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VIlAR 1902-5. 


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logue or desiring any iniormaiion concerning the Col- 
lege or its work may address 


n/laryland JtgticuHural College, 

College Park, IHId. 

C, & p. Telephone, Hyattsville, ^3, 
Telegraph Siaiion, Hyatiaville, Hid, 
Express Office, College Station, B. & 0,R.R, 

Board of Trustees. 

Members Ex-officio. 

Hon. John Walter Smith (iovernor, President of the Board. 

Hon. J. W. Hering Comptroller of the Treasury. 

Hon . Isidor IJayner Attorney-General . 

Hon . Mnrray Vandivev State Treasurer. 

Hon. John Hiibner President of the Senate. 

Hon. Noble L. Mitchell Speaker of the House of Delegates. 

Members Representing Stockholders. 

Allen Dodge. Esq Washington, D. C. 

Chas. B. Calvert, Esq College Park, Md . 

Chas. H. Stanley, Esq Laurel, Md. 

E. Gittings Merryman, Esq Cockeysvile, !N[d. 

J . Harold Walsh. Esq Upper Falls, ^Id . 

Members Appointed by the Governor. 

J. M. Monroe. Es:q.. Anne Arundel Co., Md Term expires 11)04. 

Hon. Chas. H. Evans. Baltimore, Md " " l'.K)4. 

C. J. Piirnell. Esq.. Snow Hill. Md " " 1906, 

Hon. David Seibert. Clear Spring, Md " " 1906. 

Chas . W . Slagle. Esq . , Baltimore, iNId " " 1908. 

Chas. A. Councilman, Esq., Gl\-ndon, Md " " 190S. 


Standing Committees of the Board of Trustees. 

Committee on Agriculture. 
Messrs. Stanley, Vaudiver, Slagle, Seibert, Councilman, Dodge and Mitchell. 

Committee on Finance. 
Messrs. Vandiver, Stanley, Walsh, Monroe and Dr. Hering. 

Committee on Education. 
Messrs. Evans, Walsh, Dr. Hering- and Hubner. 

Committee on Facilities for Instruction. 
Messrs. Monroe, Eayner, Calvert and Purnell. 

Committee on Auditing. 
Messrs. Vandiver, Stanley and Slagle. 

Committee on Eastern Branch, 
^lessrs. Slagle, Piirnell and Merr^man. 

Committee on Buildings and Grounds. 
^Messrs. Councilmian, Calvert, Slagle, Stanley and Evans. 

Committee on Executive Matters. 
Messrs. Stanley, Vandiver, Evans, Monroe, Slagle and Conncilman. 

Officers and Faculty of Instruction. 

. President and Professor of Mathematics. 

Thomas H. Spence, A. M Vice-President and Professor of Lan-.- 


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

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

James S. Robinson Professor of Horticulture. 

Samuel S. Buckley, M. S., D. V. S Professor of Veterinary Science. 

Henry Lanahan, A. B Professor of Physics and Civil Engi- 

F. B. Bomberger, B. S., A. M Profesisor of English and Civics. 

Chas. S. Richardson Director of Physical Culture and In- 
structor in Public Speaking. 

Maj. J. C. Scantling, U. S. A Commandant of Cadets. 

J. Hanson Mitchell, M. E Professor of Mechanical E.ngineering. 

* Associate in Horticulture, and in 

charge of State work. 

A. L. Quaintance, M. S Professor of En'tomology. 

J. B. S. Norton, M. S Professor of Plant Pathology and 


Henry T. Harrison Principal of Preparatory Department 

C. G. Church, M. S Assistant in Chemistry. 

* Assistant in Mechanical Department. 

C. F. Doane, M. S Instructor in Dairying'. 

Frederick H. Blodgett, M. S )^ i * • ^ . • r- + i 

■r, -r o -xi- T. o I General Assistants m Entomology, 

E. I. Smath, B. S > j>j,th„i ^^^ Botany. 

T. B. Symons, B. S ) 

R. W. B. Mayo Assistant in Department of Lan- 

M. N. Straughn, M. S ^ 

J. B. Robb, M. S I 

m -r, /-, 1- T. c< V Assistants in Ohemistrv (Stia-te work.): 

T. R. Gough, B. S ' •- ^ ' 

W. H. Weigand, B. S j 

Jos. R. Owens. M. D Registrar and Treasurer. 

W. 0'. Eversfield, M. D Physician in Charge. 

Miss M. L. Spence Stenographer and Typewriter. 

Mrs. L. K. Fitzhugh Matron . 

E. T. Harrison Librarian and Executive Clerk. 

Arrangement of heads of Departments in order of seniority of service;. 
Assistants in College work in same order, and State work likewise, 

*Will be filled. - ;= - -- • - . 

Calendar for J902-I903. 

First Quarter. 

September ICth and 17th Entrance Examinations. 

Thursday, September 18th, 8.45 A. ^M (•ollege Work Begfins. 

-Friday, October 10th Meeting- of Board of Trustees. 

Friday, December 12th Meeting- of Board of Trustees. 

Friday, December 19th, noon First Quarter Ends. 

Fridaj', December 19th. noon to Mon- 
day, January 5t.h. noon Christmas Holidays. 

Second Quarter. 

Monday, January 5th, noon Second Quarter Begins. 

Friday, March 13th Meeting of Board of Trustees. 

Thursday, April 9th, noon Second Quarter Ends, 

Thursday, April 9th. noon, to Tues- 
day, April 14th. s.45 A. M Easter Holidays. 

Third Quarter. 

Tuesday, April 14th, 5.45 A. M Third Quarter Begins. 

June 8th to 12th Final Examinations . 

Friday, June 12th Meeting- of Board of Trustees. 

Sunday, June 14th, 4 P. M Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Monday, June 15th Class Day, 

Tuesday, June 16th Alumni Day. ' 

Wednesday, June 17th, 11 A. iM Commencement Daj^ Exercises. 

The CoUej^e Year or Session is divided into two terms: First Term extending from 
rSeptember 18ch, to January 31st; Second Term from February 1st, to June 17tli. 

Examinations are given in all classes: At end of First Quarter, Christmas; at end of 
Second Quarter. Baster; at end of Tliird Quarter, Commencement. 

Historical Sketch. 

The Maryland Agricultural College was incorporated by an Act of 
the General Assembly of Maryland, dated March 6th, 1856, at a time 
when but one other such institution existed in the United States. Its 
express purpose was defined to be, "To instruct the youthful student in 
those arts and sciences indispensable to successful agricultural pur- 
suit." Under the charter thus granted to a party of public-spirited pri- 
vate individuals, the original college building was erected, and its doors 
opened to students in the fall of 1859. For three years it was con- 
ducted as a private institution, but in 1862 the Congress of the United 
States, recognizing the valuable work in the cause of practical educa- 
tion which such colleges were doing for the country, passed the "Land- 
grant Act," providing for the establishment and maintenance of agri- 
cultural colleges, by applying for that purpose a proportionate amount 
of unclaimed Western land, in place of scrip, to each State and Terri- 
tory in the Union. This grant having been formally accepted by the 
General Assembly of Maryland, and the Maryland Agricultural College 
being named as the beneficiary of the grant, the College thus became 
in part, at least, a State institution, and such it is at the present time. 

In 1887 the Federal Congress passed a second important Act in 
aid of the agricultural interests, appropriating $15,000 a year for the 
establishment and maintenance of agricultural experiment stations. 
The Maryland Station was located on the College farm, and was made 
a department of the College. In 1892 the Board of Trustees, so far 
separated it from the College as to put it under a special Director, who 
is directly responsible to the Board. The function of the Experiment 
Station is the investigation of those agricultural problems of most in- 
terest and concern to the farmers of the State, and the publication and 
dissemination of the results of such experiments, in the form of bul- 
letins, for the information and guidance of those interested in agricul- 
ture. Since the inception of the Experiment Station, its influence has 
steadily increased, and its sphere of usefulness has constantly widened, 
until it is now a well recognized factor in the agricultural development 
of Maryland. 

Once more, in 1892, the Federal Government came to the aid of 
the agricultural and mechanical colleges. By the Act of Congress of 
that year an annual appropriation of $15,000, to be increased by $1,000 
each year until the sum of $25,000 was reached, was granted each 
State, to be applied to the further equipment and support of the agri- 
cultural and mechanical colleges . The primary object of this legislation 
was the development of the departments of agricultural and the me- 
chanic arts, and the branches kindred thereto. Maryland, as was the 
case in all the States of the South, in order to comply with the terms 
of the Act of Congress, divided this fund between the State Agricul- 



tural College, and a somewhat similar institution for the education of 
colored students, located at Princess Anne, on the Eastern Shore of 
Maryland . 

During the last ten years the history of the College has been 
that of steady growth. This fact is evidenced by the increased numbers 
of students availing themselves of its facilities ; by the erection of many 
new buildings — the library and gymnasium building, the new chemical 
laboratory, the mechanical engineering building, the Morrill Hall, the 
new college bam and sanitarium — as well as by the establishment of 
the Department of Farmers' Institutes and the Departments of State 
Entomology and State Pathology . Under such favorable auspices the 
institution must continue to grow, and ultimately reach the status of 
being the most important factor in the agricultural and industrial de- 
velopment of the State . 

Location and Description. 

The Maryland Agricultural College is located in Prince George 
County, Maryland, on the line of the Washington Branch of the B. & 
O. R. R., eight miles from Washington, and thirty-two miles from 
Baltimore. At least ten trains a dav, from each city, stop at College 
Station, thus making the place easily accessible from all parts of the 
State. The telegraph station is Hyattsville, connected with the col- 
lege by a telephone line. 

The College grounds front on the Baltimore and Washington 
turnpike. The suburban town of Hyattsville is two and one-half miles 
to the south, and Laurel, the largest town in the county, is thirteen 
miles to the north, on the same road. Connection with Washington 
may be had by steam and electric railway. 

The site of the college is particularly beautiful. The buildings 
occupy the crest of a commanding hill, covered with forest trees, and 
overlooking the entire surrounding country. In front, extending to 
the turnpike, is a broad, rolling campus, the drill g^round and athletic 
field of the students. In the rear are the farm buildings and bam. A 
quarter of a mile tO' the northeast are the buildings of the Experiment 
Station. The College farm contains about three hundred acres, and is 
devoted to the gardens, orchards, vineyard and to general farming. 
„ The main college building is of brick, five stories in height. It 

I contains the students' quarters, mess hall, chapel, lecture rooms and 

offices. The dormitories are large, well ventilated, and provided with 
I fire escapes and bath and water rooms. All the buildings are lighted 

" with gas and heated with steam from central plants on the college 

grounds. An addition to the main building has been erected, contain- 
ing commodious bath rooms on each floor, with the most modern ap- 
pliances for the comfort and health of the students. 

The Mechanical Engineering Department is located in a new two- 
story brick building, completed in 1896, and now thoroughly equipped. 
It contains workshops for carpentry and forging, machinery rooms, a 
drawing room, library and office. It is a model building of its kind . 

The new chemical building was completed in 1897, and is now 
thoroughly equipped. It contains several lecture rooms, laboratories 
foi practical work and for the analysis of fertilizers and feeding mater- 
ial for domestic animals, which work is assigned to the Professor of 
Chemistry at this college by an Act of the General Assembly. He is 
thus the State Chemist. 

In 1894 the present building of the gymnasium and library was 
erected. The gymnasium on the ground floor is well furnished with 
modern athletic appliances. The library and reading room is on the 
second floor, and is a large, well-lighted and convenient room for the 
purpose . 

One of the most noteworthy additions to the group of College 
buildings is the new Morrill Hall. The building provides ample ac- 
commodations for the Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Biol- 
ogy, Physics, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Veterinary Science, 
thus relieving the pressure of close quarters, from which these depart- 
ments have suffered, and greatly extending their opportunities for the 
development of high-grade scientific work . 

A modern sanitarium, well equipped — a long-felt want — has now 
been completed and furnished, and is ready for occupancy in the fall. 
Our patrons will no doubt be gratified to learn of this addition. Any 
form of contagious disease can thus be isolated, and the work of the 
College be continued without danger to those remaining. 

Another important improvement to the working facilities of the 
College and farm is a new and model bam. Especial attention is in- 
vited to the arrangement of this building, which is in many ways an 
example of an almost perfect general utility farm building. 

The general appearance of the College grounds is exceedingly 
attractive. They are tastefully laid off in lawn and terraces, with orna- 
mental shrubbery and flower-pots, and the view from the grove and 
campus cannot be surpassed. 

The location of the College is healthful ; the sanitary conditions 
are excellent. No better proof of this can be given than that there 
has been no really serious case of illness among the students for 
ten years . . . 

Provision for Enlargement and Repair of Buildings. 

At the last session of the Legislature, $25,000 was appropriated for 
making greater accommodations for the increasing demand for matri- 
culation, and $5,000 for an addition to the mechanical building. As 
early a completion of these additions as good workmanship will permit 

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will give additional accommodation for one hundred students, and 
commodious auditorium and chapel . 

General Aim and Purpose. 

The Agricultural College is the State School of Science and Tech- 
nology. While seeking, first of all, to perform the functions of an 
agricultural college, its sphere of work has been widened to embrace 
all the sciences akin to agriculture, and all the arts related to mechani- 
cal training. To these special and prominent lines of work have been 
added such branches of study as are necessary for a liberal education, 
for the development of the intelligent citizen, and the making of the 
man of general culture. The purpose of this College is to give to 
young men anxious to prepare themselves for the active duties of life, 
such training in the sciences or in the mechanical workshop as will 
enable them toi take their places in the industrial world well prepared 
for the fierce competition of the day . . 

Recognizing that such an education, in order to be of practical 
advantage to the many, must be oflfered at a cost within the means of 
all, the expenses for the year to the student have been reduced to the 
point where his college dues are not in excess of his ordinary daily ex- 
penses. It is to be remembered that the College is a State institution, 
in part supported by the State, in part by the Federal Government, 
through its several endowment Acts, and that it is in no sense a money- 
making institution, but simply a medium of disbursement by the gov- 
ernment to those classes upon whom the safety and proisperity of the 
State so largely depend. 

