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To Professor Frank Byers Bomberger. 

In dedicaling tliis vnkime of the Reveille to Professor 
Frank B. Bomberger, we feel that we are conveying 
to him an example of the appreciation of tlie student 
hodv for his many acts of consideration for them. 

P'irst: — As a friend he has lieen ever ready to stand 
for and sym])athize with the ideals of student life. 

Second: — As a teacher, he has ]ilanted the enthusi- 
asm he entertains for his work in our hearts and made 
his assignment of work a pleasure rather than a task. 

Third: — As an Alumnus of our College, he stands 
for the possibilities within the reach of all who are wil- 
ling to spend and be spent in the attainment of 

Vet in earlv life, his shadow still falling west, he has 
reajied many of the honors v/hich are usually harvested 
at maturer vears. We are ]>roud of his It is 
worthy of mention. 

Born June 9, 1S75, he com])leted the public school 
course and attended the High vSchool at Hagerstown. 
Md. Entered the M. A. C. September 15, 1891. Grad- 
uated with honors June 1894. Assistant in Chemistry 
at M. A. C. 1894-1897. Studied Law and was admitted 
to the Bar in Washington County, May 1898. As- 
sistant in English and Civics 1897-1899. Course at 
Cornell 1900. Chair of English and Civics l&gg-\c)o^■ 
A historv which should be a living insjiiration for every 
student conversant with its facts. 

We trust that our record of College life, as slu)wn in 
this annual, may not be unworthy of the association 
it creates for itself in this announcement of its dedica- 
tion. The fruition of this hope is all the recompense we 
ask for the labors and trials incident to its ])re]iaration. 

To Cadmus, the Phoenician, Who Invented Books. 

Oh, Cadmus, Tom Carlyle declares we owe a debt to you, 
And when we think of what you've wrought perhaps we really do ; 
But when you first invented books we're sure you did not see 
The woes you'd bring upon the boys who write the Reveille. 

Now, Cadmus, if we really thought you knew about the scrape 
You'd gotten us into, we'd want to take you by the nape 
Of your old neck ( a metaphor ) and give you such a kick 
You'd wish you'd never dreamt of books, you'd be so awful sick. 

In your day, Cadmus, don't you see, way back there in the ages, 
The best book that you ever wrote had not a dozen pages ; 
There were no ads. to bother you, no tardy contributions. 
No printers then to make mistakes, no modern institutions. 

But now ten thousand million things the editors have to do 
Before a book like Reveille is more than half-way through ; 
A hundred trips to Baltimore, to Washington the same. 
Until from chasing round the earth the editors are lame. 

And then the contributions — ah, no Moslem on his knees 
Ere prayed so hard to Allah as we have to pray for these ; 
And all we get is promises, or very little more. 
And half of what is written — well, we have to write it o'er. 

We hunt around for pictures, and for poems advertise. 
And for an old moss-covered joke we gladly give a prize ; 
And when we think our work is done, and start to say "Amen," 
We find a hundred thousand things we have to do again. 

And thus we work from morn to night, from night to early morn, 
Until we wish that we were dead, or never had been born. 
So, Cadmus, why we're blaming you 'tis very plain to see. 
For if yo^'jfi,5Jj^ir^€«ted books we'd have no Reveille. 

i.> — Editors. 


Cditori&.l Boewrd. 

Athletic! . 

Emmons B. Dinbar. 
Rossburg Club. 

J. Marsh. Matthews 

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Prkston L. Peach, Editcr-in-Cliicf. 

Associate Editors. 

John P. Collier. Charles N. Bouic 

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Robert B. Mayo. 


EncAK P. Walls. 

Class and Historical. 

Robert B. Mayo. 

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Board of Managers. 

Calvin P. Pace, Business. Maiiai^cr. 

Assistant Managers. 

Enoch F. Garner. George W. Cairnes. 


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N making our first and possibly final bow to, we hope, an 
appreciative public, and submitting our humble work to 
the inevitable criticism which it will receive, we fain would 
saj' that it is the best our feeble faculties could prepare. 

We were not so fortunate as previous Editors in having 
among us such poetic and humorous ability, but we dare 
say that if you take into account the fact that we are 
not autliors or poets, yon will say that we have a book that is, at least, worthy of criticism. 

We wish to thank our friends for the sketches and help that they have contributed, and we hope 
that while reading our Reveille they may see something which will make them feel proud that their names 
are in such a book. 

We wish it understood that this book goes forth to its friends with good-will towards all and malice 
toward none. We have endeavored to treat all alike — to spare none. If we have offended any one, in an>- 
manner, we are truly sorry, and can only humbly beg pardon in advance for the offence. 

Hoping that a perusal of the following pages will be of .some interest to those for whom they are 
prepared, our friends, and that their contents may add something to the laurels won by the six preceding 
volumes, we sub.scribe ourselves. 

The Bo.\rd of Editors. 







The State of Maryland and its Agricultural College. 

Thos. Humphreys Spence, \'ice-Presidait. 

WKRI'l an\- citizen of Maryland asked 
today what institution is doing 
most to foster the general pro- 
gress and prosperity of our coinnion- 
wealth, he would probably, if a man of 
intelligence, and without 
bias, reply, our public 
school. If asked further 
what institution was next 
most essential to the wel- 
fare of our people as a 
whole, he would, if well informed, reply, "The Agricul- 
tural College ". 

Unfortunately, however, the average citizen of Mary- 
land is not familiar with the aims and achievements of 
his State College; is ignorant of its resources for good, 
and knows not the benefits it is actually conferring, and. 
inasmuch as those involved in its management are loth 
to parade the success of their own efforts, and moreover 
because some individuals, prompted manifestly by malice, 
or laljoring under a misguided patriotism born of ignor- 
ance, have with more zeal than wisdom, given vent to 
their criticism through the medium of the public press, - 
many of our most intelligent citizens have been misled as 

to the value of the work the Agricultural College is suc- 
cessfully accomplishing today. 

A century ago the average man of property would 
have laughed to scorn a proposition to tax his property 
to raise funds wherewith to educate the offspring of his 
neighbor, who might be too poor to employ a private in- 
structor, but in the March of Progress, it has been made 
manifest that the best plan to reduce taxes is to pay taxes 
for the support of general education, for in this way, — by 
universal education-the whole community is elevated and 
made self-sustaining, and that tax which was once the 
burden of a few, is now a.ssessed upon the many, and the 
Commonwealth is promoted. 

This, as I understand it, is tlie underlying motive of 
our system of public education. This system may be 
outlined as follows: The State levies a direct tax upon 
all its taxpayers, and distributes the proceeds pro rata, 
according to population among the Counties; the County, 
in turn, is expected to erect and keep in repair suitable 
school, and supplement this State educational fund 
as its exigencies require. Thanks to the fact that so 
many of lier citizens have been placed in a way to become 
men of affairs, b}' virtue of a common .school education, 
the State of Maryland has had a vast amount of property 

added to her taxable basis, and every cent expended in 
the cause of education has proven a most profitable in- 

Now the Federal Government has, in consequence of 
the wisdom and patriotic foresight of one of her Senators, 
assumed a position towards the States, precisely analogous 
to that of the State towards the Counties, — apparently 
arguing down this line. "Any system of instruction 
whereby a man can learn to make two blades of grass 
grow where one grew before, must needs cause our 
National Wealth to increase, and increase largely beyond 
the original cost of instruction. — The soil is the source of 
our National prosperity, hence we must develop its fer- 
tility to the maximum". 

In accordance with this idea, the United States 
Government appropriates $25,000 per annum to the Agri- 
cultural College in every State for the specific purpose of 
instruction in Agriculture, and the Mechanic Arts. It 
pre-supposes that the State is willing to help itself, (just 
as our State assumes that the County will build its own 
.school houses), and so the appropriation is restricted to 
the Facilities for Instruction, along these certain 

It is indeed a .state very much behind the times which 
will not provide suitable quarters to accommodate its 
students, educated otherwise at Government expense. 
And be it said to their credit, that the law-makers of 
most of our states have evinced their appreciation of the 
opportunities offered by the general goverment, by 

providing commodious quarters for their Agricultural 

It is to be regretted that our own State, with all her 
thrift in commerce, with cargoes bound for every port; 
with all her pre-eminence in Manufactures, with her 
products in demand in every quarter of the globe, has 
rested supinely on her oars, and allowed herself to be out- 
stripped by her sister States in Agricultural progress; 
and her neglect of her Agricultural College is a part of 
the unwisdom of this policy. 

Our state though, relatively speaking, limited in 
area, is unique in the variety of her natural resources. 
There is scarcely a State East of the Missis.sippi, and 
North of the Carolinas which may not find its counter- 
part in soil, climate and productions in some sections of 
Maryland; yet in Maryland the opportunities offered to 
compete with these states, are for the most part over- 
looked. Where intelligent and scientific methods have 
been practiced, we have seen that Maryland can vie with 
Minnesota in wheat, with Illinois in corn, with Virginia 
in tobacco, with New York in apples, with Delaware in 
peaches and with Ohio in stock, and with New Jersey in 
vegetables. Those who are succeeding in these respective 
specialties are working along modern scientific lines, and 
it is in this Modern Scientific Agriculture that instruction 
is being offered at our Agricultural College today! 

With the power that knowledge gives, the hundreds 
of abandoned farms in our State can be reclaimed and 
made to blossom like the rose; millions of dollars could 
therebv be added to our taxable basis, and Maryland 

would assume her true place among the states as the 
"Garden of the East". 

This was the motive which inspired those generous 
citizens of Maryland in 1859, to contribute of their wealth 
and land to organize an Agricultural College, — the second 
of its kind in this Continent; and it was to foster this 
patriotic enterprise that the Federal Government by Act 
of Congress, gave a substantial income to our College. 

If you would promote the Commonwealth, you must 
encourage its greatest bulwark, Agriculture; if you 
would encourage agriculture, you must put it in the 
power of the young farmer to improve his condition, and 
add to the knowledge acquired by his forefathers. 

Let the State of Maryland realize, and realize at 
once, that nearly every acre within her borders maj^ be 
made to teem with abundant harvests, if with patience 
her farmers assume the task of reclaiming her abandoned 
acres, by employing intelligent and up-to-date methods; 
let the farmers of Maryland know that their .sons can 

receive no richer heritage than a knowledge of how to 
improve the soil; let them insist that the State, for 
support they pay taxes, divert at least a tithe to enhance 
the Agricultural wealth of the State, and let this aid be 
granted to the Agricultural College, not at the request 
of the Board of Tru.stees, but rather on the demand of the 
Agriculturists of the State for what of right reverts to 
them, — then we hhall see the consummation of that object 
so devoutly desired, — the farmer's son looking forward 
not to the time when he can escape from the farm to go 
to the city to be motorman, bookkeeper, hired man or 
what not, with all the temptations and unhealthful en- 
vironments that such a life offers; but, to the time when 
having equipped himself with the requisite knowledge at 
the Marylai-.d Agricultural College, he can take his place 
on the farm as a skilled agriculturist, and derive from 
kind Mother Earth that wealth which she will always 
liountifully supply to those who use her kindly, and 
KNOW HOW to treat her well. 


Calendar for 1902=1903. 


September 16-17 Entrance Examinations. 

September 18 Thursdaj', 8.45 A. M., College Work Begins. 

October 10 Friday, Meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

December 12 Friday, Meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

December 19 . Friday noon. Fall Term Ends. 

December 19, Noon-January 5, Noon Christmas Holidays. 


January 5 Monday Noon, Winter Term Begins. 

January 13 Friday, Meeting of Board of Tru.stees. 

April 9 Thursday Noon, Winter Term Ends. 

April 9, Noon-April 14, 8.45 A. M . Easter Holidays. 


April 14 Tuesday, 8.45 A. M., Spring Term Begins. 

June 8-12 Final Examinations. 

June 12 Friday, Meeting of Board of Trustees. 

June 14 Sunday, 4 P. M., Baccalaureate Sermon. 

June 15 Monday, Class Day. 

June 16 Tuesday, Alumni Day. 

June 17 Wednesday, 11.00 A.M., Commencement Exercises. 

Officers and Faculty of Instruction. 

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R. W. Silvester, President, Thos. H. Spence, A. M., I 'ice- President. 

Professor of Mathematics. Professor of Langiia;i;es. 

Jos. R. Owens, M. D., Register and Treasurer. 
H. B. McDonnell, M. D., B. S., W. T. L. Tallvkekko, A. B., 

Professor of Cheniistrj'. Professor of Agriculture. 

James S. Robinson, Professor of Horticulture. 
S. S. Buckley, M. S., D. V. S., Henry Lanahan, A. B., 

Professor of Veterinary Science. Profes.sor of Physics and Civil Engineering. 

F. B. BoMBERGER, A. M., B. vS., Professor of and Civics. 
Chas. S. Richardson, Maj. J. C. Scantling, U. S. A., Retired, 

Director of Physical Culture and Commandant of Cadets. 

Instructor in Public vSpeaking. 

J. H. Mitchell, M. E., Professor of Mechanical Engineering. 
A. L. Quaintance, M. S., J. B. S. Norton, M. S., 

Professor of Entomology. Professor of Pathology and Botany. 

C. F. Austen, B. S., As.sociate in Horticulture. 
Henry T. Harrison, J. C. Blandford, M. E., 

Principal of Preparatory Department. Assistant in Mechanical Engineering. 

F. H. Blodgett, B. S., A.ssistant in Pathology and Botany. 
R. W. B. Mavo, T. B. Symons, B. S., 

A.ssistant in Department of Languages. Assistant in luitomology. 

C. V. DpANE, M. S., Instructor in Dairying. 
A. B. Foster, B. S., J. B. Robij, m'. S., T. R. Gough, B. S., H. N. Lansdale, B. S., 

Assi.stant in Chemistry. Assi.stant in Chemistry. Assistant in Chemistry. Assistant in Chemistry. 

R. I. Smith, B. S., W. O. Eversfield, M. I)., 

Assistant in Entomology. Physician in Charge. 

Miss M. L. Spenck, Stenographer and Typewriter. Mrs. L. K. Fitziiugh, Matron. 

E. T. Harrison, Eibrarian and Executive Clerk. 


standing Committees of the Faculty. 

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Prof. Buckley. 





Prof. Mitchell. 


Prof. Harrison. 




Prof. Richardson, 


Prof. Bomberger. 


Major Scantling. 
Pres. Silvester. 
Prof. Spence. 


Prof. Richardson. 



Prof. Spence. 











Dr. Everskikld. 


Prof. Bomberger. 


Prof. McDonell. 







E. T. Harrison, Secy. 


Class of 1903. 

Co/ors : — BlA'K AND WIIITK. 

Mollo : — "Essp: Quam Videki." 

);■//.— Rah ! Rah ! Rhi ! 
Rah ! Rah I Rhi ! 
Heigh-ho ! Heigh-ho ! 

Nineteen Three ! 


Edgar Perkins Walls, President. 

John Pouder Collier, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Joshua Marsh Matthews, Vice-President. 
Robert Bainbridge Mayo, Historian and Prophet. 

Bouic, C. N., Rockville, Md. 
Bradford, H. K., Washington, D. C. 
Cairnes, G. W., Jarrettsville, Md. 
Collier, J. P., Ellicott City, Md. 
Calderon, M. A., Lima, Pern. 

Class Roll. 

<K IK 

Dnnbar, E. B., Springville, N. Y. 
Garner, E. F., Duley, Md, 
Mayo, R. B., Hyattsville, Md. 
Matthew.s, J. M.,Dnlaney's Valley, Md. 

Nicholls, S. B., Gerniantown, Md. 
Page, C. P., Frederick, Md. 
Peach, P. L., Mitchellville, Md. 
Walls, E. P., Barclay, Md. 



CHARLES NORMAN BOUIC, 2nd Lieutenant Company "A" 


President of Y. M. C. A; Vice-President Morrill Literary Society' ; Associate Editor 
"Reveille"; Chairman Refreshment Committee RossburgClub; Director Glee Club. 


"Music is well said to be the speech of Angels." — Carlyle. 

Alias "Tom Hot." — Born at Rockville, Montgomery County, May 26th, 1880. His 
early education was obtained at the Rockville Academy, entering the Sopho- 
more class of the M. A. C. in 1900, he has since been a prominent member of the 
famous class of 1903. At an early age he manifested a strong desire for the 
ministry, which has never ceased to grow. He was elected first president of 
the present Y. M. C. A. and is serving a second term. In literary work he 
has made a marked success, and as a debater he has no equal in college. Mr. 
Bouic has a decided talent for music and nature has provided him with a 
great voice and strong lungs with which at almost any hour, day or night, 
he causes the halls to echo and re-echo, rousing the mournful and discour- 
aged from their solitude and putting new energy into the slothful. He 
distinguished himself in football last fall, having made first team and played 
right guard in several of the hardest games. 

While at College he has been noted for doing whatever he thinks best, 
no matter what others say and think, so we all feel positive that if Tom 
ever gets up against "the real thing" in the world he will surely be a hard 
man to down. 





Upon his wit doth earthly honor wait 
And vitiue stoops and trembles at his frown. " — Cymbeline- 


It gives US great pleasure to introduce to the kind reader Lieut. H. K. Bradford, 
of the U. S. Army, wliose picture is seen on this page. Mr. Bradford was 
once a student of the M. A. C, but on receiving the appointment to the 
army he left in the beginning of liis Senior year, 1902-1903. 

The Battalion of Cadets feel proud that one should have been chosen 
from their little band to .serve as one of our nation's protectors. 

His classmates miss him very much for his help in class matters and 
also in our annual was very much needed, and, indeed, could our book show 
some of his wit and humor, we know that it would appear better in the eyes 
of its critics. 

Mr. Bradford, like the rest of his classmates, had a very soft spot for 
the ladies, and his Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights were very seldom 
spent at college, but " crasy \\\ some cozy corner," or, " (ozy in .some a-asy 
corner," (it was hard to tell ), — in various Washington parlors. 

The class of 1903 and the student body extend to him their best wishes, 
and hope that if it should fall his lot to fight for his country, that his cour- 
age and manliness will be of the same sort as that exhibited by him while 
in the midst of us. 


GEORGE WILSON CAIRNES, 2nd Lieutenant Co. C Jarrettsville. 


Secretary of the Y. M. C. A.; Manager of 2ik1 Team, Foot Ball ; 
Assistant Easiness Manager "Reveille." 

"I'll speak to thee in silence. " — Cymbeline. 

"He sat and bleared his ej'es with books.' ' — Longfellow. 

Alias " ^ox\mz." The subject of the sketch was born at Jarrettsville, July 
29th, 1882; attended the Academy at this place until he had almost 
finished the eighth grade, after which he applied himself diligently 
on his father's farm. In the fall of 1898 he entered the Freshman class of 
the M. A. C. 

He is about five feet eight inches high, very slender, noted for 
his physical strength, a man of extraordinary determination, very hard to 
discourage, and seldom speaks, unless he has something to .say that is 
deserving of the hearer's attention. 

As a commissioned officer he is liked by the student body and is held 
in the best of esteem by his company. 

He has been an industrious student in the Mechanical Department 
and has stopped at nothing but success. He has been an active worker in 
the Y. M. C. A., holding offices for the last two years. 

He is a musician, and is noted for his deep baritone voice, which 
holds the same under all conditions. 





" A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays 
And confident tomorrows." — Wordsworth. 


Mr. Calderoii was born in Lima, Peru, October 5th, 1880. He attended the public 
.schools of Lima, and afterwards entered the Engineering College at that 
place, graduating with a degree of A. B. In the fall of 1900, wishing to 
pursue his studies further, and in research of a higher institution of learn- 
ing, he was directed to the Mar\dand Agricultural College and entered the 
Sophomore Class of that institution where he remained for one year, at the 
expiration of which he took up his studies at Cornell University. But he 
found the climate, so far north, too cold for him, so he returned to us about 
the middle of the year and resumed his work with the Junior Class. He is 
a hard worker, giving but little time to anything else except his studies, 
often making six days in the week, and he will undoubtedly make his mark 

ill the world. Mr. Calderon is an advocate of peace and not of war, so he 

has never taken up military science. 


JOHN POUDER COLLIER, Esq Ellicott City. 


Manager Base-Ball Team 1903 ; Chairman Reception Committee June Ball; Vice-President 
Rossburg Club; Athletic Committee ; Associate Editor of "Revci/le" : Secretary, 1903. 

"Bell, book, and candle shall not drive >nc back. 
1 1 lien gold and silver becks me to come on . ' ' — I\^i>ig John . 

Alias "Poodle." Born in Baltimore, on the third of Jul)', 1882. He moved 
to Ellicott City at the tender age of 2 years. He attended the public 
schools of Ellicott City and there received his primary education which 
was carried to a higher plane in Baltimore City College. He entered the 
Freshman Class of the M. A. C. in the Fall of '99. 

Mr. Collier is an original man, always having new views, and never 
failing to express them. He is ahso a politician, and although greatly out- 
numbered yet his voice is always heard in debate, and he never getswrathy 
when the boys fail to agree with him, his predictions as to the results of 
various elections are taken as first-class types. "Poodle" will ever be 
remembered by his classmates for his innumerable feasts. 

A great social man he is ; never been known to spend Sunday at the 
College, alwaj-s having engagements for Sunda)' dinners, and grave things 
are suspected of him by his actions when returning to College. John's 
latest hobby is baseball, of which he talks constantly, and is already pre- 
pared to give any one the outcome of the present teams. 


EMMONS BURDETTE DUNBAR, 1st Lieutenant, Co. "C." 



Captain Football Team "02-03;" Chairman of Refreshment Committee, June Ball; 
Athletic Editor ''Reveille ;" Member Auditing Committee ; Refreshment Committee, 
June Ball. 

"AH tongues speak of him, and the bleared 
sights are spectacled to see him. " — Coriolanus. 

Alias "Doc." Born in the village of Springville, Erie Co., N. Y., on the 24th 
of March, 1882. At a very tender age he entered the pulilic .school, where 
he graduated with honors. He then attended Griffith Institute, but 
finding that he could not get there what he wanted, decided to enter the 
M. A. C, his name being registered in the fall of 1900. He took up the 
two-years' special Agricultural Course and graduated in the spring of 
1902, receiving a certificate. He returned in the fall, 1902, to take up 
the regular course, so that he might receive the degree of B. S. 

At the present time "Doc" and "Farmer" Walls are writing a book 
on the "Nocturnal Perambulation, or the Exploits of the Four Agricul- 
turists." They expect to have this book on the market liy graduation, if 
they can procure a person who will risk his business reputation to print it. 

Mr. Dunbar has shown much ability in athletics, having captained 
the football teams of '00 and '02. 

"Doc" is one of the most popular young men at M. A. C, and has 
the student body for his friends. 



ENOCH FRANCIS GARNER, 1st Lieutenant Company B 


Chairman of Invitation Committee June Ball. Associate Business Manager " Reveille. 

Programme Committee Rossburg Club. 

" Whence is thy learning F Hath thy toil 
O'er books consumed the midnight oil F' ' — Gay. 

^/zfli " Knox," " Nutty " or " Sawed Off." Born March 12th, 1883. He .spent 
his youthful days trying to grow tall ; but at the present writing has not 
obtained the desired result. His intellectual faculties were first developed in 
the public schools of Prince George County, where, by diligent application, 
he gained the respect of all. He entered the Freshman Class in the autumn 
of '99, selecting the mechanical course, which he has pursued since. His 
abilities as a student are well known, and as a displayer of wit, his compan- 
ionship is very congenial. Garner is especially evident in football, his 
physique being peculiarly adapted to the game, and when entrusted with the 
ball, he may be depended upon for a gain. 

He is not an extreme admirer of the fair sex, but it is safe to assume 
that he, like his classmates, appreciates feminine beauty and in the end will 
be conquered. 


E. F. G.\RNER. 


JOSHUA MARSH MATTHEWS Captain Company "A" Dulany's Valley. 

Vice-President '03; Vice-President Athletic Association; Treasurer Rossburg Club; 
Secretar}' and Treasurer New Mercer Literary' Society; Treasurer June Ball Organ- 
ization; Rossburg Editor of "Reveille"; Base-Ball Team 'o2-'o3; Foot Ball Team 
'01 -'03; Track Team '00- '03; 

"Let him be sure to leave other men 
their time to speak. ' ' — Bacon. 


Alias "Mattie" — "Why! Why!" and "Theory." The subject of this sketch was 
born October 21st, 1882. If I were to relate his history the fading stars 
would invite sleep ere I finish. He has the distinction of having been able 
to talk at the early age of 11 months, and could recite the "Soldier of the 
Legion" at 13 months; has never lost his ability to this day, on the contrary, 
he has increased it at a wonderful rate. 

"Mattie" secured his primary education at the Kindergartens and Public 
schools of the Green Spring Valley. He entered the M. A. C. in the fall of 
'99, (and has been with it during its entire existence.) 

He has been very prominent in Athletics, having made the teams for 
two years. 

He is very fond of the ladies, and it is rumored that he has a wonderful 
.sway among a number of them, from Laurel to Denver. 

"Why! Why!" is very fond of doing little pranks just to get his fellow 
officers, in the Senior Class, in trouble. 

He is noted for his numerous and varied collection of valentines, and 
also often goes to Wa.shington to mail a letter, trusting to luck that he may 
see a certain friend on the electric cars. 


ROBERT BAINBRIDGE MAYO. Captain Co. "C" Hyattsville. 


lyiterary Editor " Revielh- ;" Class Historian and 
Prophet ; Invitation Committee Rossburg Club. 

"Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use." — Hazlitt. 

A/ias "Capt'n Bob." Born in Old Point Comfort, Virginia, December 23rd, 
1883. Received his early education from a private teacher, and after at- 
tended a High School of Washington for one year. He then entered the 
class of '03 at the M. A. C. in February, 1900. 

Mayo is a very studious scholar, leading his class for three successive 
years. He is a military man to the core, and a strict disciplinarian. 

He has never boarded at the College, but takes delight in guiding his 
flock to the gateway of knowledge. He has a sunny disposition and 
cheerful manner, and has never been known to tire of but one thing, /. f.. 
being O. D. Unlike the other members of his class, he never complains 
of his course, but takes it as it comes, and some day e.xpects to be a great 

He is at present writing a book as his masterpiece, entitled " Useful- 
ness of Good Horses," and " My First Le.ssons in Jockeying." 

K I'.. .\I.\V(). 





Captain Baseball Team '02 : Team of '03. Refreshment 
Committee June Ball Organization. 

" Cheerful at morn he wakes from short repose. 
Breathes the keen ah- and carols as he goes." — Goldsmith. 

Alias "Happy Nick." Born at Germantown, Montgomery Co., on the 17th 
day of July, 1882. Attended public schools at that place during his 
childhood and then went to the Andrew .Small Academy at Darnestown, 
where he prepared himself for the great Ixittle at M. A. C, fought by 
the class of 1903 since the fall of '99. 

All his college-mates and everybody in Maryland know that he plays 
baseball. He has been the short-stop on our team for four con.secutive 
years, and were he to come back for ten more the same place would be 
awaiting to be filled, for I dare say no amateur in the State can fill it near 
so well. He was captain of the team of '02, and during his term of office 
showed great abilit>- as a leader. 

Mr. Nicholls anticipates .stage life after leaving here, and he is now 
trying to persuade "Farmer" Walls to go out on the road with him. 
They will will be termed "The Two Min.strels from the Farm." So if 
my dear reader ever sees them in want, their classmates would be 
thankful if you would give them a helping hand. 


CALVIN PERCY PAGE, Captain and Battalion Adjutant .... 


Treasurer of Athletic Association; Secretary of Rossburg Club; Vice-President of New 
Mercer Literary Society; Business Manager of "Reveille"; Chairman of Program 
Committee, Rossburg Club; Vice-President of June Ball Organization; Valedictorian; 
Foot-Ball Team of 1901, Athletic Committee. 

"We do love beauty at first sight, and we do cease to love it, if 

it is not accompanied with amiable qualities- " — Midsummer Night's Dream- 

Alias "Hots" or "Caddy," easily distinguished as the finest facical artist in the col- 
lege, a connoiseur on all sorts of powders and rouges, and possesses excellent 
faculty for mixing and blending cosmetics. 

He was born in the quaint and historic town of Frederick, on the twenty- 
third day of November, 1883. After attending Frederick College, he gradu- 
ated from Frederick High School, class '99. In the fall of 1900 he entered 
the illustrious class of 1903 of the M. A. C. His industry, ability and ster- 
ling qualities soon placed him among the first in his class, and he has ever 
since occupied a position of honor in both scholarship and military work. 

