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The Maryland Agricultural College . 


SEPTEMBER 18, 1895. 



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CALENDAR, 1895-1896. 

Wednesday, Sept. 

18, 10 a. 


Thursday, Sept. 

19, 10 a. 


Friday, Sept. 

20, 10 a. 


Saturday, Sept. 

21, 10 a. 


Monday, Sept. 

23, 8 a. 


Friday, Dec. 

20, 4 p. 


-Opening session. Examination of can- 
-Examination of candidates. 
-Examination of candidates. 
-Examination of candidates. 
-Resumption of College exercises. 
-Close of College exercises for Christmas. 

AVednesday, Jan'y 3, 8 a. m. — Resumption of College exei'cises. 

Saturday, Feb'y 22, — Commemorative exercises. 

Thui-sday, April 2, noon. — Easter vacation begins. 

Tuesday, April 7, 8 a. m. — Resumption of College exercises. 

Saturday, May 30, — Vacation. Decoration day. 

Saturday, June 13, — Address before Young Men's Christian 


Sunday, June 14, — Baccalaureate sermon. 

Monday, June 15, 10 a. m. — Field sports. 

3 p. m. — Public meeting of athletic associations. 
8 p. m. — Public meeting of M. A. C. House of 

Tuesday, June 16, 10 a. m. — Public meeting of literary societies. 

2.30 p. m. — Military exercises, consisting of individ- 
ual and company drills and competi- 
tion for prizes. 

8 p. m. — Class day exercises. 

Wednesday, June 17,2.30 p.m.— Commencement exercises. Conferring 

of degrees and address to the graduates. 
4.30 p.m. — Exhibition drill on campus. 
5 p. m.— Annual meeting of Alumni Association. 

9 p. m.— Farewell ball to class of 189G. 



Members ex OfBcio under State Law. 

His Excellency Frank Bkown, Governor. .President of the Board. 

Hon. JojiN P. PoE Attorney General. 

Hon. Marion De K. Smith Comptroller of the Treasury. 

Hon. Spenckr C. Jones State Treasurer. 

Hon. John Waltek Smith President of the Senate. 

Hon. J. Harry Preston Speaker House of Delegates. 

Members Elected by Stockholders. 

Hon. Murray Vandiver Havre de Grace, Harford County, Md. 

Hon. AViLMOT Johnson Catonsville, Baltimore County, Md. 

Charles B. Calvert, Esq College Station, Prince George's Co., Md. 

Allen Dodge, Esq Washington, D. C. 

Charles H. Stanley, Esq Laurel, Prince George's County, Md. 

Members by Executive Appointment. 

Term expires. 

C. J. Puknell, Esq., Snow Hill, AVorcester Co., Md 1900 

Hon. David Seibekt, Clear Spring, Washington Co., Md. . . . 1900 

Jeuemiah p. Silver, Esq., Glenville, Harford Co., Md 1890 

L. Lake, Glen Arm, Baltimore Co., Md 1896 

Hon. Robert Moss, Annapolis, Md . 1898 

Hon. Charles H. Evans, Baltimore, Md 1898 



R. W. Silvester, President and Professor of Mathematics. 

R. H. Alvey, Vice-President and Professor of English and Civics. 

Clough Overton, 2d Lieutenant, Fourth Cavalry, U. S. A. , Commandant 
of Corps of Cadets. 

H. B. McDonnell, M. D., B. S., Professor of Chemistry. 

W. T. L. Taliaferro, Professor of Agriculture. 

Martin P. Scott, M. D., Professor of Natural History. 

JaxMES S. Robinson, Professor of Horticulture and Botany. 

Thomas H. Spences, Professor of Language. 

J. D. Ford, TJ. S. N., Mechanical Engineering. 

Dr. Robert Ward, F. R. C V. S. 

H. T. Harrison, Principal Preparatory Department. 

H. M. Strickler, Professor of Physical Culture. 

*H. C. Sherman, B. S., ] 

F. p. Veitch, B. S., I 

F. B. BoMBERGER, B. S., }■ Assistaiits in Chemistry. 

W. W. Skinner, B. S., j 

C. C. McDonnell, B. S., J 

Harry Gwimer, Assistant in Mechanical Engineering. 

R. R. PuE, Librarian. 

Joseph R. Owens, Treasurer. 

C. A. Woodhead, Stenographer and Typewriter. 

* Leave of aVjseaoe granted for one year to pursue special course at Columbia Col- 
lege, New York. 





John D. Fokd, U. S. N., Principal. 
Hakry Gwimek, Assistant Principal. 

The completion of the Mechanical Building and its partial 
equipment puts the College in condition to offer to the public 
the commencement of a thoroughly organized Department of 
Mechanical Engineering. The following outline will give some 
idea of the scope of the work and what it proposes for the future. 

The Course in Mechanical Engineering. 

The object of this course is to give the young men of our section an 
opportunity to study the science of machines near their homes. The 
principal subjects studied are the nature, equivalence, and analysis of 
mechanisms, the mechanics or theory of the principal classes or types of 
machinery, mechanical technology, and the principles and practice of 
machine design. 