While the College provides, as will hereinafter be explained, sev- 
eral distinct courses of instruction, looking to the special training of 
the student in agriculture, mechanical engineering, the natural and 
physical sciences and belle lettres, thfe fact is clearly kept in view that 
a sound foundation must be laid for each and every course. Success- 
ful specialization is only possible after the student has been prepared 
for it by a thorough training in the essentials . All education must be 
narrow and one-sided which does not provide for the general culture 
of the student, and which does not look first to the natural and normal 
development of the individual. The general working plan of the Col- 
lege may be thus described : 

It begins with the student in his first, or Freshman year, a system- 
^ atic and carefully. adjusted scheme of work, differing but little in the 
several courses, and looking to his general development in mental 
strength, range of information and porwer of expression and thought. 
At the beginning. of his secoTid, or Sophomore year, the differentiation 
may be said to begin along those Hues in which he shows most natural , 
aptitude. This gradual specialization continues during his third or 
Junior year, until in his last, or Senior year, his work consists wholly 


of one or more closely-connected topics, in which he is thus able thor- 
oughly to prepare himself. With the present equipment of the labora- 
tories and mechanical workshops, a student is able to become so profi- 
cient in his chosen line of work that when he leaves the College a 
career is open to him if he chooses to avail himself of it . 

The Agricultural College is, legitimately, the crowning point of 
the public school system of Maryland. Its aim is to provide a higher 
education to the graduates of the county schools. To this end its cur- 
riculum is adjusted to meet the preparation of such students. It is this 
class of young men that the College is especially desirous of reaching. 
Experience has shown tnat our most satisfactory students come as 
graduates from the county schools, and no efforts will be spared to 
make the transition from the high school or grammar school to the 
College a possible one for all those actuated by an earnest desire to 
complete their education. 

Departments — Equipment and Work. 

The following is a brief account of the equipment of the several 
departments of the College, atid the general character of the instruction 
given in each . 

Agricultural Department. 

W. T. L. Taliaferro, Professor. 

C. F. Doane, Instructor in Dairying. 

The Agricultural Department officers four courses — (a) a four 
years course, leading to the degree of B. S. ; (b) a special two-years 
■course ; (c) a special creamery course ; (d) a ten-weeks winter course . 

Outline of Four Years Gnirse. 

Course I, First Term, Freshman Year. — Seven periods per week ; 
three theoretical, four practical. The general principles of agriculture, 
including the composition of soils and plants, the mechanical condi- 
tions of soils, elementary drainage, cultivation of the soil, plant repro- 
duction, manures and fertilizers, rotation of crops, food and manure 
value of crops, farm live stock. 

This course aims to give a comprehensive, though elementary, 
knowledge of the principles and practice of agriculture, and is arranged 
on the basis of a minimum of theory and a maximum of facts. Gulley's 
"First Lessons in Agriculture" is used as a text-book, but the greater 
part of the work is in the fields and stables . 

Much of the time is devoted to the study of farm live stock, and the 
student is familiarized with the different types of farm animals, and the 
principles of stock judging. Professor Taliaferro. 

Course II, Second Term, Freshman Year. — Four periods per 
week ; two theoretical, two practical. This course is devoted to the de- 
tailed study of the breeds of farm live stock. Professor Curtiss' "Horse,. 
Cattle, Sheep and Swine" is used as a text book, practical lessons be- 
ing drawn from the stock on the College Station farm. The "Breeders' 
Gazette," Hoard's "Dairyman," and other live stock journals and ex- 
periment station bulletins are used as collateral reading and for ref- 

Professor Taliaferro. 

Course III, First Term, Sophomore Year. — Five periods per week ; 
three theoretical, two practical. Crop production, the study of farm 
crops in detail, as to history, uses and requirements, including local 
adaptation, varieties, fertilization, cultivation, harvesting. Morrow &r 
Hunt's "Soils and Crops" is the text-book. The College farm fur- 
nishes the opportunity for the practical handling of farm crops. 

Professor Taliaferro. 

Course IV Second Term, Sophomore Year. — Seven periods per 
week, three theoretical and four practical. The study of the physical 
and chemical conditions of the soil in their relation to agriculture. The 
soil is the basis of all agriculture, and a knowledge of its properties 
and functions cannot be too strongly emphasized. The study of this 
important subject is conducted by means of lectures, text-book, labo- 
ratory and field work. The text-book used is Professor King's "The 
Soil.'* No State in the Union, perhaps, possesses a greater variety of 
S'odls than Maryland, and great attention is paid to the study of soil 
types in their relation to profitable agriculture. Throughout this term, 
as in the first, frequent and regular field notes are taken of the crops 
under cultivation, and all cultural and crop experiments at the 
Experiment Station. Professor Taliaferro. 

Course V, First Term, Junior Year. — Four periods per week — twa 
theoretical, two practical. The principles of stock breeding. The won- 
derful success which has attended the efforts of well-informed and 
judicious breeders on the one hand, and on the other the greater num- 
ber of practically worthless animals to be found in the country, clearly^ 
illustrate the need on the part of the general farmer for a more intimate 
knowledsfe of, and a closer attentiotn to the principles which underlie 
this important branch of faritring. Miles' "Stock Breeding" is the t xt- 
book in the course, but is reinforced by the study of the breeding and 
records of noted animals in all of the principal breeds. 

Professor Taliaferro. 

Course VI. Second Term, Junior Year. — Five periods per week; 
two theoretical, three practical, (a) Farm machinery : lectures and 

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practical work, (b) Drainage; practical work and text-book, War- 
ing's "Drainage for Profit and Health." Professor Taliaferro. 

■ Course VII, First Term, Senior Year. — Ten periods per week, (a) 
Fertilizers and Soil Fertility ; text books, Vorhees "Fertilizers," Rob- 
ert's "Fertility of the Land." (b) Stock Feeding; lectures and prac- 
tical work ; reference books, Henry's "Feeds and Feeding," Experi- 
ment Station and U. S. Department of Agriculture bulletins. 

Professor Taliaferro. 

Course Vni, Second Term, Senior Year. — (a) Dairying and 
Creamery Work ; lectures and practical work. — Mr. Doane. (b) Farm 
Specialties. - Professor Taliaferro . 


Course I, Geology, Both Terms, Freshman Year. — This course 
is required in the Agricultural and General Science Courses. x\ttention 
is chiefly given to physical geology. The latter half of the. second term 
is devoted to the geology of Maryland, especially as affecting the char- 
acter of the soils, mineral wealth and other economic conditions of the 
State. Instruction is given by means of text-book work, lectures and 
iield excursions. Shaler's "First Book in Geology" is used as a text- 
book. The reports of the Maryland Geological Survey are used for 
reference. Professor Taliaferro. 

Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

J. Hanson Mitchell, Professor. 

This department offers a course to those who desire to prepare 
themselves to design and construct machinery and superintend engi- 
neering estabHshments. With this end in view is offered an education 
based on Mechanics, Drawing, Mathematics, Physics and Modem 
Languages, together with a pratcical training in the uses of tools and 
machinery. The allied subjects of the course taught outside of the 
departmeint, and the hours alloted to each, will be found in the "Out- 
line of Courses." . 

Equipment. — The Mechanical Engineering Laboratory is a two- 
story brick building, 45 feet by 60 feet, contains the carpenter, forge 
and foundry, and machine shops, one drafting and two lecture rooms . 
An annex, 25 feet by 50 feet, contains two 60-horse-power boilers, 
which furnish steam for power, heat and experimental purposes . 

The carpenter shop contains accommodations for twelve students 
in bench work and wood-turning. The power machinery in this shop 
is a band and circular saw, five 1 2-inch turning lathes, and a grinding 
stone . 

In the forge shop are nine power forges, one hand forge, a pres- 
sure fan and exhauster for keeping the shop free of smoke. There is 
a full assortment of smith tools for each forge. The moulding and 
casting is done in the same room as the forge work, and great atten- 
tion is given this branch, as a knowledge of the foundry work is very 
essential to the engineer. The foundry is equipped with a Whiting 
cupola, which melts 1,200 pounds of iron per hour, and with the nec- 
essary flasks and tools. 

The machine shop contains one Reed lo-inch speed lathe, one 24- 
inch Gray planer, one 12-inch Reed combined foot and power lathe, a 
Diamond No. 4 emory tool grinder, one 14-inch Reed engine lathe, a 
Snyder 24-inch drill press, one 20-inch engine lathe and an assortment 
of vises, taps, dies, pipe tools and measuring instruments. 

An 8-inch by 12-inch engine drives the machinery of the different 
shops. It was presented to the College by the city of Baltimore, and 
secured through the efforts of Rear Admiral John D. Ford, of the 
United States Nav}^. 

The drafting room is well equipped for practical work, having 
suitable benches, lockers and blue print facilities . 

Tours of Inspection. — The members of the Senior Class go to 
Baltimore or Washington for the purpose of inspecting well-known 
manufacturing plants . 

Course I, Mechanical Drawing, Both Terms, Freshman Year. — 
Eight periods per week. Practice in plain lettering, use of instruments, 
projections and simple working drawings ; the plates upon completion 
being enclosed in covers properly titled by the student. Text-book, 
Rouillion's "Mechanical Drawing." 

Course TI, Technical Instruction, Both Terms, Freshman Year. — 
Three periods per week first term ; two periods the second. Ex- 
planation of the reading 'of mechanical drawings. The proper cutting, 
angles, care and adjustment of carpenter tools. Relative strength of 
wood joints. Wood : Its shrinking and warping, and how to correct 
and prevent. Text, Goss' "Bench-work in Wood." Drill in problems 
in Arithmetic, Algebra and Drawing, by notes and lectures. 

Course III, Sh«;p Work, Both Terms, Freshman Year. — Six per- 
iods per week. Use and care of carpenter tools ; exercises in sawing, 
mortising, tenoning and laying out work from drawings ; wood-turn- 
ing and pattern-making. 

Course IV, Mechanical Drawing, Both Terms, Sophomore Year. 
— Four periods per week first term ; six the second. Free-hand 
sketching of details of machinery and drawing to scale from these 
sketches. Tracing and blue printing, and representation of flat and 
round surfaces by ink shading. Text-book, Rouillion's "Mechanical 
Drawing." Professor Mitchell. 

Course V, Elementary Applied Mechanics, First Term, Sopho- 
more Year. — Three periods per week. Transmission of power by 
belts and pulleys ; the results of forces acting upon bodies, bolts, nuts 
and screws, inclined plane, laws of friction, strength of shafting, and 
bending movements of beams. Jamieson's "Applied Mechanics" is 
the text used. Professor Mitchell. 

Course VII, Shop Work, Both Terms, Sophomore Year. — Four 
periods per week first term, six the second. Blacksmithing. — ^Tlie ele- 
mentary operations of drawing out, upsetting, bending and welding of 
iron, and making and tempering of steel tools ; moulding and casting 
in iron, and the management of the cupola. 

Course VII, Elementary Machine Design, Both Terms, Junior 
Year. — Four periods per week. The designing of bolts, screws and 
nuts. Calculations and drawings of a simple type of steam engine. 
Wells' "Engineering, Drawing and Design" is the text used. 

Course VIII, Shop Work, Both Terms, Junior Year. — Six periods 
per week. Elementary principles of vise and machine work, which 
includes turning, planing, drilling, screw-cutting and filing. This is 
preceded by a study of the different machines used in the machine 
shops. Professor Mitchell. 

Course IX, Descriptive Geometry, Second Term, Junior Year. — 
Three periods per week. Its relation to mechanical drawing, and solu- 
tion of problems relating to magnitudes in space, bearing directly up- 
on those principally used by the mechanical engineer. Text-book, 
Faunce's "Descriptive Geometry." Professor Mitchell. 

Course X, Steam Engine and Boilers, Second Term, Junior Year. 
— Three periods per week. The principles of steam and the steam en- 
gine. The slide valve and valve diagrams ; the indicator and its dia- 
gram ; steam boilers — the various types and their advantages, includ- 
ing the method of construction. Text used is Jamieson's "Steam and 
Steam Engines." 

Course XI, Machine Design, Both Terms, Senior Year. — Four 
periods per week first term, six the second. The calculation and design 

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of pipes, belt and tooth-gearing, beams and cranes. Text, Low & 
Bevis' "Machine-Drawing and Design." Professor Mitchell. 

Course XII, Shop Work, Both Terms, Senior Year. — Eight peri- 
ods i>er week first term, ten periods second term. Advanced machine 
work; the laying out, assembling and construction of some piece of 
machinery, such as an engine lathe or dynamo. 

I Professor Mitchell, 

Course XIII, Testing, Second Term, Senior Year. — Four periods 
per week. A course in experimental engineering; oil testing, deter- 
mining the coefficient of friction, the calibration 'of the planimeter and 
steam gauges, slide valve setting and indicator practice. The slide 
rule, and determining the amount of moisture in steam . 

I - Professor Mitchell. 

Department of Mathematics. 

R. W. Silvester, Professor. 
.. ■ Henry T. Harrison, Assistant. - " - 

Mathematics is the basis upon which scientific information rests. A 
knowledge of the study is necessary, as much from the utilitarian 
point of view as from the mental training its acquisition gives. Its 
importance as a factor in our college course takes its rise frorh th« 
former consideration. All instruotion in this work is with a view to 
ihe equipping of students for the more practical work soon to follow. 

The class work in mathematics in the several courses consists of 
arithmetic, bookkeeping, algebra, geometry (plane and solid), trigo- 
nometry (plane and spherical), descriptive geometry, in its application 
to mechanical drawing, analytical geometry, dififerential and integral 
calculus, in their application to mechanics, engineering, physics 
and surveying. 

In the applied mathematics, bookkeeping is taught every student. 
No matter what vocation a man intends to follow, a knowledge of busi- 
ness forms and methods of systematic accounts is a requisite to suc- 
cess. To be able to use an ordinary compass or transit, for the pur- 
pose of laying out, dividing and calculating the area of land, or of run- 
ning outlines and leveling for the purpose of drainage, is a necessary 
accomplishment for every intelligent farmer. 

Course I, Higher Arithmetic, First Term, Freshman Year. — ^Three 
periods j>er week. General review of principles of arithmetic,, as ap- 
plied to stating equations, mensuration, etc. Text-book, Robinson's 

Test Problems. Professor Harrison. 

Course II, Algebra, First Term, Freshman Year. — Five periods 
per week. Text-book, Wentworth's College Algebra, as far as log- 
arithms. Professor Harrison. 

Course III, Algebra, Second Term, Freshman Year. — Four per- 
iods per week. Text-book, Wentworth's College Algebra, completed . 

Professor Harrison. 