At the same time the ladies have claimed no small .share of his attention. 
For them he always has a sweet .smile and a pleasant word, in fact he has 
been accused of being a "heart smasher," and it has been rumored that .sev- 
eral breach-of-promise suits have been threatened. His most enjoyable 
occupation is visiting Baltimore on Reveille bu.siness(?) And his highest 
ambition is to .shine as a military man. 

Mr. Page is a hard student, but not a disciplinarian; he has a sweet 
and amiable disposition which may be compared to a soft cat's paw, but when 
angered "Room, my lord, Room." C. P. PAGE. 

Frederick, Md. 




President Rossburg Club; President New Mercer Literary Society; 
President June Ball Organization; p;ditor in Chief "Reveille;" 
Chairman Athletic Committee; Salutatonan 1903; Treasurer Y. M. 
C. A. 1903; \'ice-President '03, 'oi-'o2. 


''Oh, keep vie innocent, make ot/iers great." 

Alias "Sam." Born at Mitchellville, Prince George County, on February 2nd, 1884. 
He attended Frog Pond College, Mitchellville, for eight years, and then en- 
tered the Freshman class at the M. A. C. in the Fall of 1899. He has 
always been noted as a hard worker, and consequently has always stood high 
in his class. His strong point is oratory, and on many occa.sions he has 
made the College Hall ring with his mighty burst of eloquence. At one time 
he represented the College in the Inter-Collegiate Oratorical Contest. He 
invariably goes to Washington on Saturday Evenings, to engage in the 
bewitching game of "ping-pong" with his "onliest only." He is naturally 
a military man, and is Captain of one of the best companies the College has 
ever known. He will long be remembered by his fellow students, and the 
number of trustworthy positions he holds, furnish a correct estimate of his 

P. L. PE,\CII. 


EDGAR PERKINS WALLS, Major Cadet Battalion Barclay. 


President of Athletic Association ; Humorous Editor of ''Reveille ;" Chairman Reception 
Committee, Rossburg Club ; Chairman Floor Committee, June Ball Organization ; 
Manager Football Team '02-03 '< President of Class 1903, 'oi-'o2, 'o2-'o3. 

"Take no repulse, whatever she doth say. 

For "get you gone" she doth not mean "away. " 

Two Gentlemen of Verona. 

.■i/ias "Farmer." Born at Barclay, Queen Anne Count\', on the 2nd of 
September, 1882. At this noted place of agriculture he was reared as a 
tiller of the soil. He entered the venerable class of 1903 at its birth, 
September, '99, and has remained a star member since. 

The events of his famous college career of most note occurred in his 
Senior year. He has the reputation of having an extremely soft spot in 
his heart for the girls. This reputation was tested and proved last 
fall, when he became infatuated with a "Little Miss," who resided very 
near the school. But, sad to relate, she had to go awai' and, still sadder 
to relate, he is now seeking the hand of a fair maiden in one of our female 
schools nearby, but by the dexterity of some of his classmates and the 
interest they take in him, they are preventing this match if possible. 
(How? Ask him.) 

The course that "Farmer" takes may not show forth his genuine 
student qualities, but neverthele,ss he has them. He is a great favorite 
among the student body and the Faculty ; his manliness and generosity 
have gained for him a host of friends. 


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The Class History. 

' ' 0, Old Father Time grows tender and mellow. 
As, roving the round earth, the sturdy old fello-w, 
Year in and year out, keeps going a7id coming 
In -winter's 'wild -wrack, and in summer' s green blooming. 

' — Bates. 

AN it be possible that four years have 
passed since, as trembling Freshmen, we 
first got a glimpse of the massive grey 
building frowning on us from its exalted 
position and directing its numerous win- 
dows at us like so many threatening 
eyes? It is needless to relate the many 
vicissitudes which we underwent as 
Freshmen. Time passed, as time will, 
waiting for no man, and ere long, num- 
erous insurmountable barriers loomed up 
in our path: they were the examinations, 
which the Freshman dreads hardly less 
than he does the unrelenting Sophomore, 
the terror of his dreams. Though we 
were numerous (thirty-eight in all,) we 
were successful. Sports, such as foot- 
ball and base-ball, came to vary the 
monotony and .soon we were conscious 
that our fondest hopes were maturing, 

that of being ' 'old boys' ' and advancing to the Sophomore 
class, which the vast majority of the class realized at the 
close of the session. Great was our joy when on that 
eventful evening in the month of June we were adorned 
with the title of Sophomore; no longer were we to be the 
timid Freshman groping his way cautiously, but the 
haughty Sophomore. Every member of the class left for 
home with a light heart, because when he should return, 
he would be one year nearer the hoped-for goal. 

The vacation passed quickl}-, as vacations always do, 
notwithstanding the contrary during College days. But 
when the time for a.ssembling arrived, not all the mem- 
bers of the previous year returned, but we were favored 
with the entrance of .several new members, some of whom 
were destined to remain with us until the end. However, 
our ranks were depleted to some extent and only twentj'- 
.seven resolved them.selves to sophomore studies. We 
felt better adapted to our surroundings, for although our 
studies were more difficult, yet we were spurred on by 
hope and ambition: — hope of completing the prescribed 


course at the Institution, and ambition — directed towards 
obtaining higher education and the coveted prize, which 
would serve us to so good a purpose during our Hves. 
Ties of friendship were strengthened both towards our 
college home and our classmates. This year our 
class was well represented in athletics, having six mem- 
bers on the foot-ball team. Soon the Thanksgiving 
holidays came and we went home to enjoy the festivities 
of that day, returning to begin preparations for our first 
examinations as Sophomores. The great majority passed 
and we went home for the Christmas holidays to recup- 
erate after the trying ordeal. We soon returned to study 
but our spirits were downcast by the departure of our 
President, who had served the class in that capacity for 
tlLf^ee years. However, we resolved to take the misfor- 
tune in a stoical manner and continued our studies with 
unabated energy. The month of February was spent in 
preparation for participation in the Inaugural parade, but 
great was the disappointment of the entire corps of cadets 
when we were pre\-ented from taking part on account of 
inclement weather. Just before the Ea.ster holidays some 
of us were doomed to another disappointment, when we 
were prevented from undertaking our Southern base-ball 
trip. The was represented by four members on the 
base-ball team, who upheld their positions with credit. 
We had a much longer holiday than usual, so all returned 
in happy spirits, but were somewhat surprised to find 
that examinations were to be resumed. The end of the 
session was fast approaching and ere we realized it our 
Sophomore burden was thrown from our shoulders, and 

we began the vacation with the hope of returning as 
Juniors. After the vacation, which passed as a watch in 
the night, we returned to resume our studies, feeling 
that we had been well repaid for our labor of the last two 
years, and now stood at the threshold of the Senior class. 
But not our full quota returned to resume the duties and 
responsibilities of Juniors, to our regret we readily dis- 
cerned that there were but twelve. We supplied our 
usual number of men both for foot-ball and base-ball, our 
class being honored with the captains of both teams. 
After the Christmas holidays there was an addition to 
the class of 1903 by the advent of an old last-year boy. 
This year passed much more quickly than the previous 
years, because our privileges were greater and our studies 
less arduous. We were bles.sed with good fortune in ac- 
complishing our work successfully and ere we knew it 
the door of the Senior class stood open in our face, and in 
the eventful month of June we .stood prepared to enter, 
which event occurred after the final examinations. 

It was with determination that we resolved to take 
upon ourselves the duties and responsibilities of a Senior 
class, and to raise the standard above the mark to 
which it had attained on previous occasions. For the 
last time at old M. A. C. we entered upon another .session. 
All of the expected class did not report for duty, which 
was much to our regret. As we were now cadet officers, the 
earlier part of the session was consumed in organizing 
and disciplining the cadet battalion. We had not ad- 
vanced far into the .scholastic year before we were 
deprived of another member. After the Christmas holi- 


days we returned with pleasure to our task, ^et with a 
partial regret that ere another festive season should re- 
turn we should not be students at M. A. C, but alumni, 
widely separated, perhaps. Returning with us was one of 
our former classmates, who had left the previous year, 
but with the prospect of returning, and this addition 
raised our class to the present number, twelve. 

This year, of course, is the jewel of our college days, 
the height of our educational ambition — in it we realize 
the midnight dreams of our Freshman year, the hopes of 
our other years, when failures and misfortunes seemed as 
demons besetting the path and determined to frustrate 
our valiant attempts at success. As an organization, a 
combination of intellects not separate, but each united, we 
have piloted our college affairs to the satisfaction of all 

The class has inaugurated several new features, no- 
ticeably in the social line, where we have increased the 
number of dances given, and with apparent success. As 
the executive authority' appertaining to student organiza- 
tions lies with the Senior class, so we have striven to the 
best of our ability to surpass that standard which had al- 
ready been .set. Let the student body render the verdict. 

Tonight w^e stand before you the Senior class, pre- 
paratory to bidding its last adieu to its Alma Mater, and 
each member is firm in the resolve to exert himself to the 
utmost to make his life a success; to make himself a credit 
to his Ahna Mater, and his country, and to overcome, 
as far as pcssible, all the obstacles scattered throughout 
the path of life. 



(Apologies to Tennyson.) 

Wake and call me early, fellows, call me early, do you hear? 
Tomorrow'll be the happiest day I've had for many a year — 
For many a, many a year, boys, the merriest day, you see, 
For I'll read the Reveille then, boys, the College Reveille. 

There's many a paper and book that's good, but none can touch this one 

There's the Hyattsville Independent and the Baltimore Daily Sun- — 

But none so fine as Reveille, no other half so bright — 

So wake and call me early, boys, the gas will give me light. 

I sleep so sound at night, boys, that I shall never wake. 
If you do not poke me in the ribs, or give me quite a shake ; 
And the Reveille will be on hand before the break of day — 
I must get up and read it, boys, you see I can't delay. 

As I came up the college walk whom think you I should see 
But the Editors gathered in a bunch beneath a maple tree ; 
They told me on the quiet that the Reveille is done, 
And would be shining in our rooms before tomorrow's sun. 

The Editors say the book is great, the contents extra fine — 
I really now can hardly wait to get a squint at mine ; 
So wake and call me early, boys, just prod me with a gun — 
Or baste me with a bed-slat, boys, — I must be up by sun. 


The Class Prophecy. 

NE day during the year 1935, as 
I was experimenting in the lab- 
oratory of my grandfather, and 
while I was nervously watching the result 
of a marvelous combination of chemicals, 
my curiosity was aroused 
to examine some of the 
time-worn documents, now 
thoroughly covered with 
dust and enveloped in 
spider-webs. Stealthily I 
removed them, pack by pack, until I had emptied the 
cabinet of its contents. 

My attention was especially directed toward a brown, 
time-worn parchment of ye olden days, the writing on 
which had become almost entirely obliterated, and it was 
with great difficulty that I was able to interpret it. I 
immediately perceived that the parchment was not only 
old, but that the formula was one promulgated by some 
pioneer chemist. As far as I was able to discern, it read 
as follows : — " Take two ounces of incensium soranium 
and add three grains of acre cogitatio. On combination 
they produce a volatile substance, which is highly recom- 
mended for mental pacification." 

While removing the papers, I had discovered sever- 
al jars ; the contents of wliich were unknown to me, as 
they had no labels attached to them. Now, although 

I had the formula, I was entirely at a loss where to find 
the ingredients in order to perform the experiment ; but 
out of continued curiosity I determined to make myself 
acquainted with the contents of the jars ; .so immediately 
set to work to open them. Gradually, to my unyielding 
efforts, the seals of the jars were removed, and, to my 
great delight, I found the labels within the jars. After 
considerable confusion, I finally perceived that one jar 
contained incensium somnium and the other acre cogitatio. 

As these compounds were entirely unknown to me, 
it was after considerable hesitation that I resolved to 
perform the experiment. Slowly and cautiously I mixed 
the two substances, and as a result of the combination, a 
dense green vapor was evolved, and, despite all precau- 
tions, I inhaled some of the fumes. Immediately I be- 
gan to lose consciousness, exert myself as I would, I was 
rapidly becoming the victim of this narcotic. 

While under the infiuence of this substance, I en- 
tered a spacious room, elegantly furnished and richh- 
hung with tapestries, and, to my amazement, saw a per- 
.son attired in gorgeous raiment seated by a table in the 
center of the room. He was Prospero, the prince of 
destiny. On perceiving this, I made known mj- desire 
of learning the history of my class-mates of 1903. He 
readily assented to make me acquainted with all of the 
important events which had visited the Class of 1903 
since its graduation. Approaching a of enor- 


iiioiis proportions and most exquisite design, lie opened 
the doors and laid bare to view many rows of books. 
These, he said, contained records of all the college classes 
that had ever been graduated. Glancing along the var- 
ious rows of books, with an evident look of satisfaction, 
he rested his attention on a heavilj" bound green book. 
Removing it, he returned to his seat, where he opened it. 
He said for convenience sake he would read them 
in alphabetical order, beginning with 


After graduation Bouic studied law at the Col- 
umbian Universit)', and on entering the practice 
of his profession became remarkably successful. His 
ambition so tending, he entered the political field, where 
his promotion was rapid, for after serving his fellow cit- 
izens in various responsible positions, in both county and 
state, he was appointed to the United States Senate. He 
is a most active member and renowned throughout the 
whole country'. His success was due, to a great extent, 
to his integrit}-, his sense of honor and high moral char- 
acter. He is frequently known to hold Y. M. C. A. 
meetings in the Senate Chamber, especially instructing 
the younger members of that body. Although automo- 
biles and flying machines are in a perfected state, Bouic 
still retains the cherished treasures of his youth, and for 
that reason is conspicuous driving down Pennsylvania 
Avenue behind two spirited steeds. Little Norman, Jr., 
may often be seen driving his diminutive horses, \'irgil, 
Cicero, Tacitus and Terence, to the great satisfaction of 
his father. Bouic is also a noted writer, having gained 

prominence in the literary world by his " How to Be- 
come vSucce.ssful in Politics without Bribery," " Religion 
the Necessary Part of a Man," etc. 


Cairnes chose as his profession that of teaching 
mechanics, being now professor of mechanical engineer- 
ing in the ITniversity of Alaska. His fondness for 
high regions was previously demonstrated by his 
habitation of the top hall at M. A. C. His success has 
been most gratifying because of his perseverance in sol- 
ving mechanical problems, his study hours occupying so 
much time that it is customar}' for him to study b}- the 
midnight sun. R'ibbit, as he is familiarly known, is often 
kicked up sitting in the gold fields, and fired at by critics 
of his mechanical methods. His tendency is not toward 
literary productions, for that reason we do not find uni- 
versal forms of his intellect. In Alaska he has found 
that the environments neces.sitate a revision of Boyle's 
Law, his formula being — Cairnes x Constance - Es- 
quimo girl. 

As the magician scanned the lines, reading the great 
renown of my class-mates, I saw his face light up with 
emotion, for, he said, it gave him great pleasure in his 
leisure hours to read the successes of the various cla.sses, 
but especially was he interested in M. A. C. 1903. 
Glancing along the lines as he read, his ej-es suddenly 
paused and he smiled. When doing this he said, this 
man Collier has performed a remarkable feat. 


He is now a member of the Legion of Honor of 


France, his name having been placed there because of 
his renowned attainment in finding; the scjuare root of 
two ( ^"2) -He is at present Professor of Mathematics at New 
Mexico State University, and from the manner in which 
tangents flj' from the circumference of his head and sines 
beam from his ej'es, it maj- be readily discerned that he 
is a mathematician of infinite ability. In obtaining his 
wonderful result, he manipulated all the branches of 
mathematics known to man, from arithmetic to calculus 
and graphic statics. The formula for obtaining -Tg 
has been published in every language known, because 
heretofore it had been a problem impossible of solution. 
It is so intricate and exhaustive that it fills a book of 
more than ordinary size and even the Professor of Civil 
Engineering perused its pages with interest. 


Calderon after his graduation returned to his plan- 
tation in Peru, where he is most successful in farming. 
He is regarded as a benefactor by his countrymen, be- 
cause of his having introduced modern machinery and 
methods, thus facilitating farming operations and min- 
imizing labor. Latest reports from the South American 
State report that Calderon is a very .strong candidate for 
the Presidency of his native land,. and by reason of his 
having filled the office of Secretary of State is eminently 
fitted for the position. He asserts that if he is elected, 
the ties of friendship which bind his country with the 
United States will be stronger than they have ever been. 
He still remembers his college days and his connection 
with old M. A. C. 

E. B. DUNB.^R. 

Dunbar has had nuich beneficial experience in his 
varied career. Immediately after leaving college he 
secured a position as Horticulturist in the University of 
Florida, but finding teaching ill adapted to his notions of 
easy living, retired to his farm in New York, engaging 
extensively in stock-raising. He undertook in connec- 
tion with this vocation that of lumbering. But after 
several years' mental strain in trying to guess the fluctu- 
ations of the market, he gave it up in disgust and 
returned to the ever-inspiring farm life. He has become 
so prosperous that he has established an office in New 
York city and he is known abroad as an exporter of par 
excellence cattle. His stately mansion o'erlooking Lake 
Erie is a source of remark to the passengers on passing 
steamers. He has given Trusts a wide berth, not only of 
corporations, btit of trusting his customers. He is still 
fond of visiting, and during his leisure moments slips 
away in his private car for a few days' visit with one of 
his college chums. Through his benevolence he has 
endowed the Chair of Agriculture in the Maryland Agri- 
cultural College and is keenly interested in its work. 


Immediately after graduation he entered the machine 
.shops at Cramp's Shipyard, where, with diligent appli- 
cation and perseverance, he rapidly rose till at the present 
time he is Assistant Superintendent. His ability as a 
designer is especially known, having designed the most 
modern battleship of the United States Navy, which has, 
as is the custom, been scanned by critics, but no defect 


can be found. His military training while at M. A. C. 
eniinentl}' fitted him as an executive officer for directing 
the affairs of such an enormous plant. His corps of 
assistants is verj^ numerous, but because of his kind 
treatment, hold him in high esteem. He is President of 
the Bachelors' Roost, a social organization in Philadel- 
phia, devoted to making life easy for bachelors. Up to 
the present time he has not become reconciled to the fair 
sex, whether on account of some prievious grievance or 
not is unknown. He makes the halls of Bachelors' Roost 
resound with laughter and his smiling countenance is a 
source of inspiration to those deprived of a better half. 
He has during his spare moments compiled .several 
literary productions, among them, "Why a Bachelor's 
Life is Best," and "My Book of Jokes." 

R. B. MAYO. 

The fall after his graduation he entered the Law 
School of Columbia University, where he graduated with 
honors in 1908. He began practicing immediately in 
Delaware, and after showing the people of that state how 
far behind they were in civil law, he entered into politics 
and there is where he made, for him.self, a name. By 
his continued appeals to the people and in the court- 
rooms for a revelation in politics he was made the leader 
of his party and in 1920 he was elected to the State 
Senate. But while he was making such a public career 
there was a private life of peace and happiness awaiting 
him, for away down in Hyattsville there was his first 
and last love whom he met while at M. A. C. He had 
for her that sincere love that makes a true husband and 

a happy wife. That they were married it is needless to 
say, and in 1930 his wife became keeper of the Gover- 
nor's Mansion of Delaware. There Governor Mayo lived 
happy for four years, with nothing to worry him, except 
the task of keeping little Bob and Mary from scrapping. 


The year after receiving his sheepskin, Matthews 
repaired to Maryland University, where he studied law. 
His in.structors there immediately perceived, from his 
linguistic ability, that he had fitly chosen his profession 
and was destined to obtain a high rank. In defend- 
ing his clients he was most successful, as abandoning all 
other methods, he would immediately proceed to talk the 
judge and jury into his own convictions, thus from sheer 
exhaustion they rendered a verdict of not guilty. It is a 
well-known fact among his colleagues that Matthews can 
be rarely found in his office, but maj' be sought in some 
other office, as his fondness for visiting his friends has 
not subsided in the least since his departure from the M. 
A. C. In the court-room he has often been mistaken 
for the judge, because of his a.ssumption of authority, 
both as to the decision of the court and the instruction of 
the jurors. His works of fiction are numerous, among 
them being most notable "The Endless Tongue," "Brass 
Necessary for Success," etc. 


Used great judgment and thinking that farm life 
was to be preferred to others, .settled down to tilling the 
soil. By his scientific methods, learned of course at 
Marxland Agricultural College, he has vastly improved 


his land, so that now his is a model farm and he takes 
great pride in demonstrating these facts to his friends. 
He dispenses much hospitality and the name of 
Squire Nicholls is a synonym of hospitality. He found 
out that as a farmer has so much leisure, he could enter 
the political field without detriment to his crops. So he 
has been appointed district campaigner, thus giving him 
the opportunity of exercising his vocal organs. He is 
also a lecturer of note, being always conspicuous at 
farmers' meetings and taking an active part. Nicholls 
has written two books on farming, which are pronounced 
succe.sses, namely, "How to Be a Successful Farmer 
Without Working" and "The lyife of Ease." 

C. p. PAGE. 

In 1906 Page established a manufacturing plant in 
co-operation with his classmate, -P. L. Peach. They 
rapidly rose to prominence, so that now the Page and 
Peach Machine vShops are world renowned on account of 
the excellency of their products. Page is superintendent 
of the Draughting and Calculating Department, having 
special reasons for selecting the management of the 
Draughting Department. (3wing to the impossibility of 
obtaining male employees for that department, females 
were secured to do the tracing work, so that there are 
fifty of the fair sex working under the supervision of 
Page. It has been especially noted that the great 
majority of them repair quite often to the Main Office, 
presumably for instructions, but the cause is unknown. 
Page has quite an aptitude for managing women, as his 
experience has been large, and it was for this reason that 

he was elected to preside over the Draughting Depart- 
ment. His ability as a mathematician is well known, he 
having to make all the calculations for the work being 
done at the plant, as well as being called upon by the 
laity to solve difficult original problems. It is needless 
to say that his correspondence is enormous having to 
employ two stenographers especially for the purpose of 
an.swering the dainty missives of his feminine admirers, 
p. h. PEACH. 

Peach, as before stated, is the other member of the 
Page and Peach Machine Shops. His efficiency as a 
machinist and manager is daily exemplified both by the 
products of the plant and the ease with which the 
executive alTairs progress. He is also a well-known 
lecturer, delivering forcible addresses before the students 
of various colleges on modern machine methods. His 
most notable lecture was that delivered before the class 
of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University. This 
address, both in the display of technical knowledge and 
its eloquence, was highly commended in the mechanical 
world, and as a result Peach is looked upon as an 
authority. His talent as a literary genius, so pro- 
nounced in his younger days, has not forsaken him ; as a 
result several works of fiction bearing the signature of P. 
L. Peach as their author, are on the market, and as an 
evidence of their popularity some have appeared in their 
second edition, viz., "The Love Stories of My College 
Days," "How I Run the Shop and Everybody Con- 
nected with It," "Large Correspondence Adapted to Suc- 
cess at College," etc. 



Walls has evinced a natural aptitude for the realms 
of science, his special branch being botany. He is very 
energetic in the pursuit of his vocation and may be seen 
tramping over a broad and fertile plain searching for a 
new species of plant. He has within recent years 
devised a novel microscope, so powerful and complex, 
that the molecules of sap may be discerned in the plant. 
For the past five years he has been Chief in the 
Department of Agriculture, a position requiring great 
executive ability, as well as knowledge of subjects in- 
volved. His scientific research continues unabated and 
he is contemplating surprising the world soon by an- 
nouncing the Wall Theory analogous to the Darwinian 
Theory, showing the missing link between animals and 
plants, or projecting the theory that man descended from 
a plant : in other words, that man is a "small potato." 

The theory condensed is, that man descended from a 
monkey and that the monkey descended from a tree. 

Having thus concluded his reading, the magician 
assured me of the authenticity of the book and repeated 
his assertion that of all the records that he had ever 
read, that of the members of M. A. C. 1903 was among 
the most pleasing. 

Soon objects began to fade away and ere I concen- 
trated my thought I perceived the dawn of daylight and 
rubbing my eyes, I awoke to the realization that I had 
been under the influence of some narcotic and what I had 
just passed through had been only a dream. I discovered 
then that the chemical combination had ceased and that 
the recipe contained the ingredients of a great sleep-pro- 
ducing agent, the marvel of the 20th Century. 
Respectfully submitted. 




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 mists we see, 

On the next stone written — 1903. 


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. 


Chorus: Another year is gone, 
Another trophy won 
And, in the volume of our deeds, 
Another chapter done. 


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 190i<.— Chorus. 



Oh, Class of Nineteen Hundred Three, 
Come join around and sing. 

For now full well prepared are we 
To make the old halls ring. 

With deeds that to the heights of fame, 
Will elevate our honored name. 

Chorus: Four years have swiftly gone. 

We came, we fought, we won, 

And now before the world we place 

The work that we have done. 


Hail, hail now, classmates all again, 

Soon shall life's veil arise, 
To show to us what now or then 

IVIust greet our anxious eyes. 
So when the "blue and white" shall fly 
Our hearts shall there forever lie. — Chorus. 



By everyone loved and respected, 
Only seeking to do what is rij^ht. 
Lnder him the " rats " are protected. 
In preaching he shows ns the light, 
(Could I Init describe such a sight. ) 


Calm and severe you'll find him, 

Always going his way. 

In all things polite and obliging ; 

Really — he's not very gay. 

Never marked by a .soldierly bearing, 

Even after " reveille " is blown. 

Since Morpheus has grown ensnaring. 


Caring naught for amusement, 
Always steady at l)ooks. 
Little he cares for Tactics, 
During drill at others he looks. 
Engineering's his study — 
Radicals lie works with ease. 
O'er Physics long doth he ponder, 
Ne'er " Lany " a bit doth he please. 


Cheerful and sweet in his maimer. 
Of troubles and cares he makes light. 
Leading the list as a " fanner," 
Leaving when the time comes to fight. 
In calculus he is a wonder. 
Every hard problem he'll ponder. 
Reminded when " Knox " gets them right. 




Doc is the name that we call him, 
Useful and good does he seem ; 
Noted for prowess at football, 
Being the best on the team ; 
AH of the fellows admire him, 
Rah ! for the boy we esteem. 


Greater in mind than in stature, 

Always aglow with good nature. 

Respected, he adds to his name. 

Ne'er failing in ground in the football game, 

Earning a title in thorough mechanics, 

Resolving the mysteries of high mathematics. 


Mighty in Classics, Dutch Latin and Greek, 
And in French he doth all the Parley-vous speak. 
Yet though by the car he arrives as a rule, 
Often he rides on a pony to school. 

Merry as "Old King Cole" is he, 

And always most polite — 

Talks enough for two or three. 

Talks with all his might. 

tie's the chap that loves the girls. 

Ever holds them dear — 

Would you know this fellow's name ? 

See ! ' tis written here. 



Now we will see what we find, 
In the name that apears in this role, 
Convinced, I am, that his kind 
Has never been " done" by a soul. 
O, a shortstop? — well he is that. 
Laughing at "liners" and "flys," 
Lingeri:)g for a time at the bat. 
Showing the pitcher he's " w^" 


Paints his cheeks a rosy red, 
And loveth well the girls, 'tis said ; 
Ooes to Baltimore on "Reveille" "1)iz, 
Ever this chap a wonder is. 


Painstaking, honest and sturdy, 
Even inclined to be bright, — 
Always ahead in his classes, 
Choosing no way but the right, 
tlis is the name now in sight. 


Working for Blodgett or Austin, 
Asking for what he can't get ; 
Loving no fair, lovely maiden. 
Longing for .someone, \-oii bet, — 

Such life is not worth its costin' 


Junior Cld^ss. 

C/ass Motto: 
'Labor Omnia A'iiicit. 
Class Colors: 
\'iolet and Maroon. 

Class Yell: 

Hi Yackety Yak ! 

Hi Yackety Yor! 

Yackety, Yackety, 

1904! Officers. 

Walter R. Mitchell, President. 

James A. Anderson, Vice President. 

Harry D. Watts, Secretary and Treasurer. 
Percy Gray, Historian. 

Class Roll. 

