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Once upon a morning dreary, while I slumbered weak and weary, 
Slumbered sweetly to the music of a most harmonious snore, 

Suddenly there came a blowing, like a cyclone fiercely flowing. 
Or a hurricane a-going, going past my chamber door : 

" 'Tis the devil, sure," I muttered, "come from night's Plutonian shore. 
After me — and nothing more." 


Presently my soul grew stronger — hesitating then no longer: 

" Mr. Devil," said I, " truly your forgiveness I implore — 

But the truth is I was sleeping " — then, through transom-light a-peeping 
I could see no evil spirit, in the air or on the floor ; 

But I saw the bugler creeping, creeping from my chamber door — 
Simply this, and nothing more. 


And the bugle still is blowing, still is blowing, still is blowing, 

Every solitary morning, just outside my chamber door ; 
And the sound has all the seeming, to a man who still is dreaming 
Of a screeching fiend of hades, just outside my chamber door— 
And I cuss the blasted bugle as I jump upon the floor — 
REVEILLE, forever more ! 

— C 5, /?. 

Cdwptd^in Cloug'h Overton. 

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CAPTAIN CLOUGH OVERTON, of the Fiftecntli Cavalry, who was killed on 
May 14th hy being cut to ])icces hy the Philipjiine insurgents at Sucatlan, was a 
native of Indiana but was ajiijointed to West Point from Texas. After gradu- 
ation he was recommended for the Artillery Init selected the Cavalry and 
was assigned to the Fouitli Cavalry, with which regiment he w^as very ]i()])u- 
lar. While stationed in Aiizona he made a special study of heliograiihic 
signaling and irrigation. In 1893 he organized the relief expedition which 
rescued the Carlin party of hunters who were lost in the snows of Idaho. For 
this he received "recommendation in orders." Later he was commandant 
at the Maryland Agricultural College, but gave up this detail to join his regi- 
ment in the Cuban campaign. He led a trooj) at San Juan, in Wheeler'.s 
brigade, and was recommended for brevet for bravery m action. Capt. 
Overton was of a literary disposition, and his short stories of Mexican frontier 
life, i)ubHshed througliout the country, attracted consideralile attention. 
James Gordon Bennett thought so well of his st^de that he wanted him to 
act as war correspondent to the Herald in the Chinese-Japanese war. He 
had man)- friends in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, as w-ell as Texas and California, ami 
throughout the army. 

Capt. Overton came of good fighting stock. His father, a gallant Confederate Cavalr\nian, led the charge 
at Fort Donelson. He was from Kentucky, and raised and ei|uippeil, at his own exjjcnse, the Twelfth Ken- 
tucky Cavalry, the first troop that ever marched out of that state to hght for the Confederacy. 

The members of the faculty of the Maryland Agricultural College, nearly all of whom were associated with 
Capt. Overton during the period of his detail as Commandant at the College from j<Sq5 to i8g8, were much 
shocked and grie\'eil to hear of his untimelv death. 

Captain (Jverfon was an accomjilished o^entleman and a thoroxigh soldier. He practically reorCTanizeil the 
military discipline at the College, and his jjohcy, though strict, was soon recognized by the cadets as lair, and 
the effects of his influence are even yet apparent in the cadet battalion. He directed the military encampments 
held by our battalion, in i8g6 and 1S97, both of which he conducted with signal success and with marked bcnclit 
to the discipline of the cadet corps. 

No cadet came within the sphere of Capt. Overton's influence without becoming imbued with that sense of 
honor and bravery which goes to make a good soldier and a capable officer; when war was declared with Spain, 
a large number of our cadets enlisted, and were soon promoted for their excellent military training. 

Capt. Overton scorned a lie and all subterfuge, and his fearless bravery, which oftentimes approached reck- 
less daring, was an inspiration to those who were with him or under his command. 

As this hero lies dead, shrouded in his country's flag, he is mourned by none more sincerely than his former 
oolleagues and students of the Agricultural College of Maryland. 

Henry T. Harrison, Sec't. of Faculty. 

Editorial Bo&rd. 

©©©© — 

Arthtr Roscok Hikst, Editor-in-Chief. 
Associjs.te Editors. 

John Darby Bowmax. KoiiERT Laurie Mitcheel. 

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Athletics. Literary. Humeroui. 

Luther Eugene ALvckai.l. Joseph Coudon, Jr. vSamuel Porter Darby. 

Rossbourg Club. Class i».nd Historical. 

Thomas Baddeley Symons. Arthur Roscoe Hirst. 

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Board of Mana.,gers. 

Harry Nelson Lansdai.e, Ihisincss Manager. 

Assistant Business Managers. 

Williaji Samuel Kendall. John Irving Wisner. 


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|E, in making our initial, and doubtless, final bow to an indulgent public, do not intend to 
inflict upon them a long recital of the reasons why ' ' The Reveille ' ' of Nineteen Hundred 
and Two is not all that it should be. 
Against many difficulties we have labored and struggled to make it at least as good as its prede- 
cessors. We hope that we have succeeded. If so, we are more than repaid for our labors; 
if not, we have only the consciousness of an effort to do our best, to console us. 

A college annual is more or less, from necessity, mainly of interest only to those connected with 
the College itself. Therefore, if our work may seem mediocre, and our jokes pointless, to other 
readers, we hope that they will find some consolation in our sketches, of which we are really proud. 
We give most hearty thanks to all those who have so kindly assisted us in the literary and ar- 
tistic work incident to the preparation of "Reveille," and frankly confess that, if the book has any 
points of merit, it is due mainly to their efforts. 

Hoping that a perusal of the following pages will be of some interest to those for whom it was 
prepared, our friends, and that its contents may add something to the laurels won by the five pre- 
ceeding volumes, we subscribe ourselves. 

Yours most truly, 

The Board of Editors. 


Mrs. a. U. ^ilbrstfr. 


ic AXE D BV The Oi_ass or Nineteen 


TVRE <z> R American \A/omanmood and 
as a mark or our aprreciation or 
manv kindnesses rendered us v\/ h i 1_ e 
Students at the Marvland Aqricuu- 




Officers &.nd Faculty of Instruction. 

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R. W. vSii.vKSTEK, Prt-sidc?!/. Thomas H. Spence, A. M., I'icc-Prcsidnit. 

Professor of Mathematics. Professor of Languages, 

Maj. J. C. ScANTi.iNc;, U. S. A. Retired, Coiiniiandant of Cadets. 
W. T. L. Taliai'Kkko, a. B., J. Hanson MitciikiJv, M. E., 

Professor of Agriculture. Professor of Mechanical Engineering. 

H. B. McDoNNKi.L, M. D., B. S., 
Professor of Chemistry. 
Henry Lanahan, A. B., James S. Rohinson, 

Profes.sor of Civics and Civil Engineering. Professor of Horticulture. 

Professor of Entomology. 
J. B. S. Norton, M. S., K. B. Bomberger, A. M., 

Professor of Pathology and Botany. Professor of English and Civics. 

Samuei- S. Buckley, M. S., D. V. S., 
Professor of Veterinary Science. 

Henry T. Harrison, Ch.\s. vS. Richardson, 

Principal of Preparator\- Department. Director of Physical Culture and 

Instructor in Public Speaking. 

J. C. Hl.ANDI'ORlJ, B. S., 

Assistant in Mechanical Engineering. 
E. P. San.sten, M. S., E. H. Bi.odoett, M. S., 

Associate in Horticulture. Assistant in Patholog>- and Piotany. 

R. I. Smith, B. S., M. N. Straughn, M.S., J. B. Kohh, B. S., T. R. Gough, B. S., 

Assistant in Pjitomology. A.ssistant in Chemistry. Assistant in Chemistry. Assi.stant in Chenii.stry. 

C. G. CiiuKCii, M. S., W. H. VVhigand, B. S., 

Assistant in Chemistry. Assistant in Chemistry. 

Jos. R. OwKNS, M. D., Regi.strar and Treasurer. W. O. I^VERSi'iEi.n, M. D., Phy.sician in Charge. 

Miss M. E. Si'KNCE, Stenographer and Typewriter. 

Cdwlender for 19OM902. 


September 19th, 20th and Kntrance Examinations. 

Monday, September 23rd, 9 A. M College Work Begins. 

Friday, October nth Meeting of Board of Trustees. 

Friday, December 13th Meeting of Board of Trustees. 

Friday, December 20th Fall Term Ends. 

Friday, December 2otli, noon, to Friday January 3d, 9A.M. Christmas Hollidays. 


Friday, January 3d, 9 A. M Winter Term Begins. 

Friday, March 14th Meeting of Board of Trustees. 

Thursday, March 27th Winter Term Ends. 

Thursday, March 27th, noon, to Tuesday, April ist. 9 A. M . Easter Hollidays. 


Tuesday, April, 9 A. M Spring Term Begins. 

June 2d to 7th Final E.xaminations. 

Sunday, June 8th, 4 P. M Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Monday, June 9th Class Day. 

Tuesday, June loth Alumni Day. 

Wednesday, June iith, 11 A. M Commencement Day Exercises. 

Friday, June 13th Meeting of Board of Trustees. 

Stdwnding Committees of the Fd^culty. 



Prof. Bt:cKij':v. 



Major Scantung. 


Prof. Spence. 


Prof. Spen'ce. 



Prof. McDonnell. 


Prof. Bomberger. 

collegiate routine. 

Prof. Spence. 








Dr. Ever.sfield. 


Prof. Harrlson. 


Pkoi'. Rich.vrdson. 


Prof. Mitchell. 



Prof. Bojiberger. 


Prof. Richardso.n'. 





The New 

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The Development of the M. A. C. 

By Frank Byers Bomberger, '94. 

EARLY a half century ago, "certain wise 
and virtuous citizens of Maryland, being 
desirous of establishing an agricultural col- 
lege and model farm, in which those arts 
and sciences indispensable to successful 
agricultural pursuits may be taught," applied to the 
State Legislature for a charter incorporating the Mary- 
land Agricultural College. The Legislature, in 1S58, 
not only granted the charter as applied for, but actuated 
by a spirit of liberality in harmony with the motives of 
the advocates of the new educational movement, granted 
an annual appropriation of $6000 ' ' for such purposes 
as shall promote the welfare and success of the said 

This movement to establish a .school for instruction in 
the art and .science of agriculture in the State of Mary- 
land was, at that time, very popular ; and, under the 
charter granted by the legislature, stock to the amount 
of nearly $50,000 was sub.scribed and paid for by nearly 
four hundred persons residing in Marylaijd or the District 

of Columbia. The plan was especiallj' popular among 
the agricultural population, which, at that time, exer- 
cised such complete control over legislation in this State. 
Hence the liberality in the provisions of the legislative 

Land having been secured and proper buildings erected, 
the Maryland Agricultural College opened her doors to 
students on October 5, 1859. Then began the career of 
this new departure in educational work. Being a pioneer 
in this field (for only one other agricultural college — that 
of Michigan — takes precedence over the Maryland Col- 
lege in point of age ) the success of the institution was 
naturally problematical. But every circumstance seemed 
to point to a successful career. Her estate was ample ; 
her buildings were adequate for her immediate needs ; 
she was under the fostering care of a liberal legislature ; 
her directors were men of broad mind and sterling integ- 
rity ; she was supported by a wide clientele of patriotic 
citizens ; while her aims and aspirations received the 
sympathy of the influential class of the people of 
the State. 



The College rejoiced "as the young giant to run a 
race." Her loins were girded up for victory. Pros- 
perity smiled upon her ; no prophet could have predicted 
aught but a useful and successful future. But it was 
then, when all the present was secure and all the future 
.seemed bright, that the awful storm of civil war burst 
over this fair land. We shall not trace the vicissitudes 
of that dark and dreary period. But when, at length, 
the war-cloud lifted, and the light of peace shone over 
the land, it .showed the College crippled, burdened by 
debt, the fortunes of many of its founders wrecked bj' 
the tide of war, and the great agricultural class of 
Maryland, upon whom it had depended mainly for its 
sympathj' and support, impoverished and weakened in 
political power. 

But the need for such an institution in this State, 
ajiparent to the people before the ravages of war had left 
their mark upon our land, was now so urgent that again 
the State came to the aid of the struggling school. In 
iS66 the Legislature, in return for a half interest in the 
estate of the College, and on condition that the State 
should enjoy representation on the Board of Tru.stees, 
appropriated $45,000 for the of the College, 
such sum representing approximately the value of 
the College estate at the time. This grant having 
lieen accepted by a majority of the stockholders, the 
career of the College as a private institution was ended ; 
and, instead of having onh' a nominal interest in th.e 
school, the State came to be the main factor in the 
development of its destiny. 

Under the new regime, the College did not progress as 
its founders had hoped and expected. The Trustees 
having failed to carry out the main idea of its e.stablish- 
nient — the maintenance of a .school for instruction in 
agriculture — the Legislature refused to make the annual 
appropriation of $6000, which the College had hitherto 
enjoyed. The darkest period in the history of the insti- 
tution followed the withdrawal of the aid of the State ; 
and it was not until the )-ear 1888 that interest in the 
school began to revive. 

In that year the Congress of the United .States, by the 
so-called Hatch Act, established in each State and terri- 
tory of the Union an agricultural experiment station. 
That of Maryland was fixed upon the estate of the Mary- 
land Agricultural College. Two years later, under the 
provisions of the second Morrill Act, the Congress appro- 
priated $15,000, this sum to be increased by $1000 
aiuuially until the sum of $25,000 should be reached, to 
provide for ' ' the salaries of instructors and facilities for 
instruction," in each of the agricultural colleges in the 
I'nited States. ITnder the provisions of the first Morrill 
Act, the original Land Grant Act, by which the various 
agricultural colleges of the different States had been 
brought into existence, the ^laryland College had been 
a beneficiary since 1862. The lands donated by the 
Federal Government to the State, had been sold by the 
State, and the proceeds of the .sales had been invested as 
a permanent fund, the income from which, about $5,760 
annually, can be used for no other purpose than for the 
support of the Agricultural College. 


The Maryland College has enjoyed these liberal pro- 
visions made by the Congress until the present time ; 
and by this means has been enabled to secure the ser\'ices 
of a staff of instructors competent to take charge of 
many times the number of students for which the State 
has provided accommodations. On its part the State has 
granted an annual appropriation of $9000 to provide 
for the general expenses of carrying on the college 

The interposition of the liberal hand of the Federal 
Government began a new career for the College. Since 
the passage of the .second Morrill Act the institution has 
gone .steadily forward, increasing its efficiency, multi- 
plying the number of students receiving the benefit of 
its courses of instruction, and greatly extending the 
scope of its influence on the agricultural development of 
the State. 

This latter growth may be noted by a mere reference 
to the following lines of work in which the College is the 
leading factor. Under the terms of the Hatch Act above 
referred to, the College entered into a mutually beneficial 
cooperation with the Experiment vStation. On the one 
hand, the College profits by having available, for pur- 
poses of instruction, the various experiments, methods of 
investigation and scientific research, carried on by the 
Experiment Station ; on the other hand, the latter, by 
reason of similarity of aims in many particulars, is 
enabled to have the .services of certain members of the 
College Faculty ; while together both institutions work 
for the dissemination of information valuable to the 

great agricultural interests of the State. There is 
a verj' great benefit to these interests resulting from the 
establishment of the State Fertilizer In.spection, the 
Department of Farmers Institutes and the vState Horti- 
cultural Department, all of which are the results of the 
effort on the part of the College to extend its usefulness 
within the sphere of its allotted work. 

But the influence of the College on the agricultural 
development of the State does not end here. Recent 
3'ears have witnessed a great extension of its scope of 
usefulness by its cooperation with the State Highway 
Commission and the local Road Commissions, under 
whose management the roads of the State are being 
gradually but surely placed on a better basis. All of these 
evident efforts on the part of the College to make felt its 
influence for the betterment of the agricultural interests 
of the State have not been made by it unaided by any 
other force. On the contrary, it has ever been the aim 
of the College to recognize and cooperate with the 
various agricultural organizations existing throughout 
the State, and to further in every way possible the com- 
pleteness of such organization. It is, indeed, by an 
intelligent recognition, on the part of such organizations, 
of the usefulness of the work which the College has been 
trying to perform, that has made possible the above 
extensions of its sphere of influence. Upon this recog- 
nition, and the .sympathy and support resulting there- 
from, the College has relied in the past and will continue 
to rely in the future. And there should be required no 
better evidence of the fact that the College has been 




doing a useful work, than that todaj^ it has the almost 
unanimous indorsement of the agricultural organizations 
of the State. That this should be true augurs well for 
the future career of the College ; and we think that it 
presages still greater benefit to those interests upon which 
so largely rests the prosperity of our people. 

Resting here the discussion of the extension of the 
scope of the College work in the line of the practical 
application of scientific principles to the development of 
the agricultural interests of the State, we proceed to a 
consideration of the question of the development of the 
school as a source of technical instruction in agriculture 
and the mechanic arts. 

We have seen that it was the intention of the founders 
of this College to establish a school for training young 
men in scientific agriculture ; that, after the vState had 
interposed to aid the College in its recuperation from the 
vicissitudes incident to civil war, such idea was widely 
departed from by the existing management of the insti- 
tution ; and that such practice, after a number of years, 
resulted in the withdrawal of the financial support of the 
State. When the Federal Government extended its aid 
to agricultural education throughout the United States, 
a new feature was established in the work of colleges 
receiving such support. Under the provisions of the 
Morrill Act of 1890, such schools must provide for tech- 
nical instruction in agriculture and the meehanic arts. 

This period marks a new epoch in the development of 
the Maryland Agricultural College. From this time it 
has been an agricultural and tncchanical school, though 

the original name has not been changed to conform to the 
change in the scope of its work. This fact should not be 
lost sight of ; for, in the itUention of the author of the 
Morrill Act, and of those by whose support it became a law, 
this additional feature was deemed of equal importance to 
the instruction in the art and science of agriculture. 

In conformity with the spirit of the above-mentioned act, 
b}' which the institution receives by far the most important 
part of its financial support, the College at once began to 
make provision for the additional feature of the work. 
But, in order to give instruction in the mechanic arts, 
there must be available a building and equipment suffi- 
cient for the This the College could not, out of 
any fund available, provide ; for the State appropriation, 
though not required by law to be so used, was necessar}' 
to provide for the twenty-six scholarships which the lib- 
erality of the Board of Trustees bad provided for the benefit 
of the people of the State ; for books and tuition free to 
all students, and for repairs and insurance on the buildings 
already provided. Moreover, by the terms of the grant, 
not one cent of the federal appropriations might be di- 
verted to the procurement of any permanent plant or 
building, or for any purpose other than for the salaries of 
instructors and facilities for instruction. In 1894, however, 
by careful husbandry of its resources, the College was 
enabled to use enough of its general appropriation to erect 
a building and to purchase a partial equipment ; and, for 
the time being, the Department of Mechanical Engineer- 
ing was provided for. The Maryland Agricultural Col- 
lege had become an agriculturaland mechanical school. 


It might be well, if space permitted, to show here that 
a course of instruction, such as that intended by the 
author of the Morrill Act, is the ideal course, viewed as 
an aid to the agricultural development of a nation. The 
comparativelj- recent introduction to this country of the 
idea, following the German method, of training the hand 
while educating the brain, working upward from the 
kindergarten to the Manual Training School, is yet a 
most important advance over old methods of instruction. 
He who, while acquiring a principle, is taught the prac- 
tical application of that principal, whether it be of 
mathematics, or of agriculture, or of mechanics, is better 
equipped for his life work than is he whose mind is 
.stored with facts, the true relation and value of which 
are lost to him. The hand occupies such an important 
place in giving expression to ideas of the mind, that in 
an age of specialization as is this, the manual training 
becomes a prime necessity. The College is, therefore, 
not only acting in conformity with the ideas of its 
founders, but it has also caught the inspiration of the 
modern idea in education. 

But while provision was being made for the establish- 
ment of the Mechanical Engineering Department, the 
number of students had gone on increasing from year to 
year, until the old main building, used as well for dormi- 
tory as for lecture rooms, proved inadequate to the needs 
of the institution. The Legislature of 1898, therefore, 
provided a sum of money to improve the sanitar}' condi- 
tion of the old building and to provide an additional 
building to be the home of the various scientific depart- 

ments. Morrill Hall it was named in honor of the ven- 
erable .senator from Vermont, name is indelibly 
written in connection with the development of agricul- 
tural education in the United States. In 1896 the 
Chemical Department had erected a new building ade- 
quate for its, the funds therefor being provided 
from the income of the State Fertilizer Inspection. This 
relief of the crowded quarters of the College was, how- 
ever, only temporary, for increasing attendance of stu- 
dents made the demand for a new dormitory building 
imperative. The College, therefore, went before the 
Legislature of 1902, a.sking for an appropriation to enable 
it to receive the full measure of the liberal support which 
the Federal Government has always granted. 

It is .scarcely necessary to argue the justice of the 
demand made by the College. It is preeminently the State 
College. The need for such a school in the State of Mary- 
land, which has always been and will ever be an agricul- 
tural State, is obvious. The important agricultural and 
horticultural interests of the State demand careful atten- 
tion, and require the application of .scientific principles 
to their development. The College, with this fact in 
view, aims to provide for the practical training of the 
youth of Maryland. It aims to 1)e the logical climax to 
the Public School system of the State in so far as that 
sy.stem leads to scientific ends. The College does not 
offer a high course in belles-lettres. Other schools there 
are in the State which .seem better adapted to that work ; 
but for training in the sciences, in agriculture, and in 
the mechanic arts, it aims to be second to none in the Union. 


And when the fact is considered that the Federal 
Government has provided funds sufficiently large to 
provide for a Faculty capable of teaching many times 
the number of students for which the State has provided 
buildings, it must be evident to every thinking per- 
son that the State should cooperate to the extent of 
putting the College in position to receive the full benefit 
of the federal grants. Other States, and especially those 
of the great West, have shown a keener appreciation of 
the liberality of the nation. The agricultural colleges 
of the West, by the fostering care and patronage of the 
legislatures, have become, in almost every case, the key- 
stone of the educational system of the State. When we 
see the Legislature of Wisconsin appropriating $316,000 
in one year for the proper equipment of her State Col- 
lege, we cannot but feel that Maryland has not treated 
her State institution fairly. 

But now, at length, it seems that a brighter light is 
breaking over the horizon. The Legislature of 1902 has 
provided for a suitable dormitory building and for an 
extension of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. 
This means more students and more effective instruction. 
The aid given to the Experiment Station, the State Horti- 
cultural Department, and to the Department of Farmers 

Institutes will extend the scope of their influence, and 
every circumstance points to a long stride forward in the 
near future. who have followed the College through the 
many vicissitudes that have marked her career must feel 
a thrill of deep pleasure in the prospect of success thus 
spread before her. That much of the trouble of the 
has been caused by a failure to appreciate the true worth 
of the institution, bj' those whose welfare is greatly 
dependent upon its success, is undoubtedl}- true ; that 
the cloud of misunderstanding and doubt is gradually 
dissolving in the light of its real merits, must be to the 
friends of education, and especially to those sturdy 
friends of the College, who have .stood by her through 
adversity and defeat, a source of unfailing gratification. 

These have ever believed in the success of the College. 
Their faith in the triumphant destiny of the school has 
never wavered. And now that the light is breaking, 
we may hope that the dream will be realized. May 
the forward movement never be checked. May the old 
Maryland Agricultural College stride onward and upward 
until .she becomes what her friends have always wished 
to .see her — the crowning point in the system of Public 
Instruction in the State ! 



THE EDITOR of Reveille, in outlining his plans therefor, thought that it would be an 
excellent idea to allow each class, ( except the much imposed upon Preps., who need- 
less to say, did not furnish theirs, ) to furnish its own class heading. 

But, alas! Human frality did not forsee the terrifying effects of such a course, as 

evinced by the class headings following. 
The Seniors and Juniors, as usual, acted with great discretion, and succeeded in securing friends 
who kindly did the work for them, and did it excellently. 

The "Sophs'' and Freshmen, however, decided to allow members of their respective classes to 
do their headings. Of course, such an opportunity for "kindly offices'' so often rendered be- 
tween the two distinguished classes could not be lost, and they proceeded to "do" each other most 

Rumors of each other's doings filled the air, and finally, when the sketches were handed in, the 
unoffending editor was forced to push his bed against the door, and figuratively speaking, sleep 
under arms, to prevent some irrepressible classman of nineteen hundred and four or of nineteen 
hundred and five from seizing the drawing of the other class. 

They were preserved intact, however, and appear, in toto, an exhibit of the ' 'there is a friend 
dearer than a brother, ' ' spirit existing between the two learned classes. 








Class of 1902. 

Colors : — Old Rose and Royal Purple. 

Motto: — Palma Non Sine Pulvere. 

Yell .— Hickety ! Rickety ! Rah ! Rah ! Rhu ! 
Hociini ! Slocum ! Nineteeii-two ! 


John Darby Bowman, Prciidcnt . 

Luther Eugene Mackall. Secretary and Treasurer. 

Robert Laurie Mitchell, Mcc-President. 
Arthur Roscoe Hirst, Historian and Prophet. 

Class Roll. 

John Darby Bowman, Hyattstown, Md. 
Samuel Porter Darby, Sellman, Md. 
Arthur Roscoe Hirst, Cambridge, Md. 
Luther Eugene Mackall, Mackall, Md. 
Thomas Baddeley Symons, Easton, Md. 

Joseph Coudon, Jr., Perryville, Md. 
William Samuel Fendall, Towson, Md. 
Harry Nelson Lansdale, Dama.scus, Md. 
Robert Laurie Mitchell, La Plata, Md. 
John Irving Wisner, Baltimore, Md. 


JOHN DARBY BOWMAN, Captain Company "B" ' Hyattstown. 


President Class of '02, '99-'02; Manager Baseball team '02; Vice-President June Ball; 
Treasurer Rossbourg Club ; Vice-President Athletic Association ; Tennis Champion '01 ; 
Associate Editor "Reveille." 

" Go ! fair example of untainted youth, 
Of modest wisdom and pacific truth. ' ' — Pope. 

Alias " Bow." — Born on Sugar- Loaf Mountain, and has never lost this first 
accession of sweetness. Has always been noted as a good little 
boy, receiving a book of poems as a reward for good behavior 
while in the schools of his native town. "He is tall and fair, with 
curly hair," and wears a continual smile upon his face which is not 
unlike the famed expression of the historical Cheshire cat, but this 
is only a token of his extremely good nature and sunny disposition, 
which have made him the most popular man in school. 

He is noted for love of home, and an unconquerable propensity 
to pamper the inner man. A great frequenter of the theatre, where 
he picks up love speeches to try upon the first unsuspecting young 
lady he meets. 