That the students may obtain the practical engineering data which 
tliey will most need when beginning their work as mechanical engineers, 
they are required to pui-sue a course of shop instruction, which neces- 
sarily involves manual labor and manipulation of tools, which is princi- 
pally devoted to familiarizing them with those points in i)attei'n-making, 
molding, forging, fitting, and finishing which they need to know as de- 
signers of machinery. Particular attention is therefore directed to the 
forms and sizes of machine parts that can be readily constructed in the 
various workshops ; to the time that it takes to perform and the order of 
the various operations ; to the dimensions most needed by workmen, and 
to the various devices for increasing the accuracy of the work, durability 
of the parts, and convenience of manipulation. This involves acquaint- 
ance with the process and machinery of the workshops, but it is the 
superintendent's knowledge which is required rather than the manual 
dexterity and skill of the workman and tool hand. 


Schedule of the Course in Mechanical Ungineering. 

Freshman Year. 

First Term. 

Second Term. 

Solid Geometry. 


General Chemistry. 

Chemical Laboratory. 

Rhetoric and English Composition. 

French (or German). 

Mechanical Drawing. 

Freehand Drawing. 


Military DrilL 

Plane and Spherical Trigonometry. 
General Chemistry. 
Chemical Laborator3\ 

French for German). 
Mechanical Drawing and Descrip- 
tive Geometry. 
Fi'eehand Drawing. 
Military Drill. 

Sophomore Year. 

First Term. 

Principles of Mechanism. 


Pattern- making. 

Analytical Geometry. 

Descriptive Geometry. 


English Literature. 

American History. 


Military Drill, 

First Term. 

Second Term. 

Mechanism : Machinery, Machine 
Tools, Gear Teeth. 


Pattern-work and Molding. 

Differential Calculus. 


English Literature and Composi- 


Military Drill. 

Junior Year. 

Second Term. 

Steam Engineering, Valve Gears. 

Thermo dynamics. 



Integral Calculus. 

General Statics. 

Physics, Heat. 

Physical Laboratory. 


Military Drill. 

Steam Engineering, Boilers. 

Drawing, Design and Use of Survey- 
ing Instruments. 

Engineering Laboratory. 

Chipping and Filing. 

Strength of Materials, Kinematics, 
and Dynamics. 

Physical Laboratory. 

English Composition. 

Specifications of Machines. 


Military Drill. 



Senior Year. 

First Term. 

Steam Engineering. 

Dynamics of Machines. 
Machine Design. 
Engineering Laboratory. 
Machine shop Work. 
Strength of Materials, Friction. 
Metallurgy of Iron. 
Heating and Ventilation. 
Elements of Dynamo Machinery. 
Locomotive Construction. 

Second Term. 

Hydraulic Motors. 

Engineering Laboratory. 

Machine-shop Work. 

Strength and Stability of Structures, 
Theory of Elasticity. 

English Composition. 

Drawing up Contracts. 

Iron and Steel Shipbuilding, Ma- 
rine Engineering. 


In undertaking the course in Mechanical Engineering it should be 
borne in mind that of the subjects studied in the first and second years 
those most vital to success are Mathematics, Physics, and Drawing (in- 
cluding Descriptive Geometry). All the later professional work of the 
department is so completely dependent upon these branches that no 
student can expect to succeed in it without having mastered them. 

The professional work of the course in Mechanical Engineering may 
be classified as follows : 

(a.) Mathematics, Physics, and Applied Mechanics, given outside the 
department, the last including the study of and practice in testing the 
strength of materials. 

(6.) Class-room work of the department proper. 

(c.) Drawing. 

{d.) Engineering Laboratory- work. 

(e.) Shop- work. 

(/.) Visits to engineering works and manufacturing establishments. 

The work of the first year is mainly introductory. 

In the second year the more essential subjects given outside the de- 
partment are Analytical Geometry, Difierential Calculus, and Physics. 
The department gives a course in the principles of mechanism and in 
the construction of gear teeth, followed by courses on the mechanism of 
machine tools and of machinery. In intimate connection with this, 
practice is given in making working drawings of parts of machinery from 
measurements and other drawings illustrating the class-room work. In- 
struction is also given in patern-making and molding at the shops. 


The more important third-year subjects are : 

(a.) Iiitejirtil Calculus. 

(fj.) Phj'sics, including a special study of heat and work in the phys- 
ical laboratt)ry. 

{c.) Applied Mechanics, devoted mainly to a mathematical study of the 
strength of materials. 

{d.) Valve gears. 

(e.) Thermo-dynamics and Steam Engineering. — This course includes a 
detailed study of the principles of Thermo-djaiamics ; a discussion of the 
l)roperties of gases and vapors, especially steam ; of the flow of steam 
and other fluids of the steam-injector and the hot-air engine. This is 
followed by a study of the steam-engine, of the compound and multiple- 
expansion engine, and of the method of testing steam-engines and the 
study of steam-boilers. 