Anderson, Jas. A., Deal Island, Md. 
Brown, E. D., Lakeland, Md. 
Biirnside, H. W., Hyattsville, Md. 
Choate, R. P., Randallstown, Md. 
Cruikshank, L. W., Cecilton, Md. 
Deaner, T. A. P., Boonsboro, Md. 
Ensor, J. G., Belfast, Md. 
Gourley, T. A., Burcli, Md. 
Grey, P. J., Glyndon, Md. 
Mayo, E. C, Hyattsville, Md. 
Merrvman, \\. W., Baltimore, Md. 

Mitchell, W. R., La Plata, Md. 
Mullendore, T. B., Trego, Md. 
Ogier, G. R., Baltimore, Md. 
Scasser, E. R., La Plata, Md. 
Shaw, S. B., Rehoboth, Md. 
Stoll, E. W., Brookland, Md. 
Street, J. McL., Rocks, Md. 
Watts, H. D., Bel Air, Md. 
Webster, F. O., Baltimore, Md. 
Wentworth, Washington, D. C. 


History of Class of 1904. 

^* ^^ i^* 

Two years have now elapsed since the glorious 
class of 1904 first appeared on the annals of 
Maryland Agricultural College. It was then 
that we broke away from all the things to 
which we had long been accustomed, and 
stood face to face with what proved to be the first real 
trial of manhood. The future that spread before us, 
though we now realize that it held in store for us all that 
we moat needed to help us through life, then looked black 
and forbidding, and many times were we near to succumb- 
ing and returning to our homes. But we knew that to 
give up were to show cowardice, so we fought stubbornly 
against it, and at last threw off the last vestige of home- 

After the entrance examinations had been passed 
successfully, the class was found to number forty-one 
members. The work of the year then commenced in 
earnest. The strangeness of our position soon wore off 
and we entered with zest into the enthusiasm with which 
the opening of the football season was received. The 
football team made a good record that year, and we were 
proud of the fact that some of its most brilliant victories 
were gained through the efforts of men of our class. 

The time soon passed however before our first holi- 
dav, that time to which we had all looked forward and 

which at the beginning of the year, had appeared to be so 
far off. This was Thanksgiving. But the few days of 
intermission were over all too soon, and we returned 
again to work all the harder preparing for the Christmas 
examinations. examinations were successfully 
passed, and we departed to our homes, where we cele- 
brated the Christmas festivities to the fullest extent of 
our capacities. 

The holidays passed at last, though, and the first of 
January found us again at M. A. C. We then settled 
down to three months of hard work. This long period 
was the dullest time of the whole year. The football 
season was over and the baseball season was still in the 
dim future. The monotony was broken somewhat, how- 
ever, b)' .several periods of good skating in which we all 
took great delight. Thus the time dragged slowly along un- 
til Easter was upon us, preceded by the dreaded quarterlj' 
examinations. We again succeeded in doing credit to our- 
selves and showed that our time had not been idly wasted. 

After Easter tlie time passed rapidly. We rooted 
faithfully for the baseball team on which several members 
of the class of '04 did glorious work. Our first year was 
now drawing to a close. The final examinations, which 
had given us so much worry, proved to be as easy as 
those which had preceded them, so that when commence- 


ment day arrived we went home for the .siiniiner vacation 
feeling \rell satisfied with our year's work. 

September 1902 found us again under tlie roof of 
old M. A. C. This time it was with the confident assur- 
ance and satisfied bearing of sophomores and, "old boys". 
The old state of timidit)' and homesickness, that had 
characterized us as, "Rats" during the preceding year, 
had been thrown aside forever. Other changes had also 
taken place. Several of our classmates had fallen on the 
wayside, even at what was hardly the beginning of our 
journey. But their places had been partly filled by some 
new arrivals who joined our ranks at this time. 

Our class now numbered thirty-four, a falling off of 
seven from our freshman year. But, though fewer in 
numbers, our ambition to plant the standard of the class 
of '04 a peg higher than any preceding class of M. A. C. 
was as firm as ever. Of cohrse, that very important 
ceremonj- of initiating the new boys or, "Rats," into M. 
A. C. life was punctually performed by us to the very 
best of our abilities. I will pass over the football season 
of our sophomore year in as few words as possible. Sev- 
eral members of '04 were on the team and did good work, 
Init the entire team played in "hard luck." 

The Christmas examinations were now facing us 
again, the one painful blot to our joyous anticipations of 
the Christmas holidays. But, like all troubles, they were 
not half so bad as we imagined them to be, and we pushed 
onward again rejoicing that the first term's work was 
ended. Then again came that long dull period from 
Christmas to Easter. But, by working hard, we made 

the time pass swiftly by. In fact, several of us found it 
all too .short to accomplish the work we had in hand. 
After Easter the baseball .season opened, and the work of 
the team in some degree retrieved the defeats of the foot- 
ball team. Much interest this year was also taken in the 
track events and in tennis, the tennis medal for the 
championship of the college being won by a member of 
our class, and several of our classmates also carrying off 
the honors on the track during the commencement 

Our Junior year had now begun, and the end of our 
collegiate course at M. A. C. was now appearing in the 
dim future. We realized, more clearly than ever before, 
the responsibilities that all too soon, would rest on our 
shoulders, and, although there still remained much hard 
work for us to accomplish, we knew that the time for us 
to leave the place, which now seemed like home to us, 
was not far distant. Of the original class, that formerly 
required an entire section room in which to hold a class 
meeting, but twenty now remain. But all of those that 
are left are determined to push forward to the goal that 
is now in sight, and with such determination the result 
is certain. 

vSo the class of 1904 may rest assured that she will be 
represented on Commencement Day 1904, by as many, if 
not more members than any class that has yet graduated 
from the doors of our intended Alma Mater. Then, class- 
mates, with the violet and maroon ever in the lead, let 
us strive manfully onward, living up to our motto. 

Labor omnia vincit. — Historian. 


Tribute of Tacitus to the Memory of Consul Agricola. 

Translated by Thomas H. Spenxe, 
Professo)' oj Lai/j; iiuqcs. 

IY I"', as our philosojihers insist, there be a place 
1 in the realm of the hereafter, where the 

■■■ spirits of the righteous will find repose, if 
the light of the soul be not extinguished 
when the body yields up its vital spark, - 
then may your mighty spirit rest in glorious peace, 
Agricola, and may you recall us, yotir fond household, 
from vain grief and woman's tears, to the contemplation 
of your life of virtue; for that surely, should cause us no 
regret or grief, but rather rejoicing and gratification. 

With sincere admiration, rather than mere word 
praise, we honor thy example, and so far as in us lies, 
we would strive to emulate the virtues of thy life. This 
is true respect, this, true reverence, and it is thus that 
we join the throng of those who mourn thy loss. 

I would exhort thy bereaved friends .so to reverence 
thy memory, that they will reflect thy light in their own 
careers, and have impressed upon their minds the image 

of thy character, rather than the outline and figure of 
thy immortal body. Not that I would inveigh against 
statues of marble and bronze, but as the countenance of 
man changes, and his body falls into dust, so do statues 
carved by human hands crumble and disappear; Init, the 
impress of a noble soul is everlasting, and you can per- 
petuate it, not bj' the sculptor's art, but by your own life. 

What we loved in Agricola, what we admired, re- 
mains, and will remain, steadfast to all eternity, imprinted 
on the mind and in the hearts of men, and will be re- 
corded in history for all time. 

The March of Ages and the flight of time have 
.serv'ed to obliterate the achievements of many of our 
ancient heroes, but the life of Agricola will be described 
to all posterity, and his virtues emulated, so long as Na- 
tions live, -SO long as men cheer the brave, applaud the 
generous and admire the good. 


Anderson: — "0 ! he will sing the savageness 

out of a bear." 
Brown : — " He has more goodness in his little 

finger than you have in your 

whole body. ' ' 
Burnside:— "Thou art a scholar " 
Choate:—" Striving to tell his woes, but 

words would not come. ' ' 
Cruikshank:—" Until I truly loved, I was 

Deaner: — " O, you will see him laugh till his 

face be like a wet cloak laid 

Ensor: — "Deeper than did ever plummet 

sound, I drown my books." 


Qourley: — "As noisy as a thousand bells." 

Grey : — Gourley's brother. 

May o : — "As merry as the day is long. ' ' 

Merry man: — " There's mischief in this man." 

Mitchell: — "He is a soldier fit to stand to 
Ceasar and give directions." 

MiiUendore: — " He makes a solitude, and 
calls it peace." 

Ogier: — " I am a sage, and can command 
the elements — at least, men 
think I can." 

Sasscer: — "He is the sweetest of all singers." 

Shaw; — "All mankind love a lover." 

StoU : — "Truth from his lips prevailed with 
double sway." 

Street: — " List his discourse of war and you 
shall hear a fearful battle 
rendered you in music." 

Watts: — "By heaven, I do love, and it hath 
taught me to rhyme and to be 

Webster: — "He hath paid dear, very dear, 
for his whistle." 

Wentworth : — " I'll put a girdle round about 
the earth in forty minutes." 

kivV k JJ^ wNJV 1 / VL 


Class of Nineteen-Five. 

Oass Colon: — Violet and Maroon. 
Class Motto: — \'incenuis. 


Class Yell: — Yok-ko-me, Yok-ko-me ! 
Yok-ko-nie, yive ! 
Hitrho, Higho ! Nineteen- five ! 

Class Officers. 

■W <K 

J. H. Gassaway, President. 
W. T. Smith, Secietary. 

Adams, R. W., Baltimore, Md. 
Angle, W. II., Hagerstovvn, Md. 
Bay, J. H, Jarrettsville, Md. 
Biser, E. C . Frederick, Md. 
Bradtield, R. P., Perryville, Md. 
ByrDii, W. H., Williamsport, Md. 
Coburn, T., Washington, D. C. 
Cockey, J. C, Owin^s Mills, Md. 
Crone, W. N., St. Micha-Is, Md. 
Dent, W. P., Oakley, Md. 
Digges, E. D., Port Tobacc(j, Md. 
Dorsey, B S.. Mt. Airy, Md. 
Downes, H. H., Denton, Md. 
Duckett, M., Hvattsville, Md. 
Farrcll, T. C, La Plata, Md. 
Gassaway, J. H., Jr., Gerniantown, Md. 
Haynian, E. T , Stockton, Md. 
Hines, C. G., Chestertown, Md. 
Hines, T. L , Baltimore, Md. 
Horner, T. H., Ashland, Md. 

B. S. JUDD, Treasurer. 

Class Roll. 

Jones, F., Comas, Md. 
Judd, B. S., Washington, D. C. 
Krentzlin, \. \. A., Washington, D. C. 
Mackall. I.N., Mackall, Md 
Meyer, G. M., Frostburg, Md. 
Nayler, K. E , Washington, I). C. 
Nicholls, K. I)., Gerniantown, Md. 
Oswald, E I., Chewsville, Md. 
Parker, A. A., Pocomoke City, Md. 
Popham, J. N., Washington, D. C. 
Pouleur, A. L., Windsor, Conn. 
Price, L., Hyattstown, Md. 
Roberts, W. P., Landover, Md. 
Kiggs, D., Lavtonsville, Md. 
Kolph, W. CBeltsville, Md. 
Shephard, E L., Bristol, Md. 
Sisk, A. W., Glyndon, Md. 
Smith, W. T., Ridgely, Md. 
Snavelv, E. H., Sparrows I'oint, Md. 
Somerville, J. W. P., Cumberland, Md. 

B. S DORSEV, \'ice- President. 
A. A. P.\RKKK, Historian. 

Stanley, H., Laurel, Md. 
Sturgis, G., Snow Hill, Md. 
Watts, H. F., Bel Air, Md. 
West, F., Howardsville, Md. 
White, M., Dickerson, Md. 
Whiting, L. W., Hyattsvillc, Md. 
Wright, R. V. L., Williamsport, Md. 


Candamo, J. V., Lima, Peru. 
Cannon, L. C, Bridgeville, Del. 
Friend, J. T., Lydia, Md. 
Power, E., Derwood, Md. 
Rice, R. W., Baltimore, Md. 
Rutledge, J. C, Rutledge, Md. 
Schroeder, F., Washington, D. C. 
Walker, J., Lima, Peru. 
Whiteford, C. P., Whitefords, Md. 
Whiteford, E. S., Whitefords, Md. 


History of the Class of 1905. 

!* *» S« 

THE history of the class of nineteen-five is a 
record of successful deeds of merit per- 
formed by a hod}' of hearty and healthy 
youths who came to M. A. C. for men- 
tal and physical development. On the igth 
of September, 1901, the class of 1905 assembled at the 
Maryland Agricultural College for the first time. They 
were a noble band of youths, numbering forty-four in all. 
The first time we ever assembled in one place it was for 
the purpose of electing class officers. These having been 
elected, we were then an organized class, ready to meet 
the trials of college life. Our first great trial was on All 
Halloween. We went through that, as many other 
emergencies, with flying colors. 

Since the football season opens at about the same 
time that our institutions of learning do, football was the 
first of the college athletics to attract our attention. Our 
class was well represented in this branch of athletics, and 
the members who played on the team did much toward 
placing the banner of '05 at its present high position in 
athletics. As the football season pas.sed by and the win- 
ter months came on we bent our minds to our studies. It 
was only a short time now before the Christmas exam- 
inations and holidays. The examinations the most of us 

passed very creditably, thanks to the amount of hard 
and faithful work we had done. 

The holidays were, like many other pleasures, soon 
over, and in a very short time we were back at our posts 
of duty again. Our time now was wholly taken up with 
our studies. The work done by the class of nineteen-five 
during the long, dreary winter months would do credit 
to any class, no matter what its ability. 

As the days began to grow longer, and the weather 
became such that we could be out of doors, the students 
started a track team. Our class furnished its full quota 
of applicants, and eventually some of the most successful 
contestants were chosen from among our ranks. Shortly 
after the track team was organized the applicants for the 
baseball team began their indoor work. So faithfully 
and so hard did the representatives of our class work 
that, when the team was chosen, four of the nine who 
were selected to represent the College, came from 
the class of '05. These men not only kept up the high 
standard of our athletics but even raised it higher. 

When the time for the inter-class ball games came 
around the class of nineteen-five put a team in the field 
that was almost invincible, losing only one game of the 


Not only were our colors to be seen on the football 
and baseball fields, but also on the tennis courts. So 
well does one of our class play that he is rated as the 
second best player in the school. 

Now conies the most longed for, but perhaps the 
most dreaded period of the whole year. The time for 
the final examinations and commencement day exercises. 
For some it brings joy and happy plans for the following 
year, while for others it brings only disappointment and 
sorrow : for some it means the transformation from timid • 
Freshmen to daring and worthy Sophomores, and from 
the ranks to the positions of cadet oiEcers. 

I am glad to say that the majority' of our class ex- 
perienced the joy of feeling that they had accomplished 
what they had come to college for. There were thirty- 
five of the original fort>'-four promoted to the Sophomore 

It was not without sorrow that we said good-bye and 
left for our respective homes, some of us never to meet 
again as schoolmates. Our vacation was being very 
pleasantly spent, but it was with a great deal of pleasure 
that we looked forward to the time when we would all be 
back again at our work at the Maryland Agricultural 

When we took up our work again in September of 
1902, as Sophomores, we found that, although we had 
lost some of our last years' members, our class had 
grown to be fifty in number. This is now the largest in school. And, with the increased membership, 
we have been enabled to put in the field of both studies 

^nd athletics just as good and probably better representa- 
tives than we had last year. 

Our class has stood together as a body this year 
better than ever before. This has been proven by the 
fact that when the Freshmen tried to paint their luunerals 
in conspicuous places about the campus they were de- 
feated, and, instead of the Freshmen numerals, those of 
the class of 1905, as well as '05 pennants, could be .seen 
in various places. Not only were they put there, but 
there they .stayed. No class dared to interfere with the 
work of the class of 1905. 

Football this year, as well as last, early attracted 
our attention. It was a matter of great joy to us when 
we heard that from the Sophomore Class si.K of the rep- 
resentative eleven were chosen. And greater still was 
our joy when we found that, in the absence of the regu- 
lar captain, one of those six was finally chosen to act as 

Then as cold weather came on, and outdoor athletics 
became unpopular, we settled down into good hard work. 
We reaped the fruits of honest labor and passed almost 
without exception the midwinter and early spring exam" 

This spring a member of the Sophomore Class was 
chosen captain of the ba.seball team. This is an honor 
seldom conferred upon a Sophomore. In athletics this 
spring we have not yet fallen below the standard set by 
members of our class in the football games. On the base- 
ball team we are represented b\- four men: On the track 
team the star member is a 1905 man, and on the tennis 


courts the colors Blue and Gold can be seen waving 
above all others. Our class team this year even excelled 
last year's team. 

As we were victorious in athletics so were we victor- 
ious in our studies. When the final examinations came 
around, although we had taken a great interest in 
athletics and had spent considerable time in the enjoy- 
ment of them, we were prepared for the examinations. 

There was only a very .small percentage who did not 
pass with creditable marks. 

Now we are about to enter upon a .short period of 
rest before taking upon our shoulders the heavy respon- 
sibilities of Juniors. Let us continue to work up to the 
standard that we have now set and we cannot fail to live 
up to our motto, " i'incevnis.'' 



Class of Nineteen-Six. 

C/ass Colors: 
Red axu White. 

'Nux Quis, Sei5 Qi'in. 

Class ) 'ell: 

"Rickety, Rackety, 
Rah, Rah. Rah, 


Cax they beat u.s, 
NixEY, Nix, 


Naughty vSix." 


H. D. Wii.i.iAR, President. 

H. J. C.Al'L, Secretary ami Treasurer. 

A. D. CocKEv, ]'iee-Prcsi(le7tt. 

H. E. ToRKiNGTOX, I/isloriau. 

Bassett, L., Cambridge, Md. 
Bi.AiR, E. A., Baltimore, Md. 
Carein, J. J., Slidell, Md. 
Caul, H. J., Buffalo, N. Y. 

Class Roll. 

CoCKEV, A. n., Owing's Mills, Md. 
CoxxER, H. R., Baltimore, Md. 
CoPEi.AXi), T. C, Washington, D. C. 
Court, P., Washington, D. C. 


Davis, F. E., Hyattsville, Md. 
Drpkins, G. F. a., Baltimore, Md. 
Dorr, G. \V., Hyattsville, Md. 
Duffy, H. A., Webster Mills, Penn. 
DuGANNE, A. C, Washington, D. C. 
Fksmever, C. R., Centerville, Md. 
GoDDARD, J. B., Williamsport, Md. 
GoDDELL, R., Frederick, Md. 
Gkaham, J. J. T., Ingleside, Md. 
Hardestv, W. G., Willows, Md. 
Hunter, J. M., Roe, Md. 
LiPPiNCOTT, C. L. , Baltimore, Md. 
Plumacher, E. H., Maracaibo, Venezuela. 
Plumacher, M. C, Maracaibo, A'eneziiela. 
Pyles, R. G., Barnesville, Md. 
RiDGEWAY, C. S., Beltsville, Md. 
Salinas, J., Lima, Peru. 
SCHENCK, A. T., Fort Sheridan, 111. 

Zerkel, F. 

SCHAFFER, D. M., Laurel, Md. 
Shelton, C. W., Baltimore, Md. 
Storm, B. H., Reistertown, Md. 
Street, A. D., Fallston, Md. 
T.VTE, J., Concordia, Kan. 
Thompson, J. G., Landover, Md. 
Thompson, W. E., Baltimore, Md. 
ToRRiNGTON, H. E. , New York City, N. Y, 
Towner, J. B., Perryman, Md. 
Towner, L. F., Ferryman, Md. 
Varona, C. C, Havana, Cuba. 
Waters, F., Wa.shington, D. C. 
Williams, H. O., Nanticoke, Md. 
Williamson, P. H., Hyattsville, Md. 
Williamson, R. S., Hyattsville, Md. 
Williar, H. D., Ruxton, Md. 
Winters, H., Ellicott City, Md. 
Wood, R. V., Barne.sville, Md. 
Lurav, \'a. 






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History of the Clewss of 1906. 

^ & 

N the reiiiarkahle aggregation of 
male juvenilit}-, commonly 
known as the Class of 1906, 
can be found every stage of 
physical and mental develop- 
ment from protoplasm to man. 
As a member of my class, I 
love the entire ontlit, of 
course, and am only too glad 
to chronicle the events which have marked the progress 
of our class from Preps to Freshmen, and from Freshmen 
to Sophomores. But I am honest — therefore I cannot 
hang about the heads of my classmates an undeserved 
aureole of glory. I would like to palm off the whole 
bunch as Cherubim and .Seraphim in, but, as 
there are so few "angels" in the class, I cannot afford 
to lie. 

Some of us came up from the Preparator\- Depart- 
ment, that aggregation of human nondescripts that form 

the College Zoo; and others of us came from the 

Lord knows where, and joined our class at the beginning 
of last Fall. I understand that several of my beloved 
classmates were chased here by cows (they were green 
all right), others broke out of their local kindergartens, 
and fled to us for protection ; while some few got here 

through natural processes, and with some sort of jilaus- 
ihle bluff about studying. 

Well, our class was a heterogeneous mass in the be- 
ginning — farmers' sons, merchants' sons, soldiers' sons, 
sons of guns, and others. But this curious collection 
did not dishearten us, for we all firmly believed in our 
motto, " Non Qui.s, Sed Quid," and before the Autunni 
leaves had fallen we began to improve ; and by the time 
cold weather set in we had actually become civilized. 

Well, now for tlie narration of e\'ents. Our first 
day at college was a " blue" one ; every one was home- 
sick, and thinking of the girl he loved and had left be- 
hind : but this kind of stuff must be stopped, or they will 
nickname me "Sentimental Tommy." 

At our first class meeting a serious attempt was 
made to elect class officers, and it was with great diffi- 
cultv that we succeeded in doing so. We found the 
heterogeneous mass to be composed of fifty-one boys ^ 
most of whom wanted to be mechanics, and consequentlj- 
took the Mechanical, much to the regret of the 
professors in charge of it. 

It was not long, after we had arrived at college, be- 
fore we found the football season upon us. The team 
discovered some of its best players in the ranks of the 
Freshmen Class ; in fact, the newspapers said that dimin- 


iitive "Zip" Fesiiiyer, ami his cell-mate, " Lizzie" Du- 
gaiine deserved great credit for excellent pla>iiig. The 
next event of consequence was the painting of the back- 
stop by two adventurous Freshmen, who, while the 
Halloween dance was at its height, sallied forth into the 
dark and gloomy night with nothing for protection but 
a paint brush and a can of red paint. After wandering 
about in the night for several minutes; they came upon 
the back-stop at the end of the campus. Upon doing so, 
one of the adventurers exclaimed, "Aha, niethinks 
this is a fitting place for the insignia of our class," and 
straightway they proceeded to inscribe in bright ver- 
milion a memorial to the class of '06. This greatly an- 
gered the Sophomores, but thinking this a bright idea, 
the\' promptly proceeded to adorn the college buildings 
with indescribable rags, upon which was smeared their 
numerals, " '05." But their glory soon met its Water- 
loo. The illustrious janitor, upon seeing these "pic- 
turesque" symbols, innnediately tore them down. He 
said he had strict orders to keep the college buildings 
clear of all rubbish. 

During the fall a genius was discovered in our 
midst. He answers to the name of Chauncey, and his 
supply of information on students' affairs is inexhaustible- 
In fact, no one in the college can show more unreliable 
intelligence than he. Chauncey's marvelous lung power 
was most undoubtedly obtained through " w-ind-jam- 
ming " in the bugle corps, of which he is chief noise- 

The Christmas holidays were now close at hand, and 

the boys were contemjilating the delightful time they 
were .going to ha\-e while at home. ( )ur first term's ex- 
aminations were soon over, and I believe I tell the truth 
when I say the whole push got through all of them. ' 

Like all holidays the time passed too ra])idly, and 
before we realized it, we were again within the walls of 
the Mar\'land Agricultural College. The members of 
our class returned resolved to make the Class of 1906 the 
best Freshmen Class that ever entered this college, and 
I feel proud to say that our resolution was well carried 

Symptoms of nostalgia again appeared among our, and if it had not been for Johnnie Green's 
" hash" and Saturday night suppers to look forward to, 
I fear it woidd never have been eliminated, as this is one 
of the few diseases that will not be cured bj' " working" 
the sick-list. The time passed very fast after Christ- 
mas, and it was with bright hopes for a successful .sea.son, 
that our boys commenced to practice for baseball. We 
had more men on the ba.seball nine than we had on the 
football team. We had a very fine team, owing, of 
course, to the number of nn- classmates on it. While 
ba.seball was at its height a great many '06 men were 
bus\- training for the track-team. Of, a few who 
tried for the team were left in the dust. Init those who 
were succe.ssful carried off the medals. 

It was just at this time of the year that a change 
came over our members — they seemed to be very low 
spirited. This may easih' be accounted for — our final 
examinations were at hand. It was with liiiht 


hearts and bright faces that our classes came forth from 
the much dreaded class-room after our last examination 
of the year. I am very glad I can say that nearly every 
member of the class passed a good examination, and they 
were changed from Freshmen to noble Sophomores. 

We all sincerely hope that ever}- member of our 
class will report for duty in the Fall, and add more 
laurels to the noble Class of 1906. 



Prep, History, 

r was a dreary day and oh, how 
homesick ! when the B. & O. con- 
ductor dropped them at College 
Station, and, pointing to the big 
gra\- building on the hill, said: 
"Boys, you will not find mamma 
and papa and sister, the old Tom 
Cat and Fido up there, but in those 
old walls is something the name of 
which you cannot guess." There 
was silence for awliile. "A trun- 
dle-bed?" yelled one little fellow 
with a wistful look. "No, a tri- 
cycle," said a .second. "No, no, 
you are all wrong," replied the 
jolly conductor. "Well, tell us, please, what it is. A .sail 
boat? An express wagon ? A toy pistol ?" inquired the 
anxious little fellows. "A persuader," said the conduc- 
tor, almost splitting his sides with laughter; and pulling 
the string, the train moved on. ".4 persuader ! what is 
that?" said each to other as they gathered up their little 
bundles and packages and started up the walk. Many 
different ideas were discussed as to what he meant by a 
persuader; no one seemed to know. 

On they trudged, no one saying anything, but all 
thinking as they never thought before. At last one 
little fellow in .short pants .stopped suddenlv and said, 

"Ah ! boys, I know what he means !" and bending down 
he opened one of his bundles and pulling out a Rumford 
Yeast Powder bottle half full of milk with a nipple on 
the end, held it up to the crowd. "That's what a per- 
suader is ? Don't you remember when your mamma used 
to give you that to stop you from crying ? / do. Last 
night I was so anxious to see this place my mamma gave 
me this because I would'nt go to sleep. Well, well, I 
didn't think of that once. I expect there is a nice old 
lady up there who goes around at night and puts us to 
bed with nice warm milk. Won't that be nice? " 

So on they went, well satisfied with what they ex- 
pected to get. (Oh, had they known better!) When 
they got to the door all were eager to get in and see their 
rooms. But alas ! what man is that standing there with 
that .sword and big hat on ? The O. D. "Where are 
you going?" he said sternly to the crowd. No one 
answered, but all stopped short. "Where are you going, 
and who are you ?" he said loudly. "My name is Max- 
well, sir, — mine is Wicks, // is, so it is, and we came here 
to go to school." liach one shaking in his shoes told 
his name and where he was from and everything about 
his home. Then the O. D. took each shivering little 
chap (for they expected better reception than that) to a 
room and left them. To them it .seemed that a black 
cloud had passed over the sun and shut out its bright- 
ness, for there they were in big rooms all alone 


w itli nobody to i)lay with, ( for leineinber it was durinj^ 
study liotirs and in a military school and no one can \isit 
other cadets' rooms). \^^ell, they managed fairly well, 
after washing all the hantlkerchiefs and towels they had 
with bitter tears; and after a few "Wish I was home's," 
were .said, the time came for them to go to bed; and 
how glad they were ! Each little fellow climbed in his 
cot and waited patiently for the "dear old lady" and the 
"persuader." "She can't be coming," they thought a.s 
the old bugle .sent forth the last notes of "taps" 
down the long corridors. At last, tired of waiting, the\' 
fell asleep, and dreamed, I guess, of "home, sweet 
home." Bang! Bang! "Open up," said a low voice 
outside the door, — the little fellow jumped. "All right, 
ma'am," came the answer, "I thought n'ou were never 
coming." He, in his nightly robes, hurried to ojien the 
door. Horrors ! Oh my ! Who are these men with those 
things over their faces and that "Elite Polish" in their 

hands? The little fellow rubbed his cses; he thought he 
was dreaming ; but no, sad but true, about fifteen bovs 
creep into his room and as they came he could hear low 
murmurs. "What's his name?" "Oh, let him go, he's 
too small." "No sir, not a one of them slips my hands." 
Before he could speak one caught him by the arm and 
pulling liim into the light, said, "Son, everybody that 
comes here must have his face and shoes polished before 
he goes to breakfast, so we will polish \-our face and you 
can do the rest; .so hold \"our hands clown." He took it 
bravely, likewise all the rest. Each could see his face in 
the other's the next morning, and each had to use a bar of 
soap to get back his natural color. As yet they have 
not seen nor felt the /i(;",s-«(?(/(V, Init I dare say they will 
before June. 

