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HE EDITORIAL STAFF, rcprcscntiiiii- the Class of Nineteen 

ilnndred and Five, in presenting this, the ninth vokmie of the 

"Reveille,"' has endeavored to make the book worthy of the 

class and of the college. It has been our endeavor to chronicle 

the events in as interesting a manner as possible, and while we 

do not entertain the hope of pleasing all, we ask that you at 

least appreciate our efforts in so far as they deserve merit. 

The various strdent organizations have lieen treated impartially, and we 

liave tried to give each as much space and pnniinence as is consistent with the 

size of our book. 

If any one thinks he has been "roasted" too severely, we wish to say that 
we have given what the occasion seemed to deir.and and have been moved by no 
persijnal motives whatever. 

We wish here to extend our thanks and appreciation to those who have 
so kindly cooperated with us in the production of this work. 

And now, with the feeling that we have not labored in vain and with the 
hope that this work will be a lasting credit to the class and to the college, we 
cease from those long hours of toil necessary in the production of such a work. 


To Professor John Hanson Mitchell 

T r,I\"KS the' F.tlitiirial I'loarcl nuicli i)k-asiire U< iledicate this. 

llu' nintli N'dhimc of the "Rcveihc." tn rnifL'sscir John Hansen 

MitchcH. whii, as a student and later as an instntctdr. has 

always had the well-hein;;- and interest nf tile CnUetie at heart. 

Professor Aliteliell was horn in l,a I 'lata, Charles Comity. 

Aid., on Deceniher (S. 1S7S. .\t home, he was miiler the 

instrrction of a ,L;overness until the fall of iS<)3, when he 

entered the Preparatory Class at M. .\. C. He j^raduateil here in i8()S. L'pon 

leaving M. .\. C he took a course in Ivlectrical hjiL;ineerin,L;^ at Cornell 


In l8i)i) he was made .Assistant I'mfessor of Aleclianical luij^ineeriiiL; at 
this colles^e. lie was also appointed as Cini-mandaiit of Cadets for that \ear. 
1 le .i^raduated with liij^Ii honors at the I'.liss I'dectrieal ."School in U)Oi. 
r>\- his untirint; energy and markeil ahilit\ he r(,se to the head of the 
Mechanical ne])artment in a short time, and has since tilled jiosition. 


Editorial Board 


Gl.HN \V( lUTII STI'KC, I s. 

A. A..PARKEK. VV. White. 

E. D. Dicr.Ks. E. H. S.\AVKi.Y. \V. T. Smith. 


J. \\'. P. SoMERVii.i.E, J. .\., 

M. Duckktt, Jr. 


Glenworth Sturgis. J. A. Krentzein, 


J. C. CoCKEV. 


J. N. M.vCKAi.E. lUisincss Mana.cfcr. 

E. T. Havman. W. H. Byron. R. D. Nichoi.i.s. 

Senior Class 

A. A. I'arkcr President. 

J. X. Mackall \'ice-l'resiiient. 

\V. White Seeretnr\ . 

E. H. Suavely Treasurer. 

J. A. Kieiitzliii ilistorian ami I'm; bet. 

Class Colnrs— I'.lue and ( )|(1 C .Id. 
Class Motto — \'i -cenr s. 


^'ok-k(i-nie, ^'ok-kll-nle I 
Yok-ko-me, Yive. 
Heigho! Heisho! 
Nineteen Five ! 


XA.MK. .MiORliSS. 

W. I I. I'.yrnn Williamsport, .Md 

J. C. Cockey < hvings Mills, M 

E. 1). Di.^ijes I'orl T..haec.i, M 

M. Diicketi. jr 1 lyattsville. .M 

E. '!'. 1 layman Stockton. Md 

J. J. A. Krenlzlin Washington. D. C 

j. \. Mackall Mackall, Md 

R. 1). Xicholls C.erniantown. .Md 

A. A. I'arker l'ol«.nioke City. Md 

E. I 1. Snavely SiKirrows I'oint. Md 

1. W. 1'. SmnrrviUe Cumherland. M 

W. T. Snnth Kidgle\. .Md 

('.. Sturgis Snow 1 lill. .M 

W. White Dickers, .n. M 


WALTKR IIAR\V( )( )1) r.VR( ).\', ist Lieut. Co. A Williamspoii. 

Mechanical Enoinccrino-. 

President Athletic Association, 
Asst. r>usiness Mgr. Reveille. Chair- 
man 1^'loor Committee jinie liall ( )r- 
s^anization, Menilier Athletic diuncil. 

"Alan ilelii^hts not me; no. nur 
\\i iman neither." — 1 1 aiulct. 

"The liest lit men hax'e (.'x er lnwil 

^ILlCir" repose 

Walter IFarwodd llyron. famil- 
iarly known to us all as "i'ui;/' was 
horn in .Stoneham. Alass., June lo, 
i88r). Tie moved to Alercerslnu-,!.;-. 
Pa., at the tender age of eit;ht, and 
moved to Williamsport, Md.. after a 
stay of four years in AlerccrshnrL;-. 1 le 
attended school in all of the aL)o\e- 
named places and therein' laid a foun- 
dation for the education which he was 
to receive at the Maryland .\,i;ricultu- 
ral College, which ])lace he entered in the fall of i()00. 

Byron entered the Preparatory Class and from there on has heen an indus- 
trious student, never failing in an examination and always heing in the first 
section of his class. 

"Pug" has a fondness for celery which, throughout his college course, he has 
never failed to gratify. A numher of his exiiloits in this direction have now 
become matters of College History. 

"Pug" is a pedestrian worthy of especial note. He, along with another 
inmate of the asylum, commonly known as "Wiggles." hold the College record 
for walking, iioth in distance and in time. 

Byron is an excejitionally popular felli>w, being elected this year President 
of the Athletic .\ssociation almost unanimonslv. 


JOHN COUXCILMAX COCKEY, Capt. Co. A ( )winss Mills. 

President Ri)ssbourj;- CUil), Caj)- 
tain Track Team. Hiinn irons Ivlilor 
"Reveille," Senior Lietur, jnnicir 

"llast any philnsupli) in thee?" — 
.Is )■(-/( Like It. 

"\'nu nia\' relish in him more the 
>o](li(_r than the seliolar." 

I )n Jnne 5, 1884. "jaek" made 
known his entrance npnn this mnn- 
(lane sphere hy a lond yell, w liieh was 
«^ not understood at that time. I laving;' 
been interpreted later, it was found to 
mean : "Company halt !" 

He first develojied his intelleetnal 

capabilities in the l''ranklin lli.i;li 

School at Reistcrstown. Im-oui there 

he entered the .Marsland A^ricidtural 

ColIe,L;e in the fall of Pin. 

.\mon14 jack's many hobbies, three stand out ])reeminentl\ . \ iz : .Meetini; 

new i;irls. drilling;- his eoni]iany an<l studyins;- Dntcli. llis fame as a C.erman 

scholar has s|iread throu,i;h the CoUei^e. 

As I'resident of the RossbourL; Club he has shown his ability in successfully 
managing social functions, and the dances gi\-en under his auspices are always 
greatly enjoyed. 

lie has j)la\e<l on the football team for the last three \ear.s. and has done 
good track work. 

Jack is a military man in the true sense of the woi'd. This fact is e.\c'm])lified 
by the com|i:my di"ills. his being one of the best <lrilli'd eiim|ianies the College has 
e\'er known. 1 le is ver\ |iopulai" with his men. 

John is now emplo\ ed in conslrucling a coast defense gmi. llis military 
as|iirations are wi'll known, and some ''a\ we hope to see him holding ;i high 
])lace in the Army of the I'nited Stati'S. 


EL'GKXI". ^^^1,I•:^" DKU^F.S, ist Ucul, anil OnarteniKistcr I'.irt Tc.haca 

I'lnsical ScieiUitic. 

\'icc- 1 'resident Atlilclic Assucia- 
ti;)n. Athletic I'.ditor Reveille, .Senior 
Armor I'.earei". L'hainiiaii Kefreshnieiit 
Coniniittee, June I'.all < irtianizatiuii. 

"1 cliariLie thee, llin.i; away anilji- 
ti 11 ; hy that sin tell the angels." — 
/•/.-.■,T_v /■///. 

"] have lear.ieil in \\ hatsoeverstate 
1 aP!. therewith In he content." — .S7. 

Alias — "Cirimes" — "Farmer" — 
"irsho];"— "\'aii" — "1 'readier." This 
s|)ecinu*n was fn'st discovered at I'ort 
T(.)ljacco. .Md.. on h"el)rrar\ d, iS-^s. 
His earl\ education was ohtained in 
the I'lihlic Schools of t'liarles C'ount\'. 
In the fall of \if^2 he came to M. A. 
C. and set sail with the Class of |i) )5. 
lie has ])ulled a slroui:;- oar for his 
class, es]:ecially in foothall. and w i are ]iroud of his woik. 

He has a few failini^s. like the rest of us; an-on^ them, his lo^■e for th,' ladies, 
C.raphic Statics, and "( )ld Sol." He has heen known to heat "Old Sol" seve-al 
times in one ni.L;ht, hut lots of the fellows hold that he did not |)lay f dr with the 
old man. and that he used some formula fri ni Strength of .Materials to wo;k it oiu 
He is an ;dl ri^ht fellow, and his classmatts w ill alw a\ s rememher his read\- 
smile and t(.ihacco hai.^'. He has that ha])])) disposition id' i'e\er leltini; thin;s 
worry him. ("ireat thirL;s arc c-xi'vCled of him. and w t- 1 eliexe Ic- will li\e r.u to 
our e.xiiectations. 


MARK ).\ DL"CKKTT, JR., 2nd Lieut. Co. 1'.. . . . 
Alechanical Enoincerir 


-Assistant Humorous Kditor of 

"Sweet are the slumbers of tlie 
virtuous." — .Iddisoii. 

"( ) keep me innocent, make nthers 
threat !" 

Duekett. the hero of this little 
"spiel," tirst made his appearance 
upim this bubble on Septembers, i88|., 
at llladensburt;-, Md. He himself 
(iwucd up til having;- been burn at 
lUailenshurL;, but pnibalily he is mine 
the wdrse for that; at any rate, he 
*i ciiuldn"t helji it. 

He be^an his educatinn at the 
]iulilie schools of that place, and later 
entered the Freshman Class at the 
Maryland .X-ricultural Colle.^e in the 

fall nf |(,li. 

Duekett has al\va\s been a hard student and his \\(irk has been i:;ood. He is 
a great lover of Dutch, and ma\" ciften be seen walking up from lUadensburg 
intently studying "Das Kalte Herz." He and nur bulger, "Little Phil." are as 
thick as three in a bed, and if you want Marion seek him in Number Two. 

He is a great lover of bugology : in fact, some of the boys say he is bug-house, 
and is now frequently seen holding a potato bug upon its back, his knee upon 
its chest, trying to extract its teeth. .Ml this is necessary in his preparation to 
be an orchard inspectur. lie is also engaged in a crrsadc against the saloons of 
I'.lailensl'urg, and we wish him abundant success. 


EIXiAR T. HAV.MAX, Jiul Lieut. Co. 1'. ^locUlon. 

Pliysical Scientific. 

.■\ssistant lUisincss Manager of 
"Reveille," Secretary June Hall ( )r- 
ganization. [''ncitliall 'o\.. 

"lie is a very \aliaut trencher- 
man : lie hath an excellent stomach." — 
Much Ado. 

".Many miles he truds^ed. some eiijht 

or nine, 
ReturniuL;' late tr( ni the District line." 

1 layman, ahas "Chief" or "E<1- 
,;;ar." was disci ivered in I'occnioke 
City, Aid.. ( )ctol)er m;. 1S85. lie re 
ceived his early edrcation in the 
schools of that comity, and graduated 
with high honors at the Stockton I ligh 
Scliool in ii)'.;, and joined the Class 
of '03 the fcilldwing fall, choosim;-. 
U]xiii entrance, the Physical Scii-ntific 
Course. Since that time he has l)een making a mark for himself, both in scholastic 
work and athletics. In the class-rcH.m he was always mi hand with the gnods. 
and was es]:eciall_\' fond of keeping level notes, which, no donlit. accounts for 
his level head at all times. 

"Chief" was \ery mrch devoted tt) football, and altliorgh he lost a l:et by 
biting off the end of his tongue during a gan:e, yet he was sensible and did not 
bite off more than he could chew, and his classmates decided it was a greater 
advantage to have him lose his tongue than to have plaxed the game without him. 
In baseball "Chief" is far fn m l;eing the missing link, but much jirefers track 
work, es])ecially running, havirg to ]n\actice dinang the winter nionlhs, lie 
wculd think nothing of going up to the District line to jiay a call on the fair se.x 
and then try to beat the last car home. Coiise(|rentl\ . he holds the record to-day 
from the District line to the College. 

lie and "Stubliy" are frequently seen together, strolling up the I 'ike on their 
wax to church. ( ? ) 


]( )l'\ jL-IJL'S AUGL'STUS KREXTZLIX. Sapt. Co. C. . .\\-ashin-tnn, D. C. 
Mechanical Engineering. 

Captain 'IVack Team, '04: Junior 
Licior. Manager Track Team, '05: 
Secretary Kossbourg Club, Chairman 
Invitation and Program Cimniiittee, 
Rossboiirg Ckib, and June I'.all ( )r- 
ganization ; \'ice-President .\birrill 
Literary Society; Class Historian ard 
Prophet, Chief Artist Reveille, Cap- 
tain Co. C Uasket-ball Team. I'resen- 
tation ( )rator. 

"llis mind his kingdom and his 
will his law." — C ice/rr. 

"Then he will talk — good gods, 
lii'W he will talk !"— .\<////i;/n'i-/ Lcc. 

Alias — "Ilutchie" — "Krentz" — 
"Jack" — "Jule." I'.orn in tin- citv of 
Columbia, S. C, on Jan. 12, 18S5. 
1 laving C(im]ilcted the prescribed 
course of sltuly in the |iublic scIkkiIs 
of lliat ]:!ace, he entered the Clemson .\gTicultural College, remaining there three 
years. In 11^02 his parents moved to Washington, and in the fall Ik- eniered .\1. 
A. C, and since then he has taken an active part in the work of the nnlik- Class 
of 1905. 

Tn athletics he has dure \ery hue wnrk. es|)eciall\ u|inn the lr;iik. IK- was 
ca]ilain of ore of the best lr;ick teams the College has ever bad. be himselt' break- 
ing three college records. 

.\s a military man he is hul- nf the best, and lu- takes nnich de'igbt in drilling 
llis ciiUipany. lie lio| cs in ciUer the .\a\'\, and it seems as ihni-gb be has wiseh' 
chosen, f<ir he has been knnwn on more than one aften;oon to go aloui- and sit 
for hom-s by ib.e side of a "Eake," and to .-ill that ha|)|)ened to ])ass, he seemed 
]'i-rfecll\ contented. 

lack is \ery i:o|irlar among the boys, and will not Ik- forgoiic-u liy tin- host of 
fric-nds be has made during his three wars at .M. A. C. 

j( )|l\ XATIIAXll'.l. MAC'KAl.l Mackall. 

rii\si(.'al SciL-iUitic. 

\ ici.'-l'rc>iilcnt Sriiior Class, Class 
'rrcastirrr 'm, \'icc- 1 'resident Ross- 
biiurt^' Clnl), Cliainnan Refreslinicnt 
Ci)!rmittec RussbnurL;- Cluli. Ma;i:ii;er 
I'lascliall Teani '05, lUisincss Manaj^cr 

■•( ) ye.t^iHls. 

Render nie wurlhy nf tin's noble wife." 
— Julius L'acstir. 

"() you shall see him laui^b till bis 
faee be li'-;e a wet eloak ill laid up." — 
Ih'iiry ir. 

"Rat." as we Isiiow bim, is at 
present eaj;ed on "lUi/zai-d's Roost" 
witb tbe "A])e." 

1 le lu'st luaile know n bis entranee 
into this world by his proditjinusly 
loud and louj; si|neals in that threat Me- 
trop<ilis of Calvert Coinit\, .Mackall. 
in the fall of tl e ei-hty-tifth year of tbe jiast ecntnry. At the ten<ler ai;e of six 
years he entered the public schools of Cahert Cornty. Re|)ort has it that for ten 
years he occupied the chief i^osition in tbe minds of bis various teachers. Whether 
it was due to his \v:inderful adaptabilit)' to fun or work, we are unable to saw 

In the fall of kjoi he entered the Fre.'^bnirn Class at .M. .A. C. and from that 
time on has played an important part in the affairs of the "worthy institution" 
with which he had so i^raciously connected himself. 

"Rat" is extremely popi'lar among- hi.s schoolmates, as well as classmates, as 
is shown l)y the responsible ]iositions which he occu])ies, es]tecially those of Mana- 
ger of I'aseball Team and P.nsiness Manager Reveille. 

lie is a hard student, and although usually brsy with bis books, be can find 
time at the most nne.\]ecteil ni( nient to sli]) over to and spend a few- 
hours with the fair se.x. 

Mackall's i)resent ambition is to be at tbe bead of the ['. S. Ceological Snrve\'. 
^\ e wish him an alnmdance of success in tbe furtherance of bis ambition. 

ROGER DARl'.V XICHOLLS. 2n,l TJuut. Co. A GermanUnvn. 

Chemical Scientific. 

.\,>;taiit lUisiness Manager of 

•'U sleep. 

It is a gentle thing. 

lieloved from Pole to Role." — C"o/.'- 

•'Th)- miiilesty's a candle to thy 
merit." — Ficliliiii^. 

.Xicholls. the suhject of this 
sketch, better known to us as •'Little 
Xick,'* was born at Germantovvn. Md., 
nn February 24. 1886. .\t a tender 
age he entered the public school of 
that place, .\fter a few years' train- 
ing in this school he entered the 
Darnestown .Vcademy. Here he spent 
three years, but finding the course at 
that institution too limited, he entered 
the Maryland Agricultural College in 
the fall vi ii)0\. Xick always had a tender spot in his heart for the fair sex. 
Shortly after his arrival at M. .\.. C. he and his former chief adviser, James 
Henr_\', paid a visit to Georgetown, and since then there has been n<i yihce like 
Georgetown for Xick. 

Though the chief object <if his anihitii>n be in Georgetown, he is never negli- 
gent of his stuilies. I-'.arly and late you may find him at his books, lie is rarelv 
found idle. He is either str.dying, going to Genrgelown or sleeping. (Jccasion- 
ally. after srccc'^sful raids npcm the tobacco bag <if the I'mfessor of Chemistr\-, he 
and his assistant, Sh iwel!, entertain ( ?) their friends with a lew selectmns from 
the latest ojx-ra. ('.ive tliem a cigarette ard they will sing fcir yon by the hnur. 
Everv member nf the class wishes .Xick much success in lite. 

AlJ'.liKT A. I'ARKHK, Capl. Co. 1! Pucuniokc City. 

Chemical Scientihc. 

Class I'rcsident 'n-,. Salutatoriaii 
'05. Class llistorian '03. Manai^cr 
Football Team '04, 1 'resident Xew 
Mercer Literary Society '05, Jsecretarv 
and llistorian '04. Secretary \. M. C. 
.\. '04. Tennis Cliam])ion '04, Secre- 
tary Atli'-Ctic Council '04. Associate 
Editor "Re\-eille," I'.aseball Team '05. 

"I do not like this fooling.'" — 
Troiliis iind Crcssida. 

"Tic never knew pain who never 
felt the ])ant;s of love." — Phitcn. 

I'arker. snliject of this sketch, bet- 

^^ ^^^m ter known as "Ape," added to the pop- 

^K ^^^M ulation of this terrestrial globe on De- 

^ ^^^" * ceniber 15. 18S4, in the town of Salis- 

liury, down on the Eastern Slio', and 
at the tender age of one year he moveil 
to Pocomoke City, where he received 
his early education, lie left the I'ocomoke High School and entered the Fresh- 
man Class at M. .A. C. in the fall of iijoi. 

As a nioter. ".\pe" has won great renown, both at home and abroad, having 
been known to make more noise than six ordinary men. In the art of ]iainting 
the College surroundings with the numerals '05, he has jirovetl himself a worthy 

I^.ut with all his fun, ".\pe" has never neglected his wnrk, and consequently 
has always stdod well in his class. His inability nr lack nf desire to work the 
sick-list is audtlu'r feather in his ca]). 

lie shiiwed his ability as an athletic manager during the season of '04. in 
football, lie has always shown a natural military dis|iiisitinn. anil is cajitain of 
one of the best com])anies ever seen at .M. .\. C. 

".\pe" is a man of great ixissibilities. having already had several ]x'cuniary 
offers from dift'erent circus managers to ap]iear as an ape, but his classmates 
have persuaded him to remain at College until after graduation. 



Mechanical I'jiiiiiiccriiu 

Rid-lcv. Md. 

Captain l'iascl)a'l Team 'o^-'oi, 
Ca])tain Footliall Team '02, Secretary 
'o2-'o^. President June i'all ( )r;janiza- 
tidii. Athletic Ivlitor Reveille. 

"XiDie hut hin-se!f c;ui he his 

"Willi aL;"itates iiis anxinrs hreast 
In sjlvi;\s;' pruhlens mathematic." 
— Byr.iii. 

^L~^~- L 'I'l,^. villa-e lit Teniplevil'e. (Jueen 

^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^ AiMie County. Mil., mnrnini^ — 

^^^^^^^^P^Kf^ 1^^^^^ .\u;ii;st 18, I0H2 — 
^^^^^^^^^^^ jK ^^^^^^^^ 

yL^ ., W^^^^ Little Smith de\eliii)ed 

^I^^^^^H^H ]^^^^r til 

^^^^^^^^J ^^^ Temple\-ille. When was fmuid 

that the authnrities nf that institution 
could no Umj^er do anythin,;.;- with him. he was sent to the Rid^iey High School, 
a;id from there he entered M. A. C. in i')'ii. 

At College. "Smilty" sum gaireil a revulatinn as a hasehall pla\er. In fact, 
the fame of his prowess uimn the dianiund preceded him. ;;nd it is .said that at 
the tender age of nine he was km.wn tn i)la\ "luinky" a whole day in order to play 
hall widi .some other hoys in the lot hack of the liarn. 

The suhject of this sketch took a very im|iorlant ]i;irt in ath!etic^, playing on 
both the baseball and foiUhall teams ever\' season since his entrance, and to p-ove 
that the members of tlie teams recognized his ability, he was made ca])tain of ib.e 
baseball team in '(\!, and '114 and captain of llu- fnodiall team in 'oj. 

']'em])le slinwi'd ihat lu' was not only ar. addete, but a scholar, leading his 
class the hrst year and doing good work ever since. 

"Snntt\'" is not iinl\ very iio]iular among his classmates, by w Imm he is liigh- 
Iv esteemed, but is |inpnlar in the student bod\, ard has the best wishes of every 


AKi.i". iii'.xm' s.\A\i':i,>' 

Mechanical luiiriiiccrii 

. v^parrdws Point. 

Secretary A. A. '05, Class Treas- 
urer '03, Secretary Morrill Literary 
Societx. Nice-President June Hall ( )r- 
ganizatiiin, Athletic Editor Reveille. 
Junior Armor Hearer, Chairman Floor 
Committee Rosslxiurq; Club. Class 
Treasurer '03. 

"With busy hammer closini;- rivets 
up." — Shakrsficarc. 

"From the scraps of iron I will 
1)uild me an engine." 

, ^^^^^ >w "vSister" was born in New Cum- 

T5>i^ ^^^^^ ^** ))erland. Pa., on Xovemher 1, 1883, 

but as life became monotonous there, 
he moved to Sparrows Point. Md.. 
when but two years of age. Having 
spent his early years in the machine 
shops and public shcools of that place, 
and showed his ability as a mechanic 
in both iilaccs (often twisting the ear of the next boy as if it were a screw- 
driver!, he was sent to M. .\. C. in iipi, where it was known he could become 
a mechanic of the first order. Xor was this a mistake. In the wood-working 
department he made all sorts of things, even "]iersuaders." 

"Sister" has always been a great favorite witli the fair se.x. and is especiallv' 
fond of dancing, never having been known to miss a hop within a radius of ten 
miles, and has even gone without his supper to catch a car to town to take in a 
dance. It is rumored that a little miss many miles away has stolen his heart, 
but we can never tell about tiiose things. If it be true, we congratulate her. 

"Sis" has (lone good scholastic work since his entrance, and we predict for 
him a successful f\Uure. Mis classmates have great confidence in him, as is evi- 
denced by the numerous responsible positions which he fills. 

JOnX WESLEY n )RTKR S( )MER\-ILLE, 211.1 Lt. Co. C CumlK-rland, 

I'lu'sical Scientific. 

Treasurer .\tliletic Association, 
Treasurer June Ball Organization. 
Ihiniorous Editor Reveille, Chairman 
Music Committee Y. M. C. .\.. Chair- 
man .Meetings Committee ^'. M. C. A. 

'A'liuth would rather he stimu- 
lated than instructed." 

"There's a small clmice in rotten 
a].)])les." — 'rajiiini:^ of the Slii\-:c. 

"1 le trudged alnng unknow ing what he 

-Vnd whistled as he went for want of 

thdught." — rhvdrii. 

.\nd on the sixth day of May, 
1SS3. in the town of E,ck-ert, .\llegheny 
Ciiunty, Md.. there was born a child, 
wlici was christened John Wesley Por- 
ter Somerville, alias "Stubby," 
"Duckie." "J. W. P.," or "Summer- 
time." He received his early education in the public schools of Frostburg, Md., 
and graduated at the P>ell High School of that town in June. I'joi. He entered 
the Freshman Class of M. .\. C. the following fall. 

.\s a student "Stubby" has worked hard, and like the rest of us, has had 
some narrow escai)es. i le has a ver\' amiable dis]iositicin, and is a pleasant com- 
panion, with a jolly laugh and plent\- of ready wit. 

"Stubby" has done excellent work as Treasurer of the .Vthletic .Vssociation, 
every one being pleased with his work. His work in the Y. M. C. .\. is also 
worthy of notice. 

His specialty is mining, and he has had considerable experience alimg that 
line, having successfully superintended a mine at .Xewburg, W. \'a., iluring the 
summer months. It is reported that he lust his heart while in that town. He 
and Edgar fre(|uently take an evening stmll uji tlie I 'ike. probably in the inti'rest 
of the mines. 

With a cicierminaliiin and ambitiim tn rise in the wurld, with his success in 
diii)ig the "Kals" and his al)ilit\ as a financier, we feel that he will some day be 
one iif the great .Masters nf Industry. 


GLKXWORTII STL'RCIS, ist I.i. and I'.attaliun Adjutant. 


.Snow Hill. 


Eilitor-in-Cliiet of ■'Reveille." 
X'aledictorian, President Morrill Lit- 
erary Society. 1 'resilient N'. .M. C. A. 
'03-04, Junior ( )rator. Representative 
in Inter-State Debate '04 (won). Man- 
ager Tennis Team, Chairman Recep- 
tion Committee June Ball Organiza- 
tion, Chairman Social Committee Y. 
M. C. .\.. Member Athletic Council, 

"( )ratory is a warrior's eye tlash- 
hv^ from imder a phi!osoi)her's brow." 

"A tender heart, a will inllexi- 

Sturgis, knt)wn to us "(ilen" 
or "I'lrother," first saw the light of day 
on the sandbanks of Lewes, Del., April 
15, 1883, While he was .still in his 
tender years, his parents moved to 
Snow Hill, Md,, where they have since resided. It was here that "Glen" received 
his early education, and graduated from the Snow Hill High School in the 
spring of i<;02, with high honors. In the fall of the same year he entered the 
Sophomore Class at M. .\. C, and has since distinguished himself in scholastic 

Never, as far as we know, imtil this \ear, has "Glen" been infatuated with 
the fair sex, and even now we are inclined to excuse him and put the blame on 
our classmate from the mountains, with whom he has been known to associate. 
While "I'lrother" has never figured very i)rominently in athletics, his interest 
is none the less. He has been known to play checkers on several occasions and 
once to engage in a game of ping-pong. 

As .shown 1)y the list of honors above, "Cden" is one of the most trustworthy, 
|)o]nilar and capable members of our class. He is not only extremely popular 
with his own class and the student body, but is respected for his merits by every 
nieml.ier <if the Facult\' with whom he has come into contact. 

WELLSTUUD WMITl-:, Cadet Major Dickers 

I'lnsical Scientific. 

Associate Editor Reveille. \'ice- 
President Kew Mercer '05, Class Sec- 
retary '05, Treasurer Rossbourg- Club, 
Chairman Reception Conimittec. 

■'I to myself am dearer than a 
friend." — '/'ti'o Cents, of I 'croiia. 

"He thought as a sage, though he 
felt as a man." — /. Bcattic. 

Alias — "Prof" — "Fes." l^)orn at 
Dickerson, Md., CJctober 22, 1885. He 
early entered the public schools at 
Dickerson, and from the verv outset 
showed a marvelous ability fur every 
and anything mathematical. This aliil- 
ity awarded him his nick-name. Ik- 
graduated with high honors, and in 
September, 1902, he entered the Mary- 
land Agricultural College and became 
an acti\'e member of the .Sophomore 
Class of that year. Mis ability in mathematics stood him in giMid ste;ul, and he 
(piickly forged his way to the front in that particular studx'. 

He lias alwa_\"s taken an active interest in athletics, and in llu' fall of \i)0\ 
made the football team, and there played a strong game throughout the season. 
He and Krentz arc always found together. 

i Be has a most amialile disposition and is a jolK good fellow. Needless to 
say his weak point is the fair sex. lie has lieen knnwn to stay onl earh and late 
to mingle in the fair crowd, who hold him in high esteem. 

lie has done good wnrk fur ;ind at the College, has made many friends 
among the students and ladies, and we wish him the success through life which he 
so richh' deserves. 


History of the Class of 1 905 

T LAST, in this year oi niiu-tfcn huiidrc-il and tivo. \vc stand 
l)cf(irc \<ni to sax- our last farewell in imison. 

It does not seem ]iossihle. nor even probable, that we are 
alioiit to ha\e iilaced upon our shoulders the manifold hard- 
ships of life, but it is nevertheless true, and we must rise to meet 
all rei|uirements. 

< )ur career at the Maryland Ai^rieultural College has been 
a notable one. At times the outlook has been clark and stormv. but trust to 
"Xauphty five" to come out of the big- end of the horn. Not alwavs the best end, 
but nevertheless the big end. 

The nucleus of this notable class gathered at the College in Se])tember of 
the \ear i<,oi. to learn of the mysteries which were enshrouded within the old 
walls and which were secretly imported to bona fide members onl\. The Sopho- 
more Class were a kindly set of fellows and quickly let us in on all the secrets, and 
they practicall\' illustrated all the instruuients used in their luxsterious ])roceedings. 
If my memor\- does not fail me. 1 recall the chief instrument as a long slat com- 
monly known among the initiated as a "persuader." Along its side there was 
deeply carved the word "Rat," so that every love lick of this ajiparatus branded 
the unfortunate x'ietim with this endearing term. 