Course IV", Geometry, Second Term, Freshman Year. — Four per- 
iods per week. Text-book, Wentworth's Plane Geometry, completed 

Professor Harrison. 

Course V, Geometry, First Term, Sophomore Year. — Four per- 
iods per week. Text-book, Wentworth's Solid Geometry, completed. 

President Silvester. 

Course VI, Trigonometry, Seccnd Term, Sophomore Year. — 
Four periods per week. Text-book, Wentworth's Plane Trigonom- 
etry, completed. President Silvester. 

Course VII, Analytical Geometry, First Term, Junior Year. — 
Five periods per week. Text-book, Wentworth's Analytics. 

President Silvester. 

Course VIII, Differential Calculus, Second Term, Junior Year. — 
Four periods per week. Text-book, Osborne's, completed. 

Professor Lanahan. 

Course IX, Integral Calculus, First Term, Senior Year. — Four 
periods per week. Text-book, Osborne's, completed. 

Professor Lanahan. 

Department of English and Qvics, 

F. B. Bomberger, Professor. 
Charles S. Richardson, Assistant. 

This department, as its name implies, covers the work of two dis- 
tinct courses of instruction. It seeks to prepare the student by sys- 
tematic training in the history, structure and use of the English lan- 
guage, for the highest development of his mental powers and for the 
complex duties and relations of life; and further, to fit him for the 
active and intelligent exercise of his rights and duties as a man and 
citizen . 

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The course in English of necessity lies at the base of all other 
courses of instruction. A clear and comprehensive knowledge of his 
mother tongue is absolutely necessary to the student in pursuing any 
line of college work. Nor is this all, for aside from the practical value 
of the English instruction as an aid to other branches of study, and as 
a preparation for business and profession, it is to his training in this 
department, in connection with his study of history and the classics 
and modern languages, that the student must look for the acquiring of 
that general culture that has always been the distinguishing mark of 
the liberally educated man. The English work, which is common to 
all courses, consists of the study of the structure of the English lan- 
guage, literature (English and American), theoretical and practical 
rhetoric, logic, critical reading and analysis, and constant exercise in 
expression, composition and thesis writing. 

The course in civics is especially designed toi prepare young men 
for the active duties of citizenship. The first two years are devoted to 
the study of general history, followed by the principles of civil govern- 
ment, constitutional history, political economy, with special reference 
to current social and industrial problems, and, finally, lectures on the 
elements of business law. 

English Courses. 

Course T. Both Terms, Freshman Year. — All students. Five per- 
iods per week. English language, review of grammar, practical exer- 
cise in analysis and synthesis, composition and letter-writing. Texts 
used in Course I, Lockwood's "Lessons in English" and Buehler's 
"Exercises in English." Professor Richardson. 

Course II, First Term, Sophomore Year. — All students. Four 
periods per week. Principles and practice of rhetoric. Text used in 
Course II, Genung's "Practical Rhetoric" and "Outlines of Rhetoric." 

Professor Bomberger. 

Course III, Second Term, Sophomore Year. — Classical, Scientific 
and Mechanical students. Three periods per week. Principles and 
practice of logic. Text used in Course III. Jevon's-Hill's "Logic." 

Professor Bomberger. 

Course IV, English Literature, First Term, Junior Year. — Classi- 
cal students only. Five periods per week. Text-book, lectures, read- 
ings, composition. Texts used in Course IV, Pancoast's "English Lit- 
erature," Arnold's "EngHsh Literature" and Taine's "English Litera- 
ture." Professor Bomberger. 

Course V, Both Terms, Junior Year. All students. One period 
per week. Practice in English Composition. Special lectures. 

Professor Bomberger. 

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Course \'I, American Literature, Second Term, Junior Year. — 
Classical students only. Five periods per week. Text-book, lectures, 
readings, composition. Text used in Course \'"I, Bronson's "Ameri- 
can Literature." Professor Bomberger. 

Course VH, Both Terms, Senior Year. — Classical students only. 
Four periods per week. Critical study of English classics, following 
the outline for college entrance requirements in English. 

Professor Bomberger. 

Course VIII, Both Terms, Senior Year. — Classical students only. 
Three periods per week. Principles of Psychology. Text-book and 
lectures. Text used in Course VIII, Dewey's "Psychology." 

Profess'or Bomberger. 

\ History and Civics Courses. 

Course I, Both Terms, Freshman Year. — Classical students only. 
Four periods p'^r week. Outlines of Ancient Historv. Text-book and 
lectures. Text used in Course I, ]\Iyer's "Ancient History." 

Professor Richardson. 

Course II, Both Terms, Sophomore Year. — Classical and Scien- 
tific students in first term ; classical students only in second term. 
Three periods per week. Outlines of Mediaeval and Modern History ;. 
text-book and lectures. Text-book used in Course II. Myer's "Me- 
diaeval and ^Modern History." Professor Bomberger. 

Course III, Both Terms, Junior Year. — Classical, Scientific and 
Mechanical students. Tw-o periods per week. Civil Government in 
the United States. Text-books used in Course III, Fiske's "Civil Gov- 
ernment," Flinsdale's "American Government" and Clark's "Outlines- 
of Civics." Professor Bomberger. 

Course IV, Both Terms, Junior Year. — Classical students only. 
Two periods per week. United States Government, Special lectures on 
Constitution of Maryland. Text-books used in Course IV, Town- 
send's "Analysis of the Constitution" and Bryce's "American Com- 
monwealth." Professor Bomberger. 

Course V, Both Terms, Senior Year. — Classical and Mechanical 
students. Three periods per week. Principles of Political Economy. 
Text used in Course V, Well's Political Economy." 

V Professor Bomberger. 

Course VI, First Term, Senior Year. — Classical students only. 
One period per w^eek. Lectures on "Business Law" as used in every- 


-day life. Text-book used in Course VI, Parson's "Commercial Law." 

Professor Bomberger. 

Course VII, Second Term, Senior Year. — Classical and Mechani- 
cal students. Three periods per week. The Industrial Development 
of the United States ; Economic Science and current problems. Special 
lectures. Professor Bomberger. 

Course VTII, Second Term, Senior Year. — Classical students only. 
One period per week. Lectures on Constitutional and International 
Law, as applied to current political life. 

Professor Bomberger. 

Department of Chemistry, a 
H. B. McDonnell, Professor. 

The Chemical Department occupies the new chemical laboratory 
building, a substantial and commodious brick structure, which is locat- 
ed about one hundred yards north of the main building. It contains, 
on the first floor, a lecture room, preparation room, office, and two 
laboratories, with communicating balance room, which are used for 
State work. On the second floor are the students' laboratories, one 
for each class, a supply room and students' balance room. The de- 
partment has a reference library of standard works, which is being 
gradually increased. The equipment of the laboratory is unusually full 
and complete. 

Instruction in chemistry is both theoretical and practical. Each 
student is assigned to a laboratory desk, which is provided with gas 
and water connections, and an outfit of chemicals and apparatus, for 
-which he is held responsible, being charged for apparatus broken. 
This charge has averaged less than one dollar per year for Sophomores, 
and less than two dollars per year for Juniors and Seniors . 

Students making a specialty of chemistry are allowed to use the 
laboratories at any time between the hours of 8 A. M. and 5 P. M., 
and are encouraged to devote more time to practical work than is 
■called for by the schedule. Such students have, invariably, been able 
to secure positions after graduation. 

The outline of the course, with names of text-books used and the 
number of periods per week, is as follows : 

Course I, Both Terms, Sophomore Year. — "Introduction to the 
"Study of Chemistry," Remsen's; recitative four, practical four, first 
vterm; recitative four, practical three, second term. 

Dr. McDonnell. 


' -jr Course II, First Term, Junior Year. — "Qualitative Analysis," Ma- 
son's ; recitative two, practical six; "Determinative Mineralogy," 
Brush's; recitative two, practical four. Dr. McDonnell. 

Course III, Second Term, Junior Year. — "Advanced Chemistry,"" 
Remsen's; recitative four; "Quantitative Analysis" and "Assaying-," 
practical, fifteen. ^ .;. Dr. McDonnell. 

Course IV, First Term, Senior Year. — "Organic Chemistry," 
Remsen's ; recitative, four ; determination of molecular and atomic 
weights, organic analysis, analysis of fodder, feed stufTs, water, sugar, 
organic experiments, assaying, etc. ; practical ten to sixteen. 

Dr. McDonnell. 

Course V, Second Term, Senior Year. — The work of this ses- 
sion will be arranged to suit the requirements of the individual stu- 
dent, and will consist mainly in the preparation of a thesis, involving^ 
some original research ; recitative, four ; practical ten to sixteen. 
- , Dr. McDonnell. 

Post-Graduate Courses. — Advanced courses in general and tech- 
nical chemistry and quantitative analysis are arranged to meet the 
wants of individual cases. For graduates who have completed the five 
courses, as above, or their equivalent, courses are arranged leading to 
the degree of M. S. It is possible, by diligent application, to complete 
such a course in one year's work. A thesis is required . 

Department of Physics, 

'''/:-:.^^"r': Henry Lanahan, Professor. 

The physical lecture-room and laboratory are located in Morrill 
Hall, in rooms excellently adapted to the purpose. The department is 
well supplied with apparatus for lecture-room demonstrations and for 
students' individual laboratory work, and new pieces of apparatus are 
added to the equipment each year. 

Course I, Elementary Physics, First Term, Sophomore Year. — 
Three periods per week. The course consists of lectures, recitations 
and experimental demonstrations by the instructor, on the mechanics 
of solids, liquids and gases. The student is required to work a num- 
ber of problems and his attention is directed to' the practical applica- 
tions of the principles studied. Text, Carhart & Chute's "Elerrtents- 
of Physics," Professor Lanahan, 


Course II, Physics, Both Terms, Junior Year. — Four periods per 
week class-room work, and four periods per week laboratory work. 
The course begins with a review of mechanics, after which heat, 
sound, electricity and magnetism and light are taken up successively, 
by lectures, recitations, problems and demonstrations. A knowledge 
of the elements of plane trigonometry is required far entrance. The 
laborator>^ work consists of a series of experim.ents, mainly quantita- 
tive, designed to illustrate and verify the laws and principles consid- 
ered in the class-room, and to develop in the student skill in manipula- 
tion, and accuracy in making precise measurement. Written reports 
of the work done in the laboratory are required weekly. The text- 
Imoks used are "Tlieory of Physics," Ames, and "Manual Experi- 
inents in Physics," Ames and Bliss. Professor Lanahan. 

Course III, Both Terms, Senior Year. — More advanced work will 
be provided for students who have completed the preceding courses, 
and who wish to continue the study of physics. .. ^ 

. Professor Lanahan. 

Department of Civil Engineering. 

Henr)'^ Lanahan, Professor. ^ 

Course I, Surveying, Both Terms, Junior Year. — ^Two periods per 
week class-room work ; three pericids per week field practice. The 
course includes the use and adjustment of engineering instruments ; 
the methods of land surveying; the plotting and computing of areas; 
the dividing of land ; the theory of the stadia ; true meridian lines ; lev- 
eling; topographical surveying; railroad curves and cross sectioning. 
Texts, Davies' "Surveying" and Pence & Ketchum's "Field Manual." 
If time permits, the methods of locating and staking out new roads will 
be taken up, and some attention given to road construction. The de- 
partment is equipped with two surveyor's compasses, a Gurley transit, 
with solar attachment, and a 20-inch Gurley level . 

Professor Lanahan. 

Course II, Graphic Statics, First Term, Senior Year. — Three per- 
iods per week. Including the theory and practice of the graphical 
methods of determining stresses in framed structures, particularly roof 
trusses ; and bending movements and shears in beam. The course is 
based on Hoskins' Graphic Statics, and many of the problems are 
solved analytically as well as graphically. 
. . Professor Lanahan. 

Course III, Strength of Materials. Second Term, Senior Year. — 
Three periods per week. Treating of the elasticity and resistance of 


materials of construction, and the mechanics of beams, columns and 
shafts. The text used is Merriman's "Mechanics of Materials," and a 
knowledge of integral calculus is required for entrance to the course. 

Professor Lanahan. 

Course IV, Both Terms, Senior Year. — A course in railroad and 
highway location and construction is also oflfered. Texts, Searles' 
"Field Engineering," Spalding's "Roads and Pavements," and the re- 
ports of the highway division of the Maryland Geological Survey. 

Professor Lanahan. 

Department of Horticulture* 

James S. Robinson, Professor. 
*E. P. Sandsten, Associate Professor. 

Course I, Second Term, Sophomore Year. — Five periods per 
week. Lectures and practical work, (i) Methods of plant propaga- 
tion. (2) Character of soil as best adapted to' the different fruits and 
vegetables. (3) Methods of management of soils and soil improve- 
ments. (4) Manure, composts and commercial fertilizers. (5) Hot- 
beds and cold-frames. The practical work is intended to give stu- 
dents a knowledge of the operaticns in the garden and orchard. These 
exercises will be supplemented by familiar talks on the operations per- 
formed . 

Course II, Small Fruit Culture, First Term, Junior Year. — One 
period per week. Lectures and discussion on planting, cultivation and 
marketing of small fruits. 

Course III, Floriculture, First Half, Second Term, Junior Year. — 
Two periods per week. Lectures and practical work. Management 
and care of greenhouses ; plant propagation ; heating and ventilation. 

Course IV, Olericulture or Vegetable Gardening. Second Half, 
Second Term, Junior Year. — Two periods per week. Lectures : a 
discussion of the principles of vegetable gardening, packing and 

Course V, Pomology, First Half, First Term, Senior Year. — 
Two periods per week. Text-book and lectures. A discussion of the 
principles underlying the growing of orchard fruits . Selection of lo- 
cation for the orchard, orchard management, handling and marketing 
of the fruit. 

*Prof. Sandsten resigned August 1st, to accept the position of Horticul- 
turist in the Universitj" of Wisconsin. 

Course VI, Forestry, Second Half, First Term, Senior Year. — 
Two periods per week. Lectures. Discussion of the general principles 
of forestry. The effect of forest upon soil and climate. A brief study 
of forest trees and silvicultural methods. . 

Course VII, Plant Breeding and Plant Evolution, First Half, Sec- 
ond Term, Senior Year. — ^Two periods per week. Lectures. The prin- 
ciples of plant breeding, plant variation, the effect of soil, climaite, cul- 
tivation and other ameliorating influences upon plants. The crosS" 
ing and hybridizing of plants. Heredity, selection and origin of do- 
mestic varieties. A brief history of plant evolution . 

