c> COLLEGE ! f3HAHY, REGISTER OF THE MARYLANO Agricoltural College, FOR SESSIOJV EJVDIJTG JUJSTE 29, 1880. BALTIMORE : J. Wesley Smith, Printer, 141 W. Pratt Street 1880. kMi REGISTER OF THE MARYLAND Agricultural College, FOR SESSIOJV EJSrDIJVG JUJVE 29, 1880 BALTIMORE : J. Wesley Smith, Printer, 141 W. Pratt Street. 1880. REGISTER OF THE MARYLAND Agricultural College, FOR SESSIOjY EA'DIjYG JUJVE 29, 1880. BALTIMORE : J. Wesley Smith, Printer, 141 W. Tratt Street. 1880. TRUSTEES. Representing the State £x-Officio: Hon. WM. T. HAMILTON, Oovernor of Maryland, PRESIDENT. Hon. HERMAN STUMP, President of the Senate. Hon. HIRAM McCULLOUGH. Speaker of the Hovm of Delegates. Hon. CHAS. J. M. GWINN, Attorney General. Hon. BARNES COMPTON, Treasurer. Hon. THOS. J. KEATING, Comptroller. General WM G. LeDUC, U. S. Commissioner of Agriculture. Representing the Stockholders ; ALLEN DODGE. Esq., J. HOWARD McHENRY, Esq , E. WBITMAN, Esq., Hon. JOHN MERRYMAN, F. CARROLL GOLDSBOROUGH, Esq. FACULTY WILLIAM H. PARKER, President. Professor of Engineering and Astronomy. , R. E. NELSON, Professor of Physics and Applied Mathematics. J. D. WARFIELD, A. M., Professor of English Literature, Mental Scievxie, and History. F. VON BROCKDORFF, LL. D. Professor of Ancient and Modern Langitagea. Prof. A. GRABOWSKII, M. A. S., Ph. D. (of WIESBADEN ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURE,) Professor of Agriculture and Natural History. WM. P. HEADDEN, Ph. D. Professor of Chemistry. Lieut. C. DEEMS, U. S. A. Instructor in Military Science, ond Commandant of Cadets. Military Organization. Lieut. CLARENCE DEEMS, 4th Artillery, U. S. A., Commanding. -••• ^he terms of the United States appropriation require military instruction. For tlie better instruction in Infantry Tactics and military practice and discipline, the cadets have been consolidated into one company, under the command of the Commandant of Cadets. The officers and noncommis- sioned officers are selected from those cadets who have been most active and soldier-like in the performance of their duties, and most exemplary in their general deportment. This department is in charge of an U. S. army officer. CAPTAIN, T.T.HOUSTON. W. H. THOMAS. LIEUTENANTS, W. R. PORTER, C. W. WOOD. 1st SERGEANT, R S. MERCER. W. H. CHILDS, J. KADY, SERGEANTS, R. S. GRIFFITH, R. L. PORTER CORPORALS, C. M. WENNER. J. H. STONETREET, H. B, CLAGETT, T. J. EARLE, W. T.MUNNIKHUYSEN. 6 CATALOGUE OF STUDENTS. SENIOR CLASS. ' *CissEL. S, M Howard Co., Md. Houston, T. T Washington. D. C. Rapley, R R Montgomery Co., Md. *Deceased. JUNIOR CLASS. vxDent, el Georgetown, D. C. Gale, H. E Baltimore, Md. •^ Hoffman, W. G , Jr Baltimore, Md. *<Kennard, G. H Anne Arundel Co., Md. •^Matthews, John Charles Co , Md. "- Mebcer, R S Anne Arundel Co., Md. ^Porter, Wm. R Baltimore, Md. ■^ Thomas, Wm. H St. Mary's Co., Md. Wicks, J. L York, Pa. /Wood, C. W Washington, D. C. SOPHOMORE CLASS. '^BowEN, p. A., Jr Prince George Co., Md. y Chabot, G. H Baltimore, Md. / Childs, W. H Montgomery Co.. Md. Clarke, J. C Baltimore, Md. ^Darrell, O. D Washington, D. C. ^^ Earle, T. G Talbot Co., Md. /] Evans, H. R Georgetown, D, C. I V Griffith, R. S Anne Arundel Co., Md. I /PASCAULT, A. G Talbot Co., Md. /Porter, R. L Baltimore, Md. Saunders, C. A Montgomery Co., Md. Stonestbeet, J. H Charles Co., Md. Wenner, CM Frederick Co., Md. _ FRESHMAN CLASS. / Acker, Nicholas Washington, D. C. ' Bowman, H. S Washington, D. C, Brootjs, p. N Kent Co., Md. Butler, W. W Prince George Co., Md. »' Clagett, H. G Alexandria, Va. wDeKrafft, J. C. P Washington, D. C. v^DuRBORROW, W ' Philadelphia, Pa. Friedlandeb, Harry San Francisco, Cal. Freeland, H Calvert, Co., Md. Gbabowbkii, G. E • • Prince George Co., Md. y^ Gut, R. H .' Prince George Co., Md. -Hughes, J. R WashiDgton, D. C. kHyatt,A. B .