As time wore <in we became more versed in the different phases of collegiate 
life, until in June of i<)02 we went gaily home to return in Se])tember glorying 
under the hallowed name of "( )ld Boy." 

( )ur class had somewhat decreased from its original ntnuber. but we had some 
valuable additions from among the new boys, and with a goodly number we 
entered gallantly upon the <luties of the hardest knockeil class in any college, the 
Sophomore. We furnished orr full (;uota of athletic men to the various college 
teams, and for a testimonial of their good work \-ou need only to scan the records. 
Hy diligent work we cpiickly climbed the lailder until the jimior ])ortals were 
thrown o]ien to receive us. 

L'pon returning in September, i<)03, we found to oiu' regret that our number 
had greatly diminished ; in fact, made smaller by a half, for now we could muster 
only twent\' men. I'.ut these twenty, like the Spartans of old, (li<l not rel\' upon 
nundiers alone, Init upon (piality, and entered rpon the Junior duties as men. 

r.y this time some slight thought of the responsibilities of life be.gan to creep 
into the minds of this famous old class. The obstacles that were put in the way 
were surmounted, one after another; higher and higher was set the standard and 
ever onward we rushed to attain it. ( )bstacles. <lid 1 sa\-, well rather barriers, for 


I doubt if there has ever been a class at this old institution that has had to pass 
through a network, set so dexterously to entangle a foot that might for a moment 
go astray. I'.ut wlicn a comrade did get entangled through some misfortune 
other than pure maliciousness, the class, as (jue man was ever ready to stand by 
and lend a hel])ing hand. 

Tile nucleus of the varous teams was again called forth from our class and 
did the excellent work which has always been one of its chief characteristics. The 
Christmas exams, were soon over, Easter came and went, and June with its final 
examinations loomed up dark before us. Nothing daunted, we worked gallantly 
onward, the final exams, came and went, and we stood clothed in the garments of 
the Senior Class. The pride of that moment is far beyond the power of mv pen 
to picture to you, and I will not tire you with my weak efforts. We were proud. 
Let it go at that. 

This vacation, as all vacations have the detestable haljit of doing, passed all 
too quickly, and we returned to college to take up the responsibilities of the Senior 
Class. These responsibilities we cheerfully accepted and carried out, we earnestly 
ho]je. to the satisfaction of those in authority ox'cr us. 

( )ur class had by this time decreased to the number of fourteen, but we 

yet fin-nishe(l a g lly number to participate in athletics. The Senior year passed 

swiftly by, and we stand before you, four years' work completed, we hope, satis- 
factorily, and read\' to step out into this old w(}rld to see what she has in store 
for us. 

We do not think lightl\' (if it. nor do we supi);ise that there is any thing but 
the best expected of us, and we ho] e that when in later years you hear of good 
and noble achievements, and look out over the hills towards the origin of them, 
you may see, floating ]iroudl_\- in the breeze, the lUue and Gold of Nineteen-five. 


Prophecy of the Class of 1 905 

P(.)N BEING chosen by my classmates to prophecy thc-ir futures 
and lay them bare before the public, I imniediatel}- set to 
work to fold back the misty curtains that intervened between 
the present and what was yet tn come, so that we might see 
clearly what was in store for us. 1 realized at once that m\' 
task was no easy one. That the future of every man was 
somewhere clearly plotted out, I felt quite sure, for the sages 
and prophets of old advanced the theory, and it is not for me to dciubt their words. 
For months I searched in vain, imtil one da\' while in Washington, I chanced to 
see upon a theatre billboard the following inscrii)tit>n : "Keller, the world's 
greatest magician and hypnotist." As 1 read these wiirds, a hap]iy thuught 
occurred to me, and it was this: "Why should 1 not go to see .Mr. Keller, tell him 
what I souglit, and ask for advice. If he could not tell me, then who could?" 
And so 1 went, not to the theatre, but to his rocmi in the hotel. 1 was cordially 
received and attentively listened to. and when 1 had tinished, he smilingly said: 
"My dear sir. you need worry no longer, for 1 think 1 can put \'ou in possession 
of the details for which \(iu are searching. \'nu don't mind l)eing hypnotized do 
}'ou ?" And upon my assurance that I did nut mind, he arose and came towards 
me. The smile wore from his lips and he was all seriousness. 

"I am going to send your mind to ln<lia." he said, "and there ujion the 
banks of the Ganges, just twenty-three miles from l.vicknow, is an old mon- 
astery that was inhabited thousands of years ago by magicians. In it to-da\' lives 
the King of Magicians. He is many hundreds of years old,^ and has power that 
will enable him to get the information that you desire about your classmates." 

"Now while one is hypnotised he sees and hears many things, but remembers 
none of them u])on waking, so if while in the trance, you will tell me what is 
occurring. 1 will write it down so that yon may have it when \ou awake." 

With this he looked me steadily in the eyes a moment, made a few passes, 
and my eyes began to close, for 1 felt a great temptation to slee]). 1 remember 
nothing else until I heard a clap of the hands and some one saying, "Vou are 
awake." In obedience my eyes opened, and there sat i\lr. Keller smiling at me. 
and before him on the table lay several sheets of paper covered with writing. 
These he handed to me. saying, "There is your experience, and a notable one it 
is." I thanked him a thousand times for his help, and, taking my leave. I 
hastened home to read those precious ])apers. 

It appears that in ni}- trance i first found myself before the massive tloor of 


the monastery, and upon lifting and letting fall the great rusted knocker, was 
admitted 1>\- the magician, who evidently expected my coming. His hair and 
beard were snow wliite and his quick eyes shone like heads of hre. lie was 
clothed in robe and sandals resembling closely the nld Roman costume. With- 
out a word he conducted me alnng massive dark halls and at last into a great 
riKim. the magniticence of which 1 will nnt attempt Ui describe. 

lie motioned to a seat and then (|uestioned as tn who had S"nt me and what 
1 wanteil. 

L'pon telling him, he asked for the names of my classmates, and wrote each 
name upon a separate piece of paper. He then rang a clear silvery bell that hung 
directly over the table, and into the room there stepped a servant, black as the 
ace of spades, yet arrayed in a spotless white toga. 

Without looking up, the magician said : "Send me fourteen of my elves." 
The servant retired with a low bow, and almost immediately there came in four- 
teen droll little elves, and as I looked I thought of the stories of Ri]) \'an Winkle. 
These little fellows quickly arranged themselves in a semicircle in front of the 
magician and dropped on the right knee. The magician handed each a paper with 
a name upon it, and said : "I want you to hunt up the records for the next twenty 
years to come and find, at the end of that time, what each of these men has done." 
The elves bowed low and retired. The magician threw some blue powder on a 
fire that burned brightly on the other side of the room, and then chatted pleasantly 
upon several topics until, in a surprisingly short while, the little elves came back, 
each with his sheet written full. These the old man read to me in ahibabetical 
order, and this is what he read : 

ISyron, W. Id., Ijetter known as "I'u.g" to his classmates, went into the leather 
business after his graduation, and now owns the largest tannery in the world — 
that of Williamsport, Maryland. While at college he was rather shy when around 
the ladies, but the latest reports have it that he is now often seen making his way 
to a certain house with his guitar under his arm. There he sings and plays to a 
p-rett\ dreamy-eyed maiden until the wee small hours of the morn. 

"I'ug" was ever a hustler; he has done well in business ; has several im|)i)rt:nit 
inventions to his credit, among them an instrument for measuring the area of an 
irregular surface — an instrument vastly important in the measure of hides. 

.Mr. r.\ron has also dabbled in iiolitics. and has been vary successful therein. 
If rumor has it correct, and we have no good reason to doubt it. he is a candidate 
for the next governor of .Maryland, and stands far in advance' in the f;ivor of 
the people. We wish him a victorious cami>aign. 

Cockcy. J. C. After his i^raduation from M. A. C. "Jack" entered the draft- 
ing dejiartnient df the Westinghouse Electric Comiiany. and 1)\ diht;ent apphca- 
tiiin. rose rapidly, until he is now in charge of the entire department. "Jack" 
has made one great change in the department, that is. the introduction of drafts- 
women instead of draftsmen. lie finds the work far easier, and ci^rtainly far 
more to his liking, lie says his only trouble is that the women want to ilo all the 
hossing. and he has to acce])t the jay for it as if he had done it himself. 

Althongli he is much occriiied with his work, especially those who do the 
work, he always finds time to run down to his big farm at Owings Mills, where his 
wife and little Jack eagerly await his coming. He still retains his love for the 
military, and has risen to commaixl of the State militia, of which he was a member 
when still at M. .\. C. lie has made many improvements in the military of the 
State, and his State appreciates the fact. 

r^ig.ges. \\. 1). Those who knew "(irimes" best in his college days might have 
guessed that he would adopt the motle of life which he has taken uj) — the job 
of living easy on an immense tobacco ])lantation, the largest in the State of 
Mar\land. "(".rimes" always did know good tobacco when he saw it. lie was 
able to stand upon the tennis court at college and tell you what kind of tobacco 
was being smoked b}' a boy who was leaning (;ut of a window on the top Hour 
of the Iwrracks. A man w ith so delicate a recognition of tobacco would have lieen 
doing his State an injustice by .going into anything other than toliacco growing. 
His shyness when around the ladies soon wore off, and it was impossible for him 
to remain a bachelor. 

His eldest son is following in his father's footsteps, and is doing well at M. 
A. C. We wish him his father's success. 

Duckett. M.. the largest real estate man and financier of the day, has made 
a great success in his profession. While at M. .\. C. he took the mechanical 
coiH'se. but he soon found that to handle real estate and real cash was more in 
his line. He no sooner came to this conclusion than he acted upon it. He has 
certainly succeeded, for it is rumored that he tires of cornting his money. Al- 
though a shrewd real estate man. he was not shrewd enough for a young miss 
who lived in the vicinit\' of his old home, for she soon had him ro])ed in c mi- 
])letelv. The ha])py pair now live in Washington, and although Washington has 
fine amusements and s])lendid o|)portunities for rowing and yachting, there seems 
to be a peculiar fascination for them in the little branch of I'dadensburg. They 
sometimes row up and down this stream for hours and chat about old college 


days, tlie storming and capture of Hyattsville on Hallow'ecn nii^lit of njos, and 
of the famous HooUy Gang that once existed in these parts. 

Hayman. E. T.. the noted pedestrain of the class, went, in the fall of 1905, 
to Panama to participate in the construction of the canal. The climate was ex- 
tremely warm, but "Chief" did not mind perspiring, and he never gave up when 
surrounded by adverse circumstances. By his diligence and marked ability he 
soon rose to the position of inspecting engineer, and it is a well founded fact 
that the successful completion of the greatest of all canals is largely due to the 
skill and untiring efforts of Engineer Hayman. IJut Edgar soon tired of life 
in the tropics, and realized that in old Worcester he could be more content than 
anywhere else. The interest which he had always had in the oyster industry was 
newly aroused on his return, and the tremendous stimulus given to the oyster 
industry in the State of Maryland, where he owns many large packing houses, 
was brought about by him. Having seen the Hayman Oyster Bill passed, he now 
resides on the sea shore of old Worcester, where, with the sweetheart of his col- 
lege da\s and little Edgar to cheer his heart, he lives in perfect contentment. 

Krentzlin, j. J. A., as was prophesized by his classmates at college, made a 
name for himself in the electrical world. He entered the Revenue Cutter Service 
soon after leaving M. A. C, but finding his sphere too narrow and aspiring to 
higher things, he left the service and entered Cornell University, where for 
four years he pursued the study of Electrical Engineering. Having shown his 
remarkable ability as an electrical engineer while a student, immediately upon 
graduation he was offered the chair of Electrical Engineering in that university, 
and accepted the same. His name having been blazoned abroad so much before, 
it was not surprising to the scientific world when it was announced that the 
Kreutzlin s\ stem of wireless telephony was C( mpleted. the greatest and most suc- 
cessful inxention the world has seen along electrical lines. The Kreutzlin wire- 
less telephone is a small intrument tliat may be carried in itie vest jjocket, and 
hv jjressing a button, the owner can talk to anyone, anywhere at an\- time. 

Professor Kreutzlin has written several works on electrieitw among them 
"The Development of Wireless Telephony." "l-'kctrical Eights in the College," 
and "How to Prevent College Students from Burning t )ut Fuses." The Pro- 
fessor and his charming wife, a one-time Southern belle, reside in Ithaca, where 
thev are great favorites, es]5eciall\' with the university students. 

.Mackall. j. Xathaniel. Tlie summer after his graduation at .\l. A. C, "Kal" 
began work with the .Marsland (>eological Survey, k'inding the woi'k here too 


limited and tlie salary too small, he set sail for the Fiji Islands in the fall of lyio, 
to find a broader field in which to labor, lly his untiring energy and ready adapt- 
ability to the manners and customs of the natives, he was soon promoted to the 
])osition (if Chief of tlie Highway Division of the Fiji Island Geological Survey. 

"Rat" ever kept in mind on his old question: "What's home without a wife?" 
which we heard st) nuich at college, and it was with little surprise that we find 
him returning in a few years to Prince Frederick to claim the fair damsel of his 

John felt that his real home was with the Islanders, and after a few months' 
sojourn in his native State he, with his liride, returned to live with the Fijis, where 
he rightly belongs. 

Xicholls. R. I). Soon after his graduation "Xick" decided that his future 
lay in the study of medicine, and so in the fall of 1905 he entered Georgetown 
University, to pursue his studies. We heard little of him for four years, but at 
the end of that time there suddenl)- apjjeared a Dr. R. I). Xicholls upon the 

Dr. Xicholls is known throughout the entire ci\ilized world on account of 
his great discovery of "How to keep college bo\s awake." In his college days 
he was troubled so much by the great temptation to doze that he devoted a con- 
siderable time to the study of this disease, and has at last introduced his great 
remedv. Dr. Xicholls has made a great success in his chosen profession, and is 
to-day one of the leading physicians of the country. So well was his ability recog- 
nized that at the meeting of the Associated Doctors of America, a few days ago, 
he was unanimously voted the presidency of the association, a position that can be 
reached by none except the greatest physicians. Mrs. .Xicholls is justly proud of 
her husband and in his new capacity. 

After graduating from the Maryland Agricultural College in June, 1005, 
"Ape" pursued still further his favorite study — chemistry. He spent two years 
in the laboratory at M. .\. C. at which time, after diligent work and constant 
application, he resigned to take a better position at the University of \'irginia. 
But with all his work "Ape" never lost tl-.e soft spot that he always had in his 
breast for the ladies while at M. A. C. 

"Ape" was about as fickle as he was industrious, and while we expected him 
to marrv a girl of his native town (and so did she), we were s'^ddenly surprised 
bv the news that he had married Miss I'dank. of Charlottsville. \'a. 

The Parker ])rocess of making iron has made him fanmus. lie is now head 
of the Department of Chemistry at the University of N'irvinia. and in the eyes of 


scientific men he is one of the ablest men of to-day in the field of Inorj;anic 

Smith. W. '1\ "Smitty" liked nolhini;- better than a good game of liall, and 
so after his graduation he went South to play in the big Southern league, inci- 
dentally to rest from his scholastic work before entering upon a business career. 
It could not be ex];ected that he could resist the demure Southern maidens, and so 
when he returned to his native State, some eighteen months later, .Mrs. Smith 
accompanied him. Mr, .Smith graduated from M. .\. C. as a mechanical engineer, 
and has continued along that line. He is now the most successful contracting 
engineer in the country, and his yearly dividends would make John 1). Rocke- 
fellow blush for shame. .Mr. Smith's latest and greatest achievement was the 
construction of a susiiension bridge across the I'atomac at one of its widest parts. 
It is a structure svcb as mechanical men came miles to see. Mr. Smith has just 
cliisetl his summer home and started for a trij) al)road with his wife and family. 

Sonimerville, J. W. 1'. "Stubl)y" now owns and operates several of the 
largest coal mines about Cumberland, lie has made inventions and improvements 
in mining that have sa\ed the li\'es of thousands of the men who toil under 
ground. This an<l his abilit\' to handle matters financial has placed him well 
forward in the ranks of the Captains of Industry. "vStubby's" weak point, his 
admiration for the l;idies, soon got the better of him, and not long after his grad- 
uation, he swept down u])on the little townshiii of llerwyn and carried away one 
of its damsels, lie was pursued, of course, but "Stubby" was always able to 
handle those legs of his, and so got away with his jirize. He is also treasurer of 
the jNIarvland .\thletic .\ssociation. and his training in collecting athletic dues 
at college now st.-uids him in good stead. It is rumored that he can pull a man 
out of bed in the sm;ill hours of the night and make him ])ay his dues, in fact, 
"Stubb}" says that it is the best plan ; for the man is so s!ee]\\' that he i)ays almost 
any sum to be left alone. 

Suavely, E, I I. 'I he \er\- summer that he left college, he entered the 
Revenue Cutter Serxici'. \'<y the diligent work which had always characterized 
him at college, he ro.^e to first lieiUenant, ard soon afterward to cajitain of the 
neatest and swiftest craft in the service. Me ha> done good work for I'ncle Sam 
in ]>rotecting our coasts and industries, ;md bis praises ba\e many times been 
sung in the records of ihe War 1 )ei)artment. Just after his prouKition to first 
lieutenant he asked for and received a furlough for sever;d months. The next 
thing heard of him w;is he h;id gone West. \ow, as the m;igician read this, 
mv mind at once pictm-ed to me his room at the old college, where upon the 


l)iircau stdod [\:c picture of a swccl- faced <^\v]. If asked who she was. liis cinly 
reply was a smack of tlie lijis and, "( )li ! that's a little Western ^irl of mine." 
'I hat ex])lained his trip West. 

'Idle ma,i;ician contin\ied : "lie has made .some very valuahle desii^ns of 
machinery now in p< ssession (d' the .Xavy Deiiartment ; for. despite his .sailor life, 
lie still clin.Q;s to the tendency to (lesi,L;n. acipiired while at collet^c." 

v^turgis, C. Cden always wa.s a speaker, in fact, he is said to have lieeii 
ahle to talk when only a few weeks old. The politicians of Snow Mill recei\ed 
him with open arii's, and almoit before he realized it, he found himself in the 
State Senate. .\'ow Senator Sturgis alway.s was a leveldieadcd fellow, and 
his first act in the Senate was the presentation of a bill to improve his . Iliini ,!/<//. r 
ill many ways. The bill, under the Senator's elo(|uent giiidaiKW went tliroiii^^b 
without a hitch, and the old college is much indelted to him. for. b\ this bill, 
its beauty and efficiency was increased one hrndred per cent. 

Now Glen, like "Stubby," had a longing in his heart for old I'lcrwMi. lie 
also made a swoop upon tlie town and carried off a bride, and was also pursued. 
He got as far as Paint Branch liridge when he was overtaken. I le (|nickl\' 
mounted the side of the bridge, and so great was his eloquence that he i|uelled the 
raging multitude and was allowed to proceed in peace. 

State Senator is all right, but why stop tliere? And so in Kiio he was sent 
to Washington as the Senator from Maryland. 

White, W., to his classmates known as "Fes," pcrsued his study <if mathe- 
matics and civil engineering, of which he was especially fond, and after two years 
went to South America as Government Surveyor, lie did well in this cajiacity. 
brt soon tired of the climate and the copper-colored damsels of that region, and 
returned to his native State. As good fortune would lia\e it. he returned just 
in time to find vacant the chair of Mathematics at the Maryland Agricultural 
College. This fine position was offered him and he immediately accepted. .Ml 
of his old friends were indeed glad to have him back among them and hoped 
that be would stay, but they were doomed to disa])poinlment, for after two years 
and a half, the Professor introduced a new mathematical science, and was very 
shortly after called to accept the chair of Mathematics at Harvard I'niversily. 
The Professor and his wife there kept o]X'n house to the strdents, by whom he is 
held in high esteem. "xAlthough Harvard is all right" says the I'nd'essor. "1 
think I shall send little Wellstood, jr.. down to .M. .\. C, where he can gel the 
benefit of a militarv traininsr." 


Ode of the Class of 1905 

Air, The Marseillaise Words by J. A. Krentzlin 

On the granite hills which tower 

O're the rapid rushing tide, 
Where the broad Potomac rushes 

To the bosom of its bride ; 
Where the birds are always singing, 

Where there's humming of the bees, 
\\'liere the sun and shadow mingle always. 

There she stands, old M. A. C., 
All alight with beauty bright. 
With brow undimmed. 
Dauntless and brave. 
She awaits her destiny. 

Not from iiiles of sculptured marble. 
Though her walls are fair to see, 

Will her fame be spread in story? 
In the ages yet to be : 

But the one who writes her history 
Will inscribe with burning pen 

How she lives in lives of noble men. — Chorus. 

Stand we here a band of Seniors 

Who have Juniors ceased to be. 
We are guardians of our College — 

Let us serve with dignity. 
As we strive with faith undaunted 

Her good works to keep alive ; 
Mav we ever exemplify her fame. 

Arise, old 1905, our lianncr now unfurl ; 
Strive on, fight on 
E'er to increase 
Our Alma Mater's tame. 


Junior Class 

President L. Dassett 

\'ice President II. I). W'illiar, jr. 

Secretary G. AI. Mayer 

Treasurer H. T. J. Caul 

Historian L. F. Zerkel. 

Class Colors — Red and White. 

Hickety! Hi! 
Hickety! Hix! 
Hickety! Hickety! 

Motto — "Kon Quis sed Quid." 


L. Bassett Cambridge. Md. 

H. J. Caul 87 \\'est Genesee street, Buffalo, N. Y. 

R. H. Dixon, jr Cambridge, Md. 

J. J. T. Graham ■ Ingleside, Md. 

R. F. Goodell East Patrick street, Frederick, Md. 

W. B. Harris Coleman, ]\Id. 

C. L. Eippincott Grafton, W. \'a. 

G. M. Mayer Frostburg, Md. 

J. W. Mitchell Englewood, Fla. 

.\. M. McNutt ."^Berkely, Md. 

E. I. Oswald Chewsville, Md. 

C. S. Ridgeway B.eltsville, Md. 

J. L. Showell Berlin, Md. 

S. P. Thomas Sandy Springs, Md. 

F. R. I!. Waters Seat Pleasant, Md. 

II. I). WiUiar, jr Buxton, Md. 

R. \'. Wot)d I'arnesville, Md. 

L. F. Zerkel Eura\ , \ a. 


History of the Class of 1 906 

( )iicc upon an cvciiint;' ilrear\-. 
While I 1 iindeu'il. weak ami weary, 
( )ver many happy days 
I'assed in strantie and devious ways, 
Since iiur entrance into College 
To partake oi work and plays ; 
Recollections quickly stealing. 
Filled my soul with softened feeling. 
For ]3leasures passed and victories won : 
For niilile things, most nobly done 
r.y the Class of 1906. 

I recalled our trejiidation. 
At our first examination. 
How we hoped and how \\ e pra\ed 
'Twould not l)e hard nor long delayed. 
And. when it came, the lively jo_\- 
That \^■as felt by each new boy ; 
As he saw with great delight 
That the worst was only fright; 
And that his name was now enrolled 
In the longed-for, sorght-for fold 
Of the Class of 1906. 

When again our thovghts were free 
From hard work that had to be. 
And could homeward quickly flee ; 
In separate groups of two or three. 
On the campus then each night 
Those thoughts took unchecked flight 
To our sweethearts and orr mothers. 
In those days we thought of others 
As dire home-sickness en us rolled. 
Touching heart and saddening soul 
- ( )f the Class of 1906. 


For this weakness we were chided, 
And "persuaders" swiftly glided 
In a vain attempt to check 
This disease, which threatened wreck 
And ruin to us. But a fortnight 
Of diversion, made us downright 
Proud and full of animation. 
Primed with youthful expectation, 
To l)c rid of Soph annoyance. 
That had chased away the buoyance 
From the Class of i()oC). 

But again, how sad to tell. 

We continued to get h 1. 

'Twas, they said, on general principle. 
That we might not grow invincible. 
By being gently thus abused, 
(Without our being mucli confused), 
We ere long took "rat medicines" 
Without the least of reticL-nce. 
lUit, wliv dwell on things of sadness 
For athletics soon made gladness 
For the Class of 1906. 

There oi;r triumphs first were gained. 
For our athletes worked and trained 
For the football teams, and claimed 
Part of the skill that made us famed, 
As a School with winning teams. 
But, athletics soon did end 
(They tell me all things have that trend.) 
We took leave on our first holiday. 
For home once more all free and gay, 
.\nd "Thanksgiving Turkey" put away; 
This, the Class of igoA. 

Wlicn to College w^ returned. 
With hard work we were concerned. 
E.\ams. again stared iii our faces. 


These completed, we retreated 
To our homes with quickened paces. 
Ah! How well do I remember 
That home-going in December; 
And how, returning, we related 
That this Christmas should be rated, 
Best that we had ever known — 
All the Class of 1906. 

Three long months then dragged away, 
With lots of work and little play. 
Often we would sit and ponder 
On some things the poets say — 
"Absence makes the heart grow fonder,' 
Which to us seemed that it may 
Have been written by a "jay," 
Or one knowing not his business anyway. 
Yes, that time was very blue 
(I remember well, — Don't you.') 
for the Class of 1906. 

Then came Easter, and with that, 
Manv games with ball and bat. 
In baseball we now "stood pat," 
"Rooted" we, "( )1(1 Boy," and "Rat." 
We recalled the three months lowly, 
That had gone so very slowly. 
And thev seemed like dreams unholy. 
For our Campus now was seen 
Changed from gray to brightest green, 
.\nd spring cast a clear, bright sheen 
C)'er the Class of 1906. 

Final exams, now drew near. 
But our class had little fear; 
For, to most of us, the work 
Was a task we did not shirk. 
The little hardships they imposed. 
We still encountered with repose. 
These completed, quick we shifted 
From work to play, while sadness sifted 


Tlirou,ijh a sic\-c of pleasures stea(l\-, 
I-'or joys lit "I''iiial Week" were ready 
lun- Ihe Class of u0>. 

In that week of fun and ])leasnre. 
Came experiences we treasure, 
For it held the fullest measure 
Of excitement mixed with leisure. 
Commencement and June Hall 
Us delighted, one and all. 
We, as "Old I'.oys" left 'till fall. 
With no more "medicine" to pall 
L'i)on us, as it had when we were "rats." 
Now we were Soph'mores, not still hrats 
In the Class of iijo(>. 

When school convened, '06 was there 
With stout resolves to do and dare 
.\nd no effort now to spare 
In exhihiting our share 
Of work and play. We knew in part. 
Our duties now ; and every heart 
Was pledged to deeper, harder study, 
liut one duty upon us fell 
For it was "up to us" to tell 

The "rats" how, with "persuaders," we could spcll- 
"The Class of 1906." 

In the fall of our second year, 
The Class of '06 hatl little fear 
It could not make itself the peer 
Of former classes, stranded here. 
Tills we think we did in ]iart. 
For our record from the start 
Had the "( ). K." mark u])on it. 
Some '03 man, "through his lionnet," 
Said his class would gain great lame. 
If it fought a foothall game 

W ith the Class of Hpri. 

I wonder if the aforesaid and the same. 
Remembers the Soph-Junior football game : 


And that his team sot Httle fame, 
F(ir this contest, far from tame. 
And this victory hard to get. 
With such things I must not fret 
My weary reader. This year passed, 
Like the former, and should he classed 
As one of much hard study, 
And of joys, whose glow was ruddy. 
For the Class of 1906. 

In this year, we began to view 
The aim of College life, with new 
And serious thoughts, and found it true. 
That to pass the Soph Class one must do 
The best he can. But time flew by 
And soon Commencement Day drew nigh. 
We now transferred the duties thrust 
Upon up for this year, and trust 
That we had shown ourselves full well 
Equipped, for doing what then fell 
To the Class of 1906. 

Many members then we lost. 
And returning, found at most. 
Only half the Class could boast 
Returning with us to our post. 
But, the few who did come back. 
Resolved manfull\ to attack 
Their work. ( )ne thing we learned — 
That the Juniors were concerned 
With attention to study and order, 
And we hope we have reached the border 
Set for the Class of lood. 

In athletics, as in past years, we appeared. 

And held our own, nor even feared 

The Soph-Junior Game, which cleared 

Us a score of six to "zip," and cheered 

Us to bolder flights. The Sophs now may 

Claim the glory of this fray. 

But still the score stands plainly out 


As the official record for this bout. 
(3f course, we do not mind what's said 
For zvc know that what stands head 
Is the Class of 1906. 

A concession that was granted us just now, 
(Putting Seniors, Sophs, and Juniors in one scow). 
Gave exemption from exams. This, to our brow. 
Brought smiles, provided we knew how 
To make a certain average mark 
In daily work. It's now like a "lark" 
To be free in exam, week. 
When you've done work which will speak 
For itself. We now put in hard licks 
So that this average we can fix 
For the Class of 1906. 

Our Theatre-party-l'.oys, have you forgotten that? 
And, how this day we stood quite "pat" 
With that sweet little bunch of "mat- 
inee girls?" But, my memory "plays me flat;" 
The real purpose for our hegira into town 
Was to have the Class-picture taken down 
At Bells. But business sometimes takes 
A purely second place, when one rakes 
Over old memories. So, for that reason. 
My putting pleasures first won't be treason 
To the Class of 1906. 

In looking backward. Classmates, we can feel 
That we've "done ourselves proud" in every deal 
Of the past. But, from ourselves, we can't conceal 
The fact that, in the future, duty's appeal 
Will be more strongly sounded than before. 
And responsibilities will crowd us by the score. 
Let us then, like men, resolve to strive and do 
What is expected of us. and establish a new 
And glorious record for ourselves — the Senior Class. 
So that praises from the faculty, and other friends, may pass 
To the Class of 1906. 


Good Luck to Naughty Six 

C. S. RidGeway 
S. P. ThOiiias 
O. V. WoQd 
R. F. GooDell 

H. D. WiLliar, Jr. 
H. J. CaUl 
R. W. RiCe 
L. F. ZerKel 

F. R. WaT 

J. L. ShQwell 

C. L. UppiNcott 
E. I. OswAld 
A. M. McnUtt 
L. W. WhitinG 

J. J. T. GraHani 
h- BasseTt 
G. jVI. MaYer 

W. B. Karris 

J. W. M|]tchell 
R. H. DiXon, Jr. 


Junior Grinds 

Jiassctt: "( )iily an inventor knows liow to borrow; most nu'n are therefore 

Caul : "When a man maketh a joke, let him not lie the first to laugh thereat." 

Dixiin : "Let anoth 'r man praise thee, and iKit thine own mouth ; a stranger, 
anil n(jt thine own lips." 

Ciraham ; "lie is all there when the hell rings." (The dinner hell.) 

