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Faculty and Organization 

R. W. Silvester, 
President and Professor of Mathematic?, 

RiCHAKD H. Alvey, 
Vice-President and Professor of Englisii and Civics, 

Clough Overton, - ist Lieut. U. S. Cavalry, Professor of Military Science. 
W. T. L. Taliaferro, - - . . . Professor of Agriculture, 

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

Martin P. Scott, M. D , 
W. G. Johnson, A. M., 
Jas. S. Rohinson, 
Thos. H Spence, 
Horace G. Weltv, 


Samuel 5. Buckley, B, S,, D. V. S ., 

Henry T. Harrison, 

H. IST. Strickler, 

H. C, Sherman, B. S., Ph. D.. 

F. P. Veitch, B. S., 

W. W. Skinner, B, S,, 

J. R. Laughlin, B. S., 

F. B. Bombergek, B. S., 

Jos. R. Owens, M. D., 

Professor of Natural History, 

Professor of Entomology. 

Professor of Botany and Horticulture. 

Professor of Languages. 

Professor of Physics and Civil Engineering. 

Professor of Mechanics - 

- Professor of Veterinary Science. 

- Principal Preparatory Department. 

- Professor Physical Culture. 

Assistant Chemists, 

Assistant in English and Mathematics. 
- Registrar and Treasurer, 

Board of Trustees, 

Members Ex-officio. 

His Exctllencv, Lloyd Lowndes, - Go\ernor, President of the Board. 

Hon. Roi.iiRT ]'. Graham, - - Comptroller of Treasury. 

Hon. H. M. Clabaugh, - - ~ Attorney General. 

Hon, Tkos. J. Shrnock, - - State Treasurer. 

Hoy. \Vm, Cabell Bruce, - - - President of the Senate. 

*HoN. .'^iDNEv E. MuDi), - - - Speaker of the House of L>elegates. 

Members Representing Stockholders. 

Hon. Murray Vandiyer, 
JhioN, WiLMoT Johnson, 
Ci AS. B. Calvert, Es<,>., 
Alle^' Dodge, Esg., - 
Chas. H. Stanley, Esq., 

Havre de Grace, Md. 
Catonsville, Md. 
College Park, Md. 
Wa.shir,gtop., D. C. 
Laurel, Md. 

Members Appointed by the Governor of Maryland. 

C. J. PVHNELL, Esq., 

Hon. Davu,' Seibert, 
W. S. vVhiteford, Esq., 
Hon. W. VV. Mc Intyke, - 
Hon. H Evans, - 
Hon. Robert Moss, - 

* Hecentlj^ Elected to Congress. 

- Snow Hill, Md., Term Expires in 1900. 

Clear Spring, Md, 
Harford Co., Md. 
Baltimore, ?vTd. 
Baltimore, Md. 
Annapolis, Md. 


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Bo^rd of Trustee;:,. 

Membtri'E Ex-ofi;cii:. 

Hon. Roiit^-i i". GK.\)i.\y\, 

V.OS. ]j. M. C. LABAToir. 

Hon. T'-os, |. Shknock, 
H'._>:\'- VV-M. CAiiKLi.. Bruce, 
*HoN. Fri>Niiv E. Iviuii!\ - 

Go\'-rnor. ['ri^sidt'iii o.'" tin: I'-oaril. 

Conipi:;T>l]i-r oi Tvt:-;'. -ury . 

Atto.M'-y Cenfr;il. 

Slate 'J'reasurer. 

]'resitJ^.vn c-ftlit Setiate. 

.Soe;ikt.-r «„.{' 'lie H<>:r-;e of 1 'ekoal.cs. 

Members Representing Stocklioiders. 

fu)\. Wn.MOT J.'.)HNSON, 
Cl AS. B. CAL^ h,KT, £Si,>., 

A f . : E :s" D o t' ( i E , K s ■;• . , - 
C H . \ s I-{ . S I A N I \.\\ E S ( ) , , 

Havre de Grare, Md. 
Catviisvilie, Md. 

- Coile.^e T'ark, ;Md. 

- Lciurel, Md. 

MeiTibers Aooolnted bv the Governor oi Maryland, 


Hon. Davil. Sei.jert, 

W. S. '-\'Tl;TEFf:)B..iJ, F.S<,>., 

Hor:, \V. IV. Mc iNTVKh, - 
Hon. H Kvans, - 
fiON. JvonhRT Moss, - 

■'■ fttcerit;;- Eloctea to Congre^s. 

Snovv H iK Afd . 
C lear .Spruiy, I'dd. 
Harfi'd Co., Mn. 
{/all Mijore, .Md. 
Baitir.iore., ]N!d. 
Annapolis, Md. 

t.'! ni f.xpires ui 1900. 

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Graduates and Degrees- 1 89 7, 

Chas. B. Cai.vekt, Jr., A. B. 
JOHN D., a. B. 
Alheet S. Gill, B. S. 
NicHor AS H. Gill, H. S. 

J. Gko. R. CiRA'dAM, A. B. 

Harry Heuard, B. S. 
Grenville Lewis, B. S., 
Beri. S. Nklligan, B. S. 
Fabian Posey, A. B. 
CiiAs. J. Qlkkn, B. S. 

G. K. \V. SCHENCK, B. S. 

Bknl Watkins, Jr., B S. 
Wm. S. Weedon, B. S. 
Harry T. Weltv, B S. 


Calendar for 1897* 

Entrance Examinations, September i6, 17 and iSth, 1897. 

First Term begins Septembei 20th, iJ^97. 

First Quarter ends November 15th, 1897. 

Second Term begins Monday, FeV>niary 7th, 1S98. 

Xmas vacation begins noon Wednesday, December 22nd, 1897. 


Studies resumed Tuesday. January 4t!i, S a. m. 
Third Quarter ends April ist. 
Second Term ends June ist. 
Commencement, June 15th. 

Calendar for i897* 

Entriiiice ExaTuinatit'ns, Sept enir/tr i6, 17 r.iid i>:i\, 1897. 

First Term l)t;;wii? SeMtemhei 2inli, iS'g?. 

First Quarter ends Noi, enih(-r i',t!), J'^g", 

Secoiid Tenri bei;ins Monda\-, FebrTiary 71!), JS9.S. 

Xinas xacaiion l)egins noo;i W'edi^esdav. D^-cember dirndl, iSg- 


Sr^id't s res-uij'jfd Tni-sd-.y. January 4r:i, S a. m. 
Tidid fj'i:a]lt) ends April isr. 
Sei'omi Tern> ends Inne rst. 
Connnencenient, June i5li). 



inonial s]irub])e;y nud flower ]>]v)t?,, and tJie view fr-TJi the gi-OM' and 
eiiiti])!!.'^ caiiiiot hv .-^ui-passed in the country. 

The location of tbo Colleoo is onrirely healthful, tlie sanitary con- 
diiioij.- are excellent. Xo hoit-'r proof of tliis c;iu !)e given than that 
ihcie has heen no roally serious case of illnes? aniong the stndejifts with- 
in 'Mii'ht vears. 


The Ajjiii-nhiirai College is the State Sclio:)l of Science and I'ech- 
n:A'~i:.y. \Vhi!(? seeking first of all to ]}erforni the functions of an Agn- 
culiural and Mechanical College its -phere of work has been widened to 
e!)'.')race alt the sciences akin to Agrieuttviiv .-iih] all th(" arts related to 
Meclianical I'minifii;. 'J'u t'\\<->v sjKH-ia.l ;md pDU'.iirLent lines of work 
have heen addea ^uth branches of study a^; a.'-c neces-iriiy for a lil)eral edu- 
cation, for tlie developmeni of the intelligcu': citizen, and the snaking 
01 tiie man of general euUiu'e. 'i'lie ourjiose of this CoUeo-e is to a'ive to fuen an \ ions to prcjiari' themselves for tlie active duties of life 
siiiii Iraiinng in the sciences or in tiu; mechanical worlv-sliop as uill ena- 
lile tiiem to take their idaces intiie iuilnslrial wi.'rld well prepared for the 
fie fee C()i!i])etitioQ of the day. 

Pecognizing that such an education, in order to be of j^ractical ad- 
var-tage to the mauv, niust be offered ai a cost withiti the nutans of a!i, 
tlie Boaj'd of Trustees have reduced the expeu-.'- f.u- tl.e year to the stu- 
d'eait lo the point where his collegi' dues are not in excts-, of his ordiuarv 
daily expetises. it is to l>e remembered ihat tlu- ( ^oi{ege is a State Insti- 
tutioit. in part supported by the Stat*', in jjari Isy the Federal Govern- 
ment, tlirongh its several endowment act,<. and tliat ir is in no sense a 
m.»ney-jnaking concern, but simply a uiediuni of disi)urseinent by the 
'-^Tvernment to those classes tipon wliom. the safei:y and pi-osperity of Ttie 
State so largei;' depends. 

