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CALENDAR FOR 1891-92. 


September 15 — ^Tnesday — Examinations for admission. 

Septenibei' 16 — AVednesdaj — Fall Term begins, 9 A. M. 

Fifteen Weeks. 
Deeemher 22 — Tuesday — Fall Term ends at 3 P. M. 

Janxiary € — Wednesday — Winter Term begins, 9 A. M. 

Eleven Weeks. 
March 22 — Tuesday — Winter Term ends at 3 P. M. 

March 29 — Tuesday — Spring Term begins, 9 A. M. 

Eleven Weeks. 
June If) — Wednesday — Graduation Day. 

Spring Term ends at sunset. 

June 16 — Thursday — Examination for admission to the Collesre, 

the following Autumn. 

Note ; — On the first Wednesday and on the first and last Saturdays, 
• in every Term, exercises will be held all day. 

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President and Professor of Agrieidture. 


Professor of Botany and Horticnltiire. 


Professor of Zoology and Cojnparative Anatomy. 


'^; Professor of Geology and Soil Phymcit. 

HENRY r>. McDonnell, m. d. 

J*rofessor of AgriGultural Chemistry, 


Professor of General Chemistry, and Instrnetor in French. 


Professor of Physics, and Instructor in German. 

Professor of English Language and Literatwre. 

Professor of History, Politicfd Economy, and Latin. 

JOHN S. ORISAIiD, 2nd Lieut. I^ S. Army. 

Professor of Military Science and Tactics, and Acting /*rofessor 

of Mathematics and Draimng. 


Assistant Professor of Mathematics and FnMructor in Elocution. 

JOS. R. OWENS, M. D., 
Registrar and Treasurer, and Secretary of the Facvlty. 



Instructor in A</ricultaire. 


Instructor in Wood-tcorling. 

Instructor in Bench Metals WorMng. 


Instructor in Forging and Smithing. 


Instructor in Vocal and histrumental Music. 



l\ S. Bureau of Anhual Indtistry. 

Lecturer on Injuries and Diseases of Domestic Animals. 

Dept. of Llthology, ZT. S. National Museum. 

Lecturer on Building Stones and Useful Metals. 

Division of Economic Ornithology., Dept. of Agriculture. 

Lecturer on the Birds of ]\raryland, I'seful and Injurious. 


Meteorologist., Maryland State Weather Service. 

Lecturer on the Weather in its Relations to Farming. 

Ma.t. WM. S. king, 

U. S. Dept. of Agriculture. 
Lecturer on Agricultural Seed:^, and Country Roads. 

Pkof. E. B. PRETTYMAX, A. M. 
Secretary Maryland State Board of Education. 

Lecturer on the Public School System of Maryland. 


Lecturer on Maryland in Colonial Times. 


Ex-President Illinois Industrial University. 
. Lecturer on Social and Economic Questions of the Day. 


The Maryland Agricultural College 

Was the second of its kind, still in existence, in America, to open its 
doors to students, and the first and only one established by the volun- 
tary contributions of public-spirited citizens. The charter, "to estab- 
lish and endow an agricultural college in the State of Maryland -^ * ^ 
in which tlie youthful student may especially be instructed in those 
arts and sciences indispensable to successful agricultural pursuits," 
was granted in March, 1856, being more than six years before the 
first Federal legislation for a similar purpose. 

As a foundation, about five hundred liberal residents of Marv- 
land, most of them directly interested in the agricultural property 
and progress of the State, together with a few^ non-residents, sub- 
scribed the amount necessary to purchase the farm and erect the 
first buildings. Subsequently the State made special appropria- 
tions to the College, which are still continued, and this institution 
receives the benefits of the Congressional land grant to Maryland, 
under the act of July 2d, 1862 ; also the liberal appropriations 
directly from the Federal treasury under the acts of Congress of 
March 2d, 1887 and August 30th 1890. 

The College is located three-fourths of a mile from College 
Station, Prince George's Co., Md., on the Washington Branch 
of the Baltimore and Ohio Kailroad. Numerous trains daily 
afford easy communication wntli all points. College Hill, on which, 
stand the principal college buildings, is a beautiful eminence, over, 
looking wide stretches of country. The surrounding farm embraces 
two hundred and eighty-six acres ; sixty acres are in woodland, and 
most of the remainder is under cultivation. Tlie conformation of 
the farm and diversity of its soil offer excellent opportunities for 
varied agricultural operations, and this, together with the beautj^ and 
healthfnlness of the site, admirably adapts the location to the purposes 
of an educational institution of this character. The city of Wash- 
ington is onlj' eight miles distant ; this proximity to the ISTational 
Capital gives the College exceptional advantages in the valuable aid 
which it derives from the libraries and scientific collections of the 
different Departments of the Government. 