- Prince George Co., Md. INGA.TE, C. Y Mobile, Ala. Johnson, H Washington, D. C. K Kady, J J '. Baltimore, Md. uKady, M Baltimore, Md. t Key, F. S Talbot Co., Md. /Legare, J. B Washington, D. C. LiND, Wm. M... Baltimore, Md. >^ Lowe, J Omaha, Neb. Meiere, E Talbot Co. Md. .^ Moore. G. H.- C Ontario Co., N. Y. Morris, L. M Baltimore, Md. Mills, S. D., Jr Baltimore, Md. Moss, R. M Anne Arundel Co., Md. MuNNiKHUYSEN, W. T Baltimore, Md. Ord, Jas. T. San Antonio, Texas. Raplby, E. E Montgomery Co., Md. v^RUXTUN, Geo. S Norfolk, Va. Ulman, J. A Baltimore, Md. Webb, A M Baltimore, Md. V Whitney, C. W., Jr San Francisco, California. PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT. Camp, L C Washington, D. C. Cross, T. A Prince George Co., Md. HAioioND, R. H Anne Arundel Co., Md. Heiberger, E. a Washington, D. C- Keyworth, Wm R Washington, D. C. LiNTHiGDM, S., Jr Anne Arundel Co., Md. Lowe, H Omaha, Nebraska. Maury, F Washington, D. C. McCeney, Geo Montgomery, Co., Md. MiLBURN, RoBT Georgetown, D. C. MiLLiGAN, J. J. . . Baltimore Co,, Md. Moor«,Thos. E Washington, D. C. Porter, Benj. B Baltimore, Md. Sanderson, M. D Washington, D. C. Scott N. B .Prince George Co., Md. Slingluff, R. F Howard Co., Md. Maryland 46 District of Columbia 18 RECAPITULATION. Texas 1 California , 2 Virginia ...... 2 Alabama 1 Pennsylvania.. 2j — Nebraska 2 Total 75 New York 1 '1e\ 8 BOARD OF VISITORS. -•- Anne Arundel E. J- Henkle. Garrett John Daily. Alleghany Lloyd Lowndes. Washington G. W. Harris. Frederick E. H. Steiner. Carroll G. S. Haines, Howard H. D Devries. Baltimore Edwin Scott. Harford J. Carroll Walsh. Montgomery Arthur Stabler. Prince George D. G. Campbell. St. Mary's J. F. Dent. Cecil.... G. Mcdraw Kent George Spencer. Queen Anne J. T. Earle. Talbot Edward Lloyd. Dorchester Dr. Phelps. Somerset George R. Dennis- Wicomico Lemuel Malone. Charles J. Matthews. Caroline Daniel Field. Calvert James A. Bond. Worcester G. W. Covington. Baltimore City 0. Morton Stewart. Baltimore City W. H. Welch. 9 aRADUATBS OF 1875. JOHN B. GRAY, B. A. F. B. HYDE, B. A. CHARLES E. LERCH, B. S. LORION MILLER, B. S. aRADUATES OP 1876. W. J. BLAIR, B. S. JNO. L. WORTHINGTON, B. S. . T. H. THOMAS, B. S. DEaHEES COITFEHRED TN COURSE. Mr. R. SAUNDERS HENRY, A. M. Rfa'. OLIVER C. MILLER, A. M. GRADUATES OF 1877. GEORGE THOMAS, B. S. E. G. EMACK, B. S. SCOTT TRUXTUN, B. S. R. R. BEALL. DEaREES CONFERRED. F. C. NORWOOD, Frederick County, A. M. L. A. GRIFFITH, Anne Arundel County, A. M. HORACE M. DAVIS, Montgomery County, A. M. JNO. W. COFFREN, Prince George County, A. M. 1879. DEGREES CONFERRED. JOHN B. GRAY, of Calvert County, A. M. W. J. BLAIR, Baltimore County, M. S. GRADUATES OF 1880. THOS. T. HOUSTON, B. A. R. R. RAPLEY. 1880. DEGREE CONFERRED. GEORGE THOMAS, St Mary's County, M. S, 10 THE Maryland Agricultural College. The College is situated in Prince George County, in full view of College Station, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, nine miles north of Washington and twenty-eight south of Baltimore. Fourteen trains, seven from Washington and seven from Baltimore, stop at College Station, daily. The farm contains 286 acres. The soil varies in quality and condition, thus affording good opportunity for experiments. There are meadows artificially drained, dry bottom-lands and rolling high-lands. The farm is traversed by the old road between Washington and Baltimore. Its proximity to Washington secures for it many advantages in the Agricultural Department and scientific institutions