(/.) Drawing. — The course for the first term includes detail drawings 
from measurement of some machine, and asseml)ly drawings made from 
these detail drawings. In the second term it is devoted to boiler-draw- 
ing and the working out of v^alve geai's and mechanism designs. 

ig.) Engineering Laboratory-work. — This is given during the second 
term, and is devoted to exercises in steam engine and boiler tests, for 
which the engine and boilers of the department are used. 

(/t.) Shop-work. — The shop- work of the third year includes forge- 
work and chipping and filing. 

The fourth-year subjects are : 

[a.) Applied Mechanics. — The work in this subject aims to familiarize 
the students with sucli data on the strength of materials used in con- 
struction as have been obtained by means of experiments, especially those 
made on a practical scale, in diflerent parts of the world. This is fol- 
lowed by a study of friction and lubrication, of girders, stone and iron 
arches, and of the theory of elasticity. 

(/>.) Steam Engineering. — A careful study is made of such data as have 
been based on reliable tests made on large, single, compound and multiple- 
expansion engines. The gas engine, air-compressors, and refrigei'ating 
machines are also studied. 

(c.) Machine Design. — Each student is required to make a certain num- 
ber of designs, as the design of a set of hangers, the design of a boiler, of 
a shaft with gears and ])ulleys, and he is required to make all the calcu- 
lations and drawings necessary for every detail, determining the strength 
of every part by means of the principles already learned. 

{d.) Hydraulics and Hydraulic Motors. — The main principles of hy- 
draulics are taught, including the flow of water through orifices and 
pipes and over weirs. 



[e.) Industrial Management. — Tliis involves a study of the organization 
and relations of the various departments of an industrial establishment, 
both in the office and in the workshop, the conduct of accounts, the 
methods of compensating labor and of superintendence, and the effect 
upon cost of production, of interest, and other forms of expense. 

(/.) Engineering Laboratory- work. — Testing the efficiency of the 
boilers, engines, pumps, and other apparatus of the department. 

{(J.) Heating and Ventilation. — (A short course.) 

(//.) Metallurgy. — (A short course.) 

{k.) Dynamo-electrical Machinery. — (A short course.) 

{l.) Shop-work. —Machine-shop work. 

(m.) Locomotive Construction and Management. — (A short course.) 

(n.) Iron and Steel Shipbuilding. — (A short course.) 

(o.) The Thesis.— The thesis required of every candidate for graduation 
involves the investigation of an assigned problem. 

Further inforniatioii, if desired, can be had on application for 
the Annual Rei)ort, 1893. 



We have three grades of students. 

1. Kegular Matriculates. 

2. State Scholarship. 

3. Day Students. 

Charges for fli-st class of students are : 

1. $140 board for scholastic year. 

2. $4 medical fee. 

3. $6 for use of material in practical laboratory. 

4. $5 annual deposit, security against damage to jiroperty. 

Second class of students the same as above, with exception of board, 
which is $45 for scholastic year. 

Third class of students pay no medical fee. Laboratory and annual 
deposit same as other students, and $24 tuition fee. 

Methods of Payment. 

For regular matriculates : Medical fee, deposit, laboratory, and $40 on 
board are paid on entrance ; $40 November loth ; $40 February 1st ; 
$20 April 1st. 

For State students : Medical fee, laboratory, deposit, and $22.50 pay- 
able on entrance ; $22.50 February 1st. 

For day students : Deposit, laboi'atory fee, and $12 payable on entrance ; 
$12 February 1st. 

These charges cover all expenses for board, tuition, fuel, light, books, 
use of library, and gymnasium. 

lioom furnished with bedstead, chaii's, table, mattress, washstand. 
The students furnish their rooms with the remaining necessary articles, 
which can be obtained at the institution at very reasonable rates. 

Articles Needed. 

Wash basin and pitcher. 

6 towels. 

3 pairs of sheets for single bed. 

1 pair of blankets. 

1 comfort. 


2 bedspreads, which must be of uniform color, can be obtained from 
quartermaster's department. 

1 drop-light for study, furnished with a Welsbacli burner. 

2 uniforms, costing §10.45, furnished by Baltimore house under con- 

Regulations to which Special Attention is Called. 

1. Payments nuist be made as indicated. 

2. The regulations ai'e such as are believed to be conducive to the best 
interest of the College and young men committed to its care. Exceptions 
cannot be made for individual cases. Parents and Guardians avill 


3. The $o deposit is merely intended to cover destroyed property. 
Any student abusing College property and who is personally known will 
have the damage charged against his individual account. Pro])erty de- 
stroyed, where res])onsibility cannot be fixed to an individual, will be 
charged to this fund and will ])e distributed j/ro rata among tlie student 
body. All balances remaining at the end of the year will be returned 
with the final report. 

4. Uniforms must be worn at all times during the scholastic year. Ex- 
ception is made when students are engaged in athletic exercise. 

5. Books of regulation are furnished students on entrance, and they 
are expected to closely observe the requirements. 

All communications for information or business with the Col- 
lege should be addressed to the 

President Maryland Agricultural College, 

College Park, 
Prince George's Counly, Md. 

Exi)ress Office : 

College Station, B. & O. R. R., 

Prince Geurge^s County, Md.