The post-office address is College Park, Prince George's Co., Md. 
Telegrams and express matter should be sent to College Station 
(B. and 0. K. K.) 



The main building, standing in the midst of a fine grove of 
forest trees, is a massive brick structure of six stories, one hundred 
and twenty feet long and fifty-four feet wide. It possesses accommo- 
dations for one hundred and fifty students, apartments for professors, 
class-rooms, chapel, museum, library, reading-room, armory, parlors, 
dining-room, and the necessary offices. The dormitories are spacious, 
well-ventilated, and heated by steam. Well water, forced to tanks in 
the attic, is supplied to the several floors by a system of pipes ; the 
water has mineral properties and is considered particularly healthful. 

Every summer the building is repaired and renovated, so as to 
keep it in a fresh and comfortable condition; sanitary precautions 
receive constant attention. 

The Chemical Laboratory, a separate brick structure close to the 
main building, has been recently thoroughly refitted. It is furnished 
with water, steam and gas, and with all the apparatus of a well 
appointed laboratory. 

The Gymnasium, another detached building, erected for the pur- 
pose, affords opportunity for healthful exercise and muscular develop- 
ment, in addition to the military drill, and when the latter is prevented 
by inclement weather. 

The Agricultural Experiment Station has its offices and working 
quarters in the substantial brick structures, formerly known as 
"Rossburg," now completely renovated, and situated about sixty rods 
from the college buildings, in the midst of the fields especially 
assigned to experiment purposes. 

The accompaning engraving re'presents the main Coll'ege building, 
the Experiment Station and the President's house, which is located a 
few hundred yards from the former. 

Several thousand dollars have recently been expended for improving 
the equipment of the College, and the facilities for instruction in al 
its departments are now equal to those of any college in the State. 
Particular attention has been given to providing the latest and most 
approved models, materials and appliances for effectively teaching the 
several branches of natural history and physical science. The work 
shops and the college farm have been well supplied with tools, imple- 
ments, machinery and typical animals of several breeds of improved 
farm-stock. Further additions will soon be made to the illustrativ 
material in the departments of agriculture and horticulture. 



Candidates for admission to the Freshman class are examined 
orally and in writing upon the common English branches, namely, 
reading, spelling, elements of English grammar, geography, common 
school arithmetic, and history of the United States. These examina- 
tions must be satisfactorily passed in order to entitle one to full 
standing in the Freshman class, and give assurance of subsequent 

The public educational facilities are believed to be such, in all 
parts of the State, as to render it unnecessary for the college to 
maintain a preparatory department, but if students present them- 
selves, who, for lack of proper opportunities, are imperfectly pre- 
pared, yet show willingness and ability to do extra work, they will be 
admitted, conditionally, upon passing a reasonable part of the entrance 
examinations, and an instructor will be assigned to assist them in 
meeting the conditions and acquiring a full standing in their class. 

^Applicants for admission to the higher classes must pass the 
entrance examinations and also be successfully examined on all of 
the studies completed by the classes they wish to enter, or on branches 
equivalent thereto. 

No one is advised to apply until fifteen years of age, although 
physical and intellectiiral development are regarded as more impor- 
tant and will be considered rather than age. Every applicant 
must furnish a certificate of good character satisfactory to the 
Faculty ; this should be obtained from his pastor, or last teacher, and 
presented on arrival at the college. 

Candidates are advised to provide themselves, in all cases, with 
certificates of their standing in the scliool last attended and present 
these certificates to the examiners. Previous good scholarship will 
be considered and given due weight at entrance examinations, and 
a certificate of proficiency in any subject will be accepted instead 
of an examination, if granted by a college authorized to confer 
degrees, or by a high-school in Maryland, or Washington, D. C. 

As stated in the Calendar, the regular examinations for admission 
are held at the College on the day following the annual Graduation 
Day, in June, and in September on the next day preceding that for 
the opening of tlie Fall Term of the institution, beginning at nine 
o'clock a. m, on these days ; but candidates may be examined and 
admitted at any other time in the year. 