and libra- ries connected with the General Government. The building is an imposing structure of brick, 120. feet long, 54 feet wide, 6 stories high, reliexed by an east and south portico. The basement contains the Dining Room, Kitchen, Pantry, Wash Room and Bakery. On the first floor are the Laboratory, Museum, Chapel, Bath Room, Depaitment of Languages and Preparatory Department. On the second flot)r, the Parlor, Visitors' Room, President's Room, Register's Office, Commandant's Office, Officer of the Day's Rooms, English, Agricultural and Mathamatical Lecture Rooms, Society Hall and Library. The chambers are large, well ventilated, well heated and lighted throughout with gas. 11 Course of Instruction. The branches of study are grouped under the following departments : 1. Civil Engineering and Astronomy. 2. English Literature, Mental Science and History. 3. Pure Mathematics. 4. Physics and Applied Mathematics. 5. Agriculture, Archite6lure and Natural History. 6. Chemistry. 7. Ancient and Modern Languages. The Course of Study embraces the following subjects : Department of Civil Htig^iiieeriiig^ and Astronomy. Astronomy. — Descriptive and Practical. Physical Geography. — Maury and Guizot, with Maps. Civil Engineering. — Drawing, Materials, Bridges, Railroads, Tunnels, Canals, &c., &c.. Running Lines and Curves for Common Roads and Railroads, Levelhng, &c., &c. Expla- nation of Geodetical Surveys ; practical work in Survey- ing and Plotting, &c., &c. Lectures. TEXT-BOOKS. Lockyer's Astronomy ; Herschel's Outlines ; Cliauvenet's Practical Astronomy ; Loomis' Surveying ; Gillespie's Surveying ; Mahan's Civil Engineering; Rankine's Civil Engineering. 12 Department of Hngflisli L,iterature, IMIetital Science and History. English. — The History, Usage, and Grammatical Structure of the English Language ; History of English Literature ; Rhetoric ; Composition ; Elocution. Mental Science. — Mental and Moral Science ; Logic ; History of Philosophy. History. — History of Greece, Rome, England, United States ; Outlines of History ; History of European Civilization. Law. — Commentaries on Constitution of United States ; Consti- tution of Maryland. Lectures. TEXT-BOOKS English. — English Lessons ; Shaw's History of the English Language ; Hart's Composition and Rhetoric; Marsh's Lectures upon the English Language. Mental Science. — Upham's Mental Philosophy ; Seeley's Schwegler's History of Philosophy ; Schuyler's Logic ; Hamilton's Lectures ; Haven's Moral Philosophy ; Butler's Analogy. History. — ^Freeman's General Sketch ; Hume's England ; Smith's Greece ; Liddell's Rome ; Guizot's European Civilization ; Quackenbos' History of United States. Law. — Story on the Constitution ; Constitution of Maryland ; Political Economy. Department of Matlieniatics. Algebra. — Reduction and Solution of Equations of the first and second degrees ; Proportions and Progressions ; nature and construction of Logarithms ; and the theory of Equations. Geometry. — Plane and Solid. 13 Trigonometry. — Analytical investigation of Trigonometrical Formulas, and their application to the solution of all the cases of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry ; the Construction and Use of Trigonometrical Tables. Application of Algebra and Trigonometry. — Mensuration of Planes and Solids, Descriptive Geometry. — The graphic illustration and solution of problems in Solid Geometry ; Projections of the Sphere. Analytical Geometry. — Equations of the Right Line, Plane, and Conic Sections ; principal problems relating to the Cylinder, Cone, Sphere and Spheroids. Lectures on Shades, Shadows, and Perspective. Book-Keeping. TEXT-BOOKS. Loomis' Algebra ; Ray's Higher Algebra ; Todhunter's Algebra ; Loomis' Geometry; Chauvenet's Geometry; Loomis' Trigonometry and Mensuration ; Church's Descriptive Geometry ; Howison's Analytical Geometry; Todhunter's Conic Sections. Book-Keeping. — Hanaford and Payson. Department of* Physics and Applied Matlieniatics. The Differntial and Integral Calculus. — The principles of the Differential Calculus, including Taylor's Theorem, application to problems of Maxima and Minima, and the tracing of Curves ; the methods of Integration, and the application of the Integral Calculus to Areas, Surfaces, and Volumes, and to the finding of Centres of Gravity and Moments of Inertia, and to the simpler Cases of Differential Equations. Mechanics. — Statics ; Dynamics. Hydrostatics. — Mechanical Properties of Fluids ; Specific Gravity, &c., &c. Acoustics. — The production and propagation of Sound ; Modes of Vibration, &c., &c. 14 Optics. — Lenses, Vision and Optical Instruments ; Spectrum ' Anylysis ; Color, &c., &c. \ Electricity and Magnetism. — Magnetism ; Voltaic Electri- i city, «&c., &c. Heat. — Theories of Heat : Sources of Heat ; Instruments used ' for the Measurement of Heat ; Thermo-dynamics. TEXT-BOOKS. Loomis' Differential and Integral Calculus ; Courtenay's Calculus ; Buck- ingham's Calculus ; Wells' Natural Philosophy; Ganot's Natural Philosophy; Cambridge (England) Course of Elementary Natural Philosohy; Todhunter's i Mechauics for Beginners; Rankine's Applied Mathematics; Bartlelt's i Acoustics and Optics ; Peck's Mechanics ; Tyndall's Lessons in Electricity ; | Deschanel's Natural Philosophy. j —. .-i I Department of As:riculture and IHatural History. i The instruction in this Department embraces both theory ^ and practice. THE THEORY COMPRISES: General Agriculture. General and Agricultural Botany. Zoology. : " " " Geology and Mineralogy. : Animal Anatomy and Physiology. Horse Raising, — Shoeing of Horses ; Science of Teeth. Cattle Raising. — Guenon's System. • i Animal Therapeutics. : Diseases of Animals, . Animal Obstpztrics. ! General and Special Plant Culture, ] Climatology, Agronomy, Manuring. I Raising of Swine. i " Sheep. | " Poultry. j '• Bees. | Horticulture. ] Vegetable Gardening. j Meadow Culture and Drainage. . i Agricultural Implements and Agricultural Technology. i Agricultural Architecture. ] Arboriculture and Landscape Gardening. \ 15 TEXT-BOOKS. ] "Allen's American Farm Book." "Youatt on the Horse." "Russell on Scientific Horseshoeing." •'Allen's American Cattle." "Guenon on Milch Cows." "Gamgee's Vade Mecum." "Laws on Practice." "Fleming on Obstetrics," "Grasses and Forage Plants," E. L. Flint. "Pendleton's Scierrtitic Agriculture." "Steele's 14 weeks in Botany." "Elements of Zoology," Wilson, Edinl)urg. "Elements of Geology," Dana. "Comparative Anatomy Domestic Animals," Chevaux. "Jennings' on Sheep, Swine and Poultry." "Quimby's Beekeeping." "Bary's Fruit Garden." "Gardening for Profit," P. Henderson. "The principles and practice of Land Drainage." John H. Klippart. "Allen's Rural Architecture." "Smith's Landscape Gardening." The Text-Book work is supplemented by lectures and the illustrations afforded by cabinets, skeletons, charts, »fcc. THE PRACTICE COMPRISES: Work on the farm and in the laboratories. For the first, students are di\'ided into a garden, field, yard and grounds detail, and, under competent supervision, are instructed in whatever work the season may offer in these divisions of a farm. At the commencement of each week the respective details rotate, thus changing the work to each class. The Special Agricultural Class is on practice detail daily from 2 to 4 P. M. AH