Perhaps his greatest claim to fame lies in the fact that he has 
never been on the sick list in a four- year's course at M. A. C. 


JOSEPH COUDON, JR., 1st Lieutenant Company "A" 



Chairman Invitation Committee Rossbourg Club and June Ball. 
Literary Editor " Reveille." 

Then he will talk. Good gods ! how he will talk. ' ' — Lee. 
"An abridgement of all that is pleasant in man. " — Goldsmith. 

The subject of this sketch was born at PerryviUe, Md., on the banks of the 
Susquehanna, the ninth of September, 1880. He graduated from 
Cecil High School after being twice suspended for disobeying the 
most stringent mandate of the school authorities forbidding the 
boys to walk with the fair sex. But Joe, like Love, "laughs at 
locksmiths." His veracity is never doubted, but on account of 
his many miraculous adventures many of the boys stand much in 
awe of him. Joe's chief delights are to plague S. P., his room- 
mate, and to pay extended visits to " God's own country," Southern 


SAMUEL PORTER DARBY, Captain Company "A" Sellman. 


Treasurer Athletic Association; Humorous Editor "Reveille, 
Morrill Literary Society. 

" Vice-President 

The world knows nothing of its greatest men. " — Taylor. 
Man delights not me; no, nor woman either." — Shakespeare. 

Alias " S. P." or " Sporter." — Born at Barnesville, Montgomery County, 
Maryland, on the sixteenth day of April, 1881. Attended the high 
schools of Washington until the fall of '99. when he entered the 
Sophomore class at this College. A model of military propriety 
and a worthy successor of the preceding captains of Company "A." 
Does not care for society, but appears at the "hops" in the most 
business-like manner. Has been known to leave the hall in the 
height of the dance to study German, which is his first love among 
the languages. 

Has never been known to commit any criminal act other than the 
procuring of a pony under false pretenses. Some suspicion aroused 
by his holding such an important position upon the Strategy Board. 


WILLIAM SAMUEL FENDALL, 2nd Lieutenant Company "B" Towson. 


Assistant Business Manager " Reveille ; " Tennis Champion '00 ; Manager Tennis Team, '02. 

' A youth was there of quiet ways, 
A student of old books and days." — Longfellow. 

Alias "Billy." — Was born at Towson, Md., August 23rd, 1882. Graduated 
from the public schools of that lovely town, and entered the Freshman 
class of Maryland Agricultural College September, 1898. Here we 
have a hard student and a popular man ; born a soldier, but never a 
disciplinarian. Is known as the swift man of the Senior class, and 
the feminine hearts which have succumbed to his fascinating arts 
may be counted by the score. After his return this year, having 
had a severe attack of typhoid fever, he threatened to wreck the 
Commissary department, but he has since settled down to only 
double the usual allowance of food. 


ARTHUR ROSCOE HIRST, 2nd Lieutenant Company "A" 


Editor-in-Chief of "Reveille:" Class Prophet and Historian, '02; Secretary and 
Treasurer Morrill Literary Society; Valedictorian, '02; Baseball team, '01-'02. 


" Talent alone cannot make a writer, 
There must be a man behind the book. 


" No wher so busy a man as he ther was, 
And yet he seemed busier than he was. " — Chaucer. 

Commonly known as "John E." Born at Elmont, L. I., on the thirty-first 
day of March, 1881. At the tender age of six he moved to 
Cambridge, Md., and attended the public schools there, graduating 
in 1898 with honor. Entered the Junior class of Maryland Agricul- 
tural College in the fall of 1900, leading that class. He is a favorite 
with all and a hard student, yet never failing to have a good time. 
The length and number of the scented billet-deux which he receives 
prove his ability to fascinate the unsuspecting fair sex. 

Mr. Hirst has evinced great interest in literary work and in 
baseball, playing both years on the team, and to him may be credited 
a large part of its success. Noted as a "Jack of all trades" with 
the usual result. 


HARRY NELSON LANSDALE, 1st Lieutenant Company "C" 



Business Manager "Reveille:" Manager Second teams, '01-'02 ; Chairman Floor Committee 
June Ball ; Chairman Floor Committee Rossbourg Club ; Vice-President New Mercer Literary 

" My only books were woman's looks, 
And folly all they've taught me-" — Moore. 

" A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing." — Midsummer Night's Dream. 

Alias "Partridge." — Born at Damascus, Montgomery County, Maryland, 
September 30th, 1879. He attended public school at Cold Hill 
Academy, but has never since been frozen out. At a tender age he 
manifested a strong antipathy to the fair sex which he still manfully 
labors to overcome. He is always found present at gatherings of 
social kind, usually accompanied by one of the sharers of our fates. 
Has been known to traverse the road to Captain's on other than 
official business. Cause unknown.(?) In his various positions of 
trust he has acquitted himself most creditably. Mr. Lansdale is also 
noted for his ability to read German, never making less than a ten. 


LUTHER EUGENE MACKALL, 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant Mackall. 


Manager '01 Football team ; Vice-President Rossbourg Club ; Athletic Editor "Reveille;" 
Chairman Refreshment Committee June Ball; Class Historian '98-' 01. 

' ' A fiery soul which, working out its way, 
Fretted the pigmy body to decay. 
And o'er-informed the tenement of clay. " — Dryden. 

Alias "Rat." — Born in Calvert County, December 8th, 1882. Graduated 
from the public schools there and entered the Freshman class of 
Maryland Agricultural College in the fall of '98. He is a man of 
great possibilities, and has already refused several fine pecuniary 
offers from circus companies to appear as a "Living Skeleton." 
Impulsive to the last degree, there has been much danger of losing 
him from the class, but by dint of much persuasion he decided not 
to enter the Hymeneal state until after graduation. 

In jockeying he is a veritable Tod Sloane, having ridden 
successfully, as well as prudently, for two years, to the extreme 
satisfaction of the Chair of Classics. 


ROBERT LAURIE MITCHELL, Captain Company " C " La Plata. 


President Rossbourg Club ; President New Mercer Literary Society; Associate Editor 
"Reveille; " Salutatorian, 1902, 

' ' A man of ready smile and facile tear, 
Improvised hopes, despairs at nod and beck, 
And language — ah, the gift of eloquence ! " — Browning. 

Alias "Mitch."— Born at La Plata, Md., August 13, 1883. Graduated a 
Hanson Hill Academy, and entered Maryland Agricultural College 
in September, 1898. Independent in the extreme, afraid of no one, 
and consistent in all his duties, is the best description possible of 
his character. Is known to be the only man in his class, except 
Wisner, who has never been beguiled into falling in love by the 
alluring ways of " woman, lovely woman." 

Mr. Mitchell is famed as an orator, and has been known to bring 
tears even into his own eyes by his eloquence. He is also noted as 
a financier, having once even gotten a dime from Professor Pond for 
the Junior Hop. His natural talent for law will undoubtedly make 
for him a high place in that profession. 


THOMAS BADDELEY SYMONS, Major Cadet Battalion Easton. 


President Athletic Association ; President June Ball Organization ; President Reception Committee 
Rossbourg Club ; President Morrill Literary Society ; Editor Rossbour^ Club, "Reveille." 

" A huge idolator of monosyllables. " — Swift. 

Upon what meat does this, our Caesar, feed, 
That he has grown so great F ' ' — Shakespeare. 

Alias " Sy." — Easily distinguished as the finest specimen of physical man- 
hood in College. " Sy " is English to the core and, therefore, never 
fails to appreciate a good joke. Bugs are his hobby and he will 
never tire of astonishing one with words of infinite length, culled from 
his Entomological vocabulary. With the ladies he is "Major " as 
well as with his battalion, and makes with them an infinite number of 
conquests. " Sy " can often, on Sundays, be seen wending his way 
to town in quest of two o'clock dinners with " his own bestest." 
" And that is a picture no artist can paint." 

To Major Symons belongs much of the credit for the almost 
perfectly drilled cadet battalion of this year. 


JOHN IRVING WISNER, 1st Lieutenant Company" B" Baltimore. 


Chairman Refreshment Commintee Rossbourg Club; Assistant Business Manager "Reveille;" 
Chairman Programme Committee Morrill Literary Society. 

' For he, by geometric scale, 
Could take the size of pots of ale . 
And wisely tell what hour o' day 
The clock does strike by Algebra. ' 


Alias "Billy," also "Ikey." Born at Martinsburg, West Virginia, but 
moved to Baltimore while still in kilts. Attended the Baltimore 
public schools until 1896, when he became industrious for three 
years. Entered the Sophomore class, Maryland Agricultural College, 
in 1899. Wisner was never known to hurry, being best known by 
the cognomen of " old cow's tail." Is a slow but sure thinker, and 
bears all the ear marks of some day being a great professor of 
higher mathematics. Has been known to fall from virtue on one or 
two occasions but, fasted, prayed and read Scripture all day Sunday 
in expiation. Has a tender spot in his heart for the ladies, but it has 
never been touched. 



Ye olden heralds, grim and grave, 
Blew loudly when a blast they made 
To usher in a knight of old, 
When bent on some great action bold. 


But I, a simple maiden, blow. 
For acts of peace and conflicts slow ; 
The past and future of Nineteen Two, 
Whose deeds I now proclaim to you. 


History of the Cl&ss of Nineteen-Two. 

T is needless to recite the history of our vari- 
ous trials and tribulations since we, as the 
class of 1902, entered the portals of Mar)-land 
Agricultural College, some four years ago. 
Sufficient is to saj-.that as Freshmen we re- 
ceived the necessary, or more than necessary, amount of 
"fanning," usually inflicted upon that unsophisticated 
class ; and that, as Sophomores, we endeavored, without 
malice, to return the favor in kind. In the Freshman year 
we numbered thirty-four members ; but each year has 
served only to decrease our number, and tonight we stand 
before you reduced to ten. However, we have done re- 
markably well since the beginning of the Junior year, 
losing only three men, one, much to our regret, leaving 
in his Senior year. 

Since our first organization we have stood together as 
a class with a solidarity and an unanimity of aims which 
has been the keynote of our collegiate career. No trace 
of dissen.sion of any kind has been present, and we stand 
as united in views and purposes today as we did at our 
first class meeting. 

The class has taken a determined stand against hazing 
and we think we can say that, .second only to our hon- 
ored President and F'aculty, do we deserve the credit for 
the reform which has taken place along this line during 
the last year. 

The social features of the college have more than been 
kept up to their old state of enjoyableness, (if we may 
coin a word,) while under our charge; and never have the 
dances been more select and more pleasant than they have 
been this last season. 

In athletics, including tennis, we have furnished many 
men who have done both their class and the college credit 
on the field of sport : and, perhaps, the loss of one of our 
number had much to do with our football team's lack of 
success during the past season. 

The class has also adopted a school pin which would 
do credit to any college, and which is a vast improvement 
on anything we have as yet had. "The Reveille" too, 
has received a .share of our attention, and we hope that 
the resumption of the old form and the minor changes 
which we have made will meet with general approval. 


The j^ear of 1902, such an eventful one to us, has 
passed, it seems now, as swiftly as the cloud of a summer 
da\'. In vain are regrets! Time has turned once more 
his hour glass and Fate, in its remorseless decree, hassaid 
that we have finished. Classmates, schoolmates, teach- 
ers, all, must separate, perhaps never again to meet on 
this side of the bourne, toward which all of us are wend- 
ing our ways. 

But, classmates, as we part, let us gird ourselves for 
the impending battle, and let each of us enter it with a 
determination to conquer in the strife. May we all make 

lasting impressions in our own lines of work, andmeetin 
the great beyond to attend the final roll call, and to receive 
our just reward for dut}' well performed. 

L,et us trust that our loved Alma Mater will ever press 
upward and onward until she shall reach the position due 
her in the niche of fame, side by side with the great uni- 
versities of America ; and may she ever send out into the 
world classes which have as deep an appreciation of her 
services and as great a desire for her advancement as has 
the class of 1902, 




I tune my lyre, the muse attend, 

And to my aid her efforts lend; 
Inspire my pen to sweeter strain 

Than e'er issued from mortal brain. 
For a subject now consumes my time 

For whom the most impassioned line; 
But shadows forth the charming grace 

That changeth not for time nor place. 


In nature, sweet as the gentle dove; 

Her smile, a glimpse of Heaven above. 
Her teeth, so small and pearly white. 

Shame the poor sheet on which I write. 
Her form, the perfection of airy grace, 

As 'twould have to be to match her face. 
In her, the graces all unite. 

To dance with her is rare delight. 

Born in the purple, sweet as the rose. 

She rules the world where'er she goes. 
Her beauty! Words can't tell the tale! 

Immortal poets e'n would fail 
To tell one half the charms that grace 

Her blushing, ever changing face. 
In form, now large and now petite 

But never aught but dear and sweet. 

To complete the picture, add a vim 

To drive a man to any sin; 
Or to live anew to win one smile. 

From lips so free from sin or guile. 
She is the bulwark of our might. 

The champion of all that's right. 
Long may she live beloved and true, 

Is the wish of the Class of Nineteen-two. 

—A. R. H. 


Class Prophecy, Nineteen-Two. 

"A Prophet is noi without honour, save in his own eouiitiy.' 

NE evening in early June, nineteen, twenty- 
one, I was sitting in the greatest ease and 
comfort in my office, the inevitable cigar in 
my mouth, and with my feet resting com- 
fortably on the desk before me. The time 
being so near that of my graduation, nineteen j'ears be- 
fore, my thoughts naturally turned to old Maryland Agri- 
cultural College ; and, half asleep and half awake, I was 
dreaming of old times and the many merry days of long 
ago at the college. Recollections, some almost tragic, but 
for the most part merry, thronged upon me ; and, as I 
lived anew the old life, one by one the old faces seemed to 
pass before my eyes, filling me with a vain desire to pass 
again through those days and see the boys as they used 
to be. 

Suddenly there came a knock at my door, disturbing 
my musings, and in answer to my inquiry: "Who's out?" 
there entered a man, bearing all the awe-inspiring ear 

marks of a book agent. He had the usual affable, oily 
demeanor of the clan, and carried his propaganda in a 
huge I anticipated him by saying: "I don't care 
for any book or books to-day. I have an Encyclopedia, 
a 'History of the United States Empire,' and an 'Ever\' 
Man His Own Physician,' and I have no desire to hire 
any storage room just at present." 

Of course this had no more effect upon him than did 
the report of the Schley Court of Inquiry have on the 
mind of the American public. In a beautifully worded 
speech he informed me that he was selling a history of all 
the men composing the classes which had graduated from 
the Maryland Agricultural College since the century 
began. Of, my interest being aroused, I ordered 
a copy. 

After waiting the usual long period between the time 
of ordering and of receiving subscription books, my copy 
did finally arive. With what impatience did I await the 


opening of the case, and how eagerly I turned the pages 
to find the histories of my old classmates! Ah! here it is 
in large sized type, as the subject deserves: — 
"The History of the Class of Nineteen Hundred 
AND Two, Since Its Graduation." 

Arranged alphabetically, I read the following entries : 

John Darby Bowman, Mechanical. 

Soon after graduation Mr. Bowman returned to Mary- 
land Agricultural College as the head of the Department 
of Mechanical Engineering, made vacant by the resigna- 
tion of Professor Mitchell, '98, to accept a position at 
Cornell Universitj'. 

In nineteen hundred and three he married the noted 
belle, Miss Blank, of Washington. 

Professor Bowman is noted for his always smiling de- 
meanor and an unfailing good nature, having even been 
known to meet the Sophomore class in "Applied Mechan- 
ics" without losing his temper. 

He employs two French chefs in his immense establish- 
ment, and has gotten out of the habit acquired while a 
student of making a daily kick on the menu. 

ITnder his care the mechanical department has more 
than kept pace with improvements in the other depart- 
ments of the college, and is today sending out j'early 
dozens of graduates who easily obtain the best positions. 

Joseph Condon, Jr., Agricultural. 

Became a farmer on a large scale on leaving college, and 
now owns one of the largest stock and wheat farms in the 
East. Mr. Coudon was nearl)' ruined bj- numerous breach 
of promise suits in the five years following his graduation; 

but in nineteen hundred and six he finally married and 
has .since, by compulsion, settled down. 

The Pennsylvania Railroad runs a special mail to Cou- 
dontown, Cecil Count)', Maryland, to accommodate his 
immense correspondence from people seeking advice in 
love affairs. 

During his leisure hours he writes fairy tales ; first for 
the edification of his children, and afterwards in 
to a universal demand for publication. These have an im- 
mense sale, and Mr. Coudon is known as "The Grim of 
America." Among these "The Hyatt.sville Nights;" 
"Girls Who Have Loved Me," and "I'm Giving It To 
You Straight," are the most read. The proceeds of their 
sale Mr. Coudon has generously donated for the support 
of the Coudontown Free Library. 

S. Porter Darby, Agricultural. 

He too, became a farmer on a large .scale, settling in 
"Old Montgomery." Has never married, as he says it 
was easier to keep Companj' "A" in order than it would be 
to manage one woman. He keeps "Liberty Hall" on a 
large scale, and some exciting tales of the jolly times there 
are extant in his county. His fine figure and military 
bearing are so fascinating to the fair sex, that he has been 
forced to build a six foot wall around his demesne to de- 
fend himself from their importunities. Rumors of his 
final capture are now current, but his friends hope for the 

The time Mr. Darbj' can spare from his ponies he spends 
in writing for "The Montgomerj- Egg Producer" and 
"Rockville Hayseed." His most noted works are "How 


to be a Successful Farmer Without Labor," "German 
Without a Pony," and "M3' Experiences on the Strategy 

William S. Kendall, Mechanical. 

Entered the drafting department of the Bureau of Naval 

Construction of the United States in the fall of nineteen 
hundred and two, and has since become head of his de- 
partment, as well as of an interesting family. He is noted 
for his proficiency in mathematics; and, for recreation, 
has written "A Discussion of my Limits in Integral Cal- 
calus.'' He is champion tennis player of America, and 
is especially fond of high balls and low twisters. Has 
been proposed (nineteen hundred and twenty) as Secre- 
tary of the Navy, but the appointment has not yet been 
made. His natural antipathy for water maj' lead him to 
refuse the honor. 

Mr. Fendall designed, by himself, all the parts of the 
great battleship, Maryland Agricultural College, which 
has revolutionized naval construction. There seems to 
be no limit to his powers, and his friends confidently ex- 
pect him to become a second Roosevelt. 

Arthur Roscoe Hirst, Physical Scientific. 

Could not tear him.self away from the garden spot of 
the world for some time after graduation. 

Finally however, he went aboard to .study mathematics 
and physics at Leipzig. Remained there some time, and 
while there "buncoed" a lovely young hieress from 
America into marrying him. He obtained a Ph. D. in 
Physics, and has been for several years Professor of 
Physics at Columbia Universit}'. 

Owns a large wholesale tobacco store in New York 
City; but it has never declared a dividend, since the pro- 
prietor uses so much of its stock of trade. His friends 
fear he will be as unfortunate as Grant, but his wife haS 
so much of his heart that there .seems to be no danger. 


Dr. Hirst writes when he is not sleeping, and some- 
times writes as if he were asleep. Is dramatic editor of 
"The Broadway Magazine," and is verj- fond of chorus 
girls. His books "Some I Have Had," "The 
Curve of Sheer Nonsense" and "The Carrying Capacity 
of Man" have been printed. 

As a member of Tammany Hall hea.'^sists Mr. Mitchell 
in his crusade against the saloon. 

During his spare time he endeavors' with great success 
to teach a minature Hirst some of the rudiments of base- 

Harry Nelson Lansdale, Chemical. 

Succeeded Dr. Remsen as Profes.sor of Chemistry at 
Hopkins in nineteen hundred and ten, after successfully 
holding professorships in minor colleges. He is noted 
for an unusually affable manner which makes him ex- 
tremely popular with the boys; and for the number of 
"cases" through which he has successfully passed. Was 
finally captured in nineteen hundred and five by a charm- 
ing young ladj' who graces his palatial home on North 
Charles Street, Baltimore. Dr. Lansdale is a great pat- 
ron of the drama and owns several theatres, since he finds 
that the cheapest waj- to pay his ticket bills. Is the 
author of several exhaustive works on Chemistrj-, includ- 
ing "How to Make Theory and Practice Agree in Chem- 
ical Experiments." "The Minimizing of Errors," and 
several standard text books. 

He is a noted society man, and spends much of his time 
in New York, where he has succeeded the great Harry 
Lehr in the management of society functions. "Lans- 

dale on Etiquette" and "Lansdale on How to Disembark 
From Street Cars" are widely read. 

Luther Eugene Mackall, Classical. 

Married as soon as he left college, and soon after at- 
tended Maryland ITuiversity Law School, from which he 
graduated, nineteen hundred and four. Has a large 
practice in Baltimore where he put out his shingle upon 
receiving his degree. He is especially sought after to 
conduct breach of promise suits and divorce, in the 
successful conduct of which he has gained an interna- 
tional reputation. 

As an auxiliary, he owns an immense livery stable, 
which is noted for sheltering the finest horses and ponies 
and equipages in the city. 

It is his chief recreation to take an evening drive with 
his family on some of the fine boulevards of Druid Hill 
Park, where his masterly driving of his four horses, 
Horace, Livy, Lacitus and Juvenal, excites much favor- 
able comment. Hon. Mr. Mackall also derives a large 
income by his lectures at the various ITniversities. His 
best known efforts in this direction are "How to Mini- 
mize Brain Effort" and "Why a College Man Should 

Robert Laurie Mitchell, Chemical. 

Graduated from Vale Law School with high honors in 
nineteen hundred and five. Is now a lawyer of large 
practice in New York City, where his office is beseiged 
with a ceaseless flow of clients. Judge Mitchell, (for he 
has risen to that distinction, ) has won manj^ cases now 


famous in law annals, by his eloquence and combative 

He married earl}- in life and says he has never regretted 
the step. As captain of Company "C" Seventy-first New 
York Volunteers, he is vastly popular with his men who 
admire grit, as do all Americans. 

All the spare time left to him after the demands of his 
practice are met, he devotes to the study of higher 
physics, which is his hobby now as at Maryland Agricul- 
tural College. His work, "The Delight of Physical 
Science." with an introduction by Professor Lanahan, 
made an immense hit. Mr. Mitchell is a prominent 
Tammany leader, and has won great commendation by 
his energetic crusade against the saloon outrage, in which 
he has eclipsed even the famous Dr. Parkhurst. 

Thomas Baddeley Symons, Biological — Scientific. 

Soon after graduation accepted a position at Cornell, 
where he has since risen to be the head of the Entomological 
Department and State Entomologist of New York. Pro- 
fessor Symons has a slight impediment in his speech, due 
to using too many pollysyllabic words in his youth. His 
home is presided over by a lovely Englishwoman, whom 
he won while she was on an American tour. 

Mr. Symons is the beau ideal of a military man, and is 
Colonel of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth New York 
Regiment. Colonel Symons is also a writer of great 
prominence, both in the scientific papers and as the author 
of several books. His works, "Some Bugs I Have 
Known" and "A Journey Into the Unpronouncable," 
are justly famous. Indeed, so great have been their suc- 

cess, that he is thinking of retiring soon and devoting 
himself solely to letters. His fame as a dancer is well up- 
held b}- his children, who are prominent in the social life 
of Ithaca. 

John Irving Wisner, Physical — Scientific. 

Became interested in railroad engineering upon gradu- 
ation, and by perseverance and engineering talent has 
risen to be chief engineer of the great Morgan System of 

He has never married, but still enjoys life greatly as a 
member of the S. P. Darby Bachelor's Club. He is also 
a fencer of no mean ability, and has been known to foil 
many feminine intentions. 

Mr. Wisner is head of the "Society for the Relief of the 
Maryland Agricultural College Students Financially Em- 
barassed," which has been known to render aid to the 
whole student body during the weeks following Christmas. 

Mr. Wisner also is the chairman of the Republican 
State Central Committee, and it is mainly due to his 
efforts that the party still lives in Maryland. 

Like most of the he has literary tendencies which 
have for the part been exhibited in the form of 
fiction. His "Some Sports at Maryland Agricultural 
College," "The Fast Set," "He Fell in Love' With His 
Grand-daughter," are among the best sellers of the day. 

Here ended the entries. 

You can only half imagine the joy I felt in reading of 
the triumphs and fame of all of my classmates, and as I 
saw that all of our most sanguine dreams were more than 
realized, I could not refrain from once more waving my 
old cane above my head and giving the well loved class yell: 

Hickety! Rickety! Rah! Rah!Rhu! 
Hocum! Slocum! Nineteen Two! 

July I, 1921. 





I. II. 

Four fleeting years of happy life For us no more the whispering oaks 

Close o'er us here to-day. Shall wave above the throng, 

And from this marge their freighted cnarge That long delayed l)eneath their shade 

Is floating fast away; To join the swelling song. — 

True friends and tried, we, side by side. The old, old Ijugle ne'er shall tell 

To this last hour have come, Of anj- student care. 

When we must part with saddened heart. Nor one old hall shall e'er recall 

From our old College Home. The steps that echoed there. 

in. IV. 

Ah! sweet the hours when we shall turn Farewell — though change shall mark our path. 

To these last parting tears. And gray become each brow; 

And sweet the times when memory's chimes Though bitter care may be the share 

Ring from this aisle of years, — Of those we're leaving now. 

When we shall trace each friendly face Vet while the tide of life shall glide, 

Set in the golden past. And till its course is through, 

And thoughts shall rise of tenderest ties, Each heart shall find its love enshrined 

That bound us firm and fast. In M. A. C. and Nineteen Two. 



I CiioRis: 

I'pon the patli of knowledge steep O Class of Nineteen Hundred Two! 

The junior Class li;is nianhed along; With valient niemljers twelve and one. 

The ohstncles lieneatli their feet The M. A. C. expects from you 

Have all been crushed liy courage strong. The highest duties to be done. 

With lamps of wisdom Ijurning liright 

Tlie Junior Class has come at last. 
To reach the dignity to-night 
With noble Seniors to lie classed. 

Chorus: — 

The path of knowledge still before, 

The lamp of wisdom shall make bright, 
Until the journey shall be o'er 

And all the darkness turned to light. 

Chori's — 
—H. K. Bradford. 


Progress in Horticultural Education. 