Tuition is free to all students, whether residents of the State of 
Maryland or not. To cover the necessary expenses of the year at 
College, clothing excepted, a single charge is made of one hundred 
and eighty dollars ($180). This includes board, room partly fur- 
nished, heat, lights, washing and the necessary text-books. 

One Free Scholarship is allowed by the College to every county 
in the State and to each Legislative District in the City of Baltimore. 
Particulars can be obtained on application from the nearest School- 
Board, or from the Registrar of the College. 

Students whose homes are in the neighborhood will be allowed 
to attend the college exercises daily upon payment of twenty-four 
dollars ($24) per annum. They will be assigned study-rooms, be sup- 
plied all necessary books, and will be on a par with other students in 
connection with all college duties and exercises. (See page 16.) 

The text-books furnished will become the property of the student 
if he completes the college year in which they are used. 

No fees or other extras will be charged by the College except for 
special expenses actually incurred on behalf of the student, such 
as medical attendance, for stationery or for other articles supplied? 
and for loss or damage of college property, for which the student is 
personally responsible. 

All Charges and fees are due and must be paid, in advance. 
For convenience of patrons the payments are arranged as follows : 

On the day of entrance fifty dollars ($50) of the annual charge ; 
fifty dollars ($50) of the annual charge on the loth day of Novem- 
ber ; on the 1st day of February forty dollars ($40), and the 1st day 
of April forty dollars (40). 

The low rates at which the students are received can only be 
maintained by purchasing all supplies at wholesale, for cash. This is 
only possible when all payments are made as stated. The Registrar is 
specially charged with the duty of making prompt collections, and 
annoyance to all parties will be avoided by a careful observance of all 
obligations in accordance with tlie terms above stated. 

The general charge for the year is made against the student when 
he arrives, and no allowance or rebate will be made for any absence, 
unless specially agreed to, in advance. 

A small deposit for room keys is required when they are issued, and 
this will be repaid upon return of the keys. 




Agriculture— Wistor J, breeding, and care of farm stock. 
muural History— G\\in2ilo\ogy and Physical Geography. 
^/i^^M— Analysis and construction of language. 
French. | One of these is required ; the student may 
Latin. \ choose which, but cannot take both. 
Mathematics— KYv\}(\mQi\(i. reviewed ; Algebra. 
Booh-heeping — With business forms and farm accounts. 
Drawing — Free-han d , outlines. 


Horticulture — Lectures and practical exercises. 
Natural History— ^ot^^^y , and Zoology. 
Chemistry — Begun and continued through the year. 
^;^^^^>^_History of English language and literature. 
' History — Ancient and Modern. 
French. | Second year of both. 
Latin. \ Only one can be taken. 
Mathematics— A\^QhxA completed ; Geometry. 
Drawing — Free-hand and Instrumental. 
Shop-practice— y(oi)^-\yovkm^. 


Agriculture and Horticulture— Tooh, Gardening and Crops. 
Natural History— Geology and Soils ; Entomology. 
Ohe?nistry—J.Sih yratory Practice and Organic Chemistry. 
Physics — Throughout the year. 
Englidh—\jog\e, Rhetoric and literary exercises. 
German — Begun. ) One must be taken and only one. 
Latin— T\\\xd. year. ( The student may choose. 
Mathematics— Tv\goY\o\\\Qivy, Mensuration and Surveying. 
Drawing — Geometrical and Mechanical. 
Shop-practice — Metal-working. 



/. The student is required to take the following : 
Agriculture and Jlorticnlture — Manures and Fertilizers ; Farm 

Mechanics ; Forage and Feeding ; Dairying ; Plant Diseases ; 
Insecticides and Fungicides ; Origin of Varieties, 

Natural Science — Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 

History, d^c. — Constitutional History and Political Economy. 

English — Reviews, Rhetorical exercises and Debates. 

Drawing — Perspective and Topographical. 

Lectures — On various subjects, by Specialists. 

: II. The student is also required to select, with the advice and 
approval of the Faculty, a fixed amount of advanced work, from 
these branches, viz : — 

Botany. — Chemistrg. — CoiujKtrative Anatomy. , 
Physics. — Elementary Civil Engineering. 
English. — German.— Lathi. 

Required of all students throughout the course : 

1. Military Drill., as required l)y law, four times per ^yeek. 

2. Periodical Exercises in Composition and Elocution. 

Note. — With the exception of the option in language, this course of study is alike 
for all, until about the second term of the Senior year, when the students are per- 
mitted a wide discretion in the selection of subjects for advanced study, during the 
rest of the year. 