Freshmen on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 P. M. A suitable compensation is paid to students on Special Vol- unteer detail on Saturdays, during vacations and during the hours of 4 to 6 P. M. THE LABORATORY work comprises work in the Chemi- cal Laboratory (Agricultural Chemistry) ; work in the Micro- scopic Department of Botany and Zoology ; work in the Geologi- cal, Mineralogical and Osteological Cabinets ; work in the Veter- inary Dissecting Rooms, &c., &c. 16 Oepartmeitt of Clieiiilstry. Chemistry. — Organic and Inorganic Chemistry ; Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis ; Detection and Sepamtion of the Elements ; Manufacture and Application of Chemicals ; Organic, Volumetric and Spectroscopic Analysis; Agricul- tural Chemistry. TEXT-BOOKS. Chbmtstby. — Fownes', Fresnius', Steele's. Agricultural Chemistry. — Johnson's. Mineralogy. — Dana's. Spectrum Analysis. — Roscoe's. Volumetric Analysis. — Sutton's. Blow Pipe Analysis. — Elderhorst's. Toxicology. — Taylor's. Department of Ancient and modern l.angfuag:es. Latin. — Grammar, Reader, Caesar, Ovid, Virgil, Cicero, Horace, Sallust. French. — Grammar, Reader, Classics, Colloquial Exercises. German. — Grammar, Reader, Classics, Colloquial Exercises. TEXT BOOKS. Fasquelle's Grammar — Sauveur Entretiens snr la grammaire ; Voltaire Histoire de Charles XII.; Toepfer Nouvelles' Gencvoises; Pleissner Ger- man Grammar; Sheldon German Grammar ; Dr. Smith's principia latina; Arnold's Latin Prose Composition. The Course of Instruction extends over four years, and the course for each year is as follows : FRESHMAN CLASS. School of English Literature, &c. — English Lessons; Composition; Rhetoric; Outlines of History; Elocution; History of England. School of Mathematics. — Algebra; Geometry; Plane Trigonometry; Mensuration ; Book-Keeping. School of Agriculture. — General Agriculture. School of Languages. — Latin (optional,) French or German. SOPHOMORE CLASS. School of Astronomy, &c. — ^Field Surveying. School of English, &c. — Rhetoric ; Composition ; Elocution ; History of Greece ; History of Rome. School of Mathematics. — Spherical Trigonometry; Descriptive Geom- etry ; Analytical Geometry. 17 SOPHOMORE YEAR. School OP Physics.— Elementary Natural Philosophy; Optics; Acoustics; Hydrostatics ; Electricity and Magnetism. School of Aguicultdbe, &c. — Geology; Animal Anatomy and Physi- ology ; Botany and Zoology. School of Chemistry. — Second Term: Inorganic Chemistry ; Steele's 14 Weeks. School of Languages. — Latin, (optional), French or German. JUNIOR CLASS. Second Term : — Inorganic Chemistry — Thorpe — Metals with illustrative lec- tures. Laboratory practice two afternoons weekly. Qualitative Anal- ysis, detection of acids, separation of bases, examination of complex inorganic substances and fertilizers. Practice with the blowpipe. School of Astronomy, &c. — Descriptive and Practical Astronomj'. School of English Literature, &c. — Mental Philosophy; History of the English Language; History of English Literature; History of Civi- lization in Europe; Essaj^s and Declamation. School of Physics, &c.