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BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
HON. EDWIN WARFIELD, Governor,
President of the Board.
HON. GORDON T. ATKINSON, M. D,
Comptroller of the Treasury.
HON. WM. SHEPARD BRYAN,
HON. MURRAY VANDIVER,
HON. JOSEPH B. SETH,
President of the Senate.
HON. CARVILLE D. BENSON,
Speaker of the House of Delegates.
HON. JAMES WILSON,
Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture.
MEMBERS REPRESENTING STOCKHOLDERS.
HON. RICHARD S. HILL, M. D., Upper Marlboro, Md.
CHARLES H. STANLEY, Esq., Laurel, Md.
E. GITTINGS MERRYMAN, Esq., Cockeysville, Md.
J. HAROLD WALSH, Esq., Upper Falls, Md.
F. CARROLL GOLDSBOROUGH, Esq., Baston, Md.
MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR.
ROBERT GRAIN, Esq., Baltimore, Md.
CHARLES A. COUNCILMAN, Esq., Glyndon, Md.
J. M. MUNROE, Esq., Annapolis, Md.
HON. CHARLES H. EVANS, Baltimore, Md.
C. J. PURNELL, Esq., Snow Hill, Md.
HON. DAVID SEIBERT, Clear Spring, Md.
Term expires 190a
STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE.
Messrs. STANLEY, VANDIVER, SEIBEJRT, COUNCILMAN,
GOLDSBOROUGH and CBAIN.
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
Messes. VANDIVETR, STANLEY, WALSH, MUNBOE and ATKINSON.
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION.
Messrs. EVANS, WALSH, ATKINSON, SETH and PURNELL.
COMMITTEE ON FACILITIES FOR INSTRUCTION.
Messrs. MUNROE, BENSON, HILL and PUBNELL.
COMMITTEE ON AUDITING.
Messrs. VANDIVEB and STANLE^^.
COMMITTEE ON EASTERN BRANCH.
Messrs. MEBsBYMAN and GOLDSBOBOUGH.
COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.
Messrs. COUNCILMAN, HILL, STANLEY and CBAIN.
Messrs. GOLDSBOBOUGH, MEBBYMAN, EVANS, MUNBOE and WALSH.
OFFICERS AND FACULTY OF INSTRUCTION.
R. W. SILVESTER,
President and Professor of Mathematics.
THOMAS H. SPENCE, A.M.,
Vice-President and Professor of Languages.
EDWARD LLOYD, MAJOR, U. S. A.,
Commandant of Cadets.
H, B. MCDONNELL, B. S., M. D.,
Professor of Chemistry, State Chemist.
W. T. L. TALIAFERRO, A. B.,
Professor of Agriculture.
JAMES S. ROBINSON.
Emeritus Professor of Horticulture.
SAMUEL S. BUCKLEY, M. S., D. V. S.,
Professor of Veterinary Science.
F. B. BOMBERGER, B. S., A. M.,
Professor of English and Civics, Librarian.
CHARLES S. RICHARDSON, A. M.,
Director of Physical Culture, Instructor in Public Speaking.
J. B. S. NORTON, M. S.,
Professor of Vegetable Pathology and Botany,
T. B. SYMONS, M. S.,
Professor of Entomology, State Entomologist.
HARRY GWINNBK, M. E.,
Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
C. P. CLOSE, M.S.,
Professor of Horticulture, State Horticulturist.
T. H. TALIAFERRO, Ph.D.,
Professor of Physics and Civil Engineering.
HENRY T. HARRISON, A. M.,
Principal of Preparatory Department,
Secretary of the Faculty.
P. W. BESLEY, A. B., M. F.,
Director State Bureau of Forestry,
Lecturer on Forestry.
ASSISTANTS IN COLLEGE WORK.
E. F. GARNER, M. E.,
Assistant in Mechanical Engiiieerlng Department.
B. E. PORTER. B. 8. A.,
Assistant in Aniiral HuslDandi-y.
.JEROME J. MORGAN, B. S.,
Assistant Professor of Chemistry.
P. M. NOVIK, B. S.,
Lecturer in Horticulture.
C. A. REED, B. S.,
Assistant in Horticulture.
H. L. CRISP,
Assistant in Mechanical Engineering Department.
ASSISTANTS IN STATE WORK.
♦FREDERICK H. BLODGETT, M. S.,
Assistant in Vegetable Pathology, Botany and Entomologj'.
WILLIAM R. M. WHARTON, A. M.,
Assistant in Chemistry.
R. C. WILEY, B. S.,
Assistant in Chemistry.
J. J. PALMORE, M. S.,
Assistant in Chemistry.
GEORGE P. WELDON, B. S.,
Assistant in Entomology and Vegetable Pathology.
J. J. T. GRAHAM, B. S.,
Assistant in Chemistry.
E. L LICHTI, B. S., and E. P. WALLS, M. S.,
Temporary Assistants in Vegetable Pathology, Botany and Entomology.
JOSEPH R. OWENS, M. D.,
Registrar and Treasurer.
W. O. EVERSFIELD, M. D.,
MISS M. L. SPENCE,
MRS. L. K. FITZHUGH,
B. C. GREEN,
•On leave of absence.
CALENDAR FOR 1907-1908.
September 17th and 18th — Entrance Examinations.
Thursday, September 19th, 1 P. M. — College Work Begins.
Friday, December 20th, noon — First Term Ends.
Friday, December 20th, noon, to Monday, January 6th, noon — Christma
Monday, January 6th, noon — Second Term Begins.
Tuesday, January 7th — Special Winter Ctourse in Agriculture Begins.
Saturday, February 1st — Filing Subjects of Theses.
Friday, March 14th — Second Term and Special Winter Course in Agricul-
Monday, March 17th — ^Third Term Begins.
Wednesday, April 15th, noon, to Tuesday, April 21st, 1 P. M. — Easter
Thursday, May 15th — Submitting of Theses.
Sunday, June 8th, — Baccalaureate Sermon.
Monday, June 9th — Class Day.
Tuesday, June 10th — Alumni Day.
Wednesday, June 11th, 11 A. M. — Commencement Day Exercises.
THE MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.
An act to establish and endow an agricultural college in the
State of Maryland was passed by the legislature of the State in
1856 (see Laws of Maryland 1856, Chapter 97). At this time no
other such institution of a similar character existed in the United
States. Its express purpose was defined to be, "To instruct the
youthful student in those arts and sciences indispensable to success-
ful agricultural pursuit." Under the charter thus granted to a
party of public-spirited private individuals, the original College
building was erected, and its doors opened to students in the fall
For three years it was conducted as a private institution, but
in 1862 the Congress of the United States, recognizing the valuable
work in the cause of practical education which such colleges could
achieve for the country, passed the "Land Grant Act," providing
for the establishment and maintenance of agricultural colleges, by
applying for that purpose a proportionate amount of unclaimed
Western land, in place of scrip, to each State and Territory in the
Union. This grant having been formally accepted by the General
Assembly of Maryland, and the Maryland Agricultural College be-
ing 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 1892 the Federal Government passed a second act for the
benefit of the agricultural and mechanical colleges. By the act of
Congress of that year an annual appropriation of $I5,CXXD, to be in-
creased by $1,000 each year until the sum of $25,000 be reached,
was granted each State, to be applied to the further equipment and
support of these colleges. The primary object of this legislation
was the development of the departments of agriculture and the
mechanic 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
Agricultural College and a somewhat similar institution for the
education of colored students located at Princess Anne, on the
Eastern Shore of Maryland.
In 1887 the Federal Congress passed an 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 Di-
rector, who is immediately responsible to the Board. The function
of the Experiment Station is the investigation of those agricultural
problems of most interest and concern to the farmers of the State,
and the publication and dissemination of the results of such experi-
ments in the form of bulletins, for the information and guidance of
those interested in agriculture. Since the organization of the Ex-
periment Station, its influence has steadily increased, and its sphere
of usefulness has constantly widened, until it is now a well recog-
nized factor in the agricultural development of Maryland.
In 1906 Congress passed the Adams Bill, a measure of further
assistance for the experiment stations of the several States. By
this act there is granted a gradual increase in Federal support
to the working funds for the experimental work of the stations
(amounting to $15,000 additional in ten years).
During the last twelve years the history of the College has
shown a record of steady growth. This fact is evidenced by the
increased number of students availing themselves of its facilities;
by the erection of many new buildings — the library and gymnasium
building, the chemical laboratory, the mechanical engineering build-
ing (recently enlarged), Morrill Hall, the college barn, the sani-
tarium and the new administration building and barracks as well
as by the establishment of the Department of Farmers' Institutes
and the State Departments of Horticulture, Entomology and Vege-
table Pathology, and of Chemistry (Fertilizer Control). 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 development of the State.
The State Bureau of Forestry, recently created, will cooperate
with the College, the Director being Lecturer on Forestry at the
Agricultural College, by the terms of his appointment.
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 nine trains a day from each city stop at
College Station, thus making the place easily accessible from all
parts of the State. The telegraph station, Hyattsville, is connected
with the College 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 these
towns and with Washington may be had by steam and electric rail-
way. The site of the College is particularly beautiful. The build-
ings occupy the crest of a commanding hill, covered with forest
trees, and overlooking the entire surrounding country. In front, ex-
tending to the turnpike, is a broad, rolling campus, the drill ground
and athletic field of the students. In the rear are the farm buildings
and barn. 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 general appearance of the College grounds is exceedingly
attractive. They are tastefully laid off in lawn and terraces, with
ornamental shrubbery and flower beds, 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
The College barracks is a five-story brick building containing
student quarters and the Domestic Department. The dormitories
are large, well ventilated and provided with fire escapes, bath and
water rooms. All the buildings are lighted with gas and electricity
and heated with steam from central plants on the College grounds.
In 1892 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 large, well-lighted and convenient for the
The Mechanical Engineering Department is located in a two
story brick building, completed in 1896, and now thoroughly
equipped. It contains workshops for woodwork, machinery rooms
well furnished with modern equipment, a drawing room, library and
office, together with a large annex, designed to afford additional
facilities in forging and foundry work, which was erected and
equipped during 1904. It is a model building of its kind.
The chemical building was completed in 1897, and is now
thoroughly equipped. It contains several lecture rooms, labora-
tories for practical work and for the analysis 'of fertilizers and feed-
ing material for domestic animals. This work is assigned by an
Act of the General Assembly to the Professor of Chemistry at this
College, who is thus the State Chemist.
Another addition to the group of College buildings is Morrill
Hall, erected in 1898. This building provides ample accommoda-
tions for the Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Physics, En-
tomology, Vegetable Pathology and Veterinary Science, thus re-
lieving the pressure of close quarters from which these departments
have suffered, and greatly extending their opportunities for the
development of high-grade scientific work. A greenhouse for work
in entomology and vegetable pathology was erected in 1904.
The College Sanitarium, completed in 1901, has proved a most
efficient means of isolating infectious disease which might other-
wise have become epidemic, thus seriously embarrassing College
work. It contains ample room for all emergencies, and is furnished
with modern hospital facilities. An experienced nurse is in constant
attendance, and the College surgeon is present every morning at a
fixed hour to prescribe for any cadet requiring his services.
Appreciating the needs of the institution, the State Legislature
has from time to time appropriated funds wherewith buildings
could be erected or renovated and equipments secured.
Among recent improvements are additional dormitories, accom-
modating twice the number of students; an auditorium and offices
in the Administration Building 1904; a complete renovation of the
original College barracks; a modern steam heating plant; gas and
MAP SHOWING LOCATION OF
MARYLAND A6IIICULTURAL CHLLECE.
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electric lighting; lavatories; forced ventilation, etc., all of which
establish quarters and class-rooms with unusually good sanitary ar-
Under the provisions of the acts of the last State Legislature a
modern steam laundry has been added to the equipment and other
needed improvements will be secured as required.
GENERAL AIM AND PURPOSE.
The Agricultural College is the State school of science and
technology. While seeking, first of all, to perform the functions of
an agricultural college, its sphere of work has been widened to em-
brace all the sciences akin to agriculture and all the arts related to
mechanical training. To these special and prominent lines of work
have been added such branches of study as are necessary for a lib-
eral education, for the development of the intelligent citizen and the
making 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 to 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 many, must be offered 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 expenses. 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 dis-
bursement by the Government to those classes upon whom the safety
and prosperity of the State so largely depend.
While the College provides, as will hereinafter be explained,
several distinct courses of instruction looking to the special training
of the student in agriculture, mechanical engineering and the natur-
al and physical sciences, the fact is clearly kept in view that a sound
foundation must be laid for each and every course. Successful
specialization is only possible after the student has 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 cul-
ture of the student, and which does not look first to the natural and
normal development of the individual. The general working plan
of the College may be thus described:
It begins with the student in his first, or Freshman, year with
a systematic 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 power of expression
and thought. At the beginning of his second, or Sophomore, year
the differentiation may be said to begin along those lines in which
he shows most natural aptitude. This gradual specialization con-
tinues during his third, or Junior, year, until in his last, or Senior,
year his work consists wholly of a few closely connected topics, in
which he is thus able thoroughly to prepare himself. With the
present equipment of the laboratory and mechanical work-shops a
student is able to become so proficient in his chosen line of work
that when he leaves the College a successful 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 for the graduates of the county schools. To this
end its curriculum is adjusted to meet the preparation of such stud-
ents. It is this class of young men that the College is especially de-
sirous of reaching. Experience has shown that our most satisfac-
tory 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 actu-
ated by an earnest desire to complete their education.
DEPARTMENTS OF THE COLLEGE.
Botany and Vegetable Pathology.
Entomology and Zoology.
English and Civics.
The following pages give, under the several departments, the
general character of the courses offered by each, and the main feat-
ures of their equipment.
W. T. L. TALIAFERRO, PROFESSOR.
B. E. PORTER, ASSISTANT IN ANIMAL HUSBANDRY.
COURSES OF STUDY.
The Agricultural Department offers three courses :
I. A four-year course leading to the degree of B. S.
II. A two-year course, for proficiency in which a certificate is
III. Ten-week winter course, for which credit is given toward
the two-year or four-year course.
Education is transforming the farms into veritable workshops,
whose products, in the aggregate, more than equal those of any
other industry of the country and under the influence of more
general intelligence are capable of indefinite extension. In this
work there is need of the trained investigator to discover the natural
laws which underlie the phenomena of plant and animal life and
there is also need of educated farmers with skill and intelligence
to receive these principles and apply them in practical farming. .
These courses are so arranged as to furnish a good founda-
tion upon which the student may build a successful career as a
farmer or develop into a specialist along some line pertaining to the
farming industry. The studies to be pursued are recognized as
being necessary to fully equip the student for the highest order of
work and for the greatest usefulness.
The College farm consists of two hundred and sixty-five acres
of land which is operated by the Maryland Experiment Station.
Students of the agricultural course are made acquainted with the
work of the Station from time to time, and because of the College
and Station's close association an excellent opportunity is afforded
the student to study the cultivation and growing of crops, the appli-
cation of manures and fertilizers, the care of stock, the selection
of seed from growing crops, the judging of the several classes of
inimals and all the work of the practical farmer.
LECTURE COURSE IN AGRICULTURE.
This course runs through the four years, and consists of a
series of lectures on agricultural topics, delivered once a week at
the College by specialists from the United States Department of
Agriculture and elsewhere. This course is a new departure, and
it is believed, a most important one. The weekly presentation of
agricultural topics by new and attractive speakers cannot fail to
produce an excellent eflfect not only by its educational features, but
by exciting among the students a livelier interest in agricultural
work through contact with men of prominence in the profession.
Students taking the Agricultural, Horticultural, Chemical or
General Science courses are required to attend these lectures. With
other students, attendance is optional.
' DIVISION OF AGRONOMY.
W. T. L. TALIAFERRO.
The division of Agronomy takes up the agricultural work per-
taining to the field and its crops. A number of courses are offered.