WJiile the 1 *oilege i)]-ovides. as will be liereinafter explained, several 
distiiict conrse^- if instructioii. looking to the special ti'aiidng of the stu- 
dent in Agriculture, ■^Eechanicai Engineering, th.e Xatural and Physical 
Sciences and Belle Lettres, the fact is ^^ept clearly in view that a sound 
lonndation must be laid for each and every course. Successful special- 
ization is only possible after the student has been prepared for it by a 
thorough training in the essentials. Ail education must be iiarrow and 
one-sided which does not provide for the general culture of the student. 
and which does not look lirst to the natural and normal develojnnent of 
the individual. The genercil working plan of the Oolleo-e may be thus 

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The ]>.[arv];)i)(l A.cncultnral Collcire i< located in Pi'iiico George's 
•Coiintv, ]\larv]aiitl, on the line of the Washington Branch of the B. ^■ O- 
R. E. oio-ht miles from AVashinj^on and tliirty-t\\o miles from Baltitnore. 
Ein'lit trains a <lny from eaeli city stop at the station at Colle^re Park. 
one iiiiJe fr'>m tin.' ColJege. Conveyance from the staii(m is hy (.'<.•] h/ge 

The College grounds front on tlie Baltimore and Wa.^lnngron iiini- 
pike. Tl}e siirhnrban town of Hyattsvilie is two and a half miles to ihe 
soiivh, ;Uhl !.;nn-e], the largest town in tlie county, is thirteen jniles to 
the noi'tJi. -.'11 the same road. 

The ,-ite of the College is particularly beautiful. Tiie huihling- 
occuj)y tiio cre<t of a eommanding liill, coverevi with fori'?;! rrees, aiul 
overlooking the enti]'e snrrcmnding country. In front, stretchivig to trie 
turn-pik(\ is a broad campus, the drill ground and athletic hcid uf tiu 
students. A quartei of a mile to liie ni)rth-ini>t are t!ie building- ot tiu*- 
Agricultnr.ii IvKperiment Stalitm. 

Tluj College Fari'u contain.- about tlir-'c hund'i'cd acre^ and is de- 
voted to the gardens, orchards, vineyai'ds and general fai'unng. 

Tlie main College buildin,^ is of brick, five stories in heigh;. It 
contains the students' qnarters, joess-iiali. most of tlie lectui'c lo.ons and 
offices. It. with all the other buildings, is heated l)y steam and ligliicd 
v.ith gas. made on the grounds. 

The diu-mitories are large, well ventilated and ])i'ovided with batli 
juid water rooms and a tire escape. 

Tin? Mechanical Department is hicated in a two-story iu'ick l)uii-l 
ing, coiii]t]eted in 189(), and now tiu)riutghly equipped. It contain-; 
wnj-k-shcjis j'cr cai'pentry and forging, machinery rooms, a di'awing 
roiun, leduri? room, library and office. It is a ]nodcl building of its 
kind. A new biick Chemical Laboi-at^'ry has just l>een com])leted. Its 
arrangement is ;idmirable. and it will hv most fully and adequately 
equipped. The uld Chemical Laboratory, on the south side of the main 
bnilding wi^i be used for domestic purposes. .\ substantial Library and 
Cymnasium building wa> erected in L^94. Luring the present year it 
lias been determined to Iraild a new ami nuvdid farm barn. A. long tv'li 
want will thus be filifd. 

'j'he aeneral aiuiearancc cf tlie Colleoe ^>■rounds is exceedingly- at- 
tracti\e. They are tastefully kdd oil' in lawn and terraces with orna^ 


The object of tlio Agriciiltiiral Course is to oe<niiiint \o\in- lud^ ^vho 
]>ropose to eng-dgv in fanning witli the results of recent exporim-'nTs and 
research in seientiiie agi'iculture. — to enable tlieui to practice general- 
farming, dairying or stock-raising in accordance with the best knowu 
methods of mock'rn times. 

It is not at all tlie intention to require those pursuing this course 
to engage in the manual labor of the farm. Such, mere praelical knowl- 
edge may hv more easily acquired at home. Instruction is by means of 
text books, lectures and oliject less.ons at the ( oUege and Kxperiment: 
Station, in the licld, gai'den, orchard and stock-yard. The course leads 
to the Degree of Uachelor of Science. 


This course is especially intended for those Avho have neither the 
lime nor tlie o])poi'tunity to take the re.uular tV»ur yeai's' course as s:ii- 
dents of the (JoDege. Jn fact, it is raihcr designed for those wIto are act- 
ually engaged in farming, and wdio ca]! all'ord six or eight weeks during 
the wiu'ter to attend lectures and follow the practical work of the Col- 
lege and Experiment Station. The coiir>c cntliraces the following sub- 
jects: — Earni Crops. Drainage. Stock -dJrecding, Slock-Eceding, Manures, 
Tobacco, Dairy Husbandry and Chemistry. Horticulture, Agricultural 
Farm Acc:mnis, Farm buildings and Architecture. Carpentry and Biack- 
smitliing. \'ererinarv Science, and the I'l'inciples of Citizenship and 
Business Eaw. The nominal charge is made of $5.00 for the Course. 
The entire expenses need not be OA-er ^.'iO.OO. The cours-e extends througlr 
the months of January and February. 

For further particulars address, 

W. T. L. T.VLTAFEin^O, 

Trof. of Agriculture, :M'. A. C, 

College Park, ^laryland. 

:\ii:ch:axicae coirse. 

Since the comjdetion of the ]^!echanical l^uilding and its equip- 
ment, no departinent of the College has dtuie more eflicient work, it 
Avas one of the declared purposes of the Federal (iovernment in making 
its liberal endowments to the Land (Jranr Colleges to secure the establish- 
ment and the proper equipment of Depariments of ]\Iechani( al Engineer- 

•clescrik-d. It beoins Avith the stufU'iit in InV first or Freshman vear a 
systematic and earofiillj adjusted scheme of work, differing but little in 
tlie several courses, and looking to Ids general development in mental 
strength, range of infonuation and power of expression and thought. At 
the beginning of liis second ye-ar dillerentiation may be said to begin 
along those lines for which he siiows most aptitude. This gradual spec- 
ialization continues during his third year, \intil in his last or Senior year 
his work consists almost wholly of one or more closely related subjects, 
in which he is able thoroughly to prepare himself. With the present 
eijuipment of tlie Laboratories and Meohanical work--?hops, a student is 
al)!e to become so proficient in his chosen line of work that when he 
haves tlic College a career is o])en to him, if he chooses to avail himself 
of it. 

The Agricultural College is legitiuiatcly tlie crowning point of the 
riiblic Scliool System of Maryland. Its aim is to provide higher ediica- 
ijiin for the graduates of the county schools. To this end its curriculum 
i< jidjusted to meet the preparation of such siuck'nts. It is tills class of 
young men tiiat the College esi)ecially di'sires to reach. Experience has 
sliown that most satisfactory s:;U(h.'nts cmne as a-raduates from the coun- 
ty schools; and no effort will be spari'd to make the transitioti from the 
High School or Grammar St 'lool to t!rc College a possible one for 
all tliose actuated by an earnest desire t-,> complete their education. 


For the coming year the College will otTei" four regular coui'ses of 
siiily: — Tiu' Auricidtnra], jMeclianical. Scientific and Classical Courses. 
'To tlie-c have been added a short winter course in Aj^riculiure. 


THE AGincn/rrKAL coujisk. 

In tins course the main subject is Scientific Agriculture, in its 
various bnuu-hos.— ithe first ])rinciples of Agriculture, Crop Jiotation, 
Plant Food and Cri)\\t]i. Fertilization, Drainage, Stock Breeding and 
Raising, Dairying, Soil Analysis and Soil Physics. As collateral 
])ranches are taken ii|> Chemistry, ((ieneraf and Agricultural). Physics 
and Mechanics, with s])oeial refeivnce to farm macliinery, IJotany and 
Jfortictdt. re, (Jeology. Zoolooy and Ivntomology. Veterinary Science, at 
least one moiU'rn lanuuagv and Mathematics. Ihiglish History. Civics 
and Polilicai Economy, which ionn the art)und work of every course. 


■•io-crilii-i]. T^ liO^ins witl: ili*^ >tn(l..Mit in iv^ f\v4 <^v VvoAinvin yoar a 
>}':4"'!)iaUe ;i!i-] i-arcfuilv jKija-^Je^i -cih'iiir ol 'vork, iJ;t!).-ni)v l)m livilo in 

^ii'f'ii;!!'! !i, r,!iti;\' i'' in'' Mii!;ii ;im5 iiiiil ji^iwc;- nl rxjin^:--;'!'! rinil tlMnifjlit. At 
tin.' f!l•^l^t;|;i^■ ,,i' 'Ills siH-dnd Vt-'Uf uiiurcu! iati'W! !n;!V Ite said to begin 
;)loi!o: iiiict- '■nc:^ 1'(»i' ^' lik'ii li'^ S'iiDWs iiii.>i ;; jm ii (Kir, 'I'hi- >::i'aiUia] spi/C- 
jalizatioii cms! iinn:-- 'i;wiu;j: \\\> ilnni vrai'. I' in liL^ ia>t oi- Senior year 
ni-- \\'i>-'k (-.>n^i-i> ;ilino~r wholly ol: vxu: o:; iiMn, ch-U'U refai-ed svibjcci:^., 
ill wl^M-h lie !^ ahlv iiittroiidily to Drcpaio JiiiM^^t^lf. With tho pres^nii; 
iM:ii!']iincnt ■■)( lilt-' -La hiirai 'tries arid Mevlianiral \v.«!"k->hops. -i svudent is 
aide r< n.'riiine ^1' ]'!'on!-i"i!i i!i hi- i-h.'-ie) line oT work tiiiat \\'1ip]i h'? 
leav..-^ ilii' (.'oHeiri- a ea m i; is oMen lu jiiin. if he chooses to avail Iiimself 

of Jl. 