— Ditferential and Integral Calculus. School of Agriculture, &c. — Horse and Cattle Raising, Animal Thera- peutics; Climatolog}'^ ; Agronomy and Manuring ; General and Special Plant Culture. Diseases of Animals ; Animal Obstetrics. School op Chemistry. — First Term: Inorganic Chemistry — Thorpe — Non Metals, with illustrative lectures. Laboratory practice two after- noons weekly. Qualitative Analysis. Examination of Solutions for one base. School of Languages. — Latin (optional), French or German. v SENIOR CLASS. Second Term: — Agricultural Chemistry ; Laboratory Practice ; Quantitative ' Analysis of Complex Substances ; Elementary Analysis; Estimation of j C. H. and N". ; Analysis of Fertilizers. School of Astronomy, &c. — Civil Engineering. School of English Literature, &c. — History of Philosophy; Moral Philosophy; Mills' Political Economy ; Constitution of U. S. ; Logic; Essays; Original Declamation. School op Physics, &c. — General Physics — Theoretical and Experimental. School of Agriculture, &c. — Raising of Swine, Sheep, Poultry and Bees. Horticulture, Vegetable Gardening. Agricultural Implements and Machines. Agricultural Technology and Architecture. Arboricul- ture and Landscape Gardening. School of Chemistry. — First Term: Organic Chemistry. Laboratory practice two days weekly. Manufacture of Chemicals; Sp. gr. Determ- / ination of Solids and Liquids ; Quantitative Analysis ; Estimation of/ Fe. Cu. AI. Ca. Mg. Co. Sifel _ / School of Languages.— -Latin (optional), French or German. \ 18 THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Is in charge of Prof. A. Grabowskii, M. A. S. Ph. D., of the Royal Prussian Institute of Agriculture at Wiesbaden. The Facilities for Illustration, &c., in this Department, consist of a Farm of 286 acres, with meadows artificially drained, dry bottom lands and rolling highlands. The Farm is well stocked and has a number of Herd-Book Animals. The Vegetable Garden occupies 10 acres, and there are extensive Fruit and Flower Gar- dens. Cabinets of Mineralogical, Geological and Botanical speci- mens are provided ; skeletons, anatomical preparations and a therapeutical collection assist in the illustration of Veterinary Science. The School of Chemistry is provided with a well-ar- ranged Laboratory, offering ample facilities for chemical analysis, &c. The vicinity of Washington and Baltimore permits the De- partment to avail itself of the superior advantages for investigation to be found in the Agricultural, Smithsonian and other Govern- mental Departments at Washington, and in the Fertilizer, Machine and Implement Manufactories in Baltimore. Distinctions, &c. — The President's prize of a Gold Medal will be presented for the best Essay on Agriculture. The Professor of Agriculture's prize of a Gold Badge (scroll) to the best record and examination on General Agriculture of a Student of the Fresh- man Class. A Gold Badge (Agricultural Implement) to the Stu- dent of the Freshman Class having the best record and examina- tion in Farm work. A case of Veterinary Instruments for the Student of the Junior Year offering the best Anatomical Preparation. To the Students occupying the second place in these competi- tions the Institution presents a one year's subscription to an Agri- cultural, Scientific or Veterinary Weekly Journal. To the Students occupying the third place, a one year's sub- scription to an Agricultural, Scientific or Veterinary Monthly Journal. The Degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Science (B. A. S.) will be conferred on Students passing satisfactorily the Course in Agriculture. The Lectures, &c., of the Collegiate Course of the Col- lege are open to the Students of the Agricultural Course. Special Agricultural Students are admitted at any time diiring the session. 