(joodell : "1 am Sir ( )racle ; when I <i]:e my lips, let no dog liark." 

Harris: "If a word is worth nne shekel, silenee is wnrlh twn." 

I<ip|)ine( itt : "'IMie desire of the slcllifnl killeth him, fur his hands refuse 
to lahor." 

.Mayer: ".\ man lives h}- helieving something, not hy debating and arguing 
.;hout things." 

AleXutt : "lie that would be a great commander, hath an awful task before 

Mitchell: " 'Tis hard for an em])ty sack tn stand uiiright." 

f)swald: "Let a man be ever so Christian :ind humble. 

Let a woman smik. he will blush .and stumble." 

Ridgwax': "With skillful hands he will dig and sow. 
This manikin behind the Ime." 

Showell : "1 do but sing because 1 must and pipe but as the linnets sing." 

'J'liomas: "lie never knew i)ain whu iKxt'r fell the ])angs of love." 

Waters: "If a donkey liray at you, do nut l)ray at him," 

^\'illiar: "I^et ever}- man enjoy his whim; 
Wliat's he to mc, or I to him?" 

Wood: "If an\' would not work, neither should he eat." 

Zcrkel : "With graceful steps he struts the floor 
And .smiles on maidens fair, galore." 




President A. E. Blair. 

\'ice-President G. W. Firor. 

Secretary and Treas. . .N. ?>. Mcrryman, Jr. 
Hi.storian J. F. Zouck. Colors — Maroon and Black, 


Rickety — ax — coax — coax ! 

Rickety — ax — coa.x — coax ! 

AVah — hoc — all ! 

Wah — hoo — ah ! 


Rah— Rah— Rah ! 

Sopliomore — Sophomore — Sopliomorc ! 

Motto — "Quis, quid, fice.s. fices bene." 
49 . 


W. II. Adam.s Princess Aniic. J\Id. 

A. N. Bowlaiid Kingston, Aid. 

E. A. Blair Baltimore. Md. 

R. L. Caperstany 

A. D. Cockey ( )\vings .Mills. Aid. 

J. A. Coale I'pper Alarliioro, Aid. 

J. B. Dirickson Berlin. Aid. 

J. W. Firor Thurmont, Aid. 

W. !'.. Kluharty Greensboro, X. C. 

j. \'. Gill Borin-^. Aid. 

W. .\. ( lassoway Darnestown, Aid. 

1{. r. I laslup Laurel, Aid. 

AI. A. 1 ludson Stockton, Md. 

H. L. Hatton Piscataway, Aid. 

C. H. Harper Baltimore, Aid. 

E. S. Halloway Rosary ville, Md. 

J. L. Iglehart Simpsonville, Aid. 

J. E. Jones Davidsonville, Md. 

M. C. Lewis Crisfield, Md. 

U. W. Long Selbyville, Del. 

W. B. Long Westover, Md. 

F. E. Linnell Falmouth, Alass. 

W. A. Lewis Bethseda, Md. 

E. G. Piedmont. W. \'a. 

\V. T. Alalioney Leeds. Aid. 

J. P. Mudd \\'ashington, 1 ). C. 

T. B. Mackall Alackall, Aid. 

X. P.. Alerr\iiian Cocke\sville, Md. 

11. II. ( )wings Simpsonville, Md. 

1'*. I 1. i'lnmaeher Alaracaibo. X'enezuela, S. A. 

.M. C. Plumaeher Alaracaibo, \'cnezucla, S. A. 

I I. W. Slin.^on Co!uml)ia. Aid. 

W. A. S. Somerville Cumberland, Aid. 

11. G. Tlirasher Deer Park, Md. 

k. j. Tillson Davis. W. \a. 

F,. C. Tillson Davis. W. \'a. 

S. T. \'ocke Baltimore. .Md. 

C. C. \'rooman Hyattsville, Aid. 

11. ( ). Williams Xanticoke, Aid. 

1„ \V. Whiting llvatlsville, Md. T. F. Zouck Glyndon, Aid. 

History of the Class of 1 907 

UFA' fi)i-ty-tive men entered the portals of the Maryland A.Ejri- 
cultnral College in September of the year 11)03, to take up 
their studies in the Freshman Class, it would have been hard 
to have found a more frightened lot of bo\s than these forty- 
five. l!ut. after the first few weeks of torment (which all new 
l)oys at college must pass through) had been gotten over, the 
class conmienced to take f()rm and to be not niereh' a bodv of 
boys thrown together in the same class. lUit seeing that their strength lay in 
their mnnber, they organized: and leaders sprang up. who. in nian\- instances, 
showed great abilit}-. 

Once when the So])hs lieeame too obstre]X'rous the class went out as a bodv 
and drove the Sophs within doors. This was something unusual, for the Fresh- 
men to get the upper hand of the Sophs, Nevertheless it was done in a fair fight, 
and the Freshmen were conceded the victory by the entire school. From this the 
class got down to hard work in their studies, and came well up to the mark in 
their Christmas examinations. 

From Christmas until Easter, was mostly hard study, and the entire class 
breathed a sigh of relief when they were ready to start home after having 
finished their FZaster exams. Hut now was the most pleasant part of the year, 
for the boys were able to be out doors and ]iarticipate in baseball and other 
atldetic s|)orts, so all were sorry when June came. 

( )n retiu'uing the following September they fomid their number greatly 
decimated, but several new members steppetl in td fill the vacant places. It ditl 
not take the class long to find out their increased ]^ower as Sophs and old boys. 
Tiiey were very careful to see that no Freshman broke any of the traditions of the 
college. After they had reformed among the new boys, they commenced to go 
liigher and thought it time something should be done to ]}lace their class on record. 
In a short while the\- jiledged themselves to the Faculty to observe the Honor 
System in theii" class and examination work. As usual, the Junior Class followed 
our lead, so in a few weeks they had established the same thing. 

The two classes met after Thanksgiving, in the annual Sophs-Junior game. 
it could hardly be called a game; for we outplayed the Juniors so much in the 
first half that when the whistle blew for the laeginning of the second half, there 
was not a Junior to be seen on tlie field. So they had to content themselves with 
a forfeited score to d to o. in [ilace of what in all likelihood would have been 

100 tlT o. 

At Christmas several members of the class left, so we had to start in the new 
vear with a class greatlv diminished in number. P>ut what we lost in numlx-r we 
gained in class spirit, .\lthough it is Udt a very large class that stands on the 
threshold of Junior dignities, yet it is a class that will stick together and remain 
loyal to the Black and Red f\ag of KJ07. 

Freshman Class 

President \. l'>. Crisp. 

Vice-President i>. R. Coo])er. 

Secretary and Treasurer. . . .0. C. Toad vine. 
Historian F. X. Vouni^djlood. 

Class Colors — Red and lUue. 


Rip! Rap! 

Snip I Snap ! 

Slick Rate! 

Freshman ! 

Motto — X'incemus omnia. 


R. S. Allen Rising Sun, Md. 

C. C. B. I'.ishop Snow Hill. Md. 

E. J. Bvron Williamsport. Md. 

N. E. Brice Annapolis, Md. 

C, G. G. Bailey Ilyattsville, Md. 

J. P. Brome Wallville. Md. 

G. G. B.ecker Baltimore, Md. 

I. D. Blake, Jr Baltimore, Md. 

i 1. C. Bennett Brandy Station, \'a. 

G. W. Campbell Selbyville, Del. 

G. P. W. Condon Perryville, Md. 

L. M. Church Washing-ton. D. C. 

B, R. Cooper Wharton, Md. 

F. B. Clark Keep Tryst, Md. 


A. 1'.. Crisp I'.nuiklyn Station. Md. 

J. 1). Darin- I'.rick l,n,lov, Md. 

C. C. Pay I)iil>liii. Md. 

G. \V. Dcirr 1 1 yatlsvilk', Md. 

F. \". Davis Hyattsvillc, Md. 

0. W. Firor Thurinont, Md. 

W. D. Groves EUicott City. Md. 

J. 1!. Gutliric Baltimore, Md. 

j. P. Griffin Highland, Md. 

D. P.. Gait HyattsviUe, Md. 

F. T. Gait HyattsviUe. Md. 

A. Gamero New York. X. Y. 

IT. P. Hoshall Parkton. Md. 

J. 1{. 1 laslup Savai^e, Md. 

A. G. 1 larr Forest Glen, Md. 

L. Hays Parnesville. Md. 

J. I L H.)!n-,ead Washin.t,non. D. C. 

R. H. Hall Parstow, Md. 

J. M. Hall HyattsviUe. Md. 

C. E. Hutchinson Fairmount, \\'. \'a. 

G. Janiieson Hu.e;-hesville. Md. 

J IP King Pocomoke City, Md. 

il. C. Knotts Kingston, Md. 

\\'. C. PeGore PeGore, ^P1. 

H.W. Pippincoll Grafton. W". \'a. 

P. G. Pockie Altoona, Pa. 

W. E. l<am])kin Washington, D. C. 

S. AP Powrey Rossville, Md. 

A\'. W. McCahe SelbyviUe. Del. 

F. C. .McSorley Stevensville. Md. 

C. F. Maver Frostbiirg. Md. 

H. Otis S.vkesville, Md. 

C. P. Milb.;i-.;-r.e Peonardtown, Md. 

11. W. ( )\vin,gs Sinipsonville. Md. 


p. p. Paull Buffalo, X. Y. 

H. L. Porter Oakland. Aid. 

J. Packard Rockville. Md. 

v. E. Rumig College Park. Md. 

A. J. Ritzel Westover. Aid. 

P.. Russell Washington, D. C. 

R. A. Stott Zaneytown. Md. 

O. H. Saunders Lankford. Md. 

J. P. Shaniberger Parkton, Md. 

R. L. Silvester College 1 'ark. Md. 

J. W. Sanford Washington, 1 ). C. 

C. Solari College Park, Md. 

A. L. Stabler P.righton. Md. 

.\. R. Todd Mt. Washington. .Md. 

( T. C. Toadvine Whitehaven, Md. 

W. M. Thomas Cross Roads, Md. 

1 1. R. Whiting Hyattsville. Md. 

C. M. Waggner P.altiniore. Md. 

G. W. Wilson Simpson ville, Md. 

A. R. Woodson Washington, D. C. 

F. \. Y( lungblood Norfolk, Ya. 

C. C. Zinnnerman Frederick. Aid. 

C. F. r.atman Puray. \'a. 

F. C. ( )rt Midland. Md. 

C. A. Warthen Kensingt. m. Aid. 

N. L. Warren Selbyville, Del. 


History of the Class of 1 908 

Or a Record of the "Diddings" of the Freshman Class 

\RLY in the fall of 1904 College Park presented a most lively 
scene. Every train was bringing scores of boys who were to 
undertake the trials of a college examination. 

Some of us took the examination for entering the Sopho- 
more Class, while the most of us tried for the Freshman Class. 
Many of us were successful, but a few failed. However, in 
whatever class we finally found ourselves, we gladh' accepted 
our humble hit and entered with a spirit that was creditable to us all. 

The first few nights were sjx'nt in arranging the scant supply of furniture 
.vhich we had brought with us, and we soon made ourselves comfortable. College 
opened on the fifteenth of September, and in less than three days we were busy, 
hammering away at our respective studies. Sonie were wont to neglect their 
studies and think of home. This home-sickness did not tarry long in the hearts 
of our seventy-eight memlicrs. as "College" at this time presented a most beautiful 
and welcome home. Tlie grand old building, nestled in a clump of trees like a 
chicken uniler its mother's wing. .Ml this and more seemed to drive away the 
home-sickness, and we were soon looking forward to our Thanksgiving holidays. 
During the period of time lietween the ojieiiing of school and Thanksgiving, a 
L;reat interest was manifested in football. We are ])roud to say that several mem- 
bers of our class took an active part in the many hard-fought battles on the 

Thanksgiving came and passed so ra]iidly that we hardly realized it was here, 
and we were soon back to our studies. .\t the time of this writing basket-ball is 
taking up the spare time of the boys. There is good material in the Class of '08 
!or a good basket-ball team. We hope that some will make the first team, which 
promises to be a winner. 

Raseball is occupying the minds of our old stars, and we will no doubt sur- 
prise some of our old rivals when we meet them on the diamond this coming season. 
Let us hope that the Freshman Class will be well represented in this manly sport. 

The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas passed very quietly and no 
event of any great importance took place. When "Old Chris" did come, he was 
given a hearty handshake and a royal welcome by everybody. Every one imme- 
diately made ready and took the first train available and hurried homeward to 
vreet the loved ones who were waiting for him. Manv did not forget some cer- 


hearts and smiling' tacts tn greet dear old Ai. A. C. and wish her a liapp)' Xew 
"^ ear, and to try for nuich better marks in our stuches than we made (hiring the 
last term. 

Spring now opens in all its glnry. allho' somewhat late, and seems tn pnt new 
life intii mn- hoys wlm have been confined to the buildings must of the time during 
tile cold months of the year. The Campus presents a most animated appearance. 
Xuml;ers are i>nt fnr the purjinse nf making the baseljall team, while others are 
training fur the track teani. The whole scene might lie compared with a huge 
imt-hill, so busy anil intent are they in their jiractice. 

Inauguration day comes ard goes and two hundre(l tired and dust}- boys 
return to the barracks for a good night's rest. 

That which now remains for I's is to finish up the year with the best possible 
records. \\'e have all worked hard, but this term means study and lots of it. The 
boys set to work with a will and no doulit will cnnie out victors in the hard-fought 
battles with their studies. 

What now follows mrst 1.x- more of a prophecy than a history. Reveille is 
very soon going to press, and this ]irevents me from writing a complete history of 
the class of '08. 

^^'e ])assed the wear\- morth.s after Christmas until Easter, and many of us 
luu-rie<l home after a long period of home-sickness and hard w-ork. The Ivister 
holidays canie and passed so rapidly that we hardly realized that w-e had been home, 
and we sometinies thought it more like a dream than a reality. 

Thanks to our instrrctors, the last few months passed most pleasantly and 
most rapidly. We must now prepare for our final exaniination. The finals came 
and passed, and we were ready to pack our trunks and return home for a long- 
stay, and bid good-bxe to Al. A. C. for the year, l^ach and every member of the 
Freshman Class feels ])roud that he was one of the noisy, n-iischievous and busy 
class of naughty eight, who, with all due respect to those at honie, turns and looks 
back with loving e\es at the musty walls of the buildings which are so dear to the 
liearts of all true lM"eshmen. The\- bid tlum a last f:irewell till another year finds 
ihem tramping up the long lane to find a warm welcon-;e awaiting- those who ha\-e 
spent so n-iany and prosperous hours in the rooirs and corridors of .\1. A. C". 

One thing more: Let n-ie prophesy a great and prosperous future to each 
and every ii-iember of the largest Freshnian Class in the State of Marylanil. May 
the meniorv of the Class of '08. and its "diddings" during the year of 11)05, li\-e in 
their hearts — forever ! 

Yk Class vSckii;i':. 


Preparatory Class 

President I\ C. Southard. 

\'ice-President P. S. Dickey. 

Secretary and Treasurer S. S. Xeale. 

Class Color — Green. 

Take me home ! 

N.\MK. .\DDRIiSS. 

.-\.ger , . Hyattsville. Md. 

J. F. Alli.son Washington, D. C. 

A. J. Beale Fort Howard, Md. 

L. G. Berry Hyattsville, Md. 

W. J. Baldt Chester, Pa. 

F. B. Beasman Sykesville. Md. 

A. S. Bryant Berwyn. .Md. 

L. H. Bowley Shepherdstown, W. \'a. 

.A . C. Breeden Sellers, Md. 

G. M. Breeden SoUers, Md. 

J. C. Bennett Brandy Station, \'a. 

-K. M. Besa Santiago, Chili. 

K. lUirgess Hyattsville, Md. 

J. P. Burwell I'hiladelphia, Pa. 

B. A. Carpenter Philadelphia, Pa. 

P. S. Dickey, Jr Baltimore. Md. 

C. F. Dudley Easton. Md. 

J. E. Darby Bucklodge, Md. 

L. R. ludnian Baltimore, Md. 

F. B. Enimert Washington, D. C. 

.\. B. Foster. . , . ." , .Santiago. Chili. 


C. B. Foster Sanuasn. Chili. 

j. P. Grason Tdw-son, Md. 

W. W. Hevser I lai^aTstown. Md. 

Al. D. HiiH-a Walkcrsville. Md. 

!•'. Kciily r.allinicirc. Md. 

A. J. Kir.^chner College Park, Md. 

i 1. T. Knio-lu. Jr Riverdale. Md. 

J. .\. Leggc Wasliiiisjtoii. D. C. 

S. ( ). Luna " I'ocasmayn. Peru. 

J. E. Merccron SykcsviUe, Md. 

T. K. Moore Washiiist.m. D. C. 

S. L. Neale i I'arlock. Md. 

M. Roberts Washington, D. C. 

\V. J. Russell Washino-ton, 1). C. 

E. W. Shaffer Laurel. Md. 

I'. C. Southard Wilmington. Del. 

J. P. Saver Washington. D. C. 

W. L. Shipley Sykesville, Md. 

G. Shipley College Park. Md. 

F. Stevenson Jessujis, Md. 

IL P. Sparks Washington, 1). C. 

J. Salinas Washington. I). C. 

C. II. Treadwell r.altiniore. Md. 

A. C. Turner Sollers, Md. 


Calendar for 1904-1905 


SciUcnihcr i^tli and 14th pjitrancc IvNaniiiKitioiis 

Tluirsilay. Si-ptcnihi-r 151I1. i p. 111 CulleCTc Work Piegins. 

l*ri(la\'. ( )cti)hci- I4tli iMfctiiis;- of Hoard of Trustees. 

Fridav, December ijtl: .Meetiiiij of ISoard of Trustees. 

Thursday, December 2;d, 4 ]). 111 First Term Ends. 

Thursday, Decembe' 2Jd. 4 p. m.. to Tuesday. January 3d, 

Noon Christmas ) loHdaxs. 

SEC( ).\'i) ti-:r.m. 

Tuesday. January 3d. Xoon Second Term llegins. 

Friday, March loth Meetinjj of Trustees. 

Friday, March 24th Second Te^ni Ends. 


Monda\-. .\hircli JJth Third Term I'.e^ins. 

Wednesday, .\pril li)th. 4 \). ni.. .d Tuesday, .\pril _'Stli. i p. m. . . l'"aster Molida\s. 

June 5th to loth I<"inal h'xaminations. 

Friday, June gth Meetini;- of lioard of Trustees. 

Sunday. June i ith Haccalaureate Sermon. 

Monday. June I2tii Class Day. 

Tuesday. June i^tli Almiuii Day. 

'\\'e(hiesda\-. Jime 14th. 11 a. m Commencement I'.xercises. 


Much Ado About Nothing 
A Comedy. 

( Apaliigiex til Sli(iki'Kp<>arc^ 


Loxc, Tom Proconsul 

Gun;- MAX Lord nii^hstc-a'ard 

J I M MS- Constable 

'.-<K\ssY His Roommate 

Drrrii 11aki-;k ( Self Explanatory ) 

Stuuhv .';/(/ Lieutenant Company "C" 


Grub-man's room — Midnin^lit, quiet disturbed by sudden alarm. 
Grup.-AIax (aroused from slumber) — if mine cars ])la_\' nic not false, soniethintj 

be amiss witliout. 
Di'TCii i'.AKKK — There they are! Harr! Harr! llarrl 

G. .N[. {to himself) — Ye Ciods ! What's the fracas? 1 must away. Where may 
those trousers be?' In sooth I find them not. Devil of a fix, this I \\'ell, 
'tis this night rol.-e or nothing; — methinks I'll don the robe. If I mistake 
not 'twas Sauerkraut yellinj^- fire. 


Mess hall. Enter Duteh Baker. 
D. r>. — Mine (lott in Ilinnnel. johnny I Come quick already yet! There's alto- 

i;ether scmethins;- doin. \ ;!s for you take so much a time? 
G. M. — Delay nic not, thou iiratinii" knave! 'Tis not a time for tritlinu;-. 

(Exit hurriedly.) 

".I" Hall, main barraeks. Enter ".Stubby" returnini^ from a late trip up 

the I'ike. 

Sri'i:i;i- — Methinks there's trouble brewing-, ."^oft ! Do 1 hear voices? 

(j. M. ((hi tire eseape. soliloijuiAn:.^) — This beastly liale chilleth me to the mar- 
row, and tl'uttereth my mantle about me nnich. "Pis lucky it be not day- 
lii^ht, for then lierchance some passer by mi.i;ln rubber this way. 

SrriMiV — C,m\ Wdt! I had <inly (Hic. ( -V'",;; '''/,;■ softly to hliiisclf at sii^lit of 
Johnny on tire cscaf^c.) ".M(.)nkey, monkey, bottle of beer; It's a monkey 
we have here?" And still that cor])ulent fi<Tiire seems familiar. He that 
you. johnny? 

G. M. — Ves. Summertime, tliou eiin jecturest well — but for Heaven's sake, eome 
and lend your aid. The bui dinq- burnetii, 1)ut tread softh and utter no 
word, nr we will have a ])anic. We nnist ha\e a lantern tn seek the source 
of this dire contlaj^ration. Let us then repair to the (lomieiliar\- reposi- 
tor\' i)f Lono- Tom. 1 fain would believe 1 smell smoke. Dost thou 

,'^T^•|;l■.^■ { M ninhliiii;) — \'o but there's to me that dark-brown, sniokx- taste. 

.\CT II, ScK.xiC I. 

Effect hclo7i.' /.<>",!,' 'I'ani's door. 
LoNC, Tom — There's someone wnuld seek entranee. perad\"eninre. Who's 

without ? 
G. M. — The steward, sir. I fain would speak with thee. 
1,, T. — Hold thiiu a nicment i ntil 1 have discovered my nether garments. 
G. AI. — I fear, frc m mine own e\]x-rier.ce of this night, that thou seek'st in \-ain. 

Make hurry, sir, the case is urgent. I'll take this lantern and hence follow 

at thy leisure. 
I,. T. — To be sure, Diogenes, take the lantern. I'll tarry nie not long. 

(/:.n-;/;(/. ) 

Scene II. 

North end of ".-/" hall, linter .linnny and ".Skinny." ro;;T'iv.s-;;/i;. 
I^I^•^•^■ — Who dost suspect. Jim? 
|lM.^l^■ — Everyone until ])roved innocent. 

Ski.wv — Dost thou? .\h ! Then thou art a duster. Ha! ha! 
Ilmm^i' ( Conteinftiioiislv) — Poor joke, jioorl}' timed. Let's away. 
'ki.x.w — How wilt find the rogues? 

jlMM^■ — Seek each in his own abode, and, finding him not, him will we hold 

( linter Lon;^ Tom. ) 

What ho! Is this the shafle of some goodly fellow who nn'slook taps 
for Gabriel's tnot ?' 
Skinw — .\lethinlcs 'tis some likely, and in his haste b.ath dunned the rube of one 

who occu])ied not sn long a trench. 
l.o.M. Tom —, im])ertinent imes! Knnw'st nut th\ fellnw f;icnltator ? 


Both — Sir, it regrets us (Hir mistake and luiiiihly we ask pardmi. Hut admit vou 

must, sir, that robe dntli ill hetit your tciwering frame. 
Long To.m — Enough! We come nut here ti> idly prate away the time. Can"st 

tell me the wliereabouts of his lordship, the hash-man? Soft! lie is 

Jimmy — What does he with a lantern? 

Long To.m — I know not, but peradventure, he looks for a dishonest man. 
Skinny — Ah! .\ second Diogenes. 

[Enter G. M. and Stnbby. and D. B.) 
Ji.MMY — Lieutenant, hast seen them? 
Stubby — Xo, but I've got'em. 
J I M my — Got who ? 

Stubby {Recognizini^ the speaker) — The headache. 

Skinny — They were making their e.xit by the rear window a little while since. 
Crub-m.\n (Excitedly) — Where is it? Where is it? 
Skinny — They're outside. 
Grub-m.\n — For God's sake! Where is it? 
Skinny — Where's what ? 
(iRUB-M.\N — The fire! The tire! 
Skin.\'\' — Fire h 1? Fve seen no fire. 'Tis merelx' some mischie\ous lads 

raiding the pantry. 
Grub-m.\n — Methinks there are bats in my Ijelfry. 
Dutch B.xkkr — Das ist recht. 
Skixxn' [To Jininiv) — Let us divide and make that inspection of which thou 

spoke not long ago. 

[Bxeiinf all.] 


Grub--m.\n (Perehed on the side of liis l>ed soliloqiiicin}:; ) — To night I am ])er- 
meated with the first gratifying thrills of true heroism. I doubt not but 
that a most dire panic would have ensued, had I not remained calm, and 
by my example of cool courage, system and forethought averted it. Ma\- 
haps fifty hopeful and promising lives have been retained within this veil 
of tears bv mine own effort. However, it gladdens me e.\ceediugl\ . when 
I contemi)late u]ion the uutoucheclress oi my pies. 

( Falls asleep. ) 
.\nd ere he woke, the college horn had twice done salutation to the morn. 

G. S., "05-" 
L, 1'. '/.., "0^1." 


Officers and Faculty of Instruction 

R. W. Silvester President and Professor of Mathematics. 

Tlios. H. Spence, A. M \'ice-President and Professor of Lang^uages. 

H. P.. McDonnell, B. S., M. D Professor of Chemistry and State Chemist. 

^^'. T. L. Taliaferro, .\. B Professor of Agriculture. 

James S. Robinson Professor Emeritus of Horticulture. 

Samuel S. Bucklev, M. S., D. \ . S Professor of \'eterinary Science. 

W. N. Hutt. B. S. A Professor of Horticulture. 

Henry Lanahan. A. B Professor of Physics and Civil Engineering. 

F. B. Bomberger, B. S.. A. .\I Professor of English and Civics and Librarian. 

Charles S. Richardson Director of !'h\sical Culture and Instructor in 

Public Speaking. 

1. Hanson Mitchell, M. E Professor of Mechanical Engineering. 

(. B. S. Norton, I\[. S Professor of \'egetable Pathology, Botany and State 


T. B. Sxmons. M. S Professor of Entomology and State Entomologist. 

Henr\- T. I larrison. . Princi])al of Preparatory Department, Secretar\- of Faculty. 


y. B. Robb. -M. S .\ssistant in Chemistry. 

F. H. Blodgett, M. S \sst. in \egetable Pathology. Botany and Entomology. 

R. H. Kerr, 1>. S .\ssistant in Chemistry. 

A. B. Gahan, 15. S Vssistant in Entomology and \'cgetable Pathology. 

W. R. \\'harton, .\. B Assistant in Chemistr\-. 

T. P. Gray, B. S Assistant in Chemistr}'. 

T. C. Blandford. M. E. ..\sst. in Mechanical De])t., .\cting Conuiiandant of Cadets. 

C. F. Doane. M. S Instructor in Dairxing. 

A. B. Foster. M. S Assistant in Chemistry. 

E. F. Garner. .M. E .\ssistant in Mechanical Department. 

E. W. Stoll, M. E Assistant in Mechanical De])artment. 


Joseph R. Owens, M. D Registrar and Treasurer. 

W. O. Eversfield. -M. D Surgeon. 

Miss M. L. Spence Stenographer and Typewriter. 

Mrs. L. K. Fitzhugh Alatron. 

E. P. Walls Officer in Charge. 

Wirt Harrison Clerk. 


Military Department 

j. Ck'ar\- 1 '.land ford Actini;- Coniiiiandant 


W'fllstood White. Cadet Major, 
(ilenworth Sturqis, First Lieutenant and Adjutant. 
E. n. Diii^i^es. P"irst Lieutenant and Quarter-Master. 


J. J. T. Graham. Sergeant Major. 

W. 1'.. Harris. Ouartermaster Sergeant. 

C. S. Ridgway, Chief Tnunpeter. 


E. higram ( )s\vald. Sergeant. 

Corporal Merryman. 

Private Cliurch. 


Officers of Companies 

C( ).\1I'A\\' •■li." 

A. A. 1 'arkfi- Captain 

E. T. Haymaii Si'CoikI I .iculcnaiit 

M. Duckett Second Liuntc-nant 

L. F. Zerkel First Sergeant 

R. F. Goodell Second Sergeant 

S. 1'. Thomas Third Sergeant 

F. R. 1'.. Waters Fonrth Sergeant 

C( )R1'( )UALS. 

F. II. ii(ill(i\va\. II. ( ). Williams, C. II. Harper, 

C. F. r.atnian, T. W. .Maekall. 

COMI'.WV "C." 

J. j. .\. KrerUzlin Captain 

E. I I. SnaveK I'irst l.ienlenant 

J. W. I', SonK-rville Secimd Lieutenant 

G. M. Mayer First Sergeant 

.\. .\l. -McXutt Second Sergeant 

II. I ). Williar Third Sergeant 

C. F. Fippineott iMiurfh Sergeant 

C( )I-;r( )R.\FS. 

j. r. .\hid(l, W . I'.. I'lrliartx-, II. II. ( )\vings, 

O. W, Firor. II. C. Thrasher. 

C( ).MI'.\XV -W." 

J. C. Cockey Captain 

W. 1 1. I'.yron First Lieutenant 

R. I). .Xichdlls Second Lieutenant 

1 1. J. Caul First Sergeant 

L. I'assett Second Sergeant 

R. II. Dixon Third Sergeant 

R. \\ WiKid I'onrth Sergeant 

C( )R\'( )KAI.S. 

A. I). Cdckey, I". Iv l.ini'ell. X. I'.. Merryman. 

.\. X. I'.c.wland, J. V. Z.nick. 

.sit'- ^ 



Company "B" Roll 


(.'a]ilain \. A. I'arkcr 

Imi'sI LiciiK-iuiiU 

^^i.'ct)iul LiciU,- r.;;it 1\. T. 1 layman 

Sccund Lii'iitfiK'tit M. Duckctt. jr. 

X( )\-!.'( )MMISSI( >\F.l) ( (FincI'.KS. 

iMrst ScrijvaiU I,. K. Zerkcl 

v^^LConcl Sergeant R. F. (i.xxlell 

Third Sergeant S. R. Thinnas 

Fourth Sergeaii-L F. R. 11. Waters 

E. S. HoUoway 11. ( ). Williams C. H. Harper 

C. F. I'.atnian T. 1'.. Alackall 


.Mien r.lake F.erry 

l',ish(i]i I'ldwly llreeilon 

llriee I'.rnMnie Crisp 

Darhy. E. Darin. 1). F'iror 

('.alt (".r(i\es llaslu]) 

1 Inlehinsdn Jamison King 

Linkins Long .MeC'andlish 

MeClure ' .Mndd Ort 

( )\\ings Packard Dnssell 

IMes Ritzel Stahler 

Slianiherger Shnwell \'roonian 

TnadN-ine Turner Woodson 

Waggner Walker Zimmi'rnian 

Ml'SlCl \XS 

t'lecker t'rapster Eidman 

I'.recdon. .\. Emmert l.owry 


Company "C" Roll 


Captain j. J. A. Krentzlin 

First Ficiitcnant F. H. Suavely 

Sccniid Ficutfiiant J. \\ . 1'. Sonicrviilc 

X( )X-C()MMISSI( )Xi':i) Ol'l'ICl'lRS. 