']'.(.' .\':!'!i-elni:':il ( ''i!j.'ij;r' i- ii i^ii i'!;ai<K ihi' cr-iwiiiiiij, jioirK <■[ ih'3 
i! "^\-!eMi of Mar\'ia!ei. It- eim i- !ii '.fovi'lr Mi^ie-r (Miiu-a- 

t!.'/! \'<)r IU-' irnejiiali- i'f the v-ie'ni\ -eh • il;-.. '!'.» Ih:^- tiid ii- >eirrl''ukii!i 
J- ^ajjii-nd ti! Hieei ill" j)!-ej);irale;n of sech >iiii!ents. it h Mtis I'lass of 
yniiiii;- liHai [hai: ihi' « oin.>::-e esju'ciaky d'^i''''- t'l I'l-u-h. ]']\oenei;ee lias 
sh^;wn ihat nei^t -Ml isfai-ioi'v s;ii(i e)!- rueic it- LlfadiiaifS iVien th-' eoon- 
t\' >e!);M)i-; aiiil no eiToit -irill i ,e -par-'i! (i) iM;ikt' ihe 1 ran-iri'.ii jVoio tho 
lli.^ih Sr't"o! dv <iiaiMii;ar Si {.mi.! im '\\>- i\)\\viir a (t:!S-;i!i! ' iioe [ov 
all l!a)>i' aeiualed hy an ejiiau-si ;K'>:re le ceiilplee' llieir <,Lllleal!on. 

rOkhsk ni-- >'i'ki>Y. 

i'ui- rh.' (■i>iti;n;i" \e;ir ihr iv'lii'*:!' will MJTte" kuir n^i'hir ■ i)U!>e- of 
siiely:- -Tile AL:riri;!l lO'iii. M'H-haiiir;;'. Srienlikc aoij ri;i--iv-ai Lour^os. 
■r<' ihe-e ha\e hecii uiuled a slioii wiuier o'torse ia Atriiouh iUT. 

'IIIK Aiiini ! i/ri KAL rnlMiSK. 

ki la.- ri'ar-U' 1!)c main -iihjce; i> ScnM)ii;jr Aurirnl- i;i':e ir its 
\a!-i.)i!;- ,)r,uu-!i"-..— -.the iiivj pri!nei>h'> of AL::i'ieni:ure. 1 ''^-p liolaMon, 
l'i:J'i! r''Oi! aud (d-i.\\ih. k'eri li i^iai noi. 1 ir.ona;:-". Sti-.(d<;^ ami 
. li:iryin^. s.j! An;!U>i< and S.)il "Pipsics. A^ .■-d'aierai 


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UHwo-s are ialoei eii Ceenn-icv. Mnena';!; aiid Aui'i'/uUnrak. rhv-ics 
:(!id .■di'«-l!ank->. with -jM'oai ivfeivnce in !';irni niaehim'r\. ka^oiy and 
1! e-neuiuif-c. !tem>;_;'>. A!,,!,)--, .fiii l'a)i(nniihe.i'^ . N'.'terinarv Si i^aiee. ai 
1, .;;.;! .MiO moiua-o laniinap. ano Mat inaoa; if-, l-dioh-ii Ili-iare. Civi.s 
ii?!;; j-;iiii;-a' hcinn'-my, vvinck in)-iti lii,- uVwond WiU'k of evei \ r(.\irse. 

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veving are lang-]it practically in all of their departments. The sluclewt is 
iaug'ht the nse of ilie instnnnents, and dnring the open season of the 
yciar lias constant fit-Id work. Graduates are prepared to ac.:*^pt: j.asi- 
tions on surveying eorp,-^, and tare well o-rounded in the elemenLs ii iivil 


The Ejiglish work, which is common to all courses, consists of the 
■study of the structures of t)he Englisli. language, Literatui'e (English and 
American), Theoretical and praeticai Rhetoric, Logic, Critical Reading 
:and Analysis and constant exercise in expression, composition and i he- 
sis writing. In Civics the first two years are devoted to the study of Gen- 
•oral History, followed by the princij)les of Civil Government, Constitu- 
tional History, Political Economy, with special reference to current, so- 
cial and industrial problems, and, in the senior year, lectures on the ele- 
ments of Business Lasv. 


French and (ierman form a part of tJie Scieniitlc Course. A year is 
de^'oted to each language. The usual course of grammar and composi- 
tion is followed by translation and sigiir reading. In the Senior year 
the translation of Scientific German is offered as an ujjtional study. 


The course in Cheinisiry is particularly thorough. The chemical 
lalioratories are finely equipped, a.nd the new eliemieal building wiU be 
•opened for use duriiig the coming fall. Beginning with the elements of 
'General Chemistry, tlie student is given daily laboratory work, and 
the text book is supplemented with lecture> and class experiments 
Qualitative Analysis, Quautitative Analysis. Organic Chemistry, and in 
the'i cultural Course, Agricultural Chemistry, complete the work of 
ihe Department. 

The students making a specialty of Chemistry have almost in^-aria- 
hly been able to secure positions after leaving the College. In no other 
'College in the St^ite is the Chemical C'ourse as efficient and thorough.. 

This department is necessarily a mo^^t im])ortant one. Tlie facilities 
^or instruction are adequate, and the opportunity for practical ^vork 


ing in all such institutions. Tender the efficient direction of Lieut. J. D. 
Ford, of the TL 8. ^av\\ detailed at this CoHege, the Mechanical De- 
partment was organized and the building erected and practically 
ecjuipped. His suceeejsor, ProL II. (Iwinner, has completed tlie 
equipment of the dei>artnient, and the mechanical course is now one of 
the rao&t satisfactorv and popular. 

This cour.-e leading to the Degree of Mechanical Engineer, include,^, 
shop work in Wood and Iron, Foundry work, Forging, Mechanical Draw- 
ing, ITvdraidics Thermo-dynamics aiul Steam PiUgineering, Machine De- 
sign and Construction, Testing, Dynamo-Electricity and Electrical Engi- 
neering. The ]>ractic?l work is moftt thorough. The student is familiar- 
ized from tlie first with the use of all the tools and implements of wood 
cmd iron \Vi)rk. He is given daily practice in the shops, and is encour- 
aged to develop whatever inventive talent he inay have. Lecture and 
Text-book viorlv in Theoretical ^leclumics form part of the course. As 
yet no students ha\e attained the Degree of ^L E., as the Department has 
not vet coiiiideted its fourth vear. It is believed, however, that students 
completing this course will have no difficulty in securing employment 
after graduation in the field of Mechanics and Electrical Engineering. 
The collateral branches of this course are Mathematics, Physics, Chemis- 
try, at least one modern language, English, History and the principles 
of Citizenship. 


The Scientific (_'ours<i is desiirned for thosie who desire to secure 
the advantages of a general, liberal education, with the opportunity of 
specializing in some line of modern science. — Chemistry, Biolog}', Ento- 
mology, Physics, Mathematics or J^^lectro-Metallurgy and Photography. 

The basis of the course is a thorough, training in Mathematics, En- 
glish and the l*rinciples of Government and Citizenship. The opportu- 
nity IS given the student in his senior year of electing one or more spec- 
ial scientific branches, and combining the text-book and lecture instruc- 
tions with practical la])ora(tory work. The following are the principal 
lines upon which the students may specialize: 


In Mathematics the work of the course is Algebra, Geometry (Plane 
a:n.d Solid), Trigonometry (Plane and Spherical) and Analytical Geonu^- 
Iry, and Differential and Integral Calculus. CTvil Engineering and Sur- 




riuier ih<' otlJcivMit (iinc/liMn <-,( [.icii!, ,'. IK 

i!U.; i|i. Mil siiC-h ni> 1 i hi 1 i /i i~' 

l*V/rd. oi i\\,. r. >. .Xan\ 'i^iMiuMl iir ihi> {'uUi^<x(\ ilit ;M.i-fli;;ni.-ai Do- 

pririiiieui ^v>ls '.j-ii-;n,'/''ii ;!"■■ 'l-^' i>ii:'(ii);i^ i.-A'<'fi:(/ii. arui pr.i':U<;-al!y 

rijiiinp.'ii. [[■< ~;!;i-'-('-,-'ir. Pi<il". '!. <>\vM!!irr. Ju!- roinjilt^cd trie 

<'(i'ii|t!j;crit 1.;' rlio (k-pai't;ti:^!;l, aiid the .uit'cliaiiic;)! course is now one i>f- 
llie »;M)-i sniisfii: ir.r\' .iii'J i'.i'|>iila'-. 