These treat of farm crops, their classification, adaptation to soil
and climate and methods of culture ; soils, their properties and how
to care for them and make them more productive and fertile by
crop rotation and by the application of manures and fertilizers;
farm management, how to make the farm a source of pleasure and
profit by employing economic business principles and practices;
farm machinery, the kind of tools to use for preparing the land,
cultivating and harvesting the crops. A new soil laboratory has
been added to this department. In this laboratory the student has
an excellent opportunity to study the physical properties of the
different kinds of soil. A separate desk and ample apparatus is
provided each student to perform experiments for himself.
I. Farm Crops. In this course the production of farm crops
is considered in detail as to history, uses and requirements, local
adaptations, varieties, fertilization, cultivation and harvesting. A
special feature is the study of crop improvement by breeding and
selection. Very much of this work is of a practical nature in the
laboratory or on the farm.
In order to make this a more practical course it is divided
into two parts, the first part being given in the spring term and the
latter part in the fall term. This division enables the student
to take up the various phases of the work in their appropriate
The texts used are Morrow and Hunt's "Soils and Crops,"
Shaw's "The Cereals In America," Shamel's "Corn Judging."
Sophomore year, third term; three theoretical and four practi-
cal periods per week. Junior year, second term; two theoretical
and two practical periods per week ; third term, two theoretical and
four practical periods.
II. Soils. The study of the physical and chemical conditions
df the soil in their relation to profitable agriculture. The soil is
the basis of all agriculture, and a knowledge of its properties and
functions cannot be too highly emphasized. The study of this im-
portant subject is conducted by means of lectures, text-books,
laboratory and field work. No state in the Union possesses a
greater variety of soils than Maryland, and great attention is
paid to the study of soil types in their relation to profitable agricul-
A well equipped soil laboratory and the wide variety of soils
found on the College farm offer exceptional advantages in the
theoretical and practical study of this important subject.
The text-book used is "The Soil" by King.
Junior Year, Second Term ; 4 theoretical and 4 practical periods
per week; first half. Third Term; 2 theoretical and 2 practical
periods per week.
III. Farm Drainage. Practical work is open ditching and
under drains is provided for the students, on the Experiment Sta-
tion farm. Special attention is given to the principles and practice
of tile drainage.
The text-book used in this course is Waring's "Drainage for
Profit and Health."
Junior Year, Third Term ; 2 theoretical and 2 practical periods
IV. Plant Production. This course is intended for those
students only who are speciaHzing in agronomy. It consists of field
and laboratory work in the study of the handling of fall sown and
fall harvested crops. Great attention is given in this course to a
careful note-taking and study of the results obtained in breeding
work in corn and other fall maturing crops on the Experiment
Senior Year, First Term ; 4 practical periods per week.
V. Fertilizers. Of vital interest to the eastern and south-
ern farmer of the present day, is the fertilizer question. Between
it and the profit and loss account is a very close connection and fre-
quently a lack of knowledge of the subject entails upon the farmer
both the loss of money paid and the possible increase of the crop.
In this course the subject is developed logically from the needs of
the plant and the efficiency of the soil to the selecting of the proper
plant foods for each crop under varying conditions of soil and
climate. Special attention is given to the home mixing of fertilizers.
Senior Year, Second Term; 3 theoretical and 4 practical
periods per week.
VI. Farm Machinery. Lectures and practical work.
Senior Year, Third Term ; 2 theoretical and 4 practical periods
VII. Farm Management. Lectures.
Senior Year, Third Term; 2 periods per week.
VIII. Advanced Work in Crop Production.
Senior Year, Third Term ; 3 theoretical and 6 practical periods
IX. Advanced Work in Soils.
Senior Year, Third Term ; 3 theoretical and 6 practical periods
X. Thesis and Research Work. To be arranged for with the
head of the department.
Senior Year, Second and Third Terms; 2 theoretical and 4
practical periods per week.
I. Attention is given chiefly to physical geology. The latter
ha.f of the second term is devoted to the geology of Maryland, es-
pecially as affecting the character of the soils, mineral wealth and
other economic conditions of the State. Instruction is given by
means of text-book work, lectures and field excursions.
Shaler's "First Book in Geology" is used as a text-book. The
reports of the Maryland Geological Survey are used for reference.
Freshman Year, First Term; 4 periods per week; Second
Term ; five periods per week.
DIVISION OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
B. E. PORTER.
The division of Animal Husbandry stands for all lines of work
which pertain to the judging, selecting, breeding, feeding, develop-
ment, care and management of the various breeds and classes of
domesticated animals. Good herds of stock are being established
at the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station which are of
use to the student in his studies. New additions were made to the
herd of dairy cattle this last year. The cattle, which were pur-
chased, consisted of one fine Holstein-Friesian bull and several
cows and heifers of Holstein-Friesian breeding; also a Guernsey
bull together with a number of young heifers. In addition to the
supply of stock on the farm the proximity of the College to Wash-
ington, Baltimore and the Government Quarantine Station, near
Baltimore, makes it possible for the student to get excellent material
for study. The Heurich dairy farm, close by, furnishes an excellent
example in dairy farming. It is quite evident that there is but one
way to make a young man a proficient judge of live stock, and that
is by training the eye. In all of the lecture and laboratory work
outlined in the courses the work is demonstrated with living
New dairy barns are being erected at the Station. These are
to be models of sanitation. A class-room for judging live stock is
being planned for occupancy in the near future.
A growing library of herd-books is available to the student of
pedigrees. These books give a fund of information concernirg
heredity, fecundity, and other breed characteristics.
I. Breeds and Scoring. This course is devoted to the detailed
study of the breeds of live stock. The practical work commences
with a study of the animal form by the use of the score-card.
Especial attention is given to the relation of form to function.
First, the productive types are firmly fixed in the student's mind;
then he takes up more particularly breed characteristics. Judging
occupies two double periods two afternoons per week.
Text books in use are "Types and Breeds of Farm Animals,"
by Plumb, and "Judging Live Stock," by Craig.
Junior Year, First Term; 3 theoretical and 4 practical periods
II. Principles of Breeding. This course takes up the prin-
ciples of breeding, including selection, heredity, atavism, variation,
fecundity, in-and-in breeding, cross breeding and a historical study
of their results.
Text book : "Stock Breeding," Miles.
Junior Year, First Term; 3 theoretical periods per week.
III. Livestock Management. Lectures are given on the
housing, feeding, care and management of dairy cattle, hogs and
horses (Second Term). The housing, feeding, care and manage-
ment of beef cattle and sheep (Third Term). The practical work
in the spring term consists of applications of the work in the lec-
tures, and takes up the drawing of barn plans and other stable
Junior Year, Second Term; 2 theoretical periods per week;
Third Term ; 2 theoretical and 2 practical periods per week.
IV. Dairying. Text books: Wing's "Milk and Its Produc-
tion," Russell's "Dairy Bacteriology."
Junior Year, Third Term ; 3 theoretical and 4 practical periods
V. Stock Judging. Special attention is paid to the judging
of groups of animals, similar to county and state fair work.
Senior Year, First Term; 2 double periods (practical) per
VI. Herdbook. The herdbooks of the breeds of live stock are
studied with a view of becoming acquainted with the pedigrees of
the leading families of livestock, and the methods of recordmg the
Senior Year, First Term; 2 theoretical and 2 practical periods
VII. Animal Nutrition, This course embraces the prin-
ciples and practice of animal feeding. After covering the principles
of nutrition, it takes up the composition of feeding stuffs, their
combination into properly balanced rations, and the relation be-
tween the sustenance of animals and their products. Students should
have completed courses in Agricultural Chemistry and Comparative
Anatomy and Physiology.
Text book : "Feeds and Feeding," Henry.
Senior Year, Second Term; 4 theoretical periods per week.
Third Term ; 4 theoretical and 4 practical periods per week.
VIII. Profitable Stock Feeding. This course treats of the
feeding of animals in a most practical manner. Special attention
is given to the feeding of breeding stock and the fattening of ani-
mals for market. There is no special requirement to enter this
course, as in Course VII.
Text book in use is "Profitable Stock Feeding," by H. R. Smith.
Two-year Short-Course students. Second Term of Second Year ;
4 theoretical periods per week.
IX. Research Work. Upon lines and subjects to be arranged
with the department.
The object of this work is to develop independence and origi-
nality in the student, and also give him a taste for personal investi-
gation upon lines which are of particular interest to himself.
Junior Year, Third Term ; 2 practical periods per week.
X. Thesis and Research. The investigations already begun
in the Junior Year may be pursued throughout the Senior Year.
Other work is to be taken up, and may furnish a basis for the
thesis. The time given this work will be arranged with the depart-
DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE.
C. p. CLOSE, PROFESSOR.
P. M. NOVIK, LECTURER.
C. A. REED, ASSISTANT.
The Horticultural Department offers two courses: (a) a four-
years' course leading to the degree B. S. ; (b) a two-years' course
for proficiency in which a certificate is awarded.
The instruction in horticulture is specially based upon prac-
tical and economical fruit growing, truck farmmg and commercial
floriculture. The orchards, gardens and new greenhouses of the
Experiment Station offer to students a splendid opportunity to
observe and study modern methods of fruit growing, vegetable
growing and the forcing of greenhouse flowers and vegetables. The
work in floriculture is supplemented by trips to modern establish-
ments of successful greenhouse men in Baltimore, Washington and
vicinity. Similar trips to supplement the work in landscape garden-
ing, truck and fruit growing, are made from time to time. These
trips are a portion of the regular work and are often made on Sat-
urday. Usually the expenses are paid by the College.
Additional facilities and equipment are added annually to make
the instruction and practice in horticulture thoroughly practical,
efficient and up-to-date.
I. Principles of Plant Propagation and Nursery and
Greenhouse Management. This is a discussion of the propaga-
tion of plants, and their care in the nurseries and greenhouses.
Practice is given in ordinary greenhouse and garden work, including
the propagation of plants by seedage, cuttage, layerage and graft-
age, the planting and potting of plants, etc.
Text book: "The Nursery Book," Bailey.
Sophomore Year, First Term; 4 theoretical and 2 practical
periods per week.
II. Olericulture I: Vegetable Gardening. This includes
the origin, history and botanical relations of garden vegetables.
From economic points of view a careful study is made of the lo-
cation, of the soil, of fertilizers, and of the general cultivation for
vegetable gardens. Instruction is given in the forcing of early and
tender vegetables, and in the making and management of hotbeds
Text book: "Vegetable Gardening," Green.
Junior Year, Second Term; 3 theoretical periods per week.
III, Olericulture II: Truck Farming. A continuation of
Course II. A special study is made of truck crops for general
market and canning purposes. The selection of soil and locality
best adapted for special and extensive vegetable growing, etc., is
Text book : "Southern Gardeners' Practical Manual,' Newman,
Junior Year, Third Term. For students who have taken course
II, 3 periods per week; for other students, 2 theoretical and 2 prac-
tical periods per week,
IV, Practical Pomology I: Fruit Growing (Orcharding).
This is a discussion of the principles underlying the growing of or-
chard fruits. The work begins with the origin of our cultivated
fruits and the practical methods of propagating them. Next follows
the study of location for orchards and the planting of trees. General
care and practice are given in the proper pruning of all classes of
fruits. In the College nursery the students propagate all kinds
of nursery stock.
Text books: "The Nursery Book," Bailey, and "The Prin-
ciples of Fruit Growing," Bailey.
Junior Year, First and Second Terms ; 2 theoretical and 2 prac-
tical periods per week.
V. Practical Pomology II: Small Fruits. Lectures and
practice in the propagation, planting and care of strawberries and
bush fruits on a commercial basis.
Text book : "Bush Fruits," Card.
Senior Year, Third Term ; 2 theoretical and 2 practical periods
VI. Systematic Pomology. This embraces a study of the
evolution and relationship of the economic fruits ; the study and de-
scribing of fruits and fruit tnees, the study and drawing of buds,
leaves and fruits. Different kinds of fruit are collected from all
parts of the State for study and identification by the students.
Text book: "Systematic Pomology," Waugh. References:
"The Evolution of Our Native Fruits," Bailey; "The American
Fruit Culturist," Thomas, and several others.
Senior Year, First and Third Terms ; 2 theoretical and 2 prac-
tical periods per week.
VII. Harvesting, Storing and Marketing of Fruits and
Vegetables. The following points are discussed: profitable mar-
keting of garden and orchard products, harvesting, packing, stor-
ing, and marketing of fruits and vegetables, market methods, the
middle man, pools and shipping associations, refrigerator cars and
cold stortage and the utilization of waste and by-products.
Text book: "Fruit Harvesting, Storing, Marketing," Waugh.
Senior Year, First Term; 2 periods per week.
VIII. Greenhouse Construction. Lectures and drawing. A
study of the materials used for greenhouse buildings, heating
systems, etc. A discussion of the different kinds of greenhouses,
and their adaptation for different purposes.
Text book: "Greenhouse Construction," Taft.
Junior Year, First Term; i theoretical and 3 practical periods
IX. Floriculture I: Culture of Cut Flowers. Lectures
and greenhouse practice. This course is devoted to a thorough dis-
cussion of the special cut-flower business. It includes the propa-
gation, growing and forcing of the most important cut-flower
plants; the kind of houses best adapted for special cultures, the
studying of varieties, scoring, etc.
Text book: "Greenhouse Management," Taft.
Junior Year, Second Term ; 3 theoretical and 2 practical periods
X. Floriculture II: Decorative Plants for House and
Garden. Instruction is given in the preparation of soils, and the
raising of foliage and flowering plants for commercial and decora-
tive purposes ; the propagation of annuals and perennials for plant-
ing in the garden ; the planting of window boxes and hanging bas-
kets, etc. The students are required to name the plants in the Col-
lege greenhouse and on the campus.
Text books: "Greenhouse Management," Taft; "Practical
Junior Year, Third Term ; 3 theoretical and 2 practical periods
XL Plant Breeding. This course commences with a study
of theories on evolution and heredity. Then follows a thorough
discussion of the modern plant-breeding methods as they are ap-
plied in this and foreign countries by important plant breeders.
Cross-pollination work is done by the students in the College green-
house and orchard.
Senior Year, Second and Third Terms ; 2 periods per week.
XII. Landscape Gardening. Lectures, designing and prac-
tical work. The course commences with a study of the relation
of garden architecture, and it continues with a study of the modern
garden, the homestead, the playground, the public parks and the
cemetery. It embraces a discussion of the technics of making lawns,
walks and drives, beds of annuals and perennials, and the planting
of trees and shrubs. On the completion of this course students
must be familiar with all the trees, shrubs and other ornamentals
used on the College lawns and campus.
Text book: "Principles of Landscape Gardening," Waugh,
and several references.
Senior Year, First and Second Terms; 4 periods per week.
XIII. Research Work and Thesis. This work is given to
the student to test and develop his powers of observation and in-
itiation. The subject will be arranged with each student indi-
vidually, and the results will be written up for a thesis, which is
required of all students of the College.
Junior Year, Third Term; 4 periods per week. Senior year
XIV. Post-Graduate Work. An opportunity for advanced
work is given to candidates who have the B. S. degree.
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
F. W. BESLEY, STATE FORESTER, LECTURER.
The following courses in Forestry are offered: (Course I is
included in the weekly lecture course in Agriculture.)
I. General Forestry — Five lectures embodying a general sur-
vey of the subject, and its relation to agriculture and other indus-
tries. Required Second Term, Senior Year, in Agriculture, Horti-
culture and General Science Courses.
II. Farm Forestry — Includes Forest Botany, Woodlot Man-
agement, Measurement and Valuation of Forest Crops, Nursery
Practice and Tree Planting. Lectures, recitations and field work.
Text book: "Principles of American Forestry," by Green.