19 DEGREES. I. The Degree of Bachelor of Arts will be conferred upon those who graduate in all the Schools. II. The Degree of Bachelor of Science will be conferred upon those who graduate in the Schools of Astronomy and Civil Engi- neering, English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Languages. III. Students who pass satisfactory examinations in the Schools of English, Mathematics, Agriculture, and Chemistry, will be de- clared graduates in Agriculture. IV. Those who take the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, and devote themselves to study for three years thereafter, will be entitled to the Degree of Master of Arts or Master of Science. EXAMINATIONS. A Semi-annual examination, in the presence of the Faculty, is held the last week of the first term. Monthly examinations at the blackboards are required in all the departments. The Annual Examination is held during the last week in June, and is open to the public. Students who fail to pass satisfactery examinations at the end of each term, are not allowed to continue with their classes. MARKS. The scale of marks for recitation and exercises ranges from 4 to o. A mark of 4 indicates thoroughness ; o, a total failure ; the intermediate numbers indicate absolute values. A mark of 2.5 represents the minimum of proficiency. Students whose final average for the term or year in any branch falls below that number, are liable to be turned back to the next class. 20 GOLD MEDAL. The highest scholarship will next year be rewarded by a gold medal. A gold medal will also be presented by the President for the best essay on Agriculture. MERIT-ROLLS. At every annual examination, the Faculty forms a merit-roll of each class in the following manner : The final average of each student in each branch for which a coefficient is assigned in the table of coefficients, is multiplied by such coefficient, and the sum of the products, after making the deduction for conduct, is the final multiple for the year. The names of the students are arranged according to the final multiple, the highest multiple being placed first on the list, and the others in their order ; but no class number is assigned to any found deficient. Monthly Reports, showing the progress and standing of stu- dents, are sent to parents. Attention is respectfully called to these Reports. VACATION AND TERMS. The scholastic year is divided into two terms, with but one regular vacation, beginning the last week of June, and closing about the middle of September ; and a short intermission at Christmas and Easter. No other furloughs will be granted, except in urgent cases. The first term opens on the 20th of September, and closes with the month of January. The second term begins ist of Feb- ruary, and ends with the college year, the last of June. ] 21 EXPENSES. PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. For Students from the State of Maryland and District of Columbia : First Session. — Board, Lights, Washing, and Room Rent . .$100 00 Matriculation Fee 5 00 Total $105 00 Second Session. — Same as the first, less the Matriculation Fee. Fm' Won-Besidents of the State of Maryland and District of Columbia- : First Session.— Board, Tuition, &c $137 50 Matriculation Fee 5 00 Total $142 50 Second Session. — Same as the first, less the Matricvilation Fee. Students froin the State of Maryland and District of Colum- bia are received free of Charge for tuition. They will be charged two dollars per year for use of books, and two dollars for use of furniture, payable in advance. Day scholars are charged two dollars a month for use of rooms, fuel, &c. Students having a constant fire in their rooms are charged two dollars a month extra. Prepayment in every case is required, unless satisfactory ar- rangement be made with the President of the Faculty for settle- ment by note at short date. No deduction will be made for absence, except in case of pro- tracted illness ; nor will money be refunded in case a student be withdrawn or dismissed during the term, unless at the discretion of the President. Special damages are assessed on those who unnecessarily in- jure or destroy College property. 