Those who complete the prescribed course of study and main- 
tain the required standard of scholarship will receive the degree of 
Bachelor of Science, the diploma being signed by the Governor of 
Maryland, who is ex-officio^ president of the corporation. In case 
the student, by taking the optional studies and substitutes of the 
Junior and Senior years, makes his course more literary in character, 
the Degree of Bachelor of Arts may be confered. 



The Act of Congress creating the endowment of the State Agricul- 
tural College was passed July 2d, 1862, and is entitled "An act grant- 
ing public lands to the several States and Territories which may pro- 
vide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts.'^ 
The aims of a college thus originated are defined as follows : 

"Its leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and 
classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches 
of learning as are related to agricultui*e and the mechanic arts, in such 
manner as the Legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in 
order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial 
classes in the several pursuits and professions of life." 

The Act of August 30th, 1890, largely increasing the endowment 

of the college, limits the expenditure of the new income by these words i 

"To be applied only to instruction in agriculture, the mechanic arts? 
the English language and the various branches of mathematical, phy- 
sical, natural and economic science, with special reference to their 
applications in tiie industries of life, and to the facilities for such 

In accordance with these "acts" and corresponding legislation of the 
State of Maryland, the trustees of this College recognize their 
obligation to provide here, first of all, for thorough instruction in 
"those branches of learning -which are relftted to agriculture and 
the mechanic arts." The members of the Faculty are men chosen 
with special reference to their fitness for duties in an institution of the 
character above indicated. The course of study has been adapted to 
the "leading object" of the College, and all appliances which are 
correspondingly called for, will be provided. It is not intended that 
the time of students shall he occupied with ordinary labor, which 
could just as well be learned or practiced at home, but that, accom- 
panied by their instructors, they shall spend certain fixed portions of 
the day, at suitable seasons, in the fields or stables, gardens and 
orchards, observing and performing such operations as may illustrate 
and supplement the teachings of the class^ room, especially in the 
departments of agriculture and horticulture. Instruction is the prim 
ary object, labor properly incidental thereto, will be required. 

But while these technical branches are strongly emphasized, "other 
scientific and classical studies" are included in the course, so as to 
make a range of instruction which is broad, truly liberal, thoroughly 
practical and well suited to prepare those who complete it for "the 
several pursuits and professions in life." 



It is now almost universally recognized that the business of farm- 
ing and gardening requires a special preparation and training, or in 
other words, a special education for its successful pursuit, just as is 
found necessary for other gainful occupations. 

The Maryland Agricultural College aims to supply this particular 
line of education. It does not expect one of its students or grad- 
uates to perform the manual labor of the farm any better than if he 
had never attended college. But it does enable him to understand 
better the reasons for such labor, and the right time and method 
of its application, — to judge of skilled and unskilled labor and 
manage it economically and w^isely, — to understond the principles 
of the construction and use of labor-saving appliances so as to 
select and operate them with judgment, — to know the natural laws 
and their modifications, which should govern the cultivation of the- 
soil, the production of crops and rearing of domestic animals, — and 
the many wa3^s in which modern science can be brought to the aid 
of agriculture, by preserving the natural fertility of the earth, restor- 
ing the productiveness of w^orn lands, and by improved methods en- 
larging the returns, while lessening the area and cost of production.. 

This class of instruction is not only becoming a necessity to- 
those who must obtain a livelihood by farming, but it* is equally 
useful and profitable to the retired merchant or professional man,, 
the inheritor of large estates which have been impoverished by 
long continued cropping, and the lover of nature and country life,. 
whatever may be his special occupation. 

In the effort to realize these aims and purposes, the laboratory, 
museum, library, stable, fields, garden and orchards, are used to sup- 
plement work in the class and lecture room. Practical illustration 
or object lessons go hand in hand with theory and the teachings of 
science. The Agricultural Experiment Station, provided for this 
State by the Act of Congress, approved March 2d, 1887, has been 
established upon the college farm, and although a distinct branch of 
the institution, it adds greatly to the facilities for agricultural 
instruction. Finely equipped, with a corps of scientific workers, the 
operations of the Station, in original investigations and practical tests 
and experiments, afford constant object lessons for the students. 

In short, tlie Maryland Agricultural College is conducted in 
accordance with its name and original object, as described in its com- 
prehensive charter, and the subsequent legislation, both State and. 
National, which so clearly defines its special pur]30se. 