First Sergeant (>. M. Alayer 

Second Lieutenant \. M. McXutt 

Third Sergeant H. D. Williar 

Fourth Sergeant C. L. Lippincott 

C( d^l'( )1';AFS. 

J. 1'. .Mudd W. r>. I'hiharly II. II. ( )\vings 

(',. W. l<"iror II. C. Tlirasher 


AlHson .\limitt I'.ennett, B. C. 

Bennett, J. C. iksa. .\. ilesa, C. 

Capestany C:niii)lKll Churdi 

Clark Cdiipcr Cnndon 

Dirickson Cialt, D. ilayden 

Iloshall Lampkin Lewis 

Lockie Long Knight 

Mayer. C. McCabe McFarland 

Millnirn ('tis I'hiniacher 

KdhcTts Silvester Stinson 

Treadwell Whiting \aldes 

Company "A* Roll 


Captain J. C. Cockey 

First Lieutenant W. H. Byron 

Second Lieutenant R. I). Xicliolls 


First Serg-eant H. J. Caul 

Second Serg-eant L. Bassett 

Third Sergeant R. II. Dixon 

Fourth Sergeant R. \'. Wood 


A. D. Cockey 

F. E. Linnell 


X. Bowland 








( lUtlu'ie 


1 lattdu 








San ford 



Tillson, E. 





F. Zouck 

X. B. Merrxnian 










Tillson. R. 




& ^ 

^Ijr CJ^lnhs 

iTERAW many 

Officers and Members of the New Mercer Literary 


President A. A. Parker 

A'ice President W. White 

Seeretary R. H. Dixon 

Sers^eant at Arms II. D. Willair, Jr. 

Ager Davis Holmead AIndd, J. T. 

Allison Darl))' I lines ( )tis 

Bassett Day lliulscm Parker 

Blake Dixon Jamison Panll 

Batman Dickey Jones Pena 

Baldt Duckett Kenl\ Porter 

Besa, A. Emmert Kerschner Pyles 

Bennett, B. Firor, J. l^'HR Ritzel 

Berry Firor, G. Pewis, A. Rnssell 

ISecker Fluharty Pewis, M. Saunders 

Blair Gassaway Pong, U. Sant\)rd 

Bowland Gamero Pong, \V. Shaffer 

Breedon, G. Gait, F. Powry Smith 

Brice Gill Pima Somerville 

Burgess, C. Goodell Maekall, J. X. Slahler 

Burwell GrifiSn Maekall, T. B. Tills. .n, E. 

Byron, E. J. Groves Mahoney Todd 

Campbell I I arris MacSorley Turner 

Condon I lall Massey Warthen 

Cooper Harper McClure White 

Coole I laslup, J. E. Merceron, PP Whiting, S. 

Cockey, A. D. IIash:p, E. P. Merceron, J. Williar 

Clark Plays Merryman Wilson 

Church Ilayden Mitchell W'oodson 

Crisj) Hooper Mudd, J. P. N'ouughlood 

PROGR.\M C'( ).\I.M1TTEE. 

liassett, ehairm,-ui llu<lsiiu Maekall, T. 
MacSorlcy Zouek 


New Mercer Literary Society 

JIIE Mercer Literary Society was first organized by Dr. Mercer, 
of New Orleans, in 1858. A great deal of interest was mani- 
fested by the students at the time of its organization, but in 
i88g, its membership having diminished so greatly, it ceased to 
exist. This society was again organized on January 13, 1892, 
with Mr. Henry Holbapfel, Jr., as its president, and was known 
as the New Mercer Literary Society. 

It ran along with varied success for two years until in i8()4, when there 
was a number of public entertainments of an especially successful character 
held under its auspices. 

In the fall of 1894 the New Mercer Society was superseded by what was 
known as the Maryland Agricultural College Congress, consisting of the Sen- 
ate and House of Representatives. The Senate consisted of the members of the 
Senior and Junior classes while the Sophomore and Freshmen constituted the 
Ihnise of Representatives. 

At the opening of school in the fall of i8()6 the Maryland Agricultural Col- 
lege Congress failed to convene and theXew Mercer Literary Society was reor- 
ganized by Wm. S. Weedon and others, and has continued to grow and flourish 
until the present time. 

The interest exhibited in literary work has been remarkable in view of the fact 
that its members hold impromptu meetings on the various corridors while some 
other member hunts up the janitiir in order that he may obtain admission to 
some class room. Although the literary societies have no home, and their reg- 
ular weekly meetings have been seriously interrupted by lectures during the 
winter mouths, a great deal of progress has been made and a very creditable 
amount of work has been accomplished by this society and its rival — The 

The membership of the society has grown from its twenty-five charter 
members it its present enrollment of one hundred and one, the largest enroll- 
ment since its organization in 1888. 

In the debates, held a number of times during the year, between the two 
societies, the New Mercer and the Morrill, i>ur representatives, always make 
an excellent showing and are very often the winners. 

For several years the principal orator, and once or twice, also, the alter- 
nates were fu'rnished from the ranks of the New Mercer Literary Society 


for the Inter Colleoiate Oratorical Contest. Last year, at the first fnter-colle- 
giate Debate Ijetween Delaware College and M. A. C. the president of the 
New Mercer Society. Mr. Cruikshank, was one of M. A. C.'s debaters, and 
with admirable assistance rendered by Mr. Sturgis, president of the Morrill 
Society for this year, they were able to win the honors from their opponents. 

This year both (.)f M. A. C.'s representatives were selected fnmi the New 
Mercer Society. 

The anionnt of work which can be accomplished by a literar\- s()ciet\' in 
a small college is very great indeed. In its meetings students actpiire that free- 
dom of speech and grace of movement which can come only with continual 

The benefits derived 1)y an active member of a literary socict\- far exceed 
those derived from the same amount of time sjient in almost an\' other direc- 
tion. Literary work will develop a young person from a crude lad into a 
young man with a strong, clear and quick thinking brain. Let us all in the 
year to come take hold (if our society \\nrk with a renewed energv and tr\ 
to develo]! it and make its p(.)wer felt not onh in our own schoul but in our 
state and nation. .\. A. I'. 


Officers and Members of the Morrill Literary Society 

Glenworth Sturgis President 

J. J. A. Krentzlin \'ice President 

E. II. Snavely Secretary and Treasurer 

R. D. Xicholls Sergeant-at-Arms 


First Sergeant L. F. Zerkel Chairman 

Sergeant Waters Sergeant-Major Graham 

Lieutenant Havman 






Hennett, J, 



Bryon, W. 

Besa, A. 

Burgess, A. 





Cockey, J. 





Darby. D. 

1 ^igges 






Gait. D. 




Hall, R. 

I layman 











Lippincott. C. 

Lippincott, II. 






Mayer, G. 

Mayer, C. 












Owings, H. 

(Hvings, W. 

Plumacher, M. 

Plumacher, E. 












Sih ester 

Tillson, R. 



Thomas, S. P. 


Still son 

Thomas, C. E. 





Sonierville, A. 





Whiting, H. 





\ oeke 




The Morrill Literary Society 

XCIv the history of our Literary Societies has been given 
frdin year to year in this publication, it is only necessary here 
t(i sav a few words repinhng their organization and develop- 

The first literary society <if the Maryland Agricultural 
College was organized over fortx' years ago liy Dr. \N'. M. 
Mercer, of New Orleans. This was called the Mercer Lit- 
erarv Society in honor of its founder, and continued to enjoy varying periods of 
success until 1889, when it was no more. I'.ut it was seen that a literary society was 
a necessary adjunct to the college, and through the eft'orts of Professor F. B. 
Bomberger and others tlie society was reorganized in 1892 with the name of the 
New Mercer Literarv Societ\-, and has flourished since that time. 

In 1894 the Morrill Society was organized by T'rofessor R. H. Alvey. who 
believed that a friendly spirit of rivalry would give a stimulus to the literar\- 
work of the societies: and that he was correct in his lielief, has been shown 
by the most excellent work of the two societies in the past few years. The 
society took its name from Senator Morrill, who did so nnich for the advance- 
ment of the Agricultural Colleges throughout the country. 

The Morrill Literary Society has done good wcirk since its organization, 
and, though young, it has proved a worthy rival to the .\'ew Mercer, puttng 
up able men for every contest and never failing to lake an active jiart in an\- 
movement which would stimulate and eidiance the efforts of tlie students along 
the lines of elocution and tlebate. 

A sketch of the literary societies would be incomjilete if they failed to men- 
tion Professor Richardson, our most efficient instructor in h'locution, whose 
interest in ami enthusiasm for the work has been of untold benefit and pleas- 
ure to the mem1)ers. His devotion to the best interests of both .societies has 
been an ins])iratioii to the students at all times. 

The interest and untiring efforts of I'rofcssor I'.omberger have greatly en- 
couraged the literary societies ami helped the meml)ers to accomplish good re- 
sults. He is always ready and willing to leml his aid for any movement to- 
ward the advancement of the societies'interest and well-lx'ing. 

The annual debate with Delaware College has become a fixed part of the 
work of the two societies, having been held last year for the first time at 
Xewark. It was very gratifying to the memliers of both societies when the 
trophy of the debate was brought to ]\L .\. C. The .Morrill Society was rep- 


resciUc-d liy Mr. ('.Icnwurth Stiirj;is and tlic Xcw Alrrccr 1)\' Mr. L. \V. (.'ruik- 

The most adverse condition with which our society has to contend is the 
fact tliat it has no permanent liome — no room to call its own. It is not al- 
together inspiring to an orator to he making a speech in a class-room where 
he flunked tliat same day in mathematics ; and it is by no means pleasing or 
encouraging tn line u\> the members against the walls of the corridor while an 
improvised detective is sent in quest of a key to unlock the door of a ])rivate 

Let a room be priwided for our society — a room we can call our own — 
with sui:h equipments as are necessary for the accomodation of our members 
and the Morrill IJlerary Society will r^'ceive an im])etus in its work which will 
be most gratifying and encouraging to all. 

It is also impossible U> have literary work on lM-ida\- evenings when Fri- 
day evenings are given up to lectures and cntertaimuents. The lectures and en- 
tertainments are all right — most pleasing and desirable — but, of course, it is 
very obvimis that the literary work must sufifer as the result of the same. 

It might be advisable to have the literary society meetings once a month 
and at times when no other tliversion is on the programme. 

Let those that have the authority help us out in this matter. We hope and 
believe the environments of the societies will be improved and it is the fond 
desire of every member that the Morill Society may grow and flourish and 
continue to do the good work in the future which it has done in the past. 

G. S. 



Officers and Committees of the Rossbourg Club 

Captain Jno. C. Cockev President 

Jno. N. Mackall Vice President 

Captain Jno. A. Krentzin Secretarv 

Major Jno. W. W'liite Treasurer 



Major W. \Miite Chairman 

Caplain Jno. C. Cocke_\- Captain Albert A. Parker 

First Lieutenant and Adjutant G. Sturgis Sergeant F. R. P.. Waters 

Corporal E. S. Holloway Corporal C. Batman 


Captain J. J. A. Krentzlin Chairman 

Sergeant II. D. Williar, Jr. Sergeant C. L. Lippincott 

Color Sergeant E. I. Oswald Corporal J. P. Mudd 

Corporal A. N. Bowland Drummer F. B. Beasman 


First Lieutenant E. H. Suavely Chairman 

First Sergeant H. J. Caul Firti Sergeant L. F. Zerkel 

First Sergeant G. M. ]\Iaycr Corporal .A. N. P>i>\vland 

Corporal T. 1',. Mackall Private G. W. Pinck 


Jno. N. Mackall Chairman 

Sergeant Major J. J. T. Graham First Sergeant H. J Caul 

Sergeant Dixon Sergeant H. D. Williar. Jr. 

Sergeant C. L. I^ippincott Corporal A. D. Cockev 


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The Rossbourg Club 

TIKjL'SAXD HIvVKTS l)L-at happily, and when 
Mnsic arose with its vohiptuous swell 
Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spoke attain, 
And all went merry as a wedding bell. 

The social side of man"s natnre must be developed and 
trained as well as his physicial and mental organs. The Ross- 
bourg Club has a two-fold function to perform. The dances given 
under the supervision of its officers fill the xduthful hearts with delight and 
break the monotony of long hours of hard study. The social side of his being 
hrconies broader and all the gallantry and gentility of his nature shines forth 
in his endeavor to please when in the company of fascinating women than 
which there can be no better educator. What could appeal to one's better na- 
ture more strongly than the beautifully adorned hall filled with the harmonious 
strains of music, to which charming girls glide over the smoothly polished floor, 
showing in every step the very poetry of motion ? Could anything be more ele- 
vating or refining than the gentle conversation of lovely woman ? When the 
young man, filled with an exuberance of youthful spirit, glides trippingly along 
with the maiden fair of whom he is especially fond, and who, in all the gentle- 
ness of her nature, with soft eyes looks a world of love and sweetness into his, 
he forgets the dull care and weariness of life and sees only the sublimit}', the 
beauty — feels only the bliss and joy of living. 

The President and Faculty, realizing the importance and helpfulness of the 
organization, encourage and foster it in every way, tending to its advancement. 
To them we extend our thanks for their hearty cooperation and support. 

May the Rossbourg Club never take one step backward, but steadily im- 
prove as it has in the last few years. \\'e. who now liid farewell to these dear 
old walls, wall recall with thrills of delight the many pleasant dances given at 
M. A. C. 

Her feet beneath her petticoat 
I^ike little mice stole in and out. 

As if they feared the light : 
Rut O. she dances in sucli a way, 
No sun upon an Easter day 

Ts half so fine a sight. 


T. C. C. 

A Literary Cataclysm 

"Eug"CiK' Aram" stood on "The I'.ridg'e of Siglis" 
And said, "( ), AVoodman Sparc That Tree;"' 

"The Arali's Steed" hurried along, 
L'rged on by "Annabel Lee." 

"The I'.arefoot I'.oy" sang "The Song of the Shirt, 
"The \'illage blacksmith" his hammer plied ; 

"Maud iMuller" rang "The liells" for dinner, 
And longed for "Paul Revcre's Ride." 

"The Ancient Mariner" killed "Tlie Skylark," 
"My Highland Mary" wept for "Lenore ;" 

Said "Jim Rludsoc" I'll sing "Hiawatha," 
Ouoth "The Raven" nevermore. 

"liarbara Frietchie" moved the "Flag of the Free," 
"The Chambered Xautilus" drew out of sight; 

"The Face Against the I'ane" softly said, 
"Curfew Must Not Ring To-night." 

"The Pied Piper of Hamlin" gaily smiled. 

.\nd spun "The Yarn of the Xane\ Helle :" 
Quickly follows "John (".ilpin's Ride," 

And he's looking for "Piltle Nell." 

"The N'agabond's" told "The lUaek.smith's Story," 
"The Little Match <".irl" ])lie(l her trade : 

"The Lady of the Lake" told "Baby lielle" 
Of "The Charge of the Light Brigade." 


'Don Juan" paid "A Tribute to Coliimbus" 

At "The r.iirial of Sir John Moore:" 
••I-idhenli'iiilen" made a "llivouac of the Dead," 

•'A Soldier of the Legion" hears not the cannon's roar. 

•■C), Whv Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud?" 
Said "Hannah Binding- Shoes" by hand; 

"Xellie Gray" read "A Psalm of Life." 

"We Are Seven" (?) said "The Moneyless Man." 

"The La\- of the Last Minstrel" was heard 

At the time of "Alexander's Feast;" 
"Kentucky r.elle" had crossed "The Bridge 

More quickly than "Sheridan's Ride" at least. 

"The Wreck of the llesi)erus" was in "The Tempest," 

Dashed to pieces on ".\ Cruel Reef:" 
The farmer was "Driving Home the Cows," 

But stop! We've reached "The Last Leaf." 

G. S. 


Y. M. C. A. Officers and Committees 1904-1905 

Cglor Sero;eant E. I. ( )s\val(l. (15 President 

Sergeant-Major J. J. T. (iraliani. '(/>. .N'ice President 

Sergeant R. H. Dixon, of) Secretary 

Corporal C. PI. Harper. '07 Treasurer 

Professor J. P). S. Norton \dvisor)- (.)fficer 



First Lieutenant and Adjutant Glenworth Sturgis. Chairman 
Captain A. A. i'arker P'irst Sergeant L. F. Zerkel 

Mr. j. .\. .Mackall Private P.. C. Cooper 


Lieut. J. W. P. Somerville, Chairman 
Corporal C. 11. Harper Sergeant R. H. Dixon 

Sergeant II. I). Williar First Sergeant G. M. Mayer 

P.ilile Study 
A. (;. llarr. Chairman Private B. C. Cooper Corporal C. 11. Harper 


Sergeant-Major J. J.T. C.raham. Chairman 
Sergeant W. F. P.. Waters (Juarterma.ster Sergeant W. P.. Plarris 


Lieutenant J. W. P. Somerville, Chairman 
Sergeant S. 1 '. Thomas Private P. C. Southard 

Private F. P. Phimacher Private .M . Plumacher 


Captain A. A. Parker. 
Sergeant .\. .M . .McXull CoriH,ral T. P.. .Mackall 


Development of the Y. M. C. A. 

N the ancient days men of all sclmlarly vdcalicms were accnstDmed 
t(i wear the most snlier colors, to a|)|)ear s;illo\v, roimil shonld- 
ered, an<l tor one to atteni|it a deed at arms wonld he the .greatest 
suhject tor ridicnle. Thanks to some farsip^hted and brilliant man 
it was foimd that the jjliysical man was just as capable of accjuir- 
in.^- and imjjartinij knowledge as the degenerate being of former 
ages — hence the college athletics. Later, as civilization and Chris- 
tianity progress, arm in arm the spiritual man is becoming a necessity, and to ac- 
complish this is the task of our College Young Men's Christian Associations. 

The ^'. Al. C. .\. of our college is not as old as it might lie, but we are will- 
ing to vouch that its standing compares favorably with more experienced and 
older organizations. 

The constitution of the Alaryland Agricultural College Young Men's Chris- 
tian .\ssociation was ado])ted Decemlier i(;oo. and Mr. Charles X. llo;:ic was 
elected as its president. It is to Mr. llnuic that the association owes si much, 
for in its infancy he was never weary of tendering his assistance, and through 
his earnest efforts was the foundation laid which has caused the association to 
grow from twenty-five charter members to one hund"ed and thirt\'. llis name 
will be honored down throtigh oiu" Y.M. C. A. jis one of the greatest of stu- 
dent workers. 

The ^'. M. C. .\. began tlie \ear I()04-05 under the n-ost favorable circum- 
stances, v^hortly after the opening of college a rece])tion wrs gi\-en the new 
students l)y tlie old members of the \. M. C. .\. .\ carefully prejiared (iro- 
gramme was rendered, after which refreshments were served. The chief aim 
of the rece])tion was to make the new boys feel at home and acquainted with 
the old men, and it is believed that many friendships were nride that will be 
lasting. In the construction of our nei\' building, which was completed in 
1903, the trustees jirovided a new room for the ^'. M. C. A., and liy generous 
contributions enabled the societ\' to furnish the room with games and amuse- 
ments of various <lescri])tions. 

In Februar\-. ii)02, the r)ible Class, as r^ branch of the ^'. .M. C. .\., was 
organized, The class is progressing rajiidly. having now thirt\-three nv.'mbers. 
It meets every W'echtesday night uniler the clirection of Professor .Xortnn, the 
^'. M. C. .\. advisory officer. 

The meetings of the class are informal and those present are at liberty to 
ask any i|uestions concerning the lesson or any ])art of the lUble. e.\cei)ting 
those fpiestions in\'olving the belief of s:ime special denomination. 


Our class sent delegates to the Interstate liible Study Institute, held in IJal- 
timore, January 13-15, 1905. This institute was for the colleges of Maryland 
and Delaware ; the schools of Baltimore were the hosts and there were over a 
hundred delegates present — representing St. John's College, Annapolis; Wash- 
ington College, Chestertown; Western Maryland College, Westminster: Dela- 
ware College, Newark; Jacob Tome Institute, Port Deposit; Charlotte Hall, 
Charlotte Hall, Md. ; Wilmington Conference Academy, Dover, and the Mary- 
land Agricultural College. 

Some of the most eloquent men of Maryland addressed the institute and 
every phase of Bible study was discussed so that many new and Ijeneficial ideas 
were presented to our class. 

Y. Al. C. A. sent two delegates to the Xorthiield Student Conference, held 
at East Northfield. Mass., from June 25th to jul>- 6th, 1903. They were very 
much inpressed by the great work done there and 1)\ the manifestation of such 
a deep religious spirit. Their report was very beneficial to the association and 
the students realized more than ever before what an instrument for good is the 
Y. M. C. A. in our colleges and institutions to-day. 

The programme of the work of the Y. M. C. A. was published in the form 
of a topic card, containing the speaker for each Sunday and his text. 

The topic cards distributed among the students enabled them to know the 
speaker and have an opportunity to study the text to be discussed. In addition 
to the student leaders, men, who jfrom wide experience are especially fitted for 
the work, were asked to address the members. The public was cordially in- 
vited to attend these meetings. 

The Second Biennial Conference, Eastern Division, for Maryland. Dele- 
ware and District of Columbia was held at Annapolis. Md.. March 24-26, 1905. 
Our Y. M. C. .\. sent the usual number of delegates, who were very much ben- 
efitted bv the conference. Our delegates had the honor to be present at the 
reception given by Governor Warfield, .March 25. 

Mr. George F. Tibbitts. inter-state .secretary for Maryland, West \'irginia, 
District of Columbia and Delaware, is now nn a trip abroad, visiting all the 
points of interest in Europe and the Holy Land. < )ur Y. M. C. A. extend to 
him our sincere thanks for his efforts in unr behalf, and for the numerous de- 
lightful articles describing his trip abroad, which he sends from time to time. 
Xow. at the end of the fifth year, we find the association in a flousishing con- 
dition and we hope that its influence for good in the future may be even 
stronger than in the past, and that it will strive for the advancement of Christ's 
Kingdom among men. 


Our Trip to St. Louis 

I'R trip to St. Louis. Is this a fact, or is it a dream? Is the 
thought that went through the mind of every member of the 
I'.attalion of Cadets of the Maryland Agricultural College on 
the morning of May 30, 1904, when they were preparing to 
rd the train for St. Louis. We had heard of nothing else for 
six months preceeding this, but how few of us really believed 
it. .\nd were we not justified in our belief? Had we not been 
disappointed each year Ix'fore? There are few of us who did not think that a 
few days, or even a day before we were to start that the president would an- 
nounce "It will be impossible for you to go," but this was not the case. 

( )n the morning of May 10, 1904. at 10:10 a. m. we boarded the train at Col- 
lege for St. Louis; all of us in high glee over our expected good time. As our 
train pulled out from the station we waved a last farewell to our friends who 
had gathered there to see us depart. 

The day passed as quietly as could lie expected from a crowd of 125 boys 
on a train en route for a L'niversal Exposition. The train made but few stops 
that daw Init at each one "Stubby" jumped (jff to see some of his friends, 
and to come back with something to eat. This we did not seriously object to, 
as long as he shared up. The afternoon found us pulling over the mountains of 
Western ^Maryland, and after the boys, who by the way, were allowed to 
smoke, would stand on the rear platform and light their cigarette from the 
burning coal in the engine. But amid all this excitement we "unnaturally" got 
hungrv, and found ourselves eating sandwiches and drinking coffee w'ith as 
much relish as we would have shared a banquet two days before. 

.Xightfall ct)mes and one by one we tumbled olT to dreamland where most 
of us remained until "Were }ou ever in Cincinnati?" echoed from ear to ear 
and from car to car. Well we knew that we had reached Cincinnatti and that 
sleeji was out of the question until we should leave, which we learned would 
be in about forty minutes. The boys all piled off the train to see what the place 
looked like, and some of them to wash the coal dust down their throats. On 
comparing our watches with the clock in the station, in Cincinnatti. we found 
that somewhere in the mountains of West Mrginia we had run over an hour 
while we were asleep, and while our watches registered 3 o'clock the clock 
said 2. 

After leaving here everything went on cpiietly until morning, when we 
found ourselves ploughing through the plains of Indiana. It was here that the 
bovs began to realize that a little water might improve their personal appear- 


ancc. so ])n)i.-cf(le(l to wash their faces, hut they soon found tliat this cold 
water, without elbow room to ruh sufficiently, tended to streak rather than 
cleanse them, so most of us decided to wait until we reached ."^t. l,ouis and 
take a warm ( ?) shower. 

Sandwiches and still sandwiches. "Don't wnrry" the hoys wi>id<l sa\ "we'll 
soon Ije at nur journe\'s end and eatin.^- ^oi xl liimh." "Where iLjimrance is 
bliss 'tis foll\- to lie wise." But, "the same old thing- in the same old way" gets 
monotonous. .\nd at each stop the boys would ]>our off the train and "Rah! 
rah! rah! rah! rah! rah! rah! rah! — pretty girls" could be heard pi>uring 
from the lips of the crowd. "To tell a 'fib' is sometimes pardonable," and to 
sa\' "jiretl) .girls" imder such circumstances might not have been recorded in 
the "big book." The commandant l)egan to fear, lest sjme of the buys shciuld 
get left, so issued orders to the ( ). I). n:>t to allow any bidy to leave the train 
unless it made a prolonged stop. I wonder hdw many ( ). D.s and "cimnnys" it 
would have taken to stoj) that Inmch from getting off — e\-en if onl\- for a 
minute ? 

.\t 2:40 o'clock p. m. we got off' the train at the main enterance to the Fair 
grounds, and while waiting in the bri)iling sun for the baggage to be loaded on 
the wagon "Ker<ly" suggested we take a lonk at the snow-cai)i:ed ])eaks, the 
Tyrolean .Vljis and get cool — oh- what a bright boy is "Ferdy!" 

We marched rp through the Fair grounds to the Administration building 
and halted, while the "Commy" went to .see where our barracks was located, 
hut u]ion investigation he found that we were to go into cami) instead of bar- 
racks. We alwavs nake the best out of life ( ?) so were willing to go into 
camp, barracks, or out-of-doors fur the sake of getting a place to rest, .\fter 
relieving ourselves of nur guns and ei|uii)ments we started for the ".Military 
mess hall" ( accent on the mess ). ( )n our way to dinner we received cheers 
from all the other colleges in camp, which were returned when we marched 
liack from our meal. 

The afternonn was devoted to fixing rp cam|i, and aliout five o'clock we 
started out to see what a I'niversal lv\]iosilii)n might be at any rate, "v^eeing is 
helieviug" is an nld ma.xim which is not true, and ime needs only one hour at 
such an exposition to prove it. for here it is impossible to believe what you 
see, and vou would be very much fooled if you .should believe half of it. 

.Xaturallv we devoted our attention to the "I'ike," which was the most 
important phase of th.e exp.-.sition to us. The evening was s])en.t on the I'ike. 
We would walk up to the gate of a show, give a few cheers and walk in as if 
we owned the ])lace. ( )f course we would rather jiay, bit to kee|i peace in the 
fannh \\i' would go in without ])ayiug lo acconnnodate the manager ( :n. 


About eleven i>'cli)ck tlie Ijoys camt back, tired, hot, sleepy, and ready for 
bed. Not thinkinj^- that a blanket was necessary, we folded ours up and used 
them as pillows. As night advanced we realized that a pillow was not so neces- 
sary as a blanket, so converted the former into the latter. The blankets were 
snon douliled. but with not nnicli better results. The desired effect (to keep 
warm) seemed hard to obtain. "What fools these mortals be," or l>etter said, 
"What fools we mortals were." Why didn't we know that the cold was coming 
up ihriiugh the canvas cot instead of down through the woolen blanket? The 
next miirning when "Reveille" was sounded "Rat" stuck his head out between 
the tent flaps and offered to make a bet. but upon learning what his proposi- 
tion was. nobody was willing to take him up. Everybody believing, for once, 
that what he said was true. 

The ne.xt day we undertook to see the whole thing — only 1,31)0 acres liter- 
ally covered with building.s — a small undertaking for a day. 

We saw what we could of it in the day, and, of course, went to the Pike 
at night. lUit when we returned that night each oiie was sure to wrap him- 
self up well in his blanket, in ortler that he luight be proof against cold, either 
from above or below. 

Everything went un quietly and about as usual mUil Friday, when we were 
going to have a parade of all the corps in camp — down the side of the lagoon, 
up the Plaza of St. Louis, and back hoiue again. About one o'clock it began 
to rain, and came down pretty steadily for about an hour, when the sun caiue 
out. A messenger appeared, telling "Comniy" that the parade would begin at 
2 :30 sharp, and then "We want more rain. We want more rain," came from all 
quarters of camp. For once the wishes of everybody in camp were gratified, 
when it began to rain as if somebody were pouring it froiu buckets. Those 
among us who had seen the "Galveston Flood" so vividly reproduced on the 
Pike, realized that if it rained in Galveston as it did in St. Louis, it would not 
take "forty days and forty nights" to destroy a cit\- by floods. Soon each boy 
found himself clinging to the ridgepole of his tent watching the water, a foot 
or less deep, rush over the floor of his tent and expecting each minute to see 
his cot go with the water. All things have an end, and after ever\'bod\- had 
about as much water as he wanted a Divine Providence stopped it. It is true 
that we had no parade that afternoon, but the fact remains that nobody who was 
in camp that day ever yelled "We want more rain" again, and if he had done 
so he would have had to seek a new place of abode. 

The next day, Saturday, the Pike was dedicated, and of course we had to 
take it all in. and each boy picked up a fair damsel ( not a hard thing to do in 
St. Louis) to take her on the "Great Scenic Railway." for if there was ever a 


])lacc' where vdu had to sit close and hold tii^ht, it is the Scenic Railway. Even 
the I'resident and Steward enjoyed this trip while their wives were many miles 

Simdaw "nothint;- doin^"' was the thon^hl thai prompted the boys to remain 
on the Pike nntil ahont 2 a. m. If you think that there is nothini^- doini;- in 
St. Louis on Sunda\', evidently you have never been there. For where is the 
nuU-fig-ht. Delmar Gardens, and last but not least, IMontesono? Well, we <lidn't 
have any bull-fight. Delmar is about a half hour's ride on the car, and .Mon- 
tesono about ten miles down the Misissip])i River, h'nouo-h to sa}' about these 
jilaces is, if you have never been there, don't ,Il;h ; and 1 know if you have been 
there once you won't 1,^0 as^ain. 