Poor dear little fellows ! Their history would fill a 
volume, but we cannot give them any more room. Be 
sure and get a full account from them. 



C1&.SS Officers. 

S. C. Grason, President. 

R. J. TiLLSON, Vice-President. 

Class Colors: 

V. HuRDELL, See. & Treasurer. 
•The Blues." 

Albrittaix, L., Washington, d. C. 
Bowie, E., Upper Marlboro, Md. 
Carr, a., Hyattsville, Md. 

Davi.s, G. a., Mt. Holly, Md. 

EwELL, A. T., Baltimore, Md. 
Galt, D. B., Hyattsville, Md. 

Galt, F. J., Hyattsville, Md. 
Grason, vS. C, Towson, Md. 
Ha.slup, a., Laurel, Md. 

Hurt, A. L., Washington, D. 
HuRDELL, v.. New York City, N. Y. 
Jones, J. E., Davidsonville, Md. 
Lanahax, D. J., Laurel, Md. 

Lyons, H. J., Hughsville, Md. 
Mackall, T. , Mackalls, Md. 


McSpeiden, a. E., Stanleyton, Va. 
Marin, E., Puerto Principe, Cuba. 
Maxwell, G. C, Carsuis, Md. 

Merryman, W. B., Timonium, Md. 
Pennell, W. H., Annapolis, Md. 
RixcKE, H. T., Lakeland, Md. 

Shipley, G. W., College Park, Md. 

Silvester, R. L., College Park, Md. 
Thompson-, H. L., Baltimore, Md. 
C. Thrasher, H. C, Deer Park, Md. 

Tillson, R. J., Davis, West Va. 

Toadvine, G. C, Tyaskin, Md. 

Wagoner, G. M., Baltimore, Md. 
Whiting, H., Hyattsville, Md. 
WickES, p., Baltimore, Md. 

Wineke, J., Baltimore, Md. 


Nursery Rhymes. 

yy Is for Angle, a-cute Angle too, 

The girls all like him for his eyes of blue. 

Q Is for Burnside, a sport from the 'ville. 

The reason he's liked is because he's so still. 

^ Is for Cockej', who loves to rank high, 

He says, '"Give nie straps, or surely I'll die." 

Yy Is for Dunbar, a man he is too, 

He's an honorary member of the hospital crew. 

E I^ for Elisor, who is rooming with Shaw, 
They both have an idea of reading the law. 

f* Is for Friend, who visits Capital Hill, 

If he hasn't stopped going, he goes there still. 

G Is for Garner, shortened quite a bit, 

His jokes show always great humor and wit. 

H Is for Hines, as tall as a tree. 

But as prett\' and sweet as he could be. 

J Is for Instance the "O. D." were around. 
You'd see Cadets scatter at the first sound. 

I Is for Jones, of the country we know, 
Why? Because he's so terribly slow. 

J^ Is for Kids, Oh, we have a few. 

Some need a bottle and baby carriage too. 

I Is for loafing, by which we are known, 

We're reaping the harvest from seeds that were sown. 

fJI Is for Mayo, a senior of renown, 

He's a parser of verbs, participles and nouns. 

M Is for Nicholls, who rooms with a White. 

He sleeps in the daytime, but never at night. 

Q Is for Ogier, who looks very sweet. 

His crowning feature is his small feet. 

p Is for Peach, who will go on the stage, 
To find the girl who gave him her age. 


Q Is for Quaiiitance, professor of "Bugs," 

Occasionally he lectures on tadpoles and frogs. 

J^ Is for Rice, who sings very well. 

His voice sounds like three broken bells. 

*§ Is for Shaw, who Io\'es to go away. 

Were there a boarding house on "R" st. he'd sure- 
ly stay. 

'P Is for Tate, a \'ery nice man, 

He loves every girl as much as he can. 

\J Is for useless, I am'/ make a rhyme. 
This book will not sell for even a dime. 

V Is for \'eracity, Oh! excuse me please! 

It tickles me so much, I'll have to sneeze. 

^y Is for Whiteford, a man very wise, 

I'd ad\ise girls to be careful of his dreamy eyes. 

^ Is for cross, very frequently are we, 

When the waiters come hollowing"meat's upa tree. ' ' 

Y I^ for you, I suppose you are tired, 

And if you could reach me, I know I'd be fired. 

2 Is for Zephyr, that blows me away, 

I know you are weary, so I bid j'ou good day. 

^^^^^U^^XrC ^^'^^^g 



Military Department, 

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

E. P. WALLS, Cadet Major. 

Staff and Non-Commissioned Staff. 

»?" »(r »w 

C. P. Pack, Captain and Adjutant. 

R. P. Choate, Sergeant- Major. 

W. M. Crone, Corporal. 

Acting Color Guard. 

•>f sr <if 

F. O. Webster, Sergeant. 


T. L. HiNES, Corporal. 

The Armies and the Navies of the World* 
by Major J. C. Scantling, 
United States Army, Professor of Military Science and Tactics. 

THERE are fifty-two independent nations and 
one liundred and fifty-three Colonial and 
subordinate governments on the globe. Of 
these latter governments Austria-Hungary 
has two; the British Empire sixty-six; the 
Chinese Empire five; France twenty-eight; the Ger- 
man Empire, sixteen; Italy, seven; the Japanese 
Empire, two; the Netherlands, three; Portugal, five; 
the Russian Empire, seven; Spain, three; Turkey, three, 
and the United States, five. The Armies and the Navies 
of the World very naturally belong to the fifty-two 
independent nations. The native troops of the inde- 
pendent nations change stations from the mother country 
to the foreign stations, periodically. These changes 
are necessary for the health of the troops, and it is part 
of the education of a soldier to know the world. 

Abyssinia. The regular army numbers about 150,000 
men. They have modern rifles, Maxim guns and mitrail- 
leuses. In time of war the regular army is supplemented 
by irregular and territorial troops, most of whom are 

armed with the native weapons, shield and lance. — 
This country has no Navv. 

Afgh.\nistan. The regular army is said to nmnber 
44,000, but no trustworthy statistics regarding its 
strength are available. Few, if any, of the regimental 
officers can be considered competent, either to instruct 
or to lead the troops. The country has factories with 
machinery imported from England, for manufacturing 
modern rifles, cartridges and field guns. There are 
50,000 breach-loading rifles on hand, but it is uncertain 
how many of these weapons have been issued. No 

Argentine Republic. The regular armv numbers 
29,513. The National Guard is ])ut at 471, 91J men. 
These are mobilized every year, and are given two 
months drill in camp. There is a military school with 
125 cadets, and a school for non-commissioned officers. 
The Argentine Navy consists of 8,416 officers and men, 
and seven modern armoured ships, and seven smaller 
ships and gunVioats, with a numlier of older typies, as 


well as four destroyers, twelve first-class, and ten second- 
class torpedo-boats, also five armoured, and three 
second-class cruisers of high speed. The Buenos Ayres, 
a new second-class cruiser is one of the fastest sea-going 
vessels afloat. 

AUSTRIA-HUNG.A.RY. The regular army numbers 361- 
693. The Infantrv is armed witli the Mannlicher rifle. 
On war footing the numlier is jnit at 1,872,178. Its 
cavalrv is verv fine. The government raises its own 
horses, and thus secures the finest animals. The Austria- 
Hungarian Nav\- is mainly a coast defensive force, 
maintained in a state of high effeciency, and including 
a floatilla of four monitors for the Danube. Exclusive 
of four monitors and eighty-three coast defense vessels, 
there are eighteen modern armour-clad sea-going ships. 

RELciiur. The regular army numbers 51,448. In 
time of war the total strength is 143,000. The Infantry 
is armed with the Mauser Magazine rifle, and the Ar- 
tillery with Krupp guns. There are military schools 
of various grades and several establishments for special 
military education, The chief arsenal of the kingdom 
is at Antwerp. — No Navy. 

BiiUT.\N. The military resources of this country are 
insignificant. Beyond tlie guards for the defense of 
the various castles, there is notliing like a standing army. 
No Navy. 

BoLi\'.\. The regular armv numbers 2,560. The 
total strength of the fighting force numlicrs 82,000 
reckoning service compulsory from 21 to 50 years of 
age. — No Navy. 

Brazil. The regular army numljers i8.g8o. These 
are four military schools. The Navy includes six sea- 
going tunet-ships. four old Ijattle-ships, and five cruisers. 
The coast defense vessels are, six monitors, sixteen 
torpedo boats and twelve gunboats. There is one naval 
school and five naval arsenals. 

Oreat Britain. The regular army numbers 250,000. 
During the late war in South Africa it numliered 503,000. 
The number of men engaged in that war, was 210,293 
exclusive of officers. In time of peace the army is dis- 
tributed throughout the various English Colonies, with 
about lialf at home. The army in India is always large 
70,000 to 80,000. There are six schools for military 
education, the two most famous for officers are "The 
Royal Militarv Academy" at Woolwich, and "The 
Royal Military and Stafl;' Colleges" at LandJiurst. fireat 
Britain has in all 695 vessels of war, 429 of which are 
classed as modern fighting ships, 67 being battle-ships 
of first, second, and third class. Tlie jiersonnel numbers 
114,880 officers and men. 

Chili. The regular army numbers 9.884. The In- 
fantry is armed with Mauser rifles. Besides the regular 
armv, there is a National Guard composed of citizens 
from JO to 40 \ cars of age obliged to serve. Tlie num- 
ber enrolled annually is about 6,000. The Chilian fleet 
consists of one battle-shij), nine cruisers, six destroyers, 
and fifteen first-class and four second-class torpedo 
boats. The cruisers Chacobuco,, O'Higgins 
and Blanco Eucalada are remarkably fine vessels, power- 
fullv armed and of high speed. 


China. The regular army numbers about 300,000, 
and in time of war, the strength of the fighting force is 
put at 1,000,000, but the army as a whole has no unity 
or cohesion, there is no discipline, the drill is mere phy- 
sical exercise; about 80,000 have modern organization, 
drill, and arms, with the remaining forces the weapons 
are long since obsolete, and there is no transport com- 
missariat, no medical service. Of the Chinese Navy, 
only two vessels remained after her war with Japan in 
1894. Two swift cruisers, and three small cruisers, and 
a torpedcj gun boat have since been added to the fleet. 
The Chinese blue-jacket is as good as any in the world, 
hence the value to Japan of an alliance with China, 
allowing her to officer the Chinese Navy. 

Columbia. The strength of the National army is 
determined by an act of Congress each session. The 
peace footing was fixed at 1,000 in i8g8. In case of 
war the Executive can raise the army to the strength 
which circumstances may demand. Every able bodied 
Columbian is liable to military service. The Columbian 
Navy consists of one river gunboat and two small vessels. 

Congo, Independent State. There is an armed 
force of native Africans divided into twenty-three com- 
panies, commanded by two hundred European officers 
and 241 sergeants. The effective strength for 1900 was 
fixed at 11,850. There are four camps of instruction. 
No Navy. 

CosTA Rica. The regular army numbers 600, and 
I 2,000 Militia, but on a war footing can command 34,000 
Militia, as every male between iS and 50 may be required 

to serve. The Republic has one torpedo boat and one 

Cuba. The regular army consists of an Artillery 
Corps of 1000. The corps includes a general directorate 
in charge of a general officer established in the capital. 
The inen are organized in twelve companies, distributed 
in three artillery districts, whose headquarters are in 
Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba. The 
artillery serves also as Infantry in case of emergency. 
The corps is equipped with modern armament. The 
island was held in military occupation by the United 
States forces from January i, 1899 to May 20, 1902, 
when it was made over to the Cuban People as a Republic. 
Previously it was a possession of Spain. 

Denmark. The regular army numbers 9,769. In 
time of war it is increased to 61,586. There is a citizen's 
corps in time of peace numbering about 5000 men. The 
Danish fleet is maintained for coast defense. It com- 
prises five coast defense armourclads, six third class 
cruisers and gunboats, seven gunboats and a flotilla of 
fourteen first-class and twenty second-class torpedo 

Equador. The army numbers 3,341. The National 
Guard is said to consist of 30,000. The Navy consists 
of a torpedo launch and a transport, which vessels are 
manned by about 128 men. 

France. The peace strength of the army is fixed at 
522,013 and about 2,000,000, in the various classes of 
reserves, or a total of about 2,500,000 available for war. 
All males from the age of 20 to 45 years are required to 


enter the active army or the reserves in time of war, if 
not exempted by a term of service. The P'rench Navy 
is the seeond largest in the world. She has 305 modern 
war vessess of all classes. Of these there are thirteen 
first-class; ten second-class, and eleven third-class battle 
shijis; nineteen first-class, twenty-three second-class, 
and thirteen third-class cruisers; twenty-one gunboats 
and thirty-one destroyers, total 141 modern sea-going 
war vessels. The enlisted strength is 50,000 nien serving 
with the fleet, with a reser\'e of 114,000 men. 

Ger.\i.\xv. The regular army numl/ered al)out 600,- 
000. Th.e war strength of the army is not published, 
but it is estimated that she can, in case of war, muster 
3,000,000 trained men. 

The German Navy consists of 229 war vessels, of 
these there ten first-class, and ten second-class battle- 
ships, seven first-class, and fifteen protected cruisers, 
eleven destroyers, and eight torpedo gunboats; total 
sixty-one first-class sea-going vessels. Among her coast 
defense vessels are 103 torpedo crafts. The jiersonnel 
numbers 33,516, and in time of war may be increased 
to 80,000. 

Greece. The regular army numliers 23,286. On 
war footing the strength could be moliilized to 82,000. 
The National Guard and the Reserve number about 
96,000. The Navy consists chiefly of five armour-clad 
vessels. She has thirty-three war vessels all told, but 
none formidable. The personnel numbers 4,042. 

Gu.\TKMALA. The regular army numbers 7,000. The 
National Guard and the reserve number about 80,000, 
age ranging from 18 to 50 years. No Navy. 

Haiti. The black republic has an army consisting 
nominally of 6,828 officers and men. There is a special 
"Guard of the Government" numbering 650 men, com- 
manded by ten Generals, who also act as aides to the 
President. The Republic possesses a flotilla of si.K 
small vessels, which may be ranked as third-class cruisers. 

Honduras. The regular army consists of 500 men. 
The National Guard and the Reserve of 20,000. No 

Italy. The regular army numbers 268,000. The 
Militia mobilized of 304,587. The territorial militia 
2,106,233. ^^ time of war 3,272,070. The Navy con- 
sists of 249 ships, all of fighting value; four first-class, 
three second-class, and four third-class battle-ships; 
eight armoured and twelve protected cruisers, fifteen 
tor])edo gun-lioats, five destroyers and eleven first-class, 
one hundred second-class, and seventy-one third-class 
torpedo boats, and one submarine torjiedo boat. The 
jjersonnel is 25,175. 

Japax. The regular army numbers 157,829. In 
time of war the Empire can moliilize an armed force 
of 603,116, all ordnance and ammunition used in the 
Imperial army is manufactured at the arsenal at Tokio 
and Osaka. The rifles now used in the army are the 
latest type of the Murata repeating rifle invented in 
Japan. The Japanese Navy consists of 151 vessels 
of all classes. Of these there are six first-class, and 
two second-class battle-ships; five first-class, six second- 
class, and fifteen third-class cruisers, two first-class 
and fourteen second-class gunboats; twelve destroyers 


and fort\-tliree torpedo boats all of flghtinp; value. 
T!ie personnel ntimljers 24,0 r 2. 

Korea. The standing armv consists of ijoo men 
])oorly, armed, fed, drilled and clotb.ed. There is a 
Royal Rody Guard of about 1000, armed with Berdan 
rifles, and drilled by Russian officers. From the guard 
well-trained men are transferred to other regiments, 
with the view of improving the regular army. No 

Lip.EKi.v. The regular army consists of about 1000. 
The mditia of aliout 500. The Navy consi.sts of two 
small gunboats. 

LuxE.MBURr,. ;V nation without an army or a Navy. 

Mexico. Tlie regular armv numl.iers 32,143. The 
National Guard and the Reserve 146,500. There is 
a fleet of two despatch vessels; two unarmour gun-boats; 
one steel training ship; four gunl)oats and five first 
class torpedo boats. Personnel 590. 

Monaco. Exclusive of the "Guard of Honor" the 
army consists of five officers and seventy men. No 

MoxTENEGRO. There is no standing army, but all 
males, not physically unfitted, all trained as soldiers. 
The number of trained men is jjut at 35,8-0, Infantry 
and 856 Artillerv. The officers are educated in Italy. 
There are 100,000 rifles in the country and some field 
artillery. No Xavy. 

Morocco. The Sultans army is composed of about 
10,000 Infantry under the command of English officers, 
400 Cawdry, and a few batteries of field Artillery com- 

manded by three French officers. In addition to these 
forces, there are in th.e Emjjire about 8000 Militia Cavalry 
and 10,000 Infantry. In time of war about 40,000 
Infantry and Cavalry could t>e added to the above 
forces. The Navv consists of two old iron screw ships, 
and an armed cruiser, l)uilt in 1899 ^^ Genoa. 

Nepal. The army consists of 17,000 regulars and 
25,000 militia. The troops are equipped with Enfield, 
Luider and Martini-Henry rifles and there is a limited 
number of field and mountain guns. No Navy. 

Netherlands. The regular armv numbers 26,985. 
All men from 25 to 30 belong to the militia, from 30 to 
35 to the reserves. In time of war the Kingdom could 
muster about 80,000. The Navy consists of five ar- 
moured and four protected cruisers and three monitors. 
The personnel numbers 8,557 ofificers and men, and 
2,650 marine Infantry. The Navy is small, but its 
efficiency is said to be very high. 

Nicaragua. The regular army numbers 2,000 and 
ma\' l)e increased to 12,000. There is a National Guard 
ol 50,000. \o Nav^•. 

Oxam. An Independent nation without an army 
or a navv. 

Paraguay. The standing army numbers 82 officers 
and 1,500 men. In time of war the Republic could 
muster 30,000. One screw steamer with four guns, 
and two small steamers for river duty. 

Persia. The standing army numbers 24,500. It 
may be increased to 53,520. The strength of the militia 
is 50,000. The Xa\"y consists of two screw steamers 


with tour i;uns (3 in.) on each and (jne ri\-er steamer. 

Peru. The standing arm\- numbers 3,075. In time 
of war the RepuV)hc could muster 45,000. The Xavy 
consists of one cruiser, one transport, and two sniaU 
vessels. Th.cre is a military school at Chorrillos, near 

PoRTUG.M-. The regular army on peace footing num- 
l.)ers 31,804. War footing i4q,ii5. The Xavy consists 
of eleven cruisers, twenty-six gun-boats, and fifteen 
first-class, and thirty second-class torpedo l)oats. 

Ri'.\i.\\i.\. The standing arm\' numbers 3,280 officers 
and 60,000 men. The war strength is ]nit at 171,948. 
The Navy consists of twenty-four vessels of which there 
is one protected cruiser; seven gunboats; six coast 
defense vessels; one desi>atch boat; six Hrst-class and 
two second class tor])edo boats. 

Russi.\. The lowest estimate wliicli can be made 
of the jieace strength of the army puts the officers at 
42,000, and the rank and file more than 1,000,000 men. 
Tlie total number ab(jut 1,100,000. In time of war 
the total strength is approximately 75,000 officers and 
4,500,000 men, a total of 4,600,000. The army is spread 
all over the i'ountr\- from the Hallic to the f'aiu'asus. 
The Navy consists of 103 vessels of fighting value. 
C)f these there are seven first-class, fifteen second-class 
and two third-class l)attle-shi])s ; eight coast defense 
vessels and eight armoured and twent\- ]>rotccted 
cruisers, fort\'-one gunboats and eight armour gunboats 

Sai.v.vdiik. The arm\- numbers 4,000, and the miHtia 
18,000. The Na\\- consists of one cruiser. 

S.WTO Do.Mixc.o. The standing army is small, num- 
bering about 6,000. The troops are stationed in the 
capital of each of the six provinces. All males are 
required to serve in the reserve corjjs in case of a foreign 
war. The Navy consists of three small gunlioats. 

vServi.\. The regular army numbers 160,751. The 
militia about 100,000 officers and men. There is one 
vessel which is used exclusively for military ]iur]ioses. 

Sl\m. The standing army does not exceed 5000. 
The men generally are lial>le to l)e called out as required, 
but there is no armed militia. The go\-ernment possesses 
U]iwards of 80,000 stand of arms, but the army is in 
a \-ery crude condition, and more reliance is ])h'U'ed ujion 
the marine infantry wliich numbers about 15,000. 

The Navy consists of two cruisers; seven gunboats 
one torpedo boat; four des])atch boats, five yachts and 
forty steamers and 1,'iiiiiches for ser\'ice on the ri\-ers 
and along the coast. 

Si'.MN. The regular arm\- nunilicrs ()8,i4o. In time 
of war 183,972 men. The arm\' is small but is generallv 
in excellent condition anil supplied with the best arms 
that can be jirocured. All S]ianiards, who have at- 
tainecl tlic age of nineteen \-ears are liable to be ilrafted 
for service in case of necessity, by wliich means Spain 
may mobilize an armv of r, 083, 595. The Sjjanish Navy 
numbers 103 vessels of fighting \'alue. Of these there 
is one battlesliip; two coast defense shijis; four 
class, five .second-class, and four third-class cruisers; 
si\t_\' gunboats; twenty first -class, three second-class, 
and four third-class torpedo boats. In the war with 

the United States, complete disaster overtook the Span- 
ish fleet. In the battle of Cavite, May i, i8g8, the 
following vessels of Admiral Montozo's squadron were 
lost to Spain; viz., Reina Cristina, Castella Antonio 
de Ulloa, Juan de Austria, Isla de Cuba, Isla de Luzon, 
and Velasco, with the transport Mindanas. The Juan. 
Cuba and Luzon have since been floated and were found 
not to have been hit, and have been added to the United 
States Navy. In the battle of Santiago, July 3,1898, 
the fine armoured cruisers Maria Teresa, Oquendo, 
Vizcaya, and Cristobal Colon, and the Destroyers Furor 
and Pluton were destroyed. The first-named cruiser 
was floated by the United States, but foundered on 
her way to the United States. The personnel numbers 


Sweden a\d Norw.w. The Swedish standing army 
numbers 39,123. The militia about 250,000. The Navy 
consists of seventy-two vessels, of which there are ten 
first-class, four second-class, and nine third-class ar- 
moured coast defense turret ships; three steam corvettes, 
five torpedo cruisers, thirteen gun and despatch boats; 
fifteen torpedo boats, and thirteen school ships and 
other ships of various kinds. The Navv is maintained 
wholly for coast defense. 

The army of Norway numbers about 30,000 men 
with 900 officers. A portion of the two armies (Sweden 
and Norway) meet under the King for common militarv 
exercises, for six weeks annually. The militia of Nor- 
way numbers 50,800. 

SwiTZERL;\Ni). The fundamental laws of the Re- 

public forbid the maintenance of a standing army. To 
provide for the defense of the country every citizen 
has to bear arms, in the use of which all boys are in- 
structed at school, from the age of eight passing through 
annual and reviews. The National Guard is 
C(jmposed of two classes of troops, those of the Confed- 
eration and those of the Cantons (States). These forces 
are called together periodically for inspection and exer- 
cises. This Guard musters about 215,665. In time 
of war 515,247. No Navy. 

Turkey. The regular army numbers 700,620. The 
war strength of the army, jiermanent, territorial, and 
reserve in igoo was about 1,500,000. The Ottoman 
Navy consists of fifty fighting shijjs. but many of these 
were built so long ago as to belong now to the class of 
local defense vessels. Of these there are eighteen ar- 
moured vessels. A survey of the Navy reveals it as 
mainly an obsolescent, and in a great part already an 
obsolete, fighting force. 

The personnel numbers 30,929, and about 9,000 

United St.\tes. The regular army now numbers 
3,602 officers and 59,866 men, and may be increased 
to 100,000 by the President in case of war. The 9th 
and loth. regiments of cavalry and the 24th and 25th 
regiments of infantry are composed of colored soldiers, 
commanded by white officers. The National Guard 
numbers 8,921 officers and 109.338 men. In case of 
war the National Guard, or volunteer forces, could be 
easilv increased to 2,000,000. The Militia numbers 

10, 858,396. Besides the United States Military Acad- 
emy at West Point, the Army War College, the United 
States E^ngineer School, the Army Medical School at 
Washington, D. C, and the Artillery, Cavalry and 
Infantry service schools at Forts Monroe, Leavenworth, 
and Riley, respectively, from which all officers of the 
line must graduate there are forty-five agricultural 
and military colleges in the country, one in each state, 
to each one of which the general government supplies 
Infantry and Field Artillery equipments and $25,000 
annually toward their sujjport. The Navy consists 
of 119 vessels of fighting value. Of these there are 19 
battle ships, 13 first-class and 18 second-class cruisers, 
10 monitors, 20 gunboats, 10 torpedo boats destroyers, 
26 torpedo boats; 2 sul)marine torpedo boats and one 
ram. The personnel numbers 1600 officers and 31,000 

Urugu.w Tlie permanent army numbers 231 officers 
and 3,273 men. The Infantry is armed with the Mauser 
rifle, and the Artillery with Krupp, Armstrong, Nor- 
denfeldt-Bange, and Canet guns. The National Guard 
numbers about 20,000. Uruguay has three gunboats 
and one small steamer, with a complement of aliout 
184 officers and men. 

Venezuela. The ])ermanent army consists of about 
3,600. In time of war the National Guard has been 
increased to 60,000. The Navy consisted of one gun 
vessel, four river gunboats and two torpedo gunboats 
until Decemljer 10, 1902, when the fleets of Germany 

and Great Britain seized all the war-vessels of Venezuela, 
as the result of the imprisonment of many German and 
British subjects by President Castro. 

The total strength of the standing armies of the world 
numbers not less than 5,219,583 officers and men, being 
larger than at any otlier time, not excepting the great 
war ])eriod of the First Napoleon. 

It is well for the world at large that China is not a 
warlike nation. As it is, the Powers of Europe have com- 
bined against her politically and commercially to the 
extent of selling to her only a limited quantity of m.uni- 
tions of war. The population is not less than 400,000,- 
000. The total strength of the Navies of the world is 
about 1,000,000 officers and men. The vessels of fight- 
ing value number 2,369. 

The principal naval powers, namely, England, France, 
Germany, Russia, Italy, the United States and Japan are 
now active in increasing their already ])owerful navies. 

England stands alone as a maritime power. She 
aims to hold a two-power standard, reckoning always 
with France and Russia, the two most powerful nations 
with whom she may come in contact. Germany very 
naturally stands in with England, and is now striving 
to rank France, as the second strongest naval power. 
Italy is a powerful nation, both on land and sea, and 
is an ally of England and Germany, as a stand-off in 
the alliance of France and Russia. Potentially the 
United States is the strongest of all the Great Powers, 
both on lanil and on sea. 


Officer*/" of the Comp&.nie>*. 


J. M. Mattiii';ws, i'lif^tain. 

C. N. Houir, /.'■/ f.initcnaiil. 

J I. I). Watts, isl Srr^caiit. 

J. C. CoCKEV, 2nd Serge (7 /it. 

T. B. MuLLE.N'DDRK. jid Seri^eaiit. 

D. E. Brown, ^Ih Seixeaii/. 
B. S. Dorscy. W. M. Crone. G. L. Wentworth. J. M. Street. 


p. L. Peach, Ceifilain. 