The various branches of stiidv which are embraced in this general 
title, are of the first importance to those who are constantly subjected 
to the laws of nature in the operations of farm and grarden. And a 
knowledge of them is of daily practical value in almost all pursuits. 
Among these branches are Climatology, physical geography, geology, 
mineralogy, botany, zoology, (including entomology,), comparative 
anatomy, chemistry and physics. 

These sciences are given the prominence whicli belongs to them, in 
the work of the College. Six professors, specialists in their respective 
-departments, teach these branches according to the latest researches of 
modern science, b}" the most practical methods and aided by elaborate 
and expensive models, appliances and apparatus, all nearly new. 

The unsurpassed collections in Washington, at the Smithsonian 
Institution, the National Museum, and the Department of Agriculture, 
all easily accessible, are of the highest value in connection with the 
instruction in this department. • ■ 


An accurate and refined use of tlie mother toni>:ue is the chief aim 
of the course in tlie department of English. In the earlier stages there 
is a persistent drill in analysis of sentences, in word-building and deri- 
vation, and in the elements of style, with constant practice in expres- 
sion, oral and written. The history of the language is then taken up, 
with respect to its vocabulary, grammar and different periods. This 
is followed by the historical and critical study of English literature. 
Throughout the course the text-books used are supplemented by con- 
versational lectures and parallel reading. There are also practical 
exercises in writing descriptions, essays and arguments, and in debates 
and public speaking. 

The related subjects of logic, rhetoric, mental science, general his- 
tory, constitutional history and political economy are given proper 

In order to add to the breadth and variety of his work, every stu- 
dent is required to study one language besides English, and is per- 
mitted, witli the aid of his instructors, to choose between German, 
French and Latin. The ability to read the language is the main 
object in view, but attention is also given to correct pronunciation 
.and ordinary conversation, in the modern languages. 



The study of niatheinatics is pursued only so far as tlie distinc- 
tive aims of this institution require, the course conforming in gen- 
eral to that adopted in the most approved Agricultural Colleges. 

The aim is to make the mathematical work of the most practical 
value in its applications. The arithmetic and book-keeping needed in 
.ordinary business are taught, and then the course leads on to meas- 
urements of every description, in Mensuration and Surveying. 

The field work will afford much practice in the use of chain and 
compass, transit and theodolite, surveying and leveling. This prac- 
tice is continued in the Senior year with application in running old 
farm lines, mapping farms, dividing lands, highway surveying and 
road-making, with cuts and fills, draining and water w^orks. During 
this year, also, the elements of Civil Engineering are taught, with 
a consideration of the strength of materials and the general princi- 
ples of building and construction. 

Drawing is, for the present, assigned to this department, and 
extends through three years, being taught in its practical aspects^, 
rather than as an artistic accomplishment. 


The Act of Congress which contributed a large part of the endow- 
ment of the College, was accepted by the State under conditions 
which make instruction in military tactics imperative. The students 
are, therefore, organized as a corps of cadets under the commandant, 
who is an officer of the Regular Army, detailed for this duty by the 
War Department, and is, for the time, a member of the Faculty. 
They are uniformed, and every one, unless physically debarred, is 
required to attend such exercises as are prescribed and is subjected to 
military discipline to a certain degree. 

These exercises are believed to be decidedly beneficial, and the 
tactical instruction is thoroughly given. The drills, which occupy 
three or four hours a week, furnish excellent physical culture,, 
insuring regular and healthful exercise at all seasons, and out of doors 
whenever possible. Xeatness in dress, graceful carriage of the body 
and dignilied bearing, are secured by the drill, and habits are acquired 
of prompt obedience and self-control and the power to command. 

While this department is administered to honestly meet the 
requirements of law and to benefit the individual and the College, it 
is not permitted to interfere with other educational interests and 
duties, or encroach upon reasonable periods of recreation. 



It is expected tliat all students attending this College will have 
reached an age when their habits are so fixed and their characters so 
matured as to cause them to appreciate the value of their time and the 
•opportunities afforded at this institution. Without multiplying rules 
and regulations, thej will, from the day of entrance, be placed upon 
their honor to contribute to the general good order and studiousness 
of the College, to promptly and cheerfully obey all instructions they 
may receive from its officers, pay proper regard to the care of its 
iproperty, refrain from all acts calculated to disturb the comfort and 
work of their fellow-students, and in personal habits, conversation and 
conduct, at all times and places, to act as gentlemen. 