Monday finds "Stella" at her same stand on the Plaza of St. Louis. Is 
there any wonder that one of our First Sergeants would rather drill there than 
on the Administration Quadrangle? The Pike is still there, and we had a little 
monev left, so otY we go wdien supper is over, with about i,ooo other boys right 
there with the goods. If we did the Pike, they made it up on somebody else. 
The\' didn't lose, you can bet on that. 

There is always something new, and to-)norrow the Mtiryland llnildhig 
will be dedicated. It was there that Alex Streett mistakes "Cab" for "Stei)])y" 
and tells him a secret. "Stubby" gives three cheers for Mrs. Fisher and the bt)ys 
sang "Maryland, My Maryland" to the tune of "Dixie." I might as well state 
that they had good Maryland water in this building. The next day — Wed- 
nesday — we leave for home at 8:30 a. ni. "Well, we might just as well go back 
to the Pike," the bo\s saiil, and they could appreciate a good show. Ordinarily 
water cost 6 cents a glass, so we didn't use much, but now they had no dust in 
their throats. The next morning we went to breakfast at 7 130 a. m., after hav- 
ing gotten up at 4:30 and packed our belongings. At 8:00 we found ourselves 
retracing out steps toward the main entrance to the fair grounds. 

At 8:30 we boarded our train at the Wabash terminal, all as happy as when 
we boarded it at College ten da}s before, becarse we were completely worn out 
and eager to be out of the excitement. 

Just contrast us now to when we came out all willing and anxious to re- 
main quietly in our seats and take life — I mean sandwiches — as it came, and not 
jump oft' at every station and yell at the girls. .Xot because we had seen so 
many "pretty" girls were we willing to glance casually at them through the 
windows, but liecause we had learned from experience that pretl\- girls don't 
grow in that part of the country. The Maryland girl for lue I 

The next day at 2 |i. m. we stepped oft' our train at College, a rougher, 
tougher, blacker bunch of l)ovs, ever to have been white, I venture to say has 

never licen seen in this part of tlie cimnlry liefcire. ( )nr faces and clothes alx nit 
the color of the enyine which had pulled us. When a little later we entered 
the college dining-room — thanks to the \'ice-President, who was acting in the 
ca]iacity of Steward — we found a dinner that would have tempted the appetite 
of the most fastidious, hut I might add that ours needed no tempting. 

Too much thanks cannot he given Capt. Silvester and Colonel Fuller for the 
thoughtful consideration given us as a hunch of college l)o\'s off for a good time. 
Within reasonable limits we were permitted to do as we wished ; and I speak the 
sentiment of the strdent body when I say that their every action impressed fully 
upon us that our welfare and ]jleasure was their aim throughout the entire trip. 

Looking back upon the time spent away from college on this tri]), each 
boy will sa\- that he had a most enjoyable trip, and when the time came for our 
return each one found himself ready to come. After all, in the words of the 
poet. "He it ever so Immble, there is im place like home." 

J. N. iM.— 05. 

Members of Our Orchestra 

First Sergeant G. M. .Mayer. 

Professor F. 11. I'.oinberser. 


I',. I'luniacher. M. Pluniacher. 


H. J Caul. W. Fluharty. W. 11. Byron. 

E. J. Iivron. 

C( )RX1':T. 

P. S. Dickey. 


P. C. Southard. J. .\. Krentzlin. 

F. X. Younglilnod. 


C. F. Alaycr. G. L. Lockie. 

C. Besa, F. E. Linnell. 

A. R. Todd. 


Why is liyron a i^odd Walker? Ilccai sc he can Treadwell. 

Why (hd Ilarohl Caul? So that Rciscuc ^^■uod get his liatton. 

Why did Leslie Ilerry Dorr? To (aiy John I'iiick. 

Why did .Mark C. Lewis? To get Roger Xicholls. 

Whv is Caiitaiii Keene? Caul on the Seniors, they ( )rt to know. 

Why did ( )swal(l llurtt Saunders? liecause he kept llinton. 

What is the difference between ( )\vings' head and the liible? One is more 
re( a )d than the other. 

IT. D. W.— 05. 


College Athletics 

|X modern college life, college athletics have come to be a factor 
of no inconsiderable importance. The direction of this factor, 
to the end that it may properly perform its function in the 
collegaite autonomy, is a problem, the proper solution of which 
dt']:ends upon the wisdom of the Board of Directors, Faculties 
and student bodies. L'nless this correct conclusion can be 
ol)tained ; unless a strong tendency at to moderation in 
the estimate of the value of athletics as a factor in college life can be attained, then 
it were better that the athletic spirit did not exist at all. It is the dut\- of the 
I'oards of Directors and Faculties to cultivate an esprit among the students in 
their contests, which will not tolerate vnfair advantage or any form of deception. 
The slogan of their contests should be a fair field and fair play in ever\- contest. 
No success won on any other basis is worth the effort. X'ictory, with the con- 
sciousness that it is ill gotten, is more demoralizing than defeat, with the realiza- 
tion that conduct confomiing to tlie canons of fair play markeil the action of 
every individual player. College authorities view with alarm at times the spirit 
in athletics which condones an unfair play, or undue advantage. To them it 
argues a condition, in the undergraduate department, which can only be inter- 
]ireted to mean that the uK^ral tone is below the standard which should obtain 
in any institution of a collegiate character. Without a high moral standard in 
student contests, all other advantages to be gained by the development of college 
athletics are of minor importance. ISetter no athletics than a low standard of 
morals which emphasizes itself in acts of brutal force, and imdue advantage 
based u])on deception. If our young'nien. in their friendly contests for supremacy 
<in the athletic field, can show a chivalrous spirit which is intolerant of fraud in 
any of its many forms, then we will have a basis for athletic culture in which 
every virtue of physical <levelopnient can be ]ilanted, with the assurance of a 
bountiful fruitage of good results. 

.\mong these may be mentioned a ])hysical being well knit together with 
tendon and muscle: expansive lungs well filled with rich oxygenated air: a stout 
heart ca])able of pumping rich and arterial blood to remote territories of the body. 
and bringing back from these the slag-laden and waste-charged fluid for renova- 
tion and recirculation — each and all ready to respond to the behest of a will, self 
poised and supreme, in directing the action of every organ. .\ training to over- 
come difficulties in manly contests, in which possession the prolilems of life lose 
their terror, and a consciousness of individual resource becomes our jiossession, 
from which reserve strength is develo])cd. Tt trains our \oung men to realize 

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tliat readiness in embracing an opportrnity at a moment's notice. niai<es the 
(lifFerence between success and failure in many a contest. It trains mc)i U) hold 
their appetites in hand; it teaches self-denial; it urges the importance of self- 
control. It gives frequent evidence of the weakness of a man under the influence 
of angered spirit, and lastly, it gives a training in dealing with our fellow-man 
u])on the broad basis tliat bis rights are as sacred to him as arc ours to us. L'pon 
this realization is based the Golden Rule, that "we should do unto others as we 
would have them do unto us." Imbued with the spirit here outlined, the Facul- 
ties and student bodies of the colleges of Maryland have formed an .\thletic 
Leagre, whose manner of life as expressed in its constitution, is to be character- 
ized by a training which will win victories or suffer defeat in honorable contests, 
based upon the skill of their individual players and the spirit of fair play. 

If the spirit of this constitution is carried init. our college athletics will be 
backed and encouraged by Boards of Directors. Faculties and a refined public 
opinion, which will give them a position in college life never heretofore attained. 
May your efforts as a student body be helpful in bringing about this consum- 


Foot Ball Team 1905 

A. A. Parker, Manager. J. \'. Gill, Captain. 

D. J. Marker, Coach. 

W. E. LeGore Center. 

E. D. Digges Right Guard. 

E. T. Hayman Left Guard. 

W. White Right Tackle. 

W. Wharton Left Tackle. 

J. N. Mackall Right End. 

G. M. Mayer Left End. 

J. \'. Gill Quarterback. 

E. W. StoU Right I lalfback. 

W. T. Smith Left Halfback. 

G. W. I'inck Fullback. 


J. C. Cockey, P.. R. Cooper, 

\\'. P. Long, J. n. King, 

A. X. Powland, M. P. Church, 
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Should a Boy Play Foot Ball 

Dear Mnthcrs (if Maryland: 

111-*. iranaK'i-'iiH'iit of tlic Fonthall Dcijartment nf M. A. C. 
Athletics feels that, in a certain sense, it owes \ini a state- 
ment of the advantages and disadvantages to be derived from 
\inir sons entering into football work. We would like, how- 
ever, to state that we do not wish to put ourselves in the place 
of advisors in this matter, but simply to put you in possession 
of the facts from which you may reach definite conclusions. 
In the first ]ilace. we do not believe that any boy. who is not physically sound, 
should undertake football athletics. \'oiu- family physician can tell you just 
whether or not vour boys are p.hysically sound. Taking for granted that they 
are all right in this res]:ect. 1 will endeavor to lay before you. lirst. the disad- 
vantages; and then the ad.vantages of the s]iort, so far as 1 have seen them 
here at the College. 

First, as to the disadvantages: It is a recognized fact that the .\merican 
}outh is inclined to excess in almost everything he undertakes. Vour sons will 
l)robabl\- be inclined to overdo their s])ort. This, however, may be overcome; 
and. in fact, will he overcome liy a C( m; etent coach and a competent ca])tain of 
their team. The applicant will be allowed to take only srch an amount of 
e.xercise and vigorovs outdoor work as will be both necessary to his becoming 
a gcod football player, and will be most conducive to ])hysical good health to 

.\n(l again, there is a chance of (jbysical injury. (Utside of the kind referred 
to aliove; and this is a disadvantage that cannot be so easily o\ercome by proper 
training and knowledge of the game. iXevertheless. it may be greatly Icssciwii 
by a proper government of the mode and style of playing the game. 1 mean by 
that statement, that football is recognized as a game in which a man may play 
the part of a brute, but in which he is nut alloi^'cd to do so. Therefore, with gen- 
tlemanlv opponents, and himself ]iro];erly trained in the defense and attack, just 
as one is trained in fencing, the amount of risk of injury is not so great as. at 
first sight, it appears, .\nother fad in this same connection, which is of the 
greatest advantage to the player in football, is that the game has lieen reduced 
to a practical working science, and is governed liy certain tricks and sleights, a 
knowledge of which enables the player to look oiU for his own person and the 
defense of his team, as well as to break down the defense of his opijonents. These 

things not i>nl\' result in tin- jilayi-r's a\cii(1in«' sonic danger to himself, hut make 
of him a more aggressive, and. consequently, a more efficient toothall player. 

.Another great argument that is hrought to hear against foothall. is that it 
takes too much of the valuable time, of one engaged in it. from the jiroper 
performance of his scholastic duties; tlierehy hurting his record in thai for which 
he was sent to college. This we admit ; hut with certain and most iiiiporhiiil 
limitations. In the first place. I may saythat I believe this to be the case at large 
universities: where one. to l;e able to gain admittance to the team, must give 
almost his undivided attention to football work, and where he is required to 
spend at least a fifth part of his da\ on the gridiron or in the football lecture 
room, ilut at a college of the class of the .Maryland .-Vgriculture College: 1 
should sav, at .\I. A. C. : the aforesaid is not the case. The football ]>la}er here 
is expected to give two. of his i;ossible three, hours of recreation, si)ecially set 
apart for exercise and outdoor enjoyment, to football, lie is not expected to 
])ut more time than that upon this deixirtment of athletics, nor is he permitted 
to do so, even though he wishes it. 1 believe that I nia\- safely say that so far 
from taking an\ tin-.e from his studies, the work which he does upon the football 
field, even aids him in mastcriiii:^ them. This will be clear when we consider the 
undisputed fact that the brain is i|iMckened ami ni;ide more vigorous by exercise 
and outdoor air. which ])urifies the blood and sends a stronger flow of this healthy 
fluid to the l)rain. without which that organ is sluggish and clouded, and, conse- 
i|Uently. cannot properly ];erform its fimctions. 

It is likelw also, that such small c ne or two da\' holidays as your sons may 
be alile to scctu'e will 1 e given to their team, and you will, tlu-refore. see less of 
them than \ on would were they not athletes. When you do see them. Dear 
Mothers. I fear also that you will find their interests so absorbed in f<ioiball as 
to make you feel jea'.ors of the attention they devote to it. This. I believe, com- 
pletes the list of clisadvantages. 

.\s to the advantages: Their careers in the college will be far |il(.asanter for 
them, if the\ should he successful in football: tlu'ir ac(|uaintance with the fellows 
Ijc wider and more agreealile : and, provided tlie\ come through without serious 
injurv. the\ will be the stronger and mnvv robust physicallx on ;icconnt ol the 

^'ou ma\ fairh a'-k me for my reasons foi- the Last conclusion. In this con- 
nection let me sa\ th:it 1 ;:ni cpiite stu'e that nothing in the wa\ of set physical 
effort, like pulling weights, walking, or an\lhing of that kind, posst'sses I'mmgh 
interest ( nnk-ss ]ierfornu-d in connection with and for the |)m-]>ose of accomiilish- 
ing some other residt ) to lead boys to take the .amount of exercisi- necessary. The animals, in his necessit\ for bodih exercise as a condition ol health, h:;S 

nnt altered iiiatcriall\' in the small period of time covered by what \\e call civiliza- 
tion. The centuries of strut^g-le to secure the means of existence, exposure to 
the elements, and the pressure of conditions for physical life and activitv, have 
tended toward the ]; reservation of health and tlie de\-elopment of the race to its 
present condition. I'hysiologists will tell yi_)u that there has been no ver\- essen- 
tial chanj^e in the organism of man during- this period, llence it is fair to sa\ 
that there are certain definite requirements for a healthy life — nameh- : fresh air, 
sunlight. proi>er food, and hodil\- exercise. The necessity of this latter, towards 
re]ilacing the old with the new in the animal economy, is of the greatest impor- 
tance. .\nd, all these necessary conditions are provided hv football. 

So much for the physical side of it. As to the mental and moral, 1 am franl. 
to sa\ — and in tliis the majority, I tliink. of those who have watched Ijoys in their 
develo]:ment are inclined to agree — there is no finer discipline at the colle.^e age 
than that of the football field. The character building there is certainlv remark- 
able. The fact, 1 think, is generally admitted that many bo\s, who come to 
college without the benefits of a large school, an<l ])erha])s too much protected b\- 
the wealth or social position of their ])arents from contact with things as the\- 
rcall\ are, might manage to get through college, if they kept out of football, with- 
out learning much abort democracy: but no one of them wou'.d miss it, if he were 
cast upon a football field. There strict obedience, respect, m()dcst\', patience, and 
]:ersistence is tai"ght. .Man_\' a man has worked there for two, (jr even three, 
years for the sake of securing the coveted place on a "varsity team. And no mat- 
ter how exaggerated one may consider the value these boys place upon that honor, 
the results are the same, and the work of the several years has been done, 
and the various ])oints of discipline ha\-e been learned. During the time also 
that any boy is in training, he must and will curb his desires; his living will be 
wholesome and cleanly: the hours he keeps will be early and regular; and. in fact, 
his life will be far more carefldly ordered for him than would be ])ossible either 
by you or by tile b'aculty. 

There is yet oix' other, and very inii)ortant. consideration in the ad\ant:iges 
to be derived from football. Yorr sons. Dear Mothers, will be bajipy in. and 
pleased with, their football work. They will enjoy every hour spent in practice, 
and every second spent in a contest. They will learn to love their tasks upon the 
gridiron, ami they will take a deep and ]>roper i)riile in their own prowess and 
|iower. 1'lie\- will learn to place confidence in themsehes. and a]:preci:ite right- 
full)' their own abilities. 

Such. Dear Mothers, are the advantages of football, as 1 have seen them 
here at the Maryland Agricultural College. I have endeavored, in this o]ien 
letter, to ])ut you in possession of the facts pre and con: and will lea\-e \(iu to 
draw \our own conclusions. 

^^lurs in the hope that your sons will be with us on the gridiron next season. 

C\i)KT L. Ff.rdix.wii Zkrkei-, ]\Igr. iMiotball Team. 

Athletic Association 

W. 11. r.vron Trcsidcnt. 

Iv 1 ). DisSTS \'icc-l'rcsi(K'm. 

Iv 1 1 . S:iavL-ly Secretary. 

J. W. 1'. Somerville Treasurer. 

F(i()Ti;.\I.L. P.ASEr.ALL, 

A. A. I'arkcr. .Mana.qer. Jno. X. Mackall Wana.^er. 

1. W ('.ill. Captain. L. Bassett. Captain. 

TRACK. llASKirr-r.ALL. 

1. A. Krentzlin. Manager. V. R. I'.. Waters, Manager. 

I. C. Cdckey. Captain. S. 1'. TliDnias, Captain. 


C.lenworth Sturg-is. Manatjer. 

Trof. C. S. Richardson, Chairman. 1.. 1'". Zerkel, ,^ecrctary. 

I'rnf. I. II. .Mitchell, J. X. Mackall. 

I'n.f. I I. T. Harrison. C.. Sturs^is, 

W. I I. r.xron, J. A. Krentzlin. 

|'r,,|. II, T. Il.-irrison. I'rof. II. l.anahan, I'ml". S. S. I'.nckley. 


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Base Ball Team and Schedule, I 905 

]uo. \. Mackall. Manager. 

L. Piassctt, Ca]itaiii. 

R. H. Dixon Pitcher. 

l>ro. Henson I'itcher. 

W. T. Smith Catcher. 

R. G. Pyles I'.asc. 

R. II. Dixcin Seciind llasc. 

K. T. liaynian SccdikI P.asc. 

L. P>assctt Third P>asc. 

\V. White Short Sto]3. 

A. A. Parker Left Field. 

j. P. Graso 1 Center I'leld. 

D. Darhy Rii^ht Field. 


v.. T. llavnian. J. II. Kiiii;', 

L. F. Piatnian. 


Date. Name. I*Inee played. 

Mar. 25 GeorgetowiiUniversity Wasliington. 

Apr. 1 Gallaudet College Wasliington. 

5 Open College Park. 

8 Mt. St. .losepli's.. . Irvington. 
12 Revenue Cutter Cadets College Park. 
15 FredericksburgCollege College Park. 

20 FredericksburgCollege Fredericksbg 

21 Uandolph-Macon. ... .\sliland. 

22 Richmond College. .. . Riclimond. 

24 Artillery School Fort JNIonroe. 

25 Norfolk Norfolk. 

29 U. S. Nival .Academy. Annapolis. 

liate. Name. lMac<' I'la.Veil. 

May I) St. John's College ... College Park. 
() Delaware College College Park. 

10 Hyattsville College Park. 

lo St. John's College .... Annapolis. 

17 Gallaudet College .... College Park. 

20 Rock Hill College . .. College Park. 

24 Commissioners College Park. 

27 W. Md. College College Park. 

31 McKiuley M. T. S. . . . College Park. 

June 3 Gallaudet College AVashington. 

7 Gpen College Park. 

10 Washington College . . Chestortown. 


Field and Track Team 











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Besa, A. 







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Firor, (i. 

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Besa, A. 
Besa, C. 

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Pvles, I, .\. ; 

P.csa, C. I 

Krcntzlin. I 

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Li])|)cncott, C. I 

Clark, I 

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I'ir< ad jump. 

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Rcla\- team. 

Pole \ault. 


Track and Field Team 

IK Al. A. C. Track and Field Team lias ci.iiic tn stay. It has 
already wmi iiiaiu' successes, and will win many nmre. The 
wonder is not that we have ever lost in ci mipetition with other 
colleges, but that we have ever won — and wh\? liecanse we 
have no track on which to train. The only available running 
course is the cinder path leading from the college to the Ex- 
periment Station : and this path contains cinders of all sizes 
from molecules to masses. It is csiiecially adai)ted to s])raining ankles and 
skinning knees. 

( )f Course, we have a qrarter mile track, presumably for the use of runners, 
but the greater part of the year this is under water, presenting a magnificent 
circular canal. All this adds to the scenic effect of the landscape, but has no 
particular advantage as a running track. This track is ready for use about the of June, affording opportunity for two weeks of practice during the nine 
months of the college term. W'e Impe later <in to have a more suitable course, 
in fact, are glad to sa} that we will have, ne.xt \ear, an indoor track, and we 
may expect better work from the team. 

We are sorry that this year we will lose from the team Captain Cocke\ and 
Captain Krentzlin. who during tlieir term at college have done good work and 
have always shown an untiring interest in track and field work. These men 
graduate from the college this year and will consequently not lie with us next 

Professor Richardson takes great interest in the track team, and does all 
that the conditions will permit to develop successful runners. 


Basket Ball 

ASKl^T r.ALU C( institutes a new phase nf our e(illei,'e sports, 
this l)ein!^- its first year at the college. 

1 Uu-ing the winter months, with simply a foolhall game 
niiw and then, life became very monotonous, until some ingen- 
idus mind conceived the idea of basket ball. As the gfvmna- 
siiim had been moved to the new building, leaving the old gym. 
hall vacant, this suggestion was at once acted upon, and we 
liegan the ])ractice of this most exciting game. The boys took to the sport well, 
and it was soon noticed that each company of the battalion was represented by 
(|uite a number of good players. This led to the idea of playing a series of cham- 
pionship games between the three companies. The teams were at once picked 
and they practiced diligently for about two weeks till the match games began. 

It was so scheduled that each team should play each of the others a series of 
three games,, making a total of six games for each team. The winner was to 
receive a silk banner as a trophy. 

To say that excitement ran higli would be stating the case mildly indeed. 
There was great rivalry off and on the teams, and the players played excellent 
ball considering the newness of. the sport. The series of games lasted through 
several weeks, and each company had a good chance to win. Rut Co. C, although 
outweighed by both of her opponents, gradually forged to the front and won out 

The line-up of the three teams was as follows: 

Position Company "A" Company "B" Company "C" 

R. F Cocke^• Thomas, Capt .... Cape.staney 

L. F Caul, Capt Stabler Roberts 

Center Whiting Hayman Krentzlin, Capt . . 

R. G Hohiiead Waters Maver, Alli.son . . . 

L. G Todd Gait Firor, G 

.Kfter this most interesting series was over, an all-college team was organized 
from the teams of the three companies. It got into good sha])e. but baseball and 
track work came into season and the interest in basketball was transferred to these 
s])orts and the basket ball was laid away until next winter. 

The college team line-u]) was as follows : 

R. F Thomas, Capt. 

L. F Capestaney, Roberts. 

Center Krentzlin. 

R. G Holmeade. 

L. G ..::., Caul. 

This team made a very good showing against Washington "S'. AI. C. A., and 
also against Carroll Institute even though they were defeated in both instances. 
Their defeat can be contributed to lack of experience and not lack of nerve. 

It was most encouraging to see the men take so much interest in this new 
sport and to see them show up so well in the very first \ear of its existence, for 
we all know that it requires long and constant practice to become a good player. 

So encouraging is it that we feel safe in making the statement that next >'eai 
there will exist a team at this college that will coni]jare favorable with any dlhcr 
team of its class in the State of Maryland. 

Thoughts Concerning Oratory 

l.L spuakiiiy is not oratory; most even of what men call fine 
sfcaki)!!:; has httle that is akin to it. 

The form of expression may he in keeping with all the 
rules of rhetoric; the How of words may be the smoothest; the 
voice may be strong and pleasing, and the thoughts expressed 
ma_\' be of the highest order — and yet it may not be oratory. 

( )ratory is an art — and the master of it is an orator. A 
man but indifferently eipiipped in the art of painting may be considered a painter ; 
but the indifferent orator is generally no orator at all. ( )nly a master in the art 
of oratory can be considered an orator. 

Real oratory is the child of truth and ardour. It therefore follows that the 
orator must be an honest man, and his theme an honest issue. 

.\nd yet oratory is not spontaneous. Webster scoffs at the idea of inspira- 
tion — divine inspiration, as some are pleased to term it — and he says there is no 
such thing. 

Webster asserts that his speech in reply to Hayne was written several months 
before its delivery and carefully committed to memory, lie was simply waiting 
for an opportunity — an occasion significant enough to call it forth. 

It is more than probable that ever}- wfird and every line of Patrick Henry's 
immortal speech had passed through his mind a hundred times before its actual 
delivery. In fact, he began to prepare that speech when a mere lad, addressing 
the horses and the cows and the forest trees ; and when his impassioned elocpience 
broke forth in an apparently spontaneous and extempore effort, that eloquence 
was really the ])roduct of years of thought and jireparation. 

We must, therefore, ci include that two things are essential to oratory — great 
preparation and great o])portunitv ; and no wonderful oratory has ever existed 
in the absence of either of these two requisites. 

But what matter to us if the great orator burned his midnight oil in the 
preparation of his speeches? What care we where or how that mighty eloipience 
was conceived? We are concerned onlv in its birtli — that glorious, unheralded Ijirth 
which Ijrings a mighty pow-er into the world. 

lUit we are sometimes a.sked, "Has not the day of oratory gone forever?" 
To this we would reply by asking if the da>- of ;^rcat cx'ents has gone forever. 
Should another Philip threaten the li1)ert\' of another Greece — should another 
\'erres prostituc the government of an<ither Rome — should another liritain jilace 
the tyrant's heel u]ion another Anu'rica. the orator will arise as great and glorious 
and ]iiiwerf>il ;is tlniM,' who have gone before. 


Uel histciry ri_'|ieat the r(il)l)iTics of W'arri-n [ lastinq^s. and there will he 
])reseiit a lUirke; let tluTe he another <lo\vntr(i<l(leen Hungary, and a Kossuth will 
eome forth. 

It is when the interests of a nation are at stake that immortal eloquence is 
horn — when a gallant but oppressed people are lashed to madness by accumulated 
wrongs — when the fate of themselves, their wives and their children hang upon 
the decision of the hour — or when the question is one of "liberty or death" — it is 
then that the Ithumal sjjear of eloquence touches the orator, and transforms him 
inlo a (lemi-god. History writes his name upon the pinnacle of Fame's temple 
and embalms it for immortality. 

And yet these great orators are not ultra-superior beings, siJecially ordained 
by Heaven for the rolls of fame. Some would have us think that the orator is 
buni, not made, and that all the muses sang and danced at his birth; and that the 
impress of supernatural genius was gratuitously placed upon him by the hand of 
his Creator. What could be farther from truth ? All the evidences of history 
are opposed to such a thought. 

Demosthenes was tongue-tied and awkward — his first elTorts were failures ; 
but years of rntiring application ; the intellectual mastering of his subjects, and 
the constant rehearsal of his idea in gesture and speech ; the laborious preparation 
for a great ojiportimity ; and then the oi)]iortunit)- — and Demosthenes was an 

Cicero speaks for ancient and Webster for modern times when they both af- 
firm that oratory can be acquired bv hard work and continuous practice. 

After one of Wm. Pitts' great speeches an admirer said to him, "That was a 
spontaneous outburst of eloquence." "Xo," said Pitt, "my father taught me to s;iy 
that speech when I was a child. 

The L'nited States owes much of its greatness and glory to the orators it has 

It is true that within the period of our national existence we have givm 
birth to more orators than any other nation in the same length of time. 

it becomes then the duty of the American people to protect and encourage 
the art of orator}-, and it will in turn i)rotect us. 

The work must Ije done in the institutions of learning, and should be a 
necessary part of the curriculum in every public school, college and universitv in 
our land. We know not what the future has in store for us as a nation. We 
know not what crises may have to be met. We know not how soon we niav need 
the eloquence of a Henry, a Webster, a Calhoun, or a Cla}-. Then let us make 
it possible, at least, for the American yorth of to-da}- to become an orator when 
the great possible opportunity shall arise. 

Cir.\s. S. RicHARnsoN. 




June Ball Organization 

W. Temple Smith President 

First Lieut. E. H. Suavely. .Nice-President 
Second Lieut. E. T. Haynian.... Secretary 
Second Lieut. J. W. 1'. Somerville. Treasurer 



Captain J. A. Krentzlin, Chairman 
Captain A. A. Parker Corporal G. W. Firor 

Fit St Sergeant C. M. Mayer Corporal X. P.. Merryman 

S'-rgeant C. L. Lippincott Private R. G. Pyles 

Sergeant F. R. P.. Waters Private J. H. llolmead 

Sergeant C. S. Ridgway Private Joe Sanford 


First Lieut. \\'. 11. l'.;>ron. Chairman 
Second Lieut. R. I). Xicholls Corporal J. i '. Mudd 

First Sergt. L. F. Zerkel Private Al. 1'. Church 

Sergt. S. P. Thomas Private P. C. Southard 

Sergt. H. D. Williar Private L. AL Hayes 

Corporal F. E. Linnell Private Pro. P.ensnn 

Refresh MExTs. 

First Lieut, and O. M. E. D. Digges, Chairman. 

Major W. W. White Corporal -A. X. n.)\v!and 

First Sergt, 11. j. Caul Private F. P. Clark 

Sergt. L. Bassett Private L. Showell 

Sergt. R. H. Di.xon Private W. .\. Si.mervi.le 

Sergt. A. M. McXutt Private J. W. .Mitchell 


First Lieut, and .Vdjutant Gleuwurth Sturgis, Chairman. 
Captain J. C. Cockey Q. M. Sergt. W. I'.. Harris 

Second Lieut. AI. Duckett, Jr. Corjjoral C. F. r.atman 

Mr. Jno. X. Mackall Corporal T. P.. .\lackall 

Sergt. Alajor J. J. Graham Private W. 1). Gmves 

Color Sergt. F. I. < )s\vald Private .\. P.. Crisp 


A Difference of Opinion 

.Soir.e men like to wander in the twilight. 

With their sweethearts, brig-ht and fair, 
W'liile others prefer the ball-room. 

With cupid lurking near. 

.-\gain some choose the quiet nook 

To tell that he's her slave : 
Cut give me, oh ! give me my lady love 

.\nd a life on the ocean wave. 

J. A. KRitNTZi.i.x. 05. 


A Toast to Alma Mater 

HRK comes a time, in i:he colleo;e career of every student, 
when he Ijecomes (hscourayed. All his plans and fondest hopes 
seem to be surrounded by adversity and misfortune, and he 
thinks there can be no advantage in remaining in the tight, 
i'.ut "Sweet are the uses of atlversity." It is not without com- 
fort and hopes. Everything will turn out right in the end and 
greater strength will be acquired b\- taking a bold stand against 

the trials. 

W'e canniit but lie tilled with regret at leaving those, who. by their examples, 

with their ever ready hand an<l wise counsel have raised us to grenter heights. 
Is there any one who d<ies not love his Alma Mater, ard, who will not stand 

up fur lier in the face of all the world? Is it otherwise than natural that we 

should love an<l revere those clear old walls within which we have spent the 

brightest and hai)piest years of our lives? 

lireathes there the man who never sought 
To keep alive this inward thou|L;ht : 
"Alma Mater, long may she stand," 
Whose pride has not within him burned. 
When again to her he hath returned 
From traveling in a distant land? 
If such there breathe, go, mark him well ; 
For him shall peal no joyous bell. 
Though his name be wide as Heaven ; 
No college yell for him is given. 
Whose heart hath not now beat anew 
When he hears again the old "tattoo." 
Xo dirge fur him e'er shall we raise 
Who can forget his college days. 