E. F. ("lARMiR, /si Lieulenant. 

S. B. NiCHOLLS, 2nd Lieutenant. 

W. R. Mitchell, /.</ .Se/^eant. 

R. E. Navlor, 2nd Sci-Qeanl. 

J. G. Ensor, _,T(/ .Sergeant. 

J. A. 'Anderson, ///; Sergeant. 
j. }I. Bay. C. G. Hiiics. T. L. Hines. J. N. Gassaway. 


R. B. Mavo, Captain. 

E. B. Dunbar, /,</ /lieutenant. 

(\. W. Cairxes, .jwr/ Lieutenant. 

T. A. Gourley, /j'/ .Sergeant. 

E. R. Sasscer, 2;/fl' Sergeant. 

F. O. Webster, jrrt' ^c;;gc-rt«/. 

L. W^ Cruikshank, ./.t/i Sergeant. 
R. V. L. Wright. W. P. Roberts. W. T. Smith. E. W. Stoll. 



Company *'A/^ 

J. M. Mattliews, Ca])tain. C. N. Bouic, ist Lieutenant. H. D. Watts, ist Sergeant. 

J. C. Cockey, 2nd Sergeant. T. B. Mullendore 3rd Sergeant. D. E. Brown, 4th Sergeant. 


B.S. Dorsey, W. M. Crone, G. L. Wentworth, j.iM. Street. 


P. M. Adams. Alllirittian. H. H. Angle. L. B. Bassett. 

Candamo. H. J. Caul. T. Coburn. A. D. Cockey. 

F. Court. H. Da\-is. F. A. Depkins. C. R. Fesmeyer. 

J. H. Goddard. P. C. Gray. W. G. Hardisty. W. H. Harden. 

T. H. Horner, D. V. Hurdell. J. W. Hunter. A. Hutchins. 

J. A. Krentzlm. B. S. Lippincott. T. B. Mackall. G. L. Mayer. 

x\. B. Merryman. E. T. Oswald. A. A. Parker. A. L. Pouleur. 

G. Pyles. R. S. Rinc. J. R. Ramonet. J. C. Rutledge. 

E. L. Shepard. C. W. Shelton. T. H. Stayton. H. Thrasher. 

Toadvine. R. J. Tillson. J. C. Varona. H. D. Williar. 

C. P. Whiteford. 


Ridgeway, H. Winters, Salinas, H. L. Thomjjson. 




Company ^^B/^ 

p. L. Peach, Captain. 

W. R. Mitchell, ist Sergeant. 

E. F. Garner, ist Lieutenant. 
R. E. Naylor, 2nd Sergeant. 
J. A. Anderson, 4th Sergeant. 

G. S. B. Nicholls. 2nd Lieutenant. 
J. G. Ensor, 3rd Sergeant. 

J. H. Bay, 

C. G. Hines, 


T. L. Hines, 

J. N. Gassaway. 





H. R, Conner. 


A. Duganne. 



W. P. Dent. 




R. Goodell. 

Hay man. 

A. L. Hurt. 

J. E. Jones. 


J. N. Mackall. 

E. W. Merryman, 

E. H. Plumacher. 

R. Rice. 

D. Rigges. 

S. B. Shaw. 
H. Stanley. 
J. Tate. 
J. Towner. 
L. Towner. 
F. H. West. 
R. V. Wood. 
E. S. Whiteford. 








""'■» ■" 


Company ^^C/^ 

R. B. Mayo, Cajitain. E. B. Dunliar, ist Lieutenant. G. W. Cairnes, 2n<l Leiutenant. 

T. A. (lourley, i st Sergeant. E. R. Sa.sscer, 2nd Sergeant. 

F. (), Webster, 3rd Sergeant. L. W. Cruikshank, 4th Sergeant. 

R. V. Wright, 


W. P. Roberts, W. T. Smith, 

E. W. Stoll. 

E. Blan-. 




W. H. Byron. 

A. Carr. 

T. P. Deaner. 

H. Duffy. 

S. C. Grason. 




F. A. Jones. 


E. C. Mayo. 

R. Nicholls. 

M. PUiinacher. 





A. D. Street. 

H. Torrington. 

J. G. Thom])son. 

W. Thonipson. 





P. L. WilHamson. 



F. Zerkel 

Rinck, Wicks, 


D. Gait, F. Gait, 

D. ^'r()()nlcn. 



New Mercer Litera.ry Society. 

p. L. Peach, President. 

C. P. Page, I'iee-Presfdenl. 

J. M. Matthews, Secretary and Treasurer. 
H. Stanley, Editor. 

J. Tate, Sergeant-at-Arnis. 

Program Committee: 

E. R. Sasscrk, C/iainiiajK W. P. Roberts. 

R. E. Naylor. 

Members : 

Allbrittain, Angle, Bowie, Byon, C'airnes, Cannon, 
Carlin, Cockey, A., Copeland, Court, Deaner, 
Diggs, Dorsey, Dunbar, Duffy, Friend, 

Gassaway, Goddard, Hardist}', Hines, C, Hines, T., 
Hunter, Jones, J. E., Kreutzlin, Lvon, Mackaill, J., 
Mackall T., Merryman, E. W., Matthews, Naylor, 

Nicholls, R., Oswald, Page, Parker, Peach, Plumacher.M., 
Popham, Pyles, Rigges, Rice, Roberts, Rutledge, Sasscer, 
Schenck, Schroeder, Shelton, Sisk, Smith, Stanley, 
Storm, Thompson"!, W., Tate, Thompson, J., 

Toadvine, Towner, L., Webster, Whiteford, C, 

White, Williar, Wood, Wineke, Whiteford, Zerkel. 


New Mercer Literary Society* 

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"As tlie grace of man is in mind, so the l>eauty of the mind is eloquence." — Cicero. 

ITERATURE, the expression of man's life 
in universal form, has for ages been cultivated 
liy all races; being furthered in its develop- 
ment by some of the greatest geniuses the 
world has produced and so generally recog- 
nized as the highest i^roduction of the intel- 
lect, it is but right that its advancement 
should be encouraged in a seat of learning. 
Recognizing this necessity the result has been the orga- 
nization of the New Mercer Literary Society and not 
only on this account for the ambition of every educated 
man is adecjuately to express his thoughts in a form 
readily interpretable by others. The literary society 
without doubt is a prominent factor in the developing 
of the growing mind, as, by the experience of others 
and the practice aiTorded by reading and debates, skill 
in both expression and readiness of thought is acquired. 
The New Mercer Literary Society was first organized 

in 1861 by Dr. William N. Mercer of New Orleans, who 
through interest in literary work at the college and by 
his lienevolence greatly assisted in its organization, pre- 
senting the society with a large collection of valuable 
books, thus, forming a nucleus for the present college 
Library. The Society flourished for some years but 
unfortunately at the death of its founder it began to 
decline and in 1889 it ceased to exist. This period of 
inactivity prevailed for several years, when in 1892 the 
need of a literary organization being much felt, H. C. 
Sherman, with others, reorganized the New Mercer Lit- 
erary Society and was elected its first president. The 
high standard thus obtained by the well-directed efforts 
of the Society's president existed until the year 1894. 
After that date and continuing until 1897, the New 
Mercer assumes various forms. First, the literary work 
was carried on by the House ofCommon.s — an imitation 
of the Lower House of the English Parliament. Pol- 


lowing tliis came the Morrill Soriety; the Spencerian 
Society of the So])homores and the Calvert Society of 
the Freshmen. 

Finally in 1897, the present New Mercer Literary 
Society was reorganized by Mr. W. S. Weedon, who 
being elected president established it on a firm l)asis. 
Ever increasing its sjjhere of usefulness, it has continued 
to the present time and is now deemed a very profitable 
and interesting oranization. In 1S9Q it furnished both 
the princijfal and alternate and in igoo the alternate 
to the Oratorical Contest of Maryland Colleges. This 
vcar the work has surpassed tlie most sanguine expecta- 

tions of its ]jromoters. Under the ]jresidency of Mr. 
Preston L. Peach whose executive ability and literary 
talents have long been recognized, it has been brought 
to the front the principal for the Oratorical contest this 
vear being elected from this Society. 

There are no entrance requirements — membership 
being purely voluntary — therefore the more attractive 
the ]:)rogramme and the more fascinating the work, the 
more tempting will the society be to the new student. 
With the New Mercer progress in all lines appertaining 
to literature has been most gratifying, the membership 
has greatlv increased and interest is at its highest pitch. 


Class Ode of 1904, 


Hark classmates I hear the bugle notes 
They are resounding the ram])arts oe'r. 

Let's hasten to answer their summon's clear 
For 'tis the assemhh- nf nineteen-four. 


For three long years we have toiled along, 
To win the battle whose brunt we bore. 

And man\' ha\'e fallen in the strife, 
To bear the colors of nineteen-four. 

But thro' the smoke and dust may be seen 

With it's furls bathed in light as never before. 
Awaiting our valient charge to gain. 

The ])urple and maroon of nineteen-four. 


Now that the first victor\- of life is gained. 

We should T)ress on witli vigor as never before. 
And endeavor to ])lant on the ramparts of fame. 

That glorious Hag of nineteen-four. 

E. C. M. 


The Merchant of Venice. 

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X attempting a discussion of such a well- 
known suliject as one of Shakespeare's plays, 
and, more especially, of this very popular 
one, it would seem presumptuous to hope to 
display very much of originality or to evince 
an unusually deep insight into the literary 
or other merits of the production, so ably has 
the ground been exploited heretofore. Yet 
it may be that a thoughtful gleaning of the fruitful field, 
even after the golden harvesi has been garnered in, may 
yield a sheaf to reward what can scarcely be called labor, 
where the pleasure is so great. Or it may be that an 
earnest effort to correlate and digest some of the best 
criticisms of this masterpiece may not only evolve some 
new idea, but may stimulate such an interest in the 
work of the great dramatist as may lead some casual 
reader to jirobe deeper into the mysteries of that wonder- 
ful mind, the peer of which the ages fail to show. If 
any youthful reader shall be guided from the transient, 
and oft times injurious, excitement of the ci)hemeral 

popular literature of the day, to an appreciation of the 
eternal verities that throng the pages of Shakespeare, 
our aim will have been attained and our effort justified. 

The Merchant of Venice is a drama eminently fitted 
to arouse such a friendly interest in the mind of the 
reader. In the first place, tho' it combines in a most 
felicitous manner the elements of romance, Comedy and 
tragedv, it is most easily understood, and second, because 
it is one of those plays in which the author has gone to 
many sources for the material out of which to create his 
drama, it is well adapted to show the art of the dramatist. 
We may here observe how the magic touch of Genius 
moulds and modifies, refines and glorifies the rude and 
diverse materials which go to complete the structure of 
the drama. 

Although the scholars do not agree concerning the 
exact date of its creation, the play was probably written 
about the year isq'i. This would bring it into that 
second great period of the author's literary work, in 
which he displayed such wonderful control over mater- 


ials. That it slioulii be nearly synclironoiis with "The 
Midsummer Night's Dream," and "As You Like It," 
would naturally lead us to expect a high order of literary 
workmanship — and we are not disappointed. The 
mighty power of the artist is clearly demonstrated by 
this play; for, not only has he relied on others for the 
materials for his plot, but he has woven into one narra- 
tive divers distinct, unconnected stories. And so con- 
summate has been the skill displayed that we cannot 
perceive the points of union. 

We are told that when Shakespeare wrote this drama, 
there were in existence three sej)arate tales. One of 
these was called "The adventure of Giannetto," who 
became the prototype of Rassanio; another was of "A 
Jew Who W'ould Have His Pound of Flesh;" the third 
was the "Story of the Three Caskets." There were also 
extant two ballads, and a play, "The School of Abuse," 
all of which, more or less, resemble some part or parts 
of the Shakespearean drama. Furthermore, it cannot 
be doubted that Shakespeare received a number of hints 
concerning his treatment of Shylock from "The Jew of 
Malta" of Christopher Marlowe, which play was well- 
known in England at the time of the writing of thig 
drama. A comparison of the two dramas shows that, 
in almost every scene in which Shylock appears, he acts 
and speaks to some extent like the Jew of Marlowe's 

But the genius of Shakespeare is shown, not more by 
what he took from these sources to use for himself, than 
by wliat he omitted and cast aside. Of the characters 

of the play, the dramatist has invented the following: 
the Princes of Morocco and of Aragon, Gratiano, Lor- 
enzo, Salerio, Leonardo, Tubal, Old Gobbo, Launcelot 
Gobbo and Jessica. Of the other characters, mere 
skeletons were taken and clothed with flesh and blood. 
New life was breathed into them and th.ey became living 
men and women of the play. Entire incidents and 
scenes were created by the author; and the whole play 
stands a beautiful mosaic, formed of many parts, 
gathered by the artist from many places, and all lilend- 
ing harmoniously into an artistic whole. 

So much for the sources. Let us now pass to a con- 
sideration of the drama itself. What is there in this play, 
as it is presented by our author, that should commend 
itself to our study? And in order properly to answer 
this question, we must find out what the author has 
done. "Art is a doing, and the artist is a doer," it has 
been said. Therefore, "what has the author done?" is 
the question of prime importance. 

In the pursuit of this inquiry we observe the 
fundamental principles of the dramatic art. Dramatic 
poetry is the highest of all the fine arts; because the 
subject matter is purely ideal, and in dealing with both 
form and content, the artist enjoys greater freedom than 
in any other form of artistic creation. The dramatist 
works with materials made to his order. He conceives 
an idea, he forms the mental image of his hero; he places 
liim in certain arbitrary positions, or under certain 
natural conditions, and portrays the workings of that 
ideal creation controlled bv natural laws. Fact or his- 


tory is as nauglit to the dramatist. What matter if King 
John be not an usurper' It suits the ends of the dra- 
matist to make him one, in order to insure dramatic 
interest in the play. What boots it if Caesar be not an 
arbitrary despot? The action of the "noble Brutus" 
must be justified, and "mightiest Julius" becomes a 
haughty tyrant. 

It v/ill be seen, then, that the proper understanding of 
a drama depends upon our getting a correct conception 
of what was in the mind of the author. If we fail in that, 
we fail in all. What, therefore, does "The Merchant of 
Venice" stand f(jr? What is the meaning of the play? 
The opening lines of the drama strike the keynote, 
and the gloomy spirit of Antonio foreshadows the tragedy 
which permeates the play, when he says: 
"In sooth, I know not why I am so sad; 
It wearies me. You say it wearies you: 
P.ut how I caught it, found it or came b\' it, 
What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born, 
1 am to learn; 

And such a want-wit sadness makes of me 
That I have much ado to know myself." 
In marked contrast with this note of sadness is the 
setting in which the action takes its course. Venice 
with her magic and her beauty, her temples and her 
palaces, her romance and her gay frivolity, lends an air 
of glamour and enchantment to the play. The warmth 
of Southern niglits, the blue of Southern skies, the syjice- 
laden breezes of the sunny Southern clime, all tended 
to intoxicate the earh' English traveller; and Shakes- 

jjeare, in carrying his auditors into that dreamland of 
luxury and leisure, gave to his fellow countrymen a 
draught more sweet than nectar. Lord Byron in a later 
age expresses this feeling as he sings: 

"She (Venice) looks a sea Cybele fresh from ocean. 
Rising with her tiara of proud towers at airy distance." 
What more fitting background for an airy romance 
than that in which the noble Lord Bassanio and the fair 
and lo\'ely Portia play their graceful parts! 

But it is Venice, the center of the world's trade ; Venice 
"throned in an hundred isles;" Venice wedded to the 
sea; Venice stretching forth her golden scepter of com- 
mercial dominion o'er all the seas, it is this Venice in 
which the story culminates. What more appropriate 
mart in which a Jew and Gentile might barter for the 
use of money. The air of the play is commercial. In 
the very beginning this note is lieard as Salerio refers to 
the argosies of Antonio: 

"Your mind is tossing on the ocean; " 
There, where your argosies with portly sail. 
Like signiors and rich burghers of the flood, 
Or, as it were, the pageants of the sea. 
Do overpeer the petty traffickers. 
That curt'sy to them, do them reverence. 
As they fly by them with their woven wings." 
A single merchant dots the seas with fleets of vessels 
laden with wealth from every land and every clime. 
Bassanio launches a fortune to regain a lost one. "Trade, 
the lending of money, the relation of debtor and creditor, 
the risks of distant traffic, the legal enforcement of con- 


tract. — all this is woven into the airy tissue of a romance." 
And we are so amazed at the i;enius that can so deceive 
our .sense that we fail to note the tone of business. All is 
romance ; and in the glamour of the regal beauty and 
the commercial greatness of Venice all else is lost. As 
we view the play in its commercial aspect, Shylock be- 
comes the central figure and typifies the fierce contest 
of business life; when we behold it in an aesthetic light. 
Portia epitomizes the ethereal lieauty of Venice and ex- 
presses it with an airy lightness. 

But there is more involved in this drama than the 
mere spectacle of the boundless magnificence of Venice. 
In the first place, it seems that the author, in Shylock. 
intended to portray a Jew who should be pitied — a hu- 
man Jew. In this respect he is far ahead of his time, 
for no such feelings animated the cotemporaries of Sha- 
kespeare. Marlowe's Jew of Malta is an inhuman mon- 
ster, deserving the cruellest fate that human wit could 
devise. We look with a feeling of satisfaction upon his 
awful fate, a feeling that it is, as Hamlet says, "the 
engineer hoist with his own petar." Rut Shylock is a 
man with passions, feelings, sensibilities, like other men. 
The play is full of evidence of this truth. As he reflects 
upon the wrongs of himself and his people, suffered at 
the hands of Christians, and especially from scornful 
treatment by Antonio, he bursts into a flood of passion 
Titanic in its vehemence — with blazing eyes he cries: 
"I am a Jew — Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew 
hards, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? 
fed by the sam.e food ; hurt by the same weapons; sut)ject 

to the same diseases, healed by the same means; warmed 
and cocjled by the same winter and. summer, as a Christ- 
ian is? If you ]jrick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle 
us, do we not laugh? If you jjoison us, do we not die' 
And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If a Jew 
wrong a Christian, what is his (the Christian's) h.umility ? 
Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his 
(the Jew's) sufTerance be by Christian example? Why, 
revenge. The villainy you teach me I will execute; and 
it shall go hard but I will lietter the instruction." He 
has softer feelings, too; for does he not weep at the 
ingratitude of Jessica in abandoning her flesh and blood, 
her race and her national faith? And is his mind not 
filled with a tender memory when he hears that Jessica 
has bartered, in exchange for a monkey, the turf|uoise 
which Leah liad given him in his y(juthful bachelor days, 
when his soul had not become sordid from the love of 
hoarded gold, and embittered liy heartless treatment 
from his Christian tormentors? He cries out in grief: 
"I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys!" 
He is a strong man, and we should expect strong feelings; 
but in spite of his avarice, his tenacity of jiurpose, his 
bloodthirsty desire for vengeance, he is a man to be 

Why, it may be asked, did not Sh.akespeare make this 
intent unmistakably evident in the drama? Because, 
in the clays of Shakespeare, the lew in England was a 
social outcast. A play openly advocating the cause of 
the Jew would have been hissed from the stage. P>ut 
l)y subtle art, the author, while {iretending to gi\'c the 


Jew abstract justice, has caused us to sympathize with 
his wrongs and deep distress. It is strange, indeed, that 
only comparatively recently has anyone undertaken a 
defense of Shylock. It was not until the time of the 
great Keene that any actor had given to the character 
such an interpretation that the pathos of his situation 
overcame the horror aroused by the contemplation of 
his bloodthirsty vengeance. Now, however, the best 
actors create, in the minds of their auditors, the impres- 
sion that Shylock has I'cen imposed upon in some un- 
seen way, and the last feeling in the mind is pity for the 

And whv should Shakespeare wish to create such a 
feeling for the Jew? Because the great heart of the 
man went out to a people who were the scourge of the 
ea''th. The same instinct, so long -'mothered among men, 
that now holds a man in check when he would, on ac- 
count of race prejudice, unjustly use another, was the 
spirit that moved the author of this play. 

Our sympathy must, therefore, be with the Jew; for 
as a problem of law, Shylock's case was not correctly 
decided. Portia's argument that the bond, which she 
admitted to be a valid contract, gave Shylock "no jot 
of blood," is fallacious; because it is a well-known ]jrin- 
ciple of the law that the riglit to do an act carries with 
it the necessary incidents to such performance. In the 
language of Professor Corson, "Shylock, therefore, loses 
his case by a bloodless argument." Shylock's argu- 
ment is clear, forcible, and to the point. He pleads his 
own cause. His race is down-trodden; personally he is 

despised and spit upon ; his business is ruined ; and when, 
by the terms of a contract which is admittedly legal 
and binding, he has his chief tormentor in his power, 
shall he not crush liim? Were we to judge the case by 
the ethics of modern Boards of Trade, we need not hesi- 
tate to pronounce an unqualified assent. But the case 
is not so judged. Jewish justice says aye; but Christian 
mercy says no. 

And here we see portrayed the conflict of two great 
principles. Two systems of religious belief are in direct 
opposition. The Duke, in the trial scene, says, in effect: 
"Antonio hath suffered many losses, — more than an 
ordinary merchant could stand. Be touched with hu- 
man gentleness and love. Forgive a portion of the debt. 
We all expect a gentle answer, Jew." The Jew refuses 
the ai3])eal for lenity, and says that the forfeit of the 
bond will feed his vengeance. The Duke exclaims: 
"How shall you hope for mercy, rendering none?" But 
the Jew replies: "What judgment shall I fear, doing 
no wrong?" Portia, in the best lines of the pla}', makes 
the same plea for clemency, relying upon the Christian 
princijjle of forgiveness and mercy; but Shylock, the 
Jew, is moved by no such spirit. "An eye for an eye, 
a tooth for a tooth," is his creed, and boldly he adheres 
to it. Portia, after she has declared that the bond is 
forfeit, says: "the Jew must then be merciful;" but 
Shylock, relying on the justice of the decrees of Venice, 
asks: "Is it so nominated in the bond? I'll have my 
bond. Deny it, and the danger light upon your charter 
and your city's freedom." And by the law of Venice 
the Court decrees that the penalty must be paid. 


It may be said that Shylock should have been chari- 
table; but it must Ije remembered that charity was not 
given to the Jews, nor expected from them. Antonio, 
in borrowing the money says, in reply to Shylock's 
charge that the Jew has been inhumanly dealt with: 
"I am as like to call thee so again. 
To spit on thee again, to spurn thee, too. 
If thou wilt lend this money, lend it not 
As to thy friends; 
Rut lend it rather to thine enemy. 
Who, if he break, thou mayst with better face 
Exact the penalty." 
And when the bond is forfeit, Antonio, more nearly cor- 
rect than his friends, recognizes this principle of justice, 
and refuses to ask mercy of the Jew. 

Then follows the quibble by which, at one fell blow, 
Shylock loses his interest, his principal, his estates, his 
daughter and his religion — for he must, to save his life, 
become a Christian, too. Verily, a cruel sentence. The 
old man is in despair. He cries out: 

"Nay, take m\' life and all; pardon not that; 
You take my house when you do take the prop 
That doth sustain my house; you take my life 
When you do take the means whereby I live." 
He goes out of the Court broken, ready for death. Is 
it wonder that the man is pitied? 

Rut what effect has all this sadness upon the gay party 
left behind? Do they feel any remorse for their cruelty, 
or symjjathy for the poor creature whom they have just 
crushed? Does Antonio j^rotest against the ranlc in- 

justice to tlie Jew, tho' he, himself, has just been snatched 
from the very jaws of death' It would seem that his 
own near ajsproach to the grave would have made him 
charita!)le. Not so. He adds the most terrible [jart of 
the penalty to Shylock's suffering, by which the poor 
old man, already rolibed of all his worldly goods, is re- 
ouired to renounce the faith of his fathers. No; there 
is no eviifence of any remorse or sympathy in the minds 
or hearts of any of the actors of this trial scene — all is 
happily ended. The Duke retires with a feeling of hav- 
ing well performed his duty. Bassanio and Gratiano 
make ready to hasten back', with Antonio, to hold high 
carnival with their wives at Belmont. In the last act 
we have the merry badinage of Portia and Nerissa 
about the rings. Lorenzo and Jessica discourse about 
the Ijeauties of moon-lit night, and the loveliness of 
sweet music. All is serene, peaceful, almost joyful. 
Even Jessica evinces no expression of sorrow at the 
cruel fate of her father. 

And this brings us to the real moral of the play. The 
necessity for brevity compels us to pass rather hastily 
over many of the beauties of this drama. We can only 
pause to observe the consummate skill with which the 
author has wrought out the main action, which involves 
the loves of Bassanio and Portia, contrasting them with 
the lively affair of Gratiano and Nerissa. We may note 
only casually the artful telling of the story of the caskets. 
We may not dwell upon the idyllic romance of Lorenzo 
and Jessica. We may only suggest the gentle sweetness 
and co<iuetry of Portia; the playful wit of Nerissa; the 


artless modesty of Jessica; the calm philosophy of An- 
tonio; the gentlemanly elegance of Bassanio; the head- 
strong rashness and wit of Gratiano; and the eccentric 
humor of Launcelot Gobbo — A more intimate acquain- 
tance with these would well repay the effort, but we 
must hasten to point out what seems to be the para- 
mount mission of this drama. 

Undoubtedly Shakespeare intended this play to ex- 
hibit, in no uncertain manner, the reactionary effect of 
wrongdoing upon the conscience. In order to appre- 
ciate this truth, we must note that there are two kinds 
of Conscience: the Real or Eternal Conscience, which 
winks at no deviation from the right; and the Conven- 
tional Conscience, which measures right or wrong accord- 
ing to conventional standards, i, e., according to the 
fashion. This play shows the evil effect of the Conven- 
tional Conscience, and is a protest against it. Thus 
Antonio, tho' a good man, whom Bassanio declares to 
be, "the kindest man, the best conditioned and un- 
wearied spirit in doing courtesies," is most bigoted and 
unjust to the Jews. Hence, he cannot mete out justice 
to one of their number. His moral character is lowered 
by bigotry which is the result of conforming to the 
conventional standard of the time. So Portia, tho 
lovely in character, and generous to a fault wherein her 
social equals are concerned, by reason of her habitual 
mode of thought, is ignorant of any wrong done to Shy- 

lock. Hence she expresses no sympathy for one wliose 
condition might move a heart of stone. Being a Jew, 
Shylock is, according to her standard of judgment, a 
social pariah, and deserves no more consideration than 
a beast. So the other members of the party. The 
Real Conscience is quiescent, after long and customary 
neglect of its warning voice, and habitual ignoring of 
correct standards of right and wrong. The Conven- 
tional Conscience results. It is moved alone by fashion, 
by public opinion. It was customary to despise and 
maltreat the Jews; therefore any imposition upon Shy- 
lock excited no sympathy or pity. 

The function of the last scene of the drama is un- 
doubtedly to call attention to this moral condition of 
the actors. The state of society compelled Shakespeare 
to appear to comply with the intolerance of the times 
against the Jews ; but the play was a veiled protest 
against the unfeeling prejudice. Shakespeare judged 
according to eternal standards, inherent in the man. 
He may not have been conscious of such intent, but the 
moral of the play lies in the attention called to the fact 
that wrong-doing, and wrong-thinking, even tho' coti- 
ventionally permissible, are punished surely and inevi- 
tably. The man is consciously or unconsciously lowered 
in the scale of e.xistence. This is the price paid for the 
Conventional Conscience; and it is high — far too high. 

Fr.\nk B. Bomberger. 


Ad rem Publicam. 

^* ^^ ^* 

/^ SHIP of state ! new waves threaten to drive thee out to sea. Whither dost thou steer ? Bravely hold thy wonted 
^^ channel. See you not thy spars all bare of sails and thy mast disabled by the swelling blast ? Thy timbers 
groan and thy hull can scarcely withstand the over bearing sea. 

In your distress you may invoke your false gods in vain and though you boast your once sturdy hull and exploits 
past, and handsome name raised high, the sailor puts no trust in merely painted sterns. 

Take care or you will soon become the sorry sport of the elements, thou who carriest all our hopes. Take care and 
shun the shoals and rocks which lie athwart thy course. 

Translated from Horace Ode I. 14. 

C. N. Bouic. 



^ Literarj ^ 


Morrill Litera^ry Society. 