O discover facts, to draw conclusions from data 
collected, in a manner that will evince our 
intimac\- with Nature's processes, is the goal 
of every progressive horticulturist. The 
rule of thumb methods, the imperious rul- 
ings of a narrow and self-inflated tradition, are not 
methods calculated to mark a man as either progressive 
or competent in any profession. These times call for a 
reverence for the past as containing sacred memories and 
grievous mistakes. The former should keep us true to 
ourselves, and the latter be guide posts to direct our future 
progress. In this future — near at hand — is an awaken- 
ing, portentous in the extreme, in all matters bearing 
upon horticulture and its kindred professions. There are 
men whole time is employed in yearning for the 
days of yore; who can see nothing substantial in their 
day and generation. Such beings are clogs upon the 
wheels of progress; they are tied to the past, and hence 
dead to the future. They are unable to see aught of 
worth in the present, and the future is teeming with eter- 
nal ruin for man and all of his systems built upon the ac- 
cumulated wisdom of the age. These men are not built 
after the type of Whitney, Fulton, Field, Cooper, Gray, 

Darwin, Agassiz, Bailey, Kerr, Emory, Harris, Harrison, 
Hale, Morrill and a host of others, the roots of whose 
lives reach deep down into the past and partake of the 
fertilizing power of its wisdom, in order that the blossom- 
ing of their present lives may promise a fruitage rich and 
rare to their posterity. 

These are the men who with one accord join in the 
acclaim: — 

"We are marching, we are living. 
In a grand and awful time : 
In an age on ages telling, — 
To Ije living is sublime." 

These lines are applicable to horticultural education. 
Never perhaps, in the history of the world, have so many 
problems presented themselves for consideration as horti- 
culturists have before them today. Plant breeding, and 
the working out of the many problems which it presents; 
the philosoph}' of variation, whether the phenomena 
observed are accidental, or are built upon a great under- 
lying principle as inviolate in its action as the laws of 
gravity, are some of the problems inviting attention. The 
latter conclusion seems inevitable in view of the fact every- 


where obsen-ed, that in every living thing or being an 
individiiaHty marks its existence. This individuality rests 
upon the unshaken fact of the power of adaptability to 
environment, and this environment is man's handiwork. 
Do not understand that it is conceived bj- this statement 
that in this adaptability characteristics are not changed. 
Every characteristic, desirable or undesirable, rests upon 
the resultant force of favoring or unfavoring causes. 
Man's power to direct these is self confessed. 

Major John Adlum's name is a household word to hor- 
ticulturists. His close study of our native American 
grapes; his keenly trained mind and eye, analyzing exist- 
ing conditions, reduced the power of unfavorable forces 
and emphasized by his masterful control, favorable condi- 
tions, until he had a product to pre,sent to the American 
people, in the great "Catawba" grape, which Bailey 
claims leads all successful northern varieties in its wine 
making qualities. To men of the Adlum kind we trace 
all progress. Men with one idea, men with lives concen- 
trated to a single, and anchored to it with the 
chain of an invincible purpose which no vicissitude can 
weaken and no obstacle break. His faith in his founda- 
tion principle, that successful grape culture must rest 
upon our native stock, was the one idea that animated 
his life, and led to a final recognition of the truth in the 
minds of all grape culturists. Like every other funda- 
mental principle, it did not rest with this one product. 
Upon the same lines and out of the same conditions, 
Ephraim W. Bull gave to the world that wonderful vari- 
ety which is still so largely cultivated and known as the 

"Concord." Commercially, it stands "primus inter 
pares." Numerous other instances, such as the "Wor- 
den" and "Moore's Early" may be taken as striking evi- 
dences of finding a principle and following it in its adjust- 
ment to surrounding conditions, noting carefully the re- 
sulting evolutions. I know of no other instance in which 
modern horticulture can find evidence of progress more 
strongh' emphasized than is to be found in the care and 
culture of this fruit. The same reward must have at- 
tended every patient investigator in everj' other line of 
horticultural development. 

The centur)' just closed is full of victories. The edu- 
cational features were of a trying character. The inves- 
tigators blazed the way to their ends. Through many 
failures and much tribulation they reached the goals they 
.sought. Out of an abundance of thought an ideal was 
born, and patient work produced its material counterpart. 
In this opening of the Twentieth Centur}-, how different 
the conditions. We face the future; it contains full hope 
and most favorable promises. In every State of our 
llnion, trained and eager men stand at their laboratory 
tables and in the fields, conversant with all the past con- 
tains, and collecting all that the present gives birth to, 
ready to announce to a listening multitude the solutions 
of the problems which must come as the result of such 
well directed effort. The one imminent danger is the im- 
patience of a restless American public. "Rome was not 
built in a day," nor can the solutions of problems which 
affect the lives of those engaged in agriculture in its 
broadest or highlj- specialized sense, be expected in a few 


months or years. Nature is an imperious, j^et trutliful 
mistress. Her answer to queries when properly placed 
are given in her own good time, unerringly answered. 
The responsibility for their proper translation, rests upon who attend her ways. These attendants look to 
practical men in the field to make provision for their best 
work. How can this be done? 

First, from a full realization that the work in which 
they are engaged requires a storehouse of knowledge, as 
complex as that which must be possessed by a successful 
man engaged in any of the so-called "learned" pro- 
fessions. This is a truism not realized by many. It is 
the sheet anchor of our hopes, and the touchstone of every 
pronounced success. Progress in any of the vocations 
of man is generally' born of a necessity strongly realized. 
In the business world, this is the lever that has raised the 
extraordinary activity which we witness on the great 
plane of human endeavor. Agriculture in its widest 
sense, as well as in its highly specialized departments, is 
beginning to feel this necessity. Everywhere — in the 
orchard, in the garden, the green and the fields — 
men are turning their attention to the solution of the 
problems which confront them. Tradition, the method 
of thumb and mere mechanical proce.sses, are giving place 
to the more rational conception that man's dominion over 
matter and force, is dependent upon a trained head. 

With a few exceptions, the birth of this thought can 
be placed at about the year 1888, when our experiment 
stations were born. It was still further emphasized in 
1890, when the Second Morrill Act came into existance. two agencies mark the nativitj' of progress in agri- 
cultural and horticultural education. The march of this 
progress is shown Isy the evident appreciation of the efforts 
made by the Department of Agriculture in Washington, 
and the still more pronounced support in many States, 
of the institutions devoting their energies to the exten- 
sion of the idea that training is necessary to equip a man 
for horticultural or agricultural work. Men of rural com- 
munities are realizing that the curriculm of our public 
.schools must be changed in order that educa- 
tional possibilities are limited to a public school, 
may have at least an insight into the great fundamental 
principles which underlie their future work. 

Our short winter courses and nature study leaflets came 
into existence to supply a demand from those who now 
realize that their public school courses failed to direct 
their attention to the elements necessary to success in 
modern horticulture. It needs only a little time for the 
cultivation of a public sentiment, which which will rem- 
edy this evil from the standpoint of the public schools. 
It is not to be understood that it is claimed that the short 
courses are equal to the task of giving a man that train- 
ing of either head or hand, which will equip him for the 
work in hand. 

Our progressive horticulturists see the dawning of a 
brighter day, and some of the more progressive ones are 
even now living in the morning of that day, and are reap- 
ing the fruits of its blessings. The evolution of all pro- 
fessions takes place along identically the same lines. 
First, a literature is evolved; secondly, the reduction of 


this to a pedagogic forin; and thirdly, the training of men 
to apply this form to the practical affairs of the class 
rooms and fields. The first condition is supplied. A lit- 
erature ricli in data and conclusion is at hand. From the 
Department in Washington, from the colleges and exper- 
iment stations of the Union, and from the fields of the 
country, a literature wealthy in data and recorded results, 
is our heritage. This is the strongest evidence of progress 
in horticultural education. The progress of reduction to 
a pedagogic form has not been as rapid as the average 

American wishes. The American type of life wants re- 
sults right now; impatience is our one besetting sin. 

The same may be said of the third step in this evolu- 
tion. It is gratifying, however, to realize that there is 
a leaven of con.servatism in American life, which finally 
works it way through the mass of hasty, sensational and 
ephemeral progress, and gives us a final result which 
connuands the respect, admiration and acceptance of the 
civili/.ed world. 

February, 1902. R. W. Silvester. 


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Class Motto : 

Esse Quam Videre. 

Class Colors. 

Violet-bli'.e and 


Class Yell : 

Rah ! rah ! rhi ! 
Rah I rah ! rhi ! 
Heigh-ho ! 
Heigh-ho ! 

Nineteen Three ! 

Edgar P. Walls, President. Preston L. Peach, \'ice-President. John P. Coelier, Secretary and Treasurer. 
Caevin P. Page, Historian. Emmons B. Dunbar, Sergeant-at-Arnis. 

C1&.SS Roll. 

■K St X 

Charles H. Bouic, Rockville, Md. Enoch F. Garner, Duley, Md. 

Horatio K. Bradford, Washington, D.C. J. Marsh Matthews, Dulaney's Valley, Md. 

George W. Cairnes, Jarrettsville, Md. Simon B. Nicholls, Germantown, Md. 

John P. Collier, EUicott City, Md. Calvin P. Page, Frederick, Md. 

Emmons B. Dunbar, Springville, N. Y. Edgar P. Walls, Barclay, Md. 

Joshua H. Warfield, Florence, Md. 



History of the Cld^ss of Nineteen-Three. 

THE world is moving on, and time in her 
hurried perambulations has brought us to 
another epoch-making date, the appearance 
of the Reveille by the class of 1902 of 
the Maryland Agricultural College. 
To allow the Reveille to be published without con- 
taining a brief history of the class of 1903 would be 
nothing less than a calamity. 

This class has a interesting history. It entered 
these ancient walls in September, 1899, with thirty- 
seven (37 ) members on the class roll. What a wonder- 
ful gathering of humanity this class started out with ■ 
It contained boys from every part of Maryland, and 
from all the walks of life. But the .strictly military rule 
here soon moulded them into men, who realized that 
they were here laying the foundation for their future 
life, and had at heart not only their own advancement, 
but also that of the institution which they hoped would 
be their Alma Mater. 

After we matriculated we soon settled down to our 
duties. In our class was a number of athletes, and as 
coming events cast their shadows before, so we .soon saw- 

that 1903 would become famous as an athletic class. 

Several of our men made the football team after hard 
training, and whenever old Maryland Agricultural Col- 
lege had to depend upon the meiL then it was that the 
sons of " 1903" came to her re.scue and pushed her on to 

Here we entered upon the mid-winter examinations 
with a steady nerve, and, thanks to the professors' noble 
work, we nearly all passed. 

We continued on with our work, and soon June rolled 
around, and we were then to take our examinations for 
promotion to Sophomores. 

I must not fail to mention here that we had a success- 
ful ba.seball team, and .several members of our class were 
on it. 

June finally arrived, and after all its pleasures we were 
to leave old Maryland Agricultural College, after our first 
year here, for our homes to spend a pleasant summer 
and return as Sophomores. 

In September we returned to take up our new duties 
and studies. Some of our last year classmates decided 
to follow different pursuits in life than studying, .so thej- 


departed for other fields of duty. Althougli we lose 
some old boys, quite a number of new ones entered the 
class, and when the roll was called twenty-seven worthy 
Sophomores answered to their names. 

We entered upon our duties with a spirit, and when a 
call was made for the football team our class responded 
nobly. After hard and .scientific training we were repre- 
sented by five of our men filling positions on the team. 
We helped old Maryland Agricultural College to add 
many a victory to her long list, and to bring her forward 
in athletics. 

We all passed through our mid-winter examinations 
and were eager to return to our studies after a pleasant 
Christmas holiday. It was at this time our President 
was called away from us to his home. How well do I 
remember the parting of our President, and how sad we 
all were for a long time. 

We continued to work hard through the Spring at our 
studies, and the only thing that distracted our minds was 
baseball. Old 1903 was represented there, and her sons, 
as well as the whole team, made an enviable record. 

At last June came upon us w'ith its pleasures, exam- 
inations and promotions. Luckily we all survived, 
and once more we went home after putting in a good 
year of studying. 

In September we once more returned to find only 
twelve members present to take up the duties and respon- 
sibilities of Juniors. What was lost in quantity was 

made up in quality, .so we decided once more to put our 
shoulders to the and work hard for Senior glory and 

Once again our class had its full quota on the field for 
football, and when the .squad was formed we heard with 
much pleasure that one of our classmates had been 
elected Captain. 

Once more our class was without a President, as the 
one elected last year having failed to return to carry on 
his studies. We at once elected a new one, and we all 
hope he will not meet with the same misfortune as his 

After Christmas we were joined by an old last year 
boy, so we now have a class of unlucky thirteen. 

We all .studied hard, and after the Easter holidays 
returned to continue our good work. 

Baseball was the favorite .sport and was deep in the 
hearts of "old 1903," as she has a son who is Captain of 
the nine. 

June finally came with its examinations. We all met 
them as men, and after a delightful Commencement 
work returned to our homes — now Seniors. 

Let us drink to the health of "old 1903," and may 
she ever be the brightest,, and most learned of 
her Alma Mater. May its members grow ever to be 
patriotic, loyal and worthy men of the State of Mary- 
land, with this their motto, as ours — Esse qua in vidcre. 



Music by H. K. BRADFORD. 



Come, gather classmates all, once more. 

The milestones swiftly pass 
And standing at the Senior door 

We find our noble class; 
While peering through the mist we see 
On the next stone written— 1903. 

Chori's: Another year is gone, 

Another trophy won, 
And, in the volume of our deeds, 
Another chapter done. 

Come, boys, let's pledge ourselves to try 

A brilliant race to run. 
Then on to glorious heights to fly, 

In friendship, still as one: 
And proudly then to take our stand 
As valiant sons of Maryland.— Chorus. 

Come, rally, boys, let's win a name ! 

That makes the ages wonder — 
That speaks through all the halls of fame 

Like through the clouds the thunder; 
A model through the years we'll be, 
O, noble Class of 1903 I— Chorvs. 

-P. L. P. 


Boric — " Religion does not censure or exclude 

Unnumbered pleasures, harmlessly pursued." 
G.\R.NER — " What sweet delight a quiet life affords." 
Mayo — "Nemo in sese tentat descendere" 
Walls — "You sun-burned sickle man, of August weary. 
Come hither from the furrow and be merry." 
Cair.nes — "Chaste as the icicle that hangs on Dian's Temple." 
Matthews — "Tidings do I bring, and lucky joys, and golden times." 
Page — "Silence, beautiful voice." 
Warfield — "The ladies call him sweet; 

The stairs, as he treads upon them, kiss his feet." 
NiCHOLLS S — " Sweet are the slumliers of the virtuous man." 
Collier — "Sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh." 
Peach — "There is no true orator who is not a hero." 
Di'nbar — " It is a great plague to be too handsome a man." 
Bradford — " I to myself am dearer than a friend." 



Class of Nineteen-Four. 

Class Colors: — Violet and Maroon. 
Class Motto: — "Labor Omnia Vincet." 

Class Officers. 

Jas. a. AtiUTS.RSO'N, President. 

Walter R. Mitchell, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Class Roll. 

Class Yell : — Hi yackety yak ! 
Hi j-ackety j^or ! 
Yackety ! yackety ! 1904 

Hknry D. Watts, \lce-Presidcnt. 
Fred A. Jones, Historian. 

Jas. A. Ander.son, Deal's Island, Md. 
Edward D. Brown, Lakeland, Md. 
Thos. E. Bryan, Centreville, Md. 
Harold W. Burnside, Hyattsville, Md. 
Y. V. Caiidamo, Lima, Peru. 
Rich. P. Clioate, Randallstown, Md. 
John C. Cockey, Gwyniibrook, Md. 
Lewis W. Cruikshank, Cecilton, Md. 
T. A. P. Deaner, Boonsboro, Md. 
Joshua G. Ensof, Belfast, Md. 
Laurence M. Ewell, Baltimore, Md. 
Thomas A. Gourley, Burch, Md. 

Percy J. Grey, Glyndon, Md. 
Ralph Hamblin, Wango, Md. 
Fred A. Jones, Beallsville, Md. 
John R. Lewis, Clark.sburg, Md. 
E. C. Mayo, Hyattsville, Md. 
E. W. Merryman, Baltimore, Md. 
Robt. J. Meikle, Baltimore, Md. 
Jas. M. Merritt, Easton, Md. 
J. E. Moran, Washington, D. C. 
Walter R. Mitchell, La Plata, Md. 
Thos. B. Mullendore, Trego, Md. 


Geo. R. Ogier, Baltimore, Md. 

P. W. Rolph, Beltsville, Md. 

E. Ralph Sasscer, La Plata, Md. 

S. B. Shaw, Rehobeth, Md. 

Geo. L. Sincell, Oakland, Md. 

Ernest W. Stoll, Brookland, Md. 

J. McL. Street, Rocks, Md. 

J. McLeod Turner, Taylor, Md. 

Harry D. Watts, Belair, Md. 

Fletcher O. Webster, Baltimore, Md. 

G. L. Wentworth, Washington, D. C. 


History of the Class of Nineteen-Four. 

As Gibbons delighted in writing the history of 
the Roniam Empire — as Hume reveled in a 
de-^cription of the English people — as Ban- 
croft devoted himself to the pleasant task 
of placing upon history's pages the great 
achievemei.ts of our own glorious country and the names 
of her inunortal heroes — so the class historian is equally 
inspired to record the names and deeds of the class of 

True, we cannot boast, as could ancient Rome, of an 
eloquent Cicero : but we can point with pride to the 
silver-tongued Sincell, who holds an exalted position 
among the orators of our class. We have not, as had 
England, a Macauley, with a giant intellect and facile 

pen ; but we have the illustrious Cockey, whose powers 
of imagination and composition are marvels to his class- 
mates. Indeed, we have not, like America, a Washing- 
ton, noted for his genius in military affairs; but the 
honor of the class in this respect is upheld by cla.ssmate 
Deaner, who seems to combine in his soldier-like being 
the wonderful faculties of all the greatest generals of the 

But the duty of the historian is to go back to the 
beginning and trace the course of the class to the present 
time, recording all the important events incident to the 
subject in hand. 

The class of 1904 ! What a noble bunch of boys thej^ 
were, who, something le.'-s than two j-ears ago, forty-nine 


strong, passed through the portals of these classic halls 
and began their career as Freshmen. As the poet says 
of man, "How rich, how poor, how abject, how august, 
how complicated, how wonderful," was this class. But 
notwithstanding the great diversit}- of faces and forms, 
and the wonderful combinations and exhibitions of dif- 
ferent natures and qualities, they were, after all, a pretty 
fine lot of fellows ; and the had hardly been organ- 
ized before the strongest feelings of fraternity and friend- 
ship sprang up among the members. And so it was that 
with the kindest feelings, one to the other, we began our 
career as students of the Maryland Agricultural College. 

From the very beginning the strong enthusia.sms and 
class spirit which has distinguished our class was made 
manifest. True, the first few weeks of our college life 
was made almost unbearable by the dreaded Sophomores, 
but we soon rallied together, and by the time football 
was in its glory the flag of \'iolet and Maroon could be 
seen waving complacently from the side lines — a privilege 
seldom allowed a Freshman. 

Our collegiate work began almost immediately after 
reaching the halls of this hi.storic institution ; and from 
that time on there was little to interrupt the general 
routine of our studies until ChrLstmas. Then came the 
happiest period of our Freshman year. I am sure everj' 
man of our class has fond recollections of a fat turkey, 
numerous gifts, and last, but not least, the parting with 
some dear little girl. 

Like every other pleasure in life, the few days of holi- 
day soon passed, and, before we realized it, we were back 

again at our post ready for duty. Little can be said of 
the time between Christmas and Easter, except that we 
studied hard, and the class as a whole made an excellent 
record. School was clo.sed a few days at Ea.ster on 
account of scarlet fever. When it had subsided we came 
back determined to make our year's work a success. 

At last the final examinations came, and 1 am proud 
to say that nearly every man was transformed from a 
timid Freshman to a worthy Sophomore. 

Then came vacation, towards which our thoughts had 
been so often turned. But as we cast a parting glance 
at old Maryland Agricultural College in all her so'.enm 
grandeur, the more thoughtful of us could not repress a 
feeling of sadness at parting from our schoolmates and 
throwing off those environments and influences so instru- 
mental in preparing us for our future life. But we soon 
realized that we were free from school duties. New 
scenes attracted our attention. We so thoroughly enjoyed 
our vacation that we felt a reluctance in returning for 
the resumption of duties. But this, our Sophomore year, 
opened with much brighter prospects than our Freshman 
year. Many had resolved at the beginning of the Sopho- 
more year to help to in.stall the strangers into member- 
ship ; but a timely "reception" by the President causes 
each and every man to break his hostile resolution. 

We greatly lament that our ranks have been thinned 
by the loss of nineteen members ; but the remaining 
thirty have worked energetically to establish a class 
average which does great credit to our beloved institu- 
tion. It is u.seless to sav that our enthusiasm will 


us to strive for greater gain. We have this year mani- 
fested great interest in athletics, and while we have 
developed no phenomenal men in this line, we have 
greatly assisted in maintaining our College record against 
competitors. In various other ways we have rendered 
assistance in the general progress of the institution. 

At the Christmas and April examinations our colors 
still waved ; for our progress during the first part of the 
year made it an easy matter to pass them. Now, as the 
year is drawing to a close, we are unable to comprehend 
the changes that may be wrought in the remaining 

inter\'al, but trust that the results will be the same as 
have characterized us in bygone times. During our 
sojourn here we have constantly been harrassed by the 
difficulties of student life, but have been able to ward off 
these blows by our class organization. We feel glad that 
verjr few have fallen by the wayside. 

Maj' we continue, as we ascend the ladder of fame, to 
add many fresh laurels to those already won. And may 
the class of 1904 prove by its industry and integrity the 
fitness of its motto, Labor omnia vmcif. 



Freshman Class. 

Class Colors : — Blue and Gold. 

Motto : — ViNCEMUS. 

Class Yell:- 

-Yok-ko-me, yok-ko-me, 
Yok-ko-me, yive ! 
Higho, heiglio, nineteen-five I 

J. H. Gassoway, President, Darnestown, Md. 
H. H. Evans, Secretary, Rolph's, Md. 


R. E. N.WLOR, Vice-President, Washington, D. C. 
W. S. Hull, Treasurer, Lansdowne, Md. 

J. H. Bay, Garrettsville, Md. 
W. H. Byron, Williamsport, Md. 
H. J. Caul, Buffalo, N. Y. 
T. Coburn, Garrett Park, Md. 
W. M. Crone, St. Michaels, Md. 
W. P. Dent, Oakley, Md. 
B. S. Dorsey, Mt. Airy, Md. 
W.B. Doub, Hagenstown, Md. 
F. "m. Duckett, Bladensburg, Md. 
T. C. Farrall, La Plata, Md. 
W. W. Femby, Westminster, Md. 
B. Goddard,, Md. 
E. F. Green, Wye Mills, Md. 

T. L. HiNES, Historian, Baltimore, Md. 

Class Roll. 

y IK 

W. G. Hardesty, Willows, Md. 

C. G. Hines, Chestertown, Md. 
T. H. Horner, Ashland, Md. 
R. D. Hooper, Bynum, Md. 

B. Judd, Washington, D. C. 
J. N. Mackall, Mackall, Md. 
G. M. Mayer, Frostburg, Md. 
R. D. Nichols, Germantown, Md. 
A. C. Parker, Pocomoke, Md. 
F. F. Phillips, Centreville, Md. 
L. Price, Hyattstown, Md. 
J. M. Pophani, Washington, D. C. 

D. Riggs, lyaytonsville, Md. 

W. P. Roberts, Landover, Md. 
E. L. Shepherd, Bristol, Md. 

E. H. Snavely, Sparrows Point, Md. 
W. P. Smith, Ridgely, Md. 

J. W. P. Somerville, Frostburg, Md. 

H. Stanley, Laurel, Md. 

H. T. Watts, Belair, Md. 

H. A. Weiller, Catonsville, Md. 

T. West, Howardville, Md. 

C. R. W. Whiteford, Whiteford, Md. 

L. Whiting, Hyattsville, Md. 

R. V. L. Wright, Williamsport, Md. 

F. Zerkel, Luray, Va. 



History of the Class of Nineteen-Five. 



WE all remember the day we entered the portals 
of this institution, most of us did so with 
heavy hearts, but I must say we have had a 
most enjoyable year. 

Our class is composed of forty-four mem- 
bers, who, I think, can hold their own in athletics, gal- 
lantry, and studies. 

The first time that our class really got together was 
All Halloween, but our achievements of that night are 
best left unrecorded. 

Football being the prevailing sport of the fall, we 
naturally directed our attention to that game for amuse- 
ment and exercise. Our class was well represented in 
this sport, and the members that played on the team 
certainly did uphold the honor and motto of the class of 

As the enthusiasm for football became less ardent, and 

winter with its long and dreary days came on, we were 
closely confined and had little to occupy our minds ex- 
cept our studies ; so, in.spired by the glory of excelling, 
we bent our energies to our work. Time wore on slowly 
until we began to think of the Christmas holidays. Nor 
were we sorry ; for who is he that is not anxious to go 
home after his first few months at college? 

The ne.xt event to present itself was the time for exam- 
inations. As everyone deemed it a serious matter, it was 
decided to make as good an examination as possible. 
I am proud to say we conquered this difficulty and made 
a most enviable record. 

The next day we found ourselves homeward bound 
with glad hearts. But these days of pleasure were 
hardly begun before it was time for us to return to our 
studies. For a while after we returned we all felt more 
or less homesick, but we soon settled down to work. 


The time sped swiftly on now, and as sprinj^ opened 
up with all its verdure and our surroundings became 
more and more beautiful, we became inspired bj' new 
feelings. After being confined all winter, both mind 
and body busied with study and care, we needed some 
recreation of a new kind. 

Following in the steps of balmy spring came baseball 
enthusing the student body. Between the games with 
other colleges, inter-class teams took up the gauntlet 
and strove for the championship. We held our own in 
these games and also were well represented on the first 
team. At this time of tlie year, from 4 to 6 o'clock in 
the afternoon, the campus presented a lively appearance ; 
everybody either training for the team or simply deriving 
all the fun they could out of it, each for himself. 

As spring grew into summer we were cheerily plod- 
ding, each on his own busy way, meeting with reverses 
and good fortune as the Fates decreed. 

Again our spirits seemed to be depressed. Why? 
Because, as coming events cast their shadows before, so 
we could di.scern in the dim future examinations .slowly 

but, as death, surely, approaching. We feared them we thought they might have a tendency to 
lower our excellent year's record, and cause that which 
was a delightful reflection to be but a painful memory. 

At last we came to the end of our studies for the first 
year, and were face to face with the final examinations. 
With renewed energy we set to work to that 
which must prove our fitness to enter a higher 
We all passed an excellent examination and added still 
another laurel to the honors of our 

This year we did not organize a Literary Society, 
but all of us were admitted to the College Societies, from 
which we derived much benefit. 

