Kdi-:i.icn. — "Well-a-a >-es; I think it is a tenth 
()( a uurnial solutiim." 

Ignorajius. — "Well, you are going to college, are 
you. What are j-ou going to make of yourself ?" 
Senior. — "I am making Chemistry my specialty." 
Ignor.\mus. — "Is that so. I hear that chemicals 
are prett}- high in Washington." 

1st. Cadet. — "Are those Rollins boj's twins?" 

2d. Cadet. — "Yes." 

1st. Cadet. — "Which is the larger?" 

2d. Cadet. — "The older one." 

Elgin. — "Saj- Hines, that snow is cold." 

HiNKS. — "Say, is lyOwndes candidate for governor 
this Fall and Smith next?" 

Jenifer (jokinglj'). — "Certainly, Lowndes will be 
elected this Fall and Smith next." 

Hines. — "Well, that's what I thought, but I wasn't 
siu'e whether they were running for President or 

Jenifer. — Ah! Indeed! 
»?"»»" »r 

(111, LowikIl'S will will, s.iicl Bill\' ("i,. 

On him I'd bet a mint ; 
lUil when 'twa.s o'er onr Willie wee 

Just felt like "tirtv cint," 


A rrcshman'* Dream. 


In sluiiiliersof niiilnit;ht the l"reshiiian boy lay: 
His cot stood somid Ijy the side of the wall ; 

But weary from "paddling"' his cares flew away. 
And visions of the future danced round over all. 

lie dreamed of the senior with his strajis and his sword 

Of privilejies and pleasures without end; 
While all beneath him must dance at his word, 

.\nd thus, to the perfect, his visions did tend. 

The heart of the I-'reshman beats hit;h in his breast — 

Somewhat higher than the paddle beat low; 
And a murmur of happiness steals through his rest, — 

So! I'm a Senior. I'm glad to be so. 

Ah. whence is that light which now bursts on his eye? 

And what is that sound which now 'larms his ear? 
'Tis the phosph'rus' white glass from a Soph near by! 

His deadliest enemy is dang'rously near. 

Like an eartluiuake the cot did ruefuUs' shake; 

In vain does the poor "rat" for mercy implore. 
The tlnteous "persuader" no pity will take. 

And his bed is tumbled o'er him on to the floor. 

Oh, Freshman boy. woe to thy dream of delight! 

In darkness ink bottles and paddles are busy : 
Where now is the Senior your visions make bright? 

Things change so (juickly that you it makes dizzy. 

Days, months, years, — conditions must pass away 

Before you up there can happily stand ; 
You may never get there, and again you may, 

(111. F'reshman bov! vou must be fanned. 



oh! thou sharp, keen penetrating something, 

The damper to an ardent flame 
That grows with ever- increasing fervor at 

The thought of some loved name. 

Thou comest when thou art least expected ; 

Thou Kin to fell Remorse, 
Twin brother to grief or who can but tell 

That it may e'en be worse. 

Thou bane to human, yet more. — 

Chief of our petty woes: 
Would I could usher thee with due politeness 

To %vhere all evil goes. 

LIfE.— A Definition. 


What is life? Life is a fact, 
'Tis some tumultuous sea, 

It is an act, — a brilliant act 
I' the play Eternity. 

— S. M. PEACH. 


A Senior's Remorse. 

Oh, Hannah More, what will I do! 

I've flunked in Trig for the love of vou 
Physics, German, Geometry, too; 

Oh. Hannah Jlore! What slinll I do? 

ETERNITY.— A fragment. 

Time is fleeting, fleeting fast, 
Nature bids him last farewell; 

Ages then shall live and last, 
What can nations not fortell? 

H. J. K. '00. 


Proceeding* of a Pre|>aratory Cla»« Meeting. 

Place of Mi\iii/,i;. — A room on Co!n]iaiiy "C" Hall. 
(The class assembles and is extremely l)oisterous ) 
Siuldeiily a voice is heard : — "Silence, silence, fellers, 
get quiet over there in the corner won't j-e ? ( Supreme 
silence ensues.) 

,'//•. ]\'atts. — Fellers, I have called this meeting 
with the intention of electing the officers of our class. 
Nominations are now open for president. I therefore 
nominate myself for this office. Are there no further 
nominations? (No response. I Well, it seems as 
though I am the only nominee, but I suppose we will 
take a vote anyway. All in favor of my being presi- 
dent will say "aye." 

Mr. Jla/fs. — " Aye I" 

Mr .Watts. — Those opposed, "//o" (no response). 
The "aj'es" have it and I am therefore president of 
the class. And in consideration of this fact I deem 
it unnecessarj' to elect mj' other officers. All in 
favor of this please say 'ajv." 

.1/r. IVatts. —Aye\ 

Mr. Watts. — All ojiposed "'no" (no resi>onsel. 
Again the "ayes" seem to have it and hence there will 
lie no vice-])resident or secretary. 