«]i()p woclv ii. \\'i^)a ;Mi;l Ir-ii. l-'oun.h-v \\''i-\. i''tn';i"i rii:. Mcriianiia! ih•;)•^'•• 

iiiiT. i i \ (hvM'iir-. I'i r!aM'i->i vn;iiiiir-> a:wi Sioain l-"ntri!i''rr! n^. Aiar!ii:!0 1 >i-- 

-iu'i ami ( oiisijac'!"!!. 'I'lr-' iii^'. I )vi";,i!jiO-i^i<'e! lacii y aad !v<^;1 1'ii-a; iMiui- 

i:f.a"i;io;. Tlr' javu-f^'Va' u,.rk is mi.f>r rh(>!Mi,<.di. The stinicait i- fairsiiiar- 

ij"H! i'roiii ill'' lir>l w'tl! th-' n^r •"•( a'! iii.' ii>i)l> .\<\A iiiij'icaiienVr, of wuiK 

aiii.i ifiti! v,.t!'k, lie ]- i_''i\i'!i daiiv juacni-t* lii ih'.' ~^in>ji.--. ;m.i(1 i> vmicvuu • 

a^red te 'K \'.'ioj) \viia!( •.■'( iii\ '.ait) w 'taleni he may Lave. Lei-Uirr anl 

T'evi-icxak u-'iri' in I'hcnietica! ^[erhaire^ Tvau paii cf \hy !;.a;si\ As 

\(. t liii Siudeiils lia\ {■ a!iaine:] tlie Ovurrc «!l' M. '■>.. a- th- hi jiarinicni |>as 

lui: \'er eoiiiiik'ird it- i'wiiiai! vcai-. .h is bcli^- mI. !iMw.-\'a! . rluU -tud'ait^ 

e<e"!i:*'f^iini;' tiiis e\)\n*st,' w. jj ita'^'uei niflieu'i} iii -eeiriiu: ( ii!p!o;\ aiuau 

al'tei i{r;!'iniiiiOM in ilic fic'ii r-i' M-Tiianu-s ami i'iiertri-'ai i^n;^iik''.':anii'. 

T]ie ooJuutTa' bi'anches :>{' :ia- .-iuiS'- ar^.' Mai li-anaiic^. I'a\si'-s. ('Iieniis- 

!i\". at ieas; oiia ;!ii(Kleni laniraaiii'. iMiaii^li. !li;^U>rv aiu! ilu' i-rnit ioies 

ef 1 'it'xer^iiip. 

sciKx^riru' cocifsH. 

'I''ii- Sdi-nriHi- ('nwr^i- ■> (L-si-iieil idr t.iiosi' u!i<. .irsiri- t.i >e(a!i-;' 
tiii' a.]\'ania;:::i'> ui a .uerHM'ai. !il;>a':ii I'diicaiion. ivirh ilu- iM)i>nriiia]1y ct 
s]iecia!;/ii!Li: in sv)in" lii-c ^f ai'Mlva-n -<ii iic.'. — (.'iiian:-trv, i'li'id^LrN' !-"iU'> 
iiM)l()o,. Piiysio. Mai i:i-!t)at;.-:- ur l-Js-i. i r.i-Mi.-la!h;i'^'v and i'JHUDgiMphy. 

I'ae i.-isi-^ of r!u' ;-oiafsc is a ! iurroii^Ji traieiiU; in Mai heraate--;. j-ln- 
aM-ii athi T'ic I'liucijiias .•! ' ii'\ ( and ( 'It i/;i,a:>Iii|;. The opjiorlii- 
iiitv IS uivcn iho srihh-tr in [•]>■ >>:])\:V vaati" oii oJe!ti!i;u' ooc la* ainr.' sjum.-- 
ml i-iaiiiriHe itraia-hr;^. aial (•''.•ili'ti' n^r i!i(' t^'xr-htick and lertat'i- in<;nic- 
tiohs »rit!! nracaical l:d,()ra.l'!!-y '.vurk The iMiiiwiiiii: ar-' the jTiiKapas 
iinH^• ii[)oit ^vhi'-ii liic -in,!iait> inav >n(.a- ali/e: 

MAl'!ii;AL\;c]( s \\h SM:\i:Vi\t.. 

Itt MarhiM:ia!i(> .]u vurk nf I he (■nvv<v is Al-eliri. f^'uineirx ildane 

and S-i-:!/, Td-otmi :rii'v i]M,,ni' ao:! Sph.TieaU and A-inlylir,.! (ironiv- 
U'}. nrel 1 >;!reiv!ita;! ;iii,l iai^grai ^ 'a.!. iilii>, ri-i| Kri^rinevrinL ;in.i Sai- 



.V v.'cll ejjnippetl j.-iborarorY is one of the tVatiirch of tlie Seieiuiiic 
Course. The insimction i- l)egiiii in the Sopliomore year, and includes 
rlie study of the Mechiinicai i'owers, Jieat, Ligiit, Acou^tie^, llydrci. idles,, 
Hydrostatiep and EJeetrieity. The lectures are illustrated by experijuent;? 
conducted in th.e laboratory with the most modem physical a])]>ara.tu?. 
'J'tie application of .^lathr-rnaties to Physics and the solution of original 
problems form an important [lart of the work. 

In the senior year an (>|)ii<)nal course is olfcred in Electro-metalkir- 
gy and PhotogTa])hy. Kleetrop'ating is ])ractica)ly taught, with special 
reference to its beaiing upon tlie work of the ^lechanical Department. 
Provision has been, made for suitable quarters and appliances for ad- 
vanced work in Photograpiiy and its applications. 


Tliis course ^^as insliiuicd to meet a vry urgent dem;nid on the 
part of [tatrons of the College for a couP'^e (d' study w hich sliould prepare 
ynniig ]nen to entei" the so-cnllcd learned ju'ofi'-sions. 'Lhe course in- 
cludes ^lodern t.anofuages, — i:'j"eiic]t and (Jerman — Latin runninir 
throughout the entire four years, lectures im Mythology and Myiholog- 
icid. History J, the English and Civics course. Mental Scieui-e. Matliemar- 
ics in the Ereshrnan, SoiDhomore and Juni(u- year-, aiul one year each of 
Chemis^ti'v, Geology and Physics. The Dt^gn^e cenferred is Bachelor o^ 
Arts. The nundxr of student?- iivaihng theniselvcs of this course h 
been proportionately large. ]\rore Cnue and attention is given to the lit- 
erary development of lite students than is possible in the other courses; 
and the standard of work has been considerably raised. 


In thus briefly descrjhing the instruction gtven in tlie ^everal 
courses, it is otir purpose to so fiir make clear the general scope of each, 
course as to enable the patrons of the College to determine from tlie first 
what {-ourse a ^tu^lent should ad(V|it on euiteriug. It has been found ne- 
cessary to estabhsh the gemrril rnlt; that a -student once entering any 
eourse cannot lenx^ it without some e.xtraordinary reabon, 


The Degree; conferred upon tVie graduates in the Scientific Course 
^s Bachelor of Science. It is proposed during the comimi vear to allow 


makes it a popular part of the course. In the Freshman year Geology is- 
studied, the subject being iUustrated by an excellent collection of min- 
erals. In the Sophomore year the branch taught is Physiology. A valu- 
able and complete set of models serve to illustrate this work and that of 
the Junior vear. Zoology. The work of the Senior year is that of Gen- 
eral Biolof'T- J^ifi'iiig ^^6 second term class-work in Dissection and 
Microscopy i? offered. Inatruction is by text-book, lectures, quizzing 
and laboratory practice. 


In Botany the instruction is by lectures ami practical illustration in, 
the oardeU; orchard, vineyard and greenhouse. The work runs through 
all classes. 


In Entomology a course of lectures to the Junior and Senior classes 
is delivei-ed by Prof. Johnson, — ^^the State Entomologist. Especial at- 
tention is paid to Economic Entomology. A course in laboratory work 
is offered to the Senior class. This Depiu'tment is a new one, and prom- 
ises to accomplish excellent results. 


The coarse as laid out for the instruction in Yeterinary Science has- 
been with a view toward fostering the live stock interests of the State, 
in encouraging the breeding of a better class of animals and securing for 
tliem that care by means of which they may be kept from disease. 

This instruction, working in harmony both with the instruction 
in Agriculuire and Biology, is intended to show both the value and man- 
ner of preventing rather than the cure of disease. 

The subject of Embryology is taught as a supplemental branch of 
Breeding, and Nutrition as a supplemental branch of Feeding. 

Yeterijiary Anatomy will be taught by lectures and illustrated by 
means of models and dissection of the animal under consideration. The 
subjects of Hygiene, Stabling and general management will be thorough- 
ly considered. 

Graduates of this institution who have completed the course in Yet- 
erinary Science are entitled to admission into the second year class in 
Veterinary Colleges Tecpiiring three years of not less than six months 
each, upon recommendation of the Yet^rinarian in charge. 



iiiiik*'-- !! a pruri!-- j)Mrr (»f Hh' course, in iij" ■F!v--liii);iti vrar Or-ologv ii- 
sturlitM]. ihc siil'M'c i hrini. iiiiiMrai'/fi !»v- aii .wrcili'ia cc'lci'i :.'t! of luin- 
cral>. Ill ilic S>!:.!i(>i!iiirf voar Hu* !!r;si!>ii iaiiu'lii i^ IMiy-iology. A vabi- 
al)];' avid t;ini'i''tt- ^;•t "^^ nifiileU serve to j!]ii>lraie Jii^ work aii'i tbat of 

t1io JiPiior \kw\ ZooioijV. The work (•! the Senior year is that uf Ue)!- 

eral jjio'loii'v. ]);;rii!g the secoie"! leno dass-wiM-k in ])i^-ernon ana 
}i!ier-seoov is ojO'ivik Xn:^h-n(-ieiii is liy 1e\t-l.!i(vk. ie^-tiire?-. ipiizzinsji 
and ]:!lfoi'atorv pjaetice. 