E. P. Walls, Presidetit. 

C. N. Bouic, ]'ice-Prcsidcnt. 

J. P. Collier, Secrctarv and Treasurer. 


H. D. AVatts. Scrgcant-at-Arms. 


Program Committee : 

J. A. Anderson, Chairman. L. W. Cruiksiiank. J. H. Bay. 


Blair, Bradfield, Bay, Crone, Cruikshank, 

Caul, Coburn, Conner, J., Cockey, Davis, Dent, 

Duganne, Depkins, Ensor, Fesmeyer, Grason, 

Graham, Gray, Goodell, Haslup, Hurt, Hayman, 

Lippincott, Lanahan, Marin, Mayer, Merryman, N. B., 

McSpeiden, Mullendore, Pouleur, Plumacher, E., Pyles, 
Schaffer, Street, A. D., StoU, Sheperd, Salinas, 

Snavely, Shaw, Sturgis, Somerville, Towner, J., 
Tillson, Winter, S., Thrasher, Watts, H., 

Waggner, Watt, H. F., Waters, Wicks. 

The Morrill Literary Society* 


'Did you ever think tliat you would be called upon 
some dav to speak?" 

O express one's thoughts and emotions in an 
interpretable form is an attainment miuch 
desired by all intellectual men. With this 
idea in view the literary society becon"ies an 
imjjortant factor in college life; for the adap- 
tation of thought to language can nowhere 
else nor under any other conditions be so 
ra]iidlv and so surely developed. After the 
work of the week has been finished, it is most enjoyable 
to meet together and discuss the afTairs of the day, to 
hear improving or humorous readings or to enter into 
a spirited debate. By no other means can so much 
refreshment and recuperation of mental faculties lie 
obtained. We have as an exponent of this theory the 
Morrill Literary .Society. 

It was first organized in 1894 through the efforts of 
Professor R. H. Ah-ey — its first president being Dr. 
Sothoron Key of the class of '94 and its first Secretary, 
Mr. L. McCandlish of the class of '95. Tt derived its 
name from the great benefactor of Argicultural Colleges, 
the late Senator Morrill. When first established its pro- 
gram was somewhat of a novelty in that it included a 
weekly address or lecture by some member of the College 
Facultv on a current topic and regular debates which 
were held every Friday evening. Howe\'er its life was 
onlv for the short span of one year, when it was absorbed 
by the other literary organizations of the College. 

During the session of 1899-1900, it was reorganized 
through the efforts of Mr. H. J. Kefauver with Mr. W. H. 
Wcigand as its president; this was done in order that 
there might be competition in literary work, which is so 
essential in its development. This Societ\' furnished 

once the ])riiicipal orator to represent M, A. C. in the 
Oratorical Contest of Maryhimi Colleges. 

This year through the energy of Mr. E. P. Walls it 
has made great progress, The sessions have been well 
attended, interest has been strong and the work of a 
high order. The several joint meetings held between 
the two societies have been marked with sharp com- 
petition, whicli has pro\'ed beneficial to the work of Ijoth 
societies. The two annual events of especial impor- 
tance for the Literary Societies during each scholastic 
\'ear are the Oratorical Contest in the winter and the 
comjjetitive debate in June, the winner in the latter 
contest being awarded a gold medal offered bv the 
Alumni .\ssociation. The latter being in June, forms 

an interesting part of the during commence- 
ment week and is entered into with great enthusiasm 
by the candidates elected from l)oth societies. 

May the interest and enthusiasm which has given the 
society its firm basis, continue unabated in the future 
and may its members be inspired by the work of their 
predecessors to devote their unyeilding efforts to the 
advancement of the Society. It has been a source of 
gratification in the past, may it continue to be one in 
the future. If this sentiment is fostered, it is certain to 
bear fruit and in the davs to come the societv will be so 
prominent that it will be an imperishable factor in the 
College curriculum. 

R. B. M. 


Oratoricd^l Association of M&.ryland Colleges. 


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

Secretary. Prof. J.\mes W. Cain. A. M., St. John's College. 

Treasurer, Prof. Charles S. Richardson. Maryland Agricultural College. 


Rev. C. Ernest Smith, D. D., Washington, D. C 

Bernard C. Steiner, Ph. D., Baltimore, Md. 

A. S. GoLDSBOROUGH, EsQ., Baltimore, Md. 


Rev. William R. Turner, Washington, D. C. 

Hon. Geo. M. Upshur. Baltimore, Md. 

Joseph M. Street, Esq., Bel Air, Md. 


Fifth Annudwl Contest. 

8 P. M., Friday April 24th, I903. 

Alumni Hah., Western Maryland College. 


Music W. M. C. Mandolin and Guitar Club. 

Welco.vie to the Association Pres. Lewis of Western Maryland. 

Reply Prof. Cain of St. John's. 

Music W. M. C. Glee Club. 

Introductory Re.marks by the President of the Association Prof. Reese of W. M. C. 

Music W. M. C. Mandolin and Guitar Club. 

Oration "The Legacy of the Nations." Robert R. Carman, W. M. C. 


Program — continued. 

Oration : The Love of the Beautiful; A Plea for its Cultivation A. W. Woodrock, Jr., St. John's College. 

Piano Solo Prof. Leon Lampaix. 

Oration : The Power of Oratory P. L. Peach, Maryland Agricultural College. 

Oration : Foundations of American Greatness Alexander S. Harrington, Jr., Washington College. 

Music W. M. C. Glee Club. 

Decision of the Judges. 

Alternate Orators. 

Paul Culler Whipp, Western Maryland College. 

C. N. Bouic, Maryland Agricultural College. 

Charles A. Cummins, St. John's College. 

Leonard Bayard Smith, Washington College. 

1 06 

Glee Club. 

C. N. Bouic, 

Prof. F. B. Bomberger 


Shaw, '04. 

NiCHOLLS, '03. 


Stoll, '04. 

Stor.m, '06. 

St.\.\ley, '05. 



Collier, 'oj. 

Peach, '03. 

Bradfield, '05. Bouic, '03. 

HiNES, T., '05. 


Tate, '06. 

Page, '03. 

Cruikshank, '04. 

Matthews, '03. 

Cairnes, '03. 


Rossburg Club. 

!K «« !K 


P. ly. Peach, President. 

J. P. Collier, Vice-President. 

C. P. Page, Secretary. 

J. M. Matthews, Treasurer. 

P. L. Peach, 

E. P. Walls, 

C. P. Page, 

C. M. Bouic, 

Chairman Floor Committee. 

Chairman Reception Committee. 

Chairman Pragram Committee. 

Chairman Refreshment Committee. 













The Rossburg Club, 


' ' Co>iie and trip it as you go 
Oil tlie light t'antastii' toe." 

F tliere were no flowers strewn along the 
way, the road to knowledge would be ex- 
tremely dull and uninteresting; and it is 
fortunate for the students of the Maryland 
Agricultural College that the President and 
Faculty recognize the truth of this state- 
ment. It is the Rossburg Club that pro- 
vides the flowers, which are most bright and 
lovable, that are scattered along the path of knowledge, 
adding brightness, cheerfulness and hopefulness' to the 
student. These flowers are often plucked and many 
are forget-me-nots. 

The main object of college life is to secure an educa- 
tion and fit one's self for the duties and responsibilities 
of citizenship; but a succession of classes day after day 
with no break whatever in the scheduled work would 
make life burdensome and dry up the springs of human 

joy. The social side of life is well-nigh as important as 
the intellectual or physical, and the Rossburg Club has 
for its oliject the development of the student's social 
being. The waltz, with its poetic motion and the ac- 
companying strains of ins])iring music, notonlv contri- 
butes to pliysical grace but also elevates and refines the 
entire nature. 

The verdant country lad, fresh from th.e field and his 
father'.s flocks — awkward, diffident and hesitating — is 
transformed by the Rossburg Club into a courtly gentle- 
man, graced in all the arts of social life. These are the 
reasons why the President of the College always aids 
and encourages our Rossburg Chdi. 

What an ins])iration it is to know tliat a dance is near, 
and how gladlv we await the night of that carnival when 
once more our duties are laid aside and bidding dull care 
adieu we enter the mystic realm where Terpsichore 

reigns sujirenic 0]i ! wliat adreamof joy — tlie glittering 

lights, the ent-hanting music, the flash of colors as the 

dancers pass in graceful motion In-, and more than all 

the rosy cheeks and lovely e\'es of the only i;;V/ — hurrah 

for the Rossi turg Club! 

"Tweh'e dancers are dancing anil taking no rest 
And closely their hands together are jiressed; 
And soon as a dance has come to a close, 
Another begins and each merrily goes." 

The dance is on. The music, which the poets say is 
sent from heaven, thrills the soul and we are bewitched 
as we guide the maiden of our heart's desire through the 
mystic mazes of the waltz. 

^\'llat a fountain is t(j the desert, what a ])ath is to the 
wilderness, what beauty is to the rose, what the soul is to 
the bo(iy, the same is the RossburgClub to our College life. 

The attractions of the Rossburg Club are always new. 
In the vast field of pleasure, which it presents, it is true 

that innumeraljle reapers have already put their sickles; 
yet the harvest is so abundant that the negligent search 
of a straggling gleaner m.ay be rewarded with a sheaf. 

J.M. M. 


The Young Men^s Christian Association, 

C. N. Bouic, President. 

G. Sturgis. 
J. J. Carlin. 


Elmore Power. Vice-President. 

G. W. Cairnes, Secretary. 


L. W. Cruikshank. 
J. H. Bay. 
G. W, Cairnes. P. L. Peach. 

C. N. Bouic. 

P. L. Peach. Treasurer. 

H. D. WilHar. 
A. A. Parker. 

HE Young Men's Christian Association of 
the College had a very unique beginning. 
Upon the opening of College two years ago 
a new fioy was visited in his room by a band 
of old l>oys, who had picked out the new- 
comer as a good subject for a little fun. The 
spokesman of the band demanded a sermon, 
and the boys all stood around eager for the 

fun to begin. 

Apparently undisturbed by the conmiands and threats 
of the crowd, the new boy took up his Bible from the 
table, asked the visitors to lie (]uiet for a moment and 
read a passage of vScripture. He then made a short 
speech in which he set forth the beauty of the Christian 
religion and appealed to those jjresent to follow in the 
foot-steps of the Great E.xampler and live noble Christ- 
ian lives. 

The crowd listened attentively to the speaker's earnest 


words and seemed to be greatly impressed. When he 
had finished there was no scoffing or jeering, but on the 
contrary the boys filed out of the room quietly and re- 

The new boy who had the courage to unfurl the stand- 
ard of the Christian religion on his first day in college 
had th.e persistence also to go to the very bo\'s who had 
molested him and ask them to come to his room again, 
promising to gi\'e them another exhortation. 

The boys did visit his room again, sincere and thought- 
ful now, and joined with him in religious exercises. 

Thus began the Young Men's Christian Association, 
which has grown in membership until it now numbers 
one hundred and ten. 

During the last year particularly great good has been 

accomplished by this organization. Not only have 
regular meetings been held every Sunday evening in 
which many of the members took an active part, but 
special meetings were held and speakers from outside 
were secured for evangelical work. At one of these 
meetings in charge of Mr. Arthur Williams, Secretary 
of the Y. M. C. A. of Canada, nine bovs professed con- 
version and several united with some church. 

It has been arranged to send two members to the 
Northfield Convention next summer to equip them for 
active work in the Association next vcar. 

Prospects are bright for the Y. M. C. A., and may God 
bless the good work to the ennobling and uplifting of the 
entire student bods'. 



fl^ s^~ ^* 

Not a drum was heard — not a funeral note, 
As his corps to the ramparts we hurried; 

Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot, 
O'er the grave where our hero was buried. 

We buried darkly, at dead of night, 
The sods with out bayonets turning. 

By the struggling moon lieam's misty light, 
And the lantern dimly burning. 

No useless coffin inclosed his breast; 

Not in sheet, nor in shroud we wound him. 
But he lay — like a warrior taking his rest, 

With his martial cloak around liim. 

Few and short were the prayers we said. 
And we spoke not a word of sorrow; 

But we steadfastly gazed on the face of the dead. 
And we bitterly thought of the morrow. 

We thought as we hollowed his narrow bed. 
And smoothed down his lonely pillow, 

That the foe and the stranger would tread o'er this head. 
And we far away on the billow. 

Lightly they talk of the spirit that's gone, 
And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him; 

But nothing he'll reck, if they let him sleep on. 
In the grave where a Briton has laid him. 

But half of our heavy task was done, 

When the bell tolled the hour for retiring; 

And we heard the distant and random gun. 
That the foe was sullenly firing. 

Slowly and sadly we laid him down, 

From the field of his fame fresh and gory; 

We carved not a line — we raised not a stone. 

But left him alone in his glorv! borrowi'd. 










T^^ )^ 


J I- 

E. P. Walls, 
J. M. Matthews, 
W. R. Mitchell, 
J. P. Collier, 
C. P. Page, 

E. P. Walls, 
E. B. Dunbar, 

J. P. Collier, 
W.T. Smith, 

R. P. Choate, 
E. W. Stoll, 

J. M. Street, 

C. P. Page, 
J. P. Collier, 

Athletic Association, 

«^ t^ «!^ 






I 'ice- Preside?!/. 

Recording Secretary. 

Corresponding Secretary. 




P. L. Peach, Chairman. 

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

Prof. Bomberger. 


R. B. Mayo, 




E. B. Dunbar. 




\\'I.\(i to tlie fact that our predecessors have 
given such a complete record of the progress 
in Athletics of the Maryland Agricultural 
College since 1892, it is my purpose only to 
sketch a brief outline of the records made by 
the various teams during '02 and '03. 

The base-ball team of '02, under the man- 
agement of Manager Bowman and the ex- 
cellent training of Captain Nicholls, was undoubtedly 
the best team M. A. C. has put in the field since the 
champions of '90. and rightly claimed the champion- 
shi]) of Maryland and Delaware, as their record will 
show that they were entitled to it. 

We regret that owing to lack of space we are not able 
to give an account of each member, but will mention a 
few of the stars, who deserve special notice. Capt. 
Nicholls, '03, whose ability at short-stop is unquestion- 
able, is a jjlayer able to fill that position on any team. 
He also won the medal for the highest batting average. 

Brown, wliose a1>ility in the box is well known through- 
out the State, made for himself an enviable record, 
holding the Navy to one hit in seven innings and closing 
out Gallaudet without a score. Hirst at first Ijase and 
Smith catcher also deserve mention, 

A great deal of interest was taken in the track team 
of '02. The team made a name for itself at the George- 
town meet and Cajjt. Turner broke the College records 
for 220 yard dash and quarter mile run. 

When College opened in September, eight meml)ers 
of last year's foot-ball team returned. Capt. Warfield 
did not return and his position at full-back was hard to- 
fill at the first of the season. Capt. Dunljar of the '01 
team unexpectedly returned and was elected captain. 
Manager Walls arranged a very fine schedule which in- 
cluded games with the leading Colleges and Universities 
of Maryland, Delaware and Washington. At the be- 
ginning of the season with the experience of last year 
before us, our hoj)es of winning a fair percentage of the 


games on the schedule were very small, but this year 
the foot-ball team has proved what good coaching and 
earnest and systematic training will do for a team. 

Manager Walls very wisely secured the services of a 
coach. Mr. John Markey of Frederick, coached the 
team, and by his earnest efforts the team gained the 
position from which it had gradually fallen since 'q6, 
and was one of the best teams in the State. Although 
it did not win as many games as it lost, it played the 
leading Universities to a stand-still. So that former 
scores over us were very much reduced and in some 
cases eliminated. 

After a long wait on account of various colleges not 
observing their contracts, and cancelling games, the 
season opened by a game with the University of George- 
town. Here our men were up against older and heavier 
men and we lost by a rather large score, but we were 
shown our weak points and set about to correct them. 

The next game was played with Mt. St. Joseph College. 
At this game Capt. Dunbar concluded to give up foot- 
ball for the rest of the season as his right leg was broken 
in the first ten seconds of play. The team being wrought 
up at seeing their captain so severely dealt with, mus- 
tered their powers and defeated their opponents from 

The most cerditable showing the team made, was on 
Thanksgiving Day at Newark. After a long and tire- 
some trip, we played Delaware College to a stand-still. 
neither side scoring. The College defeated us last year 
by a large score, and were determined to repeat the act. 

f~>ne thing was very noticeable this year: namely, the 
college sjiirit which manifested itself by the interest the 
students took in the team. Heretofore interest in foot- 
ball matters generally had the appearance of being at 
a very low ebb. The management of the team was of 
first-class order. Major Walls brought the team tlirough 
the season with a small eN]jenditure of funds, yet with 
a good schedule. 

The team was composed of some veterans who had 
been in the game for sevei^al years and some men who 
were strangers to the .game, but they got into shape 
quickly and proved to be first-class players. No regular 
captain was made after Capt. Dunbar's injury, but 
Smith, right end, ran the team most successfully of all 
the several players who acted as captain. He is a man 
to be depended upon, always a good, strong player. 
Naylor at tackle is of great strength to the line. Fes- 
myer's kicking was above the ordinar}', and at kick-off 
he would seldom fail to put the ball behind the oppo- 
nent's goal. StoU at left end is a hard and sure tackier. 
Of the backs Brown and Duganne gained the most 
ground. Mathews at times played a brilliant game. 

The base-ball team of '03 promises to he a very good 
one. There are several of the old team back, and it is 
expected that there will be a fierce competition for the 
positions on the team. Manager Collier has not com- 
pleted his schedule, but has arranged a Southern trip. 
Smith has been elected captain, and will prove a good 
man for the place. He never loses his head in a critical 
moment and is a man for whom the boys will play ball. 

Football Team of Nineteen-Three. 

«^ t^ f^ 

E, B. Dunbar, Captain. 

E. P. Walls, Manager. 

W. R. Mitchell, Cnitcr. 

E. B. Dunbar, {Captain), Right Guard. 
A. L. Pouleur, Left Guard. 

E. R. Naylor, Right Tackle. 

C. R. Fesmeyer, Left Tackle. 

W. T. Smith, Right End. 

E. W. Stoll, Left End. 

J. M. Matthews, Quarterback. 

D. E. Brown, i?/V/,/ Halfback. 

E. F. Garner, Z,^// Halfback. 

H. D. Watts, Fullback. 


A. Duganne, C. N. Bouic, J. C. Cockey, 

J. B. Goddard, Allbrittian, Bradfield. 

F. O. Webster, 


October 4th— Georgetown. October zgth— Gallaudet College. 

October nth— University of Maryland. November rst— Washingtr.n College. 

October 15th— Mt. St. Joseph's. November 8th-Mt. St. Mary's College. 

October 1 8th— Johns Hopkins University. November i _nh— Olympia A. A. 

October 2^d— Columbian University. November ,sth— Western Md. College. 

October 25th— Rockhill College. November 22d-Rockhill College. 
November 27th — Delaware College. 


Editor's Nhth — We wish to say something here 
about the author of this article, Captain Dunbar of last 
season's foot-ball team, who had the misfortune to have 
his leg broken, in the second game of the season. Capt. 
Dunbar is a man of exceptional al>ilit\' lioth in tlic run- 

ning of the team and individual phiymg. The accident 
above mentioned dejjrived our team of one of its strong- 
est players, and we have no doubt at all that if he had 
played throughout the season, the good record of the 
team would have been made better. 



Georgetown Univ. 
Mt. St. Joseiih. 
Columliian Univ, 
Mt. St. Mary's, 
Washington College, 

M. .\. c. 

27 __ __ _ M. A. C. o 

o. . __ . ...„ M. A. C. 5 

10 M. A. C. II 

5 _ M. A. C. o 

o__ M. A. C. o 


Western Md. College, 26 _ _. ___ M. A. C. 6 

Univ of Maryland, 5 M. A. C. o 

Hopkins, 17 M. A. C. o 

Delaware, o M. A. C. o 

Class game. Sophs., 5 Juniors o 


Technical H. S. o _ M. A. C. 

Navy, io.__ ^ _ M. A. C. 

Gallaudet, 4 ._. . .. ..M. A. C. 

Baltimore City College 6. .. M. A. C. 

Western Maryland, 10 _ __ M. A. C. 

Hopkins, 2 M. A. C. 

Hyattsville, i M. A. C. 13 

Univ. ofW. Va.. 16 __ _ M. A. C. 5 





St. Johns, 3 _ _ ._ M. A. C. 

Gallaudet, o _. M. A. C. 

Walbrook, 10 M. A. C. 

Wasliington College, rain. 

Mt. St. Mary's, 6 M. A. C. 

Delaware College, 9 M. A. C. 

Washington, 3 M. A. C. 







Hulla-ba-loo! hooray! hooray! 
HuUa-ba-loo! hooray! hooray! 
Hooray ! Hooray ! 
M. A. C A. A. 

Fee ! fie ! foe ! fum ! 
Bim ! bam ! bim ! bum ! 
Hi ! yi ! ip ! see ! 
M. A. C. 

Chee hing ! 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. 

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

Boom ! Boom ! Boom ! 

Rah! Rah! Rah! 

Rah! Rah! Rah! 
Maryland Agricultural College ! 

Sis ! Boom ! Ah 


Basebdcll Te&.in of Nineteen-Three. 

J. p. Collier, Manager. 
W. T. Smitli, Captain. 
\V. T. Smith, Catcher. 
D. E. Brown, Pitcher. 
R. P. Hradfield, ist Base. 

R. V. Wood, 2nd Base. 
J. M. Matthews, 3rd Base. 
S. B. Nicholls, Short Stop. 
J. N. Gassaway, Left Field. 
C. R. Fesmeyer, Center Field. 
K. R. Sassccr, Right Field. 

G. Pyles. 
L. Bassett. 


P. L. Peach. 
C. G. Hines. 

March 31st — Gettysburg College. 
April 4th — St. John's College. 
April 7th — Syracuse University. 
Ajiril gth — Fredericksburg College. 
April loth — Randolph-Macon College. 
April nth — Hampden-Sydne}' College. 
April 13th — William and Mary College. 
April 14th — Newport News A. A. 
April 14th — Artillery School. 
April 1 8th — District Comnnssioners, 
April 22nd — University of Maryland. 
April 25th— Rockville Athletic Club. 
April 2gth — Columljian University. 


May 2nd— 
May 6th— 
May gth— 
May 13 th- 
May i6th- 
May 1 6th 
May 20th- 
May 23rd- 
May 27th- 
May 30th- 
June 3rd- 
June 6th- 
June loth 
June 13th — Delaware College. 

-Ironside Athletic Club. 
-U. S. Marines. 
Delaware College. 
—Maryland Athletic Club. 
—Johns Hopkins University. 
Mt. St. Joseph's College. 
—Bliss Electrical School. 
— Penns\"lvania Park Athletic 
—Technical High School. 
-Western Maryland College. 
-Mt. St. Joseph's College. 
-Mt. St. Mary's College. 
— Oiien. 


f 26 

Track and Field Team. 



R. P. Choate, Maiiacrer. 


Watts, H. F., 

(^ «^ fe^ 



Carlin, Waggner, 

E. W. Stoll, Captain. 



Schenck, Wright. 


Crone, Krentzlin, Matthews, Rutledge, Stoll, Cockey, J. C, Schaffer, Waggner, Carlin. 


Krentzlin, Cockey, J. C, Wright. 

Duganne, Allbrittain, 


Shelton, Stoll, Crone, Wright, Cockey, J. C Schaffer. 


Stoll, Nicholls, S., 


Watts, H. D., Fesmeyer. 

Program of Public Exercises of 1902. 


3.30 P. M. — Baccalaureate Sermon, l)y Ur. Forest J. Prettyman, of Washington, D. C. 
8.00 P. M.— Annual Meeting of Y. M. C. A. Address by Dr. Donald MacLeod, of Washington, D. C. 


9.00 A. M. — Tennis Tournament. 6.30 P. M. — Drill and Battalion Parade. 

3.00 P. M. — Field and Track Events. 8,30 P. M. — Class Day Exercises. 

Address by Ralph Robinson, Esq., of the Baltimore Bar. 


10.30 A. M. — Annual Meeting of Alumni. 4.30 P. M. — Review of Battalion. 

2.30 P. M. — Baseball, Alumni vs. College. 8.30 P. M. — Joint Meeting of Literary 

Societies. Debate for Alumni Medal. 


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

Address by Hon. Hernando D. Money, of Mississippi. g.30 P. M. to i .oo A. M. — Commencement Ball. 

Music furnished by Fifth Regiment Band. 


Class Day, Monday, June p. 

Exercises 8.30 P. M. 

Entry of Senior Class. 
Class History and Pro])hecy, _ ., Lieuten.\nt A. R. Hikst. 


Class Ode, 1Q02. 

Entry of Junior Class. 

Announcement, Senior Lictor, Lieutenant J. Coudon. 

Address, Senior Orator, ...._ '. Lieutenant-Adjutant L. E. Mackall. 

Presentation of Class Shields and Fasces. 

Senior Armor liearers,. .... Captain S, P. Uarrv and Lieutenant W. S. Fendall. 

Junior Armor Bearers, . Corporals (i. W. Cairnes and E. Garner. 

Address, Junior Orator, H. K. Bradford. 

Class Pipe and Song. 

Announcement, Junior Lictor, -- . -- ...Sergeant C. P. Page. 

Installation of New Senior Class. 

Address Upon Resolutions, First Sergeant P. L. Peach. 

Class Ode, 1Q03, Words by P. L. Peach '03. 

Formal Adjournment. 

Address to Classes,., . . Ralph Robinson, Esq. 



Field Day, Monday, June 9. 


Officials. > 

Messrs. Bomberger, Mitchell, Str.\ughn and Robb. 


Putting Shot. Running Broad Jump. Throwing Hammer, Standing Broad Jump. Pole Vault. 


100 Yard Dash. 220 Yard Dash. 440 Yard Dash. Mile Run. 120 Yard Hurdle. Class Relay — 880 Yard Run. 


Clerk, — Mr. C. S. Richardson. 

Judges — Messrs. Spence, Harrison, Sandsten, Mitchell, Blandford, and Wiegand 
Time Keepers — Messrs. Richardson and Price. 
Herald— Mr. E. A, Fuller. 


Alumni Day, June lo. 

10. JO A. M. — Annual Meeting of Alumni Association. 2.00 P. M. — Baseball, Alumni vs College. 

8.00 P. M. 
Joint Meeting of Literary Societies. 
"Morrill" vs. "New Mercer." 

Subject — Resolved, 

"That the Law Prohibiting Cliinese Immigration to the United States is Justifiable." 

1. Atilirmative -. - .Mr. M.\ck.\ll, of the "New Mercer" Society. 

2. Negative - - .Mk. D.\rbv, of the "Morrill" Society. 


]. At'lirmative . ...Mr. Mitchell, of the "New Mercer" Society. 

4. Negative Mr. Hirst, of the "Morrill" Society. 


Decision of Judges. 

10 P. M Alumni Banduet. 


Maryland Agricultural College. 

Wednesday, June Eleventh, 10.30 A. M. 

Invocation _ __ .__ _ Rhv. J. C. S. Mayo. 


Address to Graduates ..„ _.. .By Hon. Hernando D. Money, of Mississippi. 


vSalutatory _ R. L. MiTfHELL, "Man, the Maker of His Destiny." 

Valedictory _ _ A. R. Hirst, "The History Maker." 


Presentation of Diplomas, 

By His Excellency, Governor John Walter Smith. 
Benediction Rev. S. Ward Righter. 

Music Furnished by Fifth Regiment Band. 


June Ball Organization. 

Cajitain P. L. Peach, Presiiient. Ca])tain C. P. Page, Vice-President. 

('ri|_>tain J. M. Matthews, Secretary and Treasurer. 


Major E. P. Walls, Chairman. 

Captain C. P. Page. 

ist Lieutenant E. B. Dunliar. 

Sergeant E. R. Sasscer. 

Cadet J. T. Graham. 

ist Sergeant W. R. Mitchell. 

Corporal F. L. Hines. 

Cadet J. A. Krentzlin. 

Corporal J. H. Gassaway. 

Cadet J. M. Hunter. 


Mr. John P. Collier, Chairman. 
Captain J. M. Matthews, 
ist Lieutenant E. F. Garner. 
2nd Lieutenant C. N. Bouic. 
ist Sergeant H. D. Watts. 
Corporal C. G. Hines. 
Cadet F. Zerkel. 
Sergeant J. G. Ensor. 
Cadet J. B. Goddard. 
Cadet L. Bassett. 
Sergeant T. B. Mullendore. 
Cadet R. W. Rice. 
Cadet lohn Tate. 