Required Second Term, Senior Year, in Hoijticulture and
Agriculture (Elective in General Science.) Three hours at-
Wood Technology — A study of common commercial woods,
their structure, identification, uses and commercial value. Decay
of woods and methods of preservation.
Required Second Term, Senior Year, in Mechanical and Civil
Engineering. (Optional in Agriculture and Horticulture.) One
DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY AND VEGETABLE
J. B. S. NORTON, PROFESSOR.
*E. I. LICHTI AND E. P. WALLS, ASSISTANTS.
The courses in Botany are intended to give such knowledge of
the vegetable kingdom as is a proper element in general culture ; to
train the student mind in observation, comparison, generalization
and other mental processes essential to true scientific methods in any
work, and to furnish a basis for practical studies directly connected
with agriculture ; for since plants are the subjects dealt with in the
♦During 1906-7 only.
[field and garden, the study of plant life must be one of the funda-
mental sciences upon which such work is based. In addition to the
i courses in pure Botany, others of special economic trend are given
I especially for students in the Agricultural and Horticultural courses,
taking up such botanical studies of cultivated plants, plant diseases,
etc., as may be useful in practical life to the professional farmer or
The equipment and means for illustration and demonstration,
consist of a reference library containing the principal botanical
works needed by students, charts and maps, compound and dissect-
ing microscopes, preserved specimens for illustration, a representa-
tive collection of Maryland plants; microtome and other instru-
ments, reagents and apparatus for histological work and physio-
logical experiments ; a culture room, sterilizers, incubators and other
facilities for the study of plant diseases.
Advanced students have opportunity to observe the work being
done in the laboratory of Vegetable Pathology and greenhouse of
the State Horticultural Department and, if competent, to assist in
the same. Special attention is given to students who wish practice
in the treatment of plant diseases, as it is the desire of the Depart-
ment to encourage young men to engage in this work as a business.
I. General Principles. An elementary course in the general
principles of anatomy, morphology and physiology of the higher
plants. The structure and types of seed, root, stem, leaves, flower
and fruit are studied in the laboratory, with a brief consideration
of the functions of the different plant organs, a more complete
course in plant physiology (III) being given later. This course is
a necessary preparation for Course II.
Bergen and Davis' "Principles of Botany" is the principal text
Freshman Year, Second Term; 2 theoretical and 4 practical
periods per week.
II. Systematic Botany and Ecology. Principally field
work with the manual on the native flora, and designed to give a
knowledge of the names of the common Maryland plants and their
position in the classification of the vegetable kingdom. The ecology
of the plants examined in the field is also taken up, considering
their relation to soils, water supply, light and other factors in their
environment, cross pollination, dissemination of seeds, plant so-
cieties, etc. Each student makes a collection of at least fifty plants
from some part of the State.
Reference books used: Gray's "Field, Forest and Garden Bot-
any," Britton's "Manual," Gray's "Manual," Britton & Brown's
Freshman Year, Third Term; 2 theoretical and 4 practical
periods per week.
A combination of I and II is given in the First Term of the
two-years' course in Horticulture, and in the Third Term of the
two-years' course in Agriculture.
III. Plant Physiology. Lectures and experiments on the
life processes of plants ; absorption and transfer of water and food
materials, photosynthesis, respiration, growth, movement, repro-
Sophomore Year, Second Term; 2 theoretical and 4 practical
periods per week.
IV. Plant Histology. Laboratory work with the compound
microscope, studying the minute structure of the tissues and or-
gans of the various types of plants. Each student prepares a series
of sections for study with the microscope, from which he makes a
set of outline drawings.
Junior Year, Second Term ; 8 practical periods per week.
V. Comparative Morphology and Classification. A com-
parative study of the structure and life history of the principal
types of plants from the lowest to the highest. The exercises con-
sist principally of lectures and microscopic studies in the laboratory.
The outline of classification of Engler's Syllabus is followed in
Junior Year, Third Term ; 2 theoretical and 6 practical periods
VI. Economic Plants. Lectures on the names, classification,
nativity and uses of the useful and detrimental plants of the world,
with field and laboratory studies of the common cultivated plants,
with a view of enabling the student of horticulture or agriculture to
know the scientific names and relationship of the plants with which
he comes in contact in his chosen work.
Reference works: Bailey's Gray's "Field, Forest and Garden
Botany," Bailey's "Encyclopedia of Horticulture," etc.
Junior Year, Third Term; 2 theoretical and 4 practical periods
VII. Mycology. Lectures and laboratory work upon the com-
mon forms of fungi, with special reference enabling the student
to recognize those causing plant diseases, and preparatory to VIII.
Text book: Underwood's "Molds, Mildews and Mushrooms."
Senior Year, First Term; 2 theoretical and 2 practical periods
VIII. Vegetable Pathology. The causes, symptoms and
means of control of plant diseases are studied by means of lectures,
microscopic work in the laboratory and experiments in infection
and treatment in field and greenhouse.
In addition to the lectures numerous reference books are used.
Senior Year, Second Term ; 2 theoretical and 4 practical periods
IX. Research. Student selecting Botany as a major in the
Senior Year devote one term to a completion of an original study of
some botanical subject upon which they prepare their graduation
Senior Year, Third Term; not less than the equivalent of 10
theoretical periods per week.
X. Elective courses for students of the General Sciejnce
Course, or for post-graduate students, are offered in Methods m
Plant Pathology, Botanical Microchemistry, Histology of Trees,
Taxonomy or advanced work in any of the under-graduate courses
General Science students in Botany pursue their elective courses
in the first and second terms of the Senior Year for not less than
the equivalent of 10 theoretical periods per week, and those pursuing
Entomology as a major devote the equivalent of 3 theoretical
periods per week throughout the year to Botany.
DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY.
T. B. SYMONS, PROFESSOR.
GEORGE P. WELDON, ASSISTANT.
Instruction is given in this Department with a view of giving the
student, first, a general knowledge of invertebrate and vertebrate
zoology, which is necessary as a foundation science for an agricultural
education. Second, to fit the student in elementary and advanced ento-
mology, both economic and systematic, in order that he may pursue
this specialty after graduation. A course in economic entomology
is given to provide those students who are specializing in any of
the allied agricultural sciences with that information which is neces-
sary to their ideal development.
Students wishing to take advanced work in invertebrate zoology
here are advised to select some subject in entomology. As the
State and Experiment Station entomological work is conducted
through this department there are special advantages for students
in applied entomology.
The department library contains the majority of the principal
entomological publications, which are a great help in advanced
work. The laboratory is supplied with a large collection of insects
for the use of students and is well equipped with microscopes and
other apparatus necessary for practical work in entomology.
The Insectary of the State Horticultural Department and the
Maryland Experiment Station, which is joined to the laboratory,
affords facilities to a limited number of advanced students for special
I. Entomology. Lectures, laboratory and field work. This
course is designed as an introduction to all the other work in the
department. The lectures treat of the zoological position of in-
sects, the characteristics of the orders, sub-orders and the more im-
portant families, the habits and life histories of insects, with special
reference to those species that are of economic importance. The
laboratory and field work include the study of the more general
features of insect anatomy, the determination of some common
species and the collection and preservation of insects.
Sophomore Year, Third Term; 2 theoretical and 4 practical
periods per week.
II. Zoology. Both invertebrate and vertebrate zoology are
discussed in this course. For the time allowed, a very thorough study
is made of the classification, anatomy, physiology, characteristics
and habits of animals from the lowest to the highest forms. A rep-
resentative of each of the larger groups is dissected in the labora-
tory. This course is designed to give the student a general knowl-
edge of zoology.
Junior Year, First Term; 3 theoretical and 6 practical periods
III. Systematic Entomology. Open to students who have
taken course I or equivalent. A thorough study of the structure,
habits, life histories, and classification of insects. Intended for stu-
dents wishing to make entomology a specialty.
Junior Year, First and Third Terms; 2 theoretical and 4 prac-
tical periods per week,
IV. Economic Entomology. Lectures on applied ento-
mology. Discussion of the more important insect pests and the
methods of combating them.
Junior Year, Third Term ; 2 theoretical and 4 practical periods
V. Advanced Entomology. Open only to students who have
completed II, III or equivalents. Morphology and ecology of in-
sects. Special and research work will depend upon the ability and
special object of the student. This course is given for those who
wish to pursue entomology as a profession. Students making bot-
any their major subject will be required to take the equivalent of 3
theoretical periods per week in entomology.
Senior Year ; 10 periods per week.
DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY SCIENCE.
DR. SAMUEL S. BUCKLEY, PROFESSOR.
I. Microscopy. For students in Agricultural and General Sci-
ence courses. Laboratory exercises in the use and care of the micro-
scope. Methods of examination of fnesh and permanent prepara-
Sophomore Year, Second Term; 4 practical periods per week.
II. Histology. For students in the Agricultural and General
Science courses. The study of cells, and tissues and organs of the
animal body. This course is preparatory to Course III, given in
the Junior Year.
Sophomore Year, Second Term; 6 practical periods per week.
III. Comparative Anatomy and Physiology. For students
in the Agricultural and General Science courses. The elements of
physiology with special reference to nutrition. Particular attention
is given to the study of classes of animal foods and their digestion.
Junior Year, Second Term ; 9 practical periods per week.
IV. Veterinary Elements. For students of the Agricultural
course, this is a required study.
Senior Year, Second Term ; 4 theoretical and 6 practical periods
Note A. Students of the first year in the Two- Years' Agricul-
tural Course will receive instruction under III with the Junior Class,
and those of the second year in this course will receive IV with the
Note B. Students of the Short Winter Course in Agriculture
will receive instruction in practical veterinary matters and attend
lectures upon diseases of animals, 2 periods per week.
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY.
DR. H. B. MCDONNELL, PROFESSOR AND STATE CHEMIST.
JEROME J. MORGAN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR.
ASSISTANTS IN STATE WORK,
WM. R. WHARTON, R. C. WILEY, J. I. PALMORE, J. J. T. GRAHAM.
This department is charged with two distinct classes of work:
(i) the State fertilizer and food inspection, and (2) the instruction
of students. The State work necessitates the pubUcation of the
"Quarterly" bulletin, which is usually made up of the results of
the analyses of fertilizers or feeding stuffs, and is sent free of charge
to all Maryland farmers who apply. Students do no part of the
State work, the assistants being invariably college graduates. How-
ever, this work serves as a valuable object lesson to the advanced
The Chemical Laboratory Building is devoted entirely to chem-
istry. It is new and, not including basement, is two stories high.
On the first floor are the laboratories for the State fertilizer and
food control work, office, lecture room and balance room. On the
second floor are three laboratories for the use of students — one for
each class — a students' balance room with first-class chemical and
assay balances and a supply room. The assay furnaces are in the
basement. Each student is provided with a working desk, lockers,
reagents and apparatus. Additional apparatus and materials are
provided from the supply room, as needed.
The department is provided with a small, but well-selected,
library of standard reference books on Chemistry, to which addi-
tions are made from time to time.
Instruction in Chemistry is begun with the Sophomore year,
four hours per week being devoted to lectures and recitations, and
three to four hours to practical work in the laboratory by the stu-
dent, under the supervision of the instructor. In this way he comes
in direct contact with the substances studied, having at hand ample
facilities for learning their properties. Special attention is given to
the elements and compounds of practical and economic importance,
such as the air, water and soil, the elements entering into the com-
position of plants and animals, the useful metals, etc. The course
in the Sophomore year is intended to give the student that practical
and theoretical knowledge of elementary chemistry, which is essential
in the education of every man, no difference what his vocation. It
also serves as a foundation for advanced work in chemistry, if
such a course is chosen.
Advanced work in chemistry begins with the Junior year, if
the course in chemistry is selected, and the larger part of the stu-
dent's time is devoted to some branch of theoretical or practical
chemistry during the rest of his course, as outlined elsewhere.
The object of the full course in chemistry is to prepare the
graduate for positions in agricultural colleges, experiment stations,
the United States Department of Agriculture or in various indus-
tries that require the services of trained chemists. The demand for
our graduates for such positions is far in excess of the supply.
I. General Chemistry. Recitations and practical work in
the laboratory where the student performs the experiments under
the direction of the instructors. Qualitative analysis is started in
The text book is Remsen's "Introduction to the Study of
Sophomore Year, Three Terms; 4 recitations, and j to 4
practical periods per week.
II. Agricultural Chemistry. Text book: Snyder's "Chem-
istry of Plant and Animal Life."
Junior Year, First Term; 4 periods per week.
III. Qualitative Analysis. Text book: Seller's "Qualita-
Junior Year, First Term ; 2 periods, lectures and recitations and
12 periods practical work per week.
IV. Qualitative Analysis. For students taking Horticul-
ture, Agricultural and General Science Courses.
Text book: Seller's "Qualitative Analysis."
Junior Year, First Term; 6 periods practical work per week.
V. Inorganic Preparations. The preparation and purij&ca-
tion of inorganic compounds, fractional crystallization, etc.
Junior Year, First Term ; 4 practical periods per week.
VI. Quantitative Analysis. Easy analysis, such as the de-
termination of water in gypsum, iron in wire, iron oxide from heat-
ing reduced iron, analysis of marble, etc. The work is selected to
illustrate general principles.
Reference book: Fresenius' "Quantitative Analysis."
Junior Year, Second Term; i lecture and 12 periods practical
work per week.
VII. Quantitative Analysis. For students taking General
Science Course. A very brief course illustrating some of the gen-
eral principles in the quantitative study of chemistry.
Junior Year, Second and Third Terms; i theoretical and 4
practical periods per week.
VIII. Mineralogy. This is a course in determinative miner-
alogy. The most important minerals are identified by their most
characteristic physical and chemical properties, the blowpipe being
an important aid.
Text book: Brush's "Determinative Mineralogy and Blow-
Junior Year, Second Term; i lecture and 4 periods practical
IX. Organic Chemistry. Recitations and lectures.
Text book: Remsen's "Organic Chemistry."
Junior Year, Second Term, 2 periods; Third Term, 3 periods;
Senior Year, First Term, 3 periods per week.
X. Organic Preparations. The preparation in the labora-
tory of some of the typical organic compounds, determination of
boiling and melting points, lowering the freezing point by sub-
stances in solution, and combustion methods for determination of
carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen.
Reference books: Levy's "Organische Praeparate," and Rem-
sen's "Organic Chemistry."
Senior Year, Second Term ; 16 periods practical work per week.
XI. Volumetric Analysis and Assaying. This course will
be mostly Acidimetry and Alkalimetry, the determination of iron,
chlorine, silver, etc., by volumetric methods; and the fire assay of
gold, silver and lead ores.
Reference books: Sutton's "Volumetric Analysis" and Brown's
Junior Year, Third Term; 2 lectures and 16 periods practical
work per week.
XII. Theoretical Chemistry. This course will cover the
most important elements of this branch of the science, such as
atomic and molecular weights, valence, solutions, etc, ^ .
Text book : Remsen's "Theoretical Chemistry."
Senior Year, First Term; 2 periods per week.
XIII. Agricultural Chemical Analysis. This is a thorough
course in the analysis of fertilizers and fertilizing materials, feeding
stuffs, butter, milk, sugar, starch, etc.
Text book: "Methods of Analysis of the Association of Offi-
cial Agricultural Chemists."
Senior Year, First Term ; 20 practical periods per week.
XIV. Industrial Physical and Electrolytic Chemistry.
This course is intended to broaden the foundation of the student in
chemistry and the parts of the subjects covered will be selected
with special reference to the bearing on agricultural chemistry.
Reference books: Thorp's "Industrial Chemistry," Jones'
"Physical Chemistry" and Smith's "Electrolytic Chemistry."
Senior Year, Second and Third Terms ; 6 periods, lectures and
recitations and 4 periods of laboratory work per week the second
term, and 5 periods, lectures and recitations during the third term.