Ill BotaDv the instrneiJon i- oy iectin-'->s and piacllraliilnstration la 
tlie 2'ard(;!!. nrchard. viii-'-yai-d and grv^esdioase. Tiie work ruus through, 
all da-.-. 

In l-hnr)j!iok;)gy a e^.'urse of h''-!ere-- to the .I'^iirinr and Senior elassf-?- 
i> de]i^•ei■|■d he ['rot. ,/i,)l).V'sor., — rhe -^lati ]'.h)0)y!i.olog)-!. Ihii.Ma;,; ai- 
t( aJiea'i is \ni'n\ to jv-oieanie !*j)tiiie.>h>g\ . A c'oinse im lalioratory \vorj\ 
is oitered to rlie Seiiior elass. "J Ids DejiiUL'tjiLent is a Dew oi^e, ami prom- 
ises to aeeoniolisii exedleh-, resiilts. 


T!ie eoar-e a^ laid out i<yc the insinietion in Veterinarv Seient,-e lias 
heen MJth a. view tO\\'ard r>>iei"ing the Jive >r"' k iiitcresis of the Siale. 
ill encouraging liie breeding o[ a i^otter <dass of aidnials and -<•{ uring for 
tiiciii djat eare Ijv mean* of '^■' hiei! rliey lyiay he kept from dj^^;a^<_•. 

'idu . :n-.:nii-tion. working in hariiji-Jiy ineii witji ihe iiistruf-tioii 
ill A^rricidinve and ]?I=)Iogy. i- iniemjed. to show ho;!) ili" ^alue aii<t loan- 
3ier oi i.r< venting ra<hor than the cnrr <)f i|isea>''. 

d"hf sunj^-ai of luidjryohigy is uingJit a;- a snpjd. -mental hraiirii (d; 
IhkA'diug, arid iN i eriiion £is a siq oierneiital hnva<d) uf l-'eeding. 

A ("'^rinary Anaiomy will be tauirhi ])y ieetnres and i'ln-^1 rated hy 
1 1' ans ot models and dissection ot \]<o anim;d nmh'v ; ori^idcratio)]. '^[.'lie 
snhjeets v>.!: Ifygie-iie. Siahjiiig and goneral mana<fem<'m. will he thorougii- 
ly corj5i(h.''eii. 

kir;u.iuao:'s 'Vf tin- ju.>iiniti(<n who have (;<.>mp]et''d tiie course in Vri- 
erii:ary Science are entitled to admission itito the second year chiss in 
Veterinary riolleges r.-rjairing three years "f not less tl^aii ^i\ inonlhs 
Uracil, npon reconimendation of the Yeberinarinn In charge. 




For fo;ir \('ai> {he oollogi' \v.\< maintain'ed a Prcpar.uoiy l)(M)ar!- 
ment. Wiiilc not desiroii? oi: cncoiirasriniz the admission of vei'v voiniii 
students, it was found neceT^snrv lo make gome pro\i>!.;>u for 
those \a1ioso ])i'evioi(S trainiiiji: in ibe essentials lias lu-en delivient, 
and wlio need at least a year's earelid insirueiion to prepare them for the 
work ol the eolleo-jate course. 'rhi> i.- tite object of r^lie Preparatory De- 
partment. The wisdom of the ])lan has been demonstrated by the exrel- 
lent reeord made by the stnderits wlio have passed from it to the higher 
classes. The studies pursued are: h^nglish Grammar, AritJimctie, Al- 
gebra, V. S. History, Geograpliy, (J/o'iiieal and Physieal), Bookkeeping 
and Drawing. '^J'he require in cut 5. I^u' entrance are given in another part 
of this announcement. 


The physi-'-al euliin-c of the stuilents is provided f'*r hy a regular 
course of instruction in [lie G'ymnnsiiHn, uoder tlse (iircction of a Pnfc->~- 
or of Athletics. The course is can'fully [ilaivni.'d, so as to develop gradual- 
ly and seicniificiilly 'the physical powers cf each student. ]k\ginning with 
the simjrlesit. ealisthenic exercises, uhe in>t ruction covers the wliole field 
cf light and heavy gymnastics, and field and iraek athletics. 

'J'be e([uipment anil arrangemeni o[ ilie (iymnasinui is very com- 
plete and the iiiteresi manifeste;] by ilic -tuilcnts is a su.^'Mcient jvroof of 
the success of this Departmenr. U'liilc dc.-iring to make the work in the 
Gymnasium of ])ractica} vahu' 10 all tlvo sluilents. the recpiired work only 
extends tlirough the Pj'ei;>aratory. Fi'cshnian and Sophomore years. Af- 
ter ^ Athletics as a ])arL of a studen.t's coirrse is entirely optional. 


The College Library is lucat.Ml in the second stoiy of the Gviuna- 
sium F)Uilding. The reading room is w( 11 arranged and lighted, and is 
in evejy respect a com.fortable and convenient apartment for the purpose. 
While the library is not large, the collection of books has been careiullv 
chosen, and the shelves contain a very fair supply of works of refereiice, 
hiatm-y. hiography. essays, poetry and standard fiction. Thanks are due 
to many friends of tlie College who ha\e made contributions to the li- 
brary oi: books, stands and pictures. Almost all the leading periodieah 
and newspapers arc subscribed to. Tlie library is yearly proving a n)ore 


the meinbei> of the Senior d.i^^ to select particular t^cientifie work for 
tlie entire year, siibjeer t" the Jireetion of the Faculty, instead of for tliv? 
second term only as ha^ Jieret-fore been tlie practice. 


The ^iilitarv Deparrment is a distinctive feature of the College. By 
.special Ax-i-^ of ('oiiuress provision is made for the mainienajice of a 
l)epartinej)t nf Military Science in eacli of the Land Grant Colleges. An 
otHcer of rlic t". S. Army is detailed to act as instructor and as (.'ommand- 
ant of Cailrt^;. 

Onr \ii;ii;i,y Department is in a most llourishing oonditiou. All 
sttuh'nr> uj-oii entd-ing are enrolled in one of thi'ce companies of the 
Baittalion, All students are required lo wear the })rescribod nniform at 
all rimes wheri on dnty. The controt of the stuuents in barracks is en- 
trusied t" Cadet Officers, under the supervision of the Commandant, and 
the discipline of the College is generally military in its nature. Promo- 
tion in this department is mad<' according to tnerit and record in mili- 
tary matters. 

The praetical instruction of the cadets consists of dady infantry 
drill, the mannal of arms, company and battalion, drill, exiciided or- 
der drill. oui-jKtst duty ^ind lU'tillery drill. Tiie study of tactics, thoo- 
retical am] lectures on ^Military Science constitute;^ the cLass-rooin work of 
the depiirtment. 

One of the ni< 'st pj'aciical of the features of tlie Militarv Department 
is the Annnal JvucampuH-nt of the cadets at the clothe of the scholastic 
Yenr. ^J'\v«) such encampments have been held, one at Tolchester 
lieacli and oiu- at llav ]iidi!;e. '^J''he record of these encampments has 
been mo^t satisifactory. and tli-'ir effects upon the niioral ami juilitary 
standard v»i' th.o students ]iu)>t excellent. Especially gratifying have 
been the coum\ei)ts from the oflicer- of the State National Guard, wli i 
inspected tiic onrn',' at Bay Jiidgi\ It has been recommended the 
commi?siioned olfieers of the- college battalitm be given coTumissions in 
the St.-de militia upon graduation. 

'\ he Military l)e[)artnient is a ilecided factor in the moral and phy- 
sical develo|mient of ihc ^tudent body. By encouraging habits of 
l>romptnes-. ol)edien(.H' and neatness, and ])y its ])eneficial etfeets npon the 
carriage and general hoaltls ..f the student^, it adds materially to the use- 
fulness of the college as an educational institution in the true sense of 
the word. 

important adjunct to iJio work of l.he (Joliege. Its effect is notably f,^it 
in the growing interest ot the sludenls in matters literary. 


For admission to the College Department, — Freshman Class— an 
entrance examinaTi!>n is required. This examination will be held at th3 
College on SeptemlHT ir,ih. ITth and 18th. The applicant will h*? ex- 
pected to priss a satisfactory examination in the following subjecits: — 
English Grammar. Composition and Analysis. V. S. History. Arithmetic 
(complete), Algebi^a (as far as qnadratics), Political and Physical Geog- 
rapliy. A mark .of 7(> per cent, is necessary to pass. For entrance to the 
Preparatoty Dcpartmcjit the . requirements are: — English Grammar, 
Arithmetic (as tar as per centage), U. S. History ami Political Geogra- 

Every applicant for admission to the College mnst bring satisfa-ctory 
testimonials as to character and previous scholarship from^ 'm>- or mora 
persons qualified so to speak, — ^Ids lonner teacher, pastor or neighbor 
acquainited witli his general reputation. This will be absolut-ely insisted 
upon. Xo student need apply for entrance v,ho cannot furnish such 

Applicants for admission io liigher classes than tlie Freshman, must 
be prepared to take au exiunination eonivalent to that given at 'the Col- 
lege for promotion to such clas^ses, or must |)resent certificates from 
countv or citv schools covering- the work of the lower College classes. 