Then here's to M. A. C. Ma\' the number of those who Inve her e\er increase 
to uphold and cherish her fair name. ( )n the gridirdu nr nn the diauKind : on 
the track or in the class-room — may the ( )rai'ge and I'.l.-ick e\ei- wave in triumph. 
ins])iring the bo\s in .gra\', who shall raise the victdrinus cry "M. .\. C. lore\-er!" 

Gi.i'XwoirnT Si I' 


Just for Fun 

S the fat jirisdiu'r is brought l)cfi)rt.' him. tlic chief of the Cap - 
iiil>als smiles a self-satisfied smile and asks: "Who is this 
sa\<ir\' l(ii)kii\iL;- individual?" 

■'That," replied the chief iM-niler. "is the v^teward of M. 
A. C." 

''I'm .i;lad to see him." says the chief, "stew him with S'ime 
cninns and ser\e him i |) with stra]) and stale bread fur supper." 
.\nd. r:s they led liim awaw the Seward tli(iu,t;lit nf the old days at M. .\. C , 
when he ,qave the beys trrnk hin!:;es and hardtack all the year round. 

The Splendiferous High Cockelorum-buiicliors ( )])era Company has arri\ed 
and will hold a matinee this afternoon frcm t,:T,o p. m. mitil time for slum. 

,\. , the wild man from the South vSea Isles, sujiported b\' an able com- 
pany of artists, will reiK'er tb.e thrilling drama. "( )ne Week's ,\rrest," or "The 
I'uuisl nxTt for Rough House." 

This soul-stirring tragedy w^as written by .\ himself and rellecls great 

credit njion the author. All the characters are well chosen. 

HiCr^R., li.. Chief Comedian. 


A Letter 

rireentiiwn. Mar\lan<l, 

June 4, 1905. 
My Dear Jemes : 

i'M WRITING to say that I want you, without fail, to send 
\iii:r Sam to the old "M. A. C." Colledge this coniin' Fall — 
I'll tell \i)u wh\-. Its one impruved place, is that old "M. A. C." 
Colledtje. \'ou jest would not know it. I an' Marthy stepped 
ovur to Washinton to buy a carpet fur the spare room, en while 
she was a vibratin between Kans and Hecks. I jest left the 
whole thing to her. amiabul like, and took a run out to the old Colledge. Will tr\ 
to tell \-ou somethin' of the impruvements I saw. an" then if you kin crmniand 
the money and then cummand v^am. I know you'll send him. 

When they calls out "Colledge Avenu." 1 stejjs off brisk like an' come up the 
hill. I jes had in mind the old huildin' we lioth remembers, holdin' its head up 
high anidug them oaks. Well. Jenies. that buildin' now is just bearly a tale end 
(if an arrav of beautiful buildin's — There's a great big "Science Hall" where they 
shows vou as nice a collecshun of bugs, snakes, grashoppers an creepin things, 
es ever sunned themselves in an August sun. I seed more cabbage wurnis than 
ever seed before; but it is well enouf to know what iiiio;ht git after your crops. 
Perfessor Simuns was as glad to see me as th.) he'd ev known me all my life, en 
told me about more awful scales and things that might fasten themselves onto 
my crops, til I was jest ready to go home, sit down and thank the Lord if I relized 
anvthing fur m\- crops. When I left tliat Science Hall. I was willin to take 23 
cents a Inishel fur my peach crop, not knowin when the "\-allers" ("^'ello Kil- 
uoff" ) might turn on me; would have sold evry i;ear tree I had. seein as how the 
blight ("I'.lighta Eteup" ) might attak my place. Don't think I'm putin on airs 
with m\' botanicul names — Perfessor Gan give me these scientific turms before I 

Well, that aint all — we seed wheels dyin roun in another tremendus buildin. 
an when we got there we found the\- wuz prepared to make anything from a 
wooden glass to drink oiU uv. down to shoein horses. That Mechanicid I'uildin 
strrck me as the real thing. Whats more, rhey got a gimnasiem at ol<l "M. .\. 
C." ^"ou recals they never laid much stress on that in the old days, an to tell 
the truth I don't jest know what they got now. but there was pertenances on 
the walls fur slrengthinen the arms and chisl. but mostly it seemed to be fur 


r.askct llall. a nice ruff sort of a game, wliere aj< fur as 1 could uiakc out the pint 
seemed to be to throw a ball up in the air an see who could hit his head aganst 
another boys head the hardest before that ball went thro a basket with no bottum 
to it. It might l;e "fastinatin." which wrs the word a lady used who wus lookin 
on, but it struck me I'd give my ]dace to another feller an not git mad over the 
excharg. The Perfesser in charge of this Gimnaseum was mighty agreeabul, 
and come to think of it, most of the perfessers I saw seemed harmless, an I don't 
think they bother the boys a great sight. There was some boys lookin on an not 
playin and they told me about the other physicul exercisin games. Mr. Summer- 
vil explained that they had mighty fine Base Hall and Foot Ball teams in '04-03, 
an as fur as I could make 01 1 from what he said, the only games they lost the 
whole seasrn through, was when the I'mpirer made an imjust decishun. There 
wus a right misclicevus lookin bow with red cheeks standin by. They cauled 
him "Holler" I think, and explained that on account of his name, he wus the 
Chief Rooter of the Bas Ball Teem. I asked him how he managed his Rootin 
Team so all fired well, an he says : "Gosh, thats as easy as gittin money frum 
home." This maid me feer he had no tender feelins, en so I past on. Ovur this 
gimnaseum is a right sizabul Libary — boys settin roun readin as nice as you pleese, 
with whole shelves full of Histries, Travuls an Sermons not molested, an a hamd- 
sum feller from the Eastern Sho' named Dixin splained that we could have en}- 
of them to read, as them books was rarely missin from the shelves or called for, 
but we (lid'nt have time fur no readin that day, an went on to a buildin next to the 
Libary, wlier a real clipper yoiui man, with glases on was standin on the porch, 
and I says to him "What's this buildin?" an he says "This? This is the Chemicul 
Lab," and so I jes says, "Oh yes, of course." not a lettin on I did'nt know what 
a "Lab " wus. but I wern't goin to be fooled out of knowin what that buildin 
stood fur. so I says "To wIkmu is this a Memoreal?" and he laughfs and sa}s 
"It is a monniment erected to ]n'reness in fertilizars and food stufs." an then I 
begun to see it ralely has a misshun, and when he asked me in, I steps inside. I 
jest come out of that buildin knowin they had it down to dots. They told me while 
in ther that they oftun analized watur. bein as how they was opposed to more'n 
a certain number of animals bavin a halnitat in their drinkin water, an then they 
condems it. 

The next thing t<i atract our attenshun was a big, roun barn, as pretty as a 
jiictur. but I never got inside uv it, not bavin the tim, but it would lay all around 
anv liarn you've got. Nice little one story house I see on my way back from the 
barn, and they tell me thats the Hospitul. Xow, you know I never in my life took 
no shine to hospituls, but if I wus stricken down by the hand of Providence or 
Hav Fever, I would as leve that Doctor 1 saw ther and that nice lookin ladv fur 


nurse had chari^c of my miseries as eii}iine T ever seed. In our iluv. \nu reeals, 
when _\ou was siek, you just iiad to make your own hvin. Then we past what the\ 
called "The Shant_\" where handsum youn.i^- assistents resides, until the\- .t^its 
marridge in their heads. They to'd nie when a man liviu in the Shanty runs to 
katch the car to town six ex'enins in the we.ik. an sits kind of morose-like the 
other evenin. there ain't much hope fur him. and the other liachalors hegins 
applyin for his room, fur marridge is shure to hefal him ar.d those who are left 
never know wher the hlow will fall next. 

I have left the best for the last, fur about this time we come uiion the New 
.Administrashnu lUiildin. jnned to the ( )ld lluildiu on the Simese-Twins stile of 
architekshur. It had a l.egislativ start an a (Jueen Anne finish, that is, when it 
was finished, because they told me them builders was so attached to that new 
bi i:din, they hated to strik the last blow, an would build the porch one day and 
tear it down the next day an Iniikl it up again. We wus luckv enouf to have 
son-e of it showed to us b_\- Captin SelvestiT. lie certainly is a fine lookin gen- 
tleman an has mighty corjel manners. In course of conversashun he explained 
to us that if the Trustees could gain their consent, they would make the Colledge 
a place fur educatin the girls ss well as the lioys : said they was enxshus to have 
them all taught sech bnrnin (piestious as "Ilow to make the fire burn, when the 
Cook don't come," en elso "The strong pints in butter makin." lie seemed to set 
gret store by this skeem. Perfessor Bludgeon jined us just then an entured into 
the conversashun, and he seemed pleased with the idee too — I think he called it 
"Coweducashun." We cinii to the new Audditoreum, an there set a new pianer, 
which called to my mind that old pianer which wernt so bad if _\ou could muster 
three people, one to hold the keys down, one to hold the pedal up an one to hold 
the audience in. They told me the new one had mighty sweet mrsick in it. There 
was a Society man in the Hall, named Cockie, who seemed to be runnin things, 
an when he was a tellin me about the Dances im w-a-days, I could not hel]) thinkin 
aliout our ('ancin days in the old Chapel, when it was so crouded, you jest had to 
go out under the < )ak trees to recollect wdio your next partner was. Air. Cockie 
did tell me that they had moon-light dances iiisitlc now-a-da\s. 1 ut I ihot he was 
tryin to fool nie, so I jest says "Certinly" an past on. Besides this Rossberg 
Club, they has Dehatin Clubs, and cum to think of it. thats a mighty good trainin 
for a man. esspeshully, if in after life he ex])eeis to git married. To learn to haw 
the last wurd anil not gi\'e in to no one e'ses opinions. There is many good things 
ierned at that Colledge. .\ g(.)lden haired !ioy named Mr. Mndd, was a tellin 
me about another Chib they have ealleil the "Colk'dge Crove Club," This seenis 
to be the bigges Club. The\ are not exelnsiv. he sa\ s, and sometimes tbeii- mem- 
bership is enornuis. but at sametime. it don't .'-eem to lie [loplar. 1 <lid not nnder- 


Stan tin's, hut seeiii rs Ikiw 1 am luit a Club nian mysolf I kept i|uic-tt. There wiis 
a strait-ln'ilt. Dashin Seiiiur, there wlm vxpL-iiiiccl the leetrie Li^n'hts tn Me. 
I think they ealled liini 1^' rentz-lyin. Them hijhts is eertinly an impruvenK'nt : turn 
on an iff jest as easy. The\- said td me that llie h(iys found it easier t(i turn tlieni 
off tlian I in, l)ut not iK'in a lectrisluni, 1 did not understand this, hut .Mr. Krentz- 
l\in knows lots about them lig-hts. They nioreovur has new kind of lleat. Steam 
heat throutjhout — Automatick heat with Andattackit valves. Autcjuiatick was 
the wurtl, for I distinctly remember it was not Systematick, no one seemed to 
think it was that — jest automatick. They lias thinojs down to a sistem in most 
res])ecs, for the\' told me that military rule anvl order was reduced to such a sistem 
there, thai this winter. I'rofessor Spence, Mr. (ireen, the I'.aker, a boy named 
Har and an ( )ffishul of the Day named Summervil, i)ut out a hre ore nijht an it 
was done with sech expedishun that no one has seen that fire — to this day — just 
herd about it — Thats all. An to set his mind at rest Perfessor went around to evry 
boys door in that whole buildin an asked them if they was burned up, or skered, 
er anything like that an they answered to a man, "Xo Sir. We're aslee])." 

Its a system I tell \-ou ! 

While ther I eertinly met a nice lot of Perfessors, an you might serch far 
before you'd find another lot who could tell you so quick that \(iu knowed nothin, 
ab.solutely, an your condition was not likely to impruve as Time past on. Hut 
whats more im])ortint, they are an Enthusaslic Fackulty. Sometimes the\- con- 
veens for two whole days at a time, an after one of them meetins. you would have 
to advertis in that College an git out a Search Warrint for one boy there that had 
a threed of reputashun left so far as studyin' propurly conductin himself or good 
intcnshuns is concerned. That Faculty does their doot\'. Hut, who I likes most 
of all is them bo\s who is there this year. They was a jolly set and peacabrl and 
mild-like when 1 seed them. They say in dead of winter the\' do ha'.-e to walk 
the hal!s of nights carryin a gim an a marshul air, and the\' do liave occasunal 
piller fghts, jest so no one will mistake it for a Monestarw but ( ) thought them 
as gentlemanly a set as 1 ever see. ( )ne boy named "Wilher?'" took me to his 
room, an when I admirred it and said 1 was struck with the bed, he just laughed 
and said "So ?ni i — evry night — that bed strikes you right in the middle of \our 
back" but F thougbt them beds was out-of-sight, which he -^aid they iciis. Thev 
told me the\- had ro old-fashun hazin like you and me enjoyed in our da\' : said 
there was an < cca.'-hunal "Lapsus plankfm" (Latin), ^'ou see I took the Cl;isi- 
cal Course under Perfesser Spence when I wns at CoUedge and it clings to mv and 
will crop out, he teeches that thorough. 

A real |)erlite boy named .Mire then slioc d me the Hinin Room. ,\s we cum 
u]i the stejjs from the Dinin Room, 1 was mteriluci'il to Mr. ( )swuld and his 


Chum. Mr. Sturjes, an they was reel curjcl mid took me right in the \'. M. C A. 
Headquarters Room. From this you kin see in a minut tliat this phiee is all right. 
Why, man, in our day, they would have linelv.d you fer refering to moral swashun 
and Y. M. C. A."s an thing of that sort, hut iiuw they got a good, live \'. M. C. 
.\., propurly run too. It is an alright plac. an makes me proud to think I entered 
there a carefree boy, not knowin what was before me, and now am an .\lumnibus 
of that great Institushun, altho I got no fault whatever to find with the fine edu- 
cation you and I gathered there by our own efifurts, in years gone buy, an I ho]ie 
you'll send Sam. 

Xo more. From, \'om- oM schol-mate, 



Our Mess Hall 


< )^\' \vt' have a nic-ss-hall at this ])lacc- 
A nicss-hall ImiL;' ami wide; 
And when tlic j^rnh is not np ti> T, 
Tlic steward is sure ti> hide. 

h'rom M(inday morn till Saturday' nij^ht. 

We get few things that are niee : 
We mostly live on hominy. 

Raw oatmeal, hash and rice. 

Sometimes wc get a well burnt chop. 
And 'taters burnt to match : 

And now and then a hard-boiled egg, 
The hen tried hard to hatch. 

r>ut Sunday rolls roinid i nee a week 
And Johnny's smile it brings; 

We fill ourselves with chicken and pie, 
.\n(l all "them sort o' things." 

( )h ! how we envy those to come ; 

For they'll be living high. 
When, as the song says, "every day'll 

Be Sunday, by-and-by." 

J. A. K. 


What They Say 

It breaks tlic cuntimiity of the curricuhiin of tliis institution with whicli you 
have so graciously connected yourself. 

Urh..ah! L'rh — ah! Peradventure. 

You can readily see — 
'Tis very obvious — 

Mr. t-h-a-t-s a-1-1 n-o-n-s-e-n-s-e. 

Do you know, I really believe — 
I simply want to say this : 

That's sufficient. 

There come the Sn])hmo"s. 



Words and Phrases in Everyday Use 

r>(>nil) — Instrument to call ont t^nard. 

linm (n) — To borrow. 

Bnni (a) — No good. 

Bughonse — Loony. 

Buzzard's roost — To]) liall. 

Cinch — Easy. 

Crib — Aid to memory. 

Cnt it ont — See ring off. 

Flnnk — Fail. 

Fierce — Rotten. 

Hash (the author has not made .-sufficient research to define this mystery 

Hit the list — Pretend illness. 

Jar — Rattle your slats. 

Jump on — Speak to rougjily. 

Keen — Skeeky. 

Loony — See Bughouse. 

Pull — Influence. 

Put the bug to — Report. 

Pike — Top hall. 

Pony — A translation. 

Ring off — To stop. 

Rough house — Disturbance. 

Rotten — On the bum. 

Skip — To leave class-room liefore entering. 

Skeeky— All right. 

Sub — Substitute. 

Soak — To strike, hit. 

Strap — ]\Iolasses. 

Stick (v and n) — Rejxirt. 

Swipe — To hook. 

Talk in bunches — To gi\e hot air. like Mackall. 

\\'iggles Alley — Hall in wing nf .\ew liuilding. 

You don't want to — You must not. 

Zip — Zero. 


Favorite Songs 

Byron, W. ) ..o rv i v ti d ii v 
„, . ', C) Duln t Ihev Ranible.-^ 

Blair j 

Benson — "If She'd ( )nly Let Me Sleep an Hour More." 

Cockey, J. — "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." 

Dixon — "There's Just One Girl." 

Graham — "It Was Not Like That in the Olden Days." (Rendered in either 
Dutch or English.) 

"Grimes" — "Under the Annheiiser Ihisch." 

Lipi^incott, C. — "I Hates to Get L'p Early in the Morn." 

Mackall, J.— "Take Me Back to Baltimo." 

NichoUs — "Please Go Way and Let Me Sleep." 

Krentzlin — "They'll Need No Lights in Heaven." 

(Jswald — "I Long for Thee, Darling. Day by Day." 

Ridgway — "Kiss Me and I'll Tell." 

Showell — ( Miscellaneous assortment.) 

Smith — "Good-bye Little Girl, Good-bye." 

Somervillc, J. — "If You Ain't Got No Money, You Needn't Come .\round." 

Willair — "I'm Wearing My Heart Away for You." 

"Rats" — "Home. Sweet Home." 

.Vgricultural Students — "Down on the Farm." 

Civil Engineering — "Castles in the Air." 

The Faculty — "I've Got My Eye on You." 

Johnny — "Every Day Will Be Sunday By and r>\. " 

Mechanical Course — "The \'illagc Blacksmith" (To the time of Sweet B\ 
and B\"), 

J 40 

A Toast 

REPEAT a toast that was given 

In the gallant days of yore, 
W'lien the noble youth of the Soutliland 

Held sway upon the floor. 

When l'.eaut\' alone was reigning 

And music's sweetest strain 
Floated full upon the night air 

( )f (lur noble Southern main. 

When the Southland's very noblest, 

No longer nobly brave, 
Bowed low before some ruler, 

Confessed himself a slave. 

Wdien men who had laughed at lUmker Hill. 

When bullets came their way, 
Turned from a woman's angry glance 

With never a word to say. 

When the old halls rang no longer 

With words of angry strife. 
When law and legislation 

Ciave way to love and life. 

But enough of the when and wherefore. 

Enough, for the wine is cold ; 
So now for the toast that was given 

In the gallant days of old. 

Come, gather round with your glass of wine 

And I'll give you a toast that none will decline, 

"1 lere's to the maids of the South — my toast is not new ; 

But we can't overpay where such homage is due. 

Let each find in his glass, as these bright bubbles rise. 

The smile of his loved one, the light of her eyes. 

And I'll wager another cold bottle like this 

That each meniorx- ])ictures some dear SdUthern Miss." 

So here's to the maids of our dear Dixie land : 

A greater blessing our Maker ne'er ])lanned. 

Though they tease, yet they please clear through to the last. 

And brighten our lives as the, years hurry past. 

T. A. Krkxtzi.ix, 

Things We Hear 

Williar. — Are you sjoins' to liave any vocal sing-ing- to-niglit. 

Smith {lookiiii:; <" I'rcnch book). — Tliat"s right easy for Latin, isn't it Clen ? 

Oswahl. — Harris, ddcs I Idrticultiire teacli about hearts? 

Grimes. — The sun wiU scorch the earth. 

White. — The earth will ne\'er he destroyed hy tire again. 

Smitty. — The next tlood will he a tire. 

Grover {Rcadiiii^ R. S. 1'. I', in letter) — That means "Refreshnu-nls served 
very proniptly." I've received two or three like that latel\. They must think 
I'm a liog. 

Stubby's Dutch Report. — Increasing cloudiness ; probable rain. 

Cor])oral of (niard. — "Transmit your orders." 

Linkins. — "If any one raises a rough house put the l)ug" tci "em. That's all." 

Mays. — "I wish 1 were as tall as "Little Watts,' and big as I am all the 
way u])." 

liisho]). — "Where's Tom ?" 

Rrome. — "He's taking tlie Forgery exam. I think." 

Dr. I). — "Mr. Ridgvva}-, define St. X'itus Dance." 
Mr. R. — "It is an involuntary twitching nf the muscles." 
Dr. B. — "Correct. Do animals ever have it ?" 

Mr. R. — "Yes sir, we had a mule once that had it in his hind legs, only his 
was v<iluntary." 

vSturgis. — "A man insulted me the other day by asking me to liaxe a glass 
of beer. 

Siimerville. — 'AX'hat did you do about it?" 
Sturgis. — "Swalliiwed the insult." 

Xew Student [to I'rofcssor /■'.). — "Say fellow, arc you trying I'nr the iM'esh- 
man or I 'rep?" 

Professor F. (Rather Inickieurd in soyiiii:; lie is a professor). — "( ), I was 
here last year." 

Xew Student. — "Vour're all right then; the\' wont haze you." 


Malioney. — "I'll never be able to get tliese sboes on until I've worn them a 
(lay or two." 

Dixon (III siir-c'cyiiii:; class). — "I can't ^et this tiling- to come out correct. I 
g^et 49°-6o' and it shoukl be 50°. 

As he gazed on that mirage fair, 

Caul knew he had met his fate ; 
For surely no deception was there. 

In the face of that beautiful "Lake." 

Goodell reading Lutch comes to the word "damit." He hesitates a moment 
and then pronounces it "danui-it." Professor S. sends for Ingram and asks 
him to sec that Mr. Goodell joins the Y. M. C. A. 

How long dies it take a student to walk from the District line to college 
during the still hours of the night, after attending a dance in Washington and 
missing his car? 

Ask 1 layman. 

"Yes sir," said the professor, "silence is golden." And Graham and Dick, 
kept awake all night by the crying of the little ones next door, murmur to them- 
selves: "What golden hours are lost to us." 

Pyles. — "Say boys, did you hear about my getting two weeks' arrest?" 

No, what was it for?" 

Pvles. — "Raising a racket on the tennis court." 


Song of the Editor 

WIT 11 fingers weary and wurn, 
With a brain that amldn't think. 
A student sat in unstudcntly style, 
I '1\ ing- his pen and ink — 

Write! Write!! Write!!! 
Amid l)ustle and noise and j^hc. 
And still with a sigh for his sorry [jjight, 
He wrote for the "Reveille." 

Write! Write!! Write!!! 
W hen the baker is baking his bread, 

.\nd write, write, write. 
While the boys are scrapping (j'erheacl. 
It's Oh ! to be an editor. 
With others in the land of nod. 
When one never has time to sleep ; 
If this is the editor's job. 

Write! Write!! Write!!! 
Till the last clear bugle sounds. 

Write! Write!! Write!!! 
Till ynur head weighs fifty i)ciunds. 
Joke and poem and sketch : 
Sketch and poem and joke. 
Till over tlie stuff I fall asleep 
And wrote till I awoke. 

()! boys, with guns to shine; 
()! Inns, with swords and knives: 
'Tis nut ycitu- belts you're wearing out, 
I'.ut human cre.'itures livt'S. 

W(irk! \\'..rk!! Work!!! 
In bustle and noise ;uid glee. 
.\nd lbr<iugli the night with bleary eyes, 
I le writes for the "Reveille." 


Write! Write!! Write!!! 
iM-inn taps till l)reak of day. 

Write! Write!! Write!!! 
As others write for pay. 
Joke anil poem and sketeh : 
Sketcli and poem and joke. 

Till the heart is sick and tjie 1)rain l)enuml)ed, 
And the finders almost hroke. 

( )! hnt for one short honr, 

A respite, however sliglit. 

No blessed leisure for rest or sleep. 

But only time to write. 

A little slee]) wnuld ease my heatl. 

Get it? I don't think. 

For every little snooze I take 

1 linders pen and ink. 

With fiuLjers weary and worn ; 
With a hrain that couldn't think, 
A student sat in unstndently style 
riyin<;- his pen and ink. 

Write! Write!! Write!!! 
.\mid bustle and noise and glee, 
And still with a sigh at his sorry plight. 
Would that others had to write, 
lie wrote for tile '■Reveille." 

G. S. 


Presidents of the Faculty and College 


Tloiijainin 1 lallnwcll i85i>i86o 

Rev. J. W. Scott '6o-'6o 

Professor Colby 'C^o-'Cn 

Henry Onderdoiick '6i -'64 

N. B. Worthingtoii ( acting ) ''>4-'f'7 


C. L. C. Minor 

Admiral Franklin liuchanan 

Samuel Regester 

General Samuel Jones 

Captain W. H. Parker 

Augustus Smith 

Allen Dodge, President pro tcni 

Henry E. Alvord 'S/-'')2 

Captain R. W. Silvester '92 — 




College founded 1858 

Chemical labatory built 1 807 

Mechanical building erected 1896 

Gymnasium built 1803 

Library built i8()3 

Morrill Hall built i8.,S 

Hospital built 1902 

Administration building erected 1903 

Mercer Literary Society organized i8fii 

Glee club organized 181)4 

Cadrts' Rc-:'iciv first published 18c )3 

Morrill Literary Society organized 181)4 


Football iiiaiij;uratt--(l i8(;i 

Base Ball inaugurated 1893 

Tennis inaugurated 1893 

Track inaugurated i8(;3 

Basket Ball inaugurated 1904 

First Athletic Association 181)2 

Rossbourg Club reorganized 1892 

Reveille first published 189" 

Y. M. C. A. organized i(;oo 

Bible class organized iqoo 

Orchestra organized .' 1904 

Senior medal first given 181)4 

Junior medal first given i8ij4 

Military discipline began 1868 

Rank of Major first bestowed i8()3 

Blacksmith shop erected 1904- 

Alunnii medal first given 1894 

( )ld barracks repaired and refurnished 1904 


Midsummer Night's Dream 

0\ a sumiiier's nit;ht when the iiinon sIkhk- Jiright, 
TIk' Soplioniorc class took a stnill l)y ni,<;lit. 
( )ii the pike they went and up the hill, 
And at last reache<l the town of I lyattsviUe. 
And they shouted with t^lee and made nierr\- that ni.qht. 
For exams w^ere just over and their hopes were hrit^ht. 

Thev san.q- class songs, gave \ells with a will 

Threw rocks at the windows from the streets of the \'ille; 

Took ofif the gates, hroke down the fence : 

Oh ; the fun they had, it was immense. 

Painted the houses with black and red 

To show that the class of '07 wasn't dead. 

\(iw the folks of the A'ille when they lieard all the noise 
Didn't know that it was sim])ly colle,i.;e l)o.\s. 
."-iome la\' wide awake, all trembling in their beds. 
While others pulled the covers clear nver their heads; 
And lhe\ dared not get up, ope' the door and In.ik out 
Vnv the whole town was tilled with laughter and shout. 

Now the 'X'ille has a constable out at night. 

To see that all is kept quiet and right. 

And when he heard this frightful din. 

1 le scurried around to find his men. 

Now, it happened that there was not one at home. 

So he decided to go out and face it alone. 

lie went ilcwn the street towards all the noise. 

And on getting near, saw it was college bo\s. 

( )n getting closer to listen and hark. 

Soon found that '07 was out for a lark. 

So he sa\s to himself. sa\ s the constable, says he. 

"I'll pinch this crowd and Lake them with nie." 


S<.) 1k' slops tii i1k' front, tliis nuv IiukIv man. 

And sill lilts with a \L'nL;oncc "Tliniw up VDUr liaiuls." 

Tlieii what do yon think of tliu class of '07. 

Wlion half hiindn.'d hands wore raised towards lica\eii. 

They stoo(l for a nionicnl then half tnrned and ran, 

Desertint;- their comrades on the Jlyattsville sands. 

Fourteen there were who couldn't i;"et away, 
I'^or the t;un of the constahle hade them stay. 
So the one lonely man on that night before dark, 
J'inched fourteen Soiihmorcs out for a lark. 
He threw them around and searched them as well, 
For they were so scared they dared not rebel. 

He put them in jail at the end of the town. 
Thinking next morning that he would come round 
To take them up before Judge Carr, 
And have his praise sung wide and far. 
And so he went back to his downy bed 
After the weary raid he had led. 

Now the jail was old. and failed to hold 
That hand of fourteen Sophomores bold. 
For they found a stick upon the floor. 
And silently they ]iried open the door. 
And then away like thieves in the dark 
They swiftly sped toward College Park. 

When the constable saw they had gotten away 

He said to himself "Now away they will stay." 

He"d accompHshed his purpose, and if you go to the A ille. 

The people will proudly tell you still 

llow their brave constalile, alone after dark. 

Pinched fourteen Soiilioinores out for a lark. 

|. .\. Kri', "05 


Program of Public Exercises, 1 904 

SUNDAY, June 12.— 

4:15 I'. M. — Baccalaureate sermon. 
By Dr. Herbert Scott Smith, of \\'ashino;ton, D. C. 

8:00 P'. M.— Annual Meeting of Y. M. C. A. 
Address bv Rev. F. L. Middleton, of lierwvn, Md. 

MONDAY. June 13.— 

g :oo A. M. — Tennis Tournament. 
2 :oo P. M. — Field and Track Events. 
6:30 P. M. — Drill and Battalion Parade. 
8:30 P. M. — Class Da}- Exercises. 
Address li\' Mnn. Henry Holzapfcl, of I lagerstown. 

TUESDAY, June 14.— 

10:30 .\. M. — Annual Meeting of Alumni. 
2:30 P.M. — Base ball. Alumni vs. College. 
4:30 P. M. — Review of Battalion. 

8:00 P.M. — Joint Meeting of Literary Societies. Debate for 
Alumni Medal. 

WEDNESDAY, June 15.— 

11:00 .\. ^I. — Commencement Exercises in New College Hall. 

Address by His Excellency, Edwin \\'arfiel(l, Covernor of Maryland. 

4:00 P.M. — Exhibition Drill. 

8:30 1'. M. to I :oo A. M. — Commencement I'.all. 

Music Furnished by the Fifth Regiment Band 

Class Day, Monday, June 1 3 

Exercises 8 :3o P. M. 



Class History and Prophecy Lieut. J. P. Gray. 

Class Ode. 1904. 


Announcement, President of '04 Captain W. R. Mitchell. 

Address of Presentation. 

Senior Orator Lieut. G. L. Wentworth. 

Presentation of Class Shield and Fasces. 

Senior Armor Bearers Lieutenants, E. R. Sasscer and J. G. Ensor. 