XV. Research. This will occupy nearly all of the student's
time in the laboratory. The results will be embodied in the gradu-
Senior Year, Third Term ; 20 periods per week.
The hours mentioned for practical work in the laboratory are
intended to be the minimum. The best students put in considerably
more time than this, the laboratories being open to advanced stu-
dents till 5 o'clock in the evenings and on Saturdays till noon.
Energetic students are glad to avail themselves of these oppor-
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS.
DR. T. H. TALIAFERRO, 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 appara-
tus are added to the equipment each year.
I. Elementary Physics. 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 number of problems, and his attention is directed to the
practical applications of the principles studied.
Text: Carhart & Chute's "High School Physics.''
Sophomore Year, First and Second Terms ; 2 periods per week.
II. Physics. 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 demon-
strations. A knowledge of the elements of plane trigonometry is
required for entrance. The laboratory work consists of a series of
experiments, mainly quantitative, designed to illustrate and verify
the laws and principles considered in the class-room, and to develop
in the student skill in manipulation and accuracy in making precise
measurements. Written reports of the work done in the laboratory
are required weekly.
Text books used: Ames' "Theory of Physics," and Ames and
Bliss' "Manual Experiments in Physics."
Junior Year, Three Terms; 4 periods class-room work, and 4
periods laboratory work per week.
More advanced work will be provided for students who have
completed the preceding courses, and who wish to continue the
study of physics.
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING.
DT. T. H. TALIAFERRO, PROFESSOR.
' The scope of the work of this department is indicated by the
courses outlined below, which include theoretical and practical sur-
veying, certain branches of applied mathematics, drawing, de-
signing of structures and engineering construction. Fundamental
principles are emphasized, and an effort is made to develop in the
student a habit of self reliance in the application of these princi-
ples. Opportunity is given for considerable practice in the use of
surveying instruments and in drafting. At present the instruc-
tion in drawing, graphic statics and structural designing is given by
the Mechanical Engineering Department. The subjects named be-
low form a part of the required work in the course in Civil En-
gineering and the complete curriculum of the course is to be found
in the Snyopsis of Courses.
I. Surveying. The course includes the use and adjustment of
engineering instruments; the methods of land surveying; the plot-
ting and computing of areas; dividing of land; the theory of
the stadia; true meridian lines; leveling; topographical surveying;
railroad curves, and cross sectioning. The department is equipped
with two surveyor's compasses, a Gurley transit with solar attach-
ment, and a 20-inch Gurley level.
Texts : Raymond's "Plans Surveying" and Pence & Ketchum's
Junior Year, three Terms ; i period per week, class-room work
and 5 periods of field practice First Term; 2 periods per week,
class-room work, 3 periods per week field practice. Second and
II. Topographical Drawing. Practice in free-hand lettering,
maps, profiles, topography, etc.
Junior Year, three Terms ; 6 periods per week First Term ; 8
periods Second Term, and 4 periods Third Term.
III. Structural Designing. Including roofs and bridges.
Text book : Thompson's "Bridge and Structural Design."
IV. Strength of Materials. 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." A
knowledge of integral calculus is required for entrance to the
Senior Year, First Term; 4 periods per week.
V. Hydraulics. Text book: Merriman's "Hydraulics."
Senior Year, Second and Third Terms ; 2 periods per week.
VI. Railway Engineering. Preliminary and location sur-
veys, cross sectioning, calculation of quantities, etc.
Text book: Searles' "Field Engineering,"
Senior Year, First Term ; 2 periods per week class-room work,
8 periods per week field work.
VII. Highway Engineering. Location, construction and
maintenance of roads.
Texts: Spalding's "Roads and Pavements" and the reports of
the Highway Division of Maryland Geological Survey.
Senior Year, Third Term ; 3 periods per week.
VIII. Practical Problems in Surveying and Engineering.
In i904-'o6 the work was as follows : Location of a spur track from
the B. & O. R. R. to the College; design of a drainage system for
agricultural purposes for a portion of the College farm; location of
a true meridian line by several methods ; location of electric railway
to College; plan for athletic field.
Senior Year, Second and Third Terms ; 8 to 12 practical periods
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.
harry gwinner, professor.
ENOCH F. garner, ASSISTANT.
HOWARD L. CRISP, ASSISTANT.
This department offers a four-years' course to those who desire
to prepare themselves to design and construct machinery or superin-
tend engineering establishments. The design of the course is to
furnish such theoretical instruction and engineering practice as will
prepare its graduates for immediate usefulness in the factory and
office, and after a moderate amount of professional experience, ena-
ble them to fill positions of trust and importance in this profession.
Instruction is given by means of lectures and recitations, ac-
companied by a large amount of practice in the drafting rooms and
- The course leads to the degree of B. S. in Mechanical Engineer-
ing upon the satisfactory completion of the work as outlined in
the Synopsis of Courses.
Equipment. The Mechanical Engineering Laboratories con-
sist of a two story brick building, 45 by 60 feet, containing the
wood-working and machine shops, drafting room and two lecture
rooms; a one story brick building, in which is the forge shop and
foundry, and an annex, 25 by 50 feet, containing the boilers, which
furnish steam for power, heat and experimental purposes, and the
electric lighting equipment.
The wood-working shop contains accommodations for students
in bench work and wood turning. The power machinery in this
shop is a band and circular saw, five 12-inch turning lathes, and a
In the forge shops are sixteen power forges, one hand forge, a
pressure fan and exhauster for keeping the shop free of smoke.
There is a full assortment of smiths' tools for each forge.
The foundry is equipped with a Whiting cupola, which melts
1,200 pounds of iron per hour; a brass filrnace, one Mellett core
oven, and with the necessary flasks and tools.
The machine shop equipment consists of one lo-inch Reed
speed lathe, one 22-inch Fifield engine-lathe, with compound rest,
one 12-inch Reed combined foot and power lathe, two 14-inch Reed
engine-lathes, one 24-inch Gray planer, one 16-inch Smith and Mills
shaper, one 24-inch Snyder drill press, one No. 4 Diamond emery
tool grinder, and an assortment of vises, taps, dies, pipe-tools and
An 8- by 12-inch engine drives the machinery of the wood-
working and machine 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 Navy. This engine will be re-
placed at the opening of the next session by a 9- by 14-inch auto-
matic cut-off, high speed engine, built by members of the Junior
and Senior Classes, after the standard design of the Atlas engine.
A lo-horse-power Fairbanks gasoline engine drives the blowers in
the foundry and forge shops.
The drafting room is well equipped for practical work, having
suitable benches, lockers and blue-print facilities.
I. Mechanical Drawing. Practice in plain lettering, use of
instruments, projections and simple working drawings, the plates
upon completion being enclosed in covers properly titled by the
Text book : Rouillion's "Mechanical Drawing."
Freshman Year, Three Terms; 6 periods per week.
II. Freehand Drawing. Straight and curved lines, letter-
ing, leaves, plants and ornaments.
Freshman Year, First Term; 6 periods per week.
III. Technical Instruction. Explanation of the reading of
mechanical drawings; the proper cutting angles, care and adjust-
ment of carpenter tools; relative strength of wood joints; wood,
its shrinking and warping, and how to correct and prevent. Drill
in pmblems in arithmetic, algebra and drawing by notes and
Text book : Goss' "Bench Work in Wood."
Freshman Year, First Term; 3 periods per week.
IV. Wood Work. During the first term is taught the use and
care of bench tools, exercise in sawing, mortising, tenoning and
laying out work from blue prints. The second term is devoted
to projects involving both construction, decoration and wood turn-
ing. During the third term is taught the principles and processes
of pattern making, together with enough foundry work to demon-
strate the uses of pattern making.
Freshman Year, three terms; 6 periods per week.
V. Mechanical Drawing. Detailing of machinery and
drawing to scale from blue prints. Tracing and blue printing, and
representation of flat and round surfaces by ink shading.
Text book: Rouillion's "Mechanical Drawing."
Sophomore Year, three Terms ; 4 to 6 periods per week.
VI. Elementary Applied Mechanics. 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 moments of beams.
Jamieson's "Applied Mechanics" is the text used.
Sophomore Year, First Term; 4 periods per week.
VII. Blacksmithing. The making of the fire and how to
keep it in order. The operations of drawing-out, upsetting and
bending of iron and steel, including the calculations of stock for
bent shapes. Welding. Construction of steel tools for use in the
machine shop, including tool dressing and tempering. Annealing.
Sophomore Year, First and Second Terms ; 6 periods per week.
VII. Foundry Work. Moulding in iron and brass. Core
making. The cupola and its management. Lectures on the selec-
tion of irons by fracture, fuels, melting and mixing of metals.
Sophomore Year, Third Term; 8 periods per week.
IX. Descriptive Geometry. Its relation to mechanical draw-
ing and the solution of problems relating to magnitudes in space
bearing directly upon those principally used by the mechanical en-
Text book: Fauce's "Descriptive Geometry."
Sophomore Year, Second and Third Terms ; 3 periods per week.
X. Elementary Machine Design. Freehand sketching of
the details of machinery and making working drawings of same.
Calculations and drawings of a simple type of steam engine. Notes
Junior Year, three Terms ; 6 periods per week.
XL Machine Work. Elementary principles of vise and ma-
chine work, which include turning, planing, drilling, screw cutting
and filing. This is preceded by study of the different machines used
in the machine shops.
Junior Year, three Terms; 6 periods per week.
XII. Steam Engines and Boilers. The principles of steam
and the steam engine, the slide valve and valve diagrams, the indi-
cator and its diagram; steam boilers, the various types and their
Text used is Jamieson's "Steam and Steam Engines."
Junior Year, First Term; 4 periods per week.
XIII. Power Plants. Lectures on the location, construction,
equipment and engineering of power plants.
Text book: Hutton's "Mechanical Engineering of Power
Senior Year, Second Term; 3 periods per week.
XIV. Machine Design. The calculation and design of pipes,
belt and tooth gearing, beams and cranes.
Text book: Low & Bevis' "Machine Drawing and Design."
Senior Year, three Terms ; 6 periods per week.
XV. Graphic Statics. The theory and practice of the graphi-
cal method of determining stresses in cranes, roof trusses and bridges
and stress on beams and girders due to traveling loads.
Text used: Merriman and Jacoby's "Graphic Statics."
Senior Year, First Term; 4 periods per week.
XVI. Machine Shop Work. Advanced machine work; the
laying out, assembling and construction of some piece of machinery
such as an engine-lathe or dynamo.
Senior Year, three terms; 8 periods per week.
XVII. Experimental Engineering. Determining the amount
of moisture in steam. The efficiency of the injector. The transit
and its use. Indicator practice, including the use of the plani-
meter. Slide valve setting. The slide rule and micrometer.
Senior Year, Third Term ; 6 periods per week.
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS.
R. W. SILVESTER, PROFESSOR.
HENRY T. HARRISON, ASSISTANT.
T. H. TALIAFERRO, 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
from the former consideration. All instruction in this work is with
a view to the equipping of students for the more practical work soon
The class work in Mathematics in the several courses consists
of arithmetic, bookkeeping, algebra, geometry (plane and solid),
trigonometry (plane and spherical), descriptive geometry, in its ap-
plication to mechanical drawing, analytical geometry, differential
and integral calculus, in their application to mechanics, engineering,
physics and surveying.
In the applied mathematics, bookkeeping is taught every stu-
dent. No matter what vocation a man intends to follow, a knowl-
edge of business forms and methods of systematic accounts is a re-
quisite to success. To be able to use an ordinary compass or transit,
for the purpose of laying out, dividing and calculating the area of
land, or of running outlines and leveling for the purpose of drain-
age, is a necessary accomplishment for every intelligent farmer.
I. Elementary Mathematics, General Review.
Freshman Year, First Term; 3 periods per week.
II. Algebra. Text book: Wentworth's "College Algebra."
Freshman Year, three Terms; 5 periods per wesek, First
Term; 8 periods. Second Term; 3 periods, Third Term.
III. Plane Geometry. Text book : Wentworth's "Plane
Freshman Year, Third Term, Sophomore Year, First Term; 5
periods per week.
IV. Solid Geometry, Text book: Wentworth's "Solid
Sophomore Year, Second Term ; 5 periods per week,
V. Trigonometry, Text book: Wentworth's "Plane Trigo-
Sophomore Year, Third Term; 6 periods per week,
VI. Analytical Geometry. Text book: Wentworth's "An-
Junior Year, First Term; 5 periods per week.
VII. Differential Calculus, Text book: Osborne's,
Junior Year, Second Term; 5 periods per week,
VIII. Integral Calculus, Text book : Osborne's,
Junior Year, Third Term; 5 periods per week,
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND CIVICS.
F. B. BOMBERGER, PROFESSOR.
CHARLES S. RICHARDSON, ASSISTANT.
This department, as its name implies, covers the work of two
distinct courses of instruction. It seeks to prepare the student by
systematic training in the history, structure and use of the EngHsh
language, 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
The course in English, of necessity, lies at the base of all other
courses of instruction. 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 prac-
tical value of the EngHsh 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 language, literature, English and American,
theoretical and practical rhetoric, logic, psychology, critical reading
and analysis, and constant exercise in expression, composition and
The course in civics is especially designed to prepare young
men for the active duties of citizenship. The first year is devoted to
the study of general history, followed by the principles of civil gov-
ernment, constitutional history, political economy, with special ref-
erence to current, social and industrial problems, and, finally, lec-
tures on the elements of business law.
I. Language and Composition. English language, review of
grammar, practical exercise in analysis, synthesis and etymology,
composition and letter writing. Work in composition consists of the
preparation of twelve themes upon assigned topics.
Texts used: Lockwood's "Lessons in English," Buehler's "Ex-
ercises in English" and Swinton's "Word Analysis."
Freshman Year, three Terms; 5 periods per week.
II. American Literature. A study of the most important
writers with a view to giving the student an exact knowledge of
Text used: Watkin's "American Literature."
Freshman Year, Third Term; 3 periods per week; Sophomore
Year, First Term; 4 periods per week.
III. Rhetoric and Composition. Principles and practice of
rhetoric and composition. Work in rhetoric consists of a study
of the principles of diction, the sentence, the paragraph, the dis-
course, forms of prose, and the nature, form and structure of poetry.
Work in composition consists of twelve themes, illustrating
Text used: Lockwood's and Emerson's "Composition and
Sophomore Year, First and Second Terms ; 4 periods per week.
IV. English Literature. Study of the history and chief
writers of English literature.
Text used: Stopford's Brooke's "EngHsh Literature."
Sophomore Year, Third Term; 3 periods per week.
V. Composition. Practice in English Composition. Special
lectures. Work in composition consists of twelve themes discussing
English classics studied in class, or subjects involved in the study
of civics. Special attention is paid to the oration and short story
during the third term.
Junior Year, three Terms; i period per week.
VI. English Literature. Text books: Pancoast's "Eng-
lish Literature," Halleck's "English" and Taine's "English Lit-
Junior Year, First Term ; 5 periods per week.
VII. Logic. Principles and practice of logic.
Text used: Jevon's Hill's "Logic."
Junior Year, Third Term ; 4 periods per week.
VIII. English Classics. Critical study of English classics.
Senior Year, three Terms; 4 periods per week.
IX. Psychology. Principles of Psychology. Text book and
Text used: Dewey's "Psychology."
Senior Year, First Term; 4 periods per week.
X. Composition. Advanced work in English Composition.
Special lectures. Eight themes illustrating special processes.
Senior Year, three Terms; i period per week.
I. English History. Study of the outlines of English history.
Text used: Montgomery's "English History."
Freshman Year, First Term; 4 periods per week.
II. Ancient History. Outlines of ancient history. Text book
Text used: Myers' "Ancient History."