During our years' we have had our disappoint- 
ments. In these we stood united. What change there 
may be in the future we are unable to comprehend. Still 
we trust that our efforts in the past may reap their 
reward in the future, and that every member of the 
class of 1905 may look upon his career at Maryland Agri- 
cultural College as a few years spent in profit as well as 
in pleasure. 





H. D. WiLLiAR, Jr., lice- President. 

R. Alfert, Sagua la Grande, Cuba. 
C. O. BiRCKHEAD, Friendship, Md. 
A. D. CocKEY, Owings Mills, Md. 
C. S. Councilman, Mt. Wilson, Md. 
C. W. Councilman, Mt. Wilson, Md. 
T. A. Depkin, Baltimore, Md. 
G. C. Door, Hyattsville, Md. 

H. A. Duffy, Webster Mills, Pa 
A. C. DuGANNE, Washington, D. C. 
A. T. EwELL, Baltimore, Md. 
C. R. Fesmyer, Centreville, Md. 
J. T. Friend, Hagerstown, Md. 
S. C. Grason, Towson, Md. 
H. A. PoSTLY, Baltimore, Md. 
E. Power, Rockville, Md. 


A. D. CoCKEY, President. 

J. C. RuTLEDGE, Secretary. 

A. C. DuggannE, Treasurer. 

Class Colors .—Blue and Grey. 

E. H. Plumacher, Maracaibo, Venezuela. 
M. C. Plumacher, Maracaibo, Venezuela. 
J. R. Ramonett, Puerto Principe, Cuba. 
R. W. Rice, Jr., Baltimore, Md. 
RiNCK, Lakeland, Md. 

J. C. RuTLEDGE, Rutledge, Md. 
R. S. Ruiz, Puerto Principe, Cuba. 
A. T. SCHENCK, Fort Sheridan, 111. 
J. E. Tate, Grand Rapids, Mich. 
J. B. Towner, Perryman, Md. 

H. E. Tarrington, New York, N. Y. 
R. J. TiLLSON, Davis, W. Va. 
J. C. Verona, Havana, Cuba. 
R. V. Wood, Barnesville, Md. 
H. D. WiLLiAR, Jr., Ruxton, Md. 


Nursery Rhymes for Prep. Classmen. 

By Father Goose. 

A Is for Anderson, he of red hair; 

King of the Sophomores, he's a ruler for fair. 

]^ Is for Bowman, famed as a sport; 

Free with his money, which never runs .short. 

^ Is for Condon, the great ladies' beau; 

He loves all the girls or would love to do so. 

^ Is for Darbj', as captain he's stellar; 

If 3'ou beat him at cards he'll say "j'ou're a heller." 

£^ Is for Ewell, a big man on the Staff; 

When his girl shook him we gave him the laugh. 

p* Is for Fendall, the great mathematician; 

In Integral Calculus he's generally missing. 

fl Is for Garner, of the Junior Class; 

He's noted for being as tall as Spring grass. 

JJ Is for Hirst, who never grows wise; 

He smokes so much that he injures his eyes. 

J Is for Idiot, there are so many of; 

You can't fail to hit them, try as you please. 

1 Is for Jones, one of the Agricultural men; 
He laughs like the cackle of a jubilant hen. 

j^ Is for Kettle, and a kettle of fish; 

We fear that the author has entered b}- this. 

I Is for Lansdale, the great heavy lover ; 
His rule for success we'd like to discover. 

[^ Is for Mackall, whose specialty's love 

He falls in so often that he fails in his grub. 

^ Is for Nichols, our great baseball player; 
At banquets and feasts he's also a stayer. 

Q Is for Ogier, with the babyish smile, 

And a countenance open, free from all guile. 

p Is for Popham, a man from the West; 

In working the sick list he ranks with the best. 




Is for Quiet which is not to be found 
Except when the O. D. or Sy. is around. 

Is for Riggs, a tall slender boy ; 

Playing " Sweet Home " is his chief earthly joy. 

Is for Symons, our most worthy major ; 

At chinning the girls he's a noted old stager. 

Is for Turner, at football a horse, 

If he hits the line he'll pass it, of course. 

Is for useful, which surely means " rats," 

If they don't work properly, why tickle their .slats. 

W Is for virtue, we're entirely at loss 

"We'll publish an ad and find it, of course. 

^V Is for Warfield, a favorite with all, 

Also a wonder when it comes to football. 

Y is for Cross, the best we can find, 

Is the Professor of Physics when a class is behind. 

"Y Is for You, who have followed this screed, 

'Twas inserted to fill space, not for people to read. 

y Is for Zenith there's no more to be preached, 
The printer in frenzy, says finis is reached. 


Hits &.nd Misses. 


Prof. Spence: — 

"High erected thoughts, seated in the heart of 

Commandant: — 

"Backward flow backward, O tide of the j-ears; 
I am so weary of toil and of tears, — 
Toil without recompense, tears all in vain — 
Take them and give me ni^- childhood again !" 
Prof. Lanahan: — 

"The lion is not so fierce as they paint him." 
Prof Bomberger: — 

"Who climbs the grammar tree, distinctly knows, 
Where noun or verb or participle grows." 
Prof Richardson:^ 

"Hear me, for I a'/// speak." 
Prof Mitchell: — 

"Virture is a stronger guard than" 
Reveille: — 

"The foolishest book is a kind of a leaky boat 

upon a sea of wisdom. Some of the wisdom will 

get in anyhow." 

SuND.w: — 

"At my feet the city slumbered." 
Cl.\ssic.\l Course: — 

"He has strangled his language in his tears." 
Physical-Scientific Course: — 

"Who enters here leaves hope behind ! " 
Agricultural Course: — 

"Absence of occupation is not rest, 
A mind quite vacant is a mind distres.sed." 
Mechanical Course: — 

"In other parts stood one who, at the forge labor- 
ing, two ma.ssy clods of iron and brass had melted. ' ' 
Chemical Course: — 

"The starving chemist in his golden views 
supremely blest." 
Biological Scientific: — 

"So naturalists observe, a flea 
Has smaller fleas that on him prey; 
And these have smaller still to bite 'em, 
And so proceed ad infinitum." • 


The Maryland Agricultural College Summer School for Te&.chers. 

opened by the College last summer, proved 
to be most successful. Nearlj' a score of 
teachers took courses of instruction, and 
both students and faculty enjoyed the 
summer's work. 

A number of receptions at the homes of the members 
of the faculty afforded no small amount of social pleas- 
ure. A very creditable paper, "The Summer School 
JouRN.VL," was published by the school. 

The purpose of the school is to give an opportunity 
to teachers to pursue courses in those branches included 
under the term " Nature Studies." While the school is 
primarily designed for teachers, it is open to all persons 
who desire instruction in Botany, Horticulture, Soil- 

Physics, Entomology, Anatomy, Chemistry, Drawing, 
Literature, Mathematics or Physical Culture. The 
feature which especially commends the course is the ver}' 
low cost of tuition and board. 

The Summer School is, undoubtedly, a permanent 
organization of the college work, but owing to progress 
of work on the College buildings the session for the 
present summer has been abandoned. 
The officers are: 

Capt. R. W. Silvester, 

Prof. C. S. Richardson, 

Dr. Joseph R. Owens, 

Registrar and Treasurer. 


Militd^ry Depd^rtment. 

J. C. SCANTLING, Major, U. S. A., Commandant of Cadds. 

T B. SYMONS, Cadet Major. 

Staff and Non-Commissioned Staff. 

s« s« s« 

L. E. Mackall, 1st. Lieutenant and Adjutant. 

R. Hamblin, Sergeant- Major. 

R. E. Naylor, Corporal. 

Acting Color Guard. 

S« V s« 
C. N. Bouic, Sergeant. 

W. S. Huij,, Chief Bugler. 


F. C. Farrall, Corporal. 

Army Org'&niz&tions. 


By Major J. C. Scantling, U. S. Army. 

Comi)ia)ida)i/ of Cadcls. 

AN ARMY is a collection of troops organized 
into companies, battalions and regiments of 
infantry; troops, squadrons and regiments of 
cavalry; batteries and battalions of horse and 
light artillery; and consolidated, separately, 
into brigades, divisions and corps; the latter being the field 
units of organization in time of war. 

The companies, troops, batteries and regiments are or- 
ganizations established by law, and are the administrative 
and tactical units of a standing army, as maintaince in time 
of peace — the brigades, divisions and corps are units of 
organization established by a system of drill regulations, 
approved by the General Commanding and sanctioned by 

the Commander-in-Chief for the convenience of adminis- 
tration and command of an army in the field. 

The regiments of infantry and of calvary are composed 
of twelve companies and troops, respectively; and for tact- 
ical purposes, are formed into divisions of three Ijattalions 
of four companies and troops each. The artillery, since 
February .second, nineteen hundred and one, has no regi- 
mental organization, but a battalion organization. The 
enlisted strength of the regiments of infantry and calvary 
is in accordance with the authorized enlisted strength of 
the companies and troops, the law making the strength 
of these elastic, to suit peace and war. 

In time of war the companies of infantry and troops of 


cavalry consist of one hundred each, and the batteries of 
horse and light artiller}- one hundred and seventy-five men 
each, which in practice settles down to about one thous- 
and men to all well organized regiments of infantrj' and 
calvary, and six hundred men to battalions of horse and 
light artillery. 

The brigades of infantry and of calvary are each com- 
posed of three regiments, the regiments by battalions are 
the tactical units of the brigades, which in practice should 
muster three thousand men. 

The brigades of horse and light artillery — the largest 
unit of organization for this arm — are composed of five 
battalions of four batteries each, the battalions are the 
tactical units of the brigades, which in practice should 
muster three thousand men or one hundred and twenty 

The divisions of infantry and calvary are each composed 
of three brigades, the brigades are the tactical units of the 
division, which in practice should muster nine thousand 

The divisions in their staff organization are both admin- 
istrative and tactical. The}' provide and return for all 
field transportation, clothing, rations, ammunition and 
equipage for their own units of organization. 

T lie corps of infantry and calvary are each compo,sed 
of three divisions; one brigade of light, and one of horse 
artillery, respectively. The brigades of light and horse 
artillery are integral parts of the corps to which they are 
assigned, each is commanded In' a Colonel of artiller)', 
who is a member of the corps staff, and has with him his 

commissioned and non-commissioned staff. 

The corps in their staff organization are supervisor}' in 
the administration of their own units of organization. 
They direct the march of their own divisions, supply all 
river and railroad transportation, collect the sick and 
wounded, and take charge of all prisoners and contra- 
bands of war. 

An army is compo.sed of four corps of infantry, one of 
calvary, and four brigades of light and one of horse artil- 
lery, the former acting in conjunction with the infantry, 
and the latter with the calvary. 

Armies are designated b}' name, as "The Army of the 
Potomac," "The Army of the Ohio," "The Army of 
Virginia." The brigades and divisions of an army are 
designated by numbers, as the First Brigade, First Divis- 
ion, Army of the Potomac, etc., etc. 

In organization, the infantry is the great of an 
army. The proportionate strength is about seventy per 
cent, of infantrx', twenty per cent, for calvarj' an dten per 
cent, for artillery. 

The brigades, divisions, corps and armies are command- 
ed, respectivel}', b}- Brigadier-Generals, Major-Generals, 
Lieutenant-Generals and Generals, in theory, but not al- 
ways so in practice. 

Our standing army never attains complete army organ- 
ization, but remains at all times a nucleus to the state 
troops. Its brigades and divisions in time of war are in- 
termixed with like volunteer organizations, and organ- 
ized into corps and armies. 

In times of peace a limited number of state troops are 


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organized into regiments of infantry, squadrons of calvary, 
and batteries of artillery, under the orders of the Gov- 
ernor of the State, and all equipped and drilled in a like 
manner with the standing arm}-. These constitute a nu- 
cleus in their respective States for a volunteer force in 
time of war, 

When war breaks out the President issues a proclama- 
tion, stating the nature of the war, and the number of 
volunteers necessary to sustain the Government. The 
Secretary of War under the proclamation of the President, 
makes requisition on the Governors of the States for their 
quota of the number of volunteers called by the President, 
based on the population of their respective States, with 
instructions as to where the troops already organized shall 
report for duty, and muster into the service of the United 

The Adjutant-Generals of the States make .similar re- 
quisitions on the Sheriffs of the counties in their respect- 
ive States for the quota of the counties. The Governors 
commission all field and company officers of their respect- 
ive States. The President appoints all general officers of 
volunteers, the number of each grade appointed from any 
State being equal to the number of brigades and divisions 
furnished by that State. 

For campaign and battle the four infantry corps of the 
army are designated, respectively, the right wing, the 
center, the left wing, and the reserve. To each divi.sion 
of infantry and of calvary is assigned a battalion of light 
and horse artillery, respectively; and to each infantry 
corps headquarters is attached a regiment of calvary, to 

serve as couriers and headquarter guard during the cam- 

The calvary corps is first to break camp, and by bri- 
gades and divisions prepares the wa}' of the march, cover- 
ing the movements of the army, while constantly feeling 
the eneni}' and reporting his movements. 

The reserve corps is last to break camp, and follows in 
the march of one of the leading corps of infantry, as may 
be directed in the order of the campaign. 

Armies are designated according to their objects and 
duties in the field as armies of invasion, defensive armies, 
armies of observation and armies of occupation. 

The army of invasion is to destroy the defensive arm 3% 
and take possession of the hostile countrj' until peace is 
signed and indemity paid, or until a settled and respon- 
sible government is established. When successful, the 
army of invasion becomes the army of occupation, as is 
now the case with our armies in Cuba and the Philippines. 
The Army of the Potomac was the principal armj' in the 
east during the Civil War; while the Army of the James 
on its left, and the Army of Virginia on its right, were 
armies of observation. In the west the Army of the Ten- 
nessee was the invading or principal army, while the 
Army of the Missouri on the right, and the Armj' of the 
Ohio on the left, were the armies of obsen'ation. 

In eighteen hundred and sixty-two, when Halleck was 
assignedto command all the armies of the North, in addi- 
tion to the six armies then in the field, he placed newly 
organized brigades and divisions, by departments, en 
cordon along the extensive frontier of the Northern 


States, extending from Newberne, N. C, to Norfolk, 
Va., thence to Washington, Baltimore, Wheeling, Cin- 
cinnati, Cairo, Memphis, and finally, to New Orleans. 
This cordon was called, in derision, "A School for Bri- 
gadiers," so numerous were the soldiers of the north. 

Under Halleck we see the system of army organization 
practiced during the French revolution. From the cor. 
don established by the French at the breaking out of the 
revolution, sprang the finest body of army officers known 
to history. We see them when the French assume the 
offensive, and in Carnots army in .seventeen hundred and 
ninety-three and four, and also with Napoleon and 

Moreau in .seventeen hundred and ninety-six to eighteen 
hundred and one, and finally with Napoleon throughout 
his brilliant career. 

In McClellan's organization of the armies of the, 
we see Emperor Napoleon at the head of his grand arnn- 
of corps organization within adaj's march of the channel 
to invade England, but turning on her allies, and defeat- 
ing their combined forces at Austerlitz, December second, 
eighteen hundred and five. It was Napoleon's first great 
battle, and the first under his new system of army organ- 
ization, which all nations have copied. 


Officers of the Companies. 


S. p. Darby, Captain. 

J. CouDON, Jr., nt Lieutenant. 

A. R. Hirst, 2nd Lieutenant. 

J. M. Matthews, ist Sergeant. 

R. E. Mayo, 2nd Sergeant. 

J. C. CocKEY', 3rd Sergeant. 

E. B. Dunbar, Sergeant. 
Corpor&Is : 
J. McL. Turner. G. L. Sincell. F. A. Jones. F. C. Farrall. 


J. D. Bowman, Captain. 

J. I. WiSNER, 1st Lieutenant. 

W. S. Fendall, 2nd Lieutenant. 

E. P. Walls, 1st. Sergeant. 

S. B. NiCHOLLS, 2nd Sergeant. 

C. P. Page, 3rd Sergeant. 

C. W. Boric, 4th Sergeant. 

Corpor&.ls : 

R. P. Choate. J. P. Collier. R. E. Naylor. E. R. Sasscer. 


R. L. Mitchell, Captain. 

H. N. Lansd.\le, 1st Lieutenant. 

P. E. Peach, ist Sergeant. 

H. D. Watts, 2nd Sergeant. 

J. N. W.\RFIELD, 3rd Sergeant. 

W. R. Mitchell, 4tk Sergeant. 


E. F. Garner. D. E. Brown. T. A. Gourley, G. W. Cairnes. 



Comp&.ny "A." 

S. P. Darby, Captain. 

J. Coudon.Jk., isl I.icutcnayit. 

A. R. Hirst, 2mi Lieutenant. 

J. Mc. Turner. 

J. M. Matthews, ist Sergeant. 

R. B. Mayo, 2nd Sergeant. 

J. C. Q.oz^^y ,3rd Sergeant. 

E. B. Dunbar, 4th Sergeant_ 


G. L. Sincell. F. A. Jones. F. C. Fariall. 

R. Alfert, 

H. J. Caul, 

T. Coburn, 

W. M. Crone, 

L. W. Cruikshank, 

G. F. A. Depkin, 

B. S. Dorsey, 
M. B. Doub, 

M. Duckett, 

J. G. Ensor, 

J. B. Goddard, 

P. C. Gray, 

T. L. Hines, 

T. H. Horner 

Prlvzwtes : 

G. M. Mayer, 

F;. W. Merryman, 

A. A. Parker, 

M. Phimacher, 
L. Price, 

R. S. Ruiz, 

E. H. Suavely, 
A. T. Sclienck, 

S. B. Shaw, 

E. T. Shepherd, 

J. M. Street, 

F. O. Webster, 

C. P. Whiteford, 

H. D. Williar, 


H. A. Postley, 




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Company "B. 

J. D. Bowman, Captain. 

J.I. WiSNER, rst Lieutenant. 

W. S. Fendall, 2nd Lieutenant. 

E. P. Walls, ist Seroeant. 

S. B. NiCHOLLS, 2nd Sergeant. 

C. P. PAGU,jrd Sergeant. 

C. N. Bouic, ^t/i Sergeant. 


R. P. Choate. 

J. P. Collier. 

J. H. Bay 

H. K. Bradford, 

H. W. Burnside, 

Y. V. Candamo, 

A. D. Cockey, 

T. P. Deaner, 

A. T. Ewell, 

C. R. Fesmyer, 

J. T. Friend, 

J. H. Gassaway, 

S. C. Grason, 

E. T. Green, 

R. J. Tillson, 

R. E. Naylor. 

E. R. Sasscer. 


W. G. Hardesty, 

B. S. Judd, 

J. N. Mackall, 

J. B. Merritt, 

G. R. Ogier, 

J. N. Popham, 

R. W. Rice, 

D. Riggs, 

C. R. Rutledge, 

J. W. P. Somerville, 

G. L. Wentworth, 
L. F. Zerkel. 





Company "C." 

R. L. Mitchell, Captain. 

H. N. LansdalE, ist Lieutenant. 

P. L. Peach, ist Sergea^it. 

H. D. Watts, Seeo7id Sergeant. 

J. N. Warfield, 3rd Sergeant. 

W. R. Mitchell, Sergeant. 


E. F. Garner. D. E. Brown. T. A. Gourley. G. \V. Cairnes. 

Privates : 

J. A. Anderson, J- Ramonet, 

W.H.Byron, W.P.Roberts 

W. P. Dent, W. T. Smith, 

H.A.Duffy, "-^^^K ^^ Q, n 

A. C. Duganne, ^- W. ^toll, 

W. W. Fembv, J- E.Tate, 

C. G. Hines, H. E. Tarnngton. 

R. D. Hooper, J- B. Tomier 

jj. c. Mayo, J- C Varona, 

J. E.Moran, ^- ^- ^"""a"' ,,r n 

T. B. Mullendore, H. A. Weiller 

Nicholls, 1^- H. West 

F. F. Phillips, R- V. Wood 

E. H. Plumacher, R- V. L. Wright. 

Trumpeters : 

C. S. Councilman, C. W. Councilman, 



New Mercer Literary Society. 

R. L. Mitchell, Preside?!/. 

H. N. Lansdalk, I'ice-Pirsldent. 

L. E. Mackall, Seeretarv and Treasurer. 
C. P. Page, l-:dilor. 

J. M. Turner, Sergeant-al-Arms. 

Program Committee : 

L. E. Mackall, Chairman. P. L. Peach. C. P. Page. 


Bowman, Byron, Cairiies, Cockey, A., Coimcilmaii, W., 
Deaiier, Dorsey, Dunbar, Duffy, Ewell, T., 

Friend, Gassaway, Goddard, Hamblin, Hardesty, 

Hine.s, T., Hine.s, C, Lansdale, Matthews, Mackall, J. N., 

Mackall, L. E., Merryman, Merritt, Mitchell, R. L., Naylor, 
Nicholls, R., Page, Parker, Peach, Plumacher, M., 
Popham, Phillip.s, Rip^g.s, Rice, Robert.s, 

Rutledge, Ruiz, Sasscer, Schenck, Sincell, .Smith, 
Stanley, Turner, Varona, West, Webster, 

Weiller, Whiteford, Williar, Wood. Zerkel. 


The New Mercer Literary Society. 

"As the grace of man is in mind, so the beauty of the )nind is eloquence. 


was organized in 1861 by Dr. W. N. Mercer 
of New Orleans. Dr. Mercer manifested 
a great deal of interest in behalf of this 
Society-, and presented it with a sum of 
mone}' and a large collection of books. Interest in the 
literary lines began to go down after his death, and in 
1889 the New Mercer Literary Society was no more. 

Three years passed and no desire to brush the dust 
from the record of the old and honored Society was 
.shown b}' the students. But in 1S92 it was reorganized 
by some of the most appreciative students and started out 
with some of its pristine glory, The New Mercer Literary 

Short lived societies have sprung up and faded by its 
side; yet on and on it goes, honoring the name it bears, 
throw^ing in here and there a pleasant and instructive 
evening for its members and adding interest to the 

Among the names of these who deserve a special place 
upon the roll of honor are F. B. Bomberger and W. S. 
Weedon. The former was the factor in its reorganiza- 
tion in '92, and the latter was the centre of its interest 
and instnictiveness during his two years' stay at the Col- 
lege, '96 and '97. 

A more elaborate hi.story of the society may be found 
in other volumes of the REVEILLE, so we deem this suffi- 
cient. Its past we know is resplendent with glory — its 
future is what we shall make it. 

Membership to the society is purely vohuitary, hence 
it should be the Faculty and student body to make the 
society so instructive and interesting as to make the new 
student feel that, though not compuLsor}', he cannot 
afford to omit this from his scheduled work. One of the 
great ends of the society is to bring the minds of the 
.student out into the forum of discussion, to put them each other in the arena of debate, and to make 
them free and easy in giving forth their views in the 


teeth of opposition: for it is an uiicheckered life indeed 
into which there does not come some time when, to rise 
and give a clear expression of the thoughts and ideas, is 
certainl\- necessary. And who can sa}' that the discus- 
sion on the floors of our societies may not some day kin- 
dle a spark such as smouldered in the mind of a Clay, a 
Webster, a Fox, a Pitt, a Demosthenes, or a Cicero ? 

The society being a student organization, credit is due 
the students who take the lead. However, it must not 
be forgotten that the President and the Faculty have 
also striven to raise it to a standard of excellence. They 
have done much, and though the members of the society 
may not see it now, they will appreciate that help in 
future years and silently thank those who furthered the 
interest of the I^iterary Societies. 

And while we speak of those who aid the societies wc 

should not forget the Alumni Association. The hand- 
some medal they offer to the finest debater in the school 
is a great incentive to the upholding of the societies, let 
those who yet have the time think on that. 

The progress of the society during this scholastic year 
has been very encouraging; the President, Mr. R. L. 
Mitchell, has done his duty, as have all the officers, and 
time will show it. 

The New Mercer Literary Society furnished the prin- 
cipal Orator for the Intercollegiate Association last year — 
P. L. Peach. Maj' it go on furnishing those who will 
not only speak in oratorical associations, but who will 
fearlessly advocate the best principles in places of high 
honor, and reflect honor upon the forum of their first 

P. L. P. 



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Morrill Literary Society. 

T. B. Symons, Prcsideni. 

S. P. Darby, ] 'ice- President. 

A. R. Hirst, Secretary and Treasurer. 

J. I. WiSNER, Editor. 

E. P. Walls, Sergeant-at-Arms. 

J. WiSNER, Chairman. 

Program Committee: 

J. P. Collier. 

E. P. Walls. 


Anderson, Bay, Bouic, Bryan, Choate, Condon, 

Cockey, J.: Collier, Councilman, S.: Cruikshank, Crone, Coburn, 
Darby, Dent, Depkins, Duganne, Ewell, L.; Farrall, 
Fenby, Fesmyer, Gourley, Gra)-, Green, 

Grayson, Hirst, Horner, Judd, I^ewis, 

L,evy, Mayer, Mitchell, W.; Moran, Mullendore, 

Nicholls, S.; Ogier, Palmer, Postley, Plumacher, E. ; 
Ramonet, Symons, Shepherd, Street, Shaw, 

Suavely, vSonimerville, Stoll, Tarrington, Towner, 

Walls, Watts, H. D.; Warfield, Wisner, Wright. 


The Morrill Litera^ry Society. 

" The seeds of kfiowledge may be planted in solitude, but must be eultivated in publie." — Dr. Johnson. 

" Eloquenee comes, if it comes at all, like the outbreak of a fountain from the earth, or the bursting forth of volcanic fires, 
with spontaneous, original, native force ." — Daniel Wkbstek. 

|^^^|F the different classes of discipline which a 
I WJ I man is expected to acquire at college, 
kfiaaaBMl what is more often called into exercise 
l^^^^l throughout life than the abilit.v to express 
^OJS^Um ljj>^ thoughts? It is to meet this important 
requirement that literary societies are organized in our 
institutions of learning. 

It was the response to this demand in the early days of 
this College that caused a flourishing literary society to 
be founded. 

In 1894, Professor R. H. Alvey felt that the literary 
work would be improved by introducing an element of 
competition in the formation of another literary society 
in this College. 

The Morrill Literary vSociety was, therefore, organized 
and named in honor of Senator Morrill, who did so much 
to advance the cause of land-grant Agricultural Colleges 
in this country. After the brief life of a single year, 
however, the Morrill Society was absorbed by the other 
literary organization of the College. 

The action of its founder was a step in the right 
direction, however, for during the .season of 1899-igoo 
the society was re-organized by Mr. H. J. Kefauver, 
president of the New Mercer Society. Mr. W. H. 
Weigand was the first president, and through his efforts 
the Morrill Society became firmly established in the 
independent existence which it has since enjoyed. 