Course VII, Landscape Gardening, Second Half, Second Term» 
Senior Year. — Lectures and demonstrations. Special attention is 
given to rural ornamentation, together with a brief study of ornamen- 
tal trees and shrubs. 

Course IX, Special Research Work, Both Terms, Senior Year. — 
Time and \vork to be arranged with each student individually. The 
course will be given only to Seniors . It may be taken by Seniors as 
their major subject, or as one of their minors. 

Department of Veterinary Science* 

Samuel S. Buckley, Professor. 

Courses I and II, Microscopy and Bacteriology, Second Term, 
Sophomore Year, and First Term, Junior Year. — For students in 
agriculture and general science courses. One lecture and four labora- 
tory periods per week . Microscopy for the first six weeks. The use 
and care of the microscope and microscopical technique. The re- 
mainder of the term is devoted to a study of the elements of bac- 
teriology, and includes the preparation of culture media, sterilization, 
isolation and cultivation of bacteria, staining, mounting, etc. Bacteri- 
ology continues throughout the first quarter. Junior year, ending with 
the December recess. Two lectures and four laboratory periods per 
week . 

Dr. Buckley. 

Course III, Second Term, Junior Year. — For students in agricul- 
ture and general science. Two lectures and four laboratory periods per 
week. Comparative anatomy and physiology with special reference to 
the processes of nutrition . Dr. Buckley. 


Course IV, Elements of Veterinary Science, First Term, Senior 
Year. — Two lectures and four practical exercises per week. Nursing, 
emergency treatment, admiriistration of medicines, means oif restraint, 
common disorders and diseases, and the general care and management 
of the domesticated animals. Animal foods and feeding. 

. r . , - . Dr. Buckley. 


Short Courses. — Students in the Short Winter Course in Agricul- 
ture are required to attend the twenty lectures given on veterinary sub- 
jects and to examine patients in the stables . Students of the two-year 
agricultural course receive during the first year, twoi lectures and six 
practical periods per week for the second term. During the second 
year they receive two lectures and six practical periods per week for 
the first term, and four lectures and two practical periods per week 
in the second term. The character of the work is such as to enable 
a stock owner to care for animals in health and disease in an intelli- 
gent manner, to appreciate symptoms of disease, and to treat the com- 
moner disorders and diseases of the domesticated animals. 

Department of Entomology and Zoology. ' 

A. L. Quaintance, Professor. 
R. I. Smith, T. B. Symons, Assistants. 

The instruction in this department is given by means of lectures, 
laboratory practice and field work. In the lectures the more general 
questions are discussed, with a view of giving the students as broad a 
knowledge of the subject as practicable in the time devoted to it. In 
the laboratory, attention is given to methods of investigation, insect 
anatomy, and preparation and classification of collections made in the 
field. The work of this department is open only to Juniors and Sen- 
iors in the Agricultural, Chemical and General Science Courses, unless 
by special arrangement. 

Course. I, Zoology, First Term, Junior Year. — Eight periods per 
week ; lectures and laboratory exercises. This course involves a study 
of representatives of the principal groups of animals, together with lec- 
tures on their structure and classification. 

v Professor .Quaintance and j\Ir. Symons. 

Course II, Entomology, Second Term, Junior Year. — General 
Course; five periods j>er week. Lectures and laboratory exercises. 
The lectures treat of the zoological position of insects, the character- 
istics of the orders, sub-orders, and the more important families ; the 
habits and life history of insects, with special reference to those species 
that are of economic importance. The laboratory and field work in- 


eludes the study of the more general features of insect anatomy, the 
determmation of general species, and the collection and preservation of 
^"^^^*^- Professor Quaintance and Mr. Symons. 

Course III, Entomology, Both Terms, Senior Year.— Advanced 
course Open only to students who have completed Courses I and 
11 or their equivalents. This course consists of special work in mor- 
phology or classification, or working out the life history of insects 
Students making entomology their major, will be required to devote 
at least ten hours per week, throughout the year, to this course, and 
prepare an original thesis upon the subject chosen or assigned. 

Professor Quaintance and Mr. Smith. 

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. 

J. B. S. Norton, Professor. 
. ; ■ Frederick H. Blodgett, Assistant. 

The courses in botany are intended to give such knowledge of the 
vegetable kingdom as is a proper element in general oulture ; to train 
the student mind in observation, generalization and other qualities es- 
sential to true scientific methods in any work ; and to furnish a basis 
for more technical studies directly connected with agriculture, for since 
P ants in the field and garden are the subjects dealt with, the study of 
plant lire must be one of the fundamental sciences on which such wcrk 
IS based. No course can be taken unless those preceding it have been 
pursued. The equipment, means of illustration and demonstration 
consists of a reference library, containing the principal botanical works 
needed by students, charts and maps, compound and dissecting micro- 
scopes, preserved specimens for illustration, a representative collection 
^f Maryland plants, microtome and other tools, reagents and apparatus 
for histological work and physiological experiments, a culture room 
stenhzers, incubators, and other facilities for the study of plant dis- 

Course I, Elementary Botanv, Second Term, Freshman Year — 
Four periods per week. Laboraton' and field work with supplement- 
ary reading, using Leavitt's "Outlines of Botany," and Bergen's 
''Foundations of Botany" as guides, and taking up the fundamental 
facts regarding structure and elementarv physiology of the common 
plants with a systematic study of the spring 'flora. Each student be- 
gins a collection of plant specimens to illustrate a subject in 'which he 
is specially interested. Professor Norton. 

Course II, Elementary Botany, continued. First Term, Sophomore 
Y ear.— Four periods per week. The field work of Course I is contin- 

lied with the fall plants and special attention given to the associations 
of plants and their relations to environment. Mr. Blodgett. 

Course III, Morphology and Life Histories of Plants, First and 
Second Quarters, Junior Year. — A comparative study of the structure 
and life histories of the principal types of plants from the lowest to the 
highest is pursued with specjal attention to those groups of plants of 
economic interest, fungi, grasses, timber, for example. A minimum of 
four periods of microscopic work in the laboratory and two lectures 
per week. Mr. Blodgett. 

Course IV, Economic Botany, Third Quarter, Junior Year. — 
Structure, geographical distribution, classification and uses of eco- 
nomic plants, including food plants, grasses, timber, fruits, weeds, poi- 
sonous plants, parasitic fungi, etc. Two lectures per week, and a 
minimum of four periods of laboratory work per week. 

Professor Norton. 

Course V, Plant Physiology, First Term, Senior Year. — Two lec- 
ttires and a minimum of six periods of experimental laboratory work. 
This course may be elected as a minor. 

Professor Norton and Mr. Blodgett. 

Course VI, Plant Pathology, Second Term, Senior Year. — This 
course embraces a study of the causes, symptoms, means of control cf 
plant diseases. It must be elected as a minor following Course V, or 
the two courses may be pursued together. Two lectures and a mini- 
mum of six periods of laboratory and field work per week. 

Professor Norton. 

Senior students electing botany as a major study must have had 
courses one to four inclusive, or their equivalents, and must prepare a 
thesis uiong the line of the major wcirk. An outline of the work and 
hours will be arranged upon consultation with the professor in charge. 

Advanced Work. — Courses in advanced work in Botany and Plant 
PatJiology will be open to all students who have completed the six un- 
dergraduate courses or their equivalents. This work is designed for 
students who wish to specialize in Botany or in Plant Pathology. An 
outline of the courses and subjects for original investigation will be 
arranged upon consultation with the professor in charge. 

Books of Reference. — The following are some of the books used 
by students in the different courses : 

Course I and II: Leavitt's "OutHnes of Botany; Bergen's "Foun- 
dations of Botany," Gray's "Lessons and Manual." Britton & Brown's 
"Illustrated Flora of the Northern States and Canada," Kerner and 



Oliver's "Natural History of Plants." Coulter's "Plant Relations."' 
Courses III and IV: Strasberger's "Text-book of Botany," Camp- 
bell's "University Text-book," Goebel's "Outlines of Classification and 
Sjjecial Morphology," Bennett and Murra3'*s "Cryptogamic Botany," 
Underwood's "Moulds, Mildews and Mushrooms," Engler and 
Prantl's "Pflazenfamilien," De CandoUe's "Origin of Cultivated 
Plants." Course V: Sach's "Physiology of Plants." Pfeflfer's "Pflan- 
zenphysiologie," Ganong's "Plant Physiology," Sorauer's "Physiol- 
ogy of Plants," MacDougal's "Plant Physiology." Course VI : Tubeuf 
and Smith's "Diseases of Plants," Ward's "Disease in Plants," Mas- 
see's "Text-book of Plant Diseases," and many others of minor im- 
portance . 

Department of Languages. 

Thomas H. Spence, Professor. ^ ' >'^^ 

R. W. B. Mayo, Assistant. ; ' ; i 

The Department of Languages embraces the study of three 
branches : Latin, French and German. All students are required to 
lake the courses in German and French ; only students of the Classical 
Course are required to take Latin. Stvidents in the General Science 
Course may elect to take Latin throughout the Freshman year in place 
of agriculture . 

The course of study in Latin is given with two ends in view — 
first, to train the growing mind into accurate and close methods of 
reasoning; second, to give the student more thorough and compre- 
hensive knowledge of his own language than he could otherwise ac- 
quire. Especial attention is paid to Latin syntax and idioms. The 
translation work of the course consists of selections from Sallust, Ver- 
gil, Cicero, Horace. Caesar, Ovid, Livy, Juvenal, Tacitus and Terence. 

On account of the large percentage of Germans in our population, 
a speaking knowledge of this language is very important, and especial 
attention is given to conversation throughout the course. After the 
elements of the language have been mastered, and a certain facility of 
translation acquired, the class is divided, and the students pursuing the 
Classical Course continue to translate from the works of classic Ger- 
man authors, while the students of the Scientific Courses are given 
scientific German for translation. 

In French, also, after the elementary work and grammar have 
been completed, the students of the Classical Course, and those of the 
other courses are separated the former translating selections from 
French literature, while to the latter are assigned books and periodicals 
of a scientific nature for translation. 

Latin Courses. 

Course I, Grammar and Composition, Both Terms. Freshman 
Year. — Six periods per week. Text-books, Collar and Daniell's "First- 
Year Latin," Gildersleeve's "New Latin Primer/' Rolph's "Viri 
Romae." . • . . . 

Course II, Translation and Composition, First Term, Sophomore 
Year. — Six periods per week. Text-books, Harper and Tolman's Cae- 
sar, Chase and Stuart's Sallust. ' . 

Course III, Translation, Composition, Mythology, Prosody, Sec- 
ond Term, Sophomore Year. — Six periods per week. Text-books, Har- 
per & Miller's Virgil, Gayley's "Classic Myths," Daniell's "Latin Prose 
Composition," Allen and Greenough Latin Grammar. 

Course IV, Translation and Composition, First Term, Junior 
Year. — Six periods per week. Text-books, Allen and Greenough's 
Cicero, Daniell's Latin Prose Composition. 

Course V, Translation and Prosody, Second Term, Junior Year. 
— Six periods per week. Text-book, MacLeane's Horace. 

Course VI, Translation, Composition and Mythology, First 
Term, Senior Year. — Six periods per week. Text-books, Chase and 
Stuart's Livy, Allen and Greenough's Ovid. 

Course VII, Translation, Second Term, Senior Year. — Six periods 
per week. Text-books, Chase and Stuart's Tacitus. West's Terence, 
MacLeane's Juvenal. 

.->.>;, German Courses. 

Course I, and Conversation,- Second Term, Sophomore 
Year. — Four periods per week. Text-book, Otis' "Elementary Ger- 

Course II, Translation, Both Terms, Junior Year. — Three periods 
per week. Text-books selected from the following: Haufif's "Das 
Kalte Herz," Schiller's "Der Neffe als Onkel," Hillern's "Hoeher als 
die Kirche," Grandgent's "AH Baba and the Forty Thieves," Sybel's 
"Die Erhebung Europas," Walther's "Algemeine Meereskunde," 
Northrop's "Geschichte der Neuen Welt," Brant and Day's "Scientific 
German," and others. 

Course III, Scientific German, Both Terms, Senior Year. — ^Three 
periods per week. Selected readings from various periodicals. 

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French Courses. 

Course T, Grammar and Composition, First Term, Senior Year. — 
Five periods per week. Text-book, Whitney's French Grammar. 

Course II, Translation, Second Term, Senior Year. — Five periods 
per week. Text-books, Super's French Reader, Rougemont's La 
France, Fenelon's Telemaque, Herdler's Scientific French Reader, 
Dumas' Les Trois Mousquetaires, and others ; also French periodicals. 

Preparatory Dqpartment ; - / ' 

Henry T. Harrison, Principal. ". . ' : 
Charles S. Richardson, Assistant. 

This department was organized in 1892, and is designed to meet 
the requirements of those students who have not had the advantages 
of a thorough grammar school training, with a view to equipping them 
to enter the regular collegiate department. '; - -, 

Only such students are desired as will be able to enter the Fresh- 
man class within a year, and who are fifteen years of age. This 
course is recommended especially to students who have not been to 
school for several years ; for their progress in the regular collegiate 
course, by virtue of such a drawback, would be seriously impeded. It 
is to be remarked that as a rule the students who have taken this 
course make excellent progress in their later college )vork. Students 
in this department are subject to the same military regulations as othe*- 
students . 

Course I, Arithmetic, First Term. — Ten periods per week, Went- 
worth's Grammar School Arithmetic, completed. 

Professor Harrison. 

Course II, Arithmetic, Second Term. — Five periods per week. 
Advanced work. Professor Harrison. 

Course HI, Algebra, Both Terms. — Five periods per week. Went- 
worth's Algebra, as far as quadratics. Professor Harrison. 

Course lY, History, First Term. — Five periods per week. United 
States History from 1775 to the present time. 

Professor Harrison. , 

Course V, History, Second Term. — Five periods per week. Co- 
lonial history, and a review of whole of Barnes' Brief History of the 
United States. Professor Harrison. 

Course VI, Geography, First Term. — Five periods per week. De- 
scriptive Geography, completed. Professor Harrison. 

Course VII, Geography, Second Term. — Five periods per week. 
Maury's Physical Geography, completed. Professor Harrison. 