Freshman Year, Second and Third Terms ; 4 and 3 periods per
III. Current Topics. Senior Year.
I. Civics. Civil Government in the United States.
Text books used: Fiske's "Civil Government," Hindsdale's
"American Government" and Clark's "Outline of Civics."
Junior Year, Second and Third Terms; 3 periods per week.
II. Business Law. Lectures on business law as used in every-
Text used : Parson's "Commercial Law."
Senior Year, First Term; 3 periods per week.
III. Political Economy. Principles of political economy and
industrial development of the United States, economic science and
Text used: Walker's "Political Economy."
Senior Year, Second and Third Terms; 4 periods per week.
DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES.
THOMAS H. SPENCE, PROFESSOR.
The Department of Languages embraces the study of three
branches : Latin, French and German. All students are required to
take the courses in German. Students in the General Science Course
may elect to take Latin in the Freshman year.
The course of study in Latin is given with two ends in view —
first, to train the mind into accurate and close methods of reasoning ;
second, to give the student a more thorough and comprehensive
knowledge of his own language than he could otherwise acquire.
Especial attention is paid to Latin forms and terminations.
- So large a proportion of modern scientific literature is in Ger-
man and French that a reading knowledge of these languages has
become almost essential to the student pursuing advanced courses in
the various spheres of scientific research. Instruction in these
branches is given therefore, to enable the student to translate in-
telligently the works of French and German masters in the domain
of science, for, frequently there are no English versions of their
works. As the student becomes more familiar with foreign scien-
tific terms and construction, he is required to translate treatises bear-
ing upon the special line of work, which he may be pursuing. The
study of French (I, II) is offered as an option in the Senior year.
I. GRi\MMAR AND COMPOSITION. For studcuts of the Freshman
class who elect Latin in place of History.
The aim of this course is to give the student a familiarity with
Latin forms and terminations, and enable him to read simple Latin
Text books: Gildersleeve's "New Latin Primer," Collier and
Daniel's "First Year Latin," or Bingham's "Latin Grammar."
Freshman Year, three Terms; 4 and 3 periods per week.
I. Grammar and Conversation. Text book: Otis' "Elemen-
Sophomore Year, Third Term ; 5 periods per week.
- II. Translation. Text books selected from the following:
Hauff's "Das Kalte Herz," Schiller's "Der Neffe als Onkel," Hil-
lern's "Hocher als die Kirche," Grandgent's "AH Baba and the
Forty Thieves," Sybel's "Die Erhebung Europeas," Walther's
"Algemeine Meereskunde," Northrup's "Geschichte der Neuen
Welt," Brant and Day's "Scientific German," and others.
Junior Year, three Terms ; 3 periods per week.
III. Translation of Scientific German. Selected readings
from various texts and periodicals.
Senior Year, three Terms ; 4 periods per week.
I. Grammar and Composition. Text book: Whitney's
Sophomore Year, First Term ; 4 periods per week.
II. Translation. Text books: Super's "French Reader,"
Rougemont's "La France," Fenelon's "Telemaque," Herdler's
"Scientific French Reader," also French scientific periodicals.
Sophomore Year, Second and Third Terms; 4 periods per
week. Alternative with German (III) in Senior Year; 5 periods
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SPEAKING.
CHARLES S. RICHARDSON, PROFESSOR.
The object of this department is to give a thorough training in
public 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 delivery, but also developing the power of logical thought.
I. Articulation, accent, modulation, force and elocutionary
pause; expressive management of the body, attitude and motion.
Selections of poetry and prose are read and declaimed by students.
Freshman Year, First Term; i period per week.
II. Simple lectures on orators and oratory. Methods of an-
alysis and subjects for orations. Original orations by students, both
extempore and prepared, on simple abstract subjects and speeches
before the class on the less complex public questions. Subjects for
orations requiring research in different departments of knowledge.
Lectures on parliamentary law.
Freshman Year, Second Term ; 2 periods per week.
III. A review of all the work of the Freshman Year. More
advanced selections for declamation (Shakespeare, Macaulay, Web-
ster, etc.). Lectures on ancient and modern orators, with readings
and declamations, by students, from orations.
Sophomore Year, First Term; i period per week.
IV. Extempore speeches by students on various subjects.
Prepared original orations by students on abstract subjects. Pre-
pared original orations by students on subjects requiring careful
and intelligent research, including the important public issues of
the day as Tariff, Currency, Territorial Expansion, Trades Unions,
Trusts, Federal Control of Public Utilities, etc. Lectures on par-
Sophomore Year, Second Term; 2 periods per week.
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL CULTURE.
CHARLES S. RICHARDSON, DIRECTOR.
The physical culture of the students is provided for by a regu-
lar 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
exercises, the instruction covers the whole field of light and heavy
gymnastic and field and track athletics.
The equipment and arrangement of the Gymnasium is very
complete, 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 and Freshman
Three periods per week, Preparatory and First and Second
Terms, Freshman Year.
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
ascertained, 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
Athletic Association, of which mention is made under the head of
EDWARD LLOYD, MAJOR, U. S. A., COMMANDANT.
The Military Department is a distinctive feature of the College.
By 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 officer of the United States Army is detailed to
act as instructor in military tactics and as commandant of cadets.
The Military Department of this College is in a most flourish-
ing condition. All students upon entering, unless physically in-
capacitated, are enrolled in one of the companies of the cadet battal-
ion. 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 supervision of the Commandant, and the
discipline of the College is generally 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," and outpost duty. The study of tactics and lectures on
military science, with practical lessons in procedure of military
courts, constitute the class-room work of the department.
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 mater-
ially to the usefulness of the College as an educational institution.
The discipline of the College, as has been stated, is generally
military in its character. Students are under the control of cadet
officers, subject to the direction of the officer in charge, who makes
a daily report to the Commandant of Cadets. The final authority,
however, in all cases, is the President of the College.
All students are expected to conduct themselves as young gen-
tlemen worthy of respect and confidence, and to be zealous and loyal
to duty under all circumstances. Upon entrance, each one is re-
quired to give his word that he will comply with all the rules and
regulations of the institution. A copy of the rules is then given
him, and he is held responsible for all acts in disregard thereof.
Cadet officers in receiving the honors which promotion implies^ ac-
cept with them obligations and duties which they are hound to re-
gard. This is the keynote of student government. Failure in duty
means, necessarily, forfeiture of confidence and rank.
Punishment for trivial breaches of regulations consists of de-
privation of privileges, confinement to grounds or rooms, or special
military duties ; for aggravated offenses punishment may be suspen-
sion or expulsion, at the discretion of the Faculty and the President.
If an excessive number of demerits be given to any student
during one term, marked deficiency in conduct is apparent, and his
parents or guardian must at once remove him from the College,
The awarding of commissions and of warrants to officers and
non-commissioned officers of the battalion is based on soldierly bear-
ing, observance of the rules of the College and scholastic attainments.
The facts on which the final standing is made for recommendation
for promotion are obtained from the Commandant's record of sold-
ierly bearing and conduct, and from the recorded reports of the
Faculty as to conduct, recitations and examinations. Commissioned
officers are selected from the Senior Class. These officers are re-
quired to serve for the year, performing all duties imposed by the
regulations of the College as a part of their regular course of train-
ing. Their conduct as officers will be rated as a study, having a
value of five (5) theoretical periods per week, and a quarterly grade
will be given. Failure to perform such duties shall constitute a de-
ficiency, causing forfeiture of both diploma and commission. AH
members of the Senior Class will be required to perform these
duties. All seniors with quarters in barracks will be required to
drill either as officers or privates. Sergeants are selected from the
Junior Class, and corporals from the Sophomore Class. Excep-
tions will be made to this order, only when the number of men in
any one class qualified for promotion 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, which is required 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 individuals. The student's measure is
taken after he arrives at the College, and the fit is guaranteed. For
fall and winter the uniform is of substantial cadet-gray cloth, while
in spring and summer a uniform of light khaki is used.
HENRY T. HARRISON, PRINCIPAL.
CHARLES S. RICHARDSON, ASSOCIATE.
This department was organized in 1892, and is designed to
meet the requirements of those students who have not had the ad-
vantages 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
Freshman 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
work. Students in this department are subject to the same mili-
tary regulations as other students.
I. Arithmetic. Wentworth's "Grammar School Arithmetic,*'
First and Second Terms; lo periods per week.
II. Arithmetic. Advanced work.
Third Term ; 5 periods per week.
III. Algebra. Wentworth's "Algebra" as far as quadratics.
Three Terms ; 5 periods per week.
IV. History. United States History, completed.
Three Terms; 4 periods per week.
V. Geography. Descriptive Geography, completed.
First Term; 5 periods per week.
VI. Geography. Davis's "Physical Geography." Completed,
Second Third Terms ; 4 periods per week.
VII. English. Spelling, technical grammar, parsing, and
analysis, composition, letter writing and elocution.
Three Terms ; 8 periods per week.
VIII. Book-keeping. Single Entry.
Third Term; 5 periods per week.
THE COLLEGE LIBRARY.
F. B. BOMBERGER, librarian.
The College Library may properly be regarded as one of the
departments 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 ar-
ranged and lighted, and is in all respects comfortable and con-
While the Library is not large, the collection of works has
been carefully chosen, and the shelves contain a fair supply of
works of reference, history, biography, essays, poetry and the stand-
ard works of fiction. Several hundred volumes of bound United
States Government Reports comprise an important addition to the
reference works of the Library. Most of the leading magazines
and a large number of newspapers are subscribed for; technical
periodicals and works of reference relating to specific branches are
deposited in the libraries of the various departments.
Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for valu-
able additions to the College Library: Johns Hopkins University —
Reports of Geological Survey, Weather Service and Highway Com-
mission; the United States Department of Agriculture Bulletins,
Year Books and daily Weather Maps; and the county press for
copies of their publications.
COURSES OF STUDY.
In order to systematize the work of the different departments of
the College, and as far as possible arrange for specialization within
limits consistent with the normal development of individual students,
six distinct courses of study have been prepared, one of which the
student is expected to choose upon entering the regular college
These courses are Agriculture, Horticulture, General Science,
Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering.
A continuous and progressive course of work, beginning in the
Freshman year with a nearly uniform course for all students and
gradually separating in the three succeeding years until the class-
work is almost wholly specialized has been found to be most satis-
factory. A broad and liberal foundation in English, fundamental
mathematics and history is first laid in the Freshman and Sopho-
more years, and then the particular line of study desired is em-
phasized more and more until the end of the course.
In the tabular statement of the courses the hours per week
are given, the numbers in parenthesis denoting practical or labora-
tory periods, others theoretical or recitation periods.
The agricultural course is designed to fit the student for con-
ducting practical operations on the farm or, should taste or circum-
stance so direct, to successfully prosecute advanced scientific research
along the lines of agronomy or animal husbandry. With this end
in view the course has been made at once comprehensive and techni-
cal, comprehensive enough to include whatever is necessary for the
complete development of the work yet technical enough to make the
student feel that he is a specialist and equipped for special work.
The agricultural course is the result of development. While a
man must specialize to attain any eminent success, yet in agricul-
tural science it is not possible to specialize to the same degree as in
some others, because it is itself made up of many sciences. Ex-
perience has clearly shown also that in agriculture the practical
must keep even pace with the theoretical, that true education trains
the eye and hand as well as the intellect and should give to the stu-
dent the ability not only to acquire and originate ideas but also to
express them in words and deeds.
Throughout the Freshman year and the first two terms of the
Sophomore year the course is non-technical.
At the beginning of the third term of the Sophomore year,
agronomy, the production of farm crops, is taken up by all students
In the Junior year the course is divided into two sections,
known as the Division of Agronomy and the Division of Animal
Husbandry. This arrangement enables the student to specialize
along which ever line accords with his interests or desires, while
at the same time he is taught the fundamental facts of both. This
enables him to see most clearly, and to harmonize his work to, the
relations which must exist between these great branches of
TWO-YEARS' COURSE IN AGRICULTURE.
A large number of young men seeking to better themselves in
their chosen profession of farming are calling for instruction in
those courses pertaining to practical agriculture. Many of them
have neither the time nor means at hand to take the full four-years'
course, but while away to school they wish to gain the greatest pos-
sible amount of instruction and assistance which is particularly
applicable to the farm. The farm can no longer be run in the old-
time haphazard way. There is a demand for skill and the highest
order of intelligence to make a success on the farm, as in any other
line of human endeavor. Brains must be planted with each little
seed, and again put into the feeding trough for the animal. To
meet the demand for instruction along these lines, and for a better
understanding of the underlying principles of successful agriculture,
a short course of two years has been provided.
It embraces much of the technical work of the four-years'
course, and is especially designed to lay a foundation that will
secure success in practical farming, which, as it must be conducted
today, is a union of many interests. To enter this course a working
knowledge of arithmetic, including fractions, mensuration and per-
centage, and a common-school training in English, is required.
upon completion of this course a certificate is granted, taking
the place of the diploma for the four-years' course.
SPECIAL WINTER COURSE IN AGRICULTURE.
A ten-weeks' course, designed for those who are unable to take
one of the longer courses, and including the largest amount 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. The College authorities have removed the nominal
charge of $5.00. We are anxious to have the young men of Mary-
land who intend to remain on the farm, embrace this opportunity.
Many cannot afford a four-years' course ; this solves the problem for
Each student will be required to take not less than two
hundred and fifty hours of work. Two hundred of these must be
devoted to the following specified studies :
Soils, 22 hours. Agricultural Chernistry, 20 hours.
Farm Dairying, 40 hours. Farm Live Stock, 18 hours.
Manures, 20 hours. Stock Feeding, 15 hours.
Plant Production, 25 hours. Horticulture, 40 hours.
The other fifty hours will be devoted to such topics as the stu-
dent may elect from the following: Veterinary Science, 40 hours;
Tobacco, 5 hours; Plant Physiology and Pathology, 15 hours;
Economic Entomology, 20 hours; Carpentering and Blacksmithing,
45 hours ; Farm Accounts, 12 hours ; Road Construction and Level-
ing, 5 hours; Civil Government, 10 hours.
Tuition and room free. No expense for use of laboratories or
supplies. Good board at moderate rates can be secured in the neigh-
boring villages of Berwyn, Lakeland, Riverdale and Hyattsville — all
within a short distance of the College and Experiment Station.
Electric cars make frequent connections. A limited number can be
accommodated at the College at $40.00 for the course. Students
will be expected to furnish their own bed clothes, pillows, towels,
napkins and overalls for dairy work. Short course students are not
required to drill or wear uniforms.
The Horticultural Course is designed to give practical and
scientific instruction in the great productive occupation of Horticul-
ture, for which Maryland is so naturally adapted. Practical work
in orchard, garden and greenhouse is made a prominent feature of
the course, especially in its early part, which is designed to train
young men in all the details of general fruit and truck growing. In
this work the orchards, nursery and vineyard of the College and
Experiment Station, which contain a great many varieties of all
hardy commercial fruits, are used for practice and demonstration.
In the Freshman and Sophomore years the work is not materially
different from that of the Agricultural and General Science courses,
but in the Junior and Senior years the subjects of the course become
grouped and specialized, and include a thesis upon some horticultural
The advanced work in Horticulture is built on the practical
work before outlined, but tends to the scientific side, and the train-
ing of men for scholastic and experimental work in colleges, ex-
periment stations, or in the Department of Agriculture. Excursions
are made by the students to floral establishments in Baltimore and
Washington to note and study the commercial aspects of floricul-
ture. Models in landscape architecture and treatment are furnished
by the parks and government grounds in and about the national
capitol. The State Horticultural Society, by its meetings and
exhibitions, affords the horticultural students of the College excel-
lent training in the work of identifying, noting and judging fruit
TWO-YEARS' COURSE IN HORTICULTURE.
The two-years' course in Horticulture is intended for young
men who wish to devote themselves to fruit and vegetable growing,
or to commercial nursery or flower business, and who cannot afford
the time required for a regular college course.