This society has held many very interesting and 
pleasing programs have been presented. The .several 
joint meetings held between the two societies have been 
marked with sharp competition which has proved bene- 
ficial to the work of both societies. The two annual 
events of especial importance for the Literary Societies 
during each season, are the competitive oritorical contest 
in the winter and the competitive debate in June. 

The oratorical contest is for the selection of a stu- 
dent to represent the College in the annual contest of 
the Oratorical Association of Maryland Colleges. This 
year both principal and alternate were sele<5ted from the 
Morrill Societ\'. The prize debate in June forms an 


interesting part of the exercises during commencement 
week, and is entered into with great enthusiasm by the 
candidates elected from both societies. 

The success of the Literary Societies is largely due to 
the encouraging efforts of Professor Charles R. Richard- 
son, the efficient instructor in public speaking, who has 
general oversight of the work of both societies. 

The Program Committee also deserves thanks for their 
successful efforts in the preparation of interesting and 
enjoyable programs for each meeting. 

Maj' the members of the Morrill Society continue their 
interest in this important work, and their enthusiasm for 

the success of the .society. It is impossible to estimate 
the influence which might develoji from training received 
in this society. In years to come it is more than probable 
that the memories of many men may turn backward to 
its meetings, as seasons when there was enkindled the 
flame of eloquence which afterwards became the living 
fire shining from some pulpit, bench or hall of legLslation. 

If so, this sentiment will rise in their minds though 
unexpressed by words. 

"May continued enthusiastic effort be the inspiration 
which will crown with still further victories the Morrill 
Literary Society of the Maryland Agricultural College." 

//. A'. B. 



Glee Club. 

T. B. Symons, 




S. B. Shaw, '04. 

S. B. Nichols, '03. 

C. N. Bouic, '03. 


J. P. Collier, '03. 

P. L. Peach, '03. 

T. L. HiNES, '05. 


T. B. Symons, '02. 

E. W. Stoll, '04. 

F. O. Webster, '04. 


J. E. Tate. '05. 

F. H., '05. 

G. Iv. SiXCELL, '04. 




Tis commencement day, and calm and clear 

The bugle notes sound through the air; 
Past the old oak tree that crowns the hill, 
In a final call for parade and drill. 


They soon come forth in happy pairs. 
Light hearted youths who have no cares; 

Yet some there are, who' re not so glad, 
The seniors all feel somewhat sad. 


The roll is called, reports are made. 
The sword is drawn, whose shining blade; 

Reflects the radiant June day sun. 

As at command the squads march on. 


The major gives his loud command. 

Each man keeps time with the playing band; 
Until at last the drill is o'er, 

And holidays begin once more. 


Each Senior drops his sword to rest. 
Strive though he may his very best; 

He cannot check a falling tear. 

For he sees the end of his college career. 

R. L. 



The Young Men*s Christian Association. 


C. N. Bouic, President. 

ly. E. Mackall, \ Icc-Presidcnt. 

P. L. Peach, Secretary. 

T. B. Symons, Treasurer. 

Prof. C. S. Richardson, Advisory Officer. 


THE work accomplished by the Young Men's Christian Association during the past year has demonstrated 
the usefuhiess of this Societ)- among us. 

In addition to the regular Sunday evening meetings and Bible Class meetings, social features are 
enjoyed. A room has been opened by the memliers, with tables and games, and many pleasant hours are 
spent in innocent amusement. 
The membership of the association has greatly increased, a large percentage of the students having joined, and 
there seems to be before it a long life of usefulness and of uplifting the .standard of college life. 



Hulla-ba-loo! hooray! hooray! 
Hulla-ba-loo! hooray! hooray! 

Hooray! Hooray! 

M. A. C. A. A. 

Fee ! fie ! fo ! f um ! 
Bim! l)aiii! bim! bum! 


yi! ip! see! 
A. C. 

Chee hitig! chee hing! 
Chee ha! ha! ha! 
Maryland Agricultural College! 
Sis! Boom! Bah! 

Holy Gee! 

Who are we ? 

We're the boys of M. A. C! 

Boom! Boom! Boom! 
Rah! rah! rah! 
Rah! rah! rah! 
Maryland Agricultural College! 
Sis! Boom! Ah! 





Maiden of the dear old days, 

With your curls and flounces gay, 

With your little winsome ways, 
You were passing sweet they say. 


But the maidens of to-day — 
They are just as sweet as you, 

'Spite of all our grandma's say 
Of the awful things they do. 

Girls are girls — no matter when — 

Dearest creatures 'neath the sun. 
Priceless gift of God to men, — 
And we love them every one. 

—C. S. R. 



The Rossbourg' Club. 


R. L. Mitchell, President. 

L. E. Mackall \'iec- President. 

J. D. Bowman, ...... Seeretary and Treasurer. 

H. N. Landsdale, 
T. B. Symons, 
Joseph Coudon, Jr. 

J. I. WiSNER, 

Chainiiaii of Floor Committee. 

Chairman of Reception Committee. 

Chairman of Programme Committee. 

Chairman of Refreshment Committee. 


Rossbourg Club. 

' ' 77^1? hidden soul of harmony, 

Music arose ivith its voliiptiiozis stvell; 

Soft eyes looked love to eyes zchich spake again. 

And all icent merry as a marriage bell." 

QK LIFE were all work and no play, this world 
would be a dull place indeed. 
* Something must be radically wrong with 
that man who scoffs at pleasure, and pro- 
nounces as trival and unworthy the innocent amusements 
and diversions of life. 

College life is a laborious existence, if the student fully 
and completely discharges his duty; but along the rugged 
road there are some flowers of pleasure which may be 
plucked by the weary plodder — and how beautiful and 
fragrant are flowers. 

Well, the Rossbourg Club is a whole flower garden — 
rich in roses of love, dotted with blue forget-me-nots and 
fragrant with the pure lilies of peace. 

In the College sometime we find work in abundance. 
Worry is not a stranger. Anxiety is a frequent guest. 
Long evenings of study, long days of recitations, are nec- 
essary for; and oh! — Work! Work!! Work!!! is 
written all over our college walls in letters of living light. 
Well, we know this is necessary; and only the trifler and 
the sluggard fail to do their share. 

But, oh, how gladly w^ hail the dance night! All 


work is laid aside, all care forgotten, and we revel in the 
glory of youth and health and the sight of woman's eyes. 

Woman's eyes! What man has yei lived who could 
resist them? They speak a language of poetrj' above, 
and yet, at times, this language kills our happiness and 
blights our hopes. 

But fear not; a cadet's happiness is hard to kill, and 
his hopes are hard to blight. 

The dance is on. The music thrills the soul; the fairy 
form is gently guided through the mystic mazes of the 
waltz; eyes meet eyes in glances of devotion; and tender 
words are trembling on the lips. The cup of joy is filled 
to overflowing, and from its golden rim is quaffed the 

sweetest nectar life can give. How lucky, young man, 
that you are a member of the Rossbourg Club. 

Five or six dances a j'ear; five or six glimpses of 
Heaven! Well! well! life is not so bad at Maryland 
Agricultural College! 

The Rossbourg Club! It is the origin of love, pro- 
moter of matrimony, and the furnisher of that heavenly 
alchemy which turns the dross of life into gold. 
Long may the Rossbourg Club live and prosper; and long 
may its garlands of pleasure adorn the halls of Maryland 
Agricultural College, is the sincere wish of the Class of 
Nineteen Hundred and Two. 




As far back as history dates, athletics have been 
one of the chief amusements of young men. 
The greatest athletic games of ancient times 
were the famous Olympic games which were 
first held in Greece about 884 B. C. Here 
on the "stadium," or racecourse, men trained for 
months, nay, even years, for the honor of winning the 
simple little olive branch, cut from the sacred tree; but 
that little branch carried with it more honor than the 
best gold medal ever won by any of the famous athletes 
of today. It was here that the strong men of ancient 
Greece were developed — the men who formed her famous 
armies. Here, too, though not to such a great extent, 
her great orators and statesmen, in their boyhood, devel- 
oped their physical strength along with their intellectual 
beings ; and so it is today. Athletics, in a great measure, 
go to make up the man. No mind can be properl_\- 
developed unless the body is developed along with it. 

Now let us come to the point and show that the Mary- 
land Agricultural College is .sending out into the world 

men who are developed fully and completely, in body as 
well as in mind, and I know no better way to do this 
than by setting before you a few of her records along 
the line of athletics. 

In viewing this subject at Maryland Agricultural Col- 
lege, let us take it up where the editor of last year left 
off. First on the list is the famous baseball team of 1901. 
Although the baseball record of this College shows many 
excellent teams, some of which have championship ban- 
ners as mementoes of their success, yet, probably, none 
ever surpassed the team of last year. A majority of the 
games were on our grounds, and, with the single excep- 
tion of Georgetown University, every one of them was 
crowned with success. 

We were not a member of the so-called ' ' Intercol- 
legiate League of Maiylaiid," which was composed of two 
of Maryland's many colleges, yet we think that our 
record will allow us to sa}' that our team was inferior to 
no college team in tlie State. I will not leave you to take 
our word for this, but will give you our .scores against 


the principal colleges of the State, so that every one may 
be fully convinced of this fact. They are as follows, viz. : 

St. John's College 9 — 7 

Western Maryland College 7 — 5 

Washington College, 7 — 3 

Gallaudet College 7 — 2 

It might be worth mentioning that Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity, who, in athletics, usually herself among 
the colleges, was unable to put a team in the field able 
to compete with her sister colleges. 

Last year tennis received more than the usual amount 
of attention. In the contest for the championship, the 
four who came up for the finals were; Choate '04, 
McCubbin '04, Fendall '02, and Bowman '02. Of these 
four the latter two were chosen and the contest between 
them was a hard fought battle, but it was finally decided 
in favor of J. D. Bowman '02. 

Track athletics, too, received no small amount of 
attention, and some good records were made in the final 
contest in June. The athletic committee arranged a 
series of records which had to be surpassed before the 
medal would be given. This led to a great deal of addi- 
tional training, because the records were rather hard to 
beat; in fact, some of our champions failed to get the 
medal on account of it The successful ones were as 
follows, viz. : 

100-yard J. M. Matthews. 

220-yard dash Iv D. Dickey, 

440-yard dash H. K. Bradford. 

SSo-yard run K. I). Dickey. 

120-yard hurdle U.K. Bradford. 

High jnni]) J. M. Matthews. 

Broad jump F. H. Peters. 

Let us now turn to 1901-02. The football team of 
this year, although light, was very good and played 
plucky football to the last. There was scarcely a team 
on our schedule that did not outweigh us. Probably 
the game which the team was most desirous of winning, 
and the one in which every man used his utmost powers 
to win, was the one with Hopkins ; but weight alone con- 
quered, and Maryland Agricultural College was forced 
to suffer defeat, but it was gratifying to know that Hop- 
kins made but one touch down. It was beautiful to .see 
how our little men held the wild plunges of the big 

From present prospects the ba.seball team of 1902 will 
surpass even that of last year. A number of the old 
players are back, and the places left vacant are to be 
filled by probably even better men than those of last 
year. A ver}' fine schedule has been arranged by Man- 
ager Bowman. 

Now, in conclusion, let us hope that the baseball team 
of 1902 will be a success, and that its record will be one 
worthv of our glorious Alma Malir. 


^ <>(?« g======S (?====5:S g====~S (?====s5 g===^ 


T. B. Symons, 
J. D. Bowman, 
P. L. Peach, 

J. I. WiSNER, 

S. P. Darby, 

L. E. Mackall, 
J. D. Bowman, 

E. B. DlNBAR, 

J. D. Bowman, 
S. B. Nicholls, 

L. E. Mackall. - 
J. McLeod Turner, 

W. S. Fendall, - 

Athletic Association. 




Recording Secretary. 

Corresponding Secretary. 



Assistant Manager. 






T. B. Symons, Chairman. 

S. P. Darby, 

H. N. Lansdale, 

Prof. C. S. Richardson, 
Prof. H. T. Harrison. 

Prof. Bomberger. 


R. L. Mitchell. 




A. R. Hirst. 


Football Team of Nineteen-One. 

E. B. Dunbar, Captain. 

L. E. Mackali., Manager. 
W. R. Mitchell, Center. 

E. B. Dunbar (Capt.), Right Guard. 
C. R. Fesmeyer, Left Guard. 

R. E. Naylor, Right Tackle. 

E. W. Stoll, Left Tackle. 

W. T. Smith, Right End. 

C. P. Page, Left End. 

T. E. Bryan, Quarterback. 

J. M. Turner, Right Halfback. 

D. E. Brown, Left Halfback. 

J. N. Warfield, Fullback. 



J. M. Matthews, 

F. O. Webster, 

E. F. Garner, 

H. D. Watts. 


October 5. — Delaware College. November 2. — Central High School. 

October 16. — Gallaudet College. November 9. — Rock Hill College. 

October 19. — Johns Hopkins Univer.sit)'. November 12. — U. S. Marines, of Washington. 

October 26.— Rock Hill College. November 16.— Walbrook Athletic Club. 

November 23. — Western Marj'land College. 



Baseball Team of Nineteen-Two 

J. D. Bowman, Manager 

W. T. Smith,' Catcher. 

D. E. Brown and F. C. 

A. R. Hirst 


S. B. Nichols, Captain. 

J. M. 

Farr.vll, Pitchers. 
First Base. 
V. Wood, Second Base. 

R. D. HooPES, Third Base. 

S. B. Nichols, Short Stop. 

J. H. Gassaway, Left Field. 

C. R. Fesmyer, Centre Field. 

E. R. Sasscer, Right Field. 
Matthews, P. L. Peach. 


March 19. — Georgetown, at College Park. Ma}- 7.- 

March 22. — Technical High School, at College Park. May 10 

April 5. — Naval Academ}^ at Annapolis. May 14 

April 9. — ■ May 17 

April 12. — Baltimore City College, at College Park. May 23 

April 16. — Gallaudett, at College Park. May 24 

April 19. — Western Maryland College, at Westminster. May 28 

April 23. — Columbian University, at College Park. May 31 

April 26. — Johns Hopkins, at College Park. June 4 

May I. — University of West Va., at College Park. June 7.- 

May 3. — St. John's College, at College Park. June 10 

-Business High School, at College Park. 

— Gallaudett, at Kendall Green. 

— Marine Corps, at Corege Park. 

— Walbrook A. C, at Baltimore. 

— Washington College, at College Park. 

— Mt. St. Mary's, at Enimittsburg. 

— Delaware College, at College Park. 

—Washington College, at Chestertown. 
— Alumni Association, at College Park. 



Track and Field Team, 

L. I',. Mackai.i., Maii:iKer. J- M. Tuknkk, Captain. 


likADi'oki), Tuknkk, Mackaij,, Mattiiicws. 


Hkadi-okd, Mackai.i,, Stdi.i., Hines, T. 1^., Grkkn. 




liKAi.i'C.ui), Mackai.i,. Mattiiicws, TiiKiN'iCK, .Stoi.i., 


SvMoN.s, 1m;smvi;k, Stoi.i., Niciiom.s, Hkown, I-akkam, 

I 12 

Oritoric&l Associd^tion of M&.ryland Colleges. 

Colleges Constituting the Association. 

St. Jdlms ColloiL^f, .\!ina]i()Iis. 

M.irslaiul A};iiriiUural Collc^i.-, C<illt.-);f Park. 

Weslcrn MaiNiaiul College, Wcstiiiiiii.ster. 

WasliiiiKt'iii Colk-gi-, Chestertown. 
I'koi'. CiiAS. vS. Kicii.\i<i).S().\, /'rcsii/ni/, iMarslaiul Af;ii(niUni .il College. 

I'Koi'. Iv. J. ClakkI'., Sidiiary, Wasliin;;l<)ii College. 

Pkoi'. J. W. C.\i.\, 'I'lrdsiiiri , St. Johns College. 

Programme Third Annual Contest. 

MAKvi.AM) A<;Kicri.'riikAi. C()i.i.i;(;i;, i'riday, ,mav 3, lyot, S p. m. 

OvivKTiKi: lly.ilt.s\ille Orchestra. 

Wklco-mic to Associ.vtion President U. W. Sylvester, Maryland Agricultural College. 

Rkply Prof. Iv. J. Clarke. 

Ski.KCTIDN I lyatlsville Orchestra. 

iNTKOnrCToKV Rkmakks Prof. C. S. Richardson. 

Oration: "The .Self- Realization of the Race" George I laniniond Myers, Western Maryland College. 

.Si-;i.i;cTioN Ilyattsville Orchestra. 

Oration: " Unselfishness the Mother of Liberty" Oscar P.. Cohlent/, St. Johns College. 

Ski.KCTIon Ilyattsville Orchestra. 

Oration: "Political Despotism" iJaniel O. Anderson, W.ishingtou College. 

Ski.KCTION Ilyattsville Orchestra. 

Oration: "The Requirements of the Age " Preston M. Peach, Maryland Agricultural College. 

Ski.KCTION Ilyattsville Orchestra. 

DiX'ISION Ol' ■i'lll'. JlIKJKS. 

Ski.KCTION Ilyattsville Orchestra. 

' 1,^ 

Program of Public Exercises of Nineteen-One. 

Saturday, June 15. 

8 P. M.— Annual Meeting of Y. M. C. A., in College Hall. 

Sunday, June I6. 

3.30 P. M. — Baccalaureate Sermon, by Rev. Wm. R. Tuknek, of Washington, D. C. 

Monday, June 17. 

9.00 A. M. — Field and Track Events on College Campus. 6.30 P. M. — Drill and Battalion Parade. 

1.00 P. M. — Tennis Tournament. 8.30 P. M. — Class Day Exercises in College Hall. 

3.30 P. M. — Base Ball, Alumni Game. Address by Judge J. W. Bl.\ckistone, of Virginia. 

Tuesday, June I8. 

10.30 A.M. — Annual Meeting of Alumni Association. S.30 P. M. — Society Night — Joint Meeting of Literary 

2.00 P.M. — Base Ball, Alumni vs. College. Societies. Debate for Alumni Medal. 

4.30 P. M. — Review of Battalion and Inspection. Address by Pre.sident R. W. Silvester. 

Wednesdjk.y, June 19. 

10.30 A.M. — Commencement Exercises. . 4.30 P. M. — Exhibition Drill. 

Address by Hon. Oi.ix Brvan, of Baltimore, Md. 9.00 P. M. to i.oo A. M. — Commencement Ball. 

Music furnished by Naval Academy Band. 

Class Da^y Exercises, Monday, June 17. 

Exi-KcisES 8.30 P. M. 

Music Overture, " Lust spiel," Keler Bela. 

Entry of Senior Class. 

Class History and Prophecy Captain H. C. Whiteford. 

Music March, "Emblem of Liberty." 

Announcement, Senior Lictor Major \V. W. Cohey. 

Address, Junior Orator Captain J. T. Hakdisty. 

Presentation of Class Shield and Fasces. 

Senior Armor Bearers Captains McDonnell and W'hitekord. 

Junior Armor Bearers Sergeants Coudon and Mackall. 

Address, Junior Orator Lieutenant J. D. Bowman. 

Music "War Songs." 


Song, " Auld Lang Sync." Classes. 

Announcement, Junior Lictor Lieutenant F. H. Peters. 

Installation of New Senior C1&.SS. 


.\ddress I'pon Resolutions Sergeant Major R. L. Mitchell. 

Class Ode of 1902 Words by H. (C. Bradeurd, 1902. 

Formal Adjournment. 

Mu>ic, Ragtime " Phoebe Johnson's Cake Walk." 

Address to Classes Judge J. W. G. Blacristone, of Virginia. 

Music " Greater America." 

Music furnished lj\- Hyatts\-ille Orchestra. 


Joint Meeting' Literary Societies, Tuesday, June l8. 

Debate for Alumni Gold Medal. 

"Morrill vs. " New Mercer." 

Exercises 8. 30 P. M. 

Music, " M. A. C." Mandolin Club. 

Address President R. W. Silvester. 

Debate — Resolved , 

That the Treatment of the Chinese Nation by the Civilized Nations of the World 
during the Past Centurj' Has Been Justifiable. 

I. Affirmative Mr. A. R. Hirst. 

Music, " M. A. C." Quartette. 

1. Negative Mr. F. V. McDonnell. 

Music, Instrumental Solo, Mr. C. N. Bohic. 

2. Affirmative Mr. E. C. P.'M.mer. 

Music Mr. J. A. E. Evster. 

2. Negative Mr. R. L. Mitchell. 

Music, " M. A. C." Quartette. 

Declamation, Original Verses Professor C. S. Rich.vrdson. 

Decision of Judges. 
Music " M. A. C." Mandolin Club. 


Maryl&.nd Agricultural College. 

Commencement Exercises. 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 10.30 A. M. 

Invocation Rev. J. C. S. Mayo. 


Address to Graduates By Hon. Oun Bryan, of Baltimore, Md. 


Salutatory F. V. McDonnell. 

" The Dawn of the Century." 

Valedictory • • . . W. W. Cobey. 

" The Conflict of the Anglo-Saxon and the Slav." 

Presentation of Diplom&s. 

By His Excellency, Governor John Walter Smith. 

Benediction Kev. J. E. Grammer, D. D. 

Music furnished by Naval Academy Band. 


Hdwps d^nd Mishd^ps. 


Mciklc : — "Hlection day comes on Thursday this year, 

don't it?" 
Roberts : — ' ' No ; on Friday . ' ' 

Palmer : — "Miss S. is going to join the Colonial Dames." 
La7isdalc : — "My uncle fought in the war; I think I will 
join too." 

Couneilman 11': — "Captain, do I have to salute the 
Major-Sergeant ? " 

/'ro/'. LanahiDi : — (in surveying class) "Mr. Bouic, in 
what direction does the needle of this compass 
point ? ' ' 

Bouic: — (after due deliberation; finalh' pointing due 
south) "Out there, Professor." 

Circcn: — "Why, by gum; they used to wear shoulder 
straps on their arms." 

Warficld : — (reading invitation) "Lansdale, this is the 

first verbal invitation I e\-er saw." 

Fenby : — "I have a fine uuiini bridge dictionary np in my 

Prof. Lanahan : — "Mr. Kendall, you have said as much 
nonsense in as few words, as it was possible for you 
to say." 

Peach: — "Professor, I can't find the temperature of this 
water at o°." 

Hirst : — "Say " Bow," there is the store where they sell 

Hull: — "They say so much about Booker T. Washing- 
ton, but I bet three quarters of the negroes in this 
countr}' never heard of him 'till he dined with 

Evans : — "That's right; I never did." 


June Ball Org'aniz&tion. 


Major Thomas B. Symons, 
Captain J. D. Bowman, 
Captain R. L. Mitchell, 

. President. 


Secretary and Treasurer. 

Captain R. L. Mitchell, 
Sergeant J. C. Cockey, 
Corporal J. P. Collier, 

Floor Committee. 

1st. LiEt'TENANT H. N. Lansdale, Chairman. 
Adjutant L E. Mackall, 1st. Sergeant P. L. Peach, 

Sergeant W. S. Hull, Sergeant J. N. Warfield, 

Corporal G. \V. Cairnes, Cadet W. R. Roberts, 

Sergeant H. D. Watts, 

Sergeant E. B. Dunbar, 

Cadet T. L. Hincs. 

Major T. B. Symons. 

1st. Sergeant J. M. Matthews, 

Captain ]. D. Bowman, 
Sergeant W. S. Hull, 

Major T. B. Symons, 
1st. Sergeant P. L. Peach, 
Corporal J. M. Turner, 

Reception Committee. 

Captain S. P. Darry, Chairman. 
Captain J. D. Bowman, Sergeant-Major Ralph Hamblin, 

Sergeant H. D. Watts, Sergeant J. C. Cockey, 

Corporal J. P. Collier. 

Refreshment Committee. 

Adjutant L. E. Mackall, Chairman. 
2nd. Lieutenant A. R Hirst, Sergeant VV. R. B. Mayo, 

Corporal D E. Brown, Cadet R. Rice, 

Cadet Bernard judd. 

Invitation Committee. 

1st. LiEi'TENANT Joseph Corxws., ]r., Chairman. 
Captain S. P. Darby, Captain R L. Mitchell, 

Sergeant J. N. Warfield, Sergeant W. R. Mitchell, 

Cadet L. VV. Cruikshank, Corporal F. C. Farrall, 

1st. Sergeant E. P. Walls, 
Sergeant C. P. Page. 

Sergeant S. B. Nicholls, 
Cadet A. T. Schenck. 

1st. Sergeant J. M. Matthews, 

Sergeant E. B. Dunbar, 

Cadet A. A. Parker. 





, .. I .:j^;^^%]^4;r-;<-g<^<-^;^^<fr<>y^^--^^^^ 

Gredwt Men of M. A. C, 2wnd Their Specid^lties. 


Astronomy S. P. Darby. 

Agriculture Walls. 

Botany "Sy." 

Bores Bradford. 

Brass Shaw. 

Bugling Councilman. 

Bungling Kendall. 

Chemistry Sophomore 

Cooking Ewell T. 

College Grove Jones. 

Dancing Rutledge. 

Disorder Non-Commissioned Officers. 

English Ramonet. 


Baseball The whole team. 

Lc)VE Lansdale, of course. 

Military Aff.virs Doub and Rincks. 

Oratory Cairnes. 

Ponies Bouic. 

Physics Collier. 

Prof,\nity All except Y. M. C. A. members. 

Pe.\rs Anderson. 

Sporting Wisner. 

Tobacco vSincell, { es]ieciall_\- borrowed leaf). 

Tonsori.vl Art Ruiz. 

Ver.vcity vSincell. 


The Great M. A. C. Vaudevillians, 

First and Probably L2>.st Appearance. 

30— Wonderful Artists.— 30 

College Hall, Friday, February 30th, 1902. 



In liis great song hit, "I Nevek Saw the Streets ov Cairo;" 
assisted by Mr. Bradford, who will carry the bass. 


Will show how one can hold lovely hands without the necessity 
of ])laying cards. 

The tiianajj;cmciit olVcrs $ioo to the l.idy bold enough to assist him in the act. 


(Especially imported for this one appearance) 

Will tell a few V. M C. A. jokes. (Anyone laughing will be 


Will give his great tragedy, "How I Became a Soldier;" closing 
with the ])athetic ballad, "I'd Hate to be a Military Man." 


Our mighty shortstop. 

Will demonstnite how he hits high balls. 
This act cost the manageincnt $3.?4 I'or the materials. 


Will demonstrate his ability to classify bugs. Big bugs, bug- 
houses and bug juice included. 


Will do his lightning change act, "Love at First Sight." 


will show the projjer method of taking temperatures in all appli 
cable cases. 