The College ofl'ers a number rvf froe-scholarships, — <tlj.ree for Ealti- 
more City and otre fur eaeli Count}' of the State. These scholarships are 
awarded to the successful candidate in co.mperitive examinations conduct- 
ed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction of Baltimore Ciity and 
in the Counties by the County Examiner. All scholarship students must 
be prepared for entrance to the Freshman class, and are required to take 
the regular entrance examination. Each schokrsliip is good for four 
years, or for such pnrt thereof as the holder remains at the College. It 
is ^hen again open for comyvetition. The cost per year for scholarship 
sttuhmts will be found und'T the head of student-expenses. 


In ^rder to pass from one class to the next higher class a stude;.! is 
requited to pass the yearly examination by a mark of at least (iO per 


cent, in eaeli siiidv. and <'> '^'i^^ a combiiieil mark in each branch (clail\ 
and exaniination) of ;U least :(> per cent. A failnre in not more than two 
brandies will ejiable a student to pass to the next chiss with conditions 
in those studies ii) v.liieJi he has failed; bnt in every ca>;e 'the stndent is 
required to jiiak.' -ood .-ueh failures during the next year. 

It lias heea found, necessary to make some regulations to provide 
for cases of ii«ing nnfair means in examinations. The Faculty, therefore, 
has aiireod nj^'n the following ruh". which will be rigidly adiiered to: — 
Anv shid'.iit (leiecjed in so doing will be required to suiTender his pa- 
pers, and v/ill not under any cirounistances be given another examinaiion 
in thai particular study. 


The discipline o^' tlie College, as has been stated is generally MvJ- 
tary in its cliarac-ter. Students are under the control of Cadet Officer-,, 
subject tu the direct ion of th>j officer in charge who makes a daily re- 
p'-jrt to the Commandant of Cadets. The final authority^ however, in 
ail cases, is the Pj-esident of llie College. 

All students are ex[)ect('d to conduct themselves a,s young- gentle- 
men worrhy cd' respect and. confidence. Upon entrance each, one is re- 
quired to give his word iliat he will, comply witli all the rides and regula- 
tions of ilie instil ulioii. A ccqu' of these rules is then given him. and he 
is held responsible for ali acts in disregard thereof. Cadet Officers in re- 
ceiving the honors whicfi promotion implies, accept with them obliga- 
tion.- and d lilies vrhii-li the> arc lioiind to regard. Tliis is the key-note of 
student govi'i-nmeut. Failure in duty means necessai'ily forfeiture of 
confidence and trust. 

Puuisloneu.t for rrivial breaches of regulations consists of depriva- 
tion ni 'irivili-gcs, continemcnt to grounds or rooms or special Military 
duties; for aggravated (■tfencos the punishment may be suspension or ex- 
pulsion, at the discretion of tlic 'i^'aculty and the President. 

Frequent al)senc*'S from the College are invariably of grent disadvan- 
tage to th( «tvd"nt. in breaking in upon the continuity of his work, and 
in detractniir his uurid ivom the main juiruose of his attendance at the 
institution. Parents are therefore earnestl}' asked to refrain from grant- 
ing frequent reqiicsK to leave the College. 

(Quarterly reports are sent to each parent showing the student's pro- 
gress in class work and his genera! standing as to conduct, etc. At the 
en-d of the year a. detailed report of tlie vear's work is raaxie. 








Boar.l Heat. J.iglit. IJoom and IJooks, STO.OO 

Laboratorv Foe O.uo 

IMiysi clan's Fee 4.00 

Jireakage Fee, -j.OO 

Total Cost, S83.01) 


Eooni. HL^al and it),>ks $^4.00 

Laboratory Foe (5.00 

Breakage Fee, 5.00 

Total Cost, $;3.').0<i 


For liegiilar Siudenls. — 

$40.00 (and tlie fees) on entrance: if^lo.oo on Xuvcniher loth; .$40.00 
on February 1st; .$30.01^ -ai April 1st. 

For Sch'olar^liip Students. — 

$35.00 (and the fees) on entrance: -'lo.tio on February 1st. 

For Day Stiiden;ts. — 

$12.00 (and tire fees) on enLi'ance: ami $12.0(i on February 1st. 


The Laboratory Fee 1?= intenfled lo cover the cost of the marorials 
and apparatus consumed by the student in practical laboratory work. 

The Phyaician's Fee is to provide for the attendance of the regular 
(\dlege Physician iu all ordinary cases of sickness. 

The ])n?akage Fee is to cover all losses to the College caused bv 
careless breakage or otherwise by the studen'Ls. Each loss is di\ided pro- 
portionately among the students, and tlu? unused balance of each fee re- 
funded at the close of the year. In case the loss is known to be caused 
by any particular student, the whA>le amount is charged to his account. 

Except in cases of extended illness, no money will he refunded for 
long continued absence or vdthdrawal from tlie College. 

Students entering late m the session will be charged according to the 
date of entrance. 


T3unno: the i);i>r iV-ur >'i';>i's thi- di?;ci])]ine and gcntral moraiS of the 
student l)()d\- hn- \ni-n .i-'ood. but much always depends npi>n the ejass uf 
students receivL*! .ind lin^' li""ie intluenee jrouglit to bear upon them. 


'I'lic {''.)l'v'j:o \^ ii Tion-seeiai'ian institution. IJeliuious services on 
Sund.iv ;iffcn!(i.)!is ar( cnniliieted tluring the year by eleru'vnien of differ- 
ent' d' iKHiiinnii'ins IVoiii alJ parts of tlie State. Attendance at daily morn- 
inir (.li;!!)''! v'verci.-es is ciiinpidsory. 'Stiidents ari' allowed to a^teiHl Sirn- 
dav servjce.- a' ii's'' <'hiirc]!es in Hvattsville and (/cileui; .I'uik. 


.•^iiidciit elu])s i'or social, literaiy and athh'tie jnirposc-^ arc encour- 
agrd ,is ineaiN id i-i'oaring c hiss and college prid^' and inn-casing an c>j)rii 
dc cor[is ;;inii!ig tlu- stiuk'nl-. J']iic1i has its (!\vh orgajiizati'-ti m which 
]iia'i!-'r:- I'ciaMfig to rhiss work are discussed anrl dirccti^i!. ()!''iccr^ are 
eJci-ii (!. a?)il ihe unity ot the classes is strictly pj'i?served. Tiiis has >»eeii 
found to be a decided aid [o discipline and leuds to raise tiic ;-Laiiiiar<i. of 
student honor, 

..Xnidiig !. lie sucfcs>i'ul student societies ai'c tin.' Merer Literary So- 
cie',\. whicJi ha.- accMjuj-lisiied niiicli good during the };ast year, rii-; M. 
A. C. Arldetii- ,\>S(.iiatinn, which, controls and directs the '.vorlv of the 
i.':)llege Athletic ream, 'he Itossbourg Club, — a social orgaoization, the 
(ili-'o v'juh. an.'.l tiu' < 'afh.Us' .\nnnal. — ;in organization of the Senior ( Jas.s 
\viiii-i! jMibiishes an annua! luagazine. The tiivt number oi tJii- p(ib]i<:-4i- 
tion, 'd'he ih'veille"' for 18')t.)-0T, ^vas a most creditable j'ublicat!!.)]). 


T!ie cxpeuses of tlic (.'olJego \ear foi- tlie -'^N'eral i.-lasse- of sli:dents 
are as fMilo'^ys; — 

IIEGlLAK stcdexts. 

Board, Iteat. Ligln-, IJoojn an^l iWk^. ^loO.OO 

Eahoratory Tvo (i.f'.O 

PhysK !;nr< \-\'i- 4.00 

Jiieak.igc Eee, o.OO 

: Total Cost. ^lon.oo : 


Maryland Agricultural College. 

SUNDAY, June t3th: 

A. W M.- — il.icc;ii;iiivc';U( Soi iih>n bv Ivl-v. Ja>. [[. Yoiinu", of Baiti- 
iVLoro, 'Aid. 

MONDAY, June Uth: 

'I V. M.— -!-",ii'!d S]»on-; on CuiL'irc Caini'i!-. 

4 P. M.--l)i<Lribiition of At-liJotie IWvx:^. College \\-A\. 
T) I*. "Ai.— Drill ;;nn r)i\<< I'-iraii.'. l ollcgr Caiiipi!.-. 

5 P. M. — rui)lie MtH'tini: of ;MciTci- I.iii raiy Scciely. Debate for 

(JoM Medal. 

TUESDAY, June tSth: 

2 P.M. — ('(/liipc! itivo Coinpauv hrili and Tai'get Pracliee. Col- 
li'-^'r- (;a!'!ini~. 

4 1». M. [)uit.ili.>n J '''i 1 ami hre>< I'ai'ade. College Cainpiis. 

8 ]'. M. Cla-^> l>a_v Kxerrisf. College Hail. Address 1)Y Pros. P. 