Course VIII, English, Both Terms. — Eight periods per week. 
Spelling, technical grammar, parsing and analysis, composition, let- 
ter-writing and elocution. Professor Richardson. 

Military Department. 

J. C. Scantling, Major, U. S. A. 

The Military Department is a distinctive feature of the College. 
B} special Acts of Congress, provision is made for the maintenance of 
a Department of Military Science and Tactics in each of the land-grant 
colleges. An olificer of the United States Army is detailed to act as 
instructor and as commandant of cadets . 

The Military Department of this College is in a most flourishing 
condition. All students upon entering, unless physically incapacitated, 
are enrolled in one of the companies of the cadet battalion. Students 
are required to wear the prescribed uniform at all times when on duty . 
The discipline in barracks is entrusted to cadet officers, under the sup- 
ervision of the Commandant, and the discipline of the College is gen- 
erally military in its nature. The practical instruction of the cadets 
consists of daily drills in the "School of the Soldier ;" "School of the 
Company," "School of the Battalion" (in close and extended order), 
the "School of Cannoneer" and out-post duty. The study of tactics and 
lectures on military science and tactics, with practical lessons in pro- 
cedure of military courts, constitute the class-room work of the de- 

The Military Department is a decided factor in the moral and 
physical development of the student body. By encouraging habits of 
promptness, obedience and neatness, and by its beneficial effects upon 
the carriage and general health of the students, it adds materially to 
the usefulness of the College as an educational institution in the true 
sense of the word. It teaches a system of organization that governs 


The discipline of the College, as has been stated, is generally mili- 
tary in its character. Students are under the control of cadet officers, 
subject to the direction of the officer in charge, who makes a daily re- 
port to the Commandant of cadets. Tlie final authority, however, in 
all cases, is the President of the College. 


All students are expected to conduct themselves as young 
gentlemen worthy of i-espect and confidence, and to be truthful under 
all circumstances. Upon entrance, each one is required to give his 
word that he will comply with all the rules and regulations of the in- 
stitution. A copy of the rules is then given him, and he is held re- 
sponsible for all acts in disregard thereof. Cadet oificers in receiving 
{he honors which promotion implies, accept ivith them obligations 
unci duties tchich they are bound to regard. This is the key-note of 
student government. Failure in duty means, necessarily, forfeiture 
of confidence and trust. 

Punishment for trivial breaches of regulations consists of de- 
privation of privileges, confinement to grounds o,r rooms, or special 
military duties ; for aggravated ofifences the punishment may be sus- 
pension or e:N pulsion, at the discretion of the Faculty and the Presi- 
dent . 

A special pledge to refrain from what is popularly known as 
"hazing," and from taking unfair means in examination, is required 
of every applicant for entrance, before he will be allowed to matricu- 
late. Parents should impress upon their sons that a failure to live up 
to this pledge is a dishonor which unfits them to be longer inmates of 
the College. "Hazing" is invariably punislied by instant dis- 
missal. .: ::r"'-""' : 

Frequent absences from the College are invariably of great 
disadvantage to the student, in breaking In upon the continuity 
of his worlc. and in distracting his mind from the main purpose 
of his attendance at the institution. Parents are therefore 
earnestly asked to refrain from granting frequent requests to 
leave the College. 

Three reports are sent to each parent during the year, showing 
the student's progress in class work, and his general standing, as 
to conduct, etc. At the end of the year a detailed report of the year's 
w-ork is made. 


The awarding of commissions and of warrants to officers and non- 
commissioned oificers of the battalion is based on soldiery bearing, ob- 
servance of the rules of the College and schoilastic attainments. These 
are valued in the order named, forty per cent., thirty per cent., thirty 
per cent. Perfect would be one hundred. Below seventy per cent, 
deficient, and hence not considered for promotion. The facts on which 
the final standing is made for recommendation for promotion are ob- 
tained from the Commandant's record of soldiery bearing and conduct, 
and from the recorded written reports of the Faculty as to conduct, 
recitations and examinations. Commissioned officers are selected 

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from the Senior class ; sergeants from the Junior class, and corporals 
from the Sophomore class. No exception will be made to this order, 
unless it be that the number of men in any one class, is not sufficient 
for the quota of officers required . The standing of a cadet at the end 
of the year will be the basis of recommendation for his promotion. The 
possibility of his working off conditions during the summer cannot be 
considered, this being a very uncertain factor. 


The cadet uniform, of substantial cadet-grey cloth, which is re- 
quired to be worn by students at all times, is made by contract with 
the tailors at a much lower price than it could be furnished to individu- 
als. The student's measure is taken after he arrives at the College, and 
the fit is guaranteed. The cost of the entire outfit — coat, trousers and 
cap — is $16.00 Parties coming through Baltimore can leave measures 
and orders with the New York Clothing House, 102-104 E. Baltimore 
Street. Payment must he made for this at time of entrance. This 
is imperative: The firm requires it. 

Daily Trumpet CaIIs» ' . 

First Call for Reveille 6.30 A. M. 

Reveille 6.35 A. M. 

Assembly, Roll Call 6.40 A. M. 

Breakfast 6.55 A. M. 

Assembly, Roll Call 7.00 A. M. 

Chapel 7.25 A. M. 

Sick Call 7.40 A. M. 

Recitation 7.55 A. M. 

Drill 1 1. 10 A. M, 

Assembly, Roll Call 1 1.15 A. M. 

Recall 1 1 .45 A. M. 

'Guard Mounting t 1.50 A. M. 

Assembly, Roll Call 1 1.55 A. M. 

Adjutant's Call t 2.00^. 

Dinner 1 2. 1 5 P. M. 

Assembly, Roll Call 1 2.20 P. M. 

Recitations 12.55 P- M. 

Supper 5.55 P. M. 

Assembly, Roll Call 6.00 P. M. 

Retreat 7.20 P. M. 

Assembly, Roll Call 7.30 P. M. 

Tattoo 10.00 P. M. 

Tapps Lights Out 11.00 P. M. 


Department of Public Speaking. 

Charles S. Richardson, Professor. 

The object of this department is to give a thorough training in 
pubHc speaking. The work is begun with easy lessons in Elocution^ 
and this is continued until the student has acquired a mastery of vocal 
expression, and a pleasing and forcible delivery. The student is then 
required to deliver both extempore and prepared speeches, covering a 
wide range of subjects, in this way not only securing practice in de- 
livery, but also developing the power of logical thought. 

First and Second Terms, Sophomore and Freshman Years, one 
period per week ; Preparatory Department, four periods per week. 

Department of Physical Culture. 

Charles S. Richardson, Director. 

The physical culture of the students is provided for by a regular 
course of instruction in the gymnasium. The course is carefully 
planned, so as to develop gradually and scientifically the physical 
powers of each student . Beginning with the simplest calisthenic exer- 
cises, the instruction covers the whole field of light and heavy gym- 
nastics and field and track athletics. 

The equipment and arrangement of the gymnasium is very com- 
plete, and the interest manifested by the students is a sufficient proof 
of the success of this department. While desiring to make the work in 
the gymnasium of practical value to all the students, the required work 
only extends through the Preparatory, Freshman and Sophomore 
years. Three periods per week. Preparatory, Freshman and Sopho- 
more years. 

One of the most valuable features of this department is a com- 
plete anthropometry outfit by means of which measurements and 
strength tests of students are taken at the beginning and also at the 
end of each scholastic year. By means of these measurements and 
tests the exact physical condition of each individual student can be as- 
certained, and such special exercises given as will produce a sym- 
metrical development of the body. 

A valuable adjunct to this department has been the College Ath- 
letic Association, of which mention is made under the head of "Stu- 
dent Organizations." 

. The College Library. 

r. E. T. Harrison, Librarian. 

The College library may properly be regarded as o-ne of the de- 
partments of the institution, as its aid for purposes of reference and its 
influence upon the mental development of the students must always be 
felt throughout all courses. The present quarters of the library, while 
adequate for its immediate needs, will necessarily be too limited in the 
course of time. The reading room is well-arranged and lighted, and 
is in all respects comfortable and convenient. 

While the library is not large, the collection of works has been 
carefully chosen, and the shelves contain a fair supply of works of ref- 
erence, history, biography, essays, poetry, and the standard works of 
fiction. Several hundred volumes of bound government reports form 
an important addition to the reference works of the library. Many of 
the leading magazines and a large number of newspapers are sub- 
scribed for. 

Courses of Study. 

In order to systematize the work of the numerous departments of 
the College, and as far as possible arrange for specialization within the 
limits consistent with the normal development of individual students, 
four distinct courses of study have been prescribed, one of which the 
student is expected to choose upon entering the collegiate depart- 
ment. These courses are the Agricultural, Mechanical Engineering, 
Scientific and Classical. In three of these, the Agricultural, Mechani- 
cal Engineering and Classical, a continuous and progressive course of 
work, beginning in the Freshman year, and gradually narrowing in 
the three succeeding years until the classwork is almost wholly spe- 
cialized, has been found to be most satisfactory. A broad and liberal 
foundation is first laid in the Freshman and Sophomore years, and 
then the particular study desired — agricultural, mechanical or the 
clas^^ical branches, is emphasized more and more until the end of the 
course . 

In the Agricultural Course the main study is scientific agricul- 
ture in all its various branches. The detailed statement of the arrange- 
ment cf the course is given on another page. The object of the course 
is to acquaint young men who propose to engage in farming with the 
results of recent investigation and research, in order to enable them 
to engage in practical, general farming, dairying or stock-raising, in 
accordance v/ith the best known methods of modem times. The 
course leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science. 


The Short Winter Course in Agriculture is especially designed 
for those who have neither time nor the opportunity to take the regu- 
lar four years course. In fact, it is really designed for those actually 
engaged in farming, and who can spare a few weeks during the win- 
ter to attend lectures, and to follow the practical work of the College 
and Station. The course embraces the following subjects: Farm 
crops, drainage, stock-breeding, stock-feeding, manures, tobacco, 
dairy husbandry and chemistry, horticulture, entomology, plant phy- 
siology and pathology, farm accounts, road construction, carpentry, 
blacksmithing, pipe fitting, veterinary science, the principles of citizen- 
ship and the elements of business law. The entire expense, including 
board, need not be over fifty dollars ($50.00). The course extends 
through the months of January and February. All details are in charge 
of W. T. L. Taliaferro, Professor of Agriculture, and 71!. J. Patterson, 
Director of the Experiment Station. 

The details of the Mechanical Engineering Coairse will be found 
on another page . The practical work of this course is most thorough . 
The student is familiarized from the first with the use of tools and 
implements of wood and iron work. He is given daily practice in the 
shops, and is encouraged to develop whatever inventive talent he may 
have. It is believed that students completing this course will have no 
difficvilty in securing employment after graduation in the field of me- 
chanics or mechanical engineering. The course leads to the degree of 
Mechanical Engineer. 

The Classical Course was instituted to meet a demand on the 
part of the patrons of the College for a course of study which should 
prepare young men to enter the so-called learned professions. The 
course emphasizes the modern languages, Latin, mythology, English, 
civics and psychology, with a moderate amount of mathematics and 
the natural and physical sciences. The degree of Bachelor of Arts is 
conferred upon its graduates. The degree of Master of Arts will be 
conferred upon graduates of this College holding the Bachelor of Arts 
degree, and who conform to the following rules : 

Requirements for Advanced Degrees. 

1. The candidate must apply for the degree in writing at least 
one scholastic year before the degree will be conferred. The applica- 
tion must contain a description of the extra work, by virtue of which 
the candidate expects to receive the degree. j 

2. The candidate must submit one or more theses on subjects as- 
•signed by the Professor of English and Civics ; said thesis or theses 
must be approo'ed by the President of the College, Professor of Eng- 
lish and Civics and the Professor of Languages of this College . 

37 ,,,,.;, .;.;; 

3- The candidate must be prepared to submit to an examination 
in the works of the following authors : Caesar, Nepos, Sallust, Vergil, 
Cicero, Ovid, Horace, Livy, Tacitus, Plautus, Terence, Juvenal. 

The Scientific Course is designed for those who desire to secure 
the advantages of a general liberal education, with the opportunity of 
specializing in some line of modem science — chemistry, biolog>% bot- 
any, pathology, entomology, veterinary science, physics, civil engineer- 
ing oir political science . The basis of the course is a thorough train- 
ing in mathematics, English, and the principles of citizenship and gov- 
ernment. Owing to the number of departments represented in this 
course, it is found necessary to begin differentiation with a view to 
specialization in the Junior year. In the Senior year, as will be seen in; 
the detailed outline of the course on another page, the work is arrang- 
ed in a series of groiups of studies, each group containing one major 
study and several minors. This is the plan adopted by most of the 
prominent and successful colleges of the present day, and presents the 
twofold advantage of concentration of the student's labor and oppor- 
tunity for ample laboratory work. The degree conferred for all 
branches of this course is Bachelor of Science. 

The degree of Master of Science may be conferred by the Faculty 
as follows: 

1. Upon students who have completed the undergraduate course,, 
and in addition have pursued a successful course of graduate study for 
Qine year at this College, consisting of a major and two minor subjects, 
not more than one of which shall be taken in the same department of 
the College, and to occupy not less than thirty hours per week. The 
course of study to be outlined by the professor in charge of the major 
subject, and approved by the Faculty. 

2. Upon college graduates of not less than two years' standing, 
who have resided at this College for two years, and have completed the 
equivalent of the above course of study. 

3. Upon graduates of this College of not less than three years'" ■ 
standing, who having been connected with institutions of learning or 
research, where adequate facilities for advanced work are available, 
have completed a course equivalent to (i) and who have passed in the 
required examinations and have presented a satisfactory thesis. 

Outline of Courses. • 

The. following tables will serve to illustrate in a succinct manner 
the subjects offered in each item of every session, with the number of 
periods allotted to each. The subjects for the Senior year are not tabu- 
lated for the Agricultural and General Science Courses, as they are 
mostly elective. Numerals in parenthesis indicate practical work. 
Two periods of practical work is regarded as equivalent to one period 
of recitative wgrk, the College day being divided into eight periods of 
recitative or class work of forty-five minutes each. 

Freshman Year. 

First Term. 

Drawing . . . 
English ... . 
Geology . . . 



Physical Culture 

Public Speaking ., 

Technical Instruction 


Second Term. 









(Physical Culture .... 