The Great, 

In his ancient farce, "How to Work the Sick List." 

The whole to conclude with the laughable farce by 


"Two Weeks in College Grove." 


The Inevitable Statistics. 





Where From. 

Reason for 
Being Here. 

Famed For 




"Oh, I don't 

Sugar Loaf" 

To prevent the 
hashing process. 

Good nature and 



To go home to 

get something 

to eat. 



" You may not 
believe it." 

Lately, Charles 

To carry on an im- 
mense correspon- 
dence with girls. 


To get married. 


S. P. 
Speed le. 

"She's a heller." 

Porters ville. 

To help Collier 

hold up the 

Republican party. 


To read "The 

one else has it. 



Dosen't own one. 

Heart of Towson. 

To talk much 

nonsense in few 


in Mathematics. 

To graduate 

June 11, 1902. 


John E. 
A. Roscoe. 

"Great Ca;sar's 


To be near 

Devotion to 

To skip 




" I'm in love." 

Usually College 

To learn to love 
and equivocate. 

Suavity and 

geniality when 

occasion requires. 

To visit The Hill 



"You're a liar." 

Near Rennert's, 

To get "jollied." 

His record in love 
affairs, 1900-02. 

To "do" the 

other man. 



"Ah, hush." 

In the tobacco 

To live and learn. 

Love of Physics. 

Has a new one 
every week. 


John Bull. 

"I'm from the 
Eastern Shure." 

"God's country." 

To study bugs. 




To become a "big 

hug" in 




"Oh, go 'way!" 

Some place in 

To guard the 

Being always on 

To fan "Pike " 

The Inevitable Statistics. 






Where From. 

Reason for 
Being Heki-;. 

Famed For 





He would say 

To save the 


To visit 




Senator Bouic's 

To institute the 


Tohold Y.M.C.A. 




Usually inaudible. 

Rabbit's burrow. 

To get a bugle 


To loom near a 


Booker T. 

"You know 
that's right." 


To talk about 

and his guest. 


To be a 




"Gol darn it." 

Snow banks of 
New York. 

To play foot— ball. 


To " kid " Bouic. 



"Great Jehovah!" 

Swamps of 

To "rush" the 

To become a 



"Let nie talk." 

Green Spring 

To make the 
second teams. 


To get out of 



Long Tom. 

"Hello, Rat!" 

Phcebus, Va. 

To become a 

To relate his 




Baseball regions. 

To join the 
Agricultural flock. 


To win the 
batting medals. 



"She's gone 
on me." 


To make a noise. 


To become a 
talking machine. 



"You're a fool, 

Some peachy 

To become an 


To put 'Dr. Doty" 

out of business. 



"I don't care a 

Off the Farm. 

To wall in 


To lead the 

promotion list 

June 11th. 



"Ain't he sweet." 


To knock down 
plastering in 41. 


Has none. 

The Morning After the June Ball. 


A man, a girl, a lot of traps,— 

What can this picture be ? 
We'll take a closer view, perhaps 

The meaning we can see. 

Let's guess; 
Oh, yes. 

A man, a girl, a distant look, 
A lover's quarrel, that's certain; 

Last night, the ball, a secret nook- 
But let us draw the curtain, 

C. S. R. 


The Empty Pocket Club. 

J. Cockev, 

J/oZ/o.—y Got no money but I will have some." 
Co/ors. — Green and Blue. 

Pass U on/. — '■ Come around next week." 

JFon/s o//?trog„//w».~"Und me a dollar." 
Coimtersicrn. — I. O U 
ToRRiNGTON, President. 

Phiixips, \ 'icc-Prcsident. 

PasTLEY, Secretary and Treasurer. {?) 
Members in Good Standing. 










Occasional Honorary Members. 




AK.„ -c Mackall. 

Also, ,f appearances are to be believed, some niembers of the facultj-. 


standing Committees of the Student Body. 

Elected by Themselves. 



Deaner, Chairman, 

Fenby , 



Dorsey, Chairman, 




Evans, Chairman, 




List too large 
for insertion. 
Also suppressed. 


Gassaway, Chairman. 




Sincell, Chairman. 




Ensor, Chairman. 




Wisner, Chairman. 




Lansdale, Chairman. 




Mackall, Chairman. 




Synions, Chairman. 




Hull, Chairman . 


Ewell, A. T. 


Dunbar, Chairman. 




Phillips, Chairman. 



Y. M. C. A. 

Naylor, Chairman. 




Green, Chairman. 




Darby, Chairman. 




The Last Straw. 


Tp XHIBITOR ( to gaping crowd ) : "Gentlemen, 
^^^ 1 we have here the wonderful Slocum, the Human 
2ffi2J Billy-Goat, who chews and swallows nails, 
glass, spikes, lamp chimneys, tin cans and, in fact, any- 
thing or everything that would kill an ordinarj' man." 

" If any lady or gent in this intelligent and accom- 
plished audience has anything with them which the}' 
would like to see the wonder swallow let them come 
forward and test Klocuni's marvelous powers. He will 

digest it without a qualm. His digestive apparatus is 

William Jones pushes his way forward, bearing a plate 
of Johnny Green's celebrated breakfast cakes. " Here's 
some of our dis mawnin's brekfas I would like to see 
him try." 

Exhibitor grows pale, cries: " We are undone! " (like 
the cakes), and faints. The Human Billy Goat goes 
into spa.sms.! 

Higher Chemistry. 



R. JAMEvS McLEOD TURNER, who is without 
a peer in chemical astuteness, handed in the 
following notes on one of the interesting 
experiments in Rem.sen's Chemistry. 


Treat six-penny wire nails with sulphuric acid. Eet 
action continue until you have five-penny nails. 

Equation: Nails + Acid = a commotion. 

If the nails are dropped into a test tube they go on 

Warm and filter solution and set away to crystallize. I 
expect to find cigar box nails when the solution does 


Our Fswculty. 


First comes our President, R. W. S.; 

The one who is loved by far the best. 

A'ick-President Spence who when he doth speak: 
Putteth forth phrases of Latin and Greek. 

Major John Scantlinc; a fighter, they say; 
Commands our young army, hot for the fray. 

W. L. Taliaferro, agriculture doth teach — 
How to grow all the fruits from banana to peach. 

H. B. McDonnell, a chemist well known; 
Can teach you to soften the hardest of stone. 

Henry Lanahax, it docs really appear; 
Is Civil in one thing, to wit: Engineer. 

A. L. Qr.viN"T.\.\CK, bug man of renown; 
Cock-roaches can no longer linger 'round. 

F. B. BoMBERGER can explain, 'tis true; 
All English and Civics quite plainly to you. 

Samuel S. Buckley, the veterinary man; 
An expert with bea.sts of ever}' clan. 

Henry T. Harrison, in charge of the "Prep; " 
His teaching ability has gained him a "rep." 

Ch.\rles S. Rich.^rdson, an orator bold; 
Long speeches to you will gladly unfold. 

J. H. Mitchell, professor of machines; 
Teaches to draw mechanical scenes. 

J. B. Norton, who understands Botany; 
Will sharpen your senses, if you've got any 

Assistant ]irofessors from Sandston to Ronn: 
Ye Gods! What a mob I What a mob I What a mob!!! 

A'. L. M. 


Wise and Otherwise. 


Sy:moxs. ( Making annouiiceiiient liefore battalion. — 
"We will have dinner to-morrow morning at eleven- 
thirty p. m." 

Profkssok Lanahax. — " Mr. Gourley, what is accel- 
eration ? " 

Mr. GoiTRLKv. — "Acceleration i.s the increase of a 
body during a unit of time." 

Professor Lanahax. — " Mr. Gourley, do you mean 
that a body swells up during a unit of time? " 

Andersox. — "She had one of those clarionettes 
(lorgnettes?) in her hand." 

Greex. — " Old ' rats ' don't have to pa>' the initiation 
fee, do they? " 

W.ARFIELD. — " Lansdale, when I went wrong this 
morning, I thought you gave ' right flood into line.' " 

Symons. — "I would have thrown this book, but 
ill f /link told me not to." 

N. B. — The Professor of English and Civics will not 
meet his to-day, owing to illness. 

Dice. 12, 1901. (Signed) F. B. Bomberger. 

TiRXER (reading above notice). — " Cockey, what 
does N. B. mean? " 

CocKEY, J. — " No Bomberger, of course, youdummyl" 

Ode written by one of the love-sick )Oiuig men of 
College to his best girl. Metre copyrighted: 

In the Spring a young man's fancy 

Lightly turns to thoughts of love; 
Which predominates immensely 

Over everything save "grub." 
And he's thinking, as he listens. 

To the birdlets cheerful song. 
If the other one is loving 

Half as ardently or strong. 
But he knows that she is not, 

For to-day she wanders wide ; 
With some other luckier devil 

By her sweetly charming side. 
While he sits disconsolate. 

Chewing fingers, pad and pen, 
For he knows that he will see her 

— Heaven only knows when! " 

N. B. — Since the above was written the poet has been 
deported to Bayview, where he occupies his spare time in 
perpetrating poetry and manufacturing yells. — Eds. 







^ \% 

Why are the Commandant's whiskers hke the United 

States flag ? 

Long do they wave. 

Why is Bowman's smile hke a brood\- hen ? 
Because its set. 

Wliy are class pins like the High Tariff? 
The}' are for the classes and not for the masses. 

Wh)' are the oy.sters in our soup like W. J. Bryan ? 
They're both "not in it." 

Why is Grason like Washington's Monument? 
Both smallest at the top. 

Why is Bouic's hair like his Bible ? 
They are both very much re( a )d. 

Why is Torrington like an auger ? 
Both are bores. 

Why is Mackall like the letter O ? 
Both always come .second in love. 

W'hy is Wisner like the Athletic Association's debt? 
Neither ever leaves the College. 

Why is our appropriation like Heaven ? 
In the Sweet Bye and Bye. 

Why is our football team like a postage stamp ? 
Always being "licked." 

Why is Lansdale like our "Gym ? " 
Usually found on the road to Captains. 

Why are "sticks" like our worst dinners? 
Both are served on Saturdaj-. 

Why are our clothes like a black-board ? 
When washed they become blacker than ever. 

Wh)' is Levy like a mule ? 
His feet are his strongest point. 

Why is the top hall like a sheep in bed ? 


Rag-Time Verse in Gas Metre. 


Tell me not of Romeo, Hamlet, Leander, or Othello, 
Of cases hard and loves severe from Rome to Buffalo ; 
Of all the men beneath the sun, the lovers fond and true 
Are those of the heavy lover class of Nineteen Hundred-Two. 


There's Symons, who's a mighty man at loving as at drilling. 
And likes to " kid " the pretty girls, who seem to be most willing. 
He goes to town six times a week sometimes — more or less. 
And every time he cometh back " She " has a new address. 

And Bowman, who for constancy is most model. 
He's loved the same girl ever since they both began to toddle ; 
But yet, 'tis said, his heart has fled to nearer regions now. 
And has pledged itself, in ecstasy, in love's eternal vow. 


S, Porter seemed a modest boy when first he came to College, 
And cared not for woman's looks, and was only bent on knowledge. 
But though he studies hard and well his " Zoo " and Trigonometry, 
His thoughts have lately turned, full tilt, to the study of Astronomy. 


Coudon is known throughout the state for movements new and hours late ; 

His calling list is long and choice, his girls are simply great. 

He has one in Charles, in Hyattsville, and yet one more in Cecil. 

His postage bills and lovers' pills would surely cause a whistle. 



Mackall's love is like the wind, the dews, the rain, the flowers. 
Dispelled with time, soon out of line, and quickly dimmed with hours. 
The Rennert is his hostelry for reasons that we know full well ; 
His wandering footsteps lead him there by some far-reaching spell. 


Lansdale is " a peach," they say, with truth, when it comes to courting 
And has broken ( ? i many a feminine heart in his course of sporting. 
Theatre, flowers, cab and all appear as if by magic trick ; 
'Tis slyly hinted by the boys that he soon appears a benedict. 


Hirst, who so modest, and blushing, and bashful did seem. 
When he appeared last year a down- trodden rat in sixteen. 
Has quite budded out, and has many a troublesome case. 
And can scare up a girl at most any time, in any old place. 


Fendall is quiet, and studies as if grinding was a perennial joy ; 
But when he gets out he makes things hum with most any man or boy. 
Our Billy meek doth there waste his class ring, ribbons, pins, and flags ; 
The girl gets them, but carries home a heart just done to rags. 

Mitchell and Wisner are either too young, or too bashful, or unwilling to know; 
But if they did, the rest of us would not have a ghost of a show. 
Let us hope they enter the lists ere they be crowded or 'tis too late, 
And preserve for themselves a sweeter, truer, more blissful estate. 


Neither Rhyme Nor Reason. 


Dear Sir: — I was tailing in all mj' "exams" and ;?s a last 
resort sent for your book on Hypnotism. After reading a few 
pages I am now able to make passes most beautifully. If you 
have any work on causing loss of memory, please send me a copy, 

on credit, as I would like to use it on Professor B . 

Yours truly, 

Sergeant J. C. C. 


Baltimore, Md. : 

Dear Sirs : — Thanks for money lent on expectation account. 
Think you could do a lucrative loan business if you established a 
branch at this College. Guarantee could also be made a specialty, 
as most of the boys seem to be very suspicious. 

I. O. U., Harold. 



Boston, Mass.: 

Dear Sirs: — I have Ijccii giving your food for several months 
past to my kid brother wiih great success. No mother should be 
without it. When I began to use it he cried all the time Ijut now 
he only cries when he gets "stuck" or falls down in lessons. I 
shall recommend it on all occasions. It is also efficient in cases of 
love-sickness, as I have found b)' personal experience. 

Yours thankfully, L. E. M. 


Sirs: — I formerly had to take Turkish and Russian liaths to 
induce perspiration. After using one of your famous padded 
blouses I find there is nothing left to perspire. Would suggest 
them for third degree torture in extreme cases cjf crime. 

Yours for anti-fat, F. W . 


Dear Sir :—l had a severely swollen head, on account of my 
proficiency in mathematics, before entering your class. After 
taking two of your noted examinations I have entirely recovered. 
Yours gratefully, George L. W. 


Grizzley. Col. : 

Wonderful Sirs : — I had six hairs on the right side of ray face 
and two on the left when I commenced to use your wonderful 
remedy. 1 have used twelve bottles, and now have twenty well- 
developed hairs on my countenance Please send down a carload 
of your valued Circassian Frizzle for my lovely locks, as the damp 
atmosphere keeps them out of curl. 

Yours owingly, H. D. W. 


Yearly Report M. A. C. Sartorial Club. 

The Shirt: 

" I have been on and oflf for t\^o months." 

The Collar Button : 

" I have just come out of Schenck's band; I've 
been in a hole for some time." 

The Suspenders: 

" I'm still holding an important position." 

The Socks: 

" I've been near the sole for some time and have 
determined to take holy orders; but if I do, I'll 
be darned.' ' 

The Shoes : 

" I've been tied up for some time but expect to 
go higher, as a ballet girl has just bought me." 

The Collar : 

" I gave it to my owner in the neck, last night, 
but he soon wilted me down." 

The Cuffs: 

" I'm always around when good hands are being 
dealt out." 

The Belt: 

" I'm usuall\' in the winning position, too." 

The Trousers: 

"I, also, go around the waist." 

The Vest: 

" I can keep time with any of 3'ou." 

The Coat: 

" I'd 's leave back myself as anyone" 

The Head Covering : 

" I don't care, I cap the climax." 

The Top Coat : 

"I, unlike other peaches, spring in the autumn 
and blossom in winter." 

The Cane : 

" None of you are in it — I carry off the ribbons." 

The Looking Glass : 

■' But I am usuall}- the end in(g) view." 













okken pea« claket kancy ices assorted <akes 

STRAWBERRIES with cream 



June 14, inoi. 




" An Ornament in Peace, a Guard in War." 

ATH L-E-rlCS : l_IEUX. R. H. PETERS, 'o: 

"As runners with a race, I lay me down a little while to breathe " 


"Go on with the dance, let joy be unconfined." 

THE l_ADIESl SERC3T. H. N. 1_A N S D A l_E, '02 

" He that hath no Lady, can'st not fight." 

"Footprints on the Sands of Time." 

IY N the collection of .souvenirs, the delight and 
1 past time of many college students, the 

M^J boys of Company "A" hall have had a store- 
house containing an inexhaustible supply. 
When we remember the summer school 
which occupied the rooms on that hall during last 
summer there can be no doubt as to the origin of the 
following articles, found September 20th, and now held 
and prized by the many lucky ones. 
2 silver buckles. 
7 side combs. 
I gross hair pins. 
I box of rouge ( appropriated by Sergeant Page. ) 

1 pair of curling irons, (used with great success by 
Lieutenant Hirst. ) 

2 powder puffs. 

I life size sketch of Professor Richardson, (much 
prized by Sergeant Cockey.) 

22 pictures of " Billy " Fendall (Price 24 for ten cents.) 

663 "Hunks" of chewing gum, much the worse for 

wear, varying in size from one-half pound to two ounces. 

66 safety pins ( unanimously donated to the " Preps.") 

32 notes from H. N. Lansdale upon every subject 

under the sun except chemistry. 

22,562 curl papers. 


A Quiz in Economics. 

PROF. BOMBERGER.— Mr, Wisner, what do you mean 
by pauperism? 

MR. W. — Why, it is that state in which we find our- 
selves after having had a visit from the treasurers of the 
Athletic Association, June Ball Organization, Rossbourg 
Club. Y. M. C, A. and " Reveille." 

PROF. B.— Mr. Fendall, what was the first state of 

Mr. F. — The state of a new boy shortly after he enters 
M. A. C. 

PROF. B.— Why so? 

MR. F. — Because when he first enters he is confronted 
Dy about " forty-leven " boys selling old uniforms, caps, 
pieces of chairs and college pins, as well as others who 
want to give him dancing lessons. Consequently, when 
he has given each of these his share, he realizes that he 
has become almost a pauper. 

PROF. B. — You seem to understand the subject fairly 

PROF. B.— Mr. Hirst, define labor. 

MR. H. — Briefly speaking, it is that which a "Rat" 
goes through during his first year at college. 

PROF. B. — Mr. Bowman, what is the productive 
capability of a community. 

MR. B. — Do you mean any special community? 

PROF. B. — You may take a special one if you wish. 

MR. B. — It is the amount of noise which the boys are 
capable of producing when they sweep out on Thursday 
night. I think this would equal the racket at the Zoo if 
all the animals should set up a howl at the same time. 

PROF. B.— Mr. Mitchell, what is the theory of inter- 
national exchange? 

MR. M.— Itis the new theory, that it is beneficial to 
education and international speech, to put a foreigner (a 
Cuban or Venezuelan > in every other room in place of one 
Maryland boy. 

PROF. B. — Mr. Lansdale, what is meant by debased 

MR. L. — A coin used for a bad purpose, as the pur- 
chase of tobacco, liquor, etc. 

PROF. B.— Mr. Mackall, Mr. Mitchell has explained 
international exchange, what is the effect of this exchange 
upon production? 

MR. M. — The effect appears to be an evil one, it pro- 
duces a mongrel speech, which no one can understand, not 
even those who are speaking it. 

PROF. B. — Mr. Wisner, What can you say of the 
parties to the distribution of wealth? 

MR. W. — They are usually members of corporations, 
for instance, those who shared in the wealth reaped from 
the dancing class, were Mackall, Lansdale and Bowman, 


those of the ' ' Consolidated College Pin Trust, ' ' were the 
two last-named gentlemen, Symons and Mitchell. 

PROF. B.— Mr, Fendall, what is interest? 

MR. F. — That which a cadet pays for leaving College 
without permission, a privilege which he has borrowed. 
The interest on this is usually two weeks membership in 
the College Grove Club. 

PROF. B. — Mr. Hirst, what can you say of subsistance? 

MR. H. — It is usually some form of beef and cold 

PROF. B. — Mr. Bowman, what are profits? 

MR. B, — There are two kinds. First, those zeroes 
which you often make on Monday as a consequence of 
going to town Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Second, 
three-fourths of that which you pay for every article pur- 
chased from the store at College Park. 

PROF. B.— Mr. Mitchell, tell us something of trade 
unions and strikes. 

Mr. M. — Trade unions are those unions formed in the 
dead of night to exchange a note with "Johnny Green," 
for twenty or thirty loaves of bread or a few pounds of 
sugar. Strikers are those members of the base-ball team 
who fan at the ball and never hit it. 

PROF. B. — Mr. Lansdale, what is bimetalism? 

MR. L. — It is a combination of the indestructible brass 
of the Juniors and the soft steal of the Sophomores. 

PROF. B. — Mr. Mackall. can you say anything about 
the principles of taxation? 

Mr. M. — Not much, there seems to be very little princi- 
ple about it. Every one is taxed for all that can be gotten 
out of him. 

PROF. B. — Mr. Wisner, what is the standard of deferred 

MR. W. — It is a practice among some who continually 
put off paying their dues to the Athletic Association, and 
their other debts. 

PROF B.— Mr. Fendall, what are hard times? 

MR. F. — They are the times when we "flunk" in an 
"exam." get licked in athletic games, reported for mis- 
demeaners, etc. 

PROF. B. — Mr. Hirst, what can you say of the destruc- 
tion of wealth? 

MR. H. — In the language of the President it is the waste 
and abuse of College property. 

PROF. B. — I think there will be no trouble for any of 
you to pass the examination, in fact, most of you should 
make a hundred. The examination will cover everything 
in the book, and as it is now ten minutes after time, the 
class is excused. 


The Alumni Association. 

IV N spite of the difficulties which have attended 
X the organization and growth of the Alumni 
gr=a^^ Association of the Maryland Agricultural 

^/^^J College, the interest in the welfare of the 
College manifested by its members has not abated. In 
fact, it grows stronger from day to day. 

There have been many expres.sions of this interest. 
The first evidence of it was shown when the Alumni 
Association provided for three medals, which were to be 
awarded annually for excellence in three of the depart- 
ments of college work. The first was a recognition of 
the chief aim of the establishment of the Agricultural 
College, being awarded to that member of the Senior 
Class who should prepare the best essay, representing 
some original research, on some subject pertaining to 
scientific agriculture. 

The second aimed to make prominent that other feature 
of college work, which goes to make the Maryland Agri- 
cultural College distinctively the State School of Tech- 
nology, the Mechanical Engineering Department. The 
awarding of this medal is decided by competition among 

the members of the Senior Class, and is fixed on the 
principle of excellence. 

In connection with the foregoing medals, it may be 
said that the Alumni Association has been very jealous 
in guarding the granting of them. In order to insure a 
high standard of excellence, it was formally ordered by 
the Association that no medals should be given unless 
there were competition ; or unless, in the discretion of 
the Executive Committee, the character of the work was 
so high as to justif}' the waiving of the rule. 

The influence exerted by the granting of these medals 
has undoubtedlj' done much to direct the attention of 
the students to the Agricultural and Mechanical Courses. 
This, we believe, is the true policy ; and that the Alumni 
A.ssociation has so deemed it, may be evident from the 
fact that it was in accordance with a recommendation to 
that effect by the Association, that the Board of Trustees 
established the regulation requiring scholar.ship students 
to enter the Agricultural or the Mechanical Course. 
This regulation has made these departments very prom- 
inent ; and the condition resulting therefrom will un- 


doubtedly prove the MarN-land Agricultural College to 
be in fact an Agricultural and Mechanical College — a 
School of Modern Technology. 

The third medal above referred to, has been awarded 
for excellence in debate. This medal is probably more 
eagerly .sought after than any other, as it is open to all 
classes. There being two literary societies in the College, 
they usually divide on the question ; and the contest 
becomes not only a means of determining the best indi- 
vidual debater, but it affords an opportunity for friendl\ 
rivalry between the societies. The debate is judged by 
members of the Alumni Association; and, as the contest 
is held on Alumni Day — the day preceding Conmience- 
ment Day — many of the Alumni attend the exerci-ses. 

In the matter of aiding the College in .securing aid 
from the State, individual and organized effort on the 
part of the Alumni has undoubtedlj- proved very effec- 
tive ; and, it must be remembered, that this is a factor 
in the growth of the College which will grow stronger 
from )'ear to )'ear. 

Recently an effort has been made to arouse among 
the AUnnni additional interest in college athletics, and 
alread}- a great measure of success has been attained. 
For the past two years there have been held competitions 

in baseball between the College teams and teams com- 
posed of alumni. Though the regular teams have 
appropriately been successful, yet the contests have been 
exciting and 

This year competition has been arranged in track 
athletics as well as in baseball, and a great deal of 
interest has been aroused. Undoubtedly these arrange- 
ments are all means to one end — the increase of interest 
in the welfare of the College. And when we add to this 
the fact that the association is increasing in strength 
daily, and that by holding the lianquets and annual 
meetings at the College, the associations of the alumni 
are more and more closel\- identified with the interests of 
the College, we feel safe in predicting more power and 
pre.stige to the Alumni Association, and a greater degree 
of success to the College. These are the true aims of 
every alumnus of the Maryland Agricultural College. 
The officers of the Association for tlie past year were : 

President — F. B. Bomberger, '94. 

Viec- President — J. Enos R.w, '92. 

Seeretary- Treasurer — J. R. Lai"c;hlix, '96. 

Members of Ji.xeeutive Connnitlee — F. B. 
Veitch, 'gr, T. M. Price, '99. 


An Intercepted Letter. 


September 23rd., 1904. 

My Dear Monimer, 

I arrived here all ris^ht, and was 
met at the station by a little boy they call Mack, who 
walks like a Gordian knot Ijefore it was cut, and who took 
nie and my trunk up to the College behind a black horse 
with no tail, who travels about as fast as I used to when 
you called me up to spank me. 

On arriving, a pompous man with a bay window who 
they call Mr. Green, escorted me to the president's office, 
but he was not in; had gone to Annapolis on appropria- 
tion business, so they said, though what he is appropri- 
ating there I don't know. I hope he leaves the State 

I was next taken in charge by a big fat man they called 
Cythe, as far as I could catch it. He wore straps on his 
shoulders — not like the ones pa use.s — and had on a big 
curved tin sword, which almost tripped him when he 
walked, and had on white gloves, which were not white — 
only meant to he. Mr. Green called hini the O. D., but 

I guess that don't mean old Nick. He took me to pro- 
fes.sor Spence's, the vice-president's, room. Say, I used 
to think old deacon Brown was tall, but may, he is only a 
fence post beside a telephone pole to Mr. Spence. Pro- 
fessor Spence .seemed mighty nice, however, and told me 
that I ought to be a Senior, but that my age was too small 
and he would have to assign me to the Freshmen Class; 
but that I could be a Junior in the agricultural or biolog- 
ical course if I wanted to. I took the Fre.shman, 'cause 
I came to school to learn something, and be a credit to the 
old Frogville Academy. 