Mr. JVatts (taking his stand as president.) — The 
society will please come to meeting. The next in 
order is the election of a section-marcher. Nomina- 
tions are now open. 

A/r. IVatts. — I nominate Mr. Ewell All in favor 
of the nomination being closed please say "aye." 

Mr. Watts.— "AyeW I" 

Mr. Watts. — opposed "710" (a very faint 
"710" heard somewhere in the liack part of the room). 
The "ayes" have it. It is now time for "call to 
(|uarters, ' so we had better adjourn. 

.'/;■ Watts. — I move we adjourn. All in favor of 
this "move" ])Iease say "c^jf " 

Wiiolc Class. — "Aye ! ! ! ! " (The class disbanded.) 

At a meeting of the Athletic Association Mr. Tal- 
l)ott was elected manager of the tennis team, and after 
the election was called upon for a' speech, which he 
immediately proceeded to make: — 

' Gentlemen, I feel very much indebted to you for the 
honor you have liestowed upon me this eveninj^. and I will do 
all in my "honor" to make the team, etc. a success. (But there 
was such a loud burst of laughter at this point, and such wild 
cciiifusion anionj; the members of the association that Mr. Tal- 
botl was c;>mpclled to take a .seat, and the meeting adjourned.) 


Coiiniiamlaiit I to Cadet Officer. — Mr. 
Can vmi account for it? 

I notice here of late that request blanks are going very fast. 


if the Shoe fit*, Wear It. 


Rkading (looking at the theatre programme). — 
"Do yoti have to yiay au5'thing for these?" 

Broch. — "If he wakes me up any more I will take 
a broom and kick him." 

"Swags." — "I can't find an umbrella anj- place, 
but I would like to borrow an "oil cloth" coat from 
some of you boys." (A loud burst of laughter.) 

Jkxi1''KK. — "I don't see anj'thiiig funny in that; 
I've heard lots of mistakes much 'more worse' than 

Nixix(;]:k (returning late at night). — Bang, bang, 
bang, — 'Open up Hardisty!" 

Hardlsty (asleep). — "Order, arms!" 

Mitchell. — "Professor, are all actite angles equal 

lyiEUT. C. (after listening to an account of a ]ioker 
game). — "You saj' one held four deuces and the other 
held four tens?" 

C.\i)KT X. — "Yes, that was it." 

Lii-tuT. C. — "Well, wouldn't five deuces have 
taken his four tens?" 

Professor. — "Mr. Hojikins, what are some of the 
properties of potassium?" 

JoHNXi]?. — "It's a very hard metal and ." 

Prok]':ssor.— "Well, do they make spoons out of 

JoiiXNiic. — "Yes sir." 

XixixGEK. — "Those hoods in the laboratory cer- 
tainlj- are necessary things." 

H.\RDiSTv. — "Do you always wear them when you 
work over there ? ' ' 

SviMoxs — "My father has been voting the Demo- 
cratic ticket ever since he has been 'civilized.' " 

EwELL, L,. — "Major, has a captain the right to 
rebuke a private?" 

Major. — "No; that duty befalls the private's rear- 
rank man." 

"Sap." — "Bill, I don't want any more of them 
'eye-balls.' " 

SixcELL. — "How many brothers have you?" 

Gatch. — "Nine." 

SiNCELL. — "Are thev all bovs?" 


LansdalK (examining the calendar). — "Darhy, I 
believe Easter comes on Sunda)' this year. 

Kwi'Xt, L. (being told that the refining of sugar was 
effected by ]iassing it through l)one-black. ) — "Well, 
I've studied Physiulog}- but I never heard of that 
before.' ' 

Gkofi'. — "Say, Weigand, where can I get some 
dilute H2O?" 

.MiTCiii:i.i.. — "I think I will i)ass my next exam, if 
I don't Hunk." 

JI';mf1';k, M. — "Did you ever see an ostrich hitched 
ui) to a liugle?" 

1st. C.ADivT. — "Where are you going, Coliey?" 
2d. Cadet. — "I think I will go over to 'Guy' 

Bkoch (describing the ]iosition of a soldier). — 

and with heels as close together as the 

complexion of the num will ])ermit." 

"SiioKTV." — "Say, Sa]), who wrote the '}tIotli and 
the Flv?' 

Matthews. — "Kill a whole beef at once?! ! !" 

At a Sensor Class Meeting. 


Pke.SidI'.nt. — Cientlemen, this meeting has Ijeen 
called for the of selecting a design for a class- 
ring, it having lieeu decided at a previous meeting 
that we should get one. Has any member of the 
class a suggestion to make? 

. / Mcintcr. — ]\Ir. President, I would like to suggest 
that l)efore we proceed further in our discussion on 
this sid)ject, that we decide to inu'chase a "round 
ring" as I believe this style would be more duralile 
and ])erliaps more a])])ro]iriate for a class-ring. 


Accept our work, o'erlook our faults, 

Perfection we are not ; 
And from our book pick out some tlioufjhts 

Of sweet 'for,net-nie-not." 