W. Sil\('>ter. 

WEDNESDAY, June 26th: 

2.;>0 P. M. — CoiiniieiU'eiiKMit K\ 'rei>e>. Colloge Hall. Addre.-s by 

lion. U. K. Havis, 
4..'!() P. M.- -{'"xliibitioii P'all on Colloge Camy)iis. 

5 ]> \{ .\initiai Aleeting of Akmnii A>sooiatioTi. 

9 p, M. Thirty-eiglilh Animal J^all in College Hall. 


All ?tuflent.< ar'- iv(|(!ir<.'il to provide themselves witli the following 
articles, to lie bronclu from liomc or purchased from r]ie Quartermas- 
ters Department, at the ( 'oJlege: — 

1 dozen ^vl:ite eoihirs. uniform. 

f) pair wiiiie gloves, uniform. 

6 pair while •■i!^f>- uniform. 

1. i^air hlankers. 

3 pair sheets. 

4 |)]!lou' eases. 

? biut' bed-spreads, uniform. 

h tOH't'lS. ] 

1 chair, uniforju. 

Tlie room-mates together purchase the folhtwing articles: — 

1 set of lamp iixtures, r: nif orm. [ 

1 Di'ieher and basin, nniform. 

'<* tabie-cloths, n nif orm. 

1 broom, uniform. 

1. looking glass, nniform. 

1 bucket, uniform. 

1 blacking-box cupboard, uniform. 

AJ] the articles marked uniform in the foregoing list can best be 
purchased at the Quartermaster's Department aiter the student arrives 
at the College. Tlie cost of the entire list should not he more than $10.00 
for the year. 


Tlic Cadet 'Uniform of substantial grey cloth, wJiich is required to 
be worn by students at all times, is nuide bv contract with the tailors at 
a much h)\ver price than it could, be furnished to individuals. The stu- 
dent's measure is taken after he arrives at tJie (^'ollege, and the fit is guar- 
anteed. The cost of the entire outfit, — coat, trousers and cap, is about 
$14.31'. Payment must be made for this at the time of entrance. 

lor further particulars as to entrance, examination, expenses, etc., 
address. The Presicleut, l^xpress Office, College Statiou, B. & O. R. P.: 
TelegTaph. Olhce, Byattsville, Isld. 

P- ^V. J^ILVESTEP, President, 

Md. Agricultural College, 

Colleire Park. Maryland. 





WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1697. 



Address to Graduates, 


Salutatory Address, 
Valedictory Address, 


Hon. H* E, Davis. 

Wm. $♦ Wecdon. 

J. D. Cronmiller* 

Presentation of Diplomas and Prizes, 
By His Excellency, Governor Lowndes. 


Maryland Agricultural College. 

Class-Day Exercises* 

Tuesday^ June 15th* 

I^iano Solo. --.--------- Mr. C. W. Muller. 

Eiitry of Seniof Class* 

CJass Ilisiorv aii<l Prophcev. ----- ^^[I•. Franklin Shennan. 
Odo of Cia^s tjf '97. - - Words by ^W S. Wci'don and F. Shennan. 

Music by J. I). Croimiiller. 

Entry of Junior Class. 

Aiuiov.nctincnt. Senior Ijictor. ----- ^\i\ Beiij. WatkiiiSj Jr, 
Address, Soiiioi- Orator, --------- ]\Ir. A. S. Gill. 

Presentation of Class' Sliield* 

.A(idre>s. JiuiKir Orator, -------- ]\[r. T). C. Barnett. 

M. A. C. Huo-St('|i, --------- Mr. J. E. Wluto'hill. 

Class Pipe and Songf. 

Anii'MUUMMnent, Juiiior Lictor, ------ :\[r. C. W. .N'esbiti' 

Instalment of New Senior Class* 


Address iipoii ]i.->nliiiious. -------- ^Ir. P. L. Robb. 

Formal Adjournment. 

Address to Classes, ----.___ Pres. R. W. Silvester. 


Maryland Agricultural College. 

Senior Qass and Theses* 

Charles B. Calvert, Jr., - - - _ . - - - College Park, Md. 


John D- Croiiinilier, - - Laurel, Md, 


Albert S. Gill, - - - _ _____ Baltimore, Md. 


ISicholas H. Gill, - - - ^ ------- _ Baltimore, Md. 


J G. IL Graham, ----.-..-- Ingleside, Q. A. Co., Md. 


Harry Heward, .-..-.---. Snow Hill, Wor. Co., Md. 


GreiiYilie liev^is, Jr., -------- _ "Wasliingtoii, D. C. 


E. Parke Lindsav, .-...----_.- Portsmouth, Va. 


Bert S. Nelligan, Washington, D. C. 


Fabian Posey, ----- La Pla^a, Cha?. Co., Md. 


Charles J. Queen, -------- ^Valdorf, Pr. Geo. Co., Md. 


G. K. W. Schenck, ----------- Brooklyn, i!s". Y. 


Franklin Sherman, Jr., --------- Ash Grove, Ya. 


Benj. Wiitkins, Jr., ------- - Rutland, A. A. Co., Md. 


"Wm. S. Weedon, ------------ Baltimore, Md. 


Harry T. Welty, -------- Benvyn, Pr. Geo. Co., Md. 


Gilbert H. Whiteford, ------ Glen Morris, Balro Co., Md. 


Prizes Awarded* 


}|. T. WoJty. ----- Highest general average in fall course. 


E. T. DJ.-ki^rson, - - - - Highest general average in junior class 


Hanson ^litchell. ----- _ . _ Excellence in junior class. 


•7. (.'. jjiarniford. ----- Ji^xcelleiice in so; liomore nieclianics. 

PlilZE TO 

I. A. (iibbons, ------ ExcelJence in fresliuian nLCcbanies. 

I'lilZE TO 

C. W. Pindpll. ------ Excellence in preparatory drawing,. 

coMMissioxED r»FFi(M':ifs j>vvoi:d TO 
J. G. h. (Iral)am, ----- - Best company m battalion of cadets., 


Grenville Lowis, Jr.. - .--_... Tlie best c^eneral atlilete. 


J(:>y'10R CLASS— Continued. 

I^icigeiy, C. H Syke^ville. Md. 

Kobb, P. L Port Poyai, \a. 

Robertson, GeorgG Princess Anne, Mci. 

W'hitely. li. P Brancliville, M'J. 

Total, IG. 


Barton. J". C Queen Anne, Md. 

Bellis, (ieorire Ifvatt-ville. ]\Td. 

Betton. J, J r>altimore, Md. 

Blanforu. J. C Clinton. Md. 

Cadle. J. S ( oMege Park, Md. 

Collins, H. E Princess Anne, Md. 

Chnireh, I[. J College, P^irk, Md, 

Combs. R. L Leonardtown, Md. 

Gall, M. H. Taneytown, Md. 

Gorsueli, \V. M (ilencoe, Md. 

Gough, T. J^ Budd^s Creek, ]\[d. 

Grason, A. S. \i ToAvson, ^Id. 

Hacker, H. K Buflalo, N. Y. 

Haanmond. \V. U Baliimore. ]\Id. 

Jenift^, T. C. P Lock leaven, :Md. 

Kenly, J. T .].evel. Md. 

Le«therman, G. J JAnvistown, Md. 

MoOandliS'h, P. J Piedmont, \V. Va. 

Price, T. X Darlington, Md. 

Bobb, J. B Port Poyai, Ya. 

Shamberger, D. F Skaniberg, Md. 

Shipley, J. H College Park, Md. 

Stranghrj^ ]\r. X Ingles^ide, Md. 

Thorne, Owen Friendly P. V)., Md, 

Truewortby. T. H AVas'bingtoii, I), C. 

W'hitehill, L E Iluronville, Md. 

Youni, ^lyron Wasihington, D. C. 

Total, 27. 


Al'vey, Harry Ha.gorsto\vn, M}. 

Bell,' F. G Sali^lntrv, Md. 

The fnllowino- i^ ,1 rosre'- '>^ :^tM<leiits f<.r the year of iSOn-UT: 

ST('I)!';X^I>- i-LNJiOLLED DUIUXG 189(>-9r. 

SEX 1 01? CLASS. • * 

C'alvrrh C!!vtrk'> ]>. Jr College .I*ark. } 

('!■■. ninill.T- J. 1> Lniirel. M(\. 

(-;iil_ ,\. > Balrimovi', .Ahl. 

(liji. v. !! Baltiinoro. .Md. 

<.ra!';;ni. .'. (.. if liiu-lcsith', ^Id. 

|j(sv;:n!. ilany Snow IJill, Md. 

ijn(K;n-. K. i* IV)1 '>ino!i!^i. Va. 

iicai-. (ii.'iu ilif.', Jr Erk'iiu'i'M!. I). C. 

Xi']lii:v!n. li. S WasiiiniTloii, D. C 

}*().<€■ ^. Kalviau . . 

. .. .I;a Plain. Md. 

Queen. ('. .7.. . Waldorf. M<1. 

Siiccnian. !• raidcliii. Jr \s,ii (H-i)\c. \'a. 

Si-li('ru-i>;. (i. 1\. W l>i-o(tkl_vn, \. Y. 

\\';itki!i^. Jicnja.'iiir). Jr Iiailaiul. Md. 

Weedoii. \V. S I>:!'tiiiiii!';\ Md. 