The course includes practically all of the subjects given in the
Department of Horticulture, and those of the courses in Agriculture
that are of importance for the study of general horticulture. Be-
sides these, there is also a good training in English Language, Bot-
any, Entomology and Chemistry.
upon finishing the course the student gets a certificate, which
gives him credit for the work he has completed at the College.
GENERAL SCIENCE COURSE.
The General Science Course is designed for those who desire to
secure the advantages of a general liberal education, with the op-
portunity of specializing in some line of modern science. The basis
of this course is a thorough training in mathematics, English and
the principles of citizenship and government.
The scientific work of this includes Agriculture, Horticulture,
Botany, Physics, Chemistry, Entomology, Zoology and Veterinary
Science. In his first two years the student receives a general intro-
duction to the several sciences, one of which in his Junior and
Senior Year becomes his choice for more detailed work. A thesis
upon some topic in the selected field completes his course, and
entitles him to the degree of Bachelor of Science.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COURSE.
The work of the several years of this course differs from the
preceding courses (Agricultural, Horticultural and (General Science)
mainly in the omission of those subjects of a biological character and
inclusion of mathematics and shop work. The shop work supple-
ments the mathematical, especially in the last two years, when prob-
lems in machine design are worked out, so far as time allows in the
actual construction of the parts designed. The practical work of
this course is most thorough. The student is familiarized from the
first with the use of tools and implements used in wood and iron
work. He is given daily practice in the shops, and is encouraged
to develop whatever inventive talent he may have. Results have
shown that students completing this course have no difficulty in
securing employment immediately upon graduation in the field of
mechanics or mechanical engineering.
CIVIL ENGINEERING COURSE.
The Civil Engineering course offers a young man an oppor-
tunity to obtain a preliminary training in civil engineering that will
enable him to engage in practical engineering work in the field or
in the drafting room with the assurance that he has the necessary-
preparation to profit by the experience thus afforded; or if he de-
sires to pursue a more extended course at a technical school of
higher grade, he will be entitled to advanced standing. The curri-
culum, which is outlined on following pages, includes studies of
cultured value, the fundamental sciences which form the basis of
engineering, and work of a technical character. Students who have
found themselves deficient in ability to learn mathematics are not
advised to enter an engineering course. Upon the satisfactory
completion of this course the degree of Bachelor of Science, in
Civil Engineering, is conferred.
The Course in Chemistry is essentially the same as the Gener-
al Science Course until the beginning of the Junior year, though any
of the four-year courses would prepare for this, as the amount of
chemistry is the same in all courses to the end of the Sophomore
year, and the demands on the agricultural or technical chemist are
now so varied that a foundation with more of the essentials of the
agricultural or the mechanical courses is often desirable.
Beginning with the Junior year the major part of the stu-
dent's time is devoted to chemistry, the practical work in the labora-
tory occupying approximately half of his time. The course is es-
sentially a course in agricultural chemistry fitting the graduate for
positions in agricultural colleges, experiment stations, or the United
States Department of Agriculture.
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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 i8th and 19th, 1907. 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 require-
ments are: English grammar, arithmetic, as far as percentage,
United States history and political geography.
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 a certi-
ficate from county or city schools covering the work of the lower
College classes as hereinbefore stated. Experience has proven that
it is almost impossible for a new student to succeed in the work of
the mechanical course as a Sophomore ; and such assignment will be
made only upon the candidate presenting satisfactory evidence of
proficiency in drawing and wood work.
Every applicant for admission to the College must bring satis-
factory testimonials as to his character and scholarship from his
former teacher. This will be absolutely insisted upon. No student
need apply for entrance who cannot furnish such credentials.
Students from newly acquired territory or any foreign country
must have a guardian appointed with parental powers, with whom
the President can deal in any case of emergency. Students who
cannot speak English are undesirable, and are advised that satis-
factory progress at this College on their part cannot be expected
until they have familiarized themselves partly, at least, with the
EXAMINATIONS AND PROMOTIONS.
In order to pass from one class to the next higher a stu-
dent is required to pass an examination in each study pursued by a
mark of at least sixty per cent, and to have a combined mark in
each branch (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. However, no student in the Mechanical or
Civil Engineering Courses will be promoted to the Junior Qass,
who is deficient in Sophomore Mathematics.
For rules for military promotions see Military Department.
Detailed reports are sent to parents and guardians at the end
of every quarter. These give the grade of the student in every
branch of study, his attendance record, and his conduct record with
comment by the President upon each item.
In addition to this, monthly reports are issued for October,
November, January, February and April, These give general in-
formation as to scholarship, conduct, attendance and health, and
call attention to deficiency in any one of these particulars.
GRADUATION AND DEGREES.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE.
As a requisite for graduation, the candidate for this degree
must, in addition to having satisfactorily completed the work pre-
viously outlined, submit a thesis, which meets the approval of the
The subject for this thesis must be approved by the head of
the department in which the investigation is to be pursued prior to
February ist, and the thesis completed must be submitted not later
than May 15th.
MASTER 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 gradu-
ate study for one 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' stand-
ing, who are employed in any of the departments of the College and
who have completed the equivalent of the above course of study.
Candidates under this clause must have their applications approved
by the Faculty eighteen months before they contemplate receiving
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 avail-
able, have completed a course equivalent to (i) and who have
passed in the required examinations and have presented a satis-
MASTER OF ARTS.
The degree of Master of Arts may be conferred upon gradu-
ates of this College holding the Bachelor of Arts degree, and who
conform to the following rules:
1. The candidate must apply for the degree in writing at least
one scholastic year before the degree will be conferred. The appli-
cation must contain a description of the extra work, by virtue of
which the candidate expects to receive the degree.
2. The candidate must submit one or more theses on subjects
assigned by the Professor of English and Civics; said thesis or
theses must be approved by the President of the College, the Pro-
fessor of English and Civics and the Professor of Languages o^
3. The candidate must be prepared to submit to an examina-
tion in the works of the following authors: Caesar, Nepos, Sallust,
Virgil, Cicero, Ovid, Horace, Livy, Tacitus, Plautus, Terence,
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS. ^
The College offers a number of scholarships — four for Balti-
more City, and one for each county of the State. These scholar-
ships are awarded to the successful candidate in competitive ex-
aminations, conducted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction
of Baltimore City, and in the counties by the County School Super-
intendent. All scholarship students must be prepared for entrance
to the Freshman Class, and are required to take the regular en-
trance examination. Each scholarship is good for four years, or
for such part thereof as the holder 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 to the
Freshman Qass. Alternates are to be thus examined, as well as
principals 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
secure the same, pass the entrance examination of the College, and
(if entering in January) such other examination as may be re-
quired to join the Freshman Class. To hold a scholarship, the stu-
dent must make all payments promptly 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 examina-
tions, or by presenting satisfactory certificates, candidates for schol-
arship may be permitted to enter the Sophomore Class." A stu-
dent who fails of promotion, thereby forfeits his scholarship and the
School Board which granted such scholarship will be notified ac-
There are also offered by the College a limited number of "In-
dustrial Scholarships." The holder of such a scholarship is required
to work as a waiter or janitor a definite number of hours per day;
these hours are so arranged as to conflict as little as possible with
his time for study or recitation. Industrial scholarship students
are not required to drill.
In consideration of their work a rebate of $150 a year is
granted each of these students.
A selection is made from applicants for this scholarship on the
basis of mental preparation, physical ability and moral character.
Preference will be given to the sons of citizens of Maryland. Ap-
plications for this scholarship specifying age, weight, mental ad-
vancement and enclosing testimonial of moral character must be
made in writing to the President of the College prior to September
I St, and the successful applicants for this scholarship will be notified
to report in person at the College on September the i6th.
A limited amount of money can be earned by students by tak-
ing 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.
FACILITIES FOR RELIGIOUS WORSHIP.
The College is undenominational in character. The daily ex-
ercises of the College are opened with worship in the College
Every Sunday afternoon services are conducted by a minister
of some Christian denomination, an effort being made to have all the
more prominent churches represented in the pulpit. There is an
Episcopal Church at College Park, and at Berwyn one mile north
and at Riverdale one mile south are Presbyterian churches. In Hy-
attsville, two miles south, may be found Catholic, Episcopal, Pres-
byterian, Baptist and Methodist churches. Students are encouraged
to attend the church with which they desire to worship.
COLLEGE REGULATIONS. >^
The attention of parents is earnestly called to the following
rules in force at this College: The College authorities can succeed
in conferring the maximum amount of training upon the student
only with and by the active support and earnest co-operation of the
parent. The President of the College is always ready and willing
to discuss any failures in a student's record with his parent or
guardian, and correspondence on this subject is always welcome.
Three reports are sent to parents 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
work is made.
No student will be accepted as a matriculate until the contract
card containing the following agreement for matriculation is signed
by parent or guardian and received by the President of the College :
"It is understood that the President of the College as the exe-
cutive of the same, and acting for the Board of Trustees, a party
to this contract, has the right to ask the withdrawal of a student at
any time, when in his judgment such withdrawal may be necessary
either for the interest of the young man or the institution which he
attends. It is further understood that a parent or guardian can at
any time withdraw his son or ward, subject to regulations herein
A cadet manifesting an indifference to the observance of the
rules and regulations of the institution or wanting in proper at-
tention to the preparation of his work, will be cautioned to improve
in these particulars. Failing to do so his parents upon notice given
by the President must withdraw their son. '
A special pledge to refrain from what is popularly known as
"hazing," and from taking unfair means in examinations is required
of every applicant for entrance, before he will be allowed to ma-
triculate. Parents should impress upon their sons that failure to
live up to this pledge is a dishonor which unfits them to be longer
inmates of the College. "Hazing' is invariably punished by instant
Frequent absences from the College are invariably of great dis-
advantage to the student, in breaking in upon the continuity of his
work, and in distracting his mind from the main purpose of his at-
tendance at the institution. Parents are therefore earnestly asked
to refrain from granting frequent requests to leave the College.
Students will not be permitted to leave classes or quarters dur-
ing study hours to answer telephone calls, unless they are urgent.
Students will not be permitted to make contracts or to sell any
article to their associates without the approval of the President.
The sale of second hand furniture or clothing to new cadets is
prohibited unless the sale be approved by the commandant of cadets.
The College will not be responsible for articles left in the bar-
racks during vacation, nor for valuables left by students in their
rooms at any time. They should be deposited with the College
Treasurer who will place them in the College safe and give a re-
BXJI<£S OF COMMITTEE ON COLLEGIATE ROUTINE, ENDOBSED BY THE FACULTY.
1. A student may not change his course of study unless at the writ-
ten request of his parent or guardian, and after said request has been
endorsed by the dean of the course abandoned, and the dean of the course
requested, and approved by this committee.
2. Examinations to make up conditions will be given only at times
set apart by this committee. These dates will be just before the regular
quarterly examinations in December, April and June; also the day before
the resumption of college work in September. Notice of intention to take
these examinations must be filed in writing with the chairman of the
schedule committee at least 10 days before examinations commence. Should,
for any reason, a special examination be requested at any other time a
charge of $2.00 will be made for each subject on which the applicant is
3. To attain proficiency a student must make an examination grade
of 60 per cent. ; also a term average of 70 per cent In case of failure,
upon re-examination, a grade of 70 per cent, is required.
4. A student may not be promoted if conditioned in more than one
5. A student may not be promoted if he has any conditions of more
than a year outstanding.
6. No student may be promoted from the Preparatory Department
with any condition,
7. Any student who uses unfair means in examination will (1) re-
ceive no further examination in same subject; (2) receive zero for ex-
amination grade; (3) receive no commission; (4) receive no diploma.
8. A student Is subject to an oral examination at any time within
ten days after written examination.
9. An examination paper, containing erasure or showing alterations,
may be rejected at the discretion of the Professor in charge, and a new ex-
amination ordered by this committee.
10. In computing term averages, the daily grade is computed at 2,
the examination grade at 1.
11. The yearly average in all studies is computed by giving each
subject a weight according to the mean number of hours per week in-
volved ; theoretical periods being given a value of 2, practical periods 1.
12. Senior students must submit subjects for graduating theses prior
to February 1, and all theses for graduation must be completed prior to
13. No special courses are permitted save by consent of this com-
mittee. In case consent is granted for a special course, the certificate
awarded attesting work will not have the College seal nor the Governor's
14. No student may take work in more than one class during any
No charge is made for tuition, books or diplomas. No reduc-
tions are made for regular vacations.
The expenses of the College year for the several classes of stu-
dents are as follows:
Boarding Students. — Board, heat, light and room $200.(X).
Scholarship Students. — Board, heat, light and room $ioo.oo.
Day Students. — Room, heat and tuition $40.00.
Short Winter Course Students. — Board, heat, light and
room for the course $40.00.
Students entering College after November ist, or leaving the
same prior to the close of the scholastic year will be charged for
the time they are here as follows, viz:
Boarding students at the rate of $25.00 per month.
Scholarship students at the rate of $13.00 per month.
Day students at the rate of $5.00 per month.
Students withdrawing after entrance, must pay the charge for
at least one month's attendance.
Table board for students not rooming at the College will be
$14.00 per month, or 25 cents per meal.
TIME OF PAYMENT.
For Boarding Students $50.00 on entrance, $50.00 November
15, $50.00 February ist, $50.00 April ist.
For Scholarship Students, $25.00 on entrance, $25.00 Novem-
ber 15th, $25.00 February ist, $25.00 April ist.
For Day Students $10.00 on entrance, $10.00 November 15th,
$10.00 February ist, $10.00 April ist.
Promptness of payment is essential and must be made in ad-
vance, by order of the Board of Trustees,
No fees of any character will be charged by the College.
Students will be admitted free of cost to membership in the
College Athletic Association.
Damage to College property by students will be promptly re-
ported to parents or guardians and prompt payment expected.
All College property in the possession of the individual stu-
dent, such as his room, furniture, books, apparatus and military
equipment, will be charged against him and the parent or guardian
must assume responsibility for its return without abuse, to the
proper department at the end of each scholastic year, at which time
the account will be cancelled. If abused, the cost of replacing or
repairing the abused article, must be paid by the parent or guardian.
Damage to College property in public places in the building and
on the grounds by the students will be charged to the whole student
body, pro rata, unless the offender is known. In such cases, the
whole expense of repairing or replacing the damaged property will
be charged to the parent or guardian of the offending party. The
matriculation of a student is evidence of the acceptance of this
Coaching for backward students will be provided by the Presi-
dent upon application.
Dress Uniform (coat, trousers and cap) $15.60
Khaki Uniform (coat, trousers, hat and leggins) 5.50
Shirt and belt 1.25
*Price quoted on basis of last year's contract.
Payments for uniforms must be made on delivery. This is re-
quired by the firm manufacturing them.
ARTICLES NECESSARY TO BE PROVIDED.
All students are required to provide themselves with the follow-
ing 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).
2 pairs sheets (for single bed).
4 pillow cases.
2 white dimity bedspreads (three quarters size).
I chair (uniform).
1 mattress (uniform).
The room-mates together purchase the following articles :
2 table cloths (uniform).
2 clothes bags (uniform).
All the articles marked (uniform) in the foregoing list can
best be purchased after the student arrives at the College. The cost
of the entire 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 requirement will subject the student to much inconvenience.
Any excess will be returned promptly.
Students' clubs for religious, social, literary and athletic pur-
poses are encouraged as a means of creating class and college pride
and developing an esprit de corps among the students. Each class
has its own organization in which matters relating to the class are
discussed and directed. Officers are elected and the unity of the
class preserved. This has been found to be a decided aid to disci-
pline and tends to raise the standard of student honor.
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.
President, C. H. Harper.
Vice-President, E. I. Oswald.
Secretary, R. Brigham.
Treasurer, H. C. Byrd.
Much encouraging work has been done by this organization
during the past year, and much interest has been shown in the
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 quali-
ties 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 delivery of their orations and debates.