AVc could not hope a work of fame 
To place before the world; 

Glance lightly critic; he humane. 
I'or man our banner's furled. 


OUR WORK on the 1900 REVEILLE is now finished. Its preparation has been to us a 
source of much ]ileasure as well as an experience such as we never had. None can 
realize but those who have lieen tlirough the toils of an editor, what unceasing lal)or is 
retiuired in the pnl)lication of an animal. 

This year some innovations have lieen made in the plan of the Reveille, and it is 
ho])ed the>' will be received favorably. This book we consider the crown of our monu- 
ment built at the Maryland Ag-ricnltural College. Its success depends alone ujion the 
efforts of the class rejiresentatives — the editors. 

We wish to extend our thanks to those who have aided us in our work. We 
acknowledge our indebtedness to Dr. Townsend for his excellent article on "Some Advances in Science 
Teaching." To Professor Bomberger we owe man}' changes in composition and rhetoric, and suggestions 
that have been carried out to advantage. 

The i^art of the Rr:vEi],Li-: that is second to none in im])()rtance is the illustration. For the sketches, 
we have been dc]K-n(leut u])ou Mr. K. II. Butler, a former member of the Class of 1900, who has grac- 
iously gi\'en us, in his best talent, many valuable sketches; to Miss C. C. Ward of New York we are 
greatly indebted for her 1/eautiful sketches. It is with great pleasure that we award each a copy of the 
Ri':vEiLLE as a slight token of our a])i)reciation of their work. 

Our humorous column is the condensed form of the iinuunerable, ridicrdous and extremely humorous 
happenings that have taken ]ilace from time to time during the }'ear. It determines the success of editor- 
ial efforts. We have endeavored to make it im])artial, indiscriminating and hitting all alike. No doubt 
some may think they have had more than their share, but as we have stated, we have tried to favor no one 
more than another. 

With these words we resign our claim upon j'our attention and wish j-ou many pleasant moments in 
persuing these pages, with a desire that they maj- be continued in REVEILLES that follow. 

Fraternallv Youks, 1900. 






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telephone: 733. 

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J.AMES H. l^n.K])l)]-:RMA^X. 

s^ Tailor and Importer, « 

122 K. KALTIX^ORE ST., AclJ. 13. & O. 
■PHONE 216. 

ALFRED PEARSON, Designer and Cutter. 





Wholesale Thomas 3c Thompson, R<;iaii 
DRUG AND f nrMiii^Ts. 


eor. Baltimore u Cight $t$.. 

Baltimore, nid. 

Trices Low. Best Ouality. I'irst-Class Kquipincnt, Caieful 
Supervision. Constant Sales, unarantee fiesli Jledicines at 
moderate Prices. Largest Prescription Business in the State. 


(Commercial and 



€lias. C. Ulalter, Itlgr. 
I^omc Cclcphonc 5$2. 

The Photographs in this Book 
were made by the 

American Uicw Co., 

22$ \l Charles Strea, 

Photographs of Buildings, Coun- 
try Residences, Interior and exter- 
ior, Rorses, Vachts, machinery, 
Agents' Samples, Groups, Photo- 
graphs in Caw Cases, also for 
Ralf-Cone Ulork for Catalogues 
and magazines. In fact, we 
Photograph Anything and Eoery 
thing. «««««««« 



Steam .1n^ (Bas ifittcri? 


423 Tenth Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. 

C . (Se^ii'rr r-iy <Stc/i r. 

J^rft/iA- 9//. £,c/if'fct'i 

y. C. o/c/iman's uonSy 

Hu-man-ic Shoes for Men - - $4.00 
Hu-man-ic Shoes for Women - $5*00 


939 Penna. Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Chas. H. Stanley, 

400 Equitable Building, Baltimore. 

Residence. Laurel, Md. 

Iiicludiiii; the world-renowned ESTEY ORGANS, WEBKR. 
KS'ri:V, I'lSCHKR and IVERS & POND PI.\NO.S. Pianos 
for Rent, .\, a full line of SHEET MUSIC, MUSIC I500KS 
and MUSIC.XL INSTRUMENTS of all kinds. 

Sanders $( Stayman, 

1327 F ST., N. W., WASHINGTON, D C. 



510 9th St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Ice Cream, Ices, Frozen Punch and Puddings, Charlotte Russe, 
TELEPHONE 1032. Fancy Cakes, Candies. 


Wm, F. Murb^ch,, 

G ^ « iiKl^'omr Caiior, 

Cor. Pork Ave. and Fayette St., 
ncrc Buildins. 


Correct Engraving in all lorms at Moderate Frices. 

Books and Stationery in the Greatest Variety. 

428 Seventh Street, 



<^^ ^ . S K I. I N G K R , 


711 I Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Manufacturers of Thermometers. 




Diamonds, Opera-Classes, Silver Wars, Photographers Supplies, 

16 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md. 


...PRES-S OF.. 



JAN 79