22 UNIFORM AND OTHER CLOTHING. As the students are required to wear a prescribed uniform, it is only necessary to bring a suit for farm work. Arrangements are made with a competent tailor who supplies the uniforms. The cost, with cap, is from $21 to $22.50. Students must bring a supply of towels, napkins, bed-linen, and white Berlin gloves ; all articles of clothing must be marked. REQUISITES FOR ADMISSION, &c. Students will be received, examined, and assigned to their proper classes at any point in the College course ; those who cannot pass good examinations in Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Grammar, Geography, and History of the United States, will not be allowed to begin the course. All not so qualified will be entered in the Preparatory Department. A room having been fitted up for this purpose, special instruction will be given all those who wish to prepare for the Freshman Class. Applications for admission, or for further information, should be addressed to the President of the Maryland Agricultural College, College Station, Prince George County, Maryland. FIRE BRIGADE. The Fire Brigade includes in its organization every person connected with the College and Farm. Students, at the fire- alarm, proceed to such stations as are designated in the fire-bill. Exercises in fire-drill will take place at such time as the President may direct. DISPENSARY. The Professor in charge of the Dispensary will visit, report, and attend all cadets unfit for duty by sickness. 23 RELIGIOUS SERVICE. Daily Morning Prayer and Divine Service, on Sunday, are regularly held in the Chapel. Students are required to attend, unless a written request to the contrary be made. Students shall observe the Lord's day with decorum. DISCIPLINE. The following laws will be strictly enforced. 1. Students shall not go beyond the limits of the farm ; use fire-arms ; sit up after taps ; use the south portico ; hold any general meeting ; visit the dining-room or kitchen, without per- mission from the President. 2. Profane language, card playing, gambling, intoxication, or any of their attendant vices, will not be tolerated by the Faculty. Any student known to indulge in habits injurious to the morals of the College, or calculated to destroy its established order, shall be immediately dismissed. 3. Destruction of property, disorderly conduct, in the halls, on the grounds, on furlough, or any other violation of the pub- lished orders of the President, or officer-in-charge, will be pun- ished by tasks, demerits, guard duties, and such other punish- ments as the Faculty may decide. 4. Members of the Faculty and all officers-in-charge are required to report any violation of these regulations. 5. Upon matriculation, each student will be furnished with a copy of these and other regulations, and will be required to obey them. 24 CALENDAR 1880,— 1881. 1880. Sunday, June 2jth. — Baccalaureate Sermon, Rt. Rev. Bishop Pinkney. Monday, Jurie 28th. — Contest for Agricultural Medal. Contest for Declamation Medal. Address before the Mercer Literary Society by Richard R. Beall, Esq. Tuesday, June ^^//z.— COMMENCEMENT DAY. Conferring Degrees and presentation of Medals by Hon. W. G. Ham- ilton, Governor of Maryland, Address to the Students by Hon. Ferdinand C. Latrobe, Mayor of Baltimore. Tuesday, September 21st. — Session Commences, December 2jd^ — Christmas Holidays, (13 days.) 1881. January 31 si. — Close of First Term. February ist. — Second Term Commences. Sunday, June 26th. — Baccalaureate Sermon. Tuesday, June 28th. — Commencement Day.