NEW MERCER SOCIETY.
President, A. N. Bowland.
Vice-President, C. H. Harper.
Secretary-Treasurer, U. W. Long.
Sergeant-at-Arms, B. R. Cooper.
President, M. H. Adams.
Vice-President, E. S. Holloway.
Secretary-Treasurer, R. L. Capestany.
Sergeant-at-Arms, F. B. Frantz.
ROSSBURG CLUB. -^
President, A. N. Bowland.
Vice-President, H. D. Williar, Jr.
Secretary, F, E. Linnell.
Treasurer, G. W. Firor.
The social man is a necessity — hence this organization is en-
couraged and supported by the President and Faculty. Its enter-
tainments have been marked by a spirit which emphasizes the wis-
dom of its continuance and encouragement.
The "Reveille" is the College annual, edited entirely by the
Senior class ; it is the successor to the "Cadet Review.' Eleven edi-
tions of the "Reveille" have appeared and each has been charac-
terized by a gratifying improvement in the standard both of origin-
ality and expression.
EDITORIAL STAFF, I907.
Editor-in-Chief, W. T, Mahoney.
Associate Editors, M. A. Adams, C. H. Harper, S. T. Vocke.
Business Manager, G. W. Firor.
Associate Business Managers, J. P. Mudd, F. E. Linnell.
Treasurer, E. S. Holloway.
Athletic, A. N. Bowland.
Humorous, H. D. Williar, Jr.
Rossburg Club, A. N. Bowland.
Class History, M. A. Hudson.
THE ORATORICAL ASSOCIATION OF MARYLAND COLLEGES.
The Maryland Agricultural College is a member of this Asso-
ciation which is composed of St. John's College, Washington Col-
lege, Western Maryland College and Maryland Agricultural Col-
lege. Contests are held annually at these colleges in rotation and
a marked improvement is to be observed as a result of its or-
In 1904 an arrangement was made for an annual contest in de-
bating between students representing Delaware College and the
Maryland Agricultural College.
This contest has aroused much interest and enthusiasm, a
marked improvement may be observed on the part of the partici-
pants from year to year.
THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.
"The Alumni Association is steadily growing in two ways;
that is to say recent graduates almost invariably become active
members, and the graduates of the earlier days of the College are
becoming more active and more interested in all that pertains to
the welfare of our Alma Mater.
The semi-centennial celebration, which occurred March 6, 1906,
had for one of its results the bringing together of a larger gather-
ing of the Alumni than on any previous occasion, and this re-union
is probably the forerunner of larger Alumni gatherings in the
The association has continued the offer of three medals for
worthy students in the several collegiate departments, and there is
no doubt regarding the wisdom of stimulating in this way the ener-
gies of the students. The enrollment of the Alumni Association is
now reaching a point where some definite accomplishment can be
effected, and each individual should be ready to suggest a desirable
project, at the same time to assist in the execution of that object
which is most feasible and popular with the Association at large.
The entire institution as viewed from the Alumni standpoint is
worthy of the confidence of its patrons and the public. Each of us
should feel that every step in advance of that achieved in our day,
should give us a feeling of pride, that it is in a manner the result of
the successful completion of the work then offered and should bind
us more closely to the work of the present and the broadening of
The officers for the year are: President, W. S. Keech, '93;
Vice-President, F. P. Veitch, '91; Secretary-Treasurer, E. F.'
Garner, '03 ; Executive Committee, members at large, S. H. Hard-
ing, '95, and J. E. Ray, '92.
Graduates and members of the association are requested to keep
the Secretary-Treasurer, E. F. Gamer, College Park, Md., informed
of any changes in their addresses. Any information concerning the
older graduates which will enable the officers to locate and com-
municate with them will facilitate their efforts and will tend to
further the success of the Association."
DEGREES CONFERRED IN 1907.
MASTER OF SCIENCE.
ARTHUR B. GAHAN.
MASTER OF ARTS.
D^ARCY C. BARNETT.
LEMUEL FERDINAND ZERKEL.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HORTICULTURE.
GUY WISOTZKEY FIROR.
MARK ANTHONY HUDSON.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY.
STANLEY TORNEY VOCKE.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING.
MORRIS HENRY ADAMS.
ROGELIO LILIO CAPESTANY.
HANNIBAL SANFORD HATTON.
HENRY HOWARD OWINGS.
HARRY DUGAN WILLIAR^ JR.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
WILLIAM ALFRED NAIRNE BOWLAND.
CHARLES HAMILTON HARPER.
EDWIN SEABROOK HOLLOWAY.
FRANK ELIJAH LINNELL.
JOHN POSEY MUDD.
BACHELOR OF ARTS.
WILLIAM TERRY MAHONEY.
CERTIFICATES AWARDED IN TWO YEARS' COURSE IN
ROBERT HENRY RUFFNER.
CLARENCE EARL STANTON.
JOHN POSEY MUDD.
Senior Medal: for highest standing for the entire course; of-
fered by the President. Average 92.5.
MORRIS HENRY ADAMS AND WILLIAM TERRY MAHONEY.
Honorary mention, average over 90.
J. p. SHAMBERGER.
Junior Medal : for highest standing in Junior Year ; offered by
the President. Average 97.4.
HARRY WOOD LIPPENCOTT.
*Gold Medal for best debater in commencement competition;
offered by the Alumni Association.
STANLEY TORNEY VOCKE.
*Gold Medal for best Thesis on Agricultural Sciences; offered
by the Alumni.
CHARLES HAMILTON HARPER.
*Gold Medal for best work in Mechanical Engineering Depart-
ment; offered by the Alumni Association.
JOHN POSEY MUDD.
Honorable mention .
Gold Medal for the best essay on "American Citizenship ;" of-
fered by the Board of Trustees.
HARRY WOOD LIPPENCX)TT,
Schley Prize for best oration, treating Maryland History, de-
livered on Maryland Day, 1907; founded by Hon. B. H. Warner.
JAMES STANLEY GORSUCH,
William Pinkney Whyte Gold Medal; founded by Hon. Isaac
Lobe Straus ; for excellence in declamation, for members of Sopho-
*Regtilations sovemins: competition for Alumni Medals : Competition for the medal for
best thesis on Asricultnral Science is open to members of the Senior Class and Second Year
of the Two- Year Asricultural Courses; and two copies of the thesis must be deposited with
the Chairman of the Science Section of the Faculty at least one week before Commence-
Rules sroverninsT the competition for medals for commencement debate and for best work
in the Mechanical Bnsrineerinsr Department are provided by the departments of English and
Public Speakinsr. and the Professor of Mechanical Bngfineering:, respectively.
Competition is open to undergxaduate students only.
MILITARY ROSTER— CADET BATTALION.
EDWARD LLOYD, MAJOR, U. S. A.
COMMANDANT OF CADETS.
FIELD AND STAFF.
Major, B. R. Cooper.
First Lieutenant and Adjutant, T. B. Mackall.
Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster, R. Brig-ham.
Sergeant-Major, C. F. Mayer.
Quartermaster Sergeant, L. O. Jarrell.
Color Sergeant, P. E. Dupuy.
U. W. Long, Captain.
R. L. Silvester, First Lieutenant. W. C. Reeder, Second Lieutenant.
J. W. Firor, Third Lieutenant.
A. C. Turner, First Sergeant J. Q. A. Holloway, Second Sergeant
J S. Gorsuch, Third Sergeant. W. R. Maslin, Fourth Sergeant.
H. W. Stinson, Fifth Sergeant
H. E. Kries, First Corporal. L. J. Hathaway, Second Corporal.
F. J. Maxwell, Third Corporal. M. B. Tydings, Fourth Corporal.
J. P. Shamberger, Captain.
W. A. S. Somerville, First Lieutenant N. L. Warren, Second Lieutenant
G. G. Becker, Third Lieutenant
P. E. Burroughs, First Sergeant L. E. Gilbert, Second Sergeant.
T, D. Jarrell, Third Sergeant W. H. H. Badenhoop, Fourth Serg't
E. Plumacher, Fifth Sergeant.
Q. E. Hamilton, First Corporal. J. A. Martin, Second Corporal.
H. S. Cobey, Third Corporal. L. M. Roe, Fourth Corporal.
C. W. Sylvester, Captain.
H. B. Hoshall, First Lieutenant S. L. Lowrey, Second Lieutenant
H. W. Lippeneott, Third Lieutenant.
J. W. F. Allison, First Sergeant F. H. Dryden, Second Sergeant
J. A. Crutchfield, Third Sergeant M. E. Choate, Fourth Sergeant
C. W. Sigler, Fifth Sergeant
W. J. Frere, First Corporal. T. R. Stanton, Second Corporal.
E. H. Price, Third Corporal. J. H. Hoge, Fourth Corporal.
ADDITIONAL THIRD LIEUTENANTS.
J. D. Darby. H. C. Byrd. N. B. Brice.
E. M. Paradis. M. Plumacher. R. A. Wilson.
ROSTER OF MATRICULATES.
Babnett, D. C.
Gahan, a. B.
ZebkkTj, L. F.
Adams, M. H.
Blaie, E. a.
bowland, a. n.
Capestant, R. L.
cockey, a. d.
FiBOB, G. W.
Habpeb, C. H.
Hatton, H. S.
holloway, e. s.
Hudson, M. A.
LlNNEIili, F. E.
Mahoney, W. T.
MUDD, J. p.
OWINQS, H. H,
VOCKE, S. T.
WlUJAB, H. D. Jb.
District of ColumJiia
Becbjeb, G. G.
Bbice, N. E.
Bbotjghton, L. B.
Bybd, H. 0.
Bybon, E. J.
COOPEE, B. R.
Dabby, J. D.
Day, G. C.
FiBOB, J. W.
Gbiffin, J. P.
hoshall, h. b.
Lbppencott, H. W.
Long, U. W.
lowbey, s. l.
Mackaix, T. B.
Pabams, E. M.
Plumacheb, E. H.
Plumacheb, M. C.
RSEDEB, W. C.
RUMIO, F. E.
Shambebgeb, J. p.
SlLTESTEB, R. L.
SOLABI, G. S.
SOMEBYIIXE, W. A. S.
STABIiEB, A. L.
Stinson, H. W.
Sylvesteb, C. W.
Thomas, W. H.
Wabben, N. L.
Wabthen, C. a.
Wilson, R. A.
AlXEN, R. S.
Allison, J. M. F.
Baoenhoop, H. W. H.
Bakeb, G. S.
BtmoESS, A. E.
Bttbboughs, p. E.
gosteb, h. m.
Gbutchfield, J. A.
Dbyden, F. H.
DtJPUT, P. E.
England, W. B.
Fluhabtt, W. B.
Gilbebt, L. E.
gobsuch, j. s,
Gbason, J. P.
Haslup, J. E.
Hathaway, L. J.
Hayden, O. M.
Heyseb, W. W.
Hollow AY, J. Q. A.
Jabbell, L. O.
Jabbell, T. D.
JUDD, R. A.
Kbies, H. E.
McDonald, W. A.
McCeney, H. C.
Maslin, W. R.
Mayeb, C. F.
osboubne, w. e.
Sayeb, J. P.
schobb, j. e.
Smith, B. K.
Spalding, B. D.
Stableb, S. S.
Tbue, L. G.
tubneb, a. c.
Waltebs, H. M.
Whiting, W. W.
Dictrict of Columbia
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
Andbews, O. R.
Bennett, V. W.
Bebby, R. B.
Bounds, E, H.
Bbeeden, a. C.
Bbooks, T. R.
Canby, W. M.
Cabpintee, R. H.
Cobey, H. S.
Ceapsteb, J. O.
DoAK, H. D.
Donaldson, J. L.
Dbach, C. R.
Dudley, C. T.
Evans, H. C.
Fbebe, W. J.
Gbay, S. L.
Hamilton, G. E.
Hicks, C. G.
HOGE, J. H.
Hoopes, G. K.
Lambden, S. p.
Mabtin, J. A.
Maxwell, P. J.
Mebcebon, H. J.
MOEGAN, F. Li.
Mobse, J. W.
Pbice, E. H.
quimby, g. p.
Roe, L. M.
Sevebe, W. B.
Smith, W. C.
Stanton, T. R.
Swan, G. W.
TiMANUS, W. O.
Tydings, M. E.
Wabd, F. R,
Wabing, H. a.
White, H. J.
Wilson, M. D.
Havre de Grace
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
SECOND YEAR AGRICULTURAL STUDENTS.
Fbantz, F. B. Smithburg Washington
Gamebo, a. Honduras Honduras
RUFFNEB, R. H.
Stanton, C. E.
FIRST YEAR AGRICULTURAL STUDENTS.
Bbown, M. G.
Ghoate, M. E.
Golden, C. J.
Mat.awwt, a. V.
McCenet, S. C.
Pope, I, S.
ROFT.KEY, D. H.
SlQT.EB, C. W.
Smith, I. A.
Aman, L. J.
Chubch, C. B.
District of Columbia
Devttbiss, H. R.
DUCKETT, A. B.
Hatnes, W. G.
HODOKIN, F. H.
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
Lu^N, C. B.
McCeney, G. W.
Michael, C. W.
District of Columbia
MOBBIS, J. H.
Newman, L. C.
District of Columbia
'Shipley, W. L.
Stifleb, B. J.
Thomas, R. D.
TWADET.T^ C. E.
White, W. H.
Darling, Ploba I.
District of Columbia
Oswald, E. I.
STUDENTS IN TEN-WEEK WINTER COURSE.
Caibnes, W. H.
Gouiix, J. A.
COTT.TEB, C. S.
Englehabt, a. C.
Hay DEN, N.
Williams, W. W.
STUDENTS IN INSPECTORS COURSE.
Abonson, J. E.
Babnhabdt, D. H.
Dbubt, C. 0.
Hanson, A. L.
Habdt, J. T.
Nelson, A. B.
Walls, E. P.
Wathen, G. F.
STUDENTS IN SPECIAL TWO-WEEK COURSE.
Prize-winners In Farmers' Institute Com- Judging: Contest.
Bbadley, a. B.
Bakeb, E. S.
Gbay, J. H.
gcbtneb, p. f.
Leeke, G. p.
MoBBis, E. R.
Mttessen, J. W.
Oswald, D. P.
Radebauoh, G. D.
TUOKEB, W. L.
Wilson, J; M.
Tingling, C. L.
SUMMARY OF STUDENTS.
Graduate Students 4
Senior Class 16
Junior Class 32
Sophomore Class 42
Freshman Class 52
Second Tear Agricultural 5
First Tear Agricultural 9
Preparatory Students 23
Ten-week Course 6
Special Students 2
Inspectors' Class 9
Com Special 15
LIST OF PRESIDENTS AT THE MARYLAND
1. Prof. Benjamin Hallowell,
2. Rev. J. W. Scott
Prof. Henry Onderdonk
Prof. N. B. Worthington
Prof. C. L. C. Minor,
7. Admiral Franklin Buchanan
8. Prof. Samuel Regester
9. Gen. Samuel Jones
10. Capt W. H. Parker
11. Gen. Augustus Smith
12. Allen Dodge, Esq., Pro Tem.
Major Henry E, Alvord
Capt. R. W. Silvester
President of the Faculty ..1859—1860
LIST OF GRADUATES, WITH DEGREES AND
The following members of the various graduating classes have been
located. Any information leading to further additions and addresses and
occupations of Alumni will be gratefully received.
CLASS OF '63,
Calvert, C. B., A. B., College Park, Md.
Sands, W. B., A. B., Lake Roland, Md.
CLASS OF '64.
Franklin, J., A. B., 306 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, Texas.
Todd, W. B., B. S.
CLASS OF '66.
Hall, E„ A.B., Millersville, Md.
•Roberts, L., Ph. B.
CLASS OF '71.