Major Sy. then escorted me upstairs and put me in a 
room with a couple of other new boys, who seemed almost 
as scared as I was. 

After four o'clock I was allowed to help lay off the 
football field, which is a lovely job, and assist greatly in 
the preparation for Geometry next year. Finally, after 
becoming as white all over as a white rat, I was allowed 
to retire, and some Sophomores and Fre.shmen kindly 
came in and dusted the lime off. They didn't use clothes 
brushes, but something still more effective. I expect to 


thank them some day when I can move around comfort- 

After supper I went down to the store at College Park. 
There is a lovely old man there whose chief delight seems 
to be to treat the Maryland Agricultural College boys 

At half-past seven they have what they call "call to 
quarters," after which only the non-sufficient officers 
visit, and I had peace for three hours. The Seniors seem 
awfully kind and friendly like, and most all of them called 
on me, and for the most part a.sked me for money for one 
thing or another before they left. I must have hdd some 
more visitors after eleven o'clock, however, as when I 
woke up my face was blacker than it ought to be, and 
there was an extinct cat tied to my toe. 

I am to be a Company "B." man, and room about 
seventeen stories above ground on a hall that they call 
Buzzard's Roost. 

Captain Bowman is mj' captain and he is awfully hand- 
some, and grins all the time, 'cept when he is eating — 
and that is pretty often. 

I'm going to take the electrical engineering course, 
'cause there isn't any here yet, and besides, I like to be 

shocked. If Ti'c get the appropriation, they are going to 
build a big new building with all tlie dynamics, insulta- 
tors, currents, reduction coils, etc., in it. 

I expect to play football, as it is a nice game and I will 
be plentj' tough enough, in parts, to stand all the shocks. 
Besides, I can save my hair cutting bill and spend the 
mone)' in tobacco, as Mr. Sincell and Mr. Evans use an 
awful lot. 

Some of the boys take an interest in our drilling, and 
let us drill overtime after supper on "B." hall. I expect 
to get a sergeancy next year, at least, as Captain Phillips 
says I am a fine soldier. 

My paper has run out, as Lieutenant Condon borrowed 
twenty sheets to write a letter with last night. 

Please send me ten dollars to get .some stamps and paper 
with, as club dues have broke me entireh*. Write soon 
and send a box up by the first mail. I will write again 
as soon as the money comes, so I can buy a stamp. 
Your loving son, 

P. S. Tell Mamie I will write as soon as I can sit 
down comfortably for a definite period, 



For Sale, Rent, Lease, Loan or Give Away. 

Oy the Buzzard's Roost 

** Social Club.— 76 pie plates 
(unwashed), 3 cork screws, 2 
can openers, i whiskey glass 
( never been used ), i egg beater, 
"silverware," too numerous to 
mention, i set of burglar's tools, 
2 poker chips, i "deck" of 16 
cards, i rat trap, i shin guard, 
(useful on fire escapes), besides 
other articles which can'/ be 
enumerated. Will sell cheap, as 
the Club is in debt. 

By the Adjutant.— A Noble 
Stable of Blue Ribbon Win- 
ners, all broken to harness and 
will stand hard driving. Most 
of them sired by Harper & Bros, 
and darned (no profanity in- 
tended), by the Professor of 
Classics. Being some of the 
famouslast vear'sstableof T-T.H. 

Dy The Sophomore Class. — 

** Complete Synopsis of all 
Studies pursued by the class this 
year. ALso a Microscope to de- 
cipher same, as paper was scarce 
and cut in thin strips when the 
synopsis was made. Freshman 
Class have the refusal. Also 
some elegant "flunks" in Ger- 
man, and Mathematics of all 
kinds. Will trade for Junior 

II y Coudon. — Several Books 
" on the Art of Letter Writing. 
Also, several hundred letters, 
varying in size from six letters 
( g. w. b. & s. d. )* to thirty 
.sheets. Will sell cheaply to 
some fair maiden of a love-lorn 
turn of mind, epistolatory 
burdens are onerous. 
*(i() wav back and sit down. — Ei). 

O y Room 24. — Several Rats of 
" fairsize.good squeaky voices, 
and generally ap- 
pearance. Sold to make room 
fornext Fall's crop, which prom- 
ises to be large and clamorous. 

Oy The Junior Class. — A 

" Class Yell which sounds like 
a buzz saw striking a nail in a 
log; also .several Enlarged Cra- 
niums. Sold on account of diffi- 
culty in getting summer tiles for 

Dy the Senior Cl&ss. — Senior 
** Respon.sil)ilities at a discount. 
Senior privileges of the 
other have tried to as- 
sume for themseh-es. 





By The Faculty : 

A boy with all the cardinal virtues. 

In Room 42 : 

A cage for the ape. 

By Capt. S. Porter : 

Standard works on Astronomy and Shooting 
Stars ; Price not to exceed three cents per copy. 

By Capt. Bowman : 

Mess call six times a day. 

By "Tessie:" 

A batting average and a medal offered for the 

By Several "Rats:" 

Good " fannings." 

By Room 4I : 

Reveille at 11-30 A. M. 

By "Sy:" 

A professor of Hieroglyphics to decipher his writ- 
ing for him when he gets twisted up ' 'on the same. ' ' 

By Sergeant Cockey : 

The earth. 

By Horner and Schenck : 

Cu.shion or pneumatic tires on persuaders. 

By College Grove Club : 

The limits of College Grove extended in an east- 
erly direction so as to include all that property 
known as ' ' The Pie Factory ' ' lying in College 

By Captain : 

Lock and chains to attach to current magazines. 

By " the Student body : " 

A mint started on the College premises. 

By Mr. Thomas, Sr. : 

Repeating Colt revolver of long range, and an in- 
strument to estimate the pressure of water when 
falling from the different dormitory halls. 

By Wisner : 

Several cases. 

By Coudon : 

An occupation. 

By the Football contingent : 

By Matthews : 

A gag. 
By Bay : 

Corporals chevrons. 
By the kind reader : 

A rest. 


"And That's the Sweetest Story Ever Told." 

Only the old, old story, 

The story of human hearts, 
Of Cupid's wiles and his subtle smiles. 

As he smites with his merciless darts. 

Only the old, old story. 

First told in Eden's bowers, 
Yet ever new as the morning's dew, 

And sweet as the fragrance of flowers. 

Only the old, old story. 

Repeated again and again. 
Of Cupid's wiles and subtle smiles, 

As he pierces the hearts of men. 

—C- S. R. 


Some T&».med "Birds" We Have Known. 



Jiknuary lOth, 1902. 

Mk. Anthony Comstock, President Society for Prcven- 
tation of Cruelty to Animals. 

New York, N. Y. 
Honored Sir: 

In pursuance with your valued instructions, I 

have made an exhaustive investigation of the conditions 

existing at Maryland Agricultural College, in regard to 

our friends and allies, the animals residing in the College. 

I have to report as follows: 

I find an immense number of rats running at large, and 
though some of them are treated ver)' nicely and are 
allowed to improve their physical condition bj- carrying 
water, making beds, chasing balls, and by taking nice 
long walks to College Park; others are much impo.sed 
upon by boys who take the stamps of government ap- 

proval and thus entail upon them. On the whole, 
however, their condition is ver^' fair ; and if things con- 
tinue to improve, their state will be all that can be desired 
by next year. 

There is an unfortunate Ape in room fourty-two, who 
is forced to make up beds and sweep out in fourty-one for 
public amusement, who is still too j'oung for such trials. 
W'e should suggest that he lie sent to some country asylum 
until he becomes of proper age to appear in public. 

There are several horses and ponies kept in a confined 
.state on one of the upper halls, and though they have 
reached maturity' — having been several hundred years in 
translation — it is feared that they will break down under 
the fearful strain to which they are subjected. Measures 
should immediately be taken to remove them to healthier 

There is also a Rabbit and a Monk on the second hall. 


Tlie former is quiet, but the latter for 
both, and sometimes strays away disturbing the ladies in 
nearby towns^ 

There is a Bay in the room with the Bunnie, and it is 
feared that the latter will fall overboard some night. 
Removal to room thirty-two where there is a verdant 
W'ood is advised. 

The Monk rooms with a Jap, and the latter threatens 
to devour him in some of his hungry moments. The Ape 
and the monk should be caged togetlier. 

There is also a Chicken on the next roost to Buzzard's 
Roost, which is in dangerous proximity to a boy, who, 
like the coon, enjoys salad on all occasions. If not moved 
to other quarters it is feared that some night the Chick 
will be absent from reveille in the president's barn-yard. 

There are two Cows stabled on a hall, one of which fares 
ver\- well, since she rooms with an agricultural man; but 
the other is a little "ratty," and suffers accordingly. If 

not treated lietter she will kick the bucket and America 
will lose a highly prized &\\\»iii/c'. Removal to padded 
quarters is requested. 

This is a brief nsiiiiu- of the needed reforms, and we 
hope that they will be attended toby your puissant honor. 

Please send me money for a new S. P. C. A. uniform, 
as it rains all the time here, sometimes out of a clear sky. some cash on expense account, as most of the boys 
are usually out of tobacco. 

Your humble .servant, 

A. Fake Seekerout, 

vSpecial Agent, S. P. C. A. 

P. S. There is :ilso a large Porcupine here with briijht red quills 
and as the variety is most rare, we suggest that "Sallie," as the 
gifted animal is called, be placed in cither the New York or Deal's 
Island /Coloogical Gardens. 

A. F. S. 


Final Examination in Senior Agriculture. 

Show that an immense correspondence is requisite 
to occupy the mind of one pursuing this course. 

If a potato tuber contains seven eyes, how many eyes 
will Coudon cast on the fair sex on the way to 

If a practical farmer makes $i,ooo a year on a certain 
farm, show how you could increase the yield to 
$15,000 per year on the same farm by a careful study 
of " Grimm's Fairy Tales." 

If Coudon studies two hours in four months prove 
that his term average will be 99.99. 

If it takes an hour for the class to reach a burdock 
plant on Berwyn Hill, and one and a quarter houns 
to return, how much work will the class do in three 
periods of three quarters of an hour each. 

6. If we plant beans and corn in alternate rows and 

cross breed, prove that in six generations succotash 
will result. 

7. If there are ten ripe tomatoes in the green-house 

when the Freshman Class enters it, how much of 
the vines will be left when the period is over? 

8. If a colt has bone spavin prove that his great, great 

grandmother was fed on an excessive diet of ground 
bone meal. 

9. If a plant grows in the sun, state why its leaves are 

as green as the Agricultural Course students. 

10. If one acre of strawberries will yield 1,250 quarts at 
Laurel, wh)- does the M. A. C. Experiment Station 
bed of three acres only produce 300 quarts? 

N. B. Number of students at College 130; height of fire- 
escape 90 feet. 

Note. — One perfect answer gives a mark of 100. 


All Hallowe'en. 

AND it came to pass at a certain season of the 
the year that there came a day on the one 
and thirtieth day of October, yclept, in 
ordinary parlance, Hallowe'en. And it 
also came to pass that early in the day, 
yea, before the sun had finished his course, certain wise 
men did put their heads together and did decide that the 
several and respective lower classes should, that night, 
make much iioise and raise hob, generally, before the 
face of all the people. 

Captain, being a wise man and skilled in all know- 
ledge, did retire early after stuffing cotton batten in his 
ears and turning all of the genus dog obtainable loose 
upon his premises. And it also came to that the 
Seniors being virtuous men and addicted to much work 
of the brain, and being exceeding tired, did also retire 
earh' and left the l)uilding to stand on its own founda- 

The watchman, however, being a man of exceeding 
great courage and long whiskers, did gird his loins for 
the fray, and did jirepare many blank cartridges. 

And it came to pass about the twelfth hour of the 
night that many shrouded forms did jiroceed from the 
various rooms and proceed to make a slow and cautious 
way down the fire e.scapes. When they had reached the 
ground they made a large, yea, a mighty racket, 
yelling with one discord many frightful class j'ells. 
They did then proceed to raise cain, generally, about 
the temple of wisdom, and did move many strange and 
various vehicles up to the temple door, and did even im- 
plant one of them at the very door of the president's 
sanctum, yea, on the president's hall, itself. 

While strange doings were going on one of the 
classes did feloniouslj' and with malice prepense, extract 
and purloin the bones of an extinct man from the higher 
temple of knowlege and placing it in the toga 
of the mighty captain, who rules our mili- 
tary life, did hang it upon the chanda- ^ •'J'^ 
Her, in the latter's office. Whereat 
they laughed and clapped their jM 
hands and were exceeding 
glad. And it further came 


to pass that one of the more have brained classes did un- 
lawfully extract the chairs from the hall of the inner 
man, and did remove them to a distant place upon the 
campus ; and early in the morning, when the first meal 
was served, all the boys, except the Seniors, were forced 
to eat manna in an upright position, yea, standing upon 
their feet, though there had been no punishment to 
bring forth such a state of affairs. 

These and many other things did these peaceful peoples 
do; and after much noise of singing (?), and divers 
other noises, they did finally enter again the temple of 
Morpheus, and did snore prodigiously. 

And it came to pass the next morning that captain 
rose with the sun and did look in the direction of college 
to see if the barracks were .still there, and seeing it, re- 
joiced exceedingly and was glad. 

And it still further came to pass that the mighty cap- 
tain having to enter the chief centurion's office, 
did open the door with the assistance of the janitor, and 
did start back exceeding frightened at the sight of the 
skeleton in the closet there. 

And it is further recorded that the janitor, being a 
Gentile, did allow strange language to escape him, and 
did swear exceeding much, whereat he was condemmed 
to keep " B " hall clean, all day, for all time. 

And it is now captain's intention to lock up the high 
temple and send home the inhabitants thereof to Hal- 
lowe'en, in their own land, when the season shall be 
upon us again. 

We have spoken. 

__gu g^ 1^^ 


Base Hits 

&.nd Strikes. 

"By Necessity, by Proclivity and by Delight We Quote:" 

Rutledge. ' 'The best of men liave even loved repose. ' ' 

Sincell. "Lest men suspect your tale untrue, keep 
probability in view." 

Goddard. "Mine hours were nice and lucky.""' 

Farr&U. "The fire i' the flint shows not, 'till it be 

Anderson. "Comb down his hair; look! it stands 

Cockey. J. "Let none presume to wear an un- 
deserved dignity." 

Phillips. "Neither a borrower nor a lender be." 

Gassaway. "How pretty her blushing was, and how 
.she blushed again!." 

Wa^tts, H. D. "What, is the jay more precious than 
the lark, because his feathers are more l)eautiful?" 

Ba>.y. "Thou, who hast the fatal gift of beaut\-," 

Horner. "The elephant has joints l)ul none for 
courtesy: his legs are for necessity- not for flexure." 

Alfert. "The soul of this man is his clothes." 


Room 43. "Temple and tower went down nor left a 
site. Chaos of ruins!" 

Whiteford. "He was not merely a chip of the old 
block but the old block itself." 

Hatnblin. "They look into the beauty of thy mind, 
and that, in guess, they measure by thy deeds." 

West. "Quoth Hudibras, I .smell a rat." 

Smith. "His fame was great in all the land." 

Brown. "A face with gladness overspread; Soft 
smiles, by human kindness bred!" 

Jones. "Fie, my lord, fie! a soldier and afear'd?" 

"Johnny" Green. "What say you to a piece of 
beef and mustard?" 

Ewell, T. "Unquiet meals make ill digestion." 

The Waiters. "But by the barber's razor best 

ShSkW. "The labor we delight in, — Physics pain." 

Green. "When a gentleman is disposed to swear, it 
is not for slanders by to curtail his oaths." 

Roberts. "Alas, the love of women! it is known to 
be a lovely and a fearful thing." 

Schenck. "As merry as the day is long." 

Popham. "He trudges along, unknowing what he 
sought; and whi.stled as he went for want of thought." 

Weiller. "Think you a little din can daunt my ears?" 

Hines, T. "I have a passion for ballads." 

Evak.ns. "The artillery of words." 

The Juniors. "Why then the world's my oyster 
which I with my sword will open. 

Dorsey. "The jsink, in truth, we should not 

Parker. "Feet that run on willing errands." 

Turner. "Wisely and slow; they stumble that run 

C!vul. Ask me no questions, and I'l tell you no fibs. 

Webster. "Great things astonish us." 

Fesmeyer. "A stirring dwarf we do allowance give 
before a sleeping giant." 


Hull. "The still .small voice is wanted." 

Wentworth. "I have a good eye, uncle; I caii see a 

church liy day light." 

Powers. "Thanks to the gods! My boy has done his 

Ensor. "What man! defy the devil; consider, he's 
an enemy to mankind.'' 

Choate. "vStruck me very much like a steam engine 
in trou.sers." 

Postley. "Sweet childish days that were as long as 
twenty days are now." 

Naylor. "None but himself can be his parallell." 

The Compiler. "O weary heart! O slumbering eyes." 






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Copyright Acting Edition. 
Scene: Little Store at College Park, Store Closed. 10 P. M. 

Hirst — ( Outside door. ) "Hello, I say, open up!" 

Muffled voice from within — "What do you want?" 

Bowman — "Something to eat." 

M. \. F. W — "How much do you want?" 

Hirst and Bowman — (in chorus) "Oh, about ten cents 


M. V. F. W — "I won't come down for that." 

Great consternation on the outside and .sound of 

snoring within. After a long consultation H. and B. 

conclude to their bid to twenty cents apiece. 
Hirst — "Hello, tip there." 
M. V. F. W— Um— m— ni— ni. 
Hirst — "We want twenty cents worth apiece." 
M. V. F. W — (with great energy) "All right, I'l be 

down in a second." 

Bowman and Hirst do a war dance. 

A Rhapsody. 

Poets tell, in dulcet strains, the tales. 

Of birds and flowers and sunny Spring; 
'Till language, e.xhausted, nearly fails 

To pay its due reward to everything. 
But still theres one song has not been told, 

'Tis not of a girl most transcluding fair 
Nor yet of Free Silver or of unlimited gold, 

'Tis sim[)ly of hash — and the hair that is there. 

A Ratty Episode. 


Amid ray dreams of home and friends 

There comes a fearful din, 
That makes my hair stand up on end 

And shivers creep o'er my skin. 


Obi Can it be some awful foe 

Steals on me unwares.' 
Or is it some dread Sophomore 

Come raging up our stairs? 


Or can it be, worst fate of all 

That I hear Bouic in a rage; 
And, being moved to the top hall. 

Suffer the ancient jokes of "Scabby" Page? 


Or is it that dread Judgment day 

Has caught me in my bed? 
Oh, nol It's just the Reveille, 

And my room-mate at my head. 

From the Bulletin Board. 

Lost, Strayed, or Stolen, Capt. J. D. B. A letter 
addre-ssed to him three months ago having remained un- 
answered, it is feared that too much study has effected 
his brain. Any information as to his whereabouts or 
condition will be thankfully received by 


Washington, D. C. 

1 60 

The True Artist. 

Evening's sombre shades were gathering, 

Fast the daylight passing by, 
While the sun, the magic artist, 

Painted bright the western sky — 
Painted, too, the rippling waters 

With a brush of golden light: 
'Twas indeed a lovely picture 

Nature furnished to the sight. 
And the last remaining sunbeams 

Fell upon a maiden fair. 
Played around her noble forehead. 

Gilded bright her raven hair. 
And the maiden stood in silence 

Gazing on the scene around. 
In her heart a wistful longing. 

On her face a look profound. 
"Oh, that I could paint a picture," 

Thus the maiden breathed aloud, 
^ " Like the path upon the water. 

Like the golden-tinted cloud: 
I would be a mighty artist, 

I would win a lasting fame. 
Sweet, indeed, would he the honor, 

Of a great immortal name." 
Then a sound so sweet and soothing 

Gently fell upon her ear. 
And a low mysterious answer 

Came to her in accents clear: 
" You, indeed, can paint a picture — 

Life is but a canvas spread 
To receive the lines and colors 

That will last when you are dead. 
You can fringe your clouds with sunshine, 

You can mark your path with light, — 
Virtue is a lovely coloring, 

Truth and Honor always bright. 
Make your life itself a picture, 

And the beauty it will show 
Will surpass the water's lustre 

And the sunset's brilliant glow. 

Then the maiden's heart grew lighter, 

Vanished each regretful sigh — 
She would make her own life's picture 

Grander than the sunset sky. 

— C. 5. Richardson. 


Delinquency List. 

Bowman. — Not using Friday night requests. 
Mitchell, R. L. — Devotion to ph3\sics. 
Gassawak.y. — Not making a sufBcieut number of kicks. 
Shaw. — vSame. 
Bowman. — Same. 

Hirst. — No smoke in room at inspection. 
Lansd&le. — Out of thirty-eight at in.spection. 
Sophomore Class. — Not endeavoring to obtain examin- 
ation papers in advance. 
Alfert. — Murdering the King's English. 
Football TeB..m. — Excessive number of victories. 
Tarrington. — Taking Sunday dinners at Hyattsville. 
Cockey, J. — Not "Flunking" in "exams." 
Page. — Appropriation of red paint. 

Sincell. — Not "exaggerating." 

Non-Commissioned Officers. — Not visiting during 

study hours. 
Horner. — Excessively clean hands. 
Gassaway. — Winning the batting medal. 
Byron. — Assuming military attitude. 
Phillips. — Not at Hyattsville at inspection. 
Nicholls, S.— Talking baseball. 
Horner, — Silence during study hours. 
Schenck. — Same. 
Farrall, — Same. 
Mackall.— Detailing the O. D. 
Wisner. — Excessive promptness at classes. 
Cairnes. — I disturbing the neighbors. 



Bureau of Information. 

-Some niissiiiled persons, under the impression, perhaps, that the Editor was 
a miniature bureau of information, have besieged him with numerous questions 
regarding College subjects, which, since the supply of stamps was small and 
the number of vacant pages large, he has decided to answer in " Reveille." 

" Frederick." Yes, Mr. L. did take one bath while 
at College, appearances to the contrary notwith-standing. 

' ' The Sun. ' ' No sirs, Captain has not subscribed for 
extra copies of your " Sand's Issues." 

"Zoo." Yes, we have a Monk, but don't think he 
could be confined in a smaller-sized cage than College 

"Cornell." Yes, we do know that Sy attended 
Cornell, as he has often told us al)Out the "Cornell 

" Mr. Sands." No, we do not plow, dig fence posts 
and hoe for recreation. Thanks for your suggestions, 

" Elkridge Kennels." No, there are no dogs 
around the premises. The location is unhealthy and 
Johnny Green's minions are swift of foot. 

" \\'.\R I)ep.\rtm]';nt." Artillery drill only occurs 
at night and then only in extended disorder. 

M.\RBrRG Bros. No sirs, you are incorrect, Mr. 
Sincell never bought a package of your tobacco in his 

"Post Office." By observation of Mr. 
Condon's movements we think you could locate the lost 

" Pins." Yes, there is a fortune in the College pin 
business here, but a trust controls it. 

Bell Photo. Co." The Sophomore Class must have 
broken the instrument. 

" Ordnancic." Not by a mile, the biscuits are needed 
in base-ball practice. 

"Smith & Wesson." Yes, Mr. Hines, the watch- 
man, has oiie of your revolvers. .Should advise not sell- 
ing such weapons to minors. 

"Ad,a:\is E.xpress." We received no Christmas box 
from the Washington High Schools. Look it up. 

"Dicad Letter Oi-fice." You can kee^i all of Mr. 
Mackall's returned letters. 

"Laurel." The noise you heard nuist have been 
made by Mr. Ensor at dinner. 

" Nu.MEROUS Inoi'irers." 133'-?% of the students 
enrolled take the Agriculture Course. 

" Irrig.\tion." Mackall, Jr.'s tears are not used to 
water the State celerv bed. 



For the Benefit of the Uninitiated. 


Buzzard's Roost. — Tlieskj-most story of the barracks; 
location of the peacefully disposed. 

Bum. — To obtain necessities without paying cash 

Bluff. — To convince a professor, when unprepared, 
that you have made a careful study of the subject. 

Crib. ( v). — To make of purloined statistics. 

Crib. (h). — A piece of paper covered with micro- 
scopic characters, used in examinations. 

Cinch. — The Agricultural and Biological Courses. 

Cab. — The ruler of our College destinies. 

Commie. — The be-whiskered gentleman who directs 
the military department. 

Confinements. — A state of rest on Saturdays. 

Fake.— To bluff. 

Flunk. — Chronic deed of the Sophs. 

Kid. (V). — To jolly; («),aPrep. 

Lanahan's Delight. — See Zip. 

List. — The krank-roller, presided over by the .sergeant- 
major. A means of escaping too onerous duties. 

Mess Hall. — Cxreen's Hotel. Bowman's Delight. 

O. D. — The dignified Senior who, for the time being, 
is monarch of all he surveys. 

Persuader. — A paddle of various sizes, varying from 
a baseball bat to a hair brush. 

Pony. — Ask the Classical Course men. 

Prep. (a). — A member of the Kindergarden; (b), the 
Kindergarden itself. 

Revielle. (a). — A disturber of rest; 6.25 a. m. call 
to a day of trouble; {b), the brilliant book published by 
the Senior 

R.VCK. — To get warm around the collar. See Tom 

R.\T. — One of the unsophiscated. A new boy. 

Skip. — To forget to report to class. Also, Mr. Evan's 

Stick. ( v). — To report for an offence. 

Stick. ( n). — The result of the above. 

Swipe. — To purloin without ceremony. 

Slats. — things from which Eve was made. 

Tom Hot. — One of the irascible Juniors. 

Taps. — 11 o'clock call to the arms of Morpheus. Also 
gentle strokes of the persuader. 

Work the List. — To convince the Dr. that you are 
on the verge of collapse, after a night off. 

Zip. {a). — A circular mark too often described by the 
faculty pencils, (b). A mighty member of the Prep. 


Application Form for Would-Be Teachers. 


What can you teach ? First Reader, Jography, Spell- 

ing, " Fanning," Music (to rats), Jew's Harp, Cribbing, 
Mathematics (?), Ritin and Rithniatic. 

When and where did you graduate ? Expect to at 
M. A. C, 1910. 

Of what grade is your certificate ? High Grade. 

How long have you taught? Five feet eight inches. 

Do you wish a position as superintendent, princippl 
or as.sistant ? President. 

What grade of work preferred ? High grade, mild. 

Anj- preference as to locality? Girl's Boarding 

What church do yon attend? The only church. 

Are you a member of this church ? Used to be. 