Senior Lictors Capt. R. P. Choate and Lieut. T. B. Mnllendore. 

Junior Armor Piearers Sergeants E. H. Suavely and C. P. Whiteford. 

Junior Lictors Sergeants J. J. A. Krentzlin and W. P. Roberts. 

Address of Acceptance. 

Junior r)rator Sergeant G. Sturgis. 

Class Pipe and Song. 
Retirement of Senior Class. 

Announcement, Junior Herald Sergt. J. C. Cockey. 

Installation of New Senior Class. 

Address Upon Resolutions Sergt. A. A. Parker. 

Class Ode, 1905. 

Formal Adjournment. 


Address to Classes Hon. Henry Holzapfel, Jr. 



Alumni Day, Tuesday, June 1 4 

10:30 A.M. — Animal .MectinL;' of .\hinini Association. 
2 : P. Al. — Base ball, Alumni \s. Collcyc 

8:00 P. M. 


"MoRRir,!." vs. "Xi':\v Mkkci-:r." 

Subject — Resolvt'd, 

"That the Government of the L'nitejl States was Warranted in l\eco!;niz- 
ing the Incle])en(lence of the Panama Republic." 

1. .Affirmative, Mr. White, of the "Xew .Mercer" Society. 


2. Negative. Mr. Sturgis, of the "Morrill" Socicety. 


3. Negative, Mr. Stoll, of the "Morrill" Society. 


4. .\fifirmative. Mr. Cruikshank, of the ".\e\v Mercer" Society. 


.\nniiuncement of Decision of Judges. 


10:00 P. M. — .\himni l')ani|uet. 


Commencement, Wednesday, June 1 5 

Exercises 1 1 :oo A. M. 


"Maryland, My Maryland" Randall. 

Invocation Rev. J. C. S. Mayo 


( )verture, "Poet and Peasant" ^'on Siqipe 

.\ddress to Graduates by His E.xcellency, Edwin Wartield. Governor of Maryland. 

"Fo.xy Quiller" Dc Koven. 

Salutatory L. W. Cruikshank. 

"Modern Chivalry." 


"Hearts and Flowers" Tobani. 

\'aledictory E. W. Stoll. 

"Our Own Country." 


March, "Bachelor Maids" St. Clair. 

Presentation of Diplomas. 

P>\- His E.xcellency, Edwin Warfield, Governor of Marylan<l. 

llenediction Rev. S. Ward Ri,t;hter. 

vStar-Spangled liaiiner Key. 

8:30 P. M. — Commencement Ball. 

Music Furnished by Fifth Resjiment Band, 

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St. John's. Wasiiinc.ton Coij.kc.k. 

Westkrn Marvl.vnd. Maryland Ac.kicui.turai.. 

I'Kdi''. CiiAS. S. Rich AKi)S<i.\. /''■(•i"it/(';;/. 
Maryland .li:^riciiltiiral (.'('//i\;;i\ 
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Jrashiiiii^toii Collct::C. 
Dr. J. W. Reksk. Treasurer, 
U'eslern Maryland Collei^e. 


J. M. Strei'T, Esn., Belair. Md. 
Rhv. \V. R. Turxkk, ll'asliini^taii. P. C. 


Address of Wclcoiiu' Capt. R. \V. Silvester 

President M. A. C. 

Response PROF. E. J. Clarke 

Remarks by President of Association Proe. C. S. Richardson 

Music College Orchestra 

Oration— A Plea of Edncation Mr. J. Howard Fox 

St. John's Collei^e 

]\h,sic College Orchestra 

Oration— Responsibility Mr. Ernest Albert Howard 

!rashin:.:,t(in Collei:,e 

;\lusic CoLi.iCi'.E Orchestra 

( )rati()n— Democracy Trinmphant Mk. Jniix .MiTCiiELL HiEnrv 

jrestern .Maryland C'eZ/c^c 

]\[usic CoLLEc.ic Orchestra 

( )ration— The Supreme ICvil Mr. GlEnworth Sti' 

Alarsland Agricnltiu-al Collet;e. 
Decision of Jnd^'es 

Vocal Solo— -j'.eauty Eyes" Miss I Ielex Chaffinch 



A True Story 

FIRH! FIRE! the awful cry 
Did pierce the inidiiii:;hi air — 
Fire ! fire ! the dread alarm 
Went shriekini;;- u]) the stair. 

Two hundred boys leaped from their heds. 
With faces scared and white. 

And grabbed their clothes and got the hose, 
But swooned away with fright. 

Professor S did hear the cry — 

It roused him from his sleep. 

He cleared the bed and made the stairs 
In one tremendous leap. 

And on the middle of the stair. 
With serious look and niein ; 

With tooth-mug full of water. 
Stood valiant Johnny Green. 

"Where is the tire?" said Johnny. 

"I feel the heat, 1 swear — 
I fear we'll all lie burned to death — 

Professor, lead in praxer." 

And there upon the stairway 

In night-gowns all arrayed. 
Professor S and Johnny Green 

Knelt down and fiercely jirayed. 

I'lUt suddenly the baker man, 

A German, speaking l)nlch. 

Ran U]) and cried, "Dis all is wrong. 
Dare is von fire nod much." 


You all (lid me niisunderstan — 

Dot vaiter I desire. 
And called his name — vich it is llarr- 

You tink it soun like fire." 

Oh my! but didn't they feel cheajj 
(Can't tell you what they said). 

They laughed a sickly sort of laugh 
And both crept back to bed. 



More farmers — Ai^ricultural Course. 

Sleep — Eclitor-in-Cliief. 

Moustache— J. C. C. 

Ponv. x-\uy age, so it is sound. Price no consideration — Classical Students. 

Wife— J. X. Mackall. 

Position as instructor in Calculus — drinies. 

Preparation to prevent perspiring- when temperature is 14 degrees below — 

An a|)paratus to increase one's height without pulling the s])inal column 
asunder — "Sis." 


"As You Like It" 

Any one finding- a T square with "Mudd'" on it will please have "sand" 
and "grit" enough to return it and not treat him "dirty." Probably "Cirimes" 
(Digges) has it. 

Lost. — "Lover's Guide to Courtship and Marriage." Finder will please 
return to Room 22-B. 

Man, born of woman is of a few days and full of hash. 

A certain ])rofessir"s wife, riding from station with ]\Iack. tells him where 
she wishes to sto]). ALack. — .\11 right 'm. I deliver all percels to their destination. 

Mackal! — "lilair got stuck for using obscure language." 

Cockey, J. — "Gooclell, what size hat do you wear?" 

Goodell. — "Six " 

Cockey, J. — "What size shoes?" 

Goodell. — "Five and a half." 

Cockey, J. — "M)' ! but }ou"ve got small features." 

Dr. McD. in Chem. — "Air. ( )wings, what can you say under the head of 
illumination ?" 

"Re<ldy." (piittiii!^ his hand on his head) — "There's not much under this 

Gus. — "King can't play tennis." 
Smitty. — "How do you know?" 
Gus. — "I l)eat him last night playing caramels." 

Tillson, E. {I'll Saturday crciiini^). — "IaI's play tennis to-morrciw and go 
fishing and if we have time, let's go to cliurch in the evening." 

iSowland. — "I don't want to see any such expression as that nn your :\\>- 
pearancc again." 


harper. — "Say Ferdy, don't yoii think the Major will assig^n those small 
boys to the "Infant-ry ?"' 

Ferdy. — "Yes, and the very last squad." 

Harper. — "But then they will not be able to take part in the "man-ouvres." 

Young student of Shakespeare. — "I hate potato pie, l)ut Shakespeare is 
simply too dear for any use." 

"You didn't know I was an electrician, did you?" 

"Well, I thought something of the kind must be the case, liecause \'ou shock 
me very often." 

Pug. — "I hear H will be disranked." 

Cockey, J. — "Go tell him to hand in his recognition." 

"Why is President Silvester called "Cab?" 
"Because he is a hansom man." 

Owings finds "Immonia" to be a colorless, inodorous gas with few ]:)roperties 
and a strong smell. 

Grover. — "Won't I look fine when I get dressed up in my new dress suit- 

Showell. — "\\'here is there a church in Washington where I can hear some 
good singing?" 

Tillson, E. — "The Metropolitan." 
Showell. — "L,et's go to-morrow." 


How to Keep Young Men on the Farm 

|F there is one phenomenon, whicli, above all others, is command- 
ing the attention of Sociologists, it is the const^mth' increas- 
ing tendency of young men to leave the country to seek their 
fortunes in the already over-crowded cities. The reason for 
the high interest excited by this movement is to be found in the 
two-fold problem which it presents for solution — What is to 
be done to diminish or to remove the evils, industrial, political, 
social and moral, which the existing overcrowded state of our cities entails ; and, 
what relief can be afforded from the drain to which this movement subjects 
our country districts? That both city and country are injuriijusl\- affected by 
this exodus of brawn and brain, it hardly needs be asserted. We read it in the 
daily press not less than in the magazines. We hear it preached from the pulpit 
and declaimed from the public forum. \\'e accept the fact ; and with eagerness 
seek the remedy, if any such there be. 

With the first phase of the problem, the eft'ect on our municipal life, we are 
not, in this paper, to deal. We leave that aspect of the case to the economist, the 
statesmen, the sociologist or the moral philosopher. It is to the remaining ques- 
tion that we address ourselves. What can be done to induce young men to re- 
main in the country, to identify themselves with rural interests, to endeavor "to 
make two blades of grass grow where one grew before," to elevate the ideals 
of country life, and by so doing, "to take arms," as Hamlet says, "against a 
sea of troubles, and, by opposing end them." For it must be clear to all that if 
grave evils come to the country, and other social disorders result to the munici- 
pality by the migration of the country youth to the city, then we shall be going 
directly to the source of the trouble if we can discover any means whereby this 
same young man can be persuaded to stay on the farm. It will appear that, 
when our part of the problem shall have been solved, there will remain no prob- 
lem, resulting from this cause, for solution by the reformers above referred to. 
To our mind the question is one worthy of careful consideration ; and, in order to 
solve it we must first observe the causes which impel the young men to leave the 

ISriefly stated, the reasons for this social phenomenon are to lie fdund in the 
greater attractiveness of the city to the youthful imagination, and the larger 
opportunities there afforded to strength and energy, 'Xow we do not intend to 
dwell upon the justice of this view. We shall simply observe that the extent and 
value of (>i)i)iirtuiiit\ are always relative, and that the attractiveness of any- 


thin;^ In llu' human niiiul imist (lc]ien(l in larjje degree upon education. We are 
forced to admit, though, tliat the young man, however much he may be mistaken 
ill his estimate of the advantages afforded him by city life, has a keen appreciation 
of the unattractiveness of country Hfe as he is compelled to live it, and knows 
by liitter ]iersonal e\])erience how small are the rewards, measured by com- 
mercial standards, which energy and perseverance yield under the economic 
conditions with which he is familiar. L'nfortunately the sequel to his bold 
entrance into the lists of the fierce commercial life of the city, is too often for 
him a merciless disenchantment. Once involved in its wild vortex, he realizes the 
truth of the old adage, "all that glitters is not gold," and he soon becomes one 
of the throng that constitutes, the problem for the student of city life. And it 
seems to be true that, with the, passage of the years, the struggle of cit\- life be- 
comes fiercer, while the life in the country becomes more unattractive. 

Here, then, is the problem. What shall we do about it? In trying to answer 
the question we are forced to observe first that in the past, our efforts to change 
the conditions above referred to, have been largely directed towards the com- 
mercial aspect of the case. Wise plans have been formulated and carried out 
to bring about that enlightenment of the rural population which will enable them 
to make farming pay. With this end in view the National Government estab- 
lished and maintains its Department of Agriculture, employing the most eminent 
specialists upon every phase of science relating to agriculture : in pursuance of 
the same purpose, it established the Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations 
in each state and territory of the union. It was to extend and enlarge the scope 
of this work that the state governments have so liberally endowed these colleges 
that they have, in many states, become great universities. In like manner the 
experiment stations have been supplemented by departments of Farmers' In- 
stitutes, the function of which is to establish a personal chain of communication 
between the farm and the Experiment Station and College. 

We need not point out the beneficent result of this development. To say 
that, in many portions of the union, methods of agriculture have been revolu- 
tionized is to utter a truism. Agriculture has been made to pay — to pay well ; 
to pav handsomely. If there are districts or states in which it does not pay, the 
condition is either due to a failure on the part of state legislatures to supplement, 
in adequate degree, the work of the federal government, or grows out of a 
settled disregard of the means of improvement by those whom it is intended to 
serve. We believe that the prejudice against "book farming," as it has been 
styled, is dving out, and that our farmers are becoming daily more firmly con- 
vinced of the usefulness of these scientific aids to agriculture. lUit, on the 
other hand, it needs hardly be pointed out that in many parts of the union, and 


notably in the Eastern States, the farmers' sons do not avail themselves of the 
advantages offered by agricultural colleges. In spite of the lavish expenditures 
of state and nation to make agriculture pay. young men do still leave the farm 
in large numbers to crowd the cities ; and, what may seem paradoxical, but what 
is by no means a local or incidental feature of the case, is the fact that the greater 
number of young men educated at our agricultural colleges do not go back to 
the farm. 

Xow whence this condition ? Why is it that the utmost effort of state and 
nation to make agriculture profitable has failed to revive a dying interest? The 
answer is to be found in the other aspect of the view, above noted, which the 
rural youth entertains concerning the conditions incident to country life, as he 
is compelletl to live it. Country life to him is unattractive. A recognition of this 
fact has induced our wisest educators to inaugurate a system of instruction, the 
aim of which is to develop in the hearts of our young people a warmer sympathy 
with nature. Hence Nature Studies, so-called. As the name implies, the svstem 
com])rehends a study of natural science in all its branches, but more especially 
those phases of it which enter into the daily life of the child. Without seeming 
to do so. the child, by observing simple facts of every-day life, acquires a knowl- 
edge of natural law. but better still, learns to know and inevitably to love the world 
about him. The ])lants of the field, the birds of the air, the babbling brook, the 
glistening snow, the fierce thunder-storm not less than the wee small voice of 
the cricket — every phenomenon of nature has a new' meaning for him. The 
country becomes an infinite wonderland more marvelous than the realm of the 

It is true that the full significance of this comj^aratively recent departure 
from the beaten path of education is not fully appreciated. There are those who 
decry it. who deplore the study of "weeds and bugs and things" as catering to the 
truant spirit of childhood and substituting mere pleasure for work. They lose 
sight of the fact that work can and should become a pleasure. "Blessed is that 
man who finds joy in his work." and the same measure of blessing is the reward 
of the child who labors with cheerfulness of heart. The limits of this paper will 
not permit a full discussion of the merits of this system of elementary education. 
But we believe that it opens a new life for our little ones. We are unreservedly 
in favor of its adoption in all our public schools. Moreover, we advocate, espec- 
ially in the rural districts, that emphasis be placed upon those pl;iases of the study 
which bear directly upon agriculture. To accomplish this end there should be 
attached to every schoolhouse enough ground, in addition to that used for play- 
grounds, to enable the children, under the supervision of the teacher, to devote 
a portion of the school hour to a practical application of the principles of grow- 
ing plants. 


Tills Is liy nil iiieans an original Idea with us. In many of our lart;c cities 
we find that school play-grounds are helng enlarged with this very end in view. 
Does it not seem strange, that in the city, where land Is highly valued, it is not 
deemed wasteful or extravagant to expend large sums of money in this manner? 
How much more simple is it to inculcate a familiarity with nature in the country 
where are all her visible forms spread out in limitless profusion, right at hand. 
It will he maintained, no doubt, that the cost of inaugurating such a system would 
be too great: that it would involve too much increase in tlie tax-rate of the 
counties. Surely such a consideration will not be argued seriousl}- when the 
cheapness of land in most of our rural districts is taken into account. Let us 
put the matter in this form — What is the cost of an acre of land to a comnumity 
as compared with the fact that, through the use of the land for the i)urposcs out- 
lined above, one or two or ])erchance a score of young men may lie induced to 
remain in the country to increase the productive capacity of the community ? 

\\'e are convinced that there are in this latest plan to reconcile the rural youth 
to country life, infinite possibilities of good; but again we are forced to observe 
that even this will not achieve the object aimed at. Could the child remain in 
this fairyland of nature as opened to him by his nature studies, his life would be 
pleasant, indeed. What could the city offer to offset such charms as are here 
presented to his \-iew ? lUit, alas! what happens when the hours of school duty 
are over? We submit to a candid public opinion, if the home training of the 
children is not frequently, ( unfortunately, almost generally throughout the rural 
districts), such as to nullify the teachings of nature study. What is the use to 
expect the child, who has been in the hands of the teacher for a few hours, to 
have a deep all-pervading love of nature, when, as soon as he is released from the 
duties of school, he is compelled to become the ordinary drudge of the farm? 
How can we reasonably expect the boy to love nature wdien from the first peep 
of dawn until long after the sun has sunk to rest, he is compelled to engage in 
labor of the most mechanical sort, a labor that is too often beyond his strength? 
What intellectual development can be expected when a few months are clipjied 
from the school term in the fall in order that the child's labor may complete the 
harvesting of the grain : and when a corresponding shortening of the term is 
made in the spring that that same child labor may aid in the planting of new crops? 
What must result when the child is thus caught between the upper and nether 
millstones of drudgery in the summer months and drudgery added to study in 
winter ? Is it not reasonable to find the enthusiasm ground out of him ? Why 
shouldn't he dislike the country, and look to the city for emancipation? Are we 
painting the picture too dark ? Possibly so ; but we are convinced that there is 
enough of the force of truth in the argument to show one cause, be its influence 
great or small, which tends to nulify the influence of nature study education. 


W'liat, tlieii, is the remedy? The formula for echicatiii!;- a child has lonij;- 
Ijeen announced: "Educate the grandfather." This, we l)elieve, is the comiect- 
ing link that is to make it possible to educate the youth to remain in the countr\'. 
Let parents consider the practical aspect of this question: Is it better to emplov 
child labor for farm work, when it is manifest that such labor is not the most 
economical, and when it surely entails the creation in the child's mind of a lasting 
dislike for country life : or is it lietter to treat the child so that his physical 
strength will not be stunted, that his intellectual powers may be developed, and 
that he may be brought into a broad sympathy with nature, which will be the 
attractive force that will surely hold him on the farm? Will not the economic 
advantage be greater from having young men intellectually keen, as well as 
physically able, with a sympathy and liking for the country life, remaining in 
the country and devoting that same energy and intelligence to production, than 
from the conversion of under-developed children into mere drudges, out of sym- 
]iath\- with their environment? Is child labor any less heinous or uneconomical 
in the country than in the city? What shall it advantage a man if he gain a 
child's labor and lose the youth's productive power? 

Piut it is not only in an economic sense that it would be better to aid children 
in their development, rather than to retard their growth as above outlined. There 
must inevitably result a great moral uplifting from such a policy. A broader 
view of life must surely follow, and much of the narrow provincialism of country 
life will vanish. Let the culture of the public schools and the college and the 
university flow back to the farm, not awa\' from it, and we shall have indeed a 
regenerated agriculture and a transformed country life. 

If there be any truth in the principles laid down above, it must be clear that 
we must not depend upon any one factor of this educational system to produce 
the revolution demanded for the cure of the evil which constitutes the ]3roblem 
for our solution. There must be a more intelligent treatment of children in the 
rural home. Let home life be made attractive at w hatever cost ; for the effort 
will be as bread cast on the waters, and after many years, it will return an hundred 
fold. The system of Nature Study must be developed to its fullest extent in our 
public schools. Our school commissioners nuist not balk at the first cost ; for it 
means the restoration of "the yoemanry, our country's boast." The agricultural 
college must be liberally patronized in order that the full benefit afforded by 
state and federal aid may be disseminated among the rural youth. .\t all these 
stages the fact must be impressed upon the youthful mind that the greatest good 
lies near to nature's heart, and the yoing man must be urged to go back to the 
farm. We believe that with each generation, the urging will be needed less and 
less. The logic of circumstances will jroint the way not to the overcrowded city, 
but back tt) the "fresh fiel<ls and pastures new." 

1 68 

College Ode 

Glenworth Stiir.^is. L. F. Zerkel. 

Tune — Maryland, My Maryland. 

Our college dear, of thee we sing-, 

M. A. C! My M. A. C. ! 
And loval hearts we ijladly liring 

M. A. C! My M. A. C. ! 
In memory fond thy name shall eling", 
Throughout the land thy praise shall ring. 
So to the breeze your banner fling, 
M. A. C.! Mv M. A. C. ! 

Thv sons have e'er been true to thee, 
M. A. C. ! My M. A. C. ! 

And greater vet their love shall be, 
M. A. C. ! My M. A. C. ! 

When records of our deeds they see ; 

If we obey thy every plea. 

And keep unstained thy history, 

M. A. C! Mv M. a'. C! 

In \N'isdom's hall ov on the field, 

M. A. C. ! My M. A. C. ! 
To vaunting foe we ne'er shall yield 
M. A. C! My M. A. C. ! 
F'or in our lives shall be revealed 
Those inspirations that appealed 
To feelings true by you unsealed, 
M, A. C! Mv M. A. C. ! 

J 69 

While other banners wave on high, 
M. A. C! My M. A. C! 
And brighter colors greet the sky, 
M. A. C! My M. A. C! 
The Orange and Black shall ever fly. 
And heights of fame they shall descry 
Who guard thee with a loving eve, 
M. A. C! My M. A.'C! 

Oh, let us then to her be true, 

M. A. C! My M. A. C. ! 
Her high and noble aims pursue, 

M. A. C! My M. A. C! 
And let us dedicate anew 
Our lives to every service due 
That may thy glorious fame renew, 
M. A. C! Mv M. A. C. ! 


All's Well That Ends Well 

I,( )X("r time aoo, "When Knighthood Was in Flower," "The 
anil "( >ver Xiagara Falls" and reached "The Eternal City." 
the World in Eighty Days" and soon sailed "Across the Pacific" 
World" for the "Northern Lights." He traveled "Around 
sen." left "The ('Id Homestead" and set forth "Alone in the 
.Man from .\rizona," otherwise known as "The Prince of Pil- 
It was here that he received "A Scrap of Paper" containing 
".\ Message from Mars." saying that "Peggy from Paris" would he there at 
"The Eleventh Hour" and they would have "A Royal Wedding." lie wanted 
to meet her at "The Crossing." hut strange to say she had "Her ( )wn Way," and 
they met "In the Palace of the King." When she arrived, he was glad to learn 
that she was not the "Street Singer" of old, but "Merely Mary .Ann." 

Their "Wedding Bells" could not ring for over a week, as "The Yankee 
Consul" and his wife were visiting "King Dodo" in "The Royal Palace" on their 
"Chinese Honeymoon." In the meantime, "Arizona" plays the part of "( )ffice 
I'loy," while "She Stoops to Conquer" by playing "The Second Fiddle." 

At the end of the "Twelfth Kight" they found "The Little Minister." and 
after making "Much Ado About Nothing," were married. They spent their 
nrst "Ten Nights in a liarroom": after this they got "llusy Izzy" and sailed 
"Down the Pike" "L'nder Two Flags" to "The Land of the Midnight Sun." 
where the\' met "The \irginian." It was here the "The Crisis" came, as the 
man from "Way Down East" was given "The Jilt," but he having "The Right of 
Wa\." left for "Old Kentucky" with "His Last Dollar." Here he fell in love 
with "The College Widow," but she would have nothing to do with "The Errand 
lioy." .\s she was already the wife of "David Harum," "The Gentleman from 
Indiana." she bade him "For Her Sake" to repent for "The Fatal Wedding" and 
return to "Prett\' Peggw" 

H. D. W., Ju.. 06. 

Things That Happened 


I_V Inrush cif rats aii<l. as usual, they take Ji.ihnny (ireen f(.ir President. 

14. Stur.ijis and Sonierville go to see their lady friends and walk through 
mud puddles. 

15. Regular work begins. Rats hunting for class-rooms. 

16. Cab has rat meeting and explains that Johnny Green is not President. 

17. Football squad liegins work. White tells "Comniy" he is going to 

18. All the rats go to church. 
U). Organization of Rossbourg. 

20. "Lanny" gives first lesson in (iraphic Statics and everyone makes 10. 

21. ( )rganization of A. .\. Prof. Richardson makes his annual address on 
"Paying Dues." 

22. Nothing doing. 

23. Oswald goes to Balto. Business unknown. Somerville resumes his 
old habits — working the sick list. 

24. Cockey dreams that he has been made Capt. of Co. ".\." : gets up 'i'-"'- 
riedly and cuts off one shoulder strap before he realizes that it is only a dream. 

25. \\'atts and Anderson pay us a farewell visit. 

26. "Commy" jumps all over the Adjt. and tries to impress upon him that 
he ("Commy") is It. 

2/. Meeting of Trustees. Gov. Warfield pays us a visit. 

28. Digges changes his shirt, or at least that is what Harris told on him. 

29. Not much doing. 

30. Y. ^I. C. A. makes its debut in new auditorium. First reception ever 
held by the Association. Great success. 


1. Football game with Randolph-Macon. Score, o — o. 

2. Preaching in auditorium. Edgar comes down. (Cloud)-.) 

3. Promotions read out. Cockey made Capt. and api)ears five seconds 
later with his shoulder straps. 1 low did it happen ? 

4. "Commy" smiles. Cloudy to-night. Rain to-morrow, 

5. Oswald makes a pun. More rain. 

6. Nothing doing. 

7. Football team leaves for Newport News, 

8. Team plays Artillery School. Score, o — 6. 

9. Earl, Nick and Edgar go to church and do not return until Reveille. 

10. Prof. Spence fails to meet his classes. Great rejoicing. 

11. "Commy" follows directions and takes one pill. It almost kills him. 
Ye gods and little fishes ! Why didn't the directions sa}' two. 

12. Prof. Lanahan demonstrates to the Juniors that the weight of love 
equals one dyne. 

13. "Stuhhy," celehrating. returns at 3 a. m. and sleeps all day. 

14. Meeting of Trustees. Cah gets 30 days. Foothall team leaves for 

15. Team defeats Alt. St. Mary's. Score, o — o. Second team loses on 
home grounds to P>. P. I. Score, 6 — o. 

16. John gives us fried chicken for Imich. Expect hash for rest of week. 
Glen goes to lialto. llusiness unknown. 

17. Meeting of .\. .A., .\thletic Council. Present suliject, "We Must llave 
Mone\'." by Prof. Richardson. 

18. \\'hite awakes from na]) in class mom in presence of Prof. L. "Eamiy" 

i<). P.oys worry "Ccnuny" by going in ( ). D.'s room for mail. He says 
various things. 

20. Juniors like Analytics so well that they wait for Cab. a whole period. 

21. "Commy" gets "stuck" (to the bottom of his chair). Who did it? 

22. Football team are defeated by Western Md. College. Score, 5 — o. 
2^. Edgar stays in IJalto. all day. .\ttraction unknown. 

24. Boys disappointed. No holiday. 

25. "Commy" has entire battalion at (aiard Mounting. 

26. "Stubby" hands Graphic Statics in on time. Dixon and Williar have 
trouble at supper with Johnny. Reason, things in general, principally grub. 

27. Sophs, get in coop. Prof. Spence lectures on rowdyism. 

28. Nothing doing. 

29. Ferdie takes second team to Balto. 

30. Rev. preaches good sermon. Boys go to sleej). 

31. Hallowe'en. "Commy" ap])rove requests from 11 p. m. till f> a. m. 


1. Cockey and "Commy" have a little matter of difference. 

2. Glen returns from home. School lamenting because Mt. St. Josejih's 
cancels game. 


3- President and ex-presidcnt of ^'. M. C. A. put out sign "Free luncli 
with every glass." 

4. Senior class place<l under arrest for short time. M. A. C. co-ed. for 
a few hours in evening. 

5. Football team defeated b\- L'niversity of .Maryland. Score. (> — o. 

6. "Stubby" goes home to vote for Teddv. 

7. Blue Mondax-. 

8. Election day. Rats take French leave and go to Kernan's. 

9. Majority of Facult\- met over result of election. Xot much work. ;\e\v 
visitor comes to college. Result — no sleep for bovs. 

10. And still it yells. 

11. Capt. Keene explains new drill regulations. 

12. Football team does not play St. John's. Hoys make Ape sav things. 

13. Ijig snow. Ingram goes to iialto. to see his cousin. ( /; f^liiribiis 
niiuin. ) 

14. .Ape tries to call up Capt. of Gallaudet foot!)all team on 'phone. 
( Dummy. ) 

15. Cockey buys bath tub. and is so pleased that lie bu\s foiu" more (dark 
green ) . 

1(1. Well, there's not much doing. 

17. Rats begin leaving for Thanksgiving holida\s. 

18. "Stubby" hides behind the "little green bottle" and "(".rimes" fails to 
see him. 

II). Third team licks .Mt. St. Jose])h's reserves in morning, ^corc, 10 — u. 
First team defeats (lallaudet in afternoon by score of 22 — 5. \Vhat's the matter 
with M. A. C? 

20. \ ery quiet. Preaching at su])per time. Ingram goes to P.alto. Same 
old story. 

21. First l)attalion drill. 

22. Seniors hold class meeting and everybody wants to conduct it. Re- 
sults — o. Mr. Green gives big dinner. 

23. I'loys depart for home to eat turkey. Ilosjjital does a rushing business 
and stock of "Eversfield Cathartics for Everybod\" nnis low. 

24. (iame with Delaware College. Capt. Ciill severel\- injured. Some of 
the M, A. C. boys come out of game with hair all mussed u\\ 

28. Wiggles slightly indis])Ofed. Ca])tain finds him locked in clntlu's shnte. 
21). I'rof. Richardson fails to interpret llinea's I'enn. 1 )nU'h and lliiiea 
gels called .lown. 

30. Class team squads begin work. 



1. '"Conimv" ]nills up stakes very unexjjectedly just before drill. School 
in mourning. 

2. "Shike's" ajipetite exceeds that of Jake Zouck. Johnii) goes in 

3. J. C. 1>., the new "Commy," disapproves all rats' requests. Much 

4. Have preaching and Thos. Hiiimphrey goes fishing. Rats on Jimmy's 
Lane and Buzzard's Roost, under leadership of "Big Chief" and Groves, have 
strenuous pillow fight. 

5. "Jimmie" goes to Benning's. Result, new desk and 'Varsity sweater 
with football M. Go again, "Jimmie." and take us along. Eidman fails to 
appear in Ape's room more than 21 times. Snow fall. 

6. "Nick" unable to remain in Chem. Lab. because of too much smoke 
(tobacco). I'ug and Sis have scrap. Pug goes on list: Sis turns nurse. 

7. junior and Soph, football game. General mix-up. Xo results except 

that both classes vow vengeance upon the Editor-in-Chief if he Ingram 

and Shike say damn. Three feet of snow expected. 