Public Speaking 

Technical Instruction. 















































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N'OTK.— Students pursuing General Science course may elect Latin In place of 

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Sophomore Year. 

First Term. 



Botany , 







Public Speakmg 


Theoretical Mechanics 

Second Term. 










Microscopy and Bacteriology. . . 

Mouldings and Castings 

Public Speaking 







(4) i (4) 
4(4) 4(4) 


3(4) i 

4 (3) , 4 (3) 

(3) 2 (3) 

I 8 


4 I 4 

1 (4) 1 (4) 




















5 (1) 



Junior Year. 


First Term. 


Analytical Geometry 


Chemistry and Mineralogy... 


Microscopy and Bacteriology 






Machine Work 




Second Term. 



Chemistry and Mineralogy 


Descriptive Geometry 

Dif. Calculus 







Machine Work 



Theory of Steam Engine 

Comparative Anatomy & Physiology.. 








General Science. 


2 (2) 

2 (4) 2 (4) 

2 (2) 


a (8) 

2 (6) 


1 (4) 



2 (8) 
2 (4) 























4 (4) 
2 (6) 



4 (4) 





4 (4) 
*2 (3) 




4 (4) 
*2 (3) 




4 (4) 


4 (4 




6 (1 


2 (3) 

5 (1) 
5 . 


•Note.— students In Physical Course may elect Chemistry 4 (4) throughout the year, 
or Drawing (4) and surveying 2 (3) throughout the year. Students in Agriculture may 
elect Chemistry 4 (4) in lieu of Botany throughout the year, upon consultation with the 
Heads of tiie Departments concerned. 




Senior Year. . 

The work for the Senior year in Agricuhure* and General Science 
shall consist of a major subject, and two or more minor subjects. This 
work will be elective upon consultation with the Professor in charge 
of the major subject. ^ . . 

The student will be required to elect an amount of work, the mini- 
mum of which shall be an equivalent of twenty (20) hours recitative 
work, at least ten (10) hours of which shall be devoted to the major 
subject, and ten (10) to the minor subject. 

First Term. 

Business Law .. .- 
Integral Calculus. 





Graphic Statics. . 


Machine Design.. 
Machine Work. .. 









Second Term. 



3 (3) 



International Law 






Machine Design 

Machine Work 


Strength of Materials . . . 




2 (4) 






1 - 

♦Veterinary Science is a required subject in the Senior Year for students of the- 
Agricultural course. 



Two Years Course in Agriculture. 

First Year. 

First Term. 

Agriculture 6(8) 

Blacksmithing (4) 

Chemistry 4 (4) 

Dairying 1 (4) 

Horticulture 1 

Wood Work (4) 

Second Term. 

Agriculture 5 (6) 

Chemistry 4 (4) 

Horticulture 2 

Pipe Fitting (4) 

Veterinary Science 2 (8) 

13 ^20) 

12 (24) 

v. • 

Second Year. 
First Term. 

Agriculture 4(6) 

Botany 2 (4) 

Horticulture 4 (4) 

Veterinary Science 2 (6) 

12 (20) 

Second Term. 

Agriculture 4 (6) 

Botany 2 (4) 

Entomology 1 (4 


Horticulture 2 (4) 

Stock Feeding 4 (2) 

13 (20) 

Short Winter Course in Agricultural — Commencing Jan. 6, 1903. 

A ten weeks course designed for those who are unable to take 
one of the lontrev eourses, and including the largest anrcunt of purely 
practical information about farming in all its phases. This course is 
invaluable to the young man desiring that information on agricultural 
topics so necessary to meet the sharp competition of the present day. 
'i'lH: College authorities have removed the nominal charge of $5.00. 
We are anxious to have the young men of Maryland, who intend to 
remain on the farm, embrace this opporttmity. Many cannot afford a 
four years' course ; this solves the problem for them. 

Outline of the Course. 

The work of the course consists of lectures and practical exer- 
cises in the laboratories, shops, greenhouses, barns and creamery. 
The subjects handled and the allotment of hours are as follows : Farm 
crops and cultivation of the soil, 10; plant production, 10; farm live 

stock, 20 ; tobacco, 6 ; stock feeding, g ; agricultural chemistry, lo ; 
manures, lo; farm accounts, 12; dairying, 40; veterinary science, 20; 
carpentry, blacksmithing and pipe fitting, 50; plant physiology and 
pathology, 15; economic entomology, 20; horticulture, 30; road con- 
struction, 5 ; principles of citizenship, 10. 

No Expense for Tuition^ Use of Laboratories or Supplies. 

Good board at moderate rates can be secured in the neighboring 
villages of Berwyn, Lakeland, Riverdale and Hyattsville — all within 
short distance of College and Experiment Station. Electric cars make 
frequent connections. A limited number can be accommodated at 
College for $4.00 per week. 

Apprenticeships in Agriculture. 

The Agricultural Experiment Station, instead of having all the 
work in the dairy and horticultural divisions performed by regfularly 
paid laborers, has some performed by apprentices. The apprentice- 
ships in these divisions have been established with five objects in view, 
viz. : 1st. — In order to offer to young men who have a good common 
school education, and who have not the means for taking either a regu- 
lar college course, or even a short course, an opportunity to become 
trained and skilled laborers in the dairv or some class of horticultural 
work. 2nd. — In order to enable young farmers to take up and en- 
g"age in some of the specialties in farming on their own farms in an in- 
telligent manner. 3rd. — In order to supply some of the numerous ap- 
plications that come to the College and Station for skilled help of the 
character indicated. 4th. — In order to give the College and Station a 
nucleus for the extension of their work and a more appreciative con- 
stituency. 5th. — In order to have some of our labor performed by 
persons who have more interest in what they are doing than the money 
they are to receive. 

These apprenticeships are open to farmers' sons on the following 
terms : The Station will board and room the apprentice or pay the 
equivalent in money as preferred. The Station will furnish the in- 
struction and facilities for instruction given in the several branches 
pertaining to the specialty taken up. 

Those ser\'ing a dairy apprenticeship will be expected to devote 
from three to five hours of each day in receiving class-rooim instruc- 
tion, and in study, besides the time devoted to practice in the skilled 
operations. It is expected that apprentices shall become thoroughly 
familiar with the scientific feeding of dairy stock, and with all the 
modern practices pertaining to dair>' and creamery management. The 
plan pursued is to divide the work which would ordinarily be per- 
formed by one laborer among three apprentices. 



A dairy apprentice is expected to stay at the Station for six 
months . The horticultural apprentice is to serve for one year on the 
same terms as the dairy apprentice. The instruction taken in this di- 
vision will be given at the same time, and with short course students 
of the College. The horticultural apprentice will be expected to take 
part in all classes of the work of this division, but he may specialize, 
so as to become specially skilled in either large fruits, small fruits, 
truck crops, floriculture, nursery management, green-house manage- 
ment or spraying. The apprentices shall have access to the libraries 
and reading-rooms of the Station at all hours . 

The Station can accommodate but a limited number of appren- 
tices, and vacancies will i)e filled in the order in which applications for 
the same are received. 

After an apprentice has served his time, should a position be de- 
sired by him, we will take pleasure in recommending him to a place 
whenever we have a request for skilled help in that particular line, pro- 
vided that such apprentice has proven himself worthv. So far we have 
had more applications for skilled help on farms and in creameries than 
we have been able to supply. Make applications and requests for 
further information to 

H. J. PATTERSON, Director of the ..i^^ 4 

Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, 

College Park, Md. 

Summer School. \ - 

The Summer School, organized during the summer of 1901, by 
this College, supplies a long-felt want to the teachers of the State. 
Heretofore it has been necessary for teachers desiring a special course 
during the summer vacation, to go to Cornell or Chautauqua Lake, or 
some other place equally remote. The revival in matters of public 
education throughout the State has created a demand for a school 
where teachers may spend a month in the summer, and at a small ex- 
pense, pursue such branches as Nature Studies, Drawing and Physical 
Culture, thus equipping themselves more thoroughly for the duties of 
their profession, and at the same time getting the benefit to be de- 
rived from the recreation and social intercourse of a month's sojourn 
in the country. 

The Agricultural College is in every respect suitable for a Sum- 
mer School. It is situated upon an eminence overlooking a wide ex- 
tent of country, and is surrounded by magnificent shade trees and a 
profusion of plants and flowers. The botanical, entomological, horti- 
cultural, chemical and physical culture departments are thoroughly 
equipped, and tfte State Experiment Station oififers a magnificent field 
to those interested in nature studies . 

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The College is situated about thirty-two miles from Baltimore, 
and eight miles from Washington, on the B. & O. R. R.. and electric 
cars are running to and fro between the College and Washington at 
frequent intervals. The Art Galleries, Museums, Libraries and Na- 
tional buildings of Washington City are in themselves of incalculable 
benefit to the student . The tennis courts and other playgrounds give 
apiple opportunity for physical recreation. 

The regular instructors are the members of the Faculty of the 
Maryland Agricultural College. Prominent lecturers will be secured 
from Washington, Johns Hopkins University and other sources, as 
the occasion demands. v- -; ; 

While primarily designed for teachers, the School is open to any 
one who may desire a course in Botany, Entomology, Horticulture, 
Agriculture, Anatomy, Chemistry, Drawing, Physical Culture and 
the common English branches . 

The fact that the College trustees have allowed the use of the 
buildings and equipments free of charge has made it possible to place 
the cost of board and tuition at such a low figure as brings the Sum- 
mer School within the reach of all. Indeed, the conditions are such 
that a teacher may take a month's course at the Maryland Summer 
School at no greater expense than would be required for board alone 
at any summer resort. For particulars regarding any matter herein- 
before set forth, address 

_. . R. W. SILVESTER, President, 

"^ I- ■ ; : 'r Maryland Agricultural College, 

;^;^ ^ , ' > . College Park, Md. 

General Information. 

Requirements for Admission. 

For admission to the College Department, Freshman Class, an 
entrance examination is required. This examination will be held at 
the College on September i6th and 17th, 1902. The applicant will be 
expected to pass a satisfactory examination in the following sub- 
jects: English grammar, composition and analysis, United States 
history, arithmetic (complete), algebra (as far as quadratics), political 
and physical geography. A mark of seventy per cent, is necessary to 
pass . For entrance to the Preparatory Department the requirements 
are : English grammar, arithmetic (as far as percentage), United 
States history and political geography. 

Every applicant for admission -to the College must bring satisfac- 
tory testimonials as to character and previous scholarship, from one 
or more persons qualified so to speak — his former teacher, pastor or 
neighbor, acquainted with his general reputation . This will be ab- 
solutely insisted upon. No student need apply for entrance who 
cannot furnish such credentials. 

Students from newly-acquired territory or any foreign coun- 
try must have a guardian appointed with parental powers, with 
whom the president can deal in any case of emergency. 

Applicants having completed the eight grades of the grammar 
school course upon presentation of a certified copy of the final report 
showing record of work completed and certificate of satisfactory de- 
portment from the teacher in charge, may be admitted to the Freshman 
Class without further examination. 

Graduates ol standard high schools under similar conditions may 
be admitted to the Sophomore Class. It must be understood that all 
such assignments are made conditioned upon the applicant's demon- 
strating his fitness to bear the responsibilities assumed. Promotions 
and reductions will be made in six weeks after the resumption of the 
regular exercises, as the individual cases may require. 

Applicants for admission to higher classes than the Freshman 
must be prepared to take an examination equivalent to that given at 
the College for promotion to such classes, or must present certificates 
from county or citv schools covering the work of the lower College 
classes as hereinbefore stated. 

Examination and Promotion. 

In order to pass from one class to the next higher class a student 
is required to pass the yearly examination by a mark of at least sixty 
per cent, in each study, and to have a combined mark in each branch 

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(daily and examination) of at least seventy per cent. A failure in not 
more than one branch will enable a student to pass to the next class 
with condition in that study in which he has failed; but in every case 
the student is required to make good such failure during the next 
year . 

It has been found necessary to make some regulations to provide 
for cases of using unfair means in examinations. The Faculty, there- 
fore, has agreed upon the following rules, which will be rigidly ad- 
hered to : 

I. — "Any student detected in so doing will be required to sur- 
render his papers, and will not under any circumstances be given an- 
other examination in that particular study." 

II. — "Any student detected in so doing will not, under any cir- 
cumstances, be allowed to receive a commission as a cadet officer." 


The College ofifers a number of scholarships — three for Baltimore 
City, and one for each county of the State. These scholarships are 
awarded to the successful candidate in coimpetitive examinations, con- 
ducted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction of Baltimore City, 
and in the counties by the County Examiner. All scholarship stu- 
dents must be prepared for entrance to the Freshman class, and are 
required to take the regular entrance examination. Each scholarship 
is good for four years, or for such part thereof as the hdlder remains 
at the College. It is then again open for competition. The cost per 
year for scholarship students will be found under the head of "Student 
Expenses . " The following is an extract from the requirements of the 
Board of Trustees, relating to scholarships : 

Persons holding certificates of scholarship must present them- 
"selves at the College, or other designated place, at the date which 
"may be named, in the September or January next following the 
"award, and be examined by College authorities for entrance tos the 
"Freshman class. Alternates are to be thus examined, as well as prin- 
"cipals, and in case of a failure of the principal to secure or hold the 
"scholarship, the alternate will have the first right to the place, if 
"within a year from date of the certificate of award . 

"Persons holding certificates of scholarship must, in order to se- 
"cure the same, pass the entrance examination of the College, and (if 
"entering in January) such other examination as may be required to 
"join the Freshman class. Every one must declare his intention 
"of completing the prescribed course of study of the College, in 
"either Agriculture or Hechanical Engineering, provided he retains 
"his Scholarship, and must make an advance payment of $15 on 
"the year's account. And to hold a scholarship, the student must 
"make the subsequent payments and meet such requirements of 


«the College as to scholarship and deportment, as may be pre- 
«<scribed by the President and faculty. By passing special exami- , 
^'nations, candidates for scholarships may be permitted to enter the 
« 'Sophomore class, or by presenting satisfactory certificates." 

Student Expenses. - - ^ ■ ^^L : - 

The expenses of the College year for the several classes of stu- 
dents are as follows. No reductions are made for regular vacations. 
It will be noted below that no charge is made for tuition or books. 

Regular Students. 

Board, heat, Hght and room' $150 00 

♦Laboratory fee, each laboratory used 6 00 

^Physician's fee 4 00 

Breakage fee 5 00 

' Total cost $165 00 

Scholarship Students. 