Name any secret society to which you belong ? Col- 
lege Cribber's League. 

What educational papers do you take ? Nick Carter 
and Diamond Dick. 

Do you play the piano or organ for singing ? No, 
for pleasure. 

What other instruments? Wind In.strumments. 
Do you sing at all ? My friends say I don't. 
Have you determined to leave your present position 
whether you get a better one or not ? Yes. 

Where have you taught? vSquash Hollow. 
In what grades ? Primer. 

Where last engaged ? To Miss . 

Where were }'ou born ? Podunk. 

What is your age? Sweet sixteen. 

Your w eight ? 350 pounds. 

Your height ? 5 feet 8 inches. 

Are you married? No, thank goodness! 

Have you good health ? Weak heart and colic. 

What .salary do you expect ? $500,000.00. 

Least salary you would probably accept? $000.02. 

Your present salary ? Less than o. 

Are vou successful in discipline? Never been mar- 


When will you be ready to take a position? June, 


*The fcinii lielnw was made out liy oneofour learned and energetic Juniors. We wish him complete success in his, prolialily already 
secured position. — Editors. 


Morn on the Mountains. 


There is beauty in this world of ours for him with eyes to 

There is beauty smiles at harvest on the prairies broad and 

There is beauty in the forest; there is beauty on the hills; 
There is beauty in the mottled light that gleams along the 

And a beauty out of heaven over all the landscape spills — 
When the sun shines on the mountains in the morning. 

There is beauty where the ocean rolls majestic on the shore; 
There is beauty in the moonlight as it gleams the waters 

There is beauty in the sunrise, where the clouds blush rosy 

There is beauty in the sunset, with its banners trailed o'er- 

And a beauty past expression o'er the snowy peaks is shed 
When the sun shines on the mountains in the morning. 

There is beauty when the green returns and glistens in the 

There is beauty in the Summer as she garlands earth with 

There is beauty in the Autumn in the mellow after-glow; 

There is beauty in the winter, with his diadem of snow; 
But a beauty more enchanting than the seasons ever knew 
Gilds the sunshine on the mountains in the morning. 

There is beauty in the rainbow as it gleams above the 

There is beauty in the sculptor's vision frozen into form; 
There is beauty in the prophet's dream and the poet's 

There is beauty in the artist's rapture on the canvas wrought; 
But a beauty more divine than art can ever tell is caught 
From the sunshine on the mountains in the morning. 

Oh, the sunshine on the mountains! How a golden web is 

O'er the topmost peaks that glisten from the yet unrisen 

With their bases still in shadow, but their faces glowing 

With their forehead turned to heaven and their locks so 

snowy white; 
They are high priests of the sunrise, they are prophets of 

the light. 
With the sunshine smiling o'er them in the morning. 





23. — School opened. Companies formed. Meeting of 27. — Meeting of two debating clubs and election of offi- 

old members of the Athletic Association and elec- cers. 

tion of officers. Two rats blow out the gas. 28. — Company " F," Captain Dorsey, drills with great 
24. — Election of officers of Rossburg Club by old mem- unction. 

bers. "Nervy" Mitchell president. 29. — Everybody goes to church. The rest go to sleep, 
25. — Setting up exercises commence. while Palmer tells some jokes. 

26. — Election of staffs of Reveille. 30. — Matthews falls from grace footballically speaking. 


I. — Webster puts the heated end of his blow-pipe in 
his mouth at the Chemical Laboratory. Dr. .says 
"someone is burning sulphur; the air seems sul- 
phurous. ' ' 

2. — We didn't have a football game. 

3. — Commandant finds difficulty in obtaining recruits 
for his finest — the bugle corps. 

4. — Commandant did not publish an order. 

5. — Delaware College, 24. Maryland Agricultural Col- 
lege, 6. " There .shall be weeping and wailing and 
knashing of teeth." A day of arrest. 


— A day of rest. 

— Several boys go in for raising pears — via the fire- 

— "Commie" .says " Mackall has a bad case of that 
tired feeling." 

— Church attempts to kick a football and succeeds in 
throwing in Professor Blandford's eyes. 

— Palmer argues long and warmly on the "coon" 

— Board of Trustees meet. Half-holiday. "From 
great men great favors are expected." 


12. — Second football team, i8. Laurel, o. Incidentally 
a free fight thrown in, " vSoft " cider produces 
some hard cases. 

13. — And the next day it rained. 

14. — Charlotte Hall football team couldn't come, as they 
were too young to stay out over night. 

15. — Temporary captain of the ba.seball team elected. 

16. — Gallaudet "Reserves," (?) 11. Maryland Agri- 
cultural College, 10. Andrea shows how easy it is to 
" beat " if one has only had sufficient practice. 

17. — The vSenior and Junior "Farmers" go to "The 
Great Hagerstown Fair" and S. P. does some 
"powerful heavy" flirting with .some damosels in 

iS. — We had oyster soup for dinner. Query. Who 
found an oyster ? 

19. — Hopkins, 6. Maryland Agricultural College, o. 
' Tis better to have played and lost than ne'er to 
have played at all. 

20. — Black eyes among the football contingent the chief 

21. — Schenck gives a concert to anon-appreciative au- 
dience at 10.30 1'. M. 

22. — Bowman and "Johnny" Green have a " run in " 
about " too much hash." Johnny " a f ew " 
and Bow says he's going home to get something to 

23. — We fail to have hash ! 

24. — Richardson fails to go to sleep in class. 

25. — Some one maliciously and feloniou.sly extracts a 
cake from S. Porter's box. Great indignation in 
Room 47 caused thereby. 

26. — Rock Hill, II. Maryland Agricultural College, 6. 
Words fail. 

27. — Great indignation. Some chickens old enough to 
vote are ruthlessl}' slaughtered for dinner. Fears 
expressed that it may change the result in the State 

28. — First platoon drill for years at Maryland Agricultural 

2y. — Ye boys practice diligently ye Terpsichorean art. 
30. — We won't mention the game. 

31. — The boys "Halloween" some. As a result every- 
body, except a lucky few, stand up at breakfast ; 
Commie finds a skeleton dres.sed in his best Sunday 
clothes, ' ' Mac ' ' finds the mail wagon .stabled on the 
president's hall, besides sundry other turn-arounds. 
S. P., however, holds the trump card — a bugle. 



I. — Class of igo2 makes her debut in College Hall. 

2. — Reserves defeat Gonzagas, 20 to o. 

3. — The Janitor, carrying two buckets of water, is 
' ' accidentalh- on purpose ' ' tripped by some one 
and falls down stairs, taking an unexpected shower 

4. — " Commy " requests the First Sergeants to teach 
their men to execute right shoulder arms from se- 

5. — Election Day and holiday. Nearly every one goes 
with Reserves to see them play Gonzaga. Score : 
Reserves, 6. Gonzaga, o. 

6. — John Collier hears that State went Democratic, is 
taken deathl}' sick ; later Baltimore American reports 
"State Republican," Collier rapidly improves. 

7. — Bowman goes to the board to work Calculus ; Pro- 
fessor Lanahan requests him to wake up. 

8. — " Josh " uses the thermometer in determining tem- 
perature for the first time. 

9. — Rockhill comes to Maryland Agricultural College. 

I II Ml 

10. — General rough house in nearly every room. 
II. — " Sy " distinguishes himself in church. 

12. — Wisner slides down the .steps most gracefully. 
13. — At last the first team wins a game. 

14. — " Johnny Green " establishes a precedent of turkey 
dinner for Thursday. "Commy" regrets that he 
cannot come to dine. 

— ' ' Commy ' ' takes two pairs of glasses to see a pic- 
ture in Page's room. 


i6.-^First team continues its previous record. 

17. — College receives invitation to join Berwyn Sunday 
School. Bouic accepts. 

18. — Mackall returns from Baltimore, probably to go on 
sick list. 

19. — Bowman appears with a new pipe, and indulges in 
pipe dreams. 

— "Partridge" gets "balled" at drill. 

— Senior Class, after holding a class meeting, decides 
it is best to attend reveille. 

—Commandant of Laurel High School, Major Sy- 
monds, shows his cadets how to execute a backward 
somersault in double time. 

—Hirst and Darby discuss reveille ; final agreement, 
Hirst gets reported. 





24- — We were busily engaged in a great work and could 
not come down to write. 

25. — Gassaway assures himself that a ventriloquist is one 
that can change a tune. 

26. — Horatio Knight appears upon the scene. 
27. — School closes for Thanksgiving Holiday. 


2. — Students return to books and hash. 

3. — Major " Sy " announces that the tailor will be here 
tomorrow morning at 8.00 p. m. 

4. — Warfield gets bill for medical attendance from his 
sweetheart's father for allowing the former to take 
cold while out with him. 

5. — Symons says he is perspiring. "Billy" Fendall 
requests that he use a more .scientific term and say 
' ' sweating. ' ' 

6. — Great rejoicing on President's Hall. Profe.s.sor Tom 
fails to meet Sr. Dutch Class. 

7. — Webster takes an unexpected cold bath. Bow- 
man comes back from town with a new pipe. 

8. — Sunday, scarcely any one at school. Where have 
the boys gone ; to church ? 

9. — Lansdale describes petroleum ; it is a yellowish 
green liquid in the ntdc state. 

10. — "Johnny ' ' Green cooks the usual quantity of meat, 
yet everj' one leaves the dining room hungry. 

1 1.- — The mother of one of our buglers comes to College 
and plies the hickory. 

12. — Lansdale gets from his best girl a letter, in which 
the love is so warm it scorches the envelope. 

13. — General stir and grand preparations, new banisters 
on front steps, and a real dinner of oysters instead 
of the usual lunch, as a consequence of the Trustees' 

14. — "Bow" calls on a fair friend. Lady from sofa: 
"Mr. Bowman, your chair is breaking." Bow: 
"It is, is it? I'll take another." 


15- — Sj'mons, about to sign his name in a letter to his 
grandmother, asks of his class-mate, "What am I 
to her, grand-son?" Laughter. Sy : "Oh! no, 
I am auisi?t, aint I ?" 



—The bugle blows the 
classes go to exams. 

flunk ' ' march and the 

-The Senior Chemical has a daj- ofi'. 

i8. — S. S. C. C. eat Organic Chemistry up. 

19. — An eventful day. In the morning it snows. 
the afternoon the Seniors sail through Dutch, 
night an unequalled Christmas Hop. 



20. — Some one mentions Booker Washington. Dan 
Jenifer wants to know who he is, he has never heard 
of him before. Maybe Teddy can tell you, Dan? 



6. — School opens after holiday's. Bravest members of 
Senior Class make New Year resolution ; decide not 
to go to Reveille. 
7. — Joe Condon was really studying. 
8. — Y. M. C. A. room is opened. Everybody enjoys 
old maids, dominoes, and carroms. Checkers are 
also favorites. 
9. — Boys in bad humor ; have lunch. 
10. — Captain returns on night previous. Lansdale goes 

to Reveille. Lansdale gets 9 in " Dutch." 
II. — Arthur R. paints Washington red. Bryan goes to 

guard mount, two da}\s late. 
12. — Lansdale makes a call "on the Hill." Y. M. C. A. 
holds an interesting meeting. 



—Unlucky number. Nothing doing. 

— Commy decides to open a broom factorj'. Orders a 

number of broom handles. 
—Major gives command for a battalion movement at 

drill and S. P. proceeds to have company drill. 

— " Billy" Wisner submits request to go to town. 

—"Pike" Ewell fails to make caramels. Charles 
Rutledge borrows some sugar from the table. 

—"Scabby" Page returns to College. 
—Rough house in 17. Ewell sees ghosts. 

—Commy decides to give the battalion instruction in 
.signaling. We proceed to the chapel. We are dis- 

21. — There is a general "rough house. 
placed on halls. Rats delighted. 

Guards are 

22. — Professor Richardson makes an address to the 
Freshman Class and enumerates the advantages to 
be derived from their subscribing to the Snn in his 

23. — "Rat" receives a letter. Is very despondent. 
24. — Partridge makes his debut at the National. 
25. — Why did Sy wait .so long at the Ebbitt House ? 

26. — "Rat" spends the day in answering the letter re- 
ceived on the 23rd. 

Captain discovers that S. P. has lost forty-five 
minutes of very valuable time. 

27. — Professor of Physics is in a good humor. Juniors 
have not yet been in to recite. 

28. — Professor Blodgett decides to keep up membership 
in Rossbourg Club. Pays Treasurer one-half initia- 
tion fee. 

29. — "Slum in F'uU Dress" for dinner. 

30. — J. Ike}' Wisner actually decides to go to town. 
Blizzard looked for. 

31. — Ensor fails to make double the usual amount of at table. 



I. — Wisner does Washington in great style. " Oh, go 
way !" 

2. — Peach goes to sleep in chapel and snores the Dox- 
ology in B flat. 

3. — Baseball team begins practice. Good prospects, as 

4. — The boys skate on the surface of the snow, and 
Tillson decides he doesn't need the skin on his face. 

5. — Commie instructs the Commissioned Officers in the 
court martial. No prisoner, the only difficulty. 

6. — Dorsey plays "knuckles down" with the ice and 
also loses some of /its cuticle. 

7. — The largest mid-season dance ever given at Mary- 
land Agricultural College. Everybody has a good 
time and steps on everybody's else toes. 


8. — Captain gives the Seniors a reception and dance. 
S. P. eats too much chicken salad for his health. 
Billy and John E. fall in love. 

9. — The whole school sleepeth in peace. 

10. — S. P. and Sy tear their most important garment 
while out sledding. 

ir. — Profes.sor Bomberger returns to College after his 
unfortunate illness with typhoid fever. 

12. — Captain surprises the Sophomores by meeting them 
in Geometry. Fifty o's made. 

13. — Lansdale takes a constitutional. 

14. — Hirst and Bowman become heavy lovers. 

15. — Josh calls on his girl and she skips around the cor- 
ner with the other fellow. Josh goes to Kernan's. 
Rest suppressed. 

16. — Fendall deals Sam Peach a heavy blow. 

17. — Split in the Chemical Scientific section. " Cher- 
chez la femme ! ' ' 

18. — Trouble in the air. Professors put the wrong foot 
out of bed first. 

19. — The new Cuban thinks the vinegar cruet contains 
wine and drinks it accordingly. Result : Castilian 

20. — Coudon again discovered studying. 
21. — "Variety is the spice of life." Snow, rain and 
hail unite to make things agreeable. 

22. — Maryland Agricultural College does Washington 
and Washington does some of her choicest cadets. 

23. — "Not a soul was stirring, not even a mouse," or 

24. — Gentle .spring appeareth. 

25. — Gentle spring disappeareth. 

26. — Room 47 declares war upon the invading tribes. 

27. — Lord help us, rain again ! 

28.— Wonder of wonders, the whole Freshman Class 
pass an examination I 

I. — First ba.seball practice on campus. 


2. — -Captain says there's 
Right again. Captain. 

a devil in the school." 

3. — Reported that Po.stley has mumps. "Bow" com- 
mences to pack his trunk. 

4. — Profes.sor Lanahan compliments ( ? ) the Senior Class 
upon its record in Graphic Statics. 


5- — Commie makes a hreak in court martial. 

6. — Several hampers arrive from Washington. Scrub- 
liing-, par excellence, in expectation of the Legisla- 
tive Committee. 

7. — The committee came, saw and were conquered. Six 
quarts, two turkeys, six terrapin were also con- 

8. — The College rests from its labors. It also rained. 

9. — Bowman receives company. No wonder the sun 
smiles, not in vain. 

10. — Picture of Warfield for sale cheap in 41. Same of 
Hirst in 21. 

1 1 . — Schenck and Horner fail to create disorder. It is 
believed that they were either asleep or eating. 

12. — The "peepers" begin to "peep." 

13. — A name found for the new infirmary. One of the 
professors designates it " The Loafers' Retreat." 

14. — Trustees meet, and the first team celebrates the 
usual half holiday by beating the Reserves — 21 to o. 

15. — Bowman and Hirst bud out into true "dead game 
.sports. ' ' 

16. — " Rain, rain, go away, 

and come again some other day." 

17. — John Irving Wisner actually gets to a class on time. 

18. — Lansdale di.sconsolate. He has no beau on "The 


-We decide to go skating instead of playing ball. 

20. — Profe.ssor Bomberger fails to change his necktie 
every period. 

21. — Georgetown is afraid (?) to play us at baseball. 

22. — Maryland Agricultural College, 23. Technical 
High School, o. Enough said. 

23. — Bouic comes home with the scent of sen-sen on his 

24. — " Exams" come up once again. 

25. — The Sophomores break their necks going up and 
down the fire-escape in search of knowledge. 

26. — Rocked in the cradle of the "cribs." 

27. — All go home for Ea.ster except the financially em- 



I — Captain receives an April Fool, as most of the boys 
fail to return. 

2. — We try to settle down to work once more. 

3. — Schenck and Horner fail to get their usual daily 
" fan." 

4. — 1902 excels with another dance. 

5. — Navy, 10. Maryland Agricultural College, i. 
' ' What might have been had we ' ' ! 

6. — The baseball team explain how it happened. 

7. — Bowman returns, after visiting Washington, with- 
out his class ring. Married or only engaged ? 

8. Reports reach College that S. P. studied astronomy 
on the way to the car tracks on Friday night. 

9. — Conmiandant gets " obstreperous." 

10. — Commandant cools down again. 

1 1. — Arbor Day and we all plant birch trees for the bene- 
fit of the coming at Maryland Agricultural 
College. Bouic and the Y. M. C. A. give a vaude- 
ville show entitled " Tom Hot's Minstrels." 








—Baltimore City College, 6. Maryland Agricultural 
College, 27. The baseball team all order hats of 
larger size. 

—Josh appears in a white vest and ' ' kills the boys 
dead." He calls on a \'oung lady and sends up one 
of Lansdale's cards, and, of course, is denied admit- 

—The Freshman Class have a bad half hour in Alge- 
bra examination. It is reported that two out of 
forty-three passed. 

—"Billy" Fendall and "Commie" get tangled up 
in court martial. "Billy" nearly gets "stuck" 
for disrespect. 

—Maryland Agricultural College, 5. Gallaudett, 4. 
Gallaudett's supporters break several fingers while 
indulging in class yells. 

—Officers of Y. M. C. A. elected for next year. 
Schenck and Weiller l)oth decline the presidency, 
and Bradford is elected. 

—, being O. D., manages to get to breakfast on 

—Western Mar\-land, 10. Maryland Agricultural 
College, 9. (10 innings.) " How have the mighty 
fallen !" 


20. — Mackall falls in love again and "Bow" is led to 

21. — Hirst's ankle has a peculiar relapse at drill time, 
recovering only at 4 o'clock. 

22. — Evans' voice fails him for lack of exercise. Jones 
fears that there will be " a squab" (.squib?) on him 
in " Reveille." 

23. — Boys have artillery drill at 11.30 p. m. Mr. 
Thomas does .some drilling with small arms, but only 
hits the leaves on the trees and not the boys out 
without leaves. 

24. — Two members of the baseball team report for prac- 
tice: the remainder have sprained ankles or hurt 

25. — Bradford wins third place in the oratorical contest. 
Hard luck ! 

26. — Maryland Agricultural College, 3. Hopkins, 2. 
"There'll come a time some day.'' See entry of 
October 19th. 

27. — "The Sun" in high disfavor. 

28. — Juniors all make lo's in Calculus. The Professor 

29. — L,ansdale returns after doing Montgomery County 
and Dr. ' ' Mack ' ' at the same time. 

30. — The printer tells us ' tis time to .stop. Good-bye. 


I'R task is done. With a sigh of relief, we 
hiy down our pen and prepare to pumice off 
the ink-stains which have disfigured our 
fingers these many moons. For the first 
time we have tasted the bitter and the 
sweet of an editor's life and have emerged, we hope, none 
tlie worse for the experience. If we have offended any 
one by too great directness we are truly .sorry and 
most humbly beg his pardon, assuring him that it was 
not done with malace aforethought. 

We .see now, when too late, many errors of commission 
and, perhaps, more of omission, and the onl}^ plea we 
have to make is the time-worn one of inexperience. 

We owe many thanks to those who have so kindly 
assisted us with articles and also to Prof. Charles S. 
Richardson for the many excellent poems which he has 
written for us. To the artists who have so generously 

lent us their time and talent we wish to give all credit 
for the artistic in the make-up of the book. We, as a 
small token of our appreciation, most gladlj' present each 
of them with a copy of the " Revp:ii,le." 

If this book adds anything to the high reputation of 
the previous volumes of ' ' REVEILLE ' ' we are doubly 
repaid for our labors. We hope that it may, and that a 
persual of its pages may give a pleasant hour to all who 
are or have been, connected with this college. 

Fnally, we say good-bj'e to a, we trust, indulgent 
public, with the praj-er that for many Junes to come 
" Reveille:" may continue to proceed from the ancient 
portals of M. A. C, a perennial incentive to still higher 
achievements bv her students. 


The Class of 1902. 


The end — of this, our Reveille; 
Our day of toil is past; 
The star-crowned angel of the night 
Now brings us rest — at last. 






Frontispiece 1 

Reveille 2 

Board of Editors 3-4 

Preface 5 

Dedication 6 

Faculty 7 

Calender 1901-1902 S 

Standing Committees 9 

The Development of M. A. C. (Illustrated) 11 

Explanation of Class Headings 19 

Heading 1902 2o 

Class of 1902 21-41 

Progress in Horticultural Education 42 

Class of 1903 46 

Classofl904 51 

Class of 1905 57 

Class of 1906 62 

Nursery Rhymes for Prep. Classmen 65 

Maryland Summer School 68 

Military Organization 69 

Army Organizations 71 

Officers of the Companies 76 

Staff Picture 77 

Company "A" 78-79 

Company " B" 80-81 

Company "C" 82-83 

New Mercer Literary Society 84 

Morrill Literary- Society 88 

Glee Club ' ." 92 

Commencement Day 95 

Y. M. C. A ' 96 

College Yells 97 

The Old Fashioned Girl 98 

Kossbourg Club 99 

Athletic Department 103 

Public Exercises, 1901 1 13-117 

June Ball Organization 119 

End of the Serious 120 

Miscellaneous 121 

Statistics 124-125 

The Morning After the June Ball 126 

Happenings in the Infirmary 132 

Rag-Time Verse 134 

Junior Ban(|uet 138 

Alumni Association 144 

And Thats the Sweetest Story Ever Told 1 50-151 

Base Hits and Strikes 151 

Glossary- 164 

Diary 168 

L'Envoi . 178 

Poem, The End 179 

Tailpiece 180 

Advertisements. . . 182 


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28 and 30 HOPKINS PLACE and 

25, 27 and 29 S. LIBERTY ST. BALTIMORE, MD. 


Manufacturers of 

Harness, Saddlery, Collars, &c. 

no, 112 and 114 HANOVER STREET, 



^ TTN OIK STOCK will be 

( U found all the latest nov- 
DIAMONDS AND 5 elties for presents of all 

kinds at the lowest prices. 




Watches of all kinds, Gold 
and Silver Jewelry, Sterling 
Silverware. German Plaited 
Ware at their prices; Clocks, 
Lamps, Fine China, Cut Glass, Knives, Forks and Spoons at prices 
to meet competition. 

Gold and Silver Medals, Badges, Class Rings for Schools, Col- 
leges and Societies, are made to order on short notice. 

\A/E1_SH Sc BRO., 




Maryland Telephone Courtland 2579. 


Successors to Hirshberg, Hollander & Co.'s Art Department, 

>irtist Supplies and 
£>rawing Material 



Headquarters for Pyrography. Burnt Wood Material. 

H&ve the most Delicious 

No. 14 East Baltimore Street. 


Cld^ss Stai.tionery 

engraved ivnd Dies furnished for 
Cl&ss Stationery at lowest prices 
consistent with good work. WI<!K 





431 Eleventh Street, 

Engraver J-. 



Army and Navy Equipments 

Society Uniforms zvnd Paraphernalia. 

141 1 Pennsylvania Avenue, 

Telephone 739- WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Wm. BdwUd^ntyne 6? Sons, 

Correct Engraving in all forms at 
Moderate Prices. Books and Sta- 
tionery in the Greatest Variety. 





As a State, County or Municipal 
Official ; Officer of a Fraternal 
Society; Employee of a Bank, 
Corporation or Mercantile Es- 
tablishment, Etc. 

As Executor, Trustee, Guardian, 
Administrator, Receiver, As- 
signee, or in Replevin, Attach- 
ment Cases : and as Contractor. 
United States Official, Etc. 



N. W. Cor. Charles and Lexington Streets., - Baltimore, Md. 


ChdwS. H. Std^nley, 




Residence, Laurel, Md. BALTIMORE, MD. 


.^Gbbitt douse... 

lUasbinflton, D. C. 

yirmi( and ^avi( 






Everything necessity 
can demand or fancy prescribe 
in the way of furniture is shown in 
its best form at Moses. Furniture for the 
bedroom, for the Fraternity rooms, substantial, 
sightly pieces of artistic merit — and sensibly priced. 



WASHIN<iTO?v\ n. C. 

The Ghas. H. Elliott Go. 

Works: 17th and Lehigh Avenue. 

Salesroom : 1527 Chestnut St. 


Gommencement Invitations 
and Glass Day Programs, 




Glass and Praternity 


Fraternity Cards and 

Visiting Cards. 

Menus and Dance 


Book Plates. 

Glass Pins and Medals. 

P. P. MAY & CO. 


634 Pennsylvania Ave., N. W. 





di!:al.uu in 


105 Light Street, 




Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, 






4'Jl E. llALTiMORE Street, BALTIMORE, MD. 

Agkncy for GARDNER & VAIL, Nkw York Lai'.ndrv. 

R. A. BO WEN. Jr. 

'I'ki.ii:pih)> k l!>ti; 

Sxttornei/- at- jCaw, 

Pradlics before all the Courts 
of Marvl<ind. 

1410 G Stkekt. N. \V. 




Ready Mixed Paints wnitb leads, sc 

23 and 25 South Howard Street^ 
30 S. Liberty St.^ 

Telephones: ! ^b'^OT.^' Baltimore. Md. 


■piiim], mwm. mm [iosseo sifliioiB!. 



( onsoliddlion Coal Co's 

Henry C. Winstiip. Wm. A. Leefch. John C. Lewis. 



(H) Georges Creek Big Vein Cumberland Coal 


Georges Creek Big Vein 
Cumberland Coal. 

70S-709 Continental Trust Building. 
Tirlcpliones:— C. & P. St. Paul 605; Md. Court. 2959 
R. R. VARD-Carey St. and B. & O. R. R. 
Telephone :— C. & P. St. Paul 3407-Y. 





Baltimore and Houiard Streets.