8. Mudd, T. J., hypnotizes Groves, and he in turn runs Shike and Col. and 
Jamieson on Buzzard's Roost. Shike, "If I die, I'll be near Heaven." 

9. Seniors hold class meeting until 2 a. m. to decide on ring. Vote, (1 — f). 

10. First Sergt. marches battalion to breakfast on account of Senior class 
meeting. And still it snows. 

11. Snow one foot deep. Seniors have class meeting. \'ote, 6 — 6. 

12. "Stubby," Ingram, Edgar and Co. go to Sunday School. "Stubby" 
gets lost in snow drift (i foot deep) and returns at 2 a. m. Seniors have class 
meeting. \'ote, 6 — 6. Don't worry. 

13. Seniors choose ring. Everybody goes skating. 

14. Somebodv blows out a fuse. Electrician Krentzlin "cusses" as usual — 
"his bark is worse than his bite." 

15. "Jimmie" gives all Asst. Profs, skating leave, good until 11 p. m. 
"Liunnie" and "Farmer" reported for overstaying leave. 

16. Arms turned in to ariuory. Drill over until after holidays. Rats 
happv. Three cadet officers .start free transfer agency from College to Pike by 
means of sleds. "Abe" the first victim. 

17. Exams. Hard work and no time to write. 

18. Ditto. Sunday dinner "out of sight." 

19- "Rat" decides that he knows too much Dutch and makes excavation in 
rear of his cranium to let it out. 

20. Many s'one, others g'oing. 

21. Ditto. 

22. vSvveetest dance ever siiven. 

23. All gone. 


3. Coming- — coming — coming I 

4. Still coming. 

5. All here. Hawk Alley Quartette hold meeting and elect Shike chief 
Hawk. Results of celebration — all got stuck. "J immie" makes inspection. Xot 
necessary to give results. 

6. A young Hanson makes his appearance. His father says he must take 
the Mechanical Course. ( )n car, Bishop gives his seat to a "ladv of color." lioys 
threaten to disown him. Bishop routs her and regains his seat. 

7. Cry of fire at i a. m. Johnny faints, but tpiickly revives when someone 
yells: "They've got the pies!" "Jimmie," "Bunnie," and Johnny look for fire 
and pies. "Stubby" looks for — well, never mind. Ask him. 

8. Enimert blows Reveille at 5:30. Is visited by "Big Cuiard" and Shcr- 
liick Ihilnies H. He now takes his meals from the mantelpiece. 

(J. I'ug and Jack skip chapel. Cab. sticks both of them. Heavy cluuds 
in sky. 

10. I'rof. Bomberger wears the same necktie for three coiTseentfvr ])eriods. 

11. Great excitement. Walker finds $348.00 in back of <ild ledger. Re- 
mainder of day spent in destroying old books. Nothing doing, boys : sorry for 

12. Continued excitement. Mr. Calvert partakes of it and ])aints his 
house red. 

13. Wreck on B. & ( ). Ivverybody attends. Lecture on "Farming." Spe- 
cial Agri. men cm front row. dee|)ly interested. Remainder spend very pleasant 
hdur in Band of Xod. 

14. Another lecture. Same results. K.ibbit for supper. Thai's what 
Johnny said it was. A montirs star\-ation exjjected. 

15. Ingram returns from Balto. It's useless to sa\- what he went for. 

Id. ('irimes comes down to breakfast on time. .Muilil gets reported before 


17- Stubby strolls up the Pike 
To see his "tootsie-woo," 
Edgar says, "That's just all right. 
But 1 think that I'll o(,, t,,,,." 

1 8. Major Wellstood lectures on "The Changing of the Tide." Some of 
the l)oys say it should have been "A Changing of the Socks." 

11). Mr. (ireen receives order from Gen. .\ooi fur two cargoes (.)f biscuit. 
These are said ti> lie the most effective ])nijectiles that have been used in the 

20. N'ery interesting lecture in chapel about the "feller on top." llovs 
kee]) awake. Emmert doesn't hit the list. Doc. is afraid he will lose his job. 

.21. Cden and Rat go to lialto. on Reveille business. Glen went elsewhere, 
too; Imt she knows he doesn't mean business. 

22. Shovvell goes to bed liefore 2 a. m. 

2T,. ".\pe" has his nuig taken and doesn't like the photos because thev 
resemble him so much, lint who can blame him? 

24. Rat plays 'possum. Taken to Infirmary in fainting condition ( ?). 
.Madam Fitz. doctors him up. Result, "I wish I hadn't done it." 

25. Grimes gets up in time to have a game of "( >ld Sol" before breakfast. 
.Anyway, we're glad to see him on time once. 

26. Cockey fails to drill his com])any. 

ly. Moonlight dance in chapel, in which the moon forgot to shine. .\sk 
Krentzlin how it was done. 

28. Edgar has jihoto taken and tells photogra]iher he would like to see 
the proiif before coming out to college. 

21). Rinek goes to Sunday School. \'e gods and little horn-])uutsI What 
will happen next? 

30. Jer jitzer Club organized liy Digges and Harris. Clul) pays in ten 
dollars and receives photo of Mr. Vabe. Well pleased. 

31. Ingram doesn't go to ISaltimore, nor Stubby u|i the I'ike. 


1. Ingram goes to College I'ark to collect Y. M. C. A. dues from Mr. 
Calvert. Reaches College again out of l)reath ami very nuich frightened. What 
can be the matter ? 

2. Lecture in chapel, .\gricullvrists learn lo beware a nude's iiead. .\olh- 
ing was saiil of his heels. 

3. Chief walks out from llistrict line, lie forgot the kisl car passes 
at 12:40. 


4- Chief misses Reveille, breakfast and chapel. Recuperatin,s;, they say. 

5. Smitty makes up his bed. Grimes gets a hair cut. 

6. Boys swipe bugles and breakfast is a half-hour late. I'rof. S]>ence has 
clock set back half hour and things go on as usual. 

7. Now the drums are gone. Jimmie makes a midnight trip lo town and 
returns with a bugle in time for Reveille. No use. b()\s. 

8. Company basket ball series begins. 

9. Prof. Lanahan shows the Juniors some experiments with the tuning 
fork in sound. Shike thinks he is in singing class and tries to run the scale. 

10. Ingram starts for his cousin's wedding with good and philanthropic 
intentions of giving her old shoes and plenty nf rice. 

1 1. Nothing doing. 

12. Jamieson visits the Zoo, and returns with a startling tale of an animal 
there with a tail before and a tail behind. 

13. Harris goes over to the Library and gets a book. "Bugs and Their 
Works." Says he will enjoy himself for a while. 

14. Great catastrophe in Gym. During exciting game of basket ball, grand 
stand falls with a crash and brings all on it down. Result : Toadvine is missing. 
If you should see him, ex])ress him to CuUege I'ark. 

15. "Rat" changes his shirt. 

16. Smitty, Stubby, and Chief go coasting after sup])er. Kach saves his 
care fare to Washington. 

17. Entertainment in Auditorium by Mademoiselle Sally Conrad Faunt le 
Roy. Girls, don't turn him down in May, wait until June. 

18. Find stress on Jinmiy's mind when lie wanted to go coasting and found 
sled in use. Answer requested. 

19. Sis becomes enamored of a maiden while in town. 

20. Harris and Ingram have a game of poker. Betting heavy, for Ingram 
holds two fives, two tens and a seven, and Harris, three tiives, one ten and a trav. 

21. Mudd and jamieson get stuck only seven times each. Good work, 
Ijoys. The ^'. M. C. A. hasn't worked in vain. 

22. Smith, (ilen and Ape go to llalto. to see "Her First h'alse Ste])." 
Holiday street. 

23. Rat frightens all the snow-birds from College Grove with his laugh. 

24. Seniors and Juniors have a ilance. Xdt a moonlight dance — the moon 
doesn't even look — when the lights go out. 

2^. Kdgar calls on la(l\' friend and drinks a bottle of I leinz tomato catsup. 
Returns and tells us what tine wine he has ha<l. 

j'>. h'verybody goes to church, even Rat. vSnow exiiected. 


2". Snow arrives. Pioys begin to realize that Farmer Wall's room has 
been rougb-houseil. Se\eral pnt under arrest until May 31. others until June 
1st. Some eompelled to stay in; others not allowed to go out. 

_'S. "Tom Humphrey" and Stui)by have little eonfidential talk. Stubbv 
ibink's he is {'resident. 


1. No distiu-bance raised on Wiggles Alley. 

2. Jaek King wants recipe for making vanilla lemonade. 

3. Everybody preparing to go to the inauguration. 

4. Teddy inaugurated, lloys escort him. Jamieson even in step when he 
]iasses the Presi<lent. 

5. Hoys go to ehureh in the morning and to town in the afternoon to see 
the prett\- girls (visitors), but fail. Crowd on the Avenue too great for them. 

(). ,\11 the Juniors make two "7.i])s" in calculus e.xcept Mitchell, he only one. 
Too much Teddy. 

7. Fancy dress ball in Hyattsville. ( )h. you ouglit to have seen "Sunny 
Jim," "Xervy Xat," "Willie lioy," clowns and frontiersmen. Kven the "Hoolies" 
were in awe of them. 

8. The following sign is found on Lanny's class-room door : ".\11 hope 
aban<lon. ye who enter here." \'ery appropriate. 

9. Nothing doing. 

10. Trustees meet. We have hash for a rarity. "Tolly" doesn't have his 
lecture on Agriculture. 

11. Everybody goes to town to see "l'egg\- from Paris." Worse than the 
"Sambo Girl." 

12. Ingram skips chapel and Grimes get a shave. 

13. Unlucky day and Blue Monday for Seniors. Make "zips" with Lanny. 

14. Speeches in auditorium by Profs. Spence and Richardson. .As a re- 
sult of the enthtisiasm aroused Stubby collects about $500.00 ( ?) dres. 

15. Mackall, reading Geology, recognizes Icbthyosanropothy as a mystical 
animal weighing 8 feet high. No wonder, with such a name. 

16. Cake frier makes its debi't in kitchen. C)h, that satisfied snii'.e on our 
steward's face ! 

17. InsiX'Clion. Grimes gets stuck for dirty room. How could this Ije ? 

18. Saturday. We don't make "zijis" on this day of the week. It's an 
ill wind that IjIows nolxjdy good. 

I<). lv\-erybody goes to church except those that don't go. 


20. Rat receives a letter on burnt orange paper and considers it an insult. 
She should use green. 

21. E-xanis. laeg-in. Jamieson liears about the criljs and sa\s he will borrow 
a pony. 

22. Senior class meeting. White is voted as the greatest laides man and 
the class decides that Rat will be pretty when his face comes in fashion. 

2^. No one puts out the light. Krentzlin rejoices. 

24. Maryland Day celebrated. Anything to get out of work. 

25. Opening game of the baseball season with (leorgctown. Score. 6 — 3. 
M. A. C.'s coming. 

26. llaseball manager goes to church as result of yesterda\-'s game. I'lav 
'em again. 

27. The dreaded day passes quietly. 

28. Ingram returns from a visit to his cousin and is found writing to her 
at 2 p. m. and again at 7:30 ]>. m. 

29. A student calls on his lady friend in the A ille. and has to wait on the 
l^orch while she dines. Ask Krentzlin about it. 

30. White skips breakfast formation. 

31. r>assett talks baseball for only fifteen minutes l>cfore breakfast, lie 
wasn't up earlier. 


1. April Fool's Da}- and the boys take advantage of it. Su does the base- 
ball manager. 

2. Jimmy reports everybod}' for not leaving college. 

3. A bug Prof, stands in front of barracks smoking his pil>e. Hoys think 
there is fire and turn hose on liini from second story window. That makes him 
liot ami he blazes forth with sparks in his eye, but his goose is cooked and he cools 
ilown, while the bo}S extinguish the lights. 

4. Stubby engages in the liarber business. Cuts two rats" hair and now 
"1 don't like you any more." 

5. Xo baseball game on account of rain. Glen and Stulil)\' walk a mile in 
ten feet of mud to call on young ladies. 

C). I'rof. Lanny smiles. Now what do you think of that? 

7. b'dgar visits District IJne and the usual calamity befalls him. His 
|)lo(lding V]) and dnwn the sand hills of Worcester have nut lieen in vain, 

X, llaseliall team plays Ml, St, Joseph's at llaltimore, M. A. C, wins hy 
score of 10 to 1, Keep it u]) buys. 

I So 

9- \'crv quiet : only a little baseball discussion. 

10. Mudd. T., j;ets a liair cut. Don't you know, he looks awfully funny. 

11. Stubby and Chief lake a lri|) up the i'ike. Strange things will happen. 
Stul)by says he will ])robal)ly be baek for breakfast. 

12. (irinies sweeps out, and beint;- thus oceupied, stops playing- solitaire for 
thirteen minutes, janiieson doesn't .Ljet stuck. 

i,V ^\ c do not have slum for supper. Thirteen isn't so unlucky after all. 
Treacher Digges reforms and swears only twenty-seven times during supper. 

14. LSig debate with Delaware College. M, A. C. loses. We can't win 
everything all the time. 

15. Glen's birthda}'. Goes to r>altimore on Reveille business and to , 

well, never mind, liaseball team defeats Fredericksburg College to the tune 
of 7 to I. 

I'). "I'ug" spills the strap and gets so stuck up he won't speak to anybody. 
Stubby and Chief fail to go to I'lcrwyn. 

17. liassett is seen without a cigarette in his mouth. Xick goes up on I'lcr- 
wyn 1 leights to spend the evening. Ferdy takes a shave. 

iS. "Ape" doesn't report Jamieson or Rishop. Coming much cooler, prob- 
able snow. 

i<). Easter holidays begin. IJoxs all happ\ , and most of them start for 

easte:r holidays. 

This little space is set apart for the select (?) few, wlio, for various reasons, 
remained at College during the holidays. 

20. Every one plays baseball or teimis. Tillson, E., challen,ges any "knight 
of the court," but no one wishes to play him. 

21. Some of the boys hitch up Nancy Hanks and drive to Hyattsville, 
Three ride while the fourth walks ahead to see if Capt. is around. 

22. Big baseball game. The Besa r)rothers' Giants vs. Mark .\ntony 
Hudson's Blue Stockings. Score, 43 to 37 in favor of the Giants. In the tennis 
tournament Mr. Smith goes down to defeat at the hands of "Rat." sometimes 
known as Mr.' Mackall. 


2T,. Everyone goes to churcli. "Rat" and "Sinitty" |l;-o to three ditiferent 
churches during the day. They were proliahly playing steeplecliase. They say 
they gave a nickel each time, but we don't knew. Mr. Creen gave eacli one an 
extra for each time he went to church. 

24. All is quiet along the Pike. Edgar pays a short visit across the branch. 

25. Work begins. Boys come in witli a rush to take up scholastic duties. 
The good things which they brought are Um numerous to mentimi. 

26. Xicholls reports Capestany for assumiition of authority because he goes 
up on the "Heights." 

27. Cockey does not go on ( ). 1). in order to get out of classes. Oswald 
and Marris go bug hunting and retiu'n with tin can full of tadpoles. 

2S. Ivdgar and Stubljy receive bill for board and kerosene, but the kerosene 
is a mere bagatelle when Stubby is around. 

29. Game with Xaval Academ\- at .\nnapolis. M. A. C. meets defeat. 
They played a great game, however, and are in no wise discotu'aged. 

30. "If xou'll turn that 'bloomin' diary in, the forms will be alreadv to put 
on the press," say our inililishers. We mustn't dela_\' theiu. 





"Wonder what Mertz will say today?' 

al .; I'. M. daily. Saturdays 

Mertz's Best Tailoring: at 
Extra Special Prices. 

Tlie IjesI erVorts ol llio (.■k-vert-sl taiUiriiig experts are centered uli the iirudiietioll of Mertz-ruacie garments. 
The best fabrics that can be bought are bought in ciuantities that coitimand special low figures. The combination 
of such buying and sucli systematic management is responsitjle for the notable Mert/.-specials. 

Suit to Order, $9.00, of Spring Fabrics 
worth $15 to $18. 

A " Mertz-special " tliat rings true witli value-giving. 
An immense as.semblage of all pure wool Spring 
.Suitings in the swellest and latest fancy eflects— 
fabrics that are justly valued at $15 to SIS. Made to 
measure in the " Mertz-way " and guaran- 
teed to fit and satisfy for 


Suit to Order, $12.50 of Fine Fabrics 
worth $20 to $25. 

A " Mertz-si)ecial " tliat will prove a worthy intro- 
duction to Mertz-tailoring. The choicest and most 
stylish seasonable suitings are in this line. All new 
fancy elf ects of the most exclusivesort— goods that s( dd 
regularly lor $20 to $25; to order now in d>|n en 
the "Mertz-way" and fully guaranteed for «pl^«*JU 

Mertz a Mertz Co., 906 F Street 



That will Please You in 

Those Three Most Essential Points 

Quality, Time and Price 



5 1 Twelfth Street Northwefl 

R A. i;(P|,I.EN Eslillilhlir:! ISH.' \Vm . I i . Ta i;T]:i 



926 and 928 Loui»«iaiia Ave. 

\\Asiir-'(;T()N, II. r. 

Tlio oldust, largt'>t, and licsl, o.|Ui|iiK'd ( 'oininissidii 
Hi.lise ill the uilv. 

Dulin S( martin Co. 

I'i.nilrily r.KXKItlllciKS 

1215 F St, and 1214-16-18 G St,, N.W, 

iMriii;'n:i;s (i|. 

High Grade Pottery 
Art Glass and Bric-a-Brac 




Novelties appropriate for Prizes and Gifts 
for all occasions. 


Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Poultry, 

Meats, and Provisions 



w AsiiiNirriiN, II. c. 


Paints, Oils, 
Glass, ^c. j^ 

607 and 609 C Street, N. W. 


AN D rr C^SS 

7lTH £ G Sts.. N. W. 


House Furnishings, 

Fine Cutlery, 

and Tools 







... OUTPITTERS . . . 

Flme Pocfile4 aiidl Tffilble Ctmtlers' 

A M ■ 



Agent for Snow's and Old Town Canoes 

Our Special $17.50 Bicycle 

WalfOrd'S, el Pa. Ave., N.W., Washington. D. C. 

Summer School in 
Mechanic Arts 


Kli'Ctive courses are provided in 
all subjects taught in meclianical 
and electrical engineering schools. 
Si)ecial attention is given to shop 
courses, mechanical drawing, and 
design, niatlieinatics, ineclianics of 
engineering, tlieoretical electrical 
subjects, laboratory ccjurses in 
steam and electrical engineering. 
Ten weeks, beginning ,Iune iSth. 
F. I'm I. .Anderson, Dean. For de- 
taili'd information relative to any 
special line of work, address 

John T. Faig, Registrar, Lexington. Ky. 






C. B U R C H 

The Most Up toDate Store in the United States 

" ErverytHing tHe Newest.*' 

Clothing, Shoes, Hats and Furnishings for 


NEW YORK clotiiim; house. 

Baltimore Street, cor. St. Paul Street. 



. . . IPH ARM ACn^T. . . 

A Complete and Selected Stock of 
None but Qualified Assistants al- 
lowed to DISPENSE Prescriptions. 

Soda Water Hot and Cold Iq Season. 

¥ A T T^ V S ]L IL 1£ = = M A R Y IL A 


I 205=215 N. I>a<;a Street, Baltiivune, Md. | 

Bri>nch Mouses: 3()(S N. Gay Street and Reisterstoii, M<l. O 


which kills the San Jose Scale and has saved the Q 

Orchardists of this country thousands of dollars. g 



The wonderful promoter of growth. For Clovers, 
Peas, Beans, &c. Write for Pamphlet .... 

Dealers in All Kinds of Farm Machinery, Wagons and Carriages, Wire 
Fencing:, Poultry Supplies, Seeds and Fertilizers, Gas and Gasoline Engines. 
Largest Supply House in the State. Illustrated Catalogue on Application. 

isiiMiiu-: n, HiKsEiBicrKi uenky wiciss. ,ii-.. 
Marijland Telephone, Courtland 25 79 

BirsbbergJlrt Company 

Successor to Hirshbe.rg, Hollander iCo.'s 
Art Department 

Hrtists' Supplies ana 
Drawing material 

Pictures, Frames and French White China 




Headquarters for Spraying Chemicals 

ManufacIurcTs "& Proptietors of Kil-0-Scale 

Bulletin No. 178 of New Jersey Agricultural Experi- 
mental Station, on pages 4 and b, says regarding 

Headquarters for Pyrography 
Burnt Wood Material 


mamifji . 

lllnsi ' 


CSS kliiinn olilv U< Uu' 


litlif s<-il.liii'j .III iMiage, killed all larvae. reccTii 
sets and brrediiiK adults, leaving only some nf 
the halt-Krowii scalusas |Ki.s.sible survivors. Some 
trees n-eeivrd U\o applications, scalding the 
foliage more severely, but leaving fruit buds 
tniinjured on peach. The scales were as nearly 
exterminated as any application can 
such a result." 


Sole Agents for KIL-O-SCALE 





Insurance Agents and Brokers 







Baltimore, Md. 



728-730 15TH ST. 


Diamonds and Colored Gems set in all 
the Popular Designs. 

In our itock will be found all 
the latest novelties for presents 
of all kinds, at lowest prices. . 
Watches of all kinds, Dainty 
Jewelry, Sterling Silverware, 
Gorham Plated Ware, ("locks. 
Bronzes, Lamps, Fine China, 
Cut Glass, Knives, Forks and 
Spoons at prices to meet com- 

Gold and Silver Medals, 
Badges, C lass RingsforSchools, 
Colleges and Societies, are 
made to order on short notice. 

Welsh & Bro. Co., 

323 N. Charles St. 
Both Phones BALTIMORE, MD. 

New and Desirable Fabrics in 

Men's Suitings 

are always to be found 
in our splendid assort- 
ment of Woolens at 

B. Weyforth & Sons, 


217-219 North Paca St., 

Ballimore. Md. 


lEimer & Hinenb 

205-21 1 THIRD AVE, M_^ VnA 

Cor. isihsi. iNew I orK 

Importers and Manufac-tiirers of 

C. p. Chemicals and Reagents 

Chemical, Physical, and 

Scientific Apparatus. 

Assay Goods. 



J. S hap p trio 

iii;aij;i: in 







Cor. 9th and D Streets, N. W. 




Ni;\v VouK 

Watches. Diamonds, Jewelry 

Club aud College Pins and Rings 


0. 0. SPICER 

938 l^ouisiana Avestue 

\VASlIIN(i'l'(iN. II, (■ 

Produce Commission Merchant 


Wholesale oiil? 

Established 1872 

Incorporalt'd 19U1 

c. m. Bell 

Pboiograpbic Company 

463 and 465 Pennsylvania Ave. 





Special Inducements to College Students 

Harrison s Nurseries 


Millions of Jtpple Trees, Buds and Grafts, one, two 
and three years. 

Peach, one year from Inid, Pear, buds and grafts, Plum. Cherry, 
Grapes, Currants, Strawberry Plants in season. 

Send for Catalogue. 

You are cordially invited to come and see our Nurseries. Will gladly show 
you what we have. 





I'ciuixjil tniiia Acemie and Seventh Street, Wanliington, D. C- 

We make a specialty of YOUNG MtN'S 
CLOTHING— giving tit and style that is 
obtainable nowhere else ■.■.■.'■■.: 
We're headquarters also for everything in 
line. Always lowest and always the best. 


CoLLKdl': l'ARh\ . . .VAIi'VLAXJ) 



Jno. Schoenewolf £ Co. 


KM) and 1()2 S. Howard Street and :)()! W. Lombard Street. 

We ha->'e Both Phones. 


Home Baking Powder, Home Com Starch, 

Syrups: King Bee, Bouquet, Excelsior, Maple Drip, Gold Medal, Old 

Time, Old Gold, Favorite, Orange, White House and iJaisy. 
P. R. Molasses: San Jose, San Jaun, Mayaguez, San Carlos, Pride. 
N. O. Molasses: Cedar Grove, White House, Woodstock. 
Market Garden E. J. Peas, White House E. J. Peas. 
Com: Queen's Taste, White House, King Bee. 
Flour: Syndicate, Royal Roller, Paradise, White House, Centennial, 

Silver King. 
Cigars: Lone Chief, Fan, Buffet, Spanish Gem, Balto. Brownie, Pioneer. 

Taylor's Ham; Country Club Maine Corn; iJuffy, Mountfort & Greenes 
Diamond Seal Vinegar; Thomson & Taylor's Diamond Brand 
Coffee; Royal Blue Cigars. 



Woodward & Lothrop 


It IS our pleasure to answer proinptlu all correspondence. 

giving latest and best intormation. 
Samples tree. No catalogue. 

C.&P. Mt. Vernon Itifl3-W 
Maryland B-Sltil 

Ji Place for M. Jl. C. Boys 

Motel Xlennison 

117 W. LOMBARD Street 


W. B. TENNISON, Proprietor 

Established 1868 

Cieor^e P. VVilliar t< Son 

Commission Me.r<-.luints 
and Dealer-, in 


N<«s. 9 ami I I \l. Camden Streetf 

Batliiiiore, Md: 

Members of the 
Nahional May Assix'iation 

liEPMESEN I 111) B^' li. BLAKI-:. 

The Chas. H. Elliott Co. 

The Largest College 
Engraving House . . 
in the World 

Works I 7th St. and Lehigh Ave., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Commencement Invitations 
and Class Day Programs. 

Dance Programs and Invitations, Menus, Class 
and Fraternity Inserts for Annuals, Class and 
Fraternity Stationery, Class Pins and Medals 
(write tor catalogue). Makers of Superior Half 


By doing all the cooking on a 

Blue Flame 
Oil Stove. 


The most satisfactory Kerosene Oil is 


Always ask for il under above name 




1 4th and H Street, Northwest, 
Washington, D. C. 

Telephone 2 180. 












no, 112 AND 114 HANOVER STREET, 




Hall's 14 K. T. Hall's Gentleman's Plate and 50 En- 

Gokl iMuintaiii Pen, Correspondence Paper <^raved Cards, latest 

(jnaranteed, $i.(K). and Knxelojjes, st\-le scri])t, $i.on, 
])L'r h(.i.\, 50 cents. 

Correspondence Invited. 

Sample Book of Paper on Request. 





Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Ever- 
greens, Etc. 


Franklin Davis Nursery Co. 

California Privet Hedge Plants; 

Send for descriptive catalogue 

Special Attention to Landscape 
Work in all its Branches 






Offices, Baltimore and Paca Streets 

C. & p. Phone. Ml. Vernon, 5442. 
Maryland Phone, 984. 


Willinm H. Moore, WiUiam H. Moore. Jr_ 

Charles E. Moore, 

W. H. MOORE & Co., 

Grain, Hay, Straw, 
Seeds and Produce. 

307 S. Charles St., 

Baltimore, Md. 

Everubody Likes 

Berwanoer & Co.'s 


Remember the new location, 

8-1 0-1 2 E.Baltimore St. 

Near Charles. 

Benj. B. Owens. 

Spencer E. Sisco. 




C. and P. Phone, Ml. Vernon, 62(i2. 
Maryland " Courtland, 13B5. 

I INT 13 E X . 

Afivertisements ' 

A Difference of Opiiiioii 

A T.etter 

A Literary Cataclysm 

All's Well That Ends Well ^, 

■ As You Like It" 

Athletic Association 

Athletic Association Drawing,, 

A Tonst 

A Toast lo Alma Mater 


Baseball Team and Schedule ... 

Baseball Picture , 

Battalion at St. Louis Picture .. 

Basket Ball Picttire 

Basket Ball Skelch and Team 

Calendar 19(i4-]iiori 

Class 'or, 

College Athletics 

('cillege Buildings 

College Ode 

Commissioned Ofticcrs' picture 

Company "A" Picture 

Company " A " Roll 

Company " B " Picture 

Company " B" Roll 

Company " C " Picture 
Company "C" Roll ... 


Dedicatory Piclure 

Development ol the Y. M. C. A. 

Kditorial Board 

Editorial Board Pietin-e 

Favorite Songs 

Koolball Picture 

Football Schedule 
Football Team I'.iii.-. 
Freshman Class Kull 
Good Luck to Xaughtj-six 
History of the Class of llii.'i 
History of the Class of r.iin: 
History of the Class of liiuT . 

History of the Class o[ I'JOS 

How to Keep Yoinig Men on the 
.1 unior Class IMcture . 
Junior Class Roll ... 

Junior Grinds 

June Ball Organization 

.lust for Fun 

Members of Our OrcHiestra 

1R1-19S Midsummer Night's Dream 14s-Itii 

129 Military Department M 

i:i'.;-13ii Morrill Literary Society Drawing .si 

'.HMU Morrill Literary Society Sketch 84.8.') 

171 Much Ado .\boHt Nothing 60-62 

]i;:!-lfi3 New Mercer Literary Society Drawing 77 

114 New Mercer Literary Sociely Sketch 7'.i-X0 

10.5 Ode of the of 1905 3I< 

HI officers of Companies (Ifi 

i;;ii I )tticers and committees of Rossbourg Club . . . •• »7 

l.v.'-lni (itlieers and Faculty of Instruction 63 

n.'i officers and Members of New Mercer Lilehiry 

nil Society 7S 

97 officers and members of the Morrill Literary 

1'2U Society .S2-,83 

l'.!l-122 Oratorical Association of Maryland ColJcges IW 

59 Orchestra Picture 103 

l.VL'S Our Mess Hall 137 

liiC-liiT Our trip to St. Louis .. 95-101 

7 Preparatory Class Roll . . .i7-58 
]i;9-17i» Preface 6 

i;7 Presidents of the Faculty and College 146-147 

7.') Program of Public Exercises 150-153 

74 Prophecy of the Class of 1905 31-37 

71 Rossbourg <:lub Drawing .s.s 

70 Rossbourg Club Sketch ,S9 

73 Senior Class Drawing .13 

72 Senior Class Roll vj 

8 Should a Boy Play Football 111-113 

9 Song of the Editor 144-146 

. 93-94 Sophomore Class Roll 49-.50 

11 Staff Picture 65 

ID Stalisticsof the Class of 1905 154-1.55 

140 Statistics of the Cla.s.s of 1906 1.56-157 

110 Students' Quarters Picture Sfi 

109 Staff . ini 

. 108 TennisTeam Picture.. 123 

52-.54 The Battalion ii9 

47 "The Clubs" drawiuK 76 

■29-30 Things That Happeni'd 172 

tl-4B Things wc Hear 1 12-143 

.51 Thoughts Concernii'g oviiior\ 124-125 

.5,5-.56 Track and Field Team .. 117 

164-16.S Track and Field Team Piclure lis 

411 Track and Field Team Sketch 119 

::',l " Wanted " |i,l 

4.S What They .Say l;ls 

12S Words and Phnisi's in Everyday Cse . 139 

131 Y. M. C. A. Officers and Committee 1904-19115 .. 9! 


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