Major E. P. Walls, 
ist Lieutenant E. B. Dunbar. 
2nd Lieutenant G. W. Cairnes. 
2nd Lieutenant S. B. NichoUs. 
ist Sergeant T. A. Gourlev. 
Corp. W. T. Smith. 
Sergeant E. R. Sasscer. 
Sergeant R. E. Nay lor. 
Sergeant J. G. Ensor. 
Cadet A. T. Schenck. 


ist Lieutenant E. F. Garner, Chairman. 

Captain P. I,. Peach. 

Captain R. B. Mayo. 

Mr. M. A. Calderon. 

Sergeant F. O. Webster. 

Cadet E. H. Snaveh'. 

ist Sergeant W. R.' Mitchell. 

Corporal E. W. Stoll. 

Corporal B. S. Dorsev. 

Mr. John P. Collier. ' 

Sergeant I). E. Brown. 

Sergeant J. A. Anderson. 

Cadet ¥j. C. Biser. 


Senior Class and Their Theses. 


Charles Norman Bouic — "Rome during the Period of 
the Caesars." 

George Wilson Cairnes — "Testing the Efficiency of the 
Steam Engine." 

Manuel Alvarez Calderon — "Design of Sugar Cane 

John Pouder Collier — "Boiler Testing." 

Emmons Burdette Dunbar — "Apple Orchard Man- 

Enoch Francis Garner — "Hardening and Tempering 
of Steel." 

Joshua Marsh Matthews — "Storage Food and Plants." 
Robert Bainbridge Mayo — "The History of the Devel- 
opment of Philosophy." 

Preston I^ittlepage Peach — "Boiler Testing." 
Edgar Perkins Walls — "The Leguminous Plants of 
Marvland in relation to Soil Fertilitv." 






Stdwtistic^. — Senior Class. 





Where Fro.m. 

Re.^son for 
Being Here. 

noted for. 




"Kiss the 
tip end of 


To reform 


To remodel 

the earth. 

my finger." 



"You don't 

Land of 

To start 
a pin Trust. 

[ Going to 

To be 

0. D. 



"I no 

Land of 



To get his 





six days 
a week. 




. "Hallo." 

The Cut. 

To get "locals" 
for base-ball 

Beating the 

To visit 







"Boo rack." 


To love 


To get a 

"Pooly wog." 


and be 



"Dish rag." 







Land of 

To crack 


To act as 

what I 











To run 

"Hot air." 

To become 




Janitor at 


Wash. Col. 






To run 
Co. C. 


To form a 


at Hyattsville. 



"Go 'way, 


To sleep. 


to be 









To go 


To become 

of course. 



a midshipman. 



ram it." 


To take 
care of Walls. 



To win 





"Quit, fool." 

Way back. 

To take care 
of Peach. 


To visit 

Fairfax Co. 


otSttiStiC*/** — -Junior Class. 



Expression, i 


Reasons for 
BEING here. 

Noted for. 





Down by the 


To go on 
the Stage. 



"Ah, shaw." 



To be a 




He's the 

only one 

who knows. 







To run 

ENSOR .. . 


"Born fool." 

Land of corn 
and wine. 


of Dutcli. 

To be a 




"Ah! go away." 

His father's 




To be a 



Has none. 

The deserted 



To be under 


MITCHELL ... .. 


Go 'way, man 



To be a 



"Hoi 'on." 

Foot hills of 
Baltimore Co. 





To be a 



"I'm it," 

Land of 
the "free." 



Having an 
easv time. 

To skip 



"You're worth 
two dead men." 

Streets of 




To pick 
a banjo. 


"Big easy." 

"That's I." 



To plav 




"Now, will 
you listen?" 



To travel. 


Ask Them About It. 


Eating. — Mac Speiden. 
Mathematics. — Soph. Class. 
Disorder. — Whole school. 
Love. — Walls. 
Oratory. — Salinas. 
Menial Labor. — -"Rats." 
Kicking. — Gassaway and Shaw. 
Joking. — Garner and Bowie. 
Economy. — Goddard. 
Extravagance. — Bay. 
Perfumery. — Oswald. 
Sleeping. — Nicholls, S. B. 
Sporting.— Shepherd. 

"Force." — Zerkel. 

Jockeying. — Mayo. 

Evil Habits. — Bouic. 

Repubhcan Party. — Collier. 

Democratic Party. — Bouic. 

Prohibition Party. — Goddard. 

Theatre. — Night Watchman. 

Guard Duty. — Hayman. 

M. A. C. Bubble.— Walls and Collier. 

City airs. — Jones J. 

Protothemia. — Cockey, J. 

Mumps. — About two-thirds of the school. 


Conduct Report. 

Bouic. — Skipping Chapel. 

Walls. — Devotion to Trigonometry. 

Dunhar. — Same. 

Sasscer. — Same. 

Shaw. — Same. 

Nicholls, S. B. — Mistaking himself for O. C. 

Collier. — Same. 

Dunbar. — Excessive drilling of Co. C. 

Gassaway. — At peace with the world. 

Shaw. — Same. 

Ma.Kwell and Winters — Tidv room at inspection. 

Wood. — Not getting on military list. 

Nicholls, R. — Same. 

Room 3!. — Not "Imying" tol)acco. 

Grav. — Not sleeping during study hours. 

Grason. — Assuming military attitude. 

Matthews. — Failing to make himself heard. 

Choate. — Getting sick-list correct. 

Bay. — Throwing money away. 

Slielton. — Failing to get "stuck." 

Day Students. — Same. 

MacSpeiden. — Being present at Reveille. 

Stanley. — Serving confinements. 

Tillson. — Blowing bugle on time. 

Wright. — Orderly. 

Maxwell and Winters. — Not molesting O. D. more than 

seventeen times in one evening. 
Roberts. — Too much nerve. 
Goddard. — Not over-staying leave. 
Hurt. — Not receiving but two letters in one day from 

the same girl. 
Whiteford, C. P.— Fully awake. 


Hallowe^en Night. 


The boys all lay in dreamless sleep, 
Awaiting the time which seemed a week, 
When they should meet in "No. lo" 
To break the College rules again ; 
And when the time of waiting passed 
And all the boys were dressed and masked. 
The fire-escape rattled and groaned awhile 
And then to the barn they went in file. 


The Ijarn was locked, but what cared they? 

The locks were broken and they went their way. 

They hauled out wagons by the score. 

And carts and machines, 'till there were no more. 

With all this truck to the barracks they went, 

On secret fun and mischief bent. 

They paid no heed to the watchman's bawl, 

But piled this stuff on the President's Hall. 

This devilish band then just for fun. 
Went to the Science Hall for a skeleton. 
They diked this stiff all nice and warm 
In Commie's full-dress uniform; 
They raided next the Profs' mess hall — 
Went in with naught, came out with all. 
They took out the chairs and hid them away — 
The Prof's had to stand at breakfast they say. 


The fun was kept up 'till about 3.15 — 

'Twas indeed a glorious Hallowe'en, 

But Captain suspected what the boys would do. 

So he ordered Johnnie Green and his labor crew 

To go out in force at break of day 

And clean the wreck and rubbish away 

The men worked hard with horses three 

And had things straight by Reveille. — H. D. W. 



Sick-Book Associdwiion. 

President. — Wood. 

Vice-President. — Nicholls, R. 

Goddard, Cluiinuaii. 



Secretary. — Blair. 

I'reasurer. — Grason. 


Executive Committee. 



Mama. Mama, what a pain I've got! 
Take me to the 
Give me something, I don't care what, 
So 'twill stop this pain I've got. 

Colors: — Pale and Sallow. 

Members in Good Standing. 


Merryman, N. B., 

Honorary Members. 


Interpreter. — Marin. 


Street, A. D. 



He and She* 


He — You didn't want to dance this, did vou? 

She. — No. There are so many people, and the glare 
and noises are tierce. How did you know it? 

He. — Oh! I know this little seat here on the stair. 

She. — (Um! Rather slow. He let .\ ch.wce slip 
there. i wonder wh.\t his n.\me is?) 

He. — Really, though, I longed to talk with vou. (i 


She. — To talk with me? Why what about? 

He. — (Good Lord! How the girl fishes.) Can't 
you guess? 

She. — I might. Is it a game? (I mustn't show 
I'm bored). 

He. — A game I never played before tonight. 

She. — What do you call it? 

He. — Very frankly — you. 

She. — (Ugh! How banal!) Really? 

He. — Ideally. (She is scarcely young enough to 
think this true.) 

She. — (I WONDER if he thinks he's chaffing me?) 

He. — You will forgive; but I wonder whv we never 
met before. Do you believe affinities exist? Do say 

She. — I have never doubted that; fait we deceive 
ourselves so often. 

He. — Yes; until we meet the one, and then — the 
feeling's not the same, I found that out tonight. 

She. — (U.m! Rather neat. Oh, dear! I wish I 
could recall his name). 

He. — Your'e so unlike the women that I know. 

She. — (I wonder if he really thinks that new?) 

He. — They seem so frivolous, so soulless — so — 

Shh. — Whv, do you know I thought the same of }-ou. 
Why, when I saw you first — 

He. — Oh! Tell me please. 

She. — Well then — Oh, nothing! But I thought your 
face so clever, and so out of place with these poor, 
lirainless dancing l)oys. (He set the pace, I'm bound 


he's CLE^■ER.) 

He. — All! How well vou read me. I w.\s Ijored 
until you — we looked at each other. (I'm ! not hard to 


She. — Here comes Mr. Matthews. He has the dance. 
(Good Gracious! What's his name?) Mr. Er — r — 

He. — Not really. Don't go down. 

She. — I simply must. 

He. — I wonder if I dare ask you for something? 

She. — (Goodness! Does he mean?) 

He. — I want that rose you're wearing in your hair. 

She. — What for? 

He. — To tell me of what might have been. Ah, 
please! (They really like this sort of thing.) Do 
let me have it, quick before Matthews comes. 

She. — (Oh! What a joke!) 

He. — Don't keep me wondering. 

She. — I fancy my fingers are all thumbs. There, 
since \'ou want it. 

He. — If you only knew how often I will look at it 
and sav: "How like, how very like she is to you." 

She. — Well — not unlike us both in every way. I'm 
coming Mr. Matthews! Good-bye. 

She. — (Can't). You know I'd rather stay and talk. 
It's such a treat to find a man one likes to talk with — so 
congenial. (If I meet him ix the street I shouldn't 


He. — Must you really .go? You know this rose is 
sacred for your sake, forever. (Why the Dickens, 

DID she laugh? she LEFT THE ROSE — GOOD LoRD! 

The thing's a fake! All gauze and wires. Did 
she mean to chaff, I wonder, "not unlike us both, 
" SHE said. The beastly, artificial thing! I vow 


(A .MOMENT LATER.) He and another. 

He. — You didn't want to dance this did you? 

The Other. — No. (Repeat with variations.) 



A Thread of the Future. 

In time to come it seems to me, 
There'll be co-ed at M. A. C, 

And then this captain there will be 
Matilda Jane of Company "G." 

With Major Ann, and Corporal Belle, 
Lieutenant Maud and Sergeants Nell, 

Clarissa, Susie and Adele, 

Oh ! boys it surely will be swell. 

C S. R. 


We See Them Every Day. 


IY" live on a Street in Bodunk, wliich they 
I call Starvation Avenue. I went to call on 
M^J a girl, the other day, at No. 38 and she is a 
Pe.\ch. She is so charming that I would 
not dare S.\sscer. 
The Winters are very cold here and when the Storm 
is raging outside like Lyons, it is then that the Waters 
in the Bay freeze up and we go skating but we have to 
watch the Bowie, for that means danger. The Mayers 
around College Park help wonderfully in the raising of 

Schaffer's favorite expression is, "Oh Shaw Williar 
please get ofiE my bed." Bouic was trying to nail a pic- 
ture of a ballet dancer on the Walls the other day, but 
try as he might he couldn't Naylor her on. I got hit 
with a paddle made of Wood and it left a Dent on me. 
Goddard is surely a Merry-man for the Price of his 
clothes and the way he Riggs himself up is strikinglv 

peculiar. The Powers of Satan Stoll my GRAHAiM 
bread the other day and I don't think it was Wright. 
Matthews blew all the Gassaway yesterday and Hurt 
the gas plant so we had to use Wicks and coal-oil. 

The way Watts Digges the campus when running 
with the ball makes even Professor Lanahan laugh. 
You can always tell Ruiz by the Shepard dog with a 
White tail, tagging after him. 

The Hayman had to leave his work last week to put 
the Cannon back after the boys had run it down in the 
Pyles of rubbish behind the College. 

If you Caul an Angle anything but an angle up here 
somebody will make you feel like you had been run over 
by a Thrasher. 

Well, I know you are tired of this page and when you 
have studied and understood this Page please let me 

A beast of burden called a Rat. 


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In Lighter Vein. 


Collier. — "Say, Sam, don't you think you had better 
sweep the chapel floor this evening and spread a Uttle 
oatmeal on it." 

Prok. of Chem. — "Mr. Nicholls, what are the com- 
pound"; of-nickel ? ' 

Mr. N. — "Nickelo'r= Hydro.Kide, Nickeiic Hydroxide." 
Prof, of Chem. — "What can you say about 
them ? ' ' 
Mr. N. — "That's all I can see in here, Professor." 

Prof. — "Mr. Salinas, who is teaching you English?" 
Salinas. — Mr. Steam is teaching me. (He meant 
Maj. Walls.) 

Sii.vw. — Ensor, what part of speech is conjugation: 
Collier. — Page, are there anv can corners in Frederick r 

Garner. — Peach is going to make an artist of himself. 

Collier. — My! but wood stoves will sell this winter. 

Collier. — (sleeping soundly on his bed. Garner 
arouses him.) "Oh, go 'way, 'Knocks' I don't want to 
wake up." 

Prof. — Mr. Stoll, what is a "live load?" 
Mr. Stoll. — A car load of cattle. 

Wicks. — Collier, what course are you taking? 
Collier. — Mechanical. 

Wicks. — Is that like civil engineering? 

Collier. — No. 

Wicks. — Well, I will have to take both I, reckon. 

Prof, to Prep. — "Compare much." 

Prep. — "Nom., much; poss., not many; obj., very 

Torrint, roN. — (in English class): "Professor, is that all 
a single person speaks during a day, three to five thou- 
sand words?" 

Prof. R. — "Yes, married people may speak more 
than that, Mr. Torrington." 

Prof. — (To Senior Class): "Gentlemen, do you think 
I am an Eastman Kodak. — You press the button, and I 
do the rest?" 

Senior Class. — (aside): We wish you were. 

Prof. — (of Moral Philosophy lecturing to class) 
"Virtue, humility, modesty, gentleness, etc., are homely 
traits of character.'' 

Prof. — (one-half hour later); Mr. C, what is your 
homeliest trait of character? 

Mr. C— My portrait. 

Prof. — (To his class) Gentlemen, you can go to the 
board and leave your seats in the chairs. 


Summer Days, 

The fair wind fills my swelling sails, 

As I ride o'er the bounding sea, 
And I sing as I sail of the summer time. 

And the waves sing back to me. 

They sing of the clouds and the sunset sky. 

Of nooks 'neath shady trees. 
Of every beautiful flower that nods 

In the cooling summer breeze. 

They sing of the merry holiday time, 
When Cadets who wear the grey. 

Shall homeward come from the dear old halls 
Of their College far away. 

Sail on, my boat, o'er the eddying tide. 

Come swiftly, golden days. 
When every hour shall thrill with joy, 

'Till Autumn's golden haze. 

M. L. S. 


A Few Incidents of the Southern Baseball Trip, 


X the eventful morning of April the gtli, 1903, 
our baseball team, under the management 
of Athletic Director C. S. Richardson and 
Manager J. P. Collier, embarked for the 
Sunny South. It was a typical Spring day, 
the birds in the trees were singing sweetly, 
and the flowers diffused their sweet fragrance. 
But notwithstanding this, the boys were in 
gloomy spirits, and at the first stop, Washington College, 
the Manager insisted upon the team alighting, and par- 
ticipating in a gameof "Ping Pong" to steady ournerves, 
but finding that this proposition did not meet with ap- 
proval, he decided to visit Bell's Photographic Studio, 
so as to leave something behind to be remembered by. 
From here we went to the Pennsylvania Depot, boarded 
the 10.46 A. M. train, and were soon whirling through 
good Old Virginia, thinking that our fate would likely 
be akin to that of the "Noble Six Hundred," which 
Tennyson describes in "TheChargeof the Light Brigade." 

The scenery from Washington to Fredericksburg was 
very beautiful. The railroad skirted the picturesque 
Potomac for some distance, and there were many in- 
teresting sights to occupy the minds of all. "Eddie," 
seeing a boat on the river, asked Prof. Richardson how 
it is that those steam boats can sail the winds. 

But all things have an end, as did this first delightful 
ride. We arrived at Fredericksburg at 12.40 P. M.,and 
there received a hearty welcome, which is characteristic 
of Virginian hospitality. After partaking of a sump- 
tuous repast, at a board presided over by the fair sex, 
we donned our newuniforms of pearl and maroon, stejiped 
upon the field, and announced to Fredericksburg that 
we were ready for battle. The result of the game may 
easily be given in the immortal words of Ceasar, "Veni, 
vidi, vici" — which liberally translated, means, "We 
licked the everlasting stuffing out of the Fredericksburg 
team." A score of 8 — 2 in our favor tells the rest of the 


Upon leaving Fredericksburg we went to Ashland, to 
cross bats with Randolph — Macon, who were reported 
to have the strongest team they had put in the field for 
several years, and who confidently expected to win the 
Inter-Collegiate championship of Virginia. We had 
most royal treatment at the hands of the Randolph- 
Macon boys, who not only took care of us in the day time 
but also serenaded us at night. The liberality of our 
hosts prevented Manager Collier from having anv mis- 
givings as to his "locals." This team had played such 
a creditable game with Gettysburg, a few days before, 
that it gave them the idea that M. A. C. would be an 
"easy thing." They had a "crack" pitcher, whom they 
claimed nobody had so far been able to toucli. Well, 
the game began; and Randolph-Macon easilv proved 
her claim to having a splendid baseball team; but our 
boys seemed to be inspired, and a better exhibition of 
baseball was never seen on an Amateur field. Nicholls 
played the "game of his life," and it was all that Prof. 
Richardson could do to convince the facultv of Ran- 
dolph-Macon that "Nick" was not Hugh Jennings in 
disguise. In fact every man on our team played an 
almost errorless game. No matter what kind of ball 
the opposing pitcher delivered, — inshoot, outshoot, or 
drop-our Ijatters were able to find it, and had it not been 
for the really beautiful fielding of the other team, it 
would have required the application of higher mathe- 
matics to compute the score. However we were satis- 
fied with the record of 5-2. But let us say just here, 
that a finer lot of fellows than those at Randol])h-Macon 

cannot be found on the face of the earth. They man- 
fully kept back their tears, while they offered us con- 
gratulations and the hand of good fellowship. 

When we left Ashland that night, a large number of 
the College boys went down to the station to see us off, 
and gave us such a hearty serenade, with "Maryland, My 
Maryland" and other appropriate songs, that we were 
led to conclude that such good fellows as thev reallv 
deserved to win. 

We went to Richmond that night, put up at a first- 
class hotel, enjoyed a stroll through that historic old 
city, and then got a good night's rest, in preparation 
for the next day's game. (We neglected to mention 
that before retiring Gassaway wrote a ten-page letter, 
addressed to the La Fetre Hotel, Washington, D. C.) 
The next morning we got an early start enroute Hamp- 
den-Sydney, near Farmville a distance of some seventy 
miles from Richmond. Manager Collier, always on the 
alert for a financial advantage, discovered that he could 
save 30 cents liy l>'ing over for five hours at Burkeville — 
a most God-forsaken little village, somewhere in the 
swamps of Virginia. We also stayed three hours at 
this same place upon ovir return. The general opinion 
of this town may be expressed in the remarks of Phil 
Robb, who said: "When I get old and have but a short 
time to live, I expect to come to Rurkeville; for twelve 
months here will seem like one hundred years." Well, 
we got our dinner here, and we understand now that 
the next day, the hotel proprietor had to appoint a 
tru.stee in bankruptcy. About 3 o'clock in tl;e after- 


noon, we reached Farmville. and arrived at Hampden- 
Sydney, after a hack-drive of seven miles. We found 
the foe already in war-paint, and waiting for our scalps. 
As soon as the game was begun we realized that our 
team was in terrible shape. The game of the day before 
had put several of our men out of the business — Smith 
had a broken finger; Nicholls, a sjjrained arm; and two 
games in succession bad put Brown out of shaj^e. Be- 
fore we knew what had struck us, the Haniixlen-Sydney 
boys had made six or se\'en runs, and bade fair to win 
the game in a walk, Something had to i:.e done, and 
that quickly, if we wished to make any^ showing at all. 
So our Captain ordered a general shifting of ].iositions. 
Nicholls went to first; Bradfield, to short; Smith, to 
right field; Fesmeyer in th.e box; and Rassett, behind 
the bat. Then the tables were turned. Fe.smeyer sent 
the ball in like it was shot out of a cannon, and the op- 
posing liatters "took to the woods." When the final 
smoke of battle cleared away, we had twelve runs to 
Hampden-Sydnev's seven. We stayed at Hampden- 
Sydney all night and were most kindly and hospitably 

The next day was Easter Sunday. We returned to 
Richmond that night. (Jn Monda}- morning we went 
to Williamsliurg, where we were to play William and 
Mar}^ During our entire trip in Virginia we were con- 
.stantly jiassing through sections rich in historic interest; 
but in this respect Williamsburg was the most interesting 
place of all. We saw here the remains of the old House 
of Burgesses, in which Patrick Henry made his im- 

mortal speech; the house which Washington made his 
headquarters during his march to Yorktown ; the old 
brick Arsenal, used during the Revolutionary War. 
And we were rather startled to know that we played 
our game of ball on the historic battle-field of Williams- 
burg. But what of the game! Why we won of course, 
and onlv let our opponents ofi^ by a score of 12-3. At 
night our boys were invited to a German at the College 
Hall, and it is said that in the game of hearts they also 
niade a creditable score. Here also we were treated 
with the greatest hospitality. 

From Williamsburg we went to Newport News, where 
we were to ])lav the local Athletic Association, one of the 
star members of the Southern League. Unfortunately 
rain prevented the game; but as the boys were stopping 
at a good hotel, and were entertained by pretty girls, 
not even "Tessie" grumbled. Wood fell in love and 
Collier got his "locals." li all the members of the New- 
port News team were as genial and considerate as their 
Manager, Mr. Dennie, we regret that we did not see 
more of them. On the next day, Wednesdav, we went 
to Old Point to ])lay the Artillery School of Fort Mon- 
roe. Here we had a most deliglitful time. We went 
through the Chamberlain, one of the most magnificent 
hotels on the face of the earth; spent a cou])le of hours 
inspecting the fort; and to cap the climax of our pleasant 
experience, chartered a launch and went out to the 
battleship, Maine, where obliging officers took us all 
over this noble vessel, and pointed out and exjilained all 
the points of interest; but Brown and Pyles said they 


never expected to get back alive, and both of them had 
corns and blisters on their hands, where they fastened 
with death-like grip upon the iron framework of the 
naphtha launch. Brown said that boat could beat him 
all hollow pitching a curve. Pyles didn't say anything, 
for the roof of his mouth was just then occupied by the 
left ventricle of his heart. 

We will admit that we were all a trifle scared 1iefore 
we went into the game that afternoon with the doughty 
soldier boys. These chaps had held Cornell University 
to a very close score, and had recently broken almost 
even with the Philadelphia Professional Team. The 
game was played down at the Soldiers' Home, near 
Hamjjton. When our boys found that for some strange 
reason, all of the old soldiers were rooting for M. A. C. 
they took a decided brace, and determined then and 
there to pull ofT another victory. What we did to those 
soldier boys that day will go down in the annals of his- 
tory. Tliey entirely lost the location of third base, 
knew little or nothing of second, and were hardly on 
speaking terms with first. The best gunner they had 
couldn't pierce our armor-plate. In short, they didn't 
make a run — while we rolled up a pretty score of six. 
The old soldiers shouted themselves hoarse, and said 
they hadn't had so much fun since the battle of Gettys- 
burg. Before we leave the details of base ball, it mav 
be mentioned that Brown pitched everv game but one. 

Bassett was behind the bat in four and a half games. 
NichoUs, Smith, and Brown gave a continuous perfor- 
mance with the stick. 

At seven o'clock on Wednesday evening, we took the 
steamer Washington, at Old Point, enroute for M. A. C; 
and if any band of men ever had a right to feel happy 
and contented, it was our base ball team; they had 
played five straight games of ball, against fresh and 
strong teams, on different grounds, with hostile umpires, 
and had won them all. We believe this record, con- 
sidering the peculiar conditions, has no parallel in the 
history of College base ball. And in addition to all this, 
our boys by their gentlemanly conduct and courteous 
manner gained friends and admirers wherever they 
went, and estal)lished an enviable reputation for Old 
M. A. C. 

The trijj on the boat was uneventful save that Pyles 
slept all night in a life-preserver and Collier didn't sleep 
a wink for joy. 

We reached the College on Th.ursilay morning, where 
we were met by our honored President, with his face 
wreathed in smiles. And a right good dinner he gave 
us, in acknowledgment of our successful trip. 

The general verdict was that every one had had a 
most delightful time, and had been greatly benefited 
b}' this trip through historic and hospitable Virginia. 

"One of the Te.\.m." 


A Part of a Private Diary Found in 38, 


Novembei . 

Sunday 2. — Met Miss E. — D. — at College Park. 
Monday 3. — Dreamed about Miss E. — D. — 
Tuesday 4. — Thought about Miss E.— D. — 
Wednesday 5. — Walked down to the Park to see Miss 

E.— D.— but failed. Oh! 
Thursday 6. — Took that same walk — failed again, Oh! 

Friday 7. — Dreamed about Miss E. — D. — 
Saturday 8. — Went away with football team. Didn't 

see Miss E. — D. — 
Sunday 0. — Collected all the money I could find to buy 

flowers for Miss E. — D. — 
Monday 10. — Sent Miss E. — D. — the flowers. 
Tuesday ii. — Watched the mail all day. 
Wednesday 12. — Got a sweet letter from Miss E. — D. — 
Thursday 13. — Dreamed about Miss E. — D. — 
Friday 14. — Wrote to Miss E. — D. — 
Saturday 15. — Went away again and haven't seen 

Miss E.— D.— yet, Oh! Oh! Oh! 

Sunday 16. — Went to see Miss E. — D. — 

Monday 17. — Dreamed about E. — (she told me I could 

call her that.) 
Tuesday 18. — Wrote to E. — 
Wednesday 19. — Got letter from E. — 
Thursday 20. — E. — came up to see me. 
Friday 21. — Wrote to E. — 
Saturday 22. — Went away in morning. Saw dear E. 

at night. 
Sunday 23. — Dreamed about E. — dear in the morning. 

Went to see her in afternoon. 
Monday 24. — E. — came up to see me. 
Tuesday 25. — Went to see dear E. — 
Wednesday 26. — Took E. — to theatre. 
Thursday 27. — Went home and had to say good-bye 

to dear E. — I can't ])ut in the ])arting words here. 
Friday 28. — My diary must stop here for awhile until 

I can see E. — again, for life is worth nothing now to 

me without her. 


A Tale of Ward "C/' 

If you'll lend me your attention, 

And really do not mind; 
I'll write a little story, 

Which interesting you'll find. 

On Saturday eve not long ago 

My surprise was very great 
To see brought in on a stretcher 

In a very jjitiful state 

A young man barely twenty. 
With face calm and serene, 

The doughty Captain Dunbar, 
Of the M'. a. C. foot-ball team. 

His right leg had been broken 
In a game of ball that day; 

Snapped by a foul tackle. 

While making a beautiful play. 

And though he was ghastly white. 

And suffered intense pain, 
He cried again and again to his friends, 

"I hope we'll win the game." 

We knew the lad was a hero, 
For he didn't give a groan; 

Altho' the doctor hurt him much 
When he set the broken bone. 

The leg was placed in plaster cast. 
And on his back he lay, 

With never a murmur or complaint ; 
A month he had to stay. 

And when he had got better 
And the time had come to part. 

We nurses found the noble boy 
Had captured many a heart. 


What We Know of The Faculty. 

f^^ 4^^ %^^ 

R. W. Silvester. 

"His thoughts went forth like Emperors, and all 
His words arrayed themselves around them like Im- 
perial guards." 