\V.>ity. 11. T H(^r\vYi>. Md. 

\Vlit,id'(H-d, (r. W (i]vn Morris. .Md. 

Total, K. 


Alimnt. r. V Da\vs(iii> Udu. Md, 

Barn.'n, 1». i; ('aiidtii.Vc Md. 

!'!i'TMV|^-h. (' i> Harris Lot. Md. 

< auH n,!,, (,u )r2-o \\ J>a_v View . .Md. 

()<'!H!!.'.:i !f. K WadiHiw-idii. 1). C. 

""•■■■' '>*':^ !•;. F Dickerson. Md. 

'l^'ii-i''"- ^. M Si(M-kr<»n. Md. 

Lilliix-idLTi^ ,[. A Eauivl. V.d. 

:Mit.-}i.'lU Iiaii:-„n fon 1\,!mcco. :\ld. 

Mulior. <'im,.k^ ^V ' . . . Ii;dti!n<>r<'. M(;. 

NesbiU. W. (•.. . Brookville. M.l. 

Peterson. Gt-orgo \Va11vill,.. ^^Id. 




l)0\vj(-. [ ;. M llaltiiiioiv. yu\. 

Bniiklov. Iv II ColU'.t'v Paik. Md. 

Cabrora. .] . II Was,hiiiuinii. 1). C 

<'aiTni!. I). (; iJaliiiHore. Mm. 

Caiv.'i.. W . \ AVashiiiiit*)'!. ! ). C. 

Caslu'ii. 1>. \V Clarko-ville, Md. 

CoIIkti. .), A Vnini <d llu-k^. Ml 

])nla!iy. (r L. !)a]iiin"i'c. .Md. 

1'i;val!. K. M Laurri. AM. 

J''ri-'t.''tKiii. L. !■] Alkn'- Frfsii Aid. 

i ianiiiK-r-loiiuii. E. P X«'\v V'>i'k. ^i . Y. 

HolJ<)'.\-a.v. S. J r\n'\y Cha-S'". ^IVI. 

doliiison. ('. r (■(•lii ge Park. Md. 

McGloai', y. L Mhv'iuarle Co., A'a. 

AlcXaiiitv. W. W {\^.\oicv Talk. Aid. 

Pardons. W. .1 AIorujMza. Aid. 

I'la.h'il. I . W JfAvidl 1'. <).. Afd. 

PlieJps. C. E Paniv!. Md. 

Pay, A, A (diillun!. Aid. 

PiiSK-ell. -i. II Clciiioiit.-. Md,. 

Scliacker, ('. 11 I'laiiiinnr.-. T^id. 

Spcako. K. U Pivcrsido. Aid. 

Staii!'cr<L '[arry \Va>:hiiid'>n. i). Q. 

Trovers. ( \ E Pjahiiiiorc. Aid. 

Whednr, W. S I-Miriaivd. Aid. 

AVoMioFi. i( ilaiid 

Ponlosvillo. :\I(L 

Toud, ^G. 
Si'.m loiai. 1".' J. 

FRESITM A^ CLASS— Continued. 

Bom. Tiico. rr.., Baltimore, Md. 

Brook?, C. J Brookland, D. C. 

Brydoa, S. B Baltimore, Md. 

Butk' K- ii Cumberland, Md. 

Cabrera. C. F. ■ Wasihington, D. C. 

CampbeiL D- H Berxvyn, Md. 

Campbell, I. H Berwvii, Md. 

CMmrch, C. G College Park, Md 

Dirickson, L-evin Berlin. ^Md. 

Diri. k^oii, E- F Berliii. Md. 

Fi;^k. (r. F Port Hull ?»Id. 

Fluhnrtr. A. U Baltimore, :\ld. 

Garner, \y. II Mill>ton, Md. 

Gibboi]*, F. A . Wiasihington, D. C. 

Gorliam, W . B Wasiiington, D. C. 

Gr. r. \V. I) Owmgs Mills. Md. 

lien liberger. A. C PoolesYille, ]\rd. 

-fiiiicbaagli. W. H. . Oakland. :Md. 

Ilines, F. B Chet^terft^wn, j\ 

HcMDk, J. AY. ...... Baltimore, Md. 

Jenifer, E,. X. . Lock Pa a en, 

Jones, J. A. , Diekerson, ^Id. 

Odenlieimer, Jolm Pihdiadelplira., Pa. 

Peach. S. y.. ilitcbelh-ille, Md. 

Plieijis, H. S Laurel. Aid., 

Bouse, B Bel Air. Md. 

Eouse, E. S Bel Air, :^Id. 

Saf ■in.utoiu, E. X Darlington, Md. 

Slraonds, E, B. Riversdale, Md. 

Talbott. W. R. Willows P. 0., Md 

Taky, ];. C. R Washington, I>. C 

Tliomas, .J . B. . . Baltimore, Md. 

Van Dyck, Jui^n H Lewmsviile, Ya. 

Weems, J . 1). . ,._,,_ Ellic^tt Citv", :yid. 

W'eiganr], \V. H. . . .Lntusburg. ^Id. 

WiHiamson, H. A Cumberland, Md. 

Total 38, 




Board of Trustees, ..-.-.-------------- 3 

Members i;<^i)resent.ino- Stockholders, ------------ H 

Members Appointed by the Governor of Maryland, ------ 3 

Faculty ariu Oi-ganization, .-.--- ._-__ 4 

Graduates and Decrrees, ----------------- 5 

Calendar for 1897-3 _-.----- 6 

Looatif.tii -nd D'.'soi'ripuou, --------------- 7 

Purpose and Scci>e of Work, --------------- 8 

Course of Study, ---.._-,__-_- -- 9 

Tbe Ao^ricultural Course, .------_------,-- 9 

The v^hort Winter Course, ---------------- 10 

Mechanical Course, .._-,--------------- 10 

Scientific Course, ------------------ 11 

Mathemathics and Surveying, ---._--_---.- n 

Englisli and Civics _ - -^ -------------- - 13 

Modern J.ano-uages.. ------ _...--- 12 

Chfuiistry, -------.-.------ 13 

Geoiogy und VJiology, ------------------ 12 

Botany, ------ ..-----.---- i;i 

Entomology, __.----------------- y.i 

Veterinary Science, -.---■----- - - 13 

Physics, - - - - -------- - - - . n 

Classical d-urse, ------------------- 14 

Election of Studios, ------------------ 14 

Dei^rees, ......-------_---------- 14 

The JVlilitary Departnietit. - - - ------------ 15 

Preparatory Department, -•----------.----- I6 

Department of PhysicaJ Culture, ------------- le 

The College Library, ..-----------,----- 1(> 

Itequirenients for Admission, - - - - - - _ 17 

Scholarships, -------- -.-.-- 17 

Promotioii, ---------------- - ii 

Discipline and Regulations, - - 18 

lleligions Ser\ices, ..------------------ 19 

Student Organization. -------- - , - - . 19 

Student Expenses, -.-•------ -, . . - 19 

Eegular Students, ----- 19 

Scholarship Students. ----- ...._. 20 

Day Students, - ■ ■ _ . . . - 

Time of I'ayment, .---•.--- - 

Explanation of Fees, - • - 

Articles Necessary to be Provided, - - 

Uniform, .--- ----- 


The :fo]i(Mvi]!^ leiior expljiiiis itsolf. Thf jKirdoiifibie ]>iulo w'lieJi 
we t;ike In pre?c'!tiiii!: tin saitu* to our patfOii>. and t\.'i'<v wIjh iiiioDd to 
i)ei-(:'jiU' -:[(•!). 'iUi vx'il be >j j'|>reeiatied h\ thciii: 


]',n\ i/M-v. Af.l.. Jniic ]-^r1i. 180r. 

i'iT'.-Jdpjit. ''far viand Aiiricultural Co]|(^o(> 

College Park, ^.laiyland. 
My iJear Sir: — 

J envy you in your no>!tion. To luivc supreme eon trol .n-cr and tu 
^)e affiliated ^^■iTll sueli a nviiMlie." of exenrplaiy snldier- is -oin'-Mi'im- '>nc^ 
]en\' well be j/riHid t,>i. 

>^o single instance of any kind that eov.ld lie eoiistrried into wrono- 
doina- li-f anv deM-ripiionV boisterons or otherwise can he ehart:e(l Jo the 

iX'uiHTiianlv ijehavionr of \orir battalion while snj.jurjiinu' ai Ba 




Trnlv voivrs. 

J. S. ])EV.\h,E. AfiT'- 



T'rojrrivm of Piil)lie Exweises, -------- 2:> 

C);iss-l)ay Mxe.rc-iseh, - - .. _ __---------- 2H 

H.;onimei:eenieiit Exeroises, --------------- 24 

Senior ('lass and !'h<, ----------------- 'i 

['rizes AwiirdtMl, ---__.._..---------- 26 

Stixlei^ts I{;iV(i)i!(M! iJifrino- iS;)*) '<)7, - - - - 27 

.(liiiior Class, -.-_---...-_---- 27 

iSoplioniore Cirnss, ---.-...--,-.--------- 28 

FresV.nian Class, - -_..-,---------- 28 

PrepariiioM (^lass, .-__-...----------- 30 

Conipliment.'iiy [.'ttcr, --.. 31