Board, heat, light and room $ 70 00 

♦Laboratory fee, each laboratory used 6 00 

f Physician's fee 4 00 

Breakage fee 5 00 

Total cost $ 85 GO 

Day Students, .* 

Room and heat $ 24 00 

♦Laboratory fee, each laboratory used 6 00 

Breakage fee 5 00 

Total cost ....'..,$ 35 00 

Time of Payment. 

For Regular Students: 

$40.00 (and the fees) on entrance; $40.00 on November 15th; 
$40.00 on February ist; $30.00 on April ist. 

*For students in chemistry only. 

tThis covers only such a^ttention as arises from ordinary sickness— 
cost of consultation and trained nurses extra. 

For Scholarship Students: 

$35.00 (and the fees) on entrance; $35.00 on February ist. 
For Day Students: 

$12.00 (and the fees) on entrance, and $12.00 on February ist. 

Promptness in Payment is Insisted Upon. 

Explanation of Fees. 

The laboratory fee is intended to cover the cost of the materials 
and apparatus consumed by the student in practical laboratory work. 

The physician's fee is to provide for the attendance of the regular 
College physician in all ordinary cases of sickness . 

The breakage fee is to cover all losses to the College caused by 
careless breakage or other damage to property by the students . Each 
loss is divided proportionately among the students, and the unused 
balance of each fee refunded at the close of the year. In case the loss 
is known to be caused by any particular student the whole amount is 
charged to his account . 

Except in cases of extended illness, no money will be refunded 
for long-continued absence or enforced withdrawal from the College. 

Students entering late in the session will be charged according 
to the date of entrance. No allowance will be made for less than 
one month. 

Articles Necessary to be Provided. 

All students are required to provide themselves with the following 
articles, to be brought from home or purchased from the College Park 
store on arrival : 

I dozen white standing collars. 
6 pairs white gloves (uniform). 
6 pairs white cuffs. 

1 pair blankets (for single bed). 

3 pairs sheets (for single bed). 

4 pillow cases. 

2 white dimity bedspreads (three-quarters size). 
6 towels. 

: 5o ^ ' 

I chair (uniform). 

I pillow. ■ 

I mattress (shuck), cotton top (uniform). 

The room-mates together purchase the following articles : — 

I set of lamp fixtures (uniform). 

1 pitcher and basin (uniform). 

2 tablecloths (uniform). 
I broom. 

I looking-glass. 

I slop-jar (porcelain). 

All the articles marked uniform in the foregoing list can best be 
purchased after the student arrives at the College. The cost of the en- 
tire list should not be more than $15.00 for the year. This should be 
paid to the Treasurer on entrance, as the College has no fund from 
which it can make advances, and failure to comply with this re- 
quirement will subject the student to much inconvenience. Any 
excess will be returned promptly. 

Letter from Department of Agriculture> 

The following letter and circular will be of interest to young men 
entering this institution. It gives an excellent opportunity for them to 
advance themselves in the line of their special work, at the same time 
receiving a compensation which will enable them to pay all expenses. 
This ofifer on the part of the Department of Agriculture is greatly 
appreciated, and will, no doubt, be availed of by many attending the 
land-grant colleges — the best instructors and the most complete fa- 
cilities are the advantages attending the opportunity : 

Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C, 

June 27th, 1899. 

"Dear Sir: — In my annual report to the President for 1898, I announc- 
ed my intention of affording opportunities for graduates of agricultural 
colleges to pursue post-graduait* studies in connection with work in the sci- 
entific division of this department, as far as practicable. In pursuance of 
this policy, I have made b/d. arrangement vv^ith the Civil Service Commission 
for the registration of the graduates of colleges receiving the benefits of 
grants of land or money from the United States, who may desire to enter 
the service of the Department as "Scientific Aids," on the terms stated in 
the notice of the Commission herewith enclosed. 

"It seems to be entirely appropriate that the National Government 
should aid the institutions to which it has already so largely given finan- 
cial support, in the preparation of their graduates for posts of usefulness in 
this department;, or in the States from which they come, especially as in- 
Testigators and teachers along scientific lines. I hope, therefore, that the 

efFort Avhich I am now making in this direction will be but a beginning of 
the opening up of opportunities for graduate study at the National Capital 
to those of your graduates who are especially fitted to do high-grade scien- 
tific work. It will, of course, be understood that under present conditions 
the Department can only admit a very limited number of scientific aids. 
Our purpose is to choose from t-he eligible register those persons w^ho furn- 
ish the best evidence of having peculiarly good qualications for aiding in the 
work of the Department now in progress. 

"In extending this notice will you kindly explain to your graduates the 
necessity of making a clear and full statement of their attainments and 
qualifications in special lines of science? Correspondence regarding applica- 
tion blanks and other matters connected with registratiom should be had 
promptly with the Civil Service Commis;sion. 

"Very respectfully, 

i "Secretary Agriculture." 

To E. W. Silvester, President, College Park, Md. 

Scientific Aid, Department of Agriculture. 

August 1st, 1899. 

The United States Civil Service Commission announces that it 
desires to estabHsh an eligible register for the position of Scientific 
Aid, Department of Agriculture. 

The examination will consist of the subjects mentioned below, 
which will be weighted as follows : 

Subjects. Weights. 

1. College Course wdth Bachelors Degree 5a 

2. Post-graduate Course and Special Qualifications 25 

3. Thesis or Other Literature 25 

Total loo 

It will be noted that applicants will not be required to appear at 
any place for examination, but will be required to file with the Com- 
missioner prior to the hour of closing business, on August ist, 1900, 
their statements and other material which will be required as specified 
in a special form which will be furnished them by the Commission, 
together with application blank (Form 304), in order to have their 
names entered upon the register, which will be made immediately after 
the date mentioned. Persons who are unable to file their applications 
prior to August ist, 1900, may file them at any subsequent time, when 
they will be rated, and the names of those attaining eligible averages, 
will be entered upon the register. 

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For the information of applicants the following statement is 
made, as received from the Secretary of Agriculture : 

1. An application will be limited to graduates of colleges receiv- 
ing the benefits of grants of land or money from the United States . 

2. Each applicant must file with the United States Civil Service 
Commission, Washington, D. C, a properly certified statement as to 

:the length of time spent in college, the studies pursued, the standing 
-in these studies, the special work it is desired to take up, and the special 
•qualifications for such work, and finally, a thesis upon such scientific 

subjects as the applicant may select, or in lieu of this, any literature on 

scientific subjects, over his own signature. 

3. The length o^ time any scientific aid may serve in the Depart- 
xnent is limited to two (2) years. 

4. The salary shall not exceed forty dollars ($40.00) per month . 
The minimum age limitation for entrance to this examination is 

twenty (20) years ; there is no maximum age limitation . 

This examination is open to all citizens of the United States who 
•comply with the requirements. All such citizens are invited to apply. 
"They willbe examined, graded and certified, without regard to any 
consideration, save their ability as shown by them in the examination. 
Persons desiring to compete should at once apply to the United States 
Civil Service Commission, Washington, D. C., for application blanks 
(Form 304) and special forms . 

The Alumni Association. 

The growth of the Alumni Association during the past year is a 
source of great satisfaction to the officers of the College, and of the 
Association. Through the eflforts of its officers a banquet was held at 
the College in June, this year. Renewed interest was shown by the 
existing members of the Association, and the occasion was marked by 
a large increase in the membership, recruited largely from the older 
g-raduates of the College. 

All indications point to a great advance in the growth of the or- 
ganization, and now it is felt that the Association may begin to exer- 
cise its influence alonsr the lines of its avowed purpose and object. At 
its regular annual meeting in June, it was decided that the Association 
would continue its oflfer of medals for proficiency in three of the de- 
partments of College work. By restricting the competition for the 
medal to be awarded for the best paper on "Agricultural Science" to 
those students pursuing original research, it is intended and hoDed. by 
tTie Association, to stimulate scientific investigation bv the students in 
the various scientific departments of the College. With the improved 
and more adequate facilities which have been provided, it is thought 
that the College is well able to promote this class of work to a greater 
^extent than has been possible in the past ; and the competition hereby 


instituted should tend to elevate the standard of scholarship in the 
College . 

It will be a source of gratification to the members of the Associa- 
tion to note the action of the Board of Trustees of the Gollege with 
reference to the holding of scholarships in the College. Two years ago- 
the Association passed a resolution looking tO' the restriction of the 
holders of the State scholarships to the Agricultural and Mechanical 
courses in the College . This was with the idea of carrying out more 
completely the ideas of the founders of the College, in establishing a 
school for instruction in Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. The 
Board of Trustees last year passed an order putting the 
restriction in full operation. It is along this and similar lines that the 
Association has a broad field provided in which to exert its efforts, 
and as it increases in strength, it may be expected to make its influence 
felt for the advancement of the interest and welfare of the College. 
The officers of the Association for the ensuing year are : President,. 
J, Enos Ray, '92; Vice-President, S. S. Buckley, '93; Secretary-Treas- 
urer, N. Morris Straughn, '99; Executive Committee, members-at- 
large, F. B. Bomberger, '94, and N. H. Gill, '97. 

Graduates and members of the Association are requested to keep- 
the Secretary-Treasurer informed of any changes in their addresses. 
Any information concerning the older graduates, which will enable 
the officers to locate and communicate with them, will facilitate their 
efforts, and will tend to: further the success of the Association. 

Address of the Secretary-Treasurer: — N. Morris Straughn, 

College Park, Md". 

Donations to Library. 

Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for valuable 
additions to the College Library : Johns Hopkins University — Reports 
of Geological Survey; Weather Service and Highway Commission, 
Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. ; County Press — Valu- 
able additions of their publications ; Dr. H. Burton Stevenson, Rural 
Register for 1859. 

Student Organizations and Opportunities. 

Student Clubs for religious, social, literary and athletic purposes 
are encouraged as a means of creating Class and College pride, and de- 
veloping an esprit de corps among the students. Each class has its 
own organization, in which matters relating to class work are dis- 
cussed and directed. Officers are elected and the unitv of the class 
preserved. This has been found to be a decided aid to discipline, and 
tends to raise the standard of student honor. 

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Young Men's Christian Association. 

H. K. Bradford, President. E. Powers, Vice-President. 

■G. W. Caimes, Secretary. P. L. Peach, Treasurer. 

Most encouraging work has been done by this organization dur- 
ing the past year, and much interest has been shown in both the pri- 
vate and public meetings .. 

Athletic Associ4tioiu 

T. B. Symons, President. J. D. Bowman, Vice-President. 

P. L. Peach, Secretary. S. P. Darby, Treasurer. 

Literary Societies. 

Officers of the "New Mercer" Literary Society. 

R. L. Mitchell, President. H. N. Lansdale, Vice-President. 

L. E. Mackall, Sec'y- and Treas. C. P. Page, Editor. 
J. M. Turner, Sergeant-at-Arms. -K^ 

Officers of "Morrill" Literary Society. 

T. E. Symons, President. S. P. Darby, Vice-President. 

A. R. Hirst, Sec'y. and Treas. J. L Wisner, Editor. 

E. P. Walls, Sergeant-at-Amis . 

These societies are invaluable adjuncts to College work. Through 
them a good knowledge of parliamentary law is gained, as well as a 
readiness of expression and activity in thought — qualities particularly 
valuable to the American citizen. 

The Literary Society work is under the general supervision of the 
Instructor in Public Speaking, who is always ready to advise with the 
members in matters of parliamentary law, and train them in the deliv- 
ery of their orations and debates . 

The Oratorical Association of Maryland Colleges. 

The Maryland Agricultural College is a member of this Associa- 
tion, which is composed of St. John's College, Washington College, 
Western Maryland College and Maryland Agricultural College. Con- 
tests are held annually at these colleges, in rotation, and a marked im- 
provement is to be observed as a result of its organization . 

Editorial Staff of Reveille, '02. 

A. R. Hirst, Editor-in-Chief. 
J. D. Bowman, ) . 

, '. R.L.Mitchell, f Associate Editors. 


Departmental . 

Athletic, L. E. Mackall. Literary, J. Coudon, Jr. 

Humorous, S. P. Darby. Rossbourg Club, T. B. Symons. 

Class and Historical, A. R. Hirst. 
Board of Managers. 

' H. N. Lansdale, Business Manager. 

W. S. Fendall, \ . . ti • -k/t 

T I Wisner I Associate Busmess Managers. 

The "Reveille" is the College annual edited entirely by the Senior 
class ; it is the successor to the "Cadet's Review." Six editions of the 
"Reveille" have appeared, and each has been characterized by a grati- 
fying improvement in the standard, both of originality and expression, 

Rossbourg Club. 

R. L. Mitchell, President. L. E. Mackall, Vice-President. 

J. D. Bowman, Treasurer. 

The social man is a necessity — hence, this organization is en- 
couraged and supported by the President and Faculty. The enter- 
tainments of the same have been marked by a spirit which empha- 
sizes the wisdom of its continuance and encouragement . 

Student Opportunities. 

A limited amount of money can be earned by students by taking 
advantage of the opportunities arising from time to time to do clerical 
work, tutoring, and such other labor as may not interfere with regular 
scholastic duties. Those in need of help to continue their work, and 
whose course is marked by an earnest desire to succeed, are always 
given the preference. The compensation in all cases is fixed at ten 
cents per hour. 

Medals Awarded, Commencement 1902. 

Senior Class, President's Medal A. R. Hirst. 

Gold Medal, for Highest Standing for Entire Course. 

Junior Class, President's Medal R. W. B . Mayo. 

. Gold Medal, for Highest Standing in Junior Year. 


Alumni Medals R. L. Mitchell. 

Gold Medal, for Best Debater in Competitive Debate. 

Gold Medal, for Proficiency in Mechanical En- 
gineering • T. D. Bowman. 

Gold Medal, for Best Thesis on a Subject 

Relating to Scientific Agriculture T. B. Symons. 

Trustees' Medal R. L. Mitchell. 

Gold Medal, for Best Essay on "American Citizenship.' 


Commandant's Prize T. B. Symons. 

Gold Watch, for Highest Standing in Military Department. 

Commandant's Prize A. T. Schenck. 

Gold Scarf Pin, for Neatest Set of Equipments. 

Graduates of 1902 and Degrees Conferred. 

Subjects of Theses. 

John Darby Bowman, M. E Montgomery Co., Md. 