T. H. SpEnce. 

"Speaks three or four languages word for word 
without book." 


"Hail to the chief who in triumph advances." 

W. T. L. Tali.vferro 

"Bles.sed be agriculture, if one does not know too 
much of it." 

J. H. Mitchell. 

"For what I will, I will, and there's an end." 

H. B. McDonell. 

"Your word is as good as the bank, sir." 


"Full well we laughed, with counterfeited glee. 
At all his jokes, for man)- jokes had he." 

A. L. Quaintance. 

"Not much talk — a great sweet silence." 

J. B. S. Norton. 

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

F. B. Bomberger. 

"Most wise for one so young; and strangely read, in 
books of quaint philosophy." 

S. S. BrcKi.EY. 

"I have drunken deep of joy." 

H. T. Harrison. 

"Kind hearts are more than coronets." 

C. S. Richardson. 

"The world knows nothing of its greatest men." 


"Lovers, and men in dangerous bonds." 



That Mistletoe 

She stood beneath tlie chandelier, 
With eyes and cheeks aglow; 
He promptly saw his chance for bliss, 
And pressed upon her lips a kiss, 
And blessed that Mistletoe. 

It hajjpened that her "Pa" came in; 

Oh, ruin, wreck and woe! 

His l)oot was big and well applied. 

And soon that young man stood outside, 

And cursed that "Missile" toe. 

She sat upon the hallway steps, 
Enjoying the evening air; 

He shyly asked her for a seat. 
And she gave him a vacant stare. 


To shave vour face and brush your hair. 
And then your new best suit to wear — 

That's preparation. 
And then upon the car to ride 
A mile or two, and walk beside — 

That's transportation. 

And then before tlie door to smile 

To think you'll stay a good long while — 

That's expectation. 
And then to find her not at home. 
That homeward you will have to roam — 

That's thunderation. 

rf"\>.. ^-^ ./ .-^w.u-,t"rS 


Between T&.ps a^nd Reveille. 


As I sit o'er books and ponder, 
Come the soft sweet notes of taps; 

Then I cease to study longer, 
And put on my nightly wraps. 

Then as I lay me down to sleep 

To find a needed rest 
My brain instead will always peep 

Among those that I love best. 

To my home it first does wend its way, 

To visit loved ones there. 
And to tliy home it then does stray, 

To visit you, my dear. 

And methinks while in this state of rest, 

I can see your angel form; 
Can feel your head upon my breast, 

And around my neck, your arm. 

Methinks I can see vour loving smile. 
And feel your breath, my dove; 

As I hold 3'ou closely to my side. 
And whisper words of love. 

No love could with my love compare 
When you softly whispered, "Yes," 

And promised with me always to share 
Prosperity or distress. 

1 fancied I would gladly die 

For that one word from thee; 
When shriller than a panther's cry 

Come the notes of Reveille. 

Then so suddenly as comes the angel of death. 
Ended all sweet dreams of you; 

And I whispered with a reverent breath, 
Would to God my dream were true. 


1 60 


This sport, as plainly you can see, 
Having nothing else to do, 

Wrote what follows for the "Reveille,' 
So read a word or two. 



The Diary. 



-Scliool opened. Great conglomeration 

Waiters turn on 

Thursday iS. 
of "rats." 

Friday 19. — Terrible state of affairs, 
college "hash" and leave. 

Saturday 20. — Captain Sylvester drives to town in two- 
horse wagon to procure mattresses for the surplus- 
age of "rats." 

Sunday 21. — Some go to church. The rest fall in love 
witli "Morpheus." Captain Matthews inspects the 
electric road to Laurel. Y. M. C. A. makes its debut. 

Monday 22. — "Rats" continue to arrive. Grand mix- 
up on President's Hall. Commissioned officers haven't 
time to write their names. 

Tuesday 23. — "Commy" gives Commissioned officers 
first lesson in "Punctuality at Drill," also recommends 
a rat for Sgt. Major. 

Wednesday 24. — Prof. Blodgett decides to "Force" on 
his cow Grapenuts. 

Thursday 25. — Jones, J. E. finds a new mail-box. 

Friday 26. — "Commy" absent. Inspection is carried 
on in great style. 

Saturday 27. — Oh — Georgetown 27, M. A. C. — o. Foot- 
Ijall team refuse to wear hats. 

Sunday 28. — Sleep and Chapel. 

Monday 29. — Prof. Lanahan decides that Senior class 
has reached "Null Punkt" in Calculus. 

Tuesday 30. — Adjutant's voice caused nervous pros- 
tration among several Juniors. 



left. Cause — Matri- 

Wednesday I. — Prof, 

Thursday 2. — Two quadrupeds arrive to take the Agri- 
cultural course as usual. Calculus — Seniors — Oh ! 

Friday 3. — "Commy" makes a profuse inspection and 
orders Bradford to furnish the school with Bibles. 


Saturday 4. — Peach, Page, Collier, Matthews, go to 
Washington to see the sights. Ahem! 

Sunday 5. — Rain! Rain! Rain. 

lIoND.\Y 6. — Captain is called to ajjpear twice before 
the general assembly — The Senior class — to answer 
for an offense. Commandant and Captain Co. C. 
are court-martialled. 

Tuesday 7. — Captain refuses to give holiday tomorrow. 
All kinds of relatives appear on the scene. 

Wednesday 8. — Wouldn't this G. A. R. your "jugular 
vein." College telephone is worn out. Reason un- 

Thursday 9. — The long and short — otherwise "I do" 
and "I don't" — made inspection in great '^tyle. 

F"rid.\y 10. — Dear readers — Tlie diary keeper has liy 
some turn of his failed to write up the proceedings of 
the diary up to October 17. But the things of most 
importance are as follows: Second team plaved a 
game of football and won. One of tlie seven wonders. 
Mr. Bradford strolls with his girl in the afternoon. 
He hears something jingling around aljout the grounds. 
The lady becomes suddenly interested in astronomy 
and while thus engaged, she Ijends down and, lo! the 
jingling stops. Reason unknown. For further de- 
tails see Mr. Bradford. Captain gives Bav something 
he can see through — o in Geometry. Captain Mat- 
thews makes a hearty inspection. Walls and his 
brigade go to Hagerstown. Result — Si 5 out of the 
breakage fee fund. 

Saturday 18. — Football! Football! who said footljall! 
Mt. St. Joseph's o. M. A. C. 5. 

Sunday 19. — Everybody has vivid dreams of tackling 
and kicking goal. Page goes to see his girl at Notre 
Dame. "Everybody has troubles of his own." 

Monday 20. — The great linemen go on a strike. Too 
much pay. 

Tuesday 2 1. — Military discipline on the decline. Rea- 
son — Commandant indisposed. 

Wednesday 22. — More foot-ball. Columbian 10, M. A. 
C. II. 

Thursday 23. — M. A. C. football team and Manager 
included, put the Lakeland hat factor}' on the "bum." 

Friday 24. — Richardson Vaudeville Company introduc- 
ing the Hyattsville Footlight Club, — J. P. Collier, 
Propertv Man — give their first exhibition in College 

Saturday 25. — Footliall team plays a team rom])osed 
of amatuer pugilists and wrestlers. Result ' Lake- 
land Hat Factory resumes business. 

Sunday 26. — Page remains at College. 

Monday 27. — West demolishes the building after taps, 
and all are thrown out in the rain. 
Tuesday 28. — Peach changes his socks, Collier thmks 
he will do so before next month. 

Wednesday 29. — Gallaudet refuses to plav us footliall, 
on account of score with Columliian L'niversity. 

Thursday 30. — Bread man sick. The "staff of life" 
gets scarce. Johnny Green disjjatches a messenger 
to town. 


Friday 31. — The Rossburg Club makes it first bow to 
the pubHc. 


Saturday i. — Everybody sleeps, except foot-ball team, 

who go to God's Country. 
Sunday 2. — vScore Washington College o, M. A. C. o. 

Somerville photographs some fair maidens under the 

Monday 3. — Sophs with much ceremony and paint 

(green) symbolizing the class, place their insignia on 

the back-stop. 
Tuesday 4. — Election day. Everybody votes. School 

goes Democratic as usual. Bladensburg and vicinity 

go Prohibition. 
Wednesday 5. — Naylor. Judd, Farrall and Popham 

make lo's in Geometry. 
Thursday 6. — Dr. McDonell got a new assistant from 

Friday 7. — Lost in Frederick — A heart in fair condition. 

Finder please return to Pouleur. 
Saturday 8. — Lakeland Hat Factory closes on account 

of Mt. St. Mary's game. 
Sunday 9. — Peach, Shaw and Collier acquit themselves 

very nicelv at 5 o'clock tea in town. 
Monday 10. — 38 goes into the floral business, and con- 

sefjuentlv receives "big mail" next day. 
Tuesday 1 1. — Maj. Scantling drills the battalion. 
Wednesday 12. — Bouic orders Mrs. F'itzugh to make 

less noise. 

Thursday 13. — Unlucky — nothing doing. 

Friday 14. — Popham and Tate come off the list. Sick 

book in mourning. 
Saturday 15.- How I hate to tell you. Western Mary- 
land 26, M. A. C. 6. 
Sunday 16. — West is escorted from the building in Mili- 
tary manner. 
Monday 17. — Whiteford C. P. gets a letter from a girl 

that goes to the Boys' Latin School. 
Tuesday 18. — Fred Jones very unceremoniously meets 

a lady, takes her to supper and then comes back 

expecting to receive "big mail." It does not come. 

He's wearing a wig as the result. 
Wednesday 19. — Some cadet gives "Cab" a shower 

bath. Oh! 
Thursday 20. — Zerkel blows up the laboratory. Great 

research made for Dr. McDonell, Lansdale and Robb. 
Friday 21. — Assistant Entomologist Symons con- 

dems every tree in College Park. Mr. White — the 

practical man — faints. 
Saturday 22. — Gassaway visits Brookland seven tiines 

in the same evening. "That ain't no way to do." 
Sunday 23. — Services in chapel. Everybody goes to 

Monday 24. — Grason begins training for track team at 

this early date. 
Tuesday 25. — Captain reaches the boys' hearts by a 

Thanksgiving dinner. 
Wednesday 26. — With hajipy hearts the boys chase 

the turkevs home. 


Thursday 27. — Footluill team end their valiant ca- 
reer. Delaware Colleg'e zip — M. A. C. — zip. 

Frid.w 28. — Nothing doing. 

S.A.TURD.\Y 2g. — Ensor, vShaw, Naylor and Dunliar own 
the Institution. 

Sunday 30. — AUbrettian and Naylor fall from grace. 


Monday i. — Matthews visits Washington College. 

Tuesday 2. — Nearly everybody back. Delinquency list 
fills nine pages foolscaj). 

Wednesday 3. — Maj. Scantling lectures in the Chapel. 
Oh! What large armies there are in the world. 

Thursday 4. — Prof. Symons presents a friend witli a 
Imnch of flowers under an assumed name. 

Friday 5. — One Senior at Reveille. It snows. No won- 

S.\TURDAY 6. — Football team has its "mug snapped." 

Sunday 7. — Non-coms have a warm reception in the 

Monday S. — Boys begin "to eat" books. Exams, next 

Tuesday 9. — Cairnes "swipes" Commy's Guard Manual, 
loses conduct report, runs planing machine off 
track in the Mechanical Building and upsets plate of 
soup "a la Terrapin." 

Wednesday 10. — Cairnes goes on sick-list. 

Thursday n. — Not much doing. 

Friday 12. — Board of Trustees meet and make inspec- 
tion. Boys have palpitation of the heart. 

Saturday 13. — Occujjants of 38 put Bell Photo Co., 

"on the bum." 
Sunday 14. — Chajiel. "God Ijless the man who first 

invented sleep," said Sancho Panzo, and so do I. 
Monday 15. — Cairnes begins to recover from the effects 

of the ninth. 
Tuesday 16. — Exams, begin. Sojjhs. break the record 

in Mathematics. 
Wednesday 17. — Only six men on the list. Sgt. Maj. 

and Dr. Eversfield are both afraid they will lose their 

Thursday iS. — Grand Christmas liall in College Hall. 

Hearts are thrown right and left. 
Frid.\y 19. — School closes for the holidays. Goodbye, 

'till next year. 


Monday 5. — School opened with a very few. Garner 
arrives with a big stock of new jokes and two hogs- 
heads of Silver sli]3per. 

Tuesday 6. — Short-course students arrive in great num- 
bers. Chauncey relates his experience'in the "Jubilee 

Wednesday 7. — Peach takes a bath. Witnesses — Gar- 
ner and Bouic. 

Thursday S. — Grason being excused from drill, we 
decide to have theoretical instruction. 

Friday 9. — It is reported that Ensor dons a clean shirt, 
but how true it is we are not able to say. 

Saturday 10. — The Editor and Business Manager of 


the "Reveille," the noted M. A, C. "heart-smashers," 
visit Baltimore. "Tom Hot" goes to Chase's. 

Sunday II. — Chapel today, but strange to say every- 
body stays awake. 

MoND.w 12. — Evervone goes skating after 4 o'clock 
except a few industrious people in the Agricultural 
Course who have to study all the time (?) 

Tuesday 13. — Commy lectures to Com. Officers. Mat- 
thews tells some miraclous tales about rapid fire guns 

Wednesday 14. — Soph, "jail-birds," hold a class-meet- 
ing after each meal and drill in the evening. 

Thursday 15. — Aonther Soph, class meeting. 

Friday- 16. — Rossburg Clul) gives another very enjoy- 

alile hop. 

Saturday^ ig. — Senior Mechanical Section visit Navy 
Yard and learn how to make cannon, l)attleshii.)s and 
many other delicaces. 

Sunday iS. — "Mosquito" Parade on Buzzard's Roost 
at 7 P. M. Schenck- Drum Major "Tom Hot"— 
Chief Trumpeter. 

Monday 19. — Several Non-Coms. disranked. "The ton- 
gue is the instrument of the greatest good and the 
greatest evil done on earth." 

Tuesday 20. — Cockey eats seventeen apple-pies at din- 
ner. His suffering was rather great so you needn't 
consult the sick-book. 

Wednesday 21. — Johnny Green sends for sample pack- 
ages of all different brands of breakfast foods, in order 
that he wouldn't have to buy any. 

Thursday 22. — Buckley Nicholls, Walls and Co. — 
wholesale butchers — have a grand slaughter at the 
Experiment Station. 

Friday 23. — Company "I" makes an excellent showing 
at Hyattsville. 

vS.vturday 24. — Garner and Dunliar have their "mugs 
snapped" at Bells. 

Sunday' 25. — Everyone tries to guess why Powers had 
the Y. M. C. A. meeting so early. Charlie "Rot 
Pferd" gets the mumps. 

Monday 26. — Blue Monday, as usual. 

Tuesday 27. — Winters makes a Tobogan slide of the 

Wednesday 28. — Dr. Eversfield "hits" the list. 

Thursday 2g. — Cal) makes inspection about 3.30 P. M. 
"There is wailing and gnashing of teeth." 

Friday 30.— Walls is .sick, (slightly) but becomes sud- 
denly ill when he finds that E. , is coming to the 

Park and he will not be able to see her. 

Saturday 3 1. — Exams, in morning. Weeping in the 


Sunday i. — The Sophs seem to have lost their rattle, so 

they go to crowing. 
Monday 2. — Some of the "crowers" pay dear for their 

Tuesday 3. — Baseball candidates on the field for the 

first time. 
Wednesday 4. — Contract for new building awarded. 


TiiURsnAV 5. — Prof. Blandfonl on tlie list. 

Frid.w 6. — Drs. Burkley and Xicholls make a tour of 

the county. 
S.\TURn.\v 7. — Cadets measured for Khaki Uniforms. 

12.30 A. M. Inspection by O. C. "Another Httle job 

for tlie adjutant." 
Sunday 8. — Several "Indian braves" visit wliat they 

think is a chicken coop, but it turns out to be a dog 

Monday 9. — Great consternation ni the inhrmar\\ Some 

miscreant "swipes" 400 grs. of quinine. 
TuESD.w 10. — "Bug catchers" from all parts of Mary- 
land begin to center at M. A. C. "By" is in his glory. 
Wednesday 1 1. — Johnny Green imports a few more 

specimens of "unbleached .\merica" to ornament the 

dining room. 

Thursday 12, — Entire Senior class, animated by 
"Doc's" example, are at breakfast formation. 

Friday 13. — Walls and Dunbar make a small "haid" 
on the breakage fee fund and attend the Canners' Con- 

Saturday 14. — Nearly every one especiallv "Theory" 
and Johnny Green realize that it is Valentine day. 

Sunday 15. — "Tessie" and Mullendore take up their 
abode in the Hospital. Cause — Mumps. 

Monday 16. — Owing to "Pouder's" strange behavior, 
we think he is in love. 

Tuesday 17. — Towner J. writes a "Geographical" des- 
cription of Xapoleon Bonaparte. 

Wednesday 18. — Professors hold a minaturc county 
fair in College Hall. 

Thursday 19. — Everybody busy and ex])ectant. 
Haven't time to write more. 

Friday 20. — Most successful dance of the season in 
College Hall. 

Saturday 21. — College almost deserted, boys being 
away for Washington's birthday. Matthews dines at 
Rigg's House (free lunch). 

Sunday 22. — Walls and Collier have to procure guides 
to pilot them to church. 

Monday 23. — Boys return. Food lying around promis- 
cuously. Johnny Green does but little cooking. 

Tuesday 24. — An enormous sick-list as a result of un- 
due exposure during holidays. 

Wednesday 25. — "Tessie" finally emerges from the 
precints of the hospital, but is still grumbling. 

Thursday 26. — Cairnes after hearing lecture on Hy- 
giene tries to freeze out 17. 

Friday 27. — Nicholls, S. B. actually found resting for 
a whole period. 

Saturday 28. — "Caddy's and Theory's" ])lan has a 
bright outlook. 


Sunday i. — Walls and Collier made an early visit to 
Washington; result — M. A. C. bubble bursts. 

Monday 2. — Walls' trip to Washington doesn't seem 
to agree with him. Result — mumps. 


Tuesday 3. — "Tom Hot" is notified by a rat that be- 
sides having two pair eyes he possesses a head hght. 

Wednesday 4. — Treasurer of A. A. receives $5.00 
from an ahimnus for baseball suits. 

Thursday 5. — "Conimy" and "Theory" scrap overwho 
shall drill the Battalion. 

Friday 6. — Another $1.00 came from Alumni. 

Saturday 9. — Peach starts to Y. M. C. A. convention 
with Bible in one pocket and a sack of tobacco in the 

Sunday 8. — Incessant rain, — raix — RAIX. 

Monday 9. — Nicholls, S. B. joins hospital corps. 

Tuesday 10. — Cruikshank having eaten all the "jun- 
ket" in the infirmary returns to the barracks. 

Wednesday 1 1. — Tillson gets excused from blowing 
bugle on account of a sore knee. 

Thursday 12. — Captain Silvester breaks the first 
ground for the new building. 

Friday 13. — "There is no power under the starry 
vault of heaven" that could keep Prof. Richardson from 
lecturing to the Societies in Chapel. 

Saturday 14. — Walls and Nicholls sally forth with 
renewed strength from the hospital. The door is craped. 

Sunday 15. — "The Jap — Hines Battle-Axe Brigade" 
visit Zoological Park, but strange to sav, no one was 

Monday 16. — Please excuse the diarv keeper; he has 
a class on ( ? ? ? ). 

Tuesday 17. — The doors of the great Sanitarium are 

relieved of their crape and Oswald enters with a case of 

Wednesday 18. — Prof. Lanahan takes his dejiarture 
from the institution, for the noted resort — Ellicott Citv, 
to recuperate his dilapidated nervous system, caused bv 
the severe shock of all Juniors making tens in Calculus. 

Tluirsday 19. — Prof. Lanahan is pleased with the 
Strength of Materials class. 

Friday 20. — The Chapel Hall rings with bursts of elo- 
quence. Peach proves himself worthy of first place. 

Saturday 21. — Everybody goes away except a few 
"good cadets," who prefer to remain in their rooms. 

Sunday 22. — Sharpshooters on the "Roost" endeavor 
to extinguish the luminaries. 

Monday 23. — Ornamental decorations adorn the trees 
surrounding the barracks. 

Tuesday 24. — The "Guerrillas" find that their con- 
duct of the two previous days does not pay and there- 
fore decide to "cut it out." 

Wednesday 25. — "Blodgett's Brigade" raids Washing- 
ton. First baseball game of the season. Georgetown 10, 
M. A. C. 2. 

Thursday 26. — Baseball Manager despondent and 
Captain of the team indisposed. 

Fridav 27. — The Tom Hot minstrels give a grand 
concert in College Hall. The comment of the audience 
was "What fools we mortals be." 

Saturdav 28. — The Baseball team visits the pictures- 
que city of Alexandira and meet their defeat. Score 3-2. 


Sunday 29. — Tlie Lakeland Hat Factory closes, be- 
cause thev see that at the ]jresent record of the baseball 
team, they will not be able to do any business this Spring. 

Monday 30.— Rain! raix! RAINl Mud! mui.! MUD! 

Tuesday 31. — The baseball team play their hrst game 
on the home grotmds this season. Gettysburg 15 — M. 
A. C. 2. 


Wednesday i. 


Thursday 2. — Easter E.xams. begin. Eyerybody up 
on his toes. 

Friday 3. — Extensive tree planting. Joint meeting 
of the two Literary Societies in Chapel. Largest atten- 
dance ever known (?) Duet by the Presidents of the 
two societies. 

Saturday 4. — Boys "do" Annapolis in Baseball uni- 
forms. Return almost frozen. 

Sundays. — The whole student body become Seventh 
Day Adventists, preparing for Exams. 

Monday 6. — Exams coming so thick and fast haven't 
time to write anything. 

Tuesday 7. — Sophs awake to the fact that Dr. Mac's 
forty questions did not come out as they thought they 

Wednesday S. — Exams, over at last. Everybody 
heaves a sigh of relief, and pulls out for home. 

Thursday 9. — Baseball team leave for the Southern 
trip with seven rabbit's feet, three horse-shoes and two 

four-leaf clovers. Manager Collier has arranged before- 
hand for his "locals." 

We will ask our readers to excuse the diary kcejjer 
here, as he has gone home to take a rest ('). 

Tuesday 14. — School reopens, witli about thirteen 
boys. Lieutenant Bouic arrives at 4.00 A. M. 

Wednesday 15. — Capt. Silvester alone at reveille. 

Thursday 16. — The entire Senior class at reveille. 
Baseball team return, suffering from acute "protothe- 
mia," better known to thepulilicas "swell head," in view 
of which the Lakeland Hat Factory resumes business. 

Friday 17. — Captain Silvester gives a S]_)read to the 
team; rest of the Battalion on short rations. 

Saturday 18. — The Baseball team meets the District 
Commissioners with all the confidence due to ]iartici- 
pating in five straight victories in the South, but their 
beautiful feathers were soon caused to fall by a score of 
10 to 4. 

Sunda)- 19. — The jioor Hat Factory is aliout to col- 

Monday 20. — Prof. Symons expends great care on his 
personal apjjearance viz.. blacking his shoes, changing 
his cuffs and collar, tying his necktie in a scientific knot, 
and then ]iroceeds to the Ijarracks to the operation of 
placing the guards upon the halls. 

Tuesday 21. — Major Scantling drills the liattalion 
most of the jieriod, to the great consternation of Major 


Wednesday 22. — Captain Matthews is both theoreti- 
cally and practically "sat upon" seven times during the 
day. Baseball, U. of Md. 10. M. A. C. 6. 10 innings. 
What it might have been. 

Thursday 23, — Tower, J. B. accompanied by a canine 
companion visits 40, to which he speaks endearing names 
when discovered by the President. 

Friday 24, — Nothing doing. 

Saturday 25. — "Doc" dines at the Raleigh on Lim- 
burger cheese sandwiches. Consequently his room- 
mates move out. 

Sunday 26. — Messrs. Lansdale and Walls start out 
buggy riding with the horse hitched to a tree. 

Monday 27. — Senior class despondent owing to the 
absence of Lieut. Nicholls. 

Tuesday 28. — Compan}' pictures taken for the second 
time. Matthews has the back-ache. 

Wednesday 29. — Another baseball victory, Columbian 
6. M. A. C. 12. 

Thursday 30. — Manager Collier, expecting to play 
Sparrows Point on Saturday, starts out to arrange "lo- 

Friday i. — Battalion Review and Inspection too. In 
the Good Old Summer Time. 

Saturday 2. — Entire Senior class remain at College on 
a Saturday. Rain expected. 

Sunday 3. — The rain arrives. 

Monday 4. — Boys are so anxious to wear the new 
khaki uniform that they do so at the risk of freezing to 

Tuesday 5. — Walls receives a letter inviting him to 
liave his picture taken but declines. (Ask him about 

Wednesday 6. — Tom Hot receives visitors directly 
after chapel. Consequently Tom "takes his meals from 
a mantelpiece since he got his." Baseball, U. S. Marines 
V, M. A. C. ro. 

Thursday 7. — Another Hat Factory started at College 

Frida}' 8. — A beautiful and most enjoyal)le hop in 
College Hall under the direction of the Junior class. 

Saturday 9. — Delaware College 7, M. A. C. 13. 

Sunday 10. — Matthews and Peach have a very ex- 
citing time in Washington. Ask them about it. Well, 
dear readers, the printer cries, "Diary, halt!" so I bid you 
good dav. \A ill write you next year. 

fe^ ti^ 


==^ ENTLE READERS, as we make our final bow before our 
indulgent audience we are constrained to sigh. We have 
grown fond of this child of our brain — perhaps fonder than 
its quality merits. If you have followed us through the 
pages of the "Reveille" you must feel a passing sympathy 
with our efforts. It is because we felt that we would have 
that sympathetic support that we were encouraged to go on. 
We rejoice in what is good in the book ; we feel the grief of 
a parent for whatever faultiness it may display ; and finally 
we thank you, one and all for your generous patronage and support. 



^5 ,-- ^ 

The Campus. 


To Cadmus the Plioenician 

Board of Editors _- 


The State of Maryland and its Agr. Col 

Calendar 1902-1903 

Faculty and Officers of Instruction 

Standing Committees 

The Classes 

^p* 6^^ e^^ 

Class of 1903 . ._ 

I By Their Signs Vc Know Tlcm 

5 History of 1903 

6-7 Wake Me Early, Fellows 

8 Prophecy of 1903 

9-11 Junior and Parting Odes 

12 Verses on Seniors 

13 Class of 1904 . 

14 History of 1904 

15 Tribute to Tacitus 



3 ''-4 1 





Junior Grinds __ 5 i 

Class of 1905 _._._ 52-53 

History of 1905 S4-S6 

Class of 1906 57-59 

History of 1906 60-62 

History of 1907 63-66 

Nursery Rhymes 67-68 

Military Organization 69-70 

The Armies and Navies of the World 71-79 

Ofificers of the Companies 80 

Staff Picture 81 

Company "A" 82-83 

Company "B" 84-85 

Company "C" 86-87 

New Mercer Literary Society... 88-90 

Class Ode of 1904 91 

The Merchant of Venice 92-98 

Ad Rem Repuljlican 99 

Morrill Literary Society 100-103 

Fifth Annual Oratorical Contest .. . 104-106 

Clubs 107 

The Glee Club 108-109 

The Rossbourg dull 110-113 

Y. M. C. A. 114-115 

The Burial of Sir John Moore 116 

Athletic Heading 117 

Athletic Association 118-120 

Foot Ball Team 119-123 

Athletic Girl 124 

Yells 125 

Base Ball Team 126-127 

Track Team .... 128-129 

Commencement 130-134 

June Ball Organization... 135 

vSenior Theses 136 

Miscellaneous 137 

Statistics 138-139 

Ask Them About It 140 

Conduct Report 141 

Hallowe'en Night 142 

Sick Book Association 143 

He and She 144-145 

A Thread of the Future 146 

We See Them Every Day 147 

Venit, Vidit, Vicit 148 

In Lighter Vein .. 149 

The Seaside Girl 150 

The Southern Base Ball Trip 15 i- 154 




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A Part of a Private Diary Found m 

A Tale of Ward C ..' 

What We Know of the Faculty 

Guess Who They Are 

That Mistletoe 

Between Taps and Reveille 

Tlie Diary .. 

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