In general, exemplary deportment, attention to duties, and the 
maintenance of good scholastic standing, will be required of all. 

Should there be those who cannot be allowed full privileges because 
of immaturity and thoughtlessness, rather than deliberate misconduct 
or intentional neglect, they will be assigned quarters in a special part 
of the building and placed more or less completely under military 
discipline, as circumstance may require. 

Such regulations as may be necessary will be promulgated from 
"time to time, so as to be fulh'^ understood, and they must be observed 
and complied with by all. 

Discipline will be administered, as a rule, in a progressive manner, 
by admonition, formal warning, notice to parents or guardians, and 
strict probation, but at any time when such action is in the interest of 
the individual or the College, any student may be sent home without 
previous notice, or may, for cause, be suspended, dismissed or sum- 
marily expelled. 

The fact of entering upon duty at the College, is to be understood 
by all as an assent to these regulations on the part of the student and 
liis parents, and as a pledge by the former to acknowledge and con- 
form to the same. 


Members of the Senior and Junior classes, and all students who 
have attended the College for one year or more, will be required to 
perform such duties as may be assigned them as officers, non-com- 
missioned or guards, in connection with the military exercises or tlie 
police and discipline of the College. 



Every student is required to provide himself with the full 
uniform adopted for this department, before the close of the term in 
which he enters the college, and thereafter to keep the same in 
order and wear it upon all drills and stated railitarj^ exercises. 
The uniform is a neat suit of cadet gray, suitable for all occasions, 
and, at the reasonable prices which the institution is able to obtain, 
by contract, it forms an extremely economical dress. It consists of a 
dress coat, pair of pants, cap and gloves, costing just about twenty 
<iollars ($20). Those wlio desire can obtain a fatigue suit, in addition, 
for about ten dollars ($10), but this is not required. To insure 
uniformity in quality and pattern and maintain low rates, the military 
suits must be purchased from the contractor with the College and paid 
for in cash, on delivery. No article of uniform dress will be per- 
mitted to be worn, unless obtained under the supervision of the col- 
lege oiRcers, and from the authorized contractor for the time being, 


Each bed room is furnished with two single beds and mattresses 

two clothes-presses, a table and a washstand. The student must 
furnish chairs, looking-glass, chamber-ware, pillow and all other 
articles of bedding ; also a study lamp, a broom, shoe-brush, towels, 
table-napkins, clothes-bag and proper toilet articles. Clothing, 
towels, bedding, itc, should be marked with the owner's name. 
Such of the articles named as can be conveniently brought from 
home should reach the College on the day the student enters. Some 
of the heavier articles, like chairs and chamber-ware, can be obtained 
at or near the College, at reasonable prices, for cash. 


A safe will be provided at the office of the Registrar, in which 
students may deposit money and small articles of value, and have 
access to them at stated times. Care will be exercised to protect the 
property of all, but the College will be in no case responsible for any 
losses of money or valuables by students while at the institution. 



Students who do not board at the College, must be present at the 
opening exercises of the day and must remain until sunset, daily, 
except Sunday, unless specially excused by the College authorities. 
Such students will be received upon no other conditions. 


All students are required to attend the daily morning prayers 
and public worship on Sunday in the College Chapel. Arrangements 
will be made for the Sunday services to be conducted by clergymen of 
different denominations. Upon request of parents, students will be 
permitted to attend religious services elsewhere in the neighborhood, 
at hours not conflicting with exercises at the College. 


The officers of the Jolins Hopkins University authorize the 
announcement, that the diploma of this College will be accepted in 
lieu of the usual examinations, for admission to the advanced courses 
of scientific study at the University, which naturally follow the work 
at this institution. 


A prize of ten dollars ($10), in useful books, is offered by the 
President of the Faculty, to be awarded to that member of the 
Senior class who sustains throughout the year, including examinations,, 
the best record in the department of agricultural studies. 

Other prizes are being arranged and will be duly announced. 

Note. — As the law now requires an Annual Report to be made by the College, 
which embraces the information usually given in the catalogue, the latter is 
omitted and this Announcement issued instead. Any further information regard- 
ing the College can be obtained upon application ; the Annual Report and the 
Publications of the Experiment Station, will be mailed to all who ask for them. 

Address : — 1a,eoistrar, — Md. Agk'l College,