Soper, F. A., A. B. (M. A. '74), Baltimore, Md.
CLASS OF '73.
♦Henry, R. S., A. B. (M.A.'75).
Miller, 0., A. B. (M. A. '75).
Regester, A., A. B.
Waters, W. F., A. B., West River, Md.
Worthington, D., A. B.
Worthington, W., A. B.
CLASS OF 74.
Coffren, J. H., A. B. (M. A. '77).
Davis, H. M., A. B. (M. A. '77), Poolesville, Md.
Griffith, L. A., A. B. (M. A. '77), Upper Marlboro, Md.
Hall, D., M. A.
Norwood, F. C, A. B. (M. A. '77), Frederick, Md.
CLASS OF '75.
Gray, J. B., A. B., Prince Frederick, Md.
Hyde, J. F. B., A. B., 110-114 Hanover Street, Baltimore, Md.
Lerch, C. E., B. S., 110-114 Hanover Street, Baltimore, Md.
Miller, L., B. S., Albuquerque, New Mexico.
CLASS OF '76.
Blair, W. J., B. S. (M. S.), Custom House, Baltimore, Md.
Thomas, T. H., B. S., Maddox, Md.
♦Worthington, J. L., B. S.
CLASS OF '77.
*Beall, R. R., B. S.
Emack, E. G., B. S., District Building, Washington, D. C.
♦Thomas, G., B. S.
Truxton, S., B. S.
Thomas, W., B, S.
CLASS OF '78.
Houston, T. T., A. B.
Rapley, R. R., B. S.
CLASS OF '80.
CLASS OF '81.
Gale, Henry E., A. B., 260 W. Hoffman St, Baltimore, Md,
Mercer, R. S., A. B,, New York, N. Y.
Porter, W, R„ A, B., R, B. Porter & Sons, S. Charles St, Baltimore, Md.
Thomas, W. H., A. B., Westminster, Md.
Wood, C, W., A. B.
CLASS OF '82.
Bowen, P. A., Jr., A. B., 1410 G St, N, W., Washington, D, C.
Saunders, C, A., A. B.
Stonestreet, J. H., A. B., Barnesville, Md.
CLASS OF '83.
Chew, R. B. B., A, B„ 512 F St, N. W,, Washington, D. C.
Freeland, H., A. B., Mutual, Calvert Co., Md.
Lakin, W. A., A. B,, Talbot County, Md ,
Rapley, E, E., A. B., 628 Louisiana Ave., Washington, D. C.
CLASS OF '84.
Martin, F., B. S., Montgomery County, Md.
Lakin, W. T., B. Ag.
CLASS OF '88.
Chambliss, S. M., A. B., Times Building, Ctiattanooga, Tenn. ^
Hazen, M. C, B. S., District Building, Washington, D. G.
Johnson, L. B., A. B., Morganza, Md.
•Sigler, W. A., B. S.
Smith,, R. E., B. S., Ridgely, Md.
Tolson, A. C, A. B., Daily Record Building, Baltimore, Md.
Weems, J. B., B. S., Carew, Va.
CLASS OF '89.
Griffith, T. D., B. S., Redland, Md.
Pindell, R. M., B. S., Civil Service Commission, Washington, D.
•Saulsbury, N. R., B. S.
Witmer, F., B. S., Hagerstown, Md.
CLASS OF '90.
Calvert, R. C. M., B. S., India.
Keech, W. S., B. S., Towson, Md.
Manning, C. C, B. S., 194 High Street, Portland, Me.
♦Niles, E. G., B. S.
Russell, R. L., B. S., District Building, Washington, D. 0.
Soles, C. E., B. S., McKeesport, Pa.
CLASS OF '91.
♦Branch, C, B. S.
♦Langley, J. C, B. S.
Latimer, J. B., B. S., Broome's Island, Md.
•Penn, S„ B, S.
Veitch, F. P., B. S., Agricultural Department, Washington, D, C.
CLASS OF '92.
Besley, F. W., A. B., Johns Hopkins University.
Brooks, J. D., A. B., Medical Department, U. S. A-
Calvert, 6. H., A. B., College Park, Md.
Chew, F., B. S.
Childs, N., B. S., Millersville, Md.
Gambrill, S. W., B. S., Fidelity and Deposit Co., London, England.
Johnson, E. D., A. B., Portland, Me.
Ray, J. E., A. B., 406 Fifth St., Washington, D. C.
CLASS OF '93.
Alvey, C, B. S., Hagerstown, Md.
Buckley, S. S., B. S., (M.S. '99), College Park, Md.
Graff, G. Y., B. S,, Brookland, Md.
Holzapfel, H. H., Jr., B. S,, Hagerstown, Md.
Lawson, J. W., B. S., Baltimore, Md.
Sherman, H. C, B. S., Columbia University, New York, N. Y.
CLASS OF '94.
Best, H., B. S., Birdsville, Md.
Bomberger, F. B., B. S. (M.A. '02), College Park, Md.
Brown, A. S., B. S., Washington, D. C.
Cairnes, C. W., B, S., United States Revenue Cutter Service.
Dent, H. M., B. S.
Foran, T. B., B, S., Port Deposit, Md.
Key, S., B. S. (M. S.'02), 1733 H St., N. W., Wasliington, D. C.
*Pue, R. R., B. S.
Sudler, M. T., B. S. (M. S.'02), CJomell Medical College, Ithaca, N. Y.
Weimer, C. H., B. S., Cumberland, Md.
CLASS OF '95.
Bannon, J. G., B. S., Baltimore, Md.
Clagett, G. H., B. S., Marlboro, Md.
Compton, B., B. S., Charlottsville, Va.
Crapster, W. B., B. S., Washington, D. C.
Bdelen, G. S., B. S., Washington, D. C.
Graham, H. R., B. S., Chestertown, Md.
Harding, S. H., B. S., District Building, Washington, D. C.
Harrison, R. L., B. S., Geological Survey, Washington, D. C.
*Jones, H. C, B. S., Pocomoke City, Md.
McCandish, L., B. S., Reading, Pa.
McDonnell, C. C, B. S., Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.
Mulliken, C. S., B. S., Alaska.
Skinner, W. W., B. S., Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.
Sliger, R. E., B. S., Oakland, Md.
Timanus, J. J., B. S., Towson, Md.
Wilson, G. W., Jr., B. S., Marlboro, Md.
CLASS OF '96.
Anderson, J., B. S., Rockville, Md.
Beale, R. B., B. S., General Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y.
Crapster, T. C, B. S., United States Revenue Cutter Service.
Dirickson, C. W., B. S., Berlin, Md.
Eversfield, D., A. B., College Park, Md.
Heyser, H. H., A. B., Hagerstown, Md.
Laughlin, J. R., B. S., 1460 Corcoran St, Washington, D. C.
Rollins, W. T. S., B. S., Seat Pleasant, Md.
Walker, C. N., B. S., Hyattsville, Md.
CLASS OF '97.
Calvert, C. B., Jr., A. B., College Park, Md.
Cronmiller, J. D., A. B., Laurel, Md.
Gill, A. I., B. S., 215 St Paul St, Baltimore, Md.
Gill, N. H., B. S., Glyndon, Md.
Graham, J. G. R., A. B., 212 La Salle St, Chicago, 111.
Reward, H., B. S., 262 Water St, Philadelphia, Pa.
Lewis, G., B. S., Beckley, W. Va.
Nelligan, B. S., B. S., District Building, Washington, D. C.
Posey, F., A. B., La Plata, Md.
Queen, C. J., B. S., 56 Livingston St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Scheneck, G. H. W., B. S., 343 Boulevard, Hollands, L. I.
Watkins, J. B., Jr., B. S., Rutland, Md.
Welty, H. T., B. S., 771 Doon St, Cleveland, Ohio.
Weeden, W. S., B. S. (M.S. '98).
Whiteford, G. H., B. S., Millersville, Md.
CLASS OF '98.
Allnut, C. v., A. B., New York, N. Y. ^
Bamett, D, C, A. B,, Cambridge, Md.
Burroughs, C. R., B. S., Harris's Lot, Md.
Cameron, G, W., B. S., Birmingham, Ala.
Dennison, P. E., A. B., War Department, Washington, D. C.
Dickerson, E. T., A. B, (M. A. '03), Baltimore, Md.
Houston, L. J., Jr., A. B., Baltimore, Md.
Lillibridge, J. G., A. B., Sparrows Point, Md.
Mitchell, J. H., M.E., La Plata, Md.
Nesbitt, W. C, RS., Philadelphia, Pa.
Peterson, G., A. B., Washington, D. C.
Ridgely, C. H., B. S., Sykesville, Md.
Robb, P. L., B. S., Baltimore City College, Baltimore, Md,
Whitely, R. P., A. B., Hyattsville, Md.
CLASS OF '99.
Blandford, J. C, M. E., Manila, P. I.
Collins, H. E., A. B., Princess Anne, Md.
Eyster, J. A. E., B. S., Baltimore, Md.
Gait, M. H., A. B., Taneytown, Md.
Gough, T. R., B. S.
Hammond, W. A., A. B., Baltimore, Md.
Kenley, J. F., M, E., Aberdeen, Md.
McOandlish, R. J., R S., Hancock, Md.
Price, T. M., B. S., Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.
Robb, J. B., B. S., Richmond, Va.
♦Sedwick, J. O., B. S.
Sbamberger, D. T., M. E., Sparrows Point, Md.
Shipley, J. H., B. S., Manila, P. I.
Straughn, M. N., B, S., Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.
Whitehill, I. E., A. B., Unionville, Md.
CLASS OF '00.
Choate, E. S., M. E., Mt. Clare, Baltimore, Md.
Church, C. G., B. S., Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.
Ewens, A. E., B. S., Baltimore, Md.
Grason, A. S. R., B. S., Towson, Md.
Groff, W. D., B. S., 25 N. Broadway, Baltimore, Md.
Jenifer, R. M., B. S., Loch Raven, Md.
Kefauver, H. J., A. B. (M.A. '01), Frederick, Md.
Peach, S. M., A. B., Upper Marlboro, Md.
Sappington, E. N., B. S., Darlington, Md.
Sudler, A. C, B. S., Denver, Col.
Talbott, W. H., A. B., Willows, Md.
Weigand, W. H., B. S., Argentine, Kansas.
CLASS OF '01.
Cobey, W. C, B. S., Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.
Hardisty, J. T., A. B., Collington, Md.
McDonnell, F. V., M. E., 1613 Commerce St., Wellsville, Ohio.
Whiteford, H. C, B. S., Whiteford, Md.
CLASS OF '02.
Bowman, J. D., M. E., Rockville, Md.
Couden, J., B. S., Perryville, Md.
Darby, S. P., B. S., Washington, D. C.
Fendall, W. S., M. E., Saranac Lake, N. Y.
Hirst, A. R., B. S., Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore, Md.
*Lansdale, H. N., B. S.
Mitchell, R. L., B. S., La Plata, Md.
Mackall, L. E., A. B., 715 West Fayette St., Baltimore, Md.
Symons, T. B., B. S. (M.S. '04), College Park, Md.
*Wisner, J. I., B. S., Baltimore, Md.
CLASS OF '03.
Cairnes, G. W., M. E., United States Revenue Cutter Service.
Calderon, M. A., M. E. (B. S. '04), Lima, Peru.
Collier, J. P., M. E., Ellicott City, Md.
Dunbar, E. B., B. S., Springville, N. Y.
Garner, E. F., M. E., College Park, Md.
Matthews, J. M., B. S., Dulaney's Valley, Md.
Mayo, R. W. B., A. B. (M.S. '04), Hyattsville, Md.
Peach, P. L., M. E., Ruston, La.
Walls, E. P., B. S. (M.S. '05), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
CLASS OF '04.
Anderson, J. A., M. E., Deal's Island, Md.
Bumside, H. W., A. B., Hyattsville, Md.
Choate, R. P., B. S., B. & O'. R. R. Shops. Baltimore, Md.
Cruikshank, L. W.*, M. E., Philadelphia, Pa.
Gray, J. P., B. S., New Haven, Conn.
Mayo, E. C, M. E., Richmond, Va.
Merryman, E. W., M. E., Baltimore, Md.
Mitchell, W., M. E., La Plata, Md.
Mullendore, T. B., A. B., Hagerstown, Md.
Sasscer, E. R., B. S., Department of Agriculture, Washington. D. C.
Shaw, S. B., B. S., Parkersburg, W. Va.
Stoll, E. W., M.E., Manila, P. I.
Wentworth, G. L., M. E., N. Y. C R. R., New York.
CLASS OF '05.
Byron, W. H., B. S., Williamsport, Md.
Digges, E. D., B. S., Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore, Md.
Duckett, M., B. S., Hyattsville, Md.
Hayman, E. T., B. S., Stockton, Md.
Krentzlin, J. J. A., B. S., Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore, JId.
Mackall, J. N., B. S., Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore, Md.
Nicholls, R. D., B. S., Germantown, Md.
Parker, A. A., B. S., Baltimore, Md.
Smith, W. T., B. S., Ridgely, Md.
Suavely, E. H., B. S., Grange, Md.
Somerville, J. W., B. S., Hyattsville, Md.
Sturgis, G., B. A., Charlotte Hall, Md
White, W., B. S., Dickerson, Md.
CLASS OF '96.
Bassett, L., B. S., Myersdale, Pa.
Caul, H. J., B. S., San Juan, P. B.
Dixon, R. H., B. S., Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore, Md.
Graham, J. J. T., B. S., College Park, Md.
Mayer, G. M., B. S., Box 134, Ambridge, Pa.
McNutt, A. M., B. S., Berkley, Md.
Mitchell, J. W., B. S., Brookline, Mass.
Showell, J. L., B. S., Berlin, Md.
Ridgway, C. S., B. S., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Thomas, S. P., B. S., Sandy Spring, Md.
Waters, F. R. B., B. S., Seat Pleasant, Md.
Zerkel, L. F., B. A., Winchester, Va.
Agriculture, Courses 15
Agricultural Course 56
Agricultural Department 15
Agriculture, Four Year's Course 16
Agriculture, Ten Week's Course 15, 58
Agriculture, Two Year Course. 57, 66
Agronomy, Courses 16
Alumni 79, 92
Animal Husbandry, Courses. . . 19
Articles to be Provided 76
Board of Trustees 2-3
Botanical Department 26
Botany, Courses 27
Chemical Department 32
Chemical Course 61
Chemistry, Courses 34
Civil Engineering Department . 37
Civil Engineering, Courses 38
Civil Engineering Course 60
Courses of Study 56
Drawing 38, 41
English and Civics Department 45
English, Courses 45
Entomological Department 30
Entomology, Courses 30
Equipment and Work 15-54
Expenses of Students 74
Experiment Station 8
Farmers' Courses 58
General Aim and Purpose 11
General Information 67
General Science Course 60
Graduates and Degrees Con-
Historical Sketch 7
History Courses 47
Horticultural Department 22
Horticultural Course 59,66
Languages Department 48
Literary Societies 77
Location and Description 9
Mathematics, Courses 43
Mathematics, Department of . . . 43
Mechanical Engineering Course 60
Mechanical Engineering De-
Medals Awarded 82
Military Organization 85
Military Department 51
Officers and Faculty 3-5
Oratorical Association 78
Pathology, Plant 26
Physical Culture 50
Physics Department 36
Preparatory Work 53
Presidents of College 92
Promotions 52, 67
Public Speaking 49
Regulations 72, 83
Religious Opportunities 71
Requirements for Admission . . 67
Roster of Students 87
Rules 68. 72, 83
Sanitary Advantages 10
Student Opportunities 71
Student Organizations 76
Synopsis of Courses 62-66
Ten Week's Course , . 58
Two Year's Courses 57. 59, 66
Uniform 53, 75
Vegetable Pathology 26
Veterinary Science Department 31