"Efficiency Tests of a Single Slide- Valve Engine." 

Joseph Coudon, Jr., B. S Cecil Co., Md. 

'Notes on Stock Breeding." 


Samuel Porter Darby, B. S Montgomery Coi., Md. 

"Farm Fertilizers." 

William Samuel Fendall, M. E Baltimore Co., Md. 

"Design of a Jib Crane for the Foundry of the Maryland 
Agricultural College." 

Arthur Roscoe Hirst, B. S Dorchester Co., Md. 

"A Farm Survey." 

Harry Nelson Lansdale, B. S Montgomery Co., Md. 

"Analysis of Gasoline Air Gas." 


Luther Eugene Mackall, B. A Calvert Co., Md. 

"The Literary Art of William Shakespeare." 

Robert Laurie Mitchell, B. S Charles Co., Md. 

'Determination of Arsenic in Paris Green." 



Thomas Badeley Symons, B. S Talbot Co., Md. 

"The Effect of Economic Entomology Upon Agriculture." 

John Irving Wisner, B. S Baltimore City, Md. 

"A Farm Survey." 

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Graduate Degrees* / 

John Royce Laughlin, M. S .Washington, D . C. 

Military Department Roster. ^ 

Major J. C. Scantling, U. S. A., Commandant. 

Cadet Battalion. 

Field and Staff. 

E . P. Walls Major. 

C. P. Page Captain and Battalion Adjutant. 

E. Garner First Lieutenant and Quartermaster. 

Non-G>inmissioned Staff. 

R. Hamblin Sergeant Major. 

A. T. Schenck Chief Trumpeter. 

Company "A." 

J. M. Matthews Captain. 

H. K. Bradford First Lieutenant. 

J. N. Warfield Second Lieutenant. 

H. D. Watts First Sergeant. 

J . C. Cockey Second Sergeant. 

T. B. Mullendore Third Sergeant. 

D. E. Brown Fourth Sergeant. 

B. S. Dofsey First Corporal. 

W. P. Crone Second Corporal. 

L. W. Cruikshank .Third Corporal. 

G. L. Wentworth . . : Fourth Corporal. 

C. O. Birckhead, H. A. Postley Musicians. 

Company "B." 

P. L . Peach Captain. 

S. B. Nichols First Lieutenant. 

C. N. Bouic ; Second Lieutenant. 

W. R. Mitchell First Sergeant. 

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G. L. Sincell Second Sergeant. 

R. E. Naylor ,. Third Sergeant. 

J. M. Turner Pourth Sergeant. 

G. R. Ogier First Corporal. 

J. H. Bay Second Corporal. 

B. S. Judd Third Corporal. 

C G. Hines Fourth Corporal. 

R. J. Tillson, H . T. Rincke Musicians. 

Company "C." 

R. W. B. Mayo Captain. 

E. B. Dunbar First Lieutenant. 

G. W. Caimes Second Lieutenant. 

R. P. Choate First Sergeant. 

T. R. Gourley Second Sergeant. 

F. C. Farrall Third Sergeant. 

E. R. Sasscer Fourth Sergeant. 

R. V. S. Wright First Corporal. 

W. P. Roberts Second Corporal. 

W. T. Smith Third Corporal. 

F. O. Webster Fourth Corporal. 

H. A. Weiller Musician. 

Roster of Students. 

Session 1901-1902. 

J Senior Qass. 

Bowman, J. B Hyattstown, Md. 

Coudon, J., Jr Perryville, Md. ' 

Darby, S. P Sellman, Md. 

Fendall, W. S Towson, Md. 

Hirst, A. R Cambridge, Md. ■ 

Lansdale, H. N Damascus, Md. 

Mackall, L. E Mackall, Md. 

Mitchell, R. L La Plata, Md. 

Palmer, E. C Washington, D. C. 

Symons, T. B Easton, Md. 

Wisner, J. I Baltimore Md. - 1 


Junior Class. 

Bouic, C. N Rockville, Md. 

Bradford, H. K Washington, D. C. 

Cairnes, G. W Jarrettsville, Md. 

,/CaIderon, M. A Lima, Peru. 

Oollier, J. P Ellicott City, Md. 

Garner, E. T Duley, Md. 

Matthews, J. M Dulaney's Valley, Md. 

Mayo, R. W. B Hyattsville, Md. 

Page, C. P Frederick, Md. 

Peach, P. L Mitchellsville, Md. 

Walls, E. P Barclay, Md. 

Sophomore Class. 

Anderson, J. A Deal's Island, Md. 

Brown, D. E College Park, Md. 

Burnside, H. W Hyattsville, Md. 

Candamo, J. V Lima, Peru. 

Cartwright, T. J College Park, Md. 

Choate, R. P Randallstown, Md. 

Cockey, J. C Gwynnbrook, Md. 

Cruikshank, L. W. . Cecilton, Md. 

Deaner, J. A. P Boonsboro, Md. 

Ensor, J. G. Belfast, Md. 

Ewell, L. M Baltimore, Md. 

Fitzpatrick, E. J Corydon, Pa. 

Gourley, T. A Burch, Md. 

Gray, J. P Glyndon, Md. 

Hamblin, R Wango, Md. 

Jones, F. A Comus, Md. 

Lewis, J. R Lewisdale, Md. 

Mayo, E. C Hyattsville, Md. 

Meikle, R. J. Baltimore, Md. 

Merritt, J. B., Jr Easton, Md. 

i/Merryman, E. W Baltimore, Md. 

Mitchell, W. R I^ Plata, Md. 

^oran, J. E Washington, D. C. 

Mullendore, T.~ B Trego, Md. 

.. Ogier, G. R Baltimore, Md. ' 

Rolph, W. C Beltsville, Md. 

Sasscer, E. R La Plata, Md. 

s^Shaw, S. B. .'. Rehoboth, Md. 

Sincell, J. L Oakland, Md. 

yStoll, E. W Brooklyn, Md. . 



Street, J. McC '. Rocks. Md. 

Turner, J. McL Taylor, Md. 

Watts, H. D Beiair, Md. 

Webster, F. O Baltimore, Md. 

Wentworth, G. L Washington, D. C. 

Freshman Class. 

Bay, J. H Jarrettsville, Md. 

Byron. W. H Williamsport, Md. 

Caul, H, J Buffalo, N. Y. 

Coburn, T., Jr Garrett Park, Md. 

Crone, W. U St. Michaels, Md. 

Dent, W. P Oakley, Md. 

Dorsey, B. S., Jr Mt. Airy, Md. 

Doub, M. B Hagerstown, Md. 

Duckett, M., Jr Hyattsville, Md. 

Edgarton, E. W Washington, D. C. 

Evans, H. H Rolphs, Md. 

Farrell, F. C La Plata, Md. 

Fenby, W. W , Westminster, Md. 

Gassoway, J. H Germanto'wn, Md. 

Goddard, J. B Williamsport, Md. 

Green. E. F Wye Mills, Md. 

Hardesty, W. G Willows, Md. 

Hill, N. D Baltimore, Md. • 

Hines, C. G Chestertown, Md. 

Hines, T, L Baltimore, Md. 

Hoopes, R. P Bynum, Md. 

Horner, T. H Ashland, Md. 

Hull, W. S Lansdowne, Md. 

Judd, B. S Washington, D. C. 

Lupton, W. T Martinsburg, W. Va. 

Mackall, J. N Mackall, Md. 

Mayer, G. M Frostburg, Md. 

Naylor, R. E Washington, D. C. 

Nichols R. D Germantown, Md. 

Parker, A. A Pocomoke City, Md. (. 

Phillips, F. F Centreville, Md. 

Popham, J. N., Jr Washington, D. C. 

Price, L., Jr Hyattstown, Md. 

Riggs, D Laytonsville, Md. 

Roberts, W. P Landover, Md.- 

Shepherd, E. L Bristol, Md. 

Smith, W. T ". .Ridgely, Md. 

Snaveley, E. H . . Sparrows Point, Md. 


Somerville, J. W. P Frostburg, Md. 

Stanley, H Laurel, Md. 

Watts, H. F Belair, Md. 

Weiller, H. A Catonsville, Md. 

West, F. H Howardville, Md. 

Whiteford, C. P Whiteford, Md. 

Whiting, L. W Hyattsville, Md. 

Wright, R. V. L Williamsport, Md. 

Zerkel, L. F Luray, \^a. 

Preparatory Department. 

Alfert, R New York. N. Y. 

Betancourt, H San Francisco, Cuba. 

Birckhead, CO '. Friendship, Md. 

Cockey, A. D Gwynnbrook, Md. 

Councilman, C. H. S Mt. Wilson, Md. 

Councilman, C. W. S Mt. Wilson, Md. 

Dorr, G. W Hyattsville, Md. 

Depkin, G. F. A Baltimore, Md. 

Duffy, H. A Hancock, Md. 

Duganne, A. C Washington, D. C. 

Ewcll, A. T Baltimore, Md. 

Fesmyer, C. R Centreville, Md. 

Friend, J. T Lappans, Md. 

Grason, S. C .Towson, Md. 

Hormes, H. W Baltimore, Md. 

Pike, D. B Washingtoo, D. C. 

Plumacher, E. K Maracaibo, Venezuela. 

Plumacher, M. C Maracaibo, Venezuela. 

Postley, H. A New York, N. Y. 

Power, E Derwood, Md. 

Ramonet, J Puerto Principe, Cuba. 

Rice, R. W., Jr Baltimore, Md. 

Richardson. N. C Marion, Md. 

Rinck, H. T Lakeland, Md. 

Robey, S. D., Jr Pomfret, Md. 

Rodriguez, H Puerto Principe, Cuba. 

Rossi, J Puerto Principe, Cuba. 

Ruiz, R Puerto Principe, Cuba. 

Rutledge, J. C Rutledge, Md. 

Schenck, A. T Baltimore, Md. 

Tate, J Washington, D. C. 

Tillson, R. J Davis, W^ Va. 

Torrington, H. E New York, N. Y. 

Towner, J. B .' Ferryman, Md. 

Varona, J. C Havana, Cuba. 

Williamson, P. H Hyattsville, McI. 

Williamson, R. G Hyattsville, Md. 

Williar, H. D., Jr. Ruxton, Md. 

Wood, R. V. Baraesville, Md. 

Two Year Special Students in Agriculture. 

Second Year. ^ 

Dunbar, E. B Springville, N. Y. 

Nichols, S. B Germantown, Md. 

Warfield, J. W Florence, Md. 

First Year. 
Bryan, T. E Centreville, Md. 

Short Winter Course Students. 

Bartlett, G. L Easton, Md. 

Evans, W. H Chase, Md. 

Fuss, H. R Union Bridge, Md. 

Faucett, W Colesville, Md. 

Gravatt, G. W Denton, Md. . 

Johnson, T. B Elvaton, Md. 

Koogle, C. E Boonsboro, Md. 

Lickle, J. W Baltimore, Md. 

Lynch, R. E Rockdale, Md. 

Sauble, E. V Woodensburg. Md. 

Smith, F Sharpsburg, Md. 


Allen, R. S., Dairying Rising Sun, Md. 

Grier, E. T., Horticultupe Mclntyre, Md, 

Middleton, E. W., Dairying Berwyn, Md. 

Muller, H., Dairying Long Green, Md. 

Summary of Students. 

Senior Class 1 1 

Junior Class 1 1 

Sophomore Class 35 

Freshman Class 47 

Preparatory Class 39 

Two-Year Students 4 

Short Course Students 11 

Apprentices 4 

Total 162 



Agriculture, Apprenticeships, 43 

Agriculture, Four Years Course, 1 1> 35 

Agriculture, Short Winter Course 25, 36, 43 

Agriculture, Two Years Course, * 42 

Alumni Association, 52 

Apprenticeships in Agriculture, 43 

Appropriations, 9 

Articles to be Provided, 49 

Assistants, 5 

Athletics, 34, 54 

Bacteriology, 24 

Battalion, 31, 57 

Board of Trustees, 3-4 

Books, .'. 11-31, 48 

Botany, 26 

Buildings, 8-9 

Business Directions, 2, 8 

Calendar, 6 

Chemistry, 20 

Civics, 17, 19 

Civil Engineering, 22 

Classical Course, 36 

Courses of Study, 35 

Dairying, . . .'. 11, 13, 44 

Degrees, 35-37 

Departments, 1 1-35 

Discipline, 31 

Donations to Library, 53 

Drawing, 14 

Economics, 19 

Elocution, 34 

Endowment, 7 

Engineering, 13-14, '22 

English, 17-18, 31 

Entomology, 25 

Equipment and Work, 1 1-35 

Examinations, 46 

Expenses of Students, 10, 43, 48. 50 

Experiment Station, 7-8 

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Explanation of Fees, 49 

Faculty, 5 

Farmers' Courses, 1 1 

Fees, 48-49 

Forestry, 24 

French, 30 

General Aim and Purpose, 10 

General Information, 46 

Geology, 13 

German, 29 

Graduates and Degrees Conferred, 56 

Historical Sketch, 7 

History 19, 30 

Horticulture, 23, 44 

Languages, 17, 28 

Latin, 29 

Letter From Department of Agriculture, 50 

Library, 9. 35- 53 

Location and Description, 8 

Logic, 18 

Mathematics, 16, 30 

Matriculation, 32, 46 

Mechanical Engineering, 13, 36 

Medals Awarded, 55 

Military Organization, 31, 57 

MiHtary Work, 31 

Officers and Faculty, 5 

Organizations, 53 

Ovitline of Courses, 37-42 

Pathology, Plant, 26-27 

Physical Culture, 34 

Physics, 21 

Physiology, 24 

Pledges 32 

Preparatory Work, 30 

Promotion, 32, 46 

Psychology, 19 

Public Speaking, 34 

Regulations, 32, 47 

Requirements for Admission, 30, 46 

Reveille, ^ 54 

Roster of Students, 58-62 

Rules, 32, 47 


Sanitarium, 9 

Sanitary Advantages, 9. 49 

Scholarships, 47-48 

Scientific Courses, yj 

Short Winter Course in Agriculture 25. 36, 43 

Standing Committees, 4 

State Work, 8, 9 

Student Opportunities, 5ij 55 

Student Organizations, 53 

Summer School, 44 

Text Rooks, 1 1-31, 48 

Time of Payment, 48 

Uniform, 33 

\'eterinarv Science, 24 

Y. AI. C. A., 54 

Zoology, 25 







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